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Jurgen Klopp took charge of his first Liverpool game against Tottenham in October and he faces them again on Saturday Night Football.Deatrich Wise Jr. Youth Jersey . Ahead of the eagerly-anticipated Anfield encounter, we examine the Germans first six months at the helm… When assessing Jurgen Klopps start to life at Liverpool, last weekends 3-2 defeat to Southampton feels like a fitting place to start. The Reds were buoyant after motoring into a two-goal lead through Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, but a second-half collapse saw them leave St Marys Stadium empty-handed.The topsy-turvy encounter encapsulated the good and the bad of Klopps reign. For every step forward there has been another in the opposite direction, and on the face of it, progress has been minimal. Liverpool were 10th when he took over; they are ninth now. They averaged 1.50 points per game under Brendan Rodgers; they average 1.52 now. Klopp, though, sees positives as well as negatives. Two things are important, he said in the aftermath of the Southampton defeat. We didnt get the points and thats not too good, but on the other side, we saw how well we can play football, which we should not forget. Liverpool under Rodgers v Liverpool under Klopp Under Rodgers Premier League 2015/16 Under Klopp 8 Games played 21 1.50 Points per game 1.52 1.00 Goals scored per game 1.76 1.25 Goals conceded per game 1.43 10.25 Shots per game 10.90 9.76% Shot conversion % 16.16% 52.21% Average possession 58.64% 107.9km Average distance per game 114.1km The first half at St Marys was certainly not the first time Liverpool have shown just how devastating a Klopp team can be. After all, it is only a few months since they blitzed Southampton 6-1 at the same ground in the Capital One Cup - a competition they were only a penalty shoot-out away from winning at Wembley.There have been scintillating victories in the Premier League too. The 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October was the first glimpse of Klopps favoured brand of heavy metal football, but it was their thrashing of Manchester City three weeks later that really set the pulses racing. Liverpools Martin Skrtel celebrates scoring Liverpools fourth against Man City Manuel Pellegrinis side were top of the table after a strong start to the season, but Liverpools high-intensity, high-pressing performance left them stunned. Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were at the heart of it, contributing a goal each in a whirlwind 25-minute spell in the first half, and the 4-1 scoreline made it Citys heaviest defeat at the Etihad Stadium.The first 30 or 35 minutes were as good as anything I can remember, not from Klopp or any Liverpool team, but in the Premier League, said Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher. It was like the Red Arrows watching Liverpool, they were just running through people all the time. Klopps Liverpool also count Manchester United among their victims having eased to victory over Louis van Gaals side in the last 16 of the Europa League. The 3-1 aggregate triumph kept Klopps hunt for silverware alive after the disappointment of the Capital One Cup final defeat to City, and their progress was rewarded with a quarter-final showdown against his old club Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund desperate to beat Klopp Borussia Dortmund are eager to beat their former boss, says Mats Hummels. In the Premier League, however, a record of nine wins, five draws and seven losses highlights their ongoing inconsistency. Klopp has overseen dismal defeats to the likes of Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Watford, and the Reds have now lost more points from winning positions than any other Premier League side (15).Injuries have bitten hard and the defensive issues have not gone away either. Liverpool are actually averaging more goals conceded per game than they were under Rodgers at the start of the campaign, and they rank first in the Premier League for individual errors leading to opposition shots. Premier League 2015/16: Most errors leading to shots Team Errors Liverpool 28 Arsenal 27 Aston Villa 27 Swansea 24 The capacity to self-destruct remains a serious cause for concern, but Klopp is taking the rough with the smooth and looking to the long-term. We are not in a perfect position but we are in a good way, he said in February. I have no problem getting a few knocks and having a few beautiful moments along the way. We are preparing for the future. Jurgen Klopp has already formed a strong bond with his Liverpool players Klopp has already sought to address Liverpools defensive issues with the addition of Schalke defender Joel Matip, who will arrive on a free transfer at the end of the campaign, and there are likely to be plenty more new arrivals as he tailors the team to his liking this summer. Liverpool interested in Gotze Liverpool are interested in signing Bayern Munichs Mario Gotze, say Sky sources. There is also encouragement to be taken from how Liverpools existing players have embraced Klopps high-intensity style. In his first game in charge against Spurs in October they became the first team in 2015/16 to outrun Mauricio Pochettinos men, and Premier League tracking data shows they have covered an average of 114.1km per game compared to 107.9km under Rodgers. Liverpool managers Premier League win percentages Manager PL win percentage Roy Hodgson 35% Kenny Dalglish 43% Brendan Rodgers 52% Jurgen Klopp 43% Defender Kolo Toure has described the attitude of the players as the biggest change under Klopp, and the increased intensity has been obvious. We have to work more and of course its a new style for us but we are adapting to it, Coutinho told Sky Sports in February. Were very happy with him since he arrived, he has changed the teams style of play and now were playing better, added Firmino. Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring for Liverpool against Manchester United So while Liverpools points tally is lower than Klopp might have envisaged when he first took the job, there is plenty of evidence to suggest he is making his presence felt. The 48-year-old has stressed the need for patience in his first season in charge, but a top-four finish is not beyond them and they are still in the mix for the Europa League.The outlook might not be as cloudy as it appears for Liverpool, and Tottenhams visit to Anfield on Saturday Night Football gives Klopp the chance to show that they are on the right path.Watch Liverpool v Tottenham live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 5pm on Saturday Also See: Rush impressed by Klopp Liverpool eyeing Gotze Sturridge must prove fitness Deatrich Wise Jr. Patriots Jersey . -- The NFL Players Association wants to determine if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leaked information about quarterback Josh Freeman being in the NFLs substance abuse program. Antonio Garcia Jersey . Every. Single. Game. Thats 1,230 in total to cover the regular season. The man is Corey Sznajder, a soft-spoken 23-year-old Salisbury University grad who lives in Annapolis, Maryland and has been charting zone entries and zone exits throughout the NHL. I love big projects, he said. No kidding. At the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, I met Eric Tulsky, who presented research on the value of controlled zone entries (short answer: about twice as valuable to enter with control of the puck rather than dumping it in) and Sznajder had charted a couple hundred games that were included in that study.LONDON - Canadian Milos Raonic was given a tough draw Monday for the upcoming Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., is in Group B with Switzerlands Roger Federer, Britains Andy Murray and Japanese newcomer Kei Nishikori.Raonic qualified for the London event after a strong performance at last weeks Paris Masters. Raonic defeated Federer for the first time in the quarter-finals before losing to top-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the final.Djokovic, a two-time defending champion, was handed a favourable draw in Group A. He was joined by slumping Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, U.S. Open winner Marin Cilic of Croatia and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.Djokovic, this years Wimbledon champion, is unbeaten onn indoor courts the past two years and is vying with Federer for the year-end No. Antonio Garcia Patriots Jersey. 1 ranking.Third-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain is skipping the tournament because of appendicitis.Raonic rose two spots to No. 8 in the latest ATP mens singles rankings.He improved to 1-6 lifetime against Federer with his victory last week in Paris. Raonic has a 1-4 mark against Nishikori and is 3-1 against Murray.In mens doubles, Torontos Daniel Nestor was fourth in the rankings behind Serbian partner Nenad Zimonjic. The 2008 and 2010 Tour Finals doubles champions are in the eight-team draw for this years competition.Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States share the top spot in the latest doubles rankings.The ATP Finals begin Sunday at the O2 Arena. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Madison, WI (SportsNetwork. Gianluigi Buffon Jersey .com) - The fourth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers put their seven-game win streak on the line when they entertain the Purdue Boilermakers at the Kohl Center on Wednesday evening. Both teams come in after winning their first two Big Ten Conference bouts, with Purdue beating Minnesota (72-68) and Michigan (64-51), and Wisconsin taking down Penn State (89-72) and Northwestern (81-58). The Boilermakers are 10-5 overall, but they have played the majority of their games at home -- this being only their second true road game of the season. The teams modest two-game win streak comes on the heels of a three-game slide, which included an 89-84 setback to visiting Gardner-Webb. The Badgers have only lost once in 15 opportunities, and the team has been ranked in the top-five all season long. Bo Ryan owns 158 career Big Ten wins, and needs just one more to set the UW record. The Badgers are 7-1 at home this season, the lone defeat coming against Duke on Dec. 3. Purdue owns a 104-69 lead in the all-time series with Wisconsin, but the Badgers have won three of the last four meetings, including a season sweep in 2013-14. Purdue played extremely well on defense in its recent win over Michigan, holding the Wolverines to 31.9 percent field goal efficiency, while doubling up the Maize and Blue on the boards, 44-22. Vince Edwards scored 16 points, A.J. Hammons had a double-double consisting of 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Jon Octeus finished with 13 points and eight boards for the Boilermakers, who made good on 45.7 percent of their total shots, despite missing 10 of their 13 3-point tries. Michigan shot just 4-of-22 from the floor in the second half, scoring a mere 18 points. Purdue is putting up 75 ppg behind typical shooting outputs of .462 overall and .340 from beyond the arc, while the teams defensive effort yields just 64.5 ppg, with foes shooting nearly as well from distance (.386) as they are the field overall (.407). Balance has been the key to the Boilermakers success on offense, as four players average between 10.3 and 11.0 ppg, with Kendall Stephens leading the way. As has been the case all season long, Wisconsin performed well at both ends of the court in its recent win over Northwestern, knocking down 52.6 percent of its field goal attempts, which included a 12-of-25 showing from 3-point range, while the Wildcats were successful on only 4-of-14 perimeter launches and 39.3 percent overall. Frank Kaminsky continued his assault on opposing teams, logging a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Sam Dekker also tallied 16 points, Duje Dukan 14 off the bench, and Nigel Hayes 10 points for a Wisconsin squad that committed only seven turnovers. Kaminsky is averaging 16.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game to lead the team in both categories, doing so while shooting 52.8 percent from the field. Dekker nets 12.7 ppg and Hayes 12.4 ppg to go with 7.0 rpg to round out the double-digit scorers for a squad that generates 75.1 ppg while permitting just 54.1 ppg. Wisconsin ranks second in the Big Ten in rebounding margin (+7.6) and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.59, turning the ball over just 8.5 times per tilt. Roberto Soriano Italy Jersey . Nikolai Khabibulin was yanked in the second period, and the Ottawa Senators looked ready to put away a big road win. Federico Bernardeschi Jersey . -- Derek Jeter spoke for 25 minutes, 44 seconds and answered 26 questions about his decision to retire at the end of this season.The Edmonton Rush traded forward Alex Turner to the Minnesota Swarm on Wednesday in exchange for Minnesotas third-round selection in the 2015 NLL Entry Draft. Turner, a 27-year-old native of Kamloops, British Columbia will be entering his sixth year in the NLL after spending the previous two campaigns with the Rush. The 6-foot, 210-pound lefty has recorded 81 career NLL points while playing with Edmonton, Philadelphia, Minnesota and San Jose. "The Swarm organization is excited to once again welcome Alex Turner to Saint Paul," said Swarm Owner and Governor John Arlotta. &quoot;From his first stint at The Hive we have always liked Alex, and have seen him evolve as a player over the years. Lorenzo De Silvestri Jersey. We expect him to add even more depth to our left-hand side, and believe he is ready to challenge for a roster spot within our forward corps. There should be some great competition on that left side come training camp." Turner is returning to the Swarm organization after playing one game with Minnesota in 2010, before being signed by the Wings the following season. During his single season in Philadelphia, Turner posted a career-high 39 points. 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 ' ' '
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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Ronaldinho could be headed to Palmeiras, and the Brazilian club is hoping to make the deal official on Tuesday as part of its centennial celebrations. Xabi Alonso Jersey . The 34-year-old Ronaldinho has been without a club since leaving Atletico Mineiro in July, and talks are under way for him to sign with Palmeiras for the remainder of the Brazilian league season. The two-time FIFA world player of the year has hinted he may join a Major League Soccer team in 2015, but until then his goal is to keep playing in Brazil. Palmeiras, the Brazilian club with the most national titles, is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Tuesday. This is the third time that Palmeiras has been negotiating to sign Ronaldinho since the player returned to Brazil in 2011 after a successful career in Europe at clubs such as Barcelona and AC Milan. Ronaldinho ended up joining Flamengo after his return, and a year later moved to Atletico Mineiro, which he led to its first Copa Libertadores title in 2013. That same year, Ronaldinho also helped the club win the traditional Minas Gerais state championship and the Recopa Sudamericana. He scored 28 goals in nearly 90 matches with the club. Ronaldinho didnt clearly explain why he decided to end his stint with Atletico Mineiro. Local media said he was expected to join a club either in Asia or in the Arab world, but no deal was reached. Ronaldinhos brother and agent, Roberto Assis, reportedly offered him to several Brazilian clubs in recent weeks, including Corinthians, Santos, Gremio and Fluminense, but all negotiations failed. There were also rumours that the player would join Besiktas in Turkey and Boca Juniors in Argentina. Ronaldinho reportedly didnt accept Palmeiras initial offer -- the club recently installed a salary cap to contain costs -- but the club said that negotiations have advanced and a deal was close. Ronaldinho would wear the No. 100 in reference to the teams centennial. The fourth most-popular club in Brazil, Palmeiras has won 10 national titles -- eight Brazilian championships and two Brazilian Cups, the last in 2012 with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Palmeiras is considered the first Brazilian team to win a club world title, in 1951. It was the only team able to rival Santos in the 1960s, and its squad represented Brazil in a friendly against Uruguay in 1965. Palmeiras was demoted to the second division in 2002 and 2012. It is near relegation zone again this year after struggling since taking a chance on Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca in May, but it won its first league match under his command on Saturday. The team is led by former World Cup champion Lucio and Chilean playmaker Jorge Valdivia. Gareca has brought in several Argentine players since taking over the team, including defender Fernando Tobio and forwards Jonathan Cristaldo, Agustin Allione and Pablo Mouche. Palmeiras is expected to inaugurate its new 45,000-capacity arena in Sao Paulo in the next few weeks, when Ronaldinho could be an important attraction. Ronaldinho was Brazils starter in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, but was left out of the tournament in 2010 and 2014. Joshua Kimmich Jersey .J. - The New York Jets have signed former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Graham Harrell, giving them some added depth at the position. Franck Ribery Bayern Munich Jersey .The third-seeded Murray, who won here in 2009, will face seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa next on the indoor hard court.New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has been served with a $10 million lawsuit on Monday by Andrew Barroway for failing to sell his team to Barroways NY ICE corporation for $420 million, reports The New York Daily News. According to papers filed at Manhattan Supreme Court, Barroway had a "handshake agreement" with Wang for the sale of the team to NY ICE in March and the company had already began to look for financing and NHL approval. Barroway claims that "without notice, [Wang] abruptly refused to proceed to close the transaction and honor the terms of their 70-page purchase agreement, but instead improperly soought to renegotiate the already agreed upon price" and demanded an increased figure of $548 million by midway through the summer. Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich Jersey. The suit alleges that Wang experienced "sellers remorse" after seeing the sum of money that Donald Sterling was to receive for the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. On August 1st, Wang informed NY ICE of his intentions to sell the team to another party. Barroways papers claim that "NY ICE is entitled to the $10 million break up fee to which the parties agreed," or to at least be reimbursed for all costs involved. The Islanders released no comment on the matter. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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NEW ORLEANS - The NBAs best and brightest head to the Big Easy on Sunday night to play in the 63rd All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center.Josh Malone Youth Jersey . You can watch all the action on TSN with coverage beginning at 7pm et/4pm pt. LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the leading vote-getter as he starts his 10th All-Star Game. "Its great being here, man, and its nice to see all your fellow guys around the league, both East and West," said James. "Im honored to be here once again and excited to be part of this." He is joined in the Easts starting lineup by Heat teammate Dwyane Wade (10th appearance), Clevelands Kyrie Irving (2nd), Indianas Paul George (2nd) and New Yorks Carmelo Anthony (7th). The leading vote-getter out West was Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant, who finished second to James in overall voting and will be in his fifth All-Star Game. Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is going to make his All-Star debut as he earned the most votes in the West backcourt. Kobe Bryant was voted into the other starting spot, despite playing just six games this season. His knee injury precluded him from participating and commissioner Adam Silver named New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis to replace him on the roster. Head coach Scott Brooks of OKC selected Bryants replacement in the starting lineup and that man will be Brooks former player, James Harden of the Houston Rockets. LA Clipper Blake Griffin (4th appearance) and Minnesotas Kevin Love (3rd) round out the starting five. Pacers skipper Frank Vogel will coach the Eastern Conference team. The reserves, as always, were selected by the conference coaches and offered little in terms of controversy. Much like the fan vote, coaches were tasked with selecting two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two wild-cards. The visitors from the East will have newbies in Washingtons John Wall, Torontos DeMar DeRozan and Atlantas Paul Millsap. Miamis Chris Bosh will make his ninth appearance and fellow veterans Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets (7th), Indianas Roy Hibbert (2nd) and Chicagos Joakim Noah (2nd) complete the second unit. The Western reserves are a more veteran-laden group with Dallas Dirk Nowitzki (12th), Clipper Chris Paul (7th), San Antonios Tony Parker (6th) and Dwight Howard (8th) of the Houston Rockets. Portland has two representatives in LaMarcus Aldridge (3rd) and Damian Lillard (1st). Davis will make his All-Star debut in just his second season. "I stayed in the gym last summer trying to get better, and Im doing the same thing this summer. And I have a lot to work on," said Davis. "And to be selected in the All-Star Game and the numbers that Im putting up is amazing, but I know that I have a lot to do." The West is on a three-game winning streak. Last year, Paul earned MVP honors with 20 points, 15 assists and four steals as the West prevailed, 143-138 in Houston. Durant became the first player in history to score 30-plus points in three straight All-Star games. One of the most intriguing aspects of this matchup, (other than both teams in sleeved uniforms), is with the new voting regulations, the East doesnt have a traditional big man in the starting lineup. James has a wide array of post moves and he may be forced to jump center. He, Anthony and George might have a hard time matching up with the much bigger frontline of Durant, Griffin and Love. "I guess it would probably help more, but Im okay with the way its done," coach Vogel said of fans no longer voting for a center. The West has taken four of the last five meetings and five of the last seven.Joe Mixon Womens Jersey . Not only that, when Julian de Guzman first stepped on the pitch for Deportivo de la Coruna he became the very first Canadian to play in Spains top tier. John Ross Youth Jersey . - Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Que.It shouldnt come as a disappointment anymore for England supporters.  They are used to this.  Losing.  It isnt underachieving when the team isnt good enough.  This is as good as it gets. Whenever Englands Brazilian journey comes to an end (they havent been eliminated, yet) the diehard support and those responsible for overseeing English football will hold on to the positive moments.  Flashes of ability and promise are what constitute hope.  "They werent that bad" is excused as progress.  The play of the likes of Sturridge and Sterling, and the futures of Barkley and Shaw will be used as evidence brighter days ahead.  Yawn. Weve heard this before.  Weve done this song and dance.  The days of a semi-final shoot-out loss in Italia 90 are long gone.  Lets not go back to 1966.  The failures have piled on, one less painful than the next.  Success would be a surprise.  Losses to more intelligent and superior football nations are the expectation.  The English should be immune from the feeling of devastation or outrage.  From a Golden Generation not good enough, to the likes of Rooney, Lampard and Gerrard who have failed to capture the imagination.  Its a vicious cycle of mediocrity.  A 2-1 loss to Uruguay is just the latest chapter.  England was poor.  Nothing new.  The how it happened is what drives home the obvious.  Too weak in too many areas and lacking true top talent to break down their competition.  Out-managed.  Out-witted.  Out-classed. Uruguay only completed a pathetic 64 per cent of passes.  The South Americans struggled in build up and were content to sit back.  It was an astute page out of Italys book from Englands opening match; sit-back and force England to break you down.  Dont get beat for speed.  And counter-attack.  Thats what Uruguay did, and credit for executing.  They got stuck in and remained organized.  Forget basic statistics telling you England dominated possession with Uruguay on the back-foot.  It was calculated.  It worked to perfection.  A basic approach against a basic team.  Simple. The game winning goal incredibly came directly from the Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.  A ball put on the ground and a long ball played out.  Simple to defend, right?  Apparently not.  Edinson Cavani dropped deep all match to expose long-in-the-tooth Steven Gerrard sitting on top of the England backline.  For what the England captain has in experience, he lacks in legs because of the kilometers accumulated.  Cavanis aerial challenge of Gerrard forced a wayward header backwards from the England midfielder.  Luis Suarez, as proper poachers do, tucked in behind the backline looking for an advantage.  He gambled and he won, as Gary Cahill got caught.  Suarez was clinical in finish and again showed his special talent.  A game breaker and match winner, something England doesnt have. Likewise on Suarez opener, he exposed Englands backline.  The Uruguayan number nine did well to create the needed space on the far post behind Phil Jagielka.  The ball played to Suarez by Cavani was all-world.  But it was two Uruguayan players on six England defenders.  Nobody put pressure on the ball.  And to leave Suarez lurking on the far post wasnt good enough.  Not to mention is was a missed tackle by Gerrard in the midfield, leading to the attack.  Two England centre-backs and two mistakes leading to goals conceded.  Cahill and Jagielka are experienced at the position, at least at the club level.  They are the best in the country at the position and they were exposed.  The best England has at an all-important position and not good enough.  Its the same story at the other end of the field.  Not good enough.  Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge are more than fine players.  They are very good.  But they are not at the same levels of other top forwards in this tournament, let alone not the top forwards on their own club teams.  Therein is the difference.  The likes of Rooney and Sturridge require real substance around them to be at their best, and thats fine.  They are better the complimentary piece rather than the focus at this level. p; When played appropriately, they can shine. Carl Lawson Bengals Jersey.   In this England team, their play often times is representative of the whole.  These are the best England has and they are not good enough. The midfield, a make-shift, comprised of decent parts with no direction on how its supposed to work.  Jordan Henderson had a fine season on a good attacking Liverpool team.  Yet something suggests he has the makings of becoming the next Sinclair, Wright-Phillips, Mills, or Parker – take your pick of the long list of players youll ask, "Did he really play for England?"  Is he really the best England really has?  The rest of the midfield is all over the place.  The left-side exposed defensively and the movement in attack not creative or consistent.  Passing the ball around without purpose wont break down a back line.  Its no surprise this area of the field is stagnant and lacks influence. And the manager, oh the manager.  Roy Hodgson saw fit to keep Englands double-pivot of Gerrard and Henderson on the field in a game begging for attacking players to breakdown the Uruguayan defensive wall.  Comically, two holding players were preferable to keeping on Sterling or Welbeck, or even throwing on a Rickie Lambert until after England went down.  The options at Hodgson arent flattering.  But neither were the tactics. The very least Hodgson could have done was shuffle the deck.  Bring off a defensive midfielder or ineffective wing-back in preference of another attacking player.  Change the shape.  Instead, the end result of a cautious approach was not good enough. Some will suggest Ashley Cole and Jermain Defoe should have been in the England set-up.  Leighton Baines has struggled and another forward option off the bench could have proved decisive.  Arguments can be made but how much of a difference they would have made most likely would have been negligible.  It made more sense to include Michael Carrick in the squad as a holding midfielder able to provide distribution.  But then again, this is a country deeming Paul Scholes not a proper fit to be an England regular over the course of his career.  The best England had, but not good enough?  Theres a pattern here.  Selection issues are nothing new.  But no matter who dons the England kit, are they ever good enough? There have been phenomenal performances over the course of the first week of the World Cup, both by individuals and team.  Honest assessment would tell the standard of football played by the true top football nations is a step beyond England.  Its all very disturbing considering important players for the likes of Chile and Colombia (etc…) are buried in the League Championship, or in some cases not deemed good enough for even that.  This should trouble the English to the core.  But it wont.  Overrating their own talent has become a past-time and feeds the beast.  Criticism and finding scapegoats has become a past time.  In reality, these are the best players they have.  And they are not good enough. The Premier League is the most entertaining league in the world and the most popular.  It is not the best.  Englands best players are not even the top talent in their own domestic league.  Taking a look in the mirror doesnt always cast a pretty reflection.  But the look in the mirror is necessary.  Acceptance is needed.  This was a day England will never have a better context to beat a Uruguay team as such on a stage made for a statement performance.  The weather was an ideal 14 degrees Celsius for the hardened English.  The opponent was missing two of their preferred back-four.  The star player was not 100 per cent. And Uruguays confidence was shaky coming off a shock 3-1 loss.  England didnt let it slip away.  They were incapable of seizing the moment. It is possible England can still advance from the group stage, even though a team losing their first two games at a World Cup has never done so.  Italy must beat Costa Rica then Uruguay, and England will need a comprehensive victory over the Ticos to have superior goal differential.  But really, would that constitute success?  Squeaking by would be as good as it gets for a team not good enough. 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 ' ' '
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. Custom Colorado Rockies Jersey . - The Clippers have waived forward Brandon Davies, leaving their roster at 15. The team made the move Monday. Davies averaged 3.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in five preseason games with Los Angeles. He played on the Clippers entry in the Las Vegas summer league, averaging 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in five games. Davies, who played at BYU, wasnt taken in the June NBA draft. Todd Helton Jersey . Wayne and Cindy Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., closed out round-robin play earlier in the day with a 7-3 win over Finland but needed a win over Austria to reach the final eight. Jason Kipnis Jersey .com) - Wayne Simmonds, Scott Laughton and Jakub Voracek each posted a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers thumped the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, on Saturday.SUNRISE, Fla. - Roberto Luongo has been around the NHL for 15 seasons, and yet the veteran goalie still had a chance to see something new.Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington Capitals just enough to earn a 2-1 victory that was finally settled in a record-breaking, 20-round shootout on Tuesday night.Nick Bjugstad scored the decisive goal in the tiebreaker, beating Capitals goalie Braden Holtby on the right side with the 40th shot of the tiebreaker.The previous NHL shootout record was 15 rounds, when the New York Rangers beat Washington on Nov. 26, 2005.Ive never seen anything like that, Luongo said.No one had.The Panthers outscored the Capitals 6-5 in the tiebreaker, and the six goals were the most ever in a shootout. Jussi Jokinen, Dave Bolland, Derek MacKenzie, Sean Bergenheim and Dylan Olsen were also successful for Florida.The Panthers were down to their last shot five times and answered with a goal every time with the pressure on.The great thing is, I dont know how many times guys bailed me out where they had to score to keep it alive and they did every time. It was amazing, Luongo said.Bjugstad was able to gather himself — or at least take a deep breath — before his second attempt in the extended shootout.It helped.I kind of relaxed, took a deep breath and tried going in there with confidence, and it worked out, Bjugstad said.Bjugstad, who missed in the second round, held the puck, deked and then fired it past Holtby into the open net.Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Joel Ward, John Carlson and Brooks Orpik had shootout goals for the Capitals.MacKenzie scored in regulation for Florida, and Luongo made 23 saves.Troy Brouwer scored in regulation for Washington and Holtby stopped 28 shots. The Capitals have points in six straight games.Even though we lost, it was very entertaining, Brouwer said. We were having a little fun on the bench. We would have liked to come out on the other end of it. Anytime you go 20 shooters in a shootout, thats entertaining.The Capitals are 1-3 in shootouts this season.At first youre (thinkinng), Just get the shootout victory, but once it got to 15, 16, 17, actually it was quite fun, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.Jason Kipnis Rockies Jersey. You just sort of lived in the moment and hope that you got the two points. Unfortunately, we didnt.But not everyone enjoyed the extended shootout, which lasted 17 minutes, 43 seconds.It definitely wasnt fun to be a part of it, Holtby said. Being on the end that I had to make a save numerous times when the game was on the line and I didnt; thats not a fun spot to be in.The Panthers are 4-0-1 in their last five home games. The win was only their second in their past 12 games against the Capitals. The Panthers lost Oct. 18 in a shootout at Washington.The previous record for the Panthers was 11 shootout rounds on Nov. 28, 2007, also against the Capitals.Florida is 3-4 in shootouts.That was exciting. Everybody loved that, especially with the way it ended, winning a game like that with Bjugstads goal, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said.With the score tied 1-all at 3:08 of the third, it appeared the Capitals took the lead when the puck slid by Luongo and into the net. The goal was overruled after a video review because it was determined that Laich kicked in the puck with his left skate.The Panthers took a 1-0 lead when MacKenzie one-timed a rebound at 9:36 of the first. The Capitals tried to clear from behind the net and the puck went off the skate of Floridas Scottie Upshall and out in front, where MacKenzie beat Holtby on the glove side.The Capitals tied it on Brouwers power-play goal in the second. Alex Ovechkin passed from the left circle across to Brouwer in the slot. His wrist shot beat Luongo on the glove side at 14:35 for his ninth goal of the season.I think we made some history tonight, and the chances of that happening again are one in a million, Trotz said.NOTES: Holtby made his 13th consecutive start for the Capitals. ... Panthers defenceman Dylan Olsen played his 100th NHL game. ... Upshall and Aleksander Barkov returned to the Florida lineup after missing nine and six games, respectively. 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 ' ' '
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Berkeley, CA (SportsNetwork. http://www.hockeycapitalsnhl.com/authentic-dennis-maruk-capitals-jersey/ .com) - The California Golden Bears will have a tough time trying to end a five-game losing streak Saturday as they play host to the seventh-ranked Arizona Wildcats in a Pac-12 Conference contest at Haas Pavilion. California sank to a fifth straight loss Thursday night when the team was torched by Arizona State, 79-44, at home. The Golden Bears are just 8-5 in Berkeley this season, and are 1-5 in Pac-12 play. Arizona, on the other hand, has won three straight decisions and five of the teams last six overall. The Wildcats outlasted Stanford on Thursday night on the road, 89-82, to pick up their 17th win of the season. Arizona is currently 5-1 against conference opponents. The Wildcats have a pretty big leg up in the all-time series over California. Arizona leads the Golden Bears, 56-30, though the two teams split the season series in 2013-14. It was California that ended Arizonas perfect season a year ago. Both Arizona and Stanford were hot shooting the ball on Thursday night in Palo Alto. The Wildcats connected on a healthy 55.6 percent of their shots from the floor as they overcame a 41-39 halftime deficit to defeat the Cardinal. Stanley Johnson netted 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to pace the Wildcats in the win, while Brandon Ashley chipped in with 17 points. Gabe York scored 13, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 12 and T.J. McConnell posted 10 points with five assists in the teams victory. Johnson, a freshman, has been stellar in his first season with the Wildcats. The 6-foot-7 forward leads the team in scoring at 14.8 ppg, adding in a team- best 6.8 rpg mark and 32 assists to his resume. Ashley chimes in with 11.5 ppg this season, and Hollis-Jefferson rounds out a trio of double-digit scorers for the Wildcats at 10.9 ppg. McConnells 111 assists is by far the most on Arizonas roster, and his 5.8 apg ranks third in the Pac-12 Conference. Arizonas scoring offense ranks second in the conference at 75.1 ppg, while a 60.0 ppg allowed mark makes the Wildcats extremely dangerous on the defensive end as well. Arizona is second in the league with a +15.1 scoring margin this season. Jabari Bird returned to the starting lineup Thursday night for California, although it didnt do the Golden Bears any good. Bird didnt record a single point, and went 0-of-4 from the floor in the teams dismal effort against Arizona State. Jordan Mathews recorded 11 points with five rebounds, and served as the only Cal player in double figures in the contest. David Kravish chipped in with eight points, and Tyrone Wallace added seven points and a team-high seven rebounds in the defeat. The Bears shot just 33.3 percent from the floor, and hit only 2-of-11 from 3-point range against the Sun Devils. Wallace has shown greatness from time to time this season, but he hasnt been able to carry his team through this very rough patch in the schedule. The guard leads the Golden Bears still in all three major statistical categories, owning a 17.4 ppg mark, with 8.2 rpg and 3.8 apg. Mathews follows Wallace up in scoring, adding in 14.9 ppg, while Kravish checks in at 10.6 ppg with 6.8 boards per outing. California has really faltered on the offensive end of the floor lately, as the team averages just 65.7 ppg this season, which is second to last in the Pac-12. The Bears have been able to get by on a solid defensive effort that limits opponents to 63.8 ppg. http://www.hockeycapitalsnhl.com/authentic-john-carlson-capitals-jersey/ .Y. -- The Montreal Canadiens have had few reasons to celebrate this season as they have been mired near the basement of the Eastern Conference.http://www.hockeycapitalsnhl.com/authentic-lucas-johansen-capitals-jersey/ .com) - Whew! North Dakota States reign as the three-time FCS national champion was pushed to the limit by South Dakota State on Saturday, but freshman R.WINNIPEG - Two teams share the top of the standings on the womens sides at the Canadian Olympic Curling trials, with Jennifer Jones and Val Sweeting sit at 3-1. Sweeting is technically in the lead among the women, thanks to handing Jones her only loss so far. But at this point, its what happens next that all 16 teams know matters most. "It will be the turning point Wednesday, Thursday, obviously," said Heather Nedohin, who handed Sweeting her first loss with a last rock draw to win a tight game 6-5. "I dont think anyone at the trials ever has done this undefeated," said Sweeting. "I thought we just got outplayed." Both teams curl out of the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton. Nedohin sits in a four-team logjam below the leaders at 2-2 with Nedohin and Renee Sonnenberg at 1-3, a sppot unlikely to give them a shot at moving on.http://www.hockeycapitalsnhl.com/authentic-tom-wilson-capitals-jersey/. "Three losses is going to be tough to make it in," said the skip from Grande Prairie, Alta. "If we can finish above .500 thats a feather in our hat too." Jones dominated Sonnenberg from start to finish Tuesday shaking hands at 7-2 after the eighth. It was a solid comeback after Monday nights 9-6 loss to Sweeting, which included a disastrous four in the seventh end. "I dont know if we gave it away, we just made too many mistakes so it wasnt our best effort," said Jones. "I thought we bounced back as well as could have today." Saskatoons Stefanie Lawton earned her second win with a 7-5 decision over Winnipegs Chelsea Carey and in an all-Ontario game. 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Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles loss to the Washington Redskins. Malik Hooker Youth Jersey . Thanks to Washingtons 27-24 defeat of Philadelphia, Detroit was able to secure its first postseason berth since 2011. Detroit goes into a Week 16 matchup in Chicago holding the top spot in the NFC North. The Lions are tied with the Packers, but currently hold the tiebreaker thanks to a Week 3 win over Green Bay. However, the two teams meet in Green Bay the final week of the season in a game that could determine the division winner. Malik Hooker Colts Jersey . Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period after the Red Wings had miscues on the ice and Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout, giving Boston a 3-0 win over the Red Wings and a 2-1 series lead in their first-round series. Quincy Wilson Colts Jersey . You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal or on TSN.ca/Montreal. Also, TSN.ca features live streaming of the post-game news conferences from the Bell Centre. The Rangers grabbed a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Final after Sundays 3-2 overtime victory against the visiting Habs. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After Golden States difficult road loss two nights ago in Oklahoma City, Stephen Curry was anxious to avoid a repeat performance Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. The dynamic guard came up with big play after big play, none bigger than his two free throws with 8.6 seconds left that helped the Warriors edge the Kings 115-113. Curry made five 3-pointers, scored 36 points and also added 10 assists for the Warriors, who had lost two straight and five of six. It was the sixth time in his career that Curry had matched or exceeded 30 points and 10 assists. The first five came in his rookie season. The Friday loss to Oklahoma City had been especially painful. Russell Westbrooks 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime gave the Thunder a 113-112 victory. "Its been frustrating of late, not being able to close out games, especially on the road," Curry said. "Everyone pitched in. It was a good learning lesson for us to continue to stick to the program." Klay Thompson connected on a career-high eight 3-pointers and added 28 points. Golden State hit 15 of 25 3s (60 per cent). Curry is in a terrific grove, making 15 of 28 over the last three games. "They are good players and tough to cover," Kings centre DeMarcus Cousins said. "In the beginning we didnt make it difficult for them. Later in the game we did. If we had done that early on maybe it would have been a different game." The Warriors had a 16-point lead in the third quarter and led by 10 entering the fourth. But the Kings rallied and took the lead several times in the fourth, when they outscored Golden State 33-25. After Currys two free throws broke a 113-all tie, Andrew Bogut blocked a driving reverse layup by Isaiah Thomas in the closing seconds and grabbed the rebound to secure the victory. "I saw Klay get beat and had an idea Isaiah would not be going up against me on the right side," said Bogut, who had 12 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. "I kind of read it and thankfully I got the block." Harrison Barnes and David Lee had 11 points for the Warriors, who ended a four-game road trip with a 2-2 record. In foul trouble throughout, Cousins had 24 points in just over 20 minutes. Marcus Thornton hit five 3-pointers and scored all of his 21 points in the second half, including 11 in the fourth. Thomas had 19 points and eight assists, but also committed seven of Sacramentos season-high 24 turnovers that led to 33 Warrior points. Patrick Patterson scored 18 points and Jason Thompson added 10. It was another frustrating loss for the Kings, who have droppeed four straight overall and are now 3-7 at home. Marlon Mack Womens Jersey. "I think a lot of those turnovers today was us being soft and us telegraphing our passes," Thomas said. "Especially in the second quarter when I had four or five turnovers. Two or three of them I just telegraphed - they knew where it was going." Trailing by two points twice with under a minute to play, Cousins responded with a pair of basket from close range, the second one tying the game at 113 with 12.6 seconds left. A 3-pointer by Thomas put the Kings in front 104-102 with 3:51 left. But Thompsons corner 3 and a jumper by Curry put the Warriors on top, 107-106. With the Kings down by 11 points, Thornton made a 3 to ignite a 12-2 run. Cousins ended the surge by converting a layup and making two free throws to cut Golden States lead to 100-96. "What I like about our guys is that it could have been a 16-point deficit that turned into 30, but it turned into a two-point lead and giving ourselves a chance to win," Kings coach Michael Malone said. "We were only one defensive rebound away from winning the game." After a strong first half, it was Thompson and Curry continuing their perimeter success in the third quarter, when they combined for five 3-pointers. Curry scored 11 points and Thompson had three 3-pointers and nine points, giving Golden State a 90-80 heading into the fourth. "I have a great backcourt with two guys that can light up a scoreboard," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "The thing that I love most about them is people fall in love with shooting, which is the obvious, but they compete. They have really developed into a good defensive tandem. I thought both guys did an outstanding job on the defensive end." Cousins was called for his fourth foul at the 7:45 mark of the third quarter. He argued the call and was quickly given his fifth technical of the season and went to the bench with the Kings trailing 66-59. Warriors starting forward Andre Iguodala sat out his fifth straight game with a left hamstring strain. Notes: The arena power went out during pregame introductions and lasted for 12 minutes. When power was restored, the Kings introduction was skipped and the game had no public address announcer until midway through the first quarter. . Historically, this has been a competitive matchup, with the Warriors holding a 187-185 edge. . Three Kings starters, including Cousins, had two fouls by the midway point in the opening quarter. . Warriors reserve guard Toney Douglas, who played with the Kings last year, has missed the last 11 games with a stress problem in his lower left leg. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Carson, CA - Gennady Golovkin extended his knockout streak to 18 consecutive matches, this time stopping Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round. Cal Ripken Orioles Jersey . Rubio failed to make weight Friday, which ultimately cost him his interim WBC belt and a shot at Golovkins WBA middleweight belt, but the 34-year-old was no match for his opponent from Kazakhstan. Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) landed a right uppercut and then delivered a left hook that connected to the top of Rubios (59-6-1, 51 KOs) head. Rubio fell to the canvas and was counted out at 1:19 of the second round. Because Golovkin now holds Rubios WBC interim belt, he is slated to fight the winner of the Miguel Cotto bout versus Canelo Alvarez. On the undercard, Nicholas Walters scored a sixth-round knockout to Nonito Donaire to win the WBA featherweight title. With 30 seconds left in the third round, Walters (25-0, 21 KOs), who was in his first championship bout, landed a solid right uppercut that put Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs) on the canvas for the first time in his career. By the time the fourth round began, Donaires right eye was starting to swell from a cut that he sustained. With the sixth round about to come to a close, Donaire missed with a left hook, and Walters countered by landing a right to the top of the head. Donaire, who was making his first title defense, was officially counted out with one second remaining in the round. Cal Ripken Jersey .com) - Australian Open champion Li Na, former Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova and former world No.Baltimore Orioles Hats . Meanwhile, the Jets extended their winning streak to four and remain perfect under Paul Maurice. Its the Jets second four-game winning streak of the season, the other coming in mid-November.Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch expects to see his driving under the influence trial in California come to an end on Friday when he pleads guilty a lesser charge of reckless driving. Lynchs attorney, Ivan Golde, told The Associated Press on Thursday of the plea deal that was reached with the Alameda County District Attorney Office. The plea will be formally entered in court in Oakland, Calif., on Friday. ESPN first reported the plea agreement. Lynch was arrested in Jully 2012 on investigation of driving under the influence after he was pulled over on a freeway in Oakland. Mark Trumbo Jersey. . Golde says he believes that Lynch had a strong enough case to win at trial, but said the Seattle running back did not want a public trial considering his high profile with the Seahawks coming off a Super Bowl victory. Golde said Lynch will plead guilty to a "wet reckless." Lynch will have to take six driving safety classes and pay a $1,080 fine. 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 ' ' '
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TERESOPOLIS, Brazil -- Brazil striker Hulk left a training session due to a muscle injury in his left leg Sunday but said he expects to be fit to play Mexico on Tuesday in his teams second World Cup match. Hisashi Iwakuma Mariners Jersey . Hulk practiced for less than 15 minutes before leaving the field. He said the injury wasnt serious and "hopefully" it wouldnt keep him from playing in the next match. "I felt a small discomfort and decided to leave as a precaution," Hulk said. "I was already thinking about the next match, its only two days away and in the World Cup you dont want to miss any match. I hope to be ready so I can help the national team again." Hulk said he had the injury before the opening win over Croatia, when he was replaced late in the match, and felt it again after a few shots on goal on Sunday. He walked off the field without a limp, but then sat down on a bench and lowered his head in apparent dismay. Hulk, who plays for Zenit in the Russian league, put his hand on his left leg when team medical staff arrived to treat him. A few moments later he went to the locker room accompanied by one of the teams doctors. "I was feeling down when it happened because you always think about the worst," Hulk said. "But then I talked to the doctors and they told me that it wasnt anything too serious. Im going to undergo treatment and hopefully Ill be able to play." The Brazilian federation said Hulk wouldnt need additional tests and would travel as planned with the rest of the squad to the northeastern city of Fortaleza later Sunday. "At a World Cup you have to overcome every challenge," Hulk said. "We prepare our entire lives to fulfil our dreams of playing in the tournament. Im feeling well." If Hulk is ruled out, 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk striker Bernard would be his likely replacement. Chelseas Ramires is also an option. Brazil had been injury free since it started its World Cup preparations in late May, but Sunday was a tense practice session in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro. Bernard stayed on the ground for a few moments after a foul by David Luiz, and the defender was later hurt in a challenge by midfielder Luiz Gustavo. Both players were down briefly but recovered. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari ended the training session after the hard contact between Luiz and Gustavo. Norichika Aoki Jersey . Carling Bassett-Seguso was a world No. 8 almost 30 years ago. Currently 13th, Bouchard is assured of equalling that when the next rankings are released Monday. Randy Johnson Mariners Jersey .D. Martinezs ninth-inning sacrifice fly scored Torii Hunter with the winning run and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Sunday.Athens, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Yet another Georgia Tech-Georgia clash came down to the wire, and this time the Yellow Jackets survived in a Peach State thriller. Zach Laskeys third touchdown run of the day accounted for the only score in overtime, and the 16th-ranked Yellow Jackets escaped Sanford Stadium with a memorable 30-24 victory over the No. 8 Bulldogs. The roller-coaster finish saw Georgia Tech give up a go-ahead touchdown with 18 seconds left in regulation, only to have Harrison Butker force OT with a clutch 53-yard field goal. Butkers extra point in overtime was blocked, but D.J. White picked off Hutson Mason on the ensuing possession to give Georgia Tech (10-2) its first win over its in-state rival since 2008. It was a really crazy game, said Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson. I am so proud of our players. The Yellow Jackets, who will play Florida State for ACC crown, had lost 12 of the previous 13 meetings with Mark Richt as Georgias head coach, including a disappointment in double overtime last year. Another heartbreaking loss seemed imminent after Justin Thomas lost a fumble with 2:41 remaining, leading to Mason finding Malcolm Mitchell on fourth down to put the Bulldogs in front, 24-21, with 18 seconds on the clock. Richt made what turned out to be a poor decision, opting for a squib kick that gave Georgia Tech the ball on its own 43-yard line. Im disappointed in my decision to squib kick, Richt admitted. That gave them the field position to get it in range and kick it. That was a poor decision on my part. That was no ones decision but mine. Thomas ran 21 yards before going out of bounds with four seconds left, and Butker, whose previous career-long was 49 yards, got just enough from 53 yards out to force OT. Five straight runs -- four by Laskey -- gave the Yellow Jackets the lead, and Masons ill-advised pass on 2nd-and-goal was picked off by White. Laskey gained 140 of Georgia Techs 399 rushing yards, while Thomas passed for just 64 yards and a touchdown on 6-of-16 attempts. Mason finished with 194 passing yards for Georgia (9-3), which committed three turnovers after totaling 11 in its first eight games. Thhe Bulldogs, whose hopes of reaching the SEC title game were dashed with Missouris win on Friday, turned to Nick Chubb out of the backfield with star running back Todd Gurley having undergone knee surgery earlier this week. Felix Hernandez Jersey. . Chubb gained 36 of his 129 yards on the games opening possession and punched one in from the 1-yard line to give Georgia the early lead. The freshman nearly scored again in the opening quarter when he ripped off a 65-yard run. He was pushed out just before the goal line, and two plays later he tried launching himself into the end zone and coughed it up. A long Georgia Tech drive after the turnover came up empty when Butker had his 37-yard field goal try blocked midway through the second quarter. Georgia was going in for another score but again fumbled it away. Sony Michel lost the ball this time, and Georgia Tech recovered in the end zone. The Yellow Jackets, in danger of being shut out in the opening half for the first time since 2008, converted a pair of fourth-down tries and got on the board on Darren Wallers 7-yard touchdown grab with eight seconds left. They were on the doorstep early in the second half, but Thomas, on 3rd-and- goal, was stuffed up the middle and disappeared among the mass of bodies. No whistle was blown for forward progress, and Damian Swann came out of the pile with the football and raced 99 yards the other way for a touchdown. Following a blocked Georgia field goal try, Laskeys 4-yard touchdown run pulled the Yellow Jackets even late in the third quarter. Marshall Morgan kicked a 19-yard chip shot with 11:19 remaining, and Georgia Tech responded with a 13-play, 80-yard drive that took nearly seven minutes off the clock. Laskeys 8-yard touchdown run was followed by a pooch kick that the Yellow Jackets recovered. They took over at the Georgia 27 with 4:22 remaining, and Thomas turnover led to the dramatic conclusion. Game Notes This was the first overtime game in the history of Sanford Stadium ... The last time these rivals squared off with nine wins apiece was 1942 ... Georgia still leads to all-time series, 64-40-5. 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 ' ' '
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Dropping four out of their last five series to fall four games out of a wild card position, the focus has started to shift from the Blue Jays product on the field to the future of management off of it. Brad Evans Jersey . Addressing the recent rumours, the Toronto Stars Richard Griffin joined TSN 1050 on Monday to weigh in on the futures of Alex Anthopoulos and Paul Beeston, saying the departure of the teams president could lead to a trickle-down effect that could put the job security of Anthopoulos and John Gibbons in jeopardy. Griffin: Changes coming in Jays front office? Kyle Beckerman USA Jersey . Now, he might be their hottest pitcher. Lobstein earned up his first major league victory Sunday night, allowing one run in 5 2-3 innings in the Tigers 6-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. Matt Miazga USA Jersey . Last year, Islanders forward Colin Mcdonald released a "Do It For Colin" campaign to promote his teammate and friend John Tavares for the EA sports honour:The most popular sports voting video ever has to go to Chris Bosh who showcased his comedic abilities in his effort to get fans to vote him into the 2008 All Star Game:You can vote for TJ and other star players for the NHL 15 cover vote here. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart got through practice without any setbacks Tuesday. It laid the groundwork for the former Minnesota Vikings backup to make his preseason debut Thursday night at Chicago. Gerhart missed nearly two weeks with a hip flexor injury. He last practiced July 31, sitting out seven training camp sessions, a scrimmage and the teams preseason opener against Tampa Bay. He was back in action Tuesday, working with the first-team offence and ripping off a big run on his first carry during 11-on-11 drills. "It felt good. No issues," Gerhart said. "Got a nice run to start off team run, and everything felt good." Coach Gus Bradley said Gerhart likely will play against the Bears. "Im anticipating, if I hear good reports, hes going to play," Bradley said. Hes going to get in there and were going to get him some reps. It might be four or five carries, something like that to get him going. But Ive just got to wait and see what I find out on the latest report." Gerhart welcomed the work. "Yeah, looking forward to it," he said. "Going back to Chicago. Player there many times. A fun field to play at. But Im more excited about taking the field with the Jaguars for the first time." Jacksonville gave Gerhart a three-year contract worth $10.5 million in March to replace Maurice Jones-Drew. Gerhart spent the last four years backing up All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson iin Minnesota, totalling 1,305 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Alejandro Bedoya USA Jersey. He was expected to be the teams workhorse, but could end up sharing repetitions with journeyman Jordan Todman, former Michigan star Denard Robinson and rookie Storm Johnson. "At some point were going to have to decide how much of a committee is the running back committee going to be," offensive co-ordinator Jedd Fisch said. "Is it a committee of three? Is it a committee of four? Is it a committee of two? ... Toby is going to be the lead dog, so to speak, in terms of carrying the ball off the bat. But as weve said, I dont think anybody in the league gets more than 15 carries for the most part. I mean, one or two guys here and there. "Wed like to be able to carry the ball a lot in the game, so I think a lot of the guys are going to get carries." Gerhart wants as many carries as he can get, especially after playing sparingly behind Peterson. And he would like to find some rhythm behind an unsettled offensive line -- centre Mike Brewster struggled against the Buccaneers, and rookie guard Brandon Linder has been slowed by a sprained foot -- while experiencing full contact. "Its definitely important to get some carries behind them and get a feel for how things are going and to get hit," Gerhart said. "We dont get hit in practice too often. I dont know if we ever get taken down to the ground purposely, so its good to get a few hits in." 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 ' ' '
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