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Mason, OH (Sports Network) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal won back-to- back hard court finals in successive weeks for the first time in his career with a victory over unseeded American John Isner in Sundays title match at the Western & Southern Open. Cheap Avonte Maddox Jersey . Nadal ran his record on hardcourts this season to 15-0 with a 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-3) triumph over Isner at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. The 12-time Grand Slam champion improved his head-to-head record against Isner to 4-0. The 27-year-old Nadal, last weeks Masters champion in Montreal, played in his 37th career ATP Masters 1000 final (26-11 in finals, 8-6 on hard). He also appeared in his 82nd career ATP World Tour level final (59-23 overall, 9-2 in 2013). Nadal became the second Spaniard to win the title here (Carlos Moya in 2002). He will move from No. 3 to No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday. The last time Nadal was No. 2 was the week of July 2, 2012 (second week of Wimbledon). Isner, meanwhile, was aiming for his fourth consecutive win over a Top 10 player this week after beating No. 10 Milos Raonic in the third round, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals and No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals. The 28-year-old Isner fell to 7-9 in title matches. Nadal took home $583,800 with the victory. Cheap Josh Sweat Jersey . -- 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. Cheap Dallas Goedert Jersey . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. PHOENIX -- The last 24 hours werent easy on the Phoenix Suns, but they pulled together and got a win.The team landed at 3 a.m. from a close loss at Portland on Tuesday night, having already learned before that game that center Tyson Chandlers mother had died. Chandler was away from the team Wednesday as well.They trailed by as many as 11 points, but Eric Bledsoe scored 14 of his 21 in the fourth quarter to help the Suns to a 107-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.Bledsoe added 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Suns (3-6), who got a season-high 19 points off the bench from Jared Dudley. Alex Len added 16 points and 14 rebounds.The guys came out and they played for a bigger purpose beyond basketball, coach Earl Watson said.My team needed me, Bledsoe said. All of us are a family. You dont ever want to see one of your brothers go down like that.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Pistons (4-4) with a season-high 27 points, making 5 of 10 3-point attempts, but he missed a potential tying 3 with 1:35 to play and the Suns up 99-96. Andre Drummond added 18 points and 14 rebounds.The Pistons went on a 14-0 run between the end of the third quarter and early in the fourth to take an 87-81 lead. Former Sun Jon Leuer scored six of the points and finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.Phoenix went back ahead 92-90 when Dudley fed Len for a dunk with 5:02 to play. Dudleys fourth 3 of the game made it 99-93.Thats been my role the last couple of years, the trailing jump shot, Dudley said. Once you hit one, your teammates start looking for you.The Pistons led by as many as 11 points in the first quarter and 28-19 going into the second. Caldwell-Pope scored nine points in the first.The Suns made only 6 of 22 shots in the first quarter.Phoenix rallied in the second quarter, going on a 16-4 run. Dudley then knocked down three 3s as part of his 15 points in the quarter and gave the Suns a 49-47 lead with 3:17 left.Suns leading scorer Devin Booker didnt make his first field goal until early in the third quarter, but his three-point play with 6:15 to go gaave the Suns a 66-60 lead. Wholesale Eagles Jerseys. Booker had scored 100 points in his previous three games. He had 11 on Wednesday.Len had seven points in the third quarter, two on a power move inside to give the Suns a 78-69 lead at the 1:02 mark. But Caldwell-Pope hit a 26-footer at the third-quarter buzzer to cut the Suns lead to 81-76.We couldnt get stops the last of the fourth quarter, Caldwell-Pope said. We just kept trading baskets and that wasnt what we wanted to do.TIP-INSPistons: G Reggie Jackson remained out with a left knee injury ... F Marcus Morris, a former Sun, was roundly booed when introduced as a starter and when he touched the ball. He did have the dunk of the night in the second quarter when he flew in for a one-handed slam.Suns: Len recorded his first double-double of the season. ... The Suns bench totaled 41 points, compared to 21 for Detroit.VAN GUNDY RIPS TRUMPPistons coach Stan Van Gundy went on a near 6-minute rant about the election of Donald Trump before Wednesdays game. I dont think anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynist and ethnocentric, and say thats OK, were going to vote for him anyway, Van Gundy told reporters. We have just thrown a good part of our population under the bus.Van Gundy said what the country has done to women and minorities in electing Trump is despicable, and that hed never been ashamed of the United States until Wednesday.LOVE FOR BOOKERVan Gundy said a case can be made that Booker is the best player in his draft class at present. He doesnt have a lot of holes in his offensive game at all, Van Gundy said.WINLESS ON THE ROADDetroit is 0-4 on the road this season. Were not bringing enough at either end of the floor so weve got to get it changed around, Van Gundy said.BACK-TO-BACK AT HOMEThe Suns won consecutive home games for the first time since Dec. 13 and 18 of last season.UP NEXTPistons: At San Antonio on Friday night.Suns: Host Brooklyn on Saturday night. China Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Store Jerseys NFL China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback ' ' '
Out-of-favour Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah is available to play in the reserve grade finals series, the NSWRL has determined. Shirt Marouane Fellaini .With one round remaining in the NSW Super Premiership, Wests Tigers have already qualified for this seasons playoffs.Farah was dumped to reserve grade by Tigers coach Jason Taylor last month and has been languishing there on his $950.000 a year salary since.The NSWRL have announced his is free to play in the first week of the finals, which starts in a fortnight a week before the NRLs final series.However, NSW rake Farah will only be available to play after that if the Wests Tigers NRL sides slim finals chances come to fruition.Robbie is eligible to play the first week of the Super Premiership finals, the NSWRL said in a statement.He will only be able to play any remaining finals games if the Wests Tigers make the NRL top eight and if he has already played in the first week of the NSW Super Premiership finals.Farahs future beyond this year remains up in the air. He remains contracted to the Tigers. But he has been strongly linked to a move to South Sydney where his brother Eddie is a member of coach Michael Maguires support staff. Voetbalshirt Kevin De Bruyne . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . Dries Mertens Shirt Kopen .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. .ca. Kerry,  Just watched the shootout in the Coyotes/Leafs game and I have to ask, why was the James van Riemsdyk goal allowed to count?  All of the video replays we were shown on TV were inconclusive about whether the puck had entirely crossed the line or not. Kimi Raikkonen says he would take little satisfaction from finishing ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel in the drivers standings in 2016 if Ferrari is not winning races.The Finn is currently fourth in the championship and seven points clear of Vettel, having outscored the German seven times so far this season, as well as out qualifying him on six occasions. While Raikkonen has enjoyed his best season since his return to Ferrari in 2014, the Italian outfit is yet to build upon the three wins it achieved in 2015.When asked in Thursdays drivers press conference at Suzuka if it would make a difference to him if he finished third, fourth or fifth in the standings, or if he finished ahead of Vettel, the 2007 world champion replied: Not really, we are here to win and anything less than winning is not why we are here, or why all the guys in Ferrari work hard to try to be there. So obviously second is better than third but its not an awful lot in the end.Its been a more solid year and consistent I think and more smoothly but we want to be back at the front and fighting consistently, or at putting ourselves at lleast to have a good chance of winning. Dries Mertens Voetbalshirt. So thats the aim and obviously after that it depends on many other things also.We are lacking a bit of speed but we are not giving up and we keep trying and improving and Im sure well get there it just takes time. In a way its been better than the last few years but its still not what we want.Despite already recording 10 points more this year compared to the whole of 2015, Raikkonen -- who won the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix from 17th -- says he finds it hard to be satisfied with the notion of anything other than Ferrari competing at the front for race victories.Its a bit difficult to be satisfied where we are right now. Obviously we want to be in a better place and fight in front but this is what we have right now and we always try to do our best, obviously the places weve been recently, its not what we want and where we want to be as Ferrari but we have to keep working and giving our best. Hopefully sooner than later be up. China Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Store Jerseys NFL China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback ' ' '
LAS VEGAS -- TCU passed its first test of the season on Friday night -- with impressive bench play and taking advantage of UNLVs sloppy offense. Elite Texans Jerseys.Desmond Bane scored 15 points and reserve Vladimir Brodzainsky had 14 to lead TCU past UNLV 63-59 in the Sports Global Classic on Friday night.We got through it and got it done, TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. Were excited about it. In a game like that, we didnt shoot it (well) and make free throws, but we took care of the ball.Kenrich Williams had 18 rebounds for TCU (5-0), which plays Washington in the championship game on Saturday night. The Horned Frogs bench outscored UNLVs 34-2 as the Rebels turned the ball over 19 times to TCUs 13.We got some steals, but we didnt finish (some) in the transitions, Dixon said. But were putting it together. It is progress. But its a road win in November and you get many of those in November.Jalen Poyser led the Rebels (3-2) with 19 points, while Dwayne Morgan added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks.Obviously, (turnovers were) the tell-tale stat for us, UNLV coach Marvin Menzies said. A lot of them, we threw right at them. TCU did a good job being physical. We play tomorrow night again. When you lose, you got to take it up a notch. Theres not a lot of time to do it.With TCU leading 62-59, Jaylen Fisher sealed it for the Horned Frogs as he hit 1 of 2 free throws with eight seconds left.In the first half, UNLV opened with an 11-2 run before TCU earned its first lead at 20-19. The Horned Frog eventually led 30-27 at intermission, thanks to 12 Rebels first-half turnovers. UNLV hung around after making five 3-pointers in the half, while TCU was 3 of 14.Brodziansky had 11 points in the half on 4 of 5 shooting for the Horned Frogs.After four lead changes early in the second half, the Horned Frogs took the lead for good at 38-36. TCU extended its advantage to seven on two occasions, the last at 50-43 with 8:22 remaining. The Rebels answered with two consecutive 3-pointers, the last with 7:19 to go, but never got closer.FIRST REAL TESTSTCU: This was the Horned Frogs first road test after having an easier time against smaller-school conferences in their previous games all at home.UNLV: This is the first Power 5 conference team that the Rebels faced this year. After the conclusion of the Sports Global Classic, UNLV hits the road for two games.SERIES MEETINGThis was the first time since 2012 that the two former Mountain West Conference rivals met. The Rebels lead the all-time series 17-5. The Horned Frogs led for the Big 12 in 2012.UP NEXTTCU: The Horned Frogs play Washington at UNLV in the Global Sports championship game on Saturday.UNLV: The Rebels host Western Kentucky in the consolation game on Saturday. Duke Ejiofor Stitched Jersey . 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. Justin Reid Stitched Jersey .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. . - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a fan of his teams use of the wildcat formation, saying "it makes you look like a high school offence. Below are 32 notes covering each of the NFLs 32 teams from a fantasy perspective. Use these tidbits to make the best waiver-wire, trade and lineup decisions for Week 14. Be sure to check back each week for a new version of the Fantasy 32.Throughout this piece, Ill be referencing OTD. OTD stands for opportunity-adjusted touchdowns. It is a statistic that weighs every carry/target and convertss the data into one number that indicates a players scoring opportunity. Throwback Texans Jerseys. For example, if a player has an OTD of 3.0, it means a league average player who saw the same number of targets in the same area of the field would have scored three touchdowns. China Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Store Jerseys NFL China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback ' ' '
NEW ORLEANS -- If North Carolina needs more scoring from Justin Jackson this season, early signs are the sixth-ranked Tar Heels are going to get it. Black Alejandro Villanueva Jersey .Jackson scored a career-high 27 points, guard Joel Berry II added a career-high 23, and No. 6 North Carolina never trailed its overmatched host, defeating Tulane 95-75 on Friday night in the regular season opener for both teams.I would love to keep it up every single game, Jackson said. Ive just got to keep on putting in the work before and after practice so that whenever I step on the court, thats the easy part.He made it look easy, but deferred credit to fellow Tar Heels for getting him open shots.My teammates were finding me. They were setting screens, Jackson said. I just had to step into the shot and knock it down.Jackson hit the first four 3s he attempted and also scored on an array of shots from inside and out, including a driving reverse layup. That came as no surprise to Berry, who was among those looking to get Jackson the ball.Hes worked on his shot a lot, worked on making it, being more consistent, Berry said. Thats what were going to need from him.The game marked the college coaching debut for former NBA player and coach Mike Dunleavy, but his Tulane squad simply lacked the talent to stay with a team that lost last seasons national championship game to Villanova on a last-second shot.We got caught up in the momentum, as opposed to playing the way that we needed to play to give ourselves a chance, Dunleavy said. I liked our effort. Im not going to like some of our film, but thats part of it.Cameron Reynolds scored a career-high 21 points for Tulane, hitting five of six from 3-point range. Tulane struggled to get open looks near the basket against North Carolinas imposing interior, but the Green Wave hit 12 3-pointers to account for nearly half of its points.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: Berry looks ready to take charge and be a playmaker on both ends. Isaiah Hicks looks formidable from 10 feet in, and Jackson demonstrated that hes ready to contribute a lot more than the 12 points per game he supplied last season as North Carolina looks to repeat as Atlantic Coast Conference champions.Tulane: While there was never any evidence that the Green Wave possessed enough talent to compete with a traditional college basketball power like North Carolina, Dunleavy has the Green Wave playing with more purpose and poise than they displayed a year ago. Time will tell if the former NBA coach can make Tulane into a factor in the American Athletic Conference.SUPPORTING CASTSHicks scored 16, and Kennedy Meeks grabbed 15 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who never trailed and led by as many as 21 points. Freshman forward Tony Bradley added 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.Kain Harris scored 15 points for Tulane and freshman guard Colin Slater added 14 points in his Green Wave debut.BUCKLING DOWNNorth Carolina, a 21-point favorite coming in, found Tulane to be a feisty opponent early. Trailing 20-19 more than 10 minutes into the game, the Green Wave had several chances to take the lead, but missed two shots and then turned the ball over on a charging foul.Thats about when Berry seemed to infuse the Tar Heels with some extra intensity, starting with his alley-oop lob from the top of the key to set up Hicks dunk. Berry then stole the ball from Ray Ona Embo and quickly fed Jackson for a layup. Berry then hit a 3 and added a free throw to make it 31-22 as North Carolina began to pull away. Berrys second 3 of the game made it 44-29.FOUL BEHAVIOROfficials awarded North Carolina a technical free throw after a fan tossed a mini, palm-size basketball on the court. Officials said it was the second time in the game a fan had tossed an object into play.Dunleavy said he did not know about that rule, but cracked that he would starting taking a Tulane fan to road games with instructions to take a couple balls with you and toss them out there just when I need it.POLL IMPLICATIONSNorth Carolina performed as expected against over-matched Tulane, so voters might be inclined to keep the Tar Heels where they are unless one of the five teams above them stumbles.UP NEXTNorth Carolina plays its home opener on Sunday afternoon against Chattanooga.Tulane returns to its regular, on-campus home venue on Monday night to host Southeastern Louisiana.---More AP college basketball: Youth Alejandro Villanueva Jersey . Ryan Garbutt had a goal and two assists as Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Steelers Alejandro Villanueva Jersey . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. 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When you win the first cup for the club it was amazing so it was a great moment and I went to say vamos, Fornaroli told reporters.Vamos is a Spanish word than can mean Lets go!.But I said something different I think, he continued.If someone feels bad for (me saying) this then Im sorrry but it was not what I wanted to say. Alejandro Villanueva Jersey. In this moment it was difficult to speak because I still have the game inside and Im crazy for the moment.City won the first silverware in the clubs history after superstar striker Tim Cahill found the net with a deft header in the 53rd minute.Fornaroli is hopeful the win can help spur his side onto a maiden A-League title.This is the first step ... we dont have time to celebrate too much, he said.I think this is the best (of my career) because its the first cup for the club.I think this group goes into history now. 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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jalen Jones scored 21 points and led four players into double figure scoring as UT Arlington held off Texas Southern, 89-81 in the season opener Saturday night. Cheap Seahawks Jerseys .The Mavericks built their lead in the first half, taking a 45-38 lead into intermission.The game was billed as a showcase for two of the top college forwards from the state of Texas: UT Arlingtons Kevin Hervey and Texas Southerns Derrick Griffin. Hervey scored 16 points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds to get the better of the matchup. Griffin finished with seven points and three boards in 35 minutes.Kaelon Wilson finished with 18 points for the Mavericks, the preseason favorites to win the Sun Belt Conference. All five starters from a year ago return for UT Arlington.Zach Lofton poured in 37 points to lead Texas Southern, the preseason favorites to win the Southwestern Conference. Pink Seahawks Jerseys . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. Throwback Seahawks Jerseys . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot. .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. BOSTON -- Tyler Duffey didnt do a good job of making the Boston Red Sox uncomfortable Thursday night, and the Minnesota Twins paid the price.The Twins are desperately hoping Kyle Gibson will provide more resistance in Friday nights meeting after Boston pounded out 17 hits and scored 13 runs en route to a 13-2 rout of Minnesota in the series opener.Its one of those things when theyre in a groove like that, if you dont make them uncomfortable they can lean on some stuff, Duffey said after serving up six runs on nine hits and a walk in 2 1/3 innings.The first time the Red Sox faced Duffey this season, they notched a season-high 15 runs, and the team has 33 hits in the past two contests.Boston (54-39) maintained its 1/2-game lead over Baltimore in the American League East after capturing its season-high-tying seventh straight win at Fenway Park and moved a season-best 15 games over .500.July has been a very good offensive month, Red Sox manager John Farrell said after his team moved to 12-3 in the month. Just great to see the number of quality at-bats.Minnesota (35-60) is the first 60-loss team in the AL and is 5-19 on the year against AL East opponents.Eduardo Rodriguez (2-3, 7.18 ERA) hopes to keep the good times rolling after a stellar return against the Yankees in New York last Saturday following a stint in the minors.The 23-year-old southpaw turned in his best performance of the season, holding the Yankees to one run on four hits and two walks with a strikeout in a seven-inning victory.Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket oon June 28 to work on mechanical issues after claims he was tipping pitches. Womens Seahawks Jerseys. He made two starts with the PawSox, going 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA.He is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two career starts against the Twins, with Brian Dozier going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two walks against him.No other Minnesota batter has more than one hit off Rodriguez, although Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer against him.Gibson has two wins in his last four starts for the Twins, but hes given up four runs in three straight outings.Gibson (2-6, 5.12 ERA) surrendered a season-high 10 hits with the four runs in Sundays start at Cleveland. He gave up a home run and a walk while striking out four.The right-hander has faced the Red Sox only once in his career, and the results werent pretty.Gibson surrendered five runs on seven hits and a walk with a pair of punch outs in a 5 2/3-inning loss against Boston on June 11. Boston scored a season-high 15 runs in the rout.Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI in that game, while Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4.Mookie Betts (2-for-6) and Sandy Leon (4-for-4) drove in two runs apiece in the blowout.Bradleys homer came against Gibson and Bogaerts is 2-for-6 lifetime against him. Hanley Ramirez, who has driven in seven runs in the Red Soxs last two games, is 1-for-5 with two RBI.Two of Leons hits also came with Gibson on the mound. China Jerseys Cheap NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Store Jerseys NFL China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback ' ' '
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EVANSTON, Ill. Austin Corbett Jersey . -- Bryant McIntoshs early season shooting slump finally ended.McIntosh scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half to lead Northwestern to a 65-58 victory over Wake Forest on Monday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.McIntosh struggled in the first half on 2-of-8 shooting, but caught fire midway through the second, hitting 8-for-8 from the field for 19 points after the 12:02 mark. His 3 with 1:02 left gave the Wildcats (5-2) a 61-56 lead.McIntosh was shooting just 35 percent from the field coming into the game.I was going through a struggle where the ball just wasnt falling and it was nice to see it finally go in. Coach (Chris Collins) always was telling me this week that the law of averages will come out. Maybe there is a little jump in the averages, said McIntosh.John Collins had 12 points and 16 rebounds and Keyshawn Woods added 12 points for Wake Forest (5-2).Woods 3 cut the Northwestern lead to 61-58 with 30.3 seconds left, but Sanjay Lumpkin scored four straight points to finish the game off for the Wildcats.I thought with three minutes to go in the game, we were right there. Northwestern didnt let us make enough plays to win the game and they made the plays down the stretch, said Wake Forest coach Danny Manning.Scottie Lindsey added 12 points and Lumpkin finished with 10 points and seven rebounds for Northwestern.Lumpkins defense limited the 6-10 Collins in the second half.To see the plays Sanjay Lumpkin made by guarding John Collins the last 10 minutes of the game by giving up six inches, tons of weight, he wouldnt let him touch the ball. Sanjay Lumpkin was magnificent tonight in his own way, said Collins.McIntosh had to leave the game early in the second half after taking a shot to the face. After being tended to on the sideline he returned to ignite a 6-0 Northwestern run.Im really proud of my team tonight. That was kind of a good ole fashioned fist fight, in my opinion, said Collins.Trailing 42-38, McIntosh scored the games next six points to give the Wildcats a 44-42 lead with 11:01 in the second half.BIG PICTUREWake Forest: The Demon Deacons began a stretch on Monday where they play four of their five opponents on the opposing teams home court.Northwestern: After not being able to close out Notre Dame in the final seconds last week, the Wildcats bounced back with a win over another power five opponent. Last week, they defeated Texas, which was ranked No. 22 at the time.HOOSIERSAfter taking an elbow to his face McIntosh had a flashback to one of his favorite movies. I think my favorite part is when I came out. Im a big Hoosiers fan, obviously, because Im from Indiana. I heard coach, `patch him up, patch him up. And for whatever reason it took me back to the movie Hoosiers, said McIntosh.STAY IN THE GAMEManning wants to see his, big man, Collins stay out of foul trouble.He could break out a little bit more if he stayed out of foul trouble. But Johns an athletic kid. Last year, in the minutes that he played, his production was really high. He gets a lot of things down out there on the court. The thing were trying to stress to him is defensive position, said Manning.UP NEXTWake Forest travels to Richmond on Saturday. Richmond loss to Maryland in overtime and is coming off a win against Boston College on Saturday.Northwestern faces DePaul on Saturday. The Wildcats defeated the Blue Demons on the road in overtime last season. Cheap Browns Jerseys . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Baker Mayfield Jersey . 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Hes been a guide runner for a number of years so his experience allows me to just focus on running at my best and nothing else.Guides are designated aids to visually impaired Paralympic athletes, in sports from track and field to equestrian and soccer. Their commitment level is parallel to their athletes -- training alongside them day in and day out. This is the first Paralympics at which guides are receiving medals.When youre running alone, its more selfish, said Chris Clarke, the guide for British sprinter Libby Clegg, who won the T11 womens 100 meters on Friday. As a guide, Ive got to look out for Libby -- set her (starting) blocks up and give her cues every now and then. Its interesting, I like it. Its like being part of a Formula One team.Clarke and Clegg were caught in controversy Friday, when Clegg was disqualified after the T11 100-meter semifinal because it appeared Clarke broke the rules by pulling her during the race. 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He attended a camp through Team USA where he and Gillette hit it off.In addition to Paralympic silver and the last two world championship golds in the long jump, Williams has helped Gillette to the world record in the event (22 feet, 1 inch). Throwback Browns Jerseys. . Gillette is the only totally blind man to eclipse 22 feet.When Gillette is preparing to jump, Williams stands in the middle of the jumpboard, calling out instructions. He jumps off to the left or right just before the jump, depending on where he thinks Gillette should go.We train every day, putting each other in different positions, Williams said. Just him knowing that I got his back and me knowing hes got mine and we groove from there.In cycling, the guide and athlete work in teams called tandems. The guide, called the pilot, sits in front of a two-person bike and steers. The guide has to be just as fit and skilled as the athlete, called the stoker, as they both pedal.As a team we have to stay in sync in all areas, and it can be really tough when youre constantly seeing great times being put up right before you go, said British pilot Helen Scott, who, working with stoker Sophie Thornhill, set a Paralympic record Friday in the 1000 meters in the B category.U.S. sprinter Brown and Avery had only been together a few months when Brown broke T11 world records in the 100 and 200 meters in April 2014, marking the first time both records fell to the same person in a 24-hour span.Bound together by a tether attached to their hands, Avery and Brown run stride for stride down the track with Avery leading the way vocally to keep Brown in the lane. When Brown and Avery began working together, the tether was 10 inches. As they got more comfortable running next to each other, they shortened it. At one point, it was 3 inches long. Now that theyre totally in sync, the tether is long again.Browns world record in the 100 (10.92 seconds) still stands. He is the only totally blind man to run under 11 seconds. He and Avery call themselves Team BrAvery.On Saturday, Team BrAvery will be together again on the track at Rios Olympic Stadium. This time, they also could be together at the top of the medal stand.Its what weve been training so hard for during the last for years, to see it fulfilled is going to be great, Brown said. Just to have him up there with me, there will be a lot of emotions for the both of us.---Kennington Lloyd Smith III is a journalism student at the University of Georgia. Penn State and Georgia are partnering with The Associated Press to supplement coverage of the 2016 Paralympics. China Jerseys Cheap NFL GearCheap Jerseys Store Jerseys NFL China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback ' ' '
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