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WILMINGTON, N. Cheap NHL Jerseys China .C. -- Denzel Ingram made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, C.J. Bryce had 25 points and eight rebounds, and UNC-Wilmington won its eighth straight in an 81-71 victory over East Carolina on Tuesday night.Deng Riak threw down a dunk to pull ECU within nine points with 6:11 left but Ingram answered with a 3-pointer for a 75-63 lead and the Seahawks led by double figures the rest of the way.UNC-Wilmington (11-1), which entered averaging 95.3 points during its winning streak, has high expectations this season following an NCAA Tournament appearance.UNCW used a 13-0 run, as ECU went scoreless for two-plus minutes, to take a 25-10 lead. The Seahawks led by 10 points at halftime behind 11 points apiece from Ingram and Bryce. ECU was just 7 of 29 from the floor (24 percent) in the first half.B.J. Tyson scored 17 points for East Carolina (7-5), which was coming off a 35-point showing against the College of Charleston.It was the 64th meeting in the regional rivalry and the 50th sellout (5,200) in Trask Coliseum history. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . Breaking three of his own world records on his way to winning in Paris, Chan silenced the critics and left the audiences standing in appreciation and awe. Wholesale NHL Jerseys . - 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.wholesalenhljerseyschina.com/ . Artturi Lehkonen, Joni Nikko and Ville Leskinen had the other goals for Finland (1-0) while Juuse Saros stopped 28 shots. Tim Robin Johnsgard had the lone goal for Norway (0-2).Classic F1 is back and youve picked your top three Damon Hill races for our opening weekend of classic grand prix action. Thousands of votes were cast with Hills heroics in an Arrows at Hungary in 1997 coming out on top. You can see that race on Friday March 11 at 9pm on Sky Sports F1.The reigning world champion took on the might of Ferrari and Williams in his Yamaha-powered Arrows and nearly delivered one of the biggest shocks in F1 history. In second place was the action-packed 1998 Belgian GP where Hill battled horrendous weather conditions to take his last and Jordans first win in F1. That race will be scrreened on Saturday March 12 at 9pm. Cheap Hockey Jerseys. ompleting the podium places was Japan 1994, another race run in torrential rain. The grand prix was run in two parts due the conditions, with Hill taking victory on an aggregate time from Michael Schumacher. You can see the 1994 Japanese GP at 9pm on Sunday March 13. Thanks for voting and enjoy the races. Classic F1 scheduleFriday March 119pm - 1997 Hungarian GPSaturday March 129pm - 1998 Belgian GPSunday March 139pm - 1994 Japanese GP Also See: F1 gossip column Every 2016 race live Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Serbia and Croatia are Brazil-bound. Jerseys From China . France or Canada will get the only Olympic basketball spot left.On Saturday, Serbia emphatically claimed its first Olympic appearance as an independent country, crushing Puerto Rico 108-77 in the championship game of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament that Serbia hosted in Belgrade. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 26 points and eight assists, while tournament MVP Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets added 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists.Part of an international basketball power in the former Yugoslavia, Serbia made the Olympics for the first time since it became an independent nation in 2006. It appeared two years earlier as Serbia and Montenegro.Serbia beat Puerto Rico by just six points earlier this week in group play but left no doubt this time. The Serbians raced to a 24-3 lead and were ahead 37-11 after one quarter. They extended their lead to 60-27 at halftime and shot 58.7 percent for the game.Croatia had a much tougher time, outlasting Italy 84-78 in overtime in Turin, Italy. Bojan Bogdanovic of the Brooklyn Nets scored 26 points, former Philadelphia 76ers lottery pick Dario Saric added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Croatians qualified for the Olympics for the first time since 2008.After Croatias Olympic-clinching victory, Saric said he intends to join the Sixers this season.Im going back home and then to the USA for the 76ers, the 22-year-old wing said.The other final is Sunday in Manila, Philippines, where Canada gets a second shot to claim the Olympic berth that slipped away last year when it blew a late lead and was stunned by Venezuela in the semifinals of the FIBA Americas tournament.Cory Joseph of the Toronto Raptors scored 23 points and Tristan Thompson of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers added 13 points and 10 rebounds Saturday in a 78-72 victory over New Zealand.France beat Turkey 75-63 in the other semifinal, getting 17 points from Thomas Heurtel.After Sundays final, there will be a draw to place the three champions in the Rio field. Two of them will end up in the same group as the two-time defending champion U.S.Along with the Americans, the other teams that have already qualified for the 12-team field are Spain, Lithuania, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, China, Australia and Nigeria.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. Cheap Jerseys Online . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. http://www.cheapjerseysfromchinaonline.com/ . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. BERKELEY, California -- Jabari Bird and Sam Singer scored 14 points apiece and California beat South Dakota State 82-53 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.The Golden Bears hardly seemed to miss preseason All-American Ivan Raab, who sat out with an injured toe he suffered two weeks ago.California built a 16-point lead in the first half and pulled away with a 30-3 run early in the second half to extend its home winning streak to 19 games -- the second-longest streak in team history.Grant Mullins added 13 points and seven rebounds while Roger Moute a Bidias added a career-high 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.The Bears had little problem against the smaller and outmatched Jackrabbits, who kept things close in the first half before falling apart in the second half of coach T.J. Otzelbergers debut.Cal, which finished 23-11 in 2015, outrebounded South Dakota State 54-26 and had 10 blocks, matching its season high of a year ago and one shy of the school record.Reed Tellinghuisen had 14 points and five rebounds but shot just 5 of 13 for South Dakota State. Mike Daum also scored 14 for the Jackrabbits.BIG PICTURESouth Dakota State: The Jackrabbits showed good poise after the rocky start and kept the game somewhat close in the first half before things got out of hand after the break. Those are part of the groowing pains Otzelbergers young team figures to go through early in the season. Cheap Jerseys China. Daum, who set the schools freshman scoring record a year ago, was hindered by foul trouble much of the might and shot just 5 of 14.California: The Bears had the Jackrabbits on the ropes early but let them off the hook with sloppy defense that allowed too many easy layups in the first half. Coach Cuonzo Martins squad also lost its cool early in the second half when Kingsley Okoroh was hit with a technical foul. Both are issues that have to be cleaned up. Raabs absence was noticeable, particularly from the perimeter where the Bears were sporadic much of the night. The feeling at Cal is that Raabs injury isnt too serious and he is expected to be back in the lineup soon.UP NEXTSouth Dakota State: The Jackrabbits will continue their swing through the West Coast when they play at UC Irvine in the first round of the Sanford Pentagon Showcase on Monday night. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.California: The Bears stay at home and will get a chance to extend their streak at Haas Pavilion to 20 games when they host UC Irvine on Wednesday. Cal has won four of the six games against the Anteaters. 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Max Verstappen admits he was a bit shocked after learning of his Red Bull promotion, but isnt feeling the pressure ahead of his Spanish GP debut. Wholesale Marlins Jerseys . Verstappen has swapped places with Daniil Kvyat after the Russian was unceremoniously dropped back to Toro Rosso after his crashes last weekend in Sochi.The 18-year-old spent Thursday at Red Bulls Milton Keynes factory and has a week to prepare for the next race in Barcelona, where he will drive the RB12 for the first time. Kravitz on the Red Bull swap Why have Red Bull swapped Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat now - and what does it tell us? Well, of course I was very happy, he said. A bit shocked as well - I didnt expect it, but yes Im very happy with the opportunity of course.I have to say a big thank you to Red Bull and Dr Helmut Marko and now I just cant wait to jump into the car.I wouldnt say theres more pressure to be honest. Of course Im driving for a top team now, but in the end you always try to do your best which is what I always try to do. For me, I dont feel more pressure. Verstappen will partner Daniel Ricciardo, who he lives in the same building with in Monaco, for the remainder of the 2016 season, and there are theories that Red Bull have dumped Kvyat just to keep the Dutchman away from rivals.The youngster is thought to be tied to Red Bull until the end of 2017 but it is an open secret Mercedes and Ferrari are monitoring his progress closely. Sky F1 pundit Martin Brundle felt the timing of the line-up change was a masterstroke from Red Bull after Kvyats error-strewn performance at his home grand prix when he both ended Sebastian Vettels race and hampered his teams. Just four races into the new season, Max Verstappen has swapped places with Daniil Kvyat I think it was the perfect chance for Red Bull to move him out the way, Brundle told Sky Sports News HQ. They want to do something with Verstappen, they have to protect him, keep him in the Red Bull team moving forward.They know Mercedes want him, they know Ferrari will want him and other teams too. Its a bit of a masterstroke from Red Bull actually, as brutal as it looks for Kvyat. We look back at the crash that cost Daniil Kvyat his place in the Red Bull line-up from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards Verstappen, meanwhile, said he never felt the urge to move and was always very happy at Red Bull.He added: To be honest, I was always very happy at Red Bull. I never saw reason to change and of course with this opportunity there is no reason to change so Im happy to be here.Its a great honour and its a top team and thats where every driver wants to drive I think. I cant wait to get started. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. 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FORT WORTH, Texas -- IndyCar drivers will have Back The Blue decals on their cars and wear caps representing local police and national law enforcement agencies when they resume the rain-interrupted race at Texas Motor Speedway on Aug. 27.Just weeks after the June 12 postponement, five law enforcement officers were shot and killed July 7 in downtown Dallas at the end of a protest over police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota in the days before that.There have been protests this week in Milwaukee after an officer-involved shooting there.Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi joined Texas Motor Speedway officials Wednesday on visits to the headquarters of the Fort Worth Police Department and the Dallas Police Department.It means a lot. We had an opportunity with the race being rescheduled to do something to show our appreciation and our respect and gratitude, Rossi said. Im just honored to be a part of it.Rossi and Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage addressed officers at each department and presented 200 tickets for the race at each stop. Police personnel will be admitted to the race free, along with a companion, by showing their badge.Gossage said all that is being done is a way to show respect to police and all first responders.Our fans blood runs red, white and blue, probably more than any other sport going, so it just made obvious sense, Gossage said. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. To put the Back The Blue decals on the car and for each of the drivers to wear a hat from a various police department, as opposed to their sponsor hats, thats a big deal.The Texas race in June was first pushed back a day because of rain. Only 71 of the scheduled 248 laps were completed the following day, before more rain led to an unprecedented 2?-month delay.Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce, who survived being shot multiple times by a fugitive during a manhunt in March, will return as grand marshal and give the drivers the command to start their engines -- the same as he did in June.He appreciates what the Texas Motor Speedway?and IndyCar Series are doing for officers when the race resumes.It means a lot to every officer, anybody that wears a badge, Pearce said. I know that for me, it was a big morale booster knowing that I had support, not only from my guys, but pretty much every agency throughout the Metroplex. I dont think theres an agency in Tarrant County that didnt chip in to support me when I needed their help, and thats huge. ... I really think that has a lot to do with how fast I have recovered. 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Hey, hey, its time for everybodys favorite topic! You know what Im talking about . Cheap Detroit Pistons Jerseys ...Pound! For! Pound!Full disclosure: I remember sitting at a bar with another MMA reporter in Temecula, California, a few years ago and asking him something to the effect of, What is it with people and pound-for-pound lists? Everybody has got one. None are really right or wrong. Theyre basically pointless.The two of us then proceeded to argue about our pound-for-pound lists for at least 30 minutes, which is ultimately whats great about these lists. Even though I do still think they are rather pointless, they can be a lot of fun to argue about.So, lets have some fun.Lets take a look at my current pound-for-pound list and try to predict how it will change over the next 12 months. And keep an eye out for the female version coming soon.Who will still make the list?Demetrious JohnsonCurrent rank: No. 1And I think hell still be ranked No. 1. That would be quite something, since, according to the archives, I had DJ ranked No. 1 at this time last year as well. So, were talking about the UFC flyweight champion holding down the No. 1 spot two years running.I believe in the greatness of Jon Jones as much as the next guy, but Johnson has been more dominant (and active) in what Id argue is a deeper division. Hes the closet thing this sport has to a perfect fighter, and he has been for a while.Jon JonesCurrent rank: No. 2Its still strange to consider the very real possibility we havent seen him at his best yet. Jones has admitted that prior to his arrest on a hit-and-run charge in April 2015, he never reached his full potential due to issues outside the cage. In the 18 months since, he has fought just once (against Ovince Saint Preux in April) and looked rusty.Im willing to bet on Jones in the next 12 months -- but even with his talent, thats probably somewhat of a risky bet. This sport is hard enough without the self-sabotage.Dominick Cruz and TJ DillashawCurrent ranks: Nos. 3 and 4 respectivelyI think I have Dillashaw ranked higher than most. Im not sure about that since, as previously mentioned, I dont spend much time (i.e. none) looking at other pound-for-pound lists. Im very comfortable with that, though.Dillashaw is one of the most well-rounded fighters in the game, and I never thought his controversial decision loss to Raphael Assuncao in 2013 was legit. He really only has one definitive loss in his career and that was in his fifth pro fight. And considering A) How high I rank Cruz and B) How close their bantamweight title bout was in January (which Cruz won by split decision) ... how can I rank Dillashaw much lower?Who wont?Jose AldoCurrent rank: No. 6Sometimes MMA requires a great deal of reading between the lines. Theres plenty of misdirection when it comes to what fighters say, what promoters say and what coaches are willing to divulge. In a lot of ways, this sport is one big mind game -- and that refers to trash talk between fighters as well as negotiations between athlete and promoter.But with Aldo, at least right now, Im kind of taking his comments about not wanting to fight at face value. Do I actually believe hell never fight again? No, I dont. But do I believe theres a legitimate chance he has lost a little fire for cage fighting? I am willing to believe that. Whether due to inactivity or lack of motivation when he does step into a cage, I think Aldo could drop on this list.Stipe MiocicCurrent rank: No. 8Its the curse of being a heavyweight. It is really hard to stay on the pound-for-pound list as a heavyweight because youre always one split-second away from unconsciousness. I love Miocics mental approach and I dont really expect him to lose. Thats why hes on my list to begin with, but hes always at a higher risk of losing, simply because of the division he competes in.Who could really go either way?Conor McGregorCurrent rank: No. 5What is a pound-for-pound list? To me, its trying your best to envision every fighter competing in the same weight class. So, by default, if McGregor wins UFC titles in multiple weight classes, that would be a big reason to rank him extremely high.In other words, if McGregor, who holds the featherweight title, defeats lightweight champion?Eddie Alvarez next month and holds two UFC championships ... and then goes on to defend one of them a couple times next year, hell be in the conversation for best fighter in the world. At the same time, we still really havent seen him against a well-prepared wrestler. That wrestler question still exists. Does he have a hole there? It remains to be seen.What Im trying to say is McGregor shooting up this list or falling off it completely are both feasible options to me. So, I really have no idea where hell be come October 2017.Which new fighters will crack this list?Khabib NurmagomedovIve been riding this train for a while now, injuries and all. Might as well see it through.Luke RockholdFour months ago, you could have made a case Rockhold was Top 5 during his middleweight title reign. One Michael Bisping left hook at UFC 199 has silenced that. I think we were probably right back then and Rockhold just had a bad night. Cheap Swingman Pistons Jerseys . The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country. Wholesale Pistons Jerseys . 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It also furthered its reputation as a team that unravels under pressure.Were definitely anxious to get out there and start the new chapter, defensive end Carlos Dunlap said. For all of us, its a new chapter because obviously that last chapter we had, yall know what happened. Now we want to go out there and start something new, a new story.The Jets are trying to end a slide of five consecutive seasons of missing the playoffs. New York went 10-6 in Todd Bowles first season as coach and the expectation is that the squad is ready to take the next step.Running back Matt Forte, a longtime standout with the Chicago Bears, was added to spruce up the ground attack and a defense that ranked fourth in the NFL in total defense (318.6) figures to be stout.But the key to continued success is veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets engaged in a lengthy offseason contract standoff with the 33-year-old before agreeing to terms with the player who passed for a career-high 3,905 yards and a franchise-record 31 touchdowns last season.New York owner Woody Johnson strongly feels Fitzpatricks character and leadership are necessary ingredients.Im not trying to challenge anybody. He knows whats at stake, Johnson said. Hes a Harvard guy, so he knows how important this year is for him. Every year is important for us. Were happy to have him back. Hes fired up. Hes going to be good at leading the team. Hes a good leader of his guys. I think they respect him.Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is beloved by his teammates and also motivated to pick up where he left off before a broken right thumb halted his standout 2015 season.Dalton passed for 3,250 yards and 25 touchdowns and was receiving mention as a possible league MVP before suffering the injury in mid-December.Ive got a lot of confidence in my ability, in what this offense can do, and the guys around me, Dalton said. So there definitely is a carryover. I mean, it was the best season that Ive had, so for me its trying to improve on that.Dalton and the Bengals shredded the Jets 49-9 in their last meeting in 2013. Dalton passed for 325 yards and five touchdowns in that affair.New Yorks defense is a much different unit now than the one that was bombarded that day.Cornerback Darrelle Revis is in the second season of his second stint with the team and had five interceptions and four fumble recoveries last season. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson had a career-high 12 sacks last season and linebacker David Harris (108) topped 100 tackles for the seventh straight season. Harris is questionable with a shoulder injury.The Bengals will be missing Burfict -- hes serving a three-game suspension for repeated violations of safety rules -- but are always hard to contain up front with Dunlap (franchise-record 13.5 sacks) and Geno Atkins (40 sacks over the past five seasons).Cincinnati will be without tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle), who scored 13 touchdowns last season.The contest falls on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, which will only add to the intensity right before kickoff.Ill honor 9/11 when I first get there, but once Sunday gets here, all thats out of my mind, Jones said. I have a lot of respect and due diligence for everybody that went through it, but come Sunday at 1 oclock I wont be thinking about 9/11. 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We need to turn our gaze away from the usual suspects -- the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, the ... aw, you know who we mean.So today, lets stare at the basement.We know theres hope for the teams that just finished in first place. But is there hope for the teams that just finished in last place?Weve spent the past week asking that question to people all over baseball, especially in the wake of this sports new labor deal. We exempted the Atlanta Braves, a team moving into a new ballpark. We also exempted the Minnesota Twins, a franchise that just installed what is essentially a whole new group at the top of its baseball operations department.But that still left four fascinating last-place teams with lots of questions about where theyre going, how theyll get there and how the new labor agreement could affect them (or not). Those teams would be the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Cincinnati Reds. Youve heard of them, right?So lets buckle them all into our hot seat and hook them up to our cool new gizmo -- the Hope Meter. Do they have hope on the field? Do they have hope off the field? Its time to answer those questions, in order of impact on the franchise, for all four teams.Oakland AthleticsHope Meter off the field: 3 (out of 10)Were guessing you havent read the fine print in the labor deal. So you should know theres something amazing in it: The As had a giant target spray-painted all over their crumbling stadium.For years now, theyve been surviving by cashing enormous revenue-sharing checks, even though they play in the sixth-largest TV market in America. But not for long.Its incredibly rare for any labor agreement to single out one team. But it happened in this agreement. The As will lose 25 percent of their revenue-sharing money next year, 50 percent in 2018, 75 percent in 2019 and all of it after that.Why? Because everyone in baseball clearly thought it was time to send them a message: Build. That. Stadium. Already. Or else!Too many folks in the game obviously saw the As as a team that felt no pressure to get out of its current rut. So only two things can happen now: (1) They make a deal to build a ballpark somewhere in Oakland, with Jack London Square or the Coliseum area as the likely sites; or (2) they sell the team -- and someone else tackles this mess.But no matter which of those two winds up happening, this is a franchise with very little hope of generating a whole lot of revenue in the short term. And thats not good.Hope Meter on the field: 3Lets just say losing has never been Billy Beanes favorite thing. So the As have never taken a ride down Tanking Trail. Theyve always tried to figure out some way to compete. And theres a book and a major motion picture with more details, if youre interested.But executive vice president Beane and general manager David Forst now find themselves in a place unlike any theyve ever been. Since losing the 2014 wild-card game, the As are 51 games under .500. Theyre coming off back-to-back last-place finishes for the first time since 1997-98. And Keith Law rates their system as being so thin that they could be three to four years from restocking.Theyve had very little luck in trying to sell high this winter on players such as Sonny Gray, Ryan Madson or Sean Doolittle. They blew through their international signing pool, so theyre all but out of business on that front for the next two years. And now comes the really bad news: Suddenly, theyre on the verge of having no money, as those revenue-sharing payouts disappear.So where does that leave them? Treading water, thats where. Until they get their ballpark nightmare resolved, they appear more interested in spending what dollars they have on scouting and player development than on the big league roster. And this whole season is beginning to look like a giant Who Trades for Sonny Gray Sweepstakes.San Diego PadresHope Meter on the field: 2We always hesitate to use that magic word, tanking, to describe any franchise. But folks on other teams -- not to mention nearly every agent on the planet -- seem to share none of that hesitation when they talk about the current version of the Padres.Theyre the poster child for tanking, said an exec. They get millions of dollars in revenue sharing. They spend none of it on players.Well, thats not exactly true. Theyre going to spend $28 million next year to pay players who used to play for them. But thats $2 million more than their projected payroll for players who will play for them in 2017, according to baseball-reference.com. We count 15 players in baseball who average more dollars than that per year in their current contracts -- by themselves.Theres also this: There might be 12 people in America who could name the Padres starting rotation if the season started today. Thats because the five names in it would most likely be Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Jarred Cosart, Cesar Vargas and the newly signed Jhoulys Chacin. OK, so its likely theyll sign at least one more bargain-bin free-agent starter to bump another name or two out of there. But its still safe to guess you wont be getting this rotation mixed up with that of, say, the New York Mets.So does this constitute tanking? We offered Padres general manager A.J. Preller the opportunity to dispute that label. He took us up on it.He described his position players as young, prospect-laden and guys with the ability to be impact big leaguers. So his team has made a conscious decision, he said, to give these guys an opportunity to play in the big leagues rather than fill our roster with stopgap players. He also promised that as these players develop into a group that is close to winning, ownership is committed to spending money to add players from outside the organization who can put you over the top.Also in their defense, the Padres spent more than $70 million this year on amateur players and a bunch of much-hyped international free agents. And Keith Law rates their system as one of best in baseball. So if you get back to us in three years, theyll have a whole different score on the Hope Meter.But in the meantime, unless they drop plans to charge admission for every game in 2017, this is a team thats almost embarrassing, said one long-time exec. Just two years after an ill-conceived spending spree to win, theyve made a U-turn in the exact opposite direction -- to launch a full-bore pursuit of the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft.Hope Meter off the field: 6Lets round up all the good news first. The Padres play in one of Americas most beautiful ballparks in one of Americas most idyllic cities. They also have one of baseballs best TV deals. And neither of those developments stop them from getting hefty revenue-sharing checks. Its quite a combination -- especially for a team thats all lined up to have a minuscule payroll.But this is also a team that recently fired its president and CEO, Mike Dee. And its a team that had its GM suspended for 30 days for failing to disclose required medical information before making a trade in July that sent pitcher Drew Pomeranz to Boston.And now the Padres find themselves trying to fend off tanking accusations, even though the new labor deal included no meaasures that would make either tanking or a $26 million payroll illegal. Air Huarache Hombre. hat the agreement does do is mildly discourage tanking around the edges, said one official familiar with it. So how will it do that? By making it more difficult for the worst teams to collect massive bonus pools to manipulate the draft, for one thing. There used to be a gap of nearly $5 million between the slots for the No. 1 pick and the No. 5 pick, for instance. Next year, that difference will be less than $2 million.So on one hand, there is less monetary incentive to be really bad, as opposed to just bad. But on the other, said one exec, you still get the pick. And if you look at the history of the draft, the difference between [the talent of] the No. 1 pick versus the fifth pick is significant. And the only way to get that No. 1 pick is to lose. A lot.Over the past year, weve heard all sorts of ideas for how to discourage tanking, from draft lotteries to soft payroll minimums to rules that would have stripped revenue sharing from teams that failed to generate revenue on their own. This agreement includes none of that. So the Padres are well within their rights to field a low-budget big league team in 2017 that cant possibly win. But that doesnt mean theyre immune to the furor over that strategy in the rest of the industry.Tampa Bay RaysHope Meter off the field: 4The Rays franchise continues to be run by a group of really smart people. So that always beats the alternative. But look at the rest of their division. Look at what theyre up against. Its not just David versus Goliath. Its David versus Four Goliaths.How, asked one sympathetic baseball man, can you continue to ask a bunch of exceptionally creative and bright people to keep searching through their cushions on the couch to see if they can find a few more nickels?Nothing in the new labor deal will keep the Rays from remaining one of the biggest revenue-sharing recipients in baseball. Yet their owner, Stu Sternberg, was still the only owner in the sport to vote against that deal. Which tells you he feels the rest of this agreement didnt do enough to give his team the ability to compete with the behemoths.So for everything the Rays do right, almost 100 percent of their long-term hope is tied to one question. Are they ever going to get a new ballpark? Stop us if youve heard that one before.Outwardly, the Rays continue to project optimism that theyre moving in that direction -- and that they can pair that park, in the next few years, with a new TV deal that will change the face of their franchise.But not everyone in baseball shares that optimism. So is this a team bound for better times in Tampa -- or for a new park in beautiful downtown Montreal? Well have that answer one of these years. But for now, the Hope Meter cant assume anything.Hope Meter on the field: 7Lets give this team credit. It could do exactly what the Padres are doing. But the Rays arent trying to unload Evan Longoria. Theyre highly unlikely to trade Chris Archer. And they just signed Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal.So at least theyre trying to compete. Theyre still likely to trade away Alex Cobb or Drew Smyly in the next couple of weeks, or even both. But theyll have plenty of quality starting pitching remaining, an infield with the potential to generate offense at all four positions and the best defensive outfielder in baseball (Kevin Kiermaier) piling up Web Gems in center field. Theyve also been linked in recent days with free-agent masher Jose Bautista, who lives just across the causeway in Tampa.But their problem now is their problem every year. How much depth can any team amass with a $70 million payroll (or less)? Um, not as much as those four teams theyre competing with. Thats just reality.And how long can they keep this group together? You know that answer. Youve seen that movie. Unless they sell off a couple of more veterans, either at the trade deadline or next winter, theyd be looking at a $100 million payroll in 2018. And that aint happening.When Keith Law looks at their system, he sees more depth than stars. So as long as the Rays are playing baseball inside Tropicana Field, in front of the fewest paying customers in North America, theyre stuck inside the same box that has held them captive for years. And that means theyd better keep digging for those nickels.Cincinnati RedsHope Meter on the field: 4It wasnt so long ago that the Reds were practically a perennial contender. Remember? From 2010 to 2013, they made the postseason three times in four years, and only five teams in baseball won more games than they did. You could look it up.But it has all unraveled fast, with back-to-back seasons of 98 and 94 losses respectively. And now they find themselves in the ultimate no-win quagmire. Theyre nowhere near ready to contend. But theyve had a tougher time hitting the reset button than most teams.So four players -- Joey Votto, Homer Bailey, Brandon Phillips and Devin Mesoraco -- are gobbling up $62 million of what is likely to be about a $90 million payroll. And they cant move any of them.Votto wont waive his no-trade clause. Bailey is owed $68 million over the next three years and is coming off Tommy John surgery. Phillips has generated no interest. And Mesoraco has been able to catch only 18 games in two years because of shoulder and hip issues.Meanwhile, when the Reds did decide to sell, if it could go wrong, it did. Aroldis Chapmans looming domestic-abuse suspension destroyed his trade value. Deals that would have shipped out Phillips and Zack Cozart both fell through. And they spent two years fielding disappointing offers for Jay Bruce. So only the trade that sent Johnny Cueto to the Royals brought back the kind of return a team like this could rebuild around.They probably should have gotten out front of this, by trading away all their valuable assets when they had that chance, one rival exec said. Instead, theyre doing it halfway. And when you do that . . . it can take six to nine years to get back [and contend].The Reds did go into last season with six of Baseball Americas top 100 prospects, and supplemented that with an excellent draft. But if there are any experts out there who see them contending before 2019, we havent found them.Hope Meter off the field: 6You know, it could be worse. At least the Reds play in a town that loves baseball. They have an excellent TV deal, considering they play in the smallest TV market in baseball. They have a caring fan base. And a ballpark. And an owner who wants to win. And the revenue-sharing checks wont be stopping anytime soon.So this is a franchise that doesnt have to fight any of the battles the Rays and As are facing to survive. It has just made a series of decisions it probably would love to have back. Ten years, $225 million for Votto? Six years, $105 million for Bailey? Six years, $72.5 million for Phillips? The Reds could use a mulligan on all of those, in retrospect.The big difference between big and small markets is the ability to make mistakes, one baseball official said. Cincinnati is one of those markets that couldnt afford to make those mistakes. But they made them. And now theyre paying for them. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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England can make it to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 if they gain the right momentum, says former caretaker manager Peter Taylor. Nike Air Max Tn Ultra Pas Cher . Roy Hodgsons men narrowly beat Portugal in a fairly drab affair at Wembley, with Chris Smallings header sealing the 1-0 win as the visitors played just under an hour with ten men after Bruno Alves red card. But Taylor remained upbeat about Englands chances in the upcoming tournament in France, where they play Russia on June 11 in Group B. I think were a good team. Its all about that first match. If we can win our first match and build momentum we can go from there, Taylor said after commentating on the game for Sky Sports News HQ. Chris Smalling scored the only goal as England beat Portugal 1-0 at Wembley I think we can go a long, long way - and Im talking about the semi-finals. And once you get to the semi-finals anything can happen because youre a confident bunch.The nice thing about England is theyve got a good habit of winning matches. They havent played great tonight but theyve won a match again, from a good goal, and there was still some good things. And it doesnt look like there were any injuries - so thats another positive.Hodgson has experimented with formations in the warm-up games, and played the majority of the Wembley match-up with a diamond formation before switching to a 4-3-3 late on. Dele Alli can play anywhere in Englands diamond formation, says Taylor Despite a lacklusture performance, Taylor thought the formation worked on the night and has identified the players he believes are certain to start in France.I thought the formation was good. It was a diamond shape but the difference is [Eric] Dier goes in between the centre-backs, the full-backs push on and its a 3-5-2, which gives us two targets for the strikers and gives us great width, which helps. Dele Alli can play anywhere, top of the diamond, to the left, to the right, even alongside Dier as he did at the start of the season with Tottenham. Allis a cert, [Harry] Kanes a cert, [Wayne] Rooneys a cert - Im not sure [Jamie] Vardy is a cert at the moment. Taylor believes England captain Wayne Rooney is a certainty to start at Euro 2016 The things that are going to make Roy really think are Wilshere looked nice and fit when he came on, started beating people again. We have another nine days and I think he may try to get Wilshere into the team. Maybe Henderson for Milner if he doesnt go the Wilshere route. It wouldnt surprise me if that was Hodgsons back four. A lot of our defending started from the front and I think that affected our performance - Kane works hard getting back, Vardy works hard, we then get the ball and have no targets. It still makes us solid and they didnt test us much. Also See: England edge final friendly As it happened Chaussures Homme Air Max 97 .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. Nike Air Vapormax Femme Pas Cher . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. http://www.corteznikepascher.fr/nike-cortez/nike-cortez-ultra-moire.html . PETERSBURG, Fla. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lou Williams assumed the closer role that Kobe Bryant for so long relished against the Sacramento Kings.Williams scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Los Angeles Lakers rally for a 101-91 victory over the Kings on Thursday night.Williams continually hurt the Kings in the fourth quarter, going 4 of 8 from the field and 4 of 5 on free throws to help the Lakers rebound from a poor first half in which they trailed by as many as 19 points.He is one of those players who keeps getting better as the game progresses, Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Hes been doing this his whole career, making big shots.The Lakers took control by breaking away from a tie game with 10 straight points, the final five by Nick Young, to go ahead 92-82 with 3:36 left. Los Angeles has four wins in a five-game stretch for the first time since November 2013.Its a little like your kids, you love all your victories, Walton said when asked if this was the Lakers best win of the season. It was nice to fight like that and get a win on the road.Another veteran with big-shot capabilities, Young made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. He had 13 points in the second half, when the Lakers outscored the Kings 56-36.We really were able to pick it up in the second half when we played much more aggressive, Young said. Starting a (three-game) road trip and winning the first one is great.DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and nine rebounds, Rudy Gay had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Ty Lawson had 11 points for the Kings, who had their modest two-game win streak snapped. Sacramento had won the last seven meetings with the Lakers.I think our defense broke down towards the end. We let them get a lot of shots that they can hit and that gave them confidence, Cousins said. We should have buried them in the second half. But we gave them confidence and some momentum in this game for them to finish it out the way they did.DAngelo Russell scored 17 points and Julius Randle had 15 points and eightt rebounds for the Lakers. Cortez Ultra Moire Nike Homme/Femme Noir/Blanche. Timofey Mozgov added 10 points.With the Lakers trying to hold on, Williams drove the lane and was fouled while making an off-balance shot. He converted the free throw for a three-point play and a 97-88 lead.The Kings led by double digits in the first half but their offense grew stagnant in the third quarter and continued halfway through the fourth, when they were outscored 28-21.Both Young and Russell had eight points in the third quarter, when the Lakers outscored the Kings 23-18 and pulled within 73-70 heading into the fourth.TIP-INSLakers: The Lakers opened the game making their first five shots, then missed 12 of 14 the remainder of the quarter and trailed 30-16. ... Larry Nance Jr. entered the game in the first quarter. He missed Tuesdays game against Dallas due to concussion symptoms. .. Los Angeles committed 21 turnovers that led to 27 points.Kings: Lawson made his first field-goal attempt. In the previous three games Lawson had missed 15 straight shots and scored six points in 77 minutes. ... Cousins made two 3-pointers in the games opening four minutes. He entered the game 5 of 22. ... Playing in his second game following an eight-game suspension, Lawson missed nine of 11 shots and had six points.BENCH BUNCHWilliams was the key contributor in the Lakers 41-24 advantage in bench points.Both Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black had seven points in a reserve role. Nance played 22 minutes and had only two points, but he secured seven rebounds and had two steals.He (Williams) is one of the players that can get off at any minute, Gay said. I honestly think that hes underrated. Hes a guy who can get buckets and also he knows how to facilitate.UP NEXTLakers: Play at New Orleans on Saturday. The Pelicans got their first win of the season Thursday at Milwaukee.Kings: In Portland on Friday night, facing a tough back-to-back. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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England can make it to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 if they gain the right momentum, says former caretaker manager Peter Taylor. Nike Air Max Tn Ultra Pas Cher . Roy Hodgsons men narrowly beat Portugal in a fairly drab affair at Wembley, with Chris Smallings header sealing the 1-0 win as the visitors played just under an hour with ten men after Bruno Alves red card. But Taylor remained upbeat about Englands chances in the upcoming tournament in France, where they play Russia on June 11 in Group B. I think were a good team. Its all about that first match. If we can win our first match and build momentum we can go from there, Taylor said after commentating on the game for Sky Sports News HQ. Chris Smalling scored the only goal as England beat Portugal 1-0 at Wembley I think we can go a long, long way - and Im talking about the semi-finals. And once you get to the semi-finals anything can happen because youre a confident bunch.The nice thing about England is theyve got a good habit of winning matches. They havent played great tonight but theyve won a match again, from a good goal, and there was still some good things. And it doesnt look like there were any injuries - so thats another positive.Hodgson has experimented with formations in the warm-up games, and played the majority of the Wembley match-up with a diamond formation before switching to a 4-3-3 late on. Dele Alli can play anywhere in Englands diamond formation, says Taylor Despite a lacklusture performance, Taylor thought the formation worked on the night and has identified the players he believes are certain to start in France.I thought the formation was good. It was a diamond shape but the difference is [Eric] Dier goes in between the centre-backs, the full-backs push on and its a 3-5-2, which gives us two targets for the strikers and gives us great width, which helps. Dele Alli can play anywhere, top of the diamond, to the left, to the right, even alongside Dier as he did at the start of the season with Tottenham. Allis a cert, [Harry] Kanes a cert, [Wayne] Rooneys a cert - Im not sure [Jamie] Vardy is a cert at the moment. Taylor believes England captain Wayne Rooney is a certainty to start at Euro 2016 The things that are going to make Roy really think are Wilshere looked nice and fit when he came on, started beating people again. We have another nine days and I think he may try to get Wilshere into the team. Maybe Henderson for Milner if he doesnt go the Wilshere route. It wouldnt surprise me if that was Hodgsons back four. A lot of our defending started from the front and I think that affected our performance - Kane works hard getting back, Vardy works hard, we then get the ball and have no targets. It still makes us solid and they didnt test us much. Also See: England edge final friendly As it happened Chaussures Homme Air Max 97 .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. Nike Air Vapormax Femme Pas Cher . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. http://www.corteznikepascher.fr/nike-cortez/nike-cortez-ultra-moire.html . PETERSBURG, Fla. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lou Williams assumed the closer role that Kobe Bryant for so long relished against the Sacramento Kings.Williams scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Los Angeles Lakers rally for a 101-91 victory over the Kings on Thursday night.Williams continually hurt the Kings in the fourth quarter, going 4 of 8 from the field and 4 of 5 on free throws to help the Lakers rebound from a poor first half in which they trailed by as many as 19 points.He is one of those players who keeps getting better as the game progresses, Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Hes been doing this his whole career, making big shots.The Lakers took control by breaking away from a tie game with 10 straight points, the final five by Nick Young, to go ahead 92-82 with 3:36 left. Los Angeles has four wins in a five-game stretch for the first time since November 2013.Its a little like your kids, you love all your victories, Walton said when asked if this was the Lakers best win of the season. It was nice to fight like that and get a win on the road.Another veteran with big-shot capabilities, Young made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. He had 13 points in the second half, when the Lakers outscored the Kings 56-36.We really were able to pick it up in the second half when we played much more aggressive, Young said. Starting a (three-game) road trip and winning the first one is great.DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and nine rebounds, Rudy Gay had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Ty Lawson had 11 points for the Kings, who had their modest two-game win streak snapped. Sacramento had won the last seven meetings with the Lakers.I think our defense broke down towards the end. We let them get a lot of shots that they can hit and that gave them confidence, Cousins said. We should have buried them in the second half. But we gave them confidence and some momentum in this game for them to finish it out the way they did.DAngelo Russell scored 17 points and Julius Randle had 15 points and eightt rebounds for the Lakers. Cortez Ultra Moire Nike Homme/Femme Noir/Blanche. Timofey Mozgov added 10 points.With the Lakers trying to hold on, Williams drove the lane and was fouled while making an off-balance shot. He converted the free throw for a three-point play and a 97-88 lead.The Kings led by double digits in the first half but their offense grew stagnant in the third quarter and continued halfway through the fourth, when they were outscored 28-21.Both Young and Russell had eight points in the third quarter, when the Lakers outscored the Kings 23-18 and pulled within 73-70 heading into the fourth.TIP-INSLakers: The Lakers opened the game making their first five shots, then missed 12 of 14 the remainder of the quarter and trailed 30-16. ... Larry Nance Jr. entered the game in the first quarter. He missed Tuesdays game against Dallas due to concussion symptoms. .. Los Angeles committed 21 turnovers that led to 27 points.Kings: Lawson made his first field-goal attempt. In the previous three games Lawson had missed 15 straight shots and scored six points in 77 minutes. ... Cousins made two 3-pointers in the games opening four minutes. He entered the game 5 of 22. ... Playing in his second game following an eight-game suspension, Lawson missed nine of 11 shots and had six points.BENCH BUNCHWilliams was the key contributor in the Lakers 41-24 advantage in bench points.Both Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black had seven points in a reserve role. Nance played 22 minutes and had only two points, but he secured seven rebounds and had two steals.He (Williams) is one of the players that can get off at any minute, Gay said. I honestly think that hes underrated. Hes a guy who can get buckets and also he knows how to facilitate.UP NEXTLakers: Play at New Orleans on Saturday. The Pelicans got their first win of the season Thursday at Milwaukee.Kings: In Portland on Friday night, facing a tough back-to-back. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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England can make it to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 if they gain the right momentum, says former caretaker manager Peter Taylor. Nike Air Max Tn Ultra Pas Cher . Roy Hodgsons men narrowly beat Portugal in a fairly drab affair at Wembley, with Chris Smallings header sealing the 1-0 win as the visitors played just under an hour with ten men after Bruno Alves red card. But Taylor remained upbeat about Englands chances in the upcoming tournament in France, where they play Russia on June 11 in Group B. I think were a good team. Its all about that first match. If we can win our first match and build momentum we can go from there, Taylor said after commentating on the game for Sky Sports News HQ. Chris Smalling scored the only goal as England beat Portugal 1-0 at Wembley I think we can go a long, long way - and Im talking about the semi-finals. And once you get to the semi-finals anything can happen because youre a confident bunch.The nice thing about England is theyve got a good habit of winning matches. They havent played great tonight but theyve won a match again, from a good goal, and there was still some good things. And it doesnt look like there were any injuries - so thats another positive.Hodgson has experimented with formations in the warm-up games, and played the majority of the Wembley match-up with a diamond formation before switching to a 4-3-3 late on. Dele Alli can play anywhere in Englands diamond formation, says Taylor Despite a lacklusture performance, Taylor thought the formation worked on the night and has identified the players he believes are certain to start in France.I thought the formation was good. It was a diamond shape but the difference is [Eric] Dier goes in between the centre-backs, the full-backs push on and its a 3-5-2, which gives us two targets for the strikers and gives us great width, which helps. Dele Alli can play anywhere, top of the diamond, to the left, to the right, even alongside Dier as he did at the start of the season with Tottenham. Allis a cert, [Harry] Kanes a cert, [Wayne] Rooneys a cert - Im not sure [Jamie] Vardy is a cert at the moment. Taylor believes England captain Wayne Rooney is a certainty to start at Euro 2016 The things that are going to make Roy really think are Wilshere looked nice and fit when he came on, started beating people again. We have another nine days and I think he may try to get Wilshere into the team. Maybe Henderson for Milner if he doesnt go the Wilshere route. It wouldnt surprise me if that was Hodgsons back four. A lot of our defending started from the front and I think that affected our performance - Kane works hard getting back, Vardy works hard, we then get the ball and have no targets. It still makes us solid and they didnt test us much. Also See: England edge final friendly As it happened Chaussures Homme Air Max 97 .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. Nike Air Vapormax Femme Pas Cher . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. http://www.corteznikepascher.fr/nike-cortez/nike-cortez-ultra-moire.html . PETERSBURG, Fla. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lou Williams assumed the closer role that Kobe Bryant for so long relished against the Sacramento Kings.Williams scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Los Angeles Lakers rally for a 101-91 victory over the Kings on Thursday night.Williams continually hurt the Kings in the fourth quarter, going 4 of 8 from the field and 4 of 5 on free throws to help the Lakers rebound from a poor first half in which they trailed by as many as 19 points.He is one of those players who keeps getting better as the game progresses, Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Hes been doing this his whole career, making big shots.The Lakers took control by breaking away from a tie game with 10 straight points, the final five by Nick Young, to go ahead 92-82 with 3:36 left. Los Angeles has four wins in a five-game stretch for the first time since November 2013.Its a little like your kids, you love all your victories, Walton said when asked if this was the Lakers best win of the season. It was nice to fight like that and get a win on the road.Another veteran with big-shot capabilities, Young made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. He had 13 points in the second half, when the Lakers outscored the Kings 56-36.We really were able to pick it up in the second half when we played much more aggressive, Young said. Starting a (three-game) road trip and winning the first one is great.DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and nine rebounds, Rudy Gay had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Ty Lawson had 11 points for the Kings, who had their modest two-game win streak snapped. Sacramento had won the last seven meetings with the Lakers.I think our defense broke down towards the end. We let them get a lot of shots that they can hit and that gave them confidence, Cousins said. We should have buried them in the second half. But we gave them confidence and some momentum in this game for them to finish it out the way they did.DAngelo Russell scored 17 points and Julius Randle had 15 points and eightt rebounds for the Lakers. Cortez Ultra Moire Nike Homme/Femme Noir/Blanche. Timofey Mozgov added 10 points.With the Lakers trying to hold on, Williams drove the lane and was fouled while making an off-balance shot. He converted the free throw for a three-point play and a 97-88 lead.The Kings led by double digits in the first half but their offense grew stagnant in the third quarter and continued halfway through the fourth, when they were outscored 28-21.Both Young and Russell had eight points in the third quarter, when the Lakers outscored the Kings 23-18 and pulled within 73-70 heading into the fourth.TIP-INSLakers: The Lakers opened the game making their first five shots, then missed 12 of 14 the remainder of the quarter and trailed 30-16. ... Larry Nance Jr. entered the game in the first quarter. He missed Tuesdays game against Dallas due to concussion symptoms. .. Los Angeles committed 21 turnovers that led to 27 points.Kings: Lawson made his first field-goal attempt. In the previous three games Lawson had missed 15 straight shots and scored six points in 77 minutes. ... Cousins made two 3-pointers in the games opening four minutes. He entered the game 5 of 22. ... Playing in his second game following an eight-game suspension, Lawson missed nine of 11 shots and had six points.BENCH BUNCHWilliams was the key contributor in the Lakers 41-24 advantage in bench points.Both Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black had seven points in a reserve role. Nance played 22 minutes and had only two points, but he secured seven rebounds and had two steals.He (Williams) is one of the players that can get off at any minute, Gay said. I honestly think that hes underrated. Hes a guy who can get buckets and also he knows how to facilitate.UP NEXTLakers: Play at New Orleans on Saturday. The Pelicans got their first win of the season Thursday at Milwaukee.Kings: In Portland on Friday night, facing a tough back-to-back. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Even defeat ultimately felt like victory for Yolande Bukasa and Popole Misenga. Cheap Hawks Jerseys .The two refugees, originally from Congo, competed in judo Wednesday at the Olympics, and they showed that despite losing their country and their families, their spirit remained strong.Bukasa went out in the first round after losing to 11th-seeded Linda Bolder of Israel. Although Bukasa tried to land a strong grip on Bolders uniform, the Israeli quickly took control and threw Bukasa once before holding her down for 20 seconds to score an automatic win.After the match, which took under two minutes, Bukasa said she was joyful simply making it to the Rio Games.Im very happy even having lost, because I had the chance to fight at the Olympics, she said. Someday I think there will be a plaque commemorating the fact that I took part in the 2016 Olympics.Misenga, 24, fared slightly better than Bukasa, winning his first bout against Indias Avtar Singh after landing one throw for a single point.His second-round fight, however, pitted him against the top-ranked judoka in the division, world champion Donghan Gwak of South Korea. With the crowd chanting his name, Misenga fought relentlessly for about four minutes until Gwak scored an ippon victory.Smiling despite his loss, Misenga said it was an honor to face a world champion and that he was proud to have lasted as long as he did -- especially since some of the most lopsided bouts this week were over in seconds.Misenga hasnt seen his family in 15 years after being separated from them at age 9 during the war in Congo. Once in the capital of Kinshasa, he learned judo at a center for displaced children.He soon began competing, but he was treated harshly whenever he lost, with his coach locking him in a cage for days with little to eat or drink. Bukasa was treated the same way by her coach after poor performances.When the two came to Rio for the world championships three years ago, they deserted the team hotel and sought asylum in Brazil, eventually gaining refugee status. Since then, they have been training at a renowned judo school run by Brazilian Olympic bronze medalist Flavio Canto. He is the coach of judoka Rafaela Silva, who on Monday won Brazils first gold of the Rio Games.Claude Marshall, the sports coordinator for the U.N. refugee agency, said they are working to try to reunite Misenga and Bukasa with their families but havent had any luck. He described their performances as overwhelming and was struck by their reluctance to focus on themselves.Even here at the Olympics, they dont like to talk about themselves, Marshall said. They talk about doing this for the 10 million refugee kids out there and about the healing power of sport. He described the athletes losses in the preliminary rounds as no big deal and said that as far as (the U.N.) is concerned, they won.Misenga said he was proud that people around the world are watching refugees compete at the Olympics, and said that while he isnt in contact with his family, hes sure they have seen him on television.Ill send a kiss to them wherever they are, he said, adding that he intends to keep competing and hopes to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Judo is my life, he said. I will one day win a medal.Bukasa also plans to continue her training, and while she mourns having lost touch with her family, said she has found a new one in Brazil.Its not a blood family, but the people cheering for me here in Rio are like a new family, she said. I miss my family a lot, but Im fighting not only in judo, but for my life. I hope my family and the people of Congo will do the same. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Authentic . PAUL, Minn. Cheap Atlanta Hawks Jerseys . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars. http://www.cheaphawksjerseys.com/ . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team.Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney wants to put his late-night saga behind him and take on Arsenal on Saturday. Rooney issued an apology after being photographed at 5am at a wedding party in the England team hotel last weekend. Sky sources understand England boss Gareth Southgate had told his captain to go to bed earlier. Mourinho was asked to comment on the story which has dominated the front and back pages this week ahead of Saturdays ReUnited showdown with Arsenal at Old Trafford but the United boss insisted the issue is Englands to deal with and said his captain is ready to take on the Gunners. Man Utd vs Arsenal November 19, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Over the last two or three days, nothing happened, Mourinho said. He trained like everybody else, he wants to play like everybody else. He is ready. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price When they go to the national team, they belong to the national team. Whatever happens, for good, for bad, I dont interfere and I dont like to comment. Mourinho says Rooney is ready to take on Arsenal Sometimes theyy come back stronger than when they left because something good happened there - something positive for them, good performances, good results. Cheap Swingman Hawks Jerseys. Other times - injuries, sometimes big injuries. Other times, frustrations because they didnt play or because the result was bad. Swansea 1-3 Manchester Utd In this case we know what didnt go well but the national team is a different chapter. And is a chapter that is closed now until I think March or the end of February.Rooney played in Englands 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland last week, but missed Tuesdays 2-2 draw with Spain after withdrawing from the squad with a knee injury.He has struggled for playing time for United of late, although he started their last two games prior to the international break.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Pundits predict Utd v Arsenal Sky Live: Man Utd v Arsenal preview Vote: Best Utd/Arsenal player Redknapp on Rooney Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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