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Geoff Ogilvy will carry a two-stroke lead heading into Sundays final round of the Australian Open, but he has a raft of big names including American superstar Jordan Spieth on his tail. Jerseys NFL Wholesale .Ogilvy expressed surprise after firing the low round of the tournament, a brilliant, unblemished eight-under-par 64 at Royal Sydney on Saturday.The former US Open champion is 11-under, with Spieth lurking ominously two shots back after grinding out a third-round 68 despite a shaky start.Two-time champion Aaron Baddeley is also at nine-under after carding a 67, as is Ryan Fox (70) in his bid to become the first New Zealander in more than a century to lift the Stonehaven Cup.In-form veteran Rod Pampling is three off the pace after a rollercoaster round of 70 vaulted the 47-year-old into contention for his maiden national championship.Adam Scott is a further shot back at seven under after salvaging a 71 with two late birdies.Ogilvy made the most of the favourable early morning conditions to go out in a red-hot six-under 30 courtesy of birdies at the first, second, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth holes.He didnt grab another birdie until the par-five 16th, where he moved into the outright lead.The 2010 Open champion iced his round with a stunning approach on the 18th for a tap-in birdie three.To be honest, I didnt really see 64 on the first tee, Ogilvy said.But after going out so well on the front nine I kind of started seeing a score like that. Its always a nice feeling. Im back in the mix.This mornings big mover was unheralded Australian Jake Higginbottom who capitalised on an early tee time, shooting six-under-par 66 to be six-under for the tournament.The 23-year-old from Charlestown opened his account with a birdie on the first hole, before mixing five birdies and an eagle with two bogeys to sign for a 66.It was actually pretty breezy this morning, said Higginbottom, who won the 2012 New Zealand Open as an amateur.I played well. They call it moving day for a reason and its always nice being in contention.Nitties (74), along with Higginbottom (66), Jason Scrivener (69) and 20-year-old Lucas Herbert (71) all share sixth place with Scott.Two-time former champion Robert Allenby (68), teenage amateur Min Woo Lee (71) and fellow young gun Cameron Smith (68) are not out of it at six under and five in arrears of Ogilvy. Cheap Jerseys .35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup. Wholesale China Jerseys . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. http://www.wholesalejerseysnfl.net/ . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. Guenther Steiner says the Haas team did not exceed the budget it set aside for its debut season in Formula One this year.Haas became the first new team to join the grid since 2010, entering the sport with a controversial technical partnership with Ferrari. That tie-up included an engine and as many parts as the regulations allowed, while the team also worked with Italian chassis designers Dallara.Much was made of Haas business model, with some concerned it could open the door to fully-fledged customer cars in future, though Steiner says it helped the team control spending for its first season.?When asked if he had to ask team owner Gene Haas for money during the season, Steiner said: We didnt. We made a budget and we stuck to it pretty good. It seems like everybody goes into F1, in the old days, they didnt know what they were doing.I think we can say our business plan worked even if a lot of people questioned if it could work beforehand and said we would be just like one of the other ones who came in in the last years. I think we have shown we do what we say we are going to do, and we did the same iinternally. Wholesale Adidas Hockey Jerseys. We said to Gene, this will be the cost of this, and we stuck to it. So we didnt have to go back.Haas exceeded all expectations in 2016, finishing 6th and 5th in the opening two races and finishing the season with 29 points, enough to finish eighth ahead of one of F1s four manufacturers, Renault. With big rule changes on the horizon for 2017 Steiner is braced for a different scenario next season, though he believes most financial decisions for the whole year will be based on how the teams fare in winter testing.If you run a business, and I see F1 as a business, if you have to go back every five weeks saying oh, I need another two million, it gets old pretty quick. Then the trust is lost. We didnt do that and I hope we dont ever have to do that.Next year the risk is much bigger because of the upgrade but its like, what do we want to achieve? We will see in February [when winter testing starts] where we are and then you see what you really need to do. ' ' ' 
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LOS ANGELES -- Even when Dwyane Wade takes a night off to rest, Jimmy Butler gets the benefit of his new Chicago Bulls teammates veteran experience. Akiem Hicks Jersey .Not that Butler needed a whole lot of help while he carved up the Los Angeles Lakers.Butler scored a season-high 40 points and Isaiah Canaan added a season-high 17 in the Bulls fifth victory in six games, 118-110 over the Lakers on Sunday night.Nikola Mirotic had 15 points and 15 rebounds and the Bulls held off Los Angeles late rally for their third win in four stops on their annual circus road trip. They also bounced back solidly after blowing a 19-point lead in a loss to the Clippers on Saturday night.It was a quick turnaround from last night to today, but I saw everybody working on their body and everybody watching the film, Butler said. Thats how its supposed to be.Chicago got a vintage game from Butler, its two-time All-Star and gold medal-winning Olympian. He destroyed a series of Los Angeles defenders with his usual flair, scoring inside and on the perimeter without hitting a 3-pointer.He was attacking all night, Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said. He told me before the game, `Coach, Im going for 40 tonight, and he did it.Even on the second half of back-to-back road games, Chicago outrebounded the Lakers 56-37 -- including 16 offensive boards -- and constantly outhustled Los Angeles to loose balls.The Bulls did it all without Wade, who rested for the first time this season. He scored 28 points on Saturday, but the Bulls are monitoring their 34-year-old guards long-term health.Even though D-Wade is out, hes still helping me through this process and letting him know what I should be doing, helping me read the game, Butler said. Its great to have him in my corner.Lou Williams scored a season-high 25 points and Larry Nance Jr. had a career-high 18 for the Lakers (7-7).Jimmy Butler had a pretty fantastic game, Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Hes a pretty fantastic player, but if hes going to do that, then we have to shut down the rest of the guys. We let him get his, and the role players all chipped in and did their part as well. You either take away the star or take away the role players. You cant let everyone have a night.RONDOS RETURNRajon Rondo had four points, nine rebounds and 12 assists despite a sore left ankle. He hit a floater in the lane with 28.6 seconds left to secure the Bulls win after Los Angeles trimmed a 15-point lead to five.LONG SEASONThe Lakers young stars mostly struggled in their second straight loss. DAngelo Russell had only eight points and seven assists while playing cautiously on a sore left knee. Jordan Clarkson managed just five points on 1-of-12 shooting, and Julius Randle had 14 points.The Lakers also got a lesson in hard work from the dogged Bulls, particularly in the paint.There was a stretch in the second quarter when they just bullied us on the glass, Nance said. I dont know what was the cause of it.LAST GASPEven on a bad night, the young Lakers made a late rally to trim Chicagos lead to 115-110 with 1:12 left on back-to-back 3-pointers by Nick Young and Russell. Young and Russell then missed 3-pointers that would have trimmed Chicagos lead to two, and Butler won a jump ball before Rondos clinching floater.TIP-INSBulls: Rondo played his second straight game on that balky ankle. ... Theyll host the Lakers in the rematch on Nov. 30. The Bulls have only two games before then, while the Lakers have five. ... German C Paul Zipser sat out with a lower back strain.Lakers: Walton got his first technical foul of the season from referee Kane Fitzgerald in the second quarter after a no-call. ... Luol Deng scored six points. He spent his first 9 1/2 NBA seasons with the Bulls.UP NEXTBulls: The circus trip continues at Denver on Tuesday.Lakers: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday in the next daunting matchup of a rough stretch with 18 games in 30 days. 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RENTON, Wash. -- In the future, Seattle coach Pete Carroll would prefer if Richard Sherman handled his frustrations in a way that did not result in an emotional eruption on the sideline in the middle of a game.Shermans shouting match with players and coaches became a teaching moment for the Seahawks on Monday, a day after Seattle rallied for a 26-24 win over Atlanta .Carroll spent most of his Monday availability talking about emotions, philosophy and what exactly transpired on Seattles sideline that became as much of a story as the Seahawks improving to 4-1.What I told the guys today was theres going to always be things that happen and were going to learn if we can from the experiences that we have and those that we draw from and get smarter and more aware, were going to get better, Carroll said. It wound up being an extraordinary positive for our team that we could hang through the rigors and the challenges against a terrific team and find a way to win a football game.Shermans tirade happened after a blown coverage in Seattles secondary that allowed Julio Jones to run uncovered down the sideline for a 36-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Sherman was livid, screaming at anyone within earshot on the sideline and getting in the face of anyone who tried to calm him down. Earl Thomas, Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner all took turns trying to calm Sherman with little success.Carroll mostly stood back and watched how his players handled the situation.I thought it was a marvelous job of our guys showing who they are and their resolve to make sure they do what is right for our team, Carroll said. It was impressive.Carroll said it was miscommunication between Sherman and backup safety Kelcie McCary -- playing because Chancellor was injured -- that led to Jones being wide open. There were times last year when the Seahawks had communication issues in their secondary that led to uncovered receivers, but they never resulted in a public eruption like Shermans.What was clear, to me, was that Kam is a big factor, Carroll said. We dont see that stuff. I cant even remember a game whhere Kam was playing. Tom Waddle Jersey. He has such a connection and the skill in communicating and all that. (Kelcie) couldnt have that. He hasnt played enough with our guys. Hes been there, but its not the same.Sherman was in the spotlight before the game started because of his expected matchup against Jones. Along with his tirade, Sherman was at the center of a controversial no-call on Atlantas final offensive play when Jones tried to pull in a deep pass from Matt Ryan. Sherman had a grip on Jones right arm as he attempted to catch the pass and Atlantas sideline screamed for a pass interference call.Carroll added that he does not see a drawback in players being so close to the edge emotionally.It gives us a chance to find out how good you can be as a group, he said. Without it, you can still do good, but you dont get familiar with that space and what that mentality is like. So its hard to not only get there but its hard to stay there. You have to get familiar with it and what it feels like to be totally immersed and committed and focused and maximizing. And then you have to do it again and again, so you have to understand it. Were trying to learn how to do that.Seattle received mixed news on two injuries.Bennett has a chance to play next week at Arizona after injuring his right knee on a cut block by Atlantas Jake Matthews. Bennett was incensed by the block, calling it unnecessary and using a few expletives to drive home his point.After reviewing the game film, Carroll didnt see any problems with the block.It was clean. Nobody wants to get hit in the legs, but it wasnt a dirty play or anything like that. It wasnt illegal, Carroll said.The news on Luke Willson wasnt as good. Carroll said Willson has cartilage damage and strained ligaments in his right knee that could require surgery. Willson was injured on Christine Michaels touchdown run in the fourth quarter that pulled Seattle within 24-23.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
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For a very long time, he has only been a quiz question - name the first captain of the Indian football team. Air Max 95 Uomo Scontate . Quiz geeks and football nerds ace the answer, remembering and pronouncing it differently. T Ao. Tay Ao. Dr Tay. Te Ao. From Nagaland.And there, more often that not, would end the short story of a short name.The story of Dr Talimeren Ao, captain of Mohun Bagan and India, flag bearer of the Indian Olympic contingent at the 1948 London Games, and still perhaps the most famous Naga. A phantom figure who hovers over the football history of free India, his footprints have faded but the name is resonant and powerful in the collective memory of his people.They stage two football tournaments in his name. In Assam, where Talimeren grew up, there are two sporting venues named after him - an indoor stadium in Cotton College, Guwahati, where he studied, and an outdoor venue in Kaliabor, east of the Kaziranga National Park.At a time when the ISL, Indias high-profile football league, has a team called NorthEast United near the top of the points table, its worth re-telling the story of the regions first footballing hero.?At the beginning, there will always be Talimeren. The name means the all-glorious or all-mighty in the Ao language and, at 5ft 10in, he had the physique to back it up. Talimeren was a dominating presence in midfield and defence for nine seasons at Mohun Bagan (1943 to 1952), and a team-mate of Sailen Manna and Taj Mohammed at the London Olympics.Talimeren was to give up competitive football to pursue his medical career during the early years of independent India, returning home to Kohima as an assistant civil surgeon at the Civil Hospital in 1953. He retired as Nagalands Director of Health Services in 1978, and died in 1998 at the age of 80.That is merely biography. It is not the life a man lives.In black and white photographs, Talimeren is distinctive. Sitting with his 1948 team-mates, he is tall, angular, with high cheekbones and a steady gaze, arms crossed; all the players are shoeless, wearing socks or tape in the style that made much news.Around him and about him though, the information is on the whole scrappy; this 2015 article from Scroll is the most detailed account of his life. Given that more than one-third of Indias professional footballers at the highest level come from the NorthEast, the story of their spiritual father remains mostly unknown.My mother is the only surviving keeper of the record of what he did, says Dr Aos elder son, Talikokchang, 58. He is driving us along a bumpy road, through Dimapurs grey-beige haze, to the family home outside the main town.Deikim Doungel, a nurse at the Kohima Civil Hospital where she met the handsome, young Dr Ao, is now 87. She lives with Ningsangenla Tally, the eldest of their four children, in Kohima, in a house containing Talimerens trophies and medals. They do not entertain visitors anymore, having seen dozens come and go with unfulfilled promises. When in Dimapur as part of events with her church group, she returns to the home she shared with Talimeren and sometimes her two sons chat about their father.Talikokchang, short-formed into Akok, runs a school named after their formidable grandfather, Reverend Subongwati Ningdari, who in many ways, shaped Talimerens life. At the Rev. Subongwati Memorial School, as part of the state syllabus, the Class 9 English textbook features a chapter on Talimeren.His second son Indianoba, four years younger, is an engineer in the government power department. The youngest child, Bendangmenchetla Bendang, a former badminton player who married her mixed-doubles partner, belongs to Kohima too. Shes also visiting and, more shy than her siblings, hangs back from the conversation but joins in occasionally to fill in details.Its an implausible odyssey, an enormity of achievement over a short span of time while straddling a vast geography.From the hilltop village of Changki in the Ao tribes homeland of Mokokchung in Nagaland, to leading out free Indias first Olympic contingent in London, Talimeren traversed villages, towns, cities and nations. He returned home to Kohima where, in 1963, he witnessed the creation of a state called Nagaland. Today, in the still-simmering demand for autonomy and assertion of identity in the state, Talimeran Ao remains an exceptional kind of Naga.Football is central to his storyline. The sport found its way into his life at the age of six or seven, after the Baptist Reverend Subongwati moved his family from Changki to Impur, also in Mokokchung, as part of his missionary work.Talimeren, the fourth of his 12 children, took to football in the mission compound, not with a real ball but one made of cloth scraps, or sometimes with a wrapped-up pomelo, a grapefruit variant.Without the pace and bounce of the real ball, control became part of the foots natural response on small grounds that often had 10 or more teams playing simultaneously in post-school scrambles. It is how, his sons believe, he became equally good with both feet.In Impur, Talimeren became his schools football captain. His game started gathering strength in 1933, when he moved to high school at Jorhats Christian Mission School.From there, he moved to Guwahatis Cotton College, where he was the leading all-round sportsman, collecting medals and trophies in athletics, volleyball and football. Trophies by the cupboard-full, too many finally for the journeys back to Changki that involved a train, a bus and a final trek uphill on foot, carrying his personal luggage and bedding. Talimeren eventually decided to pass on the trophies to friends and carried only certificates and medals.As a young footballer, he had an appetite for self-improvement. After watching Guwahatis Maharana Club footballers train on the same ground as his college team, he asked them if he could join. Maharana, Guwhatis biggest club at the time, turned the Cotton College striker into a defensive midfielder.?The club were happy to put the big Naga up against their opposition, holding back the attacks on goal, and soon Talimeren was noticed as the man who had the temerity to mark and block the sublime Noor Mohammed of Hyderabad City Police. He soaked everything in, borrowing the training methods of better players, and earning a name for himself in the newspaper headlines and bright lights.Yet, no matter how deep his love for football and the success he enjoyed, he knew he would not ignore his fathers final wish. As the pastor was dying of typhoid, he said he wanted his son to become a doctor and work with their people.Talimerens move from Guwahati to Calcutta, the heart of Indian football, came about after he earned a seat at the Carmichael Medical College (the present-day RG Kar Medical College). His friend from Maharana, Sarat Das, brought him over to Mohun Bagan in 1943, where he first paid a joining fee before working his way into their first XI. From then, it was juggling his medical studies and making his mark as a player, then on - within a year - to the Bagan captaincy and finally as India captain for the London Olympics and a short tour of Holland.At the Olympics, India almost upset France in their first match, missing two penalties in a 1-2 defeat. After the Olympics, on a tour of club matches in Holland, they beat Ajax Amsterdam 5-2 and of five games in England against club sides, won three and drew two.Legend has it that Talimeren was offered a years contract with Arsenal but he chose to return to India and continue his studies, earning his MBBS degree in 1950. Did he ever tell his sons he regretted it? No, they say, their father would always stand by his word.?Somewhere inside Talimeren, it is possible, there could have been a man caught between the freedom of physical action provided by sport, and the inner life, discipline and intensity required of a surgeon. While he may have belonged to a family of missionary workers, he was not very religious himself and Talikokchang remembers his father saying to his sons, Life is a struggle.In their youth, the boys tried to fathom the inscrutable patriarch and would only later understand the weight of his trophies, medals and reputation. They sought to find the link between the strapping young man of the photographs, and their large, stoic and almost withdrawn father.My father, a very jovial guy when in the mood, was not much of a conversationalist, says Talikokchang. He didnt communicate much unless we asked him a question. The answer would be brief, direct, with no detail and it needed the familys photo albums and persuasion to learn more. We had to ask him a lot of questions before he opened up a bit like that.What the sons did experience for real was the ageing competitor, who immersed himself into any athletic challenge against younger men. Put him into a contest, anywhere, any sport and Indianoba remembers what would happen: We are no longer his sons, we are his opponents, and as badly as he can, he would try to defeat us, so that well be demoralized for the next game. That mental disintegration which the Australian cricket team used to talk about? He used to follow that principle in those days. Thats what I remember about him.In Dibrugarh, Talimeren was to start playing a team sport with other young medical interns called Tourniquet Ring; like volleyball, across a net, but with a rubber ring thrown against the opposition at speed, giving the participants only a couple of seconds between catching the ring and letting it go back across the net. In his 50s, he became an excellent badminton player ... this despite the fact that he was very heavy.The stories are a jigsaw of personality, revealing scattered parts around an elusive whole. There is no doubt that Talimeren was a man who valued identity, whichever kind was being called to question. He would remain a proud Naga who returned to his roots, away from the temptations of a more comfortable life in the cities, whether an Arsenal offer or a piece of land in Calcutta that Mohun Bagan wanted to give in order to lure him to stay.As India captain, he naturally took on the role of leader, the team rallying behind his confidence, his English and the swiftness with which he stood up for them. Indianoba says, The contingent looked up to him and relied on him because of his knowledge of English... he saved them from unnecessary sledging.One evening, on the steamship to England in 1948, the bandmaster called out asking whether the Indian football team - ploughing through their dinners in coats and tails, tackling unmanageable cutlery and unfamiliar food - had a request for the band. Talimeren drew himself up to his 5ft 10 inches and replied, Yes, play for us the Song of India.Indianoba finishes the story, his voice warm with triumph. Song of India was a very popular contemporary Tommy Dorsey jazz composition, but the steamship band had not practiced the tune and the abashed bandmaster had to apologise to the Indians. That was just after Independence, when they worried whether we Indians can even govern ourselves and even have a country by the name of India.During the Naga insurgency in the 1970s as a practicing surgeon, Talimeren found himself sought by confrontational adversaries. He was to make a simple choice. He would operate on soldiers and insurgents alike, baffling the military men who asked him why he was helping the young men classified as undergrounds. He replied, I am a doctor, I have taken an oath and I have to operate on all human beings, whether they are overground or underground.He refused several invitations to join the Indian army because, Talikokchang says, he was committed to his fathers directives - go back to your land and serve the people there and that meant go back to Nagaland. With the army medical corps, there was no telling where he would be sent.As the sons reminisce about their father, what comes across is a man of sharp wit, never one to back down. When a British journalist asked him why his team didnt wear boots, he is known to have said, It is football, not boot ball. He took note of the club manager in England who said that if the Indians could defeat his team, he would eat his hat. After the Indians won and the captain was invited to say a few words, Talikokchang says, My father said he would only speak after the manager eats his hat.There is no statue of the man in his state, neither in Dimapur nor Kohima. No postage stamp, no physical reminder of his life. Not much of a legacy either, barring archer Chekrovolu Swuro, who in 2012 became the second athlete from Nagaland to compete at an Olympic Games. Only the rumbling echo of a name that continues to linger.He was recently brought home - out of the Naga Cemetery in Dimapur and onto the land where he had lived and died. The property, which is to be named the T.Ao Estates, falls within the Padum Pukhuri (Lotus Pond) village, set near the pond dug by medieval Kachari kings.It is five acres of old forest land given by the government in 1970 in recognition of Talimerens work in health and his fame in football. Today, he lies resting under a plain slab of concrete and a wooden cross, surrounded by an explosion of foliage - teak, ashoka, neem and fruit trees, groves of bamboo - and a small patch of water. Near him lies Talikokchangs son Subongmeren, who died at 17, grandfather and grandson under the regal canopy of a dizzyingly-high sam kothal (native jackfruit) tree.This land always drew Talimeren, athlete, doctor and outdoorsman. The children remember their father setting onto his property, Naga dao (hatchet) in hand, its heavy, flat-headed blade hacking through the undergrowth. Looking at the land breathing its life or watching birds overhead, lost in his own world.Sometimes, he went into thicker jungles with his miniature .22 rifle, a marksman hunting small deer, sambar or taking his boys out catching crabs. He was a great shot, Indianoba says. Even when he was old, he was better than us. When the Indians went around England in 1948, rather than spend his time in the cities, the captain dragged some team-mates to the Sherwood Forest near Nottingham, fascinated by the natural world and the legend of Robin Hood.None of his sons picked up football, focusing instead on academics and badminton. Today, they follow the sport intermittently on television, Talikokchang encouraged by the Nagaland Premier League before it died a quiet death, Indianoba an EPL watcher. Do they have a favourite club? Theres a chuckle as Indianoba says, We have a fondness for Arsenal.The family has also tried to correct the spelling of the name made famous by the patriarch. The name on his passport, one of the first few minted by the new Indian state, reads Talimeren Aao. Under conventional Naga practice, Talimeren Aos name could have read Subongwati Talimeren Ningdangri in full - fathers name followed by sons name followed by clan.The children had wanted to carry their fathers name Tali in theirs, except that got Anglicised into Tally by the nuns at their Catholic school. Theyve left it as it is, but Talikokchang has been trying to get the spelling of their fathers name corrected on the internet. He has found it bafflingly hard. Talikokchang says, The internet people said we have to discuss it with a panel. And then when I showed them the passport, they said why are there two As in Aao?The family in front of us is a patient, amused group dealing with the noisy Mainlanders exclaiming over their photographs, certificates and Talimerens beat-up chunky black leather doctors case. Two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a son in-law and the memory of the man whose house they are sitting in. They are guiding us through the names. Talikokchang - he who has excelled. Ningsangdela - a name worth praising. Bendangmenchetla - making a big name outside your land.And Indianoba? Much in that name does not belong to the Ao language. But there is much that belongs to the Ao in the name Talimeren gave his younger son. Indianoba. It means: One who led India. Scarpe Nike Online Prezzi Bassi . A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne. Air Max 270 Scontate Uomo . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.scarpenikeingrosso.it/ . Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. World champion Peter Sagan claimed victory on stage two of the Tour de France to take the yellow jersey off the shoulders of Mark Cavendish.The peloton caught Jasper Stuyven on the approach to the final straight to deny the Trek-Segafredo rider a solo victory, and it was Tinkoffs Sagan who took it in an uphill sprint from Julian Alaphilippe of Etixx-QuickStep.Britains Chris Froome, a leading contender for overall victory, finished tenth on the stage as gaps appeared further down the peloton. Two-time winner Alberto Contador suffered a second crash in as many days, falling on to the shoulder he injured on Saturday.It was the fifth Tour stage victory -- and first since 2013 -- for Sagan, who has won the points leaders green jersey in each of the last four Tours.Stuyven had been part of the early break along with Bora-Argon 18 duo Cesare Benedetti and Paul Voss, the latter in the King of the Mountains jersey, and Vegard Breenn of Fortuneo-Vital Concept. Nike Tn Scontate. They built a lead of more than six minutes which held until surprisingly late in the day, with the peloton not putting the pressure on until the final 45 kilometres.Benedetti dropped back, but the remaining trio were still 2 minutes 20 seconds clear as they headed into the final 10km, only to slow to a crawl when they came to the first of the three short, sharp climbs at the finish.Stuyven chose his moment to attack, and it looked as though it might hold until the final straight, when the leading chasers began to stream past.The incident involving Contador occurred around 60km into the stage, with Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) and Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) also caught in the same accident.BMCs Richie Porte suffered a late puncture and also lost time. ' ' ' 
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MONTREAL -- Now comes the tough part for the Montreal Impact. Hydro Flask 24 OZ . After picking up only two of a possible nine points against lower-ranked teams, the MLS Eastern Conference leaders begin a series of three matches against top contenders tonight when they visit the New York Red Bulls. You can see the game on TSN2 and TSN Mobile TV beginning at 7pm et/4pm pt. Montreal (9-4-4) finished the first half of the 34-game regular season with the leagues best record, but that is about to be tested. After New York, they have home games against Dallas and Kansas City, who are currently in second spot in their respective conferences. "Theyre good teams," goalkeeper Troy Perkins said this week. "Itll be a gut-check for us, to see where were really at and see how badly we really want to win in this league and how far we really want to go." The Impact have games in hand over all their closest rivals, but they let a chance to take a stranglehold on first place slip away with a 4-3 loss at home to Colorado followed by draws of 3-3 in Toronto and 1-1 at home to Chivas USA. Its hard to call a 0-1-2 skid a slump, but they will need to be better, especially on defence, to stay on top against clubs like third-place New York (8-7-4). The Red Bulls have played two more games but could tie the Impacts 31 points with a win. "In this league, its impossible to stay on a roll the whole year," added Perkins. "Youre going to have valleys. "Theres so much parity in this league that anyone can beat anyone. Its not like the EPL or the Bundesliga where theres four teams that run the show every year. So we have to find our feet and start grinding out results again." The Impact should have midfielder Justin Mapp back from a leg injury to boost an attack led by forwards Marco Di Vaio, the co-leader in MLS goal-scoring with 11, and Daniele Paponi. The Red Bulls are having troubles of their own, with one win and four losses in their last five matches. They fell 2-0 at Colorado in their last outing on July 4. This week, 37-year-old Juninho decided to return to Brazil after only 13 games with New York, but they still have a potentially lethal attack led by Thierry Henry and Fabian Espindola. And Australian international Tim Cahill looks to be back on track with four goals in his last eight games. "Its about trying to get it right this week," Cahill told his teams website. "These are the big games you want to play. A result against them would be pretty special." "Although they didnt win for a while, theyre a difficult team to beat," added Henry, who has six goals in five career games against Montreal. "They can be behind and come back in it." Thats what happened the last time they met on May 8, as the Red Bulls took a lead on two Henry goals before Montreal answered with a late strike from Di Vaio. The Italian, who turns 37 on Monday, nearly tied it at the end when he put a shot off both goalposts. The Impact defeated New York 1-0 in March at Olympic Stadium. "Our attitudes the same, the only thing I see is maybe we need to start worrying about ourselves more instead of focusing on the big picture," added Perkins. "Start worrying about what we have to do on the pitch and stop worrying about results." Coach Marco Schallibaum said the team put out a better defensive effort against Chivas while still generating most of the scoring chances against a team that elected to stay back and defend. There is more back-and-forth play when they face New York, which made for entertaining soccer in their first two meetings. "Weve been a little bit unlucky these last three games and we didnt play like we normally play, but during a season, that can happen," said midfielder Felipe Martins. "The important thing is that we get back to doing what we did before. No panic." Schallibaum does not announce his starting 11, but he is expected to go with the usual back line of Matteo Ferrari and Alessandro Nesta flanked by Jeb Brovsky and Hassoun Camara, who has two goals in his last three games. Other than Felipe and Patrice Bernier, the midfield is up in the air, as captain Davy Arnaud will likely be ready to play after being rested for a game. Arnaud recently returned from a concussion. Sanna Nyassi was perhaps Montreals best player against Chivas and may have earned another start while Mapp, Andres Romero, Andrea Pisanu and Collen Warner are available. Most of talk this week was about how well the team did in the first half of the season, but now comes the tougher job of staying on top. "Were happy with where were at, but now its time to turn on the after-burners," said Brovsky. The Impact should get a notion of what the front office is up to when team president Joey Saputo holds a news conference on Monday. There may be news on the future of injured central defender Nelson Rivas, who has yet to play this season, or of potential new signings. Sporting director Nick De Santis is looking for a creative attacking player and depth in the central defence now that the transfer window is open. Hydro Flask Coffee Suomi . Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. Hydro Flask Suomi . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. http://www.hydroflaskpullosuomi.com/ .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.As Manchester United bow out of Europe at the hands of Liverpool, we take a look at four talking points from Old Trafford. Anthony Martials first-half penalty put United within a goal of Liverpool on aggregate, but Philippe Coutinhos superb leveller put Liverpool 3-1 ahead on aggregate.Thats how it ended, and Liverpool are now in the hat for the quarter-final draw on Friday. Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool (Agg: 1-3) Liverpool progressed to the last eight of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw at rivals Man Utd Exciting youngstersLouis van Gaal opted to start with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard for Thursdays crunch game, and the three youngsters looked impressive in a match that had plenty of attacking intent.They often linked up with some delightful play, and Frenchman Martial was a menace down the wing, involved in the majority of the home sides attacks.  Anthony Martial scores from the penalty spot at Old Trafford With Wayne Rooney out for the next few weeks and some big games coming up - including Sundays Manchester derby, live on Sky Sports - Red Devils fans can take some positives from these three youngsters for this season and beyond.Solid SakhoNot always one to come in for praise, Mamadou Sakho was a rock in defence for Liverpool. He was constantly sniffing out the ball in the danger areas and made a number of vital blocks from chances that at times came thick and fast from United.In total, he made ten clearances in 90 minutes for his side - the rest of the team 11 between them - and also had the highest pass completion rate of 89.4% from the starting side. While Rashford was bright, Sakho was constantly on his tail and kept him in check during the first half. Mamadou Sakho was in fine form for Liverpool on Thursday night He constantly found himself in the right areas, but needs to find the same consistency on a regular basis. Hydro Flask Straw Lid. Klopp avoids sour Old Trafford bowJurgen Klopp is the first Liverpool manager since Graeme Souness in October 1991 to avoid defeat in his first game at Old Trafford as Reds boss.Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers all failed before Klopp, whose record against Louis van Gaal now reads W3, D1, L2. Jurgen Klopp is the first Liverpool manager since Graeme Souness to avoid defeat in his first game at Old Trafford as Reds boss Klopp has now reached the last eight of European competition as a manager for the third time in four seasons, and with a favourable draw, this could be Liverpools best chance of playing Champions League football next season.A European first for UnitedAnother unwanted record broken with Uniteds defeat over two legs; they have now lost their first European tie against English opposition, having won their previous five.  United have been knocked out of Europe by English opposition for the first time Famous wins include a 4-1 aggregate semi-final victory over Arsenal on their way to the Champions League final in 2009, a 3-1 aggregate quarter-final win over Chelsea in 2011, and the 2008 final victory on penalties over the Blues in Moscow.Liverpool, meanwhile, have reached the quarter-final of a European competition for the first time since 2009/10, when they faced Benfica in the Europa League on their way to the semi-finals.  Also See: Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool (Agg: 1-3) As it happened Fourth may not secure CL spot Europa League news ' ' ' 
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West Indies Women produced an impressive display to better New Zealand by six runs and reach a first ever World T20 final, where they will face Australia on Sunday. Brett Favre Womens Jersey . Britney Cooper dazzled with 61 from 48 balls - including five fours and two sixes - as West Indies took 143 runs off a New Zealand attack that had impressed through an unbeaten run in the group stage.Legspinner Leigh Kasperek - leading wicket-taker for the tournament - was wicketless, conceding 30 from her three overs, although Sophie Devine took 4-22 to join her at the top of the table with nine wickets.It was part of a handy all-round display from Devine, who struck 22 from 14 balls with the bat, but the White Ferns lost key wickets at key times - Stafanie Taylor taking 3-26.New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first, but got off to a sloppy start with Lea Tahuhu going for 21 from her opening two overs.Slow-left-armer Morna Nielsen fared better, taking 1-14 from her four, including the first wicket of Hayley Matthews, out lbw for 16.It brought Cooper to the crease, and she put on 60 for the second wicket with skipper Taylor, till Devine picked up her first wicket - Taylor slogging straight to midwicket.Devine added the key wickets of big-hitting Deandra Dottin (20 off 17 balls) and Copper in the 18th over, soon after Cooper had launched Kasperek for back-to-back sixes.It slowed the West Indies scoring, but their total of 143-6 looked to be a good one when Shamilia Connell bowled Rachel Priest in the third over with the score on 11.Devine came in and cracked four boundaries inside her first six balls to get New Zealands innings going, before being run out brilliantly by a direct hit from Dottin in the seventh over.It was one of two wickets in five balls which derailed New Zealand, with captain Suzie Bates dismissed by offspinner Afy Fletcher, caught at cover off a leading edge.Sara McGlashan (38 off 30) and Amy Satterthwaite (24 off 29) rebuilt, putting on 59 for the fourth wicket, to take the White Ferns to within 37 of their target with four overs remaining.But another double strike in the 17th all but ended the contest, Taylor removing both caught at cover in two balls, to find herself on a hat-trick.Three more wickets fell in the final three overs as New Zealand desperately searched for runs, the White Ferns ultimately falling short on 137-8.Watch highlights of West Indies Women against New Zealand Women on Sky Sports 2 from 6.30pm. Clay Matthews Youth Jersey . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. Elgton Jenkins 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. http://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Jaire-Alexander-Jersey/ . The phone hearing is scheduled for 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Winchester, who was not penalized for the hit, appeared to make contact with Kellys head early in the first period of Thursdays game in Boston. Les Miles has finally been done in by one of the frantic finishes that came to define the Mad Hatters tenure at LSU.LSU fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach.The moves came less than 24 hours after Miles briefly watched his players wildly celebrate what they thought was a game-winning touchdown pass at Auburn, only to walk off the field with a stunning, 18-13 upset loss after officials determined on video replay that time had expired before the ball was snapped.It wasnt the first time chaos reigned in the closing seconds of an LSU game with Miles at the helm, leading to intense scrutiny of the quirky coachs clock management. But it will go down as the last after 11-plus seasons that were highlighted by a 2007 national title. It will also be the last time Miles can be blamed for untimely bouts of stagnation by an offense that seems to have too much talent to be stifled as it has for significant stretches.Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and hes been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a written statement. However, its apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made.We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week. We have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.Miles firing came hours after LSU (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), which was ranked 18th last week, dropped out of the Top 25 in the latest AP Poll released Sunday.The 62-year-old coach did not speak publicly about his dismissal, which came more than three seasons before his contract was due to expire at the end of 2019. Miles is paid about $4.3 million annually and although it is unclear whether hell get all of what he would have been owed in his buyout.Several LSU players said Miles was given an opportunity to say goodbye to the team on Sunday evening as the formal transition to Orgerons interim regime took place.He told us to keep fighting, safety Jamal Adams said. Coach Miles gave it his all every day. He is so passionate about LSU. Coach Miles definitely cares about you as a human being. I hurt for coach.Junior running back Leonard Fournette, a Heisman Trophy candidate who is expected to turn pro after this season, said he was very shocked by the decision and hated the way the teams unexpected early season stumbles precipitated Miles firing.Coach Miles loves us. We had some great memories with him, Fournette said. He is one hell of a coach. Of course, you feel soome guilt after him getting fired. Jaire Alexander Youth Jersey. At the same time, I understand this is a business.Receiver Travin Dural said Miles almost broke down, while delivering a touching speech, and added, You could tell he loved the team.Miles, who replaced Nick Saban in 2005, went 114-34 at LSU, the second-most victories in school history behind Charles McClendons 137 victories from 1962 to 1979.Cameron, an old friend of Miles from when they were both assistants at Michigan in the 1980s, joined LSU in 2013. His offense was effective when his quarterback was Zach Mettenberger, a tall, strong-armed, pro-style pocket passer. Production was far less consistent -- and the passing game was often anemic -- during the past two seasons.The 2011 Tigers were one victory away from going down as LSUs best squad in more than a century of football. But after winning its first 13 games, LSU lost in the national title game to Alabama in what has grown to a five-game losing streak against the Crimson Tide.Since the start of the 2013, LSU has gone 15-11 against SEC opponents. LSUs recent struggles nearly led to Miles firing last season, when the latest loss to Alabama began the first three-game skid of Miles tenure at LSU and the Tigers once again faded from contention. But after the Tigers rallied to close the regular season with a home win over Texas A&M, Alleva announced that Miles would return.With a slew of starters returning on both offense and defense, this season was widely seen as a referendum on Miles long-term future. LSU was ranked No. 5 in the preseason, but opened with a close loss to Wisconsin at Lambeau Field.Miles tried to give the offense a lift during LSUs second game against Jacksonville State, when he replaced season-opening starting quarterback Brandon Harris with Danny Etling. Etling led LSU to victories in that game and against Mississippi State, but managed only 118 yards passing in the loss at Auburn.Orgeron, known by players as Coach O, is a Louisiana native and renowned recruiter. He was a head coach once before in the SEC with Mississippi, but never had a winning record there and was fired after three seasons. He fared better as interim head coach at Southern California in 2013, going 6-2 in place of Lane Kiffin, whod been fired that season.Coach O brings new energy. He is pumped up. I am excited to play for coach O, center Ethan Pocic said. Its not easy. College football is a business. The best thing I can do is do whatever coach O asks us. Hes our coach now.---AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' ' 
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Rudy Gobert Jersey .J. -- With a Deflategate suspension days away, Tom Brady played the first half in the New England Patriots preseason finale against the New York Giants.Brady completed 16 of 26 passes for 166 yards, a touchdown and an interception as New England took a 6-3 halftime lead. He was sharpest on his fourth series, leading the Patriots team on a nine-play, 77-yard drive. The two-time NFL MVP hit 6 of 7 passes and scrambled for 10 yards on the march, which ended with a 7-yard TD toss to a wide-open Keshawn Martin.The 39-year-old Brady had New England at the Giants 19 on the next series after a 38-yard pass to Aaron Dobson. However, running back D.J. Foster fumbled a screen pass two plays later, ending the drive. Brady took a knee on the final play of the half.Brady begins a four-game suspension Saturday for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the 2014 AFC championship game. The three-time Super Bowl MVP wont be eligible to rejoin the active roster until Oct. 3, leaving the team in the hands of Jimmy Garoppolo.Bradys absence will mark the first regular-season games hes missed since 2008, when he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the season opener.The last time Brady played in a preseason finale was 2014, when he held for an extra point just to see if he can do it. His last start in a preseason finale was in 2011, a year the Patriots went to the Super Bowl, and lost to the Giants.Brady is not allowed to have contact with the Patriots or utilize team facilities during his suspension. The 17-year veteran will be allowed to work with his close friend, personal trainer and health guru Alex Guerrero. They are partners in a sports therapy center near Gillette Stadium.The Boston Globe has reported that the Patriots have paid the firm to provide nutritional advice to their players.With the Giants winning the coin toss, Brady had to wait a few minutes before taking the field. His first series lasted four plays and a penalty. It ended at midfield when cornerback Trevin Wade cut in front of Dobson on a quick hook and intercepted.Brady later hit Chris Hogan for 16 yards and Julian Edelman for 11 in moving the Patriots from their 6 to the 44 before punting. A first-play fumble by tight end Martellus Bennett near midfield ended Bradys third drive.The fourth drive started after a fumble by Giants rookie Paul Perkins. After a holding penalty, Brady hit Edelman for 20 and Foster for 30 on a third-down swing pass that showed great touch by the quarterback. Brady even stunned New York on the drive, scrambling for a first down at the Giants 13.---Online:AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFLAP Sports Writer Kyle Hightower in Foxborough, Mass. contributed to this report. Custom Utah Jazz Jerseys . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Adrian Dantley Jersey . However, he did make them miss him a little less. Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1. http://www.jazzauthentic.com/kids-jeff-hornacek-jazz-jersey/ . Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker will get another chance -- probably his last -- at the World Cup after Salomon Kalous injury-time strike sealed the Ivorians place in Brazil next year. The last time Geno Smith faced the Baltimore Ravens, he was in his 11th start as a rookie in 2013.He didnt fare very well, completing just 9 of 22 passes and throwing two interceptions as his New York Jets lost 19-3 in Baltimore.It was part of a forgettable rookie season for the quarterback, who completed just 55.8 percent of his passes and threw 21 interceptions vs. 12 touchdowns. He wasnt much better in his second season, which is why the Jets traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick in March 2015 and ended up making him the starter.However, with Fitzpatrick benched Wednesday, Smith is back at the helm -- at least for now.As the Jets (1-5) host the Ravens (3-3) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS, his task is to try to spark an offense that ranks last in scoring (15.8 points per game) and No. 2 in turnovers (15).I felt it was time for a change, New York coach Todd Bowles said. We got up there in the turnover category. We hadnt put any points up. Were trying to get a spark somewhere, so I made the change.The Ravens hope they dont have to make a change at the same position.Quarterback Joe Flacco has been sacked 11 times over the past three games -- all losses -- and is dealing with a sore right shoulder that kept him out of practice Wednesday.I have a little shoulder soreness, Flacco said. A little bit of rest right now is probably the best thing.Coach John Harbaugh said Flacco still has a legitimate chance to play against the Jets. Backup Ryan Mallett would start if Flacco cannot.In two games filling in for an injured Flacco last season, Mallett completed 58 of 97 pass attempts (59.8 percent), with two touchdowns and two interceptions.Ryan (could be) a starter in this league, Harbaugh said. That will not be a problem if he plays. Ill feel very confident if Ryan Mallett is out there playing.That said, Harbaugh clearly would prefer his starter.Joe will be out there if he can be, the coach said. Theres no tougher guy than Joe. To me, he will be out there. Its my belief hell be out there.Considering the quarterback situations in this game, both teamms will try to run the ball. Jeff Hornacek Jersey. However, the ground yardage might be hard to come by.The Ravens could be without top pass rusher Terrell Suggs (torn biceps), but they still have the top run defense in the NFL, giving up just 69.7 yards per game.The Jets running attack ranks 19th at just 92.5 yards per game. Part of that is a lack of carries -- Matt Forte and Bilal Powell have combined for just 28 the past two weeks. Smith, a more mobile quarterback than Fitzpatrick, could help that effort.The Jets also will hope Smith can take advantage of an injury-ravaged Ravens secondary and get the ball to top wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has 27 receptions for 433 yards and two touchdowns.Baltimore hopes to have starting cornerback Jimmy Smith back in the lineup after he sustained a concussion last week against the Giants. But the secondary is also dealing with several other injuries: Tavon Young (undisclosed), Jerraud Powers (groin) and Shareece Wright (hamstring). The status of that trio is uncertain.The Ravens also will try to establish their running game, with Terrance West working to take some pressure off an offensive line that has not been able to protect Flacco. West has emerged as Baltimores top back, rushing for 208 yards on 32 carries in the past two games.Of course, the Jets have almost as staunch a run defense as the Ravens, ranking sixth in the NFL at 85.5 yards allowed per game. Baltimores reshuffled line will have to contend with Leonard Williams (five sacks) and company.Bowles plans to make a few personnel moves on defense, although he would not give any details.(None) that I feel like revealing, Bowles said, but Ive made some changes.One potential switch would be benching cornerback Buster Skrine, who was flagged for four penalties Monday night in New Yorks 28-3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He could be replaced by Marcus Williams, who has nine interceptions in 27 career games. ' ' ' 
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Mike Piazza Jersey . -- Patrick Tyler threw five touchdown passes, tying Southern Utahs single-game record, Mike Sharp became the schools career leader with 29 TD receptions and the Thunderbirds beat Northern Arizona 48-21 on Saturday in the season finale for both teams.Tyler completed 20 of 35 for 288 yards with one interception and Sharp had 139 yards receiving with three scores. Malik Brown had 161 yards rushing and two touchdowns.NAUs Blake Kemp hit Emmanuel Butler for a 26-yard touchdown that tied it with 1:25 left in the half, but 30 seconds later Tyler connected with Sharp on a 73-yard catch-and-run to make it 28-21.On the first possession of the second half, Kemp threw an interception to Mike Needham and, eight plays later, Sharps 2-yard touchdown catch put SUU (6-5, 5-3 Big Sky) in front for good. After Junior Tufuga stopped Kemp for no gain on fourth-and-1, Sharp added a 35-yard TD catch to become the Thunderbirds career leader with 29 touchdown receptions.Needhams second interception, which he returned 45 yards to the 25, set up Logan Parkers 16-yard touchdown catch that capped the scoring.Butler had six catches for 100 yards for Northern Arizona (5-6, 4-4). Mike Piazza Mets Jersey . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars. Jeurys Familia Mets Jersey . 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. http://www.metsbaseballauthentic.com/gary-carter-mets-jersey/ .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelvin Herrera had little trouble with the Chicago White Sox this season until Tuesday night.Herrera surrendered a three-run homer to Todd Frazier in the 10th inning for his first hit in five at-bats, Justin Morneau had four hits and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 on Tuesday night.Herrera had pitched five scoreless innings against Chicago, allowing one hit and striking out seven.It didnt do anything, down the middle, Herrera said of his fastball that Frazier drove out of the park.Despite hitting only .213, Frazier is tied for the major league lead with 31 homers and has 72 RBI. His latest homer came on the first pitch from Herrera (1-4) after a single by Jose Abreu and a double by Morneau.Manager Ned Yost could have opted to walk Frazier with first base open but said he didnt mind the matchup.Herrera served up a hit-me-out fastball to Frazier and he did.With Frazier, he just caught too much of the plate, Yost said.David Robertson (3-2) blew a save in the ninth when Alcides Escobars two-out single scored pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson.Dan Jennings struck out Eric Hosmer to end the game, logging his first career save.White Sox All-Star left-hander Chris Sale is 0-3 in five starts since a July 2 victory over Houston. He gave up three runs and seven hits in the first 2 1/3 innings but did not allow a hit after that. He threw 115 pitches in seven innings, striking out seven and walking one.After Edinson Volquez retired the first two hitters in the fifth, the White Sox used five straight singles to score three runs and lead 4-3. Melky Cabrera, Abreu and Morneau each drove in a run.His whole game hinged on one-third of an inning, Yost said. The fifth came and he got two quick outs and then a succession of hits and he just couldnt contain it.Paulo Orlando, batting leadoff for the first time this season, started the first with a double and scored on Cheslor Cuthberts single.Hosmers single inn the third scored Cuthbert and Lorenzo Cain, giving the Royals a 3-1 advantage. David Wright Mets Jersey. Sale retired the next 13 batters before walking Raul Mondesi in the seventh.We did a nice job of scoring a run in the first and Hosmer with a great piece of hitting to score two more in the third, Yost said. And he just settled in from that point. We just couldnt do much more against him.Volquez allowed four runs, 10 hits and a walk over six innings.Bad pitches, Volquez said of his fifth inning. All those pitches were right in the middle. So its my fault.The Royals scored an unearned run in the 10th when Cuthbert doubled, took third on an error and scored on Cains groundout.ABREUS REUNIONAbreu, who is from Cuba, visited his 5-year-old son Dariel on the off-day Monday in Miami in his first time on United States soil. I couldnt say anything. I just started crying, Abreu said. Dariel, who is staying with grandparents in Florida, will see his father play in the majors for the first time this weekend when the White Sox play at the Marlins.TRAINERS ROOMWhite Sox: OF-DH Avisail Garcia was placed on the disabled list with a sprained right knee. OF Jason Coats was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.Royals: LHP Mike Minor (recovering from 2015 labrum surgery) threw 4 1/3 innings Sunday on a rehab start for Triple-A Omaha, allowing three hits and one run against Colorado Springs. Royals general manager Dayton Moore attended Minors start. He was very impressed with his fastball command and had a very good changeup with a lot of life, Royals manager Ned Yost said of Moores scouting report.UP NEXTWhite Sox: LHP Jose Quintana is 1-8 with a 4.28 ERA in 20 career starts against the Royals.Royals: RHP Ian Kennedy has allowed one earned run and seven hits while striking out 15 in 13 innings in his past two starts. ' ' ' 
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 Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills Max Scharping Jersey , which has brought them closer together in the AFC East standings.The Bills (4-7) have won two games in a row to stoke enthusiasm about their long-term outlook with rookie quarterback Josh Allen, while the Dolphins (5-6) have lost two straight and six of eight to sour their season.Both teams will likely be playoff spectators, as usual, but there will be a stark contrast in moods when the longtime rivals square off Sunday.Here are things to know about the 109th game between the Bills and Dolphins, and the first of two meetings in December:TRENDINGThe Bills have a shot at only their second three-game winning streak since September 2011. They’ve gained more than 300 yards in each of the past two games after failing to do so in the first six. And they finished strong last week, scoring twice in the fourth quarter to beat Jacksonville 24-21.That made the Bills 2-1 in one-score games. They beat Tennessee 13-12 in Week 5.“One of the things that you always want to check off year to year, especially when you first get into the transition of taking over, is that you develop the mindset to win close games,” second-year Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “You saw the Tennessee game, you saw this past week’s game, and we’re there as far as that goes. That’s a mindset that’s easier said than done.”Just ask the Dolphins, who blew a double-digit fourth-quarter lead to lose for the second time this season last week at Indianapolis.“We gave it away,” running back Frank Gore said. “We should have won that game.”To keep their faint playoff hopes alive, the Dolphins need to beat the Bills twice, and then some.“For us to control our destiny, we have to win out,” running back Kenyan Drake said.MOTIVATEDThe matchup of sub-.500 teams may lack luster http://www.texansauthorizedshops.com/authentic-kahale-warring-jersey , but Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips said he’s fired up about it. Released by the Dolphins during Week 5, he said the move to Buffalo turned around his career, and he’s eager to settle old scores against Miami.“If you watch me play, I don’t hold anything back,” Phillips said. “I’m an emotional guy, and whatever happens happens. I’m not going to get any flags or anything like that, but I’m going to show my emotions.”Phillips will need to get on the field first. In seven games with Buffalo he has played 163 snaps.VERSATILEThe Dolphins are braced for the 6-foot-5 Allen as a multi-purpose threat after he set a Bills record by rushing for 99 yards against Jacksonville.“He had a run on a draw where he stiff-arms a defensive end, makes one of the DBs miss and then runs through one of the linebackers, all in 14 yards,” Miami coach Adam Gase said. “That athletic ability just surprises people because of his size.”Allen’s counterpart, 30-year-old Ryan Tannehill, said he couldn’t offer any recollections regarding the challenges he faced as a rookie quarterback.“That was so long ago, I feel like I’m 90 compared to my rookie year,” Tannehill said with a laugh.PICKSA knack for takeaways has been the Dolphins’ strength. They rank second in the NFL with 17 interceptions, and cornerback Xavien Howard is tied for second in the league with five. Howard has nine interceptions in his past 16 games, the most of any player over that stretch.“If he can get his hands on it, he’s catching it Cullen Gillaspia Jersey ,” Gase said. “That’s really the part you don’t see a ton with corners.”NEW STARMiami’s Leonte Carroo will likely see significant playing time because of injuries to the receiving corps. Carroo, who began the season on the practice squad, said he received almost 300 congratulatory text messages after making a 74-yard touchdown catch against Indianapolis.“It was a long wait for family and friends and college buddies to see me go out there and make a play,” Carroo said. “A lot of people back home and just everywhere showed me a lot of love.” Jon Lester won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday.

Lester (9-2) gave up five hits over seven innings. Baez had two doubles, a triple and a steal. He also made some solid plays at shortstop and second base.

Kyle Schwarber hit his 14th homer, and Kris Bryant added two hits and an RBI. And the Cubs handed Ross Stripling his first loss since April 30, taking two of three in a rematch of the past two NL Championship Series.

Lester walked three and struck out one batter. Anthony Bass worked the final two innings to finish the six-hitter.

Stripling (6-2) had won six straight starts. The right-hander went six innings, allowing three runs and eight hits while striking out seven without a walk.


NEW YORK (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and New York erased a five-run deficit to beat Seattle.

Gary Sanchez tied the score with a two-run homer against Alex Colome in the eighth, and the Yankees went on to complete their largest comeback victory of the season.

Didi Gregorius singled with two outs in the ninth and Stanton hammered an 0-2 breaking ball from reliever Ryan Cook (1-1). The drive traveled a projected 453 feet to left-center for Stanton’s first walk-off homer with the Yankees – his previous one came in April 2014 for the Marlins (also vs. Seattle).

New York is a season-high 27 games above .500 with the majors’ best record at 49-22.

Aroldis Chapman (3-0) pitched a perfect inning for the win.

The Mariners have lost three straight for the first time since April 17-19 against the World Series champion Astros.


HOUSTON (AP) – Jose Altuve homered twice, including the last of three straight by the Astros in the sixth inning, to lift Houston over Tampa Bay.

The game was tied in the bottom of the sixth when George Springer’s 15th homer made it 2-1. Two pitches later Alex Bregman sent an 87 mph slider from Rays starter Nathan Eovaldi (1-3) into the seats in left field for his 11th home run.

But the Astros weren’t done yet, as Altuve put one on the train tracks atop left field for the second time on Wednesday night to push the lead to 4-1. It was the first time the Astros hit three home runs in a row since May 2 Tytus Howard Jersey , 2008, when Miguel Tejada, Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee did it against Milwaukee.

It was a welcome display of power for a team that managed just five singles in a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Tuesday night that snapped Houston’s 12-game winning streak. The win made the Astros the first team to reach 50 victories this season.

Houston starter Charlie Morton (9-1) allowed just two hits and one unearned run in six innings.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler homered to back an effective start by Lance Lynn as Minnesota beat Boston.

Grossman led off the bottom of the first with a home run and Kepler added a two-run shot off David Price (8-5). Brian Dozier added a pair of doubles to help the Twins win for the fourth time in five games.

Lynn (5-5) again struggled with command, issuing five walks, but he gave up just one unearned run and three hits in five innings.

Four relievers combined for four scoreless innings, with Fernando Rodney securing his 16th save in 19 chances.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Odubel Herrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez had a two-run shot and Philadelphia beat St. Louis.

Herrera ripped a 91 mph slider from Sam Tuivailala (1-3) off the scoreboard on the facing of the second deck in right field to give the Phillies a 4-3 lead. Herrera has a homer in four straight games.

Yadier Molina hit a pair of homers for the Cardinals off Phillies starter Jake Arrieta.

Edubray Ramos (2-0) got five outs and Adam Morgan retired the last two batters with the tying run on second for his first career save. The Phillies took two of three to win a series against the Cardinals for the first time since August 2014.

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha left in the fourth with a left oblique strain.


CLEVELAND (AP) – Corey Kluber became the first pitcher with 11 wins this season and Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis hit three-run homers in Cleveland’s victory over Chicago.

Reigning AL Cy Young winner Kluber (11-3) allowed only a second-inning single past third base by Omar Narvaez and a third-inning walk to Charlie Tilson in seven dominant innings. The right-hander struck out seven and retired the last 14 batters before giving way to George Kontos to begin the eighth. Josh Tomlin surrendered a double to Jose Abreu in the ninth before completing the combined two-hitter.

Kluber now has one more victory than Washington’s Max Scherzer and the Yankees’ Luis Severino.

Ramirez put the Indians ahead 3-0 in the first with his team-high 22nd home run off starter Reynaldo Lopez (2-5). He also extended his on-base streak to a career-high 28 games, scored three times and stole a base.

Kipnis’ three-run shot and Edwin Encarnacion’s two-run double were part of a six-run sixth against Bruce Rondon that pushed the lead to 11-0.


SAN DIEGO (AP) – Light-hitting Franklin Barreto connected for a 424-foot, three-run home run, one of five long balls Oakland hit in routing San Diego.

Josh Phegley, Mark Canha, Matt Olson and Jed Lowrie also went deep for Oakland.

The A’s hit seven homers in sweeping the two-game series. Stephen Piscotty tied Tuesd

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Jose Peraza kept up the parade of slams, sending Matt Harvey and the Reds over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday.

Reds’ major league-leading ninth slam this year, tying the single-season franchise record set in 2002. It was Cincinnati’s second in two games and third in the last eight – pitcher Mike Lorenzen had a pinch-hit slam Saturday, and pitcher Anthony DeSclafani went deep with the bases loaded on June 24 against the Cubs.

”I just tried to hit the ball,” the shortstop said. ”When I hit the ball in the sky, I say, `Wow, it’s a home run.’ Everybody is happy.”

Peraza hit his first career slam, tagging reliever Aaron Wilkerson.

Eight different Reds have hit grand slams. Adam Duvall is the only player with two.

The last-place Reds have won 11 of 14, and the last eight of 11 against teams that were in first place when their series started.

”We know we can play with these guys (division leaders),” manager Jim Riggleman said. ”We’ve got to go through those guys and win our share.”

Harvey (4-5) allowed two hits in 5 2/3 innings and won his third straight start as the Reds salvaged a split of the four-game series. Ryan Braun’s two-run homer in the ninth allowed the Brewers to avoid their 11th shutout loss of the season.

Joey Votto, National League RBI leader Eugenio Suarez and Scott Schebler had consecutive run-scoring singles in the first inning against previously unbeaten rookie Freddy Peralta (3-1).

Harvey, acquired in May from the Mets, struck out six and walked none. The right-hander didn’t return after a 54-minute rain delay.

”It was one of those when you come in and try to do as much as you can,” Harvey said. ”You come in and put a heat pack on, but once it creeps up to an hour … That’s the best I’ve felt in a long time. I could smell the CG (complete game) coming or at least getting deep in the game. I was pretty much in control the whole time, but I’m happy about the outing and another Reds win.”

Pitching in a gametime temperature of 93 humid degrees, Harvey retired the first 12 batters before Travis Shaw outflanked a defensive shift with an opposite-field single to left leading off the fifth.

Cincinnati’s first six batters reached base against Peralta http://www.bengalscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-drew-sample-jersey , who’d allowed just a .093 opponents’ batting average (7 for 75) in his first four starts, all Milwaukee wins. He recovered from throwing 43 pitches in the first inning to retire the last 10 and 15 of the last 16 batters he faced.

”It started out rough,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ”He righted it. It was cool to see him right it. That’s a lesson that you’ve got to get it going right away or a big league team will take advantage of it. I thought he handled it very well.”


The Brewers optioned .197-hitting SS Orlando Arcia to Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game. ”He’s been a good major league hitter,” Counsell said. ”He’s been a dominant minor league hitter. We’re confident he will get things going again.”


Votto’s two hits pushed him past Hall of Famer Frank Robinson into ninth place on the Reds’ career hits list with 1,674. Brandon Phillips is eighth with 1,774 hits.


Braun’s ninth-inning homer gave the Brewers at least one in each of their last 19 games at Great American Ball Park, the longest streak by any team, including the Reds.


Brewers: OF Christian Yelich took some swings before Sunday’s game, the third he’d missed since leaving Thursday’s game with a tight lower back.


Brewers: LHP Brent Suter (8-5) is 6-2 with a 3.50 ERA over his last eight starts.

Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (5-8) didn’t allow a home run in his last start, but he still leads NL pitchers in homers allowed with 18.

PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL has awarded nearly a quarter-million dollars to two companies seeking to enhance protection provided by helmets.Windpact, founded by former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, is receiving $148,820 to tailor its padding technology, called Crash Cloud, for use in one Schutt’s helmets. Crash Cloud uses tiny air-filled compartments which can compress during impact, and then refill to regain their shape.Auxadyne was awarded $86,688 to advance its XPF material, an energy absorber that becomes more dense upon impact. The company will use this unique material Germaine Pratt Jersey , the only commercially available of its kind, to create a football helmet padding system that can reduce the impact to an athlete’s head.The awards, announced Tuesday, were presented as the sixth installment of the league’s HeadHealthTECH Challenge series. The NFL has committed to a $60 million effort to improve the understanding of how head injuries occur in the sport, and to create incentives for helmet manufacturers, businesses, entrepreneurs, universities and others to develop and commercialize new and improved protective equipment.“We see these ideas becoming more goal-oriented,” said Jeff Miller, the NFL’s executive vice president of health and safety initiatives. “There’s been an evolution that way and will continue to be. As we continue to interface with these companies, and provide the funding, they can increase the amount of research to help design equipment based on what occurs in the on-field environment.”Springs played 13 pro seasons; his father, Ron, also was an NFL running back, and two of Shawn Springs’ sons have played college football. His Windpact previously won grants in the second portion of the HeadHealthTECH Challenge as well as in the NFL’s 1st and Future. Clearly, in the view of the NFL, Windpact is doing some impressive work, which now includes the helmet liner system intended to protect the head from impacts at a variety of speeds and angles.The padding system can be used in existing helmets to replace traditional foam pads. And it aims to address the wide range of impacts NFL players experience at different positions by absorbing and dispersing energy.“That’s the way to develop helmets http://www.bengalscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-ryan-finley-jersey ,” Springs said,” using an existing model and combining our technology for the optimum product and protection.”“We’ll see what possibilities there can be, and how we can speed up the development time of these helmets. “We’ll see how we evolve as better materials come out to make the helmet better. This (HeadHealthTECH Challenge) program is a prime example of the NFL’s real push in this area.”Springs points to three elements that illustrate the efforts to improve player safety on all levels.“In the NFL, they have expert medical observers who are watching for an injured player and having them removed from a game,” he said.“In youth football they eliminated the kickoff.” Pop Warner also is removing the three-point stance for some age groups.“And manufacturers are bringing in former athletes as consultants, like Riddell has done with Peyton Manning.”The use of scientists and researchers in the medical area also is a key to making helmets safer.Indeed, position-specific helmets could be on the horizon, says Dr. Jeff Crandall, chairman of the NFL’s Head, Neck, and Spine Engineering Subcommittee. Such a development would be critical because “lineman have impacts different from defensive backs or receivers. Quarterbacks have impacts to the back of the helmet we don’t usually see with other” positions.“We’ll see what possibilities there can be, and how we can speed up the development time of these helmets,” Springs said. “We’ll see how we evolve as better materials come out to make the helmet better. This (HeadHealthTECH Challenge) program is a prime example of the NFL’s real push in this area.”Auxadyne first developed athletic protective equipment and footwear. It has an exclusive licensing agreement with Florida State University for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the first commercially available auxetic foam in a variety of medical devices and protective equipment. Its technology emerged from a two-year funding project by the Veterans Administration at FSU.
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