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CLEVELAND -- Tens of thousands of fans flocked to downtown Cleveland for a celebration. Adidas Gazelle Suomi .The Chicago Cubs crashed the party, beating the Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series to claim their first championship since 1908. The Indians now own the longest title drought in the majors at 68 years.When reliever Mike Montgomery recorded the final out in the 10th inning, Cubs fans became unglued, jumping for joy 350 miles away from their beloved Wrigley Field. Indians fans slowly headed for the exits after being forced to wait for next year yet again.It truly was an experience of a lifetime and it could have gone either way, all the way to the last pitch, said Brandon Rapp, 34, of Brunswick. Obviously, I wish the Indians would have won, but Im happy for the Cubs. My wife is from Chicago, so at least one of us is going home happy. For me, theres always next year.A boisterous sellout crowd -- nearly half of them rooting for Chicago -- packed Progressive Field an hour before the first pitch. Revelers also stood shoulder-to-shoulder at adjacent Gateway Plaza on the unseasonably warm evening, watching the game on large screens.Dueling chants between Indians and Cubs fans were prevalent in the early innings before the visitors built a 5-1 lead, then returned to a fever pitch when Rajai Davis hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.Just when all hope seemed lost, Davis hit that homer and you started to believe that the Cubs were still cursed, said Adam Daher, 27, of Lakewood. It felt like we had won, so when the Cubs won, it was like someone taking away something from Cleveland.Nearby bars filled up by late afternoon in advance of the 8 p.m. start, while a sizable number of Chicago partisans toured the citys arts district, Playhouse Square and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on the lakefront.After Chicago won the game in extra innings, their fans took over the majority of seats in the lower deck. Long before the Cubs were done celebrating on the field, the Indians team store closed for the night because customers were so sparse.The so-called Cleveland Curse was vanquished on June 19 when the Cavaliers won Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Golden State for the franchises initial championship. Prior to this summer, the 1964 Browns were the citys most recent title team.The Cavs winning was a life-changing experience, but this would have been the best day of my life, said Joseph Wiencek, 18, a mens basketball player at Washington & Jefferson College. Being here with my parents and sister made it very special because weve had season tickets for 25 years, but you would hope to come out on top at the end.The Indians have only won two World Series championships in 116 years in the American League. Adidas NMD R1 Alennus . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. Adidas NMD Ale .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. http://www.nmdhalvalla.com/adidas-nmd-r1-halvalla.html . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The USSSA Pride are one win from earning a third National Pro Fastpitch championship in the past four seasons. But if the leagues signature franchise is poised to be the story of the moment Monday at Rhoads Stadium, the story Sunday was the team it beat.That with a season on the line, the Chicago Bandits can be down but not out.That was the case when the sports greatest pitcher of the moment left for a landmark free-agent offer this spring. Monica Abbott, who became the sports first million-dollar player by signing a five-year contract with the Houston-area Scrap Yard Dawgs, brought an era to an end in Chicago with her exit. The road outside their softball-only stadium is named for former Bandits ace Jennie Finch, but its Abbott who led the team to its greatest glory.Yet her departure didnt end her former team.With a place in Sunday nights championship series opener on the line in an elimination game, and Abbott starting for the opposition for the third day in a row, the third-seeded Bandits collectively outdueled their former ace and her second-seeded teammates for a 2-1 win.That meant their season lives on even after a 3-1 loss against the Pride later in the day, the first game of a best-of-three championship round.The thing I love about this group is theres not an excuse, Bandits coach Michael Steuerwald said. We lost Monica. So what? We lost [other key veterans]. So what? Were young, we start a lot of rookies some days. So what? Were starting a [former Division II pitcher] today. So what?Theres never really an excuse for this group.Inclement weather in the Tuscaloosa area a day earlier forced changes to the schedule. Neither finalist in the championship series had been decided when the day began. The Pride played first and beat the Akron Racers 6-2 to sweep that best-of-three semifinal series. That left the Bandits and Dawgs to play a winner-take-all game after splitting the first two games of their series.The Dawgs started Abbott, whose 19 wins in her first season with the expansion franchise at least equaled the win total of any two other pitchers in the league in the regular season. The Bandits countered with Angel Bunner, a veteran who had one win in the regular season, and then rookie Shelby Turnier.The Bandits have long been the Prides foil in the league -- this will be their sixth meeting for the championship in the past seven seasons -- in part because they had Abbott but also because owner Bill Sokolis and general manager Aaron Moore were able to identify underrated talent and retain many of those players in a league that is often transient. Players like Brittany Cervantes, in her fifth season, and Danielle Zymkowitz, in her sixth. So it was that the Bandits played Sunday like a team that got used to winning when Abbott was around, not a team afraid it wouldnt be able to win without her.Scrap Yard was a remarkable success as an expansion team. It will contend for titles with Abbott around. But as its players lamented, it couldnt catch a break on Sunday. Those all seemed to go to the Bandits. And thats nothing new.I feel like I was such a ringleader in that group at some point for some of those things, Abbott said. And now theyre doing it against me. It was a little bit like déjà vu and ironic.Abbott suggested that Cervantes played with a chip on her shoulder. It wasnt a slight, instead sounding more like a compliment. And Cervantes agreed with the characterization. So many hitters are defeeated before they even step into the batters box against Abbott. Adidas Prophere Suomi. And to be sure, most Bandits left the box without much success. But from the opening inning, when Chicagos Taylor Edwards hit a sharp double, Cervantes walked, Amanda Kamekona beat out a dribbler of an infield single and Zymkowitz drove in Edwards with a grounder to the right side, the Bandits werent intimidated.I think we came into the series knowing who we were going to face the entire time, Cervantes said. I played with her for four years, some people for five. So we kind of knew certain things. We tried to just attack early and set the tone from the first inning.Two innings later, Zymkowitz lined a triple over a drawn-in outfield to drive in the second run.And right down to a seventh inning in which they essentially had to come up with five outs, the Bandits were given chances to falter. After the Prides Emilee Koerner led off the final frame with a single, the Bandits appeared to turn a clinical double play to put themselves on the brink of victory. But the umpire stood at home plate, left arm outstretched to signal that the catchers glove had contacted Emily Cranes bat. Instead of two outs and no runners on base, Turnier faced no outs with two runners on base.The extended inning, in turn, meant the final two batters to come to the plate were the two the Bandits least wanted to see: Nerissa Myers and Madison Shipman. With two outs, for real, Myers walked to load the bases. But Shipman hit a crisp liner to center for the final out.I told this group between games that I couldnt be more proud of them, the way they fought, Steuerwald said. Win or lose, if Shipman gets a base hit and we lose that game, I still would have been just as proud of this group for the way they competed.With less than an hour between the end of the game against the Dawgs and the first pitch of the championship series opener, the Bandits couldnt duplicate their bold opening.The Bandits stranded two runners in the top of the first inning. Then the Prides Megan Wiggins, in many ways the primary pot stirrer in the rivalry between the two franchises when she played for the Bandits, hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the first. Chelsea Goodacre followed with a solo home run an inning later to double the lead.Bandits starter Morgan Foley, who only months ago was pitching to NCAA Division II hitters for the University of Indianapolis, didnt fold in a high-pressure spot. The rookie even struck out league MVP Kelly Kretschman twice, but Lauren Chamberlains RBI single made it 3-0 in the third inning. Chicagos Kristen Brown pulled one run back on with a home run in the fifth inning off Pride starter Keilani Ricketts, but Ricketts and Jordan Taylor completed the pitching task.The Pride have their own story to tell of stepping up when many expected a step back. With the ageless Kretschman in the lineup but without the contributions of former Olympians like Cat Osterman, Natasha Watley and Andrea Duran, the Pride entrusted their success to a new generation.They then cruised to the best record in the regular season and are now poised to complete a dominant season, one in which they lead the league in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs, fewest errors, ERA and pitching strikeouts.What stands between them, as it so often has before, is a rival. ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- Tens of thousands of fans flocked to downtown Cleveland for a celebration. Adidas Gazelle Suomi .The Chicago Cubs crashed the party, beating the Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series to claim their first championship since 1908. The Indians now own the longest title drought in the majors at 68 years.When reliever Mike Montgomery recorded the final out in the 10th inning, Cubs fans became unglued, jumping for joy 350 miles away from their beloved Wrigley Field. Indians fans slowly headed for the exits after being forced to wait for next year yet again.It truly was an experience of a lifetime and it could have gone either way, all the way to the last pitch, said Brandon Rapp, 34, of Brunswick. Obviously, I wish the Indians would have won, but Im happy for the Cubs. My wife is from Chicago, so at least one of us is going home happy. For me, theres always next year.A boisterous sellout crowd -- nearly half of them rooting for Chicago -- packed Progressive Field an hour before the first pitch. Revelers also stood shoulder-to-shoulder at adjacent Gateway Plaza on the unseasonably warm evening, watching the game on large screens.Dueling chants between Indians and Cubs fans were prevalent in the early innings before the visitors built a 5-1 lead, then returned to a fever pitch when Rajai Davis hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.Just when all hope seemed lost, Davis hit that homer and you started to believe that the Cubs were still cursed, said Adam Daher, 27, of Lakewood. It felt like we had won, so when the Cubs won, it was like someone taking away something from Cleveland.Nearby bars filled up by late afternoon in advance of the 8 p.m. start, while a sizable number of Chicago partisans toured the citys arts district, Playhouse Square and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on the lakefront.After Chicago won the game in extra innings, their fans took over the majority of seats in the lower deck. Long before the Cubs were done celebrating on the field, the Indians team store closed for the night because customers were so sparse.The so-called Cleveland Curse was vanquished on June 19 when the Cavaliers won Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Golden State for the franchises initial championship. Prior to this summer, the 1964 Browns were the citys most recent title team.The Cavs winning was a life-changing experience, but this would have been the best day of my life, said Joseph Wiencek, 18, a mens basketball player at Washington & Jefferson College. Being here with my parents and sister made it very special because weve had season tickets for 25 years, but you would hope to come out on top at the end.The Indians have only won two World Series championships in 116 years in the American League. Adidas NMD R1 Alennus . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. Adidas NMD Ale .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. http://www.nmdhalvalla.com/adidas-nmd-r1-halvalla.html . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The USSSA Pride are one win from earning a third National Pro Fastpitch championship in the past four seasons. But if the leagues signature franchise is poised to be the story of the moment Monday at Rhoads Stadium, the story Sunday was the team it beat.That with a season on the line, the Chicago Bandits can be down but not out.That was the case when the sports greatest pitcher of the moment left for a landmark free-agent offer this spring. Monica Abbott, who became the sports first million-dollar player by signing a five-year contract with the Houston-area Scrap Yard Dawgs, brought an era to an end in Chicago with her exit. The road outside their softball-only stadium is named for former Bandits ace Jennie Finch, but its Abbott who led the team to its greatest glory.Yet her departure didnt end her former team.With a place in Sunday nights championship series opener on the line in an elimination game, and Abbott starting for the opposition for the third day in a row, the third-seeded Bandits collectively outdueled their former ace and her second-seeded teammates for a 2-1 win.That meant their season lives on even after a 3-1 loss against the Pride later in the day, the first game of a best-of-three championship round.The thing I love about this group is theres not an excuse, Bandits coach Michael Steuerwald said. We lost Monica. So what? We lost [other key veterans]. So what? Were young, we start a lot of rookies some days. So what? Were starting a [former Division II pitcher] today. So what?Theres never really an excuse for this group.Inclement weather in the Tuscaloosa area a day earlier forced changes to the schedule. Neither finalist in the championship series had been decided when the day began. The Pride played first and beat the Akron Racers 6-2 to sweep that best-of-three semifinal series. That left the Bandits and Dawgs to play a winner-take-all game after splitting the first two games of their series.The Dawgs started Abbott, whose 19 wins in her first season with the expansion franchise at least equaled the win total of any two other pitchers in the league in the regular season. The Bandits countered with Angel Bunner, a veteran who had one win in the regular season, and then rookie Shelby Turnier.The Bandits have long been the Prides foil in the league -- this will be their sixth meeting for the championship in the past seven seasons -- in part because they had Abbott but also because owner Bill Sokolis and general manager Aaron Moore were able to identify underrated talent and retain many of those players in a league that is often transient. Players like Brittany Cervantes, in her fifth season, and Danielle Zymkowitz, in her sixth. So it was that the Bandits played Sunday like a team that got used to winning when Abbott was around, not a team afraid it wouldnt be able to win without her.Scrap Yard was a remarkable success as an expansion team. It will contend for titles with Abbott around. But as its players lamented, it couldnt catch a break on Sunday. Those all seemed to go to the Bandits. And thats nothing new.I feel like I was such a ringleader in that group at some point for some of those things, Abbott said. And now theyre doing it against me. It was a little bit like déjà vu and ironic.Abbott suggested that Cervantes played with a chip on her shoulder. It wasnt a slight, instead sounding more like a compliment. And Cervantes agreed with the characterization. So many hitters are defeeated before they even step into the batters box against Abbott. Adidas Prophere Suomi. And to be sure, most Bandits left the box without much success. But from the opening inning, when Chicagos Taylor Edwards hit a sharp double, Cervantes walked, Amanda Kamekona beat out a dribbler of an infield single and Zymkowitz drove in Edwards with a grounder to the right side, the Bandits werent intimidated.I think we came into the series knowing who we were going to face the entire time, Cervantes said. I played with her for four years, some people for five. So we kind of knew certain things. We tried to just attack early and set the tone from the first inning.Two innings later, Zymkowitz lined a triple over a drawn-in outfield to drive in the second run.And right down to a seventh inning in which they essentially had to come up with five outs, the Bandits were given chances to falter. After the Prides Emilee Koerner led off the final frame with a single, the Bandits appeared to turn a clinical double play to put themselves on the brink of victory. But the umpire stood at home plate, left arm outstretched to signal that the catchers glove had contacted Emily Cranes bat. Instead of two outs and no runners on base, Turnier faced no outs with two runners on base.The extended inning, in turn, meant the final two batters to come to the plate were the two the Bandits least wanted to see: Nerissa Myers and Madison Shipman. With two outs, for real, Myers walked to load the bases. But Shipman hit a crisp liner to center for the final out.I told this group between games that I couldnt be more proud of them, the way they fought, Steuerwald said. Win or lose, if Shipman gets a base hit and we lose that game, I still would have been just as proud of this group for the way they competed.With less than an hour between the end of the game against the Dawgs and the first pitch of the championship series opener, the Bandits couldnt duplicate their bold opening.The Bandits stranded two runners in the top of the first inning. Then the Prides Megan Wiggins, in many ways the primary pot stirrer in the rivalry between the two franchises when she played for the Bandits, hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the first. Chelsea Goodacre followed with a solo home run an inning later to double the lead.Bandits starter Morgan Foley, who only months ago was pitching to NCAA Division II hitters for the University of Indianapolis, didnt fold in a high-pressure spot. The rookie even struck out league MVP Kelly Kretschman twice, but Lauren Chamberlains RBI single made it 3-0 in the third inning. Chicagos Kristen Brown pulled one run back on with a home run in the fifth inning off Pride starter Keilani Ricketts, but Ricketts and Jordan Taylor completed the pitching task.The Pride have their own story to tell of stepping up when many expected a step back. With the ageless Kretschman in the lineup but without the contributions of former Olympians like Cat Osterman, Natasha Watley and Andrea Duran, the Pride entrusted their success to a new generation.They then cruised to the best record in the regular season and are now poised to complete a dominant season, one in which they lead the league in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs, fewest errors, ERA and pitching strikeouts.What stands between them, as it so often has before, is a rival. ' ' ' 
CINCINNATI -- The Reds saw this ending way too many times all season. Replica Vapormax China .One strike away from finishing off the Cubs, Raisel Iglesias gave up a go-ahead double by Matt Szczur and a homer by Miguel Montero as Chicago rallied for a 7-4 victory on Sunday, ending Cincinnatis season in a fitting way.The bullpen has let them down right from the start.After Iglesias (3-2) retired the first two batters in the ninth, Chicago pulled ahead with a walk, a single and Szczurs double. Monteros homer was a major league record 103rd allowed by Reds relievers.The Reds blew 25 of their 53 save opportunities during the season, trying a variety of players in the closers role without much success.Thats the lessons of the position, manager Bryan Price said. You dont put a young guy in that situation without expecting a challenge.The Reds finished 68-94. Combined with last years 98 losses, its the first time theyve had back-to-back 90-loss seasons since 1933-34. Attendance at Great American Ball Park was 1,894,085, a significant drop from the 2.4 million they drew last season while hosting the All-Star Game.What matters is how we utilize 2016 to be better in 2017 and 2018 and 2019 and get more fans in the stands, Price said.The Cubs dominated the Reds all season, winning 15 of their 19 games. The comeback on Sunday gave them 103 wins overall for the season.Chicago headed back to Wrigley Field for its first playoff game on Friday against the winner of the NL wild-card game.The Cubs led the majors with their most victories since 1910. Thats no longer the reference point, however. The postseason focus is 1908, the last time they won a World Series.The final series at Great American Ball Park was more about personal milestones. Jon Lester failed to get his 20th win on Saturday, and Kyle Hendricks finished as the ERA leader at 2.13 on Sunday despite a ragged performance. He gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, forcing in one run with a bases-loaded walk.Hendricks hadnt allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last 22 starts. He came into the game with a 1.99 ERA, hoping to become the third Cubs pitcher in the last 96 years to finish below 2.00.The meaningful statistic now: Hendricks 1.32 ERA at Wrigley Field this season, the best home ERA in the majors.Justin Grimm (2-1) retired the one batter he faced for the win. Carl Edwards Jr. got his second save.Cincinnatis Joey Votto singled in four at-bats, giving him a .408 average since the All-Star break. Hes the first player in the majors to bat .400 after the break since Ichiro Suzuki hit .429 in 2004.HONORING ROSSThe Reds showed a video from David Ross days in Cincinnati on the videoboard in the middle of the first inning, honoring the Cubs catcher who will retire after the season. Fans gave him a standing ovation, and he waved his cap from the dugout railing.STATSThe last two Cubs pitchers with ERAs below 2.00 were Grover Cleveland Alexander (1.91) in 1920 and Jake Arrieta (1.77) last year. ... The Cubs hit 42 homers against the Reds this season, the most by any team against Cincinnati. ... Reds pitchers allowed 258 homers overall, shattering the previous mark. The previous NL record was 239 by the 2001 Rockies.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: Jorge Soler was in left field after missing a week with a sore right side. He went 0 for 2 with a walk.Reds: 2B Brandon Phillips missed the last five games with a bruised left hand.UP NEXTCubs: Await the winner of Wednesdays NL wild-card playoff game hosted by the Mets against San Francisco. Manager Joe Maddon hasnt announced his pitching rotation for the playoffs, although its likely to start with Lester. Chicago will work out on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Reds: Price got a one-year contract extension on Friday, answering the biggest offseason question.---Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay Vapormax Off White Fake . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. Vapormax Wholesale . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.outletvapormaxireland.com/ . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. ALBANY, N.Y. -- Marquis Wright tied a career-high with 31 points, Brett Bisping had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Siena beat Cornell 89-78 on Sunday.Wright was 9 of 18 from the field, including 4 of 8 from distance, and made all but two of his 11 free-throw attempts for his second career 30-plus-point game. Bisping was 8-of-11 shooting and made all three of his 3-pointers.Wright iced it with two free throws with 79 seconds left to snap Sienas four-game losing streak in season openers.Nico Clareth added 144 points and Javion Ogunyemi had 13 points for Siena, which made 11 3-pointers. Cheap Vapormax Plus. Wright became the 42nd player in program history to join the 1,000-point club.Siena closed the first half on a 27-8 run to take a 48-34 lead.Stone Gettings and Matt Morgan each scored 16 points for Cornell (0-2). Robert Hatter had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Morgan added eight rebounds. ' ' ' 
Sergio Garcias remarkable scrambling ability was evident on the second day of the DP World Tour Championship as he produced a contender for par of the season. Randy Dobnak Twins Jersey . Garcia was cruising on eight under for the tournament after rolling in his fourth birdie putt of the day at the 11th, but he looked likely to undo much of his fine early work with a dreadful tee shot off the next tee. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price The Spaniard hit a shocking duck-hook with his driver that veered into some dense shrubbery and, although his ball was located, there was no way to get it back in play without taking a penalty drop. He had just enough clearance to drop into the open, albeit not onto anything resembling grass, but he defied a restricted backswing to hit a high draw and find the front right portion of the green. Sergio Garcia celebrated a career four on the 12th in Dubai And, moments after he appeared to be staring a double-bogey full in the face, Garcia rolled the huge putt into the centre of the cup to salvage an entertaining par-four, and he went on to complete a 67 to earn a share of the halfway lead.Obviously I didnt hit a good tee shot on 12, he said afterwards. I was fortunate a guy from the crowd found it for me and I was able to drop outside the bush. I hit a really good shot from there with a seven-iron and made a really nice putt. It was one of those career fours!Watch the video above to see Garcia make one of the most entertaining pars of the European Tour season, and dont miss the conclusion to the European Tour season over the weekend on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! 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SEATTLE -- One of the most anticipated pitching matchups of the season happened in April and is about to take place again at Safeco Field.Anticipated in Japan, anyway.Japanese pitching stars Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees and Seattles Hisashi Iwakuma, former teammates with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japans Pacific League, will go at it again after Tanaka and the Yankees beat Iwakuma and the Mariners 4-3 in April.Iwakuma was something of a mentor to Tanaka in Japan, as he was the ace of the staff when Tanaka joined the Golden Eagles out of high school. Now their roles have reversed, as Tanaka is one of baseballs most popular Japanese imports while Iwakuma has quietly toiled in Felix Hernandezs shadow for most of his five major league seasons.Numbers-wise, theyre very similar this season. Tanaka (10-4, 3.24 ERA) has won three starts in a row and is living up to his billing, while Iwakuma (14-8, 3.78 ERA) has been a pleasant surprise after being cast off by the Dodgers due to injury concerns last winter.Theyve both come a long way since their April duel, which left Tanaka saying he was just extremely satisfied being able to get that win.The stakes are a little higher this time around, as the Yankees (64-61) try to make one last push to climb back into playoff contention and the Mariners (67-58) try to stay there. New Yorks 5-1 win on Tuesday night left Seattle two games back in the American League wild-card race.Its really important for us to win the series tomorrow, Mariners manageer Scott Servais said late Tuesday night. Randy Dobnak Jersey. Weve had a pretty good homestand, weve swung the bats well, its just that (Tuesday starter CC Sabathia) got to us.With just 37 games remaining, and two upcoming series against the AL West-leading Rangers, the Mariners cant afford to lose many more games against non-contenders if theyre going to stay in the wild-card race.Every game is big for us, especially when youre behind other teams, said Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, a former Yankee. You want to keep winning, battling.The Yankees have even less gray area when it comes to winning games down the stretch.Tuesdays win put them five games back in the wild-card race, so theyre skating on thin ice.Many people thought New Yorks chances at the postseason were dashed when the team started trading veterans like Carlos Beltran and Aroldis Chapman, but the young Yankees have surprised people with a respectable 12-9 record in August. Young prospects like catcher Gary Sanchez and outfielder Aaron Judge have come in and given the Yankees new life despite their slim postseason chances.Its exciting, veteran pitcher CC Sabathia said of the Yankees resurgence. Its fun. You want to watch Sanchez hit every time. You want to watch Judge hit every time. Its been a lot of fun, and its fun to be around the clubhouse.The Yankees have an off day Thursday after the afternoon game. ' ' ' 
CINCINNATI -- The Reds saw this ending way too many times all season. Replica Vapormax China .One strike away from finishing off the Cubs, Raisel Iglesias gave up a go-ahead double by Matt Szczur and a homer by Miguel Montero as Chicago rallied for a 7-4 victory on Sunday, ending Cincinnatis season in a fitting way.The bullpen has let them down right from the start.After Iglesias (3-2) retired the first two batters in the ninth, Chicago pulled ahead with a walk, a single and Szczurs double. Monteros homer was a major league record 103rd allowed by Reds relievers.The Reds blew 25 of their 53 save opportunities during the season, trying a variety of players in the closers role without much success.Thats the lessons of the position, manager Bryan Price said. You dont put a young guy in that situation without expecting a challenge.The Reds finished 68-94. Combined with last years 98 losses, its the first time theyve had back-to-back 90-loss seasons since 1933-34. Attendance at Great American Ball Park was 1,894,085, a significant drop from the 2.4 million they drew last season while hosting the All-Star Game.What matters is how we utilize 2016 to be better in 2017 and 2018 and 2019 and get more fans in the stands, Price said.The Cubs dominated the Reds all season, winning 15 of their 19 games. The comeback on Sunday gave them 103 wins overall for the season.Chicago headed back to Wrigley Field for its first playoff game on Friday against the winner of the NL wild-card game.The Cubs led the majors with their most victories since 1910. Thats no longer the reference point, however. The postseason focus is 1908, the last time they won a World Series.The final series at Great American Ball Park was more about personal milestones. Jon Lester failed to get his 20th win on Saturday, and Kyle Hendricks finished as the ERA leader at 2.13 on Sunday despite a ragged performance. He gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, forcing in one run with a bases-loaded walk.Hendricks hadnt allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last 22 starts. He came into the game with a 1.99 ERA, hoping to become the third Cubs pitcher in the last 96 years to finish below 2.00.The meaningful statistic now: Hendricks 1.32 ERA at Wrigley Field this season, the best home ERA in the majors.Justin Grimm (2-1) retired the one batter he faced for the win. Carl Edwards Jr. got his second save.Cincinnatis Joey Votto singled in four at-bats, giving him a .408 average since the All-Star break. Hes the first player in the majors to bat .400 after the break since Ichiro Suzuki hit .429 in 2004.HONORING ROSSThe Reds showed a video from David Ross days in Cincinnati on the videoboard in the middle of the first inning, honoring the Cubs catcher who will retire after the season. Fans gave him a standing ovation, and he waved his cap from the dugout railing.STATSThe last two Cubs pitchers with ERAs below 2.00 were Grover Cleveland Alexander (1.91) in 1920 and Jake Arrieta (1.77) last year. ... The Cubs hit 42 homers against the Reds this season, the most by any team against Cincinnati. ... Reds pitchers allowed 258 homers overall, shattering the previous mark. The previous NL record was 239 by the 2001 Rockies.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: Jorge Soler was in left field after missing a week with a sore right side. He went 0 for 2 with a walk.Reds: 2B Brandon Phillips missed the last five games with a bruised left hand.UP NEXTCubs: Await the winner of Wednesdays NL wild-card playoff game hosted by the Mets against San Francisco. Manager Joe Maddon hasnt announced his pitching rotation for the playoffs, although its likely to start with Lester. 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Bisping was 8-of-11 shooting and made all three of his 3-pointers.Wright iced it with two free throws with 79 seconds left to snap Sienas four-game losing streak in season openers.Nico Clareth added 144 points and Javion Ogunyemi had 13 points for Siena, which made 11 3-pointers. Cheap Vapormax Plus. Wright became the 42nd player in program history to join the 1,000-point club.Siena closed the first half on a 27-8 run to take a 48-34 lead.Stone Gettings and Matt Morgan each scored 16 points for Cornell (0-2). Robert Hatter had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Morgan added eight rebounds. ' ' ' 
CLEVELAND -- Brandon Weedens goals were to manage the game, not make any mistakes and keep Clevelands offence going forward. Myydään Adidas NMD . He did much more than that. Weeden made coach Rob Chudzinskis debut a success, and the second-year quarterback may have stopped any controversy before it started. Weeden threw a touchdown pass and led Cleveland on two scoring drives, and Travis Benjamin returned a punt 91 yards for a TD as the Browns won Chudzinskis first exhibition game, 27-19 over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. By going 10 of 13 for 112 yards, Weeden provided a performance that should help end any talk of a quarterback competition in Cleveland and silence some of his critics. Chudzinski has not yet chosen his starter, but Weeden did everything he needed to secure the job. "I thought he did a good job." Chudzinski said. "He looked calm. We had good drives and he was a good part of it." Weeden hooked up with running back Dion Lewis, starting for Trent Richardson, for a 2-yard TD on the first play of the second quarter. St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford threw a 3-yard TD pass to Chris Givens as Rams coach Jeff Fisher left his starting offence in after Benjamins runback made it 17-0. Bradford went 5 of 8 for 102 yards, including 59 on a deep ball over the middle to Givens. Greg Zuerlein kicked field goals of 54 and 55 yards for the Rams, one of the NFLs youngest teams still going through growing pains. "The first game is never an indication of where youre at, because theres so many different things going on," Fisher said. "We had one period to prepare for them, and thats certainly not enough considering what they were doing defensively." The Browns are counting on Weeden to take a major step following an up-and-down rookie year. Chudzinski and new co-ordinator Norv Turner have tailored Clevelands offence to better suit Weeden, who has won over his teammates with his work ethic during the off-season. Now, all the soon-to-be 30-year-old has to do is convince skeptical Cleveland fans that he can be the man. This was an ideal start. "I thought for the most I made good decisions tonight," Weeden said. "But Ive still got a long ways to go." Weeden was composed as he led the Browns to 10 points on their first two possessions. He went 5 of 8 on Clevelands first drive, which included wide receiver Greg Little -- a former basketball player -- making a leaping catch of a pass that deflected off tight end Jordan Camerons facemask. Brian Bogotays 25-yard field goal gave Cleveland a 3-0 lead. "I dont know if I scared Jordan or what, but I hit him right between the eyes," Weeden said. Weeden was even better the second time the Browns got the ball. He completed all five passes, connecting on a 30-yard crossing route to Cameron before capping the drive with his TD strike to Lewis, who juked Rams rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree before hauling in Weedens throw. Clevelands revamped offence clicked even without Richardson, kept out as a precaution as he recovers from a shin injury. Weeden saw plenty of progress. "We manoeuvred well," he said. "We didnt have any penalties. We didnt do anything to move backwards. We were moving forward. For the first game out, I think we did some good things." Benjamin gave the Browns reason to believe they wont miss spectacular return specialist Josh Cribbs, who signed with Oakland. With Cleveland leading 10-0, Benjamin backpedaled and caught a punt at his 9. He broke toward the left sideline, picked up a couple blocks, one by rookie Barkevious Mingo, and went untouched to the end zone. "Freaky fast," Weeden said, describing Benjamin. "Hes got stupid speed." Fisher wasnt happy to see Benjamin streak by. "Its that classic out-kick-your-coverage type thing," Fisher said. "Im glad it happened in the preseason rather than the regular season." There were other moments Fisher doesnt hope to see repeated. Running back Isaiah Pead fumbled away St. Louis first possession at Clevelands 26, and the Rams defence did little to slow Weeden. St. Louis, though, did bounce back nicely after Benjamins return. Givens got behind reserve cornerback Trevin Wade to haul in Bradfords beautifully lofted throw. Two plays later, the pair connected again for a score that pleased Fisher -- even if it came against Browns backups. "A little frustrating on the first drive," Bradford said. "We put something together, had a nice third-down conversion and we were moving the ball, and to turn it over in scoring position is always a little bit frustrating. But, its nice to finish the night with a touchdown." NOTES: Mingo had a sack nullified by a tripping penalty, and the first-round pick showed his exceptional speed off the edge on several rushes. ... Rams RT Rodger Saffold injured his shoulder on St. Louis second play and did not return. X-rays were negative. ... Givens finished with three catches for 82 yards. ... Browns CB Chris Owens, competing with Buster Skrine for a starting job, was a late scratch with a foot injury. He is not expected to miss significant time. ... Rams rookie WR Tavon Austin did not have a catch, but dropped a third-down pass in the second quarter. ... Browns WR Josh Gordon, suspended for the first two regular-season games, had two catches for 27 yards. Myydään Adidas NMD R1 . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Adidas Continental 80 Suomi . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. http://www.nmdhalvalla.com/adidas-deerupt-halvalla.html .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. Parramatta say they have no fears of Corey Norman slipping through their net in the wake of Jarryd Haynes defection to Gold Coast.Hayne signed a two-year NRL deal reportedly worth $2.4 million with the Titans and cited backroom uncertainty resulting from the salary cap scandal as a key factor, although the Eels insisted they simply couldnt match that sort of money.Coach Brad Arthur says there is no chance of the clubs administrative upheaval spoiling talks with off-contract playmaking star Norman and he expects him to remain next year.Coreys committed to the club, were committed to Corey, Arthur said on Thursday.We need to get some clarity around the salary cap.But at the end of the day our offer (to Hayne) couldnt cut it with Gold Coast - its simple. I dont have a problem with it. Jarryds a big boy and hes got to do whats best for him and Ive got to do whats best for the team.The Eels offer tto Hayne eventually fell short of what he had been offered by the Titans by $500,000 per season. Adidas NMD R2 Suomi. Parramattas interim administrator Max Donnelly and Arthur refused to up their offer for fear of having to offload players and upsetting team harmony.With the likes of superstar winger Semi Radradra, Clint Gutherson, Manu Mau, Tepai Moeroa and Brad Takairangi - all of whom Arthur described as priority signings - off contract at the end of 2017, it left the club with little wiggle room.Theyre important to me, theyre important to this club and there was no way in the world I was going to run the risk of losing those guys, Arthur said.Arthur said the club was possibly in the market for a specialist halfback with veteran Jeff Robson mulling over retirement plans. ' ' ' 
HELSINKI, Finland -- Reigning champion Russia lost for the second time in two days at the ice hockey world championships, going down 3-2 to Finland on Friday due largely to goalie Antti Raantas 34 saves. Fake Shoes For Sale . Finlands Petri Kontiola scored at 3:22 and 17:21 in the first period. He has five goals and four assists in five games. Juhamatti Aaltonen made it 3-1 in a power play at 16 minutes in the second, on an assist by Janne Pesonen. Raanta was dominant after the Russians drew to within a goal when star forward Ilya Kovalchuk scored at 1:48 in the second period with his teams goalie pulled. Kovalchuk was ejected with a couple of seconds remaining after knocking down Pesonen with a right hook. On Thursday, Russia was beaten 2-1 by France in the biggest upset of the tournament. Bernhard Starkbaum made 42 saves before stopping all 3 shots in the shootout, and Austria beat 2012 runner-up Slovakia 2-1 earlier Friday. Austrias Thomas Vanek was the only player to score in a shootout ended by Starkbaums save to deny Miroslav Satan. Slovakia, France, Austria and Germany can all advance to the playoffs in Helsinki. In Stockholm, Zbynek Michalek and Jiri Novotny scored on power plays in the third period and the Czech Republic beat Slovenia 4-2. Jiri Hudler also found the net on a power play for the Czechs, tying the game at 2-2 in the second period with his fourth goal in five games. Czech goalie Ondrej Pavelec played for the second time and made 23 saves. Clearance Shoes . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. Discount Shoes . Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar. 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Placed on a line with Paajarvi, whom he played with in Edmonton, and Berglund, they totaled five points against the Wild.I was nervous a little bit, the first time to play in this building with a new team, it does add a little pressure, Yakupov said. But I think we did pretty good as a line, had a good couple of shifts and got our legs going.Yakupov put the Blues ahead 2-1 on his first career slap shot goal at 12:36 of the second. The shot went off Devan Dubnyks glove and floated over his shoulder into the net.Hes got a great wrister, but obviously the slapper was a good one today, Paajarvi said. Hes quick and his shot is quick.Dubnyk didnt see the shot off the blade.It was right at my ear so I caught a pretty good piece of it and anytime you get a piece of something you would like to have a little bit more of it, Dubnyk said. I was happy with where I was on the play and next time Ill catch it.Yakupov found Paajarvi as the last man on a 3-on-2 rush to give the Blues a 3-1 lead early in the third.I had a decision where Im going to shoot or I have to find a seam, Yakupov said. I think I made a really good decision to pass to Maggy. Sometimes you have to take risks to make a new step.Steens goaal came off an unintended assist by Robby Fabbri, who had lost control of the puck while making a move to the net. Shoes China. Steen snapped the loose puck past Dubnyk to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.The Blues outshot the Wild 14-2 in the first period, but Allen came up big on the Wilds first shot of the game making a pad save on a short-handed partial break by Jason Zucker just over eight minutes into the game.Some moments where I didnt have shots for 10 minutes and then I get a break away, but thats my job to be ready when they come after me, said Allen, who was playing in his first home opener.Suter drew the Wild even three minutes into the second period. A turnover by Kevin Shattenkirk allowed Suter to break in and after Allen made the initial save he was able to bury the rebound.Allen kept the game even robbing Eric Staal on a breakaway seven minutes into the second period. Allen came up big five minutes later when Staal found Zach Parise alone in the slot on a 2-on-1.Dubnyk had 28 saves.Game notes Blues F Jaden Schwartz (elbow) missed his second game. ... Blues associate coach Mike Yeo went 173-132-44 as the Wilds head coach from 2011 until last February. ... Blues assistant coach Rick Wilson was an assistant with Minnesota from 2010 through the end of last season. ... Wild assistant coach Scott Stevens played for the Blues in the 1990-91 season. ... The Blues are celebrating their 50th season and five members of their inaugural team -- Fred Hucul, Bill McCreary, Norm Beaudin, Larry Keenan and Bob Plager -- took part in the pregame ceremony.UP NEXT:Wild: Have their home opener against Winnipeg on Saturday at 6 p.m.Blues: Host the New York Rangers on Saturday at 7 p.m. ' ' ' ... Daniel Descalso (shoulder) returned to the lineup after he went head-first into the wall Thursday.UP NEXTMarlins: RHP Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.54 ERA) held the Cardinals to two runs in six strong innings in his Marlins debut.Colorado: RHP Chad Bettis (9-6, 5.16 ERA) was 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA in July. ' ' ' 
Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions Arsenal have already fallen behind Tottenham in North Londons balance of power and believes his young team will improve next season. Wholesale Black Friday Shoes . The Gunners remain six points behind second-placed Spurs, albeit with a game in hand, and are widely considered to be out of the race for this seasons Premier League title. Arsene Wenger doesnt think Jack Wilshere is ready to play for Arsenal against Crystal Palace on Super Sunday The possibility of Spurs finishing higher than them in the league for the first time since Wengers appointment in 1996 is distinct. And given Spurs youth and the likelihood they will be strengthened further by qualifying for the Champions League, indications are that Wengers Arsenal may have finally fallen behind their bitter rivals.Wenger insisted he remains hopeful of catching them during their final six league fixtures of the season, however, and also implied that their respective records during the past 18 years mean one superior league campaign changes little.First of all, we are not behind yet, he said ahead of his sides Super Sunday game with Crystal Palace, live on Sky Sports.Tottenham have been 18 years behind us, they survived you know, so lets be realistic.If Leicester win on Sunday, it doesnt change the fact that we have absolutely to win our game. Lets prepare for that, no matter what the result of Leicester is. Alex Iwobi has impressed since breaking into the Gunners first team Leicester can still drop points on Sunday [at home to West Ham in the opening match of Super Sunday].During a disappointing second half of the season, Arsenal have been eliminated from the FA Cup and Champions League and fallen 13 points behind Leicester.Alex Iwobi and January signing Mohamed Elneny have impressed in that time, though, and Wenger has revealed he expects his side to continue to develop.The manager believes strengthening his present squad will prove difficult and - despite being criticised for signing only Petr Cech last summer, and amid reports he intends to overhaul his team - he plans to retain Arsenals present core of players. You cannot dismiss the players. We spoke about Iwobi, hes 19 years of age, Elneny 23, [Francis] Coquelin 24 - they will be stronger, the Frenchman added.You need to keep a core of players and strengthen where we can, but the team is going the right way. Its at the moment difficult for us to accept were not completely there, but you have to accept that.If you look at the top three, youll see that the teams have not changed a lot.We have to strengthen, but it is not obvious, despite the money the English clubs will have, to find the players who will strengthen your squad.We will of course work very hard to do that and we are already working, but we have to find the players. Its not easy. Arsene Wenger thinks the Premier League have set a dangerous precedent by preventing Kevin Friend from refereeing Tottenhams next game I will judge (Elneny) at the end of the season, but for sure hes had a big impact, much bigger than expected because usually a guy comes in, it takes him a few months to adapt, and him and Iwobi had a big impact on the quality of our game.Watch Arsenal v Crystal Palace on Super Sunday. Coverage begins on Sky Sports 1 HD at 3:30pm, after Leicester v West Ham. 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DENVER -- Martin Prado was happy to supply the big hit in the Miami Marlins comeback victory on Friday night.Not just happy for his team. He was happy for second baseman Dee Gordon, whod made a costly error in the prior inning that nearly cost the Marlins.Prado hit a go-ahead, two-run single during a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent Miami over the Colorado Rockies 5-3 in a matchup of NL wild-card contenders.After a throwing error by Gordon helped the Rockies score three times in the eighth, the Marlins bounced back.To be able to come back and pick someone up -- this is why were playing a game as a team, Prado said. Thats the mentality were creating with this group of guys.Miami ended a three-game losing skid and stayed even with St. Louis for the second wild-card spot, with Colorado falling four games behind.Its fun, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Were trying to win every day, (the Rockies) need to win every day -- were very similar clubs in my mind that were both experiencing a shot at getting in the playoffs for the first time in a while.Marlins pinch-hitter Ichiro Suzuki struck out on three pitches and remained two hits away from 3,000. He is in an 0-for-11 slump.The first three Marlins reached base in the ninth as Adeiny Hechavarrias RBI single cut the lead to 3-2 against closer Carlos Estevez (2-6). Prado singled with the bases loaded and Christian Yelich added a sacrifice fly.My fastball wasnt there, my command wasnt there, Estevez said. Every pitch I throw I want to have my command. Today I didnt.Brian Ellington (2-1) finished out the eighth and A.J. Ramos recorded his 32nd save in 34 chances.DJ LeMahieu had four hits for Colorado. Carlos Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games and David Dahl hit safely in his 11th consecutive game in the majors.The Rockies took a 3-1 lead in the eighth. 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With the (Sunday) day game, it could be a better chance, but it really would depend on how (Marcell) Ozuna looks and how Giancarlo (Stanton) looks.TRAINERS ROOMMarlins: 1B Justin Bour (ankle) will not to return from the 15-day disabled until after the Marlins complete their three-game series in Colorado. ... RHP Bryan Morris (back), who is on the 60-day DL, will not return to the Marlins until September at the earliest, Mattingly said.Rockies: Gonzalez started after missing Thursday with a sprained left ankle. ... Daniel Descalso (shoulder) returned to the lineup after he went head-first into the wall Thursday.UP NEXTMarlins: RHP Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.54 ERA) held the Cardinals to two runs in six strong innings in his Marlins debut.Colorado: RHP Chad Bettis (9-6, 5.16 ERA) was 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA in July. ' ' ' 
SAN DIEGO -- Hoisting the trophy and spraying champagne will be nice, for sure, for the crew that wins the Americas Cup World Series. Steph Curry Shoes From China .Even sweeter will be the two bonus points that can help jumpstart that team when the fleet reconvenes in Bermuda next summer for the elimination rounds.The ninth and final stop of the ACWS will be sailed this weekend in Fukuoka, Japan. The winner of the overall series will earn two bonus points to carry into the qualifiers in June, while the second-place team will earn one bonus point.Thats a significant bonus to take forward, said British sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie, whose Land Rover BAR team holds the overall series lead with 437 points, 14 better than two-time defending Americas Cup champion Oracle Team USA.Emirates Team New Zealand, the hard-luck loser to Oracle in the 2013 Americas Cup, is three points back in third, with 420.SoftBank Team Japan is fourth with 399, followed by Artemis Racing of Sweden with 391 and Groupama Team France with 360.Ainslie, who was knighted a few months after winning his fourth straight Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Games, said Land Rover BAR has been motivated by the bonus points and because its a new team fighting for the oldest trophy in international sports.Its been a huge amount of work, Ainslie said. Ive never worked this hard in my life. Its been massively rewarding for all of us for what weve achieved in a short amount of time. But were just starting. Our goal is to build a sustainable business in the UK with the core goal of winning the Americas Cup. We know it will be a huge battle next summer in Bermuda. If were not able to win the Cup next time, were going to keep going. We set this up to keep going until we get the job done.Ainslie would love to become the first Englishman to hoist the Americas Cup in victory. After losing the trophy to the schooner America in 1851, the Brits have never been able to win it back.Its huge, Ainslie said. For us, we have a very proud sporting heritage. Thats the one sporting trophy weve never won.The two bonus points will essentially represent two wins in the double round-robin qualifiers. In a break with tradition, the defender, Oracle, will sail against the challengers in that series.If a challenger wins the qualifiers and ultimately advances to the Americas Cup match, it will begin with a one-point advantage. Likewise, if Oracle, owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison, wins the qualifiers, it will begin the first-to-seven match with a one-point lead.After the qualifiers, the top four challengers will advance to the playoffs consisting of semifinals and finals to determine which team faces Oracle in the Americas Cup match.Ainslie said that one-point bonus for the Americas Cup match would be a nice helping hand.It certainly is our approach that its definitely worth fighting for, he said.Land Rover BAR has won three of the eight ACWS stops, with one second and two thirds.Oracle has yet to win a stop on the series, although it has four second-place finishes and two thirds.However, Oracle was last in the previous ACWS stop in Toulon, France.Skipper Jimmy Spithill missed that regatta after having elbow surgery. Hes back for this regatta.Obviously this would be a pretty nice one to crack that, Spithill said. But the biggest thing in this series was consistency. Trust me, every single event we come to as a team, the goal is the same, to try to come away with a win. This one is no different. We want to come away with points. Were in not too bad of a position.Ainslie sailed with Oracle in the 2013 Americas Cup, helping the American-backed team rally to beat Team New Zealand in one of the biggest comebacks in sports history.I would say if they went through without winning an event that would be a disappointment in terms of their psyche, although it doesnt really hurt them, Ainslie said. Knowing that team, they expect to be performing better. Theyve been one of the more consistent teams but they havent been able to nail it on the date. Hopefully, from our point of view, this Japan event wont be when they start.---Follow Bernie Wilson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/berniewilson Cheap Steph Curry Shoes . 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An MRI on Monday morning revealed the worst-case scenario.Weatherspoon, who was a first-round draft pick of the Falcons in 2010, also missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his left Achilles. Injuries have plagued his career, but Weatherspoon experienced a resurgence this season upon re-signing with the Falcons after a one-year stint with the Arizona Cardinals.He expressed a positive outlook and a desire to continue his career, despite his latest setback.My headspace is awesome man, Weatherspoon said in a text message to ESPN. Im blessed. I showed that I can play at a high level aggain. Wholesale Steph Curry Shoes. Ill do it again, with Gods unchanging hand.Weatherspoon is third on the team with 27 tackles. He signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $1 million with just $150,000 fully guaranteed. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- With Paulo Orlando a double shy of the cycle, Kansas City manager Ned Yost said the Royals were hoping their best hitter could get one more at-bat in the ninth inning against Minnesota. Adidas Stan Smith Dames Sale .Orlando got his chance, but settled for a single.The Royals were plenty satisfied, though, as Orlando hit a three-run homer, triple and scored three times three runs scored on Sunday in an 11-4 win over the Twins.We were pushing for that at-bat so that he could get that opportunity. Just another lousy single, Yost kidded.What a difference a couple of weeks and a lineup change can make.Orlando and Lorenzo Cain each matched career highs with four hits and drove in three runs as the Royals won their first road series since late June.Edinson Volquez (9-10) threw six solid innings to snap his five-game winless streak. He gave up two earned runs and five hits in his first win since July 9, and his first road win since May 24.Two weeks ago, the Royals closed July with their 10th loss in 12 games. Since then, theyve won eight of 13; their starting pitchers earned five of them.I think everybodys pitching good right now and thats what we need, Volquez said.Orlando, promoted to the leadoff spot last week, has been the other factor. Hes hitting .368 (39 for 106) since the All-Star break and homered off starter Hector Santiago (10-7) in the fourth, capping a six-run inning.Its just amazing his consistency, Yost said. I mean it just seems like he gets two or three hits every night.If at the end of spring training youd have told me in the middle of August Paulo Orlando would be up here doing what hes doing, Id have a hard time believing it, Yost said. But after seeing it all summer long, its just been phenomenal the year hes put together.Chris Young pitched three scoreless innings for his first save.Brian Dozier hit his 26th home run for Minnesota and Joe Mauer had a pair of hits, including an RBI single in the fifth that pulled the Twins to 7-4.Kansas City took advantage of three errors in the sixth, two by third baseman Jorge Polanco, to pull away. Minnesota finished its seven-game homestand 2-5.We had a lot of misplays around the field today, so you dont want to point any fingers, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Not a good game, not a good homestand.Polancos second misplay loaded the bases for Cain, who singled off reliever Michael Tonkin to drive in a pair of runs. Two batters later, left fielder Robbie Grossman failed to come up with Kendrys Morales flyball, resulting in two more runs.We did a good job of swinging the bat today, that was huge, Cain said. Of course they made a lot of errors as well, but at the same time guys stepped up in clutch situations and we definitely needed it.Santiago remained winless with Minnesota since being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player trade on Aug. 1. Hes allowed 15 earned runs in 14 1/3 innings in his first three starts for Minnesota.FEELING SUPPORTEDThe 11 runs were the Royals most in support of Volquez this year. Entering the game, the Royals had backed Volquez with two or fewer runs in 13 of his last 19 starts -- including zero runs in six of those starts. Like I always said, weve got a pretty good team. We can score many runs, so its not a surprise for me, he said.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: OF Miguel Sano was scheduled for an MRI Monday for his sore right elbow. Molitor and Sano called the move precautionary, although its the same elbow that required Tommy John surgery and caused the Twins slugger to miss the 2014 season. Sano tweaked the elbow during warmups last weekend in Tampa Bay and the pain hasnt gone away. It bothers me in the sense of the pain, but Im not worried about anything being severe, Sano said through a translator, adding that it doesnt bother him while swinging.UP NEXTRoyals: Open a three-game series in Detroit on Monday when Ian Kennedy (6-9) tries for his first-career win against the Tigers. Hes 0-3 lifetime against Detroit with a 4.34 ERA and is 3-6 on the road this season.Twins: Off Monday before Ervin Santana (5-9) takes the mound to start a two-game interleague set in Atlanta. Santana has won two straight. He threw a complete game against the Braves on July 26, but the Twins still lost 2-0. Adidas NMD R2 Dames . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. Adidas Ultra Boost 19 Kopen . -- Arizona raced out to a big lead and did not back off, hitting the accelerator instead. http://www.nmdtekoop.com/nmd-r1-sneakers.html . LOUIS -- St. ORLANDO, Fla. -- A week ago after waking up in Paris to flurry of congratulatory text messages, Serge Ibaka wasnt quite sure how to feel about the NBA draft night trade that landed him in Orlando.But one text message in particular helped him feel better about his transition from the Oklahoma City Thunder -- a team contending for an NBA championship -- to a young team trying to figure out how to make the postseason.One of things that made me feel good at that moment was dad texted me, Ibaka said Thursday a news conference. Before I could get excited and happy, my dad was happy. He congratulated me and said he was real happy for me. Thats what changed everything at the moment.This is a business, and things happen for a reason. So Im happy to be here and for my family and for my daughter.The Magic aggressively went after Ibaka, trading Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the rights to Domantas Sabonis (the No.11 overall pick) to land the veteran power forward. They were looking for an inside presence and leadership; Ibaka, a veteran who has gone deep into the playoffs, gives them both.Orlando hopes the 6-foot-10 Ibaka is the player the Magic were missing last season as they fell short of making the playoffs for the fourth straight year. The three-time NBA All-Defensive first team member is one of the leagues top shot blockers.Serge Ibaka is such an important piece to taking this organization to where we want to take it, to become a defensive monster, be one of the best defensive teams in the league, said coach Frank Vogel, who was hired by the Magic last month after coaching the Indiana Pacers. We are going to preach defense as much as I always have. But you have to have the people that can get the job done. Adidas Ultra Boost Goedkoop. Ibaka, who wore a black t-shirt with Orlando United on front in recognition of the recent club shooting tragedy that left 50 dead and another 53 injured, said he is looking forward to a likely expanded role that will include being more of a leader and offensive presence while certainly adding the defensive muscle the team needs.It feels good, said Ibaka, a native of Congo. I feel like my first year in the league, Im that excited. Im looking forward to the new challenge. I know its not going to be easier. Thats how we become great when we beat the challenges in front of you.Ibaka, who had a slight dip in productivity last season with the Thunder averaging 12.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots, will fuse with a young core of players and will be looked to be versatile enough to play both power forward and center when needed. This team will look much different than the Thunder team he is coming from that was headlined by stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.Ibaka said he is up for the challenge as he takes what he learned over the last seven seasons with the Thunder organization to Orlando.They have great guys and young talent. Its always good to know I am going to work with good people, thats how I am, said Ibaka, who speaks four different languages which include Spanish, English and French. Im excited because I know Im going to bring to them the seven years Ive been in the league playing with two of the best players in the game learned me a lot of things and Im sure Im going to bring those things here to help the guys. ' ' ' 
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