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Looking for something to do ahead of the June 3.3.0 update for Path of Exile? Grinding Gear Games feels your pain: It’s prepping a “competitive flashback event” next month to help you pass the time. The in-game currency is available at the professional online gaming house. The interested gamers can buy poe exalted orbs from those professional online gaming houses in the most affordable cost.




“The Flashback Event will have three random mods from popular past leagues activated at once,” says the New Zealand studio. “The collection of mods will persist in that area for one hour and the collection of mods will vary from area to area. After an hour has passed the mods will randomize for each area again. Each area will also have the Bestiary league enabled which means that you can continue to finish your challenges while you compete in the Flashback Event. The possible league mods that you could see in an instance alongside Bestiary are Anarchy, Invasion, Breach, Ambush, Torment, Perandus, Beyond, Nemesis, Bloodlines, Abyss and Harbinger.”


And yes, the event is for both PC and Xbox One and will run four different difficulty modes (including standard solo self-found, where you can’t trade or group) starting May 4th through the 29th. Loot includes a special mystery box for hitting level 35, plus additional prizes based on level and rank at the end of the run. They probably want to both A) Bring players back into the game and B) generate hype for the next league / 3.3.0.


I still play Bestiary albeit casually. I will probably roll a new character for this event, my goal is to hit 55. I think that is realistic for me both for the time limit of the event and my interest in the rewards. It would be cool to get entered into the 85 pool but I only have one character ever who’s gotten near that level (78 is my highest all time). The pace that I level / get through the storyline means the 55 pool is probably my highest. Even that will be a bit of a push depending on my work schedule.

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The past two weekends of Mississippi States football season have been a dramatic roller coaster ride: ascending to a euphoric high and dropping to a sobering low. Goedkoop Air Max 270 Flyknit Oreo Heren Zwart-Wit .First, there was a stunning 35-28 win over then-No. 4 Texas A&M on Nov. 5 that shook up the national playoff picture. Then last weekend, the Bulldogs were totally dominated in a 51-3 loss to No. 1 Alabama.Theres certainly no shame in losing to the Crimson Tide, but the fact that the Bulldogs (4-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) werent competitive was frustrating for the program. Now Mississippi State must win its final two games, starting with a home game against Arkansas (6-4, 2-4) on Saturday, to become bowl eligible for a seventh straight season.We just have our backs in a corner and we have to find a way to win, Mullen said.Mullen didnt seem concerned that the lopsided Alabama loss blunted momentum from the Texas A&M win. Sometimes, he said, you just have to acknowledge a tough game and move on.I think Alabama has done a great job of separating themselves a little bit, Mullen said. But I think when you watch every other game, I dont know if there is a result with any two teams that would shock anyone within the SEC West.With that in mind, the Arkansas-Mississippi State matchup appears to be much more fair fight.Mississippi State has a fairly balanced offensive attack, but leans toward the run game. Sophomore quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is tied for seventh in the SEC with 854 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. He often teams with running back Aeris Williams, who has improved as the seasons progressed, to form a potent combo when running the Bulldogs read-option offense.Williams, a 6-foot-1, 217-pound sophomore, became a bigger part of the offense when starter Brandon Holloway missed a few games with an ankle injury. Now Holloway is back, but Williams is still getting plenty of playing time.He was given that opportunity and certainly made the most of it, Mullen said.Arkansas has struggled to stop the run. The Razorbacks are giving up 217.6 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 12th out of 14 league teams.Mississippi States current predicament is similar to 2013, when the Bulldogs were 4-6 in November and had a young team, but rallied to beat Arkansas and Ole Miss in the final two weeks to make the postseason.Mullen hopes the current young nucleus that includes Fitzgerald, Williams, freshman defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons and linebacker Leo Lewis can pull off a similar feat.There are a lot of similarities, Mullen said. Both teams were very young we suffered a lot of injuries that year. We had some tough games and there we are with two games left having to go battle and fight.-----Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP . 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That late-in-life breakthrough belonged to Navratilova, who was 34 when she won Wimbledon in 1990.For the record, Williams, who for years has been defying the laws of nature that usually ground 30-something tennis players, has won five majors since turning 32.After her second consecutive surprising exit in the US Open semifinals, when Serena failed to win her 23rd Slam, which would have broken a tie with Steffi Graf and set an Open-era record, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was already looking ahead.I know people are going to be very much focused on the 23rd, he recently told CNN Internationals Ravi Ubha at the grand opening of his new tennis academy in France. Im more focused on the 30th.Why not set up a record that will never be beaten in history? I think she can do it.Why not? Clearly, this was a slice of bravado from a coach seeking to take pressure off his athlete as the 2017 season looms.But the questions raises itself: How many more majors will Williams win before she decides to walk away from the game? Its a favorite parlor game these days among tennis aficionados.ESPN.com unscientifically polled more than a dozen tennis experts, a number of them former players-turned-analysts, and the average over-under was between two and three Grand Slam titles.More than one, however, believes the number is zero.My gut feeling is that shes done, one respondent said. Thats really based more on her emotional/mental attitude and reactions than anything else. I have a hard time seeing her going back to the drawing board, refilling that tank, focusing on what she does best.More typical was this response from Pam Shriver:I think she will win three more, said the 21-time Grand Slam doubles champion. Wimbledon, and at least one more on hard courts. But I dont see them coming in bunches as they once did. The only one that can put a big crimp in that is the new No. 1.I think [Angelique] Kerbers in that conversation. With a good next six months, she can establish herself at the top.After failing to win a major in nine previous seasons as a professional, the 28-year-old German won two this year and supplanted Serena as the WTAs No. 1-ranked player. She beat Williams in the Australian Open final and lost to her in Wimbledons championship match.Based on the 2016 returns, it appears Kerber has the best chance to prevent Williams from catching or surpassing Margaret Court, who has the all-time record of 24 major titles.Going back to Wimbledon in 2012, Serena has won half of the major titles available, nine of 18. The only woman with two over that time is Kerber. The others still active are the tandem of Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova. Flavia Pennetta, Marion Bartoli and Li Na have all retired. Maria Sharapova is serving a drug ban, and Victoria Azarenka is pregnant with her first child.If (and when) Sharapova and Azarenka come back, that could complicate the sittuation, for they are still potentially viable at 29 and 27, respectively. Air Max 2019 Heren Sale. Karolina Pliskova, 24, who beat Serena in this years US Open semifinals, is another likely threat.In losing that straight-sets match to Pliskova in New York -- and to Roberta Vinci at the same stage in 2015 -- Serenas nerves were on display, a phenomenon that often visits older players. And for much of the 2016 season, Serena was dogged by shoulder and knee injuries.The only person to win a Slam at 35 or older is Ken Rosewall, and he did it three times, said Brad Gilbert, who coached Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray. That said, never, ever underestimate a Williams. If you dont think she can do it, shell say, Im going to show you that you dont know me.Fast-forward to 2018, and if you tell me she has three, Id be less surprised by that than if she had won none. The next year is a big year for her. If shes successful, she continues on. If she doesnt, who knows? Just the fact shes in this position at her age is outrageous.Paul Annacone, the longtime coach of Pete Sampras and a Tennis Channel analyst, is optimistic.Theres no reason next year cant be as good or better, Annacone wrote in an email. Its about her desire and the ability to play enough so she peaks at majors -- but not too much to where she is burnt out entering them.Serena has taken a breather after the US Open the past two years. Last season, she stopped playing entirely, but this year its not clear if shell play the WTA year-end event in Singapore after passing on the Wuhan Open and China Open.Shriver feels strongly that she should play.Sure, there will be a focus on the Slams, but you need a couple of tournaments to tee you up, Shriver said. You cant just rock up to the Slams and be your best -- not even Serena. I think Singapore is really important to play because it guarantees her three matches at minimum -- and probably four to five.If she shuts it down like last year, Im not going to pick her to win the Australian Open.Mary Carillo, a broadcaster for Tennis Channel and NBC, agrees with the concept.When Serena returned to the tour this January, she still didnt seem as fit and refreshed as she needed to be, Carillo wrote in an email. Fitness/focus/motivation is now on the Compulsory Serena Checklist.More important than the physical fitness of the 35-year-old is her mental fitness, and nothing wears down the fortitude of athletes more than the ravages of time and injury. The supreme effort and commitment it takes to want it all over again? Only Serena knows how much she is willing to continue to give.Carillo wonders if she might find motivation in the continuing success of her older sister Venus, who reached the semifinals at Wimbledon at age 36.Her big sister seems to find much more joy in the journey, Carillo wrote. Maybe Serena draws inspiration from Venus. It could help her surpass Graf and add a few more major titles.I would guess that Serena still has a better chance to add to her count than Roger, Rafa, Maria or Vika. But this spinning planet slows for no one. 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Following Englands thrilling fifth day victory in the first Test in Bangladesh, SSNHQs cricket correspondent Tim Abraham travels with the team to Dhaka for the second. Vapormax Plus Sunset ... Its back to Dhaka, the place where the tour all started, for the climax, the second and final Test of the series between Bangladesh and England, and our last port of call before going onto India.Its a good thing names dont count for too much in this part of the world as far as boarding cards are concerned. For the internal fight, my boarding card read: BRAHAM JAM TIMOTHY. At least they got the first name right, but Im not sure where JAM comes in though. Tim Abrahams boarding pass, kind of Once we got to the hotel, it suddenly dawned on me that I am on the team floor, with guards at the end of the corridor. After a long day, I went up to my room only to see Ben Stokes, and golf-mad Sky commentator Rob Key having a game of corridor golf, with the England all-rounder chipping on the carpet right outside my room. Thankfully, they did not go on too long.At first practice for the Test, we were told that Jonny Bairstow was being put up for interview, and when getting some nice close up shots of his wicketkeeping routines, he turned to me and asked if I could help out. He wanted me to stand by the stumps, to basically get in the way, to create a kind of blind spot for him before taking the ball very late. Ben Stokes (left) and Rob Key (right) joined forces for a spot of corridor golf at the hotel in Dhaka Good thing I havent done anything to upset coach Steve Rhodes, who was pinging the tennis balls down with a racket, but I did get wrapped in the shins a few times.Myself and Getty Images photographer Gareth Copley-Jones are keen runners, and when back home we take part in the Park Runs, that operate all over the country at 9am every Saturday. Its one if the aspects of home life that is badly missed by both of us. Highlights of the morning session of the first day of the second Test between Bangladesh and England in Dhaka When in Dhaka before, Gareth organised an impromptu Park Run doing 5ks, around the grounds and through the car park of the hotel, and with more interest expressed afterwards, joggers from the press pack turned up in their numbers for this event. It was given a kind of be there or be square kind of build-up, and included Sky Sports commentator Michael Atherton, and Giles Lindsay, the analyst with the England team. Abraham gets ready for a 5k run with fellow members of the Bangladesh touring media It was a good bit of team bonding, in this in-it-together kind of tour. Running conditions were warm, quite heavy, tropical rain - it was like running in the shower. Im afraid though it was not one of my finest moments or a race I care to remember.As a keen runner, who likes to get out and about as much as I can on tour, I finished down the field, beaten by those who dont do much running at all. Worst of all I was even beaten by Chris Stocks, from The Times, who is often seen with a cigarette, and wont mind me saying, is built more for comfort than speed. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. I had done a few warm-up laps before the main event, to check out the wet conditions for the others before they arrived, so thats my excuse and Im sticking to it, but I shall still never live that down, and Ive not been allowed to forget it.Rumours soon swept the England camp of my terrible setback and I even got a bit of stick from Alastair Cook, who also likes his running. Alastair Cook (right) has given Abraham a bit of stick for his poor effort running Also this week, we were whisked off one evening with the team to the British High Commission. Such a lovely villa-like building in the more peaceful diplomatic quarter of this mad city of hustle and bustle. The High commissioners quarters, offices, and residences for the Diplomatic Corps, all on one impressive, tranquil site, with a swimming pool in the garden.We have all been so hotel-bound during this trip, it was good to get out and about. 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The Steelers are going to go for it.Moments after Tomlin pointed to the offense to stay on the field, Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for a 29-yard touchdown that gave Pittsburgh a lead and all the momentum it would need in an eventual 38-16 victory in which the Steelers high-powered offense looked very capable of living up to its hype.Tomlin doesnt consider the call gutsy. With the talent the team has at its disposal, why not go for it?It wasnt haphazard by any stretch, Tomlin said Tuesday. We prepared for it during the week and the guys created enough comfort in us through preparation that we had very little hesitation not only making that call, but making a similar call a few moments later.Faced with a similar situation on Pittsburghs ensuing drive, the Steelers let loose again, with Roethlisberger hitting Eli Rogers for 19 yards on fourth-and-1 at the Washington 34 with under two minutes to go in the half.That drive also finished in the end zone, with Rogers catching the first touchdown of his career after a Roethlisberger pass caromed off Sammie Coates right to Rogers.So much for Pittsburgh being hampered early in the season while waiting for running back LeVeon Bell to return from a three-game suspension and tight end Ladarius Green nursing a lingering ankle injury.We hold ourselves to high expectations, Roethlisberger said. I think people thought, `What are you going to do without Martavis (Bryant)? What are you going to do without LeVeon? Without (retired) Heath Miller? My message was, `Well, weve got Sammie Coates, Eli, and all the tight ends (and) DeAngelo Williams.That was more than enough to overwhelm the Redskins, who looked helpless as Brown lit them up for 11 receptions for 126 yards, two touchdowns and a comically risque celebration that drew a flag and set social meddia aflame. Matt Moore Jersey. Its not about who is on me, Brown said. It was about getting the job done. Whatever that takes.Which should only ramp up the next Sunday when Pittsburgh hosts Cincinnati in their first meeting since a memorably contentious victory by the Steelers in the wild-card round last January.The Bengals appeared to have things well in hand with the ball in Pittsburgh territory and the lead with less than two minutes to go only to see the Steelers rally for an improbable win following an epic meltdown by the Bengals.Cincinnati committed a pair of personal fouls in the final seconds, including a shot to Browns head that left him concussed and forced to sit out the Steelers divisional round loss to Denver.Cincinnati is already trying to downplay the rematch, with the coaching staff basically ordering the players to tone down any rhetoric.Tomlin doesnt feel its required for the Steelers. Last time he checked, his team wasnt the one that lost its composure.I thought largely, our guys handled themselves appropriately and didnt get consumed by the emotions that comprised the recent elements of the matchup, Tomlin said. I dont anticipate anything changing this time around.And for all of the gaudy stats put up against Washington, there are issues Tomlin would like to see addressed.The pass rush didnt get to Kirk Cousins, something hed like to see corrected to prevent Cincinnatis Andy Dalton and A.J. Green from getting loose.We have to create more disruption, Tomlin said. We have to get after the quarterback more, particularly when were ahead.Game notes LB Ryan Shazier was being evaluated on Tuesday for a knee issue that Shazier tried to downplay after the victory. I know he felt good about his circumstance after the game, but we will let the medical experts determine that and his status, Tomlin said. ... 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- I came here to the land of sand, futebol and rhythm, on my maiden voyage to South America, expecting very little. 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Folks far smarter than I am about international basketball were equally convinced that the Las Vegas oddsmakers who billed the Americans as 1-to-20 locks to scoop up all the gold medals got the pre-tournament calculus exactly right.I think they are by far the favorites to win it, San Antonio Spurs veteran?Manu Ginobili told me early in the tournament when asked to assess the gulf between Team USA and the rest of the field, 12 years removed from the stunning gold that Ginobili, Luis Scola & Co. brought home to Argentina from Athens in 2004.For sure they stretched again the difference with the rest of the world.Said Scola minutes before our chat with Manu: For today, they just got too much talent.Then there was Serbian coach?Sasha Djordjevic?after his team played its second Olympic game: Its a long way to go til we will see another team beat USA.Four nights later, Sashas Serbs almost did. They fell just one Bogdan Bogdanovic 3-pointer from the wing away from forcing overtime against the disheveled Americans in a 94-91 defeat.There are indeed lots of issues freaking out visitors to Brazil on a daily basis at these Games, but heres maybe the biggest shocker so far at Rio 2016: Playing the United States in mens basketball isnt currently on that list.FIBA [basketball] is a little bit different, Denver Nuggets forward Joffrey Lauvergne said Sunday after France became the third successive Team USA opponent to flirt with an upset of the heavy, heavy favorites in the fourth quarter. Whats happening in this tournament shows that maybe someones gonna beat them -- and we all hope its gonna be us.With so much focus back home on the Americans inability to keep opposing guards out of the paint, deal with free-flowing offenses and their pick-and-roll nuances or simply make themselves more difficult to guard, its been easy to miss how refreshingly filled with surprises pool play was, after so little drama was expected going in.In addition to the United States stunningly finding itself in three straight competitive games, Australia hammered France on the opening day, Croatia upset Spain one day later, host Brazil dumped Spain into an 0-2 hole, then Argentina outdueled its lifelong Brazilian rivals in an unforgettable, double-overtime classic. And all of that preceded the bonus of unheralded Nigeria somehow toppling the Croatians to keep all six teams in Group B in contention for the knockout round until the final day of pool play.As a result, anything seems possible?heading into Wednesdays quarterfinals, though you can safely assume that the poor Argentines, for all their collective know-how, would have preferred to draw anyone other than the Americans in the final eight.The luxury [other nations] have is theyve been together for so long, George said Sunday after the France scare, furthering his status as the most outspoken member of Team USA at these Games. They just read each other so well. I think thats the biggest thing that really separates us from them.There was grave concern in various corners of the international basketball community that the separation was going the wrong way. And dramatically so.?Spain failed to progress beyond the quarterfinals as the host country in the 2014 Worlds and sports an aging, short-handed squad in Brazil, with Marc Gasol still recovering from foot surgery. Argentina has an even older team than the Spaniards with little in the pipeline to succeed its Golden Generation of cornerstone players, while Brazil is likewise relying on a number of 30-somethings and missing two key big men, Tiago Splitter and Anderson Varejao, because of injuries.Suddenly, though, new challengers are emerging.Provided that pool play was a reliable guide, Australia looks like the second-best team in the field, even?without?prized prospects Ben Simmons or Dante Exum in uniform to join the established core of Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Ingles and David Andersen.You look at it selfishly, from an Australian standpoint, and by the next Olympics, we could have all our team being players that play in the NBA, said former Seton Hall star Andrew Gaze, who represented the Aussies in three Olympics as a pro and five overall before moving into his current role as a TV broadcaster. And when you get that daily experience of playing against those guys, you get more accustomed to not being in awe of them.Croatia has turned heads with its Dario & Mario Show starring incoming Philadelphia rookie Dario Saric and Orlandos Mario Hezonja. Theres presumably more to come from the Croats, too, with Junes No. 4 overall pick,?Dragan Bender, destined to join them for the 2019 World Cup in China and under-16 sensation Luka Samanic ranking as arguably Europes top teen.Our neighbors to the north, meanwhile, have to be mentioned when talking national teams with real potential, even though Canada was twice just one win shy of qualifying for these Olympics and lost both times, first to a starless Venezuela squad completely devoid of NBA talent and then to the favored French last month.If GM Steve Nash and coach Jay Triano can get everyone eligible on the floor at the same time, Canada versus Team USA would eventually be must-see, with the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph, Kelly Olynyk, Trey Lyles, Dwight Powell, Nik Stauskas, Anthony Bennett and incoming rookie Jamal Murray in red and white.Yet the inspiration to look ahead, for the record, comes from some of the wise, old heads from the FIBA universe mentioned above.Amid all of Team USAs struggles to play as a unit, establish a pecking order and impose its defensive will on the countries that know how to execute and never stop moving, several of the famous names we consulted cautioned that the competition currently underway might not stay so watchable.Not if the Americans start gelling like a team with that much talent conceivably could at any moment.First of all, its because they have way more talent, size, athleticism ... everything more than us, Ginobili said. I think they had a period of five, six years in which they ... I dont know if its they didnt care enough or they didnt respect the rest [of the world] enough. But now they got past that stretch -- far.Said Frances Boris Diaw, even?after his team looked so good with Tony Parker sidelined by a reported toe injury: You gotta have a near-perfect game to beat them. And we didnt.Added Gaze: When you see the way international players are having an impact on the NBA, its now at the very least conceivable to think of a scenario whereby you could be very competitive. Were at a stage where an accident can happen. Whereas, I think, if you go back to 92, I mean, we were just there trying to get an autograph.But there is that aura thats still there. It may not be as strong as it was years ago, but there still is an aura there. And make no mistake: They do a good job exploiting it.After doing his own math and estimating that hes been playing alongside Ginobili, Carlos Delfino and Andres Nocioni on one Argentinean team or another for 22 years, Scola continues to believe that the United States is the only team that can decide how the United States will do in international competition.There was this time that the U.S. kind of got bored of the FIBA thing, Scola said. And they didnt put a lot of effort, didnt put a lot of work on it. They didnt really commit to it. And those years they lost. And then they said: Stop. Enough. So I believe its pretty much up to the U.S.If U.S. takes this seriously and they really put work into it and they put their minds and their bodies into it, its going to be very, very hard to beat them any year they come and play. They have so many good players. They have so many athletes. The difference of the athleticism between those guys and everybody else is very, very big. So if they really focus on it, its going to be very hard to beat them in any tournament. Its been like that forever.Its been like that for a dozen years. Until last week. To the delight of anyone weary of Blowout City.To the glee of anyone who wanted to see -- get this -- an actual tournament.? Gel Noosa Tri 8 . -- Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No. Asics Gel Nimbus 17 . The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. http://www.kliqplan.com/ . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. 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