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LONDON -- Mo Farah says he is prepared for anything his rivals throw at him ahead of the Rio Olympics after he set his fastest time in the 5,000 meters since before London 2012. Jamie Collins Jersey .Farah stormed home to victory in the Anniversary Games in 12:59.29, the best time in the world this year and his quickest since June 2012 in Eugene. It was a time that surpassed the 13:41.66 he clocked in the Olympics back in 2012 but despite the impressive showing, he is taking nothing for granted ahead of Rio.The double Olympian, who will defend both his long-distance titles at the Rio Games, says his rivals will try anything to destabilise his bid for a double, double in the 5,000 and 10,000.Trainings going well, Farah said. But one thing you cant forget is its harder for me to defend an Olympics, the reason being is the rest of the guys have four years of preparation to try and beat me.Anything can happen. They havent managed it yet but Im going to have three Ethiopians, three Kenyans and three Ugandans [in the race at Rio].Theyre going to try and do anything to beat me. I need to keep my feet on the ground and enjoy what I do.It was Farahs first 5,000 of the season and said he was satisfied with his performance as he posted a remarkable 56.95 second final lap.He added: It [the race] was alright. It was one of those things.People say Farah comes here and doesnt always do a time but for me, if trainings going well then everythings going well and Ill try.I did try today. It was nice to go straight to the front, by the pacemakers and see what I could do. And to come away with under 13 minutes is a decent time.The race served as Farahs farewell ahead of the Rio Games and alongside Usain Bolts 200 win on Friday, Farah was the star of the show at the Diamond League event at the Olympic Stadium. I love the crowd, I love the people, Farah said. I enjoy what I do. If I didnt enjoy it, then I wouldnt be running a decent time, I wouldnt be laughing and smiling -- I love what I do.Farah dedicated the win to his daughter Rhianna who celebrated her 11th birthday on Friday and he will now head over to the Pyrenees to complete his pre-Rio training camp alongside mens 1,500 runner Charlie Grice and Laura Muir, who broke Kelly Holmes British record in the womens 1,500 on Friday night. Shon Coleman Jersey . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. JC Tretter Jersey . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. http://www.cheapbrownsjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-briean-boddy-calhoun-jersey .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. LONDON -- With Chelsea leaking goals too easily, Antonio Conte didnt have to search far for the solution.The Italian manager merely implemented the tactics that served him well with Juventus and his national team.Chelsea hasnt conceded a goal in the Premier League and has won all four games since Conte removed a defender from its typical four-man back-line. And, with four successive victories since the tactical tinkering, Chelsea has clambered up the standings to join the chasing pack.Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool are only separated by goal difference, and Chelsea, which hosts Everton on Saturday, is a point behind. Its some revival for a team that was on its knees last season, when the reigning champions collapsed and Jose Mourinho was fired.Gary Cahill has been featuring on the left of the back three with David Luiz in the center and Cesar Azpilicueta on the right.Every player has worked hard on the shape the manager has brought in and we are getting the rewards, Cahill said. It is all right having the shape. It is also to do with having the players with the mentality to go out and do the business when we need to.We have the flair players to go out and create and score goals, but we also need them to dig in and defend well.The turning point was the Sept. 24 loss to Arsenal, when Chelsea had conceded three goals before halftime. Switching to three at the back for the second half shored up the defense and prevented a heavy defeat. Within weeks, Chelsea was delivering a humbling of its own by beating Manchester United 4-0 in the biggest sign that Contes 3-4-3 is flourishing.The central defenders on the right and the left must be very fast and aggressive, Conte said. The players that play in the middle of the three defenders must be more tactical, must reflect more and find the right position, and also call the line up and down.Saturdays opponent, Everton, is only four points behind Chelsea and in sixth place despite an erratic spell in recent weeks. The highlights have been holding Manchester City to a 1-1 draw and beating West Ham, but losses to Burnley and Bournemouth could prove damaging to Evertons ambitions to qualify for the Europa League.Here are the other talking points this weekend:---NORTH LONDON DIVIDEArsenal and Tottenham head into Sundays derby after a week of contrasts in the Champions League. Arrsenal secured a 17th consecutive season in the round of 16 with a gritty comeback to beat Ludogorets, 3-2. Kevin Hogan Jersey. Tottenhams miserable return to Europes elite competition after a six-year absence continued with a home loss to Bayer Leverkusen.With only four points from a possible 12, Tottenham is facing early elimination. It may be shining in the Premier League as the last remaining unbeaten team, but in the Champions League, it just cant win.Since overwhelming Manchester City 2-0 at the start of October, Tottenham has drawn its three league games and only scored twice, dropping to fifth.Weve lost a bit of confidence, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said.Arsenal, though, has won 10 out of 11 games in all competitions. Sundays derby is the first time the neighbors have met since a late capitulation in May allowed Arsene Wenger to snatch second place and maintain his record of finishing above Tottenham every season since taking charge in 1996.---LEICESTER BLOWLeicester will be without goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for Sundays match against West Bromwich Albion after he broke his right hand during Wednesdays Champions League draw with FC Copenhagen. It will be the start of a lengthy, but unspecified period on the sidelines. Ron-Robert Zieler, an offseason signing from Hannover, will step in during Schmeichels absence.---ELSEWHERELeader Manchester City hosts Middlesbrough on Saturday buoyed by a Champions League win over Barcelona.Liverpool, behind only City in third on goal difference, faces Watford, which is flying high in seventh place. Watford is reeling from the resignation of executive chairman Raffaele Riva amid investigations into the 2014 takeover by Italian businessman Gino Pozzo, and Riva said he will vigorously defend his integrity.Manchester United is behind Watford in seventh and Mourinhos struggling side is away at Swansea on Sunday after a lengthy trip to Turkey for a Europa League game against Fenerbahce on Thursday. Swansea manager Bob Bradley is looking for his first win at his fourth attempt, having collected only one point since taking charge of the south Wales club.Swansea is three points ahead of winless and last-place Sunderland, which is at Bournemouth on Saturday. 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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PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo took a week off to be with his wife and newborn son after there were complications with the boys birth. Wholesale Blues Jerseys .Everything is fine now, he said, and he celebrated his return with a big night at the plate in the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-6 victory over the New York Mets on Monday.Castillo matched his career high with four hits. He doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice for the last-place Diamondbacks, who swept three games from the Mets last week in New York.It felt good. My mind was free, Castillo said. Everything went fine. I have the baby at home, my wife, too. Theyre both really healthy so Im just here to do what I love to do.Bartolo Colon drew the first walk of his 19-year major league career but he lasted just four innings against Arizona. Colon said his left (non-pitching) wrist was sore when he was at bat and walked on a 3-2 pitch.That surprised me as well, Colon said through a translator. I dont know why that pitcher didnt strike me out. He could have. I really couldnt do much more at that point.Left-hander Robbie Ray (5-11), who threw seven scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Mets last Wednesday, allowed two runs and eight hits in five innings for his first victory in five starts. He struck out five and walked two.One of the walks went to the 43-year-old Colon on a 3-2 pitch in the fourth. It came in Colons 282nd career plate appearance.Thats really just unacceptable, to walk him like that, Ray said. There were two outs and, yeah, I walked him. But it wont happen again.According to ESPN Stats & Info, no other player in major league history had that many plate appearances without walking.It was the second first at the plate for Colon this season. On May 7, he became the oldest player in major league history to hit his first home run.Colon (10-7) allowed five runs, two earned, and nine hits.Castillo returned with his new baby in good health and the Diamondbacks, coming off a 16-2 loss at Boston on Sunday, welcomed him with a 16-hit performance, including seven doubles, a triple and a home run.Paul Goldschmidt had three hits, including a triple and a double. He scored three times. Yasmany Tomas hit a two-run homer off Hansel Robles in the eighth.Neil Walker had three hits for the Mets, including a solo home run in the ninth off Edwin Escobar, just called up from Triple-A Reno.Arizona scored three unearned runs in the first inning and led the rest of the way.Mets third baseman T.J. Rivera bobbled Jean Seguras grounder for an error to start the game.Michael Bourn, Jake Lamb and Castillo had RBI singles in the first, all on grounders up the middle.We didnt make a play, and after that they had four hits, Mets manager Terry Collins said. When you play behind Bartolo, you cant have many mistakes because they are going to put the ball in play against you.Trailing 8-2, the Mets scored three runs in the seventh. New York loaded the bases with no outs against lefty Steve Hathaway. Randall Delgado relieved Hathaway and walked in a run. Sacrifice flies by Rivera and Ty Kelly cut the lead to 8-5.Enrique Burgos, with a fastball hitting 97 mph, struck out the side for Arizona in the eighth.TRAINERS ROOMMets: OF Yoenis Cespedes (strained right quad) made his first rehab appearance since his injury, going 0 for 3 with a strikeout and an RBI groundout for Class A St. Lucie. He said in a statement released by the team that, If things go OK, I hope to be with the team in San Francisco. The Mets open a four-game series against the Giants on Thursday. Cespedes is eligible to come off the DL on Friday.Diamondbacks: OF A.J. Pollack (wrist surgery) has appeared in five rehab games for Class A Visalia. Hes batting .462 with two home runs, a double, four RBI and three walks.UP NEXTMets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 2.75 ERA) gets the start Tuesday. He allowed three runs and eight hits, matching his most this season, during a 9-0 loss to the Diamondbacks in his last outing.Diamondbacks: RHP Braden Shipley (2-1, 2.96) makes his fifth major league start. He threw seven innings in that 9-0 win over the Mets last week. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. Cheap Adidas Blues Jerseys . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. http://www.cheapstlouisbluesjerseys.com/?tag=adidas-colton-parayko-jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. LOS ANGELES -- One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.The Chicago Cubs closed in on their first World Series trip since 1945 by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday in Game 5 of their National League playoff.Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings , Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series.On deck, a pair of opportunities to wrap up that elusive pennant at Wrigley Field.The city of Chicago has got to be buzzing, manager Joe Maddon said. Were not going to run away from anything. Its within our reach right now.The Cubs first opportunity to clinch comes Saturday night in Game 6, when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw faces major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks.Thats a game we expect to win, Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said.Of course, the Cubs were in the same favorable position 13 years ago -- heading home to Wrigley with a 3-2 lead in the NLCS.But even with ace pitchers Mark Prior and Kerry Wood starting the final two games, Chicago collapsed against the Marlins in one of its most excruciating failures.More than a decade later, the franchise is still chasing its first World Series championship since 1908.Weve heard the history, center fielder Dexter Fowler said, but at the same time were trying to make history.Budding star Javier Baez was in the middle of everything for the Cubs, a common theme this October. The second baseman made a sensational defensive play when the game was still close in the seventh, and his three-run double capped a five-run eighth that made it 8-1.After busting out of his postseason slump Wednesday, Russell hit a two-run homer for the second straight game. This one was a sixth-inning drive off losing pitcher Joe Blanton that gave Chicago a 3-1 lead.Just rounding the bases, it was pretty exciting, Russell said. Pumped up, not only for myself but for the team and that little cushion that Jonny had to go forward from that.Baez had three of Chicagos 13 hits, matching the teams total in Game 4, when the Cubs snapped a 21-inning scoreless streak and won 10-2.Lester allowed one run and five hits, improving to 2-0 in three playoff starts this year. He has given up two runs in 21 innings.The left-hander struck out six and walked one in a slow-paced game that lasted 4 hours, 16 minutes.These guys won the game for us, Lester said, nodding toward Russell and Baez. I was just kind of along for the ride.Anthony Rizzos run-scoring double gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the first.Los Angeles tied it in the fourth on Adrian Gonzalezs RBI groundout.Russell homered on an 0-1 pitch from Blanton, who gave up a single to Baez leading off the sixth. Baez stole second before Russells shot to left-center put the Cubs ahead on another unusually hot night at Dodger Stadium.Blanton took his second loss of the series. The veteran right-hander gave up consecutive homers in the eighth inning of Game 1, including a tiebreaking grand slam by pinch-hitter Miguel Montero.Our confidence hasnt wavered, Roberts said . This series certainly isnt over.With the Dodgers trailing 3-1 in the seventh, Gonzalez found himself on the wrong end of a replay review forr the second consecutive night. Cheap Blues Jerseys China. With Baez playing way out on the outfield grass in shallow right, the slow-footed Gonzalez tried to take advantage with a drag bunt leading off the inning. Baez rushed in for a barehanded scoop and off-balance throw, but Gonzalez initially was called safe by first base umpire Ted Barrett. The Cubs challenged and the ruling was overturned.In Game 4, Gonzalez was tagged out at home to end the second after diving with his left hand stretched toward the plate while catcher Willson Contreras applied a tag. The Dodgers challenged, but the video review upheld umpire Angel Hernandezs out call.Chicago jumped on struggling Dodgers rookie Kenta Maeda from the start. Fowler singled leading off the game and scored on Rizzos double to right two batters later.Maeda gave up one run and three hits over 3 2/3 innings. The right-hander has allowed eight earned runs in 10 2/3 innings this postseason.The Dodgers defense fell apart in the eighth.Gonzalez tried flipping Russells slow roller to reliever Pedro Baez, who came over to cover first and bobbled the ball for an error.Contreras followed with a pinch-hit single, and the runners moved up on pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr.s sacrifice bunt. Fowler reached on an infield single to first, with Gonzalez losing a foot race when Fowler slid into the bag as Russell scored.Kris Bryant reached on an infield single to third, with the Dodgers unsuccessfully challenging the call that he was safe.The Dodgers thought theyd finally escaped the inning when Rizzo lined out to second baseman Kike Hernandez, who nearly doubled up Fowler at second. But the Cubs challenged the call and it was reversed, prolonging the inning.Pedro Baez got yanked after walking Ben Zobrist to load the bases. Ross Stripling came on to face Javier Baez, who doubled to deep right, driving in three more runs.We can grab that momentum by one name: Kershaw, Gonzalez said. We dont want to put it all on him, but if we score a couple of runs, well feel real good.SCULLY RETURNSVin Scully was back at Dodger Stadium for the first time since ending his 67-year career behind the microphone earlier this month.The 88-year-old Hall of Fame announcer attended as a spectator and proclaimed, Its time for Dodger baseball! from an upstairs suite.UNDERSTATEDCubs outfielder Matt Szczur isnt on the NLCS roster, but hes contributing. A day after his bat was borrowed by Rizzo to hit a home run, Szczur revealed during an in-game TV interview that Russell wore a pair of his underwear leggings Wednesday after leaving his own at home.UP NEXTDodgers: Kershaw takes the mound in Chicago on an extra day of rest. The left-hander is 2-0 with a 3.72 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance this postseason. Overall, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is 4-6 with a 4.39 ERA in 17 career playoff appearances.Cubs: Hendricks 2.13 ERA was tops in the majors this season. The right-hander allowed a solo homer over 5 1/3 innings in Game 2, his longest career postseason start. The Cubs lost 1-0 to Kershaw. 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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MINNEAPOLIS -- For the second straight day, the last-place Minnesota Twins were hanging in against a team vying for the American League wild card. Wholesale Vikings Jerseys .Like the early loss in Thursdays doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers -- and much of the season -- Minnesotas bullpen fell apart late.Robinson Cano had four hits and two RBI. Nelson Cruz added a towering two-run homer among his four RBI, and the struggling Seattle Mariners offense got back on track in a 10-1 victory over the Twins on Friday night.Some bloops, some missed plays, some well-hit balls, and offensively we had nothing going against (James) Paxton, Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. We had a couple scratch singles, but we didnt have much going. (Miguel) Sano got the triple. We got on the board, but not a particularly good game overall.Kyle Gibson (6-10) gave up two runs, five hits and four walks for the Twins, which lost their seventh straight and fell to 99 losses, matching the 99 in 2011.Its tough to be too satisfied with a game where you only went five innings, threw a hundred pitches and your team loses 10-1, Gibson said. I think theres some positives but its hard to focus on those at that time.Gibson said he felt he had better command, but the four walks were one off a season-high and the most hes had in his past six starts.He was around the zone for the most part, Molitor said. Checking in with our catcher, he said theyre balls. Theyre close, but theyre balls. So sometimes you get them, sometimes you dont but youve got to be able to pitch around those things.Paxton (5-7) struck out nine and allowed one run and five hits. The only blemish on his night was Sano leading off the seventh with a triple off the wall in right field and scoring on Kennys Vargas single.Cano and Mike Zunino had RBI bloop singles in the third and fourth, respectively, off Gibson before Seattle scored six runs in the seventh against three Minnesota relievers.The bullpen had trouble containing again, Molitor said.The game was delayed by 35 minutes due to rain, marking the 14th delay or postponement in Minnesota this season.BUXTONS TOOLSTwins CF Byron Buxton displayed his athleticism when he made a leaping catch at the wall to rob Cruz of at least extra bases in the third. Video replay showed the ball likely would have hit near the top of the wall.But Cruz hit his 38th homer in the eighth, an estimated 455 feet, hitting off the stone facing above the batters eye in center field.I was grateful the air was a little heavy, Molitor said. Didnt seem to stop the second one. But when he hit it, I thought it was out of the park. And you know, as (Buxton) does, he ran a good route and got back there and gave him a chance to make the catch without the wall hitting the ball out of his glove.Buxton added an infield single for Minnesotas first hit when his grounder was stopped by a diving Adam Lind at first base. But Buxton beat Paxton to the base for a hit.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: RF Max Kepler was out of the lineup but was cleared to play after leaving Thursdays doubleheader with a mild neck strain from hitting the wall awkwardly. ... 1B Joe Mauer was out of the lineup for the third straight game as he deals with sore quadriceps. He hasnt started since Sept. 17.UP NEXTSeattle LHP Ariel Miranda (5-1, 3.88 ERA) hopes to keep his surprising run going on Saturday. Minnesota will send RHP Tyler Duffey (8-11, 6.39) to the mound. Miranda has gone 4-0 with a 2.16 ERA in his last four starts with 20 strikeouts in 25 innings. Duffey has allowed at least five earned runs in three of his last four outings. Cheap Vikings Jerseys Authentic . Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller extended Bayerns unbeaten run to a record 37 matches. "This record is incredible," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. Cheap Vikings Jerseys China .C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. http://www.cheapvikingsjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-latavius-murray-jersey .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. NEW YORK -- NBA players arent just worried about their teams as they start a new season.Theyre concerned for their country.The usual basketball clich?s that dominate media days gave way to serious talk about social injustice and violence in communities, with players wanting to be involved in finding solutions but acknowledging they dont know yet how.Some of the things that Ive been addressing over this past summer, I think were still in the same state. I think its actually getting worse and it will continue to get worse, Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony said Monday. We still have to kind of keep the conversations going.Anthony was among the highest-profile and most outspoken players following the killing of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota in July, joining friends and fellow stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul in a powerful opening to the ESPY Awards and continuing to speak out while playing for the U.S. Olympic team.But recent killings by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina, captured on video have convinced those players that progress they seek hasnt arrived.Obviously, I know things dont happen overnight, but it doesnt seem like there is any change, James told The Associated Press. We just want the conversation to continue to be, `Who are our leaders? Who are our true leaders that are going to help us change whats going on? Everyone is looking for that and no one knows.Players praised San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for bringing attention with his peaceful protest of kneeling during the national anthem. James, Anthony, NBA MVP Stephen Curry and others said they would continue to stand -- as NBA rules stipulate -- and hoped players could find meaningful ways to work with their teammates instead of individually.Am I going to kneel down and put my fist up? No, Im not. Thats no disrespect to Colin or anybody else thats doing it. But theyve gotten the point across, said Draymond Green, Currys Golden State teammate. I dont think I need to come out and do a national anthem protest, because its already started. Theres already a conversation. But like I said, is there going to be something done about it?Protests over the killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte turned violent, with Mayor Jennifer Roberts imposing a curfew. Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside still calls the area home and was troubled by it.Weve just got to get an understanding of it, Whiteside told the AP. Theres not really one way to fix the problem. Its been going on for a while. Cheap Minnesota Vikings Jerseys. . People are sick of it.Brooklyns Jeremy Lin said hes thankful theres more awareness about a problem that was long ignored, but is worried about some of the heated reactions they produced.I just know that right now, talking to different parties and seeing both sides, theres just a lot of tension and hostility and I dont think thats going to get it done, Lin said. I think thats going to harbor more violence.Most teams will begin practicing Tuesday. Among the basketball news Monday:NO MORE BOSH IN MIAMI: Chris Bosh appears to have played his final game with the Heat. Team President Pat Riley said Bosh, who failed a physical last week and wasnt cleared by team doctors to return after missing the second half of last season, is open-minded, but we are not working toward his return .ONE MORE FOR PIERCE IN L.A.: Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce wrote on The Players Tribune that this season, his 19th, would be his last. Pierce, who will turn 39 next month , is 16th on the NBAs career scoring list.NO WORRIES: Derrick Rose said he isnt worried about a rape trial set to start in California on Oct. 4, the date of his first preseason game with the New York Knicks. Its unclear how much, if any, of the preseason Rose would have to miss if there is no settlement in the civil suit. I feel like Im innocent and I feel like I didnt do anything wrong, like I said, and I cant let that distract me with the year that I have ahead of me, Rose said.INJURY UPDATES: Marc Gasols broken right foot is recovered from surgery in February and the Memphis Grizzlies center said he can be a better player, more productive, more consistent . But All-Star guard John Wall will only participate in bits and pieces of Washington Wizards training camp as he rebounds from offseason knee surgery. He is recovering from surgeries on both knees in May.OLD HOMES, NEW BEGINNINGS: Wade and Dwight Howard slipped into the jerseys of teams they rooted for as kids Monday. Howard said joining his hometown Atlanta Hawks was a dream come true after enduring rocky stints with the Lakers and Rockets, while Wade is getting to work with the Chicago Bulls after making 12 All-Star teams in 13 years in Miami.---AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami, AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland and freelance writer Mike Scotto in New York contributed to this report. 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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Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. Womens England Jerseys . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. http://www.cheapenglandjerseysauthentic.com/ . After the whistle, Thornton skated the length of the ice, pulled Orpik to the ice from behind and punched him in the face several times. The overStuart Binny is not a regular starter in his IPL side. He wasnt a part of Indias World T20 squad. Such is the nature of bilateral T20 internationals that sides tend not to make too many changes to their squads. Indias main T20 allrounders are in Australia so India didnt bother with them, and kept Binny in the squad. We dont know if Shikhar Dhawan was injured or unwell but it is unlikely India would have dropped him for a sixth bowler, Binny.If they did, though, the folly was brutally exposed by Evin Lewis, who threatened to break the record for most runs in a T20I over, with a wide to boost the five sixes he hit off the first five balls of Binnys first and only over. This was the 11th over of the innings, West Indies were already 132 for 1 and this was no time or place for length-ball dobblers. Two length balls, a full toss and a short ball all disappeared, but the shot of the day was played off the slower short ball off the third legal ball of the over. This was slow, short and wide, Lewis had to go back and manufacture all his own power. He gave it an almighty whack, over cover-point, and sent it all the way over the man stationed there. Calypso hitters of yore were duly evoked.The legbreaksJohnson Charles likes to hit into the leg side. R Ashwin turns the ball in. The boundaries are small. Charles is already 38 off 16 when Ashwin is asked to bowl, inside the Powerplay. Its a deck stacked against the bowler. Ashwin, though, tries the legbreak to at least make him hit against the turn. Charles watches one, takes a single, and when he comes back on strike it doesnt matter which way the ball is turning. He just winds up big and swings hard to send two consecutive legbreaks for sixes, against the turn, over long-on and midwicket.The survivorWe dont know how possessive Richard Levi is of his record for the fastest Twenty20 international hundred, in 45 balls. If he is, though, he would have had a hard time watching this match. Charles threatened to beat his record with plenty of balls to spare careening to 79 off 32 balls. Levi had some respite when Charles tried to ramp a full ball from Mohammed Shami, missed it and was bowled.The respite was momentary, though, ass Lewis, 46 off 24 at the time, got on a roll and raced away to 82 off 32. Cheap England Soccer Jerseys. Squeaky-bum time again for the record-holder, but a tight over from Ashwin when Lewis was in his 90s saved the record, by three balls.If these things indeed matter to Levi, he was in for more than just a squeaky bum. When KL Rahul effortlessly hoicked Andre Russell over midwicket for a six in the 17th over, he reached 94 off 43 balls, and looked capable of hitting a six off any ball he wanted to. Fortunately for Levi, though, Rahul had to deal with two absolute brutes next two balls. First Dwayne Bravo nearly broke his toe and nearly took his wicket with an unplayable yorker, and then Russell came back strongly with a surprise bouncer to leave Rahul at 94 off 45 balls.The non-callLewis is 90 off 40, needs 10 off the next five balls to equal Levis record. Ashwin is the bowler. He has famously pronounced that the T20 game is so loaded against the bowlers that a slow, short and wide ball is perhaps the best ball a spinner can bowl. So he tries his hand at the best ball. It is only a good ball if it is within the tram lines, though. This one isnt. Lewis moves a little across to watch out for the swirling delivery that Ashwin bowls in Tests, but this one goes straight on and is a genuine limited-overs wide. The umpire, though, is put off by the batsmans movement, and lets Ashwin off. Despite a six later in the over, this ball arguably costs Lewis the fastest T20I hundred.The catchWhen 276 runs come in the first 23 overs of the game, you know chances for the bowlers are few and far between. It is imperative that every half chance is converted. One such came West Indies way as Ajinkya Rahane ramped Andre Russells short ball, minutes after being sconed, to the left of third man. Against any other team you would have arguably marked four the moment the ball flew off the bat, but lurking at third man here was Dwayne Bravo. He ran to his left, cut the angle, then timed his flight of a dive perfectly and pouched the catch low in his left hand. AWOL: champiyann dance. 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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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Cheap Devin Fuller Jersey . -- Lafayette Rutledge scored 27 points and made a key 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in double-overtime and Nicholls beat Samford 106-103 on Sunday night.Rutledges 3 gave Nicholls a 102-100 lead. Samfords Christen Cunningham missed a jumper on the ensuing series, and Jahvaughn Powell made two free throws and the Colonels had a four-point lead with 12 seconds left. Demetrius Denzel-Dyson missed a 3-point shot for Samford, and Powell added two more free throws with five seconds left to seal it for the Colonels. Cunningham hit a 3 at the buzzer.JaDante Frye scored 33 points to lead Nicholls (4-3), which shot 16 of 36 from 3-point range. Rutledge made seven 3-pointers.Denzel-Dyson had 40 points and 11 rebounds for Samford (3-3). Triston Chambers added 24 points.The Bulldogs made 15 of 26 3-point baskets but were just 16 of 25 from the free-throw line. The Colonels made 20 of 22 free throws. Cheap Andre Roberts Jersey . The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL. Cheap Mohamed Sanu Sr Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. http://www.cheapfalconsjerseyselite.com/ . 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. Daniel Ricciardo has dedicated his Malaysian Grand Prix victory to the late Jules Bianchi and says he has been waiting two years to do so.The Australian took advantage of Lewis Hamiltons dramatic engine failure to lead home Red Bulls first one-two since the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. Ricciardo fended off teammate Max Verstappens charge with a brilliant defensive drive, just moments before leader Hamiltons race ended up in smoke as his Mercedes caught fire.After the race, a visibly emotional Ricciardo, who claimed his first win since the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, told Sky that he had been wanting to dedicate a victory to Bianchi -- who died last year as a result of severe head injuries he suffered after a crash in 2014 at Suzuka.I want to dedicate this one to Jules, as well, he said. Ive been waiting for a victory and waiting to dedicate this to him.My life definitely changed after that incident. Im extremely grateful and appreciative of everything that Ive got. Ill dedicate this to him.Ricciardo believes the win is a sign of how far Red Bull has come as a team over the last two years and was quick to pay gratitude tto his family. Cheap Julio Jones Jersey. After Monaco in particular was obviously mixed emotions. It was a hard one to take. I felt weve come through that, as a team weve learnt a lot. As a person, it made me a bit stronger. I think Ive only got better since then.I want to thank my parents. Theyre not here this weekend but definitely without them... I think just simple things, the way they supported me growing up. I had a good upbringing, Im thankful for that. I think its definitely helped me get to this point. My sister as well.Ricciardo lost out on an almost-certain victory in Monaco earlier this year, after a slow pit stop saw him finish behind Hamilton in second. The Red Bull driver said he felt his win in Sepang was deserved after losing out around the streets of Monte Carlo.Obviously Lewis got the lead and got his problem. Im not really one for believing in a whole lot, but obviously it went the other way in Monaco. Ill take this today, no hard feelings to Lewis, but Ill definitely take the win. 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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PITTSBURGH -- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he would let Chris Boswell retry his rabona onside kick that failed miserably in the final minute of Sundays 21-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Mychal Kendricks Jersey .With 48 seconds left, Boswell attempted to switch legs midmotion to push the ball to the other side of the field when the opponent doesnt expect it. Boswell miffed the attempt, which classified the play dead as an illegal kick.Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was seen looking at the sky in disbelief. The clumsy kick quickly went viral.Tomlin on Tuesday said he wasnt down on the play, only on Boswells failure to execute under pressure.We felt comfortable about allowing him to deliver that kick based on what weve seen him do here in practice-like settings, Tomlin said. Would I give him the opportunity again? I would, based on what Ive seen in preparation.Boswell, who signed with Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent last season, pulled off the kick at least once for Rice.In Steelers injury news, center Maurkice Pouncey underwent minor surgery on his injured finger, but the injury is not a long-term issue. Hes expected to practice later this week.The Steelers could get a boost from tight end Ladarius Green (physically unable to perform list, ankle) and pass-rusher Bud Dupree (groin, injured reserve). Both will practice this week and have a chance to play as soon as Sunday against the 7-1 Dallas Cowboys.Green has been practicing for two weeks, and Tomlin said hes pleased with his progress. The Steelers need playmaking help.?Dupree will practice Wednesday, starting his 21-day window for the Steelers to decide on his status. Eagles Jerseys Outlet .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. Darren Sproles Jersey . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. http://www.cheapeaglesjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-chris-long-jersey . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team.Andy Halliday is backing the Rangers fans to give their side the edge as the club gears up for a crucial run of matches. Growing up in the shadows of Ibrox just around the corner from the club he supported all his life, Halliday is no stranger to going through the turnstiles as a Rangers follower rather than a Rangers player.When joining Mark Warburtons set-up in the summer, the midfielder spoke freely about achieving the dream of signing for the team he has idolised since childhood. Given his publicised affinity with the blue half of Glasgow, the 24-year-old Scot has been lauded by the Ibrox crowd for both his performances on the pitch and his visible passion for the football club.Halliday was vehemently backed by the Rangers fans earlier this season when he was given a second yellow card and subsequently sent off for allegedly inciting Greenock Morton supporters while celebrating a goal at Cappielow.  Halliday (left) was shown a red card against Morton after allegedly inciting the home fans And now the former Bradford and Middlesbrough midfielder is hoping the backing continues in that vein as the team come up to a particularly important period of fixtures. He said: We have enjoyed a terrific season so far and playing in front of so many supporters at Ibrox has given all the players a lift.We have not won anything yet though and we will continue to work hard to win promotion to the top flight and be successful in the cup competitions. Mark Warburton says he will ignore comments in the Scottish Championship title run-in, with his side 11 points clear with 10 games to go The fans have been with us every step of the way this season and I am sure they will continue to back us in the weeks and months ahead. Carson Wentz Jersey. Mark Warburtons men have three home games in 10 days as they look to tighten their grip on the Championship title race. They host Raith Rovers on Tuesday and Greenock Morton a week on Friday, while in between those games, they face Dundee on Saturday in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals, a match which is live on Sky Sports 1 from 12pm. Andy Halliday promotes a special 4 game ticket package as he urges fans to back the team to success. Halliday was speaking as he promoted Rangers new four-match ticket package offer, as the club tries to build on the 36,500 season tickets sold so far this season.Rangers fans can purchase to attend the next four home games from £65 for adults, £52 for concessions and £13 for kids.The four-match package is valid from the Rangers v Morton game at Ibrox on Friday, March 11, and includes the visits of Queen of the South on March 26, Dumbarton on April 5 and Alloa Athletic on April 23. Also See: Rangers video Rangers fixtures Rangers stats Sky Bet Club 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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NASCAR fined John Wes Townley $15,000 and Spencer Gallagher $12,500 for their fight during the Camping World Truck Series race Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park. Cheap Jared Goff Jersey .The pair had been involved in a pair of wrecks during the race. After the second one, Townley got out of his truck and charged at Gallagher. The two wrestled for a bit and Townley was able to punch Gallagher as Gallagher tried to hold him off.The highlight for the fight, in part because it was more like some hockey fights where the combatants wrestle as much as they throw punches, made national news.Gallagher issued an apology Monday, stating that the initial accident was not intentional and his team deserved to be treated with more respect than it did at the race. The second wreck was possibly retaliation by Townley, but NASCAR did not issue any fines for the racing incidents. Both drivers were put on probation for the rest of the season.I am ashamed that I was part of an incident that has allowed so many to view what we do in a negative light, Gallagher said.Both drivers were entered in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Townleys family-owned team withdrew Wednesday morning. Cheap Rams Jerseys . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). Cheap Rams Jerseys Authentic . A statement from the worlds top-ranked player says all checks "were satisfactory and showed positive evolution" regarding the injury, which contributed to his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final in Melbourne. http://www.cheapramsjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-cooper-kupp-jersey . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. Scotland suffered yet more late heartache against Australia as they fell to a narrow 23-22 defeat at Murrayfield.The hosts were looking to avenge their controversial exit at last years World Cup at the hands of the Wallabies. Referee Craig Joubert found himself named public enemy number one north of the border after wrongly handing Bernard Foley a late penalty to seal that last-gasp quarter-final victory.This time there was no blunder to blame but Foley was again the man who punished Scotland, kicking over the conversion to put the Wallabies ahead for the first time with just four minutes left, after Tevita Kuridranis bulldozing run ended with an outstretched arm over the whitewash.Scotland were looking to kick-off head coach Vern Cotters farewell tour with a victory, and it all looked so promising when 22-year-old centre Huw Jones marked his home debut with a impressive double either side of a Reece Hodge score for the visitors.Jonny Gray extended Scotlands lead early in the second half but a Wallabies line-up, full of confidence after destroying Wales last week, ultimately refused to lie down even when they were reduced to 14 men in the closing stages.Yet Scotland will reflect positively after a team tinged with inexperience put on a show that mixed maturity with verve. Ross Ford was given the honour of leading out the Scots on the afternoon of his 100th cap.Three RAF fighter jets then soared over Murrayfield before kick-off but the home side were quickly launching a bombing raid of their own. They came close to an early breakthrough when Alex Dunbars surge almost opened up the Aussie defence but in the end the hosts were forced to settle for a Greig Laidlaw penalty.Australia were in no mood to hang about though and came roaring forward. A couple of missed tackles allowed them to close to within a yard of the tryline before Sekope Kepu coughed up the ball just as a try seemed inevitable. It was a demonstration though that Scotland would have to be at their peak if they were to have any chance.Thankfully in Finn Russell, they have a genius fly-half operating at the peak of his powers. The Australians line-speed was rapid but the Glasgow stand-offs thinking was even quicker as he clipped a clever chip over their heads into the space behind.The bounce was kind for Jones as it leapt straight into his grasp, leaving the Stormers centre to gallop in unchallenged under the posts after eight minutes, wwith Laidlaw converting. Cheap Tavon Austin Jersey. The Scots were moving the ball at breakneck speed but that only made the collisions more dangerous.Ryan Wilson limped off after just five minutes while Richie Gray was also forced off for a spell after a bang to the head. In the confusion, the Wallabies hit back. Israel Folau and Dane Haylett-Petty did the damage with a clever exchange of passes and with the Scots struggling to get themselves into covering positions, Hodge dived over after 12 minutes.Foley added the extras before drawing the sides level with a penalty, while Laidlaw could only skew wide with a kick of his own. Michael Cheikas men were starting to pick holes in the Scottish defence with worrying regularity. But when they left their own back door unlocked,Scotland pounced.Prop Zander Fagerson popped a pass to Jones 10 yards out and with a feint of his shoulder he gave Kuridrani the slip before scampering in for his second touchdown on 27 minutes, with Laidlaw again converting.A Foley penalty early in the second period trimmed back the deficit but it was the Scots who were celebrating again after 47 minutes. Stuart Hogg launched himself on a sprint down the right flank but while his run was stopped five yards out, not even a five-strong posse of Aussies could prevent giant lock Jonny Gray from thundering over.Laidlaws conversion, however, came back off the upright. The Wallabies were never going to accept defeat and continued to probe. Foley added another penalty but Scotland were forced to readjust when flanker John Hardie - who had replaced Wilson - was himself stretchered off.Lock Grant Gilchrist went on in his place as a makeshift back-rower. Australias bid to fight their way back into proceedings was not helped when substitute Will Skelton got himself sin-binned with 12 minutes remaining for a late shoulder barge on Jonny Gray.Yet they did not let their numerical disadvantage dissuade them and they grabbed the crucial try with four minutes remaining. From a ruck, Foley fed the ball to Kuridrani and he slipped past both Peter Horne and Hogg to dot the ball down next to the posts.That left it to Foley, who did the damage with a late penalty in that dramatic Twickenham clash 12 months ago, to repeat the act as he nailed the conversion which handed Australia the win. 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WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Scott Drew certainly gets why the Bears were overlooked going into this season. Wholesale Falcons Jerseys .On paper with us losing our senior point guard, a lottery pick, the schools all-time leading rebounder, with us having only one senior this year, you understand why people werent voting for us in the Top 25, Drew said.The Bears (8-0) are getting plenty of votes now after an impressive start with three wins over top 10 teams, propelling them from not a single vote less than a month ago to their highest AP ranking in six seasons.The fact that weve been able to win these games against quality teams has given us the recognition and attention that the players have earned, Drew said.Initially, it was easy to discount the Bears 66-49 win over then-No. 4 Oregon the first week of the season since the Ducks were playing without injured preseason All-America forward Dillon Brooks. But the next week, after getting into the poll at 20th, the Bears won the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Bahamas with come-from-behind wins over No. 24 Michigan State and No. 10 Louisville. After Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitinos Cardinals jumped out to a 25-5 lead in the title game, and still led by 18 at the half, Baylor rallied to win 66-63.And then last weekend as the No. 9 team, former Miami transfer guard Manu Lecomte scored 24 points and the Bears rallied in the second half to beat then-No. 7 Xavier 76-61 at home. It was the first time Baylor has ever won a matchup of top-10 teams.Rankings dont matter, said junior forward Johnathan Motley, their leading scorer and rebounder (16.3 points, 8.1 rebounds per game). Were just going to step between those lines and handle business.The Bears, with three wins over top 10 teams in the same season for the first time ever, are in an extended break during final exams before playing at home Wednesday against Southern. They will be overwhelming favorites for all four games remaining before their Big 12 opener Dec. 30 at Oklahoma. That includes a game at Fort Hood, the second year in a row playing for soldiers at one of the nations largest Army posts only about an hour from their campus.After their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance last season, the Bears lost three seniors -- Taurean Prince, the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft; Rico Gathers, the career rebounding leader now trying to become an NFL tight end on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad; and two-year starting guard Lester Medford.Lecomte, who was born in Belgium, practiced with the Bears and ran with the scout team last season. He is now averaging 13.9 points a game, with 42 assists and only 17 turnovers.Normally during a sit-out year, a transfer year, players tend to look really good. Thats because they have no pressure, they get to run scout team, they get to get all the shots, coaches arent yelling at them, Drew said. So we always temper expectations and thoughts on those players until they show it in games, and Manus definitely proving what we saw in practice was reality.Jo Lual-Acuil, a 7-footer who also sat out last season after transferring from a junior college, is averaging 9.4 points and 7.8 rebounds for Baylor. Nuni Omot, a 6-9 junior college transfer, could make his Baylor debut during the Christmas break after being academically ineligible during the fall semester.Lecomte insisted that he didnt hear the We want Kansas! chants from the home fans during the closing minutes of the victory over Xavier. Baylor doesnt play the third-ranked Jayhawks until February.We know what you did doesnt define what youre going to do, Drew said. We know its a race to improve each and every day, and be at the best at the end of the season. 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On Friday night, when my 12-year-old grandson, Abhay, a committed F1 follower like me, called at 10pm and informed me that Nico Rosberg had announced his retirement, I was stunned. Samaje Perine Jersey . We are both Lewis Hamilton fans, however, for Abhay, Hamilton came second to Kimi Raikkonen. A few days back, we had endured a harrowing race in which Rosberg, because of Hamiltons slowing down strategy, was forced to hold off two racing tigers, in the form of Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, to cling on to second place. Rosberg won the World Championship title, virtually in the last corner of the Abu Dhabi track. We both agreed that Rosberg was a true champion and deserved his narrow win.Now we heard that Rosberg had forsaken about 100 million dollars - the salary earnings of a top driver for four years or so - and quit immediately after reaching the pinnacle. His World Championship win became more poignant. Let me wish him every happiness off the track, with his wife and daughter. Nico, you have risen immeasurably in the eyes of many F1 followers.The next day, I was battling a severe cold, and sleeplesly ruminating on Rosberg, when the idea dawned on me that I had never looked at the end of the careers for Test players. We had vaguely talked of Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar playing a few Tests too many and Sunil Gavaskar playing fewer than he should have. But a purely objective and numbers-based analysis? No. So I shelved my about-to-be-edited article and started on this one, which looks at the way players careers have ended. I assure readers that there will be no subjective statements and this will be pure analysis, and the conclusions similar.Once the criteria are set, this is an article of graphs and tables, with very little commentary.As far as the end of the career is concerned, I will look at the last ten Tests. I know this 5% of Tendulkars long career, or 20% of Everton Weekes short one. But, barring war-interruptions or long absences towards end of the career, this represents a years worth of cricket and works well.In addition, I set a rather higher cut-off than I usually do. For batsmen, it was 4000 Test runs and for bowlers, 150 Test wickets. I wanted the players to have played a minimum of around 50 or so Tests. Sydney Barnes is the one exception. I had a collection of 124 batsmen and 99 bowlers who met the criteria. Out of these, there are 11 active batsmen and 11 active bowlers who were excluded. This left me with 113 batsmen and 88 bowlers.The basis of analysis is simple. For the batsmen, I determine the batting average up to the end of the Test that was ten Tests before the end of his career, and compare this value with the batting average in the last ten Tests. Let me call this the LTTPF (Last Ten Tests Performance Factor). If LTTPF is greater than 120%, the batsman ended his career in the zone, improving his batting average. If this value is between 100% and 120%, the batsman ended his career very well. If it is between 80% and 100%, he ended his career slightly below par. If it is between 60% and 80%, he ended his career way below par, denting his average significantly. Finally, if the LTTPF is below 60%, the batsman ended his career miserably and his averaged dropped quite a bit.I have used the batting average since this is the most followed and accepted measure. The RpAI (Runs per Adjusted innings) would have been a better measure, but it would also have taken the emphasis away from the topic. For bowlers, I did a similar calculation, except that the division is the other way around to ensure that an LTTPF value of above 100 represents a positive condition. Thus, it can be seen that the comparisons are not across players but only within a single players career.Batsmen This graph portrays batsmen who finished their careers strongly. In other words, with an LTTPF of above 100%. Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor, Ian Chappell, Mahela Jayawardene, Gavaskar, Don Bradman, Mohammad Azharuddin and Michael Hussey are the prominent batsmen who finished strong.This was news for me. Steve Waugh had the best finish to his career among all batsmen. At the end of his 158th Test, his average was 49.33. In his last ten, he scored 863 runs at an average of 86.30 and improved his average to 51.06. That is a Rosberg-like exit. Gary Kirsten was averaging 43.05 at the end of his 91st Test. He scored 1003 runs at an average of 66.87 and finished his career at the respectable 45.27. Desmond Haynes moved from 6768 at 41.27 to 7487 at 42.30, thanks to his last-ten Test burst of 719 at 55.31.This graph shows batsmen who finished their careers reasonably well, with LTTPF values between 75% and 100%. Greg Chappell, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Neil Harvey, Mark Waugh, Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara, Allan Border and Geoffrey Boycott are among the 39 batsmen in this group. As a group, these batsmen did not dent their averages too much since they maintained a reasonable performance level.The third graph, which has the highest number of batsmen, features those who performed at levels below 75% - below par to awful. It is possible to ignore the top few batsmen in this graph since they were nearer the 75% mark. Garry Sobers, Martin Crowe, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Zaheer Abbas, VVS Laxman and Kevin Pietersen fall into this category.Of special interest would be the players in the lower part of this graph. Tendulkars average dropped from 55.18 at the end of his 190th Test to 53.79 at the end of his career. His last ten Tests yielded 388 runs at 27.71. But we ought to be surprised to see the other top batsmen who have finished at levels below 60%. Weekes, Mohammad Yousuf, Virender Sehwag, Herbert Sutcliffe, Gundappa Viswanath, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Len Hutton, Dilip Vengsarkar, Colin Cowdrey, Jacques Kallis, Michael Clarke and Graham Gooch keep Tendulkar company. Only three batsmen finished below 40% - Ian Healy, Paul Collingwood and Mudassar Nazar.Below are the tables containing the last-ten Test performances of the top ten batsmen and the bottom ten batsmen.BowlersBarnes was exceptional, going into an extreme zone in his last ten Tests, capturing 88 wickets at 10.68, converting his career average from 101 wickets at 21.45 to 189 at 16.43. He is the only cricketer in history to have an LTTPF value exceeding 200%. Jim Laker moved from 153 wickets at 22.83 to 193 at 21.25, thanks to the 40 wickets he took at 15.20 in his last ten Tests.Similarly, Clarrie Grimmett, Alec Bedser, Curtly Ambrose and Joel Garner all had a good harvest of wickets at sub-20 averages, significantly improving their career averages. Chris Martin, Iqbal Qasim, Sobers and Chris Cairns used their last ten Tests to bring down their rather high averages. Kapils is an interesting case. His average was standing at 29.75 when his last ten Tests started. Even though he took only 20 wickets in these ten Tests, well below par in terms of wickets, he was quite accurate and had an average of 27.55 during this period, which did not do any harm to his career average.A fair proportion of bowlers fall into the 80-100% LTTPF category. Starting with Malcolm Marshall (very close to 100%), the group includes Shaun Pollock, Bob Willis, Andy Roberts, Courtney Walsh, Ian Davidson, Lance Gibbs, Richard Hadlee, Michael Holding, Shane Warne, Saeed Ajmal (whom I consider retired), Shoaib Akhtar, Mitchell Johnson and Imran Khan. They ended reasonably well, even though slightly below par. The third group contains some famous names. Let us ignore those who have LTTPF values exceeding 75. Look at the last six bowlers. Mushtaq Ahmed, Ian Bishop, Ian Botham and three leading Indian spinners, Bishan Bedi, Anil Kumble and S Venkataraghavan. All these six bowlers had averages exceeding 48 and dented their career averages in their last ten Tests.Muttiah Muralitharan was the antithesis of Kapil. He captured 44 wickets in ten Tests, a rich haul indeed, but at the cost of around 35 runs per wicket. One could say that Murali finished his career quite well. Waqar Younis also finished with an average of 35 and a poor strike rate. It is interesting to note that the other two leading Indian spinners, Harbhajan Singh and Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, are those in the list with LTTPF values below 75%. It suggests that Indian spinners lose their edge, flounder for a few Tests and then quit.Below are the tables containing the last-ten Test performances of the top ten bowlers and the bottom ten bowlers. It is difficult to draw any conclusions from this analysis. Its clear that we cant predict how players careers will end. How can one explain why Ian Chappell and Chris Martin had great finishes to their careers while Clarke and Botham finished theirs poorly? One can only do a post-mortem. Redskins Jerseys Online .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. Chris Thompson Jersey . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. http://www.cheapredskinsjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-john-riggins-jersey . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. Beyond the viral social media campaign, past the flood of valedictory books and away from the David Parkin documentary about graduates of Alastair Clarksons coaching box, Hawthorn remains a football club vying for an AFL flag this September like all the rest.Three consecutive premierships carry with them a certain level of baggage. Theres the talk of making further history by winning a fourth, and there is also the lionisation of the club for what it has already done. These days the bookstores sport as many tomes about Hawthorn premierships as they once did about football itself. Booming membership has helped spawn a Hawks industry selling, to crib from Cut Copy, a kind of strange nostalgia for the future.At the same time Clarksons record of achievement means he is being hailed and almost fetishised in a manner seldom seen; certainly not since the cult of Kevin Sheedy reached its peak either side of the 2000 season. To watch Parkin interviewing Brendon Bolton, Damien Hardwick, Leon Cameron and Luke Beveridge about Clarkson was to get some insight about the environment he fostered, but it was also to stop and think: hang on, isnt this stuff usually saved for coaches and players in the retired column? With a contract recently extended until 2019, his finish line is some ways off.Certainly Clarkson expressed an air of detachment from the way he and his club have been turned into a museum piece, even as they continue to contend. The great Hawthorn side of the 2010s is not ready to be the subject of historical discussion, even though the conversation has already been going on for quite some time.No. 1, I havent seen it, Clarkson said of Parkins documentary, No. 2, Ive got no control over it and No. 3, theyre all at their different clubs doing what theyre trying to do to help their clubs and were doing what were trying to do in this moment right now and thats win a game of footy. It becomes pretty inconsequential really.Its not hard to imagine him speaking similarly about the video dreamed up by the clubs marketing wing to generate talk about the finals. Staged and CGI-enhanced footage of a Hawk grabbing a snake then dropping it onto a barbecue group of rival supporters - Geelong, natch - went around the world. But it could only have been the product of a club with A) plenty of money to throw around and B) concerns somewhere within the building that these finals campaigns are becoming a bit of old hat.That sort of thinking is anathema to Clarkson, who smiled when noting the bigger than usual turnout of fans and media to the clubs final training session of the week at Waverley. While some of his players have followed the embrace the hunt slogan being used by the aforementioned marketing departmennt and bestowed favouritism on other clubs, Clarkson leavened his enthusiasm for finals with sound logic: Hawthorn are here again, Hawthorn know how to get it done in September, Hawthorn have the experience required to face any finals obstacle. Josh Doctson Jersey. Im not really too concerned by form lines and that sort of stuff, he said. Youve got to win games of footy in September, not August. Our form in Septembers been pretty strong and if we can reproduce that type of form were going to be hard to beat.You just cope with whatevers put in front of you, you address it. The benefit for this group is, its a really experienced group, theyve had a lot of hurdles over the journey and whatevers put in front of them they usually find a way to get around.Nothing has summed that up more effectively than Hawthorns record in tight games this year. Six of their wins have come in matches decided by fewer than 10 points. While the rapier-like foot skills and ball movement of previous years has been less prevalent, game awareness, composure and sheer bloodyminded determination have been evident in abundance. Finals-winning characteristics.We dont plan to have close games, no-one really does, Clarkson said. You focus on playing your best footy and you hope thats going to get you across the line whether its by a single kick or a couple of kicks in it.But when its presented to us we back our players to be able to cope with whats in front of them and weve been able to do that numerous times over the course of this year and indeed over the last five or six years. Well see what happens but its likely to be pretty close tomorrow night, so hopefully we can handle those scenarios pretty well again.Much of the Hawthorn story has been forged through meetings with Geelong, the club with which it has wrestled for AFL supremacy over much of the past decade. Walking into the MCG on Friday night there will be a sensation of more history about to be made, another chapter for all those books, another moment for the likes of Parkin and others to put into context.Clarkson and his players will, in time, join in the merry-go-round of history, marketing and discussion. But they want to stave off their own period of reflection by keeping things going this September. A premiership is a premiership, four in a row or not.Its been spoken about less than last year to be fair, amongst both our coaches and our players, Clarkson said. It hasnt been something thats been used one bit at this point. We know weve got a formidable opponent tomorrow night and that sort of stuff is still a fair way down the track for us. 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 Sixers first set of consecutive games is Nov. 1 and 2.Embiid caused a scare when he landed awkwardly on his right foot in the first half of Saturdays 97-76 loss to the Detroit Pistons, but he played in the second half for the first time in six preseason games and wowed the crowd by faking a spin before a left-handed layup and emphatic first pump for part of his team-high 15 points.I like the pressure, I like the responsibility, said Embiid, who was 5-of-8 from the floor with five rebounds and an ugly seven turnovers before a crowd that cheered his every move.We all see how good we think he can be, Brown said.Brown, in his fourth season, said he would take a cautious approach with Embiids minutes.There are some times just with normal aches and the other parts of his body that you pay attention. Its still a 275-pound, 7-foot-2 man going up and down the court, he said. How about his motor, when he puts his mind to it? How about his lateral quickness, when he puts his mind to it? To get that stuff, just harder, longer, makes you think we have to take this course.Okafor has been sidelined since he had surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his knee in March. Noel says he was hurt in the first week of training camp and has not played in the preseason.The Associated Press contributed to this report.? Cheap Vikings Jerseys Authentic . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. Wholesale Vikings Jerseys . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. http://www.cheapvikingsjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-jerick-mckinnon-jersey . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. SAN ANTONIO -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle found plenty of positives in his teams performance against San Antonio. His counterpart, Gregg Popovich, could not stomach the Spurs awful and pathetic play.Oh, by the way, San Antonio won.Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Spurs escaped with a 96-91 victory over the struggling Mavericks on Monday night for their sixth straight win.Dallas (2-11) is off to its worst start since 1993-1994, when the Mavericks opened 1-23 in a 13-win season. But they put a scare in San Antonio, which had to keep Leonard on the floor for much of the fourth quarter.This was a pathetic performance on the part of the Spurs, Popovich said in a 30-second postgame interview. You know, they had some guys out, we had some guys out, but they had a lot more out than we did. I thought we showed a lack of humility, a lack of respect for the opponent, a very pathetic performance at both ends of the court. It was an awful performance. Oh, and they deserved to win the basketball game, I forgot to say that.Dallas almost did.With the Mavericks trailing 92-91, Harrison Barnes missed a step-back 17-footer with 15 seconds left that Manu Ginobili rebounded before being fouled. Ginobili hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to three, and Seth Curry missed a 3-pointer with 6 seconds remaining.Curry matched a career high with 23 points, shooting 5 for 10 on 3s. Barnes and Wesley Matthews each had 20 points in the Mavericks sixth consecutive loss.Its tough, but the guys were fighting their (rear ends) off and theres a lot of positives, Carlisle said. Weve got to build on positives.San Antonio has won six straight against Dallas and 12 in a row at home.The once-heated rivalry between the Texas teams has cooled considerably with the Spurs sustained success and the Mavericks injuries and free-agent troubles.Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki and starting point guard Deron Williams both missed the game with injuries. San Antonio starters LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker were in uniform but neither played as Popovich opted to rest his veterans.Spurs rookies Dejounte Murray and Davis Bertans made their first starts in place of Parker and Aldridge, respectively, and fellow rookie Bryn Forbes also saw extended playing time early.Barnes took advantage of the inexperience, making all but one of his six attempts in scoring 10 points in the opening quarter.Dallas shot 8 for 27 on 3s.I think we really did an awful lot of good things, Carlisle said. Theres going to be missed shots, but it was one of our better shooting nights this season so far, so thats a positive.The Spurs enjoyed greater success when their veterans took the court.We let ourselves down in terms of bringing the energy and effort that we usually are pretty solid at, said Spurs reserve Patty Mills, who had 17 points. Cheap Vikings Jerseys China. I dont think we were consistent throughout tonight. We win them together and we lose them together. We get better together.Leonard drove the lane and dropped a bounce pass between Dwight Powell and Dorian Finney-Smith that David Lee dunked ahead of a foul by Salah Mejri to pare the lead to 63-62. After Ginobili missed a 3-pointer, Lee tipped out the rebound to Mills for a 3 that gave San Antonio a 68-65 lead.Dallas had eight turnovers in the fourth quarter, which resulted in 12 points for San Antonio.Pau Gasol added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs.TIP-INSMavericks: Nowitzki (strained right Achilles), Williams (strained left calf) and G Jose Juan Barrera (strained left calf) did not travel with the team. ... The last undrafted player to score 26 points in his first or second game prior to the Mavericks Jonathan Gibson doing so Saturday in Orlando was Spurs guard and New York playground legend Lloyd Daniels. He had 26 points on Nov. 7, 1992, at Denver. Both players hit the mark in their second game. ... Curry also had 23 points Nov. 8 in a 109-97 victory at the Los Angeles Lakers.Spurs: Leonard has scored in double figures in 48 straight games, the longest streak of his career. He is 95 for 100 on free throws this season. ... Gasol has played 37,565 career minutes, moving him past Clyde Drexler (37,537) for 49th in NBA history. ... G Nico Laprovittola missed the game with what Popovich described as a tooth-extraction thingy. ... The Spurs have established the longest home winning streak in series history. Dallas won 11 straight matchups at home from 1986-89.WINNING WAYSPopovich became the second-fastest coach to 1,100 career wins, doing so in 1,588 games. Phil Jackson collected his 1,100th victory in 1,560 games with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Popovich is the seventh coach in NBA history with 1,100 wins.INJURIES MOUNTMavericks players have missed 31 games due to injury this season. Devin Harris (12), Nowitzki (nine) and Williams (six) have all missed at least a half dozen. Barnes said Dallas doesnt believe a return to health will cure all that ails the team on the court.We just have to stay vigilant and just continue to keep fighting the way we do, Barnes said. We just cant assume once we get Player X, Player Y, Player Z, the wins will start falling in place. Weve just got to keep plugging away.UP NEXTMavericks: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.Spurs: At the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. 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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