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LOS ANGELES -- After losing the first two games of the season at home, UConn was in danger of dropping its third straight. Ondrej Pavelec Jersey .But a late rally ignited the Huskies to their first win of the season.Terry Larrier scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket, and UConn held on to beat Loyola Marymount 65-62 on Thursday night.We were scrambling a bit at the end and we were running on an empty tank, Larrier said. At the end of the game we were trying to stop them from getting open-look 3s and its definitely nice to get that first win.Although the Huskies (1-2) trailed much of the second half, Larriers basket with 2:22 to play gave UConn a 63-62 lead. Jalen Adams, a sophomore guard, added two free throws with 20 seconds left to give UConn a cushion.Brandon Browns 3-point attempt at the buzzer would have forced overtime for the Lions (1-2), but his shot hit off the rim and the Huskies escaped with their first win of the season.It was a grind it out game, UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. Its good to get on the victory trail. We did not finish a lot of shots. We missed a lot of layups and we need to improve our transition game. We had too many turnovers and we have to fix that. But our guys believed in themselves, trusted each other and didnt stop playing.Kelvin Amayo -- a transfer from Iona who was granted a sixth year waiver following knee surgery -- led LMU with 18 points. Amayo made 5 of 12 shots and 8 of 11 free throws. He also pulled down six rebounds for the Lions. Buay Tuach scored 12 points and Brown added 10 points for LMU.Amida Brimah scored 9 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for UConn.We started out strong in the first half but finished the half sloppy, Brimah said. At halftime we made adjustments and when we took the court in the second half we had confidence we were going to win. The Huskies started the season ranked 18th but fell out of the polls after a pair of setbacks against Wagner and Northeastern.Both teams showed offensive spurts in the opening half but neither team maintained them.Alterique Gilbert led the Huskies with 10 points in the first half, but dislocated his left shoulder after colliding with a defender while chasing a loose ball late in the half. He remained down on the court for several minutes before the training staff led him off to the locker room. He did not return.We definitely had good defensive pressure as a team, Vital said. This was a must win for our team. Were a young team and we faced adversity.Ollie said Gilbert reinjured the shoulder he previously hurt and will be examined when the team gets to Hawaii on Friday.BIG PICTUREUConn: Thursday was the third game of a hectic beginning to the 2016-17 season, which the Huskies will play seven games in 20 days and also take a 10,200-mile road trip during that span.LMU: The Lions coach, former NBA coach Mike Dunlap, figures to improve LMUs 14-17 record from a year ago. Dunlap has formed a strong nucleus of transfers, junior college players and newcomers.UP NEXTUConn travels to the Island of Maui for the fourth time to participate in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational starting Monday against Oklahoma State, followed by games on Tuesday and Wednesday.LMU has an eight-day break before hosting Portland State, followed by games against Boise State and Southern Utah before concluding its four-game home stand. Mika Zibanejad Jersey . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. Andy Bathgate Jersey .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. http://www.wholesalenewyorkrangersjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-wayne-gretzky-jersey . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. FORT WORTH, Texas -- Patrick Mahomes and Texas Tech can certainly pile up the points and the yards. That doesnt always translate to wins.The Red Raiders are coming off a game in which Mahomes completed 52 of 88 passes and matched an FBS record with 734 yards passing, while breaking a record with 819 total yards. And they lost 66-59 .Texas Tech (3-4, 1/3 Big 12) takes a three-game losing skid into Saturdays game at TCU (4-3, 2-2), which has won the last two games in the series with some big numbers of its own.That home game last week against 16th-ranked Oklahoma was Texas Techs fourth loss since the start of last season when scoring more than 50 points. The first was 55-52 in the Big 12 opener last year against TCU, which scored on a fourth-down pass in the final minute.I usually get past losses, Mahomes said, referring to the last game against the Horned Frogs. But with that one ... you fought to the very end, and they got a tipped pass touchdown and it changed the whole dynamic of the season.Tech lost five of seven games after its 3-0 start last year.When the Red Raiders last visited Fort Worth two years ago, TCU set school and Big 12 scoring records in an 82-27 victory . In their first meeting as Big 12 foes in 2012, Texas Tech won 56-53 in triple overtime.First-year Horned Frogs quarterback Kenny Hill is second in the Big 12 with 357.1 total yards a game -- 150 yards behind Mahomes national-leading 507.1 yards per game.But Hill has only 394 total yards combined the last two games. The 34-10 setback at West Virginia last week was TCUs most-lopsided loss in five Big 12 seasons.I dont think just the quarterback, I think we need to play with more swagger, TCU coach Gary Patterson said. Hes got to have more people to throw to. Young players hit the grind. ... Kenny, hes got a little bit of confidence back. Sometimes on throws its not always the quarterbacks fault. But hes the one that gets blamed.Some other things to know when the Horned Froogs and Red Raiders play:RETURN OF TURPSix weeks after injuring his left knee, TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin is expected to be back for the Horned Frogs on Saturday. Jeff Beukeboom Jersey. He got hurt Sept. 17 against Iowa State. He had gone into that game as the national leader with 236 all-purpose yards per game, and was TCUs leading receiver after seven catches in each of the first two games.STILL HEALINGMahomes still doesnt feel like he has the same zip on the ball as he did before spraining a joint in his throwing shoulder against Kansas on Sept. 29, exactly a month ago Saturday. But hes improving. Its actually feeling the best its felt so far since Ive had the injury, said Mahomes, who got hurt when tackled against the Jayhawks. Im going to keep rehabbing and keep getting out there and practicing and it will get better every day.KNOWING KENNYTexas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was previously the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M, where he was involved in the recruitment of Hill. Hes a guy who I thought was going to be a star, and hes heading that way, Kingsbury said. You watch him play, hes still learning their system, still getting comfortable, but the sky is the limit on his potential.BOTH SIDES OF BLOWOUTSTCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie has been in some scoring history in the series. He was with the Horned Frogs for that 82-point game in 2014. The most points allowed by TCU under Patterson came 10 years before that, when Cumbie was the starting quarterback for the Red Raiders in a 70-35 win.MORE THAN BIG 12This is only the fifth game as Big 12 rivals for Texas Tech and TCU -- they are 2-2 in those games, 1-1 at each teams stadium. 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Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia has said he hopes his Paralympic golds will help bring about a change in mindset among Indian athletes and boost their self-belief. Tom Seaver Jersey .On Wednesday Jhajharia, 35, won the gold at the Rio Paralympics. He had also won gold at the 2004 Athens Games.Winning a Paralympic gold medal is a big achievement for me, and to do it for the second time makes it even more special, he told TV channel India Today. ...Thanks in particular to the sports ministry and to the Sports Authority of India for facilitating my training. Im also grateful to my coach Sunil Tanwar who has trained me for the last 12 months with an eye on Rio. I hope this medal of mine will bring a change in mindset in India, and athletes will believe that you can win two gold medals and set new world records in the process.Jhajharia, whose category wasnt included in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics, said ?he was focused on breaking the world record he set 12 years ago at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. The biggest challenge during these 12 years was to stay fit -- [especially] now that Im in my mid-30s. But the kind of effort Ive put in to stay fit -- especially while training in Finland for the last three months, where I trained for seven hours on an almost daily basis -- was done specifically to break the existing world record.The double Paralympic gold medallist also had a message for everybody: No matter how tough your circumstances are, if you have the will to work hard and aim high, nothing is impossible in life. David Wright Jersey . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. Tug McGraw Jersey . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. http://www.cheapmetsjerseyschina.com/wilmer-flores-jersey/ . The move comes after the Canadiens were approached by the Buffalo Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley - a former Sabres player and head coach. "The Sabres called for permission and I appreciate that, Im flattered, Dudley told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says Derrick Rose will play Tuesday in a preseason opener at Houston despite a trial that is set to start on the same day in Los Angeles to decide a $21.5 million civil sex assault lawsuit against the point guard.According to the New York Post,?Hornacek said he is expecting Rose to play, though the guard has hesitated to fully commit. The process of jury selection begins Tuesday.Hes going with us, playing the game, and whatever happens after that, well see, Hornacek said, according to the Post. For now thats the plan.The Knicks practiced Monday morning and were to fly later in the afternoon to Houston.As far as right now, in my mind Im playing, but I dont know, Rose said after practice, according to the Post.Rose added he still needed to discuss his plans with his lawyers.Rose said Saturday hes in great condition and that his training camp with the Knicks has been the best of his ccareer. Cheap Mets Jerseys. .I look at it as the years that Ive played in the league, this is the most focus Ive had knowing the situation, what Im getting myself into, Rose said. The big year we have ahead of us. Were focused, were dedicated; thats all you want from this group.The health and stamina of Rose, who has missed two training camps due to injury in the past five seasons, is paramount for the Knicks. He has played in only 39 percent of his games the past four seasons.Rose reiterated Saturday that the pending trial hasnt been a distraction.Im sensitive to the subject and the topic, but in my mind I feel like I didnt do anything wrong, so I cant waste a lot of time thinking about it. I have a great [legal] team handling it, he said.Information from ESPNs?Ian Begley was used in this report. Cheap Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys ChinaCheap JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2019Cheap JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic ' ' '
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PINE BLUFF, Ark. Nike Free Run 2 Black . -- DeAngelo Ballard ran for three touchdowns and passed for another and Alabama A&M beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 40-7 on Saturday.Ballard scored on runs of 26, 6 and 5 yards and threw 19 yards to Marceles Clash for another score. Ballard finished 17 of 27 for 214 yards passing and ran 89 yards on 15 carries.The Bulldogs (2-5, 2-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) showed balance, passing for 214 yards and rushing for 253 for 467 yards total offense to 221 for the Golden Lions (1-5, 1-3).The Bulldogs other scores came on a 1-yard run by Jordan Bentley, who has 91 yards rushing, and Nick Carden field goals of 36 and 46 yards.SWAC tackles leader, Bulldogs linebacker Kenneth Davis, had another 10, hitting his average.The Lions only score came in the fourth quarter on Brandon Duncans 19-yard pass to Willie Young. Duncan was 15 of 27 for 140 yards. Nike Free 5.0 Flyknit Mens . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. Nike Free 3.0 V5 Clearance . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. http://www.nikefreeclearanceoutlet.com/nike-free-5-0.html . Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist, and Mike Fisher scored a goal and helped set up two others in the Predators 6-4 victory over the Red Wings on Monday night. PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Gary Woodland took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tours OHL Classic at Mayakoba after dropping two strokes on the par-3 15th Saturday.Woodland finished with a 5-under 66 to reach 18-under 195 on Mayakobas Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon course. He won the last of his two tour titles in 2013.Ive been there. Ive been in the position a lot the last couple years. Im excited about my game, Im going to rely on my game and trust it and go out and have fun. ... Im very comfortable with where my golf swing is and Im going to rely on it and run it out.Woodland birdied the first seven odd-number holes, then ended the string with the double bogey on 15 when his tee shot went long into the hazard. He played the first 51 holes without a bogey.Im happy. I mean, I played great today. Drove the ball exceptionally well, controlled my distances to the green, and I rolled it well, Woodland said. Its hard to argue with that, hard to be upset with that. I hit a good shot on 15. I just hit it longg. Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Mens. Married last month, Woodland took last week off and worked with instructor Butch Harmon after opening the new season in Malaysia and China.Pat Perez was second after a 62. He played the front nine in 7-under 29, making an eagle on the par-5 fifth. The one-time tour winner recently returned from shoulder surgery.I was real comfortable, Perez said. I woke up and I just felt good. I was comfortable on the range. Ive just been on this different attitude in the last couple weeks where I just try to stay aggressive and try to think of the right shot and the good shot and not worry about what happens. Its really worked. Ive been working on that the last nine months since I got hurt.Scott Piercy was 16 under after a 66, Seamus Power (64) was 15 under, and Webb Simpson (69) followed at 14 under.Defending champion Graeme McDowell was 8 under after his second straight 65. He opened with a 75. Cheap Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys ChinaCheap JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2019Cheap JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic ' ' '
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The San Jose Sharks have agreed to terms on a new five-year, $30 million contract extension with Logan Couture. Donne NMD R1 Adidas Rosa/Bianche . TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that the deal has an average annual value of $6 million per year. The contract cannot be officially signed until July 5. Couture will make $2.875 million next year in the final season of his current deal. A first-round pick by San Jose in 2007, the 24-year-old Couture has been the Sharks top goal-scorer the past two years. In 48 games last season, the Guelph, Ont., native netted 21 goals and added 16 assists. In 232 career NHL games, he has scored 89 goals and 78 assists with a plus-31 rating. Uomo Adidas NMD R2 PK W Grigie/Rosa . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. Adidas NMD R2 Chinese New Year Pack Uomo Bianche/Rosse . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. http://www.nmdcs2nere.it/italia-scarpe-swift-run.html . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland coach Brenda Frese wondered if her players were fully awake for their late morning tip-off against in-state foe Mount St. Marys.They had turnovers, breakdowns on defense and uncharacteristically missed open shots. However, it didnt take long for the No. 6 Terrapins to fix the problem. Brionna Jones finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 6 Maryland rout the Mountaineers 106-42 on Friday.Ieshia Small had 14 points off the bench for Maryland (3-0). Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Kaila Charles and Jenna Staiti added 10 points apiece for the Terrapins, who shot 58 percent from the field.I thought we had a really slow, sluggish start, Frese said. Our shots werent falling and we werent as crisp as we usually are. The second half was a much better indicator of how we want to play for 40 minutes.The Mountaineers (1-2) trailed only 18-13 at the end of the first quarter. But the Terrapins used their size to take control. The 6-foot-3 Jones scored 12 points to boost the lead to 34-18 with 3:37 left in the second quarter.We have a lot of weapons on our team, Jones said. Anybody can come off the bench and score. Were just going to keep playing our brand of basketball.The Mountaineers tried to stay in the game by hoisting three-pointers, but they went 3 of 21 and trailed 37-20 at the break. They finished 7 of 32 from behind the arc.A pair of free throws and layup by freshman Destiny Slocum boosted the margin to 57-25 midway through the third quarter, and the only uncertainty was whether Maryland would score 100 or more points for the third straight game.A 3-pointer by Sarah Myers gave Maryland a 100-39 llead late in the fourth quarter. Uomo NMD Human Race Fear of God Pharrell x adidas Bianche/Nere. Katrice Dickson led Mount St. Marys with 12 points.I thought we played really well in the first quarter, Mountaineers coach Bryan Whitten. We became very undisciplined on the offensive side in the second quarter. You give up 37 points in the first half, you think youre in a good spot.BIG PICTUREMount St. Marys: The Mountaineers started four guards to play uptempo and put their best shooters in the floor. The strategy worked early before the Terrapins did a better job protecting the ball and wearing them down.Maryland: Frese is pleased with the quick start of her team, which has averaged 104 points in three games against much weaker programs. Her deep roster will help create matchup problems for most opponents this season.FAB FRESHMANMaryland freshmen Destiny Slocum and Kaila Charles were in the starting lineup for the third consecutive game. Both played well enough to maintain those spots. Charles scored in double figures for the third time, and Slocum has seamlessly run the plays at point guard.FINDING A HOMEThe Mountaineers Mikal Johnson, a graduate transfer, is playing for her third college program. Johnson played two seasons at Rider, where she was a MAAC All-Rookie Team selection, and then one year at Liberty. After scoring in double figures in each of the first two games, Johnson had three points against Maryland.UP NEXTMt. St. Marys: The Mountaineers host Fairfield on Sunday.Maryland: The Terrapins play at Niagara on Sunday in their first road trip. Cheap Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys ChinaCheap JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2019Cheap JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic ' ' '
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Three teams could make a convincing argument on this Rankings Monday that they deserve the top spot in ESPN. Ultra Boost Uncaged Homme .coms weekly power poll.As you know, though, your faithful Committee (of One) does not do ties.So we crunched the numbers in the Power Rankings dungeon all weekend, considered a wide range of possibilities ... and ultimately decided to leave our top three in the same order we had them a week ago.Golden State certainly continues be impressive offensively, having averaged a gaudy 120.7 points per game during its current seven-game winning streak, but the Cleveland Cavaliers and the LA Clippers convinced us they should stay right where they were with their own strong weeks. The Cavaliers improved to 2-0 this season against their Eastern Conference finals foes from Toronto and thumped Detroit to offset a loss at Indiana in which LeBron James was rested.The Clips, meanwhile, continue to lord over the rest of the league with the only double-digit nightly average point margin (+13.7) on the NBA map, which (we presume) makes their home loss to Memphis on ESPN on Wednesday night a tad easier to take.If you disagree with our thinking, thats fine and fair. Such arguments are what the Power Rankings were founded upon. Heres hoping you find more to dissect and discuss throughout our 1-to-30 ladder, with many thanks, as always, going to ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau -- particularly research ace Micah Adams -- for supplying much of the background data that helps your Committee arrange things.Previous rankings:?Week 4 |?Week 3 |?Week 2 |?Week 1 |?Training camp1.?Cleveland Cavaliers 2016-17 record: 10-2 Previous ranking: 1The Cavs, when theyre in the mood, are a sight to behold. LeBron James is averaging the most taken-for-granted 23, 9 and 8 in NBA history, everyone knows their roles, and suddenly Channing Frye is emerging as more of a contributor than you anticipated. The concern, if you want to manufacture one, remains Clevelands depth. The lack of a seasoned backup point guard is hard to ignore, but we ask again: Who in the East can really make the Cavs pay for that shortcoming?2.?LA Clippers 2016-17 record: 12-2 Previous ranking: 2The Clippers are allowing a ridiculously stingy 91.4 points per 100 possessions when DeAndre Jordan is on the floor compared to 106.1 points per 100 possessions when Jordan is sitting. J.J. Redick has been as hot as any Clipper in the opening month, which is just one more reason these guys are off to a franchise-best unbeaten start on the road at 6-0. Theres too much goodness going on, in other words, to drop the Clips after one narrow misstep at home against Memphis.3.?Golden State Warriors 2016-17 record: 11-2 Previous ranking: 3?The offense is humming now to such a degree -- better ball movement, gorgeous looks galore, Kevin Durant producing with unfair efficiency, Klay Thompson finding his groove -- that its almost a relief Golden State still has plenty to sort out on the defensive end. If the D was anywhere close to this same level in mid-November, with the Warriors up to seven 120-point eruptions already after just three at this same stage last season, hope would be quickly draining away leaguewide.4.?San Antonio Spurs 2016-17 record: 10-3 Previous ranking: 7No team in the league is unbeaten at home. The Spurs, by contrast, are a tidy 7-0 on the road and take a five-game win streak overall into Monday nights reunion with their old friends from Dallas. To the Spurs, whove been able to field their first-choice starting five only four times thanks to Danny Greens lengthy absence, its no accident that the current unbeaten run coincides with a return to the lineup for Tony Parker, still a key steadying hand even with Pop limiting Parker to 25.9 MPG.5.?Atlanta Hawks 2016-17 record: 9-4 Previous ranking: 5The Hawks awoke Sunday ranked No. 1 in defensive efficiency, ninth in PPG allowed and feeling pretty proud of what theyre doing on D because theyre also playing at a top-five pace, which naturally means more possessions to defend. Pride then turned to anger when Atlanta looked so lackluster in a Madison Square Garden matinee defeat to the Knicks, who have actually won four in a row at home but, according to Paul Millsap, shouldnt have caused the trouble they did.6.?Charlotte Hornets 2016-17 record: 8-4 Previous ranking: 6The sting of Saturday nights OT loss in New Orleans has to be lessened somewhat by the home win that Charlotte eked out Atlanta the night before, especially with Nicolas Batum playing a starring role with his best game all season after a somewhat underwhelming start. Otherwise well focus here on what we seem to be focused on here every Monday: Kemba Walkers career-best numbers in just about any category you check in his bid to be Charlottes first All-Star since Gerald Wallace in 2010.7.?Toronto Raptors 2016-17 record: 8-5 Previous ranking: 4Rough weekend for DeMar DeRozan. The mere 12 points he mustered in Sunday nights heartbreaking (and controversial) loss in Sacramento knocked him out of the leagues scoring lead for the first time in 20 days. Now, on the second night of a back-to-back, DeRozan has to deal with the leagues most-feared defense. Hell be trying to join Chicagos Dwyane Wade on this seasons short list of starting shooting guards to crack the 20-point plateau against the Clippers.8.?Chicago Bulls 2016-17 record: 9-5 Previous ranking: 13?Two stops remain on 3-1 Chicagos annual Circus Trip, but it seems safe at this point to just call it the Traveling Jimmy Butler Show. After weeks of good press for DeMar DeRozan and what a summer stint with Team USA did for his game, now its Butlers turn to be feted for the serious step hes taken since getting back from Rio. Surely there was an element of catching Portland and Utah at the right time at work, but the Bulls are still enjoying whats surely been a fun told-you-so opening month.9.?Houston Rockets 2016-17 record: 8-5 Previous ranking: 11?No longer is James Harden averaging 30+ point and 10+ assists. Dare we say you can cut him some slack, though, since this league has only seen three players EVER who averaged 25+ points and 10+ dimes over the course of an entire season: Michael Adams in 1990-91, Tiny Archibald in 1972-73 and the inimitable Oscar Robertson five times. Harden heads into a new week at a robust 28.7 PPG and 12.5 APG, which means hes still nearly doubling his assist norm from last season (7.5 APG).10.?Boston Celtics 2016-17 record: 7-6 Previous ranking: 12?Al Horford and Jae Crowder made such a difference in their long-awaited returns from injury, setting up the Celts to inflict Detroits first home L of the season. Perhaps we should let them settle back in after absences of nine and eight games, respectively, before making too many firm judgments about these guys. Isaiah Thomas, meanwhile, is averaging 26.2 PPG, which would set a new single-season franchise record for a club thats been blessed with 11 Hall of Fame guards.11.?Oklahoma City Thunder 2016-17 record: 8-6 Previous ranking: 9Toronto is leading the league in Sunday misery after the way things finished up in Sacramento, but the Thunder havent exactly enjoyed the occasion, either, after tacking an OT home loss to Indy onto the narrow L in Serge Ibakas OKC homecoming the previous week. What makes this latest defeat even tougher to take: Russell Westbrook was just 3-for-25 in his career on game-tying or go-ahead 3s in the final five seconds of the fourth quarter or OT before the triple he hit that appeared to save the Thunder against the Pacers.12.?Memphis Grizzlies 2016-17 record: 8-5 Previous ranking: 20?All the understandable hoopla surrounding Marc Gasols dagger 3 from the corner to take down the Clippers -- as well as the ensuing celebration were guessing youve heard about by now -- has camouflaged the fact Gasol is shooting just 41.1 percent from the field in the new season compared to a career success rate of .503 coming into 2016-17. There are fresh concerns about Chandler Parsons health, too, but lets not completely ignore Memphis impressive four-game win streak.13.?Utah Jazz 2016-17 record: 7-8 Previous ranking: 8We are big, big fans of Utahs full-time return to the J-note logo and even the sleeved variety of its jersey that got some good national TV exposure last Thursday night when they played host to Chicago. Fashion, however, is suddenly where the compliments start and stop for this Jazz, thanks to a four-game skid in which theyve been exposed as a team that doesnt function nearly as well offensively without new point guard George Hill, who has been shelved for eight straight games thanks to a thumb injury.14.?Portland Trail Blazers 2016-17 record: 8-7 Previous ranking: 10?The Blazers are up to 4-0 now when C.J. McCollum scores 30+ points after Sundays rout of the Nets, but their brilliant backcourt cant cover up all the problems that have cropped up on the boards and on D. Portland awoke Monday ranked 29th in rebound rate and a sobering 30th in defensive efficiency, backing up Damian Lillards we kind of suck right now assertion. The Blazers, furthermore, can only claim one win over a team with a winning record (Memphis) at this stage.15.?Indiana Pacers 2016-17 record: 7-7 Previous ranking: 19?If the Pacers indeed have nothing left for Monday nights home date with Golden State, one suspects they wont mind too much. Not after they escaped OKC on Sunday night with precious Road Win No. 1, which Indy achieved without the injured Paul George (or C.J. Miles) and after surviving a triple from Russell Westbrook that forced OT. Cant worry about the Warriors, either, when its not yet clear, on top of all the Pacers ups and downs already, how long PG-13 will be shelved.16.?Miami Heat 2016-17 record: 4-8 Previous ranking: 22?After a couple narrow losses (by seven points combined) to teams with a composite record of 19-7 (San Antonio and Atlanta), Miami welcomed back Goran Dragic and promptly showed some life with a couple wins. Hassan Whiteside, meanwhile,?continues to put up numbers -- against what ESPNs computer ranks as the leagues toughest schedule to date -- that have to make him a legit contender to spend All-Star Weekend in New Orleans if this sort of production persists.17.?Los Angeles Lakers 2016-17 record: 7-7 Previous ranking: 15?You have to believe the Dubs will be ready when Luke Walton makes his return to Golden State on Wednesday. Surely you havent forgotten that the Lakers won the teams last two meetings by a combined 37 points and hounded Steph Curry and Klay Thompson into combined 3-for-38 shooting from long range in those shockers. One would imagine Walton, with his upstart squad starting to come back down to Earth, would rather not have to see the Warriors on either side of Thanksgiving as the schedule requires.18. Minnesota Timberwolves 2016-17 record: 4-8 Previous ranking: 16?The Wolves well-chronicled habit of third-quarter collapses and their offensive struggles in general while Ricky Rubio was out injured make it wholly unfair to suggest Andrew Wiggins inconsistency is the prime culprit in Minnesotas 4-8 start. Theres also no way to ignore it completely when Wiggins has played so much better in the Wolves wins (32.0 PPG, .629 shooting, 5.3 RPG, 4.3 APG, 34.6 PER) compared to their losses (22.5 PPG, .405 shooting, 4.0 RPG, 1.4 APG, 14.2 PER).19.?Detroit Pistons 2016-17 record: 6-8 Previous ranking: 14?The compelling and courageous candor coming regularly from Stan Van Gundy on matters grander than basketball has understandably gotten most of the November attention where the Pistons are concerned. Yet its clear that, on the floor, Detroit is feeling the strain of life without Reggie Jackson more with each passing day. The schedule is about to heap more stress on after this weeks three home dates, too, with nine of 13 games on the road looming for a team thats 1-7 outside of Detroit.20.?New York Knicks 2016-17 record: 6-7 Previous ranking: 26?Phil Jackson offends LeBron James and the two NBA power-brokers whove co-captained Team LeBron for years. Kristaps Porzingis riddles Detroit for 35 points to ever-so-briefly give the Zen Master some relief from the mounting criticism of his reign to date. Then the Knicks, after a team meeting?in Phils presence, beat the Hawks to improve to 6-1 when Derrick Rose scores 15 points or fewer ... compared to 0-6 when D-Rose exceeds 15 points. A wild, wild week, even by MSG standards.21.?New Orleans Pelicans 2016-17 record: 4-10 Previous ranking: 29?The prospect of a three-win week must have felt thoroughly out of reach for the Pelicans during that interminable 0-8 start. Yet its already clear, after just one weekend back-to-back with their point guard back, what a difference Jrue Holiday makes as a steadying force alongside Anthony Davis, who just rumbled for his league-leading fourth game in the last four seasons with at least 35 points, 15 boards and three blocks in Saturday nights 121-116 triumph over Charlotte.22.?Denver Nuggets 2016-17 record: 5-8 Previous ranking: 24?Remember when visiting teams feared the Mile High air of Denver? These Nuggets were the last team in the league, believe it or not, to win a home game this season, finally breaking through in the past week with Ws over Phoenix and Utah to sandwich around an OT loss to Toronto at the Pepsi Center. On the more hopeful side: Emmanuel Mudiay, pestered constantly about his turnover problems, had 23 assists to just five TOs in those three games we mentioned.23.?Orlando Magic 2016-17 record: 6-7 Previous ranking: 21?The Magic sport the leagues third-worst nightly point differential (-7.3), better only than Dallas (-7.4) and Philadelphia (-10.4). Theyre also ranked 28th in offensive efficiency, while not yet nearly as fearsome on D (13th in defensive efficiency) as expected when this group was assembled. You take in all those numbers and inevitably conclude that Orlando has to feel somewhat fortunate to be off to 6-7 start unless thats merely a function of its favorable schedule so far.24.?Milwaukee Bucks 2016-17 record: 5-7 Previous ranking: 17?After the Bucks recent narrow setbacks to Dallas and New Orleans, teams that were struggling hugely when they saw them, Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. really could have used more than the moral victory they scored Saturday night by throwing another almighty scare into Golden State. Milwaukee has suddenly has lost five of six and needs to take advantage of yet another scheduling break that presents two games each against Orlando and Brooklyn between now and Dec. 3.25.?Sacramento Kings 2016-17 record: 5-9 Previous ranking: 25?The Kings clearly need more Sunday night games against Toronto. Twice this month, Sacramento has lugged a four-game skid into the final hours of the weekend against the Raptors and promptly manufactured a win few expected. Of course, it should also be noted that the Kings have held the Raps under 100 points in both meetings, something theyve managed only twice in their other 12 games. The Kings D (29th overall) shouldnt be so weak when theyre playing at a bottom-five pace.26.?Brooklyn Nets 2016-17 record: 4-9 Previous ranking: 18?If you felt sorry for the Raptors when they had to play host to Golden State on the night after losing at Cleveland, spare a thought for the poor Nets. Theyre the only other team scheduled to play the last two NBA champions on consecutive days this season and right before Christmas to boot. On Dec. 22, Brooklyn plays host to Golden State. On Dec. 23, its Nets at Cavs. Brooklyn, by the way, has plenty of pressing concerns after allowing 127, 124, 124 and 129 points in its last four games, all of them Ls.27.?Washington Wizards 2016-17 record: 3-9 Previous ranking: 27?Ian Mahinmi is back on the practice floor and Markieff Morris appears to have dodged serious injury when he tweaked his ankle in a home loss to Miami. These can be classified as upbeat developments for the Wizards in their current state, which features very little tangible D (25th overall) as confirmed against the Heat, with the Wiz falling short despite the fact it was the first time in their time together that both John Wall and Bradley Beal scored at least 30 points in the same game.28.?Phoenix Suns 2016-17 record: 4-10 Previous ranking: 28?The good: Phoenix snapped a string of 25 consecutive games surrendering 100 points or more with its bench-fueled win at Indiana last week. It was the leagues longest such streak, believe it or not, since Golden States 25-gamer that began late in the 2009-10 season and stretched into the 2010-11 campaign. The problem: Phoenix sandwiched that win, which featured a whopping 78 points from its reserves, with heavy road defeats at Denver and Philly by a combined 31 points.29.?Philadelphia 76ers 2016-17 record: 3-10 Previous ranking: 30?If Joel Embiid lines up Monday night against Hassan Whiteside and the Heat, itll be the 10th NBA game of his career. Of course, even if Embiid doesnt play, hell have made more 3-pointers already -- 10 in 198 minutes -- than Stephen Curry did in his first 10 games as a pro (nine in 277 minutes). And if you think were reaching wildly now for any pro-Embiid stat that our ESPN Stats & Info bro Micah Adams will feed us just because weve been stricken with Embiid Fever ... guilty.30.?Dallas Mavericks 2016-17 record: 2-10 Previous ranking: 23?While its true that theyve played a lot of road games (eight) and even more without Dirk Nowitzki (nine) so far, theres no way to spare the Mavs from the dreaded rankings cellar as currently constituted. The cold reality, with Dirk still out indefinitely, is that Dallas run of 16 consecutive seasons with a record of .500 or better is already in real jeopardy. ESPNs trusty Basketball Power Index says Mark Cuban & Co. have a mere 0.2-percent chance of getting to 41 wins this time. Acheter Basket Adidas Superstar . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. Adidas Swift Run Noir .Y. -- Leading 3-0 with only 11:25 left, the Colorado Avalanche committed a seemingly meaningless penalty to give the New York Islanders a power play. http://www.swiftrunpascher.fr/achat-adidas-gazelle-rose-blanche-femme.html .Y. - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzos two-run double helped spoil Yu Darvishs return to the Rangers as the Chicago Cubs beat Texas 3-1 on Saturday.In his first start since June 8 because of shoulder pain, Darvish (2-1) reached 98 mph and struck out nine while giving up two runs and two hits in 4 1/3 innings. The Japanese right-hander also walked four and was victimized by some shoddy defense.Jason Hammel (8-5) struck out seven in six innings for the Cubs, who won their second straight in the interleague matchup of division leaders. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect ninth to complete the three-hitter for his 15th save.Darvish, a three-time All-Star, was making his fourth start since missing all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery. He was lifted after 90 pitches when second baseman Rougned Odor dropped what could have been an inning-ending double play.MARINERS 1, ASTROS 0SEATTLE -- Hisashi Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only scoring with a RBI single in the sixth and the Seattle Mariners beat the Astros.Iwakuma (10-6) won his fourth straight start to become the first Seattle pitcher to reach double-digit wins. He struck out eight and walked one.In the sixth, Leonys Martin led off with a triple -- his second extra-base hit of the game -- and Cano followed with the single to left.Houston starter Lance McCullers (4-4) was strong through the first five innings, allowing two hits and striking out five before giving up the run in the sixth. He struck out eight and walked four in 5 1/3 innings.Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 22th save of the season.RED SOX 5, YANKEES 2NEW YORK -- Sandy Leon homered and drove in four runs, Eduardo Rodriguezz again dominated the Yankees in his return from Triple-A and Boston won its season-high sixth straight. Basket Femme Adidas NMD CS2 City Sock PRIMEKNIT Linen/Running Blanche. Leon hit his second homer this season and the third of his career in the sixth inning -- a three-run shot off CC Sabathia for a 5-1 lead. The Venezuelan has 13 RBI in 20 games this season after getting eight in 75 games for his career prior to that.Leon also helped Rodriguez (2-3), his Venezuelan countryman, hold New York to a run on four hits over seven innings after the Red Sox recalled the left-hander Friday. Rodriguez improved to 4-1 with a 2.01 ERA career against Bostons archrival.Koji Uehara closed for his sixth save.Sabathia (5-7) allowed five runs, four earned, in 5 1/3 innings, giving up five or more runs for the fifth straight start.ATHLETICS 5, BLUE JAYS 4OAKLAND, Calif. -- Khris Davis homered twice, Ryon Healy hit his first career home run, and Sonny Gray snapped a 12-game winless streak as Oakland beat Toronto.Davis was 2 for 4 in his ninth career multi-homer game, three of which came this season. The As have homered six times in two games, three of them by Davis.Gray (4-8) ended a career-worst seven game skid. He was 0-7 with a 6.16 ERA over his previous 12 starts. He allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in six innings.The 24-year-old Healy, playing in his second game since being called up from Triple-A Sacramento for the first time on Friday, crushed a 66 mph pitch off R.A. 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