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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have added depth to their offensive line by signing Brian Mihalik.The deal was announced Thursday.Mihalik played in one preseason game this season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad last season after they drafted him in the seventh round from Boston College.---AP NFL website: and [url=]Wholesale Air Max 90 Off White[/url] . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. [url=]Air Max 90 Sneakerboot For Sale[/url] . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. [url=][/url] . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. [url=]Air Max 90 Woven For Sale[/url] . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. [url=]Air Max 90 Essential Cheap[/url] . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. The Miami community took a huge hit Sunday with the tragic, unexpected death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.To honor his memory, the Miami Hurricanes football team will recognize the Marlins star on the back of their helmets.The sticker shows Fernandezs initials JF aand his number, 16.dddddddddddd. The Canes will wear the helmets Saturday in their game vs. Georgia Tech at noon ET on ESPN2.-- Courtney Schellin ' ' ' 
ESPN recently released its preseason All-America team and while theres no doubt its a good representation of the nations best players, its also true that all of those guys have room to improve. So, with the help of PFF College grades and data, we set out to identify the kryptonite for the sports biggest returning stars entering the 2016 season.For some players, it was more difficult to isolate their weaknesses, as its their all-around games that make them All-Americans. Other players are more one-dimensional, with that one dimension being so good that it warranted a spot on the team.What are the biggest weaknesses for each of top players like Myles Garrett, Desmond King and Derwin James? And how can teams game plan against them? Lets have a look at the defensive All-Americans: [url=]Slip On Vans Sale[/url] . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. 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He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. CINCINNATI -- Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is back with the Bengals, looking to inject some energy into a team off to its worst start in five years.Burfict was suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the season because of his numerous illegal hits on opponents.His hit to receiver Antonio Browns head drew a penalty that set up Pittsburghs last-minute field goal for an 18-16 playoff win last season.The Bengals have numerous problems to fix, and not much time before the next game. The defending AFC North champions are already two games behind Baltimore and one behind Pittsburgh. Their offense is out of sync and their defense has given up a lot of big plays, both running and passing.The Bengals (1-2) had their defense taken apart during a 29-17 loss to Denver on Sunday, with Trevor Siemian throwing a career-high four touchdown passes. Cincinnati hosts the Dolphins (1-2) on Thursday night.The defense is expecting Burficts return to fix a lot of the problems immediately.Youre going to see a big difference, defensive tackle Domata Peko said on Monday. We got better today with him back.Im super stoked about having No. 55 back. He brings a lot of energy to our guys. Hes got a mean streak to him.That mean streak has repeatedly gotten him in trouble in college and the NFL. The Bengals have tried to get him to keep his high-energy style of play while respecting the rules. So far, it hasnt worked.Asked on Monday if he will change his style in light of his three-game suspension, Burfict said, Why would I change anything?Its not all the defense, which ranks 15th this week. The offense has taken several big steps back from last season and hhasnt gotten into a flow under first-year coordinator Ken Zampese.ddddddddddddThe Bengals had one of the worst running games in the league and came out against the Broncos determined to fix it.Jeremy Hills 50-yard run on Cincinnatis opening series marked a huge breakthrough, and the Bengals piled up 75 yards rushing in the first quarter. The Broncos adjusted, and Cincinnati managed only 68 yards rushing in the last three quarters.Andy Dalton was 21 of 31 for 206 yards, but much of that came in the fourth quarter when the Broncos got up by two touchdowns and allowed short completions to drain the clock.We have a ways to go, and its now gut-check week, Hill said.The Bengals are 1-2 for the first time since 2011, which also is the previous time they lost a home game in September. That season marked the start of their five-year run of playoff appearances and first-round losses.Cincinnati hasnt opened a season 1/3 since 2008, when it finished 4-11-1.Game notes TE Tyler Eifert could return on Thursday night as well. He had offseason surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left ankle and missed all of training camp, the preseason and the first three games. Eifert returned to practice on a limited basis last week. Coach Marvin Lewis indicated there was a chance he could play against the Dolphins. ... Burfict has a roster exemption for practice this week, but could be added to the active roster before the game on Thursday.---Online: AP NFL website and AP NFL Twitter feed: ' ' ' 
This is DeAngelo Halls 13th NFL training camp, and yet it feels like his first.Thats because after a football lifetime of playing cornerback Hall is transitioning to safety full time at 32. He just doesnt feel his age right now.Its taking me back to my younger days, Hall said. I feel rejuvenated.Hall is making the switch alongside fellow converted cornerback Will Blackmon, while the Washington Redskins try hybrid rookie Sua Cravens at linebacker and have already moved Trent Murphy from linebacker to defensive end and back. Its a defense with plenty of moving parts, but one the team hopes thrives thanks to its versatility.Its always valuable to have that, Hall said. We always joke around in this league and say the more you can do the better. Any time youve got multiple guys who can do multiple things and play multiple positions, it gives you an advantage.After the departure of Terrance Knighton, the Redskins could have no nose tackle in the traditional sense, but Kedric Golston, rookie Matt Ioannidis and others could fill the void. Safety Dashon Goldson left, but that opened room to move Hall and Blackmon and sign strong safety David Bruton Jr.And then there was the addition of All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman.Its not as if general manager Scot McCloughan, coach Jay Gruden and defensive coordinator Joe Barry wanted to shake up the defense like a snow globe. And they didnt take the position changes lightly.You cant just say, `Hey, hes been in the NFL for 10 years, he can go play another position, Barry said during minicamp in June. There are subtle intricacies to every position. ... Its hard when you move positions, no doubt about it. They have attacked the position change and are really working their tail off.Golston, the graybeard of the group entering his 11th season with the Redskins, figures all the moving and shaking cant be a bad thing.The versatility I think is whats key because, as you know, injuries will happen, Golston said. You dont want them to, but thats just the National Football League. So to be able to move guys around and have that familiarity with those positions, its super important.It already proved important when Washington lost outside linebacker Junior Galette for the season with another torn Achilles tendon. Murphy spent the offseason putting on 20 pounds and learning defensive end, but earlier this week the Redskins moved him back to linebacker to compensate for Galettes injury.Even though hes a linebacker again, that doesnt meant Murphy should forget everything about the transition.On game day, if you dress five defensive linemen, four outside backers, he can also be an extra defensive lineman, Gruden said. Or three outside linebackers, count him as a defensive end, he can be an outside linebacker. His value will be big because he can play both.Cravens, a second-round pick out of Southern Cal, can play safety and linebacker. McCloughan called that a good problem to have.For now, Cravens is working at inside linebacker with plenty of time to change course.He can bang like a linebacker and he can run like a safety, Gruden said. He needs to learn the defense, so we figured inside linebacker in nickel and dime situations is the spot to teach him the defense first. From there we can branch off, see his skill set, move on and try him at safety.Expect plenty of experimentation from the Redskins when they open the preseason Thursday at the Atlanta Falcons, and in the weeks to come. Hall and Blackmon have to speak up in their new roles as defensive communicators, Murphy has to get back to the basics of being a linebacker and Cravens has to figure out the first things about playing in the NFL.Theyll all be leaning on each other along the way.The cool thing about our group is that everyone helps each other, Blackmon said. Everyones just sharing information, everyones really smart, everyones real versatile.---AP NFL website: and [url=]Custom Washington Capitals Jerseys[/url] . Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. "It was definitely a very good match -- I was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said. 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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Andrew Cashner wanted to come home to Texas to pitch, and the Rangers have long coveted the right-hander.Cashner, a free agent for the first time, was introduced by the AL West champions Monday night after he underwent a physical and then finalized a $10 million, one-year contract.A guy weve liked for a long time, general manager Jon Daniels said. Weve tried to acquire him a few times in the past, and finally got it right.Cashner finished last season with the Miami Marlins after the San Diego Padres traded him July 29, after the Rangers had also inquired about the starter. He was 5-11 with a 5.25 ERA in 28 games last season, when he had disabled list stints for a strained neck and a sore right hamstring.The 30-year-old Cashner was born in Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston, and still lives close to there. He played collegiately at TCU, which is only about 20 miles from the Rangers ballpark.Its always been a dream to play back in Texas, Cashner said. Somebody told me the other day the Rangers have the best culture in baseball. That sets the tonee for winning.dddddddddddd ... My job is to show up and help us win more. This is where I wanted to play.Cashner was the 19th overall pick by the Cubs in 2008 and made his major league debut two years later with 53 relief appearances for Chicago. The Cubs traded him to San Diego after the 2011 season in the deal that sent first baseman Anthony Rizzo to Chicago, and Cashner eventually became a starter for the Padres.With the Rangers, Cashner will join a rotation led by aces Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish that also includes Martin Perez.The last Texas-born pitcher to start a game for the Rangers was Jason Jennings in 2008.Cashner has a 31-53 record with a 3.89 ERA in 202 career games for the Chicago Cubs, Padres and Marlins. 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George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Russell Domingo, South Africas coach, has blamed heavy workloads and jaded players for his teams failure to reach the final of the tri-nation series in the West Indies, but insisted the below-par performance would not push him to resign. Instead, Domingo called on Cricket South Africa to look into managing players workloads outside the international schedule to ensure they are hungry enough to perform for their country.This loss comes on the back of our top players playing too much cricket, Domingo said on his arrival in South Africa. Its a big concern for me. Its one of the points I need to highlight with my superiors when I get time to sit down and chat to them.Think about our seriously long tour to India, long tour against England, then straight into the World T20. Then players stayed behind, played the IPL and flew straight to Caribbean. Some players arrived two days before our first game in Guyana and now some are staying another four weeks in the Caribbean, some are playing county cricket, then home for two weeks, then a series against New Zealand, then go and play a mini IPL, then straight into a tour against Australia. Those are challenges that the coaching staff and the players are sitting with at the moment. When you are playing that amount of cricket for that period of time, its difficult to maintain the standards consistently.Of South Africas 15-man squad for the tri-series, nine (including Dean Elgar, who came in as an injury replacement) are Test regulars, eleven were part of the World T20 squad, ten played at the IPL, six are staying on for the CPL, two are headed for county stints and the rest will play for the A side. That means none of the players who are part of the current national set-up have had any time off since October last year and Domingo believes the fatigue is starting to show.The desire and the hunger levels when you are playing day in and day out will wane at some stage. Theres no doubt about that. You cant give 100% to ten different teams for ten months. Somethings got to give, he said.The something, according to team manager Mohammed Moosajee, could be the no-objection certificates (NOC) CSA issues to players, which allows them to spend what should be time off playing in foreign leagues. CSA management will need to look at the process going forward, how they release NOCs, taking into account the long international season, Moosajee said.But the declining Rand has made it difficult to deny NOCs because CSA cannot match the amounts players earn overseas and this has left Domingo and his management team with a problem. The big challenge for me is making sure that international cricket is still the main priority for our players. There are lot of tournaments, a lot of money to be made, a lot of opportunities for players to get out there and market themselves so I need to be making sure we focus really hard on our No.1 priority and that is representing our country, he said. Sometimes, if you have done it for a long time, you can take it for granted maybe. There is a lot happening outside international cricket. Making sure guys are fresh and hungry to perform for their country is of utmost importance for me.Despite admitting he has not been able to do that in the last six months, and that the sharpness and effectiveness of the side is lacking, Domingo remained confident he and his management team are the right people to try and turn things around.Ive got to sit down with my management team and the board members and the CEO and the guys who make those deccisions and plan the way forward.dddddddddddd Ive got 10 months left on my contract and the last six months havent gone according to plan. I am not a guy who wants to give up or quit so I need to discuss what their thoughts are, Domingo said. Ive got a few days at home now to just mull over things and see where things are going. I feel that the management team weve got in place have ticked a lot of boxes and provided the players with as much support as we can. Were still very motivated to do well. We feel we can take the team forward. That decision doesnt always lie with us but thats the way it is.Domingo will take heart from the knowledge that he has one of the most important people in the set-up in his corner. AB de Villiers threw his weight behind the coach after the teams loss in their final round-robin match when he said the players should take responsibility for their own shortcomings. Domingo, however, does not feel the players have let him down.I wouldnt say the players have let me down. Im not a coach who is going to sit here and blame the players for lack of performances. Coaches have to front up and take the brunt of it when performances are not there, he said. I dont feel let down by players, I feel let down by performances. The results havent been as good as what weve wanted. I feel the players gave it as much as they possible could.The coach put South Africas early exit from the tournament on two moments in particular but stressed this does not mean they dont have what it takes to perform under pressure. The one was where we needed 96 runs off 15 overs against Australia we were three down and we lost. The batters let us down. Then, in the last game, we had West Indies 21 for 4 after 5 overs and our next 12 overs were very average. We bowled really poorly and allowed West Indies to get some momentum and establish a partnership. Those two phases probably cost us getting into the final and possibly winning the tournament, Domingo said. But I definitely think the team has got big-match temperament. This team has managed to win some must-win games in ODI and T20 cricket over the last two or three years.He cited examples like their Mumbai win to take the series against India and their three victories in succession against England at home earlier this year, but acknowledged that those count for nothing because South Africas cabinet is missing a major trophy.Until we win a world event, people will always question us, Domingo said. Theres another opportunity next year. Theres a Champions Trophy. Theres a lot of work that needs to be done in our one-day side to get us to be contenders for that but, with the players within our ranks, if we can manage them properly and make sure when the time comes they are all fully fit, all swimming in the same direction, well be one of the teams to beat there.Domingos contract expires before that tournament but if South Africa are to replace him, it is likely they will do so fairly soon to allow the new coach time in charge. With that in mind, has he come home feeling the heat? A little.Theres always pressure. We know that playing for your country is the ultimate. Its representing the people back home and we want to represent them well. We know how passionate our supporters are and how much time and money and effort gets put into our cricket. Management and players are under pressure to perform at all times. ' ' ' 
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Marcus Cox, Taylor Lamb and the Appalachian State kicker came through again in the Camellia Bowl.Cox rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown, Lamb ran for 126 yards and Michael Rubino kicked the go-ahead 39-yard field goal to lift the Mountaineers to a 31-28 victory over Toledo on Saturday night.The Mountaineers (10-3) won the bowl in Alabamas capital city on a late field goal for the second straight year, this one coming with 5:14 left.Were getting used to this Camellia Bowl trophy right here, said Satterfield, adding that it rode next to him on the return flight last year and probably would again.We have so much fight and so much integrity in our football team. They do things right on and off the field. You cant win close games like this if you dont do things right on and off the field.The Mountaineers got a couple of fourth-quarter reprieves after failing on a fake field goal.Cox became the ninth FBS player with four 1,000-yard seasons and the 22nd to top 5,000 in his career. Game MVP Lamb passed for 119 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score and some key third- and fourth-down conversions.Kareem Hunt covered 42 yards on four straight rushes to propel Toledo (9-4) down the field after the field goal. Damion Jones-Moore was stopped on third down.Toledo took a delay of game penalty to line up the potential tying kick. Jameson Vest pushed his 30-yard field goal attempt wide right with 1:48 remaining.If we had to go out and do it again, Id kick the field goal again, first-year Rockets coach Jason Candle said. I trust in our kicker and I trust in our protection. That was not the reason why we lost the game.Each of the first three Camellia Bowls have gone down to the final minutes, decided by a combined 10 points.Rubino, a freshman, opened the season with two missed field goals and a missed extra point attempt in an overtime loss to Tennessee. He finished in much better fashion.Hes come a long way, Satterfield said.The teams traded a pair of touchdowns each an 8-minute span of the third quarter, forging a deadlock heading into the fourth.The Mountaineers converted two fourth-down plays to jump ahead the first time, including Lambs 13-yard run off a play fake to Cox.All 11 guys on defense went to Marcus, Lamb said. I just went around the edge and there was nobody in sight.They also got a 94-yard kick return down the right sideline by freshman Darrynton Evans, who skipped away from the grasp of one final diving defender.Toledo answered with Thompsons 4-yard touchdown catch and a 1-yard plunge by Hunt. Woodside set up the second touchdown with a 58-yard bomb to Thompson.This senior class had a storied career, Candle said. Guys like (senior safety) DeJuan Rogers have no reason to hang their head.On the Mountaineers fake, holder Bentlee Critchers pass to Collin Reed fell incomplete.THE TAKEAWAYToledo: Logan Woodside completed 18 of 26 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He came in leading the nation with 42 TD passes. Hunt broke ChesterTaylors school career rushing mark.Appalachian State: Gained 297 rushing yards. Held Toledo, which came in averaging 529 yards, to 374 total yardsPOLL IMPLICATIONSAppalachian State reached 10 wins, at least making a case to finish in the rankings.UP NEXTToledo loses five starters on each side of the ball, including Hunt. But the potent passing duo of Woodside and Thompson will both be seniors next season. 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There was good defense behind me and the bullpen was still good, even though some guys were missing.Tyler Thornburg worked the ninth for his third save, one day after the Brewers traded closer Jeremy Jeffress and reliable reliever Will Smith.Every pitch was a high-stress pitch, Counsell said. The bullpen did a nice job.Luis Perdomos downfall was a two-run sixth, highlighted by Brauns 15th homer. Perdomo (5-5) was charged with three runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings while throwing a career-high 113 pitches. He walked four (two intentional) and struck out six.Perdomo was pretty tough, Counsell said. His sinker was pretty good, but Braun got a slider.Davies was tougher.He has really established himself, Counsell said. In the first two innings he had to battle out of some jams, but then he got on a really good roll.Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez had three hits apiece as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games.Arcia, the teams top prospect, went 0 for 4 with a strikeout after getting called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs.Braun hit Perdomos first pitch of the sixth over the left-field fence to give the Brewers a 2-1 advantage.The pitch he probably wants back is that first-pitch breaking ball to Braun, Padres manager Andy Green said. (The slider) probably wasnt our best pitch selection.Milwaukee made it 3-1 when Perez followed with an infield single and came around on Chris Carters double down the left-field line.The Padres sliced the deficit to 3-2 in the sixth on Jabari Blashs run-scoring single that glanced off Villars glove at third base. Carlos Torres relieved Davies and got Derek Norris to fly out with two on.Norris RBI single tied the score at 1 in the fourth. Norris drove in Blash, who walked and stole second.The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the fourth thanks to some help from the Padres.Perez opened with a fly to right and Blash took a curious route in tracking it. He got twisted around and the ball hit the warning track, bouncing into the seats for a ground-rule double.Perez stole third and scampered home on Perdomos wild pitch.The Padres had two baserunners in each of the first two innings but failed to score.I focused a little bit more after that and mechanically smoothed some things out, Davies said.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: INF/OF Alexi Amarista was placed on the 15-day DL after straining his left hamstring while running the bases Monday night.UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Junior Guerra (7-2, 2.70 ERA) is 4-1 with a 1.47 ERA over his last seven starts, producing quality starts in six of them. 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AL AIN, United Arab Emirates -- K-League club Jeonbuk Motors won the Asian Champions League for the second time on Saturday, defeating Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates 3-2 overall after drawing 1-1 on Saturday in the second leg of the final.Jeonbuk clinched the first leg 2-1 at home after Leonardos two second-half goals.The South Koreans, who won the 2006 continental title, went ahead Saturday after 30 minutes as early substitute Han Kyo-won swept home from close range after Lee Jae-sungs corner.Al Ain midfielder Lee Myung-joo equalized with a volley -- also after a corner -- four minutes later at Haazza Bin Zayed Stadium.ddddddddddddeonbuk had a narrow escape just before halftime when Danilo Asprilla was brought down in the area by Kim Hyun-gil.Al Ains Brazilian striker Douglas sent his penalty over the bar.Al Ain attacked throughout the match, having 17 goal attempts to the visitors four.It was a tough match for us but we did what we had to do, Jeonbuk coach Choi Kang-hee said. 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Sebastian Vettel says beating Red Bull to the third fastest time in Friday practice at the German Grand Prix offers little consolation if Mercedes are still over 0.5s faster.Vettel finished the second practice session third fastest, 0.25s faster than Max Verstappens Red Bull but 0.594s off Nico Rosbergs fastest time.Asked if he was pleased to be ahead of his old team, Vettel said: We are trying to be the fastest and we saw that Mercedes are very quick. In the end I am not looking too much, Im listening to our car, listening to where we are and trying to do our best and then we go from there. Very simple, we are here to win and thats what we try to do.At the time of the interview, Vettel still had to analyse how his long run stacks up but admitted there was work to be done regardless.Over one lap it was okay but my long run I havent seen much, obviously we spent most of the afternoon on the soft, which is the slower tyre. 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That was the game plan, Tinkle said.Eubanks scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Oregon State beat Southern Oregon 84-59 on Monday night.The sophomore shot 15 for 21 from the field. Even in high school I wasnt ever shooting this much. But I just wanted to take good shots, and if they double-teamed me, Id kick it out to the shooters, Eubanks said.Ronnie Stacy had 14 points and nine rebounds and Kendal Manuel added 15 points for the Beavers (3-4), who snapped a four-game losing streak.Ben DeSaulnier had 14 points with four 3-pointers and Tristen Holmes also scored 14 points for the NAIA-Division II Raiders (6-2).Oregon State used its height advantage to outrebound the Raiders 43-28 and had 54 points in the paint, repeatedly giving the ball to Eubanks down low. Southern Oregon scored 10 inside points.We had no answer for the big boy, for Eubanks in there, Southern Oregon coach Brian McDermott said.Southern Oregon led halfway through the first half thanks to long-range shooting. The Raiders average eight made 3-pointers per game, but they had nine of their 12 on Monday with four minutes before the break.The Beavers closed the half on a 10-1 run and led 45-35.Oregon State pushed the lead to as many as 27 points late.The game served as an exhibition for Southern Oregon.BIG PICTURESouthern Oregon: The last time DeSaulnier played in Gill Coliseum was 2014, when he had 30 points to lead Philomath High School to the Oregon 4A state championship.ddddddddddddThe junior was leading the Raiders with 18.8 points per game headed into Mondays matchup.Oregon State: Tres Tinkle, averaging 20 points and 8 rebounds, broke a bone and suffered ligament damage in his right wrist Friday against Fresno State. The team hopes to avoid surgery for the coachs son, and theres no timetable for his return. . Stephen Thompson Jr. missed his sixth straight game with a foot injury.CHALLENGING SCHEDULE: McDermott said it was great to play against a Division I squad. We like to play a challenging schedule, so weve got a stretch here of six games in a row against teams above our level. . We believe it makes us better and gets us ready for league, McDermott said.LEADERSHIP VOID: Manuel said losing Tres Tinkle was a major blow, but it could make the team better in the long run. Hes really our main leader, so I just feel like that leaves room for someone else to step up and make plays. And once we get Tres back, everybody else will be getting it going, Manuel added.UP NEXTSouthern Oregon plays against undefeated Biola, ranked No. 4 in NAIA, at the Hope Invitational Tournament on Friday.Oregon State plays on Thursday at 4-2 Mississippi State, picked to finish 10th in the SEC by league coaches. ' ' ' 
Bad blood threatens to boilover when the Sydney Roosters reprise their NRL rivalry with St George Illawarra on Sunday at Allianz Stadium.While both sides are out of the running for the finals and have little to play for, the clash wont be short of feeling after their last encounter had ended in a public slanging match between coaches Trent Robinson and Paul McGregor.After the Dragons 20-18 Anzac Day win - a game best remembered for Robinsons post-match blow-up at referee Ben Cummins - the Roosters mentor took aim at Dragons players including hooker Mitch Rein for allegedly staying down in an attempt to milk penalties.It came after Robinson unloaded on centre Euan Aitken for allegedly diving in the corresponding game in 2015.It prompted McGregor to defend his players and fire back, accusing Robinson of venting his frustrations at his sides lacklustre start to the season.Theres been good history since Anzac Day and then the 2010 grand final, Robinson said on Saturday.That counts but it doesnt matter who we play this weekend.McGregor also this week said his players remembered their last encounter and that it had sparked a rivalry between the two sides.The saga gives added spice to the encounter with both coaches praising their sides for improved efforts over the past few weeks.The Roosters had their best win of the year against premiers North Queensland last week, and have come out on top in two of their past three, while the Dragons likewise punched through for a pressure-relieving win over Cronulla.In the Dragons only change, Leeson Ah Mau returns for injured back-rower Tariq Sims, who was a standout in last weeks victory over the Sharks.In the last three weeks, we played three teams in the top six and last week was a good win, McGregor said.On the back of improving the prior two weeks against two quality sides in Canterbury and Brisbane, for a (total losing margin) of seven points, the players have shown how hard theyve worked.STATS THAT MATTER:* Since 2011, the Roosters have won seven from 11 against the Dragons, but have lost twice in the past three meetings* The Roosters eight losses by four points or less is the equal-second most in premiership history. 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The Dallas Mavericks and face of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki have finalized their expected new deal with another bump in pay that sets up the star forward to earn $50 million over the next two seasons and play until age 40, league sources told ESPN.Sources said Friday that the Mavericks have tacked an additional $10 million onto the original two-year, $40 million contract that the sides, as ESPN first reported, agreed to earlier this month.The new pact, sources say, calls for Nowitzki to earn $25 million in each of the next two seasons, though he has said repeatedly that he will decide about playing beyond 2016-17 after gauging how he feels at seasons end.The second year of the contract, sources say, is fully guaranteed for $5 million of the $25 million at the Mavericks option, although any decision about Nowitzkis playing future is expected to be made in conjunction with owner Mark Cuban, given the long-standing and close bond the two share.Dirk gets to do what Dirk wants, Cuban said in June during a public appearance. 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NFL Nation reporters assess the top storylines to watch for every team on Tuesday.NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC WestAFC EASTBuffalo BillsEven as wide receiver?Sammy Watkins?and defensive linemen?Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams?return to practice, the injury bug continued to strike. Left tackle Cordy Glenn was in a walking boot Monday, which will likely?keep him out for the foreseeable future, while guard Richie Incognito left Mondays practice with rib soreness. The Bills just need to get through Tuesdays practice healthy as they continue their week of preparation for Saturdays preseason opener against the Colts. -- Mike RodakMiami DolphinsThe Dolphins released their first depth chart of training camp, and rookie first-round pick Laremy Tunsil is officially the second-string left guard. Tunsil has plenty of work ahead in a short span to earn a starting job before the regular season, and a strong performance in practice this week and in Fridays preseason opener against the Giants will go a long way. -- James WalkerNew England PatriotsTom Brady and Drew Brees. Bill Belichick and Sean Payton. Malcolm Butler and Brandin Cooks. The Patriots welcome the Saints to town for joint practices, marking the fourth time in the past six years theyve done so, and there is no shortage of storylines. These teams have a productive working relationship. Heres one storyline to follow: Third-year quarterback?Jimmy Garoppolo has had some rocky moments in each of the past three practices; does that continue against a Saints defense that is trying to turn things around after a forgettable 2015 season? -- Mike ReissNew York JetsThe Jets have an emerging right tackle issue. With starter Breno Giacomini (back) on the physically unable to perform list, and with no experienced backups, the Jets are monitoring other rosters for players who?might shake free. Brent Qvale and Ben Ijalana are splitting reps, but neither one has allayed the teams concerns. Giacomini, himself a marginal starter, has been dealing with back problems since the spring. -- Rich CiminiAFC NORTHBaltimore RavensThe Ravens wont say whether quarterback Joe Flacco will play in the preseason opener, and it would be a surprise if he did. But thats not a reflection of Flaccos progress in coming back from season-ending knee surgery. Flacco is having a strong training camp, and he hasnt missed any reps with the starting offense. Like Flacco said late last month, his goal is to be ready for the start of the regular season, not the preseason. -- Jamison HensleyCincinnati BengalsHealth remains a concern for the Bengals, as they continue waiting on tight ends Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft and cornerback Darqueze Dennard to return from respective serious injuries. There is a belief that Kroft (knee) and Dennard (ankle) could be back before the regular season begins. The hope is that Eifert (ankle), too, will return by the season opener at the New York Jets, but its possible he misses a game or more. If he does, Krofts injury status becomes all the more important. Those injury issues are a concern, but the Bengals are otherwise getting healthier. Five players who missed time before Sundays off day practiced Monday. Could more players come off the sidelines Tuesday, when the Bengals hold their final practice before the Vikings join them in Cincinnati for joint practices? Stay tuned. -- Coley HarveyCleveland BrownsThe Browns have made it clear that Robert Griffin III being named the starting quarterback is a beginning, not an end. I think he gets it, coach Hue Jackson said. Its not a big moment to celebrate. Its a moment to buckle down and understand the demands of the position. -- Pat McManamonPittsburgh SteelersThe Steelers come off a rest day and straight into joint practices with the Lions, and Pittsburghs last two first-round picks could use a productive week. Linebacker Bud Dupree and cornerback Artie Burns spent most of last week in street clothes. Dupree has been dealing with a minor groin injury, and Burns has an undisclosed minor injury. Going up against Lions receivers Marvin Jones and Golden Tate in the open field would help Burns bridge the learning curve. He has had a few rough moments covering?Antonio Brown, though thats to be expected. Dupree is eyeing a double-digit sack season and is eager to hit the field. -- Jeremy FowlerAFC SOUTHHouston TexansOutside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney missed his second consecutive practice with an undisclosed injury. Bill OBrien said Sunday that Clowney had been given a day off Sunday, though OBrien?acknowledged the injury and said it is nothing thats serious. Clowney has had an issue staying on the field in his first two NFL seasons, playing in just 17 of 32 games regular-season games. He missed time with a back injury and a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot last season. Prior to his rookie season, Clowney had groin surgery and then sustained a concussion during the preseason. He also seriously injured his knee in the first game of his rookie season and needed two surgeries to repair the lateral meniscus tear. That long list is the reason the injury is?potentially concerning. On Tuesday, we will see if Clowney is back on the field. -- Sarah BarshopIndianapolis ColtsThe Colts return to the practice field Tuesday after taking off Monday following the cancellation of their preseason game against the Packers?on Sunday due to poor field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio. There was some talk of coach Chuck Pagano having his team practice Monday because they didnt play Sunday, but he chose to give them?the day off. The status of starting rookie center Ryan Kelly will be something to keep an eye on Tuesday. The first-round pick out of Alabama has not practiced since July 31 because of a left shoulder strain. -- Mike WellsJacksonville JaguarsThe Jaguars will determine Tuesday whether left tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) will play in Thursdays preseason opener against the Jets. Beachum hasnt practiced since last Wednesday, and coach Gus Bradley said its unlikely hell play. Lee, however, returned to practice after missing seven practices, and theres a good chance hell see the field. He hasnt played in a preseason game since his rookie season in 2014. -- Mike DiRoccoTennessee TitansRunning back Bishop Sankey, a second-round pick in 2014, hasnt been playing very high in the rotation. The Titans unofficial depth chart includes six running backs ahead of him. There are some in the organization from the old regime who think he has never been given a fair chance. But hes going to have to show something big in his preseason chances to move into position to win a spot.-- Paul KuharskyAFC WESTDenver BroncosCornerback Aqib Talib was back on the practice field for the Broncos on Monday for the first time since he suffered two wounds in his right leg from one gunshot in early June.?Talib took part in the first 35 minutes of practice. The Broncos plan for the Pro Bowl cornerback is to gradually work him back to full speed with a little more work on the practice field each day. Coach Gary Kubiak said all our work is toward him getting ready to play in the regular-season opener Sept. 8 against the Panthers. But Kubiak said there is a chance Talib could play a smattering of snaps Aug. 27 against the Los Angeles Rams?in the Broncos third preseason game. -- Jeff LegwoldKansas City ChiefsOutside linebacker Dee Ford is one of the players the Chiefs are eager to see in Saturdays preseason opener against the Seahawks. Ford, Kansas Citys first-round pick in 2014, looms as the Chiefs best hope for a potent pass-rusher. They have been practicing without Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, their two top pass-rushers. Hali could return in time for the start of the regular season, but Houstons return would come some time after that, if it comes at all?this season.?-- Adam TeicherOakland RaidersThe Raiders?first unofficial depth chart of the 2016 season was released Monday with no real surprises, although it was intriguing that the defense was listed as a 4-3 base. They have flashed?both 3-4 and 5-2 looks in camp. Still, fullback Jamize Olawale was listed as a starter ahead of four-time Pro Bowl selection Marcel Reece, who has three games remaining on a four-game suspension, and tight end?Lee Smith was ahead of Clive Walford, who is still rounding into shape after his offseason ATV accident. Strong safety Karl Joseph and defensive tackle Jihad Ward were the only rookies listed as first-stringers. They were Oaklands first- and second-round draft picks. -- Paul GutierrezSan Diego ChargersEven though he turns 35 in December, Philip Rivers has thrown the ball with some zip through the first week of training camp. Rivers credits his live arm to a conversation he had with Peyton Manning about staying healthy late in his career. Rivers limited the amount he threw during the offseason, and he also will be on a pitch count during training camp. By limiting his throws, Rivers should help keep his arm fresh for the duration of the season. -- Eric D. WilliamsNFC EASTDallas CowboysThe Cowboys were excited about undrafted rookie wide receiver Andy Jones in the spring, and he has done nothing to disappoint so far in training camp. He wont crack the top three spots held by Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley, but considering the time Tony Romo is putting in with Jones, you can see the veteran quarterback likes what he sees. Jones?is not the fastest, but he can create separation and does not drop any passes. Its not too big for him, said executive vice president Stephen Jones. And certainly all you have to do, hes one of those that you look at in a uniform and go, Wow. Thats pretty good and then he goes and plays and its still really good. -- Todd ArcherNew York GiantsQuarterback Eli Manning is having a strong training camp. It has been 11 days since his last interception, and with star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. back after missing several days with a leg injury, the offense has really been humming. Manning and Beckham tore up the defense Monday. On Tuesday, the defense will be in search of?a little redemption after a rough few days. -- Jordan RaananPhiladelphia EaglesThe Eagles wont be doing any more live hitting during training camp. Coach Doug Pederson didnt describe that as a change in plans. Rather, Pederson said, the team has just finished six days with a lot of contact and several injuries. I just have to look at the overall health of the football team, Pederson said. Its not about getting somebody hurt, but its about protecting the guys out here. They have been doing an excellent job. -- Phil SheridanWashington RedskinsReceiver Jamison Crowder wont play in Thursdays game against Atlanta because of tightness in his hamstring. Crowder has been running at practice, and its not an issue the Redskins think?will linger. It provides third-year Ryan Grant a chance to get good work Thursday; Grant has been a training camp all-star each of the past two summers, but his production in the regular?season has been limited. With Crowder, Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and first-round pick Josh Doctson on board, Grant needs to find a way to get on the field, so he cant waste opportunities. -- John KeimNFC NORTHChicago BearsThe Bears will continue to monitor Alshon Jefferys progress Tuesday following the receivers limited return to practice Monday. Dressed in full pads, Jeffery did not participate in any team or individual drills but rather worked exclusively on a side field. Still, Jefferys limited participation is a good sign the wideouts mild hamstring injury is improving. Jeffery is not expected to play in Thursdays exhibition opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos, but he could be cleared to practice in the near future. The Bears will also keep close eyes on receiver Eddie Royal and tight end Zach Miller, who are both sidelined with concussions. -- Jeff DickersonDetroit LionsTight end?Eric Ebron was on the practice field Monday, but he wasnt doing any practicing. He was in his jersey and a bucket hat, walking around and trying to help out undrafted rookie Cole Wick. Wick will likely see a lot of work while Ebron recovers from what a source told ESPNS Adam Caplan is an ankle sprain. That likely includes this weeks joint practices Tuesday and Wednesday with the Steelers in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and the preseason opener Friday against the Steelers. Expect the Lions to be cautious with Ebron during his recovery; he is the teams top tight end and is expected to be a key offensive contributor this fall. -- Michael RothsteinGreen Bay PackersThe Packers shouldnt have any new injuries to worry about, what with the Hall of Fame game being canceled. But there are still plenty of question marks as they head back to work Tuesday: Backup quarterback?Brett Hundley still looked a little gimpy walking around the field in Canton on Sunday evening. He couldnt have played in the Hall of Game but will try to play Friday against the Browns. Five players remain on the PUP list: Jordy Nelson (knee), Jared Cook (ankle), Ty Montgomery (foot), Corey Linsley (hamstring) and Sam Barrington (foot). -- Rob DemovskyMinnesota VikingsMike Zimmer wasnt thrilled with how the VIkings practiced Monday; at one point, he stopped the session to make players do 10 pushups. In general, Zimmer said he has been happy with the way the Vikings have practiced. But in the teams last practice before two days of work against the Bengals in Cincinnati, the Vikings will try to avoid a repeat of what happened last year, when Zimmer cut short their last practice in Mankato and made the team run a lap because of sloppy execution. -- Ben GoesslingNFC SOUTHAtlanta FalconsFirst-round pick Keanu Neals injury is one to watch.?Neal missed Mondays practice with what Falcons coach Dan Quinn called a trunk injury. Neals status for Thursday nights preseason opener against the Redskins is 50-50, but it wouldnt be a surprise to see the Falcons remain cautious and hold him out. Hes expected to be a major contributor as a hard-hitting safety with coverage skills. The goal should be 100 percent health for Week 1 of the regular season, not preseason. All indications point to a?slight strain for Neal. -- Vaughn McClureCarolina PanthersCoach Ron Rivera wasnt happy with the pace or mistakes made in Mondays practice, particularly from his young players and particularly the day after the team worked out in shells. He made sure they knew it, stopping practice to chew out the entire team. Hell be looking for an improvement Tuesday, the final practice before Thursdays preseason opener at Baltimore. The team also awaits the report from a specialist who?is looking at the back of defensive end?Rakim Cox. Rivera didnt sound optimistic Monday. -- David NewtonNew Orleans SaintsThe Saints have arrived in New England, where they will spend the next two days practicing against the Patriots before Thursdays preseason opener. New Orleans rehabbing defense will face the ultimate test against Tom Brady and the impressive tight end duo of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett. Last season, the Saints linebackers struggled mightily in pass coverage. They were torn up by tight ends in particular. But veteran Dannell Ellerbe -- the Saints best coverage linebacker -- has looked great in camp so far now that hes healthy, and pass coverage seems to be a strength of new backup linebacker?Craig Robertson. It will be interesting to see how they match up. -- Mike TriplettTampa Bay BuccaneersThe Bucs moved Mondays practice from One Buc Place to Tropicana Field, where the Tampa Bay Rays play. Due to the hard playing surface and a field thats not even marked, coach Dirk Koetter nixed the pads and told players no collisions. That didnt stop defensive end Robert Ayers from knocking center Joe Hawley to the ground during 11-on-11s. Ayers response? They get pissed off at us, and we get pissed off at them. Hands may get thrown, but the way I look at it is thats how its supposed to be. He added, Im a naturally pissed-off person. -- Jenna LaineNFC WESTArizona CardinalsRookie cornerback Brandon Williams was listed as one of the Cardinals starting cornerbacks opposite Patrick Peterson on Arizonas first depth chart of the preseason. Though coach Bruce Arians said the depth chart was written with invisible ink, Arians said the starting job is Williams to lose. The third-round pick doesnt feel any pressure to keep the job as incumbent starter Justin Bethel slowly gets healthier. No pressure at all, Williams said. You only got pressure when youre not prepared, not working, not working hard. Theres no pressure on me because Im doing both of those things. -- Josh WeinfussLos Angeles RamsThe Rams debut on Hard Knocks -- the show that takes viewers inside?an NFL training camp -- at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday on HBO. The six-week documentary series will kick off by revisiting the teams move to Los Angeles. Quarterback?Jared Goffs journey through his first training camp is also likely to be a storyline. Its been an exciting process, its been fun, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said of being on the show. The players are out here to help win games and to improve, not to make a movie. Theyre not actors, theyre players. -- staffSan Francisco 49ersWhen the 49ers get back to work Tuesday,?one of their objectives remains sorting through their wide receiver options, particularly in the slot. Bruce Ellington is the odds-on favorite there, but Bryce Treggs has flashed some potential of late and DeAndrew White could also figure into the mix. Coach Chip Kelly likes Ellington because of his sense of spacing, pointing to his time on the hardwood. Hes got his background as a basketball player, Kelly said. So he understands spacing, he understands how to attack a zone, he understands where the soft parts of a zone are. Theres a correlation between guys who played basketball or have a basketball background and then kind of understanding how to operate in there. So I think hes got a real good feel for working in the slot. -- Nick WagonerSeattle SeahawksAll eyes Tuesday will be on running back Thomas Rawls, who is expected to participate in practice for the first time this offseason. Rawls suffered a season-ending ankle injury in December but was taken off of the PUP list Sunday. Were not going to rush him at all. Well take our time, coach Pete Carroll said. 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Add to that the teams concerns of playing the tournament at neutral venues, a move adopted after a recommendation by the technical committee led by former India captain Sourav Ganguly.Chaos has been a constant in the build-up to the season. The board announced the Ranji Trophy schedule on September 2, a little more than a month before its start. There was a push to play the tournament with the pink ball and BCCI president Anurag Thakur even confirmed the move on September 10 although the board had shelved its plans for a day-night Test this season. Several sides then confirmed that they hadnt received the pink ball for training, which forced the board to continue with the existing SG Red ball.To add to this, logistical nightmares sprang up, not entirely of the boards making, with several sides being allotted new venues for their opening games. Political tensions along the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border because of a water dispute forced Karnatakas opening match against Jharkhand, in round two of the tournament, to be moved out of Chennai to Greater Noida. Tamil Nadus clash in Belgaum in December may also be shifted out. The first-round match between Saurashtra-Rajasthan in Chennai was shifted out of the state because of unforeseen issues. It is in this scenario that the ten teams in Group C and nine each in Groups A and B will battle to be domestic champions.The 17 curators in charge of preparing surfaces across the country - up from 10 used last year - will have a tough job of trying to find the middle path. Several curators admitted they were hesitant to prepare either a green surface or a turner for the fear that matches would not last four days. The only difference this season, though, is that with neutral venues teams will not have a distinct home advantage, compared to the previous two seasons when associations were guilty of producing surfaces with varying degrees of dryness and grass cover to suit their needs.Twenty-eight matches finished within three days in 2015-16 compared to 20 in 2014-15. The number of outright wins, too, increased from 56 in 2014-15 to 63 in 2015-16 with the same number of matches played in both seasons (115). While result-oriented games are not a bad thing, there has been a sense that the tailored pitches added an artificial competitive edge to Indias premier domestic competition.Its a little different at the international level, though, since you are looking for wickets and to win matches, former India captain Rahul Dravid said last year, after Odisha were bundled out for 37 against Bengal on what players later described was a paddy field. At the Ranji Trophy level, we are looking to prepare the playerss for the international stage.dddddddddddd What I have seen recently, these wickets are poor. I really dont think its good for Indian cricket because if you think about them its a waste of time, energy and money. The reason for the Ranji Trophy is not only to decide the winner in the end. It also has a job to develop and prepare cricketers for the international stage. And if we keep playing on bad wickets like these, we are not going to develop and produce good cricketers.That said, surfaces in different parts of the country have specific characteristics. It is a given teams will encounter swing in Lahli, spin in Chennai and bounce, to an extent, in Mohali. The problematic bit is when sides try to go out of the norm and tailor tracks according to their needs. Last season, Saurashtra prepared dustbowls to suit their spin-bowling strength, and Ravindra Jadeja picked up a mind-boggling 37 wickets in the first three games.The weather poses another challenge for curators. With winter slowly setting in in early November, lack of sunshine and fog could hinder curators in the northern part of the country, like previous seasons. With conditions suiting the fast bowlers, spinners have been largely redundant. Sample this: Murali Kartik, the former India left-arm spinner, equated pitches in north India to the grass courts at Wimbledon. He bowled all of 71 overs in seven games in his final Ranji Trophy season, in 2013-14; ten of those were seam-up. It raises the question of whether there is a case to be made for docking points from teams for under-prepared surfaces, instead of adopting neutral venues. A few coaches have also suggested that the system of home and away matches could continue without a toss being non-mandatory, in which case a visiting captain could choose to bat or bowl. This was trialled during the recent English county season.Moving away from surfaces to teams, the usual suspects - Mumbai, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu [under new coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar] and Delhi - look strong favourites once again, while Uttar Pradesh and Punjab will be the dark horses. Chhattisgarhs addition as the 28th side will add some mystery for sides in Group C. The new entrants have proved competitive in their two preparatory tournaments - they finished runners-up at the Buchi Babu Invitational tournament in Chennai and won the Bapuna Cup organised by the Vidarbha Cricket Association in Nagpur. Chhattisgarh will be eager to take that form into their maiden first-class season, after a decade-and-a-half long battle for recognition.With India set to host England, Bangladesh and Australia after the New Zealand series, players on the fringes of the national side will have the added incentive of trying to catch the selectors eye in the immediate future, should replacements be sought at different stages. What better way to serve notice than by performing at venues far different from the ones theyve grown up on? ' ' ' 
His words were incongruous in context with the scorecard, but you knew what Alastair Cook meant when he said his England team will leave Visakhapatnam with their heads held high.While there should never come a day when a defeat this crushing - in terms of runs, India have only beaten England once by a larger margin than the 246 here - is accepted without pain, you knew what Cook meant when he said his side had a lot of reasons to be encouraged.The end came quickly. After admirable defiance on day four, England subsided so quickly that, wicket to wicket, they lost all 10 in their second innings for only 83 runs.Clearly that isnt good enough. But there were several unplayable deliveries (it is an overused word, but apt for the balls that dismissed Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari) and several that were hugely demanding. Ben Stokes also received a beautiful delivery; it was no disgrace to be dismissed by it.Perhaps the margin was a little misleading, too. England had decided to concentrate on crease occupation, inspired by South Africa lasting 143 overs in Delhi a year ago, and reasoned that, if they could survive 150, they would be close to safety; Cook admitted it may have been a mistake. They made little effort to chase their improbable target. True, it didnt work out and true, had they played more aggressively, the margin might have been smaller. But they might have lost on day four, too.In truth, by the time England began their second innings, this game was gone and there is no tactic that could have brought it back.This was a game lost on the first two days. By dropping Virat Kohli on 56 (he scored 248 runs in the game and the margin of victory was 246; you dont have to be a genius to understand his influence) and losing five wickets before stumps on day two, England sustained injuries from which they could not recover. As well as Stokes and Jonny Bairstow batted on day three, as well as Cook and Hameed batted on day four and as well as Englands bowlers - their seamers, in particular - performed on both, the wound was too deep.When you concede 455 and youre 80 for five, its a long way back, Cook said. That cost us the game. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes showed character and if you take Kohlis runs out of their second innings - obviously you cant do that - they only made 120. But when youre behind its very hard to recover in these conditions. Its all about first innings runs. We showed some good skill and fight, though.We made a conscious effort to play the way we did in the fourth innings. Of course, when it does not work you feel you could have been more positive. But you make a decision as a captain. We came up a bit short. We fought so hard. Ive got myself to blame.Clearly the toss was important, too. But Cook was careful to honestly acknowledge its influence without hiding behind it as the reason for defeat. He knows that once sides start looking for excuses, they are already beaten.We can all agree it was a good toss to win, he said. The first day was the best day to bat. It became harder to score.On these two wickets, it has been very advantageous to bat first. But it doesnt guarantee any result. India fought hard and came out with a draw and we werent good enough to do it. Those five wickets on day two meant that we werent capable of getting close to their first innings score.They bowled well. They are good bowlers in these conditions. But in Rajkot we got over 700 runs and here we made them work really hard in the last innings. They are good bowlers, but they are not supermen by any stretch of imagination.Chris Woakes looks almost certain to return in Mohali for the injured Stuart Broad. While there can be no complaints about the performance of Englands seamers in Visakhapatnam, England did - for the first time in a while - appear to have something of a tail. The last three batsmen scored 17 between them in the first innings and the last four nine between them in the second. James Anderson recorded Englands first king pair since 1906. Its not one of the records he will cherish.There will be more concern about the No. 4 position, though. Ben Duckett never looked likely to score runs here with a first-innings dismissal suggesting at technical deficiencies and a second-innings dismissal suggesting a scrambled mind. Seemingly lacking confidence in his defence - not least because of the repeated manner of his dismissals against offspin - he snatched at a sweep like a drowning man snatching at driftwood. Afterwards Cook referred to a technical flaw and seemed to be preparing the ground for a change. It would be a surprise if Duckett played in Mohali.The difference from playing in Northampton to playing here is quite stark, Cook said. Suddenly every innings is scrutinized. Suddenly this technical flaw - whether its a technical flaw or not - people are aware of it and theres no doubt it affects guys. Ben is a really talented cricketer and I think well see a lot more of him in an England shirt. Whether he plays in Mohali or not, the selectors will have to take a call on that.The problem England have is the form of their alternatives. Gary Ballance was dropped after the Dhaka debacle having averaged only 19.90 in the six Tests since he was recalled in July and failed to reach 30 in his last seven innings. He has actually started to bat nicely in the nets and that first-class record (he has an average of 47.38 with 29 centuries) reminds us he is a player of some pedigree. But it would be a surprise if England came back to him just yet.That leaves only Jos Buttler from a squad that looks a batsman short. Buttler has only had one first-class game in the 12 months since he was dropped. While few would dispute his talent, there is a reason he was dropped and it was, in part, due to his struggles building an innings. He has scored only four first-class centuries - both Woakes and Adil Rashid have double that number - and a first-class batting average of 32.07. He looks most likely to play, though. Ansaris place will come under scrutiny, too. He endured a quiet game in Visakhapatnam, taking no wickets and scoring only four runs, but he was clearly not well (he vomited on the outfield at one stage) and suffered a back spasm, too. It remains to be seen if he is Englands best left-arm option (Samit Patel would have offered better batting against spin; Jack Leach better bowling), but it would be harsh to judge him on this showing.Hes had a tough three days physically, Cook said. We do think hes got a role to play, but obviously physically we have to make sure hes all right. Its tough enough conditions when youre operating at 100%, so if youre not, its not ideal.Broad, though, gained great praise from his captain for his whole-hearted, skilful performance in demanding circumstances. There was no five-wicket haul but, when Broad looks back on this Test, he might reflect on it as one of the displays of which he could be most proud. The tendon injury he sustained on the first day renders it most unlikely he will be fit to play in Mohali.To get through like he did was an extraordinary effort, Cook said. I think he was in a lot more pain than people know and he showed a hell of a lot of character. Its probably one of the main reasons why hes been one of Englands greatest bowlers. When it got really tough, he stood up, he bowled his overs and got on with it.We dont know enough about the injury yet because its quite an unusual one, but yes, if he plays in Mohali, hell be a big risk.Despite the magnitude of defeat, Cook remained relatively upbeat. Partly because of Englands success in coming from behind in 2012 - they lost the first Test in Ahmedabad on that occasion - and partly because his side have, for large periods, competed well, he could envisage a way in which success could be achieved. They just have to take every chance and cut out the bad sessions.Whats giving me belief is that, over 10 days of cricket, we have competed very well in India in their conditions, he said. Yes, we have lost by a big margin. But it was a massive toss to lose and in certain periods of game we played some good cricket.We have put their batters under a lot of pressure. Adil Rashid has been excellent in these two games, a real step up for him. Moeen Ali bowled really well and Jimmy Anderson was good on his comeback. So there have been a lot of good things. But we have got to put the whole game together to beat India. If we can get ahead of them in Mohali, then we can put pressure on them.Yes, weve lost this game, but well hold our heads up high. There are a lot of reasons to be encouraged. [url=]Cheap Arizona Coyotes Jerseys China[/url] . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. [url=]Discount NHL Jerseys[/url] . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. [url=][/url] . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. [url=]Cheap Calgary Flames Jerseys China[/url] . 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However, following their collision in Spain, Hamilton won six of the next seven races and went into the four-week break leading by 19 points -- a 62-point turnaround.When asked if his difficult day in Germany, which saw him labour to fourth after a poor start from pole, Rosberg replied: No. Because I have enough evidence from myself to show that I am always strongest after difficult moments, time and time again. So no issues there.Rosberg knows he is fighting one of the best drivers on the grid and says that makes disappointments like Germany all the more frustratinng.ddddddddddddLewis doesnt just seem strong in recent grands prix, Lewis is strong [all the time]. Theres a big difference there and there is always going to be a battle against him.Im very disappointed because I had an awesome qualifying [in Germany] and I was feeling good with good race pace on Friday. I was really optimistic in thinking I could bring it home, so Im just very disappointed that everything went wrong.After the German Grand Prix, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff backed Rosberg to bounce back after the summer break. Hamilton has also pointed out his impending engine penalties suggest the momentum could swing back in favour of his teammate at Spa or Monza.? ' ' ' 
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