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Del Mar, CA (SportsNetwork. Phil Jackson Jersey .com) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome has been made the overwhelming 4-5 favorite for Saturdays $300,000 Hollywood Derby versus five challengers in the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, California Chrome will start his turf debut from post 5 with Victor Espinoza again riding. I won the Derby from the No. 5 hole, so thats a lucky number for me, trainer Art Sherman noted about the draw. It looks to me like theres speed to the inside. I dont think hell be far off the pace. If somebody wants the lead, they can have it. They cant be going too slow, though; this time hell come away from there running. California Chrome, who has already won on dirt and synthetic tracks, will be making his grass debut on Del Mars Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Im excited to see him run on the grass, its a different scenario for me, Sherman said. We should have a few Chromies (California Chrome fans) out here for it. In his most recent start, California Chrome finished third in the Breeders Cup Classic on Nov. 1 just a neck behind Bayern and runner-up Toast of New York. That effort came after he was sixth to Bayern in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing on Sept. 20, his first start after finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes. California Chrome began 2014 by posting three straight wins at Santa Anita in the California Cup Derby, San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Derby before taking the first two legs of the Triple Crown. California Chrome has banked $4,042,650 from 15 career starts with eight wins. The 3-1 second pick is Queens Plate winner Lexie Lou. The 3-year-old filly, owned by Gary Barber and trained by Mark Casse, will break from post 2 with Corey Nakatani getting his second mount aboard the Canadian-bred. Lexie Lou won the 1 1/4-mile Queens Plate by 1 1/2 lengths as the 3-1 second pick. The filly followed that by winning the Wonder Where Stakes at Woodbine on Aug. 10. After finishing 10th in the Canadian Stakes on grass, Lexie Lou won the Autumn Miss Stakes on Oct. 25. The 3-year-old has banked $1,059,470 this year with four wins from seven starts. Here is the Hollywood Derby field from the rail out: Talco, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; Lexie Lou, Corey Nakatani, 3-1; Flamboyant, Mike Smith, 6-1; Sawyers Hill, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; California Chrome, Victor Espinoza, 4-5 and Cabral, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1 All starters will carry 122 pounds with the exception of the filly Lexie Lou who gets in at 119. The Hollywood Derby has an approximate post time of 7 p.m. ET. Swingman Charles Oakley Jersey . - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has nothing but good problems right now. Swingman Willis Reed Jersey .ca. Kerry, In the first period of Saturdays Montreal-Ottawa game, Brendan Gallagher is called for goaltender interference. Craig Anderson is outside the blue paint trying to make the save.TORONTO -- Already exhausted following a long road trip and playing the second half of back-to-back games, the last thing the Toronto Maple Leafs was another emotional pitfall. Coach Randy Carlyle had already caused a stir in Detroit a night earlier by calling James Reimers play in a loss "just OK," and then the goaltender gave up a goal on the first shot he faced Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Unfortunately for the Leafs, that was just the beginning of a long game as defenceman Paul Ranger was injured and Steven Stamkos rang up a hat trick to hand them a 5-3 loss at Air Canada Centre, their third in a row. Even after the club released an update saying Ranger was "stable, conscious and alert" after his head hit the glass on a hit from Alex Killorn and he was taken to a local hospital, there were plenty of worried teammates in the home locker-room after a defeat that dropped the Leafs three points behind the Lightning in the Atlantic Division. With that came a notion of missing an opportunity to make something out of the impossibly difficult situation of seeing Ranger go down. "You try to use that as motivation to go out there and give yourself the best opportunity to get a chance and try to use the player, Range, get it for him," Carlyle said. "And we fell short, for sure." Against the Lightning (38-24-7), falling short meant starting terribly with a goal against 59 seconds in, taking too many penalties and giving Stamkos far too much room to operate. But Killorns hit on Ranger understandably took the lions share of the attention. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper called it "probably the turning point in the game" as his team killed off the five-minute major, while the Leafs (36-27-8) just struggled to pick their game up after watching him get wheeled off the ice on a stretcher. "We say our jobs to get ready and prepare for the next period, but thats scary," winger Joffrey Lupul said. "He obviously didnt look great when he was leaving the ice. So youre trying to clear your head and focus on the next period. But you cant lie -- obviously part of you is wondering whats going on with him." When Ranger went down, the Leafs were trailing 3-2 after Radko Gudas beat Reimer in the games first minute with a seemingly innocent shot from just inside the blue-line. Reimer didnt see the shot, and long after his Leafs came back to take the lead on goals by Phil Kessel and Nikolai Kulemin, Carlyle didnt blame his goalie for that one. "The first goals kind of (a) fluke," Carlyle said. "What do you do? Its a seeing-eye shot, theres a screen, it hits a post and goes in. So you cant get too unravelled by that." Reimer, who gave up five goals on 30 shots, didnt unravel, but a lack of discipline and the Leafs defence was to blame for Stamkos scoring twice in the first period and then completing the hat trick early in the second. An interference penalty on David Clarkson led to the first goal, and there were missed assignments on all three. For Stamkos, who was playing in just his seventh game since returning from a four-month absence after breaking his right leg, called getting the natural hat trick in front of family and friends the highlight of his season. "I was a little disappointed there was no hats on the ice," the Markham, Ont., native said. "I guess Ill take it anyway." Though he couldnt be blamed for any of the three goals Stamkos scored, Reimer couldnt take many positives out of his performance. Because Jonathan Bernier remains out with a groin injury, Reimer became the first Toronto goalie to start on back-to-back days this season, and this wasnt the result he wanted when thrust into that situation. "I just want to come out and play well and kind of be a difference-maker, and unfortunately it wasnt the case," Reimer said. Carmelo Anthony Knicks Jersey. "I thought I made some good saves, but it definitely wasnt the performance I was looking for. I wanted to come out and be big and keep your team in it, and that didnt happen tonight." Reimers failings, notably on the first goal, paled in comparison to the other drama and blunders that tormented the Leafs against the Lightning. Six minor penalties led to two power-play goals by the Lightning -- the first by Stamkos and the second one in the third from linemate Tyler Johnson -- which wound up being enough to make the difference. "A lot of things come down to special teams," Cooper said. "Weve had our ups and downs all year. For us to kill off all those penalties, especially the five minutes and then get two power-play goals. Thats how youre going to win. Thats how youre going to win down the stretch and get into the playoffs." With the victory, the Lightning, who got 36 saves on 39 shots from Vezina Trophy candidate Ben Bishop, moved ahead of the Montreal Canadiens for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Leafs, who at 71 games have played the most of any team in the Eastern Conference, held onto the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference but lost a major opportunity to pick up points. Reimer lamented not doing that more than being unable to cover up the fire storm that surrounded him. "It doesnt really matter how you play or how people talk about how you play as long as you get points," he said. "As tough as things go or as good as things go, you can play a great game and still lose. The big thing is points, so as far as statement games or whatnot, I think really at this time of year its just about your team and about getting your team points, not necessarily about you making a statement." Stamkos, who scored his three goals on his only three shots of the night, made a statement that hes back and capable of carrying the Lightning. Cooper was looking forward to seeing how the 24-year-old would fare in his "backyard," and he didnt disappoint. "Theres special players out there that find a way, they have that innate ability to rise to the occasion," Cooper said. "For Stammer to come back in here to his hometown and do what he did tonight, basically put the team on his shoulders, I cant say enough about (him)." And the Leafs couldnt say enough about how things went wrong, especially when it came to not containing one of the leagues best in Stamkos. "We were getting exposed," Lupul said. "There were times today where we were good, other times we made some errors getting the puck out of our zone, once by me and then a couple times we let their best player get the puck in an area where we cant do that." And then there was a lack of desperation early on that only came in the second half of the game and showed up when Jake Gardiner cut the deficit to one with 12:40 left. Giving half of what was necessary was not enough. "I felt that our desperation level went up for the last 30 minutes of the game," Carlyle said. "Weve got to do a better job than that." NOTES -- Kessels goal was his 35th of the season, two short of his career high. ... Gardiners goal was his fifth in the past seven games and 10th of the season. ... Killorn was given a game misconduct along with the five-minute major for boarding Ranger, whom the Leafs said was taken to a hospital for a "precautionary assessment." ... Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier skated Wednesday morning for the first time since suffering a groin injury almost a week earlier in Los Angeles. Carlyle said Bernier was "coming along" and he expected the injured netminder to take shots during practice Friday. Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
TORONTO – Two months ago, the Maple Leafs management team deemed that Randy Carlyle was the “right person” to continue lead their team, but felt the need for change somewhere in light of another late season spiral. Chris McCullough Nets Jersey . Three assistant coaches were fired that day in early May – in a unique move that saw the head coach remain – replaced Friday by Marlies coach Steve Spott and longtime Predators assistant Peter Horachek in a bid to further alter the atmosphere of a team deemed to be requiring “culture change” by MLSE president Tim Leiweke. “Im not the big culture change kind of guy,” said general manager Dave Nonis, shortly after the announcement of the new two new assistants. “I think you cant flip a switch with two coaches and say that everythings going to be different. I think people bring things to the table that either help you achieve success or dont. These guys theyve shown in the past that they can do that.” Carlyle bellowed long and loudly for change last year, frustrated by his clubs inability to compete to a level he deemed appropriate. Weak foundations – poor defensive play, possession and penalty killing – were propped up by terrific goaltending, a mostly potent power-play and a dominant first line. He saw the flaws early, but ultimately was unable to affect much change as the year lingered on. “6-1 is only a stat,” he said in mid-October after his team won six of its first seven games. “Its a nervous time in the coaches office because of the shot differential and the quality of chances that were giving up.” Employment of personnel didnt help matters, particularly an overreliance on veterans like Jay McClement and an underuse of young players on a fourth line fronted by heavyweight Colton Orr. Somewhere along the way his message didnt stick or perhaps grew stale. In shaking up the assistants who surround Carlyle, management is hoping that will change. “Part of the changes that we are looking to make is in the atmosphere and thats not a knock on the other coaches because they had their strengths for sure,” said Nonis. “But relationships and developing relationships with the players is probably as big an issue now around the league as anything. Players have to want to play for you. I think these guys have had a pretty good track record in that regard.” Leaf players were surprised by the late spring firings of Dave Farrish, Greg Cronin and Scott Gordon, particularly Farrish whose fate was thought to be tied to Carlyle, his longtime associate. Farrish, who ran the defence and Torontos sixth-ranked power-play, was known as a lighter voice in the room – a stark contrast to the harder-edged Carlyle – capable of brightening the mood in dark times.? Cronin and Gordon, who led the Leafs once hopeful but ultimately disastrous penalty kill, appeared to be sounding boards, often locked into long conversations with players after practice (Gordon on multiple occasions with Phil Kessel). Management deemed that their replacements have previous head coaching experience – Farrish, Cronin and Gordon were all head coaches themselves prior to coming to Toronto – believing that to be valuable in support of Carlyle. Both new hirings will be expected to share in dealings with the media, a considerable change from recent years where assistants under both Carlyle and Ron Wilson were consistently unavailable to press. “I think if youve walked in those shoes before it makes it easier to help,” said Nonis of head coaching experience. It wasnt immediately clear how duties would be split between Spott and Horachek – one will likely run power-play, the other penalty kill as with most clubs – but Nonis indicated Carlyle playing a “big or bigger role than hes had in the past” in terms of special teams. Spott, who did a terrific job guiding the youthful Marlies to within one game of the Calder Cup final, will be relied upon for his experience in guiding Torontos young talent. Management viewed him as a candidate to join the NHL staff from the outset, waiting to make their interest clear until his team was quieted in a Western Conference final loss to the eventual champs from Texas. “It wasnt just veterans carrying the ball,” Nonis said of Spotts success as a first-year American League coach. “He used young players all the time. He put them in different situations. He allowed some of those players to grow despite some mistakes that they were making.” Formerly the bench boss in Kitchener and the Canadian World Jr. team (2013), Spott has coached prospective Leafs like Petter Granberg, Carter Ashton, Stuart Percy, and Peter Holland, not to mention current Leafs such as Nazem Kadri, Morgan Rielly and David Clarkson, the latter maintaining a close relationship with Spott. The Leafs appear to be trending younger, team president Brendan Shanahan speaking earlier in the week of his desire for “our young players…to have job opportunities”. “We need our young players to have an impact,” Nonis said. “The assistant coaches will have a major role in that.” The Leafs continue to view Spott as a future NHL head coach. Horachek, a native of Stoney Creek, Ontario, spent nine seasons as an assistant to Barry Trotz in Nashville before being fired in 2013. He resurfaced as a head coach with the AHLs San Antonio Rampage the following season before ascending to the top job with the Panthers when Kevin Dineen was let go. The 54-year-old boasts an IHL championship from his days as the lead man in Orlando (Carlyle was the head coach of the IHLs Manitoba Moose at the time). Boasting a mismatched roster in Florida with uneven goaltending last season, Horacheks Panthers had awful special teams – last in both power-play and penalty kill – but decent possession numbers considering the talent. “Hes a firm guy,” Nonis said of Horachek, consulting with longtime Predators general manager David Poile prior to the hiring. “I think hes kind of a no-nonsense coach, but hes very well groomed. Hes got a players background and again a very long and I think impressive coaching background. “When it came down to it he was the guy that really fit the type of coach we needed and we feel that Randy needs as well.” In reconstructing their roster this summer the organization went hard after players with solid leadership and character credentials – Stephane Robidas, Dan Boyle and Josh Gorges among the targets – seemingly concerned by the mix that fell hard out of the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. In adding Spott and Horachek, it appears they are trying to do the same with a coaching staff that missed a step a year ago – albeit with the same head man leading the charge. Consistent in managements view of both hires was their ability to build strong relationships with players, communication not known to be a strong suit of an old-school type like Carlyle. Whether that leads to a more consistent and successful product on the ice remains to be seen. Bojan Bogdanovic Jersey . Here are some of the best from Week One and some to watch in Week Two: TOP PERFORMERS Anthony Allen, RB, Saskatchewan (176 YDS, 2 TD, 30 touches vs. Hamilton) - Powerfully-built back burst onto the scene in his CFL debut, after a couple of years in the NFL, playing 21 games with the Baltimore Ravens. Drazen Petrovic Nets Jersey . Funny, they looked like longtime friends during Pittsburghs 5-1 demolition of Dallas on Tuesday night. Quick to the puck and even quicker to the net, the Penguins top line overwhelmed the suddenly struggling Stars as Pittsburgh bounced back from a dismal weekend sweep at the hands of Philadelphia by jumping on Dallas early.GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids captain Jeff Hoggan scored twice as the Griffins edged the Abbotsford Heat 5-3 on Friday to advance to the second round of the American Hockey League playoffs. Teemu Pulkkinen had a goal and an assist, and Riley Sheahan and Landon Ferraro also scored for the Griffins, who took the best-of-five series in four games. Markus Granlund had a goal and an assist for the Heat, who will be moving out of Abbotsford in the off-season. Shane OBrien and Kane Lafranchise also scored. The Heat took an early lead on a power-play goal from OBrien, flew past Griffins goalie Petr Mrazek at 14:21 of the first period. The Griffins came back at 7:26 of the second period when Pulkkinen fired a power-play slapshot from the left of the net to beat Abbotsford goalie Joni Ortio. McIntyre lost control of the puck in front of an open net two minutes later, and passed it to his right as Ortio righted himself. The puck found Hoggan who tipped the it into the open net to giive Grand Rapids a 2-1 lead. Brooklyn Nets Jersey. Abbotsford forward Max Reinhart passed the puck across the ice and found Lafranchise, who weaved his way around Mrazek and backhanded the puck in to tie the game at 13:16 of the second. Hoggan struck again with 33 seconds left in the second as Griffins forward Cory Emmerton sent in a pass from the corner boards. The puck bounced around until it hit Hoggan and found its way into the net. Sheahan added a fourth goal for the Griffins 4:51 into the third, collecting a rebound and netting the puck past a recovering Ortio. A minute later, a penalty on Griffin Ryan Sproul gave Abbotsford its fourth power play of the night and Granlund found the top corner of the net just seconds into the man-advantage to bring the Heat to within one. Ferraro added an empty-net goal with 13.4 seconds left in the game. Grand Rapids outshot Abbotsford 36-27. Ortio made 31 saves for the Abbotsford, while Mrazek stopped 24 shots for Grand Rapids. Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
Bruce Bennett of Getty Images took some magnificent looking infrared images from various NHL games this season, and the results look like something out of the Twilight Zone. Andrew Heaney Jersey . Yunel Escobar Angels Jersey . -- Canadian ski cross star Marielle Thompson accomplished two goals in one race Saturday. Nolan Ryan Angels Jersey .1 million contract. The club said that Boll will earn $950,000 in 2012-13 and $1.15 million in 2013-14. The 26-year-old Boll had two goals and one assist with 126 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Blue Jackets in 2011-12.The Montreal Canadiens are in fine form with four straight wins while the Washington Capitals are trying to find their footing after snapping a four-game losing streak. Advantage Canadiens when the two clubs battle at the Bell Centre on Saturday afternoon. The Canadiens have gone 14-3-1 in their last 18 to pull within one point of the Eastern Conference lead with Carey Price going 12-2-1 with a 1.53 goals-against average in that span. His 2.09 GAA is a career best and puts him among the NHL leaders. I am just worried about doing my job - stopping the next shot, Price said. Its fun to win games 6-5, but if we want to be successful, were going to have to really bear down on those low-scoring checking games. Pacioretty is among the league leaders with 22 goals, but has scored once in 18 career matchups with Washington - his lowest total against any East team. The Capitals might be playing in the perfect place as they look to end their road woes. Theyve won seven in a row at the Bell Centre, with four of the victories being shutouts, and are 8-0-1 in the past nine there. Washington has taken the last two such meetings by a 10-1 score. The Canadiens won the only game against Washington this season 2-1 in a shootout Oct. 9, but the Capitals have gone 17-4-3 in the past 24 matchups. Washingtons 2.50 goals-against average has it among the NHL leaders, but it gave up 17 non-shootout goals during an 0-3-1 stretch. Albert Pujols Angels Jersey. The Capitals (25-14-9) bounced back with a 4-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, limiting the Penguins to 27 shots and 16 over the final two periods. Washington is 21-2-2 when allowing two or fewer goals. Braden Holtby recorded his career-high fifth shutout, Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Nicklas Backstrom raised his team-leading point total to 50 with two assists. We have a lot of big guys on our team that can play a skill game, play a physical game, play a defensive game, forward Eric Fehr told the Capitals official website. We like to think we can adapt to anything, especially with our d-men. They can play strong defensively, and they can get up the ice and be really effective. Ovechkins has 13 goals in his last 13 games and moved into the league lead with 29. When Alex is determined, the way he is lately, I think he just creates so much good offense, coach Barry Trotz said. Hes dangerous every night. You look at the stat sheet, whether he scores or not, hes got 10 shots. Theres guys in the league who go a month without 10 shots sometimes. Ovechkin will be tested against Montreal (31-13-3), which has allowed three goals over the past three games. The Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 1-0 on Thursday behind Carey Prices 24 saves and Max Paciorettys goal late in the third period. Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
Mondays GamesNHLWashington 2 Ottawa 1Nashville 5 Columbus 1Florida 4 Pittsburgh 3 (SO)Vancouver 7 Arizona 1Anaheim 3 San Jose 2 (OT)Calgary 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT)---AHLChicago 5 Grand Rapids 3---NBAChicago 129 Toronto 120Charlotte 110 Denver 82Houston 110 Portland 95Utah 97 Memphis 91Atlanta 105 Dallas 102San Antonio 125 L. Authentic LaMarcus Aldridge Jersey .A. Clippers 118Golden State 128 Sacramento 108---NFLCincinnati 37 Denver 28--- Danny Green Spurs Jersey . For the Bombers it has been a combination of things coming together at the most inappropriate moments in time. Quarterback, injuries, Canadian talent or depth and leadership are all issues. Trust me when I say being a Bomber is no fun right now in a city that embraces football the way Winnipeg does. While Buck Pierce will be getting another shot, I think Max Hall does deserve another opportunity. Authentic Sean Elliott Jersey .FIFA says it is relaxing the rule which forced match officials to leave its international list at the end of the year they turned 45.LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Croatia reached the semifinals of the European basketball championship for the first time in 18 years by defeating Ukraine 84-72 Thursday. Croatia will play Lithuania, which edged Italy 81-77. France and two-time defending champion Spain will play the other semifinal on Friday. Croatia has won eight straight games since losing its opening game of the tournament to Spain by 28 points. "Its a long time since weve been in the semifinals. That was the first target for this young, talented generation, but this story is too beautiful to stop here," Croatia coach Jasmin Repesa said. "Honestly, we expected to be in the semis, we have quality and a system." Croatia is seeking to make the podium for the first time since it took bronze at the 1995 tournament in Greece, where it fell to Lithuania in the semifinals. The only time Croatia played in a final was at the 1992 Olympics, when it lost to the U.S. Dream Team. Dontaye Draper, Croatias American-born point guard, had two steals and six points in a key 13-0 run at the start of the second quarter, when Ukraine failed to score in five minutes and had three turnovers while missing five straight 3-point attempts. "I looked at my teammates and I heard them say, Ajde, and I just tried to get some energy, to get something going, even a foul, anything," said Draper, who finished with six assists and four steals to go with six points. Ajde is Croatian for "come on." Croatia used relentless zone pressing to lead by as many as 19. "The second quarter was our demise, we lost controll of the game then," Ukraine coach Mike Fratello said. Manu Ginobili Jersey. "We gave the ball away 17 times and you cant do that against a team like this." Shooting guard Krunoslav Simon led Croatia with 23 points, while Pooh Jeter, another American-born point guard, had 19 points, six rebounds and six assists for Ukraine, which was in the quarterfinals for the first time. "We were completely lost in the second quarter," said Viacheslav Kravtsov, Ukraines NBA centre. Lithuania won the European title in 2003 and was bronze medallist at the 2010 worlds. But it has not made the podium in Europe since the 2007 bronze and lost in the quarterfinals at home two years ago. Lithuania had a big size advantage over Italy and it was centre Donatas Motiejunas who had a pair of important consecutive layups in the fourth. Since winning a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics, Italy has not been able to reach the quarterfinals in any major competition. It failed to qualify for the last two Olympics and last world championship. "They destroyed us in the low post at the start of the fourth, they have too much size. When you are tired they can use the size for easy baskets," Italy coach Simone Pianigiani said. Earlier, Slovenia earned a place in next years World Cup by beating Serbia 92-74. Slovenia will play for fifth place and Serbia for seventh on Saturday. Ukraine and Italy will decide on Friday which of them will meet Slovenia. Seventh place will earn a spot at the World Cup because host Spain is a direct qualifier and already in the European semifinals. Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
JUPITER, Fla. Nike Shox Clearance . -- Tiger Woods is skipping the Match Play Championship in Arizona in two weeks. Woods announced on his website Thursday that he wasnt planning to compete in the first World Golf Championship. He says his plan was to attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia before his girlfriend and champion skier Lindsey Vonn got injured. Instead, he will stay home and prepare for three tournaments in Florida. Hell next play the Honda Classic on Feb. 27 followed by title defences at Doral and Bay Hill. This was the first time Woods has missed the Match Play Championship when healthy and the tournament was held in America. This means the Match Play will be without three of the top players in the world --Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott. Adidas Tubular Sale . - San Diego Padres centre fielder Cameron Maybin is going to be out two to three months after rupturing his left biceps tendon during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. http://www.stansmithtrainersuk.com/men-s-women-s-adidas-originals-tubular-defiant-shoes-olive-pink-s75248.html . The Canadian tennis players first full season on the WTA Tour was a strong one. She has risen to No. 32 in the world rankings and will likely be seeded at the first Grand Slam event of the 2014 season.The future of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been the subject of continued speculation all season, but the Dutchman has continued to come up with timely answers to his critics again and again. Manchester Uniteds 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final triumph at West Ham was just the latest, easing the pressure after the weekends heavy defeat at Tottenham hit Van Gaals hopes of a top-four finish. Here we look back at seven times Van Gaal and his Manchester United players have pulled off a big result, just when they needed it most...  Saturday, October 17Everton 0-3 Manchester UnitedUnited made a confident start to the season - undefeated in their opening 12 matches in all competitions under Van Gaal - but supporters questioned the Dutchmans tactics and style of play. Wayne Rooney was happy to have ended his six game goal-scoring drought at former club Everton His first test arrived after Arsenal blew them away with a 3-0 win at the Emirates, but Ander Herrera came to Van Gaals rescue at Goodison Park a week later.The Spaniard scored one and made another for Wayne Rooney in an impressive victory.Rooneys goal - a first on the road in the league in 11 months - capped a United performance far removed from their meek display at Arsenal. Van Gaal hailed his sides performance at Goodison Park United were composed on the ball, organised without it and all-round value for a result that kept them two points off neighbours Manchester City.Van Gaal praised Uniteds fantastic response while Soccer Saturday pundit Matt Le Tissier hailed their professionalism after a tough couple of weeks. Matt Le Tissier praised Uniteds professionalism at Everton From the moment United got that second goal, they never looked troubled. They were so solid defensively. David de Gea had to make two saves all game.It was a really professional away performance in the Premier League, and they looked really, really comfortable.Saturday, January 2Manchester United 2-1 Swansea CityAfter United were dumped out of the Champions League with a 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg, they suffered three consecutive Premier League defeats against Bournemouth, Norwich and Stoke.Chants of Jose Mourinho rang around Old Trafford following the Norwich loss and the pressure seemed to be getting to Van Gaal who hit back at journalists in his pre-Boxing Day press conference asking them to apologise to him for reporting about his future. Van Gaal admits sack fears Louis van Gaal admitted his position at Manchester United was under scrutiny after Norwich defeat His side put on an improved display in a goalless draw at home to Chelsea on December 28 - but still no win.With the heat intensifying, United finally ended their eight-match winless run with a 2-1 victory over Swansea at Old Trafford. Mourinho and Man Utd Jose Mourinho and Man Utd are the talk of football; heres a timeline since he left Chelsea It looked like being another frustrating afternoon for the hosts when the Swans equalised with 20 minutes to go through Gylfi Sigurdsson, but Wayne Rooney ended his two-month drought and became the second-highest scorer in both Premier League and Manchester United history with the winner. Rooney ended his two-month drought against Swansea Soccer Saturday pundit Paul Merson said it was paramount that Rooney had to stay fit if United were to finish in the top four.Rooney played quite well and he was always involved. If United can get Rooney playing well theyll get in the top four. If they dont, they wont.Sunday, January 17Liverpool 0-1 Manchester UnitedA week later they progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup thanks to Rooneys stoppage-time penalty over League One side Sheffield United, but Van Gaal quickly found himself under the magnifying glass as Paul Dummett rescued a dramatic late point for Newcastle against them in a thrilling 3-3 draw.They headed to Liverpool six days later and Paul Merson felt defeat would render Van Gaals position untenable.Considering how big this match is and what could happen to the league table after Saturdays results, I just dont see how he could get away with defeat, said Merson. It could be the straw that breaks the camels back. LVG: We can still win title Van Gaal discussed Uniteds title hopes in January But De Gea kept a rampant Liverpool side at bay and then Rooney ended an 11-year wait for an Anfield goal to snatch a dramatic win on Super Sunday.Van Gaal said his side could still win the title but former great Peter Schmeichel dismissed their chances. Uniteds goalkeeeping legend Peter Schmeichel dismissed their hopes of winning the Premier League Friday, January 29Derby County 1-3 Manchester UnitedA week after the Liverpool win, United suffered a 1-0 defeat to Southampton with Charlie Austins late winner at Old Trafford condemning United to their sixth Premier League defeat of the season. http://www.stansmithtrainersuk.com/men-s-women-s-adidas-originals-tubular-running-shoes-burgundy-white-b41274.html. Van Gaal was booed by a section of home supporters as he left the field after the final whistle, and his stock appeared to be at an all-time low with the Red Devils sitting five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham.Sources at the club told Sky Sports News HQ the under-fire manager did not offer his resignation in the wake of the game, despite reports in the press to the contrary. Van Gaal reacted angrily to a question about the freedom his players Step forward Rooney once again. The skipper opened the scoring against Derby County with a beautiful curling effort to help United to an emphatic FA Cup fourth-round win. It was his sixth goal in six games, having scored two in his previous 13. Daley Blind and the returning Juan Mata finished off the Rams.But the media were still relentless. In his post-match news conference, the United boss reacted angrily to a question from a journalist about the freedom of his players.And pundit Charlie Nicholas felt the pressure was still very much on the Dutchman.Is the pressure off now? No, not until they get a fluency in their game, said the former Arsenal striker.Sunday, February 28Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal Marcus Rashford was the hero in Old Trafford win over Arsenal Things got worse as Van Gaal endured a shock defeat at Sunderland and then suffered more misery in the Europa League with a 2-1 loss at FC Midtjylland. United recovered to reach the FA quarter-finals by overcoming Shrewsbury before teenage sensation Marcus Rashford scored twice on his debut as United beat Midtjylland 5-1 to qualify for the last 16 of the Europa League with a 6-3 aggregate victory. LVG: Rashford unbelievable Louis van Gaal hailed the unbelievable impact of Marcus Rashford Van Gaal was grateful to Rashford again just three days later as the prodigious young striker scored twice on his Premier League debut to help them to a sensational win over Arsenal at Old Trafford and gain revenge for their Emirates hammering earlier in the season. Rashfords fairytale continued as he scored twice on his Premier League debut The Dutchman hailed the unbelievable impact of Rashford after the win and explained the need for his side to play at a quicker tempo.The key factor is always that you dare to play and we can play very good but we have to move the ball more quickly and we have to switch the game more frequently. The two goals that we scored in the first half were through the switching of the game.That we have improved because we did it, in this game in any case, but we have to do it more I think. Thats the key I think and also that we are defending like a team.Sunday, March 20Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United Rashford scored the derby winner United struggled to beat Watford and then Juan Mata was sent off as Uniteds top-four hopes suffered a setback with a 1-0 defeat at West Brom.Their Europa League dreams were shattered by bitter rivals Liverpool and Van Gaal seemed to be running out of time.Heading into the Manchester derby Van Gaal admitted that they had fallen below expectations this season.I think for four months [the press] have been writing that I shall be sacked, or not? Four months already. Do you think that is logical or normal? LVG: Weve not met expectations Louis van Gaal has admitted that Manchester United have fallen below expectations Expectations can be too high. Our purpose was to reach the top three because we wanted to do a bit better than last year.Yes [we have fallen below expectations], but then you have to analyse the circumstances, how I have to work. I am never feeling that I am under pressure. I do what I have to do. The men from Old Trafford atoned for the Liverpool loss by ending a miserable March with Manchester bragging rights and United academy product Rashford all but ending Citys title hopes with victory at the Etihad Stadium to appease fans - for a while at least.Wednesday, April 13West Ham 1-2 Manchester United Rashford has proven to be Van Gaals saviour Anthony Martial sealed a tight 1-0 victory over Everton at the start of the month, but United suffered a relapse at White Hart Lane.Their team bus got caught in severe traffic en route from their central London hotel and although they started brightly, Tottenham burst into life with three goals in a rampant six-minute spell in the second half to puncture Uniteds top four hopes. Not a job for Mourinho? How the success of Louis van Gaals youngsters could undermine Jose Mourinhos job prospects On Wednesday night Van Gaal did keep alive his hopes of silverware as his side bounced back with another Rashord-inspired win - this time over the Hammers in their FA quarter-final replay at Upton Park.Rashford and Fellaini helped them earn the victory in a match where Rooney made his return as a late substitute but once again, their talented young players stole the limelight. Youngsters boost LVG Uniteds youngsters impressed to ease the pressure on LVG After the match, Van Gaal reiterated his desire to win a trophy, saying: That is what I came here to do.Even lifting the FA Cup may not be enough to keep Van Gaal in his job, but if he does survive, he will look back at these seven key wins which have kept him in the Old Trafford hot-seat. Also See: Van Gaal: I want a trophy Fellaini sends Man Utd through Rooney returns as late sub Not a job for Mourinho? Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
Bath earned a scrappy 16-9 Premiership victory over winless neighbours Bristol at the Recreation Ground on Friday night. Hervin Ongenda Jersey . Baths seventh win in eight games put them top of the table - for 24 hours at least - but their mix-and-match line-up could conjure only one try, scored by wing Jack Wilson in the first half.In front of a record attendance at the Rec of 14,241, Bath spent almost all the first 20 minutes tackling and only once had possession inside the Bristol 10-metre line. For all the ball the visitors had in that first quarter, though, they seldom threatened and when they did, poor alignment let them down.Eventually, a 70-metre Tom Homer clearance bounced kindly into touch inside the Bristol 22 and they were suddenly under pressure when Rhodri Williams clearance was charged down. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch England v Fiji on Saturday and get the first six months half price Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland was helped off with a leg injury to be replaced by Adam Hastings, but Homer opened the scoring for Bath with a 19th-minute penalty.Wales No 8 Taulupe Faletau made his comeback after more than 10 weeks out and carried strongly from the restart only for his fellow forwards to go off their feet at the ruck and Billy Searle was on target for 3-3.Helped by a dominant scrum the home side had now shrugged off the overly defensive mindset. In the 27th minute, Wilson supported flanker Tom Ellis to score under the posts after Matt Banahan had drawn several defenders. Homer converted. Taulupe Faletau (L) of Bath chased by Ryan Edwards of Bristol Errors were creeping into Bristols game but their work at the breakdown was busy and they forced enough turnovers and penalties to stop Bath finding any rhythm.When Elliott Stooke was whistled up at a ruck, Searle made it 10-6 with his second penalty.Homer replied from short range after Bristol were caught offside in a ruck in their own 22 but Searle had the last word on the stroke of half-time with his third successful kick when Ross Batty did not roll away quickly enough from the tackle area.A smart break by Williams from the base of the scrum gave Bristol hope but Bath began to crank up the pressure with their ball carriers and Homers third penalty extended the lead to 16-9.Bristol were reduced to 14 men after 64 minutes when centre Jason Woodward fell the wrong side of a ruck on his own line after Faletaus replacement, Zach Mercer, almost made the line.Bath could not make the extra man count, however, and it was Bristol who finished strongest, forcing a line-out in the corner. Agonisingly, Will Hurrell spilt a pass after half-a-dozen phases and they had to be content with a losing bonus point.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch England v Fiji and Ireland v New Zealand and get the first six months half price! Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain Jersey .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Angel Di Maria Jersey . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. http://www.psgsoccershop.com/c-26-david-luiz-paris-saint-germain-fc-jersey.aspx .Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. DALLAS -- A woman who alleges Baylor University ignored her when she reported being raped by a former football player wants ex-coach Art Briles to be added as a defendant to the federal lawsuit, according to a court filing Wednesday.The complaint filed in March by Jasmin Hernandez named Briles, ex-athletic director Ian McCaw and university regents as defendants. Briles lawyers argued last month that the men could not be sued in their official role under the Title IX federal gender discrimination law. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman determined it was essentially redundant to sue the men in addition to the university, and allowed Briles and McCaw to be removed from the suit.Hernandezs lawyers filed an amended complaint Wednesday that cites state negligence laws as the reason for including them as defendants in their individual capacities.Were not asserting any Title IX claim against Briles or McCaw, just against Baylor, attorney Susan Hutchison said. Hernandez is seeking a jury trial.Hernandez, a former Baylor student now living in California, contends the school knew former player Tevin Elliott had a history of assaults, failed to protect her and others and ignored her pleas when she sought help after her assault in 2012. Elliott was convicted of raping Hernandez and sentenced to 20 years in prison.The Associated Press generally doesnt identify sexual assault victims, but Hernandez has spoken publicly to draw attention to the case.Wednesdays amended complaint alleges that Briles and McCaw were aware of assault allegations against Elliott and had a duty to take reasonable protective measures to protect Hernandez and others. Christopher Nkunku Jersey. Briles attorney, Kenneth Tekell Sr., said he will file a motion to have the lawsuit dismissed.She does not have the law and facts to support any case, he said Wednesday, declining to elaborate.Pitman earlier denied the universitys request to temporarily halt evidence gathering while considering the schools request to dismiss the case, allowing Hernandezs attorneys to interview witnesses and collect documents.Hutchison said Baylors former Title IX coordinator, Patty Crawford, will provide a deposition Nov. 3. Crawford resigned earlier this month and said publicly that top campus leaders undermined her efforts to investigate sexual assault claims and were more concerned with protecting the Baylor brand than the students.As Title IX coordinator, Crawford was charged with enforcing federal standards meant to prevent discrimination based on gender.Baylor fired Briles in May and McCaw resigned after a school-funded investigation found the Baptist school had mishandled allegations of sexual assault, including claims made against football players. Former President and Chancellor Ken Starr also was forced out.The Pepper Hamilton law firm concluded the football program acted as it was above the rules when dealing with assault claims and rules violations. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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SALT LAKE CITY - Just four days after becoming one of the most disputed all-star omissions, Kyle Lowry received his consolation prize from the NBA. Allen Iverson Grizzlies Jersey . The Raptors point guard has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 27, through Sunday, Feb. 2, the league announced ahead of Torontos meeting with the Jazz on Monday. Lowry led off the week topping 30 points in back-to-back games for the first time in his career - including a season-high 33 points in Wednesdays win over the Magic - carrying his team to a pair of victories without injured leading scorer DeMar DeRozan. Overall, the eighth-year guard averaged 25.0 points and 8.0 assists as Toronto finished the week with a 3-1 record. For Lowry, the recognition is long overdue. "He is one of the best point guards in the league right now," Dwane Casey said in Denver Thursday evening, hours after the all-star reserves were announced and Lowry, despite his body of work this season, was left off the list. DeRozan, a first-time all-star, was voted in by the coaches and will deservedly represent the Raptors in New Orleans later this month but Lowrys case should have been just as, if not more, compelling. Since the early-December trade of Rudy Gay, Lowry has come out of his shell, emerging as the teams leader. Hes been the Raptors most reliable contributor and a big part of the post-trade resurgence. Toronto has won 19 of 29 games since moving Gay, recording 20 or more assists in 23 of those contests. "Me personally, I thought he should have made [the All-Star team]," DeRozan said Thursday. "Especially [with] what he means to this team. There are not too many players that are doing the things he is doing." Lowry, sincerely happy for his teammate, shrugged off the coaches oversight, concerning himself with team success over individual accolades. Similarly, he downplayed a couple nominations for earlier Player of the Week awards and will likely do the same after winning one, but after putting the team on his shoulders this past week, the honour comes well deserved. With DeRozan sidelined for the first time this season, nursing an ankle injury, Lowry engineered a thrilling victory over the surging Nets in Brooklyn to begin the week. In that game, Lowry become the first player this season to record at least 30 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals, something only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant accomplished last year. The 27-year-old is also having a career year from beyond the arch, connecting on 16 of his 36 attempts from three-point range last week. Lowry goes into Mondays game in Utah needing nine more threes to match his career-high for treys in a season (129). Hell also chase down Morris Petersons franchise record for most three-pointers made in a single campaign (177). Lowry became the fifth Raptor to win Player of the Week, joining Chris Bosh, Vince Carter, Mike James and Jalen Rose. Also left off the All-Star squad, Suns guard Goran Dragic - Lowrys former teammate in Houston - captured the award in the West. Lance Stephenson Grizzlies Jersey .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Jordan Adams Jersey . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer.http://www.thegrizzliesofficial.com/Authentic-Marc-Gasol-Grizzlies-Jersey/ . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th.A meeting between F1 team bosses, Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA in Bahrain has ended without agreement on what format the sport should use in qualifying. A new meeting will be held on Thursday to discuss a fresh proposal.Sky Sports understands that the proposal on the table involves a system of aggregate times being used in Q1, Q2 and Q3, with Pirelli providing extra sets of tyres.  So the new suggested qualy format apparently involves aggregate times, a word that should only be associated with Tarmac and concrete, tweeted Sky F1 pundit Martin Brundle. Not F1.Have your say: Vote for the format youd like used in qualifying According to Red Bull boss Christian Horner, race promoters and the FIA are reluctant for the sport to return to the format used last season.The bottom line is if we dont agree to a compromise then we are stuck with what we have got and I think everyone agrees that what we currently have isnt right, Horner told Sky Sports News HQ.Weve got a proposal on the table to vote on by Thursday and hopefully we can find a sensible conclusion that gives the right thing for the fans. Claire Williams revealed to Sky Sports News HQ that one of the new proposals for teams to consider was not the 2015 system, or a hybrid of 2015 and 2016s rules, but a completely new format.This is a whole new proposal, the last one was a hybrid that kept the 2016 Q1 and Q2 then brought in 2015 for Q3, she said.I think most people felt that wouldnt achieve what we wanted it to achieve so coming up with a totally revised proposal was the goal for everyone and that is what that meeting was about this morning.Why was qualifying unchaanged for the Bahrain GP?FIA president Jean Todt refused to give any details as to what the new proposal was, but hoped it would satisfy fans. Jarell Martin Grizzlies Jersey. You need to be patient, by Thursday you will have all the information, he said. I hope that fans will be happy. Ted Kravitz interviews F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on F1 Qualifying and other topics. However, even if a new system is approved on Thursday, Williams is unsure if it will be implemented for the Chinese GP later this month, round three of the new F1 season.I think like all these things we want time and we left the changes from Melbourne too late. We are trying to change things as quickly as possible, but when you are flying around the world people are here there and everywhere, said the deputy team principal. It isnt easy coming up with new solutions so if anyone has any ideas please tell us. Also See: Vote for the Qualy format youd like When is the Bahrain GP on Sky? Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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Arizonas Ray Smith, a former four-star recruit, announced his retirement from basketball on Thursday, two days after tearing his right ACL during an exhibition game.Kirk Hinrich Jersey . It was the redshirt freshmans third ACL tear and second right ACL tear in the last three years.?My run in basketball has been great, the talented 6-foot-8 wing said in his post. My father once told me that just because someone is a good basketball player doesnt make them a good person. That the sport doesnt define who we are only what we can do. I love the game of basketball but I have decided to step away from the game for good.Smith, ranked 29th in the 2015 recruiting class per ESPN.com, tore his right ACL in practice prior to the start of the 2015-16 season and missed the entire year. He tore his left ACL in high school.During an exhibition against College of Idaho on Tuesday, Smith landed awkwardly on a layup attempt. He then signaled to the teams medical staff that he was hurt before he was carried off the court.Per the school, Smith is scheduled to have surgery this month and begin his rehab after the procedure. The Las Vegas native will stay enrolled at Arizona.In the 25 years I have been a college basketball coach, I have never felt as helpless as I did when I saw him go down on Tuesday night, Arizonas Sean Miller said via statement from the school. No 19-year-old kid should have to experience three season-ending injuries in a 30-month period of time. I have watched Ray work with our strength and conditioning coach tirelessly for two years. I have seen him in our training room around the clock, doing everything he can to play the game he loves. To witness his extraordinary efforts and see this happen to him once again is beyond disheartening.Its been a tough preseason for both Arizona and Smith.Earlier this week, Smith tweeted that one of his lil bros had been murdered in Las Vegas. A source close to the team said the victim was actually one of Smiths close friends. Miller announced this week that sophomore Chance Comanche has been suspended indefinitely due to academic challenges. And Pac-12 Player of the Year contender Allonzo Trier, who did not make an appearance at Pac-12 media day, did not suit up or compete in the teams exhibition this week, which intensified the questions about his availability this season. Miller has refused to answer questions about Trier thus far.Smith, Comanche and Trier were all key members of Arizonas dazzling 2015 class. Dominique Wilkins Hawks Jersey . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. Paul Millsap Hawks Jersey .com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday. http://www.nbahawksofficial.com/womens-dominique-wilkins-basketball-jersey/ . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Even with Eli Manning toying with Philadelphias secondary for much of the game, the New York Giants barely held off the Eagles on Sunday.Manning threw for four touchdowns and New Yorks defense had two interceptions and three stops on fourth downs to beat Philadelphia 28-23 on Sunday.Philadelphia, the last few years, has had our number, said Manning, whose team had lost five of the last six to the Eagles. Weve played close games, but havent been able to win those close games. So to be able to pull it off today and get that win was nice.The Giants (5-3) won their third straight game, stopping the Eagles (4-4 after a 3-0 start) from the New York 17 after Manning was intercepted with less than two minutes to go.At the end of the game you have to go out there with confidence, confident that you are going to stop them, said cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. We have been playing well in games and when they get the ball down there and our backs are against the wall, we know we have to stand up.Two of Mannings touchdowns went to Odell Beckham Jr., with the others to Roger Lewis Jr. and Sterling Shepard .It was a game marked by big plays on offense -- six of more than 30 yards in the first half alone- and defense (four interceptions) and special teams (Jason Pierre-Pauls block of a field goal , Darren Sproles 66-yard punt return). Most of Sunday, it was a mismatch of Manning and his receiving corps against a sieve of an Eagles secondary. New York picked on every Philly defensive back, with the biggest Leodis McKelvin, no matter who he tried to cover.Less than two minutes in, Landon Collins made his third interception in the last two games; he had one pick as a rookie last year. Manning found Beckham on a slant after McKelvin failed to bump him at the line, and Beckham surged into the end zone for a 26-yard score.Andrew Adams, a rookie safety from UConn, had no interceptions in his previous five games. He sure knew what to do with the ball after hauling in Carson Wentzs high pass moments later, returning it 19 yards. Manning hit Lewis three plays later after McKelvin and Jaylen Watkins collided and it was 14-0.Mannings third TD throw came on a 1-yard jump ball to Beckham over McKelvin to make it 21-10.Wentz looked like a rookie from an FCS school in the first haalf, often appearing befuddled by coverages. Kyle Korver Jersey. Twice, the Eagles failed on short fourth downs while in field goal range.But he came out of halftime a different player , quickly guiding the Eagles 70 yards to Kenjon Barners 3-yard TD run.Manning, though, was just as precise and decisive on the ensuing drive, capped by his fourth TD throw, 32 yards to rookie Shepard. That gave Manning his first four-TD game since Game 14 last season.Wentz remained much sharper in the second half, leading the Eagles to two field goals by Caleb Sturgis. But Philly went 3 for 15 on third downs, 1 for 4 on fourth downs.MALCOLMS MESSAGE: Eagles players said veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins spoke up in the locker room after the game, saying they needed to learn how to finish games.Speaking for the defense, whose two interceptions in the fourth quarter resulted in no points, Jenkins said: Are you giving your team a chance to win defensively? There were a couple of plays here and there (early in the game) we feel weve got to have back. Those small mistakes -- there might be only one or two -- for our team to win we need to make those plays.ELIS COMING: Manning moved into ninth place in career yards passing with 46,428. Manning, in his 13th NFL season, threw for 257 yards against Philadelphia. He passed Vinny Testaverde, who had 46,233 yards through the air.ROOKIE FIRSTS: In addition to Adams first interception, Eagles WR Bryce Treggs made his first NFL reception, an 11-yarder on a field goal drive. It got even better for the undrafted rookie from Cal when his 58-yard reception set up Philadelphias first touchdown. Treggs was in the lineup because Josh Huff was released after being charged with possession of a handgun without a permit and having a small amount of marijuana during a traffic stop.INJURIESGiants WR Victor Cruz hurt an ankle in the first half, and LG Justin Pugh sprained his right knee in the second quarter. Neither returned. Eagles safety Terrence Brooks left with a hamstring issue.UP NEXT:Philadelphia hosts Atlanta next Sunday.New York hosts Cincinnati on Monday night, Nov. 14.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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Brendan Venter will head up the coaching Indaba which meets next week to find solutions to the Springboks recent plight. Sven Ulreich Bayern Munich Jersey .South Africa finished third with two wins from six in this years Rugby Championship and were on the wrong end of a 57-15 hammering at the hands of the All Blacks on Saturday in Durban.With South Africa preparing for their four-match end-of-season tour, Venter and ex-Boks psychologist Pieter Kruger will chair the two-day meeting in Cape Town next week which focuses on the current playing trends across a wide range of areas of game play and seek alignment within SA Rugby on ways to ensure rugby excellence and continuous improvement to remain a top rugby-playing nation, according to a SARU statement.Springboks coach Allister Coetzee will attend, along with his coaching staff, while CEOs and coaching staff of the six Super Rugby franchises have also been invited alongside SARU, ex-Boks coaches, players and a representative from MyPlayers, the players organisation.Also on the agenda will be SARU addressing longer term interventions to assist the Springbok team.The Boks have been without star No.8 Duane Vermeulen for the Rugby Championship campaign and he has spoken out to on the current state of South African rugby.I want to be part of the Boks but the way things are going now I cant see a positive outcome, Vermeulen told timeslive.co.za. We need an intervention and I cant sit silently on the side and say nothing any more.I feel its always the coaches that have their say in a team environment and as a player there is no time to focus and to talk about issues in SA rugby. We only focus on the game itself. I feel the need to speak up, for the players.It was ugly watching the game on Saturday. We were a powerhouse in world rugby and I feel it is my duty to also make a stand and say something on the record about the situation.I dont know how much respect there is for players any more. I feel for them and its partially our fault because we stay silent. It also starts at the top and we need clear and decisive leadership. Tom Starke Jersey . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Thomas Muller Bayern Munich Jersey . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. http://www.fcbayernsoccershop.com/c-10-rafinha-fc-bayern-munich-jersey.aspx .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews thinks the Carson Wentz-Dak Prescott matchup in the NFC East has a chance to develop into a quarterback rivalry for the ages.Peyton [Manning] and [Tom] Brady, thats an extremely high honor to be mentioned with those guys, Matthews said, responding to a reporter who first brought up Manning and Brady. ... I have spoken highly of Carson and know that he could be named with those guys just with more years of playing.And I have a high respect for Dak, too. ... Youre talking about a guy who is a poised quarterback, he knows what it means to be a leader, he knows what it means to be game-planned for. And I feel like Carson is the same way. The thing I love about Carson is he has that same ability but he also has a chip on his shoulder.So youre talking about two guys that could potentially be like a Brady and Peyton rivalry. The only difference is, youre going to get this two times a year, and possibly playoffs.Wentz of the Eagles and Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys?have a long, long way to go to get into that stratosphere. But the two rookies have shown positive signs early.For one, their teams are winning with them under center. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Sundays game between the Eagles (4-2) and Cowboys (5-1) will be the only instance since the 1970 merger in which the combined win percentage of rookie quarterbacks was .750 or better coming in (minimum three starts).Their individual numbers are strong as well. Despite a recent downturn, Wentz has completed 64 percent of his throws with eight touchdowns to three interceptions. Prescott is completing 69 percent of his throws with seven touchdowns and just one interception.No. 1, theyre proven winners, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. They know how to win. They know how to lead their teams. Nothing seems to be too big for either one of them. They take it in stride. The ability to protect the football, I think, through these first six, seven games like this has been crucial.Pederson noted that the Eagles hosted Prescott for a visit during the pre-draft process and really liked him, liked everything about himm as a quarterback. Custom Bayern Munich Jersey. Pederson said he isnt surprised that Prescott is having this type of success.The Eagles went in a different direction, as they aggressively moved up to No. 2 overall in Aprils draft to take Wentz. Prescott was not selected until the fourth round, 135th overall.I definitely have a chip on my shoulder, Prescott said during a conference call with the Philadelphia media. I definitely believe in myself and have all the confidence in the world in myself and always have. Yeah, I felt like I shouldve [gone] high. But I ended up in the right spot and everything worked out.Prescott enters the first matchup between the two quarterbacks on more of a roll. Wentzs play has tailed off of late. According to ESPN Stats & Information, he has been off-target on 34 percent of his throws over the last two weeks, which is the highest rate in the league. Wentz said recent mechanical issues are related primarily to his footwork.I dont think its anything we really need to overanalyze or freak out about, he said Wednesday.There are other factors to consider, like the strong play of Dallas offensive line and the powerful ground game led by fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott that has taken some of the pressure off Prescott.However you frame it, both quarterbacks have acquitted themselves well overall early on.Theyre coming out of school, out of college a little more NFL-ready, a little more NFL-prepared to handle, No. 1, the rigors of an NFL season, Pederson said.They know how to handle success. They know how to handle media. They know how to handle fans. I think theyre just genuinely more prepared coming to us at this level.Wentz and Prescott got to know each other a little bit during the pre-draft process and were complimentary of one another Wednesday. That familiarity could continue to grow moving forward, as they might be seeing each other twice a year for the foreseeable future.Obviously hes a divisional rival, Wentz said, so very well could happen for a long time. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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Celtic forward Ryan Christie is relishing the prospect of working with new manager Brendan Rodgers when he returns for pre-season training. Sal Zizzo Red Bulls Jersey . The 21-year-old scored his first goal for the Hoops in the 7-0 victory over Motherwell on the final day of the league campaign.But the former Inverness CT star, who spent several months on loan with his former club in the first half of the season, has had limited chances to impress at Celtic so far. Christie returned from that loan spell in November after suffering a leg injury, and former boss Ronny Deila opted for experience as Celtic fought off the challenge of Aberdeen to secure a fifth successive Scottish Premiership title. Brendan Rodgers was unveiled as Celtics new manager on Monday Now Christie is ready to battle for his place in the Celtic side as he looks to make an impression on Rodgers following his appointment on Monday. Its nice when a new gaffer comes in because everyone knows theyre on the same level and youre just fighting for a place to impress, so itll be in everyones head to step in the door on top form at pre-season, Christie said to the clubs official magazine.Obviously you go away in the summer to enjoy yourself and relax, but you keep yourself in good enough shape so that when you come back in youre as fit as you can be as you are trying to impress the new gaffer straight away. Christie was injured during Inverness Caleys defeat at Motherwell in November As soon as you come back you realise for pre-season that you dont actually have that long. Its not like you have another month-and-a-half before your first game of the season. You need to go straight away.Obviously it has been frustrating not playing but its such a big squad and I need to remember Ive signed a four-year deal so Im here for the long term. I know that Ive definitely learned and improved as a player, even if Im not playing. I definitely feel Ive come on through training with the boys and Ive got stronger and fitter, so from that aspect I dont really feel like it has stalled my improvement, so thats good, but like I said, there is a very big squad so its hard to even get your name on the list before a game, but when I have been involved Ive enjoyed it. Also See: Scottish Premiership video Fixtures Table Live on Sky Get Sky Sports Shaun Wright-Phillips Red Bulls Jersey .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Sean Davis Jersey . Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. http://www.redbullsmlsshop.com/Customized/ . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team.Eoin Morgan could find few flaws in Englands performance after they secured a place in the World Twenty20 final with a seven-wicket win over New Zealand. Ben Stokes and Chris Jordan impressed with the ball before handing over to Jason Roy, whose innings of 78 was worthy of man-of-the-match honours and took England close to their target of 154 for victory.Morgan, who was the victim of a first-ball dismissal, sat with a huge smile on his face as Jos Buttler saw England over the line with some lusty hitting, victory being secured with 17 balls to spare. I dont think (it could have gone any better), Morgan told Sky Sports.Maybe we could have started a little better with the ball, but I thought we did really well to peg it back after the first six or seven overs. Having played on this wicket before, its harder to start than most. So continuing to take wickets throughout the back end of their innings helped us a huge amount.Its the kind of thing you dream of as a kid. Everybody in that changing room has worked tremendously hard and made a lot of sacrifices in order to put us in this position.Roy got Englands reply off to a flying start with four boundaries in the first over, bowled by Corey Anderson, and he appeared to be closing on a maiden T20 international century when a delivery from Ish Sodhi kept low and bowled him. Roy found the boundary with regularity in a superb innings of 78 He said: I just felt it was a chance to go out there on a decent wicket and get off to a great start.Shawn McLaws Red Bulls Jersey. It can be a bit of a dangerous total, so I gave it a good crack and it came off.The whole team has got that licence and opportunity to go out there and do what they want and be free with their skills. Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Atherton discuss Englands semi-final win over New Zealand and the performance of Roy Its something that were really buzzing for, its going to be an incredible experience and we cant wait. Its mind blowing. There is no better feeling, the joy on everyones faces was special and something that will stay very close to my heart for the rest of my career. Also See: Roy helps England into final Nasser: Roy the real deal Semi-finals continue on Sky Dismay for Englands women Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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