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                                      The New Orleans Pelicans released the first photo of former Oklahoma Sooners star Buddy Hield in his NBA uniform, via Twitter. Wholesale Air Max Shoes Sale . The team also provided a link to purchase jerseys bearing the rookies name on a separate tweet.??Hield, whom the Pelicans selected No. 6 overall in last weeks NBA draft, will hold on to the number he wore in college, 24.?The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 25 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in his final season at Oklahoma.? Cheap Wholesale Air Max Shoes . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. Wholesale Air Max Sale Outlet . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. . 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). LAS VEGAS -- New team. Same old result.Full of new star power -- and dominant on the inside -- the U.S. mens basketball team opened its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday night with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina.A game that was over almost before it began showed the U.S. has to improve its shooting and conditioning. It also showed that there is plenty of talent among a group of players who seem to want to play well for each other and their country despite the absence of Olympic stalwarts Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.Theres a willingness from these guys to work on anything we need and to work hard, coach Mike Krzyzewski said. These are very good guys.A U.S. team that hasnt lost a game in 10 years had little trouble with Argentina, which some consider to be a medal contender in Rio de Janeiro. Paul George scored 14 first-half points, Kevin Durant added 12, and the U.S. blew open the game early before an appreciative crowd on the Las Vegas Strip.Even with Bryant retired and James taking this Olympics off, there was no real talent drop-off on a team heavily favored to win gold once again. The depth of the U.S. showed as Krzyzewski rotated players in and out, searching for the right combinations on a team with 10 new players from 2012.Nothing is for sure, Durant said. We want to get this gold, and right now we have a job to do. We have to prepare the right way.Count the Argentines among those who were impressed at the first real game for the Olympic team.Obviously, they have the best talent and the best size in the world, Argentinas Luis Scola said. Thats a big difference in their favor.The game was the first of five exhibitions the U.S. will play before traveling to Rio to defend the gold medal. The U.S. team has spent the past week practicing in Las Vegas in preparation for the tour and the Summer Games.There werent any opening-night jitters, though the U.S. shot only 45 percent and missed all but 14 of 41 3-pointers. With DeMarcus Cousins pulling doown 15 rebounds in just 16 minutes, the U. Cheap Wholesale Air Max. S. dominated inside, outrebounding Argentina 53-30.The big thing is getting in shape, and they are not there where they will be, Krzyzewski said. But we really have an inside presence on the boards.For Durant, the game was a chance to play with a pair of his new Golden State teammates, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. It was also a chance for Durant and Carmelo Anthony,?the only two players from the 2012 team, to demonstrate that this will be their team in Rio.Both players cheered from the bench as the minutes were spread around, jumping up to clap for teammates. Every U.S. player got quality time, with Greens 12 minutes the least played by any American.Were going to have fun and were going to enjoy ourselves, Anthony said. If its not fun, its not worth it. Were going to enjoy ourselves, but at the same time were going to be focused in trying to get that gold medal.Durant finished as the games high scorer with 23 points, and George had 18 and Carmelo Anthony 17. Andres Nocioni had 15 and?Manu Ginobili added 11 for Argentina, which lost to the U.S. in the semifinals of the 2012 Olympics.Though at times little defense was played, there was plenty of offense to keep the crowd at the new T-Mobile Arena happy. The teams combined to put up 70 3-point attempts, 41 of them from the U.S.Oddsmakers had made the U.S. a prohibitive 29.5-point favorite in what at times looked a lot like an NBA All-Star game. But while the U.S. team is loaded with 12 NBA players, the Argentines had only three on their roster, and the talent difference showed.While the team is full of new players, the gold-medal run will be the last for Krzyzewski, the national coach for the past decade. 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