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The Queensland Firebirds are hopeful of entering netballs new era with the core of players who etched their names into trans-Tasman history in thrilling fashion on Sunday. Justin Grimm Jersey .The Firebirds became the only team to claim back-to-back titles by beating the NSW Swifts 69-67 in a double-overtime grand final nailbiter in the last - and surely greatest - match in the competitions nine-year history.It is Queenslands third crown, making them the most successful side in the trans-Tasman era ahead of next years launch of an eight-team all-Australian league.Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke believed the Firebirds could withstand an expected recruitment frenzy from cashed-up new franchises backed by AFL and NRL clubs and keep their dominance rolling.(The players) know how theyve built a really strong, tight-knit group. I think they do want to be able to keep pursuing success and excellence, Jencke said.There might be a few changes but we just need to see what happens in the off-season. We wont have long, it all starts pretty quickly.For now, the Firebirds are celebrating a second successive grand final thriller over the Swifts in what is emerging as one of Australian sports most compelling rivalries.They did it despite a bad case of the yips from their star shooter Romelda Aiken, who made just 63 of her 89 attempts on goal at an uncharacteristically low 70 per cent.Despite becoming the first player in the history of the trans-Tasman competition to surpass 5000 goals, Aiken was well below her season average accuracy of 87.5 per cent and was seemingly rattled by NSW enforcer Sharni Layton, who kept her in check.But the Jamaican finished brilliantly, draining the winning shot under the ring to elicit a huge roar from the sold-out crowd of 10,312 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre - the biggest attendance for a match in Queensland, and the third-biggest in trans-Tasman netball.Jencke said the magnitude of the occasion got to Aiken.Shes our spearhead and with that comes pressure, she said.We just needed to keep the positivity there. To finish off that way when she probably had the yips for the majority of the game, Im just really rapt.NSWs Caitlyn Thwaites (34 of 41) and Susan Pettitt (30 of 39) were, in comparison, nailing shots from all angles - but after a strong opening quarter, the Swifts never led by more than one goal.It hurts just as much (as last year), veteran Swift Kim Green said.We had our opportunities to win today and we just didnt take them.We build a season for eight months and it comes down to this one day to really perform and I think we did ... but just werent able to get over the line. David Ross Jersey . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Jon Lester Jersey . Malkin got tangled up with Detroits Luke Glendening early in the third period and his left skate took the brunt of collision with the boards behind Pittsburghs net. http://www.authenticcubsteamproshop.com/cubs-ian-happ-jersey/ . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. Lewis Hamilton is the modern-day version of James Hunt, Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda has claimed ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Britons memorable title triumph.Hunt beat his great rival Lauda to the 1976 championship by just one point following a dramatic season in which Lauda miraculously survived a fireball inferno at the Nurburgring, while Hunt secured the title in treacherous conditions at the final race of the season.Hunt, who died aged only 45 following a heart attack in 1993, had a reputation as a party animal away from the track -- an unruly playboy who once claimed to have slept with 5,000 women. In contrast, Austrian Lauda was depicted as a studious and dedicated racing driver.Hamilton, who is 33 points adrift of Nico Rosberg ahead of this weeks race in America, has spent the last two years hopping from one A-List party to another. He counts Kanye West and Pharrell Williams among his circle of friends. Rosberg meanwhile, lives in Monaco with his long-term partner Vivian. They married in 2014 and have a one-year-old daughter.It is like Hamilton and Rosberg today, Lauda told the Press Association as he reflected on his rivalry with Hunt. One lives one kind of life, and the other lives a different lifestyle. It was a similar situation between James and me.I was trying to concentrate, focus and work on my car, and get everything right. He had an easy life and got it right in another way. He was a straightforward, eccentric, and a weird guy, but very good for Formula One.Lauda led Hunt by 26 points before the Austrians near-fatal crash midway through the season. Lauda suffered severe facial burns -- ones which are still evident beneath his customary red cap today -- after he was dragged from his blazing cockpit.Incredibly Lauda missed only two races, but his six-week absence, and a run of victories for Hunt, saw the Englishman reduce the gap in the championship to just three points ahead of thee decider in Japan on Oct. Koji Uehara Jersey. 24.Lauda felt the race in Fuji should have been cancelled due to the wet and misty conditions and withdrew after only two laps. Hunt crossed the line in third to win the title.I have to say that when he won the championship, I said to myself, the only one who deserves it is him, Lauda added. With his ups and downs, and drinking, and the way he lived Formula One, I was really happy it was him, and I told him that.Hunt won three further races for McLaren but failed to defend his title. In 1979, he retired from racing before pursuing a career in the BBC commentary box alongside Murray Walker. A series of poor financial investments however saw him lose a vast amount of money.He was having a rough time, Lauda, who won three championships, said as he recalled an off-the-cuff rendezvous with Hunt. He called me, and I went to meet him on Kings Road in London.He came out on a bicycle which had no air in the rear tyre, and he was completely finished. I spoke to him for a long time and I said if you keep on going like this you will end up in a disaster. I leant him some money, and really backed him to get his act together again.Three years before his death he was completely sober, fit like a whistle, and all the partying, the drugs, and the rock and roll lifestyle was gone. He was safe in his life, so it surprised me and hit me really hard when the guy passed away. I was really sad.Hunts epic battle with Lauda was befitting of a Hollywood script, and Rush -- a movie produced by Ron Howard -- was released in 2013 to great critical acclaim.The reaction was very good for a racing movie, added Lauda, 67. Eighty percent from my point of view is right, and 20 percent is Hollywood. The movie I really liked and the reaction around the world was unbelievable. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' ' 
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CHARLOTTE, N. Cheap Adidas Shoes Online China .C. -- The Panthers have signed safety Michael Griffin and defensive tackle Kyle Love to one-year contracts.To make room on the roster, the Panthers waived safety Marcus Ball and placed defensive end Ryan Delaire on injured reserve Tuesday with a knee injury.A former first-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans, the 6-foot, 215-pound Griffin was named to the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2010. He spent nine seasons with Tennessee before signing with Minnesota. However, he was waived by the Vikings on Sept. 7.Griffin has played in 141 career regular season games with 133 starts, registering 607 tackles, seven sacks, 25 interceptions and 11 forced fumbles.Love played in 15 regular season games with two starts and registered 19 tackles, including three sacks last season for Carolina.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Adidas Shoes From China Wholesale . Mickelson barely made the cut but had the best round of the day with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. Lee shot a 69 for a 12-under 204 total. "I just love the fact I am in contention and have an opportunity in my first tournament of the year here in Abu Dhabi," Mickelson said. Cheap Adidas Shoes Free Shipping . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. http://www.cheapadidas.us/ . Bjorn, who had a 36-hole total of 8-under 134, made a testing six-foot putt to save par on the 16th and a birdie on the 17th before bogeying the final hole after a misjudged approach shot. American Kevin Streelman was in second place after shooting a 69. OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kyle Hendricks pitched into the eighth inning for his fifth win since June and the Chicago Cubs beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler both homered off As starter Sean Manaea (3-7). Bryants home run was his 27th this season, one more than the two-time All-Star had in 2015 when he was the NLs rookie of the year.The Cubs seventh straight win improved them to a major league-best 69-41 and marked their 10th series sweep this season. That topped their mark from a year ago, and increased their lead in the NL Central to 11 1/2 games over St. Louis.Hendricks (11-7) was dominant against an As team that had dropped seven of eight going into the day. Chicagos right-hander allowed three hits over 7 1/3 innings, struck out four and retired 17 straight before Marcus Semiens one-out home run in the eighth.Hendrick lowered his ERA to 2.17, second-lowest in the majors among qualifiers behind the Dodgers Clayton KershawPedro Strop retired two batters and Aroldis Champan pitched the ninth for his third save since arriving in a trade from the New York Yankees on July 25.Bryant and Soler finished with two hits apiece for the Cubs. Bryant homered leading off the sixth while Soler -- who homered in the series-opener Friday after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day -- hit his seventh home run this season leading off the seventh.Anthony Rizzo added an RBI doublle in the eighth. Cheap Adidas Shoes From China. he As had not scored in 19 consecutive innings before Semien hit his 23rd home of the year, a towering solo shot that ended Hendricks day.Menaea bounced back from a rough outing against the Angels but remained winless since June 29. The rookie left-hander allowed two runs over six-plus innings, struck out four and walked two.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: Jorge Soler handled the DH duties in all three games against the As but that will change when Chicago opens a two-game series against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Soler will be back in the outfield, most likely in left where he has started 34 games this season.Athletics: RHP Sonny Gray was placed on the disabled list with a strained right forearm. Its the second stint on the DL for Gray, who was pulled from his start against the Cubs on Saturday after only five innings. ... Chris Smith, a right-handed reliever, was called up from Triple-A Nashville to replace Gray on the roster.UP NEXTCubs: RHP John Lackey (8-7) pitches the opener against the Angels. Lackey has one win in his last two starts after a five-game losing streak.Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (7-7) faces the Orioles on Monday at the Coliseum. He has been Oaklands most consistent pitcher over the past two months, with six wins in his previous 12 starts. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' ' 
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NEW YORK -- Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the remaining two years of his contract with the New York Mets on Saturday to become a free agent again. Cedric Thornton Jersey .Acquired by the Mets from Detroit at the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, Cespedes had 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 57 games with the Mets down the stretch, helping them reach the World Series for the first time since 2000.After finding a slow market in a free-agent class that also included Jason Heyward, Alex Gordon and Justin Upton, Cespedes made a surprise return to the Mets when New York agreed in January to a $75 million, three-year contract that allowed him to opt out after one season and $27.5 million.Cespedes had 31 homers and 86 RBI in 132 games, slowed after injuring his right quadriceps on July 8. He hit one home run after Sept. 11.The 31-year-old slugger gives up $47.5 million -- $23.75 million in each of the next two years.After helping the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series title since 1908, outfielder Dexter Fowler declined his part of a $9 million mutual option in favor of a $5 million buyout.Other outfielders on the free-agent market include major league home run leader Mark Trumbo, Jose Bautista, Carlos Beltran, Josh Reddick and Matt Holliday.Pitcher Jaime Garcias $12 million option was exercised by St. Louis, and outfielder Cameron Maybins $9 million option was exercised by the Los Angeles Angels, who acquired him from Detroit on Friday.Kansas City declined its $7 million option on 33-year-old right-hander Luke Hochevar, whose season was cut short by surgery in August to relieve numbness caused by thoracic outlet syndrome. Hochevar will receive a $500,000 buyout. Richie Incognito Jersey . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. Nick OLeary Jersey .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. http://www.officialauthenticbillsshop.com/authentic-lesean-mccoy-jersey.html .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. GSTAAD, Switzerland -- Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain won his first career clay-court title on Sunday, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-4, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final.The 34-year-old Lopezs fifth career tournament title followed two on grass and two on hard courts.Ten years after losing the Gstaad final to Richard Gasquet of France, Lopez lifted the trophy on his seventh trip back to tthe Swiss Alps venue. Stephen Hauschka Jersey. opez arrived ranked No. 21 and should return to the top 20 when the rankings are updated Monday.The 95th-ranked Haase had his service broken once in the first set and twice in the second as Lopez completed victory in less than 80 minutes. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' ' 
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As the 2016 season nears, were asking our NFL Insiders to make some predictions. Rougned Odor Jersey . On Monday, we touched on 2016 award winners. We devoted Tuesday to the rookies.For today, lets dive into all things overrated and underrated: the players we should be talking more about, the teams who are getting too much hype and much more.Whos the best offensive player no one is talking about?Matt Bowen, NFL writer:?Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks. Baldwin caught 14 touchdowns in 2015. And he took over the league during the second half of the season. That doesnt happen by mistake.John Clayton, senior NFL writer:?Brandin Cooks, WR, Saints. Remember: Cooks plays in an offense that can gain 5,000 yards through the air. He will easily exceed his 1,138 receiving yards from last season.Mike Sando, senior NFL writer:?Terron Armstead, LT, Saints. Armstead is one of the more talented left tackles, but ESPN had him as only the 21st-rated offensive lineman in its recent #NFLRank project. 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New Zealand Women 267 for 2 (Satterthwaite 115*, Bates 74, Martin 50*, Mir 2-43) beat Pakistan Women 263 for 6 (Maroof 91*, Javeira 73, Satterthwaite 2-65) by eight wicketsScorecard Amy Satterthwaites two wickets and fourth ODI century studded New Zealand Womens dominance in the third ODI, which they won by eight wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series against Pakistan Women. Satterthwaite struck an unbeaten 115 off 101 balls - her second consecutive century, coming on the back of a career-best 137 not out in the second match - as New Zealand chased down 264 in 44.2 overs at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln. That, after Pakistan backed their captain Sana Mirs decision to bat by putting up 263 for 6, their third-highest total in ODIs and the best against New Zealand in ODIs.Satterthwaite walked out at the fall of Rachel Priest, who had laid a good foundation with New Zealand captain Suzie Bates, putting on 60 for the first wicket. Satterthwaite consolidated with her captain, taking New Zealand to 162 for 2 in the 31st over, before Mir struck for a second time, having Bates caught on 74. Katey Martin joined Satterthwaite and slammed an unbeaten 50 off 45 balls to see New Zealand through. Satterthwaite ended up with 11 fours.Shes so good to watch. Amy has been outstanding. In South Africa, she really led from the front with the bat and she has just continued to score runs and doesnt even look like getting out, Bates said. And then, Martin at No. 4, pretty new in that role, and for her to show her huge potential at this level and score fifty after fifty, shes brilliant for the team going forward, and in going into the World Cup, weve got two batters in really good form. Weve asked our top-four in the last few seasons to be consistent and noow were starting to see that. Prince Fielder Jersey. e knew it was a really good wicket. Bowling out there, there was no margin for error. No demons in the wicket at all, we just had to play good cricket shots and (there were) plenty of runs out there.Pakistan used seven bowlers and Mir had the best figures, finishing with 2 for 43 in 10 overs.New Zealand could have been potentially chasing a stiffer target had Pakistan finished better. Ayesha Zafar (30) and Nahida Khan (25) made steady starts, before Javeira Khan (73) and Bismah Maroof, who top-scored with an unbeaten 91, took them to 200 for 2 in the 40th over. The 117-run partnership, Pakistans joint third-highest in ODIs, ended with Satterthwaite dismissing Javeira, and though Dar stayed on, regular wickets prevented a late surge with Pakistan scoring just 59 runs in the last 10 overs.Bates, however, still felt New Zealands effort on the field could have been better. Very disappointed with the way we started with the ball and we never really pulled it back. And credit to Pakistan, they batted outstandingly, she said. Not taking anything away from them, but I dont think we had our lines as often as we would have liked and we were perhaps on the backfoot in the field, so theres a huge learning to take from that fielding performance.Satterthwaite had a busy day, topping the wickets column and finishing with 2 for 65 in 10 overs, apart from taking two catches and being involved in a run-out. New-ball bowler Lea Tahuhu took 1 for 30 in 10 overs and Bates finished with none for 31 in 10 overs.The fourth ODI takes place on Thursday at Nelson, before the series concludes on Saturday at the same venue. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' ' 
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nike Running Shoes Clearance Sale . -- The Chicago White Sox missed Tyler Saladinos bat the past couple of days, losing two to the Kansas City Royals.Saladino has been held out with a left calf issue after exiting the game prematurely Friday. The White Sox are hopeful Saladino could start Monday for the final game this year against the Royals.Hes getting better, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. Again, its just something that hes dealing with that Herms (Schneider, trainer) dealing with. Theres nothing wrong. He got checked out yesterday. Theres nothing mechanically wrong in there. Hes just sore and you just have to treat it.Saldadino is .500, 16-for-32, in his past nine games, with three doubles, five runs and four RBI. He has a .349 average in his past 28 games and a .377 average in 14 September games against American League opponents, who are getting a third look at him.Hes made his own adjustments, even going through it last year, guys starting to get a book on him, pitching him a certain way, Ventura said. For him, coming into this year and even later on, like this last month, hitting with some power, hitting some doubles, being able to drive in runs from down in the lineup is, I think, just a test of how he can adjust and improve and continue to just play baseball.When you look at him, hes just a baseball player. Theres things that he does that, you know, proves over and over again how valuable he is.Saladino has started 38 games at second, 27 at shortstop and 10 at third base.Hes been an everyday player as of late, Ventura said. Just being able to have the versatility, being able to move him around, and moving him around gives him more value. A lot of guys dont always look at it that way, but if there is an injury, even though he is a shortstop and can play third base, similar to this year, with Brett (Lawrie) going down, you can play him at second base and you can leave him there. Thats how versatile he is. You dont really sit there and look at it as well just make do for a couple of days. You actually let him play it out.The Royals won 10-3 Saturday and are 13-5 against the White Sox this season with one game remaining. The White Sox did not win consecutive games against the Royals this season. The White Sox have lost six consecutive season series to the Royals, going 40-71 in that span.Left-hander Carlos Rodon will make his 26th start of the season Monday and his fifth against the Royals. Rodon is 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA with the Royals hitting .290 off him in the four outings. Rodon has struck out 23 in 23 2/3 innings.Rodon beat the Royals 7-2 on Sept. 9 at U.S. Cellular field, striking out nine in six innings, while allowing one run on six hits. He struck out nine and walked two.While Rodon is 5-1 with a 2.77 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings in his past eight starts, seven of them quality, he is coming off a loss Wednesday to the Cleveland Indians. Rodon surrendered six runs on nine hits, including one home run, and three walks in five innings against the Indians for his first loss since July 31.Rodon, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft out of North Carolina State, spent time on the disabled list in July after injuring his left wrist when he slipped on the and fell in the White Sox dugout.Lorenzo Cain is 6-for-10 off Rodon, but he will likely not play. Cain has appeared in only one September game because of left wrist injury. Whit Merrifield is 4-for-7 off Rodon.The Royals will start right-hander Yordano Ventura in the final matchup of the two clubs this year. Volquez is coming off one of his worst starts, allowing five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in an 8-0 loss to Oakland on Wednesday.Volquez is 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA in three September starts. Is his past three starts, opponents are hitting .324 off him and he has walked 12.Left-hander Danny Duffy baffled the White Sox Sunday, giving up three runs on hits, while striking out eight and walking two in seven-plus innings. Manager Ned Yost said he thought Duffy might be running out of gas in the eight he gave up an Adam Eaton single and walked Jose Abreu and brought in rookie reliever Kevin McCarthy.What I had in the tank in the sixth and seventh, Duffy said. I didnt feel tired at any point, even in the eighth when I walked Abreu. They were battling both of those at-bats, spitting on good sliders. 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Former Mercedes boss Ross Brawn wants to see Nico Rosberg win his first championship this season.Brawn managed Rosberg after his team was purchased by Mercedes in 2010, staying until the end of 2013 season. That final season saw Rosberg joined by Lewis Hamilton, who beat the German to titles after Brawn had departed in 2014 and 2015.In an interview with the Telegraph Brawn thinks Rosberg, who he calls a tough little bugger, has done remarkably well to fight back from two years of being beaten by one of the sports best drivers.Hes very resilient, Brawn said. He slips behind a bit, then he has a good talking to himself and comes back. A lot of drivers, having been punished by Lewis for a couple of years, would have gone away. In many ways I would like him to win the world championship because hes done a fabulous job of getting beaten and coming back.Rosberg leads the championship by 26 points with three races left. Though Brawn thinks Hamilton is the better driver on his day he believes Rosbergs consistency and resilience have been key to his title challenge this year.Nico will pput in a more consistent performance over the year, but would never quite reach the highs that Lewis could. Cheap Nike Running Shoes. But then Lewis dips down a bit. Hes more emotional in his approach. The whole thing with the press was an unfortunate distraction.While Rosberg has rarely courted controversy in his career, Hamilton was at odds with the media during the Japanese Grand Prix for what he felt was disrespectful coverage of his use of Snapchat during the Thursday press conference. Brawn thinks Hamiltons behaviour at Suzuka was a good example of how he needs more close friends and advisors with him in the paddock.I think Nico has a few people close to him who he can rely on. With Lewis Ive not seen any signs that he has that support. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Jason Castro Jersey . Mission accomplished.The dominant U.S. womens basketball team did what was expected, winning a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal and doing it in impressive fashion. In yet another rout, the U.S. dismantled Spain 101-72 on Saturday.Taurasi and the Americans played nearly flawless basketball in Rio, and they were never challenged. They have won 49 consecutive games in the Olympics, with only one of those decided by single digits.Its amazing, isnt it? I mean, when you think, thats 20 years ... Auriemma said. You know the first one was 96, and here we are, 2016. Its mind-boggling when you think about it, what this team has been able to accomplish, this program of the USA Basketball program. There is such a level of expectation, theres such a level of respect for the people at the very top.Were doing stuff that may never be done again.Even with that kind of sustained success by some very talented U.S. teams, this might be the best womens basketball squad ever assembled. The team won by nearly 40 points a game, but it fell short of the record 102.4 points the 1996 team averaged.But if this isnt the best ever, its close.Taurasi, a four-time gold medalist, said she puts the 2016 group at the top of the list.I mean, Im not just saying talent-wise, she said. Im not saying margin of victory. Im saying this is the most determined, unselfish team Ive ever been on -- hands down.There never really was any doubt that the U.S. would win the gold in Rio. The only question was by how much.Still, closure to their journey Saturday had Auriemma and Taurasi fighting back tears.I think it was a very emotional time, Auriemma said. When youre around these players and youre around Sue [Bird] and Diana and Tamika [Catchings], and you know that this may be their last and youre able to send them out, its like graduating seniors back home. And at the same time, youve got three young players whove never been here before. They get to go home with their first gold medal ever.Theres just a lot of emotions running through our team and running through our locker room.Unlike their semifinal win over France when the Americans looked discombobulated for a half, the U.S. was more fluid offensively. It helped having Bird back in the lineup. Bird, a four-time gold medalist and team captain, missed the semifinal game with a sprained right knee capsule. She wasnt 100 percent Saturday, but she was good enough.The U.S., which beat Spain by 40 in a preliminary round game, got off to a slow start and led only 21-17 after the first quarter. The Americans were up 27-24 in the second quarter before getting going.Auriemma turned to something very familiar to him to spark the Americans.The UConn coach put his five former Huskie players on the court at the same time for the first time in the Olympics, and that group started the 16-3 run that blew it open. Breanna Stewart got the spurt started with two free throws. Taurasi then hit consecutive 3-pointers, her first points of the game, as the Americans scored 10 straight.By the time Lindsay Whalens layup just beat the halftime buzzer, the U.S. led 49-32 and Spain had just two baskets in the final 6:55 of the half. Whalen finished the game with 17 points, tied for the team lead with Taurasi.Spain never threatened in the second half. Auriemma started the fourth quarter with Bird, Taurasi and Catchings on the court and the game in hand. The three four-time Olympians have had a tremendous impact on USA Basketball over the past 12 years. He took the trio out together for one final time with 5:44 left in the game.Auriemma had said from the start this group was on a mission that is now complete.Even with the loss, Spain earned its first Olympic medal in womens basketball. The Spaniards have been on the rise lately, also winning a silver medal at the 2014 world championships. They are hosting the 2018 worlds.Im glad that we could compete like the first quarter, Spains Silvia Dominguez said. We were close, but its a team like its a dream team. The best team in the world, they showed that.They did, and the gold-medal game was just like the rest of this tournament -- all about the U.S.No American team has been deeper with Catchings as its 12th player. They trailed for just over 11 minutes in the entire Olympics, and the biggest deficit was just four points -- 6-2 to France. They never were down after the first quarter, and with the exception of the semifinal win over France, all the games were pretty much decided after 20 minutes.Its been quite a run for this group, which features 12 players with a combined 29 Olympic gold medals, the most ever for any team.This game marked the end of Catchings Olympic career. She is retiring at the end of the WNBA season. Taurasi and Bird have hinted that this will be their final Olympics, although both could still return in four years in Tokyo. The trio joined Lisa Leslie and Teresa Edwards as the only Olympians to win four gold medals.Even if the three players dont wear the red, white and blue again, the future remains bright for the U.S. Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Stewart all won their first Olympic golds. Maya Moore, Tina Charles and Angel McCoughtry should be back in 2020 as well, providing a solid nucleus for USA Basketball to build on. Byung-Ho Park Jersey .ca. 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He was 68.A key member of the successful Australian Test teams led by Ian and Greg Chappell, Walker was also among the breakaway group of players who took part in Kerry Packers World Series Cricket from 1977 to 1979. Their stance fundamentally altered the shape of international cricket ever since.Walker played 34 Tests for Australia, bowling into the wind opposite Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson in the memorable home summers of 1974-75 and 1975-76, when England and West Indies were laid to waste.He also stepped up notably on occasions when the aforementioned pair were injured or unavailable. Chief among these efforts were early in his career: a Test match against Pakistan in 1973 when he ran through the tourists opposite an ailing Lillee, and the West Indies tour later the same year when he led an undermanned bowling attack to one of the teams best overseas wins.Greg Chappell remembered Walker saying: My two most indelible memories of Tangles would be the tour of the West Indies in 1973 when Australia lost our spearheads Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie, meaning that Jeff Hammond and Max had to shoulder the burden of the bowling. The conditions were pretty tough and they werent really conducive to swing bowling, which was Maxs strength, but it was one of the earliest occasions where we became aware of reverse swing, and he was able to get the older ball to go Irish, which really helped our cause.We won that series and he was a big contributor to that victory. The other moment that I can still recall vividly was during the Centenary Test in 1977 when England had dismissed us for 130-odd and we needed something special, and we got it from Max. Tony Greig was always a big wicket, but when he sent Greigys off stump cart-wheeling, the roar from Tangles was louder than that of the crowd. I was in slips and it was almost frightening as he charged down the pitch with both arms in the air, roaring his delight.Hailing from west Hobart, where he lived until recruited to the Melbourne Football Club by the legendary coach Norm Smith, Walker became an instantly recognisable figure for his handlebar moustache and toothy grin. Later in life those features helped him become a popular commentator and entertainer; he published a string of comedic books and hosted Wide World of Sports.James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chhief executive, paid tribute to Walker. Glen Perkins Jersey. Max was an outstanding cricketer who played an important role in the emergence of successful Australian cricket teams in the 1970s, he said. It was a golden era of Test Cricket under the captaincy of Ian and Greg Chappell, and Maxs medium fast bowling and his unmistakeable bowling action were a feature of those teams, and then in the late 1970s when he joined World Series Cricket.The cricket world will be deeply saddened to hear of Maxs sudden passing. As a cricketer, with ball or bat in hand, Max was always fiercely competitive. He was a genuine crowd favourite wherever he played - and nowhere more so than at his beloved MCG, where he had also played senior football prior to his Test debut.Tony Dodemaide, CEO of Cricket Victoria, spoke of Walkers contribution. Max was a positive and jovial character and devoted much of his life to playing and serving the game, during what many would call a revolutionary period for cricket, he said. At the completion of his playing career, Max charmed many on our TV screens as he built his career in the entertainment industry.Maxs contribution to the game was significant and at a time when cricket was undergoing significant changes, playing a critical role in World Series Cricket. A gentleman of his era, Max was able to be part of some moments that will be cherished forever in cricket history and will continue to inspire future generations.Hugh Marks, chief executive of Channel Nine, offered his thoughts about Walkers time in television At Nine and across the game we have lost a genuine hero of Australian cricket with Max Walkers sad passing, Marks said. He was terrific bowler as his Test record shows, but an even better bloke. He will be missed by the whole Nine family.Larger than life on and off the field, a huge character with that laconic, laid-back approach to sport and life. Just a big, cuddly colourful bloke whom everyone really liked - his opponents just as much as the rest of us, Max enjoyed that unique sense of humour made only in Australia, which shone like a beacon in his post-retirement commentary roles on Nine, his hilarious books and his famous have a good weekend Mr Walker television advertisements.Max leaves an indelible signature on Australian cricket and its culture. He will be profoundly missed. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' ' 
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Bruce Ellington Jersey . -- Tim Tebow insisted it was an easy decision to remain with a man who had suffered a seizure and briefly lost consciousness while seeking an autograph following the ex-quarterbacks Arizona Fall League baseball debut.The 30-year-old man, identified as Brandon Berry of Avondale, Arizona, was released from the hospital on Tuesday, the same day as the incident.Let me ask you a question: What would be more important, that I go to the locker room and I get on the bus and we get back a little bit quicker? Tebow said Wednesday. In my opinion, its not even a choice. Its the right thing to do. Its what youre supposed to do, in my opinion.You just try to, in those moments, be there for people to help people. Because there is not a bigger, better, greater thing you can do in life than to be there for people in a time of need to help them.Tebow acknowledged that Berry regained consciousness as he placed a hand on Berry to pray.The guy that I was signing for, he turned to his right, and I could see on his face something happened, Tebow said. So then I looked over. I saw Brandon, right as he was getting to the ground and going into a seizure. I just wanted to be there and pray for him.Tebow said he plans to reconnect with Berry soon.Tebow kept the mood light after Berry regained consciousness by asking if he liked Batman. Tebow later gave Berry a hard time about being a Georgia football fan.He was wearing a Batman shirt, Tebow said. ... In my opinion, when people are going through some really tough times, they still want to be treated normal. And they still want to be treated like a friend -- not necessarily just coddled.Tebow said the incident put into the proper context his 0-for-3 Arizona Fall League debut earlier that afternoon.He noted that while he played for the?Denver Broncos, he frequently had a Wish Kid, from the Make-A-Wish foundation, on the sideline for each game. He found the experience helped him as much as the children, because it reminded him how unimportant it is when people judge him based on his on-field performance.People are whats important, he said. And an opportunity to help someone is more important than anything that I could have possibly done on a baseball diamond that day.Still, Tebow insisted his contribution to ensuring Berry regained consciousness was not a miracle -- although he would not dismiss the entire situation being labeled that way.As far as me and a miracle, no, Tebow said. But in the God that we serve, yeah, I do believe in miracles.Tebows Arizona Fall League play continued Wednesday night for the Scottsdale Scorpions against the Salt River Rafters. The night game was his first under lights in more than a decade.Tebow finished 0-for-3 with an RBI, walk and strikeout on Wednesday in his second AFL game. He is now hitless in six AFL at-bats. The RBI came when he hustled to beat out a would-be 4-6-3 double play in the fourth inning. Tebow played the full game in left field.I probably got asked 10 times by guys on my team: Whens the last time you played a night game? Tebow said before the game. I was like, Well, it was my junior year in high school. ... I always loved night games. Those have that fun, high school feel. D.J. Reader Jersey . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. 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Former Netball Australia boss Kate Palmer has been appointed the new chief executive officer of the Australian Sports Commission.Palmer replaces Simon Hollingsworth, who resigned earlier this year after five years with the ASC, and will become the first woman in the role in 31 years.This is my dream job, said Palmer, who quit her old role only two weeks ago.I am excited about the challenge of improving Australias competitiveness at the highest levels of world sport.We have a lot of strengths to build on in the Australian sporting system, but we also need to look very hard at what we can do better for the future.ASC chair John Wylie praised Palmer for her exceptional work in her decade as Netball Australia CEO.Palmer not only led the development of the now-defunct trans-Tasman competition but also the new eight-team Super Netball league set to replace it next year.She helped secure the hosting rights to last years Netball World Cup and was also behind a raft of broadcasting and sponsorship arrangements for netball, tripling the sports revenue in the past seven years. 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Its a funny thing, historical memory. http://www.cowboysrookieproshop.com/Cowboys-Bill-Bates-Jersey/ . The match between Scotland and South Africa which took place 110 years ago this week, on 17 November 1906, should have an honoured place alongside Wales defeat of the All Blacks a year earlier and Englands triumph in Obolenskys match nearly three decades later.It was historic, whatever the outcome had been, as the first international played by the Springboks on British soil. That it was against Scotland -- beginning a sequence during the inaugural Boks tour in which all four home nations were played on consecutive weekends -- was no fluke since the invitation to visit had followed the Lions tour, led by the great Scottish forward Mark Morrison, to South Africa three years earlier.Maybe it is something to do with the comparatively limited literature on the Scottish game -- it merits only a couple of lines in RJ Phillipss 1925 history, paling rather into insignificance alongside the epic chapter which Welsh writers Dai Smith and Gareth Williams devote to the 1905 match in their Fields of Praise. And for some reason the Boks have never weighed quite as heavy as the All Blacks in the collective memory of the British game.But by the time they pitched up at Hampden Park -- a venue permitting a Scottish record attendance of 32,500 -- in mid-November, the Boks were looking every bit as formidable as the All Blacks had done a year earlier. They had carved through a succession of English opponents and only been checked to any extent when they entered Wales and were flummoxed by the local methods -- under the then rules of the scrum -- for securing both loose head and put-in.Even then it did not take them long to grasp what was happening -- and to respond in kind. Both Glamorgan and Newport gave the tourists tough games and held them to single figures, a distinction shared with only Middlesex among their first 15 opponents. But they could not beat the Boks, who retained a 100 per cent record from those 15 matches, with a points difference of 354 against 21 and only three tries conceded, when they arrived at Hampden.They had the mutual understanding built up by touring teams -- and it doubtless did no harm that their centres, Japie Krige and Boy de Villiers were also cousins. But they were inevitably lacking in international experience, since it was South Africas first Test since the Lions had departed three years earlier, and fielded 10 debutants. Tour captain Paul Roos, a formidable figure on and off the field, was out with a knee injury, so they were led by his deputy Paddy Carolin.The Scots, recuperating from a disappointing 1906 championship campaign during which they beat only Ireland, contented themselves with four newcomers, all in a pack which also included three medical men. Their threequarter line included two 18-year-olds, the wing Lewis MacLeod and Yokohama-born centre Maurice Walter, who a year earlier had turned down selection for England to opt for the Scots.But their real weapon was the weather. It had rained for two days before the match. The ground was in a terrible condition, Carolin was to recall. And we scarcely enjoyed our first experience of trying to play football in mud up to our ankles with a ball as heavy as lead and as slippery as an eel.Scotland, by contrast, enjoyed themselves hugely in conditions perfect for the rampaging feet, Scotland, feet style of forward play. As Carolin admitted, We were beaten to a frazzle by a wonderful set of forwards. Driven on by David Bedell-Sivright, arguably the hardest of Scotlands many notable hard men, they took no prisoners -- three Boks spent time off the field injured. Forward Dietlof Mare, later the author of the first rugby book in Afrikaans, ended his only international match with two broken fingers.Yet there was no score in the first half, and it took a moment of opportunistic brilliance to break the deadlock soon after the restart. Half-back Pat Munro kicked across the field to the right wing where the prodigious MacLeod took a superb catch and strode past a series of tacklers to the line. Centre Tennant Sloan was to say many years later that, I saw it all right, and ran for it, but couldnt get near it. It was only MacLeods tremendous pace that allowed him to get under the ball and he caught it safely at full pace.Even then the outcome remained in doubt until wing Alexander Purves, one of three London Scottish players in the line-up, touched down after a foot rush by the Scottish pack, although Krige claimed ever after to have got there first.For the Scots, the 6-0 victory was the prelude to one of their best ever seasons, with 1907 delivering a Triple Crown and championship. Purves followed his try against the Boks with another in each of the championship matches, part of a run of six consecutive scoring appearances.Yet neither of their teenage prodigies enjoyed the long international careers that had seemed in store for them. Walter died of meningitis at 22. MacLeod, a truly extraordinary all-round ballplayer who might have played for Scotland at 15 if his head teacher at Fettes had allowed it and also played cricket for Lancashire and football for Manchester City, quit at 20 following the death of his elder brother George, a team-mate on his debut against the All Blacks a year earlier.But at least three of the other backs were to attain off-field distinction. Munro joined the Sudan Civil Service, returned after a distinguished career to become a Conservative MP and died on a Home Guard exercise in 1942. Sloan too joined the imperial civil service and was knighted for his achievements in India.None, though, managed anything as colourful as their captain Louis Greig, a naval doctor who earned the undying regard of the royal family by diagnosing and treating the duodenal ulcer afflicting Prince Albert. That regard transmuted into a lifetime as father-figure, adviser and confidant to the prince, destined to become George VI. When Greig died in 1953, the range and influence of his acquaintances was reflected at a funeral which his grandson and biographer Geordie -- editor of the Mail on Sunday -- has recorded was attended by the five senior members of the royal family, Winston Churchill, J Arthur Rank, representatives of Catford dog track, the All-England tennis club and the Scotland rugby team, along with six waiters from the Dorchester Hotel who took the morning off to be there.The Boks rebounded from their initial set-back, seeing off Ireland 15-12 in a seesawing struggle in Belfast highlighted by a superb long-range try by mercurial Irish centre Basil MacLear, Wales -- who would go down to the Boks again in 1912, but not lose at home to any other opponent between 1899 and 1913 -- 11-0 at Swansea and drawing 3-3 with England at Crystal Palace.The Welsh writer WJ Townsend Collins, comparing the two great pioneering touring teams, would conclude that: The All Blacks were professors convinced of the correctness of their theories, satisfied with themselves, confident of their mission and their ability to teach. The Springboks were students anxious to learn, and at the end they were a very great team. The Springboks conception of combination was better than the All Blacks, their passing was better.And their successors remembered those lessons. The next four Springbok teams -- in 1912, 1931, 1951 and 1960 -- recorded clean sweeps of the home nations. It was not until 1965, on a short tour of Ireland and Scotland riven by the politics endemic to the South African game under apartheid, that they lost again to any of the home nations, going down first 9-6 to a late penalty by Irish full-back Tom Kiernan and then, a week later, 8-5 to an even later drop-goal by Scotlands outside-half Davie Chisholm.Here perhaps is the real clue to the way the 1906 match has faded from history. It was the falsest of false dawns, a defeat on their first outing that was not to be repeated for 59 years and 19 matches (22 if you add in the defeats handed to Scotland, Ireland and Wales when single-country tours of South Africa began in the 1960s). Nor were the Lions to win a series in South Africa until 1974, with six teams between 1910 and 1969 achieving only four victories in 22 tests. The nilling inflicted on the Boks in their first Test on British and Irish soil has yet to be repeated in 83 matches (including 12 World Cup ties) spread over 110 years since.It is time, perhaps, that the memory should be revived. The victory in 1906 deserves to be remembered as one of the great days in Scottish rugby history and the achievements of that seasons team to rank alongside those of 1925, 1933, 1938, 1984, 1990 and 1999. 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The 36-year-old American also turned in the top time in Thursdays opening training session. ATLANTA -- New Orleans?forward Anthony Davis suffered a contusion above his right kneecap after he smacked his knee on a seat while diving four rows deep into the stands in the first quarter of the Pelicans 112-94 win over the Hawks on Tuesday night.He ultimately returned in the fourth quarter, after X-rays taken on the knee were negative.Davis was listed as probable for Wednesday nights game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.It is scary because you never know whats going to happen, Davis said Tuesday. The way I play, I just leave it out on the floor, so I cant control myself when that stuff happens. Its just instinctive. I just go out there and play as hard as I can. If it happened again tomorrow, Id probably do it again, to be honest.Davis was initially designated in the second quarter as questionable to return. 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Following the game, Davis pulled a compression sleeve over his right leg and the bloodied, quarter-sized wound atop his knee.Davis suffered a right thigh contusion on Nov. 15 in a home victory over the Boston Celtics that forced him to sit out the Pelicans loss to the Orlando Magic two days later. It was his only missed game this season.Despite playing much of the game without Davis, the Pelicans turned in one of their most impressive performances of the season in only their second road win. New Orleans, which at one juncture in the third quarter led Atlanta by 35 points, notched its third consecutive victory and shot above 50 percent for the second time this season.The streak has coincided with the return of guard Jrue Holiday, who scored 15 points and contributed four assists in 27 minutes on Tuesday, after missing the Pelicans first dozen games. Tim Frazier led all scorers with 26 points -- matching a career high -- and added a career-high 14 assists.?Terrence Jones, who was battling an illness prior to the game, contributed 17 points.For us, we just have to do all the little things, Davis said. You know, diving on the floor -- obviously not into the stands -- but rebounding the basketball, boxing out, all the little things that matter.ESPNs Justin Verrier contributed to this report.? Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' ' 
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South Africa 5 for 171 (Amla 47, Starc 3-49) lead Australia 85 (Smith 48*, Philander 5-21, Abbott 3-41) by 86 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsAustralia have become used to humiliating collapses in recent years. Brent Grimes Jersey . There was 47 all out in Cape Town in 2011. There was 60 all out in Nottingham last year. But, at least those debacles occurred halfway around the world, not in front of a home crowd. On the first day in Hobart, Australia found a new way to embarrass themselves, folding for 85 against South Africa, lasting only 32.5 overs as Vernon Philander led the perfect bowling display for the conditions.Only one other time in the post-war era had Australia survived so few deliveries in a Test innings at home. That was in 1984, against Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner and Michael Holding at the WACA of old, mitigating circumstances if ever there were. The innings was over so quickly on that occasion that Courtney Walsh, on debut, didnt even get a bowl. In any case, Australias captain Kim Hughes lasted only one more Test before resigning in tears.Such context is important in understanding just how disastrous Australias performance truly was on the first day in Hobart. Steven Smith was the only batsman capable of fighting, and he finished unbeaten on 48. Only one other man reached double figures: the debutant Joe Mennie, a bowler who came in at No.8 and struck a couple of boundaries in reaching 10. Australias scorecard featured more single figures than a dating website.But to focus entirely on Australias batting is to unfairly devalue the efforts of South Africas bowlers and fielders. Faf du Plessis won the toss and sent Australia in - Smith conceded he would also have fielded if he had the choice - and although there was cloud overhead and moisture in the pitch, the bowlers still needed to make the most of those advantages. With Philander their leader, they did that most brilliantly.The ball moved off the seam, sharply at times, and it swung, and South Africas bowlers found the perfect lengths and lines to make Australias batsmen play. Philander finished with 5 for 21, remarkable considering he left the field mid-innings with what appeared at the time to be a nasty shoulder injury, and Kyle Abbott picked up 3 for 41. The catching and throwing - a direct hit from 12th man Dane Vilas especially - backed up the bowlers.By stumps, Australias bowlers had tried to fight back as best they could. Mitchell Starc was briefly at his fearsome best in a post-tea spell that brought him three wickets in 10 balls, and Josh Hazlewood backed him up with two breakthroughs, but Australias miserable batting meant they had still given up a significant advantage by stumps. South Africa finished the day on 5 for 171 and were 86 runs in front, with Temba Bavuma on 38 and Quinton de Kock on 28. Their partnership had reached 39, which meant that South Africa had already managed four stands of greater value than any put up by an Australian pair earlier in the day. Heavy falls had been expected in Hobart on Saturday, but it turned out to be wickets rather than rain. And it all began early, with both of Australias openers back in the dressing room by the end of the second over of the match.In the first over, David Warner flashed wildly and widely outside off and edged Philander behind. In the second over, the recalled Joe Burns was lbw to an Abbott delivery that jagged back so sharply, it was as if Abbott was bowling fast offspin. In the ninth over, Philander had Usman Khawaja caught at slip from another seamer, and next ball, he drew Adam Voges forward and nipped one away, which was edged behind to Quinton de Kock for a golden duck.Australia were 4 for 8, which was their lowest four-down total in a Test innings for nearly 80 years. It was into this environment that debutant Callum Ferguson walked, needing also to survive his first ball in Test cricket in order to prevent a Philander hat-trick. He did that, but the chaos was far from over.Ferguson was run out for 3 when he pushed Abbott through backward point, where Vilas misfielded. Ferguson came back for a second run but his dive was beaten by a stunning direct hit from the recovering Vilas, who had only been on the field for three balls after Philander left with a shoulder injury. Philander, who had 3 for 3 at the time, had collided painfully with Smith, but was able to return after lunch to help run through Australias tail.Australia lost a sixth wicket before lunch when Peter Nevill was lbw to Kagiso Rabada, and they went to the break on 6 for 43. After lunch, Philander bowled Mennie, before Abbott had both Starc and Hazlewood caught in the cordon, Hazlewood to a brilliant take by the diving Hashim Amla. Australias humiliation - and Philanders five-for - was complete when Nathan Lyon edged behind for 2. Nobody had managed to stick around with Smith for any significant stay. He didnt even have time for a fifty.If Australia hoped the conditions would make life equally difficult for South Africas top order, they were to be initially disappointed. By tea, South Africas openers had moved to 43 without loss, but after the resumption, Starc found a little of his best as a searing yorker trapped Dean Elgar lbw for 17 with the first ball of the session. Later that over, Starc also had Stephen Cook caught behind for 23, and in his next over, JP Duminy edged to slip on 1.But South Africa moved along to 76 before losing a fourth wicket - du Plessis lbw for 7 to a Hazlewood delivery that seamed in - and all the while, Amla was frustrating Australia at the other end. Amla compiled 47 and put on 56 for the fifth wicket with Bavuma, before he edged behind off Hazlewood.It meant 15 wickets had fallen in the day, although Australia lost twice as many as South Africa. And by stumps, South Africa had scored more than twice as many runs as Australia. As far as humiliations go, this day was right up there for Australia. Or, perhaps more accurately, down there. Robert Ayers Jersey . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. Patrick Murray Jersey . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. http://www.shopbuccaneersauthentic.com/Youth-J-R-Sweezy-Elite-Jersey/ . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith are in opposite corners on Saturday, but the pair have something in common: all of their brothers are current or former professional boxers.Mexican Alvarez is one of boxings biggest global names and has stepped down a division to challenge Smith for his WBO world super-welterweight title at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.Alvarez is the youngest of eight children, seven of them boys who became professional boxers. There may be fewer Smith brothers, but all four are active and three of them have fought for world titles compared with two of the Alvarezs.Paul Smith (38-6, 22 KOs), 33, who boxed in London last weekend, is the eldest of the friendly Liverpool family and has twice unsuccessfully challenged for the WBO world super-middleweight title, losing on points to Arthur Abraham in 2014 and 2015.Stephen Smith (24-2, 14 KOs), 31, was also beaten by Jose Pedraza on points for the IBF super-featherweight title earlier this year. It was Liam (23-0-1, 13 KOs), 28 who won the race to become world champion when he stopped John Thompson for the WBO belt nearly a year ago and has since made two defences.Liam, 28, only took up boxing aged 14 and is a keen football player. The likes of Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard are friends of the Liverpool-supporting brothers. But it is youngest Callum (21-0, 16 KOs), 26, who critics say is potentially the best of the Smiths. The tall super-middleweight, who was also in action in London last weekend, is due a shot at the WBC title next year.The Smiths have two younger sisters, one of which Hollie is autistic. The brothers have autism printed on the band of their ring trunks to promote awareness of the condition.Hollie was diagnosed with autism when she was two, Callum told ESPN. None of us knew what it was at the time but we have autism across our shorts to raise awareness of it.Hollies quite clever but she cant speak. There are a lot of different sorts of autism and we just want to help people learn more about it.We get a lot of credit for being four fighting brothers but she is the biggest fighter of us all. She is aa huge inspiration. Chris Godwin Jersey. When youre having a bad day you think of what Hollie has to battle and it gives you a lift.It is a boxing-mad family but mum Margaret cannot stand to watch any of her sons in action.Shell do her usual routine, shell be in the bingo waiting for a call or a text off my dad, Liam said about his mums routine when any of her sons is in action.She cant even watch on TV. Shes proud of us but I think her proudest moment will be the day the four of us finish. She sees the sides of us people dont see: she sees us in the house, she has seen the highs but also our lows when we have had losses in the family.Callum believes his progression has helped by having three brothers who also box and all the siblings have the same trainer, Joe Gallagher.Its not pressure having three older brothers all in the same job as me -- its a help. People say I look like an older fighter in a young mans shoes and it feels like Ive been around the game for ages, Callum said.Like Liam, Alvarez was not the first from his family to box professionally. His elder brother Rigoberto (27-4, 20 KOs), 38, retired in 2011 after losing a points decision to Austin Trout for the WBA world super-welterweight title.Lightweight Ricardo (24-3-3, 14 KOs), 34, last fought two years ago and super-welterweight Ramon (23-5-2, 15 KOs), 30, lost a split decision to former world champion Antonio Margarito last month.Canelo, 26, is the baby of the bunch and by far the most successful. Canelo, who grew up on a farm in Guadalajara, beat Briton Matthew Hatton for the vacant WBC super-welterweight title in 2011 and his only defeat came when he lost a majority decision to the worlds best boxer at the time, Floyd Mayweather Jr., in 2013. 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The dramas Stephen Kearney endured in his first incarnation as an NRL head coach have him well positioned to excel at the rugby league enigma that is the Warriors. Andy Levitre Jersey .That is the opinion of Parramatta skipper Tim Mannah, who believes Kearney is the man to turn the Warriors fortunes around.Kearney won just 10 of 42 games in 2011 and 2012 in his first head coaching gig in the NRL with the Eels before standing down late in his second season.Since then he has built New Zealand into the best rugby league side in the world as coach.He has also been credited with developing Brisbanes reputations as one of the best defensive outfits in the NRL while working under Wayne Bennett.I think he will really excel with the Warriors, Mannah told AAP.Steve is a great person. I have seen him grow a lot over the last few years. What he has done with the Kiwis is pretty special and working under Wayne he will have learnt a lot of thingsHe has become a lot more balanced over there and Im sure he will succeed.Mannah said it was the familiar tale of turmoil at the Eels that consumed Kearney when he was at Parramatta, not the fact he wasnt ready for the role.I dont know if he came in too early, he was ready for it, I think the club situation at the time, pretty similar to a lot of coaches that came around that time, there was a lot of turmoil there wasnt much stability and that didnt help him, said Mannah, who remains in regular contact with Kearney.If it was another time it might have been a different story, I dont think he was rushed into it, I think he was ready and I think he is ready nowHe is very personable, he is easy to talk to and relate to.I always thought he would get another gig somewhere else, it was just going to be a matter of time.Kearney has spent the last two seasons at Red Hill as an assistant under Bennett. That would allow him to hit the ground running in Auckland, Mannah said.The success that Brisbane have had over the last couple of years, Steve has had a big part in that, he said. Kemal Ishmael Jersey . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day. Tevin Coleman Jersey . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. http://www.falconsauthenticofficialonline.com/authentic-devonta-freeman-jersey.html . LOUIS -- St. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' ' 
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