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(STATS) -- Look at it this way with the Missouri Valley Football Conference: even recently struggling Missouri State has a 2-0 record to surpass last years win total. Carlos Vela Jersey .Weve suggested the nations strongest FCS conference will become the first to put six teams in the playoff field this year.Through two weeks of the season, its looking quite possible. All 10 teams are at least 1-1, with Missouri State, a mere 1-10 last season, the surprise among the 2-0 teams that also include top-ranked North Dakota State, Illinois State and Western Illinois.The Missouri Valley won its mini-battle with the Big Sky over the weekend, capturing three of the four matchups -- NDSU over Eastern Washington and Western Illinois over Northern Arizona within the Top 25 and South Dakota over Weber State. Only Northern Iowa, which has beaten Iowa State, was a loser, falling to Montana.Last years five playoff teams -- NDSU, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State and Western Illinois -- have done nothing to suggest they wont be back again, even with the upcoming conference schedule so brutal. All but WIU from that group are ranked in the Top 10, and Illinois State, the two-time defending Valley champ with NDSU, has an FBS win like UNI, taking down Northwestern on Saturday.Youngstown State is the other viable playoff candidate. Coach Bo Pelinis team has an solid win over Duquesne and a credible loss to West Virginia. The Penguins are improved.Six playoff teams is a number other people say wont happen. Thats all MVFC teams usually have to hear.---=SECOND AND 10=Ten more observations from the FCS weekend:1.) In addition to Illinois States win, Eastern Illinois scored one as well as the two head to the 105th meeting of their rivalry next Saturday. EIU beat Miami of Ohio 21-17 on Mitch Kimbles 7-yard touchdown pass to Devin Church with 56 seconds remaining. The Panthers withstood a 2-hour, 45-minute weather delay to give third-year coach Kim Dameron his first non-Ohio Valley Conference win after nine losses.2.) The team of the week is MEAC favorite North Carolina A&T, which went four overtimes to outlast Kent State 39-36 for its first win over an FBS team. Both teams scored in each OT, but the difference in the final one was Kent State kicked a field goal and the Aggies followed with Oluwafemi Bamiros 15-yard TD pass to Denzel Keyes. Coach Rod Broadway used three different quarterbacks who threw at least 12 passes and All-America running back Tarik Cohen totaled 251 yards from scrimmage. With a trip to Tulsa next Saturday, the Aggies can go for another FBS win.3.) The almost team of the week was Nicholls in defeat. A visit to FBS No. 9 Georgia appeared to be a lopsided FCS-FBS matchup, but the Southland Conference squad continued to show improvement under second-year coach Terry Rebowe as 92,746 watched a tight game in disbelief in Athens. The Colonels, in their season opener, had a 14-13 lead midway through the third quarter. But after closing within 26-24 with 3:42 left in the game, they never got the ball back. Freshman Chase Fourcade threw two touchdowns and Jeff Hall had a 91-year interception return in the loss.4.) SWAC teams usually take a beating against the FBS and the last one from the conference to beat an FBS opponent was Grambling State in 1985 (23-6 over Oregon State). The Tigers had an opportunity to end the drought Saturday night at Arizona, but their 21-3 halftime lead wilted in the desert to a 31-21 loss. Coach Broderick Fobbs squad lost the turnover battle 6-0.5.) The Southern Conference lost its two standout quarterbacks after last season -- Chattanoogas Jacob Huesman and Western Carolinas Troy Mitchell -- but two new standouts are emerging. Chattanooga junior Alejandro Bennifield and Samford sophomore Devlin Hodges have each thrown eight touchdowns for their 2-0 teams. Bennifield has completed 79 percent of his attempts and also rushed for a touchdown. Hodges, the next big standout in the conference, has completed nearly 74 percent of his attempts and has led a big win at Central Arkansas.6.) Eastern Washington must hope All-America wide receiver Cooper Kupps shoulder injury -- considered a sprain that sidelined him for the second half against North Dakota State -- doesnt linger this season. Of course, no team has the incredible depth at the position quite like the Eagles, including Kendrick Bourne, Shaq Hill and breakout sophomore Stu Stiles.7.) The Big Sky has the feel of a conference headed for another wild, deep title race, but three of the teams expected to be in the mix are off to 0-2 starts. Northern Arizona was the preseason favorite and North Dakota and Weber State took big steps last season. NAU and Weber State have been outscored a combined 66-7 in the fourth quarter, with Weber letting a 21-point lead slip away at South Dakota. All three teams will play their first home game next Saturday and expect to get into the win column.8.) Towson rallied from 28-10 down for a 35-28 win over Saint Francis and it might have found its quarterback, and perhaps its not Oregon transfer Morgan Mahalak, who suffered a shoulder injury and was in a sling afterward. Backus Ellis Knudson led the rally, looking the most to wide receiver Christian Summers, who totaled 232 receiving yards and two touchdowns (94 and 43 yards) on only six catches.9.) Have to wonder how the off-the-field mistakes at Charleston Southern are affecting fourth-year coach Jamey Chadwells stock in the coaching profession. Hes created an FCS power in a short time at the Big South school and is a young, articulate, innovative coach who should be rising. But to add his upcoming one-game suspension for an assistants impermissible social media contact with a high school player on top of the 32 one-game player suspensions in the book scandal, its drawn a lot of negative attention nationally.10.) The NFL season kicks off with Week 1 active rosters full of 140 FCS players, an increase of seven from one year ago. Each of the 32 NFL teams consisted of at least one FCS alum, with the New York Jets 11 players leading the way and followed by Buffalo, Arizona, Detroit, Indianapolis and the New York Giants with seven each. Among FCS schools, Montana led the way with seven players, followed by Delaware and North Dakota State with six apiece, and Harvard, Northern Iowa, Samford and South Carolina State with five each. Another 39 FCS players were added to practice squads.---=A LOOK AHEAD=Top-ranked North Dakota State will put its five-game winning streak against FBS competition on the line at Iowa next Saturday.Coastal Carolina will visit Jacksonville State and Northern Iowa will head to Eastern Washington in games matching nationally ranked teams. The list also will include Towson at Villanova in the CAA if the visiting Tigers re-enter the Top 25 on Monday.Eastern Illinois will go to Illinois State for the Mid-America Classic, Western Carolina and East Tennessee State will play a Southern Conference game at Bristol Motor Speedway, and Stephen F. Austin at McNeese is a good Southland game. James Madison has an FBS matchup at North Carolina.Also, the later-starting Ivy League will kick off its season with eight games, including Penn at Fordham. Marco Fabian Jersey . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. Jesus Manuel Corona Mexico Jersey . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. http://www.mexiconationalshop.us/Yasser-Corona-Mexico-Jersey-Soccer/ . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. If theres a part of College Pickem you find confusing, its probably bewildered someone else as well. 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West Indies captain Jason Holder has said that his side has what it takes to win a Test match, but insisted they must not get complacent after winning only one match. Jordi Quintilla Kansas City Jersey . Holder said he was a proud captain to pull off such a fight and beat Pakistan by five wickets in Sharjah. West Indies, after being whitewashed in the ODI and T20I series, showed more resistance than most would have expected to finish the Test series 1-2. This is a very good group of guys, Holder said after the fifth days play. We showed glimpses that we can have what it takes to compete at this level. For us, it is just a matter of consistency. We must not get complacent, we have no reason to be complacent. One Test victory is by all means not enough. We have to stay hungry, and that is something I really believe we have in the group.West Indies tested Pakistan in phases in the entire Test series; they nearly won the Dubai Test and put on a late fight in Abu Dhabi too. The third Test saw Holders men find gaps in Pakistans complacency and carelessness, and went on to win without any troubles on the last day. My message is simple; stay with us and keep supporting us, Holder said. One Test match victory doesnt make us a world beating side, but we have showed people that we can do it. We have what it takes.We have competed with Pakistan throughout this series. We fell short in Dubai, were outplayed in Abu Dhabi, but to finish the last Test on the winning side is a wonderful feeling. For the fans back home, and West Indies fans in general, just keep supporting us, keeping giving us that love, and hopefully this team can turn things around for West Indies. It was extremely important, especially after the Dubai Test match, where many people felt we could have won the game.We personally felt we could have won the game as well, but we didnt get across the line. To come here in this last Test match, and put ourselves in the position to win, and actually get across the line, is a great feeling. We have the ability to win Test matches, it is just about stringing together the complete game. If I could sum up my feelings in one word now, Id say proud. Proud of the character the guys showed, proud of the fight they showed.Winning two Tests was not as easy for Pakistan as they had to overcome resilience by West Indies. Darren Bravos century in Dubai gave Pakistan a scare and Devendra Bishoo frequently tested Pakistans batsmen to finish as the second-highest wicket-taker in the series, taking 18 wickets at an average of 27. His strike rate of 45 was better than Yasir Shahs 55, who was the top wicket-taker with 21 scalps.Another positive for West Indies was opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who became the first opener to stay unbeaten in both innings of a Test, in Sharjah.He carried his bat in the first innings for his 142, and then scored an unbeaten 60 in the second innings to see the side through successfully. He is young; everyone is looking to make their mark on the international circuit, Holder said in Brathwaites praise. Everybody is hungry for success, and one thing I have really enjoyed on this trip is the fact everybody is happy for each others success. We just need to string together consistent performances over an extended period of time. If we can do that, we will get back on the right track, to take West Indies cricket back up to the top.The negative things around West Indies cricket are beyond my control. I cant control who signs contracts, I cant control who is here with me. All I can control is my destiny on the cricket pitch when I step over that line. That goes for everybody in that dressing room. As players, we just have to be responsible for our own individual actions, take our personal pride onto the field, and play good cricket. Roger Espinoza Jersey .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. Jon Kempin Kansas City Jersey . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.us/Tim-Melia-Kansas-City-Jersey/ . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. PHOENIX -- Arizona is known for its spas.The Giants have found one at Chase Field.A visit there always seems to shake the Giants out of whatever ails them.San Francisco clinched its 13th series victory in their last 14 series in Arizona with an 11-3 victory in the second game of the three-game set Saturday. The series concludes when Matt Moore opposes Zack Greinke on Sunday afternoon.The Giants did things the easy way Saturday.After playing one-run games in seven of their last eight -- and losing four of them -- the Giants broke out with 19 hits while scoring in double digits for the third time since the last week of June.Every Giants starter got a hit, including right-hander Johnny Cueto, who won his 15th game but got only his second victory since the All-Star break.It was good to see a breakout like that, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said.A lot of guys had good days. The heart of the order. The back end of the order. They swung the bats well, and then you look at what Johnny did. He had great stuff, great command of all his pitchers. It was good to give him a break, too. A great game for us.Throughout the lineup, somebody did something today to help the cause.The D-backs might want to pay particular attention to Hunter Pence in the series finale. Pence is one of his patented runs over the last 2 1/2 weeks, and it reached a peak in the first two games in Arizona.Pence has reached base in 10 of 11 plate appearances in the first two games of the series, with seven hits including a home run Saturrday and three walks. Jimmy Medranda Kansas City Jersey. . He has scored four runs in each of the first two games of the seriesHe is hitting .382 in his last 17 games and is hitting .287 in 33 games since coming off the disabled list because of a severe hamstring strain. Pence has played only 85 games this season because of the hamstring, but it is quite a few more than the 52 he was limited to because of assorted injuries in 2015.Just trying to have good at-bats and feel good. Go out and compete to win, Pence said.Hes swinging well right now, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Pence. Hes getting on base. Missed a lot of time. You miss so much time, it takes a while to get your timing. Hes doing a good job now two-strike hitting, too.The Giants (76-65) kept pace with the Dodgers in the NL West with their victory Saturday and remain four games behind in the division race and one game ahead in the NL wild card chase. They play the Dodgers six times in the final 13 games of the regular season that ends with a three-game set at AT&T Park from Sept. 30-Oct. 2.Greinke is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in three starts against the Giants this season, and the loss was the first one to the Giants in his 13 starts. He was 7-0 against them entering this season. Part of his success has come in an ability to break even with Pence, who is hitting .241 against Greinke with two homers and four RBI in 32 plate appearances. 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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SEATTLE -- Fair or not, quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson will always be linked, the result of being selected in the same NFL draft and the positions they play. Montae Nicholson Womens Jersey . Tannehill was selected eighth overall by Miami, while Wilson went 67 selections later to Seattle and the opposite corner of the country.For a period on Sunday, it appeared Tannehill was going to get the better of Wilson. In a career where Wilson has garnered the most success, Tannehill was on the cusp of winning on Seattles home field.Just as quick, that opportunity for the Dolphins to pull off a stunning upset to open the season was gone at the hands of Wilson as Seattle rallied in the closing seconds for a 12-10 win over Miami.Playing through an ankle injury suffered in the third quarter, Wilson took Seattle 75 yards the final time the ball was in his hands. The Seahawks converted a pair of fourth downs on the drive and capped the winning march with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 31 seconds left.Another game-winning drive for Wilson to add to his resume, but one that wasnt expected against the Dolphins.Without question, hes great at it. Hes just great at it, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.Tannehill did his part in the fourth quarter, leading the Dolphins 86 yards and bulling in from the 2 to take a 10-6 lead with 4:08 remaining.What is yet to be decided is how well Tannehill and the rest of Miamis offense will function under new head coach Adam Gase. Was the three quarters of struggles on Sunday the result of the opponent or issues adapting to Gases system? The surge in the fourth quarter clearly provided optimism that Tannehill has a chance to thrive.Every time he came off a series he just said `What do we got to do now? Gase said. What was really big for us as far as this being our first go as a group was, lets not be the group that pointing fingers and complaining about something that happened. Lets be the group thats finding solutions on the sidelines and I felt like thats what that group was doing.Heres what else to know from Seattles late rally to knock off the Dolphins:ANKLE WATCH : Plenty of attention will now be placed on Wilsons right ankle. He was injured being sacked by Ndamukong Suh in the third quarter, appearing to get accidentally stepped on and twisting the ankle awkwardly. Wilson said he has no doubts hell be able to play next week against Los Angeles, but it may be an issue that lingers into Seattles bye in Week 5AREA OF CONCERN: Seattle felt good about the progress of its offensive line through training camp. Then it was thrown into flux this week when rookie guard Germain Ifedi went down with an ankle injury. Veteran JMarcus Webb stepped in on Sunday for Ifedi and the results were mixed facing one of the best defensive lines in the NFL. Wilson was sacked three times and hit nine times. The Seahawks run game struggled to establish a rhythm, though they combined to rush for 112 yards between Christine Michael, Thomas Rawls and Wilson.The challenge doesnt get any easier next week taking on the Rams.DOMINANT LINE: If Miami isnt in the conversation among the best defensive lines in the NFL it needs to be there. The additions of Mario Williams and Jason Jones and the return of Cameron Wake give the Dolphins depth to be disruptive around Suh. The Dolphins could have used Williams on Seattles final drive. Williams was out of the game going through concussion protocol.FOSTER HOPE: Arian Foster had flashes of his old burst in his Miami debut. Foster had a 50-yard catch-and-run reception, but finding room in the running game was difficult. Foster was held 38 yards and 13 carries and no rush longer than 9 yards.MARSHS MARK: Its worth noting the contribution of Seattle reserve linebacker Cassius Marsh, who blocked Andrew Franks 27-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter and sacked Tannehill in the closing seconds.With Mike Morgan winning the starting outside linebacker job, the Seahawks needed someone to inherit Morgans role on special teams. That looks to be Marsh, who had three special teams tackles along with the field goal block.I was going out there and trying to take advantage of every opportunity I had on every play. I was able to make some big plays for the team, Marsh said.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/AP-NFL Samaje Perine Youth Jersey . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. Ryan Anderson Redskins Jersey . 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But the Governors proceeded to go on a 13-7 run, and Josh Robinsons 3 cut thee deficit to 19-15 with 10:40 remaining before the break. Jonathan Allen Youth Jersey. .Later, a Davis jumper and a layup from Cooke padded the lead to 33-19 with 4:13 left before the half.Dayton shot 37 for 68 from the floor (54.4 percent) to 22 for 56 (39.3) for the Governors.Robinson led the Governors with 26 points. Austin Peay committed 19 turnovers. 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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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800m freestyle, becomes 1st woman since 1968 to sweep 200, 400 and 800 in a single Olympics. NFL Jerseys Outlet . Jerseys NFL Cheap . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Cheap Jerseys From China . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. http://www.jerseysnflchinawholesale.com/ . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. There are rivalries and then there are Rivalries.On Friday, the sport will get one of its last opportunities to see two of the great champions of our or any time on display in the $421,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at The Meadowlands, race seven on a 13-race card. With the $50,000 supplemental entry of Wiggle It Jiggleit necessary to make the event possible, the 2015 Horse of the Year will meet newly crowned world champion Always B Miki on the mile track stage.While Wiggle It Jiggleit has been spanning the North American globe for much of the year, Always B Miki has put together a more purposeful campaign that most recently included a victory in the Allerage at The Red Mile in a record-shattering 1:46 clocking.While all things are certainly not equal, there are great similarities between the two titans that will face off on Friday. Though Always B Miki is a year older than his 4-year-old rival, the two have almost the exact racing experience. Always B Miki makes his 52nd career start while Wiggle It Jiggleit will race for the 51st time competitively.Theres enormous respect between the two camps that has come as the two warriors have met and battled in some of the most epic events this sport has witnessed in the last few decades.I think my horse is just a little bit tougher, said Jimmy Takter when asked to compare the two. I think Wiggle It Jiggleit has been the healthier of the two and thats allowed him to race more often.Whats unbelievable is that Always B Miki actually warmed up better on Friday [October 21] than he did before the race in Kentucky [when he paced in 1:46].Soundness is always a concern in a sport that asks so much of its equine talent and two years ago at the end of his 3-year-old season Always B Miki, then a supplement to the Breeders Crown at The Meadowlands, suffered an injury that kept him out of the race and out of action for a considerable time. Takter was given the horse to train and purchased an interest, but even so the comeback has been a long one.This year its Wiggle It Jiggleit on the supplemental side of the equation as owner George Teague wrestled with the idea prior to his victory in the $250,000 Invitational win at Yonkers on October 15. The wrestling match ended rather quickly after Wiggle It Jiggleit dominated his rivals and added another $125,000 to the ever-growing bank account of the son of Mr Wiggles.As in all rivalries, those on the outside often point to the youth of drriver MontrellTeague behind Wiggle It Jiggleit versus the experience and Hall of Fame credentials of David Miller piloting Always B Miki. Wholesale NFL Jerseys. For the most part the two have driven exceptionally well against each other, employing sound logic and strategy to give their horses the best opportunity.Takter was in fact critical of Millers strategy the last time Always B Miki raced against Wiggle It Jiggleit in the Dayton Pacing Derby on September 30. I had no idea what he was thinking, said Takter about Millers decision to come up slowly without cover and provide the perfect tow for his rival.Afterwards David told me that every time he chose to go at an accelerated clip to the three quarters Always B Miki beat Wiggle It Jiggleit and every time they went slower Wiggle It Jiggleit won, said Takter, suggesting that looking forward we shouldnt expect a slow pace and a sprint home on Friday.As with any horses that can pace in 1:47 or better, fractions are always a consideration. This year Always B Miki has paced past the three quarters in 1:22 or better 10 times in his 16 starts. More impressive is that hes broken the 1:20 mark on 4 occasions this year winning each time hes gassed the competition.Without doubt, Wiggle It Jiggleit has enough speed to track and defeat Always B Miki. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two comes on half-mile tracks where Always B Miki has been a no-show and Wiggle It Jiggleit has shown that sub-1:22 three-quarter speed. Overall, Wiggle It Jiggleits has 20 races of his 50 with a 1:22 or better three quarter clocking while Always B Miki totaled 18, with just 8 of those coming prior to his 5-year-old season.What has made the 2016 rivalry between Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit so special has a lot to do with the people behind the horses. While each horse has unique abilities, it was up to each team to keep them honed and ready for battle. That each has reached Fridays race in incredible condition is a testament to the care they receive.The consistency and excellence of both horses pretty much assures those in attendance and those watching on television another epic confrontation. Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit have never let down their connections and are not likely to let down the fans of this sport when they meet for the Crown on Friday.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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RIO DE JANEIRO -- There were a few ups and downs Tuesday at the Rio Olympics -- golds for Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky and the U. David Alaba Jersey .S. womens gymnastics team, and a surprising draw for the U.S. womens soccer squad. But heres is a recap of some of the other events you might have missed:Another star loses in Rio: Serena Williams joined her sister Venus and Novak Djokovic as the latest tennis star to be ousted from the Olympic singles play. The world No. 1 lost 6-4 6-3 against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the third round. The Williams sisters (doubles) and Djokovic (singles) didnt make it past the first round. Madison Keys beat Spains Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 3-6 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals, where she will face Russias Daria Kasatkina. The American doubles duo of Jack Sock and Steve Johnson advanced to the semis. Read moreRio Olympics: Complete tennis coverageThe NFL comes to Rio: Members of the New England Patriots were cheering on teammate Nate Ebner, who took a break from being a defensive back to chase his Olympic dream in rugby, which returned to the Olympic program for the first time since 1924. After losing to Argentina 17-14 in their first match of the day, the Americans shut out host Brazil 26-0. Ebner scored once in the second match. The U.S. closes out group play against Fiji on Wednesday. Read moreRio Olympics: Complete rugby coverageA first for Team USA: Travis Stevens won the silver medal in the mens judo 81kg division after losing to Russias Khasan Khalmurzaev by ippon with 2:42 remaining in the match. Still, it is the first medal of any kind for the United States in the class, and adds to the overall total of Olympic medals won by the Americans in mens judo (10 - four silvers, six bronzes). Read moreRio Olympics: Complete judo coverageSo far, so good: Brady Ellison reached the round of 16 in the individual archery competition but had to go through teammate Jake Kaminski to get there. The teammates were in the same bracket and won their opening matches, but Eliison edged out Kaminski with a 6-2 victory. Ellison might have to go through another teammate to reach the quarters, as Zach Garrett could join him in the round of 16.Rio Olympics: Complete archery coverageOpening win: The U.S. womens water polo team beat Spain 11-4 to start the tournament. Kiley Neushult, team captain Maggie Stephens and Courtney Mathewson each had two goals. Preliminary play continues Thursday, as the Americans face China in Group B (noon ET start)Rio Olympics: Complete water polo coverageAnother medal for veteran Dutton: Riding the horse Mighty Nice, six-time Olympian Philip Dutton took home the bronze medal in the individual three-day eventing competition. He finished with a score of 51.80. 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Virginia Tech went from 11-22 overall and 2-16 in league play in Williams first season to 20-15 overall and 10-8 in the ACC last year.The Hokies also beat a pair of top 10 teams -- No. 4 Virginia and No. 7 Miami -- and won a program-record six consecutive league games on their way to a spot in the NIT.Last season also ended a string of four consecutive last-place finishes in league play.Williams, who came to Virginia Tech after six seasons at Marquette, originally signed a seven-year contract.If he remains at Virginia Tech through the liife of his extension, he will make $3. Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich Jersey. 3 million in the 2022-23 season.Coach Williams has made a positive impact on the culture of our basketball program at Virginia Tech in a very short time, Babcock said in a release from the school. Just as importantly, hes a teacher, an educator, and hes served as an ambassador for Virginia Tech, not only on our campus and in Virginia, but also all across the country.The school also announced that Williams and his family have endowed two scholarships at the school, one to be awarded to a student at Virginia Tech with a disability and the other for a female student-athlete, preferably a minority who is also the first person in her family to pursue a college degree. 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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A look at whats happening all around the majors today:---BIG GUNSWith their teams competing for an AL wild-card berth, the Orioles Chris Tillman (15-5) and the Tigers Justin Verlander pitch against each other in Detroit. Wholesale China Jerseys . Verlander has made 11 consecutive quality starts (six or more innings and three or fewer runs allowed), the longest stretch of his big league career. Tillman has been on the disabled list since Aug. 21 because of right shoulder bursitis.PRIME TIMEJack Arrieta (16-6) starts for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night at the Houston Astros and Mike Fiers (10-6), Arietta will be making his first career appearance against the Astros, the only team other than the Cubs he has not pitched against.PRESSURE POINTThe Toronto Blue Jays would tie Boston for the AL East lead with a win against Clay Buccholz (6-10) on Sunday, when Anibal Sanchez (13-2) starts for the hosts against the Red Sox. Sanchez allowed two home runs Tuesday in a 7-6 loss at the Yankees, matching the total in his previous 10 outings.SWEEPING?On a season-high, seven-game winning streak, the New York Yankees try for their second straight series sweep when Luis Cessa (4-0) makes his fifth big league start. Tampa Bays Matt Andriese (6-7) is 0-7 with a 6.11 ERA in his last 15 games, eight of them starts. Wholesale NFL Jerseys .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale . -- 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 . http://www.jerseysnflchinawholesale.com/ . With his new coach and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play. A marketing match made in heaven became a reality when Dallas Mavericks summer league player Perry Ellis announced he had a sponsorship deal with the clothing company Perry Ellis.The clothing company also confirmed the deal.With the start of the summer league fast approaching, the undrrafted former Kansas Jayhawks star can only hope that the basketball side of his career gets off to the impressive start the business side has. Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap 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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LEXINGTON, Ky. Kevin Jepsen Twins Jersey . -- One of four people charged in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gays 15-year-old daughter has allowed his case to be moved to a grand jury for review.Multiple news outlets report 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and let the grand jury consider the charges.Middlebrooks is charged with wanton endangerment in the death of Trinity Gay, who was shot Oct. 16 outside a Lexington restaurant after witnesses told police that gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles. Police say Trinity Gay wasnt in either car involved in the shooting.Thirty-eight-year-old Chazerae Taylor; his 19-year-old son, DMarkeo Taylor; and 20-year-old Lamonte A. Williams also face the same charge.Middlebrooks also is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Rod Carew Twins Jersey . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. Custom Minnesota Twins Jerseys . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. http://www.baseballtwinsgear.com/Bert-Blyleven-Jersey/ . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. The Cleveland Indians are in the World Series. If someone had told you that in the days of Willie Mays Hayes, you wouldnt have believed it. But believe this: The Major League movies were mostly duds.Jim Caple looks back and reviews Major League, Major League II and Major League: Back to the Minors.Major LeagueThis movie came out in 1989 when baseball was at its Hollywood peak -- The Natural, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams and A League of Their Own also came out within an eight-year span -- and it tells the tale of a team and a city that has endured decades of miserable, heart-crushing losing seasons. And no, its not about the Chicago Cubs. Instead, its about Cleveland, which at the time had gone 34 years since its previous postseason and 40 years since its last world championship. If only the team had the sense to hire Lou Brown as its manager rather than Doc Edwards. Or Pat Corrales. Or John McNamara. Or...The plot is about owner Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) intentionally fielding a team that is terrible, even by Cleveland standards, in the hopes of dropping attendance enough that she can move the club to Miami. Instead, manager and offseason tire salesman Lou Brown (James Gammon) is able to inspire catcher Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), third baseman Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen), outfielders Willie Mays Hayes (Wesley Snipes) and Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) and others to be a winning team. He even gives Rick Wild Thing Vaughn (Charlie Sheen) a pair of glasses that turns him into a great closer. Cleveland ties for the AL East division title and beats the Yankees in a one-game playoff. We do not see how the team does after that, but there was no need to because, of course, it is Cleveland and we know how they would have lost. (At least back then.)Major League has funny moments -- particularly when Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker) is announcing or when Taylor drives a bullpen cart through the streets of Cleveland to go see his girlfriend -- but this is nowhere in the same league as those other baseball movie classics from that era. In other words, Kevin Costner should have been the Cleveland catcher, not Berenger.Best performancesUecker was splendid as the club broadcaster, delivering lines that were the movies funniest quotes by far. Sheens acting was all right, and his actual pitching ability is perhaps the best ever displayed by an actor -- and far more credible than, say, Tim Robbins in Bull Durham. Sheen pitched in high school and was able to throw 85 mph during the film. He later said he used steroids to prepare for the movie, which means he might have gotten some coaching from a bunch of players from that era.Worst performancePete Vuckovich appears as a Yankees slugger. He was an actual big leaguer, albeit a pitcher with the Brewers, not a hitter. Madison Bumgarner would have been much more credible at the plate. If, that is, Bumgarner had been alive at the time.Best quoteHarry Doyle: Juuust a bit outside. (By the way, according to reports, Uecker improvised this line, which is probably why he is such a good broadcaster in real life.)Worst quoteRachel Phelps: I hate this f---ing song.Did You Know?The movie is filmed at Milwaukees County Stadium, then the home of the Brewers, rather than Cleveland. At the time, it had been six years since County Stadium had hosted a playoff game -- but it never would again. Maybe Major League IV could be about the Brewers.RatingManny Ramirez -- Like Manny, it has some classic moments that people will remember forever. And like Manny, it also has some lesser moments that people would like to be able to forget.Major League IISome movie sequels can be like when a team makes the World Series one year and then wins it the next. Like The Godfather II or any of the Toy Story sequels. Others (such as the Star Wars prequels) can be like winning 111 games in the regular season and then getting swept in the World Series. Like Cleveland in 1954. Put Major League II in the latter category.This sequel came out five years after the original Major League and tells the story of Cleveland in the season immediately after that first movie. The team has somehow been purchased by third baseman Roger Dorn, who quickly runs out of money and is forced to sell it back to Rachel Phelps. And despite its success in the previous season, Cleveland soon collapses -- literally so, when manager Lou Brown has a heart attack and is replaced by former catcher Jake Taylor. Rick Wild Thing Vaughn gives up enough home runs and Cleveland loses so many times that broadcaster Harry Doyle passes out drunk in the booth.The team -- shock! -- rebounds in the end to reach the postseason, win the ALCS and go to the World Series, but the film does not show us what happens in that series. Which is good because that just wwould have made a bad movie even longer -- and worse. Minnesota Twins Hats. This is a movie with so little original thought or character interest that it should have ended in spring training.Best performanceDavid Keith as catcher Jack Parkman, who gets signed by Cleveland before the season and then is sent to the White Sox. He actually looks like a real ballplayer -- good enough that I wouldnt be surprised if Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein signed him.Worst performanceRandy Quaid as Johnny, one of the fans who became so passionate about Cleveland thanks to the season in Major League. He heckles Vaughn so often that he becomes almost as obnoxious and annoying as Red Sox fans did after they won the 2004 World Series. (Fingers crossed that Cleveland fans do not duplicate that if their team finally wins.)Best quoteRoger Dorn: Oh God! (Sure, that isnt an impressive quote at all. But how Bernsen says it in the movie after he gets hit by a pitch is very funny.)Worst quoteHarry Doyle: Cerrano doing some interesting limbering-up exercises in right. What a pansy. (Even todays anti-PC crowd would have been critical.)Did You Know?The home stadium is actually Camden Yards, which was just a year old when this movie was being filmed in 1993, which is also when Clevelands current ballpark was being built.RatingRocky Colavito -- The curse of the foolish trade of Colavito for Harvey Kuenn was about the same as the curse of foolishly making a completely unnecessary sequel. If only we had gone as many years without yet another sequel as Cleveland went between World Series appearances. Instead, we got Major League: Back to the Minors just four short years later.Major League: Back to the MinorsI watched Major League: Back to the Minors and laughed about the same number of times as Cleveland fans did during the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series. Which is to say, zero times. A player would rather be called into Terry Franconas office and sent back to the minors than be forced to sit down and watch Back to the Minors.While Major League writer and producer David S. Ward has said he has plans to make a Major League III with Sheen and Berenger, he had nothing to do with this movie. And clearly so. Despite its name, the movie bears no real link to the Cleveland team of the first two movies. Instead, it is about the minor league Triple-A Buzz, managed by Gus Cantrell (Scott Bakula), and the Minnesota Twins, who are somehow owned by Roger Dorn (still Corbin Bernsen), Clevelands former third baseman in Major League and the temporary owner in Major League II. It is essentially about Cantrells Buzz trying to beat the Twins managed by Leonard Huff (Ted McGinley) in two exhibition games. Lets just say that rivalry is nowhere near as interesting or funny as the fun between the Bad News Bears and the Yankees.There are minor appearances by Pedro Cerrano from Major League I and II, and Isuru Tanaka (Takaaki Ishibashi) from Major League II. Oh, and Harry Doyle is the Buzz radio broadcaster, after he was perhaps fired by Cleveland for passing out drunk too many times in Major League II, or maybe simply demoted to the minors because his lines are so unfunny compared to Major League.But thats it for the Cleveland connections. Well, actually, there is a notable Cleveland link. There is very little plot, virtually no character development and absolutely terrible baseball play by the actors. In other words, it is essentially the story of Cleveland baseball from 1960-93. Or from all but a few of their 15 seasons previous to this one.Best performanceKenny Johnson as Lance The Dance Pere, a former ballet dancer turned ballplayer. He dances in a few mildly amusing moments. Still, hes nowhere near as good or interesting as Max Kepler, the actual Minnesota Twins outfielder who is the German son of ballet dancers.Worst performanceMcGinley as Huff. An even worse choice than Buck Showalter using Ubaldo Jimenez in the final inning of the wild-card game against Toronto instead of dominant closer Zach Britton.Best quotePops Morgan: This is the clubhouse.Gus Cantrell: In some places of the world, this is called a basement.Worst quotePops Morgan (on the closest he ever got to the majors): It was October. A player got sick. So I got the call. I was on the plane and a freak snowstorm hit. We couldnt land. Two days later: The weather is fine, so is the player. Twenty years in the minors, I circled The Show, couldnt land.(Ummm, no one gets called up in October.)RatingUbaldo Jimenez -- The starter lost a league-worst 17 games with a 5.40 ERA for Cleveland in 2012. 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EVANSTON, Ill. Custom Los Angeles Dodgers Jersey . -- Bryant McIntosh sees the progress.The star point guard endured a losing season as a freshman and was a big reason why Northwestern set a school regular-season record with 20 wins a year ago.Now as he enters his junior season, McIntosh sees no reason why the Wildcats cant continue their climb.The experiences that Ive gone through the past two years, it keeps telling me its our time, its my time, McIntosh said.The Wildcats are counting on McIntosh to help them continue the progress they have made under coach Chris Collins and maybe -- at long last -- lead them to their first NCAA Tournament. Northwestern went 20-12 overall and 8-10 in conference play to finish ninth in the Big Ten a year ago.In McIntosh , the Wildcats boast one of the Big Tens top point guards.He set a school record with 213 assists and ranked second in the Big Ten -- ninth nationally -- at 6.7 per game last season. McIntosh is also the teams top returning scorer after averaging 13.8 points.I wouldnt trade Bryant for any other guard in college basketball, Collins said. I love the kid. Hes been with me since day one. He committed to us and has been there, and weve given him the ball as a freshman. Hes done nothing but get better and better every year.Here are some things to look for from the Wildcats:STEADY PROGRESSNorthwestern appears to be headed in the right direction, going from 14-19 to 15-17 to 20-12 in Collins three seasons. But the question remains. Can Northwestern, the host of the first Final Four in 1939 -- reach the NCAA tourney?I think you cant let your mind wander to March, Collins said. I think you have to understand the games in November and December are just as important as the ones in late February and early March.Collins thought the Wildcats were in good position to challenge the NCAA drought last year. Losing forward Vic Law for the season to a shoulder injury and center Alex Olah (foot) missing time damaged their chances.PARDON HIMNorthwestern planned to redshirt center Dererk Pardon as a freshman last season. Olahs injury changed that.Pardon wound up averaging 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 20 games. Now that Olah is gone, Northwestern is counting on bigger things from him.I think hes ready to take that role on. Alex Olah has been such a constant in our program the last four years, three with me, Collins said.LAW RETURNSNorthwesterns NCAA hopes in some ways hinge on Law.The 6-foot-7 forward brings the athleticism and all-around game that could go a long way toward determining how far the Wildcats go. A highly touted recruit, Law averaged 7 points, 4.8 rebounds and shot 35.5 percent on 3-pointers as freshman in 2014-15.TWO TIMENorthwestern needs to find a scoring threat to pair with McIntosh in the backcourt, now that last years leading scorer Tre Demps is gone. 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Could you see more of this happening?Arsene Wenger made a great point and said not one of these players was born on the red carpet. They all have a story to tell on how they got here. Watch the moment the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge None of them were at huge clubs and went for big transfer fees. Jamie Vardy came from non-league. How cheap was Riyad Mahrez? Theres NGolo Kante in midfield.This is the inspiration for players. Not just professionals but young lads of 14,15 who get a professional contract and then get released from the game.They are legends for life. Watch the Leicester players celebrate as they were confirmed as Premier League champions Carragher also reserved special praise for manager Claudio Ranieri. Hyun-Jin Ryu Dodgers Jersey. he Italian is only in his first season in charge at the King Power Stadium and he has delivered the first title win of his managerial career. We look back at Claudio Ranieris season in his own words Lets not forget the reaction when he got the job, he was laughed out of town lets be honest, he added.In the management game there are very few people who are respected as winners and everyone else gets slaughtered but Ranieri has been around for 20 years and managed big players at top clubs and he has missed out on trophies and we dont accept that as being a top manager. Leicester player ratings Alan Smith rates the efforts of each Leicester player in their title-winning season Finally now he may get the credit he deserves. He will get the recognition because he has achieved something no other manager might. Take a look at how the odds of Leicester City winning the title changed throughout the season He will now never ever be forgotten and this story will be told in a hundred years time because this is so rare. You cant quite believe this has happened.It has to be a statue for Ranieri in the morning. 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The Cairns Taipans have completed a perfect week with Sunday nights 98-83 NBL thrashing of the Illawarra Hawks in Wollongong. Corey Seager Dodgers Jersey .Winless at the start of the week, the Taipans claimed their maiden season victory on Thursday against Melbourne United before overpowering the Hawks at WIN Entertainment Centre.Illawarra were playing their fourth game in nine days and were hoping to wrap up their own week with two wins after beating titleholders Perth on Friday.Cairns had their best shooting night of the season and one of the best by any team, hitting 55 per cent of their attempts.The Taipans led at every change and had six players in double figures, led by import Fuquan Edwin (15 points) and veteran forward Mark Worthington (15).Hawks guard Marvelle Harris finished with a game-high 19 and centre AJ Ogivly added 13.Illawarra got away to a positive start but were unable to contain the Taipans red-hot shooting (12 of 18) and fell behind 27-23 at quarter-time.It was a similar story in the second period, as the visitors continued to make shots to stretch the margin to double figures.Back-up guard Damon Heuir emerged as an unlikely offensive source for the Taipans, scoring 12 points off the bench to propel his team to a 52-41 half-time lead.The margin never got below six in the second half, as the Taipans confidently cruised to victory.The Hawks have a week to prepare for next Sundays round-five home game against Melbourne United, while the Taipans host the league-leading Sydney Kings next Saturday.We shot 32 per cent in our first three games and its been a lot better in the last two games, and it certainly makes it a lot easier when you make shots, Cairns coach Aaron Fearne said.Nate [Jawai] had his best game tonight, Mark has been good the last few games.It was tough with some of the injuries we had but you overcome the obstacles that come your way.Cairns guard Damon Heuir noted that there were a number of his teammates keeping the scoreboard ticking over.Different guys hit different shots tonight and that was a key factor, he said.Were a really close-knit team and that helped us in those first three games.Hawks coach Rob Beveridge was full of praise for the Taipans.Theyre as good as what weve played this season, he said.We mentally broke down at times and it really hurt us. Fernando Valenzuela Dodgers Jersey .C. 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New Delhi - Nadal says special things can happen for lower-ranked Indian players in the World Group play-off tie regardless of it being a complete mismatch between the two sides.He also reflected on how India will have conditions that suit them despite not having a single player in top-100 ahead of their David Cup tie in New Delhi.The Indian players will play in front of their crowd with conditions they chose. And in Davis Cup, special things can happen. It has happened in the past. We lost a couple of confrontations (contest) that we believed we were favourites and were in good position. There is respect for India, they have good players, good double team, Nadal said at the pre-draw press conference here today.Few times we have the opportunity to get back to the World Group, we didnt (win). Hope this time it can change. A team like Spain should be in the World Group, he said.Nadal who has been crucial in Spains victorious Davis Cup campaigns in the past (2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011) was referring to their 1-3 defeat in the World Group Play-off against Brazil in 2014 and the 2-3 loss to Russia in the Europe/Africa Group last year.Earlier they had lost to Germany in the WWorld Group first round to find themselves in the Group competition. Kirk Gibson Jersey. Spain had not fielded their A team in those ties with neither Nadal nor Ferrer featuring in the contests.World number 13 David Ferrer also spoke about the importance of having a strong team in the unfavorable conditions in India. He also said that he was not sure if he will be fielded on the opening day.In Davis Cup, we are the favourites due to ranking but we are playing in India with different conditions. I will give my best and play a good match. Its an important tie. 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From the outside, it may look like the Indiana Hoosiers are rebuilding again. Kendrys Morales Jersey .Three of last seasons top five scorers, including record-breaking point guard Kevin Yogi Ferrell, are gone and the only senior on the roster, forward Collin Hartman, is out indefinitely after knee surgery in September.Inside the newly renovated and renamed Simon Skjdot Assembly Hall, coaches and players see things differently. They believe theres enough talent still around to give the defending Big Ten champions a shot at a second straight conference crown.Everybodys eager to learn, eager to get things right. We want to get things right and compete at a high level, sophomore center Thomas Bryant said. The athleticism has gotten better as well with this team, and everybody is just eager to get out there and play.Certainly, there is work to do.But coach Tom Crean has dealt with far worse. And this time, Crean begins with a stronger foundation.When the 6-foot-10 Bryant bypassed the NBA draft, the Hoosiers were given a talented and energetic inside presence. Sharp-shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. also returns after missing the second half of last season because of knee surgery. Versatile guard Robert Johnson appears ready to fill the leadership void left by Ferrells departure and sophomore forwards OG Anunoby and Juwan Morgan are expected to progress after showing so much promise last season.Plus, the Hoosiers are deep. Guard Josh Newkirk is ready after transferring from Pittsburgh, junior college transfer Freddie McSwain Jr. could be an immediate contributor and the incoming freshmen are lead forwards DeRon Davis and Curtis Jones.Indiana believes that should be enough to finish the job. All they have to do now is prove it.Older teams have a hard time understanding how important it is to communicate with each other. Young teams really have no idea, Crean said. Even though we have some experienced guys, they are now going to have to be those experienced guys in the realm of taking real control of the team.Here are some other things to watch this season:FIND THE POINTIts never easy to replace someone like Ferrell, a four-year starter who played on two Sweet 16 teams and is the Hoosiers career assists leader. And it may take more than one player to do it. Johnson and Newkirk are likely to get the bulk of the early work, but they are different kinds of floor leaders from Ferrell. Expect Crean to do some mixing and matching early in the season to see what he has at that position.INJURIESIn addition to Hartman , Morgan (shoulder surgery) and McSwain (knee surgery) were not cleared to practice when fall workouts began. Johnsons offseason ankle surgery limited his early workouts. Blackmon, meanwhile, insists hes healthy.I dont just feel like Im back, I feel like Im better than I was, he said. 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