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FORT LEE, N.J. -- A New York Mets pitcher featured in a new anti-domestic violence ad campaign is now facing a domestic violence charge in New Jersey.A complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee municipal court alleges that Jeurys Familia caused bodily injury to another and that they observed a scratch to the victims chest and a bruise to the victims right cheek. It says the 27-year-old Familia -- who is identified in the complaint as Jeurys F. Mojica -- was arrested early Monday and charged with simple assault. Major League Baseball confirmed Familias extended last name is Mojica.The All-Star pitcher, the married father of a year-old boy, serves as the Mets closer.Familias agent declined comment on the matter. The Mets issued a statement that said the matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.The matter was first reported by The Record newspaper. Marcedes Lewis Super Bowl Jersey.ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Billy Turner Super Bowl Jersey. -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. http://www.shoptheofficialpackers.com/Elite-Kenny-Clark-Packers-Jersey/. And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. Lane Taylor Super Bowl Jersey. A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. Tramon Williams Super Bowl 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. LATROBE, Pa. - Seven practices into training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeVeon Bell is running and cutting without thinking about his surgically repaired knee.And he wants more.While Bell awaits the results of an appeal for a four-game suspension for missed drug tests -- he has declined comment on the dynamics of the case -- the fourth-year player has seen a sizable workload in camp.As long as my knees not swelling or having any setbacks, I will continue to do more, said Bell, who tore his medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments in November. My first day running, March 1, I had a vision Id be ready around this time. This is my goal to be out here ready to compete.Getting tackled to the ground is the next step.Bell has even tried to sneak in some reps in the team run, which is typically reserved for third- and fourth-string running backs who take a pounding between the tackles. During Fridays night practice, Bell earned an extra rep in the backs-on-backers drill in which a running back must block a linebacker.When coach Mike Tomlin asked Bell who he wanted to stop, he said, Whoever.And Bell looked like his 2014 self when a backfield cut left outside linebacker Jarvis Jones without what looked like a sure tackle. He has looked fluid in passing drills, even getting a few post routes from quarterback?Ben Roethlisberger.ddddddddddddell, who leads all NFL running backs with 119 yards from scrimmage per game since 2013, is eager for game action, though the Steelers might opt to keep him out of preseason games.I feel I can protect myself, Bell said. Even jump cutting, if I decide I want to jump over somebody, jump in the end zone, whatever it may be, I feel Ill be able to do all that. My leg feels great.The key for running backs returning from knee injuries is confidence and shaking the fear of getting hurt again. Bell said he dealt with that fear a few months ago, but not now. He said he trained his way out of that mentality.During the players conditioning test July 28, Bell set a tone by running 16 100-yard gassers while the rest of the team ran eight.Bell said he wont complain if he doesnt get any preseason snaps because he knows the Steelers goal is to have Bell for Week 1 -- or Week 5, if the suspension holds.I felt I got all my speed back, Bell said. I wasnt even thinking about my knee at all [Friday]. ... Thats the point I wanted to get to. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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Leigh have extended the contract of head coach Neil Jukes just six weeks after he took on the role. Jukes was promoted from assistant coach on the eve of this years Kingstone Press Championship season following the shock resignation of Paul Rowley. He has now signed a new deal which will keep him at the Leigh Sports Village until the end of 2018.The Centurions suffered a surprise home defeat to Batley on the opening day of the season but have since taken nine points from their last five matches, despite being without regular half-backs Ryan Brierley and Rangi Chase.The club have also agreed improved and extended contracts with assistant coach Paul Anderson and strength and conditioners Nathan Pennington and Paul Wood.Leigh owner Derek Beaumont said: Neil is a great bloke and is really easy to work with. I have seen first-hand his knowledge and ability over the last two years so didnt doubt that.What I have been really impressed with are his management skills and his honesty in dealing with situations. The way he has dealt with the past few weeks has left me in no doubt he is the man for the job. Also See: Rugby League on Sky Fixtures and results Follow @SkySportsRL Pundits Gene Washington Jersey.Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Custom Patriots Jersey China. 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. http://www.custompatriotsjersey.com/custom-lamar-mchan-jersey-large-1221f.html. The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. Monty Stickles Jersey. -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. Steve Nelson Jersey. The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Greater Western Sydney have inadvertently helped their cross-town rivals reach the AFL grand final, with this months derby defeat stinging Sydney into action.The Swans were shock losers in week one of the finals, when GWS overwhelmed and outclassed them at ANZ Stadium.Sydney have since looked a different side in knock-out final wins over Adelaide and Geelong.John Longmires team claimed their spot in the season decider by breaking the Crows and Cats in clinical fashion, piling on a club-record seven goals in the first quarter of both clashes.The loss to the Giants was a little kick in the butt for us, Swans young gun Jake Lloyd said.It was a real wake-up call for us.Wed been playing good footy up until then and I guess we just didnt turn up to play against GWS.They were a lot harder in the contest, their rrun was a lot better than ours.ddddddddddddLloyd noted the minor premiers got back to basics at training after the 36-point loss.We trained and drilled in the stuff that wins games of footy and stands up in finals, he said.Were really confident in the group that the way weve played the lasttwo weeks will stand up, if we can deliver that again on Saturday.Longmire was upbeat his team would produce their best in Saturdays season decider against Western Bulldogs.Its a challenge. We try to do it every week but we dont always get it right, Longmire said.We didnt get it right a couple of weeks ago against GWS. As good as GWS were, we were disappointed with our efforts and intensity. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Kimi Raikkonen says his pace looked worse than it actually was during Friday practice for the U.S. Grand Prix because he made a mistake on his quick lap in the second session.Raikkonen finished tenth fastest and 1.5s down on pacesetter Nico Rosberg, but ran wide at the penultimate corner on his hot lap on super-soft tyres.It was a bit difficult in first practice and also second, but obviously second looks worse because I went off on the new tyres and lost some of the lap time out of it, he said. We have to work on set-up and make it more where we want it to be, but apart from that it was just a normal Friday.When it was put to him by an Italian journalist that it was a practice session full of trouble, he said: Its not full of trouble, you are trying to make a big story out of it. Its the normal set-up work and sometimes you get it right and of course we only have a certain amount of tyres to get it right. We have some work to be done, but its usually the same on Friday so thats it.Ferrari qualified on the second row at the last round in Japan but both drivers were hit by grid penalties and started further back. Raikkonen is hopeful Ferrari will have a similar level of competiveness at the Circuit of Americas, despite his scrappy Friday.Obviously the last few races we have had a tricky Friday and its not the best start. But we will have to work on the set-up a bit and make it better for tomorrow to see where we are. I think time wise, then its going to be pretty similar to how it was last weekend. Ray Nitschke Super Bowl Jersey. Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. David Bakhtiari Super Bowl Jersey. The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. http://www.officialgreenbaypackerspro.com/Aaron-rodgers-packers-jersey/. LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St. Aaron Jones Super Bowl Jersey. Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. Elgton Jenkins Super Bowl Jersey. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Spencer Newman was 4 for 5 with four RBI and Bowling Green, Kentucky scored 11 runs in the seventh inning for a 14-4 victory over Johnston, Iowa on Monday night in the Little League World Series.Kentucky had the bases loaded in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.With the bases full in the seventh, Patrick Forbes and Devin Obee were both walked and Tate Hanks crossed home plate on a wild pitch for a 6-3 lead. Newman drilled a two-run double and Turner Nottmeier hit aa RBI double to right to make it 9-3.ddddddddddddIowa loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh but was held to one run on Josh Larsons RBI single. Iowa starter Kaiden Dinh left with an apparent injury to his throwing arm in the top of the third.Kentucky will play New York on Wednesday night. Iowa faces Rhode Island in an elimination game on Tuesday. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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With Warren Gatlands main coaching team for next years British & Irish Lions tour now confirmed, thoughts will shift to the make-up of his playing squad.Debates will rage in clubhouses across the British Isles, and much excitement will be derived from the fact that Gatland is not shackled by the thoughts of his international coaching rivals.He has already opened the door to a call up for Danny Cipriani by admitting I wouldnt be doing my job if I didnt discuss the Wasps fly-half.So, should Cipriani put his summer holiday plans on hold? ESPN looks back at the last five Lions tours, to find out how the bolters got on.Will Greenwood (1997)Sir Ian McGeechan made a statement with his Lions selection in 1997, picking the then uncapped Greenwood ahead of England captain Phil de Glanville.The 24-year-old repaid the coachs faith with some solid displays for the midweek team, before his tour was cut short by a brutal injury.Playing against the Free State, Greenwood swallowed his tongue following a tackle by?Jaco Coetzee and came to just before an incision was about to be made to clear his airways.Fortunately for Greenwood he made a full recovery, going on to make his England debut that autumn before becoming an integral member of the team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He would also feature on two subsequent Lions tours.Jason Robinson (2001)Robinson may seem an odd inclusion given his rugby league pedigree, and what he went on to achieve in union, but his place on the 2001 tour of Australia was far from assured.He had made an inauspicious start to his England career, making three appearances as a replacement in the 2001 Six Nations without crossing the whitewash.Graham Henry saw Robinsons union potential and his gamble was rewarded with a try-scoring performance as the Lions won the first Test convincingly in Brisbane.Another score would follow in the deciding clash in Sydney, but it wasnt enough as the tourists lost a tight series 2-1.Robinson learned from his experience, though, and would score again on his return to the scene of the final Test two years later -- as England won the World Cup.Ryan Jones (2005)Much was made of Sir Clive Woodwards initial 44-man 2005 Lions squad, featuring as it did 20 Englishman and only 10 Grand Slam-winning Welshmen.Young back row Ryan Jones was one of the omissions, instead being selected to tour North America with Wales, at the end of his first season in Test rugby.Jones played just one Test on that tour before an injury to Scotlands Simon Taylor prompted a call from New Zealand.Just two weeks after his arrival, the then 24-year-old would come on as a replacement in the opening Test. Mounting injuries and a collective loss of form ensured that he started the remaining two, as the All Blacks secured a 3-0 series whitewash.Keith Earls (2009)Like Jones, Keith Earls had been an international for less than 12 months before the call came from the Lions.Earls international career consisted of a mere two caps -- and one start -- before McGeechan selected him ahead of established Ireland centre, Gordon DArcy.The versatile back would not make a Test appearance, but following a nervy debut he went on to score tries against Free State Cheetahs and the Emerging Springboks.Earls was overlooked for the 2013 tour to Australia, but has been an important presence for both Munster and Ireland, racking up a half century of Test caps in the process.Matt Stevens (2013)Gatlands inclusion of Matt Stevens for the tour to Australia four years ago should give Cipriani hope of a call this time around.The prop had seemingly ruled himself out of the running when he announced his retirement from international rugby less than 12 months previously.He had missed the previous tour to South Africa, too, as he served a two-year drugs ban, but his experience helped convince Gatland that he was worthy of a place on the plane Down Under.Stevens would not see any action in the successful Test series but did make six appearances in tour matches.? 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So he has a little bit of a tendency to hold it for three, four, five seconds, and then everybody comes to a stop, Jackson said in an interview with CBS Sports Network that aired Tuesday. That is one of the things we work with. But hes adjusted to [the triangle], he knows what he can do and hes willing to see its success.Jacksons comments were prompted by a question about whether Anthony can fit in the triangle offense. Jackson made it clear he believes Anthony can.He can play that role that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant played, Jackson said. Its a perfect spot for him to be in that isolated position on the weak side, because its an overload offense and theres a weakside man that always has an advantage if the ball is swung.Anthony is playing well through the first 21 games of the season, averaging 23.5 points (43.6 percent shooting), six rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He scored 35 points to help the Knicks beat the Miami Heat?114-103 on Tuesday night.At 12-9, New York is three games over .500 for the first time since the 2012-13 season.Were kind of a team thats learning who we are, Jackson said in the interview with CBS Sports Network, which aired before the clubs win over the Heat. ... Were just starting to get a groove into who we are.The Knicks play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, the first meeting between the two teams since LeBron James took offense to Jackson referring to his business associates as a posse.Jackson said that he regretted talking about another teams player when he made the comments about James in an interview with ESPN.coms Jackie MacMullan.We are not supposed to discuss other teams players in this position that I have here. So I violated one of the tenets of our thing, Jackson saidIn addition to addressing his comments about James, Jackson also shared his thoughts on the resistance to the triangle offense in the modern NBA. Jackson ran the triangle while winning an NBA-record 11 championships with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks, though, have struggled with the offense, winning a total of 49 games over the past two seasons. That lack of success has led to public backlash oof the triangle.ddddddddddddI think there are two reasons, Jackson said of the resistance to the offense. One is its always a little bit of a pie-in-your-face type of thing to say that this [the triangle offense] has been the reason for winning. The reason for winning, obviously, is good players. And when good players want to play together and they join in a form or a format to play together, then really good things happen.I think the other thing is, simply, it becomes something to attack, Jackson added. And I think its easy to attack it because it doesnt promote basic basketball thats being played now in the NBA, which is an open floor. Keep the lane open, allow the opportunity of guard play, screen roll play ... big men rolling the lane, and then 3-point shooting. But theres a place for it. It doesnt matter. Its still basketball and theres still a place for it.The Knicks are running aspects of the triangle offense under first-year coach Jeff Hornacek, but scouts say that they are running it much less than the previous two seasons.Hornacek confirmed this, as well, saying late last month that the Knicks were running the triangle nowhere near 50 percent of the time.Some Knicks players expressed their displeasure over the offense earlier in the season, according to sources, because they felt it didnt suit their personnel, particularly point guard Derrick Rose, who has traditionally thrived when using pick-and-rolls.Triangle aside, Jackson also gushed over Kristaps Porzingis, the player who has emerged as a rising star after the Knicks drafted him in 2015.Hes a unicorn. Hes just a standout guy. You dont see people like this playing basketball with the grace, speed and athleticism that he has. And the ability to shoot the ball as well as he can shoot the ball, Jackson said.Porzingis is averaging 20.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game for New York. He was booed by some Knicks fans on the night Jackson and the teams brain trust selected him with the fourth overall pick.Kristaps turned out to be that unique player, that one that has things you just dont see on the basketball court, Jackson said. He does things that are unique almost in every game. His size is defining. Defensively, he changes the game a little bit. Hes still not a great strength player, post player. Offensively, he shoots 2-pointers, he can run the court; theres a lot of things hes still learning what he can do. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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OXFORD, Miss. -- Taylor Manuel scored 22 points and Mississippi beat No. 25 Oregon 83-67 on Wednesday night.Madinah Muhammad added a pair of 3-pointers and 18 points for the Rebels (8-2), who made only 4 of 20 from the arc and were outrebounded 41-37 but used 17 Oregon turnovers, eight off steals, to score 23 points.Ruthy Hebard was 10 of 13 from the floor and scored 22 points for the Ducks (8-2), who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Justine Hall scored 10 points while Mallory McGwire recorded her first double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman guard Sabrina Ionescu, who had put up two triple-doubles in the previous three games, was held to two points, two rebounds and one assist.The Rebels took a 4-0 lead on a pair of Manuel baskets, were up 14 at halftime and stayed in front by double figures in the second half.The Ducks were ranked this week for the first time since December 2003. 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Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. Here are the most significant NFL players who got banged up in Week 11:Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts:?Luck did not miss a snap during Sundays win over the Titans, but coach Chuck Pagano said on Monday that the QB is in the concussion protocol. The Colts have a quick turnaround for a Thursday game against the Steelers.?Luck is believed to have suffered the concussion when Titans defensive Austin Johnson sacked him with 11:46 remaining in the game.?Luck was sacked twice and hit eight other times against the Titans.Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears:?A source confirmed to ESPNs Jeff Dickerson on Monday that Cutler suffered a shoulder injury and?is undergoing tests to determine the severity.?Cutler was sacked four times by the Giants, including a vicious hit by New York defensive end Olivier Vernon on the Bears second play from scrimmage.?Team medical personnel examined Cutlers shoulder on the sidelines, but the veteran quarterback ended up finishing the game. The Chicago Tribune reported?Cutlers shoulder injury could be season-ending.A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals:?Green was carted to the locker room from the field after the Bengals second offensive play. He immediately grabbed his right hamstring as he went to the ground and was in a lot of pain. The team initially called him questionable to return before ruling him out. Coach Marvin Lewis said Green will definitely miss this weekends game, but is unsure beyond that. A source told ESPNs Adam Schefter that Green will have to sit out multiple weeks, and there is a chance he will not play again this season.?LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills:?McCoy suffered a thumb injury while stiff-arming a defender right before halftime and was listed as questionable to return.?McCoy spoke to trainers on the sideline following an 8-yard catch before jogging to the locker room with a trainer, holding his left arm close to his body. The team eventually ruled him out. McCoy was seen with a wrap over his left thumb/hand after the game, and the Bills official team reporter said the RB will need surgery but is expected to play next week.Earl Thomas, S, Seattle Seahawks:?Thomas tweaked his hamstring in the third quarter and did not return. The All-Pro safety has never missed a game in his seven-year NFL career. Seahawks CB?DeShawn Shead also left Sundays game with a hamstring injury. Coach Pete Carroll said both players have Grade 1 hamstring strains, adding, Those are usually 10 to 14 days, so well see what happens.C.J. Prosise, RB, Seahawks:?The Seahawks breakout running back suffered a scapula injury in the first half against the Eagles. Prosise did not return, and after the game, Carroll said, Theres a chance he comes back this year. ... Its gonna be a while, though. The Seahawks traded Christine Michael this week, but got Thomas Rawls back from injury this week, and he formed a one-two punch with Prosise before the rookie got injured. Third-string RB?Troymaine Pope also left Sundays game after sustaining a high ankle sprain.Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals:?Bernard got 12 touches against the Bills, including five on the games final drive, and no injury was announced in-game. But coach Marvin Lewis confirmed on Monday that Bernard tore his ACL. The RB will miss the remainder of the regular season.Cody Kessler, QB, Cleveland Browns:?Kessler suffered a concussion after taking a huge hit from Ryan Shazier and Lawrence Timmons at the end of the third quarter. Officials flagged the Steelers 15 yards for the hit, and Josh McCown replaced the rookie QB in the lineup. Kessler has started eight times for the Browns and been forced from the game on three occasions with injuries -- vs. New England (chest), vs. Cincinnati (concussion) and Suunday against the Steelers (concussion).ddddddddddddDee Ford, LB, Kansas City Chiefs:?Ford entered this week tied for the NFL with 10 sacks, but he left Sundays game with a hamstring injury and was ruled out.?Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears:?Miller limped off the field with a foot injury near the end of the second quarter. He was ruled out after halftime. Miller was able to walk, but he was clearly upset, slamming his helmet on the ground.?Coach John Fox said the tight end broke a bone in his foot and will miss the rest of the season.Ryan Mathews?and Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles:?Mathews left Sundays game in the first half with a knee injury, while Sproles injured his ribs on a punt return. Both were ruled out for the rest of the game. ESPNs Adam Caplan reported that the initial word on Mathews is that he has a sprained MCL. Mathews was seen wearing a brace on his knee in the locker room after the game.Leonard Floyd, LB, Bears:?Floyd stayed down on the field for several minutes and was eventually carted off on a backboard after suffering a scary-looking neck injury. The team ruled him out almost immediately. Fox said after the game that Floyd was taken to a hospital and had movement in his extremities. The team announced that Floyd was released from the hospital on Sunday night, and Fox said that the rookie is in the concussion protocol.Leodis McKelvin, CB, Eagles: McKelvin left the Eagles game against Seattle in the second half to have a head injury evaluated. The CB has battled a hamstring injury this season.Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Bengals:?Kirkpatrick, who snagged an interception last week against the Giants, suffered a knee injury in the second half on Sunday and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.Jimmie Ward?and Eric Reid, DBs, San Francisco 49ers:?Ward left Sundays game midway through the fourth quarter with a concussion. He did not return. Reid left the field on the games final drive, and the team confirmed its initial fears on Monday: The safety will miss the rest of the season with a torn biceps.Brent Grimes, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:?Grimes left Sundays game in the first quarter with a quad injury and did not return.?He leads the Buccaneers with two interceptions this season.?Alterraun Verner replaced Grimes in the lineup. Verner himself sustained an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.?Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills:?Woods (knee) left the game in the first half after his leg?bent awkwardly underneath him when he was tackled by multiple Bengals defenders following a 13-yard reception.?He remained on the ground for several moments before walking slowly off the field and eventually to the locker room accompanied by medical staff. The team ruled him out, and Woods left the locker room on crutches after the game.Laremy Tunsil, G, Miami Dolphins:?Tunsil injured his shoulder late in the second quarter. The Dolphins never officially ruled their 2016 first-round pick out, but he did not return to the field. Tunsil is the third Dolphins offensive lineman to get hurt in the past week. Albert said hes not ruling out playing this week against the 49ers.Josh Sitton, G, Bears:?Sitton had his right ankle rolled up on in the second half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.?Taylor Lewan, LT, Tennessee Titans:?Lewan limped off the field late in the fourth quarter against the Colts. The team announced he suffered a left knee injury. Lewan did not return.?Aaron Colvin, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars:?The Jaguars third-year cornerback left the game in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion and was eventually ruled out. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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BOULDER, Colo. -- Colorado senior Jaleel Awini has followed a career path filled with detours, curves and potholes.No qualms, though.A highly touted prospect out of high school, his winding road began as Air Forces starting quarterback before a violation of Academy standards led to an indefinite suspension. Awini transferred to Colorado, switched to linebacker because the Buffaloes already had a QB, switched again to wide receiver, sat out the start of this season with a herniated disk -- one that threatened his career -- and now fills a role on special teams for No. 16 Colorado.Im not disappointed or mad, said Awini, whose team plays at Arizona on Saturday as the Buffaloes (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12, No. 12 CFP) continue their march toward a conference title. I pictured (my career) a lot different. But I cant complain. Im happy where Im at and making CU great again.First impression of Awini: Extremely polite. Just part of his upbringing as one of three kids of a father who served as a Ghanaian diplomat before moving to the U.S. and settling in Colorado. His mother is the one who urged him toward football, as a way to burn off some of his endless energy.He checks in with his parents at least three times a week. And when it snows, he always offers to travel from Boulder to Aurora -- about a 40-minute commute -- to shovel their driveway.I cant believe the determination he has, his father, Muntari said. All that he believes is if theres a will theres a way, and you can achieve anything.That upbeat nature is what coach Mike MacIntyre appreciates about Awini.Hes had a tough ride, and wishes he was playing more. But its the way its worked out, MacIntyre said. He told me the other day, `Coach, I just want to help any way I can help. That means a lot.Awini had quite a bit of interest coming out of Rangeview High School in Aurora as Colorados Gatorade player of the year. There was even an early courtship with Colorado, but things changed when Dan Hawkins left and the new staff didnt pursue him.Air Force won out, in part because the Falcons triple-option offense seemed a perfect fit for a QB who rushed for 1,078 yards his senior season and threw for 1,266.After a redshirt season, Awini stepped into the lineup. He played in four games in 2013 -- started three -- and rushed for 220 yards while throwing for another 275 yards.Precisely the sort of dynamic player the offense needed.Barely a month into the season, though, the Air Force Academy issued a statement saying Awini was no longer a cadet in good standing and is not allowed to represent the Academy in any outside activities, effective immediately.Awini said it involved academic issues. He was eventually granted his release.He considered Virginia, before electing to go to Colorado for one big reason: He wanted to help restore the luster to the Buffaloes, a once downtrodden program thats now bowl eligible for the first time since 2007.Those Colorado teams I saw as a kid (in the early 2000s), thats the reason I started playing football, said Awini, an economics major set to graduate in December.Since he was 5 years old, Awini has always played quarterback. But that wasnt much of an option at Colorado, not with Sefo Liufau embarking on a career that would see him break or tie 82 school records.So, Awini moved to linebacker in 2015 while remaining at his QB weight of 220 pounds. His best game was a 10-tackle performance against Arizona.Toward the end of last season, Liufau injured a foot and Awini was moved to backup quarterback. He ran the offense on the next-to-last drive of the season at Utah, even converting a fourth-and-2 with an 8-yard run.Just like old times.With Liufau healthy this season, the Buffaloes switched Awini to receiver. But over the summer he experienced persistent pain in his back. Doctors found he had a herniated disk and a small fracture.He sat out the opening seven games of the season, waiting for his back to heal. Against UCLA last week, he made one tackle on special teams -- his first tackle of the year.It was just awesome to finally be back out there, said Awini, who wears a protective brace. This is something Im going to cherish and miss.I dont think many have had as crazy of a career as me.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Darrel Williams Jersey. 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. 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The NBA has broadcast some of its games in virtual reality, and Fox Sports broadcast VR streams from the U.S. Open at Oakmont in June.Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics, said Rio will be a showcase for the cutting-edge technology.The Olympics video, which will be presented on delay during the games, will include openiing and closing ceremonies, mens basketball, gymnastics, and track-and-field events.dddddddddddd Other virtualized sports will include beach volleyball, diving, boxing and fencing. NBC will also release VR highlight packages of those sports.The VR video itself will be captured by Olympic Broadcasting Services, a unit of the International Olympic Committee that provides video feeds to international broadcasters. Viewers will need Samsung devices and the NBC Sports app. Samsung is the official smartphone sponsor of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. 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EUGENE, Ore. -- Army reservist Sam Kendricks now gets to represent his country in a whole new way.On the Fourth of July, the second lieutenant captured the pole vault crown with a U.S. Track and Field Trials record jump that earned him an Olympic spot for Rio. He proudly waved around his red, white and blue flag -- with a little extra vigor, too.I love to have the colors (of the flag) in my hands, Kendricks said. Im lucky and Im very thankful for the grace to befall on me that I get to do this and compete for my country.My commitment to my country comes first and foremost.It was a big day all around for the Armed Forces in the pole vault, with U.S. Air Force star Cale Simmons taking second. Logan Cunningham was third.There were two other Air Force members in the field as well -- Dylan Bell and Joey Uhle, who had a mishap with his pole when it snapped in the middle of one of his jumps. Uhle didnt clear a height.It messes with your mind a bit, throws you off your balance, Uhle said.Kendricks was proud of his fellow servicemen.All great jumpers and serving their country on two fronts, Kendricks said.The 23-year-old certainly didnt disappoint on this day as he cleared 19 feet, 4 3/4 inches (5.91 meters) to break the trials record set by Tim Mack in 2004. It just so happened that Mack was on the sideline and encouraging Kendricks to top his mark.Later, Mack placed the gold medal around Kendricks neck.The meet record was a by-product of a lot of great jumping, Kendricks said. I was lucky enough to have a coach who had a plan.For that, he gave thanks to his dad, who happens to double as Kendricks coach. They hugged after he won.That was our goal, come out here and jump the bars like we did in practice, said Kendricks, a two-time NCAA champion at Mississippi who still trains in Oxford.This was quite a contrast to four years ago at trials, when Kendricks showed up in Eugene ready to compete -- but didnt. He boarded the plane with a spot in the field, but when he landed he was informed that, through some late additions, he was out.Kendricks scrambled to buy a ticket and watched from the stands.I saw it as a blessing. It really allowed me to have a hard goal, not to be on the bubble again, Kendricks said. An easy goal to set, but not necessarily easy to obtain when you dont know what future looks like. I made that promise, made stronger by fact I had to watch from sidelines.He was the clear favorite in this event, especially after taking second at the world indoor championships four months ago. 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It was more how his players shared the ball against their overmatched nonconference opponents.Dupree McBrayer scored 18 points and Akeem Springs added 16 off the bench to lead the Gophers over Georgia Southern 86-49 on Friday night for their third straight win.Minnesota (9-1) had 23 assists and 12 3-pointers -- both season highs, and Pitino said his players were passing up good shots for great ones. And with three more games before the Big Ten portion of Minnesotas schedule starts, the Gophers got back on track after barely surviving against New Jersey Institute of Technology earlier in the week.He sat us down and told us we need to improve, Nate Mason said of the NJIT scare. Mason finished with 14 points and nine assists. Obviously we disrespected each other, not even him, but just each other. Didnt go out there and play for each other as hard as we possibly could. So we sat the guys down had a team meeting and said, `Weve got to come in and work the next day.Minnesota used an early second-half run to put the Eagles away after letting them hang around earlier. The Gophers built an 18-point lead midway through the first half before failing to score a field goal in the final five minutes of the half.But they took advantage of their speed and size to start the second, scoring 12 of their first 16 points of the half on dunks and fast breaks.I keep telling the guys: defend, rebound and run, Pitino said. Thats always kind of been my mentality with these guys. They did it, and I think the sharing of the ball, you could tell it was contagious.The Eagles (4-5), whove still never beaten a Big Ten team in school history, couldnt recover and lost their second straight after winning three in a row.Im embarrassed, Eagles coach Mark Byington said. We have some prideful guys in the locker room too, and theyre embaarrassed too.dddddddddddd Thats not what were all about and we didnt show up tonight.Ike Smith led Georgia Southern with 12 points and Jake Allsmiller added 11.Springs went 4 for 8 from 3-point range for Minnesota. He keyed an early 14-5 run with 11 points in three minutes to stretch Minnesotas first-half lead to 34-16. The Gophers slowed down after that, though, and didnt have a field goal in the final 5:09 of the first. The Eagles outscored Minnesota 16-11 to end the first and trailed 45-32 at halftime.BIG PICTUREGeorgia Southern: Playing against Minnesotas bigger and stronger players, the Eagles got only 16 combined points from backcourt duo Smith and Tookie Brown, who entered the game averaging nearly 36 points between them.Minnesota: The Gophers regained some momentum after narrowly surviving by six points against NJIT on Tuesday.ROAD WORRIESGeorgia Southern has three more road games in a brutal stretch to start the season, in which the Eagles play two of their first 12 games on their home court. Right now, we just lack some things, Byington said. Its on me. Its bad preparation. Its bad scheduling. The one thing weve got to do, as Ive told the guys, the only thing theyve got to worry about, is sticking together.HURTING FOR MINUTESMichael Hurt finished with seven points in six minutes, including his first-ever 3-pointer. Pitino praised the freshmans work ethic. 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TORONTO -- The fastest team made a fast, strong first impression at the World Cup of Hockey.With blazing speed and uncontainable skill, Team North America skated circles around Finland on the way to a 4-1 victory Sunday night at the World Cup of Hockey.Led by goals from Jack Eichel, Johnny Gaudreau, Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon, the group of 23-and-under Americans and Canadians toyed with a proud Finnish national team that has the most Olympic medals since NHL players began participating.Were here to play, Gaudreau said. Hopefully, teams dont take us lightly. I think were a fast, speed, skilled team and hopefully we can keep proving people we belong here.North America doesnt just belong in the elite tournament full of almost 200 of the best players in the world; it might be one of the most skilled from top to bottom. Four of the past five No. 1 picks were at their best Saturday night offensively and defensively.Playing his first of what should be many games at his new home arena with the Toronto Maple Leafs, No. 1 pick Auston Matthews had an assist and showed he was ready to face NHL competition.I thought he was going to have a hell of a game and he did, coach Todd McLellan said. There was no fear of playing.Captain Connor McDavid, the 2015 No. 1 pick of the Edmonton Oilers, also had an assist and several nifty moves that confounded Finnish defenders.Much like Team Europe, a collection of players from eight European countries, North America made a great first impression after plenty of criticism about being a gimmick. North Americas blazing fast play in exhibition games made it the most intriguing part of the World Cup, and that fascination is only stronger now that it showed it can thrive when it counts.Just because were younger doesnt mean that were not as good or something like that, McDavid said. Its just we have a little bit less experience.Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Matt Murray made 24 saves but mostly had an easy night as North America outshot Finland 43-25, including an 18-6 domination in the second period.The ssecond period was a cold shower for us, Finland coach Lauri Marjamaki said.dddddddddddd They got better, they won every battle, they skate hard, they are so impressive. ... Such a great team.Pekka Rinne made 39 saves for Finland, struggling at times but also keeping it from turning into even more of a blowout.Goals came in every possible way: Eichels greasy rebound at the side of the net, Gaudreaus jumping, spinning deflection, Drouins toe drag, and MacKinnons backhand-forehand move after beating everyone else to the puck. North Americas apt goal song, Opposite of Adults blared on the Air Canada Centre speakers all night.I think all four lines really brought something tonight and everybody was out there kind of doing their part, Matthews said. We were utilizing our strengths, and I think we put them on their heels.Sometimes the pace was so quick that Gaudreau said players stood up on the bench in anticipation of the next fancy move. North America owned the puck against Finland, which had nine players back from the bronze-medal team in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.They really took it to us and showed their individual skill, but also as a team, they were extremely dangerous, Rinne said. Im not going to take anything away from them, but we werent ready to go. We made too many mistakes. We werent skating. That was the result.Valtteri Filppula scored the only goal for Finland, late in the third period after the result was decided. That lapse was something McLellan said is a good teaching moment for his team that will help as the World Cup goes on.Russia is up next Monday night after a 2-1 loss to Sweden earlier Sunday. Despite Russia losing and North America winning, McDavid doesnt see his team as the favorite in the game.Russias a hockey giant and theyre one of the best hockey nations in the world, McDavid said. 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The Cubs are trying to win for the first time since 1908 , a dead ball-era matchup at a time home runs were rarities along with telephones.No player is alive from the last championship Cubs or even the last to make a Series appearance -- Tuesday marks the 25,948th day since the Cubs Game 7 loss to Detroit in 1945. One player remains from the 1948 Indians, 95-year-old Eddie Robinson.It seems like its just forever, Robinson said Monday from his home in Fort Worth, Texas. When we got home from Boston, there was a monumental parade. It just looked like everybody in Cleveland came out on Euclid Avenue.One teams fans will let loose with the celebration of a lifetime. But while history weighs on the supporters, Cubs manager Joe Maddon focuses his players with a now-centered battle cry of Win the Inning!Air conditioning is popular right now. So is color TV, he said. Youve just got to change with the times.Both teams worked out under cloudy skies as the new 59-by-221-foot scoreboard behind the left-field seats -- the largest in the major leagues -- trumpeted the Sisyphean matchup. While the Cubs play in Wrigley Field, the 102-year-old brick-and-ivy jewel on Chicagos North Side, the Indians are in a 22-year-old throwback-style ballpark originally called Jacobs Field.Led by Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs led the major leagues with 103 wins during the regular season, then beat San Francisco and Los Angeles in the playoffs. But since the playoffs expanded in 1995, only four teams with the best regular-season record won the title: the 1998 and 2009 New York Yankees, and the 2007 and 2013 Boston Red Sox.I promise you, our guys are going to be in the present tense, Maddon said. I think we all have a tremendous amount of respect for history and whats happened before us or not happened before us. But, you know, you go in that room right now, theyre very young. Really not impacted by a lot of the lore.Jon Lester, 7-1 in his career against Cleveland, starts for the Cubs and Corey Kluber opens for the Indians. Lester is 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three postseason starts this year and 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA in a trio of Series outings. He learned to prepare from watching Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett in Boston.They prepared the same way for this start as they would for a regular start during the season, he said.Kluber pitched shutout ball twice in the playoffs before allowing two runs in five innings in Game 4 at Toronto. His father, Jim, was born in Cleveland and rooted for the Indians growing up in suburban Highland Heights.I think every parent is excited iff their kid has a chance to play in the World Series, said the 30-year-old right-hander, who could win his second AL Cy Young Award in three years.ddddddddddddBoth teams were dealing with injuries that caused changes in planning. Indians manager Terry Francona, juggling all year because of health mishaps, said right-hander Danny Salazar will be on the World Series roster, which must be submitted Tuesday morning. Salazar has not pitched since Sept. 9 because of forearm tightness but threw a simulated game Sunday.Nothings official, so if we have another drone incident or anything with model airplanes or anything, we reserve the right to change, he said, a reference to the injury that limited pitcher Trevor Bauer to two-thirds of an inning in the AL Championship Series.Chicago appeared likely to include outfielder Kyle Schwarber, out since tearing knee ligaments on April 8. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday that Schwarber was traveling to Cleveland, but the person did not know yet if the slugger would be on the roster.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the roster wont be announced until Tuesday.Schwarber returned to action last weekend in the Arizona Fall League.Reports are good, Maddon said. Hes swinging the bat well. Hes running really well.Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was dealing with a sprained left ankle, hurt when he jumped and shortstop Francisco Lindor accidentally stepped on his foot while celebrating the last out of the ALCS.He might not be 100 percent, but I dont think its going to get in the way, Francona said.Cleveland fell three outs short of the 1997 title when Jose Mesa blew a one-run lead in the ninth inning of Game 7 at Florida and an error by second baseman Tony Fernandez led to the Marlins winning run in the 11th.The Series starts just after a ceremony across the street when LeBron James and the Cavaliers receive championship rings before their opener celebrating this years NBA title, the first for Clevelands big league teams since the NFLs Browns in 1964.Its a pretty neat set of circumstances, said Indians reliever Andrew Miller, the ALCS MVP. Obviously the fans wish they had won quite a bit previously, but I think the Cubs are even going to overshadow us in that history.While Chicago has many famous fans, among them actor Bill Murray and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Cleveland is rooted on by Tom Hanks and Drew Carey. And the Indians losing history received nationwide attention in the 1989 film Major League, featuring Charlie Sheen as Ricky Wild Thing Vaughn.Maddon prepared for the Series while watching some baseball movies, 42 -- we had to beat the Dodgers before I could watch it -- and Field of Dreams.Im that guy, he said. I cry easily, so the connection to the past is very important, very important.---AP Sports Writer Jay Cohen in Chicago contributed to this report. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '