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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Olivier Giroud Jersey . -- Florida State was happy to play at home after two weeks on the road.The eighth-ranked Seminoles scored the first 10 points and cruised to a 90-41 victory over Western Carolina on Sunday.Its always important to get out to a fast start. It allows the depth of our team to be exceptional, Florida State coach Sue Semrau said after her team won its seventh straight. When you jump out it gives you more confidence.The Seminoles (8-1) led 52-12 at halftime and would lead by as many as 52 points midway through the third quarter.In the Seminoles first nine games they are averaging 44.3 points in the first half and shooting 50.5 percent from the field while holding opponents to an average of 26.6 points.FSU had another balanced attack with four players in double figures. Shakayla Thomas led the way with 18 points and also grabbed six rebounds.It is the fifth time this season the junior forward, who was last seasons Atlantic Coast Conference sixth player of the year, has led the team in scoring.Im more consistent. Defensively I am more aware of different things. I feel like I can guard any position and thats a big step from where I was, Thomas said.Leticia Romero scored 16 points while Ivey Slaughter added 14 and Chatrice White 10.Lauren LaPlant and Hatfield each had 12 points for the Catamounts (3-7), who shot 26 percent from the field.We came out and werent as fired up as we liked to be but we were outmatched to begin with. In the second half they fought back and did the things we wanted them to, Western Carolina coach Stephanie McCormick said.BIG PICTUREWestern Carolina: This was the Catamounts second game in Tallahassee in three days. They got the win over Florida A&M in overtime on Friday night but were no match for the Seminoles. Junior forward Sherae Bonner, who leads the nation in total rebounds with 107, was held to a season-low of two.Florida State: The only thing the Seminoles struggled at was from the free throw line, where they were 17 of 26 (65.4 percent). FSU came into the game ranked fifth in the ACC in free-throw percentage and are shooting 70.4 percent from the line. This is one area it has to improve before the start of conference play later this month.STAT OF THE NIGHTFSU has won by an average of 31.7 points during its winning streak. It has held a lead of 21 points or more in six of the last seven games.LETDOWNFlorida States Imani Wright, who came into the game second on the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game, did not score in 17 minutes played. The junior guard missed all four shots from the field.UP NEXTWestern Carolina: The Catamounts finish a three-game road trip with a Thursday morning game at Radford.Florida State: The Seminoles host No. 19 Florida on Thursday. This will mark the first time in 77 meetings that both teams have been ranked when facing each other.---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Joe Reedy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/joereedy Davide Zappacosta Jersey . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. Eden Hazard Jersey . Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3. http://www.chelseafcproshop.com/Kids-Alvaro-Morata-Jersey/ . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Harry Kane struck for two very late goals to give Tottenham Hotspur an incredible 3-2 victory over West Ham United at White Hart Lane on Saturday.Spurs Heung-Min Son, who had recently come on as a substitute, charged to the byline in the 89th minute and produced a low cross that West Ham keeper Darren Randolph could only touch into the path of Kane, who calmly sidefooted home for a 2-2 tie.Just two minutes later, Son entered the penalty area again and was brought down by fellow substitute Havard Nordtveit, with Kane producing a perfecct penalty to win the match and improve Tottenham to 7-6-0. Marcos Alonso Jersey. he Hammers misery was compounded when captain and best performer on the day Winston Reid was sent off in stoppage time for a harsh second yellow card.It was West Ham (3-2-7) who had taken the lead in the 24th minute when Michail Antonio diverted Reids shot into the net with an opportunistic header after Cheikhou Kouyate had hit the bar. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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LAS VEGAS -- The Breeders Cup -- held this year Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California -- constitutes two of my favorite betting days of the year. Leon Goretzka Jersey .For those who dont know, the Breeders Cup (BC) is the championship day for horse racing and we get all the top horses from around the world. Every year, there are big upsets and huge payoffs. This happens because these are all high-quality horses, yet many of them get overlooked by the betting public and go off at higher odds than you would ever see them in regular races -- and odds in excess of their true chances to win.Since 1999, Ive picked every BC race in print or online in the pages of the weekly GamingToday newspaper here in Vegas, then as the Las Vegas correspondent for Daily Racing Form, at my ViewFromVegas.com website (where my winners and record of a $3.28 for every $2 wagered is documented) and now for Chalk.This year, Im joined in handicapping some of the races by ESPN senior researcher Chris Fallica. You probably know him as The Bear from College GameDay and from his college football picks here at Chalk, but hes a horse racing expert in his own right, having qualified for the NTRA National Handicapping Championship the past four years.Here is how were handicapping every Breeders Cup race:Saturday(Note: Santa Anita is hosting the BC this year, but Saturdays nine BC races are Nos. 4-12.)BC Juvenile Fillies (Santa Anita Race 4, approximate post 3:05 p.m. ET)Dave Tuley: The 1-2 finishers from the Alcibiades at Keeneland -- Dancing Rags and Daddys Lil Darling -- arent being given much respect due to their relatively slow times, but Daddys Lil Darling had to be shuffled back a little with horses playing bumper cars in front of her and she was still able to make a big move to finish second by length. If shes able to stick a little closer like she did in her win in the Pochahontas, I think she can win this. Since I like her, I have to include Dancing Rags as a long shot. Im also using Yellow Agate, who is 2-for-2 and adding Lasix, and Noted and Quoted, who is 1-for-1 on this track and trained by Bob Baffert. Thiago Alcantara Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Jerome Boateng Jersey . Calgary scored on the first shift, and Michael Cammalleri scored twice as the Flames cruised to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. http://www.fcmunichpro.com/Kids-Sandro-Wagner-Jersey/ . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game. The spread offenses of Virginia Tech and Syracuse were both tested in the rain and wind last week in North Carolina. The Hokies passed. The Orange did not.The teams will face off in a much more controlled environment at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse when the 17th-ranked Hokies (4-1, 2-0 ACC) face the Orange (2-4, 0-2) at 3:45 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPNU).The question: Will Syracuse have success against a Virginia Tech defense that has shut down a pair of high-flying offenses in its last two games? The Hokies seem ready.No matter how good of a game we play, we never want to get complacent, Hokies cornerback Brandon Facyson said.And how much better can the Hokies offense perform when it does not have to deal with the sloppy conditions brought on by Hurricane Matthew?Tech is coming off a convincing 34-3 road win over then-No. 19 North Carolina, a victory that vaulted the Hokies eight spots in the most recent Associated Press poll and put them in control of the division race.While hardly prolific, the Hokies offense was efficient enough while taking advantage of favorable field position throughout the contest.Quarterback Jerod Evans was only 7-of-17 passing for just 75 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Travon McMillian led the rushing attack with 76 yards on 17 carries against North Carolina. Both McMillian and Evans rushed for touchdowns.The real key to the victory for Tech, however, was its defense. The Hokies completely shut down a Tar Heels offense that put up gaudy numbers in each of its first five games. The Heels rushed for only 73 yards and passed for just 58. They turned the ball over four times on two lost fumbles and two interceptions.Techs defense has been dominant during a recent run that included blowout wins over Boston College, East Carolina and North Carolina. ECU also boasts one of the top spread offenses in the country, and it struggled against the Hokies in much the same way the Tar Heels did.The Hokies have outscored their last three opponents 137-20.Syracuses fast-paced, nno-huddle spread attack, engineered by first-year coach Dino Babers, couldnt get going at Wake Forest last week. Juan Bernat Jersey. The Orange, coming off back-to-back 30-point performances, had a season-low 326 total yards in a 28-9 loss to the Demon Deacons.Syracuse gained more than 400 yards in each of its first five games, and it exceeded 500 twice in that span.To me, we know theyre going to put the ball in the air and operate at an incredible pace. ... They like to run the ball, too, Hokies first-year coach Justin Fuente said.The Hokies could have their work cut out for them at the Dome, which it hasnt visited since 2002.Every down is a threat. They like to pass the ball, a very wide-open team, Facyson said of Syracuse. We just need to execute.Slowing down the pace also could help. The Orange like to play fast and pass-happy. When asked to do something different, Syracuse struggles.Faced with the weather and a blitzing Demon Deacon defense, Syracuse ran the ball 40 times and passed it just 26. While the offense was successful picking up yards in dribs and drabs, it lacked the big-play capability of the passing attack and couldnt find the end zone after the second quarter.The Orange threw just 14 passes through the first three quarters, and only took to the air late in the game as it attempted the late comeback. Quarterback Eric Dungy finished the game 14-of-25 passing for 156 yards with one interception.They were blitzing a lot on first down, stressing some personnel that have been young in their development, and we had trouble with it, Babers said. They were getting to the quarterback and getting shots. We had some guys open, but our quarterback cant throw it to them if he cant see them.On the bright side, the defense finally was able to keep an opponent from running up big numbers. It was a 14-9 game before the Deacons scored two touchdowns in the last four minutes. 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PHOENIX -- In two seasons, D. Cody Kessler Jersey .J. Humphries has gone from perpetually inactive to versatile and essential.He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round out of Florida, the 24th pick overall after leaving school early. And he did not dress for a single game as a rookie.At first, Humphries was ridiculed by coach Bruce Arians with the nickname Knee Deep, reflecting how far the coach said his foot needed to be in Humphries posterior to get the 6-foot-5, 307-pound tackles attention.Humphries wasnt offended.I think thats just how he works, he said. I kind of stopped worrying about it. I knew what I had to do on my end for the rest of the year.So he went to work.By late in the season, going against the likes of Dwight Freeney in practice, Humphries had gained a measure of confidence.I kind of started smelling myself a little bit, he said. I knew for sure I could play in this league, as good as our defense is.By the end of last season, Arians said he would have no qualms inserting the rookie into the lineup.He worked hard, Arians said. It was just a growth and maturation process, and just maturing as an individual. He was so young, and this is a grown man sport. Those young guys that have had all that success, never failed, and now all of a sudden theyre failing and they dont know how to handle it.His days of being on the Sunday inactive list were over. Right tackle Bobby Massie left for free agency and the job went to a far more mature Humphries.He had always played left tackle, though, so the switch required some adjustment.It was just like trying to go out and write with your left hand, Humphries said, because the first-year minicamp was the first time of my playing right tackle. Making that switch, I had to mentally tell myself I could do this.Humphries played good enough at the start of the season and steadily improved. Run blocking was his strength -- a great run blocker, running back David Johnson said -, and he was getting better against the pass rush.Then left tackle Jared Veldheer, the anchor of the offensive line, went down with torn triceps against Carolina on Oct. 30. Little-used John Wetzel started there the next two games. Two weeks ago at Atlanta, the job went to Humphries.He was going back to his natural position.I was actually a little nervous, to be honest, he said, because I had kind of got settled in at right tackle.But it a smooth transition.Its pretty clear thats what was natural for me, what Ive always played, Humphries said. I really didnt expect the mechanics to come back as fast as they did, so now I can actually work on fine-tuning the technique, kind of how I was fine tuning on the right tackle side.Quarterback Carson Palmer has had a close view of Humphries development and his switch from right tackle to left.Hes obviously gifted, Palmer said. There arent many guys that can make that transition so seamless, especially being a young guy. It is not like he is in year nine and the first three to four years he played on the right side and then he transitioned to left. To do it in week 13 like he did was pretty special.Arians now says the team has two left tackles.A great problem to have, Humphries said.He may be Arizonas left tackle of the future. Next season, though, barring some major personnel move, Veldheer will be back in his old spot.Humphries understands.I think its pretty clear that I love left tackle. Thats all Ive ever played, Humphries said. But Im willing to do whatever. 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The baseball season is winding down, which means the annual tradition of rookie dress-up is starting to take over major-league clubhouses.?The Texas Rangers rookies took part in the tradition on Thursday, sporting some interesting costumes on the team flight to Oakland.?Nomar Mazara wore a diaper and?Hanser Alberto saved the day as Wonder Woman. There was also an abundaance of milkmaid-style dresses and some scattered fairy-tale characters. Calais Campbell Jersey. ?The Rangers should be able to maintain that loose, fun attitude heading into next week: Their magic number to clinch the AL West is only two.?-- Alex Tekip Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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CHARLESTON, Ill. Thibaut Courtois Jersey . -- Casey Teson scored 17 points, including five of Eastern Illinois 13 3-pointers, Montell Goodwin added 14 points, including three 3s, and the Panthers cruised to a 101-49 win over Division III Fontbonne on Monday night.Demetrius McReynolds scored 12 for EUI (8-4), which has won four of its last five games, including three in a row.The Panthers, who came in ranked 10th in the country in turnovers forced (16.03 per game), converted 16 first-half Fontbonne turnovers into 18 points and took a 54-26 lead into the break. Eastern Illinois shot 50 percent from the field, including 9 of 17 from 3-point range, in the first half.Dallas Haywood led Fontbonne with 10 points. The Griffins, who shot just 24 percent in the second half, made 4 of 18 (22 percent) from 3-point range and committed 25 turnovers.It was EIUs highest scoring output of the season. Victor Moses Jersey . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. Cheap Chelsea Jersey .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. http://www.chelseafcproshop.com/Kids-Ngolo-Kante-Jersey/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. BRADFORD, England -- An English third-tier game was temporarily delayed because a drone was hovering over the stadium on Saturday.The referee halted play in the 65th minute of the Bradford-Bristol Rovers match at Valley Parade, and led the players from the field for their own safety. Fikayo Tomori Jersey. The players returned after a three-minute delay.The teams were 0-0 at the time of the stoppage. The game finished 1-1. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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Golfs two governing bodies outlawed the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, approving a new rule that starts in 2016 and urging the PGA Tour to follow along so the 600-year-old sport is still played under one set of rules. Jacoby Brissett Jersey . The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association adopted Rule 14-1b, which prohibits players from anchoring a club against their bodies. "We strongly believe that this rule is for the betterment of the game," USGA President Glen Nager said. "Rule 14-1b protects one of the important challenges in the game -- the free swing of the entire club." The decision Tuesday ends six months of sometimes rancorous debate. The rule was opposed by the PGA Tour and the PGA of America, which contended the stroke commonly used for long putters was not hurting the game and there was no statistical proof that it was an advantage. "We recognize this has been a divisive issue, but after thorough consideration, we remain convinced that this is the right decision for golf," R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said at European Tour headquarters outside London. The next step -- and perhaps the most important step -- is for the PGA Tour to follow the new rule or decide to establish its own condition of competition that would allow players to anchor the long putters. Most believe that would lead to chaos in golf. If a special condition were allowed for the PGA Tour, it would mean players could not use the anchored stroke at the U.S. Open and British Open. Augusta National is likely to follow the new rule at the Masters. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said in February the USGA and R&A would be "making a mistake" to adopt the rule, though he also has stressed in just about every interview that it was critical for golf to play under one set of rules. The tour said in a statement it would consult with its Player Advisory Council and policy board to determine "whether various provisions of Rule 14-1b will be implemented in our competitions, and if so, examine the process for implementation." It declined further comment until then. "I think its really important that the PGA Tour -- and all the professional tours -- continue to follow one set of rules," USGA executive director Mike Davis said. "We have gotten very positive feedback from the tours around the world saying that they like one set of rules, they like the R&A and USGA governing those. So if there was some type of schism, we dont think that would be good for golf." "And we are doing what we think is right for the long-term benefit of the game for all golfers, and we just cant write them for one group of elite players." The new rule does not ban the long putters, only the way they commonly are used. Golfers no longer will be able to anchor the club against their bodies to create the effect of a hinge. Masters champion Adam Scott used a long putter he pressed against his chest. British Open champion Ernie Els and U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson used a belly putter, as did Keegan Bradley in the 2011 PGA Championship. PGA of America President Ted Bishop, who had some of the sharpest comments over the last few months, also said his group would discuss the new rule -- and confer with the PGA Tour -- before deciding how to proceed. "We are disappointed with this outcome," Bishop said. "As we have said publicly and repeatedly during the comment period, we do not believe 14-1b is in the best interest of recreational golfers and we are concerned about the negative impact it may have on both the enjoyment and growth of the game." Some forms of anchoring have been around at least 40 years, and old photographs suggest it has been used even longer. It wasnt until after Bradley became the first major champion to use a belly putter that the USGA and R&A said it would take a new look at the putting style. "It can never be too late to do the right thing," Nager said. Those in favour of anchored putting argued that none of the top 20 players in the PGA Tours most reliable putting statistic used a long putter, and if it was such an advantage, why wasnt everyone using it? The governing bodies announced the proposed rule on Nov. 28, even though they had no data to show an advantage. What concerned them more was a spike in usage on the PGA Tour, more junior golfers using the long putters and comments from instructors that it was a better way to putt. There was concern the conventional putter would become obsolete over time. The purpose of the new rule was simply to define what a putting stroke should be. "The playing rules are not based on statistical studies," Nager said. "They are based on judgments that define the game and its intended challenge. One of those challenges is to control the entire club, and anchoring alters that challenge." The topic was so sensitive that the USGA and R&A allowed for a 90-day comment period, an unprecedented move for the groups that set the rules of golf. The USGA said about 2,200 people offered feedback through its website, while the R&A said it had about 450 people from 17 countries go through its website. Among those who spoke in favour of the ban were Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker. "Ive always felt that in golf you should have to swing the club, control your nerves and swing all 14 clubs, not just 13," Woods said Monday. Tim Clark and Carl Pettersson have used the long putter as long as they have been on the PGA Tour. Scott switched to the broom-handle putter only in 2011, and he began contending in majors for the first time -- tied for third in 2011 Masters, runner-up at the 2012 British Open, his first major victory in the Masters last month. "I dont really have a backup plan," Scott said at The Players Championship. "Im just going to keep doing what Im doing and deal with it then. I dont think there will be anything much for me to change. If I have to separate the putter a millimeter from my chest, then Ill do that. ... My hand will be slightly off my chest, probably." The putter would have to be held away from the body to allow free swing. Mark Newell, head of the USGAs rules committee, said the rule would be enforced like so many others in golf -- players would have to call the penalty on themselves. Bernhard Langer also uses a broom-handled putter, and the 55-year-old German was on the leaderboard at the Masters on the weekend before tying for 25th. "Its very disappointing," Langer told Golfweek magazine from St. Louis, where he was preparing for the Senior PGA Championship. "Well have to wait to see what the PGA Tour says, and right now, were all guessing. If they make their own rule, then nothing changes. If they dont make another rule, well have to adjust. Its been talked about and talked about and its just disappointing. I just dont understand why it took them 40 years to come to their conclusion." Clayton Geathers Jersey . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. Anthony Castonzo Jersey .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. http://www.coltsfansshop.com/Colts-Braden-Smith-Draft-Jersey/ .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. BALTIMORE -- A Michael Phelps fan who has autism has become an inspiration on his own after sharing his dream of competing in the Olympics one day on the swimmers Facebook page.Austin Levingstons Aug. 16 post has received more than 3,000 likes. In it, the 21-year-old man, from Great Bend, Kansas, says hes attending college and hopes to be the first person in his family to get a degree. He also tells Phelps, Im hoping to swim in the Olympics juust like you someday. T.Y. Hilton Jersey. .Levingston also is a doppelganger for Phelps, who grew up outside Baltimore. Levingston included a few pictures of himself which show a strong resemblance to the 23-time gold medalist.Levingston tells The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/2clHu51 ) he doesnt know if Phelps saw his post. 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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Custom Atletico Madrid Jerseys . -- No. 24 Penn State brings a serious dose of momentum to Purdue for Saturdays game.After all, the Nittany Lions are coming off a 24-21 upset of then No. 2 Ohio State last weekend. Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) is firmly in the discussion for a division title, too.However, the Nittany Lions have not won in an opponents stadium since 2014 and have lost seven consecutive true road games, including two this season. Penn State coach James Franklin hopes his defensive front can bring help bring an end to that skid.I think Ohio State had given up five sacks all year, and we were able to get six sacks in the game, five coming in the second half, Franklin said.Purdue (3-4, 1-3) is well aware of Penn States aggressive defense, which ranks second in Big Ten sacks with 22. Only No. 2 Michigan has more (25).And in only their second game for interim coach Gerad Parker, the Boilermakers will be trying to protect quarterback David Blough with a starting offensive line that will include sophomore Kirk Barron at center, redshirt freshman Matt McCann at right tackle and possibly freshman Michael Mendez at left tackle.Keeping Penn State defensive ends Evan Schwan, Garrett Sickels and Torrence Brown away from Blough with a young offensive line will be a difficult task.Its a great challenge, and I know the guys in the (offensive linemen) room are looking forward to it, Barron said. If this was a time to deal with adversity and we werent ready, we would crumble. Nebraskas front was just as good. Penn State does a few different things, and theyre all good. They blitz a ton, so we need to be able to communicate well and make that something we are able to shut down.Here are some other things to watch in this game:McSORLEY EFFECTDuring Penn States three-game winning streak, quarterback Trace McSorley has been able to move the offense with his feet and his arm. He has at least 63 rushing yards and one touchdown in each of the past three games, totaling 858 total yards on the ground and in the air.WHOS GOING DEEP?Penn States DeAndre Thompkins leads the team in deep targets and has caught five passes for 25 yards or more. But he left the Ohio State game after landing awkwardly and hard on his head and did not return. He is listed as a probable starter against Purdue, but Saeed Blacknall, who returned to action last week from a hand injury, could be the deep target if Thompkins cant play.MISSING PIECESPurdue continues to be without starting offensive left tackle Martesse Patterson and backup defensive backs Brandon Roberts and David Rose, all of whom are suspended for conduct not in keeping with team rules. Patterson is suspended after being arrested in September for felony assault on his roommate and breaking the roommates jaw. Parker has not given specifics about what led to the Roberts and Rose suspensions other than to say they are still members of the team but are not practicing.MEANINGFUL CALLParker said he was humbled on Monday when he received a call from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney congratulating Parker and his team for how well Purdue played in last weeks 27-14 loss at No. 7 Nebraska.He watched how hard we played, and for him to reach out and do that in a busy time for him and spend 26 minutes on the phone with me shows you why Clemson is where they are and why his guys believe in where he is, Parker said.SEEKING HOMEFIELD VICTORIESWhile Penn State has lost seven consecutive road games, Purdue is 1-12 in its 13 most recent Big Ten home games, defeating only Nebraska 55-45 last season in West Lafayette.The Boilermakers are 0-1 this season in Big Ten home games, losing to Iowa (49-35) on homecoming in a contest Purdue trailed 35-7 at halftime. 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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- In their first game back after a tough six-game road trip, the Vancouver Canucks looked like a team hoping to wipe away some bad memories.Troy Stecher tied it with 1:40 left in the third period and Markus Granlund scored in overtime, helping Vancouver rally to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Sunday.Dallas held leads of 3-1 and 4-3, but Vancouver got goals from Louis Eriksson, Brandon Sutter, Bo Horvat and Stecher to force overtime. The Canucks were coming off a 1-5 trip and have two wins in their last 12 games.It was a tough (road trip) for us, but its good to be back home and this was a good win for us, Granlund said. Everybody in this room is sticking together and playing for each other.Granlund scored 1:27 into overtime by finding a loose puck off a faceoff and snapping it past goalie Kari Lehtonen.That came after Stecher slapped a puck through Lehtonens legs, sending the arena into a frenzy. It was the first NHL goal for the 22-year-old rookie defenseman.It was a good feeling, Stecher said. But getting that win on home ice is a lot better feeling. Im sure you guys can see it throughout the room -- the vibes are up and we feel pretty good.Ryan Miller made 17 saves for Vancouver.Patrick Eaves scored twice and Lauri Korpikoski and Antoine Roussel also scored for the Stars, who wrapped up a five-game road trip 2-1-2.We were right there, Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. We made a little mistake on (Stechers goal), just on coverage going out to the point. If we played that better, that puck definitely doesnt go in.Lehtonen stopped 25 shots for Dallas, which had won 10 straight against the Canucks.Dallas had our number lately, Vancouver coach Willie Desjardins said. I dont know if it was a must-win, but it certainly was a big win for us, and we needed to score some gooals. Atletico Madrid Jerseys. It was good we battled in the third. I thought we showed great resiliency to stay with it.Eaves, Horvat and Korpikoski scored during a one-minute span early in the first period. Eaves knocked in a rebound past Miller at 5:43, but Horvat tied it at 6:05 with a wrist shot off Lehtonens shoulder. Korpikoski put Dallas back ahead on a 2-on-1 with Radek Faksa 20 seconds later.Eaves made it 3-1 with 4:56 left in the second. Tyler Seguin got his second of three assists with a cross-ice pass to Eaves, who one-timed a shot by Miller.Eriksson scored 3:26 into the third when a Stars turnover allowed Granlund to get the puck to him in the slot. The struggling forward put it through Lehtonens legs for his second goal of the season.Sutter tied it on the power play by finding the net from the slot with Lehtonen screened at 6:06 into the third.A defensive gaffe put Dallas back ahead. The puck deflected off Nikita Tryamkins skate and hit Millers pad before popping out right to Roussels stick for a tap in with 8:11 remaining.The Canucks appeared to tie it when Burrows shoveled in a loose puck in the crease, but Dallas successfully challenged for goaltender interference to overturn the goal.Game notes Stetcher was playing in his seventh game. The Richmond native had two assists and 16 shots prior to Sunday. ... Former Canuck Dan Hamhuis got a standing ovation during a video tribute. Hamhuis was with Vancouver for six seasons before signing a two-year free agent contract with Dallas in July.UP NEXTStars: Return home following this five-game trip to host New Jersey on Tuesday night.Canucks: Continue a four-game homestand Tuesday night against the New York Rangers. 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Five wins this season match Titans total from last two seasons combined. ... QB Marcus Mariota has thrown NFL-high 17 TD passes over past six weeks. Hes totaled NFL-record four TDs in six of first 22 career games. ... 2014 league rushing champ DeMarco Murray is No. 2 in NFL with 930 yards as he chases third career 1,000-yard season. Murray needs one TD run to break tie with Earl Campbell for most consecutive games with rushing score (five) in franchise history. ... OLB Brian Orakpo has team-high nine sacks after getting two last week vs. Aaron Rodgers. He needs one sack to become first Titans player to get 10 in one season since Jurrell Casey (2013). ... K Ryan Succop has made 29 consecutive field goals from less than 50 yards. ... Indianapolis will honor 10-year anniversary of 2006 Super Bowl championship with team members at halftime Sunday. ... Colts come off bye week looking for first back-to-back wins of season. Indy won Week 7 matchup when TE Jack Doyle caught 7-yard TD pass with 1:55 to go. ... Colts have allowed league-high 33 sacks. ... QB Andrew Luck is perfect 8-0 vs. Titans since entering league in 2012 and needs 261 yards to pass 1976 league MVP Bert Jones (17,653) for No. 3 on franchises career list. ... K Adam Vinatieri has extended NFL record for most consecutive field goals to 44. Vinatieri broke Mike Vanderjagts previous record (42) with two field goals at Tennessee. Vinatieri has made last nine field goals from 50 or more yards. ...RB Frank Gore will surpass Campbell, Leroy Kelly and Marshawn Lynch (74) on his next TD run. Gore needs 108 yards rushing to pass Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett for No. 8 on NFLs career list. ... Fantasy Tip: Colts have struggled to defend tight ends. Titans TE Delanie Walker had seven catches for 84 yards with one TD, all team highs, in first game vs. Indy, and had nine catches for 124 yards and another score last week vs. Packers. 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On July 18, Alex Rodriguez hit a second-inning solo shot off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman deep into the left-field seats at Yankee Stadium. It was only A-Rods ninth homer of the year, but it was also the 696th of his career, and it gave the New York Yankees a 1-0 lead en route to a 2-1 victory. After the game, he told reporters, Im getting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.Turns out it was a train. Last week, the Yankees pressured him into retiring after Fridays game, when he still could hit another. Or he could decide to come back at a later date. But for now, he remains tantalizingly close to joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth as the only members of the 700 Club.For some of the games greatest hitters, farewells dont always end well. Parting is such sweet sorrow and all that, but theres little poetry in balls, or players, reaching the warning track.Thats something to keep in mind as 40-year-old David Ortiz tries to finish what he says will be his last season with a bang?(528 HRs and counting); as Prince Fielder is forced to call it quits with 319 homers (same as his father, Cecil); as Mark Teixeira (404 ... do I hear 405?) takes a final bow. And as A-Rod, who just turned 41, hangs em up. In announcing his retirement, A-Rod said, As far as 700 or those types of milestones, look, I would have had an unbelievable fun time trying to go after them. ... [But] those are not the cards I was dealt.If Friday is indeed his last game, and No. 696 was his last homer, its worth replaying his trot around the bases.?As he circled the bases against the Orioles, Rodriguez blew a chewing gum bubble.As it always does, the bubble burst.SOME DAY, A-ROD will go to Cooperstown. Six days after his home run, the honors belonged to Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. This year, as usual, the hamlet was crawling on induction weekend with gods, some in a higher pantheon than others, but all adored by their worshippers. Its as good a time and place as any to dust off the memories.George Brett, No. 317. The man in a golf shirt, shorts and Kansas City Royals ankle socks is about to tee off on the sixth hole of the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown, New York. Its the annual golf tournament that precedes the ceremonies, and while Brett waits his turn, he is asked to go back to Sept. 26, 1993 -- the day he hit his 317th, and last, home run.Refresh my memory, he says. No, wait, its coming back to me. ... It was a 10th-inning, two-out game winner against the Angels in Kansas City. High fastball into the balcony in right.Brett then hits his tee shot straight down the middle, and, as he drives off down the fairway, he shouts, Hey, that was my second homer of the game.After his round, he asks, Who did I hit it off of? Paul Swingle.Greg Swindell? It couldnt have been him. This guy was a right-hander. Yes, he was, but his name was Paul Swingle. S-w-i-n-g-l-e.Oh. I dont remember him. And who gave up my first homer in that game? John Farrell. The Red Sox manager? Really? Thats kind of neat.Neater still was that the home runs came on the day after Brett had tearfully announced his retirement. When that Sunday game ended with his walk-off, his line in the box score read: Brett 5-3-3-5.As he says, I got to be George Brett for one more day.Mike Schmidt, No. 548. Fate is funny. With the fifth pick of the second round of the 1971 draft, the Royals selected a shortstop named George Brett. Right after that, with the sixth pick, the Philadelphia Phillies also went for a shortstop: Mike Schmidt. They would become the greatest third basemen of their generation, making 25 All-Star Games between them.They went head-to-head in the 1980 World Series, won by the Phillies, and Schmidt would win three MVPs, two more than Brett. But when it came to their final home runs, Brett got the better deal.Schmidts was a two-run homer off Jim Deshaies in the first inning of a May 2, 1989 game at the Vet -- it gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead in a game they would lose 12-4. It was a high fastball that I hit down the left-field line, Schmidt says. It barely stayed inside the foul pole. I had no idea at the time that it would be my last.Nearly a month later, Schmidt broke down at his retirement news conference.Looking back, the only reason to have delayed my retirement would have been the career numbers: I was two short of 550 home runs and five short of 1,600 RBIs -- one good game. But I was feeling my age, the team was in transition, and I had what I thought were Hall of Fame credentials and enough money. Im actually very comfortable with how my career ended and how my retirement played out. I even have the home run ball in a case at home.I just wish Id have written a better goodbye speech.Frank Thomas, No. 286. There were two Frank Thomases in Cooperstown. There was one who was in the Hall of Fame, and then there was the large hulking man signing photos and balls at a card table on Main Street.The other Frank Thomas is an 87-year-old Pittsburgh native who played for seven National League teams over 16 seasons. When fans tell him how good it is to see him alive, he tells them, Well, its a lot better to be seen than to be viewed.Thomas was a pretty good slugger in his day, not to mention the Home Run King of New York in 1962 (he hit 34 for the original Mets, while Roger Maris hit 33 and Mickey Mantle 30 for the Yankees). Asked about his final homer, Frank has to think. I dont remember much about it. Wait, I was with the Astros, and it was against the Mets. And it got me traded!It was Aug. 31, 1965, at Shea Stadium, and, like Brett, Thomas hit his last two home runs in the same game. In fact, the right-handed-hitting first baseman provided all of the Astros offense in a 4-3 victory, with a three-run bomb off Larry Miller in the first inning with Joe Morgan and Jimmy Wynn aboard and a solo shot in the third off Darrell Sutherland.The next day, they sent me to my old pals on the [Atlanta] Braves for a player to be named later, Thomas says. I guess they figured I had something left. No more homers, but I got to play the last month of the season with Hank [Aaron] and Eddie [Mathews] again. Joe Torre and Phil Niekro, too. Thats four Hall of Famers right there. That was my reward, I guess.Frank Thomas, No. 521. The Big Hurt was also in town, looking as imposing as ever beside his plaque, which has him in his White Sox hat. But it didnt end well for him in Chicago: He was hurt big when the club released him after winning the 2005 World Series. He signed with the Oakland As and hit another 39 in 06, then 26 more as the Toronto Blue Jays DH in 07. Then the fly balls started coming up short. On Aug. 9, 2008, back on the As and playing at Comerica Park, Thomas hit one last home run, a two-out, first-inning shot to left-center off Armando Galarraga.He played 18 more games that season, then went into denial, refusing to announce his retirement. Finally, on Feb. 12, 2010, Thomas officially called it quits by signing a one-day contract with the White Sox, who announced that they would be retiring his No. 35. At the news conference, he said, For some reason, it seems like there is never a happy ending to superstars careers. They end up playing for other teams -- but they always end up coming back.Had he hit one more home run, Thomas would be alone at No. 20 on the all-time list. But hes in very good company with 521, tied with Willie McCovey and ...Ted Williams, No. 521. Standing sentinel on the first floor of Cooperstowns museum is The Splendid Splinter. His statue perfectly captures his lefty-swinging follow-through -- the same follow-through he used to hit his 521st homer off Jack Fisher in the eighth inning of a 5-4 comeback win over the Orioles.It was not only the last at-bat of his career but also the inspiration for one of the finest sports stories ever written. Here is how John Updike described the third pitch of the at-bat in Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu, which appeared in the Oct. 22, 1960, issue of The New Yorker:Like a feather caught in a vortex, Williams ran around the square of bases at the center of our beseeching screaming. He ran as he always ran out home runs -- hurriedly, unsmiling, head down, as if our praise were a storm of rain to get out of. He didnt tip his cap. ... The papers said that the other players, and even the umpires on the field, begged him to come out and acknowledge us in some way, but he never had and did not now. Gods do not answer letters.Al Kaline, No. 399. As Williams was to Boston, Kaline was to Detroit. Mr. Tigers final round-tripper was a ninth-inning, two-run homer off Reggie Cleveland in Fenway on Sept. 18, 1974, but it didnt mean much to the Tigers, who lost 8-5, or to Kaline at the time.I hardly recall it, says Kaline, who was at a cocktail reception in the Hall of Fame gallery, not far from the Williams figure. I do remember my home run off Steve Carlton in the 1968 World Series and my 11th-inning homer off Rollie Fingers in the 72 ALCS. But I never really tried to hit home runs. I was more concerned with getting to 3,000 hits. That was the mark I was really after. ... It wasnt until Yaz came along that I really realized the significance of 400 home runs.Kaline did get his 3,000th hit, in his hometown Baltimore, and five years later, Carl Yastrzemski recorded both. Indeed, its right there on his plaque: FIRST AMERICAN LEAGUER TO HAVE 400 HOME RUNS AND 3,000 HITS.Roberto Clemente, No. 240. He hit it on Sept. 13, 1972, and it was his 10th homer of the season. Seventeen days later, he got the 3,000th hit of his career. Who could have known they would be the last of each -- Clemente died in a plane crash on New Years Eve, en route to delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.What a shock, says Ferguson Jenkins, the Hall of Famer who gave up the Hall of Famers final home run. I loved facing Roberto, and believe me, we faced each other a lot over the years.It was the sixth time Clemente had homered off Jenkins. The only other pitcher to give up as many as six to Clemente was Sandy Koufax. I remember it like it was yesterday, Jenkins says. Wrigley Field, seventh inning, right? Man on and two outs, score tied 3-3. He was a bad-ball hitter, so I tried to throw it off the plate, get him to chase. I forget the count, but I threw it inside, and he hit it over the ivy in left. You win some, you lose some, and that one I lost.Because this was the 25th anniversary of Fergies induction, he invited his family up to Cooperstown. He showed them the Clemente statue in the museum.Steve Garvey, No. 272. When he retired in 11988, there was no way Garvey wasnt going into the Hall of Fame -- not with his 10 All-Star appearances, his . Juan Mata Jersey. 338 batting average in 11 postseason series, the National League record for most consecutive games played (1,207).But his numbers were diminished by the sluggers of the steroid era, and his once angelic reputation was tarnished by a soap operatic personal life. Now Garvey is stuck in purgatory, and, on this HOF weekend, he is sitting at the same table in the same souvenir shop with the devil himself, Pete Rose.Garveys last home run came on April 12, 1987, a three-run, first-inning homer off the Cincinnati Reds Guy Hoffman at Riverfront Stadium that gave the San Diego Padres a 3-0 lead en route to a 5-2 victory. One Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn, scored ahead of Garvey, and another, Barry Larkin, watched it sail out of the park.It went into the seats in left-center, Garvey says. I didnt think it would be my last, but then, you never do.?Bicep tendinitis got to me, and I [missed the rest of the 1987 season]. I didnt know what became of the ball.But then a funny thing happened. Six or seven years ago, a box arrives in the mail. Its from one of the groundskeepers at Riverfront. Back in those days, you could buy game balls and stuff in the team store, and he bought the home run ball. I guess he saw the date and realized the significance. Eventually, he tracked me down and sent it to me because he thought I might like to have it.Its kind of special. Not so much because of its significance but more because a fan went out of his way to send me a gift he thought I might want.George Foster, No. 348. Right across the street from Garvey, in another souvenir store, is another man who thought he might be going to Cooperstown for a different reason. I really thought I would get 500, which would have gotten me into the Hall of Fame, Foster says. Just five more 30-homer seasons. But injuries got the best of me.When Foster hit 52 home runs for the 1977 Reds, only seven other players had hit more in a season. But after the Mets acquired him in 82, he went from great to good to gone: He and manager Davey Johnson locked horns, and he was released in August of 86. The White Sox picked him up, and it was for them that he hit No. 348, a solo shot in the fourth inning off Bill Wegman on Aug. 15. Two months later, his ex-teammates on the Mets won the World Series.Though his MLB career was soon over, Foster still had a little left in him: He reappeared in 1989 in the Senior Professional Baseball Association, where he hit 11 homers in 70 games for the St. Lucie Legends.Eddie Murray, No. 504. A final home run ball is worth saving. But sometimes circumstances prevent that. Murray was playing for the Angels on May 30, 1997, when he hit a solo shot in the second inning of a game the Minnesota Twins would win 4-3. It was off Bob Tewksbury to center field, he says. Thats about all I remember. I dont even know what happened to the ball.The funny thing is that, the year before, when I hit 22 for the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles, the balls kept bouncing back on the field, and people were collecting them for me. I think I have 19 of those. But that last one happened so early in the season that I had no idea it would be my last.Actually, that was not the last professional home run that Murray hit. Yeah, I hit two more that season for Albuquerque after the Dodgers picked me up. That was weird, me playing with all those kids. I have no idea who gave up my last one.Just for the record, it was a Phoenix pitcher named Mike Villano.Donora, Pennsylvania, No. 1,259. Seven hours west-southwest of Cooperstown is another baseball mecca, a town of 5,000 that, thanks to native sons Stan Musial, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr., can claim more home runs per capita than any other place on earth. Together they hit 1,257 -- the other two came from Steve Filipowicz, a Donoran who had them for the 1945 New York Giants.The last one was hit by one of the men celebrated in this Cooperstown weekend, Ken Griffey Jr. It came on Oct. 3, 2009, in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game between the Rangers and Mariners at Safeco Field. Junior took Tommy Hunters 3-1 pitch deep to right field to give the Ms a 1-0 lead in a game they would win 2-1. At the time, it was his 19th homer of the season, the 630th of his career.Nineteen years and 595 home runs earlier, there was another date to remember: Sept. 14, 1990. Thats when the Griffeys homered back-to-back off the Angels Kirk McCaskill to become the first father-son combo to go yard in the same game. After touching home plate, Senior told Junior, Thats how you do it, son.Willard Brown, No. 1. Hes in the Hall of Fame for his hitting, baserunning and outfield play for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues. But he did play for the St. Louis Browns in 1947, and became the first African-American to hit a home run in the American League: an inside-the-park homer off future Hall of Famer Hal Newhouser of the Tigers on Aug. 13. It was also his last in the majors, and the last for the bat he used.It seems he had borrowed it from teammate Jeff Heath, who was so enraged at his presumption that he smashed the lumber to pieces in the dugout.Hank Aaron, No. 755, and Billy Williams, No. 426. Whats it like to give up a Hall of Famers last home run? Dick Drago knows. Pitching for the Angels, he gave up two in a two-week span.Aarons I knew about, Drago says. But I had no idea I also gave up Billys last one.The Aaron homer came first, 40 years ago on July 20, 1976, in County Stadium, a solo homer deep to left in the seventh inning of the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 victory. It was a hanging slider. I tried to get cute. Not the best inning of my career -- I gave up a homer to George Scott when Hank was in the on-deck circle. Other than that, I dont remember much, just him circling the bases and me fuming on the mound.When was the Williams home run?Aug. 8, an eighth-inning solo shot in a 9-3 loss to the Athletics in Oakland.I did give up a few. I guess its kind of a distinction that I gave up Hank Aarons last. You know, we signed balls together a few years ago. But Ive never seen the actual ball.Therein lies a tale. A part-time groundskeeper named Richard Arndt caught the ball in the bleachers. Not knowing its future significance, he just wanted to give the ball to Aaron and maybe have his picture taken. But he was told that Aaron was busy and that he should hand the ball over. When he refused, he was fired.Later that season, Arndt tried to get Aaron to sign the ball, but the legend balked, saying the ball belonged to him. Over the years, Arndt entertained various offers for the ball, even some from Aaron and the Brewers. He finally sold it to a Connecticut portfolio manager for $655,000, a large chunk of which he gave to Aarons Chasing the Dream Foundation. (What, nothing for the guy who hung the slider? Drago says.)That ball is now on loan to the museum, in a third-floor exhibit called Hank Aaron: Chasing The Dream.As for the Williams ball, Billy had it once. I threw it in my baseball bag, he says. The next year, I was in Midland, Texas, looking at some hitters for the Cubs, and a kid asked me if I had any baseballs. That was the only one I had to give him.Barry Bonds, No. 762. Bonds hit two balls worth a lot of money. The first was the one he hit to pass Aaron, No. 756, an Aug. 7, 2007, homer off Mike Bacsik of the Nationals. It was caught at AT&T Park by college student Matt Murphy and sold to fashion designer Mark Ecko for $752,467.20 so that he could make a statement by engraving an asterisk on it. Thats now housed on the third floor of the HOF museum, in an exhibit called One For The Books: Baseball Records and the Stories Behind Them.The second was the last home run ball of Bonds career, a two-run homer off rookie Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning of the Giants 5-3 win in Colorado on Sept. 5, 2007. (Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday actually asked that the homer be negated because of fan interference. You decide.)The fan who emerged from the scrum with the ball was Jameson Sutton, who put the ball in a safe-deposit box in the hopes that it would be Bonds last waltz around the bases. When Bonds retired without another home run, collectors predicted that Sutton would get as much $1 million for the ball.He sold it that offseason to an unnamed collector through SCP Auctions for $376,612. Sutton used the money to pay off the medical expenses of his stepfather, who had just died after a battle with lung cancer.That ball is not in Cooperstown. It remains to be seen whether Bonds himself will be there.Babe Ruth, No. 714. It was May 25, 1935, and the 40-year-old Bambino waddled up to the plate for the truly dreadful Boston Braves on a chilly Saturday afternoon before 10,000 curious Pittsburgh fans in Forbes Field. No longer wanted by the Yankees -- firewood had been stored in his spring training locker and No. 3 had been given to George Selkirk -- he signed with the Braves, who needed a turnstile draw.He came into the game batting .183. But in the first inning, he hit a two-run homer into the right-field stands off Red Lucas. That was 712. He gave the Braves a 4-0 lead with another two-run shot, this one off Guy Bush, in the third -- 713. The Pirates tied the score, but Ruth put the Braves back ahead 5-4 with an RBI single in the fifth. In the top of the seventh, with the home team back ahead 7-5 but the crowd behind him, Ruth took a mighty swing at Bushs 3-1 pitch ... and launched it clear over the right-field roof. No batter had ever done that in the 26-year history of the park: 714.In an article for the Society of American Baseball Research, Jack Zerby described the scene thusly: After rounding the bases in a 1935 version of his classic trot, Babe saluted the fans with a tipped cap, and then excused himself from the game. Sole access to the visiting clubhouse was through the Pittsburgh dugout. En route, he plopped himself down at the end of the bench and told rookie Pirate pitcher Mace Brown, Boy, that last one felt good.After going 4-for-4 with three homers and six RBIs that day, Ruth played five more games, but he never got another hit.The ball that Ruth hit for No. 714 is now part of the Hall of Fames touring exhibit, We Are Baseball, which is at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City until Aug. 21. Then its on to St. Louis. Thats the thing about last home runs. Long after the batter touches home, the ball is still traveling. 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Lewis Hamilton, Tyson Fury and Jessica Ennis-Hill are among the leading nominees for the annual Laureus World Sports Awards. Ashley Young Jersey . Hamilton is nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year alongside Lionel Messi while Jessica Ennis-Hill is in the running for the World Comeback of the Year prize.Other contenders for Sportsman of the Year are Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, NBA star Stephen Curry, tennis world No 1 Novak Djokovic - the current holder - and US golfer Jordan Spieth. Hamilton, who won his third F1 world title in 2015, said: I want to say thank you to Laureus for nominating me for the Sportsman of the Year Award.  Ennis-Hill already has the Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Award in her name I feel very privileged. Im a big admirer of what Laureus does and its so great to be a part of it. I wish all the other nominees the best. Im really excited to see what the outcome will be. Either way I feel privileged to be among some of the greats.Barcelona star Messi said: It is an honour and a source of pride to once again be nominated for Sportsman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards.  Could Tyson Fury be in line for another big prize winning night in Germany? As a team (Barcelona), we had an excellent 2015, achieving many of the goals we set out for ourselves. This nomination, both individually and for the team, gives extra motivation to all of us to keep working hard every day and to achieve even more.Ennis-Hills rivals in the comeback category include All Blacks legend Dan Carter, Australia surfer Mick Fanning, US swimmer Michael Phelps, Kenyan 800m runner David Rudisha and skier Lindsey Vonn. Fury and English swimmer Adam Peaty are others who could be making it to Berlin next month as both are nominated in the Breakthrough category; their four rivals are the Chile football team, golfers Jason Day, Spieth and Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen. GBs Davis Cup winning heroes are nominated for the Team of the Year Great Britians Davis Cup team are up for the Team of the Year along with the World Cup winning All Blacks, Barcelona, Golden State Warriors, Mercedes F1 Team and the US Womens Football Team. The six World Sportswoman of the Year Award nominees are athletes Genzebe Dibaba, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, skier Anna Fenninger, swimmer Katie Ledecky, footballer Carli Lloyd and two-time winner Serena Williams.The awards ceremony will be held in the German capital on April 18. Paul Pogba Jersey . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. Daley Blind Jersey . Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. http://www.manunitedfcpro.com/Kids-Sergio-Romero-Jersey/ ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. PARIS -- Yannick Noah will remain Davis Cup captain of France next season.The French tennis federation says the 1983 French Open champion, who was appointed in September 2015, will continue in his post in 2017. France last won the Davis Cup in 2001 and finished runner-up three times since, in 2002, 2010 and 2014.France lost in the semifinals to Crroatia this year. Juan Mata Jersey. . The team will travel to Japan in 2017 in the first round.Noah, the last Frenchman to win the French Open, was reappointed in 2015 after guiding France to Davis Cup titles in 1991 and 1996. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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WEST POINT, N. T.J. Yeldon Jersey .Y. -- North Texas coach Seth Littrell seemed a little worn out at the end of the game, and it was understandable. The Mean Green had beaten Army for the first time in five tries and he had repeatedly jumped and spun around on the sidelines amidst a flurry of turnovers by the Black Knights.Facing the second-rated defense in the nation, Jeffrey Wilson rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns and North Texas beat Army 35-18 on a wet, raw Saturday at Michie Stadium.We ended up getting seven turnovers, and thats key, Littrell said. Defensive guys did a great job of making those opportunities count. I was a bonehead in the first half, to be honest. We should have run the ball more.Fresh from a bye week, North Texas (4-3) rallied in the second half behind Wilson, who was coming off a career-high 188-yard performance two weeks ago against Marshall. Wilson scored on a 41-yard run and 1-yard plunge in the third quarter as the Mean Green stunned the Black Knights.Without a doubt, theres no other answer, simply our O-line, Wilson said. They came out today with fire in their eyes and I could see if from the jump. We knew we wasnt going to start off fast, but we know that if we keep on picking away and picking away and picking away that well eventually do what we came to do. And thats exactly what happened.Army (4-3) entered the game ranked second against the run, allowing just 99 yards per game.Wilson, held to seven yards rushing on two carries in the first half, staked the Mean Green to a 21-10 lead early in the third when he slithered through the left side of the defensive line and raced untouched for 41 yards and a touchdown. He had 153 yards on 13 carries in the second.The Black Knights seemed ready to counter right back, but quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled a snap on fourth-and-inches at midfield and the Mean Green took possession.Its hard to score when you dont have the ball, Army coach Jeff Monken said. To give the ball back to them is agonizing. Those plays kill drives, kill the momentum.Moments later, Army defensive back Elijah Riley was poised to make an interception but slipped down as he turned to catch the ball. That left Willie Robinson all alone for a 26-yard catch and Wilsons 1-yard run boosted the lead to 28-10 midway through the third.They did a good job defensively against our offense in the first half, Littrell said. What they do against the run game has been impressive, so I probably was trying to get the back end going a little bit. We had some stuff we missed early. The way our offensive line came off the ball and Jeffrey ran the ball, that was the difference.North Texas sealed the victory on a turnover. Army was driving at midfield early in the fourth, but after a long gain on the first reception of his career that had caught the North Texas defense off-guard, tight end Dalton Mendenhall had the ball stripped by Eric Jenkins and the Mean Green recovered at its own 12-yard line.Army finished with 302 yards rushing, 53 yards below its nation-leading average. Bradshaw led with 90 yards on 24 carries.Monken had a simple explanation for the loss.We got whipped in every phase, he said. I dont know if theres much more to say.THE TAKEAWAY:ARMY: If the Black Knights can control the turnovers, they still can contend to play in the postseason. Army cant afford to make those mistakes to have a chance to win, with the likes of Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Air Force and Navy still on the schedule.NORTH TEXAS: With a freshman quarterback at the helm and a solid running game, the Mean Green can be a contender in Conference USA. When Wilson is on, they win. In the teams first three victories, he averaged 142.7 rushing yards, just 44.3 in the losses.UP NEXT:Army: Travels to play Wake Forest of the Atlantic Coast Conference on Saturday.North Texas: Plays at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.---AP College Football Website: www.collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Kekis on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Greek1947 A.J. Bouye Jersey . The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15. Brandon Linder Jersey .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. http://www.thejaguarsfansshop.com/Jaguars-Barry-Church-Draft-Jersey/ . Its the second straight game Bell has scored in extra time for Kelowna, which beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 on Friday, and he now has four game-winning goals on the season. The Philadelphia 76ers will become the first North American professional sports team to own an esports team.The team will announce Monday that it has acquired long-time franchise Dignitas and upstart Apex, which offers a guaranteed spot in the highly coveted League of Legends Championship Series, and operate under the Dignitas name.Terms were not disclosed, but more established esports team brands have been offered in the marketplace at valuations between $5 million and $15 million. WME-IMG represented Dignitas in the transaction. The acquisitions come about a year after a presentation on the growth of esports was made at the NBA Board of Governors meeting.76ers CEO Scott ONeil said, We were smart enough to know what we didnt know, so ONeil brought on Greg Richardson, an executive who has had a career in consumer tech and video gaming and will oversee the project for the team.The market created itself and became a product that a quarter billion people are watching, and when they watch, theyre watching an hour and half a day, Richardson said. But at the same time, its an incredibly large, immature market that is somewhat of a Wild West.The 76ers are used to making first moves. On May 16, the first day the NBA allowed a team to sign a company to put its logo on a jersey starting in the 2017-18 season, the 76ers announced a three-year deal with StubHub. In the more than four months since, no other team has announced such a deal.We like to be agents of change, rather than sit and watch from the sidelines, ONeil said. Our owners, Josh [Harris] and David [Blitzer], have big eyes, big vision and big appetite.The past five years, Harris and Blitzer have acquired a total of seven franchises, including the 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, some minor league teams and English Premier team Crystal Palace. Tashaun Gipson Jersey. heres no denying the fact that esports presents corporate America with a way to reach millennials in a way stick and ball sports just isnt, ONeil said.Dignitas , which has been in the space for 13 years, has teams in various leagues that play in five games: CS:GO, League of Legends, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and Smite.Although Richardson said there might be some fun cross-branding between the 76ers and their esports team, the two markets, he said, have their differences, and if you dont respect that youre in trouble.One of the most important synergies in the deal could be in the mass merchandising of esports player jerseys. Gear has been available at tournaments and online but has always been limited. Michael Rubin, owner of Fanatics, the largest online sports retailer in the U.S., is a minority partner of the 76ers and is part of this deal.In May, German soccer team FC Schalke 04 bought a League of Legends spot in the European Championship Series.Former NBA player Rick Fox owns Echo Fox teams. Sacramento Kings minority partners Andy Miller, Mark Mastrov and Shaquille ONeal, along with Alex Rodriguez and Jimmy Rollins, are partners in NRG, which competes in more than five disciplines.It hasnt been smooth sailing for these entrants, especially in League of Legends, where, in their first season, FC Schalke was relegated and NRG fell back to the Challenger league in the North American equivalent.Teams have also entered the esports space by signing gamers. Premier League teams Manchester City and West Ham have signed esports stars, and so has Bundesliga team Wolfsburg. 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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Julian Edelman Jersey . -- Victor Sanders finished with 20 points, including three free throws in the final seconds, to help Idaho beat Arkansas-Little Rock 65-57 on Friday night to snap the Trojans 18-game home winning streak.The Vandals (2-1) were up 29-21 at the break and had to fend off a late Trojan charge. Little Rock closed to 58-55 with 1:21 left. Myles Franklin drove for a layup, Nate Sherwood made two free throws and Sanders hit three straight free throws in the final 37 seconds to seal it.Sanders shot 5 of 11 from the field and made three 3-pointers. Sherwood finished with 14 points, Arkadiy Mkrtychyan added 11 and Brayon Blake pulled down 12 rebounds for Idaho.The Vandals were 21 of 49 (42.9%) from the floor while limiting Little Rock to 19-of-61 shooting.Marcus Johnson Jr. led Little Rock (2-1) with 23 points. Lis Shoshi added 11 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. James Develin Jersey . LOUIS -- St. Dwayne Allen Jersey . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. http://www.patriotsauthenticshop.com/Patriots-Jeremy-Hill-Draft-Jersey/ . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4).Hull boss Steve Bruce has a fully-fit squad to choose from for his sides home game against Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night, live on Sky Sports. Bruce has no new injury or suspension worries following Tuesday nights 1-0 win at Ipswich but could be tempted to make one or two changes.The Tigers embark on their fifth game in less than a fortnight and the likes of midfielders Tom Huddlestone, Ahmed Elmohamady and Shaun Maloney, strikers Chuba Akpom and Nick Powell provide plenty of options. Bruces side, a point clear at the top of the table, have won six of their last eight Sky Bet Championship games with just one defeat. Highlights of Hulls 1-0 Championship win at Ipswich on Tuesday Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri returns to contention following suspension.Forestieri sat out Tuesday nights 1-1 home draw against QPR following his dismissal for two yellow card offences in last weeks defeat at Preston. Jason McCourty Jersey. Fernando Forestieri is back for Sheffield Wednesday after suspension Versatile midfielder Sam Hutchinson will be included in head coach Carlos Carvalhals squad after missing the last three games due to knee trouble.Jeremy Helan joined Wolves on loan this week, while defender Glenn Loovens, midfielders Lewis McGugan and Alex Lopez, plus striker Lucas Joao are among those pushing for recalls. Highlights of Sheffield Wednesdays 1-1 draw with QPR in midweek Dont miss Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7pm on Friday.  Or watch for £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 
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