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Khulna Titans 157 for 5 (Mahmudullah 62, Bravo 2-27) beat Dhaka Dynamites 148 (Prasanna 53, Mosharraf 3-31) by nine runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsKhulna Titans survived Seekkuge Prasannas six-hitting spree to beat Dhaka Dynamites by nine runs in Chittagong. Matt Barnes Warriors Jersey . Khulna moved to eight points and joined Rangpur Riders and Dhaka at the top of the table.Dhaka would have rued the five dropped catches in the field that made the difference although Prasanna nearly took the side to an improbable victory from a score of 83 for 7 in the 14th over. At that stage, the side had lost in-form batsman Mosaddek Hossain.With Dhaka needing another 75 runs, Prasanna started by smacking Mosharraf Hossain high over long-on in the 14th over, before hitting three more off Kevon Cooper in the 16th over. He struck Shafiul for another six over long-off before Mosharraf was hammered for two successive sixes at the start of the 18th over.Though Sunzamul Islam fell in the same over, Dhaka were still in the game with 15 needed off the last two overs. Prasanna, who had reached 50 off 18 balls, was dropped by Andre Fletcher in the penultimate over before Suhrawardi Shuvo was the ninth batsman dismissed.With ten needed off the final over, Prasanna struck the first ball down Ariful Haques throat at long-off, ending the drama that he had helped created. He was dismissed for 53 off 22 balls, including seven sixes.Dhakas start to the chase had been poor after both in-form openers, Mehedi Maruf and Kumar Sangakkara, fell within 2.1 overs. Nasir Hossain was caught at short third-man through a late cut off Cooper, while Matt Coles failed to do justice to his promotion to No 3, falling for 11 in the sixth over.Shakib Al Hasan made just 8 while Dwayne Bravo holed out at deep extra cover attempting an inside-out hit off left-arm spinner Taibur Rahman, having made 4. Mosaddek, who made 35 off 28 balls, tried to keep Dhaka abreast with the required run rate, striking two sixes off Shuvagata Hom in the eighth over and two fours off Ariful Haque in the ninth over. In his quest for quick runs, however, Mosaddek was caught at long-on in the 14th over.When Khulna batted first after winning the toss, they took advantage of Dhakas poor catching to post a competitive 157 for 5. Fletcher was dropped twice during his 16-ball 20, both times at long-on by Mosaddek Hossain and Nasir Hossain on 2 and 9 respectively, although Nasirs was a tougher chance.Then, Mosaddek, at point, and Sunzamul Islam, at deep midwicket, dropped simple chances offered by Mahmudullah on 34 and 36 respectively. Matt Coles also dropped a straight-forward chance at long-off in the final over, off Kevon Coopers drive. Mahmudullah went on to top score with 62 off 46 balls with the help of four sixes. Custom Golden State Warriors Jerseys . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. Zaza Pachulia Warriors Jersey . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. http://www.warriorsbasketballpro.com/latrell-sprewell-warriors-jersey/ . Having already announced that the race will start May 9 with three stages in Northern Ireland and Ireland and finish in Trieste on June 1, the rest of the route was unveiled Monday.SEATTLE -- Chris Hansen is not going away in his pursuit of bringing the NBA back to Seattle. Hansen released a statement on his SonicsArena.com website on Monday afternoon, congratulating Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson on his efforts to keep the Kings in California, while also vowing to keep up his pursuit of getting the NBA back to Seattle. "Even as we are disappointed with the developments related to our efforts to purchase the Kings, we would just like to reiterate our dedication to bringing the NBA back to Seattle," Hansen wrote. "We will continue to press forward with our arena plans with the same commitment and effort we have over the last two years, and look forward to working with the City (of Seattle) and (King) County to see the project through the hurdles that remain. Likewise, we plan to continue to work with the league regarding opportunities that may arise to return an NBA franchise to our City." Hansens statement came less than a week after his attempts to purchase the Kings and move them to Seattle were denied by the NBA Board of Governors in Dallas. The leagues owners voted 22-8 to deny the move of the franchise to Seattle and the Maloof family struck a deal with lead Sacramento investor Vivek Ranadive a day later to sell the Kings and keep them in Sacramento by sellingg a 65 per cent controlling interest at a total franchise valuation of $535 million. Mitch Richmond Warriors Jersey. Hansens group -- that includes Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer -- had offered a purchase price based on a $625 million franchise valuation and a relocation fee of $115 million. "Given what our community went through in 2008, if there is any silver lining in this for Seattle it is seeing Sacramentos dedicated fan base successfully rally to keep the Kings," Hansen wrote. "This was never about Seattle fans versus Sacramento fans, and it goes unsaid that there is a mutual respect given the circumstances we have both been through." Fans of the league and supporters of Hansens efforts believed this was the best opportunity to bring the NBA back. Political and public support was at its peak since the messy departure of the Sonics for Oklahoma City following the 2008 season. Hansen made a point in his statement of thanking the political leaders that have stood behind his arena efforts and his pursuit of the Kings and thanked fans for displaying their desire to see the NBA return. 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MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho has cut an unhappy figure during Manchester Uniteds first wobble in his time at Old Trafford. Delano Hill Womens Jersey .The smile has gone. The answers in interviews are getting shorter. His list of targets for criticism is getting longer. He is even starting to feel sorry for himself.The worst manager in the history of football, Mourinho said of himself, sarcastically, on Friday.Three losses in nine days led to widespread criticism of Mourinhos management style and the makeup of his United team. Beating third-tier club Northampton in the English League Cup on Wednesday gave Mourinho some brief respite, but there will be more scrutiny if United loses at home to Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.Mourinho won his first four games in charge of United but the honeymoon period is over. He has been typically outspoken in railing against refereeing decisions, those he described as Einsteins in the media, and against even his own players on occasion over the past two weeks.Mourinho insisted Friday he was upset with nothing and was a lucky guy, saying his only gripe was what he perceived as unfair criticism of his players from outsiders.I should protect them, I would love to protect them, (but) I cant, Mourinho said. It is something that is completely out of my control.But with me, its fine and with the Einsteins its fine, he added. They can speak, they can write, they can criticize the work of other people, but I am a good man.Yet, it was Mourinho who was criticizing United players Luke Shaw, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard after poor performances or individual mistakes during recent matches. Mourinho was the same with some of his Chelsea players during his second spell at Stamford Bridge.One player he continues to support is captain Wayne Rooney, who has taken the brunt of criticism during Uniteds poor run.Mourinho said he believes there is a direct correlation between Rooneys slump in form and some criticism Englands record goal scorer received after his performance in Englands 1-0 win over Slovakia in World Cup qualifying on Sept. 4.Honestly, I think there was a Wayne before the Slovakia-England and a Wayne after Slovakia-England, Mourinho said, adding that he in no way held England manager Sam Allardyce responsible for any loss of form.I am not blaming Sam, not at all. I am blaming the people who, after the England-Slovakia were, in my opinion, too strong with somebody that is a very important player in the history of English football, Mourinho said. I think it was too much. But I still think, a big boy like he is, he has to face it in a strong way.Mourinhos comments came a day after Rooney said he wasnt affected by the disparaging remarks made about him.Ive had that my whole career, Rooney said, a little bit more of late, I think, but thats football. I listen to my coaches and my teammates, the people around me, and I dont really listen to what a lot of people out there are saying because a lot of it is rubbish.Mourinho has a big call to make on Rooney, who was the only first-team regular to play the full 90 minutes against Northampton. That means he might be left out for a match against Leicester that comes less than 72 hours later.Mourinho said Anthony Martial will miss the Leicester game because of calf and ankle problems sustained in the 3-1 loss at Watford on Sunday. Tedric Thompson Womens Jersey . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Malik McDowell Youth Jersey . After dropping their final six games of December, the Wild opened the new calendar year with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Colorado on Saturday, Minnesota rebounded the following night to blank Nashville 4-0, but then had the tables turned on them Tuesday. http://www.seahawksauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Ethan-Pocic-Seahawks-Jersey/ . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. Match factsOctober 20-24, Chittagong Start time 10.00am (0400GMT)Big pictureThe first Test is the meeting of a major force in Test cricket and an irregular participant. Bangladesh are resuming the format after a gap of more than 14 months, while by the end of year England will have played 17 Tests in 2016 including seven in eight weeks on the subcontinent.England have won all their eight Tests against Bangladesh - by comfortable margins as well, although sometimes after plenty of toil - but arguably are not the overwhelming favourites that history would suggest given the potential of a youthful top order and continued questions over their spin bowling.While they should still be the front-runners - the success in the ODI series will have boosted confidence in the conditions, although there is a significant turnover in personnel - given the oppressive heat and humidity, the lack of preparation time for some players and inexperience in others, they will be guarding against being too comfortable.Alastair Cook will become Englands most capped Test player, and will have to lead from the front in conditions he is familiar with, having toured Bangladesh as the U-19 captain in 2004 and later in his first assignment as Test captain in 2010. He is set to open with a newcomer, either Haseeb Hameed or Ben Duckett. The latter has impressed having scored four fifties during this tour - he could yet slot in at No. 4 - and Hameed showed his willingness to battle the new conditions during the warm-up matches.Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow will have to take care of the rest of the batting line-up while Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes will have to lead the bowling attack in the absence of James Anderson. Much focus will be on Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali and they are set to be joined by a third spinner with 39-year-old Gareth Batty, who played his previous Test in 2005, the favourite.The home side has a solid top six but due to injuries, loss of form and their 14-month break from Test cricket, have to make five changes since their last game. Much of their fortunes will depend on Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, though England will know not to count out Imrul Kayes and Mahmudullah.But Bangladeshs bowling will depend heavily on Shakib Al Hasan, who will have Taijul Islam for help though the rest of the attack may contain two Test debutants.Chittagong will pose the usual Bangladeshi challenges for the visiting team but, so far, England have been willing to roll up their sleeves. They have trained extra hard to get used to the heat and the pitches, as was seen during their sessions since the ODI series.So in their first meeting in more than six years, England and Bangladesh both have significant challenges to face. Once they come face to face, it could turn into a better contest than on paper.Form guide (completed matches, most recent first)Bangladesh DDDLDEngland LWWLDIn the spotlightWhen it is England, much of the focus is on Tamim Iqbal who made the four Tests in 2010 memorable with his rapid scoring which including two centuries. His average against Enngland, 63. Delano Hill Jersey. 12, is his highest against teams off which he has taken more than 500 runs.Ben Duckett has made four fifties on tour so far, and has looked more comfortable applying his own game into the local conditions than many of his more accomplished team-mates. Duckett is likely to make his debut, and could be a handful for the Bangladesh attack.Team newsBangladeshs top six will be exactly the one that played the last Test, but the rest of the line-up will be changed. Sabbir Rahman and 18-year-old offspinner Mehedi Hasan are most likely to make their Test debuts and if the home side go with two pace bowlers, Kamrul Islam Rabbi would also be making his debut. If Mushfiqur keeps wicket, Nurul Hasan will be sitting out.Bangladesh (probable) 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mehedi Hasan, 9 Shafiul Islam, 10 Taijul Islam, 11 Kamrul Islam RabbiEngland will have to make at least three changes from their last Test XI, with Alex Hales (opted out), James Vince (dropped) and James Anderson (injured) unavailable. There was a late move which favoured Duckett opening with Cook and Hameed missing out, which would mean Gary Ballance retaining his place. The third spinner spot is between the Surrey pair of Batty and the uncapped Zafar Ansari.England (probable) 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Ben Duckett, 3 Joe Root, 4 Gary Ballance, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Gareth Batty, 11 Stuart BroadPitch and conditionsThere is likely to be a slow pitch, which wouldnt give any batsman a comfortable start. The spinners are likely to get more purchase after the first day but again it will be on the slower side. Dust bowls could appear but not until later in the contest. After the rain which threatened the ODI, the forecast is for it to be hot and sunny.Stats and triviaThe 14 months and 20 days since their last Test is Bangladeshs longest duration between two Tests. The previous longest was exactly 14 months between June 4, 2010 and August 4, 2011.None of those in the Bangladesh squad has played 50 Tests, with Mushfiqur the highest with 48 caps.England are likely to have just two survivors from their previous Test in Bangladesh - in Dhaka during 2010 - with Cook and Broad having played on that occasion, although Steven Finn was also in the XI.Jonny Bairstow needs 43 runs for 2000 in Tests.QuotesIt is nice to be addressed as captain after a long time. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim sums up the Test gap of 14 monthsIts going to be a very special day tomorrow on a personal note. This game is not going to be remembered for a personal thing, its going to be a team performance, but its going to be a special day to overtake a record of such a fantastic England cricketer.England captain Alastair Cook on becoming his countrys most capped Test player, moving past Alec Stewarts 133 Tests Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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The?Oklahoma Sooners?are the forgotten powerhouse of college football. Josh Jones Youth Jersey . The Sooners started the season ranked No. 3 in both the AP and Coaches polls, but early losses to Houston and Ohio State left the Sooners off the College Football Playoff radar.That should not be the case, because if Oklahoma wins in this weekends Bedlam matchup against No. 10 Oklahoma State, the Sooners -- now No. 9 in the CFP committees rankings -- will have made a fantastic case, one that should force the committee to break tradition and allow a two-loss team into the playoff. Jamaal Williams Packers Jersey . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Vince Biegel Packers Jersey . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. http://www.packersauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Jamaal-Williams-Packers-Jersey/ . 10 Texas A&Ms offence dominated as usual against SMU. CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have hired former major league All-Star and Gold Glove second baseman Mark Grudzielanek to manage Triple-A Charlotte.Grudzielanek spent the past two seasons working in the Arizona Diamondbacks player development system. He played 15 seasons in the majors from 1995 to 2010, was an All-Star for the Montreal Expos in 1996 and won a Gold Glove for the Kansas City Royals in 2006.Other managing assignments announced Wednesday were: Julio Vinas (Double-A Birmmingham), Willie Harris (Class A Winston-Salem), Justin Jirschele (Class A Kannapolis), Tim Esmay (Great Falls) and Ryan Newman (Arizona Rookie League). Jamaal Williams Youth Jersey. Steve McCatty (Charlotte) and John Ely (Great Falls) were hired as pitching coaches.Richard Dotson will serve as the organizations pitching coordinator and Mike Gellinger as hitting coordinator. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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BLAINE, Minn. Zach Collins Jersey . -- Joe Durant made a 10-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a playoff with Miguel Angel Jimenez on Sunday to win the PGA Tour Champions 3M Championship.The 52-year-old Durant won on the par-5 18th after closing with a birdie on the hole in regulation for a 9-under 63. After a double-bogey on the par-4 14th, Jimenez birdied the final four holes for a 67 to match Durant at 19-under 197 at TPC Twin Cities.Jimenez birdied the 18th in the playoff before Durant rolled in the right-to-left winner.Durant won for the second time on the 50-and-over tour and the first by himself after teaming with Billy Andrade to win the Legends of Golf last year. Durant won the last of his four PGA Tour titles at Walt Disney World in 2006.He opened with a 70 and shot a 64 on Saturday to begin the final round four strokes behind leader Jimenez. Durant birdied Nos. 1-2, 4-5 and 7-8 in a front-nine 30 and added birdies on Nos. 10 and 12. He dropped a stroke on the par-3 13th and got it back with a birdie on the par-4 14th.Jimenez shot 67-63 to take a one-stroke lead over Kevin Sutherland into the final round.Two weeks ago at Carnoustie in the Senior British Open, Jimenez took a four-stroke lead into the final day only to shoot 75 and tie for third -- three strokes behind winner Paul Broadhurst.Jimenez won in Mississippi in March for his third career PGA Tour Champions victory. The 52-year-old Spanish player has 15 regular European Tour victories, the last in the 2014 Spanish Open at a tour-record 50 years, 133 days.Two-time winner Bernhard Langer had a 64 to tie for third with Sutherland (68) at 17 under. Langer has broken par in all 24 of his rounds in the event.David Frost (66) and Monday qualifier Glen Day (68) followed at 16 under. Two-time defending champion Kenny Perry had a 68 to tie for 37th at 7 under, and?John Daly tied for 71st at 3 over after a 75. Zach Collins Swingman Jersey . Louis Blues teammates who would also be participating in the Olympics, Alex Pietrangelo felt right at home, no different in some ways to the travel experience of any old road trip – save for the length of the journey, that is. Zach Collins White Jersey . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. http://www.blazersteamofficial.com/Zach-Collins-Blazers-Jersey/ . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. Sydney FC have needed two quickfire second-half goals from striker Matt Simon to see off Wollongong Wolves and avoid becoming the latest high-profile FFA Cup casualty.Simon scored twice within three minutes on Wednesday night midway through the second period, while David Carney netted in injury time for a 3-0 win.An 8029-strong crowd turned out at Wollongongs WIN Stadium, rekindling memories of the glory days for the two-time former National Soccer League (NSL) champions, competing these in the NSW competition.The home side battled gamely throughout and briefly enjoyed the ascendancy leading up to Simons double.Sky Blues midfielder Milos Ninkovic had a first-half penalty sharply saved by Wolves goalkeeper Justin Pasfield against his former club.It was one of several half appeals for a spot-kick from Sydney FC who lined up with several key off-season recruits, including goalkeeper Danny Vukovic and Michael Zullo.Former Western Sydney player Brad McDonald struck Vukovics post from long-range, while Simon was lucky to avoid a red card in the dying minutes for a wild challenge. Zach Collins BLack Jersey. Perth collected a 2-0 win to advance to the last-16 at the expense of the Roar in a feisty all-A-League tie at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.Several cautions were dished out but the crucial statistic was a pair of goals for the Glorys Dino Djulbic inside the opening 20 minutes.Perth fielded a strong side in their first outing of the season and immediately took control with both goals coming from set-pieces.Another former NSL giant enjoyed a return to the spotlight as the Melbourne Knights edged a 2-1 home win over Perth side Cockburn City in driving rain.There were also wild conditions in Tasmania, but local enthusiasm could not be dampened as the Devonport Strikers became the first side from the Apple Isle to move into the round of 16.The Strikers defeated Lambton Jaffas 1-0 on a waterlogged pitch in front of 2500 fans representing around 10 per cent of the local population. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Zach Collins Red Jersey . -- Darius Dawkins tied a career-high with seven 3-pointers and scored 21 points to help Jacksonville rout Trinity Baptist 97-52 Wednesday night to close out the Red Diamond Roundball Classic.Jacksonville made 16 3-pointers to set a program record.J.R. Holder scored 15 points and hit the first of his three 3-pointers early to spark an 18-2 first-half run that broke the game open. Jacksonville led 46-18 at halftime and held the Eagles to 34 percent shooting from the floor (20 of 59).Devin Harris scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half and the Dolphins (4-2) shot 49 percent from the field (34 of 69).Omar El Manasterly and Demontez Austin each grabbed 11 rebounds and Jacksonville outscored the Eagles in the paint 36-20. Freshman Tanner Rubio made seven assists.Gary Mims led NCCAA-member Trinity Baptist (3-6) with nine points. Zach Collins BLack Jersey . After dropping their final six games of December, the Wild opened the new calendar year with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Colorado on Saturday, Minnesota rebounded the following night to blank Nashville 4-0, but then had the tables turned on them Tuesday. Zach Collins Authentic Jersey . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. http://www.blazersteamofficial.com/Zach-Collins-Blazers-Jersey/ . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. SAN JOSE, Calif. -- She knows she is constantly described as the rare sure thing in a sport that doesnt usually allow sure things. But after her last workout before the U.S. Olympic womens gymnastics trials begin Friday, Simone Biles wasnt willing to let anyone tell her shes a lock to win this two-day meet or to get to the Rio Summer Olympics. It doesnt matter to her that she has won three consecutive world all-around titles, or that she beat her nearest American rival by 3.9 points at the U.S. national championships two weeks ago.Biles instead smiled Thursday and told a story about a recent dream she had about finally arriving at this, her first Olympic trials.I cried before the start of every single event, Biles said with a laugh. That was my dream. Hopefully that doesnt really happen to me tomorrow.It almost certainly wont.But Biles knows it cant.Biles is only 19, but she is fully aware that as preposterously great as her last three years have been, the Olympics are the only place where she can truly cement her place in history and in the public imagination.If Biles does not go on to dominate as expected and win gold medals next month in Rio -- as many as five golds are possible for her -- it wont matter that she is already closing in on passing three-time Olympian Svetlana Khorkina as the most decorated female gymnast ever, or that longtime gymnastics observers say Biles has already eclipsed two-time Olympian Nadia Comaneci in the discussion about the greatest female gymnast of all time.Comaneci was the sports standard of perfection -- until the 4-foot-9 Biles came along displaying more power and greater degree of difficulty than Comaneci did at the 1976 and 80 Games.I do think of history and [gymnasts who came before] because they all paved the way for us, Biles said, sitting in a directors chair setup at a team press conference after Thursdays workout. If it hadnt been for them, we wouldnt be here doing such strong gymnastics. Were just trying to carry the legacy on.Biles, with the exception of the rare anxiety dream, seems to have found a few ways to chop the pressure bearing down on her into manageable pieces.When asked again and again Thursday about being a prohibitive favorite here, Biles shrugged and said, Its just labels. What does it do for me if I walk around here saying, Im the favorite?Told that her journey toward Olympic fame is a Hollywood story -- shes risen to greatness after being adopted at age 5 by her paternal grandparents because her estranged mom struggled with drugs and alcohol use -- Biles amiably pushed back a little again and said, Well, they [outsiders] turn it that way, but I honestly thought everyone was adopted until I spoke up. People would say to me, Youre adopted? And I would say, Arent you?Biles smiled. And everyone laughed.America has the best womens gymnastics team in the wworld, yet Biles could probably fall twice in the four events -- balance beam, floor, vault and uneven bars -- and still win these trials. Zach Collins Swingman Jersey. The difficulty and amplitude she packs into her routines is that much higher than anyone elses. Anywhere.Even for a gymnast, she has freakish strength and an amazing ability to pick up new skills. Aimee Boorman, Biles Houston-based coach since Biles was in elementary school, often says Biles has the uncanny ability to know exactly where she is in midair, even when practicing tricks that other gymnasts are afraid to try because they fear gravely injuring themselves. Plenty of heart-to-hearts with Boorman over the years, along with seeing a sports psychologist beginning in 2013, has also helped convince Biles that she doesnt need to listen to conventional thinking or other peoples expectations for her once shes at a competition.Other people do enough thinking for me, she said Thursday with a smile.Gymnasts are all better when they dont think and just do what theyve trained to do, national team coordinator Martha Karolyi agreed with a laugh.And so Biles bounces along, doing things her way. She had a lot of fun throwing out the first pitch at a Houston Astros game on Tuesday by doing a handspring off the mound and then coming up throwing. Team veteran Aly Raisman said here Thursday that she had to move to a different room at the U.S. teams training center, farther away from Biles and Gabby Douglas room, because Biles and Douglas were often laughing so loudly Raisman couldnt sleep. And I can fall asleep sitting right here if I just shut my eyes, Raisman said with a laugh.These Olympic trials are expected to be yet another coronation for Biles. She is expected to be the breakout American star of the Rio Games, along with Katie Ledecky, U.S. swimmings female successor to Michael Phelps. Again, its not something Biles is eager to linger on.But what can you do? she sighs. If I walk around here saying Im the favorite, how does that help me? Nothing is set in stone until its set in stone.Biles did concede once Thursday that she does perform better when she goes out before a mind event, such as the 4-inch-wide balance beam, and tells herself Im the bomb before she begins, instead of dwelling on what might go wrong.Were all a little nervous and jittery right now [about making the Rio team], Biles said, so we all try not to talk about it because its such a touchy subject.We just try to live in the moment.At the moment, Biles is the best gymnast in the world. 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HOMESTEAD, Fla. Derrick Williams Jersey . -- Theres a changing of the guard occurring in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Joey Logano is leading the charge.The 26-year-old Connecticut native has qualified among the final four drivers to compete for the Sprint Cup title in two of three years since NASCAR adopted an elimination playoff-style format to determine its annual champion.Logano is the youngest driver to reach the final four, and he is in position to become NASCARs youngest Cup Series champion since Jeff Gordon took the honors in 1995 at age 24. The only obstacle standing in his way is the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he needs to beat six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and defending Cup Series titlist Kyle Busch in a straight fight.In a sport where longtime star Gordon retired (theoretically) at the end of the 2015 season and three-time champion Tony Stewart is ready to exit the big stage, the younger generation is taking over. Johnson and other top Cup stars like Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth are all over 40 and likely soon to be thinking about following Gordons and Stewarts lead.Meanwhile, Logano and a band of rising twenty-somethings who are trying to become NASCARs future champions and stars are trying to capitalize.For Logano, the time is now. Although hes just 26, hes wrapping up his eighth full season in the Cup Series and making his second serious run at the championship.No driver has won more Chase races (seven) than Logano in the elimination format era, and he knows that based on what has transpired the last two years at Homestead, he will probably need to take his first win at the Florida track if he wants to secure the crown.Coming off a crucial victory at Phoenix International Raceway certainly helps.Weve got momentum, he said.?Theres a lot of excitement.?I remember when we got through a couple years ago to Miami, I wasnt as excited. I was immediately nervous right after the race [at Phoenix]. This time the feeling is, Hey, weve got confidence. I know we can do it. I dont feel like its a long shot like it was last time because weve been here before.?Weve been in these situations.The fact that Logano ended up fourth among the four title contestants at Homestead in 2014 after a slow pit stop led to a disappointing finish doesnt faze the Team Penske driver.Everyone told me Youve got to lose one to win one, and I thought that was the biggest crock of crap Ive ever heard in my life, Logano related. But you know what, its not the fact that you have to lose one to win one, its the fact that maybe it really helped me to just live through it once. Since then, weve been in those situations where we had to win a race to stay in the championship. And Homestead [in 2014] was the first time we ever had to do that.?I think were approaching it like its a normal weekend, he added. We race to win every week; why should we race differently for a championship, right?? Were racing to win that race, and thats ultimately going to have a championship attached to that.?Weve got momentum. Weve won multiple races. Weve got on rolls before where youve got that momentum and that confidence and it just keeps stacking up like it did last year, and were in good position to do that again.As a backdrop to Loganos championship aspirations, team owner Roger Penske is celebrating his 50th anniversary in racing as a team owner. Simon Pagenaud already won the IndyCar Series championship for Penske in what has been a very successful season for the most successful team owner in American motorsports history. But he only has one Sprint Cup title on the list, 2012 with Brad Keselowski.With Logano, Penske has found the perfect blend of youth and experience that is necessary to contend in the sport today.I can tell you that hes a quality young man, Penske said.?He listens. He motivates his team. I mean, hes there at the shop day in and day out, and theres never been a time weve asked him to do something on or off the track he hasnt done it with a smile.?You look at how tight hes been running here the last year and a half or two years, he really pretty much stayed out of trouble, and I think hes earned a reputation in the garage area that you can race hard with him. To me, thats important.But more important, I think the person himself, he represents us in a first-class manner, and he can be with us a long time, working together with Brad, Penske added. Hes matured, and you have to say that if you go up and down the garage area, at his age, weve got a real winner.Crew chief Todd Gordon likes what he has seen from Logano throughout this season, and especially when the pressure has increased in the Chase.I think the peace that weve had success and weve had speed through the last five races kind of builds your confidence to feel like we just need to go forward and do the things that weve done, and we can be successful, Gordon said.?Hes focused on that and focused on making sure our weekend runs the way weve run our weekends and doesnt change anything up.???????????I feel a lot of calm from his feedback and what hes saying and what hes doing and the mannerisms, he continued.?Hes all over just making this another race, and I think in a great position.Any of the four drivers in Sundays championship finale would make a worthy 2016 champion for NASCAR. But Logano has the opportunity to make his mark on the sport at a much younger age than the others.For him and for the Cup Series, the future starts Sunday. Terrell Brandon Jersey . It says Pocklingtons lawyer filed the appeal Friday in a California court. CTV Edmonton also says Pocklington gave a $100,000 cash deposit as part of the conditions of his bail, and that he will be out on bail until his appeal is heard. Kevin Love Cavaliers Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. http://www.cavaliersbasketballpro.com/terrell-brandon-cavaliers-jersey/ . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break.Australias colour-blind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade insists he will cope in this weeks day-night Test against South Africa despite having difficulty in picking up the pink ball under lights. Wade has been recalled at the expense of Peter Nevill among a raft of changes for the third Test at Adelaide, with Australia desperate to prevent a clean-sweep by the Proteas after defeats in Hobart and Perth.Wade, banished from Test cricket three years ago due to shoddy glovework, admits his vision problem makes it difficult with the pink ball under lights, but is confident of adapting. Wade suffers from colour blindness I played with the pink ball at Adelaide Oval last year in a Shield game, so itll be interesting to see what it does in the Test arena. Youve just got to get used to it, he said. I think its trying to get it out of your mind. I can see the colour of the ball, I pick it up. Its just at times it takes a little bit longer to work out the depth of where its coming. Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price! He added: It cant be an issue, Ive got to work it out.The match will be only the second day-night Test in Australia after the home side beat New Zealand by three wickets on only the third day at Adelaide Oval last year. New Zealands paceman Tim Southee bowls against Australia during the first day-night cricket Test match at the Adelaide Oval in November last year Wade, recalled as much for his batting prowesss as his keeping skills, said he found it easier now to cope with the pink ball than when it was first rolled out as a Sheffield Shield experiment in the 2013-14 season. Channing Frye Jersey. Ive got more used to it I suppose, he said. The more you play, you get more used to it, but the ball is getting better year-in, year-out. Australia captain Steve Smith admits hes embarrassed after his side were thrashed by South Africa in the second Test in Hobart Former Test opener Chris Rogers also suffered from colour-blindness and in 2014 withdrew from a match in which a pink ball was being trialled.Australia go into Thursdays game on the back of five straight Test defeats and with the team in crisis as they look to stop South Africa becoming the first touring team to sweep a series Down Under.Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price. Hurry, offer ends December 4! Also See: WATCH: Proteas airport trouble Aussies pick Renshaw Du Plessis guilty of ball-tampering Abbott clinches series for SA Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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TAMPA -- Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian will have a left shoulder injury examined more Monday when the team is back in Denver, but he said Sunday night his plan is to be ready to play against the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday. Jourdan Lewis Cowboys Jersey .Siemian left Sundays 27-7 Broncos win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being sacked by Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald just before halftime. Siemian was 5-of-7 passing at the time for 68 yards and a touchdown.Rookie Paxton Lynch entered the lineup and closed out the game as he finished 14-of-24 passing for 170 yards and his first career touchdown. Both Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and Siemian said they believed Siemian could have re-entered the game if needed.Siemian was in obvious discomfort after the sack, but he stayed in the game for one more play -- a 6-yard run by rookie running back?Devontae Booker?-- and then he approached Broncos head trainer Steve Antonopulos at the two-minute warning.The Broncos led 17-7 when Siemian went to the sideline.I can tell you we felt like we could have put him back in the game, Kubiak said. We really like the job Paxton did, handling himself, handling the team well, so we stayed with it ...We feel fortunate, well go back and see where (Siemian) is at.Siemian said, as he prepared to leave Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night, that hell see what the Broncos medical staff says on Monday, but that he believed he would be able to play against the Falcons on Sunday in Denver.Just got a bum shoulder, a little sore, Siemian said. ... I think Im just going to take it one day at a time ... but yeah, thats the plan, Ill be ready to play.The Broncos initial diagnosis was a bruised left (non-throwing) shoulder, but he will be checked again Monday morning. Siemian said he was uncertain if he would be taken for a MRI exam.Antonopulos told Siemian he should come out of the game to see if the injury settled down. So, Lynch came in on third down to finish out the half then the game.Hes really doing a good job, Kubiak said. ... We need a little more tempo, we need to get out of the huddle better. Sean Lee Cowboys Jersey . JOHNS, N. 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The Tiger quartet surpassed the 1980-83 and 2010-13 senior classes who accumulated 97 career victories.Redshirt junior Melanie Crow (Wildwood, Mo.) finished with double-digit kills for the second consecutive match, as her 16 kills paced Mizzous offense against the Volunteers. Kan was fantastic all-around again for the Tigers, recording her team-leading 10th double-double this season. Her 10 kills and 12 digs also marked her sixth double-double in SEC play this season.The Tigers offense came ready in the opening set, producing 13 kills on .423 hitting. Mizzou cruised to a 25-18 set triumph with the aid of six Tennessee service errors. Crow and sophomore Alyssa Munlyn (Suwanee, Ga.) each tallied a team-best four kills to pace Mizzous attack.Tennessee used strong serving and efficient hitting to build a demanding early lead in the second set. Mizzou trailed 18-13 late, as the Volunteers threatened with a quick set victory. The Tigers storrmed back with a 9-2 scoring run to claim a 22-20 advantage. Chidobe Awuzie Cowboys Jersey. Tennessee ultimately rebounded with a 5-1 run to even the match at one set apiece.Following an uncharacteristic blocking effort in the first set, Mizzou exploded for seven total blocks in the second set. Thater particularly stepped up her defense, posting five total blocks at the net.The third set marked Mizzous turn to open with a large scoring run, as it sped out to an early 8-2 advantage. Mizzou held a comfortable lead throughout and claimed a 25-17 set win over the Volunteers. The Tigers recorded 12 kills on .281 hitting to key their triumph, as Crow led the team with four kills in the set.Mizzou continued to take advantage of poor Tennessee serving in the fourth and final set. Overall on Friday evening, the Volunteers suffered 17 service errors. The Tigers added two total blocks in the fourth set and finished with 11.0 total blocks overall. Mizzou has now produced double-digit blocks in seven of its past nine matches.Mizzou closes its weekend road trip on Sunday, Nov. 6, at No. 18 Kentucky. First serve is set for 11 a.m. (CT) and the match will broadcast live on SEC Network. The Tigers will later have a week away from the court and return to action on Sunday, Nov. 13, at South Carolina. First serve in Columbia, S.C., is scheduled for 3 p.m. (CT). Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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PHILADELPHIA -- Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter, and LeBron James had a triple-double in the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-108 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday. Glenn Anderson Jersey .James had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, and Kevin Love added 25 points and 11 rebounds, The defending champion Cavaliers have won four straight to improve to 13-2.Joel Embiid had 22 points and nine rebounds for the 76ers. They have lost three straight.ROCKETS 130, TRAIL BLAZERS 114PORTLAND, Ore. -- James Harden had 38 points and 10 assists and Houston beat Portland.Eric Gordon added 26 points, including six 3-pointers for the Rockets, They have made at least 10 3-pointers in 16 straight games to match the NBA record set by Golden State and Cleveland last season. They finished the night with 17.CJ McCollum scored 28 points and Damian Lillard had 27 for the Blazers.PACERS 91, CLIPPERS 70INDIANAPOLIS -- Glenn Robinson III and Myles Turner each scored 17 points and Indiana beat Los Angeles Clippers, handing the Clippers consecutive losses for the first time this season.Al Jefferson added 16 points and eight rebounds to help Indiana win two straight for the second time this season.Blake Griffin had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers. They dropped to 14-4.KINGS 122, NETS 105NEW YORK -- DeMarcus Cousins had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Sacramento route Brooklyn.Darren Collison added 18 points for the Kings in their first first first in Brooklyn.Sean Kilpatrick scored 22 points, Brook Lopez had 17 and Bojan Bogdanovic added 13 for the Nets, They have lost seven straight games.The Kings Matt Barnes was ejected for a flagrant foul 2 on Kilpatrick with 9:34 left.NUGGETS 120, SUNS 114PHOENIX -- Wilson Chandler scored 25 points, Jameer Nelson added 21 and Denver held off Phoenix.Eric Bledsoe led Phoenix with a career-high 35 points. Devin Booker added 30.The Nuggets led by 20 at the half but Booker and Bledsoe led a rally that cut the lead to three early in the fourth quarter. Denver gained a slightly larger cushion from there before the Suns cut it to four in the final minute but could get no closer.Booker scored 25 points in the second half, Bledsoe 21.MAVERICKS 91, PELICANS 81DALLAS -- Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, including eight during a fourth-quarter rally that gave Dallas the lead for good, and the Mavericks beat New Orleans.Matthews made a 3-pointer and another basket to give Dallas a 72-71 edge with 5:39 remaining. New Orleans regained the lead on Anthony Davis two free throws, but Matthews made another 3-pointer to put the Mavericks ahead to stay.Dallas improved to 3-13, still the NBAs worst record. The Pelicans fell to 6-12.Harrison Barnes led the Mavericks with 23 points. Davis had 36 points and 13 rebounds.BUCKS 104, MAGIC 96ORLANDO, Fla. -- John Henson scored 20 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points and nine rebounds, and Milwaukee beat Orlando.Michael Beasley had 13 points to help the Bucks beat the Magic for the second time in a week.Evan Fournier led Orlando with 27 points and seven assists. Serge Ibaka scored 19 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 16 rebounds. Nick Holden Jersey . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. Adam Clendening Rangers Jersey . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. http://www.rangershockeypro.com/authentic-antti-raanta-rangers-jersey/ . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. INDIANAPOLIS -- The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is remembering actress Florence Henderson as a lovely lady who sang nearly two dozen times during Indianapolis 500 pre-race festivities.The Indiana-born actress best known as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 82.Speedway President Doug Boles said in a Friday statement that Henderson had a passion for the special moments leading up to the command for drivers to start theirr engines for the annual race, held each May. Derek Stepan Jersey. Between 1991 and 2015, she sang America the Beautiful, God Bless America or The Star-Spangled Banner 23 times during pre-race festivities. She was grand marshal for this years race.Henderson was born in the small southern Indiana town of Dale, the 10th child of a tobacco sharecropper. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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MILWAUKEE -- Mired in a 0-for-18 slump entering the game, Kirk Nieuwenhuis broke out in a big way. Karim Benzema Real Madrid Jersey .Nieuwenhuis hit two home runs for his third career multi-homer game, matched a season high with three hits and set a season mark with four RBI to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Saturday night.The last couple of days I just tried to change my mentality a little bit, Nieuwenhuis said. Ive just been pressing a lot the last three or four weeks. It seems like even longer than that.Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said Nieuwenhuis has been grinding during the rough stretch.But after a night like tonight, where he kind of drives the bus for you, and when you look at his season in total, hes doing a good job for us, Counsell said.Zach Davies took a shutout into the seventh inning and Jonathan Lucroy also homered, giving Milwaukee the lead with a two-run shot in the first off John Lackey (7-7).He let one come back over the middle a little bit, and I was able to square it up, Lucroy said. It was a tough at bat, and I think I tired him out and he finally let one leak back out a little bit.Nieuwenhuis led off the fourth with a homer to center field, extending Milwaukees lead to 3-0. Nieuwenhuis added a three-run homer to left in the eighth.Davies (7-4) gave up one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.I felt good with my rhythm and was working at a pace I wanted to be at, Davies said.Lackey, who has surrendered at least one home run in seven straight starts, gave up three runs and five hits in six innings.Davies, who pitched seven scoreless innings in his last start, retired 10 consecutive batters before yielding a single to Ben Zobrist leading off the seventh. Zobrist scored on Addison Russells single off Will Smith, who relieved Davies with one out in the inning.(Davies) has been really good. Hes doing a nice job making pitches, Counsell said.The Brewers loaded the bases with two outs in the third but Lackey escaped by striking out Chris Carter.Milwaukee threatened again in the seventh, putting runners on second and third with one out. Cubs reliever Adam Warren then fired a pitch over catcher Willson Contreras glove. With Hernan Perez racing down the third-base line attempting to score, Contreras retrieved the ball off of a carom and fired to Warren covering the plate, who tagged out a sliding Perez. The call was upheld after a review.FAST PACEThe two stolen bases by the Brewers on Friday put the team at a major league-leading 86 for the season, eclipsing last seasons team mark of 84. The Brewers successfully executed a double steal on Saturday.PITCHING A FITThere was still buzz in Milwaukee on Saturday about newly retired Chicago Bears safety Charles Tillman, who said he was a guest of Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., throwing out a ceremonial pitch at Miller Park on Friday. Tillman tweeted: Northwestern Mutual had a suite and the 1st pitch and they asked me to do it (hash)relaxeveryone.OPEN AND SHUTThe game began with the retractable roof closed. It was opened after the first inning only to be closed again with the Brewers batting in the third as a rainstorm moved into the area.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: Reliever Joe Nathan, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, will join the club Sunday, manager Joe Maddon said. The 41-year-old Nathan has been on a 30-day rehab assignment in the Cubs minor-league system but hasnt appear in a major league game since April 6, 2015, with Detroit.Brewers: OF Domingo Santana, on the DL since June 10 with right elbow soreness, started a rehab assignment Saturday with Class-A Wisconsin.UP NEXTCubs: Jon Lester (10-4, 2.89) will start against the Brewers for the first time this season and first time ever at Miller Park. In five career starts versus Milwaukee he is 2-2 with a 2.22 ERA.Brewers: Junior Guerra (6-2, 3.06) will make his second start of the season against the Cubs. Guerra earned the victory in a May 15 start at Miller Park, giving up five hits and three runs over seven innings. 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CLEVELAND -- The Indians silently packed their bags for the road.The party was postponed again.With a chance to clinch its first AL Central title since 2007, Cleveland was shut out 3-0 on Sunday by the Chicago White Sox, who got eight dominant innings from Carlos Rodon and spoiled the Indians home finale.Disappointment could be sensed in every corner of Clevelands clubhouse as players stripped off uniforms that remained dry instead of being drenched with champagne.Like the bottles of bubbly, the championship remains on ice.You want to do it in front of the home crowd, second baseman Jason Kipnis said. It would have been fun to give high-fives down the line, all that stuff, but well push it back until tomorrow in Detroit, hopefully.Rodon struck (8-10) struck out a career-high 11 and blanked the Indians on just two singles. The left-hander easily handled the division leaders who still havent wrapped up a playoff spot and have gone flat at the worst time possible. Cleveland needed to win its regular-season finale at home and Detroit to lose to Kansas City for the Indians to win the division crown.The Tigers lost 12-9 to the Royals, but the Indians didnt do their part. Theyve clinched a share of the title, and now theyll try to win it outright on the road against the Tigers, whom theyve beaten 13 times in 15 games this season. The clubs open a four-game series Monday at Comerica Park.Nothing has come easy this season for Cleveland, which has overcome major injuries and must now defeat the Tigers, their long-time rivals, to return to the postseason for the first time since 2013.Its a little fitting, said starter Josh Tomlin, who allowed just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings. But we have a resilient group. Were ready for the next challenge. If it has to be in Detroit or Kansas City, wherever it may be, we need to get it done. We know what the task is and were prepared for it. Hopefully we get it done sooner rather than later.Cleveland had three errors for the second straight game and scored just one in the past two days.Carlos Sanchez had two RBI off Tomlin (12-9), who matched Rodon. However, the Indians couldnt do much against the left-hander, who turned in his best outing this season in Clevelands biggest game. Rodon struck out the side in the eighth before David Robertson worked the ninth for his 36th save. Nacho Fernandez Jersey. With little to play for, the White Sox enjoyed playing spoiler.Theyre eventually going to win it but we wont be around to see them celebrate, third baseman Todd Frazier said. Youve got to take pride in every game and every series, so theyll have to do it on the road now.Maybe feeling some of the pressure to wrap up a division theyve led since June 4, the Indians didnt get their first hit until the fifth, when Cleveland threatened to get a run across.Brandon Guyer singled leading off and took second on a passed ball. Coco Crisp walked and Chris Gimenez sacrificed. But Michael Martinez popped to short right, not deep enough to score Guyer and Rodon struck out Rajai Davis.Tomlin gave up a leadoff infield single to Tim Anderson in the first and then retired 12 straight, nine on fly balls to the outfield, before Frazier singled to open Chicagos fifth. He stole second with two outs and scored when Sanchez slapped a single for the only run Chicago would need.Indians manager Terry Francona didnt lament a loss that stung more than most.The itinerary says go to Detroit, he said. Well go where they tell us and play who they tell us and try to win. Thats what we always do.SAD SITUATIONBefore the game, players on both teams stood in front of clubhouse TVs and watched coverage of the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, killed in a boating accident.White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, who like Fernandez defected from Cuba, sat quietly at his locker with his face turned from the room. Abreu did not speak to reporters following the game.ATTENDANCE BUMPThe Indians drew 202,000 more fans this season than in 2015.HOME RUNDespite the weekend losses, the Indians went 15-5 at home since Aug. 21.UP NEXTWhite Sox: At a loss to explain his struggles since coming to Chicago in June, James Shields is 0-6 in his last 10 starts. The right-hander starts the series opener against Tampa Bay, the team he played for from 2006-12.Indians: Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber goes for his career-high 19th win as Cleveland begins its final road trip. Hes 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA against the Tigers this season. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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RENTON, Wash. Vince Carter Raptors Jersey . -- Quarterback Russell Wilson announced Monday that he is joining an ownership group led by investor Chris Hansen that is working on building an NBA/NHL arena in Seattles SODO neighborhood.The groups aim is to bring the Sonics back to Seattle.Wilson wrote in The Players Tribune that he became a fan of the Sonics by playing as the team in the video game NBA Jam.I became a SuperSonics fan by playing NBA Jam and watching them on SportsCenter and NBA Inside Stuff, he wrote. I loved their name. I loved their colors. I loved [Shawn] Kemp and [Gary] Payton, and then in later years, I loved watching Ray Allen swish corner threes with that perfect form.Even though we lived in Virginia, I got a Sonics jersey one Christmas and I used to put it on and go play hoops out in front of the house, pretending I was Gary Payton.Wilson also released a statement to The Associated Press.Im blessed and excited to partner with Chris, Wally [Walker], Pete [Nordstrom] and Erik [Nordstrom] and the greatest fans in all of sports to bring the SODO arena to our beloved city, Wilson said. There is no place like the Emerald City. The positive impact sports has on our kids and many generations to come and bringing different cultures and people together is what motivates and inspires me.Hansen and his investment group announced last month that they would pay for the arena with private funds.We couldnt be more thrilled that Russell is joining our partnership and continued efforts to bring the NBA and NHL back to Seattle, Hansen said in a statement to the AP.As you are all aware, we have always kept our focus on doing this for the right reasons -- our love for our city, our love of basketball and our belief that pro sports has the ability to positively influence our youth and bring communities together in a way very few things in this world can. It is with this shared view that we welcome Russell, a young, smart and passionate entrepreneur, as our business partner. We know that his enthusiasm, positivity and never give up attitude will make a huge difference in our effort.The Sonics left Seattle for Oklahoma City before the 2008-09 season.Its crazy to me that kids growing up in Seattle now turn on NBA 2K and they cant even play as the Sonics. It doesnt seem right that theyre gone, Wilson wrote in The Players Tribune. They were a part of my childhood, and I grew up 2,840 miles away.The NBA needs that green and gold back. Seattle needs basketball back. And hockey, too. (The Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917, in case you didnt know.)Pete Carroll was asked Monday about Wilsons involvement.He loves his community, and I think hes interested in being a part of something thats really special here, Carroll said. We all are aware of how dear it is in the hearts of the people around here, and Russell would love to be a part of something like that. I dont know any of the details. I dont know who its with or anything like that, but sounds like fun. Custom Raptors Jersey . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. Surely Ortons name isnt the first that comes to mind for fans wanting a change after years of damaging interceptions, fumbles or, most infamously, the field goal flub when Romo dropped the snap on a kick that could have won his first playoff game in 2006. Jakob Poeltl Raptors Jersey . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. http://www.raptorsproshop.com/delon-wright-raptors-jersey/ SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The stadium that will host the 50th Super Bowl is one that the San Francisco 49ers hope will redefine state of the art. Opening in 2014, five years after the opulent Cowboys Stadium, San Francisco team officials say they are aiming for a stadium that is enviironmentally friendly, cashless -- fans are expected to bring their smartphones -- and has great sight lines. DeMar DeRozan Raptors Jersey. Giving a recent tour at the facility, stadium project executive Jack Hill said the aim is to make it the "crowning glory of the NFL." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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