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NAPA, Calif. -- Two times this past weekend Authentic Brett Howden Womens Jersey in training camp, Eddie Vanderdoes burst through the line to sack Derek Carr. "Well," Carr said with an uneasy laugh, "he never brought me down." True, touching the quarterback is frowned upon in practice, let alone hitting him and taking him to the ground. But Vanderdoes has not had to make contact with the Oakland Raiders franchise quarterback to make an impression on Carr. Far from it.The rookie defensive tackle, who was selected in the third round of the draft out of UCLA, joined the first-team defense in the third practice of training camp and has not http://www.officiallightningproshop.com/Brett_Howden_Jerseysurrendered the spot since. Rather, he has gained some high praise from Carr. "Very explosive, great hands," Carr said when asked to give a scouting report of Vanderdoes. "He reminds me a lot of the way [Justin] Tuck can get skinny and shoot a gap. The way he plays with his hands, and if he gets beat the first time, he's going to counter again. If he gets beat, then he's going to counter again. His mind never stops. His motor never stops." Vanderdoes is the prodigal son in Northern California, as he grew up outside of Sacramento in Auburn and has been a frequent subject of the local media. His story is already one of a comeback, having dealt with a torn ACL in 2015 and ankle and bone-bruise injuries that hastened his weight ballooning up to 340 pounds last fall. But staying healthy and working with a nutritionist and trainer has the 6-foot-3 Vanderdoes closer to 300 pounds, more active and athletic. Even if he missed Tuesday's practice with a sore knee, he returned to practice on Wednesday. "I'm in good shape and where I want to be," Vanderdoes said after the Raiders drafted him. Perhaps more impressive is that Vanderdoes has elevated his play despite missing the entire offseason program following rookie minicamp because UCLA is on the quarter system. Then again, as #20 Ronde Barber Authentic Jersey a defensive player, his job is simply to attack the ball. The Raiders anticipate Vanderdoes, who lines up next to NFL defensive player of the year Khalil Mack in the team's 4-3 base alignment, providing the push from the interior that was missing last season. Only three of the Raiders' league-low 25 sacks came from defensive tackles. Call it the Vanderdoes Rules. That kind of player inside, with Bruce [Irvin] and Khalil rushing the outside, it's going to be a problem [for opponents], it really is," Carr said. "I'm really happy that we have [Vanderdoes] and he didn't go to another AFC West team and let them add another pass-rusher."Paging the Denver Broncos' Von Miller, the Kansas City Chiefs' Dee Ford and the Los Angeles Chargers' Joey Bosa. Yeah, Carr is content to face Vanderdoes in practice, thank you very much. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz made the most of his cameo in the preseason opener at the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, going 4-of-4 for 56 yards and a touchdown in a 24-9 loss. It was a sloppy game overall (what preseason tilt isn't?) and the Eagles walk away with more concerns at cornerback. The coaching staff has to be happy with what it saw out of a few of the rookies, however, namely defensive end Derek Barnett and wide receiver Mack Hollins. QB depth chart: Wentz was done after one series. With Nick Foles still dealing with a sore right http://www.authenticbuccaneersofficial.com/Nike-Ronde-Barber-Jersey.html elbow, Matt McGloin followed Wentz and received the bulk of the reps. Dane Evans finished the night. When it was starters vs. starters, the Eagles looked ...: A little shaky, but good enough to put six points on the board. Wentz was the driving force. He escaped pressure on a couple of different occasions, showing good awareness and pocket mobility while keeping his eyes downfield. He slipped out of the grasp of Clay Matthews, stepped up and fired a pass over the middle to rookie fourth-round pick Hollins, who stiff-armed his way past a pair of defenders en route to a 38-yard touchdown.One reason to be concerned: Cornerback Ron Brooks left early with a hamstring injury. The veteran is coming off a ruptured quad tendon. He is projected as the starting slot corner. The Eagles are scary-thin at cornerback and can ill afford to lose one of their better players. C.J. Smith, the second-year defensive back out of North Dakota State who has been competing for a starting job, got beat for a touchdown on a double move by Jeff Janis.
Aug 12 '17 · 0 comments
NHL players have competed in the past five Winter Olympics, dating Reebok NHL Men's Jason Kasdorf Navy Blue Home Authentic Jersey - #33 Buffalo Sabres to 1998. The 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be different. The league will not take a break next season to allow players to participate, as it has during recent Olympic seasons. But, even though NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in April that he considers "the matter officially closed," confusion still surrounds the conversation -- or perhaps it's just fans holding out hope that they'll see top players take the Olympic ice after all. Here's a primer on where things http://www.officialbuffalosabres.com/Adidas-Jason-Kasdorf-Jersey stand and what's at stake. Not with the league's blessing. The NHL scheduled its 2018 All Star Game for Jan. 28 in Tampa, Florida -- just two weeks before the Olympics begin, on Feb. 9; the last three times NHL players went to the Olympics (2006, 2010, 2014), there has not been an NHL midseason showcase. Then, in June, the league unveiled its 2017-18 regular-season schedule, with no Olympic break built in. It would be wholly unprecedented to re-arrange a schedule after it has been publicly released. The NHL is not going to budge. Some of the league's biggest stars -- Henrik Lundqvist, Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Carey Price, Jonathan Toews -- have publicly expressed disappointment about not playing in the Olympics. As one veteran Dalton Prout Youth Jersey player agent told ESPN.com: "Good luck finding a player who thinks this is a good idea." In April, the NHLPA called the decision "shortsighted," adding that "NHL players are patriotic and they do not take this lightly. A decent respect for the opinions of the players matters. This is the NHL's decision, and its alone. It is very unfortunate for the game, the players and millions of loyal hockey fans." Bettman has addressed the issue several times over the past year. He said the league's owners were reluctant to take a 17-day break in February when they http://www.officialcolumbusbluejackets.com/Adidas-Dalton-Prout-Jersey should be capitalizing on a dead period in other sports: the sweet spot, post-Super Bowl and pre-MLB spring training. Bettman also cited injury concerns from clubs. In essence, he said, the league doesn't get much out of it. Indeed, those aren't novel concerns. That's why the crux of the issue is a power play between the NHL, NHLPA and the International Olympic Committee. The league wanted the IOC to make concessions, which it didn't. The NHLPA wanted the sides to get it done. This could be used as a bargaining chip between the union and the league when the current collective bargaining agreement expires after the 2021-22 season. Four agencies have tried to hash it out: the NHL, the NHLPA, the IOC and the International Ice Hockey Federation -- with no luck. The IOC has previously funded players' travel and insurance (which, in 2014, amounted to $14 million). When the IOC took that off the table, the Tommy Wingels Womens Jersey IIHF stepped in and offered to cover $10 million. It was a nice gesture, but it didn't resolve all of the issues, including interrupting the NHL season for three weeks. The IOC issued a statement in April saying it "feels very sorry for the athletes." Ah, you're talking about Alex Ovechkin aren't you? The Russian superstar/Washington Capitals winger has vowed to play in the Olympics no matter what, approval be damned. Well, he probably would need approval from the Capitals' front office, especially since he would miss nine NHL games. In February, Caps owner Ted Leonsis told NHL.com: "If Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby and [Niklas] Backstrom tell us, 'We want to go play for our country,' how am I going to say no? I might get fined, I might get punished in some way, but I feel I'm in partnership with Nick and Braden and Alex." Last week, Ovechkin told the Russian-language http://www.officialsanjosesharks.com/Adidas-Tommy-Wingels-Jersey Sport Express that he still wants to play but that "as far as participation in the nearest Olympics is concerned, there are no changes." Besides Johannson, the most visible face will be coach Tony Granato. You might remember Granato as a player -- he was a 1988 Olympian and played for the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks -- or as a coach. He coached the Colorado Avalanche for three seasons, was an assistant for the Detroit Red Wings, and in 2016 became coach at his alma mater, Wisconsin. (You might also know Granato because his sister, Cammi, is one of the greatest American hockey players ever). Assisting Granato are familiar faces, including former players Chris Chelios and Scott Young. Yep, that Chris Chelios and that Scott Young.
Aug 11 '17 · 0 comments
Derek Jeter won the auction for the Miami Marlins, but Elite Nike Men's David Nelson Green Home Jersey: NFL #86 New York Jets you already knew that. In fact, the moment you heard Jeter was involved in a group pursuing the purchase of the Marlins, you probably figured muscle memory would rule the day and that No. 2 would finish No. 1. Jeter wins. It's what he does -- in baseball, in business, in life, in love. How many people on the face of the http://www.jetsshopnfl.com/david-nelson-jersey_c-398.html earth are better at something than Derek Jeter is at winning? Jeter is part of a group of investors headed by New York venture capitalist Bruce Sherman that is finalizing an agreement to buy the Marlins for $1.2 billion. The deal is likely to be announced within the next few days. Of course, this surprises absolutely nobody. Derek Jeter told his grade school teachers he would become a big league ballplayer, and those teachers Authentic Keith Tandy Womens Jersey told his parents their son needed more realistic goals. Jeter became a big league ballplayer. Derek Jeter told his youth baseball and basketball teammates in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that he would become a New York Yankee, and they thought those were wild, big-city dreams. Jeter became a Yankee as the sixth pick in the 1992 draft after the Cincinnati Reds decided, at the last second, that Chad Mottola was the better call as the fifth pick. Derek Jeter told his minor league teammate and friend, R.D. Long, that he would never allow the Yankees to use his dizzying number of errors as a reason to move him from shortstop to the outfield. Jeter became a lifer at shortstop. Derek Jeter told reporters http://www.tampabaybuccaneersauthorizedstore.com/keith-tandy-jersey-elite and fans and everyone else who asked that his primary post-playing mission was to become an owner. And voila, a little more than two seasons after he delivered his final Yankee Stadium hit as a 40-year-old -- a miraculous game winner, you'll recall -- he stands on the doorstep of MLB ownership. His first manager could be Don Mattingly, of all people. One spring training day, Mattingly was the Yankees captain who famously advised the novice Jeter, who was walking off an empty back field, to always run on or off a ballfield, "because you never know who's watching you." Jeter ran out everything for the rest of his baseball life, building his iconic career around a relentless drive that ultimately wore out his opponents. He developed into a first-ballot Hall of Famer on grit and resourcefulness more than on talent, and that will serve him well as an executive trying for the first time to win like a Yankee Malcolm Jenkins Womens Jersey without the benefit of a Yankee payroll. Jeter's teams won 22 postseason series -- 22 -- including five World Series titles. He had a lot of help in the form of manager Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, the Pettittes and Bernies and Tinos and Paulies and Posadas. And every last one of those Yankees will tell you their championship seasons revolved around the shortstop and his willingness to grind through injuries, through everything, in the ultimate grinders' sport. Jeter was to the Yankees' dynasty almost what Tom Brady is to the New England Patriots'. So you should go ahead and bet that Captain Intangibles will make a tangible difference if he ends up in an executive suite in Miami, where the Marlins are trying to break a streak of seven consecutive losing seasons. The franchise has managed 18 losing seasons out of 24 but has won two championships along the way, including the 2003 World Series against Jeter's Yankees. It has been a bizarre run defined by bizarre and destructive ownership choices. Jeter was pretty good at cleaning http://www.philadelphiaeaglesauthorizedstore.com/malcolm-jenkins-jersey-elite up George Steinbrenner's messes, and the experience will surely help him clean up Jeffrey Loria's. This much is certain: If Jeter's Marlins ever win the World Series, Jeter won't race onto the field and make an amateur-hour dash around the bases as Loria did in the old Yankee Stadium in 2003, right after ace Josh Beckett made the home team look like a junior high squad from the Bronx. Jeter will act like he's been there before, because, you know, he has. When MLB owners get around to approving this sale -- and who among them wouldn't want to trade Jeffrey Loria for Derek Jeter? -- Loria will walk away with $1.2 billion, a pretty good return on his $158 million investment in 2002. But baseball is the big winner here. Commissioner Rob Manfred didn't want his most marketable retired player spending the rest of his second career managing a website for athletes. If the Steinbrenners weren't going to give him a piece of the family business, baseball wanted Jeter to do what was once unthinkable: trade the pinstripes for a new uniform.
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Just when you thought Vince Wilfork Authentic Jersey the biggest story of the weekend might be the Ezekiel Elliott suspension, the Bills decided to flip their roster overnight with a pair of out-of-nowhere trades. Buffalo's new regime of Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane inherited a roster that appeared to top out short of the playoffs, so it's no surprise they've spent most of the offseason trying to undo deposed general manager Doug Whaley's mistakes. The Bills repeatedly traded down during the 2017 draft, grabbing an extra 2018 first-round pick from the Chiefs from their troubles, before firing Whaley the day after the http://www.houstontexansjerseystore.com/Vince_Wilfork_Jersey_Cheapdraft. On Friday, they added to their haul by acquiring a pair of 2018 picks as part of deals with the Eagles and Rams. Those trades amount to the following: Buffalo Bills get: WR Jordan Matthews, CB E.J. Gaines, Rams' 2018 second-round pick, Eagles' 2018 third-round pick Philadelphia Eagles get: CB Ronald Darby Los Angeles Rams get: WR Sammy Watkins, Bills' 2018 sixth-round pick The dust is still settling, but at first glance, let's run through the winners and losers from these three deals: As the Rams try to build some sort of offensive infrastructure for the 2016 first overall pick, it's hard to imagine their acquiring a better receiver to work with than Watkins, who averaged 80.5 receiving yards per game while healthy in Davis Webb Womens Jersey 2015, good for what would be nearly 1,300 receiving yards over a 16-game campaign. While Watkins hasn't lived up to the draft-day trade that saw the Bills deal two first-round picks to move up and acquire him ahead of Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014, injuries have been the problem, not talent. This was always going to be a huge season for Watkins, who was set to hit unrestricted free agency after the Bills declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal for 2018. Last year was a lost season for the Clemson product, given that the Bills repeatedly pushed Watkins onto the field with a clear foot injury before Watkins finally underwent what ended up as two surgeries on his left foot. It seemed likely that the http://www.nygiantsofficialstore.com/davis-webb-jersey-for-sale-c-66.html Bills would part company with Watkins after the year regardless of what happened. It's hard to see how Watkins will be in a better situation for either his short- or long-term future. After being traded to the Rams, who gave up a starting cornerback and a high pick to acquire him, Watkins is likely looking at the franchise tag if he breaks out in 2017. It's not clear that would have been the case in Buffalo, and the tag will cost him millions of dollars versus what he could get on the free market. He's also now set to play out his contract year with Goff, who was one of the worst quarterbacks in recent memory during his debut season, as opposed to the criminally underrated Tyrod Taylor. Goff should be better during his second season, especially with the arrival of Sean McVay from Washington as coach, but there's a chance Watkins is relying on a replacement-level quarterback to make him millions of dollars. Speaking of the Bills quarterback, Taylor also finds himself in a make-or-break year, even if that career might not be in western New York. Taylor just lost his top #13 Kurt Warner Jersey receiver, and while he's getting a viable weapon in Matthews, remember that Matthews was the focal point of a wide receiving corps that was seen as one of the worst in the league in Philadelphia last season. Even if you argue that Matthews has a higher floor than Watkins by virtue of missing a total of just two games over the past three seasons, it should take some time for Taylor to develop a rapport with his new No. 1 wideout. The presence of DiMarco (and Mike Tolbert) suggests that Matthews will be spending more time on the outside than he did in http://www.authenticramsofficialshop.com/Nike-Kurt-Warner-Jersey.html Philadelphia, where he was primarily a slot receiver. That could be a positive if he succeeds on the edge, given that some teams still discount the work done by receivers out of the slot.More than anything, though, it's clear that Matthews is going to get far more targets in Buffalo than he would have in Philadelphia, where he was competing with Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Darren Sproles and a bevy of tight ends for targets. Now Matthews will be the primary focus of a receiving corps that includes second-round pick Zay Jones, the newly signed Anquan Boldin, a limited Charles Clay and LeSean McCoy. The Vandy product has a great shot at topping the 117 targets he racked up a year ago, which could get Matthews paid this offseason. It's also possible that the Bills give him a sweetheart deal in an attempt to smooth things over with their fans in advance of what looks like another rebuild.
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Wil Myers was an impressionable 7-year-old Authentic Harrison Barnes #40 Youth jersey in the summer of 1998, when the nation was riveted by a home run competition between a red-headed Adonis from California and a charismatic slugger from the Dominican Republic. As Little League beckoned, Myers was captivated by the highlights and daily updates. He decorated his room in High Point, North Carolina, with the must-have wall adornment for elementary http://www.officialmavericksproshop.com/authentic-40-harrison-barnes-jersey.html school children from coast to coast. Myers fell asleep each night beneath posters of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and woke up each morning inspired by their pursuit of Roger Maris' record 61 home runs. One of those muscle-bound posters sprang to life in 2016, when Myers was entering his second year with the San Diego Padres and McGwire joined the team as manager Andy Green's bench coach. It would have been easy for a childhood admirer to be starstruck, except that McGwire was so approachable and free of superstar airs. "I don't even consider him Mark Authentic Xander Bogaerts #2 Youth jersey McGwire anymore,'' Myers says. "I just call him Mac. He's just a normal dude who was a great baseball player and hit really, really far home runs. He's as humble as anyone I've seen.'' This is a common sentiment in San Diego as McGwire completes his second season with the franchise in a publicity vacuum. The Padres have the second-youngest roster in the majors (a tick behind the Philadelphia Phillies), with an average age of 27.7 years old, and McGwire is in his element as a teacher and nurturing influence. He built a legacy marked by tape-measure home runs, but he is also remembered for a tearful televised confession, wall-to-wall news conferences and a controversial Congressional hearing. Now, http://www.officialauthenticredsox.com/authentic-2-xander-bogaerts-jersey.html McGwire is content to stay in the background and help mold young ballplayers. The first act of McGwire's career was wrought with contradictions and ended in the hardest of falls: He elicited gasps in increments of 450-500 feet, became a reluctant household name and ultimately emerged as a pariah for his record-setting exploits during Major League Baseball's PED era. The second act is less glamorous but in some ways more gratifying. McGwire reports to the park each day six hours or so before the first pitch, compiles scouting reports and takes advantage of the video and other technology available to the modern-day coach. Once players begin to arrive, he engages them in ball talk in the lunchroom, dugout and batting cages. It's not much of a stretch to say he's baseball-obsessed. "The common denominator between all of us who stayed in the game is that we love it so much," McGwire said. "It's in our blood. Once they throw the first pitch every night, the juices get flowing. I put myself in that box and at first base playing defense. I love that Harmon Killebrew #3 Womens jersey feeling." As McGwire completes his eighth season as a big league coach, his tenure is noteworthy for the absence of a personal or professional agenda. He dropped off the Hall of Fame ballot in 2016, so he has no reason to curry favor with baseball writers or lobby for support. Managing doesn't appear to be high on his priority list, either. When asked if he views coaching as a gateway to a managing gig, McGwire gives the impression that he's too engrossed in his current role to have time for career advancement. "I've never ruled out [managing]," McGwire said. "Let's just say I really enjoy what I'm doing. Wherever this takes me, I don't know." McGwire's persistence in a subordinate role is also noteworthy because of the list of big-name players who have dabbled in coaching in recent years, only to find the demands of the job too stressful and/or onerous to continue. Jeff Bagwell spent three months as the Houston Astros' hitting coach in 2010 before declining a two-year offer to return. Dante Bichette held the same role with the Colorado Rockies in http://www.authentictwinshop.com/authentic-3-harmon-killebrew-jersey.html 2013 before observing that "the tug of the family was too much.''It was big news when Barry Bonds joined Don Mattingly's staff in Miami in December 2015, but he lasted one season as hitting coach before the Marlins fired him. Bonds resurfaced in San Francisco this spring as a special advisor to Giants CEO Larry Baer, and he will have ample opportunity to ride his bike in the Bay Area between promotional appearances and working with young players in the system.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Larry Fitzgerald prides himself on being Men's Nike Los Angeles Chargers #52 Denzel Perryman Electric Blue Alternate Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL Jersey a historian of the NFL. As a child growing up in Minneapolis, Fitzgerald immersed himself in anything football-related. When his father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a sports writer, would bring home media guides, Larry Fitzgerald Jr. would read them from cover to cover, learning about everyone inside, from the owners to the trainers. It gave him an appreciation for the game that he still holds as he enters his 14th NFL season at age 33. When Fitzgerald spent last weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, that appreciation intensified as he took in the game’s history and reconnected with the game’s greats. But, Fitzgerald is wary that the next generation of NFL players doesn't share his level of respect for the players who laid the groundwork for the benefits they now reap. “I know all the players who have come before me and have a great respect for them,” Fitzgerald said. “I don’t know if the younger generation really knows or cares that much. It’s a completely http://www.officialnikechargershop.com/denzel-perryman-jersey-for-sale-c-14.html different generation. “You can take a young guy in there, they probably wouldn’t know 70 percent of the guys through there. I knew everybody from sight." But Fitzgerald will admit, he’s not like most players. “That’s just how I am, though,” he said. “My appreciation might be a little different than most.” The NFL took an important step Wednesday in what has been a five-year process to convert its officials into full-time league employees. After months of negotiations prompted by the NFL competition committee, the NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) agreed to the structure of a modest transition during the course of the 2017 season. How will this work? What will this mean for the industry? And, most importantly, will it improve the state of officiating? Let's take a closer look -- even closer than we did in this post from December. The current structure is a vestige of an otherwise forgotten era when almost everyone in the game -- including players and coaches -- were seasonal employees who had other jobs in the offseason. To this day, the NFL's 124 officials work on a contractor basis. They are paid well, but most of them have "day" jobs during the week and throughout the offseason. Some, including referees Shane Vereen Youth Jersey Walt Anderson and Terry McAulay, are officiating supervisors at the college level. Others have careers entirely unrelated to football. They are attorneys -- including referees Ed Hochuli, Ronald Torbert and Clete Blakeman -- as well as insurance agents, high school principals and financial advisers. The college football season is inching closer, which means the 2018 NFL draft will be here before you know it. The crew from Scouts Inc. and I spent the summer scouring tape and ranking the top draft prospects at each position. Each day over the next two weeks, we'll roll out a new position. We'll hit defense this week and offense next week. And remember: These are preliminary rankings -- there's no telling who will emerge this season. Click the links below to read our rankings of the positions we've evaluated so far: Luckily for the virtual Steelers, Bell won't be holding out of your game (although that would be a fantastic feature for future years, EA). But if you like running in Madden, Bell is the pixelated person for you. His agility (95) and awareness (91) are tied http://www.authenticnikegiantshop.com/Shane-Vereen-Jersey for fifth among running backs, and he has the best stiff arm among backs (95). His balance isn't surprising after he had 724 yards before contact and 544 yards after contact last season -- both numbers in the top 10. Antonio Brown was the top guy last year, and he's right behind Jones this year. Some could argue he should be ahead of him. But virtual and real-life Jones have earned the spectacular catch rating he has (98) after an 83-catch, 1,409-yard season last year -- better than Brown's 1,284 yards. Jones and Brown are together in catching (98) and are close in spectacular catch (Brown is 97), catch-in-traffic (Brown is 98, Jones is 97) and route-running (Brown is 97, Jones is 96). They are close in almost every rating except strength, where Jones is a 78 and Brown is a 54. That might have been the difference.
Aug 10 '17 · 0 comments
BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew Norichika Aoki Youth jersey Keaton Jennings will be very disappointed, although it does open up a can of worms in that he had the hardest of the opponents in South Africa, who have a really decent pace attack. With Mark Stoneman coming in against West Indies, what will we learn? He might have easier opposition but quite awkward conditions to make his mark in the day-night Test. Jennings has got a really good character, the England http://www.authentichoustonastros.com/Norichika-Aoki-Jerseyhierarchy like him very much and he works very hard at his game - that's what he's got to do to come back a better player. I suspect Mason Crane won't play at Edgbaston - it's a match where England will get their seamers out as the pink ball could do all sorts of strange things - but we will see him later in the series. He's only played a couple of seasons of first-class cricket and that's an awful lot to ask making the step up to Test cricket. He's one for the future and one England like the look of, but they will have to tread warily. The 28-year-old has played 17 Tests, taking 48 wickets at an average of 29.33 and scoring two half-centuries. He will compete with Roland-Jones for the third seamer's spot, but may also provide England another all-round option, potentially replacing Malan, with Ben Stokes or Jonny Bairstow moving up the batting order. "He was impressive in his return game at Lord's this Authentic Stephen Vogt Youth jersey week and if selected in the final line-up, he will be relishing the prospect of playing on his home ground," said Whitaker. National selector James Whitaker said he hoped Jennings will return to his county and "recapture the form" which made him the leading run-scorer in the 2016 County Championship. "I am sure he will find his confidence and look to score runs in the remaining matches of this season," added Whitaker. Haseeb Hameed, 20, was left out of the South Africa series after struggling this season and again misses out, despite an unbeaten 77 for Lancashire this week - his first half-century in first-class cricket this year. South African Van Niekerk had been hunting the first 200m-400m double since Michael Johnson 22 http://www.authenticoaklandathletics.com/Stephen-Vogt-Jersey years ago, while Makwala of Botswana had run a solo time trial to get this far after his initial controversial exclusion on medical grounds. But the 27-year-old Guliyev, who switched allegiance from his native Azerbaijan in 2011, held off Van Niekerk (20.11 seconds) and Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards (20.11) to win Turkey's first gold medal at a World Championships in 20.09 and pull off another upset at an unpredictable London 2017. "This is not a shock," said the champion. "But it does not feel real. "I have shown my best throughout this competition. I delivered my best race at the right time. I'm so happy to be world champion. This is the best moment of my career." Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was 0.13 seconds off bronze in fourth, another Authentic Steven Souza Womens jersey close miss for Britain to go with the fourth places for Laura Muir in the 1500m, Kyle Langford in the 800m and Callum Hawkins in the marathon. Mitchell-Blake told BBC Sport: "I am glad to come through healthy. I feel like I have let the nation down today. I know I had the calibre to get a medal. I wanted to win. That's all I thought about when I go out there." Olympic 400m hurdles champion Dalilah Muhammad had earlier been dethroned by her USA team-mate Kori Carter, as Britain's team captain Eilidh Doyle came home eighth. It has been a week where many of the big names have struggled, but one of the sport's great champions, double Olympic and world triple jump gold medallist Christian Taylor, once again excelled on the biggest stage as he held off fellow American Will Claye in a thrilling, seesaw final. Makwala had become the folk hero of London 2017 having been excluded http://www.authentictampabayrays.com/Steven-Souza-Jersey from both the 400m and 200m heats when the IAAF medical commission placed him in 48-hour quarantine after deciding he showed symptoms of norovirus. He then got through a time trial in sodden conditions on Wednesday evening to make the semi-finals, getting through those despite having only two hours recovery. But those efforts may have taken their toll in the least preferred of his two events, and he tired down the home straight to finish sixth in 20.44, his slowest time all week. He told BBC Sport: "The 400m was the one I put all my money on; the 200m I do sometimes for speed only. It's not like the 400m. I never use blocks, but I am happy I was in the final. "I thought I could get a medal, but I ran yesterday two difficult races and it wasn't easy. "I will leave the championships with my heart broken."
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NHL players have competed in the past five Winter Authentic Alexander Nylander Youth Jersey Olympics, dating to 1998. The 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be different. The league will not take a break next season to allow players to participate, as it has during recent Olympic seasons. But, even though NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in April that he considers "the matter officially closed," confusion still surrounds the conversation -- or perhaps it's just fans holding out hope that they'll see top players take the Olympic ice after all. Here's a primer on where things stand and what's http://www.officialbuffalosabres.com/Adidas-Alexander-Nylander-Jersey at stake. Not with the league's blessing. The NHL scheduled its 2018 All Star Game for Jan. 28 in Tampa, Florida -- just two weeks before the Olympics begin, on Feb. 9; the last three times NHL players went to the Olympics (2006, 2010, 2014), there has not been an NHL midseason showcase. Then, in June, the league unveiled its 2017-18 regular-season schedule, with no Olympic break built in. It would be wholly unprecedented to re-arrange a schedule after it has been publicly released. The NHL is not going to budge. Some of the league's biggest stars -- Henrik Lundqvist, Connor McDavid, Alex Authentic Nick Foligno Womens Jersey Ovechkin, Carey Price, Jonathan Toews -- have publicly expressed disappointment about not playing in the Olympics. As one veteran player agent told ESPN.com: "Good luck finding a player who thinks this is a good idea." In April, the NHLPA called the decision "shortsighted," adding that "NHL players are patriotic and they do not take this lightly. A decent respect for the opinions of the players matters. This is the NHL's decision, and its alone. It is very unfortunate for the game, the players and millions of loyal hockey fans." Bettman has addressed the issue several times over the past year. He said the league's owners were reluctant to take a 17-day break in February when they should be http://www.officialcolumbusbluejackets.com/Adidas-Nick-Foligno-Jersey capitalizing on a dead period in other sports: the sweet spot, post-Super Bowl and pre-MLB spring training. Bettman also cited injury concerns from clubs. In essence, he said, the league doesn't get much out of it Ah, you're talking about Alex Ovechkin aren't you? The Russian superstar/Washington Capitals winger has vowed to play in the Olympics no matter what, approval be damned. Well, he probably would need approval from the Capitals' front office, especially since he would miss nine NHL games. In February, Caps owner Ted Leonsis told NHL.com: "If Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby and [Niklas] Backstrom tell us, 'We want to go play for our country,' how am I going to say no? I might get fined, I might get punished in some way, but I feel I'm in partnership with Nick and Braden and Alex." Last week, Ovechkin told the Russian-language Sport Express that he still wants to play but that "as far as participation in the nearest Authentic Brent Burns Womens Jersey Olympics is concerned, there are no changes." Besides Johannson, the most visible face will be coach Tony Granato. You might remember Granato as a player -- he was a 1988 Olympian and played for the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks -- or as a coach. He coached the Colorado Avalanche for three seasons, was an assistant for the Detroit Red Wings, and in 2016 became coach at his alma mater, Wisconsin. (You might also know Granato because his sister, Cammi, is one of the greatest American hockey players ever). Assisting Granato are familiar faces, including former players Chris Chelios and Scott Young. Yep, that Chris Chelios and that Scott Young. t will include a lot of names you don't know now -- but hopefully will soon. The U.S. coaches are looking at minor league players (although the league announced Monday that any minor leaguer with an http://www.officialsanjosesharks.com/Adidas-Brent-Burns-Jersey active NHL contract will not be allowed to participate), players on overseas contracts and collegians. There's a chance some retired NHL players or players mulling retirement might make the roster. For example, Team Canada might have the services of Shane Doan and Jarome Iginla, who are both currently without NHL contracts. Granato says the U.S. expects to compete for a medal, and he has reason for that optimism: the Americans should be in the mix along with Canada, Finland and Sweden. Russia is the likely favorite, though, with an exceptional pool of players outside the NHL from which to draw. By the way, the 2018 KHL schedule includes a 33-day Olympic break.
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Through the first half of the season, Aaron NFL Nike Youth Alshon Jeffery Black Alternate Game Jersey - #17 Philadelphia Eagles Judge was baseball’s version of a perfect hitter. The New York Yankees rookie boasted a .329 average with a 1.139 OPS and 30 home runs heading into the All-Star break. He could do no wrong at the plate, right through the Home Run Derby, which he won with an amazing performance. But baseball is a game of adjustments. And the league has since adjusted to Judge. The right fielder is struggling in the second half, hitting .182 through Monday's games, with a .710 OPS and five home runs in 22 games. So, what http://www.philadelphiaeaglesauthorizedstore.com/leodis-mckelvin-jersey-elite happened? Let's take a look at how the league has adjusted to Judge. One of the biggest adjustments pitchers have made against the rookie in the second half is throwing more fastballs and targeting them out of the strike zone. They've also pitched him higher in the zone and above the zone. Judge went from seeing pitches regularly over the middle of the plate to pitches that are regularly up around his eyes. He's often obliged by swinging at those pitches with highly unfavorable results. Pitchers Justin Evans Youth Jerseyare throwing sliders more often to Judge as well -- 28 percent of the time compared to 22 percent prior to the All-Star break. They're locating them better, as the heat map below shows. Judge has seen 119 sliders in the second half, has swung at 56 and missed 36. He has no hits and 20 outs against them. What has happened to Judge is not surprising. His paces in the first half were otherworldly, after all. Judge had a .426 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) in the first half of the season. If maintained for a full season, that would have been the highest BABIP in the live ball era (since 1920), breaking the mark of .423 set by Babe Ruth in 1923. The last player to be within 15 points of Ruth did so 40 years ago (Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew, .408 for the 1977 Twins). His BABIP since the All-Star break is .237. What caused this decline? Judge's ground ball rate http://www.tampabaybuccaneersauthorizedstore.com/justin-evans-jersey-elite and line-drive rate are down 8 and 7 percentage points, respectively. His fly ball rate is up 16 percentage points. Fly balls are the toughest batted balls on which to get hits. Also of note: Judge's rate of home runs per fly ball at the All-Star break (42 percent) would also have been the highest over a full season since the stat first became available in 2002. Only two players have managed even a 32 percent rate (Jim Thome in 2001 and Ryan Howard in 2006). Judge's fly balls averaged 100.3 mph in the first half. They're averaging 95.5 in the second half. Another indication of Judge not squaring balls up as well as he had been: In the first half, he slugged a best-in-the-majors 1.056 against "mistake pitches" (pitches over the middle-third of the plate both height-wise and width-wise). That was 283 points better than the next-best player (George Springer). Judge's slugging David Harris Youth Jersey percentage on those pitches since the break is .500, which ranks 78th. In other words, opponents are pitching him smarter and better. Now it's up to him to adjust. MLB announced Wednesday the details of Players Weekend, which will take place on Aug. 25 through 27. The promotion will include new uniforms, with most players -- including those on the Yankees -- wearing nicknames instead of their last names. The Players Weekend program has several unusual uniform-related components. Here's a detailed look, going one element at a time: New jerseys and caps. All 30 MLB teams will wear bright-colored jerseys with contrasting sleeves. The jerseys will be pullovers, not button-fronts. There will also be a new set of bright-colored caps, many of which feature either slight modifications to the teams' familiar cap logos or, in some cases, new logos that have never appeared on a cap before. The Phillies' cap, for example, features a blue Liberty Bell In addition, the usual color restrictions on shoes, batting gloves, compression sleeves and other accessories will be relaxed, allowing players to express themselves a bit more. The move is reminiscent of the NFL's decision to allow custom-painted cleats during Week 13 of the 2016 season. In http://www.jetsshopnfl.com/david-harris-jersey_c-429.htmladdition to being worn on Aug. 25-27, the new uniforms will also be worn on Aug. 20 when the Cardinals and Pirates face off in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series. Paul Lukas was nicknamed "Luke" when he was growing up. If you like this column, you'll probably like his Uni Watch Blog, plus you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Want to learn about his Uni Watch Membership Program, check out his Uni Watch merchandise, be added to his mailing list so you'll always know when a new column has been posted, or just ask him a question? Contact him here.
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For McCoy, it started with a play Authentic #6 Johnny Hekker Youth Jersey in which he's asked to pick a side, then make the throw. This time, the side he picked ended up being covered. Rather than reset, work his way back to the other side and find his running back, McCoy tossed the ball into the dirt. "It wasn't a terrible decision," McCoy said. "But Jay was like, 'Hey, when did we install this?' Uh, Day 1. He goes, 'Um, is the halfback eligible?' I go, yeah. He says, 'OK, I'm just checking.' "That's in front of the team. Yeah, I missed it and he certainly won't let that slide. Yeah, I know he's eligible. But I'll hit it next time." That's the Gruden way: often getting his message across through humor or sarcasm. It's one reason receiver Terrelle Pryor called Gruden "funny http://www.authenticramsofficialshop.com/Nike-Johnny-Hekker-Jersey.html as hell." "I can't wait to get to meetings to hear him talk because he's just so funny," Pryor said. "And, you know, you're tired, your legs are tired, but it's good to have a coach that's amused." Gruden said it's not as if he makes a conscious effort to inject humor or sarcasm. It's just his style. He's not trying to be Chris Rock; he's just trying to make a point. "It's just a gut feeling on what the situation is," Gruden said. "Sometimes it's not humorous at all and you have to be serious and put out fires and eliminate those. But I don't need to be a hard-ass 24-7. It's good to get these guys light and let them play and have fun. But you still have to motivate them and get the most out of them. "There's a fine line there, but I'll cut it up with some guys. Sometimes when they mess up you don't need to curse them out. I can get my point across in other ways." Gruden isn't running a comedy shop; it's just one way he sends a message. Part of it stems perhaps from being a guy more comfortable in his role. During one slight break in practice last week, a fan Darian Thompson Authentic Jerseyyelled out about Gruden's weight loss -- he's down 22 pounds -- and the coach smiled and tapped his belly. But he's also the same guy who angrily banished Bashaud Breeland to the sideline earlier this week after the corner had lost his poise -- during a walk-through. Gruden shouted for him to leave the field; Breeland stayed. Gruden repeated his demand, using an expletive. Breeland stepped off the field. Monday, Gruden snapped at offensive players for how they broke the huddle. Last season, much was made of Gruden chewing out his players after a loss in Arizona. "He expects guys in the locker room to lead, and he expects guys to know their responsibilities to do their http://www.nygiantsofficialstore.com/darian-thompson-jersey-for-sale-c-31.html jobs," McCoy said, "We all know his standards. If that's ever out of line, Jay will be the first to step in and set it straight." Gruden will send messages to anyone -- as he was being interviewed, one player walked by and asked him to say something nice about him; Gruden told him to keep his pads down. "See, that was a joke but it really wasn't," he said as the player left. Gruden saves his best work for the quarterbacks -- the position he played once upon a time at Louisville and in the Arena Football League. Even Redskins starter Kirk Cousins gets his share. Sometimes it's big; other times it's not. "The other day we're talking, and this isn't cutting," Cousins said, "but he said, 'What were you thinking on that play?' I said, I thought ... and I was going to say, 'I thought the coverage was going to be this' or 'I thought the blitz was going to be that.' He said, 'You know who the worst player in football was?' I said, 'Who's that?' He said, 'I thought.' "He has quick one-liners that don't give room for a response. You learn to smile and take the coaching point and move on." But Gruden loves zinging one quarterback in particular: second-year player Nate Sudfeld. "I kill Sudfeld, I just murder Tyler Ervin Jersey Sudfeld," Gruden said, with obvious glee. "He takes it so well and is such a good sport, but to be a quarterback you better have thick skin. You have to get on them hard, and I have some pretty good stuff." Sudfeld won't dispute any of that. "If we're doing team drills and someone is too close to the line, he's like, 'Get back, Sudfeld!' even if I'm already behind the play," he said. "If a ball is incomplete he's like, 'Who is that? Sudfeld?' Even if it's not me. It's good, fun stuff. There's a few of us Jay goes after. I'm his guinea pig at times. He always coaches me up. But I'd rather have him say stuff to me than nothing at all."Ditto, says Matt Hazel, a second-year receiver fighting for a roster spot. Last summer, Hazel, listed at 6-foot-1, weighed 205 pounds with 15 percent body fat. And Gruden loves needling Hazel. Point made. Hazel reported to camp at 197 pounds and 8 percent body http://www.houstontexansjerseystore.com/Tyler_Ervin_Jersey_Cheapfat, though Gruden still razzes him about other stuff. Sometimes, Gruden's humor emerges in unexpected ways, like in team meetings the night before games. "He'll say something and then bring up a rap lyric: 'I remember one time when so and so said this,'" linebacker Will Compton said. Compton guessed that Gruden's son, Jack, fed him the rap lyrics. Nope. "From my iPod," Gruden said. Mostly, though, it's about improving performance. Tight end Niles Paul, in his seventh season, said Gruden will razz him after poor routes, yelling, "I can run a route better than that." Message sent."Nobody wants to be embarrassed by their coaches. He uses zingers in a way where it's funny and playful, but correcting," Paul said. "It's better than a coach killing your confidence. ... You want to correct it because you know he's always watching."
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