miaowang123's blog

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork. Julius Peppers Jersey .com) - Montrezl Harrell had 22 points and 15 rebounds and No. 10 Louisville rallied from 18 down in the second half to beat No. 13 North Carolina 78-68 in overtime on Saturday. Louisville outscored the North Carolina 53-25 over the last 22 1/2 minutes of the game to snap a six-game Tar Heels winning streak that began with a one- point victory over the Cardinals in Chapel Hill on Jan. 10. Terry Rozier added 22 points and 10 rebounds, scoring eight in overtime to help Louisville (18-3, 6-2 ACC) pick up its third consecutive win since a loss to Duke two weeks ago. Chris Jones scored seven of his 17 points in overtime for the Cardinals. Marcus Paige had 15 points to lead North Carolina (17-5, 7-2) and J.P. Tokoto added 11 with 11 rebounds. Brice Johnson had two points and 10 rebounds before fouling out. The Tar Heels shot 43.3 percent from the field, down from a 50.8 percent mark during their winning streak. They are 0-3 all-time against the Cardinals in Louisville, also losing games in 1929 and 1999. Louisville trailed by 18 two minutes into the second half but was within eight after Harrell stretched back to catch a lob pass from Jones and threw down a muscular one-handed alley-oop dunk. The play stirred the home crown and forced North Carolina to call a timeout with 12:34 remaining in regulation. Later, Rozier and Jones knocked down consecutive 3s and Harrell was fouled hard but completed a three-point play to cap a 9-0 run that tied the score for Louisville with 8:20 remaining. The Cardinals never took the lead in the second half and the score remained tied at 60-60 for the final 3:13 of regulation. Louisville had a good chance to win it, but Jones dribbled the ball too long up top and the best the Cardinals could do was Harrells 3-point try at the buzzer, which hit off the back of the rim. Roziers layup to make it 62-60 in overtime gave the Cardinals their first lead since 10-7. Wayne Blackshear scored his first points to make it 69-64 in the midst of a 10-0 Louisville run that put the game away. North Carolina held Louisville under 26 percent shooting in the first half and pushed its lead to 14 late in the period with a 9-2 run capped by back-to-back jumpers from Kennedy Meeks. The Tar Heels outrebounded the Cardinals 27-16 in the half and held a 36-25 lead at the break. Game Notes Justin Jackson and Nate Britt scored 10 apiece for North Carolina. Britt fouled out ... The Tar Heels lead the all-time series against Louisville 10-4 ... North Carolina hosts No. 2 Virginia on Monday ... Louisville plays at Miami on Tuesday. Thomas Davis Jersey . Both moves were announced Tuesday. The Titans had waived Matthews on Saturday when they promoted wide receiver Michael Preston from the practice squad. Scott Simonson Jersey . According to a report from CSN Bay Area, the 49ers are bracing for 6-8 game suspension for their outside linebacker.Being as honest and blunt and usual, Brian Burke emphatically denied he would in any way consider tanking over the next couple of seasons to secure a top–end draft pick, even with his Flames in rebuilding mode. “If the coach made the suggestion I would fire him on the spot,” Burke said Thursday on TSN 1050. “If I made the suggestion I would ssuggest to ownership that they fire me on the spot. J.J. Jansen Jersey. ” The Flames president also discussed his timetable for hiring a new GM, the job Bob Hartleys done as Calgarys head coach and what made him deal for Phil Kessel following a draft day interview he deemed “pathetic.” Burke: Tanking would be a fireable offence Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
OSAKA, Japan -- Sixth-seeded Madison Keys reached her fourth WTA quarterfinal of the season Thursday by beating Chinas Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-0 in the second round of the Japan Open. Spencer Hawes Jersey . The 18-year-old American won nine successive games to wrap up the match in just 51 minutes. Keys lost just three points in the second set. Ninth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France faltered after winning a 67-minute first set, losing 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-0 to Jie Zheng of China. Jie will play Keys on Friday for a place in the semifinals. Misaki Doi also reached the quarters by beating fellow Japanese player Kimiko Date-Krumm 7-6 (3), 6-4. Doi will face American Samantha Stosur, who at No. 3 is the highest seeded player still in the tournament. Khris Middleton Jersey . We wonder if the price of a Roberts rookie card has at least gone up a few cents? Tribute Tweets #Padres Tony Gwynn had 287 career plate appearances against #Braves trio of Maddux, Glavine, & Smoltz, he hit . Oscar Robertson Jersey . -- Deshorn Brown scored twice, the first coming 13 seconds into the game, and the Colorado Rapids beat the undermanned Seattle Sounders 5-1 Saturday night.EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants agreed to a one-year contract on Friday with tight end Kellen Davis, whose previous teams last game was a Super Bowl victory at the Giants stadium. The 14th free agent signed by the Giants this off-season who played elsewhere last year, Davis spent his first five NFL seasons with Chicago. He joined the Seahawks one week into the 2013 seasonn and played in every game the rest of the way -- except Seattles Super Bowl victory over Denver, when he was inactive. Rashad Vaughn Jersey. Mostly used as a blocker, Davis has 50 receptions for 561 yards and 12 touchdowns in the regular season. He was a fifth-round draft pick by the Bears in 2008. The Giants also signed wide receiver Travis Harvey, who has no NFL experience. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
UNIONDALE, N. Evan Engram Jersey .Y. - Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep a home-and-home series.Lees third goal of the season at 2:38 came on a tip-in of Lubomir Visnovskys slap shot that got past backup goalie Thomas Greiss. Brock Nelson added a power-play goal at 9:47 — his team-leading 10th tally — and Islanders captain John Tavares closed the scoring with his eighth at 15:46.New York had tied it 1-1 in the second period on a goal by Matt Martin.The Islanders and Penguins — intense rivals since they met in the 2013 playoffs — played to a 5-4 shootout victory by New York on Friday.The resurgent Islanders (14-6), who finished last in the Metropolitan Division last season, won for the eighth time in nine games. Halak has won his last six starts, allowing just eight goals.New York tied Pittsburgh atop the division with 28 points, though the Penguins (13-4-2) have played one fewer game.Fans at Nassau Coliseum chanted First place, first place in the closing minutes. The Islanders are off to their best start since the 1987-88 season.The Penguins had won seven of eight on Long Island.Evgeni Malkin gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead with his eighth goal 16:49 in when his shot was stopped by Halak but dribbled into the net. Malkins new linemates — Patrick Hornqvist and Nick Spaling — assisted. Both were acquired in a trade with Nashville last summer.Martin second goal of the season and second in two nights came as the Islanders fourth line continued to contribute strong minutes. Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck had assists on the goal at 18:01 of the second.The 25-year-old Martin played in his 300th NHL game.Saturdays rematch had less offence but was spirited and hard-hitting. Steve Downie fought Travis Hamonic of the Islanders at 15:24 of the first.In the second, the teams traded chances and had multiple crease skirmishes. The Islanders held a 22-16 shots advantage.NOTES: The Islanders honoured Hall of Fame goalie Billy Smith before the game. Smith was an original Islander and played on all four Stanley Cup-winning teams from 1980-83. ... Forward Craig Adams played in his 900th NHL game for the Penguins. ... The Islanders are 12-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners). Shane Vereen Jersey .Y. -- AJ Allmendingers journey is almost complete. Kerry Wynn Jersey . - The situation looked bleak at best for the coach Doc Rivers Clippers — down by four points with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter.MOSCOW - Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Lesia Tsurenko 7-5, 6-2 Monday. The eighth-seeded Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion from Russia, won five consecutive games in the second set and served for the match at love. "I havent been playing at the Kremlin Cup for a couple of years," Kuznetsova said. "But this year I really want to play my best here and thats why I was so nervous at the beginning of the match. And I feel myself much better than a year ago when I really tired of tennis after being on the circuit for 12 years." Kuznetsova is looking for her 14th career title. She last won in San Diego in 2010. Her best result in Moscow was a semifinal appearance in 2007. Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine and Alize Cornet of France also won their first-round matches in straight sets. Stakhovsky upset seventh-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4, 6-3, while Cornet ousted Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-3. Stakhovsky won seven consecutive games to rally froom 4-1 down in the first set and take a 2-0 lead in the second. Landon Collins Jersey. He broke Sousa again in the ninth game, sealing the win with a drop shot on his second match point. "I started a bit nervous and experienced certain problems in the beginning," Stakhovsky said. "But later in the first set I managed to bring my concentration back and dominated the play for the rest of the match." Cornet broke in the 12th game of the first set and took a 4-0 lead in the second. "I didnt expect to play this level today because I just came back from injury," Cornet said. "But surprisingly I played really good today. I think I was really solid especially in the most important moments and thats why I won." Earlier, top-seeded Angelique Kerber, coming off her third career title in Linz, Austria, on Sunday, withdrew with an abdominal strain. Richard Gasquet, who is looking for a spot in the season-ending ATP World Tour finals in London for the second straight season, leads the mens field. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
MESA, Ariz. Jon Singleton Astros Jersey . -- Michael Phelps has competed in the second event of his comeback and failed to advance to the 50-meter freestyle final. The 18-time Olympic gold medallist used Fridays preliminaries at the Arena Grand Prix to fine-tune his butterfly stroke instead of doing freestyle like everyone else in his heat. He finished seventh in a time of 24.06 seconds, missing out on the eight-man evening final. Phelps finished 42nd overall, shutting him out of any of the three consolation finals, which involve the top 32 qualifiers. Competing for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps finished second in the 100 butterfly on Thursday, tying the fourth-fastest time in the world this year. He wont compete on Saturday, the meets final day. Phelps will head to high-altitude training in Colorado next month. Roy Oswalt Astros Jersey . So they rushed to re-sign the first baseman who general manager Ben Cherington described Friday as "a unique player." The World Series champions finalized a $32 million, two-year agreement Thursday with the slugging former catcher who turned into a surprisingly good defender. Dallas Keuchel Jersey . Pearce had a career-high four hits and drove in two runs, and Wei-Yin Chen shut down Texas again as the Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Rangers with a 5-2 victory on Thursday night.PARIS -- The clash of big spenders in the French league finished even as Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1 at home against Monaco on Sunday and missed the chance to replace its title rival at the top of the standings. Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave PSG an early lead with a spectacular finish and Radamel Falcao responded with a fine poachers effort as two of the best strikers in the world cancelled each other out in a match that started at a frenetic pace before fizzling out in the second half. "Given the amount of chances we had I think we deserved to win," PSG coach Laurent Blanc said. "It was a good match and there could have been more goals. What pleased me is that both coaches wanted to win the game." Monaco, which spent even more money than PSG in the off-season, remains two points clear of PSG, which leads third-place Saint-Etienne on goal difference. "Im very satisfied with my players," Monaco coach Claude Ranieri said. "I was very curious before the match to see how my team would play. PSG have a lot of quality players and they have more experience than us. We have a lot of young players and we were up against a team with a lot of big champions." Elsewhere, the goals flowed as Lyon beat Nantes 3-1, Nice thrashed Valenciennes 4-0 and Lorient drew 3-3 with Bordeaux. Striker Edinson Cavani had two chances to win the match for PSG in injury time but first his shot was blocked by defender Andrea Raggi and then his glancing header flashed just wide moments later. "Unfortunately we didnt take our chances," Blanc said. Owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, promoted Monaco spent about 170 million euros ($230 million) this summer. PSG, bankrolled by Qatar Sports Investments, splashed out 114 million euros ($154 million), having spent more than that last season. Falcao joined from Atletico Madrid in a deal estimated to be worth 60 million euros ($79 million), while Cavani cost PSG 64 million euros ($84 million) in the fifth most expensive transfer in history. PSG took only five minutes to strike first when Ibrahimovic emphatically volleyed in Maxwells cross from the left. The move was started by centre half Thiago Silva, whose superb 40-yard pass sailed over the Monaco midfield and gave countryman Maxwell time and space to pick out Ibrahimovic, who jabbed the ball in with the bottom of his boot. Jon Singleton Jersey. "To concede a goal against PSG is normal, but we reacted very well, with a lot of courage, a lot of mental strength," Ranieri said. "This team has a bright future." Ibrahimovic topped the scoring charts last season with 30 goals but this was only his second so far this term. PSG lost Silva to injury after 20 minutes as he limped off clutching the back of his thigh. "I think well be without him for a little while," Blanc said. That left PSG with a makeshift defensive pairing of 19-year-old Marquinhos and fourth-choice centre back Zoumana Camara to face Falcao, and three minutes later the Colombian sprinted to the near post and headed in Joao Moutinhos cross from the left. Ibrahimovic was in one of his daring moods, and tried his luck with a powerful shot from 35 yards that had goalkeeper Danijel Subasic scampering to his left to tip wide for a corner. But with Ibrahimovic hogging possession, Cavani seemed at a loss, sometimes making the same runs and at other times isolated as he waited for a pass. It took 30 minutes for him to get any space and when he did, he fired a low shot that skidded past the post. "Their partnership could be better," Blanc said. "We have to try and fight the right system." PSG should have scored five minutes before halftime, with Ibrahimovic heading over from Cavanis free kick from six yards out. Marco Verrati then opened up Monacos defence with a slick pass to send Ibrahimovic free down the left. He checked inside his marker and then curled a pass over to Ezequiel Lavezzi, who volleyed over. Falcao responded by curling a free kick just wide. PSG had the first chance after the break when Lavezzi burst down the left and crossed for Ibrahimovic, who flicked the ball just wide. Falcao then almost broke free with a sublime piece of skill as he flicked the ball over his head, only to be closed down before he could shoot. Meanwhile, striker Bafetimbi Gomis scored his first goal of the season as Lyon ended its six-match winless run and climbed to seventh place. Dario Cvitanich scored from the penalty spot to give fifth-place Nice its first goal in the new 35,000-seater Allianz Riviera stadium. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers became the second team this week to beat the San Antonio Spurs in triple-overtime. Damian Lillard had a career-high 43 points, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 and the Blazers pulled away in the third overtime to top the Spurs 129-119 on Friday night. Lillard hit game-tying 3-pointers in regulation and the first overtime and scored nine of Portlands 17 points in the third overtime as the Blazers wrapped up their fourth consecutive win. Cory Joseph hit a tying shot in the second OT for San Antonio, which became the first NBA team in 63 years to play in consecutive three-overtime games. At least the 1951-52 Baltimore Bullets split theirs. The Spurs fell to Memphis 117-116 in Wednesdays triple-OT thriller, two days after the Blazers beat them in Portland. The three-game losing streak for the reigning NBA champions is their longest since a three-game slide Jan. 26-29. Tim Duncan had a season-high 32 points and Danny Green added 27 for the Spurs, who lost despite starting the first two overtimes on 6-0 runs. In the initial overtime, they scored just one more point over the next 2 1/2 minutes. Lillards tying 3-pointer came after Wesley Matthews missed a 3 and Aldridge got the offensive rebound, kicking it back to Lillard at the point. Manu Ginobili missed an off-balance shot for the Spurs before the buzzer. Earlier, Danny Green had a 3-pointer waived off after a replay review showed he was still touching the ball when the shot clock expired. In the second overtime, Duncan also had a basket taken off the board for the same reason. After scoring the first six points again, the Spurs got two more in the next two minutes of the second overtime. Lillard sparked an 8-0 run with a dunk after splitting the defense, which was followed by 3s from Dorell Wright and Steve Blake for a 112-110 lead. But the Spurs tied it when Joseph rattled in a baseline leaner at the other end. Matthews missed a 3 off the back of the rim at the buzzer with a chance to win it, but the Blazers scored 11 straight points to start the third overtime to pull away. It was the largest lead by either team since the Spurs 11-point advantage in the second quarter. Earlier, after Lillard missed a dunk off the back of the rim with Duncan in his face, the Spurs took a 97-95 lead with 5.7 seconds left in regulation on Greens 3 from in front of the Portland bench. But Lillard tied the score at the other end by dribbling past Green off an inbounds pass and getting a layup to drop with Duncan there again. The Spurs, with 1.4 seconds to work with, were unable to win in regulation after Greens 3 at the buzzer was blocked by Lillard on the high right side. Game Notes Aldridge had 16 rebounds while Duncan and Green both pulled down 10 ... Matthews scored 16 points ... Joseph had 10 points and seven assists ... The Spurs are in Dallas on Saturday to take on the division-rival Mavericks, who expect to have new point guard Rajon Rondo in uniform ... The Blazers opened a four-game road trip that continues Saturday in New Orleans. TORONTO - Calgary running back Jon Cornish picked up two CFL player of the week awards for his performance in the Stampeders 28-13 victory over Edmonton on Monday. Cornish was named both the top offensive player and top Canadian, while Saskatchewans Ricky Foley earned the defensive player award and Troy Stoudermire was named the top special teams player. Cornish rushed for a season-high 163 yards and added a touchdown in the Stamps Labour Day victory over the Eskimos. The 2013 CFL MVP, who was playing in just hhis third game of the season after being sidelined with a concussion, had 17 carries, averaging 9.dddddddddddd6 yards. He ran in a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Foley had a pair of sacks and a tackle, and forced and recovered a fumble in the Roughriders 35-30 victory over Winnipeg. The award was the second this season for the Riders defensive end. Stoudermire returned a Josh Bartel punt for 64 yards and a touchdown in the Blue Bombers loss. He had 224 combined return yards on the day. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
PARIS -- Looking to bounce back from the humiliation of last years wooden spoon, France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made the risky move of choosing an untried halves pairing for Saturdays opening Six Nations match against England. Hulk Jersey . Announcing his team Thursday, Saint-Andre went for scrumhalf Jules Plisson alongside flyhalf Jean-Marc Doussain. Both are 22 years old, and Plisson makes his international debut while Doussain has played only five times for France. He also picked lock Alexandre Flanquart -- who has won only two international caps -- to play alongside Pascal Pape in the second row. "Jules has a lot of variety in his game, he had to start one day," Saint-Andre said. "Jules is fully focused. Everything will be easier for him if his teammates make an impact going forward, if the forwards win their battles. So its up to our pack to make things easier for our halves pairing, which is young and talented." Saint-Andre will give the kicking duties to Doussain, adding that Flanquarts selection is a strategic one because of his understanding with Pape, his Stade Francais teammate, and his ability to counter England in the lineouts. More surprisingly still, is that Saint-Andre has left out flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc from his squad, even though Trinh-Duc was arguably Frances best player in the corresponding fixture last year. France looked good for a win at Twickenham last year, leading 10-9 at the interval before being overpowered and losing 23-13 with Trinh-Duc taken off early into the second half. Wesley Fofana and Mathieu Bastareaud give France a powerful midfield in what is expected to be a physical battle at Stade de France. But the deciding factor is once again likely to be who comes out on top in the forwards. "We know from experience that the English have a powerful scrum. We know what to expect. Every time Ive played against them the scrum has always been a big combat zone," said veteran prop Nicolas Mas, who is set to win his 66th cap. "Last year we took them on well in the forwards, and we even thought we could win at Twickenham because we unsettled them so much." Englands young squad is growing in self-belief and experience under Stuart Lancaster and will want to make amends for a 30-3 defeat to Wales last year that cost the title and a Grand Slam. "We had one day in Cardiff when it didnt go as we would have wanted, but since then the focus has been on us improving," lock Joe Launchbury said. "Hopefully we showed where we are in the autumn and well continue to do that." While France has injury problems -- inspirational captain Thierry Dusautoir and flyhalf Remi Tales are both out injured, while prolific winger Vincent Clerc is still lacking full fitness after a long-term knee injury -- England has selection problems. Lancaster pleaded with flyhalf Toby Flood to stay home for club and country, but had to axe him from his squad because Flood, with 60 caps has decided to leave English champion Leicester, which he captains, for Toulouse after the season. The uncapped George Ford replaces him in the squad, while Lancaster handed debuts to outside centre Luther Burrell and wing Jack Nowell for Saturdays game. Burrell has impressed throughout the season for Northampton, and starts ahead of Brad Barritt. Nowell has benefited from injuries to Marland Yarde and Christian Wade to seize the right wing spot from the axed Chris Ashton. France is favourite to win the battle of the forwards, however, with a front five that can mix it with the worlds best on their day, and England are braced to withstand an early onslaught in the scrum. "Id say weve removed any lingering doubt over our physicality, but the question will continue to be asked," Launchbury said. "We went to Argentina and played well there. We had three tough autumn matches and I dont think anyone could say we lacked bite in those matches." -- France: Brice Dulin, Yoann Huget, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Maxime Medard, Jules Plisson, Jean-Marc Doussain; Louis Picamoles, Bernard Le Roux, Yannick Nyanga, Pascal Pape, Alexandre Flanquart, Nicolas Mas, Benjamin Kayser, Thomas Domingo.Reserves: Dimitri Szarzewksi, Yannick Forestier, Rabah Slimani, Yoann Maestri, Antoine Burban, Damien Chouly, Maxime Machenaud, Gael Fickou. England: Mike Brown, Jack Nowell, Luther Burrell, Billy Twelvetrees, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Danny Care; Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw (captain), Billy Vunipola.Reserves: Tom Youngs, Mako Vunipola, Henry Thomas, Dave Attwood, Ben Morgan, Lee Dickson, Brad Barritt, Alex Goode. Ricardo Oliveira Jersey . Completely. Two days after releasing Peyton Manning, the longtime face of the franchise, the Colts announced they were cutting four fan favourites: running back Joseph Addai, linebacker Gary Brackett, safety Melvin Bullitt and tight end Dallas Clark. Danilo Jersey . -- So much for concern that running back Marshawn Lynch would be absent from the Seattle Seahawks minicamp.Doha, Qatar (SportsNetwork.com) - Towering Croat Ivo Karlovic stunned world No. 1 star Novak Djokovic amid a sandstorm in Thursdays quarterfinal action at the season-opening $1.22 million Qatar Open. The 6-foot-10 Karlovic, the tallest player in the history of the ATP World Tour, ousted the Wimbledon champion Djokovic in 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 fashion in 2 hours, 15 minutes on the hardcourts at Khalifa International Tennis Complex. Dr. Ivo swatted 21 aces, including four straight to close out the final game of the match. The Croat recorded the only break of serve in the bout in the seventh game of the final set. Karlovic is now 2-1 lifetime against Djokovic, including a perfect 2-0 on hardcourts. It was unbelievable, Karllovic said during his on-court interview following the match. Ricardo Oliveira Brazil Jersey. When I arrived here, I didnt expect that one. He wasnt able to show his full range because it was windy. I just focused on my game and in the end I was a little luckier. Karlovic also claimed his second career victory over a world No. 1, with his previous win over a top-ranked player coming at the expense of Roger Federer in Cincinnati in 2008. Also on Thursday, third-seeded Czech slugger Tomas Berdych drilled sixth- seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-1 and fourth-seeded Spanish veteran David Ferrer whipped German Dustin Brown 6-2, 6-2 to set-up a semifinal affair with Karlovic on Friday. Doha serves as a tune-up for the Australian Open. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
CHARLOTTE, N. Jean Segura Jersey .C. -- The Bobcats have announced starting point guard Kemba Walker is expected to miss 10 to 14 days with a second degree sprain in his left ankle. Walker was injured in the third quarter of Saturday nights loss to the Miami Heat when he stepped on Chris Boshs foot on a fast break layup. X-rays taken at the arena were negative, but Walker had an MRI on Sunday. Walker left the arena Saturday night on crutches and with his foot in a boot. Ramon Sessions is expected to start for Charlotte. The injury will end Walkers streak of 190 straight games played -- the second-longest in team history. Walker is averaging team highs of 18.7 points, five assists and 1.4 steals this season and has scored in double digits 37 times. Carlos Ruiz Jersey . Torres calmly stroked a 51st-minute spot kick down the middle with goalkeeper Romel Quinonez diving right to convert a penalty earned by Javi Martinez. Spain controlled play at the Sanchez Pizjuan but found it hard to convert against a well-organized Bolivian team before Iniesta charged forward to curl around Quinonez in the 84th to seal victory. Felix Hernandez Jersey . Kerr said he had dinner with Jackson, his former coach with Chicago and the new Knicks team president, on Friday night and they talked again Saturday. Kerr is in New York to work the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors for TNT.SECAUCUS, N.J. - Several people have collapsed in an overcrowded New Jersey train station while waiting in long lines to get to the Super Bowl. Emergency medical workers pushed their way through the overheated crowd to treat the people at Secaucus Junction on Sunday afternoon. Long lines have come to a standstill in front of airport-style security machines that apparentlyy cannot handle the crowd volume. Ken Griffey Jersey. People were squeezed together in an enclosed stairwell. As more trains arrived, police tried to thin the sweating, jostling crowd by spreading people across the platform. Initial fan calls of "Seahawks" and "Broncos" gave way to angry shouts of "New Jersey, your Super Bowl sucks!" Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
Its spring - and with the new season its time to break out the bleu, blanc et rouge and the black and gold. Jason Williams Jersey . For the 34th time, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins meet in postseason play as the age-old rivals face off tonight in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference second round series at TD Garden. You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal or on TSN.ca/Montreal. While Montreal has won 24 series between both clubs, the Bruins have won seven of the last 11, including the last two. "I knew that part of playing for the Montreal Canadiens is there were rivalries and a lot of history," said Montreal blueliner P.K. Subban this week. "At the end of the day, well probably talk about it for the next three or four days but once the puck drops, it doesnt matter what rivalry or history there is. "Its just a matter of winning. Then, after the game, well talk abut history and whatever." It wont be the first Bruins-Canadiens series for Montreal coach Michel Therrien. During his first stint with the Canadiens, he won a first-round series in six games over Boston in 2002 before losing in the next round to Carolina. "I was a lot younger at the time and had more hair," said Therrien. "But (Bruins coach) Claude (Julien) has a lot of experience too. "Its a challenge for both teams." The Canadiens had nine days off after their 4-0 series sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning, practice with nearly the same line combinations as they had in Round 1. Theres one change that could be in place for Game 1 with Travis Moen instead of Michel Bournival on the fourth line with Daniel Briere and Dale Weise.  Bruins winger Brad Marchand was not on the ice for Thursdays morning skate. In his place was Daniel Paille, who missed the first round of the playoffs after suffering a head injury. Bruins coach Claude Julien wouldnt comment on Marchands status other than to say that he "took his option." Thursdays morning skate was optional. Carey Price starts in net for Montreal against Vezina Trophy nominee Tuukka Rask. The regular season wasnt much of a struggle for Rasks Bruins and neither was their first-round matchup against the Detroit Red Wings with a 4-1 series win. And a showdown with the Habs has had special meaning for Boston head coach Claude Julien, who was hired by the Bruins after being let go by the Canadiens (save for a shorter stint with the New Jersey Devils). Tonight will mark the fourth time the two teams have squared off in the playoffs since Julien took over behind the bench. "I hated Boston when I was in Montreal, and now I hate Montreal because Im in Boston," Juilen said after practice on Tuesday. "Its a good rivalry. I think it always has been a good rivalry. Its a lot of fun and I think the players get up for these games. As a coach, you dont have to do much of a pep talk when it comes to playing each other. Its more about controlled emotions. The rivalry is what it is, but that your game still remains a game thats under control. I think thats going to be the big challenge for everyone in this series." De Aaron Fox Jersey . A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. Justin Jackson Jersey . Lauzon rushed for 42 yards on 15 carries for the Vert et Or (2-3) while quarterback Jeremi Roch completed 19-of-32 passes for 251 yards and one interception. Alexandre Aube scored the other touchdown for Sherbrooke.RENTON, Wash. - The run of stout defence started with slowing down Arizona, followed by the handcuffing of San Francisco on Thanksgiving night.But the best defensive performance of Pete Carrolls tenure came Sunday when Seattle ground Philadelphias high-speed act to a halt that kept the Seahawks in the thick of the NFC West race.Shutting down Philadelphia and holding the Eagles to 139 total yards was the cap to a three-week run of defence by Seattle the NFL has not seen since 2011.Its returned Seattle to the top of the NFL in total defence and has the Seahawks statically almost equal with last seasons Super Bowl winning unit.The Seahawks are giving up 274.5 yards per game this season. They allowed 273.6 per game last season.The fact Bobby (Wagner) has returned has been significant and also I think Kam (Chancellor) really rounding into full health is helping us too. Hes feeling great and playing like crazy, Carroll said on Monday. I think the camaraderie of those guys being back in there and feeling right has been resounding, you can really feel it.Seattle has allowed 507 total yards in the past three games. According to STATS, Inc., its the fourth-fewest yards allowed over a three-game span by any NFL team since 2006. The Seahawks held Arizona to 204 total yards, the 49ers to 164 and the Eagles to 139.What makes Seattles accomplishment more impressive is the quality of competition faced compared to the three teams that posted better total numbers.The New York Giants gave up 422 yards over three games in 2009, but did it against teams with a winning percentage of .111. The 2011 Houston Texans allowed 494 yards to opponents with a .421 winning percentage and the 2009 New York Jets gave up 497 yards against opponents with a .273.Seattle? They beat the Cardinals when they were 9-1, knocked off the 49ers at 7-4 and handled the 9-3 Eagles. The combined winning percentage of the three: .758.The Seahawks have a chance this week hosting San Francisco to be the first team since the 2011 Texans to have three straightt games holding opponents to under 200 total yards. Peja Stojakovic Jersey. eve tackled really well, really well for some time now. In the last couple years that has been a real sign of our performance and stuff, but it has been really consistent and noticeable, Carroll said. I think thats all part of the intensity and the pursuit thing — it really pays off. You dont notice a guy miss one when the other guys hits.While the return of Wagner and Chancellor has been crucial, the Seahawks are also playing their top players more snaps. Seattle cut down on its defensive rotations beginning with the Arizona win.Defensive end Michael Bennett played 98 per cent of the defensive snaps against Arizona, 81 per cent against San Francisco and 93 per cent against the Eagles. Bruce Irvin played every snap against both Arizona and San Francisco before playing 30 of 46 against the Eagles.Cliff Avril and second-year defensive tackle Jordan Hill have both seen their snap counts increase, while Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith hasnt seen the field on defence in the past three games.Seattle has found the rotations that work and are not about to tinker with the roll the Seahawks are on.Even when people said we were playing bad, we were still ranked as the third-best defence and we stopped some of the best offences, Bennett said. We are getting guys back and hitting our stride. We are playing good football and we are winning and thats all that matters.NOTES: C Max Unger (ankle/knee) and TE Cooper Helfet (ankle) are both going to try and practice this week, Carroll said. Helfet has missed two games while Unger has been out the past three. Carroll said Helfet is ahead of Unger in his recovery. ... CB Tharold Simon suffered a dislocated finger against the Eagles, but Carroll said hes fine. ... Reserve DE Demarcus Dobbs suffered a legit ankle injury. Carroll had no prognosis on how long Dobbs might be out. Seattle could use FB Will Tukuafu on the defensive line if needed.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
(SportsNetwork. Demarcus Lawrence Jersey .com) - The Los Angeles Lakers started the 2012 season 0-3 and the third straight loss came at the hands of the rival Clippers. History could repeat itself when the Pacific foes renew their rivalry Friday night at Staples Center. The Lakers lost their season opener to Houston, 108-90, then were hammered in Phoenix by a 119-99 score Wednesday. Kobe Bryant, who scored 19 points in Tuesdays loss to the Rockets, put up 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting against the Suns. Bryant, of course, is coming back from an Achilles tear and knee injury. I told you guys from the beginning I am back to myself, Bryant said. Ed Davis and Wayne Ellington rounded out the double-digit scorers for Los Angeles with 14 and 13 points, respectively, off the bench. The Suns had six players in double figures, including two with 20 or more, and scored a 39-23 difference in the third quarter. Jeremy Lin has yet to score in double figures with seven and six points in his first two games with LA. Los Angeles is without rookie forward Julius Randle (leg) for the season and is 9-2 in the last 11 games on Halloween-night games. The team is 11-5 overall on the specific night. While the Lakers, who are the home team on Friday night, could finish near the bottom of the Western Conference, the Clippers are expected to be at the top. The Clippers got their season started off with a bang, handing the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder a 93-90 defeat Thursday night. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is supposed to pick up the slack in Durants absence, but he suffered a broken hand early in the game. Still, Los Angeles had trouble with OKC and managed to prevail even though it shot 39.1 percent from the floor. Blake Griffin led the hosts with 23 points and seven rebounds, while Chris Paul posted 22 points and seven assists. LA was dreadful from 3-point territory, going 7-for-30 beyond the arc. The Clippers were even outrebounded, 47-33, but had 14 on the offensive end. Opening nights are tough. We won but we didnt play well, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said. I didnt like our tempo. We have to play at a better pace. DeAndre Jordan grabbed 10 boards to go along with eight points. Jamal Crawford scored 16 points off the bench. This was the first regular season game for new Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who purchased the team for a record $2 billion this offseason. The Clippers went 3-1 against the Lakers last season and won all four meetings in 2012-13. The Lakers are 10-3 in the last 13 games as the host in this series and lead the all-time rivalry, 144-56. Bryant is averaging 25.9 points in 64 career games (56 starts) against the Clippers. He has two 50-point games against them. Zack Martin Jersey . Meanwhile, the Jets extended their winning streak to four and remain perfect under Paul Maurice. Its the Jets second four-game winning streak of the season, the other coming in mid-November. Cole Beasley Jersey . "I love the game, its the best job you can have," he explained Tuesday as the players left Joe Louis Arena for the summer. "Ill sit down with my wife and well go from there.TORONTO -- Foul trouble and ankle injuries cost the Toronto Raptors a win in the longest game in franchise history. Kyle Lowry finished with 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the Raptors 134-129 triple-overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Thursday. The Toronto point guard played 54 minutes despite an ankle sprain in his 41st minute of play and eventually fouling out. "We just ran out of time," said guard DeMar DeRozan. "All we needed is one stop, one rebound, one bucket. We just couldnt get it. They scored when they needed to, we scored when we needed to but we didnt get a stop when we needed it." DeRozan scored 34 points for Toronto (32-26), and Greivis Vasquez had a season-high 26 points and eight assists off the bench. Still, it was the sting of having to play with a banged up Lowry in the extra sessions that hurt even more than Amir Johnson and Patrick Patterson fouling out for the Raptors. At three hours 32 minutes, Thursdays game became the longest in the Raptors history. The previous mark was a 137-136 triple-overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets in London, U.K. on March 5, 2011 which lasted 3:22. With Lowry limited by the ankle in each of the three extra sessions, John Wall stole the ball from Vasquez on back-to-back possessions with the game tied 127-127 in the third overtime, leading to four quick points by the Wizards (30-28) to give Washington a four-point lead. Wall scored 31 points and nine assists and Marcin Gortat scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Wizards outlasted Toronto. The Raptors were shorthanded throughout the second half of regulation in addition to the extra sessions. With 2:15 remaining in the second quarter, Terrence Ross stepped on the foot of a Wizards player and rolled his left ankle while being fouled on a layup attempt. He stayed in the game to make the free throws, but left with a little less than a minute remaining in the half and did not return. The team felt his absence, especially on the defensive end of the floor. "Losing Terrence Ross, you dont miss something until you dont have it," Casey said. "He gives us one more defender, shot maker, and that was huge for us. Especially defensively, he was doing a good jobb and also gave us another defender to switch around on Wall. Charles Haley Jersey. "I liked the way the guys battled. I thought we were flat in the first half again. I liked the way we battled, even through the foul trouble and also with the injuries." DeRozan would get the Raptors within two with a pair of free throws, but a layup from Wall extended Washingtons advantage to four with 29 seconds on the clock. "Thats got to be a nightmare," Casey said of trying to stop Wall in the open court. "Hes one of the fastest guys with the ball in the league. Now youve got Gortat, one of the best screen and roll guys going down the lane, the best shooters in (Bradley) Beal and (Martell) Webster spotted up. Theyre a lethal offensive team. We couldnt make easy plays in the first half and I thought that dug us a hole a little bit and that made it tough for us in the second half." After a missed jumper from DeRozan with 24 seconds remaining, Garrett Temple clinched the victory on a free throw to put Washington up 134-129 with 21 seconds to go. Johnson, Patterson and Lowry fouled out for the Raptors. Trevor Ariza and Gortat fouled out for the Wizards. In a second overtime session with as many turnovers as field goals, Gortat calmly sank two free throws to put the Wizards ahead by two with 43 seconds remaining. DeRozan tied the game with 2.5 seconds remaining. Beal scored as the buzzer sounded, but the bucket was waved off. Reviews confirmed that Beal did not get the shot off in time. Ahead by two with 30 seconds remaining in overtime, Vasquez lost the ball to Wall who tied the game at 114 with 23 seconds remaining. Wall would block Lowrys layup attempt as time expired to force a second overtime. Back-to-back makes from Vasquez closed out Torontos scoring in regulation. Gortat tied the game at 106 with 5.2 seconds remaining and a layup by Lowry missed at the buzzer, forcing overtime. DeRozan and Lowry combined to score 22 of Torontos 24 points in the third quarter. The Raptors trailed Washington 83-78 going into the fourth. Toronto closed the half with a Lowry technical followed up by a DeRozan turnover. Washington took a 57-54 advantage into the break. It was the second missed game for Washingtons Nene who is out with a sprained MCL. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears have a wide-open competition at safety so far in training camp. Vadim Shipachyov Jersey . Through the first eight days of practices, the Bears have used several veterans at filling both safety spots. And its possible some players who are not even dressed at this point will be part of the mix before camp concludes. The Bears defence dropped to 30th in the league last season and the safety play lacked consistency both in pass coverage and stopping the run. Former New York Giant Ryan Mundy, rookie Brock Vereen, former Dallas Cowboy Danny McCray and 34-year-old former Arizona Cardinal Adrian Wilson have all been tried at the starting safety spots in camp. "The rationale is its an open competition, were going to move people around, and youre going to see that throughout training camp and the exhibition season," coach Marc Trestman said. Vereen and Mundy played the spots with the starters through most of organized team activities and in the first five days of camp. Then Trestman put Vereen with the reserves and put McCray alongside Mundy. McCray was largely a special teams player in four years with Dallas and had 10 starts, all in 2012. "Its a big opportunity," McCray said. "I think thats what were all here for -- open competition. Theyre just rolling people around to see who can make plays. "Everybody has an equal chance. Theyve shown that throughout OTAs and minicamp." Its not surprising to Mundy that McCray would get consideration even if he was regarded chiefly a special teams acquisition. "He brings a high level of energy to the game," Mundy said. "Hes very active around the ball. He knows how to get the ball out and thats something that we value here in our defence -- getting the ball out." Vereen said he cant be too concerned about being moved to the second team after so much time spent with the starters. "In my mind, Im still a rookie who has to prove he belongs on the 53-man roster," the fourth-round pick from Minnesota said. "Im far too young to even worry about starting, not starting, whatever. In my mind I still need to prove Im worthy of being on this team." Looking at all the veterans, Vereen acknowledged hed like to be a starter from Day 1. "But these guys have been here three, four, shoot, 10 years," he said. "Im in catch-up mode. Thats the mindset I want to have." Each player has had strong practices followed by struggles against a Bears offence that has operated more efficiently from the outset of camp in Trestmans second year. Wilson was a late arrival, signing June 23 and missing all of the off-season workouts. He needed the time as hes been recovering from heel surgery. Wilson made five Pro Bowls and had 27 interceptions with the Arizona Cardinals. "I think what Adrian has done, hes kind of worked himself back into playing football, and weve kind of just stood back and allowed him to acclimate himself on not only whats going on in the classroom, but let him get his feet underneath him on the field," Trestman said. Wilson said hes playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder after seeing reports and hearing many regarding him as washed up. Bears general manager Phil Emery saw possible value in him. "I think Mr. Emery gave me a chance," Wilson said. "I think its a low risk for them, high reward. So Im looking forward to the opportunity." Former Green Bay Packer M.D. Jennings has been playing largely with the third team, and two other Bears have yet to join practices. Last years free safety starter, Chris Conte, is on the physically unable to perform list because of shoulder surgery, and backup/special teams player Craig Steltz is also on PUP due to groin surgery. Conte is in the final year of his contract after starting 40 games in three seasons. Defensive co-ordinator Mel Tucker is looking for more consistency from Vereen, but its something all the safeties have to show after the secondary allowed more completions of 20 yards or more (59) than all but six teams. "As we stack more and more practices on and we add more defences and schemes and things like that and now the question becomes can you do it day in and day out at a high level, with the young guys," Tucker said. "And those guys have to prove that. "And not only the young guys, but when you look at veteran guys, you want to see if guys can still do it. Thats a big part of it. Can you still do it on a consistent basis at a winning level? Were all out here to prove that. And thats the challenge." Maxime Lagace 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. Reid Duke Jersey . Only it wasnt the extended right pad of his old teammate Jonathan Bernier early in the final frame, it was James Reimer, who stole a night that was supposed to belong to the former King.Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel entered treatment at a rehab facility on Monday. The following statement on the former Texas A&M star was released to the Cleveland Plain Dealer by publicist Denise Michaels. Brad Beckworth, friend and advisor to Manziel and his family, has confirmed that Johnny entered treatment on Wednesday. Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate and he thought the off-season was the right time to take this step. On behalf of Johnny and his family, were asking forr privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland. Oscar Dansk Jersey. Manziel, drafted 22nd overall in 2014, struggled in two starts with the Browns this season, completing 13 of 26 passes for 112 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. The 22-year-old was fined by the Browns in Week 17 for being late for treatment on the hamstring injury that placed him on injured reserve. According to ESPN, Manziel threw a party the previous night that led to multiple players facing punishment, including wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was suspended for the Week 17 contest. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
Pages: 1 2 3 Next
Password protected photo
Password protected photo
Password protected photo