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Its a classic football precept: Great teams build up front. NFL Jerseys China . Its not quite true -- lets be honest, the best thing you can have is a good quarterback -- but good blocking is an important part of a strong NFL offense. The skill players get the headlines and the fantasy football numbers, but offensive linemen break open those big holes for your running backs and keep your quarterback upright so he can throw deep.On the other hand, when the offensive line is bad, even the best quarterbacks and running backs can struggle to be effective. That has been a big problem for the two teams playing Thursday night, the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks. The Rams young blockers are so poor at opening running lanes that the teams talented running back,?Todd Gurley, is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. Seattle has struggled to protect Russell Wilson for years, which neutered the Seahawks offense at midseason when an ankle injury cost Wilson his mobility.NFL stats are imperfect, and offensive line metrics even more so. Rushing stats are distorted by long runs where the blocking didnt matter after the first few yards. Passing stats are distorted by the fact that some quarterbacks are simply more sack-prone than others. Nonetheless, we do have some metrics that will give us a good idea of which lines have done the most or least to help their teams this season.To measure the best and worst lines of 2016, I averaged each teams rank in five categories:1. Adjusted line yards (ALY): A Football Outsiders metric that splits value between the blocking and the back based on the length of the run, adjusted for situation and opponent. 2. Stuffed rate: How often running backs are stuffed for a loss or no gain, the most blocking-dependent part of ALY. 3. Adjusted sack rate (ASR):?Sacks (and intentional groundings) per pass play, adjusted for situation and opponent. 4. Pressure rate:?How often the quarterback is under duress, including sacks and hurries, according to ESPN Stats & Information charting. 5. Penalties: per game by offensive linemen (including declined and offsetting).Adjusted line yards were weighted at 150 percent, while penalties were weighted at just 50 percent. Further explanation of the first three categories, with updated numbers, can be found here.There are a couple of big surprises from these metrics. One of the Thursday night teams doesnt rank near the bottom of the league. And even more surprising, Dallas does not rank at the top of the league. Of course, one set of numbers does not prove the Cowboys dont have the most productive line in the league. It does, however, suggest were not doing enough to recognize the lines that rank ahead of them.If youre curious about how all the teams stack up, I put a table ranking them from 1-32 after write-ups for the five best and worst offensive lines.THE TOP FIVE1.?New Orleans SaintsThe Saints are sixth in offensive DVOA, and the offensive line is a big reason why. Its a bit of a surprising performance from a group of players who arent too well-known. Left tackle Terron Armstead has missed half the season with injuries, forcing 2015 first-round pick Andrus Peat to rotate between left tackle and left guard. Most observers thought veteran Jahri Evans looked over the hill when he couldnt make the Seattle roster in preseason, but he returned to the Saints and slotted right back into his old right guard spot. Right tackle Zach Strief has developed into a strong run-blocker but has yet to make a Pro Bowl. Center Max Unger, who came over from Seattle in the Jimmy Graham trade, completes the starting five.The Saints are dead last in pressure allowed, according to ESPN Stats & Info charting, and they are fifth in adjusted sack rate. Sure, part of the reason the Saints do so well in pass-blocking metrics is that Drew Brees is so good at avoiding sacks and doesnt run into his own pressure. But that doesnt explain why the Saints lead the league in adjusted line yards, or why theyve had runners stuffed for a loss or no gain only 14 percent of the time. New Orleans is even tied for the fewest number of penalties by offensive linemen (24). Cheap NFL Jerseys China . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Cheap NFL Jerseys . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. http://www.nflcheapjerseysfreeshipping.com/ . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. HAYWARD, Calif. -- Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tours Ellie Mae Classic for the lowest score in major tour play.The 27-year-old German player finished with a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-5 ninth at TPC Stonebrae.It went in a little fast for my liking, Jaeger said about his final putt. On a day like that, itll go in. ... Right now, Im actually kind of happy to be done, to be honest with you. Its very stressful for you. Its kind of like going on the back nine on Sunday. Im happy I performed the way I did. It was the icing on the cake, the last hole obviously.Japans Ryo Ishikawa also shot a 12-under 58 to win the 2010 Crowns on the Tour. Jaeger broke the Web.com Tour record of 59 held by Notah Begay III, Doug Dunakey, Jason Gore, Will Wilcox and Russell Knox. Six players have shot 59 on the PGA Tour, and one on the PGA Tour Champions.Everything went well, Jaeger said. I was driving the ball well. I was making everything. I got the good breaks.He was thinking about breaking 60.It pretty much was in my head the whole back nine, Jaeger said.On the final hole, he hit a 3-wood off the tee and hit a layup to 95 yards.We had a good strategy for that hole, Jaeger said. I was going to play it as a three-shot hole and take the bunker out of play off the tee and at wworse make par. Authentic NFL Jerseys China. Jaeger came to the United States as a foreign exchange student in 2006. He went to high school for two years in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and played in college at Tennessee-Chattanooga.The three-time Southern Conference player of the year played both nines in 6-under 29. He birdied Nos. 11, 13-17 on his opening nine, and Nos. 1-2, 4-6 and 9 on his second nine. He got up-and-down for par on the par-4 seventh and barely missed a 30-footer on the par-4 eighth.Even the bad shots, Id get a good bounce and have like 15 feet and Id hole that, Jaeger said.In 88-degree heat with the wind at 8-15 mph, Jaeger was more than 11 strokes below the field average of 69.258. His worst hole was a three-putt par on the par-5 third.Other than that, everything went my way, Jaeger said.Jaeger is 102nd on the money list, with the top 25 at end of the season earning PGA Tour cards. The winner Sunday will get $108,000.Id much rather be in the top 25 at the end of the year, with or without the 58, Jaeger said.Josh Teater, Xander Schauffele and Rhein Gibson were tied for second at 62.Stanford senior Maverick McNealy, the top-ranked amateur in the world, had a 67. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '
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Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - A pair of teams with just two wins between them after five weeks of action, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos are set to square off tonight at Commonwealth Stadium. Cheap Jerseys From China . Watch the pre-game show live NOW on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, followed by kickoff at 9pm et/6pm pt. Edmonton, which is playing in front of the hometown crowd for the first time in three weeks, has dropped three consecutive decisions and is all alone in last place in the Western Division with a record of 1-4. Having given up 40 more points than theyve scored, the Eskimos are the only squad in the division with a losing record at the moment. As for the Tiger-Cats, their early play has been just as disappointing with only one win in five chances as well. Winless in both of their road dates, the Cats are currently tied with Winnipeg for last place in the Eastern Division standings , but even at a mere 1-4 they are just two points behind Montreal for second place. Hamilton had a chance for an upset versus Saskatchewan last Saturday at home, opening the contest on a 10-0 run versus a Roughriders squad that was fielding a backup quarterback in Drew Willy, but the defense failed to hold up their end of the bargain in what turned into a 32-20 defeat. Hamilton registered just three points over the final 30 minutes of action, courtesy of a 36-yard field goal by Luca Congi in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Henry Burris put the ball in the air 41 times, resulting in 26 receptions and a hefty 395 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but even that was not enough. While moving into fourth place on the CFLs all-time list for passing touchdowns with 308, Burris also had to fight off constant pressure that produced seven sacks. Even Burris, who is now fifth on the all-time completions list in league history with 3,410, could not weather the storm brought on by the Riders as they remained the lone undefeated squad in the league. While the Ticats were being set down by Saskatchewan, Edmonton was mounting a late comeback bid against Montreal on the road that just fell short last Thursday night in a 32-27 decision. The Esks tallied a total of only six points in the first half, but came alive in the third and fourth quarters with a combined 21 points, but still the visitors were sent home with yet another defeat. Mike Reilly saw the most time under center for Edmonton, hitting on 16-of-28 passes for 262 yards and two scores, but he was also picked off once and had to deal with three sacks as well. Kerry Joseph managed to get off one pass attempt for the Esks, while Jonathan Crompton threw four passes in the meeting and completed as many to his own teammates (one) as he did to the Montreal defense. Fred Stamps led all receivers with six catches for 103 yards, but it was Cary Koch who stole some of the spotlight with not only a 24-yard catch for a score in the final period, but also an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown to kick off the scoring in the second half in order to give Edmonton a fighting chance. Running back Hugh Charles, who had a season-high 119 yards rushing on 11 carries against Hamilton in the first meeting of the season thanks to a long of 70 yards, was limited to just five carries for 27 yards by the Montreal defense. From a defensive standpoint, Edmonton had no answers on how to even slow down Brandon Whitaker who rumbled for 162 yards and a score on 24 attempts. It also didnt help that the Eskimos were again beaten down by their own poor execution, suffering 13 penalties for a loss of 111 yards. Heading into Week 5 action, Edmonton was one of the most penalized clubs in the league with an average of just under 12 flags per contest, and that trend continued to the dismay of head coach Kavis Reed who continues to seek an answer to his teams troubled play on both sides of the ball. The Esks won the first meeting of the season between the squads back on July 7 by a score of 30-20 on the road. In that contest, Edmontons Reilly threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, while Burris threw for 234 yards and a score for Hamilton, but was picked off twice and sacked four times. With the victory, their fourth in the last five encounters with Winnipeg, the Eskimos pushed their lead to 54-39-1 in the all-time series, taking into consideration only regular-season bouts played since 1950. Cheap MLB Jerseys China . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. 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SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- It was less than a year ago that the?Dallas Cowboys star rookie duo of running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott were at the NFL Combine attempting to woo potential suitors through myriad tasks testing their mental and physical attributes. Today, the two are starters in the NFL on the current best team in the league, at 8-1, and first-rounder Elliot could challenge for league MVP.On Tuesday at the LCS Arena near the beaches of Los Angeles, 20 League of Legends amateurs began their own journey to write the script of their future careers. Under the support of four NA LCS teams in Immortals, Counter Logic Gaming, Echo Fox and Team Liquid, four teams were born to represent the elemental Drakes inside Summoners Rift: Mountain (IMT), Cloud (CLG), Infernal (FOX) and the aptly dubbed Ocean (TL).These ramshackle squads were represented by members of the team guiding the rookies through the combine. CLGs Ocean, for example, had both captain Zaqueri Aphromoo Black and head coach Tony Zikzlol Gray to shepherd the prospects. From there, the brainy quartet sat down in a private room to commence the drafting portion of the event, dividing the rookies into four even teams. The first overall pick, to Ocean, was jungler Omar OmarGod Amin, who entered the rookie field as one of the favorites to impress in the weeklong test of skills.Following the top selection, AD carry Deftly was selected by Team Infernal, mid laner Tuesday was picked up by Mountain, and another jungler, Wiggily, was scooped up by Liquids Team Ocean to round out the first-round picks.After the draft, the players dispersed into their newly chosen tribes and put on fresh uniforms to begin their quest to be the last team standing at the end of the week. The teams will play through Friday night, and a standout player might find himself earning a contract from one of the observing NA LCS clubs. While the players got to know each other, the first day was essentially up to the teams themselves -- no official matches are scheduled until Wednesday night.A team could have theoretically taken their respective rookies to an amusement park for the day; however, as expected, teams went straight into working, with scrimmages scheduled into the nightt. Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Online. Also, each team was partnered with a media crew, and ESPN Esports was selected to cover Team Mountain for the duration of the tournament.While several teams stayed at the LCS Arena studios to play in the scrimmage rooms, Team Mountain trekked to the Immortals team house to get the full experience of playing as professionals. A few players reflected on the feeling of sitting in the chairs of some of the elites in the league, such as former MVP and 2016 all-star Kim Reignover Ui-jin.We only get to train them for so many hours for so many days. We wanted to make sure all of our picks were above average or better, Team Mountain coach and new Immortals strategic head coach David Hermes Tu said after a pair of scrimmages to begin the day. We werent shooting too high, like star players, and we werent shooting too low. We didnt want any problem [players] we couldnt resolve by the end of the week, so I think we started out our draft strong.On what he looks to get out of the experience, he said his teams victories would be his own.[Ill enjoy] hopefully what they will enjoy, which is to make sure they know its not about winning, although winning is nice, Hermes said. It might be their sole experience and being exposed to what professional play is like and whether if they want to do it or not. I hope it gives them a good perspective of what is ahead of them.Although a winner will be crowned at the end of the combine, Hermes preached learning and achieving goals as a unit over taking the top prize. With only four days to play together before the event is over, this could be the one chance these players have to separate themselves from the faceless slew of amateurs in the North American ladder.A team house, dedicated scrims, playing side-by-side with your teammates and a legitimate coaching staff behind you make for an opportunity of a lifetime for Team Mountain.Tuesday, the top pick of the team, is confident he can impress in the mid lane, but itll take a five-man effort to stand above the rest. The official games begin Wednesday, and the hopes of a few prospects will begin to be snuffed out. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '
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College football coaches have a tendency to downplay the significance of national rankings, at least until the final polls are in. NBA Jerseys China .But when a ranking makes history, not only for the program but the conference as well, that makes all the difference.Troys move into the No. 25 spot in the Associated Press media poll this week is not only a first for the Trojans program but for the Sun Belt Conference as well.And Troy coach Neal Brown wasnt being coy about the ranking.I am proud of it, he said. I think it is significant for our conference, for Troy University, for our athletic department. It proves and validates what we are doing with our program.In just his second year as the head honcho, Brown, who served as offensive coordinator at Kentucky, Texas Tech and Troy before returning to the Trojans in December 2014, has injected new life in the program that fell on somewhat hard times after winning or sharing five consecutive conference championships from 2006 through 2010.Since winning a piece of the title with Florida International in 2010, the Trojans have experienced only one winning record in conference play, that being a 4-3 mark in 2013 that helped them to break even for the season overall at 6-6.The other four years the Trojans finished up with losing records both overall and in league play, including Browns first year in 2015 when they were 4-8 overall and 3-5 in Sun Belt play.But they will put an 8-1 overall record and 5-0 league mark on the line when they host Arkansas State (5-4, 5-0 Sun Belt) at 9:30 p.m. ET at Troys Veterans Memorial Stadium. ESPNU will air the tantalizing matchup of Sun Belt leaders.The Trojans have won seven consecutive games since throwing a scare into then-No. 2 Clemson back on Sept. 10 before losing 30-24.The Red Wolves have a winning streak going as well, having won their last five outings -- all in league play -- since dropping a shocker to Central Arkansas 28-23 on the last Saturday in September.I think it speaks really highly of Blake Anderson and his staff to get them off the mat and put five wins in a row together and to keep improving, Brown said.Troy brings the leagues highest-scoring (38.1 ppg) and most productive offense (474.0 ypg) into the game led by the conferences leading rusher and third-most productive passer. Running back Jordan Chunn, who has earned the nickname MegaChunn for his 6-foot-1, 231-pound frame, has averaged 114.2 yards a game rushing.Quarterback Brandon Silvers has thrown for an average of 255.8 yards a contest while completing 65.6 percent of his passes with 19 touchdowns against only four interceptions. Wide receivers Deondre Douglas and Emanuel Thompson are tied for the league lead in receptions with 5.4 per game.Arkansas State has the No. 3 scoring defense in the conference, giving up 25.0 points per outing but has yielded 411.4 yards a game in total offense. Defensive ends JaVon Roland-Jones and Chris Odom have combined for 15 sacks, with Roland-Jones ranking third in the conference and Odom fourth.Sophomore quarterback Justice Hansen has completed only 58.5 percent of his passes but is coming off his best performance. In last weeks 41-22 win over New Mexico State, he was 20-of-27 passing for 257 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.Running back Warren Wand leads the rushing attack with 607 yards and five touchdowns. He rushed for 99 yards on 13 carries for two touchdowns against New Mexico State.I think they have gotten healthy defensively, Brown said of the Red Wolves. They missed some guys early in the season.Once they settled on the quarterback, you can see the chemistry growing between him and the receivers. The offensive line is playing better, too. A lot of credit to that staff for the way they responded.The game will be the second in a row for the Trojans against a team unbeaten in Sun Belt play. They dealt Appalachian State its first league loss 28-24 last week at Troy.Attachments area NFL Jerseys China .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. http://www.cheapjerseysbasketball.com/ . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. BATON ROUGE, La. -- Antonio Blakeney scored 20 points as LSU held off North Florida 78-70 in a non-conference game Friday.The Ospreys, who trailed by 12 points with slightly more than six minutes remaining in the game, reduced their deficit to four over the next two minutes. A basket by Romelo Banks left the Tigers (3-0) ahead 67-63 with 4:11 left.Blakeney then scored six of his 20 points in the last 3 1/2 minutes to enable LSU to pick up the victory. Blakeney made two field goals and a pair of foul shots. Brandon Sampson had a field goal and two free throws in the stretch for the Tigers.This was one of those games where you keep trying to play better as the game goes along, said Blakeney, who scored 26 points in LSUs previous game against Southern Mississippi. You just try to correct the mistakes that you make. I am just happy we got the win.Blakeney was one of four LSU players to score in double figures. Duop Reath had 17 points before fouling out late in the game. Sampson scored 16 points and Aaron Epps added 14.It was a grind game for us in the second half with the way (North Florida) came back, Tigers coach Johnny Jones said. Our guys grinded it out defensively and they executed offensively. Our guys closed out the game well with plays made by Blakeney and several other guys.Four players also scored in double figures for North Florida (1-3). Chris Davenport led the Ospreys with 16 points. Banks, Aaron Bodager and Dallas Moore each had 13 points.North Florida had lost decisively to its first two power conference opponents this season -- Auburn and Miami.Were growing up, North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll said. We didnt let the lead LSU built in the second half demoralize us. We cut it to four points and the guys just kept on fighting. We left so much on the table with 20 turnovers and going 13-for-28 at the free throw line.BIG PICTURELSU: The Tigers were unable to put North Floridda away for good until the final minute. NFL Jerseys Outlet. LSU saw a nine-point first-half advantage cut to one point at the break. Then, the Tigers lost most of a 12-point lead down the stretch.NORTH FLORIDA: The performance by the Ospreys was quite different from the one two nights earlier against Miami. North Florida scored just 56 points while losing by 38 points to the Hurricanes. The Ospreys outrebounded LSU by ten and shot 44 percent from the field.RUNNING THE SHOWJalyn Patterson played point guard instead of starter Skylar Mays for LSU for most of the game. Patterson only scored one point, but handed out a career-high eight assists and committed just two turnovers in 27 minutes.GROUP EFFORT ON THE BOARDSNorth Florida was able to stay within striking distance of LSU all night because of its work on the boards. It was a team effort for the Ospreys as six players grabbed at least six rebounds. The leader was Romelo Banks, who was credited with nine rebounds.IMPROVED DEFENSELSU coach Johnny Jones has emphasized that his team must play more effectively on the defensive end of the floor this year. North Florida made 44 percent of its field goal attempts -- the highest mark by a Tigers opponent so far this season. LSU has not allowed more than 70 points in any of its first three games. The last time the Tigers had a three-game stretch of not giving up more than 70 points came in the first three games of last season.UP NEXTLSU: The Tigers will play away from home for the first time this season in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas. LSU will meet Wichita State in an opening-round game Wednesday.NORTH FLORIDA: The Ospreys will return home to face their second non-Division I opponent of the season. North Florida will take on Florida National on Tuesday. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '
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Read part one of the interview herePakistan have 14 ODIs scheduled between now and next September, the cut-off date for qualifying directly for the 2019 World Cup in England. Wholesale Adidas NHL Jerseys . How realistic are their chances of making it to the World Cup without having to play the qualifiers, given they are ranked No. 9? I have to be realistic. We havent got the time, but we have started the journey now. We will have to start again. I have got a really good feel for the personnel and the areas we need to improve on. I have looked at people we can work with, people we can bring in, and I am comfortable we will be okay.Do you reckon Pakistan are behind the curve compared to the modern ODI teams? With the brand of cricket they are playing, definitely. We cant play that brand of cricket anymore. We have to be brave. You have to take the game on.Not playing in the IPL and other premier T20 leagues - do you reckon that has hurt their understanding and development of limited-overs cricket? And facilities and the domestic competitions, which are average. You cant blame them. Then they are potentially fighting for places all the time. There has been no stability [in the ODI side]. They start playing for themselves. We have a massive challenge in our ODI team.Fitness is amplified in one-day cricket - fielding, running ones, twos, threes. Sometimes in an over you are running six twos. If you are not fit enough, you cant run those runs. It is to the detriment of the team. Without a doubt, that message has started getting across. But it can only go across to the players if I am consistently delivering it. I am not going to tolerate players turning up unfit. They are professional athletes representing a country. It is not good enough [being unfit].Why was Mohammad Irfan not played in the Ireland ODI series? A bowler like him could have done with some overs under his belt considering he had not played for a few months? Irfan came into the ODI squad as a replacement for [Mohammad] Hafeez, so he wasnt with us [in Ireland]. That made it even worse for me because your replacement players are the ones with the fresh legs. They are the people who up the ante, who bring in fresh energy. And he comes in and starts cramping. That potentially cost us an ODI [in Cardiff].But he just got off the plane. That could have played a part in the cramps, considering his height. And about two days later he plays in the Cardiff ODI. Can you entirely blame him? Funnily enough, a couple of bowlers cramped in the same ODI, but they were fit enough to get back and finish their overs with the intensity required.I dont want to harp about Irfan. It could be about any other player that joins the squad in the future. I get disappointed when players arrive and are not at peak condition. Ultimately that is the reflection of the set-up I run. Ultimately that is the reflection of me and my support staff. We are judged by that, so I am not going to tolerate guys that jeopardise that. And it is not a Mohammad Irfan thing. It is an integral part of the Pakistan system. If I can change and make it 10% or 15% better, we have a better chance of success. I sat down the T20 squad and told them: when you arrive, you need to understand the standards demanded by this set-up; that you come in and meet minimum requirements. And those minimum requirements are lower than what South Africa or Australia have. I am taking baby steps at this point of time.Discipline is another aspect where you think things can improve. Can you talk about the example of Yasir Shah turning up two days late for camp when you first arrived in Pakistan? We thought he was arriving on Friday, but he came on Sunday. I had just arrived at the NCA. I am not sure what the communication between him and the PCB was, but I asked him, Hey Yas, werent you supposed to be here on Friday? He said, Yeah, coach, Im just two days late. Its okay. We both had a laugh and I went back to my room and thought, Gee, he is being serious. I hope he was joking.That sort of thing will not happen again even if it was true? Absolutely not.Are you going to take hard decisions in terms of players? I think we have to. If we keep picking the same [players], we are going to get the same, and we will be sitting at No. 9 in the world. We have nothing to lose. We just have to invest in some players. I know for a fact that from the first ODI to the fifth [in England], we changed the whole brand and style of cricket.In the first ODI, in Southampton, we played like cricket was played back in 2002. By the last ODI, in Cardiff, we chased down 302 with overs to spare. We took the attack to England. That is how we have to play. If we play the way we did in Southampton, we are not going to win the game.Grant Flower said he sensed insecurity among some ODI players, which was holding them back from expressing their game openly. Have you seen the same? Maybe there was [a sense of insecurity] with the old regime. In fact, probably there was. I would like to be able to think we can identify the players we can take forward and then invest time in them. Create clear roles for them and hopefully we will get the results. Because if we want them to play high-risk, high-octane stuff, we ought to back them for a period of time as well.You have seen various players in the PSL. What do you think of the pair of Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad making a comeback in the ODI set-up? They have to prove that they are not going to be a disruption to the team, because clearly in the past they have done things that werent right. I was not there, but clearly they have. They have to conform to the standards and requirements of the team.Azhar Ali, Pakistans ODI captain, is a committed player. But is he really a modern ODI cricketer? He is. He is getting better. He is a fantastic batsman. Azhars batting ability is brilliant, which means he can adapt without a doubt. Again, in the ODI series against England, he adapted throughout, so he is good enough.What about Shoaib Malik? He is the most experienced, yet that is not reflected in his numbers (in ODIs he averages 26.80 with the bat outside Asia, 38.72 in Asia, 24.41 in Australia, where Pakistan go on their next tour, and 12.94 in 19 innings in England, where the next Champions Trophy will be played next year). He knows where he stands. I was so happy to see him come out in Cardiff and play with a real intent that had probably been lacking just a little bit. I am talking about intent in his defence, intent in his attack. He committed to every shot. He was committed to that innings. I was so happy he came through that.Is there a reason he bats in the lower order? That was me. I wanted a guy that could finish for us. No. 6 is such an important and tough position in the batting order. Michael Hussey did it for Australia for a period of time. To be able to close off a run chase or finish off when you are setting a target is a real skill. And I wanted Shoaib Malik to do that. We promoted him to No. 4 in Cardiff and he gave us what he wanted, so maybe his role changes now, going forward. You said this recently: I dont want us to fear failure. I think any team that fears failure is a team that struggles. Why did you say that? I dont want us to be tentative, whether it is with bat, ball or in the field. I want us to be 100% committed to the decisions we make, because if we do that, well have a lot more chances of success than failure. I want us to play an attacking brand of cricket, a brand that is good to watch, a brand that inspires the players to play and gives you so much more gratification from your supporters. It must be a brand that challenges, a brand that stimulates, but it must be a brand that is encapsulated by fun.You need time to help build and grow that kind of brand. Is the PCB willing to give you that? I am pretty sure the PCB will give me the time. Definitely.Read part one of the interview here Wholesale NHL Jerseys China . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. Cheap NHL Jerseys . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. http://www.cheapnhljerseysfromchina.com/ . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers added Kike Hernandez to their NL Championship Series roster and started him at second base in Game 1 against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.Left-hander Alex Wood also made the roster, while infielder Charlie Culberson and catcher Austin Barnes were left off for this round. Los Angeles opted for 12 pitchers in the best-of-seven series.The 25-year-old Hernandez hit .190 with seven homers and 18 RBI in 109 games this year. He went 2 for 24 with 12 strikeouts over his last 10 regular-season games and was not active in the Division Series against Washington.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he likes Hernandezs athleticism and versatility. His addition to the lineup gave Los Angeles another right-handed batter against Cubs lefty Jon Lester in the opener.It was a tough decision with Charlie, but I think to have Kike, to get him to start tonight at second base, I think it could pay huge benefits for us, Roberts said.Los Angeles also decided to go with two catchers after carrying threee in the Division Series against Washington. Adidas Hockey Jerseys China. . Chicago stayed with three catchers.The major change for the Cubs was the addition of rookie left-hander Rob Zastryzny. Chicago infielder Tommy La Stella was left off the roster.Zastryzny went 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in eight games this year, including 3 2/3 scoreless innings at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 27.Very high level of confidence in Rob Z, manager Joe Maddon said. Im certain that when he goes out there, whenever we do put him out there, there might be a little bit of nervousness within the first two pitches, which I absolutely would want him to be, but after that I think hes the kind of guy that would settle in rather quickly. Hes got good makeup. Hes solid.The move puts four left-handers in the Cubs bullpen. The Dodgers hit .213 against lefty pitching this year.---This story has been corrected to show Alex Wood is a left-hander. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '
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CINCINNATI -- The bottom two teams in the NL Central resumed the season with a game that came down to the last pitch. NFL Jerseys Outlet . The last-place Reds got the better of it.Adam Duvall and Tucker Barnhart doubled home runs in the sixth inning Friday night, rallying Cincinnati to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that snapped a three-game losing streak.Were 1-0 in the second half, Barnhart said.Of course, they opened the season with a sweep of Philadelphia, only to fall apart and get on pace to lose more than 100 games. But for one night, they felt rejuvenated.Duvalls double off Matt Garza (1-3) cut Milwaukees lead to 3-2, the ball hitting the top of the wall in left. Barnharts two-run double just inside the third base line off Carlos Torres gave Cincinnati its first lead. Jay Bruce added an RBI double in the seventh.Anthony DeSclafani (4-0) allowed six hits in six innings, including Scooter Gennetts homer. DeSclafani leads the Reds staff with six quality starts in seven appearances since he recovered from a strained oblique.Tony Cingrani gave up pinch-hitter Hernan Perezs RBI single in the ninth, and then loaded the bases with one out. The left-hander got Gennett to swing at a high, full-count fastball and foul out.It was probably ball four, but I got a borderline pitch there, Gennett said. I just got under it a little bit.Manager Bryan Price decided to bring in Ross Ohlendorf. The right-hander got Ryan Braun to pop up, earning his second save in four chances.I just thought, 26 pitches (by Cingrani) and it wasnt coming easy, and I wouldve hated for him to get the loss in a situation where he didnt have his best stuff, Price said. We had a fresh arm ready.The Brewers have lost three straight and 10 of 14.Billy Hamilton had a pair of singles, stole a base, and scored twice. He made it home from second on a fielders choice for Cincinnatis first run in the fourth inning.The speed component is beginning to show itself on the offensive side, not just in stolen bases, Price said. Im really happy with the improvement in his game this year.A grounder that deflected off first base helped the Brewers go up 2-1 in the fifth. Ramon Flores singled and advanced on Garzas sacrifice. Jonathan Villar hit a slow grounder down the line that Joey Votto failed to charge, allowing the ball hit first base and skip away for an RBI single.NICE DBruce jumped to get Chris Carters fly to the top of the wall in the fourth. The Brewers Jonathan Villar made a sliding stop on Vottos grounder to the hold at shortstop and threw him out from his knees in the bottom of the inning.HO HO HOThe Brewers worked out to Christmas carols pregame as the Cincinnati Pops rehearsed. It provided the soundtrack for postgame fireworks as part of a Christmas in July promotion.BREWERS MOVERight-hander Corey Knebel was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs and pitched the eighth. He opened the season on the DL with a strained left oblique and went 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA in five games last month before being sent down.TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: OF Domingo Santana -- on the DL with a sore right elbow -- worked out before the game. He could start a rehab assignment within a week. ... LHP Chris Capuano got an injection in his sore left elbow and isnt with the team on the road trip. Hes on the 60-day DL.Reds: RHP Homer Bailey threw 67 pitches in four innings of a rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Friday, allowing three hits and one run. Hes scheduled to pitch in the minors again in five days. Bailey is recovering from Tommy John surgery 14 months ago. ... 2B Brandon Phillips left in the seventh inning with a strained right calf.UP NEXTBrewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (5-7, 3.62) is 0-4 with a 5.14 ERA in his last seven starts. Hes 2-2 career against the Reds with a 5.88 ERA in seven starts and two relief appearances.Reds: LHP John Lamb (1-6, 5.29) has lost his last two starts, giving up 11 earned runs in 9 1/3 innings. Hes 0-2 in four career starts against Milwaukee with a 6.98 ERA. The Reds have lost all four games.---Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. NFL Jerseys Supply .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. http://www.cheapjerseysbasketball.com/ . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organization. LONDON -- To get back to .500 and in contention for the AFC North lead, the Cincinnati Bengals need to win the strangest home game in their history, 3,955 miles (6,365 kilometers) from Paul Brown Stadium.Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says jet lag from Fridays red-eye flight to London wont be an issue when Cincinnati (3-4) takes on the Washington Redskins (4-3) at Wembley Stadium in London. He says the key question is whether the Bengals, red hot this time a year ago, can beat a team with a winning record for the first time this season. He counseled his players to hit the hay as soon as possible on the eight-hour flight.The focus was on ... the ability to shut down and go to sleep after dinner on the plane, and wake up and its Friday morning, Lewis said after the Bengals first groggy training session on a rugby field in north London.That advice was easier said than done for left tackle Andrew Whitworth, the Bengals biggest player at 6 foot 7 and 330 pounds. Before boarding Thursday nights flight, hed just been cleared to play after suffering a concussion last Sunday in the Bengals 31-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns -- and couldnt get his mind or body into the idea of early shuteye. A first-class fully reclining seat, it turns out, doesnt fit a Whitworth.They were made for people a little shorter than me. Id have to bend into a fetal position to fit. Id have to fly on the NBA plane probably to be comfortable, Whitworth said. I manned it up and am still working on Wednesday nights sleep. Im not an on-command sleeper. Ive got four little kids, so Im not used to sleeping a whole lot anyways.The Bengals have reached the playoffs each of the last five seasons but lost in the first round each time, the worst such streak in NFL history. Despite returning the core of their team, theyve struggled to match their 2015 start, which saw them reach 8-0 and cruise to the AFC North championship.The team has planned a sightseeing mission to Tower Bridge on the River Thames on Friday night, when family and friends join players for a meal with a spectacular view. That event, too, is designed to ensure players dont nod off too soon.Ive got no idea wwhat time it is. Cheap NFL Jerseys China. The whole days been a blur, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said. But Im sure the Redskins are feeling exactly the same way. Both sides need to wake up for Sunday.HEALTHY BENGALS: Cincinnati enters Sundays game at full strength on both sides of the ball. The biggest change could be felt in the passing game, where tight end Tyler Eifert is expected to be featured after seeing limited action last week versus Cleveland in his return from offseason ankle surgery. Eifert has been a favored goal-line target of quarterback Andy Dalton, catching a team-record 13 touchdowns last year.Eiferts return could boost a passing attack that has struggled to find the end zone despite boasting top-flight targets in the conferences receiving yardage leader, A.J. Green, and New England import Brandon LaFell .Obviously Tyler is such a big part of our offense, and having him back and ready to go is big for us, his ability to make plays, Dalton said. If hes the guy this week, itd be great.Washingtons roster, by contrast, looks like a MASH unit, with key starters listed as questionable going into their own trans-Atlantic flight. Among those Redskins nursing injuries and uncertain to play Sunday are running back Matt Jones, cornerback Josh Gordon and left tackle Trent Williams.Game notes The Bengals held their first training session on English soil without pads or helmets on the artificial turf field at Saracens Rugby Football Club in north London. Several dozen fans and curiosity-seekers, mostly local children who have the week off from school, cheered from the stands as the teams punting unit worked out under dull gray skies. ... The majority of Bengals starters got to lie down in first-class seats on their chartered Virgin flight from Cincinnati as team officials advised everyone to sleep as much as possible while losing five hours on the clock. 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BOSTON -- Lamar Jackson ran for three touchdowns and threw for four more in three quarters on Saturday to lead Louisville (No. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . 7 CFP, No. 5 AP) to a 52-7 victory over Boston College.Jackson ran for a 69-yard score on the games third play and added rushing TDs of 13 and 53 yards in the second half. The Heisman Trophy favorite also threw for TDs from 30, 44 and 10 yards out on drives of five, four and one play to give the Cardinals a 28-0 lead just two snaps into the second quarter.Despite leaving the game briefly in the first half with cramps, Jackson ran 15 times for 185 yards to become the first quarterback in school history to run for more than 1,000 yards in a season. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 231 yards.It was the third time this season he has accounted for seven or more touchdowns. No other player in FBS has done it more than once.Jackson went to the bench for the last two possessions of the first half with that coach Bobby Petrino said was forearm cramps but returned to start the second. He left after three quarters with the Cardinals (7-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference No. 7 CFP) leading 52-7.Tyler Rouse scored from 39 yards out on a screen pass from Patrick Towles to give Boston College (4-5, 1-5) its only score. The Eagles were coming off a victory over North Carolina State that was their first ACC win in almost two years.(Louisville) is one of the top three talented teams in America. That quarterback is electric, BC coach Steve Addazio said. When you play a great football team, you cant have self-inflicted mistakes like we had.Jackson had one shaky period, when he threw an interception with about five minutes left in the first half, then left with the arm injury. Petrino said Jackson complained about forearm cramps and numbness in his fingers and received intravenous fluids before returning for the second half.He returned at the start of the third quarter but lost the ball while scrambling. But then he led the Cardinals on an eight-play, 77-yard drive that he finished with a 13-yard TD run.THE TAKEAWAYLOUISVILLE: Arm cramps threatened to stall Jacksons Heisman candidacy, but he returned in the second half to run for two more touchdowns before sitting out the fourth quarter.I think he should be good, Petrino said. He looked pretty good in the second half.BOSTON COLLEGE: Its one thing to beat N.C. State like the Eagles did to snap an almost two-year ACC losing streak. But BC was reminded how far it has to go before it can be competitive among the top-tier teams in the conference.UP NEXTLOUISVILLE: The Cardinals return home to play Wake Forest before a Thursday night matchup at Houston.BOSTON COLLEGE: Heads to Florida State on Friday night. The Eagles have lost six in a row to the Seminoles despite playing them tightly in the past three seasons, including Florida States 2013 national championship season.---More AP college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. Cheap MLB Jerseys China . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Wholesale Jerseys Outlet . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. http://www.cheapnfljerseysoutlet.com/ . There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me.Leinster secured a PRO12 double over Munster and moved to the top of the table after a 16-13 victory at the Aviva Stadium. Having already beaten their provincial rivals at Thomond Park in December, Leo Cullens men took advantage of Connachts loss to Ulster on Friday to move back into top spot with three rounds to go.Johnny Sexton was the star for Leinster, finishing with all 16 points, but Munster fly-half Johnny Holland also impressed in only his third PRO12 start. In front of a crowd of 43,108, Sextons timely touchdown just before half-time ended Leinsters 260-minute try drought in the league, and left Munster trailing 10-6. Reaction from both camps after Leinster moved to the top of the PRO12 with a 16-13 victory over Munster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Holland, who started instead of Ian Keatley, had twice kicked the visitors in front before that, and he brilliantly converted his own 47th-minute try for a 13-10 turnaround.But a couple of assured place-kicks from Sexton, with Keatley missing his only attempt of the night, had Leinster on the cusp of their first seasons double over Munster since 2012/13.They had to survive a frenetic late assault on their try-line, though, with Cian Healy in the sin-bin. Mike Sherry went closest for the men in red but Jamie Heaslip and Ben Teo typified a Leinster defence that would not yield. Sean Cronin on the charge for Leinnster Munster got off the mark in the 13th minute, Holland slotting over a straightforward penalty after Simon Zebo had knocked on a flat pass from Conor Murray just a few metres out. Cheap Jerseys From China. Lineout issues spoiled Leinsters attempts to respond, with Munster able to clear the danger in their 22 following an excellent steal by the lively Tommy ODonnell.Sexton opened Leinsters account from the kicking tee with 27 minutes gone, punishing a bloodied Donncha Ryan for not rolling away before the Munster lock was forced off. Munsters Keith Earls makes a break A classy break from Rory Scannell preceded Hollands second successful penalty, but Ryans replacement, Robin Copeland, saw yellow soon after for Munsters third maul offence in their 22.Leinster took immediate advantage, pressing from a lineout drive before man-of-the-match Sexton got outside Francis Saili to raid in from close range, bouncing off the left hand post on the way. The conversion put four points between the sides.However, Munster piled forward on the resumption, their pick and goes proving very effective before Holland took advantage of a missed tackle from Sean Cronin to score out wide on the left. Johnny Holland goes over for Munster The Cork youngsters pinpoint conversion was cancelled out by Sextons second successful penalty, two minutes later, as Leinster starlet Garry Ringrose began to make inroads in midfield.Following Hollands departure near the hour mark, Keatley was wide with his one and only shot at the posts and Sexton soon sent Leinster back in front, rewarding Rhys Ruddocks accurate foraging at the breakdown.Into the closing stages, Munster came with wave after wave of attack. Luke McGrath lifted the pressure by winning a ruck penalty for the hosts, but fellow replacement Healys no-arms tackle on Dave Kilcoyne left them down to 14 men for the final four minutes.Munsters well-drilled maul drew a kickable penalty and they went for broke by going to touch, but Heaslips vital tackle on Sherry, followed by a Teo hit that forced a knock-on, saw Leinster prevail in breathless fashion. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '
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