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COLUMBIA, S. Cheap New Balance Shoes Online Australia .C. -- South Carolina will have to keep its undefeated run going without suspended leading scorer and rebounder Sindarius Thornwell, at least for a while.The 6-foot-5 senior has been benched since last Sunday when the school announced hed been suspended indefinitely for violating athletic department policy.Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said on Friday that Thornwell made a mental mistake and believed he would return to the team this season.It appears he wont be in the lineup next week ahead when the 19th-ranked Gamecocks (8-0) face Seton Hall (7-2) at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, then travel to South Florida on Dec. 17.Thornwell has practiced with the team and will travel to games until his suspension is lifted.Its an adjustment, for sure, sophomore PJ Dozier said . But at the end of the day, weve got to come out and compete. These games continue to go on.Thornwell played a major role in South Carolinas impressive start this season, which has included victories over then 25th-ranked Michigan on Nov. 23 and against then-No. 18 Syracuse three days later.Thornwell tops the Gamecocks with 18.7 points and 6.7 rebounds a game. He also leads the team in assists, three-point shooting and foul shooting.Martin would not go into detail about what Thornwell did wrong or when he might return.If I knew when he was coming back I wouldnt have released the statement about Thornwells indefinite suspension, Martin said.At the end of the day, we all fall under one umbrella, which is the University of South Carolina, Martin said. We all have to conduct and act and follow the laws and the rules that have been created by this institution. And when theyre not, you dont play favorites because somebodys a good player and somebodys a lesser player.One thing Martin is sure of -- the rest of his roster will have to step up against Seton Hall and South Florida to mitigate the absent Thornwell.Not one guy is going to step in and be Sindarius, Martin said. They all collectively have to grab an extra rebound each, have to come up with an extra assist each, have to figure out a way to all of them score one more basket each than what theyve been doing.Where Thornwell might be missed most is in South Carolinas defensive scheme. He led the team in steals last season and was picked for the all-Southeastern Conference defensive team.Martin had Thornwell glued to the opponents best perimeter scorer, a chasers role the senior from Lancaster had taken great pride in the past two seasons.Now, Martin will look to Dozier, a 6-6 point guard who was the SECs player of the week last week as he averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.5 steals in wins over Vermont and Florida International.Dozier, a McDonalds All-American in high school, struggled with some defensive concepts as a freshman, often getting benched after picking up too many hand-check fouls instead of keeping in front of his man.Martin said thats changed this season as Dozier has worked to elevate his defensive play. He leads the Gamecocks with 19 steals this season.Hes starting to kind of spread his wings of late, Martin said of Doziers play.A bulk of responsibility will also fall to senior guard Duane Notice, last years SEC sixth man of the year who has started all eight games this season and is third in scoring at 11.5 points a game behind Thornwell and Dozier.Thornwell is understandably disappointed with his mistake, Martin said. Hes kept up a leadership role of encouraging players and taking charge at practice when things break down.Hes not going to allow his spirit to be broken. His teammates are not going to allow his spirit to be broken, Martin said.---More AP college basketball: and Balance Clearance Australia . Pirlo limped out of Sundays 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13 minutes. 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LOS ANGELES -- UCLA will need all 11 players on defense and special teams to contain Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. Buy Adidas Superstar Australia .The Bruins have used almost as many players to simulate McCaffrey in practice this week as they prepare to face the Heisman Trophy contender on Saturday.Wide receiver Darren Andrews listed quarterback Craig Myers and wideouts Damian Alloway, Theo Howard, Stephen Johnson, Christian Pabico and Brad Sochowski as having played McCaffrey on the scout team.Im not on that side so I really cant see, but from what I hear they are doing a good job, Andrews said. We got a lot of different players playing that position, different players with different attributes that we think McCaffrey has.UCLA is more than familiar with the various facets of McCaffreys game. As a freshman, he had 88 all-purpose yards in a 31-10 upset win for the Cardinal that denied UCLA a spot in the Pac-12 title game, showing tantalizing hints of what was to come. McCaffrey rushed for 243 yards and four touchdowns last season as Stanford extended its winning streak in the series to eight games.Its hard to emulate him with anybody, coach Jim Mora said. No disrespect to any other players in the country but I think he is the best player in football.McCaffrey has totaled 200 all-purpose yards in eight consecutive games and rushed for 100 yards in 13 of his last 14 games, demonstrating the versatility and elusiveness that Mora described in detail while lavishing praise on the junior.He is really slippery. He doesnt go down easy. Hes like a pinball in there sometimes. Even when you wrap, he has an uncanny ability to get arms off of him. And he always falls forward, Mora said. I think all of this is a product of this great competitiveness that he has inside of him. How can you respect a guy more than you can respect the way he plays football? Its unbelievable.While UCLA has struggled to mimic McCaffrey, Mora believes his team is better prepared to handle No. 7 Stanfords physicality after moving to a more pro-style offense and adding intense 9-on-7 run drills during spring practice and training camp. That emphasis finally seemed to pay off last week, as UCLA held BYU to 23 rushing yards.Factoring in sacks, the 23 net yards rushing allowed was the best performance by UCLAs defense since holding Arizona State to 21 yards in 2008. It was a step forward after allowing 378 yards rushing combined in UCLAs first two games against Texas A&M and UNLV.We still have to execute, Mora said. We still have to get off blocks. We cant get shoved down the field. We have to tackle well in space. We have to get bodies around Christian McCaffrey. 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McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. After 18 trades on deadline day, baseball probably deserves a chance to take a deep breath.That calm period may not last for long.Teams had until 4 p.m. EDT on Monday to make trades without waivers, and it was the busiest deadline day since at least 1995, according to Major League Baseball. In a sense, the deadline marks the unofficial start of each seasons pennant races. From now on, its hard for any team to make a major move, so the contenders will have to hope the rosters they have are good enough.Some of the biggest trades were made by teams already in first place, like Texas, Cleveland and San Francisco. But the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, who are trying to come from behind in their divisions, were also active.Now the focus turns to the aftermath -- and how all these moves will affect the postseason chase.Here are a few things to watch as the dust settles following Mondays deadline:GOING FOR ITThis years biggest buyers were the Texas Rangers, who have the American Leagues best record and added two of the top prizes on the trade market. The Rangers acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from Milwaukee and outfielder Carlos Beltran from the New York Yankees.Texas also got Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress. The Rangers had to send two former first-round draft picks to Milwaukee, but with Houston within striking distance in the AL West, Texas decided to be aggressive.The Astros were 10 games behind Texas on July 29, but the deficit is now 5 1/2 games. Houston had a fairly quiet trade deadline and will now have to try to chase down the revamped Rangers.RIVALSThe Los Angeles Dodgers are two games behind San Francisco in the NL West, but they added left-hander Rich Hill and outfielder Josh Reddick in a deal with Oakland. The Giants werent about to stand pat, acquiring left-hander Matt Moore from Tampaa Bay. Superstar Shoes Sale Australia. The Dodgers still have their share of drama hanging over them in the form of Clayton Kershaws injury problems and Yasiel Puigs situation, but Hill and Reddick will have a chance to give them a boost.SHUFFLING THE STAFFAaron Sanchez is 11-1 with a 2.71 ERA for Toronto, but the 24-year-old righty has already surpassed his previous high in innings. That means the Blue Jays are set to move him to the bullpen, a decision that may not be popular with everyone in Canada. The team feels its the best way to enable him to keep contributing this year.The Blue Jays acquired left-hander Francisco Liriano. He may help the Toronto rotation withstand the loss of Sanchez -- but only if he improves on the 5.46 ERA he posted in 21 starts with Pittsburgh this season.LOGJAMThe New York Mets added another power hitter to their lineup when they acquired Jay Bruce from Cincinnati, but now they have four outfielders who can start. With Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes figuring to be in the middle of the lineup, either Curtis Granderson or Michael Conforto could end up as the odd man out. Both bat left-handed.ONE IS ENOUGH?Clevelands attempt to acquire Lucroy fell apart when he refused to waive the no-trade provision in his contract, but the Indians did make one major move, adding reliever Andrew Miller in a deal with the Yankees. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mandy Bujold and Mikaela Mayer barely missed out on the debut of womens boxing at the London Olympics. Cheap Nike Roshe Shoes .The Canadian flyweight and the American lightweight both stuck with their sport after that qualifying disappointment, and they both celebrated victories in their long-awaited Olympic debuts Friday.They both realize theyve accomplished no small feat, given how their sport has grown in the ensuing four years.When you watch the girls fight and you watch the guys fight, theres really no difference, Bujold said. I think the girls actually go for it more, because weve got the two-minute rounds. Its all excitement.Four years after the womens boxing tournament was the best thing in the London ring, the encore has begun in Brazil. With fast-paced bouts and charismatic fighters, Riocentro Pavilion 6 buzzed with excitement when women led off both sessions, starting with a thrilling first bout.After peppering her larger, favored opponent with punches for four furious rounds, Ukraine light flyweight Tetyana Kob celebrated by doing the splits while her hand was raised by the referee in victory.The competition has just shot through the roof, Mayer said moments after dominating Micronesias Jennifer Chieng. You go to a tournament, and if you want to get that gold medal, there arent a lot of pushover fights. These girls are experienced. Theyve got Olympic medals.Just as professional womens MMA rapidly became vital to that sports image and health over the past four years, the smaller world of amateur boxing has realized that its female competition is one of its most important assets.The International Boxing Association (AIBA) aggressively backed the womens sport for years, and President Ching-Kuo Wu is determined to add more fighters and weight classes to the next Olympics. The current field is only 36 boxers in three weight classes, due to IOC restrictions on the total number of Olympic athletes, but Wu wants five womens weight categories at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, calling it vital for equality.All three gold medalists from London are back to defend their titles in Rio fights featuring four two-minute rounds, rather than the three three-minute rounds fought by men. The women are still wearing headgear, while the men fight increasingly bloody bouts without the protection, but AIBA is expected to remove the gear from the women next year as well.AIBA is getting much, much better at showcasing the women and really appreciating the talent we have, Bujold said after beating Uzbekistans Yodgoroy Mirzaeva to reach the quarterfinals. I love seeing it, because Ive grown up in this sport. Seeing it grow, seeing it get into the Olympics, and now seeing the elite women out there (in Rio), its amazing.Olympic committees around the world responded to the success of womens boxing in London by pumping money into their national programs -- and USA Boxing used that to its entire teams advantage. After Claressa Shields gold medal and Marlen Esparzas bronze, the Americans secured funds from the USOC to hire Walsh as womens head coach, but he oversees all eight men and women on the Olympic team.The (womens) sport has grown immensely, said veteran coach Billy Walsh, who helped Irelands Katie Taylor to the first Olympic lightweight gold medal in London. The last world championships in May, the standard was fantastic, and its only getting better each year.The world still hasnt changed completely, however. Cuba, the most successful Olympic boxing nation behind only the U.S., still hasnt sent a female fighter to the Olympics. A competition gap also exists among nations with more established boxing cultures, even at the top level: Shields hasnt lost a fight in four years since London, although her dominance is a reflection of her singular talent as well.But the worldwide growth of womens boxing isnt slowing down. 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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby, who is out indefinitely with a concussion, did not skate at practice with his teammates Saturday.Crosby, who missed the Penguins season-opening shootout win Thursday night against the Washington Capitals, took to the ice by himself earlier Saturday morning.The Penguins were preparing for their Saturday night home game against the Anaheim Ducks.Crosby skated with teammates in practice earlier in the week but wore a yellow noncontact jersey most of the time.The 29-year-old Crosby is coming off a superlative 2015-16 season that saw him start slowly with just five points in October but finish by playing some of the best hockey of his career. He was named playoff MVP in helping the Penguins to a second Stanley Cup during his tenure with the team. Cheap Nike Roshe Online. He then led Team Canada to an undefeated run at the World Cup of Hockey last month, where he led all tournament scorers and was named tournament MVP.Crosby, who missed significant time during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons recovering from post-concussion symptoms, was diagnosed with a concussion after practice Oct. 7.Coach Mike Sullivan has said that Crosby will have to go through a full-contact practice before he is cleared to play in a regular-season game.Information from ESPN senior writer Scott Burnside contributed to this report. ' ' '
BUFFALO, N. Austin Jackson Jersey .Y. -- Prosecutors continue building their case in alleging Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane was trespassing the night he is accused of harassing three women at a downtown Buffalo bar in June.Erie County assistant district attorney Lynette Reda on Friday submitted a deposition from a Buffalo police officer stating the bar had security staffing its entrance and exit the night Kane was arrested. In handing over the deposition to Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee, Reda said it supported the evidence of trespassing.The deposition was presented during Kanes first appearance in Buffalo City Court since he pleaded not guilty last month to four counts of non-criminal harassment, one count of disorderly conduct and a count of misdemeanor trespass.The 25-year-old Kane allegedly grabbed the women by the hair and neck during separate encounters inside the bar in the early hours of June 24. The trespassing charge is the most serious by legal standards, and stems from an altercation Kane allegedly had with two bouncers while he was being forcibly removed from the bar.Kanes next scheduled court appearance is Oct. 31.Upon leaving court, Kanes lawyer, Paul Cambria, said he has had no discussions with the district attorney to reach a plea agreement. Jeff Samardzija Jersey . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. Gaylord Perry Jersey . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. . Takahashi, who had a 10-point lead after the short program, received 268.31 points after the free skate to finish 15 points ahead of second-place Nobunari Oda. A look at play Thursday at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas:SUNS 77, HEAT 74Tyler Ulis scored 20 points as the fifth-seeded Suns moved into the quarterfinals. Dragan Bender, the No. 4 overall pick, shot just 3 for 13 from the field but finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.Victor Rudd led No. 12 Miami with 24 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Damion Lee missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with 0.2 seconds left.Phoenix meets No. 4 Denver next.NETS 87, 76ERS 84Sean Kilpatrick scored 24 points, and Chris McCullough and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 13 apiece for the Nets.Brooklyn, the No. 6 seed, improved to 3-1 and moves into Saturdays quarterfinals, where it awaits the winner of a game later Thursday between the Lakers and Cleveland.No. 1 pick Ben Simmons didnt play for the 76ers, seeded 22nd. They fell to 1-4.WIZARDS 71, HAWKS 60Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 22 points to provide some of the only offense in the Wizards ugly victory.Both teams were 23 of 64 (36 percent) but the Wizards woke up in the second half after scoring just 25 points in the first two quarteers. Mark Melancon Jersey. Atlanta fell apart after halftime, managing just 23 points after scoring 23 in the second quarter.The No. 7 Wizards will play Chicago or Dallas in Saturdays quarterfinals.Brandon Ashley scored 12 points for the Hawks and Taurean Prince had 10 points but shot just 2 for 10 for the No. 10 seed.TIMBERWOLVES 89, GRIZZLIES 85Tyus Jones had 26 points and 10 assists as the Timberwolves knocked off the No. 8 seeds.Minnesota, seeded No. 24, pulled out a game that featured 13 ties and seven lead changes.Levi Randolph had 26 points for Memphis, but his 3-pointer in the final seconds was the Grizzlies only basket in the final three minutes.NUGGETS 80, JAZZ 60Jamal Murray scored 20 points and the Nuggets broke open a close game with a big third quarter on their way to the quarterfinals.The fourth-seeded Nuggets outscored Utah 27-12 in the third quarter after leading by just four points at halftime. Jimmer Fredette added 12 points. ' ' '
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He would go 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA, beating out fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig for Rookie of the Year honors.According to, Fernandezs pitching was worth 6.3 wins above replacement that year, the fifth-highest total for a pitcher in his age 20 season. Only Dwight Gooden (1985), Bob Feller (1939), Christy Mathewson (1901) and Bert Blyleven (1971) have ranked higher.COMFORT ZONE: Fernandezs starts in his home ballpark were not to be missed. He made 42 of them, going an almost unfathomable 29-2 with a 1.49 ERA. His final two home starts this month were reflective of his career. Against the Dodgers and Nationals -- two division champions -- he pitched 15 scoreless innings, striking out 26.SLUGGING WITH SWAGGER: Fernandez hit .213 in 136 career at-bats with two home runs, the first of which touched off a bench-clearing incident against Atlanta in 2013 when the youngster flipped his bat and admired his prodigious shot to left field. Against the Braves this July, Fernandez came up as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 12th and hit a two-run double to lift the Marlins to a 7-5 win.RARE COMPANY: In his first full season since surgery, Fernandez was an All-Star this year, going 16-8 with a 2.86 ERA and 253 strikeouts. He averaged 12.49 strikeouts per nine innings, the fifth-best single-season mark for a qualifying pitcher. Only Randy Johnson (twice), Pedro Martinez and Kerry Wood have posted higher figures.---Follow Noah Trister at Jonathon Simmons Jersey . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. Marreese Speights Jersey . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. Today Mashrafe Mortaza becomes the first Bangladesh cricketer in the era since they gained Test status to finish 15 years in international cricket. To mark the occasion, a collection of anecdotes, tributes and reflections by fellow cricketers, administrators, journalists, and the man himself.Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh team-mate I was really down during the 2015 World Cup. There was a lot of talk about me and it would have been easy to drop me or forget about me, but the way he took care of me was unbelievable. He gave me a lot of time, spoke about everything else other than cricket. He joked with me, and while I knew that he was trying to distract me away from my troubles, I did indeed end up forgetting about them. During team meetings he would start off by saying, Tamim will be the key. When I used to hear him speak about me in that way, it gave me a positive mindset. He did it through the tournament. I might play under a better captain than him but I seriously doubt whether if anyone else will take care of me like Mashrafe bhai.Brendan Taylor Former Zimbabwe captain, who played against Mashrafe in 28 international matches In 2006 we were level at one-all in a five-match series. We were chasing 237 to go 2-1 up.I remember Shahadat Hossain getting a hat-trick, and we were under serious pressure. Mash had had some success upfront and at the death. We needed 17 off the last over when he bowled a full toss that I hit for a six. I felt he was now under pressure, but knowing his character, I knew he would bounce back strong.We needed five off the last ball, which I managed to hit for six to win the game. Ill never forget him pull his jumper over his head in disbelief.One thing was for sure that he put all that behind him and made life very difficult for us when we toured Bangladesh a few months later. Again, its his strong mental side that has made him very successful. We have always respected each other and maintain a great friendship.Mahmudullah, Bangladesh team-mate On our way to West Indies in 2009, Mashrafe bhais first series as Bangladesh captain, he handed me an envelope in the airport lounge. Read it later, he said.I got on the plane and opened the envelope. The letter I read that day is something that I still remember. He had written some very inspiring words about me, and it seemed like he had taken a lot of time to write it, with lots of personal touches.He is an extraordinary human being who has taken our team to new heights. He is like an older brother, a friend. I pray that he leads Bangladesh into more success, and may he play for many years.Habibul Bashar, Former Bangladesh captain and current selector I always found Mashrafe to be a freakishly talented and determined individual. There are many occasions when he was unfit but pulled himself out somehow and managed to perform really well.It happened in Antigua when we were preparing for the 2007 World Cup. He was about to be sent back home with back spasms. The physio was observing him for a couple of days - with Mashrafe, you always wait till the last moment. We went on a day trip and he seemed a bit better, but the next day, when everyone thought he would have to go home, he arrived at the nets. And I was the unfortunate man facing his bowling - which was really fast that day!Shane JurgensenFormer Bangladesh head coach, current New Zealand bowling coach We were playing T20s in Ireland in 2012, and Mashrafe had just returned from an injury. In the first couple of games he struggled a little while bowling, so he was mentally down about it. During a team dinner before the next game, we spoke for ages, and I remember on the bus ride home he opened up about his numerous operations, most of them with no support to and from the hospitals, and then rehab. I was taken aback by his story. He is truly inspirational and you could tell he was a deep thinker, smart and extremely determined.Next day, in the third T20, he smashed a couple of big sixes and bowled beautifully under pressure to close out the game at the death, and all the self-doubt went out the window. He came into the dressing room, gave me a high five and a hug and said, as he always said, Bowling Shane!Bowling Mash, I replied.It was just one of those things we did.Shahriar Nafees, Bangladesh team-mate I returned from the Indian Cricket League in 2010 and had been in a national team training camp when news came that Tamim Iqbal wouldnt be available for the series against New Zealand. Mashrafe bhai had returned as captain. One of those days he called me into the dressing room when no one was around and told me that he had spoken to the selectors about me and wanted me to return to the team. I believe in you, he said.I cant explain how much it motivated me. I went on to be selected and I did quite well in that series. This is what Mashrafe bhai does to players. He can motivate them in many ways. I think this is why the team has been doing so well in the last two years.Khaled Mahmud, Former Bangladesh captain and current manager Fifteen years ago we were in India for an A team tour, just before the Test series against Zimbabwe in which Mashrafe would make his Test debut.We were having dinner on the balcony of the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai when the clubs president, Raj Singh Dungarpur, walked up to us and asked who the captain of the team was. Vince Carter Jersey. I stood up and shook his hand. He said, Please play well tomorrow. Dont lose too badly.Mashrafe was just a kid back then. He asked me what was being said, and I told him. I think Mr Dungarpurs words did us a huge favour that day. Mashrafe bowled really fast in that game, and took three wickets. I have seen Taskin bowl, but in those days, Mashrafe was really quick. That day, Mashrafe showed us how good he would be for Bangladesh.Abdur Razzak, Bangladesh team-mate and long-time friend We have known each other most of our lives. We have bowled together plenty of times too, but what most people dont know is that we also shared a few 50-run stands.Once in Kenya we were in a tight spot chasing 185 runs. We needed another 50 runs when I arrived at the crease, with two wickets in hand. Nobody really believed that we could win that game. All we did was tell each other to stay there till the end. We did, shared a 51-run stand, and Bangladesh won. I didnt make much but he was unbeaten on 43.Debbabrata Mukherjee writer of Mashrafes first biography I have known Mashrafe since 2002, but two years ago I went to his home town, Narail, for the first time to research his biography. He usually stays with his maternal grandparents, where he grew up. When I got there, he took out his motorcycle and gestured for me to sit behind him.From the stories Ive heard, I was a bit apprehensive about the ride, but I went along. A few hundred yards down the road, he headed into the jungle on a makeshift road made of bricks laid down. I asked him where we were going.You will see, he replied.The motorcycle skidded and slipped as we tore along. I sat tight.Suddenly he stopped. I could sense that there was a river in front of me but it took me a while to get a good look, since it had become dark by then. Mashrafe looked like he had come to his natural habitat.This is the Chitra River, the love of my life, he said.Ariful Islam Roney Cricket writer Mashrafe had been asking me for a long time to visit Narail, so he could show me his fish farm and his vegetable and sesame fields. Finally, after the BPL in 2015, I was able to take the trip.The plan was to drive from Mirpur to Mawa Ferry Ghat, and then we take a speedboat to cross the Padma River, and then another car from the other side. He drove us to Mawa, seeming like a sprightly kid going back home from hostel.In the speedboat, he kept telling the driver to go faster, and at one point, he managed to get behind the wheel despite our protests. Suddenly the boat spun 180 degrees, tilting dangerously to one side. The boatman managed to get it steady just in the nick of time. While the rest of us were left horrified, Mashrafe laughed uncontrollably.None of us in the boat, except perhaps for the boatman, knew how to swim.Zahid Reza Babu Cricket organiser and Mashrafes guardian in Dhaka in the early days Mashrafe was playing New Zealand in 2008, and we had a deal that if he took a five-wicket haul, he would pay me Tk 25,000. He had taken four wickets in the first game and was bowling the final over of the innings. Off the fifth ball, Mahmudullah dropped a sitter at deep square leg.I was standing under the press box at the end of the innings. He walked a long way towards me with a smile on his face, and said, So how are you feeling right now? Your 25,000 just slipped away.I couldnt stop laughing that day.Rajib Biswas Raju Childhood friend This was from a few years ago. Mashrafes had come to Narail for a short vacation, but as usual, he rounded us up for a bit of stretching and warm-ups on the local ground. We were on the way from his house when a bus from Dhaka stopped next to us, near the house of someone we knew, whose mother we then saw get off the bus.She was about 65. The bus helper had put her bags, five of them, on the road. The house was close, but she couldnt have carried those bags on her own. Mashrafe, who had seen all of it, took her bags to the house. For me, it showed what kind of person he is. He might have been one of the most recognisable faces in the country, but he is a human being first - a really good one.Mashrafe Mortaza When touring England in 2005, we were put up in Lumley Castle in Durham. People said the castle had ghosts, and we had heard a lot of stories about it.One night I asked my friend Rana [the late Manzarul Islam] to record his voice in the spookiest manner he could think of. Then we went to a room where Aftab Ahmed and a few other players were. I tapped on their window and played the recording. Within seconds the lot of them ran out of the room.Then I went to Javed [Omar] bhais room and played the recording outside it. From inside, I heard him shout, Mashrafe, we know its you. Go away! But he didnt come out, and I knew it was because he wasnt really sure if it was me.Then I went to Sumon bhais [Habibul Bashar] room. As soon as he opened the door, he saw a figure wrapped in a white sheet. He was there with his wife and naturally they were frightened.The next morning I didnt dare go to the breakfast room for fear of what they all might do to me.Whats your favourite Mortaza memory? ' ' '
COLUMBIA, S. Corey Kluber Jersey .C. -- South Carolina linebacker Jonathan Walton has one goal on his mind -- qualify for a bowl game.Weve got something to fight for, Walton said Tuesday.The Gamecocks (5-5) hope to extend their season this week against struggling Football Championship Subdivision opponent (2-8) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. It may not be as easy a task as it sounds, given the last time South Carolina faced an FCS opponent, Citadel walked out with a 23-22 victory.That makes me nuts, every day, left tackle Mason Zandi said.Walton, Zandi and the Gamecocks say those memories from last year drive them at practice this week, particular with a chance to extend their season into the holidays.South Carolina coach Will Muschamp began talking up a bowl bid several weeks ago as his team rallied from a 2-4 start to win three in a row before last weeks 20-7 defeat at Florida .I talk to these guys all the time, the first-year coach said. These seniors want to go to a bowl game. Thats very important for our program.Especially for the additional month or so of workouts, film breakdowns and practices leading up to a postseason game given how young South Carolina is.That youth showed last week at The Swamp as freshman quarterback Jake Bentley was swarmed by the Gators strong defensive line most of the game. He threw his first college interception and was sacked five times. Fellow freshman Rico Dowdle, who ran for over 100 yards in his two previous games, was held to 18 yards on nine carries before missing the fourth quarter due to injury.Still, the Gamecocks are the only Football Bowl Subdivision team with freshmen as leading passer (Bentley) and rusher (Dowdle).Footballs not a sport where you can improve on your own, Muschamp said, like playing one-on-one in the backyard or heading to a batting cage.Youve got to go play the game and we need to be able to have these practices to continue to develop our youth, the coach said.South Carolina didnt figure to be in the mix for any bowl given the start to their season.Three straight losses to Kentucky, Texas A&M and Georgia left the Gamecocks staggered at 2-4 heading into a bye week without much hope to continue past November. But Muschamp brought true freshman Bentley in off the bench for co-starters Perry Orth and Brandon McIlwain and South Carolina began to take flight.The surprise was a 24-21 win over previously ranked Tennessee on Oct. 29 that put the Gamecocks in sight of a six-win season after going 3-9 last year.South Carolinas upperclassmen know that its like going to a bowl. Last years losing mark -- longtime head coach Steve Spurrier walked away in midseason with the team struggling -- was South Carolinas first since going 5-7 under Lou Holtz in 2003.Spurrier led the Gamecocks to seven straight bowl games from 2008 through 2014, winning the last four postseason games including the 2014 Independence Bowl the last time South Carolina qualified.I know what its like to miss a bowl, said Zandi, among 20 seniors wholl be honored in their final home game. Im not watching bowl games from my house this year.The Gamecocks have had a couple of good, strong, focused days of work prepping for Western Carolina, which has lost seven of its past eight games.The Catamounts problems this season dont matter, said center Alan Knott. Theres only one goal the players discuss.Weve got to get our sixth win this week, weve got to get bowl eligible, Knott said. Thats what were working for.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.orgFrancisco Lindor Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Edwin Encarnacion Jersey . Malkin got tangled up with Detroits Luke Glendening early in the third period and his left skate took the brunt of collision with the boards behind Pittsburghs net. . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games.MILWAUKEE -- Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered and Shelby Miller pitched six strong innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 Friday night. Miller (4-2) gave up seven hits and a walk in six innings while striking out five. He was scoreless through the first five innings before allowing a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Lucroy. Carlos Martinez, Seth Maness and Fernando Salas held the Brewers without a run over the final three innings. Martinez and Maness made their major league debuts. The Cardinals jumped in front in the third inning on a two-out, two-run home run by Holliday off Brewers starter Kyle Lohse (1-3). Allen Craig followed with a single but was thrown out at the plate attempting to score on a double by Yadier Molina, one of three Cardinals thrown out at the plate. St. Louis extended its lead in the fifth on Jon Jays two-run double. Beltran added a solo home run leading off the seventh for the Cardinals, who scored another run in the inning on a passed ball. Allen Craig was thrown out at the plate attempting to score on a single by Pete Kozma to end the iinning. Bob Feller Jersey. Lohse pitched five innings, giving up 11 hits and four earned runs. He walked one and struck out three. His ERA climbed to 3.16 from 2.53. Holliday had three hits and a walk in five plate appearances. Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Norichika Aoki each had two hits for the Brewers. NOTES: Cardinals closer Jason Motte will have Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the season. . Ramirez was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and started at third base. He singled in the second inning in his first at-bat since April 5. The Brewers optioned infielder/outfielder Josh Prince to Triple-A Nashville. . St. Louis purchased the contract of 21-year-old RHP Carlos Martinez from Double-A Springfield. He took the roster spot of Mitchell Boggs, who was optioned to Triple-A Memphis. Boggs, who set the Cardinals franchise record with 34 holds last season, was 0-2 with a 12.66 ERA in 14 appearances this season. The Cardinals also moved Rafael Furcal to the 60-day disabled list. . Brewers OF Carlos Gomez extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a second-inning single. ' ' '
ANAHEIM, Calif. Cheap Nike Roshe Online . -- The Los Angeles Angels saw one of their future stars make strides but may have lost their biggest star for the last days of the season, as Mike Trout exited the game after taking a fastball to the shoulder.Kole Calhoun homered, Alex Meyer earned his second major league win and the Angels held off a late rally from the Oakland Athletics to sweep the three-game series with an 8-6 win Wednesday night.Trout was hit by a John Axford fastball in the back of his left shoulder in the eighth inning and was removed from the game. Hell have imaging done Thursday to determine whether or not he can play through the weekend against the Houston Astros.Trout said the pitch hit his shoulder blade and left him with a sizable, sore welt.I want to (play), Ill tell you that, Trout said. Weve got three games left, so Im going to try to grind it out.Meyer (2-3) limited the As to two runs on five hits over four innings and struck out five. J.C. Ramirez pitched a perfect ninth to convert his second save.I think theres no doubt that Alex is moving forward in many ways, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. I think first and foremost, I think his delivery is getting more consistent. Hes able to repeat it, his arm angle is where hes working towards getting it, and hopefully hell continue to improve with his consistency.Meyer said his month in the big leagues has been beneficial for his confidence.Im definitely happy, Meyer said. Going into next year, now Ive kind of had some success. Ive learned a lot and I took some bumps and bruises along with way.Khris Davis, who played at nearby Cal State Fullerton, hit his 41st home run and his sixth against the Angels this season in the sixth inning, making the score 8-3. Marcus Semien brought the As to within two runs with a three-run homer, also his sixth against Los Angeles, in the eighth.After going down 2-0 early, the Angels rallied for eight runs in the fourth inning. Ross Detwiler (3-3) got the first out but then put then put the next four batters on and gave up two runs before getting the second out.With runners on the corners, Shane Robinson cleared the bases with a double to left and took third on the throw. Calhoun homered for the 17th time this season to give Los Angeles a 6-2 lead and Mike Trout singled to keep the inning alive.The Calhoun one was the one that really hurt, As manager Bob Melvin said. Whether or not coming in and not being the starter (was an issue), thats something you have to ask him but hes relieved and started before so that shouldnt have been an issue.Detwiler was finally replaced after giving up a double to C.J. Cron, the 10th batter of the inning. Reliever Chris Smith couldnt end the threat as he walked the next two batters to walk in a run and Stephen Vogts failure to throw to first on a grounder by Jett Bandy allowed Cron to score for the eighth run of the inning.Gregorio Petit, the 14th batter, finally ended the inning by grounding out to Smith.Sonny Gray was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to his start. Gray was limited to only one inning and was replaced by Detwiler. He gave up one hit and faced four batters in his first start since Aug. 6.He threw the ball where he wanted to, he had a good breaking ball, Melvin said. He was very composed for an excitable guy that hasnt been out there for a while.TRAINERS ROOMAngels: RHP Garrett Richards threw off the mound to hitters for the first time since tearing his ulnar collateral ligament May 1. Richards, who has been throwing for a month after stem cell treatments showed significant healing in the ligament, will throw another bullpen this weekend before continuing his season in the instructional league.UP NEXTAthletics: RHP Kendall Graveman will start the As final series of the season, Thursday in Seattle. Graveman is 0-3 with a 5.28 ERA in his last five starts and has posted similar numbers against the Mariners, going 1/3 with a 5.40 ERA in seven career appearances.Angels: Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia declined to name a starter for Fridays series-opener against the Houston Astros. RHP Daniel Wright or RHP Jhoulys Chacin are likely candidates. Nike Roshe Discount . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. Nike Roshe Sale Cheap . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries.Nico Rosberg says the halo device would have saved lives had it been introduced to motorsport sooner. The halo unit, which is designed to provide drivers with extra head protection, was given a two-lap trial by Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen on the penultimate day of F1 testing in Barcelona.Obviously it is a slightly different view and it is a little bit limited in the front, reported Raikkonen. But there was surprisingly little difference. 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Its a massive step in safety because most of the fatalities weve had in motor racing in the last few year this would have saved the vast majority. You can say that visually it doesnt look quite as good as it does now but with some changes it can. Im all for it. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg thinks the new halo safety feature would have saved lives if it was used in previous Formula One seasons The Mercedes driver later tweeted: Massive safety improvement. It will look ok too eventually.On Twitter, former Marussia driver Max Chilton, the team-mate of Jules Bianchi when the Frenchman suffered the head injuries which were to take his life last July, responded: Couldnt agree more Nico, I am sure full helmets looked strange after wearing goggles.McLaren driver Jenson Button also added: Its doesnt look good but its for a great reason. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. 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ARLINGTON, Texas - Mired in one of the worst offensive slumps of his professional career, J. Air Max 720 Sale .P. Arencibia is going back to the basics. In the bowels of Rangers Ballpark, not far from the Blue Jays clubhouse, is the visitors batting cage. Thats where, for about an hour on Friday afternoon, Arencibia and hitting coach Chad Mottola focused on the fundamentals of hitting. Not against live pitching. Not against a pitching machine. Just hitter, coach, a bat, a ball and a tee. “Its June and we shouldnt be doing this but thats where were at,” said Mottola. “Now you have to accept this. Where he thinks and the great athletes do, (they) want to play at 90 miles per hour the whole time, where I cant stand watching the same thing over and over. We have to back it up to where the balls not moving again and get that confidence back and get that correct feel back. That separation, letting your hands hit the ball rather than you jumping at the ball.” Arencibia went 0-4 in Thursdays 3-1 win over the Rangers. He has just three hits in his last 45 at bats, a span of 12 games dating back to the start of the National League road trip on May 30 in Atlanta. Hes hitting .211 for the season and with just six walks has an on base percentage of .233, the lowest in all of baseball for hitters with enough plate appearances to qualify. The strikeouts get talked about most. Hes racking them up – 76 in 228 offical at bats – which ranks him second on the Blue Jays behind Colby Rasmus (79.) Arencibia has a 0.1 WAR, the Wins Above Replacement statistic, which suggests a bench player or minor league call up would provide the Blue Jays with essentially equal productivity. He doesnt have to be presented with the numbers. Arencibia knows what they are and in one breath he tells you they need to get better. In the next, perhaps looking for the silver lining in a cloudy time, Arencibia wants to discuss areas he feels hes done well. “Even statistically, looking, obviously not my average and stuff like that but my production as far as RBIs, even though I should have more, is pretty up there for my position,” he said. “I would say my extra base hits. Its just one of those things. I think you cant really look into it other than coming in everyday and trying to work to be consistent and help the team.” Arencibias 12 home runs are second-most among catchers. Only Atlantas Evan Gattis, with 14, has more.His 30 RBI rank Arencibia ninth at his position. Most of Arencibias success, however, came earlier in the season. Slumps happen and numbers aside, players can tax themselves mentally trying to find the best methods to emerge. “(Coaches are) sitting there watching the same game everyone else is doing and we get frustrated as well but we know obviously hes not going in the box with those goals,” said Mottola. “When you have fear in this game it tends to get really fast and you are 0-2 every time. Then when you start seeing some pitches, recognizing them out of hand instead of just hoping, then were starting to go down the right path. Thats kind of where were at now. I think hes kind of hit rock bottom and seeing the results and saying ‘Okay, Im ready type thing and thats when its easier as a coach.” Arencibia, sometimes criticized for his defense, is doing his best to compartmentalize his struggles at the plate by focusing on other ways to help his team. “As soon as I put on my catchers gear I become somebody else,” said Arencibia. “I have to go out there and I have to know that that pitcher, Im trying to win the game on the defensive front and Im trying to do everything I can to win that game defensively.” INTERESTING THEORY Broadly discussing offensive slumps, hitting coach Chad Mottola believes batters most often get themselves into trouble with the games most basic pitch. “I have a theory that all slumps are started by fastballs, Mottola told “They get your body fast and open it up quick and that exposes you to everything.” GIBBONS ON ALL-STAR COACHING STAFF Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, along with White Sox skipper Robin Ventura, will be part of American League manager Jim Leylands (Tigers) coaching staff. “Its a thrill,” said Gibbons. “Just to get an opportunity in Major League Baseball to go to a game like that but then to be selected by Jimmy Leyland, who I think the world of, I mean hes recognized in the baseball world as one of the top ever. His numbers speak for themselves.” Gibbons, the Mets first round pick (24th overall) in 1980, noted the connection each coach has to the host ballclub. Ventura played for the Mets for three seasons (1999-2001.) National League manager Bruce Bochy, of the San Francisco Giants, played for the Mets in 1982. His coaches are Terry Collins, the current manager of the Mets and Davey Johnson, who managed the Mets to their last world championship in 1986. ROTATION ROTATED Wednesdays rainout in Chicago provides Josh Johnson an extra day to let a blister on his right middle finger heal. R.A. Dickey will pitch, on regular four days of rest, on Saturday. Johnson will start on Sunday. Hell be on six days of rest. Wholesale Air Max 720 . 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. Cheap Air Max 720 . 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SPREAD -- Tampa Bay 2-3, San Francisco 1-5SERIES RECORD -- 49ers lead 17-5LAST MEETING -- 49ers beat Bucs 33-14, Dec. 15, 2013LAST WEEK -- Bucs had bye, beat Panthers 17-14 on Oct. 10; 49ers lost to Bills 45-16AP PRO32 RANKING -- Bucs No. 24, 49ers No. 31BUCCANEERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (23), RUSH (27), PASS (17).BUCCANEERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (27), RUSH (16), PASS (19).49ERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (32), RUSH (5), PASS (32).49ERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (20), RUSH (32), PASS (7).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Niners won four of past five meetings in series. ... Tampa Bay RB Jacquizz Rodgers set career highs with 30 carries for 101 yards last game vs. Carolina, subbing for injured Doug Martin, a 2015 All-Pro. ... Bucs CB Brent Grimes tied for fourth in NFL with 14 INTs over past four seasons. ... Tampa Bay had season-high four takeaways last game. ... Bucs rank second in NFL, limiting opponents to 31.1 percent conversion rate onn third downs. Air Max 720 Australia. ... 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DENVER -- D. Cheap Sneakers For Sale Online .J. LeMahieu used irritation as inspiration to work his way back to the big leagues. The Colorado Rockies infielder thought he had done enough in spring training to earn a spot with the team. Instead, he was one of the last players left behind. With anger came a new attitude -- to prove that he indeed belonged. LeMahieu sparkled this spring at Triple-A Colorado Springs and earned a promotion Thursday when the Rockies designated infield Reid Brignac for assignment. In another move, the team placed left-hander Jeff Francis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin and recalled right-hander Rob Scahill from Colorado Springs. Manager Walt Weiss said it was a tough decision leaving LeMahieu behind this spring and was hoping he would respond in just this kind of fashion. "He went down there and did his thing and hammered away every day," Weiss said. "I told him he was a major league player and he had every right to be disappointed and to be angry with the decision. I think over the course of a season the dynamics of a team will change. It will somewhat evolve. I think thats happened in a sense with our club. " "The opportunity for D.J. presented itself, on top of the fact that hes done really well down there," Weiss said. LeMahieu took it out on opposing pitchers, hitting .364 with the Sky Sox. He also had one homer, 22 RBIs and 34 runs scored in 33 games. "I was disappointed, yeah," said LeMahieu, who batted .297 in 81 games with Colorado last season. "I think that kind of fueled me a little bit, to play better to show that I deserved to be up here." LeMahieu simply forced the Rockies hand by playing so well in the minors, just like highly touted prospect Nolan Arenado earlier this season. "It was just a matter of D.J. creating an opportunity for himself," said Weiss, who plans to use LeMahieu at second, short and third. "D.J. is playing really well. It didnt really come down to something that Reid hadnt done, but I think it was more D.J. creating an opportunity." Brignac was acquired from Tampa Bay on Feb. 14 and hit .250 in limited action. The Rockies have yet to announce who will take Francis spot in the rotation on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants. Colorado may possibly go with righty Tyler Chatwood or lefty Drew Pomeranz, who are both pitching for the Sky Sox. Francis injured his groin in the second inning of Colorados win against the Cubs in Chicago on Tuesday. He ended up throwing six solid innings and giving up one run. Francis also slid awkwardly into second base in the game, tweaking his right knee, but said that wasnt giving him any trouble. Hes not sure how long the groin will sideline him, but it prevented him from throwing a bullpen session on Thursday. Just when he was finding his form again, too. "Ive been struggling a bit since the first week of the year," said Francis, whos 2-3 with a 6.00 ERA this season. "But to put an outing like that together was very rewarding." Cheap Sneakers From China Free Shipping . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. Cheap Sneakers From China .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. . The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynchs famous "beast quake" touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game. All three of Matt Cumanis stable blocks and one belonging to his Ballarat neighbour James Wardeiner have now been quarantined to contain a case of the infectious disease strangles.A horse trained by Cumani was diagnosed on Wednesday with strangles and the stable block where it was housed was isolated.After a further inspection on Thursday, Racing Victoria stewards expanded the quarantine to include all the Cumani horses and those of Wardeiner.As a result of their investigations today the stewards have ordered that all three of Mr Cumanis stables be quarantined due to the recent movement of horses between them, an RV statement said.Further, as Mr Cumani has also had horses stabled in the same stable complex as Mr Wardeiner this month, that stable complex has also been quarantined as a matter of precaution.Stewards have advised Cumani and Wardeiner that no horses are allowed to leave their stable complex to train, race or atttend another location until approval is granted by RV. Cheap Sneakers Website. V says there are no restrictions at this time on any other Ballarat trainers, nor has training at the Ballarat Turf Club been suspended or any conditions imposed.Stewards have begun an investigation into the circumstances of the infection and the timing of the notification by Cumani.Strangles is an infectious bacterial condition that is transmitted via direct contact between individual horses and/or through indirect contact in several ways including contaminated feed, equipment and transport vehicles.Strangles usually causes upper respiratory tract disease, but can also affect the lungs. It is highly contagious although rarely fatal.Cumani issued a statement on Thursday morning on his website announcing he had an infected horse. ' ' '
They are the extraordinary governance reforms Parramatta hope will finally usher in a new era. Cheap Adidas Superstars .Eels chairman Max Donnelly on Wednesday took a major step towards a fresh start for the club when he proposed an extraordinary ban on all former directors being voted onto the new board.In an attempt to avoid the endless bickering at administration level that sensationally brought the Eels to their knees in 2016, Donnelly also proposed all new board members pass a skills-based criteria never before mandated in the clubs history.I want a clean slate, Donnelly told AAP on Wednesday.For most clubs, the criteria is how many years of membership have you got to make you eligible to be on the board.All those old club constitutions were drawn up in a way to stop people turning up today and trying to take over the club tomorrow because they wouldve had to be a member for three years.But in this day and age, weve moved on. In other words, it will take more than knowing how to throw a spiral pass or a kick a torpedo bomb if you are to tick off on the murky world of third party deals and contract extensions.That was part of the problem, Donnelly said.A lot of people that got onto the board, theyre not used to running a company. Footballers are wonderful footballers, but not many of them can run a business because theyre not trained to.While two of the seven board members will be nominated by Parramatta Leagues Club, five will come external to the franchise and from business-centred backgrounds.Donnelly said it is a set-up not far removed from the likes of Newcastle, Wests Tigers and Gold Coast, all of whom have had to be rescued by the NRL in recent seasons.Members have until November 4 to provide feedback.Its the way of the future. You need a skills-based board. Thats what Im trying to achieve, he said.Ive also said that if youd been a director in the past, you cant be a director again going forward, which is to try and stop all the old factions.People might turn around and say thats silly, or unfair or wrong, well okay, thats why I have a consultation process, and Ill listen to what everyone says to me.The NRL is understood to have given Donnelly the green light, despite a request to veto any future changes to the clubs constitution.I resisted that, I didnt think the members of Parramatta would like that, Donnelly said.Donnelly also revealed on Wednesday that the clubs protracted contract saga with Will Hopoate had come to an end after settling the dispute last week.In another sign of the Eels pushing into a new era, Donnelly said the club is likely to search for a new major sponsor once its deal with Dyldam expires at the end of the month.Adidas Superstar Cheap China . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. Adidas Superstars Clearance . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. . -- Yogi Ferrell orchestrates pretty much everything in Indianas offence. SALT LAKE CITY -- Once Joe Williams turns on his full speed, few people have a realistic chance of keeping up with the Utah running back.Williams hammered that point home during the spring. He blew away all other returning Utes players in the 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.35 seconds. The next-fastest 40 times were posted by receiver Kyle Fulks (4.44), fellow running back Troy McCormick (4.46) and receiver Kenric Young (4.46).I always pride myself on being fast, Williams said. Its one of my (best) qualities. Me and Troy McCormick go back and forth to see whos the fastest kid and I got him this past spring. Ill take that off into the season and see how that goes.Can Williams translate that speed and elusiveness into major production for Utahs offense this season? Thats the vision the Utes have for the senior in 2016.Williams entered Day 1 of Utahs fall football camp Thursday as the leader in the race to replace Devontae Booker as the teams backfield workhorse. He got a taste of what that job entails when Booker went down with a season-ending knee injury against Arizona late last season.Williams started the final three games for Utah. He rushed for 399 yards and three touchdowns on 85 carries in those starts. He finished third on the team in all-purpose yards (561 yards) in limited action.Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Williams enters fall camp as the lead back for the Utes. McCormick, who sat out last season following knee surgery, will also see time in the backfield and at slot receiver. Whittingham expects to see Williams flourish in his second season in the program.Hes a whole different ball player right now than he was at this time last year, Whittingham said. Much more confident. Obviously, a lot of that is with knowledge of the offense. And, physically, hes much stronger. Hes bigger and hes stronger than when he got here.If Williams can pick up where he left off, it should lend some stability to a Utah offense looking to fill holes at several skill positionss. Adidas Superstar Clearance Sale. The Utes have three players -- junior Troy Williams, redshirt sophomore Brandon Cox and freshman Tyler Huntley -- battling for the starting quarterback job. Utah also must replace its top two receivers from last season.Receiver became an even bigger question mark when Utah announced Thursday that senior Cory Butler-Byrd was suspended indefinitely from the team. Butler-Byrd remains on scholarship but is banned from participating in team activities until the suspension is lifted.Williams knows he needs to be ready to carry a big load and he has been working to mentally prepare himself to be a lead back this season. He has focused on improving his nutrition, getting stronger in the weight room and doing all the little things in practice to improve his running and blocking in pass protection.I came in last year as a JUCO kid and it was little baby steps, Williams said. But this year I feel like I can take off.Teammates feel confident that having Williams and McCormick in the backfield will keep the Utes from suffering any drop-off in the run game. Both players have enough breakaway speed when they find a hole to turn a five-yard run into a 60-yard play. Williams demonstrated that trait plenty of times in his starts late last season. McCormick gives Utah a similar weapon.Behind an offensive line returning four starters and boasting its best depth since joining the Pac-12, that could be a winning formula as the passing game develops. Booker dominated opposing defenses behind the same line a season ago.Its always great to have elusive backs, left guard Issac Asiata said. You never know where Troy and Joe are going to go. Theyre so slippery. Whoever is there, if they can get the job done, its all the same to me.Utahs fall football camp continues through Aug. 20. The Utes open the 2016 season at home against Southern Utah on Sept. 1. ' ' '
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