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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Speaking about a former teammate who had just ended her season Sunday, Monica Abbott described Chicago Bandits veteran Danielle Zymkowitz as a rallier.As in, one who rallies those around her.The qualities Abbott was talking about make the longest-serving player on the Chicago roster -- now in her sixth season in a league when making it half that long makes a player grizzled -- an important part of the culture of a franchise that annually punches above its supposed weight.She has been there before. The Bandits have been there before.And it is a franchise that is at it again after its 11-5 win against the top-seeded USSSA Pride leveled the best-of-three National Pro Fastpitch championship series and set up a winner-take-all finale in a softball rivalry every bit as special as that between the United States and Japan or Arizona and UCLA.What Zymkowitz began with a bloop single over the head of the shortstop in the bottom of the fourth inning, veteran teammate Brittany Cervantes completed with a much longer but no less arcing home run off the light pole in left field in the sixth inning. From the brink of elimination, the Bandits won by scoring more runs than any team scored against the Pride this season.The Bandits finished the regular season with a losing record, a rarity for them. They werent supposed to win a semifinal series against the ScrapYard Dawgs, the team that signed away Abbott this spring. But here the Bandits are on level footing with the Pride with one game left in the season, the same two teams left to settle a championship for the sixth time in the past seven years.You asked who would we rather face, the Prides Megan Wiggins said. In all honesty I would have rather faced ScrapYard because I know the type of team [the Bandits] are. It doesnt matter the opponent that theyre playing, it doesnt matter the pitcher that theyre facing.She should know. She was the thorn in the Prides side when she played for the Bandits.For the fourth time in as many postseason games, the Bandits scored first. With one out in the bottom of the third inning, Taylor Edwards drilled a pitch deep into the Tuscaloosa night for a home run. If the lead was familiar territory to the Bandits, it was unfamiliar to the Pride, their first deficit of the playoffs. It didnt seem to bother the best lineup in the league. The Pride rallied for two runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead.But instead of the beginning of the end for the team that presumably needed every break to fall its way, the Bandits made it the beginning of the fun. They answered the Prides runs with five of their own in the bottom of the fourth inning, Zymkowitzs bloop preceding, in due time, Jill Barretts three-run home run that pushed the lead to 6-2.The Pride answered again in the top of the fifth inning to cut the lead to 6-5. And again the Bandits answered in kind. Zymkowitz lined a double in the bottom of the inning that was the first step toward two more runs and an 8-5 lead. This time the see-saw never budged. The Pride went quietly in the top of the sixth inning, and Cervantes three-run home run in the bottom of that inning provided the exclamation mark.The Pride lineup Monday night included hitters ranked first, sixth, eighth and 15th in NCAA career home runs. That list didnt even include former Olympian Kelly Kretschman, the NPF MVP this season. Or Wiggins, a former MVP and an all-league selection the past six seasons who made the rich richer when she moved.In Zymkowitz and Cervantes, the Bandits lineup had at its heart two veterans who went undrafted and made the team by way of open tryouts in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Coach Michael Steuerwald said 45 players might show up for those annual tryouts, more than half of them former Division I players. Out of that mass, the team might find one or two who could help.No team more consistently finds talent that others overlooked, Zymkowitz and Cervantes the descendants of former finds like Amber Patton and Tammy Williams. And the former pair may, in turn, hand over that mantle to the likes of Megan Blank, the former Iowa standout who signed with the Bandits out of a tryout a year ago and had two hits and an RBI in Mondays game.I think everyone knows the level of talent across the country is incredible, Steuerwald said. Theres girls that arent playing in this league that could be and should be. And hopefully they have more opportunities as years come along. But for us, its a huge thing. We look at players that might not be drafted. For Cerv, [Kentucky] sent up film of her and we said Hey, can we get her to tryouts. The story isnt always exactly the same -- rookie pitcher Shelby Turnier, so poised in relief in both this game and the elimination game a day earlier against ScrapYard, was a prized second-round pick, as was starting pitcher Michelle Gascoigne in 2014. Barrett was a fourth-round find, but it was Akron that found her. The Bandits paid a first-round price to acquire her last fall.But the essence of the Bandits is in stories like those of Cervantes and Zymkowitz. Always in the shadow of the Pride, the Bandits perpetually play with something to prove. The entire first round that was selected in the 2012 draft is now out of the league. Cervantes has another game to play Tuesday.Cervantes played sparingly as a rookie in 2012. She recorded just 50 at-bats and eight hits for the summer. But the talent that made her one of the best run producers in the SEC matured in the professional game. She was the NPF offensive player of the year a season ago and ranks fourth in the league in on-base percentage this season. She is one of the best hitters in the world and has looked the part here with eight hits in five postseason games.After our final game [at Kentucky], I knew I wasnt done yet, Cervantes said. Even though I knew I wasnt playing [as an NPF rookie], I knew I was getting better, just by watching the people above me, like Vicky Galindo, Tammy, Amber, Shannon [Doepking] and Monica. Everybody was still helping me become a better player. Its fun to see the hard work kind of pay off.She and the Bandits manage a difficult balancing act, playing with a chip on their shoulders without seeming churlish. She used the word fun, and that genuinely seems to describe them. Steuerwald said this particular group was the most fun he has been around in Chicago -- even when it wasnt winning or playing particularly well early this year.But there is also an edge to them. Cervantes said the bat flip that followed a Wiggins home run in the opening game of the title series wasnt a source of motivation, but she made clear that there was some extra motivation stoking a rivalry that already burned hot.So often, too often and too easily, the lament is offered about womens sports that there arent enough upsets, there isnt enough parity. It is too often Serena Williams or the Connecticut womens basketball team marching to titles.The naysayers should take the time to watch the finale in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday night.There will be a great team that should win. There will be another team that believes it will win.And which team does is anyones guess. Like any real rivalry.Some of our vets have played in three, four championship series now, so theyre not scared of the situation, Steuerwald said. 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Nick Holden Jersey.Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One day after Thanksgiving, Nashvilles forwards were thankful for Mike Fishers generosity.Colin Wilson and Ryan Johansen scored twice, Fisher added three assists and Nashville beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Friday night.James Neal also scored and Pekka Rinne made 22 saves for Nashville, winners of three straight. The Predators continued their home dominance, improving to 8-1-1.Right now, I think our guys are doing a good job defensively, and because of that, good things are happening offensively, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. Were getting out of our end, were making good decisions through the neutral zone, that allows us to play in the offensive zone.Wilson snapped a 12 game goal drought.Tonight I was just going back door and Fish was finding me, so Im thankful for that, Wilson said. He was making great plays. When he is seeing the ice like that and you know that a player is on, it is nice to be playing with. You know if you get to an area, hes going to get it to you.Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg. The Jets concluded their five-game trip, losing all five games. They scored just six goals and allowed 20 on the trip.When things start snowballing, sometimes its tough to reverse course, Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. I think we just kind of have our game in neutral right now. Weve got to kick it into overdrive.Byfuglien opened the scoring with 5:14 remaining in the opening period. His wrist shot from the right point deflected off of Wilsons stick and beat Rinne high to the glove side. After getting his skate tangled with Fisher, Rinne fell forward as the puck sailed over his shoulder.Wilson tied it at 5:39 of the second. Fisher had the puck on the right boards near the faceoff circle and sent a pass to Wilson in front, where he had an easy tap-in for his third of the season. The three assists equaled a career high for Nashvilles captain.Were just going to have to play fairly close to perfect mentally, Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said. That first goal that we gave up, weve got two gguys behind the net.dddddddddddd We just cant. We dont have that margin for error right now.Johansen followed 1:08 later on the power play.Fisher sent a pass from the right faceoff dot to Johansen at the left dot, where he beat goalie Connor Hellebuyck with a one-timer. Hellebuyck finished with 25 saves.Rinnes toughest stop came against fellow Finn Patrik Laine at 9:29 of the second. Rinne was able to kick away Laines snap shot from the right side.He has such a great shot, Rinne said of his World Cup teammate. That was his only chance tonight. They didnt have much to be honest with you. We played a solid game.Neal made it 3-1 with 2:06 remaining in the second on the power play.With 2 seconds remaining in major boarding penalty assessed to Winnipegs Brandon Tanev, Neals wrist shot from the left faceoff dot sailed toward the Jets net. In the slot, Jets defenseman Mark Stuart tried to swat the puck out of midair, but tipped it over Hellebuycks shoulder and into the net.Neal did not return to the ice following the second period. The team announced the he was out with an upper-body injury.Tanevs penalty was committed against Nashvilles Colton Sissons, who did not return to the game following the hit.Laviolette did not have an update on Neal or Sissons following the game.Wilson scored his second of the game at 2:13 of the third and Johansen struck again at 8:15.Game notes Predators D Ryan Ellis missed the game with an upper-body injury. He was replaced by Anthony Bitetto, who missed Nashvilles last 18 games with an upper-body injury sustained in the season opener. ... Nashville has scored at least one power-play goal in each of its last four games. ... The Jets are 3-12-1 when trailing after two periods this season. ... The Jets have allowed 32 goals in the second period this season while scoring just 14 of their own in the middle frame.UP NEXT: The teams will meet again Sunday in Winnipeg. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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MILAN, Italy -- AC Milan has signed defender Matias Silvestre on loan from city rival Inter. Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed the two clubs had reached an agreement on Tuesday for the 28-year-old Argentine. Details of the loan period were not immediately available. Silvestre has failed to impress at Inter since arriving from Palermo last season. Milan, which also has the right to buy the defender, made the move for Silvestre following the news that Daniele Bonera has been ruled out for up to three months with a broken kneecap. Puma Rihanna Wit. Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. Puma Rihanna Bordeaux. 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Steve Hansen says hes desperate not to lose the Bledisloe Cup on his watch before he signs off after Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, kicks back and toasts semi-retirement with a Canterbury Draught watching New Zealand go about their business.To the average Australian rugby supporter, it is a painful prospect to consider. But it also reflects the All Blacks determination to maintain their Bledisloe stranglehold for many years to come. And if Australian rugby is being serious, regaining the Cup in 2020 may in itself be a pipe dream such is the scope of the problem hamstringing the game this side of the Tasman: player depth.In Wellington on Saturday, the All Blacks were effectively down to their fifth-string inside centre in Anton Lienert-Brown; Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty, Charlie Ngatai and George Moala were on the injured list, yet Lienert-Brown slotted in with ease and made an impressive debut.The Wallabies, on the other hand, were forced to shift regular fly-half Bernard Foley to No. 12 following injuries to Matt Giteau and Matt Toomua, and that suffered by Kurtley Beale earlier in the year.One spot further out, Samu Kerevi endured a tough night after being called in for the desperately out-of-form Tevita Kuridrani while Adam Ashley-Coopers head knock added to the problems on the wings. After a strong debut series against England, Dane Haylett-Petty has been isolated and destroyed in defence by the All Blacks.There are similar problems in the pack without getting into specifics, although a fifth different lock combination in five Test matches highlights the issues the Wallabies have in the second row.And then there is the ongoing issue of the huge money on offer in European and Japanese rugby.It makes for depressing reading, particularly when compared with New Zealands embarrassment of riches, a seemingly always-overflowing pit of talent that could see the Highlanders Matt Faddes or Chiefs James Lowe step in out wide, the diminutive Brad Weber offer cover as the fourth-string scrum-half, and Elliot Dixon or Brad Shields provide options in the back-row.And the list goes on, right down through to generation-next, where you find a player such as Jordie Barrett. Sound like youve heard that name before? Thats because hes Beaudens brother.On Sunday afternoon, 19-year-old Jordie registered a lazy 225 points playing for Canterbury alongside another of the Barrett boys -- Scott -- in the Mitre 10 Cup.dddddddddddd. And therein lies New Zealands great advantage: a long-established and highly competitive third-tier.The Mitre 10 Cup has, under various banners, been around since 1976, affordeding New Zealanders from all parts of the country the chance to play quality rugby while representing their region. Add to that the Ranfurly Shield -- of which there was a superb challenge in Hamilton on Saturday -- and the strength of the pillar beneath Super Rugby in New Zealand becomes abundantly clear.Meanwhile in Australia, the Australian Rugby Union is playing catch-up with the National Rugby Championship which kicked off for just its third season at the weekend.Set up -- rightly or wrongly depending on who you talk to along the east coast -- by the ARU to help to close the gap between club rugby and Super Rugby, Australian rugby and New Zealand rugby, the quality of play in the NRC is some way short of that in the Mitre 10 Cup. And while Australia saw the first NRC-grown Wallaby in Reece Hodge on Saturday, its going to take some before that becomes the norm rather than the exception. Just as there should have been, there was widespread debate about the long-term planning and health of Australian rugby following the Wallabies 42-8 loss to the All Blacks in Sydney.Former Wallabies forward Peter Fitzsimons wrote in support of clubland, and the wonderful afternoon at the Shute Shield final -- covered for ESPN by Greg Growden - while Brett Papworth followed a similar path but decided to take aim at the ARUs top-level spending which was supposed to make us a rugby superpower.Both Fitzsimmons and Papworth made valid points and identified greater problems within Australian rugby, that in one way or another relate to the Wallabies most pressing problem: player depth.And thats exactly why, with this weekend off, Hansen will probably take a moment to stop, smile and take in some Mitre 10 Cup action all the while knowing the competition will continue to foster the talent he needs to retain the Bledisloe through to 2020.For Australia, 2030 might well be a more attainable Bledisloe brief. 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After taking the lead in the second quarter, the Browns were shutout by the Ravens number two ranked defence, and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco added three second-half touchdowns to give his side their fifth win of the season. The worst team ever? The 2016 Cleveland Browns are 0-10, but how do they compare to the worst of all time? In 140 Characters... History repeats itself as Ravens comeback to beat Browns. Cleveland open season with 10 losses for first time in franchise history.MVPBaltimore captain C.J Mosley led the team in tackles with five, as the defence contained Cleveland to just 33 yards rushing. It was the linebacker who, when they met in week two, made a fourth-quarter interception to win the game. Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley had another good game as the Ravens improve to 5-4 Game-changerThe benching of quarterback Cody Kessler didnt change the game for the positive tonight, but it may affect the rookies confidence for the rest of the season.Head coach Hue Jackson said he needed a spark, but the timing seemed odd with the Browns less than a score down. The spark never came, and Josh McCowns showing did nothing to improve the fortunes of this franchise. Josh McCown was brought in to create Stat of the night119 - Since the start of his career, Kessler has thrown just one interception, in week four against Washington. Since then, the QB has gone 119 passes without a pick. McCown registered two within just eight pass attempts after coming on tonight. Graves predictions v Panthers This week Sky Sports News HQ reporter Richard Graves takes on our resident Carolina Panthers fan. Scoring Summary 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter CLE 0-3 BAL FG - J. Tucker 25 yd CLE 7-3 BAL TD - S. DeValve 25 yd pass - C. 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However, they took the lead on their first drive of the second half, Darren Waller completing a 64-yard drive to give Flacco his mannequin challenge opportunity. Quarterback Joe Flacco showed off his mannequin challenge attempt after a touchdown pass to Darren Waller Rookie QB Kessler was benched following a three and out, but veteran McCown failed to improve the Browns fortunes, throwing an interception on his first drive. Steve Smith added an 11-yard touchdown score, before McCown threw another interception to Ravens safety Eric Weddle, who returned the pick for 38 yards. This time Flacco took advantage of the poor throw, driving downfield before a 27-yard touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman sealed the game. Wide receiver Breshad Perriman scored the games third touchdown, putting the game beyond Cleveland It was a tough loss to take for Browns head coach Hue Jackson, who saw his team give up 25 points to the Ravens in week two. 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ATLANTA -- R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer.Dickey said he knew the Braves would be a good fit after meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, with a group that included manager Brian Snitker, general manager John Coppolella and two Hall of Famers -- former manager Bobby Cox and knuckleballer Phil Niekro.I had a great feeling then there was great hope I would be able to join the organization, Dickey said Thursday after agreeing to a one-year contract with an $8 million guarantee.He considers Niekro to be part of the Jedi council of knuckleballers who influenced his career.Phil and I have a good relationship, Dickey said. I consider him a friend. We filmed a documentary together.He gets a $7.5 million salary next year, and the Braves have an $8 million option for 2018 with a $500,000 buyout. The deal for the 42-year-old right-hander, the first of the 157 free agents to switch teams this offseason, is subject to a successful physical, tentatively planned for late next week.Dickey said he had the Braves near the top of a short list of prospective teams. He noted the short travel distance -- 3 hours, 15 minutes from doorstep to doorstep -- from his home to Atlanta was a big factor.Ive grown up a Braves fan and have always admired the organization, Dickey said.Dickey said having four children ages 14 and younger kept retirement an option if he did not find interest from the right team.Dickey had a career-high 20 wins and won the NL Cy Young in 2012, his final season with the New York Mets. 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WASHINGTON -- Kelly Oubre Jr. is rewarding Wizards coach Scott Brooks decision to use him late in games.Oubre scored a career-high 19 points to go with nine rebounds and three steals in Washingtons 110-105 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.For the second game in a row, Oubre played with the starters late. Trailing 100-95, the smaller unit reeled off an 11-0 run.When he rebounds and defends the scoring is going to come and I thought he was outstanding throughout the game, Brooks said. He is on a nice run right now.John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists, and Bradley Beal added 20 points as the Wizards won for the third time in four games.Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 28 points and 13 rebounds, but committed seven of Milwaukees 20 turnovers.Antetokounmpos two free throws gave the Bucks a 100-95 lead with 4:28 left, but the Wizards rallied while the Bucks went cold.Walls driving layup gave the Wizards a 101-100 lead with 3:03 left. Oubre then anticipated a pass by Tony Snell, got the steal and his dunk at the other end made it 103-100.Oubre is averaging 9.4 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last seven games.Just my focus. Focusing more on the game plan, focusing more on what I need to do, focusing more on what I can do and cant do out there on the court, Oubre said of his recent success.Beals driving layup pushed the lead to 105-100 and Wall, who scored nine of his points in the fourth quarter, soon added a free throw.Mirza Teletovics 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left pulled the Bucks to 108-105, but Beal hit two free throws to seal the win. Teletovic finished with 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting.The Bucks have lost three of four.We had 20 turnovers tonight that led to a lot of points. Again, we turned the ball over, we shot a lot of threes there in that five-minute (fourth-quarter) span, Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said. Our strength is the paint. We have to get back to the paint and work from the inside out.Trailing by eight early in the third quarter, the Wizards went on a 16-3 run and led 70-65 before the Bucks answered to make it 77-77 after three.NOT A FAN OF THE FORCEIt was Star Wars Night at Verizon Center and Brooks was asked before the game which of the movies is his favorite? I can honestly say I have not watched one (of them), he said. Never. I mean I saw like five minutes walking through the living room where my kids were watching it. Theres other things I have to worry about.GROWING PAINSKidds team blew a 20-point lead before losing to the Hawks on Friday night, then followed it up by faltering down the stretch against the Wizards. We didnt earn it tonight, we didnt earn it last night, Kidd said. For us to close games we have to have that killer mentality and the last two nights we havent.TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee shot 14 for 23 (60.9 percent) in the first quarter, including 4 for 7 from 3-point range. ... 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STANFORD, Calif. -- Dorian Pickens scored 17 points and Stanford beat Colorado State 56-49 on Sunday in a matchup of two teams still trying to figure out how to consistently score.They certainly did a great job playing a very compact defense, but we also made some mistakes, said first-year Stanford coach Jerod Haase, whose team improved to 4-0 but had its lowest point total of the season.We didnt capitalize on certain things. We need to make a few more open shots. The biggest thing is we need to get the ball inside.Pickens made 4 of 6 from 3-point range, but was the only player on either team to shoot with success from the perimeter. Pickens teammates were a combined 1-for-12 and the Rams were 5-for-18.Stanford, which won its third home game in a span of six days, also got 11 points from Reid Travis. But the junior forward, who averaged 21.7 points through the Cardinals first three games, managed just five shot attempts against a collapsing CSU defense.They made it tough for us to get the ball inside, Stanford point guard Robert Cartwright said. Its a great opportunity for us to grow. We havent really been challenged this way. We have to find ways to win and we did that.The Rams (2-1) hadnt been held under 50 points since a 56-43 loss to San Diego State on March 13, 2015.Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy played a young lineup that included as many as three sophomores and a freshman at times.We expect this is going to be a time when were going to learn. Its as good a defensive team as Ive had in a long time for such young kids, Eustachy said. They werent more physical tthan us.dddddddddddd I thought we tried really hard. You just cant overcome 20 turnovers.Prentiss Nixon led Colorado State with 15 points. 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Lewis Hamilton has called on Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo not to change their approach at the Brazilian GP in order to stay out of his title fight with Nico Rosberg. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff publicly criticised Verstappen for banging wheels with Rosberg at the Mexican GP two weeks ago and has been strongly rebuked by Red Bull for subsequently calling the teenagers father, Jos, to warn of the perils of the youngster interfering in the championship fight.Wolff calls Jos Verstappen about Max But Hamilton, who will start Sundays race on pole with the fourth-placed Verstappen lining up directly behind Rosberg on the grid, has made a call of a different kind by urging the Dutchman and Ricciardo to race as hard as ever.We are racing, insisted Hamilton. They dont owe me any favours and they dont owe Nico any favours. If it was me in their car Id be wanting to get the best result, get the best bonus, get the most points, be ahead of whoever you are racing against. Of course I would want to be racing hard.Although Hamilton has held a small but significant pace advantage over team-mate Rosberg this weekend, the Englishman has a vested interest in Red Bull becoming actively involved in the fight at the front on Sunday. Even if he were to win both of the final races this year, Hamilton would miss out on the title if Rosberg finishes in second place in both Brazil and the season-concluding Abu Dhabi GP. And while not going as far as to call on the Red Bulls to ease off, Rosberg has suggested they could adopt a more relaxed approach. It is normal for other drivers not to drive differently just because others drivers are driving for the championship because that is not their problem, said the championship leader.But we all need to try and drive within the limits, a lot of penalties have been given recently and that is why maybe it is worth them considering a half gear, or a half something more relaxed, could be the right direction.Hamilton takes pole ahead of Rosberg Mercedes boss Toto Wolff explains the reason behind his call to Jos Verstappen and why they discussed son Maxs approach to driving In any case, Wolffs plea to Verstappen has fallen on deaf ears - literally and metaphorically. The youngster has revealed he ignored the call to his father, telling Sky Sports I was watching TV and didnt want to be disturbed, and vowed not to change his approach when he faced reporters on Saturday night. We should race, everyone, said the 19-year-old. Up until the last they should still try and fight for first. Otherwise you are not a worthy world champion, are you?I am just here to focus on my job and that is to drive fast for Red Bull, not Mercedes.Verstappen, however, did stress that the situation surrounding Wolffs phone call had become all a bit blown up, with the Mercedes motorsport boss later insisting he hadnt warned Verstappen Snr to tell his son to stay out of the title fight.I think Max is a great driver, said Wolff. He has incredible skill. He is refreshing as a character. He is spontaneous, intelligent. I am a really big fan and he is just what the doctor ordered for Formula 1The last thing he will do is change his approach. I did not say for him to move out of the way, or race in a different way.What I was discussed with Jos were two things. First of all I felt that, unfortunately for Max, there was a negative spin from some of the media around his driving, which I said was unjustified in my eyes. I did it only out of sympathy from Max and Jos, and nothing else. 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But our IMPACT10 list looks at more than the athletes who have shaped female sports in 2016 to include the influencers behind the scenes such as Cricket Australias Stephanie Beltrame, who got the Womens Big Bash League broadcast live on free-to-air television.Heres our list of 10 women who have truly made the biggest impact on Australian sport in 2016.Susan AlbertiThe AFL Womens league may still be years away from launching had it not been for Susan Alberti.As a footy-mad youngster, Alberti had a huge passion for the game but was forced to hang up her boots because there was no league for her to play in. Decades later, she has ensured no girl or women will suffer the same feeling, with the AFL launching a national womens league in 2017.Alberti has poured a seemingly endless well of energy, time and money into womens football.In 2008, the generous philanthropist donated $Aus25,000 to the Victorian Womens Football League, which was battling to stay afloat. 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She not only claimed Olympic glory but featured in the team that won the World Rugby Womens Sevens Series trophy and the Oceania Womens Sevens title; she was also named in the World Sevens Series Dream team before being named also Australian Womens Rugby Sevens player of the year and player of the tournament in the Australian Nationals.The Australian womens rugby sevens team made history with their gold medal in Rio, but it was the nature of the performance -- the cohesion, skill and fitness of the players -- that held the country spellbound. 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Esposito started that leg in seventh position but she staged a monumental fightback to clinch Australias first gold medal in the sport with an Olympic-record score of 1372 points -- prove to the world that hard work and determination can see dreams come true.Caitlin FoordIts been a stellar year for Sydney FC and Matildas star Caitlin Foord.With the Australian womens team breaking new ground with record audiences tuning in to watch the AFC Olympic qualifying on free-to-air TV, Foord was front-and-centre as the Matildas blitzed the competition to qualify for Rio.Cruelled by a broken collarbone prior to the Olympics, the 22-year-old fought back from the injury to play a starring role for Australia in Rio, scoring against eventual gold medallists Germany to help the side through to the quarterfinals.Foords excellence was recognised in December when she was awarded Asias top accolade for an individual player, the AFC Player of the Year, at the Asian confederations awards in Abu Dhabi.Meg LanningMeg Lannings selection in the Inaugural ICC womens Team of the Year was a foregone conclusion.Lannings exceptional performances over the past year included her ninth ODI century from just 54 innings, with experts predicting she may just be the greatest womens batter ever; no wonder she is dubbed the Bradman of Womens Cricket.Never one to rest on her laurels, the former ICC ODI and T20I Player of the Year and current Victorian Female Athlete of the Year, is seeing out 2016 as skipper of the Melbourne Stars with hopes the new year will add a WBBL title to her already bursting trophy cabinet.On track to smash womens batting records out of the park, the humility of the talented opener is a big part of her appeal. 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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizonas offense missed opportunities for big plays and sputtered for three quarters against BYU. The defense had issues tackling and gave up a game-winning drive the final 90 seconds.The special teams had its share of breakdowns, leaving the offense buried in its own end most of the night.Some of it was first-game jitters, some of mental and physical errors.None of it had coach Rich Rodriguez too concerned.The things that we need to get fixed are fixable, Rodriguez said on Monday. Its not something like, oh gosh, this will be an issue all year. It shouldnt be. We can get `em fixed.Arizona entered its fifth season under Rodriguez with plenty of questions, particularly at quarterback and on defense.The Wildcats learned a few things in Saturday nights 18-16 loss to BYU in Glendale, but theres still a long way to go in knowing where this team stands.At quarterback, the race had been between junior Anu Solomon and sophomore Brandon Dawkins since the spring.Solomon was named the starter a few hours before the opener and was inconsistent against the Cougars.He was good at times, scrambling away from the constant pressure being brought by BYU and helped lead the Wildcats on a pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives.Solomon held the ball too long at other times -- he was sacked four times -- had two costly interceptions and missed a couple of opportunities that might have gone for big plays. He finished with 213 yards on 20-of-30 passing and lost 20 yards on seven rushing attempts.He made some nice plays, but he also missed some plays that he normally would make, Rodriguez said. He saw the field well at times and other times he didnt see it as well as he has in the past.Rodriguez considered using Dawkins, a better runner than Solomon, a few times Saturday night, but circumstances -- particularly bad field position -- kept him from pulling the trigger.That wont happen for Arizonas home opener against Grambling State this Saturday or in the future.He (Dawkins) does bring a different element and can run and I would have liked to get him in there a couple of series, Rodriguez said. Going forward, we will be conscious of that.It didnt help that Arizonas offensive line had trouble with BYUs multiple defensive fronts early and its aggressive style throughout the game.One of the nations highest-scoring teams since Rodriguez arrived in the desert, the Wildcats had no points and minus-12 yards rushing on 13 carries in the first half before finding a rhythm in the fourth quarter.Things that in practice you do perfectly, easy things to do, we really didnt just execute well, right guard Jacob Alsadek said. Those things were the problems we had up front.Special teams added to Arizonas offensive woes.Because of inadequate kick returning, the Wildcats started most drives deep in their own end, including once from the 1 and another from the 2-yard line.Being cramped in its own end limited Arizonas offensive options and put the brakes on its usual fast-paced tempo. Usually one of the national leaders in plays per game, the Wildcats ran just 56 against BYU.Weve got to get better field position going forward, Rodriguez said. Were an explosive team, but to ask anybody to start two or three times at the 1-yard line is kind of tough.Arizonas defense, the weak part of the team since Rodriguezs arrival, was solid for most of the game, but wore down late.The small-up-front Wildcats allowed BYU running back Jamaal Williams to bull through them for 162 yards and let the Cougars march down the field quickly to set up Jake Oldroyds game-winning field goal in the closing seconds.Arizona also failed to create a turnover.People say youve got to get turnovers, but you cant just talk about how youre going to get turnovers, Rodriguez said. You get turnovers by aggressive play, confusion, making them uncomfortable and we didnt do that to them defensively. 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While Maria Sharapovas drug suspension wasnt reduced as much as she would have liked in the Court for Arbitration of Sport appeal ruling that was issued Tuesday, CAS decision to cut her ban was a qualified win for the tennis star, her legacy and her hopes of adding to her total of five Grand Slam victories before she retires.That said, the decision to reduce her suspension from the two years she was originally given by the International Tennis Federation to 15 months because she was not an intentional doper should still provoke some soul-searching in tennis on a bigger scale. Like the recent ban of two officials for electronically relaying information to bettors during live matches -- and a poll earlier this summer showing that 22.5 percent of 31 players polled believe they know a fellow player who uses performance-enhancing drugs -- Sharapovas positive test will do little to disabuse critics of the notion that there is more going on behind the curtain in tennis than anyone -- especially tennis -- would like to admit.The sport has tried to make better efforts to police itself against banned substances and match-fixing and the like; but as this ESPN investigative report Monday also showed, the sports drug-testing efforts are woefully below state-of-the-art and unlikely to catch people who dabble in stronger illegal aids than the 29-year-old Sharapova took. Even when the ITF does catch someone, it has trouble making its disciplinary rulings stick before CAS, a court of last resort for the worlds athletes.Sharapova pounced on the opportunity to note that Tuesday. In a statement posted on her Facebook page, she said: I have learned from this, and I hope the ITF has as well. CAS concluded that the Panel has determined it does not agree with many of the conclusions of the [ITF] Tribunal ...Sharapova added: Ive gone from one of the toughest days of my career last March when I learned about my suspension to now, one of my happiest days, as I found out I can return to tennis in April. In so many ways, I feel like something I love was taken away from me and it will feel really good to have it back.Sharapova was the top-ranked woman on Forbes list of the worlds highest-earning athletes in 2015 at No. 26 overall. She has fallen to No. 88 in 2016 since her suspension was announced.She had asked CAS to reinstate her immediately, hoping to limit her suspension to the nine months she has already served since first testing positive for meldonium in January at this years Australian Open rather than serve the two-year suspension she was given by an ITF Tribunal in June.While that didnt happen, Sharapova can now justifiably point to how she took responsibility up front at a news conference in March and served her punishment for making a costly mistake -- but was cleared of any nefarious motives beyond that by two different governing bodies: first, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and now the CAS. She remains suspended because both panels did find fault with aspects of her behavior, such as not listing her use of meldonium on doping control forms and not applying for a therapeutic use exemption.Thats a win.CAS agreed in principle with the ITFs June ruling that Sharapova had taken meldonium -- which is also known by its brand name Mildronate -- to enhance her performance. But the panel did not believe she intended to cheat.That distinction is important.Worldwide and national doping agencies generally take the hard-line position that whatever goes into an athletes body is ultimately the athletes responsibility -- period, end of story; but teasing out intent is important to authorities like CAS when it comes to sentencing.In Sharapovas case, both CAS and ITF accepted her insistence that she had been taking meldoniuum since the age of 17 for therapeutic reasons on the advice of a doctor back in her native Russia, and that neither she nor her camp were aware it had moved to the banned list on Jan.dddddddddddd 1 of this year.There was also no doubt Sharapova hoped meldonium would help her play better tennis. The ITFs 33-page decision cited old emails from Dr. Anatoly Skalny, the Russian doctor who treated Sharapova from 2004-12. He advised her to increase her dosage during games of special importance to 3-4 pills one hour before her matches. Sharapova listened. The ITF report said Sharapova used Mildronate six times in seven days at Wimbledon in 2015 -- and five times in seven days at the Australian Open.If Sharapova had been found to have deliberately violated anti-doping rules, she could have received the maximum four-year ban.Had CAS even upheld the ITFs original two-year suspension, she would have been 30 by the time she was eligible to return on Jan. 26, 2018 and missed seven Grand Slam events in addition to this years Rio Olympics, which she had hoped to play in for Russia.Instead, she now joins Richard Gasquet, Dimitar Kutrovsky, Marin Cilic, Viktor Troicki and, most recently, Varvara Lepchenko as tennis players whose drug suspensions have been reduced because of various extenuating circumstances.Tennis is also still dealing with the specter of Rafael Nadal suing a French official who publicly insisted that the Spanish star, long the target of PED rumors, benefited from one of the secret bans that tennis allegedly gives stars who test positive. That case raises echoes of how Andre Agassi revealed in his post-retirement autobiography that he failed a test in 1997 after taking crystal meth, then lied to ATP tennis authorities to escape punishment -- and the ATP believed him. The failed test remained a secret his entire playing career.Sharapova seems understandably eager to get on with her career.In recent days, she had been posting photos and video on Twitter of herself training on the court and in the gym. It might actually help that shes had experience coming back from long layoffs before due to injuries.Some people who read the full CAS or ITF reports or pay close attention to the worldwide anti-doping fight might continue to be skeptical that someone as famously detail-oriented and ambitious as Sharapova couldve made such a lazy mistake as not checking the new additions to the 2016 banned substance list.Sharapova is likely to experience little fallout going forward unless she stumbles again. The June ITF ruling alone was enough for Nike, one of Sharapovas many top-shelf sponsors along with Porsche, Evian, and Tag Heuer, to resume its endorsement deal with her. Others are likely to follow.Now that CAS has ruled, Sharapovas public image isnt likely to suffer much going forward.Sports fans, in particular, have long been a forgiving lot, especially if people they already find likeable are willing to apologize for their mistakes.Sharapova is probably never going to totally change the mind of cynics who continue to question her story, and how her use of meldonium dovetails with the systemic doping that led to the ban of many Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics and Paralympic Games. Even on a common-sense level, there are snags. As one skeptic wryly noted during the French Open, Why would Sharapova start a candy company if she was really taking meldonium because of her familys history of diabetes, as she said she was? 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