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NEW YORK -- Jermaine Crumpton had 26 points and nine rebounds on Friday night, and Canisius stopped Manhattan on the final possession to secure a 77-76 win in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Black USWNT Jerseys .Phil Valenti hit a pair of free throws with 32 seconds left that made it 77-74 for the Golden Griffins (3-4). Zavier Turner closed Manhattans deficit on a layup with 23 seconds left.Canisius Malik Johnson missed both free throws with 15 seconds left to give Manhattan (2-5) a chance to win on its final trip. Both teams called timeouts with 8.1 seconds to go and Kassius Robertson stole it from Turner to prevent the Jaspers from getting a shot in the final seconds.Robertson had five 3-pointers and 20 points for Canisius. Kiefer Douse added 10 points.Turner led the Jaspers with 19 points. Calvin Crawford added 12 points and Zavier Peart scored 10. White USWNT Jerseys . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. Red USWNT Jerseys .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. http://www.cheapusawomenssoccerjerseys.com/ .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. Each week, ESPN.com writer and MMA Live Extra analyst Brett Okamoto provides his take on the hottest topics in the world of mixed martial arts.This week, Okamoto squares off with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?to debate the latest news and trends entering UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. Johnson (24-2-1), ESPN.coms No. 1-rated pound-for-pound fighter, returns to the Octagon on July 30 when he defends his title against Wilson Reis at UFC 201.1.?Which fight are you most looking forward to at UFC 200?Demetrious Johnson: I would say the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight. I know its kind of cliche to pick that one, but I felt like neither one of them really got the best of the other the first time they fought. DC lost but he didnt get destroyed. Im excited for Jose Aldo-Frankie Edgar and Amanda Nunes-Miesha Tate, but no matter what happens with those, life will go on. The hard one that everyone is going to be taking about is Jones-DC. Theres a lot riding on that. I think DC needs this. His career has led up to this. If Tate were to lose her belt to Nunes it would be like, OK, you lost, but its all right, go get the next one. I feel the same thing with me. If I were to lose a fight at this point, itd be like, All right, lets get this next one. With Jones-DC, if Jones loses, everyone will be like, What the fudge? And if DC loses, people will say, See? I told you he wasnt a real champion anyway. Theres a lot at stake for both guys.Brett Okamoto:?Aldo-Edgar for me. Aldo seems somewhat forgotten based on one 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor in December. Hes still the most dominant champion in featherweight history. How does he look after that humbling of a loss? Ill be honest, I havent agreed with every step he has taken since then. The way he talks about that loss, chalking it up as a complete fluke and then calling McGregor out on social media only to not take the fight at UFC 196 when it was offered on short notice -- I dont think some of those actions have benefited him in the public. But hes a great martial artist and has been for a very long time. If he comes back and looks confident against Edgar, I would want to see a rematch against McGregor. And Edgar is pound-for-pound one of the best, in my opinion. So, this fight does it for me2.?There are seven former UFC champions fighting on that card (including Jon Jones, who is an interim champion). How many of those seven will win a title again?Johnson:?[Bantamweight] T.J. Dillashaw, yes. [Welterweight] Johny Hendricks, no. [Heavyweight] Cain Velasquez, no. [Featherweight] Frankie Edgar, I dont know. We dont know if Conor McGregor wants to defend it. [Featherweight] Jose Aldo, same thing. [Heavyweight] Brock Lesnar, no. [Light heavyweight] Jon Jones, yes. I think Dillashaw, watching his last fight against Dominick Cruz, that fight could have gone either way. I think if you ran it back things could be different. Edgar and Aldo, who knows? Conor might say, F--- it, Im making money regardless of being a champion, and vacate it. Then youd have Aldo beating Edgar, Edgar beating Aldo. Ill say yes on both of them, why not? Hendricks, I just think youve got Wonderboy [Stephen Thompson] up there now, T-Wood [Tyron Woodley], Robbie Lawler. And Cain, I feel like the injury bug will hold him back, man. Thats my honest opinion. Its not even about winning his fights, its him staying healthy enough to get fights, and I think hell have a problem with that.Okamoto:?Agree with Johnson on everything, except Lesnar. Lesnar is definitely getting that belt back ... all right, maybe not. But yeah, Dillashaw is right there with Cruz. They are neck and neck. I think their next title fight (there will be a second one eventually) needs to be seven rounds instead of five because its going to be just as hard to score as the first one. Im pretty confident Dillashaw will have a belt around his waist again. Hendricks and Velasquez are nos for me as well, for the reasons DJ provided. The tough ones here are definitely the featherweights. Theres a lot of unknown with the McGregor situation. Ill say yes to Edgar and probably?for Aldo. If I had to pick one or the other, Id pick Edgar, even though hes older.3.?If you could add one matchup to UFC 200, what would it be?Johnson:?I dont know. Probably just [McGregor] fighting. One of the biggest fight cards Ive ever sseen was UFC 189 when Conor fought Chad Mendes. Cheap USWNT Jerseys. The Irish fans were there and it was f---ing absolutely insane. I dont know. The card is pretty stacked as it is. I might say Nick Diaz fighting somebody, but I dont really care. I think its a good card to begin with.Okamoto:?Yeah, youd have to add Diaz-McGregor II, right? Thats one of he most attractive main events of the year. On the other hand, I think there is such a thing as overkill when talking about one card. Diaz-McGregor II is a fight that deserves our full attention, as does Jones-DC II. If McGregor and Diaz were added to this card, obviously theyd get a lot of attention, but theyd have to share it with Jones, DC, Lesnar, etc. I kind of like having them on their own card. So, you know what? Scratch that. I dont want Diaz-McGregor II at UFC 200. Lets just add a fun one. Dude, how about this lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson fight the UFC has tried to make about 14 times? Thats the fight I would add.4.?Over/under: How many total takedowns will Brock Lesnar need to defeat Mark Hunt in the co-main event?Johnson:?Hes gonna need a s---load, Ill tell you that. Its hard. I will say Brock Lesnar has some great ground and pound. Obviously, he hit hard because he knocked out Frank Mir.?Ill be real -- Ill say four takedowns. Four would be good. I expect him to bull-rush Hunts ass. Thats the thing, too, though. Mark Hunts standup is more of a one punch, knock you out. Hes not throwing a jab, two, three, low kick. Hes basically measured, measured, measured, then fires. So, if Brock can move around, jab in, throw crosses, close into that clinch, that might be good.Okamoto:?As crazy as it sounds, its possible he would only need one. Those Mir fights were a long time ago, but still -- Lesnar ate Mir alive once he got him down on the floor. And Mir is far more dangerous off his back than Hunt. Hunt is very durable and Lesnar has been off for a while. Even if Lesnar were to get him down relatively early in the first round and keep him there, I think Hunt could at least survive to make Round 2. So, Ill say Lesnar would need a minimum of two. I dont think one will do it. Bottom line, to just answer the question, if Lesnar wins, I think the total number of takedowns on his stat sheet will read three.5.?What was the best event, start to finish, in mixed martial arts history?Johnson:?Man, I couldnt even tell you. Theres so many of them. I have no idea. I would say UFC 100 was pretty dope. You had Georges St-Pierre on there fighting Thiago Alves, who was on a tear with his leg kicks. Brock Lesnar fought Frank Mir. That was a good card. Theres just so many fights now, man. They almost kind of oversaturate it. I was in the gym the other day looking at [coach Matt Humes] fight posters of Pride and I was like, Man, they had some sick-ass fights back then. Wanderlei Silva fighting Mirko Cro Cop [Filipovic] -- and Wanderlei Silva weighing more than Cro Cop for that fight. Now, there are so many fights, its hard for me to sit here and answer which card was dope. Probably the best card ever Id say was Pride Critical Countdown [July 1, 2006]. You had Josh Barnett, Wanderlei, Cro Cop was on there -- that one was pretty sick.Okamoto:?Ill be honest, my answer probably wont give the old-school cards enough credit. I just dont remember them as well, obviously. The Pride Critical Countdown Absolute card DJ mentions is a crazy lineup. In addition to the guys he mentioned, that card had Vitor Belfort, Alistair Overeem, both Nogueira brothers, Mark Hunt. That event was before I started covering the sport, though, so just personally, its not as high on my list. The first card that pops into my head for this is UFC 116: Lesnars comeback win against Shane Carwin, Chris Leben-Yoshihiro Akiyama,?Stephan Bonnar-Krzysztof Soszynski. That was a main card where every fight seemed to outdo the one before it. The energy in the arena was crazy. UFC 189 also had that feeling with McGregor-Mendes, Robbie Lawler-Rory MacDonald?and?Thomas Almeida-Brad Pickett. And I know it just happened, but UFC 199 -- with?Michael Bisping-Luke Rockhold, Dominick Cruz-Urijah Faber and Dan Henderson-Hector Lombard -- was a very memorable one as well. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
NEW YORK -- Jermaine Crumpton had 26 points and nine rebounds on Friday night, and Canisius stopped Manhattan on the final possession to secure a 77-76 win in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Black USWNT Jerseys .Phil Valenti hit a pair of free throws with 32 seconds left that made it 77-74 for the Golden Griffins (3-4). Zavier Turner closed Manhattans deficit on a layup with 23 seconds left.Canisius Malik Johnson missed both free throws with 15 seconds left to give Manhattan (2-5) a chance to win on its final trip. Both teams called timeouts with 8.1 seconds to go and Kassius Robertson stole it from Turner to prevent the Jaspers from getting a shot in the final seconds.Robertson had five 3-pointers and 20 points for Canisius. Kiefer Douse added 10 points.Turner led the Jaspers with 19 points. Calvin Crawford added 12 points and Zavier Peart scored 10. White USWNT Jerseys . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. Red USWNT Jerseys .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. http://www.cheapusawomenssoccerjerseys.com/ .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. Each week, ESPN.com writer and MMA Live Extra analyst Brett Okamoto provides his take on the hottest topics in the world of mixed martial arts.This week, Okamoto squares off with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?to debate the latest news and trends entering UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. Johnson (24-2-1), ESPN.coms No. 1-rated pound-for-pound fighter, returns to the Octagon on July 30 when he defends his title against Wilson Reis at UFC 201.1.?Which fight are you most looking forward to at UFC 200?Demetrious Johnson: I would say the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight. I know its kind of cliche to pick that one, but I felt like neither one of them really got the best of the other the first time they fought. DC lost but he didnt get destroyed. Im excited for Jose Aldo-Frankie Edgar and Amanda Nunes-Miesha Tate, but no matter what happens with those, life will go on. The hard one that everyone is going to be taking about is Jones-DC. Theres a lot riding on that. I think DC needs this. His career has led up to this. If Tate were to lose her belt to Nunes it would be like, OK, you lost, but its all right, go get the next one. I feel the same thing with me. If I were to lose a fight at this point, itd be like, All right, lets get this next one. With Jones-DC, if Jones loses, everyone will be like, What the fudge? And if DC loses, people will say, See? I told you he wasnt a real champion anyway. Theres a lot at stake for both guys.Brett Okamoto:?Aldo-Edgar for me. Aldo seems somewhat forgotten based on one 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor in December. Hes still the most dominant champion in featherweight history. How does he look after that humbling of a loss? Ill be honest, I havent agreed with every step he has taken since then. The way he talks about that loss, chalking it up as a complete fluke and then calling McGregor out on social media only to not take the fight at UFC 196 when it was offered on short notice -- I dont think some of those actions have benefited him in the public. But hes a great martial artist and has been for a very long time. If he comes back and looks confident against Edgar, I would want to see a rematch against McGregor. And Edgar is pound-for-pound one of the best, in my opinion. So, this fight does it for me2.?There are seven former UFC champions fighting on that card (including Jon Jones, who is an interim champion). How many of those seven will win a title again?Johnson:?[Bantamweight] T.J. Dillashaw, yes. [Welterweight] Johny Hendricks, no. [Heavyweight] Cain Velasquez, no. [Featherweight] Frankie Edgar, I dont know. We dont know if Conor McGregor wants to defend it. [Featherweight] Jose Aldo, same thing. [Heavyweight] Brock Lesnar, no. [Light heavyweight] Jon Jones, yes. I think Dillashaw, watching his last fight against Dominick Cruz, that fight could have gone either way. I think if you ran it back things could be different. Edgar and Aldo, who knows? Conor might say, F--- it, Im making money regardless of being a champion, and vacate it. Then youd have Aldo beating Edgar, Edgar beating Aldo. Ill say yes on both of them, why not? Hendricks, I just think youve got Wonderboy [Stephen Thompson] up there now, T-Wood [Tyron Woodley], Robbie Lawler. And Cain, I feel like the injury bug will hold him back, man. Thats my honest opinion. Its not even about winning his fights, its him staying healthy enough to get fights, and I think hell have a problem with that.Okamoto:?Agree with Johnson on everything, except Lesnar. Lesnar is definitely getting that belt back ... all right, maybe not. But yeah, Dillashaw is right there with Cruz. They are neck and neck. I think their next title fight (there will be a second one eventually) needs to be seven rounds instead of five because its going to be just as hard to score as the first one. Im pretty confident Dillashaw will have a belt around his waist again. Hendricks and Velasquez are nos for me as well, for the reasons DJ provided. The tough ones here are definitely the featherweights. Theres a lot of unknown with the McGregor situation. Ill say yes to Edgar and probably?for Aldo. If I had to pick one or the other, Id pick Edgar, even though hes older.3.?If you could add one matchup to UFC 200, what would it be?Johnson:?I dont know. Probably just [McGregor] fighting. One of the biggest fight cards Ive ever sseen was UFC 189 when Conor fought Chad Mendes. Cheap USWNT Jerseys. The Irish fans were there and it was f---ing absolutely insane. I dont know. The card is pretty stacked as it is. I might say Nick Diaz fighting somebody, but I dont really care. I think its a good card to begin with.Okamoto:?Yeah, youd have to add Diaz-McGregor II, right? Thats one of he most attractive main events of the year. On the other hand, I think there is such a thing as overkill when talking about one card. Diaz-McGregor II is a fight that deserves our full attention, as does Jones-DC II. If McGregor and Diaz were added to this card, obviously theyd get a lot of attention, but theyd have to share it with Jones, DC, Lesnar, etc. I kind of like having them on their own card. So, you know what? Scratch that. I dont want Diaz-McGregor II at UFC 200. Lets just add a fun one. Dude, how about this lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson fight the UFC has tried to make about 14 times? Thats the fight I would add.4.?Over/under: How many total takedowns will Brock Lesnar need to defeat Mark Hunt in the co-main event?Johnson:?Hes gonna need a s---load, Ill tell you that. Its hard. I will say Brock Lesnar has some great ground and pound. Obviously, he hit hard because he knocked out Frank Mir.?Ill be real -- Ill say four takedowns. Four would be good. I expect him to bull-rush Hunts ass. Thats the thing, too, though. Mark Hunts standup is more of a one punch, knock you out. Hes not throwing a jab, two, three, low kick. Hes basically measured, measured, measured, then fires. So, if Brock can move around, jab in, throw crosses, close into that clinch, that might be good.Okamoto:?As crazy as it sounds, its possible he would only need one. Those Mir fights were a long time ago, but still -- Lesnar ate Mir alive once he got him down on the floor. And Mir is far more dangerous off his back than Hunt. Hunt is very durable and Lesnar has been off for a while. Even if Lesnar were to get him down relatively early in the first round and keep him there, I think Hunt could at least survive to make Round 2. So, Ill say Lesnar would need a minimum of two. I dont think one will do it. Bottom line, to just answer the question, if Lesnar wins, I think the total number of takedowns on his stat sheet will read three.5.?What was the best event, start to finish, in mixed martial arts history?Johnson:?Man, I couldnt even tell you. Theres so many of them. I have no idea. I would say UFC 100 was pretty dope. You had Georges St-Pierre on there fighting Thiago Alves, who was on a tear with his leg kicks. Brock Lesnar fought Frank Mir. That was a good card. Theres just so many fights now, man. They almost kind of oversaturate it. I was in the gym the other day looking at [coach Matt Humes] fight posters of Pride and I was like, Man, they had some sick-ass fights back then. Wanderlei Silva fighting Mirko Cro Cop [Filipovic] -- and Wanderlei Silva weighing more than Cro Cop for that fight. Now, there are so many fights, its hard for me to sit here and answer which card was dope. Probably the best card ever Id say was Pride Critical Countdown [July 1, 2006]. You had Josh Barnett, Wanderlei, Cro Cop was on there -- that one was pretty sick.Okamoto:?Ill be honest, my answer probably wont give the old-school cards enough credit. I just dont remember them as well, obviously. The Pride Critical Countdown Absolute card DJ mentions is a crazy lineup. In addition to the guys he mentioned, that card had Vitor Belfort, Alistair Overeem, both Nogueira brothers, Mark Hunt. That event was before I started covering the sport, though, so just personally, its not as high on my list. The first card that pops into my head for this is UFC 116: Lesnars comeback win against Shane Carwin, Chris Leben-Yoshihiro Akiyama,?Stephan Bonnar-Krzysztof Soszynski. That was a main card where every fight seemed to outdo the one before it. The energy in the arena was crazy. UFC 189 also had that feeling with McGregor-Mendes, Robbie Lawler-Rory MacDonald?and?Thomas Almeida-Brad Pickett. And I know it just happened, but UFC 199 -- with?Michael Bisping-Luke Rockhold, Dominick Cruz-Urijah Faber and Dan Henderson-Hector Lombard -- was a very memorable one as well. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
CHICAGO -- Its October in an even-numbered year, and the San Francisco Giants appear to be following their usual routine. Wholesale USWNT Jerseys . The Chicago Cubs think their time is now.Welcome to one intriguing NL Division Series.Fresh off a dramatic wild-card victory in New York, the Giants were brimming with confidence when they arrived in Chicago on Thursday, albeit a bit late due to travel problems. Madison Bumgarners four-hitter in Wednesday nights 3-0 victory against the Mets means he likely is pushed back until at least Game 3, but the Giants have 18-game winner Johnny Cueto ready to go for Friday nights series opener at Wrigley Field.San Francisco stumbled in the second half of the season, then closed with five wins in six games to hold onto the second NL wild card. The Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and manager Bruce Bochy and company feel this is their part of the calendar- again.The moment wont bother these guys, Bochy said.The Giants sustained success is exactly what the Cubs are hoping to string together. It has been 108 years since the North Siders last won the World Series in 1908 -- a number that will chase them around for as long as they stick around in this years playoffs -- but the Cubs made it to the NL Championship Series in 2015 and led the majors with 103 wins this season.With a deep rotation and young sluggers in Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs are positioned to challenge for titles for years to come. They want to start right now, and the Giants are standing in their way.Every year theyre in it. Every year theyre contending. Every year they have a chance to win the World Series, said left-hander Jon Lester, who will start Game 1 for the Cubs. So I think thats what every team wants, not just us. I think theyre an organization that a lot of teams look after to figure out how, why, how to get to that point.Its a model of consistency. Its impressive to see what they do.The Cubs clinched the NL Central title way back on Sept. 15, giving them a couple weeks to rest a few bumps and bruises and get their pitching staff ready for the playoffs. Even manager Joe Maddon is interested to see how they respond after four days off.Yeah, were going to find out, Maddon said. I thought we handled the last couple days well.One of the key moments in Chicagos run to a wild card last season was a four-game sweep of San Francisco in August. If this years seven-game season series is any indication of what the playoffs will look like, get ready for a string of tight, low-scoring matchups.The final five games were decided by one run, including Chicago taking three of four at home last month. The Cubs won four times and outscored the Giants 23-17 this year, but one of their wins was an 8-1 victory.Weve got our work cut out for us, said Jake Arrieta, who likely will match up with Bumgarner in Game 3. Weve had a nice amount of time off. Now its going to be nice to get back on the field and playing some meaningful games.Cueto made one start against Chicago this year, pitching seven solid innings in a no-decision on Sept. 4. The right-hander, who helped Kansas City win the World Series last season, is very familiar with the Cubs and Wrigley Field after spending the first 7 1/2 years of his major league career with Cincinnati.I like to pitch when its a sold-out crowd with everybody cheering for me or against me, and that kind of motivates me, Cueto said through a translator.Lester had one of his worst starts of the year at San Francisco on May 21, lasting just 2 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss. He responded with five consecutive wins and went 15-2 with a 2.38 ERA in his final 23 starts.After Lester makes his 17th career postseason appearance, major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks gets the ball in Game 2, followed by Arrieta and John Lackey. The Giants had not set their series rotation, but Jeff Samardzija could pitch on Saturday night against the team that gave him his start in the majors.The status of All-Star Eduardo Nunez also was unclear. Nunez missed the wild-card win with a strained right hamstring, and Conor Gillaspie delivered in his absence with a three-run homer in the ninth -- just another example of San Franciscos even-year magic.Can he start tomorrow? No, Bochy said while providing an update on Nunezs status. 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He had been linked to a Renault drive next year, but with Williams deciding to exercise its contract option on him for 2017 the speculation over his future has been put to bed.Ive been with the team racing for nearly for four seasons and before that, I was a test driver, he said. I still have a feeling we have to achieve more together than what we have done so far.I currently have a stat that I have the most points without a win, which I hate, so thats our plan together. It wouuld be very special to have my first win with Williams. USWNT Jerseys. It is also for me like a family, like home, so it was natural for me to continue.Regulation changes next year have the potential to shake the order up, with Williams hoping to take advantage and move forward on the grid.I do believe next year, with the rule changes, its a good opportunity to catch up, and to make better results, Bottas added. 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CHICAGO -- Its October in an even-numbered year, and the San Francisco Giants appear to be following their usual routine. Wholesale USWNT Jerseys . The Chicago Cubs think their time is now.Welcome to one intriguing NL Division Series.Fresh off a dramatic wild-card victory in New York, the Giants were brimming with confidence when they arrived in Chicago on Thursday, albeit a bit late due to travel problems. Madison Bumgarners four-hitter in Wednesday nights 3-0 victory against the Mets means he likely is pushed back until at least Game 3, but the Giants have 18-game winner Johnny Cueto ready to go for Friday nights series opener at Wrigley Field.San Francisco stumbled in the second half of the season, then closed with five wins in six games to hold onto the second NL wild card. The Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and manager Bruce Bochy and company feel this is their part of the calendar- again.The moment wont bother these guys, Bochy said.The Giants sustained success is exactly what the Cubs are hoping to string together. It has been 108 years since the North Siders last won the World Series in 1908 -- a number that will chase them around for as long as they stick around in this years playoffs -- but the Cubs made it to the NL Championship Series in 2015 and led the majors with 103 wins this season.With a deep rotation and young sluggers in Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs are positioned to challenge for titles for years to come. They want to start right now, and the Giants are standing in their way.Every year theyre in it. Every year theyre contending. Every year they have a chance to win the World Series, said left-hander Jon Lester, who will start Game 1 for the Cubs. So I think thats what every team wants, not just us. I think theyre an organization that a lot of teams look after to figure out how, why, how to get to that point.Its a model of consistency. Its impressive to see what they do.The Cubs clinched the NL Central title way back on Sept. 15, giving them a couple weeks to rest a few bumps and bruises and get their pitching staff ready for the playoffs. Even manager Joe Maddon is interested to see how they respond after four days off.Yeah, were going to find out, Maddon said. I thought we handled the last couple days well.One of the key moments in Chicagos run to a wild card last season was a four-game sweep of San Francisco in August. If this years seven-game season series is any indication of what the playoffs will look like, get ready for a string of tight, low-scoring matchups.The final five games were decided by one run, including Chicago taking three of four at home last month. The Cubs won four times and outscored the Giants 23-17 this year, but one of their wins was an 8-1 victory.Weve got our work cut out for us, said Jake Arrieta, who likely will match up with Bumgarner in Game 3. Weve had a nice amount of time off. Now its going to be nice to get back on the field and playing some meaningful games.Cueto made one start against Chicago this year, pitching seven solid innings in a no-decision on Sept. 4. The right-hander, who helped Kansas City win the World Series last season, is very familiar with the Cubs and Wrigley Field after spending the first 7 1/2 years of his major league career with Cincinnati.I like to pitch when its a sold-out crowd with everybody cheering for me or against me, and that kind of motivates me, Cueto said through a translator.Lester had one of his worst starts of the year at San Francisco on May 21, lasting just 2 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss. He responded with five consecutive wins and went 15-2 with a 2.38 ERA in his final 23 starts.After Lester makes his 17th career postseason appearance, major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks gets the ball in Game 2, followed by Arrieta and John Lackey. The Giants had not set their series rotation, but Jeff Samardzija could pitch on Saturday night against the team that gave him his start in the majors.The status of All-Star Eduardo Nunez also was unclear. Nunez missed the wild-card win with a strained right hamstring, and Conor Gillaspie delivered in his absence with a three-run homer in the ninth -- just another example of San Franciscos even-year magic.Can he start tomorrow? No, Bochy said while providing an update on Nunezs status. 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He had been linked to a Renault drive next year, but with Williams deciding to exercise its contract option on him for 2017 the speculation over his future has been put to bed.Ive been with the team racing for nearly for four seasons and before that, I was a test driver, he said. I still have a feeling we have to achieve more together than what we have done so far.I currently have a stat that I have the most points without a win, which I hate, so thats our plan together. It wouuld be very special to have my first win with Williams. USWNT Jerseys. It is also for me like a family, like home, so it was natural for me to continue.Regulation changes next year have the potential to shake the order up, with Williams hoping to take advantage and move forward on the grid.I do believe next year, with the rule changes, its a good opportunity to catch up, and to make better results, Bottas added. 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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Wholesale Magic Jerseys . -- New England Patriots rookie receiver Malcolm Mitchell?is expected to miss about four weeks after initial tests showed he suffered a dislocated left elbow during Thursday nights preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, a source told ESPN. ?X-rays on Mitchells elbow were negative, but hes expected to also have an MRI.?Mitchell was hurt late in the second quarter, when he was being dragged down after making an 8-yard reception along the right sideline. He sprung to his feet and immediately walked to the locker room with a member of the Patriots medical staff, holding his left arm close to his body.A fourth-round draft choice out of Georgia, Mitchell didnt enter the game until the fifth series. In 15 snaps, he totaled four catches for 55 yards, developing a quick rapport with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was 11-of-18 for 168 yards.Mitchell, whose work as a public advocate for childrens reading has earned headlines, has been separating from his competition in practice and has positioned himself to potentially be a big part of the Patriots offensive plans alongside receivers Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Chris Hogan atop the depth chart.At Georgia, Mitchell, who is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, played in 47 games (35 starts) and finished third in school history with 174 receptions for 2,351 yards and 16 touchdowns. In 2014, he was named Georgias Comeback Player of the Year after missing almost all of the 2013 season because of a knee injury.For the Saints, linebacker Stephone Anthony, a 2015 first-round pick, left on a cart before halftime because of an unknown injury. 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"Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. U.S. Olympic womens basketball team players reflected on a day filled with powerful and emotional moments at Carmelo Anthonys Monday town hall meeting in Los Angeles with community leaders, police officers and teenagers.Team USA and Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus discussed how recent police-related shootings in her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had affected her. ?On July 5, a Baton Rouge police officer shot and killed Alton Sterling, a black man outside of a convenience store. Three police officers were also shot and killed in Baton Rouge on July 17.She knows that could have easily been someone she knew.I lived three or four blocks from where the [Sterling] incident happened, she said. Its always in the back of my mind that it could have been a relative, a friend, a teammate, a high school classmate.Shes sad to see what has happened to her hometown, where relations have broken down.?I have relatives in law enforcement as well. I dont want to see it happen either way. That could have been an uncle or cousin, Augustus said. I have plenty of relatives in (Baton Rouge) law enforcement. I dont know what we have to do to make it more proactive for the officers to be there in the communities to shrink the divide that is there.[The town hall meeting] was amazing, USA teammate Brittney Griner said. It was good to have officers come out, to have the community members come out and us as players come together and voice and answer questions. For the cops not to be forced to be there and be there on their own was special. To hear both sides and try to come to a common ground. When something good starts happening, good outcomes start happening.Griner can also see both sides. Her father was a police officer for many years in Houston. She also has other family members in law enforcement.I worry about my sister, I worry about my dad who wants to go back into law enforcement, Griner said. I told him if you do go back, Id rather you go behind a desk or teach. My dad was a good cop. I think more good cops should go back and give back that experiience to the academy to help educate future police officers. Cheap Swingman Magic Jerseys. Griner was saddened by all that has happened lately in Minnesota, Baton Rouge, Dallas and other cities.All the violence towards black lives saddens me, she said. We fight for freedom, we fight for equality. We fight for all these things, and were not holding up for what we stand for. Its a change that needs to happen.Griner and her Phoenix Mercury teammates, along with two other teams, were fined $500 by the league for wearing their plain black shirts because it was a uniform violation. That fine was later rescinded.The Minnesota Lynx started the social activism in the WNBA, wearing T-shirts and holding a pregame news conference earlier this month before the Mercury, Indiana Fever and New York Liberty wore their plain black shirts. Augustus said it was coach Cheryl Reeve who first had the idea to do something. Reeve is also an assistant with the U.S. Olympic team.The Lynx activism spread and galvanized the WNBA players.Thats what I am impressed about most, said Tamika Catchings, who spoke at the town hall. The fact that all 144 players in the WNBA came together on this issue and wanted to make sure their voices were heard. I think when you look at the power of African-American women and being able to step up and join causes and support other brothers, thats what its all about.While the WNBA is on break for August during the Olympics, the players will continue to try and come up with ideas to further show the importance of this issue. Just dont expect any sort of activism at the Olympics on the court. The International Olympics Committee frown upon any social activism displays, saying that the Games are not a place for proactive political or religious demonstrations.Right now, were focused on these two weeks, Diana Taurasi said. If it comes up, though, we wont shy away from it.Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.? Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
Jeff Teague will make $8. Adidas Garth Snow Jersey .8 million this coming NBA season, but the new Indiana Pacers point guard will not have to spend any of it on a new place to live. The 28-year-old Indianapolis native will be living with his parents next season.In an interview on Fox Sports 97.5 FM in Indianapolis on Wednesday, the hosts joked that it would be cool if Teague lived back at home and he responded that he is. They asked how long that would last and were surprised when he responded, the whole year.The former Atlanta Hawk went on to say, I bought a home here some years back, and when I re-signed back with Atlanta, I just decided that I was going to live in Atlanta. And I just gave the house to my mom and dad. And now, I sold my house in Atlanta, so Im moving back. So now Im gonna live in my old house with my mom and dad.He wont be staking a claim to a bedroom now that he is playing for the Pacers. He says hell be living in the basement.Things are not all bad for the point guard. He says hasnt had a curfew since he was 18 and wont have to cut the grass. His dad takes care of that. Cheap Islanders Jerseys China . Denis Coderre, the former federal MP who was elected mayor on Nov. 3, has drawn the ire of some Montreal Canadiens. During last nights game he tweeted: "Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to (minor-league) Hamilton for David Desharnais please. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points.  Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. http://www.cheapislandersjerseys.com/?tag=adidas-john-tavares-jersey .C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders bolstered their defensive line with the addition of Shawn Lemon on Sunday. Lemon shared team lead in sacks with six for the Edmonton Eskimos last season. The six-foot-one, 245-pound import DL added 16 tackles, two pass knockdowns, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in 11 starts. Calgary also signed import quarterback Jimmy Coy. Coy was the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics player of the year after a sttandout career at Saint Xavier University. Cheap New York Islanders Jerseys. The 6-0, 210-pound pivot ranked third in the United States with 3,427 passing yards last season despite missing two games with an injury. Coy also led the Cougars to a national title in 2011. Meanwhile, Calgary released import defensive lineman Kevin Dixon after he failed to pass his physical. The Stamps also placed import QB Ryan Perrilloux, who has passport issues, on the suspended list. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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