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COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- FC Porto missed a chance to guarantee its place in the knockout stages of the Champions League after being held to a 0-0 draw in Group G by FC Copenhagen on Tuesday. Wholesale Rangers Jerseys .The Danes can advance in the second spot if Porto only draws against Leicester in the last round and Copenhagen beats last-placed Brugge. Both teams would be on nine points with Copenhagen having a better head-to-head record.Copenhagen started aggressively with Benjamin Verbic looking dangerous, while Ludwig Augustinsson and Andrija Pavlovic had shots blocked. For Porto, Andre Silva and Diogo Jota also threatened.After halftime, Copenhagen lost the initiative, allowing Portos Maximiliano Pereira, Silva, Jesus Coruna and Jota to keep goalkeeper Robin Olsen busy.It was always going to be a tough task for Porto with Copenhagen now unbeaten at home for 33 matches over 15 months.The third-placed team out of the two clubs is guaranteed a spot in the Europa League. Rangers Jerseys Outlet .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Cheap Rangers Jerseys .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. NEW YORK -- Ryan Fitzpatricks grip on the Jets starting quarterback job all depends on his injured knee.Coach Todd Bowles announced Monday that Fitzpatrick is day to day with a sprained left knee and that his status for New Yorks game Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams is uncertain.Well know more as the week progresses, Bowles said during a conference call. Ive got to see him run around a little bit on Wednesday and Thursday first.Fitzpatrick injured his knee during the third quarter of the Jets 27-23 loss at Miami on Sunday. The quarterback left for a series and was replaced by Bryce Petty, but he returned and finished the game while wearing a brace on the knee. It was heavily wrapped when he spoke to the media afterward.While the injury is not believed to be serious, Bowles says Petty would start Sunday if Fitzpatrick is not healthy enough.If he misses a significant amount of time, then Bryce will play, Bowles said. I mean, hed have to practice some on Friday, at least, and have a good understanding of the game plan and well make a decision going forward.Petty was a fourth-round pick in last years draft out of Baylor. He injured his right shoulder in the preseason finale and was unavailable during the first few weeks of the regular season.Petty is now the backup to Fitzpatrick after Geno Smith suffered a season-ending knnee injury against Baltimore two weeks ago. Discount Rangers Jerseys. Yeah, hell be ready, Bowles said of Petty, who was 2 of 2 for 19 yards in his first regular-season action.Fitzpatrick had been benched in favor of Smith against the Ravens after throwing 11 interceptions in the first six games, but he regained his starting role when Smith got hurt.Fitzpatricks struggles have continued, however, including throwing two interceptions against the Dolphins. That has some fans and media clamoring for the Jets to give Petty a chance at starting.Were down, not out right now, and Im not worried about turning the page, Bowles said. Im worried about who gives us the best chance to win, and right now Fitz gives us the best chance to win -- if hes healthy. If not, then Bryce will get his shot to play.Bowles also announced that cornerback Marcus Williams has a high ankle sprain that could sideline him for multiple games.Williams is tied with Marcus Gilchrist for the team lead with two interceptions this season. He led the Jets last season with six interceptions and has played 75 percent of the defensive snaps as a key part of Bowles defense.---For more NFL coverage: and 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 ' ' '
GAME OF THE WEEKNo. Youth Athletics Jerseys . 8 Oklahoma (8-2, 7-0 Big 12) at No. 10 West Virginia (8-1, 5-1). The first matchup of Top 10 teams in the league this season, and a game that could end the Big 12 title chase. If No. 13 Oklahoma State loses at TCU earlier in the day, coach Bob Stoops and the Sooners could be playing in prime time to clinch their 10th Big 12 championship . West Virginia is eliminated from contention with a loss. The Sooners have a 14-game conference winning streak, though their last three road games have been decided by 10 points or less. Since joining the Big 12 in 2012, the Mountaineers have beaten every conference team -- except Oklahoma.BEST MATCHUPMason Rudolph vs. Kenny Hill, two quarterbacks with different styles. Rudolph, a passing QB, leads No. 13 Oklahoma State (8-2, 6-1) against dual-threat Hill and the Horned Frogs (5-4, 3-3). Rudolph is second in the Big 12 with 338.7 total yards per game -- 338.4 yards per game passing (He has only 3 yards rushing this season). Hill is third in the Big 12 with 336 total yards per game -- 299 passing and 37 rushing -- and the Frogs could be looking for more designed runs for him. The Cowboys have a six-game winning streak since losing at Baylor to open conference play. TCU is coming off an open date after a 40-point win at Baylor.INSIDE THE NUMBERSBaylor has lost three games in a row for the first time since a four-game losing streak in 2012. The Bears (6-3, 3-3) play their home finale against Kansas State. ... Texas Tech (4-6, 2-5), which has to win its last two games to get bowl eligible, has allowed at least 44 points in seven games this season. ... Gary Patterson marks his 200th game as TCUs coach, only Dutch Meyer has coached more games for the Horned Frogs (201). ... Iowa State has averaged 420 total yards per game the last seven games, a 102-yard increase over its first three games.LONG SHOTUnfortunately for Kansas (1-9, 0-7), it seems like the Jayhawks are always longshots. They have lost 19 consecutive Big 12 games and are more than three-TD underdogs at home against Texas and national rushing leader DOnta Foreman (179 yards per game), who has tied 1977 Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbells school record with 11 consecutive 100-yard games. Kansas is 110th nationally, allowing 226 yards rushing per game. The Longhorns (5-5, 3-4) get bowl eligible with a victory.IMPACT PERFORMERSKansas State defenders Elijah Lee and Jordan Willis. Willis, a senior defensive end, leads the league with nine sacks and second with 13 1/2 tackles for losses. Lee, a junior linebacker, is tied for second in the Big 12 with 8.6 tackles per game.---Compiled by AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins in Fort Worth, Texas.---More AP college football: and . Womens Athletics Jerseys . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. Athletics Jerseys Outlet . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day. .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. WEST BROMWICH, England -- The takeover of English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion by Chinese investors has been finalized.West Brom said in a statement that the purchase of the club by Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Limited, announced in August, was completed on Thursday. The takeover had been subject to approval by the league and English financial authorities.Lai Guochuan will head the new ownership group. He oversaw the development of the landscaping company Palm, which started out as a plant nursery business and now develops eco-towns in China and is worth 1.8 million pounds ($2.36 milllion). Authentic Athletics Jerseys. He has purchased an 88 percent stake in the club owned by chairman Jeremy Peace, who is stepping down.West Brom, which has been in the Premier League since 2010, joins fellow English teams Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Birmingham in being owned or part-owned by Chinese investors.Manchester City also announced in December that China Media Capital Holdings and CITIC Capital were investing $400 million to buy 13 percent of the clubs umbrella organization. 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 ' ' '
PIESTANY, Slovakia -- Goaltender Julio Billia made 21 saves Saturday and Canada blanked the United States 4-0 in the final of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial mens under-18 hockey tournament. Mariners Jerseys From China . Its Canadas sixth straight gold medal at the summer event, co-hosted by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Canada looked dominant in a rematch of last years under-18 world championship final, which Canada won 3-2. "When you put the Canadian sweater on, theres a lot of pride," Canada coach Dale Hunter said. "These kids here had a lot of pride at thats what theyre going to bring when the (under-18) world championships come next year." Michael Dal Colle opened the scoring at 3:58 of the first period. Canada took a slashing penalty 30 seconds later, but prevented the United States from capitalizing to get back in the game. From there Canada kept the pressure on the U.S., while Billia took care of what chances the Americans managed to get. "Youre going to get some shots against, and when they were there he was solid," Hunter said of Billia. "He was really good on rebounds and didnt give them a second shot." Jayce Hawryluk made it 2-0 with a second-period goal, then Aaron Ekblad and Brendan Lemieux scored in the third to put the game away. Spencer Watson added three assists to give him a tournament-high 10 points (four goals, six assists). Hunter had praise for Canadas penalty-killing unit, which kept the U.S. scoreless in three opportunities. "There werent a lot of penalties, but they were at key moments of the game," Hunter said. "When you kill them off it gives the rest of the team momentum." Alex Nedeljkovic made 26 saves but took the loss in goal for the United States. In the bronze-medal game, Lukas Vopelka scored with 1:25 left in regulation as the Czech Republic beat Russia 3-2. Authentic Mariners Jerseys . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. Cheap Mariners Jerseys . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5.Leroy Fers 90th-minute header helped the Netherlands steal victory away from Germany at the UEFA Under-21 Mens Championship after the Dutch side looked to have given the game away. Fer connected with a Marco van Ginkel corner just minutes after he missed a glorious opportunity to give the Netherlands a 3-2 advantage that would hold until the final whistle. The Dutch went up 2-0 before the first half was even done, thanks to some fancy footwork from Adam Maher in the 24th minute and a blast from Georginio Wijnaldum that German keeper Bernd Leno just couldnt get enough of to keep out. However, fortunes would turn Germanys way in the opening minutes of the second half. Sebastian Rudy caught Dutch keeper Jeroen Zoet guessing the wrong way on a 47th-minute penalty. It was Zoet himself that was responsible for the penalty after taking dowwn Lewis Holtby in the box. Mariners Jerseys Outlet. Holtby would get revenge of his own, driving a low shot past Zoet in the 81st minute to pull Germany level, but the German squad had too little time after Fers winner to equalize once more. In the days other match, the defending champions from Spain also left their result until late before earning a 1-0 victory over Russia. Spain had been stymied by Russias defence as well as an inability to finish their own chances before Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata found the net in the 82nd minute. Having come on as a substitute in the 63rd, Morata flicked a header past Russian keeper Nikolai Zabolotini off a curling free kick from Thiago Alcantara. Manchester United keeper David de Gea had an easy day in the Spanish net as Russias lone attempt at the goal for the match was off target. 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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HOUSTON -- Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he is confident the conferences university presidents will make progress on their exploration of expansion by the time they meet in mid-October. Discount Nuggets Jerseys .But Bowlsby, speaking before the game between No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 15 Houston at NRG Stadium, had little to say about where the Big 12 stands as it considers adding schools to the 10-team league. Houston is among the schools being considered by the Big 12.A person with direct knowledge of the situation told the AP on Friday the Big 12 had narrowed its candidates to 11 and meetings with those schools would be held next week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the conference is not making its work on expansion public.Bowlsby would not confirm those meetings. The Big 12 announced in July the presidents and chancellors had given Bowlsby the go-ahead to start gathering information on potential candidates for expansion. The conference has said it will consider adding two or four teams, but has not committed to expanding.I dont have a vote, Bowlsby said. Thats at the behest of the presidents and chancellors. I am confident they will make progress (by Oct. 17).Big 12 officials are expected to meet with BYU, Air Force, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Colorado State, Houston, Rice, SMU, South Florida and Tulane.Houston is one of five American Athletic Conference schools on that list. The Cougars won the AAC last season and beat Florida State in the Peach Bowl to finish 13-1.Bowlsby and American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco attended a dinner held by game organizers on Friday night. Aresco and Bowlsby said they did not discuss expansion at the dinner.Prior to that he did say he would try to give me a heads up on timetable and how many teams they might be ultimately looking at, Aresco said.Aresco said he has heard from some members of his conference that are involved in the process, but that he has promised those schools confidentiality.Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek said during halftime that he had not met with Bowlsby. He declined to say if Houston officials would be meeting with Big 12 officials.I dont know that it feels like an audition, but Im glad weve got this opportunity today, Yurachek said.Yurachek noted that when the school gave Cougars coach Tom Herman a new contract that paid him $3 million per year after last season, the deal also included a one-time $5 million bonus if Houston joins a Power Five conference while he is coach. Nuggets Jerseys Outlet .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. Youth Nuggets Jerseys . Mickelson barely made the cut but had the best round of the day with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. Lee shot a 69 for a 12-under 204 total. "I just love the fact I am in contention and have an opportunity in my first tournament of the year here in Abu Dhabi," Mickelson said. . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. LIVERPOOL, England -- Leicesters post-championship hangover continued as it lost to an impressive Liverpool 4-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.The Reds dominated for large parts, and took advantage of their early pressure to go 2-0 up half an hour in.Roberto Firmino scored the first of his pair with a smart finish following a long pass from James Milner. The lead was doubled by Sadio Mane squeezing the ball in following a brilliant backheel assist from Daniel Sturridge.A bizarre piece of play led to Leicester pulling one back before halftime. Lucas, used as a center back by manager Juergen Klopp, inadvertently passed the ball across his own goal to unmarked Leiccester striker Jamie Vardy, who put the gift into the open goal. Nuggets Jerseys From China. This gave Leicester a bit of momentum, but the champion was unable to draw level, and soon found itself further behind.Adam Lallana scored Liverpools third, a thunderbolt from close range that gave Kasper Schmeichel no chance in the Leicester goal.Firmino rounded off Liverpools fine performance in the 89th, staying calm to slot home after a Schmeichel misjudgment.Liverpool seems to be finding its feet, and Klopp will hope his team can put its past inconsistency behind it. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Buddy Hield, who led Oklahoma to the Final Four last season, scored 16 points in his first game back in the state.PACERS 111, CLIPPERS 102LOS ANGELES -- Thaddeus Young scored 17 points and Indiana rallied from 15 points down to beat Los Angeles, sweeping the season series for the first time since 2013-14 with just its second road win of the season.Paul George scored 16 points in his return after missing four of the last five games with a sore left ankle and back. Rodney Stuckey also had 16 points and Jeff Teague added 15 points.Blake Griffin had 24 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, whose two-game winning streak was snapped in their return to Staples Center. 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Rutgers led 34-20 at halftime and the Rams were able to close within seven five times -- the last time at 47-40 -- but couldnt get any closer.Fordham finished 6 for 29 from 3-point range and that included missing their first nine attempts from beyond the arc. The 53 points matched a season low for the Rams, who came in averaging 68.1 points per game.Their defensive mentality makes them a huge problem for us, Neubauer said. They deserved to win the way they play defense.BIG PICTUREFordham: The Rams came into the game first in Division I in steals per game at 12.4 and they were third in turnover margin at plus-8. They force an average of 20.7 turnovers. They had 10 steals Sunday and committed nine turnovers.Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights are off to their best start since 1975-76 when they opened 31-0 before losing in the Final Four. ... 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England opened with a victory over South Africa Moonlights second pushed Canada 12 points ahead and they looked like holding on until Justin Douglas and Harry Jones were yellow-carded in the last two minutes.With seconds to go, Semi Kunatani exposed the outmanned defence to score between the posts, giving Osea Kolinisau the comfortable match-winning conversion.France crossed three times through Julien Candelon, Six Nations star Viri Vakatawa and Jonathan Laugel before New Zealand woke up and hit back with a relieving try to Tim Mikkelson on half-time, with Kurt Baker and match-winner Mikkelson crossing in the second period. Nick Cummins helped Australia to a 28-0 win over Argentina England hadnt impressed in their last three legs but answered its large expatriate support in Hong Kong with a rousing win over South Africa.Dan Norton caught a lucky bounce from the restart for his first try and then caught his own up-and-under before being held back on the line and earning a penalty try for 21-7.South Africa could puncture the England defence only once more, and fluffed a late chance when a lineout went awry.The boys were pumped for tonight, there is no place like Hong Kong for us, said Englands James Rodwell.The United States, Wales, and Scotland were also first-day winners. Watch day two of the Hong Kong Sevens live on Sky Sports, starting at 4.15am on Sky Sports 3 HD Also See: WATCH: The Hoff sings Delilah Rugby on Sky Follow @SkySportsRugby Pundits Cheap New England Patriots Jerseys . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. 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Safety Barry Church believes the Cowboys will be able to gauge where they are with the regular-season opener approaching because of how well-rounded Seattles offense is. -- Todd ArcherNew York GiantsTuesday was a big day for wide receiver Victor Cruz. The Giants threw him right into the fire as he returned from a groin injury and handed him his biggest workload of the summer. It also turned out to be Cruzs most productive day with a team-high seven catches on 18 snaps. Now lets see how Cruz rebounds, and if his legs are willing to cooperate when the Giants get back on the field for another substantial workout on Wednesday. -- Jordan RaananPhiladelphia EaglesSo far, so good for the Eagles defense, which has generated a league-leading seven interceptions over the first two preseason games. They faced Jameis Winston for only one quarter in the opener against the Bucs and didnt see Ben Roethlisberger at all last week in their tilt at the Steelers, though. Some players are hoping for a healthy dose of Andrew Luck this Saturday in the dress rehearsal at the Colts. We dont know how long Luck will be in there but hopefully hes in there while were in there, defensive end Connor Barwin said. You obviously want to go against the best, and he is one of the best in the league and that will give us a good idea of where were at. -- Tim McManusWashington RedskinsTuesday represented a good day for rookie receiver Josh Doctson, who ran routes for the first time since May 25, when he started having issues with his left Achilles. Doctson ran only half-speed, but it provided him a chance to plant and cut -- and it gives the Redskins hope that hell return sooner than later. Coach Jay Gruden said he didnt think Doctson would need to open the season on the physically unable to perform list. Instead, Gruden said Doctson might return for the fourth preseason game, but the confidence level remains high that hell be back for the season opener. The progress we see is a very, very good sign for us, Gruden said. -- John KeimNFC NORTHChicago BearsCoach John Foxs policy is to reveal next to nothing when it pertains to injuries, but the Bears will keep close tabs on guard?Kyle Longs shoulder problem in the coming days. Long, who hurt the shoulder in last weeks preseason game in New England, has sat out three consecutive practices. Fox was non-committal when pressed on Longs status for Week 1 of the regular season. In more encouraging news, tight end Zach Miller and receiver Eddie Royal both seem close to returning from concussions. Miller and Royal practiced on Tuesday, but each wore the red no contact jersey as they attempt to pass the NFLs concussion protocol. -- Jeff DickersonDetroit LionsThe Lions appear to be headed back toward full strength -- at least in terms of their skill position players. Running back?Ameer Abdullah continues to be in his normal jersey, while tight end?Eric Ebron and wide receiver?Golden Tate both returned to practice Tuesday. Its unclear if any of the three will play against Baltimore on Saturday, but it should be an encouraging sign for the Lions that theyll have all three when games start to matter on Sept. 11 against Indianapolis. Abdullah, who has yet to play in a preseason game this season, said Tuesday he wants to play in a game setting, to get back used to playing in a game, since I havent played in a preseason game yet, thatd be cool. -- Michael RothsteinGreen Bay PackersThe most important thing that happens in Green Bay on Wednesday wont occur on the football field. Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers are expected to meet with the NFL as part of the leagues investigation into the performance-enhancing drug allegations in the December Al-Jazeera report. Said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers: Itll be nice for those guys to get it behind them and move forward without this hanging over their heads. -- Rob DemovskyMinnesota VikingsTeddy Bridgewater did some light throwing on Tuesday, and it bears watching how the Vikings handle the quarterback as he recovers from a sore shoulder. Coach Mike Zimmer said he didnt think Bridgewater necessarily needed to play in the Vikings third preseason game, but considering Bridgewater wanted to play Thursday night in Seattle, the former first-round pick could be hoping to get some work in the teams first game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. -- Ben GoesslingNFC SOUTHAtlanta FalconsFalcons coach Dan Quinn emphasized the focus for the third preseason game against the Dolphins on Thursday night is improvement in the red zone on both sides of the ball. So far in the preseason, offensively weve had six red zone trips and scored on half of them, so I want that number to be up, Quinn said. And defensively, weve let them down there three times, and theyve scored twice. Thats an area of emphasis for us heading into the game: Can we play better red zone ball? -- Vaughn McClureCarolina PanthersWhile much of the focus has been on the back spasms of Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen, not much has been said about backup Ed Dickson missing the past week of practice with a groin injury. Dickson has been a valuable part of Carolinas two-tight-end set. With Olsen back in full pads on Tuesday after sitting out a week, Dickson continued to work on the side. He?likely will miss?Fridays preseason game against New England. The positive of this is Scott Simonson, Braxton Deaver and Beau Sandland have gotten a lot of much-needed work. -- David NewtonNew Orleans SaintsTwo guys who have been coming on strong in the last week or two are safety Jairus Byrd and running back C.J. Spiller?-- two veterans who havent found success yet in New Orleans because of injuries. Its hard to expect either to return to peak form at this stage of their careers. But anything close would be a huge bonus for New Orleans. -- Mike TriplettTampa Bay BuccaneersThe Bucs had their first of two joint practices with the Browns, and once again coach Dirk Koetter said the offense had no juice. There were definitely some kinks to iron out lining up against a 3-4 defense. Meanwhile, the kicking woes continue for Roberto Aguayo, who missed three of six field goal attempts in Tuesdays?practice. Hes struggling a little bit right now, Koetter admitted. Aguayo has?missed two field goals and an extra point so far this preseason. -- Jenna LaineNFC WESTArizona CardinalsThe Cardinals are using this week to simulate a game week, as their third preseason game is Sunday. After two subpar performances by the offense, this weekends game will be critical to see if the offense can progress while playing more than a quarter. Coach Bruce Arians pointed out this week that Arizona has won games in the second half before, trying to prove that the Cardinals two first-quarter performances werent enough to be an indication of things to come. But general manager Steve Keim said the Cardinals need to step it up sooner rather than later. We cant just go out there when the season starts and turn the switch on. We have to continue improve in practice every day, continue to use our urgency and play at a high tempo. -- Josh WeinfussLos Angeles RamsIts the Rams last full week of training camp in Irvine, California, and it is a big week for players on the bubble. By Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT, rosters will be cut from 90 to 75, so those on-the-bubble players really have to show something this week. Rams coach Jeff Fisher, when asked if he had a message for that group, said: Theres really no need for a message. If they dont realize that theres a cut-down after the third preseason game, theyre probably not smart enough to play and help us play. ... Some of them maybe get an opportunity with other clubs. And then some of them will come to the realization that their childhood goal is over, and I need to go on with my life. -- Alden GonzalezSan Francisco 49ersWhile the primary focus on the 49ers has centered on who will start at quarterback, the team hasnt shied away from having open competition to identify its five best offensive linemen. On Tuesday, the Niners opened practice with Anthony Davis at right guard with the starters in place of Andrew Tiller. Two plays in, rookie Joshua Garnett checked in to get some work at left guard. It remains to be seen if either will get a shot with the starters on Friday night against Green Bay, but its another reminder that this group could look very different come the start of the regular season than it did at the start of camp. China Jerseys. -- Nick WagonerSeattle SeahawksOne player who could see his first preseason action Thursday night is running back C.J. Prosise. The third-round pick has been slowed by a hamstring injury, but he has been practicing and has a chance to suit up against the Cowboys. If he continues to progress the way he is, then well have a chance to see him in the game, yes, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said. The Seahawks would love for Prosise to emerge as their third-down back going into the regular season. -- Sheil KapadiaAFC EASTBuffalo BillsThe Bills trend of one-step forward, two-step backward continues. The team is expected to give wide receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) and linebacker Manny Lawson (pectoral) their first action of the preseason Friday at Washington, but Buffalo lost three players to injury at Tuesdays practice: starting right tackle Jordan Mills (knee), top slot cornerback Nickell Robey (quad contusion) and No. 3 wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (concussion protocol). With running back Mike Gillislee also out this week with a concussion, the Bills are struggling with injuries and would be thrilled to get through Fridays game without another injury. -- Mike RodakMiami DolphinsThe Dolphins have an interesting decision to make with four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake, who is returning from an Achilles injury. Thursdays third preseason game may be the last chance for Miami to debut Wake in the preseason because many veteran starters sit in the fourth preseason game. Coach Adam Gase said Wake will go through pregame warmups and be a game-time decision against the Falcons. -- James WalkerNew England PatriotsThe Patriots are high on third-round draft choice Joe Thuney of NC State, who has been the starting left guard from the first day of spring practice. Said coach Bill Belichick, I think hes certainly moving toward being able to lock something down [in terms of a starting job]. I dont think were there yet, but I think he is certainly gaining on it. He has had a good preseason; had a good spring. -- Mike ReissNew York JetsIf the Jets arent satisfied with their current personnel at outside linebacker, they have the option of re-signing Calvin Pace, a longtime starter for them. Pace, 35, has been working out with the hope of resuming his career. He wont help the team speed -- a priority in the offseason -- but hes smart and can play 20-30 snaps a game. They probably wouldnt consider Pace unless rookie Jordan Jenkins (calf) is out for an extended period. -- Rich CiminiAFC NORTHBaltimore RavensWide receiver Breshad Perriman said he expects to be ready for the regular-season?opener against the Bills. He participated in his first practice Tuesday after being activated off the physically unable to perform list. Perriman indicated that hes just as fast as he was before partially tearing his ACL in June. He has yet to play in a preseason or regular-season game since the Ravens used the No. 26 overall pick on him 16 months ago. I know that it will be worth the wait, in my eyes, Perriman said. -- Jamison HensleyCincinnati BengalsAs the Bengals return to practice Wednesday, tight end Tyler Eifert, who has been rehabbing all offseason, will see how his injured ankle responded to jogging, which he did for the first time on Monday. Eifert said his goal is working through the daily stiffness and soreness that has accompanied the injury. Its just working through that soreness and trying to push it without having a setback, he said. You just have to trust the process and do what you can to get ready. -- Katherine TerrellCleveland BrownsTrade chatter about wide receiver?Josh Gordon is persistent. Several teams have called the Browns about acquiring him, but the Browns have not said yes. Gordon? He wants to play for the Browns. This is where I want to be and Im happy to be with Cleveland, he said. -- Pat McManamonPittsburgh SteelersCornerback continues to be an evolving position for the Steelers. Veteran Keenan Lewis, cut by New Orleans last week, was scheduled to visit the Steelers, his former team, on Tuesday night. The Steelers could use an established third cornerback to complement William Gay and Ross Cockrell, but Lewis has been rehabbing for nearly a year from hip and knee surgeries. Pittsburghs medical evaluation of Lewis will be crucial. Meanwhile, cornerback Senquez Golson (Lisfranc) said he expects to be fully healthy by November. Thats good news for the Steelers, who drafted Golson in the second round of the 2015 draft and gave Golson some first-team nickel corner snaps before the injury. -- Jeremy FowlerAFC SOUTHHouston TexansThe Texans have one of the best front sevens in football, but their secondary is strong too. One of the players who has stood out in practice and the first two preseason games is cornerback Kevin Johnson. ?An injury kept the 2015 first-round pick?out of the teams offseason program, but he has returned to the field stronger than last season. Keep an eye on him this week against the Cardinals. -- Sarah BarshopIndianapolis ColtsNew Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie isnt sure hell play in Saturdays preseason game against the Eagles. He completed his first practice with the Colts on Tuesday. Cromartie said he plans to be ready for the regular-season opener against the Lions on Sept. 11. Thats about 19 or 20 days away, he said. I will be ready for that, theres no question about that. -- Mike WellsJacksonville JaguarsWith nose tackle?Roy Miller (quad) likely sidelined for the remainder of the preseason and backup Abry Jones (quad) banged up, the Jaguars will give defensive end?Tyson Alualu some reps inside during practice and against Cincinnati on Sunday night. Alualus versatility and ability to play inside and outside -- and be consistent at both spots -- is one of the things that makes him such a valuable player along the defensive front. -- Mike DiRoccoTennessee TitansThe unexpected retirement of tight end Craig Stevens leaves the Titans in a bind. He was by far the teams best blocking tight end, a starter in a two-tight-end base set for a run-heavy offense. Now the Titans will sort through lesser options, or be left to ask Delanie Walker and Anthony Fasano to do more dirty work. -- Paul KuharskyAFC WESTDenver BroncosJust one day after coach Gary Kubiak said Trevor Siemian would start at quarterback in Saturdays preseason game against the Rams, Siemian did not throw in practice Tuesday because of a right shoulder injury. Siemian, however, was in uniform and took part in run-game drills. He also showed some range of motion in the shoulder as well, raising his arms several times to signal audibles in drills. He still looks on track to play against the Rams so that means, more importantly for him, hes still on track to start the regular-season opener Sept. 8 against the Panthers. With quality work against the Rams, Siemian should hold serve and keep the job. -- Jeff LegwoldKansas City ChiefsThe sense in the organization is that the return of safety Eric Berry, the unsigned franchise player, isnt far off. The Chiefs remain hopefully Berry can play when the regular season begins on Sept. 11. I think its important to see what kind of shape he is in and then gradually bring him back into the football speed of things, coach Andy Reid said. I dont think its the end of the world if he doesnt play in the last preseason game. The most important thing is to put eyes on him and see what kind of shape he is in so we dont put him at risk out there. -- Adam TeicherOakland RaidersThe late Al Davis loved speed. So imagine what the current incarnation of the Raiders would do with Usain Bolt if the worlds fastest human decided to try his hand at football. Usain, said Oakland quarterback?Derek Carr, if you want to run a go-route, were all good with that. -- Paul GutierrezSan Diego ChargersWith guard D.J. Fluker suffering from a sprained right foot and unavailable for Sundays contest against the Vikings, undrafted rookie Spencer Pulley could get the start at right guard. 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CHANDIGARH:?Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni handed India a convincing 2-0 lead on the opening day of their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania second round tie in Chandigarh on Friday. Discount Hawks Jerseys . While Ramkumar had a hard-fought 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-5 win over Seong-Chan Hong in the opening rubber, Saketh outlasted Yong-Kyu Lim, quite literally, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 5-2.Indias decision to host the tie on grass proved to be a prudent one with the Koreans wilting under hostile weather conditions and an unfamiliar surface. Both the Korean players, Hong and Lim, stiff from spasms and visibly undone, conceded their respective matches against Ramkumar and Saketh respectively.While Saketh too battled spasms in the latter part of his rubber, what worked in his favour was that his opponent too was contending with a similar predicament. For one, it seemed bizzare that three out of the four players in action suffered from spasms. Thankfully India managed to limp to a lead. Unless something goes horribly wrong, the seasoned duo of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna should be able to comfortably wrap up the tie for India on Saturday and romp into the World Group playoff.Making his Davis Cup debut, 21 year-old Ramkumar, who has been training in Barcelona since the last five years, showed just why the faith reposed in him as Indias next best singles hope isnt misplaced. I think I handled the pressure well. I didnt allow it to get to me. Even if he had not conceded, I was confident of pulling it off, Ramkumar reflected after the match.Breaking his opponent, ranked No 427, in the seventh game of the first set, with a blistering forehand, Ramkumar nosed ahead to a 4-3 lead. Though there were occasions when his serve didnt seem menacing enough, like in the eighth game, where he was guilty of three double faults, the Chennai boy showed the heart and legs to take the first set 6-3.Defying forecasts, the rain gods chose not to mar play, with the sultry conditions seemingly sapping both players of power. Coming into the spotlight after upsetting Indias then No 1 singles Somdev Devvarman in the opening round of the Chennai Open in 2015, Ramkumar stepped it up from the third set, his serves landing deep and hard and the deft volleys leaving a tiring Hong scrambling all over the court.With Ramkumar serving for the match at 6-5 in the fourth set, Hong shanked a double handed backhand into the mesh before bending over double, holding his right leg, in what appeared to be a spasm, in visible pain. Conceding the rubber within minutes, a grimacing Hong was carried away from the court by his teammate. Saketh, despite being in visible discomfort from the fag end of the third set, managed to pull himself through. Breaking Lim in the opening game of the fifth set proved to be crucial.Swallowing the pain, he held serve and broke Lim in the fifth game before racing to a 5-1 lead. At 5-2 with Saketh serving for the match, sapped of any power to cobble up a resistance, Lim fell on his back and lay motionless as the Indian camp erupted with joy. Womens Hawks Jerseys . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Wholesale Hawks Jerseys . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. . Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3. TORONTO -- The image of Team Europe, a roster of players from eight different countries with an average age of 30, jumping up and down on their skates in unison was a pretty cool moment for the World Cup of Hockey.The sea of white, blue and teal jerseys celebrating with a group hug in the corner of Air Canada Centre wasnt what anyone expected for this best-on-best tournament, but Team Europe accomplished its goal of coming together as a team and defeated Team Sweden 3-2 in overtime in the semifinals on Sunday.Most picked Sweden and Team Canada to be in the finals. Team USA was also thought of as a true contender. Finland always finds a way to finish strong in these tournaments. Once many witnessed the speed and talent of Team North America -- and how they handled Europe in pretournament play -- the idea that Team Europe could even compete at this level was questioned.Now, this roster of players from Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, Denmark, Norway, Slovenia and Austria will face Team Canada in the best-of-three championship starting Tuesday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).I dont think anyone wanted us here in this tournament, and now were in the finals, said Team Europe forward Mats Zuccarello. Thats something were really proud of, and its fun to be here, fun to be playing with these guys and having a chance to go this far in a tournament like this.Talk to any player from Europe and theyre quick to credit pride as the reason for the teams success. The idea that building a roster of completely different players seemed ridiculous. No doubt Europe entered this tournament as the laughingstock. It leaned on its motivation, experience and pride to find a cohesiveness and surprised the entire hockey world.Because we have no past and because we have no future, we are really capable of being in the now, said Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger.When the NHL and the NHLPA decided to bring back the World Cup of Hockey, there were many unknowns. The sides reached out to Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, a native of Slovakia, for his opinion. Chara, who speaks eight different languages, was a key architect of Team Europe. After Krueger was named head coach, he met Chara in New York last fall to discuss the strategy. It was during that conversation when Team Europes philosophy was born.Come together as a team, that was our No. 1 priority, Chara said. We talked about a lot of things, but nothing can be accomplished, nothing can be done, if you dont come together as a team and play as one -- and obviously create some great memories. Its not going to happen iif youre not going to have everyone on the same page and playing as a team. Youth Hawks Jerseys. The No. 1 priority was to bond as a team and become one. Nobody showed any egos, and we worked really hard.Krueger has been phenomenal for this group and fantastic for this tournament. The players bought into his system and ideas. Its been that way since day one. Its still unbelievable to think Team Europe has reached the finals of the World Cup of Hockey. Most thought Team North America, a roster of players 23-and-under, would be the Cinderella story in this tournament.We really cant control whats been said before the tournament or what was said during the tournament or whats going to be said probably now, Chara said. All we can control is being in the moment and inside our locker room. Its obviously something that not many people predicted. But at the same time, we came to the tournament with the approach of taking one game at a time and do our best and being really humbled but at the same time confident in our group and players we have inside that room. We just work really hard and came together as a team.Team Europe struck some as a gimmick. It will probably never exist again after this week. However, it does serve a purpose for Krueger & Co. The team set many goals as it prepared for this tournament, but its desire to inspire young children to learn to play the game at the grassroots level is extremely important to Krueger and the players from the eight different nations.I came in here saying that we hoped that a few young children back in those countries get inspired by what we do and become great NHL players in 10 years or 12 years, Krueger said. And if that happens when Im old and retired, I hope that it was a part of this tournament that did that.?Team Europe beat Sweden. Yes, its true. 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