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VIENNA -- Seeing Wales concede the lead twice away in Austria was frustrating for Gareth Bale on the road to the World Cup. Marcel Dionne Kings Jersey .There was also relief for the Wales captain, knowing the Euro 2016 semifinalists underperformed yet still drew 2-2 on Thursday against a team that went through World Cup qualifying unbeaten.Marko Arnautovic twice came to the hosts rescue in their second World Cup qualifier in Group D where Wales, Serbia, Austria, and Ireland are separated only on goal difference at the top.We know we werent at our best tonight -- it was a difficult game, Bale told British broadcaster Sky Sports. But this is what weve grown up to do. We grind out results when we need them.When we dont play well, we defend solidly as a team, and we get something from the game. We are a little bit frustrated.Wales took the lead with a slick goal in the 22nd minute, with Joe Allen volleying into the net. It was canceled out inside six minutes by Stoke teammate Arnautovics downward header.Austria conceded again in clumsy circumstances just before halftime. Sam Vokes flicked on Bales long throw-in, James Chester prodded goalward, and goalkeeper Robert Almer saved. But the rebound hit Kevin Wimmer, who inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net.Three minutes in the second half, though, Arnautovic equalized again after seizing on Allens misdirected pass and darting through a huge hole in the Wales defense.We were riding our luck at times, Wales manager Chris Coleman said. We were making trouble for ourselves and thats not like us. Normally we have a bit more authority in possession and we didnt do that tonight.We were indecisive and Austria could smell that on us.While Wales, Serbia, Austria and Ireland are on four points, Georgia and Moldova remain on zero points.IRELAND 1, GEORGIA 0Captain Seamus Coleman scored his first international goal in the second half after two helpful deflections opened up an unlikely path to goal.Later in the game in Dublin, Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady was carried from the field on a stretcher while wearing an oxygen mask following a clash of heads with Georgia defender Solomon Kverkvelia. 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Week 4 of the college football season has the Southeastern Conference in the spotlight as a couple teams try to break long losing streaks to their opponents, and a few coaches face referendum games with their fanbases.BEST GAMENo. 10 Texas A&M vs. No. 17 Arkansas at Arlington, Texas.No. 14 Tennessee-No. 19 Florida probably has the most pressure on one team -- hello, Volunteers. No. 12 Georgia-No. 23 Mississippi has star power with Nick Chubb, Chad Kelly and the potential for a bunch of points. But well go Razorbacks and Aggies, who have gone to overtime each of the last two seasons.Its very early, but the winner has to feel as if it could be the team in the SEC West to push Alabama. Thats especially the case of the Aggies, who could come out of this 2-0 in conference with both wins coming away from College Station.A game inside the game to watch: Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, maybe the best defensive player in the country, against Arkansas left tackle Dan Skipper, a 6-foot-10 NFL prospect. Garrett gets moved around and the Aggies other end, Daeshon Hall is good, too. Itll be interesting to see if the long reach of Skipper helps can fend off Garrett, who has three sacks.HEISMAN WATCHChubb is averaging 121 yards rushing per game and has scored three touchdowns. Solid work, but not exactly stuff that will get him into the Heisman Trophy conversation.He has a good chance to grab attention in Oxford, Mississippi. The Rebels run defense ranks near the bottom of the SEC at 4.99 yards allowed per carry, but Kelly and the Rebels are hard to slow down.The Bulldogs, who have won 10 straight against Ole Miss dating to 1997, are going to need to score some points and control the ball. No doubt coach Kirby Smart took note of how Alabama ran for over 300 yards against the Rebels last week. Its a perfect setup for Chubb to go off and re-enter the Heisman discussion.NUMBERS TO KNOW8 -- Number of consecutive games of at least 200 all-purpose yards by Stanfords Christian McCaffrrey. Alec Martinez Kings Jersey. Also, the seventh-ranked Cardinal have beaten UCLA eight straight times. Stanford visits the Bruins in the Rose Bowl.11 -- Tennessees losing streak to Florida. If the streak reaches 12, with the Gators set to start a backup quarterback in Knoxville, the locals might be ready to run coach Butch Jones right out of town.24 -- The number of plays 20 yards or more that Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is responsible for in three games. He has six runs of at least 20 yards, tied for second most in the nation, and 18 passes of 20 yards or more, third-best in the country. Jackson and the third-ranked Cardinals travel to Marshall.OFF THE RADAREast Carolina will try to run its winning streak against Virginia Tech to three games and its streak against Atlantic Coast Conference opposition to seven in a row when the Pirates visit the Hokies.The Pirates already have one ACC victory this season. They beat North Carolina State. ECU also has the nations second-leading receiver in Zay Jones, who caught 22 passes -- one short of the NCAA record -- last week against South Carolina.COACH IN NEED OF A WINAuburn has lost seven straight home games against Power Five competition, the second-longest streak in the nation to Kansas nine straight. Any time your team is mentioned with Kansas football, things are not great -- thats where Tigers coach Gus Malzahn is right now.The Tigers host No. 18 LSU and are in danger of falling to 1/3 overall and 0-2 in the SEC while playing all the games at home. Malzahn needed to improve on last years 7-6 record, so this is no way to start.And if Malzahns team can spring the mini-upset, the temperature rises for LSU coach Les Miles, who will have a team that was considered a serious playoff contender with two losses before October.---Follow Ralph D. 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Its funny what a difference a year can make. Paul Coffey Oilers Jersey Authentic . At the beginning of the 2012 season, Argo fans were wondering who was going to play linebacker for the Boatmen. The answer ended up being Brandon Isaac, a newcomer from Calgary, as was Robert McCune, who joined the team in late June. Marcus Ball was a rookie from the University of Memphis. Little did anyone know that this unit would develop to the point where it could lay claim to the title of the best linebacking corps in the CFL. Its debatable, but the discussion cant be held without including the Toronto trio. McCune is the man in the middle. Known around the league for his brute strength, the Mobile, Alabama native finished sixth in the league with 85 tackles. Hes dropped a few pounds from a year ago, which he says has made him a little quicker. There are a couple of other things that McCune says works well for him; his communication skills with Isaac in particular, as well as the fact hes lining up in the position that he loves for the same defensive coordinator he played for with the Stampeders. "When I was with Chris Jones (in Calgary), I moved around a lot and played defensive end. Now Ive just been playing middle linebacker so its been real good for me. I can focus in and play the position that I want to play." Isaac has taken a role as a vocal leader as well as someone who is constantly helping the newcomers with both schemes and techniques. He can constantly be seen on the sidelines during camp cheering his teammates on when practices are dragging or coaching up a teammate. He knows the loss of Jordan Youngers leadership leaves a void and feels he can be a player to help ease that loss. He wasnt as vocal a year ago as a newcomer because he didnt want to "step on anyones toes". This time around, the South Carolinian is much more comfortable assuming more of a leadership role. "I can step up a little more and be vocal and try to get the guys going," Isaac added. "They need someone to lean toward when things get hard and I want to give them a positive outlook and push them to do the right things." Jones sees that leadership potential in all three players on a daily basis, not only on the field, but in film sessions as well. "These guys are helping me bring the other people along so they know their assignments" Jones told TSN.ca. Theyre ahead of the game and I think thats the biggest thing I can see this year is that theyre taking an active role in making sure that our new people know what to do." Marcus Ball saved his best game for the Eastern Final in Montreal, a game where he intercepted Anthony Calvillo twice, once late in the fourth quarter, helping the Argos advance to the Grey Cup final. Entering his second CFL season, hes more comfortable with his double blue teammates, citing McCunes strength and football knowledge as his biggest strengths, while singling out Isaacs obvious leadership skills and ability to get to the quarterback. His highest praise was reserved for Jones, whose defensive schemes are complex, but enjoyable to execute. "Its a lot of fun because he lets us fly around and make plays and, at the same time, he teaches the concepts of the game, not just I want you to go here, I want you to go there, he actually makes you understand what, when and why and thats the most important thing." What also helps this group excel is the pressure they put on one another. Isaac says they all want to be the one to make the tackle on every play. He also sums things up perfectly when he says what may be the mantra of the Argo linebackers. "Were tenacious, were vicious and we want to win". They won last year and theyre determined to do it again. Notes: Head Coach Scott Milanovich addressed the status of three injured players. C Jeff Keeping is "close", WR Darvin Adams "was seeing the doctor (Tuesday)" and OT Tony Washington "Im hoping is a week away. We just want to be careful with it and not reaggravate it"... Milanovich said he was particularly impressed with todays practice. "Perhaps the toughest day of camp is that third day. They start getting sore and tightening up and the tempo was good"... Today, the second session was dedicated to special teams, something Milanovich does every third day of camp. He jokingly called the session "The OShea Show", referring to special teams coordinator Mike OShea... Tuesdays practice was at Erindale Campus of the University in Toronto for the first time in several days. Wet weather forced them to move to two area high schools for the opening of camp as well as last weeks minicamp... 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The league fundamentally changed the way it operates by virtue of its economics.The NFL hasnt undergone quite as staggering a change, but its salary structure has also been rising considerably. After the cap basically stayed stagnant for three years following the 2011 lockout, it has risen steadily ever since. The cap was at $123 million in 2013, but after picking up about $10 million in each of the ensuing three seasons, the 2016 cap figure came in at $153.3 million. Thats a 25 percent increase over three years.As a result, most teams are in comfortable cap situations. Weve rarely seen the sort of true cap hell that came for organizations like Baltimore and Tennessee in the previous decade, when they needed to shed talent just to survive. Teams have also gotten better at managing the cap and structuring contracts to maintain flexibility. As long as the cap continues to rise at this rate -- perhaps a dangerous prediction -- most organizations will be able to manage their cap effectively.And yet, there are teams that clearly arent able to put together the sort of roster they want because of their balance sheet. Their cap situation prevents them from signing free agents to fill holes, adding badly needed depth or retaining talented young contributors. The impact isnt always a Durant-sized void, but it is meaningful. Consider that the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl with a ton of help from star pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware, who the Cowboys had to cut because of their cap woes in 2014.These cap situations all get fixed -- its not as if a team in bad shape would opt to sit out a season instead of getting under the cap -- but the corrections are painful. Theyre also worth monitoring a year in advance. Lets run through those teams that have cap issues coming, identify the moves theyre likely to consider making to create space and figure out which players might be under extra pressure to perform in 2016.In alphabetical order, here are the leagues most troubling cap situations. This uses salary data from Spotrac and assumes a $165 million cap (before any rollover funds) for 2017.Baltimore RavensCommitment for 2017: $162.1 million Free agents: Brandon Williams, Rick Wagner, Steve SmithBad decisions with long-term contracts, injuries to key contributors and the onerous terms of the extension Joe Flacco signed after Super Bowl XLVII have left the Ravens in rough cap shape. They had to restructure the deals of Marshal Yanda and Jimmy Smith?this offseason by converting much of their base salaries to signing bonuses, creating $8.5 million in cap space, but making it harder to move on from those players in the future.The money owed to unproductive and/or injured veterans like Lardarius Webb ($9.5 million cap hit in 2017), Steve Smith ($4.2 million this season), Jimmy Smith ($5.1 million after the conversion), Dennis Pitta ($3.2 million after taking a salary reduction to stay with the team) and Terrell Suggs ($7.5 million) has forced the Ravens to miss out on retaining talented young contributors like Pernell McPhee and Kelechi Osemele in recent years.The Ravens trust their ability to draft and develop young talent while finding bargains in free agency, but as their 2013 draft class approaches free agency, its a reminder that even the good ones strike out. Ozzie Newsome whiffed on first-rounder Matt Elam and second-rounder Arthur Brown, but third-round pick Brandon Williams has turned into a wildly underrated nose tackle and somebody Baltimore desperately needs to keep around to form the interior core of the defense alongside Timmy Jernigan and C.J. Mosley. With Baltimore already approaching the cap ceiling, though, it will be tough to shell out the Damon Harrison-sized deal Williams will likely warrant on the open market.Its not impossible to imagine the Ravens finding a way to retain Williams, but it will involve some tough calls. Among the moves they can make:Decline the option on Mike Wallace. Cutting Wallace, who failed a conditioning test to open camp, would free up $5.75 million in cap room.Release Elvis Dumervil. Baltimore drafted Boise State edge rusher Kamalei Correa in the second round as a long-term replacement for Dumervil. If Correa develops this year, the Ravens could create $6 million in space by moving on from Dumervil, who will be entering his age-33 season.Release Pitta as a post-June 1 release. Unless Pitta manages a miraculous recovery from his second dislocated hip, the Ravens are likely to move on from their longtime tight end after this season. Designating him as a post-June 1 release would free up $5.5 million in cap space for 2017 and leave a $2.2 million cap charge on the books for 2018.Cut Webb. The Ravens hope that the oft-injured corner will excel with a move to safety, but if he fails to live up to expectations, Newsome will have to bite the bullet and free up $5.5 million by cutting the former third-round pick.Dallas CowboysCommitment for 2017: $173.2 million Free agents: Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, Darren McFadden, Terrance Williams, Gavin EscobarThe Cowboys are in a good bad-cap situation, if that makes any sense. They need to create cap room to sign players in the years to come: Church and possibly Williams before 2017, and then Travis Frederick and Zack Martin before 2018 and 2019, respectively. Thats a good problem: You want to develop young talent and retain it. Its just going to be tough for the Cowboys to do so with their current cap situation and how it shapes up in the years to come.Dallas has the second-most money committed already for 2017, the fourth-most for 2018 and the second-most for 2019, with much of it tied up in long-term deals for players like Tony Romo and Dez Bryant which will be difficult to escape, if so inclined. With Romo, for example, the Cowboys really cant consider moving on without incurring serious cap penalties before 2018.So, the Cowboys will have to make some moves and trust their drafting and development to patch holes as they pop up. What sort of decisions will they make in 2017?Continue to restructure Tyron Smiths deal. The Cowboys love to repeatedly restructure the deals of franchise stalwarts like Smith and Romo, which led to disaster when they had to cut Ware. They even build extra years into deals for the express purpose of dumping converted base salaries into signing bonuses. Its too dangerous to do this with Romos deal in his late 30s, and Bryants five-year deal makes this tactic less palatable, although the Cowboys could clear further space by restructuring their star wideouts deal. The more logical move is (for the third consecutive offseason) to convert $9 million of Smiths $10 million base salary into a signing bonus, spreading it over the remaining seven years of his contract, while creating $7.8 million in cap space.Lock up Frederick to a long-term deal. This should actually create cap room, given that Fredericks fifth-year option in 2017 will be for $8.8 million, while the first year of his extension would probably be somewhere in the $7 million range against the cap. It wouldnt be a surprise for the Cowboys to give both Frederick and Martin, the two other critical pieces of their offensive line alongside Smith, the sort of six- or seven-year deals that would allow Dallas to continually restructure their contracts, too.Cut Doug Free. He is settled in as an above-average right tackle on one of the leagues best lines, but hell be 33 next season and the Cowboys have 2015 third-rounder Chaz Green lurking as a replacement. Moving on from Free would create $5 million in cap room.Release (or restructure) Sean Lee. The talented but injury-prone Lee has yet to play a full NFL season, having missed 36 of 96 games (37.5 percent) during his six-year career. His cap hit spikes from $6 million to $10 million next year, which would make him the second-highest paid 4-3 outside linebacker in football behind Mark Barron. Rod Marinelli could move Lee back to middle linebacker with Rolando McClains future uncertain, but in either spot, Lee would be extremely well-compensated. Dallas also drafted Jaylon Smith, who probably profiles down the line as an outside linebacker in Lees current position. If Lee stays healthy and plays well while Smiths knee fails to respond to treatment, the Cowboys will rightfully want to hold on to their star linebacker. But if Lee struggles with injuries yet again, Dallas might not be able to justify shelling out $10 million on the promise of what Lee could be if healthy.Kansas City ChiefsCommitment for 2017: $161.5 million Free agents: Eric Berry, Dontari PoeThe Chiefs are in an interesting spot: They dont really have many bad contracts on their books, but having invested in free agents like Jeremy Maclin and Mitchell Schwartz, while trading for (and then extending) Alex Smith, they are just about capped out for 2016 before even thinking about signing their two star free-agent defenders. General manager John Dorsey was unable to come to terms with Berry on a long-term extension after franchising his star safety this offseason, and the 25-year-old Poe is in line for a massive deal and likely eyeing the six-year, $103 million contract handed to Eagles star Fletcher Cox as a baseline.While Kansas City fans were surely happy to see the team re-sign veterans Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali this offseason, those moves came at a cost when it came to 2017 flexibility. The Chiefs guaranteed Halis $5.8 million base salary and structured Johnsons deal in a way that makes it exceedingly likely theyll retain him for 2017. The two combine to cost $16.4 million in cap space next year, and while they were very good in 2015, their advancing age -- Hali will be 33 and Johnson 34 next year -- means the Chiefs are likely paying for declining players, perhaps at the expense of younger talents in their prime.The move to extend left tackle Eric Fisher over the weekend was designed in part to free up cap room. Fisher hasnt lived up to expectations since being taken with the first overall pick in 2012, but the Chiefs still have faith that hell develop into a competent left tackle. Fisher was in the final year of his rookie deal and was owed $7 million this year, with another $11.9 million coming as part of the fifth-year option next season. Instead, the new deal the Chiefs gave Fisher drops his compensation marginally to $6.85 million in 2016, while reducing his 2017 cap hold to $9.5 million, creating $2.4 million in much-needed cap space.Fishers extension is a start, but what else are the Chiefs likely to consider?Cut Jamaal Charles. Its brutal to imagine the Chiefs moving on from their star running back, but they didnt skip a beat on offense after Charles went down with a knee injury last season, and by next year, the former Texas star will be in his age-30 season with two ACL tears in his rearview mirror. Kansas City could free up $7 million by cutting Charles, and really, hes the only veteran with a contract lending itself to an obvious release which would create serious cap space. Alternately, the Chiefs could try and extend Charles with a deal that reduces his cap hold while handing him a Matt Forte-esque contract.Make severral smaller moves. Connor McDavid Oilers Jersey. The Chiefs could create space by moving on from or restructuring the deals of starters or rotation contributors like Jaye Howard (freeing up $4 million in cap space), Dustin Colquitt ($4.1 million), Josh Mauga ($3 million) or Jah Reid ($2 million). Each of those moves would also just open up a spot the Chiefs need to fill with a new starter, though.Franchise Poe. Its unlikely that the Chiefs will franchise Berry for the second consecutive year, given that they would owe him nearly $13 million on a franchise tag. That would make Berry the highest-paid safety in football by a comfortable margin, and it would probably be easier to negotiate a long-term deal at that rate.Poe, though, would be a far more palatable option at the likely franchise-tag rate for defensive tackles, which should come in between $14.5 million and $15 million on a one-year deal. Coxs new deal is worth $47.8 million over its first three years. Given the market, the Chiefs could justify franchising Poe twice, paying $32.5 million over the next two years, before needing to really come to a long-term decision on his future with the team. That should be enough short-term leverage to get Poe, who has already undergone back surgery during his professional career, to sign a long-term deal before hitting free agency.Extend Alex Smith. With two years left on Smiths deal after this season, the Chiefs could tack on two years to the 32-year-old quarterbacks contract and try to push some of the heavier cap hits into the future by guaranteeing base salaries in 2018 and 2019. With longtime backup Chase Daniel out of town and no obvious quarterback of the future on the roster, the Chiefs dont appear to be moving on from their starter anytime soon, anyway.Move on from Berry. Given Kansas Citys situation and Berrys reported demands to get a deal in excess of the five-year, $51-million pact handed to Minnesotas Harrison Smith, there just might not be a fit here. Its easier to find a good safety than it is to find a star defensive lineman, which is why the latter get paid far more than the former. The Chiefs could very well move third-round pick KeiVarae Russell from corner to safety and try to use the money they save on Berry to lock up Poe.New Orleans SaintsCommitment for 2017: $132.9 million Free agents: Drew Brees, Max Unger, Nick Fairley, John Jenkins, James Laurinaitis (if 80 percent of snaps played)Ive written about the Saints cap management?at length on?multiple occasions, so I wont reiterate many of those complaints again. The good news is that their cap situation is better in 2016 once the $10 million in dead money owed to Junior Galette comes off the books. That $10 million is there thanks to a contract restructuring before his release.The big question, of course, is Brees. The Saints were unable to sign their star quarterback to an extension this offseason, one that would have likely reduced Brees league-high cap hit of $30 million and created badly needed flexibility to improve one of the worst defenses in NFL history. Franchising him in 2017 isnt an option, either, given that the Saints would owe Brees a staggering $43.2 million for one year. Brees camp knows that and, as former member of the NFLPA executive board, Brees is surely thinking about what his situation might mean for the players union. Hes not going to take a massive discount to appease Saints fans or accommodate New Orleans poor cap management.The Saints need to find a way to pay Brees and re-sign Unger, the center who they acquired as the centerpiece of the Jimmy Graham trade. How can they help pull it off?Designate Jairus Byrd as a post-June 1 release. Byrd was supposed to be the last piece of the puzzle for the Saints when they signed him to a six-year, $54-million deal in March 2014, but he has been alternately injured and ineffective. The onerous structure of the deal (similar to Galettes) made it impossible to move on from Byrd before 2017, and even then, the Saints will have to push some of the spending into the future to create cap room. Designating Byrd as a post-June 1 release will lower his cap hold in 2017 from $11.7 million to $3.4 million, creating $8.3 million in space, while leaving a $4.6 million charge on the books for 2018.Release C.J. Spiller. The Saints would have loved to cut Spiller this offseason, but the way they structured his deal means that it would actually cost more to release him ($7 million) than keep him ($4.5 million). Next year, that flips: Theyll save $2.4 million by moving on from the home-run threat.Cut Zach Strief. If 2015 first-round pick Andrus Peat shows signs of life this year, the Saints could free up $2.9 million by cutting Strief, their longtime right tackle, and moving Peat outside.New York JetsCommitment for 2017: $170.6 million Free agent: Ryan FitzpatrickJets GM Mike Maccagnan inherited a clean salary-cap slate from ousted predecessor John Idzik and proceeded to spend wildly to improve his defense. It worked, but the Jets spent this offseason with limited options before finally coming to terms with Muhammad Wilkerson on a long-term extension and signing Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $12-million deal. The Jets still need to make some moves to clear out cap space before the season starts, but theyve constructed their roster for 2016.In 2017, though, things are only going to get more difficult. They were able to get Wilkerson and Fitzpatrick signed by giving Wilkerson a five-year deal which actually reduced his 2016 cap charge from the franchise tag figure of $15.7 million to $10 million. His cap hit spikes to $18 million next year and stays between $18 million and $20 million for the remainder of his deal. That $170.6 million commitment for 2017 doesnt include an obvious option at quarterback, and it also includes the final year of deals for Brandon Marshall ($7.5 million) and Sheldon Richardson ($8.1 million), each of whom would likely expect a short-term raise as part of a long-term deal, given what they could get on the free market.So, what could the Jets do?Cut Ryan Clady. The Jets have an option on Cladys 2017 season at $10.5 million with only $500,000 in dead money on their cap; they could create $10 million by releasing the former Broncos star, a move that would then leave them with a huge hole at left tackle. This will likely be addressed one way or another. If Clady plays well, the Jets will use the leverage of the one-year deal to offer a longer contract with a smaller cap hit in 2017. If he plays poorly or gets hurt, the Jets will move on and free up the cap space.Release David Harris. The run-thumping linebacker was part of the leagues best run defense a year ago, but the Jets will owe him $6.5 million in the final year of his deal, which could be a lot for a guy who will be in his age-33 campaign. If he slips this year, Harris looms as a cap casualty. The Jets could also cut Breno Giacomini and save $4.5 million or go after inside linebacker Erin Henderson and free up $2.7 million.Extend or release Nick Mangold. After basically forcing left tackle DBrickashaw Ferguson into retirement this offseason, the Jets could force their longtime center out the door next. Mangolds $9.1 million cap hit next year would be the second-largest of any center in football; the Jets would likely want to give Mangold an extension which decreases the hit, ask Mangold to take a pay cut or move on altogether.Restructure Wilkersons contract. Turning base salary into a signing bonus is a classic mistake teams with cap issues make, but the Jets might not have a choice if they want to sign a veteran quarterback. If they convert $12 million of Wilkersons $14.75 million base salary into a signing bonus, the Jets would create $9 million in cap space next year while adding $3 million to the books for each of the subsequent three seasons. Its no sweat off of Wilkersons back, as he would just get already-guaranteed money a little earlier than otherwise expected. The only problem would be if the Jets wanted to release or trade Wilkerson before the end of his contract, at which point the leftover, unaccounted-for years of the bonus would accelerate onto their cap.Philadelphia EaglesCommitment for 2017: $186.1 million Free agents: Bennie Logan, Nolan Carroll, Darren SprolesAnd then there are the Eagles, who fittingly have soared past the salary cap. Philadelphia doesnt have any pressing free agents, but it needs to create cap space to sign Jordan Matthews, who will be in the final year of his rookie deal in 2017 with no fifth-year option attached. The Eagles are also missing a load of draft picks from the Carson Wentz trade, having gone without three top-100 picks from 2016 with their 2017 first-rounder and 2018 second-rounder to come. Those trades deprive the Eagles of cheap, cost-controlled talent, making it that much more important to spend wisely elsewhere.To be fair, we know this figure is coming down. Philly does have about $6 million or so in cap space it should be able to roll over into the 2017 cap, which will help a bit. Theres a more obvious move to come, and we can start with that:Release or trade Sam Bradford. Its almost impossible to imagine a situation where Bradford plays for the Eagles in 2017. If he continues to produce mediocre numbers, the Eagles will cut the former first-overall pick, and if Bradford finally has his breakout season, Philadelphia will likely trade him to open up an opportunity for Wentz and recoup some of those missing draft picks. In either case, the Eagles will create $17 million in cap space, leaving $5.5 million in dead money on their cap.Cut Jason Peters. Injuries and aging have led to Peters slipping some from his peak, when he was arguably the best left tackle in football. The Eagles gave Lane Johnson a massive extension this offseason, which tells us that they expect him to settle in as their left tackle eventually. The only question left is when. The 2017 season is the first time that really makes sense: Philadelphia would clear out $9.2 million in cap space by releasing Peters, who will be in his age-35 season. Just one tackle in 20 years -- the Chiefs Willie Roaf in 2005 -- has managed to make the Pro Bowl during his age-35 season.Do something about Connor Barwins contract. The six-year, $36-million deal Barwin signed after Chip Kellys arrival in Philadelphia has been one of the best free-agent deals in recent memory. Barwin has chipped in with 26.5 sacks over the past three years while helping out regularly in coverage. Barwin will be owed $18.6 million over the final two years of his deal, and Philly might very well be able to leverage that into an extension on friendly terms and reduced cap hits over Barwins next couple of years in town.Move on from Brandon Graham. This is also supposed to be the breakout year for Graham, who was drafted to be a 4-3 end but has spent the last few years as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He should excel in Jim Schwartzs 4-3 defense as a wide-nine edge rusher, but if he doesnt, the Eagles will have to think about moving on. 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Every now and then, the regular season presents us with one game that looms larger than the rest. Trey Hendrickson Womens Jersey .Here it is, in Week 8: No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama, the One Game that dwarfs all others.Both teams are unbeaten. Theyre elbowing each other for the lead in the SEC West. And its the only matchup of top-10 teams this week. There are only two other games featuring two Top 25 teams: No. 23 Ole Miss at No. 25 LSU and No. 17 Arkansas at No. 21 Auburn.There will be plenty at stake in games all across the country, but the playoff perspective begins with ...No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET)The loser of this game is in a serious bind but not necessarily eliminated. The 12 members of the selection committee do not have to take four conference champions. Their task is to pick the four best teams, period. Head-to-head results, conference championships and strength of schedule are used as tiebreakers when ranking comparable teams, but its a subjective process that opens the door to the loser of this game still finishing in the top four.Heres a closer look:If Alabama loses: The Tide would then need to win out and hope the Aggies lose two of their five remaining games to win the West. With the exception of Saturdays game, ESPNs Football Power Index favors Texas A&M in every remaining game on its schedule. Alabama would be in a significant hole, but if its a close game, and the Tide finish the season in dominant fashion, they could sneak into the top four without playing in the SEC title game.At 11-1, the defending national champs would have wins over USC, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee, LSU and Auburn -- and five of those six wins would have come on the road or at a neutral site. The question would be: How many of those opponents are ranked by the committee heading into Dec. 4? If the committee regards the SEC as highly as the AP voters do, it would be a tough résumé to beat -- even for a few Power 5 conference champs.If Texas A&M loses: The Aggies would be in a similar hole, needing to win out AND have Alabama lose twice in its final four games -- an even slimmer possibility, as the Tide have at least a 66 percent chance to win each of their remaining games, according to the FPI. If the Aggies run the table -- with their lone loss a nail-biter on the road against the No. 1 team in the country -- the selection committee would consider an 11-1 SEC West runner-up. Much like Alabama, the Aggies would have a win over a Pac-12 team in UCLA, and they also would have beaten Tennessee. 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ESPNs FPI has the Wolverines win probability at 98.6 percent. Its just another lily pad to step on en route to The Game.West Virginia: This will be a tricky home game against TCU, and the Mountaineers need to go undefeated to leave no doubt in the committees mind theyre a top-four team. The good news is theyre playing defense -- unlike the rest of the Big 12.Baylor: The Bears have a week off to prepare for a trip to Texas, the start of a stretch that will finally reveal just how good Baylor is this year. The best thing for the Big 12 would be to have Baylor and WVU still undefeated when those teams meet in Morgantown on Dec. 3.Bubble watchLouisville (5-1): Not only do the Cardinals have to win every game, they cant afford to win ugly, either -- especially at home against an unranked opponent. NC State is coming off an emotional overtime loss at Clemson and now has to travel to Louisville, which has the Heisman front-runner in quarterback Lamar Jackson.Utah (6-1): If the Utes can survive the next two games -- at UCLA on Saturday and home against Washington on Oct. 29 -- they will legitimize their chances of playing for a Pac-12 title. The nonconference strength of schedule and loss at Cal, though, will haunt them in their playoff pursuit, regardless.Wisconsin (4-2): The Badgers have now lost back-to-back games, albeit against two top-five teams, and their chances of winning the West will disappear with a loss at Iowa on Saturday.Oklahoma (4-2): The Sooners cant lose again, period. After nonconference losses to Houston and Ohio State, OU needs to avoid an upset at Texas Tech this weekend and run the table. The Sooners will also need other Power 5 champs to trip up.Colorado (5-2): The Buffs are the FPIs favorite to win the Pac-12 South, with a 60 percent chance, but with losses to Michigan and USC, theyre probably relegated to the role of spoiler in the CFP picture. The more they win, though, the better Michigans résumé looks. Theyve got a tough trip to Stanford this weekend.Group of 5 watchBoise State: The Broncos are the only undefeated team left in the Mountain West and kick off at 10:15 p.m. ET against BYU. With wins over Washington State and Oregon State, they are in the hunt for a New Years Six Bowl as the highest-ranked Group of 5 champion.Western Michigan: These Broncos are the only undefeated team remaining in the MAC and should stay that way after playing Eastern Michigan this weekend. Road wins at Northwestern and Illinois will help separate them in the eyes of the committee.Houston: The Cougars have lost their shot at the top four, but if the New Years Six Bowls were slotted today, based on the current Associated Press Top 25 poll, theyd still be in the Cotton Bowl against Boise State. The Broncos would be there because theyd earn the bid as the highest-ranked Group of 5 champion, and then Houston would go because it would be the highest-ranked available team after the Rose, Sugar and Orange bowls were filled.South Florida: With a win at Syracuse, and their only loss to Florida State, dont discount the Bulls. Theyre leading the AAC East, and if they run the table could earn that New Years Six bid.SuperlativesMost intriguing mascot battle: Lets give a little love to the FCS this week, where Campbell hosts Stetson, because its hard to beat a hat vs. a camel. OK, more precisely, Campbells Gaylord the Camel vs. the John B. Stetson mascot (yes, after the guy who actually made the Stetson hat). Dont worry, his boots are alligator skin -- not camel hair.Upset watch: North Carolina at Virginia. The Tar Heels have been living on the edge in the ACC race, beating Florida State, Pitt and Miami by a combined 10 points. Now they have to travel to Virginia for a second straight road game. If the Cavaliers dont turn the ball over, this could be close.Player in the spotlight: Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook. Hell be integral in helping the Sooners keep pace with Texas Tech. Westbrook has 26 catches for 574 yards and eight touchdowns in his past three games. QB Baker Mayfield is completing 89.3 percent of his attempts (25-of-28) when targeting Westbrook during that span.Matchup to watch: Alabamas defensive line vs. Texas A&Ms offensive line. A&M is giving up only one sack per game; Alabama is averaging four sacks. 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RALEIGH, N. Mario Gaspar Spain Jersey .C. -- The young Carolina Hurricanes are still learning to ride the highs and lows of the NHL season.Theyre doing just fine defending home ice, though.Lee Stempniak and Sebastian Aho scored on Carolinas first two shootout attempts, lifting the Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.Cam Ward made 23 saves and stopped two shots in the shootout for Carolina, which has points in each of its last nine home games (8-0-1) but had lost a 4-3 shootout heartbreaker to Washington on Friday night.Its rewarding to play well, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. I thought we played better last night than tonight -- we played better last night and lost and not as good tonight and won. What does that tell you? So I dont know. Youve got to stay with it, youve got to battle, youve got to compete.Carolina is 2-4 in shootouts this season.(Shootout wins) are pretty rare for me, so that felt pretty good, said Ward, who took the loss on Friday. Theres only one way to get over what happens in the shootouts. Today I felt more relaxed and calm than I did last night. I just told the boys I was due.Stempniak said he was happy just to get the shootout off on the right foot for his team.I guess theres some strategy whether you shoot first or second, Stempniak said. Weve tried everything, it seems like. If you get the first goal and then get the save it definitely puts some pressure on the other team. We got two goals and some big saves from Cam. Its great to get the second point.Joakim Nordstrom had a first-period goal for Carolina, and Evander Kane tied it late in the third.Anders Nilsson stopped 21 shots for Buffalo, which won all three meetings against Carolina last season.The teams will play again on Thursday night in Buffalo.Nordstrom put the Hurricanes ahead with 5:56 left in the first, beating Nilsson stick side on a rush with Jay McClement and Brett Pesce assisting.Buffalo tied it with 2:37 left when Kane, who has points in three straight games, tipped Jake McCabes shot past Ward stick side.We knew we were going to have to ramp up the game to scratch and claw to get a (third-period) goal, Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma said. I thought we did that, and we got a couple of chances to score. We finally get one with a big goal by Kane there on the backdoor tip-in.Game notes Bylsma has 299 career wins. ... This was the second half of Carolinas fifth back-to-back this season, and the Hurricanes are 4-1 in those second games. ... Pesce played in his 100th game, all with Carolina. ... Carolina C Andrej Nestrasil, D Klas Dahlbeck and D Ryan Murphy were all healthy scratches. ... C Derek Grant and D Justin Falk were healthy scratches for the Sabres. ... The teams meet three times this season, with the finale in Raleigh on Jan. 13.UP NEXTSabres: Visit Florida on Tuesday night.Hurricanes: Host Detroit on Monday night in the finale of their four-game homestand. Aritz Aduriz Spain Jersey .Y. -- Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that J. Jordi Alba Spain Jersey .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http://www.soccerspainauthority.com/david-silva-spain-jersey/ .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Chandler Burks threw two touchdowns and Chaston Bennett scored twice on the ground as Kennesaw State held off Gardner-Webb 47-39 on Saturday.The teams combined for 991 yards in total offense.The Bulldogs led just once, when Tyrell Maxwell threw a 38-yard touchdown to Jacob Henderson to finish a seven-play, 75-yard drive with 10:40 left in the first quarter.Kennesaw State (5-2, 1-1) responded with 26-0 run in an 11-minute span to seize control of the game. Bennett scored on runs oof 25 and 28 yards during the run. Juan Mata Spain Jersey. Burks 19-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Walker put the Owls on top 40-21 at halftime.Maxwell connected with Willie Jackson IV with 12:12 remaining on a 70-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 47-39. Maxwell threw three TDs and had an interception.Khalil Lewis rushed 18 times for 138 yards with two scores for Gardner Webb (3-5, 1-1). Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
MILWAUKEE -- The last team in the major leagues to produce a shutout this season, the Brewers now have seven in the teams last 30 games. Henrik Borgstrom Jersey . Including two straight over Miami. Yovani Gallardo and four relievers combined on a five hitter and Jonathan Lucroy and Rickie Weeks belted home runs in Milwaukees 6-0 victory over the Marlins on Saturday night, extending Miamis scoreless streak to 24 innings. "Yovani had great command today. He was really efficient," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. "When we command the ball were tough to get a lot of runs off of and the relievers keep doing their jobs." Roenicke said he was confident his staff would come around during their 67-game stretch to start the season without a shutout. "Some of the guys we knew were going to pitch well eventually," he said. "We all knew that sooner or later (Wily) Peralta was going to put it together once he got his command. We knew (Gallardo) was going to pitch better. Its good to see. "Early in the season we were getting down by so many runs early. It was tough on the offence. It was tough to stay in a ball game." That the Brewers pitchers have faced the NLs worst offensive team the past two games shouldnt diminish the accomplishments of his staff, Roenicke said. "I just know when we dont pitch well everyone hits us hard," he said. Gallardo (8-8) gave up five hits in 6 1-3 innings, striking out five and walking two. Lucroy collected four hits in four at-bats and finished a triple short of a cycle. "He can really hit," Roenicke said. "This year, I know he didnt start off well. But we really believe this is a guy who can drive in runs and hit for average." Lucroy knew hed come around. "Its just a matter of putting the work in," he said. "Im trying to stay within myself and find an approach that works. Im pretty much keeping it simple." The Brewers continued their dominance at home against the Marlins, having won 13 of the last 16 games at Miller Park, dating to 2009. The Brewers got to Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi (2-1) for two runs in the first inning. Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura hit back-to-back singles to start the frame and Ryan Braun followed with a two-run double off the base of the centre field wall. The Brewers loaded the bases later in the inning but failed to score. The Brewers extended their lead to 3-0 in the third when Lucroy hit a home run that caromed off the heel of the glove of Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. "Baseball is a crazy game," Lucroy said. "I told (Stanton) I owe him dinner when we play in Miami next year." Stanton was frustrated by his failure to make the catch. "Little things like that hurt us. It wouldnt have been a homer," he said. Weeks led off the fourth inning with a homer to centre field. Jeff Bianchi followed with a double and later scored on Aokis single, giving the Brewers a 5-0 advantage. Lucroys double drove in another run, as the Brewers sent eight batters to the plate in the inning. Eovaldi surrendered 10 hits and six runs in four innings. He struck out five and walked two. Miamis bullpen held Milwaukee scoreless over the final four innings. "Most of the counts, I was behind and the ball was up in the zone. Its frustrating. Its tough to pitch like that," Eovaldi said. Lack of control hurt Eovaldi, Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "He struggled with his command, he was up in the zone with his fastball, and they hit him pretty good," Redmond said. The Marlins loaded the bases in the sixth inning with one out, but Logan Morrison grounded into an inning-ending double play. "I thought we came out flat these first two games, especially offensively," Redmond said. "Were getting completely shut down. Were not getting guys on base and were not getting big hits." NOTES: As part of a Negro Leagues tribute, the Brewers wore reproduction uniforms of the Milwaukee Bears, the citys 1923 representative in the Negro National League. 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An offseason of high expectations for Washington ends Saturday when the No. Lee Nguyen Jersey . 14 Huskies host Rutgers, which will be playing its first game under coach Chris Ash.Ash spent the past two seasons as the co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State, helping the Buckeyes win the national championship in 2014. He also coordinated defenses at Arkansas and Wisconsin.Meanwhile, much of the optimism around Washington centers on third-year coach Chris Petersen, who is only 15-12 in two seasons with the Huskies but had a long run of success at Boise State before that.He seems to have Washington on the cusp of big things, returning eight starters from a defense that ranked as the best in the Pac-12 last year, allowing only 351.8 yards a game.The offense should launch behind sophomore quarterback Jake Browning, who passed for 2,955 yards while starting 12 games as a true freshman, and sophomore running back Myles Gaskin, who rushed for 1,302 yards and 14 touchdowns as a true freshman.Browning threw 16 touchdown passes and was intercepted 10 times in an offense that usually moved at a deliberate pace.From this year at this time, to last year, there is a big difference, Petersen said about Browning.He knows everything were talking about with quite certainty. ... One thing were really trying to stress with him is lets still try and keep it simple. Its still one-two throw, or run for your life. Sometimes you can make this game too complicated.Rutgers, which went 4-8 last season and had off-field issues that led to the dismissal of coach Kyle Flood, will enter Husky Stadium as a big underdog.Were ready to go and just really excited to find out where were at as a program, Ash said.One of the first things Ash had to do was settle on a quarterback. Chris Laviano got the nod over three others. He completed 60.9 percent of his passes last season -- the highest Rutgers percentage since 2008 -- but he no longer has receiver Leonte Carroo as a target. Carroo was a third-round pick of the Miami Dolphins.Rutgers will be facing a defense that returns two first-team All-Pac-12 defensive backs.Junior safety Budda Baker has started 24 of 25 games in his career and is a potential All-American. 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Trying to preserve his bullpen, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had Brett Marshall throw 108 pitches in his big league debut, then brought in Gonzalez. "We need one out," Girardi said. "Its not something I want to do, but for me to bring in another pitcher. I think it doesnt make a lot of sense there." Ibanez has connected three times in the first two games of his return to the ballpark in which -- last season at 40 years old -- he electrified crowds in late September and October with several key homers in the Yankees run to the AL championship series. This time, the cheers were replaced by boos for Hughes (2-3) when Ibanez connected for his 11th career slam. Ibanez homered again in the fifth inning off Marshall. "I said silliness happens here. Theres also something that happens here with Raul," teammate Brendan Ryan said. "Its awesome." Ibanez thinks its a coincidence that he had another special performance here. He says its not Yankee Stadium; his swing has been improving the past week or so. Ibanez raised his average that was .158 at the end of April to .224 after his 2 for 5 night. Kendrys Morales, Michael Morse and Michael Saunders each drove in a run in the highest-scoring first inning at the stadium that opened in 2009. Kyle Seager added a three-run shot off Marshall in the sixth. "He saved the bullpen is what he did for us," Girardi said of Marshalls 5 2-3 innings. "Thats not easy being a rookie, first time out there, and being asked to do that." The first inning outburst made it easy for Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma (5-1), who came in with a 1.74 ERA. He gave up solo homers to Vernon Wells -- his 10th -- and Chris Stewart. Delivering dastardly breaking pitches with a motion that has a lengthy pause when he reaches the top of his high leg kick, Iwakuma kept the Yankees off-balance. He gave up a season-high eight hits and two runs without walking a batter for the second straight start. Iwakuma struck out four. "Those were big gifts," Iwakuma said through a translator of the run support. After getting Saunders to lead off the game with a fly to left field on the second pitch of the game, nothing was easy for Hughes in the shortest start of his career. Dustin Ackley walked and Seager singled before Morales had an RBI single. Morse followed with another RBI hit before Hughes walked Justin Smoak to load the bases ahead of Ibanez. Former Yankees prospect Montero singled and, after a forceout, Saunders, the 10th batter of the inning, doubled in a run to make it 7-0 and chase Hughes. The right-hander never failed to make it out of the first in his 110 previous starts. "When I tried to go to changeup, slider, curveball, it seemed like nothing was there," Hughes said. "Nothing I could really go to to try and find a way out of it, and thats what happens." Ibanez hit an opposite-field drive to left field in the fifth and Seagers long ball came in the sixth to make it 12-2. The Yankees bullpen remained empty, leaving it up to Marshall to pitch deep into the game. With a chance for his first career three-homer game, Ibanez popped out foul in the sixth to David Adams, another Yankees player making his big league debut -- on his 26th birthday. Ibanez flied out in the eighth. He has 17 career mulithomer games. His previous came in the Bronx against Oakland on Sept. 22 for the Yankees against Oakland. Gonzalez, acquired last week from the Chicago Cubs, moved from shortstop to the mound with two outs in the ninth and runners on first and third. He retired Robert Andino on a routine flyball. NOTES: Adams got his first career hit in the sixth. ... Mariners manager Eric Wedge said LHP Felix Hernandez was "pretty sore this morning" but the ace should be fine after tweaking his back Tuesday night. Wedge said he doesnt think there will be any alteration of his routine between starts. ... Seattle OF Franklin Gutierrez (strained right hamstring) ran Tuesday and could begin a rehab assignment Thursday or Friday. ... The Yankees designated 3B Chris Nelson for assignment. Geoffrey Kondogbia Inter Milan Jersey . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. Mauro Icardi Inter Milan Jersey .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. http://www.intermilanfcfansshop.com/rodrigo-palacio-inter-milan-jersey/ . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. When South Africas A squad embarks on tours of Zimbabwe and Australia, the transfer of knowledge between players will be as important as catching the national selectors eyes. The group is a made up of players with international experience and those on the fringes of higher honours, and captain Stephen Cook hopes they will spur each other on.Its a great squad, weve got a lovely balance, Cook said at the teams training camp in Pretoria. These guys are all fantastic players in their own right, and I am sure we will all learn from one another.An experienced leader in franchise cricket, Cook takes charge of the A side with an ambition to cement his own place in the Test team. He made his debut in the fourth Test against England in Centurion, South Africas last Test in the 2015-16 summer, and scored a century. Cook was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak period for the side, and he will be one of the players they will rely on as they seek to re-start their climb up the rankings.Despite having been around for a long time - Cook has been playing in the domestic set-up for 16 years - he is still looking to develop, this time under Malibongwe Maketa, a coach he has not worked with before. Maketa, the Warriors coach, has been put in charge of the A side and Cook is interested in his insights. Its good to get fresh ideas, some fresh thinking from someone who coaches against you and analyses you in a different way to what your coach does, he said. Everyone can learn from each other and that makes for a healthy set-up.The word health has not been associated with South African cricket over the last year, with severe criticism of the structures at both national and domestic level, so to hear someone use it is refreshing. Cook believes there is strong competition as players hope to break into the national side. Guys here are putting up their hands to say, Hey I want to make that Proteas side in whatever format is required, he said. The guys are all up for it, they have all trained fantastically, our work ethic has been great.One area where they cannot be faulted - and Cook singled it out - is conditioning, even in mid-winter. Everyone is fit. In previous years, I have seen criticism levelled that the guys arrive unfit. This year, guys are all in tip-top shape and rearing to go which shows a good attitude, he said. Tommaso Berni Inter Milan Jersey. Thats the most important thing. If you can control your attitude, that takes care of a lot of the performance.A central figure in the fit-again stakes is Vernon Philander, who missed most of the previous season after tearing ankle ligaments during warm-ups ahead of AB de Villiers 100th Test against India in Bangalore. Philander made a comeback towards the end of the season and is now aiming to reclaim his place in the Test side to face New Zealand in August. He is also hoping to inspire the younger generation.As much as its for me to get back, its also to share my knowledge with these guys out here, Philander said. As long as I can help the younger ones coming through as well, I think Ive played my part in South African cricket.Someone like Sisanda Magala, a fast-bowling allrounder from the Eastern Cape, could benefit from having Philander around. Magala was the second highest wicket-taker for Warriors in the first-class competition and 13th overall with 27 wickets at 27.00, and is making his debut for the A side. I am very excited. Its my first time going overseas and my first time playing for South Africa A, so theres definitely lots of emotions going around, Magala said. I will try and be like a sponge and absorb as much as I can, learn from them, because they have been at this level for a long time.Another hopeful is Cobras four-day captain, Omphile Ramela, who has emerged as a promising top-order batsman. At 28, Ramela, who finished ninth on the first-class run charts with 592 runs at 42.28, seems to be entering his prime, and sees the A tour as taking him a little closer to the South African side. Its a stepping stone. I am trying to get closer to playing for the Proteas, Ramela said. These tours are important. Its important that we keep learning as players. I am still learning as a player, but I will be trying to help where I can.South Africa play two four-day matches in Zimbabwe, two in Australia, and then a quadrangular 50-over tournament in Australia, in which Wayne Parnell will take over from Cook as captain. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
ORCHARD PARK, N. Charles Barkley Jersey .Y. -- LeSean McCoy scored twice, including a career-best 75-yard run, and the Buffalo Bills won their second in a row by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-21 on Sunday.Tyrod Taylors 16-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with 10:46 remaining put the Bills ahead for good during a second half in which the teams traded the lead five times. Taylor also scored on a 7-yard run in helping to keep Buffalo in the playoff hunt.The Bills (6-5) won for the second straight week when trailing at halftime after doing so just once last season.Buffalo trailed the Jaguars 7-6 after two quarters on Sunday, and overcame a two-point deficit in a 16-12 win at Cincinnati last week.Taylor also produced just the second fourth-quarter comeback of his career, and improved to 2-11 when the Bills trail by four or more at any point in a game.The Jaguars (2-9) lost for the sixth straight game -- their longest skid since opening the 2014 season at 0-6.The game was decided with four minutes left, when the Jaguars were unable to convert a fourth-and-9 at the Buffalo 46. Blake Bortles hit Marquise Lee on a crossing pattern over the middle, but he was limited to a 4-yard gain.The Bills then took over and ran out the clock.Bortles went 13 of 26 for 126 yards and two touchdowns, and also had a career-best 81 yards rushing.The Jaguars offense was hampered by injuries. Chris Ivory, who opened the scoring with a 2-yard run, was sidelined in the first half by a hamstring injury. And then Jacksonville lost receiver Allen Hurns, also with a hamstring injury while diving into the end zone on a 12-yard catch and run .Hurns touchdown put the Jaguars up 21-20 in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.The Bills responded with Taylor leading an eight-play, 76-yard drive which he capped with a perfectly placed pass to Hunter at the goal line. McCoy then dived across the goal line for the 2-point conversion.McCoy finished with 103 yards rushing and showed few signs of being bothered a week after having surgery for a dislocated left thumb.His two touchdowns came 33 seconds apart spanning halftime.After scoring on a 7-yard run late in the second quarter, he opened the third quarter by scoring on Buffalos first snap from scrimmage. Taking the handoff, McCoy burst off right tackle and blew past defensive backs Jalen Ramsey and Tashuan Gipson.JAGS BIG OPENINGThe Jaguars snapped the NFLs longest active drought by scoring on their opening possession for the first time in 25 games. The streak began in Week 3 of the 2015 season, and featured the Jaguars combining for three field goals, punting 18 times and turning the ball over three times.Ivorys touchdown capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive spanning 6:45. The Jaguars converted three third-down chances, including their last one courtesy of a defensive holding penalty against Corey White on third-and-goal from the 3.WELCOME BACKSammy Watkins had three catches for 80 yards -- including a 62-yard catch -- in playing his first game in nine weeks since aggravating an injury to his surgically repaired left foot.INJURIESJaguars: Ivory (hamstring), WR Rashad Greene Sr. (Achilles) and FS Peyton Thompson (ankle) and Hurns (hamstring) did not return. 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Crawford still has a 1.86 goals-against average and .931 save percentage even after his struggles Wednesday night. Teammates said they werent concerned about the goaltenders performance and pointed to defensive improvements that were needed. "I dont really see anything terribly wrong with the way he played," Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. "Maybe some of the shots from far out that went in overshadowed some of the stops that he did make." Crawford drew heat for how much the Bruins exploited his glove side. Quennevillle called it "one of those games where pucks were going in. Chris Smalling England Jersey. " "Well visit with that, but all year long Corey has just moved on and he just moves from save to save and it doesnt faze him," he said. "Im sure hell be excited about getting back in there and get a good practice under our belt in the morning skate, and hell be back to doing his thing." Based on the Bruins success against him in Game 4, doing their thing means shooting the puck at Crawfords catching hand as often as possible. Boston players tried to laugh that off as a strategy. "The few goals were on the glove side there," forward Brad Marchand said. "But theres a ton of really nice opportunities we had there that he saved on the glove side as well. So just lucky shots." Emery hasnt appeared in the playoffs and last played April 24 against the Edmonton Oilers. That wont change for the start of Game 5 as the Blackhawks stick with Crawford without reservation. "Hes had that maturity and that character all year that hes been able to bounce back," Toews said. "Im not too worried about how hes going to play in the next game." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles are falling in the AL East standings and letting the pack catch up for the final wild card. Matt Besler Jersey .Dallas Keuchel was solid through eight innings, Yulieski Gurriel got a hit in his major league debut and the Houston Astros beat the Orioles 5-3 in a rain-delayed victory Sunday.The Astros won the last three games in the four-game series, outscoring Baltimore 32-13 over that stretch.The slumping Orioles have lost four of five and are 9-16 over their past 25 games. Theyre 2 1/2 games behind Toronto in the division, and the Astros are among four teams within 3 1/2 games of the Os for the second wild card.Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 37th home run, while Jonathan Schoop got his 19th homer for Baltimore.Thats baseball. Sometimes you score, sometimes you dont score, Schoop said. Weve got to keep in there, keep focused, keep bringing it, and its going to come.Keuchel (8-12), last years AL Cy Young Award winner, allowed two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts. Ken Giles picked up his third save despite allowing Trumbos homer.The start of the game was delayed 4 hours, 5 minutes because of storms. Another downpour at the end of the first inning prompted an additional 30-minute interruption. The Orioles were determined to play because it was the Astros last trip to Baltimore this season and teams would have needed to use an off-day to play a makeup game.I dont know what would have happened if this wasnt their last trip in here, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Weve gone down the road with playing on off days and stuff and thats a challenge. Were not the only team going through it. We both had the same conditions.Gurriel, a Cuban defector who signed a $47.5 million, five-year deal in July, singled in his first at-bat and went 1 for 2 with a walk as the designated hitter. He left the game in the eighth with right hamstring tightness and is day-to-day.I wasnt sure I was going to get my first hit that fast, Gurriel said. I will take care of (the ball) and put it away and put in a place that is very special.After missing the past two games with a groin issue, Jake Marisnick entered in the seventh, and his home run an inning later gave the Astros a 5-2 lead.Carlos Correa went 2 for 3 with two RBI for Houston.The Astros took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a two-out RBI single by A.J. Reed. Schoop tied it later in the inning with his solo shot.Houston put together a three-run fifth on an RBI single by Jose Altuve and a two-run double by Correa. Baltimore pulled within 4-2 later that inning when Nolan Reimold doubled and scored on a single by Adam Jones.Baltimores Yovani Gallardo (4-5) allowed four runs and seven hits over a season-tying high seven innings. Houston won the season series over Baltimore 6-1.WEST COAST BLUESThe Orioles went 12-22 against the AL West this season.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: RHP Chris Tillman, who had his start pushed back three days because of shoulder soreness, said he felt fine after Saturdays game when he allowed six runs, six hits and five walks in two-plus innings.MOVESThe Orioles recalled RHP Parker Bridwell from Triple-A Norfolk. He made his major league debut in the eighth inning and allowed the homer to Marisnick. Bridwell replaced RHP Odrisamer Despaigne, who was optioned to the Tides after allowing four runs in three innings Saturday.UP NEXTOrioles: Dylan Bundy (6-4, 3.36) has won three of his past four starts and gets his first start in the Beltway Series against the Washington Nationals in the opener Monday. Brad Guzan Jersey . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." Madrid is third in the Spanish league, six points behind leader Barcelona, going into Saturdays game against Valladolid. Darlington Nagbe Jersey . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. http://www.soccerusafansshop.com/Kyle-Beckerman-Copa-America-Jersey/ . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year. SAN DIEGO -- Melvin Gordon was having the game of his life, running for 111 yards on 23 carries, as the San Diego Chargers were trying to play catch-up against the Denver Broncos.Melvin ran better than maybe Ive ever seen him, center Matt Slauson said. He was decisive, confident and powerful. It was a lot of fun. Fun to watch, a lot of fun to block for a guy when he was running like that.And then it stopped.Trailing 27-19, the Chargers had the ball first-and-goal from the Denver 2 with 2:54 left Sunday. Gordons number wasnt called once. Philip Rivers threw four straight incompletions and Denver took over.Although the Chargers got the ball back with 2:08 to go, they didnt come close to scoring. They dropped to 3-5, snapping a two-game winning streak that had given fans a reason to think they could climb into the AFC West race.Although guarded in their comments, some offensive linemen said they had the confidence Gordon could have gained those 2 yards.Yeah, absolutely, left guard Orlando Franklin said. As an offensive lineman youre going to have pride. You talk about being efficient. We talk about four yards or more being efficient in the run game. Obviously, youre going to have confidence. Fact of the matter is, I dont get paid to game-plan. Thats not part of my job. The coaches are going to call whatever they think is going to put our team in the right position and its our job to go out there and execute.Said Slauson: As an offensive lineman, I want to run the ball every play. If I had it my way it would be 75 straight plays of just running the ball. The reality is, Im not in charge of calling plays. Thats (Ken) Whisenhunts job and hes a fabulous coordinator. Ive got all the confidence in the world in him.. Juan Agudelo Jersey. The dude spends, so many hours looking at what is going to put us in the right call. So any call he makes I have the full belief that it is the right call. Its not my job to second guess anything. Im here to block.Was there frustration as the pass calls kept coming in?Like I said, I want to run it all the time, Slauson said. But I dont have time to yell at Phil, `Why arent we running it? Were there to block the call and score and win and we didnt get that done.Asked if he wished the Chargers had tried a running play or two during that sequence, right tackle Joe Barksdale said: Im going to no-comment that one because theres no good answer to that question.Coach Mike McCoy refused to second-guess the play-calling.Regardless of what we call, I wish we score, McCoy said. Whether it was a run or pass, youre calling things you think are going to work and score for you. It didnt work. We can look at it today and say we should have called this or called that but we didnt score. We were all trying to score.Did he not have confidence Gordon could gain 2 yards?We called what we did. We got a great quarterback we thought could do what we did to score, and we didnt, McCoy said.The Chargers host Tennessee on Sunday, two days before the team will ask voters to approve an increase in the hotel occupancy tax to raise $1.15 billion to help pay for a new downtown stadium. The measure is expected to fall short of the third-thirds majority needed to pass.---Follow Bernie Wilson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/berniewilson---Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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