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LEXINGTON, Ky. Herman Edwards Youth Jersey . -- One day after earning SEC Player of the Week honors, redshirt sophomore setter Allie Monserez has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I National Player of the Week, the AVCA announced Tuesday (Oct. 18) afternoon.This is the 14th time in history a Gator has won the weekly award, and Monserez is the first since junior All-American middle blocker Rhamat Alhassan won it on Sep. 8, 2015.In a pair of UF road victories last week, Monserez, the national leader in assists per set (12.35), posted a double-double in a sweep of LSU and logged a 57-assist outing in a four-set win over defending SEC champion Texas A&M. The Windemere, Fla. natives 57 assists against the Aggies matched her career high-which also tied the highest total by an SEC player in a four-set match this season.Monserez is one of three players in the country to post more than 55 assists in multiple four-set matches this season, with Oklahomas Audrey Alford and Kansas States Katie Brand being the only others to accomplish the feat.Monserezs double-double versus the Tigers, her third of the season, came by way of 32 assists and 16 digs.2016 PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDSOct. 18 | Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week, Allie MonserezOct. 17 | SEC Player of the Week, Allie MonserezOct. 17 | SEC Defensive Player of the Week, Rhamat AlhassanOct. 10 | SEC Defensive Player of the Week, Rhamat AlhassanSept. 26 | SEC Freshman of the Week, Rachael KramerSept. 26 | SEC Defensive Player of the Week, Caroline KnopSept. 19 | SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week, Rhamat AlhassanSept. 19 | SEC Setter of the Week, Allie MonserezSept. 12 | SEC Setter of the Week, Allie MonserezAug. 29 | SEC Setter of the Week, Allie MonserezUP NEXTFlorida, now up to No. 8 in the latest RPI rankings, returns to the Lemerand Athletic Center for a four-match homestand.The Gators get their streak of home matches rolling Friday (Oct. 21) against Mississippi State at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network +, with Tom Collett and Missy Whittemore on the call. UF will follow that up with a Sunday (Oct. 23) match against Georgia at 12 p.m. ET, which will be televised by SEC Network. Courtney Lyle and Missy Whittemore will have the call. Wilbert Montgomery Eagles Jersey .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Tommy McDonald Womens Jersey . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. http://www.eaglesapparelsshop.com/customized-c-55/ . -- For the first time in two months, an opponent was standing up to Alabama. CHICAGO -- Terry Francona is on the verge of ending another long World Series drought.Call him Mgr. October.Clevelands maestro of a manager, who has pushed all the right buttons this season and especially over the past few weeks, moved closer to capturing his third Series title as the Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 in Game 4 on Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead.Francona is the one who guided the Boston Red Sox around the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, helping them to their first title in 86 years. He led them to another three years later.And now hes got the resilient Indians on the edge of taking their first World Series in 68 years.The 57-year-old would never take any credit for Clevelands success, but the Indians wouldnt be where they are if not for Francona, who improved to 11-1 in World Series games.The guy everyone calls Tito -- his dads name -- claims he doesnt have a crystal ball. But he certainly seems to have a sixth sense when it comes to setting his lineup, pulling pitchers at just the right time and keeping his players focused.Hes at the front of all we do -- our attitude we take onto the field, the looseness we kind of carry ourselves and create the environment of having fun and being ourselves -- that all starts with him, said Jason Kipnis, whose three-run homer in the seventh blew the game open.Following Clevelands 1-0 victory in Game 3, a chess match with Chicagos Joe Maddon that he called one of the most agonizing games of his managerial career, Francona made the difficult decision of not starting first baseman Mike Napoli in Game 4.Hes like the heart and soul of our team, Francona said beforehand. It bothers me to sit him, a lot.Francona played Carlos Santana at first instead, and the move panned out when he homered leading off the second inning against John Lackey. And although his move proved to be wise, Francona wasnt happy he had to keep Napoli on the bench before using him as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning. Napoli flied out to the warning track in left-center.I still wasnt pleased that Nap didnt play, he said. But hell be in there tomorrow. His one at-bat, he took a really good swing that, I think, should help make him feel a little better going into tomorrow.Francona has been forced to be creative with his lineup during the three games at Wrigley Field, where the Indians have had to play by National League rules and couldnt use their designated hitter.He took a risk byy starting Santana in left field for Game 3 even though the former catcher had played just four innings in his career in left. Fletcher Cox Eagles Jersey. It worked, though, as Santana caught the only ball hit his way on a night when the wind was blowing out in Wrigley.That was probably the funnest moment of the game, Francona said of Santanas catch in the first. I was going crazy in the dugout. Then I thought I better cool it because there might be another one that finds him.None did, and Francona made several more astute moves in the first Series game at Wrigley in 71 years. He pulled starter Josh Tomlin in the fifth and ace reliever Andrew Miller came in and shut down the Cubs. And when Millers turn came up to bat, Francona sent in pinch-hitter Coco Crisp, who drove in the games only run.Of course he did.Francona also got a little lucky.He made so many double switches that he ran out of position players, and was going to have to bat Game 4 starter Corey Kluber.He almost used some guys that werent on the roster, joked Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway. I mean, theres no better manager in all of baseball than him. He thinks of everything at every moment. Ive learned so much from him.Francona knew just what to do with Kluber on Saturday night.Miller was throwing in the bullpen when Anthony Rizzo doubled leading off the sixth. Miller, who has been virtually unhittable in the postseason, was ready but Francona stayed with Kluber and he promptly retired the next three batters.Its been like that all month as the Indians, who have been overlooked despite running away with the AL Central, swept Boston, beat Toronto in five games and are now a win away from their first title since 1948.The Indians can almost taste the champagne, but Francona wont let them think too far ahead.Nothing changes. Were going to show up tomorrow -- the only thing that changes is well pack our bags, because were going to go home one way or the other, and well show up and try to beat a really good pitcher, and thats what we always do. Nothing needs to change.That 48 Cleveland team was managed by Lou Boudreau, who was also the clubs starting shortstop.Francona laughed before Game 4 when he was asked if he was ready to play short.Im just trying to handle managing, he said. That will be enough.Its been more than that. 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Throughout the Tour de France, Australian professional cyclist Richie Porte will be checking in. Calvin Pickard Avalanche Jersey . Here is his first entry, as told to ESPN contributor Rupert Guinness:Stage 1: Mont Saint Michel to Utah BeachSeeing Alberto Contador sitting in the gutter by the side of the road after he crashed in the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday -- and every rider who fell in the opening day of racing -- showcased what is at stake after having spent so much time preparing for the race.The stage, from Mont Saint Michel to Utah Beach in Normandy, was sketchy for the peloton. But thats how it often is on the first day of a Tour that has a road stage like Saturdays. Id prefer it started with a prologue time trial. That would have created some order before the first road stage as the winners team could control the race a bit to defend the yellow jersey.When the Tour starts with a road stage that is raced on narrow roads with plenty of roundabouts, the odds of there being a crash rise so quickly. With the cross winds blowing, there was also going to be some sort of drama.So ... after seeing Alberto down, I wondered, Why do we race on roads like that? ... [We] come into that corner [from a roundabout] so fast when there is hardly any warning, if any at all.I hate to say it, but I believe Sundays second stage from Saint L? to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin will be much of the same. Any Tour start is nerve-racking, but it is not made any easier by some of the roads we are using. And Sunday will be on narrow roads with road furniture, which makes it quite dangerous. It even feels like its a luck thing ... to come out of this first week without any major issues will require a lot of that.What happened to Alberto showed what price it might take. Fortunately, it seems he will be OK; but it is not good to see anyones Tour compromised by an accident. It was the same on Saturday for my teammate Brent Brookwalter and Luke Rowe (Sky), who also came down in the same crash as Albertos.Crashes aside, for the sprint finish, won by Briton Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), I was in quite good position. I was up there when the crash occurred and was lucky to avoid it.It was a good end for me, even though it might not go down as one of the most memorable, unless you are Cavendish with 27 stage wins in his Tour career.It was still quite a hard stage. The pace was on, and then, when we got into the cross-wind section, a few teams tried to split up the peloton. In such a situation, you are always covering breaks. Its one of those nervous stages where you concentrate the whole time. Normally, the good art of that is you sleep well, a great thing on any grand tour.But it is still great to have the stage behind us. It at least feels the Tour has finally started.I have to be honest ... when you are sitting around in your hotel room for days before the Tour starts, the mind does wander ... where you are at, where your form is at. You start to ask all the questions. The show that is the Tour can get to a rider. But I believe that when you are at your best when you to try to focus on the race as if it was just another one of the lead-up races.All the races we do are super hard and super stressful. Sure, at the Tour, seeing the massive crowds makes it that bit more dangerous. It becomes harder to move up because you dont really want to move too much on the sides because there are people everywhere. But then, without the people on the roads, where would the Tour be today? That the crowds can be so close to the race -- and the rider -- still makes the sport, let alone Tour, unique.Having a passionate crowd that loves cycling is great, as I believe the next weeks will show. Patrick Roy Jersey . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Colorado Avalanche Jersey . 10 Texas A&Ms offence dominated as usual against SMU. http://www.hockeyavalanchestore.us/Andreas-Martinsen-Jersey/ . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. St Kilda coach Alan Richardson still has a lot to find out about his side with just two games left in the AFL season.After limping to the line in the past two years, Richardson has demanded a strong finish to this campaign.He also needs to find a replacement for skipper Nick Riewoldt, a reliable back-up for first ruck Tom Hickey and to gauge which players are willing to fight back from adversity.The Saints, who face Richmond and Brisbane in their remaining rounds, have improved considerably this season and sit 10th on the ladder with 10 wins and 10 losses.But they were badly outclassed by Sydney in a 70-point demolition in round 21.Collectively we werent quite at the level so weve got a bit of work to do, Richardson said.At the moment were even-stevens win-loss, weve got a real focus to have a positive year in terms of win-loss and we have that opportunity.We play the Tigers, who I think wed all acknowledge have been building the last couple of weeks, so theyll want to finish off positively, which represents a real challenge.An onfield leadership handover has been on the cards for a while, but Richardson confirmed on Friday that Riewoldt would pass the captaincy to a younger, yet-to-be-named successor in 2017. Nicolas Meloche Jersey. Jack Steven, Jarryn Geary and David Armitage are considered leading candidates to take over but Richardson wouldnt be drawn on the likely successor.With Hickey likely out for the rest of the season with a calf injury, rarely sighted American import Jason Holmes was given the chance to press his claims ahead of former Brisbane ruckman Billy Longer.Jack Lonie and Geary were also included in the team, while Darren Minchington was dropped, and Sam Fisher (hamstring) and Tom Hickey (calf) were injured against the Swans.Richardson admits its unlikely Hickey will play again this season but says Fisher is a chance to make it back for round 23.The Tigers made four unforced changes, bringing in Kane Lambert, Todd Elton, Callum Moore and Connor Menadue at the expense of Ty Vickery, Ben Lennon, Nathan Drummond and Anthony Miles. 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SANDY, Utah -- Olmes Garcia scored twice in the final 10 minutes to help Real Salt Lake beat the Galaxy at home for the first time in more than two years, with 3-1 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday night. Reggie Wayne Womens Jersey . "I am here to apply my skills and this is my skill -- to score," the Colombian said. Khari Stephenson scored late in the first half for RSL (8-5-3) and Landon Donovan scored an equalizer before halftime for Los Angeles (6-6-2) but it was not enough to help LA avoid its sixth loss in its past eight games across all competitions. Garcia headed home a cross from Javier Morales in the 84th minute to put RSL ahead, and then the two hooked up again two minutes into stoppage time. Morales sent a through ball into the centre of the box. Garcia latched onto the pass and buried it inside the left post to assure RSL of the three points. "These are the plays we need to do better at," Donovan said. The teams were scoreless until the 44th minute, when Stephenson fired a right footed shot from outside the box in the 44th minute and buried inside the left post to give Salt Lake a 1-0 lead. Morales has impressed Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis with his late game energy and playmaking. "Hes showing hes at the top of his fitness level and at the top of his game," Kreis said. "Those things go hand in hand." Donovan tied it on a perfectly executed counter a minute later. He won a long 50/50 ball, pivoted toward the goal and then threaded the ball inside the left post to make it 1-1. The former U.S. national team star, who has been left out of recent selections by coach Jurgen Klinsmann following his sabbatical earlier this year, has nine goals and eight assists during 16 matches against Salt Lake. Donte Moncrief Jersey . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Mike Adams Jersey . The Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers all won on Sunday meaning the Rangers will host the Rays in a play-in game on Monday. http://www.coltsofficialstore.us/authentic-jack-doyle-colts-jersey/ . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. Its finally here! The MLB trade deadline is upon us. It was a busy weekend with several trades finalized, while others hit a roadblock. Keep in mind players will still be changing uniforms in August as the next focus will be players clearing waivers, and therefore, being eligible to be dealt.But Monday isnt all about trades, as there are games to be played, too. So lets prepare for Mondays short evening slate with matchup ratings for every contest.PitchingEliteStephen Strasburg boasts a sterling 14-1 record with a 2.68 ERA and 0.99 WHIP, but the most impressive aspect of his 2016 campaign is averaging a career high 6 2/3 innings per start. This has the direct impact of more DFS points from whiffs and innings as well as helping increase win potential. In seasonal leagues, it adds to the influence of his ratios on your team total. Monday should be another healthy strikeout night as the host Arizona Diamondbacks fan at an above average 23 percent clip against righties. Strasburg is the clear top option for those not afraid to pay for pitching.Chris Archer still lacks the consistency intrinsic to an ace, so despite elite peripherals, his ranking is greatly influenced by the opponent and venue. Facing the Kansas City Royals checks two of the three relevant boxes as the contest will be in pitcher-friendly Tropicana Field with the visitors toting an attack that is well below average. The only shortcoming is the fact that the Royals fan at a league average rate, thus dont offer added strikeout potential. Still, Archers 10.7 K/9 is plenty dominant to make him a contrarian option to Chalk-burg. Plus, the Rays are sneakily effective versus left-handed slants, and the Royals will be handing the hill to southpaw Danny Duffy, increasing the odds of a win for Archer.SolidDanny Salazars projected game score may be lower than Archers but chances are DFS sites will price the Cleveland Indians?righty higher based on a superior ERA. The Tribe welcomes the Minnesota Twins to Progressive Field for the opener of an AL Central set. On paper, this puts Salazar in a great spot -- and he is -- just keep in mind the visitors have hit righties harder the past month. That said, Salazar still sets up in between Strasburg and Archer for DFS purposes. Relative to Archer, Salazar has more GPP upside while Archers matchup is a little safer.Kyle Hendricks is a DFS tweener. Run prevention isnt the issue. Its more that hes not dominant enough to rack up the plentiful strikeouts for GPP play, nor does he toss ample innings to be a cash game staple. Part of the problem is his excellent 2.39 ERA fuels a high DFS salary meaning bang-for-the-buck is difficult to achieve. It really comes down to Hendricks likelihood to grab the win and how much that matters on your DFS site of choice. With Hendricks facing Tom Koehler and the Miami Marlins in Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs will be heavy favorites, putting Hendricks in play, especially for cash games.Jimmy Nelson hasnt taken the next step as many expected this season, fanning fewer and walking more than last year. However, with a date in Petco Park against the San Diego Padres, the Milwaukee Brewers?righty is in play, as the Friars strike out at a 25 percent clip with a right-hander on the bump.StreamersStruggling pitchers alter their mechanics all the time. Sometimes the change is effective, other times not so much. Since Eduardo Rodriguez was recalled from Triple-A after working to stop tipping pitches, the results have been encouraging, as he has tossed 17 2/3 frames with 15 whiffs to only six free passes. It should also be noted hes reintroducing the slider to his arsenal with positive results. Starting Rodriguez on the road is a risk, but hell be in Safeco Field, facing a Seattle Mariners club where hell hold the platoon edge over thee better hitters. Colts T-shirts. hough he has struggled since, Jarred Cosart is just two years removed from a solid 2014 campaign in which he tossed over 180 innings split between the Astros and Marlins, winning 13 games with a 3.69 ERA. The Padres must believe they can get the 26-year old righty back to that level and are throwing him right out there, with his Friars debut coming against the weak-hitting Brewers. Grabbing a guy like Cosart for a spot start in these favorable conditions helps get your head-to-head week off to a fast start.Logan Verrett has quietly done a nice job for the New York Mets since entering the rotation, working at least six stanzas in three of his four starts, allowing three or fewer runs over the last three. The New York Yankees will make the bus ride to Citi Field for an interleague tussle. With CC Sabathia on the hill for the visitors, another six-inning effort should have Verrett in play for the win.AvoidIn part because its an abbreviated docket, theres not a pitcher worthy of a true avoid on the schedule. Doug Fister slips into the standard avoid game score range based on a lack of strikeouts in combination with facing the powerful Toronto Blue Jays in Minute Maid Park with the inviting Crawford Boxes. There have been slates where that wouldnt even register as one of the five worst spots. The other tenuous scenario is Jose Berrios being recalled to face Tyler Duffey taking on the Cleveland Indians. The rookie is still a top prospect but struggled with his initial foray into the bigs back in late April, early May. The Tribe may not have acquired Jonathan Lucroy, but its obvious the club is riding the citys wave and is in go-for-it mode. They hit right-handers hard, so Berrios is best left on the fantasy sidelines.HittingMuch the same way the guy who makes the great defensive play always seems to lead off the next inning, the offenses facing the pitchers to avoid always seem to lead off the hitting section. Progressive Field is quietly favorable for lefty power, putting the lefty-swinging contingent of the Cleveland Indians in a great spot. Jason Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin are pure lefties while Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez are switch hitters wholl step into the left-handed box against Berrios, who surrendered five dingers in his initial 15 frames.A full-on stack versus Fister feels like a trap since, despite his inability to miss bats, he throws a heavy ball thats hard to elevate out of the yard. The Toronto Blue Jays score a healthy 46 percent of their runs via the long ball. The safer play is to pick out one or two Jays and hope they catch a hanger. The most likely to run into a long ball are the usual suspects: Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki. Just dont put all your eggs in the Toronto basket.Stacking either the Mets or the Yankees seems aggressive, but using a hitter or two from each side could be fruitful. Sabathias struggles with right-handers continue, putting the Mets Yoenis Cespedes, Wilmer Flores, Travis dArnaud and newly acquired Justin Ruggiano in play. Verrett doesnt exhibit appreciable splits, but it still makes sense to focus on the lefty swinging Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Brian McCann from the Bronx visitors.Most likely to go yard: The next homer Kipnis hits will set a career-high mark. Theres a good chance it comes Monday night against Berrios.Most likely to swipe a bag: The San Diego Padres will have to play even more small ball to score runs, putting the onus on leadoff hitter Travis Jankowski to make things happen. Look for him to add to his total of 17 steals with Jimmy Nelson on the hill. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
TORONTO -- The Nashville Predators are a confident team after overcoming a slow start. Ted Ginn Jr Womens Jersey .They will take a 4-0-2 November record (6-5-3 overall) into their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (6-6-3) on Tuesday at Air Canada Centre.Even when we werent scoring, we knew we had players that were capable of scoring goals, Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. It just wasnt happening. I go back to those two shootout losses, and there were 50 quality chances in two games, and were just not getting that third goal.If you could get that third goal, or fourth goal, theres a chance youre going to win the hockey game.The Predators have scored 20 goals in six November games, one more than they totaled in eight October games.They have won three games in a row, including a 5-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday led by two goals from James Neal, who has scored five times in his past four games.The Maple Leafs are coming off a weekend of contrasting results.They scored four unanswered goals in the third period in a 6-3, comeback win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the ACC on Friday. Then they went on the road and lost 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.The game on Friday impressed Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock.I think its the first time since Ive been here that we came back like that, Babcock said. It says we have talent and skill. It says we stayed calm. We executed and finished. I liked our team (Friday) night.It was a different game against the Stanley Cup champion Penguins. Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen faced 49 shots. The Leafs have allowed 40 or more shots in four of their past six games.Three of the (Penguins goals), we could have done a better job, Babcock said. That part is disappointing. You cant play like that. I know we played (Friday) and I understand all that. But you rely on your structure and your ability to play defense and you wait for your chances.Babcock shuffled his lineup Saturday and likely will again Tuesday.Defenseman Frank Corrado played in his first game of the season against the Penguins after being a healthy scratch for the first 14 games. Defenseman Matt Hunwick returned from injured reserve Saturday, and fourth-line center Peter Holland played for the first time since Oct. 25.Defensemen Roman Polak and Connor Carrick and right winger Ben Smith were scratched. Center Zach Hyman did not skate with the team Monday but could play Tuesday.Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who earned his 41st career shutout Saturday, is 4-0-2 with seven goals allowed in his past six starts.Hes been so strong, Laviolette said. Hes seeing it really well right now; hes in position, and I think our guys are feeding off of that in front of him.Rinne said, I thought that I had a good end of the season last year and good playoffs, but its ups and downs. But my main goal is to be consistent and be able to maintain a level where I felt like Im playing my best game every night. This home stretch has been really good for me and my teammates, and hopefully we can keep it going. We havent been great on the road so far, but hopefully we can play well, too.The Predators are 1-4-2 on the road, and the Maple Leafs are 5-2-0 at home. 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Part of the real challenge in building the program is just the fact that the roster has had to be reconstructed, and yet I wouldnt have done it any other way, because there really werent any other options.While it may be restructured and very new, weve got eight very, very solid freshmen and sophomores that are all good players. And so now the foundation is built and a good percentage of our team will return next year, and thats not something weve had yet.It still makes for an uncertain present even if the future seems bright. The Tigers are picked to finish 11th in the Southeastern Conference.Pearl has experienced the first two losing seasons of his 21-year head coaching career since taking over Auburns downtrodden program.The Tigers were 11-20 last season amid injury problems and the early departure of star Kareem Canty. Guard T.J. Dunans is back after averaging 11.6 points in 16 games before going down with a left knee injury.Freshman Bryce Brown also averaged double digits scoring while setting a freshman record with 78 3-pointers. While the talent infusion appears substantial, Auburn must replace starting interior players Tyler Harris and leading rebounder Cinmeon Bowers from a seemingly perpetually undersized team.Auburn also brought in graduate transfers Ronnie Johnson (Houston) andd LaRon Smith, who was tied for third nationally in blocked shots last season at Bethune-Cookman. Luke Kuechly Womens Jersey. Horace Spencer returns after ranking third in the SEC in blocks as a freshman, giving Auburn a couple of shot swatters inside. The Tigers still dont have a scholarship player taller than 6-foot-8.Here are some things to watch in Auburns 2016-17 season:PURIFOYS PRESENCE: Last years top recruit sat out the season after he wasnt cleared academically by the NCAA. The 6-foot-7, 230-pounder will likely play out of position frequently at power forward but could fill some of the scoring void.Hes got a really complete offensive skill package, Pearl said. Hell be a very difficult matchup.WHOS THE POINT: Injuries and Cantys early departure left the Tigers playing power forward Bowers at point guard at times. Pearl has more options now for the position, including newcomers Johnson and freshman Jared Harper.I would say that were going to get really solid point guard play, the coach said. Ronnie and Jared, although ones a senior and ones a freshman, are both really fast and really quick offensively and defensively. We should be able to fly up and down the floor with the ball in their hands. Well be hard to press.Theyre both really good playmaking guards and they can both shoot it.TOUGH SCHEDULE: Auburn has a difficult nonconference schedule that includes games with Texas Tech, Oklahoma, UConn and UAB.BIG CROWDS? Pearls promotional efforts and recruiting have generated some excitement. Auburn has sold out season tickets in three straight years for the first time in school history, though part of that is because the Tigers play in the smaller Auburn Arena now. Before Pearls arrival, Auburn had only managed that in 1999-2000. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
COLLEGE FOOTBALLMINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota football team is threatening to boycott one of the nations top second-tier bowl games over the suspension of 10 players accused of participating in a sexual assault. Calais Campbell Cardinals Jersey .Prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges, and the players thought the matter was behind them. But a separate school investigation concluded Wednesday that the athletes violated a policy adopted last year that defines sexual assault as anything without a clear and unambiguous expression of consent.Now, less than two weeks before the Golden Gophers scheduled Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl appearance against Washington State, the walkout threatens to upend the San Diego game.On Thursday, the entire team gathered to tell reporters they will not practice or play unless the suspensions are revoked. Several players also are facing possible expulsion.In a joint statement, university President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle called the suspensions a values-based decision, not a legal judgment.OKLAHOMA CITY -- A video showing Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student was released to The Associated Press.The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the release last week of a video that the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters sued to obtain.The Associated Press acquired videos showing two angles of the incident. One, which shows the altercation, is the video the OAB sued for. The other shows another angle of the incident.The video shows Amelia Molitor shove Mixon, and the football player feint at her. She then slapped both sides of his neck before he floored her with a right hand to the face. She remained on the floor for several minutes.TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama has hired another former Southern California head coach as offensive coordinator, turning to Steve Sarkisian to once again replace Lane Kiffin.Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the move, with Kiffin having been hired to take over the Florida Atlantic program. Sarkisian, who succeeded Kiffin with the Trojans, will also coach the quarterbacks.Kiffin will run the offense through the playoffs. The top-ranked Tide meets Washington Dec. 31 in the Peach Bowl semifinals game.Sarkisian, who also is a former Washington head coach, was an offensive analyst for Alabama this season.LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville has suspended Lonnie Galloway for the Citrus Bowl following a review of how the co-offensive coordinator handled Wake Forest game plans he received from fired Demon Deacons broadcaster Tommy Elrod.Athletic director Tom Jurich announced Galloways suspension after reviewing the assistant coachs receipt and handling of inside information from Elrod. Jurich said in a release that information shouldnt have been shared by Wake Forest and it should not have been received by anyone at the University of Louisville.We did not do what should have been done, Jurich said, noting that Louisville did not seek the information.The AD said he regrets what happened and that the right and ethical thing would have been for us not to accept the information. Jurich, who said he has been in contact with the Atlantic Coast Conference, said the school would accept any appropriate decisions from Commissioner John Swofford.BASEBALLNEW YORK -- A record six teams are paying baseballs luxury tax this season, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $31.8 million and the New York Yankees at $27.4 million.Boston ($4.5 million), Detroit ($4 million), San Francisco ($3.4 million) and the World Series champion Chicago Cubs ($2.96 million) also were sent bills by the commissioners office, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.The Yankees are paying for the 14th straight year since the tax began, raising their total to $325 million. New York has said it hopes to get below the threshold by 2018.Los Angeles owes for the fourth consecutive year and like New York pays at a 50 percent rate on the amount above the $189 million threshold. The Dodgers paid a record $43 million for 2015, and their four-year total is $113 million.Boston and San Francisco pay at a 30 percent rate as offenders for the second straight year, and Detroit and the Cubs -- a first-time payer -- are at 17.5 percent.The number of teams over the threshold topped last years mark of four. This years total tax was $74 million.GYMNASTICSGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A former doctor for USA Gymnastics, already facing sexual assault charges in Michigan court, was arrested on federal child pornography charges.Dr. Larry Nassar was arrested in Holt, Michigan, and transported to federal court in western Michigan. He appeared without a lawyer and remains in custody.Nassar has been under scrutiny since September when two gymnasts, including a member of the 2000 U.S. womens Olympic team, said they were sexually abused by him when they were teens. He denies it.The indictment says Nassar received child pornography and possessed thousands of images, from 2003 through 2016. Email and phone messages seeking comment from his attorney werent immediately returned. U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles will hold a news conference Monday.PRO BASKETBALLPHILADELPHIA -- Sevyn Streeter performed the national anthem wearing a We Matter jersey before the Philadelphia 76ers game against the Los Angeles Lakers.The R&B artist had been scheduled to sing before the 76ers home opener in October, but was scratched by the team two minutes before the performance because she was wearing a We Matter T-shirt.The organization, following backlash from players and other members of the organization, apologized to Streeter two days later and invited her to sing at a future game.Streeter came to center court on Friday in a black jersey with the words We Matter above the No. 7. She received applause upon her introduction and cheers when she completed the song. 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Davis, who leads the majors with 97 RBIs, drove in a pair of runs with a sixth-inning double and another with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. "I think its huge anytime you swing the bats well at the beginning of the game," Davis said. "It puts some pressure on the opposing pitcher and gives you more opportunities. "The way were swinging the bats we know that if one guy doesnt do it, the next will do it. Were getting on base, running the bases well and were taking advantage of every opportunity." Hardy homered, his 17th of the season, in the four-run sixth with Davis aboard. He picked up another RBI in the third when Davis scored on his ground out. "Getting a lot of base runners and getting some timely hits, its a good combination," Hardy said. "We had a lot of opportunities to score more, too. We got a lot of guys on-base early, with hits and walks, Nate (McLouth) leading it off sets the tone. And hes stolen 25 bases, too. That puts pressure on the pitcher to be quicker to the plate which helps the hitters and it puts pressure on the defence." The Orioles 18-hit attack matched their season high and included seven players with multi-hit games, including three each by rookie Henry Urrutia, Nick Markakis and Hardy. McLouth reached base five times -- two hits and three walks. "Henry (Urrutia) had some great at-bats," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "J.J. had the homer. Nate was on base all night. Chris settled back in pretty good. It was good offence all night." Feldman (2-1), who was acquired in a July 2 trade from the Chicago Cubs, was the beneficiary of the offence, picking up the victory. "Its a great way to open the second half, clicking on all cylinders," Feldman said. "The offence has been grreat. Carson Palmer Authentic Jersey. . The defence has gotten the job done and now the pitching is getting it going." Feldman limited the Royals to five singles and two runs over eight innings. "I was just throwing strikes," Feldman said. "I kind of got away from it in the fourth inning and walked some guys, then we got back to it, and let the defence do the work behind me." Royals manager Ned Yost summed up the defeat in four words: "It was a clunker." Wade Davis (4-9) took the loss, giving up four runs, two unearned, in 2 2-3 innings and seven hits and three walks before being replaced by Luis Mendoza. Davis has lost his past four starts with a 10.91 ERA in that span, giving up 21 runs and 24 hits and 12 walks. Davis has only one win in his past 11 starts. "Im just inconsistent," Davis said. "Ive got to get deep in games. I fell behind in the count too much, a leadoff walk." Rookie David Lough drove in one Kansas City run and scored the other. His single in the fourth scored Salvador Perez. Lough scored in the third on Alcides Escobars sacrifice fly. Mike Moustakas committed a fielding error in the first inning, ending the Royals streak at 11 games without an error, which matched a club record. Moustakas error on Manny Machados hopper led to two unearned runs. "I just missed it," Moustakas said. "No excuses for it. Its routine as it gets. Its a 5-4-3 double play and I just didnt make the play. Thats an additional 20 pitches for Wade. Its going to sting for a while." Notes: RHP Felipe Paulino, who had Tommy John surgery last July and remains on the 60-day disabled list, threw 25 pitches to hitters without shoulder soreness that had plagued him recently. ... The Royals acquired OF Gorkys Hernandez from the Marlins in a minor league trade. Hernandez hit .192 in 70 games last season with Pittsburgh and Miami. Hernandez, who hit .275 in 90 games this season with Triple-A New Orleans, was assigned to the Royals Omaha club in the Pacific Coast League. ... 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