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DETROIT -- Normally a bit player, Brandon Tanev played a starring role Friday night.Tanev scored his second goal of the game and his NHL career with 1:16 left to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 on Friday night.The Jets rallied from a 3-2 third-period deficit.The resiliency of this group is incredible, Tanev said. We didnt stop pushing. Thats the thing.The fourth line player was undrafted, signed as a free agent and was playing his 15th game.This is my first time playing at Joe Louis Arena and to get my first goal and then that, Tanev said. Its just a great feeling.Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg. Connor Hellebuyck, from the Detroit-area suburb of Commerce Township, stopped 30 shots.The players did a great job of shutting the game down in the first period, Jets coach Paul Maurice said. I really enjoyed this win from a coachs standpoint.Luke Glendening, Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader scored for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek made 26 saves. The Red Wings are 0-3-1 in their last four to drop to 6-5-1.Youve got to play a complete game in this league. Players are too good and will make you pay if you make mistakes and turn the pucks over, Abdelkader said. Weve got to be better that way but theres lots of things to build off of the last few games. Its a long season. Well be better and get ready for Sunday (when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers).It was Gordie Howe night at Joe Louis Arena. The family of the late Hall of Famer spoke to the media before the game. Howe died on June 10 at the age of 88. His son, Mark Howe, is Detroits director of pro scouting. The first 5,000 fans received Gordie Howe statue replicas.Mark and his siblings, Marty, Murray and Cathy dropped the puck for the ceremonial opening faceoff.Tanev scored the winner on a breakaway, beating Mrazek on the glove side.Ehlers added an empty-net goal in the last minute. It was his third goal.Tanevs first goal, with 7:36 left, tied it at 3.After he beat Mrazek under the crossbar from in close, the puck went in and out so fast play continued for about a minute. After a stoppage, the play was reviewed and called a goal.Abdelkader gave Detroit a 3-2 lead 9:12 into the third period.Scheifele tied it at 2 earlier in the third period. It was his sixth goal.I thought we started really well. Even in the second it felt like we carried the play at times. Then in the third for whatever reason, I thought we fell back a little bit, said Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall, who made his season debut after being bothered by a sore knee, In saying that, I dont know how many great scoring chances they had. But they came out winning. Two points are what you need and we didnt get that.Zetterberg gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead 9:40 into the second period. He batted the rebound of Tomas Tatars shot out of the air and into the net.The goal was originally waved off because it was first indicated that Zetterbergs stick was higher than the crossbar. But referees Chris Lee and Ghislain Hebert and linesmen Tim Nowak and Ryan Galloway huddled and immediately reversed the call. The call of a goal was then upheld by the NHL Situation Room in Toronto.Glendening gave Detroit a 1-0 lead 3:04 into the game when he deflected Dan DeKeysers shot/pass from the left point past Hellebuyck. It was Glendenings first goal of the season.Laine tied it at 1 with 4:30 left in the first period. He leads NHL rookies with seven goals.NOTE: Detroit D Niklas Kronwall made his season debut. He missed the first 11 games of the season because of knee pain. ... Winnipeg was without LW Drew Stafford (upper body), D Tyler Myers (lower body) and D Mark Stuart (lower body). ... The Red Wings were missing LW Thomas Vanek (hip). ... It was the second of back-to-back games for the Jets. They lost 4-3 in overtime to the Washington Capitals on the road Thursday night.UP NEXTJets: Visit New York Rangers on Sunday.Red Wings: Host Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Nick Lowery Jersey. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. Len Dawson Jersey. 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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Kahlil Thomas finished with 17 points and scored the winner off a teammates miss with five seconds remaining as Rider edged North Carolina A&T 60-59 on Sunday, winning its fifth game in a row.Sam Hunt nailed a jumper that erased a late Rider lead and put N.C. A&T ahead 59-58 with 26 seconds left. But on the next possession, the Broncs Jimmie Taylor put up a deep 2-pointer from the right wing that missed everything. Thomas went streaking in for the rebound and put it up off the glass on a reverse layin.dddddddddddd N.C. A&T had two more tries to win, but Thomas blocked an Aaron Scales putback attempt as time expired.Taylor finished with 10 points for Rider (8-3) and Stevie Jordan had six assists to go with eight points.Eliel Gonzalez led the Aggies (1-10) with 16 points and Hunt scored five of his seven in the last 1:08. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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One of Sir Bradley Wiggins former team doctors has expressed surprise at the decision to allow him to use a triamcinolone ahead of three major races.Prentice Steffen questioned the decision of the International Cycling Union to grant Wiggins a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone, which he was permitted to take just days before the 2012 Tour de France, which he won, as well as the 2011 Tour and the 2013 Giro dItalia.Steffen was Wiggins doctor at Garmin Slipstream, with whom he finished fourth in the 2009 Tour de France before the Briton joined Team SkySteffen told the BBCs Newsnight programme that the leaked details of Wiggins TUEs did not look good.He said: I was surprised to see there were TUEs documented for intramuscular triamcinolone just before three major events - two Tours de France and one Tour dItalia.You do have to think it is kind of coincidental that a big dose of intramuscular long-acting corticosteroids would be needed at that...exact time before the most important race of the season.I would say certainly now in retrospect it doesnt look good, it doesnt look right from a health or sporting perspective.Wiggins TUEs, exemptions which allow athletes to take substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency if they have a medical need, were released by Russian hackers. A group known as The Fancy Bears have leaked the private medical records of dozens of athletes after gaining access to the WADA database.There is no suggestion any athlete has broken anti-doping rules, but Wiggins, the five-time Olympic champion, has found himself the focus of the most scrutiny.A spokesperson for the 36-year-old said: Theres nothing new here. Everyone knows Brad suffers from asthma. His medical treatment is BC- (British Cycling) and UCI - (International Cycling Union) approved and like all Team GB athletes he follows WADA regulations to the letter.The leak of these records is an attempt to undermine the credibility of WADA and thats something for them to deal with.Team Sky, the British team Wiggins left in 2015, said all of its TUE applications have been managed and recorded in line with the rules.Wiggins asthma and pollen allergies are well documented, but the revelation that he three times received injections of a drug intended for acute allergic reactions on the eve of his biggest race of the season has attracted criticism.Wiggins will personally address the controversy for the first time when he appears on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 on Sunday. Adam Oates Jersey. -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. Steve Rucchin Jersey. 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CHICAGO -- Jon Lester carries the 108-year hopes of the Chicago Cubs to the mound for Game 5 of the World Series.In their 177th game of the season, the Cubs are in a win-or-go home situation for the first time, trailing the Cleveland Indians 3-1 in the best-of-seven World Series.Cubs manager Joe Maddon gives the ball to his most pressure-proven pitcher with the season on the line at Wrigley Field on Sunday night.Lester has a 1.69 ERA in the 2016 playoffs with 21 strikeouts and five walks. His rich postseason resume includes 20 games (18 starts), 2.60 ERA and 8-7 record.I dont think you can really take it any different than any other start, whether youre tied or whether youre down or up, Lester said. I think you have to have the same mindset going into it. Its hard enough to pitch this time of year or play this time of year and be successful. I think if youre down 3-1 and youre going in there saying you have to do this, you have to do that to try to stay alive, I think youve kind of already been beaten, you know? Youre not worried about the right thing.The Indians can clinch the franchises third championship Sunday and end their own 67-year drought, the longest in the American League.Clevelands offense created traffic on the bases Saturday for the second consecutive game and bashed two home runs, but the Indians are being anchored by amazing pitching.While Andrew Miller looked relatively human in allowing a Dexter Fowler home run -- snapping a 16-inning scoreless streak -- Corey Kluber went six to win for the second time in four games and set up swagger-filled righ-hander Trevor Bauer to start Sundays potential clincher.The atmosphere on Chicagos North Side has been electric, but the Indians hushed Wrigley with seven runs Saturday. Bauer said he looks forward to the historical challenge before him.The best part of it is hearing them all leave silent, Bauer said.The Cubs beat Bauer in Game 2 and got on the board in the first inning. Terry Francona said he did not considering going with another starter in Game 5.Trevors been a really good pitcher for us for four years, Francona said. If we thought that the finger was getting in the way, I understand it. But hes come so far and battled this thing so much that I think his better game is ahead of him.Lester said he will put extra emphasis on getting ahead of hitters, even if he has to show more than he wants the Indians to see, because of his Game 1 first inning misfortune. A walk, hit batter -- when ahead in the count 0-2 -- and a hit cost Lester the lead.That was the game. Anytime youve got a guy like Kluber going against you, you cant give up much. Then come to find out just howw locked in he was, Lester said, reliving Game 1.dddddddddddd So like I said, I dont mind giving up hits and giving up homers. Its the walks and the hit-by-pitch that really haunt me in that first inning. So you cant give up free base runners, especially this time of year. You just give them more opportunities to see you. You have to make more pitches.Entering Game 4, the Indians were batting. 202 in the World Series. Francona said the approach at the plate will not change, but the results are adding up. The sparkplug for Cleveland has been shortstop Francisco Lindor, who is approaching Sandy Alomars postseason team record of 20 hits.But depth of the lineup, according to Maddon and Lester, is the real story when it comes to stopping the Indians.You have a lot of contact in that lineup. So that puts pressure on your defense when youre able to do that, Lester said. When you dont strike out a lot, that puts pressure on your defense, and makes you continually execute pitches. And I think thats where they wear the starting pitcher down and get to that bullpen early.Maddon boiled down the edge to two factors: Lesters experience and getting on the board first. The Cubs went up 1-0 in Game 4 and lost, but it was the first time the team crossing the plate first didnt get a win in the LCS and World Series.To have a guy in Jon thats been-there-done-that kind of a guy, and hes been very successful, been a World Series champion, he knows what the feeling is like, he knows what it takes, Maddon said. So its definitely comforting to the rest of the group for tomorrow.So the big thing again is to grab the lead somehow. Grab the lead, hold onto the lead. You dont want to try to fight from behind on these guys because that trilogy (relievers Miller, Bryan Shaw and closer Cody Allen) and theyre throwing out there is pretty good.Francona has consistently programmed a winning formula for Cleveland. Hes 11-1 all-time in the World Series and one win shy of his third ring, Clevelands first since 1948. Franconas magic touch at the lever, from the mix-and-match lineup to uncanny feel for his bullpen, was on display in both wins at Wrigley. Just dont expect him to say as much, preferring to credit his players and support staff.The thing that helps me a ton is the cooperation we get with our players is phenomenal because we do some things -- weve done a few things that are a little out of the box this series, last series, and they handle it, Francona said. Im not sure you can always do that with every player and have it work. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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If there is anyone who knows what it is like to struggle in order to reach ones dreams, that person would be Saiyidah Aisyah.Luckily for her, she feels the struggle is the best part.Earlier this year, the 28-year-old achieved the monumental feat of becoming the first rower to represent Singapore at the Olympic Games.It was the culmination of a journey that involved both physical and financial sacrifices.Determined to qualify for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Saiyidah thought her best chance was to take part of rigorous training in Sydney, Australia.Having initially failed to secure financial support through Team Singapores Sports Excellence Scholarship, she relied on her savings and even turned to crowdfunding in a bid to reach her goal.In a poignant turn of events, her mother, who she revealed was never the biggest supporter of her sporting dream, even offered to sell the house in order to raise funds.Thankfully, that was not necessary as Saiyidah managed to raise over SG$13,000 and was able to move to Sydney last August to begin training full time, taking no-pay leave from her job in the process.Eventually, she received her scholarship in March. With her financial worries abated, the only thing left to do was to put in the hard work in search of securing that spot in Brazil.For someone who knows what it is like just to struggle for the opportunity to realise her dreams, Saiyidah was never going to let it slip out of her grasp. She punched her ticket to Rio in April with her performance at a regional Olympic qualifying meet.In August, her wait was finally over as she became the first Singaporean rower to compete at the Olympics. She did well enough to finish in a respectable 23rd place out of 32 women in the single sculls event.Rather than just focus on the accolade from an individual perspective, Saiyidah hopes her sacrifices will also be beneficial for the greater good.Even before the Games had taken place, she spoke of wanting to be at the forefront of womens sport in Singapore and encouraging others -- especially women -- to chase their goals.With her Olympic dream fulfilled, what next?Saiyidah has since returned to Sydney to resume training and has set her sights on next Septembers Asian Rowing Championships in Jiashan, China, with the new goal of becoming the best in the continent.There are bound to be plenty of ups and downs along the way, but Saiyidah has already shown she has what it takes to overcome any obstacles thrown her way. Houston Rockets Store. President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. 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Forget the Big Two, Cameron Smith says Melbournes charge towards a third NRL title boils down to the form of the clubs perpetually underrated big boppers.The Storm look set to finish inside the top two, and clinch an important home semi-final, after grinding out an 18-6 win over premiers North Queensland at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday night.While the result was largely attibuted to the absence of Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston, Melbourne skipper Smith laid praise at the feet of his sides forwards and their ability to lock down Matt Scott, James Tamou and Jason Taumalolo.The Cowboys all-international middle forwards were well held by the Storm with Scott (82m), Tamou (78m) and Taumalolo (135m) lacking their usual impact.Smith said they went into the clash knowing that while Thurstons absence was going to blunt their attack, it would count for naught if they didnt also win the yardage game against North Queenslands much-vaunted big men.They dont get any smaller and they dont run slower because JT isnt there, Smith said.But our ruck has been fantastic all year.Maybe because were way down south in Melbourne they dont get too many raps or the raps they should get but I think theyve been exceptional.All year theyve given Cooper (Cronk) and Blake Green and Cameron Munster opportuniities to do their thing out wide.ddddddddddddObviously Jesse (Bromwich) is having a good season again but guys like Tim Glasby, who was back tonight, Dale Finucane, Kenny Bromwich - theyre all playing really good football and thats what Ive been really pleased with.The Storms defence is shaping as the cornerstone of their premiership charge and after provisionally moving into top spot, Smith revealed the playing group resolved to improve their standards after being challenged by coach Craig Bellamy in the pre-season.Bellamys accusation that the side had lost their defensive steel has fired the group to top the league in most defensive stats this year.Going into round 21, they had conceded the least points, tries and linebreaks, missed the least tackles, as well as boasting the best completion rate and making the least errors, according to Fox Sports Stats.In the last two seasons I think weve fallen away from our standards in defence, Smith said.We always pride ourselves on defence.The coaches challenged us during our season review to make that better. 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Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian says a draft class cant be fully measured until after their fourth season. As this years rookies prepare to hit the home stretch of their first regular season, one early assessment is crystal clear: Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott have been something special.While Los Angeles Jared Goff and Philadelphias Carson Wentz went 1-2 last April and have had their share of struggles as starters, it has been Dallas dynamic duo that has dominated the headlines.Besides leading the Cowboys to an 11-1 record and a playoff berth, Elliott and Prescott could achieve something very rare: teammates finishing in the top two in Offensive Rookie of the Year balloting.THE BIG D DUOElliott, who leads the league with 1,285 rushing yards and is second with 12 rushing TDs, is a favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year. But Polian thinks Elliott should be in line for another honor.If I had a vote he would get it for MVP, said Polian, an ESPN and Sirius NFL Radio analyst who built Buffalo and Indianapolis into Super Bowl contenders. He is an incredible talent. He makes a difference on every level.Elliott, the fourth overall pick, set a league rookie record with four straight games of 130-plus yards, and has 20 or more carries in all but two games.Prescott, who has 2,974 passing yards and 19 touchdown passes, has been on quite a roll the past five games with 10 TDs, no interceptions and a 123.2 passer rating. Whether the fourth-round pick can become the first rookie quarterback to start a Super Bowl remains an intriguing question.Dak is doing well. He is getting looks that he normally wouldnt see because the defense is concerned with trying to stop Zeke on so many levels. It helps set everything up, Polian said.WENTZ AND GOFFEven though Goff has yet to win and Wentz is struggling after a great opening stretch, Polian has liked the development of both quarterbacks and thinks they continue to be on schedule.Goff, who got his first start in Week 11, has four touchdowns and three interceptions. His biggest highlight so far: three first-half TD passes in his first road start Week 12 against New Orleans.Wentz is the second quarterback since the merger to start the season 3-0. He didnt throw an interception in his first 134 attempts, but has 11 in 318 attempts since.HILL MAKING LATE RUNKansas Citys Tyreek Hill is someone to keep an eye on as he makes a late bid for top offensive rookie honors. The wide receiver, a fifth-round pick, is the first player in the Super Bowl era to have receiving, rushing, kick and punt return touchdowns.In a Week 12 overtime win at Denver, he became the first rookie since Gale Sayers in 1965 to score with a run, catch and return.The dynamic speedster has five touchdowns over his past three games, including two in Thursday nights win over Oakland as the Chiefs took the lead in the AFC West. He said after the game, I guess its falling into place. Dante Hall told me to dream big and that is what I started to do.For what Hill has accomplished on the field -- he has nine touchdowns this season -- some have not forgotten he is less than two years removed from pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge while at Oklahoma State. The NFL took plenty of criticism over having Hill as part of the header on its Twitter account two weeks ago.BEST TURNAROUND FROM DRAFT DAYLaremy Tunsil made news for all the wrong reasons on draft day. There was the video posted on his Twitter account that showed him wearing a gas mask and smoking something from a bong, plummeting his status.But the offensive lineman has played well for the Dolphins, allowing only half a sack in 10 starts.Tunsil has started at both left guard and left tackle, becoming the first rookie in team history to start at least one game at both guard and tackle.I told him with great power comes great responsibility. Hes starting to learn that and did a good job fighting through his injury, left tackle Brandon Albert said. Its something hes learning. That shows what he has in him.OTHER LINEMEN MAKING IMPACTTennessee right tackle Jake Conklin has allowed only half a sack, but his true strength is run blocking. The Titans are third in the league in rushing and DeMarco Murray is second to Elliott.With how coach (Mike) Mularkey and (general manager) Jon Robinson talked about what they wanted to create here, its panning out with what I was hoping to see, Conklin said. With a run team and pound people and create that M.O. where were going to be physical throughout the whole game. Ive really liked what Ive been able to be a part of.Baltimores Ronnie Stanley, the first lineman taken at sixth overall, has started eight games at left tackle after missing four early in the season due to a foot injury. Detroits Taylor Decker has also started every game at left tackle, while third-round pick Graham Glasgow has become the starting left guard.DEFENSE STILL A RACEDespite missing the first five games due to a holdout and then injury, San Diego defensive lineman Joey Bosa has 5 1-2 sacks, nine tackles for loss and 15 quarterback hits in eight games. But Bosa had a stretch of only half a sack in four games.Atlanta safety Keanu Neal, a first-round pick, leads rookies in tackles (79) despite missing the first two games due to injury. Neal also has four forced fumbles and two tackles for loss.Chicago linebacker Leonard Floyd, who went ninth overall, leads rookies with seven sacks, also has returned a fumble for a touchdown and managed a safety last week against San Francisco.FOUR OTHER ROOKIE STANDOUTSMichael Thomas, WR, New Orleans: The former Ohio State standout and first-round pick leads rookie receivers in receptions (69), yards (831) and touchdowns (seven). Hes having the best rookie season of any Saints WR since Marques Colston in 2006.Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago: The fifth-round pick has been overshadowed by Elliott, but he is 117 yards away from 1,000 and is only the third Chicago rookie to have five 100-yard games.Chris Jones, DT, Chiefs: The second-round pick has developed into an effective pass rusher; Pro Football Focus has him with 31 pressures. He would be getting more attention for defensive honors if he had more than two sacks.Deion Jones, LB, Falcons: The second-round pick is second on the team in tackles with 74 and has quickly become one of the leaders of the defense with signal-calling responsibilities.UNDRAFTED GEMSRobert Kelley, RB, Washington: Kelley has started the past five games and is third among rookies in rushing yards (524).Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DB, Cleveland: He is the only rookie this season with a sack and interception. He also has two picks, including a pick-6 in his debut Week 3 at Miami.DISAPPOINTING STARTSRobert Nkemdiche, DT, Arizona: Two weeks ago, coach Bruce Arians called out Nkemdiche for lack of work ethic and immaturity. It is the second straight year the Cardinals have gotten minimal production from their first-round pick (D.J. Humphries).Laquon Treadwell, WR, Minnesota: The first-round pick has only one reception for 15 yards and has been inactive for three games.Roberto Aguayo, K, Tampa Bay: The second-round pick is 15 of 22 on field goals, the worst percentage of any kicker in the league this season.---AP Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker and Sport Writer Steven Wine contributed.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/joereedy Tom Greene Jersey Store. Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Larry Jordan Jersey Store. 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LOUIS -- Expectations were mild for the 14th starting pitcher used by the Atlanta Braves this season.Roberto Hernandez did enough in his season debut for a team reaching deep into the barrel, and four homers made it look like a rout in the end.He knew it wasnt going to overwhelm him because hes been there before, interim manager Brian Snitker said after a 13-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. He competed and battled, its just exactly what we needed.The 35-year-old Hernandez (1-0), who previously pitched under the name Fausto Carmona, allowed three runs in five-plus innings in his first start since July 19, 2015 with the Astros.Hernandez was starter No. 14 for the Braves, tied with the Reds for most in the majors and one off the franchise record in 1975.Thank goodness I had this opportunity to pitch in the big leagues again, Hernandez said through a translator. It was a wonderful experience.Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia had three-run home runs to give the Braves a 7-2 cushion in the fifth.Carlos Martinez (10-7) surrendered a season-worst seven runs, and his six earned runs matched his season worst. He entered with a 2.99 ERA and had won six of his previous seven decisions.I felt just negative, a little bit of a negative mentality, Martinez said through an interpreter. But I have faith Im going to be able to get back right into it.Ender Inciarte and Matt Kemp each had two-run homers during a six-run ninth that featured a single and two-run double from pinch-hitter Chase dArnaud.I got two knocks in an inning, it was really cool, dArnaud said.Inciarte had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, and Kemps 24th of the season off Jonathan Broxton was his first since a trade from San Diego.Atlanta beat the Cardinals for the first time in five meetings this season. Atlanta is last in the majors with a 40-70 record and 70 homers but has won seven of its last 11.ddddddddddddolten Wong had a pinch-hit homer for St. Louis but grounded out with the bases loaded to end the sixth against Ian Krol.Freeman reached safely all five trips, adding two singles and two walks. Hed been batting just .205 with runners in scoring position before his 19th homer put Atlanta up 4-1 in the third.KEY REPLAYSAtlanta took the lead in the first after challenging a neighborhood play at second base. The Cardinals lost a challenge in the eighth on Tommy Phams run-scoring groundout.You have super slow-mo HD and its still hard to tell, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: C Yadier Molina (bruised finger) was taken out after taking a foul tip that made it tough to grip a bat or throw. Matt Adams pinch hit for him in the eighth and got an RBI double. Leadoff man Matt Carpenter was removed in a double switch in the sixth after coaches detected him holding back on a swing. Both players checked out with no serious injuries. ... LHP Tyler Lyons (right knee) will see a specialist early next week for a stress fracture.ROSTER FODDERThe Braves acquired two prospects, LHP Michael Mader and SS Anfernee Seymour, from the Marlins in exchange for LHP Hunter Cervenka. They filled the roster spot by purchasing the contract of Hernandez from Triple-A Gwinnett.UP NEXTBraves: Mike Foltynewicz hasnt made it through the sixth his last three outings, allowing 14 earned runs in 16 1/3 innings.Cardinals: Adam Wainwright has a 1.99 ERA his last six starts and is 8-2 with a 2.95 ERA against Atlanta, which drafted him in the first round in 2000 and traded him to St. Louis in a deal for J.D. Drew in December 2003. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Luke Kennard scored 24 points and top-ranked Duke beat No. 21 Rhode Island 75-65 on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off title game.The sophomore guard made eight of his 11 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (4-1). Amile Jefferson added 17 points and 15 rebounds.Jared Terrell led Rhode Island (4-1) with 22 points, and Martin Hassan added 15. Duke held Rams star E.C. Matthews to nine points, more than 10 below his season average.NO. 8 VIRGINIA 62, YALE 38CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Marial Shayok scored 15 points and No. 8 Virginia held Yale scoreless for a stretch of nearly 9 minutes in the second half.Freshman Kyle Guy added 12 points for the Cavaliers (3-0), eight during a 16-0 second-half run that turned a 37-33 lead into a rout.Blake Reynolds led Yale (2-1) with 10 points. The Bulldogs arrived averaging 93.5 points, had an early 8-0 burst and then never found any rhythm again. They made only 16 of 48 field goal tries.NO. 19 WEST VIRGINIA 100, NEW HAMPSHIRE 41MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad tied a career-high with 14 points, Nathan Adrian added 12 and West Virginia routed New Hampshire on Sunday.The Mountaineers (3-0) started off a little stale in the opening minutes, trailing the Wildcats (2-2) 4-1 after 1:52, but then went on a 22-2 run over the next 6:30 to take a 23-6 lead.Iba Camera 10 points and 12 rebounds for New Hampshire.NO. 20 IOWA STATE 130, THE CITADEL 63AMES, Iowa -- Monte Morris had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists for the fifth triple-double in Iowa State history and the Cyclones set a program record for points in a game.Naz Mitrou-Long had 26 points for Iowa State (3-0). The Cyclones broke the school record of 129 set against Northeastern Illinois in 1978.Iowa State held the Bulldogs (2-2) -- who entered play averaging a national-best 112.2 points a game -- to 22 in the first half. Quayson Williams had 15 for the Bulldogs.NO. 24 CINCINNATI 71, PENN STATE 50UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Kyle Washington had 16 points and 17 rebounds and Cincinnati beat Penn State 71-50 in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off consolation game.Jacob Evans added 14 points for the Bearcats (3-1). Shep Garner had 20 points for Penn State (2-3). Calgary Flames Pro Shop. The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. Flames Jerseys 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. 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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jameis Winston sliced up a Kansas City defense missing top cornerback Marcus Peters, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held on for a 19-17 victory Sunday that snapped the Chiefs five-game winning streak.Winston threw for 331 yards to help set up four field goals by Roberto Aguayo, and hit tight end Robert Cross for a touchdown with just over 6 minutes left to give the Buccaneers (5-5) a cushion.The Chiefs (7-3) marched swiftly downfield, and Alex Smith hit Albert Wilson with a short touchdown pass with just over 2 minutes left. But their defense couldnt stop Mike Evans on third-and-3 just moments later, and the big wide receivers sixth reception gave the Buccaneers a first down.By the time Kansas City finally forced a punt, there was 8 seconds left in the game.It was the Buccaneers fifth straight win over Kansas City dating to 1993, and it snapped a home winning streak for the Chiefs that dated to a loss to Chicago on Oct. 11, 2015.The Chiefs, who had won 17 of their last 19 regular-season games, were done in by a popgun offense that has repeatedly fizzled in the red zone. They had to settle for a field goal by Cairo Santos on their first trip and Alex Smith threw an interception in the end zone midway through the fourth quarter.Smith was 23 of 30 for 268 yards in another inconsistent performance, while Spencer Ware was bottled up much of the afternoon. The bruising running back finished with just 69 yards rushing.ddddddddddddWINCHESTER PLAYSChiefs long snapper James Winchester played one day after the funeral for his father, Michael, who was shot to death at an Oklahoma City airport on Tuesday. Police believe the elder Winchester, an employee for Southwest Airlines, was gunned down in retaliation for losing his own airline job.HOUSTON RETURNSChiefs linebacker Justin Houston made his season debut , though he hardly factored into the game. The four-time Pro Bowl pick has been out after surgery in February to repair the ACL in his left knee.INJURIESBuccaneers: Starting cornerback Brent Grimes left in the first half with a quad injury and did not return. Backup offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk left with a knee injury.Chiefs: Outside linebacker Dee Ford, the NFL sack leader with 10 coming in, did not play in the second half with a hamstring injury. 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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor says he was never told by doctors during his 13-year career that he had suffered a fractured collarbone and injuries in each shoulder.Taylor said on his official Twitter account Wednesday morning that he underwent a full orthopedic exam in Chicago last week, and 11 MRIs and 12 X-rays revealed that he had partially torn labrums in each shoulder and at one point suffered a fractured clavicle.Taylor tweeted that the doctors he was referred to by the NFL never informed him of those injuries.A phone message left for Taylor has not yet been returned.Taylor also said via Twitter that he was releasing this information to let people know what NFL players deal with in terms of injuries as well as to illuminate what he called shady practices.The Jaguars selected Taylor with the ninth overall pick in 1998, and he went on to become the franchises all-time leading rusher (11,271 yards). He still holds 15 career, single-season and single-game records -- including the only 200-yard rushing game in team history (234 yards against Pittsburgh in 2000) -- and was inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars in 2012.Taylor is employed by the Jaguars, providing pregame analysis via the stadiums video boards.He played 11 seasons for the Jaguars (1998-2008) before spending two seasons with New England. His 11,695 career rushing yards ranks 16th in NFL history. Stitched Stars Jerseys.Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Dallas Stars Gear. The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. https://www.cheapstarsonline.com/. -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. Custom Dallas Stars Jerseys. At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. Dallas Stars Shirts.C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Wyatt Walker scored 16 points and pulled down 16 rebounds and Samford won a 66-53 defensive battle over Campbell on Monday night.Neither team shot the ball particularly well. Samford managed just 38.9 percent from the field and 6 of 19 from long range while Campbell struggled to a 30.6 percent night from the field and 6 of 28 from 3. But the Bulldogs (2-1) held a nine point advantage at the free throw line (18-9) and held a 49-34 lead on the glass.Demetrius Deenzel-Dyson finished with 13 points and Christen Cunningham added 10 for Samford.dddddddddddd.Chris Clemons led all scorers with 23 points for Campbell (1-3). Marcus Birk finished with 10 for the Fighting Camels.Samford trailed until late in the first half, when a Denzel-Dyson 3 gave the Bulldogs a 14-12 lead which they lengthened to 28-19 at the break. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR:Turn 1: Its the final chapter of Tony Stewarts career. How will he be remembered?Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: Tony will be remembered as a wheel man, which translates to being able to drive anything, anywhere really, really fast. He will also be remembered as a bit of a mystery as it relates to his volatile personality. There are times when he demonstrates the highest form of intolerance for any and all. There are other times when he demonstrates deep concern, giving and compassion. He strikes me as someone who wakes up one morning communicating, I am who I am; you dont like it, tough! Wakes up the next day wanting the world to realize he is a pretty good guy. This I know for certain: Tony Stewart will be remembered as one of a kind.Someone takes this fair stuff pretty serious!!! @TonyStewart pic.twitter.com/46FKQPVqnL- Tony Gibson (@TonyOldman41) September 15, 2016Ryan McGee, ESPN.com: Among race fans, hell be remembered as the last gasp of the old school, the last of the beloved cranky a--h----. Thats a compliment. Thats a group that includes A.J. Foyt and Dale Earnhardt. You knew that you couldnt throw one by them and you knew that they couldve taken any type of car on any type track -- including your car on your track -- and figured out a way to beat you with it. Among non-race fans and among a lot of short-track fans, hell be remembered for that night at Canandaigua, and he knows that. I think thats part of why hell throw himself back into that industry that he loves so much once he has the time.John Oreovicz, ESPN.com: A lot of different ways. Its well documented that Stewart has a heart of gold and he plays well with fans. But when it comes to his fellow drivers and the media, hes a classic bully. I certainly respect much of what Stewart accomplished on the track in his career -- hes the rare modern-era driver who has done it all and done it well. Yet I believe he will be remembered more for his unpleasant behavior off the track -- the tantrums override the talent.Bob Pockrass, ESPN.com: As a person who loved motorsports to its core and had an impact on anyone who races stock cars or sprint cars or late models or Modifieds. He believes theres a way motorsports should operate in every way at every level, and when it doesnt happen, its hard for him to accept that, on or off the track. And FYI, the career will continue -- just not in a Sprint Cup car.Turn 2: Which Chevrolet driver has the best shot to win the title?Craven: Without question, Kevin Harvick. Whats interesting is Chevrolet has eight cars in the Chase -- half the field. But only Harvick demonstrates week in and week out the ability to match the Toyota drivers. Thats because Harvick is an outstanding talent that only in the past three seasons has been acknowledged as such. Kyle Larson would be an excellent dark horse pick. He has the speed -- but probably not the experience -- to go all the way. Harvick has both.McGee: Kevin Harvick. I think momentum counts when heading into the postseason and he has a ton of it. His pep talk seems to have worked with his crew. And no one has more experience in this final four format than Happy.Oreovicz: Kyle Larson. The journey to his first Cup Series win was longer and more frustrating than he or anyone else expected, but it was worth the wait. Freed from that burden, were already seeing that the best is yet to come from this young man, and Chip Ganassi will not be satisfied until he adds a Cup Series title to his many IndyCar championships. With Larson, hes got a guy whos capable of doing that -- if not this year, than in the near future.Pockrass: Kevin Harvick. He is the only one with consistent enough speed to match the Toyotas on a weekly basis. He also has won the championship before in the elimination format. If anything, hes focused.Turn 3: Which Ford driver has the best shot to win the title?Craven: Probably Brad Keselowski. But Im not confident there will be room for a Ford in Miamis final four. The numbers simply arent adding up.McGee: Brad Keselowski. His teammate, Joey Logano, has run better over the month, but Keselowski has shown he can be consistent and win races. Hes won four times. History says that you have to reach Victory Lane to win this thing, and no one has done it more this season than Brad.Oreovicz: Brad Keselowski. You could say its pretty much a toss-up between Kez and Logano, but Brad has put together a more consistent season and is the Ford driver who looks most likely to win on a weekly basis.Pockrass: Brad Keselowski. He has found a way to win more often this year than Logano. Keselowskis win at Las Vegas shows its possible at an intermediate track under the 2016 rules package for a Ford to win. Or was possible.?Turn 4: Which Toyota driver has the best shot to win the title?Craven: Kyle Busch has the least amount of pressure as the defending champ and he is the favorite in my mind. Denny Hamlin is the one who could upset the apple cart, so to speak. His qualifying this year has been ridiculous. He has 24 consecutive top-10 starts, and 12th being his worst all year. Qualifying well is critical, because it establishes the tone for the weekend and creates momentum for the team.McGee: Martin Truex Jr. Based on everything I just said about Keselowski I should have picked Kyle Busch, right? Well, I mentioned momentum in regards to Harvick and Truex has every bit as much momentum as anyone. Yes, his luck has been awful this year, but even with that he stayed top 10 in points all season and earned a dozen top-10s. And I think theres something to be said about using up that bad luck in the spring and summer.Oreovicz: Kyle Busch. Hes the driver with the most talent within Joe Gibbs Racing and the one most likely to come through to score a race win when it really matters. Matt Kenseth should be strong too, but a bigger threat within the Toyota camp is Martin Truex Jr. in the Furniture Row Racing car. With JGR equipment and rising star crew chief Cole Pearn calling the shots, Truex has to be considered a favorite to make the final four at Homestead for the second year in a row.Pockrass: Carl Edwards. The Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. teams seem prone to too many mistakes. Matt Kenseth hasnt been as strong as his teammates. 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This week, Cleveland.Tight end Rob Gronkowski agreed with his coachs assessment, with one caveat.Its just like any other week, except Toms back at quarterback, baby, he said.After a quiet first two days since the expiration of his Deflategate suspension, Brady and the Patriots returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time to begin preparations for the Browns.Though banned from the Patriots facilities during his suspension, Brady was allowed to workout with personal trainer Alex Guerrero and kept busy throwing passes with former Patriots receiver Wes Welker.But it remains unclear just how game ready he is, and how much rust he needs to peel away prior to Sundays trip to Cleveland.After missing the preseason opener to attend a memorial service, and then accidentally cutting his thumb prior to the second preseason game, Brady had limited reps with new additions like Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan. The same was true with Gronkowski, who didnt dress for any preseason games and was limited by an ongoing hamstring injury.Weve been practicing with Tom for a while now. So weve got to go out and do what weve done since the first day Ive been here, Gronkowski said. We just gotta go out there and work hard. I dont see why things are gonna change just like that. We had all camp. We just gotta focus on the Browns, prepare for the Browns and do what we gotta do as an offense.Danny Amendola said the first successful completion Brady made with him since his return came in the form of a big hug.ddddddddddddAs for what happens between now and Sunday, he expects that will take care of itself.I know hes been working hard wherever hes been. Thats no secret to me, and its every day for him, Amdendola said. Im sure it will all come natural for him.Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels thinks that simply being around teammates and following their normal routine would go a long way in getting the 39-year-old quarterback back up to speed.I think experience helps any player. If theyre injured or what have you, they come back, or if they miss some time for whatever reason, McDaniels said. But I also think theres an acclimation period in the game of football thats hard to simulate unless youre playing football.Brady may not have to be at peak shape against a Browns defense that is yielding 28.8 points per game -- ranking 27th in the NFL.Brady has also had lots of success against Cleveland, having won five of his six career starts against the Browns, while racking up seven career 400-yard passing efforts.That includes the last meeting between the teams in 2013 in which Brady passed for 418 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard strike to Amendola with 31 seconds remaining that proved to be the game winner.This game is on the road, but Amendola anticipates seeing a giddier quarterback than usual.Hes gonna be juiced up. Were all gonna be ready, were all gonna be juiced up, he said. Were gonna have a lot of good energy out there. 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The relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg was supposed to be mellowing, it was supposed to be getting easier to manage. Sure, the collision at this years Spanish Grand Prix was a disaster from a sporting perspective -- a one-two finish thrown away -- but the maturity shown in the aftermath represented progress, did it not? Despite the high-speed collision, there was barely a misplaced word to the media and a remarkable gesture of goodwill followed at the next round in Monaco as Rosberg moved over to let Hamilton pass.So what on earth happened in Austria?On the final lap of a rollercoaster race weekend for both drivers the illusion slipped and revealed the raw egoistic ambition of two top level racing drivers fighting for the ultimate prize in their sport. That ambition had never gone away but recently both drivers, especially Rosberg, had done a better job at concealing it. In Austria it was laid bare for all to see, and with it the problem Mercedes faces in managing its drivers.Team orders are on the table, but theres the potential for them to do more harm than good to the Mercedes brand. On the one hand the team has a duty to the sport to let its drivers fight for the title, but on the other it is fed up of its two best-paid employees undoing the hard work of 1,500 others. Team orders can come in many forms and it is unlikely we will see the drivers being told to hold position after the final pit stop, or worse, after the first corner. More likely is a return to identical strategies for both cars, making it harder for one to attack the other in normal conditions.In the immediate future, Thursdays press conferences will be fascinating. The stewards and most pundits blamed Rosberg? for the collision, but he is unlikely to roll over and accept that. Following the stewards decision on Sunday he logged on to Facebook Live and repeated -- almost word for word -- his version of events, in which he claimed he was simply using the full width of the track to defend his position.Either driver admitting they made a mistake would undoubtedly ease relations at Mercedes, but its hard to imagine that happening. Instead, Mercedes must balance the two egos of its drivers in public this weekend, while making sure any ill feeling does not trickle down to the rest of the team. Its an unenviable task, but one that will be fascinating to watch from afar.In need of a podiumOne of the biggest surprises of the Austrian Grand Prix was how Max Verstappen managed to outperform Daniel Ricciardo in the race. Once he was ahead of his more experienced teammate, he pulled away from him and was rewarded with the second podium finish of his five-race Red Bull career. By comparison Ricciardo has had an unhealthy dose of bad luck and scored just one podium. As an overall package, few would disagree that the more experienced Ricciardo is the better all-rounder, but he stiill needs to prove it with results.dddddddddddd.In need of pointsRomain Grosjeans return to the points in Austria was proof that Haas is slowly recovering its early-season form. The competitiveness of the car at any given track is still delicate, but the Frenchmans seventh place proved that in the right circumstances with the right tyres points are still very possible. As a result, Esteban Gutierrez must step up and take his first points of the season as soon as possible. On three occasions he has finished one place outside the points-paying positions, but to secure his future at the team he needs to move off zero.WeatherUnsurprisingly, rain is expected over the Silverstone weekend, but the question is when and where it will fall. Light rain is expected on Friday morning and again on Sunday morning, but anybody who has visited Silverstone will know how fickle a forecast can be. Saturday is likely to be the hottest day, with temperatures reaching 23C, but it is expected to dip back under 20C for Sundays race.BettingLewis Hamilton has odds of 1/1 to win his home race while Nico Rosberg is 2/1, making the latter the obvious choice for a bet on Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel is 13/2 in the Ferrari while teammate Kimi Raikkonen is 25/1. A Red Bull victory carries odds of 14/1 for both drivers, but perhaps a more tempting is Felipe Massa at 10/1 for a podium in the Williams.A lap with ... Romain GrosjeanYou start off on the new main pit straight before taking the first turn flat out. Then you come into two hairpins. The first one is more open than the second one, and the second you really want to go for as early as you can. 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Crew battles have settled regional rivalries throughout Super Smash Bros. Melees history, and this weekend the northern California scene is looking to restore its good name. Michigan Smash major The Big House 6 on Oct. 7-9 will run its second annual regional crew battle tournament, featuring eight crews from the US as well as Canada and Europe.A crew battle is a competition between two teams of five players each where players take turns playing one vs. one matches. The winner of a match carries over his remaining stocks, or lives, to play the next person on the other crew. The process is repeated until a team runs out of players. The team with players remaining is deemed the winner.In recent years, NorCal has established itself as one of the strongest regions in the world, featuring players such as DaJuan Shroomed McDaniel and Zachary SFAT Cordoni along with a slew of players that routinely finish in the final brackets of majors. Despite their talent, they failed to live up to high expectations at last years crew exhibitions by losing in the first round to Canadas crew.Team NorCal started strong, gaining a three stock lead as Roustane Kage Benzeguir was the only player left for Canada. Kage needed to take a total of seven stocks, including four of Shroomeds stocks, to advance into the next round. The circumstances looked grim, but Kage stepped up to the challenge as he defeated Kyle dizzkidboogie Athaydes Ice Climbers and then proceeded to dismantle Shroomed in embarrassing fashion to steal the victory. Cheers roared as a fan proudly waved a Canadian flag in the crowd and NorCal drifted away with their heads down.A Year of RedemptionA year later, NorCal seeks redemption after that disappointing first-round exit. Fortunately, they come with a much stronger five-man lineup as Kevin PewPewU Toy and Michael Nintendude Brancato join the likes of dizzkidboogie, Shroomed, and SFAT. Although NorCal had a large pool of players to choose from, they included two Ice Climbers players to take advantage of the no stage bans rule, giving them a strong counter-pick on Final Destination. Not everyone agrees with their lineup decision, but, as SFAT explained, I feel that our core four players, PewPewU, Nintendude, Shroomed, and myself, are the strongest and Kyle has improved so much over the past year and has proven himself with his crew battle performances at Shine 2016.More importantly, SFAT felt that PewPewU was the missing ingredient from last years crew. SFAT remarked, Unfortunately, PewPewU couldnt make it last year to The Big House 5, but hes our glue guy and makes sure that we are mentally positive. When I play with him in doubles, hes always the player that keeps our heads in the game. We didnt have the right mindset for last years crews and I felt that was a big reason why we lost.With a lineup that has four top-20 level players, team NorCal comes in very confident. Crews such as SoCal, Florida, and Europe also come in with stacked five-man lineups which would give any competition some pause for thought. SFAT gave his assessment: I believe that Europe looks a little weak and Im most scared of Florida, but we have the pieces to beat any team as long as we make the right decisions in our-counter picks.It will be a tall order for NorCal to defeat Florida, which has Evolution Championship Series 2016 champion Juan Hungrybox Debiedma, fellow Melee god Jason Mew2King Zimmerman and Justin Plup McGrath. SoCal is also fearsome, with god Joseph Mango Marquez along with an all-star lineup of top-20 players. Europe offers its finest in god Adam Armada Lindgren and potentially William Leffen Hjelte. 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From scientists, philanthropists and public servants to activists, athletes and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.That guy from Space Jam can add this distinguished medal to his trophy case along with his six NBA championship rings, two Olympic gold medals and all the other basketball accolades he earned during his Hall of Fame career.-- Paul Salda?a Air Force 1 Sp Italia. -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No. Air Force 1 Alte Just Do It. The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. 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MILAN -- Spain will be out for revenge when it plays old rival Italy in Turin on Thursday in the standout qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup.Italy beat Spain 2-0 in the round of 16 at the European Championship to end its bid for a third consecutive continental title.A lot has changed for both teams since then, but Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci believes the Azzurri need to have that same spirit if they are to pull off a similar feat on home soil.Were playing a different Spain to the one at Euro 2016, Bonucci said on Tuesday. They want revenge and have new motivations.They are still favorites. They have the worlds best players in every department. To upset the odds we will have to play with high-intensity, like we did in Paris, and be clinical in front of goal.Both teams changed their coaches at the end of Euro 2016. The Italy defeat marked the end of Vicente del Bosques long and successful stint as Spains manager, with Julen Lopetegui tasked with rejuvenating a team that won the 2010 World Cup and 2008 and 2012 European Championships.Gian Piero Ventura replaced Antonio Conte, who left for Chelsea after Italys quarterfinal exit to Germany.Spain forward Jose Callejon was recalled to the squad for the first time since his only two appearances for the national side in November 2014 and the Napoli star has an added motivation.It will be special because besides (playing against Italy) the match will be at Juves stadium and the main rivalry we have at Napoli is against Juve, he said.Both teams won their opening qualifiers in Group G, with Italy winning 3-1 in Israel and Spain crushing Lichtenstein 8-0. Italy will be without a crucial member of its Juventus trio of defenders as Giorgio Chiellini is suspended following his red card against Israel.Italy visits Macedonia on Sunday, when Spain travels to Albania, which also won its opening qualifier.Here is a look at some of the other teams bidding to reach Russia in 2018:---ENGLANDAfter a tumultuous week, England is turning its attention to matters on the pitch rather than off it.Coach Sam Allardyces contract was terminated last week after just one game and 67 days in the position. A British newspaper investigation showed Allardyce appearing to offer advice to fake businessmen on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice, and also negotiating a 400,000 pound ($519,000) public-speaking contract.Gareth Southgate, who has been promoted from the under-21 setup until at least November, will be in charge when England hosts Malta at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and away at Slovenia three days later.We need to build on the three points we won in the last game (against Slovakia), and the other side of it isnt our issue, its nothing ffor us to be concerned about, England captain Wayne Rooney said.ddddddddddddAs a group of players we need to stick together and concentrate on the football. For the FA Im sure it has been a tough couple of weeks but for the players weve been with our clubs and we have to focus on the games.Scotland also has three points in Group F after winning 5-1 in Malta. It hosts Lithuania before travelling to Slovakia.---GERMANYJoachim Loew is giving his players time to recover from intensive weeks with their respective clubs and will only start working with the side on Wednesday ahead of Saturdays game against the Czech Republic.The short preparation time is unusual but absolutely necessary according to Loew, who feels footballers are playing too many games.Weve reached the limits in sport -- physically and mentally, Loew told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper. We need to be clear that the quality will suffer in the long run.World champion Germany leads Group C after winning 3-0 in Norway. It also hosts Northern Ireland Tuesday.---FRANCEIt has been a big week for one of Frances rising stars as Presenel Kimpembe has gone from playing in Paris Saint-Germains reserve team to earning a debut call-up to the national side.Kimpembe, who is regarded as one of the most promising young talents in France, has made just 13 top flight appearances and the defender played in PSGs B team at the weekend but was called up on Monday as a replacement for the injured Eliaquim Mangala.Its a great joy, its the country, everyone behind us, the 21-year-old said on Tuesday. It shocked me ... Ive been following the France team since I was really young and to be there today is an enormous happiness. I still dont realize it now really but I will do when I see everyone and start training.France, which was runner up at Euro 2016, drew its Group A opener away to Belarus. It hosts Bulgaria before an away match against the Netherlands.---PORTUGALThe European champion also had a disappointing start to its qualifying campaign as, without star player Cristiano Ronaldo, it lost 2-0 in Switzerland.Portugal wont be too concerned though as it also lost its opening qualifier for Euro 2016 without Ronaldo, at home to Albania, and went on to win the rest of its matches -- and the tournament.Moreover, it next faces two of European footballs smaller teams in the Faeroe Islands and Andorra.The squad is stronger because it has Cristiano, but mostly because the other players have more minutes, longer work, more training under their belts. This was one of the problems against Switzerland, coach Fernando Santos said. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '