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There is no convoluted formula or secret access code into the College Football Playoff. R.A. Dickey Jersey . It is, however, an exclusive club -- one that so far has been reserved for the big boys of college football, the conference champions from the Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, Pac-12 and SEC.The only common denominator between the haves and have-nots chasing a spot in the playoff is the one question every team must answer for the selection committee: Who did you beat?Last year, Houston beat Florida State, Louisville and Vanderbilt. Memphis beat Ole Miss. Cincinnati beat Miami. The entire American Athletic Conference went 6-4 against the ACC and won a total of 10 games against Power 5 opponents. It finished with three 10-win teams in Houston, Navy and Temple.New Years Six bowl? Definitely. Top four? Not a chance.I talked to the committee and I talked to the chair, said American Conference commissioner Mike Aresco. We were able to talk to them at the College Football Playoff, and I said, I just think there might be this bias toward teams that have always been there, teams in the P5 with the big names, but these teams can play, and Houston couldve been a very worthy playoff team.It still might be.The American raised its profile in the eyes of the committee last year, but in order for the group to even consider a team from the Group of 5 -- comprised of The American, the MAC, the Mountain West, the Sun Belt and C-USA -- it would likely have to be undefeated, including at least one win over a ranked Power 5 opponent, and the entire league would have to have a few top 25 teams like the American did last year.Its not impossible.Its just not probable in this system.I think the landscape needs to be evened out and made fair, said former Oregon offensive coordinator and first-year UCF coach Scott Frost. I think from our perspective, an eight-team playoff would be a lot better. Then you can take the top Group of 5 team and throw them in with the seven best Power 5 teams.I think the number of conference games needs to be standard throughout the leagues, he said. Im coming from the Pac-12, where we had to win nine straight conference games, and whatever nonconference you had, and a playoff if you get there. Wed be playing Arizona State or USC in Week 10, watching the SEC play The Citadel or Georgia Southern. Those kinds of things arent equitable. If were going to get to a point where everything is fair, then they need to even out the scheduling with everybody and give everybody a fair shake.Temple coach Matt Rhule hasnt forgotten what it feels like to be undefeated and left out. He was on the 1994 Penn State team that went undefeated and didnt win the national title.This system? Its sooo much better, he said.That team wouldve killed for this opportunity, he said. I think its a step in the right direction, but I look forward to the day we open it up to eight teams. Im hoping that some day that happens, because I think the teams in this league, if they put them in the playoff, people would be really surprised at what we would do. I think wed have some really great games.There will be several chances to prove it this season.Houston has gotten the bulk of the attention as the Group of 5s best playoff hope, but ESPNs Football Power Index gives Boise State the best chance of any Group of 5 team to win out, at 7.9 percent - the fourth-best chance of any team in the country behind Oklahoma, Florida State and Clemson. FPI projects Houston to win just 8.6 games, but the Cougars will face Oklahoma and Louisville.South Florida also has a monumental opportunity at home when it faces Florida State, but its unlikely the selection committee could ignore a season opener against Towson. Memphis once against faces Ole Miss, Tulsa travels to Ohio State, and SMU has TCU and Baylor. One of the more underrated difficult schedules is ECUs three-game stretch against NC State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.Lining up against Power 5 opponents is one thing. Winning those games is another.If you become the conference champion in the American conference and you win those games, UConns Bob Diaco said, I dont know how youre not going to be a part of that group of four, I really dont.The highest-ranked champion from the Group of 5 is guaranteed a spot in a New Years Six bowl, which Houston earned last year, when they beat Florida State 38-24 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. If the Cougars can beat the Sooners in Week 1, they should immediately be taken seriously in the CFP race.If they went undefeated and win those games, Aresco said, I dont know how you keep them out.Maybe you dont.Its going to take perfection, though, to find out. Freddie Freeman Jersey . 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Showtime on Tuesday announced the addition of three more fights to its loaded July 30 card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.??Tony Harrison and Sergey Rabchenko will meet in a junior middleweight world title eliminator that will position the winner for an eventual shot at the belt held by Jermall Charlo, whose immediate mandatory fight is due against Julian J Rock Williams.Harrison-Rabchenko opens the Showtime telecast at 9 p.m. ET on the card that also includes the highly anticipated main event between featherweight world titleholder Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) and former unified junior featherweight titlist Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs), who is moving up in weight, and the co-feature between junior welterweight Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs), a former two-division titleholder returning from a 2?-year layoff, against former featherweight titlist Elio Rojas (24-2, 14 KOs), who is coming off a 23-month layoff.??Former welterweight and junior welterweight world titleholder Paulie Malignaggi (35-7, 7 KOs) will face fellow Brooklyn fighter and longtime friend Gabriel Tito Bracero (24-2, 5 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight fight that will top the Showtime Extreme-televised portion of the card beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT.??Lightweights Ivan Redkach and Tevin Farmer will meet in a 10-round crossroads fight that will open the Showtime Extreme telecast.This is the strongest card from top to bottom that I have promoted at Barclays Center, said promoter Lou DiBella, who has promoted several cards at the arena, including last Saturday nights barnburner between welterweight titlist Keith Thurman and former titleholder Shawn Porter. Every single fight is significant and competitive, and this is a great follow up from the tremendous success that boxing had with Thurman-Porter this past weekend.Harrison (23-1, 19 KOs), 25, of Detroit, is aiming for his third win in a row since he suffered an upset, ninth-round knockout loss to Willie Nelson last July.Im thrilled to return to the ring on this big stage for my first fight in Brooklyn, and Im ready to put on a show, Harrison said. Fighting for a world title is my dream, and I know that I have a challenge in front of me. Im working hard in camp to get another knockout and to make my mark on the division.Rabchenko (27-1, 20 KOs), 30, of Belarus, is also seeking his third win in a row since suffering his lone defeat, a very debatable split decision to former world titleholder Anthony Mundine on his home turf in Australia in November 2014. The fight will be Rabchenkos first in the United States.This is the start of realizing my dream, Rabchenko said. America is the mecca of boxing, so it is a huge privilege for me to be asked to fight there. American fans like to see knockouts, and I like to knock people out, so I think they will like what they see.I think I can build a fan base [in the U.S.]. I am huungrier than ever. Michael Bourn Jersey. I have not seen much of Harrison, but I am ready for anyone. People say he is a very good fighter with good power. Im not worried. I have good power as well and I think I will have too much for him.Since a ninth-round knockout loss to Danny Garcia last August at Barclays Center, Malignaggi has won two fights in a row, one in Italy and one in England. He said he is excited to return home again to face Bracero, his fellow 35-year-old neighborhood rival.I feel truly blessed to have yet another opportunity to fight in Brooklyn, Malignaggi said. I have known Tito a long time, and I know he always comes to fight. We will give the Brooklyn fans a great appetizer before the terrific main event later that night in Barclays Center.Bracero is coming off the biggest win of his career, a devastating first-round knockout victory against Danny OConnor in October.Im looking to make a statement by winning this fight, Bracero said. Paulie and I have been friends since the amateurs, and Im thankful to have this opportunity, but hes had his run. Now its time for me to have mine. This fight is going to change my life.Redkach (19-1-1, 15 KOs), a 30-year-old native of Ukraine fighting out of Los Angeles, and Farmer (21-4-1, 5 KOs), of Philadelphia, are going in opposite directions in their career. Whereas Redkach, a one-time cant-miss prospect, is 1-1-1 in his last three fights and coming off a draw against big underdog Luis Cruz on April 19, Farmer is riding a 14-fight winning streak.I am extremely happy to be back in the ring on a big show in New York, Redkach said. There are so many Ukrainian fans in New York, and I am thrilled to have their support and will put on a great show for them. I want to thank Leo Santa Cruz and his team for having me in their camp as we both prepare ourselves to put on tremendous performances come July 30.Farmer, 25, has not lost since suffering an eighth-round knockout in 2012 to Jose Pedraza, who went on to win a junior lightweight world title.I couldnt be more excited about this fight, Farmer said. This is my Barclays Center debut, and it is going to be a spectacular performance. I have called out anyone and everyone in the 130-pound division to no avail, so now Im moving up to 135 to take on Redkach, one of the most feared punchers in the division. Redkach is an aggressive guy, and I know he is coming to fight, but there is no way I leave that ring without my hand being raised.This is a fight where I can and I will make a major statement. 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This is the year the Huskies should graduate from hovering around .500 and being stuck in the middle of the Pac-12 discussion.With a defense that could be among the better ones in the Pac-12 and a sophomore backfield combo of quarterback Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin, Washington at least has the pieces in place to potentially find itself in the national conversation.Petersen will be the last person to buy into the hype.If we can slow this thing down and pay attention to building skill and getting better and getting our competitive spirit where it needs to be, then I think well feel good about things, Petersen said. But thats where we are. Were in good shape. They trained hard. But we still have a lot of work to do.MONTLAKE JAKE: Browning is thrilled he doesnt have to hear any more about being a true freshman playing quarterback in the Pac-12.Im glad the whole true freshman thing is over. I dont have to hear true freshman this, true freshman that, Browning said. Now its like, just go win.No longer having that label means greater expectations for Browning to build on a solid freshman season. Browning threw for nearly 3,000 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, but improving on those numbers will rely heavily on the development of wide receivers slim on experience and another huge season from running back Myles Gaskin. Browning should be helped by the return of speedy wide receiver John Ross, who missed all of last season due to a knee injury.For a true freshman quarterback to come in and play in our league is really hard and to see him do so well, I was very excited about this year, Ross said.SECONDARY TO NONE: There may not be a deeper secondary in the country than Washingtons, led by safety Budda Baker, and cornerbacks Darren Gardenhire and Sidney Jones. 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Gregor Townsend insists Finn Russell is ready to cope with rugbys rough and tumble as he prepares to make his Glasgow return.The Scotland stand-off has not featured for Warriors since suffering a severe head injury in last seasons Guinness PRO12 semifinal defeat at Connacht in May.Russell -- who turns 24 on Friday -- spent four days in an Irish hospital following a sickening collision with teammate Zander Fagerson and even after returning to Glasgow struggled to shake off the effects of the injury.But he turned out for former club Ayr last week against Hawick and after emerging unscathed Russell has now been given the go-ahead to resume playing duties with Townsends team when they host Ulster on Friday night.The Scotstoun head coach said: Were delighted to have Finn back. Its a testament to the work of our medics, going right back to the incident which caused the injury, that he is able to return to the team.Its also testament to Finns dedication and confidence that he is now available again. He has really relished being involved in the contact side of things the last couple of weeks.He got a real test last week down at Hawick. He had to make some tackles and carry the ball, while his match fitness was tested but he came through it really well.Confidence is such a huge thing when youve been through the kind of injury Finn suffered. You want to know you are in the best possible care and going through the right processes to get you back in a really brilliant position.So we have made sure Finn has had all the time to make that full recovery -- but you have also got to drive it yourself.Finn was always a pllayer who loved the contact side of the game. Sale NFL Jerseys. . 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Gone are Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck, but just as they grew from young players to dominant leaders, coach Geno Auriemma will be counting on elevations from Nurse, Williams, Samuelson and Napheesha Collier. Depth and youth could be an issue against the customary challenging early season schedule that includes road games at Florida State, Notre Dame and Maryland. How freshman and highly recruited point guard Crystal Dangerfield develops, or how Auriemma and his staff work around the loss of Jefferson at the point, could be the key to how far the Huskies go in 2017 and whether they reach a 10th consecutive Final Four.2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish2015-16 record: 33-2; lost in Sweet 16 Points: 93 (1/5); one first-place vote Notable returners: Brianna Turner (14.6 PPG, 7.3 RPG); Lindsay Allen (9.3 PPG, 5.8 APG); Arike Ogunbowale (11.4 PPG, 3.4 RPG)The loss to Stanford in the Sweet 16 might have been the most shocking result of the 2016 NCAA tournament and ended Notre Dames run of five straight trips to the Final Four. The Irish are a favorite to begin another streak, with most of the core back from a team whose only other loss last season was on the road to UConn. Notre Dame has the nations best point guard-post combination in Allen and Turner. Coach Muffet McGraw would love a completely healthy season from Turner, who is a national player of the year candidate. The Irish will miss Madison Cables shooting, but sophomore Marina Mabrey could make a huge jump from her 10.7 PPG of a year ago. Ogunbowale proved to be every bit the scorer she was recruited to be and should be even more effective as a sophomore. Erin Boley, the Gatorade national player of the year, is the latest highly rated freshman to join Notre Dame and has the kind of offensive skills that should fit nicely into McGraws system.3. South Carolina Gamecocks2015-16 record: 33-2; lost in Sweet 16 Points: 92 (1/5) Notable returners: Aja Wilson (16.1 PPG, 8.7 RPG); Alaina Coates (12.0 PPG, 10.1 RPG); Bianca Cuevas-Moore (6.6 PPG, 1.8 APG)Nothing illustrates how far Dawn Staley has taken the Gamecocks in her eight seasons than this: South Carolina lost three starters and still managed to have a roster this season with four first-team all-conference players. South Carolina, coming off a fourth straight SEC regular-season title, is a destination program now. ACC transfers Kaela Davis (Georgia Tech) and Allisha Gray (North Carolina), who were both all-league performers as sophomores in 2015, join all-SEC post players Wilson and Coates to give the Gamecocks perhaps the greatest collection of talent in the country. How it jells and how Staley compensates for the loss of program anchor Tiffany Mitchell, the most important player in South Carolinas rise, will determine if the Gamecocks make a return to the Final Four. The point guard position, the biggest Achilles heel for Staleys recent teams, probably will be turned over to junior Cuevas-Moore.4. Baylor Lady Bears2015-16 record: 36-2; lost in Elite Eight Points: 90 (1/5); one first-place vote Notable returners: Nina Davis (16.3 PPG, 6.1 RPG); Alexis Jones (15.0 PPG, 4.4 APG); Kalani Brown (9.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG)Kim Mulkey has been a recruiting machine the past few seasons. Last year she brought in a top-rated class loaded with size. This year two more top-10 freshmen are ready to begin their careers in Waco. The 6-foot-4 Lauren Cox brings more offensive versatility than 6-7 Brown or 6-4 Beatrice Mompremier did a year ago and should make an immediate impact. Combo guard Natalie Chou could help offset the loss of Niya Johnson, the programs all-time assist leader, and could give Mulkey another backcourt threat to go with Jones. The senior lefty turned in an all-Big 12 season in her first year at Baylor. Yet the Lady Bears attack revolves around Davis, a three-time first-team all-conference honoree. Her ability to score from all angles in the post, at 5-11, remains one of the games most intriguing marvels.5. Louisville Cardinals2015-16 record: 26-8; lost in NCAA tournament second round Points: 86 (2/7) Notable returners: Myisha Hines-Allen (17.6 PPG, 8.4 RPG); Mariya Moore (14.1 PPG, 4.4 APG); Briahanna Jackson (11.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG)The Cardinals had a disappointing start and finish to last season. In between they were one of the countrys best teams and everyone of consequence is back to try and return Louisville to the Final Four after a three-year absence. The high-scoring frontcourt tandem of Hines-Allen and Moore will again lead the way and will get even more help from a pair of 6-4 freshmen: Ciera Johnson, a low-post presence, and Kylee Shook, an agile and mobile threat. Asia Durr got off to an inconsistent start, but by seasons end was one of the top freshmen in the ACC. Durr will team up with the high-energy Jackson in the backcourt, giving coach Jeff Walz at least four top-flight scoring options on the floor at any one time. He needs more consistent perimeter shooting from one of the guards, a group that also includes freshman Jazmine Jones, the Florida high school player of the year.6. Ohio State Buckeyes2015-16 record:?26-8; lost in Sweet 16 Points: 79 (3/8) Notable returners:?Kelsey Mitchell (26.1 PPG, 3.4 APG); Shayla Cooper (13.3 PPG, 8.1 RPG); Alexa Hart (10.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG)No player in the country can single-handedly take over a game with the offensive relentlessness of Mitchell. But with the collection of talent coach Kevin McGuff has now assembled around her, Mitchell might not have to do that as much this season. Former high school All-Americans and ACC transfers Stephanie Mavunga (a 6-3 forward from North Carolina) and Sierra Calhoun (a 6-foot guard from Duke) join a Buckeyes rotation that already includes All-Big Ten second-teamers Cooper and Hart. Kentucky transfer Linnae Harper becomes eligible in January and will have to find minutes in the backcourt with Mitchell, Calhoun, junior Asia Doss (7.0 PPG, 2.8 RPG) and possibly Kianna Holland, another former high school All-American who is trying to battle back from two lost seasons due to knee injuries.7. Maryland Terrapins2015-16 record: 31-4; lost in NCAA tournament second round Points: 75 (7/8) Notable returners: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (19.5 PPG, 6.0 RPG); Brionna Jones (15.2 PPG, 9.8 RPG); Kristen Confroy (8.0 PPG, 4.2 RPG)With seven new players, Maryland is a program in transition. With two All-American caliber seniors, the Terps are also expecting to win big in 2016-17. Six of those new faces make up the top-rated recruiting class in the country (Baylor transfer Ieshia Small is the other newcomer), but the talented and efficient duo of Walker-Kimbrough and Jones remain the foundation in College Park. Walker-Kimbrough led the country in 3-point field goal percentage (54.5) and is equally dangerous in transition. Jones was the nations most accurate shooter overall last season (66.5 percent) and is an impossible matchup in the low post. Jones will get her help in the frontcourt from 6-2 Kiah Gillespie (5.1 PPG, 2.8 RPG), 6-3 Brianna Fraser (4.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG) and 6-6 freshman Jenna Staiti. Confroy, who made 40.8 percent of her 3-point attempts, is Walker-Kimbroughs partner on the wing. Whats lacking is a proven point guard. Can top recruit Destiny Slocum step in to fill the void?8. Texas Longhorns2015-16 record: 31-5; lost in the Elite Eight Points: 71 (6/10) Notable returners: Brooke McCarty (11.8 PPG, 2.5 RPG); Ariel Atkins (11.2 PPG, 3.9 RPG); Kelsey Lang (6.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG)The Longhorns under coach Karen Aston are steadily building back to powerhouse status. After missing the NCAA tournament in Astons first season in 2013, Texas reached the second round, then the Sweet 16, and last year the Elite Eight. The graduation of Imani Boyette and Empress Davenport leaves a leadership void, but the Longhorns are talented enough to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2003. Much of the early load will be placed on McCarty and Atkins. Aston needs Lang to be a more confident offensive player. Lashann Higgs (7.2 PPG) could be ready to break out as a sophomore after her increased productivity in last years NCAA tournament. A pair of top-10 recruits -- 6-3 wing Joyner Holmes and point guard Alecia Sutton -- could be making a huge impact by March.9. UCLA Bruins2015-16 record: 26-9; lost in Sweet 16 Points: 67 (6/11) Notable returners: Jordin Canada (16.1 PPG, 5.7 APG); Monique Billings (12.7 PPG, 8.1 RPG); Kari Korver (7.9 PPG, 3.1 RPG)Is this the season that sixth-year coach Cori Close -- who brought in the nations top-rated recruiting class two years ago -- has been building toward? The Bruins advanced to their first Sweet 16 in 17 years last spring and were voted the preseason favorites to win the Pac-12 for the first time since 1999-2000. Canada is one of the best point guards in the country, and Billings is a two-time All-Pac-12 honorable mention pick. Someone will have to replace Nirra Fields production (15.3 PPG), so keep an eye on junior Lajahna Drummer (6.2 PPG). Oklahoma transfer Nicole Kornet gives UCLA another 3-point threat -- Korver shot 36 percent from beyond the arc last season -- to further open the floor for Canada.10. Florida State Seminoles2015-16 record: 25-8; lost in Sweet 16 Points: 66 (6/12) Notable returners: Leticia Romero (11.6 PPG, 4.6 APG); Shakayla Thomas (16.4 PPG, 5.5 RPG); Ivey Slaughter (8.4 PPG, 6.5 RPG)The Seminoles received welcome news five weeks ago when the NCAA ruled that center Chatrice White is immediately eligible and does not have to sit out the customary transfer season. White, who left Illinois after two years, solved coach Sue Semraus dilemma of replacing the rebounding and post play of first-round WNBA draft pick Adut Bulgak. The 6-3 White averaged 18.7 PPG and 9.3 RPG last season with the Fighting Illini. That also eases the pressure on Thomas, a two-time ACC Sixth Player of the Year, and gives creative point guard Romero another weapon. Another transfer, Imani Wright from Baylor, should make the Seminoles even more balanced offensively and provide some much-needed perimeter shooting help.11. Stanford Cardinal2015-16 record: 27-8; lost in Elite Eight Points: 51 (9/18) Notable returners: Erica McCall (14.9 PPG, 9.4 RPG); Karlie Samuelson (9.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG); Kaylee Johnson (6.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG)After winning 14 straight regular-season Pac-12 championships, the Cardinal have gone consecutive seasons without one. Still, Stanford reached its 10th Elite Eight in the past 13 years and is a strong contender to get there again, especially if McCall continues her ascension. The 6-3 senior averaged just over three points and rebounds per game as a freshman but tallied nearly a double-double on average a year ago. The 6-3 Johnson gives McCall a solid running mate in the inside, and Samuelson is deadeye from the perimeter. The 6-foot senior made 47 percent of her 3-point attempts last season, third best in the country. An even bigger role awaits sophomore point guard Marta Sniezek since last seasons second-leading scorer, Lili Thompson, decided not to return for her senior season. Sniezek posted a nearly 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in the final 15 games of 2016. Freshmen Dijonai Carrington and Anna Wilson, sister of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, should get plenty of opportunity in the backcourt as well.12. Mississippi State Bulldogs2015-16 record: 28-8; lost in Sweet 16 Points: 50 (10/21) Notable returners: Victoria Vivians (17.1 PPG, 5.8 RPG); Morgan William (9.7 PPG, 4.1 APG); Dominque Dillingham (7.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG)Vic Schaefers reconstruction seems complete. For a second consecutive year, Mississippi State set a school record for wins (28) and had its best finish in the SEC (second). With all five starters and 90 percent of the scoring returning, the Bulldogs look destined for a third straight NCAA tournament -- which would also be a first for the program. Vivians is the top returning scorer in the SEC and took twice as many shots and three times as many 3-point attempts as anyone else on the team. Point guard William must continue to push tempo and run the offense through Vivians. Former high school All-American Teaira McCowan (6.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG) took awhile to adjust to the college game, but the 6-7 sophomore should be much better and still has the luxury of coming off the bench behind 6-5 senior Chinwe Okorie (6.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG). Dillingham has become one of the best defensive guards in the SEC.13. Syracuse Orange2015-16 record: 30-8; lost in NCAA title game Points: 45 (9/19) Notable returners: Alexis Peterson (16.0 PPG, 4.7 APG); Brittney Sykes (10.3 PPG, 5.1 RPG); Bria Day (9.8 PPG, 7.9 RPG)It seems unlikely that the Orange will duplicate last springs improbable and impressive run to the national title game, but they have four starters back and are an even more experienced team. And the philosophy wont change. Coach Quentin Hillsman and his staff have created an approach that is all about getting hands on the basketball and getting up as many shots as possible. Syracuses press helped create the most turnovers in the country a year ago, and the Orange ranked third in 3-pointers attempted. Peterson has become one of the top point guards in the country with a high basketball IQ. Sykes, who has battled knee injuries most of her career, was relatively healthy all of last season and her decision to return for one more year is a big boost. Top freshman Desiree Elmore brings the same scorers mentality the Orange lost with the graduation of guard Brianna Butler.14. (tie) Tennessee Lady Vols2015-16 record: 22-14; lost in Elite Eight Points: 42 (11/22) Notable returners: Diamond DeShields (14.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG); Mercedes Russell (9.9 PPG, 8.3 RPG)The Lady Vols had a bumpy ride in 2015-16 and the chemistry looked bad much of the season. Following her transfer from North Carolina, DeShields seemed to have trouble adjusting to her teammates. The 14 losses were the most in Tennessee history, and even an NCAA tournament bid seemed in jeopardy after a late-February loss at Alabama (the first to the Crimson Tide in 22 years). Then almost overnight, the improvements came and the season ended with another run to the Elite Eight after impressive tournament wins over Arizona State and Ohio State. With eight returning veterans, the chemistry should be better. DeShields remains one of the most talented offensive players in the country when fully engaged.14. (tie) Arizona State Sun Devils2015-16 record: 26-7; lost in NCAA tournament second round Points: 42 (14/18) Notable returners: Sophie Brunner (10.7 PPG, 7.4 RPG); Quinn Dornstauder (9.7 PPG, 4.4 RPG); Kelsey Moos (5.3 PPG, 6.0 RPG)With 55 wins, an Elite Eight appearance, a share of a Pac-12 title and a program-best No. 2 NCAA tournament seed, the Sun Devils of the past two seasons have returned to the level of consistent success that has defined the career of coach Charli Turner-Thorne. Three starters return from last seasons 26-win Sun Devils, whose only disappointment was an earlier-than-expected second-round tournament loss to Tennessee. Brunner once again anchors the frontcourt, but the scoring load will be spread throughout the rotation that typically goes nine or 10 players deep. Turner-Thorne has some work to do to replenish the backcourt, but the 20-year coach brought in a top-10 rated, five-player recruiting class that includes four guards. Reili Richardson might be the best of the bunch.16. Oklahoma Sooners2015-16 record: 22011; lost in NCAA tournament second round Points: 41 (12/20) Notable returners: Peyton Little (10.9 PPG, 2.8 RPG); Vionise Pierre-Louis (9.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG); Gabbi Ortiz (6.8 PPG, 2.3 APG)The Sooners have struggled with consistency for two straight seasons. Last season they had only one winning streak of more than two games after Christmas. But that should change with plenty of experience and nine of the top 10 scorers back. Little is one of five seniors in the rotation and is Oklahomas top shooting threat. A healthy season for senior Gioya Carter (8.5 PPG) will also help the backcourts punch, as will the addition of Kentucky transfer Morgan Rich at midseason. Ortiz has started every game of her two-year career at the point and will be asked to get the ball even more to the Sooners best inside scorer, 6-4 Pierre-Louis. It might take 6-9 freshman Nancy Mulkey time to develop, but the McDonalds All-American could be a defensive factor by seasons end.17. Kentucky Wildcats2015-16 record: 25-8; lost in Sweet 16 Points: 37 (14/23) Notable returners: Makayla Epps (17.1 PPG, 4.5 APG); Evelyn Akhator (11.5 PPG, 9.3 RPG); Maci Morris (8.5 PPG, 2.6 RPG)The upheaval and turnover within the Wildcats program has been astounding. Since last fall, seven players and three assistants left the program, prompting coach Matthew Mitchell to call a news conference to acknowledge the situation. All the departures leave Mitchell with a thin roster. Only five players who scored a point for Kentucky last season are back. But one of them is Epps, one of the best all-around players in the country who can create for herself and others equally well and can score inside and out even with most opponents keying on her. The 6-3 Akhator, the only other true threat to return, does most of her damage inside 8 feet. The Wildcats will need more production from a now healthy 6-3 Alyssa Rice. They should also get a boost from Makenzie Cann, a transfer from Cincinnati who averaged 7.0 PPG two seasons ago with the Bearcats. Freshman point guard Jaida Roper might allow Morris to play a more suitable combo guard role.18. Miami Hurricanes2015-16 record: 24-9; lost in NCAA tournament first round Points: 34 (16/20) Notable returners: Adrienne Motley (15.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG); Jessica Thomas (11.7 PPG, 3.6 APG); Keyona Hayes (9.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG)With the exception of an upset of Florida State in the ACC tournament, the Hurricanes struggled last season to get over the hump against the top teams in the league. They also failed to get out of the first round of the NCAA tournament. However, with four starters back, including All-American candidate Motley, Miami has a solid shot at reversing those trends to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1992. In Motley and Thomas, coach Katie Meier has one of the best guard combos in the ACC. A big key might be how much more 6-3 post Emese Hof progresses in her sophomore season. Miami also gets an early shot at two of the league heavyweights, with Florida State and Notre Dame headed to Coral Gables in the first two weeks of the ACC schedule.19. Washington Huskies2015-16 record: 26-11; lost in Final Four Points: 33 (12/21) Notable returners: Kelsey Plum (25.9 PPG, 4.2 APG); Chantel Osahor (16.5 PPG, 6.4 RPG); Katie Collier (6.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG)The Huskies were good -- not great -- from November through mid-March last season. Then the NCAA tournament began and the season became historic. The seventh-seeded Huskies beat Nos. 2, 3 and 4 seeds to reach their first Final Four. All hopes of an encore begin with Plum, who will leave Seattle as the best player in program history. She controls everything Washington does offensively and plays in perpetual attack mode. Osahors unique combination of size, long-distance shooting and quirky release earned plenty of attention during the Final Four run, but was also a key to it. Washington will badly miss the perimeter game and experience of Talia Walton, but if Brianna Ruiz can come back from her second knee injury -- and if the NCAA grants immediate eligibility to Nebraska transfer Natalie Romeo -- the loss wont be as great.20. (tie) Oregon State Beavers2015-16 record: 32-5; lost in Final Four Points: 22 (15/23) Notable returners: Sydney Wiese (12.8 PPG, 4.9 APG); Gabriella Hanson (7.8 PPG, 2.9 APG); Marie Gulich (4.1 PPG, 3.9 APG)Early in the season, the Beavers will be relying heavily on Wiese and Hanson as they get used to life without Jamie Weisner and Ruth Hamblin, the two players, along with Wiese, who were the catalysts behind Scott Ruecks program rejuvenation. With those three leading the way, Oregon State won 83 games and two Pac-12 titles in the last three years. The nonconference schedule is manageable. By the time conference play begins, players like Gulich, who is trying to replace Hamblins at center, sophomore guard Katie McWilliams and five freshmen should have a better grasp of their expanded roles. Combo guard Mikayla Pivec is the prize of the recruiting class and could ease the ballhandling responsibilities on Wiese.20. (tie) DePaul Blue Demons2015-16 record: 27-9; lost in Sweet 16 Points: 22 (15/NR) Notable returners: Jessica January (14.1 PPG, 5.9 APG); Brooke Schulte (8.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG); Jacqui Grant (8.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG)The Blue Demons have won or shared every Big East regular-season championship since 2014, the year after major realignment shipped UConn and Notre Dame out of the league. They are expected to make it four in row. Replacing the outside shooting and scoring of Megan Podkowa (13.6 PPG) and Chanise Jenkins (14.5 PPG) wont be easy, but coach Doug Bruno always seems to find those next players to keep DePauls offense humming. Schulte and Ashton Millender (7.6 PPG) are the prime candidates to step up, and the 6-3 Grant is the primary focus inside. January, the top returning player in the Big East and among the nations best point guards, will be the one getting all of them the ball and doing plenty of scoring herself.22. Florida Gators2015-16 record: 22-9; lost in NCAA tournament first round Points: 13 (17/NR) Notable returners: Ronni Williams (11.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG); Eleanna Christinaki (10.4 PPG, 3.4 APG); Haley Lorenzen (9.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG)The Gators boasted the highest-scoring offense, were the top rebounding club in the SEC last season and return their three top point producers and rebounders. Williams, Christinaki and Lorenz will all probably have to do even more this season, as will senior Tyshara Fleming, who was third on the team with 4.5 RPG. Florida is down to an active roster of only nine players after graduating five seniors and an offseason knee injury to Simone Westbrook. Someone from the four-player recruiting class -- Sydney Morang, Elif Portakal, Sydney Searcy and Delicia Washington -- probably will have to emerge as an outside shooting threat because most of Floridas 3-point shooting graduated.23. Indiana Hoosiers2015-16 record: 21-12; lost in NCAA tournament second round Points: 12 (20/NR) Notable returners: Tyra Buss (18.8 PPG, 4.4 APG); Amanda Cahill (14.7 PPG, 8.5 RPG); Alexis Gassion (11.3 PPG, 3.3 APG)The Hoosiers have made huge strides in only two seasons under coach Teri Moren, winning their first NCAA tournament game and equaling a school record with 21 wins. Now even more is expected. Much of the recent success can be attributed to the play of Buss. The 5-8 junior attacks the basket with confidence that spills over to the rest of the team. Only Washingtons Kelsey Plum attempted more free throws than Buss in 2015-16. All five starters are back for the Hoosiers, including the 6-2 Cahill, the Big Tens fourth-leading returning rebounder and Indianas most accurate 3-point shooter (41 percent). Moren also welcomes Dayton graduate transfer Amber Deane, who is coming off an injury that shortened her season a year ago; she averaged double-figure scoring in her final three seasons.24. Missouri Tigers2015-16 record: 22-10; lost in NCAA tournament second round Points: 10 (17/NR) Notable returners: Sophie Cunningham (14.0 PPG, 5.8 RPG); Cierra Porter (8.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG); Lindsey Cunningham (4.4 PPG, 3.3 APG)The good news is Missouri reached its first NCAA tournament since 2006 and won its first tournament game since 2001. Program difference-maker Cunningham is back and is only a sophomore. Now the bad news: Second-leading scorer and top rebounder Jordan Frericks and valuable reserve Bri Porter are out for the season because of knee injuries. This was the fifth ACL tear for Porter. That leaves little depth in the frontcourt behind Porters younger sister, Cierra, who is also coming off foot surgery. If the Tigers are going to make consecutive NCAA trips for the first time since 1985-86, Cunningham will have to be even better, and get significant help from older sister, Lindsey, and Sierra Michaelis (8.5 PPG, 35 percent shooting from 3-point range) on the perimeter.25. South Dakota State Jackrabbits2015-16 record: 27-7; lost in NCAA tournament second round Points: 9 (19/NR) Notable returners: Macy Miller (15.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG); Kerri Young (10.5 PPG, 4.9 RPG); Madison Guebert (10.4 PPG, 40.9 3PT%)The Jackrabbits were one point away from the Sweet 16 when an upset bid of Stanford fell just short. All five starters are back. Miller, a 6-foot junior, scores in a variety of ways. SDSU can dominate the Summit League with both its size and 3-point shooting, and that versatility should also give Oklahoma and Louisville fits in the nonconference schedule. Junior Ellie Thompson (10.4 PPG, 6.5 RPG) is the clubs top rebounder. Coach Aaron Johnston, entering his 17th season at South Dakota State, also has six players who make better than a third of their 3-point attempts. He gets junior wing Chynna Stevens back; she missed last season because of an injury but averaged 7.3 PPG and 5.7 RPG as a starter in 2015. Islanders Jerseys For Sale . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. White Islanders Jerseys . Just as Montreal was settling into the first full working week of a new year, the Impact announced the appointment of their new head coach. http://www.authenticislandersshopnhl.com/ . Louis Blues teammates who would also be participating in the Olympics, Alex Pietrangelo felt right at home, no different in some ways to the travel experience of any old road trip – save for the length of the journey, that is. Julia Vincent may have only been diving for six years, but the rising South Carolina junior already owns a pair of school records, earned All-American honors, and now she can add Olympian to her resume. Vincent will compete for her homeland of South Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.It hasnt really hit me yet, Vincent said. I havent thought about it much because when I come to the pool every day, I dont think about what I am training for; I train to have a good meet. Im excited for it to happen. When I am putting on the gear and ready to go, that might be when it will actually hit me.To win a medal would be the most incredible honor in my life. I havent really thought about that. Im just hoping to have a good meet, and well see if it places me high enough.Vincent has already enjoyed an amazing year after earning All-America honors by finishing fourth at the NCAA Championships on the 1-meter board, and she placed sixth in 1-meter at the SEC Championships. She won the 3-meter diving competition at the 2016 South African Olympic Trials in April to secure her spot on the national team.That day at nationals was a very weird day for me, Vincent said. Ive never been as nervous as I was that day. Getting to the end, and knowing I had a good result and did what I had wanted to do was a surreal feeling. Ive never felt like that before, so it was good to have my family around me.Its everything that I wanted. I knew that I had to win. Ive wanted to win nationals before, but there was so much on the line because if I didnt win, I wouldnt go to the Olympics. I think that would be more nerve wracking, and I think the Olympics will just be fun.South Carolina head diving coach Todd Sherritt is coaching Vincent for what will be his fourth trip to the Olympics having been to Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004.It doesnt get old, Sherritt said of coaching in the Olympics. I think Im just as excited as I have ever been with anybody to take Julia because of the way she trains, and she is fun to be around. She is super-talented. She has the physical talent to do it.Despite being the only diver competing for South Africa, and the only female member of the nations swimming and diving team, Vincent isnt putting any extra pressure on herself.I just want to hit every dive the way I was meant to hit it and the way Todd wants me to hit it, Vincent said. If I dont make the semifinal, but I have had a good meet and Im happy with my dives, I will count that as a success.Vincent is somewhat of a newcomer to diving as she grew up competing in other sports such as field hockey, track, and netball. She wasnt exposed to the sport until she went to high school.I did start a little later than most people in diving, Vincent said. I didnt really start thinking about being an Olympian until maybe four years ago, but more specifically it was really when I came here to South Carolina. I told Todd that I wanted to get to the Olympics and asked if he could help get me there.She has a really clear vision, Sherritt said. I think its her drive that has allowed her to catch up with a lot of people. You can out-train everybody, and you can train with everybody, but if you are a visionary, you can get ahead of everybody. I think thats really the key to her. She has a clear vision of what she wants to do with her diving.She really had to punch her way through to make the (national) team. There was nothing easy. She wasnt going to be denied it. It was a nail-biter at the trials. She had to hit her last dive, and she did it.Its that training she received at South Carolina that has helped her develop into an Olympic caliber diver.Just being able to be at a much better training facility with an incredible coachh was a big part of it, Vincent said. Cheap Islanders Jerseys. Todd is an incredible coach. I wouldnt want to go without him. He is able to teach me everything about diving and what I need to do to fix my dives. A lot of it has to do with the amount of training I get to do here, and the amount of support I get from my teammates and coaches.I think she has improved in her head a lot, Sherritt said. Being able to stay focused is a big deal for her. Just believing in her head that she can do these things, and her ability to make corrections is huge. She has made amazing changes mechanically. Her mental vision has really grown since she has been here.When she is standing on the diving board, Vincent clears her thoughts and has one thing on her mind.I think a lot about how I can execute exactly what Todd wants me to execute, Vincent said. Most of the time I know whether I hit the dive once I hit the water. It just depends on the dive. Sometimes I will know as soon as I leave the board that its going to be a good one. Other times, Ill be pleasantly surprised when I come up.Shaking off a bad dive is a lot harder than moving on from a good dive. It depends on the situation. If the dive is not going to have a huge effect on where you are going to be placed, I just move on. The hardest is knowing you have to hit the dives you have left when you didnt hit the one before. It can be very difficult.While she is tremendously excited about her Olympic opportunity and will likely be a little nervous, Vincent has already competed against many who will be competing in Rio.Weve competed against each other at world championship meets and World Cups, Vincent said. Ive seen them dive, and I know the level I am going up against. It will be a little less intimidating because it wont really be a new field of divers. It will be good going in because I wont be as nervous.Its just a matter of time before she is one of the top divers in the world, Sherritt added. Theres no question about it. The judges love that person that comes out of nowhere. International judges really want to see style. So were doing that with her, and I think that combination with her power, quickness and explosiveness makes me really excited. Her personality really comes through in her diving.When she is not in the pool, Vincent is looking forward to checking out other competitions and sites in Rio.I want to experience the Olympic atmosphere as a whole instead of just swimming and diving, Vincent said. It will be nice to be able to go and support South Africa in other sports and watch other records be broken. I think I really want to watch some of the track events. I want to watch (Jamaican sprinter) Usain Bolt run. I want to go see as many sports as I can.That will likely include seeing some of her Gamecock teammates competing for their home countries as well, including swimmer Akaram Mahmoud, who will swim for Egypt.Thats probably the part I am most excited about because I get to watch them train every day, Vincent said. I know how much work they put in. I know what it means to them to be representing their countries.With the diving events normally held somewhat early in the Olympic Games, Vincent is also looking forward to taking in other sites when she is done competing.Luckily, I have been to Rio before so I know where I want to go again, Vincent said. Ill definitely explore more of the beaches and find more tourist attractions because it is such a beautiful place to be. I will probably go to the Christ the Redeemer again. Thats the massive statue in the middle of it all. Just to explore and see whats out there will be fun. 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 ' ' ' 
CLEMSON, S. Authentic 49ers Jerseys .C. -- James Conners smile said it all -- Pittsburgh was happy to once again shuffle up the national championship picture.Hey, sorry to do that. But we wanted this one bad, said Conner, who had two touchdowns and ran for 132 yards in the Panthers 43-42 stunner over No. 2 Clemson on Saturday.Conners 20-yard TD run with 5:17 left inched the Panthers into striking range and Chris Blewitt -- after a kiss on the cheek from coach Pat Narduzzi -- struck a perfect, 48-yard field goal with six seconds left for the winning points.Well remember this one forever, Conner said.So, too, will Clemson (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 3 AP) which saw its run at perfection halted after escaping so many other jams this season. A fourth-down stop a yard shy saved the Tigers 42-36 win over Louisville on Oct. 1. North Carolina States missed field goal at the end of regulation boosted Clemson to a 24-17 overtime win.This time, it was the Panthers (6-4, 3-3) who made the critical plays.When Clemson was driving for a touchdown already up 42-34, linebacker Saleem Brightwell picked off quarterback Deshaun Watson -- his third interception -- and returned it 70 yards to set up a 20-yard TD by Conner that drew Pitt within 42-40.When Clemson attempted to run out the clock, the Panthers defense (despite allowing 630 yards) stuffed Wayne Gallman a yard short on third and fourth downs to take over near midfield with 58 seconds left.We had a chance to put the game away and they stopped us, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. We had been making those kinds of plays this year.Nathan Peterman moved Pitt to the Clemson 30 and Blewitt steadily knocked through.It was Pitts highest-ranked win since defeating Backyard Brawl rival, No. 2 West Virginia, 13-9 in 2007 and spoiling the Mountaineers chances at playing for the national title.Our team had a lot of guts tonight, Narduzzi said.And a whole lot of playmakers to topple the defending ACC champs.Peterman had a career-best five TD passes and 308 yards. Conner rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown. He also caught one of Petermans scoring throws.Blewitt, who had a kick blocked at the end of the opening half, was steely eyed and ready. Narduzzi gave his senior a kiss on the cheek and sent him out for the winning kick.As soon as I saw the kick go up, I knew it was going in, Scott Orndoff said. It was jubilation.Clemson had its offense going. Watson threw for an ACC record 580 yards and three touchdowns. Gallman ran for three TDs and Mike Williams had 15 catches for 202 yards and a touchdown.In the end, it was Clemsons first loss to an unranked opponent in five seasons, a span of 46 games.Come Monday, well start over because its a long season, Watson said. Get ready for Wake Forest. Hopefully, we can clinch the ACC (Atlantic) and punch our ticket for the championship game next week.THE TAKEAWAYPittsburgh: The Panthers showed that Narduzzis program is taking hold. Peterman stayed calm in the face of Clemsons strong pass rush and Conner was able to avoid the Tigers middle duo of Carlos Watkins and Dexter Lawrence to keep Pitt moving.Clemson: Many non-Tiger fans will say this team had it coming after escaping with close wins at home against No. 5 Louisville (42-36 on Oct. 1) and North Carolina State (24-17 in overtime on Oct. 15) after the Wolfpack missed the potential game-winning kick to end regulation. Clemsons path is still clear -- win out and hope its one-loss season is better than most others.POLL IMPLICATIONSExpect a rankings fall for Clemson, certainly from the top five. And theres not that much time left to make up for a loss. After Wake Forest, the Tigers face revived rival South Carolina at Death Valley before potentially heading to Orlando, Florida, for the ACC championship game.RECORD DAYWatsons passing yards broke the 21-year-old mark of Wake Forests Rusty LaRue, who passed for 545 yards against North Carolina State on Nov. 18, 1995. Watson said the record doesnt console him after the loss. Id rather go 0-for-30 with no yards and get the W, he said.SAYING GOODBYEThis wasnt the farewell Clemsons offense wanted. Watson, Gallman, Williams and receiver Artavis Scott are all juniors who were honored with Clemsons seniors Saturday after Swinney said they would all be leaving the program for the NFL after this season. Watson acknowledged wild emotions. Still, Im going to keep a smile on my face, he said.UP NEXTPittsburgh closes the year with two games at home, starting with Duke next week.Clemson will try to earn the ACC Atlantic Division title with a win at Wake Forest next Saturday.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org Cheap 49ers Jerseys . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. Cheap 49ers Store . Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. http://www.cheap49ersjerseys.net/ . Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks finally got a shutdown performance from their bullpen, then benefited from a bases-loaded walk to end a long night and a four-game losing streak.Welington Castillo drew a one-out walk to drive in Paul Goldschmidt with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning, sending the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.Goldschmidt led off the inning with a single off Blaine Boyer (1-2) and moved to second on Jake Lambs single. One out later, David Peralta reached on an error to load the bases and Castillo walked on a 3-1 pitch from Boyer.It was a tough pitch. I am glad he didnt swing at it period because it might have been a double play ball, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. That was the zone all night. We saw that. That was at the bottom a little bit below the knees. He wasnt calling that. He (umpire Jeff Kellogg) was very consistent that way.Boyer had some words for Kellogg as he headed into the dugout.I asked him how his familys doing, and he said theyre doing good, Boyer joked. Thats what we do as pitchers, right? We think the umpires are wrong every time. Im sure that call could have gone either way. Its 100 percent on me. I didnt make my pitches when I needed to make them and that one hurts.Reliever Adam Loewen (1-0) struck out two in a scoreless inning for his first win with the Diamondbacks. Loewen and five other relievers held the Brewers scoreless on two hits for five innings after three rocky outings from the bullpen in a series sweep by Washington.The bullpen, that was a big night for us, Hale said. Everybody looked good that came in did the job. The whole group. We have been tying to figure this thing out. To have some success is what you can build on.Yasmany Tomas hit two solo home runs, going deep for the third straight game, for Arizona. He has a major league-leading six multi-home run games this season.The Brewers failed to score in the top of the first despite a leadoff double by Jonathan Villar, who took third on an error by Tomas in left field. Villar was thrown out at home plate on a ground ball to shortstop, ramming into Arizona catcher Castillo on the tag.Tomas homer in the second put the Diamondbacks up 1-0.It is all about the way I am working. I am working really hard to make a good selection, on a good pittch, Tomas said through a translator. Womens 49ers Jerseys. ilwaukee tied it in the fourth on a two-out single by Orlando Arcia, his first major-league hit and RBI. Hernan Perez scored on the play.Arcia was awarded third base when Diamondbacks second baseman Jean Segura, a former Brewer, threw the ball from Arcias hit into the Milwaukee dugout before time had been called. Segura was charged with an error.He just threw the ball in right away. The play wasnt over yet, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.Tomass 21st home run of the season cleared the right-field fence in the bottom of the fourth, giving Arizona a 2-1 lead. But the Brewers drew even on a long pinch-hit home run to lead off the seventh by Keon Broxton off Diamondbacks starter Braden Shipley.Peralta took extra bases away from Arcia in the top of the ninth, reaching up to catch a fly ball near the fence. Kirk Niewenhuis dove to take a hit away from Castillo in the bottom of the ninth.Chase Anderson allowed two runs and four hits in six innings against his former team, striking out five and walking two.Shipley walked six in six-plus innings, allowing two runs and four hits.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: OF Domingo Santana has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 8 with right elbow soreness. ... INF Will Middlebrooks (lower right leg strain) is eligible to come of the 15-day DL on Aug. 9 and RHP Jacob Barnes (right elbow soreness) on Aug. 10.Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke is set to come off the disabled list in time to start next Tuesday in New York against the Mets. Hes been out with a left oblique strain since late June. ... OF A.J. Pollock, who suffered a fractured right elbow just before the season started, was set to hit in a local minor-league game Friday night and could make his season debut before Sept. 1, Hale said. ... OF Socrates Brito was reinstated from the 15-day DL and optioned to Reno after the game.UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Matt Garza (2-4) will make his second start of the season against Arizona. Hes 5-2 with a 2.88 career earned run average in nine appearances against the Diamondbacks.Diamondbacks: Patrick Corbin (4-10) faces Milwaukee on Saturday. Hes 2-2 with a 2.88 ERA in five career games against the Brewers. 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INDIANAPOLIS -- Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris stood together in the corner of the end zone at Tuesdays practice. Vince Biegel Womens Jersey .Suddenly, the two healthy Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks were the center of attention as they went through the routine of taking snaps and fine-tuning their footwork. It may be the same way Thursday night.With Andrew Luck missing a second straight practice because he remains in the NFLs concussion protocol, Indy is preparing to dust off the backup plan for this weeks game against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- just in case.Last year we had musical chairs at the quarterback position and we were still able to win games, still able to play good football and thats what we have to do now, linebacker DQwell Jackson said. Weve finally got some momentum and well be ready for this challenge.If Luck cant go, it wont be exactly like last season when the Colts (5-5) plugged in former Super Bowl starter Matt Hasselbeck.This time, coach Chuck Paganos options appear to be relying on the rarely used Tolzien, the never-used Morris, some combination of the two or perhaps even running back Frank Gore out of the wildcat formation.None are ideal for a team looking to build momentum and improve their playoff chances, but they wont have a choice if Luck isnt cleared Wednesday .Tolziens most extensive work came in 2013 when he was promoted from the Green Bay Packers practice squad to the active roster after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone.He was pressed into action when backup Seneca Wallace was injured and started the next two games before being benched. Tolzien has thrown just one regular-season pass since 2013.Morris hasnt even done that much.In his third season in the league, the former University of Miami starter has never appeared in a regular-season game -- even for last seasons quarterback-needy Colts.Heck, he hasnt even been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster yet.I think Scotts no different than Matt. Matt was here a longer period of time. So were going to do what we have to do to win the football game, Pagano said Tuesday.Scott knows the playbook, Stephen knows the playbook. So well do whats necessary and see how theyre going to play us.Pagano certainly has shown he has a knack for adapting on the fly -- especially under seemingly impossible odds.When Luck missed nine games with multiple injuries last season, including the final seven games with a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle, Indy won six.The first five came with Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst at the helm. The sixth came courtesy of Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley pairing up in the season finale, less than a week after joining the team.The circumstances were sometimes difficult.Hasselbecks second win came on a Thursday night at Houston and on a week he had been ill.But it was the Freeman-Lindley combo that really turned heads.Both were signed in the lead up to the season finale and with neither knowing the playbook, Pagano split up their duties. Freeman was instructed to learn the regular offense and handed the two-minute drill to Lindley.It worked perfectly as the Colts pulled out a 30-24 victory over Tennessee.But Pagano didnt drop any hints Tuesday about the Colts plans or even whether Luck had been ruled out.Still in the protocol, Pagano said, updating Lucks status before being asked about the plan without Luck. We have options.All the Colts can do now is get ready for Pittsburgh (5-5), hope Luck will be cleared and prepare like he wont.Its my job, Tolzien said. 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A-League boss Greg ORourke has dismissed the cries of frustrated coaches, claiming the standard of refereeing is the best the competition has seen and that a handful of mistakes have been magnified amid pressure to win in a tight table. Antonio Garcia Youth Jersey .ORourke said hes set up meetings to re-set the expectations of managers, whose relationship with officials is at boiling point after all four fixtures over the weekend were marred by crucial calls made by the whistleblowers.But he denied pressure was mounting on FFAs director of referees Ben Wilson, whom he says believes this seasons officiating is as good as in the last five years apart from a couple of decisions.His (Wilsons) view is that theres some things we need to work through to get out of the human element of the game, some things were all looking forward to just before the finals series which is technology to assist some of this refereeing, ORourke said.But all in all, we believe the standard of refereeing is the best weve had in the A-League and well continue to improve it.Unlikely to agree is Central Coast coach Paul Okon, the latest of a string of coaches to speak out against the standard of officiating on Sunday.Four managers have now earned FFAs ire for outbursts less than a third of the way through the season, with Adelaide coach Guillermo Amors one-game touchline ban on Monday following Kenny Lowes two-match ban, Kevin Muscats fine and Tony Popovics citing.ORourke claimed the storm didnt reflect the actual statistics, which before last weekends controversies showed 11 errors in key match decisions from the opening 30 games - an improvement on the preceding four seasons.He said those errors included not red-carding Western Sydneys Brendon Santalab for his scything round-two tackle on Adelaides James Holland, David Carneys round-five handball goal for Sydney FC, some incorrect offside decisions against Wellington and a missed penalty for the Wanderers following Jason Gerias round-six foul on Jumpei Kusukami.Clearly weve made a few mistakes, but the thing Ive noticed is the amount of reporting and amplifying of the mistakes were making, ORourke said.I think a large part of this - and Im not condoning anybodys behaviour - is that the coaches believe they have the right to win every game and that every team is beatable.And theres a lot of pressure on the coaches, which I understand, to get decisions and move north on the table.I think its feeding on itself a little bit as well, which is not good.The best thing to do, is rather than play this out publicly, is just go and re-set the expectations with each coach about what we would expect.FFAs long-term plan is to increase the number of professional referees from the three existing, Jarred Gillett, Shaun Evans and Chris Beath. Derek Rivers Jersey . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. Derek Rivers Youth Jersey .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. http://www.patriotsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Deatrich-Wise-Jr-Patriots-Jersey/ . They hope to persuade the other team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive. "Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. PHILADELPHIA -- AJ Brodeur scored a career-high 22 points as Penn ran away from Lafayette in the second half to take an 81-52 victory Wednesday night.Brodeur, a freshman, knocked down 10 of 13 shots from the field as well as both free throw attempts while grabbing seven boards and dishing out five assists.The Quakers (3-4) held a nine-point advantage at intermission but outscored Lafayette by 20 points in the second half, 47-27. Penn was efficient from the field, hitting 33 of 59 shots (55.9 percent), including 10 of 27 from behind the arc. Deatrich Wise Jr. Patriots Jersey. Matt MacDonald and Jack Silpe hit back-to-back 3-pointers seven minutes into the second half to extend the lead to 16 points.Jackson Donahue scored 15 points off the Penn bench and Matt Howard added 14 points for Penn (3-4).Paulius Zalys scored 14 points and was the only scorer to reach double figures for the Leopards (3-5). 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 ' ' ' 
MOSCOW -- Extra security measures are planned for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following hooligan violence at the European Championship, new FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura said on Tuesday. Zapatillas Salomon Ofertas Online .Russian fans, some equipped with martial arts gear, clashed with English supporters in Marseille city center and inside the stadium during the tournament in France.Asked during her first visit to Moscow about fears that such violence could be repeated in Russia, Samoura said there will be additional measures, including known troublemakers being banned from stadiums.Samoura said FIFA observers attended all host cities during the European Championship, and their recommendations would form a key part of future security policy.All these lessons learned will be used not only here but also in the future by FIFA in any country where we identity a high risk of security, she said.Samoura did not provide specifics of the new measures or say whether any FIFA observers were present for the violence in Marseille.Security during the World Cup in the Russian Federation is guaranteed by the government, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. The security will be unobtrusive, but serious.It is not the first time security plans for the 2018 World Cup have been altered. Last year, organizers said there would be a greater focus on securing fan zones from terrorism in the wake of attacks in Paris.Russia has tightened its anti-hooligan measures in the run-up to the World Cup, introducing legislation to ban offenders from stadiums. An amendment to that law, signed this week by President Vladimir Putin, means blacklisted fans names will be published by Russian police.Russian authorities provided just 30 names of suspected troublemakers to French police ahead of Euro 2016, against 2,500 supplied by Germany.However, Marseille authorities thanked Russian police for sharing intelligence which led to the convictions of three Russian fans for involvement in the Marseille violence and the deportation of 20 more.Samoura announced the tightened security measures for the World Cup as FIFA revealed the ticket prices for the 2018 tournament.The cheapest tickets for foreign fans at group stage games will rise more than 16 percent since 2014, with the new prices set at $105 -- a $15 increase on the equivalent tickets in Brazil two years ago.Tickets for the final cost between $455 and $1,100, and those for the opening game between $220 and $550.Russian residents can benefits from sharp discounts, with the cheapest tickets for the domestic audience selling for 1,280 rubles ($20), roughly the same as those for local fans at the previous tournaments in Brazil and South Africa. 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Then the Irish took advantage with their legs.Kizer threw for three touchdowns and collected 72 of Notre Dames season-high 261 yards rushing, helping the Irish beat Army 44-6 on Saturday.C.J. Sanders returned the opening kickoff for a score, and then Kizer took over. He was 17 for 28 for 209 yards with an interception before he was replaced by Malik Zaire for the fourth quarter.Tarean Folston and Josh Adams each rushed for a score as Notre Dame rebounded nicely from last weekends 28-27 loss to Navy. Folston had 84 yards on 13 carries, and Adams finished with 15 carries for 70 yards.We were able to throw the ball over their heads, and it backed them off, so it gave us some opportunities to run the football, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said.Along the way, Kizer looked at second and third options to find open receivers.He is maturing as a quarterback, Kelly said. I liked his leadership today. I liked his leadership all week. He was holding players to a higher standard. I liked his toughness.Kell Walker had a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for Armys only score. Ahmad Bradshaw, Armys starting quarterback, was sidelined by a knee injury.The Black Knights (5-5) began the day ranked in the top 25 nationally in several defensive categories, but the Irish (4-6) were in complete control right from the start.Sanders returned the opening kickoff 92 yards, and Kizer tossed a 37-yard touchdown pass to freshman Kevin Stepherson with 10 minutes left in the first quarter. Adams had a 2-yard touchdown run with 3:44 remaining, and the rout was on.The Irish led 38-6 at halftime. Tight end Durham Smythe had second-quarter touchdown receptions of 10 and 31 yards.I really dont know what to say after a tail-whipping like that, Army coach Jeff Monken saidd. Zapatillas Trail Mujer Salomon. We couldnt stop the ball and couldnt run the ball effectively enough to keep drives going. Credit Notre Dame. They played like a championship team.Notre Dame had dropped three of four. But Kizer and company got a chance to enjoy their first runaway victory in a while.We kind of challenge ourselves to build off each other, both offensively and defensively, to sustain success, Kizer said. Today was the perfect example of us feeding off the defense, and the defense feeding off the offense, and one big special teams play.THE TAKEAWAYArmy: The Black Knights have only two winning seasons since the mid-1990s -- 10-2 in 1996 and 7-6 in 2010. After beginning this year with three straight wins, Army is in jeopardy of falling short of a winning season again. The Black Knights have games left against Morgan State and Navy.Notre Dame: The Irish stayed in the running for bowl eligibility. They have won 15 straight against Army.NO GOOD TIMEArmy began the game ranked second nationally in time of possession with a 10-minute edge per game. Notre Dame had an advantage of nearly nine minutes on Saturday. 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Its crazy.Perth snapped Uniteds three-game winning streak on Friday night, with Casey Prather draining 39 points and collecting 11 rebounds for the Wildcats in a thrilling 92-89 win at Perth Arena.The Kings consolidated top spot on the ladder in their first game of the round with a come-from-behind 86-78 win over the Taipans in Cairns.Sydney stunned the home side with a 31-15 last quarter to notch their 10th win of the season on Friday, but didnt play with the same attacking flair against Melbourne.Give them a lot of credit for the way they played and the way they defended us because we werent able to solve those problems, Sydney coach Andrew Gaze said.I dont think we were flat. We just missed shots we normally make and we could never really find our rhythm offensively.The round got under way in New Zealand on Thursday when the Breakers added to Brisbanes woes with an 82-75 win at Vector Arena.The situation didnt improve for the Bullets at home against Illawarra on Saturday night, as Andrej Lemanis side slumped to their fourth loss in five matches.Rotnei Clarke top-scored for the Hawks with 24 points in the 98-88 win.Adelaides resurgence continued, as the 36ers moved into second spot with their fourth win in a row - a 102-92 victory over New Zealand in Adelaide on Saturday night.Jerome Randle starred for the Sixers with 37 points.Joey Wrights team has a chance to make it five on the trot when they travel to Cairns to face the Taipans in the final game of round 10 on Monday night. Black Friday Browns Jerseys . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. 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I asked him if he could do that next time.Rosen threw for 267 yards and one touchdown and rushed for one score, Jamabo ran for 90 yards and three touchdowns as the Bruins (1-1) rebounded from a sluggish third quarter to hold off the improving Rebels (1-1).After posting an emphatic 37-3 win at UNLV last season, Mora was impressed with the improvement coach Tony Sanchezs team had made in less than one year. UCLA needed touchdown runs from Bolu Olorunfunmi and Rosen in the fourth quarter to pull away, with a targeting penalty against safety Kenny Keys extending the UCLA drive that pushed the lead back to 14 points.But that was the changing point of the game, Sanchez said. Third-and-10, were getting the ball back. All of a sudden you have that, they go down and score. Youre chasing it after that.Fabian Moreau intercepted two of UNLV quarterback Johnny Stantons passes, taking the first back 52 yards to set up a short touchdown run by Jamabo. Stanton had 153 yards passing for UNLV, which fell to 4-16 all-time against Pac-12 teams. Lexington Thomas added 112 yards rushing and one touchdown.Stanton found Mekhi Stevenson for a 14-yard touchdown pass late in the first half and scored on an 11-yard run in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 28-21. Devonte Boyd had five receptions for 84 yards, but dropped a sure 73-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmmage. Cheap Browns Jerseys. THE TAKEAWAYUNLV: It wasnt a signature win for Sanchez, but this gritty performance showed that he has the program trending up in his second season. UNLV hung with the Pac-12 South preseason favorite, demonstrating the energy and athleticism that had been missing for years. If Stanton can become a more consistent passer, a bowl bid isnt out of the question this season.UCLA: There is plenty of work to be done before conference play begins against nemesis Stanford on Sept. 24. The run defense allowed 175 yards, and UNLV was able to convert 8 of 15 third downs. Rosen and the offense went ice cold in the third quarter. UCLA has plenty of talent but remains wildly inconsistent.INJURY UPDATEAlready playing without defensive end Takkarist McKinley (groin), the UCLA defensive line got even thinner when Eddie Vanderdoes exited with a right knee strain. Vanderdoes tore his ACL in his left knee last season.BACK TO SIN CITYSanchez was pleased that UNLV was able to compete with UCLA, but less than thrilled with his teams travel arrangements.When asked what he took away from the game, Sanchez said, Other than the 4.5 hour bus ride home?Unlike the paycheck games that filled the Week 2 schedule where smaller teams receive a guaranteed payout, this game completed a home-and-home series with UCLA.UP NEXTUNLV: The Rebels are back on the road at Central Michigan with the Chippewas coming off their improbable and controversial 30-27 win at Oklahoma State. UNLV has not won a road nonconference game since 2007.UCLA: The Bruins wrap up their nonconference schedule at BYU, which represents the end of the early Pac-12 South slate for the Cougars. UCLAs last trip to Provo, Utah in 2008 was a 59-0 thumping, the Bruins worst loss since 1929. 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 ' ' ' 
Force India will move to an old specification of rear suspension at the British Grand Prix in a bid to solve recent tyre gaining issues. Danny Rose England Jersey .Both Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg struggled to conserve their tyres in Austria, with the latter rapidly dropping through the field after starting on the front row. Tyre life used to be a strength of the team and Perez thinks the new-found issue may lie in the upgrade package introduced ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix earlier this year.We have changed some parts on the [rear] suspension, which I want to believe is the issue, he said. Were going to try some different parts on Friday and hopefully that can give us good answers. We are one of the worst teams on tyre life, its something we need to improve and hopefully this weekend we can do a good step forward on that.Perez says Friday practice at Silverstone will be key to solving the problem.I think it is a combination of the front wing not doing its job. Now we have a new front wing that will probably help that, but also weve changed some parts on the suspension. I want to believe that is the issue and we will try some different parts on that on Friday and hopefully that can give us some good answers.The Mexican driver also wants Force India to learn from his brake failure in Austria, which led to a dramatic retirement on the final lap.The problem is that the way it happened, on the outside [of the disk] and that part we are not measuring. Normally, its the part that gets the less stress but for some reasons we dont understand, on that race it got really high up.Turn 2 was fine, no indication at all. And then coming into Turn 3, I pressed the pedal and basically the pedal went all the way to the floor so there were no brakes. I think this is a lesson for us and we are going to change our measurements for the future. Wayne Rooney Jersey . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. Gary Cahill Jersey . The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the veteran forward will return to the teams line-up on Saturday night when the Habs visit the Nashville Predators. http://www.englandsoccerauthority.com/eric-dier-england-jersey/ .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. David Gallop has trumpeted the Tim Cahill effect as a turning point for the game in Australia as the FFA ramps up negotiations over its next A-League broadcast rights deal.The games governing body is hoping to land a bumper deal on the back of the excitement generated by the Socceroos greats return to Australia.Cahills wonder goal in his Melbourne City debut on Saturday went viral across the football-loving world and gave the code a boost when it needed it most.The FFA has begun the next stage of broadcast rights negotiations and is courting the major commercial television networks.While FFA chief executive Gallop predicted a deal would take months, he couldnt be more pleased with the hype generated by the first fortnight of the 2016-17 season, in particular the response to Cahills arrival back in Australia.The timing is good for us, were showcasing the game and the future of the game, he said.The future of the game is that its going to get bigger and bigger.We know that its got a massive participation base but weve got to grow that into fans of our clubs and demonstrate to media companies that that investment willl not only pay dividends now but it will pay dividends into the future as this sport, the world game, gets bigger and bigger in Australia. Joe Hart Jersey. While its only early days, Gallop trumpeted the fact A-League crowds are up 33 per cent on the same time last year while television ratings are up 44 per cent.The round one Sydney derby was attended by a competition record crowd of 61,880 and watched by 142,000 people on Fox Sports.The weekends Victory v Melbourne City clash attracted 43,188 fans to Etihad Stadium and was watched by another 132,000 on TV.Gallop said Cahills popularity had the potential to grow the pie for the game which would have ramifications for Australian soccers next broadcast deal as well as the expansion of the competition.I think the exciting thing is when you look across the competition youre seeing wonderful football being played, Gallop said.Australian players, imported players, the headline act (Cahill) getting a wonderful goal, theres a lot to look forward to. 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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