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I have always enjoyed the way Danny Cipriani has played, and feel he has not had as much Test rugby as I believe he warrants, but I am nonetheless excited to see Alex Lozowski in the England squad. Fake Jordan . For me it speaks volumes of Englands depth, as well as Eddie Jones willingness to pluck players from outside the traditional big names. With this weekends Championship game on our screens, depth is something that has been particularly on my mind all week.Recent talk of scrapping the promotion play-offs in the Championship has me concerned about what will happen to the game on our shores. I know business is business, but rugby is still a sport and therefore has to remain competitive at all levels in order to maintain its appeal. We must keep the promotion-relegation system if we are to retain our integrity. As the wage gap keeps increasing, towards arguably north of £8 million-a-year, we are in danger of pricing our game out of the reach of those not currently involved at the upper levels. Watch NOW TV All the excitement of Sky Sports at your fingertips for £6.99. No contract In the Championship game on Sunday you will have your first view of promotion favourites London Irish. When they were relegated at the end of last season, the Exiles had a large parachute payment to help them cope with the drop, while the rest of the division is funded by the RFU on a figure of around £500,000. You can already see the huge disparity between the leagues, and the void is something that should concern the RFU as well as the PRL.You need a highly competitive league beneath the Premiership, and the Championship needs something to play for right until the end of the season, which the play-off system offers. Without the play-offs you potentially have a team securing promotion into the Premiership by Easter. Bristol beat Doncaster 28-13 at Castle Park in the first leg of last seasons final London Irish are currently unbeaten, and with the squad they have, should stretch out to a healthy lead over the next few months. I would add that Yorkshire Carnegie are also unbeaten, and might have something to say about London Irish stretching out to an unassailable lead! For the sake of a competitive league, I certainly hope they do.If one team does end up climbing the summit early, but there are still play-off places available at the end of the season, then teams who cant finish top of the league still have something to play for right up to May, which makes for a healthy league.In some leagues where there is no promotion and relegation, the end of the season sees a higher number of dead rubbers. London Scottish vs London Irish October 30, 2016, 2:45pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Below the Championship, according to recent reports the RFU are looking to place restriction on National 1 teams, to stop clubs from paying out more than £150,000 in total salary. That number then reduces to £100,000 in National 2 and £50,000 in National 3. How is that fair, and further than that, how is that even policed?That will stop competition for promotion into the Premiership, which stifles progression and achievement in the wider game. My mantra is that if youre good enough to secure promotion then you are good enough, no one team deserves it more than the others.The vast funding for TV deals and club-and-country packages need to be distributed as evenly as possible, not just top-heavy.We have a great game, there is some fantastic talent operating in the Championship, dont ruin what is a progressive league by under-funding it. The rich should not get richer in this great game of ours, we dont want a cartel or a mini-FIFA to dictate its future.You can watch Premier League football, plus Englands tour of Bangladesh and the Mexican Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy six months at half price! Also See: Premiership home Premiership table Fixtures and results Rugby Union on Sky Air Jordan Black Friday . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. Cyber Monday Air Jordan .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. https://www.fakejordanwholesale.com/ . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are facing something new heading into their game with the Chicago Bears.For the first time in years, the Giants (6-3) are a legitimate playoff contender. They have won four in a row and are facing somewhat new questions preparing to play the struggling Bears (2-7) Sunday at MetLife Stadium.Is this a trap game for a team that hasnt made the postseason since 2011? Are they going to look past Chicago and even Cleveland (0-10) the following week and assume they are going to be 8-3 heading into the final five games?Giants coach Ben McAdoo doesnt want to hear the questions. His team is coming off an emotional Monday night win against the Bengals, and he insists that any team can step up and win. His job is to make sure the Giants are ready with a short week of preparation.You watch the film, McAdoo said. Theyre better than their record. You can take their record and you can throw it out that window over there. It doesnt matter. You have to prepare for what you see on film. Theyre a dangerous offense and their defense is pretty dang good.Two weeks ago, the Bears played very well in beating the Vikings, a team that ran the Giants off the field. Last week, Chicago was pathetic against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Coach John Fox said there is still time for the Bears to make a run.I think that our division is pretty clumped up, Fox said. Believe it or not, we are only three games out of the division lead, so I think we still have a lot of games in there. I think we have only one AFC opponent left.I have been there before. One year in Carolina we were 1-7 and finished 7-9. If we win the last game, we finish 8-8 and are in the playoffs.The Giants cant afford to overlook either the Bears or Browns because their schedule finishes with games against Pittsburgh, Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington. Only the Steelers have a record under .500, and every one of those teams is in the playoff chase.Its not a trap game because this is an NFL team, Giants left guard Marshall Newhouse said. I think around here and anywhere where people have been around long enough will tell you that if you dont bring your stuff, people are going to beat you, and they will embarrass you.Things to watch Sunday:CUT-TING IT: From a triumphant return against Minnesota to a colossal flop against Tampa Bay , the past two games have summarized Jay Cuutlers eight seasons with the Bears. Wholesale Air Jordan. He went from leading them to a win over NFC North leader Minnesota in his return from a sprained right thumb to delivering one of his worst performances.He threw interceptions on consecutive passes in the first quarter against the Buccaneers, the second one leading to a field goal. He fumbled twice -- losing one at Tampa Bay 4 -- and got sacked four times. Cutler did that against a team that gave up more than 1,000 yards in total offense in back-to-back losses to Oakland and Atlanta.KICKING MATCHUP: Giants placekicker Robbie Gould is the Bears all-time leading scorer. He was released by Chicago a week before the start of the season and Connor Barth was signed to replace him. Barth had been let go by New Orleans.Gould was signed by the Giants on Oct. 22 after revelations about the extent of the domestic abuse allegations against Josh Brown. Gould has made his only field goal attempt and all nine extra points in three games. Barth is 12 of 15 on field goals and perfect on 15 PATs.I was talking to coach McAdoo at practice, what do I have to be upset about?, Gould said. I got to play with one team for 11 years with a lot of great teammates, with a lot of good memories and they made a decision. I am really happy here, I love being a Giant.NO JEFFERY, LONG: The bad news continued to mount for the Bears. Top receiver Alshon Jeffery was suspended for violating the NFLs policy on performance enhancing substances, and star guard Kyle Long went on injured reserve because of a right ankle injury.Youre losing two leaders on the team, cornerback Tracy Porter said. Alshon and Kyle, they both play at a very high level, so to lose those two key pieces, not just offensively but their presence -- it does a lot for the team, the guys really look up to them.UP FRONT: Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee boasted that his defense was going to get to Eli Manning and sack him. The Giants offensive line heard the comment, so it will be interesting to see if Manning stays clean.New York has allowed 13 sacks this season. The Bears have gotten 24.---AP Sports Writer Andrew Seligman in Chicago contributed to this report.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and -http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
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(STATS) -- Portland States football program continues to schedule Pac-12 opponents. Hernan Perez Brewers Jersey .This time, the Vikings have gone right to the top.Portland State announced Friday it has signed a contract to play Oregon at Autzen Stadium on Sept. 8, 2018.The Vikings are 0-4 against Oregon all-time. The 2018 game will mark the seventh straight year they will play a Pac-12 school.Last year, Portland State defeated Washington State 24-17 to open a 9-3 season. This season, the Vikings will play at Washington on Sept. 17. Next year, they will pay a visit to Oregon State. Eric Thames 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. Orlando Arcia Brewers Jersey . The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. https://www.cheapbrewers.com/329y-drew-pomeranz-jersey-brewers.html . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. CROMWELL, Conn. -- Jerry Kelly played off the emotion of what he considers a home crowd Thursday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 6-under 64 for a share of the first-round lead with Vaughn Taylor and Andrew Loupe.Kelly, 49, played at the nearby University of Hartford. Headed to the PGA Tour Champions after this season, Kelly won the last of his three PGA Tour titles in 2009.Im not that man who has people constantly yelling wherever I go, Kelly said. I kind of take those good vibes and run with it. Its fun.Kelly started his afternoon on the back nine, sinking a 45-foot putt for eagle on his sixth hole of the day, the courses signature par-4 15th. The green was redesigned as part of a $3.5 million course renovation project this year and the front left pin placement was new.It was a question mark, how fast it was going to be and I judged it correctly, apparently, he said.Loupe and Taylor went out early, when relatively soft greens and little wind helped the scoring.Taylor, the 40-year-old who won for the first time since 2005 at Pebble Beach this year, strung together five consecutive birdies starting on the 12th hole and shot a 30 on the back nine.That was a nice little run and I needed that, Taylor said. I was playing well and just needed something to kind of get me going.Loupe, who at 27 is looking for his first PGA Tour win, had seven birdies and a bogey on the day. He pulled into a tie for the lead after a 128-yard approach shot on 18 gave him a 2-foot birdie putt. Paul Molitor Jersey. Jon Rahm, the 21-year-old Spaniard who turned pro in June, eagled the par-5 13th hole and was a stroke back along with Ben Martin and Marc Leishman.Ninety-three players shot par or better, including U.S. Olympians Bubba Watson (67), Matt Kuchar (69), and Patrick Reed (70).They are playing the first two rounds as a trio, and fans stood four and five deep at times to watch them, chanting USA! USA! as they arrived at the 18th tee.Reed was using the red, white and blue golf bag he received this week as part of his Olympic team gear.All three of us are very excited and eager to get over there, said Watson, the tournaments defending champion. We hear all the USA chants. But at the same time, you want to play well here.Besides the Americans, three other Olympians are playing in Cromwell.Denmarks Soren Kjeldsen and Germanys Alex Cejka each shot 68, and Irelands Padraig Harrington came in at an even-par 70.The tournament was moved from its traditional spot in June, a week after the U.S. Open, as the PGA Tour shuffled its schedule to accommodate the Olympics.But the schedule didnt affect the quality of the field, which includes 10 players ranked in the top 30 in the world, led by Watson, who came into the week ranked sixth.South Koreas Si Woo Kim had the shot of the day. The 21-year-old aced the 215-yard fifth hole on his way to a 69. ' ' ' 
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Those holding Cy Young Award votes will be taking copious notes as the Wednesday slate features several of the leading candidates. Louis Williams Jersey . Theyll all pitch another turn or two, but for some, it may be the last chance for a statement game before their clubs turn their attention to setting up a rested playoff rotation. For others, its a consolation prize on a noncontending team. Either way, the candidates may be given a little extra leeway to pad their resumes, which in turn embellishes their fantasy performance. Well cover this and more in Wednesdays daily notes.PitchingEliteChris Sale wont have as many wins as Rick Porcello, but in terms of skills, hes at least on par with the Red Sox righty and definitely has him in strikeouts. The Chicago White Sox southpaw is in a great spot to widen the gap in whiffs even more with a date against the strikeout-prone Philadelphia Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. The home team has been especially impotent versus left-handers over the last month, giving Sale a great chance for his seventh straight game tossing at least eight innings. The projected game score of 73 is no accident; Sale has been dealing, and the Phillies have been reeling versus lefties.Max Scherzer hasnt been pitching as deep into games as Sale, but with five wins and a no decision in his last six outings, no one is complaining. Over that span, the Washington Nationals righty fanned 48 with only nine walks, covering 43 frames. Most importantly, he surrendered just one homer in that stretch. With the NL East essentially wrapped up, this could be Scherzers last start before the brass cuts his effort short, keeping him sharp but also fresh. As such, he may be allowed to stay in the game against the Miami Marlins so long as the pitch count is reasonable. On paper, Sale is still the better option, but the possibility of a longer outing makes Scherzer the top pick for those fading Sale.There will be no hardware for Zack Greinke. Instead, after a disappointing, albeit injury-riddled campaign, the Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander looks to close out strong with a date in Petco Park. Considering the San Diego Padres are fanning at a 26 percent clip versus righties the past month, Greinke is in a great position to do just that.Corey Kluber, who won the 2014 AL Cy Young with a late-season push, is aiming to make it two awards in three seasons as hes in the thick of the Junior Circuit race. The Cleveland Indians right-hander takes the hill in Progressive Field against the Kansas City Royals. Despite losing Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco, the Tribes in the drivers seat for the AL Central crown. However, without that pair, Kluber will be relied upon even more heavily come playoff time, so you know the club wont risk something going awry next week. The Indians havent clinched, so it should be status quo for Kluber this time, but dont be shocked if his last two outings are abbreviated. The Royals whiff at an average pace, tempering Klubers upside, rendering him more a fine cash-game option.SolidKenta Maeda may not be vying for the Cy Young, but hes in the thick of the NL Rookie of the Year race. That said, the Los Angeles Dodgers likely wont veer from the course thats allowed Maeda to hurl seven innings just twice all season. Along with the typical five- or six-inning performance, Maeda isnt likely to accrue many punchouts facing a grinding San Francisco Giants offense in Chavez Ravine. Maeda is safe for cash play but offers no upside integral for GPP deployment.Masahiro Tanaka may not be in the lead pack, however, the New York Yankees ace will garner some Cy Young attention. The Bronx Bombers visit Tropicana Field to take on the Tampa Bay Rays and their 25 percent strikeout rate versus right-handers for the past month. On another slate, Tanaka could be one of the top options, but here, hes more an option for those preferring a diversified portfolio.If recent numbers are telling, Matt Moore checks in as a sneaky tournament selection. The San Francisco Giants lefty opposes Maeda, whose offense has fanned at a bloated 29 percent clip with a southpaw on the hill over the past month.John Lackey and Felix Hernandez close out the solid tier. Lackey draws a Cincinnati Reds club that has hit righties well lately, while King Felix squares off with the dangerous Toronto Blue Jays in Safeco Field. Of the two, Hernandez is more DFS viable as a GPP option since the Jays whiff at an above-average pace.StreamersThe streaming tier features several recognizable names with current ESPN ownership less than 50 percent, no doubt a function of the time of the season. As is our custom, those in the best spots will be featured, but everything is contextual. If you want some extra analysis on an option that isnt covered, please request it via the comments below or via Twitter to @ToddZola. Remember, my role is to help work you through the matchup. Ultimately, its your team, ergo your call.Even considering the lateness of the season, it was a bit surprising to see Alex Cobb is available in 79 percent of ESPN leagues. The Tampa Bay Rays southpaw hasnt dazzled in his return from Tommy John surgery, but he certainly looks good enough to use in the pitcher-friendly Trop against a New York Yankees club that may be running out of gas after an impressive post-break run. Cobb will hold the platoon edge over all the key Yankees except Gary Sanchez.Jerad Eickhoff draws the unenviable task of facing Sale, but the Philadelphia Phillies righty should do his part by keeping the Chicago White Sox offense in check. Eickhoffs 31 percent ownership is surprising but serendipitous for those searching for solid innings with some punchouts.Do you need some more strikeouts? If you answered yes, consider picking up Chad Kuhl for his date with the Milwaukee Brewers in Miller Park. Its a big park downgrade for the Pittsburgh Pirates righty, but so long as you can absorb a potential blow to your ratios, Kuhl should get some whiffs challenging an offense that fans 26 percent of the time with a right-hander on the bump.Whats gotten into Luis Perdomo? Thats something well look at in the offseason. For now, the San Diego Padres righty is in play for a home affair against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Three of Perdomos last five outings have been gems, and hes in good shape for another, charming a Snakes squad thats the worst in the league for the past month on the road versus righties.AvoidOnly Jered Weaver and Buck Farmer land in the automatic avoid range by means of a projected game score 45 or below. Weavers home run tendencies do not play well in Arlington, while Farmer is replacing Anibal Sanchez in the Tigers rotation, drawing a tough Twins squad in Target Field.If you own Jose Berrios in a keeper or dynasty format, chalk up 2016 to learning the ropes; better days lie ahead. That said, the rookie is still raw and risky with the experienced Tigers offense in town. Colorado Rockies righty German Marquez may project just outside of the automatic range but is far too risky to use at home against the St. Louis Cardinals, embroiled in a three-way battle for the two Senior Circuit wild-card berths.Speaking of which, fueling the New York Mets second-half surge is an increase in homers versus righties. Braves right-hander Ryan Weber is a ground ball pitcher, yet he has allowed five homers in just 31 1/3 innings. This is enough to look elsewhere.HittersDespite a couple of rookies working in Coors, the Texas Rangers lead off facing the veteran Jered Weaver in Globe Life Park. The Angels righty hasnt been blown up lately but is still in a tough spot facing a lineup with the fifth best home run rate versus right-handers. Weaver is equally generous to both sides of the dish, so dont sweat platoon matchups. Adrian Beltre, Carlos Gomez, Ian Desmond, Carlos Beltran, Jonathan Lucroy and Rougned Odor are all threats to take Weaver deep. Also in the mix are Mitch Moreland and Nomar Mazara, albeit only in a deep stack, as theyre situated at the bottom of the Rangers order.Next up is the freshman orientation in Denver with Luke Weaver on the hill for the Cardinals, facing 21-year-old Marquez of the Rockies. Weaver has impressed in his short stint in the bigs, giving the nod to the Redbirds hitters. The Cardinals left-handed contingent enjoy the platoon edge with Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Matt Adams the chief beneficiaries. However, dont sleep on Stephen Piscotty, Aledmys Diaz or Randal Grichuk, all capable of taking advantage of the rarified air.As hinted, stacking against Luke Weaver is a risk though many a promising hurler has received his comeuppance in Coors Field. The usual lefty-swinging brethren are the main targets, including Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez and David Dahl.Kuhl was cited in the pitching notes for his strikeout upside. However, when the Brewers do make contact, its usually productive. Jonathan Villar is intriguing since the Bucs receivers are among the poorest at catching would-be base thieves. Scooter Gennett has displayed some recent pop from the two-hole, while Ryan Braun is quietly having a strong season.Most likely to hit a homer: Adrian BeltreDo I get extra points if I call for Beltre to do one of his patented homer-from-the-knees? Either way, hes the pick.Most likely to steal a base: Jonathan VillarBase stealers loathe finishing the season a bag or two short of a total ending in zero. Villar is within shouting distance of 60, so expect him to run every chance he gets. Johnathan Motley Clippers Jersey . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short. Johnathan Motley Jersey . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. https://www.clipperslockerroom.com/Terance-Mann-City-Edition-Jersey/ . Meanwhile, there were huge victories for Sunderland and West Ham over fellow relegation rivals, leaving the battle to avoid the drop up for grabs with the bottom 11 teams separated by just six points. Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively. CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Dejan Vasiljevic is a native of Canada with Serbian roots who grew up in Australia and has now found a home as a shooting guard for the Miami Hurricanes.Vasiljevic is the most well-traveled member of a talented freshman class already playing a significant role for the Hurricanes, who compete in an eight-team tournament in Orlando beginning Thursday.In Miamis first three games, all wins, Vasiljevic has averaged 11.7 points while going 9 for 18 from 3-point range.He can really, really shoot, coach Jim Larranaga said. I told him he reminds me of me -- a really good offensive player who doesnt play much D. He really tries, but youre guarding a different kind of player, an athlete who is very skilled, and he hasnt faced that kind of athlete on a regular basis. So hes learning.Vasiljevics background suggests hes quick to adapt.My parents are from the former Yugoslavia, he said. Because of the war, they decided to move here and there.He was born in Calgary and moved to Melbourne when he was 6. He has Canadian and Australian citizenship, and plans to apply eventually for citizenship in Serbia, where he still has family. His parents and sister live in Australia.His unusual accent -- mostly Aussie, a bit Serbian -- made him somewhat difficult for teammates to understand at first.Im trying to get rid of the Australian slang in my speech, said Vasiljevic, who pronounces his name DAY-on Vass-EEL-uh-vitch and goes by DJ. At first they didnt know what I was trying to say, but Ive gotten into their vocabulary and how they speak.Teammate JaQuan Newton said Vasiljevic was shy and quiet when he first arrived.But now hes talking the language we talk, Newton said. Hes picking up our lingo. Hes very pllayful. Los Angeles Clippers Jerseys. And he can play. His parents both played semi-professional handball, but he took up basketball at 12 and quickly became hooked, modeling his game after Croatian NBA star Drazen Petrovic, who died in a car crash four years before Vasiljevic was born.Vasiljevic has given the young Hurricanes a perimeter threat as the offense retools after the departure of last seasons leading scorers, Sheldon McClellan and Angel Rodriguez.His shooting ability caught the eye of college recruiters in the summer of 2015 playing for a U-19 team in Europe. He made visits to Miami and Stanford and chose the Hurricanes because he liked Larranaga and the weather.I thought it was the perfect fit for me, he said. Its a new family to me, a new home.Vasiljevics parents probably wont make it to the United States this season to see him play in person. He said he misses moms cooking, and notes there are no longer kangaroos in his backyard.But the biggest adjustment has been dealing with cars driving on the right-hand side of the road, opposite from Australia. Hes in no rush to obtain a U.S. drivers license and gets where hes going mostly by walking, which isnt much of a problem because he lives on campus.Vasiljevic wants to get a degree and plans on a four-year stay rather than an early exit for the NBA. He likes Miami so well he helped land two prospects in next years recruiting class and would be happy to give other prep players his sales pitch.Im 2 for 2, he said. Lets see if I can keep it going.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
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NEW YORK -- Early in what would become a tight test of a U. Ben Gamel Brewers Jersey .S. Open final, Angelique Kerber sprinted forward to somehow reach a drop shot and scoop a down-the-line winner that landed in a corner of the court.The Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd roared, and Kerber celebrated by raising her right hand and wagging her index finger in the air, as if to remind opponent Karolina Pliskova -- and everyone else -- Im No. 1!Yes, she is. And a two-time Grand Slam champion, too.Kerber won her first U.S. Open title and the second major trophy of an out-of-nowhere breakthrough season, taking five of the last six games to beat a fading Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 on Saturday.It means a lot to me. When I was a kid, I was always dreaming to one day be the No. 1 player in the world, to win Grand Slams, said the 28-year-old Kerber, who will move up one spot from No. 2 and replace Serena Williams atop the WTA rankings on Monday. I mean, all the dreams came true this year.Never a Grand Slam finalist before 2016, Kerber beat Williams for the Australian Open title in January, then was the runner-up to her at Wimbledon in July. Adding the championship at Flushing Meadows was further proof that all of the changes Kerber has made are paying off.The better fitness, via extra time in the gym and longer, more intense practice sessions; an improved serve and a new willingness to attack during points, rather than mainly counter-punching, via instruction from coach Torben Beltz; a more positive attitude on court, via help from a mental coach.Of course, now everybody will try to beat me and have nothing to lose, Kerber said. I will try to take this challenge.On Saturday, the No. 2-seeded Kerber trailed by a break at 3-1 in the third set before coming back against the 10th-seeded Pliskova, who hadnt been past the third round at a major until this tournament.It didnt look good, Beltz said about the deficit. But I think thats also her strength. Because ... if she sees she still has a chance, shes grabbing it and she goes for it.Kerber is the first woman from Germany to win the U.S. Open -- and the first to get to No. 1 -- since her idol and mentor, Steffi Graf, who got in touch via text message before the final.It was Pliskova who guaranteed Kerbers ascension in the rankings by beating Williams in the semifinals, ending her streak of 186 consecutive weeks at the top, which began in February 2013 and equaled Grafs mark.Kerber, who collected $3.5 million in prize money Saturday, lost to Pliskova the last time they met, just three weeks ago in the final of a hard-court tournament in Cincinnati.But at the outset of this final, it was Kerber who was in charge. Her defense is exemplary, scrambling along the baseline to put her racket on seemingly every ball, crouching so low that her knees would come close to scraping the ground.As she does against most opponents, Kerber would make Pliskova swing two, three, four extra times to try to end a point. And Pliskova was troubled by that in the early going, making 17 unforced errors in the first set alone, 14 more than Kerber. By the conclusion of the 2-hour, 7-minute final, Pliskova totaled 47 unforced errors, 30 more than Kerber.With Angie, you cannot wait for mistakes, Pliskova said. She doesnt give you anything.Kerber won the toss and elected to receive, perhaps for two reasons: Her serve remains the biggest question mark in a game otherwise full of answers, and it made sense to force Pliskova to deal with an early test of nerves. Either way, the decision worked: Pliskova double-faulted on the matchs first point and got broken from the get-go.But Pliskova hung in there. And after frittering away her first four break points, she converted her fifth with a lob-volley winner that curled over Kerber and alit right by the baseline. Suddenly up 4-3 in the set, Pliskova turned to her coach up in the stands and yelled, pumping her fists.Now it was a match, filled with terrific points, tense moments and plenty of emotion. Pliskova served out the second set -- the only one dropped by Kerber all tournament -- and spiked a ball. Kerber got broken early in the third and bounced her racket off the court. Moments later, she trailed 3-1.But this was Kerbers turn to show some mettle, breaking back to 3-all and again to end it. She dropped on her back after the last point, then climbed into the stands to begin the celebration with her coach and others.I mean, definitely, I would say now that she deserves to be No. 1, Pliskova said. 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When youre done with it, not only do you feel like you can achieve your goal, you feel like you must work toward it, and now!I bring this up today because it relates closer to fantasy hoops than you might realize. For all the tweets, emails and texts I receive each day about trade proposals and waiver-wire pickups -- yes, you should pick up Jrue Holiday if hes available in your league -- all of it pales in comparison to the most important path to success in fantasy hoops, and that is this:Optimize your roster each week based on the NBA schedule and the amount of games each team plays.For many of you, this may not seem like big news. In fact, you might already know it, like I mentioned above. And if youre already a pro at this, well, then keep being a pro. But this is something that far too often goes overlooked, and it shouldnt.The thing is, fantasy basketball is unlike baseball and football in that the schedule has a different amount of games for each team every week. There can be two, three, four or even one or five games in a given week. This differs from football, where there is only one, and baseball, where theres a game basically every night, or at worst, six games in a seven-day span.Some might look at this as a flaw of fantasy hoops, but the best fantasy owners view it as a giant opportunity. If you pay attention to the schedule each week and adjust your roster to maximize the amount of games played, you can out-game your opponent and be more successful on a consistent basis.Now, this doesnt work for every style of play. Leagues that use averages instead of totals and roto leagues that limit the amount of games played in the course of the season do not apply to this principle as much, for example. In those leagues, quality matters more than quantity, and itss more important to make every game count with the best players you have. Zach Davies Brewers Jersey. For most head-to-head leagues, though, particularly those where you can only set your roster once per week, optimizing your roster with players who are scheduled to play a lot of games is the most important thing you can do to win.I like to create a roster with two to three spots that can continually be streamed each week, so if my roster size is 15, that means having 12-13 players I intend to keep for as long as possible. The remaining spots are used to add players that are scheduled to play on whatever days I need to fill on a given week.So if you have DeMarcus Cousins and Sacramento is only playing two games this week, maybe youd pick up Bostons Amir Johnson on a four-game week to help fill that center spot on the days Cousins is out.Keep in mind, thats only half of the task; you need to know which days to fill. If Cousins only plays on Tuesday and Thursday, then you want to make sure that anyone you pick up to help out at the center spot plays on the days when Cousins doesnt. For example, if Johnson plays four games and two of them are on the same days Cousins plays, youre only gaining two games by picking up Johnson. But if Johnson plays on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, youre filling four days that would otherwise be unoccupied at the center spot.Go out there and be proactive each week. Look at the NBA schedule, see how many games each team plays and use that information to determine which players to stream into your lineup.Theres no better trick to winning in fantasy basketball than this one, and as easy as it might sound, few people take advantage of it as much as they should.To help you on your way, weve laid out the weekly NBA schedule grid for the 2016-17 season, available here as a downloadable PDF cheat sheet. Be sure to refer to it each week throughout the season to help you determine which players to avoid and which to pick up on your way to out-gaming the opposition. ' ' ' 
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Selfishness is a key asset for success in Formula One, according to McLarens Fernando Alonso. Soccer Jerseys China .In an interview with the official McLaren website, Alonso -- who is considered to be one of the best drivers on the current grid -- said ruthlessness is one of the most important qualities an F1 driver can have.You need to have no heart, he said. You are not enemies with the other drivers, but you have to focus on yourself to win. If you can hurt someone by getting an advantage over them, thats even better.The Spanish two-time world champion is currently 13th in the driver standings after struggling for results since he returned to McLaren last year. However, he says the feeling of driving an F1 car keeps him in the sport despite being uncompetitive at the moment.I am a competitive person and competition is important in F1, but I dont race in F1 for the competition. I can get that in other areas of my life, like cycling and playing tennis - or racing my mother to the supermarket. The reason I race in F1 is because the cars give me a feeling that I cant get anywhere else. Its unique.Alonso compares the feeling to driving an extreme go-kart, but single out one big difference.Its hard to explain what this feeling is like because nothing else comes close to F1. Your brain has to re-set every time you get in the car because things happen so fast. If you havent driven an F1 car for a few weeks, the level of performance takes you by surprise.I go karting to enjoy the competition; I drive in F1 for this feeling. The driving styles in karting and F1 are quite similar, but nothing unexpected happens in a go-kart. Your brain is never taken by surprise. You can predict everything that the kart is going to do.That isnt the case in F1, where youre taken by surprise all the time. When you hit the brakes, your brain takes 0.2s to catch up. Thats a very nice feeling; that is the feeling. Fake Soccer Jerseys For Sale . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. Fake Soccer Jerseys . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. https://www.fakesoccerjerseys.com/ . The Barrie Colts defenceman, who impressed many with his play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, is the top-ranked skater in the February rankings. He has 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points in 45 games with the Colts this season. HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Mike Holloway went 12 of 14 from the field and scored a career-high 25 points and Fairleigh Dickinson rolled to a 96-48 win over Division II FDU-Florham on Tuesday night.Holloway, who only played 17 minutes, had 20 points in just 12 first-half minutes as the Knights (1-1) shot 60 percent to open a 48-22 lead at the break.Darian Anderson opened the second half with his second 4-point play of the season for a 30-point lead and Holloway followed with a dunk off a Stephan Jiggetts assist to top his previous career high. Cheap Soccer Jerseys China. Anderson finished with 19 points in 23 minutes, making 7 of 8 shots.The lead reached 50 with 11:14 to play. Sophomore Nadi Beciri had his first double-figure game, getting 13 points in 10 minutes.Darren Davy had nine points for the Devils (0-1).At halftime the Knights unveiled their 2016 NEC Championship and NCAA Tournament banners. ' ' ' 
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Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor is looking to break Jonathan Edwards 21-year world record when he takes part in this weekends Anniversary Games. Cheap Jerseys .The Diamond League event gives Taylor the chance to compete again in the Olympic Stadium where he won his gold medal at London 2012 thanks to a jump of 17.81 metres. He holds the stadium record but has turned his sights to breaking Edwards unsurpassed long-standing leap of 18.29m which he set at the 1995 World Championships.Taylors personal best is 18.21m and hopes a combination of the crowd and the familiar surroundings will propel him to set a new world record.Im always talking about the energy and the crowd and how much that fuels me, Taylor said. Then you get the clapping and support behind you, it feels like an extra boost. Fingers crossed if it stays dry I think its possible [to break the record].Every time I touch the track, thats my mind set -- Im going for that world record. Why not do it on Mr Edwards soil?I enjoy putting on a show and this is why I always leave it to the sixth jump. Last year [at Beijing World Championships] I would have loved to have taken it but maybe now his [Edwards] heart is pumping a little bit. He sees whats there, the potential.The 20-year anniversary wouldve been a nice statement but theres also [World Championships] London 2017. Im not saying I am going to wait another year but if it happens, it happens. I am going after it every single time.After this weekends event in London, Taylors attention will shift to the Rio Games. He heads there with a target on his back as the reigning champion and admits that brings with it added pressure. Pressure has been something he has had to battle this year and the vigorous trials to book his spot in Team USA did throw him a little.It was something I maybe underestimated. I think the nerves maybe got to me. I was a little bit out of my element, Taylor admitted. I was working on a documentary called Road to Rio, and there was a chance I might not make it. So little things like that were playing in my head but God was good and I made the team. Now I am back in my element.It is a frame of mind that he hopes will guide him to another gold medal and a world record.Now [that Im in the squad] I feel I can get back to being myself and the fun mentality. Thats what I love. I play in the sand, thats my job.Thats why I smile and thats why Im constantly thanking everyone whos helped me realise my dream. Wholesale China Jerseys . Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3. Fake Jerseys China . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. 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I knew we needed this win.Hutton beat Domingue on a slick backhand through the five-hole for his second goal of the season after being hooked on a breakaway by Dylan Strome.Thats the move I use in practice, Hutton said. Ive never attempted it in a game, obviously. I was a little nervous going into it, but it worked out. Its a big two points.Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist, and Brandon Sutter also scored for Vancouver, which had lost 11 of 13. Jacob Markstrom made 34 saves.Weve got to build on this and get a little bit better, Sedin said. We still gave them a few too many chances in the third and werent good enough the first half of the game either.Brad Richardson and Anthony DeAngelo had goals for Arizona, which has lost four straight. Richardson was later carted off on a stretcher with an injured right leg in the second period and taken to a hospital.Domingue finished with 39 saves.We gave too many scoring chances on both sides, Domingue said. They had a lot, we had a lot and we lost the skills competition again.Domingue made a nice glove save on Loui Eriksson six minutes into third before a sliding Max Domi partially blocked Henrik Sedins effort on the backcheck.Domi was then denied at the other end on a great backhand that Markstrom, who started for the second straight game with Ryan Miller out with the flu, got with his glove on.Daniel Sedin had another golden opportunity with under three minutes to go, but Domingue was there.Keep going, Sedin said of what the message was on the bench. Its been about the process all year long. I know its been tough. Weve lost a lot of games.The Coyotes opened the scoring 1:22 into the second when Richardsons shot off the rush glanced off the stick of Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler and past Markstrom short-side for his fifth. The Canucks challenged the play for offside, but the call stood.DeAngelo made it 2-0 on a broken play at 10:45 after Markstrom overcommitted to Martin Hanzal att the side of the Vancouver net. Fake Jerseys For Sale. The puck slid off Hanzals stick and into the slot where DeAngelos deflected shot floated into the empty goal for his second.Things were looking good for the Coyotes at that point, but Richardson crumpled to the ice with a right leg injury a few minutes later after a collision with hulking Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin, who stands 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds.Medical staffs from both teams attended to Richardson for several minutes before loading him onto a stretcher and to a waiting ambulance. The Coyotes said they expect to update his condition on Friday.Its a big hole we have to fill in the middle, Domingue said. He plays crucial minutes in crucial areas of the game, but just the fact he goes down like that, it is a big bummer for our team.Vancouver got on the scoreboard at 2-1 with 4:15 left in the period when Sutter took a pass from Daniel Sedin and buried his fourth of the season and third in three games.The Canucks much-maligned power play then evened it just 2:13 later when Henrik Sedin threw a nice backhand pass across the ice to Edler, who in turn found Daniel Sedin in the slot for his sixth.Again, we came from behind and got the win, said Hutton, whose team fought back to beat Dallas in OT on Sunday. Thats not the way we draw it up. Wed like to come in and get the lead and maintain the lead, which would be nice. But coming from behind just shows the character in this lockerroom.Game notes Vancouver has given up the first goal in 16 of their 18 games this season this season. ... Thursday was Hockey Fights Cancer night at Rogers Arena. 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This is part three of a three-part series chronicling the rise of superstar mid laner S?ren Bjergsen Bjerg in professional League of Legends. Boty Adidas Nmd Levně . Part one is here. Part two is here.Theres a story for each of Bjergsens three years (and counting) with Team SoloMid. 2014 was the launching point. It was the first time his skill was put on display for the North American audience. He dazzled, and the fans swarmed. The ending was perfect: a triumph over mid lane rival Hai Hai Lam and Cloud9 to win the North American League of Legends Championship Series title.What todays fan might not necessarily see in that fairy tale is the complex and challenging set of circumstances that Bjergsen had to thrive in.My first impression of Bjergsen in Spring 2014 when he came to the North American LCS was that he was a bit over-hyped in his skill level, but I later learned that his potential had been understated, says NA LCS caster Aidan Zirene Moon. In a world where [Lee Faker Sang-hyeok] had just taken the world by storm, most mid laners looked weak in comparison to the greatest League player the world had ever seen, but you could immediately tell that there was unharnessed greatness within Bjergsen. His introduction into the LCS was one of the most daunting challenges a player could have: he was in a foreign country, replacing the most vocal member of the most popular team that was struggling to find domestic success [against] a record-breaking Cloud9.In 2015, the rise and fall. The teams overdependence on Bjergsen through the spring into the summer finally culminated in the fall of the TSM empire with only Bjergsen left to clean up the rubble.And now we come to the conclusion: 2016, the rebuilding. TSM wanted to reclaim everything it had lost to rival Counter Logic Gaming that one Sunday night in New York City where everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. In Oct 2015, Bjergsens squad swooped in to sign one of the players who had beaten them at Madison Square Garden, Yiliang Doublelift Peng, a superstar AD carry who apparently didnt fit into CLGs future plans after an unsatisfactory trip to Worlds.The team was then built around the two offensive dynamos. Dennis Svenskeren Johnsen, Bjergsens old Copenhagen Wolves teammate from the beginning of his career in EU, joined the roster. Kevin Hauntzer Yarnell, an upstart top laner with a year of pro experience on Gravity, signed as the new starter. At the support role, after trying out Raymond kaSing Tsang, a relative newcomer, in a preseason tournament, the team decided to go with an all-time great in Bora YellOwStaR Kim. Where Bjergsen and Doublelift had failed at the 2015 World Championships, YellOwStaR triumphed, captaining the European side Fnatic all the way to the semifinals.I thought TSM completely rebuilding around Bjergsen after the 2015 year was a fantastic idea, Zirene says. In theory, it was great: a self sufficient top laner that picked up champions quickly and played what the team needed, an aggressive Lee Sin-loving jungler that was more than just another ward for Bjergsen, a consistent second threat in the form of an ADC who plays to dominate his lane, and a support who was just coming off a Worlds semifinals appearance and was touted as one of the greatest shotcallers in the West.For the coaching staff, TSM decided to appoint esports outsider KC Woods as head coach and Joshua Jarge Smith as the assistant coach. It also enlisted the help of Weldon Green, a sports psychology skills trainer, for a period of time in the middle of the season.I have worked with and played with some of the biggest stars in the NBA and MLB, and I had still never seen a player with such drive and passion to learn, says Woods. In traditional sports you hear about some of the greats like Jerry Rice, Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, or Kobe Bryant who were known to be on a different level when it came to their work ethic. Being great was never enough, they were never satisfied. That was what I saw in Bjergsen. He took in every perspective he could that could make him better, he didnt want to waste time doing something that wasnt making better, and he was willing to sacrifice everything to win. He embodied greatness and what it means to be a champion.Yet, for how good the lineup looked on paper, it failed to deliver on stage. TSM didnt sprint out of the gates, and Woods was relieved of his duties only a month into the season. It was an inverse of the problem which plagued them the previous year.[The roster] in practice was just too many voices and not enough focus, says Zirene. The spring split regular season was awful for TSM. Doublelift and Bjergsen had both been groomed into shotcalling and dictating the pace of the game, but that style conflicted with YellOwStaRs patient style that then caused dissonance in the teams style. You could see that the team had the individual skill, but the half-followed calls were damning in a game that was becoming more and more about teamwork and synergy/alignment in your ranks.The issue was trust. The starting five, for all their individual prowess, were a fractured whole. Bjergsen had to learn how to let others take the wheel. Doublelift had to learn to play with a support who didnt fit his style. Hauntzer was thrust from a team, Gravity, that attracted no public attention to a team where his every mistake was discussed on reddit. Svenskeren had been an attacking-style ace himself in Europe and needed to learn how to play behind Bjergsen and Doublelift.When spring playoffs rolled around, the team was more aligned on how they wanted to play the game, says Zirene. Weldon had been brought on to work with TSM and create a more cohesive team that became closer in ideology on how they wanted to play the game. I dont fully credit Weldon with TSMs sixth place regular split finish all the way to the finals in Las Vegas, but it is undeniable that he had a large effect on the teams ability to play together.TSM found its footing late in the season and made another miraculous run to the finals, echoing the 2014 summer postseason. In Las Vegas this time around, the matchup was the same: Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team SoloMid. CLG had players who trusted each other and a Doublelift replacement, rookie Trevor Stixxay Hayes, who wanted to prove his worth. TSM was a talented group of players learning what it meant to be a team under great expectations. In the end, although the contest was closer than last season, CLG would take home the trophy again for the second straight split in a five-game marathon.Svenskeren, though, believed TSM had the ability to beat anyone, even when not playing at their absolute peak.Why?We got Bjergsen, so we can [win], he said.The trust was building. The summer split would see the emergence of a truly new and improved TSM.In the summer split the team was readjusted to a new mindset, and came out of the gate fully on the same page of how they wanted to play their matches: by dominating the lane, Zirene says. With the bottom lane being rebuilt around Doublelift and his playstyle, the teams strengths on paper that got all of the fans excited about a TSM Super Team were now unlocked. Doublelift was now the lane-dominant secondary threat TSM needed, and Svenskerens focus was much more in-sync with Bjergsens needs as a laner and freed him up to once again return to the form he was known for: smashing his lane opponent, and eventually [taking] the game.YellOwStaR had departed in the short offseason and rookie Vincent Biofrost Wang took his place following speculation about the support role. A veteran behind the fresh face, Biofrost stabilized the bottom lane with Doublelift, and the pairs comparable styles meshed well together.In the middle of it all, Bjergsen played possibly the best season of his entire career. Stats-wise, he finished the regular summer split with 166 kills, 62 deaths, and 275 assists for a KDA of 7.1. Only Cloud9s mid laner Nicolaj Jensen Jensen had more kills, but Bjergsen died less and assisted more.He wasnt a one man show like the last summer split, but he didnt need to be. By just being Bjergsen, the best player in North America, he opened up the map for his teammates to succeed at their roles. And unlike before, he trusted them wholeheartedly, confident that Hauntzer could make a play in the top lane and/or Doublelift in the bottom. Teams piled resources into defeating Bjergsen as they did when TSM fell in 2015, but Bjergsen was no longer alone: he had teammates who could stand with him. Doublelift took up a majority of the burden when it came to shotcalling, allowing Bjergsen to avoid being bogged down from constantly making every call on the map.Not five individuals, or two superstars. A team.[Bjergsen] is very much about playing everything the right way or the most efficient way, says Jarge, who left the team in the spring split. Woods and Jarge would be replaced by Weldon Green and Parth Naidu, respectively. He can at some times be very easy to predict, but only in that you can predict that he will often make the right choice and execute it near flawlessly.Jarge adds, Doublelift, for me, is the opposite. While Doublelift definitely understands the fundamentals of LoL, he also sees the thought processes and flaws of other teams and is able to think of very creative ways to find an advantage, even if someone had not made that particular move before.A burning question from the start of the rebuild was if Bjergsen and Doublelift could coexist. These were two players considered the top of their position in the league, but they also both finished 2015 with no team around them, as Bjergsen was left behind and Doublelift ousted. Instead of a war of egos or fighting over who the true ace was, the two combined, forming a partnership and friendship that took each other to the next level of their careers.While the two of them are great players separately, together they make, in my opinion, the most dangerous combination in Western League history, Jarge says. Both are among the elite both in terms of mechanical skill in their roles, but also at strategic understanding and execution. The combination of Bjergsens analytical prowess and Doublelifts creative thinking allows them to not only execute on textbook plays, but also adapt and evolve faster than any others.TSM couldnt, and wouldnt, be stopped in its quest to regain the championship. It only dropped one series in the entire summer split and it ripped through CLG in the semifinals in three games, avenging the last two finals where they fell short.It was onward to the final where C9 awaited for the fifth time in the two teams histories.There, in front of a sold-out crowd of 15,000 people, a majority of them wearing the black and white of Team SoloMid, Bjergsen did not have to lift anyone or anything on his back. The only thing around his shoulders was the arms of his teammates, walking together as one towards the NA LCS trophy. The rebuild was complete: a tough 3-1 victory over Cloud9, and a fourth domestic title for TSM.Bjergsen has done what most European midlaners fail to do: become a team player and leader while maintaining your mechanical level, says shoutcaster and former teammate Martin Deficio Lynge, the man who has seen him grow from his first tournament in Sweden to now. Bjergsens mechanics are not head-and-shoulders above other talented EU mid laners through time, but his understanding of the game and how to play with his team is fantastic. He is much more aware of when to roam, how to set up plays with his jungler and how to impact multiple areas of the map at once. He never seems to tilt and he has the experience and confidence now to always perform in important matches.At the post-match press conference, Bjergsen sat with his teammates, smiling, looking over at the various media groups from across the world to interview him and his team. Gone was the stuttering and apprehension. He was comfortable, elated with his teammates to accomplish a small but significant step towards the ultimate goal of the Summoners Cup.I think every team scrims between six and nine hours probably like five or six days a week, Bjergsen said. The difference between the top teams and the middle pack teams is what you do outside of that time. We scrim on LCS days. We wake up and watch [game tape] in the morning before scrims. So, in League, the hard work is you can always work harder. You can always have more conversations with your team, theorycraft, watch more [game tape]. You can even schedule more scrims.The young Dane continued: I just think that I havent personally found a way I can improve without spending more and more time. I think it all came from [South] Korea where they practice 15 hours a day, and our team [said], Well, if we want to beat the Koreans, we need to practice just as much. So we just practice to the point of burnout [...] and try to pull it back afterwards. Its all about trying to optimize those hours.Bjergsen is a prodigy, but it would be unfair to confine him to that label. When I talked to everyone associated with Bjergsen over the years, yes, his natural talent was brought up, but that wasnt the part of his character that stayed with people.I mean other than the fact that he works harder than everyone else, says his former teammate Marcus Dyrus Hill when asked about Bjergsen. Not much else to say.He deserves what he has.Above all else, he is a hard worker. Bjergsen will push himself to the brink for his team, and even when it was damaging, accept the weight of every TSM fans dreams. When Bjergsen falls, he gets right up, putting his nose to the grindstone to work even harder for the next event. Win or lose, there is always something to improve upon.He doesnt accept being called the best Western player in the world. He wants to be the best player in the world on a team that can beat the South Koreans, Chinese, Europeans and anyone else who challenges TSM for the Summoners Cup. He doesnt accept being above average or even greatness. If Faker stands above him, two world championships in tow, and seemingly a heavens distance between them, Bjergsen doesnt aim to reach him -- he aims to surpass him.I have never been as happy as I am right now in life, and I want to thank everyone Ive met and that has been in my life the past year, Bjergsen said on that public Facebook post almost three years ago, a few months after signing with TSM. I especially want to thank Deficio... If it wasnt for him I wouldnt be here today, he opened himself up to me, and I strived to become confident like he was. I wish him all the best luck in the future.Today, Deficio responds:I want to thank Bjergsen for being an inspiration for any person out there who struggle with confidence, friendship and [fitting] in socially their teenage years. He is one of the nicest and most hard working people in the scene, and he earned all of this himself.PS: Danish dinner party at Worlds is on you. 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The defense was on its heels most of the second half before coming up with a pair of huge takeaways, recovering two NAU inside its own 5-yard-line in the fourth quarter to escape.Theyre just playing together, Bears coach Earnest Collins said. Its leadership. We got some young leaders and some old leaders. Its the continuity and togetherness and the camaraderie of our team is a lot better than its been in the past.Collins likes the direction his team is heading but realizes it has plenty to clean up, especially on defense.Northern Colorado is 12th in the 13-team Big Sky in total defense, allowing 507.8 yards per game, and has routinely been shredded through the air. It ranks 119th out of 125 FCS schools in pass defense at 324.5 yards per game and is one of only seven teams without an interception.None of that bodes well for trying to contain Gage Gubrud, Cooper Kupp and the high-flying Eagles (4-1, 2-0).Gubrud joined Kupp on the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List on Tuesday after passing for a career-high 486 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions in last Saturdays 63-30 win over UC Davis -- Eastern Washingtons highest-scorinng game since 2001. Adidas Nmd Dámské Cerne. The sophomore quarterback leads the FCS with 1,916 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and 2,191 total yards -- 673 more than the next-closest individual.With a nine-yard pass to Kupp in the second quarter, Kupp set the Division I record for career receiving yards. The senior, who wound up catching 12 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns, enters with 5,417 receiving yards. The 2015 STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year also has a Division I-record 63 touchdown catches and his 352 career receptions are second all-time in the FCS to Elons Terrell Hudgins 395.The Bears are no stranger to Kupps exploits.Kupp set a school record with 20 receptions for a career-best 275 yards and three TDs in last Octobers 43-41 victory as EWU improved to 8-0 in the series since the Bears joined the Big Sky.The Eagles Jordan Dascalo hit a 44-yard field goal as time expired after Northern Colorados Michael McCauley had a pair of touchdown catches in a 49-second span to put the Bears ahead with 1:23 to play.It was a battle last year, it was a grinding tough battle here in 2014 and it was a battle down there in our national title year in 2010. It seems like we play competitive battles with them every time, EWU coach Beau Baldwin said. I think coach Collins has a spirit, attitude and a real toughness about him in a great way. I really respect him, and his team emulates him -- there is a toughness, a grit and no fear. Hes done a great job with that program.The ground game has been a big part of the Bears early success, averaging 192 yards to rank third in the Big Sky.Sophomore Trae Riek has amassed 350 yards in the last three games while averaging 5.1 per attempt. He carried the ball 12 times for 62 yards in last seasons matchup and could be primed for a fourth straight 100-yard game going up against an EWU defense that is allowing an average of 218.8 run yards in its last four contests.The thing that we learned from last year is that our kids are starting to believe and understand that we can play with people in this conference, Collins said. We just have to do what were supposed to do and do our job. ' ' ' 
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LONDON -- Andy Murray will lead the British team in next weeks Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia, which will be without No. San Francisco Giants Pro Shop . 1-ranked Novak Djokovic.Murray was selected for the team on Tuesday, along with brother Jamie, Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and Dominic Inglot.The matches will be at Tasmajdan Stadium in Belgrade from July 15-17.Andy Murray led Britain to the Davis Cup title last year, its first in 79 years.Hell play in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Wednesday.British captain Leon Smith says in making himself available for the tie, Andy has once again shown incredible commitment to his country and his proven Davis Cup record is second to none.Djokovic said after losing to Sam Querrey in Wimbledons third round on Saturday that he would not be playing in the Davis Cup against Britain. San Francisco Giants Shirts . 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Italian powerhouse AS Roma, led by longtime star Francesco Totti, scored 4 minutes into the game Wednesday night, then added two second-half goals to rout a team of MLS All-Stars 3-1 and dampen what had been a festive celebration of soccer in Kansas City. Kevin Strootman and Alessandro Florenzi each had a goal and an assist, and Junior Tallo also scored for Roma, the three-time Serie A champions. Omar Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Galaxy scored the only goal for the MLS side in second-half stoppage time. "Every time you step inside the white lines you want to win, but I dont think the result was the focus," said MLS coach Peter Vermes. "When you look at the overall picture of what transpired the last few days, it was a great opportunity." The MLS had been 7-2-1 against international opponents since the league adopted the current All-Star game format, the only losses coming to English Premier League club Manchester United. Maybe itll think twice about inviting Italys top teams. "You give these guys a half-second or a half-step and youre not all together after one training session, its tough," MLS defender Matt Besler said. "These guys are world class." Most of a sellout crowd had barely found its seats at Sporting Park, the $200 million home of Sporting KC, when Florenzi sent a pass ahead to Strootman. Sporting KC defender Aurelien Collin recovered to get his foot on the ball, but Strootman still managed to guide it into the net. The goal took much of the zip out of the home crowd, which had been feverishly waving flags and pounding drums during its second All-Star game in two years. Major League Baseball staged its Midsummer Classic just across the state line at the Royals Kauffman Stadium last July. The two second-half goals by Roma only served to seal a joyless night for the MLS during an otherwise positive period of growth and progress. Stadiums are in the works for D.C. United and San Jose, and an expansion club will start play in New York in 2015. The Columbus Crew were sold to ambitious new owners earlier this week, and Commissioner Don Garber announced at halftime Wednesday night that four expansion franchises will begin play by the 2020 season, bringing the total number of teams in the league to 24. Theres perhaps no better example of how far the league has come than Kansas City, which once played its games before a few thousand fans in cavernous Arrowhead Stadium. The team was sold to local owners in 2006, and they embarked on a dramatic rebranding of the franchise formerly known as the Wizards. They speaarheaded the construction of one of the most glamorous soccer-specific stadiums in the country, built a feverish fan base and became one of the most successful teams on the field -- the club has won two straight Eastern Conference titles. San Francisco Giants Gear. It was little surprise that Kansas City was awarded this years All-Star game, and even less of a surprise that there was plenty of hometown flavour throughout the night. Not only was the MLS side led by Sporting KCs Vermes, the coach also included three of his own in the starting lineup. Collin was joined by forward Graham Zusi and fellow defender Besler, who helped the U.S. national team win the CONCACAF Gold Cup over the weekend. The club also paid homage to its roots by introducing Tony Meola and Preki, longtime staples of the Wizards, as they presented the trophy prior to the game. "To have the kind of players we had on the field tonight is really fun, and to have guys like Thierry Henry in our locker room is quite an honour," said Robb Heineman, the CEO of Sporting KC. Once the game started, there was little for MLS fans to feel good about. Strootmans early goal set the tone as Roma attacked the MLS sides shoddy defence with pressure right up the middle. Florenzi had a goal taken away moments later by a close off-sides call, and then missed an open shot just wide of the net a few minutes later. The MLS side never had a good scoring chance in the first half, and by the time it got things sorted out in the second, Roma had already tacked on a couple more scores. Florenzi finally found the back of the net in the 47th minute -- he was clearly onside this time -- and Tallo added his goal in 69th minute to put away the game. "For us, this was a really good chance against a great team in a great environment," said Roma midfielder Michael Bradley, who got his professional start in Major League Soccer. As frustrating as the loss was for MLS, it was uplifting for Roma, which has been rebuilding its roster while embarking on its fourth manager in two years under American ownership. James Pallotta, Romas president and a Boston Celtics minority owner, leads a four-man group of Boston executives who are the first foreign majority owners of a Serie A club. Pallotta played an integral part in landing Roma the marquee tuneup for its upcoming season. "The atmosphere was very good," Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. "It was like a league game for us against a very strong team, and to win a game like this is very good for us." Canadian midfielders Will Johnson of the Portland Tlmbers and Patrice Bernier of the Montreal Impact were both part of the MLS team. The other Canadian connections on the all-star squad were forwards Marco DiVaio (Montreal Impact) and Camilo Sanvezzo (Vancouver Whitecaps). ' ' ' 
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RALEIGH, N. Nike Air Max 95 Wholesale .C. -- Jeff Skinner had two goals and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Friday night.Skinner originally had his fifth career hat trick before the third goal was awarded to Bryan Bickell on a scoring change. Still, Skinners 16th career three-point night -- in his debut wearing the A as an alternate captain -- helped the Hurricanes win their home opener.Victor Rask had two assists, giving him points in all seven games, and Cam Ward made 28 saves -- stopping Mats Zuccarello with about 5 seconds left -- to help Carolina snap a two-game losing streak.Zuccarello scored two power-play goals and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 18 shots for the Rangers, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.BLACKHAWKS 3, DEVILS 2, OTNEWARK, N.J. -- Artem Anisimov scored on a rebound at 1:15 of overtime and Chicago rallied to hand New Jersey its first home loss.Marian Hossa tied the game with a power-play goal with 2:11 left in regulation after the Blackhawks pulled goaltender Corey Crawford for a sixth skater.Artemi Panarin, who took the shot on Anisimovs game winner, also scored for Chicago. Crawford was outstanding in making 30 saves.PA Parenteau and John Moore scored for New Jersey, which was 3-0 at home. Keith Kinkaid made 26 saves in his first start of the season.Chicago had all three shots in the overtime. Panarin took a shot from the right circle. Kinkaid made the save but the puck went right to Anisimov for his fifth goal of the season. Air Max 270 Flyknit Australia . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. Nike Off White Shoes Australia . 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. http://www.outletairmaxaustralia.com/ .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents. TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and will be sidelined indefinitely.General manager Steve Yzerman announced the diagnosis Wednesday after Stamkos returned home for further evaluation of the injury the two-time NHL scoring champion suffered Tuesday night in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.We are in the process of evaluating options for repair and rehabilitation and will release more information as it becomes available, Yzerman said.Stamkos, who last summer re-signed with the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2008 rather than testing free agency, scored his ninth goal against the Red Wings and leads the NHL with 20 points in 17 games.The six-time All-Star center grabbed the back of his knee and limped off the ice to the dressing room after colliding with Detroits Guustav Nyquist along the boards. Cheap Nike Air Max Australia. .Its the third significant injury Stamkos has had over the past three years.After helping Tampa Bay reach the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, he missed all but one game of last seasons playoffs after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot discovered near his collarbone. He also missed significant playing time three years ago, when he broke his right leg against Boston in November 2013 and was sidelined 45 games.The 26-year-old cited loyalty, respect and the potential to win for years as major reasons for re-signing with the Lightning rather than testing free agency, where he likely would have commanded much more than the $68 million hes scheduled to earn over the next eight seasons. ' ' ' 
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NEW YORK -- Louisville came ready to promote quarterback Lamar Jackson at ACC media day in July, with a slew of notepads emblazoned with his name and picture placed right next to the schools football guide. Adidas Nmd r2 Herren Sale .The move was bold and rarer still considering Jackson was about to begin his true sophomore season and had seven career starts. But coach Bobby Petrino felt so strongly about his young quarterback that he gave the go-ahead to begin promoting Jackson.Among the 28 players gathered, Jackson was the only sophomore. But he never betrayed his age. He smiled but said little, a player known more for his highlights than his sound bites. Still, it is hard to imagine that anybody in Louisville could have envisioned what was about to unfold.Week 1. Charlotte. Jackson scored on a 36-yard touchdown run on the opening drive. Then he delivered another score and another. Eight touchdowns -- including six passing -- and 405 total yards later, one name resonated across the country: Lamar Jackson.After that game, Jackson tried to exit the stadium but couldnt because fans swarmed him for autographs. A Louisville official noticed and told those assembled that Jackson needed to get going for treatment, whisking him away.He asked Jackson how long hed been standing there signing. Twenty minutes, Jackson said. He would have kept on signing had nobody intervened, but Louisville realized after one week that it had a phenomenon on its hands.His legend only grew after an otherworldly performance against Syracuse, in which he had 610 yards and five touchdowns and his signature Heisman moment: the Lamar Leap that has been immortalized by a photo of him in midair with his legs outstretched.At the following home game against Florida State, Jackson made the Seminoles look woefully unprepared for his skills in the run game. He again piled up the yards and touchdowns. His 47-yard run through the middle of the Florida State defense ended with a spin off two defenders at the goal line for his last score of the game.It was an almost incomprehensible site: an under-the-radar prospect from Florida making four- and five-star defenders -- many from his home state -- look completely and totally lost.Knowing a throng of fans would be waiting for Jackson after the game, Louisville officials had him jump into a car. One fan with two helmets begged for Jackson to sign them. Jackson politely declined. When the car started to pull away, the man put one helmet on, carried the other in his arms and ran after the car, screaming for it to stop. Louisville decided in early October that autographs would be off-limits.Jackson remained nonplussed as the hype started to build. More people started to recognize him on campus, at the mall and in restaurants. He politely smiled but quickly learned it would be best to stay in his room and play video games in the few free moments he had.He didnt turn on the television to watch his own highlights or hear what analysts thought about him.I tried not to pay attention to it, just tried to go out there and win games, Jackson said. If you fall off, anything can happen. Just got to keep grinding.There is a reason for that. Jackson grew up with a mom who emphasized character, humbleness, work ethic and drive. He didnt go to parties growing up; he rarely went out anywhere unless his mom approved.She wanted him to stay focused on living up to the potential she saw in him from an early age. They worked out six days a week, often multiple times a day. He would complain often; she did not care. She coached him and trained him, and she raised him, alternating roles with ease. When anybody asks Jackson how he reached this point, the only answer he gives is: my mom.As Jackson dominated each opponent he faced, the question became: How best to stop him? One reporter asked Syracuse coach Dino Babers a few weeks after the teams played, and he responded with blunt honesty: Based off of our performance, I dont have the right to give an opinion on that.Florida State could not stop him, either, and neither could Clemson. Although the Cardinals lost to the Tigers, Jackson cemented his name atop Heisman lists with his 457-yard, three-touchdown performance against the reigning ACC champions.Duke coach David Cutcliffe laid out the perfect game plan in late October, deciding it would be best to limit Jacksons possessions. The plan nearly worked. Duke was the first team to hold Jackson to fewer than three touchdowns, but afterward, Cutcliffe could not stop raving about the quarterback he had just seen. He wondered aloud, Howd he get out of Florida?Simple, really. Jackson emerged on the high school scene late, after transferring to Boynton Beach High. Then-coach Rick Swain called up a former player of his, then-Louisville assistant Lamar Thomas, and told him he needed to see Jackson. Thomas was sold. He went to Petrino. But Petrino didnt think he needed another quarterback on his roster.Thomas tried again, deciding his best course of action was to convince Petrino that Jackson was a passer -- not just a running quarterback. Thomas had Swain rearrange Jacksons high school tape to start with the passing highlights. Petrino was finally convinced, and he sold Jackson and his mom on the opportunity to play right away under a coach noted for his ability to develop quarterbacks.And so the under-the-radar Jackson went off to Louisville, determined to play and start as a true freshman. He did, though he did not fully assert himself as the quarterback of the future until the end of the 2015-16 season. His three-touchdown performance in a comeback win over Kentucky showed that he was ready to take charge. After that game, Petrino sat Jackson down and explained what he needed to do to prepare for the upcoming bowl game against Texas A&M.They had four weeks. That meant studying as much tape as he could. That meant taking detailed notes about what he saw. That meant evaluating his own tape, breaking down all the good plays and all the bad plays. That meant working more on his mechanics during practice, starting with his footwork.Jackson, in a never-ending quest for perfection, listened and learned. He dedicated himself to that bowl game, and when he took the field against the Aggies, he was virtually unrecognizable. Jackson ran here, and he threw the ball over there, a sudden conundrum for the A&M defense that it never quite solved.When the game ended, Jackson had set Music City Bowl records for rushing (226 yards) and total offense (453), and he had his name linked with Vince Young and Johnny Manziel as the only quarterbacks to go for 200 yards passing and 200 yards rushing in a bowl game.Those who watched the game keenly understood that Jackson was on the verge of a season few had ever seen. In the Louisville spring game, he threw for 519 yards, and expectations for him and the team started growing. Now you see why Louisville decided to promote Jackson so hard, even with 2015 Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson returning to the ACC.The season did not unfold perfectly for Jackson, though. With a No. 5 ranking and outside hopes for the College Football Playoff, Louisville traveled to play Houston in mid-November. The team and Jackson had their worst performances of the season. The Louisville offensive line could do nothing to slow Houston, and Jackson had nowhere to go. He ended with season lows in rushing (33) and total yards (244) and tied a season low for touchdowns (1).The collective thought going into the Kentucky game the next week was that Jackson and the Cards would make up for their poor performance against a rival they had recently dominated. But Kentucky stayed with Louisville every step of the way. Jackson had more than 400 yards but fumbled late in the game deep in Kentucky territory. Louisville lost, and Jacksons Heisman lead didnt seem as certain.But ultimately, his complete body of work prevailed: An ACC-record 51 total touchdowns; the only player in FBS history with 30 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns in the regular season; the only player in FBS history to go over 3,300 yards passing and 1,500 yards rushing in a season.As one ACC head coach mused recently, Hes the best in the country. And its not even close. 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Anything else would have been unnatural, almost an aberration.His father, Sivalingam, is a former national-level weightlifter. His brother Pradeep too has taken to the sport.A little over a month ago, the 24-year-old Sathish lifted 151kg in snatch and 185kg in clean and jerk to finish on top at the selection trials in Patiala -- and earn himself a ticket to Rio.Two years ago in Glasgow, his 149kg snatch lift fetched him the Commonwealth Games gold, erasing the previous record of 148kg set by Yuko Peter of Nauru. The Tamil Nadu government promptly announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh.Taking up the sport at the age of 15, Sathish trained at Atlas gym, run by one of the two prominent Hindu castes in the village -- the Mutharaiyars. A rival gym, bearing the unlikely name of Mahatma Gandhi, is the property of the Seguntha Mudaliiars. Adidas Nmd r2 Deutschland. Sixteen years ago, Karnam Malleswari had lifted the profile of weightlifting in India with a bronze in the 69kg category at the Sydney Games. She remains the only weightlifter from the country to have had a podium finish at the Olympics.But that success has largely been seen as a one-off. Four years ago, Indian lifters put up a dismal show in London, with N Soniya Chanu finishing seventh in the womens 48kg category and Katulu Ravi Kumar settling for sixth place among 10 participants in the 69kg Group B competition.No wonder hopes are measured this time -- despite both Sathish and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the other Indian lifter going to Rio, showing considerable promise recently.But Sivalingam, a former armyman, trusts his son will live up to the aspirations of Sathuvachari and Vellore, where his predecessors had honed their skills with the help of stone pestles. Sathish will achieve what I never could, Sivalingam says. Hell return with a medal. Its more than mere hope. Its belief. 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