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Fewer referrals, slashed decision times and a saving of more than 10 hours of live play.These are the major positives put in front of the NRL competition committee on Tuesday following the raft of rule changes made to the game in 2016.Among them was video referral decisions taking an average of 12 seconds less time compared to last year, as a result of the introduction of the $2 million bunker this season.Surprisingly, only 41 per cent of try attempts have been sent to the bunker this season, after 44 per cent were referred in 2015.However, stats did show a five per cent rise in live decisions overturned by the men in Eveleigh compared to video officials who were at the ground last year.Whether most of them were correct calls is up for debate.But in a big coup for the game, fans have been treated to more live play, with more than 10 hours saved as a result of the scrum clock and drop-out clock in 2016.Competition committee member Trent Robinson admitted just last week that the maligned bunker would be set for a review at the end of the season following a coachs meeting in May.But NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan said it was critical the committee be shown the early results before discussing more changes over the summer.This is an incredibly important group and todays meeting was a great opportunity to put some early results from some of the major changes in the game to them, he said.The group will now go back and digest a lot of the information so they can look at the way some of those key changes are shaping the game.Robinson and South Sydney counterpart Michael Maguire are the two coaches elected into the committee, which includes Rugby League Players Association representative Clint Newton, and NRL boss Todd Greenberg.Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant and commissioner Wayne Pearce are also in the group.The state-of-the-game update also showed 34 per cent of games this year have been decided by six points or fewer, a record 15 games have been decided by golden point, and there has been an increase in tries.Television audiences are also up 16 per cent compared to last season. Vans Old Skool Nere e Bianche. Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. Cult Crew x Vans Old Skool Pro Nere/Bianche Uomo/Donna. The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. http://www.scarpevansscontate.it/leather-old-skool-reissue-dx-vans-uomo-donna-bianche-scontate.html. Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. Vans LXVI Old Skool Lite Uomo/Donna Scarpe Nere/Vero Bianco. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey last Sunday. The fine is the fourth this season for Goldson. He was fined $30,000 for a hit on the New York Jets Jeff Cumberland in Week 1. Vans Old Skool Nere Basse.C. -- Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. PHILADELPHIA -- Odubel Herrera put the finishing touches on his All-Star bid.Herrera hit a leadoff homer and drove in two runs, Jeremy Hellickson threw six sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight win.Herrera is batting .306 with nine homers and an .835 OPS. Hes a strong candidate to represent the Phillies at the Midsummer Classic in San Diego.If that happens, great, Herrera said through an interpreter. If it doesnt, I just want to help my team win.Asked if he feels he deserves to go, Herrera answered himself: For sure.Hellickson (6-6) allowed one run and five hits in six innings, striking out six. He was 0-9 in his previous 15 starts against AL opponents.The biggest key was just quality strike one, Hellickson said. Theyre aggressive, but they dont strike out a lot, so just making that first pitch down and just trying to keep them off-balance as much as I could.Royals starter Ian Kennedy (6-7) gave up three runs in five innings.Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer off David Hernandez in the eighth before the right-hander settled down to retire the next three batters. Jeanmar Gomez finished for his 22nd save in 24 tries.Hes swinging the bat really well right now, Royals manager Ned Yost said of Morales, who is 13 for his last 20. He gave us an opportunity to try to tie the game.Back home after sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phillies snapped a seven-game home losing streak.A video review helped Philadelphia take a 2-1 lead in the third.Herrera walked with one out, stole second and advanced to tthird on a throwing error by catcher Salvador Perez.dddddddddddd After Peter Bourjos struck out looking, Cody Asche walked. Perez then picked Asche off first, but the Phillies challenged and the call was overturned. Maikel Franco followed with an RBI single.Asche ripped an RBI double to right in the fifth to put the Phillies ahead 3-1. Herreras RBI single in the sixth made it 4-1.Herrera gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead on his ninth homer and first leading off.Alcides Escobar hit a double and scored on Cheslor Cuthberts single to tie it at 1 in the second.STANDINGSThe defending World Series champion Royals fell seven games behind Cleveland in the AL Central. The Phillies finished the first half 36-45. They were 24-17 at one point.STREAKINGEscobar has a 12-game hitting streak. The shortstop has started all 79 games this season. ... Phillies OF Peter Bourjos extended his hitting streak to 10 with an infield single. ... Phillies 1B Tommy Joseph struck out as a pinch-hitter and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats with six strikeouts.K ZONEKennedy has struck out 19 of the last 48 batters hes faced in the past two starts. He fanned eight Phillies.I felt I wasnt getting on top of the ball, he said. It was a constant grind.UP NEXTLHP Danny Duffy (3-1, 3.24 ERA) goes for the Royals while RHP Aaron Nola (5-7, 4.45) pitches for the Phillies. Duffy threw a career-best eight innings in his last start. Nola has failed to pitch four innings in four straight starts. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas used to be teenage superstars of the Premier League, breaking record after record as they reached their early 20s. But now ?they find themselves warming the bench every week at their respective clubs as, writes ESPN FCs Rich Jolly, time catches up with them.Fabregas helped Arsenal to FA Cup glory in 2005 and was part of the squad that reached the Champions League final a year later. Arsene Wenger handed him the captains armband when he was just 21 years old.Rooney spent the summer celebrating Manchester Uniteds Champions League win over Chelsea in Moscow when Fabregas became Arsenal captain. Prior to that, he led the line as United won three Premier League titles on the trot under Sir Alex Ferguson.Spain was Fabregas biggest hope for trophies as they won Euro 2008 and the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. Rooney, however, was left forever frustrated on the international stage with the usual England drama that tends to explode whenever expectation rises.Now both players struggle to produce the form they used to for their clubs, who has had the better career?Wayne Rooney?Premier League: 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13Champions League: 2007-08FA Cup: 2015-16League Cup: 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10Community Shield: 2007-08, 2010-11, 2016-17World Club Cup: 2008Rooney has played a total of 529 games in his career scoring a staggering 313 goals since bursting on the scene with Everton. Rooney has played for 115 times for England, becoming the countrys leading goal scorer with 53 goals.Before leaving Goodison Park for Old Trafford, Rooney played 77 games for his hometown club bagging 17 goals. At Manchester United, Rooney has reached a staggering 246 goal milestone for his club.Cesc Fabregas?Premier League: 2014-15FA Cup: 2004-05League Cup: 2014-15Community Shield: 2004-05Super Cup: 2011-12World Club Cup: 2011La Liga: 2012-13Copa Del Rey: 2011-12?FIFA World Cup: 2010UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012?Fabregas scored 57 goals in 303 games for Arsenal before leaving for Barcelona in 2011 to team up with his Spain international team mates. The Barcelona dream return did not go as planned for Fabregas as he played only 151 games for the Catalans, scoring 42 goals.Chelsea was his next destination where he now struggles to get game time. Fabregas has played 101 games for the Blues with 13 goals. At international level, Fabregas has been capped 10 short of Rooneys England games at 105, scoring 15 goals.? Cheap MLB Jerseys.B. -- The Baie-Comeau Drakkar took over sole possession of first place atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Thursday with their sixth straight win. 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NEW YORK -- The Calgary Flames are staying afloat during a six-game Eastern Conference road trip. They will try to close the trek out in winning style Monday when they face the skidding New York Islanders at Barclays Center.Both teams are coming off losses. Calgary fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Sunday night, while New York dropped a 3-2 decision to the Sharks in San Jose on Friday. The Islanders return home to open a brief two-game homestand.The Flames already ensured themselves of at least a .500 trip (3-2-0). They enter play Monday two points behind the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars in the race for the final Western Conference wild-card berth.Its a disappointing loss, but we have back-to-back games and weve got to finish this trip off on the right note, Flames defenseman Mark Giordano said Sunday night. If we win (Monday), its a 4-2 trip, and thats a good trip.The Flames (10-13-1) should have some added motivation after giving up three unanswered goals in the second period Sunday night as the Flyers turned a tie game into a rout.I was very disappointed with our guys after the first, Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said. I let them know that and it didnt get any better in the second. Theres no system for being outworked.If there were, perhaps Islanders coach Jack Capuano would feel better about his teams fortunes. New York, which reached the second round of the playoffs last spring for the first time since 1993, enters Monday with a 6-10-4 record. The Islanders have the fewest wins and points (16) in the NHL.Eight of the Islanders losses were by one goal. New York allowed the go-aahead goal in the final three minutes of the third period five times, including Friday, when the Islanders tied the score with 57.dddddddddddd2 seconds remaining, only to give up the winning goal to the Sharks with 22.5 seconds to play.Its just mind-boggling, Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. We played one of the best games weve played. We came in here against San Jose -- Stanley Cup finalists -- (and we) dominate the third period. No puck luck right now. There is no explanation.Also a fact for the Islanders: They are all but buried in the playoff race already. New York is a whopping nine points behind the New Jersey Devils in the race for the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot.The goalie matchup Monday likely will pit the Islanders No. 1 netminder, Jaroslav Halak, against Flames backup Brian Elliott.Halak didnt play Friday but started eight of the Islanders first 10 games in November. He is 8-5-1 in his career against the Flames. He stopped 31 of 32 shots to earn the win the last time the two teams played on Feb. 25, when New York captured a 2-1 victory at Calgary.Elliott lost his job to the surging Chad Johnson, who took the defeat Sunday to fall to 6-3-0 this month. A start Monday would be just the sixth in November for Elliott, who is 4-1-3 in nine career appearances against the Islanders. He last faced New York while playing for the St. Louis Blues on Dec. 4, 2015, when he stopped 24 of 25 shots but took the loss in the shootout as the Blues fell 2-1. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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Wellingtons Westpac Stadium is the venue for Bledisloe II and while that doesnt inspire the cold sweat in the Wallabies that Eden Park does, the 42-8 drubbing they received in Sydney last week means many are probably still shaking anyway. The All Blacks were nothing short of superb in the first 40 minutes at ANZ Stadium, the world champions scoring four tries before adding two more after the break in what was a glorious display of attacking rugby.They were certainly helped by a Wallabies side that missed 40 tackles and were extremely wobbly at set-piece; but it was the lack of execution of the games simplest skills that reflected just how far the World Cup runners-up have fallen since November last year. Australia have now lost five Tests on the trot and only the most one-eyed of Wallabies supporters believes that wont be six come Saturday.Team newsNew Zealand: New Zealand: Ben Smith, Israel Dagg, Malakai Fekitoa, Anton Lienert-Brown, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (capt), Sam Cane, Jerome Kaino, Samuel Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Dane Coles, Joe Moody.Replacements: James Parsons, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Liam Squire, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Seta Tamanivalu.A horror run of injury at inside centre, the latest of which was Ryan Crotty in Sydney, has resulted in a Test debut for Chiefs midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown. He is joined in the starting side by Julian Savea, the Hurricanes winger coming in for Waisako Naholo who was cut down by a hamstring injury last week. Up front, Dane Coles starts at hooker after playing 78 minutes from the bench in Bledisloe I.Australia: Wallabies: Israel Folau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley, Dane Haylett-Petty, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy, Adam Coleman, Kane Douglas, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore (captain), Scott Sio.Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Allan Alaalatoa, Will Skelton, Dean Mumm, Nick Phipps, Tevita Kuridrani, Reece Hodge.Ripped apart by injuries in the midfield in Sydney, the Wallabies will field somewhat of an experimental backline in Wellington. The biggest inclusion comes at No.10 where Quade Cooper has been given another chance to exorcise his New Zealand demons. His inclusion pushes Bernard Foley to inside centre while Samu Kerevi will make just his third Test start at outside centre. Up front, Scott Fardy returns at blindside flanker while Western Force lock Adam Coleman joins Kane Douglas in the second-row.Key match-up: Beauden Barrett vs. Quade CooperMan of the match in Sydney, Beauden Barrett has barely put a foot wrong in 2016. Any questions about his ascension to the No.10 jersey ahead of Aaron Cruden were answered emphatically at ANZ Stadium as he cut the Wallabies to shreds in midfield, and directed the All Blacks juggernaut with class. The presence of a new No.12 outside him shouldnt be an issue and if the Wallabies defence fails to improve from Sydney, the Hurricanes pivot will surely enjoy another sensational night on his home deck.Public Enemy No.1: thats the role Quade Cooper has filled across the Tasman since Rugby World Cup 2011. Booed throughout that tournament, largely due to a couple of prior incidents with the beloved Richie McCaw, Cooper has never really recovered from that grilling with his last outing in New Zealand yielding a yellow card at Eden Park in 2015. It is certainly a gutsy move from Cheika, but given Foley looked completely out of sorts in Sydney last week the coach was left with little choice.Key stats (Opta Stats)- The All Blacks have won their last 18 games in a row at home to the Wallabies; Australia have not crossed the Tasman and won since August 2001.- The Wallabies have now conceded more than 40 points in each of their last two games; never before in Test history has an Australian team conceded such an amount in three straight games.- Beauden Barrett scored a try and assisted two more in last weeks fixture; in his eight starts at fly half for the All Blacks, only once has Barrett failed to register either a try or an assist (v Argentina, Sept 2014).WeatherEarly showers should have cleared Wellington by the time kick-off rolls around on Saturday, while an overnight low of 7 degrees is expected. Wind will be a feature, as is always the case in Kiwi capital.UBET verdict: New Zealand $1.08, Australia $8There were plenty who thought the Wallabies had a good opportunity to beat the All Blacks in Game 1 of the Rugby Championship last Saturday night. The Aussies were never in the hunt against the All Blacks, and in reality the 42-8 score line in favour of NZ was probably a little flattering to the Wallabies as well! Not only were they comprehensively beaten, but have picked up injuries as well, and the early betting suggests that a similar fate awaits the Wallabies in Wellington on Saturday night. New Zealand have opened as red hot $1.08 pops with Australia at $8.00, and while that isnt any real surprise, the early money has also been for New Zealand to cover a spread of -18.5 points.PredictionIt couldnt get any worse for Australia, right? Wrong. The scary thing for any supporter of Australian rugby is that New Zealand really only played for 55 minutes in Sydney, and the world champions will no doubt be desperate to turn in the complete performance in Wellington. On the flip side, the Wallabies surely cant be abject as they were in Sydney either; defensive coach Nathan Grey said earlier this week there is an easy fix to the sides tackling woes and there will need to be given their horrible effort last weekend. Fans should expect an improved Wallabies showing, though it wont even come close to troubling the All Blacks.New Zealand by 25. Cheap MLB Jerseys.Y. -- Leading 3-0 with only 11:25 left, the Colorado Avalanche committed a seemingly meaningless penalty to give the New York Islanders a power play. Cheap Brewers Jerseys China. For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. 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Ferrari Academy driver Charles Leclerc says the late Jules Bianchi was on his mind when he took to the track for his first test with Ferrari on Tuesday.After impressing on his F1 debut with Haas during first practice for the British Grand Prix, Leclerc secured a test day with Ferrari on Tuesday. After finishing his track time at Silverstone, Leclerc opened up about his relationship with his mentor Bianchi, who died last year from injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.I knew him from when I was really, really young, he said. 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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Star receiver Alshon Jeffery was suspended Monday for four games without pay for violating the NFLs policy on performance-enhancing substances, the latest staggering blow for the reeling Chicago Bears.Jeffery posted on Twitter that he took a supplement for inflammation containing a substance banned by the league.I take full responsibility and Im deeply upset with myself for not doing the proper research on this supplement, he wrote. I want to apologize to my family, the Bears organization, my teammates, and Bears fans. I will work hard to earn back the respect and trust of the Bears nation and look forward to being back on the field.His suspension was another dose of bad news for a team that lost several players to injuries in an embarrassing 36-10 loss at Tampa Bay that left the Bears with a 2-7 record. Now, they will have to get by without arguably their best player, starting with Sundays game at the New York Giants.Obviously were very disappointed, coach John Fox said. I think hes fairly embarrassed about it, but well support him and welcome him when he gets back after serving his suspension.As if Jefferys punishment wasnt enough, it looks like the Bears will be without star right guard Kyle Long. The NFL Network reported Monday that he will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.Jeffery will be eligible to be activated on Dec. 12 and play against Green Bay six days later. He leads the team with 630 yards receiving and is second with 40 catches.It (stinks) not having your top weapon on offense, tight end Zach Miller said. We have to figure out ways to be better, to do better collectively. But I dont think you really replace Alshon Jeffery that easily. Well have to do it as a group.Jeffery is playing for the $14.6 million franchise tag after he and the Bears were unable to agree to a long-term contract in the offseason. He was limited to nine games because of injuries a year ago, and now has a PED suspension hanging over him with his contract set to expire again.Fox said players found out during meetings on Monday.All teammates, I think, at the end of the day, theyre supportive, Fox said. But I know Alshons embarrassed by it and Im sure disappointed would be a good word for the rest of us.Fox mentioned a silver lining with receiver Marquess Wilson potentially returning soon from a foot injury. He has been on the physically unable to perform list since training camp. But his comeback would be small consolation, particularly given the rash of injuries the Bears suffered against the Buccaneers.Long, a three-time Pro Bowl lineman, left the field on a cart with a right ankle injury. Fox indicated after the game that it might be a high ankle sprain, though he said Monday a full determination on the injury had not been made. Ted Larsen figures to take his place in the lineup, though Eric Kush is a possibility.Fox had no update on running back Jordan Howard (ankle or Achilles tendon), nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle) or defensive lineman Will Sutton (ankle). Right tackle Bobby Massie also suffered a concussion.The loss to Tampa Bay also raised more questions about the direction of the franchise and wiped out any good vibes the Bears had after they knocked off NFC North leader Minnesota two weeks earlier.Jay Cutler threw two interceptions and fumbled twice after leading the Bears to a victory over the Vikings in his return from a sprained right thumb. It all added up to a big reality check for a team that was as confident as any with two wins halfway through the season could be.The Bears thought they might turn the corner with key players coming back from injuries. Instead, they crashed.I still feel like were not out of it, Miller said.Mathematically, theyre not.The Bears trail Detroit and Minnesota by three games and Green Bay by two in the division. The Vikings are struggling in a big way with four straight losses. So are the Packers, who have dropped three in a row.But with Jefferys suspension, the Bears will have to get by without one of their biggest playmakers.I guess the best word I could use would be unfortunate, defensive end Akiem Hicks said. Because I look forward to seeing 17 (Jeffery) out there going up deep and catching balls and making plays. Its unfortunate and Im going to miss him.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap Houston Astros Jerseys. The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. 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DETROIT (7-9) at INDIANAPOLIS (8-8)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, FoxOPENING LINE -- Colts by 5SERIES RECORD -- Colts lead 21-18-2LAST MEETING -- Colts beat Lions 35-33, Dec. 2, 2012AP PRO32 RANKING -- Lions No. 23, Colts No. 16LIONS 2015 OFFENSE -- OVERALL (20), RUSH (32), PASS (9).LIONS 2015 DEFENSE -- OVERALL (18), RUSH (19), PASS (14T).COLTS 2015 OFFENSE -- OVERALL (28), RUSH (29), PASS (22).COLTS 2015 DEFENSE -- OVERALL (26), RUSH (25), PASS (24).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Lions have lost four straight in series, going 0-3 vs. Peyton Manning, 0-1 vs. Andrew Luck. ... Detroits last win over Colts was 1997 and only win in Indy was in 1991. ... Lions coach Jim Caldwell led Colts to Super Bowl in first season as NFL head coach, going 14-2 in 2009. ... Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter wants Lions to play faster and has made no-huddle prime component. ... 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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Scott McCarron won the Pebble Beach Invitational on Sunday, birdieing the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory over fellow PGA Tour Champions player Kevin Sutherland.The 51-year-old McCarron finished the three-course event at 10-under 278. He won twice this season on the PGA Tour Champions.Sutherland birdied four the last five holes for a 67.Andrew Putnam was third at 8 under after a 65. Cheap Knicks Jerseys China. -- 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. Cheap Knicks Jerseys Authentic. -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. http://www.cheapknicksjerseys.com/. -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Cheap New York Knicks Jerseys.ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. Wholesale Knicks Jerseys. Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. NORFOLK, Va. -- Lavone Holland II scored 20 points and Northern Kentucky dealt Norfolk State its first home loss of the season in a 72-61 win on Saturday night.Holland added a team-best five assists and hit 8 of 10 at the free-throw line. Drew McDonald finished with 18 points while leading Northern Kentucky (5-3) with seven rebounds. Cole Murray hit five 3s and added 15 points for the Norse, who shot just 41.8 percent but overcame it by hitting 12 3-pointers.Northern Kentucky did muuch of its damage in the first half.dddddddddddd McDonald hit a jumper with 5:51 left for a 28-18 lead while Dantez Walton capped off the period with a layup and the Norse led 39-23 at the break.The Spartans (2-7) battled back to 46-44 via a 21-7 run, but the Norse scored the next five to push it back to seven.Jonathan Wade scored 21 to lead the Spartans. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans District Attorney should not be allowed to prosecute the man accused of killing retired Saints star Will Smith, his defense attorneys say, citing a report by the prosecutor that accuses them of witness tampering and other wrongdoing.Attorney John Fuller and his associate, Gregory Carter, asked the trial judge in a motion filed Thursday to remove Leon Cannizzaro and his staff from the murder case against Cardell Hayes, citing the baseless and inflammatory accusations in a 206-page report Cannizzaro sent to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reported that the document alleges that Fuller, Carter and another associate sought to intimidate witnesses and jeopardized the safety of witnesses in cases unrelated to Smiths death. The D.A.s report, which has not been made public, also alleges they are under federal investigation.These public accusations, without formal charging, demonstrate District Attorney Cannizzaros personal animosity toward John T. Fuller and Associates, the defense motion states.In response, state District Judge Camille Buras delayed an otherwise routine evidence hearing and scheduled arguments on the motion for July 20.Cannizzaros office had not filed a response in the court record by Thursday afternoon and did not immediately respond to questions from The Associated Press. The U.S. Attorneys Office declined comment, as is routine when asked whether it is investigating individuals.Prosecutor Jason Napoli has said the evidence shows Hayes provoked the April 9 confrontation by intentionally ramming Smiths SUV -- after Smith had earlier bumped Hayess Hummer -- and then threatening the unarmed man with a loaded .45-caliber handgun.Fuller countered that Hayes fired in self-defense, fearing for his life after Smith struck him several times and went to get his gun, too.A detective testified he saw no evidence Hayes had been injured. Police also said they found Smiths 9 mm handgun, loaded but not fired, inside the SUV.Hayes, also faces attempted murder for the wounding of Smiths wife, who was shot in the legs. Trial is scheduled trial for Sept. 20. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Cheap Cubs Jerseys Authentic. 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Halfback Aaron Smith is heading home from the All Blacks tour of South Africa after he was suspended for an airport toilet incident.The 27-year-old was stood down for this weekends Test against the Springboks in Durban after details emerged of the incident, which took place in Christchurch last month.Coach Steve Hansen said Smith was spotted entering a toilet cubicle with a female friend at Christchurch Airport the day after the side beat South Africa 41-13 on September 17.Hansen said Smith accepted his behaviour was not of All Blacks standard and the punishment for the breach of team standards was decided by team leaders.Smith had asked to leave the tour, a request backed by team management and made an emotional public apology from his South African hotel room before leaving the country.It is not the first time Smith has courted controverssy.dddddddddddd.In 2012 he was benched for a Test against South Africa in Dunedin for breaking a team curfew and two years a later a naked selfie of him was posted online.NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew said Smith would face a misconduct hearing in New Zealand.This was really bad decision-making by Aaron which reflects poorly on him, and on the team.Its the latest incident NZ Rugby has had to deal with in recent times after a stripper scandal at a Chiefs end-of-season party and an assault case involving Wellington Lions player Losi Filipo.We are taking action to improve the culture of our game and are about to embark on an independent review of respect and responsibility in our professional player environment, Tew said. 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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Kung Fu Panda is a lot less roly poly.Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Pablo Sandoval has trimmed down after missing nearly the entire 2016 season.The third baseman appeared to be well over his listed 255 pounds when he reported for spring training in February, and he was limited to three games and seven plate appearances before season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.He did lose a lot of weight. I wont give you the exact weight. I just dont believe in doing that, Dombrowski said Monday as the annual general managers meetings started.Sandoval helped San Francisco win World Series titles in 2010, `12 and `14 but hit .245 with 10 homers and 47 RBI in his first season with the Red Sox after signing a $95 million, five-year contract in November 2014.Boston said during spring training it was not concerned about Sandovals weight, and principal owner John Henry said Sandovals body-fat ratio was 17 percent, down from 21 percent last year.Sandoval spent much of the season at Bostons spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida.He was down there working on rehab, then strengthening, took groundballs, throwing, swinging the bat. Hes ready to play in games right now, Dombrowski said. Im going to give him credit: He worked on dietary aspects of his life. ... Hes really taken tremendous strides.Boston has not decided whether Sandoval will be allowed to play in games this winter.Hes actually asked if he could play winter ball. Were not ready to do that yet with him, Dombrowski said. We still think theres a lot of benefit by him continuing to be in Fort Myers and be down there working with our people.Sandoval is a candidate to play third base next season, along with Brock Holt, Travis Shaw and Yoan Moncada. Sandoval also could get time at designated hitter following the retirement of slugger David Ortiz. Sandoval lost his third base job to Shaw in spring training this year.After winning the AL East, Boston was swept in the Division Series by Cleveland, which won the AL pennant and lost the World Series to the Chicago Cubs in seven games.Dombrowski, who joined the Red Sox in August 2015 after he was fired by Detroit, said he spoke to executives from the Atlanta Braves, who won 14 straight division titles from 1991-2005 but just one World Series, and John Hart, whose moves helped Cleveland to six first-place finishes in seven years from 1995-2001 without any championships.Ive actually been involved in winning the division five of the last six years. We havent won a World Series, Dombrowski said. And I cant seem to see that theres a common thread when I start talking. If somebody has one, Im kind of open to hear about it. You start talking about who plays well at a particular time period. Its just one of those things. 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He stays in great shape. Hes really good for our club.With the Marlins trailing 2-0, Suzuki ripped a single to right in the third to bring home a run. Christian Yelich followed with a two-run double to the gap in right-center.Suzuki sparked another three-run outburst in the fifth with the game tied 3-all, hardly looking his age as he sped around the bases for a leadoff triple. He scored the go-ahead run on Marcell Ozunas one-out single, and Justins Bours RBI single finished off starter Matt Wisler (6-12).Freddie Freeman and Kemp homered for the Braves, providing a glimmer of hope in the middle of Atlantas order for next season.It should be fun, said Kemp, whose solo shot in the fourth was his 31st homer of the season and eighth since being acquired by Atlanta on July 30.Freeman reached 30 homers for the first time in his career with a two-run homer in the first.Justin Nicolino (3-6) earned the win with two hitless innings of relief. A.J. Ramos worked a perfect ninth for his 35th save.Wisler surrendered 10 hits, walked two and didnt strike out anyone in 4 1/3 innings.The Braves closed the gap with a pair of runs in the seventh, when Miami bench coach Tim Wallach was tossed from the game by home-plate umpire Ramon De Jesus for griping about the strike zone. But Kyle Barraclough escaped a bases-loaded jam by getting Jace Peterson to ground into a force.In his third career start, Jake Esch lasted only 3 2/3 innings -- not long enough to qualify for the win. But the rookie did pick up his first big-league hit on an infield chopper, appropriately enough in the city where he played collegiately at Georgia Tech.UPON FURTHEER REVIEWFor the second night in a row, a call was overturned after a challenge by the Braves.ddddddddddddAdeiny Hechavarria was initially ruled safe at first as the Braves attempted to turn a double play in the second inning. After the replay showed the throw barely beat him to the bag, he was called out to end the inning.WEIRD DOUBLE PLAYFreeman grounded into a 6-5-3 double play to end the third.Thats right, 6-5-3.The Marlins had the shift on for the left-handed-hitting Freeman, putting three infielders to the right of second base. The slugger lined a grounder toward what would normally be the shortstop, but it was third baseman Martin Prado who made a nifty grab and made a backhanded flip to Hechevarria, the shortstop, covering second. He threw on to first to get Freeman.INSURANCE RUNMiamis Yefri Perez showed off his blazing speed in the eighth, racing home on a wild pitch that rolled only a few feet away from catcher Tyler Flowers.Perez broke as soon as he saw the ball skip away. 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AUSTIN, Texas -- Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari can brush off poor results for the rest of this season as long as it continues to make progress on its 2017 car.Ferrari looks set to finish third in this years constructors championship after a poor second half of the season has seen it drift 53 points away from Red Bull in second. Sundays U.S. Grand Prix was another disappointing result as Vettel finished fourth, 24 seconds off Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo and 43 seconds off race winner Lewis Hamilton.Vettel admits the results have not been up to Ferraris high expectations, but says development ahead of the major 2017 rule changes has been the priority.So I think I have mentioned many times that you can use all of the track time this year to look ahead to next year even though the cars will be very different, he said. Still, every little bit helps. As I said back in the factory, we had a plan which we are following for a long time for whats going on next year.Its very simple. You will always get measured by what you achieve on the day. We had some good days this year, we had some not so good days, its fair. Sometimes you speak well and sometimes you get s---, its part of the game but it doesnt and it mustnt distract from whats really important which is whats going on in the factory.In that regard I think things are improving. Ive been onboard now for nearly two years and things are going a lot better than they used to be two years ago. Obviously it would be nice to have everything done and sorted and on the car and have the result tomorrow because then everybodys general perception would be a lot better. Then again, youre not fighting Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, youre fighting other very professional teams.We know what were here for, we know what we want to achieve. Were not where we want to be and I think we are the first ones to criticise ourselves, but I am pretty sure that things are going in the right way. I cant give you a time or promise as in when it will be stellar, it also depends on what other people are doing, but I am pretty confident that we are on the right track.Ferraris preparations for 2017 had a major setback in July when technical director James Allison left the team with immediate effect. Vettel admits Allisons departure was a shock, but denies it was a critical blow for 2017.Obviously it took a while at the beginning of the year to know exactly whats going to happen etcetera for next year. I think we started probably as early as anyone but its not just one person.So obviously it wasnt easy for the whole team to digest that James is not there anymore, you can imagine he had one of the key roles so of course it has an influence but it didnt impact much on what was going on behind the scenes in terms of looking forward to next year. China NFL Jerseys. Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. 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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have traded infielder/outfielders Taylor Motter and Richie Shaffer to the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguers Dalton Kelly, Andrew Kittredge and Dylan Thompson.The deal was among the moves Tampa Bay made in setting its 40-man roster before the reserve list deadline Friday night.Motter made his major league debut this year, batting .188 in 34 games over two stints with the Rays. Shaffer appeared in 51 games over the past two seasons, hitting .213.Kelly is a 22-year-old first baseman who spent the past season with Class-A Clinton, where he hit .293 with 30 doubles, seven home runs and 58 RBI. Kittredge, 26, and Thompson, 20, are right-handed pitchers.Meanwhile, the Rays added right-handed minor league pitchers Chih-Wei Hu, Austin Pruitt, Jaime Schultz, Ryne Stanek and Hunter Wood, left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarado and infielders Willy Adames and Daniel Robertson to their 40-man roster.Right-handed reliever Steve Geltz, who split last season between the Rays and Triple-A Durham, was designated for assignment. Left-hander John Lamb, acquired this month from the Cincinnati Reds for cash, was released. Wholesale Nationals Jerseys. LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. Cheap Nationals Jerseys China. The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. http://www.cheapnationalsjerseys.com/. 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His eyes were targeted at the green where partners Jonas Blixt and Brian Davis were finishing up but you just knew his mind was elsewhere, likely trying to understand what was happening to him in his first round in a major championship. As he stood up, he gave the bag a swift boot, the only time he showed any frustration. Anyone who saw it would have wondered what took him so long. DeLaet came into his first major full of hope and good swings, but the treacherous Muirfield set up was full measure this day, almost to the point of being unfair. Off the tee, he wasnt bad at hitting the rock-hard fairways. There were a few loose iron shots too, but nothing too out of the ordinary (with the exception of the Hosel Rocket on the 10th). But on the slick greens it was another story. "I struggled with my speed all day," said DeLaet, still smiling despite the adventurous round of 76. "I felt like I didnt really have any birdie chances all day. I finally got one on eight and I ran it six feet past the hole and made bogey. Same thing on 14. Disappointing for sure." DeLaet, like so many other players in the field, left the course after the opening day of the Open Championship scratching his head about the greens. Player after player talked about the quickness of the putting surfaces, which turned from green to brown as the day went on. They also talked about suspect pin placements, some in stronger tones than others. No matter how softly putts were struck, they rolled out as if on ice. Lag putting may have been the most difficult shot of this day. DeLaet, who was cheered on by a good throng of Canadians, a few in RRoughrider jerseys, started his day by listening to legendary first tee starter Ivor Robson announce his name and then striping his shot down the middle.dddddddddddd. He said there were no nerves or extra pressure on him in his first major and he appeared loose and at ease as he walked down the fairway. "I felt good," he said. "I was comfortable all day." As the day wore on, however, the frustrations of small misses that turned into tough shots grew with most of those happening on the greens. "I just wasnt hitting the shots that I needed to and the putting wasnt sharp even though I holed a few. It just felt like I had six, seven, eight feet for par on every hole. "I had a tap in for par on 17 and as I was tapping it in I was like I cant remember the last time I had a tap-in par." One of the strangest holes came on the 10th. After driving into a fairway bunker and landing in a deep rake furrow, he blasted out. But on his next shot he did the unmentionable. "I hoseled my third shot – I hit it straight off the hosel," he admitted, with an after-the-fact laugh. The ball squirted off to the right and ended up in some deep hay almost behind a scoreboard. A few years ago, a hole such as that or perhaps one of the three putts might have pushed DeLaet to frustration but on this day his maturity took over. "A couple of times I really wanted to hit driver on holes where I shouldnt have because I was frustrated so Im happy with that, but Ive got some work to do [on Friday]." Yes, he does, but at five over, DeLaet is easily within reach of extending his stay at Muirfield into the weekend. It will take improved putting and overall tightening of his shotmaking, but he seems to have the skills and the desire to make it happen. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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NEW YORK -- The playoff chase finally caught up with the New York Yankees on Sunday.On a day when Chase Headley homered and old friend Chase Whitley returned from Tommy John surgery against his former team, the Yankees lost ground in their postseason pursuit.Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer, Matt Andriese won for the first time since June and the Tampa Bay Rays slowed New Yorks late charge by stopping its seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory.We didnt give them the game, Headley said. They just beat us today.Logan Forsythe and Brad Miller also went deep for the last-place Rays, who had dropped three straight and six of seven. But they prevented a four-game sweep behind Andriese (7-7) and Whitley, who tossed two innings of relief in his Tampa Bay debut.Headley hit his 14th home run and Brett Gardner had an RBI single among his three hits for the Yankees, who fell four games behind first-place Boston in the AL East and two back of Baltimore for the leagues second wild card.Every loss at this point stings just because of how few games are left, manager Joe Girardi said.Whitley struck out his first batter, rookie slugger Gary Sanchez, and gave up an unearned run. But he retired Jacoby Ellsbury on an easy fly with two runners in scoring position to protect a 4-2 lead in the seventh.It was the right-handers first major league outing since he started for the Yankees at Tampa Bay on May 14 last year.That was pretty cool. Just unbelievable, Whitley said. Ive still got a lot of friends over there. So it was just really, really fun.Whitley even took a photo with Yankees head physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, who performed the pitchers elbow operation.It was a long road for him, so were all happy for him, Girardi said. I wish he would have gave up a few runs today, but the rest of the way I hope he does well.Brad Boxberger worked a perfect eighth against the 3-4-5 hitters in New Yorks lineup, and Alex Colome got three quick outs for his 32nd save in 34 attempts.We could not have scripted that any better, Rays manager Kevin Cash said. A good bounce-back win for the guys.Andriese allowed one run and six hits over five innings, snapping a seven-game losing streak with his first win since June 15 against Seattle. The right-hander won his first six decisions this season but was 0-7 with a 6.11 ERA in his past 15 outings, eight of them starts.Dickerson and Nick Franklin both had three hits. Millers homer ended an 0-for-17 slump.Rookie right-hander Luis Cessa (4-1) gave up all three Rays homers in 5 2/3 innings. New York had won his first four starts.The Yankees were looking for their first eight-game winning streak since a 10-game run in June 2012. They lost for only the fifth time in 18 games since Aug. 23.Of course it would have been great to keep it going, but weve just got to start a new one tomorrow, Headley said.9/11 CEREMONIESBefore the game, Girardi and Yankees reliever Dellin Betances placed a wreath at the 9/11 Monument in Monument Park to honor those killed in the terrorist attacks 15 years ago. Following a moment of silence, FDNY firefighter Frank Pizzaro sang the national anthem while other firefighters unfurled a large American flag in center field -- the same flag displayed when President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series at the original Yankee Stadium. After their roll call of Yankees starters, the Bleacher Creatures briefly chanted USA! USA!TRAINERS ROOMRays: 1B Logan Morrison strained his left wrist when he hit a foul line drive in the fourth and left the game. Felt it pop on that one swing, he said. More than likely, Im probably done for the year. Morrison returned from a strained right forearm on Aug. 15. ... Miller was back at shortstop for the first time since Thursday, when he was hit by a pitch on the right elbow. He was the DH on Friday and played first base Saturday.Yankees: 2B Starlin Castro received a rare rest with New York in the middle of playing 17 consecutive days. Rookie INF Ronald Torreyes started at second. Castro pinch-hit for Torreyes in the seventh and reached on a two-out error.UP NEXTRays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.86 ERA) pitches Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Toronto, where the Rays are averaging 7.5 runs in six games this year. 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LOS ANGELES -- Months before Derrick Rose took the stand to defend himself in a lawsuit claiming he and two friends raped an ex-girlfriend while she was intoxicated, the NBA star was asked if he understood the word consent.No. But can you tell me? he asked at a deposition in June.Rose came to court last week with a much better grasp of the word that is central to the $21 million civil case, though his interpretation of the concept could prove costly.No one disputes the New York Knicks player and his friends had sex with the woman in her apartment Aug. 27, 2013. The question is whether she gave her consent -- as the men claim -- or whether she was too incapacitated to do so -- as she insists.There is no commonly accepted definition for consent, which is at the heart of a patchwork quilt of evolving laws on rape and sexual assault that in some cases require an affirmative agreement before sex, attorney Rebecca OConnor said.It is murky, and I think thats where were seeing a lot states try to clear the weeds, if you will, and take this on and make it clear, said OConnor, a vice president at the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Its so complicated we can never just say its black and white.Rape was once defined as intercourse with force against a womans will, said Matt Lyon, a law professor at Lincoln Memorial University. Reform efforts in some states led to rape being defined more by the non-consent of the victim than a use of force by the perpetrator.States such as California have gone further in deciding that consent can be withdrawn during sex and that a victim can be too incapacitated to agree to the act.One of the big criticisms against the modernization is the `he said, she said, Lyon said. Its so easy when its clear there was force used, but here the woman may say it was rape though theres no physical evidence of force or that it was done against her will.That is the situation in the Rose case, where the woman said she blacked out after drinking earlier in the night and felt drugged after downing a few shots of tequila at Roses Beverly Hills mansion. With no physical evidence, the case hinges as much on her credibility as that of the three men.The woman said she went home from Roses place, vomited and woke up around 3 a.m. to find Rose, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton having sex with her and she was too incapacitated to stop it.Rose may have been tripped up by the word consent in his videotaped deposition, but he tried to recover at trial by defining it as booth parties being in agreement.ddddddddddddHe also connected dots he felt outlined consent, including the womans racy texts that started 17 hours earlier saying he made her horny.Maybe she sent suggestive texts or emails, but that doesnt prove she consented to it at the time, said Evan Lee, a law professor at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. A woman may be willing to have sex 23 hours in the day, but if he has sex in that 24th hour when shes not willing, then thats rape if he knows she doesnt want to.Rose testified that he assumed consent based on their sexual history, the fact she had never denied him and because of sex acts she initiated with him and his friends at the Beverly Hills house earlier in the night. He and his friends all said the woman seemed sober and she willingly participated.When the three men entered her apartment that morning, defense lawyer Mark Baute said in closing arguments Tuesday that she told them one at a time and welcomed them with open arms and open legs.The Associated Press is not naming the woman because it generally does not identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault.Her lawyer argued that the defense concocted a story to show the woman consented through her sexually aggressive behavior, but he said it amounted to blaming the victim.Its an attempt to slut shame the plaintiff, which generally happens in these type of cases, attorney Waukeen McCoy said.The topic of consent and whether someone is too incapacitated to agree to sex have been part of a broader discussion after allegations that Bill Cosby drugged and molested dozens of women over decades and after outrage over a six-month jail sentence for former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman.The topic has even crossed into the presidential campaign with the emergence of a 2005 recording of Republican nominee Donald Trump bragging about grabbing womens genitalia and several women accusing him of groping them.People are starting to recognize that even if they didnt fit whatever mythological circumstance people think needs to happen in order for it to be rape or sexual assault, that there is in fact that gray area where its still nonconsensual, OConnor said. Even if you wore a skirt or you didnt outwardly force someone off you, this may legally fall into the realm of sexual assault. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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