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The NBA All-Star weekend may be over, but the battle hasn't stopped completely-especially if you're a keen 2K20 player. The All-Star Flash Pack eliminated some ridiculous cards, including the NBA veteran Vince Carter's Galaxy Opal edition and pink LeBron James, but one of them appeared to others It stands out. Many argue that the greatest man of all time, Michael Jordan, has received the Galactic Opal Card, which is crazy. This is a perfect card. Buy NBA 2K20 MT at GameMS will help you get it easily, which is very cost-effective.


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Nike Hommes 2020 designed a special edition Air Jordan 3 8 Kobe Pack back in 2016 as a tribute to Kobe Bryant’s 20 years in the NBA. This special edition Air Jordan 3 took the iconic "White Cement" Air Jordan 3 color blocking and customized it for Kobe with Purple and Yellow accents. Part of the Kobe Jordan Pack, alongside an Air Jordan 8 PE, these were never released to the public and only gift to friends and family. The sneaker boasts iconic elephant print elements, as well as a Home White leather upper and Lakers-inspired gold and purple details on the heel, eyelets, Jumpman logo, and lining.
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From that point, the NBA and Take-Two needed to figure out how to source the best players around earth, Donohue said. Approximately 72,000 players initially qualified for the combine, however, after only a month, both the firm and the league were able to pare that number down. In fact, at one point, the players were so great the NBA and Take-Two needed to make the game more challenging to play. "We understood that we had a specific manner or specific variant of the match, the gameplay themselves want to become balanced," video game programmer Chien Yu stated.

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ATHENS, Ga. Desmond Mason Jersey . -- Tennessee works on the play every week in practice, just in case.Throw it up and hope for the best.It couldnt have worked out any better: a Hail Mary that gave the Volunteers their most improbable comeback yet.Jauan Jennings hauled in a 43-yard pass from Joshua Dobbs on the final play, leaving No. 11 Tennessee with a stunning 34-31 victory over No. 25 Georgia after the Bulldogs appeared to win the game on a long TD pass of their own with 10 seconds remaining Saturday.It was a crazy play, stuff you dream about, Dobbs said.In all, the teams combined for three touchdowns in the final 3 minutes.The Vols (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a double-digit deficit for the fourth time in five games, but none of the others were like this. Not even close. The SEC East rivals packed a whole games worth of action into a back-and-forth ending, starting with Tennessee going ahead for the first time all afternoon by recovering a Georgia fumble in the end zone with 2:56 to go.Then it was the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-2), going ahead when Jacob Eason tossed a 47-yard touchdown pass to fellow freshman Riley Ridley.With the Sanford Stadium crowd celebrating like their team had won, Tennessee took the kickoff into position to take one shot at the end zone.Dobbs hurled a towering pass that the 6-foot-3 Jennings didnt really have that much trouble bringing down . He leaped above the scrum to make the catch, and then landed on his back as everyone on the Tennessee bench charged the field to celebrate.I just know to go get it, Jennings said.While the Vols whooped it up with their small, orange-clad contingent in a corner of the Sanford Stadium, Georgia straggled off the field in disbelief.Ive never been part of something like that, said Greg Pyke, a senior offensive lineman. We won the game. Then, next thing you know, we lost the game. Its heartbreaking.Georgias early 17-0 lead had been trimmed to 24-21 when Eason dropped back to pass from his own end zone, tried to pull the ball down and was crushed by two Tennessee defenders, Derek Barnett and Cortez McDowell. The ball came loose and Corey Vereen fell on it for a touchdown.That wound up being an afterthought.Eason had another turnover, this one an interception by Malik Foreman, but Georgia used a couple of its timeouts, held defensively and got the ball back again. This time, the young quarterback came through, quickly driving the Bulldogs past midfield and finding Ridley streaking behind two defenders down the left sideline.But Tennessee still had time, especially after an excessive celebration penalty forced the Bulldogs to kick off from their own 20.Evan Berrys 20-yard return got the Vols in range to throw one up. When Jennings brought it down, Tennessee coach Butch Jones sank to his knees, overcome with emotion, while Vols running back Alvin Kamara sprawled out on his back, seemingly in disbelief.We have the most competitive team in the nation, Dobbs said. Theres no quit in this team.THE TAKEAWAYTennessee: The Vols have gained a commanding position in the SEC East with back-to-back victories over Florida and Georgia, likely to be their two leading challengers in the division race. That not only puts Tennessee ahead in the standings, but provides a tiebreaker edge that could come in handy at the end of the season.Georgia: The Bulldogs have now lost two in a row in the SEC, a huge blow to their hopes of contending for a division championship in Kirby Smarts first season as coach. It will be interesting to see how they bounce back from such a devastating loss.CHUBBS ANKLEGeorgia running back Nick Chubb suited up after spraining his ankle in a 45-14 loss to Ole Miss.He got in the game on the Bulldogs second possession, running for a 3-yard gain while the crowd cheered wildly.That would be his only carry.Sony Michel started and finished with 91 yards on 16 carries, while freshman Brian Herrien ran 15 times for 77 yards.POLL IMPLICATIONSTennessee could move back into the Top 10, while Georgia is sure to tumble out of the rankings for the first time this season when The Associated Press poll comes out Sunday. The Bulldogs barely hung on to the final spot after their big loss at Ole Miss.UP NEXTTennessee: The Vols are facing their third straight game against a ranked opponent, and another tough one on the road, when they travel to College Station to take on No. 9 Texas A&M (5-0). It doesnt get any easier after that, either. No. 1 Alabama visits Neyland Stadium on Oct. 15, finishing off the toughest part of Tennessees schedule.Georgia: The Bulldogs hit the road to face another SEC East rival, South Carolina (2-3, 1-3).---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: http://collegefootball.ap.org Gary Payton Jersey . The home side created most of the chances but struggled to break down Braunschweigs resilient defence, resulting in the Bundesligas 1,000th scoreless draw. Seattle Supersonics Gear . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. https://www.supersonicsjerseys.com/1130s-vladimir-radmanovic-jersey-supersonics.html . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Defensive coordinators game-planning for Florida State are going to have to expand their strategy on containing Dalvin Cook now that the running back has added another element to his game that will add to their headaches.The junior now is a receiving threat out of the back field.Cook is the first Seminoles running back in nearly 10 years to be coming off a 100-yard receiving game. Lorenzo Booker had 117 yards in the 2006 Emerald Bowl against UCLA.If thats what Ive got to do, Ill do it, said Cook about being more of a receiver. For the defense most of their focus is on the run game. Weve got guys who can make plays.Including Cook, of course. In last Mondays win over No. 19 Mississippi, he had career highs with seven receptions for 101 yards. On Saturday, the third-ranked Seminoles play against Charleston Southern (1-1), a Football Championship Subdivision team.Coach Jimbo Fisher said during preseason camp that his goal was to get Cook 18-25 touches per game. He had 30 against Ole Miss for 192 yards and averaged 6.4 yards per play. He joined Ohio States Curtis Samuel and Ohios Papi White as the only running backs to have over 100 yards receiving last week.Cook is already a matchup problem for linebackers once he gets to the second level as a runner. As a receiver he is an even bigger threat because it is hard for linebackers to cover him one-on-one.He was wondering why he was running a lot of routes during the preseason but it paid off, receiver Kermit Whitfield said. I told him during camp they (opponents) are going to stack the box and that is going to leave a mismatch somewhere. When you are out here they are going to have a linebacker and you can beat them. On a night when four Florida State players had five or more receptions, Cookks seven were second on the team to Bobo Wilsons nine. Marvin Webster Jersey. Fisher is also hoping that using Cook more as a receiver will allow the running back to take less of a beating. Cook dealt with hamstring and ankle injuries the second half of last season and had shoulder surgery at the end of spring drills this past April.Cooks receiving could also help improve his NFL draft stock since most expect this to be his last season at Florida State. Scouts already consider Cook to be an every-down back who is an above-average blocker in pass protection, but there have been lingering questions about his hands as a receiver.One area that Cook will be looking to improve on Saturday is hanging on to the ball. He had three fumbles last season but against Ole Miss he fumbled the ball en route to a sure touchdown on a catch which led to a field goal. There was also a botched handoff in the first half with quarterback Deondre Francois.I dont know how it happened, but you want to correct it though, Cook said.When it comes to big plays, though, Cook doesnt believe it has to be an either or when it comes to receiving and running the ball.He hopes to get return to his other strength, which is breaking big runs out of the backfield.Cook averaged 198.8 rushing yards, including 8.1 yards per carry in home games last season. Eight of his 13 touchdowns were on runs of 20 yards or more.While Charleston Southerns defense is allowing an average of 3.8 yards per carry, the Buccaneers will have their hands full containing Cook.---Online: AP College Football website www.collegefootball.ap.org . Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/joereedy . ' ' '
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LEXINGTON, Ky. Jim Lee Hunt Jersey . -- Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night to honor Gays 15-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot over the weekend.Gay stood on the track at Lexingtons Lafayette High School where he and daughter Trinity Gay excelled, and he thanked people for showing support following the girls death early Sunday after gunfire erupted outside a Lexington restaurant. The teens mother, Shoshana Boyd, also was present amid the crowd honoring her memory.I want you guys to love each other, have peace and protect each other, said Gay, who added that he was numb from crying over her death. Thats what Trinity would have wanted. ... Life is not a joke.Many in the crowd wore pink and purple -- Trinity Gays favorite colors -- and some held balloons of those same hues that were later released into the air. Several pairs of track spikes hung from a fence along with a baton that said In Memory of Trinity.Three men charged in connection with the shooting pleaded not guilty Monday and face an Oct. 25 court date. The three appeared via video before Fayette County, Kentucky, District Court Judge T. Bruce Bell.Bell set bail at $5,000 each for Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his son, DMarkeo Taylor, 19, on wanton endangerment charges. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, is charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bail was set at $12,500.Bell will assign attorneys for two of them. The younger Taylor already has a lawyer.Lexington police say Middlebrooks was in the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant early Sunday and fired multiple shots in the incident in which Trinity Gay was shot. Court records said the Taylors acknowledged firing shots.Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said police dont believe Trinity Gay was in either of the two vehicles involved.Gay told The Associated Press on Monday evening that in talking with police, he believed his daughter was an innocent bystander. But he said authorities didnt reveal details of their investigation.Tyson Gay said he and his daughter were very close, according to Lexington TV station WLEX, which spoke to him Sunday.Its so crazy. I have no idea wha
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The McLaren Report Part II, released Friday, is the fourth major investigative document on Russian doping to be published in the past 13 months. Air Max 270 React Winter . All were commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. All were initially prompted by whistleblowers combined with journalistic pressure rather than proactive internal questioning and probing.Each has added a layer of understanding to the scope of centralized sabotage in Russia, where the tentacles extended from the government out onto the field of play. The countrys political-athletic-industrial complex reacted to each new anti-doping initiative with the organic response of antibiotic-resistant bacteria: It mutated and persevered. More than 1,000 athletes in 30 sports have been shown to be involved so far. Every major international competition within the past five years has been compromised on a scale that exceeds even the most cynical suspicions.There is enough revision needed to the medal standings that the International Olympic Committee really should schedule a midterm Games just to conduct fresh podium ceremonies -- assuming, that is, that the new recipients were tested as well. Because the most obvious conclusion to be drawn from the cumulatively numbing information on the table is that the current anti-doping infrastructure is far too easily gamed -- by Russia or by any individual, sport or nation with sufficient will and wile. As my British colleagues would say, it isnt fit for purpose.Never has the gap between cheaters and testers been so well-illuminated. As usual, that spotlight has been directed far too late to benefit any athletes who followed the rules. Such a gap is inevitable to some degree, but Russias system also flourished because the entities that run international sport are wired to protect their own turf rather than the grass, asphalt, hardwood, ice and snow where athletes compete.Wed like sports to be straightforward, and sometimes they are perversely so. Russias motive was plain -- a piddling three gold medals in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games -- and some tools eventually used in that service were MacGyver-esque in their simplicity: Water and salt and instant coffee to alter dirty urine samples. Coke and baby bottles to stash clean urine for future swaps. Slim strips of metal to break into supposedly tamper-proof sample bottles and a pass-through hole in the wall at the Sochi 2014 laboratory.Much of this was previewed in Canadian law professor Richard McLarens first report, released in July three weeks before the Rio Summer Games to some controversy because of reliance on testimony from former Moscow lab director Grigory Rodchenkov.Rodchenkov, who first described?his experience to the New York Times last spring, adroitly played both sides of the fence, developing the science for better detection of steroid use while simultaneously crafting the methodology to beat it. (Fridays report also states Rodchenkov moonlighted as a Russian federal secret agent.) This is a meme often repeated in sports doping, where research can serve dark and light purposes equally well.McLaren Part II turned to forensic evidence to see if Rodchenkovs claims could be substantiated. The professor notes that many witnesses are still reluctant to cooperate because of fears for their safety, and many urine samples remain beyond his reach, long since destroyed or sealed up in the Moscow lab by Russian investigators, a label that should be an oxymoron by now.However, the testing McLaren was able to commission, and the correspondence and data lifted from Rodchenkovs hard drive, revealed enough to corroborate Part I of the report.There wasnt always enough clean or altered urine to switch for dirty samples. DNA testing showed that urine from different athletes was mixed. Russias most prominent athletes were placed on protected lists from the start, their samples automatically misreported as negative in the databases of the Moscow lab and WADA, or earmarked for swapping at competitions. The womens hockey team was elevated to that status on the eve of the Sochi Games, but equality of treatment in Russias national game proved elusive. Execution was sloppy. Male DNA found its way into two of their urine samples.At that point, Russia had gotten away with so much that it seemed unlikely that would ever surface.Isolated attempts to expose the system were ignored, shelved or undermined until it was no longer possible to do so, as was the case with the whistleblowing Stepanovs. McLaren highlights another example that is just as glaring in retrospect: The December 2012 email sent by discus thrower Darya Pishchalnikova straight to the WADA database, addressed to the presidents of the IOC, WADA and IAAF, track and fields governing body.The text of the email is included in the hundreds of pages of evidence posted by McLarens team on a searchable website. Its unclear whether wording is original or translated, but its content is unmistakable: Pishchalnikova, an Olympic silver medalist, had been busted. She didnt think it was fair, and she pointed the powers that be toward what she knew about bribery and sample-swapping.Its hard to parse whether she was being heroic or vindictive or both, but that doesnt really matter. There was no chance her tip was going to be pursued. Subsequent events have implicated the IAAF in the cover-up. Neither WADA -- which already had two-plus years of damning correspondence from Vitaly Stepanov at that point -- nor the IOC wanted any part of lifting the curtain. Soon enough, Pishchalnikova was suspended by her own federation.The evidence against Russia should lead to the kind of broad sanctions rejected by the IOC before the Rio Games. No international competitions should be held in a country with a noncompliant anti-doping agency and continued obstruction of outside efforts to test its athletes, as was documented at last months WADA Foundation Board meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. Russian athletes are still playing hide-and-seek from testers in closed military cities; there is a shortage of trained doping control officers; and record-keeping is sketchy.Repeat: No international competitions. That should include the bobsled and skeleton world championships slated for February in Sochi, and it should include the 2018 FIFA World Cup. No athlete -- including any Russian athletes, by the way -- should be asked to compete there until the security of their urine samples and internet accounts can be better assured. Do you believe in miracles? It would take an unprecedented one to fix whats wrong in Russia in the next 18 months.Russia should also be excluded from the next Winter Olympics, specifically for rigging its own Games. The boundary between individual and collective responsibility so ballyhooed by the IOC last summer is dissolving and diluted, watered down by the near-certainty that athletes knew providing clean pee in a Coke bottle wasnt standard operating procedure. Denial still reigns, in this appointment of a home team defender to a key anti-doping position?and the continued dissent from Russian officials.But the McLaren Report has to be viewed in a context far larger than Russia, as well. It follows, by mere weeks, an extensive critique of the anti-doping process at the Rio Games. And it comes after months of sample retesting from the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games by the IOC that has revealed a preponderance of Russian positives concentrated in two or three sports.First, on retesting: Its a good tool. But the way the IOC has conducted it, with little transparency or useful detail, gets us nowhere in terms of understanding the institutional failures. The dozens of busts for old-school steroids have come from a relative handful of nations, including many former Soviet republics. The vast majority are from the already-battered sport of weightlifting, along with the field events of track and field and a smattering of wrestlers.It defies reason that the retesting has not ensnared athletes from other sports with high stakes and payoffs, that not a single medalist from swimming or gymnastics or tennis or basketball or the 100- or 200-meter events on the track has been caught. It defies common sense that there are no medal winners from North America and few from Western Europe or Asia -- or any household names at all -- on a list that has doubled since the summer and will continue to grow.We dont know which sports and athletes and nations may be cleaner, because we dont know who has been retested. This information has been withheld by the IOC on the premise that revealing it could somehow help the cheaters -- but unless there are mouse holes in every WADA-accredited lab, how would posting test distribution data on 8-year-old samples affect reanalysis results?Meanwhile, we are told 500-plus retesting results from the 2006 Torino Games are locked up by some sort of legal issue. We are told the retests from London 2012 will continue right up until Tokyo 2020. The athletes are told to be patient. They have every right not to be. They have every right to wonder if the IOC is doing the minimum possible to show it is doing something, rather than making its best-faith effort.That is the conclusion I would draw if I were asked to give up more and more of my privacy, and put more and more of my medical information into an online system that has no checks and balances and a vulnerable firewall, only to see it manipulated to favor my competition, with no way to recoup my moment or my monetary losses.Anti-doping will never be perfect, but it could be better with independent, critical thinking applied by executives who arent mired in conflicts of interest and the archaic courtesies of the bowler-hat era of amateur sport. Theres no better illustration of that than the entrenched and until now unchallenged practice of putting host countries in charge of their own Olympic doping labs, under the purported oversight of the IOC. The Sochi lab was efficiently corrupt in pursuit of its goal. Rios operation was dysfunctional in a completely different way, as budget cuts, understaffing and lack of experience resulted in massive testing deficiencies in the run-up and on the ground.Who couldnt see that coming, in a country that only formed its anti-doping agency after winning the Games bid, from a lab suspended multiple times over the previous four years? Leaving the most crucial element of competitive integrity in the very hands of the people most driven to protect the image of the competition is insanity defined.The same should be said about the overlap in leadership and voting membership between WADA and the IOC and its international sport federations. Yes, it would be a challenge to find competent people with no vested interest to run anti-doping, a specialized field that demands scientific, medical, ethical and sporting expertise. But unless the IOC can recognize that it has to shell out money for this purpose while ceding control, the credibility of its flagship event will continue to erode.We may want that event to divert us, to be an island apart, but the waves of money that have flowed into the big muddy delta of Olympic sport for the past four decades have swamped that notion. International competition can reflect many admirable things, but its not an escape from human frailty and greed. It holds a mirror up to those qualities, too. And the bureaucracies surfing the borderless Olympic industry need to look straight at it. Air Max 270 Barely Rose . 4 Villanova with a 96-68 drubbing on Monday. Wragge hit 9-of-14 from behind the arc, matching Kyle Korvers school record for 3-pointers in a game set in 2003, as Creighton (16-3, 6-1 Big East broke a conference record with 21 treys in the rout. Air Max 270 White Volt . 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Against a team like this, you cant have plays where we have a mental breakdown, thats what they want and they always capitalize. We had seven turnovers in the first half and they scored on every turnover.The Spurs won their first home opener in 20 years without Tim Duncan, who retired in the offseason. San Antonio played without any of its Big Three as Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili both sat out to rest in the first night of back-to-back games.San Antonio didnt appear to miss them, as 11 players were part of a balanced-scoring effort that helped the team remain unbeaten after three games.Patty Mills scored 18 points starting in place of Parker. Mills was 4 for 7 on 3-pointers, including one at the close of the first half to give San Antonio a 55-45 lead.I thought the play at the end of the first half was a big play, Gentry said. Instead of a seven-point game, its a 10-point game. Patty makes a 3-pointer. We never really got him picked up. You cant make those kind of mistakes.LaMarcus Aldridge added 12 points along with solid defense against the leagues leading scorer.Davis was held to 18 points after scoring 50 and 45 points in the seasons first two games. He was limited to 3:13 in the final quarter as San Antonio led by as many as 27 points in the fourth.I got some shots I wanted, Davis said. I got some jumpers that I wanted, just missed them. Im not worried about offense, really. Shots are going to come. I just want to get everybody else going and try to find a way to find a win.Davis took only nine shots in the first half.Aldridge picked up three fouls in the first half as Davis primary defender, but still managed to hold the 6-foot-10 forward to 6-for-15 shooting in the game.(Aldridge) did a good job, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. Anthonys obviously a great player. We just wanted to work on individual `D. So, we didnt give him any help, we just let him guard him. In the future that may not be what we do.ETwaun Mooore also had 18 points for New Orleans (0-3). Air Max 270 React White And Black. .Leonard added four rebounds and three assists and was 2 for 4 on 3-pointers.The 6-7 forward worked on drawing more fouls in the offseason and it continued to pay off, earning Leonard early MVP chants from the sellout crowd. He was 6 for 6 on free throws, raising his season total to 28 for 28.The only time I hear it is when I come to the games, Leonard said of the chants. I would never try to win an award. Im out there just playing for my team. If I get noticed for my individual performance, then thats what happens. But other than that, Im trying to win a game.TIP-INSPelicans: Davis played 32 minutes, raising his season total to 113. Before the game, Gentry said he was not concerned about the early workload, noting Davis is 23 years old and capable of handling big minutes. . New Orleans bench finished with 33 points, one less than San Antonios. None of the Pelicans reserves finished in double figures but five had at least four points led by nine from Dante Cunningham. New Orleans bench is averaging 31.7 points per game.Spurs: San Antonio has seven new players on its 15-man roster this season, including rookies Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, Nico Laprovittola and Davis Bertans. ... Popovich chastised Jonathan Simmons for offensive goaltending when he dunked Laprovittolas layup as it was still on the cylinder. The veteran coach pointed to his head to signal the second-year player should be wiser. Simmons responded in the final quarter with a thunderous dunk over 7-2 center Alexis Ajinca. Simmons finished with 11 points. . Bertans missed his first shot of the season after making his first three attempts, including two 3-pointers.SIT DOWNPopovich opted to rest Parker and Ginobili even though it is the Spurs third game of the season. Popovich is not a fan of the congested early schedule.Everybody goes through this, Popovich said. This is our third game in five nights. Tomorrow is going to be four games in six nights. Its ridiculous. (New Orleans) played at 8:30 last night and they have to play a back-to-back tonight. Seems like you could figure that out.The Pelicans were coming off a 122-114 loss at home to Golden State Warriors.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday.Spurs: At Miami on Sunday. ' ' '
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Xavier Williams Super Bowl Jersey .J. -- Growing up a New York Giants fan, former Army medic Steve DeVries got a lot of thrills watching the team and occasionally coming to Giants Stadium for games.His first trip to MetLife Stadium left him with a thrill the 38-year-old will never forget.On a day the Giants and the NFL honored servicemen, DeVries got something he never expected: a service dog to help him deal with his continuing battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. It was presented to him during a ceremony between the first and second quarters of Sundays game between the Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.It has been a long wait and a long road for DeVries, an East Meadow, New York, native who now lives in Herndon, Virginia, with wife, who is expecting their second child, and his 12-year-old daughter.DeVries joined the Army in 2005, was deployed to Iraq in 2006 and was seriously injured when an improvised explosive device went off under his vehicle. He recalls his back felt like a jelly doughnut and he remembers reaching for his legs to see if they were still there.He spent 6-to-8 months in a hospital bed with a spinal injury before moving on to a wheelchair, a walker and then a cane.His right leg has nerve damage and there will be more surgery down the road.Dealing with the injury has been the toughest part for DeVries.For me, I had issues with anxiety, but it is the adjustment, he said Sunday after receiving Levi, a gold Labrador. I came back and couldnt do the things I used to do. I couldnt run. I couldnt do this, I couldnt do that, or there was someone telling you, you couldnt do it. That was harder for me. I felt the couch was good enough for me. I didnt need to go anywhere.His couch was where he wanted to be. His hope now is that Levi will help him get over that.DeVries had waited 18 months to get a service dog. The two will work almost daily for the next three weeks so he feels comfortable to go home with the dog.I think when I am out sometimes I feel alone and I do have that anxiety. Maybe having him by my side gives me a little more strength, said DeVries, who had not been to a Giants game since the late-1990s. I want to do things with my family and my daughter and the baby on the way. I dont want to sit on the couch. I dont want to sit home alone. I want to go out.DeVries received the dog through the work of American Humane, the Giants, Semper K-9 and the United War Veterans Council.The veteran also got something else he liked: The Giants beat the Eagles 28-23 for their third straight win.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Darron Lee Super Bowl Jersey . That gave fans outside Joe Louis Arena another chance to ask for autographs from the 19-year-old whose stardom in the NHL has arrived earlier than most expected. Tony Gonzalez Super Bowl Jersey . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. http://www.thechiefsshoponline.com/Youth-Cameron-Erving-Chiefs-Jersey/ . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. Deprived of European football, Liverpool and Chelsea are looking for domestic success this season. And that includes a trophy occasionally ignored by the bigger clubs -- the English League Cup.Liverpool has won this trophy a record eight times and plays second-tier Burton on Tuesday in the second-round match. Juergen Klopps team finished a disappointing eighth in the Premier League last season but made it to the League Cup final, losing on penalty kicks to Manchester City.Liverpool is already showing inconsistency in the league this season. It roared back from a goal down to beat Arsenal 4-3 in a thrilling season-opener, before losing 2-0 against Burnley on Saturday.With Sadio Mane still fighting a shoulder injury, Klopp is unlikely to make drastic changes, given the lack of European football to worry about.We will make changes but not big changes, the German said. It is not really likely we change seven or eight ppositions. Demarcus Robinson Super Bowl Jersey. With new manager Antonio Conte at the helm, Chelsea also has time to thrive in the League Cup -- which it last won in 2015 -- after finishing 10th in the league last season for one of its worst campaigns in recent history.Chelsea plays third-tier Bristol Rovers at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.Unlike Klopp, Conte is likely to make changes to the side that beat Watford 2-1 on Saturday. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is expected to feature, along with Asmir Begovic adding experience.Premier League teams Everton and Crysal Palace both face 4th-tier opposition in Yeovil and Blackpool respectively.Stoke, beaten 4-1 by Man City in the league on Saturday, faces a trip to fourth-tier Stevenage.Teams involved in the Champions League or Europa League enter the tournament in the third round. ' ' '
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As the countdown to the big three of Australian racing -- the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup -- reaches that exciting time when the major local contenders are shown their wares on track, the next unknown -- the internationals -- are just beginning their quests for these cherished prizes. Bronko Nagurski Jersey .Thirteen horses have entered quarantine centres across England and Ireland, where they well serve a mandatory 14-day stay before jetting-in to Melbourne on 1 October.Upon arrival, theyll call Racing Victorias International Equine Centre at Werribee, west of Melbourne, home for the duration of their southern hemisphere spring campaigns. Theyll be joined by a second group of Emirates Melbourne Cup-focused campaigners on 15 October.Of this first group, the newer headline acts are Wicklow Brave, trained by Irish master Willie Mullins, and former UK galloper Exopshere who will be a new acquisition to five-time Melbourne Cup winning trainer Lee Freedmans yard.Sheikh Mohammads Godolphin team, meanwhile, have sent an unprecedented first group of five horses into Englands Newmarket quarantine complex.Godolphin, with a greater focus on the Melbourne Cup, have historically sent his charger in the second shipment, which meant their quarantine period didnt end until Derby Day. For those contenders allocated lighter weights in the Melbourne Cup, a last-ditch effort to win a feature race on Derby Day made for a touch-and-go situation.The 2016 UK-based Godolphin runners are taking a different approach this year under trainer Charlie Appleby. They will be looking also to tackle races such as the Geelong, Moonee Valley, and Bendigo Cups, together with the final roll option of the Lexus Stakes on Derby Day - a win-and-youre-in race towards the Cup. Some may even aim solely towards the Group 2 Queen Elizabeth Stakes on the final day of the Flemington Carnival.With the exception of Dermot Welds grand Irish stayer Vintage Crop winning the Melbourne Cup in 1993, history has shown it is all-important for a visiting contender to have run in a race in Melbourne before taking out our biggest race. This seems to be a point now heeded by foreign trainers with the increased number being sent to Melbourne to include a final preparatory start.Global racing and breeding giant Coolmore Stud is understood to have entered six horses into quarantine in Ireland last Wednesday. However, and unusually, they are yet to advise Racing Victoria, or allow to be made public, the names of those horses. That group could include 2015 Hong Kong Vase winner Highland Reel.The great unknown is how well all of these horses will travel, recover, and take to their new surroundings. Time will tell for all, but for now here is a guide to the know new names on the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival block.WICKLOW BRAVE (IRE) -- (Trainer: Willie Mullins - Likely Jockey: Frankie Dettori)Last start: 13/9/16 - 1st Group 1 Irish St Leger, 2800m at The Curragh (IRE)There are some very good reasons why Wicklow Brave is so high in the order of the Melbourne Cup market, and it isnt just because of his latest strong victory in Ireland, where he was victorious over the previous Cup favourite, Order of St George.After that win, Wicklow Brave firmed from $35 into Melbourne Cup favouritism with UBET at $15 (which could well be value come Cup Day). Mullins seems to have set this horse on a path to Melbourne throughout 2016 as he has been keen to return for Australias big races as soon as possible, and especially with the right sort of horse.It might sound obvious, but so much of what Mullins has achieved with his horses in Melbourne has been down to the training.He brought Simenon to Melbourne in 2013. Written off by most experts just a hurdler, that type of stamina-sapping style was the way Simenon was trained while at Werribee in the lead-up to his run in the 2400 metres Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield on Guineas Day, when he finished a very creditable third.In the week following, Mullins changed Simenons training; it still consisted of a lap-after-lap three- or four-mile canter each morning, but it included also a sharp sprint of about 400 metres at the end of each circuit.The difference? Simenon wasnt just a dour stayer at Flemington on Cup Day, when he displayed a newly acquired extra zip when it counted to finish fourth behind Fiorente.Similarly with Max Dynamite in 2015, Mullins brought a fine looking animal to Melbourne that glided around the training track and earned the consistent praise from most onlookers of gee, hes a nice mover.That he was at Flemington, too, as he powered to the line under global riding headliner Frankie Dettori behind Prince Of Penzanze in that most famous of Cup editions.Rated a $51 chance by UBET to win the BMW Caulfield Cup, punters would be well advised to keep an eye on his progress over the next six weeks. Frankie is looking likely to take the reins this time as well.Wicklow Brave also wasnt missed by Melbourne Cup handicapper Greg Carpenter, who allocated 55.5kg to the Irish raider in that race; but he has 52.5kg in the Caulfield Cup. Should he snatch victory at Caulfield, that Melbourne Cup impost may just edge a little higher should Carpenter decide to impose a penalty.EXOSPHERE (UK) --?(Now with trainers Lee and Anthony Freedman)Last start: 17/8/16 - 5th Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes, 2100m at York (ENG)Last win: 30/4/16 - 1st Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes, 2400m at Newmarket (ENG)Although purchased by Australian interests who also own Cups contender Our Ivanhoe, the appearance of Exopshere during the Melbourne Carnival is a bit of a coup. At his best over a distance, there is a lot to suggest that this colt, previously trained by Sir Michael Stoute at Newmarket, can be more than competitive particularly once he settles in to his new home.Although failing to win at his three latest starts, Exosphere has been placed behind smart performers such as Postponed and Big Orange; the connections of Postponed have abandoned their Melbourne-bound plans, but Big Orange is due to make a second trip to Australia with the next shipment.Exosphere has been a big market mover, tumbling from $51 to become a $15 equal favourite with UBET for the BMW Caulfield Cup. Exospheres dominant four-length victory at Newmarket has him right in the mix for Lee Freedman to claim a fifth win in the 2400 metres feature.VADAMOS (FRA) --?(Trainer: Andre Fabre - Recent Jockey: Vincent Cheminaud)Last start: 11/9/16 - 1st Group 1 Prix du Moulin, 1600m at Chantilly (FRA)Heading this way for the Cox Plate, the Moonee Valley Racing Club seem well pleased to have attracted this Group 1-winning six-year-old and his trainer.Settling near the lead over the mile trip, then pinching a break at the top of the long Chantilly straight and maintaining that momentum up the short but steep enough rise, Vadamos was ridden out nicely to the line by Cheminaud late last week.In the Group 1 Prix dIspahan over 1800 metres in May, Vadamos led but was beaten by Japanese topliner A Shin Hikari by 12 lengths.Twice a Group 2 winner over 1600 and 1800 metres, and likely to take a forward position in anything he runs in, UBET rate Vadamos a $26 chance for The Valleys big one.The biggest question on punters minds could be if Vadamos is a risk over the Group 1 2040-metre trip on 24 October?SCOTTISH (UK)?-- (Trainer: Charlie Appleby - Recent Jockey: William Buick)Last start: 20/8/16 - 1st Group 3 Strensall Stakes, 1800m at York (UK)Hes four-years-old and $15 equal favourite (UBET) for the Caulfield Cup. Hes not, however, a winner over 2400-metres. Yet, anyway.Hes the right age, though, as Mongolian Khan was in 2015, as four-year-olds have been most successful in the races 138-year history.OCEANOGRAPHER (UK)?-- (Trainer: Charlie Appleby - Recent Jockey: William Buick)Last start: 20/8/16 - 7th Ebor Handicap, 2800m at York (UK)Last win: 30/7/16 - 1st Class 2 Handicap, 2100m at Doncaster (UK)At $81 with UBET for the Melbourne Cup and allocated 50kg for the race, Oceanographer will need to do something very special -- once if not twice -- after his quarantine period ends to make it into the Cup field.Taking the increasingly traditional path through the Ebor Handicap towards Flemington, Oceanographer finished more than nine lengths behind Heartbreak City, who is in the Melbourne Cup market at $26.FRANCIS OF ASSISI (UK)?-- (Trainer: Charlie Appleby)Last start: 27/7/16 - 6th Class 2 Handicap, 2800m at Goodwood (UK)Last win: 16/10/15 - 1st Class 4 Handicap, 3200m at Doncaster (UK)What we do know is that this one is a stayer. This six-year-old isnt one of the better-credentialed Godolphin visitors, but that staying capability might be something to consider in the country Cups should he be a starter.SECOND WAVE (UK)?-- (Trainer: Charlie Appleby)Last start: 26/7/16 - 4th Class 2 Handicap, 2000m at Goodwood (UK)Last win: 26/12/15 - 1st Class 2 Handicap, 1900m at Wolverhampton (UK)Without getting too excited, this one might be a blackbooker, or at least one to keep an eye on.Similar to Oceanographer, Second Wave will need to lift a few notches to make the Melbourne Cup field -- especially with the light weight of 50kg.However, Second Wave does have form around Sir Issac Newton, who finished fourth just in front of Exosphere at York in August.QEWY (UK)?-- (Trainer: Charlie Appleby)Last start: 26/7/16 - 2nd Class 2 Handicap, 2400m at Goodwood (UK)Last win: 7/2/15 - 1st Novices Hurdle, 3300m at Newbury (UK)Despite this European six-year-old remaining winless since early 2015, over the jumps no less, there is an interesting factor to his recent form: in his second placings at his last two starts, he was ridden by James McDonald - including in the 4000 metres Ascot Stakes at the Royal meeting in June.Another Godolphin contender that will need the results of lead-up runs to go his way to lift him higher up the Melbourne Cup order of entry, it may pay to keep a look out if the top Sydney-based Kiwi jockey partners with this Irish-bred UK galloper in Melbourne.Of the others to have entered quarantine:ARTICUS (GER) --?(Trainer: Andreas Wohler)Last start: 31/7/16 - 5th Group 1 Grosser Dallmyar-Preis, 2000m at Munich (GER)Last win: 12/7/16 - 1st Group 3 Hanover Trophy, 2000m at Hanover (GER)Yet to win beyond 2000 metres, 2014 Melbourne Cup winning trainer Andreas Wohler should know the type of horse required to be competitive in our biggest races. Rated a $19 chance in the Caulfield Cup, Articus has a handy record of four wins in seven starts.Four other horses have entered quarantine and will be heading to new homes with Australian trainers: Irish middle-distance performer Endless Drama and Royal Ascot Duke of Edinburgh Stakes winner Kinema head to Chris Wallers stable, while Ballarat-based Matt Cumani will welcome French galloper Grey Lion to his yard and Group 1 Canterbury Stakes winner Holler returns to John OSheas Sydney stable after a stint in the UK.UBET Market UpdateMelbourne CupOur Melbourne Cup market has been adjusted more than a few times in the past week after a shock victory in the Irish St Leger, the unveiling of the weights, and several leading international contenders pulling the pin. As it stands, Wicklow Brave, from the powerful Willie Mullins stable, is the outright $15 favourite having leaped into calculations with a storming win in the Irish St Leger over former cup favourite Order Of St George and 2015 Melbourne and Caulfield Cup placegetter Trip To Paris. Prior to his victory in the final Irish classic of the season, Wicklow Brave was rated $35 to take out the race that stops the nation. Ascot Gold Cup winner Order Of St George had headed the Cup Futures for months, but he was ruled out of travelling to Australia and will instead head to France to contest the Prix de lArc de Triomphe. 2014 Melbourne Cup champion Protectionist is also doubtful to make the trip. As a result, the Aiden OBrien-trained colt Idaho has been promoted to the second line of betting at $17, alongside top Australian contender Signoff, who was fourth in the great race in 2014 and absent from the 2015 edition due to a leg injury. After opening at $41, the Darren Weir stayer has been backed and backed all year, including one wager of $1000 at $41, and is, by the length of the Flemington straight, the worst result for the UBET fixed odds team. Money has also for Japanese hope Carren Mirotic -- $36 into $19 -- who was beaten a lip in the recent Group 1 Tenno Sho. Gun hoop Tommy Berry has been booked to ride Curren Mirotic, who easily accounted for Fame Game, last years top Melbourne Cup fancy, in the vaunted spring feature.Click here for?UBETs Melbourne Cup market.Caulfield CupAs for the Caulfield Cup, the big mover has been Exosphere, no relation to the recently retired Godolphin colt by the same name. Recently purchased from European giant Juddmonte by a Melbourne-based syndicate who intend to aim him at the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, the five-year-old stallion has been backed in from $51 to $15 co-favouritism. Given the interest, and the fact hell be trained by cups legend Lee Freedman, our traders will be keeping Exosphere very safe. He beat UK St Leger winner Simple Verse by four lengths and Big Orange, who ran fifth in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, by nine lengths, in the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket so hes a serious horse. Fellow import Hartnell, who blew them away in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes, is also $15, in from $26 prior to the slashing seven and three-quarter length win, alongside well-travelled Irish stayer Highland Reel, Godolphin four-year-old Scottish and the best credentialed Australian horse, ATC Derby runner-up Jameka, from the Ciaron Maher camp. Mick Kent stallion Tarzino, well below his best thus far this preparation, is the best backed runner at $17, although most of that investment came in March after his Group 1 Rosehill Guineas win.Click here for?UBETs Caulfield Cup market. Taylor Gabriel Jersey .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. Kevin Butler Jersey . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. http://www.custombearsjersey.com/custom-patrick-scales-jersey-large-2836t.html . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. Nick Saban is on the verge of another milestone victory, another number that shows just how dominant his teams have been at Alabama.A victory by the Crimson Tide against Mississippi State on Saturday in Tuscaloosa would be Sabans 40th when Alabama is ranked No. 1, matching Bobby Bowden and Woody Hayes for the most wins coaching an AP No. 1 team.Saban is currently 39-5 in games when the Tide is No. 1. Bowden was 40-5 with Florida State as No. 1. Hayes went 40-6 with Ohio State. The difference? Bowden coached Florida State for 34 seasons. Hayes was at Ohio State for 28 years. Saban is in his 10th season with the Crimson Tide.Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in 33 percent of its 132 games coached by Saban. Florida State was No. 1 in 10.8 percent of the 417 games Bowden coaches. Ohio State was No. 1 in 16.7 percent of the 276 games Hayes coached.One more note on Alabama: The Crimson Tides game against Mississippi State will be its first against an unranked opponent since Oct. 1 versus Kentucky. Alabama became just the third top-ranked team to play and win four consecutive games against ranked opponents when it beat LSU last week.In 1943, No. 1 Notre Dame played ranked opponents in four straight games and beat them all. In 2001, No. 1 Miami had a four-game winning streak against ranked opponents over a five-week span that included an open date.The picks:THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWNSNo. 15 North Carolina (minus 10+) at DukeThe Blue Devils need to win out to reach six wins and bowl eligibility, but the path is tough (at Pitt and at Miami after this week) ... NORTH CAROLINA 38-30.No. 13 Utah (minus 5) at Arizona StateThe Utes hoped QB Troy Williams would give them more offensive balance this season, but he is ninth in the Pac-12 in passer efficiency rating (123.19) and has thrown only nine TD passes ... UTAH 24-21.FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTSBoston College (plus 21) at No. 20 Florida StateJust when it looked as if Seminoles RB Dalvin Cook was going to make a late Heisman push, he ran for 65 yards on 18 carries last week against N.C. State ... FLORIDA STATE 38-10, BEST BET.PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONSMississippi State (plus 30) at No. 1 AlabamaMatchup of the top two rushing quarterbacks in the SEC; the Bulldogs Nick Fitzgerald has 839 yards and eight touchdowns and the Tides Jalen Hurts has 635 yards and 10 scores. .... ALABAMA 35-14.No. 2 Michigan (minus 22) at IowaThe Wolverines first road game against a team with a conference victory ... MICHIGAN 31-13.Pittsburgh (plus 21) at No. 3 ClemsonThe Panthers pass defense has been a major issue all season -- and now here comes Deshaun Watson ... CLEMSON 42-17.Southern California (plus 9) at No. 4 WashingtonThe Trojans have won five straight since a tough start to the season and have scored at least 41 points in four of the games ... WASHINGTON 35-28.Wake Forest (plus 34+) at No. 5 LouisvilleCardinals QB Lamar Jackson is 247 yards passing away from becoming the eighth FBS player with at least 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing ... LOUISVILLE 45-7.No. 6 Ohio State (minus 29) at MarylandThe Terps are coming off a blowout at Michigan and it is unclear how much QB Perry Hills (shoulder) will be able to play ... OHIO STATE 42-17.CONFERENCE CALLSIllinois (plus 266) at No. Johnny Knox Jersey. . 7 WisconsinThe Badgers have allowed five touchdown passes, tied for the second fewest in the FBS ... WISCONSIN 31-7.No. 8 Auburn (minus 10+) at GeorgiaNo SEC team throws fewer passes per game than Auburn at 22.3 ... AUBURN 28-20.No. 25 Baylor (plus 15) at No. 9 OklahomaThe Bears are trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak since 2012 ... OKLAHOMA 52-28.Mississippi (plus 10) at No. 10 Texas A&MMatchup of backup quarterbacks after injuries ... TEXAS A&M 35-23.No. 11 West Virginia (plus 2) at TexasThe Longhorns have the second most rushing touchdowns in the Big 12 with 24; the Mountaineers have allowed the fewest rushing TDs in the Big 12 with seven ... TEXAS 31-27.No. 12 Penn State (minus 7) at IndianaThe Hoosiers are 1-18 against the Nittany Lions since Penn State joined the Big Ten ... INDIANA 28-24.No. 16 Colorado (minus 16) at ArizonaThe Wildcats have lost six straight and havent lost seven in a row since 2004 ... COLORADO 31-13.Texas Tech (plus 13) at No. 17 Oklahoma StateBetter budget some time for this one: Red Raiders QB Patrick Mahomes and Cowboys QB Mason Rudolph combine to average 764 yards passing per game ... OKLAHOMA STATE 49-35.Georgia Tech (plus 15) at No. 18 Virginia TechSeven of the last eight meetings have been one-score games, and the Hokies have won five of them ... VIRGINIA TECH 28-21.No. 19 LSU (minus 3) at ArkansasAfter facing Alabama, Leonard Fournette gets a crack at the worst run defense in the SEC ... LSU 33-24.Minnesota (plus 8) at No. 21 NebraskaThe Cornhuskers are hoping to get QB Tommy Armstrong (concussion) back for what amounts to an elimination game in the Big Ten West ... MINNESOTA 27-23, UPSET SPECIAL.South Carolina (plus 11+) at No. 22 FloridaThe Gamecocks could win the SEC East at 4-4 with some help ... SOUTH CAROLINA 17-14.California (plus 15) at No. 23 Washington StateThe Bears have won 10 of 11 meetings ... WASHINGTON STATE 52-21.No. 24 Boise State (minus 17+) at HawaiiThe Broncos have won the last five meetings by a combined 45-7 ... BOISE STATE 35-14.TWITTER REQUESTSAppalachian State (plus 1) at Troy (at)matthewepleyTwo of the three Sun Belt teams, along with Arkansas State, that are undefeated in conference ... APPALACHIAN STATE 27-24.Kentucky (plus 13+) at Tennessee -- (at)WClark840WHASInstead of trying to determine a winner in the SEC East, maybe they should all join forces to face the West champion in Atlanta ... TENNESSEE 27-21.Rutgers (plus 13+) at Michigan State -- (at)jamdraperAn unexpected battle for last place in the Big Ten East. At least it was unexpected for the Spartans ... MICHIGAN STATE 28-14.Stanford (minus 3) at Oregon -- (at)sylviosoThe Cardinal and Ducks have combined to win the last seven Pac-12 championships, but this years meeting is mostly about whether Oregon coach Mark Helfrich can manage to keep his job ... STANFORD 37-33.---Record: Last week 20-5 straight; 10-15 vs. points.Season: 149-57; 93-108-3.Upset specials: 3-7.Best bets: 1-9.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP---APs college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '
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Omaha-Cal State Fullerton, Abilene Christian-Charleston Southern and South Dakota State-Idaho really arent games fans are demanding to see once, never mind twice. Adrian Colbert Super Bowl Jersey .But with home games hard to secure for low- and mid-major Division I teams, playing two games against the same nonconference opponent in the same season has become a viable option. More than two dozen same-season home-and-home nonconference series were scheduled for 2016-17.Schools have a hard time procuring home games whether because of geographic proximity or success on your home court or cost factors associated with travel, South Dakota State coach T.J. Otzelberger said. What youre seeing are more and more teams willing to play the same team two times in a year.Tennessee Tech actually scheduled two opponents, Lipscomb and Alabama A&M, twice, and coach Steve Payne said he would have played a third nonconference opponent twice if it had been the right fit.You want to win games, and its proven 66 percent of the time the home team wins, Payne said. Everybody has to fill out a schedule and nobody wants to be on the road the entire nonconference.Though these matchups are largely borne out of desperation, coaches say there is no downside.Scheduling two games for the same season instead of a home-and-home over two or more years eliminates the potentially deal-breaking back-and-forth about where the first game will be played. In a same-season two-game series, the site of the first game doesnt matter much because both games will match up the same personnel and it wont knock each schools number of home games out of balance.Playing twice also simulates the home-and-home structure of conference play. Teams get accustomed to making adjustments based off what happens in the first meeting and try to execute them in the second.Budgetary concerns require low- and mid-major teams to play a few road games each season against high-major opponents that pay them guarantees, with the going rate about $90,000. After that, the low- and mid-major teams try to find opponents similar to them to round out their nonconference schedules.The degree of difficulty is greater for teams that have knocked off bigger programs. When Omaha was transitioning from Division II to Division I, coaches from all levels of Division I called offering to play the Mavericks. After Omaha won at Marquette two years ago, the phone didnt ring nearly as much. The Mavericks are in their second season as full-fledged Division I members.We have to make all the phone calls now, said coach Derrin Hansen, whose team probably added to its future scheduling difficulties by winning at Iowa this month.Omaha along with four other teams in the far-flung Summit League each have scheduled two nonconference games against the same opponent this season. The most natural of these is North Dakota State-North Dakota. The two used to be conference rivals, but North Dakota State is now in the Summit and North Dakota in the Big Sky. They are in the first season of a four-year contract that has them playing twice a season.When youre in Fargo, North Dakota, and youve had some success, getting home games is a difficult task, coach Dave Richman said. From a budget standpoint, its 75 miles (to Grand Forks), so we go up the day of the game, and the bus cost is all it entails.And the fans?They probably enjoy it a little bit, Richman said. We had 5,000 in here last Wednesday, and I would expect a good crowd up there (Friday) night.The oddest same-season home-and-home set might have been between Abilene Christian and Charleston Southern.Neither of us could finish our schedule, so we just decided to play twice, Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh said.The teams from schools almost 1,200 miles apart put on good shows. In Abilene, Texas, Charleston Southern won 66-65 to finish a comeback from a 17-point second-half deficit. In Charleston, South Carolina, Abilene Christian rallied from seven points down in the final 19 seconds of regulation and won 85-82 in overtime.Sometimes guarantee games dont prepare you as much because in our league you dont face that kind of size and athleticism, said Radebaugh, whose team is in the Big South. So games like Abilene Christian greatly benefit us with preparation for league play. While I would have preferred to win both games, looking big picture, I thought it really benefited us this year.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org Nick Mullens Super Bowl Jersey . Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. KWaun Williams Super Bowl Jersey . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season. https://www.49ersrookiestore.com/49ers-Jimmy-Garoppolo-Jersey/ . Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3. NEW YORK -- Serena Williams serve was broken for the first time at this years U.S. Open. Twice, in fact. She dropped a set for the first time in the tournament, too, pushed to the brink by Simona Halep in the quarterfinals.In a match filled with fantastic shotmaking and enthralling exchanges, neither player budged until Williams righted herself in the third set to emerge with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Halep on Wednesday night to get back to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows.The No. 5 Halep, the 2014 French Open runner-up, was the first seeded player Williams faced in the draw.Im glad I got tested, Williams said. Her level really picked up in the second, but I had some opportunities that I didnt take. So what I gather from that is I really could have played better in that second set and maybe had an opportunity to win in straights. If anything, thats the biggest silver lining I take.Halep staved off all 12 break points held by Williams in the second set and forced a third.I wasnt very happy about that, but I tried not to let that get me down, Williams said about all the chances she let slip away. I tried to stay positive and I knew that if I did, I could just stay in the match.Right at the start of the third set, Halep held two break points at 15-40, but Williams came through to lead 1-0. Otherwise, Halep said, The story of the match would have been different.Instead, Williams converted the only break chance she would get -- or need -- in the deciding set to go ahead 3-1, and was on her way.She finished with 18 aces, a 50-20 edge in total winners, and won the point on 26 of her 32 trips to the net.Not bad for someone who entered the U.S. Open with questions about a sore right shoulder that began bothering her after she won Wimbledon in July.I dont really like coming to the net, to be honest, but Im good at the net, I guess, Williams said. I guess Ive got to do what Im good at.She is bidding for her seventh title at Flushing Meadows and 23rd overall at a major tournament -- both would be records for the Open era, which dates too 1968. Colin Kaepernick Super Bowl Jersey. .A year ago in the semifinals, Williams attempt to finish off a calendar-year Grand Slam ended with a stunning loss to unseeded Roberta Vinci of Italy.Her opponent Thursday will be 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, who beat the 34-year-old Americans older sister, Venus, in the fourth round, then eliminated 18-year-old Ana Konjuh of Croatia 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the first major semifinal of her career.As good as Williams serve is, its Pliskova who leads the tour in aces in 2016.Williams, seeded No. 1, had held serve in 37 consecutive games over the past two weeks until Halep broke to get within 3-2 in the opening set. Still, Williams breezed through the rest of that set.Then came a pivotal segment of the second. Instead of trailing 3-0, which was nearly the case, Halep wound up ahead 3-1.First, she hung in there to erase seven break points -- yes, 7! -- in one game to hold for 1-all. Then she got to 15-40 on Williams serve, creating two break points that Williams made vanish with three aces in a row, at 117, 109 and 122 mph.Escape complete? Not quite. Then came two more break points, the last created by a huge Halep backhand that Williams tried in vain to get back with a desperation lefty shot. Williams second double-fault of the game followed, and Halep would need to save five more break points before finally cashing in on her fifth set point to send the match to set No. 3.Thats where Williams once again asserted herself, as she so often does.It was tough. Is tough, Halep said. Im a little bit sad.In Thursdays other semifinal, No. 2 Angelique Kerber plays two-time U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki. Kerber has a chance to end Williams record-tying string of 186 consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the WTA rankings.As Halep can attest, though, Williams does not relinquish anything easily.---Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich ' ' '
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