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Indias Test captain Virat Kohli has said that his outlook towards fitness changed after IPL 2012, and a healthier body has not only made him a better batsman but also an improved fielder. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic .Till IPL 2012, I did not focus much on the physical aspect, he said at a promotional event in Delhi. I never got into the minute details of fitness, things like what I need to eat from morning to night, how much I need to work out and how much I need to train. After that IPL, I started listening to my body. I made a lifestyle choice. I wanted to explore a new side of my body to take me to the next level because I never wanted to be average. I wanted to best in the world. So I always had that mindset but never had the physical ability.Kohli cited an example of how improved fitness helped allay fielding apprehensions. When you become fit, you feel you can do anything, he said. I will give you one example. I was never a quick fielder. I was never willing to field in every position. But after becoming fitter, lighter and stronger, I overcame all those doubts I had [about fielding]. Now it [staying fit, eating right] has become second nature to me.One aspect of his fitness that Kohli has particularly focused on is strength training, which Shankar Basu, the trainer of the Indian team, felt added a new dimension to his batting. Kohli once said that he has to tweak his game as he cannot hit sixes like others. This IPL, he hit 38 sixes which is the most this season and 15 more than his last seasons tally. There is a definite surge in his power, Basu, who has also worked with Kohli at Royal Challengers Bangalore, had said in an interview to BCCI.tv.In September we got an assessment of his muscle mass. At the end of the season, we wanted to see if there was a change and what we noticed was his muscle mass had increased dramatically. In the last six months, he has put a lot of time in developing his strength, mass and power.Having become a fitness freak, Kohli hoped his younger colleagues would follow suit. If you look at some of the statistics [rising health problems in India], it causes fear in your mind, he said. So I want to create awareness on fitness, the importance of staying fit and healthy. You would be able to do what you want to do only when you feel fit from inside.I have never been as fit as I am today. It has worked beautifully for me. It has become a lifestyle choice for me. Even in my off time, I watch what I eat. In fact, I get more excited about fitness, feeling good, being healthy than anything else. That is probably because my body realises that fitness is what I would need after my professional career is done. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. http://www.nfljerseyscheapstore.com/ . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. It is a sleepy morning. Spectators lay sprawled on Seddon Parks steep banks in a spatter beneath steel-grey clouds trimmed by wisps of sky. The match has ebbed and flowed, and ebbed and ebbed for four days. There is hope that, if we are lucky, fans will get their payoff. But for now Test cricket is snoozing.The first over from Neil Wagner is an unremarkable maiden. The second over yields one run, and then another maiden follows. Eventually Azhar Ali gets off the mark off the 22nd ball he faces, but the day is yet to acquire a pulse. A queue has collected near the coffee caravan. It is almost 11am, but it still seems too early for a beer. On the southwest bank, a couple is canoodling.About fifteen overs in, Wagner rubs two pads of a defibrillator together and draws the first sparks of life - what else but with short-pitched bowling? Over the past year the short ball hasnt so much been Wagners go-to delivery, it has seemed like his sole calling in life, the entire reason he exists. If someone were to go back in time and outlaw the bouncer, it is possible Wagner would disappear into thin air Marty McFly style, leaving blanks in the scorecards of games he has played in, as well as gaps in team photographs.One ball hits Sami Aslam on the ear-guard on his helmet. Another one, at Azhars ribs, takes the shoulder of the bat and lands just out of short-legs reach. But the unremarkable maidens soon return to becalm the Test, and the only moments of interest before lunch are Kane Williamsons strange referrals. On one occasion, after Azhar sought to sway out of the way of a short ball, Williamson reviews the mildest caught-behind appeal. Replays show there is a Colin de Grandhomme-sized space between Azhars bat and the trajectory of the ball. Shortly before the break, when de Grandhomme himself raps Aslam flush on the pad in front of off stump, Williamson wrings his hands for two seconds too long, and a decision that would have been overturned goes unreviewed. It is a horror DRS session; the worst for a Test captain since… well… whenever Angelo Mathews last played.Wagner and his rib-cage tickling defibrillator are back after lunch, but the Test will still not be roused. In the morning session, the broadcasters had tried to talk life into the chase, dwelling on the glorious the possibility of a Pakistan victory, flashing scorecards from the manic pursuit of 302 in Sharjah, and the monumental chase of 377 in Pallekele. When Azhar and Aslam score just 31 from the 15 overs after lunch, these scorecards fail to appear. Aslams fifty - off 188 balls - is the slowest for a Pakistan opener in 23 years. The only thing slower in this Test has been the speed at which his hands came together when attempting a catch at slip. Then suddenly, a heartbeat. Aslam has hit two fours off Henry. Azhars back-lift has a fresh energy to it, and theres a birr in his feet. He aims an expansive drive through cover off Mitchell Santner and plays on, irking himself and puzzling Santner as to how a ball that turned away could take the inside edge. Discount Nike NFL Jerseys. Something other than a draw now seems possible. The couple on the hill have stopped canoodling. The coffee-getting crowd is thinner.Still, at tea Pakistan are only one wicket down, so they are surely safe from losing. The question is, can they win? But wait, there is Babar Azam attempting to play virtually the same shot as Azhar had tried, off the exact bowler, and somehow, he has played on as well. What seems clear is that Santner has not planned it. It would make sense if batsmen were getting stumped, or caught at slip. But this? he asks his team-mates. Is it the drift that is doing it? Is it the dip?After Azams dismissal, Sarfraz Ahmed finds himself promoted to No. 4, and now it is quite clearly Pakistan who are trying to shoot adrenaline into the Test match. He flits around the crease and chops to off, but the big shots arent connecting. He and Aslam heave and slash, but every time they look up from a shot, a fielder has the ball in hand, elbow cocked. So well protected are these boundaries, some American voters may soon start demanding New Zealand cricketers, instead of a border wall.The Test match is in the mood now, and the sucker punches come quickly. Aslam departs, slogging unselfishly. Sarfraz runs himself out. When the great Younis Khan, he of 201 innings and 39 full years, pads up to a stump-bound delivery, you know the Test has truly awoken. It spurned the efforts of Wagner, and the broadcasters and Pakistans middle order were ignored. But now, in its own time, the Test has arisen and its roaring.The last four wickets are a blur. Sohail Khan scoops a ball to cover. Mohammaad Amir edges one in front of his chest. The Test has the crowd in its unshakeable grip now; the batsmen are finding their edges drawn to the ball, the fielders are stopping singles almost involuntarily, the cricketers have all become the games marionettes. Off a surface that was assumed to have gone barren, balls are leaping off lengths, jiving off unseen cracks. Two wickets fall in the space of three balls. Soon it becomes three off six. To Wagner goes the final reward, sparking stadium-wide elation - even the coffee vendors must by now be on the hill.What else but Test cricket to take a foregone conclusion so gruffly by the collar? What else but Tests to make believers out of us all, while leaving everybody in such disbelief? It was Pakistan it chose to sock today - poor Pakistan, battling without their captain, defending a two-year series record, trying bravely, though briefly, for that difficult last-day win.New Zealand it left in happy shock. ' ' ' 
England scrum-half Ben Youngs says cutting out chocolate and Eddie Jones regime of tough love have been key to his impressive run of form. Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic .Jones singled out Youngs and Courtney Lawes as his players of the autumn series with the Leicester No.9 now Englands first-choice scrum-half. Youngs was crowned Man of the Match for his role in Englands 37-21 win over Australia on Saturday with the award testament to his off-field work.The England coach is renowned for doing things a little differently when it comes to putting his point across. With Youngs he delivered an abrupt message to the scrum-half when he first took on the job with Leicester coach Richard Cockerill revealing the No.9 was told, bluntly: Youre too fat not sharp enough.Jones chucked a bag of sweets at Youngs to reinforce his point but the scrum-half responded by working harder than ever on his conditioning.When I turned up he said you need to be lighter, you need to be leaner, Youngs said. The way the game is going it is quicker and faster and he needed me to operate at a higher level than what I was operating at.When a coach tells you to lose a couple of kilos there could be a lot worse things to work on. Just cut down on portions and you are near enough there. We do that and he doesnt mind giving some banter to the boys.Youngs added: I am really enjoying my rugby and thats credit to, thats thanks to Eddie, I guess. Hes got this attacking framework, its enjoyable to play in, hes given this side belief, hes given individuals confidence -- and hes not letting me have any chocolate -- it seems to be working anyway, so well continue to do it.Jones said Youngs put his hand up for the British & Irish Lions scrum-half berth with his masterful performance against the Wallabies.The England coach said: He was really good -- I am glad he knocked back that bag of lollies -- it was a really good decision by him.Youngs now returns to Leicester. He says the schedule is relentless but it is something the England players have become accustomed to as they look to transfer international form on to the domestic scene before shifting attention to the Six Nations.When we next meet, weve got to make sure were turning up a better side than when we left, Youngs said. Thats the attitude and mindset of the side, and thats been driven from Eddie and other players have started to drive that, and its filtering all the way through to the 31.You look at the side and theres some guys that have been missing this whole tournament and other guys have stepped in. Obviously Billy [Vunipola] was a big loss for us - Nathan [Hughes] just grew in the game and got better and better, by the end of it looked like hed been out there for a number of years.Its a really exciting time to be a part of this England team. 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Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi has shot down reports he could defect to Adelaide United next season in the latest round of A-League psychological warfare.Adelaide-born Aloisi and his assistant and brother, Ross Aloisi, are both coming out of contract and have been linked to a possible move to the Reds should Guillermo Amor depart at the end of the season.The Roar suspect the news is an attempt from the Adelaide camp to unsettle their opponents ahead of Sundays clash at Suncorp Stadium.Aloisi, who intends to stay in Brisbane for the long term, said theres no truth to the story at all.Ive never spoken to anyone from Adelaide United, he said.And Im in positive discussions with Brisbane Roar to extend my contract.For me, I feel weve only just started here - we had a good season on the pitch, weve started this season pretty well, but we feel theres so much more growth within the football club and I want to be part of it.Aloisi said he hopes Henrique is given a warm reception by the Brisbane faithful when he makes his first appearance at Suncorp as an opposition player.The 31-year-old was offered a new deal last season by the Roar but opted to move to Malaysia after seven seasons with the club.However, he failed to settle in his new surrounds, tried and failed to secure a deal a deal to return to his old club, and made his A-League comeback with Adelaide instead.Last week, hhe scored two long-distance screamers to steer the Reds to their maiden win of the season over Wellington Phoenix. Wholesale NHL Jerseys. We left on good terms and now hes back, unfortunately not with us, but its good to have him in the A-League anyway, Aloisi said.Spanish winger Manuel Arana - the player who essentially replaced Henrique - has made only one start and is yet to show anything resembling the Brazilian-Australians quality output.But far from being under pressure to produce, Aloisi said he was holding Arana back to ensure he is fully fit for Brisbanes busy schedule in the new year, when their AFC Champions League qualification campaign will test squad depth.Aranas going to be a very good for us. Were being careful, well give him bits now to make sure when he does play more regularly, that hes ready to go, he said.STATS THAT MATTER* Henrique faces off against his former team on the back of scoring his first brace since netting a hat trick in November 2014.* Adelaide United are undefeated in their last three games against Brisbane Roar (W2, D1) including wins both at home and on the road.* Brisbane Roar have ended their last four games in stalemate (all 1-1); only twice in A-League history has any team gone more games without a win or a loss. ' ' ' 
India reduced England to 103-5 in response to their first-innings 455 to take control of the second Test on day two in Visakhapatnam. Nike Air Force 1 NZ Outlet . Joe Root (53) hit fifty, but holed out long-off to a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery; a superfluous shot and a wicket symptomatic of an erratic final session from the visitors where they lost four wickets for 29 runs in a 15-over spell. Alastair Cooks off-stump is broken in two by a jubilant Mohammad Shami on day two in Visakhapatnam After Alastair Cook was dismissed before tea - his stumps broken by Mohammed Shami - Hasseb Hameed (13) was needlessly run-out, Ben Ducketts flaws against off-spin were again exposed, and Moeen Ali fell lbw on review.England had earlier done well to dismiss their hosts for 455, with Virat Kohli (167) adding only 16 runs to his overnight score.Moeen impressed with three wickets, including that of Kohli - Ben Stokes taking the catch at slip after putting down Ashwin on 17, a ball earlier.Ashwin (58) kicked on through to an eighth Test fifty, and then took 2-20 with the ball as England struggled through to stumps on a pitch that is now starting to crack up.India, resuming the day on 317-4, breezed through the first hours play unscathed, with England unable to find the same swing with the second new ball that was there the previous evening.Eventually, England turned to spin, and Moeen (3-98) made immediate inroads, with the wicket of Kohli in his second over, and the strikes of Wriddhiman Saha (3) and Ravindra Jadeja (0) lbw in his fourth, although Jadeja would have survived had he opted to review. Ben Stokes drops Ravichandran Ashwin on 17, who went on to score fifty for India Ashwin and Jayant Yadav (35), on debut, rallied the innings with their 64-run stand for the eighth wicket either side of lunch, though soon after Ashwin reached his half-century, Stokes (1-73) atoned for his earlier error at slip and picked him up caught behind.Adil Rashid (2-110) then took two well-deserved wickets to end the innings, with Jayant Yadav top-edging an attempted slog-sweep, and Umesh Yadav (13) picking out the man at deep midwicket.Cook fell in the third over of Englands reply, bowled by a beauty from Shami (1-15) that split his off-stump in half, though Hameed and Root dug in and stuck it out till tea. Watch the best of the action from Day Two of the Second Test in Visakhapatnam But Hameeds run out - courtesy of some terrific work in the deep from Jayant Yadav and a fantastic flick onto the stumps from Saha - early in the final session, signalled a big momentum shift in the match.A jubilant Indian outfit made further inroads on a pitch that seems now to be offering considerable turn for the spinners, and variable bounce for the seamers.Duckett (5) again showed too much off his stumps to the off-spin of Ashwin and was beaten, bowled, while Roots dismissal would have been the most disappointing - a miscued drive over the top picking out the man at long-off. Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of Ben Duckett, one of two he picked up in the evening session on day two Jayant Yadav (1-11) then picked up a wicket with just his eighth delivery in Test cricket, Moeen falling lbw on review after initially being given not out by the umpire.Stokes (12no) and Jonny Bairstow (12no) safely negotiated the final 14.4 overs in the day, though India were convinced they had the former out caught behind off Jadeja, and wasted a review, with replays showing there was no edge.Live coverage of the second Test between India and England from Visakhapatnam continues with day three, on Sky Sports 2 from 3.45am on Saturday. Wholesale Nike Air Force 1 NZ .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Nike Air Force 1 NZ Sale . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. http://www.nikeairforce1salenz.com/ . Now that hes hitting streaking teammates with pin-point passes for easy layups, Love is asserting himself as one of the true superstars in the league. Giving umpires the power to send players off the field for grievous disciplinary violations, limiting the maximum width of the edge and depth of a bat and allowing catches off a fielders helmet were among the significant outcomes of the MCC world cricket committee meeting in Mumbai on December 6 and 7.The committee also said it wouldnt recommend a change to the existing ball-tampering law, which was brought under scrutiny after South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was found guilty of tampering - he was caught on camera allegedly shining the ball with saliva while having a lozenge in his mouth. Du Plessis has since appealed the verdict.All the recommendations will need to be approved by the main MCC committee.Send-off lawThe MCC world cricket committee recommended that umpires be empowered to eject cricketers from a game for serious disciplinary breaches such as threatening an umpire, physically assaulting another player, umpire, official or spectator, and any other act of violence on the field.If approved, the ability to send a player off would therefore come into effect at all levels of the game from October 1, 2017, the committee said. Cricket is one of the only sports in which there is no in-match punishment for poor behaviour. A captain may ask his player to leave the field but the umpires have no such jurisdiction. Taking an extreme example, a batsman could wilfully hit a member of the fielding side with their bat, before carrying on to score a century to win the match for their team. Cricket therefore needs a punishment whiich will have an impact on the perpetrator and his or her team during that particular match. Nike Air Force 1 NZ. Bat edges and depthThe width of the edge of the bat could be restricted to a maximum of 40mm, and the depth to a maximum of 67mm from October 1, 2017, if the committees recommendations are approved.Whilst not wishing to turn the clocks back too far, the committee, together with the Clubs Cricket committee - which met last week at Lords - wants to draw a line in the sand and target mis-hits that are clearing the boundary ropes for six, the committee said. Many of the top players bats have edges of between 38mm and 42mm, but there are some which have edges of up to 50mm, which was felt to be excessive and in need of restriction.Dismissals when the ball has touched a fielders helmetUnder the existing law, catches and stumpings are not permitted if the ball touches any part of the helmet worn by a fielder or wicketkeeper. In recent times, Moeen Ali and Tom Latham were reprieved as close-in fielders caught the ball but couldnt prevent it from making contact with their helmets. Such decisions will go in the bowlers favour if the main MCC committee passes this recommendation.This change for the caught Law would include a ball becoming lodged or trapped in the grille of a fielders helmet, in the same way as it is caught if it gets trapped between the wicket-keepers pads or in a fielders sweater or pocket. ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- It wasnt the 1967 Ice Bowl between Green Bay and the Dallas Cowboys, or even the coldest game ever played at Soldier Field. Cheap Nike SB UK Fast Shipping .Yet, both the Chicago Bears and Packers withstood harsh conditions, and Green Bay came up with the victory Sunday.Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson with a 60-yard pass and Mason Crosby kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Packers to 30-27 victory on a day when the game-time temperature was 11 and the wind chill minus-4.I think we watched The Weather Channel all week and the wind wasnt quite as bad as we thought, and I was very thankful the sun was out and that made it more manageable, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.The 12-mph wind failed to hurt passing games as Rodgers completed 19 of 31 passes for 252 yards.It was uncomfortable at times, he said. But I think it was warmer than most of us were expecting.The Bears (3-11) and Packers (8-6) combined for 900 yards, their highest combined total since 1940 -- a span of 152 games.Bears quarterback Matt Barkley led a fourth-quarter comeback from a 27-10 deficit and completed 30 of 42 for 362 yards with two touchdowns -- but had three interceptions.Barkley did it wearing a wet suit to stay warm.I have (worn one) in the water, but not on a football field, Barkley said. It ended up working out well. It did not restrict my play.The Bears hosted Green Bay in 3-degree temperatures and a minus-15 wind chill on Dec. 18, 1983. The coldest game at Soldier Field in terms of pure temperature was Bears against the Packers Dec. 22, 2008, when it was 2 degrees, with a minus-13 wind chill.A total of 44,601 braved the conditions. There were 16,536 no-shows.Just from my experience, it wasnt in my top 10, Bears coach John Fox said of the cold. I think both teams reacted well to it, responded well to it.The payoff for weathering the cold for Green Bay was moving within a game of Detroit in the NFC North after the Lions lost to the New York Giants.Here are a few things to know from Green Bays fourth straight victory:GETTING HIS: A week after four Packers defensive backs combined for five interceptions against Seattle, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix got two of his own.The Packers safety didnt make an interception against Seattle, but ended successive Bears possessions with interceptions in the third quarter.I saw a lot of my guys make plays last week, Clinton-Dix said. I felt out of the loop a little bit. I was in the right place at the right time and made plays.THE DROPS: Packers receiver Davante Adams has made strides in the offense, but either the cold got the best of him or he took a step back by dropping two easy touchdown passes.You get those days every once in a while, Nelson said. You dont wish that upon anyone. Hes played extremely well for us, making huge plays -- still came back and made a big play on the sideline, making a guy miss.NO GAMBLER: Fox called his decision not to go for a win on fourth-and-goal from the Packers 4-yard line one that would be second-guessed regardless, depending on the games final outcome.Connor Barth kicked a tying 22-yard field goal, and Rodgers completed a 60-yard pass to Nelson on third-and-11 to set up the winning kick.To an extent, Barkley agreed with Foxs decision, but added, Obviously I would have loved to score and win.CONVERTED BACK: Injuries to Eddie Lacy and James Starks reduced the Packers running game to leaning on former receiver Ty Montgomery, and he produced a career-high 162 yards on 16 carries.His previous career high had been against the Bears, as well. He had 60 yards on nine carries on Oct. 20 in a 26-10 win.I dont think people understand how built he is, Rodgers said. 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The first day of the Brooklyn Beatdown, ESL Ones first ever Street Fighter V tournament with a massive $75,000 prize pot, featured top level play and major upsets. Wholesale Shoes NZ . With the current world champion and Red Bulls Daigo The Beast Umehara eliminated uncharacteristically quickly, the grand finals will take place on the main stage Sunday with Evil Geniuses Yusuke Momochi Momochi of Japan and Qanbas Zeng XiaoHai Zhuojun of China fighting it out.Although it was a notable upset that Daigo was eliminated before top 16, the biggest upset was yet to come on Saturday, with South Korean Evolution 2016 champion Lee Infiltration Seon Woo losing to the unknown Sons of Asgard player Thomas Brolynho Proen?a out of Brazil. In losers bracket, just like Daigo before him, Kenryo Mago Hayashi eliminated Infiltration from the tournament. It didnt faze the world champion too much, as his ultimate goal was to experiment with his Balrog against Mago, whose Karin is considered to be the best in the world.The American favorite, Evil Geniuses Justin JWong Wong, was running through winners bracket until he ran into Hajime Tokido Taniguchi out of Japan. In losers, JWong had to face fellow teammate Momochi. Momochi, using a good mix of footsies, or neutral ground gameplay, and aggressive approaches, handily took the match 3-1. With JWong out, only Asian players remained in the tournament.XiaoHai, on the other hand, was sitting comfortably in grand finals, having beaten out Tokidos Ryu in a very close and intense set. Both respected each other greatly, never unabashedly rushing in, and playing a strong footsie game. The differentiating factor was XiaoHais ability to turn on the aggression with Cammie, even if his health was low. Tokido dropped to losers bracket finals against Momochi.In losers bracket, Momochi had clearly found a rhythm. He was flying through on a second wind, using a great mix of reserved and aggressive play. The standout moment was when both he and Tokido threw four fireballs out at each other simultaneously, playing a game of chicken with hadoukens. But even with such a close match, Momochi absolutely destroyed the final game. Without sustaining any damage, he beat Tokido with a perfect KO.Usually fighting game tournaments reserve all of the top eight for Sunday, but that will not the case for ESL One. On Saturday, pretty much the entire tournament had taken place, minus grand finals. This changes the dynamic because the losers bracket finalist and the winners bracket finalist will be on equal footing in terms of fatigue. On Sundays ESL One main stage for the grand finals, it really will be anyones game. New Balance NZ Outlet . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. New Balance Shoes NZ Online .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. http://www.clearancenewbalancenz.com/ . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances.BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- Karin Knapp of Italy routed second-seeded Annika Beck of Germany 6-0, 6-1 to advance to her third semifinal of the season at the Gastein Ladies on Friday. Knapp, who reached the last four in Slovakia and Colombia as well, will play Yvonne Meusburger of Austria. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will take on first-time WTA semifinalist Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic. The 69th-ranked Knapp avoided break points and converted all five chances to break Becks serve. The German had beaten Knapp in straight sets in Nuremberg last month. Meusburger, coming off her second career final in Budapest last week, defeated Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands 6-1, 7-6 (1). The Austrian failed to serve out the match at 5-4 before convertting her first match point in the tiebreaker. Cheap Shoes NZ. . Meusburger played in the first Gastein Ladies final in 2007, and has since reached at least the quarterfinals every year. Svitolina defeated Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 6-3, 6-0 for her second semifinal this year after losing in the last four at Cali, Colombia, in February. Svitolina hit six aces and saved all four break points, while Mayr-Achleitner scored just four points in her three service games in the second set. Hlavackova beat Austrian wild card Lisa-Maria Moser of Austria, 6-3, 7-6 (4). The match was suspended for 30 minutes because of rain at 5-5 in the second set before Hlavackova wrapped up the win on her third match point in the tiebreaker. ' ' ' 
GREENBURGH, NY -- Joakim Noah is expected to make his New York Knicks debut Saturday against the Boston Celtics after missing the first three preseason games due to a hamstring injury. Sale Air Max 97 UK .Noah scrimmaged on Friday after missing practice Thursday with a minor ankle injury. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said afterward that he expects Noah on the court Saturday, provided he makes it through the Knicks morning shootaround at full health.Noah, a native New Yorker, said hes looking forward to playing a home game at Madison Square Garden.Its been a hectic month, just being in and out with some knickknack injuries, Noah said. Ive been waiting for this for a long time.Noah signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Knicks over the summer. The club hopes that the 32-year-old can anchor the Knicks defense, which ranked 18th in points allowed per 100 possessions last season.Noah was limited to 29 games in 2015-16 due to shoulder ailments. He underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in January and has said that his shoulder is fully healthy entering the season. Noah has been frustrated with missing games and practices during the preseason due to a nagging hamstring injury.The truth is I want to be out there every play. The more were on the court together -- whether its practice or when it counts or (its) preseason -- the better were going to be, he said Friday. This is a new group. Its important that we spend as much time together. The more were together, the better were going to be.Noah, the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year, is projected to start at center for the Knicks, playing alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis on the front line. Discount Air Max 97 Shoes UK . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Buy Air Max 97 UK . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. http://www.clearanceairmax97uk.com/ . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres. A look at the two semifinal series in the WNBA playoffs. The series are best-of-five format.---No. 8 Phoenix vs. No. 1 MinnesotaSeason Series: Lynx won 3-0.Playoff History: 2011 Western Conference Finals (Minnesota won series, 2-0); 2013 Western Conference Semifinals (Minnesota won series, 2-0); 2014 Western Conference Finals (Phoenix won series, 2-1); 2015 Western Conference Finals (Minnesota won series 2-0).Phoenix: The Mercury went on the road to beat Indiana and New York in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Now theyll face a familiar foe in the semifinals. Diana Taurasi improved her mark to 13-3 in elimination games, including an astounding 6-0 record on the road. While the Lynx swept the three meetings, the two teams havent played since June 7. Brittney Griner has really picked up her play in the postseason, averaging 20 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks. The Mercury tightened up their rotation in the first two rounds, they probably wont be able to have their starters log as many minutes in an extended series.Minnesota: The Lynx are well rested after playing their last regular season game on Sept. 17. The team won a franchise record 28 games led by their four U.S. Olympians Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus. The Lynx are trying for their fourth title in six seasons and looking to become the first repeat champion since the 20011-02 Los Angeles Sparks. Cheap Air Max 97 UK Online. Prediction: Minnesota in four games.---No. 4 Chicago vs. No. 2 Los AngelesSeason Series: Sparks won 3-0.Chicago: The Sky put up a franchise record number of points in their second round victory over Atlanta. More impressively they did it without star Elena Delle Donne, who is sidelined after having surgery on her right thumb. It was a total team effort led by point guard Courtney Vandersloot, who had 21 points and 13 assists in the victory. Chicago is 4-2 without Delle Donne and hasnt played Los Angeles since July 13. The Sky have been getting a big contribution from rookie Imani Boyette on both ends of the court. She had eight points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in the win over the Dream.Los Angeles: The Sparks are refreshed and relaxed after earning the second-seed. They havent had a game since Sept. 16. Los Angeles is led by newly crowned league MVP Nneka Ogwumike . Shell receive her trophy before the teams first game Wednesday which will be played at Long Beach because of a preseason hockey game at Staples Center. Los Angeles was 21-3 before the Olympic break and 5-5 afterward. Three more wins will get the Sparks to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2003.Prediction: Los Angeles in four games. ' ' ' 
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Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare lost 6-7 (6), 7-5, 5-7 to Chinas Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang in the first round of womens doubles at Rio Olympics on Saturday. Günstig Vans Schuhe Schweiz .This was the second disappointing result for Indias tennis contingent following Leander Paes and Rohan Bopannas loss in the mens doubles first round earlier in the day.While Paes and Thombares Olympic campaigns are over, Mirza and Bopanna still have their mixed doubles campaign to look forward to.Watched on by a small but enthusiastic Indian crowd including Sachin Tendulkar, Mirza and Thombare showed gumption and spunk throughout the match. Once her initial nerves settled, Thombare was remarkably assured, brightening the arena with some sharp shot-making. Her serve also gained strength as the match went on and on more than one occasion the crowd was swooning to some of her shots. Even Paes, who was present for a large part of the match, was visibly impressed with Thombare, while Bopanna continually urged her on, chanting Lets go PT repeatedly.Mirza and Thombare will look back on a few missed opportunities that they could have made count on the night. Leading 5-4 in the first, they allowed the Chinese pair to get back into the match and allowed the tiebreaker to slip away. In the second set, the Indians took a 5-2 lead, let it slip but then peeled off two straight games to level the match.The final set was a see-saw battle as well with Mirza blasting some of her trademark forehands, sprinkled with some errors. Thombare was broken at 5-5 and the Chinese pair held their nerve to finish the match off.It was a disappointing result but in Thombare India has discovered a player of immense potential who deserves to be given more opportunities to flower on the international circuit.Defending Thombares performance, Mirza said: She has just played against the guys who are in top-50. Dont be so hard on her. We just played a two hour, 44-minute match against the people who are the best in the world. So are the other 15 teams.Mirza will now focus on the mixed doubles campaign where she is expected to enjoy a high seeding with Bopanna. She remained confident of winning a medal in the mixed doubles. India always wants gold for me no matter what I play, she said. At the end of the day, we can just try. There is no guarantee in a sport. We can just try and give our best. Vans Schuhe Schweiz . -- Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Tuesday night, and a medical examiner said Wednesday that the ex-player committed suicide. Kaufen Vans Schuhe Schweiz . Barcelona also left injured defenders Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba out of its squad for the trip to Glasgow. That means that Marc Bartra will probably start again in the centre of the defence alongside Gerard Pique. http://www.vansschweiz.ch/ .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. DANGERFIELDS STELLAR SEASONPatrick Dangerfield is the 2016 Brownlow Medallist, winning the award with a record 35 votes, nine ahead of runner-up Luke Parker.He is the first man since Gary Ablett Jr in 2009 to be voted as the games best player by umpires, players and coaches.* Brownlow Medallist* AFL Players Association MVP* AFL Coaches Association Player of the Year* Player of the Year: The Age, Herald Sun, ABC, SEN, 3AW, Channel Nine* Nine three-vote games (R1 v Hawthorn, R3 v Brisbane, R6 v Gold Coast, R7 v Melbourne, R12 v North Melbourne, R13 v Western Bulldogs, R17 v Fremantle, R19 v Western Bulldogs, R23 v Melbourne)* Averraged 32 disposals, five marks, five tackles and a goal each game* Set new AFL record for most inside 50s (194) and tied record for most in a single game (16 in round 23 win over Melbourne)* Most possessions in a single game this season (48 in round 12 win over North Melbourne)* Second-most possessions this season (762) behind Daniel Hannebery* Second-most contested possessions this season (388) behind Josh P. Vans Schuhe Schweiz Sale. Kennedy* Fourth-most clearances this season (159) behind leader Josh P. Kennedy ' ' ' 
Dallas police have completed their investigation into the June 5 shooting of Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib. Yeezy 350 Canada Outlet . They concluded that he shot himself in the leg, according to WFAA television.Dallas police will not file charges against Talib, WFAA-TV reported.When reached by ESPN and the Denver Post, a media relations representative with the Dallas Police Department would not confirm the WFAA report.The Broncos said Tuesday they would have no comment on the report.To this point, Talib has offered few specifics on the incident other than, I want to move on and concentrate on the season.Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg in the early hours of June 5 in Dallas. He avoided surgery and was released from the hospital the following day. The incident forced him to miss the Broncos visit to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl 50 victory.According to the police report, Talib said he didnt know who shot him and that the bullet entered into the rear of his right thigh then exited his right calf.An earlier police report indicated that a witness said he had been with Talib in a large group of people in a park when he heard one gunshot. The witness said he then found Talib on the ground and took him to the hospital.The narrative listed on the report offered that Talib had been shot by an unknown suspect. That initial police report did not reveal whether Talib had a weapon, but it did indicate that one gram of marijuana was found during the investigation. That police report did not indicate whether the marijuana belonged to Talib.Dallas police did confirm on Aug. 17 that they were still investigating the possibility that Talib shot himself.The NFL continues to investigate. Multiple league sources told ESPNs Adam Schefter in recent days that the league had not yet made a decision as to whether Talib would face a suspension.Internally, the Broncos have at least discussed what they would do if Talib were suspended for one or more games.Each time he has been asked about the potential for league discipline for Talib, including as recently as two weeks ago, Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway has said, We havent heard anything, and I dont know what will ultimately be the decision.Talib did not have surgery following the shooting. He remained hospitalized for one night and missed the Broncos trip to the White House. He practiced in training camp for the first time Aug. 8. He has started all four games this season.Talib, in his ninth NFL season, had three interceptions -- two of which were returned for touchdowns -- and 45 tackles during the Broncos championship season in 2015.The three-time Pro Bowl selection has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots. Discount Adidas Shoes Canada . According the Toronto Star, a knee injury will keep Sundin out of the lineup, which includes former teammates Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Tie Domi and Curtis Joseph. Clearance Adidas Shoes Canada . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. http://www.clearanceyeezy350canada.com/ .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Secean Johnson scored a dozen points and UC Riverside cruised past Bristol University to pick up its first win in two tries, 81-45 on Sunday.The Highlanders (1-1) kept Bristol scoreless for the first 3:10 of the game, racing to a 7-0 lead. But the Bears battled back, taking a brief 10-9 lead when Michael Crosby converted a pair of free throws, but did not score again for almost five minutes.UC Riverside held an edge on the boards, out-rebounding the Bears 50-35, and shot 33 of 74 frrom the field (44. Cheap Yeezy 350 Canada. 6 percent), including 7 of 31 from deep.Gentrey Thomas grabbed a dozen rebounds for the Highlanders.Based in Anaheim and affiliated with the USCAA, Bristol struggled from the field, hitting just 14 of 57 shots (24.6 percent), including just 3 of 21 from distance. Crosby led the Bears in scoring with 13 points and grabbed a team-high eight boards. ' ' ' 
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