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Oscar Valdez is one of boxings top rising stars. Nike Air Max 97 CR7 Gold . He won a vacant featherweight world title, and accomplished what most expected of the two-time Mexican Olympian, when he knocked out Matias Adrian Rueda in the second round on July 23.Certainly, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who signed Valdez after the 2012 Olympics, expected him to win a world title. But as far as Arum is concerned, it was only the beginning of what he envisions will become a great career.Arum has promoted a whos who of superstars during his 50 years in the boxing business, including many prominent Mexican fighters, and he has helped build them into attractions and champions. He views Valdez -- an enormously talented fighter with a fan-friendly style, outgoing personality and bilingual skills -- as the next one.Were going to make him a huge star in Mexico and in the border cities in the United States, like Tucson, where he grew up, Phoenix and San Diego. We think theres a big, big upside for him, Arum said.With the 126-pound world title in hand, Valdez will make his first defense against mandatory challenger Hiroshige Osawa in one of four world title fights on Nov. 5 (Top Rank PPV, 9 p.m. ET) on the Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas card at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.Being given a spot on Pacquiaos undercard is a big deal for any young fighter, and the 25-year-old Valdez knows it.It means a lot to me, Valdez said. I get excited when I fight on these big cards. Im very grateful to Bob Arum for putting me on a big show like this. Ive always heard the first title defense is the hardest. Ive heard this from ex-champions like Julio Cesar Chavez [Sr.]. The hard thing is not getting there and winning a title. The hard thing is maintaining your championship. I am motivated, but its even more motivation for me being on great cards like this.I grew up seeing Pacquiao fight. He was in so many great fights. And now I am on his card and I got something to show my people -- that Im on this big card. Everybody gets excited back home. Its nothing but motivation for me.Valdez (20-0, 18 KOs) does not know much about Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KOs) of Japan, who will be facing the first notable opponent of his career. Valdez, however, said that when he knew he would be facing Osawa, 31, he went to YouTube and watched some video of him.I didnt really know much about him so I started looking at him to see what kind of fighter he is, Valdez said. He has a longer reach than me so we are sparring guys taller than me. He comes forward, doesnt go back, and he tries to knock out his opponent. But one thing I know about Japanese fighters is they have heart. Im not trying to think Im knocking this guy out in the first or second round. I will try not to be overconfident. Being smart is important.Arum has huge hopes for Valdez.We think we can make him a bigger star than [Erik] Morales or [Marco Antonio] Barrera, Arum said of the Mexican stars who waged an epic trilogy and had some of their greatest fights at featherweight. Our goal is to make him like a successor to Morales and Barrera. We think he has the ability and personality, and he will have somewhat bigger crossover appeal because of the fact that he is fluent in English, where the other two werent.One of the most successful promotional jobs of Arums career in terms of a Mexican fighter was with Morales. Arum was involved in a few Barrera fights over the years, but he promoted Morales for most of his career, including all three fights with Barrera, and helped build Morales into one of the top fighters in boxing. Morales headlined several successful pay-per-view cards, won world titles in four weight divisions, and became a fan favorite. He will be eligible to appear on the International Boxing Hall of Fame ballot for the first time next fall and is a shoe-in to be elected.Arum wants to follow a similar path with Valdez, who was born in Mexico and spent most of his childhood living in Tucson, Arizona, which he considers a second home and where his mother still lives, before moving back to his familys hometown of Nogales, just over the border, where his father, grandmother and other family members live.Arum said he has talked with Tucson city officials and officials from Casino Del Sol, which is in Tucson and has hosted a number of boxing events, about hosting future Valdez fights at the casino and the citys convention center.We also hope to have Oscar fight in Mexico City and hope to have him fight in Tijuana [Morales hometown], Arum said. We know what we are doing. If hes as good as we think, he can fight three or four times a year, and we can build a business around this kid.Its all music to Valdezs ears. When told that Arum wants to handle the young fighters career as he handled Morales, Valdez was in awe, sounding somewhat stunned to hear it. The reason: Morales is Valdezs boxing idol.In fact, the first time Valdez went to Las Vegas to see a fight was as a 13-year-old in 2004. He went to see Morales unify junior lightweight titles in a decision win against Carlos Hernandez at the MGM Grand. In 2008, Valdez, then a top amateur, got a chance to meet Morales at a tournament and tell him that he was his favorite fighter.Now, all these years later, Valdez relishes that Arum is comparing them.My idol has always been Erik Morales, Valdez said. By doing half of what he did would mean a lot of to me. Its an honor that Bob would say a thing like that. He has been in this game for so long and knows his boxing, so it means I am doing something right. Ill do my part and work hard in the gym. I love boxing. And I know Bob Arum and Top Rank will do their job. 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George Ford has been warned by Eddie Jones that his England career will be over if accepts any approach from Toulon.Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal is reported to have targeted the Bath fly-half in a move that would reunite him with his father Mike, who is now head coach of the Top 14 club.England will only select overseas-based players in exceptional circumstances and it is a policy that Jones emphatically endorses knowing that to lose a player of Fords potential would be a major blow to hopes of winning the 2019 World Cup.The 23-year-old playmaker has 18 months left on his current Bath contract, but his future is shrouded in uncertainty.I need to talk to George about it, said Jones, who was speaking from the squads hotel at their Algarve training camp. Obviously we dont want to lose George, but ultimately hes got to make a decision about whether he wants to play for England.Hes responsible for his own decision. We want him to play for England. He knows that we want him to play for England, but hes got to want to play for England.Its an easy choice -- you either sign for an English club or you sign for a French club. If you sign for a French club, you dont play for England.I am not worried about it. I want players who want to play for England and to play for England, youve got to play for an English club. Lets get one thing straight here, we want to be the number one team in the world.To be the number one team in the world we need players who desire to play for England. So theres no choice here.The choice is if you want to play for England or not. If you want to play for England you play for an Engllish club. Air Max 97 Undefeated Ireland. Theres no more discussion about this.The policy we have protects English rugby for the long-term. Youve only got to look at whats happened in France where youve allowed foreign players to escalate to over 50-60 per cent and you have massive problems for the national game.You take some short-term pain for the long-term gain. And this is not an Englishman talking. This is a guy who is coaching England. I think for thyme long-term future of the game we need to look after the Premiership.Englands injury crisis shows no sign of abating with Jones revealing that lock Courtney Lawes will be given until Tuesday to prove his fitness from a knee injury and in-form prop Mako Vunipola is struggling with a hip problem.Worryingly, Vunipola was unable to travel to Portugal with the remainder of the squad and is not expected to arrive in Vilamoura until Tuesday.Makos got a slight hip problem hes getting some treatment on. He should be right to train by Thursday. We want Mako to be fit. Well see how he comes in, Jones said.Jones has added to his backroom staff by recruiting Melbourne Storm defensive coach Jason Ryles on a temporary basis in the belief his rugby league experience will be beneficial.We want to bring that harder edge to our defence so hes in for a couple of weeks to assist Paul Gustard. We brought him over and I think hell make a hell of a difference, Jones said.There are certain technical issues we can learn from rugby league and Jason brings those. Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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The Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz fight is a great fight in any era and at any weight. Rodney Hudson Jersey .?At a time of entertaining and wildly popular freak fights, where men walk rampant over weight categories, this clash of two tiny warriors in a bear-pit venue, far from either of their homes, is like an oasis of sense, anticipation and calm in the billion-dollar business of boxing.The days leading to the fight have been thankfully free of the hysterics that dominate most big fights -- the pair have been quietly respectful in public and suitably dismissive in private, which is the way it should be.In short, both fighters, their trainers and their people believe the other boxer has made a mistake in accepting the fight.Santa Cruz is the WBAs featherweight champion -- his third world title -- and is unbeaten in 33 fights. He is taller than Frampton, has a six-inch reach advantage, is an American idol and is two years younger.He has boldly talked of moving up in weight and winning world tiles at three more weight divisions. He is the betting favourite and has dismissed the judgement of the bookies with all the sincerity of a rabid wolf outside a chicken shop. Santa Cruz thinks it is a romp.Frampton has played the professional Irishman in New York for three weeks, opening fetes, pulling pints of Guinness, but more importantly getting used to the terrain, the heat and the sleeping patterns.Life in New York for Frampton and his team, which includes Barry McGuigan and his son Shane, who trains the boxer, has been less hectic than a week on the streets of their beloved Belfast.The fruits of Framptons community labour will emerge once the turnstiles at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn open on Saturday night -- it will be a home fixture for the Belfast boy and Santa Cruz will be the foreigner.Frampton is also unbeaten, a one-time holder of two versions of the world title at super-bantamweight, a division four-pounds below the featherweight limit.Santa Cruz has avoided Frampton, which is a fact, and Frampton has pursued him from the super-bantamweight division, where they were both champions last year, to the featherweight division.They each moved to avoid the struggles of making the old poundage and to create a bit of distance from all the annoying questions about fighting Guillermo Rigondeaux, the Cuban that nobody wants to fight.They are both telling the truth about the weight struggles and they are equally correct, whether they believe it or not, when they claim that this will be their hardest fight.The tension between the pair and their teams has slowly started to grow the closer the fight gets to the first bell.Santa Cruz has his father, a man battling cancer, with him, and Frampton has Barry McGuigan, a man famous for becoming increasingly involved as the fight approaches.The belt that Santa Cruz holds was owned by McGuigan but that was 30 years ago and 13 WBA featherweight champions ago.I never got the chance to fight in New York, said McGuigan, whose joyous and brutal reign was cut short by a man called Steve Cruz one afternoon in Las Vegas when Wee Barry slowly fried under the desert sun.The sensible thinking is that Santa Cruz is too busy, too accurate and that his height and reach will help him create a lead. Frampton has countered that he has the footwork and the speed to stay in contention from the opening bell and force Santa Cruz to take risks.They both have a point and the opening round is likely to expose any immediate flaws in their rival preparations.There is a chance of cuts, bruising and swellings; the wounds, which could certainly end the action, will only add to a magnificent fight as it unfolds to the delight of the crowd.The verdict: Santa Cruz on points in the narrowest of wins, the type of victory that leads to a second fight and disputes long into the New York summer night. What a fight it will be. Tim Brown Jersey . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. Lyle Alzado Jersey . 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Prosise.Seattle also released veteran defensive tackle Sealver Siliga and signed defensive tackle John Jenkins.The move by Seattle came as a surprise if for nothing else than depth concerns, but that worry is mitigated by the expected return of Thomas Rawls this week.Rawls has been out since he suffered a hairline fracture in his shin in Week 2 against Los Angeles and the performance of Prosise on Sunday against New England likely spelled the end for Michaels time with the team.Michael has the only 100-yard game by a Seattle running back this season when he rushed for 106 yards against San Francisco in Week 3. But the rest of his season has been inconsistent at best.Michael rushed for 469 yards and six touchhdowns this season, but had just 20 carries for 63 yards in the past three games combined. Sean Smith Jersey. Prosise flashed potential in his first start last Sunday against New England, finishing with 66 yards rushing and 87 yards receiving on seven receptions.Carroll said on Monday the combination of Prosise and Rawls could be the blend needed to jumpstart a running game that entered last week 30th in the NFL.With C.J., the versatility of all the things he seems to be able to do at this point, and knowing that theres really a style to Thomas that were really looking forward to seeing it could be a real nice matchup, Carroll said. We will see how that works.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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Back on the court for just his second game of the season, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel expressed frustration over his limited playing time in Friday nights 100-89 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Asics Gel Kinsei 6 Mens .Noel, who made his season debut Sunday after recovering from offseason knee surgery only to sprain his left ankle and miss Wednesdays game, had two points in eight minutes against the Lakers. Afterward, he aired his frustration.I think Im too good to be playing eight minutes, said Noel, the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft. Thats crazy. Need to figure this s--- out.Noel missed the first 23 games of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee in late October. He scored eight points in 10 minutes in his much-anticipated season debut Sunday against the Detroit Pistons but left the game in the first half with a left ankle sprain and did not return.Fridays game marked the first time the Sixers had all three of their coveted big men -- Noel, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor -- available together at the same time.Okafor, picked third in the 2015 draft, started alongside Embiid for the second time. He had 14 points.The duo also started in Wednesdays 123-114 loss to the Raptors, and Embiid, the No. 3 pick in 2014, had his worst game as a pro, tallying a season-low nine points.Embiid and Okafor didnt look very comfortable together on the floor again. Both natural centers, Embiid moved to the power forward spot to accommodate Okafor.Never from the start to the finish did you feel like you were in any type of rhythm or flow, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. It doesnt surprise me. 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Twin spin, batting big and being wary of how a deteriorating pitch can dictate the pace of play. Australias coach Darren Lehmann highlighted these areas as key battlegrounds in the series against Sri Lanka, as the touring team moved out of their initial Colombo base to prepare for the first Test match in Kandy.Steve OKeefes 10-wicket haul opposite Nathan Lyon has more than likely vaulted him back into the Test XI after he missed the tour of New Zealand, particularly as Lehmann and the selection chairman Rod Marsh are expecting a sparsely grassed surface when the series begins on July 26. They also expect pitches that will start out flat before deteriorating rapidly at the back end of each match, and can foresee Sri Lanka trying to test the patience of an aggressive batting line-up by blocking the boundaries. To lose patience is to lose the battle.You play the conditions on each game, so for us it did start to turn a lot [at P Sara Oval], which is pleasing, our spinners exploited that very well, so the conditions theyre learning to bowl in is pretty important as the Test matches wear on here in Sri Lanka, Lehmann said. Theyre pretty good wickets to start with, and thats the challenge for us, going big and making big runs.We know that Sri Lanka will defend a lot once batters are in, so its going to take a lot longer to get your runs if that makes sense. Weve spoken about the need to bat long periods of time is going to be key, which weve done pretty well to be fair over the last little while, but the challenge is to do it here. Knowing the game is going to speed up as the wickets deteriorate, thats going to be important to be ahead of the game in the Test series, but really happy with where everyones at. Our batters have a big role to play and our bowlers were probably a little bit rusty in the first innings but pleased we got through, theres no injury concerns and away we go.Lehmann spoke warmly of OKeefe and also Lyon, who was recovering from illness over the course of the tour match, and is set to play a central role in the same country he made a memorable Test debut back in 2011. Significantly, Lehmann pointed to the use of tandem spin, turning the ball in opposite directions, as something that would be vital not only in Sri Lanka, but alsso India next year. Asics Gel Lyte v Online Shop. Hes been excellent for NSW, had a lot of success in Shield cricket, his 200th first-class wicket today so pleased for him, Lehmann said of OKeefe. Hes worked really hard, hes a really lively, buzzy character for us and played exactly the role we want him to play over here in this game. Bats really well, fields really well and complements Nathan really well, spinning the other way.We think that [twin spin] is the way to go. India do it there with Jadeja and Ashwin and most teams have a spinner going both ways, so for us thats important.A conclusion drawn by Lehmann and the team performance manager Pat Howard from unsuccessful recent tours to India and the UAE to play Pakistan was that touring sides needed to spend as much time as possible in unfamiliar climes before walking out on day one of the series proper. To that end, the Australians have followed an internal practice fixture with the match in Colombo, and will now have five days in Kandy before Angelo Mathews tosses the coin next week.Weve come over here a little bit earlier than we normally would, we think thats a helpful thing in future, we havent done that in the past, Lehmann said. So to come a little bit earlier here and go a bit earlier to India to get acclimatised for an extra few days and hopefully an extra game in most places.Having entered the final week of their preparation, all Lehmann is looking for now is the announcement of Sri Lankas tour squad, the better to plan individual opponents. I wouldnt mind the side at some stage, he said. Thats the challenge, I dont think anyone knows what squad theyve got. Once they name their squad well work through that. We know a bit about them. Theyll be a lot better side at home, and thats going to be a challenge for us, but end of the day we just worry about what were doing. Once we get their squad away we go.The only Australian player under any sort of fitness cloud is David Warner, in the latter stages of recovery from a broken thumb, but Lehmann gave no hint of thinking the vice-captain might be in any doubt to open the innings with Joe Burns: Were preparing for him to play. Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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ESPN Chalks Vegas experts are here to provide analysis and best bets for all Week 2 games, including the NYJ-Buffalo matchup on Thursday night. Nike Air Max 270 Homme .Note: Odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Thursday morning.Matchup: New York Jets?at Buffalo BillsSpread:?opened?Buffalo -3; now New York -1 Total: opened 41; now 40 PickCenter public consensus pick: 75 percent New YorkVapormax Pas Cher Homme . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Nike Vapormax Plus Noir . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. http://www.airmax270noir.fr/nike-vapormax-promo/nike-vapormax-flyknit.html . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta.Colchester have rejected a bid in the region of £400,000 from Barnsley for midfielder George Moncur, according to Sky sources. Moncur will be allowed to leave Colchester this summer, but the League Two club are looking to secure up to £500,000 for him. The 22-year-old has held initial discussions with Barnsley over a move to Oakwell, although the newly promoted Championship side are still yet to come to an agreement with Colchester. Charlton had a £150,000 bid for Moncur rejected in May, while Peterborough and Milton Keynes Dons remain interested.  Moncur to leave Colchester George Moncur will be allowed to leave Colchester United this summer – Sky sources Moncur joined Colchester on loan from West Haam in August 2014 before making the move permanent three months later. Comme Des Garçons Air Max 180. He scored 14 times in 51 matches during the 2015-16 season, taking his goalscoring tally for the club to 23 in 97 appearances. Moncur has been a regular goalscorer for Colchester since joining from West Ham Moncur was one of few bright spots in a disappointing campaign for Colchester, who will play their football in the bottom tier next season after finishing in 23rd spot in League One. Also See: Charlton fail with Moncur bid Barnsley back in Championship WATCH: Hammills play-off stunner Wright signs new Colchester deal Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2018Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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CORVALLIS, Ore. Jared Crick Jersey . -- For a half, it looked like Washington States Air Raid offense had been grounded.But Luke Falk threw for five touchdowns and 415 yards as the Cougars roared back to beat Oregon State 35-31 on Saturday night.Gabe Marks caught two touchdown passes, and Jamal Morrow, Tavares Martin Jr. and Robert Lewis each had a TD for the Cougars (6-2, 5-0 Pac-12), who won their sixth game in a row. Marks finished with eight catches for 110 yards.The Cougars fell behind 24-6 at halftime, but Falk responded with three touchdown passes in the third quarter to put the Cougars up 28-24.In the fourth, Washington State mishandled a punt deep in its own territory, allowing Oregon State to score and regain the lead. On the next possession, Falk led the Cougars on an 80-yard, seven-play drive capped by Lewis 1-yard touchdown catch.Im just really proud of these guys. The first half didnt go our way, and we didnt quit, we came out swinging and just showed the type of team weve got, Falk said.Washington State coach Mike Leach said Oregon State wanted to win more in the first half and played harder. But the Cougars responded.Most teams in the country wouldnt have found a way to win a game like this on the road, Leach said.Oregon States Ryan Nall had two rushing touchdowns and another receiving. His 131 yards rushing included an 89-yard touchdown up the middle -- the third longest run in school history. He added 71 yards receiving.Marcus McMaryion had 303 yards passing with two touchdowns, including one to Seth Collins on a trick play that went for 46 yards, for Oregon State (2-6, 1-4), which lost its third in a row.Its a crying shame, said Oregon State coach Gary Andersen. You play them close and you get where you need to be and you have an opportunity to win a game in the Pac-12 and you dont get it done. Thats a tough one.TAKEAWAYSWashington State: Falk has been a nightmare for the Beavers. He racked up nearly 900 yards and 11 touchdowns in his previous two games against Oregon State, both of them wins. . Marks set a school record for touchdown receptions with 33. . The Cougars had a second quarter PAT blocked.Oregon State: Nall returned to the lineup after missing the Washington game last week with an injured foot and only rushing once, albeit for 32 yards, against Utah on Oct. 15. . Oregon State had 13 penalties for 110 yards. . The Beavers wore battleship gray helmets for the 75th anniversary of Oregon States 1942 Rose Bowl team, which beat Duke 20-16 in Durham, North Carolina. The game, moved because of World War II, remains the only Rose Bowl played outside Pasadena, California.JUMPBALL: Falk said a jump ball into triple coverage he threw to Marks in the third quarter -- which resulted in a 37-yard touchdown -- was the result of a play that broke down. Honestly, I just saw Gabe and threw it up, he said. Falk added that Marks competitiveness makes him a special player. He brings it every day in practice and then he goes out there in the games and does the same thing. He always wants the ball, you always know where hes going to be, Falk said.UP NEXTWashington State: The Cougars host Arizona next Saturday.Oregon State: The Beavers play at Stanford next Saturday. Andy Janovich Jersey . In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. Karl Mecklenburg Jersey .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. http://www.authenticnflshopbroncos.com/authentic-brian-dawkins-jersey.html .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. As we prepare for the Gold Glove Awards to be announced tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, we pulled together three ESPN writers steeped in modern defensive metrics to offer their thoughts on the voting process, their top defenders, potential award snubs and more.The voting processs has improved since players voted, but there still have been blips in recent years. Chris Harris Jr Jersey. What would you change about the voting process?? Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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After the first round of EuroLeague Basketball, we take a look back at the best of the action with the top 10 plays from the opening games. George Iloka Jersey . Sky Sports Mix brought you live action from Real Madrids victory over Olympiacos which kicked off the season in style and a busy opening round was completed on Friday night.With the action done, its time to look back at the most spectacular moments - click play on the video at the top of the page to see the top 10 plays of the week. 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CHICAGO -- After back-to-back series against teams all but out of postseason contention, the Chicago White Sox host a Seattle Mariners team with much more at stake.The Mariners (67-59) open a four-game weekend series at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday three games outside of an American League wild card spot following Wednesdays 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees.Seattle had been among the hottest teams in baseball with 15 wins in 20 games before cooling off a bit this week with back-to-back losses to the Yankees at Safeco Field.Chicago right-hander Anthony Ranaudo (1-1, 9.42 ERA) works against a Mariners pitcher yet to be named in Thursdays series opener. On Friday, right-hander Felix Hernandez (8-4, 3.26) meets White Sox lefty Chris Sale (15-6, 3.15).Seattle claimed two wins over Chicago in a three-game home series last month.The Mariners hope to have third baseman Kyle Seager back for the series. He sat out Wednesday after fouling a ball off his foot on Tuesday. 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As everyone knows by now, we started off very well. Unfortunately things kind of unraveled and we lost some key members of our bullpen which didnt help and kind of spearheaded that unraveling.Not even the ballpark is being spared.The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, owner of the White Sox home field, announced a 13-year naming rights agreement with a Chicago-based mortgage company Wednesday. The parks name changes from U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field on Nov. 1. Terms were not disclosed. Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. Leon Draisaitl Jersey . -- Connecticut Sun rookie forward Morgan Tuck will miss the rest of the WNBA season because of a left knee injury.The Sun said Thursday that Tuck will have surgery to repair torn cartilage. She was injured Sunday in a loss at Atlanta.The third overall pick has appeared in 26 games, averaging seven points for the last-place Sun (10-17).Tuck has a history of knee problems. She missed most of her sophomore season at UConn to have surgery that replaced missing cartilage in her right knee. She was granted an extra year of eligibility, but said she chose to turn pro after last season in part because she wasnt sure how many more years she would be able to play on that knee.Tuck says she plans to return to the Sun next season. Benoit Pouliot Jersey . -- An ugly goal by Nick Bonino helped the Anaheim Ducks overcome the defensive-minded Phoenix Coyotes on a night when their ragged power play continued to struggle. Matt Benning 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. http://www.authentichockeyshopoilers.com/Ryan-Stanton-Jersey/ . PAUL, Minn. In the history of the sporting rivalry between Montreal and Toronto, there are only a few chapters between the two cities professional soccer clubs.But the most riveting entry is about to be written.The Montreal Impact hosts Toronto FC in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday at Olympic Stadium in a crowd that could exceed 60,000 fans. Its already become one of the leagues fiercest rivalries and the intensity is going to get kicked up that much further with the honor of being Canadas first ever MLS Cup finalist at stake.Its great for Canadian soccer because two clubs out of the three are in the conference final, and one will be able to attend the final, said midfielder Patrice Bernie, a native of the Montreal suburb of Brossard, Quebec. It shows the growth of professional club soccer here in Canada. ... These are the types of game you want to play in.Given the gravity of the situation, the Impact decided to move the game indoors to the larger Olympic Stadium instead of the usual home of Saputo Stadium, which is just a few steps away and only seats just over 20,000 fans. The Olympic Stadium, meanwhile, is the massive legacy of the 1976 Olympics and iits enclosed concrete bowl will amplify what will be an intensely massive crowd for the occasion. Connor McDavid Jersey. Its also fortunate that they did move the game indoors because a weather system could bring snow to the Montreal area the day before the game and into game day.The surface at Saputo Stadium is natural grass while the Olympic Stadium has an artificial surface that will add another dimension of unpredictability to the game.Its the same for both teams. I think anytime you mention turf in MLS, guys kind of roll their eyes a little bit. Itll be a fantastic venue. Itll be a fantastic atmosphere, said Toronto defender Drew Moor. Were excited to go. Its not going to be a factor at all.These same two teams met last season but in the one-game knockout round with Montreal easily winning 3-0 at home. At this stage of the MLS Cup playoffs, there is a second leg to be played in Toronto.That takes place on Nov. 30 when one of these teams will not only represent their respective city but also Canada for the first time ever in an MLS Cup Championship game. Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China ' ' '
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While Nic Naitanuis heroics must tempt Hawthorn to narrow their focus, the Hawks are training to take on not one, or 22, but 40,000 West Coast Eagles in their blockbuster AFL clash on Friday night. Kris Russell Jersey .The grand final rematch comes at a crucial juncture in both clubs seasons.Hawthorn must win to keep their minor premiership hopes alive, and to enjoy the benefits that come with a top of the table finish.And for sixth-placed West Coast, the match provides a perfect platform to carry momentum and belief into a finals series that until recently, few thought they could impact.While Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson believes every match until September is just another home and away game, the star of last years grand final, Cyril Rioli, is of no doubt as to the matchs importance.Its very important. We definitely need to keep winning, Rioli said, before suggesting the Hawks must silence the usually vocal Domain Stadium crowd.Their crowd is the number one thing, he said.Playing over there on their home deck ... its going to be a pretty hostile environment.The goalsneak also said he expected the Eagles to play with plenty of passion as a result of last years 46-point grand final loss, and a round two defeat by the same margin.Theyre going to be after redemption as well so Im tipping theyll be firing.Hawthorn are employing a couple of old tricks to give themselves the best chance of a success at Domain Stadium.Theyve narrowed the ground at their Waverley training base so they can practice narrow ball movement, and are sending a few senior players to Perth on Wednesday to aid with the acclimatisation.But as the Giants learned on Saturday night, theres little you can do to stop Nic Nat.The fit-again ruckman left his mark with a scrambled goal to give the Eagles a one-point victory against a favoured GWS side.Rioli admitted to watching the dying stages with his heart in his mouth.I actually was pretty nervous watching, he said.He does some freaky things.Hes a very good player around the ground but especially in the ruck.The big boys will be trying to do everything they can to stop him doing what he wants to do.Well be doing everything we can to stop his run.Rioli himself was sporting a decent bandage on his left hand, but said he suffered the injury against Melbourne two matches ago and would play against the Eagles. Edmonton Oilers Jerseys . 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His health and a potential legal issue make that unavoidable, though. Jones-Drew held a 15-minute news conference Monday but didnt say much about an alleged bar fight over Memorial Day weekend. Jones-Drew spoke to reporters a day before the team opens a three-day, mandatory minicamp because he "would rather get it done today than take away from what these guys are doing." "I just dont want to be a distraction anymore," he added. Jones-Drew declined to answer any questions or offer any details about what happened at a St. Augustine restaurant/bar last month. Jones-Drew has not been charged with any crime. Despite a police report indicating otherwise, MJDs agent said his client was not involved in an altercation with a bouncer at the Conch House on May 26. The bouncers attorney, meanwhile, called it an "unprovoked attack." "Obviously, its an ongoing investigation," Jones-Drew said. "Ive been advised not to talk about it. Its an unfortunate situation. Through my career, Ive tried to stay out of the media in that light -- as a distraction to this team." Jones-Drew dodged questions about statements made by his agent and his attorney and wouldnt say whether he plans to meet with police while in town this week. He said he was "disappointed" by all attention the incident received. "Not only has it affected myself and the Jaguars, it affected my family as well," he said. "Frustrated? Yes. Not necessarily because of whats said in the media, but because my kids were affected by it more than anything. My children have nothing to do with what went on or what was said. "And for children to have to deal with that was tough. That was probably the toughest thing Ive had to deal with thus far. And my teammates as well. Those guys have been busting their butts and for them to have to answer questions about me is ridiculous." Regardless, questions about the teamss star running back will continue into the fall. Anton Slepyshev Jersey. Even if his legal issues get resolved, his health issues will be a major concern heading into the season. Jones-Drew had Lis franc surgery on his left foot in December, spent several months in a walking boot and was unable to fully run until recently. He skipped the final two weeks of organized team activities so he could work out with trainers in Miami, something he has done every year since Jacksonville selected him in the second round of the 2006 draft. He was admittedly out of shape when the teams off-season program began in April, but looked considerably more fit Monday. His most recent workout routine included full-speed cutting last Thursday, 115-pound sled work Friday and a mile run on the beach Saturday. "Things are going on the right path," he said. "Obviously, with rehab, youre going to have some off days where its going to be some residual pain here and there. But as long as things are going in the right direction, I feel like everythings going to be all right." Of course, no MJD availability would be complete without him bickering with media members. "Ill tell you one thing that upsets me," he said. "Throughout my seven years in this league, Ive always played at a high level and Ive trained down in South Florida the whole time; this is nothing new. Ive come back in shape and Ive done all these great things and yet people still question my ability to play the game. Thats upsetting. Thats frustrating more than what were all here for." Jones-Drew, who has 7,268 yards rushing, 2,559 yards receiving and 76 total touchdowns, declined to say who he was referring to. "I read reports that Im fat and out of shape," he said. "Yes, that does happen when you cant walk for three months and you cant work out and cant do certain things because you have to protect the integrity of your foot. 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MONTREAL -- Backup quarterback Kevin Glenn and quarterback-turned-receiver Brad Sinopoli had a lot to smile about after leading the Calgary Stampeders to victory. Chicago Cubs Jerseys . Glenn, filling in for the injured Drew Tate, passed for 268 yards and hit Nik Lewis for a touchdown pass. Sinopoli made five grabs in his debut as a receiver as the Stampeders downed the struggling Montreal Alouettes 22-14 on Friday night. The Montreal defence did well to hold Calgary mainly to field goals, but even there, Rene Parades went 5-for-5 to stretch his string of successful boots to 25, the third longest in CFL history. "It was a gutsy effort," said Calgary coach John Hufnagel. "I thought Kevin played a heck of a game. "He extended plays and moved the ball down the field." And the Stampeders (2-1) and Alouettes (1-2) get to do it all over again when they complete a back-to-back series next Saturday in Calgary. The Alouettes were marginally better than in their 19-11 loss last week to Winnipeg, but still laboured to move the ball after the opening drive, which ended with Anthony Calvillos TD pass to Brandon London. Their only other score came late in the game on a punt block and recovery by defensive back Ed Gainey. The loss was extra painful as veteran guard Scott Flory left in the third quarter with what appeared to be a serious biceps injury and did not return. Montreal had placed their other starting guard, Andrew Woodruff, on the nine-game disabled list earlier in the day, reportedly with a concussion. "Were trying to improve but weve got to get our act together," said Calvillo, who completed 22 of 36 passes for 205 yards. "We just lost two (in a row) at home and I cant remember the last time we did that (September 2006). "Its an improvement from last week, but weve got a long way to go." The Alouettes are used to winning, especially at home. But they are struggling to find their offensive game under a new coaching staff led by Dan Hawkins, who had no pro coaching experience when he succeeded Marc Trestman. The defence has been mostly solid, and the special teams are better than last years squad, whch at least keeps the scores close. The offence did a better job of preventing sacks and letting Calvillo throw the ball, and the running game was somewhat better, but there were far too many two-and-outs. Montreal had possession for only 23:42 compared to 36:18 for Calgary. "Of course Im upset, being in this locker room and seeing the guys on defence and special teams and with us (the offence) just devastated," Calvillo said. "The defence say they have our back, and we have to contribute more. We just have to." Glenn was good on 22 of 28 passes, including six to Lewis and five to Sinopoli, for 81 yards each. Jon Cornish carried 18 times for 90 yards. Sinopoli, whose performance included a spectacular one-handed catch for 42 yards in the third quarter, did his best to make it in the CFL it as a Canadian quarterback until this season. His future is now as a receiver. And he certainly looks up to the task. "Ive always had confidence in myself and I guess it was matter if proving it when I got my opportunity," he said. "I made mistakes like anyone would, but I want to learn from those and hopefully go up from here." "Hes catching balls in the dark part of the field, fighting for yards, and he extended drives," said Hufnagel. "So I was very pleased with Brad." Lewis caught his 63rd TD pass to move into second place in Stampeders history behind Tom Forzani. The Alouettes looked their old selves as they scored on their first possession, marching 81 yards on 11 plays capped by Calvillos 19-yard TD pass to London 7:50 into the game. They didnt get another first down until late in the half, while Glenn led drives topped by Paredes field goals of 20 and 22 yards. Another drive aided by a long pass interference call ended with Glenns nine-yard TD pass to Lewis, which was tipped at the line and dropped into the veteran receivers hands. It gave Calgary the 13-7 halftime lead. Paredes boots of 18 and 39 yards were the only scoring in the second half until Gainey blocked a Rob Maver punt and ran it in from 38 yards with 3:48 left in the game, which finally got the 23,184 at Percival Molson Stadium on their feet. But two late possessions stalled and Parades added another from 39 yards in the final minute. Since their return to Montreal in 1996, the Alouettes have only lost their first two home games of a season twice, in 1996 and 2007. Calvillo threw a TD pass in a 20th straight game, one short of his personal best, and he passed the 79,000-yard mark in career passing yards, stretching his own record. The Stampeders lost linebacker Malik Jackson to an injury in the first quarter. Notes: The Alouettes wore a black sticker on their helmets for victims of last weeks train disaster in Lac Megantic, Que. They also collected funds for the Red Cross at the gates... Montreal guard Woodruff was replaced by American Michael Ola, while backup Kristian Matte took over when Flory was hurt... Linebacker Jonathan Hefney was among Calgarys scratches. Fergie Jenkins Jersey . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. Sammy Sosa Jersey . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. 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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson believes AFL umpires need to better protect star onballer Sam Mitchell from off-the-ball treatment from opposition taggers.But hes not optimistic that will happen.Mitchell was one of the Hawks best players in their qualifying final loss to Geelong but he endured a torrid evening as he was involved in several skirmishes with opponent Scott Selwood amongst others.All of the high quality players are like that, so youre just not going to win that argument, Clarkson replied when asked if he felt Mitchell deserved a better run with the umpires.We want him to have more protection, but thats the lay of the land, thats up to the umpires to decide what they do in terms of the protection of players.Hes a ball player, the off-the-ball stuff has been a bit untoward, but hes been able to cope with that for 15 years. Anthony Rizzo Jersey. 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International sports federations have expressed concern over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Andreas Pereira Jersey . Members of the Association of Olympic International Sports Federations reviewed preparations for the Games, which open in less than four months on August 5.They miss some very important details in each field of play, ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said at the groups annual meeting. Bitti told delegates that IOC President Thomas Bach is worried like you, like me, about details for Rio.The comments followed complaints raised by the gymnastics federation, known as FIG, which is holding its artistic gymnastics test event at Rio Olympic Arena this week.FIG official Ron Froehlich cited power outages, putting at risk athletes safety and the scoring system, plus missing equipment at an underfunded temporary training venue.Most important, they have problems with regard to the Omega (scoring) system, Froehlich said. 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Coghlans second-inning drive off the wall in right-center against Ryan Vogelsong (3-7) gave the NL Central champions all the offense they would need to win for the seventh time in their last eight games. Chicago improved to 101-56, the clubs highest victory total since it won 104 games in 1910.Pittsburgh was eliminated from postseason contention when San Francisco won later Tuesday, ending a run of three-straight playoff appearances.Dexter Fowler added an RBI double for the Cubs. Lackey (11-8) worked around five hits and three walks to win his last regular season start. The 37-year-old finished his 14th season 11-8 with a 3.35 ERA and has looked fresh since a stint on the disabled list to rest his right shoulder. Lackey is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA since coming off the DL earlier this month.The rest was good for him, manager Joe Maddon said. Hes going into the postseason well rested. Just got to keep these guys sharp.Lackeys next start will be in the playoffs, a time of year the two-time World Series champion knows well. Hes 8-5 with a 3.11 ERA in the postseason and doesnt think Maddon will need to do anything too extravagant to keep him engaged during the lengthy downtime.I dont know about (simulation) games, Lackey said. I can throw a bullpen and be just fine. I dont need to see somebody up there. I know how to throw the ball over the plate.Felix Pena recorded the final two outs for his first career save after Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run single off Justin Grimm to get the Pirates within two. Pena struck out Sean Rodriguez with the bases loaded to end it.Overall we did play pretty well, Maddon said. We got everybody involved, which is good. Theres a lot to be happy with.Vogelsong allowed four runs in five innings and fell to 0-3 with a 9.55 ERA in September. The 39-year-oldd managed to get out of a two-on situation in the first but couldnt in the second. Marouane Fellaini Jersey. A hit batter and two walks loaded the bases for Coghlan. The outfielder narrowly missed his first career grand slam when the ball landed just below the top of the fence. He sped to third for his second triple since rejoining Chicago in a trade with Oakland in June.Just an unacceptable start, Vogelsong said. No excuses. Just unacceptable.Lackey made sure it stood, though not without some shaky moments. He needed a double play to thwart a potentially big inning in the second and his defense bailed him out when Jordy Mercers line drive with the bases loaded in the fourth went straight to second baseman Munenori Kawasaki, who flipped to second to double off Rodriguez.The Pirates went 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position -- both hits coming in the ninth -- and left 11 men on base.STREAK ENDSPittsburgh reliever Juan Nicasio gave up two runs in the ninth and failed to record a strikeout for the first time in 34 appearances, ending his club-record streak.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: OF Jorge Soler remained in Chicago while dealing with tightness in his side but could rejoin the team in Cincinnati on Friday. Maddon said an MRI on Soler came back negative, but with the division already clinched theres no rush to get Soler back on the field. Side bothers him, nothing horrible, nothing to be highly concerned about, Maddon said. 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