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LAFAYETTE, La. John Hayden Jersey . -- Frank Bartley IV hit three 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, Justin Miller scored 18 with nine rebounds and four assists and Louisiana-Lafayette cruised to a 101-69 win over Nicholls State on Thursday night.Bartley made 7 of 9 from the field while P.J. Hardy had 12 points and Bryce Washington added 11 points with 10 rebounds. Scott Plaisance and Jerekius Davis scored 10 apiece for Louisiana.Miller scored 12 and the Ragin Cajuns made 20 of 33 (60.6 percent) to take a 48-35 lead into halftime. They scored the first nine points and never trailed as Nicholls State (4-4) shot 40 percent, including 1 of 7 from 3-point range, and committed nine of its 22 turnovers in the first half.JaDante Fryes 3-pointer pulled the Colonels within 10 with 15:49 left but ULL scored 18 of the next 22.DeAndre Harris led Nicholls State with 21 points.Louisiana scored 41 points off turnovers. Bobby Hull Jersey .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Ryan Hartman Jersey . PAUL, Minn. . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.Liverpools 4-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in November was arguably the high point of Jurgen Klopps reign so far. Here we look at how they did it and what the Reds will need to do to pull off a repeat in Sundays Capital One Cup final at Wembley... Manuel Pellegrini called it a fake game but Jamie Carragher saw it very differently, arguing that Liverpools early blitz was as good as anything I can remember, not from Klopp or any Liverpool team, but in the Premier League. Whats clear is that the scoreline was emphatic - a 4-1 defeat for Manchester City, their biggest home defeat at the Etihad Stadium.Eliaquim Mangalas own goal set the tone and further efforts by Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino put the Reds three up in little over half an hour. While Sergio Aguero pulled one back before the break, there was to be no great comeback and Martin Skrtel capped the victory with a fourth for Liverpool. But how did they do it and can it be repeated? Liverpool and Man City meet in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday Coutinho and FirminoThe Brazilian duo of Coutinho and Firmino were vital, with the latter playing as a nominal centre-forward. Firminos ability to drop off and interact with Coutinho and Adam Lallana left Citys defence flummoxed. It also served a key defensive purpose. The front three were scintillating and they played very narrow, explained Carragher.The two reasons for that, I think, were to stop Man City - when they were in possession - from playing balls into midfield and force them wide, but also when theyre that narrow, they can make penetrating runs from there because City centre-backs like to step out to the ball, be aggressive and when theyre on the edge of the box, they always hold that line. Liverpool have won five of the six games that Coutinho, Firmino and Lallana have started together. That includes emphatic wins at Chelsea and Manchester City as well as the 1-0 victory over Leicester. Lallana has a calf injury and is unlikely to start but Daniel Sturridge is mobile, too. The only Premier League game that trio have started? The 6-0 win over Aston Villa. Roberto Firmino, playing as a striker, was among the scorers in the 4-1 win Running gameLiverpools willingness to run hard has been much discussed since Klopps arrival, but its rarely been as conspicuous as it was against City that afternoon in November. The visitors covered 118.15 kilometres of the Etihad pitch, compared to the 110.97km of their hosts. Their total of 622 sprints was 78 more than City, too. Man City v Liverpool - Nov 2015 Man City Liverpool Distance (Km) 110.97 118.15 Sprints 544 622 Lallanas 87 sprints were more than anyone else, although Coutinho managed 62 before being withdrawn midway through the second half. Milner covered the most ground, running 12.83km. It was like the Red Arrows, said Carragher. They were just running through people all the time. They couldve scored another two or three just from this sort of tactic.Of course, theres more to the game than running but its impossible to ignore the contrast in energy levels. It was significant to the victory. If City suffer from this all-too-familiar lethargy following their trip to Kiev in midweek - and they rank among the bottom three in the Premier League for distance covered - Liverpool could expose them again. Adam Lallana made more sprints than any other player in the November game Pressing highLiverpools superior work rate manifested itself in their pressing high up the pitch. Klopps tactic was to close down City and deny them easy possession in their own half. The next point is, if you win a ball [high up the pitch], then its not the longest way in the right direction and thats very important of course, said Klopp afterwards.The evidence is there in the nnumbers. Tony Esposito Jersey. Liverpool made 32 interceptions, 10 more than theyve made in any other Premier League match this season and 18 more than their opponents on the day. Klopps men also came up with 32 tackles for a combined total of 64. The most by any team in a Premier League game this season is only 65. Lucass advanced position highlighted the scale of Liverpools pressing Forcing errorsThe consequence of Liverpools pressing is that opportunities arise. As Coutinho told Sky Sports this week: When the ball goes high up the pitch, were close to the goal and we make lots of chances. To put it another way, City make mistakes - such as the second goal that saw Firmino capitalise on hesitation by Mangala and Martin Demichelis. Man City at home - 2015/16 Failed passes Pass accuracy v Liverpool 124 76.6% Average 80 85.5% Pellegrinis men misplaced 124 passes - the most by far in a game at the Etihad Stadium this season - with a passing accuracy of only 76.6 per cent, also a campaign low. According to Opta, Liverpool induced no fewer than three errors leading to shots. City have only made four such mistakes in their other 13 home Premier League games this season combined.We made so many mistakes with the ball and without the ball, Pellegrini told Sky Sports. When you have so many mistakes with the ball, without the ball, and the way you work and the way you mark and the way you attack, it is very difficult to analyse those things. Even so, its surely something worth thinking about ahead of their Wembley rematch. Planning aheadIndeed, while Pellegrini chose to play down the significance of analysing the performance, Klopp appeared to feel the planning had paid off. What we try to do is to analyse the opponent and see what their biggest strength is and things we can do that they dont feel confident [defending against], then we try to do it, said Klopp afterwards.Its a very important thing in football and the better your opponent is the more important it gets that you do things like this. Manchester City were top of the table, so at this moment were the best team in England. We had to try to find some ways to cause them problems and thats what we did. Manuel Pellegrinis verdict on the fake game back in November So can they do it again? Liverpools approach is likely to be similar, so much will depend on Manchester Citys response. Pellegrini might have argued in November that youd have to do it on purpose to do it so bad but if the City boss doesnt come up with a plan to counter Klopps tactics then the Capital One Cup final could be another accident waiting to happen. Get a Sky Sports Day Pass Dont miss Liverpool v Man City. 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LOUISVILLE, Ky. Steve McLendon Jersey . -- Asia Durr scored a career-high 34 points in less than three quarters as No. 5 Louisville beat Bowling Green 83-58 Saturday in the first game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge.The Cardinals (4-0) used an 18-2 run over the first 2:36 of the second half to break open what had been a close game. Durr, a sophomore guard, scored the first 13 herself to make it 49-27 with 8:29 left in the third quarter.Some poor first-half shooting by Louisville, which made just 5 of 21 shots in the second quarter, allowed the Falcons to stay close throughout the first half. But when Louisville went on its run in the third, Bowling Green helped by committing 14 of its 32 turnovers during the quarter.Clare Glowniak led the Falcons (0-3) with 11 points. Bryce Petty Jersey . The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting needs be outlawed.Marcus Maye Jersey . 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England overcame an alarming start to register a record-equalling 14th successive victory by crushing Australia 37-21 at Twickenham.Somehow Eddie Jones men trailed by only 10 points after an utterly one-sided opening spell that saw wing Sefa Naivalu cross and the Wallabies foiled on two more occasions by desperate final-stand defending.Rampant Australia targeted George Ford repeatedly and forced openings at will, but they were aided by passive opponents who were quickly reduced to fire fighting at every turn.Once again drawing on their resolve, however, injury-ravaged England clawed their way back with an opportunist score from the superb Jonathan Joseph the beginning of the end for the tourists.Josephs vision and execution created a second for Marland Yarde and the foot was pushed further into the Wallabies throats when Ben Youngs used his wits to dart over, before Joseph completed the rout.The win means Jones England have drawn level with the 14-Test winning run set by Sir Clive Woodwards World Cup winners in 2002-03 and extends their mastery over the Wallabies to four successive matches.For the first time since 1992 they have finished the year with an unblemished record consisting of the 13 victories masterminded by Jones and end 2016 in second place in the global rankings, holding off Australias challenge for their position behind New Zealand.After his bitter war of words with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika that brought the build-up to the final autumn international at Twickenham to life, Jones was able to claim bragging rights over his former Randwick team-mate.The scrum had provided one of the battlegrounds for the coaches verbal exchanges, but it was largely a sideshow to a pulsating international that saw Nathan Hughes grow in stature on his full debut, proving a fine deputy for the injured Billy Vunipola.Jones sent England out against Australia with orders to break them mentally and physically and while that objective was ultimately achieved, the start was a vastly different story.Australia left as many as 10 points begging in the opening five minutes alone after Foley missed a simple penalty and a knock-on from David Pocock saw a try for Tevita Kuridrani ruled out.Mistakes from Owen Farrell and Mike Brown gave Kuridrani his chance, and it wwas an error from Dylan Hartley that enabled the Wallabies to surge ahead in the next passage of play. Jermaine Kearse Jersey. The ball bounced off Hartleys leg in the scrum and Australia capitalised with ruthless efficiency by quickly moving the ball left via a long pass from wing Dane Haylett-Petty for Naivalu to stroll over.The Wallabies broke downfield at will in a resoundingly one-sided opening quarter that saw Sekope Kepu and Kuridrani denied tries due to inconclusive grounding.England could hardly have envisaged a worse start with the 10-point deficit flattering them, but suddenly they exploded into life with Ford breaking downfield midway through an end-to-end sequence of play.Yarde was unable to win a foot race once Ford had chipped ahead, but the hosts persevered and were rewarded by a second Farrell penalty that acted as the prelude to their first try on the half-hour mark.Kepu dropped the ball in midfield, although it was scrum-half Nick Phipps who was truly at fault for the error, Farrell stabbed onwards and Joseph sprinted ahead, capitalising on a kind bounce to cross under the posts.For the first time England led, their determination hauling them back into contention, but it was short-lived as Foley landed two penalties.The match was finely-poised as the second half began and it was the Grand Slam champions who landed the next blow, big carries from Mike Brown and Hughes stretching Australia.Faced by ample gold shirts, Joseph held the ball for as long as possible before skilfully stabbing through a kick that Yarde was able to touch down.Five minutes later and England were over again, Hughes power and athleticism hurling Australia backwards and when a penalty was awarded, Youngs sped off and dummied Phipps before weaving over.Farrell landed another penalty and the Wallabies now looked a pale shadow of the side that had ran amok in the first half. Instead, it was England pouring through holes with Hughes an increasingly influential figure.Joseph and Joe Marler slipped off tackles, allowing Kepu to charge over after showing a surprising turn of pace, but Joseph then picked off a poor pass from Pocock to complete the rout. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
ROME -- Novak Djokovic says his right ankle is not bothering him anymore. Randy Johnson Jersey . The top-ranked player twisted his ankle while representing Serbia in the Davis Cup in April then appeared to hurt it again in a second-round loss to Grigor Dimitrov at the Madrid Open on Tuesday. "I feel better. The ankle is not bothering me anymore, which is great news," Djokovic said at the Italian Open on Sunday. "Im already slowly starting to release the protection from the ankle because I feel more and more stable on it. Theres no pain, which is great." Djokovic won the Italian Open in 2008 and 2011 and hes looking forward to a warm reception at the Foro Italico after the Madrid crowd turned against him in the loss to Dimitrov. "I love Italy. I also speak Italian so I feel like a local," Djokovic said. Against Dimitrov, Djokovic slipped on the baseline during the middle of the match and winced in pain. He then called for a trainer and took a lengthy break to get treatment. The wait for the match to resume annoyed the crowd, who turned against Djokovic and began chanting Dimitrovs name. Djokovic was surprised by the crowds reaction. "I won Madrid in 2011 and had nice support. I have a lot of friends in Spain. My brothers live in Spain. So I never had a problem with Spain or Spanish people. In contrary, I always enjoyed my visits there," he said. "This time it happened what happened and I forgot about it already. "I respect the choices of a crowd and who they support and I understand its not going to always be me," Djokovic added. "Thats normal. But what happened there is something unusual for me. I didnt experience that before, to be treated that way for no reason in my opinion. I move on and here I already feel more comfortable." Djokovic opened his clay-court season by winning the Monte Carlo Masters, winning the final in straight sets over Rafael Nadal to end the Spaniards run of eight consecutive titles in the principality. "Monte Carlo was the best possible clay-court season start. Madrid was different but still, as a professional you have to accept the losses and defeats. They are as important as the victories, actually. You learn something new from them," Djokovic said. "Its not the first time Im facing this type of situation in my career. Hopefully this tournament can be the lucky one for me then Ill focus my attention to Paris." Having won the Australian Open in January, Djokovic will chase the years second Grand Slam title at the French Open, which starts in two weeks. In Rome, a major clay-court warm-up for Roland Garros, Djokovic will open against either 30th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia or a qualifier. In an eventual second match, he could face Stanislas Wawrinka, the Swiss player who lost to Nadal in the Madrid final Sunday. C.C. Sabathia Jersey . Halifax beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 7-5 on the strength of two goals apiece from Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy and Brent Andrews. Jonathan Drouin also scored and had three assists while Zachary Fucale made 17 saves for the Mooseheads (16-8-0), who led 6-1 after two periods. Masahiro Tanaka Jersey . With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings bounced back on the power play and shut down the Dallas Stars when they had an extra skater or two.Anthony Mantha scored the go-ahead goal with the man advantage midway through the second period, and Detroit beat Dallas 3-1 on Tuesday night.Dylan Larkin also scored and Petr Mrazek stopped 34 shots for the Red Wings, who are 3-0-1 in the last four games for their best stretch in more than a month.If we play the way weve played the last three, four games, youll see some wins coming our way, Larkin said.Mantha and Larkin scored on the power play, ending the Red Wings 0-for-14 drought with an extra skater over the previous five games.The chemistry is coming along and we proved it the last few games that we can score goals, Mantha said.The Stars, meanwhile, didnt score on any of their five power plays, including a 5-on-3 opportunity that lasted 46 seconds midway through the third.That was a specialty teams win and our goalie was real good, Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. Weve said youve got to win games on specialty teams lots in the league.Kari Lehtonen made 17 saves for the Stars. He was pulled for an extra skater with more than 2 minutes left, and the Red Wings took advantage when Steve Ott scored an empty-net goal to make it 3-1 with 1:03 remaining.Dallas, playing the second of back-to-back games on the road, has dropped two straight and won just three of its last nine overall.Were going to win a lot of games if we play that way, coach Linndy Ruff said. New York Yankees Jerseys. The Stars got off to a strong start, scoring 16 seconds into the game when Esa Lindells shot was redirected off the right skate of Detroit defenseman Mike Green. But they couldnt get the puck past Mrazek again.He stood on his head, Larkin said.Detroit made it 1-all with a goal off a Dallas player when Larkins shot went off one of Jordie Benns skates with 39 seconds left in the opening period.On the road, youve got to win the special teams battle, Stars center Jason Spezza said. We found a way to lose. We have to find a way to win. The power play has to capitalize and we had a two-man advantage. I had two good looks.Game notes Dave Strader, the Stars TV play-by-play announcer, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, attended the game and announced the teams lineup in the locker room beforehand. ... Dallas made its final scheduled appearance at Joe Louis Arena, which will be replaced by a new arena next season. ... Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay dropped the ceremonial puck before the game. ... Detroits Tomas Jurco made his season debut, returning from offseason back surgery. ... Dallas D Stephen Johns, called up Sunday, went off late in the game with a towel over his face to try to stop bleeding.UP NEXTStars: Dallas stays on the road, playing Thursday night at Pittsburgh.Red Wings: Detroit hosts Florida on Thursday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
PITTSBURGH -- The first-ever matchup between generational stars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid did not disappoint -- unless you were an Edmonton Oilers fan, of course -- as the 19-year-old McDavid had three assists in a losing effort as the Pittsburgh Penguins erased a 3-1 deficit and edged the Oilers 4-3 Tuesday night.Thomas Vanek Jersey .Lots to appreciate about this well-played, fast-paced game, but lets first focus on McDavid, who showed little stage fright in playing his first game against Crosby, a player he idolized growing up.It wasnt just that the two first-overall draft picks, separated by a decade but forever linked by enormous expectations, were sharing the same ice for the first time -- they spent most of the night sharing the same space, too.For most of the first two periods and into the third, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan matched Crosbys line with McDavids trio. And for much of the night, it was a strategy that looked as though it might backfire, as McDavid earned assists on two goals by Jordan Eberle and one by Patrick Maroon as the Oilers jumped out to a 3-1 lead early in the second period.On all three goals, McDavid illustrated just why he has many believing he could win a scoring title in his sophomore season, using blazing speed to open up space in the neutral zone and to create odd-man situations.The play that was most impressive came late in the first period as McDavid hustled back into the Oilers zone and knocked the puck loose from a streaking Carl Hagelin, turning the play up ice before feeding Maroon with a nice backhand pass to make it 2-1 Oilers.McDavids 17 points in 14 games have him in a tie for the scoring lead.As for Crosby, Tuesday marks the first game of the season he was held off the score sheet. But to suggest this was an off night for the star center would be to misinterpret what happened at PPG Paints Arena.It was Crosby who started the play that led to the Penguins second goal in the second period, directing a shot on net that eventually ended up as a Hagelin marker.Crosby was also working down low on the winner by Conor Sheary with less than two minutes to go in regulation, although he did not earn a point.And so Crosby will gladly take the two points in the standings -- the Penguins improve to 9-2-2 and 6-0-1 in the seven games in which Crosby has appeared this season -- even if he personally was denied points.As for McDavid, who actually made a great play to Eberle for what might have been a tying goal with netminder Cam Talbot on the bench in the waning seconds, hes got his first game against his hero under his belt and wont have to answer the same questions (or at least not as many) when the two teams meet in Edmonton on March 10.The big question for the Oilers -- who are now 9-4-1 -- and McDavid is what implications that next game may have for a team that hasnt been to the playoffs since 2006. If McDavid keeps this up, my guess is that game will have meaning far beyond Round 2 of McDavid versus Crosby. Evan Rodrigues Jersey . LOUIS -- St. Kyle Okposo Jersey . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies.Dan Carter produced this piece of magic as Racing 92 came from behind to win 39-35 at Grenoble. The Top 14 leaders trailed with 11 minutes remaining after Grenoble battled back from 21-9 down, but Carters quick-thinking got Racing out of jail.The fly-half took a quick tap penalty and his crossfield kick fell perfectly for former All Blacks team-mate Joe Rokocoko. Carter kicked the conversioon to put Racing back in front and he took his tally to 14 points with a last-minute penalty. Ryan Miller Jersey. Watch Racing 92 v Castres live on Sky Sports 5 HD on Saturday from 7.40pm Also See: WATCH: Slade stars for Pau Top 14 table Stuart Barnes talking points Rugby on Sky Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
BALTIMORE -- Marvin Jean-Pierre scored 23 points, Sam McDaniel had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Louisiana-Monroe beat Coppin State 65-53 on Tuesday. Colton Parayko Jersey .ULM led by as many as 19 points and didnt allow Coppin State within single digits in the second half.Joshua Treadwell and Keith Shivers made 3-pointers on consecutive Coppin State possessions with under a minute to play but Jordon Harris and McDaniel each answered with two free throws to hold off the Eagles.Jean-Pierre was 10 of 12 from the field and McDaniel made nine of his 12 free-throw attempts for Louisiana-Monroe (5-6), which was outscored 33-3 in bench points.Louisiana-Monroe jumped out to a 27-8 lead after Wade Martin made a 3-pointer midway through the first half. The Warhawks led by 16 points at halftime behind Jean-Pierres 13 points.Dejuan Clayton scored 11 points on 5-of-14 shooting for Coppin State (1-13), which ended a 12-game losing streak Thursday against Division II Goldey-Beacom. Joe Mullen Jersey . LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St.Jake Allen Jersey . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. SAN FRANCISCO -- Facing Tim Hudson usually means bad news for the San Francisco Giants. They turned the tables Friday night in an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, beating the veteran right-hander for the first time in seven years. The Giants drove Hudson from the game in a six-run fourth inning that represented their biggest rally of the season. That support proved plenty for Matt Cain (2-2), who went eight innings and turned in his second straight stellar outing after going winless over his first six starts. The Giants ace allowed just three hits and chipped in with an RBI single during the six-run rally. His effort was badly needed for a rotation that came in having posted just 16 quality starts in 35 games. "When you get some run support like I did tonight, against a guy thats done what hes done in his career, thats always nice," Cain said. "Its always a battle with him." The Giants hadnt beaten Hudson since April 8, 2006, a span during which he was 6-0 with a 2.48 ERA against San Francisco. Hudson (4-2) was cruising until the fourth, when the Giants batted around and scored six runs. That rally featured two hits by Marco Scutaro, including a two-run single. Buster Posey split the left-centre gap with an RBI double to kickstart things. Hunter Pence dribbled an infield single to score another and Brandon Belt chopped a run-scoring double over Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman. Brandon Crawford was intentionally walked with one out to load the bases for Cain, who stepped to the plate 0 for 11 on the season. He grounded a single through the right side to make it 4-0, and Scutaro capped the rally with a two-run single to left to drive Hudson from the game. The six runs and seven hits were the most the Giants have managed in any single inning this season. Hudson tied his season high with six runs allowed in 3 2-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. "Obviously it was a nightmare inning," Hudson said. "I made very good pitches to get the inning going and then it seemed when I needed a break here or there, their balls just found some holes. I had a hard time stoppping the bleeding. Robert Thomas Jersey. " The Braves did their only damage off Cain when Brian McCann crushed a two-run homer to right in the fifth. It marked the 26th time an opponent knocked one into McCovey Cove on the fly, and it was the 88th "splash hit" overall since AT&T Park opened in 2000. Cain delivered his best start of the season despite taking a liner off his hip from the bat of McCann in the second. He recovered and chased the ball down by the first-base line and got the out. "What a great job, a clutch job," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We needed a lot of length from our starter tonight and he did more than that. Eight solid innings -- especially after getting hit." McCann was the bright spot for Atlanta. After missing the first 31 games of the season while recovering from shoulder surgery, hes 5 for 16 with two homers and seven RBI in four games. "Ive felt good since spring training and I carried it into the season and on my rehab stints," McCann said. NOTES: Scutaro has a 10-game hitting streak during which hes hitting .487 (19 for 39). However, his sore back acted up during the game and Bochy wasnt sure if the second baseman would play Saturday. ... Struggling Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will make his next start as scheduled Wednesday at Toronto, Bochy said. There was speculation that Vogelsong, 1-3 with a 7.78 ERA, might be skipped for a turn. ... Madison Bumgarner, who takes the ball Saturday against Atlanta, has received just four runs of support over his last four starts. ... Carlos Tosca served as the Braves interim manager Friday in place of Fredi Gonzalez and will do so again Saturday, with Gonzalez in Georgia to attend his daughters college graduation. ... Right fielder Jason Heyward did not play Friday for Triple-A Gwinnett, one day after beginning a rehab assignment following his emergency appendectomy April 22. GM Frank Wren said Heyward was experiencing "normal soreness" after the long layoff. ... 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SEATTLE -- Kelsey Plum had 26 points, with five 3-pointers, and eight assists, and Chantel Osahor scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. Garett Bolles Jersey . 17 Washington beat Colorado State 101-68 in the quarterfinals of the preseason WNIT on Monday night.The Huskies will host No. 25 Missouri on Thursday.Natalie Romeo hit Washingtons 16th 3-pointer in the second half to tie a school record for most in a single game.Katie Collier added 15 points and eight rebounds, and Romeo hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points for Washington (2-0). The Huskies made 16 of 30 3-pointers, 21 of 25 free-throw attempts and outrebounded the Rams 45-21.The Huskies made nine 3-pointers, by five different players, in the first half to take a 49-30 lead.Ellen Nystrom led Colorado State (1-1) with 21 points and seven rebounds. Sofie Tryggedsson made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points, and Elin Gustavsson chipped in 11 points. Brian Dawkins Jersey . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. Wholesale Broncos Jerseys . -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No. . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.Should Super League introduce golden point extra-time? Unsavoury scenes for Salford and a binmans NRL debut also feature... 20 years of Super LeagueIt is exactly 20 years ago since almost 18,000 supporters attended the first ever Super League game between Paris St Germain and Sheffield Eagles. The switch to summer rugby started in style as Arnaud Cervellos brace clinched a famous victory for the Parisians. Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington looks back over 20 years of Super League That was about as good as it got for Paris, who finished second bottom of the Super League I table and dissolved in May 1997, but the competition itself has gone from strength to strength.The sport now enjoys more spectators and viewers on TV, said Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington, who was in charge of Sheffield Eagles for that opening game in Paris.There has been a big transformation both in the way the game is played and how it is seen by spectators, and all of those changes have been for the good. Phil Clarke brings you his top five Super League tries from round seven Of course, 20 years ago people were dreaming about Super League being played in Madrid and Barcelona and a whole range of European cities. That has never materialised and the Paris club only lasted two years, but they have been replaced by Catalans Dragons, who are one of the strongest clubs in the competition.The creation of Super League 20 years ago brought a lot of uncertainty to the game. Established clubs like Widnes, Hull and Hull KR werent part of the competition but they are now.The traditional clubs very much make up the Super League and the Championship is a very vibrant competition, as well as the community game below that. There has been a lot of advances in the sport and we have now got a lot of stability and structure, and a platform to move forward.Tune into Sky Sports 1 HD at 10.15pm on Tuesday March 29 for a special programme celebrating 20 years of Super League.Unsavoury scenes Watch the moment Salfords rugby league players stepped in to break up crowd violence during their win at Huddersfield It is a shame that Super Leagues 20th anniversary has been overshadowed by the trouble that marred Salfords victory at Huddersfield.Shortly after the Devils had beaten the Giants 26-24, photographs emerged on social media of some of Salfords players appearing to fight some of their own supporters in the away end of the ground.Pictures on Twitter showed winger Justin Carney and centre Junior Sau involved in heated exchanges, with one particular photo showing New Zealander Sau appearing to restrain a fan on the ground. Have a look at Barrie and Terrys favourite hits from Super Leagues Easter fixtures Marwann Koukash claims a child was hospitalised during the incident and although Salford issued a statement of apology, the owner has promised the strongest possible action against anyone found to have caused trouble. Menelik Watson Jersey. The minority who caused the trouble, who I called thugs, will not be associated with our club or the sport, he said.We will make sure they never attend a rugby league game again.Smith slams schedule Tony Smith criticised the Easter weekend double-header claiming it leaves teams unprepared We were treated to 93 tries across the two rounds of Easter fixtures in Super League but the quick turnaround between games continues to divide opinion.Warrington head coach Tony Smith is not a fan. He believes two games in four days is unfair on players and the competition.Smiths Wolves side went in to the weekend unbeaten, their best start to a league campaign for 66 years, before opening up a two point lead at the top of the table with a Good Friday win over the Widnes Vikings. Speaking ahead of their Easter Monday clash with Hull FC, in which his side slipped to a dramatic 26-24 defeat against Hull, Smith voiced his opinions on the schedule stating that it left teams with no time to adequately prepare for the matches.Well watch some video of Hull but in terms of tactics and honing in specifically on things about Hull, you cant really do that he said. Thats why you often get poor-quality games on Mondays. You just cant do the preparation. The players cant lift themselves. Warringtons unbeaten start to the season was ended by Hull FC on Easter Monday We have got to get to the stage - and we say this every year - where we all decide we are going to have a home game this year and away the next year over Easter.When we do that, I think our players will survive better and we probably wont get as many injuries after the Easter period.Binman makes Roosters bow Garbage collector Eloni Vunakece made his Roosters debut on Saturday Trent Robinson called on a binman in a bid to end Sydney Roosters rubbish start to the season.Eloni Vunakece, who works full-time as a garbage collector, came off the bench against Manly on Saturday for his NRL bow.The 28-year-old Fiji international became one of the oldest players to make their first-grade debut, gaining 60 metres from five carries and making 15 tackles during his 26 minutes of action.It is pretty crazy when you think about it, said team-mate Dylan Napa. He goes to work as a garbo, gets up at quarter to four and goes to work then comes to training at nine, does his own warm up and slots right in. Then he will go to his night shift and do the same.Unfortunately for the Roosters, Vunakece was unable to prevent them from suffering a fourth successive defeat. They outscored the Sea Eagles by four tries to three but 10 points from the boot of Jamie Lyon saw Manly run out 22-20 victors.Golden point drama Anthony Milford leads the celebrations after kicking the winning field goal against the Cowboys Almost five months after their memorable Grand Final clash, North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos were at it again on Friday as they served up another golden point thriller.Johnathan Thurston looked to have broken Brisbane hearts yet again when he crossed in the corner during overtime, but the try was ruled out for a knock-on in what has been the most controversial decision made by the video bunker so far.Anthony Milford slotted a 40-metre drop goal with seconds remaining in the first period to exact a small degree of revenge for the Broncos.Golden point has proved a hit in the NRL, producing some dramatic finishes. Should Super League follow suit?Change in fortunes Tom Gilmore cannot prevent Warrington winger Tom Lineham from scoring a try The action-packed Easter weekend saw a change in fortunes for the teams at both ends of the Super League table.After a superb start to their campaign, one that even drew comparisons with the story of Premier League front-runners Leicester City, Widnes fell to successive defeats against Warrington and St Helens, handing the top spot over to the Wolves, while also being leapfrogged by Wigan.At the other end of the table, Wakefield completed the Easter double over fellow strugglers Huddersfield and reigning champions Leeds to lift themselves off the basement and in to ninth, leaving the Giants languishing in bottom spot.Chris Chester could not have asked for a better start to his tenure as Wildcats coach and he will hope to build on those victories when Salford visit Belle Vue on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. 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PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Chris Kirk shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Corey Grant Jersey .Kirk had four birdies on each nine in his bogey-free round on Mayakobas Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon course. He won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2015.The former University of Georgia player has two top-10 finishes in three starts in the new PGA Tour season, opening with a tie for eighth at Silverado and tying for second in Mississippi.Camilo Villegas, Gary Woodland and Ben Crane were tied for second.Mexicos Abraham Ancer bogeyed the final hole for a 65. NCAA champion Aaron Wise also was 65 along with Webb Simpson, Scott Piercy, Kevin Streelman and Nicholas Lindheim.Jim Furyk had a double bogey in a 74 in his first round of the season.Defending champion Graeme McDowell opened with a 75. Cam Robinson Jersey . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. Cheap Jaguars Jerseys .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey. . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State coach Bryan Harsin hasnt hesitated to call for featured running back Jeremy McNichols to get the ball 40 times in a game.On Friday night, Harsin found hes got another talented running back in Alex Mattison. And hes only a freshman.McNichols ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns, Mattison had a career-high 100 yards rushing on 18 carries and one touchdown, and No. 24 Boise State beat San Jose State 45-31.The Broncos (8-1, 4-1; also No. 24 AP) had two players over 100 yards on the ground in one game for the first time since Nov. 8, 2014, against New Mexico.(Giving Mattison more carries) was predetermined on our part, Harsin said. We knew he was ready for his opportunity. But its not just about running the ball. Its also about being able to protect the quarterback in different looks.McNichols cant carry the ball like he has every single game. Were trying to spread the wealth a little big among those guys.San Jose State (3-7, 2-4), looking to get consecutive wins for the first time this season, finished with 495 yards of offense behind Kenny Potters 23-of-36 passing for 278 yards.After suffering a gut-wrenching loss last week to Wyoming on a safety in the waning minutes of the game, Boise State looked sluggish in the first quarter as it held a 7-6 lead.However, the Broncos got the spark they needed with a little razzle dazzle. On fourth-and-12 from their 37, Broncos punter Sean Wale took the snap and raced 29 yards for a first down.Finally after four years, I had a chance to do something so I had to make the most of it, Wale said. It was my one chance to shine, and I certainly wasnt sliding. But I didnt really know what to do once I got into the open field.Three plays later, Mattison scored on a 19-yard run to extend Boise States lead to 14-6.It couldve been a stop on downs for us if wed been able to make the play, Spartans coach Ron Caragher said. But we didnt and it changed the momentum of the game.I was very proud of this teams response after last weeks loss, Harsin said. We have to stay focused on what we can control and try to go out and play our best each and every week.Sann Jose State kept the pressure on Boise State, edging within 14-13 with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Brad Nortman Jersey. But that was as close as the Spartans would get as the Broncos took control of the game.Boise State learned a powerful lesson last week, and they got back to running the football and controlling the line of scrimmage behind their big offensive line, Caragher said.Boise State, which finished with 517 total yards of offense, had a season-high 298 yards rushing. McNichols performance was his seventh 100-plus yard game this season and fourth in a row.Malik Roberson led the Spartans on the ground with 109 yards and a touchdown, his second 100-yard game of the season.TAKEAWAYSSan Jose State: The loss squelched the Spartans chances of becoming bowl eligible, but they still have a chance to finish strong after a 1-5 start. Their final two opponents, Air Force and Fresno State, have combined for only two conference wins.Boise State: The Broncos no longer control their own fate in the Mountain division, but the victory keeps their hopes alive. They still need either Wyoming to lose two games or New Mexico to win out to win the division.UP NEXTSan Jose State: The Spartans take a week off before returning home to host Air Force on Nov. 19.Boise State: The Broncos will take travel to Hawaii next Saturday in a conference tilt.POLL IMPLICATIONSBoise State lost 11 spots in the poll last week after losing to Wyoming but shouldnt fall any farther this week. 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MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez bounced back from his worst outing of the season with a dominant effort against the Mets. Ramon Humber Jersey . He pitched seven scoreless innings and had two hits with an RBI to help the Miami Marlins past the Mets 8-1 on Saturday. Fernandez (3-3) allowed just three hits and struck out eight to give the Marlins their fourth winning streak of the season. Miami has won two straight games three times and three in a row once. Fernandez retired his final 11 hitters and struck out the side in the seventh. He also had an RBI single in in the second, and doubled and scored in the seventh. He did this all in front of his mom, who he flew in from their adopted hometown of Tampa on Saturday morning. She saw him win as a major leaguer for the first time. "I woke up early, I went and picked her up and then we had lunch together," he said. "She was here watching the game. Anytime I get to see my family that makes me very happy." With the Marlins trying to keep his pitch count low, the rookie said he was not thinking shutout despite being at 87 pitches through seven innings. "Nope. I was thinking one pitch at a time," he said. "I wasnt thinking about anything else. I was thinking about making pitches and keeping the ball low." Fernandez was coming off his shortest outing of the season. He surrendered seven runs -- four earned -- in 3 1-3 innings at Tampa Bay on May 27. "I was a little upset like I should be after that game, but the next day was another day," Fernandez said. "It was time to get work done and Im pretty happy how I came back." Marlins manager Mike Redmond said he was confident Fernandez would pitch well Saturday. "Hes been able to bounce back after a tough start and be great and he was again today," Redmond said. It was Fernandezs third start against the Mets, his first with a decision. "Im going to tell you something, if he throws like he did today, I dont care if you see him 30 times, hes going to get you out," Mets manager Terry Collins said. Chris Coghlan had three hits, including two run-scoring singles. Derek Dietrich had a two-run single in a four-run seventh that made it 8-0. Collin McHugh (0-1) gave up four runs and six hits in four-plus innings. He walked three and struck out one in his first start of the season. Omar Quintanilla had two of the Mets hits. Pinch hitter Justin Turner delivered a run-scoring double off Dan Jennings in the eighth. Coghlans two-out single in the first scored Placido Polanco from second to give Miami a 1-0 lead. Polanco crossed the plate before Dietrich was thrown out at third by centre fielder Rick Ankiel. "If Polanco lets up there, we dont get that run. That set the tone," Redmond said. Miami went ahead 2-0 in the second when Fernandez singled to score Jeff Mathis from first base. 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Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs claimed linebacker Sam Barrington and offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann off waivers Sunday and made roster space for them by waiving linebacker Ramik Wilson and offensive lineman Jordan Devey.Barrington had been with the Packers and Witzmann had been with the Cowboys.The Chiefs were looking to upgrade the linebacker spot after Josh Mauga sustained a season-ending hip injury. 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DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions have taken good care of the ball this season, and now theyre going up against a team that hasnt forced a turnover in a month and a half. Matt Forte Jersey .Matthew Stafford isnt letting his guard down.Turnovers are a funny thing in this league, the Detroit quarterback said. Sometimes you dont have them for a while, sometimes they come in bunches.The Jacksonville Jaguars are certainly hoping their turnover margin evens out a bit down the stretch.Theyll enter Sundays game at Detroit ranked ahead of the Lions in total offense and total defense, but Detroit is tied for first place in the NFC North while Jacksonville is last in the AFC South. The big reason for that is that the Jaguars are last in the NFL in turnover margin at minus-14.Jacksonville (2-7) hasnt forced a turnover since Yannick Ngakoue intercepted Andrew Luck in a game against Indianapolis on Oct. 2. That was more than 23 quarters ago.Since then, the Jaguars have gone five games without a takeaway, which is tied for the longest drought since the 1970 merger.It has been a point of emphasis and we have to continue to stress it, defensive coordinator Todd Wash said.The Lions, meanwhile, have lost only one fumble this season, and Stafford has been intercepted just five times.Theres things that I still have to clean up, but our guys have done a really nice job of fighting for the ball if its contested, a really nice job of running with proper leverage, and holding on to the ball securely, Stafford said. All that kind of stuff is key. Its a little bit involved with everybody, its something that weve focused on and try to be as good as we possibly can with it.The Lions (5-4) have only forced seven turnovers themselves, but their ability to avoid big mistakes has helped them move into playoff contention despite being ranked 23rd in both total offense and total defense.Here are a few things to watch when the Lions host the Jaguars on Sunday:SLOW STARTS: Jacksonville has another dubious streak going. The Jaguars have failed to score a touchdown on their opening possession in the past 23 games, the longest current streak in the NFL. The Jags havent reached the end zone on their opening drive since Week 2 of the 2015 season against Miami.Since then, they have 17 punts, three field goals and three turnovers on opening possessions. Blake Bortles has thrown three opening-drive interceptions this season, including one last week against Houston.TIGHT FINISHES: Every game the Lions have played this season has been decided by seven points or fewer. Detroit has trailed or been tied in the final two minutes of regulation in every game, but Stafford has engineered enough clutch drives at the end to lift the Lions above .500.INJURIES: Detroit LB DeAndre Levy, who hasnt played since the season opener because of knee issues, was on the practice field this week on a limited basis. Its not clear when he might be able to return to game action.Its a sign of progress in terms of where he is just in terms of his rehabilitation and those kinds of things, coach Jim Caldwell said. Wed be happy to get him back whenever hes back.The Lions are coming off their open date. In their game two weekends ago, they were missing cornerback Darius Slay because of a hamstring injury, but hes been able to practice fully heading into the Jacksonville game.HOMECOMING: Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson is a Detroit native who went to high school in nearby Orchard Lake. He said he has some experience playing at Ford Field from high school.Robinson had 80 catches for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns last season -- and says he kept working hard in an effort to build on that.For me, it was continuing to challenge myself on some of the weaknesses that I felt like I had, you know, as far as always trying to continue to be a better route runner and trying to be more versatile as far as after the catch and creating separation in my routes, he said. I would say that my main, main focus coming into this year was for sure my route running.IMPROVEMENT: The Jaguars have converted only 35 percent of their third downs this season, but they went 10 of 17 last weekend in a loss to Houston.---For more NFL coverage: and .---Follow Noah Trister at Muhammad Wilkerson Jersey .S. Open champion Justin Rose birdied the first hole with a blind shot he hit to a foot of the pin, and he stayed in front Tuesday until he completed a 4-under 67 for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Robby Anderson Jersey . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break. . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. CLEVELAND -- When in Cleveland, do as LeBron would do.Thats the approach New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.?took when he reached the end zone in the second half of Sundays 27-13 victory?over the Cleveland Browns. Beckham twice imitated his friend LeBron James to celebrate scores, complete with the chalk toss.Beckham first did the celebration made famous by the Cleveland Cavaliers star after a 59-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter. But that score was negated by a penalty.So when Beckham scored a 4-yard touchdown with 5 minutes,15 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, he did it again.I guess youve got to do LeBron twice. Its his city, Beckham said after finishing with 6 catches for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first-career game in Cleveland. So its just great. I told him, Hey, I got something for you if I get the chance to score.Beckham had plenty of opportunities to celebrate Sunday, even after he left the game temporarily with a thumb injury. He reached the end zone three times, including the punt return score that was called back.Beckham and James have beeen friends for years, even though the NBA star has made it well known that he is a?Dallas Cowboys fan. Ben Ijalana Jersey. They met for dinner not long after Beckham made his famous one-handed touchdown catch during his rookie season in 2014.The friendship has grown since, with Beckham developing a strong bond with James business partner, Maverick Carter. The trio connected for an early-morning workout in Los Angeles in the offseason.So it wasnt a surprise to see Beckham pull out something LeBron-related in Cleveland. Beckham did his homage to James even though he knew the punt return touchdown was likely to be called back.The punter told me, Beckham said. I told him I didnt really care. I still returned it on you. But it was a joking conversation.He was like, Nah, dont celebrate. It got called back. I was like, Im still gonna do it. 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