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THE 2 EVENTS1 mens tournament1 womens tournamentTHE FORMAT24 teams of 2 players, split into 6 groups. Kings Jerseys China . The top 2 in each group advance to the second round, along with 4 of the 6 third-placed teams. A knock-out phase then leads from the round of 16 to the final.MILESTONES1895Volleyball is invented by the American William G. Morgan.1920sBeach volleyball starts to gain popularity on the beaches of California and later spreads to Europe, becoming the main sport of Frances nudist colonies.1950sBeach volleyball is taken a stage further as the first competition circuit is born, involving hundreds of enthusiasts and five Californian beaches.1960sIntroduction of sponsors and cash prizes. Celebrities including John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles help to promote the sport.1983Founding of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP).1987The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) establishes the mens world championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - an important step in the struggle for prominence between the FIVB and the AVP.1989Creation of the World Tour, which attracts huge crowds.1996Beach volleyball makes its Olympic debut at the Atlanta Games.2003Merging of the FIVB and AVP circuits begins.STARSKarch Kiraly (United States)The all-rounder. Winner of two volleyball gold medals in 1984 and 1988, he added a third Olympic title by winning the first beach volleyball gold in 1996. World champion in 1986 and European Cup winner in 1992.Sandra Pires (Brazil)The pioneer. With her compatriot Jacqueline Silva, the Brazilian won the first womens Olympic beach volleyball gold in 1996. Added the the world title in 1997 before winning Olympic bronze in 2000 with Adriana Samuel.Kerri Walsh Jennings & Misty May-Treanor (United States)Considered the greatest beach volleyball team of all time, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor have won gold at three consecutive Olympics (2004, 2008, 2012) without losing any of their 21 matches. The American duo are also triple world champions (2003, 2005, 2007). Mitch Richmond Jersey Large . After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Etoo gave Jose Mourinhos team a decisive lead from Oscars back pass in the 34th. Custom Mitch Richmond Jersey . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. http://www.customnbakingsjersey.com/ . Those lessons were more than enough to overwhelm the Utah Jazz. Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 victory over the Jazz on Friday night, winning their third straight and for the fourth time in five games. PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dillon Brooks made the most of his first start of the season.Brooks had 20 points, including 16 in the second half, and the No. 22 Oregon Ducks extended their winning streak to eight games with an 83-63 victory over UNLV on Saturday night at Portlands Moda Center.I think that set the tone from the jump, said Jordan Bell, who finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Obviously you could see from the start we had a lot of energy. Thats what he does, he brings a lot of energy. So having him back starting really helps.Tyler Dorsey added 18 points for Oregon (10-2), which led by 23 points in the second half. The Ducks have held 11 straight opponents under 70 points.Jovan Mooring led the Rebels (6-5) with 20 points. Tyrell Green added 18 points and eight rebounds.Oregon was without leading scorer Chris Boucher, who was on crutches and wearing a boot on his right foot on the Ducks bench.Boucher played in Oregons 81-67 victory at home over Montana on Tuesday night, scoring 23 points with 19 rebounds. He was a rebound short of becoming the Ducks first player since 1977 with 20 or more points and rebounds.Boucher, a 6-foot-10 senior, is averaging 14.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game for Oregon this season. He ranks 10th nationally in blocks.Oregon coach Dana Altman said Boucher hurt his ankle in practice, and likely wont play on Tuesday against Fresno State, resting up for the conference season. Oregon opens Pac-12 play with No. 2 UCLA on Dec. 28.It was different, Bell said about playing without Boucher. Obviously everybody had to step up and rebound, do all the things he can do. I knew I had to get more rebounds than I usually do.Bouchers absence made way for Brooks first start. Brooks has played off the bench since returning from offseason foot surgery.Brooks was key to Oregons success last season, when the team won a school-record 31 games while claiming the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles. The Ducks earned a first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament,, advancing to Elite Eight for the first time since 2007. Cheap Custom Kings Jersey. he Ducks led by as many as 11 points in the first half. The Rebels closed within 34-29 late after Tyrell Greens layup, but Oregons Tyler Dorsey answered with a 3-pointer.Green hit a 3-pointer for UNLV to narrow it to 37-33 at the break. Green led all scorers with 15 points in the half.Oregon went on a 10-run to open the first half, capped by Payton Pritchards 3-pointer, as the game started to get away from UNLV. The Ducks stretched the lead to 55-36 on Dorseys layup.Mooring said Oregon switched up its defense in the second half, and the Rebels were unprepared.They did all the little things right in the second half, he said.BIG PICTUREUNLV: The Rebels are in the midst of a tough stretch where theyll face three ranked teams. They lost at No. 5 Duke 94-45 last Saturday and theyll host No. 3 Kansas on Thursday. ... The Rebels are playing their first season under coach Marvin Menzies, hired after Chris Beard left the job after only a week in March to become head coach at Texas Tech.Oregon: With Oregons women ranked No. 25 this past week, it is the first time both the Ducks men and women are ranked since January 1995. The womens team played in the early game Saturday night, defeating Portland State 90-46. ... Oregon has been ranked in the Top 25 for 14 straight weeks dating to last season.LOCAL KID: Payton Pritchard drew cheers from the Portland crowd when he hit the Ducks first basket of the night, a 3-pointer. The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard played for West Linn High School just south of Portland. Hes played at the Moda Center before, when West Linn defeated Sheldon in the 2014 Class 6A state championship game.UP NEXTUNLV: The Runnin Rebels return home to face Southern Illinois on Monday.Oregon: The Ducks host Fresno State on Tuesday, the teams final nonconference game before Pac-12 play starts. ' ' '
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Cronulla have hit out at the NRL bunker after Ben Barba was denied a sensational try in?their 36-4 rout of Newcastle at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Custom Pete Rose Jersey .The Sharks No.1 appeared to have scored on Sunday when he ran 50m off a neat Paul Gallen inside pass and around two defenders to dot down in the left-hand corner in the 30th minute.However, Barba had the four-pointer taken off him when video referee Bernard Sutton overturned the on-field decision because of apparent interference from Michael Ennis.Ennis passed to Gallen after scooting out of dummy half but continued on his run and made contact with the Knights Chris Adams.My initial reaction is I know the play and I know how quick Barba is and Im just trying to keep up with him, Ennis told AAP.Just to push in support, thats what my theory was, but unfortunately it was taken off us.I didnt grab the bloke and pull him back, at least not that I can recall.Sharks coach Shane Flanagan slammed the decision: Sometimes I get the feeling with the bunker theyre trying to find a reason not to award a try - that was a good try.Michael Ennis cant disappear. The marker played at Michael Ennis. Michael Ennis is running at speed when he passes.Yes hes in front of the ball but he cant disappear. Ive seen 1000 tries like that, weve scored a couple.Flanagan accused the referees of not allowing the game to flow.I thought the game was spoilt by the 20 penalties, Flanagan said.It was just a stop-start game and really frustrating game for us.Social media lit up with criticism of the bunker, while commentators and some of the games greats expressed their disbelief.Thats horrible. All Mick Ennis has done is pass it and then back up, Canberra great Gary Belcher said in Fox Sports commentary.Phil Gould posted on Twitter: The rugby league world has officially gone crazy.The no-try ruling came after Valentine Holmes was denied in the second minute for a double movement, although he appeared to roll over the line with momentum. Tom Seaver Jersey Large . Mickelson barely made the cut but had the best round of the day with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. Lee shot a 69 for a 12-under 204 total. "I just love the fact I am in contention and have an opportunity in my first tournament of the year here in Abu Dhabi," Mickelson said. Cheap Custom Reds Jersey . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. http://www.customredsjersey.com/custom-johnny-bench-jersey-large-72w.html . Nine days before the opening ceremony, organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that Sochi is "fully ready" and will deliver safe, friendly and well-run games that defy the grim reports that have overshadowed preparations. TWICKENHAM -- Springboks coach Allister Coetzee dismissed any notion that their aura has faded after slumping to their sixth defeat this year at Twickenham on Saturday.South Africa fell 37-21 to Eddie Jones side with England in control for the bulk of the match. South Africa now turn attention to their next match against Italy but are struggling for form and momentum.Not at all, Coetzee said when asked if their aura has faded. I always look at when a team gives up, then Id say the Springboks have lost their aura. But theres no lack of effort in the team.Coetzee said a defining moment in the match was Eben Etzebeths withdrawal after 31st minutes following a clash of heads with Billy Vunipola and went on to praise the performance of England fly-half George Ford. Custom George Foster Jersey. But despite a difficult spell, Coetzee says they will continue to focus on the positives.I know we do become our own worst enemy when we make a lot of individual mistakes and when we dont handle the contestables well, Coetzee said. That led to points against us.At a crucial stage before halftime, we couldnt handle a contestable kick and they scored at the other end of the field.Its tough, you got to hang in there. Its never easy, you got to keep working and focusing on the positive things. ' ' '
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MOSCOW -- Russia says the International Olympic Committee has dropped an investigation into a deceased wrestler who allegedly tested positive for a banned steroid when an old sample was retested. Custom Baseball Jerseys China .Besik Kudukhov won the silver medal in the mens freestyle 60-kilogram class at the 2012 Olympics and died the following year in a car crash.The Russian Wrestling Federation says in a statement his sample from the 2012 Games was retested this year and found to be positive for the steroid turinabol. The case was passed to an IOC disciplinary commission, which ended its investigation last week with no action taken, the federation says.The IOC, which has not acknowledged any positive test by Kudukhov, said it was not able to comment on the case. Kudukhov also won bronze at the 2008 Olympics in the 55kg category. Clearance Custom Jerseys Shop . 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. Custom Shirts China . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation. http://www.customjerseyschina.com/ . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. ATLANTA -- Paul Millsap was proud of how well the Atlanta Hawks adjusted with Dwight Howard and Thabo Sefolosha unable to play because of injuries.We have a deep team, he said. It says a lot about our bench and what they bring, that they came in and did a great job and really set the tone for us, especially in the second quarter.Millsap scored 21 points, Mike Muscala added 16 and the Hawks won their sixth straight game, a 107-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and Jabari Parker scored 15 of his 23 points in the third quarter for Milwaukee.Muscala started in place of Howard, who was sidelined with a left quadriceps contusion. The Hawks improved to 6-1 at home and tied Cleveland for the best record in the Eastern Conference at 9-2.Atlantas bench, led by 13 points from Tim Hardaway Jr., outscored the Bucks 35-25.The defense was amazing, Millsap said. The second group came in and moved the basketball. We played how were supposed to play.The Bucks, who have lost three of four, pulled within four points on Antetokounmpos dunk with 37 seconds remaining, but Millsap hit a layup on the next possession to make it 104-98.Milwaukee ended the first quarter with a 26-21 lead but missed their next 11 shots and didnt score until the 5:50 mark of the second. They were outscored 31-9 in the period and went 3 for 27 from the field.Atlanta took its biggest lead at 24 points on Dennis Schroders 3-pointer early in the third, but Milwaukee scored 35 points in the third quarter and pulled within six with 9:06 remaining on Mirza Teletovics third 3 of the period.It was definitely a character game for a young team to come back and put themselves in that position on the road, Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. With 4 minutes left, it was anybodys ballgame. Again, tip your hat to Atlanta. They made tthe shots and got the stops when they had to. Wholesale Custom Jerseys. Antetokounmpos layup cut the lead to three a couple of possessions later at the 6:24 mark. That was as close as the Bucks could get.Our backs were on the wall, so we had no other choice but to be aggressive if we wanted to try to make it close, Parker said. Those are still good habits to have leading into the next game. But we know from our mistakes that we cant play the first half like we did.The Hawks improved to 8-1 when leading after three quarters.Schroder and Kent Bazemore scored 12 points each for Atlanta.NEED THE RESTHoward was injured in the third quarter Tuesday at Miami, banging knees with Heat center Hassan Whiteside. He did not return and was unable to watch Wednesdays game from the bench.Howard, the active career NBA leader in double-doubles, is averaging 14.8 points and 12.3 rebounds. The eight-time All-Star in his first season with Atlanta.Sefolosha, a reserve forward and the teams best defender, did not play because of a strained right hamstring.His and Howards absence helped the Bucks outscore Atlanta 50-28 in the paint.SHOWING POTENTIALDuring a 6-minute stretch of Atlantas 19-0 run in the second, rookie forward Taurean Prince was the catalyst. He blocked two shots, drew a foul, made two free throws, had three rebounds, a steal and a hard baseline dunk.Prince, the NBAs No. 12 overall draft pick out of Baylor, finished with eight points and five rebounds in a career-high 19 minutes.I thought Taurean was great, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. Just the physicality he plays with, the aggressiveness he plays with, he really gave us a big boost on both ends of the floor.UP NEXTBucks: Visit Miami on Thursday.Hawks: Visit Charlotte on Friday. ' ' '
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BOSTON -- Call it the unholy alliance: one-time Super Bowl rivals Tom Brady and Michael Strahan are teaming up to produce a six-part documentary TV series called the Religion of Sports. Custom Red Wings Jerseys .Each hour-long episode looks at different examples of the cultural and spiritual impact of sports in religions around the world.The show explores the rivalry between soccer clubs in Glasgow, Scotland; the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Alberta, Canada; and the rise of e-sports. It also delves into NASCAR, mixed martial arts and minor league baseball.The Associated Press caught up with Brady, Strahan and Gotham Chopra -- the creator, director and voice -- of the series that airs beginning Nov. 15 on the Audience Network on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.Brady is a quarterback for the New England Patriots. Strahan is a retired New York Giants defensive end, who is joining ABCs Good Morning America this fall. Chopra is the son of spiritual guru Deepak Chopra.Their comments have been edited for clarity and length:--AP: Where did the idea of this show come from?Chopra: Figuratively I feel like Ive been working on this my whole life. Obviously growing up with my father, I was around that world of spirituality and religion. But I also grew up in Boston. I bled green as a Celtics fan in the `80s. I loved sports. About five years ago, I had a conversation with my father, who never really understood that devotion to sports. And I remember saying to him that all of those things you speak in the spiritual tradition also exist in sports.--AP: What drew you to this project?Strahan: I love the emotional aspect of it. You hear Religion of Sports, and you say, OK, so sport is a religion? Well, yeah, it really is. The temple is this arena or stadium. These athletes can be considered the gods in certain ways and the fans can be considered parishioners. So to be able to explore that and this spiritual connection between sports and life, thats what really piqued my interest.--AP: You say sport creates a spiritual experience for both fans and players. How would you describe that to non-sports fans?Brady: Its pretty simple: In sports you often become part of something greater than yourself. On the field, you come into sync with your teammates and coaches and together you achieve something that you could never do on your own. And as an athlete, when you are on that field and the fans get really engaged and you can feel their energy and passion and true love of the game, it is absolutely a spiritual experience.--AP: How is this series going to be different from other sports documentary shows out there?Chopra: I compare it a lot to This American Life. Its stories about why sports gives people purpose, meaning and significance -- whether youre an athlete, fan or person that works within sports. Its very much character-driven. The backdrop happens to be sports.--AP: What was the most interesting thing for you about this project?Strahan: Its finding out those backstories and motivations. Its the real heart-to heart-feel of everybodys story. Cat Zingano (a mixed martial arts fighter the series followed as she prepared for a comeback fight earlier this year) and her reason for doing what shes doing. Once you see that episode, youll have a much deeper appreciation for who she is and what shes come from.--AP: Did you learn anything new about sports culture in the making of this?Brady: As far as the series goes, its great to learn more about sports Im probably less familiar with -- stock car racing, rodeo, e-sports -- and realize that a lot of the people at the center of those sports bring the same level of passion, commitment and disciple that I try to with football. Sports is a way of life for billions of people around the planet. Religion of Sports takes you beyond sports as we know it.---Follow Philip Marcelo at twitter.com/philmarcelo. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/journalist/philip-marcelo Authentic Custom Red Wings Jersey . Barcelona also left injured defenders Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba out of its squad for the trip to Glasgow. That means that Marc Bartra will probably start again in the centre of the defence alongside Gerard Pique. Cheap Red Wings Jerseys . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. http://www.customredwingsjersey.com/ . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. CHICAGO -- Seattle manager Scott Servais liked what he saw from starting pitcher Taijuan Walker. Hes still waiting for his offense to break out.Walker allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Mariners lost 4-1 to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Seattle totaled seven runs in the final three games of the series.Servais said before the game hed like to see the offense get going and consistently score five or more runs.Youve got to get hits with runners in scoring position, Servais said. Our pitching was really good today. I cant say enough about Taijuan.Walker (4-9) has allowed eight runs in 13 innings over his last two starts since returning from a demotion to Triple-A Tacoma. He is 2-7 since he went 2-0 with a 1.44 ERA in April.He threw the ball outstanding, really good effort, good stuff, Servais said. He was really on top of his game, about as good as weve seen him since early in the year.Carlos Rodon pitched into the seventh inning, Justin Morneau had a two-run single and Melky Cabrera drove in a run and scored twice to lead the White Sox, who took three of four against the Mariners.Jose Abreu also drove in a run for Chicago, which has won six of eight.Robinson Cano hit a solo homer, his 30th, and Kyle Seager had three hits for the Mariners, who are three games back in the wild-card race.You want to be there as a hitter, but the situation were in right now, it doesnt matter how good I do or how good I played in the game, if we wouldnt win, Cano said.Rodon (5-8) allowed the run and five hits in six-plus innings before giving way to the bullpen. Rodon is 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA in his last five starts.Carlos has really evolved, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. As he goes along, he just seems to be getting better. Theres more confidence there and hes learned a lot about himself as well.David Robertson got the last three outs for his 333rd save in 39 chances. Terry Sawchuk Jersey Large. .Chicago center fielder Adam Eaton left the game due to a bruised forearm in the fifth -- an inning after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day.Walker was perfect through three innings, but then started the fourth by hitting Eaton. One out later, Cabrera doubled to put runners on second and third. Abreu was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Morneau followed with a single to left for a 2-0 lead.I really didnt feel like (I had) my best fastball today, Walker said.He hit three batters.When you throw in, its going to happen, Walker said. You kind of have to make them uncomfortable too at the same time. Obviously (Im) not trying to hit a batter, but trying to get it in there to get them off the plate, get them off the fastball.Chicago added a two runs in the eighth on an RBI triple by Cabrera and a sacrifice fly by Abreu.BIG NUMBERCano has reached 30 home runs for the second time in his career. He hit 33 in 2009.Hes had a phenomenal year, really from the get-go, from the opening series of the season all the way through, Servais said.TRAINERS ROOMMariners: 3B Seager (bruised right foot) was in the lineup for a second straight day after missing the previous three games. He looked fine, Servais said. Is he 100 percent? Probably not.UP NEXTMariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (14-9, 3.81 ERA), whos gone at least seven innings in 12 of his 26 starts, faces RHP Yu Darvish (4-3, 2.91) Monday in the opener of a three-games series at Texas.White Sox: RHP James Shields (5-16, 5.98 ERA) looks to rebound Monday in the opener of a three-game series at Detroit after going 0-4 with a 13.95 ERA in his last five starts. LHP Matt Boyd (5-2, 3.98) goes for the Tigers. ' ' '
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GRAMBLING, La. Custom Bucks Jersey China . -- Redmond Brown scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and Grambling State outlasted North Carolina A&T 59-55 to earn its first win of the season on Thursday night.Ervin Mitchell added 13 points and Deonte Hearns finished with 10 points for the Tigers.Grambling State did not shoot the ball well, hitting just 35.2 percent of its shots and 2 of its 16 3-point attempts. However, the Tigers grabbed 14 offensive rebounds and limited themselves to just seven turnovers while forcing North Carolina A&T into 22 giveaways.Davaris McGowens led the Aggies (1-2) with 22 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Donte Watson added 12 points for North Carolina A&T, which shot 50 percent overall from the field but hit just 3 of 18 from beyond the arc.The game was tied at 31 at halftime. Bucks Jerseys China . PAUL, Minn. Authentic Custom Bucks Jersey . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts. http://www.custombucksjersey.com/ .R. Smith realized how easily basketball can be taken from him, and he wasnt going to take his place in the NBA for granted anymore. Irish fans will be familiar with the script that unfolded at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.Their team worked tirelessly for 80 minutes, but just as it looked as though they would find a way through the All Blacks defence, a hammer blow was struck at the other end. Normal service was resumed.New Zealand were made to graft themselves for this win. Faced by a vociferous crowd, and a determined opponent, this victory will be remembered as much for the 144 tackles made by those wearing black as for the finesse added by fly-half Beauden Barrett.It was Barrett who picked off Ireland when the opportunity arose, with the timing of a champion boxer. He set up his teams first try and scored the second - naturally, he also had a hand in the third.But this was a performance built on resilience and character. The All Blacks lost a wealth of experience following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the current incarnation are proving just as daunting an opponent in only their first year together.This could well become an important result in the evolution of a record-breaking side.Two weeks ago this team suffered their first loss, that created a bit of adversity, Coach Steve Hansen admitted after their Dublin win.Today was all about seeing how theyd stand up to that. So, to come out on top 21-9, three tries to none and defend for long periods of the game, I think they answered a lot of questions re their character.While it wasnt always pretty I think theres plenty for us to learn and get better on. To be at this point of the year, after losing 818 caps, youve got to be reasonably happy. Pretty good year so far.A pretty good year is obviously a sizeable understatement for a team who prior to stepping on the pitch in Chicago had set a new benchmark for consecutive Test wins.But it is telling that Hansen believes they can still get better.The All Blacks performance in Dublin was far from perfect. They conceded 66 percent possession and 69 percent territory, and the pressure that Ireland were able to exert was highlighted by the fact that they had to play a quartter of this match with 14 men as Aaron Smith and Malakai Fekitoa saw yellow. Wholesale Custom Bucks Shirts. But it is in adversity that the size of someones heart can be measured. We had to defend, All Blacks captain Kieran Read said.As Steve said the character of the men really showed up. The way we defended, we had to work bloody hard.After 15 minutes it had seemed that they wouldnt have to work all that hard. In defence anyway.The determination of those wearing green in the stands of the Aviva Stadium to witness yet more history was palpable. We are now used to seeing players running out amid the crescendo of fireworks, of course, but this seemed a little different.There was a collective will to ensure that the result in Chicago would not prove a one-off.?Unfortunately, for the majority of the 51,000 fans in attendance, there was an equally powerful assertion from the All Blacks that Ireland would not become only the second team in 10 years to secure back to back wins against them.After an early Irish surge, the crowd fell silent as Barrett drilled a cross-field kick into the grateful arms of Fekitoa to score the games opening try. Just over 10 minutes later, he had added a second himself following consultation with the TMO.There was consternation from the home support, but while Barretts try was still being debated as they departed into the night, the All Blacks first score was the beautiful result of some hard work on the training pitch.Our kicking game was better, Hansen said. Although it wasnt as great as wed like it to be.To win big Test matches, particularly against sides who are good defending sides, youve got to be able to kick the ball to space, youve got to be able to pass it there or run it there. Its as simple as that.?Simple it definitely wasnt but New Zealand have proven that any talk of their demise was greatly exaggerated. France will find out next weekend exactly how much they learned from this bruising Test match. ' ' '
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Antonio Conte hailed Chelseas work ethic after they recorded a fourth straight clean sheet in their 2-0 victory at Southampton. Cheap Custom Canadiens Jersey . Goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa ensured Chelsea left St Marys with all three points on Super Sunday.Chelsea are yet to concede since switching to three centre-backs, having been dispatched 3-0 by Arsenal the last time they lined-up in a 4-4-2 formation. Contes side now sit in fourth place in the Premier League - just one point behind leaders Manchester City, who are ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal on goal difference.Im very happy because I saw great commitment and work-rate during the game from all the players, with and without the ball, Conte told Sky Sports This is the right way to play, because when we work together against a very strong team, I think that I as the coach must be very happy after this performance. Southampton 0-2 Chelsea highlights Its fantastic that for a fourth game we did not concede a goal, and also we scored two goals and created many chances. We are working very hard.Following Chelseas 4-0 win over Manchester United last week, Conte refused to admit his side were title contenders, and the Italian remained equally coy after their latest win.I have the same opinion, Conte added. Now its early to answer and speak about title contenders, I repeat that we must work very hard to continue because this is the right way, but we can and must improve. Chelseas Eden Hazard (right) celebrates scoring his sides first goal wth Diego Costa After the first part of the season I can tell more about this run.We played against United and scored early as well, but when you play away its different because the home support push the team, but our supporters were saying great things.They were fantastic from the first minute until the end. I want to say thank you to our support, from me and my players, because we won this game together - the players on the pitch, and the supporters as well. Also See: Soton 0-2 Chelsea As it happened Chelsea video Chelsea fixtures Custom Canadiens Jersey China .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. Wholesale Custom Canadiens Shirts . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. http://www.customcanadiensjersey.com/ . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr.?returned to Ohio Stadium on Saturday night, after he left earlier in the game in an ambulance following a helmet-to-turf collision.?The senior took what appeared to be a legal hit along the sideline after he scrambled for a first down in the second quarter of the crucial Big Ten matchup against Ohio State. On the way to the ground, his helmet violently collided with the turf.After being evaluated for more than 10 minutes, having his helmet, jersey and pads removed by attending personnel and being strapped to a backboard, Armstrong was carted to a waiting ambulance behind the south end zone and taken from the stadium.Armstrong was able to give a thumbs-up sign with his left hand after he was placed on the cart. He left the field to chants of Tommy from the crowd.According to Nebraska medical personnel, Armstrong was briefly knocked unconscious. He was moving all extremities and talking while on the field and was taken to a local hospital foor further evaluation. Custom Jacques Plante Jersey. He eventually returned to the Horseshoe still wearing pants from the hospital after additional examination. After changing into a black tracksuit, Armstrong came down the tunnel from the locker room, jogged across the field and was hugged by teammates on the sideline.?Armstrong later tweeted that everything is good and said he was glad to be back with the team.?Ryker Fyfe came on in relief for Nebraskas all-time leader in passing yards. He completed five of 18 passes for 52 yards in the Huskers 62-3 loss.?Nebraska visits Minnesota next week but isnt sure who will be at QB.Too early to tell exactly what his situation is for next week playing football, coach Mike Riley said of Armstrong. But the good situation is that he came back out. Somebody told me a few minutes before that they had put him through some tests and he was coming back. ' ' '
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. Cheap Penguins Jerseys . -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says hell have a lot of good players once his team gets healthy.He has a few right now.Luke Kennard scored 24 points to lead top-ranked Blue Devils to the championship of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament with a 75-65 win Sunday over No. 21 Rhode Island.The sophomore guard made eight of his 11 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Blue Devils (4-1), who never trailed. Amile Jefferson added 17 points and 15 rebounds, his second consecutive double-double in the tournament.We have unbelievable toughness, Jefferson said. When (coach) tells us he needs us and its next man up, we believe that.Jared Terrell led Rhode Island (4-1) with 22 points and Martin Hassan added 15. Dukes defense held Rams star E.C. Matthews to nine points, more than 10 below his season average.Duke led by eight points at halftime and quickly stretched that to 39-26 early in the second half, capping a 14-2 run with a 3-pointer by Kennard. The Blue Devils were up by as many as 18 points in the second half and led 70-52 before Rhode Island used a pressing defense to close the gap late in the game.Dukes Chase Jeter, who left Saturdays game against Penn State with what at the time appeared to be a serious left ankle injury, checked in midway through the first half, but quickly picked up two fouls and was forced back to the bench. The 6-foot-10 sophomore played just eight minutes and did not score.The Blue Devils starting five each played more than 30 minutes because of the myriad injuries suffered by the team this season. Matt Jones finished with 13 points, freshman Frank Jackson had 11 and Grayson Allen added 10, two of them on a driving layup late in the first half that gave him his 1,000th career point.BIG PICTUREDuke: The Blue Devils showed they are still a formidable team even without their three injured freshmen -- Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden -- and junior Sean Obi. Krzyzewski said Allen played at about 50 percent of his ability after the right foot injury he suffered in last weeks loss to Kansas; Jeter played despite leaving the Penn State game, and Jefferson played hurt this weekend.When were healthy were going to have a lot of good players, Krzyzewski said. Right now, we have a lot fewer.Rhode Island: The Rams showed Saturday that they can play with the nations better teams, beating No. 24 Cincinnati 76-71 , but they must learn how to compete against teams at Dukes level. They fell to 0-4 all-time against the Blue Devils and are 15-97 all-time against ranked opposition.I think we were caught up in the moment a little bit, coach Danny Hurley said. We tried to do a little too much individually. But we were still there.POLL IMPLICATIONSDuke, which lost to Kansas on Tuesday, should stay near the top of the Top 25 with the tournament championship.Rhode Island may remain ranked despite the loss on the strength of its win Saturday against the Bearcats.STAT OF THE GAMENeither team shot well from 3-point range. Duke missed its first eight shots from distance and players other than Kennard were just 2 of 16 from behind the arc. But the Blue Devils used their stifling perimeter defense to hold Rhode Island to just three 3-pointers on 11 attempts. The Blue Devils opponents are shooting under 20 percent (17 of 86) from 3-point range this season.FAMILY AFFAIRWhen Duke came to the interview room Sunday, Krzyzewski was asked about the conversation he had after the game with Mr. Hurley.Which one? Krzyzewski asked.Danny Hurley is the coach at URI. His father, Hall of Fame high school coach Bob Hurley Sr., was in attendance at the Mohegan Sun this weekend. And, of course, Bobby Hurley, now the coach at Arizona State, played for Krzyzewski at Duke.Ive known Bob Sr. for over three decades, Krzyzewski said. And his wife. The Hurleys are part of our family. So is Danny, we love them. Im not sure theres a better coach in the history of the game (than Bob Sr.). He gave me the honor of presenting him into the Naismith Hall of Fame. Were that close and were always pulling for them. Well, except for on Sunday.UP NEXTDuke: The Blue Devils head home for games with William & Mary on Wednesday, Appalachian State on Saturday and an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup with Michigan State on Nov. 29.Rhode Island: The Rams are off until Friday when they host Belmont.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---This story has been corrected to show that Jefferson had 15 rebounds instead of 11. Paul Martin Jersey Large . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. Authentic Custom Penguins Jersey . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. http://www.custompenguinsjersey.com/ .S. 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The Central Coast Mariners have signed two speedy young attackers in Blake Powell and Kwabena Appiah.The Mariners confirmed the signings on Thursday with Powell coming via Sydney FC and Wellington on a two-season A-League deal and Appiah returning to the club he won the Youth League with back in 2011.Powell secured a release from the Phoenix earlier this month to facilitate a move back to NSW to be closer to his family and will now join last years wooden spooners in Gosford.The 25-year-old has scored 12 goals in 42 career A-League appearances, including a four-goal haul against the Western Sydney Wanderers last season that included the second-fastest hat-trick in A-League history.Blake is a hard worker; has great pace and makes smart forward runs, Mariners coach Tony Walmsley said.He has proved himself to be a goal scorer at both Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix and gives us a point of difference as a second striker or number 10. Custom Paul Martin Jersey. When we heard he had returned to NSW for family reasons and had been released by Wellington it made sense to make an approach and Im delighted to be able to add him to our attacking options for the next two seasons.Appiah returns to the club from the Phoenix, and the Western Sydney Wanderers foundation player is looking to get his career back on track.My goals for this season are to do well in pre-season, earn that chance, cement a spot in the starting XI and finally score some A-League goals, Appiah said. ' ' '
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CARBONDALE, Ill. Patriots Jerseys China . -- Sean OBrien tipped in Mike Rodriguez missed layup with one second left and Rodriguez tacked on two free throws as Southern Illinois held off regional rival Murray State, 89-85 in overtime Tuesday night.Jonathan Stark hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 85-85 with 1:06 remaining, but neither team could score until the final second.Murray States Bryce Jones hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 77-77 and force overtime.Rodriguez scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Southern Illinois (4-3), which shot 50.8 percent from the field on 31 of 61 shooting, including 6 of 24 from beyond the arc. Leo Vincent added 17 points, Armon Fletcher 16 and OBrien 15 for the Salukis.Stark finished with 29 points on 9 of 21 shooting from the field and 10 of 11 from the line for Murray State (3-4). Cheap Custom Patriots Jersey . However, he did make them miss him a little less. Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1. Custom Patriots Jersey China . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. http://www.custompatriotsjersey.com/ . Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the 47th and 72nd after Valdes saved his second penalty in four days following his stop in Wednesdays 4-0 over Ajax in the Champions League. LONDON -- The coach at the center of English soccers sex abuse scandal has been hospitalized.Barry Bennell, a former youth-team coach with professional clubs who was convicted on three separate occasions for abusing youngsters, was involved in an incident on Friday eveningPolice officers attended an address in Knebworth Park, Stevenage ... in connection with a fear for welfare incident, Thames Valley Police said in response to media reports about Bennell.A 62-year-old man was located and was taken to hospital in order to receive medical treatment, where he remains.Bennell was convicted in 1995 in Florida and in English courts in 1998 and 2015. But over the last two weekss, there has been a renewed focus on the cases as former professional players waived their anonymity to publicly discuss the crimes of Bennell and allegations against other coaches. Wholesale Custom Patriots Shirts. reater Manchester Police on Monday became the fifth police force in England to open an investigation into sexual abuse in soccer.We are coordinating our investigation with forces nationally and with Operation Hydrant, the national co-ordination hub for historic child abuse investigations concerning persons of public prominence, the Manchester force said. ' ' '
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CARBONDALE, Ill. Patriots Jerseys China . -- Sean OBrien tipped in Mike Rodriguez missed layup with one second left and Rodriguez tacked on two free throws as Southern Illinois held off regional rival Murray State, 89-85 in overtime Tuesday night.Jonathan Stark hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 85-85 with 1:06 remaining, but neither team could score until the final second.Murray States Bryce Jones hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 77-77 and force overtime.Rodriguez scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Southern Illinois (4-3), which shot 50.8 percent from the field on 31 of 61 shooting, including 6 of 24 from beyond the arc. Leo Vincent added 17 points, Armon Fletcher 16 and OBrien 15 for the Salukis.Stark finished with 29 points on 9 of 21 shooting from the field and 10 of 11 from the line for Murray State (3-4). Cheap Custom Patriots Jersey . However, he did make them miss him a little less. Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1. Custom Patriots Jersey China . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. http://www.custompatriotsjersey.com/ . Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the 47th and 72nd after Valdes saved his second penalty in four days following his stop in Wednesdays 4-0 over Ajax in the Champions League. LONDON -- The coach at the center of English soccers sex abuse scandal has been hospitalized.Barry Bennell, a former youth-team coach with professional clubs who was convicted on three separate occasions for abusing youngsters, was involved in an incident on Friday eveningPolice officers attended an address in Knebworth Park, Stevenage ... in connection with a fear for welfare incident, Thames Valley Police said in response to media reports about Bennell.A 62-year-old man was located and was taken to hospital in order to receive medical treatment, where he remains.Bennell was convicted in 1995 in Florida and in English courts in 1998 and 2015. But over the last two weekss, there has been a renewed focus on the cases as former professional players waived their anonymity to publicly discuss the crimes of Bennell and allegations against other coaches. Wholesale Custom Patriots Shirts. reater Manchester Police on Monday became the fifth police force in England to open an investigation into sexual abuse in soccer.We are coordinating our investigation with forces nationally and with Operation Hydrant, the national co-ordination hub for historic child abuse investigations concerning persons of public prominence, the Manchester force said. ' ' '
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BERKELEY, California -- With preseason All-American power forward Ivan Raab nursing a lingering toe injury that kept him on the bench and in street clothes, California got a big lift from its defense during a big run in the second half. Authentic Custom Buccaneers Jersey .Just how coach Cuonzo Martin prefers it.Jabari Bird and Sam Singer scored 14 points apiece and California beat South Dakota State 82-53 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.I thought we defended very well, Martin said. Our guys in the second half did of great job of forcing them to make plays, and our weakside defenders did a tremendous job of making the next rotation, forcing them to make the next play, the next dribble.The Golden Bears hardly seemed to miss Raab, who has yet to be cleared for contact after injuring his toe two weeks ago.California built a 16-point lead in the first half and pulled away with a 30-3 run early in the second half to extend its home winning streak to 19 games -- the second-longest streak in team history.Grant Mullins added 13 points and seven rebounds while Roger Moute a Bidias added a career-high 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.I think all of it was defense, Mullins said. If (Kingsley Okoroh) gets a block or Roger gets a good rebound and we can get out and, it just adds a flow to the game.The Bears had little problem against the smaller and outmatched Jackrabbits, who kept things close in the first half before falling apart in the second half of coach T.J. Otzelbergers debut.Cal, which finished 23-11 in 2015, outrebounded South Dakota State 54-26 and had 10 blocks, matching its season high of a year ago and one shy of the school record.Reed Tellinghuisen had 14 points and five rebounds but shot just 5 of 13 for South Dakota State. Mike Daum also scored 14 for the Jackrabbits.Were still trying to find our rhythm offensively, Otzelberger said. We struggled at the start of the game and then that portion of the second half. We know what we have to work on. Now we just need to get to work.BIG PICTURESouth Dakota State: The Jackrabbits showed good poise after the rocky start and kept the game somewhat close in the first half before things got out of hand after the break. Those are part of the growing pains Otzelbergers young team figures to go through early in the season. Daum, who set the schools freshman scoring record a year ago, was hindered by foul trouble much of the might and shot just 5 of 14.California: The Bears had the Jackrabbits on the ropes early but let them off the hook with sloppy defense that allowed too many easy layups in the first half. Martins squad also lost its cool early in the second half when Okoroh was hit with a technical foul. Both are issues that have to be cleaned up. Raabs absence was noticeable, particularly from the perimeter where the Bears were sporadic much of the night. The feeling at Cal is that Raabs injury isnt too serious and he is expected to be back in the lineup soon.UP NEXTSouth Dakota State: The Jackrabbits will continue their swing through the West Coast when they play at UC Irvine in the first round of the Sanford Pentagon Showcase on Monday night. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.California: The Bears stay at home and will get a chance to extend their streak at Haas Pavilion to 20 games when they host UC Irvine on Wednesday. Cal has won four of the six games against the Anteaters.Custom Buccaneers T-shirts . 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. Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. 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The Kenyan pair kept up a near world-record pace throughout the race and were shoulder to shoulder approaching the final mile before Kamworor forged ahead through horizontal rain and gusting winds to finish in 59:10Olympic and world 5,000m and 10,000m champion Farah, who beat Kamworor in the 10,000m world championship race in Beijing last year, finished strongly and overtook Ethiopias Abayneh Ayele in the home sttraight but was 49 seconds adrift of the winner. Custom Devin White Jersey. I am disappointed, Farah told the BBC. With great support from the home crowd it would have been nice to win.But there were better athletes who won on the day, the guys were strong and I couldnt go with it. I did run a fast time but as an athlete you always want to win. It gives me massive motivation for Rio.Kenyas women completed a second successive clean sweep of the podium with Peres Jechirchir kicking away from pre-race favourite Cynthia Limo near the finish to take the title.Mary Wacera Ngugi was third.   Also See: Radcliffe fears for Brits Ennis-Hill on track for Olympics ' ' '
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