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Faf du Plessis, South Africas stand-in captain, could be suspended for a Test match after being charged by the ICC over an alleged ball-tampering offence.Du Plessis has pleaded not guilty and is seeking legal advice to further contest the charge. A hearing before match referee Andy Pycroft will be held, but a date for the hearing has not yet been set by the ICC.The ICC confirmed in a statement on Friday that du Plessis had been charged for breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to changing the condition of the ball.The ICC statement said: The alleged incident happened on Tuesday morning when TV footage appeared to show du Plessis applying saliva and residue from a mint or sweet, an artificial substance, to the ball in an attempt to change its condition.Level 2 breaches of the Code of Conduct carry a penalty of a fine of 50-100% of the match fee and/or up to two suspension points, and three or four demerit points. 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John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. WASHINGTON -- Japans Risa Ozaki upset second-seeded Sloane Stephens in straight sets on the womens side, and eighth-seeded Sam Querrey advanced on the mens side on Tuesday night at the Citi Open.Stephens, the defending champion, lost 6-2, 6-1 to Ozaki in her opening match.Querrey, coming off a trip to the Wimbledon quarterfinals that featured a victory against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, beat Bjorn Fratangelo 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on center court.Stephens said she performed poorly and took all the blame for her defeat. The 23-year-old American said she would be upset for 10 minutes and then get over it.I just played real bad. Nothing more, nothing less, Stephens said. Just one of those days I was really bad. Obviously, Im not the first person to have a bad day, and I wont be the last.Querrey battled back from losing a first-set tiebreak to beat Fratangelo under the lights at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Hell next face 11th-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.It was one of those matches I just had to fight my way through, Querrey said.Earlier in the day, fifth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard was upset by Italys Camila Giorgi, 7-5, 6-4, marking the fourth time in the Canadians past 10 tournaments that she lost her opening match. She most recently reached the round of 32 at Wimbledon, before losing to Dominika Cibulkova.Bouchard said she felt kind of out of it from the beginning on Tuesday, when temperatures were in the 90s, but she put no blame on the heat and instead credited Giorgi for keeping her off balance.She kind of plays not like any other player, really: absolutely no rhythm, not long points at all, Bouchard said. I found it hard to get my feeling and get into poinnts and stuff.ddddddddddddBouchard repeated that she was unsure about playing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, citing the Zika virus. The Montreal native called herself a last-minute person and said she would wake up and decide next week.Bouchard has seen fellow Canadian Milos Raonic and other high-profile tennis players and golfers pull out of the Summer Games and conceded that has made her consider the pros and cons.Im truly undecided, and you see more and more people pulling out as kind of the deadline gets closer, Bouchard said. Its just unfortunate, because it would be my first games, and to have a problem like this kind of dampening the excitement of potentially your first Olympic Games, it really sucks, to be honest.Querrey already announced he is skipping the Olympics but not because of Zika.It just wasnt a priority of mine at all, said Querrey, who played in the 2008 Beijing Games.In other mens play, 12th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov lost 6-4, 6-4 to Great Britains Daniel Evans.On the womens side, American Christina McHale upset eighth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-3, 6-4. The New Jersey native will next face Jessica Pegula, daughter of?Buffalo Bills?and?Buffalo Sabres?owners Terry and Kim Pegula.McHale continued a strong year that has included twice pushing world No. 1 Serena Williams to three sets.Im putting myself more in matches to have opportunities to win, McHale said. I want to stop meeting [Williams] so early in tournaments. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Howard Shu was just 10 when he lost a match in his first badminton tournament to the top junior in his class.Shus mother was wowed by the talent on the other side of the net and asked the winners mother if her son would like to compete with Howard in doubles.The mother was blunt:Your son sucks.Shu laughed as he recalled the story that would serve as motivation for him to become more a serious badminton player. He returned to the same tournament the next year and beat the kid who was too good to team with Shu.Shus been winning matches around the world for most of the last 15 years.The top-ranked American singles player has his biggest match yet when he opens play Friday in a sport known more as a lazy backyard summer game than a serious sport in the Summer Games.China won gold in all five badminton events in 2012, and many top Chinese will again be contenders when play opens Wednesday.Shu would love to leave with a medal to go with another passport stamp. Shus Instagram page looks like something straight out of Wheres Waldo. Theres Shu chilling in a pool after the Olympic trials in Tahiti. Or hes snapping a selfie from Table Mountain in South Africa.He even posted a short clip of the time he pulled on a wetsuit and went swimming with the sharks in Cape Town, South Africa after he won a major international tournament. Sometimes, hes just kicking up his Jordans and relaxing.Shus thirst for adventure and his world-class skills have made him the natural spokesman for an American team hopeful of bringing home the countrys first medal in the sport. Badminton is on the short list of sports the U.S. has failed to even medal in, joining handball, rhythmic gymnastics, table tennis and trampoline.The 25-year-old Shu, who graduated from UCLA, isnt a strong medal favorite. But he has the type of charisma that could help Americans take notice of badminton for at least a few days should he advance deep into the tournament.Badminton is stuck in the same Rio de Janeiro complex as other minor sports that include weightlifting and table tennis. At the Olympic level, badminton smashes reach over 200 mph and boast long rallies that could rival the most thrilling in tennis. The shuttle whizzes across the net like a darting mosquito and only the best make sure the shuttlecock -- made of 16 goose feathers stuck to a leather-covered round cork, that weighs only about 5 grams -- never hits the floor.Every player has a different style. When I go on the court, its really like art, Shu said.Shus parents are both from Taiwan and his father played badminton. Shu started playing at 8, running around like a little brat when he tagged along with his dad. Shu played soccer and baseball, even basketball, which forged what he called an addiction to sneakers.Yes, the Shu certainly fits when it comes to calling him a Jordan aficionado.The sneaker junkie has more than 100 pairs of sneaks and multiples of his favorites (one to rock, one to stock) with a fondness for the Air Jordan 11s.Hes put some serious miles on his size-10 soles. The 6-foot-1 Shu has dominated badminton around the world, especially last year when he hit 30 countries in 12 tournaments, including one six-week stretch where he played on six continents.And one serious plunge with great white sharks .I was on such a high from a winning a tournament, I just said, `Im doing it, he said.Back on dry land, Shu posed for a photo with Kevin Durant at the opening ceremony parade and later watched the U.S. squad romp over Venezuela with friends and family from home.Hes part of a seven-member delegation thats a longshot to medal -- but hopeful to open American eyes to an underappreciated sport.I just want to go out there and show people what the sport can be, Shu said.---AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap.org Stone Johnson Jersey. Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. 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ESPNs Buster Olney is on vacation this week, but hes still compiling roundups. View his latest roundup here.I got the call.A simple four-word statement. Devoid of context, it can mean anything, but in the world of baseball, it means everything. To some, its a logical next step, something that was bound to happen. To others, its a shock, an unexpected jolt of lightning out of nowhere that changes your life overnight. To a few, its vindication. A players existence within the game, coupled with their place on the road of life, help shape their reaction to the news they are going to The Show. Every players call is unique, in how they receive it and how it ripples through their life. This is mine ...It was a Thursday night, April 7, opening night for the Reno Aces and the Pacific Coast League. I was scheduled to start the fourth game of the season that Sunday. After the game, I moved all my belongings into the apartment I rented and was finally feeling settled in so I could concentrate on baseball. After the last suitcase was thrown into my room, I settled into my new couch, ready for some Netflix and a late-night meal of fast food (it was the only thing open ... it happens). The season really hadnt started yet for me, and I had just finished what I thought to be a successful spring training. I had the same positive, high expectations going into the season that I have every year. The only thing that mattered to me that night was eating and getting to bed. Just as I was about to take my first bite, my phone rang. It was Phil Nevin.Nevin is the manager of the Reno Aces. For the uninitiated, calls from the manager late at night -- it was about 11:30 p.m. -- generally mean only one thing: a move is happening. I immediately got chills and then became nauseated, simultaneously feeling excited but also thinking, What the hell did I do wrong? After 10 years of playing minor league baseball, one doesnt necessarily assume the best. I answered, and the conversation went something like this:Me: Whats up, Nev?Nevin: Hey Busch, uhhh, you move into an apartment yet?Me: Yep, just moved in tonight.Nevin: Oh, OK. Which one? (I tell him.) All right, theres this bar right by there. Meet me there in 15 minutes. We need to talk.I hung up. I felt like I wanted to throw up. Dont know why. I stared at nothing for a good two minutes, and then the wheels started turning. I went through every conceivable possibility as to why Nevin wanted to talk. No way Im getting released, right? Maybe I just got traded. Or maybe Im getting moved to the bullpen and he wants to tell me in person? All these thoughts were borderline insane, because every one of those scenarios would be done over the phone or at the field. But I wasnt exactly thinking rationally at that moment. I think deep down I knew as soon as I saw his name on the caller ID, but I wouldnt let myself go there, not yet.The bar was about a minute away from me, so I waited five and then got in the car and headed over. I think I drove about 10 mph the whole way. I was in a daze. I walked into the place, which was pretty much empty, and sat at the bar, ordered a water and waited. The more I thought about it, the more I knew this could only mean one thing. This had to be it.From the moment I sat down to the moment Nevin walked in the door was about six hours -- or so it felt. In real time, it was about 10 minutes. He walked in, I felt nauseated again, and he came over and sat down.Nevin: You ordered a water? Why didnt you get a real drink?Me: Well, Nev, the type of drink I order depends on what we have to talk about.Nevin: Ha, fair enough. Lets get a beer.And then the man started making small talk. I can barely breathe, and hes striking up a random conversation. I think he saw the look on my face and said, Dont worry, nothing bad. Just want to wait until Mike Bell gets here. (Mike Bell is the director of player development for the Arizona Diamondbacks). So we chatted some more.At this point, I was pretty much certain. I dont remember what we talked about, because the only thing going through my mind at that moment was Holy s---, this is really happening. My whole body started tingling. I couldnt swallow. Bell walked in, and he had this big smile on his face. He walked over and said to hold on because he wanted to get a beer first. The bartender wasnt there; he was in the kitchen. I almost jumped over and got the beer myself. Mike finally got one and sat down.Nev turned to me and said, All right ... My hands sttarted shaking, and I pretty much stopped breathing.dddddddddddd I locked eyes with him, and, with a huge smile on his face, he says, I wanted to meet you here, in person, because I couldnt tell a guy hes going to the big leagues for the first time over the phone. Congratulations, man.He said it, he actually said it. I had imagined/dreamt/visualized this moment so many times over the years. I had always pictured myself crying, for some reason, to the point where I even got choked up just picturing it. I had thought of all the different ways I would tell my loved ones. Keep in mind that when I started playing professional baseball, the iPhone didnt exist yet. Until those words came out of Nevins mouth, I had pitched in 279 games and amassed more than 1,300 innings as a pro, all in the minor leagues. This was the start of my 11th season.As it turns out, I didnt cry. When Nev said what every professional baseball player wants to hear, I first exhaled, then proceeded to ask him if he was serious. Once I was assured that he was, the biggest grin took over my face, and I shook his hand and simply said, Thank you. I turned to Mike, shook his hand and told him, Thank you so much for this opportunity. Two of the most heartfelt thank-yous in my life. They had weight, filled with countless bus miles, PB&Js and crappy offseason jobs. They had a decade of successes, failures and everything in between behind them. And they werent just from me, they represented every family member, friend or coach who ever supported me. I stood up -- I couldnt sit down any longer -- and they both commented on how long the journey had been and how cool this was. It struck me in the moment how excited they were for me, and thats something Ill never forget.I got choked up, but I didnt cry. Not then anyway. I just remember feeling really relieved. Like a giant weight was lifted off my shoulders. Finally. Mike and Nev told me to make my calls, wake people up, go! I had imagined this part as well, how I would tell people, how I would be witty about it. Nope. I was just too excited to get the news out to be coy. I called my wife, my parents and then the best man in my wedding that first night.It was 3 a.m. when I called my wife, and it took her a bit to wake up and process what I was telling her. Once she did, it was like she snorted six Red Bulls. She didnt go to sleep again for 24 hours. I woke my parents next. It took a call to both cellphones and the house phone before they finally picked up. There was screaming, and the phrases oh my god and we are so proud of you were being thrown around liberally. Last, I called my best man, also a professional baseball player who had gotten the call before. He knew better than anyone at that moment what I was going through.Its when I got off the phone with all of them that I cried. Not because I was accomplishing a lifelong dream, but because hearing the people closest to me react to that news made me understand how lucky I was in that moment to have the support of these loved ones. Lets just say it all of a sudden got, uh, real, real dusty in my room.I had a flight the next day to Phoenix at noon -- first class baby! I actually slept fairly well but showed up to the airport about three hours early. That flight wasnt getting missed. I called all the other people on my list. (All baseball players have a short list in their head of the people they will call to tell them about their call-up before the news gets out. Its a big deal if youre on that list, because it means youve been very important to the player and his journey.) It got dusty again, especially when I spoke to my college head coach and pitching coach. I boarded that plane, took my seat in first class and thought, This plane better not freaking crash.The rest, as they say, is history. I made my debut against the Cubs three days later, and the emotions and feelings of that day, now thats a whole other can of worms. But the call is special in its own right. Its the initial shockwave before the oncoming explosion of ones dreams becoming a reality. Sports are dominated by the general narrative of good season or bad season, but what makes sports truly great are the smaller human narratives, the stories that have nothing to do with wins to losses. Like the story of a 32-year-old minor leaguer getting his first call-up to the big leagues. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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SAN DIEGO -- Businessman Kim Andersen of Denmark is running for president of World Sailing, saying the governing body is at a crossroads under incumbent Carlo Croce.While wanting to increase the sports visibility worldwide and protect its spot in the Olympic lineup, Andersen is calling for more transparency in how the organization manages the sport and its finances.How we guide and manage our sport has been very poor the last four years and we are lacking a lot of leadership, Andersen told The Associated Press by phone. The reason for that is a lot of changes in organization and management. Its still the responsibility of the existing board to be able to make the right decision and be able to run the organization.Andersen is running against Croce and Paul Henderson of Canada, who was president of the organization from 1994-2004 and is a former member of the International Olympic Committee. Voting for the four-year term is Sunday in Barcelona.Andersen, who is vice president of construction and engineering company MT Hojgaard and active in the Dragon class, said World Sailing needs a transparent decision-making process.Management systems in World Sailing must stand up to scrutiny, he said. World Sailing must be accountable to its stakeholders. World Sailing need to preserve and strengthen the integrity of its financial and administrative system.Andersen said Croce has done a quite poor job.Hes wanted to change a lot of things and thats a part of the problem, Andersen said.World Sailing is on its third CEO since October 2014. There have been several controversies under Croces watch, including intense scrutiny on the international jury that handed down harsh penalties at the 2013 Americas Cup, sailing being dropped from the Paralympics and youth regattas being held in countries that discriminated against Israeli sailors.Henderson criticized World Sailing last week for a lack of transparency in its finances.Andersen agrees, to a point.Of course, all the financial issues need to be open and transparent. Just the fact were having a discussion of finances; we should never ever do that, he said. It should never be necessary. Paul is having a lot of issues where he is pointing at issues we should never have to point at. I would go about it a different way, but he has a point.Henderson has raised questions about a sponsorship deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom.I can say Im confused what actually is done with the Gazprom deal and the money, Andersen said. Pauls investigation shows theres something we need to look into but I dont have reason to believe something wrong has happened. But the lack of transparency makes everybody suspicious. Thats the real issue. That should never have happened. If you have a well-managed organization and are transparent, we shouldnt have this discussion because it should be transparent.The AP requested an interview with Croce. A London public relations firm that represents him responded with a statement attributed to Croce.This year has been significant for World Sailing on a number of fronts, including further improving and modernizing our governance, and I am pleased with the progress we have made in this important area, Croce is quoted as saying.He says he wants to ensure that World Sailing uses the best practices from the corporate and sporting worlds. 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Every week, well mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format -- and well also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Categorized by position, the players are ranked in descending order by ownership percentage in ESPN leagues.Well also include some former go-to fantasy assets who may be overvalued -- in the short- or long-term -- for one reason or another.Busting into November, a couple of under-appreciated aging wingers are turning heads in top-line roles, two young defensemen are demanding greater respect from fantasy players, and the New York Islanders may soon have a new No. 1 netminder.ForwardsBrandon Dubinsky, C, Columbus Blue Jackets Ownership percentage: 38.7You superstitious types will appreciate Dubinskys latest effort to shrug off his early-season slump, per the Columbus Dispatch:Dubinsky, who has no goals and one assist in the first seven games, arrived at practice cleanly shaven in hopes of changing his luck. I needed a fresh look, a fresh start, he said of shaving his beard. Gotta put a couple in the back of the net. Dubinsky scored a nice goal in practice Monday, leading assistant coach Brad Shaw to skate over to the bench and say, With the beard, I dont think that goes in.Grooming act aside, the initiative tells us Dubinsky himself expects to bust out of this dark period at any moment, and there isnt an injury or other fundamental issue at play.Radim Vrbata, RW, Arizona Coyotes Ownership percentage: 12.8Vrbata has served as an underrated fantasy asset since the start of his NHL career in 2001. Now, after a two-season stop in Vancouver, hes back in the desert to add to his Coyotes resume of 232 points (including 110 goals) in 352 regular-season games. As it is, we adore the odds of the 35-year-old nailing this task while skating on a top scoring line with imposing center Martin Hanzal and young firecracker Max Domi. The veteran winger already has four goals in his past four games.Matt Moulson, LW, Buffalo Sabres Ownership percentage: 8.4Casually cobbling together this particular feature on the fly, wed like you to consider Moulson our Waiver Watch asset of the week. If the experienced wingers four goals and one assist -- all earned with the man advantage -- dont charm you, his spot on a No. 1 line with Ryan OReilly and Kyle Okposo should. Also, injured top-six skaters Jack Eichel and Evander Kane are expected to sit out a while yet, securing Moulson in his plum position for the time being.Colton Sceviour, C/LW, Florida Panthers Ownership percentage: 4.4If nothing else, Sundays hat trick (plus an assist and five shots) highlighted Sceviours ripe role on a scoring line and power play with center Vincent Trocheck and winger Reilly Smith. The former member of the Stars might be worth a fantasy whirl in the next little while, but dont feel bad dropping him again when the hot streak ends.Scott Wilson, C/LW, Pittsburgh Penguins Ownership percentage: 3.1As long as he sticks on a scoring line with center Sidney Crosby, Wilson remains a reasonably valuable fantasy commodity in all but the tightest leagues. The 24-year-old forward earned assists on two of Crosbys post-concussion four goals in three games, including one primary helper.Michael Grabner, LW/RW, New York Rangers Ownership percentage: 2.3Continuing to settle in with his new club, the speedster won over hockey-loving hearts in the Big Apple with Sundays hat trick against the visiting Lightning. As outlined by my colleague Sean Allen this week, Grabner could be in for a rebound goal-scoring campaign with the Rangers. Consider the 29-year-old a deep-league fantasy dark horse with substantial upside.Nikita Soshnikov, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs Ownership percentage: 0.1Called up from the AHLs Marlies, the 23-year-old former KHLer is set to make his NHL season debut against the Oilers Tuesday. Soshnikov has the potential to exponentially improve on last seasons five points in 11 gammes, especially if he lands on a line with center Nazem Kadri.ddddddddddddDefendersNoah Hanifin, Carolina Hurricanes Ownership percentage: 17.4A must-own blue-line asset in dynasty leagues, the 19-year-old 5th overall draft pick from 2015 is already projecting to easily outpace last seasons 22 points. Competing on the Hurricanes No. 1 power-play unit hasnt hurt. Half of Hanifins six assists on the season have counted with the extra skater.Damon Severson, New Jersey Devils Ownership percentage: 16.5All too quietly, Severson has totaled six points in his last six games, including an even-strength goal and four power-play assists. Unless the Devils acquire a defenseman from elsewhere, we dont anticipate the 22-year-old losing his position on the top special teams unit anytime soon.GoaltendersThomas Greiss, New York Islanders Ownership percentage: 14.8According to media reports, staring Isles goalie Jaroslav Halak is on the trade block. Barring another top-flight goalie coming back to Brooklyn in return, that would leave Greiss as the Islanders go-to No. 1. Sporting a respectable 2.28 goals-against average and .925 save percentage through four starts, Greiss is coming off his best performance to date, Sundays 33-save, 5-1 victory against the Maple Leafs.Al Montoya, Montreal Canadiens Ownership percentage: 18.1If were to believe Habs coach Michel Therrien, puck-stopping sovereign Carey Price is slated to start 60 games this season. That leaves a somewhat substantial serving of leftover contests for the Canadiens veteran standby, including a probable appearance in one of two approaching weekend back-to-backs. With three wins in four games (while generating a 1.47 goals-against average and .955 save percentage), Montoya has been superb this season. Give him a look in DFS action when its his turn, as well.Lowered expectationsMax Pacioretty, LW, Montreal Canadiens Ownership percentage: 98.0The Canadiens current top line includes Alexander Radulov, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. Frankly, they look dynamite together. Youll notice were not mentioning Pacioretty at all here, and thats a problem for those who own him in fantasy.Pekka Rinne, G, Nashville Predators Ownership percentage: 93.9Consider benching Nashvilles No. 1 until he gets his own act together and/or the rest of the Predators start scoring. To paint the picture in vivid primaries, Sophomore Viktor Arvidsson is currently leading the squad with four goals and six total points in eight contests. Fortunately, while languishing 24rd in the league with 2.38 goals per game, this club is too skilled to struggle for much longer. And Rinne is no chump himself. A temporary rest on your own fantasy pine should suffice.Zach Parise, LW, Minnesota Wild Ownership percentage: 91.7Listed as week-to-week with a foot injury, Parise is prematurely projected to miss at least a handful of games. While intriguing rookie Joel Eriksson Ek has been bumped into the Wilds top six, Mikael Granlund (ownership percentage: 7.6) -- on a line with center Mikko Koivu and winger Jason Pominville -- remains our undervalued favorite in Minnesota for now.Andrew Ladd, LW, New York Islanders Ownership percentage: 68.2Tumbling off of John Tavares line, Ladd has all of one assist to show for his first season in Brooklyn. For now, teen rookie Anthony Beauvillier seems to be one of coach Jack Capuanos preferred options alongside the clubs captain, while second-line center Brock Nelson (ownership percentage: 22.3) stands out with a team-leading nine points.Francois Beauchemin, D, Colorado Avalanche Ownership percentage: 38.4Last seasons leader in blocked shots isnt doing much of that -- or anything else of fantasy interest -- in 2016-17. With only five shots through seven games, Beauchemin hasnt contributed at all to the score sheet since Colorados opener (two assists). Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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Texas A&M, which only two weeks ago held the coveted No. 4 spot in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, will try to bounce back from back-to-back upset losses when it hosts Texas-San Antonio in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon (noon ET, ESPNU) at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.The No. 23 Aggies (7-3, 4-3 SEC West) have struggled in November under head coach Kevin Sumlin, who is now squarely on the hot seat after losing at unranked Mississippi State 35-28 and blowing a 15-point lead in the final 15 minutes last week in a 29-28 home loss to Ole Miss 29-28.That was one of the toughest losses Ive ever been around, Aggies defensive coordinator John Chavis said Tuesday.Not only have Texas A&Ms CFP chances evaporated, the chances of even playing in a major bowl game is now in serious jeopardy.The Aggies lost starting quarterback Trevor Knight (shoulder) for the season against the Bulldogs and play-making free safety Armani Watts against the Rebels. And star defensive end Myles Garrett, considered the potential No. 1 overall pick in next springs NFL draft, also has been slowed by leg and ankle injuries. He had just one tackle against Ole Miss but is expected to play Saturday.Theres nobody in this building that are happy about the last two weeks, Sumlin said in his weekly Tuesday press conference. Theres no way you can be. Those are two games we wanted to win, two games -- where we were headed and what was at stake -- were big games.Texas A&M is now just 4-8 in its last 12 games in November with three of the wins over Louisiana-Monroe, Western Carolina and Vanderbilt. But the Aggies still have a chance to gain momentum going into the off-season and even finish with a 10-3 record if they can win their final three games (counting the bowl).First up is an interesting contest against a UTSA program on the rise on Saturday in College Station, Texas. A win over the Roadrunners would give Texas A&M some much needed confidence heading into the regular-season finale at home versus LSU.When its all said and done, depending on what happens in these next two games, says a lot about where this team is going to be, Sumlin said.UTSA is finishing up a three-game road trip that started with a 45-25 win over Middle Tennessee and included a 63-35 loss at Louisiana Tech in a Conference USA West Division showdown for first place.The Roadrunners have never defeated a nationally ranked team in five tries, the most recent a 69-14 loss at No. 25 Oklahoma State last season. UTSA did give a respectable Pac-12 opponent, Arizona State, a tussle earlier this season at home before losing 32-28.Those guys have gotten loose last couple of games. Sumlin said. Gone for quite a bit of yardage. Can really, really run.UTSA averages 170.4 yards rushing per game, which ranks 71st nationally. Sophomore Jalen Rhodes (70.9) and senior Jarveon Williams (67.5) have each scored eight touchdowns and combine for an average of 138.4 yards per game on the ground.Junior quarterback Jake Hubenak had a decent outing in his first full game as the starter for Texas A&M against Ole Miss. He completed 16 of 27 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns and one interception and hit Christian Kirk for a 69-yard gain to set up the Aggies first touchdown. Hubenka also threw TD passes of 1 yard to Speedy Noil and 13 yards to Josh Reynolds. However, other than the long pass to Kirk, he managed only 144 passing yards, less than six yards per attempt.Without Knights presence as a running threat, Texas A&M didnt establish a strong running game against Mississippi, finishing the day with 129 rushing yards. Running back Trayveon Willliams led the Aggies with 72 yards and now needs 124 yards to reach 1,000 for the season.Injuries are not excuse in this league at this point in year, Sumlin said. 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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Steven Holcomb wins a World Cup bobsled gold medal on home ice nearly every year, and Jamie Greubel Poser may be following that same path.It was a U.S. bobsled sweep at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday. Greubel Poser and Aja Evans held off U.S. teammates Elana Meyers Taylor and Lolo Jones to win the womens race, and Holcomb teamed with Sam McGuffie to win the two-man race -- his sixth gold in the past seven international two-man races on his home track.Every single person out here wanted to win today, Holcomb said. To have a victory, to be on top, no matter where it is, its nice; just getting back to that mentality of winning again. It is a mentality. Putting together two runs. These cold conditions make the ice very hard and very slippery. Being the veteran on the tour, my experience paid off today.For Greubel Poser, it was the second straight year she drove to a World Cup win at Lake Placid.She and Evans finished their two runs on a frigid day in 1 minute, 52.02 seconds, taking advantage of super-hard, super-fast ice to set a track record along the way. Meyers Taylor and Jones were 0.14 seconds back in 1:52.16, while the Canadian team of Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries and Cynthia Appiah was third in 1:53.05.It just shows how strong Team USA is, Meyers Taylor said.Greubel Poser and Evans broke the track record in their first heat, finishing in 55.81. Thats a significant shaving off the former mark, 56.28 set by Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett two years ago.We were so excited to see that time when we crossed the finish line, Greubel Poser said. I was screaming -- we were just so excited to know that we went that fast. We literally gave everything we had at the top.And in the mens race, only U.S. and Canadian sleds reached the podium as well -- a rare World Cup bobsled day with nothing but North Americans in the top three spots.Holcomb and McGuffie won in 1:49.47. Canada took silver and bronze, with the team of World Cup points leader Justin Kripps and Jesse Lumsden finishing in 1:49.74, 0.01 ahead of Chris Spring and Lascelles Brown.The four-person race is Saturday, and Meyers Taylor is expected to be one of the drivers in the field -- pushed by a team that will include her husband, Nic Taylor. She would be competing against male drivers for the third time in World Cup competition, after doing so twice in the 2014-15 season and finishing 13th and 16th. Ray Nitschke Super Bowl Jersey. After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. Bart Starr Super Bowl Jersey. "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. http://www.officialgreenbaypackerspro.com/Montravius-adams-packers-jersey/. 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. Clay Matthews Super Bowl Jersey.R. Smith realized how easily basketball can be taken from him, and he wasnt going to take his place in the NBA for granted anymore. Oren Burks Super Bowl Jersey.ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. PHOENIX -- Ron Gardenhire will be the bench coach for new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo.Gardenhire, 59, managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons and gives Lovullo an extremely experienced right-hand man.The Diamondbacks announced the entire coaching staff Thursday. The newcomers are Tony Perezchica as third-base coach and a pair of ex-Diamondbacks -- Mike Fetteers as bullpen coach and Robby Hammock as quality control and catching coach.ddddddddddddRetained from Chip Hales staff are hitting coach Dave Magadan, pitching coach Mike Butcher, first-base coach Dave McKay and Ariel Prieto as coach/interpreter. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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Appalachian State and Toledo will meet for the first time when they clash in the Raymon Media Camellia Bowl on Saturday in Montgomery, Ala., but the two coaches are not strangers.Mountaineers coach Scott Satterfield spent a season as Toledos passing game coordinator before moving on Florida International and then to Appalachian State. Toledo coach Jason Candle was the Rockets wide receivers coach while Satterfield was on the Toledo staff.I have a tremendous amount of respect for Toledo and how they play the game, Satterfield said. Having been there in 2009, it is a similar program to what we have at Appalachian State, a blue-collar program. Their guys play hard and physical.Jason has done an outstanding job taking over there.Candle reciprocated.I certainly have a lot of respect for Scott and what he has been able to do with that football program, he said. I think its really cool.The Rockets (9-3) and Mountaineers (9-3) will kick off at 5:30 p.m. ET at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, with ESPN airing the action.The Rockets will be making their 16th bowl appearance overall and sixth in the last seven years, but Candle considers the postseason anything but routine.At Toledo, we dont take these opportunities very lightly, he said. In 2013, we were 7-5 and did not get invited to a bowl game.There wasnt much in the way of doubt this time around. The Rockets reached bowl eligibility with their sixth win (31-17 over Central Michigan) on Oct. 22 and added three more wins before losing to undefeated Western Michigan 55-35 in the season finale.Junior quarterback Logan Woodside led an offensive surge by throwing an FBS-high 43 touchdown passes and setting a school record in passing yardage with 3,882, completing 69.1 percent of his attempts.Logan has had a tremendous season, Candle said, citing his quarterbacks work ethic. 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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes are in need of something more than just encouraging performances, especially after a series of disturbing results.For the most part, the same applies to the Tampa Bay Lightning.The Hurricanes failed to win on a three-game road trip, so they return to PNC Arena for Sundays game against the Lightning in a bit of a surly mood.At this point, were sort of beyond the moral victories, Hurricanes forward Lee Stempniak said. I think we need to start producing wins.Tampa Bay snapped a four-game losing streak, but it took a shootout to do it Saturday night against the Washington Capitals.Both teams had games Saturday, so whichever side makes the quickest recovery is bound to be in the best position for this encounter.The Hurricanes played an afternoon game in New York and ended up with a 4-2 loss to the Rangers, while Tampa Bay was at home in a game that was extended to the shootout Saturday night.Carolina has a five-game home-ice winning streak, so there could be something to build on from that perspective.Tampa Bay doesnt want to waste a chance either.Theyre important points now, especially when youre going against teams in the East, Lightning goalie Ben Bishop said. ... Youve got to find a way to get points.The Hurricanes didnt produce strong finishes on their road trip and thats something that needs to be addressed along with the continued concerned about inconsistent offense. Carolina is the second-lowest scoring team in the Eastern Conference.You got to get hungry to score, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said.dddddddddddd You cant just be content to play well. You need offensive contributions from your top six (forwards). Thats the reality, especially when you have a few injuries and you need players to step up.The Hurricanes figure to turn to goalie Cam Ward, who sat out Saturdays game. Last weekend, Carolina also split goalie duties, but Michael Leighton drew the home assignment then.So this would make this Wards first home outing since Nov. 20.The last time the Hurricanes played at home a week ago, they lost center Jordan Staal to a concussion. He hasnt played since then and its unlikely that hell be activated for Sundays game.The matchup against Tampa Bay is Carolinas only home game during a six-game stretch. 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DETROIT -- Joaquin Benoit is enjoying a little extra attention these days. Thats taken some getting used to for Detroits setup man-turned-closer. The Tigers are promoting Benoits campaign to win the final vote for the American League All-Star team, and on a night when orange "Vote BENOIT" shirts were all over Comerica Park, the veteran right-hander closed out Detroits 8-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. "A little bit shaky -- I guess too excited for everything thats going on with the fan votes," Benoit said. "If I dont get there, Im really just happy because everybodys voting for me." Benoit walked two in the ninth, but was able to finish the game. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera -- who are already on the All-Star team -- had three hits apiece for the Tigers on Wednesday night, including a two-run homer by Fielder. Detroit allowed 23 hits in an 11-4 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday, but it was the Tigers who did the slugging early on in this game. Fielder lined his two-run shot to right field in the first inning for his 16th homer of the year. Alex Avilas two-run single in the third put Detroit ahead 5-1. Conor Gillaspie and Gordon Beckham homered for Chicago. Detroits Rick Porcello (6-6) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. The Tigers bullpen has been shaky all season, but Benoit has been used more as a closer lately. Hes now 8-for-8 in save chances, and he lowered his ERA to 1.69. Hes part of a group of five relievers up for a final vote for the AL All-Star team. The others are Torontos Steve Delabar, the New York Yankees David Robertson, Texas Tanner Scheppers, and Bostons Koji Uehara. "Its probably the only thing I havent accomplished in my career," Benoit said. "Ive been to the World Series last year, Ive been to the playoffs. Ive been a starter, Ive been a reliever. Ive done almost everything -- now an All-Star game wouldnt be bad." The Tigers extended their AL Central lead over second-place Cleveland to 3 1/2 games. Chicagos Dylan Axelrod (3-6) allowed seven runs and 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings. Cabreras run-scoring single in the sixth pushed his major league-leading RBI total to 93. "Its hard to put in perspective," Porcello said. "Thats a career season for the majority of guys in baseball, and thats only his first half." Chicagos Alex Rios was hitless a night after going 6 for 6, and the White Sox never led Wednesday. After Gillaspies homer in the second, the Tigers made it 3-1 on Austin Jacksons RBI triple in the bottom of the inning. Axelrods problems continued in the third when Avila lined a single to right with the bases loaded. The ball landed just in front of a diving Rios, and two runs came home. "Ax wasnt sharp, and thats a tough lineup to face when you dont have your best stuff," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "His velocity was down all night, and he wasnt getting much from his pitches. When you do that against the Tigers, they will squeeze you, make you throw the ball over the plate and then they beat you." Axelrod has allowed 29 earned runs in 28 innings in his last six starts. Porcello won his second straight start -- he blanked Cleveland for seven innings last week. Chicago scored twice in the fourth on an RBI single by Dayan Viciedo and a sacrifice fly by Beckham, but right fielder Torii Hunter made a diving, back-handed catch on Beckhams hit to prevent further damage. Porcello struck out six without a walk. Detroit added three runs in the sixth on consecutive RBI singles by Cabrera, Fielder and Victor Martinez. That made it 8-3, but Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon allowed Beckhams homer and an RBI double by Alexei Ramirez in a shaky seventh. Then Detroit turned to two relievers who have been pretty sharp in 2013. Drew Smyly worked a perfect eighth, and Benoit pitched the ninth. NOTES: All eight of Detroits runs came with two out. ... 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Western Forces radical public ownership initiative has won the approval of Bill Pulver, with the Australian Rugby Union chief executive open to the idea of other Super Rugby franchises adopting the model.RugbyWA announced the ownership model last week to secure the future of the Western Force Super Rugby team ... in direct response to mounting speculation that the [ARU] is planning to cut one of the five Australian Super Rugby franchise teams at the end of the 2017 season due to financial pressure.The model, based on community-ownership principals, such as those that govern Spanish soccer powerhouse Barcelona and Green Bay Packers, is based on the sale of 5000 ownership certificates at a value of $AU1000. The certificates will not be transferrable, except to family members, while owners will be entitled to a range of benefits including voting rights to an advisory committee and the new Western Force board of management and approval of the reappointment of key positions within the Western Force organisation.Pulver said he was encouraged by the efforts coming out of the west.If there is strong financial support for any franchise that gave it a clearly sustainable financial future... Im all ears, The West Australian quoted Pulver as saying. The dialogue thats going on out west is incredibly relevant. If there is some new news that goes to the heart of our financial sustainability I want to hear about it.If there is any new financial news that could impact our final decision, if they are able to find potential partners or plans that result in a more sustainable environment for rugby, thats a great thing. To me it would be an important piece of the overall mix.Pulver told The Australian when asked whether he would like to see Australias other four Super Rugby franchises adopt the model that its one structural option that we would always be prepared to look at.If there is a third party interested in looking at any franchise that would result in greater sustainability, wed be prepared to look at it. [Public ownership] is certainly novel. I dont know that Ive heard of that approach in any other rugby franchise, but if there was a proposal somebody wanted to bring forward, we would certainly have a look at it.The development comes five months after the ARU and RugbyWA finalised an alliance agreement that would see the Force continue as a West Australian team.Under the new agreement, the professional rugby program of the Western Force was integrated into the High Performance Unit of the ARU and all Western Force players and professional rugby staff became employees of the national body. The agreement comes after weeks of planning from both the ARU and RugbyWA as they addressed financial concerns resulting from the challenge of basing a rugby side away from Australian rugbys traditional heartland on the east coast and the changing economic climate in Western Australia, which has affected the clubs bottom line.The ARU and RugbyWA have collectively created a model which we believe will be more sustainable for our Super Rugby organisations in Australia, Pulver said in announcing that alliance.?Ultimately the alliance aims to deliver financial sustainability and improved high performance outcomes for the Western Force.The other really important outcome is that the Western Force will continue to be deeply entrenched in the Perth community. 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CLEVELAND -- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones?said he doesnt like Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr.?He demonstrated his point to reporters in the locker room following the Bengals 23-10 victory over the Browns on Sunday.Jones stopped in the middle of a rant about Pryor, grabbed a trash can and started shaking it.Hey, you in there? he yelled, rattling the trash can as his teammates started laughing. You in there?During the interview session, Jones said he would only answer questions regarding Pryor.Were talking about Pryor, nobody else, he said.Jones was asked several questions and repeated the phrase Suck. What else? several times in response.Pryor suck, he said.Dre Kirkpatrick and Jones shut Pryor down Sunday, limiting him to one catch for 3 yards. They both pointed that out several times during postgame interviews.How many catches? a teammate asked Kirkpatrick.One catch, 3 yards, Kirkpatrick said after pretending to ponder the question.Kirkpatrick said he didnt really have any issue with Pryor himself. Pryor was briefly with the Bengals last summer, when he still played quarterback. Kirkpatrick said he thought the feud started the last time the Bengals and Browns played, but he said he didnt know what happened.If my teammate is in it, Im in it, Kirkpatrick said.The issue between Jones and Pryor seemed to have started from a remark Pryyor made to Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther after a game.ddddddddddddPryor told Guenther that his play would get Jones cut.He told my coordinator that hes going to cut me after the game, Jones said. For a guy thats been a slouch around the league at quarterback, played decent this year for his first year at wide receiver. 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