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NEW YORK -- Sadlers Joy rallied from 10th to extend his winning streak to three in the $69,000 allowance feature Wednesday at Aqueduct. Marcus Allen Jersey .Javier Castellano was aboard as the 3-year-old colt trained by Tom Albertrani beat Montclair by 1 1/2 lengths as the 4-1 second choice.The time was 2:18.81 for the 1 3/8 miles over the firm turf course.Sadlers Joy paid $10.80, $7 and $5. Montclair returned $18.80 and $8.60, and Made in Detroit paid $7.60 to show. Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys China .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. Authentic Chiefs Jerseys China . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. http://www.cheapchiefsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-len-dawson-jersey . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. MINNEAPOLIS -- Shaun Hill will be the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in Sundays regular-season opener against the Tennessee Titans, sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.Hill has been given the start over Sam Bradford, for whom the Vikings traded a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth-rounder to the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Bradford joined the team after Teddy Bridgewater tore multiple ligaments in his knee Aug. 30.The team split first-team snaps between Hill and Bradford during practice this week, but it appeared the Vikings were leaning toward Hill, who has been in Minnesota since 2015 and has a more thorough understanding of the offense than Bradford.Shaun has run every third-down play we have in our package since two years ago, so not only the play going in, the speed of the third-down situation, the play getting called, lining up, the defense giving you [different looks], offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Friday. Tennessee is a multiple-look defense; they give you a lot of different looks. So there [are] a lot of things that are being processed that Shaun has been doing for two years and Sam has been doing for four days.Coaches praised the way Bradford picked things up during the week, and he is widely expected to be the Vikings starting quarterback in the near future.NFL Network first reported Friday afternoon that players were told Hill would start. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer saiid Friday afternoon that he had decided on a starting quarterback for the game but would not reveal whether Hill or Bradford would play. Cheap Chiefs Jerseys China. Asked if he had told the team whom the starter would be, Zimmer said, Maybe.Hills last start in a season opener came in 2014 with the Rams against the Vikings. He began the season as the starting quarterback after Bradford tore his ACL and faced the Vikings in Zimmers first regular-season game as coach. Hill strained his quadriceps in that game, a 34-6 Vikings win.On Sunday, Hill, Zimmer and Bradford will all be back together in Nashville.Titans coach Mike Mularkey said this week that he expected Bradford to start, based on what the Vikings gave up to get him, but added that the Titans preparation wouldnt change much no matter who starts.It is a challenge, [but] not like its going to be where theres two completely different styles, Mularkey said. Thats one thing. I mean, really, their specialty is pocket passing. They can get out of the pocket. Weve got video of them with the designed out-of-the-pocket [plays], but thats not what theyre there for. Theyre there to first hand it to [Adrian Peterson] and then second, off action like that, try to get balls down the field. Its not an extreme difference with what were doing this week, to be honest with you. ' ' ' 
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- U. Cheap Oilers Jerseys Authentic .S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior related to a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more careful and candid about how he described what happened.Lochte said in a post on Instagram on Friday that he also was apologizing for his role in taking the focus away from other Olympic athletes.The 12-time Olympic medalist reiterated his assertion that a stranger pointed a gun at him and demanded money to let him leave. Lochte had previously called it a robbery; Brazilian police said he and three other swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and were confronted by armed security guards.I accept responsibility for my role in this happening and have learned some valuable lessons, Lochte said on Instagram.We accept and appreciate his apology, said Mario Andrada, spokesman for the local organizers of the Rio Games.Two of the other swimmers, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, landed in Miami on Friday morning after being held in Brazil until they testified. The fourth swimmer, Jimmy Feigen, made a deal with a judge to make a $10,800 payment and left the country later Friday.The drama surrounding the alleged robbery -- and the swimmers ever-changing descriptions of it -- has shocked and angered Brazilians, who said it cast an unearned negative shadow on Rio and the Olympics at a time when the country is eager to prove it can host the Games safely. The story also dominated Olympic headlines, overshadowing the accomplishments of athletes who trained for years just to get to Rio. The saga was an embarrassment for the U.S. Olympic team, which has dominated in the medal count.Andrada said 2.5 percent of the mentions on the @Rio2016 Twitter account since the beginning of the Games have been about the Lochte situation.There has already been too much said and too many valuable resources dedicated to what happened last weekend, so I hope we spend our time celebrating the great stories and performances of these Games, Lochte said.Rapid developments early Friday came hours after police announced that Lochte and three of his teammates had not been held at gunpoint after a night of partying, as Lochte claimed. Instead, Brazilian police said the men, while intoxicated, vandalized a gas station bathroom and were questioned by armed guards before they paid for the damage and left.No robbery was committed against these athletes. They were not victims of the crimes they claimed, Civil Police Chief Fernando Veloso said at a news conference.As Bentz and Conger flew home Thursday night, their attorney insisted they were witnesses only and had nothing to do with Lochtes story.They did not make any untruthful testimony. They did not lie in their statements, lawyer Sergio Riera told The Associated Press.In excerpts of police interviews with Conger and Bentz, released Friday by the Rio de Janiero Civil Police to the media, both U.S. swimmers pointed a finger at Lochte as the instigator at the gas station. They said that while they were using the bathroom, Lochte pulled an advertising poster off the wall, creating a lot of noise.Bentz, who swims for the University of Georgia, also released an apology through the university Friday night and gave a detailed account of Sundays incident.I want to offer a sincere apology to the United States Olympic Committee, USA Swimming, the extraordinary women and men of Team USA, and the University of Georgia, Bentz said. I regret this situation has drawn attention away from the Olympics, which have been hosted so incredibly well by Brazil and its citizens.Bentzs statement mirrored the account he gave to police, and he admitted the swimmers relieved themselves on the back side of the gas station. He said that to his knowledge, there was no damage to the restroom or restroom door.Videos of this situation have been emerging the last several days. However, I am confident that some video angles have not been shown that would further substantiate my account. I also believe some scenes have been skipped over, he said.One of the security guards at the gas station, in a statement to police obtained by ESPN Brasil on Friday, said that Lochte and Feigen tried to leave the area twice -- first with Conger and Bentz in a taxi that was seen on a videotape released Thursday, and later on foot alone. However, the guard said they realized their teammates had stayed behind, and they returned to the gas station.The guard, who told police he recognized Lochte from his hair, said that Lochte was agitated and resisted, so the guard drew his gun at a 45-degree angle to the ground in an attempt to quiet Lochte. A second guard, he said, also pulled a gun at a 45-degree angle to back up his partner, and Lochte eventually sat down.The guard also said that the swimmers cursed loudly as they left the taxi.In the portions of the statements released Friday, neither Conger nor Bentz mentions the security guards drawing guns around them, though police did ask them about it.A lawyer for Feigen said early Friday that the athlete reached an agreement with a judge in which he planned to donate 35,000 Brazilian reals ($10,800) to an institution and leave the country later in the day.Attorney Breno Melaragno said that under the agreement, Feigen would make the donation, get his passport back and depart.A Brazilian court statement late Friday said the fine had been paid and the passport returned. Feigen departed the Rio airport late Friday, according to the USOC, although Brazilian prosecutors made a last-ditch effort to increase the amount of money that Feigen would pay.In a statement, prosecutors said they would appeal the judges ruling on the fine and ask that Feigen pay $47,000 instead. If prosecutors win, Feigen would have to pay the fine if he ever wanted to return to Brazil.Melaragno did not specify where the money will go, but the term institution can be taken to mean a charity. He said that under Brazilian law, a donation can be made to avoid criminal prosecution for minor offenses, but he did not say what charge was being contemplated.Though police appear mostly finished with their probe, the case might be far from settled. Police have said authorities are considering charges of falsely reporting a crime and destruction of property, both of which can carry up to six months in jail or a fine.Lochtes attorney, Jeff Ostrow, has insisted that Lochtes story wasnt made up and told The New York Times that the surveillance video corroborated the primary elements of Lochtes version of events.There was a uniformed person with a gun who forced them to hand over their money, Ostrow told the newspaper.Teammate Michael Phelps, approached by E! on Friday, said he hadnt spoken to Lochte. Asked whether he thought Lochte would emerge from the situation unscathed, Phelps said: We have good people taking care of it, so hopefully.The saga began when Lochte said he and Conger, Bentz and Feigen were held at gunpoint and robbed several hours after the last Olympic swimming races ended. That claim started unraveling when police said that investigators could not find evidence to substantiate it.Then security video reviewed by police confirmed the athletes vandalized parts of the gas station, leading to an encounter with station employees.The video shows one of the swimmers pulling a sign off of a wall and dropping it onto the ground. A gas station worker then arrives and other workers inspect the damage. Veloso said the swimmers broke a door, a soap dispenser and a mirror.The swimmers eventually talk with station workers and their cab leaves. In another sequence, the swimmers appear to briefly raise their hands while talking to someone and sit down on a curb.After a few minutes, the swimmers stand up and appear to exchange something -- perhaps cash, as police said -- with one of the men.The footage doesnt show a weapon, but a police official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, said two guards pointed guns at the swimmers. Veloso said the guards did not use excessive force and would have been justified in drawing their weapons because the athletes were conducting themselves in a violent way.A station employee called police, and the guards and employees tried to get the swimmers and the taxi driver to stay until authorities arrived, some even offering to help interpret between English and Portuguese, Veloso said. But he said the athletes wanted to leave, so they paid 100 Brazilian reals (about U.S. $33) and $20 in U.S. currency and left.Police said the swimmers had been unable to provide key details in early interviews, saying they had been intoxicated. The police official said officers grew suspicious when video showed the swimmers returning to the athletes village wearing watches, which would have likely been taken in a robbery.Bentz and Conger told police that they felt Lochte had lied about the situation in media interviews, according to text of the statements released by Rio police.We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing, just a police badge, and they pulled us over, Lochte told NBCs Today the morning after the incident. They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground -- they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like, We didnt do anything wrong, so -- Im not getting down on the ground.And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, Get down, and I put my hands up, I was like, Whatever. He took our money, he took my wallet -- he left my cellphone, he left my credentials.The debacle prompted both wild speculation and social media mockery, which quickly turned to scorn after the official account went public.David Fleischer, a political scientist at the University of Brasilia, said the incident touched a nerve in Brazil because of the countrys history and cases of people committing crimes while impersonating police.The story did have some sense of validity, but it didnt bear out and it made them look bad worldwide, he said.That outrage was evident Thursday, as onlookers shouted liars and shameful at Bentz and Conger as they left a police station where they gave statements.Lochte and the other swimmers could face sanctions from USA Swimming, including fines or suspension. The organization echoed Olympic officials in publicly expressing disappointment and pledging to further examine the matter.We apologize to our hosts in Rio and the people of Brazil for this distracting ordeal in the midst of what should rightly be a celebration of excellence, the U.S. Olympic Committee said.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Wholesale Oilers Jerseys . Howard Ganz, an MLB lawyer, said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that Rodriguezs claims do not come "remotely close" to what is needed to overturn an arbitration decision in federal court. Cheap Adidas Oilers Jerseys . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. http://www.cheapedmontonoilersjerseys.com/ . 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. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Joe Haden is still searching for answers, knowing he and the Cleveland Browns have two chances left to avoid matching the NFLs record for futility.Trying to figure out what we could have done better, what I could have done better, Haden said. We come in here every single week after a loss, and its just tough. It gets harder and harder, but its nobody that can change it but us.The veteran cornerback spoke Sunday after the Browns dropped to 0-14 following a 33-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills .Cleveland matched the worst record to this point in a season, set by the 1976 Buccaneers and 1980 Saints and the 2008 Lions. Detroit is the NFLs only team to go without a win in a 16-game season.First-year coach Hue Jackson isnt ruling out anything when it comes to helping the Browns find that elusive win and end an 0-17 streak dating to last season.Everything is going to be on the table, said Jackson, adding that includes quarterback after Robert Griffin III was inconsistent in making his second straight start.We have nowhere to go up, but we have a lot of work to do, he added. This wasnt my dream by any stretch of imagination. But Im not running from this.Funny Jackson should mention running, because their defense was unable to stop the Bills from running all over them.LeSean McCoy had a season-high 153 yards rushing and scored twice to break the game open on consecutive possessions spanning the third and fourth quarters.The Bills (7-7) stayed mathematically in the playoff picture at a time when coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Tyrod Taylors futures are in question beyond this season.PUCKS VS. 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Simpson era.Taylor had 49 yards rushing to up his season total to 520, and 48 short of matching the franchise record for quarterbacks he set last year.SACK ATTACK IS BACK: After being held without a sack for two consecutive games, the Bills got to Griffin five times to match a single-season high.That included defensive tackle Kyle Williams being credited with 1 1/2 to up his career total a week after sitting out because of a sore back.You dont replace a guy like that, Ryan said. You notice when theyre gone and we certainly missed him last week.SCRAMBLER: Griffin scored on a nifty 18-yard run in which he was flushed from the pocket, outraced linebacker Jerry Hughes and had enough momentum to dive across the goal line after being hit by linebacker Preston Brown. After scoring on 1-yard run in a 23-10 loss to Cincinnati the previous week, he became Clevelands first quarterback to score TDs rushing in consecutive games since Charlie Frye had a three-game streak in 2006.Griffin went 17 of 28 for 196 yards passing, and had a team-best 48 yards rushing.STILL TRAILING: Down 3-0, the Browns had a chance to take a lead when facing first-and-goal at the 5 on their second drive. They instead went backward. Running back Isaiah Crowell lost 2 yards followed by Griffin being sacked twice.Cody Parkey hit a 35-yard field goal to tie the game.Cleveland has not held a lead in 17-plus quarters, dating to a 7-6 edge over Baltimore in the third quarter of a 28-7 loss on Nov. 10.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
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OXON HILL, Md. Cheap Panthers Jerseys Authentic . -- All-Star closers Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon and Wade Davis moved to different bullpens. Chris Sale boosted a big rotation in Boston. And the Washington Nationals got their fans talking -- a lot.As teams packed up along the Potomac River and headed home Thursday, a look at what did and didnt happen this week at the winter meetings:---WHOS LEFT?Major league home run leader Mark Trumbo, fellow sluggers Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista, and center fielder Dexter Fowler are available free agents. So is closer Kenley Jansen, whos attracting serious interest from the Marlins. But Miami has a policy of not giving no-trade clauses, and thats troubling to some players and agents.Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said theres no reason to worry.The belief when you enter into these deals is that youre going to be together for the length of the contract, he said.Try telling that to Jose Reyes -- he signed a six-year deal with Miami before 2012, then got traded onto the artificial turf in Toronto after just one season.HOLIDAY SHOPPINGPittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen was all-but-gone at these meetings. Thats what most everyone thought, anyway.But the former MVP is going to PirateFest this weekend, still on the team. General manager Neal Huntington says he plans to talk things over with McCutchen before the festivities.We took calls, we listened, we engaged, Huntington said. We felt the right move was to hold the player.OPEN FOR BUSINESSThe White Sox got quite a haul of prospects by trading Sale and Adam Eaton, and theyre far from done. Closer David Robertson, starter Jose Quintana or third baseman Todd Frazier could be next.We embrace the challenge that lies ahead of us, GM Rick Hahn said. We have for the last several months ... but its nowhere near completed.A year removed from winning the World Series, the Royals are in a different spot. Several of their stars are eligible for free agency after this season -- first baseman Eric Hosmer, outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Danny Duffy, among them -- and KC doesnt want to lose them with nothing in return. They began revamping the roster by trading Davis to the champion Cubs for young, powerful Jorge Soler.FIELD DAYExtra emphasis is being put these days on guys who can handle more than one spot. With David Ortiz retiring, Boston wants someone who could DH and also play first base -- Mitch Moreland is set to be that person. The Royals like Soler as a right fielder and DH. The Nationals are looking at Trea Turner in the outfield and at shortstop.Houston might see whether Carlos Beltran can play first base. And Colorado might turn newly signed Ian Desmond into a first baseman -- he was a shortstop in Washington and an outfielder in Texas.WINNERS AND LOSERSWho did the best and who did the worst at these meetings? Fact is, the answer might not come for a few years.The AL East champion Red Sox looked good getting Sale from the White Sox for a hefty package. The White Sox looked smart getting a trio of young, talented pitchers for outfielder Adam Eaton.But until fans see how the prospects turn out, well, everyone will just have to wait. Wholesale Panthers Jerseys . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. Cheap Florida Panthers Jerseys . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. http://www.cheapfloridapanthersjerseys.com/ . Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. Throughout the Tour de France, Australian professional cyclist Richie Porte will be checking in. Here is his third entry, as told to ESPN contributor Rupert Guinness:A Tour de France stage is the last place you would expect to catch up for social chat.But that is what Mondays third stage from Granville to Angers became -- at least until the race hit its straps in the final kilometres, where Mark Cavendish came up trumps again?with his second victory for this years Tour.But it was a long day in the saddle, and the average speed for the 233.5km was 37.260km/h. It was like walking pace; well, not quite but you know what I mean.It was nice to have a change of pace, especially after the problems I had on stage two with the time loss from a flat tyre. But then it was still six hours in the saddle instead of the five or whatever it was meant to be. I hope stage four on Tuesday kicks up a couple of gears; if not, over 237.5km from Saumur to Limoges, it will make for another long day.Today still had its pluses. As I said, it allowed for the first social chat I have had all Tour.It was nice to get back on the road and have a good day with no dramas like I did on Sunday.So who did I catch up for some good old chat?For starters, I finally congratulated fellow Aussie Mat Hayman (Orica-BikeExchange) on his Paris-Roubaix win in April -- yes, I know, I am two and a half months late. I also caught up with Mats teammate, Michael Matthews, who messageed me on Sunday after I lost 1 minute 45 seconds with that puncture. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys. I also really appreciated those riders who came up to me to wish me well after Sunday.It was also great to spend time with my American teammate Tejay van Garderen -- just shooting the breeze, as they say. It was the first time in this Tour that we have actually got to do that. In the build up to and during the Tour, everyone is so busy thinking about the race that the time to chill out and talk escapes you. Sure, we had that talk in the team bus after Sundays disaster, but, as you might imagine, the mood was a tad different then.So where to now? Lets just say, it will be time to switch back on: this is not a holiday. But Im happy for that. With Monday giving me the chance to regroup I am ready for that.We will need to be. If we can get through Tuesdays fourth stage safely, Wednesday marks the first hilly stage of the Tour; the fifth stage from Limoges to Le Lioran is a tough one.We have covered the 216km stage in reconnaissance, and Id say those riders who have not checked out the route are in for a surprise. After an early fourth-category climb, the last 70 kilometres of the stage have three third-category climbs and two second-category ones.So what can we expect? Lets just say there will be none of the chat we had on Monday. ' ' ' 
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Cheap Swingman Pistons Jerseys . -- George Brett took over as the Kansas City Royals interim hitting coach with the rudderless team mired in an eight-game skid. He leaves with them showing signs of life. The Hall of Famer announced Thursday that he was stepping down from his on-field job and returning to the Royals front office, where hes served as vice-president of baseball operations since retiring as a player following the 1993 season. "Its been a tremendous experience for me to put on the uniform again after 20 years away," Brett said during a brief news conference, breaking down for a few seconds. "It was special." Brett has helped out at spring training for years as a volunteer coach, but his stint as the interim hitting coach was the first time hed worn his No. 5 jersey for games that counted since the last out of his last game as one of the games greatest third basemen. Brett said that hell still be around for some home games. He may even throw batting practice on occasion, but he wont be in uniform once games starts, instead sitting in a suite with general manager Dayton Moore as the Royals try to play their way into contention. "When I took this job almost two months ago, Dayton and I talked about it on an interim basis. I didnt know what interim was," Brett said. "I just thought it was time for me to move on. I felt it was time for me to resign as the hitting coach. It was a tough decision." The Royals were hitting just .261 when he assumed the job along with Pedro Grifol, who will stay on as the permanent hitting coach. The team was averaging four runs a game and ranked near the bottom of the American League in just about every statistical offensive category. They were 21-29 and in danger of falling out of contention by June. Well, the teams batting average hasnt improved much, but the offence is no longer stagnant. Young cornerstones such as Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas have started to hit -- Hosmer cracked a pair of homers in Wednesday nights win over Baltimore -- and theres a sense that the Royals could still make a move toward its first playoff berth since 1985 down the stretch. With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, they were 47-51 and eight games behind Detroit in the AL Central heading into Thursday nights series finale against the Orioles. "George is a tremendous asset to our organization. To have him here for two months was fun," said Royals manager Ned Yost, who along with Moore had unsuccessfully tried to lure Brett into coaching several times before finally succeeding on an interim basis. "We respect his decision." Brett took to his job with relish after agreeing to a monthlong tryout that ultimately lasted about eight weeks. He would arrive at the ballpark early and was easy to spot in the cages before games, overseeing early batting practice with the younger players. He said at the time of his hiring May 30 that he always found the game easier to do than say -- that is, he found it natural to play and difficult to instruct. That never did change. "I found out I was a better player, a better hitter, in my opinion, than a teacher," he admitted. "I was not a good mechanical hitting coach." Brett said he has played several rounds of golf with Fred Couples over the years, yet the former Masters champion never gave him any tips. Not long ago, Brett asked him why. "He told me, George, I know my swing, but I dont know yours," Brett said. But the guys in the clubhouse -- many of whom werent even born when Brett was having some of his finest seasons -- universally praised him for the job hed done, particularly with the mental side, where he helped an uptight bunch of Royals start playing like they were kids again. "At the end of the day it stinks hes leaving," Hosmer said, "but the good thing is hell still around for home games. Im disappointed. Were going to miss him in the dugout. Hes expressed to us about hes a phone call away." While Brett was fixing the mental part of the Royals, Grifol was doing the behind-the-scenes work on players mechanics, poring over video and tinkering with their swings. The 43-year-old began his first season with the Royals as the hitting coach of the Surprise Royals. Before that, he was a manager for Class A High Desert in the Seattle organization, and had worked as an area scout, manager and minor league director over the past 13 seasons. Now, Grifol has the chance to make a name for himself as the hitting coach. "I have all the confidence in the world in Pedro. Pedro is a very knowledgeable guy," Brett said. "He has drills I had never seen. He made my job easier. I learned a ton about hitting from this man. It was a good marriage with Pedro and will continue to be a good marriage. He and I saw eye-to-eye. I thought we worked really well together and will continue to work together." 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More often, the questions remain when the real stuff kicks off.Here are some relatively unsolved dilemmas:---STARTING QBS: Every team has one -- yes, even the Broncos figured out who will take the snaps Peyton Manning hoarded so well the past few years. And you heard right, it is Trevor Siemian.Not every team can be sure what it has. Such as:Patriots -- Now heres a switch. With Tom Brady suspended for four games, the untested Jimmy Garoppolo gets his first (and possibly last) chance. The joke going around is that Jimmy G will go 4-0 and the coaching staff will then tell Tom Terrific he is now a backup.If nothing else, the Patriots will get some of those answers about their backup quarterback. Like, perhaps, is he a future replacement for a retired Brady down the road?Texans -- Brock Osweiler had a nice but short stint last season subbing for Manning. He parlayed it into, well, Manning-type money. Now he must show he is worthy of franchise-QB pay.Houston won the AFC South with mediocre play at the position in 2015. So Osweiler doesnt need to be a superstar right away, even though he is getting those big bucks.Browns -- It only seems as if Robert Griffin III is the 100th Browns signal caller since Cleveland got back its franchise in 1999. Which RG3 will this be, someone close to the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year sensation? Or the oft-injured and benched RG3 of recent vintage?Colts, Ravens, Eagles -- Can Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco, and Sam Bradford make it through 2016 unscathed?---RIGHT COACH, WRONG COACH: Several coaches begin the season without a whole lot of security. Nothing that happens in the summer affects that. Everything that happens over the next few months does.Those coaches are:Rex Ryan -- Sure, its only his second year in charge of the Bills, and he did some nice work previously with the Jets. Still, Buffalo hasnt seen the playoffs since the previous century, and Rex comes with a lot of bravado and even bluster. Anything like llast seasons 8-8 wont do. Khyri Thomas Jersey. Gus Bradley -- Not many coaches get a fourth season in charge after going 12-36. To their credit, the Jaguars have been patient and seem to have put together a contender in a mediocre AFC South. Should they flop again this season, Bradley likely will be looking for a defensive coordinators job. If they succeed -- a winning record could be enough, a playoff berth certainly would be -- Bradley can begin thinking about seizing control of the division.Jeff Fisher -- Unquestionably, Fisher was the right guy to oversee the Rams move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Hed been through that drill before with the Oilers/Titans. And he eventually led that franchise to a Super Bowl.That doesnt mean he has a long leash in Hollywood. The Rams have gone 27-36-1 under him and the offense has been particularly stagnant. Still, Fisher is a survivor, and a pretty fine coach.Mike McCoy -- The Chargers need a big turnaround before the November elections to entice the public to support a new stadium in San Diego. McCoy led the Chargers to a pair of 9-7 marks before they flopped badly to 4-12. In a very tough division, McCoy needs to solve a weak running game and underwhelming defense.---SACKMASTERS: In the pass-happy NFL, the most important defensive player has become the guy who can get to the quarterback. It certainly is critical to have strong coverage players, but the most effective way to prevent a Brady or Rodgers or Brees from tearing apart a defense is by not giving him time to set up and throw.Every team is searching for them. Some have found them recently: Khalil Mack in Oakland, Aaron Donald in Los Angeles, Ziggy Ansah in Detroit.So can they remain consistent threats to the passer? And who else might emerge, carrying their teams into contention?Some names to consider: Leonard Williams of the Jets, Mario Addison of the Panthers and Jacquies Smith of the Buccaneers.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' ' 
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                                      Sam Menegola had never tasted defeat at AFL level before the finals. Wholesale Capitals Jerseys .The 24-year-old onballer took a convoluted path to senior football, spending time on both Hawthorn and Fremantles lists without playing a game before making an impressive debut for Geelong in round 18 this year.With Menegola quickly cementing his spot in the side, the Cats finished their season on a winning streak before edging Hawthorn in a thrilling qualifying final.Then Fridays preliminary final came around and things came crashing to earth, with Sydney smashing the Cats in a blistering performance at the MCG to book their third grand final appearance in five years.Describing the Swans as the fiercest opponents hed faced in his brief AFL career, Menegola said the loss showed Geelong had plenty to work on.We never stopped believing but it was probably pretty obvious throughout the night that we just couldnt get our game going the way we would have liked to and we really struggled to stop theirs as well, he said after the game.We thought we were well-placed if it was a grind and they just blitzed us early.Theres some good stuff to come out of the year but we need to improve. Tonight was pretty clearly showing that.The East Fremantle product struggled to make much of an impact against Sydney but was not alone in a side lacking contributors across the ground.Geelong will take his run of games, averaging 24 touches, three clearances and four marks, as a positive as it looks to build a stronger support cast for midfield stars Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood, who again carried much of the load against Sydney.Menegola, who bounced back from a knee injury sustained during this years preseason, says hes keen to see what he can do with an extended run.Theres a bit of me thats excited about what I can do with some continuity, he said.It would be nice to actually get the start of a season out after a solid preseason next year.Theres heaps of stuff that Ill take that are positives from this year and theres a heap of stuff that even before tonight wed identified as ways we could improve my game. 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Schebler was called up earlier in the day to take his roster spot, and wound up winning a game.I didnt know if it was going to stay fair, and I stood there longer than I wanted to, Schebler said. Thats as good as it gets right there.Brandon Moss and Tommy Pham hit solo homers in the eighth for a 5-4 lead, but the Cardinals couldnt hold on in a game that had four lead changes in the last three innings.Seung Hwan Oh (2-2) escaped a bases-loaded threat in the eighth, but gave up a pair of singles to start the ninth. Schebler connected for his second homer of the season.That was long, loud and historic, manager Bryan Price said. That was something, especially after having the bases loaded and nobody out against the same pitcher. Oh has been sensational.Jumbo Diaz (1-1) fanned Oh with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth to keep it 5-4.The second-place Cardinals are hoping to make a run in the NL Central now that their lineup is closer to full strength. Moss and Jhonny Peralta returned from injuries on Tuesday, and the Cardinals expect to get leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter back later in the week.Instead, their second-straight walk-off loss dropped them nine games behind the first-place Cubs.Its hard, for sure, but theyre painful just like the other ones are painful, said Adam Wainwright, who lasted five innings. You dont want to get beat 11-0 either.Moss and Peralta had doubles that accounted for a run in the sixth. Moss tied it with a leadoff homer against Blake Wood in the eighth, part of his three-hit game. Pham followed with his first career pinch-hit homer, the fourth by St. Louis.Wainwright and Jedd Gyorko also had solo shots for St. Louis.Cincinnati played its first game since Bruce was dealt to the Mets. The right fielder and Adam Duvall were tied for the team lead withh 25 homers at the time of the trade. Dmitry Orlov Jersey. . Duvall moved from left field to Bruces old spot and hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Kevin Siegrist for a 4-3 lead.Cincinnatis Joey Votto had an RBI double among his four hits and extended his hitting streak to a career-best 16 games. Yadier Molina doubled and extended his hitting streak to 16 games as well, the longest by a Cardinal since David Freese hit in 20 in a row in 2013.Wainwright hit his second homer of the season off Dan Straily, but couldnt beat the Reds. Wainwright went 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA in July, but lasted only five innings on Tuesday. Hes only 8-10 career against the Reds in 21 starts.VOTTO APOLOGIZES TO FANVotto wasnt happy with a fan in a Reds jersey who reached for a foul ball in the seventh, preventing him from making the play. Votto glared and tugged on the Reds logo on the fans jersey before heading back to his position. He later signed a baseball for the fan and stopped to pose for photos with him.I made a mistake crossing the stands-field boundary, Votto said. I misplayed it, and I took my frustration out on the fan. I felt bad about it. He apologized, but I was the one who shouldve been apologizing to him for bullying him.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: Even as they get some stalwarts back, the Cardinals lost another. SS Aledmys Diaz went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right thumb, hit by a pitch on Sunday. ... LH reliever Tyler Lyons will go on the DL with a sore right knee.Reds: SS Zack Cozart was a late scratch from the starting lineup with a bruised right ring finger, injured by a ground ball during batting/infield practice. Ivan De Jesus Jr. started in his place. ... RH Caleb Cotham had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee on Tuesday.UP NEXTCardinals: RH Michael Wacha (6-7) has won his last four decisions covering seven starts. Hes 3-1 in six career starts at Great American Ball Park.Reds: LH Cody Reed (0-5) gave up six runs in five innings of a 9-7 loss in San Francisco on Tuesday. Hes never faced the Cardinals. ' ' ' 
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CINCINNATI -- A. Cheap Rangers Jerseys China .J. Green wowed `em with incredible catches and showed the crowd in London what everyone back home knows -- hes nearly impossible to cover.Tyler Eifert was back in the flow, getting into the end zone when the Bengals needed it most.Even with all of that, the best they could do was tie.Cincinnatis first visit to London summed up its season on a football pitch. Whatever worked last season when the Bengals won the AFC North has somehow evaporated a year later.The Bengals won their first eight games last season. Since then, theyve gone 7-9-1, including a first-round playoff loss to Pittsburgh. Theyve slipped back into the huge pack of mid-level NFL teams.A 27-27 tie with Washington on Sunday left them 3-4-1, the first time theyve had a losing record at seasons midpoint since 2012. The tie against Washington especially stung, given how many chances they had to pull it out in both the fourth quarter and overtime.Opportunities, but just let it slip away, said quarterback Andy Dalton, who fumbled away a chance in overtime.Its been that way all season.The Bengals have been one of the healthiest teams in the league, which should be a big advantage for the defending division champs. Theyve shown flashes of their 2015 form, and then self-destructed with a bad play on offense or another defensive breakdown that prevented them from taking control of the game.Green and Dalton are having solid seasons again. Eifert, who set a club record for tight ends with 13 touchdown catches last season, is finally back from ankle surgery and putting his imprint on the offense. He had nine catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in his first significant playing time. Green had nine catches for 121 yards.But the offense couldnt take advantage of its opportunities in overtime, frittering away the last one when Dalton fumbled on a keeper. He also had a costly interception, something rare for him this season.Thats not the worst of it, though. The defense remains subpar even though linebacker Vontaze Burfict is back in form after serving a three-game suspension from the NFL for illegal hits. Kirk Cousins threw for a season-high 458 yards at Wembley Stadium, and Washington piled up 546 yards in all.It was the third time in the past four games that the defense allowed more than 400 yards. The only team that didnt hit the mark was Cleveland, which lost another quarterback and ran for 180 yards in Cincinnatis only win during that stretch.The defense that gave up the second-fewest points in the league last season and finished 11th in yards allowed. It has slipped to 24th overall in yards allowed. If they stay on course, it would be their worst showing defensively since 2007, the year before Mike Zimmer was hired as the coordinator.Game notes The Bengals had the day off after returning from London. Theyll meet on Tuesday and then go into their bye week. ... Eifert was on the field for 74 of the 88 plays, a significant upgrade. He returned against Cleveland and was in for only 15 plays. ... LT Andrew Whitworth sustained a concussion in the game against Cleveland, was cleared from the protocol on Thursday, and was on the field for all 88 plays on Sunday. ... The Bengals stayed with their plan of alternating at right tackle, which has been a problem spot. Cedric Ogbuehi was in for two out of three series, with Eric Winston playing the third series.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Wholesale Rangers Jerseys . 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I think (Smith) has looked good and seems like the ankle is obviously a lot better than it was this past week. "Im excited to see him play." The rookie has worked with the first-team offence all week during practice. Smith, in a tightly contested competition with Sanchez, did not play in the Jets last preseason game last Saturday night against Jacksonville because of a sprained ankle. Most NFL teams normally play their starters into the third quarter of the third preseason game, but the Jets wanted to see how Smiths ankle responded this week before deciding on a starter against the Giants. Because Sanchez played three quarters against the Jaguars, the Jets want a better look at Smith in game action. "We want to see him play," offensive co-ordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. "Hopefully, hell get the chance to turn it loose and let his natural abilities show up, and his natural style. I think, and I almost know, that hes worked so hard that hes there mentally." Smith has played just two quarters in the preseason after getting hurt while rolling out on a play in the third quarter at Detroit nearly two weeks ago. He was cleared for practice early last week, but struggled on the sore ankle -- capped by what Ryan called a "brutal" performance last Wednesday in which Smith was intercepted four times. He bounced back this week with an outstanding week of practice as his ankle also healed. "Im proud of Geno last week pushing through it," Mornhinweg said. "This week, it was still biting him just a little bit, but he was significantly better." Quarterbacks coach David Lee has seen vast improvement in Smiths footwork along with his command in the huddle since training camp began. "His leadership is starting to show," Lee said. "Its hard when a guy doesnt know everything to be a great leader. But once he knows it, we should see more and more leadership from him." Ryan said the team is still not prepared to select a starter for the regular-season opener against Tampa Bay. While Jacksonville and Philadelphia made decisions on their starting quarterbacks earlier this week, Ryan refuses to put a deadline on the Jets selecting one. "We did say all along that it was going to be an equal competition," Ryan said. "And, I think, obviously, the fact that Geno wasnt able to play last week, you never really saw him when there were live buullets, so to speak. Cheap New York Rangers Jerseys. So, it wouldnt be an equal competition had we not played it out this way." Lee added that a strong performance by Smith perhaps still might not be enough for the Jets to select a starter for the season. That means the quarterback competition could potentially go into the final preseason game against Philadelphia next Thursday. "Its been too close to call," Lee said. "I want it clear. I want it cleaner before we make that decision." Lee also acknowledged that he has often gone back and forth on who he thinks the starter should ultimately be. "They come off the field and youre frowning at one and (saying), Atta boy to the other," Lee said. "Im being honest, its kind of been an emotional up-and-down deal: Whos the best one today? Maybe thats our guy. We can do this with him and the other one, we can do this with him. We can do more with this guy in the passing game. "So thats an honest answer." Mornhinweg insisted he hadnt put as much thought into the daily fluctuations of the quarterbacks, preferring to let everything play out. "Mark has had a terrific camp," Mornhinweg said. "Hes had a bunch of ups, and hes had some dips there. Genos had an outstanding camp for a rookie and hes just had a little bit more than a couple of plays in a preseason game. So, well see what happens in this next ballgame. Well see what the outcome is." Ryan also refused to put any parameters on what Smith might need to show against the Giants to be convinced that hes the guy who should start the season under centre. "I think obviously its an evaluation process still that were going through," he said. "I dont want to say, Look, hes got to look like Phil Simms in the Super Bowl." That performance by Simms, of course, was one for the record books when he completed 22 of 25 passes to help the Giants beat the Denver Broncos in 1987. Mornhinweg said the decision will be made when one of the quarterbacks elevates himself above the other, and if that doesnt happen, the team would then go on instincts. "I think I know exactly where Marks at," Mornhinweg said. "Theres no question that I think we can do some very good things with Mark. I dont quite know where Genos at yet, even though we might think we know. But those preseason games are such a good evaluation period for a young man." ---- NOTES: Lee revealed that Sanchez recently had minor surgery to repair an infected toe nail on his right foot. "He doesnt blink, he doesnt tell me, I just happened to hear from somebody else," Lee said. "Hes out there, practices." ... Ryan announced that Vladimir Ducasse will start at LG against the Giants instead of Stephen Peterman, who is getting work at centre to back up Nick Mangold. ' ' ' 
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