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How well do you know the PGA Championship? Try this quiz:1. Adidas Gazelle Rose/Blanche Femme . What is the name of the PGA Championship trophy?a.) Hagen Cupb.) Wanamaker Trophyc.) Ted Bishop Trophy---2. Where was the first PGA Championship played?a.) Valhallab.) PGA Nationalc.) Siwanoy---3. Which player withdrew that enabled John Daly to get in as the ninth alternate -- and win -- the 1991 PGA Championship?a.) Jay Haasb.) Nick Pricec.) Fuzzy Zoeller---4. Who holds the record for largest margin of victory in the PGA Championship?a.) Tiger Woodsb.) Jack Nicklausc.) Rory McIlroy---5. The oldest player to win a major captured the PGA Championship in the state of Texas. Can you name him?a.) Byron Nelsonb.) Jerry Barberc.) Julius Boros---6. On which course did two players shoot 63 in the same PGA Championship?a.) Valhallab.) Rivierac.) Atlanta Athletic Club---7. Who is the only player to win the PGA Championship twice on the same course?a.) Tiger Woodsb.) Jack Nicklausc.) Walter Hagen---8. Who had the highest score in the final round by a PGA champion?a.) Vijay Singhb.) Shaun Micheelc.) Lanny Wadkins---9. Name the first player to win the PGA Championship in a sudden-death playoff.a.) Jeff Slumanb.) Lanny Wadkinsc.) Jack Nicklaus---10. Who was the last player to win the PGA Championship in back-to-back years when it was match play?a.) Walter Hagenb.) Gene Sarazenc.) Denny Shute---11. Who is the only player to win the PGA Championship in three decades.a.) Jack Nicklausb.) Gary Playerc.) Sam Snead---12. Who has the most professional majors without ever having won the PGA Championship?a.) Bobby Jonesb.) Arnold Palmerc.) Tom Watson---13. Name the only player to shoot 63 in the final round of the PGA Championship.a.) Steve Strickerb.) Brad Faxonc.) Bruce Crampton---14. This player shot 266 for the second-lowest score in major championship history. It only got him second place in the PGA Championship. Who is it?a.) Greg Normanb.) Colin Montgomeriec.) Phil Mickelson---15. 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He received the silver trophy from Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George, San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers and Olympic medal-winning sprinter Bryshon Nellum. "Its just a blessing," Wiggins said after the presentation in Hollywood. "I kind of dont realize at first its such a big deal. I think it will hit me more afterward." The 18-year-old joined such storied past winners as LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Kevin Love. Wiggins said his goal has been to play in the NBA "ever since I was on earth." His father played professionally overseas, and Wiggins recalled watching him play when he was a small boy. At Kansas, Wiggins wants to help deliver the Jayhawks a national championship. "I think I can give the fans what we want," he said. Andrews became just the second soccer player to win the national award in its 11-year history. The forward from Milford (N.H.) High scored 31 goals and had 18 assists while leading her team to a 16-3-1 record and the Division II state title. Andrews was captain of the national Under-17 womens team last year. Shes also an All-State placekicker for her schools football team. "Let me know your longest field goal annd Ill put in a call for you," Rivers jokingly told Andrews. Nmd Xr1 Homme. She received her award from U.S. national soccer team star Abby Wambach and three-time Olympic champion beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor, who retired after the London Olympics. "Its been an incredible experience," said Andrews, who thanked her small hometown for its support. "This award means the world to me." Andrews said her goal is to make the U.S. roster for the 2015 Womens World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. "My goal is to always do the best I can possibly do and to promote the game," she said, "and hopefully win a couple of national championships." Wiggins beat out nominees Trayvon Bromell, a sprinter from Gibbs High in St. Petersburg, Fla.; USC-bound quarterback Max Browne of Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash.; cross country runner Edward Cheserek of St. Benedicts Prep in Newark, N.J.; and center fielder Clint Frazier of Loganville (Ga.) High, who was recently drafted No. 1 by the Cleveland Indians. Andrews won over nominees Sarah Baxter, a distance runner from Simi Valley (Calif.) High; volleyball setter Lauren Carlini of West Aurora High in Aurora, IIl.; softball pitcher Carley Hoover of D.W. Daniel High in Central, S.C.; basketball player Mercedes Russell of Springfield (Ore.) High; and heptathlete Kendell Williams of Kell High in Marietta, Ga. The winners were chosen by a nationwide panel of sports experts who took into account individual accomplishments during the academic year, athletic, academic and character excellence, impact on their teams success and their achievements during their prep career. 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Discarded North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie is adamant hes got plenty more to give on the AFL stage, saying he hasnt arrived at West Coast to be a reserves player. Uomo Air Max 97 UL17 HAL Nere/Nocciola Scuro-Oliva Medio-Pomice Chiaro AH9945-001 .Petrie played 316 games and booted 428 goals for the Kangaroos before being axed as part of the clubs controversial cull at the end of last season.The Eagles handed the 34-year-old a lifeline via Mondays rookie draft, with Petries arrival bolstering West Coasts ruck stocks while Nic Naitanui recovers from a knee reconstruction.Former Cats ruckman Nathan Vardy was also added to West Coasts list, joining Scott Lycett and Jonathan Giles as ruck options.Petries form dropped off noticeably last season, with the 197cm forward managing just 27 goals in 23 games.It raised concerns about what he can produce at West Coast.But the 2011 All-Australian believes he can regain his best playing a split forward/ruck role.If it was purely just going to be a forward position over here, I doubt I would have come, Petrie said.But the ruck is an element and something that I think will help me become a good player this year.Im a proud person and a competitive person. My aim is to play a lot of senior games here, but Ive got to compete for that spot.Last year I played every game and trained every session, so my body is still very resilient.West Coast produced the shock of the trade period when they snared Hawthorn champion Sam Mitchell.Mitchell and Petrie are both 34 years old.But Petrie hopes the AFL landscape is slowly starting to treasure older players again.Certainly five years ago, as soon as you got to 28, you started on one-year contracts, Petrie said.And 30 was a horrible number in football.Ive just turned 34, and still got the fire, the want, the desire, and still believe Ive got the ability to play.Brent Harvey, Nick Dal Santo, and Michael Firrito were other veterans axed by the Kangaroos last season.Petrie said he understood the decision, but expressed surprise that Harvey was part of the cull.He said his own axing affected him deeply in his last two games for the Kangaroos, where he tallied a combined 10 possessions and no goals.West Coast will feel like a home away from home for Petrie given the clubs distinct North Melbourne flavour.Coach Adam Simpson and his assistant Brady Rawlings were champion players at the Kangaroos, while defence coach Daniel Pratt also played for North Melbourne.Petrie said Simpson and Rawlings played crucial roles in convincing him to join West Coast.I know they wouldnt throw me under the bus, he said. Air Max 97 Ultra 17 Uomo . Barcelonas entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid two rounds ahead of their meeting in the capital. Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals. Nike Air Max 97 Ultra Nere . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. . Those lessons were more than enough to overwhelm the Utah Jazz. Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 victory over the Jazz on Friday night, winning their third straight and for the fourth time in five games.Tony Cottee says Jamie Vardys strike against Liverpool has to be a contender for goal of the season. The England striker scored both goals in Leicesters 2-0 victory over Liverpool on Monday and former Foxes and West Ham striker Cottee fully appreciated the skill involved in his opener.The former Fleetwood Town star beat Reds keeper Simon Mignolet with a stunning 25-yard volley following a sensational pass from Riyad Mahrez before adding another in the second half to ensure his side remained three points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Iain Dowie reviews Leicesters 2-0 win over Liverpool at the King Power stadium. Uomo/Donna Air Max 97 Ultra 17 Nere e Bianche 918356-001. Speaking to Sky Sports Now, Cottee, who scored 27 goals in 85 appearances for Leicester between 1997-2000, said: As an ex-forward I can only appreciate the skill as he is running at full pace.The execution, I cant tell you how good that skill is. To hit the ball on the volley up and over the keeper on the run as well and at full pace... I think its a sensational goal. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pele will not attend Fridays opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics because of poor health, denying Brazilians a chance to celebrate their greatest sports figure. Air Jordan 12 XII Retro Doernbecher Black/Hyper Violet-Pink Blast .The 75-year-old soccer great said this week he had been invited to light the cauldron, though that was not confirmed by Rio organizers.Im not physically able to attend the opening of the Olympics, Pele said in a statement on Friday.Pele had hip surgery recently and often walks with a cane. His absence -- in any role -- will be a huge disappointment to fans and organizers. He is easily Brazils most recognizable athlete -- or former athlete -- though he stopped playing almost 40 years ago.Only God is more important than my health, he wrote. In my life Ive had fractures, surgeries, pain, hospital stays, victories and defeats. And Ive always respected those who admire me.He said pulling out was my own decision.Peles role in the opening ceremony has never been clear. He had said earlier that a commitment to a sponsor would force him to travel the day of the ceremony.If I manage to change (the travel plans), I would like to have the honor to light it, he said.In statement, Pele apologized for disappointing Brazilians and said as a Brazilian, I ask God to bless all who participate in this event.He signed the statement Edson Arantes do Nascimento -- Pele. Cheap Air Jordan 12 Retro College Navy Wholesale . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. Cheap Air Jordan 11 Low Rose Gold Wholesale . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Andrew Beef Johnston has made quite the impression after bursting onto the PGA Tour in 2016 -- and his Happy Gilmore antics are only just getting started.Alongside 1991 PGA Championship winner John Daly, Johnston is set to contest a birdie, beer and beef triathlon in 2017 after being challenged by Australian Steven Bowditch.ESPN can only assume the triathlon will likely contain lots of drinking, meat-eating and golf. And then maybe some more drinking.It is no secret that Johnston, who shone at this years Open Championship, loves a drink or two.He promised to get the beers in after earning his PGA Tour card in September, and in June said he would be drunk for a weeek if he won the U. Air Jordan 7 Fadeaway Pre Order. S. Open.But now he will be drinking for bragging rights after picking Daly to contest the triathlon against Bowditch and 2008 Ryder Cup star Boo Weekley.Johnston and Daly will fancy their chances against Bowditch, who produced the worst Strokes Gained on the tour last season, finishing 214-over par for the year.Johnston on the other hand enjoyed a successful 2016, winning the Open de Espana in April and finishing tied for seventh in the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour, pocketing a cool €115,800. White NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts ' ' '
CLEVELAND -- After combining to score one run in 10 innings in the first game of the series Monday night, the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are both hoping for better results on Tuesday. Orlando Brown Jr. Stitched Jersey .It took 10 innings for the Indians to score the only run of the game in a victory that extended the Twins losing streak to 11 games. Thats the longest losing streak by the Twins since they lost 11 in a row in September of 2011.The Twins had given up eight or more runs in six games in a row, a streak that was halted Monday when they held the Indians to one run. But a loss is a loss, and the losses are mounting at an alarming rate for the Twins, who havent won a game since a 10-3 victory over Kansas City on Aug. 17.When youre trying to find a way out of something like this, you need to make your breaks or have things go your way, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. But thats baseball. You never know from day to day if youre going to be in a pitchers duel or a slugging contest.The Indians, meanwhile, continue to sputter offensively. Although they won Mondays game, they have been held to one or zero runs in seven of their last eight games.Were not putting up enough runs, but weve got to weather through this, Cleveland skipper Terry Francona said.Jason Kipnis drove in the lone run Monday with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th.As an offense, we know we have to do better than what were doing, Jason Kipnis said. But if weve got to win 1-0, then lets win 1-0.Josh Tomlin (11-8, 4.70) will start for Cleveland on Tuesday. Tomlins status in the rotation could be riding on his performance Tuesday. In his last five starts, Tomlin is 0-5 with a 10.80 ERA and nine home runs allowed in 25 innings.Tomlin leads the majors in home runs allowed with 34, and seems certain to break the Indians franchise record for most homers allowed in a season. The record of 37 was set by Luis Tiant in 1969.The schedule hasnt done Tomlin any favors, however. His last four starts have been against the Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers, all teams that are likely headed for postseason appearances.In 13 career appearances against the Twins, Tomlin is 4-4 with a 5.26 ERA. In three starts versus the Twins this year, Tomlin is 2-0 with a 3.72 ERA.Joe Mauer is 7-for-20 (.350) with three RBI and two walks lifetime against Tomlin, while Brian Dozier is 5-for-23 (.217) against him.Twins starter Andrew Albers (0-0, 4.32) will be making his third appearance, but first start for the Twins this season. In 21 starts at Triple-A Rochester, he was 10-6 with a 3.69 ERA.Kipnis is 2-for-7 with a double against Albers.Albers does have one memorable appearance against Cleveland. 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Anthony Browns rookie season ended with him sitting courtside in Los Angeles, watching his idol Kobe Bryant end his stellar Lakers career with a dazzling 60-point effort.Brown got many lessons from Bryant last season.Now he has a chance to put those tutorials into use.The 6-foot-7 forward was the No. 1 overall pick Sunday in the NBA Development League draft by the Erie BayHawks, an Orlando Magic affiliate. Brown was a second-round selection by the Lakers in 2015, appeared in 29 games and started 11 in the NBA last season, and will head to Pennsylvania on Monday for training camp and what he called a fresh start.The biggest thing that I took away from my time with Kobe was just the preparation that he came with to every game, Brown said. Every game that he played, his preparation was so detailed and so focused. The game is just the result of everything youve already worked on.Brown was the last player cut by the Lakers out of training camp this fall. He was one of two first-round selections Sunday with past NBA experience, joining Travis Leslie -- who appeared in 10 games with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2011-12 season. Leslie was picked No. 4 overall by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Indianas D-League club.Youre playing NBA rules with an NBA ball, Brown said. I think that playing in the D-League and honing your craft there, its definitely translatable if youre able to get to the NNBA level. DeShon Elliott Stitched Jersey. Theres definitely talent in the league.A trio of famous sons were among the 105 selections.Keith Hornsby, the son of Grammy winning musician Bruce Hornsby and who played college ball at LSU, was the ninth overall pick by the Texas Legends, a Dallas affiliate.Benito Santiago Jr. -- a 27-year-old who also was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2010 and whose father spent two decades in the major leagues -- went 38th overall, to the Delaware 76ers.Ralph Sampson III, whose father was the No. 1 pick in the 1983 NBA draft, went in the fifth round to the Northern Arizona Suns. He was the 86th overall pick, and has been in the D-League for the last two seasons.Other picks of note:- Shannon Brown, a two-time NBA champion with the Lakers and someone whos spent time with eight NBA clubs already, may be returning to the state where he played his college ball. The Michigan State product was selected in the second round by the Grand Rapids Drive, the Detroit Pistons affiliate. For me, it makes me feel like Im starting all over from scratch, he told Sunday.- Palpreet Singh of India went to the Long Island Nets, at No. 80 overall. Bobby Ray Parks Jr., born in the Philippines, was the last pick at No. 105, going to the Westchester Knicks. White NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale NFL White JerseysCheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts ' ' '
TORONTO -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived a scare to beat unseeded?Gilles Muller 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the Rogers Cup, his final event before the Rio Olympics. Cole Aldrich Jersey .I actually think that Toronto is a great way for me to prepare for the Olympic Games and whats coming up after that, Djokovic said. But also, you know, I enjoy my time in this tournament that I always love playing.Djokovic noted that he had extra time off after falling in the third round at Wimbledon. The Rogers Cup rotates between Toronto and Montreal, with the women playing in Montreal this week.I enjoy Canada, both cities, Toronto and Montreal, and the past results in history show that I have a good time on Canadian soil, so I try to get the best out of it, said Djokovic, the tournament winner in 2007, 2011 and 2012.Djokovic struggled against Muller in his first hard-court match since March, with his serves and his short game. Ultimately, unforced errors were Mullers undoing, with both sets easily in reach.Gilles Muller is a very difficult player to play against in quick conditions, Djokovic said. He takes away the time of the opponent. He serves and volleys second serve a lot, as well, which hes one of the rare guys that does that. He likes to play quick, and I think the warm day like today played a lot in his favor.Djokovic will face qualifier Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic in the third round.Third-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan downed American Dennis Novikov 6-4, 7-5; and fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada beat Taiwans Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-3.American qualifier Ryan Harrison outlasted ninth-seeded countryman John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 6-4, and 10th-seeded Gael Monfils of France topped Canadas Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 7-6 (6), 6-0. Monfils won the Citi Open on Sunday in Washington. Cheap NBA Jerseys ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. Nemanja Bjelica 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. . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent.A dramatic La Liga season has gone down to the wire, and Sky Sports will bring you the final day live as Real Madrid and Barcelona battle it out. The three-horse became two last weekend after Atletico Madrids defeat by Levante, meaning Barcelona must hold off competition from rivals Real to win a 24th La Liga crown.Barca, a point ahead of Real in the standings, go to Granada at 4pm on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 4 HD with coverage starting at 3.30pm, while Real Madrid are at Deportivo, coverage starting at 3.55pm, on Sky Sports 3 HD. Barcelona are looking for a 24th Spanish league title With the head-to-head record separating sides rather than goal difference, Barcas superior record over Real this season (5-2 on aggregate) means Zinedine Zidanes side must win and hope Barca draw or lose to take the title.David Moyes and Gaizka Mendieta will be in the Sky Sports studio to analyse the game pre and post-match, while Guillem Balague will be in Granada for Barcelonas clash, and Gary Cotterill in A Coruna to cover Real Madrid. Season finale on Sky Sports on Saturday Granada v Barcelona, 3.30pm, Sky Sports 4 HD Deportivo v Real Madrid, 3.55pm, Sky Sports 3 HD There will be regular crossovers to each ground and as-it-stands tables to keep you up-to-date with the standings as the goals go in. Real Madrid have not won the title since 2012 At the other end of the table, there are still places to be decided, with Rayo Vallecano, Sporting Gijon and Getafe battling it out to avoid the drop on Sunday evening. Justin Patton Jersey. Gary Cotterill reports from Madrid, where the city is gearing up just in case Real Madrid can better Barcelonas result and finish the day as champions. Getafe go to Real Betis, with live coverage from 6.25pm on Sky Sports 2 HD, while Sporting Gijon v Villarreal (red button, Sky Sports Xtra and iPad) and Rayo v Levante (red button and iPad) also kick off at 6.30pm. Also See: Sky Live: Granada v Barcelona Sky Live: Deportivo v Real Madrid Table Fixtures White NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts ' ' '
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Ecco Ennio Herre . -- During coach Darrell Hazells first three seasons at Purdue, defense certainly hasnt been the Boilermakers forte, explaining in large part why this program entered Saturdays opener 6-30 beginning with 2013.Seven of last years 12 opponents scored at least 41 points in a 2-10 season, but defense provided all the momentum Purdue needed against Eastern Kentucky in Ross-Ade Stadium.Leroy Clark and Gelen Robinsons first-quarter interceptions helped Purdue build an early 21-0 lead, and the Boilermakers outlasted the Football Championship Subdivision Colonels 45-24 in the season opener for both teams.Clarks interception of Maty Mauk, the fifth-year graduate transfer quarterback from Missouri, set up Purdues second touchdown and a 14-0 lead, and Robinsons 78-yard interception return for a score pushed the Boilermakers advantage to 21-0 with 3:31 remaining in the first quarter.Markell Jones scored on a 3-yard run to cap an efficient opening drive for Purdue.Obviously, we like to win the turnover battle, and that was a huge part of our preparation, as it is for every team, said Robinson, the son of former Purdue All-American basketball standout and NBA player Glenn Robinson.For me, it was great to do my part to help the defense win that battle. On my interception, as soon as I saw the quarterback flare out, I knew my job. I had help scoring when (cornerback) Myles Norwood blocked the quarterback.Eastern Kentucky turned the ball over four times. The Boilermakers were guilty of one.While Eastern Kentucky out gained the Boilermakers 284-243 during the first 30 minutes, Purdue built a led 28-18 at halftime, thanks to the 14 points as a result of interceptions.Any time you can play out front like we did, it takes a little bit of stress off you, coach Hazell said, So it was good for us to get those turnovers and convert those turnovers into points. Then I thought our guys responded well in the second half by playing great defense and penetrating well.First-year Eastern Kentucky coach Mark Elder said the first-quarter turnovers provided this games storyline.You are not going to have a chance to win many games with three turnovers in the first quarter, Elder said, We have to do a better job of protecting the ball. Our guys fought and played hard all game, but we got down by too much too early.Boilermaker redshirt sophomore quarterback David Blough ran for two touchdowns and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey, giving Purdue a 28-8 lead late in the second quarter.I thought we moved the ball really well, said Blough, who was 1-7 as a starter in 2015. We sustained some drives and picked up some crucial third downs, but theres so many little things that we can do to make it that much better. We didnt score on one drive when we got inside their 10.Jones carried 24 times for 143 yards for a Purdue team that now has won 13 consecutive home openers, including 4-0 for fourth-year coach Hazell, now 7-30 with the Boilermakers. Hazell is 4-0 against FCS opponents.You have to know that those 143 rushing yards all start up front, Jones said. Those guys did a good job of imposing their will, which made it pretty easy for me to find holes and seams and hit them.Each team struggled to generate any third-quarter offense, especially after Colonels quarterback Bennie Coney, who replaced Mauk in the first quarter, took a hard hit while scrambling and was helped to the sideline, prompting Mauks return.Purdue finally broke the second-half scoring drought on Bloughs second TD run, a 1-yard plunge with 12:48 remaining in the game to extend the lead to 35-18.J.D. Dellingers 30-yard field goal with 4:56 to play capped a 13-play, 66-yard drive and gave the Boilermakers a 38-18 lead.Blough finished 25 of 43 for 245 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Domonique Young caught eight passes for 74 yards.Purdue capped its scoring with a 48-yard touchdown run from freshman Brian Lankford-Johnson with 4:23 left. The Colonels got a TD with 1:34 remaining to complete the scoring.TAKEAWAYPurdue: While the Boilermakers pulled away during the final 12:48, they led their FCS opponent by just 10 points heading into the final quarter in front of only 32,074 fans on a gorgeous September afternoon. Purdue finished with 512 yards of offense and snapped a four-game losing streak to end the 2015 season. The 32,074 was the smallest home crowd for a Purdue home opener since 25,000 watched the Boilermakers defeat Missouri 31-0 on Sept. 25, 1954, almost 62 years ago.Eastern Kentucky: If Coney is able to play next week after taking a hard hit in the second half, the Colonels coaching staff will have a difficult decision to make at quarterback. Mauk struggled at Purdue, but he was 17-5 as a starter at Missouri. It was clear Saturday that the Eastern Kentucky offense had a better rhythm with Coney under center.Our plan from the get-go was that we were going to put Mauk in for the first two series and Coney was going to play series three and four and we were going to go from there, Elder said. Bennie had a hot hand, so we kept him in there. For the second half, we had the same plan.KEY NUMBERSPurdue: The Boilermakers key to limiting Eastern Kentucky to six second-half points centered on third-down conversions. The Colonels were 10 of 14 in the first half when they scored 18 points and 0 for 6 in the final 30 minutes when they scored six.Eastern Kentucky: Coney finished 13 of 23 for 158 yards and a touchdown, while Mauk was only 2 of 7 for 18 yards with two picks. Mauk did rush eight times for 39 yards.INJURY REPORTPurdue was without starting cornerback DaWan Hunte (sprained ankle) and defensive end Austin Larkin (sprained ankle). Each starter, according to Hazell, should be ready for the Sept. 10 game against Cincinnati.THE LAST WORDWe did not come here to play close, and we certainly did not come here to lose by 21. We came here to win the game. --- Eastern Kentucky coach Mark Elder.UP NEXTPurdue: The Boilermakers are home again on Sept. 10, hosting Cincinnati at noon. The Bearcats defeated Purdue in September of 2013 in Hazells first game with the Boilermakers, 42-7 in Cincinnati. The Bearcats opened the season Thursday night with a 28-7 victory against Tennessee-Martin.Eastern Kentucky: The Colonels will attempt to give coach Mark Elder his first victory at EKU on Thursday when they play Pikeville. ECCO Herre Yucatan Sandaler 069564-52340 BISON Sort/Sort Tilbud DK . Burke is expected to miss two to three months after breaking a finger in the teams third preseason game. 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According to reports, the Hall of Fame goaltender could possibly be in line to become the next coach. Roys younger brother, Stephane Roy, posted a Facebook note late Monday night saying his brother would be the new coach. Stephane Roy later told The Denver Post: "Theyre discussing the final details of an arrangement." The organization remains silent on the report, saying in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Avs, "wont comment on any speculation on this issue." Fans in the Mile High City are enthralled by the thought of two of the most beloved players in team history joining forces again to lead team. The Avalanche fired Joe Sacco on April 28 after a season in which the squad finished last in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs for a third straight season. Soon after, the team shook up the front office, with Josh Kroenke taking over the reigns as team president from Pierre Lacroix, the architect behind the Cup-winning teams in 1996 and 2001. Kroenkes first order of business was promoting Sakic from a largely ceremonial role with the franchise to executive vice-president of hockey operations, giving the Hall of Famer a say in just about everything, including the new coach. Sakic may just turn to a familiar face in Roy, who retired in 2003 aas the all-time winningest goalie with 551 victories, a mark that has since been surpassed by Martin Brodeur of New Jersey. Ecco Støvler Tilbud. Roy began his career with Montreal, winning two Stanley Cup trophies for the Canadiens. But things began to sour in a game against Detroit on Dec. 2, 1995, when Roy allowed nine goals before he was finally taken out in the second period. Roy was so irate he told Montreal it was his last game for the team. Four days later, he was dealt to Colorado. A few months later, Roy helped the Avs capture their first Stanley Cup. He spent parts of eight seasons with Colorado and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006. His familiar No. 33 sweater was retired by the Avs a decade ago and a banner to commemorate the achievement now hangs from the Pepsi Center rafters, alongside those of Sakic (19), Peter Forsberg (21) and Ray Bourque (77). Sakic recently said he wants his new leader to offer a teaching component, especially since the Avs have a young nucleus in place with Matt Duchene, Ryan OReilly and captain Gabriel Landeskog all under 23. They also have the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. "You want to have some patience, because your best players are young," Sakic said. A fierce competitor on the ice, Roy could bring that same type of demeanour to the bench, even if he doesnt have NHL coaching experience. Since his retirement, Roy has been keeping busy by helping out the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 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Underperforming batsmen and an untimely calf flare-up to Steve OKeefe have complicated matters further for Australias interim selection panel on the eve of an especially tense squad announcement for the Adelaide Test. lebron james white jersey .The acting chairman of selectors, Trevor Hohns, is expected to name a 13-man squad for the day/night match on Sunday afternoon, underlining the uncertainty surrounding Australian cricket on the back of five consecutive defeats, and two in a row at home for the first time since the fateful Ashes summer of 2010-11.While the youthful trio of Peter Handscomb, Matt Renshaw and Travis Dean all put their names in lights with centuries, Joe Burns and Callum Ferguson completed double failures in the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and South Australia at the Gabba to slip further towards the precipice.Of equal concern for the panel is the fact that OKeefe is believed to have suffered a flaring of an ongoing calf problem on day three of the New South Wales v Victoria encounter at the SCG. He had been favoured to return to the Test XI in place of the incumbent Nathan Lyon, who has struck a horrid wicket drought at the worst possible time.OKeefes injury prognosis may also have a knock-on effect for the wicketkeepers Peter Nevill and Matthew Wade. While the Australians are eager for the lower-order heft that Wade could provide, his inferior glovework, particularly to Lyon, may yet play in Nevills favour. A third spin option, Jon Holland, has bowled well for Victoria at the SCG.Another name, not seen in lights for some time, is that of Sam Whiteman, the Western Australia wicketkeeper. A half-century and century against Tasmania at the WACA Ground met yet cause his name, too, to be discussed in the stumpers stakes.The elegant New South Wales left-hander Kurtis Patterson did his chances no harm with a well-constructed 55 for his state on Saturday. Patterson and Handscomb would likely slot into the places vacated by Ferguson and the concussed Adam Voges.Renshaw and Dean, two players not considered particularly fashionable in terms of physique or method, both place a high premium on batting time, a quality badly missing in Australias recent defeats. Another possible choice, though less likely, is Victorias Marcus Harris, who moved from Western Australia at the start of the season to good effect - only Handscomb is ahead of him on the national aggregates.Among the pace bowlers to support Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, the South Australia pair of Chadd Sayers and Daniel Worrall are in the selectors thoughts, as is Jackson Bird. Like his fellow Redback Ferguson, Joe Mennie may yet find himself on the outer after only one Test - a further measure of how much things have changed in the course of a single fractious week.Possible squad Steven Smith (capt), Matt Renshaw, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Kurtis Patterson, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade (wk), Steve OKeefe, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Daniel Worrall/Chadd Sayers. lebron james authentic jersey. Howard Ganz, an MLB lawyer, said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that Rodriguezs claims do not come "remotely close" to what is needed to overturn an arbitration decision in federal court. Cheap LeBron James Jersey . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. . P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start. LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Shane Bucenell threw three touchdown passes and rushed for a score, Mike Holloway had 107 yards rushing, and Charleston Southern snapped Libertys five-game winning streak with a 48-26 victory on Saturday.Charleston Southern (6-3, 3-1 Big South) scored on four straight possessions in the second quarter to build a 31-6 halftime lead.Up 7-6 after the first quarter, the Bucs got an 83-yard kickoff return from Darius Hammond that led to a field goal to make it 10-6. Ben Robinson scored on a 28-yard run, Bucenell hit Mike Holloway for a 20-yard TD, and Kamereon Brown hauled in a 45-yard pass one play after Shadarius Hopkins interception. lebron james womens jersey. .Bucenell, who passed for 170 yards, scored on a 57-yard QB keeper on the Bucs first play of the second half to put Charleston Southern in front 38-6.Stephen Calvert had 261 yards passing and three TDs for Liberty (6-4, 4-1). Kendall Couamin, Dante Shells and B.J. Farrow each had receiving scores. White NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale NFL White JerseysCheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts ' ' '
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The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. Cheap Jordan 6 Rings . - Chris Tierney snapped a tie with a power-play goal late in the third period as the London Knights rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Erie Otters 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday. . 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. Last week, I put together progress reports for two of the three starting quarterbacks from the Class of 2014, Jacksonvilles Blake Bortles and Minnesotas Teddy Bridgewater. The third quarterback in that group might be the source of the most debate. Like Bortles and Bridgewater, Oaklands Derek Carr is working his way through the franchise quarterback churn. Carr is a quarterback of extremes at this point in his career -- he can look like a superstar and pass-rush fodder. As the Raiders continue to show signs of coming out of their decade-long shell, it remains to be seen whether Carr will be leading them or struggling to keep up.You cant compare Carr to Bortles and Bridgewater without looking first at the men blocking for them. Bortles and Bridgewaters offensive lines have been messes. Carrs line was one of the better units in football last year, and its only going to get better after GM Reggie McKenzie signed star Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele in free agency. Osemele is going to start at left guard and replace the lines weakest player, departed lineman JMarcus Webb, with Gabe Jackson moving to the right side. Thats an enormous upgrade.Carrs offensive line allowed him to do things that were relative luxuries for Bortles and Bridgewater, like breathe in the pocket without fearing for his life. Carr was pressured on only 21.6 percent of his dropbacks, the fifth-lowest rate among starting quarterbacks. A quarterback who gets the ball out quickly can distort that number (see:?Tom Brady), but other metrics suggest that wasnt the case with Carr. He took 2.44 seconds before his typical pass, 15th in the league. Carrs average throw traveled 7.67 yards in the air, which was slightly below league average and one full yard deeper than the typical Bridgewater pass (6.66).The former Fresno State star helped his own cause too: When Carr recognized that a blitz was coming, he often checked to a fade route to receivers Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree?and Andre Holmes, knowing that he was going to have a one-on-one matchup with a big wideout against an often undersized cornerback. Those passes worked well and were often delivered in stride: Carrs QBR on non-screens against the blitz was 72.2, eighth best in the league.You can see his prowess on a 5-yard touchdown pass to Andre Holmes against the Jets in Week 8. The Jets attempt to bring pressure with two linebackers, and while they do a great job of disguising their blitz until just before the snap, Carr can see it coming. He lobs up a fade to Holmes in a perfect spot and gets it up so quickly that corner Buster Skrine never even turns around to find the ball. Its pitch-and-catch.Carrs effort against the Jets shows why its so difficult to evaluate him. This was his finest performance of the year according to QBR. Carrs 93.6 figure dwarfed the competition. No other passer posted a single-game QBR against the Jets in the 80s, let alone the 90s. (QBR, remember, isnt adjusted for the strength of opposition.) Carr finished the day with 333 passing yards and four touchdowns against the leagues ninth-best pass defense.And yet, as I noted in watching the game back in November, the Raiders offensive line dominated the Jets up front. It was one of the single-best performances I saw from an offensive line all year. The Jets pressured Carr on 13.9 percent of his dropbacks when New Yorks yearly average was 29 percent. Thats how Carr ended up with enough time and space to make a perfect throw in stride to Holmes for a 45-yard touchdown. It helped when the Jets didnt get home and didnt bother to tackle Crabtree on the end of a 36-yard touchdown, and pulled a Keystone Cops routine in letting Taiwan Jones turn a swing pass into a 59-yard touchdown.Carr picked on Antonio Cromartie in that game, and at his best, he was exploiting the others team weakest links in lieu of forcing the ball to Cooper. In his second-best game of the year, against the Chargers the previous week, he abused Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson, who was filling in for Eric Weddle and was one of the worst regulars in the league before being cut in December. He lobbed a beautiful wheel route to Clive Walford over Wilson for one score and deliberately threw a bomb into double coverage,?trusting that Cooper would outjump Wilson, which he did. As with the Jets, the Chargers helped, whiffing on tackles on a tunnel screen to Cooper for a 49-yard score, with Cooper breaking Wilsons ankles. In the second half, the Raiders ran a tunnel screen to Crabtree for another score, with Jahleel Addae missing the tackle this time.This feels like an offense that plays to Carrs strengths. With Carr spending his time at Fresno State as a spread quarterback, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave put his QB in the shotgun on 68.1 percent of Oaklands offensive snaps, the ninth-highest rate in the league. Carrs QBR in the shotgun was 23rd in the league and 30th when he was under center. The Raiders throw early and often to try to stay out of negative situations. On first-and-10 in 14-point games, the Raiders threw 62.5 percent of the time, which was the highest pass percentage in the NFL. Carr doesnt throw deep all that often -- he was 23rd in the percentage of throws traveling 20 or more yards in the air -- but its where he was at his best:Carr looked like the best deep passer of the three based on 2015 alone. Bortles threw deep more frequently, but as I mentioned in my piece on the Jacksonville starter, many of his deeper throws were jump balls for Allen Robinson, who did most of the work in turning them into receptions. While Carr did have throws like that -- the lob over Wilson to Cooper I mentioned above is an obvious example -- there were many more times I noted touch and deftness on Carrs passes downfield.Its another Oakland credo to go after enormous receivers. Carrs average pass went to a receiver who was 74.3 inches tall (a little over 6-foot-2), giving him the fourth-largest receiving corps in football. (Jacksonvilles grouping was third.) Sadly, they werent always his friends. Oaklands pass-catchers, which will return virtually unchanged in 2016, dropped 5.1 percent of Carrs throws last year. That was the fifth-worst rate in the league. Its hard to see these receivers combining to drop as many passes in 2016, particularly Cooper, who should be healthier after struggling through plantar fasciitis a year ago. While analyses suggesting Cooper dropped 18 passes seem off the mark, ESPN Stats & Information has Cooper down for 10 drops on 126 targets, the second-highest total in the league behind Tampas Mike Evans.The one perhaps concerning quirk surrounding Carrs 2015 season is what happened as it went along: Namely, Carr got worse. A lot worse. His QBR during Weeks 1-9, covering Oaklands first eight games, was 11th in the league at 66.6. During Oaklands final eight games, Carrs QBR dropped to just 35.1, leaving him 28th out of 29 passers. Only Bortles, coincidentally, was worse. Carrs decline came under duress. He had the leagues lowest pressure rate during the first half of the year, at 17.6 percent. Over the final eight weeks, that pressure rate leaped up to 25.0 percent. That was only eighth in the league, buut it was enough to help throw Carr off track. Cheap Wholesale Jordan Shoes From China. Carrs worst performances, ironically, came in two of the three games the Raiders won in the second half of the season. He was dismal against the Broncos in a 15-12 victory driven by Khalil Macks five sacks, although Carr did throw a perfect touchdown pass on what is admittedly my favorite play, the fake screen and go. (Musgrave set up the touchdown by calling the same screen twice earlier in the game.) The Broncos got enough pressure on Carr to hold the second-year passer to an 11.4 QBR.Two weeks later, against the Chargers, Carr could muster only a 22.2 QBR in a game that included the Raiders trying to lateral their way into a touchdown at the end of the first half before Chargers wideout Dontrelle Inman was forced by injuries into duty as a safety in overtime. His day against San Diego started with an example of how the Raiders trust Carr to do a lot and how hes still a player learning on the fly. Carr made the wrong read on a run-pass option (RPO), declining to hand the ball to his running back on a power play and instead trying to force a stick route up the seam, which was tipped at the line and intercepted. Musgrave entrusted Carr with the keys to the car on RPOs in 2016, and this was a case where it felt like it was too much, too soon. That will happen with young quarterbacks.As Chase Stuart notes to me often, splits happen, and there might not be a rhyme or reason to why Carr declined in the second half. As a good example, consider what Carr did in the red zone as a rookie in 2014. During a relatively unimpressive season, Carr posted the leagues best QBR (94.0) in the red zone, throwing 18 touchdowns against one pick as the Raiders averaged a league-best 5.69 points per red zone trip. In 2015, with the Raiders improving on offense, they fell back to 10th in points per red zone trip and Carrs QBR inside the opposing 20 was 19th in the league at 68.3. I wrote last month that red zone performance tends to be random from year to year, and Carrs two seasons embody that finding.At the same time, though, it seems logical that you would want your second-year passer to improve -- not decline -- as the year progresses. A passer getting better as the year continues is a passer figuring things out for good, eliminating mistakes and replacing them with the knowledge gained from NFL experience. Anecdotally, that makes all kinds of sense. We can see if it checks out in reality, though.To test that idea out, I took every second-year passer since 1990 who threw 150 passes in each of the two halves of their season and compared how they performed in each half. Since we dont have QBR going back that far, I used adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A), which is a better all-in-one metric than passer rating. By AY/A, the difference between Carrs first half (8.40 AY/A) and second half (5.83 AY/A) was 2.57 adjusted yards per attempt. Of 56 quarterbacks, that 2.57-yard per attempt decline places Carr ... 56th in terms of half-to-half decline. Bortles, notably, is 12th among AY/A improvers despite finishing last in second-half QBR; in other words, while his numbers improved during the second half of the season, QBR suggests he was actually playing worse during the final eight games.The group of 10 quarterbacks who improved the most from half to half during their second season include a Hall of Famer in Troy Aikman and an MVP in Cam Newton, alongside Jake Plummer, Vince Young, Timm Rosenbach, Josh Freeman, JaMarcus Russell, Tony Banks, Tyler Thigpen and Joey Harrington. During their second year, their combined AY/A mark in the first half was 5.11, improving all the way to 6.75 AY/A in the second half. Then, in their third season, those 10 passers combined to throw more interceptions (116) than touchdowns (91) and posted a AY/A figure of 5.28. They gave away basically all of their collective gains.Meanwhile, the group of 10 passers (leaving out Carr because he hasnt played his third season) who declined the most during the second half of their second season includes Derek Anderson, Marc Bulger, Brian Griese, Eli Manning, Trent Edwards, Browning Nagle, Trent Dilfer, Shaun King, Andrew Luck?and Musgraves former charge in Minnesota, Christian Ponder. They were great in the first half of their second season (6.86 AY/A) and dismal in the second half (5.10 AY/A). You can probably see where this is going. In their collective third year, these 10 passers averaged 6.48 adjusted yards per attempt, far closer to what the first halves of their second seasons said.This is too small of a sample to really say anything definitive about how quarterbacks develop, but at the very least, theres not any evidence saying that its important for a passer to get better as their second year goes along, or that a decline portends ominous things about his future. Carr might succeed, or he might fail, but we dont know any more about whether that will happen based on the timing of when he played well in 2015.There is something that will have to improve, though, fluke or otherwise: Late in games, for whatever reason, Carr was a mess. He posted a 19.9 QBR in the fourth quarter and overtime, which was the second-worst mark in the league ahead of Nick Foles. Bortles, one spot ahead of Carr, finished at 31.2. Seven of Carrs 13 picks came in the fourth quarter and OT, despite the fact that he threw only 31 percent of his passes during that time frame. Only Matthew Stafford had a higher interception rate in the fourth quarter/OT (6.8 percent) than Carr (5.3 percent).Some will say that Carr and the Raiders need to learn how to win, as if thats a lesson you unlock once and never need to understand again. It always has been a silly, meaningless concept. Chances are that Carrs late-game struggles are a fluke, especially given that his fourth-quarter/OT QBR as a rookie was 17th in the league, roughly NFL average. With only two years of information to lean on for Carr -- or any of these passers -- were often overreacting to small splits both good and bad for analysis.In 2016, its less important that Carr get better in the fourth quarter/OT or during the second half of the season, if only because that will happen by sheer chance. Its more important that he gets better on the whole. After adding an incredible run-blocker in Osemele, the Raiders probably will try to run the ball more on first down, taking some of the workload off of Carr. In return, hell need to be more effective on the short-to-intermediate throws that make up the bulk of Musgraves playbook, which will require help from Cooper, who will require help from the injury gods.As you think about Carr and Bortles and Bridgewater and try to analyze them, the reality repeatedly sets in that so much depends upon the players and coaches around them. Even with Adrian Peterson in Minnesota and Allen Robinson in Jacksonville, most people would choose Carrs supporting cast before Bortles or Bridgewaters. And that alone might be the best case for thinking hell be the best quarterback of the three in 2016. White NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts ' ' '
EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Charles Barkley Jersey .J. -- The New York Giants arent getting too excited after opening the season with a win for the first time since 2010.Its one game and all they did was beat a Dallas Cowboys team that was playing with a rookie at quarterback.Winning the second one might say a lot more about Ben McAdoos team. The Giants face the New Orleans Saints (0-1) in their home opener on Sunday, and that means finding a way to stop Drew Brees.The Giants were shredded by the Saints veteran quarterback last season in a 52-49 loss. Brees completed 40 of 50 passes for 511 yards and seven touchdowns. The yardage total was the most against New York and the TD total tied the highest in an NFL game.Drew Brees, its crazy how he is getting better every year, said Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas, who played with Brees on the Saints.He is still throwing for 5,000 yards like he is a young kid out there. He looks like he is having fun, like he always has been doing. Its going to be interesting this week.The Giants revamped defense did enough to beat Dak Prescott in his first start. While it gave up yards and allowed Dallas to keep the ball for long periods of time, the Cowboys only scored one touchdown and settled for four field goals in New Yorks 20-19 win.Casillas said the Giants did nothing right in the loss to the Saints in New Orleans last season.We werent good at all in any phase or in any part of the game, he said. We didnt tackle that great, we blew coverages, we let people run free. You want me to keep going?It just wasnt a good showing. It was one of those games you look back and you just dont watch the film because you are disgusted by it.The positive for the Giants is that Brees is going to be seeing a much different defense.New York signed defensive end Olivier Vernon, tackle Damon Harrison, cornerback Janoris Jenkins and middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard as free agents and drafted cornerback Eli Apple and safety Darian Thompson in the first and third rounds, respectively.The Saints offense also will be seeing Jason Pierre-Paul this season. He missed the first eight games of last season after injuring his right hand in a fireworks accident. The last game he missed was the Saints game.The new unit did an outstanding job of limiting the Dallas running game, but it did not get much pressure on Prescott.Casillas, who led the Giants with 10 tackles, felt the defense was resilient last week and it never felt it was going to lose the game.We are in no place to be content, Casillas said. What happened at the end of the day, we beat a rookie quarterback in his first game. That should happen more times than not.Brees will grind up the Giants again if they are not in the right spots, Casillas said.Drews intangibles are immeasurable, Casillas said. He is unbelievable. He is not that tall, but he gets the ball down the field and gets the ball to the guys he needs to.He doesnt play small. He plays big, like a big tough guy all the time. He is always bound to make that perfect pass, that perfect play. He is such a cerebral player. He has full control over his offense. No one operates like him.Eli Manning had a pretty good game in the loss, throwing for 350 yards and six touchdowns.It was a wild game, Manning said. Its fun to play in those games. You feel offensively you can score most times you get it and you feel you have to score most times you get it. Its fun scoring touchdowns and having a lot of excitement but obviously you would like to get the W, it would mean a little more.Game notes Backup G-C Brett Jones lined up in a fullback position for a couple of plays on Sunday. The Canadian had never done that before. He laughed when asked about carrying the ball. As an offensive lineman you always want to carry the ball. Definitely, it would be cool. ... PK Josh Brown, who returned from a one-game suspension, did not want to talk with the media Tuesday.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Darryl Dawkins Jersey . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBOs mandatory challenger. James Young Jersey . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. . The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. Ichiro Suzuki was 27 years old by the time he made his Major League Baseball debut in 2001, winning American League MVP?and Rookie of the Year in the same season. But the impact he made in 16 years is more than most players do in careers much longer: He led the league in hits in seven different seasons. He is a 10-time Gold Glove winner and 10-time All-Star. He played in every game of the season four times, and all but one in four others.Now, thanks to a triple against the Rockies on Sunday, hes a member of one of baseballs most esteemed clubs and an almost-assured first-ballot Hall of Famer -- here are a few reasons why.Not one, not two, not three...When Ichiro gets hits in games, they often come in bunches. Since he came over from Japan in 2001, no player has more multihit games than Suzukis 892 -- in fact, 36 percent of his games have resulted in multiple hits. The other players on the list are no slouches, but Suzukis total tops second-best Albert Pujols number by nearly 100 games.Make his a singleWith a career .405 slugging percentage, Suzuki will never be considered a power hitter. But he is a base hit machine -- more than 80 percent of his hits are one-baggers.An oldie but a ggoodieSuzukis batting average this year -- . Demetrius Jackson Jersey. 318 at the start of this weekends series -- is among the best ever recorded in the modern era by a player 42 years old or older. Its also his best season-average since 2009.*Minimum 200 at-bats.Better with ageWhen it comes to hits after the age of 27, Suzuki is second only to Pete Rose. And if Suzuki plays another three seasons, as Rose did, he has a chance to surpass that number, too. (Rose recorded 387 hits in his age-42 through 45 seasons.)Away field advantagesSuzuki has played in 41 stadiums and faced 1,262 pitchers in his 16-year career, but there are a few places -- and people -- he particularly enjoyed revisiting. No surprise, his 1,238 hits at Safeco Field lead the category, but when it comes to hitting on the road, Suzuki had a few favorite spots...Favorite foesWhen it comes to pitchers, some of Suzukis favorites are familiar foes, and others are spread out over his 16 years -- but for all five of them, in at least 30 at-bats against each, Suzuki is hitting .400 or better.*Minimum 30 at-bats. White NFL Jerseys Cheap Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts ' ' '
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