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Axed Test opener Joe Burns has been named in the Australia A squad to play a pair of four-day matches against India A in Brisbane next month. Stitched Jerseys . Burns played the first two Tests of the recent series in Sri Lanka but was dropped for the final match, and might find it hard to squeeze back in for the start of the home summer given that his replacement Shaun Marsh scored a century in Colombo.Burns will captain Australia A in the second match and will be vice-captain to Peter Handscomb for the first game. He will be joined in the team for the second of the two games by fellow Test squad members Jon Holland, who made his debut in Sri Lanka, and fast bowler Jackson Bird, who did not play a Test on the tour.Victoria opener Travis Dean has been named in the squad for both matches after a remarkable debut summer in which he scored a century in each innings of his Sheffield Shield debut - the first man in history to achieve that feat - and another in the final. Back in May, Dean had been named in the expanded squad for this winters Australia A games, but he is yet to play.Three men from outside that initial squad have been named for these two matches: Tasmania batsman Beau Webster, and the Western Australia pair of fast bowler David Moody and allrounder Hilton Cartwright. Webster, 22, scored the first two first-class hundreds of his career during the 2015-16 summer and finished with 494 runs at 32.93 in the Sheffield Shield.Moody, 21, the nephew of former Australia player Tom Moody, picked up 18 Shield wickets at 46.44 last season. His Zimbabwe-born state team-mate Cartwright, 24, made 409 runs at 68.16 in last seasons Shield competition, including his maiden hundred, and also picked up eight wickets at 27.75 with his medium-pacers.David Moody and Hilton Cartwright were not previously named in the wider Australia A squad, but due to call-ups to the national side, they now have an opportunity to impress in the final matches of the series, national selector Rod Marsh said. Joe Burns will join both matches to give him further opportunity, and also have the chance to play a leadership role as vice-captain in the first match, then captain of the second.Peter Handscomb proved himself in Australia As victory over South Africa A in the longer format and will benefit from having a further leadership role in the first match before returning to Victoria to refresh ahead of the domestic season.The final two matches of the series provides us a good chance to view other upcoming talent that we firmly believe deserve their selection and have the potential to be next in line to play at a national level. Those not named in these squads, who previously played in the four-day and one-day matches will now return to their states to allow for time to refresh ahead of the Matador Cup.The two matches against India A will be played at Allan Border Field, starting on September 8 and September 15 respectively.Squad for first match Peter Handscomb (capt), Joe Burns (vice-capt), Cameron Bancroft, Travis Dean, David Moody, Kane Richardson, Chadd Sayers, Marcus Stoinis, Mitch Swepson, Beau Webster, Sam Whiteman, Daniel Worrall.Squad for second match Joe Burns (capt), Kurtis Patterson (vice-capt), Jackson Bird, Hilton Cartwright, Travis Dean, Sam Heazlett, Jon Holland, David Moody, Kane Richardson, Chadd Sayers, Beau Webster, Sam Whiteman. Wholesale Jerseys From China . -- Jacksonville wide receiver Cecil Shorts will likely be a game-time decision whether hell play Sunday in the Jaguars home game against the San Diego Chargers. Cheap Jerseys Online . Just not the game. Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Anaheim Ducks past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night. http://www.cheapjerseyssupplychina.com/ . The quest begins with what is supposed to be an easy one, although Germany has traditionally been a stubborn opponent to Canadian teams at international tournaments. Epsom Handicap The Epsom, one of Australias heavyweight Group I handicaps over the Randwick mile, has become the domain of Chris Waller, like much of Sydney racing one might say.Waller has won the past three renewals of this prestigious race, and is mob-handed to make it four on the bounce on Saturday.The champion trainer looks an excellent chance to do precisely that, principally with the rapidly improving import, McCreery.The ex-English galloper took his time to acclimatise, but, now into his third prep with Waller, is living up resoundingly to expectations.His past two wins, in Listed and Group 3 company, have resembled track gallops, and on Saturday McCreery drops to 51.5kg for what is the toughest assignment of his career.History has been kind to Epsom runners down in the weights; since 2008, five winners have been on the limit and two have been 0.5kg over. Even Winx, who humped 57kg to victory last year, was just 1kg over following readjustment of weights.Other factors in McCreerys favour include his ability to run further than 1600m (always handy over the gruelling Randwick mile), his kind draw in four, his ability to handle any going and, of course, his current form. His pilot, Kerrin McEvoy, is riding as well as ever, also.Chances must be given to stablemate Mackintosh, Gai Waterhouses Fabrizio and the class runners, Palentino and Hauraki.But McCreery looks an outstanding prospect and can continue Wallers dominance of the Epsom.Recommended bet: McCreery to win @ $5.50 with UBET.The MetropolitanAn array of battle-hardened warriors line up for The Metropolitan, a race rich in history but notably lacking in relevance, for a Group I, in terms of the spring majors.Since Tawqeet, who followed up his Metrop win with victory in the Caulfield Cup, no winner of the race has gone close to figuring in Melbourne later in the spring.That trend is likely to continue this year, but nevertheless punters are presented with a very competitive race. Several key runners are coming through the traditional Sydney spring lead-ups, and each will be grateful for the absence of both Winx and Hartnell.Wallers emerging stayer Antonio Giuseppe, who was potted in this column last week prior to making it four wins on end, is favourite with UBET and perhaps rightly so given his winning form, light weight and the Waller polish. But do you want to be taking $5 about a horse stepping out of Benchmark 78 company?Better value lies elsewhere, with the likes of 2015 winner Magic Hurricane and topweight Who Shot Thebarman appealing at odds.But, in a devilishly open race, it might pay to side with another Waller charge in Sacred Master, who like Antonio Giuseppe is a former Kiwi, lightly weighted and in form.Its possible to pick holes in the form of Sacred Masters Newcastle Cup win, but chances are he will step up again on that effort and continue on his upward spiral.Recommended bet: Sacred Master to win at $6 with UBET.Flight StakesThis Group I looked a penalty kick for Golden Rose runner-up Omei Sword, but that fillys scratching has made the race more appealing as a betting medium, if robbed it of quality. Yankee Rose is now the only runner coming through the Golden Rose, opposed against several which last start contested the Tea Rose.Short-priced favourite Yankee Rose is my lay of the day, which leaves two standout runners - both of which represent excellent value.Skylight Glow and Global Glamour were the two best runs (outside the winner Foxplay, which doesnt reoppose here) in the Tea Rose and can be expected to confirm the form on Saturday.If pressed I would side with Skylight Glow, but there is little between the two fillies and exotics could be the path to tread.Recommended bet: Quinella Nos. 3 & 6 with UBET.Turnbull StakesThe cups candidates show their wares at Flemington on Sunday, and the picture for both races will be much clearer after the running of this usually reliable lead-up.Goddolphins Hartnell is all the rage at $2. Clearance Jerseys. 15 with UBET, and with good reason given his excellent form in three Sydney runs this campaign.Hell give backers a great sight from barrier four, but whether he is worth jumping into at such short odds is questionable.Last years winner, Preferment, loves Flemington and should improve markedly third-up, while The United States is a quality animal which must be respected.But mares in form are worth following and the flying Jameka, who, under set-weights-plus-penalties, looks beautifully treated on 54.5kg.Jameka crushed her rivals last time in the Naturalism at Caulfield, and can repeat the dose from stall seven with much in her favour.Recommended bet: Jameka to win @ $5.50 with UBETBest BetFlemington Race 5, No.5 Almandin @ $2.50 with UBETA member of the Lloyd Williams army, Almandin beat Protectionist in Germany in 2014 - the latter went on to win that years Melbourne Cup - before being sold to Australia.The Monsun gelding was just fair early this campaign, but improved markedly upped in trip last Saturday to notch his first win in Australia at the fourth time of asking.The horse he beat at Caulfield, stablemate Assign, is no slouch and, provided the quick back-up is no issue, Almandin should prove too good for his rivals in The Bart Cummings.Over the oddsCaulfield Race 4, No.10 Ameristralia @ $4.40 with UBETTakes on possibly Australias most popular racehorse in Miss Vista, hence supporters of the in-form Ameristralia will be on the receiving end of value.Ameristralia has turned the corner this prep for Team Hawkes, winning two on end after failing to win in her first five outings (often as a short-priced commodity).Well drawn in gate three, the Fastnet Rock mare can progress again and win at a bigger price than she should be.Caulfield Race 6, No.4 Wales @ $8 with UBETStrikes a very winnable race for a horse which has patches of form around gallopers vastly superior to the ones he meets on Saturday.Wales is on his way to better races than this, and showed he had returned in good order when winning first-up at big odds over 1400m.The gelding was kept at that trip next time, when failing behind subsequent Sir Rupert Clark winner Bon Aurum, and the extra 400m here will be of great benefit. Excellent each-way chance from a good alley.Under the oddsRandwick Race 9, No.12 Southern Legend @ $6.50 with UBETSouthern Legend was brave in defeat second-up in the Theo Marks, but rises from 53kg to 58.5kg under the weight-for-age conditions of the Premiere.Toss in gate 14 of 15 against a field containing some very good sprinters, and on balance Southern Legend should be double-figure odds to prevail in the toughest test of his short career.Lay of the dayRandwick Race 6, No.1 Yankee Rose @ $1.80 with UBETFrankly insulting odds for a filly which might be as good as she was, but probably isnt.Yankee Rose was the pick of the juvenile fillies last season, running second in the Golden Slipper before winning the Sires Produce Stakes.But the David Vandyke-trained galloper had trialled poorly prior to her first-up run in the Golden Rose and ran accordingly to be well beaten by Astern.Granted, she was ridden upside down from the front at Rosehill, but, until she actually reproduces her two-year-old form, Yankee Rose cant be entertained at odds-on in a Group I event.Multi of the weekendMoonee Valley (Fri) Race 1, No.8 Plot The Course - PLACE @ $1.84 with UBETMoonee Valley (Fri) Race 6, No.10 Dont Doubt Mamma - PLACE @ $1.48 with UBETCaulfield (Sat) Race 4, No.10 Ameristralia - PLACE @ $1.76 with UBETCaulfield (Sat) Race 6, No.4 Wales - PLACE @ $2.75 with UBETRandwick (Sat) Race 7, No.9 McCreery - PLACE @ $2.15 with UBETFlemington Race 7, No.9 Jameka - PLACE @ $1.86 with UBETMulti price: $52.71 with UBET ' ' ' 
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CHICAGO -- Justin Masterson was able to rely on his defence in his major league-leading third shutout of the season. Air Force 1 Cheap Wholesale . The Cleveland Indians turned four double plays for their first four-game sweep in Chicago since 1948, beating the Chicago White Sox 4-0 Sunday. Masterson (10-6) gave up six hits, struck out eight and walked one. He blanked the White Sox for the second time this year. "Weve had such great defence, (you) try and let them hit it," he said. "They were aggressive, took a real aggressive approach swinging early. ... We made a lot of double plays and they were pretty double plays." Masterson faced the minimum through six innings thanks to two double plays and a pickoff. "Once he got through the first inning, then he kicked it in gear and started getting the velocity back up and using all his pitches," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "He was terrific." After Masterson began the ninth with two strikeouts, he allowed a single to Alejandro De Aza and hit Alexei Ramirez with a pitch. Masterson struck out Alex Rios looking to end the game. "I felt like at the point where we were at, no matter how good I felt, Rios was probably my last hitter, so I better get him out," said Masterson, who threw 112 pitches. The win moved Cleveland into a virtual tie with Detroit atop the AL Central. "When we can win a game like that today, where we rest a couple guys, try to stay away from guys in the bullpen, thats a good team win," Francona said. Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis and first baseman Nick Swisher had the day off. The White Sox have lost 23 of 31 and fallen a season-high 15 games under .500. Yan Gomes got three hits as the Indians won for the 10th time in 13 games. Chris Sale (5-7) struck out 10 while allowing three runs in eight innings. He recorded double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this season. Sale was perfect through the first three innings before Drew Stubbs led off the fourth with a bunt single. Sale went 0-5 with a 3.19 ERA in June -- the White Sox scored a total of nine runs during his six starts in the month. Sale hasnt won since May 17 against the Los Angeles Angels. The Indians scored twice in the fourth. Ryan Raburn hit a two-out double that drove in Stubbs, and Carlos Santana added an RBI single. "When you face Sale, you got to figure youre not going to get a whole lot of runs," Francona said. "His stuff is so filthy. (Stubbs) laying down that bunt was so big, made him pitch out of the stretch, and Rayburn hits a double. We did a really good job getting what we got." The Indians added a run in the fifth. Michael Brantley led off with a single and later scored on Lonnie Chisenhalls groundout. Stubbs hit an RBI double in the ninth. The White Sox put two on in the seventh before Rios hit into a double play and Adam Dunn struck out. "If hes throwing what hes capable of like today, hes tough on lefties and righties," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "You would think where he delivers from it would be easier for lefties. But when you can move it around and have a slider like that, a slider and a sinker, it doesnt make it easy on either side." NOTES: The Indians placed OF Michael Bourn on the three-day paternity list and recalled LHP Nick Hagadone. Bourn, who went to Houston after Saturdays game to be with his wife, will be eligible to return to the roster Wednesday. Bourn is hitting .299 as the Indians primary leadoff hitter. Hagadone is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA. ... White Sox GM Rick Hahn said he hopes the team gets on a roll. If not, changes could occur as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Hahn said his staff has been receiving "a pretty healthy pace" of calls from other teams over the last few weeks. He indicated no player is untouchable for a possible deal ... 1B Paul Konerko remained out of the White Sox lineup with a sore back for the sixth straight game. He said he hopes to play on Tuesday. The team has Monday off. ... Ramirez will eventually get a day off, Ventura said. The shortstop is the only player in the majors to play every inning this year. He has committed an AL-leading 14 errors. Air Force 1 Cheap Outlet . After the whistle, Thornton skated the length of the ice, pulled Orpik to the ice from behind and punched him in the face several times. Cheap Air Force 1 China . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. http://www.airforce1clearance.com/ . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Chicago Sky rookie Imani Boyette didnt want to continue playing poorly in the WNBA semifinals.The 6-foot-7 center averaged three points and 4.5 rebounds in two double-digits losses to the Los Angeles Sparks. Boyette played better -- much better, scoring all 13 of her points after halftime and grabbing 11 rebounds as the Sky held off the Sparks 70-66 on Sunday to force a Game 4.I hadnt shown up in the series yet -- the lights have been kind of bright, Boyette said. Ive been guarding two of the best players, so I was very much a rookie this series. My teammates have done a really good job of encouraging me and staying on me.Boyette scored seven points in the third quarter as the Sky turned a nine-point deficit into a two-point lead going into the final quarter.Shes a body down there, so she cant go ignored, league MVP Nneka Ogwumike said. We werent prepared for that.Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points and Clarissa Dos Santos had 10 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who have been playing without leading scorer and rebounder Elena Delle Donne. The 2015 league MVP underwent right thumb surgery on Sept. 13.We were confident going into this game because we knew they hadnt seen our best yet, Vandersloot said.Ogwumike had 16 of her 22 points in the first half and Kristi Toliver added 13 for the second-seeded Sparks, who won the first two games of the series at home by double digits.The Sparks made 6 of their 33 shots beyond the arc.Their zone affected us. We didnt adjust, two-time MVP Candace Parker said.Parker shot 3 for 14 from the field for nine points but grabbed 15 rebounds. She averaged 25 points in the other two games. League sixth woman of the year Jantel Lavender finished with six points for thee Sparks. Wholesale Air Force 1 From China. Defending champion and top-seeded Minnesota has a 2-0 lead over Phoenix in the other semifinal series, with Game 3 later Sunday.Toliver hit a 3 for a two-point Sparks lead with 1:30 left, but Boyette made two layups and Vandersloot hit a jumper for a four-point lead. Ogwumike missed a 3 with 8 seconds left, and Vandersloot made two free throws to seal it.The Sky opened the third quarter with a 17-6 run to take the lead. Ogwumike and Parker were scoreless in the third, when the Sky outscored Los Angeles 19-8.Our defensive intensity, we were able to stop them a little bit in the second half, Vandersloot said. They scored eight points in the third quarter, and thats unheard for a team that skilled and that many offensive threats.The Sparks led by 15 in the first half, but the Sky scored the final six points of the second quarter to pull within nine.We got up by a lot, and we got a little frazzled, Ogwumike said.Los Angeles won 95-75 and 99-84 in the other games.They were extremely hungry to win, Sparks coach Brian Agler said. We were like that in LA, but not quite like that here.TIP-INSSparks co-owner Magic Johnson was in attendance. ... The Sparks scored at least 93 points in four of their previous five meetings with Chicago. ... During the regular season, Los Angeles led the WNBA with a 48.7 percent field goal percentage, while the Sky topped the league in scoring at 86.2 points.STILL OUTDelle Donne has missed nine straight games. She averaged 21.5 points to share the league scoring title with New Yorks Tina Charles.UP NEXTGame 4 is in Chicago on Tuesday night ' ' ' 
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EVANSTON, Ill. Ultra Boost Cheap Real . -- It wasnt just about building on a huge victory and a return to the Top 10 for No. 8 Wisconsin. The Badgers wanted to end their recent struggles against Northwestern.To that end, they also succeeded.Corey Clement ran for 106 yards and a touchdown, Jazz Peavy scored on a 46-yard run and Wisconsin beat Northwestern 21-7 on Saturday.Conor Sheehy forced a big fumble when he sacked Clayton Thorson with the Wildcats (4-5, 3-3 Big Ten) threatening early in the fourth quarter.That led to Clements 2-yard TD run, making it a 14-point game and preserving the third straight win for the Badgers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten, No. 8 CFP). They went from beating Nebraska in overtime to picking up a rare win at Northwestern.It was just one of those things where I really wanted to beat this team and Im glad we got to do that, Peavy said.Northwestern had won six of 10 and four straight at Ryan Field against Wisconsin.The Wildcats beat the Badgers by six at home in 2014 and came away with a 13-7 victory at Camp Randall Stadium last year in a game where three Wisconsin touchdowns were negated by calls from the officials, who had snowballs thrown at them as they left the field.We really had to show who the best team was today and we didnt want a referee to make the game time decision at the end, said Clement, who had 32 carries -- three shy of his career high.Peavys 46-yarder in the second quarter was the first rushing touchdown of his career. He also had 73 yards receiving and a 24-yard punt return.Alex Hornibrook played most of the game and completed 11 of 19 passes for 92 yards, and the Badgers rolled up 333 yards while dominating the and time of possession (40:25-19:35).I thought there was some really good things that we did, coach Paul Chryst said. I thought that we were fairly consistent running the football. Defensively, I know they had the drive at the end of the first half, but I thought we did a lot of really good things defensively against what we thought was a really good Northwestern team.The Wildcats lost again to a Top 10 team after coming up short in a four-point loss at Ohio State last week.Thorson went 28 of 52 for 277 yards and a touchdown.Austin Carr added 132 yards receiving, including a 13-yard TD late in the first half, but Justin Jackson ran for 42 yards.I think were just tired of being close, Carr said. We want to push through. ... When we beat ourselves, we cant beat two teams in the same day -- especially against such a good team as Wisconsin.WINNING AT RYANWisconsin had not won at Ryan Field since 1999. But several big plays by Peavy and a fumble recovery by DCota Dixon with Northwestern threatening early in the fourth helped change that.The Wildcats drove to the 19 early in the quarter, but got pushed back to the 30 by a holding penalty against Eric Olson and a 1-yard loss for Jackson.Things only got worse for Northwestern on the next play when Thorson fumbled as he was sacked by Sheehy. Dixon returned the recovery 22 yards to the Wildcats 45, and Clement ran it in from the 2 . The two-point conversion run by Alec Ingold made it 21-14 with 8:51 left.THE TAKEAWAYWisconsin: The Badgers solidified their standing in the Top 10 by taking out a team that has been playing better after dropping its first two games.Northwestern: With three games left, the Wildcats will need to finish strong if theyre going to make a bowl game.NOT CONVERTINGNorthwestern managed just 39 yards rushing. That probably helps explain why the Wildcats converted just 5 of 18 third downs.NUMBER CHANGENorthwestern star linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. wore No. 11 in honor of cornerback Matthew Harris, his roommate. Harris got hit in the head making a tackle against Illinois State on Sept. 10 and retired last week.Walker said he will go back to wearing No. 1.FINAL WORDS- Chryst on Peavys big plays: Jazz is capable of that. He just needs to keep maximizing opportunities and I thought for most part he did that.UP NEXTWisconsin: The Badgers get a bit of a breather when they host struggling Illinois next week.Northwestern: Like Wisconsin, Northwestern figures to be in for an easier time next week when it visits Purdue.---More AP college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Cheap Ultra Boost China . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Wholesale Ultra Boost . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. http://www.discountultraboost.com/ .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. WASHINGTON -- Home-field advantage in the NL Division Series assured while his teams game was in progress, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker called upon closer Mark Melancon in the eighth inning.It was only the second time all season -- and first since April -- that Melancon was asked to get more than three outs for a save. Just getting prepped for what could happen in the postseason.Melancon got the final four outs for his 46th save, Bryce Harper provided an RBI single and rookie Trea Turner hit his 13th homer and stole his 32nd base, helping the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins on Saturday.I havent done it much in the past, Melancon said about his extended outing. But I expect that to happen in the playoffs.Baker said his ace, Max Scherzer, came up to him in the dugout after Melancon was inserted with two outs in the eighth to protect a one-run lead.He goes, `I see what youre doing. I said, `What you talking about? And he said, `I see youre practicing for Game 1 of the playoffs -- when, indeed, that same situation could come up, Baker recounted.NL East champion Washingtons third trip to the postseason in five years will begin Friday in the nations capital against the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with Scherzer slated to face Clayton Kershaw. Game 2 is the following day, before the best-of-five NLDS shifts to L.A.The Nationals, it turned out, didnt need to beat the Marlins. The Dodgers 3-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants, assuring Washington a better record than Los Angeles, was announced before the bottom of the seventh to the Nationals Park crowd of 31,635, which responded with a standing ovation.While home field might not seem like a big deal in a short series, Baker figured it was important in this instance.Thats because the Dodgers went 53-28 at home, a .654 winning percentage, but are only 38-42 on the road, .475.Theyre under .500 on the road and way over .500 at home. So which one would you suggest? Baker said. Im not a numbers man, exactly, but I think it would be to our best interest -- give us the best chance -- to have them come here, versus us going there.Roarrk (16-10), lined up to pitch Game 2 against the Dodgers, went 5 2/3 innings and allowed Miami only one run and three hits, including Chris Johnsons RBI single to right in the sixth. Cheap Ultra Boost Clearance. Turner singled and came around to score on Harpers line drive up the middle in the first inning, then delivered a solo shot off Wei-Yin Chen (5-5) in the fifth.Harper struck out twice, giving him six Ks in two nights after missing four games with a sore left thumb. Fans booed when he was walked intentionally in the eighth.SITTING STANTONMarlins RF Giancarlo Stanton was out of the starting lineup Saturday, and will be on Sunday, too, manager Don Mattingly said, to make sure the slugger does not enter the offseason hurt. Stanton was sidelined with a groin injury into September. He may get an at-bat, a pinch-hit, or something like that. He still wasnt playing at 100 percent, Mattingly explained, and once the games were meaningless, its harder to take a chance on him having to rehab during the winter.TRAINERS ROOMNationals: LF Jayson Werth was out of the lineup, a day after leaving the game because of a tight back that he said was not a serious injury. Baker called the decision to hold out Werth on Saturday more precaution than anything. ... 2B Daniel Murphy sat out again with an injured glute muscle.UP NEXTMarlins: Wrap up the season, sending RHP Tom Koehler (9-13, 4.15 ERA) to the mound.Nationals: In what will be Washingtons first -- and last -- entirely meaningless game of 2016, RHP Scherzer takes a 19-7 record, 2.82 ERA and career-high 277 Ks into the regular-season finale, chasing an NL Cy Young Award to add to the 2013 AL honor he won for Detroit while going 21-3. Thats been the pinnacle for pitchers ever since I was in the game -- and long before me. It would be forever: `Hes a 20-game winner, Baker said. Expounding on how he views pitchers stats, Baker said: People put a lot of emphasis on ERA, which is good, but I put emphasis on wins for a guy that knows how to win. ' ' ' 
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EVANSTON, Ill. Ultra Boost Cheap Real . -- It wasnt just about building on a huge victory and a return to the Top 10 for No. 8 Wisconsin. The Badgers wanted to end their recent struggles against Northwestern.To that end, they also succeeded.Corey Clement ran for 106 yards and a touchdown, Jazz Peavy scored on a 46-yard run and Wisconsin beat Northwestern 21-7 on Saturday.Conor Sheehy forced a big fumble when he sacked Clayton Thorson with the Wildcats (4-5, 3-3 Big Ten) threatening early in the fourth quarter.That led to Clements 2-yard TD run, making it a 14-point game and preserving the third straight win for the Badgers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten, No. 8 CFP). They went from beating Nebraska in overtime to picking up a rare win at Northwestern.It was just one of those things where I really wanted to beat this team and Im glad we got to do that, Peavy said.Northwestern had won six of 10 and four straight at Ryan Field against Wisconsin.The Wildcats beat the Badgers by six at home in 2014 and came away with a 13-7 victory at Camp Randall Stadium last year in a game where three Wisconsin touchdowns were negated by calls from the officials, who had snowballs thrown at them as they left the field.We really had to show who the best team was today and we didnt want a referee to make the game time decision at the end, said Clement, who had 32 carries -- three shy of his career high.Peavys 46-yarder in the second quarter was the first rushing touchdown of his career. He also had 73 yards receiving and a 24-yard punt return.Alex Hornibrook played most of the game and completed 11 of 19 passes for 92 yards, and the Badgers rolled up 333 yards while dominating the and time of possession (40:25-19:35).I thought there was some really good things that we did, coach Paul Chryst said. I thought that we were fairly consistent running the football. Defensively, I know they had the drive at the end of the first half, but I thought we did a lot of really good things defensively against what we thought was a really good Northwestern team.The Wildcats lost again to a Top 10 team after coming up short in a four-point loss at Ohio State last week.Thorson went 28 of 52 for 277 yards and a touchdown.Austin Carr added 132 yards receiving, including a 13-yard TD late in the first half, but Justin Jackson ran for 42 yards.I think were just tired of being close, Carr said. We want to push through. ... When we beat ourselves, we cant beat two teams in the same day -- especially against such a good team as Wisconsin.WINNING AT RYANWisconsin had not won at Ryan Field since 1999. But several big plays by Peavy and a fumble recovery by DCota Dixon with Northwestern threatening early in the fourth helped change that.The Wildcats drove to the 19 early in the quarter, but got pushed back to the 30 by a holding penalty against Eric Olson and a 1-yard loss for Jackson.Things only got worse for Northwestern on the next play when Thorson fumbled as he was sacked by Sheehy. Dixon returned the recovery 22 yards to the Wildcats 45, and Clement ran it in from the 2 . The two-point conversion run by Alec Ingold made it 21-14 with 8:51 left.THE TAKEAWAYWisconsin: The Badgers solidified their standing in the Top 10 by taking out a team that has been playing better after dropping its first two games.Northwestern: With three games left, the Wildcats will need to finish strong if theyre going to make a bowl game.NOT CONVERTINGNorthwestern managed just 39 yards rushing. That probably helps explain why the Wildcats converted just 5 of 18 third downs.NUMBER CHANGENorthwestern star linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. wore No. 11 in honor of cornerback Matthew Harris, his roommate. Harris got hit in the head making a tackle against Illinois State on Sept. 10 and retired last week.Walker said he will go back to wearing No. 1.FINAL WORDS- Chryst on Peavys big plays: Jazz is capable of that. He just needs to keep maximizing opportunities and I thought for most part he did that.UP NEXTWisconsin: The Badgers get a bit of a breather when they host struggling Illinois next week.Northwestern: Like Wisconsin, Northwestern figures to be in for an easier time next week when it visits Purdue.---More AP college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Cheap Ultra Boost China . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Wholesale Ultra Boost . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. http://www.discountultraboost.com/ .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. WASHINGTON -- Home-field advantage in the NL Division Series assured while his teams game was in progress, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker called upon closer Mark Melancon in the eighth inning.It was only the second time all season -- and first since April -- that Melancon was asked to get more than three outs for a save. Just getting prepped for what could happen in the postseason.Melancon got the final four outs for his 46th save, Bryce Harper provided an RBI single and rookie Trea Turner hit his 13th homer and stole his 32nd base, helping the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins on Saturday.I havent done it much in the past, Melancon said about his extended outing. But I expect that to happen in the playoffs.Baker said his ace, Max Scherzer, came up to him in the dugout after Melancon was inserted with two outs in the eighth to protect a one-run lead.He goes, `I see what youre doing. I said, `What you talking about? And he said, `I see youre practicing for Game 1 of the playoffs -- when, indeed, that same situation could come up, Baker recounted.NL East champion Washingtons third trip to the postseason in five years will begin Friday in the nations capital against the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with Scherzer slated to face Clayton Kershaw. Game 2 is the following day, before the best-of-five NLDS shifts to L.A.The Nationals, it turned out, didnt need to beat the Marlins. The Dodgers 3-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants, assuring Washington a better record than Los Angeles, was announced before the bottom of the seventh to the Nationals Park crowd of 31,635, which responded with a standing ovation.While home field might not seem like a big deal in a short series, Baker figured it was important in this instance.Thats because the Dodgers went 53-28 at home, a .654 winning percentage, but are only 38-42 on the road, .475.Theyre under .500 on the road and way over .500 at home. So which one would you suggest? Baker said. Im not a numbers man, exactly, but I think it would be to our best interest -- give us the best chance -- to have them come here, versus us going there.Roarrk (16-10), lined up to pitch Game 2 against the Dodgers, went 5 2/3 innings and allowed Miami only one run and three hits, including Chris Johnsons RBI single to right in the sixth. Cheap Ultra Boost Clearance. Turner singled and came around to score on Harpers line drive up the middle in the first inning, then delivered a solo shot off Wei-Yin Chen (5-5) in the fifth.Harper struck out twice, giving him six Ks in two nights after missing four games with a sore left thumb. Fans booed when he was walked intentionally in the eighth.SITTING STANTONMarlins RF Giancarlo Stanton was out of the starting lineup Saturday, and will be on Sunday, too, manager Don Mattingly said, to make sure the slugger does not enter the offseason hurt. Stanton was sidelined with a groin injury into September. He may get an at-bat, a pinch-hit, or something like that. He still wasnt playing at 100 percent, Mattingly explained, and once the games were meaningless, its harder to take a chance on him having to rehab during the winter.TRAINERS ROOMNationals: LF Jayson Werth was out of the lineup, a day after leaving the game because of a tight back that he said was not a serious injury. Baker called the decision to hold out Werth on Saturday more precaution than anything. ... 2B Daniel Murphy sat out again with an injured glute muscle.UP NEXTMarlins: Wrap up the season, sending RHP Tom Koehler (9-13, 4.15 ERA) to the mound.Nationals: In what will be Washingtons first -- and last -- entirely meaningless game of 2016, RHP Scherzer takes a 19-7 record, 2.82 ERA and career-high 277 Ks into the regular-season finale, chasing an NL Cy Young Award to add to the 2013 AL honor he won for Detroit while going 21-3. Thats been the pinnacle for pitchers ever since I was in the game -- and long before me. It would be forever: `Hes a 20-game winner, Baker said. Expounding on how he views pitchers stats, Baker said: People put a lot of emphasis on ERA, which is good, but I put emphasis on wins for a guy that knows how to win. ' ' ' 
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PHILADELPHIA -- There is a power bug going through the St. Air Max 720 Outlet Sale . Louis Cardinals lineup right now.Randal Grichuk homered early, then hit an RBI double in the 11th inning that sent St. Louis over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Friday night for their fifth straight win.Jedd Gyorko hit a tying, two-run homer with one out in the St. Louis ninth. The Cardinals tied a major league record with multiple home runs in nine consecutive games.Its pretty impressive what these guys are doing up and down the lineup, Gyorko said. Im a big believer that hitting is contagious.Jhonny Peralta led off the 11th with a double and, two batters later, Grichuk doubled to the wall in left-center off Frank Herrmann (0-1).The offense was relentless and did what they had to do late, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said.Seung Hwan Oh (3-2) pitched a scoreless ninth and 10th to earn the victory. Alex Reyes blanked the Phillies in the 11th for his first save, getting Odubel Herrera to ground out with runners on first and second to end the game.Herrera and Freddy Galvis homered for the Phillies.What a tough loss, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.Grichuk connected in the second for his 15th home run.Jeanmar Gomez blew his fourth save in 36 tries when Gyorko homered.Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright was cruising along until the sixth. The right-hander had retired 11 straight batters before hanging a 2-2 curveball that Herrera sent over the fence. Galvis followed with a home run that made it 3-1.On the first pitch to Herrera, Wainwright slipped with his plant foot on the mound made wet by a persistent rain that fell for much of the middle innings.Wainwright then gave up two homers, and sandwiched two walks around a double play before his night ended when Ryan Howard was caught stealing to finish the sixth.Wainwright said the mound was an issue.I certainly slipped on that one pitch pretty good. When something like that happens and you dont really trust it after that, it can bother you a little, he said.Wainwright is winless in his last six starts, going 0-2 with a 6.82 ERA over that stretch.Adam was better today, Matheny said. Just a couple of those solo home runs put us in a hole. But he went deep for us.TOUGH LUCK FOR MORGANThe blown save prevented Phillies starter Adam Morgan from gaining his first victory since May 10. It would have snapped a seven-game losing streak. The left-hander gave up one run on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks in six-plus innings. He faced one batter in the seventh and left with a 3-1 lead.Bright spot was Morgan, Mackanin said. He pitched extremely well. I was thrilled with the way he pitched. He was masterful with his changeup.REPLAY REVIEWThe Phillies appeared to have runners on second and third with one out in the eighth, looking to extend a 3-1 lead. But Tommy Joseph was called out at second base after a replay review of 2 1/2 minutes overturned second-base umpire Tony Randazzos safe call of an apparent double.HOMER STREAKThe Phillies have homered in 13 straight games.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: RHP Seth Maness had surgery Thursday to repair a ligament in his elbow, but not Tommy John surgery to replace the ligament as had been expected. He could return in time for next season rather than having to sit out 2017 as would have been the case following Tommy John surgery. The right-hander was 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 29 games this season before being shut down following his Aug. 13 appearance.Phillies: INF Cesar Hernandez (sore right foot) was not in the starting lineup for the second straight game. He popped out to second while pinch-hitting with one out in the ninth to snap his 23-game on-base streak. Mackanin said he expects Hernandez to be back in the starting lineup on Saturday.UP NEXTPhillies RHP Jeremy Hellickson (9-7, 3.65) opposes Cardinals RHP Luke Weaver (0-0, 4.50) in the second of the three-game series on Saturday night. Weaver will be making his second career big league start. Air Max 720 Clearance .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. Air Max 720 Wholesale Free Shipping . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. http://www.airmax720outletcheap.com/ . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 18 Mizzou Volleyball (27-5) carried its momentum from Thursday evening into Friday at the Hearnes Center, earning a 3-1 (25-13, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Purdue. The Tigers earned their first all-time win against the Boilermakers, while also supplying redemption from their previous meeting in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.Mizzou now advances to the Sweet 16 in this years NCAA Division I Womens Volleyball Tournament. It marks the Tigers first trip to the NCAA Regionals round since 2010.Redshirt junior Melanie Crow (Wildwood, Mo.) delivered a memorable performance against Purdue, recording 25 kills on .426 hitting. Crows 25 strikes marked a new career high, while also establishing her sixth 20-plus kill match of the season.The Tiger outside hitters performance against the Boilermakers will live in Mizzou Volleyball postseason lore for years to come. Crows 25 kills and 27.5 points both rank third-most in all-time Tiger NCAA Tournament action. In her first taste of NCAA postseason play, Crow has produced 42 kills (6.00 kills per set) on .393 hitting over two mmatches. Air Max 720 Sale Cheap. Junior Courtney Eckenrode (The Woodlands, Texas) was sensational for the second-consecutive night at setter. Her 51 assists led to the Tigers tallying 59 total kills on .346 hitting. Similar to Thursday against Northern Illinois, Eckenrode excelled at divvying up Mizzous attacks on offense. Along with Crows stellar performance, four other Tigers posted seven-plus kills to keep the Purdue defense on its heels.Redshirt junior Kira Larson (Fargo, N.D.) tallied one of her top individual matches this season, finishing with nine kills on .389 hitting, two aces and three total blocks. In Mizzous first and second round matchups at Hearnes, Larson posted 17 total kills on .412 hitting.Mizzou advances to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the first time since 2010. The NCAA Regionals will take place from Dec. 9-10 at four non-predetermined campus sites. Visit NCAA.com for the latest updates on the 2016 Division I Womens Volleyball Tournament. ' ' ' 
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TORONTO -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Friday to advance to the Rogers Cup semifinals. Discount Asics Shoes .Djokovic improved to 25-2 against the fifth-seeded Czech player. The 29-year-old Serbian star won the event that rotates between Toronto and Montreal in 2007, 2011 and 2012.On Saturday, Djokovic will face 10th-seeded Gael Monfils of France. Monfils beat fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-4.Djokovic has six victories this year, two in Grand Slam events at the Australian and French opens.In the other quarterfinals, second-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland topped South Africas Kevin Anderson 6-1, 6-3, and third-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Bulgarias Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Asics Shoes Clearance . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Cheap Asics Shoes Free Shipping . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. http://www.wholesaleasics.com/ . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation.MONTPELLIER, France -- Stage 6 of the 100th Tour de France was a textbook demonstration of teamwork. Like playing pass the parcel, an Australian deliberately handed over the race lead to a South African teammate and friend, so he could be the first rider from that country to wear the famed yellow jersey. And the German, Andre Greipel, who won the stage with a fierce finishing sprint, owed a debt of gratitude to teammates who plied him with drinks all afternoon, ferrying bottles back and forth from cars at the back of the race, so he didnt melt in the scorching sun. "Room service," the big German said light-heartedly. As the new leader of cyclings showcase race, Daryl Impey can look forward to some first-class treatment, too. Being the first South African to wear the yellow jersey "will definitely change my life," Impey said. Rugby, cricket and, for the majority black population, football, are the big sports for South Africans. Impey can shop in the malls of Johannesburg, where he trains and lives, without being recognized, said his wife, Alexandra. But that was before his buddy on the Orica GreenEdge team, Simon Gerrans, passed him the race lead at the Tour. "Wearing the yellow jersey now is definitely going to change things for cycling, put it on the map in South Africa," said Impey. "Hopefully people will start recognizing me, maybe." Gerrans knows the feeling. To wear canary yellow at the Tour is to be king for a day -- or more depending on how long the rider keeps the lead. Gerrans had it for two unforgettable days. Fans clapped and cheered when they saw him. Reporters chased him. A particularly boisterous crowd of Aussie fans played air guitar for him. The jersey also carries extra responsibilities: news conferences, podium ceremonies and other distractions can eat into rest and recovery -- so important for riders to survive the three-week trek over 3,404 kilometres (2,115 miles). Injuries from crashes have already culled seven of the 198 riders who started in Corsica on June 29. Impey worked for Gerrans earlier at the Tour, helping him win Stage 3 and riding hard in the time trial Orica won as a team in Stage 4. Gerrans figured it was time for some pay-back. So on Thursday he rode in five seconds behind Impey in Montpellier. That was enough for the race lead to pass from one to the other, because they started the day with the exact same overall time, with Gerrans in first place and Impey second. "Daryl was a huge part of me getting the jersey so I thought it was a nice gesture to be able to pass it on to him now. Hopefully for a few days," Gerrans said. "To have the yellow jersey, it just really changes your life as a cyclist." "Ill have a bit more time to myself now and pass all that extra work on to Daryl," Gerrans added. "I dont count it as losing the jersey. I count it as passing it onto a mate. Clearance Asics Shoes. It was the plan before the stage and we were able to execute it perfectly." Impeys father was a pro cyclist in South Africa, said his wife, Alexandra. She said Impey also used to train with Burry Stander, a two-time Olympic mountain biker killed Jan. 3 when he was hit by a minibus taxi while biking with his wife. Stander was the second leading cyclist to be killed in a road accident in South Africa in recent years. Carla Swart died in January 2011 when she was hit by a truck while training. Describing roads around Johannesburg as "pretty scary," Alexandra Impey said: "I feel more relaxed when hes training here in Europe." Greipels sprint-finish victory capped a hard day of riding for the pack, across 176.5-kilometres (110 miles) of flat, sun-kissed terrain from Aix-en-Provence. Anxious that the regions famous wind, the mistral, might blow hard and split up the race, teams cranked up the pace, reeling in a breakaway rider and motoring at high speed to make sure they wouldnt get left behind. This in heat that turned tarmac sticky, with temperatures in the thirties (above 90 Fahrenheit). Bottles flew from the peloton as riders emptied them and tossed them aside. At the finish, French rider Thibaut Pinot immediately pulled up at a drinks station, pouring a whole bottle of water over his head and downing another in huge gulps. "We rode strong all day in poor conditions," said Mark Cavendish, who won Stage 5 in a sprint but crashed late in Stage 6 and expended too much energy getting back into the race to challenge Greipel in the final dash. Water-carrying is the job of so-called "domestiques," racers who ride in support of leaders going either for overall victory or stage wins. "The yellow jersey doesnt get bottles, as a general rule," said Matt White, a director on Impeys team. While leaders concentrate on staying up front, their support riders drop back to team cars behind the peloton to pick up drinks. "Its a dangerous place to be, getting water bottles at 60 kilometres per hour (37 miles per hour) and putting them in your pockets," said White. So leaders dont do it. Domestiques stuff bottles into pockets and inside their shirts. ""You look like an idiot, but its the easiest way to carry them," said one of Greipels water carriers, Australian Adam Hansen. Then they race back to distribute the drinks to teammates. "When youve got to go all the way back and all the way forward, its hard work," said Hansen. So Greipel doesnt do it, to keep him fresh for finishing sprints where he excels. His stage win Thursday was his fifth at the Tour. Greipel said he downed four to five litres (8 to 10 pints) of liquid -- about 10 bottles -- as he rode. But he didnt get one of them himself. "Thats our job: to make it easy as possible for him," said Hansen. ' ' ' 
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MINNEAPOLIS -- As a rookie with the New York Giants in 2004, a few weeks before taking over for good as the starting quarterback, Eli Manning was on the sideline while Kurt Warner helped lead a midseason victory at Minnesota. Wholesale Air Max Shoes .Most of the matchups with the Vikings since then havent gone so smoothly.In seven career starts against them, Manning has a 2-5 record with a rough 54.8 passer rating. Hes thrown for only five touchdowns, and five of the 14 interceptions by the Vikings have been taken to the end zone.Talking about having a guys number.I dont think anybody has my phone number on the Vikings, Manning said this week, using some wry humor to try to deflect the subject of his struggles.Hold on, he said, stringing along the joke in his session with reporters as if it were a hard fake handoff before dropping back to throw a play-action pass.Former Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph, whos currently thriving in his role with Minnesota, might have the digits. Quarterbacks in the NFL form an unofficial fraternity, so perhaps Vikings starter Sam Bradford knows how to reach Manning.I cant think of anybody elses off hand, Manning said. Ill look at my phone and get back to you on that one, though.Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and his aggressive, versatile defense had Manning on his heels all night during a 49-17 victory in the cold last December after the Giants were eliminated from playoff contention.This year, the Vikings (3-0) lead the league with a plus-8 turnover margin. The Giants (2-1) are tied for the second-worst at minus-6.The Vikings were greatly aided last season by the absence of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who served a suspension for his on-field antics the week before. Beckhams behavior has been a hot topic again this year , and coach Ben McAdoo chided him about the distraction, but his performance hasnt left much to be desired. He hasnt scored a touchdown yet, but he has 280 yards on 19 receptions.Zimmer expressed concern beyond Beckham. Rookie Sterling Shepard and the resurgent Victor Cruz have given Manning a dangerous downfield trio.It puts a lot of stress on you, because youve got to cover the field, the coach said. Its not like you can cheat very much.Here are some other key angles to know about the game:KEEPING QUIET: Beckham, including last week against Washington, has had two well-publicized edgy matchups with the equally intense cornerback Josh Norman. Dont expect any of Minnesotas defensive backs to engage in any similar trash talking, though.We try to do things a certain way here. We try to play smart football, do things right, Zimmer said. Obviously, we try to win the game the best way we can, but were not into that other stuff.RUNNING ROOM?: The Vikings, whove turned to Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata with Adrian Peterson likely finished for the season, are last in the NFL in yards rushing. The Giants have given up the fifth-fewest yards on the ground.If we can find something to kind of spark the run game and get it going, Bradford said, I think it can only help us.WHOS CARRYING THE BALL?: Giants starting running back Rashad Jennings injured his left thumb in the second game and sat out last week, when backup Shane Vereen tore a triceps muscle in his place and was lost for the season. While Jennings is on track to return this week, the Giants also might have to turn to Orleans Darkwa, Bobby Rainey or rookie Paul Perkins. Only Darkwa has carries this year, having run 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the last game against Washington.SECONDARY STRUGGLE: Starting free safety Darian Thompson, who missed last weeks game with a foot injury, was still wearing a boot on Wednesday. The rookie didnt practice on Thursday. Nat Berhe, who started in his place against Washington, was placed in the concussion protocol after reporting to the Giants on Tuesday with a headache. He was held out of practice on Thursday, too. That left nickel cornerback Leon Hall mixing in with Andrew Adams, who made his NFL debut last Sunday, next to strong safety Landon Collins.The cornerbacks also are hurting with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) and his backup Eli Apple (hamstring) both forced out of the last game. Neither of them participated in practice on Thursday, either.When we have a change in the defense, I definitely step up, Collins said. I dont just stay settled because we need playmakers.MONDAY NIGHT MUSINGS: This will be the first Monday night home game for the Vikings since Oct. 5, 2009, against Green Bay. Theyve faced the Giants five times on Monday night, most recently on the road on Oct. 21, 2013. For the Giants, this will be the 17th road game in their last 21 appearances on Monday night.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Air Max Cheap China . 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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers put right-hander Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained muscle in his back.Righty Ross Stripling was called up from the minors and started Saturday against Boston, pitching five scoreless innings in a 3-0 win.The move with Norris is retroactive to Monday, and no timetable has been set for his return.Norris, acquired in a five-player deal from Atlanta in June, had to leave a start last Sunday against Arizona after facing just two batters.He is the 26th player placed on the disabled list by the Dodgers, second most in the majors over the past 30 years to the 27 by the 2012 Red Sox.Norris is 3-2 with a 4.34 ERA for L.A. this season.Stripling (3-3),, making his first start for the Dodgers since May 19, gave up hits to the first two batters and loaded the bases in the first inning. Cheap Air Max Free Shipping. He retired Sandy Leon on a soft grounder back to the mound to end the inning.That was probably the biggest pitch I threw all day, looking back, Stripling said. I threw a 3-2 changeup after a 2-2 changeup ... and was lucky I fooled him a little bit.Stripling settled down after the rough start to retire 15 of the last 18 hitters he faced, allowing four hits and a walk and striking out four.The Associated Press contributed to this report. ' ' ' 
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LOS ANGELES -- After struggling for offense throughout their road trip, the Montreal Canadiens finally found a whole bunch of goals at Staples Center. Wholesale Air Max 270 China .So did the Los Angeles Kings, which left goalie Carey Price both frustrated and grateful after a high-volume victory.Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist, and Paul Byron scored the clinching goal in the fourth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over Los Angeles on Sunday.Alexander Radulov and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Atlantic Division-leading Canadiens, who earned just their second victory in seven road games. Montreal had only one win in its previous 11 games in California before scoring three times in the four-round shootout.Before all that, an unusual afternoon home game for the Kings led to a rare goal bonanza: The teams combined eight regulation goals -- including six in a crazy second period -- were the most scored in a game featuring either club in the past month.From my perspective, its not a great way to go about things, said Price, who made 27 saves. But it doesnt matter how we get it done, as long as we get it done. We know we have a lot of skill on this team. We have a lot of guys who can finish.Montreal finally found its scoring touch on the fourth stop of its five-game road trip after managing just five combined goals in the first three games, including losses at Anaheim and San Jose. After Shaws goal early in the third period forced extra time, Radulov put an offensive flourish on the shootout with an exceptional backhand goal moments before Byrons winner.When the whole team is playing hard and we get it going, its hard to play against us, Radulov said. Its always nice to score, but its huge for us to get going and get our confidence back.Pacioretty had a chance to end the shootout in the third round, but Budaj stopped him. Byron then ended it after Tanner Pearson missed for the Kings.Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist apiece for the Kings, who lost for only the second time in eight games. Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots, but the Kings have given up 11 goals in three games during their worst defensive stretch since the opening days of the season.We pride ourselves on a hard-checking game, good defensively, Doughty said. We try, at the most, (to) give up two goals a game, and thats why we lost. We gave up four. It wasnt the offense that was the problem. They did a good job today.Nick Short and Trevor Lewis also scored for Los Angeles during that back-and-forth second period.It wasnt my favorite period, Price said.Carter and Shore connected 2:14 apart to start the second. After Pacioretty evened it on a power play for his first multi-goal game of the season, Doughty scored his fourth goal with a slap shot on a power play.Radulov evened it again on the power play, but Lewis put the Kings ahead with a slick move on a rare breakaway. Lewis has just four goals all season, including the late go-ahead goal in the Kings win over Arizona on Thursday.Shaw evened it with his sixth goal early in the third, giving him a point in all three California games.They are a real high-octane team, Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said. They havent done it lately, but it was something we addressed the other day. They scored the first goal, and we still found a way to get back and get a point.Game notes Before the game, Los Angeles activated C Andy Andreoff from injured reserve and assigned veteran F Teddy Purcell to its AHL affiliate in Ontario. Purcell has only two assists in 12 games in his return season with the Kings. ... The Canadiens beat the Kings 4-1 in Montreal on Nov. 10. ... Kings captain Anze Kopitar had three assists, giving him five in the past two games after a slow offensive start to the season.UP NEXTCanadiens: The road trip concludes at St. Louis on Tuesday night.Kings: Host Carolina on Thursday night. Wholesale Air Max 270 . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. Air Max 270 Cheap Online . Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. The Raptors traded Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings on Monday, in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. http://www.discountairmax270.com/ . 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. PHILADELPHIA -- Camp Carson has begun for the Philadelphia Eagles.All eyes were on Carson Wentz when training camp opened Monday, and the rookie quarterback will be the most watched player on the team for the rest of the summer.So what that he isnt expected to play unless Sam Bradford or Chase Daniel gets hurt.I felt pretty good, Wentz said after practice. There were a limited number of reps for everybody and we didnt have a lot of guys out there, but I felt pretty good. I felt pretty confident and I enjoyed it.Quarterbacks, rookies and selected veterans are practicing for three days until the rest of the team arrives on Thursday.Wentz became the talk of the town after the Eagles traded up twice to select him with the No. 2 pick in the draft. This came after the team gave Bradford and Daniel a combined $34 million guaranteed to be Nos. 1 and 2 on the depth chart.He came in ready to go, coach Doug Pederson said of Wentz. You just love everything about this kid. His energy, his work ethic, its just little things now, detailed things in his footwork, his drop, the progressions and where his eyes are. Those are the things in the NFL from a quarterback standpoint that really become very important on a game day. And those are the things that weve got to continue to work with him on throughout camp.Wentz started two seasons at North Dakota State and leed the Bison to the FCS national championship both years. Cheap Air Max 270 Free Shipping. But he didnt take that many snaps in college and now he has to share reps with Bradford and Daniel.Pederson wants him to be ready to start should something happen in the preseason.I just want to get better every day, Wentz said. My biggest thing is that youre never a finished product, physically, mentally, any of that. So theres a lot to learn. You can never watch enough tape, you can never study enough, and I just want to come out every day and learn a little bit more and get a little bit better and at the end of camp I think Ill like where Im at.Wentz should get plenty of action in the preseason games. Then, if all goes well for the Eagles, hell take a seat and watch Bradford in the regular season while learning from him and Daniel.Theres only one football and it can be tough, Pederson said. But one thing that Carson has going for him, hes very mature for who he is and where hes at and what hes coming into. Even through the success of his college days, that he understands whats in front of him, and he understands theres a lot of work in front of him.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org---Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP-RobMaaddi ' ' ' 
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Steve Sidwell scored a stunning 50-yard goal as Brighton beat Bristol City 2-0 at Ashton Gate in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday evening. Stan Smith Wholesale China . Jamie Murphy doubled the lead with a deflected effort as Chris Hughtons men won their fourth game in a row and made it four matches without conceding in a clash which will be remembered for the audacious strike by Sidwell. The result keeps the Seagulls in second place, four points behind Newcastle - who beat Cardiff 2-1 earlier in the day to maintain their lead at the top - and also means they are unbeaten in their last 10 league games. It was a frantic opening five minutes to the game, with Tammy Abraham posing the most danger with his pace and movement and the on-loan Chelsea star played a wonderful reverse pass into the path of Lee Tomlin, but he was unable to make the most of it and blasted wide. Brightons Steve Sidwell scored from the halfway line to opening the scoring against Bristol City Brighton eventually settled into the game, but it was still the Robins controlling possession, former Middlesbrough star Gary ONeil dictating proceedings in the middle of the park.But, when Korey Smith lost the ball just near the halfway line, Sidwell produced a moment of magic to put Brighton into a 13th-minute lead after winning back possession, he looked up and hit a left-footed strike past a stranded Richard ODonnell, who was well of his line for his first goal since April.The 33-year-old, formerly of Reading, Chelsea and Aston Villa, then ran to the sidelines with his team-mates to celebrate by holding up the shirt of the absent Anthony Knockaert, who was grieving following the death of his father.Despite their bright start, Bristol City were rocked by that goal and failed to recover sufficiently and several minutes later found themselves two-down courtesy of a Murphy strike. Bristol City manager Lee Johnson was critical of the way his side performed The Scotland winger - who was causing all sorts of problems on the wing - cut in from the left and after feigning to shoot, eventually did and found the bottom corner via a deflection to give Brighton complete control.Knowing they needed to improve, Bristol City came out, determined to reduce the deficit and get back into the game, but Hordur Magnusson wasted an opportunity when he headed right into the arms of David Stockdale. Down the other end, Brighton were still hoping to increase their own advantage and Glenn Murray - who was leading the line well - turned superbly before finding Jiri Skalak, who could only hit a stinging drive to warm the palms of ODonnell.Veteran forward Aaron Wilbraham came on to offer some much needed support to Abraham and there was a moment of worry for Bristol City, when ONeil went down momentarily after taking a high boot to the jaw. Brighton manager Chris Hughton praised the dominant nature of his sides victory The introduction of Wilbraham was giving the Brighton defence something different to think about and he should have been awarded a penalty after he was clearly fouled by defender Shane Duffy, but the referee was not interested, despite the strikers protests.Substitute Tomer Hemed ignored the calls of his colleagues and blasted one final effort high into the stands, but it did not matter as Brighton left with the victory and Bristol City slipped out of the play-off places. Brighton vs A Villa November 18, 2016, 7:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Following the match, Brighton boss Hughton told Sky Sports that Sidwells strike had settled his sides nerves.It was one of those strikes, where as soon as he hit it, I knew it was in. It was a difficult one for the goalkeeper because it was unexpected and it was with his left foot.A wonderful opener for us and as I said, any nerves we might have had, it calmed us down. Wholesale Stan Smith .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. Discount Stan Smith . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. http://www.wholesalestansmith.com/ . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. LONDON -- For Caroline Wozniacki, just winning a Grand Slam match these days would be nice.The former No. 1-ranked player came into Wimbledon unseeded at a major for the first time in eight years and with a world ranking of No. 45, her lowest since 2008.Faced with a tough first-round draw, the 25-year-old Dane departed quickly Tuesday after losing to 14th-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova, 7-5, 6-4, leaving her without a Grand Slam match win in 2016.Wozniacki also fell in the first round at the Australian Open and missed the French Open with a right ankle injury. Her overall record this year is 11-11.Its been a tough year in general, Wozniacki said, taking a philosophical tone. Its been some injuries. Its been some bad draws. Its been uphill. But you just have to keep fighting, keep going at it, keep working hard, and hope eventually thats going to turn and youre going to take the chances youre going to get.Thats really all you can do right now, she said.Wozniacki was ranked No. 1 for 67 weeks in 2010 and 2011 and reached two Grand Slam finals, finishing runner-up at the 2009 and 2014 U.S. Opens. This was her 10th appearance at Wimbledon, where she has reached the fourth round five times but never made it to the quarterfinals.Coming off the ankle injury, Wozniacki showed progress at the grass-court warmup tournament at Eastbourne, winning back-to-back matches for the first time since February. I thought I played some really good tennis in Eastbourne, she said. Obviously (I) was hoping I could step up from there and do more damage today. But it wasnt enough.Wozniacki played well against Kuznetsova, also a former No. 1 player. She pushed the Russian but didnt have enough tto overcome her in a match played with the retractable roof closed over Centre Court because of rain. Cheap Stan Smith China Wholesale. .She played aggressively and stepped up when she had to, Wozniacki said. She did what she had to do today.For now, Wozniacki is planning to play hard-court tournaments in Washington and Montreal.Shes also awaiting a ruling on the appeal on her eligibility for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Wozniacki has been selected as Denmarks flag-bearer for the games, but has failed to meet the International Tennis Federations Fed Cup requirements.Obviously I want to play, she said. But if they decide that Im not going to play, then theres not much I can do about it.In addition to the injuries, losses and drop in the rankings, Wozniacki endured a well-publicized breakup in 2014 with golfer Rory McIlroy.Referring to the last year-and-a-half in general, she said: I mean, at one point youre just like, you know what, it has to turn, it has to go the other way eventually. Im just going to take the punches Im getting and just try and learn from it and try and move forward.During her injury layoffs, Wozniacki has kept busy with various off-the-court projects.If theres time left over, then I try and just have fun in life, she said. We only live once. We dont get a mulligan.One thing Wozniacki wont do is read about herself.I think if I read everything that was written about me the last 15 years, I think by now I probably would have jumped over a cliff, she said. I would rather not.---Stephen Wilson can be followed at www.twitter.com/stevewilsonap ' ' ' 
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Exciting Parramatta flyer Bevan French has been praised by Wallabies star Israel Folau, after the Eels wideman equalled his record of seven tries in his first four NRL games.The nephew of prolific former Kangaroos and St George Illawarra winger Nathan Blacklock, 20-year-old French has shown a similar aptitude and nose for a four-pointer as former Melbourne Storm and Brisbane star Folau.I saw his highlights last week against the Sharks and hes certainly someone that has great wheels and is a good finisher, said Folau, who set his record as a Storm player in 2007.Watching the NRL across this year theres some great finishers and hes just one of them.Good on him and I wish him all the best.Asked what advice he would give French Folau said: Sometimes you can get caught up in all the hype and that.But just making sure that you keep your head down and work hard to try and be consistent.It looks like hes doing that so far, so thats good.Folau on Thursday also said he thought another player with Parramatta connections, Jarryd Hayne, would do well if he opted to try his hand at 15-a-side rugby.The former San Francisco 49ers NFL player is currently trying to earn a place in Fijis Olympic sevens rugby squad, but has yet to nominate which code and club he will play in 2017. China Jerseys . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. WASHINGTON -- If Washington Redskins safety DeAngelo Halls season-ending injury might lead others to suspect the playmaking defensive backs 13-year NFL career is over, he was adamant Monday that wont be the case.Ill be back, Hall tweeted , adding: you can bet your life on that!!!!!!!Hall will miss the rest of this season with a torn ligament in his right knee, the third consecutive year the veteran will miss time with an injury. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Hall needed surgery on his ACL.Its pretty significant, Gruden said.From a leadership standpoint, `D-Hall has done a lot for this organization, a lot for this team, the coach said. Hes going to be missed.Hall, who turns 33 in November, was hurt in the first half of Washingtons 29-27 victory at the NFC East rival New York Giants on Sunday.He has spent the past nine seasons with the Redskins. After entering the league as a cornerback, taken with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2004 draft by Atlanta, Hall switched to safety last season.Hall missed five games in 2015. The season before, he was out 13 games, sidelined by a torn Achilles tendon.Hes got to really take a look at it and see where he is once he does the rehab and if he wants to try it again, Gruden said. I havent talked to him about that, his future, yet. We just want him to get well first.Will Blackmon, a cornerrback until this season, will start at safety in Halls place, Gruden said.ddddddddddddBlackmon has become more comfortable back there. You can see that every day in practice and in the games, Gruden said. We have total faith that hell get the job done.Halls injury was the most serious for the Redskins (1-2) to deal with as they prepare to host the Cleveland Browns (0-3) next Sunday, but it was hardly the only one.- Cornerback Bashaud Breeland has strained tendons in his right ankle, which Gruden called a week-to-week issue. Yet another defensive back, Dashaun Phillips, has a strained hamstring.- Two offensive linemen also have problems that Gruden described as week to week: left guard Shawn Lauvao (moderate ankle sprain) and center Kory Lichtensteiger (calf strain).- Rookie wideout Josh Doctsons Achilles tendon, which has bothered him since he joined the team, was sore during pregame warmups, so he was inactive against the Giants. Weve just got to continue to treat him and figure out the roots of the problem and try to get it fixed, Gruden said.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich ' ' ' 
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