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LEXINGTON, Ky. Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Authentic . -- Makenzie Cann made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Evelyn Akhator had another double-double to lead No. 15 Kentucky to a 92-43 win over New Hampshire on Thursday.Akhator had 17 points and 11 rebounds, her fourth-straight double-double dating back to last season. Victoria Dunlap was the last Wildcat with four straight, dating back to January 2009. The record is seven by Eleia Roddy that same season.Cann, a transfer from Cincinnati, is the first Wildcat since ADia Mathies in March 2013 with six 3s, finishing three points shy of her career high with the Bearcats.Kentucky (3-0) took control with a 27-11 advantage in the second quarter for a 44-20 lead at the half and then outscored New Hampshire 30-9 in the third quarter.Kentucky shot 52 percent (36 of 69) for the game, including 12 of 25 behind the arc while holding New Hampshire to 24 percent (15 of 62). Wholesale Arizona Cardinals Jerseys . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. Pat Tillman Jersey . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. http://www.cheaparizonacardinalsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-adrian-wilson-jersey . Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. The Pacers gave up on Plumlee after just one season. Now Green and Plumlee are key cogs in the Suns surprising breakout season. Leicester City smashed all sorts of records on their way to the top of the English Premier League last season, and sent bookies around the bend in the process.Opening as $5001 underdogs, the Foxes went on the most unlikely of pre-Christmas winning runs then held their nerve down the stretch to secure the silverware and land a bucket load of cash for a few positively providential punters.Most monumental upsets tend to happen in the blink of an eye, but this was different, this was a slow-burn boilover brewed over eight months, UBET Media Manager Nick Curry said.Everyone was waiting for them to fall over, but they never did and what wwe got was without doubt the greatest sporting upset of all time -- and probably the largest, single, global-scale payout in sports betting history. Cheap Cardinals Jerseys. For context, Steve Bradbury was a meagre $101 when he miraculously claimed short-track speed skating gold at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games.If you fancy Leicester to go-back-back, you can take them at $30 this year -- a full 4971 points under their 2015/16 opening price.Alternatively, UBET is offering $5.50 for them to finish inside the top five. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
HOUSTON -- Robinson Cano continued his dominance against the Houston Astros on Wednesday to keep Seattles playoff hopes alive. Cheap MLB Jerseys .Cano hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Mariners kept pressure on the other AL wild-card contenders with a 12-4 win over the Astros.Kyle Seager added another three-run drive in the eighth, his 30th home run this season, as Seattle remained two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card. Houston dropped 3 1/2 games back as its magic number for elimination was cut to one.If you want to help your starter, youve got to start early and also put pressure on the other team, Cano said. Thats what we did today.Canos career-best 36th home run, a drive off Doug Fister (12-13), landed in the first row of the Crawford Boxes in left field. Cano has nine homers and 25 RBI in 19 games against Houston this season.Huge home run early by Robbie really got everybody relaxed a little bit, manager Scott Servais said. Everybody contributed today ... everybody had to contribute and were still alive.Seattle doubled its lead in the second on Nori Aokis RBI single and Seth Smiths two-run single. Ketel Marte made it 7-0 with a run-scoring infield single in the third.James Paxton (6-7) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings, striking out eight.Fister gave up five runs and five hits over 1 1/3 innings in the shortest start of his big league career. Fister has lost five straight decisions, and Houston has lost his last seven starts -- all five innings or fewer.Getting into the game was very difficult for him, Hinch said. His command wasnt great. He didnt execute the way he does when hes good.George Springer hit a solo home run in the third for the Astros, who closed to 7-4 in the sixth on Evan Gattis solo homer.Since the Astros are off Thursday, if the Orioles win their next two games, Houston could be eliminated by the time it takes the field on Friday.Im not ready for that, Hinch said. 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The 31-year-old Bogut, who has been traded to Dallas, has been working with the Boomers squad in Melbourne and has until Aug. 5 to show he is fit enough to play in his third Olympic basketball tournament.Matthew Dellavedova, who helped Cleveland to an historic comeback win for the NBA championship last month and has since moved to the Milwaukee Bucks, and 2014 NBA champion Patty Mills are also in the Australian squad.We are going to Rio to win a medal, Mills said. We all understand it is going to be a very hard task but the belief in each other that we can get it done is very exciting. This is certainly one of the sttrongest teams Ive been a part of. Cheap Barry Bonds Jersey. Dellavedova said he had been nervous about Olympic selections, despite his big year in the NBA.Nothings assumed. Every spot in the Australian team is earned, nothing is given, Lemanis said. But the meeting with (Dellavedova) is pretty easy: `Delly, youve made the team. Congratulations. 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In two games under new head coach Tom Thibodeau, the Minnesota Timberwolves held early double-digit leads only to watch those leads turn into losses. Brayden Schenn Jersey .The first such instance came against the Memphis Grizzlies, who come to Target Center on Tuesday for Minnesotas home opener. The Timberwolves held an early 17-point lead in the first game of the season at Memphis. The Grizzlies, however, fought back to give David Fizdale his first NBA head coaching win.Minnesota also squandered a big lead Saturday in Sacramento, falling to the Kings after being up by 18 in the first half. Its been a bumpy start to the Thibodeau era as his young team figures out how to close out games.The third quarter was a problem, a big problem, Thibodeau told the Minneapolis Star Tribune after the loss to Sacramento. We have to get a lot tougher. Thats what I see.Memphis is 2-1 entering Tuesdays game, and its season-opening win over Minnesota was sparked by a 24-point effort from guard Mike Conley.After falling behind big early, Memphis outscored the young Wolves 52-39 in the second half to help Fizdale earn his first win.I was squirming on the inside, Fizdale told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. But I knew our team had big-time jitters. Our energy was really good.Now those same two teams face off for the second time in less than one week after also meeting in the preseason -- a matchup Minnesota won.Last weeks season opener came down to the final minute, with the Grizzlies making their free throws down the stretch to fend off the Timberwolves. Making shots from the free throw line is an issue for Minnesota in its first two games; the Wolves shot 69 percent at the line against Memphis and 71 percent in a three-point loss to Sacramento.Since that win over the Wolves, the Grizzlies lost to the Knicks on the road, 111-104, before beating the Wizards by nine at home. Conley was the steady hand in Memphis two wins. He scored a team-high 24 against Washington in the overtime win.That win came after Fizdale tweaked his starting lineup, giving James Ennis and Jarell Martin the start. That new look helped the Grizzlies get out to a fast start, something they didnt do in their previous two games.It remains to be seen which lineup Fizdale will go with against Minnesota on Tuesday.The Timberwolves, meanwhile, hope to have a large lead once again -- as long as theyre able to hold onto it for Thibodeaus first win in Minnesota.We lost two games already. We just try to win, Timberwolves fourth-year guard Zach LaVine told the Star Tribune. 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Mourinho is expected to be named the next United manager in the coming days as Louis van Gaals two-year spell comes to an end. Man Utd sack LVG Manchester United have sacked manager Louis van Gaal, according to reports Although Van Gaal signed off with victory in the FA Cup final, Redknapp told Sky Sports that Mourinho is the right option for his replacement. It was the right time to make the move, he said. If you are looking out there then what better option do you have?It just felt like they were treading water. It just didnt seem to work. The crowd never really took to him and the style of football isnt really what they wanted. The brand was struggling because of that. Man United were treading water under Louis van Gaal, according to Redknapp If you are looking to change then Jose Mourinho is a serial winner, he knows how to win. Not always in the most expansive style that the United fans will want, but there is every chance he could be winning trophies for them.While Van Gaal was criticised for failing to make United into an exciting team to watch, there have been questions over whether Mourinho would represent a huge shift in playing style. Alan Smith says Mourinho is the right man to bring excitement back to Old Trafford The former CChelsea manager is not known for an attacking brand of football, and Redknapp said: I dont think he can change and I dont think he will. Garry Unger Jersey. Jose had success doing things his own way.Sometimes we are a little bit critical of him, there has been spells when Chelsea played some great football as well. The year they won the cup a couple of years ago, the first 20 games they were fantastic.Once they had to win the league and they realised they had to get across the line, they did it in a Jose sort of style. They can be expansive. I think the Man Utd fans just want to play some good football and win some games, for it to be a bit more exciting. There will be goals there. Marcus Rashford flourished under Louis van Gaal Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in December.He left the Blues 16th in the Premier League, having lost nine of their 16 league games.He lost his way this season and threw his toys out of the pram regularly, said Redknapp. You cant behave like that if you are the Man Utd manager.  You have to be outstanding and do it correctly. I think Man Utd fans, the club and the board would ask that of him.Another question of Mourinho is whether he would continue to give chances to Uniteds youth players. 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All told, six Americans died. Later, Decker couldnt sleep, feeling the loss of those lives as if they were family. In another three nights came word that insurgents were crossing from Saudi Arabia into Iraq. Deckers Special Forces team hopped into a CH-46 with orders to clear the target. Ramps descended from the helicopter, and the team opened fire on tents and trucks. To Decker, it felt like justice, revenge. Even now, Deckers eyes well up, his face reddens, his hands shake as he relives this memory and recalls the code soldiers live by: Youre fighting based on the obligation to the person next to you. Youre depending on each other for survival. After Decker retired from the Army, that idea became more than a code. It became an obsession, something he wanted to dissect, quantify, predict and use to maximum effect elsewhere -- perhaps even in the world of professional football.TWELVE YEARS LATER, this past February, retired Lt. Col. Brian Decker sat next to Bill Belichick in the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis watching the NFL combine. The NFL, of course, aligns itself with the military as if compelled by civic -- even moral -- cause. But that romanticized vision always falls short, stark in its superficiality. Yet there was Decker, pleading a case to the games greatest coach that the connection wasnt superficial at all, that in fact the greatest soldiers and the greatest football players share innate qualities -- the clichéd intangibles. Beyond that, he could discern those elusive qualities.Was he out of his mind? Or onto something? Decker was largely unknown around the NFL, but he had credentials to back up his claim. Hed successfully reinvented the process for picking Green Berets and spent two years with the Cleveland Browns applying the same basic principles to crack the NFL character code, which teams have long tried -- and failed -- to master. If he was right, his methodology could change the way teams considered prospects. All he needed was a second chance.What looked from afar like casual conversation between Belichick and Decker was actually a job interview of sorts, arranged by Michael Lombardi, a longtime NFL personnel employee who at that moment was an assistant to the Patriots coaching staff. The pitch lasted almost five hours, and when it was finished, Belichick invited Decker to Foxborough for two days of talks. Before they parted in Indy, Decker asked Belichick what player trait he struggled most to predict. Belichicks answer was as blunt as it was revealing about realities in the NFL. Here was a head coach with four Super Bowl rings, with a quarterback who plays for less than market value, who has created an entire methodology based on common sacrifice and submission of ego -- a coach with more leverage than any other in the NFL -- telling Decker he had trouble finding players willing to buy in.DECKER IS NOT a football guy, as football guys say, but he is an exceptional one. Hes 44, but in the right light he passes for 24. Hes compact and lean, with sandy brown hair. He grew up in a military family in the sticks of Kentucky. In school, he was always picking fights. He played one year of football, as a 120-pound cornerback. His grades werent good enough to qualify for the University of Kentucky. He enrolled in Army basic training, where he found his calling. He says he finished first out of more than 300 at ROTC summer camp, starting a run of success over several years. He was a top performer in Special Forces training, and he served tours in Iraq as a team leader and intelligence developer. No soldiers on his teams were ever killed, nor even injured.In 2011, Decker was picked to run the Special Forces Assessment and Selection program in North Carolina, a job analogous to NFL general manager. He found a program outdated since its creation in 1988, focused on the wrong standards and outcomes. The training was brutal, 18 hours a day of lifting logs, hiking through forests alone at night, wading through snake-infested rivers. If you were still standing after nearly three weeks, you would likely advance to the next level of the three-year program. It was a test that Decker had passed with honors nearly a decade before, finishing without a heel in one of his boots due to blisters as big and red and soft as plums. But the program wasnt working. An internal study showed that fewer than a third of soldiers selected possessed the rare mix of decisiveness in chaos and genuine devotion to teamwork.Decker wanted soldiers who werent satisfied just to become Green Berets but who wanted to be great Green Berets. He set out to find data-driven models for identifying those soldiers. Decker wanted to focus on intrinsic, rather than extrinsic, motivation. He read books about emotional intelligence and talent measurement and studied the characteristics of introverts versus extroverts, and of fluid IQ, the ability to recognize and adjust to patterns on the fly. He changed the training courses to more closely resemble modern warfare. He began to approach Special Forces candidates as if he were a therapist, not an officer. Brian was the first one to open our eyes and question the way wed done things for 20 years, says Col. Glenn Thomas, Deckers boss. We had never asked, Why is this class better than that class?After three years, Decker had devised a program that collected 1,200 data points on each candidate, from peak physical performance to psychometrics, the science of measuring mental processes. He could effectively predict the profile of a Green Beret: college-educated with an IQ around 122, in his early 30s, probably from a suburb of a major city, someone who responded to trauma in his life with increased self-motivation. As a result, the washout rate of Special Forces was 30 percent lower than when he took over. We can train a guy to do a few extra pullups, but we cant make someone adaptable and able to work as part of a team if the traits arent there, says Thomas, sounding not just like a decorated colonel but like, well, a football coach.JOE BANNER, the CEO of the Browns in 2012 and 2013, also wasnt a football guy, having come into the league with an economics degree and experience in business. He liked to think outside the box. For 15 years in the NFL, hed tried to confront a confounding question: Why do 50 percent of all first-round draft picks fail? In his previous job as president of the Philadelphia Eagles, he commissioned a study revealing that teams rarely misevaluated raw talent. Scouts did their jobs well, in other words. Picks were failing because of something subtler and harder to grasp, much less predict: mental makeup. Banner saw an opportunity in simple math. If he could determine which half of potential first-round picks were up to the rigors of the NFL and then winnow the list to 10 or so prospects the Browns wanted, he could increase his odds of scoring an impact player from 50 percent to, say, 80 percent. A huge competitive advantage, he says.In 2013, Banner had decided to tackle football character once and for all. He wanted people who knew players dating back to high school for before-and-after comparisons of their character, so he hired a recruiting coordinator and campus host from a pair of SEC schools. And he wanted a verifiable method to determine which character traits held the most predictive value. That year at training camp, Banner met Decker. He was there as a guest of Lombardi, then the Browns GM, and head coach Rob Chudzinski, who had both gone to Special Forces camp a few months earlier in search of training tips. Decker described to Banner his methodology for picking soldiers. Banner immediately saw connections between the military and football. Special Forces teams operate much like an offensive or defensive unit: There are blocking-and-tackling activities, isolation of matchups based on analysis and game planning, and execution that draws on reservoirs of intangibles. Most of all, both pursuits rely on mutual ambition and sacrifice. He could pick out, within a group of top achievers, who could really take the next step, Banner says now. His techniques and studies were amazing.Banner set the wheels in motion to hire Decker. It took months for the military retirement paperwork to be finalized, but in early 2014 Decker joined the Browns, with a vague title -- player personnel strategist -- and a vital mission: Do for football what you did for the military.However, before Deckers first day, Banner, Lombardi and Chudzinski -- his entire support system -- were fired.DECKER SITS IN his home office outside Cleveland on an early summer day, surrounded by medals and mementos from war, with a stack of papers and slides that serve as a plan of attack for his enemy. In this case, the enemy is conventional wisdom.Even now, as new methodologies creep into NFL draft rooms -- analytics, sports science -- the fundamental process of evaluating players has not greatly changed. Its hard to explain why, just as its hard to explain why many coaches claim that Rex Ryans defensive system is by far the best in the NFL yet only a handful of teams use it. Except for the half dozen or so clubs that always adapt and thus always contend, change is slow in the NFL, especially now that scouts feel more under attack than ever. Sit at a bar at the combine and youll hear a scout argue, If 50 percent of marriages fail, why is anyone surprised that 50 percent of first-round draft picks fail?When analytics staffers from various teams gather, conversation inevitably turns to what would be the mother lode metric: a measurement of the will to be great. Nobody has found an accurate assessment. Only two teams -- New England, with renowned character coach Jack Easterby, and Seattle, with psychologist Angela Duckworth, author of the best-seller Grit -- even try innovative approaches. But after the Brownns ritualistic housecleaning in 2014, new GM Ray Farmer was intrigued enough to put Decker in charge of some prospect interviews, 60 or so, at the combine. Cheap Packers Jerseys Authentic. Most teams want the GM and coaches asking the questions. Teams always say the allotted 15 minutes isnt enough to learn about someones entire life, so they treat interviews as lie detector tests, with blunt yes-or-no questions before moving on to the football stuff. Decker, though, tried to profile players. He asked zero football questions. He did interviews at round tables instead of square to avoid intimidating prospects, and he asked open-ended questions, many adapted from the ones he asked soldiers. He was less concerned with the existence of what scouts would call character issues - failed drug tests or arrests - than with why those issues existed.Deckers work with the Browns is proprietary, so he cant get into the data details. But in his office he demonstrated a sample interview by interviewing me. He had done his homework: He wanted to know about the impact of my parents divorce. He wanted to know how I coped with stress. He wanted to know my professional goals. He wanted to know whether Id ever quit a sport, and why. He wanted to know a moment in my life when I was broken, and how I responded. Decker took notes, not of my answers but of how I answered. He watched for eye contact, for rate of speech, for clarity of answers -- all tells if I happened to be lying or filibustering. If I were a draft prospect, he also would have probed to see what teaching method worked best for me and tested my ability to adjust on the fly and solve problems. The goal is to work up a behavioral analysis that is not only deep but predictive.On draft boards, most teams mark a guy as a character risk with a simple symbol, such as a picture of Bill Clinton. Decker distilled his information into a character-risk chart, based on injury-risk charts, so it was easy for coaches to understand: A 1-2 score was a low character risk; 5 was high. Deckers ideal football player, like his ideal soldier, would have at least average cognitive ability, high self-awareness and a demonstrated ability to handle high-pressure situations and adversity. Think Tom Brady at Michigan or Russell Wilson at NC State. Before they were great, they were in crisis. He leaned on the pieces that he knew generated real results, Farmer says. The things that he got the military to use were so much more scientific than what the league was doing.Quarterbacks, and the mysterious components that allow a few to thrive and most to fail, always fascinated Decker. He began work on a seven-page character and intelligence model. He tried to find data that indicated what kind of learning curve a college quarterback would have in the pros, based on his relevant experience: whether he had been in a pro system, calling plays, reading defenses, making adjustments. He combined that with information on the quarterbacks ability to react quickly and personal characteristics, such as practice habits and mental toughness, stuff that was straight out of Special Forces training. The model combined all the results to answer two questions about quarterbacks: What have you been exposed to, and how smart are you?For instance, Marcus Mariota and Jimmy Garoppolo had high levels of fluid intelligence but lower levels of relevant experience in a pro-style offense, so they were projected to have a low floor and high ceiling. Guys like Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr were rated as having high floors and low ceilings -- players who could contribute immediately. Only rare prospects with exceptional fluid intelligence and experience -- Andrew Luck, for instance -- were given the highest mark. It was a completely fresh approach, Lombardi says.The problem was that Decker was nowhere close to collecting enough data to truly test his model. In Special Forces, he controlled most of the operation, from talent acquisition to teaching programs. He was Belichick or Pete Carroll, the ultimate authority. In Cleveland, he provided information that Farmer would consider. He wasnt in the war room on draft day. The coaching and personnel staffs werent always working in concert. He could only watch to see how players who scored poorly on his methods would do on other teams. His data showed that Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant, for instance, was likely to fail an NFL drug test, and he did. Decker felt he was just scratching the surface of his methods. And then Farmer and others were fired in January. Shortly after, so was Decker, as collateral damage. It had been hard enough for Decker to sell his core beliefs inside the building. Now he had to start over.THE BROWNS SEMIANNUAL management purge has many casualties, but the main ones are ideas. The team never seems to stick with any particular ideology long enough to know whether it will work, so its impossible to judge the merits of anything. Its all deemed a cosmic failure. And so Decker carried that baggage, in addition to the baggage of a new approach, when he visited Foxborough after his long meeting with Belichick at the combine. The way the Patriots often interview is to rapidly and coldly fire darts that test a candidates logic and resolve. Decker was nervous, so he did what he always does: He overprepared. He reread his most influential books, Duckworths Grit and Hendrie Weisingers Performing Under Pressure. It was a classic pressure situation, he says. It was important to me, it was on my shoulders, and the outcome was largely based on my actions. And I f---ed up.The coaches asked: If your quarterback diagram worked so well -- and it basically said that Brady is the ideal quarterback, which we already knew -- why did the Browns pick Johnny Manziel? Decker didnt have a good answer -- he cant criticize the Browns, per the terms of his contract -- other than to say that it wasnt his job to pick players and that the warning signs were there. The coaches asked: If you believe so passionately about your process, where is the empirical data? Deckers sample size -- two years worth of prospects that he analyzed for the Browns, few of whom even ended up being picked and even fewer of whom ended up contributing -- was so small as to be insignificant. Most of his work was a hypothesis based on books and his military experience, and although initial returns seemed right, he needed more time. They talked a lot about Garoppolo, the Patriots second-round pick in 2014 who was now being groomed to start the first four games. Decker reiterated that Garoppolo was the smartest quarterback hed ever interviewed but that he was concerned the system he ran at Eastern Illinois was too simple and that to reach his potential he would need a lot of NFL reps. The Patriots felt Decker was confirming what they already knew.Then he turned to the issue Belichick had raised: finding players who would buy in. Decker talked about how the Special Forces persuaded candidates to think in terms of a unit, in part by creating leaderless teams in training so every soldier will lead. But even that comparison fell flat. After all, in the military, soldiers sign over their lives and will die for one another. Theres an all-encompassing sense of duty and pride and, yes, love. NFL players are the opposite. They say they love one another, but every NFL coach, and executive, and player, knows they dont. They cant. The game is too ruthless, too cutthroat, with too much money on the line.But the biggest problem with Deckers sales pitch was that the Patriots had already more or less bought in. Three years ago, they hired Easterby to interview prospects and implement his own version of character assessment. Lombardi, one of Belichicks best friends, says the coach really liked Decker. But Decker has been in limbo ever since, having lost his job with a bad team and lost out on a gig with a great one. He has few connections around the league, and his biggest champions -- Banner, Farmer and Lombardi, who left the Patriots this summer -- are out of football now. Banner recently pitched Decker to a head coach. He could tell the coach was sold, but he said the GM would never welcome another voice in the draft room. Its going to take a team with a fresh approach, Lombardi says. Its a challenge for Brian.Its enough of a challenge to test Deckers convictions about the intrinsic link between the military and football. He and his wife, Karen, are discussing it over lunch on an early-summer afternoon in their backyard. How coaches and officers are similar personalities, obsessed with strategic minutiae. How football facilities can resemble bunkers that no one ever leaves. How football wives often feel like military wives, left alone to raise the kids. Then Karen breaks out a plastic box that contains some old letters from Deckers service days.Please send Doritos, cheese dip, 3-4 zone bars and peanut butter cookies. ... Send six pairs of thick socks ASAP. ... I have 16 days and a wakeup until I can see you again.He used code words to describe when he was going out on missions, to get around security rules: Going fishing tomorrow, hed write.I havent looked at these in ages, Karen says.Deckers mind wanders, as it often does. He likes watching video of miked-up players to see how they rally their teams, how they push teammates in difficult situations. He remembers a time toward the end of his first tour in Iraq when he faced a problem: Some of his team was reluctant to wander outside the wire -- the walls of the compound -- unless they were under orders to fight. Nobody wants to lose a soldier, especially right before he goes home. Decker noticed fear creeping in, as contagious as pinkeye. He collected them. Listen, man, weve got f---ing 10 days left, and were going outside the wire every day, he said. The team did, and nobody got hurt, and they all went home with an unbreakable bond. Its Deckers vision for an NFL team, even if right now its his alone. Seth WickershamWickersham is a senior writer for ESPN. 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The last couple of years have been really disappointing for all involved, and we all have a lot of work to do to get back where we want to be.But I just remember when I was named captain, where we were at as a team. It was not a pretty picture. So what Ive been able to accomplish with the help of a lot of my teammates has been pretty great, and I felt Im still able to do that.Anze Kopitar was appointed the Kings captain two weeks ago, after a series of meetings among Brown, coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi. Brown said the decision was made several weeks before that, but the team waited to announce until well after news of the plan leaked to reporters.Ultimately, I understand the decision, and I respect the decision, Brown said. Part of my problem was how it was handled. It just put me in an awkward spot.Brown also said he believes the Kings have tried to trade him. Asked to describe his current relationship with Kings management, he replied: Im not going to say its rosy.Brown hasnt scored 30 points in any of the Kings past four seasons, and the U.S. Olympian is no longer widely considered one of the NHLs top power forwards. His declining offensive production and $47 million contract through the 2021-22 season make him practically unmovable, but Brown isnt interested in leaving.Lombardi said he hopes Brown will rediscover his game with the burden of leadership lifted. Brown didnt want to be rid of that burden, however.It was a tough pill to swallow, he said. There are a lot of emotions that go through it. But at the end of the day, it waas really out of my control because this is a management decision -- not the players voting on it or anything like that. Giancarlo Stanton Jersey. To be quite honest, it wouldve been a lot harder had it been my teammates doing this.Brown acknowledged that he has had differences with Sutter, who became the Kings coach in late 2011, more than three years after Brown became captain. Brown said their recent clear-the-air meetings probably should have happened a year ago.Sutter and Brown led the Kings to two titles and 10 playoff series victories from 2012 to 14, but Los Angeles missed the playoffs in 2015. The Kings led the Pacific Division for most of the past season but were eliminated by San Jose in five games in the first round.Los Angeles struggles the past two seasons -- and Browns shortcomings on the ice -- ultimately led to the change.I enjoyed the responsibility, but whether I have a C on my chest or not, Im going to put pressure on myself to be better because Im not OK with just being OK, Brown said. If you are, then youre out of this league pretty quickly. I think this is maybe them trying to get me to a place where Im not worried about the young guys or all the stuff you kind of have to worry about a little bit more when youre the captain, and now I can just focus on my game a little bit more.Brown still threw his support behind Kopitar, his teammate and close friend for the past decade. Kopitar has led the Kings in scoring for nine consecutive seasons, and he won the Selke Trophy last week as the NHLs top defensive forward.I think Kopi is going to be a great captain, Brown said. Ive been with him since he came into this league, and hell be fine in this situation. I have all the faith in the world in Kopi in being the guy now, but from my perspective, I wasnt happy with this decision. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' ' 
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WARSAW, Poland -- Leading by two goals against a winless Polish struggler, Real Madrids players could be forgiven for letting their guard down.But Legia Warsaw seized the chance to fight back and the European titleholder had to muster a late goal to salvage a humbling 3-3 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday.Madrid looked set to romp to another big win after Gareth Bale netted an amazing opener from distance in the first minute before then setting up Karim Benzema to make it 2-0.But in a stunning turn, Madrid went from strutting powerhouse for 40 minutes to a team desperately needing midfielder Mateo Kovacic to score an equalizer with five minutes remaining.Madrids slack defense -- and over-confidence -- let Legia rally back in shocking fashion to take the lead. Vadis Odjidja and Miroslav Radovic struck from long range before Thibault Moulin also scored from outside the area in the 83rd.Madrid was facing a humiliating defeat until Kovacic fired in from near the edge of the box to at least rescue a point.Madrid substitute Lucas Vazquez almost turned the result back around when he sent a shot off the crossbar right before the final whistle.Though it was a memorable match for Legias players, the home fans werent there to see it.The game was played at a near-empty Wojska Polskiego Stadium as the club had been banned from selling tickets by UEFA following racist behavior and the throwing of fireworks by supporters during a previous loss to Borussia Dortmund.Madrid would have advanced to the round of 16 with a win as Dortmund beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0 in the other Group F match.Madrid has eight points, two points behind Dortmund and five ahead of third-placed Sporting. Legia earned its first point after losing its first three matches, including a 5-1 loss at Madrid.It was a strange match, it didnt go the way we wanted it to, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said. We lacked a bit of everything. Above all, when you score two goals we dropped our intensity and when you do that they can score.Now we are going to forget this game.Denied any home support, Legia appeared to be ripe for another easy win for Madrid after conceding a competition-high 13 goals, while only scoring one, in its trio of previous defeeats. Wholesale Jets Jerseys. It was strange playing without spectators, but its no excuse. We are not happy with the result, Bale said. We had control of the game and lost concentration and, if you do this at this level, you get punished. We need to be better defensively and the chances we have we need to be more clinical. We can learn from this, be stronger from it.Zidane experimented with his starting lineup, playing both Benzema and Alvaro Morata up front together with Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, supported by two midfielders. He also gave some rare playing time to Fabio Coentrao in his injury-hit defense that was without Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Marcelo.But all that meddling backfired after Madrid lost its focus.There are many things to analyze, Zidane said. When you start out up two goals, there is a moment that you have to think more and play more as a team, and we didnt do that. 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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Jermaine Kearse Jersey .J. -- Victor Cruz has returned to practice for the New York Giants and earned the Odell Beckham Jr. seal of approval.It marked the first time in almost two weeks that the oft-injured 29-year-old wide receiver practiced with the team, and slightly increases the hope he will be able to resume his career after two frustrating seasons.Cruz missed last season with a calf injury and had his 2014 season ended after six games by a knee injury.The Giants and Cruz have been hoping this will be the year he returns, but there are still doubters. Cruz missed the opening two preseason games with a groin injury, and there is no certainty that he will be able to play on Saturday night against the Jets.Cruz was not available after practice Tuesday to say how he felt.Beckham, who has emerged the Eli Mannings go-to guy in Cruzs absence the past two seasons, liked what he saw from the receiver who was one of the NFLs biggest playmakers before being hurt.Just seeing him back out there catching some balls, bursting a little bit, Beckham said. It feels good. It feels right.The play Beckham appreciated was the one where he was running a deep pattern and Cruz was running one underneath.I looked back to see where the ball went and it went to 80, Beckham said. It was one-high coverage and it went to 80 and I see him take off. At first you see it and I was like Im about to get this one. Then the ball went somewhere else and I saw him catch it, turn up field and burst. Its great to see Vic back out there. Hes been through quite a lot.If Cruz can come back, the Giants would have three receivers with big-play potential -- Beckham, Cruz and rookie Sterling Shepard, the second-round draft pick.Giants general manager Jerry Reese has said he wants to see Cruz play in two preseason games.Beckham said the important date for Cruz is Sept. 11, the season opener at Dallas.In my opinion, if he came out of preseason and didnt do anything, dropped 95 balls and then came out in the regular season and caught everything, how much did it really matter at the time, Beckham said. Thats more of an opinionated question for him, I guess. In my mind, Im definitely looking forward and think Vic will be ready come Sept. 11.Game notes LB J.T. Thomas III was taken off the physically unable to perform list and practiced. The six-year veteran has been bothered by a hamstring injury since the spring. ... Rookie S Darian Thompson, the third-round pick, will miss Saturdays game with a shoulder injury. ... 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Carolina (6-8) kept its astronomical wild-card hopes alive and dealt a serious blow to the Redskins chances with two weeks left in the season.We didnt get it done, said wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who had seven catches for 111 yards. Obviously its frustrating because we knew what we had at stake, we knew what we had on our hands and we cant really talk about playoffs until we handle who we need to handle and play better.After being picked off by Kurt Coleman in the first half to set up a Carolina field goal, Cousins was sacked by Wes Horton and fumbled on the first snap after halftime as the Panthers took over at the 1-yard line. They scored two plays later to take a 20-9 lead.Cousins finished 32 of 47 for 316 yards with far too many missed throws in a game with such high stakes. Cousins and coach Jay Gruden were at a loss to explain how the usually high-powered offense sputtered at such a key moment.We just never got any kind of rhythm whatsoever throughout the whole game, said Gruden, referencing his team going 2 for 12 on third down. Part of it was the running game was atrocious, part of it was we had no deep passing game and then the other part: Carolina was very good today.Reigning league MVP Cam Newton showed no ill effects from a shoulder injury suffered last week, throwing for 300 yards and two touchdowns.He took a little bit of a shot early on, but when he came to the sideline and had a chance to take a breath he was ready to roll, Carolina coach Ron Rivera said.The Panthers took advantage of blunders by the Redskins, who lost their sixth consecutive Monday night home game. It was Washingtons most lopsided loss since being routed 38-16 by Pittsburgh in the season opener, also on a Monday night. Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey. 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They were already without linebackers Will Compton because of a knee injury and Sua Cravens because of an upper-arm injury.NOTEWORTHYPanthers K Graham Gano made four field goals but missed from 38 to end his streak at 13 in a row. ... Cousins broke his own single-season franchise record for passing yards after throwing for 4,166 last year. ... Colemans pick was his 11th interception since the start of 2015, the most by an NFC safety in that time. ... The Redskins are 2-15 on Monday night at FedEx Field, which opened in 1997. ... Despite being cleared from the NFLs concussion protocol, Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechly was inactive . ... Newton improved to 21-6 in regular-season games played in December or January. .. 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Nolan Patrick Jersey .The Hawks kicked the opening seven goals and spent the rest of Saturday afternoons match clinging onto their lead, running out 14.12 (96) to 8.9 (57) winners.The win means Hawthorn will end the weekend a game clear on top of the AFL ladder, while North slump to a seventh-straight loss against finals opponents.While the margin suggests a stroll for the premiers, the Kangaroos had looked a chance of reeling in an early 47-point deficit.A flashpoint came halfway through the third term, when Robbie Nahas was caught in possession bearing down on goal.A North conversion would have reduced the margin to just seven - instead, the Hawks led by 19 within a minute when Luke Breust finished a breakaway effort.The Kangaroos wouldnt find another goal as the Hawks blew the margin out with three final-term majors.Isaac Smiths game in midfield was immense, while Jordan Lewis, Bradley Hill and Sam Mitchell all produced strong showings around the ball.Robbie Tarrant was a tower of strength for North, with Andrew Swallow also coming into the contest.But the Kangaroos would rue their slow start.Two different contests were played either side of quarter-time.Before it, Hawthorn produced trademark Hawks footy, full of swift, sharp ball movement across the ground with plenty of run.Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson said it was the best quarter weve played for some time.Disappointed we couldnt keep going, he laughed.But theyre a good opponent. Their bigger fellas troubled us.Cyril Rioli led the rout, kicking two as his side left North Melbourne in the dust.When Todd Goldstein finally opened the Kangaroos account after 25 minutes, Breust popped up within 20 seconds of the restart with a dribbled goal that should contend for goal of the year.There was no intensity from North Melbourne, and a thrashing of historic proportions looked on the cards.After regrouping at quarter-time, the Kangaroos side that emerged from the huddle turned it into a contest.But the closest they could come was 13 points, before Breusts major won the momentum back for Hawthorn.Without key targets Ben Brown and Jarrad Waite, North struggled to put their dominance on the scoreboard.Beaten coach Brad Scott lamented the effort by his on-ballers, praising Majak Daw and fit-again Lachie Hansens afternoons.Conceding a 46-point start makes it difficult, he said.Both the bookends were really positive - our midfield was really up and down. 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Early in the game, a guy took two, three steps and hit him in the head and they didnt call a penalty.Weve talked about it ad nauseam. It doesnt matter. They aint going to change it.Tight end Greg Olsen said its time that officials treat Newton like a quarterback and make more calls.I know hes the biggest guy on the field, but hes still the quarterback, Olsen said of the 6-foot-5, 245-pound NFL MVP. Well see what some of those [helmet-to-helmet hits] look like. Obviously, we got one of them, but we didnt get many yards off of it.The one that was called occurred late with Newton trying to rally Carolina for a last-second field goal that Graham Gano ultimately missed from 50 yards. But Newton also was flagged for intentional grounding, offsetting the penalties.Its not my place to question the officials, Newton said. I really like the officiating crew. It wasnt something I know they did intentionally, but its not fun getting hit in the head.We didnt lose the game off that. I know that for a fact.He said he tries to warn the officials every time he is hit in the head.But if the flag is not thrown, then its OK, he said.The NFL said in a statement Friday that medical personnel, including the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant, reviewed video of Darian Stewarts final-minute hit on Newton. Adidas Flyers Jerseys. They concluded there were no indications of a concussion that would require further evaluation and the removal of the player from the game, the league said.An NFL Players Association spokesman said Friday morning that the union was reviewing whether proper concussion protocol was followed.Under the revised policy agreed upon in July, if the NFLPAs findings dispute the leagues findings, the union can appeal to a neutral arbitrator who has the authority to discipline the Panthers or the individuals responsible for Newtons well-being.This is why we have the new policy, said union spokesman George Atallah. 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You see them both downplay it -- Its just a regular hockey game -- but at the end of the day, both of them want to prove to everyone that theyre the big shot. Obviously its not the No. 1 thing on their mind, but all pro athletes have that extra gear. They want to be that clutch player who comes through in the crunch. There will be more on the line for them Tuesday.Scheifele seems to be in the middle of it all these days. He rode shotgun with Matthews and McDavid on Team North America and now has the sensational Finnish rookie Laine on his wing in Winnipeg.Ive played with all of them. Ive got the dirt on all of them, joked the talented?Winnipeg Jets?center during a phone conversation.It is a weird feeling. Im 23 years old, and I feel like I have to take care of the kids, Scheifele added with a laugh.Laine, 18, electrified the Winnipeg crowd with a hat trick in that Oct. 19 win over Matthews and the?Toronto Maple Leafs?-- the opening NHL chapter in what will be a forever debate between the top two picks of last Junes draft. The Calder Trophy likely will have one of their names engraved on it next June.The McDavid-Matthews narrative will also continue to have juice. Both are franchise centers for whom organizations tried to move mountains, just for the chance to land them in the lottery. The Leafs fell short of doing so in the spring of 2015 and lost out on McDavid before hitting the jackpot last spring to claim the top draft spot and the right to choose Matthews. So its understandable that the two players will always be compared with one another.?Scheifele showed his own moxie by meshing very well with both franchise players in September.Connor can pretty much do it all. He can score, he can set guys up, hes got unbelievable speed, he plays good D in the D-zone, Scheifele said. Auston is a great guy down low, holds on to the puck really well. Hes a very methodical player. Im a pretty simple guy. I get pucks in, I hold the puck down low, I get to open areas and ttry to be a consistent player every night. Nike Air Max Plus Scontate. I think thats why I was able to play with those guys because they knew what they were getting out of me each and every night. With guys of that skill level, it makes it easy to find open hole, youre going to get chances. It was really exciting to play to play with those two guys.At one point last week, Matthews 10 points led the NHL in scoring. He has gone three consecutive games since then without a point, but you know thats not going to last. Now McDavid has taken the NHL scoring lead, with 12 points in nine games (hes tied with Claude Giroux?of the?Philadelphia Flyers).The most exciting to me is just how much better they get every single night, Scheifele said of McDavid and Matthews. Theyre pretty special, but theyre getting better every night, which is the scary thing.Scheifele faced McDavid in the Heritage Classic on Oct. 23, so he has already played against both of his World Cup linemates.I gave Connor a cross-check after one draw, because he beat me. He skated by me and said, Scheif, that hurt, chuckled Scheifele, who knows McDavid well, as they both work out together during the summer in the Toronto area. I only took one or two draws against Auston. I didnt get to play against him as much. But they were both awesome to play against. You watch the skill level, its pretty crazy just to see what theyre doing now.Scheifele figured those McDavid-Matthews draws on Tuesday night will be entertaining.Im sure theyll be ribbing each other at some faceoffs, Scheifele said. Itll be a fun game to watch for sure.It has been that kind of early season for the NHL, as the next wave of generational stars -- McDavid, Matthews, Laine, Johnny Gaudreau, Dylan Larkin?et al. -- puts its stamp on the game. Its a heady time for franchise-altering youth in the NHL.Its crazy the amount of young guys coming into the league doing unbelievable things, said Scheifele, who is playing in his fourth NHL season. It just shows where the game of hockey is going. I know Connor works on his game more than anyone. Hes the guy shooting pucks at his house, on the ice doing extra things, working on faceoffs, whatever it is, hes a guy trying to get better and better each and every day. Thats what makes all these young kids so special. 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