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Jos Buttler smashed 41 off 22 balls to truly announce his arrival at the IPL, helping see Mumbai Indians to a six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders, chasing 188. Matt Cullen Jersey . Buttler - who hit a two-ball duck in a debut defeat for Mumbai on Saturday - struck three fours and three sixes in his knock, sharing in a 66-run partnership with Rohit Sharma, the skipper supremely impressive himself with an unbeaten 84 from 54 balls.His opposite number, Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir, earlier cracked 62 from 52 deliveries - although was dropped twice - while putting on a hundred partnership with Manish Pandey (52 off 29 balls), who also notched fifty.A trademark big-hitting cameo from Andre Russell (36 off 17) featuring four sixes, helped fire the Knight Riders up to a score of 187-5, put it proved not to be enough as Buttler helped blast Mumbai to victory. Inside the IPL: Jos Buttler announced himself to the IPL with 41 from 22 balls. Put into bat first, for once Kolkatas experienced opening pair of Gambhir and Robin Uthappa didnt fire, with the latter dismissed for eight by the impressive Mitchell McClenaghan (2-25) in the fourth over.A fairly sedate start by the Knight Riders - at 45-1 in the seventh over - suddenly then sparked into life as Pandey hit Hardik Pandya for the first six of the innings over long-on.Two more maximums followed from Pandeys bat, while Gambhir struck one, although he was fortunate to be at the crease, having been dropped on 30 by Sharma at midwicket off Jagadeesha Suchith, and then again on 55 by Jasprit Bumrah, a simple chance off his own bowling.The Kolkata skipper made Mumbai pay, with his fifty coming off 39 deliveries, and his partner Pandeys even quicker at 26 balls - though he fell soon after, caught and bowled by Harbhajan Singh (1-31).In came Russell, who smashed three sixes in his first eight balls, including two in the same Tim Southee over.He managed one more maximum before dragging McClenaghan onto his stumps in the 18th over, Mumbai fighting back well at the end of the innings - Gambhir finally dismissed, caught by wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, and Colin Munro run out for four.Sharma signalled Mumbais intent third ball by smashing Russell for six over deep square leg, as he and Patel (23 off 20) went about putting fifty on for the first wicket inside the first five overs, before the latter was run out by Brad Hogg in the sixth.After Pandya wasted 10 balls for just nine runs at three, McClenaghan (20) was sent in up the order as a pinch-hitter, ahead of Buttler and Kieron Pollard.The move paid off as the New Zealander slogged three sixes in his eight-ball knock, punishing Piyush Chawla for back-to-back sixes in the 11th over, before falling to Kuldeep Yadav soon after.Sharma serenely went through to fifty off 38 balls while Buttler got going at the other end - hitting three sixes and two fours off five consecutive deliveries across the 15th and 16th overs to swing the game in Mumbais favour.Buttler couldnt see it through to the finish, falling in the penultimate over, but Sharma smacked Russells next three balls for boundaries, and Pollard nudged the single needed from the final over to win it for Mumbai.Watch continued coverage of the IPL on Sky Sports, with the next live action seeing the two new franchises, Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants face off from 3pm on Sky Sports 2 on Thursday. 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Monday night, in front of 5,088 spectators at Shaw Park, the Winnipeg Goldeyes got a two-run homer from Josh Mazzola, a solid start from Pete Gehle and some terrific defensive plays from the likes of Josh Moesquit and Josh Mazzola, as the Fish built a 6-1 lead and hung on to beat the Trois-Rivieres Aigles 6-5 in a thriller. With the win, the Goldeyes won their third straight game, improved to 34-32 on the season and 5-2 on this 11-game homestand. By taking three-of-four from Trois-Rivieres, the Goldeyes have now won four consecutive series. "We kind of put ourselves in harms way by making two errors and allowing two unearned runs," said Goldeyes manager Rick Forney. "But the bottom line is, we got out of here with a win and another series victory and its not easy to win three-of-four against any team. Its even tougher against that team over there. Theyre pretty good. They scrap and claw, they never quit and they have some good arms over there. We were fortunate to beat them." Winnipeg opened the scoring in the first inning, as Amos Ramon singled, Ryan Scoma singled and Casey Haerther doubled to drive in both base runners. Then Mazzola hit a bomb over the left-centre field wall to give Winnipeg a 4-0 advantage.After Trois-Rivieres scored a run off Gehle in the top of the second, Winnipeg answered with a run in the bottom of the inning. Moesquit beat out an infield hit, Tyler Graham beat out a bunt siingle and Ramon drove home Moesquit with a solid single to left. Jimmy Howard Jersey. Winnipeg made it 6-1 in the third as Haerther led off with a single, Fehlandt Lentini singled and then Moesquit singled to drive home Haerther from second. The Aigles scored a run in the fourth, two more in the fifth on a two-run double by Cam Kneeland and one in the ninth on an RBI single by Kneeland, but Kaohi Downing and Chris Kissock came out of the bullpen to shut down the visitors in the seventh and eighth innings and then closer Patrick Keating survived a one-run ninth to give Winnipeg its third straight win and fourth straight series victory. "Right now, were doing enough to win games," said Forney. "For a month or so there, we were doing just enough to lose. But now were getting it done and until youre mathematically eliminated from the playoffs you have to keep fighting for every win." Red-hot Casey Haerther had another big game going two-for-four with two runs scored and two driven in. Kevin Moesquit, who made a brilliant defensive play in the eighth to potentially save a run, and Amos Ramon each had two hits, a run scored and an RBI. Mazzola had two hits, including that big two-run homer. Gehle (4-4, 4.13 ERA) got the win for Winnipeg, while Keating (2.90 ERA) picked up his 13th save. Starter Luis Munoz (2-2, 3.60 ERA) pitched a complete game, but still suffered the loss for Trois-Rivieres. The Goldeyes will open a four-games-in-three-nights series with the Lincoln Saltdogs on Tuesday night. It will be a doubleheader (two seven-inning games) beginning at 6 p.m. at Shaw Park. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
Michael van Gerwen says he is hungrier than ever to reclaim the Premier League title - although he is wary that the competition is bigger and better than ever. Blank Toronto Jersey . The Dutchman won 18 tournaments and completed a clean sweep of the PDCs major titles in 2015 but suffered a shock exit to countryman Raymond van Barneveld at the World Championship.Mighty Mike is now relishing the challenge of taking on the biggest names on planet darts and will have the added pressure of being the bookies favourite for the title. World No 1 Van Gerwen opens his campaign against Aldershot-thrower and former Premier League champion James Wade at the First Direct Arena in Leeds - live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7pm.Its going to be amazing - there are a lot of good players in it and I hope I can win my title back, the 2013 Premier League winner told Sky Sports. PL predictions Wayne Mardle takes us through his predictions I have won a lot and I hope I can keep performing really well. I did well in the Masters last weekend and the Premier League will be a lovely title to have.I did really well the last three times because I went top of the table after the first 16 weeks and I really hope I can do that again this year.The prize is not going to be given away after the first 16 weeks so you have got to perform well every week. Van Gerwen has now topped the league table for the last three years since making his debut three years ago and is determined to do the same again this year.I really want to have this title back, he said. Ive won it before, I know exactly how it feels to win this tournament and I know how it is to lose a final so we will see what happens.You dont have any time to be disappointed about losing in one tournament because before you know it there is another tournament in front of you. I really want to have this title back. Ive won it before, I know exactly how it feels to win this tournament and I know how it is to lose a final so we will see that happens. Michael van Gerwen Sky Sports darts expert Wayne Mardle has singled out Van Gerwen as a class above the rest and expects the 26-year-old to win this years tournament, but the Dutch ace is staying grounded.Im glad he said that because it means a lot to me, but I still need to do everything by myself and its going to be hard, he said.Im going to do everything and enjoy it because if you dont enjoy doing what you do then you should stop playing darts. With the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam set to join the UK and Irelands biggest venues in hosting the sports widest-reaching event, Van Gerwen is excited about the possibility of playing in his home country.I want to play in Rotterdam, added Van Gerwen. Its the first time were going to have such big crowd in Holland. It sold out in 47 minutes so its fantastic and Im really looking forward to doing well this season.Its going to be difficult to have another good season like I did last year but Im up for it, I feel good and Im fresh.You can watch the opening night live on Sky Sports 1 from 7pm on Thursday, we will be building up to the coverage this week and our live blog here at and on the Sky Sports app will keep you up to date with all the action. Also See: Mardles PL predictions Sky Live: Premier League Darts Studds Premier moments Fixtures/Results On Sky TV Clement Simonin Jersey . Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. He bettered that with a long-range blast that went in off the goal frame in the 18th, and converted a penalty in the 72nd after Diego Mainz was sent off for fouling Aduriz with only the goalkeeper to beat. Benoit Cheyrou Toronto Shirts . 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. Some things to watch in the Big Ten in Week 12 of the season:GAME OF THE WEEKIndiana at No. 4 Michigan. The Wolverines have won 20 straight against Indiana, but this is no gimme. They could be smarting from the loss at Iowa last week, and they could be starting John OKorn in place of injured quarterback Wilton Speight. This will be the Hoosiers fourth top-10 opponent, and theyve won four of their last six on the road. They can draw confidence from limiting Big Ten rushing leader Saquon Barkley of Penn State to a season-low 58 yards on a career-high 33 carries last week. Up-and-down Indiana QB Richard Lagow will need to be at his best against Michigans top-ranked pass defense.BEST MATCHUPNorthwestern at Minnesota. Northwestern bounced back from losses to Ohio State and Wisconsin with a road win against Purdue, and now the Wildcats focus is on getting a sixth win to become bowl eligible. Minnesota already has locked up a fifth straight bowl trip, and another win could enhance the Gophers postseason destination. Northwestern won last years meeting 27-0, but these two teams typically play close games.INSIDE THE NUMBERSNo. 2 Ohio State visits Michigan State after having outscored Nebraska and Maryland by a combined 124-6. The Buckeyes 46.5 points a game ranks second in the FBS. ... If Nebraska beats Maryland, the Cornhuskers would have their first perfect home record since 2012 and second since 2001. ... The Terrapins are playing three straight top-20 opponents for the first time since 2004. ... Wisconsiin goes to Purdue on a 10-game win streak over the Boilermakers, the longest by either team in a series that dates to 1892. Eriq Zavaleta Toronto Shirts. ... Purdue has had at least one touchdown pass of at least 45 yards in six straight games. ... Penn State, which visits Rutgers, has won six consecutive Big Ten games in the same season for the first time since 1994.LONG SHOTIllinois is a 9 +-point underdog at home against Iowa. The Hawkeyes must guard against a letdown after their big win over Michigan. Theyve won seven of eight in the series and beat the Illini 29-20 in Iowa City last year, but not before holding off a fourth-quarter comeback. The Illini got quarterback Wes Lunt and receiver Malik Turner back from injuries last week, and the offensive line has not given up a sack the past two games. Lunt & Co. will be going against an Iowa defense coming off a stellar performance in which it held Michigan to 201 yards.PLAYER TO WATCHMichigan QB John OKorn. Coach Jim Harbaugh is averse to saying much about injured players, and he challenged reports early in the week that Wilton Speight was done for the season because of a broken collarbone. Still, OKorn is expected to make his first start since transferring from Houston. OKorn lost a close competition to Speight in the preseason and has been mostly sharp in his eight appearances.---More AP college football: Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
Vincent Lecavalier had a tough few days after his 14-year stint in Tampa Bay ended. Pacers Jersey . His deal with Philadelphia helped soften the blow. Lecavalier and the Flyers officially announced their $22.5 million, five-year contract on Saturday. Lecavalier, a former Lightning captain, had some options as to where he wanted to chase a second Stanley Cup. Only 33, Lecavalier has plenty left to offer a contender — or even a team like the Flyers in the midst of an off-season overhaul after missing the playoffs. "Lets just say, Philly, with the meeting I had with them, thats the place I really wanted to go," he said Saturday. "I started off with, I dont want to say a pretty big list, but a list of about 10 teams, and right after I talked with Philly, even before any offers or anything, they went right to the top of the list. I just liked what they were saying." The Flyers offered one nice incentive — they dangled an opportunity to share a line with team captain Claude Giroux. Giroux signed his own eight-year extension worth over $64 million this week. Lecavalier will likely settle in on the second line, but could team with Giroux to provide a potent offensive push when the Flyers really need one. Had they teamed in their prime, they would have been one of the top 1-2 punches in the league. Lecavalier is willing to move to right wing to team up on the top line with Giroux at centre. "Its not something that I really worry about, especially when youre being told you might play with Claude Giroux," he said. "Im really open to that and Id be really excited about that." Tampa Bay cut ties with Lecavalier to clear space under a smaller salary cap. Lecavalier didnt mesh with Tampa Bays plans, or at least his contract didnt with seven years and $45 million remaining on it. The four-time All-Star, drafted No. 1 overall by the Lightning in 1998, helped the franchise win the Stanley Cup in 2004 and scored a franchise-high 383 goals. By buying him out, it saved Tampa Bay more than $7.7 million cap space for the upcoming season. The move cost them $32 million over 14 years because he is due two-thirds the value of his deal spread over twice the term of the contract. He scored a league-high 52 times during the 2006-07 season and had 32 points in 39 games during the shortened season. Lecavalier, a 6-foot-4, 208-pound centre, had signed an 11-year deal with Tampa Bay in 2008. He had 10 goals and 32 points in 39 games last season for the Lightning. "He is going to be used in a position as one of our top forwards," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. "I think he brings a lot of benefits to our offensive group as well as our power play and leadership. We will sort all of this out in training camp. But to bring an elite forward like this in to the mix is a welcome addition." Sure, Lecavalier liked the idea of becoming part of that mix. But he didnt have final say. "Vinny actually came into town with his wife prior to us agreeing on a contract," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. "I think his wife gave him the thumbs-up on the area, liked the areas we have to live where the players are at. It just kind of went from there. The Flyers went 23-22-3 and were 10th in the Eastern Conference with 49 points. After jettisoning several goal-scoring veterans, the Flyers struggled with their offence and hope Lecavalier can bring some punch to the lineup. In that Stanley Cup run of nine years ago, Lecavalier and the Lightning outlasted the Flyers in a memorable Eastern Conference final series. Tampa Bay then went on to win their first championship by defeating Calgary in seven games. The Flyers also signed goalie Ray Emery to a one-year deal and 35-year-old defenceman Mark Streit to a $21-million, four-year deal that has pressed them up against the salary cap. The Flyers firmly believe Giroux will bounce back from a bit of a down year and Scott Hartnell will return from injuries. Throw in the expected improvement from Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds and Sean Couturier, and the Flyers could make a quick return to the Eastern Conference playoffs. "We kept what we think is a real good nucleus together," Holmgren said. "We didnt do anything to dismantle anything." Swingman C.J. Miles Jersey . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. C.J. Miles Pacers Jersey . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over .Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists the clubs hierarchy would tell him if they had spoken to Jose Mourinho - and he refuses to believe talks have taken place. Towards the end of a week in which newspaper reports claimed it is a done deal that Mourinho will take over at Old Trafford in the summer, Van Gaal admits the publicity has irked him.But the Dutchman remains defiant and Sky sources understand Manchester United remain happy with their manager. In an interview with The Independent, Van Gaal said: I have spoken with [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward and I cannot imagine that he and Jose Mourinho have spoken with each other.I think that if they speak with another manager, they would tell me because our relationship is like that. Transfers defended Ed Woodward says United are different from Leicester in the transfer market If they want to change, they have to prepare themselves. That is also my professional attitude, in my opinion. If they are thinking that they want to replace me, they have to enquire. But, if it is like that, they have to say it to me and I believe they will tell me if it is like that.I not only have a strong relationship with Ed, but also with the Glazers. I have a good feeling with them, and that is why I am annoyed with all the publicity. I have been sacked three times and now it is about negotiations starting with Mourinho. The next time it will be another manager. Van Gaal has taken a confrontational stance over the Mourinho speculation Van Gaal admits he has a provocative relationship with the media. Swingman Rodney Stuckey Jersey. I am used to a lot of criticism, he said. 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Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Novak Djokovic made quick work of his first-round opponent and five-time champion Roger Federer moved on in straights sets Tuesday at the U. Nike Air Max 90 Mujer .S. Open. The world No. 1 Djokovic, a former U.S. Open champ who lost to Andy Murray in last years marquee finale in Flushing, needed just 81 minutes to dispose of Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania in a one-sided 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 blowout. The seventh-seeded former world No. 1 great Federer handled Slovenian Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in a match that was postponed because of rain on Monday night. The 17-time Grand Slam titlist was the tennis king of New York from 2004-08 and runner-up in 2009. "It was more of a serving contest," Federer said. "There wasnt much rhythm out there, but I was happy the way I played." Up next for the Swiss icon will be Argentine Carlos Berlocq. Fifth-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, leveled 31-year-old Italian Paolo Lorenzi, 6-1, 6-4, 6-1, while top American John Isner reached the second round, as the 13th-seeded 6-foot-9 slugger was efficient in dismantling helpless Italian Filippo Volandri, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3, in only 1 hour, 16 minutes on the Grandstand court. The massive-serving Isner fired 16 aces on Day 2. The surging Isner recently titled in Atlanta and was a hardcourt runner-up in Washington, D.C., and at an ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati. Meanwhile, 10th-seeded 6-foot-5 rising Canadian Milos Raonic handled diminutive Italian Thomas Fabbiano, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 and 35-year-old 12th- seeded German Tommy Haas eased past Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1, on a warm, breezy day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The powerful Raonic unleashed 28 aces, compared to zero by the overmatched Fabbiano. A surprising Day-2 upset came when 30-year-old Argentine qualifier Maximo Gonzalez upended hurting 14th-seeded 6-foot-8 Pole Jerzy Janowicz, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Janowicz, who was slowed by a back injury on Tuesday, reached his first- ever Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon just last month. "I could barely walk, I couldnt practice," Janowicz said. "I couldnt find a normal position to sleep. "Im so unlucky every time in New York," said Janowicz, who strained a leg muscle four days before the U.S. Open last year before going on to lose to a world No. 1,098 Dennis Novikov, then a UCLA sophomore, also in the opening round. He joked, "Maybe Im practicing too hard for New York." A milder upset occurred when Uzbekistans Denis Istomin tripped up 15th-seeded struggling Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Twenty-eighth seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina retired against Florian Mayer with the German leading 6-4, 6-2, 3-0 in the third set. Also on Tuesday, 22nd-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber whipped 17-year-old American Collin Altamirano, making his ATP-level debut, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1; Portuguese Joao Sousa erased 25th-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2; 26th-seeded American Sam Querrey bested Argentine Guido Pella, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2; and 31st-seeded quality Frenchman Julien Benneteau got past Polands Michal Przysiezny, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Also advancing was French former top-10 star Gael Monfils, who drubbed Romanian Adrian Ungur, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0, to set-up a second-rounder with Isner. In other matches involving Americans, Jack Sock was beating Philipp Petzschner 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 5-2 when the German retired, Donald Young tattooed Slovak Martin Klizan, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 and Denis Kudla defeated Jiri Vesely, 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5. Nike Air Max 90 Hombre Baratas . 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UK Anti-Doping has said it is examining an allegation of wrongdoing within cycling.The announcement came as the Daily Mail reported UKAD is investigating Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins over the contents of a medical package.The newspaper alleges a package was delivered to Team Sky in France on June 12, 2011, and it reports that UKAD is looking at what that contained.UKAD, which is dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport, did not go into any detail about the allegation it is looking at and mentioned no names.A spokeswoman for UKAD said in a statement: UK Anti-Doping is investigating an allegation of wrongdoing within cycling. In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, we will not comment further.Wiggins won the Dauphine Libere cycling race on the day the package was reportedly delivered, completing victory in the eight-day event after the final stage from Pontcharra to La Toussuire.According to documents leaked by Russian hacker group Fancy Bears, Wiggins had a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for triamcinolone acetonide - a synthetic corticosteroid - which was effective from June 29, 2011. Any use of a banned substance requires an active TUE.The Daily Mail reports that while British Cycling has not identified the substance in the package, it has indicated it did not contain triamcinolone.Wiggins and Team Sky have strenuously denied any wrongdoing since it emerged the 2012 Tour de France winner hhas received six TUEs during his career, insisting each time the exemptions were medically necessary due to asthma and pollen allergies. Nike Air Max 90 Hombre. A host of major names from world sport have seen hacked personal information released into the public domain recently, although the World Anti-Doping Agency indicated earlier this week that Fancy Bears may have doctored or fabricated some of the medical documents it has released.United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart has labelled the Fancy Bears con artists after the hackers accused US sports officials of covering up doping.The Russian group on Thursday released email exchanges that it claimed revealed that USADA covers up many athletes using prohibited substances.Tygart hit back by dismissing the groups latest release as desperate and malicious.This is just another desperate attempt to distract from the real issue of (Russian) state-sponsored doping, Tygart told BBC Sport.He said the Fancy Bears were trying to smear the reputations of athletes and organisations from around the world who choose to operate with integrity and abide by the rules.They are con artists, he added. 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Dzenis Burnic Dortmund Jersey . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. . - Connor McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime as the Erie Otters came from behind to defeat the visiting Guelph Storm 4-3 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. SEATTLE -- Not long ago, the Seattle Sounders found themselves needing to pick up as many points possible just to get back into playoff positioning. Very quickly, the Sounders made up the ground and find themselves as the points leaders in Major League Soccer. "Weve kept climbing, kept climbing and now were in first place. Now weve got to make sure we stay there and enjoy the view a little bit," Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. Obafemi Martins scored just three minutes into the match to give Seattle an early lead, Lamar Neagle added a second goal in the 38th minute, and the Sounders took over the MLS points lead with a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Friday night. The Sounders (15-8-4) vaulted past Salt Lake in the Western Conference standings and now sit atop the entire league with 49 points after their fifth straight victory. The Sounders are one-point ahead of RSL (14-9-6) and four ahead of the Eastern Conference trio of Montreal, New York and Sporting Kansas City with about six weeks remaining in the regular season. Seattle has also played two fewer games than Salt Lake. Its a stark turn from Seattles slumping start back in the spring when it took just two points from its first five matches. But Seattle has won eight of nine and still have games in hand on most of the league. "Its tremendous, especially with what weve had to go through to get here," Seattle defender Zach Scott said. Neagle scored in his third straight match and Seattle dominated the first half with U.S. national team stars Eddie Johnson and Clint Dempsey sitting on the bench as reserves. Seattle improved to 38-0-8 in its last 46 matches when getting the first goal and are 8-0-2 all-time playing in front of crowds bigger than 40,000 at home. Fridays game was played before 55,107, the second-largest home crowd this season. And it very easily could have been a bigger victory with the Sounders failing to finish a number of chances or Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando making big saves. Both teams were at nearly full strength following World Cup qualifying. Midfielder Kyle Beckerman andd Rimando started for Salt Lake, even with Beckerman playing 90 minutes against Mexico on Tuesday. Shinji Kagawa Dortmund Jersey. Seattle chose to bring Dempsey and Johnson off the bench after the pair played extensive minutes against both Costa Rica and Mexico. Dempsey came on in the 61st minute replacing Marc Burch. It was just the second appearance at home for Dempsey since his signing in early August. Within 90 seconds of being on the field, Dempsey was chopped down by Ned Grabavoy, drawing a yellow card for the reckless tackle. Johnson came on in the 75th minute. "The team has really been playing well and credit goes to them," Dempsey said. "Thats a game thats easy to go into when its 2-0." By the time they got on the field, the Sounders were well on their way to victory. "Its obviously a very scary situation. Were down two goals, and he brings on Eddie Johnson and Clint Dempsey," Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis said. Martins goal was his eighth of the season and was a quick strike due to the hustle of midfielder Andy Rose. Martins pass was close to going over the end line, but Rose was able to chase it down and place a perfect centring pass to Martins open in front of the net. Neagles eighth goal was created by the lengthy run from defender DeAndre Yedlin, who found open space along the right side. Yedlin carried into the penalty box and had the time to pick out Neagle making a move away from the goal and into the middle of the box where he was unmarked for the easy goal. Seattle appeared to get a lucky break in the 80th minute when Javier Morales free kick from distance cleared traffic in the penalty box and bounced into the stomach of Seattle goalkeeper Michael Gspurning, whose feet were in the goal. Officials ruled Gspurning kept the ball from fully crossing the goal line. "If youre not sharp against a team like Seattle, they can really break, theyre dangerous on the counter," Beckerman said. "That was the key tonight. We just werent at our best. We lost to a team thats really good in their place, so credit to them." Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
SUZUKA, Japan -- Lewis Hamilton admits Suzuka is not one of his strong circuits and says he needs to find time in sectors two and three to give himself the best chance of taking pole position on Saturday. DeAndre Jordan Clippers Jersey .His Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg has taken pole at the last two Japanese Grands Prix and was 0.072s quicker in second practice on Friday. Hamilton said he had a strong day on Friday but admits he is vulnerable at Suzuka.Honestly, even though Ive won here twice, this is not up in the top of my best tracks even though I love it, he said. Im just not the quickest here for some reason but its something Im working at, and in that session I was obviously a lot closer so its just one step at a time.At the same time we are adjusting the car, but theres just little bits here and there in different corners, apexes, turning points, braking points, getting the right flow and the right balance and utilising the tyres as well. But my Saturdays, if its drier, are usually a little bit better than my Fridays, so hopefully tomorrow will be better.Asked where he need to improve the most, Hamilton said: Theres little bits here and there. The first sector is OK but usually Im quicker in the first sector, so Ive got to find at least a tenth in the first sector, the middle sector I would say a tenth and a half to two tenths, and then in the last sector probably another tenth. Thats where I feel I should be and thats what Ive got to go and find.Hamilton took pole position by 0.4s in Malaysia but an engine failure in the race saw him retire from the lead with 16 laps remaining. At Suzuka he is running the same engine he used in Belgium, Monza and Singapore, but says he is not even contemplating another failure.When you get in the car you have to have 100 percent belief in your ability and the car and the guys and that you are safe. 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MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Most questions lobbed at Kansas State coach Bill Snyder during his weekly media availability had to do with his offense, running the gamut from poor play calling to lack of execution.In short, nothing that concerns Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury right now.The Red Raiders (3-1, 1-0) are back to their high-flying ways this year, leading the Big 12 in just about every offensive category. Theyre averaging 660 yards and nearly 60 points through their first four games, and are coming off a 55-19 drubbing of Kansas that could have been much worse.Red Raiders quarterback Pat Mahomes is throwing for 442 yards a game, roughly 100 yards more than the Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) are averaging -- as an entire offense.Their quarterback is awfully good, Snyder said, finally fielding a question about something other than his own offense. They like taking their throws downfield. They have some pretty good wide receivers that run well and have some height to them. I think the thing that they have made a living on is being able to get the ball out of his hands real quick.Of course, that assumes Mahomes will play on Saturday.The FBS total offense leader is day-day-day after hurting his throwing shoulder against the Jayhawks. If he isnt ready, junior Nic Shimonek would get his first career start.Nic jumps out to me just being ready, Kingsbury said, being prepared.Whoever is at quarterback will face a stern test in the Wildcats, who have somewhat atoned for their sketchy offense by leading the league in most defensive categories.Theyre a good defense. There is no question, Kingsbury said. They make you earn every inch of it. They play around the football. Theyre sound in their assignments and their techniques and they play really hard. And yards we get, well earn them.Likewise, the Wildcats will have to earn every yard they get .So far, that hasnt been nearly enough.I have confidence seeing as we have one of the top defenses in the country, Kansas State running back Alex Barnes said, but we do have pressure to score more points than when we did last week in order to win games in the Big 12.As the Wilddcats and Red Raiders prepare to meet, here are some of the main story lines:TECH PLAYS D, TOO: After a couple lousy outings, the Red Raiders held Kansas to 296 yards total offense in last weeks win. Blake Griffin Clippers Jersey. They also forced a pair of turnovers.We havent played our best football yet, Texas Tech defensive back Justis Nelson said. Last week was a piece to that puzzle. Every week were trying to get better.ABOUT THAT PLAY CALLING: Kansas States offensive troubles last week at West Virginia were in part due to play calls, in part due to getting the calls to the quarterback. Snyder said the process was too slow, and that prevented the Wildcats from getting into rhythm.I thought going in to the ballgame that we had solved most of the problems, Snyder said, but obviously I took something for granted, which is my mistake.AND THAT EXECUTION: Jesse Ertz was 10 of 30 for 166 yards with an interception against the Mountaineers , while the Wildcats were held to 2.9 yards per carry on the ground. Those numbers wont cut it even if Kansas State manages to slow down the Red Raiders.It all starts with me having to make better decisions about some things, Snyder said.NIC WHO: If he must start, Shimonek proved last week the Red Raiders are in capable hands. The former Texas prep standout and transfer from Iowa threw four touchdown passes against Kansas.We have a lot of faith in Nic, Texas Tech wide receiver Jonathan Giles said. Hes a hard worker. Hes a good kid on and off the field. 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Top-30 prospect Paul Scruggs has committed to Xavier. Cheap Jerseys From China .Scruggs chose the Musketeers over Indiana, Michigan State and Connecticut. He visited all four schools in August, and also had Illinois in his final five.Its the school that fits my style of play, Scruggs told ESPN.Scruggs, ranked No. 28 in the ESPN 100, will be the highest-ranked recruit to attend Xavier since the ESPN basketball recruiting database started in 2007. The only other top-50 prospects to play for the Musketeers since 2007 are Justin Martin (No. 46 in 2010), Dezmine Wells (No. 48 in 2011) and Trevon Bluiett (No. 46 in 2014). Semaj Christon would have been in 2012, but he did a post-grad year and was therefore ineligible for rankings.A 6-foot-3 point guard from Indianapolis, Scruggs transferred to Prolific Prep (California) for his senior season. He creates matchup problems for opponents due to his size and strength, and averaged 14.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Indy Hoosiers on the Under Armour Association circuit this past spring and summer.Scruggs can play on or off the ball, and will provide insurance for head coach Chris Mack on the perimeter in case sophomore Edmond Sumner leaves early for the NBA. Xavier brought in ESPN 100 point guard Quentin Goodin in the 2016 class, giving Mack two high-level backcourt players for the 2017-18 season.Xavier is aiming for its highest-ranked recruiting class since Mack took over in 2009. Scruggs joins a five-man group that includes ESPN 100 small forward Naji Marshall (No. 85), as well as four-star wings Jared Ridder and Elias Harden and three-star center Kentrevious Jones. Wholesale China Jerseys . Pirlo limped out of Sundays 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13 minutes. Juventus says Pirlo underwent tests on Monday which revealed he has "a second-degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament in his right knee. Wholesale Jerseys . The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner. . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League.BATON ROUGE, La. -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate. His off-season arrest aside, there is no denying what a game-changer the explosive, 6-foot-2, 235-pound running back can be for the surging sixth-ranked Tigers, who have quickly re-established their credentials as contenders in the Southeastern Conference. Hill rushed for a career-high 184 yards and tied a career high with three touchdowns, helping LSU defeat previously unbeaten Auburn, 35-21 on Saturday night. Running with a combination of power, agility and speed, Hill scored touchdowns of 49, 10 and 6 yards. He set up yet another score with a 54-yard scamper in which he was shoved out of bounds at the 1. Hill was quick to deflect some of the credit to LSUs young offensive line for opening "gaping holes." "It was just up to me to make a couple of guys miss," Hill added. Even Hills defensive teammates talked about being "pumped up" on the sideline as they watched Hill tear off big runs. "For him to be that big and run that fast, its ridiculous," LSU cornerback Jalen Mills said. Tre Mason rushed for 132 yards and had two short touchdown runs in the third quarter for Auburn (3-1, 1-1 SEC), the second cutting LSUs lead to 28-14. Zach Mettenberger responded with his only touchdown pass of the night -- a 32-yarder to Jarvis Landry -- early in the fourth quarter as LSU (4-0, 1-0) dimmed Auburns hopes for a comeback. Mettenberger was 14 of 22 for a season-low 229 yards. He also threw his first interception of the season, but it wasnt that costly as LSUs 228 yards rushing helped it stay in control for most of the game. Auburns Nick Marshall was 17-of-33 passing for 224 yards and was intercepted twice. He also rushed for 46 yards. Although LSU raced to a three-touchdown lead, Auburn refused to fold. Auburn pulled within two scores on Cameron Artis-Paynes 12-yard touchdown run with 6:33 left, then nearly pulled off a successful onside kick. Auburn recovered, but on replay review was deemed to have touched the ball before it went the requisite 10 yards. "Our kids didnt quit and theyre not going to quit," first-year Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. "Im very proud of our guys and with that attitude theyll have a chance to improve." Auburn already appears substantially better than last season, when it won three games all year and wennt winless in the SEC. Cheap NFL Jerseys. LSU coach Les Miles applauded his teams fast start and its timely answers to Auburns second-half surges, but Miles also said he would have liked the game to have "a nice, orderly finish," adding, "That was not what I consider orderly." With rain steady throughout the day and well into the first half, ball security was a challenge early and hurt Auburn most. Nick Marshalls fumbled handoff on fourth-and-1 on the LSU 41 led to Hills long TD run three plays later for the games opening score. Punter Steven Clarks mishandled snap on Auburns second possession of the game set up Hills 10-yard score to give LSU a 14-0 lead before six minutes had elapsed. Already, Auburn was facing a larger deficit than at any point in its first three games. "We kind of beat ourselves in the beginning," Mason said. "Mistakes after mistakes can get frustrating and that happened. "We also have to figure out how to play in weather like this." LSU was threatening to take a three-score lead when running back Terrence Magee fumbled on the Auburn 12, but Hills slashing 54-yard run set up fullback J.C. Copelands forceful touchdown carry to make it 21-0. Auburn did not score until early in the third quarter. Masons 2-yard TD run capped a 50-yard drive that began with Auburn safety Jermaine Whiteheads interception. LSU responded immediately with a 75-yard drive that ended with Hills third TD. During much of the off-season, it wasnt clear if Hill would be able to play at all. His arrest for landing a punch outside a bar in late April violated his probation from an earlier misdemeanour plea to carnal knowledge of a juvenile. A judge placed further restrictions on Hills probation, but agreed to let him remain out of jail. Miles, whod suspended Hill after his arrest, reinstated him when fall practice began and benched him only for LSUs season-opening victory over TCU. A week later, Hill scored on his first carry against UAB. He scored twice last week against Kent State, including a 58-yarder. He was even more dominant this weekend. ---- NOTES: Auburn WR Jaylon Denson was carted off with what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the first quarter. ... LSU DT Anthony Johnson appeared to hurt his left leg, but LSU did not provide any update on his condition. ... LSU G Trai Turner left with a right ankle injury but Miles said he was not seriously hurt. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
Andrey Arshavin was regarded as one of the most exciting talents in European football when he joined Arsenal from Zenit St Petersburg in 2009, so what went wrong? Nick Wright reflects on a career of fleeting brilliance and wasted talent… Andrey Arshavin may not have left much of a legacy at Arsenal, but his winning goal against Barcelona in 2011 still ranks as one of their greatest moments at the Emirates Stadium. Christen Press Soccer Jersey .The Russians sweeping finish sealed a 2-1 first-leg victory over the imperious Catalans and, while it ultimately wasnt enough to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, its fair to say the Gunners would cherish a repeat result on Tuesday. Five years on from that memorable night in north London, the landscape looks very different for Arshavin. The mercurial forward reached the end of the road at Arsenal in 2013, and at the start of February a brief spell at Russian side Kuban Krasnodar concluded with the termination of his contract. If there is an offer to continue playing, I will definitely take a look at it, said Arshavin. If not, I will end my career. He is 34. Arshavin wheels away in celebration after scoring against Barcelona in 2011 Arshavins sad decline was already in motion when he scored that goal against Barcelona, but he appeared to have the world at his feet just a few years earlier. His scintillating performances for Russia at Euro 2008 drew international acclaim, and he looked like a superstar in the making when he made his £15m move to Arsenal six months later.The club-record outlay represented a major departure from Arsene Wengers usual transfer policy, but Arsenal were in dire need of inspiration as they sought to make up a five-point gap on the top four, and here was an elite talent capable of making the difference. In Russia, Zenit St Petersburg rued the loss of their talisman, with manager Dick Advocaat describing it as the bargain signing of the January window.Arshavin was at the peak of his powers and his arrival initially had the desired effect, with six goals and seven assists in 12 Premier League games helping Arsenal finish the 2008/09 campaign in the Champions League spots. Supporters were smitten with the impish little Russian, and his explosive four-goal performance against Liverpool at Anfield wrote him into Premier League folklore. Arshavin scored four goals in Arsenals 4-4 draw with Liverpool For all his talent, however, there was another side to Arshavin that grew more and more prominent. In Russia he was considered as a lazy player even at his best times, Russian football journalist Artur Petrosyan tells Sky Sports. He never really liked to run much. He would be off for 60 or 70 minutes of a game, but then turn on and do something amazing.Arshavin featured regularly for Arsenal over the next two seasons, scoring 22 goals in 91 appearances in all competitions, but the moments of brilliance became increasingly infrequent. Match fitness and work rate were persistent issues, while lethargic performances and an indifferent attitude suggested his heart simply wasnt in it. Arshavin made just two starts in his final season with Arsenal He was never the most ambitious person, says Petrosyan. Actually thats a problem with a lot of Russian players. Its a problem with their mentality. When they achieve success and earn some good money, they just stop progressing and thats it for them. Thats what happened with Arshavin.There were controversies, too, most notably a run-in with a group of angry supporters after Russia exited Euro 2012 with a dismal group stage defeat by Greece. What should we apologise for? snapped Arshavin. Its not our problem that we didnt meet your expectations. Its your problem. Arsenal v Barcelona Follow Arsenal v Barcelona with our live blog across the Sky Sports platforms The comments caused outcry in Russia. His serious career ended after the Euros in 2012, says Petrosyan. Before that he was a real hero here and he was considered as probably the best Russian footballer in history, but after that it changed. He was never an easy person and there were always controversies around him, but he made up for it by playing good football. After that, though, everyone began pointing fingers at him. Arshavin captained Russia at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine Arshavin had spent the months leading up to Euro 2012 on loan at Zenit, and he returned to the Gazprom-owned club permanently in the summer of 2013. I dont regret anything, but I had to leave, he said after making just two starts in his final season at Arsenal. To train even though you know you wont play - it is psychologically difficult. I nearly suffered depression.Zenit, though, was not exactly a happy homecoming. It was the president of Gazproms idea to bring him back, says Petrosyan. Some fans liked it, but those who understand football and dont just cheer for big names could see what was going on. They knew that Arshavin couldnt help the team any more. He wasnt able to, even if he wanted.In footballing terms, after returning from Arsenal he was a just a squad player, not a regular. So he wasnt satisfied with that but he was still getting paid around 2.5m euros per year. He gained some weight and he just didnt have the desire to play anymore. Arshavin in action on his return to Zenit St Petersburg Arshavin was a peripheral figure as Zenit won the title under Andre Villas-Boas last season, and the former Chelsea and Tottenham manager confirmed his contract would not be renewed at the end of the campaign. Retirement loomed for Arshavin, but government-funded Russian Premier League rivals Kuban Krasnodar offered him a lucrative lifeline.It was a couple of months before elections in the Krasnodar region, and the governor thought it was obvious that he needed publicity and PR so he signed Arshavin and [Roman] Pavlyuchenko, says Petrosyan. But after the elections, the governor lost all interest in the club and the bad times started. Now theyre selling all their stars, theyve got money problems and they are probably going to be relegated. In the six months before the termination of his contract at Kuban, Arshavin made just eight league appearances totalling 357 minutes. None of them ended in victories, he only completed the 90 minutes once, and there were no goals or assists.There has been talk of interest from clubs in Kazakhstan and Macedonia for one final payday, but Arshavin appears to be preoccupied with business interests in St Petersburg. His footballing career is not the most important thing, says Petrosyan. If he cant play for another season, he wont be too sad.And so, as Arsenal prepare for another meeting with Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium, the hero of their last encounter nears an unceremonious end to his career. For a player who shone so brightly, Arshavins plight feels like an extraordinary waste.Artur Petrosyan is the former editor of Russian newspaper Sport Express and currently runs https://bookmaker-ratings.comWhat are your memories of Andrey Arshavin? Let us know using the message boards or by tweeting @SkyFootball Also See: What next for Zlatan? Would Gundogan suit the Premier League? Arsenal the injury-time kings Who are the fittest team? Ali Krieger Jersey . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. Jaelene Hinkle Soccer Jersey . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars. . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The previous time the 49ers squared off with Tom Brady and the Patriots, they considered themselves equals among the NFLs elite.They traveled to Foxborough, Mass., and on a cold, rainy December night in 2012 and escaped with a 41-34 victory.They played in the Super Bowl seven weeks later and lost to the Ravens, who beat the Patriots in the AFC championship game.It was a great feeling to go up there, get that victory, especially against a team like that, Colin Kaepernick said, whos one of seven 49ers that remain from that team.Kaepernick was in his second season and took over as the starting quarterback for Alex Smith at the halfway point of the regular season. He helped San Francisco beat Brady by throwing for 221 yards and four touchdowns.It was huge and it was another confidence-builder for our team, for myself at that point in time, that we were playing one of the best teams in the league and went there on the road, Kaepernick said. I think we have a similar opportunity this week to play a very good Patriots team and go out and get a victory.The teams are no longer considered equals ahead of the Patriots visit Sunday.San Francisco (1-8) has the NFLs second-worst record, while the Patriots are clicking at 7-2 despite missing Brady for the first four games while he was suspended because of the Deflategate controversy.Its a huge mismatch between a team that could be picking first in the next NFL draft and a favorite to play in the Super Bowl. The 49ers have fallen on hard times, while New England remains one of the leagues most successful teams.Its an opportunity first-year 49ers coach Chip Kelly is relishing. An unlikely victory against the Patriots would snap an eight-game losing streak and become the highlight of an otherwise lost season.Kelly has a relationship with New England coach Bill Belichhick dating back to when he was an offensive coordinator at nearby University of New Hampshire from 1999 to 2006. Tobin Heath Jersey. elly used to visit and observe Belichicks practices. The two would share ideas about improving their operations and practices. Kelly has been at the forefront of integrating sports science into football.Just when you get a chance to watch arguably one of the best coaches in the history of the game coach on a daily basis, Kelly said of his meetings with Belichick, how organized he is, how is detailed he is, how in tune he is to putting his players in position to make plays and just really how gracious and nice he is.Belichick said Kelly helped generate ideas that hes incorporated into his teams routine.I think Chips got a lot of great ideas, Belichick said. I think his overall organization as an offensive system, practice schedule, training. ... We talked about a lot of those things and Ive learned a lot from him.Kelly also has a win over Belichick. Last season his Eagles pulled out a 35-28 victory in Foxborough, despite coming in as significant underdogs.Kellys team benefited from three non-offensive touchdowns, scoring on a blocked punt, 99-yard interception return and 83-yard punt return from Darren Sproles.Game notes Belichick said he had tremendous respect for former 49ers Hall of Fame owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. in his conference call Wednesday. (I) couldnt really put it into words, Belichick said. DeBartolo will be honored at halftime Sunday after getting enshrined to the Hall of Fame last summer. ... 49ers WR Torrey Smith missed a second straight practice Wednesday with a back injury.---For more NFL coverage: and Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
HOUSTON -- Tony Parker showed why he is so valuable to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. Abel Aguilar Jersey .Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 20 points in their 106-100 victory over Houston, but Parkers court presence proved to be the biggest difference between this victory and Wednesdays nights 101-99 home loss to the Rockets without him.Hes a great point guard, very smart, knows where guys spots are on the floor, and hes been here before, Leonard said. He knows what (Gregg Popovich) expects, and if one of us gets out of line or if were doing well, he tells us. He just makes us better.Parker missed three games with knee soreness last week, and the Spurs lost consecutive home games for the first time since December 2014. On Saturday night, he scored a season-high 16 points and played 27 minutes, his second-highest total of the season.He gets us organized, Popovich said. He hasnt been with us so much this season. Hes just a stability factor, and that was a big help.Parker was not made available to reporters.The Spurs improved to 5-0 on the road, where they have outscored opponents by an average of 12.8 points.James Harden had a triple-double for a second straight game against the Spurs, finishing with 25 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, but also added seven costly turnovers. A deep 3-pointer by Eric Gordon cut the lead to four with 2 minutes remaining, but Houston struggled to make stops down the stretch.Just messed up coverages, Harden said. Theyre a really good team. They make you mess up.Gordon scored 27 points off the bench, going 7 of 12 on 3-pointers. Houston attempted 47 3s in the game, making 15 (31.9 percent).The Rockets have lost three of their last four home games against the Spurs in the I-10 rivalry after winning seven of the previous eight. With the Spurs up 16 early in the fourth, a loud Go Spurs Go! chant overtook the Toyota Center crowd.LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points, Pau Gasol scored 15 and Manu Ginobili added 12 off the bench.Harden hit a running 39-footer at the buzzer to cut San Antonios lead to 26-22 after one. Leonard tried a buzzer-beater of his own to end the second quarter with a deep 3, but it clanked off the front of the rim, and the Spurs led 49-40 at the half.TIP-INSSpurs: Danny Green returned to the starting lineup after resting for Friday nights win over Detroit. Green scored five points in 27 minutes. ... Houston native SF Jonathon Simmons scored six points in 16 minutes. ... San Antonio entered Saturdays game leading the league in free throw percentage (86.3 percent) and ranking second in 3-point percentage (39.6 percent) and finished 19 of 24 from the line and 5 of 18 from 3.Rockets: Houston went scoreless for the first 3 minutes of the game, missing its first eight shots. ... PG Patrick Beverley was inactive as he continues to recover from knee surgery but participated in pregame warmups and plans to play later this week. ... Trevor Ariza had 15 points, and Clint Capela added 12 points and 10 rebounds.HARDENS MINUTESHarden entered Saturday ranking fifth in the league with 37.6 minutes per game and played 39 minutes on Saturday night. Coach Mike DAntoni said reducing those minutes as much as possible is important in keeping Harden healthy down the stretch, and he believes getting Beverley back in the next few games will allow Harden some added rest.Thats just too many minutes, DAntoni said. Pat will be able to alleviate a lot of that.ANOTHER ONEHarden joined Elvin Hayes as the only players in franchise history to record consecutive triple-doubles. The Rockets fell to 9-2 in the 11 games where Harden has had a triple-double.LIVE BY THE 3.Houston forward Ryan Anderson said Leonards defense was a factor in holding him to 1 of 7 from beyond the arc.Obviously, their main goal is to get me off the 3-point line, Anderson said. They did a great job of taking away normal shots, but at the same time, I had a lot of open looks that I just missed and thats on me.ALL TOGETHER NOWWith plenty of early season absences from Green, Parker and others, Saturday night was the first time this season where the Spurs had everyone in their usual rotation available in the game.UP NEXTSpurs: Host Miami on Monday night.Rockets: Host Philadelphia on Monday night. Teofilo Gutierrez Colombia Jersey .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Jersey . 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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Gary Kubiak trusts Trevor Siemian has both the physical toughness and the mental tenacity to lead the Denver Broncos down the stretch.That much was clear this week when Siemian received a second cortisone shot in his ailing left shoulder along with a vote of confidence from his coach.Like a kid playing Whac-A-Mole at an arcade, Kubiak seemingly has spent the whole season hammering away at rumors of another quarterback controversy in Denver:-No, Paxton Lynch isnt going to be under center for the homestretch that includes two games against Kansas City, one against Oakland and another against rival New England.-No, Kubiak has never wavered on Siemian, who won the job as Peyton Mannings successor over trade acquisition Mark Sanchez and Lynch, the teams first-round draft pick.-Yes, he expects much, much more of his QB who has earned GM John Elways praise for going 7-2 as the starter.I want Trevor to play big. I dont want Trevor to play OK or good, Kubiak said.Elway said Tuesday hes pleased with the teams record and also expects the Broncos to go on another post-bye roll.I think we would take it if you said at Week 10 wed be 7-3 with whats happened, Elway said. We havent played our best football yet, which I think is the encouraging thing.But weve played hard week in and week out, and so Im excited about our possibilities and what we can do. I know that the schedule is a tough schedule from here on out, but thats what happens when you win the division. But were excited about it.We feel like we can get better on the offensive side. We have room for improvement there. Weve figured out ways to win. Thats what you have to do. Were excited about the last six.Siemian said he relishes the rising expectations.Kube expects a lot out of me. I expect a lot out myself truthfully, Siemian said.To do that, he knows he has to stay upright.Siemian took a beating in Denvers 25-23 win at New Orleans on Sunday when he was sacked six times, hit on 11 other drop-backs and tackled on three runs. Thats an agonizing total of 20 shots on that sore left shoulder thats bothered him since it was driven to the turf in Tampa on Oct. 2, forcing him to sit out the next six quarters.Hes beat up. He took a lot of shots, Kubiak said. Some of them he has to take responsibility for. We have to make sure that hes stepping up in the pocket.Aside from the dazzling defensive 2-point conversion that won it, thhe takeaway image from the Superdome was Siemian on his back, his arms outstretched toward the roof in celebration after getting hammered while throwing a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas. Radamel Falcao Jersey. The reason he does make a lot of plays is because he will sit in there and get hit right in the mouth and make a play. That is a great characteristic of a quarterback because you have to do that sometimes, Kubiak said.Kubiak then added this caveat: Siemian needs to protect himself better. This, even though five of the sacks and both of Siemians interceptions Sunday came on four-man rushes, meaning the Broncos had the blockers, but still couldnt protect the passer properly.Right now, sometimes his depth is bad in the shotgun, Kubiak said. Its something weve got to work on. When its good, hes stepping up. Sometimes hes drifting and getting hit when he shouldnt be getting hit.He gets on the road, gets loud, you get in the gun, you start getting away from the center a little too far and now all of a sudden youre back there hitting 11 yards. Were not going to protect you if youre doing that. Its just something that we have to improve with him.That was Kubiak defending his beleaguered lineman, something hes willing to do because hes as much assured in Siemians psychological doggedness as he is in his physical toughness.The bye week will provide the coaching staff the opportunity to reconfigure Siemians pocket of protection.Ty Sambrailo replaced an ineffective Donald Stephenson at right guard midway through the game Sunday, when the Broncos broke out of a prolonged funk and had zero three-and-outs in a dozen drives.Kubiak said Tuesday that Sambrailo deserves to play a lot more football.Like a seasoned veteran, Siemian placed plenty of the blame for his aches and pains on his battered shoulders.A lot of times Im holding the ball too long and I get what I deserve in that sense, Siemian said.He said this five-day furlough that begins Wednesday is all about letting his battered body heal.Yeah, a lot of rest, Siemian said. 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No complicated playoff scenario exists for Real Salt Lake -- the math is simple. Tony Parker Spurs Jersey .Earning a win or draw against the host Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday clinches RSL a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs.Salt Lake (12-11-10) is still in control of its postseason destiny but found a way to make things harder than necessary. Real carries a six-game winless streak into Seattle and watched its offense almost vanish during the final two months of the regular season.RSL managed a total of one goal in its last five matches while yielding four. The Utah club has played to a pair of scoreless draws with FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City in that stretch.If Salt Lake wants to break out of its slump, leading goal scorers Joao Plata and Yura Movsisyan need to step up. The duo combined for 18 goals this season, but made little impact since the end of August.Seattle (13-14-6), like RSL, can clinch a playoff spot and secure the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference with a victory. It would complete a turnaround from a disastrous start to the 2016 season that saw the Sounders lose 12 of their first 20 matches before firing head coach Sigi Schmid.Seattle has lost just two matches since that time.Injuries are complicating the Sounders chances of taking down RSL at home. Andreas Ivanschitz (knee sprain), Brad Evans (calf strain), Nelson Valdez (bruised tailbone) and Oalex Anderson (hamstring strain) all didnt travel for Seattles 2-1 loss to FC Dallas.The Sounders will get midfielder Osvaldo Alonso back after he sat out against Dallas while serving a red-card suspension.Seattle won the last meeting between the two teams on August 14th, taking down Salt Lake 2-1 behind goals from Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordan Morris. George Gervin Jersey . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. Kyle Anderson Jersey . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. . In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves.Three members of the European Parliament have written to the European Commission asking them to investigate Gareth Bales world record transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2013, amid accusations of illegal state aid. British Conservative Party member Daniel Dalton, Belgian vice-chair of the committee on economic and monetary affairs, Sander Loones, and Ramon Termosa, of the Spanish Convergencia party, have raised concerns that Spanish banks - bailed out by European taxpayers - provided guarantees for the transfer fee.A leaked report from whistle-blowing website Football Leaks revealed last month that Bale cost in excess of 100 million euros despite Madrid previously insisting the deal was worth 91 million euros. Promissory notes were issued to Tottenham Hotspur, which subsequently seem to have been sold on to Spanish banks, which have now ended up assuming the risk for Bales record-breaking transfer fee, read the question form signed by all three MEPs. The exact cost of Bales fee has been the subject of continued speculation Is it correct to state that baailed-out Spanish banks were offering promissory notes to Tottenham to act as a guarantee, thereby indirectly putting the liability on the Spanish and European taxpayers?In 2013, Dutch MEP Derk Jan Eppink claimed one of the banks involved in the agreement was Bankia, which had been bailed out to the tune of 18 billion euros by the European Stability Mechanism. Spurs Jersey. Bale moved to the Spanish capital from London three years ago This would indirectly transfer the cost of the transfer to European taxpayers constituting illegal state aid, Tremosa added in a statement.Dalton told Sky Sports News HQ: Our question really is to find out whether it is state aid. If it is taxpayers money that cant really be used to fund one club over others.We are asking them to investigate. We are not saying it was illegal.Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has previously rejected claims that a Spanish bank helped finance the purchase of Bale. Also See: Injuries costing Bale & Real? Ronaldo walks out in Rome Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
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