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INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers small forward Paul George was ejected from Saturday nights game against the Chicago Bulls after he kicked a ball into the stands and it hit a fan in the face. Derick Brassard Jersey .After the game, George apologized for the incident.I meant to kick the ball against the mat, the stanchion, I guess, George said after the Pacers 111-94 win over the Bulls. And my soccer skills isnt as good as I thought. I apologized to the people who I hit, and Im glad my team was able to pick up this win and me not be at fault for the loss.The play occurred with 1:42 remaining in the third quarter, after George was called for a foul. With the ball still bouncing on the floor, George kicked it into the first few rows of seats.?Sure, Ill get a fine, George said. It happened. But most importantly, we got a good win tonight.George said when he apologized to the fan, she told him she was OK.She said shes fine, George said. Shes good.Georges ejection caught many by surprise, considering it resulted in the first ejection of his career.It looked like he got frustrated with the call and kicked the ball, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. And whenever you punch or kick a ball [and] it goes into the stands, thats an automatic ejection.McMillan said hes hopeful that George wont be suspended.I hope not, McMillan said. Emotions took over in that situation, and he knows thats something he cant do. Thats an immediate ejection.George finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists. He calmly fielded questions in front of his locker after the game and said hes hopeful he can move past the incident.It happened, George said. [Ill] move forward from it. Ill learn. 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But even with all those creative ways of adding teams, some prominent and talented players will be missing from the tournament.Which raises a question: How would a team made up entirely of snubs contend at the World Cup?Its not an outlandish concept, especially considering Canada could probably ice a second World Cup team with enough talent to at least compete.The first step in finding out for sure was to compile a full 23-man roster made up entirely of players not named to any of the tournaments eight teams. Which is exactly what we did:ForwardsTaylor Hall - Tyler Johnson - Corey PerryMilan Lucic - Nick Bjugstad - Wayne SimmondsJames Neal - Ryan Johansen - Phil KesselRick Nash -?Ryan OReilly?- Justin WilliamsKyle OkposoThis group was diluted recently by late roster additions. Kyle Palmieri was added to the American roster to replace the injured Ryan Callahan while Logan Couture was recently named to a Canadian team that lost Jamie Benn, who is recovering from abdominal surgery. Even with those two players removed from the talent pool, the all-snubs team features an awfully impressive group up front.It starts with a top line made up of three All-Stars in Canadians Hall and Perry, and American Johnson. All three could have -- some might say should have -- earned greater consideration for a roster spot on their respective national teams. Especially Perry, who is a Hart Trophy winner, Stanley Cup champion, three-time All-Star and all-world agitator.After them comes a bruising second line centered by American Bjugstad that would have been arguably the tournaments most terrifying trio. The group, featuring Bjugstad flanked by Canadas Lucic and Simmonds, boasts an average height of 6-foot-4 and average weight of 211 pounds. The third line should have instant chemistry with Johansen skating alongside his Nashville Predators linemate and fellow Canadian Neal.Johansen is a little young but they sure work well together. James Neal is a great player who works hard. The two of then would be very good together, said longtime Predators assistant coach and current broadcaster Brent Peterson, who loved the idea of the speedy Kessel playing the other wing on their line. That would be an awesome line. Youve got speed, youve got tenacity, two guys who can score with a guy who likes to set them up. Johansen can score, but hes looking for Neal all the time.Add a fourth unit centered by All-Star Ryan OReilly and this is a formidable grroup. Colin White Jersey. DefensemenMark Giordano - P.K. SubbanCam Fowler - John KlingbergT.J. Brodie - Kevin ShattenkirkJustin FaulkOn practically any other team in this tournament, either Canadians Giordano or Subban would have been considered a shoe-in for the top pair. That Team Canada called on Jay Bouwmeester to replace the ailing Duncan Keith over either of them was something of a controversial move.Subban and Giordano would be amazing, and T.J. Brodie would be another guy that I would throw in there, said longtime NHL goaltender and current broadcaster Jamie McLennan. T.J. Brodies really good. Hes one of those guys who distributes the puck really well and makes everyone around him better.Hampus Lindholm would have earned consideration for this group had he not been called on to sub in for Niklas Kronwall on the Swedish team. Instead, his Anaheim Ducks teammate Cam Fowler of Canada skates alongside one of the worlds top young defensemen in John Klingberg. That Klingberg wont be skating for Sweden speaks to that teams all-world depth along the blue line. American All-Stars Kevin Shattenkirk and Justin Faulk shore up a defensive group that any nation would be happy to have.GoaltendersMartin JonesDevan DubnykBrian ElliottThe truly elite goalkeepers will be stacking their pads at the World Cup, and theyll mostly be suiting up for Canada, Finland and the United States. Some of the games top goaltenders will likely be relegated to tournament third-string duty, including two-time Stanley Cup champion Corey Crawford of Canada. Just three months after leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a Stanley Cup win, Matt Murray finds himself battling John Gibson to be the No. 1 for Team North America.Taking all that into consideration, this team of also-rans would likely turn to some of the NHLs more experienced backstops, with one notable exception.Considering his consistent play and unflappable demeanor through the 2016 playoffs, Jones might have shown enough to shine in this international tournament. A backup before emerging with the San Jose Sharks last season, Jones already has some international experience, having won silver at the 2010 World Junior Championships and gold at the 2015 World Championships for Canada.People just waited for Martin Jones to show he could be a starter, and he did last year. He proved any doubters wrong, said McLennan, who wouldnt mind seeing one other big-name goaltender added to this group. What about Roberto Luongo? I know hes coming off hip surgery. If he wasnt injured, maybe thats a guy Id have on this list.Overall, this would likely be the thinnest position on an otherwise stacked roster. But the unit still includes a pair of All-Stars in Canadians Dubnyk and Elliott and wouldnt be considered a team flaw by any measure. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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ATLANTA -- The team from right down Interstate 75 is eager to take on the big boys. Jeffrey Bruma Jersey .In some ways, this will feel almost like a home game for Mercer.The Bears are making the 87-mile trip from Macon to Atlanta on Saturday to take on Georgia Tech, their first game against a top-level school since bringing back the private universitys long-dormant football program three years ago as part of the Football Championship Subdivision.Mercer has some 40 players from Atlantas sprawling suburbs.Its very exciting, said offensive lineman Bret Niederreither, a Pennsylvania native and one of the few Mercer players from outside the state. A lot of guys on our team are from Georgia and the Atlanta area, so theyre ready to go.While the schools are less than a two-hour drive apart, this will be their first meeting since 1938.Mercer dropped its program during World War II and didnt return to the gridiron until 2013, eventually joining the Southern Conference.Now, the Bears (0-1) are taking a big step up in competition.Coach Bobby Lamb is hoping for plenty of support at 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium, the largest venue his fledgling program has played in.Obviously weve had a lot of firsts here at Mercer, Lamb said. This will be our first FBS game, and what better way to start that then in our home state and in Atlanta, where we have over 30,000 alumni.Georgia Tech (1-0) opened its season with a game much farther from home, traveling to Dublin, Ireland to take on Atlantic Coast Conference foe Boston College.The Yellow Jackets rallied for a lackluster 17-14 victory , scoring the winning touchdown in the final minute but doing little to impress coach Paul Johnson. He promised plenty of lineup changes if his team, coming off a dismal 3-9 showing a year ago, doesnt show signs of improvement.Johnson is also urging his team not to take Mercer lightly, even though the Yellow Jackets have a clear edge is speed, size and talent.Two year ago, Georgia Tech barely escaped with a 42-38 victory over Georgia Southern, which was in its transition stage moving up to FBS from the Southern Conference.Mercer, Johnson fretted, could pose a similar challenge if the Yellow Jackets are caught looking ahead.Im sure theyre fired up and excited to play, he said. We need to be, too.---Some things to watch for in Saturdays game:LINEUP CHANGES: Johnson mentioned punter, A-back and the offensive line as positions that could have new starters this week. He was especially disenchanted with fifth-year senior Ryan Rodwell, virtually guaranteeing that someone else will be handling the punting duties against Mercer. Also, freshman B-back Dedrick Mills, who scored the winning touchdown against Boston College, was suspended for the game for violating team rules. Marcus Marshall will likely get the start.GOTTA GET RUNNING: Georgia Techs triple-option offense bogged down in Week 1, managing only 119 yards rushing and an average of 2.7 yards per carry, one of the worst showings in Johnsons nine seasons at the helm. The coach will be looking to get more production out of the A-backs, who combined for only 3 yards on the ground.JUST FOR KICKS: Both teams have reliable kickers. Georgia Techs Harrison Butker booted a clutch 40-yarder against Boston College that began the fourth-quarter comeback, and all four of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks. Mercers Cole Fisher went 3-for-3 last week in a 24-23 loss to Citadel, including a career-best 47-yarder.CLUTCH THOMAS: Mercer will have its hands full trying to defend Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas , who came through with a stirring performance in the closing minutes against Boston College. On the winning drive, he escaped a sure sack on one play, completed a 22-yard pass on fourth-and-19, and then connected on a 26-yarder when facing third-and-10.FLAG ON THE BEARS: Mercer was flagged for 10 penalties totaling 103 yards in its opener, a far cry from the team that was one of the least penalized in the nation a year ago. The Bears wont be able to afford that sort of sloppiness against Georgia Tech.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry .---AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.orgRobin van Persie Netherland Jersey . 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- As she wobbled along on a flat tire four years ago in London, Gwen Jorgensen promised to turn that heartbreak at Hyde Park into a conquering of Copacabana Beach at the Rio Games.She crushed both the course and the competition Saturday, giving the U.S. its first Olympic triathlon gold medal by cruising across the finish line in 1 hour, 56 minutes, 16 seconds.That was 40 seconds ahead of silver medalist Nicola Spirig of Switzerland, who won gold at the 2012 Games after Jorgensens flat tire relegated her to a 38th-place finish.Vicky Holland outsprinted British teammate Non Stanford for the bronze.Jorgensen and Spirig were even until Jorgensen made her move with 2 kilometers left in the 10K final leg that followed a steep, 38.5K bike ride and a one-loop ocean swim.As she approached the blue carpet, Jorgensen turned to look for Spirig, who wasnt even in view around the bend.Her goal within her grasp, Jorgensen lifted her sunglasses to her head and that look of dogged determination shed had since London dissolved into a smile.After crossing the finish line, she reached down and grabbed the green, gold and blue ribbon and held it high above her head in triumph before breaking down in tears.She said she was thinking of all the sacrifices, not just hers, but those of coach Jamie Turner and her husband, Patrick Lemieux, who abandoned his pro cycling career to serve as her operations manager .Ive been pretty vocal about my goal for the past four years. After London, I said I wanted to go to Rio and I wanted to win gold, Jorgensen said. And for anyone thats been around me, they know how much my husband Patrick has invested. Hes given up his career to support me. And then I also have Jamie Turner, who Ive been on this four-year journey with and hes done so much for me.Just thinking about all the investments theyve put into me and thinking about the four years, it all came down to one day, Jorgensen said. And to be able to actually execute on that day is pretty amazing.Jorgensen didnt just fulfill her pledge she made four years ago but she checked off a bucket list box shed long ago erased when she realized she was too slow in the pool to ever be an Olympian.After an All-American track career at the Univerrsity of Wisconsin, where she also was on the swim team for three years, Jorgensen settled into her first job as an accountant for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee in 2010. Ron Vlaar Netherland Jersey. One day, the phone rang. 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She suggested Jorgensen would be perfect for the sport that combines swimming, cycling and running.Jorgensen didnt even realize triathlon had been added to the Olympic program a decade earlier.She agreed to give triathlon a try and quickly realized she was indeed a natural.She took it up fulltime and has emerged as the best female in the world, collecting 17 career wins in the World Triathlon Series and winning back-to-back ITU world championships before cutting back this year in the lead-up to Rio.On the course where she also won the Olympic qualifying race a year ago, Jorgensen used her superior hill climbing skills to make up a 12-second deficit coming out of the water, surpassing almost all of the 22 racers whod been faster getting ashore in choppy water.By the time she dismounted she was just two seconds behind leader Lisa Norden of Sweden and immediately broke away with Spirig, setting the pace.They took turns drafting until the final 2 kilometers, when they exchanged words and Jorgensen took off.Nicola and I were playing some games, neither of us wanted to lead in the headwind, so it made it exciting for fans, Jorgensen said.Gracious in defeat, Spirig, the only female triathlete with multiple Olympic gold medals, congratulated Jorgensen for not flinching.I tried to tire her out on the bike. 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The Toronto Maple Leafs organizations centennial anniversary no doubt will be a glorious celebration of the game of hockey. Adidas J.T. Brown Jersey . The bright, young talent that has taken over the team will be on display and will give a glimpse of whats to come. The odds are against the Leafs earning a postseason berth, however, but the arrival of Auston Matthews, last Junes No. 1 overall selection in the NHL draft, already has Toronto fans revved up.While the Maple Leafs and the NHL will honor the past, it will be a great season to look toward the future in Toronto. Theres a lot to be excited about. It might take a few more years, but the dawn of a new era has arrived. The Toronto Arenas won the first Stanley Cup during the 1917-18 season. Maybe history will repeat itself 100 years later. But before we get ahead of ourselves, lets focus on the upcoming season.Best new facesMatthews, 19, is the fresh face of the future. The kid from Scottsdale, Arizona, proved his worth for Team USA at the World Championship last May and again for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey. Hes big, strong and extremely talented. Hes smooth, and comfortable in his 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame. And his No. 34 Maple Leafs jersey is flying off shelves in Toronto. Theres so much to like about this kid, and Toronto should be a perfect fit.Theres more to like about Torontos ongoing rebuilding process than just A-Matts (Im sure hes being called Matty, but I like A-Matts better -- just saying). Anyway, the Maple Leafs added veteran forward Matt Martin during the offseason. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder will add strength and grit to the Toronto lineup. The Maple Leafs also added defenseman Roman Polak along with goalie Frederik Andersen and Jhonas Enroth.Biggest unknownsThe biggest unknown is how Matthews game will translate at the NHL level. Playing pro in the Swiss Elite League last season, when he registered 24 goals and 22 assists for 46 points in 36 games for Zurich SC, was a good starting point. Plus, his contributions at the World Championship and the World Cup make it appear likely that his transition to the NHL should be relatively seamless. But lets not put this kid in the Hall of Fame just yet. He will have his growing pains, as all rookies do. He will be under a microscope in Toronto and expected to contribute right away. Fortunately, he seems built to handle the pressure.?Goaltending has been an issue for the Maple Leafs, so thats why the organization added Andersen and Enroth. The No. 1 spot could go to Andersen, but hell quickly learn that Toronto is a long way from the Anaheim Ducks. The 27-year-old will see a lot more action now than he ever did, and it might take him a while to get used to seeing so much rubber. Enroth, 28, has served mostly as a backup in his NHL career, and that will be the same in Toronto.Which?Morgan Rielly?will show up? This is a big season for the developing 22-year-old defenseman. It will be his fourth full season in the NHL, and he needs to contribute more offensively, especially on the power play.Sure thingsEven though William Nylander, 20, has only 22 games of NHL experience from a season ago, upper management knew he was ready even before he made his debut. He had six goals and seven assists for 13 points during those 22 games, but he showed high-end skill and a strong enough hockey sense to make everyone believe hes the real deal. While all eyes will be on Matthews, keep a close look on Nylander as the favorite to win the Calder Trophy (the rule states a player can have no more than 25 NHL games under his belt to still be considered a rookie).Im not sure you can consider Nazem Kadri as a sure thing -- but hes making improvements. The 25-year-old top-line center had 17 goals and 28 assists for 45 points last season, and hell need to boost those numbers in 2016-17. He needs to become a leader on and off the ice for the younger players on the team.PredictionThe Maple Leafs will make strides again this season but ... . The organizations continued progression will be fun to watch, though. Eighth in the Atlantic. Adidas Ryan Callahan Jersey . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. Adidas Jason Garrison Jersey . 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Named after Bernardo Peres de Silva, the first Goan to be Governor during the Portuguese rule, the club was all prepared, with giant-screen TVs, to support the home team.Over the course of 120 minutes, the crowd went through a rollercoaster ride of emotions, lustily cheering Ronaldo, shocked into silence at his injury and early exit, booing Dmitri Payet, whose tackle had led to the injury. The tension grew thicker as the match progressed but the late goal prompted an outbreak of hugs and smiles as Portugal were crowned European champions.We have huge Portuguese support here in Goa, Conrad Baretto, owner of the largest sports community in Goa, the football dug out, said. I have been arranging screenings for more than two years and Brazil, Portugal and Germany have the most supporters here.The Portuguese ruled Goa for 450 years, leaving on 19th December, 1961 - celebrated since then as Liberation Day. Culturally, though, the Portuguese have never left; their customs and traditions remain, in the food, the language, the laissez-faire and in the football.The youngsters do not have that connection, but the adults do, Conrad said. My grandmother is Portuguese, but I only speak a little bit of the language. The current generation shift their interest in teams and change their support to Germany for example, but if you go to Nostalgia (a restaurant in South Goa), you find the hard core Portugal supporters.Chef Fernandos Nostalgia, to give it its full name, is owned by possibly the most passionate Portuguese fan in Goa: Margarida Tavora e Costa. Margarida, half Portuguese, set up the restaurant with her husband Fernando. Ahead of the final, they had prepared a special menu and dressed their staff in red T-shirts. The primary ingredient, Bacalhau, the salted cod thats the staple of Portuguese cuisine, had been imported from Portugal, as was the De Reino olive oil.The menu included Bolinhos do Bacalhau (fish cutlets) as a starter with Bacalhau a bras ou a gomes sa (fish with onions and potatoes) as a main course and Serradura as dessert. These are all authentic Portuguese dishes we will serve foor lunch and dinner today celebrating Portugals entry to final. Adidas Jonathan Drouin Jersey. We are very passionate football lovers and today we are happy to serve our customers authentic Portuguese dishes Margarida said.Champs, a sports store in the heart of Margao, was similarly decked out in Portuguese jerseys, flags, stickers and scarfs. Red and green everywhere. Everybody supports Portugal, Dennie Noronha, the showroom manager, said. Once the World Cup or the European Cup starts, most people in Goa support Portugal or Brazil. Some also want to facepaint and some want a Portuguese sticker for the car.As we were speaking, two women came in and bought a Portuguese flag. I asked them why. The answer was unambigious: We just love Ronaldo.The Portuguese introduced football in Goa, says Francisco Mascarenhas (81). When I was in school we used to play football every day. That was the beginning. All the students were trained to play and it gradually developed. In those days I used to enjoy watching Eusébio. He was my hero. All the Goans during that time had a connection with him.Fransiscos family are what you call the definition of a Portuguese-origin family in Goa. While his observations say a lot about the infatuation of football in the state, his son- in-law gives some more insight.The Portuguese promoted their football through religion. Priests were also involved in the game. If you have noticed most Goan football players have traditionally been Catholics, and this was established through the church, Jesus Ribeiro, a financial consultant in Goa, said.This is probably why the greatest football players from Goa are Clifford Miranda, Climax Lawrence, Joaquim Abranches, Alvito DCunha and Bruno Coutinho. The demographic is changing though, as witnessed by the emergence of Mahesh Gawli and Samir Naik.As the sun rose on Margao, Portugals victory was still being talked about and Ronaldo was being compared - favourably, of course - to Messi for the hundredth time.By sunset Goa will return to its susegad lifestyle - the word, adapted from Portuguese, sums up the laidback nature of this coastal state. For the Goans, this victory means much more than a European Cup. The elders are rekindling memories of their younger days and planning on phoning friends and relatives in Portugal; the young are perhaps listening to these stories in person and creating memories of their own.A continent away from the Stade de France, football has scored another winner. 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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(Sports Network) - With their four-game series knotted up at a game apiece, the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays will face off at the Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon. Andres Felipe Roa Colombia Jersey . The Orioles came away with a 10-6 win on Friday night, taking control of the game early by scoring three runs in each of the first three innings, resulting in an early exit for Toronto rookie Sean Nolin (0-1). Four of Baltimores 16 hits came via the long ball, with J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Danny Valencia all depositing homers. It was Daviss MLB-leading 16th homer and his 45 RBI rank second behind only Miguel Cabrera. Nick Markakis finished 3-for-5 with three RBI out of the leadoff spot, while Manny Machado and Davis also collected three hits. "When we got a ball over the plate, it seemed like we didnt miss it," Markakis said. "Thats the main objective of hitting - when you get your pitch, dont miss it." It wasnt always smooth sailing for Chris Tillman (4-2), as he allowed 10 hits over five innings of work, but he surrendered only three runs while striking out seven to earn the win. For Toronto, Nolin was roughed up in his major-league debut, lasting just 1 1/3 innings while yielding seven hits and six earned runs. He was 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three starts at Double-A New Hampshire prior to his call up. "I think I just had too much energy going," Nolin said. "I kind of felt like I already threw a few innings, kind of wasted some gas without doing anything." The Blue Jays also got involved with the slugfest, as Melky Cabrera, Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie all left the yard as well. Despite piecing together 17 hits, the squad was plagued by leaving nine runners on base. The Orioles will send journeyman right-hander Freddy Garcia to the hill on Saturday. Garcia has been effective in terms of base runners, boasting an impressive WHIP (1.07) and batting average against (.222), but hes allowed six home runs over 22 1/3 innings this season, ultimately resulting in an 0-2 record with a 4.84 ERA. Garcia was solid in a May 20 no-decision versus the Yankees, allowing three hits, two walks and two earned runs in six innings of work. Over the course of his 15-year career, Garcia has made 19 starts against the Blue Jays, going 8-8 with a 5.85 ERA. Toronto will counter with R.A. Dickey. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner has gotten off to a modest start with his new team in 2013, sporting a 4-5 record with a 4.50 ERA. Dickey has curbed his struggles of late with back-to-back gems. After striking out 10 over six innings in a May 14 win over San Francisco, the knuckleballer pitched eight strong innings against Tampa Bay on May 20, allowing four hits and two earned runs in the victory. "Ive felt like Ive been stuck in a quagmire for the last week, two weeks," Dickey said. "So its nice to feel like youve got at least one foot out of it. Im not going to say I feel great ... Im hopeful to continue to progress. But Im not all the way there yet." 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Prescott, meanwhile,?wasnt able to lead the Cowboys to a win against the Giants, but he delivered a credible performance in bringing Dallas within a point of beating their archrivals.Who of the three was best during the opener, though? While weve had some time to digest how Siemian performed since Thursday night, I hustled through the quick turnaround Sunday and rewatched Wentz, Garoppolo and Prescott to get a closer look at where they excelled. To do that, we have to take a look at how the system was built around each of these quarterbacks and what they did to make plays on Sunday. Lets start by taking a closer look in Philadelphia, where the second overall pick made many wonder why he wasnt the first passer off the board in April.Carson WentzUntil the Sunday night game, the most shocking starting debut of Week 1 belonged to Wentz. Wentz was expected to begin the year as Phillys third-stringer as recently as two weeks ago, but the Sam Bradford trade and Wentzs recovery from hairline fractures in his ribs were enough to push the North Dakota State product into Philadelphias starting lineup. Wentz showed he wont be leaving that role anytime soon.Now before saying anything more, its important to preface discussion of Wentzs performance by noting that he was playing the Browns, who may very well end up as footballs worst defense. Six of Clevelands 11 defensive starters have fewer than 10 career starts to their name, and the most veteran player in the lineup was cornerback Tramon Williams, whom Wentz torched for his first touchdown. Fellow corner Joe Haden?took his licks too, surrendering?Wentzs second score. While rookies like Carl Nassib and Emmanuel Ogbah flashed for brief moments, the Browns are not a good defense, and we should judge the performance of the Eagles opponents accordingly.With that caveat, Wentz looked great in his professional debut. He finished 22-of-37 for 278 yards with two scores and zero turnovers -- and I counted four clean drops on a day in which Wentzs passes were often on the money and in safe places. He handled pressure well, moving around effectively inside the pocket while taking just two sacks, one of which was on a busted screen pass that Wentz was smart to eat.Youve probably already seen the highlights of Wentzs two big throws, but theyre worth recounting in more detail. His first touchdown pass was an absolute dime to Jordan Matthews out of the slot on a fade route in which the Eagles clearly wanted to attack Williams in coverage. Nelson Agholor ran what amounted to a dummy route on the outside to prevent the cornerback from sinking into the corner, Wentz kept the safety in the middle of the field, and the throw was right on time. Easy money.But Wentz had a two-play stretch that was even more impressive. It started with the Eagles leaving him on the field for a fourth-and-4. The Browns sent a big blitz up both A-gaps and got a free rusher in Wentzs face, which sends even veteran quarterbacks into a panic. Wentz immediately targeted his hot read in?Zach Ertz, who carried former Eagles safety Jordan Poyer over the line for a first down.On the next play, Wentz made his mark, finding Agholor on?a gorgeous touchdown pass?over Haden, Clevelands top cornerback. The Browns showed a look with two deep safeties before the snap and then rotated one forward and revealed a single-high look afterward. That was all the information Wentz needed. At the time of release, you can see that Agholor has a bit of separation, but he isnt remotely open. Wentz threw the pass 20 yards in advance to the spot where Agholor was going to be and put it in a place where Haden or the safety couldnt make a play:There are promising quarterbacks in this league who havent made a throw that impressive in their entire career. Wentz did it in his first game. For some context, Bradford threw six touchdowns last year on what the NFL defines to be deep passes, which travel 16-plus yards in the air. Wentz threw two in his first game.New coach Doug Pederson didnt put Wentz in a gimmicky offense or simplify the scope of what he might want Wentz to do in the weeks to come. Pederson used some nifty play-calling combinations, like when the Eagles ran a pitch to the left side for a first down and played off it on the very next play, with Wentz planting his foot for the pitch before turning the other way for a bootleg and an easy completion to Ertz. In the shotgun, Pederson installed several RPOs (run-pass options) with Wentz seemingly reading a linebacker at the second level to decide whether he should hand the ball off to his running back or hold the ball for a passing play. (Wentz ran similar RPOs occasionally at North Dakota State.) Late in the game, they ran an RPO in which Wentz got to choose between a running play, screen or slant, correctly opting for the slant to Matthews.It would be wrong to say Wentz was perfect, of course. He held the ball too long on a third-down sack deep in Cleveland territory, and the yardage lost ended up being just enough for Caleb Sturgis field goal attempt to swing wide. A lazy throw on a screen was knocked away by Ogbah. On the busted screen play mentioned earlier, he probably should have thrown it away instead of taking the sack. He picked up an early first down with a hard count, but then later was called for a false start himself. If these are the problems after Week 1, though, the Eagles can hardly complain. It was a very promising start for Philadelphia and its new quarterback.Dak PrescottThe most anticipated debut of the day may have come in Dallas, where Prescott, a rookie fourth-rounder, took his professional bow after a blazing-hot preseason. Prescott kept the Cowboys close by avoiding turnovers but fell just short in a 20-19 loss to the Giants, with a bizarre gaffe from one of his wide receivers costing Dallas its last shot at winning the contest. (More on that in a moment.)Prescott managed to finish without taking a sack or giving the ball away and was impacted by several drops, but his overall performance was nothing spectacular. He finished 25-of-45 for 227 yards, completing under 56 percent of his passes while averaging just over 5 yards per attempt. To put that in context, Prescott was the 100th quarterback to throw exactly 45 passes in a game since 2005. Prescotts completion percentage tied for 76th among those 100 passers. His yardage total tied for 93rd. He was unproductive for throwing such a high number of passes.There were glimpses of the Prescott who blew up in August, but mostly, he was at the helm of a relatively conservative scheme. The new-look Giants defense did an excellent job in run defense, holding Ezekiel Elliott to 51 rushing yards on 20 carries, leaving Prescott in too many third-and-longs. His third-down attempts came with an average of 9 yards to go, and given those restraints, Prescott and his receivers did well to pick up more than half of those conversions when you include penalties.The Giants clearly came into the game with a plan of taking Dez Bryant away and forcing Prescott to throw to his other options, and indeed, Bryant finished with just one catch on five targets for 8 yards, including a semi-drop in the end zone on one of Prescotts better passes of the day. The Giants went with heavier doses of zone coverage early, eschewing blitzes while their linebackers read the run before dropping into deeper zones designed to take away intermediate dig and curl routes. It was only later in the game and in more passing-specific situations that they started to blitz and go with more man coverage, albeit almost always (judging from the broadcast tape) with safety help leaning Dezs way.As a result, Prescott was stuck with a long day of throwing option routes, hitches and drag routes to Cole Beasley and Jason Witten. They were targeted on 26 of Prescotts 45 pass attempts, and the duo gained 131 of his 227 yards. These were often safe, uncontested throws to open targets. Prescott and Beasley should have hooked up for a touchdown when Beasley came open on a blown coverage in the first half, but Prescott lofted the throw too high and it bounced off Beasleys hands.When the Giants didnt need to drop their safeties deep in the red zone, the field shrunk and Prescott didnt have safety valves for easy completions. That has to be disconcerting, and making completions in tighter windows without risking interceptions is a dangerous and difficult game Prescott will have to play. The Cowboys turned their three red zone trips into a total of 13 points, an inefficient performance that ended up costing them the game. The Giants turned their three red zone trips into 21 points.Perhaps most disappointingly, despite an erratic-at-best pass rush from the Giants, we saw little of the dynamism that seemed to surround every Prescott snap during the preseason. He used his feet to avoid pressure effectively, but he only ran the ball twice, once on a broken play and the other as part of a read-option keeper for 11 yards. Prescotts average pass traveled 8.8 yards past the line of scrimmage per ESPN Stats & Informations charting, but he wasnt often successful throwing downfield. On passes the NFL classifies as deep, Prescott went just 1-of-9 for 21 yards, the lone completion coming on?this bootleg and flick of the wrist to Geoff Swaim for 21 yards.As for the final play of the game, when Prescott threw a short pass to Terrance Williams, Im skeptical that the fourth-year wideouts baffling decision to stay inbounds really cost Dallas a serious shot at winning the game. Nobody can doubt that it was shortsighted, of course, but the Cowboys were all bbut already eliminated from the contest. Roger Martinez Jersey. Watch that final pass again, and youll see that Williams catches the ball at the 47-yard line with about 10 seconds to go. It would probably take about two seconds to get out of bounds even if he instantly made it without any tackle attempt from the Giants. Lets say he could have stopped the clock with eight seconds to go. The Cowboys still cant kick from there; Bailey would be attempting a 65-yard field goal, which even for a good kicker is going to be a miracle. Likewise, if Dallas wants to take a shot at the end zone, theyre looking at a Hail Mary. Despite what Aaron Rodgers might tell you, the chances of converting on a Hail Mary are somewhere around 1-2 percent.Dallas best hope, then, would have been for Williams to get out of bounds, allowing Prescott to throw another short pass, get a receiver out of bounds again, and set Bailey up for a long field goal, likely in the 57-yard range. Its not impossible for Bailey to hit from that range -- indeed, he had hit a 56-yarder earlier in the game -- but thats a tall order to ask of any kicker, and it assumes that the Cowboys executed perfectly in getting to the point where Bailey could attempt his kick. As the Williams play itself showed us, thats not always the case.I ran this in Brian Burkes win expectancy simulator (which now powers the win expectancy models at ESPN.com), and it suggested that even if Williams had managed to make his way out of bounds, the Cowboys would have had just a 7 percent chance of winning. Even if you give them a few extra points for running out one of the leagues best kickers in Bailey, their chances were still extremely slim.Jimmy GaroppoloThe night belonged to New Englands new starter. While Garoppolo is not a rookie, his professional career before Sunday consisted of 31 passes over two seasons, most in situations in which the debate of winning and losing had long been settled. This was a trial by fire. It wasnt just Garoppolo on the road against a defense that finished third in DVOA in 2015 and addressed its weakest spot in the offseason by adding one of the Patriots best defenders, Chandler Jones. It was Garoppolo without his best receiver (Rob Gronkowski), best running back (Dion Lewis), and both starting tackles (Nate Solder and Sebastian Vollmer). Guard Jonathan Cooper was the fifth would-be starter missing from the lineup on offense. And the Patriots won anyway.While the Patriots were aided by a well-timed holding penalty and a botched potential game-winning field goal by Chandler Catanzaro on the final drive, they couldnt have beaten the Cardinals without an effective game from Garoppolo, who delivered. He wasnt Tom Brady, but the Eastern Illinois product was able to execute a ruthlessly concise game plan from Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. The Patriots undoubtedly had to change some things with the late unavailability of Gronkowski and Solder, but their scheme was a credit to how the Patriots exploit weaknesses in even great teams.On Sunday night, Arizonas weakness was in its secondary. While Tyrann Mathieu returned to the lineup after tearing his ACL late in the 2015 season, the Cardinals deployed him almost exclusively in deep coverage over the top as a free safety instead of moving him closer to the line of scrimmage. The tactic worked in the sense that Garoppolo never really threw deep over the middle of the field, but it also suggests that the Cardinals arent entirely confident in Mathieus health this early in the season.Instead, the Patriots went after the weakest points in Arizonas secondary. In some spots, that was hybrid defensive back Tyvon Branch, signed away from the Chiefs this offseason and in line to play the sort of position-shifting role Mathieu had in years past. And at cornerback, with Jerraud Powers now in Baltimore and Mathieu limited by his health, the team turned to rookie cornerback Brandon Williams, a third-round pick who was a running back at Texas A&M until last season.In much the same way that McDaniels ruthlessly went after desperately overmatched Baltimore cornerback Rashaan Melvin during the 2014 playoffs in New Englands comeback win, he built a game plan around attacking Arizonas softest spots. The very first play of the game appeared to be a play-action pass with a deep out against Branch built in, only for Garoppolo to make one of a precious few missteps in missing the pass to an open?Chris Hogan. Both Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman would make catches against Branch, while a defensive pass interference penalty on Branch that would have put the ball on Arizonas 1-yard line was nullified by one of New Englands four offensive holding calls.Hogan would be the first of many to have his moment in the sun on Sunday against Williams, who was burnt to a crisp in his first NFL start. Its always exceedingly difficult to diagnose NFL coverages without knowing the play call, especially without coaches tape, but it seemed pretty clear that Williams often wasnt on the same page with the rest of the defense. The most obvious example was on Garoppolos first touchdown pass of the year, a 37-yard bomb to a wide-open Hogan. The newly signed WR was totally unmarked because of clear miscommunication in the Arizona defense. Instead of running upfield with his man, Williams took just a couple of steps with Hogan before releasing the wide receiver and turning back toward the quarterback, suggesting that he thought he had help from a deep safety. Sadly, the Cardinals had rolled just a single-high safety to the middle of the field, and he was distracted by three Patriots receivers on the other side, leaving a breezy pitch-and-catch for Garoppolo and a wide-open Hogan.It was the start of a brutal day for Williams. He appeared to blow another coverage later in the half, carrying a slant in man coverage while the rest of the defenders on his side played a softer zone. The result: a 19-yard gain for Hogan. Then, on a critical third-and-7 just outside the red zone in the third quarter, Williams tried to jump a stick route and broke too late, missing out on both the ball and the tackle as?Malcolm Mitchell gained 28 yards, with the Patriots scoring on the next play. Mistakes by Williams set up each of Garoppolos first two touchdowns.From that point forward, the next two drives were all about picking on Williams or scaring the Cardinals into thinking they were trying to pick on their rookie corner. McDaniels built in some nifty play designs to help, like when the Patriots went with three wideouts to the opposite side of the formation to push Williams into the slot against Edelman and then motioned Edelman back to that opposite side of the formation, effectively isolating him against the rookie. The pass interference call on Branch and a first down against Williams were both wiped out by holding penalties, but the path the Patriots had chosen was clear.By the time the Cardinals adjusted and went to more zone, the Patriots had done just enough to stay in the game and caught a couple of breaks. When the fake screen-and-go combo they dialed up on third-and-15 was sniffed out, Arizonas pass rush faltered and Garoppolo did his best Russell Wilson impersonation in extending the play before finding an open Amendola downfield for a first down. Later, when the Pats had third-and-11 on the edge of field goal range, they called for a draw in the hopes of creating a more manageable kick, only for LeGarrette Blount to rumble for 12 yards and convert, a move so surprising that the Patriots picked up a delay of game immediately afterward.Garoppolo and McDaniels combined to piece together a game plan out of the scraps they had on offense. James White played a bigger role, with the Patriots even splitting him out as a wide receiver and isolating him against safeties on slants, just as the Cardinals were doing the same thing with their halfback, David Johnson, repeatedly throughout the game. Gronkowskis absence led to more playing time for FB?James Develin, as the Patriots?ran heavily behind Bennett, who was excellent as a run-blocker and a useful mismatch as a receiver. McDaniels used an early jet sweep with Edelman as the basis for moving Edelman around the formation as a threat the Cardinals had to honor. He caught all seven of the passes Garoppolo threw to him for a total of 66 yards.The biggest concern with Garoppolo was very reasonable given his lack of experience: He still doesnt have a great feel for pressure. While he did make a couple of nifty moves to get away from a steady stream of Cardinals blitzers, Garoppolo had a few plays in which he didnt sense the rush and either had to panic to get the ball away or was hit as he tried to do so. He lost a fumble on third down when the move would have been to take a sack and punt.?It would be insane to expect Garoppolo to handle pressure as well as Brady in his first career start, but its a clear place for likely growth in the weeks to come.Which of the three played best in Week 1? Without adjusting for degree of difficulty, its fair to say that Wentz looked the best, given how smooth he was in and around the pocket and the quality of his throws downfield. After you consider the quality of the opposition and the talent missing from his lineup, though, I think most would give the nod to Garoppolo, who became just the fourth quarterback (after Wilson, Colin Kaepernick?and, somewhat bizarrely, Nick Foles) to beat Bruce Arians in Arizona. Hell have it far easier in the weeks to come, given that the Pats now get the Dolphins, Texans and Bills at home before Brady comes back in Week 5. There isnt going to be a quarterback controversy in Foxborough, but Pats fans can have even more confidence that theyll be able to get by until Brady returns and hope for what the future will look like after Brady leaves for good. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. Evan Engram Jersey . - When the Diamondbacks and Dodgers get together, its bound to be close. Six of their seven games this season have been decided by three runs or less, and the latest was even tighter. Willie Bloomquist put Arizona ahead with a bases-loaded, two-run infield single off Los Angeles closer Brandon League in a four-run ninth inning, helping the D-backs rally for a 5-4 victory on Monday night. "Its going to come down to the last at-bat against them," Bloomquist said. "I was just trying to stay up the middle. I didnt hit it great but sometimes direction is better than hitting it hard." Diamondbacks closer Heath Bell then barely held on as Arizona won its fifth straight against the Dodgers and improved to 6-1 against them this season, including a three-game sweep in May. "Heath kept his composure," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Guys buckled down and they didnt give in." The D-backs closed to 3-2 on pinch-hitter Jason Kubels infield single to second base that scored Martin Prado, who singled with one out in the ninth. Gerardo Parra doubled to deep centre before League walked pinch-hitter Didi Gregorius to load the bases. Bloomquist hit a sharp grounder that shortstop Nick Punto stopped with a dive behind second base but couldnt hold onto the ball and Parra and Josh Wilson, running for Kubel, scored to give the D-backs a 4-3 lead, their first of the game. "The groundball with the bases loaded, it was just an inch away from being an out," League said. "But I didnt do my job in the ninth and I got an L for it." Peter Moylan replaced League and gave up a RBI single to Paul Goldschmidt, making it 5-3. Juan Uribe pulled the Dodgers to 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth with a solo homer off Bell. Tim Federowicz followed with a double that glanced off the glove of right fielder Parra. "I made a mistake and they got a hit," Bell said. "The Dodgers are really hot right now. It was just a good win for us." Pinch-hitter Skip Schumaker sacrificed Federowicz to third on Prados fielding error, but Bell retired three in a row to finish for his 12th save. Tony Sipp (3-1) pitched one-third of an inning for the victory. "Nobody is giving in ever," Arizona starter Wade Miley said. "We battled and battled and battled, got opportunities and made it work." League (2-3) gave up four runs and four hits, struck out one and walked one in two-thirds of an inning for the loss. Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig went 3 for 4 with a strikeout while hitting fourth in the lineup after batting leadoff in his first seven big league games last week. He was named NL player of the week on Monday for his stellar performance that featured 13 hits in 28 at-bats, four home runs and 10 RBIs. Puigs single loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth, but Jerry Hairston Jr. grounded into a double play to third and Andre Ethier flied out to centre to end the inning. Mark Ellis homer in the fifth extended the Dodgers lead to 3-1. He went 3 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored. Uribe snapped a 1-all tie with his broken-bat double that scored Hairston, who singled and took second on Ethiers single. Puig opened the inning with a single, and tried to eke out an extra base on Hairstons hit but was thrown out at third by right fielder Parra. Arizonas first run came on Miguel Monteros RBI single in the second that tied the game 1-1. Parra robbed Federowicz of extra bases with a catch at the wall leading off the seventh. Federowicz hit the first pitch from Charles Brewer, who was making his major league debut after being called up earlier Monday. Miley gave up three runs and nine hits, struck out four and walked two. 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Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. Janoris Jenkins Jersey . 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.giantsrookiesproshop.com/nat-berhe-giants-jersey/ . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organization. Scott Brooks returns to familiar territory Wednesday night, though the view will be very different.Brooks Washington Wizards (6-10) head to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder (11-8), the first time the coach will face the team he coached for seven seasons.Thats a little ambitious if Im thinking theyre gonna give me an ovation, Brooks said Tuesday night, then added that he was hoping for a warm response.After taking a year off, Brooks took over as Wizards coach in April. Brooks first NBA head coaching gig was with the Thunder, from 2008-15. He went 338-207 with the Thunder, going from 22-47 in his first season to 50-32 in his second. Brooks coached the 2012 team to the NBA Finals, with Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and James Harden.Brooks built strong relationships with Durant and Westbrook, and became known for his loyalty to his players, as well as for his winning.Scotty, hes my guy, honestly, Westbrook said. He gave me a real shot to be able to do some of the things and kind of let me go out there and make mistakes.When Westbrook made those mistakes, Brooks always had my back.Brooks was fired in 2015 after the Thunder missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Hed taken the franchise to the playoffs for five straight seasons.We had a great run, Brooks said. Unfortunately it ended for me, but thats the business were in. I have a lot of respect for the organization. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the plaayers that I coached. Darian Thompson Jersey. When Brooks was fired, Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the decision was not a reflection of this past season, but rather an assessment of what we feel is necessary at this point in time in order to continually evolve, progress and sustain.Presti and Brooks have spoken very little since Brooks said Tuesday. Brooks said that hes looking forward to his return, but also not looking back.I appreciate the opportunity [Presti] gave me, Brooks said. Theres no hard feelings. Its always a difficult decision for him to make and for me to handle. But you always have a choice on everything, to be better from it or be bitter and frustrated. I was disappointed, but I should have been. But thats part of it.In a statement to The Oklahoman, Presti said, When you look at the history of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Scott holds a special place. We all have great appreciation and respect for his contributions as the head coach of the Thunder during his tenure here. I know everyone is looking forward to seeing him back on the sidelines in The Peake.He set the tone for a lot of guys coming into the league and what it was like to be a professional and how we go about our work and our business, Thunder forward Nick Collison said. 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SAN JOSE, Calif. Javier Hernandez Jersey . -- Instead of sagging after giving up a late tying goal, the San Jose Sharks went on the attack.Patrick Marleau scored with 22.5 seconds left and the Sharks rebounded after giving up a goal 35 seconds earlier to win their third straight game, 3-2 over the New York Islanders on Friday.It was just get right back out there and go after it, Marleau said. You dont like to see another team tying it up that late in the game, but I think we had the right mindset going right back out there and trying to get the win right away.Nick Leddy had tied it for New York with a one-timer off a feed from John Tavares with 57.1 seconds left, but the Sharks bounced back quickly.Brent Burns took a shot from the point that Marleau deflected in the slot past Thomas Greiss for the winner that helped San Jose improve to 7-2 at home this season.Its big to get a win after Thanksgiving, Burns said. You always worry if the legs are going to show up, or if the turkeys going to show up. Its nice to see the boys were skating and working.Joe Pavelski and Burns scored 34 seconds apart in the second period, and backup Aaron Dell made 26 saves for the Sharks. Dell has earned both of his wins this season against the IslandersAnders Lee scored his third goal in two games for New York, and Greiss made 25 saves. The Islanders have one win in eight road games this season and no regulation wins of any kind since Nov. 7. This marked the second straight game New York allowed the tiebreaking goal in the final three minutes of regulation.Its just frustrating, coach Jack Capuano said. For whatever reason right now, hockey gods arent with us.After a listless start in the rare home matinee that saw the Sharks trailing after Lees power-play goal, San Jose took over the play midway through the first period. Joe Thornton missed the net on a penalty shot and Greiss was sharp early against his former team to keep New York in front.But a quick flurry early in the second period changed that and put San Jose in control. It started following a defensive zone faceoff for the Sharks after an icing. Matt Nieto had a quick breakout pass to Chris Tierney, who fed an open Pavelski on a two-on-one for a one-timer that tied it.Less than a minute later, Burns shot from just inside the red line deflected off defenseman Calvin de Haans stick and beat Greiss to put San Jose up 2-1.It was just a knuckle-puck, Greiss said. Those happen with the funny bounces. You dont want to let them in but sometimes it happens.The Islanders have struggled to score away from home with just 15 goals in eight road games. Captain John Tavares has none of them and missed a golden chance at a potential tying goal in the second period against San Jose.After Burns turned over the puck in his zone, Bailey fed Tavares for what looked like an easy tap-in into an open net. But Tavares pushed the puck wide and the Sharks remained on top 2-1.Tavares then was stopped in front early in the third period as Dell came up big in just his third career start.He does have a great demeanor for a backup goalie, coach Peter DeBoer said. He works hard. Hes composed. Theres no panic. I think our team feeds off of that.Game notes San Jose F Tommy Wingels left in the first period with an undisclosed injury. ... Islanders F Cal Clutterbuck returned to the lineup after missing one game with an upper-body injury. ... 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Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals.DETROIT -- James Shields and Danny Duffy were too much for the Detroit Tigers offence. Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in Kansas Citys 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night to give the Royals a sweep of a day-night doubleheader. Kansas City won the first game 2-1 as Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and pitched a combined two-hitter. "Huge day for us. Shields came back and, basically, matched the outing that Duffy had," said Eric Hosmer, who homered in each game. Royals pitching held the Tigers to a run and six hits combined in the two games. "You play 18 innings against a team like that and give up one run, youre doing something special," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he isnt worried about his AL Central-leading club. "Its not a concern. We got what we got. Its pretty simple," he said. "Both teams got great pitching, and we didnt must enough offence." The Royals gained two games on Detroit to move within 6 1/2 games of the Tigers. "We wanted to come in here and make a statement against these guys," Yost said. Shields (8-8) won his fourth game in his past five starts. He walked four and struck out one. "Tonight I was pounding the strike zone but just missing with some of my pitches," Shields said. " ... Ive been pitching well all season. Ive got a lot of quality starts. Thats what I care about, not wins and losses." The Tigers threatened against Shields in the second and third innings. In the second, a walk to Andy Dirks and Brayan Penas single gave Detroit runners on first and second with one out. But Shields got both Ramon Santiago and Jose Iglesias to hit pop-ups to the shortstop to get out of the inning. But the biggest potential rally came in the third when the right-hander walked Austin Jackson to lead off the third inning and Torii Hunter singled him to second. But Shields retired the next three hitters, using mostly his change-up. Miguel Cabrera was retired on weak roller to Shields between the mound and first base on which the runners moved up to second and third. But Prince Fielder hit a short fly ball to left fielder Alex Gordon. Despite Jacksons speed, it wasnt nearly deep enough for him to score. Shields then got Victor Martinez to line out to right to end the inning. "Its huge, especially with their lineup and who was coming up," Shields said. "Youve got Miggy, Fielder and Victor, whose one of the hottest hitters in the league ... and Miggy, the best hitter in the league." Luke Hochevar pitched a perfect eighth and Greg Holland worked the ninth, allowing a hit, for his 34th save. He had saves in both games of the doubleheader. Jose Alvarez (1-3), called up from Triple-A Toledo to make the start, took the loss. He gave up two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings, walking three and striking out five. Alvarezs only big mistakes came in the third with two outs. He walked Jamey Carroll and Hosmer followed with his second home run of the day, that gave the Royals a 2-0 lead. Hosmer blasted Alvarezs 1-1 change-up deep into the right-field stands for his 14th homer. "I felt good, but I made one big mistake," Alvarez said. "Im here to win games for this team, and I didnt do that, so Im disappointed." Alvarez was replaced by Jeremy Bonderman with two outs in the sixth. Bonderman got the final out of that inning and the first two outs of the seventh before being replaced by Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque. Carrolls sacrifice fly in the seventh made it 3-0. It was an unearned run off Bonderman, whose throwing error on an attempted pickoff throw sent Chris Getz from first to third. He scored on the sac fly. Duffy (1-0) beat Justin Verlander in the opener. Duffy was called up from Triple-A Omaha to make his second big league start of the season, and didnt allow a hit until Cabreras hard-hit, two out single in the sixth. "I was glad that they finally got one, honestly, because I just wanted to pitch," said Duffy, who underwent Tommy John surgery. "I wanted to protect this arm." Kelvin Herrera replaced Duffy in the seventh and retired the side in order. Aaron Crow worked the eighth and allowed Santiagos pinch-hit home run leading off the inning. Crow got the next three batters. "Would have liked to have been able to accomplish two things, win and keep the bullpen fresh," Verlander said. "Just didnt happen that way. Felt like I threw the ball well. Just their guys pitched extremely well, which is theyve done all year." Verlander (12-9) allowed two runs and seven hits in eight innings. He struck out five and didnt walk a batter. "Our pitching was terrific tonight, both of them," Leylandd said. Rafael Marquez Jersey. "Im certainly not going to nitpick what they did." Kansas City made it 2-0 on consecutive doubles leading off the seventh by Justin Maxwell and Emilio Bonifacio. NOTE: With two outs in the second inning of the first game, Bonafacio hit a soft liner that Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias reached to his right to catch on the backhand. The ball popped out of his glove back over Iglesias head, but he twisted his body to catch it for the innings final out. ... In the eighth, Bonifacio, playing centre field, and right fielder David Lough collided after Bonifacio made a running catch of Cabreras long drive on the warning track in deep right-centre. ... It was the Royals first doubleheader sweep in Detroit since Aug. 5, 1984. ... Royals manager Ned Yost said third baseman Mike Moustakas, who has been out since leaving Mondays game with a tight calf, would do some work on the field on Friday to assess his progress. ... The Royals Billy Butler continued his mastery of Verlander in the first game. Butler was 2 for 3 to run his career mark against the Tigers star to 27-for-62 (. 435). ... Saturdays scheduled starters are Wade Davis (6-9, 5.29 ERA) for Kansas City against Doug Fister (10-6. 3.60) for Detroit. Miguel Cabrera was retired on weak roller to Shields between the mound and first base on which the runners moved up to second and third. But Prince Fielder hit a short fly ball to left fielder Alex Gordon. Despite Jacksons speed, it wasnt nearly deep enough for him to score. Shields then got Victor Martinez to line out to right to end the inning. Luke Hochevar pitched a perfect eighth and Greg Holland worked the ninth, allowing a hit, for his 34th save. He had saves in both games of the doubleheader. Jose Alvarez (1-3), called up from Triple-A Toledo to make the start, took the loss. He gave up two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings, walking three and striking out five. Alvarezs only big mistakes came in the third with two outs. He walked Jamey Carroll and Hosmer followed with his second home run of the day, that gave the Royals a 2-0 lead. Hosmer blasted Alvarezs 1-1 pitch deep into the right-field stands for his 14th homer. Alvarez was replaced by Jeremy Bonderman with two outs in the sixth. Bonderman got the final out of that inning and the first two outs of the seventh before being replaced by Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque. Carrolls sacrifice fly in the seventh made it 3-0. It was an unearned run off Bonderman, whose throwing error on an attempted pickoff throw sent Chris Getz from first to third. He scored on the sac fly. Duffy (1-0) beat Justin Verlander in the opener. Duffy was called up from Triple-A Omaha to make his second big league start of the season, and didnt allow a hit until Cabreras hard-hit, two out single in the sixth. "I was glad that they finally got one, honestly, because I just wanted to pitch," said Duffy, who underwent Tommy John surgery. "I wanted to protect this arm." Kelvin Herrera replaced Duffy in the seventh and retired the side in order. Aaron Crow worked the eighth and allowed Santiagos pinch-hit home run leading off the inning. Crow got the next three batters. "Would have liked to have been able to accomplish two things, win and keep the bullpen fresh," Verlander said. "Just didnt happen that way. Felt like I threw the ball well. Just their guys pitched extremely well, which is theyve done all year." Verlander (12-9) allowed two runs and seven hits in eight innings. He struck out five and didnt walk a batter. Kansas City made it 2-0 on consecutive doubles leading off the seventh by Justin Maxwell and Emilio Bonifacio. NOTE: With two outs in the second inning of the first game, Bonafacio hit a soft liner that Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias reached to his right to catch on the backhand. The ball popped out of his glove back over Iglesias head, but he twisted his body to catch it for the innings final out. ... In the eighth, Bonifacio, playing centre field, and right fielder David Lough collided after Bonifacio made a running catch of Cabreras long drive on the warning track in deep right-centre. ... It was the Royals first doubleheader sweep in Detroit since Aug. 5, 1984. ... Royals manager Ned Yost said third baseman Mike Moustakas, who has been out since leaving Mondays game with a tight calf, would do some work on the field on Friday to assess his progress. ... The Royals Billy Butler continued his mastery of Verlander in the first game. Butler was 2 for 3 to run his career mark against the Tigers star to 27-for-62 (. 435). ... 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New Blackburn manager Owen Coyle says the onus is on him to win over the fans after his appointment was met with protests in some quarters. Igor Larionov Jersey . Rovers have a fierce rivalry with their East Lancashire neighbours Burnley and Coyle has previously managed the Clarets, as well as Bolton and Wigan.Within hours of his appointment, Blackburn fans launched a petition calling for his dismissal - although the fans say they are more concerned about his managerial record than the time he spent at Burnley. Coyle has signed a two-year deal at Blackburn (picture courtesy of Blackburn Rovers FC) Asked about the hostile response his appointment had generated, Coyle told Sky Sports News HQ: I understand that. It is an intense rivalry between the local clubs, that goes without saying.I am from Glasgow and grew up a Glasgow Celtic supporter but I can assure you that, whatever team I played for, whatever team I have managed, I have poured my heart and my soul into the job, and that is what I will do here at Blackburn Rovers.I certainly understand their opinion and I accept it for what it is. But I know that the job for us is to get a team on the field here that can win and be pleasing on the eye and give the Blackburn Rovers supporters something to genuinely shout about. Coyle in charge at Blackburn Blackburn have appointed former Burnley and Bolton boss Owen Coyle as their new manager I am not naive. I think whatever club you come into, there are always an element of fans you have to win over. Given the rivalry it might be more so here, and I have got no problem with that.The biggest single thing is the club. Players, managers come and go, the one constant is the supporters, and I certainly understand the onus is on myself and my staff to put a team on the field that will have the fans saying I really enjoy watching that team, Im proud of that team.I know I cannot walk in here and everything will be really smooth, that is the nature of the rivalry.What I also know is we will leave no stone unturned to give this fantastic fanbase a team they can be proud of. Also See: Coyle in charge at Blackburn Eight players leave Blackburn Lambert wins final Blackburn game Blackburn video Christopher Tanev Jersey . Neymar curled home a free kick from just outside the area to put the 2014 World Cup host ahead in the 44th minute. Three minutes after the break, a simple through pass from Paulinho freed Oscar and the Chelsea star rounded goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong to extend Brazils lead. Daniel Sedin Jersey . 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They did it in 19 straight from Sept. 7-27, 1999. The major league record is 27 set by Texas in 2002. Ibanez, who also had an RBI double in the first, has 34 home runs since turning 40 on June 2, 2012. He hit only 28 home runs in 371 games before that birthday. Joe Saunders (8-8) worked seven scoreless innings and allowed five hits. He walked two and struck out five. He is 5-3 with a 2.37 in his last nine starts. In 17 career starts at Safeco Field, he is 11-3 with a 2.62 ERA. Jerome Williams (5-5), who lasted just 3 1-3 innings, gave up six runs and seven hits. He entered 4-1 with a 2.74 ERA in 10 career appearances against Seattle. The Angels had back-to-back doubles in the second, but didnt score. Mark Trumbo hit a one-out double into the right-centre gap. Alberto Callaspo then lofted a ball down the right-field line that landed in front of three fielders and just inside the line. Alexander Edler Jersey. Trumbo had to hold up, and couldnt score. Saunders struck out the next two batters. Seager opened the second with a homer to right, his 15th. That extended his hitting streak to 12 games, his third double-digit run this season. Ibanez started the Mariners four-run fourth with his first homer of the night. Mike Zunino, who had a career-high three hits, and Dustin Ackley had RBI singles in the fourth. Another run scored on Garrett Richards wild pitch. Richards gave up Ibanezs two-out shot in the seventh. On the next pitch, Morales homered over the centre-field wall, his 14th of the season. The Mariners have hit back-to-back homers this season, with five started by Ibanez. With Saunders gone, the Angels had a three-run eighth off three relievers. Mike Trout had a RBI triple, Albert Pujols had a RBI single, and Trumbo added an RBI. NOTES: The Mariners sent RHP Erasmo Ramirez, who started Thursday, to Class A Everett and RHP Blake Beavan to Triple-A Tacoma. LHP Bobby LaFromboise and RHP Hector Noesi were recalled. The club wants to keep Ramirez in rotation during the All-Star break. Seattle also wants Beavan to establish a starting role. It is LaFromboises second stint with the Mariners and Noesis third. . Los Angeles RHP Tommy Hanson (right forearm strain) will throw a simulated game Saturday. Three other pitchers, RHP Ryan Madson (right elbow), LHP Sean Burnett (left elbow impingement), and LHP Jason Vargas (blood clot) are throwing but not close to returning. 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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