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NUREMBERG, Germany -- Angelique Kerber advanced to the quarterfinals of the Nuremberg Cup by beating German compatriot Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-2, 7-6 (0) on Wednesday. Kris Versteeg Jersey . Friedsam is ranked No. 112 but found her range in the second set as she held her own against the ninth-ranked Kerber, until the tiebreaker. Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine defeated Spains Beatriz Garcia Vidagany 7-6 (5), 6-3 to reach the last eight. Seventh-seeded Caroline Garcia outlasted Dinah Pfizenmaier 7-5, 5-7, 6-3, while Mona Barthel rallied from a break down in the second set to defeat eighth-seeded Annika Beck 6-2, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, Kerber plays Karolina Pliskova, Barthel meets Svitolina, Garcia faces Karin Knapp and second-seeded Eugenie Bouchard goes against Yaroslava Shvedova. Eric Fehr Jersey .com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to get back on track Monday night when they welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves to Chesapeake Energy Arena. Andreas Borgman Jersey . And all things considered, the first 40 games have offered a little bit of everything from a hockey club that faced many questions in its first year under new management, with a new head coach and with a number of new faces in the lineup. However, with a recent dip in scoring, it seems some of the same old questions persist and several new ones have been raised after a somewhat troubling homestand. DENVER -- Aaron Brooks got word just before game time that he would start in place of an ailing Ty Lawson, and then took advantage of his opportunity. Brooks had 27 points and a career-high 17 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past the Detroit Pistons 118-109 on Wednesday night for their fourth win in five games. "Aaron did a great job of picking those guys apart," teammate Darrell Arthur said. "He did whatever he wanted to. He got to the rim. He got guys open for easy looks. He did a great job managing the floor today." Brooks said he found out Lawson, who was suffering from a sinus infection, wouldnt be able to play when Lawson walked off the court and told him after struggling in pregame warm-ups. "I thought he was joking at first," Brooks said. "I was like, Quit playing around. Get back out there. But thats what you have to do. We all stepped up." Randy Foye added 22 points, Kenneth Faried had 14 and J.J. Hickson had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets. Wilson Chandler also sat out after receiving an injection to treat a hip injury. Greg Monroe scored 22 points to lead the Pistons, who lost their 11th in a row on the road. Rodney Stuckey added 18 and Kyle Singler and Charlie Villanueva each had 13. "Aaron Brooks was able to get in the lane and Randy Foye just caught fire from 3," Monroe said. "Anytime you have a backcourt that ones getting to the rim and the other is knocking downn 3s, its going to be tough on any night. Auston Matthews Jersey. " Trailing by seven at the half, the Nuggets rallied to take an 85-84 lead into the fourth quarter. After Singlers 3-pointer put the Pistons in front 82-75, the Nuggets outscored Detroit 10-2 over the final 3:20 of the third quarter to regain the lead. Brooks started the spurt with a 3-pointer and a driving reverse layup and Foye closed it by hitting a 3 and finishing a fast-break with a layup after stealing an inbounds pass. Denver used another 10-2 surge to stretch its lead to 104-91 midway through the final period. Detroit pulled to 113-109 with 54.2 seconds remaining as Singler and Villanueva hit 3s around a layup by Hickson. But Hickson had another layup and Anthony Randolph converted a three-point play to give the Nuggets a nine-point cushion with 31.7 seconds remaining. Stuckey scored 14 of his points in the first half, helping the Pistons take a 61-54 lead. Detroit led by as many as 11 points early on. NOTES: Pistons C Andre Drummond sat the game out after injuring his neck on Saturday against Indiana. ... Pistons G Chauncey Billups, a former Nugget and native of Denver who has been sidelined by a knee injury, returned a warm ovation from the crowd with a couple of waves of his hand. ... The Pistons lost Josh Smith to ejection midway through the third quarter after he picked up a pair of technical fouls in quick succession. ... Brooks previous career high for assists was 13 against Phoenix on Nov. 17, 2009. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
CHARLOTTE, N. JK Scott Jersey .C. -- Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross is saying goodbye to the NFL after 11 seasons. The Panthers confirmed the three-time Pro Bowl left tackle will announce his retirement at a news conference on Wednesday at the stadium. "Jordan has been a great Panther and he will be missed," Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday in a text message. Cam Newton agreed. The Pro Bowl quarterback said in a text message, "It was truly a pleasure to play with Jordan. He always had my back. He will be missed." Just wholl replace Gross at left tackle is uncertain. Gross, 33, was a first-round pick by Carolina in 2003 and started a franchise-record 167 games. He went to his third Pro Bowl this past season as an alternate. Gross contract had expired with the Panthers earlier this month, but there was still some question as to whether he might agree to return for one more season. He went on vacation with his family last week to Idaho to contemplate whether or not to retire. Gross told the teams website, Panthers.com, that it was the right time to step away. "Ive played a lot of football here, and Ive seen a lot of guys come and a lot of guys go," Gross told the website. "Sometimes it ends well for guys, and sometimes it is not the ending they were looking for." Gross said he didnt want to leave until the team was in good position for sustained success. He believes the team is there now. "There is good, young leadership, there are talented players, and there are guys that really want to work hard and want to win," Gross said. Former quarterback Jake Delhomme, who played with Gross from 2003-2009, called him the "ultimate professional." "He was a hell of a player, and a great gentleman," Delhomme said. "The thing is I dont believe he got the respect he deserved around the league." Delhomme said the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Gross was extremely athletic, humble and driven. "We he was a rookie in 2003, his initial thoughts heading into minicamp were Oh gosh, please dont (stink)," Delhomme said with a laugh. "That was the mentality he always took. It wasnt a fear, but it was a mentality of, hey, Ive got to be good every day. Thats how Jordan prepared every day." Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said he spoke to Gross recently and half-jokingly tried to convince him to return. But he said Gross already had his mind made up. "Hes such a great player and Im really happy for him," Olsen said. "When I talked to him, I know he feels good not only about his body of work and his career, but also the impact he had on this organization. He was always a stand-up guy. He has the respect of all of his teammates. Hes the type of guy you want if youre an NFL franchise." Gross joined the Panthers in 2003 and stepped right in as a starter, helping Carolina reach the Super Bowl as a rookie. However, Gross spent the next 10 years trying to get back, but the Panthers could never make it past the NFC championship game. Gross decision creates a void for the Panthers at left tackle. Bruce Campbell, Garry Williams and starting right tackle Byron Bell are potential replacements, but the team could look for help in free agency or the draft. The Panthers have the 28th pick in the draft. Olsen said it will be difficult to replace Gross after the Panthers went 12-4 this past season, but said young players will have to step up. "Jordan has been top notch for his whole career," Olsen said. "Hes tough to lose. But every year it happens around the league -- you lose players to retirement or injury. You have to move on and fill that role." Wide receiver Steve Smith is the only remaining player from Carolinas Super Bowl team in 2003 that lost 32-29 to the New England Patriots on a last-second field goal by Adam Vinatieri. Gross current and former teammates immediately took to Twitter to comment on the news. Said Smith: "Since 1999 until 2day (at)J2theGross and I have been in same huddle. Today its has stopped I salute JG, great player better man!!! Love ya." Said Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson: "One of the best to ever play in a panther jersey. I wish he would stay but you gotta do what u gotta." Offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, a former teammate of Gross with the Panthers, wrote that Gross "was an outstanding mentor and Im so thankful he decided to help me when I was a young naive rookie."Packers Jerseys .Gasol had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Bulls beat the winless Orlando Magic 98-90 on Tuesday night.Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 21 points and Taj Gibson added 16 for Chicago, which finally pulled away in the final minutes of a game that was tied after three quarters. Jaire Alexander Packers Jersey . At this rate, the Flyers captain is set to be remembered more for a fantastic finish.CHICAGO - Impressive wins have been rare for the Brooklyn Nets this season, but Brook Lopez believes the team can (and should) have more performances like Tuesday night.I think weve been capable of putting together an effort like this throughout the year, he said. We just havent really sustained it the entire game and we did tonight. We can be a lot better than this.Lopez had a season-high 29 points, Joe Johnson had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Nets to a 96-82 victory, snapping the Chicago Bulls seven-game winning streak.Brooklyn (15-16) had just one previous win this season against a team with a winning record, a 95-93 overtime win against San Antonio on Dec. 3.Tonight we committed to help each other, Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins said. Its been our game plan. We have just gotten better at doing it.Mike Dunleavy led the Bulls (22-10) with 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting, including 5 for 9 on 3-pointers.Jimmy Butler, who averaged 26.4 points during the winning streak, had just eight points. Derrick Rose had just four on 2-for-15 shooting.During their seven-game streak, the Bulls had averaged 106.6 points on 45.4 per cent shooting. But after a 31-point first quarter, they struggled to score the rest of the game.I mean, this was the first game that it was like this, Rose said of the Bulls poor shooting. Usually, its me by myself missing shots and everyone else making shots.Rose is just 7 for 35 from the field in back-to-back games the previous two nights. Its just two games, he said. Im not going to stop shooting.The Nets would like to think they played a large role in the Bulls offensive woes.The biggest thing was holding them to one shot, Mason Plumlee said. Our initial defence has been pretty good at times this season, but weve given up too many second shots.The Nets also put pressure on the Bulls on the offensive end with Lopez, playing in just his fifth game since returning from a lower back strain, going 13 for 21 from the field. Johnson was 8 for 14 from the field and recorded his first points-rounds double-double in six years. Oren Burks Packers Jersey. he Nets took control in the second quarter and had a 55-45 halftime lead. After the Bulls pulled within five early in the third, Brooklyn reclaimed command and had an 84-69 lead heading into the fourth.It was the way the team played, Lopez said. We played together, we moved the ball well, we shared it and, most importantly, from the second quarter on we made our living defensively, getting stops and limiting, for the most part, them to one shot.____TIP INS:Nets: Kevin Garnett was held out after playing 21 minutes Monday night against Sacramento in Brooklyn. Lopez started in Garnetts spot. He played 33 minutes after not totally more than 15 in the previous four games.Bulls: Kirk Hinrich (left hamstring) missed his fifth straight game. He still is listed as day-to-day and there is no target date for his return.EJECTEDBulls guard Aaron Brooks was ejected in the second quarter after picking up two quick technical fouls. With the players heading toward the bench following a timeout with 9:42 remaining in the first half, Brooks picked up the first technical from official David Guthrie for bouncing the ball hard back onto the court.At that point, Brooks turned and said something to Guthrie. The official then called the second technical, resulting in the automatic ejection.It was very surprising to me, Brooks said. There was a lot of yelling going on during the game, and the person who wasnt yelling got a technical. That made no sense to me, so whatever . . .HOME IMPROVEMENT:The Bulls also had a five-game home winning streak snapped and are just 8-6 at the United Center after beginning the season. Tuesdays game began a stretch of eight of nine games at home — the lone road game is Jan. 9 at Washington — so the Bulls can start another streak if they correct their home-court problems.UP NEXT:The Nets are at Orlando on Friday.The Bulls host the Denver Nuggets on New Years Day. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns say that departed offensive co-ordinator Kyle Shanahan resigned earlier this week. Justin Smoak Jersey .In a release Saturday, the team says it has accepted Shanahans resignation and that quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains would also be departing. The release didnt specifically characterize Loggains departure, but says that the Browns had to make a difficult decision.Shanahan was the teams fifth offensive co-ordinator since 2009.Quarterback Johnny Manziel looked overwhelmed and unprepared in his first NFL start as the Browns were shut out Dec. 14 by Cincinnati, a loss that ended Clevelands playoff hopes. The team selected the former Heisman Trophy winner in the first round of last years draft.The NFL is also investigating whether someone with the Browns improperly sent texts to sideline coaches during games. J.A. Happ Jersey . - Jason Day and Cameron Tringale shot an 8-under 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to increase their lead to three strokes in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Kendrys Morales Jersey . Algeria led 3-0 at halftime, but withstood a stronger South Korean second half performance to claim its first World Cup win since 1982 and move into second place in Group H with one match left to play. Defeat for South Korea means it must now beat already-qualified Belgium to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout stages.KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Norway won the first Olympic mixed relay in biathlon on Wednesday, and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the most decorated Winter Olympian ever with 13 medals. Bjoerndalen broke the record he shared with cross-country skiing great Bjoern Daehlie, also matching his fellow Norwegians record of eight gold medals. Bjoerndalen earlier won gold in Sochi in the mens sprint biathlon. Bjoerndalen can win another medal in the final mens biathlon event of the Sochi Games, the 4x7. Toronto Blue Jays Jerseys. 5K relay on Saturday. Tora Berger faulted twice, but Tiril Eckhoff, Bjoerndalen and Emil Hegle Svendsen all shot cleanly for Norway. They finished in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 17.0 seconds. Czech Republic was 32.6 second behind to win silver, and Italy came in 58.2 seconds behind for bronze. Canada finished 12th. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
TORONTO – Brett Lawrie is off to a slow start at the plate, just 3-for-29 (. Will Richardson Jaguars Jersey .103) entering Wednesday nights tilt with the Astros. Approached to discuss his early season slump, Lawrie obliged but it wasnt long before he got a little help from a friend. "Hell be fine," Jose Reyes shouted as he walked by the discussion. The 24-year-old had a solid Grapefruit League, hitting .339/.373/.484 with two home runs. But thats spring training, the quality of pitching varies (Baseball Reference ranked Lawries mound opponents an 8.6/10) and the types of pitches that get thrown in certain counts are different; often times a pitcher goes into an appearance looking to work on specific parts of his repertoire. Eight games in, Lawrie insists hes not pressing. "Its a long season, man," said Lawrie. "I mean, weve still got 140-plus games so for me to push the panic button right now is no point because its a long year so stay healthy, just keep going and grinding and getting after it. The main thing is that were winning so obviously find positivity there and obviously look to do the job again today and find some way to contribute to the team." The thing is, Lawrie likely is pressing. The fact he doesnt want to talk about it, or admit to it, is fine. "Hes a little mental right now," said hitting coach Kevin Seitzer. "Hes sitting on pitches and hes guessing wrong is whats happening. When that happens you start to lose your approach; you want to get in just to try to hit the ball hard and that ends up being a recipe for disaster. Hes just pressing right now." Lawrie and Seitzer convened for an early Wednesday afternoon hitting session in the batting cage. The aim wasnt to go over significant mechanical tweaks but rather pitch recognition, which is sometimes compromised when a hitter struggles and begins to think too much in the batters box. It appears to the layman observer that the hitch Lawrie had last year has returned to his swing, which occurs just as hes cocking his bat to bring it through the strike zone. "He had some of that in spring training too," said Seitzer. "The late is from tension of reacting to fastballs instead of being ready to hit them and then when you do get one, when youre looking for one and you get it, then you try and do too much and that causes more tension." Manager John Gibbons goes out of his way to praise Lawries maturity, noting his third basemans ability to maintain his composure throughout the early season slump. "Hes come a long way," said Gibbons. Lawrie knows he can contribute in other areas. "Youve got both sides of the coin youve got to worry about," said Lawrie. "Ultimately, if I cant get it done on offence one day than hopefully I can help the team out on defence. Thats kind of how it goes, just try to find a way to contribute." CECIL TAKING CARE Brett Cecil was available for the Blue Jays on Wednesday night against the Astros. He had a 16-pitch, one inning appearance versus Houston on Tuesday and Cecils been careful since spring training not to overextend his arm. "Really what it comes down to is how I feel the day after and how much I can go, whether its just a hitter or a full inning," said Cecil. Cecil made a career-high 60 appearances in 2013, his first full season as a reliever. He was shut down in mid-September, however, suffering from elbow pain. "When I throw one day usually there are no problems, no stiffness," said Cecil. "When I throw two days in a row, the next day it will be a little bit sore. Unless its towards the end of the season, a playoff race or something, that would probably be the only time Id go three days in a row." WAGNER RECALLED Reliever Neil Wagner is back with the Blue Jays, recalled prior to Wednesdays game against the Astros. Right-hander Marcus Walden, who didnt get into a game since joining the Jays on Saturday, was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. The Blue Jays made no secret that Wagners springtime demotion was strictly a business move – Wagner had an option left and others didnt. "Wagner came into his own last year," said manager John Gibbons. "Hes a guy that can get some big outs late in the game for you." With Casey Janssen still on the disabled list with an abdominal strain and Sergio Santos in the closers role in Janssens stead, the Jays need another late-inning right-hander to work alongside Steve Delabar. Wagner fits the mold. With his mid-to-high 90s fastball, the 30-year-old stuck out 33 hitters in 38 innings over 36 appearances for the Blue Jays last season. BASEBALL PODCAST Each week, Ill sit down with Toronto Star baseball columnist Richard Griffin and MLB.coms Blue Jays beat reporter Gregor Chisholm for the Baseball Podcast. Well discuss the latest news surrounding the ballclub. The aim will be record the podcast each Wednesday but will depend on our respective schedules. Well keep you posted on Twitter. Click here for the first edition, recorded the afternoon of Wednesday, April 9. We talk about the early season performance of the starting rotation, hitters running hot and cold through the first week of the season and last weeks salary deferral revelations. Logan Cooke Jaguars Jersey . Got Jacks? Pulling off a comeback for the ages, feisty Stephen F. Austin became the latest No. 12 seed to pull off an upset, tying the game on Desmond Haymons did-that-just-happen four-point play with 3. Taven Bryan Jersey . Fellow Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain also had a brace for Napoli. And Samuel Etoo scored for his fourth different team. On a night of standout individual performances Wednesday, Schalke goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand had a game hell want to forget.Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tobias Harris and the Orlando Magic have their first win. The Philadelphia 76ers are still waiting. Harris long jumper at the buzzer gave the Magic a 91-89 win over the Sixers on Wednesday night in a game between two 0-4 teams. The Magic avoided what would have been their first 0-5 start since 1990-91, their second season as an NBA team. The Sixers are 0-5 for the first time since the 2001-02 season, when they lost their first five games as the defending Eastern Conference champions. Making matters worse, center Nerlens Noel left the game with a sprained ankle in the third quarter and did not return. Harris made his winner from just inside the 3-point line on the right wing, shooting it over Sixers forward Luc Mbah a Moute, then running down the court toward the Orlando bench in celebration. It came after Henry Sims tied the score for Philadelphia at the other end on a straightaway jumper with 4.6 remaining, his only bucket of the game. Harris ended with 18 points for the Magic, who were coming off a 98-90 loss in Chicago on Tuesday night. They are 24-5 in the last 29 meetings with the Sixers and 14-4 in their last 18 games in Philadelphia. Nikola Vucevic added 17 points in the win, Channing Frye scored 13 with 11 rebounds and Ben Gordon had 15 points off the bench. Tony Wroten continued his hot start with 27 points to lead the Sixers, who finally played a close game after losing their first four by an average of 13.25 points. Brandon Davies added 20 points and K.J. McDaniels had 12 off the bench. Noel, who missed all of last season with a knee injury he suffered as a freshman at Kentucky, rolled his ankle under the basket and limped off under his own power. The team announced soon after that thhe ankle was sprained. Custom Jaguars Jerseys. As far as how long it will keep him out, Im not sure, Sixers coach Brett Brown said. The Sixers had 10 turnovers in the first three quarters, then 10 more in the fourth. The Magic turned the ball over 21 times in the first three quarters but only three times in the fourth. The game was tied 52-52 at halftime and 75-75 after three quarters. Noel had four points, two rebounds and three assists before leaving, including a behind-the-back bounce pass to Alexey Shved for a layup that finished off a 3-on-1 in the second quarter. McDaniels also made the highlight reels for Philadelphia in the second quarter when he threw down an alley-oop off Wrotens pass despite being fouled by Moe Harkless. A 3-pointer by Frye sparked a 9-0 run by Orlando, but the Sixers tied the score behind 15 first-half points from Wroten, who scored 11 of them in the first quarter -- including nine Sixers points in a row during one stretch. Philadelphia had the biggest lead of any team until that point when Mbah a Moutes dunk made it 64-57 midway through the third quarter. The Sixers led by eight after that, but another 3-pointer by Frye led to a 12-2 Orlando run. Game Notes Wroten had eight assists and five steals. He is averaging 20.8 points in five games and joined Allen Iverson as the only Sixers players since 1985 with 104 points and 17 steals in the first five games of a season ... After their 0-5 start in 2001, reigning MVP Iverson and the Sixers ripped off seven straight wins on the way to making the playoffs ... The Los Angeles Lakers (0-5) are also winless ... The Sixers will finish a four-game homestand on Friday against Chicago ... The Magic return home to play Minnesota on Friday. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
The Montreal Canadiens could be in for a tough contract negotiation with pending unrestricted free agent Markov, as the 36-year-old defenceman is asking for a multi-year contract from the only NHL club hes ever played for. Dorian ODaniel Jersey . "Last I heard, and it is a fluid situation subject to change, Andrei Markov was asking Montreal for a three-year deal worth $6 million per year," TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted on Monday. Markov scored seven goals and added 36 assists in 81 games with the Canadiens in 2013-14. It was the first time since 2008-09 that the Russian defender appeared in more than 50 games in an NHL season. Markov signed a three-year deal with the Canadiens prior to the 2011-12 season worth an average annual value of $5.75 million. In 765 career games – all with the Canadiens – Markov has scored 98 goals and added 344 assists for 442 points and a plus-30 rating. The Canadiens originally drafted Markov in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He has represented Russia on the international stage on multiple occasions, most recently at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. He has also won three IIHF World Championship medals, capturing gold in 2008. Sammy Watkins Jersey . -- Ben Brust scored 19 points to lead six Wisconsin players in double figures as the No. David Amerson Jersey . Sundays game against the Colorado Rapids at B.C. Place Stadium has important implications in determining Major League Soccers playoff picture and will also mark the final game in the career of veteran South Korean defender Young-Pyo Lee.PINEHURST, N.C. -- The number on the scorecard was the same as Thursday but Graham DeLaet definitely felt as if he played much better at the U.S. Open on Friday than a day earlier. The Canadian, who used 75 strokes to get around Pinehurst No. 2, took 14 of those on just two holes, recording a triple and a double bogey. He also added a penalty shot on a morning that simply didnt go his way. Even with all that adventure and some visits to the newly added native areas, he walked off the course feeling not too badly about his play. "Im not even really disappointed because I felt I was in total control of my game all day," he said. "Three balls in that natural rough and twice I couldnt get a club on it and I made a triple and a double and the other time I went to move some debris next to my ball and my ball moved and that cost me a stroke. Other than that I played well all day." Thats the U.S. Open. So hard to make birdies, so easy to make doubles. DeLaet started his day on the right note, making his first birdie of the competition on the third hole. He cancelled that out with a bogey at six, when his approach shot came up short of the putting surface and he wasnt able to get up and down. On the eighth, however, disaster struck. DeLaets tee shot sailed left and ended up in a troubled lie against some wiregrass. His second to the green also went left and ended up in another almost impossible lie. He hacked it out and the ball ended up behind a tree, so he took an unplayable then chipped it over the green. He lobbed his next shot to 20 feet and, of coursse, dropped the putt for a triple. Sammy Watkins Chiefs Jersey. Two holes later, another errant drive led to a double as he scrambled around the green, and a hole after that, he incurred the penalty. "I guess its a little disappointing," said DeLaet. "Coming in, I didnt expect to miss the cut. But at the same time I feel like I played well and a lot better than my score but thats the U.S. Open and Im packing." This was DeLaets first time teeing it up in the American championship and the learning curve is steep. Its also the third straight major in which hes failed to make it to the weekend, something thats frustrating for 32-year-old. "I feel like my game should be suited for tough golf courses," he stated, "but my record hasnt shown that quite yet. "Theres a lot more to [the Majors] than golfing your ball. There are all the outside distractions and the mental pressure and everything that goes along with a major championship. Now Ive got my feet wet in all four and Im looking forward to the next one." DeLaet is planning to play the next two events on the PGA Tour as well as the RBC Canada Cup, a special outing in Halifax as part of the new Web.com Tour event there. Hell then take two weeks off before playing a long stretch of what could be eight tournaments in nine weeks, including the RBC Canadian Open. The schedule will be busy, DeLaet said, but it isnt as if hes moving pianos. "Im playing professional golf and going to a lot of cool places," he said. "Overseas, Montreal . . . you cant really complain." Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys WholesaleCheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs say they have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Jose Veras that includes a club option for 2015. Erik Haula Golden Knights Jersey . The deal was announced on Friday. Veras is due $3.85 million next season, and the Cubs have a $5.5 million option for 2014 with a $150,000 buyout. He can make an additional $750,000 annually in performance bonuses based on games finished. Veras was 0-5 with a 3.02 ERA in 67 games last season for the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers, who acquired him on July 29. Detroit declined a $4 million option on Veras in November and opted to pay a $150,000 buyout. Erik Haula Jersey . -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday for the first time in his seven-year career because of a swollen muscle in his left upper back. Reid Duke Golden Knights Jersey . -- First baseman Carlos Pena and outfielder Brennan Boesch have signed minor league deals with the Los Angeles Angels.Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Life without Kevin Durant was fine for the Oklahoma City Thunder through three quarters. Then the Portland Trail Blazers got red hot in the fourth. LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and the Blazers pulled away for a 106-89 win over the Thunder in the sseason opener for both teams on Wednesday night. Custom Vegas Golden Knights Jerseys. The Thunder led 77-75 after three quarters, but Portland outscored them 31-12 in the final frame. Russell Westbrook, who had 36 points through three, netted just two points on 1-of-6 shooting in the fourth. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
TORONTO - Kyle Lowry has been named the NBAs Eastern Conference player of the week, the latest in a list of awards for the Toronto Raptors. Ousmane Dembele Barcelona Jersey.Lou Williams earned the award two weeks ago, while Dwane Casey was named Eastern coach of the month for November.Its pretty cool, it just shows how hard were working, Lowry said. Its just our team being a good team, how hard we work ... and winning. Winning brings a lot more attention to an organization.Lowry led the league scoring last week with an average of 29.3 points as the Raptors posted a 2-1 record. He was fifth among Eastern Conference players with an average of 8.7 assists.He also shot .492 (30-for-61) from the field and .913 (21-for-23) from the free-throw line.Its the third time in his career that Lowry has won player of the week honours.Im very honoured to get this award, but its all because of my teammates and my coaching staff, letting me do my job and supporting me, Lowry said prior to Mondays against the Denver Nuggets.Casey took the opportunity to urge fans to put Lowry on the NBAs Eastern Conference all-star team.Hes played at an all-star level, he deserves to be an all-star this year, and I hope our fans are getting out their pencils, and 15 to 25 ballots apiece, and voting, Casey said.Im saying that facetiously, but in all seriousness, hes one of the top point guards in the NBA and he deserves to be on it.Lowry won the award last season for the week ending Feb. 2, 2014. 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Ancelotti says "Gareth had some problems at the beginning (of the season) but when he found good physical condition he scored a lot of goals, he had a good impact on the team.MONTREAL - Adonis Stevenson has dodged more verbal blows than punches this year and is glad to be getting back in the ring to do some real boxing.The 37-year-old from Montreal will defend his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title Dec. 19 at the Pepsi Colisee in Quebec City against little-known Russian Dmitry Sukhotsky, an opponent who has been panned as yet another easy mark.Stevenson, a power-punching lefthander, had hoped to be in against ring legend Bernard Hopkins, and there was pressure to face heavy hitter Sergey Kovalev, but neither of those bouts came to be.That sparked accusations that Stevenson (24-1) has been ducking the best in the division to milk his title for paydays against second-tier opponents.Stevenson bristled at that suggestion at a news conference on Wednesday.My manager, Al Haymon, negotiates. Im a boxer, he said. If it doesnt happen, Its not my fault and its not Al Haymons fault. Its just negotiations.Its not like Im ducking the best boxers. Its not about that. For sure I wanted to fight Hopkins. When I first won the title I called out Hopkins. Sure Im disappointed, but the negotiations didnt happen with him. Its not that Im afraid of him or anyone.Promoter Yvon Michel said 33-year-old Sukhotsky (22-2) was the best opponent available for the bout, the main event on a card to be aired on the U.S. specialty channel Showtime.Stevenson dropped a planned showdown with Kovalev by leaving the HBO network to join Showtime, hoping for a shot at Hopkins. But the 49-year-old Hopkins left the Canadian out to dry by jumping to HBO to face Kovalev. The unification bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles takes place Saturday in Atlantic City.Michel said Stevenson should face a top opponent in the spring in mandatory challenger Jean Pascal. Stevenson and Pascal are both Montreal boxers of Haitian descent, but there is no love lost between them.Pascal, the former WBC champ who lost the title to Hopkins, has been calling Stevenson out for weeks on social media, suggesting the champion is afraid to face any truly dangerous opponents.If hes number one, Ill fight him, said Stevenson. I dont have a problem.Hes just using my name to build up his name. He says Im scared, Im this, Im that. Thats just him talking. Its not going to work.Trainer Sugar Hill said Stevenson has to focus on the fight hes got rather than the ones that might have been.Sukhotsky is not well known, but he has a strong record and has faced some decent opponents. He lost a bid for the WBO title by decision in 2009 to Juergen Braemer in Germany and dropped a decision in 2012 to Cornelius White in Las Vegas.He has never been knocked out or even knocked down. Stevenson had to pick himself up off the canvas in an unexpectedly difficult win by decision in hhis last outing in May against Andrzej Fonfara. Ivan Rakitic Barcelona Jersey. Stevenson joked that while he doesnt know Sukhotsky, he wont Google him. That referred to the bout in which Stevenson won the title in 2013 against Chad Dawson, whose pre-fight trash talk including saying Who is this guy? I had to Google him. Stevenson knocked Dawson out cold in only 76 seconds.I dont know him, but Ive seen some tapes, said Hill. Those are the guys who are most dangerous, the people you dont think about.Its a dangerous fight. Anyone in these big weight classes is a danger because they have the weight to go with the punches. So were not looking past this fight. But truthfully, Adonis doesnt care who hes fighting.Hill is excited to start training next week because they will be moving into a new Kronk Gym in Detroit. The legendary gym that produced Thomas Hearns and other greats has been in a few locations since the original venue was closed by the city.The last location shut its doors when its founder, training great Emanuel Steward, died of an intestinal ailment in 2012, so they trained wherever they could find space.I have to finish putting the ring up, said Hill, Stewards nephew. I have to put Emanuels name on it and things like that.Adonis was at the last Kronk because Emanuel worked with him the last two fights before he passed. This is a more permanent gym, but it will be added delight for Adonis because hes going to be the first one, and the first champion, in that gym. He gets to break the new gym in.The co-feature has former super-middleweight contender Andre Dirrell against an as-yet undetermined opponent. The American Dirrell, (23-1), is on a comeback from a bout with Arthur Abraham in 2010 that left him with a brain injury.Michel said public demand moved Showtime to include Artur Beterbiev (6-0), an impressive Russian light heavyweight fighting out of Montreal. He will face American Jeff Page Jr. (15-0).Beterbiev has needed only 13 rounds to dispatch six opponents, including former world champion Tavoris Cloud, who went down in the second at the Bell Centre in September.But the best bout of the night should be a welterweight rematch between Romanian-born Ionut (Jojo) Dan (33-2) of Montreal and Kevin Bizier (22-1) of Quebec City. The winner gets the No. 1 ranking in the IBF and becomes mandatory challenger to champion Kell Brook of England.The southpaw Dan went into Biziers hometown in November and won a split decision in an action-packed bout. Now he has to do it again, with more at stake.I think I had better experience than him and maybe I wanted it more, Dan said of their last encounter. I know hes got more experience from the last fight and he knows me better, but I know him better too.For sure, itll be an exciting fight.Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork. Jeff Hornacek Jazz Jersey .com) - Memphis says it has punished 12 football players involved in an ugly brawl with BYU following the Miami Beach Bowl last month. The university said Tuesday the 12 players were issued stern and appropriate penalties for their roles in the fight, including suspensions ranging from a single half to two games, but did not name individual players. It said individual suspensions would be announced in conjunction with the first game next season. BYU has yet to announce any punishments over the brawl, though Memphis said in its statement that the programs worked together on the matter and that players from both teams would participate in a conference call where formal apologies will be issued. An email to a BYU athletic department spokesman wasnt immediately returned Tuesday afternoon. Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said in a statement that the university holds its students to the highest standards of sportsmanship and personal conduct. The actions of a few members of our football program in Miami were completely unacceptable, he said. I can assure our community, fans and stakeholders that we have and will continue to hold our young men and women accountable and will use this unfortunate incident as a teaching tool for all our student- athletes moving forward. Memphis issued its penalties following a review by the university and American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco. The penalties included mandatory anger-management counseling and community service hours and additional team-regulated punishments to be decided by head coach Justin Fuente and his staff. After Memphis beat BYU 55-48 in double-overtime on Dec. 22, a large on-field melee erupted in which players from both teams exchanged punches, leaving some bloodied. The brawl appeared to start with Memphis defensive lineman Martin Ifedi and BYU offensive lineman Tejan Koroma, but many other players were involved. In a blow captured live on the TV broadcast, BYU defensive back Kai Nacua punched Memphis tight end Alan Cross from behind as Cross was being held by one of his coaches. Nacua was bleeding from a cut below his left eye. Elsewhere, Memphis offensive lineman Chase Johnson was seen swinging his helmet at a BYU player and Cougars linebacker Harvey Langi appeared to throw several rapid punches at an opponent. Fuente said after the game, Its not who we are. Its not what we want to represent. I hope it doesnt take away from an incredible football game on both sides. Pete Maravich Jersey .“I always did my stuff ahead of the deadline. The best deal Ive ever done was the Darryl Sydor deal. We did that at the end of January in 04, and Syd was the missing piece. Adrian Dantley Jersey . Pretty good hitting, too. Dan Haren pitched six innings and sparked the go-ahead rally with a single, leading Los Angeles to another win over the skidding Atlanta Braves, 4-2 on Tuesday night.HALIFAX - The Halifax Mooseheads held off a third period rally by the Charlottetown Islanders en route to a 3-2 win in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Friday night.Halifax (3-4-2) got on the scoreboard late in the first period with consecutive goals by Timo Meier and Danny Moynihan. Vincent Watt scored unassisted at 6:31 of the third period to cap the Mooseheads scoring.Oliver Cooper and Filip Chlapik found the back of the net for the Islanders (5-4-2).Montreal Canadiens prospect Zachary Fucale made 24 saves for Halifax. 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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Steve Nash Jersey . - Ethan Finlay scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew beat New England 2-1 on Saturday night to extend the Revolutions losing streak to eight games. Finlay ran down a long ball from Justin Meram, shrugged off a defender, and hammered a shot into the back of the net. Federico Higuain opened the scoring for the Crew (6-7-8) in the 43rd minute, bending in a free kick around the wall from 23 yards out. New Englands Kelyn Rowe missed on a left-footed shot in the 50th minute, but his ensuing corner kick to the head of A.J. Soares tied it at 1. New England (7-11-2) is one short of the club record for consecutive losses set in 1997-98. The Revolution have scored four goals during the slide. Wil Trapp received a yellow card in the 41st minute and will miss the Crews next match on an accumulation suspension. Dan Majerle Jersey .The long-haired pivot, who joined the Alouettes midway through the CFL season and put up a 9-3 record as a starter, will be listed as the top quarterback in training camp next spring.With a full training camp under his belt, the Alouettes will see if he has what it takes to get them back to the Grey Cup game after a four-year absence. Brandon Knight Jersey . -- Patrick Kueng of Switzerland was nearly flawless as he captured his first World Cup and halted Aksel Lund Svindals streak of four straight super-G victories on Saturday.1) Theres just something so satisfying about watching a guy whos 59 dunk like hes 8 inches taller. Adams State Universitys Josh Kioh takes flight with a bounce pass alley-oop 360. We dont know who soared in the air for longer, Kioh, or the kids flying around the gym after the destruction.2) Fans argue day and night about whos currently the best in-game dunker in the NBA (we here at Bar Down certainly do), and with one insane through the legs dunk, college player Brandon Peters can enter the conversation. Dont agree? Check the slow-mo.3) Well admit, the first time we watched this the handspring at the beginning kind of looked like a gimmick. But upon review, we realized the handspring pretty much means dunker Justin Darlington is essentially doing a through the legs from flat with no run up. Yikes! 4) We already loved the dunk, but add a clip from the movie Friday and youve got yourself one of the best Vine dunks going. A through the legs dunk off a wall? "Daaaaaamn" indeed.5) Okay, so earlier we said props were kind of lame, but lets reiterate. Props are lame, unless that prop is FIRE. A very odd choice of music considering the obvious choice shouldve been the menu music from NBA Jam, featuring announcer Tim Kitzrow yelling "HES ON FIRE."6) Forget what you hheard, good things come in twos. Phoenix Suns Gear. Kenny Dobbs makes his second appearance on the list with a Vine that includes two dunks, and a dunk that includes two basketballs. 7) Sometimes the beauty of a dunk doesnt come from the technicality, but simply from how stylish it looks. This reverse dunk looks wildly out of control as soon as the dunker takes off, but thats what makes it so amazing. If any dunking video needs plane sound effects, its this one.8) At one point in this Vine the ball looks like its 20 feet in the air, which is approximately the height high schooler Javonte Douglas reaches to finish the put back slam. Hyperbole? Maybe. Insanity? Definitely.9) Justin Darlington makes his second appearance on this list, and all it took was an under the legs dunk over someone. You may still be questioning his first dunk, but consider this, Darlington can jump so high he can sit on top of your head without the use of his hands.10) We end our list on a light note. Some of you may remember the "dunk cam" craze that took over vine last year, but for those of you that dont all I can ask is, "why are you disturbing my class?" Hope you enjoyed our list, and try your best not to get dunked on unexpectedly, because the dunk cam might be watching! Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '
TORONTO - According to Masai Ujiris wish list, the Toronto Raptors draft picks will be tough, eager to play defence, able to blend in well with coach Dwane Caseys playing style, and one of them will be a shot blocker. Alex McGough Seahawks Jersey . The Raptors general manager has his list of possible draft selections whittled down to a handful ahead of Thursday nights NBA draft in Brooklyn, New York. The Raptors, who have auditioned dozens of players over the past couple of weeks, have the 20th overall pick in the first round, as well as the 37th and 58th picks in the second. "I think probably by (Tuesday), it will be narrowed down to probably five guys (for the No. 20 spot), and that doesnt include guys that could fall," Ujiri said. "And about 600 at 37," he added laughing. Ujiri said part of his pre-draft research is figuring out players who are capable of giving Casey what he wants. "Were an aggressive team, were going to play tough, play hard on the defensive end and stop people, and we are going to play up-tempo on the offensive end," Ujiri said. "We have to bring in those kinds of players, we cant just draft anybody to come here and throw to Dwane Casey, that wouldnt be fair." He and his staff will go for the best player on the board rather than draft specifically for position, although he said hed be happy if a shot blocker happened to be available at one of their three picks. Ujiri, who was still with the Denver Nuggets during last years draft, hasnt entirely ruled out moving up to a higher pick. "(But) I dont do heartbreaks very well," he said. "Those trades and talks, people dont understand, we talk about a hundred trades and maybe two happen. Thats just the nature of our business. "Well be aggressive, but our energy is focused on 20 rather than wasting our time on whats not. If theres anything, I always feel like those kinds of things almost come to you rather than you chase them. If we smell anything anywhere, well be aggressive, but 20 is what were counting on." Toronto didnt have a pick in last years draft. They selected Terrence Ross with their No. 8 pick in 2012. They selected Kareem Rush at No. 20 in 2002 and traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers. The previous year, they took Morris Peterson at No. 21. Ujiri said its been a gruelling few weeks of pouring over the specifics of this years draft class. "We do a lot of mechanics, pictures, analytics, background checks, psych tests and all that stuff. When they come for workouts, there are so many things you look at, foot speed, how tall they are, their demeanours, so many things," he said. "Its a huge process for us and just builds and builds and builds. "Now hopefully by Wednesday morning we will have gathered all the information we have. And then mess it up with a trade or something," he added, laughing. The difficult part is judging a players potential — "we have to figure out where the player is now and what he will be in a couple of years from now or four years from now." Point guard Kyle Lowry led the Raptors to their first post-season appearance in six seasons, where they were eliminated by the Brooklyn Nets in the first round. Lowry becomes a free agent on July 1, but Ujiri said his status wont be a factor in how the Raptors select in the draft. "We are going full force after Kyle Lowry, and if theres a talented point guard in the draft. . . well go for talent in the draft. But Kyle Lowry is our target," he said. Several Canadians have been among the players whove worked out for the Raptors at the Air Canada Centre, including point guard Tyler Ennis, forwards Melvin Ejim and Khem Birch and seven-foot-two centre Jordan Bachynski. There could be as many as five to eight Canadians taken in the draft, led by Andrew Wiggins, the Vaughan, Ont., star whos expected to go No. 1 or 2. Ujiri pointed out that plenty can happen between now and Thursday night. Three days before the NBA draft, there have already been a couple of surprises. Highly-touted prospect Joel Embiid had surgery last week on the stress fracture on his foot. Draft prospect Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a career-ending condition. "I walked into (the office) today and was like Please, no news thats going to throw me off right now. Because it will keep coming, there will be something tonight, tomorrow morning, there will be something, thats just the nature of the draft," Ujiri said. "You love it, thats why we do it, theres always action." Rasheem Green Seahawks Jersey . Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Kings stretched their streak to seven wins in a row with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Rashaad Penny Jersey . But its also a smart game. Theres more to the Kings than banging bodies. They take a toll mentally on their opponents.HOUSTON -- Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said after Saturdays game against Houston that Nelson Cruz is in a good place. Great or excellent would be more fitting adjectives to describe how the first-year Orioles star is playing. Cruz hit his major league-leading 20th home run and drove in three runs to back a solid start by Chris Tillman, and the Orioles snapped a four-game skid with a 4-1 win over the Astros. "Nelson is letting the ball travel and letting it get deep," Showalter said. "Hes come in with a reputation of being streaky and I dont think Ive ever seen him locked in for this long a period of time. A lot of guys at his age start figuring out who they are and learning from their mistakes through the years in more ways than one." Cruz was suspended 50 games last year while playing for the Texas Rangers as a result of Major League Baseballs investigation into the Biogenesis drug scandal before signing a one-year deal with the Orioles this off-season. He agreed with Showalters assessment of his recent play. "I see the ball well," he said. "Like I said before, its hard to be consistent for that long. I just take my routine and try to do it on a daily basis so I can stay more consistent." The loss ends a season-best seven-game winning streak for the Astros. Tillman (5-2) allowed one run on four hits over 6 2-3 innings to bounce back after allowing 14 runs combined in his last two starts. Zach Britton pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save. The Orioles took the lead when Dallas Keuchel (6-3) walked home two runs in the fifth and Cruz extended the lead to 4-1 with his solo shot to left-centre off Jerome Williams in the eighth. Cruzs 52 RBIs lead the majors and are the most in team history at the end of May, surpassing the 50 RBIs Chris Davis had entering June last year. Cruz, who also doubled on Saturday, has a 12-game hitting streak with six doubles, eight homers and 15 RBIs in that span. He was pleased that the was able to get the offence going on Saturday after scoring just two runs in the previous two games combined. "As a team we know we can score runs. No doubt," he said. "We have top to bottom one of the best lineups in the league. So it waas a matter of time (before) we came back and do what we were supposed to do. Custom Seattle Seahawks Jerseys. I think today was a great example." Keuchel allowed six hits and three runs with three walks in six innings to end a four-game winning streak. He was done in by his lack of control on Saturday after walking just one batter in his previous four starts combined. Keuchel was coming off two stellar outings where he posted a 1.02 ERA and was named AL player of the week. "I just didnt have a feel," Keuchel said of the fifth inning. "Give them credit for laying off a few pitches. Thats a good team. I was lucky to get out of there with just three runs." Manny Machado singled off Keuchel with one out in the fifth before a two-out single by Caleb Joseph. Nick Markakis walked to load the bases before the Orioles took the lead on a walk by Steve Pearce. A third straight walk -- this one by Cruz -- scored another run to push the lead to 3-1. Keuchel took Adam Jones to a full count before striking him out to end the inning. Markakis hit a leadoff double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Cruz with one out to put Baltimore up early. Jason Castro doubled with no outs in the second inning before Tillman plunked two of the next three batters to load the bases with one out. Robbie Grossman singled on a dribbler down the right field line to tie it at 1-1. NOTES: The series wraps up on Sunday when Baltimores Wei-Yin Chen opposes Scott Feldman. ... Saturday was the 1,000th career game for Jones. ... Baltimore RHP Tommy Hunter, on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 21 with a left groin strain, will throw a bullpen session on Sunday. ... Machado, who has hit in the No. 2 spot for most of his career, was moved down to the seventh spot this week after struggling this season. Showalter is confident that Machado, who had two hits Saturday, will get back on track and thinks this move could help. "Were just trying to be patient for him to work his way back into it, but thats a challenge," Showalter said. "He gets frustrated. He hides it pretty well. 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