OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Brooklyn Nets knew they couldnt afford to let Russell Westbrook run wild in the paint.It didnt matter. Westbrook had 30 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Nets 124-105 on Friday night.It was the 41st triple-double of Westbrooks career. He attacked relentlessly, making 13 of 21 shots while taking just one 3-pointer, even with the Nets packing the paint on defense.Too many paint attempts, too many rim attempts, Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. A bunch of them came in transition, unfortunately, where youve really got to try to keep him out of there. Thats easier said than done. He did a good job not settling.Victor Oladipo scored 26 points and Steven Adams added 15 for the Thunder, who won their second straight after a four-game losing streak. Oklahoma City shot 55.1 percent from the field and outrebounded the Nets 46-30.Brook Lopez scored 22 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each added 13 for the Nets, who lost their third in a row. Brooklyn scored 40 points in the first quarter but never managed more than 23 in a period the rest of the way.They hit some shots early, Westbrook said. Honestly, they played harder than us to start the game, and we turned the page. We did a good job of making them take tough shots and getting out on the break and finishing.The Thunder led 64-61 at halftime behind Westbrooks 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds.Oklahoma City began pulling away early in the third quarter. Westbrook found Oladipo for a reverse layup, then threw a long pass to Joffrey Lauvergne for a dunk that gave the Thunder a 76-66 lead.Westbrook got his triple-double midway through the period. Oladipos floater in the closing seconds of the quarter made it 96-82, and the Thunder cruised in the fourth.Oklahoma City got a season-high 13 points from Lauvergne and a season-high 10 from Alex Abrines.The Thunder had a season-high six players in double figures.We did a really good job of finding the open man, said Enes Kanter, who scored 13 points. It was a really fun game because everybody was sharing the ball, and when somebody scored, everybody was just out there cheering for each other.TIP-INSNets: Former Thunder guard Randy Foye started and scored two points in 15:30. ... Lopez matched a career high for 3-pointers in a game by hitting four in the first quarter. ... Anthony Bennett scored a season-high 12 points.Thunder: Shot 57.8 percent in the first half. ... Backup G Semaj Christon left in the third quarter after stepping on a Nets players foot and banging his head against Kanters knee because he couldnt control his fall. Christon was evaluated for concussion-like symptoms and did not return.HALL OF FAMERMichael Jordan inducted Westbrook into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday. Westbrook is one of the most visible and successful Jordan Brand athletes. Jordan said he sees some of himself in Westbrook.This kid has the same passion, Jordan said.STAT LINESOladipo has averaged 27.5 points the past two games and made 23 of 35 shots. He went 8 of 13 on 3-pointers in the wins over Houston and Brooklyn.QUOTABLEBrooklyns Trevor Booker shoved Adams in the fourth quarter, and they were both issued technicals. Westbrook said Adams handled it well.He probably didnt feel it, Westbrook said. Probably knowing Steven, that stuff doesnt bother him. Obviously, hes a big dude and a very strong guy. A push dont do nothing for him. 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LOS ANGELES -- UCLA guard Jordin Canada was focused on grabbing the rebound she needed for her first triple-double.So when teammate Monique Billings flung away the rebounded ball they both held, Canada glared at her. Players and coaches on the UCLA bench all knew what was at stake and collectively groaned in disbelief.Everyone finished with smiles because Canada notched her 10th rebound with 48 seconds left.Canada had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to lead No. 9 UCLA to a 95-47 win over Southern University on Friday night.Its the sixth triple-double in school history, and Canada also crossed the 1,000-point mark, a milestone she didnt know about until after the game.Its also an honor. Its a great feeling to know that Ive put in the work, Canada said. Im very proud of myself, but its not all about points. Yes, its a great honor, but its not everything.Kennedy Burke led the Bruins with 23 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers. UCLA finished with a school-record 14 3-pointers, breaking the 12 set against Hawaii in 2009.Billings had a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds, her fifth consecutive since last season. She also set a career high with six steals.But she drew the ire of her point guard.We have goals that we have to meet. Mo was one rebound away from getting 15 rebounds, which was her goal, Canada said. I was one rebound away from getting a triple-double. At the time, I thought she already met her goal. When the ball went up we both had it, and I was screaming because I wanted it. She took it away. I was mad.I didnt realize she hadnt met her goal until afterward, so I felt bad. Were just really passionate about getting our goals.UCLA had just nine players available for the game. 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As far as Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is concerned, matching Spains ball possession or passing skills is impossible. So in training Monday, running took priority over tactics. The Italian players — at least the ones that are still healthy after a series of injuries — sprinted from one end of the field to the other at full speed about 10 times consecutively at one point, then stopped to have their heart rates checked by team trainers. "Weve got to get it into our heads that against Spain its going to be a battle of suffering," Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said. "Their ball possession is superior to ours and the Spanish are unbelievable at getting past any sort of trap set up by the opponents. Theyre excellent at holding on to the ball and attacking so weve got to try to make them run as much as possible." Prandelli may be on to something with his strategy but it remains to be seen if his players have the stamina to execute such a plan. Japan and Brazil ran circles around Italy in the first half of their group matches and two key Azzurri players have been sent home injured since the 4-2 loss to Brazil — forward Mario Balotelli left with a strained left thigh and fullback Ignazio Abate departed with a dislocated right shoulder. Also, midfielder Andrea Pirlo sat out the Brazil match due to a muscle problem and has continued to train separately from the rest of the squad. Daniele De Rossi, another midfielder, missed the Brazil game after picking up two yellow cards. Not surprisingly, De Rossi appeared among the freshest players in training, and he and Emanuele Giaccherini were the two fastest runners in the training exercise. But running may not be enough against Spain, which routed Italy 4-0 in last years European Championship final. 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Stitched New England Patriots Jerseys .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Behind the mask of Durhams painful relegation to the second division of the County Championship is the reality of the parlous financial state of county cricket in England. Some years ago, I wrote a piece for the Cricketer magazine arguing that 18 counties were not sustainable and that if a model was developed for first-class cricket today, it would not be close to the one that was conceived more than a century ago and with which we still identify.The outcry after the piece was remarkable - some of it supportive but much of it filled with accusation and vitriol. I had earmarked the merging of various counties to forge a smaller, tighter structure for first-class cricket, thus creating breathing space for the necessary competitions and collecting the better players together to make for a generally higher standard of competition. Just as importantly, and given the unravelling of those counties unable to fend for themselves, fewer teams at a fully professional level would provide the opportunity to streamline the first-class cricket business model. A criticism often levelled at county cricket administrators is that they care only about money, but the options are not obvious. If they dont fight for every penny, it may be weeks and months - not months and years - before the Grim Reaper knocks at their door. As Durham almost found out.At the time of writing the Cricketer piece, neither I, nor many of us, knew quite how rotten the games finances had become. The assumption was, the bigger the club, the safer the club. But servicing debt has proved close to impossible in the professional game, which has spread itself too thin. It is well documented that Yorkshire, Glamorgan, Warwickshire and Hampshire, among others, have had similar problems to Durham but dodged the tear gas fired at the north-east of England from the ECBs London stronghold.The house that Don Robson built, a house first conceived by the splendid Caller brothers, Ian and Roy, and many other outstanding men and women of the Durham County Cricket Club, which finally received first-class status in 1992, is a house that must be saved and rebuilt with stronger foundations than ever before. The ECB is certain that it has taken the first hard and brave steps to do exactly that, and the news that it has since written to Durham County Council and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership asking them to support an all-creditors solution to enable the club to move towards a more secure future is surely a part of some very necessary long-term financial engineering and support. Durham City Council and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership will now be invited to reduce the debt burden in a similar manner to the way in which Glamorgan escaped potential bankruptcy last year when Cardiff Council wrote off ￡4.4m debts as part of a restructuring in which creditors waived 70% of loans.In Glamorgans case, politicians conceded that the survival of the club was vital to the Welsh economy and to the sporting community. Thus, bankruptcy could not be contemplated. Similarly the Eastleigh Borough Council stepped in to help Hampshire pursue its course to a finished ground development project and a viable business model.It is difficult to be sure that the punishment of relegation from the first division of the championship fit Durhams crime - if that is what we must call it. As George Dobell pointed out in his impassioned piece on these pages last week, a financial censure was as inappropriate as a deterrent was necessary. He then added: Against what though is unclear. Against developing an out-of-town cricket stadium 20 years ago? Against bidding for international cricket? Against running up a bill it could not pay? Is not the ECB complicit in this debt? Yes and no. Yes then, no now. There is the ECB of one administration - now gone - and the ECB of this administration, which is clear and present. It has put out its marker. The ECB is like government; it changes and the rules change with it.What seems to be needlessly cruel is the points deductions - and lumpy they are too - by which Durham will be handicapped next season. This is a ball-breaker of a decision and undermines the cricketers who are the fabric of the game and the supporters - in whatever guise, both corporate and private - who give it viability and flavour. I/we/the wider game should urge the ECB to reconsider the extent of the stricture. The players - the club - must start next season on an even footing with everyone else. Ambition is important and it must be equal. Ambition is the centrepiece of sporting dreams and all of us cricket folk are dreamers inn one way or another.dddddddddddd You might say this is not the time for the people of Durham to dream. Rather, they should roll up their sleeves. But then you wouldnt have played the game and felt, at first hand, the magic. The boys of Durham are the boys of summer and the boys of our future. Colin Graves and his board should give some slack. I was directly involved with Hampshires ambition to build a new ground. The idea was first conceived around a dinner table in Leeds in 1987, but the Ageas Bowl, as it is now called, was not open for first-class cricket business until 2001. Along with two senior figures at the club - Bill Hughes and Wilfrid Weld - I convinced the then chairman of the ECB, Lord MacLaurin, to guarantee us international cricket in return for our delivery of a state-of-the-art cricket venue. To give you some idea of how fast the value of money has changed, our first budget for the build was ￡14 million, of which ￡11 million was to come from the sale of Northlands Road and ￡3 million from private investment and sponsorship. It seems a laughable figure now. The end cost was close to four times that, and Rod Bransgrove had achieved remarkable things to keep the club alive. Worse, his Lordship moved on and those who replaced him were less forgiving in Hampshires cause. Would we do it again, knowing what we know now? I really dont know. I suppose Rod should answer that. Perhaps the scale of our ambition would be modified without in any way allowing the emotional and practical context to be diminished.The piece for the Cricketer that is mentioned above led people to think I cared little for county cricket, which was wrong. I cared so much that I wanted to find a way to keep it relevant and above water forever and a day. The only way to do that is to tighten it up. County cricket per se is no longer a way of life. It is not so long ago that lovers of the game wandered along to the county grounds and outgrounds for the final session, or final hour, of a days play to share a glass of beer with friends who offered rippled applause to the strokes played and the catches taken. These are time-poor days in which we live, driven by myriad alternative attractions and demands. Durham and Hampshire are set in acres of glorious countryside, which rewards the aesthetic but denies the walk-up customer. County cricket is more of an inner-city thing than any of us realised - you dont necessarily know what you have got until its gone.The city-based T20 tournament that the ECB hopes to launch in 2018 is the first sign of a new age of thinking. If the board pulls it off, county crickets future will take on a dramatically different face. The advantages of fewer teams, playing at a higher standard, more glamorously promoted, featuring the best players from overseas, at the best venues with the smartest facilities will seduce all but the oldest school. Television will pay handsomely and the ECBs coffers will burst with plenty.At present the ￡70 million surplus harboured by the ECB is thought to be excessive and many believe it should be better used to increase the annual and hard-earned distribution of income to the counties, which stands at ￡2-2.5 million per year. But the board is wiser than that, knowing full well that it remains a powerful gatekeeper but not a controlling force, and is therefore careful with its own exposure. Though not designed as a lender of last resort, the board has been able to bail out Durham with ￡3.8 million of its reserves. Who knows who may need such succour next? Then there is the new T20 dream to pay for, and round and round goes the wheel of the game of county cricket that chases its tail.The ECB continues to juggle the numbers, aware of its responsibility to regenerate interest and participation at all ages and levels, while also looking to provide more income to the counties, who reasonably argue that they receive meagre benefit for the use of their collective assets. It is worth remembering that back in 2003, seven counties voted against playing T20 at all. It is a fair bet that a few would be out of business now if they had had their way then.If the ECB was to be reconstituted as an independent board that owned and controlled the counties - in the way that it controls all business of the England team - we might well see English first-class cricket reflect the world in which it lives. Meantime, the ECB is obliged to simply keep everyone out there breathing. It will not always make friends in doing so. 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I was never asked beforehand to show my wardrobe.A source told ESPN that any on-court performer -- singer, dancer, entertainer -- must sign a contract that gives the 76ers the right to cancel a performance if the standards described in the contract are not met.?The Sixers declined to say why Streeters performance was canceled, but according to a report by CBS Philly, the contract prohibited political statements.?The 76ers offered her an alternate shirt and song, but she refused, the report said.The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community, the Sixers said in a statement.A team representative met with 76ers players Thursday to explain what happened, and multiple players came away from the meeting upset by what they were told, a source told ESPNs Jeff Goodman.The players met at their practice facility Thursday in Camden, New Jersey, and are considering whether to respond to Streeters cancellation.Everybody expressed their emotions about it, forward Robert Covington said. We want to take steps about it. We just dont know exactly what steps we want to take. We talked about a lot of different things.The Sixers play at home Saturday afternoon against Atlanta.Sixers guard Gerald Henderson said he thought something seemed different moments before the anthem, which was performed by Jemila Worley, a Sixers dance team member.I saw the little pause there. ... I was wondering, something had crossed my mind like, Whats going on? Did something happen? Henderson said. That was pretty big time for a cheerleader to step in there, and she killed it!Henderson did not know that Streeter was supposed to sing the anthem until told after the game by a reporter.Theres a lot going on, man, Henderson said. People care about these things that are happening, as well as they should. And they are going to express themselves in different ways. ... People are trying to make statements, I guess.The NBA had no comment.Streeter has written songs for Chris Brown, Ariana Grande and other stars. In 2013, she had a Top 40 hit with It Wont Stop, a duet with Brown that reached Recording Industry Association of America gold status.The singer, born Amber Denise Streeter, said she was very hurt by the NBA teams actions.I was angry, extremely, extremely angry, and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart, she said. Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that.This isnt the first time the Sixers were dragged into a recent national anthem controversy. A woman performing the national anthem before their NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt.Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket just before she started to sing, revealing a Black Lives Matter shirt, then dropped to her left knee and performed the song. She said it was her way of protesting racial oppression.The anthem issue has been a major topic in the sports world in recent months, starting with the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to not stand while it is played. 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He had 12 rebounds but only six assists, ending the NBAs longest triple-double run since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989.Westbrook hadnt been satisfied. He shot just under 38 percent during the streak, and said after Fridays loss to Houston that it bothered him. Against the Celtics, he made 14 of 26 shots and finally found his rhythm.Just taking shots I wanted to take, that was the most important part, he said. And playing from the block. Thats the most important part. I talked to my dad this morning, and he got on me about not using that to my advantage, and I definitely tried to do more of that tonight.Westbrook wasnt worried about the streak ending.Honestly, Im just happy we won tonight, he said. Thats the most important thing. As a player, I always try to look forward. Maybe at the end of the season, I can talk about it, but as of right now, my job is to move forward and get ready for Portland.Steven Adams scored 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting and Enes Kanter added 14 points for the Thunder, who have won seven of eight. Oklahoma City got away with making just 14 of 27 free throws.Al Horford scored 19 points, and Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley each added 18 for the Celtics.The Celtics controlled most of the first half and led 43-39 at halftime. It was Oklahoma Citys lowest-scoring first half of the season.The Celtics led by 13 in the third quarter, but the Thunder whittled their deficit to four by the end of the period.Westbrook made a driving layup with 30.6 seconds left to give the Thunder a 96-94 lead.dddddddddddd Westbrook then won a jump ball with Bradley to start a fast break, and Jerami Grant finished it with a dunk that put Oklahoma City up 98-94 with 14.4 seconds to play.Marcus Smart scored in close for Boston to make it 98-96. Westbrook made the first of two free throws with 5.1 seconds left to leave the door open, but Smarts 3-pointer for the tie bounced away as time expired.I think we just stopped moving the ball, Bradley said. We took some bad shots. We werent able to score the ball. If we continued to play the way we had, we could have made it easier on ourselves.---TIP-INSCeltics: G Isaiah Thomas missed his third straight game with a strained right groin. He averages 26 points per game. ... Smart, who played college ball at Oklahoma State, got his eighth start of the season. He finished with 11 points, nine assists and six rebounds. ... Crowder fouled out.Thunder: Westbrook was issued a technical foul in the second quarter. ... The Thunder missed their first 16 3-pointers and finished 3 for 21. ... Coach Billy Donovan was called for a technical foul midway through the third quarter.INJURY UPDATEThunder guard Victor Oladipo left the game for good after spraining his right wrist on a hard fall with 5.2 seconds left in the first quarter. He leaped to challenge a shot by Jonas Jerebko and fell onto Jerebkos shoulder and back on the way down, causing him to lose control of his landing.STAT LINESAdams has made 15 of 17 field goal attempts and 10 of 14 free throws over the past two games, with averages of 20 points and nine rebounds.UP NEXTThe Celtics visit San Antonio on Wednesday.The Thunder play at Portland on Tuesday.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP. 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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Shea Patterson threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns in his debut and Gary Wunderlich made a 39-yard field goal with 37 seconds left to lift Mississippi past No. 8 Texas A&M, 29-28 on Saturday night.The Rebels pulled the redshirt off Patterson, the highly regarded recruit, to start in place of Chad Kelly, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week.Mississippi (5-5, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) trailed by 15 entering the fourth quarter before Patterson got going.A 13-yard touchdown reception by Josh Reynolds put A&M up 28-19. Patterson then connected with Van Jefferson on a 32-yard reception for his second TD pass of the quarter to cut the lead to 28-26 with 5:17 remaining.A&M (7-3, 4-3) had to punt and Patterson moved the offense into position for Wunderlichs game-winning field goal.The Aggies had a chance to win it late, but Jake Hubenak was intercepted by Deontay Anderson to secure the victory. Hubenak was making his first start this season in place of Trevor Knight, who injured his shoulder last week.Early in the fourth quarter Patterson looked like he was channeling A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel when he scrambled to one side, avoided the rush and ran the other way before launching a 6-yard touchdown pass to Damoreea Stringfellow to get Ole Miss within 21-13.On their next drive Stringfellow reached out with his right hand and tipped the ball with his fingertips before reeling it in with one hand for an eye-popping 40-yard reception. Akeem Judds 21-yard run made it 21-19, but the two-point conversion failed.The Aggies led 21-6 at halftime thanks to two touchdown runs by Keith Ford.The Rebels had turnovers on their first two possessions of the second half, but Texas A&M couldnt convert either of them into points. 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"His juice; his aggression all night long.FALL RIVER, Mass. -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, charged with murder for what prosecutors say was the execution-style killing of a friend near his house, was denied bail on Thursday. Hernandezs lawyer argued that his celebrity status means even if he wanted to flee he couldnt and that the case against him is circumstantial. "He wants to clear his name," lawyer James Sultan told the judge. But Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Bill McCauley called the evidence in the June 17 slaying of Odin Lloyd overwhelming and said police had made discoveries Wednesday when they searched a condo Hernandez leased and a Hummer registered to him that was parked there. A jogger found Lloyds body in a remote area of an industrial park about a mile from Hernandezs home in North Attleborough 10 days ago. Lloyd was a semi-pro football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandezs fiancee. Prosecutors said Hernandez orchestrated the killing because Lloyd talked to the wrong people at a nightclub. Hernandez, a 2011 Pro Bowl selection who signed a five-year contract with the Patriots worth $40 million, could face life in prison if convicted. In laying out more of the governments case Thursday, McCauley said prosecutors believe that the murder weapon was a .45-calibre Glock and that a gun Hernandez is seen holding on his home surveillance video, a weapon they havent found, appears to be a Glock. The prosecutor said that inside the Hummer investigators recovered an ammunition clip for .45-calibre bullets and that ammunition was found inside the condo. McCauley said a photograph had emerged online of Hernandez holding a Glock. District Attorney Sam Sutter would not be specific when asked by reporters after the hearing when the photo was taken, saying only that the information would emerge with the continuing investigation. Hernandezs lawyer said as far as he knew there was no eyewitness testimony and the prosecution had not given evidence that shows who shot Lloyd or whether there was a plan to kill him. He said Hernandez has no criminal record, owns a home and lives with his 8-month-old daughter and fiancee. "Mr. Hernandez is not just a football player but is one of the best football players in the United States of America," Sultan said, adding, "Hes young man who is extremely accomplished and hardworking in his chosen profession." Hernandez appeared in court with his hands cuffed in front of him and occasionally looked at his fiancee during Thursdays bail hearing. She cried when Bristol Superior Court Judge Renee Dupuis denied the request, but Hernandez showed little emotion. The judge said that it is rare for someone charged with first-degree murder to get bail and that Hernandez had the means to flee if he chose to do so. She acknowledged the prosecutions case was circumstantial but said it was "very, very strong" and called the scenario the prosecution described "cold-blooded." The Patriots cut Hernandez shortly after police arrested him on Wednesday. That day, authorities in Connecticut also made an arrest in connection with Lloyds slaying.dddddddddddd. New Britain States Attorney Brian Preleski said Thursday that investigators arrested 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz in Hernandez hometown, Bristol, Conn., as part of the murder probe. Authorities charged Ortiz as a fugitive from justice, and he agreed to be transferred to Massachusetts. Prison records show he was being held on $1.5 million bail at a Hartford, Conn., jail, but his public defender, Alfonzo Sirica, declined to comment about the case. On Thursday, residents of a condo complex in Franklin described seeing a two-day police search of the unit that neighbours believed Hernandez was renting. Carol Bailey, who lives next door to the two-bedroom unit, said police removed items from the third-floor condo and asked her questions about its occupants. She said a new tenant of the unit told her in May that he was moving in with his cousin and she realized later that the second man was the Patriots player. "I thought, This is Aaron Hernandez. Hes renting a place here so he can have some peace and quiet," Bailey said Thursday. She said she didnt see the two men often but Hernandez always had a hoodie pulled up when she saw him. "I think all of us who recognized who it was didnt want to invade his privacy," she said. Bailey said police towed a black Hummer with expired, temporary Ohio tags from the condo on Wednesday. Complex resident Kathleen McKeown, whose front door is a few feet from the unit police searched, said there were things that struck her as strange even before that. She said someone had plugged an air freshener into a hallway wall outlet outside the unit and put a jar with fragrance sticks on the floor by the door, as if to mask an odour. "I thought, Why would two guys be worried about the smell out in the hall?" she said. Authorities have said trouble that led to Lloyds killing happened on June 14, when Lloyd went with Hernandez to a Boston nightclub. "Apparently, Mr. Lloyd saw some people that he knew and began conversing with them," McCauley said Thursday. "The defendant took exception to that." Previously, McCauley had said only that Hernandez had unspecified trouble with the people and that a few hours before the killing he told a friend he couldnt trust anyone anymore. Prosecutors have said that on June 16 Hernandez and two unidentified friends picked up Lloyd from his Boston home in a rented silver Nissan Maxima, took him to a remote area of an industrial park and shot him five times. 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NEW YORK -- One year later, the New York Mets finally landed All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce to boost a struggling lineup. And now, hell provide protection for Yoenis Cespedes rather than an alternative to him.Minutes before Mondays trade deadline, the third-place Mets obtained Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds for young infielder Dilson Herrera and minor league left-hander Max Wotell.The 29-year-old Bruce was hitting .265 with 25 homers and a National League-leading 80 RBI. He made the NL All-Star team for the third time.This was an opportunity to deal from a position of relative strength in the system to acquire some offense that we felt we needed, general manager Sandy Alderson said.Bruce is expected to arrive Tuesday, manager Terry Collins said.New York also re-acquired lefty Jon Niese from Pittsburgh for reliever Antonio Bastardo. Niese will work out of the bullpen at first but also gives the Mets an experienced starter who could fill in for a rotation missing injured Matt Harvey and rehabbing Zack Wheeler.The moves follow last years trade-deadline acquisition of Cespedes, whose offensive spark helped the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 2000.Before getting Cespedes from Detroit for pitcher Michael Fulmer, the Mets nearly completed a deal with Cincinnati for Bruce. When talks fell through, New York soon turned its attention to Cespedes.Look, it was an extraordinary turnaround last year. All we can do is try to acquire as many good players as we can to put ourselves in a position to maybe have that magic again, Alderson said. I do think, given our situation right now and the quality of players we have right now otherwise in the clubhouse, somebody like Jay Bruce can be a catalyst for more productive performance out of the other players that we have, especially sitting in the middle of our order.The banged-up Mets began Monday with a 54-50 record, 6 1/2 games behind NL East-leading Washington and 2 1/2 games back for the NLs second wild card. Their .237 batting average was the lowest in the major leagues.Bruce has been a clutch hitter this season, and New York is in dire need of one. Dreadful with runners in scoring position, the Mets ranked 13th out of 15 NL teams in runs.I think hell make a big impact, Collins said.Bruces dangerous left-handed bat should slot in nicely behind Cespedes -- if and when the right-handed slugger is healthy enough to play.Hampered by a strained right quadriceps thats been nagging him for weeks, Cespedes was out of the starting lineup Monday night against the New York Yankees for the second consecutive game.Bruce joins a crowded outfield that includes two other left-handed hitters in Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto. Alderson acknowledged that Bruce is not an absolute perfect fit for us.We start with the need for offense and work from there, the GM said.Bruce, however, is under team control next season and does provide another type of protection for Cespedes, because the Cuban star can opt out of his contract and become a free agent again after this years World Series.We would not have done the deal without the extra year of control, Alderson said. We were not looking for a rental player, certainly not looking to give up the kind of talent we did for the next two months.Bruce homered in five straight games in late July, a career best. A downside has been his career-long penchant for following a torrid streak with an incredibly cold one.Bruce has a .249 career average with 233 homers in nine major league seasons. He is earning $12.5 million this year, and his contract includes a $13 million team option for 2017 with a $1 million buyout.New York clinched the NL East title in Cincinnati last September and return for a three-game series from Sept. 5-7.Cincinnati is into its second year of rebuilding, trading any high-priced veteran it can. The Reds dealt starters Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, All-Star Home Run Derby winner Todd Frazier and closer Aroldis Chapman in the past year.They tried to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Nationals, but blocked the deal. They also had the framework of a three-team deal in place that wouldve sent Bruce to Toronto in the offseason, but that fell through.Herrera, 22, was once regarded as the Mets future second baseman. He made his major league debut in 2014 and hit .215 over 49 big league games in the `14 and `15 seasons. He was batting .276 with 13 homers and 55 RBI this year at Triple-A Las Vegas.We liked Dilson very much, no question about that, Alderson said. Its not that our estimation of Dilson has gone down, we realize we have some other options and seem to be well-covered there.Traded from the Mets to Pittsburgh last December for second baseman Neil Walker, Niese struggled during his time with the Pirates. He went 8-6 with a 4.91 ERA and was moved to the bullpen earlier this month.The 29-year-old Niese is making $9 million in the final season of a deal he signed with the Mets in March 2012, a contract that includes a $10 million team option for 2017 with a $500,000 buyout.Bastardo, who went 4-1 with a 2.98 ERA in 2015 with Pittsburgh, posted a 4.74 ERA in 41 appearances for the Mets. Bastardo agreed to a $12 million, two-year deal with New York in January and is owed $6.5 million in 2017. http://www.falconsrookiestore.com/Falcons-Ra-Shede-Hageman-Jersey/ . Louis Blues. 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West Coast coach Adam Simpson admits Jack Redden and Lewis Jetta have a point to prove following their underwhelming debut season at the AFL club.Jetta and Redden were slated for important roles after being picked up by the Eagles during last years trade period.But both players failed to fire at their new club.Former Swan Jetta was dropped three times last season, while ex-Lion Redden struggled for form in his 15 appearances before finishing the year in the reserves.Redden turns 26 later this month, while Jetta is 27 and with a premiership already under his belt.Simpson expects the pair to have a bigger impact in 2017.I would have thought both of those players would be disappointed with last season, Simpson said.They both turned up (to this pre-season) in really good nick - personal bests in time trials.They both came back early. Theres a bit of drive there.You can see the look in their eyes already, so theres a point to prove.Simpson has high hopes for what new recruit Sam Mitchell will bring to the club next season, while ex-Roo Drew Petrie is also set to become an important cog.With Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett sidelined with knee injuries, Petrie will battle it out with ex-Cat Nathan Vardy to become Jonathan Giles ruck back-up.Naitanui is on track to play in round 15 or 16, while Simpson says Lycett will return in the early-to-mid part of the season.West Coast reached the grand final in 2015, but they were knocked out of the finals race at the first hurdle last season by a rampant Bulldogs outfit.Simpson said he had taken a good look at that home defeat to the Bulldogs, who went on to win the flag.It was a really disappointing game - just as disappointing as the grand final the year before, Simpson said.We reviewed it straight away.Looking at the rest of the finals series, it probably proved how good the Bulldogs are, and how much work we need to do to get up to that standard. 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Rylan is the founder of the NWHL, whose business model is essentially a startup venture supported by investors and corporate sponsors.Last year, the NWHL became North Americas first womens hockey league to pay player salaries, which range from $10,000 to $26,000. The salary cuts represent as much as $540,000 in savings.On Saturday, several players said on Twitter they were willing to work with the league but sought more information and transparency. The players asked for proof of insurance, a third-party audit, the names of league investors and aan explanation for the revenue shortfall.ddddddddddddWithout specifically mentioning players concerns, Rylan said in a statement she hoped to continue a positive, constructive dialogue with the players over the next two weeks.The players have many concerns and disappointments, and I understand that completely, Rylan said. I deeply appreciate that, despite the emotions of the last two days, they have continued with their preparation for tomorrows games.On Friday, Rylan blamed the cash crunch on the league falling short of projections, including declining attendance a month into the season.Players will be required to sign an addendum to their contracts for the cuts to take effect. Its unclear if the players will do that before their games Sunday, and whether the NWHL will allow the games to be played if the restructured contracts arent signed.Riveters defenseman Ashley Johnston said players were surprised by the salary-cut announcement, and called the decision gut-wrenching.Feldman wrote that the players have been put in an impossible position because they do not know the leagues true financial health. He added that the players want the league to succeed, but there must be a true partnership.---AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen contributed to this report. 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LOUDON, N.H. -- Jimmie Johnson gave Hendrick Motorsports a needed bright spot, turning a lap of 133.971 mph Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win his first pole of the season.Johnson, a two-time race winner this season, could use a boost following a five-race slump where he failed to finish better than 13th. He has crashed out of his last two races, finishing 35th at Daytona International Speedway and 32nd last weekend at Kentucky Speedway.He was the lone Hendrick Motorsports driver in the top five.Hendrick suffered a blow this week when Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped out of Sundays race because he suffered from symptoms of a concussion. Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the No. 88 Chevrolet next week at Indianapolis if Earnhardt is not cleared to return.Alex Bowman, making his first Sprint Cup start of the season, qualified 20th subbing for Earnhardt.Johnson, Earnhardt, Kasey Kahne and Chase Elliott have all contributed to Hendrick Motorsports losing drought over the last 13 races. Johnsons March 20th win in Fontana, California, was the last for a Hendrick driver.Kyle Busch was second, followed by Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin.The car wasnt driving as well as I would have liked it to drive for qualifying, Busch said. But good speed, thats what matters right now and being able to put up a good lap like that.Heres what else was going on during Fridays qualifying:ITS ON THE POLEJohnson has 35 poles in 526 career NASCAR starts and first in 29 career Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire. Hes a three-time winner at New Hampshire and one of only two drivers to win two straight times on the track. 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It would be understandable if Abner Mares had at least a hint of doubt in his mind.Although Mares has won world titles in three weight divisions -- bantamweight, junior featherweight and featherweight -- and, for years, hes been one of boxings best smaller-weight fighters, its been a rough road for him recently.In his first featherweight title defense in 2013, Mares stunningly got knocked out in the first round by Jhonny Gonzalez in an upset. An 11-month layoff followed, and although Mares won his next three bouts in a row, none came against a top opponent -- and he had some lethargic performances.When he finally stepped back into the ring with a top foe, then-undefeated Leo Santa Cruz for a vacant featherweight title in August 2015, Mares lost again, albeit in a competitive and ferocious fight-of-the-year-contender.Mares has not fought since that loss because of fight postponements, and he now finds himself at another moment of truth -- a shot at secondary featherweight titlist Jesus Cuellar on Saturday night (Showtime, 10 ET) at the Galen Center on the campus of Southern California in Los Angeles, where Mares will enjoy hometown crowd support.People said I could have taken a tune-up fight (after the loss to Santa Cruz), but theres no point to that, Mares said at the final news conference Thursday. Jesus Cuellar is one of the hardest punchers in the weight class. Of course, Im aware of his power, but Im not scared. This is a contact sport. I can punch back.Im looking forward to this test. Every single fight is a test for me, he continued. Im going to make you guys believe. You will see a tremendous fighter in the ring on Saturday night.The fight headlines a strong doubleheader, which also includes junior middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs), 26, of Houston, making his third defense against mandatory challenger Julian J Rock Williams (22-0-1, 14 KOs), 26, of Philadelphia, in a 50-50 fight.Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs), who has made multiple trainer changes in his career, will go into this bout with former Cuellar trainer Robert Garcia -- long considered one of boxings best cornermen -- at his side for the first time.Bringing in Robert Garcia has been a great thing for me, Mares said. Hes brought a lot of experience and hes one of the best coaches out there. I cant wait to show the fans what Ive learned from Robert.On the one hand, Mares 15-month layoff could be a problem because of rust and the potential for a slow start against a heavy hitter in Cuellar (28-1, 21 KOs), 29, of Argentina, who will be making the third defense of his belt and fighting for the first time in a year.But there is also the fact that the layoff gave him ample time to adjust day in and day out in the gym to the lessons Garcia had for him. Mares, 31, views the layoff as a positive.Theres always a reason behind something bad that happens. In this case, me not being able to fight twice (due to postponements), it just gave me the opportunity to get to know Robert even better, Mares said. Ive had a whole year leading up to this fight. You will see a difference in me. Im very eager and excited to fight.Coach Robert Garcia brings the discipline and the demanding voice of a trainer, Mares continued. We have to do things his way and I like that. Its bringing the best out of me. Im really excited for this fight.Garcia has trained several top fighters, and he feels like Mares discipline and coachability is second to none.I think basically what Abner needed was just a new voice, Garcia said. He had been working hard and training in a nice gym that he liked. But he was calling his own shots. I think he was getting a little too comfortable. I just think he needed a new voice.Hes never questioned one thing Ive asked of him. Hes done everything Ive asked, Garcia continued. Abner is hungry now. When he introduced himself to me, he might have lost some of that. He wasnt listening to trainers instructions. But the moment he came to me, hes been doing everything hes supposed to. Hes old enough to know that hes not a kid anymore.The fight against Cuellar, whos now trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, makes this bout a showdown between two of the best trainers in the business.The fight was initially scheduled to take place June 25 on the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, but it was called off because Mares, who had successful surgery to repair a detached retina in his left eye in 2008, failed his prefight eye exam. The New York State Athletic Commission would not license him because his uncorrected vision did not meet the states minimum standard.Mares said his eye is fine, but he needs to wear glasses in his everyday life.Different rules for different states, he said. [The eye issue was from] something that happened in 2008. I have been fighting since. Ive been cleared in every state Ive fought in, other than New York. I fight in California, I fight in Texas, I fight in Vegas. I fight in Philly, too. I think there was a red flag for (New York) because, obviously, I had surgery done in 2008 and they just didnt want to take the risk. My surgery is done. Im good and like any other fighter I have the same risk.Mares later passed the California State Athletic Commission eye exam and the fight with Cuellar was rescheduled.It was difficult, Mares said of dealing with what happened in New York. Its not the first time something like this has happened to me -- not in the sense of me being injured or anything but a fight being cancelled. But I am a human being, I have feelings, obviously, and I just felt sad at the moment because I love to fight.I was supposed to fight in March. That got postponed because of an injury and then it got postponed for June and then that June fight got postponed so here we are. You know my family kept me strong and those long talks with my advisor [Al Haymon] kept me going and again, here we are and still healthy, and we will continue to give you guys good fights.The bout with Cuellar figures to produce fireworks given their styles.Cuellar is a very strong fighter both physically and mentally, Garcia said. Hes the hardest hitter in the featherweight division. Hes dangerous and dedicated.Cuellar is aware of Mares resume and knows he is the most significant opponent of his career.This is definitely the biggest fight of my pro career, Cuellar said. This is historic and I definitely think that it will be a memorable fight for fans. Because of who Im fighting and what were fighting for, it makes it crucial that I get the victory. Im a warrior. My style is to be aggressive and fight with my heart. If I have to let the warrior out, I am ready. But if I have to box, I am ready for that, too.Mares is a great fighter and has been a great champion. 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Great Britain need to win one of Sundays singles matches against Serbia to reach the Davis Cup semifinals after Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot won the doubles rubber in Belgrade.The defending champions led overnight thanks to Kyle Edmunds convincing victory over Janko Tipsarevic but James Ward was just as well beaten by Dusan Lajovic in the delayed second rubber played on Saturday afternoon.That left the tie firmly in the balance, with the doubles rubber seen as crucial to both teams hopes, but especially to those of Britain.There were plenty of nerves on show but the British pair recovered from a wobble at the end of the second set and the start of the third to win 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4.Murray and Inglot had only played one previous Davis Cup rubber together before, losing to Americas Bryan brothers in the opening round last year.The Murray brothers teamed up for the rest of the title-winning campaign, leaving Inglot sitting on the sidelines and still waiting for his first victory in the competition.That was expected to come here, with Serbia fielding Nenad Zimonjic, a classy but fading doubles force at the age of 40, and the inexperienced Filip Krajinovic. 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Britain made it five games in a row to lead 2-0 in the fourth and survived a nervy last service game from Inglot to make it 15 doubles victories from the last 17 rubbers.Earlier, Ward, whose ranking has slipped to 240, played like a man lacking in form and confidence as he went down 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to world No.81 Lajovic.Edmund will have the chance to win the tie when he takes on Lajovic, the Serbian No.1 in the absence of Novak Djokovic and Troicki, in what looks a very tough match to call. A Lajovic win would send the tie into a decisive fifth rubber between Ward and either Tipsarevic or Krajinovic. 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Mahela Jayawardene and Shaun Pollock look ahead to Englands three-Test Investec series with Sri Lanka on the latest Sky Cricket Podcast. Jayawardene worked closely with England over the winter with the Sri Lankan being part of their coaching set-up for the series against Pakistan in the UAE as well as at the World T20 in India. He joins the Sky Sports commentary box this summer.The batsman promises he has shared no inside information from the England dressing room with this Sri Lankan side, but does hope they can repeat their heroics from 2014. Jayawardene reflects on their dramatic win off the penultimate ball on Sri Lankas last trip to Headingley - scene of Thursdays first Test - which secured a first series win in England.Click here to download the latest Sky Cricket Podcast or listen via the audioBoom link below. Shaun Pollock, who witnessed Englands 2-1 series win over his native South Africa over the winter, assesses the strengths of the hosts.He thinks Englands attack, led by Stuart Broad - who took 6-17 in the win at Johannesburg - has enough firepower to see off Sri Lanka in favourable home conditions.Pollock also discusses the importance of Steven Finns fitness and whether Jimmy Anderson can carry on playing until hes 40 - like Ryan Giggs did for Pollocks beloved Manchester United. Sky Sports Cricket Podcast - 18th May Watch England and Sri Lankas first Investec Test, at Headingley, from 10am, Thursday, Sky Sports 2. Or watch from £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV. Also See: England v Sri Lanka on Sky Sports England fixtures/results Sri Lanka fixtures/results WATCH: Murali magic Nick Schmaltz Jersey .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Custom Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. http://www.blackhawksauthority.com/ . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. Denis Savard Jersey .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Bobby Orr Jersey . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. Perth coach Kenny Lowe says his decisions to substitute captain Rostyn Griffiths and install veteran Dino Djulbic at left back will form part of a review into his sides 4-1 loss to Sydney FC.Griffiths was angered when his number was called in the second half on Sundays A-League clash, flinging his captains armband in disgust and then refusing to shake Lowes hand.Lowe, who returned to the sidelines after a two-game ban, played down the incident, explaining that it was a failed attempt to spark his team against Sydneys high-pressure defence.Thats players. They dont want to come off. They want to stay on the pitch, Lowe said.(He) was a little big leggy at the end there, it was more to protect him than anything. Maybe a little bit of freshness in there. Maybe that didnt work either. Its one of those days.The 33-year-old Djulbic has been primarily used at centre-back this year but deputised for Socceroo Josh Risdon on the leftt and was at fault for Sydneys opening goal.ddddddddddddHe overplayed with the ball and then relied on goalkeeper Liam Reddy to save his blushes only for Milos Ninkovic to steal the ball and put away an easy goal.Lowe insisted Djulbic wasnt the only one to blame for the defeat.Maybe you look back in hindsight and you might think thats another thing to do with (the loss). But Dinos played there before and hes done that for us, Lowe said.Maybe it didnt work, such is life. (Risdon is) obviously a quality player but everyone misses quality players at Socceroos time. You cant grumble about that.Its not an individual thing, its a team thing. You dont poke the finger at Dino, were all in it together and Im a part of that as well.You go back and analyse yourself and see whether we did the right thing. Cheap Soccer Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Hockey JerseysNike NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Nike MLB Jerseys ChinaWholesale Baseball Jerseys ChinaWholesale College JerseysCheap Jerseys From ChinaWholesale Jerseys Near MeCheap Jerseys OnlineCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Nike NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Soccer Jerseys ChinaCheap NCAA Jerseys AuthenticCheap Nike NBA JerseysCheap NHL Jerseys AuthenticMLB Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Throwback JerseysCheap Nike NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson walked across the stage after driver introductions to find his car inexplicably missing from pit road.In a dramatic start to his race for a record-tying seventh championship, Johnson learned NASCARs inspectors had yanked his Chevrolet off the pre-race grid and sent it back through tech. The Hendrick Motorsports team had been accused of manipulating a body panel, and Johnson had to start last in the field.In less than 30 laps, he was sniffing the top-10.He come from last doing that? Joey Logano asked him team, Wow.The best was yet to come.For most of the day, Johnson was the worst of the championship contenders in a winner-take-all season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He needed only to beat three other drivers to tie Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with a record seven titles, but he was clearly not in the same league as the other finalists Sunday night.Johnson, who seemed to have sensed the last 10 weeks that he was finally going to grab that special seventh title, never panicked.I felt like something was going to happen, and I was going to be OK with it, Johnson said. For a while I came to grips with the reality of (finishing) third, fourth, somewhere in there and shaking somebody elses hand and being happy for them.Then it changed so quick at the end.Johnson was practically gifted his seventh title when Carl Edwards aggressive attempt to win the championship ended in a wreck. Johnson got the restart of his life in overtime, took the lead on the very last lap of the race, won for the first time in his career at Homestead and grabbed the final Sprint Cup trophy.The win was the 15th for Hendrick Motorsports and seventh for crew chief Chad Knaus, who now only trails Dale Inmans record eight.When I was coming to the checkered flag, I had to really look closely at it going by to make sure it was, like, `Is this really happening? Johnson said.Johnson received kind words from Petty, while Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. represented his late father in victory lane.I told Jimmie I wish Dad was here to shake his hand, Earnhardt said. Dad would think hes such a bad-ass. Hes such a great race car driver. How he won this thing tonight, I dont think a lot of people know, he can will himself to get (his all) out of a car when it matters. Theres a lot of circumstance that played into it, but he put himself in that position.Edwards seemed headed for the title until a caution with 10 laps remaining set up a wild sequence. Edwards tried to block Logano on the restart, wound up wrecked, and it was Johnson who drove through the carnage to take the championship lead.Johnson withstood two more restarts and dedicated the final two attempts at the win to the late Ricky Hendrick, who was one of 10 friends and family members killed in a 2004 plane crash.They were nowhere all day, and just kind of ran around, I dont know, probably, Id guess sixth, said 2015 champion Kyle Busch. Never really showed their hand at all and didnt really show any speed, never really led in the laps until the last one, and thats the only one that really matters.Perhaps its because Johnson had no plan. This was one of those rare days in racing when someone elses bad breaks benefited a driver who was prepared to pounce. 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Nicklaus said the Ashgabat Golf Club should be finished in April (but not playable until July), and more courses are planned for a holiday area along the Caspian Sea.Turkmenistan is north of Iran and framed by the Caspian Sea to the west and Afghanistan to the east.I dont really know why the president wanted golf, Nicklaus said over the weekend. He has about 2,500 ex-pats who live in Ashgabat who wanted golf, and he knows that golf is an Olympic sport and hes got the Asian Games next year. He wanted the golf course done before that.Golf is not the first sport that interested Berdymukhamedov. He also had three ice hockey facilities built in the country that is largely covered by the Karakum Desert and reaches highs of 120 degrees in the summer.Every time he brought something in, its not just the capital. He said, `I want all my provinces to benefit. He brought horses in, he brought hockey in. And hes doing the same thing with golf, Nicklaus said. 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That they can do it.As impressive as that was, Pena, who is a big fan of Elvis, also sang Return to Sender and Dont Be Cruel while addressing the media.His story is just one of the many incredible tales from the NYC Marathon, which began in 1970 with a mere 127 runners -- and 55 finishers -- racing four loops of Central Park. Heading into Sundays 46th edition, it is now the largest marathon in the world, with approximately 50,000 runners from well over 125 countries running the annual route through New Yorks five boroughs. More than 1 million runners have completed the course.I always tell people that if they have to do one marathon, its New York, says 2009 winner and four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi. Its pretty unique. Its a spectacular place and a great way to see the city. ... The route is exciting because its full of people. You feel the energy of the city. The different boroughs. Its the melting pot. If you want to see that vividly, just run the marathon. Its multicultural.The race itself is as multicultural as the city, with nearly as many runners from outside the United States as Americans. International runners almost always win, particularly those from Kenya. Keflezighi is the only American, male or female, to win the race in the past 33 years. After having run his first marathon there in 2002 and feeling so awful afterward that he said he would never run another, Keflezighi won the 2009 race with a time of 2:09.15.He finished that run by doing a pushup, just as he did at the Rio Olympics earlier this year after finishing 33rd.People usually kiss the ground or the track when they have a memorable time or win a medal, he says. My pushup happened because when you get on your knees to touch the ground, its hard to get back up.Keflezighi knows how to get back up. The only person to win the New York and Boston marathons as well as an Olympic medal, he has run the NYC 10 times. He was unable to run in 2008 because of a broken hip that also kept him out of the 2008 Olympics.For me, winning the NYC Marathon, it was personal goal. ... Once I didnt make the 2008 Olympic team, it was like the NYC Marathon will be my Olympics, he says. Winning the NYC Marathon means many things to me.The New York City Marathon not only has meaning; it provides inspiration to runners and non-runners alike.Running as long as they canEvery year, a life-sized bronze statue of Fred Lebow is moved from its Central Park location to the finish line of the NYC Marathon, which he founded in 1970. Runners of the marathon touch it for luck.Lebow was a Jewish boy in Romania during World War II but survived and fled to the United States after the war. He ran 69 marathons in more than 30 countries during his lifetime. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1990 but was still so devoted to his sport that, according to Liz Robbins excellent book on the 2007 marathon, A Race Like No Other, he would do laps in the hallways while being treated at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.While in a temporary remission from the cancer at age 60 in 1992, Lebow ran -- and walked -- his last NYC Marathon with nine-time winner Grete Waitz alongside, helping him the entire way. He hugged her and kissed the ground after crossing the finish line.Lebow, who died two years later, ran as long as he could.Jonathan Mendes, a former Marine pilot who served in a squadron with baseball legend Ted Williams and astronaut John Glenn, was the oldest entrant last year, just two days short of his 96th birthday. He made it 16 miles before stopping. Its not earthshaking, he had told USA Today the previous year. Its just staying healthy and being able to put one foot in front of the other longer than anybody else.Joy Johnson ran the NYC Marathon 25 times despite not running it for the first time until she was 61 years old. A physical education teacher who coached track and volleyball, she took up running in her late 50s. She became the oldest woman to run the NYC marathon at age 84 in 2011. Asked once how long she would run, she said, Until I die.At age 86 in 2013, running the NYC Marathon for what she planned to be the last time, Johnson tripped and hit her head on the pavement near the 20-mile mark. She got back up and completed the course in a time of 7:57.41. Sadly, she died the next day. But her inspiration lives on.She wasnt about the competition. Her main thing was about what it did for her mind and her body. She just really enjoyed running, says her daughter, Diana Boydston. She would think over Bible verses while she ran. It just made her feel good, and I think thats what she wants people to do -- that its not too late to get started, and you should do it for yourself, even if its just walking. It doesnt have to be a marathon.Dave Obelkevich, meanwhile, has run and finished every NYC Marathon since 1976. At age 73, he plans to run it his 40th consecutive year. As long as I can keep running, Ill keep doing it, he says. God will tell me when I cannot do it anymore.In other words, keep on running.A race thats not just for runnersThe New York City Marathon isnt just for long-distance runners. Athletes from other sports who have run it include hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier (4:14.27), former NFL running back Tiki Barber (4:50.56), gold medal speedskater Apolo Ohno (3:25.12), softball pitcher Jennie Finch (4:05.26) and cyclist Lance Armstrong (2:59.36 and 22:46.dddddddddddd43).Former No. 1-ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark ran in 2014, finishing in 3:26.33. She said afterward that the experience was completely different from a marathon tennis match of three or four hours. Every time I go out on the tennis court, I know exactly what to expect, and I know what to do out there, she said afterward. Here, I just knew put one foot in front of the other until you see something saying Finish, and thats when you stop.The fastest run by a pro athlete from another sport came from Nordic combined skier Bill Demong, a five-time Olympian who compared the 2014 marathon to the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It was his first time running a marathon, yet he finished in a staggering time of 2:33.Thats a great time, but I was still 20 minutes behind the top runners, Demong says. I can spend the rest of my life chasing that dragon and never be there.Demong won gold in the Nordic combined at the 2010 Olympics but says the marathon was a phenomenal experience as well. Its just such a celebration, he says. Its not like theyre cheering you because youre running, but theyre cheering on everyone because its about sport and pride in their city. Its a huge party, a huge celebration. It eclipsed the normal sporting event.As impressive as his run was, it also took quite a bit out of him. After the race, Demong walked a block to the subway but was unable to get down the stairs. Instead, he took the elevator.Sometimes getting down can be as hard as getting up.Dressing for the occasionBill Murray was on David Lettermans show in October 2014 when he suddenly halted the interview by saying he needed to train for the upcoming NYC Marathon. He left the studio and started running in his tuxedo down 53rd Street. He grabbed a candy bar and water from pedestrians and rode back to the studio on a pedicab.Alas, he did not actually enter the race. Perhaps he didnt feel comfortable running 26.2 miles in a tuxedo.Not that it hasnt been done, sort of. A man named Tom Young wore a top hat, bow tie, tails and black shorts when he and Pam Kezios married at the 8-mile mark in the 1993 marathon. The two then continued the race, crossing the line together in a time of 3:43.05.Aside from tuxedos, runners have worn all sorts of costumes, ranging from Captain America, Superman and Spider-Man to Waldo, SpongeBob SquarePants and Chewbacca.No limitationsDick Traum lost a leg when it was crushed by a car at a gas station at age 24. He became the first amputee to compete in the marathon in 1976, running with a prosthetic leg. He says running that first marathon was a life change.People talked about the 20-mile mark, that its a wall. You get there and cant go anymore, he says. I had done 18.7 miles before that, but I had never passed 20. I was concerned I would have trouble with that. It was something that no one [in my condition] had done.The YMCA where he trained was even concerned about him attempting such a thing. And yet he did it, running with a hop and skip (prosthetics were not as advanced as they are today) through the streets and boroughs. He did not hit a wall. And when he reached Central Park and heard the music playing from the nearby carousel, it sounded to him like, Congratulations! You made it! You did it!Traum went on to start Achilles International, a global nonprofit that supports athletes with disabilities. Now in his mid-70s, he still does the NYC Marathon in the handcycle category.Wheelchair racers are able to complete the course faster than runners, but it still is a demanding route. One of the greatest challenges is climbing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge near the start of the race.Its challenging physically because its long and relatively steep, says Josh George, who finished second in the mens wheelchair division in 2015 and will be competing again this year. And from a mental standpoint, you have to convince yourself that as hard as it necessarily is to get up to the top of the bridge, then you have to survive the next 25 miles.And then there are the potholes. Even last year, one of the biggest favorites in the race, Kurt Fearnley of Australia, he hit a pothole and went over and ended up crashing about 10 or 11 miles into the race, George says. I had a teammate of mine who hit the exact same pothole. Its New York City. The roads are rough. Its just another thing you have to pay attention to.Jimmy Choi, 41, has had Parkinsons disease since at least age 27, but he has completed 10 marathons in the past four years while raising money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He has said that he plans to run this years race in around 3:20 despite having to drag his right foot. Inspired to get into the sport by reading Runners World magazine, he told the NYC Marathon website: If someone can read my story and be equally inspired, that would mean a lot to me.All that is impressive. And then there is Bob Wieland. A war veteran who lost both legs in Vietnam, he completed the 1986 marathon by using only his hands. No prosthetics. No wheels. He just walked on his hands. It took him four days, but he did it.It took Lloyd Scott even longer.A former English soccer player, Scott ran the 2002 marathon in five days and one hour while wearing a 128-pound deep-sea diving suit and 40-pound brass helmet. (He also wore the diving suit at the London Marathon earlier that year and wore an Indiana Jones costume while pulling a 300-pound round boulder in the 2007 London Marathon.)A survivor of leukemia, Scott wore the suit to raise money for cancer charities. Its a good example of what its like for cancer and leukemia sufferers because its slow and painful, he told the New York Post about doing the course in such a heavy, uncomfortable suit. But like me, theyll win out in the end.Thats the lesson of this marathon. Even if youre down, get back up and just keep going. You can go farther -- and longer -- than you can possibly imagine. Cheap Soccer Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Hockey JerseysNike NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Nike MLB Jerseys ChinaWholesale Baseball Jerseys ChinaWholesale College JerseysCheap Jerseys From ChinaWholesale Jerseys Near MeCheap Jerseys OnlineCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Nike NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Soccer Jerseys ChinaCheap NCAA Jerseys AuthenticCheap Nike NBA JerseysCheap NHL Jerseys AuthenticMLB Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Throwback JerseysCheap Nike NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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