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BARCELONA, Spain -- Injured Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will undergo an operation to repair his torn right knee ligament on Monday. Barcelona says the procedure will be performed by doctors Ulrich Boenisch and Ricard Pruna in Augsburg, Germany. Valdes leg buckled while making a routine save in Wednesdays Spanish league win over Celta Vigo at Camp Nou. Valdes will likely be done for the season and miss the World Cup in Brazil for Spain. He may have also played his last game for Barcelona. The 32-year old has said he will not stay at Barcelona after his contract expires in June. Jose Pinto will take Valdes place in goal for the final part of the season. Barcelona trails Spanish leader Atletico Madrid by one point with eight games to play. Morgan Rielly Jersey . And, just for good measure, lets say the lottery team finishes the game short-handed because two starters come down with the very same injury. Lanny McDonald Jersey . When the next inning rolled around Wednesday, though, Nationals manager Matt Williams sent Strasburg to the mound to face the top of the Dodgers order in what would become a 3-2 victory for Washington, the first time this season the No. http://www.officialleafsauthority.com/josh-leivo-maple-leafs-jersey-c-45/.com) - The Golden State Warriors have started another winning streak and theyll try to pad it Tuesday night when they head to Staples Center to face the Los Angeles Lakers. Tim Horton Jersey . The rookie is rewarding their faith with a stellar first season. MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Jamie McGinn had two goals and an assist, and Colorado beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-1 on Saturday. Kasperi Kapanen Jersey . Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play. One day after U.S. captain Tom Watson said he trusted Woods to give him the "straight skinny" on the condition of his back injury and his game, Woods said he called the 64-year-old captain to say he would not be available. The decision spares Watson from having to leave Woods off the team, and it eliminates a distraction over the next three weeks before Watson announces his three captains picks for the Sept. 26-28 matches against Europe at Gleneagles. "I have already spoken to Tom about the Ryder Cup, and while I greatly appreciate his thinking about me for a possible captains pick, I took myself out of consideration," Woods said in a statement on his website. "The U.S. team and the Ryder Cup mean too much to me not to be able to give it my best." That he was even under consideration was mildly surprising. Woods best finish this year was a tie for 25th because of nagging back issues at the start of the year that led him to have surgery on March 31. He missed two majors, including the Masters for the first time, and did not return for three months. In the four events he played upon his return, he missed the cut twice, withdrew during the final round at Firestone and finished 69th in the British Open for his worst 72-hole result in a major. "My primary wish is for Tiger to be healthy and competitive, and I hope that hell return to the game very soon," Watson said in a statement released by the PGA of America. "Of course, Im disappointed that Tiger Woods has asked not to be considered for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, and that his health is not where he would like it to be. However, I think we can all agree that we need Tiger Woods in this great sport, and he has taken the high road by informing me early on in the selection process. "My focus will remain on identifying three players to join the U.S. team and give us the best chance for success at Gleneagles." Woods said his recent back trouble was not related to the impinged nerve that led to surgery. He missed the cut by five shots at Valhalla, aand he grimaced for the final three hours of the second round at the PGA Championship.dddddddddddd "Ive been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed," Woods said. "Theyve advised me not to play or practice now. I was fortunate that my recent back injury was not related to my surgery and was muscular only." Woods said he would not return until his World Challenge in Orlando, Florida, the first week of December. That would mean he doesnt play the Frys.com Open or an exhibition in Argentina with Matt Kuchar scheduled for October. Woods was considering the Frys.com Open, a requirement for eight players who competed in an exhibition in Turkey two years ago. Watson and Woods have never been close, and they only talked about his Ryder Cup situation for the first time a few weeks ago. Even so, Watson said all summer that he wanted Woods on the team provided he was healthy and playing well. And while Woods was injured and not playing at all, Watson remained interested. "I dont make this comment loosely. He is Tiger Woods and he brings a lot to the team -- if he has the ability to play and hes healthy, "Watson said Monday. "He brings a lot to the team. And Id be a fool not to consider him." Watson already has lost Dustin Johnson, who went 3-0 at Medinah in the last Ryder Cup, because he has taken a "voluntary leave" to face "personal challenges." Jason Dufner, who went 3-1 in his Ryder Cup debut two years ago, has a neck injury and is out indefinitely. Dufner fell out of the top nine who automatically qualified. Watson already has three rookies on his team -- Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker and Patrick Reed -- facing a European team that features Rory McIlroy and three other players from the top five in the world. American players have three weeks to audition for Watson before he announces his picks Sept. 2 in New York. This will be only the second Ryder Cup that Woods does not play. He missed the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla while sitting out the second half of the season following reconstructive knee surgery. That was the last time the Americans won the Ryder Cup. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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NEW YORK -- Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because a pain-relief injection did not ease the effects of a bone spur in his right elbow. The eight-time All-Star was given a cortisone injection Monday night, soon after he felt a sharp pain in his elbow while taking swings in the batting cage during a game against the Mets. He is also taking cortisone pills. "Im getting better but not to the point where Im capable of swinging the bat 100 per cent," Beltran said. "Right now we just hope to give the injection or they give me some cortisone by mouth, pills by mouth, to try to make it better. Lets say in 15 days it doesnt get better, then we have to talk about it and make another decision." If the elbow doesnt improve Beltran would likely need surgery, which could sideline him six to eight weeks. Beltran has never had an elbow injury in his career so he is trying to focus only on returning after the 15 days are up. Manager Joe Girardi said Ichiro Suzukis back was feeling better but Alfonso Soriano started again in right field. Suzuki has been out since hurting himself trying to make a catch Sunday. Right-hander Chase Whitley took Beltrans spot on the roster. He was called up from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre to start in place of injured ace CC Sabathia in the finale of the Subway Series against the New York Mets. The 37-year-old Beltran was hitting .240 with five homers and 15 RBIs in his first season with the Yankees. Pitcher Bruce Billings was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Radim Vrbata Jersey .com) - New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork will not play in Sundays AFC Championship against Indianapolis due to a knee injury the rookie sustained last week. Christian Dvorak Jersey .ca. The NHL Play of the Year showdown kicks off with some slick moves going head-to-head with a combination of soft hands and endless patience. http://www.officialcoyoteshockey.com/Customized/. Notes on Bergeron, Marchand, Gorges, Vanek, Gaborik, Doughty,  Hiller and more. BRUINS STORM BACK TO TAKE GAME TWO The Boston Bruins rallied from a 3-1 deficit, scoring four unanswered goals, to win Game Two, 5-3 over the Montreal Canadiens. Antoine Vermette Jersey . LOUIS - Two-thirds of the St. Jordan Martinook Jersey . The attacking midfielder arrives on a free transfer from Spains Malaga. The 28-year-old joins Scottish striker Kenny Miller and Argentine midfielder Matias Laba as designated players on the Whitecaps roster.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Toronto Argonauts have signed former TCU quarterback Casey Pachall signed a three-year contract. Pachalls father Stan told the paper of the signing this week. "Casey knew he wasnt passed over (at the NFL draft) because of talent and he was told that," Stan Pachall told the Star-Telegram. There were a lot of clubs that really liked him." Pacchall finished his college career the all-time leader in completion percentage (62.dddddddddddd9) and ranks third in passing yards (5,415), completions (431) and touchdown passes (42) despite only playing in 24 games the last three seasons. He missed nine games in 2012 after leaving the team in October to enter a substance abuse facility and missed five games in 2013 with a broken arm. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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MIAMI - Dwyane Wade was planning to go to All-Star weekend in New York anyway, already having lined up a number of off-court events.Whether he plays in the game, thats murky at best.Wade was one of the Eastern Conference All-Star reserve selections announced Thursday, along with Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh. But Wades status for that game and Heat contests leading up to the NBAs midseason showcase on Feb. 15 is unclear because of his strained right hamstring, the latest of many Miami maladies this season.This much is certain: Wade wont play Friday when Miami hosts Dallas. The way he sounded, his return wont be soon.When you work as hard as me, to deal with the same thing, its kind of frustrating, said Wade, now an 11-time All-Star selection. But what are you to do?Wade was hurt in the third quarter of Miamis loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday. Hes had issues with both hamstrings this year, with two previous injuries costing him nine games. After sitting out Miamis practice on Thursday, Wade said he thinks this strain might make recovery harder.I just want to play with our whole team, said Bosh, who is an All-Star for the 10th time.His wish wont come true anytime soon.With Wade and Luol Deng (calf) already out for Friday at least, Miami will almost certainly use a 19th different starting lineup in 46 games. The Heat have had 10 different players miss time this year with illness or injury, and the total of man-games lost to such problems will climb to at least 106 on Friday night.I havent seen nothing this bizarre, Wade said. Obviously, teams have dealt with this, different players in and out. But here in Miami, I havent seen nothing this bizarre. Anytime that we get to the point that were feeling the least bit comfortable about our team and where were at and what we can do, something happens.Wade acknowledged the toll on his body added up during Miamis four straight trips to the NBA Finals, something that former Miami teammate LeBron James is dealing with now in Cleveland.Wade said some people might recover from such a strain in 2-3 weeks, but said hes taking things day by day.I was like Why can I get a bruised wrist or something? Why cant I fall on my wrist or elbow or something? Ill take that right now, Wade said. When it comes to the muscles, certain things, you cant play with. Theres other things when you get injured you can play with.This isnt one of them.When Wade finished talking to reporters Thursday, he offered a most ominous sign off.I wont be seeing yall for a little while, Wade said.NOTES: In a rare twist, the Heat are giving multiyear season-ticket holders, who are already locked into 2015-16, a reduction on their agreed-upon price for next season. Theyre offering another discount for 2016-17 if they choose to extend. The team is essentially giving some money back to people who have already bought long-term plans and did so with a promise that better days may be coming. Our plan is clearly defined ... put a team on the court that can compete now while positioning ourselves to pursue players that can help us add to our championship legacy, Heat business operations president Eric Woolworth wrote. Zach Brown Jersey . Mickelson shot a 2-under 70 after opening with a 77 -- his worst score of the season -- on TPC San Antonios AT&T Oaks Course. Lefty was 11 strokes behind leader Steven Bowditch, the Australian who had a 67 to reach 8-under 136. Chris Thompson Jersey . Viewers in the Canadiens region can watch the game on TSN Canadiens at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The game can also be heard on TSN Radio Montreal 690. The Calgary Flames will see if they can take their recent hot streak on the road when they shoot for a sixth consecutive win Monday night in Montreal. http://www.theredskinsshoponline.com/Youth-Kendall-Fuller-Redskins-Jersey/.The Canadiens will visit the Boston Bruins at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on New Years Day 2016, taking hockeys oldest rivalry outside.It was special in 2010 just to be there with the history behind Fenway Park and all that, Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron said. Earnest Byner Jersey . But this time, the Gunners weathered the storm. Arsene Wengers team was on the ropes in the early stages of a lively FA Cup tie, until Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a goal against the run of the play. Colt McCoy Jersey . -- Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes Thursday for a 7-under 63 to take the lead after one round of the Honda Classic.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Edmonton Oilers will seek to cool off the red-hot New York Rangers on Thursday night when they visit Madison Square Garden. The Oilers, who currently are in last place in the West, have won four of their last five games and recently posted a 3-2 regulation decision in Buffalo. After losing 4-0 in Boston on Saturday to begin its four-game road trip, a swing that will carry the club into the Olympic break, the Oilers bounced back with Mondays win over the Sabres. Matt Hendricks scored the winner in the third period to help Edmonton edge Buffalo at First Niagara Center. Jeff Petry and Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers, while Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 42 shots in the win. "He played great because we put him behind the eight ball a lot with all the penalties we took and shots we gave up," said Schultz of Bryzgalov. "He really came up big several times tonight." The Oilers went 0-for-5 on the power play, but killed off five of Buffalos six chances with the extra man. Ben Scrivens is expected to be back between the pipes for the Oilers on Thursday. Scrivens is 2-3-0 with a 2.21 goals against average and .944 save percentage in five games with Edmonton since coming over last month in a trade with Los Angeles. The 27-year-old netminder set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout with 59 stops in a 3-0 win over San Jose on Jan. 29, but he yielded four goals on 41 shots in Saturdays setback in Boston. Edmonton improved to 9-19-4 as the visiting team this season. The Oilers will close their pre-Olympic schedule with Fridays game in New Jersey. The Oilers have won three of the last five meetings in the series with the Rangers overall, but New York has taken two of three and six of the last eight encounters in the Big Apple. The last time Edmonton visited MSG was on Nov. 14, 2010, when the Rangers picked up a victory with an 8-2 rout. The Rangers have earned four straight victories and the current winning streak gives New York wins in seven of nine and 10 of its past 13 games.dddddddddddd The Blueshirts have won three of the four tilts during their recent hot streak by three or more goals and are outscoring the opposition by an 18-6 margin during that span. New York hasnt won five in a row since the 2011-12 season when it went 5-0 from Dec. 30-Jan. 10 of that campaign. Despite their recent hot play, the second-place Rangers still find themselves 17 points behind Pittsburgh for the Metropolitan Division lead. New York is three points in front of Columbus for the divisions second spot and also three clear of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East. Ryan Callahan played a standout role for the Rangers in their most recent win, as the team captain shook off recent trade rumors to score a pair of first- period goals that set the tone in Tuesdays 5-1 home rout of the Colorado Avalanche. Callahan, mentioned as a possible candidate to be moved prior to the upcoming trade deadline due to his unrestricted free agent status at seasons end, also added an assist on Brad Richards late tally to help the Rangers record their longest win streak of the season. Richards and Derick Brassard each posted a goal and assist and Anton Stralman also lit the lamp for New York. Henrik Lundqvist did his part as well between the pipes, turning back 27-of-28 shots in the triumph. "We had a real strong start," Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault remarked. "Obviously we were meeting a team that was tired and we were fresh. It was their third game in four nights, but we came out the way I thought we needed to come out and that was a determining factor tonight." The Rangers, who are 14-13-3 at MSG this season, will try to complete a three- game homestand tonight with a perfect record. New York will play its final tilt before the Olympic break Friday night in Pittsburgh. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Jose Mourinho believes the FA should have taken care of Wayne Rooney and has defended the Manchester United striker for his behaviour on international duty. Rooney missed Tuesdays 2-2 draw with Spain due to a minor knee complaint and he was pictured at 5am on the previous Sunday drinking with guests at a wedding at the teams hotel. Man Utd vs Arsenal November 19, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass The 31-year-old apologised unreservedly for what he called inappropriate images, taken 24 hours after Englands 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley. Mourinho, whose United side take on Arsenal on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1, says last weekend didnt go well for Rooney and indicated his annoyance at what has panned out.I dont speak, I dont speak, Mourinho said when asked if the forward had been let down by the people around him.The only thing I say is that the player goes to the national team, he belongs to the national team. Rooneys behaviour at the weekend was tame compared to that of older generations of footballers, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp I learned since I was a kid, if somebody lends me something, I have to take care even better than if it was mine. Since the school, you know?Your friend lent you a pencil, you have to take care of the pencil better than if it is your pencil, so I think when one day if I become a national team manager I will try [to].I am not saying that I will be successful on that, and I am not being critic with Gary [England interim manager Gareth Southgate] and with anyone. FA chief executive Martin Glenn has announced they will review their policy around players free time I get the occasion to wish Gary the best of luck publicly, but I think you have to build something to protect what is not yours, what someone lends you.Asked if Rooney should have been at the hotel bar until the early hours, Mourinho retorted: I would have a great answer for you - I dont want to have [one] because, again, I dont want to speak about it.But if you go one by one to see where these 23 players were, some of them were in worse places than the hotel bar.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! 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Bayern had dominated possession but struggled to create a clear-cut chance before Schweinsteiger arrowed a half-volley high into the net in the 67th to give the German side a slight advantage ahead of the second leg in Munich next week. Elvis Dumervil Jersey . Sure, Josh Browns 45-yard field goal on the third drive of overtime lifted the New York Giants to a 23-20 win over Detroit on Sunday. But the Lions (7-8) dropped themselves out of the NFC North race by losing five of their last six games, blowing fourth-quarter leads in each setback.Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Carson Palmer threw three touchdown passes and the Arizona Cardinals took advantage of Tony Romos absence in recording a 28-17 win over the reeling Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. With Romo held out after sustaining two small fractures in his back during Mondays overtime loss to Washington, the Cowboys offense wasnt the same with backup Brandon Weeden at the controls. Dallas (6-3) mustered a meager 266 total yards and didnt produce an offensive touchdown until Dez Bryants 3-yard touchdown grab from Weeden with 1:08 remaining. Weeden completed just 18-of-33 passes for 183 yards and tossed a pair of interceptions, while Bryant -- shadowed by Patrick Petersson for most of the game -- didnt register a catch until the late TD drive.dddddddddddd The Cardinals third-ranked run defense also limited DeMarco Murray to 79 yards on 19 carries, the first time the star running back was held under 100 in nine outings this season. Palmer shook off an early interception that Tyler Patmon returned 58 yards for a touchdown to finish 22-of-34 for 249 yards for the NFC-leading Cardinals (7-1), who ended a string of 14 consecutive regular-season losses in Dallas and are off to their best eight-game start since 1974. Andre Ellington totaled 95 rushing yards on 21 attempts in the win, while adding 39 yards and a touchdown on four receptions. 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Sir Craig Reedie has been confirmed as WADA President for a second three-year term. The 75-year-old was determined to continue as president of the World Anti-Doping Agency despite being caught in the middle of bitter row between the Olympic movement and the anti-doping community. Watch NOW TV Catch all the excitement of Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract Reedie was re-elected unopposed, having received the International Olympic Committees backing earlier this month - an apparent vote of confidence in the former IOC vice-presidents abilities from the organisation that provides half of WADAs 24m annual budget. At a meeting of Olympic nations in Doha last week, WADA President Sir Craig Reedie came under sustained criticism from officials critical of WADAs recommendation that Russia be banned from the Games. IOC President Thomas Bach says he is only interested in clean athletics The issue has opened a rift between those responsible for catching the cheats and sports organisations which have to both promote and police their own events.IOC president Thomas Bach claimed in Doha that the organisations decision not to ban all Russian athletes was not political but in the interests of clean athletes.Reedie said: It makes no sense to walk away now. The situation needs to be resolved and it will be resolved.I took this on expecting to serve two terms. OK, nobody imagined we would be spending two years dealing with Russia but that is where we are at. Yuliya Stepanova blew the whistle on widespread doping in Russian athletics It might not look like it but we are making real progress now. I am not walking away.Evidence of Russias cheating came to light in two WADA-sponsored reports, the first published in November 2015 and the second in July, three weeks before the start of the Rio Games. 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"Barcelona is the best team in the world and deserves to be represented by the best executives. "I remind him that neither I nor any of my representatives have asked for a contract extension at any moment, and he knows that very well." Messi is Barcelonas all-time leading scorer and a four-time world player of the year. He is in Argentina recovering from a hamstring injury and expected to return to Barcelona in January. Messi rarely speaks about the bbusiness side of his career.dddddddddddd This is the first time he has openly criticized an important board member of the club he joined when he was 13 years old. Besides a series of injuries, Messis season has also been marked by legal problems. Messi and his father Jorge are being investigated for allegedly not paying all their taxes. Messis father made a payment of more than 5 million euros (then $6.6 million) on Aug. 14 to cover alleged back taxes and interest. Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes called for calm and downplayed any conflict between the club and its most valuable player. "We are all pulling in the same direction in this club," Valdes said. Even so, it appears that a better deal for Messi could be in the works. Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said on Thursday he had not spoken to Messi about his contract, while adding "but my door is always open. I have no doubt that the best player in the world deserves to be the highest paid." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Jolyon Palmer will remain at Renault for the 2017 F1 season alongside Nico Hulkenberg with Kevin Magnussen set to move to Haas. The French squad had already signed Hulkenberg to lead the team next year, leaving current incumbents Palmer and Magnussen to battle it out for the second seat.Paddock rumour suggested Renault favoured retaining Magnussen, despite a late surge in form from Palmer, but the Danes expected move to Haas opened the door for Palmer to keep his seat for a second season.  Im over the moon to be racing with Renault for a second season and I cant wait to reward the teams faith in me on track, said Palmer. Having worked out of Enstone since 2015 I can fully appreciate the development of the infrastructure this year. This means I share the excitement of the team looking to 2017 and our new car.For me, its been a steep learning curve driving in Formula 1 and I know that I am performing better than ever, and that theres still more to come. There is tremendous drive and enthusiasm in Enstone and Viry looking to next year and I am honoured to be part of this. 2017 F1 line-ups Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Ferrari Sebastian Vettel Kimi Raikkonen Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo Max Verstappen Force India Sergio Perez Esteban Ocon Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz Daniil Kvyat Williams Valtteri Bottas Lance Stroll McLaren Fernando Alonso Stoffel Vandoorne Haas Romain Grosjean Kevin Magnussen Renault Nico Hulkenberg Jolyon Palmer Sauber TBC TBC Manor TBC TBC Palmer has scored one point in his 19 F1 races to date, with his solitary points finish coming in Malaysia. We are delighted to retain Jolyon as our driver for the 2017 season. Jolyon has shown his hunger to develop with us as the team grows and we have been impressed with his increasingly strong performances on track as the season has progressed, said Renault chief Jerome Stoll.We are confident that the combination of Jolyon and Nico Hulkenberg offers a very promising driving force to meet our goals. Jolyon understands the teams spirit and motivates everyone he works with. The line-up of Jolyon and Nico harnesses the benefits of continuity and fresh blood.I am sure that having Nico as a team-mate will help push Jolyon to greater achievements. We thank Kevin Magnussen for his efforts in 2016 as he has done a great job for us this year. We wish him all the best for 2017 and beyond.2017 provisional schedule, test dates and driver line-upsCan Nico Rosberg clinch the title at Interlagos? Watch the Brazilian GP live on Sky Sports F1 on Sunday, the race begins at 4pm; Watch the whole race weekend with a NOW TV week pass - 10.99, no contract Also See: F1 gossip column The 2017 driver line-ups Hulkenberg joins Renault Hulk move makes sense Rodger Saffold Jersey .While Rosberg is coming off a strong victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton is dwelling on a mistake that ended his streak of five consecutive wins and kept him from increasing his advantage. Nickell Robey-Coleman Jersey . Last year, Islanders forward Colin Mcdonald released a "Do It For Colin" campaign to promote his teammate and friend John Tavares for the EA sports honour:The most popular sports voting video ever has to go to Chris Bosh who showcased his comedic abilities in his effort to get fans to vote him into the 2008 All Star Game:You can vote for TJ and other star players for the NHL 15 cover vote here. http://www.laramsfansshop.com/c-48-rams-pharoh-cooper-jersey.aspx.Y. -- That hangover from the Big East tournament is gone for Villanova. Todd Gurley II Jersey . The Leafs were back on the ice Wednesday following an 10-day break. It apparently wasnt long enough, as Team Canadas 2-1 win over Latvia didnt conclude before the Leafs began practice. "I was thinking we might get a little delay, but it was nice to get out there," said Tyler Bozak of watching Wednesdays game. Ethan Westbrooks Jersey .com) - Eric Fehrs goal 42 seconds into overtime lifted the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Columbus, halting the Blue Jackets seven-game win streak.TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays recalled left-hander Rob Rasmussen from triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. The 25-year-old reliever has appeared in 13 games for the Bisons this season. He hass a 0-1 record and 2.dddddddddddd.65 earned-run average with 19 strikeouts. The move was made two days after the team optioned right-hander Marcus Stroman to the Bisons. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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BABE RUTH CALLING HIS SHOTIt was late in the Babes career as the Yankees were in Chicago for the World Series. Midway through Game 3, the Babe pointed to centre field while at the plate against Charlie Root. The ensuing home run on the next pitch has become one of the most talked about moments in baseball history.This is what the moment would have looked like had the Babe and Root been tweeting as the events transpired.STEVE BARTMAN INCIDENTFor modern day Cubs fans, this moment is as bad as anything that the team has done in their lifetimes. The Cubs were facing the Marlins in the 03 NLCS, up 3-0 in the 8th inning with a 3-2 series lead. Marlins second basemen Luis Castillo hit a pop up down the left field line and left fielder Moises Alou tracked it as it faded towards the Wrigley bleachers. What transpired next will still make cubs fans shake their head. A Cubs fan by the name of Steve Bartman reached out as the fall was coming down and disrupted Alou from trying to make the catch. We have seen this happen countless times as foul balls head into the stands, but the stakes of this game made this so much more painful. The Cubs went on to blow the game and lose their shot at their first NL pennant since 1945. Everyone wants to catch a foul ball - but few suspect that it will change their lives. Lets take a look at what it would have looked like for Bartman if he was live tweeting the events on that fateful night. Pat ODonnell Jersey . The Red Wings hadnt played the night before. The Boston Bruins had. A month from now, or two months from now, it doesnt matter. But right now it does matter, when you start and you play back to back, its wear and tear on you for sure, Babcock said. Prince Amukamara Jersey . Lisicki beat South African Chanelle Scheepers by a 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) margin. 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Season 6, Episode 8.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are aiming for their fourth Super Bowl title.Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are going for their sixth NBA championship.Different sports. Similar dynasties.Theyre built and designed culturally very similarly, said Scott Pioli, head of the Patriots player personnel department during the championship seasons, knowing who the leader is and making sure that people are going to fit in with what the leadership wants and how they want to do it.Stability at the top is crucial to both teams success.Brady is in his 15th season, Duncan his 18th. Theyre humble superstars who set a team-first example.Bill Belichick has coached the Patriots to 11 division titles in the last 12 seasons and has home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Gregg Popovich has led the Spurs to the playoffs in 17 of his 18 full seasons as coach.Longtime owners Robert Kraft and Peter Holt have made it clear who has authority Belichick on the Patriots, Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford on the Spurs.And theres mutual admiration.Any successful franchise has good synergy between ownership, management and coaches, Popovich said. The Patriots obviously have that. Its a fantastic organization.Belichick returned the compliment.I love the way he coaches that team, the Patriots leader said. I admire it.Pioli is very familiar with both clubs.He was with the Patriots from 2000-08 and has had many discussions about team building with Buford, a close friend.Having a locker room that is dominated by the right kind of people and the right makeup is just as important as talent if you want to sustain championship level football or basketball, said Pioli, now assistant general manager of the Atlanta Falcons. The key (was) to make sure that we went out and got players that loved and were willing to commit to football the way that the head coach would. And thats what San Antonio does.Belichick and Popovich are the longest serving active coaches in their leagues. They demand precision in practices and games, stress team over individual success and treat their stars like their other players.When they mess up, Brady and Duncan hear about it.The Spurs and the Patriots have a collection of guys that are over themselves, said Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who became friendly with Belichick while coaching the Boston Celtics. Pop talks about that all the time, and so does Belichick: I need guys to be over themselves and about the team.Duncan passes to Tony Parker for baskets. Brady throws to Rob Gronkowski for touchdowns.When you have a superstar player that is humble and buys in and is willing to do whats best ffor the team, that sets the tone for the rest of the team, Patriots special teams star Matthew Slater said.dddddddddddd. Looking at Tim Duncan from afar, you definitely see that. And then being in the locker room with Thomas, its the same thing.That constant excellence has come in an era when parity and salary caps mitigate against it.The Patriots won Super Bowls in the 2001, 2003 and 2004 seasons. Since Brady became a starter in 2001, they have the best record in the four major American pro sports leagues with the Spurs second.The Spurs won NBA titles in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. Since Duncan arrived in 1997, theyre first in winning percentage with the Patriots second.Your success is very much dependent on the person next to you and their ability and dependability in those two sports, Pioli said. Its about the players being able to respond to the great leader.Some luck helped.Brady was still available in the sixth round when the Patriots drafted him in 2000. Duncan was a cinch to be the No. 1 pick in 1997 and the Spurs got it even though the Celtics had the best chance to win the lottery.Both organizations have found veterans who could contribute.Marco Belinelli, Boris Diaw and Danny Green all helped the Spurs win the title last season after being traded or cut elsewhere.Linebackers Mike Vrabel and Larry Izzo joined the Patriots in 2001 and played key roles in all three championships. Running back LeGarrette Blount and linebacker Akeem Ayers have played well since their midseason additions this year.Bill needed smart players that were tough and low maintenance, Pioli said.There are, of course, differences in how the franchises have thrived.The longer you spend in this industry, you learn that there is not one formula for success in professional sports, Kraft said. What works for one organization doesnt necessarily translate to another. But what is important is that you find a formula that works best for you. Clearly, the Spurs have found a formula that works best for them.Just because Patriots assistant coaches learned from the master, success didnt follow them Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Josh McDaniels when they became NFL head coaches.So why does New England keep winning?That comes down to three people, Slater said. Mr. Kraft, coach Belichick and Tom Brady.The Spurs have a similar foundation.What is the goal? Do you want to win just one championship or do you want to sustain it? Pioli said. When your core chemistry is hitting on all cylinders, thats when you have a chance to win championships.___AP freelancer Raul Dominguez in San Antonio contributed to this report.___Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the starting lineup at second base for Tuesday nights game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ellis missed the first 13 games of the season with left knee tendinitis. He went 1 for 3 while playing five innings during a rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. Ellis signed a one-year deal with St. Louis in the off-season. The 11-year veteran is a .407 career hitter against Milwaukee. Shortstop Pete Kozma was optioned to Triple-A on Monday night to make room for Ellis on the 25-man roster. Kris Versteeg Jersey . So much so that even a simple foul pop up to the first baseman turned into a run. Houstons four-run rally in the ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Monday night was capped by a bizarre play that started as Crowe fouled out to first baseman Justin Smoak with runners on second and third. Tim Horton Jersey . 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HOUSTON -- Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Jeremy Lin came off the bench to score 21 points and help the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-98 on Wednesday night to avoid elimination. The Trail Blazers lead the first-round series 3-2 entering Game 6 on Friday in Portland. A basket by Damian Lillard got the Trail Blazers within two points before James Harden stepped back and swished a 3-pointer to make it 103-98 with about three minutes left. The shot brought the crowd, which was clad almost completely in red shirts emblazoned with the words "Clutch City" on them, to its feet. That started an 8-0 Houston run to close it out. Harden finished with 17 points and seven assists. Houston finally slowed down LaMarcus Aldridge, limiting him to eight points, after he averaged 35.3 points in the first four games. Wesley Matthews led the Blazers with 27 points and Lillard added 26. Lin got extended minutes on Wednesday night with Pat Beverley dealing with an illness. Beverley had five points in 21 minutes. The Rockets led by as many as 17 points in the first half. Portland cut it to one point three times in the fourth quarter, but never went back on top. Terrence Jones added a basket for Houston after the big 3 by Harden before Howard got after Aldridge on the other end. He blocked his short jump shot, sending it out of bounds. Portland got the ball back and Aldridge got the ball again, but he badly missed a shot with Howard in his face as the shot clock expired, leaving Aldridge yelling for a foul. The Rockets were up by nine early in the fourth quarter after four quick points from Lin before Portland used an 8-0 run, with the first four points from Nicolas Batum, to cut the lead to 91-90 with 7:39 remaining. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Matthews cut Houstons lead to 62-58 early in the third quarter. He added 12 more points in the period to finish with 18 of Portlands 29 points. Howard and Lin carried the Rockets in the thirdd, combining for 18 points.dddddddddddd. Howard had 10 and Lin scored the rest, including a long two as the shot clock expired with Lillard right in his face. Matthews, who was 4 for 5 from long range in the third, made two 3-pointers within 20 seconds late in the quarter to cut Houstons lead to two points. But Lin finished off the quarter with a three-point play to make it 82-77 entering the fourth. Robin Lopez received a flagrant-1 foul when he fouled Howard in the air while fighting for a rebound and pulled him to the ground by the shoulders on the way down. Howard made one of two free throws to stretch Houstons lead to 74-68 with three minutes left in the quarter. Houston led by three after one and used an 11-0 run to start the second quarter and go up 41-27. Jones scored the first four points in that span and rookie Troy Daniels capped it with a 3-pointer. The Trail Blazers had six turnovers while the Rockets built the lead and didnt score until a pair of free throws by Aldridge with about nine minutes left until halftime. Howard picked up his third foul soon after that and went to the bench. Portland scored the next five points to get within seven but the Rockets used a 10-0 spurt to push the lead to 51-34. Lin had a reverse layup and a 3-pointer during that run. The Trail Blazers ended the first half with a 14-5 run, with eight points from Lillard, to cut the lead to 56-48 at halftime. Aldridge had just six points at halftime after sitting out about half of the first quarter after getting his second foul. NOTES: The Trail Blazers wore patches on their jerseys to honour Hall of Famer Jack Ramsay, who died on Monday at 89. Ramsay coached the team to an NBA title in 1977. The plaid patch has the words "Dr. Jack" and a "77" to honour the championship team. The Blazers will wear the patch for the remainder of the post-season. ... Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon watched from a courtside seat. ... Chandler Parsons added 20 points for Houston. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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1. JORDAN CRAWFORD (Warriors): The Golden State Warriors have reportedly acquired guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Boston Celtics Wednesday as part of a three-team trade. Golden State is sending guard Toney Douglas to the third team in the trade, the Miami Heat, who will ship center Joel Anthony to the Celtics, according to multiple sources. Crawford has done a nice job in Boston with his play-making. Led the Celtics with close to six assists per game and scoring close to 14 ppg. Things didnt work out with the Wizards and GM Danny Ainge gave him a shot and hes an improved player. Still forces a few too many shots for my taste, yet when I watch him I see a guard that starting to figure things out gradually. 2. KYLE LOWRY & DEMAR DEROZAN (Raptors): Lots of discussion of late about the all-star game. I wont lie - Im bias. I see these guys perform all the time and have watched their improvement; maturity and games evolve and would be thrilled if both made it. Theyve been a huge part of the turnaround and winning players deserve recognition. It will likely be tough for both to make it, yet if the Raptors can continue to win games (and that really helps open eyes of coaches when they pick the reserves), their chances increase. Keep it going and make it a tough decision for folks by leading your team to victories. 3. OKC THUNDER (5-4 without Russell Westbrook): Kevin Durant has been nothing short of brilliant trying to keep his team afloat. Hes even said that hes shooting too much. Theyve become a very predictable and defendable team without the dynamic point guard which is no big surprise. You lose a guy of that caliber and youre going to struggle. Does GM Sam Presti sit tight and wait this turbulence out or do they try to make a move to help this teams scoring punch? Dont want to be in a position that youre without home court advantage in the second round in the very difficult Western Conference playoffs. Some deep thinking and soul searching for them as they ponder winning now vs. internal growth and patience. Good test. 4. GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO (Bucks): Caught him in person for the second time on Monday night in Toronto. He fascinates me. Only 19-years old. Milwaukee took a flyer on him in the first round and Ive gotta tell you, I see why. Its not about now but when hes 22-23 years old and the game starts to come naturally to him and he figures it all out. Obviously, he needs major upgrades with his strength and stamina and that will come. Hes long, athletic and has decent skills. Definitely a guy to keep an eye on the next few years as he matures. 5. MARCO BELINELLI (Spurs): Having a wonderful year shooting the ball at 50 per cent from three-point range (tops in the NBA). Great system for him to play in and hes always been a guy that I liked since his days in Golden State. Good passer and better defender than he looks. Hes tough and loves to compete. 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LONDON - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo practiced Friday for the second straight day in an attempt to be ready for Sundays game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.Romo, who injured his back for the third time in the last 18 months nearly two weeks ago, sat out last weeks loss to the Arizona Cardinals and skipped the teams first practice in London on Wednesday. But he participated in drills on Thursday and again on Friday.He looked pretty comfortable to me, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, who spoke before Fridays practice, said of Thursdays session. Clearly, he wanted to get the blood flowing through his body and get his movement back both in the pocket and also throwing the football, and he had a pretty good day yesterday.The Cowboys (6-3) play the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) at Wembley Stadium on Sunday in the last of three regular-season games in London this year. They have lost their last two games, however, with backup Brandon Weeden playing last weekend.Romo has fractures in two small bones in his back. The injury is unrelated to a herniated disk last year or to off-season surgery to remove a cyst earlier in 2013.The quarterback said Thursday he was still a little sore, but called it normal stuff, and said his back loosened up during practice.Garrett, however, still hasnt made a decision on who will start on Sunday.Well take today, well see how he feels after yesterdays work, Garrett said, and hopefully he can practice the way we need him to practice today and just take it right up until game time.The Cowboys have played overseas nine times in their history, including twice in London. 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After scoring her first goal with the national team in a 1-1 draw with the United States last month, Buchanan will get another chance to show off her talents when Canada hosts Germany in another friendly on Wednesday night. And as Canada continues its preparations ahead of hosting next years womens World Cup, Buchanan has fit in seamlessly with the national team after impressing at lower levels. "I dont think its difficult because my teammates just encourage me to bring what I bring to the team," said Buchanan. "Theyre very accepting to what I bring." Canada head coach John Herdman said Buchanan -- who will play at this summers under-20 womens World Cup on home soil -- has impressed him ever since he first saw her at an under-17 camp in 2011. "She was just streets ahead of anything Id seen before," said the Englishman. "We didnt fancy taking her to the (2012) Olympics because she was 15. She probably could have handled it, to be honest. Shes that good." Herdman said Buchanans versatility is what has made her such an effective player in 13 appearances for her country, including 11 starts. "Weve challenged all the senior players to start showing the DNA of a modern centre back, and a modern centre back can play like a midfielder," he said. "They can disguise their passes, they have a range of different types of passes and they can defend. These younger players have been able to do that. Kadeishas never given her shirt back." Canada comes into Wednesdays game at B.C. Place Stadium ranked seventh in the world by FIFA, while the Germans sit No. 2 behind only the Americans. Herdmans team lost 1-0 in Germany last year in game that saw Canada defend well, but fail to get much going offensively. With less than a year until the World Cup, he wants to see more positive play as the team continues to build towards the showcase tournament. "We have to shift forward pretty quickly on how we attack the game. I think thats been a big emphasis over the last couple of days," said Herdman. "Last time we played against Germany we defended well, we hung on for 90 minutes, kept it within one goal. But we definitely didnt threaten them in a way that, if youre going to win a World Cup, you have to. "Im hoping that were a bit more lively. The game might be a bit more open and they might get a few more chances to score because were trying to change a few things in the way we go about how we play. Judge us on the amount of shots, crosses we have in the game and that will give an idea of how weve progressed against Germany." Canadian captain Christine Sinclair said Wednesdays game is crucial as the team looks to see where it stacks up against the worlds best on the field that will host next years final.dddddddddddd. "This is a huge preparation game for us," said the veteran striker. "Obviously a World Cup venue and were playing the second-ranked team in the world. I dont think many people understand that. They just see the Americans. Germany is a quality side. "Its a completely different test for us." Herdman has tried to implement a more free-flowing system since Canadas bronze-medal performance at the London Olympics two years ago, and despite that 1-1 draw with the U.S. in May, Sinclair said the players still have a ways to go. "I think consistency for us right now is very important. Were coming off a decent result against the Americans," she said. "Its important for us to be able to put together another one against another top side because thats whats going to be expected in the World Cup." While Canada has continued to produce good young talent in defence and midfield, the country still relies heavily on the 31-year-old Sinclair for goal scoring. Herdman said the national team is constantly trying to identify and develop talent in the attacking third, but it has not come easy. "You have to be ready to have a talent system where you have a profile, you know what that profile is and players then develop from the age of 13 on to fit that profile," he said. "I think thats not what weve done in the past. We havent had a very clear profile. "Its going to take time, but with the talent weve got, another (Sinclair) is going to pop up soon." Herdman said he expects Germany to present its usual well-organized defence on Wednesday, adding that his side will have to be clever in attack if its going to defeat the European giants for the first time. "Its got to be a high-tempo, possession game and weve got to have players with the technical capacity to work against that German block," he said. "There isnt a better defensive unit. Theyre physical, they move collectively together on every blade of grass, theyre so hard to break down. Its a huge challenge. "Youre going to see one of the best teams in the world here -- a huge challenge ahead of us." A year out from the World Cup, another huge challenge will be how Canada deals with the pressure that is already starting to mount as tournament hosts. But its something Herdman said both he and the players will relish. "When you come into a job like this, at the end of the day my role is to help these girls fulfil their dreams," said Herdman. "They want to win a World Cup here. I think collectively we all feel a bit of pressure that we dont want to let the country down, but were just going towards it, embracing it. "Its what gets us out of bed in the morning. We look it as our opportunity and not a curse. As soon as it becomes a curse, then you lose sight of why you come to work." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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