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Michael Phelps has shown his son around the pool. New Balance Ofertas España .Phelps and fiancee Nicole Johnson have posted Instagram photos of baby Boomer Phelps in the water alongside his Olympic superstar dad.Phelps writes with one posted Wednesday that the little man loved the water and they both got some extra laps in. Little Boomer also has an Instagram account in his own name. A photo posted on it shows the baby and his parents with a message that he cant wait until he gets to learn to swim from daddy.Johnson gave birth to Boomer on May 5.Phelps is looking to add to his record of 18 Olympic gold medals when he swims at the Rio Games next month. New Balance Outlet Online España . P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start. New Balance Outlet España . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night.MINNEAPOLIS -- The Mariners have made a pair of roster moves so Jeremy Bonderman can make his first major league appearance since 2010. The right-hander is set to start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins after coming back from elbow and shoulder problems. To make room on the 25-man roster, Seattle placed first baseman Justin Smoak on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique strain on his right side. SSmoak was injured May 25, but the move is retroactive to Thursday because he was used as a pinch-hitter Wednesday at San Diego. Comprar New Balance Rebajas. . To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mariners designated minor league infielder Vinnie Catricala, who was at Double-A. Also Sunday, Seattle traded minor leaguer Francisco Martinez to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named or cash considerations. ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers have cut ties with closer Jose Valverde, maybe this time for good. Vans Baratas En España . The club released the colorful Valverde from his contract with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, ending a stay that included several highs and lows. "We tried and he tried and it just didnt work," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "Ill always have great memories of him. He did a terrific job for this organization. He was a terrific closer and a terrific teammate." The peak of Valverdes time in Detroit came in 2011 when he was 49 for 49 in save chances. He saved 35 games last season, but faltered in the playoffs and became a free agent. He didnt sign with another team and Detroit eventually brought him back on a minor league deal, calling him up to the majors in late April. Valverde went 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA, converting nine saves in 12 chances, but it never seemed easy and he was designated for assignment on June 21. He accepted a trip to Toledo, where he had seven saves with a 4.09 ERA in 11 games. Leyland will always remember Valverdes performance in 2011. "Thats one of those freak years that comes around every now and then, not too often obviously," Leyland said. "Thats pretty impressive." Valverde had a nightmarish post-season in 2012. He got a save in the division series against Oakland, but allowed three runs in 1 2-3 innings in two appearances. Valverde gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning in his only appearance in the ALCS against New York, forcing Leyland to remove him from the closers role. Valverde pitched just once in the World Series against San Francisco, allowing two runs in one-third of an inning. Joaquin Benoit has taken over as Detroits closer and was 13 for 13 in save opportunities going into Wednesdays game. Zapatillas Vans Online Rebajas .ca! Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious. Vans Baratas Online . 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. . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have officially signed 43-year-old Bartolo Colon, adding needed experience to a young rotation.The agreement on the one-year, $12.5 million deal with the free agent right-hander was reported last week. The deal became official with Colon passing his physical.The Braves also have reached an agreement with 42-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. The two will join Julio Teheran atop the rotation.General manager John Coppolella told The Associated Press on Wedneesday he hopes to add another starting pitcher. Zapatillas Vans Baratas Online. Colon leads all active pitchers with 233 career wins. The total ranks second all-time among Dominican-born pitchers, behind only Hall of Famer Juan Marichal (243).Coppolella said it will be exciting to watch him chase baseball records in 2017, when the Braves play their first season in SunTrust Park. ' ' ' 
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Babe Herman Jersey .Y. -- Opening day at Saratoga didnt get off to a good start for trainer Todd Pletcher. But it certainly ended well.Sweet Loretta, away slowly, took advantage of a hot pace and a good ride by John Velazquez to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes by 4-1/4 lengths on a hot opening afternoon at Saratoga. Fun, a 22-1 shot, rallied from seventh to get second by 1-1/2 lengths over Harlands Thunder.Made Me Shiver, the 8-5 favorite, stumbled at the start and finished fourth. She was followed, in order, by Olive Branch, Summer Sally, Lighting Dove, and Inspired Flight. Platinum Spark scratched.It was the sixth victory in the Schuylerville for Pletcher, equaling the number of wins in this race recorded by Pletchers mentor, D. Wayne Lukas.For Pletcher, the Schuylerville helped ease a rough day. Stradivari, one of Pletchers better 3-year-old males, sustained a career-ending injury, fracturing a leg at the end of a morning workout. As of Friday, veterinarians were optimistic Stradivari could be saved for potential stallion duty.Pletcher, a 12-time leading trainer here, went winless in his four races with five horses. He had a second, two thirds, a fourth, and a fifth.Its nice to have a win in the Schuylerville, Pletcher said. This morning we lost what we projected was going to be one of our Travers starters. Hopefully, hes going to be okay. Its the nature of the business; theres good and bad and you got to try and stay level and keep working at it.Sweet Loretta, a daughter of Tapit, had galloped home a seven-length winner in a maiden race at Monmouth Park.Friday, she was taking on some other smart-looking maiden winners, including Made Me Shiver.Sweet Loretta, under John Velazquez, broke slowly and was sixth early. But the pace was swift as Inspired Flight, gunned to the front by Edgar Prado, set fractions of 21.68 seconds for the quarter-mile and 44.79 for the half, chased by Made Me Shiver, who bobbled at the break, and Olive Branch.Velazquez guided Sweet Loretta to the inside down the backstretch and tipped her into the clear on the turn. After Made Me Shiver took the lead in upper stretch, Sweet Loretta cruised by her inside the eighth pole and widened her advantage through the lane.Sweet Loretta, a $750,000 yearling purchase by Vinnie Violas St. Elias Stable, covered the six furlongs in 1:10.89 and returned $10.80 as the third choice.Velazquez said when his filly broke slow he made it a point to save ground until the middle of the turn.At the three-eighths pole I started easing out and she got to the clear and at the quarter pole she responded right away, Velazquez said. They went fast enough, the track is not speed favoring so it worked out very good. Pedro Baez Jersey .Y. -- Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers had no intention of changing his hard-hitting style before taking part in a disciplinary hearing for his illegal check to New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus head. Ryan Madson Jersey . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. HOCKENHEIM, Germany -- Nico Hulkenberg has been penalised one place on the German Grand Prix grid after using a set of tyres during qualifying that should have been returned after final practice.After each practice session, teams are required to return two sets of tyres to Pirelli in order to leave them with seven for qualifying and the race. The teams can choose which compounds they keep in store, but must electronically register which tyres they intend to return at the end of each session in order to allow the FIA to keep records of which tyres have been returned. Maury Wills Jersey. In Force Indias case in Germany, the team returned a different set of tyres to the ones it electronically registered and received a one-place penalty for Hulkenberg as a result. Hulkenberg will now start eighth on the grid, behind Valtteri Bottas and ahead of teammate Sergio Perez. ' ' ' 
Saracens have bolstered their second-row options with the signing of Wallabies lock Will Skelton on a short-term deal. China Jerseys .Skelton will join the Aviva Premiership club with immediate effect, after an agreement was reached with the New South Wales Waratahs and Australian Rugby Union.The club has not specified the length of the 24-year-olds contract but his acquisition plugs the hole created by Allistair Hargreaves retirement in October.Were delighted to be able to bring a player of Wills calibre into the group, Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, said.?He is an immensely talented rugby player with vast experience for a 24-year-old tight-five forward.Its no secret that we have been running low on a few bodies in the second-row department but we made it very clear that we wouldnt compromise on quality when looking to add to our squad.In Will, we have a player who will certainly have an important role to play in our group over the next few months. Wholesale Jerseys Cheap . The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15. NFL Jerseys Supply . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. . -- Jaye Marie Green shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to increase her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA Tours qualifying tournament. IRVINE, Calif. -- Jaron Martin, Tommy Rutherford and Eyassu Worku scored 12 points apiece and UC Irvine cruised to an 80-53 win over Division III Pomona-Pitzer on Friday night.An 11-0 run midway through the first half put the lead in double figures and the Anteaters (5-5) cruised from there. It was 37-22 at the half.The Sagehens (2-4), shot 26 percent in the first half (7 of 27) while Irvine was making twice as many field goals, including five 3-pointers. Marrtin had all 12 of his points at the break. Cheap NFL Jerseys China. The Anteaters shot 53 percent in the second half and finished with a 34-12 advantage on inside points, outrebounding the Sagehens 41-31.All 12 UC Irvine players scored at least three points, and 11 had rebounds.Micah Elan had 12 points and Daniel Rosenbaum 10 for Pomona-Pitzer. ' ' ' 
Sri Lankas chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has placed the onus for avoiding injuries partially on the cricketers, upon the teams return from a difficult tour of the UK and Ireland. Cheap Shoes USA .Sri Lankas attack was significantly depleted by injury on their travels. Lasith Malinga and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay were ruled out before the squad was named, then Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera were forced to return during the early stages of the tour. Angelo Mathews was also unable to bowl during parts of the ODI series, and allrounder Milinda Siriwardana had suffered an ankle injury that made him unavailable for the third Test.Sri Lankas new high performance manager Simon Willis had said on Wednesday that injuries might be better avoided if squads were named early, and conditioning work undertaken before the tours begin. Jayasuriya, however, chose to focus on the players commitment, and suggested more accountability from the cricketers was necessary.Simon Willis is right in one sense, but my concern is that injuries have been happening for some time, Jayasuriya said. We also need the commitment from the players. You cant deny that also. Im saying that in front of the players. They have to come out of their comfort zone and train.No matter how much myself, Simon and Sri Lanka Cricket are committed, if the player isnt committed, you cant do it. Im not saying they are not committed - they are committed - but they need to do something different to come out and solve this issue.Sri Lankas fast-bowling stocks have been particularly vulnerable to injury over the past three years. Malinga is presently in the middle of a months-long injury layoff, Chameera has suffered a stress reaction that could see him out of action for as many as four months, and Prasad has now missed two entire Test series.There could be a lot of cricket for sure, Jayasuriya said. Then you have to pick the tour and say: I will be playing on this particular tour. If theres too much cricket, then the player has to say: Im not going to last long, and stay out. Then we can think of something else.Both Jayasuriya and Mathews said injuries had significantly hamstrung Sri Lanka during the recent tour, where the side suffered a 2-0 defeat in the Test series and lost the ODI series 3-0. Sri Lankas attack was especially ineffective against Englands top order during the limited-overs series.If we can get the same players playing through a series, there will be a difference, Jayasuriya said. Unlike when the tour started, by their fourth innings in the Tests, the batsmen were able to score 475. Thats because the same batting unit stayed together. But the bowlers break down from match to match. If we can stop that, we can get to a good place. In the end only Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal were left from the bowlers who started the tour, and even Lakmal, in the last match, had a knee injury.Jayasuriya also defended his committees selection of Ramith Rambukwella for the one-off T20, stating that Rambukwellas ability to clear the boundaries, and his offspin, had prompted his selection. Wholesale Fashion Shoes .875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippards deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. Cheap Shoes Free Shipping . Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. 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Of all the annoying and meaningless rituals associated with the NFL preseason, this ones my favorite: the annual parade of players proclaiming with 100 percent certainty, and for all the world to hear, that they are, without a doubt, in the Best Shape of their Lives.If youre also a connoisseur of football clichés, of exaggerated, unfounded and ultimately hollow declarations of elite fitness and impending greatness, it will come as no surprise that the biggest training camp BSer (Best Shape) of 2016 was none other than the Dallas Cowboys -- a team that prints money and is everyones surprise playoff pick for the 20th year in a row despite the fact that no one in Jerrys World has sniffed a Super Bowl in two decades.Way back in May, in fact,?Dez Bryant got the annual training camp platitude parade started early when he proclaimed: I am in the best shape that Ive ever been in just a few days after Dallas VP Stephen Jones mentioned that the teams All-Pro wideout might not have been in, ya know, his best shape last year. Then, just before camp opened, Dallas defensive back Orlando Scandrick, coming back from a major knee injury, got in on the action, claiming that, wouldnt-ya-know-it, he too is in the best shape of my life. A few days later, after an unflattering photo made Tony Romo look as if he had arrived at fat camp instead of football camp, Jones quickly declared with the utmost confidence that the pear-shaped Romo was -- wait for it -- in some of the best shape hes been in.Well, of course he is. And so is Terrell Suggs. Sure, hes 33 and playing on two surgically repaired Achilles tendons. But he recently cut out pizza, fried food and gefilte fish and, wham, is now ready to declare himself in the BSL (Best Shape of his Life). Brandon Marshall? Yep, BSL. Heck, even the doughy Jay Cutler is in the BSC ( ... of his Career) according to reports from camp, where, I bet, Cutler is also the happiest hes ever been, the most focused on winning hes ever been, the most confident in his supporting cast hes ever been, the most comfortable with the offensive scheme hes ever been, the closest hes ever been with his head coach, and the warmest, most humble and approachable hes ever been.After all this BS talk, we decided to investigate all the other Best Shape of my Life claims that were made this summer.Tim TebowBS Line: Im in the best shape Ive ever been in, Tebow declared at the end of July in yet another attempt to return to the NFL.BS Level: 10. Tebow -- the guy who is willing to do anything on earth to make his QB dreams come true (except, ya know, go play in the CFL) -- was so confident in his life-altering conditioning that shortly after this statement he quit football altogether to pursue a baseball career.Knile DavisBS Line: He came back in the best shape of his life, said Chiefs special-teams coach Dave Toub at the start of camp.BS Level: 3. Seems legit, at least to Toub, who added: The conditioning test, I think he was first out of all of those guys. Hes lean, hes ready to go, hes focused and hes ready to compete.LeVeon BellBS Line: Im in the best shape Ive ever been in, Bell declared on his Facebook page this summer.BS Level: 0. Uh, have you seen the workout videos the Steelers running back posted? A few examples: here, here and here. Have you seen him run during camp? But last year, the 244-pound Bell posted a medical report that listed his body fat as 2.9 percent. Now, who actually believes hes in better shape this season? Well, me for one.Rob GronkowskiBS Line: This is actually the best shape Ive been in for the beginning of camp for the first five days, Gronk told Sirius Radio during camp.BS Level: 8. The proof Gronk used to back up his claim? He really got intense and super-focused with his training for the entire two weeks before camp opened.Darren SprolesBS Line: Enters his 11th NFL season feeling in the best shape he has in some time, stated a recent CBS report in Philadelphia.BS Level: 6. The 33-year-old Tank says he dropped his body fat but kept his weight the same, in part, by cutting out candy. Id give this a higher BS Level, but the wording leaves it unclear whether this is the best Sproles has felt in the past 11 years or the past 11 hours. ?NaVorro BowmanBS Line: Chip Kelly will make the 49ers the best in-shape team in the NFL, Bowman told the NFL Network this offseason.BS Level: 9. Sorry, but Chip Kelly doesnt look as if he has jogged around anything but a buffet table. Although I do give Bowman credit for expanding the boundaries of this camp cliché to an entire team.Anthony DavisBS Line: Im in the best shape Ive ever seen, the 49ers tackle said after his first practice since 2014.BS Level: 6. After a year of retirement, hes down 35 pounds and, remember, he iis on the best in-shape team in the NFL. Discount Shoes Online. Jameis WinstonBS Line: Just having the opportunity to get in shape, with this being my first [NFL] offseason, was very important to me, Winston said this offseason. ?BS Level: 2. The Buccaneers QB showed up to camp 20 pounds lighter and without the doughy dad midsection that went viral before the draft.Aaron RodgersBS Line: I would say this is the best shape Ive seen him in, coach Mike McCarthy said at the start of camp.BS Level: 3. Rodgers reported at 218 pounds, his lightest since his rookie season and well below the 230 pounds he has sometimes carried. And the Packers QB did it while eliminating dairy from his diet, no easy task when you play in Wisconsin.Jaelen StrongBS Line: This is probably the best shape Ive been in, the Texans wideout told reporters at the start of camp after wowing the not-easily-wowed Bill OBrien.BS Level: 1. Strong reported 33 pounds lighter than he did as a rookie.Terrance WestBS Line: I would say hes in the best shape of his life, Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters about his running back in June.BS Level: 7. This is the same coach who says his players are like family to him, right before running them through an extra unsanctioned practice in pads.Kyle Van NoyBS Line: The Detroit linebacker is in the best shape of his professional career, the Lions team website reported, a statement backed up by coach Jim Caldwell.BS Level: 6. Saying hes in the best shape of his professional career doesnt really mean much. He was injured as a rookie and played 7.6 percent of the teams snaps last year.Todd GurleyBS Line: Hes in great shape right now, said Rams coach Jeff Fisher.BS Level: 8. Of course one of the games best RBs is in great shape. This statement from Fisher means almost as much as when he vowed not to go f---ing 7-9 again at the start of camp after, ya know, six straight non-winning seasons.C.J. AndersonBS Line: His conditioning level is the best Ive seen it since Ive been here, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says of the now 217-pound back. I also saw a report that says Anderson is in the best camp-opening shape of his career, in an effort to become more of an every-down back.BS Level: 6. It makes me suspicious when a guy credits the heat in Houston for his newfound physique. I mean: Vince Wilfork lives in Houston.Adrian PetersonBS Line: Asked by the Pioneer Press whether hes perhaps in the top shape of his career, the Vikings RB replied, Ill say that.BS Level: 4. If theres one player who can reverse the trend of a running backs production dramatically declining after the age of 30, its Peterson. ?Branden AlbertBS Line: Right now Im in the best shape Ive been in a long time, the Dolphins left tackle told reporters in May after the team drafted a tackle in the first round.BS Level: 4. Albert has worked hard to come back from knee surgery; they moved that rookie to guard; and, really, who doesnt love the fact that an offensive lineman can be considered svelte at 313 pounds?Ray RiceBS Line: Im happy. Im in the best shape of my life, and I know if it doesnt happen this year its probably something I have to deal with, the former starting running back told in July.BS Level: 2. I wholeheartedly believe Rices assessment of his physical condition, and at 29, he might still be able to help a team. But Rice also acknowledged that hes mostly training for life at this point, which is probably a smart move on his part.Orlando FranklinBS Line: The big thing for me was to be in the best shape of my life this year, Franklin told San Diegos KLSD.BS Level: 8. Just before saying this, the Chargers O-lineman admitted hes been hurt, heavy and not all that flexible in the past.Jordan PoyerBS Line: Feel good, feel great, probably the best shape Ive ever been in, the Browns DB told reporters in camp after explaining hes gained about 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason.BS Level: 1. Although most of these BS declarations are wild speculation, this one is a scientific fact, thanks to the Browns new commitment to sports science and wellness. This includes players logging into terminals all over the facility to record everything from bench-press numbers to increases in REM sleep, which typically skyrockets for Browns fans at the start of every fourth quarter.Von MillerBS Line: I havent been in shape like this since coming out of college, the Super Bowl MVP told reporters at the start of camp after a jam-packed offseason spent away from the facility.BS Level: 8. Dancing With the Stars is a vigorous workout, Im sure, but, uh, Von already said he was in the best shape of his life -- in 2013. ' ' ' 
Sidney Crosby collided with a Pittsburgh Penguins teammate last Friday at practice and thought nothing of it. Howie Kendrick Jersey . Just one of those things.When the two-time MVP woke up Saturday, though, the headache he experienced felt familiar and he was hardly surprised by the concussion diagnosis that will keep the Penguins captain out indefinitely.Its well-worn territory to be sure for a player who missed the better parts of two seasons following a blindside hit to the head in January 2011.That doesnt mean, however, that what Crosbys dealing with now will linger as long -- or as frustratingly -- as those interminable two years when he wondered when hed get right.If anything, what he endured then will only help him going forward.I think going through it, you understand the process and I think that progress is a good thing, he said.Crosby felt good enough on Tuesday to spend nearly an hour on the ice skating alongside injured teammates Bryan Rust and Matt Murray, but he declined to set any sort of timeline on when he may return.Call it the residue from the aftermath of the hit by Washingtons David Steckel during the 2011 Winter Classic that forced Crosby to hit pause on his spectacular career.I just go day by day, Crosby said. You dont look too far ahead.Both Crosby and the team declined to get into specifics about what exactly happened, though he insisted the injury is a result of getting tangled with a teammate at practice and not something that occurred during the recently completed World Cup of Hockey. Crosby was the tournaments MVP after leading Canada to gold.Im not making this up, Crosby said. It was pretty clear I think.Crosby will remain in the concussion protocol for now, a series of procedures he knows well, ones that continue to evolve as more research comes to light.Weve learned so much in a short period of time, Crosby said. I think theres a really good structure in place on how to get back and that kind of thing. I feel confident and comfortable with everything.The Penguins open the season Thursday night at home against Washington and during a pregame ceremony will raise the banner for the franchises fourth Stanley Cup title. Crosby almost certainly will be out of the lineup, but he harbors no concerns about how this latest head injury will affect him in the long term.(Concussions) happen, he said. They happen in a lot of different sports and guys have multiple concussions and theyre fine. Just have to treat them the right way and make sure they handle it right and youre honest. Like I said, Im comfortable and confident that things will be OK.The timing is eerie when it comes to the level of Crosbys play. He was leading the NHL in scoring and in the middle of perhaps the best hockey of his career in 2011. This time, hes coming off a stretch in which he captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP while leading the Penguins to a title and backed it up with a sublime performance in the World Cup.Thats the first thing I thought when I saw the headline, said Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma, who coached Crosby in Pittsburgh from 2009-14. Id like to compete against him and beat him, no question. But at the same time, I hope hes able to get back to playing, and get back to playing the way he can.Crosby, a notorious workaholic, needs hockey. Theres little doubt the NHL needs him.You want the top players in the game, said Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen, a former teammate in Pittsburgh. Thats best for everybody. When everyones best players are in the game, thats what everyone wants to see. But most importantly for the individual, you just hope that its nothing serious.The Penguins have been able to survive without Crosby in the lineup, at least during the regular season. Evgeni Malkin won the Hart Trophy (MVP) and the Art Ross Trophy (leading scorer) after the 2011-12 season, a year in which Crosby was limited to 22 games as he continued to battle concussion-like symptoms.We know how we can play better with Sid, but we can play better without him, too, Malkin said. We have great teammates and great leadership group here.And a core that is only too aware of the toll concussions can take. Defenseman Kris Letang has dealt with multiple concussions during his career, and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury suffered one late in the regular season that kept him out so long his job was eventually taken by rookie Matt Murray, who helped guide the Penguins to the Cup.As encouraging as it was to see Crosby in the dressing room on Tuesday, the Penguins are taking nothing for granted.It makes your mind think maybe hes close, but these types of things are on their own timeline and no one compares to somebody else, forward Chris Kunitz said. The good thing is he understands what hes going through, and hell be the best one to be able to come back from it.Game notes The Penguins claimed goaltender Mike Condon off waivers on Tuesday and assigned Tristan Jarry to their AHL affiliate. 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He walked to the area behind third base, leaned down and grabbed a handful of dirt.Baseballs most notorious star of the last two decades then headed back to the dugout after a Yankee Stadium finale Friday night that included a pregame ceremony punctuated by thunderclaps and cut short by a downpour, a first-inning RBI double and a surprising ninth-inning return to third base.A sellout crowd of 46,459 gave him standing ovations and chanted his name, admiration and perhaps even affection coming out after more than a decade of trouble and tension.Ive given these fans a lot of headaches over the years and Ive disappointed a lot of people, he said after the 6-3 victory over Tampa Bay, his voice sounding hoarse over the public-address system in one of baseballs most unusual farewells. But like Ive always said, you dont have to be defined by your mistakes. How you come back matters, too, and thats what New Yorks all about.He will be cut Saturday by a Yankees team pivoting to youth. The 41-year-old designated hitter isnt sure whether he will play again.A-Rod drove a 96 mph fastball from Chris Archer into the right-center field gap in the first inning, ending an 0-for-11 slide. Rodriguez then grounded out, struck out and bounced out again on the first pitch in his last at-bat. The 1-for-4 night left him with a .200 average, nine homers and 31 RBI in his 12th and final Yankees season.With the sellout crowd of 46,459 chanting We want A-Rod! Yankees manager Joe Girardi sent him to third base for the first time in 15 months at the start of the ninth inning as the organist played Thanks for Memory.Rodriguez had criticized Girardi for benching him for most of the past month.If this is the last time he plays, Girardi said softly, pausing for 10 seconds and sniffling as his voice cracked and his eyes teared, I wanted it to be something he never forgot.Girardi offered to leave him in the field for two outs, but Rodriguez opted to leave after Mikie Mahtooks leadoff strikeout. Fans applauded, many of whom never warmed to a player who in 2009 admitted using performance-enhancing drugs, then served a yearlong drug suspension in 2014.Rodriguez raised his cap and an arm before walking into the dugout, sitting down and holding a white towel to his face as he tried to hold back tears.`With all that Ive been through, and for them to show up on a night like tonight and show me that type of love is something that Ill never forget. It was overwhelming, he said during a news conference, perfectly coifed in a gray suit and silver necktie.Dark clouds rolled in from the northwest as his ceremony began. Rodriguezs family was on the field and public address announcer Paul Olden said: Alex, you spent 12 of your 22 seasons with the Yankees when a loud thunderclap shook the ballpark, as if cued by a film director.Rain started to fall during a video message from Lou Piniella, Rodriguezs first big league manager, and the festivities ended awkwardly after 10 minutes when a downpour began.Ten minutes later, the clouds started to clear, symbolic of A-Rods time in New York, and a rainbow came out shortly before the first pitch.It was certtainly like Biblical. Trea Turner Jersey. Did you hear the thunder crackle? he said. You cant make that up. I guess we went out with a bang.With the Bleacher Creatures chanting his name during the traditional roll call and the rest of the fans joining in, Rodriguez raised his cap toward them from the dugout.Fans gave him a 30-second ovation when he walked up to the plate in the bottom half and stood and took photos and videos during his at-bats. Rodriguez clapped as he came out of the batters box and pumped both arms in triumph as he reached second base without a throw.Take it easy on the old man, Rodriguez told the 27-year-old Archer before the game.Starlin Castro had four RBI for the Yankees, hitting a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth off Archer (6-16) that gave CC Sabathia (7-9) his second win since mid-June.Rodriguez had slept late, ate his egg whites, stretched and took one final trip to the ballpark as a New York player.The last time I drive up Broadway and through Harlem and through the neighborhoods that have brought so much comfort to me, he said.In a 4-for-47 funk, Rodriguez started for just the third time in 19 games, the 2,784th and perhaps final regular-season appearance in a career that started with Seattle in 1994, moved on to Texas in 2001 and then New York three years later. Admitting to plenty of errors in a life that has included the 2009 World Series title, a divorce, celebrity girlfriends, high-stakes poker games and what seemed to be as many photos on tabloid fronts as backs, he leaves without establishing his own era. Rodriguez was a supporting actor in the Derek Jeter-Mariano Rivera epoch, and when the stars left the cast he could not carry the show.He has 696 home runs, fourth on the career list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714). But owner Hal Steinbrenner told him on Aug. 3 the end was at hand, and Rodriguez said last Sunday he had accepted an offer to play one final home game and then become a team adviser through 2017, tasked with mentoring young players.With all my screw-ups and how badly I acted, the fact that Im walking out the door, Hal wants me as part of the family, thats hitting 800 home runs for me, Rodriguez said.New York will owe him $7,103,825 for the rest of this year and $20 million for next, the final season of his $275 million, 10-year contract.Having seen his lights go down on Broadway, is Miami 2017 in his future?He has not said he is retiring.Im going to need a long nap and recover and I want to see where life takes me, he said, but right now I think I value wearing this uniform, and for me the Yankees pinstripes is enough.A 14-time All-Star and three-time AL MVP, A-Rod has a .295 batting average, 3,115 hits and his 2,086 RBI, second to Aarons 2,297 since RBI became an official statistic. Earlier this week in Boston, as A-Rod watched the offensive exploits of 23-year-old teammate Gary Sanchez, a realization dawned.I cant do that anymore, Rodriguez remembered telling him. And I was happy about it. Im at peace.UP NEXTRHP Masahiro Tanaka (8-4) starts Saturday for the Yankees, who hold a reunion of their 1996 champions, and RHP Matt Andriese (6-3) for the Rays. ' ' ' 
The top five teams in the polls at the midway point of the season: Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Michigan, Washington. Cheap Nike Shoes Online .The top five in the AP poll released Sunday: Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Washington, Michigan.Glad we got that straightened out.If you are looking for the college football world to be topsy-turvy, you have to look below the top five. The top 12 at the midway point of the season included No. 6 Texas A&M, 2-4 in the second half of the season; No. 9 Tennessee, 3-3 in the second half; No. 10 Nebraska, 4-3 in the second half; No. 11 Baylor, 1-5 in the second half; and No. 12 Ole Miss, 2-5 in the second half and in last place in the SEC West.They are the reverse images of Penn State, Colorado, Oklahoma State and No. 12 USC, none of whom were ranked at the midway point. Its better to finish fast than start fast. And in the case of the top five, its best to do both.1. The College Football Playoff Selection Committee sure could use an upset in Orlando or Santa Clara. It would be a lot easier to leave out Virginia Tech or Colorado than it would be to leave out one of the three Big Ten teams remaining in the playoff picture. I include Ohio State among the what-ifs, because until we see the committee actually take a one-loss team that didnt win its conference championship, we dont know how much weight such a team carries. The Buckeyes have earned a berth in the playoff. But it would help their case if Oklahoma wins Bedlam on Saturday to win the Big 12 title.2. Texas brings in a young coach with ties to the university: Tom Herman, the 41-year-old former Longhorn GA? Or the 39-year-old Fred Akers, the longtime offensive coordinator under Darrell Royal who returned after two seasons as head coach at Wyoming to replace Royal in 1977? The hiring of Akers roiled the fan base, which wanted Royals defensive coordinator, Mike Campbell. The Orangebloods never gave Akers the benefit of the doubt, even when he led the Longhorns to the brink of national titles in 1977 and 1983. Akers was fired in 1986 after his only losing record (5-6) in 10 seasons. Herman, the object of Longhorn ardor all season, wont have Akers issues with the fans.3. It remains one of the mysteries of the college football universe that Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, an offensive innovator in the modern game, would have such a bare cupboard at quarterback. He harnessed the wondrous talents of Cam Newton. He took Nick Marshall, whom Mark Richt decided should play cornerback at Georgia, and turned him into the quarterback who nearly led Auburn to the 2013 BCS championship. Since Marshall left two years ago, the Tigers are 15-10 overall, 7-9 in the SEC. Sean White has been competent when healthy, which didnt include November. How did Auburn get into this fix?4. Stanford junior Christian McCaffrey went from left behind at midseason to once again leading the FBS in all-purpose yards, with 2,327. McCaffrey missed one game because of injury this season and he wont play in the Pac-12 championship game, so the NCAA record of 3,864 yards he set in 14 games last season is safe. While he cant control when he gets hurt or when he plays which team, McCaffreys stats this season are loaded with empty calories. He gained nearly half (1,047 yards) of his 2016 output in November, when Stanford played Oregon, Cal and Rice, three of the worst defenses in the FBS.5. While McCaffreys numbers are very good, and Baker Mayfields and?Deshaun Watsons numbers are better than they were a year ago, its hard to see how any of them are gaining enough traction in the Heisman race to chase down Lamar Jackson. The Louisville sophomore had a raggedy finish, with three of his four worst QBR games to close the season. But Jacksons numbers in the first nine games of the season were so good that its hard to imagine what anyone could do Saturday to catch him. The fact that hes not playing leaves a window open. But its an awfully small window.6. Heres a piece of bar bet trivia for you. Minnesota has won more AP national championships (four) than Florida State (three), Texas (three) and Michigan (two). The Gophers won in 1936, 1940, 1941 and 1960, and it has been a rough 56 seasons since. But to give you another idea of how dominant Minnesota once was, look at its rivalry with Wisconsin for the Paul Bunyan Axe. The Badgers won the Axe on Saturday for the 13th consecutive season. That victory drew the Badgers even with the Gophers in the rivalry 59-59-8. The rivalry was last tied in 1901, at six victories apiece. Wisconsin has never led.7. Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt defended head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is 24-26 in four seasons at his alma mater. Mark Helfrich is 37-16 at Oregon over the same four seasons and hanging onto his job by the web in his feet. Texas Tech might not want to buy out Kingsbury, but it says here that patience remains a virtue. Kingsbury simply must put more effort into shoring up a defense that been epically poor during his tenure. The Red Raiders have allowed more than 500 yards and 41 points per game in each of the past three seasons. Authentic Shoes Cheap .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Cheap Shoes Free Shipping .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at Boston Strong - a citys recovery from tragedy. . 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. Under Armour celebrated its 20th anniversary Thursday night by unveiling some new college football uniforms, including two that had been highly anticipated: Notre Dames latest Shamrock Series design and the apparel outfitters first uniform under its new contract with Wisconsin.In one case, Under Armours designers may have done too little. In the other, they definitely did too much.Lets start with Wisconsin. Fans who thought the team might get one of Under Armours extreme makeovers will be relieved (or, depending on ones point of view, disappointed) to learn that the Badgers will still look like, well, the Badgers. At a glance, the biggest changes are the number font and the addition of the schools motion-W logo to the jerseys chest.In addition, a series of arrows have been incorporated into the striping on the jersey sleeves, pants, and helmet, symbolizing the programs new slogan, Forever Forward, which was inspired by the Wisconsin state motto, Forward.Overall: a slight downgrade. The new number font is too cartoonish, the arrows are too gimmicky (especially since some of them are pointing up, not forward, which doesnt match the program or state motto), and it all feels like change for changes sake, as if Under Armour said, This is our first uniform for you, you have to let us redesign something, and Wisconsin responded, Eh, OK, but only if its really small. The Badgers will still be a good-looking team this fall, but not quite as sharp as last year under Adidas.Then again, the Wisconsin uniform looks like a masterpiece compared to Notre Dames latest Shamrock Series design, which the Fighting Irish will unfortunately wear on Nov. 12 while facing Army at the Alamodome in San Antonio.By now everyone understands the basic idea behind the Shamrock Series uniforms: The Irish normally wear one of college footballs most conservative, traditional designs, so for one game each year they get to cut loose and wear some sort of wacky superhero costume. Shoes From China Online. Its like the premise behind the Purge movie series -- an annual day of mayhem, just to take the edge off.If you like that approach, youll love this years Shamrock Series uniform. Since the opposing team is Army, the Irish are wearing olive instead of their usual shade of green. Unfortunately, this color really puts the drab in olive drab -- sort of a down-on-your-luck of the Irish.As is typical for this type of uniform, there are lots of details that seem geared more toward a news conference than a football game. The helmets and sleeves, for example, feature an archway with a God, Country, Notre Dame inscription, which can be found at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the Notre Dame campus. Take a good look at them now, because theyll probably be reduced to a blur when youre watching the game.This type of uniform almost resists critique because its not really intended to be a uniform -- its intended to create the feel of a comic book, or even a movie. If thats your thing, then by all means, reach for the popcorn. If not, well, the Irish will be wearing their regular uniforms for their other 12 games.Paul Lukas writes about uniforms for If you liked this column, youll probably like his Uni Watch Blog, plus you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Want to learn about his Uni Watch Membership Program, be added to his mailing list so youll always know when a new column has been posted or just ask him a question? Contact him here. ' ' ' 
Pakistan will send a team to the World Twenty20 in India after receiving security assurances from New Delhi. Air Force 1 Rebajas . Pakistan had been due to fly out on Wednesday, but their departure was put on hold by the government over security concerns, with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan demanding a public guarantee from the Indian government before giving the side the go-ahead to compete. Those assurances look to have been given, with senior Pakistan Cricket Board official Najam Sethi confirming: Chaudhry Nisar (Ali Khan) has given permission to Pakistans team to play in India. Members of a Pakistani security team arrive at an Indian cricket stadium in Dharamsala to conduct a security assessment We received communication from the ICC (International Cricket Council) and BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). We received a letter from the Chief Minister of Bengal and the police chief.An hour ago our High Commissioner Abdul Basit met the Indian Secretary and the assurances were given.They are due to play their first match at Eden Gardens on March 16 against a qualifier before taking on their arch-rivals at the same venue three days later.The ICC agreed on Wednesday to switch the Group Two match from Dharamsala for security reasons.Diplomatic tensions have meant that the two teams have not played any bilateral series for more than three years, and their rivalry is restricted to multi-national tournaments such as the World T20.Sky Sports is the only place you can watch all 35 games in 27 days of the 2016 ICC World T20, with Englands first game against the West Indies live on Sky Sports 2 from 1.30pm on Wednesday 16th March. Or watch from £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV. 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A little over a week ago, the New York Islanders were enjoying their best stretch of the season and appeared to be possibly on their way to curing some things that ailed them in the first two months of a disappointing start.Sub-par play has returned for the Islanders, who will look to snap a four-game losing streak Sunday night when they host the Ottawa Senators.New York is 11-13-6 and its 28 points are the fewest in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders reached their position by going 6-10-4 through their first 20 games, a stretch that featured eight one-goal losses.Following a 3-2 loss at San Jose on Nov. 25, the Islanders went 5-0-1 from Nov. 28 through Dec. 8. The Islanders were a period away from possibly getting a point Dec. 10 in Columbus but gave up four goals in a span of 12-plus minutes during the third period of a 6-2 loss.That was followed by a 4-2 loss to Washington Tuesday, a 5-4 loss to Chicago Thursday and Fridays 3-2 overtime defeat at Buffalo. In each game during this streak, New York has held a lead at some point and scored the games first goal.On Friday, Ryan Strome scored the first goal and Alan Quine netted a power-play goal for a 2-1 lead going into the third period.Its just frustrating, Strome said after the Islanders scored the first goal for the 10th time in 11 games. We play a good 40 minutes and the third period we kind of seem flat. Its kind of been the downfall of our team a little bit this year, our third periods and finding ways to win.In third periods this season, the Islanders have given up 35 goals, nearly half their total from last season when the team had 100 points and won a playoff series for the first time since 1993. New York has given up six power-play goals in the third period and 14 in the last five minutes of regulation.So many games weve been tied or had the lead going into the third, New York center Shane Prince said. Weve got to find a way to cllose it out. Air Force 1 Baratas España. Ottawa has hit a rough patch in recent weeks by going 3-4-2 in its nine games starting with a 5-4 loss to Buffalo on Nov. 29. Before this slump, the Senators were 8-4-2 in their previous 14 contests.In this stretch, Ottawa has dropped three one-goal games, dropping its record to 9-2-3.The Senators nearly played another one-goal game Saturday in a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Zach Smith scored an empty-net goal after Derrick Brassard and Bobby Ryan scored in the first two periods.Mike Condon made 29 saves and the defenders in front of him blocked 18 shots with most coming in a six-shot third period for New Jersey.Winning teams, thats what theyre able to do, Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. I like that twice we took away back doors, which has hurt us lately. I really like that we had a back door, box up mentality.Ottawa will play without third leading-scorer Mike Hoffman. Hoffman is serving the final game of his two-game suspension for cross-checking San Joses Logan Couture to the head on Wednesday.Smith replaced Hoffman on the top line with Brassard and Stone. He also had an assist as the line produced four points.My game doesnt change, but when you move up with guys like that, there is an obligation to put up points, Smith said. Im just glad we found a way to contribute.The Senators will hope for another night of key contributions without Hoffman, especially since after their first visit to Brooklyn, their next three games are against the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers.The Islanders are 7-4-1 in the last 12 meetings with Ottawa. Erik Karlsson scored the game-winner in overtime in Ottawa on Dec. 5, 2015 while New York had a pair of three-goal periods in its two home wins over the Senators on Jan. 22 and March 23. ' ' ' 
Brathwaites shoddy techniqueOn an overcast morning, Kraigg Brathwaite weathered a testing opening spell from Sri Lankas seamers. Venta De Zapatillas Vans Old Skool . All his hardwork came undone with sloppy technique, not against the new balls but while running. He patted a length delivery to mid-on, judged a run well and immediately set off. However, instead of sliding the bat in, he plonked it in the turf on the adjacent pitch. The bat jarred and bounced back up. Nuwan Kulasekara ran in, picked the ball with his right hand and threw the stumps down at the bowlers end. Brathwaites feet and bat were in the air, ending an innings that showed promise.Juggle, catch, juggle, dropRovman Powells debut ODI innings was laden with boundaries on the leg side, a result of a strong bottom hand. In the 44th over, he failed to get underneath one such bottom-handed flick off Suranga Lakmal. The ball skewed off the inside half of the bat and carried to deep midwickets right. The fielder, Shehan Jayasuriya, moved nimbly and looked set to take a comfortable catch at chest height. The ball, however, bounced out off his palm and lobbed back up. Panicking, Jayasuriya grabbed at a simple parry and juggled it up again. Still panicking, he grasped at it, but the ball had had enough of Jayasuriya and dropped by his feet.Kulasekaras two plus twoNot many fast bowlers are stationed at midwicket. Kulasekara was and he showed why. In the 47th over, Jason Holder nudged a ball to short midwicket and set off for one. He was slow to start, but picked up pace as Kulasekara swooped in on the ball. He picked up cleanly, turned quickly and released the ball all in one swift motion to hit the base of the stumps at the bowlers end. Even a tall Holder was more than a foot short. Kulasekara took two wickets with the ball and in the field.Harares helpWest Indies defended 227 on the back of some accurate bowling, but were also abetted along the way by a Harare surface that got gradually harder to score on. Ashley Nurse, in the 22nd over of the chase, pitched an innocuous-looking offbreak on leg stump. But the ball spun and bounced on Upul Tharanga, who had shaped to flick, and bobbled up off the leading edge, and Nurse claimed a simple return catch.Carlos Brathwaite, too, realised success lay in using the conditions. He repeatedly used offcutters, banging them in the middle of the pitch. Jayasuriya, batting on 31 in the 41st over, was too early into a nudge and a leading edge was snaffled up at midwicket. Vans Old Skool En Oferta . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. Vans Old Skool España . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. Railway StakesWith Group I racing in the eastern states done for another year, attention now turns to the west. The Railway Stakes is the traditional kickstarter of the Ascot carnival, and this year the 1600m handicap presents quite the poser for punters.Its always hard to line up form from one side of the country to the other, but thats what we must do when filtering through the chances for this event.The key local hopes look to be Perfect Reflection, Disposition and Tradesman, the 1-2-3 in the Lee Steere Stakes a fortnight ago.Of that trio I would lean towards Perfect Reflection as she will improve again third-up, draws well and is the chosen mount of gun Perth hoop, William Pike. Tradesman should certainly be respected back in a handicap off his WFA placing, but Disposition, as classy as he is, has drawn off the track and is yet to prove that 1600m is his go.The latter sentiment also applies to Rageese, who nevertheless leads the interstate charge following his impressive win at Flemington. Asking the entire to show he stays a mile in Group I class is a big ask, however.Good Project, last years winner, returns with just 2kg more to carry, but this field is much tougher and the better of Chris Wallers two entries is Mackintosh. Just fourth-up here, he ran well in a hot Cantala Stakes and is a definite winning chance. Nor should He Or She be underestimated at odds; the former WA star returns home and boasts some ripping old form at Ascot.Recommended bet: Perfect Reflection to win @ $5 with UBET but save with a boxed exacta Nos. 4, 6 & 7.Ballarat CupA highly competitive edition of the Ballarat Cup, which as usual brings together a mix of campaigners: some at the end of their spring journey, others in the first flushes of their summer sojourn.Six contestants are backing up from Saturdays Group III Eclipse Stakes, including the winner Turnitaround, third placegetter Lidari and the beaten favourite Cool Chap.All three hold chances again, and its an illustration of just how open this race is that Cool Chap is holding sway as market elect at $7 with UBET.But if Cool Chap is rated such a good hope, so too must be another at almost double the quote: Scherzoso.The Tony McEvoy-trained gelding has come back in good order, first-up finishing not far behind Railway Stakes hope, Rageese, before placing at Flemington on Oaks day.Scherzoso finished two lengths behind Cool Chap that day and meets him 3.5kg better for that defeat. That weight pull, along with added fitness third-up, should see him reverse order with the favourite and figure somewhere in the money.But, as stated, its a race of many chances, and punters could do worse than look at comeback gallopers Puccini and Lord Van Percy if considering multiples or each-way savers.Recommended bet: Scherzoso each-way @ $13 with UBET.Best BetRosehill Race 7, No.5 Religify @ $3.50 with UBETPunters have every right to desert this fellow after his costly last-start defeat at Canterbury, where he was rolled as a $1.60 favourite.But, as painful as that reverse was - and, for some, still is - followers would be well advised to keep the faith.Religify missed the kick at Canterbury and had to be pushed along to lead, where he was pestered senseleess by another runner. Vans Old Skool Baratas España. The geldings effort to run second was actually full of merit, and shows he remains in excellent form.Everything on Saturday suits: firm going, 1400m, a track where hes won four from eight. Even the wide draw might be OK - if Religify is tardy again (which is unlikely), Kerrin McEvoy will have time and space to cross a field not blessed with much pace.Itll take the very committed, or the very forgiving, to stick solid. But those who do could well be rewarded.Over the oddsRosehill Race 9, No.13 Salmanazar @ $4 with UBETLeading Queensland trainer Tony Gollan hasnt yet made a mark in Sydney through his satellite stable at Rosehill, but its only a matter of time until he does.The horse to put Gollan on the map south of the border could be Salmanazar. The lightly raced four-year-old showed plenty in his second prep, progressing from a Toowoomba maiden to a narrow defeat in Stakes grade during the Brisbane winter carnival, where he beat home the well-regarded Tsaritsa.Salmanazar trialled the house down at Rosehill earlier this month and, from a good draw, looks primed to run a big race fresh. Can see him being backed and will be hard to beat.Eagle Farm Race 7, No.3 Coolring @ $4.60 with UBETBjorn Baker has a tidy record when whisking his gallopers off to Queensland, and Coolring can enhance the trainers record in that state at Eagle Farm on Saturday.Coolring improved markedly second-up to finish on the heels of the placegetters at Randwick, and just one length behind the smart winner Kaepernick.That form is good enough to be winning this race, and the Sebring gelding maps well just behind what should be a solid tempo. Will be hard to hold out.Lay of the dayRosehill Race 5, No.1 Kuro @ $6 with UBETNot the longest-priced lay in history, but this one can safely be discounted as a winning hope at single-figure odds.Ran OK first-up at Canterbury, but had every chance from the front and was still mowed down by Grunderzeit. Its worth noting, too, that Kuros second-up form isnt as flash as his first-up record.Its now 559 days since the gelding last tasted success. Under a big weight in a race of good speed, that number is about to be 560.Under the oddsBallarat Race 1, No.2 Cheeky Babe @ $3.10 with UBETBookmakers are a bit cheeky posting this one as favourite for Ballarats opener given, on the point of weights alone, she simply cannot win.Cheeky Babe beat Entrancing by half a length at Moonee Valley last start and now meets that rival 2.5kg worse off. While its dangerous to get too carried away with weights and measures, Cheeky Babe had much the better run at the Valley and, well, that weight swing is very hard to ignore!Throw in other live chances in the shape of Diamond Baroness and Go Down, and Cheeky Babe is huge unders at the present quote.Multi of the weekendRosehill Race 4, No.1 Herenes Oak - PLACE @ $3.60Rosehill Race 7, No.1 Religify - PLACE @ $1.63Rosehill Race 9, No.13 Salmanazar - PLACE @ $1.75Eagle Farm Race 7, No.3 Coolring - PLACE @ $1.85Ballarat Race 8, No.15 Scherzoso - PLACE @ $4Multi price: $75.99 with UBET ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- John Lackey was ornery and fired up, just what the Cubs needed from their veteran right-hander to keep rolling. Discount Vans Shoes .Lackey outpitched friend and former teammate Jered Weaver, Kris Bryant hit his 28th home run and Chicago beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 Tuesday night for its eighth straight victory.Willson Contreras also homered and Ben Zobrist added an RBI double for the major league-leading Cubs, who won their 70th game and moved a season-high 29 over .500.Kole Calhoun homered on Lackeys third pitch, but the former Angels right-hander later retired 12 straight. Lackey (9-7) allowed three hits over eight innings, and all six of his strikeouts were looking.Hes not going to be out there smiling all the time and hes going to be upset with umpires and hes going to be upset with his manager, said Cubs skipper Joe Maddon, who was with the Angels when Lackey started his career in 2002. Hes going to be upset with teammates on occasion. But thats just who he is, and when you know that, its OK. Because you love having him on your team.Weaver (8-9) gave up four earned runs and another one that was unearned when he dropped a throw to first base for an error during the Angels fifth straight loss.Bryant homered over the left-field bleachers in the fifth, giving Lackey more than enough cushion. Pedro Strop pitched a perfect ninth to finish the three-hitter.I thought he had an exceptional slider tonight and a really good changeup, Maddon said about Lackey.The matchup of veteran right-handers was as one-sided as their teams seasons in the opener of Chicagos 10-game homestand.The 37-year-old Lackey and 33-year-old Weaver were teammates a decade ago with the Angels. They had split their previous two meetings when Lackey pitched for Boston.This was the first time they batted against each other.Its a little strange when he gets in the box, for sure, because were good buddies, Lackey said.Calhoun struck first, sending Lackeys 1-0 pitch into the left-field bleachers for his first homer since June 25. Contreras tied it with a shot to left-center in the third.Weaver had the Cubs off balance early with his 83 mph fastball and 70 mph curve. But Chicago started to pounce the second time through the order, with Anthony Rizzo doubling in a two-run fourth and again in a two-run fifth.The second hit came after Bryant sent Weavers slider onto Waveland Avenue.Its one of those lineups where you cant really breathe while youre out there. Theres no leeway, Weaver said. I grinded and tried to get some outs and some things didnt go my way towards the end.Weaver allowed eight hits in five innings.Its still a little weird because I root for him when hes not facing us, Lackey said. Hes a good friend. I really respect the way hes still competing and still getting after it with stuff thats a little less than he used to have. But hes still grinding, still trying to help his club win.TRAINERS ROOMAngels: C Geovany Soto (knee) was activated off the 15-day disabled list after the game and is expected to start Wednesday. C Carlos Perez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake. . New closer Cam Bedrosian was placed on the 15-day DL with tendinitis in his right middle finger. RHP A.J. Achter was called up from Triple-A. . 1B C.J. Cron (hand) plans to take live batting practice in Arizona this week. . RHP Nick Tropeano will undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday in Los Angeles.Cubs: Relief pitcher Hector Rondon (triceps) was unavailable. Its not an issue. I feel a little tired, Rondon said. . Jorge Soler started in left field for the first time since June 6 following a hamstring injury and three games as the DH last weekend. He went 2 for 4.CALL REVERSEDThe Cubs Dexter Fowler was ruled out after 3B Yunel Escobar had a foul pop knocked out of his glove by a fan in the fifth. Umpires initially ruled it no play before huddling and changing the call without a replay review.HEYWARDS CATCHCubs OF Jason Heyward made a headfirst, snow-cone grab of pinch-hitter Johnny Giavotellas fly to shallow right in the eighth.UP NEXTThe series concludes Wednesday night with Cubs RHP Jason Hammel (11-5, 3.07 ERA) returning from the bereavement list to face right-hander and former Cubs draft pick Ricky Nolasco (4-8, 5.23). Cheap Vans Shoes From China . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. Vans Shoes Clearance . Hamelin, who triumphed in the 500 on Saturday, edged out Victor An of Russia by 0.021 seconds to maintain his lead in the World Cup standings. Russias Vladimir Grigorev was third. In the relay, Canada took control six laps from the finish line to beat Russia and the Netherlands. Maharashtra picked up the all-important first-innings points, despite a triple century from Rishabh Pant, as their run glut against Delhi, which was only the second first-class match to have two triple centuries, ended in a predictable draw at the Wankhede Stadium. The first match took place in the 1988-89 edition, between Tamil Nadu and Goa, which saw triples from WV Raman and Kripal Singh.Delhi had ended the third day on 376 for 5 in their first innings. That, after Maharashtra had piled on 635 for 2 declared, courtesy Swapnil Gugales triple century and Ankit Bawnes double century, and the duos unbeaten, record-breaking third-wicket stand of 594 - the second-highest for any wicket in first-class history.Pant, resuming on 155, scored 308 at breathtaking speed, off just 326 balls, studded with 42 fours and nine sixes. He became the third-youngest Indian to score a first-class triple century, after Wasim Jaffer and Abhinav Mukund, as well as the second wicketkeeper to score a triple ton in the Ranji Trophy, and seventh in first-class cricket. When he fell, stumped off the left-arm spin of Satyajeet Bachhav, Delhi were 577 for 7, still 58 shy of Maharashtras total. However, they were bowled out 46 balls later, for 590.Maharashtra reached 58 for no loss in the second innings when play ended.A low-scoring encouunter between Odisha and Saurashtra ended with Odisha picking up a narrow 32-run win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, thanks to right-arm medium pacer Suryakant Pradhans 5 for 69. Cheap Vans Shoes Free Shipping. . Odisha had taken 42-run first-innings lead, before getting dismissed for 169 in their second innings. Set 212, Saurashtra had limped to 96 for 5 at the end of the third day, with Sagar Jogiyani on 42 and Arpit Vasavada on 1. The two added 60 more, before Jogiyani fell lbw to Deepak Behera for 68. Vasavada fell for 45 eight overs later, and was the ninth man dismissed. Soon after, Saurashtra were bowled out for 179, having lost their last four wickets for 23 runs.Karnataka collected first-innings points, courtesy their first-innings lead of 203 against Jharkhand in Greater Noida. Karnataka had put up 577 for 6 after making first use of the surface, courtesy R Samarths maiden double century. Jharkhand were 309 for 6, with Ishan Kishan unbeaten on 118 when the final day began. They folded for 374, with Kishan unbeaten on 159.Legspinner Samar Quadri dismissed Karnatakas top-three, before unbeaten half-centuries from Karun Nair and Kaunain Abbas took them to 162 for 3 when play ended. ' ' ' 
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