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Skipper Greig Laidlaw rescued a win for scrappy Scotland as he slotted over a last-gasp penalty to seal a 19-16 win over Argentina. Brad Brach Jersey .Scotland put on an error-strewn display but did just enough to see off the Pumas at Murrayfield. There was little to separate the teams before Nicolas Sanchez scored the opening try for the visitors five minutes after half-time.But Scotland hit back with wing Sean Maitlands touchdown just four minutes later. Vern Cotters men were devastated when they allowed Australia to snatch victory with a late penalty last week but this time it was Laidlaw who was celebrating as he booted over in stoppage time.His 14-point contribution could yet prove vital for Scotlands World Cup hopes as they now climb above the South Americans to eighth place in the World Rugby rankings. The draw for Japan 2019 will be made next May and if Scotland can maintain their new position they should avoid having to take on two major nations in the opening pool phase.Scotland had won four of the last five meetings against the Pumas but their record in Edinburgh against Argentina was less impressive, having come out on top on only two of their six head-to-heads in the capital.The hosts put on a stunning light show before kick-off but that was where the fireworks ended as both sides struggled with the simplest of manoeuvres. Laidlaw slotted over a third-minute penalty after the Argentines had been caught out by Finn Russells brilliant retrieval of his own up-and-under.?But the Scots were struggling to get a foothold at the set-piece, with their 20-year-old prop Zander Fagerson - earning just his third cap - receiving a lesson in Test-level scrummaging by wily Argentine prop Lucas Noguera.The South Americans were forcing Scotland into mistakes around the breakdown - yet they were hardly putting on a spotless display themselves.Martin Landajo thought he had spotted a chink in the Scottish defence when he booted a grubber in behind but full-back Joaquin Tuculet was beaten to the loose ball by the home sides Tommy Seymour.Tempers briefly flared before Kiwi referee Ben OKeeffe restored order but Scotland found it difficult to land a telling blow. Laidlaw was guilty of throwing some pretty rotten passes while Cotter was seen thumping his desk in frustration as his line-out misfired badly.Ross Ford temporarily replaced Brown as the hooker went off to have a head knock assessed but the veterans introduction made an immediate impact on Scotlands scrum. With the Pumas forced backwards for the first time, Laidlaw was given another simple penalty 27 minutes in.Argentina have gained themselves a reputation for swashbuckling rugby and gave a brief show of their capabilities as Matias Orlando, Juan Martin Hernandez and Santiago Cordero combined to draw their side within sight of the Scots try-line.The hosts, though, were able to scramble back into position as a brave rearguard effort held their opponents up an inch short of scoring. Sanchez did, however, nail a monster 45-yard penalty straight through the posts to half the deficit just before the break.The Pumas stand-off slotted over another kick four minutes after the restart as Scotland wandered offside. Scotland were then caught napping as Hernandez lobbed a clever cross-field kick to the left flank.Maitland failed to spot Orlandos run in behind and the Argentine centre bulldozed his way past Stuart Hogg before dotting down the opening try. Sanchez put the conversion over but the Scots made immediate amends.They swarmed over the visitors and wrestled back possession before driving up field. Huw Jones then took his side into the danger zone before popping off to Maitland, who dived over in the corner. The angle was against Laidlaw but his nerveless kick for the extras levelled up the scores.Fagerson made way for Exeters Moray Low but he could not improve Scotlands display at the scrum. An almighty heave from the visiting pack virtually trampled its way over the hosts to win a penalty which Sanchez put over to once again put his side ahead with 16 minutes remaining.Scotland turned up the pressure though and hit back with another Laidlaw penalty but Finn Russell skewed a drop-goal attempt a fraction wide. Laidlaw thought he had let victory slip through his hands when he smashed a penalty against the upright.But with the clock already showing the 80 minutes was up OKeeffe gave him one more go after spotting an Argentine infringement and this time he made no mistake. Zach Britton Jersey . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. Darren ODay Jersey . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. http://www.theoriolesteamshop.com/Orioles-Pedro-Alvarez-Kids-Jersey/ . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. BOSTON -- The way?David Ortiz?sees it, his right shin is only battered and bruised, not broken.With the Boston Red Sox?in a three-way fight for the division title, Ortiz texted manager John Farrell on Thursday and said he was ready to play.Right now, youve got to bring to the table everything youve got, Ortiz said before Boston fell 4-2 in the finale of a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. I know Im a big person in the lineup, and you guys know me: If I can go, I go.Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a double and run scored Thursday, a day after he had to be helped from the field in the ninth inning, when he fouled a 99 mph fastball from Yankees?closer Dellin Betances off his right shin.Ortiz, who intends to retire after this season, said he lost feeling in his leg -- Everything was tingly, he said -- and didnt regain sensation until he was undergoing an x-ray, which came back negative for a fracture.Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Ortiz was walking regularly again before leaving Fenway Park. And by the time he awoke Thursday morning, Ortiz estimated the swelling had diminished by abouut 30 percent. Adam Jones Jersey. I called John and I told him, Dont take me out of the lineup, Ortiz said. Weve got 50 games [left]. Weve got to grind out there. Weve got to keep on fighting.Ortiz, 40, has been dealing with soreness in his feet and heels throughout his farewell season. After playing first base for six innings last Saturday in an interleague game in Los Angeles, the first time all season he has played a defensive position, Ortiz had to leave the game.I feel like s---. I just keep on going, Ortiz said. I mean, the more games you play, the more your body wears out. But that aint in my mind right now. My mind is just all about keep on rolling.While Ortiz returned to the lineup, the Red Sox were without All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts, who left Wednesday nights game in the eighth inning with tightness in his right calf.The Sox havent ordered an MRI exam, but Farrell said Betts was still sore and needed at least a full day of treatment. Betts?wasnt available to come off the bench Thursday night. 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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Johan Larsson Jersey . -- Jalen Hurd recovered quarterback Joshua Dobbs overtime fumble in the end zone and No. 9 Tennessee overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to escape with a 20-13 victory over Appalachian State on Thursday night.Tennessee faced third-and-goal from the 2 when Dobbs ran to his right and lost control of the ball as he tried to stretch his arms across the goal line. Hurd won the scramble for the loose ball in the end zone to give the Volunteers their only lead of the night.Micah Abernathy ended the game by breaking up a pass into the end zone on fourth-and-5 from the 20.Tennessees comeback prevented Appalachian State from producing another shocker nine years to the day after the Mountaineers stunned No. 5 Michigan in one of the greatest upsets in college football history.The Vols tied it on Dobbs 67-yard touchdown pass to Josh Malone with 10:30 left in regulation. Appalachian States Michael Rubino, who earlier missed an extra point, was wide right on a 42-yard field goal attempt with 5:24 remaining.Rubinos miss wasted a 57-yard punt return by Jaquil Capel that gave Appalachian State the ball at the 28.Tennessee entered the season with its highest ranking since 2006 after winning its final six games last year, but the Volunteers looked nothing like a Top 10 team Thursday. The Volunteers committed two turnovers and lost linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin to a targeting penalty in the first half as Appalachian State built a 13-3 lead.Cam Sutton fumbled on a punt return and Appalachian States Alex Gray recovered at Tennessees 36 to set up the first touchdown, a 5-yard keeper from Taylor Lamb barely four minutes into the game. Appalachian States other touchdown came in the second quarter on a 33-yard completion from Lamb to Marcus Cox, who also rushed for 115 yards.THE TAKEAWAYAppalachian State: The Mountaineers had lost by at least 28 points in each of their six meetings with Power Five teams since that Michigan game, but they showed Thursday that they could compete with college footballs big-name programs. Appalachian State refused to get pushed around and kept Tennessees offense out of the end zone for the first 49 1/2 minutes.Cox, who has rushed for over 1,200 yards each of the last three years, showed he can run effectively against any team from any conference.Tennessee: The Vols vowed they werent overlooking Appalachian State and werent distracted by sky-high preseason expectations, but something was clearly missing Thursday. Tennessee didnt bear any resemblance to the team that ended the 2015 season on a six-game winning streak.The biggest question surrounding Tennessee during the offseason was whether it could add efficiency and explosiveness to its passing attack. That area remains a major concern.UP NEXTAppalachian State: The Mountaineers have their home opener Sept. 10 against Old Dominion. Appalachian State must avoid looking ahead to its Sept. 17 home game with Miami.Tennessee: The Volunteers face Virginia Tech at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The Sept. 10 Battle at Bristol is expected to draw over 150,000 fans, which would mark the largest recorded attendance for a college football game. Kyle Okposo Jersey . Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. The Raptors traded Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings on Monday, in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. 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He has goals in consecutive games and five in his past eight, and he leads the team with 14 points.Hes carried the team on his back, Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. Hes shown a lot of leadership and been really, really good for us.John Moore and Nick Lappin scored for New Jersey, which has lost two straight since ending a five-game winning streak. Cory Schneider made 24 saves and has allowed six goals on 50 shots over his past two starts.We werent ready, at certain times in the game, to have the right type of intensity we needed to be able to control the territory like we wanted to, Devils coach John Hynes said.With 2:32 left, Lappin scored during a goalmouth scramble to cut the lead to 3-2, but Muzzin got an empty-net goal with 28 seconds left.We pressed and got it within one and had a chance to tie it, Schneider said. I think we know that wasnt a full 60-minute effort from us. But you have to give some credit to the Kings. I thought we responded the way we were supposed to, but against that team, its hard to get down and come back.Just 45 seconds into the third, Carter scored on a 2-on-1 rush by grabbing his own rebound and pushing it undder the goalie for a 3-1 edge. Ryan OReilly Jersey. Pearson gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with 1:40 left in the second period. The Devils turned over the puck trying to clear the zone, and Pearson caught it and teed off from the left circle, sending it off Schneider and into the net.Nic Dowd set up Martinezs goal 4:58 into the second period. Dowd faked a shot, spun around and found Martinez in the high slot. Martinez beat Schneider with a hard shot through traffic to make it 1-1.Moore scored in a similar manner 3:38 into the first, launching a long shot past a screened Budaj.One thing weve got to be good at is coming out stronger in that first period, Pearson said. We let another first one in, but we battled back and were able to get the win at home.Game notes The Kings honored former goaltender Rogie Vachon before the game for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Kopitar missed his fourth straight game. ... Martinezs goal was his third goal of the season and 42nd of his career, surpassing Robert Murdoch for ninth on the Kings all-time goals list among defensemen. ... The Devils are 0 for 25 on the power play in the last eight games. . Kings D Tom Gilbert was a healthy scratch. ... Devils LW Mike Cammalleri and C Jacob Josefson were a healthy scratch. ... Devils D Yohann Auvitu missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury.UP NEXTDevils: Finish a four-game trip in San Jose on Monday night.Kings: At Anaheim on Sunday. 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BOSTON -- Rick Porcello continued to dominate at Fenway Park, and fans had to settle for a Red Sox victory without an appearance by Alex Rodriguez. Rob Blake Jersey .Porcello pitched eight solid innings, Matt Barnes cleaned up a mess created by closer Craig Kimbrel and Boston held on to beat the New York Yankees 5-3 on Tuesday night.Kimbrel walked in a run with the bases loaded in the ninth before handing off to Barnes, who struck out Mark Teixeira for his first save. Boston returned home after going 5-6 on a West Coast trip.It was a big win for us. It came off a long, tough road trip, Porcello said. So we started the homestand off the right way and its a good way to start the series.After falling behind early, the Red Sox scored three runs in the fifth to lead 5-2. Boston has won 10 of the last 14 meetings between the rivals. Dustin Pedroia had three RBI.Porcello (15-3) allowed two runs and struck out six. He improved to 11-0 in 12 starts at home this season.Luis Severino (1-7) allowed five runs and seven hits over 4 1/3 innings. It was his first start since being demoted to the minors in May.Rodriguez did not play after announcing that this weeks four games would be his last with the Yankees. Manager Joe Girardi said the plan is for Rodriguez to start the final game of the series on Thursday night. A-Rod will play his final game in pinstripes Friday night at home against Tampa Bay.With the Red Sox leading in the ninth, a We want A-Rod! chant briefly broke out among sellout crowd.Rodriguez made his major league debut for Seattle at Fenway in 1994.Things got tense for a moment in the seventh after Chase Headley was thrown out trying to stretch his double off the Green Monster into a triple. Benches cleared after Headley had words with Porcello, and the two briefly came face-to-face. Umpires quickly stepped in and were able to calm things.Porcello declined to say what the specific issue was about.It was one of those moments where I felt like I needed to say something and I did, he said. So its between me and him. He knows what I said, and Ill leave it at that.Headley also was mum about the incident.He said what he had to say and I responded, Headley said. Im competing, too, so I actually kind of enjoyed it, to be honest. We havent had one of those dustups with the Red Sox in a while. It got me going a little bit.The Red Sox played catch up until putting things together in the fifth.Andrew Benintendi nearly had his first career homer after hitting a shot next to the yellow line that separates the Green Monster and the wall in center. The umpires conferred briefly before signaling a home run. Benintendi rounded the bases and had a few minutes in the dugout before the call was overturned on a review and ruled a double.It still drove in Sandy Leon, who led off with a triple to the corner in right, and put Boston up 3-2.Benintendi scored on a double by Pedroia, and the second baseman came around to put Boston up 5-2 when David Ortiz hit a line drive off the Green Monster.BOBBLEHEAD CANCELEDThe Red Sox canceled an Ortiz bobblehead promotion when the figurine turned out to be racially insensitive, said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy says it didnt much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. The rejected bobblehead was made by BDA, Inc., and the company will also produce the replacements.We value our decades-long relationship with the Red Sox organization and its decision to postpone Tuesdays David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway, BDA said in a statement. Were currently working closely with the Red Sox to ensure the team and its fans receive a quality product.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: New York claimed LHP Tommy Layne off waivers and placed him on the active roster Tuesday, one week after the Red Sox designated him for assignment. Layne made his Yankees debut when he came out of the bullpen in the fifth and replaced Severino.Red Sox: Manager John Farrell said after the game that LF/C Blake Swihart will have surgery sometime in the coming days on his injured left ankle sprain. He is likely done for the season.UP NEXTYankees: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (9-8, 4.80) leads the club in wins despite losing his last two starts, allowing a pair of home runs in each.Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (0-2, 6.20 in AL) is still looking for his first win since coming to Boston in a trade with San Diego on July 14. Pomeranz was 8-7 with the Padres and made the NL All-Star team with an ERA of 2.47.---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower Jake Muzzin Jersey . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. Marty Mcsorley Jersey . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. http://www.nhlkingsauthority.com/authentic-oscar-fantenberg-kings-jersey/ . 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FRISCO, Texas -- Proof that every move the Dallas Cowboys quarterback makes is noteworthy: Video of Dak Prescott picking up a Gatorade cup after missing the trash can has been viewed more than 49,000 times on YouTube. http://www.bengalsrookiestore.com/Bengals-Carl-Lawson-Jersey/ .To recap: After the Cowboys took a 27-17 lead against the Baltimore Ravens late in the fourth quarter, Prescott flipped the cup behind him, noticed he missed, got off the bench and then threw the cup away.It was about the only miss Prescott had in the second half Sunday.I mean, I dont shoot behind my back too much, Prescott said. I think the garbage can was kind of behind me. It was a little flip back. It still had some ice in it, so it threw off the rotation.Prescott could have let the cup stay on the ground and nobody would have noticed. Now he is being hailed as a hero; however, the folks from the Dont Mess With Texas litter campaign have yet to reach out to Prescott.Maybe they will now.Uh, more people need to pick up their trash if it was that big of a deal, Prescott said. I just simply missed the garbage can and didnt think much of it. Get up and put my trash where it belongs.Cowboys owner Jerry Jones certainly appreciated the move. Jones has been known to walk around AT&T Stadium or The Star and pick up the tiniest bits of trash. He doesnt want anything to look out of sorts.I thought if you go out to our stadium or you go out to The Star, if you go down on the event level or if youre in the top part with the suites in that area, youll see no intellectual clutter and youll see all the trash picked up. Thats what we want. Were proud of it. And its good to see that carry on through to the sidelines, Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. http://www.bengalsrookiestore.com/Bengals-Jeff-Driskel-Jersey/ .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. http://www.bengalsrookiestore.com/Bengals-Andrew-Billings-Jersey/ . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August. http://www.bengalsrookiestore.com/Bengals-Aj-Mccarron-Jersey/ . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. JACKSON, Miss. -- Jalen Morton scored on a 4-yard keeper with 2:34 left in the game and Prairie View held on to beat Jackson State 28-14 on Saturday.Morton passed for two first-half TDs and Prairie View (5-3, 5-1 Southwestern Athletic) extended the lead to 21-0 on Caleb Broachs 10-yard TD run early in the third. Robert Johnson and Juwan Adams each had TD runs to help Jackson State (3-5, 3-3) rally back to within a touchdown before the end of the quarter.Jarin Morikawa had 286 yards passing for the Tigers. But the Panthers intercepted Morikawa twice and held Jackson State to minus-3 yards on 22 rushing attempts. http://www.bengalsrookiestore.com/Bengals-Josh-Malone-Jersey/. Daniel Williams had eight catches for 136 yards and passed Sylvester Morris (192) to become the Jackson State career receptions leader.The Tigers remained in first place in the SWAC East Division thanks to Alcorn State also losing on Saturday, 41-33 to Southern. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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BUFFALO, N. http://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-David-Bakhtiari-Jersey/ .Y. -- Given the choice, defenseman Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning would prefer not being thrust into the position of having to once again prove theyre capable at succeeding without captain Steven Stamkos.The only real consolation is knowing the Lightning have done it before.You live in this reality now, and weve just got to have to face it, Hedman said, Thursday. Itll be a good test for us. But at the same time, we know we can handle it, and we know we can win hockey games even though were going to miss him.Hedman spoke before the Lightning played at Buffalo, and a day after the team announced Stamkos was out indefinitely with a torn ligament in his right knee. Stamkos was hurt in the first period of a 4-3 win at Detroit on Tuesday.Later on Thursday, the Lightning announced Stamkos had surgery and was expected to miss four months as coach Jon Cooper had suggested might be the timetable earlier in the day.If we put ourselves in a position to make the playoffs, hes going go to be back, Cooper said. And thatll be better than any trade deadline acquisition than anybody else is going to get.The challenge now is for the Lightning to make the postseason without the two-time NHL scoring champion and the teams on- and off-ice leader.Youve got to take your head out of the sand, dig your heels in and march on, Cooper said. And unfortunately, this has happened to us before and the guys have found a way.The injury is the latest recent setback for the 2008 No. 1 draft pick who signed an eight-year, $68 million contract last June to remain in Tampa Bay rather than test free agencyStamkos missed the final five games of last season and all but one playoff game after having surgery to remove a blood clot near his collarbone. Tampa Bay responded by reaching the Eastern Conference finals before losing Game 7 to eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh.In 2013-14, Stamkos missed 45 games with a broken right leg. The Lightning went 22-18-5 without him and still reached the playoffs before being eliminated in the first round.Cooper was a rookie head coach that season and still recalls the dread he felt when Stamkos was hurt in November 2013.The only difference this time is being able to draw upon that experience.The more youre put in the situation, unfortunately, the better equipped you are to handle it, so well see how we do, Cooper said. Yes, we are going to miss him dearly. But like Ive said, our season is not over by no means.The Lightning are off to an encouraging start. Since snapping a three-game skid, Tampa Bay has gone 5-2-1 in its past eight.Stamkos led the team with nine goals and was tied for third in the NHL with 20 points.The Lightning have plenty of talented depth on a lineup that returned the teams top 13 scorers and both goalies from last season.Its a group that includes Hedman, forward Ryan Callahan and Nikita Kucherov, who leads the team and is second in the league with 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists). And then theres third-year forward Jonathan Drouin, who was called up from the minors in April and provided the Lightning an offensive punch with five goals and 14 points in 17 playoff games.I think thats one of our strengths in how deep we are and the amount of talent we have in our lineup, Callahan said. By no means are we not going to miss (Stamkos). I mean, you lose a guy like that and its going to affect you. But the way were built, how deep we are, you can help absorb some of that. http://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Don-Barclay-Jersey/ . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. http://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Jordy-Nelson-Jersey/ . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. http://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Corey-Linsley-Jersey/ . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record.The Dallas Stars wasted no time addressing one of their needs this offseason, making a deal for a veteran defenceman that should help on the power play. Numbers Game examines the Stars adding Sergei Gonchar. The Stars Get: D Sergei Gonchar. 39-year-old Sergei Gonchar is, naturally, no longer the player he was at his peak, but has still been a valuable part of the Ottawa Senators blueline for the past three seasons. Over the last two years, Gonchar has 64 points in 119 games (0.54 points per game ranks 18th in the league over that span) while averaging more than 23 minutes of ice time per game. Hes always been an offensive defenceman, his 101 power play goals and 775 career points ranking 10th and 18th all-time, respectively, among blueliners. Even at this stage of his career, Gonchar can get the job done on the power play. In three seasons with the Senators, 46 of his 91 points (50.5%) have come on the power play, so hes likely to have a role in improving the Stars 18th-ranked power play, which means potentially slight production upgrades for the likes of Jamie Benn, Loui Eriksson, Ray Whitney and Alex Goligoski, the four returnees who saw the most power play time for the Stars last season. Gonchars game isnt great at even-strength. Hes susceptible to get beaten by quicker forwards, so managing his match-ups and zone starts is necessary to get the best results. In my Stars Off-Season Game Plan, I had suggested that a top four defenceman was one of their needs, so neww GM Jim Nill was quick about addressing that area. http://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Bryan-Bulaga-Jersey/. Dallas made a significant financial commitment, two years and $10-million, to keep Gonchar from hitting the open market and that second season is a sizeable show of faith for a player at this stage of his career. Getting Gonchar also gives the Stars some flexibility on their defence. There is no need to rush any of their prospects but, if some younger players are ready to make the jump, that could open up trade possibilities with one of the Stars other veteran defencemen, particularly if that is whats needed to bolster the Stars forward lines. The Senators Get: A sixth-round pick. Getting anything in return for Gonchar counts as a bonus for the Senators because he would have been an unrestricted free agent on July 5th. A sixth-round pick doesnt offer a lot of value, about a one-in-seven chance of yielding an NHL player, but thats more than they would receive if Gonchar left as a free agent. With Senators D Erik Karlsson missing a good portion of the 2013 season, they needed Gonchars puck-moving ability, but with Karlsson presumably healthy for next season, the Sens can look to a younger, less expensive, alternative in that role. Before any other acquisitions occur, Patrick Wiercioch looks like one who could benefit from an increased role next season. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. 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LOS ANGELES -- Jayson Werth always wanted to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium when he played two seasons in the venerable ballpark. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Kevin-White-Jersey/ . His latest attempt came close with a 450-foot blast into the upper reaches of the left-field pavilion.Werths homer helped break open a one-run game in the ninth inning, moving the Washington Nationals within one victory of taking a postseason series for the first time with an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL playoff.Heck, he even tied Babe Ruth with his 15th career postseason homer, good for 11th all-time.Ever since Dusty (Baker) moved me into the two-hole, I just felt like my job is to get on base for the animals behind me, said Werth, whose three hits tied a postseason career high.Four relievers combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings, putting the Nationals in position to wrap up the NL Division Series on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.They work quick and theyre not afraid to go after anybody, said third baseman Anthony Rendon, who hit a two-run homer in a four-run third that chased Kenta Maeda.Werth added, It gives us confidence. I feel like the bullpen is going to hold up and that might not have been the case or the feeling in years past.NL East champions for the third time in five years, the Nats were unable to advance during their two previous trips to the postseason. They lost in the Division Series to St. Louis in 2012 and San Francisco in 2014.Im hoping this is our year, Werth said. Were battle-tested, were playoff-tested, and weve got a good group of guys. Weve been playing together a long time now, so I feel like this is our opportunity.Now 37 and with his 2008 World Series championship in Philadelphia long behind him, Werth senses time encroaching on him.Obviously, I cant play this game forever, he said. So I feel like this is our chance and I also feel like maybe this is my last chance to do it.The franchise has won one playoff series -- the Montreal Expos beat Philadelphia following the strike-shortened 1981 season before losing to the Dodgers in the NL Championship Series.The team moved from Montreal to Washington before the 2005 season.Playing 23 hours after the Nationals tied the series at home in a rain-postponed Game 2, the Dodgers again struggled against left-handed pitching, a problem throughout the season when they had a major league-worst .213 average against lefties.Four Washington lefty relievers stymied the Dodgers in the first two games. Facing lefty starter Gio Gonzalez in Game 3, they got three runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings.The only Dodgers hitter with proven success against Gonzalez was catcher Carlos Ruiz, and he came through with a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the fifth that cut their deficit to 4-3.I made one bad pitch, but the bullpen was incredible, Gonzalez said. Its tough to go on the road and win in the playoffs. I went after them but I wish I had that one pitch back.After that, the Dodgers mustered just a pair of singles off a Nats bullpen that included lefties Sammy Solis and Oliver Perez, and didnt advance a runner past first base. Solis wound up with the win.Now, the four-time defending NL West champions are facing elimination.Were not afraid of this, rookie manager Dave Roberts said. Theres no quit in our guys. Well be ready tomorrow to win a baseball game, I can promise you that.It was still 4-3 when Werth homered on a 1-0 pitch from All-Star closer Kenley Jansen leading off the ninth.Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run double that bounced off right fielder Josh Reddicks glove at the wall -- the hit scored Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper, who both walked.Jansen, the teams all-time saves leader, was yanked. Los Angeles used all seven of its relievers in the game.Maeda gave up four runs and five hits in three innings. The Japanese right-hander who won a team-leading 16 games is one of seven rookies on the Dodgers NLDS roster.Kenta was missing and getting behind, Roberts said. His fastball leaked back behind the plate and they made him pay. It was a good game until the ninth. Thats baseball.Maeda retired the side in the second, striking out two, before wilting in the third. He opened the inning by giving up four hits in five batters.Werths RBI double in the right-field corner tied the game 1-all. Harper hit an RBI single and Rendon followed with his two-run shot to the left-field pavilion for a 4-1 lead.Dodgers rookie Corey Seager continued his first-inning success in the series, hitting an RBI double off the wall for a 1-0 lead after homering in the first inning of Games 1 and 2.HIT `EM HERENationals SS Danny Espinosa got hit by a pitch from Maeda in the third inning, the third time hes been hit, which is the most in NLDS history. He trails Shane Victorino, who was hit four times in the 2013 ALDS against Boston for most in a division series in major league history.UP NEXTDodgers rookie Julio Urias (5-2, 3.39 ERA) is scheduled to start Game 4, but the Dodgers could bring back Game 1 winner Clayton Kershaw on short rest with their season on the line. Urias made two starts against the Nationals this season. He allowed two runs and six hits in five innings of a no-decision at home on June 22. The left-hander allowed one run in four innings on July 21 at Washington. The Dodgers won both games.The Nationals have yet to announce their starter. Its possible RHP Joe Ross would start Game 4 and Game 1 loser Max Scherzer would take the mound if Game 5 is necessary.The game will start at 5:05 p.m. EDT. The teams had to wait until San Franciscos 13-inning win over the Cubs ended just before 3 a.m. EDT to find out when first pitch would be -- Los Angeles and Washington would have begun at 8:08 p.m. EDT if Chicago had won. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Tom-Compton-Jersey/ . - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Tarik-Cohen-Jersey/ . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-Mike-Singletary-Jersey/ . 10 Texas A&Ms offence dominated as usual against SMU. STILLWATER, Okla. -- After finishing 114th out of 128 Division I schools in rushing offense last season, No. 21 Oklahoma State is hoping for an improved ground attack this year.Barry J. Sanders, a transfer from Stanford and the son of former Oklahoma State Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders, joins three returning running backs, as well as highly touted freshman Justice Hill, to give the Cowboys a deep group that will compete for playing time.As the Cowboys prepare for their season opener against Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 3, it seems that a running back-by-committee approach will prevail, as none of the five has separated themselves from the herd.Right now, its a group that will share time, coach Mike Gundy said. Were hoping that the addition of Justice, and then Junior (Sanders), working with what we had last year, will give us a good 75-80 plays a game.Senior Chris Carson led Oklahoma State in rushing last year with 517 yards on 131 carries (a 3.9-yard average), along with four touchdowns, while recording 17 receptions for 170 yards.Senior Rennie Childs gained 281 yards and two touchdowns on 72 rushes (a 3.9-yard average), while sophomore Chris Carr also compiled a 3.9-yard average with 142 yards rushing and one TD on 36 carries.At Stanford, Sanders picked up 315 yards and four touchdowns on 51 rushes (a 6.2-yard average).With the addition of Hill, a true freshman from Tulsa who has turned heads with his play in camp, any of the running backs is likely to see the field at some point -- Gundy is just not sure who will get the most snaps.A lot of times, its just by feel, Gundy said of dividing up the playing time. A guy gets hot, you leave him in, a guy gets tired, youve got to get him out and put somebody else in. We may not know whatt to do at that position until the third or fourth game of the year. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Hats/. Despite averaging just 126.8 yards per game rushing last season, the Cowboys offense still amassed 480 yards per game overall, ranking 22nd in the nation, en route to a 10-3 record, thanks to a potent aerial attack led by quarterback Mason Rudolph.It appears that the inclusion of Sanders, as well as Hill, to the group has sparked improvements in the holdovers from last season.One thing that I have enjoyed watching is that Chris Carsons work ethic and approach, and Rennies work ethic, has been really good, Gundy said. Whether it has been (because of) Junior or just them wanting to improve an area on our team that we need to help improve the overall picture has been good.Carson agreed that the infusion of new talent has provided additional motivation for the returning running backs to upgrade their game.With (Sanders) coming in, its just going to make everybody else better, Carson said. The run game as a unit will be a lot better. Of course its going to make me work harder, its going to make Rennie work harder, everybody else in the running backs work harder. With him coming in, thats a great addition for us as a team because I feel like we are just one step away from that Big 12 (championship).Carr, who also returned kickoffs as a freshman last year, averaging 21.5 yards on 29 returns, believes there has been an increase in competitiveness in practice, as each player tries to stake his claim to a spot in the rotation.Everyones competing at a high level and thinks they can be the guy, Carr said. 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PARIS -- Mario Balotelli missed a late penalty for French league leader Nice, shortly after appearing to aim a kiss at the Lyon bench in a dominant 2-0 win on Friday night. Andre Schurrle Jersey .The win moved Nice four points clear of Monaco, which lost 3-1 at Toulouse despite scoring first, and 10 clear of Lyon.Balotellis athleticism and physical presence caused problems for Lyon throughout, even if his scoring touch deserted him.The Italian striker joined after two fruitless seasons with Liverpool and AC Milan, with many observers writing him off as a spent force.But the 26-year-old Balotelli confounded critics with five league goals in his first three league games, and almost added another from the spot on Friday after being fouled by defender Jordy Gaspar.The way he won the penalty was brilliant, receiving a pass from Younes Belhanda, sharply cutting inside the area with a superb first touch and drawing a foul from the inexperienced Gaspar, who is 19 years old.Balotelli has a reputation as an excellent penalty taker but was too casual, striding up to the ball and pausing before striking a shot to the left that Portuguese goalkeeper Anthony Lopes palmed away.Just minutes before that, Balotelli appeared to aim a kiss at Lyons bench after midfielder Jean Michael Seris 76th-minute goal made it 2-0.Balotelli seems perfectly settled on the French Riviera after some troublesome years.He got a rousing ovation when he was substituted with five minutes remaining and then playfully threw a water bottle at Nice goalie Yoan Cardinale as the players applauded the fans.Center half Paul Baysse put Nice ahead in the fifth minute with an excellent swivel finish and was involved in an incident that led to Lyon forward Nabil Fekir getting sent off in the 28th.Fekir was chasing a ball when he kicked the back of Baysses legs and walked on his arm when he fell to the ground, although it seemed unclear if that act was deliberate.I dont know if he did it on purpose, Baysse said. All I know is that he trod on my arm -- and it hurts.Although Balotelli did not score, it made little difference to Nices fans -- who had made their point to the president of bitter rival Lyon.They unfurled a banner with a message addressed to president Jean-Michel Aulas, who was in discussions to sign Balotelli before he choose Nice.Aulas: to play with Balotelli you must buy FIFA 17, the message read, referring to the popular video game.---TOULOUSE 3, MONACO 1Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite should contact his bank manager, because it is going to be an expensive season at this rate.In August, the Denmark forward pledged to donate 1,000 Euros ($1,100) to charity for every league goal he scores this season.He has six so far after scoring two late goals on Friday, and is well on course to shatter his career-best 11 from last season.Monaco led through striker Valere Germains looping header in the fourth minute.After midfielder Oscar Trejo equalized when he headed in Braithwaites pass midway through the second half, Braithwaite pounced in the 83rd and 87th to move Toulouse up to third place.It is a remarkable turnaround for Toulouse, which avoided relegation to the second tier on the final day of last season but has been the other surprise package so far, beating defending champion Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 last month. 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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Two touchdowns eight seconds apart lifted Tennessee State to a 40-26 come-from-behind win over Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic on Saturday night.Sophomore OShay Ackerman-Carter went 14 for 18 for 227 yards and found Patrick Smith with a pass from the 3-yard line that knotted the score at 26 with 4:23 left in the third quarter. One snap later, Ezra Robinson picked off Jackson States LaMontiez Ivy from the 25 and ran in for the go-ahead score with 4:15 left in the third.Tennessee SState (2-0) added an insurance score when Ackerman-Carter picked up his first career rushing TD, from the 1, with 14:12 left in the game. Jadon Sancho Jersey. With 21 carries for 109 yards, junior Erick Evans gained more than 100 yards rushing for the second time in his career.Ivy fired 40 passes, completing 19 for 167 yards and a 30-yard TD to Daniel Williams that gave the Tigers a 13-0 lead. 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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The sky blue carpet was laid out, and fans equipped with handmade signs and smart phones lined the decaled barricades, waiting for a car to arrive and drop off Russell Westbrook. Jordan Eberle Jersey .Local businesses downtown let employees off work early, encouraging them to head to Chesapeake Energy Arena. Drummers pounded on their snares and cymbals, scattered chants of Rus-sell! broke out organically and team employees bounced around, handing out bottles of water and snow cones.More than a thousand people were gathered, sweating in unison on a steamy August day -- one in which the mayor of Oklahoma City, Mick Cornett, had declared to be Russell Westbrook Day.One month ago to the day, Kevin Durant had signed with the Golden State Warriors, bringing the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise to its knees. A truck just ran through us, is how one person within the team phrased it.Now, a celebration was happening. Westbrook had signed an extension, stabilizing the organization and allowing it to finally begin to move forward. Durants departure was the darkest day in franchise history; Westbrooks commitment might be the brightest.The suddenness of Westbrooks renegotiated deal was jarring, going from dead silence for the past month to news breaking late on Wednesday that it was close, and then done. But in reality, Westbrook and the Thunder have been in agreement on an extension for more than two weeks. The signal was Dion Waiters qualifying offer being rescinded, a move done with only the goal of freeing necessary cap space to extend Westbrook. The moment the Thunder pulled that offer, they knew they had a commitment from Westbrook.In the wake of Durants departure, the Thunder focused on patience and level-headed choices. They quickly turned to Westbrook to try and steady the franchise and to do it with something tangible. A contract extension that, in essence, plants a flag in the ground with the Thunder. A declaration that in forgoing his own free agency a year from now, Westbrook was going to pick up the mantle Durant willingly laid down.Yes, Westbrook now maximizes his earning potential. His contract is a renegotiation and it only goes up, adding an extra $8.7 million this season. Then its another guaranteed year with the Thunder, and then Westbrook hits the coveted 10-year veteran max qualifier and could ink a five-year, $204 million contract, making him the highest-paid player in the NBA.But first, he had to commit to the Thunder now.Theres no denying Westbrook made the most pragmatic, sensible decision. Hes making the most money he possibly can and keeping options open for the future. Hes also making the most brash and bold one. Hes assuming the burden of filling the crater Durant left behind. Its a perfect Westbrookian paradox, fitting for the kind of player he is. None of it makes any sense, except it all makes perfect sense.Westbrook, 27, can re-enter the free agent market in two years, and many look at this situation as him giving the Thunder a timetable. A deadline of two years to convince him to stay again. But to judge the length of the contract and assume hes plotting for future free agency would be, like many do with Westbrook already, misreading the situation. Westbrook has made a clear commitment to the Thunder. Hes under contract longer with them than Durant is with the Warriors.The Thunder are under no illusion this is a lifetime contract, though. Theres work to be done. The roster has holes, and Westbrook wants to win. But he also isnt in desperate search for approval because of it. Westbrook doesnt tend to care much about what people think. That should be pretty obvious with the way he dresses himself.Its one of the reasons Westbrook is perpetually misunderstood. Many conflate his on-court persona with his off-court personality. Hes unapologetic. Hes fiery. Hes emotional. Hes arguably the most competitive player in professional sports. And hes really not as complicated as it might seem. With Westbrook, what you see is what you get. Hes not one to mince words with the media -- no matter how short those words might be -- and it wont take a decoder to figure him out.Im a straightforward type of guy. I shoot you straight, he said. No need to go back and forth and try to figure out any other options, create this hoopla, rumors and all this stuff. This is where I want to be, and thats what I made the decision based on.Almost instantly after Durant left, Westbrook understood the gravity of the situation he was cast into. It was time for him to make a decision now, a year earlier than expected, and give the Thunder a course to plot. As one person close to Westbrook said: He operates in the light of day. There would be no backroom angling. He was going to give the Thunder an answer, one way or the other.All the times weve been together, OKC general manager Sam Presti said, I dont think Ive ever walked out a conversation with him thinking, I dont know where he stands, I dont know what he thinks, I dont know what he means. It was right down the middle. Direct.But following Durants announcement, as he said Thursday, Westbrook quickly shifted into thinking ahead for the Thunder. He asked Presti, Whats next?I said, Here is one thing that could be next, Presti said. Id really like it to happen, by the way.The Thunder made it their primary objective to lock up Westbrook. They maneuvered to be in the position to do it, and once they formally presented the option, it didnt take long for him to commit.It might have seemed as if it was a toss-up, that the Russell Westbrook many perceive wouldnt stay in little ol Oklahoma City. Hes got his fashion interests. Hes from Los Angeles. Hes got to crave the big-city spotlight.Durant always appeared to be the perfect fit with Oklahoma City, with his humble nature and down-home demeanor. But he also was drawn to a bigger city, not necessarily for the brighter lights, but for the ability to blend. In Oklahoma City, Durant carried a larger-than-life burden everywhere he went. Hed privately lamented to friends an inability to be in public. Westbrooks ideal night off the floor, though? At home with his wife, Nina, watching anything other than basketball. Thats a fit with Oklahoma City.While Durant often had issues with the roster -- not enough veterans, not the right mix, not enough spending -- Westbrook has always been a believer in Presti. Westbrooks mentality has consistently been this: Give me the 14 guys you want me to play with, and well go after it. And as the Thunder now reconfigure around him, Presti has the responsibility of sorting through the best way to complement a Westbrook-led roster.Westbrooks world is forever different now. He was once a part of a core, with Durant and James Harden and Serge Ibaka. Then he was the Han Solo to Durants Luke Skywalker. Now, hes flag-bearer, assuming the full weight of a franchise on his back. He now takes on the responsibility of being the franchise player, alone. He didnt ask for it. But he has embraced it.Westbrook has always has been an overcomer. He didnt care he was barely recruited out of high school. He didnt flinch at critics saying hes not a point guard. Hes not one to shy away from a challenge. He runs into them headfirst, full steam ahead, for better or worse. Picking up the pieces after Durants exit is as much a challenge as there is.Exactly the kind of thing Russell Westbrook lives for. Brock Nelson Jersey . 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Stormers winger Leolin Zas was shown a red card for this hit, but he claims he slipped. Emmanuel Mudiay Jersey . Did the referee make the right call? Zas was shown a red card in the 56th minute for a clumsy mid-air collision with Wallaby fly-half Bernard Foley, and the sending off came when the Stormers were 20-18 ahead. The South Africans were later 30-25 to the good with two minutes remaining when flanker Michael Hooper burrowed over the line to clinch a win for the Waratahs in a heated game at Newlands.Red cards are always contentious, and this was no different as Zas claimed he slipped when trying to go up for the ball. The referee was unmoved, and the Waratahs used the extra man to their advantage as they came from behind for the win. Click on the video above to watch the incident.Do you think it was the right call to send Leolin Zas off? Comment below or Tweet us @SkySportsRugby to share your views. 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SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants leaned on some new faces and aces this time around, hoping to ride that even-year magic through another October.It all fell apart with one final meltdown by their crumbling bullpen.After Matt Moore coolly pitched and hit the Giants into good position to force a Game 5 in the NL Division Series, their relievers let it get away. The Chicago Cubs rallied for four runs in the ninth inning and San Franciscos season ended with a 6-5 loss Tuesday night.The Giants had won all 10 games when facing postseason elimination under manager Bruce Bochy. That was part of a run that included World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014.A day after rallying to beat the Cubs in 13 innings, the wild-card Giants were looking forward to a deciding matchup at Wrigley Field. Instead, its over.Its a weird feeling, it is, Bochy said. It just ends so abruptly and especially the way it ended. Thats kind of tough on all these guys. They played so well today. Great job, what Matt did for us. And you like to think that youre going to hold on and were headed to Chicago.It kind of gives you an empty stomach to go out like this. But these guys, last two weeks have been playoff games, they played their hearts out. And its a tough way to go out, he said.While Conor Gillaspie delivered again as San Franciscos latest unheralded postseason star, a pair of errors by Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford proved costly.The Giants had been downright unflappable for years now in these pressure-packed scenarios. Then again, most of those wins came with a reliable bullpen.After owning the best record in the majors at the All-Star break, the Giants struggled. This group of relievers was the biggest problem in the second half, with the team setting a franchise record by losing nine games it led after eight innings -- most in baseball -- including five in September.One last collapse doomed them. 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Later, as the orange towel-waving sellout crowd chanted Con-or! Gillaspie singled in the eighth for his fourth hit.In the end, these Giants couldnt pull off the kind of improbable comeback that defined their championship runs in recent seasons. In 2012 against Cincinnati, they became the first team to rally from an 0-2 deficit in a best-of-five series by winning three straight road games. San Francisco also overcame a 3-1 deficit in the NL Championship Series that year against St. Louis.Chasing their first World Series title since 1908, the Cubs will get a few days of rest before opening the NLCS on Saturday at Wrigley Field, awaiting the Los Angeles Dodgers or Washington Nationals. That series is going to a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday.One day after getting tagged in the eighth of an eventual 6-5, 13-inning loss, Aroldis Chapman closed this one out by striking out the side in order. 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Derrick Favors Jersey . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. http://www.officialjazzauthenticstore.com/kids-karl-malone-jazz-jersey/ . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. RICHMOND, Va. -- Scott McCarron and Tom Byrum shared the Dominion Charity Classic lead Saturday, with Bernhard Langer two strokes back in the second of three PGA Tour Champions playoff events.McCarron shot his second straight 5-under 67, and Byrum had a 69 to reach 10-under 134 on The Country Club of Virginias James River Course. Langer also had a 69 in his return for a left knee injury that forced him to withdraw from the playoff opener last week in California.McCarron birdied the par-5 16th and 18th for the second day in a row, holing a 12-footer on 18. Byrum closed birdie-bogey-birdie, making a 20-footer on 18 to tie McCarron.Langer is fighting the knee injury that he re-aggravated at home doing routine spinning. The 59-year-old German star leads the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs standings, had a tour-high our victories and has wrapped up the season money title with $2,697,459.The playoff field was cut from 72 to 54 for the event, and Tom Lehman dropped out because of an elbow injury. The top 36 after the week will qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week in Scottsdale, Arizona.Each dollar earned in the first two events is worth two points -- first place is worth $305,000 and 610,000 points this week -- and is added to the regular-season total. At the Charles Schwab Championship, points will be reset so that the top five only have to win to capture the Charles Schwab Cup.TOTO JAPAN CLASSICIBARAKI, Japan -- Shanshan Feng shot an 8-under 64 to take the TOTO Japan Classic lead, putting the Chinese star in position to close the Asian swing with consecutive victories.Feng birdied the final two holes for a one-stroke advantage over Ariya Jutanugarn, the Thai pplayer who leads the LPGA Tour with five victories and would wrap up the player of the year award with a victory. Donovan Mitchell Jersey. .Jutanugarn had a 68 on another chilly day at Taiheiyo Club in the tours first tournament in the Tokyo area since 1991. Norways Suzann Pettersen (66) and South Koreas Soo-Yun Kang (69) were 9 under.Feng won last week in steamy conditions in Malaysia. She has finished no worse than a tie for fourth in her last six events. She started the run with the Olympic bronze medal in Rio, tied for fourth at Evian in France, opened the Asia trip at home in China with a fourth-place tie, was second in Taiwan and tied for third in South Korea before winning. After winning Sunday, she took off Monday and Tuesday.The five-time LPGA Tour winner two-putted for birdie on the par-5 17th, then capped the bogey-free round with a 10-footer on the par-4 18th that caught the left edge, circled the cup and fell in to get her to 11-under 133. She birdied three of the first six and had three in a row on Nos. 12-14.The second-ranked Jutanugarn had six birdies and two bogeys. She has a 13-point lead over Lydia Ko in the player of the year standings. The top-ranked Ko was tied for 52nd at 1 over after a 71.TURKISH AIRLINES OPENANTALYA, Turkey -- Denmarks Thorbjorn Olesen shot a 3-under 69 to extend his lead to seven strokes in the Turkish Airlines Open.Olesen had an 18-under 195 total at Regnum Carya.American David Lipsky (66) was tied for second with Austrias Bernd Wiesberger (66), Chinas Li Haotong (68), Italys Matteo Manassero (68) and Englands David Horsey (68). Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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