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NEW YORK -- Chicago guard Dwyane Wade was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for making a throat slashing gesture after hitting a late 3-pointer in his Bulls debut Thursday night. Air Max 95 Baratas .Wade got the ball in the corner, took a dribble to his left and stepped back for the 3-pointer. He made the gesture after the ball swished through the net, and then jumped around as the crowd roared.Wade finished with 22 points in the Bulls 105-99 home victory over the Boston Celtics. Vapormax Blancas Hombre .Y. - Jerome Samson scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the St. Vapormax 97 Comprar . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. http://www.vapormaxplusespana.es/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. WASHINGTON -- It is one of baseballs enduring mysteries in recent years and will be front-and-center in Game 1 of the NL Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals that begins Friday:Why is LA lefty Clayton Kershaw so downright masterful during the regular season and so decidedly mediocre during the playoffs?While a player such as Washington slugger Bryce Harper talks about thriving when the stage is biggest, the lights brightest, the TV audience broadest, Kershaw seems to spend early October dealing with questions about happens to him at this time of year. He goes from being a three-time Cy Young Award winner (with a pair of other top-three finishes in voting) who wins two out of every three decisions (126-60 career record) and owns a 2.37 ERA to just a guy: 2-6, 4.59 ERA.The bad ones stand out more, he said Thursday, for sure.He offered one possible explanation for the disparity, and a hopeful-sounding view of why things could be different this time around, beginning when he faces Max Scherzer and the rest of the NL East champions.In years gone by, Kershaw said, he thought he was supposed to carry the Dodgers.But he missed more than two months with a back injury in 2016 and thought it took some time to get completely comfortable when he returned for five starts in September.In the past, Ive definitely felt that pressure more. But this years been a little bit different for me, just as far as having to watch on the sidelines. ... Its really kind of hit home for me a little bit, as Ive come back, that I can definitely be a part of this and definitely help and definitely be a factor in winning, Kershaw said. But I dont have to be THE factor.Another difference: He recently picked up somewhat of a sidearm delivery for the occasional 95 mph fastball, something he got from Game 2 starter Rich Hill.Neither Dodgers rookie manager Dave Roberts nor Kershaw himself has spent time going over video of past playoff performances to try to glean anything that could be improved or changed for this series.I dont read too much into it and havent looked back on it. I dont think it has any bearing on this postseason, the start tomorrow, Roberts said. And I really dont think Clayton cares, either.Setting aside Kershaws particular case, for the moment, there are those players, to be sure, who are able to elevate themsellves when the stakes and scrutiny are the greatest. Nike Vapormax Plus Baratas. arper, who slugged .882 with three homers in Washingtons 2014 NLDS loss to San Francisco, describes himself as someone who enjoys playing in front of millions of people and adds: My heart doesnt really race or anything like that. Im super calm. I feel great at the plate. I feel great in the outfield. Just feels like home.Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth, who won a World Series title with Philadelphia in 2008, spoke about Phillies teammate Jimmy Rollins as an example of someone who performed best when the TV cameras turned on.The red lights on and, all of a sudden, he turns into a superhero. Thats more personality than DNA, I think, Werth said. Some guys can do it. Some guys are the opposite. They play better during the season, when no ones watching.Some other story lines to watch in the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals:ROOKIE STARS: This series features two outstanding rookies who might be the teams most dynamic offensive players, Dodgers SS Corey Seager (.308 average, 26 HRs) and Nationals CF Trea Turner (.342, 13 HRs, 33 SBs in 73 games). Hes going to help us out tremendously the next couple of weeks, Harper said about Turner.HOME VS. ROAD: The Dodgers went 53-28 at home and only 38-43 on the road in 2016; if the best-of-five NLDS goes the distance, Game 5 will be at Nationals Park. You know what? Roberts said. I dont think therell be carryover.CLOSE CLOSERS: Each club features a top regular-season closer -- Washingtons Mark Melancon converted 47 of 51 save chances this year; LAs Kenley Jansen went 47 for 53. One difference: Melancon was asked to earn a save of more than three outs only twice all season, while Jansen did it five times, and Roberts said hed have no qualms about asking for that repeatedly in the series.HISTORY-MAKING MANAGERS: This is the first postseason matchup in MLB history involving two black managers. It gives us some pride, in being African-American, to show people that not only can we do the job, but we can do the job better than most, Washingtons Dusty Baker said.---AP Sports Writer Stephen Whyno contributed.---Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL China Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' ' 
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SYRACUSE, N. Cheap Air Max 98 All Gold .Y. -- The first game of his tenure at Syracuse is in the books, and Dino Babers has the Orange on the right track. Not getting derailed in Week 2 is another matter.Syracuse (1-0) hosts No. 13 Louisville (1-0) on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams, and the Cardinals, with versatile quarterback Lamar Jackson leading the way, are certainly a big step up from FCS Colgate.Jackson is coming off a record-setting performance in the season opener against Charlotte, a 70-14 blitz in which he only played the first half and still accounted for a stunning 405 yards and eight touchdowns.He reminds me of all the good ones, Babers said. Hes just a fabulous player. And he gets to touch the ball every single snap that theyre on offense.Syracuse opened the season at home with a 33-7 victory over FCS foe Colgate, a veteran team ranked in the preseason. Eric Dungey was 34-for-40 for 355 yards (all career highs) and two TD passes as the Orange completed a school-record 87 percent of its passes and accumulated 554 yards.The home team is hopeful its 12th man will show up for this one. Only 31,336 came to the opener, about 18,000 below capacity.Its a huge challenge, Dungey said. Hopefully, we can get a lot of fans out there. The Dome when it gets loud, its a tough place to play in.Petrino has been making his practices noisy to prepare for a heightened decibel level. The Carrier Dome is usually deafening in tight games, even when it isnt filled.Its a loud place. Its loud no matter how many people they have in there, Petrino said. Its a good challenge for us -- its something that we really need.Other things of note when Louisville visits Syracuse on Friday night:JACKSONS FOLLOW-UP: Jackson set a school record for touchdowns accounted for, including six passing to tie another mark, as Louisville amassed 663 yards in the rout of Charlotte. Jackson wasnt perfect in missing some downfield throws early, but he read blitzes well enough to hit running backs who converted those catches into TDs. Petrino said the mobile sophomore left room for improvement but was pleased with his poise in the pocket. I did think that he really delivered the ball well, the coach said. And it was good to see him keep his focus down field and deliver the ball as hes getting hit standing in there.MOVE THE CHAINS, PLEASE: Syracuses uptempo game puts extra pressure on opposing defenses, and on the game officials to move the chains quickly to get set for the next play. The Orange ran 81 plays in its win over Colgate, and Babers expects the pace to pick up as the season progresses. Theyre playing fast, Petrino said. Thats one of the things they brag about, is how fast they go. Weve got to see if all of thats legal because theres a few times theyre snapping the ball and the down markers havent even been moved yet.Syracuses record for plays in a regulation game is 98, set in a 35-21 over Kansas in 1959, when the Orange went unbeaten and won its lone national championship.RUN SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE: Syracuse has a solid stable of tailbacks, led by Jordan Fredericks, Dontae Strickland, and freshman Moe Neal, who scored on a 49-yard run last week on his first college carry. Subtract that long run, and the team gained another 49 yards on 27 carries, an average of 1.8 yards per carry.MONEY-DOWN MASTERS: Playing second-year FBS member Charlotte didnt matter to Louisvilles defense, which held the 49ers to 208 yards with the first-teamers allowing just 92 in the first half. Most notable was the Cardinals success in denying Charlotte any conversions on their 13 third-down chances, their best effort since holding Boston College to 1 of 14 last season.DOUBLE TROUBLE: In its season-opening win, Syracuse had two receivers with double-digit receptions, a school first. Ervin Philips matched Art Monks school record with 14 catches, and graduate transfer Amba Etta-Tawo had an even dozen receptions for 210 yards and a score.---AP College Football Website: www.collegefootball.org---AP Sports Writer Gary Graves in Louisville contributed.---Follow Kekis on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Greek1947 Cheap Air Max 98 All Black . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. Cheap Air Max 98 Brown . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. http://www.cheapairmax98.us/cheap-air-max-98-all-red/ . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. COLUMBIA, S.C. - Alabama volleyball needed just three sets to dispatch South Carolina Friday night at the Carolina Volleyball Center, sweeping the Gamecocks by set scores of 28-26, 25-19 and 25-22.Alabama (18-11, 7-9 SEC) has now won six-straight matches over South Carolina (18-9, 6-9 SEC), stretching back to the 2013 season. The two teams went to extra points in the first set as Alabama came back to take the lead in the late stages of the frame before winning a comparatively decisive second set, 25-19. A late push by the Gamecocks in set three added some drama in the final points but Alabama ultimately persevered to win 25-22.Krystal Rivers led all players with 19 kills, her second-highest total in a three-set match this season, which puts her just seven shy of tying the Alabama career kills record with two matches remaining in the regular season. Rivers also earned four of the teams seven service aces, tying a season-high. Shannon Mikesky and Alexa Tomlak split setting duties, earning 18 and 12, respectively, while Abolanle Onipede went error-free with a .385 hitting percentage, her second-highest total in SEC play.The Gamecocks scored the first two points of the opening set and maintained a relatively slim lead until scoring three-straight points to slightly extend its lead to 14-10. South Carolina led by five at Alabamas first timeout, 16-11, but a late 3-1 run by the Tide cut the deficit to three points, 21-18, as South Carolina was forced to take a timeout following a block on the right side by Leah Lawrence and Rivers. Alabama continued to fight back and eventually tie the set at 23-23 on a kill up the middle by Hayley McSparin as South Carolina burned its final timeout. A Gamecock block on the next point gave the home team set point, 24-23, and the Tide took its final timeout before a USC attack error tied it back at 24-24. Cheap Air Max 98 Rose. Alabama staved off two more set points by South Carolina before pulling ahead 27-26 on a Gamecock attack error and finishing off the lengthy set victory with a kill by Brittany Thomas, winning 28-26.Set two was tightly contested with seven tie scores early on until South Carolina gained a slim 11-9 lead. Alabama responded with four-straight points, including a pair of aces by Rivers, to lead 13-11 and force the Gamecocks to take its first timeout. Leading by two later, 17-15, a kill by Lawrence made it a three-point game as South Carolina took its second timeout. Leading 18-16 two points later, Alabama closed out the set on a 7-3 run to win, 25-19, and take a 2-0 match lead.Alabama got off to a hot start in set three, scoring four unanswered points to start the frame and pulling ahead 7-1 before South Carolina was forced to burn an early timeout. The Tide led by five at the halfway mark, 13-8, and a 3-1 run extended the lead to seven points at the Gamecocks second timeout, 16-9. South Carolina started to trim the deficit with a 4-2 run and Alabama looked to slow the momentum with its first timeout of the set, leading 18-13. Alabama reached match point at 24-20 but South Carolina kept the match alive with back-to-back points as the Tide regrouped with a timeout leading 24-22. Rivers finished the match on the next point with her team-leading 19th kill of the night to give Alabama the 25-22 win and the three-set match victory.Next up, Alabama plays its final home match of the season on Wednesday, Nov. 23 against Ole Miss (15-13, 4-11 SEC). The match, which is the Tides senior night, is set for a 7 p.m. CT start. Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL China Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' ' 
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SEPANG, Malaysia -- Rainy weather may be the only thing that can stop Mercedes from clinching a third straight Formula One constructors title at this weekends Malaysian Grand Prix, as new championship leader Nico Rosberg seeks to capitalize on his current edge over teammate Lewis Hamilton. Cheap Bengals Jerseys .Mercedes has won all but one race this year -- when the teammates took each other out in a crash -- and is now poised to seal the team championship with five races to spare. It needs to score only three points more than closest rival Red Bull, while preventing Ferrari from outscoring Mercedes by 22 points or more, in order to clinch the title.Thunderstorms are forecast throughout the race weekend, and the Malaysian race and qualifying have a history of being hit by heavy rain. That may give some encouragement to Red Bull and Ferrari that they can challenge Mercedes.A resurfacing of the track will complicate matters for all teams, as their data from previous years on tire degradation will be obsolete.Rosberg has won the past three races to turn a 19-point deficit to Hamilton into an eight-point lead. The tension between the teammates is spilling over from the track.We are pushing each other very hard on the race track and even off the race track, Rosberg said Thursday. Its a great battle and everything counts, in many areas.The German has never won on the sweeping turns and long straights of Sepang, but that should not be considered much of an omen, as he has recorded first-ever victories at five other circuits this season.Hamiltons campaign has taken a turn for the worse after his own hat-trick of race wins in mid-season.Ive had ups and downs. Ive had tough runs and Ive had good runs, and its not particularly any different to any of those, Hamilton said of the latest reversal of fortunes. Its all about how you handle it, how you deal with it.His handling of it was commendable in the previous race in Singapore as he took a fighting third place despite a weekend of technical setbacks.However, Hamilton hinted at some discontent Thursday. Asked about alterations to the set-up of the car in recent races, he said: If something changes when it doesnt need to be changed, it can have all sorts of effects.Theres other things in the background which they (the team) can apply more effort to, but thats internal stuff, he added.Team management was staying neutral in the title fight between the Mercedes pair, and Hamilton said there had been no efforts to buoy his spirts following the recent championship turnaround.The team doesnt have anything to say to me because were embarking on the team championship, which is what they care about. Me and the (drivers) world championship are not really their priority in a sense.McLaren driver Jenson Button will make his 300th race start this weekend, joining Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello as the only men to reach that milestone.When I started in 2000, I remember speaking to my Dad, and he said, `How long do you think youll race for? and I said, `Ill be done by the time Im 30, and here I am at 36, Button said. It definitely sucks you in, Formula One, and it doesnt let go for a long time. Vincent Rey Jersey . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. Tyler Kroft Jersey . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. http://www.cheapbengalsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-carlos-dunlap-jersey . President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East. Washington State coach Mike Leach is complaining that police in Pullman and members of the media are unfairly focusing on alleged misdeeds by his players.Leach read a prepared statement after practice on Tuesday night in which he complained about three recent incidents that led to assault investigations by police. Leach said he was concerned that the only people being accused of crimes in the incidents are football players.No one has been found guilty, Leach said, according to a transcript of the comments posted online by The Spokesman-Review. Some have not been arrested. None are charged.Comments to the media have distorted the facts and already condemned football players in the court of public opinion, Leach said.Many of the statements are incomplete or totally false, Leach said. Im going to do what I should have done in the first place, which is presume them innocent until proven guilty.On Monday, police arrested one Washington State player on suspicion of assault, and recommended that assault charges be filed against another player in a separate incident.Police are also investigating a large fight earlier in the summer allegedly involving multiple unnamed football players and students.Pullman Police Chief Garyy Jenkins denied his officers are picking on players. Kevin Huber Jersey. I disagree that we are targeting football players, Jenkins said Wednesday. We treat everyone the same. We treat everyone fair.Jenkins said his officers conducted thorough and professional investigations of the incidents, with no preferential treatment for anyone.Athletic director Bill Moos issued a statement Wednesday saying the school will cooperate fully with law enforcement.We intend to respect the legal process and all the rights guaranteed to everyone involved, Moos said.Until the full legal process has reached completion, WSU Athletics will have no further comment on these matters, Moos said. We believe such a position is most fair to all parties and best protects the integrity of the legal process.Washington State students and staff dominate Pullman, a town of about 30,000 people. Students make up two-thirds of the population, Jenkins said.Leachs team has struggled this season, losing to Eastern Washington and Boise State in the first two games. On Monday, Leach lashed out at his players for not being tough enough. 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MONTREAL -- With all the changes the Montreal Alouettes have made recently, Anthony Calvillo still wasnt sure Wednesday who hed hear calling the teams offensive plays against the Toronto Argonauts. Custom Edmonton Oilers Jerseys . Montreal GM Jim Popp, the Alouettes interim head coach, made it clear former CFL head coach Doug Berry will be sending plays into Calvillo although he wasnt exactly sure where from. "Were determining whether we want that direct combination of Doug and Anthony looking at each other coming off the sideline or do we keep it the same (from upstairs coachs box)," Popp said. "All of a sudden if we flip theres another change so we havent decided that." Popp will begin his third coaching stint with the Alouettes (2-3) when they host the defending Grey Cup champions Thursday night at Percival Molson Stadium. Popp replaces Dan Hawkins, who was fired after five games despite signing a three-year contract in the off-season with the club. Berry was hired as a special advisor to Hawkins when he unveiled his new coaching staff Feb. 19. Now Montreals struggling offence is in the hands of Berry, a former Alouettes offensive co-ordinator and Winnipeg head coach. Be it from the coachs box or the sidelines, Berry will be in constant communication with Calvillo against Toronto. Mike Miller, who served as Hawkins offensive co-ordinator, will have a more focused role working with Calvillo. "Theyre still discussing whats best and well have that all ready to go (Thursday) but if theres a switch itll be one for one," Popp said. "Mike will go to the box and Doug will come down, or well leave it exactly the same. "Either way, Doug is calling the play." Montreal and Toronto split their season series last year before the Argos defeated the Alouettes in the East Division final en route to winning the 100th Grey Cup. After a 1-2 start this season, the Double Blue is atop the conference with a 3-2 record. "They play well together," said Alouettes receiver Arland Bruce III, a former Argo. "You know, they talk, they communicate well and we just have to take advantage of the holes that they leave open for us and just keeping chipping away, chipping away. "I think we have a good package in for that and well see what happens." Toronto head coach Scott Milanovich served as Montreals offensive co-ordinator when the club won consecutive Grey Cups in 2009 and 2010 under Marc Trestman. Trestman is now the head coach with the NFLs Chicago Bears. Chris Jones, Torontos assistant head coach and defensive co-ordinator, also won the first of his Grey Cup rings in 2002 as Montreals defensive line coach. The two teams will meet three times over the next five weeks, including a home-and-home series five days apart in early September. "Weve been preparing for Toronto," Calvillo said. "We know theyre a great team. "We know coach Jones is very creative in what he is able to do with the defence with all the different looks but weve had a great week of preparation. Things have been different for us in terms of we were able to get the game plan a lot earlier this week." Calvillo said despite the coaching change, Montreals offence has been able to get a lot of work done. "We were able to rep a lot of plays," he said. "I mean, that first day was almost 50 plays, the second day was almost 40 plays and then (Tuesday) was about 20 plays. "It went very fast and the good thing is we executed at a high level so I think overall were headed in the right direction." Montreal wont have veteran receiver Jamel Richardson as the two-time all-star suffered a season-ending knee injury earlier this week in practice. Richardson cracked the 1,000-yard receiving plateau for the fifth time last year and had 18 catches for 197 yards this season. "What youll see the rest of the season is receivers moving into different positions," Popp said. "They wont all just be a wide receiver or a slot receiver." Running back Brandon Whitaker (shoulder) wont play Thursday. Thats a big blow as Whitaker ran for 162 yards in Montreals 32-27 win over Edmonton on July 25 before being injured. Whitaker hopes to return for next weeks road game at Saskatchewan. Defensive tackle Moton Hopkins replaces Scooter Berry, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against Edmonton. Hopkins missed all of last season after a blood clot was discovered in his lung. Hopkins had a Greenfield Filter inserted into a vein in his chest to prevent another clot from reaching his lung. "Its been a long, long time," he said. "And then watching on the sidelines while being here was tough, too. "But I understand the situation and Im just really excited to get an opportunity. I hate that it had to come with Scoot getting hurt because I love the dude to death, but Im really happy to get a chance to play again." You can catch the Alouettes hosting the Argonauts live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV on Thursday at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. Wayne Gretzky Jersey . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. Cam Talbot Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. http://www.hockeyoilers.com/authentic-adam-larsson-oilers-jersey/ . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. Saketh Myneni registered a straight-set victory of 6-3, 6-0 over Serbias Pedja Krstin in the third round of the US Open qualifiers to advance to the main draw of the final Grand Slam of the season in New York on Friday.The match lasted 56 minutes.Saketh, ranked 143rd in the world, had previously defeated?Albano Olivetti from France and?USAs Mitchell Krueger in the last two rounds.This will be Sakeths first Grand Slam appearance where he will face World No. 48 JJiri Vesely in the first round. Ty Rattie Jersey. If he advances, he may face World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the second round.The last Indian to have played in the main draw of a Grand Slam in the singles category was Yuki Bhambri, currently ranked 171 in the world, who had lost to Andy Murray in the first round of Australian Open in 2015. Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL China Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' ' 
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Canelo Alvarez knocked out Liam Smith and called out Gennady Golovkin. Martin Hanzal Jersey .Alvarez stopped Smith in the ninth round Saturday night after dropping him in the previous two rounds, winning the WBO light middleweight championship before a record crowd of 51,240 at AT&T Stadium.The victory kept the 26-year-old Alvarez (48-1-1) on pace for a showdown with undefeated, unified middleweight champion Golovkin that is expected be held by September 2017, according to Alvarez promoter Oscar De La Hoya.I fear no man, Alvarez said in the AT&T ring through an interpreter. I am the best fighter in this. About a month ago, we offered GGG three or four times as much to make the fight.Golovkin is a 34-year-old based in Santa Monica, California and the Kazakhstan native has said he wants the fight as soon as possible. Signals have been mixed from the Alvarez camp whether he was waiting to better negotiating terms and location as well as wanting to spend more time training at a higher weight.Alvarez had won a middleweight title but vacated it for this shot at the junior middleweight championship, sparking criticism that he was avoiding the hard-punching Golovkin.We are ready for him and he doesnt want to accept, Alvarez said. As I said, we are a team and I fear no one. I fight the best and I want to fight the best. I am the best at this sport and Viva La Mexico!Negotiations toward a fight this fall fell apart, and some were surprised Alvarez said Golovkin had been offered a fight.The large crowd for the Mexican Independence weekend bout will keep the home of the Dallas Cowboys in the running for the prospective match with Golovkin. The attendance record had been set in a Manny Pacquiao fight.Alvarez was loudly cheered throughout the fight as well as every time he was shown on the screen during undercard bouts. Before the knockout in the ninth, his blistering pace of right uppercuts continued to take a toll and he opened a cut above Smiths right eye.Smith (23-1-1) wasnt the pushover some expected when Alvarez announced the fight instead of meeting Golovkin. An inch taller and a little stronger, Smith had never been knocked down. He was willing take some hits while trying to land his knockout right. Alvarez was much quicker and had a strong and swift left while trying to set up a barrage of left and right body blows.If I would have waited a little longer and gotten more experience I would have been able to fight a guy like that better, Smith said. I am very disappointed. Canelo was too good. I needed better timing, my timing was off. Valeri Nichushkin Jersey . 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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Even as he lay on his back looking up at plate umpire Mark Wegner calling him out, Josh Reddick thought he was safe.So did Oakland third base coach Ron Washington, who frantically gestured toward the home dugout looking for a challenge.Athletics manager Bob Melvin saw it the same way -- and he was watching from the clubhouse after being ejected earlier in the game.Turned out, all three of them were right.Reddick scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on a play that was overturned by replay, and Oakland held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Friday night.I had a good view of it on video from about 10 different angles, Melvin said. Thats a play (where) we have to be aggressive. Its the right call to send him, he was safe, made a good slide. Ended up being a good outcome for us.Reddick drew a two-out walk from Brett Cecil (0-6) and went to second on Khris Davis single. Stephen Vogt followed with a sharp single up the middle before center fielder Kevin Pillar appeared to throw out a sliding Reddick at the plate.Wegner initially called Reddick out, but As bench coach Mark Kotsay -- filling in for Melvin -- challenged the ruling. The call was overturned after a review of 2 minutes, 56 seconds.I thought I got in pretty good, but Im not the guy thats going to look back in the dugout and do the headset movement, Reddick said. I knew I was safe.Reddick, Davis and Vogt all homered for the As. Ryan Dull (3-2) retired five batters to earn the win, and Ryan Madson pitched the ninth for his 18th save.The Blue Jays lost for the second time in 10 games and dropped three games out of first place in the AL East. They couldnt hold leads of 3-2 and 7-3.Reddick homered in the third. Davis and Vogt hit back-to-back shots in the fifth. All three home runs came off Toronto starter Marcus Stroman.Stroman was chased after Vogts home run in the fifth. The right-hander gavve up seven runs in 4 2/3 innings with five strikeouts. Mike Gartner Jersey. Early in the game he was ball one on everybody, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Youve got to get ahead. He just wasnt as sharp, really.Oakland rookie Daniel Mengden allowed seven runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings.Melvin and first baseman Yonder Alonso were ejected in the fourth for arguing balls and strikes.NEW-LOOK ASBefore the game, Melvin said the As plan to cut into the playing time of OF Coco Crisp and 3B Danny Valencia to take a look at some of the teams younger prospects like Jake Smolinski and Ryon Healy. Both started against Toronto, batting eighth and ninth in the lineup, respectively. Smolinski has appeared in only 77 major league games. Healy, called up from Triple-A Nashville before the game, made his major league debut. Crisp went 0 for 5 as the designated hitter, and Valencia entered on defense in the fifth after Alonsos ejection.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: Jose Bautistas sore left big toe is getting better but there is still no word on when he might return. Bautista has been hitting off a tee. ... RHP Marco Estrada (back) is expected to come off the disabled list in time to start against Seattle when the Blue Jays return home on July 22.Athletics: OF Billy Burns was optioned to Nashville after struggling at the plate over the past month. Burns ranks eighth in the AL with 14 stolen bases but is batting just .234. ... RHP Nick Tepesch was designated for assignment.UP NEXTBlue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (7-9) starts Saturday in Oakland. The knuckleballer has allowed six earned runs over his last 21 innings.Athletics: Sonny Gray (3-8) hopes to end a seven-game losing streak that is tied for the longest in the majors. The right-hander has a 6.16 ERA over his past 12 starts. 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Wallabies lock Rory Arnold has signed a three-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union and the Brumbies. Brandon Roy Jersey .Arnold made his Wallabies debut this year in the first Test of the series against England, at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, before making eight more appearances during the year.Arnold said he was deeply committed to Australian Rugby, despite having received offers from overseas clubs.It was flattering to receive offers from overseas, and it wasnt an easy decision to make, but I am committed to the Brumbies, and Australian rugby, and am looking forward to attempting to stake a claim for a regular place in both the Super Rugby and international line-ups, he said.The lure of the Rugby World Cup in 2019 played a major part in my decision and I was hesitant to head overseas too early in my career.Its a new era at the Brumbies and there are a number of talented young players coming through the ranks both here and in Australian rugby in general and it is an exciting time to be involved. Zach Collins Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Terry Porter Jersey . Batiste, who briefly signed with the Eskimos in 2006, has spent time with several NFL teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. http://www.cheapblazersjerseyschina.com/ . -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action.While this weeks focus has been on the Nedbank Golf Challenge, Andrew Coltart and Wayne Riley travelled to the nearby Lost City Golf Course to check out the most dangerous hole in the world. The Sun City layout, situated just down the road from the Gary Player Country Club, is another masterpiece of design from the South African legend, and the 13th poses many problems for the players aside from trying to make par.Its a 198-yard par-three which features an elevated tee and a substantial drop to the generous green, surrounded by a collection of large bunkers. What will Radar find when he reaches his ball? The change in elevation as well as the swirling winds have caught out golfers of all standards over the years, but the real danger here is provided by the local residents.And as Radar finds out, a miscue off the tee can result in a second shot fraught with peril as he finds his ball next to one of many large crocodiles that inhabit the course! Live European Tour Golf November 12, 2016, 7:00am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Watch the video to see Coltart and Radar describe what makes the 13th at Lost City one of the most dangerous holes in golf, and dont miss our live coverage of the Nedbank Golf Challenge over the weekend on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf. Evan Turner Jersey. Also See: WATCH: Mongoose invasion Garcia in dangerous waters Golf live on Sky Sports 4 European Tour Schedule Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL China Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' ' 
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SYDNEY -- Greyhound racing will be shut down in the Australian state of New South Wales from July 2017 after a state parliamentary inquiry found overwhelming evidence of animal cruelty. Brian Urlacher Jersey .The inquirys report, released Thursday, found between 48,000 and 68,000 greyhounds were killed in the state in the past 12 years because they were deemed uncompetitive.It also found up to 20 percent of trainers had engaged in live baiting -- feeding live animals to the dogs -- and that on average 180 greyhounds a year suffered critical injuries during races.The inquiry was launched last year following reports of live baiting and mass killings in the greyhound industry.State Premier Mike Baird said in response to widespread illegal and unconscionable activity ... I can today announce an end to greyhound racing.Baird said his government, the first state administration to ban greyhound racing in the country, would announce detailed plans for the shutdown later this year following consultation with the industry and animal welfare organizations.He said the move would include a welfare plan for existing greyhounds, including opportunities for re-homing, a transition arrangement for existing Greyhound Racing NSW assets, including race tracks to ensure they are used as open public space.Baird said the state would be following many jurisdictions across the United States and the world which have banned greyhound racing to protect animal welfare.Greyhound trainer Bob Whitelaw, from the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, said he was devastated by the news.I can assure you that the industry will fight this to the finish. I have got no doubt, he said.But Baird said his government was left with no acceptable course of action except to close this industry down.In Queensland, animal welfare groups immediately called for a similar ban in that state.Greyhound racing is also banned in 38 U.S. states, and in South Africa and Italy, according to Australias Fairfax Media. Prince Amukamara Jersey . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Hroniss Grasu 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. http://www.cheapbearsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-bryce-callahan-jersey . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. TOKYO -- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach expressed willingness Tuesday to work with Tokyo officials to try to reduce spiraling cost estimates for the 2020 Summer Games.Bach arrived in Japan amid growing tension between Olympic organizers and recently elected Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and her push to cuts costs. He declined to discuss specific proposals, saying he only knew about them from media reports.The Tokyo metropolitan government will finalize its internal study, then well discuss it with the other stakeholders ... and then I am confident that you will see a significant reduction in the cost compared to what we have seen so far from the press, Bach told reporters after a 40-minute televised meeting with Koike.After her election at the end of July, Koike convened a panel of independent experts to review Olympic venues and costs.Its most drastic proposal has been to suggest moving the rowing and canoeing venue to northern Japan, after the estimated cost for the planned site rose to seven times more than the initial estimate.The local organizing committee in Tokyo has objected to the possible change, arguing the competition should remain at the plannned Sea Forest Waterway. Cheap Bears Jerseys. It said the existing facility that Koike proposes using in Miyagi prefecture lacks infrastructure, accommodation for spectators and will be inconvenient for athletes.Tokyo organizers also said the final construction cost for the Sea Forest Waterway will likely be lower than estimated, while additional costs for transportation, security and infrastructure to move the events to Miyagi would add up.Already, the venues for basketball, taekwondo and cycling have been moved outside of Tokyo to reduce costs by using existing facilities. Cycling was moved to Izu, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of the capital.Tokyo won the right to host the games in 2013 by promising a compact bid with 28 of the 31 competition venues within a five-mile (eight-kilometer) radius of the Olympic Village. Originally, only shooting, modern pentathlon and one soccer venue were to be outside the radius.---Follow Mari Yamaguchi at https://www.twitter.com/mariyamaguchiFind her work also at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mari-yamaguchi Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL China Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' ' 
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MOBILE, Ala. Jarell Martin Jersey . -- Ken Williams scored 21 points and Georgi Boyanov added 18 points to help South Alabama pull away in the second half to beat Jacksonville 71-58 on Sunday in the final game of the Red Diamond Roundball Classic.Devin Harris opened the second half with a 3 to pull Jacksonville to within two points at 30-28. After trading baskets, the Dolphins missed six shots, turned the ball over twice and South Alabama went on a 19-8 run and led 53-41 with eight minutes left to play.Tournament host South Alabama shot 52.8 percent from the field compared with 37.5 percent for the Dolphins. The Jaguars outscored Jacksonville 18-12 in the paint and 16-2 on fast-break points.J.R. Holder was the only starter in double figures for Jacksonville (3-2) with 20 points. Tanner Rubio and Darien Fernandez each added nine points. Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. Mario Chalmers Jersey . -- Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft. http://www.cheapgrizzliesjerseyschina.com/zach-randolph-jersey/ . 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss. The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12. MIAMI -- With time running out in the playoff race, the New York Mets set sympathy aside.Noah Syndergaard struck out eight and allowed one run in six innings Tuesday night, and the Mets totaled 19 hits to beat the grieving Miami Marlins 12-1.Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes each hit his 31st homer for the Mets, who maintained their half-game lead over the Giants for the first NL wild card. San Francisco routed Colorado 12-3.The Cardinals also won, beating Cincinnati 12-5, and remained 1 1/2 games behind the Mets with five days left in the regular season.The game was Miamis second since the death of ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. One night after the Marlins heart-tugging victory over New York filled with tributes to their teammate, emotions were more subdued, and their bats were too.Syndergaard (14-9) had a lot to do with that.Last night was a little different for us, he said. We just went out there tonight and competed. I feel like thats what Jose would have wanted us to do, with as much passion and heart as possible.After missing a scheduled start Saturday due to strep throat, Syndergaard threw 93 pitches and lowered his ERA to 2.60, third-best in the majors.I felt great. I felt strong out there, Syndergaard said. Every game right now coming down to the wire is critical. I tried to keep things simple, and went out there and tried to win each pitch.Hell return for the regular-season finale Sunday at Philadelphia if needed.Miamis Dee Gordon, who hit a Hollywood-worthy homer in the first inning Monday, again got things going in the first. This time he reached on a bunt, stole second and came home on a single by Marcell Ozuna.But against Syndergaard, the Marlins advanced only one other runner to second base.Im sure our guys are exhausted, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. But momentum is controlled by their guy. This cats got great stuff.For mourners at Marlins Park, there were nudges toward a return to normal. The Kiss Cam and organ music returned after a one-game hiatus, but the dugout dancers were still missing, along with the sea creatures that usually race around the warning track.Marlins plaayers were back in their regular uniforms after they all wore Fernandezs No. Grizzlies Jerseys Outlet. 16 on Monday. But each jersey sported a patch with 16 on the sleeve, and the number remained stenciled on the back of the mound.The crowd was mostly quiet, except for transplanted New Yorkers. Bruce hit a two-run homer into the upper deck in right field off Tom Koehler in the second inning, and Cespedes hit an even more majestic two-run shot off the home run sculpture in the third.Lucas Duda contributed a three-run double, and Bruce and Curtis Granderson also drove in three runs for the Mets.We kind of got back to business as usual, Bruce said. Hearts are still heavy, and theyre going to be here. But we needed to win this game today, and we were able to do that.Koehler (9-13) allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings.VETERAN ROCKEDMets manager Terry Collins said RHP Bartolo Colon was unable to block out the emotions of the occasion when he allowed a season-high seven runs in 2 1/3 innings Monday.Were going to throw that out, Collins said. There were just too many things on everybodys mind. I dont think the true focus was there.MOURNING MARLINSSlugger Giancarlo Stanton said its important that the team pay proper tribute to Fernandez as they grieve.It has nothing to do with baseball, Stanton said before the game. If you care about life, if you have passion or loved ones or anybody, you can relate to this situation.A memorial service and public viewing for Fernandez are scheduled for Wednesday. Players will attend a Mass on Thursday.Fernandezs agent, Scott Boras, watched the game with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.TRAINERS ROOMMets: LHP Steven Matz will undergo surgery next week to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow and miss the rest of the season. ... 3B Wilmer Flores (wrist) will sit out the rest of the series and will likely miss the rest of the regular season.UP NEXTMets RHP Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.61) is scheduled to start the rubber game of the series Wednesday against RHP Jose Urena (4-8, 5.95). 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NICE, France -- For England, the 2016 European Championship will be a tournament few will ever forget -- for all the wrong reasons. Cheap Cincinnati Bengals Jerseys .The tournament started with hooligans running amok in Marseille and ended with one of the national teams most humiliating defeats.The 2-1 loss to tiny Iceland in the round of 16 on Monday in Nice has prompted the usual questions back home.Are Englands footballers overly pampered-millionaires who lack patriotism? Are they crushed by unrealistic expectations that prompt them to play with fear? Or are they not good enough, not fit to wear the shirt as the fans howled at them after another crushing loss?These are traditional post-mortems that stretch back decades. Bar a couple of semifinals in the 1990s, England hasnt caused a stir at a major tournament since winning the World Cup in 1966, its only major triumph.Goalkeeper Joe Hart said he was lost for words after the defeat, but pre-emptively defended the team against any suggestion they hadnt tried hard enough.I just want people to know how much we put onto this tournament and its not down to desire or anything like that, he said.Co-coached by a practicing dentist, Iceland fully deserved its victory. Well-drilled and tactically astute, it was comfortable for much of the match.Englands players just couldnt come up with a game plan and even resorted to long balls down the middle -- a throwback to less-technical times in the English game. Wayne Rooney, in his new more central midfield role, struggled to control the ball and make the most basic of passes.It would be impossible not to have the expectations that we had, to have a positive mindset to go into this tournament, Hart said. They look foolish now. Weve gone out to Iceland. We are going to have to own that.Maybe England should just accept its not a major footballing power. After all, its now half a century since England won the World Cup.Since Marcus Rashford, the youngest member of Englands squad, was born in 1997, England has won just two international tournament knockout games, the last one a decade ago. Those wins were against Ecuador and Denmark, neither team which can usually boast anything like Englands talent.At the moment Im gutted, but I cant separate it from the other times, said Rooney, who has experienced little but disappointment since he burst onto the international stage at Euro 2004.Each failure piles more pressure on the English players shoulders. That is accentuated by the fact that the Premier League is the worlds wealthiest and has the biggest contingent of all at Euro 2016 with 106 players.Unquestionably, the Iceland defeat has caused dismay and despair back home but England will have to re-adjust, qualify for the 2018 World Cup and then, perhaps, consider it has a chance there.Coach Roy Hodgson, who quit after the Iceland defeat, has already voiced optimism about the future given that the team was one of the youngest team at Euro 2016, with the likes of Dele Alli in midfield and Rashford himself. The fallout from the Iceland loss, though, threatens to stunt their international careers.It is hard to see it now but the future is bright, Rooney insisted.Perhaps so, but England has far to go. Jessie Bates III Jersey . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. 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Coach Carlo Ancelotti had said last weekend Beckham was unlikely to play at Lorient, having bid an emotional adieu to fans in his last home game. Beckham received a standing ovation as he left the field last Saturday, having been involved in two of his teams goals in the 3-1 win against Brest. It was his 14th game and fifth start since joining PSG in a surprise move on the last day of the transfer window, and he was appointed captain for the match. He set up PSGs second goal against Brest with a corner kick from the left that midfielder Blaise Matuidi steered in. PSG had clinched the league title the previous weekend after winning 1-0 away to Lyon, making Beckham the first English player to win the championship in four countries after title success with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Malik Jefferson Jersey. He announced the following week that he would retire at the end of the season. 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By now youve heard about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem. Christian Laettner Jersey . He has said hell continue to sit until he sees a significant change in the treatment of people of color in our country.Reactions to Kaepernicks protest have been swift and strong, with many seeming to condemn the act without bothering to listen to the motivation.Some complained about him criticizing a country that has afforded him the opportunity to make millions of dollars playing football. Kaepernick said hes not speaking for himself but for those without a platform: Ive been blessed to be able to get this far and have the privilege of being in the NFL and making the kind of money I make and enjoy luxuries like that. I cant look in the mirror and see other people dying in the street that should have the same opportunities that Ive had and say, you know what, I can live with myself.Others have claimed that Kaepernicks act was disrespectful to U.S. troops. Kaepernick said he has great respect for our military, which has had his family and friends among its ranks. They fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. Thats not happening. People are dying in vain because this country isnt holding their end of the bargain up.Ever since the story broke Friday night, it seems everyones been eager to give a take. NFL coaches and players -- including Drew Brees -- have weighed in with their criticisms of the act, the message or both. Some players have said they support his message, but not the forum.The NFL communitys discussions about Kaepernicks actions stand in stark contrast to the responses many players and coaches have given when asked about domestic abuse in the NFL. Some players reacted strongly to the video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Some said theyd rather not have Greg Hardy in their locker room after photos surfaced of his then-girlfriends visible bruising the night of his alleged assault. But for the most part, when asked about incidents of domestic violence -- even those documented in photos or video -- players stay mum or claim they dont have enough information to criticize.Dr. Eric M. Carter, an associate professor of sociology at Georgetown College in Kentucky, spoke to the New York Times about the relative silence among pro athletes when it comes to hot-button issues like the Rice video. Why dont we see more collective action among athletes? said Carter. Because theyve got too much to lose individually, or at least they perceive they have too much to lose individually.Carter interviewed over 100 players for his 2009 book, Boys Gone Wild: Fame, Fortune and Deviance Among Professional Football Players and said job security is a big reason players keep quiet. I think its part of that We all have short careers, weve got to get what we want right now mentality. Weve got to protect ourselves, in that sense, Carter told the Times. Maybe it comes off as protecting their teammates, which is what we would all like to think, that theres this real social bond that exists among these guys, but maybe not so much as youd think.Were seeing that again now with Giants kicker Josh Brown, who has been suspended one game after a May 2015 arrest on a charge of assault in the fourth degree/domestic violence, for which he was suspended one game by the NFL on Wednesday. Browns ex-wife told police that he had been physically violent with her in more than 20 instances over the past several years.Said Giants defensive end Jason Pierre Paul: Were all family around here. People have their own problems to handle. Hes still our brother and we look past it.Said Giants QB Eli Manning: I dont think there is a whole lot to say. To the team, if Josh wants to say something, he can explain his case. I dont know a whole lot of details about what happened. I know hes been suspended and thats about all I know.Said Giants guard Justin Pugh: Obviously, you have to be there for your teammate. I dont want to get too into it because I dont know all the details ... but all we can do is support our teammate and make sure were there for him.Pugh did get into the Kaepernick situation, though, tweeting about how hell be sure to stand for the anthem.Ben McAdoo, who said shortly after taking over the Giants head-coaching gig that he wouldnt tolerate domestic violence, has made one statement on Browns abusive incident: I do support Josh as a man, a father and a player.Yet McAdoo had plenty to say about Kaepernicks protest on Monday, including this: Id be disappointed if one of our guys chose not to stand. Kaepernick speaking up for those without a voice is disappointing, but Brown earns McAdoos full support. Huh.It may not be surprising that while Browns coach and teammates are unwilling to speak out against him, no one else in the league has criticized the Giants, either, for re-signing their kicker to a two-year deal.Back in 2014, even Kaepernick himself played the not my business card when asked about the release of teammate Ray McDonald the day it was learned he was being investigated on suspicion of sexual assault. McDonald had previously been investigated for domestic violence.Hes a good friend to a lot of people on this team. No one thought bad of him, Kaepernick said then. Hopefully its just a misunderstanding. ... I understand why the team did what it did. Other than that, its not my business.Violence against women, like racial oppression, should be everyones business. And we should be able to talk freely about these issues.The fact that players are jumping at the chance in 2016 to speak out about Kaepernicks protest proves its not just about the desire to keep quiet for the sake of job security. The key is whether theyre willing to listen to the disenfranchised, be it a survivor of domestic abuse or a target of police brutality.I look forward to the day when people stand up and demand justice for people with the same passion they display in defending symbols. After all, whats the point of defending the American flag if youre not invested in protecting the very people it represents? Whats the use in defending the freedoms our anthem promises if youre not willing to listen to those who arent truly free?Standing for the anthem is easy because its expected. Loving your country enough to want to make it better is real patriotism. Allen Iverson Jersey . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Blake Griffin Jersey . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. http://www.shoppistons.com/Cheap-Terry-Mills-Pistons-Jersey/ . At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. WASHINGTON -- A month removed from a dreadful start to the season, the Washington Wizards just might becoming together under coach Scott Brooks.It continued Friday night, as John Wall had 29 points and 11 assists while guiding a Wizards offense that committed a season-low five turnovers in a 122-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons.Bradley Beal added 25 points and Marcin Gortat had 12 to go with 14 rebounds, helping Washington score its most points of the season while winning for the fourth time in five games.I think were getting into a nice little rhythm that were understanding what we want to do as a basketball team on both ends, said Brooks, who replaced Randy Wittman after last season. Were still not where we want to be. But I see some progress, I see some belief in each other, and thats what its all about.After losing eight of 10 to start the season, the Wizards have gone 9-6 since to move within three games of .500 (11-14).Recently, Washington has at least 109 points in its last three wins. And against a Detroit team that entered Friday allowing the second-fewest points per game, Washington shot 57.1 percent (44 for 77) from the floor and 48 percent (12 of 25) from 3-point range.Were competing. Were into guys. Were making guys uncomfortable, Wall said. At first we were giving ups 3s, giving up layups and giving up transition points. I think (when) were a team thats more physical, we give ourselves a better chance to win.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points to lead the Pistons. Andre Drummond added 13 points and 12 rebounds, but Detroit allowed its most points all season while seeing its streak of holding opponents under 100 halted at seven games.John Wall was great. Beal was great, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. We couldnt handle them at all. They were getting whereever they wanted on the floor making plays. Stanley Johnson Jersey. Then the other guys shot the ball well two, but those two guys just destroyed us.The Wizards broke it open during an excellent second quarter, shooting 5 of 7 from 3-point range and taking a 13-point lead after a 21-8 run, part of a season high 38 points in a quarter.We know this is a team who loves to slow the game down a little bit, Beal said. But we didnt want to play their game. We wanted them to adjust to us.TIP-INSPistons: Began the game 1 of 8 from 3-point range ... Drummond picked up his second personal foul with 4:15 left in the first quarter. F/C Aron Baynes then replaced Drummond and accrued three personals before the end of the period.Wizards: Wall and Gortat each had their 14th double-doubles. ... F Markieff Morris returned after missing his only start of the season in Wednesdays win over Charlotte. ... Reserve F/C Jason Smith left in the second quarter with a strained right hamstring.BROTHER, BROTHERWizards F Markieff Morris blocked twin brother Marcus shot on the baseline midway through the third quarter, then reached out a right arm to lift him off the floor.He put it right in my face; I cant just not block the shot, Markieff said.In their fifth game as opponents since playing as teammates in Phoenix, Markieff finished with 11 points while Marcus had two.QUOTABLEThere were so many times during the timeout I didnt know which one was giving us fits. -- Brooks, on facing the Morris twins when he coached Oklahoma City.UP NEXTistons: Complete their seventh back-to-back set at home on Saturday against Indiana.Wizards: Host the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday to close a three-game homestand. 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