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LOS ANGELES -- Donald Sterling, whos challenging his wifes $2 billion deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, was ordered to testify after he skipped the opening of the case. https://www.pittsburghfootballshop.com/80-Jersey . Sterling was ordered to appear for Tuesday afternoons hearing after he couldnt be found Monday. Instead, the first testimony came from a neurologist who concluded that the 80-year-old team owner had Alzheimers disease. Dr. Meril Sue Platzer testified that she was hired by Sterlings wife, Shelly, to evaluate him and made the diagnosis based on two brain scans and a two-hour interview at his home with his wife and an attorney present. "After it was over," she said. "I told him and Mrs. Sterling that he probably has Alzheimers." "What was his reaction?" asked Pierce ODonnell, an attorney for Sterlings wife. "Im hungry. I want to eat," Platzer said. Shelly Sterling "was taken aback, shocked and very concerned for her husband," the doctor said. Sterlings lawyers have argued that hes perfectly capable of handling decisions and that his wife had no authority to unilaterally reach a deal to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. They tried to get a federal judge to switch the probate case to federal court -- which would have delayed it -- but the motion was rejected Monday. The motion argued that Sterlings federal medical privacy rights were violated because the records were disclosed to his wife and the public. His lawyers also have argued that Sterling agreed to be mentally evaluated by two doctors under false pretenses, being unaware that the results would be used for legal purposes and thinking it was because of his wifes concern for his health. Platzer testified that she wasnt told that her evaluation was in connection with the Clippers sale and that she was hired after Shelly Sterling viewed her husbands sometimes-rambling television interview with Anderson Cooper. Sterlings attorneys also have argued that the exams and letters regarding his mental capacity were defective and incomplete, and that there was conspiracy to sell the team without his consent. The NBA has moved to oust Sterling because of racist remarks he made to a girlfriend. "The NBA wants to get rid of my client," Sterling attorney Gary Ruttenberg said in court. "They were colluding with Mrs. Sterling and her counsel to do this." His wifes lawyers claim Donald Sterling has been engaging in tactics to run out the clock on the Clippers sale. NBA owners are scheduled to vote on the deal on July 15. Its also the day that Ballmers offer is set to expire -- and there is no deal without the judges approval of the sale. If the sale isnt completed by Sept. 15, the league said it could seize the team and put it up for auction. "He will pull out all the stops to prevent the sale from going forward," ODonnell told Judge Michael Levanas. https://www.pittsburghfootballshop.com/36-Jersey.C. -- With a chance to start over and maybe drive in any series he wanted, Juan Pablo Montoya thought long and hard about what mattered most at this stage of his career. https://www.pittsburghfootballshop.com/91-Jersey . Bell Medias 12-year partnership with the Ottawa Senators includes five major components: - English-language regional television broadcast rights for TSN – a minimum of 52 regular season and pre-season games - French-language regional television broadcast rights for RDS – a minimum of 40 regular season and pre-season games - English-language broadcast rights for TSN Radio 1200 – all games - French-language radio broadcast rights – all games - Telecommunications and retail sponsorship and activation rights "We recognized early on that our regional broadcast rights coming up for renewal was a very important asset," said Senators owner Eugene Melnyk.Drew Willy was rewarded for playing his part in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers big Week 1 win while Ricky Foley took home two Players of the Week award. After his 19-27, 308 yards and four touchdown performance in Winnipegs surprise blowout win of the Toronto Argonauts, Willy was named the CFL Offensive Player of the Week. It was Willys first game as starter in Winnipeg. Foley had an equally impressive performance on the defenssive side of the ball, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders DE earned both the Defensive and Canadian Player of the Week award for it. https://www.pittsburghfootballshop.com/27-Jersey. Foley had six tackles including three sacks in the Roughriders 31-10 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Toronto Argonauts WR/PR Chad Owens took home the Special Teams Player of the Week award after returning a punt 83 yards for a touchdown in the Argos losing effort. ' ' '
MONTREAL - Larry Taylor is returning to the city where he started his CFL career. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/58-Jersey . The Montreal Alouettes announced Tuesday that they have acquired the return specialist from Calgary, as well as the Stampeders fifth-round draft pick in the 2014 CFL Canadian Draft. Going the other way is Montreals fifth-round draft pick in 2014 and its conditional third-round pick in 2015. The five-foot-six, 181-pound native for Mort Lauderdale, Fla., began his professional career with the Alouettes in 2008, earning the CFLs special teams player of the year award the following season. He finished the 2009 season with 1,971 combined yards, the most in the CFL, while also scoring three touchdowns. "We welcome Larry back into the nest. Having obtained another one of our originals and one of the most exciting players in the CFL gives us great competition and depth at the WR and Returner positions," Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said in a statement. Last year, Taylor native returned 53 kickoffs for gains of 1,147 yards and 82 punts for gains of 615 yards, earning a spot on the West Division all-star team. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/57-Jersey .com) - Jimmie Johnson won Sundays AAA Texas 500 while championship contenders Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski as well as their teams were involved in a post-race fight on pit road after the two clashed in the closing laps at Texas Motor Speedway. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/77-Jersey . Van Slyke drove in a career-high four runs with two homers off struggling left-hander Tony Cingrani, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, a rare comfortable win in their pitching-dominated series.ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The celebrations within the Mercedes team will be somewhat restrained on Sunday night, out of respect for the driver who misses out on the Formula One title, the teams chief said on Friday.Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been neck and neck all season, with 17 points separating the rivals and double points on offer for the race.Tensions between them have spilled over during the cammpaign and the pairs fragile relationship was evident during Thursdays pre-race news conference, when Rosberg goaded Hamilton by advising him to race cleanly. https://www.denverfootballshop.com/63-Jersey. Toto Wolff — head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport — says that although were going to honour and celebrate the championship-winning driver youve got to respect that, for the other driver, its going to be a fairly difficult day in his life. ' ' '
Major League Soccer club Chivas USA has ceased operations, commissioner Don Garber announced on Monday. https://www.philadelphiafootballshop.com/74-Jersey . The League plans to announce a new owner for a Los Angeles based MLS club that will begin play in 2017 on Thursday. As part of our new strategy for Southern California -- a major hotbed of soccer participation and fan support -- we believe that engaging with a new ownership group which has the resources and local community ties, and a plan for a dedicated soccer-specific stadium, provides us with the best chance for success, said Garber. The league also announced that both Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo will move to the Western Conference with the addition of expansion teams, Orlando City SC and New York City FC to the Eastern Conference. https://www.philadelphiafootballshop.com/30-Jersey . James Erskine said Tuesday that Thorpe was "quite sick" in a Sydney hospital but dismissed media reports the swimmer might lose the use of his left arm. "Hes not in the intensive care," Erskine said. https://www.philadelphiafootballshop.com/26-Jersey . Hughes, 30, is a former Major Leaguer with the Baltimore Orioles, having played in 14 games with the Os in 2010. He played with Class AA Binghamton of the Eastern League in the New York Mets system last season.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bulls will resume a three-game homestand Wednesday versus the Brooklyn Nets at the United Center. The Bulls have lost two of three games to begin the month of December and opened the homestand with Saturdays 112-102 setback to the white-hot Golden State Warriors. Draymond Green led the visitors with 31 points and Klay Thompson followed with 24. Chicago was paced by Jimmy Butlers 24 points, while Pau Gasol did all he could with 22 points and 20 rebounds. Joakim Noah had 16 points and Derrick Rose managed nine to go along with six assists for the Bulls, whose 23 turnovers led to 27 Golden State points. Theyre a tough team to match up against, said Gasol, who is one of six players with 12 double-doubles this season. They have a lot of players that can spread the floor, shoot the ball well. They do a good job of moving the ball and finding the open guy. The Bulls will wrap up the stay Friday versus Portland and is 2-5 in the Windy City as opposed to a 10-3 road ledger. Chicago has scored 100-plus points in its last six games, averaging 108.8 ppg in that stretch. Butler has helped the cause and is posting 23.0 ppg in the past 11 contests, leading the team in scoring eight times over that span. On the injury front for the Bulls, Noah is expected to miss Wednesdays game because of a sprained ankle. He is averaging 8.9 points and 9.6 boards. Brooklyn has struggled in recent weeks with two straight losses and nine in the previous 13 tries. https://www.philadelphiafootballshop.com/33-Jersey. The Nets are coming off a 110-88 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, as Dion Waiters stole the show with 26 points and Kevin Love added 19 to go along with 14 rebounds. LeBron James had 18 points with Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton in the crowd on their trip to the United State. Kevin Garnett paced the Nets with 14 points, Deron Williams chipped in 13 and 11 assists, and Mirza Teletovic added 11 points for Brooklyn, which was outscored by a 35-18 margin in the third quarter. LeBron got aggressive, Williams said. It was a bad third quarter for us. It was a snowball effect. Brooklyn is 4-5 away from the Big Apple and will host Philadelphia Friday. Nets guard Joe Johnson (illness) is expected to miss Wednesdays game, while Teletovic (hip/facial cut) is doubtful and Brook Lopez (back) is listed as questionable. Lopez missed the Cavs game and is averaging 16.1 points per game. Johnson is scoring at 15.7 ppg clip and was sidelined Monday. Chicago defeated Brooklyn, 102-84, on Nov. 30 and Butler posted 26 points. Gasol added 25 points and 13 rebounds in that one for the Bulls, while Williams was held to 10 points and three assists. The Bulls are 11-4 in the past 15 games against the Nets. Brooklyn will visit Chicago on Dec. 30 and will host the Bulls April 13. ' ' '
CFL free agency is a few months down the road and theres an impressive list of players that will be free to shop in the open market if their respected teams dont sign them. https://www.newyorkfootballshop.com/9-Jersey . Free agency starts on Feb. 15 and the league released its list for available names on Thursday. Toronto Argonauts Backup quarterback Zach Collaros impressed many this season when Ricky Ray went down with a shoulder injury and missed a good portion of the season. Appearing in 14 games, Collaros threw for 2,316 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Ottawa Redblacks might be interested in taking the Cincinnati product if Toronto decides to protect Ray from the expansion draft. Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman could be on his way out as well. The 23-year-old, second year player was third on the Argos in receiving, racking up 739 yards and six touchdowns. Defensive back Patrick Watkins was solid for Toronto with 43 tackles and five interceptions. He will hit the open market as well if the Argonauts dont lock him up. Other possible free agents include slot back Mike Bradwell, kicker Swayze Waters and offensive lineman Andrew Jones. Montreal Alouettes After a disappointing year that saw quarterback Anthony Calvillo miss most of the season, the Alouettes go into the off-season with a few question marks on their offensive line. Starters Josh Bourke, Michael Ola and Luc Brodeur-Jourdain are slated to become free agents in February. Brodeur-Jourdain and Bourke are Canadian. Veteran linebacker Kyries Helbert was second on Montreal with 68 tackles and will become a free agent if not signed. Others include defensive back Billy Parker and Canadian linebacker Marc-Olivier Brouillette. Hamilton Tiger-Cats Hamilton will have to re-sign a big name behind centre if they want a reasonable shot at getting back to the Grey Cup in B.C. Quarterback Henry Burris will become a free agent if not signed, but all things point to the 38-year-old returning in black and gold colours next year. Burris has publically stated that he wants to stay in the Steel City. Burris threw for 4,925 with 25 touchdowns and 19 picks in 2013. Linebackers Jamall Johnson and Simoni Lawrence were cornerstones on the Ti-Cats defence this year, leading the team in tackles and interceptions respectively. Theyll be on the open market come February if not signed. Kicker Luca Congis contract will be also expire. Winnipeg Blue Bombers The Bombers finished dead last in 2013 with a 3-15 record. And they stand to lose some of their better players this off-season. Running back William Ford led the team in rushing with 594 yards and two touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, third-year linebacker Henoc Muamba led the team and was second in the CFL in tackles with 106. Both will have the chance to hit the open market. Saskatchewan Roughriders The 101st Grey Cup champions will want their core back in 2014 if theyre looking for a repeat. Their biggest possible loss is running back Kory Sheets. The Grey Cup MVP was second in the CFL in rushing with 1,598 and had 23 touchdowns on the ground. Wide receivers Taj Smith and Weston Dressler each had over 1,000 yards receiving and each can become free agents this off-season. Linebacker Craig Butler led the Riders in tackles with 60 and was second in interceptions with four. Calgary Stampeders Much of Calgarys core is locked up for 2014, but theres a few names they might hope to retain. Corner back Jamar Wall and defensive back Chris Randle were tied for first in interceptions on the Stamps with four. Wide receiver Maurice Price had a nice season, racking up 788 yards receiving and catching seven touchdowns.  Linebacker Juwan Simpson could also be leaving Calgary this off-season. B.C.  Lions The Lions have only five free agents to worry about over the winter. The big one is wide receiver Nick Moore, who was third in the league with 1,105 receiving yards. The 27-year-old also had six touchdown receptions. Moore will work out with the Minnistota Vikings next Monday (Dec. 2). Defensive lineman Keron Williams was tied for fourth on the team with four sacks and could hit the open market. Edmonton Eskimos Edmonton finished this season with just four wins, leading to the firing of their head coach Kavis Reed. One of the first tasks for new coach Chris Jones will be to take a look at his teams upcoming free agents. Linebacker Damaso Munoz was second on the team in tackles with 88 and defensive back Joe Burnett was fourth with 57. The Eskimos stand to lose Orrin Thompson and Scott Mitchell from the offensive line if theyre not signed before Feb. 15. https://www.newyorkfootballshop.com/14-Jersey . The Heat centre scored 10 of his 30 points early in the first quarter to silence the Toronto fans as Miami defeated the Raptors 113-101 on Friday night. https://www.newyorkfootballshop.com/39-Jersey . - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has cleared league-mandated concussion protocol and has returned to practice as a full participant.DAVIE, Fla. -- Jonathan Martins new lawyer says harassment of the Miami Dolphins tackle came from more than one teammate. The abuse went far beyond the traditional locker-room hazing, including a malicious physical attack and daily vulgar comments, lawyer David Cornwell said Thursday. He was hired this week to represent Martin, who left the Dolphins last week. His agent then complained to the Dolphins that Martin had been harassed, and they suspended guard Richie Incognito. The NFL is investigating whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin, and whether their teammates and the organization mishandled the matter. Incognito has long been regarded as among the NFLs dirtiest players, and has had brushes with the law. A police report that surfaced Thursday said a female volunteer at a Dolphins charity golf tournament in May 2012 complained that Incognito harassed her. According to the report filed in the Miami suburb of Aventura, the woman said Incognito touched her inappropriately with his golf club, leaned close to her as if dancing and then emptied bottled water in her face. Incognito was not charged. The Dolphins declined to comment Friday. Cornwell is a lawyer who has represented the NFL and several prominent players, including Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He also was a candidate in 2009 to become executive director of the NFLPA, a job that went to DeMaurice Smith. Cornwells statement alleges an unidentified Dolphins player threatened Martins sister in vulgar fashion. The lawyer said the facts "are not in dispute." "For the entire season and a half that he was with the Dolphins, he attempted to befriend the same teammates who subjected him to the abuse with the hope that doing so would end the harassment," the statement said. "This is a textbook reaction of victims of bullying. Despite these efforts, the taunting continued. ... "Eventually, Jonathan made a difficult choice. Despite his love for football, Jonathan left the Dolphins. Jonathan looks forward to getting back to playing football. In the meantime, he will co-operate fully with the NFL investigation." The Dolphins and Incognitos agent didnt respond to requests for comment on Cornwells statement. Some say Martin, a Stanford graduate who went about his business quietly, handled the situation well. But pro football is a macho world, and some players believe Martin should have responded more firmly. "Is Incognito wrong? Absolutely. Hes 100 per cent wrong," New York Giants safety Anttrel Rolle said. https://www.newyorkfootballshop.com/97-Jersey. "No individual should have to go through that, especially in their workplace. "But at the same time, Jonathan Martin is a 6-4, 320-pound man. I mean, at some point and time you need to stand your ground as an individual. Am I saying go attack, go fight him? No. I think we all understand we can stand our ground without anything being physical." Cornwell disagreed. "Jonathan Martins toughness is not at issue," Cornwell said. "The issue is Jonathans treatment by his teammates." The Dolphins (4-4) will play for the first time since the scandal broke Monday night at Tampa Bay (0-8). At least 75 reporters and cameramen tracking the case were in the locker-room after Thursdays practice, but receiver Brian Hartline said the scrutiny wont prevent the team from playing well. "It almost heightens your awareness," he said. "You know its going to take away from your focus, so it does the exact opposite. You overcompensate to make sure you stay aware of the game." Dolphins players have robustly defended Incognito. Hes now a notorious national villain, but teammates praise his leadership and loyalty. Theyve been less passionate in their support of Martin, saying he and Incognito behaved like best friends. Martin is with his family in California to undergo counselling for emotional issues. A senior partner in a New York law firm was appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate possible misconduct and prepare a report. While Martin has been a starter since the first game of his rookie season, he developed a reputation in the NFL for lacking toughness. That impression might have been reinforced by the way he handled his issues with Incognito, current and former teammates acknowledge. "A lot of people might look at Jonathan Martin and think that hes soft because he stepped away from the game, and say, Why dont you just fight him?" said Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, who played with Martin at Stanford. "Well, if you look at it with common sense and being logical, what options did Jonathan Martin have? "He could fight Richie Incognito. He could go and tell on the players, which we know in the football locker-room doesnt go over too well. Or he could remove himself from the situation and let the proper channels take care of itself. And I think he made the intelligent, smart choice without putting himself or Richie Incognitos physical abilities in danger." ' ' '
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork. Custom Football Jerseys .com) - Robert Upshaw made a putback jumper to put 17th-ranked Washington ahead with 1:27 remaining in the game and the Huskies held on to beat Eastern Washington 81-77 on Sunday. Upshaw finished with a career-high 21 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Huskies (8-0), who rallied from a 14-point deficit to remain unbeaten. Nigel Williams-Goss had 19 points and Andrew Andrews scored 18 with seven rebounds for Washington, which is off to its best start since opening the 2005-06 season with 11 straight wins. Tyler Harvey led the Eagles (8-2) with 21 points, followed by Drew Brandon with 16 and nine rebounds. There is no moral victory, but we gave the No. 17 team in the nation all it could handle, said Eastern Washington coach Jim Hayford. The Huskies trailed for the majority of the game, but Upshaws bucket made it 71-70. Darin Johnson nailed a 3-pointer for a 77-72 Washington lead, but Harvey hit a deep three to pull Eastern Washington within 79-77 with 27.3 seconds to play. After Andrews made two free throws, the Huskies prevailed when Parker Kelly and Harvey each missed from beyond the arc. The Eagles broke away from the Huskies in the first half with a 15-4 run. Two Brandon free throws made it 40-26 with 1:22 left, and Eastern Washington went into halftime up 42-31. Game Notes The Huskies have won the last nine meetings and hold a 13-1 advantage in the series ... Eastern Washington suffered its 19th straight loss to a ranked opponent ... Mike Anderson had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists for Washington ... Harvey was 5-of-12 from 3-point range. Make Your Own Football Jersey . Louis Blues brought in the premier unrestricted free agent centre, and did it without breaking the bank. Nike Football Jerseys . Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort of spark as August approaches. The Dodgers found it in the ballpark of their biggest rival, and left the Bay Area in first place following an emphatic three-game swing.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa scored nine tries to emphatically open its Rugby Championship with a 73-13 win over Argentina on Saturday, avenging a surprise draw between the teams in their last meeting a year ago with the biggest win ever in the southern hemisphere competition. The Springboks took control at FNB Stadium in Soweto from a 30th-minute penalty try, and crossed seven times in the second half to keep Argentina winless in seven games in this competition. South Africa also moved powerfully to a seventh straight test win under coach Heyneke Meyer, with flyhalf Morne Steyn kicking 28 points and landing 12 out of 13 attempts. South Africa surpassed its own points tally in a 61-22 win over Australia in Pretoria in 1997 and also the competitions previous best 45-point margin when the Springboks beat Australia 53-8 at Johannesburg in 2008, all on a day of national celebration and dedicated to South African icon and former president Nelson Mandela. "I think that the team talk was simple," Meyer said. "I said to the players, I really want a special performance. We really wanted to make our country proud." The No. 2-ranked Springboks also responded to New Zealands six-try, 47-29 win over Australia earlier Saturday to open the tournament, with the top-ranked, world champion and southern hemisphere champion All Blacks undoubtedly rugbys pace-setters. South Africa had eight different try-scorers after the penalty try and kept a meek Argentina scoreless from the 23rd minute until their only try through captain Felipe Contepomi in the last minute. Contepomi had all Argentinas points with a try, conversion and two penalties, but the South Americans were left ragged and completely dispirited after coming close to a maiden win in the championship in their debut season in 2012 several times, and then going down by 60 points in their 2013 opener. "Last year we struggled a bit, this year we struggled a lot," Contepomi said. "Its hard when you take a shot like that ... we have to learn, and fast." It was only 9-6 after nearly half an hour when the Springboks forged ahead with their penalty try, a telling double blow for the Argentinians as theey also lost hooker Eusebio Guinazu to a sin-binning for knocking down a pass that would have put Ruan Pienaar clear in the left corner. Wholesale Football Jerseys. No. 8 Leonardo Senatore was yellow-carded in the second half. Centre JJ Engelbrecht collected a kick through three minutes after the penalty try and ran 50 metres for the second, a breakout from near the Springboks line set up by Steyn, who passed to fullback Willie le Roux to chip ahead. With a 26-6 halftime lead, the Boks blew the Pumas away in the second to score 47 points and concede only seven. Hooker Adriaan Strauss try from a rumbling maul early in the second effectively ended what was left of any contest. "We are very disappointed," Argentina coach Santiago Phelan said. "First half we didnt take control of the ball, we were under pressure everywhere. In the second half we were broken." Flanker Willem Alberts secured the four-try bonus point as early as the 54th as the Boks repeated the lineout and mauling move that put Strauss over. A minute later, skipper Jean de Villiers intercepted and burst clear and Argentina began to fade away badly under an onslaught. World Cup-winning scrumhalf Fourie du Preez bolted over for the sixth minutes after returning to international rugby as a replacement following a two-year absence. Wing Bryan Habana scored his South African record-extending 51st test try, and No. 8 Duane Vermeulen and replacement hooker Bismarck du Plessis also crashed over. Contepomi ended a counterattack with his try in the last act of the game, but that didnt hide the ruthless rugby lesson for the Pumas, who can still recover some pride with the return match in Mendoza, Argentina next weekend as they did in that 16-16 draw last year. "I think it will be a totally different beast playing in Mendoza," South Africa captain De Villiers said. "Theyll be hurting going back home." ------ Scores: South Africa 73 (JJ Engelbrecht, Adriaan Strauss, Willem Alberts, Jean de Villiers, Fourie du Preez, Bryan Habana, Duane Vermeulen, Bismarck du Plessis, penalty tries; Morne Steyn 8 conversions, 4 penalties), Argentina 13 (Felipe Contepomi try, conversion, 2 penalties). HT: 26-6. ' ' '
Harrisonburg, VA (SportsNetwork. https://www.tampabayfootballshop.com/26-Jersey .com) - Justin Anderson went 4-for-5 from 3- point range in an 18-point effort as ninth-ranked Virginia tipped off its 2014-15 season with an easy 79-51 win over James Madison. Anthony Gill added 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Malcolm Brogdon had 14 for the defending ACC champion Cavaliers (1-0), who were on the mark in all facets in a solid debut. Virginia hit on 58 percent of its field goal tries, including a 5-of-7 display from beyond the arc, while limiting the Dukes to a 28.3 percent shooting rate and forcing 18 turnovers. Hari Hall scored 15 points and Jackson Kent netted 14 to pace James Madison (0-1). The Cavaliers took charge right away, beginning the game on a 14-3 run in which Gill put up nine points, and knocked down nine of their first 10 shots from the floor in building a 31-14 advantage less than 11 minutes in. JMU, which took 16 attempts from 3-point range in the opening half, got a few to fall later on to close the gap. Kents trey with under six minutes to go in the period pulled the Dukes within 35-22, and Hall buried one 4:27 prior to the break to cut the lead to 37-27. Virginia countered with an 11-3 surge, however, and entered the break up 51-33 after Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left. The Cavaliers put the contest well out of reach midway through the second half, with Anderson and Devon Hall each draining threes during a 12-0 stretch that stretched the margin to 70-41 with nine minutes left to play. JMU was held without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes until Joey McLean ended the lengthy drought with a 3-pointer with 4:57 remaining that trimmed the deficit to 73-51. Game Notes The Cavaliers were without starting point guard London Perrantes and forward Evan Nolte, both suspended for the opener for a violation of team rules ... Guard Andre Nation, the Dukes returning scorer at 15.4 points per game last season, also did not play due to a suspension ... UVa improved to 10-0 all- time against JMU, which includes a 61-41 triumph in Charlottesville in the 2013-14 opener ... The Cavs were making their first visit to Harrisonburg since Dec. 1, 1982. https://www.tampabayfootballshop.com/38-Jersey . The 12th-ranked Haas served well throughout the match at the Ibirapuera arena, allowing only one break point to the 152nd-ranked Italian. Both players held serve until the first-set tiebreak, when Haas stepped up his game to easily clinch the set. https://www.tampabayfootballshop.com/84-Jersey . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. LOS ANGELES -- Bae Sang-moon is off to another great start at the Northern Trust Open. The next step is a better finish. Bae played bogey-free Friday on another gorgeous day at Riviera for a 5-under 66, giving him a one-shot lead over Aaron Baddeley and Robert Garrigus going into the weekend. Baddeley, who hasnt won since Riviera three years ago, birdied his last four holes for a 65. Garrigus played in the afternoon, when its a little more difficult to make putts, and managed just fine with a 67. Bae was at 9-under 133. The 27-year-old South Korean was tied for the lead going into the weekend at Riviera last year. Bae struggled to a 76 in the third round and never got back into contention. "It was really, really good experience, and I learned a lot," Bae said. "I improved a lot from last year." He wound up winning the Byron Nelson Championship a few months later for his first PGA Tour victory. Patience surely will be required at some point over the weekend on what has shaped up as one of the best weeks of weather at Riviera -- an abundance of sunshine and only a trace of wind. Despite what would appear to be pristine scoring conditions, no one has reached double digits under par this week, a testament to one of the best golf courses on the PGA Tour. "Its a strong course, especially when its dry and firm like it is," Baddeley said. "If you miss it out of position, its really hard to get the ball up-and-down. Today was good, because I made a couple good saves but coming in, I had some good looks and made them." And while Bae is in the lead, the tournament remains wide open, with 22 players separated by only five shots. One of them is Dustin Johnson, who led after the first round and opened with two quick birdies. Johnson never made any more progress, however. He dropped shots on the 12th and 15th holes to negate a few more birdies, and missed several good looks inside 12 feet. He had to settle for a 70 and was three behind at 6-under 136. "I played pretty solid today, just hit a couple of bad drivers on the back. But thats going to happen," Johnson said. "But I still had a lot of really good looks at birdie and just couldnt capitalize on any of them." Also three shots out of the lead was Jim Furyk, who had a 68. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., followeed his opening round 70 with a 73, leaving him 10 shots back at 1-over 143. https://www.tampabayfootballshop.com/29-Jersey. Among those missing the cut was Matt Kuchar, who failed to qualify for the weekend for the first time since the 2012 PGA Championship. His streak of 30 straight cuts was the longest active on tour, though still behind the record 142 by Tiger Woods. Baddeley was in the middle of the pack until he hit his approach on the 15th hole to about 8 feet. He followed with a short birdie putt on the par-3 16th, rolled in a birdie putt from 15 feet on the par-5 17th and finished it off with a 25-foot birdie on the 18th. Garrigus has made the cut only once in four previous trips to the Northern Trust Open. He decided to bring a new attitude, and it seems to be working. "I have pretty good willpower, so as soon as I stepped on the first hole this week, Im like, I absolutely love this place. ... And Im really starting to like it," Garrigus said. He also figured it would be one last chance to get into the Match Play Championship next week, though someone will have to break the news to him that the Match Play field is closed. Garrigus wont be playing even if he wins. Jordan Spieth managed to get in the mix, especially after he was on the cusp of leaving early. The 20-year-old Texan had tough par putts on four straight holes at the start of his round. When he finally missed one on the fourth hole for his first bogey, he took off. Spieth birdied four of his last five holes for a 66, leaving him in the large group that was at 4-under 138 along with Keegan Bradley and Jimmy Walker, still in the hunt for his fourth win this season. "I putted great today, a lot of par saves on the front," Spieth said. "I could have been 4 or 5 over at the turn, and instead I was at even, so very happy with the finish. Back in contention." Not so fortunate was Fred Couples, who had a tiny cut on the tip of his left thumb that opened up to the size of a dime, making it difficult for him to hang onto the club. Couples has gone his entire Hall of Fame career without wearing a glove. Asked if it bothered him, he said, "Yeah. I couldnt hit the ball." Couples made his 32nd appearance in this tournament, but at 2-over 144 was certain to miss the cut. David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., shot a 75, leaving him at 145. ' ' '
AUBURN, Ala. Create Your Own Hockey Jersey . -- Auburn tailback Tre Mason, who helped power the Tigers into the national championship game, is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. "It was a dream since I was young," Mason said Thursday in announcing his decision. "Im a dream chaser, and now Im just trying to make a dream into reality." The Heisman Trophy finalist was the Tigers workhorse late in the season, coming through in the seasons biggest games. "It was a big dream of mine," Mason said. "I wanted the ball bad, and I felt I could do something with the ball in my hand." Mason, who finished sixth in the Heisman voting, is projected as a likely mid-round draft pick. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder said he received a third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board. Third-year sophomore left tackle Greg Robinson is also headed to the NFL. Mason broke Bo Jacksons 28-year-old school single-season record with 1,816 yards. He also ran for 24 touchdowns and finished with six consecutive 100-yard rushing games. "He did a wonderful job for us not only this year, but really his whole career," said Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, who recruited Mason when he was offensive co-ordinator. "Not just the way he played football but the way he represented Auburn. "This is a big day for him and his family. This is a big day for Auburn, so Im very proud of him." Mason rushed for 195 yards and scored two touchdowns in Monday nights BCS championship game against Florida State Monday night. His tackle-breaking 37-yard run with 1:19 left gave the Tigers the lead before losing 34-31. Once regarded as an undersized, speed back, Mason averaged 34 carries and 194.5 yards over the final four games. He ran 46 times for 304 yards and four touchdowns in the Southeastern Conference championship game against Missouri. Malzahn called Mason "one of the tougher individuals in all of college football." "He can run between the tackles, hes got great courage, he plays his best games in his biggest games, and hes a good receiver out of the backfield also," the coach said. Mason was asked what kind of running back the team that drafts him will get. "I feel like theyll get somebody thats a hard worker, willing to do whatever it takes to win," he said. "My minds not just set on money, its set on championships. I have yet to win a championship, and my mind-sets not going to change. God willing, Ill win a championship at the next level." Custom Football Jerseys . While the pair of Spain internationals return, midfielder Xavi Hernandez will not be included in the squad after failing to recover from a muscle strain to his left leg. Custom Volleyball Jerseys . Pillar is batting .305 with 17 extra-base hits, 19 RBI and five stolen bases in 34 games for Buffalo this season. The right-handed hitter had an International League high, 18-game hitting streak this season and currently owns an IL high 26-game on base streak.NEW YORK, N.Y. - St. Louis Blues centre David Backes was named NHL first star of the week Monday after leading all players with five goals and eight points over three games last week.Backes had a four-goal game in a 6-0 win over Arizona on Jan. 6. He had a goal and an assist in a 7-2 win over San Jose two days later and added two more assists in a 5-4 victory over Carolina last Saturday.. Build Your Own Hockey Jersey. olorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov was the second star and Florida Panthers left-winger Jonathan Huberdeau took the third star.Varlamov went 3-0-0 last week with a 1.67 goals-against average, .962 save percentage and one shutout. Huberdeau had three goals and two assists last week to help the Panthers sweep a three-game trip through western Canada. ' ' '
MALELANE, South Africa - Branden Grace increased his lead to five strokes after a 6-under 66 Friday in the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. https://www.minnesotafootballshop.com/84-Jersey .The South African had three birdies on the front nine and another four after the turn at Leopard Creek Country Club to move to 16-under 128 overall.Grace, who won all four of his European Tour titles in 2012, dropped his only shot of the competition on the par-3 fifth.This is a golf course that suits me and if I keep hitting everything in play the way I have been the first two days then it should be a good weekend, Grace said. The pins have been kind so far. Im sure theres going to be a couple of tricky and sticky pins out there on the weekend but Ill just stick to the game plan and see what the next two rounds offer us.Francesco Molinari (65) had the low round to move into second place. The Italian had five birdies through the first 12 holes followed by an eagle at No. 13, but he missed an opportunity to cut the deficit to four strokes at No. 14 when he failed to make a three-foot putt.Five shots is still a very good margin, but the greens are firming up nicely so it might be slightly different over the weekend, Molinari said. I started 12 behind this morning and tried not to think about it. I just tried to do my best and Im really happy with how I played.Tjaart van der Walt (67) is a shot behind Molinari, while Shaun Norris (67), Lucas Bjerregaard (67) and Danny Willett (69) are a further shot behind at 9 under.Defending champion Charl Schwartzel, who is trying to become the sixth European Tour player to win the same event three years in a row, shot 70 and is 11 strokes behind Grace. https://www.minnesotafootballshop.com/71-Jersey . - Justin Turner is at his best with runners in scoring position, and he delivered again in a big spot for the Los Angeles Dodgers. https://www.minnesotafootballshop.com/31-Jersey .35 million, avoiding arbitration. Davis led the majors last season with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs, both career highs. He earned $3.October DATE EVENT TIME NETWORK October 5 Hollywood Casino 400 1pm/10am TSN October 11 Bank of America 500 7pm/4pm TSN2 October 19 GEICO 500 1pm/10am TSN2 October 26 Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 1pm/10am TSN November DATE EVENT TIME NETWORK November 2 AAA Texas 500 3pm/Noon (JIP) TSN November 9 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 2pm/11am TSN November 16 Ford EcoBoost 400 2pm/11am TSN2 *Note: Broadcasting on TSN means TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5 ' ' '
Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at [email protected] https://www.dallasfootballshop.com/96-Jersey .ca! Hi Kerry, In the Leafs/Penguins game on Monday night Rob Bortuzzo hits Jerry DAmigo, which leads to a 2-on-1 for the Leafs. No Pens ever touched the puck and the Leafs had a clear scoring opportunity. Why would the refs blow this play dead before a shot is even taken? Thanks,Chris --- Kerry, during Monday nights game between Pittsburgh and Toronto, Robert Bortuzzo hit Jerry DAmigo with a body check that appeared legal - at least to me. He was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for an "illegal hit to the head." Kerry, if you look at this on the replay, DAmigos body was bent over, clearly in the line of Bortuzzos shoulder. Bortuzzo did not target the head and thus should not have been assessed the penalty. To me, that hit was a clean body check. I am fast becoming an anti-NHL fan if this is the direction the league is going. Thanks,Karl Sundbo Chris and Karl: When a player delivers a devastating check, especially one that makes significant contact to the head of his opponent, the referees first and primary concern is for the safety of a player that might be in distress and require immediate medical response. Puck possession and a potential scoring opportunity become secondary when contact to the head and concussion related injuries are currently such sensitive and hot topic issues within the entire hockey community. The sight of Jerry DAmigo turned face down after being struck in the head by the tremendous upward velocity (video) generated through the check by Robert Bortuzzo might have even given the Officials cause to reflect on the number of times that players have been evacuated from the ice on stretchers this season. I commend the Official that blew his whistle to stop play in this situation. He was the "first responder" in providing swift medical attention to Jerry DAmico who appeared to be in obvious distress. Whenever a player is struck in the head with significant force I believe you will see the Officials will err on the side of caution to stop the play. It was certainly good to see Jerry DAmico return to the Leafs bench after being fully evaluated. Karl, as much I would hate to see you become an anti-NHL fan I dislike these "legal" checks to the head even more! Far too often excuses are being made for a player that delivers a devastating hit to the head when his opponent is vulnerable. Granted, Jerry DAmigos posture was low as he extended to play the puck; one that Robert Bortuzzo also made a stab at with his stick. DAmigo was certainly exposed and vulnerable to be legally checked and, as we know, must take responsibility for placing himself in this position. This is where hits of this nature go beyond acceptable for me with regard to "player safety" issues. Why, instead of just making reasonable contact to eliminate a player or finish a check, does the current "gladiator culture" of hitting deem it necessary to knock an opponent into the outer limits of space! I dont particularly blame Robert Bortuzzo for taking the shot when it was available to him. I say this even though I deplore the fact that Bortuzzo felt the need to elevate and fully leave his skates at impact against a smaller, bent over and vulnerable opponent. Like so many players today, Robert Bortuzzo likely believes thats whats expected of him; even when his opponents head is vulnerable. This mindset has become second nature and instinctive for todays players. It must be altered. I place much of the blame on the keepers of the game for letting this excessive culture of hitting perpetuate over time and consistently erode an ever declining respect players demonstrate toward their opponent! Many around the keepers table will deem this just another "good hockey play" as they hand out suspensions in an attempt to hold players accountable and make "better decisions" in dangerous situations. It will take a greater effort to derail this runaway train wreck because the train left the station years ago. Stephane Richer shared with me a valuable lesson that he learned from Hall of Fame defenceman Larry Robinson in a pre-season game in Richers rookie year with the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs were playing the Oilers in Northlands Coliseum when Richer cross-checked Oilers captain Lee Fogolin in front of the net. As Fogolin then pursued a loose puck behind the net, Richer hit Fogolin right in the numbers driving the veteran player face first into the boards. Fogolin turned and the two players fought. Stephane Richer was feeling pretty good about the outcome of the fight and his contribution as a rookie player. He did what he thought was expected of him. Richer was even expecting high-fives from his teammates upon his return to the Habs bench after serving the major penalty for fighting. Instead of a pat on the back, Larry Robinson had a heart to heart talk with young Mr. Richer on the Canadiens bench. Robinson explained to the rookie that to earn respect around the NHL he must show respect toward his opponents. The great Larry Robinson continued the lesson by adding, whenever a players numbers were exposed which placed the opponent in a dangerous or vulnerable position you dont hit him with any force. At times like that just do what is necessary to contain your opponent. Robinson suggested Richer would earn more respect for playing that way! I hope it isnt too late for this lesson to be instilled in the present generation of NHL players. All aboard!  https://www.dallasfootballshop.com/98-Jersey . The 12th-ranked Haas served well throughout the match at the Ibirapuera arena, allowing only one break point to the 152nd-ranked Italian. Both players held serve until the first-set tiebreak, when Haas stepped up his game to easily clinch the set. https://www.dallasfootballshop.com/66-Jersey . -- Chris Jones and Louisville have done a tremendous job protecting the basketball this season and thats led to easy victories. ST. LOUIS -- Shelby Miller turned things around against his nemesis -- with some help from his friends. The St. Louis Cardinals right hander pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings to lead his team to a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night. That outing was in complete contrast to Millers history vs. Pittsburgh. Miller (2-2) entered the game with a 0-5 record and a 5.93 ERA against the Pirates. He allowed just three hits and four walks while striking out four. "Im excited to get a win in general" Miller said. "But, obviously, Ive struggled against Pittsburgh and theyre a tough team. Theyre lineups great and they got good starting pitching and a good offence. Theyre not easy to get out. "Thats the first one against them. Its good to get it out of the way." MIller said that he made just a few subtle changes, but they paid off. "I found some back door cutters," he said. "I ended going in a little bit more on righties and just kind of mixing it up a little differently." Pat Neshek, Kevin Siegrist, Carlos Martinez and Kevin Rosenthal followed Miller and preserved the shutout. Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for his seventh save in seven chances. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny wished his pitchers had some margin for error. "You kind of hate to keep doing that to these guys, having to be perfect," Matheny said. "The bullpen did a terrific job." Matt Holliday had three hits, a walk and drove in the only run with a first-inning double. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina singled in the eighth inning to extend his hitting streak to 15 games, matching his career high set in 2007. Pirates starter Gerrit Cole (2-2) pitched seven innings and allowed a run on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts. The Pirates lost for the seventh time in nine tries. Pittsburgh has won just three of its last 12 games. "We kneew there would be challenges coming into the season," said Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle. https://www.dallasfootballshop.com/54-Jersey. "Were getting to face our fair share of them in April. You just keep mounting up and you keep playing." St. Louis got the only run it would need in the first. Matt Carpenter led off with a bunt single down the third baseline and he went to second on Jon Jays fielders choice to first. Holliday then doubled to right, scoring Carpenter. "The guy has been playing for 15 years, he knows what hes doing," Cole said of Holliday. Pittsburgh had Miller on the ropes in the third, as singles by Cole and Jose Tabata and a walk to Neil Walker loaded the bases. But Miller got Andrew McCutchen to hit into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. In the eighth, Pittsburgh had runners on first and third with no one out against Martinez after pinch hitter Starling Marte was hit by a pitch and Tabata singled him to third. Martinez got Marte hung up on a fielders choice back to him for the first out. After an intentional walk to McCutchen, Martinez struck out Pedro Alvarez and Chris Stewart to end the threat. "I dont know if you can get much tougher," Matheny said. "You look at where we were in that lineup and how we got there. Hes done that a couple of times now, where hes just been able to focus in and get the job done." NOTES: Pittsburghs Francisco Liriano (0-3) will try to get in the victory column when he opposes Tyler Lyons (0-1) in the second game of the series Saturday. ... Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta snapped an 0-for-22 streak with a fourth inning double. ... Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin left the game after grounding out in the fifth with tightness in his left hamstring. ... This series is the last three games of a 26-game stretch against Central Division opponents to open the season for the Pirates. ' ' '
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork. https://www.sanfranciscofootballshop.com/34-Jersey .com) - Zach Randolph finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds and Marc Gasol scored a game-high 26 points as the Memphis Grizzlies downed the Toronto Raptors 92-86 in a battle of division leaders. Gasol added seven boards and five assists, while Mike Conley netted 12 points, including Memphis only 3-pointer during a late run that put the game away. The Southwest Division leaders rebounded from Mondays home loss to the Mavericks and have won five of six overall. Lou Williams and Kyle Lowry scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, while Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which still holds a healthy lead atop the Atlantic Division but has gone just 3-8 over the last 11 games. Once our offense catches up with our defense well be back to...winning more games, Lowry said. The Raptors pulled down 18 offensive rebounds over the first three quarters to help offset an ugly 33.3 percent shooting effort. Their 18 second-chance points staked them to a 61-60 lead going into the fourth, but their struggles from the field continued as they missed their first six shots. Gasol hit a hook shot and a jumper to open the final quarter, then assisted on buckets from Jon Leuer and Nick Calathes for a quick 8-0 run that gave Memphis the lead for good. Grizzlies head coach David Joerger commented after the game regarding Gasols chance at starting in this years All-Star Game. It would mean a lot to everyone in the organization and I think the whole city, Joerger said. He deserves the accolade. Toronto was 2-for-21 from 3-point range prior to Lowry draining one with under six minutes to play. The triple cut the deficit to one, but a Calathes layup off a give-and-go with Gasol followed by two Randolph baskets extended the Grizzlies lead to 77-70. Another Lowry 3 pulled the visitors within four, and the Grizzlies answered with the next seven points, including Conleys make from behind the arc that helped seal the win. Memphis was 0-for-6 from deep prior to Conleys make. There were five lead changes and 14 ties in the first half, which ended with Memphis holding a slim 41-38 lead. Game Notes Randolph has recorded seven straight double-doubles since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for nine games ... Torontos DeMar DeRozan, who recently missed 21 games with a groin injury and was held scoreless his previous two games, finished with six points on 2-of-11 shooting ... Toronto had won the previous three meetings. https://www.sanfranciscofootballshop.com/89-Jersey .C. -- Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe is resigning after 13 seasons at the school. https://www.sanfranciscofootballshop.com/82-Jersey . Patton was placed on the restricted list testing positive for a banned amphetamine. Patton took Adderall, a drug commonly used to combat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, late in the 2013 season and then was given a random drug test.Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Milwaukee Bucks star rookie Jabari Parker left Mondays game against the Phoenix Suns after suffering a left knee injury. Parker was leading a break early in the third quarter when he appeared to collide with P.J. Tucker. His left knee buckled and he went down in immediate pain. Team officials confirmed a left knee sprain for Parker, who will not return. https://www.sanfranciscofootballshop.com/55-Jersey. Parker, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 draft, has not disappointed in 24 games so far as a rookie. He is second in scoring among rookies with 12.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting, and second in rebounding with 5.6 per game. ' ' '
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