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NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees passed for 465 yards and four touchdowns, Wil Lutz kicked a 52-yard field goal with 11 seconds left, and the New Orleans Saints pulled out a 41-38 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. .With his 15th 400-yard game, Brees broke a tie with Peyton Manning for the most in the regular season.Brees also led the Saints (2-3) to a second straight victory while Carolina lost its fourth straight despite the return of quarterback Cam Newton, who missed last weeks loss to Tampa Bay because of a concussion.Newton passed for 322 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a 2-yard score and threw a 2-point conversion to Devin Funchess that tied the game at 38 with 2:58 left, and completed a comeback from an early 21-0 deficit.However, he was also intercepted by Sterling Moore in the back of the end zone, stalling a promising drive in the first half -- a turnover that came back to haunt the defending NFC champions, now 1-5.COWBOYS 30, PACKERS 16GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Rookie Dak Prescott threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and the Cowboys forced four turnovers.Prescott was 18 of 27, shaking off two fumbles and an interception -- the first of his career -- to lead the Cowboys (5-1) to their fifth straight win. He showed poise in the fourth quarter while marching the Cowboys on a seven-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Cole Beasley for an 18-point lead.The score left Packers fans stunned at Lambeau Field. They were booing at times following another choppy game for the offense. The four turnovers were a season high for Green Bay (3-2).Even two-time NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasnt immune from the jeering. Rodgers finished 31 of 42 for a season-high 294 yards.SEAHAWKS 26, FALCONS 24SEATTLE -- Steven Hauschkas 44-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining capped the 20th career fourth quarter or overtime comeback for Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.After watching Matt Ryan blitz the Seahawks for 21 third-quarter points, it was Wilsons turn in the fourth quarter. He led a 70-yarddrive that was capped by Christine Michaels 1-yard run with 4:47 left, but a blocked extra point by RaShede Hageman still had Seattle trailing 24-23.Seattle then got a needed big play from its defense. Ryans pass slipped through Julio Jones hands, was tipped in the air by Richard Sherman and eventually landed in the arms of Earl Thomas, giving Seattle possession at midfield with 3:48 remaining. It was the first time in the game that Jones was targeted and didnt make the catch.Seattle stalled at the Atlanta 26. This time Hauschka was perfect after missing a 29-yard attempt earlier in the fourth quarter, the result of a bad snap.Ryan was incomplete on his last four throws, including a breakup by Sherman on a long pass to Jones on which the Falcons screamed for a pass interference flag.CHIEFS 26, RAIDERS 10OAKLAND, Calif. -- Spencer Ware ran for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown and Alex Smith picked apart Oaklands struggling defense.In their first game since getting blown out by 29 points in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, the Chiefs (3-2) efficiently handled a Raiders team that had overcome defensive shortcomings with a big-play offense to lead the AFC West.Smith completed 19 of 22 passes for 224 yards, Jamaal Charles and big defensive lineman Dontari Poe each ran for scores, and the Chiefs forced two turnovers by Derek Carr to dampen a fast start to the season by the Raiders (4-2), who are trying to end a 13-year playoff drought.Marcus Peters set up Wares TD run with an early interception of Carr and Dee Ford forced a fumble from Carr in the fourth quarter to end any hopes of a late comeback.TEXANS 26, COLTS 23, OTHOUSTON -- Nick Novak made a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give Houston a comeback victory over Indianapolis.Brock Osweiler threw a 36-yard pass to Jaelen Strong to get Houston to the 12 and Novaks field goal came two plays later. Indianapolis (2-4) got the ball first in overtime, but Benardrick McKinney sacked Andrew Luck on third down to force a punt.Osweiler shook off a tough start to throw two touchdown passes in less than 2 minutes in the fourth quarter as Houston (4-2) erased a 14-point deficit to tie it at 23 with 54 seconds left. He found Lamar Miller on a 10-yard catch-and-run TD with 2:47 remaining and, after a stop by the defense, connected with C.J. Fiedorowicz on a 26-yarder that tied it.REDSKINS 27, EAGLES 20LANDOVER, Md. -- Kirk Cousins threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and the Redskins ran roughshod over one of the NFLs top defenses.The three-headed running attack of Matt Jones, Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson combined for 231 yards and a touchdown as the Redskins (4-2) won their fourth consecutive game. After starting the season 0-2, Washington has its best record through six games since 2008, when it went 8-8.The Redskins put up 493 offensive yards against the Eagles (3-2), who came in allowing an average of 266.8 yards and 12.6 points as the leagues second-best defense. Cousins connected with Jamison Crowder on a 16-yard touchdown and with Vernon Davis on a 13-yarder. Davis started at tight end in place of Jordan Reed, who was out with a concussion. Jones ran for a 1-yard touchdown and sealed the victory with a 57-yard run as part of his 135-yard day.Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Cousins and returned it 64 yards for a touchdown. Philadelphia also got an 86-yard kickoff return touchdown by Wendell Smallwood.DOLPHINS 30, STEELERS 15MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Ben Roethlisberger missed one series because of a left knee injury and was held to 189 yards passing.Jay Ajayi rushed for 204 yards and two scores on 25 carries for the Dolphins (2-4).The Steelers (4-2) had scored 74 points in their previous two games, but were outgained 474-297. Pittsburghs Antonio Brown, the NFLs leading receiver, was held to four receptions for 39 yards. Teammate Sammie Coates, playing with a hand injury, didnt have a catch.Roethlisberger had only 83 yards passing with 5 minutes left before he drove the Steelers 97 yards for a touchdown. Miami recovered the ensuing onside kick to seal the victory, and on the next play Ajayi scored on a 62-yard run.BILLS 45, 49ERS 16ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- LeSean McCoy scored three times and the Bills extended their winning streak to four. McCoy had 140 yards rushing and shook off what appeared to be a frightening injury to his right knee late in the second quarter.Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdown passes in helping Buffalo (4-2) win four straight for the first time since the start of the 2008 season.Colin Kaepernick provided the 49ers a spark in his first start in nearly a year. Blaine Gabbert was benched following a 33-21 loss to Arizona, and Kaepernick finished 13 of 29 for 187 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith. But San Francisco (1-5) couldnt finish drives, settling for three field goals by Phil Dawson, in losing its fifth straight game.Kaepernick was the target of numerous boos and chants when he kneeled during the national anthem in continuing his protest against racial oppression and police brutality.PATRIOTS 35, BENGALS 17FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Playing in his first game in Foxborough since the end of his Deflategate suspension, Tom Brady had three touchdown passes and went over 5,000 completions for his career.Brady finished 29 for 35 for 376 yards. Tight end Rob Gronkowski had seven receptions for a career-high 162 yards and a touchdown.Cincinnati dropped to 2-4 for the first time since 2010, when it finished 4-12 -- its worst season under coach Marvin Lewis.The Bengals had their moments offensively, scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run by Andy Dalton and 5-yard pass from Dalton to Brandon LaFell. But New England (5-1) bounced back from some sluggish drives early with several big plays in the third quarter.GIANTS 27, RAVENS 23EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A banged-up Odell Beckham Jr. turned a short fourth-and-1 pass into a winning 66-yard catch and run with 1:24 to play as the Giants snapped a three-game losing streak.The win was the 700th in franchise history. Beckham gave it to the Giants with a career day despite going to the locker room with a hip pointer in the second quarter. Beckham returned before the half and made the Giants (3-3) a winner with a spectacular second half. It featured a 75-yard touchdown catch and a 43-yard reception that set up one of Josh Browns two field goals.The Ravens (3-3) lost their third straight.Beckham finished with eight catches for 222 yards. His late heroics saved the Giants, who were on the verge of a fourth straight loss after Terrance West scored on a 2-yard run with a 2:04 to play, giving the Ravens a short-lived 23-20 lead.LIONS 31, RAMS 28DETROIT -- Matt Prater made a tiebreaking, 34-yard field goal with 1:29 left and Rafael Bush followed with a victory-sealing interception two plays later. The Lions (3-3) have won two straight games with Prater making the winning kick and a defensive back following up with an interception on the ensuing possession.The Rams (3-3) have lost two straight.Case Keenum completed a Rams-record 19 straight passes, but couldnt connect with Lance Kendricks on the long throw that Bush stepped in front of near midfield. Keenum finished 27 of 32 for 321 yards with three touchdowns -- two to Kenny Britt, one to Kendricks -- and an interception.Britt had season highs with seven receptions and 136 yards, 47 of which came on a highlight-reel catch.Matthew Stafford threw for four Detroit touchdowns. Golden Tate had eight receptions for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown. Marvin Jones, Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts also caught TDs for the Lions.TITANS 28, BROWNS 26NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marcus Mariota threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns, and the Titans got their second straight victory -- the first time theyve won consecutive games since the end of the 2013 season.The Titans (3-3) matched their win total for all of last season when they went 3-13 and wound up with the No. 1 draft pick overall. They also beat a team other than Jacksonville on their own field for the first time since the 2013 season finale and improved to 3-16 in Nashville.Cleveland (0-6) is mired in its worst start since 1999 when the Browns lost their first seven as an expansion franchise.JAGUARS 17, BEARS 16CHICAGO -- Blake Bortles threw for 271 yards and hit a slipping Arrelious Benn for a 51-yard touchdown in the closing minutes.The Jaguars (2-3) wiped out a 13-0 deficit in the fourth quarter in a matchup of last-place teams. And the go-ahead touchdown might have been helped by the oft-criticized turf at Soldier Field.Benn slipped as he caught a slant and so did Tracy Porter as he tried to tag the receiver. That allowed Benn, who spent the past three seasons on injured reserve, to get up and run untouched for his first touchdown in five seasons.That gave the Jaguars a one-point lead with 2:49 left and sent the Bears (1-5) to another loss after they dropped the previous game to Indianapolis on a late TD pass by Andrew Luck. Chicago came up short despite racking up 389 yards.---AP NFL website: and . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. . 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.Chris Williams established himself as one of the most exciting players in the CFL last season, scoring 17 touchdowns with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats - six of them on returns - en route to becoming the CFLs Most Outstanding Special Teams player. However, two weeks ago, Williams representative went to arbitration to try and have him released from his CFL contract, presumably so he can take his shot at the NFL this summer. It is believed the basis of Williams complaint is that he was not made fully aware of the conditions pertaining to his contract, which he signed before the 2011 season. 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Phil Mickelson played in the afternoon and shot 69 after a bogey-bogey start.Rain is in the forecast the rest of the way, which is not great for the grape harvest. Or the golf.PIERCYS PUTTING: Scott Piercy is coming off one of his best seasons on the PGA Tour.At least on paper.Sure, he made $2.9 million without winning a tournament. Most of that money came from his runner-up finish to Dustin Johnson in the U.S. Open, and another runner-up finish to Johnson two weeks later at the Bridgestone Invitational.Piercy was 156th in the most important putting statistic, and his mission this season was to change that. For one round, he couldnt argue with the results. Only three of his 12 birdie putts were inside 10 feet. He made a combined 129 feet of putts.I think I made more feet of putts than I did all last season, Piercy said.He also had the course record. Miller shot his 63 on the North Course at Silverado in the 1976 Kaiser Open Invitational. Andrew Loupe and Brendan Steele each shot 63s last year. Miller never talked much about his 63 at Silverado. At least not as much as the 63 he shot at Oakmont.MICKELSONS FORECAST: Mickelson birdied the last hole for a 69, a good start for his first domestic PGA Tour event in the fall in a decade.Told about the forecast of rain, Lefty had mixed feelings.His management company runs the event (one reason hes playing) and rain wont help with the size or enthusiasm of the crowd, not to mention the clients and vendors that title sponsor Safeway is entertaining. As for his golf? He wasnt frowning.Its unfortunate the weather isnt going to be better, but from a playing standpoint, I like playing in bad weather, he said. Ive gotten over the years to be fairly effective in it and consequently I play well in the British. So I dont mind that challenge.RAHMS ACE: Rahm hit a 7-iron from 173 yards that flew straight into the cup on the 11th hole, his second hole of the round.That it stayed in the cup was amazing.So was the fact that it was the first hole-in-one of the Spaniards career. In fact, hes never even seen an ace in person.He was playing a team event once and had to go to the bathroom, and before he came back out, someone in his group had made a hole-in-one.They dont even tell me. They wait until we get to the green, he said.Rahm opened with a 66.THE ALBATROSS: Hoffmann had 251 yards for his second shot on the par-5 18th and didnt have the right club for such a shot, so he decided to pound a 3-iron. It hopped onto the green and into the cup for an albatross.An albatross is the rarest shot in golf, and it was the third for Hoffmann. One was when he was a teenager. The other was during a practice round at the John Deere Classic two months ago.This at least was his first in competition. He shot a 70.CASEY ON A ROLL: Paul Casey opened with a 64. Just his luck, he was still two shots behind.Casey was poised to win at the TPC Boston until Rory McIlroy shot 65 in the last round. He did everything right at Crooked Stick until running into Dustin Johnson. At least this time he has three more rounds.Starting with the second FedEx Cup playoff event, Casey has averaged 67.2 over his last 13 rounds of golf. He is 50-under par during that stretch. And he has back-to-back rounds of 64, though the most recent one was just over two weeks ago at the Tour Championship. Nike Air Max 2017 Zwart . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss. Nike Air Max 90 Dames Nederland . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. CLEVELAND -- Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and kept any talk for Tony Romo unnecessary, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-10 win on Sunday over the winless Cleveland Browns.Rookie Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 92 yards and scored twice and durable tight end Jason Witten had 134 yards receiving for the Cowboys, off to their best start since 2007.Prescott has won seven straight starts since losing the season opener, and with the Cowboys (7-1) leading the NFC East and getting better, theres no reason for the team to accelerate Romos return from a back injury.Romo returned to practice earlier this week and is looking at a return at some point this season, but with how Prescott is playing, the 36-year-old doesnt look as if hell be back on the field anytime soon.The miserable Browns (0-9) dropped their franchise-record 12th straight game going back to last season and are 3-27 in their past 30. They also started 0-9 in 1975.Cleveland, which also lost 19 of 20 -- also a team record -- got just 28 total yards in the second half.According to STATS, the Browns are the first team since the 1964 Denver Broncos to allow at least 25 points in their first nine games.Prescott threw a 26-yard TD pass to Jason Witten and a 6-yarder to Cole Beasley in the first half to help open a 21-3 lead.And while hes pushing Romo deeper into the background, the fourth-round pick from Mississippi State is also drawing comparisons to another Cowboys rookie QB -- Troy Aikman.Prescott broke two of the Hall of Famers team rookie records in the blowout, surpassing him in TDs and completions. With eight games left, Prescott, who finished 21 of 27 for 247 yards, will surpass all of Aikmans first-year marks and may start to chip away at some others as well.Elliott, too, has Cowboys fans thinking about those glory days when Aikman and Emmitt Smith were together in Dallas backfield. 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Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said Friday he needed assurance no evacuees from Hurricane Matthew would be displaced before an agreement was reached to move the Bulldogs game at South Carolina from Saturday to Sunday. Fabian Delph Manchester City Jersey .The agreement to play the game Sunday was completed Thursday night in a conference call that included administrators from South Carolina, Georgia and the Southeastern Conference.McGarity said South Carolina has offered Georgia on-campus lodging the team plans to use Saturday night. For McGarity, this was a crucial alternative to taking hotel rooms in Columbia needed by evacuees.The key thing was hotel rooms, McGarity said. We did not want to be in the position of having anything to do with displacing evacuees. ... That was something that would not have been acceptable on any level.Georgia officials are in Columbia on Friday to look at the facility. McGarity says another contingency plan is in place if the on-campus lodging doesnt suit Georgias needs.Again, I want to really stress, even the contingency plan is not displacing anyone from their hotel rooms, he said. That was off the table from Day One for the University of Georgia, and South Carolina felt the same way.McGarity said he offered to have the game played at Georgias Sanford Stadium. The teams could not have rescheduled the game later in the season because their schedules dont have the same off weekends.The agreement to play Sunday came after officials in Columbia said sufficient security and emergency medical personnel would be available without taking state workers from their duties closer to the coastline.We never talked about finances or money or what it would cost. ... It was strictly based on could the city of Columbia support this game from a safety standpoint and EMT standpoint, McGarity said.McGarity said everything was on the table during the discussions this week, including possibly canceling the game. The SEC postponed the LSU-Florida game that had been scheduled for Gainesville, Florida.The difference is Columbia will have some wind and some rain but nothing of the magnitude theyre going to experience in Gainesville, McGarity said. So the two really arent similar. Theyre very different.If the security services were not being able to be provided up to the standards South Carolina felt comfortable with, Im sure the decision would be different than the decision that was reached (Thursday) night.---AP college football website: Pablo Zabaleta Jersey . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Nicolas Otamendi Manchester City Jersey . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose.Team news ahead of Saturdays Sky Bet League 1 clash between Oldham and Crew. Oldham will hope James Wilson can make his comeback against Crewe at Park.The defender traveled with the team to Southend in midweek, but had not recovered sufficiently from an ankle problem to make the bench and Latics named just six substitutes as they went beyond the 50-point mark to virtually seal their safety. Teenager George Edmundson could retain his spot after making his full league debut and playing the whole 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory on Tuesday.The 118-year-old will likely be needed in some capacity if Mikes Jones (ribs) and Carl Winchester (knee) miss out once more. Eliaquim Mangala Manchester City Jersey. Already-relegated Crewe could have top-scorer Brad Inman back in action.The midfielder has missed the last four games due to an ankle injury but has returned to training.Defender Harry Davis and striker Lauri Dalla Valle have both suffered with illness of late and while the former is expected to be fine for the Oldham game, there is more of a doubt over the latter.Midfielder Billy Bingham has had a knee problem but should be okay to be involved. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The problems that have bogged down Ohio States offense put the Buckeyes in a bind again. Cheap Minnesota Wild Jerseys . J.T. Barrett and Ohio State did enough in the fourth quarter against Northwestern to avoid a second consecutive upset loss.Curtis Samuel ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 9:43 left to give No. 6 Ohio State a lead, and Barrett converted two third downs on the game-sealing drive in a 24-20 victory Saturday.After being upset by Penn State last week, the Buckeyes offense struggled against another multi-touchdown underdog. Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) punted on five straight drives in one stretch, but responded to Northwestern tying it at 17 with a touchdown drive, capped by Samuels run.Northwestern (4-4, 3-2) then got to the Ohio State 3, but settled for a 33-yard Jack Mitchell field goal to close to 24-20 with 3:31 left. The Buckeyes mounted a final clock-eating drive. Barrett hit Noah Brown for 16 yards on third-and-8 and then took off on a 35-yard run to convert a third-and-10 and put the Buckeyes in the clear.It was a pretty good chess match back and forth, and I just loved the way we finished it off, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said.Barrett, who has struggled finding open receivers and whose offensive line had difficulty protecting him last week, was 21 for 32 for 223 yards, but he didnt complete a pass over 19 yards until the fourth quarter when K.J. Hill turned a sideline completion into a 34-yard gain.Im comfortable where were at, Barrett said. I know theres things we can absolutely be better at as far as our offense. Were executing.Mike Weber rushed 14 times for 87 yards and two touchdowns, the first coming on Ohio States opening drive. He found the end zone again in the second quarter, chugging around the right end for a 23-yard score.Samuel ran the ball seven times and caught seven passes for 99 total yards.Clayton Thorson was 25 for 42 for 256 yards with a touchdown and a first-quarter interception for Northwestern. Austin Carr, the Big Tens leading receiver, caught eight passes for 158 yards.It obviously didnt start the way we wanted it to, spotting them a couple scores, but the guys didnt flinch and kept swinging, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. And, you know, we ended up one punch short.THE TAKEAWAYNorthwestern: The Wildcats continue to improve and showed their Big Ten wins werent a fluke. They nearly pulled off another one in Ohio Stadium. Still, the Wildcats have not won in Columbus since 1971.We came here to win, and not getting it done is bitterly disappointing, Fitzgerald said.Ohio State: Smarting from last weeks upset, the Buckeyes at least escaped with a win over a big underdog. But problems with their passing game persist, and they need to improve to get through the rest of the schedule unscathed.Were a project, were still working things out, Meyer said. But I promise you, Im going to enjoy this win.POLL IMPLICATIONSOhio States effort might cost it a spot or two in the AP Top 25.AT THE DOOR STEPNorthwestern had a chance to take the lead with first-and-goal on the Ohio State 3 with 4:36 left in the game. But a 2-yard loss on a keeper by Thorson, a holding penalty and two incomplete passes forced a field goal try from the Ohio State 15. Fitzgerald said it was a long fourth-and-goal so he opted to kick the field goal and try to stop the Buckeyes on the next drive, which backfired.We had two chances to get stops on long third downs, and we didnt get it done, he said.INJURY REPORTStarting Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell left the game after he was injured blocking for Samuel in the fourth quarter. Meyer said hes got a sprained ankle. X-rays showed its not broken.UP NEXTNorthwestern: The Wildcats return home to play No. 11 Wisconsin.Ohio State: The Buckeyes host No. 7 Nebraska.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.orgFollow Mitch Stacy at Cheap NFL Jerseys . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. Cheap Detroit Red Wings Jerseys . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. .Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen and the Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Nikita Kucherov as NHL teams made final roster moves Tuesday on the eve of the regular season.Ristolainen signed a six-year $32.4 million contract, while Kucherov signed a three-year deal that averages $4.766 million a year. Both were restricted free agents whose rights were retained by their respective teams in June.For Buffalo, the signing means the Sabres will have their top defenseman ready for their opener against Montreal on Thursday.The Lightning, meanwhile, have their nucleus intact in preparing to open their season by hosting Detroit on Thursday. Kucherov led the Lightning with 30 goals and 66 points in the regular season, and led them again in the playoffs with 11 goals and 19 points.Their signings left three prominent restricted free agents still without contracts, including Winnipeg defenseman Jacob Trouba, who has asked to be traded. Also unsigned are Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm and forward Rickard Rakell.In another move Tuesday, veteran forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau was claimed by the New Jersey Devils a day after being placed on waivers by the New York Islanders. Parenteau is a two-time 20-goal scorer, who is joining his eighth team in nine NHL seasons. New Jersey freed up roster space by placing defenseman Seth Helgeson on waivers.Elsewhere:- Ruslan Fedotenko announced he is retiring aftter 12 NHL seasons split among five teams. Wholesale NFL Jerseys. Fedotenko is a two-time Stanley Cup champion who spent the past two seasons playing for Iowa of the American Hockey League. He had 173 goals and 193 assists for 366 points in 863 NHL games.- Los Angeles kept forward Devin Setoguchi. The veteran played his way onto the roster after nearly two years out of the NHL, during which he dealt with an alcohol problem. 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The visitors took a deserved lead in the 16th minute with midfielder Yohan Cabaye curling the ball beyond Adrian from inside the penalty area. AMSTERDAM -- France lived up to its billing as favorite in World Cup qualifying Group A by beating the Netherlands 1-0 Monday, thanks to a long-range strike by midfielder Paul Pogba and a late save by Hugo Lloris.Sweden, meanwhile, continued to show it can play without retired superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, going level on points at the top of the group by registering its second victory in qualifying for the 2018 tournament in Russia, beating Bulgaria 3-0.European Championship runner-up France looked dangerous throughout the match at the Amsterdam Arena, with Pogba bossing the midfield and the searing pace of right back Djibril Sidibe and powerful runs of Moussa Sissoko and Kevin Gameiro proving a menace.Paul was decisive tonight, France coach Didier Deschamps said. Not just because of his goal, but also by winning the ball in midfield and distributing well.While Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg looked like he could have kept out Pogbas goal, his good saves kept the score down in the second half.Maarten knows that he would usually save that (Pogba shot) with one hand in training, Netherlands coach Danny Blind said.Both teams were coming off 4-1 victories on Friday, the Netherlands attack making up for the teams continuing defensive frailties against Belarus while France easily overcame Bulgaria as Gameiro scored his first international goals in more than five years.But the Dutch, already missing experienced stars Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben to injuries, suffered an early setback when Quincy Promes, who scored twice on Friday, limped off and was replaced by Memphis Depay just 16 minutes in.Without Promes pace, the Dutch rarely looked likely to break down the experienced France defense and already looks to be struggling to reach the World Cup with just one team automatically qualifying from each group.Blind said he was not ready to give up the chase for top spot in the group yet.Weve only played three out of 10 qualifiers, he said. We are only three points behind France, so it is not over yet.---NETHERLANDS 0, FRANCE 1In Amsterdam, France underscored its pedigree with an early assault on the Dutch goal, but after weathering that storm the Netherlands exerted pressure of its own, looking a far more confident team since its 4-1 victory over Belarus. Mario Gotze Bayern Munich Jersey. ut the Dutch defenses curse of giving away the ball in dangerous positions struck again in the 31st when Jeffrey Brumas loose pass was intercepted by Laurent Koscielny who quickly fed Pogba. Netherlands captain Kevin Strootman gave the Manchester United star far too much time and space and Pogba unleashed a powerful drive from 30 meters that Stekelenburg could only defledt on its way into the back of the net.Ten minutes later, the Netherlands looked to have a very strong case for a penalty that could have cancelled out Pogbas strike. Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen twisted and turned in the penalty area before firing a low shot that Arsenal defender Koscielny slid to block, sending the ball bouncing onto his arm. Dutch players appealed in vain as referee Damir Skomina refused to give a spot kick.He could have put it on the spot, Blind said of the referee. He should have put it on the spot.As the Netherlands pressed forward in search of an equalizer in the second half, it was France who carved out the best chances.Gameiro should have doubled Frances lead in the 55th minute, skillfully controlling a long pass by Pogba, but seeing Stekelenburg block his shot.Stekelenburg then denied Pogba his second of the night, saving well after Pogba powerfully headed a Dimitri Payet corner.Hugo Lloris made a great reflex save in the 89th minute to deny Depay and the Netherlands a late equalizer and condemn the Netherlands to its first home defeat in a World Cup qualifier in 16 years.We deserved a draw, Blind said.---SWEDEN 3,, BULGARIA 0In Solna, Ola Toivonen and Oscar Hiljemark both scored late in the first half and Victor Lindelof made it 3-0 in the 58th as Bulgaria lurched to its second straight defeat.The win means France and Sweden remain the only unbeaten sides in Group A.In the nights other group match, Belarus took the lead in the 80th and Luxembourg equalized five minutes later in a 1-1 draw. 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The incident forced him to miss the Broncos visit to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl 50 victory.?He practiced in training camp for the first time on Aug. 8 and has started all four games this season.According to the police report, Talib said he didnt know who shot him and that the bullet entered into the rear of his right thigh then exited his right calf.An earlier police report indicated that a witness said he had been with Talib in a large group of people in a park when he heard one gunshot. The witness said he then found Talib on the ground and took him to the hospital.The narrative listed on the report offered that Talib had been shot by an unknown suspect. That initial police report did not reveal whether Talib had a weapon, but it did indicate that one gram of marijuana was found during the investigation. That police report did not indicate whether the marijuana belonged to Talib.The NFL continues to investigate the incident. 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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. MIAMI -- Who said the days of significant centers are dead in the NBA?Not the 1-0 Miami Heat or the 1-0 Charlotte Hornets, who meet Friday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.It will be the home opener for the Heat, who remade their team largely around 7-foot, 265-pound center Hassan Whiteside, who signed a four-year, $98 million contract extension in July.Whiteside had 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in 31 minutes on Wednesday night, leading Miami to a 108-96 win over the Orlando Magic.I wasnt trying to make a statement, Whiteside said when asked about his first game since signing the initial major contract of his career. I was just playing.This is the first time that the 27-year-old Whiteside has had his name at the top of the marquee, sharing top billing with point guard Goran Dragic.The Heat no longer have the Big Three that won two NBA titles and got them to four championship series in four years. Dwyane Wade bolted to the Chicago Bulls, Chris Bosh is in limbo due to health concerns and LeBron James had previously gone back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers.Over on the Hornets side, they are also relying heavily on a center, 7-2, 270-pound Roy Hibbert, who has been in the spotlight since he was drafted in the first round by the Indiana Pacers in 2008.Hibbert, 29, is a two-time NBA All-Star, but he has bounced around lately, spending last season on a brutal Los Angeles Lakers team before signing this year with Charlotte.In fact, Hibbert signed with the Hornets on the same day Whiteside re-signed with Miami -- July 7.On Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, Hibbert made his Hornets debut, getting 15 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three assists. He made 6-of-9 shots from the floor, 3-of-3 from the foul line and grabbed four of his rebounds on the offensive end, giving Charlotte 32 excellent minutes.The Hornets led by as many as 24 points in the third quarter.We just stuck to our game plan, said Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, who had eight assists. We got a lot of stops.Part of the plan for the Hornets, both on Friday night and for the entire season, is to get the ball inside to HIbbert, who had two monster dunks against the Bucks.Charlotte let injury-prone center Al Jefferson go in free agency after a season in which he played just 47 games, including only 18 starts.Hibbert, who played 81 games last season, is much more durable than that. In fact, he has played at least 65 games in each of his eight seasons in the NBA. Vlade Divac Kings Jersey. Thats not to say Hibbert has nothing to prove. His scoring average dipped to a career-low 5.9 points last season, perhaps influenced by the train wreck that was the Lakers season.For his career, HIbbert averages 10.6 and 6.6 rebounds.But while Hibbert is looking for a bounce-back year, Whiteside is trying to continue to ascend to what he believes is his rightful place among the games greats.In Heat circles, Whiteside is well known for using any perceived slight as motivation for domination -- such as when he was only third last season in the voting for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.Whiteside led the NBA last season with 3.7 blocks per game, adding 14.2 points and 11.8 rebounds.He was even better after the All-Star Game, averaging 17.5 points, 13.3 rebounds and 3.4 blocks. 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CONCORD, N. .C. -- There is that lasting image of Dick Trickle in the Winston 500 lighting up a cigarette while driving his stock car with his knees during a caution lap. He places the cigarette through a hole he carved in his helmet for a quick toke and exhales. The green flag hits and out the window goes the cigarette butt and back to racing goes Trickle. "Dick always had a cigarette lighter in his car," said fellow NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine. Trickle was a unique driver with a unique name who found cult-like status before his death Thursday. Trickle, whose larger-than-life personality and penchant for fun won him legions of fans despite a lack of success beyond the nations small tracks, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. He was 71. The Lincoln County Sheriffs Office said authorities received a call believed to be from Trickle, who said "there would be a dead body and it would be his." Authorities tried to call the number back, but no one answered. Trickles body was found near his pickup truck at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, N.C., about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte. Sheriffs Lieutenant Tim Johnson said foul play was not suspected. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dick Trickle on his passing today," NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said. "Dick was a legend in the short-track racing community, particularly in his home state of Wisconsin, and he was a true fan favourite. Personalities like Dick Trickle helped shape our sport. He will be missed." Trickle earned his reputation as a successful short track driver before joining the Winston Cup series and earning rookie of the year in 1989 at age 48. He competed in more than 300 Cup races. Although he never won a Cup race and won only two Busch Series races, Trickle earned cult status in the 1990s. Former ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann would regularly mention where Trickle finished after talking about each NASCAR race. It caught on and drew snickers from race fans around the country. Bodine said there was only one way to describe Trickle, a native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. "Fun," Bodine said. "Just plain fun." Trickle was never one to be told how to live his life. "Its all just sad," Bodine said in a telephone interview. "We dont understand why he would do this. Hopefully we will all learn why he would do that. There was something that triggered him to take his own life. We are all really saddened by this in the racing community." NASCAR does not keep track of short-track records, but according to the (Milwaukee) Journal-Sentinel, Trickle won more than 1,000 short-track races throughout the country during his prime. He was a seven-time winner in the regional ARTGO Challenge Series in the late 1970s and mid 80s. Trickle also captured the ASA AC-Delco Challenge Series in back-to-back years in 1984-85 before turning to Cup racing. "Dick Trickle was one of the best race drivers of the 80s, no one knew how many races he won," said Humpy Wheeler, the former president of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "He was right there with Red Farmer and other short track drivers -- the wins kind of got so big that they blended into each other. He was a product of the rich Wisconsin soil, where they race eight races a week in the season, and he could win all of them." Wheeler said he asked Trickle to try NASCAR in the 1980s, but Trickle initially declined because he was so successful on the short track circuit. "He could not make enough money then as he could on those Midwest tracks, so he deferred," Wheeler recalled. "For a guy who really won at least 700 races, I could see why. In those days, unless you were a top Cup driver, you couldnt win enough money to overcompensate for that." Trickle eventually did move to NASCAR, settling into Iron Station, N.C., where he lived for more than 20 years. Bodine said Trickle was full of stories and popular because of it. "People everywhere knew his name," Bodine said. "Thats why they used his likeness in that movie Days of Thunder. He was such a character." The main character in that popular niche racing movie, played by Tom Cruise, was named Cole Trickle. Bodine said that a few years ago he had to back out of a celebrity cruise for patients who were on kidney dialysis. He asked Trickle to fill in. "He made such an impression on people on that ship that everyone wanted to know when Dick was coming back," Bodine said. "They loved him. They tell me he was the last man to leave most of the bars on the ship and I believe it." Bodine also recalled inviting Trickle to compete in one of his bobsled events in 2004 at Lake Placid, N.Y. He said Trickle went down the first time and crashed. After being cleared by doctors to continue, Trickle tried again and crashed in the same place. 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Match factsOctober 21-25, 2016 Start time 10am local time (0600 GMT)Big PictureAfter lop-sided T20 and ODI series, West Indies fought to make the day-night Test in Dubai a thriller. While Pakistan eventually won in the last hour of play on the fifth day, they had to work hard for the 1-0 lead as West Indies showed resilience for two long days, thanks to Darren Bravos plucky 116. Bravo held the sides chase together, taking the team to within 83 runs of the target of 346 before being dismissed.West Indies also had other strong performances - Devendra Bishoos record 8 for 49, and Marlon Samuels 76 in the first innings - and through their performance in the second innings appeared to have regrouped as a team after the limited-overs losses.The attention on the day-night Test and the pink ball will now shift to the traditional day game and the red ball. For Pakistan, the likely return of Younis Khan, who was added to the squad after recovering from dengue fever, will be a boost to a batting line-up that floundered without his calming influence in the second innings in Dubai. Azhar Alis form at the top of the order will be important, as will Yasir Shah, but West Indies can look at Bravos innings in Dubai for lessons on how to tackle Yasir. A 3-0 scoreline is not unlikely for Pakistan but they will probably have to work harder for it than they had to in the limited-overs series.Form guidePakistan: WWLLW (last five completed matches, most recent first)West Indies: LDLDLIn the spotlightInducted into the opening slot, Sami Aslam has struggled to convert his starts into big runs in the five Tests he has played in. In Dubai, he scored 90 in the first innings and 44 in the second but couldnt go on and reach a century. Similarly, on the tour of England, he scored 82 and 70 in the Edgbaston Test.The conditions in the UAE make it tough for fast bowlers to get wickets, and West Indies troubles have been compounded by the lack of effectiveness of frontline bowler Shannon Gabriel. Although he consistently bowled at speeds of over 140kph in Dubai, Gabriel couldnt find the wickets while also struggling to control the run rate as much as his Pakistan counterpart Wahab Riaz. His trouble with no-balls in the first innings - he bowled 10 - was also an issue for West Indies. He will have to step up for them to fare better.Team newsBabar Azam, who made his debut in Dubai, may make way for Younis Khan in the playing XI. Pakistan may also look at bringing in left-arm spinner Zulfiqarr Babar in place of Mohammad Nawaz, who also made his debut in Dubai. Pakistan (possible): 1 Sami Aslam, 2 Azhar Ali, 3 Younis Khan, 4 Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 5 Asad Shafiq, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Yasir Shah, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Sohail Khan.While there are a few weak links, West Indies may not want to tamper too much with a combination that fought hard in the first Test.West Indies (possible): 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Leon Johnson, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Jermaine Blackwood, 6 Roston Chase, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt), 9 Devendra Bishoo, 10 Miguel Cummins, 11 Shannon Gabriel.Pitch and conditionsThe pitch for the previous Test in Abu Dhabi, between England and Pakistan in October last year, drew criticism for its unresponsive nature. In matches prior to that one, however, the pitch offered some assistance to seamers and spinners. The weather is expected to be clear in Abu Dhabi for the course of the game.Stats and triviaDarren Bravo has made 1507 runs in Asia at an average of 60.28, the third-best for any overseas batsman with at least 1500 runs in Asia. Bravo has hit five hundreds and seven fifties in just 15 Tests in AsiaMisbah-ul-Haq is set to equal Imran Khans record of captaining Pakistan in the most Tests. The Abu Dhabi match will be Misbahs 48th Test as captainPakistan have a 4-0 win-loss record from eight Tests in Abu Dhabi - the most they have played and won at any venue without losing a matchMarlon Samuels made his debut in 2000 and has played 69 Tests. He needs another 146 runs to complete 4000 runs in the formatQuotesI am very happy the way Pakistan won the Test, the way Azhar scored a triple hundred and joined that elite group. I was watching the match and was very excited when on the last day there were ups and downs. The way West Indies fought and Darren Bravo scored that fighting hundred, its pleasing when youngsters play like this.Younis Khan was watching the Dubai Test closely from the sidelines, and was happy to see a good contestWe are accustomed to the conditions, only pink ball was new to us. Our body needed to get accustomed to the clock, bowling in the night and the afternoon start. Now we have the whole day, and it is a small adjustment.Jason Holder on the challenges of going back to day cricket after five days of playing in the night Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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