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On Thursday night the Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 112-101 to become the second team in NBA history to win 70 games in a season. Larry Murphy Penguins Jersey . Our US sportswriter Alex Ferguson asks: Will they get to the Chicago Bulls 72 game record? Like almost every game this season, Stephen Curry was the leader for the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. He dropped three bombs from three-point range, had nine assists and on the other side of the nets, had two steals and five defensive rebounds. Oh, and he had 27 points total, which led the team.After losing two out of their last three - and one of those to a team who wont trouble the NBA Play-Offs - people were beginning to ask if this team could get over the 70-game hump and beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls vaunted record of 72 wins in a season. Curry is the NBAs most in-form player Well, on Thursday night, they had an answer: Yes. They controlled a Spurs team who had all the stars playing - despite coach Greg Popovics reputation for benching all of his starters before play-off time to ensure freshness - from start to finish, becoming only the second team in NBA history to win 70 games.The surge for the record has been a cue for everybody to ask the hypothetical question: Who would win if Jordans Bulls played Currys Warriors in a NBA Finals battle (you know, forgetting about conditioning, speed, size etc)?Bulls great Scottie Pippen - who starred alongside Jordan and Dennis Rodman - said that the 1995-96 Bulls would sweep the Warriors in four games. I dont think wed take the night off, Pippen told The Dan Patrick Show. I think that my size and length would bother [Curry] a little bit. Michael Jordan is arguably the NBAs greatest player And its not going unnoticed by the US media that the one tie that binds the 1995-96 Bulls team to the 2015-16 Warriors is one Steve Kerr. In Chicago he was a second-tier player (Jordan, Pippen and Rodman were the first, with Toni Kukoc, Ron Harper, Luc Longley in the second), averaging 7.8 points per game. In Golden State he is a first-tier coach, on the verge of history.But Kerr himself knows the responsibility is winning his second straight NBA title, which is why he told ESPN that hes thinking about resting his top players now that his team has home-field advantage throughout the play-offs.Weve been putting it off for as long as we were able to, which was until we got the 1-seed, he said. Now that we have that, Im inclined to give some guys some rest if they need it, but Ive sort of made a pact with the guys that if they are not banged up and they are not tired and if they want to go for this record or whatever then -- so we got to talk. Steve Kerr #25 played for Bulls in their heyday I think that the young legs of the Warriors will certainly want to go and beat history. After all, everyones talking about it and not playing the game would probably cause a bunch of Teslas to be set on fire and iPads to be thrown around in frustration in Silicon Valley.But after the Boston and Minnesota losses, Golden State cant afford to lose one of their next three game if they want to beat the Bulls record.Two of the clashes come against the Memphis Grizzlies (the first and third), who themselves have confirmed a play-off place and will certainly have the away disadvantage in the first round. The Grizzlies have won just one game in their last seven, and were obliterated by the Warriors in their two previous games, losing by 50 points in their first game and 16 in the second. Yeah, it hasnt been pretty. Golden State Warriors have dominated Memphis Grizzlies this season Sandwiched in between that is a clash on the road against the Spurs. Popovich - who incidentally coached Kerr to a NBA title when he played at the Spurs - has already said that hes not going to rest his own stars for that one. We dont want to sit them two nights in a row going into the playoffs. That doesnt make much sense, he said. No matter who were playing tomorrow, wed sit them; doesnt matter. So the opponents not the thing. Its about minutes, time, age, all that stuff. Hell be hoping that young star LaMarcus Aldridges little finger is mended by Sunday night. The NBA world certainly will!So can the Golden State go 3-0 and seal their place in history? I think yes.  Marc-Andre Fleury Penguins Jersey . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5. Jaromir Jagr Penguins Jersey . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. http://www.thepenguinshockeyshop.com/Larry-Murphy-Jersey/ . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night.NEW YORK -- NHL players are just a slap shot away from returning to the Olympics next year. While a deal hasnt been reached yet between the NHL, the union and the International Ice Hockey Federation, to send the leagues players to Sochi, a long meeting Monday pushed the sides much closer to an agreement. "Things are moving along," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. Bettman, union leader Donald Fehr and IIHF President Rene Fasel met for more than five hours Monday at league headquarters to work on a deal that would allow NHL players to compete at the 2014 games in Russia. This would be the fifth Olympics for the NHL. Not everything has been agreed to and the various sides need to meet internally to sign off on any pact. Still, Bettman called Mondays session a "constructive meeting," adding there are still "some Is to dot and Ts to cross." "I think its fair to say that were not quite ready to announce its done," Bettman said. Fasel headed to the airport following the meeting and planned to get together with various international groups beginning on Tuesday. Fehr will brief the players during multiday union executive board meetings next week. "We had a very constructive meeting," Fasel said. "I am very happy and pleased. I have to go back also to my federation and to other national federations, especially back to the IOC, to make a report. I am confident that we will have a solution at the end." When pressed for a timeline to get a deal done, Bettman responded with an emphatic, "Soon. Very soon." "Were on a compact schhedule," Bettman added. Jaromir Jagr Jersey. "Everybody is working very hard and we seem to be pulling the oars in the same direction." The biggest challenge the NHL faces every time the Olympics come is the need to stop the hockey season for several weeks in order for its players to go. That is even more of a factor this time because the Olympics are taking place one year after a lengthy lockout wiped out nearly half of the hockey regular season. While the Olympic exposure is good for the NHL, breaking up another season in February is hardly ideal. Bettman declined to get into specifics of what still needs to be worked out. But it was certainly a positive to see all three men standing side by side outside the NHL offices -- a far cry from last year during the lockout when Bettman and Fehr were on opposite sides and held separate news conferences on the street. Fehr agreed with Bettman this time that only smaller details have to be ironed out before a final deal can be reached. "From my end, while weve made a lot of progress on a lot of issues, there are a few I dots and T crosses to do yet," Fehr said. "We have to turn it into final written documents, and I do have to go back to my executive board. Things are moving along." Fasel, from Switzerland, joked that an agreement could already have been in place if the talks werent held in English. "There are still some language problems to understand. Its not so easy for me," he said. "I would prefer to speak French with my two colleagues. It would be much easier to negotiate with them." Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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1. Authentic Daniel Alfredsson Jersey . Jose Bautista has been shut down for the season. Thats two straight years with under 120 games played due to various injuries and a declining OPS. Should Jays fans be worried about his ability to carry the team in the coming seasons? Jose Bautista hit .302 in 2011 while slugging 43 homers and driving in103 runs.  In 2010, he crushed 54 homers and drove in 124 runs.  He was a beast both years. He had become a player that no one ever dreamed he could. He went from being a utility man to "The Man." Unfortunately since then injuries have limited the games that he has played. Injuries have also impacted his performance.  His injured wrist last season drained some of his power in addition to costing him games.  A bad hip this season has hampered his ability to rotate his hips when he swings the bat. He is starting to feel like one of those players who just cant stay healthy. But the biggest reason his production has fallen off is because he just isnt as good as his numbers from 2010-11.  Those years were anomolies.  He will never again hit over .300 in a season nor will he ever hit 54 homers again.  He doesnt have enough quality at bats to do either.  He is much more like the .254 hitter that he has been in his career than the .304 hitter he was in 2010. Bautista will still be an important contributor for the Jays moving forward but he is not a carry-the-team type of offensive player.  You either have to hit 30 homers and bat over .300 or hit 45-50 homers to truly carry a team.  He isnt that guy.  The Jays and the fans need to reduce their expectations of Bautista moving forward to get a true read of their team offense, otherwise they will be disappointed. 2. Joe Mauer is on the DL with a concussion after taking a foul ball off the helmet. He is one of eight catchers to go on the DL this season with concussion-like symptoms -- its a growing trend. Is there anything MLB should be doing to help protect catchers more? There is a reason why catchers careers typically fizzle out by the age of 33. There is a reason why very few catchers win batting titles or home run titles. The job is brutal.  It is tough on any player to go to the gate for 162 games in 181 days; it is most difficult for catchers. The job takes a physical and mental toll like no other. Joe Mauer is one of only three catchers to ever win a batting title. He won in 2006, 2008, and 2009. The first catcher to ever win the batting title was Eugene "Bubbles" Hargrave. He hit .353 in 1926 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds. The next catcher to win a batting title was Ernie Lombardi in 1938 and 1942. It is amazing to me whenever catchers contribute offensively in an extraordinary way. Their bodies get so worn down over the course of the season. I had Mike Piazza as the catcher for my Mets teams.  He was the best offensive catcher to ever play the game.  It was difficult to build my team around a catcher because he needed more days off than any other position to allow his body to recover.  So automatically I knew I would be playing without my No. 3 hittter for 30+ games.  The more serious concern, though, is that I could lose my superstar catcher to injury. There is always a risk of a catastrophic injury like Buster Posey of the Giants suffered a few years ago in a collision at the plate.  There is a risk to the hands and wrists of a catcher because of the pounding they take receiving thousands of 90 MPH fastballs. Yadier Molina is currently sidelined with the Cardinals because of a sore wrist on his glove hand.  And there are risks of concussion because of potential foul balls and collisions. Some catchers are worth the risks but as a GM I would love to see my guy protected as much as possible. I dont believe that there have been more concussions for catchers this year than any other year. Our awareness of concussions has grown. Our diagnosis of concussions has become more expansive and the willingness of players to speak up about their condition has grown significantly. All of this is good. The next step has to be improved technology and equipment. The NFL is continuing comprehensive studies about player safety regarding concussions. The issues for catchers are the same as NFL players. Catchers need to wear better protective gear. I know some catchers have gone to the hockey mask style helmet but I dont believe that is enough. Why shouldnt baseball catchers wear helmets like football players?  Many college, high school and youth football teams in the States are making players wear extra padding outside of their helmets for practices. Why cant a catchers helmet have extra padding too?  I know there are weight issues and vision issues.  It is 2013; can someone please figure this out? 3. Atlanta has a huge lead. Should they be resting players or playing them to keep sharp heading into the post-season and perhaps risk injury? What is the right strategy? All teams with large leads in the standings are faced with this dilemma.  Should we play our guys and keep them sharp or should we rest them so they can be sharp again? The truth is that there is not one right answer.  In fact, there isnt a correct answer from team to team.  It is really a question that has to be considered for each individual player.  What is right for one player may not be right for another. This is where a manager has to truly know his team.  Some players may need a rest and recover physically and mentally while others may need to keep up with the routine of playing.  It comes down to communication and trust.  The manager and coaches need to listen to the players and how they feel.  Then they have to match those words to what their eyes are telling them about a players performance. Have you ever been really tired but you ignore it because you have a project to complete or you are really busy?  If at some point you decide to take a break and sit down for a bit, you can start to feel your body shut down.  You tell yourself you better get up and keep moving because if you dont you know you wont be able to get up at all.  That total shut down is what a manager needs to guard against when he rests his players. Typically for most teams and players some combination of rest and playing makes sense.  A player can be given rest without messing up his routines and rhythm. A manager would prefer to rest those who need it prior to the last week of the season if the standings allow for it.  This way the players are back in the lineup for the last five or so games before the playoffs begin to sharpen their skills. If it is a close call between giving players a rest or keeping them on the field, I would always keep them on the field. Remember; the playoffs automatically allow for some physical recovery as there are built in travel days in each series.  The players have the entire off-season to rest. Writing this has made me tired.  I need a nap. Fair or Foul Hip Hip Hooray!  The Pittsburgh Pirates (81-58) have clinched their first non-losing season since 1992.  What a thing to celebrate.  I guess that is what you do when you have lost so many games for so many years. They teased us a few times over the last twenty-one years. Even just last season they were 11 games over .500 in July only to collapse and finish 79-83.  I didnt want to believe this year and be disappointed again.  But it finally feels safe to believe that they will have a winning record.  They have to be able to win at least one more game.... Right? Actually, the Pirates have been a nice story.  They sit atop the NL Central as you read.  Whether they hold on or not to that they will likely make the playoffs.  They have delivered hope to a hopeless fan base. The Pirates pitching staff has the second best ERA in the NL.  They have lowest opponents batting average and have allowed the fewest home runs as well.  Their rotation has been good while the bullpen has been even better.  They have the second most wins from a pen and the second fewest blown saves.  Pitching has clearly been the key to their success this year. Offensively, they are middle of the pack in most categories.  They dont have extraordinary team power or speed.  They dont hit well in the clutch as evidenced by their .225 batting average with runners in scoring position.  In other words they have scored just enough to support their pitching and win games.  This is a formula that has worked for the San Francisco Giants over the past couple of years. Pittsburgh is a blue collar town with a blue collar team.  They have reenergized their fan base.  They are excited.  The fans think this is great.  Old time baseball fans are remembering the "We are Family" Pirates from back in the day.  Expectations have changed.  The fans are going to get greedy now.  A .500 record is no longer the goal.  Now its the playoffs and soon the goal will be a World Series. I want to get excited for and about the Pirates but I know the truth.  This team isnt going anywhere. They may hold on and win the division.  Sure they may make a run in the crap shoot that is the baseball playoffs.  In a short series anything can happen.  But they dont have the type of roster to sustain success.  So many of the young players have outperformed their abilities and the veterans arent this good.  They have track records that prove this.  I wish it was different but its not. Small market cities get excited when small market teams compete.  It gives them hope.  But it is very difficult for them to sustain success.  Just ask the Astros.  Give the Twins a call.  Check out the Padres. Sure Tampa and Oakland are on a decent run.  But they havent won anything.  And neither will the Pirates. Plus, MLB is praying that the Pirates dont advance deep in the playoffs if they make it.  They are a good story, but at some point a no-name Cinderella team lacks appeal.  The networks want a Red Sox vs. Dodgers World Series.  Fans wont watch the Pirates vs. Rays. So, good for Pittsburgh.  It is a good little story.  Clint Hurdle has done a masterful job managing his roster.  Neil Huntington has made some very astute moves as the general manager.  The players have played hard. All parties deserve credit.  They have found some success. Unfortunately it will be short-lived and it will fall short.  I hate to be so pessimistic because there is finally some hope but the facts are the facts.  They dont have enough impact talent and the talent they have wont be affordable in a couple of years.  So enjoy it while you can.  It may be another 21 years before they do it again. Steve Phillips was general manager of the New York Mets from 1997 through 2003, helping lead the club to a National League championship in 2000 and its first World Series appearance in 14 years. Kyle Turris Senators Jersey . JOHNS, N. Craig Anderson Senators Jersey . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. http://www.hockeysenatorsshop.com/mark-stone-hockey-jersey/ . - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a fan of his teams use of the wildcat formation, saying "it makes you look like a high school offence.With the 2013 NHL DRAFT fast approaching, TSN primes fans with four NHL Draft specials leading up to the networks live coverage of all seven rounds on Sunday. TSNs slate of Draft specials include:• BOB MCKENZIES NHL DRAFT RANKING SPECIAL – Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET• 2013 NHL MOCK DRAFT – Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET• NHL DRAFT RETROSPECTIVE: 2003 – Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET• COUNTDOWN TO THE NHL DRAFT – Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET BOB MCKENZIES NHL DRAFT RANKING SPECIALTuesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET The 30-minute original TSN production has Hockey Insider and draft expert Bob McKenzie ranking the consensus Top 30 candidates – revealing this years most likely First Round choices at the NHL DRAFT. McKenzie is joined by NHL ON TSN host James Duthie. Over on TSN.ca, the website features McKenzies complete 75-player prospect list, including player bios and TSN Scout Craig Buttons scouting reports. 2013 NHL MOCK DRAFTTuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET The 30-minute show features TSN Scout and former GM Craig Button projecting whom each team will select in the First Round of the 2013 NHL DRAFT. The 2013 NHL MMOCK DRAFT also features interviews with Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster, who has three First Round picks, and former NHL GM and current Anaheim Ducks scout Brian Burke. Erik Karlsson Senators Jersey. NHL DRAFT RETROSPECTIVE: 2003Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET TSNs Darren Dutchyshen takes a look back at the 2003 NHL Draft, widely considered the best draft in NHL history with First Round picks including Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Mike Richards, and Jeff Carter. Additional NHL stars drafted in the First Round include Eric Staal, Nathan Horton, Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, and Dion Phaneuf. The 30-minute special takes fans behind-the-scenes with insight from some of the GMs who made the top picks and trades, along with perspective from Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie and TSN Scout Craig Button. COUNTDOWN TO THE NHL DRAFTThursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET Hosted by Gino Reda, the 30-minute live special sets the stage for the 2013 NHL DRAFT with insight from Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, who reviews the TSN Top 10 consensus prospects and unveils his wild card picks. TSN Scout Craig Button provides a scouting report on highly rated Max Domi of the London Knights. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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PITTSBURGH -- Boone Jenner scored his second goal of the game to offset Jussi Jokinens hat trick and lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a preseason game Saturday. NFL Nike Jerseys China . Jenner notched the winner by banking a backhander in off of traffic in front 7:21 into the third period. Brandon Dubinsky and Jenner scored in the first period and Cam Atkinson added a goal in the second before Jokinen scored three straight goals in a span of 8:28 in the second to tie the game. Derek MacKenzie added an empty netter with 44 seconds left in the game. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 19 of 23 Columbus shots, while last seasons Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky made 38 saves. Cheap nfl nike jerseys . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. cheap nfl jerseys . Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. http://www.nflnikejerseyschina.com/ .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents. ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Lohse was the St. Louis Cardinals ace last season. Maybe they know too much about him. David Freese had an RBI in a four-run fourth inning to go with big plays at third base, and the Cardinals beat their former teammate for the third straight time with a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. "Baseball is a stupid game," said Lohse, who was 16-3 for the Cardinals last season. "Baseball is weird, man. You make some good pitches and they get some good hits." Of course, they have a pretty good idea whats coming from Lohse, who was with St. Louis from 2008-12. "Yeah, well, he was with the Cardinals, if you remember," said Pete Kozma, who contributed an RBI squeeze bunt to the rally. "We kind of know what he has, kind of know his tendencies a little bit, what his ball does." John Gast (2-0) won his second straight start in place of the injured Jake Westbrook and fellow rookie Seth Maness escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh to help the Cardinals win for the 14th time in 17 games. They took two of three from Milwaukee and lead the season series 8-2. Theyre down two starting pitchers, with Jaime Garcia also on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, but havent let it slow them down. "Weve got to pick it up but with the talent we have, it doesnt demand much," Freese said. "The guys we have in Double-A and Triple-A, theyre waiting and theyre hungry and theyre expected to do well." Edward Mujica earned his 13th save in 13 chances after a third rookie, Trevor Rosenthal, gave up a hit in the eighth. Lohse (1-5) left in free agency when the Cardinals opted to go with younger players such as Shelby Miller and save salary. He gave up four runs in six innings, and is 0-4 overall in his last five starts. Yuniesky Betancourt and Jeff Bianchi each drove in a run and Norichika Aoki had three hits and a walk for the Brewers, who have lost 14 of 17. They didnt have much to show for 10 hits and wrapped up a 2-8 trip. "There were a lot of story lines out of our road trip," said Ryan Braun, who grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to end the seventh. "And none of them good." After getting one hit the first time through the order, the Cardinals jumped on Lohse for six hits in the first seven at-bats in the fourth. Yadier Molina singled for the lead and Jon Jay followed with an RBI double, both coming on first pitches. Freeses opposite-field single through a drawn-in infield was his fifth RBI of the series after totalling four prior to the weekend, and Kozma capped the rally with a perfectly-placed ssqueeze bunt that Lohse couldnt touch with a diving barehanded attempt. wholesale nfl nike jerseys. . Gast has opened with five scoreless innings in each of his first two career starts, and has allowed a total of six runs in the sixth. "I made a few mistakes in the sixth," Gast said. "Its something to keep an eye on, but I dont think two starts is a big enough sample size to make any conclusions." Maness took over with one out and runners at the corners, and the Brewers got two-out RBIs from Betancourt and Bianchi to cut the deficit to 4-2. Maness finished with a unique pitching line, allowing no runs on five hits in 1 2-3 innings. According to baseballreference.com, hes the ninth pitcher since 1916 to give up five hits and get five outs without allowing a run, and the first since Eric Gunderson of Seattle in 2000. "Im a ground-ball pitcher and that happens sometimes," Maness said. "Its never fun but youve just got to focus and know youre another ground ball away from trying to get out of it." The Brewers opened the seventh with three straight hits and had two of their best hitters due up. Jean Segura, who entered with an NL-leading .361 average, popped up to first and Braun grounded into a double play on a full count on a play started by Freese. Aoki was barely run down at the plate by Freese to foil a double-steal attempt and end the first. The Brewers attempted to manufacture a run with Betancourt down 1-2 in the count while mired in a 3 for 40 slump. Freese faked a few tosses to the plate before flicking his glove to catch Aoki beginning his dive. Freese cut his right thumb on Aokis spikes at the end of the play and got a few stitches after the game, but didnt think it would keep him down. "Ive had plenty of stitches over my days, so well be all right," Freese said. "Its a cut. Toughen up a few minutes here, a few minutes there." NOTES: Aoki is 16 for 30 (.533) his last seven games with four three-hit games and is batting .410 (16 for 39) against the Cardinals. ... Jay has 15 RBIs his last 15 games. ...The Cardinals are 14-7 on the road heading into an eight game trip. Miller (5-2, 1.40) is tied for the major league lead in ERA heading into Mondays start against Jason Marquis (5-2, 3.49) at San Diego. ... The Brewers begin an eight-game home stand Monday with Yovani Gallardo (3-3, 4.50) facing the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw (4-2, 1.40). ... Professional wrestler Chris Jericho, in town for an "extreme rules" event Sunday night, threw the ceremonial first pitch. ... 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The World Grand Prix returns to Sky Sports between October 2-8 – will we see the top names shocked again? Robert Thornton emerged from Dublin with the winners trophy last year, having completed an upset over world No 1 Michael van Gerwen in the final. Wholesale Authentic Jerseys . But thats what the Grand Prix is all about. Can anyone stop Michael van Gerwin in his bid to lift the World Grand Prix trophy? Watch the Ryder Cup on NOW TV Get a NOW TV Week Pass for £10.99. No contract The unique format, as explained by Sky Sports Wayne Mardle, gives the established order a shake-up because it requires players to begin and end a leg on a double. Madness, as you can imagine, ensues. How to win the World Grand Prix Wayne Mardle explains the unique rules... Expect nine-darters! Weve seen three in the competitions history, including Thornton and James Wade striking the perfect leg in the same match in 2014.Van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and your usual favourites are all in action when the World Grand Prix arrives live on Sky Sports, starting on Sunday, until October 12 so dont miss out.Check out the first-round draw and order of play by clicking here...Watch every minute of the Ryder Cup, plus Premier League football and the Malaysia Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: How to win the Grand Prix Can MVG be stopped? Barney gearing up... Draw / order of play Wholesale Jerseys Online . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . Mickelson barely made the cut but had the best round of the day with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. Lee shot a 69 for a 12-under 204 total. "I just love the fact I am in contention and have an opportunity in my first tournament of the year here in Abu Dhabi," Mickelson said. http://www.cheapjerseysoff.org/ . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked.The Winnipeg Jets placed defenceman Grant Clitsome is on the 7-day injured reserve list on Monday. Adam Pardy, who cleared waivers on Monday, will remaain with the Jets. NFL Jerseys Wholesale. Defenceman Zach Redmond and forward Patrice Cormier were reassigned to the St. Johns IceCaps of the AHL. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Andy Murray has revealed that he felt the world No 1 ranking was not within his grasp up until the last couple of years. Alexander Mogilny Jersey . Reaching the final of the Paris Masters - after Milos Raonics withdrawal from their semi-final - coupled with Novak Djokovics quarter-final exit to Marin Cilic, means 29-year-old Murray will take over from the Serb at the top of the world rankings on Monday.And Murray, who first reached the No 2 spot in 2009 and has held the position for 76 weeks in total during his career, admits that it became a goal that edged closer the further up the game he got. Im very proud to have done it, he told Sky Sports. It wasnt something I dreamt of a kid. I just wanted to play tennis and become a professional tennis player and then to try and get into the top 100. Murrays magnificent year We reflect on Andy Murrays 2016 as he ascends to the top of the world rankings Once I got there, you then want to get into the top 50 and then the top 20.From No 2 to No 1 seems like a small gap. Its only one place, but it is by far the hardest one to reach and its been a long time.I thought about it a bit this year and last year, but before that it wasnt something I felt that close to. Its only been the last few months that I got close, as Novak was 7,000-8,000pts ahead of me after the French Open, so its been a great few months.The Scot becomes the the oldest first-time No 1 since John Newcombe in 1974 and had often spoken  ranking as a goal for next season. Croft: Murray worthy of top spot Annabel Croft and Peter Fleming discuss Murrays rise Murray has also been adamant that it would be reward for a sustained period of success and effort, and he reserved praise for his coaching team.Its a lot of hard work, he added. Many, many years I have been on the tour and not got there and Ive always been behind Novak, Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal], who are three of the best players of all time, without question.Ive had to persevere and I have had to be very patient, keep learning and keep improving. I have done that, but its not only myself; its been with my whole team that I work with, who help me a lot.Big thanks to Jamie Delgado, as he is with me every single week of the year. Getting to No 1 takes 12 months and he has been there for every single moment, all of the ups and downs. He has helped me a lot.You can watch Andy Murray in the Paris Masters final on Sky Sports 3 from 2pm on Sunday when he takes on John Isner. 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LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets.Goaltender Martin Biron announced his retirement at the age of 36 on Sunday, after playing parts of 16 NHL seasons. The New York Rangers put Biron on waivers last week, at which time he said he needed to talk to his family and friends and consider his options. Biron was assigned to the Hartford Wolfpack on Tuesday, but he did not report. "After thinking about it with my family, Ive decided to retire as a player and move on to a new chapter," Biron wrote on his verified Twitter account. "Thank you all for your support." Biron went 230-191-52 with a 2.61 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 508 games with the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and Rangers. He gave up nine goals on 38 shots in two appearances this season before being waived. Biron, a native of Lac-Saint-Charles, Que., played three seasons in the QMJHL for the Beauport Harfangs and the Hull Olympiques. He was the 16th overall pick of the SSabres in 1995 and started there until he was displaced by Ryan Miller and requested a trade. Rick Martin Sabres Jersey. He spent two-plus seasons with the Flyers before going to the Islanders and then serving as Henrik Lundqvists backup on the Rangers. Biron missed the start of training camp to attend to a personal situation. Not long after he arrived, the Rangers released veteran goalie Johan Hedberg from a professional tryout. His early-season struggles led to the Rangers calling up 26-year-old Cam Talbot from the AHL. New York starter Lundqvist went 2-4-0 with a 3.45 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in his first seven appearances. Birons retirement brought an outpouring of support on social media, from current and former teammates including Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto and forward Brian Boyle, Philadelphia Flyers assistant coach Ian Laperriere and Phoenix Coyotes enforcer Paul Bissonnette. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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U. Valtteri Filppula Lightning Jersey .S. President Barack Obama says that he expects Russia to welcome gay and lesbian athletes to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Obama cancelled a planned September meeting in Moscow on Wednesday in a diplomatic rebuke over Russias harbouring of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, having also said in a television interview hours earlier that he had "no patience" with countries who discriminate against gay people. "I think (President Vladimir) Putin and Russia have a big stake in making sure the Olympics work," Obama said Tuesday night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. "And I think they understand that for most of the countries that participate in the Olympics, we wouldnt tolerate gays and lesbians being treated differently. "And if Russia wants to uphold the Olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track, or in the swimming pool, or on the balance beam, and peoples sexual orientation shouldnt have anything to do with it." There have been a few calls for a boycott of the Sochi Games, after a law signed by Putin last month banned the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and imposed fines for providing information about the gay community to minors or holding gay pride rallies. Foreign citizens arrested under the law can be jailed for 15 days and then deported. Going into next years games in Russia, theres also concern about a long-running problem of violence against gays, as well as a new law restricting adoptions of Russian children by people in countries allowing same-sex marriage. The IOC said it has received assurances "from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the Games." The sporting body also pledged to ensure there would be no discrimination against athletes, officials, spectators and the media in Sochi. However, the Human Rights Campaign, a leading U.S. gay-rights group, said the IOC should take a stronger stand. "They should be advocating for the safety of all LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people in Russia, not simply those visiting for the Olympics," said HRC President Chad Griffin earlier this month. "Rescinding this heinous law must be our collective goal." Files from The Associated Press were used for this report. Jason Garrison Jersey . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. Ryan Callahan Lightning Jersey . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. http://www.lightninghockeyshop.us/Ben-Bishop-Jersey/ . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night.Jurgen Klopp said Mamadou Sakhos absence was not to blame for Liverpool giving up a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Newcastle on Saturday. Sakho was not involved in the squad after the pre-match announcement that he is being investigated by UEFA for a potential anti-doping violation.Instead it was Kolo Toure and Dejan Lovren who played at centre-half as Liverpool saw their winning streak come to an end after being 2-0 up at half-time. Sakho probed over dope test Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho investigated for alleged anti-doping violation Asked by Sky Sports whether Sakhos absence played a part in the result, Liverpool boss Klopp said: Thats not a reason. We have changed a lot in the last few games.Playing like we did in the first half is not easy so we did really well, but at half-time they had nothing to lose and we conceded twice, but we could have scored again.It was an intense game and we did well against a team who are fighting for their lives in the Premier League. Mamadou Sakho (C) was in attendance at Anfield Liverpool looked to be heading for a fifth straight victory after first-half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana.But Newcastle battled back to grab a point and leave Klopp to acknowledge it was not his sides best day. Victor Hedman Jersey. Matt Le Tissier gives his thoughts on Newcastles comeback to earn a point against Liverpool From 2-0 up it doesnt feel like you have won a point it feels like you have lost two, he said. I didnt feel we would concede a second so I was confident and thought we could score a third.At 2-2 you are not in your flow and it becomes harder work. But we have to take what we get and carry on. Also See: Sakho probed for doping violation Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle As it happened Get a £10 free bet! Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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LOS ANGELES -- The newest hot, young thing in Los Angeles is a guy you cant take your eyes off of. Kyle Turris Jersey . Hes well-built, with a winning smile and engaging personality. He doesnt say a lot, preferring to let his performance speak for him. Hes getting rave reviews, and is a hit on the Internet. Hollywood isnt after him yet, but if Yasiel Puig keeps this up, opportunities will surely come calling. Fittingly, the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie plays for a team co-owned by Magic Johnson, a guy who knew a thing or two about showmanship and style during his NBA days. The 22-year-old right fielder (say Yah-SEE-el Pweeg) has shown plenty of both while creating a buzz that had been missing at Chavez Ravine so far this season. Puig was batting .464 with a .964 slugging percentage going into Monday nights game against Arizona. His first week in the majors was a memorable one, with 13 hits in 28 at-bats, four home runs and 10 RBIs in his first seven games since coming up from the minor leagues. He was named NL player of the week on Monday. Puig electrified the last-place Dodgers with a multi-homer game and a grand slam, and helped them to four wins in seven games, big for a club with a $215 million payroll that has greatly underperformed. "As long as the team is pulling together, Im happy to be a part of it," he said in Spanish through a translator. Manager Don Mattingly loves Puigs personality and enthusiasm for the game, evident by the way he runs hard, whether its to take up his position in right field or charge around the bases. "Its just infectious the way he plays," Mattingly said. "Seems like theres a joy in his game. Its the way youre supposed to play. He just looks so fresh." Puigs splashy debut and the ensuing excitement its created have drawn comparisons to Manny Ramirezs arrival in Los Angeles in July 2008. The following month, Ramirez hit .415 with 25 RBIs, nine home runs and 21 runs scored as a section of left field became "Mannywood." He finished fourth in voting for the NL MVP award that season. Eventually, the good times ended when he was suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs. "Id seen Manny play and knew what he could do," said Mattingly, then a Dodgers coach. "But this cat is a different animal. The more you see it the more you believe it." Puigs talent and the lift hes given to the injury-riddled Dodgers remind some of Angels star Mike Trout and Washington left fielder Bryce Harper, whose breakout seasons boosted their teams. With centre fielder Matt Kemp and left fielder Carl Crawford on the disabled list, the Dodgers called up Puig from Double-A Chattanooga on June 3. Mattingly put him in right field and had him batting leadoff. Puig turned heads with an amazing throw in the ninth inning of his first game. He caught the ball near the wall and fired a line drive to first base that doubled off the startled runner to end the game with a double play in a 2-1 victory. The next night, Puig hit two home runs in a 9-7 win. He came down to Earth last Wednesday with an 0 for 4 night that included two strikeouts. But he bounced back the following night with the grand slam, inducing Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whos seen plenty of remarkable feats, to proclaim, "I dont believe it!" Puig became just the third player since 1900 with three homers in his first four career games, according to information provided to the Dodgers by Elias Sports Bureau. Oh yeah, he homered again last Friday. Puigs ability to speak English is limited, and Mattingly was asked how he communicates with the rookie during games. "I dont have to communicate, just kind of go," Mattingly said, smiling and putting his hands together in a clapping gesture. Puigs exploits last week drew four curtain calls. Actor and fellow Cuban Andy Garcia came to check him out. The Dodgers rushed T-shirts and jerseys with his No. 66 into production and had them for sale late last week. "Im very happy because the fans are wearing my T-shirt and saying my name," he said. Even if some of his teammates arent quite sure how to pronounce it. Count Skip Schumaker among them. "Theres a different energy from the Cuban," the second baseman said. "Hes just been amazing for us and it feels like something is going to happen every time he comes up." Puigs five-tool skills have dazzled Dodgers fans, who cheer for his speed, power and strong throwing arm. His at-bats are must-see baseball, no matter what the score of the game. Hes a free swinger, whether hes putting the ball in play, fouling it off or taking a strike. "Hes up there with an intent to do damage," Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly said. Each time Puig comes to the plate, he pauses on the edge of the grass and uses the tip of his bat to draw a cross in the dirt. "Just giving thanks to God for all the good things hes doing for me," he said. One week is too soon to tell whether Puigs impact will be a lasting one. "Well see how he does six or eight weeks into the season, see what kind of adjustments people make to him and he makes to them," Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson said. Rookies often slump when they face pitchers a second and third time during the season. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke cautions, "Its early so well see how it keeps going. You dont want to give someone too much credit too soon." The Dodgers gave Puig a lot of money even though only two of their scouts had even seen him. The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder signed a $42 million, seven-year contract last June, a record for a Cuban defector. He received a $12 million signing bonus and is making $2 million this season. Puig is the first Cuban to play for the Dodgers since pitcher Danys Baez in 2006 and the first position player since Zoilo Versalles in 1968. He lives in Miami, where he bought a house for his parents and 17-year-old sister, all of whom attended his big-league debut last week. Puigs first week heroics may have taken fans by surprise, but the Dodgers knew what he was capable of. They saw his talent in spring training with the big-league club, although he was sent down to start the season, with the front office hoping he could learn the game and hone his hitting away from the spotlight. Attention found Puig in April when he was arrested for driving 97 mph in a 50 mph zone in Chattanooga, Tenn. On the field, he was hitting .313 with eight homers and 37 RBIs in 40 games before getting called up. Puig has seemingly adjusted well in the clubhouse, where his corner locker is located between fellow Spanish speakers Luis Cruz and Adrian Gonzalez, whose fatherly advice for the rookie was "just be yourself." "Hes an energetic guy, eager to get on the field, loves the game, always has a big smile on his face," Gonzalez said. "This isnt something hes not prepared for." Taped above Puigs locker is a photo of a Hanley Ramirez bobblehead with Puigs face superimposed on it. Ramirezs name has been crossed out and Puigs written in. As he goes out in Los Angeles to search for his beloved Mexican food, Puig is getting recognized and gladly signs autographs for all comers. "Im really happy that Im living my dream," he said. Chris Neil Jersey . Oyama had six birdies and two bogeys at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA Tour. "I have been having this neck ache thats been affecting my golf recently," Oyama said. 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He has been unbelievable since he has been with us, and has become an extremely popular member of the club.We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him. Edwards has been a big hit since arriving at Hampshire Having already signed Ireland seamer Craig Young ass cover, Hampshire have now added Best to their bowling mix. Authentic Kyle Turris Jersey. The 34-year-old has played 25 Tests and 26 one-day internationals for the West Indies but has not played any international cricket since a Twenty20 international in January 2014.White said: He trained with us in Barbados during pre-season and looked good. It has come about at short notice, initially on a short term contract.He seems excited about the opportunity and very motivated to do well. We look forward to seeing how things develop.Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry told Sky Sports News HQ: Tino is very experienced, has played international cricket and will give us a bit of cutting edge and pace, which is hard to find nowadays.Hes a 100 per center on the field - he gives it his all - and so I think it is a very exciting signing. Also See: County Championship Div One table County Championship Div Two table Domestic fixtures/results Get Surrey tickets! Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Marcus Rashford is already looking like the complete Manchester United centre forward, according to Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn. Mikael Granlund Jersey . Rashford produced yet another impressive display for Manchester United in their 3-1 win against Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, just a day after being named in Roy Hodgsons 26-man provisional squad for this summers European championship in France.The 18-year-old made it 2-0 to the home side by thumping in Antonio Valencias cushioned header after 74 minutes, before being replaced to a standing ovation with 11 minutes remaining. Marcus Rashford celebrates after doubling Manchester Uniteds lead against the Cherries Rashfords strike against the Cherries was his fifth Premier League goal since making his debut for Louis van Gaals side in a 3-2 home win against Arsenal in February, while he has also contributed two assists in those 11 top-flight games. Marcus Rashford: Man Utd ranking since making PL debut Source: Opta Ranking Goals 5 1st Shot conversion rate 56% 1st Shooting accuracy 89%* 1st Shots on target 8 2nd Assists 2 =2nd * Two or more goals In total, he has scored eight times in 17 matches in all competitions for the Red Devils, form in front of goal that has drawn huge praise from former Arsenal, Manchester City, Sunderland and Republic of Ireland international forward Quinn.I just love watching him play, said Quinn. He is just so intent on doing the right thing and being positive, using his skills, he is so flash. Im sure if he does well, then Roy will have no problems putting him in the 23 Wayne Rooney And Quinn was particularly impressed with how the youngster took his second-half goal against Bournemouth.He drops deep and does not go chasing anything, he knows if there is a chance it will be headed back and it is a clinical finish, he said.There are so many strings to this guys violin, he has got everything there. He can play any kind of a tune. Marcus Rashford scores his fifth league goal of the campaign for Manchester United against Bournemouth on Tuesday He can have direct strikes at goal, he can lay off, he can do great one twos, he has got a pace on him, he can play on peoples shoulders and he can head the ball.I mean, he is looking like he could be the complete Manchester United centre forward. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney believes Marcus Rashford has a good chance of going to Euro 2016 with England this summer Meanwhile, Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney believes Rashford has a good chance of making it to Euro 2016 this summer.Hes a young lad, but as youve seen again today hes scored a fantastic goal, he told Sky Sports after the game. Marcus Rashford is congratulated after scoring on his Premier League debut against Arsenal at Old Trafford in February Hes got to work hard now in the next couple of weeks to try and convince Roy to take him. Im sure if he does well with that then Roy will have no problems putting him in the 23. Also See: When will Uniteds season start? LVG: Fans expect too much Man Utd 3-1 Bournemouth WATCH: LVGs speech booed by fans Mikael Granlund Wild Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Darcy Kuemper Jersey . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. http://www.hockeywildshop.us/Mikko-Koivu-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.DETROIT -- Tommy Milone pitched five innings Tuesday night and walked away with a complete-game victory. Not bad at all. Milone settled down after a slow start and Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a game cut short by rain. Seth Smith hit a leadoff homer in the sixth, and Oakland had the bases loaded with no one out when the tarp was pulled on the field due to the weather. It was called after an 80-minute delay. Milone (10-9) allowed three runs in the first, and then pitched four scoreless innings. The left-hander improved to 2-2 with a 4.97 ERA in his last six starts. "Ive had some five-inning complete games in the minors, but Ive never had one in the majors," Milone said. "That was a nice break." Oakland manager Bob Melvin thought about going to closer Grant Balfour when the rain picked up in the fifth inning. But Milone retired the top of Detroits lineup in order. "I was thinking about that, because it was really starting to rain hard, and I knew the forecast wasnt good," he said. "I was going to go to the bullpen pretty quickly if Tommy got into trouble." Detroit dropped its second straight game, but the biggest concern was another sluggish outing for Verlander (12-10), who was charged with four runs, three earned, and four hits in five innings. The right-hander, who won the AL Cy Young Award and MVP honour in 2011, is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA in his last four starts. But the Tigers have a comfortable lead in the AL Central and Verlander is hoping to use the next month to figure out whats wrong. "My deadline right now is the playoffs," he said. Verlander and Milone each got off to a slow start, combined for 78 pitches during a 45-minute first inning. Oakland pushed across two runs before Verlander recorded an out. Coco Crisp had a leadoff walked and Josh Donaldson singled. The runners moved up on a wild pitch and scored on Jed Lowries bloop double to right. Seth Smith had a two-out walk before Verlander retired Alberto Callaspo for the final out. The 44 pitches for Verlander were the most he had ever thrown in an inning. "Even in that inning, there were times that I felt like I had really good stuff, but I couldnt control it," Verlander said. "Id get in a rhythm for a couplle pitches, and then get out of sync again. Charlie Coyle Wild Jersey. " The game was tied before Milone got an out. With a steady rain beginning to fall, Detroits first four batters reached. Prince Fielder had a two-run single, and Miguel Cabrera came home when Omar Infantes routine grounder to second went under Callaspos glove for an error. Milone then shut down Detroit for the rest of the night. "I dont exactly know what changed, but something worked," he said. "I couldnt get comfortable in the first inning, especially from the stretch, but once I got back into the windup in the second, I was able to go after guys." Verlander ran into more trouble when Moss walked with two out in the third and hustled around to score on Yoenis Cespedes tying double down the left-field line on an 0-2 pitch. The Athletics struck again with two out in the fifth. Moss hit a drive to centre for his 22nd homer. "That was probably the hardest rain Ive ever pitched in," Verlander said. "I thought I could grip a changeup, but it came out flat and he crushed it." Bruce Rondon replaced Verlander in the sixth, and Smith hit his second pitch over the scoreboard in right-centre for a 6-3 lead. The next three batters reached on two singles and a walk, but then the rain became too heavy for play to continue. "That worked out really well for us, because we didnt have to use the bullpen," Melvin said. "We did a great job against Verlander -- we were patient and we were able to really boost his pitch count. We only got the two runs in the first, but we made him throw 40-some pitches, and thats probably why we were able to add on in the later innings." Rondon had been checked by trainer Kevin Rand earlier in the inning, and appeared to be favouring his right leg as he came off the field. NOTES: The Tigers activated C Alex Avila from the concussion disabled list and optioned C Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo. ... Detroit had been hoping to get reliever Octavio Dotel (elbow) back by Sept. 1, but he had to leave Tuesdays rehab outing with Toledo after being hit by a comebacker from the first batter he faced. ... Melvin confirmed Bartolo Colon (groin) will start Thursday afternoon against Detroit. Brett Anderson (foot) is also close to returning from the disabled list, but will go to the bullpen when he is activated. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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STILLWATER, Okla. Mark Stuart Jets Jersey . -- Boosters and assistant coaches at Oklahoma State handed out tens of thousands of dollars to players for at least a decade as the program grew into a national power under coaches Les Miles and then Mike Gundy, according to a Sports Illustrated article released Tuesday. The article, which quoted several former players by name, said some players received $2,000 to $10,000 annually, with a few stars receiving $25,000 or more. Eight players told SI they received cash, while 29 others were named by teammates as taking money. The transgressions cited stretched from 2001 until at least 2011, the magazine said. Oklahoma State said it has notified the NCAA about the report and launched its own investigation. Sports Illustrated said its five-part series included interviews with more than 60 former players who played for Oklahoma State from 2001-10. Among the allegations of misconduct and potential NCAA violations are: -- An Oklahoma State assistant coach, Joe DeForest, paid cash bonuses to players of up to $500 for performance. -- Boosters and assistant coaches funneled money to players and provided sham jobs for which players were paid. -- Tutors and school personnel completed school work for players and professors gave passing grades for little or no work. -- The programs drug policy was selectively enforced, allowing some players to go unpunished for repeated positive tests. -- Some members of a hostess program used by the football coaching staff had sex with recruits. NCAA rules bar boosters from providing cash or other benefits based on athletic performance. NCAA spokeswoman Emily Potter declined comment when asked about Oklahoma State, citing the organizations longstanding policy. SI reported that eight former Cowboys told the magazine they had received cash payments tied and 29 others were named by teammates as having also taken money. Former player Calvin Mickens said he was handed cash in the locker room by a stranger after Oklahoma States 2005 season-opening victory, a game in which he played well. "I was like, Wow, this is the life!" Mickens told SI. "Im 18, playing football and I just got $200." He said he got money at other times, including $800 later that season after the game at Texas A&M, and saw teammates getting similar handouts. Former defensive tackle Brad Girtman said he saw some star players get "monster payments," while he once received $500 from a member of the football staff. Girtman said the rates were told to him by Joe DeForest, who ran special teams and the secondary under Miles and then was an associate head coach under Gundy, the current head coach, from 2005-11. Girtman also said he recalled DeForest handing him a debit card in 2003 with $5,000 on it and that it was periodically refilled. DeForest and assistant Larry Porter, the running backs coach from 2002-04, also made payments directly to players, SI reported. DeForest is now an assistant at West Virginia, which has launched an internal review. "While our assistant football coach has denied the allegations, it is the right thing to do to look into the matter and review practices here," athletic director Oliver Luck said. Texas mens athletics director DeLoss Dodds said Porter was questioned and "we do not have any issues with him at this time." Miles has said he didnt know of any improprieties while he was the Oklahoma State coach. "I can tell you this: We have always done things right," he said after LSUs game Saturday night in Baton Rouge, La. Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens, the biggest booster of his alma mater, said he was disappointed the expose focused on Oklahoma State "a decade ago." "There have been wholesale changes at the school in recent years in leadership and facilities," he said. "During that time, I have given more than $500 million to OSU, for athletics and academics. Have I gotten my moneys worth? You bet. We have a football program that has a commitment to principled sportsmanship." Several former players under Miles told SI that boosters were highly visible -- in the locker room, on team flights and bus trips. After the Cowboys knocked off archrival Oklahoma in 2001, boosters approached key players and slipped cash into their hands, said former player Fath Carter. "We are talking about $500 handshakes," he told SI, which also detailed several examples of alleged sham jobs in which players were paid hundreds of dollars for little or no work by boosters. William Bell, a defensive end in 2004, said he and a teammate were directed by a member of the coaching staff to a boosters home to do a job. When they arrived, they were told their "job" for "a couple hundred dollars" was to fish for catfish at a nearby pond "And we got to keep all the fish we caught," Bell told SI. Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday that the allegations against her alma mater were "disturbing and disappointing" and that she is confident the schools administration will investigate the charges thoroughly. Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said the school has notified the NCAA "and theyre going to assign an investigator." "Well reach out and get someone to stand with that investigator and go through the facts and at the end of the day, well come to some conclusions and well deal with those, prop ourselves back up, polish off that OSU brand and move on down the road," he said. Gundy, who is preparing the No. 13 Cowboys for their home opener on Saturday against Lamar, said he was confident the proper steps would be taken. The team said Tuesday no players will be made available to comment until after the game. "Im going to guess that once we get all the information and we see whats out there, then our administration, our people inside, will look at it and well see where we made mistakes," Gundy said. "And well try to make ourselves better and well correct it and then well move forward." Laurie Boschman Jersey . Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34. Dale Hawerchuk Jersey . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. http://www.thehockeyjetsjerseysofficial.com/laurie-boschman-hockey-jersey/ .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open.Its half-term in England and Sky Sports pundit Alan McInally has given out grades to the Premier League clubs. Its good news for fans of high-flying Manchester City and Arsenal, while Bournemouth also score a top mark, despite currently sitting 10th in the table.However, West Ham and Sunderland are bottom of the class after frustrating starts to the season… 1. Manchester City: A Manchester City are top of the Premier League Man City are maybe not at the best level theyve been, the best we expect, but theyre top of the league. It would be very difficult to mark them low. They dont look as fluently dangerous in terms of goal scoring - they didnt have a shot on target when they lost to Manchester United in the EFL Cup - and thats a problem. But Im still going to give them an A because theyre top of the league.2. Arsenal: A- Theo Walcott has impressed Alan McInally this season Ive given Arsenal an A- for the simple reason theyre not quite top. I think theyll be good this season, I really do. I think theyve looked more dangerous. I know people are quick to get on the bandwagon and have a go at them because theyre always there or thereabouts and then they fall short. Im not a big Theo Walcott fan but hes been sensational. I expect that from him all the time. If he does that theyll go from A- to A+ later this season. Sland vs Arsenal October 29, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass 3. Liverpool: B Theres more to come from Liverpool, says McInally Its been a good start to the season for Liverpool. Theres more expected of them this year for the simple reason of Jurgen Klopp, his signings and hes been there a year now. The way they play is exciting and theyre probably one of the best teams to watch in the Premier League. Maybe they should get a higher mark than a B - but I think theres more to come from Liverpool. Ill have time to given them an A later in the season!4. Chelsea: B Chelsea are starting to hit form The last couple of results have been brilliant for Chelsea. The 4-0 against Manchester United was sensational and I thought they were brilliant against Leicester and Antonio Conte is getting to a formation he likes. Is he going with four at the back or is he going with this way he played with Italy, which is three defenders and wing backs? I think theyve looked quite good like that. At this moment in time it is most definitely still a work in progress so I cant give them any better than a B. Soton vs Chelsea October 30, 2016, 3:30pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass 5. Tottenham: C Tottenham can do better, says McInally Im going to go as low as C  for Tottenham because I thought this would be a big season for Spurs and I think theyve struggled a little. Theres no question the injury to Harry Kane has been a problem and theyve struggled in front of goal a little more. Theyve got one of my favourite players in Christian Eriksen who I adore but I know hes got more in the locker, as has Moussa Dembele. I expect them to be back in the top four this year. But at this moment in time I expect more from them - and Im sure the Spurs fans do as well.6. Everton: B Everton have started well, says McInally Ive got to give Everton a good mark. Im not that surprised by what theyre doing, I think theyre a good team. Especially at Goodison Park. I think the manager Ronald Koeman has made a massive difference. I know a few guys who work at Everton and Koeman has changed the attitude at the club fantastically. And theres room for improvement. Everton vs West Ham October 30, 2016, 12:30pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass 7. Manchester United: C Juan Mata scored Uniteds winner in their EFL Cup clash with Man City Manchester United should be getting an A every day of the week but at the moment Im giving them an above average C. Im only giving them an above average C because they managed to keep themselves in the League Cup. Their Premier League form has been poor. Jose Mourinho has struggled with his best team, Wayne Rooney is out of form, his defence is all over the shop - and one of the biggest problems at United is he needs to get his defence rock solid. He doesnt have that at the moment and I cant give them any more than a C. United - the biggest club in the world - have got to be better. Chelsea 4-0 Man Utd 8. Southampton: B Southampton have impressed McInally so far I want to give them an A because of the position theyre in at the moment and the football theyve played has been excellent. Ill go B because theyre still sort of mid-table but I dont think for one minute theyll finish there. I think theyll have a wonderful season. I think Claude Puel has surprised a lot of people and taking Eric Black as his assistant has been a good move because Puel doesnt necessarily know everything about the English game. Considering the players theyve sold in the last few years, and for them still to be playing the football they are is fantastic. Theyve been super.9. Watford: C Watfords Troy Deeney is a key man for the club As we go down the league it would be easy to give people Ds and Es and Fs but youve got to remember where theyve come from and what theyre doing. They have a new manager in Walter Mazzarri and with Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney, a lot is pinned on their performances to make sure Watford finish high up the division. Theyve done okay.10. Bournemouth: A Bournemouth have earned an A grade for their start Were down to 10th but Im giving them an A for the way theyve played. Theyve been brilliant. Im probably over bias because I think Eddie Howe is a very good manager but theyve bought incredibly well in the summer. Callum Wilson is a big player for them and was injured last year, Josh King came in for Junior Stanislas at the weekend, Harry Arter has been excellent, and how Howe managed to get Wilshere to the club… Ive got to give him an A. Good to watch. Bournemouth 6-1 Hull 11. Tyler Myers Jets Jersey. . Crystal Palace: D Crystal Palace have problems, says McInally Ive been really disappointed in Crystal Palace. I dont know whether thats because every time I see them I expect more from the likes of Wilfried Zaha. I know Yannick Bolasie has gone but Jason Puncheon is a good player and needs to do more. And Ive been disappointed in the way theyve defended, theyve been shipping goals. I know they spent a lot of money on Christian Benteke who has scored three goals for them but in this moment in time, with the way theyre playing, theyre very unpredictable and Im giving them a D.12. Leicester: C Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are yet to hit the heights of last season I should still be giving them an A+ for what they did last year. Every time I look at the Champions League on a Tuesday or Wednesday you think Leicester are there! Their performances in the Champions League have been A+. But their performances in the Premier League havent been great, so Ive got to go C. Thats average in comparison to last year. NGolo Kante has been a big loss and Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Marc Albrighton and Danny Drinkwater havent managed to get to the level they were last year. Maybe unsurprisingly. Defensively theyve not been good enough.13. West Brom: C West Brom wont go down with Tony Pulis in charge, says McInally I think Tony Pulis is one of the managers in the league that doesnt get the credit he should get. He is working with a squad of players that he doesnt invest a lot of money in, hes got a player in Saido Berahino that he wants to be better but hes not even playing and there are a few improbables and imponderables that he has to deal with. I want to give them a B because theyre always going to be there or thereabouts and with him at the club I dont see them being relegated. But I cant give them more than a C because of where they are right now. But theyll cause problems for a lot of teams during the season.14. Burnley: B Burnley are over-performing, says McInally Im giving Burnley a B because theyve already had some incredible results. They were only just touched off by Arsenal at home, they beat Everton, they beat Liverpool... Sean Dyche continues to defy the odds. It would be easier to get to this level and say they should be higher up in the league but should they? I dont think so. Normally the league will determine where you finish compared to the amount of money you spend. In that case Burnley should probably be bottom. Theyre not. Theyve done brilliantly well. FT Burnley 2 - 0 Liverpool 15. West Ham: E West Ham are struggling to match their performances from last season Ive given West Ham an E and thats the worst Im going to give any team. Disappointed. Dimitri Payet is fantastic but hasnt done it yet. Theyve struggled as a team, struggled with injuries, Slaven Bilic is probably banging his head at the moment. They had a wonderful result against Chelsea in the EFL Cup, but I thought this would be a season for West Ham - after last year - that theyd really cause problems. They havent. Its not been good. The stadium continues to be a weight around their neck and its been a poor start.16. Stoke: C Stoke are starting to pick up after a poor start The last few results have been better for Stoke but Id have thought theyd have started quicker in the Premier League. I would have guaranteed in the first 10 games Stoke would have shipped seven, eight, nine goals instead of the 16 they have. Theyve conceded too many goals. They should be doing a lot better.17. Middlesbrough: D Middlesbrough have a goal-scoring problem, says McInally Its a harsh mark because Middlesbrough have been away from the Premier League for a long time and Aitor Karanka has managed to bring in some players to make a difference but scoring goals has been a problem for them. Their home form - which I thought would be stronger - has been poor. I like Boro but unless they get their finger out theyll be slipping to E and F.18. Hull: C Hull City have a tough season ahead, says McInally It took them an age to give the job to Mike Phelan and I think that brought a little uncertainty. As well as the season started, theyve struggled since and I think it will be a struggle. They only had seven or eight players at pre-season training and were struggling in terms of a squad. Its not a surprise but performances only merit a C.19. Swansea: D Swansea are facing their toughest Premier League campaign, says McInally There has been a big transition in the football club, with new managers, players going who they might have wanted to keep, so this is one of the hardest seasons Swansea have had in a long time. I didnt agree when they let Garry Monk go, I thought he did a decent job to keep them easily in the Premier League, but because of changes theyve had I think its really unsettled the club. Bob Bradley is the new manager, and theyre hoping for new fortunes. But I dont see it.20. Sunderland: E Sunderland must invest in January if they want to stay up, says McInally David Moyes has come in but it seems every time we talk about Sunderland, were saying if Jermain Defoe doesnt score they cant win. If youre relying on one man in the Premier League to keep you there, its not good enough. Moyes knows he has a big problem on his hands. And they will be E until they get more players in during January. They have to support the manager, give him the funds - if they dont theyll be bottom for most of the season and theyll be E-! West Ham 1-0 Sunderland Also See: Your clubs lucky ref is... Are Arsenal the real deal? Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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