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Rio -- Already out of medal contention, the Indian womens doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered their third successive loss in Rio, going down to Thailands Supajirakul Puttita and Taerattanachai Sapsiree. . Playing their second Olympics after the London Games, Jwala and Ashwini lost 17-21 15-21.?Jwala and Ashwini, the 2010 Commonwealth Games champions, had defeated the World No 16 Thai pair twice this year, at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold and at the Uber Cup, but all that didnt matter as their match lasted only 44 minutes at the Riocentre - Pavillion 4.?In the opening game, Jwala and Ashwini opened up a 6-3 lead before reaching 10-5 but soon they hit wide and played some miscued shots to allow the Thai pair enter the interval with a slender 11-10 lead.The Indian combo managed to move ahead to 15-13 but once again errors came back to haunt them as Thai pair made it 16-15. Sapsiree and Puttita eventually pocketed the opening game in 21 minutes when Jwala hit the nets.In the second game, the Thai pair carried on the momentum, surging 4-0 ahead. Jwala and Ashwini tried to narrow the gap but Sapsiree and Puttita entered the break at 11-5 after producing a smash to which the Indians had no answers.The Thai pair continued to stay ahead after the interval, keeping a safe distance from the Indians. They had seven match points after the Indians hit long, and eventually sealed the contest when Jwala failed to negotiate a body smash following a long rally.Jwala and Ashwini were eliminated from the womens doubles event yesterday after losing against the Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek 16-21 21-16 17-21.Meanwhile, in the mens doubles, Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy ended their final group game with a 23-21, 21-11 win against Japans?Hendo Hiroyuki and Hayakawa Kenichi. Attri and Reddy, too, were already eliminated, after losing to the?Chinese pair of Chai Biao and Hong Wei 21-13, 21-15 on Friday.? . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. . Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Michael Phelps decided to come out of retirement, he circled one race in particular on the Olympic schedule.The 200-meter butterfly.At the London Games, in what was supposed to be his Olympic farewell, Phelps was leading as he came to the wall in the stroke he does better than anyone.But he mistimed the finish, glided a little too long, and was edged by Chad le Clos.That result has irked Phelps ever since.On Tuesday night, hell get a chance to make amends against the South African.Call it the Rematch in Rio.Should be a fun race, Phelps said.Le Clos knows hell be facing the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, a highly motivated rival still at the top of his game as he showed in leading the United States to a stirring victory in the 4x100 freestyle relay.But Le Clos isnt backing down.May the best man win, he said. Ill race my heart out.A pair of Hungarians could also be part of the mix. Tamas Kenderesi posted the fastest time in the semifinals, edging out Phelps, and five-time Olympic medalist Laszlo Cseh put up the third-fastest time. Le Clos was fourth, not bad considering it was the back end of a grueling double, coming less than an hour after he claimed silver in the 200 freestyle.Of course theres a huge rivalry between Michael and myself, Le Clos said. I race to win and I want to beat Michael.Television cameras caught Phelps with a serious game face before the semifinal swim as he stared in the direction of Le Clos, a moment Twitter users immediately flipped into memes poking fun at Phelps intensity.Phelps will be going for the 20th gold medal of his career, but the South African has plenty of motivation, too. His parents, both battling cancer, are cheering him on in Rio.Its been very difficult, to say the least, the last few months, Le Clos said. When you swim for something greater than yourself, it can help you to achieve great things.Phelps will actually have two chances for gold on Tueesday. He will also be part of the 4x200 freestyle relay, a race the Americans have won at the last three Olympics.The U.S. will have a good shot at another gold in the womens 200 free, with Katie Ledecky looking to make it 2-for-2 in the longer freestyle events. She already crushed the world record in the 400 free, in addition to anchoring the Americans to a silver medal in the 4x100 free relay.Ledecky was second in the semifinals behind Swedens Sarah Sjostrom, gold medalist in the 100 butterfly.Its only a semi, Ledecky said. Its the third round that counts.Ledecky and Sjostrom arent the only women dominating at the pool.Hungarys Katinka Hosszu became the first two-time swimming gold medalist at the Rio Games with a victory in the 100 backstroke.Shell be favored for a third gold in the 200 individual medley, having obliterated the world record in the 400 IM. American Maya DiRado and Britains Siobhan-Marie OConnor, who was fastest in the semifinals, appear to be the most serious challengers to the Iron Lady.Phelps also took aim at swimmers linked to doping, an issue that has been at the forefront on the heels Russian doping scandal. Harsh words have been directed as athletes such as Yulina Efimova and Sun Yang, who previously served doping suspensions.Phelps joined the chorus of those demanding a clean competition.Youre probably going to see a lot of people speaking up more. I think something needs to be done, he said. Its sad that today in sports in general, not just only swimming, there are people who are testing positive who are allowed back in the sport -- and multiple times.It breaks my heart and I wish somebody would do something about it.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at . His work can be found at . Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
SAN ANTONIO -- Wearing a black shirt emblazoned with a picture of Tim Duncan with a caption underneath reading Impossible Is Potential, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich waxed poetic for 15 minutes Tuesday about the retirement of arguably the greatest power forward to ever play the game, and plans to make a pitch to Duncan to keep him working with the organization in some capacity in the future. Anthony Martial Jersey .Duncan announced his retirement on Monday, but wasnt present for Tuesdays news conference.Its not a show of humility in any sense or form. People who grew up with me know me, Popovich explained. I would not be standing here if it wasnt for Tim Duncan. Id be in the Budweiser League someplace in America, fat and still trying to play basketball or coach basketball. But hes why Im standing. Hes made livings for hundreds of us, staff and coaches, over the years and never said a word, just came to work every day. Came early, stayed late, was there for every single person, from the top of the roster to the bottom of the roster, because thats who he was, in all those respects.Sources told ESPNs Marc Stein that the Spurs officially waived Duncan on Monday for salary-cap reasons. While the move was a mere formality, the club needed to do it to waive and stretch Duncans $6.4 million salary for the 2016-17 season so that its spread out over three seasons instead of one, which lessens the cap hit the team will take.Duncan exercised his player option for the upcoming season before the June 29 deadline, which means hell receive his full salary for the upcoming season despite retiring. Consider it a parting gift for Duncan, who gave so much for the NBA, the city of San Antonio and the Spurs organization.Hes irreplaceable. It cant happen, Popovich said. Were all unique. I guess each one of us is unique. But hes been so important to so many people, its just mind boggling. To think that hes going to be gone makes it really difficult to imagine walking into practice, going to a game, getting on the bus, taking him a piece of carrot cake -- whatever it might be.You dont see Timmy beating his chest as if he was the first human being to dunk the basketball, as a lot of people do these days. Hes not pointing to the sky. Hes not glamming to the cameras. He just plays, and weve seen it for so long its become almost mundane. But its so special that it has to be remembered.Popovich said Duncan is too smart to try his hand at coaching in retirement, but he plans to reach out to the former Spur to keep him involved in some capacity.I dont think were going to see Timmy going up and down the sidelines much, Popovich said. But I have a notion he will at least listen to being involved, somehow or other, maybe even on a part-time basis. Im certainly going to hit with everything I have to keep him around here as long as I possibly can because he means that much to everyone in the organization. Matteo Darmian Jersey . Just as Montreal was settling into the first full working week of a new year, the Impact announced the appointment of their new head coach. Luke Shaw Jersey .S. Open champion Justin Rose birdied the first hole with a blind shot he hit to a foot of the pin, and he stayed in front Tuesday until he completed a 4-under 67 for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in PGA Grand Slam of Golf. .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. CHICAGO -- The never shy Todd Frazier had been focused on one thing: 40 home runs.I dont if you guys know, but hes been talking about it for a while, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said, smirking. I know Ive heard it a lot.Frazier picked a good time to reach the mark for the first time in his career, providing all the offense Miguel Gonzalez needed in Chicagos 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on a soggy Wednesday night.Frazier became the seventh White Sox player to reach the milestone when he connected off knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa (0-2) with two out in the seventh. Frazier is hitting .391 (18 for 46) during a 12-game hitting streak.Not many people have hit 40 home runs in a year, Frazier said, so its a good feat to have.Gonzalez (5-7) overcame a 1 hour, 16-minute rain delay in the third inning by throwing 25 pitches in two separate throwing sessions in the batting cage, determined not to have his last start of the season shortened.Im not sure what Gonzalez did over there in that other clubhouse, but he definitely didnt get out of rhythm, Rays manager Kevin Cash said.Gonzalez retired 18 of 19 before being lifted after Logan Forsythes one-out single to left in the ninth. David Robertson immediately got a double-play grounder to finish the three-hitter for his 37th save in 44 tries.It was a satisfying finish for the Gonzalez, who was released by Baltimore at the end of spring training and signed to a minor league deal in April. The right-hander became a key cog in the rotation and hopes to re-sign in the offseason.They were really good about letting me know when I went to Triple-A what was going on, the guys that were doing well or the guys who were going to get an opportunity to pitch, Gonzalez said. Youve just got to run with it and I thought I had a pretty good season.The game was also delayed by 21 minutes before the start. It was 57 degrees at first pitch and rain came and went amid blustery conditions as a tiny crowd watched Chicago win its fifth straight.The game itself lasted only 2 hours, 10 minutes, thanks to a dominant Gonzalez.Hes been greaat. David de Gea Jersey. He really has, Ventura said. You watch him battle and locate and its not rear back and blow somebody away. Hes got great movement and great control and poise on the mound. I love watching him pitch.Rays left-hander Blake Snell allowed one hit while getting five outs, but was replaced by Ryan Garton after the second delay.I wish that it didnt rain so I could have seen what would have happened, Snell said.Gamboa entered in the fifth and flustered the White Sox into off-balance swings and soft outs until Frazier pulled a 74 mph knuckler into the left-field seats for his 98th RBI.Gonzalez worked around Luke Mailes one-out double in the sixth to end the only threat by the Rays, who have lost six straight.The rainy, lengthy night capped an odd day for the White Sox. USA Today reported the front office has decided to retain the embattled Ventura, but the manager had yet to decide whether he wanted to return.Ventura deflected pregame questions about his future, saying any decisions would be made after the season ends Sunday.TRAINERS ROOMRays: OF Kevin Kiermaier (bruised left hand) was in the lineup after a two-game absence.White Sox: Lefty-hitting RF Adam Eaton didnt start, but played in the field in the ninth a night after returning following a three-game absence due to crashing into the outfield wall in Cleveland. I felt a little sore, but I was fresh, Eaton said. . 2B Tyler Saladino (back) missed his sixth straight game.PITCHING CHANGERays RHP Chase Whitley will make his first start in place of LHP Drew Smyly in Sundays season finale at Texas. Whitley, who has a 1.74 ERA out of the bullpen since returning from Tommy John surgery last month, is scheduled to throw 75-80 pitches. Hes deserving, Cash said.UP NEXTRays RHP Chris Archer (8-19, 4.02 ERA) tries to avoid a 20th loss Thursday night in his final start of the season as the teams conclude the four-game series. LHP Jose Quintana (12-11, 3.26) starts for Chicago. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
DALLAS -- Esa Lindell was surprised when he heard the announcement that hed scored his first NHL goal midway through the second period Friday night. Greg Maddux Jersey .The first one was obviously (Radek) Faksas goal, the Dallas rookie defenseman said about Faksas deflection. Lindell received an assist instead.Six and a half minutes later, another shot by Lindell went into the net, and he was credited with the winning goal in the Stars 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.After the game, Lindell wasnt so sure even that goal would remain his, because teammate Patrick Eaves was in front of the net when the shot beat goalie Ryan Miller.It feels good if it was my goal, Lindell said. That might change. Now it feels good. Its been a long time since I scored.Playing in his 17th game for Dallas, Lindell at first was credited with the goal at 9:32 of the second period that tied it at 1. A scoring change gave the goal to Faksa.I felt a little bit bad, but I need the goal too, you know? Faksa said about his second goal of the season. Im happy that he got the other one out there.Lindell impressed Stars coach Lindy Ruff.The release on both the goals, I dont think he scores unless the release is that quick. Esa did a real nice job, Ruff said.The Canucks Jayson Megna scored his first goal of the season at 5:01 of the first period.Bo Horvat set up Megnas goal by passing behind Dallas defenseman Dan Hamhuis to lead Megna into the right faceoff circle. He skated across the front of the net and put a short backhand past Niemi.Just got a really nice pass from Bo there, Megna said. Kind of caught the D in an awkward position there and was able to get around him (Niemi) and drive the net.After that, Dallas Antti Niemi shut down Vancouver and finished with 30 saves, 14 in the third period. The Canucks had a power play for the final 1:57, and skated 6-on-4 after Miller was pulled with 1:19 remaining.When they started to pinch and got all five guys involved, we needed a couple big saves and we got them, Ruff said.The Canucks had the best scoring chance in a fast-paced third period when Niemi stopped Alexandre Burrows close-range shot at 6:36.We had some chances, especially late there, Vancouver coach Willie Desjardins said. (Niemi) made a couple good saves, but its frustrating when you cant get one in that last bit.Miller made 26 saves.Vancouvers Luca Sbisa and the Stars Antoine Roussel received major penalties for fighting at 11:12 of the first period. They had each others helmets off when the linesmen stepped in to escort them to the penalty box.Game notes Megna was playing in only his fifth NHL game this season, after spending time with Utica of AHL and on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. On Friday, he took the place of LW Sven Baertschi, who was scratched after blocking a shot with a toe in Wednesdays game. ... The Stars assigned D Stephen Johns to Texas of the AHL. ... Dallas F Jiri Hudler missed his 13th game because of an illness, but he had joined his teammates for an optional skate on Thursday. ... Vancouvers last win in Dallas was on Feb. 21, 2013. The Stars have won six straight home games vs. the Canucks. ... Dallas had been 0-7-3 when the opponents scored first.UP NEXTCanucks: Theyll finish a three-game trip Sunday at Colorado.Stars: Begin a four-game trip Tuesday at St. Louis. Phil Niekro Jersey .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Freddie Freeman Jersey . At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgias two leading tacklers will be able to play against No. 14 Florida after being cleared in a marijuana investigation.The school announced Monday that inside linebackers Natrez Patrick and Roquan Smith violated no university policies that would require a suspension.Athletic director Greg McGarity said the investigation included drug testing, which was negative for both student-athletes.Police were called to Patricks dormitory room shortly after an Oct. 15 loss to Vanderbilt. A resident assistant reported the smell of pot, but no drugs were found and neither player was charged.Patrick is the Bulldogs leader with 42 tackles, followed by Smith with 39. Both are sophomores.Patrick served a one-game suspension last year after being arrested for marijuana possession.Since November 2015, I have dedicated myself to moving forward, he said in a statement released by the school. Im blessed to have done that despite hurdles Ive had to clear. This incident was simply another hurdle and I was confident I would successfully clear it. Ill continue to move forward and Im anxious to play on Saturday.Smith said he has followed athletic department rules and was happy this situation has been rightfully resolved.The decision was good news for first-year coach Kirbyy Smart, whose team is looking to bounce back from a shocking loss to Vanderbilt that likely ended any hopes of contending in the SEC East. Brandon McCarthy Jersey. The Bulldogs (4-3, 2-3) were off last week.Im happy for these two young men, Smart said Monday. They get to move on to football and not have to deal with the distraction. I will say that on the field both of these two young men have been exemplary leaders, especially for sophomores.He added that he has no problem with Georgias drug policies, which are among the toughest in the SEC. A football player who violates the marijuana provisions faces a one-game suspension for the first offense, and repeat offenders are subject to a four-game ban.Im a team player when it comes to policy, Smart said. Do I think that we live in a society thats a little bit different now than it was back whenever? Sure, I do. But I also believe in what we have, and we know and accept the rules that weve been charged with.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at . 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ABILENE, Texas -- Jaren Lewis scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists and had two steals as Abilene Christian rolled over NAIA Northern New Mexico 90-69 on Saturday. Doug Flutie Jersey .Jalone Friday had 16 points; Hayden Farquhar added 12 with seven rebounds and Jovan Crnic chipped in 10 points.Abilene Christian (5-3) shot 32 of 55 (58.2 percent) from the floor, while limiting the Eagles to 21-of-48 shooting.The Wildcats held Northern New Mexico scoreless for almost seven minutes in the first half.Farquhar nailed a 3-pointer to start ACU on a 19-3 run midway through the first period to take a 51-34 lead into the locker room.ACU pushed its advantage to 66-42 at the 13:14 mark of the second half. The Eagles closed to 78-64 with 4:54 left in the game but ACU responded with another run.Jeffrey long and Ezini Ugbisien had 16 and 15 points respectively to lead the Eagles. Zay Jones Jersey . The visitors took a deserved lead in the 16th minute with midfielder Yohan Cabaye curling the ball beyond Adrian from inside the penalty area. Kyle Williams Jersey . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. NEW ORLEANS -- If North Carolina needs more scoring from Justin Jackson this season, early signs are the sixth-ranked Tar Heels are going to get it.Jackson scored a career-high 27 points, guard Joel Berry II added a career-high 23, and No. 6 North Carolina never trailed its overmatched host, defeating Tulane 95-75 on Friday night in the regular season opener for both teams.I would love to keep it up every single game, Jackson said. Ive just got to keep on putting in the work before and after practice so that whenever I step on the court, thats the easy part.He made it look easy, but deferred credit to fellow Tar Heels for getting him open shots.My teammates were finding me. They were setting screens, Jackson said. I just had to step into the shot and knock it down.Jackson hit the first four 3s he attempted and also scored on an array of shots from inside and out, including a driving reverse layup. That came as no surprise to Berry, who was among those looking to get Jackson the ball.Hes worked on his shot a lot, worked on making it, being more consistent, Berry said. Thats what were going to need from him.The game marked the college coaching debut for former NBA player and coach Mike Dunleavy, but his Tulane squad simply lacked the talent to stay with a team that lost last seasons national championship game to Villanova on a last-second shot.We got caught up in the momentum, as opposed to playing the way that we needed to play to give ourselves a chance, Dunleavy said. I liked our effort. Im not going to like some of our film, but thats part of it.Cameron Reynolds scored a career-high 21 points for Tulane, hitting five of six from 3-point range. Tulane struggled to get open looks near the basket against North Carolinas imposing interior, but the Green Wave hit 12 3-pointers to account for nearly half of its points.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: Berry looks ready to take charge and be a playmaker on both ends. Isaiah Hicks looks formidable from 10 feet in, and Jackson demonstrated that hes ready to contribute a lot more than the 12 points per game he supplied last season as North Carolina looks to repeat as Atlantic Coast Conference champions.Tulane: While there was never any evidence that the Green Wave possessed enough talent tto compete with a traditional college basketball power like North Carolina, Dunleavy has the Green Wave playing with more purpose and poise than they displayed a year ago. Vontae Davis Jersey. Time will tell if the former NBA coach can make Tulane into a factor in the American Athletic Conference.SUPPORTING CASTSHicks scored 16, and Kennedy Meeks grabbed 15 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who never trailed and led by as many as 21 points. Freshman forward Tony Bradley added 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.Kain Harris scored 15 points for Tulane and freshman guard Colin Slater added 14 points in his Green Wave debut.BUCKLING DOWNNorth Carolina, a 21-point favorite coming in, found Tulane to be a feisty opponent early. Trailing 20-19 more than 10 minutes into the game, the Green Wave had several chances to take the lead, but missed two shots and then turned the ball over on a charging foul.Thats about when Berry seemed to infuse the Tar Heels with some extra intensity, starting with his alley-oop lob from the top of the key to set up Hicks dunk. Berry then stole the ball from Ray Ona Embo and quickly fed Jackson for a layup. Berry then hit a 3 and added a free throw to make it 31-22 as North Carolina began to pull away. Berrys second 3 of the game made it 44-29.FOUL BEHAVIOROfficials awarded North Carolina a technical free throw after a fan tossed a mini, palm-size basketball on the court. Officials said it was the second time in the game a fan had tossed an object into play.Dunleavy said he did not know about that rule, but cracked that he would starting taking a Tulane fan to road games with instructions to take a couple balls with you and toss them out there just when I need it.POLL IMPLICATIONSNorth Carolina performed as expected against over-matched Tulane, so voters might be inclined to keep the Tar Heels where they are unless one of the five teams above them stumbles.UP NEXTNorth Carolina plays its home opener on Sunday afternoon against Chattanooga.Tulane returns to its regular, on-campus home venue on Monday night to host Southeastern Louisiana.---More AP college basketball: Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
LONDON -- Serbias Viktor Troicki has been banned for 18 months for failing to provide a blood sample during an anti-doping test before the Monte Carlo Masters in April. Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey . The International Tennis Federation said in a statement Thursday that the 53rd-ranked Troicki had provided a urine sample, but not a blood sample, and therefore had violated anti-doping rules. His ban will end Jan. 24, 2015. Canada plays Serbia in Davis Cup in September. Troicki, who is competing at the Croatia Open this week at Umag, told a news conference on Thursday that "this is the toughest moment of my career and of my life." "I am innocent," he said. "I have never ever taken any prohibited substance or ever thought of doing so. I did not lie and this really hurts." Troicki had told an independent tribunal that he had been assured by the Doping Control Officer at the event that it would be acceptable not to provide blood as he had been feeling unwell that day, the ITF said. However, the tribunal ruled that the officer had in fact told Troicki "she could not advise him as to whether his reason for not providing a blood sample was valid, and that no such assurances were given by her. "Accordingly, the tribunal determined that Mr Troickis actions constituted a failure and a refusal to provide a blood sample, and that his explanation for not doing so did not constitute compelling justification..." In addition to the suspension, the ITF said Troickis results at the Monte Carlo Masters would be erased, and that he would forfeit both ATP ranking points and prize money from the event. Troicki lost his opening match at the tournament, going down 6-1, 6-2 to Jarkko Nieminen. Miralem Pjanic Jersey . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Blaise Matuidi Jersey .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel?will undergo tests on his sore shoulder and miss at least his next two starts, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said Monday.Dallas flew back to Houston to get further evaluated, Hinch said. He played catch in Texas the last day and didnt feel great, so he flew back to see our doctors, had some tests. Hes been diagnosed with shoulder inflammation, which we knew.It just hasnt resolved, and he hasnt been able to play catch, so were going to shut him down for the time being. He wont make tomorrows start. He wont make his start this weekend, either. Well get back to Houston and evaluate whats next for him, but he went back to Houston.Keuchel had been slated to start Friday at Texas, but Hinch announced Wednesday that Keuchels next start would be pushed back a day or two due to soreness.On Monday, he said he didnt know if Keuchel would pitch again this season.Well have to get back and see how all these tests come back and how he continues to feel, he said. We tried to give him some gaps in time and give him some rest period, but that hasnt solved it. Hes going to go see the doctors he neeeds to see, and until hes pain free, hes not throwing. Douglas Costa Jersey. Where we are in the calendar is going to bring the obvious questions, but we just dont know right now. Hinch said Brad Peacock will start in Keuchels place Tuesday.Keuchel, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, had a rebound month in August, going 3-1 with a 3.10 ERA, but he cited lingering soreness as a reason for pushing back his start.After a slow start to the season, the Astros have jumped back into the wild-card chase in the American League, trailing the second spot by only 2 1/2 games.Hinch said all players feel some soreness this time of year and that Keuchel had been especially good at battling through it, but not this time.I think its just since his last start, Hinch said. It was just the recovery from his last start. It wasnt anything that stood out. It was just that the next day he woke up and felt the soreness that he continues to talk about.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Giorgio Chiellini Jersey . -- The Baltimore Orioles bolstered their bullpen with a late-inning arm Tuesday, acquiring reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the last-place Milwaukee Brewers for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico. "Were not playing for (anything) here. But going there now, every game is going to count. Ive got to be on top of my game now and help them out," Rodriguez said. Baltimore began the day 2 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East. Looking for their second straight playoff appearance, the third-place Orioles had a 1 1/2-game lead over Texas for the final AL wild-card spot. "We were trying to upgrade the pitching to give us a chance to make the run for the AL (East) title and the pennant. So we did what we had to do to help the team now, and we have enough players having good years at the plate," Orioles vice-president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said. "Nick Delmonico shows a lot of promise as a hitter, but the major league club needed a little more depth for our pitching staff to accomplish what we want to accomplish this year." Baltimore already has a proven closer in Jim Johnson, who was leading the majors with 35 saves. Rodriguez, however, gives manager Buck Showalter another option late in the game. "Im still kind of taking it in," Showalter said after his teams 3-2 loss in Kansas City. "He gives us a lot of options." The Orioles cleared space for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster by transferring outfielder Nolan Reimold to the 60-day disabled list before their game against the Kansas City Royals. K-Rod was one of the games best relievers during his time with the Angels, saving a major league-record 62 games in 2008. He later spent three seasons as a closer with the Mets that are remembered mostly for an alleged assault of his girlfriends father at the ballpark. The 31-year-old Rodriguez has revitalized his career the past three years in Milwaukee, going 1-1 with 10 saves and a 1.09 ERA in 25 appearances this season. "I think hes the kind of guy that can be a difference-maker," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said. "When you get into post-season or you get into pennant races in August and September, you always need more than one guy that can pitch in the ninth inning. Hes capable of doing that." Delmonico, a sixth-round draft pick in 2011, was hitting .244 in 60 games for Class-A Frederick. He hit .249 in 95 games for Class-A Delmarva last season. Melvin said the 21-year-old Delmonico will be assigned to Class-A Brevard County. Delmonicos father, Rod, was the baseball coach at Tennessee from 1990-2007. "Hes a player thats got good baseball instincts. Hes known for being a very good hitter. He comes from a baseball background," Melvin said. 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Flanker Stander and full-back Kearney are working through head-injury checks after concussions, while Zebo continues to suffer the after-effects of cramping during Saturdays 21-9 defeat to New Zealand.Ireland are already without Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw for the weekend fixture and assistant coach Simon Easterby said: We will know later in the week as they [Stander and Kearney] go through those protocols. Simon has managed training today and got through some work. Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price! He, like some other players in the group, are being managed, to get them right for Thursday, when we can select the team based on who is available.Fly-half Sexton misses Irelands final autumn international with a hamstring strain, while Henshaw has been ruled out through concussion. Joe Moody of New Zealand is hauled down by CJ Stander in last weekends match Utility back Keith Earls trained fully on Tuesday after missing the All Blacks defeat with a dead leg, while lock Ultan Dillane has beaten a minor knee issue. Daniele Rugani Jersey. Keith has managed to train today, Ultan was carrying a bump from his performance against Canada so those guys are back on board, said Easterby.The players put themselves through a hell of a workload at the weekend. Henshaw is carted off with concussion during the defeat to New Zealand Its important we get them right in the first part of the week, so we can build up to Thursday and Friday and get them in a really good physical and mental state for Saturday.Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price. Hurry, offer ends December 4! 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The notion of an ageing David Warner is a bit like that of President Trump, a jarring thought that requires some getting used to even for the man himself. Jaleel Johnson Jersey . Changing times will be marked by the fact that when they go out to open the batting, Warner will be Australias oldest player and Matt Renshaw the youngest.That happens, you get older. Like all of us. Its a good thing as well, Warner said. Good signs that Ive matured over the years and Ive been able to keep my spot and Im doing the things right. Now its about me trying to filter down my experience to the youngsters in the team and making sure theyre on the right path that Steven [Smith] wants us to be on.As a team weve got to go out there and do our best for one, and remember the pride in the Baggy Green thats on your head. Its not just for us but the nation.Warner has leaned on the discarded Joe Burns for some early knowledge about the man who has replaced him as Australias latest opening batsman. That Warner is entering this Test with his third opening partner in as many matches says it all about how unstable the Australian Test line-up has become, after he spent the majority of his first four home summers partnered by just two men in Ed Cowan and Chris Rogers.In common with that pair, Renshaw is left-handed, determined and known to put a high price on his wicket. If these are qualities Warner has not always demonstrated himself - certainly not on the first morning of the Hobart Test when his swish in the first over set a sickly tone for Australia - then he is grateful to see them at the other end.I dont know a lot about him, Warner said of the 20-year-old Renshaw. Ive heard a few whispers through Joe Burns, who called me and spoke about him. I think hes a great competitor. They said he likes batting in the contest and batting time, which is fantastic. Its what we like as an Australian team member is to have something about you and a character about you and Im sure were going to get that from him.Its a fantastic opportunity for these youngsters to press their claims on the world stage. Whoever is fortunate enough to go out there and make their debut will do what they know best and what got themselves here. The guys that have been selected have got runs behind them, theyre in great form. In the time Warner and Renshaw have together before the toss of the coin on Thursday, the older man will be hoping to establish some sort of batting relationship in terms of helping out with strike rotation and approaches to various members of the South African attack. Warner is known to be a more fidgety batting partner than some of his more brazen and carefree innings have suggested, so there is likely to be plenty of information exchanged.For one, its about batting in partnerships as we speak about, Warner said. Trying to get to know each individual and how they get off strike and their go to if theyre getting worked over by a bowler. We usually know what each others about.Ill sit down and have a word with him and see what areas of his game he … when hes on the back foot a little bit how he can rotate the strike. A lot of guys like to drop one in front or drop it to the side. For me its about trying to work out what his game plan is as well.Apart from a new opening partner, Warner will also receive the return of an old partner in on-field crime. Matthew Wades famously punchy on-field demeanour is something Warner has fed off in the past, even if his current persona as the reverend is not consistent with those days. Warner left the recent Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Victoria with his ears ringing from Wades chirping, and said South Africa could expect the same.Mattys one of those players that likes to get in the contest, Warner said. Him being vocal out there is a form of him getting into the contest and he likes that battle. Thats the way he gets himself going and gets the team going. Playing against Victoria this week they were nice and chirpy and he was leading that banter even as captain.Thats what you need, you need someone from behind those stumps to keep making sure everyones getting between their overs and theres a bit of noise out there. Not saying Peter Nevill didnt do that at all, its more when a new guy comes in whos been hungry for the last couple of years we know what to expect from Matty. Anthony Barr Jersey . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Brian Robison Jersey . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon tabbed lefty Jon Lester his starter for Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday night, when the Cubs host the winner of Wednesdays wild-card contest between the?San Francisco Giants?and?New York Mets.He always embraces the moment. Good things tend to happen, Maddon said of Lester. He really does rise to the occasion. Everything locks in and he tends to execute at a really high level.Maddon announced his rotation for the series during a Tuesday workout, choosing Kyle Hendricks to pitch Game 2, while reigning NL CY Young winner Jake Arrieta will start Game 3 on the road. Righty John Lackey would pitch Game 4, if necessary.Nobody would have predicted Hendricks as a Game 2 playoff starter when the season began, but Maddon had high praise for the right-hander.He did take a really big step forward. He deserves it, said Theo Epstein, the Cubs president of baseball operations. He had an amazing campaign.Lester has a 1.74 home ERA while Hendricks lled all qualified starters in that category with a 1. Mike Remmers Jersey. 32 mark. Meanwhile, the road ERAs for Arrieta (3.59) and Lackey (4.37) were a little more pedestrian.Friday will mark Lesters sixth division series start; the first four of his career came in the American League. Hes 2-2 with a 2.06 ERA in his previous five division series starts, most recently losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 last season. The Cubs won the next three games to advance to the NLCS, where they lost to the Mets.Maddon explained his overall thinking on putting the postseason rotation together.A lot of is based on recent productivity, he said. The fact that Jon has nailed it, Kyle has nailed it. But theyve also been very good at home where Jakes also been good on the road. And John Lackey doesnt care where he pitches.It kind of morphed into that over the last couple of weeks. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Supreme Court seems to agree with Kevin Costner that theres no better place to play baseball than on fields cut out of the corn. Kemoko Turay Jersey .The court on Friday cleared the way for a 24-field baseball complex at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, upholding a lower courts decision that the City Council properly rezoned the property from agricultural to commercial.The ruling came on an appeal by some Dyersville residents who sought to block the development of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven youth baseball and softball complex, fearing the complex would cause disruptions to surrounding farm operations and traffic, among other things.The complex is to be centered on the site were Field of Dreams, starring Costner, was shot. The movie was released in 1989 and has been embraced by people from throughout the country, who connected with its story of a farmer who carved a baseball field out of his corn crop. Thousands of people make the drive down to the small town about 140 miles northeast of Des Moines to run the bases at the baseball diamond and walk out to the cornfields that border the outfield.An attorney for the residents, Susan Hess, had argued for the courts to overturn the rezoning, saying members of the City Council werent impartial and acted in a quasi-judicial manner rather than legislative in approving the rezoning.The Iowa Supreme Court relied on its rulings in previous cases to side with the City Council, saying the councils rezoning decision did not weigh the legal rights of one party versus the other.The council weighed all of the information, reports, and comments available to it in order to determine whether rezoning was in the best interest of the city as a whole, Justice Bruce Zager wrote.An attorney for the city, Doug Henry, said the Iowa Supreme Court ruling settles the matter and clears any hurdles to building the baseball complex.Hess did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. Clayton Geathers Jersey .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Darius Leonard Jersey . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve. . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. ATLANTA -- Astou Ndour scored a career-high 20 points, Moriah Jefferson added 19 points and the San Antonio Stars beat the Atlanta Dream 71-67 on Tuesday night to end a six-game losing streak.Ndour scored 10 of San Antonios final 14 points. She hit two free throws to give the Stars a 59-57 lead and made another one on their next possession. She added two layups and hit a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left to extend San Antonios lead to 67-63.Elizabeth Williams made two free throws with 24.5 seconds left to pull Atlanta to 67-65. But after a timeout, Sydney Colson cut to the basket on an inbounds play and made a layup to seal it.Monnique Currie added 10 points and Jayne Appel-Marinelli had 14 rebounds for San Antonio (7-25), which is ranked 12th in the AP power poll. Andrew Luck Jersey. Bria Holmes scored a career-high 20 points for fourth-ranked Atlanta (16-16). Williams had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Tiffany Hayes added 12 points.Atlanta played without leading scorer Angel McCoughtry after she was suspended by the WNBA on Monday for receiving her seventh technical foul of the season. She is averaging 19.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
The UFC has booked another comeback fight for BJ Penn, this time against Yair Rodriguez on Jan. Jasper Cillessen Jersey . 15 in Phoenix.Officials announced the featherweight matchup Monday. The fight will headline a UFC Fight Night event at Talking Stick Resort Arena.Penn, 37, announced his retirement in 2014, but has been attempting a comeback since January.The former lightweight and welterweight champion has been booked to several events, only to fall off due to various reasons. Last month, the UFC canceled an entire event scheduled to take place in the Philippines, after Penn withdrew with a rib injury.If this bout does indeed go through, Penn (16-10-2) will be seeking his first win since November 2010. He left the sport on a three-fight skid, including a TKO loss to Frankie Edgar,Rodriguez (9-1) is considered one of the more promising up-and-comers at 145 pounds. The 25-year-old has a 5-0 record in the UFC and is coming off a decision win over Alex Caceres. Luis Suarez Jersey . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. Yerry Mina Jersey . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The four golfers?in contention for the?Race to Dubai?title were upstaged by Lee Westwood in the first round of the DP World Tour Championship on Thursday.Westwood shot a 6-under 66 in swirling winds to take a one-stroke lead at the European Tours season-ending event in Dubai.Some days you feel like theres a lot of birdies out there but today I think was a pretty stiff test, Westwood said.Danny Willett and Alex Noren were best-placed of the players bidding to finish the season as Europes No. 1 after shooting 71s on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates, while Henrik Stenson -- the leader in the Race to Dubai standings -- shot 72.Rory McIlroy started the week as the big outsider to win the Race to Dubai and his chances are even slimmer after shooting 75, ending a run of 28 straight rounds of par or lower at the World Tour Championship.Should Stenson win, he will be Europes No. 1 for the second time in four years. He could even finish atop the standings with a top-eight finish, provided Willett doesnt win or finish second and Noren doesnt win.The 43-year-old WWestwood, who was the winner of the inaugural edition of World Tour Championship in 2009, made just one bogey -- on No. Sergi Roberto Jersey. 12 -- on a day when winds made scoring difficult. He had three birdies on the front nine and four on the back nine.It was all good, really. I played lovely, said Westwood, playing without his regular caddie Billy Foster who is out with a knee injury. Hit a lot of fairways, a lot of good iron shots, putted nicely and, you know, didnt make too many mistakes out there.Frances Julien Quesne and Belgiums Nicolas Colsaerts were tied for second place after 67s, while No. 12 Spaniard Sergio Garcia was tied fourth after a 68, along with Italian Francesco Molinari and Dutchman Joost Luiten.Stenson made just one birdie and one bogey, being denied a closing birdie on the 18th after his putt from six feet lipped out.It wasnt my best day. I played very average, Stenson said. Id say the good putts I hit didnt go in, and the bad ones certainly didnt. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
LOS ANGELES -- After a three-day break, the Los Angeles Kings will try to make their way back to the winners circle as they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at Staples Center. Braden Smith Jersey .The Kings have been off since Sunday, when they were dealt a 5-4 loss in a shootout by the Montreal Canadiens. The Kings (13-10-2) were 5-0 in extra periods before Sundays setback.Six of the games goals, a season-tying four by the Kings, occurred in the second period and allowed Los Angeles to grab a 4-3 advantage before fading in the end. Nick Shore and Trevor Lewis also tallied for the Kings.The pucks were just going in; I dont know why that was, said Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who scored on a power play during the barrage and earned his second multi-point game of the season. Both teams were flying and a couple times we got the lead and let them back in it and that was our downfall. When you get the lead, you want to get the next goal right away and kind of carry it away from them, but they were able to capitalize pretty quick after we got the lead.Center Jeff Carter, who scored a power-play goal against the Canadiens, continued his hot streak for the Kings, who have captured six of their last eight contests. Carter remains the clubs points leader with 21 (11 goals, 10 assists) and has been a steady force behind the teams recent fortunes along with linemates Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson.Center Anze Kopitar, who recorded three assists in the setback to the Canadiens, defenseman Alec Martinez, and Toffoli all have produced 14 points for the Kings.Kopitar, who has a club-high 12 assists, is two shy of 700 for his career. He also remains a goal away from tying Wayne Gretzky for sixth on the Kings all-time list with 245.The Hurricanes (10-10-6) are playing the second end of a back-to-back. The Hurricanes dropped a disappointing 6-5 shootout decision to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night at Honda Center.Carolina held a 5-3 lead in the final five minutes of regulation before allowing Anaheim to score a pair of goals within 91 seconds of each other to force the extra sessions.Anaheims Nick Ritchie delivered his sixth goal by redirecting a slap shot by Cam Fowler from the blue line with 3:59 remaining. With 2:28 left, Corey Perry ended a drought of 18 consecutive games by scoring his fifth goal on a shot from the right circle to knot the score at 5.They worked their way through the neutral zone on us way too easy, Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey said. Two of the goals were right off the rush, and the other one was tipped in.We do a really good job most of the time of clogging up the neutral zone and not giving up anything. But we got a little too free-flowing through the neutral zone and gave up some chances.The Hurricanes have lost six of their last eight games. Before their loss to the Ducks, Carolina scored no more than two goals in each of their previous seven road games. Kemoko Turay Jersey ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. Andrew Luck Jersey . Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. "It was definitely a very good match -- I was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said. . Having already announced that the race will start May 9 with three stages in Northern Ireland and Ireland and finish in Trieste on June 1, the rest of the route was unveiled Monday. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- No. 7 Florida State flexed its muscle Saturday, outrebounding UAB 49-20.We rebounded the ball really, really, well, coach Sue Semrau said. When you do that, you give yourself a chance to have some big wins.The Seminoles (10-1) rode their advantage on the boards to a 93-47 victory.Six players pulled down at least five rebounds for Florida State, led by six each from Shakayla Thomas, Ivey Slaughter and Maria Conde.Florida State had a myriad of players step up in the scoring column as well, as Brittany Brown paced the Seminoles with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Thomas (15), Slaughter (15) and Chatrice White (10) also reached double figures.Thats the beauty of our team right now, Semrau said. Theres a lot of depth and a lot of experience.Rachael Childress scored nine points to lead UAB (4-4), who shot just 27.3 percent (6 of 22) in the first half.The first half you saw our team come out and play tentative, they were kind of scared, UAB coach Randy Norton said. But were a young team and this is all a part of the process.Florida State made 16 of 18 free throws.Even with the decisive victory, going on the road to defeat a young, talented UAB team is something that the Seminoles aim to build on.Randy (Norton)s doing a great job with this (UAB) program and building it, and we have a lot of respect for what hes doing. Its so important that were able to play good, solid teams on the road, Semrau said.BIG PICTUREFlorida State: The Seminoles came off a win over No. 23 Florida on Thursday and extended their winning streak to nine games. The only setback wwas a two-point defeat at the hands of reigning national champion Connecticut, 78-76, on Nov. Margus Hunt Jersey. 14.UAB: The Blazers fell to .500 with its second consecutive loss, after losing to crosstown rival Samford on Thursday. Florida State marked the second Top 25 opponent UAB has faced this season, also losing a 90-80 decision to No. 21 DePaul on Nov. 12.BENCH CONTRIBUTIONSEach of the seven players that came off the bench for Florida State on Saturday scored, led by 10 points from White. Nausia Woolfolk chipped in eight, while Kai James scored six points. Maria Conde also tied for a team-leading six rebounds coming off the pine.Thats what we need every single game. If we play with that edge, we can have that every game. Thats one thing we should always continue to work on, said Thomas.FRESHMAN STANDOUTUAB shot just 4 of 19 from 3-point range in the game, but three of those makes came from Childress, including a pair in the first quarter. She also hauled in four rebounds, tying a team high.POLL IMPLICATIONSFlorida State has knocked off a pair of AP Top 25 opponents in its current nine-game winning streak. The Seminoles current ranking is their highest of the season.UP NEXTFlorida State: The Seminoles will look to extend their winning streak to 10 games when they return to the court Monday, Dec. 19, as they host UNF.UAB: The Blazers take a week off before traveling to rival Troy next Sunday, looking to get back on the right side of .500. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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