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Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has applied for reinstatement, as his one-year suspension from the NFL is set to end Nov. Saucony Jazz Original Mens . 17.Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told the San Francisco Chronicle that Smith has put in his application and is working toward his return to the team.Aldon is doing well, McKenzie told the Chronicle on Wednesday. That situation is going to be totally up to the league because hes been in the program and theyve monitored him. Its up to Goodell to say yah, nay or when. And he could say no to everything. ... That part is out of our hands.Smith was banned for a year in November 2015 for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy stemming from an August arrest involving drunken driving charges. That incident -- his fifth run-in with police since joining the NFL as a first-round pick in 2011 -- led to his release by the San Francisco 49ers.One condition for reinstatement is a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, though no meeting date has been set, a league source told ESPNs Adam Caplan.During the 2016 offseason, a Periscope video on an account purportedly belonging to Smith surfaced of an unidentified man and woman showing a hand-rolled cigarette or blunt.?ESPNs Ed Werder has reported that, because of the video, the NFL will investigate whether Smith violated the protocols required of a suspended player seeking reinstatement to the league following a violation of the substance-abuse policy.Smith signed with Oakland last September and played nine games before being suspended for a second time by the NFL. He received a nine-game suspension in 2014?for violations of the NFLs personal conduct and substance abuse policies.He also missed time during the 2013 season to undergo treatment at an inpatient facility following his DUI arrest that September.Smith signed a two-year deal with the Raiders during the offseason. McKenzie said the team has kept tabs on the linebacker through intermediaries such as his agent.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Saucony Shadow 5000 Black . 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. Nike Free Rn 2017 Mens . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. http://www.iviloan.com/saucony-store-men-s-women-s-saucony-shadow-5000-og-suede-pack-grey-jade-red.html .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker.Nico Rosberg says he is remaining realistic despite his hat-trick of victories and expects his rivals, in particular Lewis Hamilton, to respond. The German has already opened up a 36-point lead in the Drivers Championship to his Mercedes team-mate, who has suffered with reliability issues and disappointing getaways so far in 2016.Rosberg has made the best start to a Formula 1 campaign since Michael Schumacher in 2004 and is only the fourth driver in the sports history to win six consecutive races, but says he has been helped by his competitions misfortune. Whens the Russian GP on Sky? The Russian GP is live and exclusive on Sky Sports - and there are a host of ways you can watch it. Having fallen away in the championship battle and watched Hamilton triumph in both 2014 and 2015 he was asked whether this was the best-ever Nico but only replied that he was the most experienced Nico. He then added:Im pleased with the way Ive been driving in the first three races but for me its not six in a row, the three last year doesnt count for anything to this years championship.Red Bull to trial canopy in P1Ive been driving really well but my opposition had a really messy start, thats the reality of it. I expect my competition to bounce back, especially Lewis. Theres still a massively long way to go. Rosberg is happy with his early season championship lead, but still thinks Lewis Hamilton sets the standard in F1 Hamilton hasnt been the only struggling in 2016, with both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen having their own consistency and reliability problems. Saucony Originals Shadow 5000. osberg, who is hoping to emulate his father Keke in winning a title, believes Ferrari have much more in the tank and stressed that there were still 18 grands prix left in the season, starting with this weekends Russian GP.Im not sounding any notes of caution - Im just realistic, he said. Ferrari, among others, havent really shown what they can do yet. Theyve taken each other in the last race at the first corner, for example. From then it was very messy.A lot of things are going wrong and we think theyre a lot quicker than theyve shown. We think they are very close to us.Watch the whole Russian GP weekend - LIVE ONLY on Sky Sports F1. 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With a chance to win the WNBA championship Sunday at home in front of a supportive crowd at Staples Center, Los Angeles lost 85-79. Julius Erving Jersey . Now the Sparks have to go on the road for a winner-take-all Game 5 at Minnesota.Thats a pretty tough spot -- but the Sparks are a pretty positive-minded group, and one of their veterans has her own personal mantra to help. Alana Beard is in her 13th year as a pro, and shes been through some trials, for sure.Yet Beard has been a constant source of good vibes and uplifting support for her Sparks teammates. A win Thursday (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET) would be the first WNBA title for all the current Sparks players. Even if they dont win, Beard will find solace in having given it her all, and in her belief in advice she got in 2001 but didnt fully grasp until a decade later.Beard had finished an outstanding freshman year at Duke and was playing for USA Basketball in the junior world championship in July 2001 in the Czech Republic. Oklahomas Sherri Coale was an assistant coach to UConns Geno Auriemma for that U.S. team.Duke and Oklahoma had been the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds in the same NCAA regional that March, but both were upset in the semifinals and didnt meet. Beard and Coale were still processing how their seasons had ended. And Coale recognized in Beard something of a kindred spirit.I remember relating so much to Alana because her desire to do well and to be good and make everybody proud was so intense, Coale said. I told her, Youve never heard of this group called .38 Special, but they have this great song called Hold On Loosely. Its a good thing to keep in mind.Beard, then 19, indeed was not familiar with the band nor the song; it was released in 1981 and she was born in 1982. Still, Coales message stuck as a seed, but one that would take awhile to germinate.She said, Do you understand what that means? Beard said. I was like, Yeah, sure. Hold on loosely. I get it. But I really didnt understand what it meant until I was 29 years old.At Duke from 2000-2004, Beard went to the Final Four twice, but didnt get a championship. In her first six WNBA seasons with the Washington Mystics, she was often the leading scorer, but at times struggled to truly lead. Then she was out for two WNBA consecutive seasons with serious ankle and foot issues.Her second missed season was 2011, when she turned 29. That was the year Beard said she had an epiphany. Coales advice from so long again found its way to the surface.I was going through my injury, and I realized basketball alone didnt define me, Beard said. When you go through tough times, you start to understand more about yourself. Basketball was my everything. There were times I was so focused on basketball, I didnt have time for relationships, or my family. And I never wanted to get to that point again.Its weird how it came back to me. It hit me like an aha moment. In my mind, hold on loosely means sometimes you can want something so badly that it slips right out of your grasp. Thats where Ive been at the college level, and at points in my WNBA career. Ive wanted it so badly that it slips away. Now, I know how to hold on loosely.Beard moved on from Washington as a free agent to Los Angeles in 2012, a team that has had its ups but also some downs, including a mid-season coaching change in 2014, and another coach in 2015. Beard, now 34, missed the first part of last season with plantar fasciitis.Earlier this season after a loss, Beard said Los Angeles coach Brian Agler wanted to remind the Sparks about who they were and what they were trying to accomplish.Coach posed the question, If you were an outsider looking in, what would you say about this team? Beard said. We were going through a rough patch. And I said, This team needs to understand what holding on loosely means. And when I explained it, they all understood it.Did they know the song? No. Beard didnt even recall that part. But the message is what mattered. The lyrics are about relationships between people, but its not a stretch to extend it to how you feel about anything that you really love.When Coale was asked about it recently, her first thought was on her profession in general.As coaches, we must be so aware of what we say, how we say it and when we say it, Coale said. Because it is impactful, for good or ill. These young players in our care are so malleable.We hope thats the cornerstone of everything we do as high school and college coaches -- that were giving people tools with which to successfully navigate not just basketball, but their lives.It also was particularly meaningful to her that Beard recalled this advice and benefited from it. That 2001 junior world championship team didnt win the gold; the Americans were upset by the host Czech Republic in the semifinals and then took bronze. However, it was a group of several future WNBA standouts, including Beard, Diana Taurasi, Cappie Pondexter, Monique Currie, Nicole Powell and Shameka Christon.I actually have a picture of that team in a frame on my shelf in my living room, Coale said. Of all the teams -- and I wasnt even the head coach! Its not like I have pictures of all the teams Ive coached; I dont have enough walls. But I have a picture of that team.It was a really neat connection with that group of kids. And my daughter, who was little then, just loved Alana Beard. So did my son.In fact, Colton Coale, who now works with his mom at Oklahoma, texted her after Beards game-winning basket in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.He was like, Mom, did you see Alanas shot? Coale said. If you get a chance, tell Alana that Sherri and Colton Coale are watching, and we are really proud of her.Even after an emotionally difficult loss like Game 4, Beard still spoke positively about the Sparks having another chance. About staying in the moment.Hold on loosely ... but dont let go. JJ Redick Jersey . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. Richaun Holmes Jersey . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. http://www.cheap76ersjerseys.us/ . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Playing at Wyoming is hard on visiting teams, especially those that have come in ranked in the Top 25 this season.Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns, including a 29-yard score to C.J. Johnson with 1:07 left in the game, and Wyoming stopped a 2-point conversion attempt by San Diego State with no time on the clock to upset the No. 24 Aztecs 34-33 on Saturday.It was Wyomings second win this season over a Top 25 team. Wyoming beat then-No. 13 Boise State three weeks ago in Laramie. The Cowboys last beat two ranked teams in one season in 1999.Allen, who completed 16 of 31 passes for 282 yards and also rushed for 56 yards, said the two wins over ranked teams felt similar.Playing here in front of this crowd and at this elevation, its hard to play for four quarters when youre an away team, he said, referring to the oxygen-thin 7,220 foot elevation of War Memorial Stadium.Brian Hill added 131 yards on 31 carries and two TDs for the Cowboys (8-3, 6-1 Mountain West).Johnson finished with five catches for 85 yards.San Diego State (9-2, 6-1) was led by Christian Chapman, who completed 15 of 26 passes for 211 yards and two TDs. Chapmans last TD pass was a 23-yard desperation heave that Quest Truxton caught on the rebound with no time left. The play capped an 11-play, 99-yard drive, and also involved a lengthy review that overturned the original call on the field of an incomplete pass.Seeing that he caught that, it was like a little stab in the stomach, Wyomings Johnson said. But then seeing them go for two, I had faith in our defense.Aztecs coach Rocky Long elected to go for the win and Chapmans 2-point conversion pass attempt was knocked away by defensive back Antonio Hull.In going for the win, Long said he felt his team had the momentum after the 99-yard drive, which he described as unbelievable.Wish we would have moved the ball like that the other 99 percent of the game, he said.Rashaad Penny and Juwan Washington both returned kickoffs for touchdowns for the Aztecs. Pennys was 93 yards, and Washingtons 92 yards.Donnel Pumphrey, who entered the game as the nations leading rusher, was held to 76 yards on 17 carries.We just diddnt give him much room to run, Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said. Timothe Luwawu Jersey. Still, Pumphrey surpassed Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett for third place on the NCAA career rushing list and now has 6,127 yards. He trails Ron Dayne, who amassed 6,397 yards at Wisconsin, and Ricky Williams, who gained 6,279 yards at Texas.THE TAKEWAYSan Diego State: The Aztecs have not won a game in the last 39 years when ranked. Since 1977, San Diego State is 0-4 in games played when the Aztecs are in the Top 25.Wyoming: The upstart Cowboys, who were 2-10 last year, remain tied for the conferences Mountain Division title with a shot at getting to the conference championship game on Dec. 3. If the Cowboys win their last game, they likely will face San Diego State for the conference championship back in Laramie.Im happy were still in the hunt for the Mountain West championship, and we got one more game to go, Hill said.POLL IMPLICATIONSSan Diego State: The Aztecs likely will tumble back out of the poll. They had won six straight to get back into the poll after being ranked earlier this season after San Diego State won its first three games.HARD TIME IN WYOMINGIn its four previous games, San Diego State had outscored its opponents 183-32. The offense entered Saturdays game averaging 293.9 rushing yards a game. The Aztecs defense was limiting opponents this season to an average of 15.2 points and 282.5 yards a game.On Saturday, Wyoming racked up 487 yards and outrushed San Diego State 205-178.STREAKS BROKENWyomings win broke San Diego States 17-game win streak against Mountain West opponents. 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WINSTON-SALEM, N. Nike Air Max Tn Plus Ultra Cheap .C. -- John Collins sure liked the statistics next to his name in the first game of his second season for Wake Forest.?? The sophomore forward had career highs of 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Demon Deacons defeated Radford 80-59 in the season opener Friday night.?? I feel I came out with a solid start to my sophomore campaign, Collins said. Statistically, it says it is my best game.?? Devin Thomas was a four-year player for Wake Forest and often helped control the lane. He has moved on, so Collins said he understands the importance of picking up the slack.?? Theres no DT any more to get those tenacious rebounds, Collins said. Somebody needs to fill that void.?? Collins, who made 7 of 11 shots from the field, had plenty of help. Keyshawn Woods scored nine points in the first 12 minutes of the second half on his way to 14 points in his Wake Forest debut.?? Bryant Crawford also added 14 points and eight assists for the Demon Deacons, though he went down with what he later described as a foot cramp after a dunk with less than two minutes to play.?? Wake Forest shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second half. At the other end, the Demon Deacons racked up 10 blocked shots, contributing to Radfords 35.8-percent shooting from the field.?? I thought we played hard enough to win the game for the majority of the game, Radford coach Mike Jones said. As the game wore on, I thought their size really affected us. I thought it took a toll on us in the second half. I thought we got a little tired.?? Ed Polite Jr. paced Radford with 11 points.??? Woods, a redshirt sophomore who sat out last season after transferring from Charlotte, scored all but three of his points in the second half. He made consecutive jumpers as part of a personal 5-0 run as the Demon Deacons built a 56-39 edge.??? Wake Forest coach Danny Manning liked what Woods provided.?? Hes kind of a jack-of-all-trades for us, Manning said. Were very happy that hes out there on the court with us.?? Wake Forest held several 11-point leads in the first half, but led 36-28 at the break.?? Still there were moments in the game we could have put them away earlier, Crawford said.? The Demon Deacons came into the season touting improved perimeter shooting and the games first basket was a 3-pointer by graduate transfer Austin Arians. But by the end of the half, they were 3 of 12 on 3s.?? Radford sputtered offensively early, shooting 2-for-15 from the field in the first 10 1/2 minutes.?? We were not in sync. They disrupted our flow, Jones said. We got some good looks and didnt capitalize and I think a lot of that was their defense.?BIG PICTURERadford: The Highlanders had seven seniors on last years team, leaving only fourth-year junior guard Justin Cousin and sophomore forward Ed Polite Jr. as primary returners. They combined for 14 points in the opener.The Highlanders couldnt repeat the type of result they earned in last years opener when they notched a triple-overtime triumph at Georgetown.Wake Forest: Wake Forest opened the season with a home game for the 13th year in a row, stretching its first-game winning streak to six seasons.?UP NEXTWake Forest is back in action Sunday at home against Bucknell before heading to the Charleston Classic for three games next week.Radford plays its lone home game among its first seven games when Central Penn visits Wednesday. Cheap Nike Shox Uk . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. Nike Air Max Tn Uk . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. http://www.cheapniketnsuk.com/ . 4 Villanova with a 96-68 drubbing on Monday. Wragge hit 9-of-14 from behind the arc, matching Kyle Korvers school record for 3-pointers in a game set in 2003, as Creighton (16-3, 6-1 Big East broke a conference record with 21 treys in the rout. Chicago is a city of mythic conflicts: Mayor Richard J. Daley and his cops against long-haired hippie protesters in 1968, Eliot Ness Untouchables vs. Al Capones Outfit during Prohibition, and Cubs fans vs. Sox fans in the Crosstown Classic every summer.Before the installation of interleague play in 1997, the Cubs and Sox had occasional exhibition games to raise money for charity (I saw Michael Jordan play outfield at Wrigley in 1994). The teams also played for keeps once, the 1906 World Series, where the Hitless Wonders defeated the 116-win Cubs 4 games to 2. For decades, the teams staged a postseason City Series that let owners and players make a few more dollars before the offseason. Chicago baseball scribe Ring Lardner dubbed this the City Serious, and fans do indeed take it seriously. Perhaps too seriously, with so many Chicago myths in play.Cubs fans are yuppies, White Sox fans blue collar. Cubs fans dont really watch the game, Sox fans do. Cubs fans foolishly support bad teams, Sox fans only show up when theyre winning. The media loves the Cubs and ignores the Sox.Well, whatever grains of truth these myths might have, the media do not ignore the Cubs-Sox series, and fans flock to it.But it might surprise people to learn that the games when the Cubs host the White Sox are not the most in demand among my season ticket group in Section 416.After going to a few games in the first few years, I generally avoid Sox-Cubs games, the Country Doctor says. I have nothing against the White Sox, but their fans seem to have an inferiority complex that tends to make them a tad aggressive. The Big Bun, though he came out Thursday, has a similarly dim view of the matchup. The atmosphere may have changed over the years, he says, but back when I did go to this series it was a bunch of drunks -- on both sides --?who just wanted to talk smack to each other.Azz puts a positive spin on this problem, saying, Ive never seen any evidence in either park that one side is more serious about baseball. This is Chicago; what we take seriously is drinking, and in that regard both sides are champions.Cubs fans might have been driven to the bottle by consecutive losses at the Cell on Monday and Tuesday. (White Sox ownership and stadium workerrs mightve just been driven to exhaustion, as the two crowds of 39,510 and 39,553 were the Cells biggest gates of the year, even exceeding the 38,019 who showed up for Opening Days snowstorm. Cheap 2018 Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra White. Cubs fans travel, especially south of Madison Street.But the buzz on the North Side on Wednesday and Thursday was all about Aroldis Chapman, or rather the myth of Aroldis Chapman.And the myth became reality as he mopped up in Wednesdays 8-1 blowout and saved the 3-1 pitchers duel for John Lackey on Thursday.Most fans I talked with at Nisei pregame and later at the park were not happy with Chapmans history of domestic violence, and expressed unease with the win-at-all-cost attitude the move represents.At the same time, if Chapmans triple-digit fastball can finally bring a championship to Wrigley, the cynic in me suspects all will be forgiven. Sports fans are a forgiving lot, especially when distracted by freakish excellence.And Chapmans fastball? Freakishly excellent.When he was still with the Reds, I saw him throw a pitch through the screen behind home plate. It hit a seat with a crack like a gunshot. The guy in the adjacent seat grabbed the ball and held it up like a champ; if hed been one seat over, that pitch wouldve shattered his sternum.Cubs-Sox matchups always feel odd, with intense cheering at every play (there were lots of Sox fans at Wrigley). But Chapman changes how everyone watches the game. After he struck out Melky Cabrera to end the eighth (and a threat to erase the Cubs narrow lead) seatmate Rich pointed out that Chapman makes the game feel like a tennis match. When he pitches, all the fans first look to the plate, and then turn in unison, like 41,157 synchronized bobble-head dolls, to check the left-field videoboard to see how fast the pitch was thrown.We were rewarded with 100, 101, 102 and 103 mph fastballs, not to mention 91 mph sliders.How Chapmans debut games, which pushed the Sox two games below .500 and the Cubs to 21-over, will be remembered depends on how the rest of the season plays out. 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UFC boss Dana White is long on the record as being a fan of Australian middleweight Robert Whittaker. Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Mirror Image For Sale .And now he wants to give Whittaker what he wants - a top-five middleweight to fight in the UFCs hometown, Las Vegas.A win in the fight, which likely wont occur until 2017, would help the impressive Whittaker further push his claims for a shot at Briton Michael Bispings middleweight belt.Im a really big fan, White said of Whittaker on Fox Sports News 500.Actually the next move is, his next fight will be in (Las) Vegas. Ill bring him out to Vegas and hell fight one of the guys in the top five.Those guys in order are Dutchman Gegard Mousasi, former middleweight champ Chris Weidman, Brazilian Jacare Souza, another former champion, the injured Luke Rockhold and top-ranked Cuban Yoel Romero.Then of course at the top of the pile is Bisping.To get to the Brit, Whittaker, who is riding a six-fight win streak (five at middleweight), would have to win this fight and probably another but right now it seems anything is possible for the New Zealand-born fighter.Most recently Whittaker destroyed American Derek Brunson with a brutal first round knockout at UFC Fight Night Melbourne on November 26.Whittakers left jab, right head-kick combo and subsequent punches put Brunson down one fight after Whittaker survived a broken hand to defeat Rafael Natal by unanimous decision in April.The 25-year-old Whittakers form has been impressive and there is plenty of opportunity but the most likely next bout is Mousasi.Mousasi is riding a four-fight win streak and himself is coming off a win over another Whittaker victim, Uriah Hall, and their schedules align.A fight between the two has already been mooted with both fighters keen on the choice.Yeah, definitely. Hes on a winning streak, Mousasi said of Whittaker to Londons Metro news in November.Hes a guy Im looking to fight to get closer to the title shot. That would be a good fight.Whittaker is also on record as being keen on the fight.Hes a top athlete, hes a top fighter, and hes a cool dude. If thats a fight the UFC wants, thats a fight theyll get, Whittaker said after his most recent win.UFC TOP FIVE MIDDLEWEIGHTS AS POTENTIAL OPPONENTS FOR AUSTRALIAS ROB WHITTAKERYOEL ROMERO: middleweight rank 1, from Cuba, UFC record 8-0, notable other achievements: 1999 85kg world freestyle wrestling champion, Sydney 2000 Olympic silver medallist 85kg freestyle wrestling.Chances of fighting Whittaker: None, for now. Romero has only ever lost one MMA fight in his career, a 2011 Strikeforce loss to Brazils Rafael Cavalcante. He recently destroyed former champion Chris Weidman and is on track for a title fight with champ Michael Bisping as soon as March.LUKE ROCKHOLD: middleweight rank 2, from USA, UFC record 5-2, notable achievements: former UFC middleweight championChances of fighting Whittaker: Not good. Rockhold is currently rehabbing the knee injury that postponed his Melbourne bout with Jacare Souza with no set return date. Also hes seen as a logical challenger for the title and wants a fight with Jacare Souza.JACARE SOUZA: middleweight rank 3, from Brazil, UFC record 6-1, notable other achievements: former Strikeforce middleweight championChances of fighting Whittaker: Possible but unlikely. As stated above Rockhold wants Souza and Rockhold is a more direct path to the title for the Brazilian, but the UFC do have a record of pitting different styles against each other and Souzas strong submission style would be seen as a big challenge for Whittaker, one of the best at takedown defence.CHRIS WEIDMAN: middleweight rank 4, from USA, UFC record 9-2, notable achievements: former UFC middleweight championChances of fighting Whittaker: Unlikely. Weidman has said hed fight Whittaker but for Whittaker theres little advantage to fighting a former champion on a two-fight losing streak. If he wins he beat a fighter on a downward spiral, if he loses it hurts his chances of moving forward.GEGARD MOUSASI: middleweight rank 5, from Holland, UFC record 8-3, notable achievements: former Strikeforce light heavyweight championChances of fighting Whittaker: Likely: Their schedules align, they both want the fight and a win for either would put them very close to a title fight against whoever holds the belt. Much like Whittaker, Mousasi is riding an impressive win streak and the striking battle between the two could be epic. Cheap Jordan Shoes For Sale . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. Cheap Air Jordan 11 Low Rose Gold Wholesale . 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Penn State?football coach James Franklin received a vote of confidence from athletic director Sandy Barbour on Wednesday, as she told the Altoona (Pa. Spud Webb Jersey .) Mirror that the coachs job is not in danger.Hes not on the hot seat, and hes not going to be on the hot seat in December, Barbour told the Mirror. James is going to be our football coach. I believe in where this football program is going under James Franklin, and I think hes going to be our football coach, period.Barbour made her statements while at a Blair County Chamber of Commerce WE-LEaD program.In July, Barbour told ESPN and a small group of reporters that Franklin wasnt on the hot seat any more than any other coach or athletic director in the country.She also said over the summer that Penn State did pretty darn good in the face of sanctions against the program but intimated that seven-win seasons would not be acceptable in the long term.Nobody should blow us out, she said at the time. Nobody.The Nittany Lions stand 2-2 after losses to Pitt and No. 4 Michigan. After Penn States 49-10 blowout loss to the Wolverines on Saturday, quarterback Trace McSorley apologized to fans for the performance. And chatter restarted on whether Franklin would be fired after the 2016 season, even with a buyout that currently exceeds $12 million.Barbour tried to put those fears to rest Wednesday.I believe that James is the right guy, and yeah, hes going to be our football coach, she told the Mirror.Barbour did not immediately return a message from ESPN seeking comment.Penn State faces Minnesota (3-0) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in Beaver Stadium, then plays Maryland (3-0) before a bye week. Discount Hawks Jerseys . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. Miles Plumlee Jersey . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. http://www.cheaphawksjerseys.us/ . With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005.Daniel Sturridge showed his importance to Liverpool with a goalscoring return to the side in their 6-0 demolition of Aston Villa on Super Sunday. Liverpool hit Villa for six Six different goalscorers helped Liverpool to a rampant 6-0 win at bottom side Aston Villa. The injury-plagued striker was making his first start since since the beginning of December, when he scored a brace in a 6-1 thrashing of Southampton in the Capital One Cup.At a sun-drenched Villa Park, it only took him 16 minutes to head home Liverpools opener. It was his third league goal of the campaign and his 37th in 60 appearances since his arrival from Chelsea in January 2013. Sturridges minutes per goal ratio of 117.6 is the best of any Liverpool player in Premier League history, putting him ahead of the likes of Fernando Torres (121.3 minutes per goal), Luis Suarez (138.8 minutes per goal) and Michael Owen (142.58 minutes per goal). Top minutes per goal ratios for Liverpool in the Premier League Player Goals Minutes per goal Daniel Sturridge 38 117.6 Fernando Torres 65 121.3 Luis Suarez 69 138.8 Michael Owen 118 142.6 Robbie Fowler 128 158.3 Stan Collymore 26 185.4 Djibril Cisse 13 203.1 The remarkable numbers highlight just how much of a headache his injury problems have been foor Jurgen Klopp this season, and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher feels the 26-year-old makes all the difference to the Reds. China Hawks Jerseys. Klopp: A perfect day Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the 6-0 Super Sunday win over Aston Villa as the perfect day With Coutinho and Sturridge in the team, they would be challenging for top four positions, said the former centre-back. But theyre in mid-table because you havent got those two playing every week. You can see from the first goal how instrumental the two of them are. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for his team after they thrashed Aston Villa 6-0 on Super Sunday Brendan Rodgers could look back and say the injuries to Daniel Sturridge maybe cost him his job. Thats how much he elevates this Liverpool team. Without him and Coutinho its an average team and weve been watching that for the last few months. Jurgen Klopp congratulates Daniel Sturridge as he leaves the pitch at Villa Park We were expecting Klopp to come in and make a difference, but I think he said in the week hes not David Copperfield, added Carragher. You need top players. They havent got that many of them, but the one true one they have is too injury-prone and thats the problem for them. If they can keep him fit between now and the end of the season youd expect a good run. Brendan Rodgers could look back and say the injuries to Daniel Sturridge maybe cost him his job. Thats how much he elevates this Liverpool team. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Boston Red Sox acquired left-handed reliever Fernando Abad from the Minnesota Twins for minor league pitcher Pat Light. Puma Rihanna Creepers Pink .The deal was the first announced Monday before the non-waiver trade deadline, giving the Red Sox another veteran for the bullpen in their pursuit of Baltimore and Toronto in the AL East.Abad has a 2.65 ERA in 39 appearances for the Twins, his first season with the club. He is making $1.25 million this year and will be eligible for free agency after the 2017 season.The 30-year-old Abad has held opponents to a .220 batting average this year. He came up with Houston and also has pitched for Washington and Oakland.Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski had been coy in recent weeks when asked about the necessity to improve his bullpen. Injuries to closer Craig Kimbrel (left knee surgery on July 11) and struggling setup man Koji Uehara (placed on disabled list with right pectoral strain on July 20) have hampered the Red Sox since the All-Star break.They are 8-8 over their last 16 games, and entering Monday only right-hander Brad Ziegler had an ERA under 3.00 among the healthy bodies in the bullpen.Abad has allowed only two home runs in 34 innings and held left-handed batters to a .458 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, the fifth-lowest mark in the American League among relievers who have faced at least 50 lefties. He has a 3.58 ERA in 297 career major league appearances.The Twins used Abads roster spot for right-hander Jose Berrios, who was scheduled to start Monday at Cleveland.The right-handed Light has a 2.32 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 31 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket. He made his major league debut April 26 and appeared in two games for Boston, allowing eight runs over 2 2/3 innings.Selected 37th overall in the 2012 amateur draft by the Red Sox, the 25-year-old Light was originally drafted in 2009 by the Twins but did not sign out of high school. Nike Air Huarache Black .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Nike Air Huarache NM Black .C. -- Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said after all of these years in the NBA hes still amazed at some of the things LeBron James does. http://www.pumacreepersrihanna.com/nike-roshe-two/nike-roshe-two-flyknit.html . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. PARIS -- Chris Froome wins his third Tour de France title. China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys From China China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' ' 
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Another week, another No. Cheap Bucks Jerseys . 1 spot for the Chicago ... wait, no, scratch that.Another week, another No. 1 spot for the San Francisco Giants. Yes, thats better.One week after unseating the Cubs atop our MLB rankings -- the first time all season Chicago failed to win our poll -- the Giants, aided a bit by the All-Star break, have now held the lead for a fortnight. (After all, its an even year, right?)The rest of the top five remained the same, save for one change: after the Washington Nationals at No. 2, the Cubs at No. 3 and the Cleveland Indians at No. 4, the Boston Red Sox leapt from No. 9 to grab the No. 5 spot from the Texas Rangers.This weeks voters are Jim Bowden of ESPN Insider, Eric Karabell of ESPN Fantasy, Tim Kurkjian of ESPN, David Schoenfield of the SweetSpot Blog Network/ESPN.com and Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Most of the team comments come courtesy of the SweetSpot Blog Network.Past rankings: Week 14 |?Week 13 |?Week 12 |?Week 11 |?Week 10 | ?Week 9 |?Week 8 |?Week 7 |?Week 6 |?Week 5 |?Week 4 | Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1 | Preseason1. San Francisco GiantsRecord:?57-36 Week 14 ranking: No. 1The Giants returned from the All-Star break by losing a three-game set against the Padres, including a walk-off balk by closer Santiago Casilla on Saturday. San Francisco travels east to face the Red Sox and Yankees this week in what will be a challenging test for the NL West leaders. -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona2. Washington NationalsRecord: 56-37 Week 14 ranking: No. 2After Sundays pinch-hit home run, Daniel Murphy is hitting .350 with 18 home runs and a .608 slugging percentage. The only second baseman to hit .350 and slug .600 with at least 20 home runs is Rogers Hornsby (who did it six times!). -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot3. Chicago CubsRecord:?55-36 Week 14 ranking: No. 3The Cubs begin the second half with a stretch of games that allows them to not have to board a plane until their Aug. 5 trip to Oakland. --?Joe Aiello (@VFTB), View from the Bleachers4. Cleveland IndiansRecord:?54-37 Week 14 ranking: No. 4Even though the Indians attempted to appeal to the baseball gods in regard to the struggles and bad luck of Yan Gomes, it doesnt appear to have worked. After hitting .165/.198/.313 this season, Gomes sustained what appeared to be a serious injury in Sunday afternoons game. Maybe they shouldve gotten the live chicken. --?Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio), Its Pronounced Lajaway5. Boston Red SoxRecord: 51-39 Week 14 ranking: No. 9After adding the underrated Brad Ziegler as a rental before the break, the Red Sox picked up Drew Pomeranz, who translated some relief success with the Athletics to a breakout in the Padres rotation. The team paid a high price for Pomeranz, who has thrown 102 innings this season, 35.1 short of his career high as a professional. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona6. Baltimore OriolesRecord:?53-37 Week 14 ranking: No. 7Is Dylan Bundy going to stay in the Orioles rotation? Buck Showalter made the somewhat surprising decision to give Bundy a start, but what happens now? Bundy cant handle a full starters workload, and the Os may need another starting pitcher anyway even if Bundy sticks. --?Matt Kremnitzer (@mattkremnitzer), Camden Depot7. Texas RangersRecord:?55-38 Week 14 ranking: No. 5The Rangers, once with the best record in the American League, will need to pick things up if they want to do more than compete for a wild-card spot come October. How bad has it been? Since July 1, the pitching staff had put up an ERA of 7.43 heading into Sunday. --?Brandon Land (@onestrikeaway), One Strike Away8. Los Angeles DodgersRecord:?52-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 8Clayton Kershaws back passed another test Saturday with a 60-pitch simulated game at Dodger Stadium, and he is potentially lined up to pitch Thursday night for the Dodgers in Washington. Meanwhile, Los Angeles was among the clubs scouting the Friday night start of Tampa Bays Chris Archer. Archer was acquired by current Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman in 2011 when he ran the Rays. --?Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit9. Toronto Blue JaysRecord:?52-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 6The decision to sign first baseman Justin Smoak to a two-year extension does not mean Toronto has have given up on the possibility of bringing back Edwin Encarnacion this offseason. Toronto has eight players who are eligible for free agency at the end of the season: Jose Bautista, Michael Saunders, R.A. Dickey, Drew Storen, Jesse Chavez, Brett Cecil, Gavin Floyd and Encarnacion. -- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit10. Houston AstrosRecord: 50-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 10The signing of Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel to a five-year contract seemingly creates a logjam at third base, with top prospect Alex Bregman nearly ready as well. Luis Valbuena can slide over to first base and maybe Gurriel DHs, considering Evan Gattis has been terrible (.279 OBP). -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot11. New York MetsRecord: 49-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 11The Mets lead the majors with a 3.46 ERA on the road, but their record away from home is only 23-22. David Wright, who last played on May 27, leads the team in stolen bases with three.?--?Joe Janish (@metstoday),?MetsToday.com12. St. Louis CardinalsRecord:?47-44 Week 14 ranking: No. 13Maybe its time to bench Jhonny Peralta and see what Greg Garcia can do playing every day. Peralta is hitting .221/.258/.416 in 120 plate appearances while Garcia is hitting .333 in 75 at-bats, but with 16 walks for a .462 OBP. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot13. Miami MarlinsRecord: 49-42 Week 14 ranking: No. 14Miami, fully in the race for a wild-card berth, is looking to upgrade its rotation in advance of the Aug. 1 trade deadline, but the club remains resistant to dealing players off its active roster. The Marlins have been linked to starters such as?Rich Hill of the As, and Michael Pineda?and?Nathan Eovaldi of the Yankees, if New York decides to become a seller. --?Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit14. Pittsburgh PiratesRecord:?47-45 Week 14 ranking: No. 12Were seeing the future of the Pirates, who are in the thick of the wild-card race: Tyler Glasnow held his own in a cameo before the break, Jameson Taillon is due back Tuesday, and Chad Kuhl is getting a chance to show his excellent minor league numbers were not a fluke. Josh Bell collected two walks, a single and a home run in his first four MLB plate appearances before being sent down to shake off some fielding rust in the outfield. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona15. Detroit TigersRecord: 48-44 Week 14 ranking: No. 15Over the past few years, people were wondering if Justin Verlander was done. Though the 3.91 ERA doesnt scream elite, the fact that hes tied for second in the league in quality starts with 13 for a team that desperately needs consistency in its rotation suggests the Tigers are glad he still has some gas in the tank.?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers16. Kansas City RoyalsRecord:?46-45 Week 14 ranking: No. 16Theyll certainly be looking for starting pitching at just a game over .500, but maybe they can take solace that back in 2014 they were 47-44 at this point, and actually fell to 48-50 before heating up in late July. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot17. Seattle MarinersRecord: 46-46 Week 14 ranking: No. 18Seattle sits sixth in the AL in runs scored, but 10th in runs allowed. Pitching has been the issue for the Ms, who got a stellar seven-inning, eight-strikeout performance from Hisashi Iwakuma in shutting out the Astros on Saturday. Felix Hernandez will return Wednesday against the White Sox after a lengthy DL stint -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona18. Chicago White SoxRecord:?45-46 Week 14 ranking: No. 17On the road to start baseballs second half, the White Sox were blanked in back-to-back contests against the Angels. They wasted an excellent start Saturday by James Shields, who pitched eight innings of two-hit ball but couldnt find any run support in the loss. -- Jeff Wiser (@OutfieldGrass24), Inside the Zona19. New York YankeesRecord: 45-46 Week 14 ranking: No. 19Taking three of four from the Indians before the All-Star break helped keep the Yankees feeble playoff hopes alive. If losing two of three at home to the Red Sox out of the break didnt completely snuff them out, it should have been enough to convince the entire front office that the time to sell is now. The next few weeks might be the most interesting ones in the entire 2016 Yankees season. --?Stacey Gotsulias (@StaceGots),?Its About the Money20. Philadelphia PhilliesRecord:?43-50 Week 14 ranking: No. 21In terms of the flashy stats, Jeanmar Gomez is in the middle of a career year with 25 saves and a career-low 2.53 ERA. In terms of the underlying metrics, he has been extremely lucky on base hits finding Phillies gloves, posting a .253 BABIP vs. a career rate of .296. In terms of the trade deadline, hes a sell-high candidate?--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers21. Colorado RockiesRecord:?42-49 Week 14 ranking: No. 20If were going to discount Rockies hitters, then perhaps we should give extra credit to Jon Gray, who has become the ace of the Colorado Rockies staff. He has given the Rockies length, going at least six innings in eight of his past 10 starts and hasnt allowed more than four runs since May 19. Rate-stat wise, his 1.17 WHIP is stellar, and hes striking out more than a batter per inning (9.73 K/9)--?Richard Bergstrom (@rbergstromjr), Rockies Zingers22. Oakland AthleticsRecord: 40-52 Week 14 ranking: No. 25The As reportedly wanted Anderson Espinoza for Rich Hill, with the Red Sox instead dealing for Padres lefty Drew Pomeranz. Hill didnt help his trade value by leaving his start Sunday after five pitches with a blister issue. -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot23. Los Angeles AngelsRecord: 40-52 Week 14 ranking: No. 23Matt Shoemaker continued his resurgence with a 13-strikeout shutout and has a 2.36 ERA over his past 11 starts. What if the Angels put him on the trade block? -- David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield), SweetSpot24. Milwaukee BrewersRecord: 39-51 Week 14 ranking: No. 24Jimmy Nelson began the second half of the season on a high note, tossing seven scoreless innings against Cincinnati on Saturday night. It was his first time reaching the seventh inning since May 29. -- Gabe Stoltz (@Stoltzy3), Disciples of Uecker25. San Diego PadresRecord: 41-51 Week 14 ranking: No. 22Teenage pitching phenoms carry a ton of risk, but the recently acquired Anderson Espinoza is one to dream on. Because of Espinozas small stature (6-foot, 160 pounds), big stuff and solid command, he draws some comparisons to Pedro Martinez. The resurgence of Melvin Upton Jr. (.262/.311/.454) is making him a trade candidate. -- Diane Firstman (@dianagram), Value Over Replacement Grit26. Arizona DiamondbacksRecord: 40-53 Week 14 ranking: No. 26On Saturday, Jake Lamb doubled off Kenley Jansen in the ninth to tie the score and tripled in the 12th before scoring as the games walk-off run. Lambs 0.78 win probability added performance in that game left him with 4.17 WPA for the season, making him first in all of MLB. -- Ryan P. Morrison (@ryanpmorrison), Inside the Zona27. Tampa Bay RaysRecord: 35-56 Week 14 ranking: No. 27Give kudos to Kevin Cash for keeping the Rays players together during this stretch of three wins in 27 games. You watch from afar with expectations of an outburst or player dissension, but so far the band plays on. Poorly. The only question remaining is who will be left on Aug. 2. --?Jason Hanselman (@sandykazmir), The Process Report28. Minnesota TwinsRecord: 33-58 Week 14 ranking: No. 28With the trade deadline two weeks away, the last-place Twins are in seller mode. Their lone All-Star rep, Eduardo Nunez, is one candidate to help a contender. Other chips include catcher Kurt Suzuki and starter Ervin Santana. Terry Ryan has indicated that he will be open to listening to any offer. -- Nick Nelson (@NickNelsonMN), Twins Daily29. Cincinnati RedsRecord:?34-58 Week 14 ranking: No. 29Since May 30, Joey Votto is hitting .328/.462/.560. Despite a slow start this season, Votto has actually posted the highest OPS (.978) of any National League player since the 2015 All-Star break. --?Chad Dotson (@dotsonc), Redleg Nation30. Atlanta BravesRecord: 32-60 Week 14 ranking:?No. 30The Braves spent more money than any other team in the 2016 draft, at just over $15.5 million. They maximized their pool allowance and stayed under the threshold by just $5. -- Martin Gandy (@gondeee), Chop County Wholesale Bucks Jerseys . The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the veteran forward will return to the teams line-up on Saturday night when the Habs visit the Nashville Predators. Ray Allen Jersey . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". http://www.wholesalebucksjerseys.com/ . 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The New York Mets announcement that theyre signing Tim Tebow to a minor league contract elicited the predictable array of snark and sarcasm from the teams fans on social media. Detlef Schrempf Jersey . Typical Mets, said a few cynical Mets die-hards, who are apparently unaware that the team did reach the World Series in 2015.Amid the negativity and resistance to Tebows being handed a uniform and given an opportunity to take his shot, the natural question is: Why?Why is it such an affront to the baseball community for a team to take a flier on a 29-year-old mega-athlete who can run a 60-yard dash in 6.7 seconds and hit a baseball 450 feet (albeit in batting practice)?And whats so abhorrent about that pursuit generating interest in the game and selling some extra tickets in spring training or Tebows first minor league stop? Is Tebow fatigue so rampant and ingrained in the sporting consciousness that were not the least bit curious in seeing how this story plays out?I get it: The chances of Tebow ever making it to the majors are roughly equivalent to that of?Jose Bautista and Rougned Odor becoming Facebook friends.Tebow hasnt played organized ball since 2005, so hes 6,000 at-bats and hundreds of hours of backfield development time behind the curve. During his two-hour audition in Los Angeles last week, Tebow looked rigid and mechanical in the outfield and displayed a throwing arm that was surprisingly weak by former Heisman Trophy quarterback standards.Tebow looks imposing in a form-fitting T-shirt, but that 6-foot-3, 255-pound frame (with 7.3 percent body fat) isnt doing him any favors. Hes not busting through the line anymore in pursuit of the goal line, so he might want to pare back on the weightlifting.That said, I talked to several scouts at Dedeaux Field who found snippets of encouragement. One evaluator took note of Tebows weak arm but said the results were better when Tebow chased down balls on the run and came up throwing without obsessing over his mechanics. Former big league reliever David Aardsma, who threw live batting practice to Tebow, said after the workout that Tebow was gripping the bat too tightly and looks more natural on the back field when hes not trying to impress 40-something scouts.The Mets decision was a collaboration between chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Sandy Alderson, who took the plunge despite minimal interaction with the teams scouting folks or baseball operations people. That helps fuel the perception of the Tebow signing as a circus, publicity stunt, dog-and-pony show and all the other derogatory terms that will be used to characterize it in the coming weeks and months.The flip side is that Sandy Alderson is an innovator with a Hall of Fame-caliber résumé. So is Atlanta Braves?vice chairman John Schuerholz, who acquired two-sport stars Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and Brian Jordan earlier in his career and was on board with the teams pursuit of Tebow. While some clubs dispatched area scouts to Los Angeles to watch Tebow out of due diligence, the Braves sent special assistant Roy Clark and amateur scouting director Brian Bridges to the showcase and were serious from the outset. When Clark and Bridges delivered their scouting reports to the front office, there was a lot more discussion about Tebows bat speed than the potential impact on ticket sales with the Class A Carolina Mudcats.Baseball talent evaluators point out, correctly, that Michael Jordan failed in his brief fling with the game. But Jordan did hit .202 with 30 stolen bases for the Double-A Birmingham Barons, and Tebows swing is infinitely better than Jordans. After last weeks workout, USA Today quoted a scout who said Tebow looked like an actor trying to play baseball. Other than Robert Redford in The Natural, how many actors do you know who can hit a baseball farther than 400 feet?Could Tebow possibly block a young outfielder in the Mets system? Sure. But thats their problem, not ours. Could he generate a frenzy of attention in spring training at the expense of the other players? Yes. But thats a problem that ace PR man Jay Horwitz will have to address, not us.In the 2008, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed two pitchers out of a reality TV show in India. They both washed out in the minor leagues, but the 2014 movie Million Dollar Arm grossed $39.2 million on a $25 million budget and garnered 63 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. If a publicity stunt is fun because it involves two scrappy, anonymous underdogs, why cant it be fun with a former Heisman Trophy winner whos a fish out of water?If this venture ends the way most people expect it to, Tebow will get discouraged by the bus trips and the failure in the minors and go back to his TV work with ESPN. If that happens, baseball purists can nod their heads in agreement and say, See, we told you this game is a lot harder than everybody thinks.Or maybe Tebow is less of a joke and sticks around for more than a season. Either way, he gets to see his quest through to fruition with no what ifs.For me, you pursue what you love regardless of what else happens, Tebow said last week in Los Angeles. If you fail or fall flat on your face, and thats the worst thing that can happen, its OK.In a roundabout way, that same thinking applies to his new employers, the Mets. Their partnership with Tebow might end with a big, fat oh-fer. But at least theyll know they tried. 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The Spaniard memorably won eight successive events in the principality, from 2005 to 2012, but has not reached the final since 2013 when he was beaten by Novak Djokovic.With the French Open the next major on the calendar Nadal will be hoping for a return to title-winning ways - he has not won a tournament since Hamburg in August 2015 and has lost his last three finals (albeit to Djokovic twice and Roger Federer once). The world No 5 reached the semi-final at Indian Wells before losing to Djokovic and it was the formidable world No 1 who saw off Nadal in the Spaniards only final this year (Doha in January). Aljaz Bedene will take on Rafael Nadal for the first time in his career Britains Bedene, ranked 60th in the world, provides the opposition in a first ever meeting between the pair and Nadal will start as strong favourite in some of his preferred surroundings.On the subject of surroundings, Monte Carlo resident Djokovic will not have to travel to far for his first outing on clay - he faces Czech Jiri Vesely in second round action on Tuesday.Djokovic, winner of the first two Masters events of the year to go with his Australian Open title, has never faced the World No 55 before but is the defending champion after victory over Tomas Berdych in 2015.Despite a low-key season to date Vesely could provide a tricky test for the Serb having won a first round encounter with Teymuraz Gabashvili off the back of a run to the semi-finals on clay in Marrakech last week.Stan Wawrinka opens proceedings on Court Central against Philipp Kohlschreiber, while home favourite Gael Monfils is also in action against Fabio Fognini. Richard Gasquet meets Lucas Pouille in an all-French clash while the identity of Andy Murrays next opponent will emerge from Joao Sousas meeting with Benoit Paire. One to watchMilos Raonic is one of the form players of the year, reaching the semi-final in Melbourne, the final at Indian Wells and the quarter-final in Miami having started the season with victory in the Brisbane international. Pablo Cuevas has won two events already this year - both on clay However, Argentinian Pablo Cuevas could rightly lay claim to the title as well, he is one of five players with multiple singles titles on the tour this year, winning on the clay in both Rio and Sao Paulo and he is sure to give the big serving Canadian a tough workout.Raonic won their only previous meeting in Portugal in 2014 but both players have improved immeasurably in the two years since with Raonic tipped as the next man to break the stranglehold on the big four at thhe majors and 30-year-old Cuevass two title this year just one less than his has previously managed in his career. Patrick Patterson Jersey. Surprise in store Damir Dzumhur beat Rafael Nadal at the Miami Masters Damir Dzumhur saw off Nadal in the second round in Miami so will fancy his chances of a possible upset against world No 7 Tomas Berdych.The Czech lost in last years Monte Carlo final and has two wins from the two meetings between the pair but both were on outdoor hard courts.World No 99 Dzumhur made the last 16 in Florida but lost to Berdych in Doha earlier this year - he blows hot and cold but Berdych will have to be on his game if he is to advance.In case you missed itAndy Murray was made to work for his second round victory against Pierre-Hugues Herbert which came in three tough sets while number eight seed David Ferrer withdrew from the event with an unspecified injury.Roger Federers return from injury was perhaps the major story of the day, the Swiss has not played since the Australian Open following knee surgery and a stomach bug but he saw off Guillermo Garcia Lopez in fine style.However it was Feliciano Lopez who delivered a memorable moment, a furious blast in the direction of the umpire with whom he was less than impressed... 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RENTON, Wash. Jurickson Profar Jersey . -- Instead of spending the day after wrapping up another division title celebrating and talking about what comes next for the Seattle Seahawks, Pete Carroll was again forced to address another sideline outburst by Richard Sherman.This time, Shermans display had Carroll considering discipline for his standout cornerback.Seattle clinched its third NFC West title in the past four seasons with a 24-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Its the fourth division title for the franchise since Carroll arrived in 2010 and a fifth straight playoff appearance dating back to 2012 and the arrival of quarterback Russell Wilson. The victory also kept alive Seattles hopes of landing the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye in the playoffs.Yet, that accomplishment seemed to get overshadowed by a second visible sideline blowup by Sherman this season, this one directed at the plays being called by Seattles offense near the goal line.There was a moment in the game there where he got really worked up and emotional, Carroll said.Carroll met with Sherman on Friday morning to talk over what happened. Carroll indicated Shermans response during the meeting determined whether there would be any discipline for what some might view as insubordination.The meeting went very well and was very clear, Carroll said. And I know the guy Im talking to. I know him as well as you could know a guy. I know how he feels about it and Im fine about what happened. That doesnt mean it was OK. That doesnt mean it was something that didnt need to be addressed. He was the only guy in my office this morning. We went right after it. I was going to make my decision on how to move forward based on what happened.Shermans anger boiled over during the third quarter with Seattle inside the Los Angeles 5 and leading 10-3. On first-and-goal at the 1, Wilson forced a pass in the direction of Jimmy Graham that appeared to be intercepted by the Rams Bryce Hager. After a review, it was determined Hager didnt have possession before stepping out of bounds, but that didnt stop Sherman from screaming in the direction of Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell about his displeasure with throwing from the 1.Two plays later, Doug Baldwin caught a 1-yard TD pass, yet Sherman didnt back down after the game when asked why he was so upset. He even brought up the Super Bowl loss to New England and Wilsons famous pass from the 1 that was intercepted by Malcolm Butler.Im upset about us throwing from the 1. Id rather do what most teams would do and make a conscientious decision to run the ball straight up the middle, Sherman said.Sherman previously erupted on the sideline in October in a win over Atlanta when a blown coverage led to an easy touchdown for the Falcons. That time, Shermans anger was directed at defensive coordinator Kris Richard, who was yelling back at Sherman. It was Shermans teammates that eventually calmed him down after several minutes.Sherman didnt seem nearly as agitated on Thursday, but crossing the line by yelling about how the offense was being handled was more significant. Carroll said he couldnt guarantee Sherman wont have another outburst in the future.I love this guy and who he is and what hes all about and the man hes grown to be and is going to become, Carroll said. These are all great lessons and opportunities to learn. He has a lot to offer the world and Im proud to say hes growing, hes learning and hes getting better. This was a good instance for him to check it and figure that out and make the right decision on how to move forward and hes going to do that.Game notes Carroll did not have updates on punter Jon Ryan, who suffered a concussion. Carroll said they will evaluate Ryan early next week and decide then if another punter needs to be brought in for next Saturdays game against Arizona. Well have a punt, pass and kick contest this week if we need to, Carroll said. ... DE Michael Bennett appeared to be fine after leaving the game with a neck strain in the second half, Carroll said.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap Rangers Jerseys Authentic . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Shin-Soo Choo Jersey . 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The team has never been permitted to put 12th Man on merchandise.We are obviously pleased to have in place the new agreement with the Seattle Seahawks that serves to control and minimize any use of Texas A&Ms trademark 12th Man by any entity other than Texas A&M and its authorized licensees, Texas A&M system chancellor John Sharp said in a statement.Over the past couple of years, the Seahawks have used the 12th Man phrase on fewer occasions as the team has shifted to using 12 and 12s, which Seattle has sought to own.The Seahawks filed for their first 122 trademark with the U. Nolan Ryan Jersey. S. Patent and Trademark Office in April 2006 with Spirit of 12, which it became a registered owner of in 2008. Since then, the Seahawks -- under their parent company, Football Northwest -- filed for trademarks using 12 or 12s on 52 occasions.The Seahawks are the owners of 12, The 12s, We Are 12s.Texas A&M and the Seahawks began working together after the university took legal action against the team for using the phrase Texas A&M had trademarked in 1990 without its permission.After the initial lump sum of $100,000 in 2006, the Seahawks had been paying $5,000 a year. The amount of the fee in the new deal that runs through 2021 is unknown.As with the former contracts, the compensation is not expected to be large, but it is nonetheless important for the school. Having a contract for use with an NFL team further helps establish the value of Texas A&Ms trademark.In November, Texas A&M sued the Indianapolis Colts for using the 12th Man without the schools permission. The lawsuit was settled with no money changing hands after the Colts agreed to stop using it. 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