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Fantasy Forecaster updated Monday, Sept. Collin Sexton Jersey . 18, at 12:51 p.m. ET.On tap: Its the penultimate week of the 2016 regular season -- and with it, fantasy baseball -- a time during which playoff races increase in intensity, while teams no longer battling for a playoff spot either amplify their efforts aligning rosters for the upcoming postseason (those who have clinched) or auditioning players for 2017 (those who are out of it). Besides Week 25, the final week, there might not be another week on the schedule during which player roles shift more rapidly than this one. What you want: Players on teams with playoff motivation. In other words, seek the games that mean something.As such, here are the teams that, entering play on Sept. 18, are within five games of a playoff spot (either havent clinched and lead in the standings, or trail by no more than five games): Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets,?Pittsburgh Pirates,?St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. These teams are, therefore, the most likely to push their regulars to play roughly the same volume they might have one or more months ago. Rest? Wait until November!The American Leagues wild-card race might come into focus in Week 24, with the Blue Jays in a commanding position to make a statement. Tied with the Orioles for those two playoff spots, the Blue Jays first travel to Seattles Safeco Field to battle the Mariners, whom they lead by three games in the wild-card standings, from Sept. 19-21 (three games). They then return home to host the Yankees, who are four games back in the wild-card standings, at Rogers Centre from Sept. 23-25 (three games). Minor injuries (reportedly) to Marco Estrada, aligned as the teams two-start pitcher, and Aaron Sanchez thrust this team under the spotlight.A pair of division showdowns grace the early-week schedule, as the Red Sox, up three games on the Orioles in the American League East standings entering play on Sept. 16, visit Camden Yards from Sept. 19-22 (four games). The Dodgers, up five games on the Giants in the National League West standings as of the same date, host San Francisco at Dodger Stadium from Sept. 19-21 (three games). Well get another Clayton Kershaw-Madison Bumgarner showdown during this series on Sept. 19, and the Rich Hill-Johnny Cueto battle a day later is almost as compelling.Among the weeks schedule oddities: The Chicago White Sox visit the Kansas City Royals for a rescheduled game on Sept. 19, which makes up for their May 26 postponement. Though thatll cause an early start to Week 24 -- that game is scheduled for a 2:15 p.m. ET start -- that fortunately gives the White Sox a six-game week, eliminating what was initially slated to be the weeks only five-game schedule. All 30 teams are scheduled for at least six games, and 12 will play seven.Quickly jump to any section, if you want specific intelESPN lineup deadlinesInterleague impactProjected starting pitchersPitching scuttlebuttWeek 24 pitcher rankingsHitting ratingsHitting advantagesESPN leagues: Lineup deadlinesThe White Sox at Royals make-up game on Sept. 19 begins at 2:15 p.m. ET, resulting in an early start to Week 24 action.Championship matchups, which are two-week matchups, in ESPN leagues begin in Week 24. These matchups last through the games of Sunday, Oct. 2.Remember that game times have tremendous influence upon daily planning, so be aware of every days first scheduled pitch. This week, they are:Monday, Sept. 19: 2:15 p.m. ET (Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals, the days only day game) Tuesday, Sept. 20: 7:05 p.m. ET (two games begin at that time) Wednesday, Sept. 21: 3:10 p.m. ET (St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies, one of three day games) Thursday, Sept. 22: 7:05 p.m. ET (Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles) Friday, Sept. 23: 2 p.m. ET (St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs, the days only day game) Saturday, Sept. 24: 1:05 p.m. ET (two of four day games begin at that time) Sunday, Sept. 25: 1:07 p.m. ET (New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays, one of 14 day games)Interleague impactThis weeks interleague series:Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies (2 games, Sept. 20-21)Arizona Diamondbacks at Baltimore Orioles (3 games, Sept. 23-25)Diamondbacks probable DH(s), with three games in AL ballparks: Rickie Weeks has six of the Diamondbacks seven starts at DH this season and remains on the active roster, though he hasnt been playing nearly as much in games in NL venues of late, his last start coming on Aug. 31. Its possible, therefore, that the Diamondbacks could use the DH to rotate players as a half-day off, with Paul Goldschmidt (who has the other DH start), Brandon Drury, Jake Lamb and Yasmany Tomas other candidates to shift there. That means the extra at-bats could be divided evenly between players like Socrates Brito, Phil Gosselin, Mitch Haniger, Kyle Jensen and/or Weeks, meaning none of the five is a clear fill-in even for NL-only owners.White Soxs traditional DH, with two games in NL ballparks: Justin Morneau, though he has been sidelined recently by back stiffness, seemingly rendering the DH point moot in an NL park; hed simply start the two games in Philadelphia on the bench. Carlos Sanchez has been the player recently benefiting from Morneaus absence, playing third base with Todd Frazier at first base and Jose Abreu at DH, so expect Frazier to shift back to third base and Abreu to first for these two games.Projected starting pitchersThe chart below lists each of the 30 MLB teams schedules and projected starting pitchers, and provides a projected Bill James game score for each days starter.Projected starting pitchers, Sept. 19-25 P: The starting pitchers projected Bill James game score, accounting for past history (three years worth as well as past 21 days), opponent and ballpark. A 50 is typically deemed a quality start by this measure, while a 70 is considered a dominant start.Pitching scuttlebuttThe Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres have all been using six-man rotations and are expected to continue to do so through Week 24.Baltimore Orioles: Wade Miley (back) is questionable for his next start, so the Orioles seem likely to go with a five-man rotation for Week 24.Toronto Blue Jays: Marco Estrada (herniated disc) has been pitching through an injury, and it is unclear whether hell need to miss a start during Week 24. Aaron Sanchez (blister) is expected to rejoin the Blue Jays rotation on Sept. 21.Detroit Tigers: Manager Brad Ausmus recently insisted that the Tigers wont stick with a six-man rotation, but the team hasnt yet announced its starters beyond Sept. 22 (Thursday), so its possible that they might. Mike Pelfrey, Anibal Sanchez or Buck Farmer will get the Sept. 21 start, with Sanchez a virtual lock to start during the Sept. 23-25 otherwise. Pelfrey, Farmer and Jordan Zimmermann are the three starters not listed above would could slot in sometime during Week 24.Cleveland Indians: Carlos Carrasco (fractured hand) is out for the season, leaving the Indians in need of a Sept. 24 fill-in. The team could go with a bullpen day arrangement, or Cody Anderson could fill in.Kansas City Royals: Jason Vargas (DL: elbow) rejoined the Royals rotation on Sept. 17, seemingly lining him up to make another start on Sept. 22 during Week 24.Minnesota Twins: The Twins used the Sept. 19 off day to push Tyler Duffeys next start back to Sept. 24.Atlanta Braves: Josh Collmenter joined the Braves rotation on Sept. 17, seemingly lining him up for a Sept. 22 start during Week 24.Miami Marlins: Wei-Yin Chen (DL: elbow) will rejoin the Marlins rotation on Sept. 19, replacing Jake Esch.New York Mets: Jacob deGrom (forearm/elbow) is out for the season, leaving the Mets with a rotation opening on Sept. 23; they used Gabriel Ynoa for a spot start on Sept. 18. Steven Matz (DL: shoulder) could be a candidate to take that turn.Washington Nationals: Joe Ross (DL: shoulder) rejoined the Nationals rotation on Sept. 18, seemingly lining him up for a Sept. 24 start during Week 24. The team could always go in another direction in that spot, howveer, with Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez candidates for starts.Milwaukee Brewers: Junior Guerra has been shut down for the season after reaching his innings limit, so the Brewers appear likely to revert to a five-man rotation for Week 24.St. Louis Cardinals: Anthony Reyes replaced Jaime Garcia in the Cardinals rotation on Sept. 18, seemingly lining him up to make another start on Sept. 24 during Week 24.Arizona Diamondbacks: With Rubby De La Rosas health in question, the Diamondbacks will move Braden Shipley back into their rotation in his place, beginning on Sept. 19.Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers have been rotating pitchers through the fourth and fifth spots in their rotation, which next arrive Sept. 22-23. Brock Stewart and Jose De Leon were the pitchers most recently used in those turns, but Bud Norris, Ross Stripling, Julio Urias and Brett Anderson (DL: finger) are all considered candidates to fill in on either day.Tristans Week 24 pitcher rankings1. Madison Bumgarner (SF) -- Mon-@LAD (Kershaw), Sat-@SD (Cosart)2. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) -- Mon-SF (Bumgarner), Sat-COL (Bettis)3. Noah Syndergaard (NYM) -- Mon-ATL (Blair), Sat-PHI (Asher)4. Chris Sale (CWS) -- Wed-@PHI (Eickhoff)5. Max Scherzer (WSH) -- Wed-@MIA (Koehler)6. Rich Hill (LAD) -- Tue-SF (Cueto), Sun-COL (Anderson)7. Jose Fernandez (MIA) -- Tue-WSH (Roark), Sun-ATL (Teheran)8. Jake Arrieta (CHC) -- Fri-STL (Leake)9. Johnny Cueto (SF) -- Tue-@LAD (Hill), Sun-@SD (Richard)10. Zack Greinke (ARI) -- Wed-@SD (Perdomo): He doesnt look right since his return from the DL, but this is about the best matchup one could ask, against an extremely whiff-prone Padres team in a far superior ballpark for his skill set than his typical home, Chase Field.11. Corey Kluber (CLE) -- Wed-KC (Kennedy)12. Kevin Gausman (BAL) -- Tue-BOS (Rodriguez), Sun-ARI (Shipley): He just produced the second-best game score of his career (79) in his most recent outing against the Red Sox, and has nine quality starts, a 2.58 ERA and 26.3 percent strikeout rate in 12 second-half starts. Anyone care to keep doubting him?13. Jon Lester (CHC) -- Tue-CIN (TBD)14. Michael Pineda (NYY) -- Tue-@TB (Smyly), Sun-@TOR (Estrada)15. Rick Porcello (BOS) -- Mon-@BAL (Bundy), Sat-@TB (Andriese)16. Kyle Hendricks (CHC) -- Sat-STL (Reyes)17. Justin Verlander (DET) -- Thu-@MIN (Santana)18. Chris Archer (TB) -- Fri-BOS (Pomeranz)19. Yu Darvish (TEX) -- Fri-@OAK (Graveman)20. Tanner Roark (WSH) -- Tue-@MIA (Fernandez)21. Seth Lugo (NYM) -- Thu-PHI (Morgan): Phillies matchups are back to being outstanding, as they rank last in baseball in runs per game (3.21) and strikeout rate (28.8 percent of PAs) during the month of September. Lugo might not be a long-term fantasy investment, but he has got plenty of juice left to help with this Week 24 matchup.22. Kenta Maeda (LAD) -- Wed-SF (Moore)23. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) -- Wed-@TB (Cobb)24. Jeff Samardzija (SF) -- Thu-@SD (Friedrich)25. Anthony DeSclafani (CIN) -- Fri-@MIL (Davies): Only the Padres have whiffed with greater frequency than the Brewers (24.9 percent rate) since the All-Star break, so even with fatigue concerns, DeSclafanis matchup is too outstanding to doubt.26. Drew Smyly (TB) -- Tue-NYY (Pineda)27. David Price (BOS) -- Thu-@BAL (Tillman)28. A.J. Cole (WSH) -- Mon-@MIA (Chen), Sun-@PIT (Brault)29. James Shields (CWS) -- Tue-@PHI (Thompson)30. Matt Moore (SF) -- Wed-@LAD (Maeda)31. Drew Pomeranz (BOS) -- Fri-@TB (Archer): Ten of the past 13 left-handed starters to face the Rays have tossed quality starts, including Pomeranz on Aug. 30, with the group combining for a 3.01 ERA and 28.9 percent strikeout rate.32. Julio Teheran (ATL) -- Tue-@NYM (Gsellman), Sun-@MIA (Fernandez)33. Jason Hammel (CHC) -- Mon-CIN (Adleman), Sun-STL (Martinez)34. John Lackey (CHC) -- Wed-CIN (Stephenson)35. Jon Gray (COL) -- Fri-@LAD (De Leon)36. Jose De Leon (LAD) -- Fri-COL (Gray)37. Carlos Martinez (STL) -- Mon-@COL (Anderson), Sun-@CHC (Hammel)38. Felix Hernandez (SEA) -- Wed-TOR (Sanchez)39. Taijuan Walker (SEA) -- Mon-TOR (Estrada), Sun-@MIN (Santiago)40. Jameson Taillon (PIT) -- Fri-WSH (Gonzalez)41. Cole Hamels (TEX) -- Wed-LAA (Weaver)42. Gio Gonzalez (WSH) -- Fri-@PIT (Taillon)43. Alex Reyes (STL) -- Sat-@CHC (Hendricks)44. Jose Quintana (CWS) -- Sat-@CLE (TBD)45. Chad Bettis (COL) -- Sat-@LAD (Kershaw)46. Robert Gsellman (NYM) -- Tue-ATL (Teheran), Sun-PHI (Thompson)47. Tyler Anderson (COL) -- Mon-STL (Martinez), Sun-@LAD (Hill)48. Albert Suarez (SF) -- Fri-@SD (Jackson)49. Joe Ross (WSH) -- Sat-@PIT (Nova)50. Sean Manaea (OAK) -- Tue-HOU (Musgrove)51. J.A. Happ (TOR) -- Tue-@SEA (Iwakuma)52. Luis Cessa (NYY) -- Thu-@TB (Snell)53. Archie Bradley (ARI) -- Tue-@SD (Clemens)54. Collin McHugh (HOU) -- Wed-@OAK (Mengden)55. Michael Fulmer (DET) -- Fri-KC (Duffy)56. Jharel Cotton (OAK) -- Mon-HOU (Peacock)57. Dan Straily (CIN) -- Sat-@MIL (Peralta)58. Danny Duffy (KC) -- Fri-@DET (Fulmer)59. Robbie Ray (ARI) -- Sat-@BAL (Bundy)60. Trevor Bauer (CLE) -- Fri-CWS (Gonzalez)61. Blake Snell (TB) -- Thu-NYY (Cessa)62. Carlos Rodon (CWS) -- Mon-@KC (Ventura), Sun-@CLE (Tomlin)63. Alex Cobb (TB) -- Wed-NYY (Tanaka)64. Tyler Chatwood (COL) -- Thu-@LAD (Stewart)65. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) -- Tue-TOR (Happ)66. Aaron Sanchez (TOR) -- Wed-@SEA (Hernandez)67. Marcus Stroman (TOR) -- Sat-NYY (Sabathia)68. Jerad Eickhoff (PHI) -- Wed-CWS (Sale)69. Joe Musgrove (HOU) -- Tue-@OAK (Manaea), Sun-LAA (Wright)70. James Paxton (SEA) -- Fri-@MIN (Gibson)71. John Gant (ATL) -- Wed-@NYM (Colon)72. Robert Stephenson (CIN) -- Wed-@CHC (Lackey)73. Ivan Nova (PIT) -- Sat-WSH (Ross)74. Ubaldo Jimenez (BAL) -- Fri-ARI (Miller)75. Brock Stewart (LAD) -- Thu-COL (Chatwood)76. Anibal Sanchez (DET) -- Wed-@MIN (Berrios)77. Francisco Liriano (TOR) -- Fri-NYY (Mitchell)78. Mike Clevinger (CLE) -- Thu-KC (Vargas)79. Chad Kuhl (PIT) -- Wed-@MIL (Nelson)80. Marco Estrada (TOR) -- Mon-@SEA (Walker), Sun-NYY (Pineda)81. Dylan Bundy (BAL) -- Mon-BOS (Porcello), Sat-ARI (Ray)82. Daniel Norris (DET) -- Sat-KC (Ventura)83. Zach Davies (MIL) -- Fri-CIN (DeSclafani)84. Ian Kennedy (KC) -- Wed-@CLE (Kluber)85. Brad Peacock (HOU) -- Mon-@OAK (Cotton), Sat-LAA (Chacin)86. Wei-Yin Chen (MIA) -- Mon-WSH (Cole), Sat-ATL (Blair)87. Luke Weaver (STL) -- Wed-@COL (Marquez)88. Jake Odorizzi (TB) -- Sun-BOS (Rodriguez)89. Jhoulys Chacin (LAA) -- Mon-@TEX (Perez), Sat-@HOU (Peacock)90. Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) -- Tue-@BAL (Gausman), Sun-@TB (Odorizzi)91. Josh Tomlin (CLE) -- Tue-KC (Volquez), Sun-CWS (Rodon)92. A.J. Griffin (TEX) -- Tue-LAA (Wright)93. Ariel Miranda (SEA) -- Sat-@MIN (Duffey)94. Tim Adleman (CIN) -- Mon-@CHC (Hammel), Sun-@MIL (Garza)95. Steven Brault (PIT) -- Tue-@MIL (Garza), Sun-WSH (Cole)96. Matt Andriese (TB) -- Sat-BOS (Porcello)97. Luis Perdomo (SD) -- Wed-ARI (Greinke)98. Yordano Ventura (KC) -- Mon-CWS (Rodon), Sat-@DET (Norris)99. Tom Koehler (MIA) -- Wed-WSH (Scherzer)100. Mike Fiers (HOU) -- Thu-LAA (Nolasco)101. Ervin Santana (MIN) -- Thu-DET (Verlander)102. CC Sabathia (NYY) -- Sat-@TOR (Stroman)103. Alex Meyer (LAA) -- Fri-@HOU (Fister)104. Mike Leake (STL) -- Fri-@CHC (Arrieta)105. Clay Buchholz (BOS) -- Wed-@BAL (Gallardo)106. Colby Lewis (TEX) -- Sat-@OAK (Alcantara)107. Daniel Mengden (OAK) -- Wed-HOU (McHugh)108. Ricky Nolasco (LAA) -- Thu-@HOU (Fiers)109. Tyler Duffey (MIN) -- Sat-SEA (Miranda)110. Jeremy Hellickson (PHI) -- Fri-@NYM (TBD)111. Raul Alcantara (OAK) -- Sat-TEX (Lewis)112. Matt Wisler (ATL) -- Fri-@MIA (Cashner)113. Paul Clemens (SD) -- Tue-ARI (Bradley)114. Braden Shipley (ARI) -- Mon-@SD (Richard), Sun-@BAL (Gausman)115. Hector Santiago (MIN) -- Tue-DET (Boyd), Sun-SEA (Walker)116. Clayton Richard (SD) -- Mon-ARI (Shipley), Sun-SF (Cueto)117. Jake Thompson (PHI) -- Tue-CWS (Shields), Sun-@NYM (Gsellman)118. Christian Friedrich (SD) -- Thu-SF (Samardzija)119. Jose Urena (MIA) -- Thu-ATL (Collmenter)120. Kyle Gibson (MIN) -- Fri-SEA (Paxton)121. Edwin Jackson (SD) -- Fri-SF (Suarez)122. Bartolo Colon (NYM) -- Wed-ATL (Gant)123. Andrew Cashner (MIA) -- Fri-ATL (Wisler)124. Ryan Vogelsong (PIT) -- Thu-@MIL (Anderson)125. Josh Collmenter (ATL) -- Thu-@MIA (Urena)126. Jorge De La Rosa (COL) -- Tue-STL (Wainwright)127. Matt Boyd (DET) -- Tue-@MIN (Santiago), Sun-KC (Volquez)128. Shelby Miller (ARI) -- Fri-@BAL (Jimenez)129. Bryan Mitchell (NYY) -- Fri-@TOR (Liriano)130. German Marquez (COL) -- Wed-STL (Weaver)131. Alec Asher (PHI) -- Sat-@NYM (Syndergaard)132. Adam Wainwright (STL) -- Tue-@COL (De La Rosa)133. Jose Berrios (MIN) -- Wed-DET (Sanchez)134. Daniel Wright (LAA) -- Tue-@TEX (Griffin), Sun-@HOU (Musgrove)135. Jimmy Nelson (MIL) -- Wed-PIT (Kuhl)136. Adam Morgan (PHI) -- Thu-@NYM (Lugo)137. Kendall Graveman (OAK) -- Fri-TEX (Darvish)138. Chase Anderson (MIL) -- Thu-PIT (Vogelsong)139. Miguel Gonzalez (CWS) -- Fri-@CLE (Bauer)140. Edinson Volquez (KC) -- Tue-@CLE (Tomlin), Sun-@DET (Boyd)141. Jason Vargas (KC) -- Thu-@CLE (Clevinger)142. Chris Tillman (BAL) -- Thu-BOS (Price)143. Aaron Blair (ATL) -- Mon-@NYM (Syndergaard), Sat-@MIA (Chen)144. Wily Peralta (MIL) -- Sat-CIN (Straily)145. Jarred Cosart (SD) -- Sat-SF (Bumgarner)146. Matt Garza (MIL) -- Tue-PIT (Brault), Sun-CIN (Adleman)147. Doug Fister (HOU) -- Fri-LAA (Meyer)148. Ross Detwiler (OAK) -- Sun-TEX (Perez)149. Jered Weaver (LAA) -- Wed-@TEX (Hamels)150. Yovani Gallardo (BAL) -- Wed-BOS (Buchholz)151. Martin Perez (TEX) -- Mon-LAA (Chacin), Sun-@OAK (Detwiler)Hitting ratingsThe chart below lists each of the 30 teams total number of scheduled games, home games and games versus right- and left-handed pitchers, and provides a matchup rating for the weeks games in terms of overall offense, offense for left- and right-handed hitters and base stealing. Matchup ratings for each individual game are listed under the corresponding date.Hitting matchup chart, Sept. 19-25 H: Hitters matchup rating, which accounts for the opposing starting pitchers past history (three years worth as well as past 21 days) as well as ballpark factors. L: Hitters matchup rating accounting only for left-handed hitters. R: Hitters matchup rating accounting for only right-handed hitters. S: Base-stealing matchup rating, which accounts for the opponents catchers ability to gun down opposing base stealers. Ratings range from 1-10, with 10 representing the best possible matchup, statistically speaking, and 1 representing the worst.Hitting advantagesHere are this weeks volume plays, defined as the teams that play the most home games, or games against right- or left-handed starters:Total games: Baltimore Orioles 7, Boston Red Sox 7, Kansas City Royals 7, Houston Astros 7, Los Angeles Angels 7, Atlanta Braves 7, Miami Marlins 7, New York Mets 7, Colorado Rockies 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 7, San Diego Padres 7, San Francisco Giants 7. All other teams play exactly six games apiece.Home games: Baltimore Orioles 7, Miami Marlins 7, New York Mets 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 7, San Diego Padres 7, Tampa Bay Rays 6, Cleveland Indians 6, Minnesota Twins 6, Oakland Athletics 6, Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee Brewers 6.Versus LH: San Francisco Giants 4, Baltimore Orioles 3, New York Yankees 3, Cleveland Indians 3, Kansas City Royals 3, Minnesota Twins 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 3. Seven teams face two left-handed starters.Versus RH: Boston Red Sox 7, Miami Marlins 7, Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 6, New York Mets 6, San Diego Padres 6. Eleven teams face five right-handed starters.If the Mets are to squeak into the wild-card game, this is a week during which their offense, which has indeed picked up the pace recently, needs to step up. Theyll play seven home games, three against the Braves and four against the Phillies, teams that rank among the bottom 10 in baseball in ERA during the past month. In their past 20 games (entering play on Sept. 16), the Mets have averaged 4.95 runs per contest, with .260/.332/.456 triple-slash rates and 33 home runs. During that time, Asdrubal Cabrera (.365/.413/.730, .489 wOBA) and Wilmer Flores (.308/.339/.577, .393 wOBA), players available in greater than two-thirds of ESPN leagues, have been the Mets most productive hitters. Curtis Granderson is also a strong play in a week where the Mets will face six right-handed starters.The American League West should also provide good sources of offense, specifically the Astros, Angels and Rangers, teams who will play nothing but intradivision games against one another as well as the Athletics. Here are the second-half ERAs and rankings of those four teams: Athletics 4.25 (19th), Astros 4.30 (21st), Angels 4.39 (23rd), Rangers 4.39 (24th). The toughest individual matchup any of them will face is the Angels battling Rangers lefty Cole Hamels on Sept. 21, but be aware that Hamels has a 5.27 ERA in his past five starts, and the Angels will get all of their games in more hitting-friendly ballparks than their own: three at Texas Globe Life Park and four at Houstons Minute Maid Park. In case you werent aware, Andrelton Simmons is a .322/.367/.489 hitter (.375 wOBA) during the past month, C.J. Cron a .287/.316/.500 (.357 wOBA) and Jefry Marte a .267/.313/.500 (.351 wOBA) hitter during that same time span.Astros hitters might be the best to exploit, however, considering their standing in the wild-card race. Theyll need to keep everyone in regular roles through at least Week 24, which greatly increases the chances of the team accelerating the returns of Jose Altuve (oblique) and Alex Bregman (hamstring), if at all possible. Neither is a slam dunk to play, however, with them only worthwhile plays if news breaks in advance of the weeks lineup deadline hinting an imminent return for either. Instead, consider Yulieski Gurriel, a .338/.360/.521 hitter (.384 wOBA) in 21 games during the past month, and Teoscar Hernandez, a .211/.318/.439 hitter (.331 wOBA), strong plays.Meanwhile, the Rangers, while perhaps more focused on resting regulars for the postseason, still get a significant boost with five games against right-handed starters, considering how lefty-leaning their lineup is. Rougned Odor, a .306/.322/.601 hitter (.400 wOBA) against righties since the All-Star break, Mitch Moreland, a .243/.318/.478 (.349 wOBA) hitter and Nomar Mazara, a .243/.310/.447 (.333 wOBA) hitter, all warrant places in your lineup, even with the risk any or all might sit out a game or two. Cheap NBA Jerseys . Siddikur, whose previous win on the circuit came in Brunei three years ago, finished his bogey-free round with a birdie on the 18th for a total of 17-under 199. Indias Shiv Chowrasia, who has finished runner-up in this tournament twice, was in second place after a 66. Wholesale Cavaliers Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.cheapcavaliersjerseysauthentic.com/ .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. ST. LOUIS -- It was a sight interim manager Brian Snitker hasnt seen at all this year.The Atlanta Braves, who entered Saturday nights game with the fewest homers in the majors at 66, not only clouted a season-high four in a game, but also tallied a season-high 13 runs in a rout of the St. Louis Cardinals.It was nice, Snitker said. We havent done that much, but I think were more capable now.Atlantas offensive capability gets a test in Sundays rubber game of the weekend series as it will have to solve St. Louis veteran Adam Wainwright (9-5, 4.14 ERA), who owns an 8-2 mark and a 2.95 ERA in 16 career outings (11 starts) against the organization which drafted him.Wainwright is coming off a no-decision Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss at Cincinnati, going just five innings and allowing two runs. Wainwrights pitch count reached 101 at his stints end, and manager Mike Mathenys decision to remove Wainwright led to a series of double-switches and moves to the bullpen that culminated in closer Seung Hwan Oh yielding a walkoff three-run homer to Scott Schebler.The Braves (40-70) send hard-throwing right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 4.60) to the bump. Foltynewicz, a former first-round pick of the Houston Astros, is coming off a 5-3 loss Tuesday night to Pittsburgh, but has shown the potential to be a stopper at times this year.The Cardinals (58-52) enter this one tied with Miami, a 12-6 loser Saturday night in Colorado, for the National Leagues second wild-card spot. But they are 2/3 in a nine-game stretch against Cincinnati and Atlanta, two of tthe leagues three last-place teams. Cheap Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys. It is not known whether St. Louis will have catcher Yadier Molina available Sunday. He left Saturday nights game in the eighth inning for pinch-hitter Matt Adams with a right hand contusion after getting hit with a foul tip.Second baseman Matt Carpenter also departed Saturday nights game early as part of a double-switch following the fifth inning. Matheny said that Carpenter didnt look right swinging the bat, and Carpenters status for Sunday isnt knownMatheny did take some solace in his teams comeback from a 7-2 deficit. The Cardinals drew within 7-5 with a two-run eighth inning and had the tying run at the plate before Kolten Wong fanned for the third out.I thought we showed a lot of life in that particular inning, putting the pressure on them, Matheny said of the eighth. We almost put the go-ahead run at the plate.As for the Braves, they at least appear to have improved their offense with the addition of left fielder Matt Kemp last weekend in a trade with San Diego. Kemp swatted his first homer for Atlanta Saturday night, a two-run clout in the ninth.It was the 24th homer of the year for Kemp, who when added to Freeman and red-hot center fielder Ender Inciarte (17-game hitting streak) gives the Braves something to build around.I think that first homer could give Matt a little bit of confidence, Snitker said. Im sure he was pressing a bit with a new team. Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '  
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OXON HILL, Md. Tomas Satoransky Jersey . -- On the day he was put in charge of baseball in 1992, Bud Selig said his new job was hopefully relatively short term.But if youre asking me what relatively short term means, obviously this morning I dont know, he said.Maintaining power for more than 22 years, Selig oversaw a revolution in baseball that included interleague play, the expansion of the playoffs from four teams to eight and then 10, dividing each league into three divisions with wild cards, instituting video review to aid umpires, revenue sharing to help small-market teams and 20 new big league ballparks.He also presided over the first cancellation of the World Series in 90 years, an attempt to use replacement players for striking big leaguers and the unchecked rise and later crackdown on illegal steroids. He was head of baseballs labor policy when owners were found to have conspired against free agents.Seligs imprint was recognized Sunday when the 82-year-old was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Todays Game Era Committee.We were a sport resistant to change, he said. I believe in those years as commissioner, thats the most change in baseball history.Selig became the fifth of the 10 commissioners voted to the Hall, joining Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44), Happy Chandler (1945-51), Ford Frick (1951-65) and Bowie Kuhn (1969-84). Every commissioner who has served at least five years is in Cooperstown.Im happy for him. I think its deserved, said Fay Vincent, the commissioner Selig helped force out. I think that after 94, Bud really got the point very clearly. I think Bud realized in 94 there was no point in trying to test the union anymore.Selig headed the group that purchased the Seattle Pilots in bankruptcy court in 1970 and moved the team to Milwaukee. A protege of Detroit owner John Fetzer, he became chairman of the owners Player Relations Committee in early 1980s and directed strategy at a time owners were found to have colluded against players during three offseasons, leading teams to pay players a $280 million settlement.Assisted by Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, Selig was appointed to the newly created position of chairman of baseballs executive council two days after Vincents resignation.Even I didnt understand the dimension of the problems we that we faced at that time, Selig said.He repeatedly said he never would become commissioner, but he blocked Texas Rangers owner George W. Bush from taking the job, leading Bush to run for governor of Texas and later president.After presiding over the strike and labor talks that led to an agreement in 1997, Selig finally was elected commissioner in July 1998 and accepted new contracts in 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He announced in September 2013 that he would retire in January 2015.Revenue rose from about $1.7 billion in 1992 to just under $9 billion in his final season.Bud will go down in history as the No. 1 commissioner that has served baseball, and without question, Peter Ueberroth, baseballs commissioner in the late 1980s, said as Seligs retirement approached.Selig repeatedly said baseball had been stuck with economic rules designed when it was small business in the early-to-mid 20th century.We were living in a system that was archaic, hadnt been changed since what I call the Ebbets Field-Polo Grounds days, he said. There are a lot of small-market clubs that would tell you today they wouldnt be in business.While attendance boomed until the Great Recession and many teams helped start regional television networks, national TV ratings declined for baseball along with most other programming. Losing the 1994 World Series to a 7 1/2-month players strike and widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs before the start of testing with penalties in 2004 were low-points in his tenure.Yes, it was terribly painful, broke my heart, he said of losing the Series. But it served I think as a great lesson, and we took it.Baseballs labor deal announced Wednesday runs through 2021, ensuring 26 years of labor peace since the last strike.Steroids use increased through the 1990s, culminating in offense records that broke the season home run mark of Roger Maris and the career standard of Hank Aaron. Many of the hitters later were found to have used performance-enhancing drugs to build muscle.Steroids were not a baseball problem. Steroids are a societal problem, Selig said. For from a sport that never had a testing program, we came a long ways. John Wall Jersey Cheap NBA Jerseys . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. http://www.cheapwizardsjerseys.com/ . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. UCLA was the pick of the Pac-12 media to win the conferences South division.But the Bruins are 1/3 in the league for the first time in coach Jim Moras five seasons, and they will be trying to salvage any long-shot conference hopes when they play host to No. 19 Utah at the Rose Bowl on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.The Utes (6-1, 3-1) are tied with upstart Colorado atop the South standings, with USC only a half-game behind.We have some tough games ahead of us looking us in the face, said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham.As of early in the week, it was unknown if UCLA (3-4) would have quarterback Josh Rosen available Saturday. Mora said he was very, very hopeful Rosen would be able to play after missing last weeks 27-21 loss at Washington State because of shoulder/leg injuries.Former walk-on Mike Fafaul completed 24 for 40 for 258 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions, against the Cougars. The bigger issue for the Bruins is that they rushed for just 43 yards, which has become something of a trend.UCLA is the third-worst rushing team in the country, averaging 91.1 yards per game. The Bruins have rushed 48 times for 42 yards in the past two games. Bad news for them: Utah is stout against the run, allowing 130.1 yards per game on the ground.The talent at running back -- Nate Starks, Soso Jamabo and Bolu Olorunfunmi -- is not the problem.Mora is promising changes to scheme, not necessarily personnel.When you cant run the ball its tough to do anything consistent on offense, he said.We have looked at it very, very carefully. We think weve identified some things that we can do that can help us have more success running the football, which hopefully will help us throw the ball more effectively. Hopefully, itll help us give the defense better field position, increase our time of possession ... do those types of things that can give us a better chance of winning.Mora said the offense would be implementing different kinds of things in the run game, but that he didnt want to talk about them.Utah has had its own issues in the run game because of injuries.The situation was so dire last week that the team coaxed running back Joe Williams back onto the team. He had retired because of injuries after the second game of the season, but he rushed 34 times for 179 yards as the Utes won 19-14 in wet and blustery conditions at Oregon State on Saturday. Jason Smith Jersey. I made the decision more for the team than myself -- just put it all on the line for them, Williams said Monday.Utah rushing leader Armand Shyne is out for the rest of the season, but freshman Zack Moss might be back this week from an undisclosed injury and freshman Devontae Henry-Cole has been taken out of a planned redshirt season.More injury news for the Utes: Safety Marcus Williams and linebacker Sunia Tauteoli left last weeks game with undisclosed injuries and were not on Mondays depth chart. Whittingham, always tight-lipped about injuries, only said that the injuries were not season-ending.The Utes rely more on efficiency than explosiveness on offense. They rank No. 79 nationally in scoring (26.7 points per game) and No. 61 in total offense (417.9 yards per game). Quarterback Troy Williams is completing just 56.6 percent of his passes, but he has not thrown an interception in the last four games, a span of 119 passes.Leading wide receiver Tim Patrick, who has caught five of Williams seven touchdown passes, missed the Arizona game two weeks ago and played sparingly last week because of an unspecified injury.UCLAs strength is its defense. The Bruins have not allowed an opponent to reach 400 yards in six consecutive games, the first time that has happened since 2010. Only one opponent all season has completed better than 53 percent of its passes against UCLA; that was Washington State at 58 percent.They have a lot of speed, a lot of athleticism, Whittingham said of UCLA. Our guys cant be fooled by the record because theyre a good football team and have a lot of good players.With no clear-cut leader in the South, its not out of the question that the Bruins could get themselves into a tie for first by the end of the season. 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JERSEY CITY, N. Jonathan Marchessault Stanley Cup Jersey .J. -- Quadir Welton scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-12 shooting, Trevis Wyche added 16 points and Saint Peters beat Boston University 80-67 on Monday night.Antwon Potley had 12 points -- all on 3s -- and Chazz Patterson scored 11 for St. Peters.Patterson hit two 3-pointers and Wyche added a third to make it 30-19 with 7:04 left in the half and St. Peters (3-2) led the rest of the way. The Terriers twice pulled within three in the second half before a 16-4 run -- during which Wyche made 6-of-6 free throws and scored 10 points -- gave the Peacocks a 16-point lead with 2:50 to play.Kyle Foreman led BU (4-2) with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting.St. Peters made 9 of 21 from 3-point range, committed just 10 turnovers and converted 18 Terriers turnovers into 23 points.BU made 5 of 23 (22.7 percent) from behind the arc and just 8 of 14 (57.1 percent) free throws. Luca Sbisa Stanley Cup Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Malcolm Subban Stanley Cup Jersey . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. http://www.cheapgoldenknightsjerseys.us/ . The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country. CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Freshman Jacob Calloway scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Christian Musoko scored 17 points and Southern Utah routed Life Pacific College 101-56 on Saturday night.Randy Onwuasors layup broke an 8-all tie and the Thunderbirds outscored the Warriors 35-5 over the next three minutes for a 45-13 lead. Race Parsons hit Southern Utahs fifth 3-pointer of the half and the Thunderbirds led 56-21 at halftime after shooting 58 percent from the floor and 55.6 percent from long distance.John Marshall made a free thhrow with 7:52 left in the second half and the Thunderbirds led by 37 points and won going away. Nate Schmidt Stanley Cup Jersey. Onwuasor, Ivan Madunic and Decardo Day scored 13 apiece.All nine Thunderbirds who played scored at least two points and Southern Utah finished shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and 88.5 percent from the foul line.Edgardo Campos led NCCAA-member Life Pacific with 12 points. Ramez Michail had 11. Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '  
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Pascal Siakam Jersey . -- Adam Gases shirt remained dry following his first victory as a head coach because he was hot under the collar.The Miami Dolphins coach was in no mood to celebrate after his team eked out an unsightly 30-24 win Sunday against the woebegone Cleveland Browns. When Jay Ajayi scored the winning touchdown on an 11-yard run with 8:26 left in overtime, Gases players knew better than to give their new coach a celebratory sports drink bath.We come out here in our first game at home to showcase to our own fans what were all about, and offensively were out there flopping around, said Gase, who called the plays. It irritated me a little bit. It still does.The game was the only one in the NFL between 0-2 teams, and looked it. The Dolphins won because Browns kicker Cody Parkey -- signed Saturday as an injury replacement -- missed three field goal attempts, including a 46-yarder on the final play of regulation.Its a terrible way to win, Miami defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said. But well take it for sure.Here are things to know as both teams try to rebound from a ragged afternoon:SPUTTERING DOLPHINSThe game marked the regular-season unveiling of the Dolphins renovated stadium and drew a sellout crowd of 65,176. But the home teams performance had fans fleeing in the fourth quarter.Were too up and down on offense, Gase said. Im going to get that fixed fast.Hell have to hustle -- Miami plays again Thursday at Cincinnati (1-2).We have our hands full, quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. Were three games in -- too far in to have the kind of mistakes were having.Tannehill threw for 319 yards and three scores, but none of Miamis four running backs was able to spark a ground game that has been awful so far this year. Gase also benched right tackle JaWuan James in the fourth quarter.Tannehill is the leading rusher for the season with 54 yards.JACKSONS DECISIONBrowns first-year coach Hue Jackson won the toss to start overtime and decided to kick off, a decision his counterpart understood.The way we were playing offensively, it was probably a good idea, Gase said.Miami players were miffed, however.Very disrespectful, receiver Jarvis Landry said.It was dumb, defensive end Jason Jones said. You always take the ball. They made their decision, and we won.The decision looked wise when the Dolphins were quickly forced to punt. But Cleveland backpedaled to a fourth-and-24 before punting, giving the Dolphins a short field that led to the winning score.Jackson said he made the coin-toss decision after some consideration.I thought our defense was playing hot, Jackson said. I thought it was the right strategy. We just got pinned back there.NEWCOMER MISFIRESParkey signed after kicker Patrick Murray hurt his knee in a walkthrough Friday, and the Browns newcomer arrived in Miami without taking a single kick with the team.He went 3 for 6 on field goals, with all of his misses to the left, including one off the upright. His misfire at the end of regulation spoiled Clevelands bid to overcome an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit.Its my first time kicking with the snap and holder here, Parkey said. Its not an excuse. I have to make every kick regardless.PRYORS PERFORMANCETerrelle Pryor did everything but kick field goals, and maybe he should have done that too.Pryor threw five passes in spot duty at quarterback, caught eight passes, ran for a 3-yard touchdown, and even played safety on the final play of the first half.Thats what I expect from Terrelle, Jackson said.Since the AFL-NFL merger, no player had as many throws, rushes and catches in the same game.Hes a dynamic athlete, Suh said. Whether hes playing quarterback or wide receiver, hes obviously effective.Cody Kessler , the Browns third starting QB this season, went 21 for 33 passes for 244 yards.INJURIESThe Dolphins have a long injury list with little time to heal.Tight end Jordan Cameron, who has a history of concussions, was evaluated for one in the second quarter and didnt return. Center Anthony Steen (ankle) departed in the fourth quarter, forcing third-stringer Kraig Urbik into the game.Linebacker Koa Misi (neck) and Jelani Jenkins (thigh) were also sidelined.Cornerback Tramon Williams (shoulder) was hurt in the fourth quarter, who play Sunday at Washington (1-2).---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve-Wine. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/steven-wine Jonas Valanciunas Jersey . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. 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Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.England travel to the inaugural She Believes Cup in the United States next month aiming to prove their historic Women’s World Cup campaign was no fluke, says star forward Eni Aluko. England face European rivals Germany and France after a clash against host nation and world champions on March 3 at the Raymond James Stadium, home of NFL team Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The Lionesses captured the hearts of the nation with their run to the semi-finals at Canada 2015, which ended with an extra-time win over Germany as they came home with Womens World Cup bronze. That made Mark Sampsons side the most successful senior England team ever to have played tournament football overseas and Chelsea forward Aluko is keen for the Lionesses to build on that momentum going forward.It was just so special for everyone involved, Aluko told Sky Sports at the 2016 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, hosted by Sporting Equals. To be part of history like that is incredible. That was bigger than just winning a football match. England celebrate their Womens World Cup wiin over Germany There will always be that pressure on us now that we are bronze medallists and the best team in Europe at the moment. Cheap Raptors Jerseys. That comes with pressure, but we just need to make sure we keep performing and keep trying to win football matches to prove that it wasnt a fluke. 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RALEIGH, N. Donne|Uomo Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra Nere/Sette Colori 898015-002 .C. -- A receiver rushed for a touchdown. A running back threw for a score. Boston College tried anything and everything to finally end its long ACC losing streak.It worked.Running back Davon Jones threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Sweeney on a trick play with 4:43 left, and BC earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory since 2014 by beating North Carolina State 21-14 on Saturday.Coach Steve Addazio said he told them (at halftime) on both sides of the ball, were going after them with everything weve got.Weve all got each others back, he added. Lets just let it hang out. Lets roll. Were rolling. ... We went on the offensive and rolled it out there.Receiver Jeff Smith rushed 60 yards for a touchdown for BCs first touchdown and Patrick Towles was 18 of 33 for 204 yards to help the Eagles (4-4, 1-4) snap a 12-game league losing streak and win a conference game for the first time since defeating Syracuse 23 months ago.I know its one game ... but we took a step, Addazio said. An important step.Whats statistically the worst offense in the ACC outgained N.C. State 386-338, held a 168-31 advantage in yards rushing and used some trickery to take the lead for good.Towles took a shotgun snap and handed off to Jones, who headed toward the right side before stopping and tossing to Sweeney. Towles then hit Sweeney for the 2-point conversion that made it a seven-point game.The Wolfpack had a first-and-goal at the BC 2 before Kamrin Moore picked off Ryan Finleys fade pass to Stephen Louis in the end zone with 1:35 to play and the Eagles ran out the clock.Finley finished with a career-best 307 yards passing with two touchdowns -- a 79-yard catch-and-run to BraLon Cherry, and a 23-yard score to Kelvin Harmon -- but threw two interceptions for N.C. State (4-4, 1-3), which has lost three straight.There were plays that we could have made but didnt. There were calls that we could have done better and didnt, Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren said.THE TAKEAWAYBoston College: The streak is over. The Eagles kept finding ways to lose conference games, following up last years 0-for-the-ACC with four league losses this year -- two by blowout, two much closer. This was unquestionably a step forward for a program trying to claw back to relevance in a top-heavy division.Addazio said of the effects of losing on his young team: Its been a haul on them. But itll make us stronger.N.C. State: Theres no sugarcoating this one for the Wolfpack, who looked nothing like the team that came within a missed field goal of upsetting No. 3 Clemson. Instead it felt like a carryover from a 54-13 loss at No. 5 Louisville.Were just letting that (Clemson) game haunt us, defensive end Bradley Chubb said. Everybodys still thinking in the past, not trying to move forward, and weve just got to move forward.We cant let that one game keep beating us, Chubb added. Once we get past that one game, the skys the limit.So now N.C. State will have to pull at least one significant upset to earn bowl eligibility. The Wolfpack still must face No. 12 Florida State, No. 21 North Carolina and a Miami team that earlier this month was in the top 10.KEY STATThe Wolfpack cant be happy about its complete inability to get the ball to its best player. Jaylen Samuels had one catch for eight yards and was targeted just three times.ANOTHER KEY STATN.C. State couldnt get anything going on the ground, finishing with 31 yards rushing a week after setting a season low with 14 yards on the ground against the Cardinals. The Wolfpack didnt crack positive rushing yards in this one until there were about 6 minutes left in the third quarter.UP NEXTBoston College: Plays host to No. 5 Louisville on Saturday.N.C. State: Gets its last chance to knock off a ranked Atlantic Division opponent Saturday when No. 12 Florida State visits.---Follow Joedy McCreary at http://twitter.com/joedyap. 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Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was only one play in a game unfolding as a track meet, and it changed the game entirely.Jordan Whitehead, deep in coverage as Virginia was trying to push the issue and sneak in more points before halftime, stepped in front of Kurt Benkerts pass at the Panthers 41 and never stopped running until Pittsburgh took a 35-28 lead over Virginia into halftime.It was gigantic. It was gigantic, Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said after the Panthers won 45-31 Saturday. Weve been waiting for one of those picks in that coverage and we finally got one. ... Tremendous football play by him and then he finds a way to get it in the end zone.The play capped a wild half that saw the teams combine for three touchdowns in one span of 63 seconds on a 44-yard scoring run by Virginias Taquan Mizzell, a 93-yard kickoff return by Quadree Henderson and Benkerts 74-yard strike to Olamide Zaccheaus.But it left Cavaliers offensive coordinator Robert Anae accepting the blame for getting greedy in the final 33 seconds of the half.The drive began with 12-yard run by Mizzell to move the ball to the Cavaliers 44. After a spike to stop the clock, Virginia had a receiver wide open on the next play, but Benkert was scrambling, so Anae called the exact same play, hoping the same opportunity would develop.It completely backfired on us, Anae said. That was my fault all the way. I blew the call and put our quarterback in a bad situation.James Conner ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns and Pittsburgh shut Virginia down in the second half.The Panthers (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) held the Cavaliers without a completion in a scoreless third quarter, outgaining them 80-15, and limited them to 108 yards and a 36-yard field goal by Sam Hayward with 2:04 remaining. It was Haywards first career 3-pointer.Virginia (2-4, 1-1) had its two-game winning streak end.Nathan Peterman threw ttwo touchdown passes for Panthers, the last on a shovel pass to George Aston making it 42-28 with 9:47 left. Vapormax Plus Arancioni. THE TAKEAWAYPittsburgh: The Panthers have scored at least 36 points in six consecutive games, a program record, so offense isnt a problem. Their run defense is statistically solid, but might be artificially so because its pass defense is spotty. Kurt Benkert thrived in the first half, when Pitt had no sacks, but the Cavaliers quarterback seemed rattled after the Panthers sacked him three times in four plays early after halftime.Virginia: The Cavaliers have the capacity to play well for long stretches, but adversity still presents them with challenges that coach Bronco Mendenhall attributes to a history of more failure than success. The adversity against Pitt came in two stages -- Whiteheads interception return touchdown, and when the Panthers came out firing on defense and applied pressure Benkert hadnt seen before halftime.TWO-WAY GUYS:Whitehead isnt Pittsburghs only two-way player anymore.The safety, who also carried the ball three times for 28 yards, was joined in that versatility by Conner, who took a few snaps at defensive end.Weve been kind of working that in and as you guys know, he was recruited as a defensive lineman, Narduzzi said. ... James is a super football player. I was happy he got a hurry on the quarterback and well have a little bit more of that.UP NEXT:Pittsburgh: The Panthers have a bye next weekend, and will then play Virginia Tech at Heinz Field on Thursday night, Oct. 27.Virginia: The Cavaliers continue their three-game homestand by taking on longtime rival North Carolina.---Online: The APs college football page: http://collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Hank on Twitter: www.twitter.com/hankkurzjr Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '  
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LINCOLN, Neb. Glenn Robinson Jersey . -- Five years ago, Nebraska coaches finalized a recruiting class that featured the likes of quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., who seems to be setting career records weekly, and prolific receiver Jordan Westerkamp.As a footnote to the 2012 class, the Cornhuskers announced the addition of 18 walk-ons, a group that grew in the offseason to include 10 players who earned scholarships. Defensive end Ross Dzuris, tight end Trey Foster, quarterback Ryker Fyfe, running back Graham Nabity, receiver Brandon Reilly, linebacker Brad Simpson and center Dylan Utter remain as fifth-year seniors, contributing to a team with a chance to win 11 games for the first time at Nebraska in 15 years.Gone from the collection of former walk-ons are Andy Janovich, a rookie fullback with the Denver Broncos, receiver Lane Hovey and All-Big Ten punter Sam Foltz, who died July 23 in an auto accident after attending a kicking camp in Wisconsin.The image of Foltz shines brightly in the minds of his former teammates this week.Together, they extended a meaningful legacy as perhaps the most accomplished class of walk-ons at a school rich in walk-on tradition.When the No. 18 Huskers host Maryland on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the seven seniors and Foltz will be honored before the home crowd as their stories -- touched by triumph and tragedy -- near a close in Lincoln.Heres a look at the highs and lows of the journey, as told by those who experienced it:An unreal feelingArmstrong, Westerkamp, Foster and linebacker Josh Banderas visited Chicago on the fourth weekend of July this year to attend the wedding of Westerkamps cousin. After the ceremony, all but Foster were set to stay in the city for Big Ten media days. But after Banderas took an early call from coach Mike Riley on July 24, they all came home to mourn Foltz. Word of the accident quickly spread that morning through other calls and by text messages to stunned teammates.Brandon Reilly: I got the text from Zack Darlington and didnt believe it was real. I turned my phone off, then turned it back on. I just thought there was no way it could be true.Dylan Utter: Brandon Reilly called me. It was an unreal feeling.Brad Simpson: I got a call from Dylan Utter. He said Foltz was in a car accident and it sounded pretty bad. There was a pause. We were both like, Is this real?Graham Nabity: I got a text from a teammate, Ty Bekta, who said something about praying for the family and for Sam -- that he had passed away. To me, it wasnt actually Sam. I had to read it a couple times, but I didnt have any emotion. I didnt know what to think. I had no idea how to respond. I was in shock.Andy Janovich: I was in disbelief.Trey Foster: I didnt know what to do, but we all knew we had to get back to Lincoln.Early signs of successFrom the impromptu prayer vigil outside Memorial Stadium hours after Foltzs death, rewind 49 months to June 2012, the unofficial moment of launch for this walk-on class. All but Hovey, from Iowa, played at Nebraska high schools. They converged for two weeks of practice before the Shrine Bowl, an annual prep all-star game in Lincoln. Immediately, the future Huskers noticed Janovich, rock solid at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds. Turns out, they were on to something. He skipped a redshirt season. Two months ago, Janovich ran for a 28-yard touchdown on his first NFL rushing attempt.Brad Simpson: We all wanted to be Janovich. He basically motivated our whole class to play.Trey Foster: I showed up for the initial meeting, saw Janovich and remember thinking, Wait, this guy couldnt get a scholarship? I have no chance at Nebraska.Andy Janovich: I dont think its right to say I was a big motivating factor. I wouldnt say I set the bar by any means. The other guys knew what they wanted to accomplish. Whether I got a scholarship or not, that wasnt going to determine anything for those guys.Ross Dzuris: We realized about the third practice that a lot of guys in this group were pretty special.Brandon Reilly: The day after the Shrine Bowl, most of us enrolled in class. And I think early on in summer workouts, we all knew that our walk-on class might be different.Graham Nabity: We knew we could compete with anybody. Through the trenches of training in the offseason, in my opinion, it was really the walk-ons who pushed everyone through. We were willing to lead this team even if nobody knew our names.Ryker Fyfe: Me and Foltz (a former Grand Island High School teammate) figured we could hang with these guys. We went out right away on the scout team and played with something to prove. I was a quarterback, and he played receiver. And he was good, a 4.4 guy. Mainly, he just ran past people.Trey Foster: Youve got to realize, Foltz didnt come here to punt. He was a guy who was going to play safety or wide receiver and, without a doubt, he was one of the most athletic guys on the team. In the spring after our first year, Coach [Bo Pelini] talked to Sam and asked him to punt a couple balls.Ross Dzuris: Thats when you realized he was going to start the next year, and there really wasnt any question about it. I was like, Wow, thats an NFL punter on our team.Trey Foster: And like that, he was done playing wide receiver.Sharing the joyJanovich, as expected, got his scholarship first -- in camp before the 2013 season. Reilly and Foltz came next in the summer of 2014, followed by Fyfe in August of that year. New coach Mike Riley delivered the news to Foster, Hovey, Dzuris and Utter in August 2015. Nabity received a scholarship last spring, and Simpson got his three months ago in addition to Logan Rath, another 2012 Shrine Bowl vet who transferred to Nebraska after one season at South Dakota State. Each time, the whole group shared in the joy.Brad Simpson: I had been waiting for those words since I got here. As soon as I told my parents, my mom started crying.Brandon Reilly: We always wondered which one of our guys was next. And so down the line, as they started coming, it was a great experience.Ross Dzuris: Some teams will make a big deal out of it, but here at Nebraska, were a lot more subtle. Its somewhat expected.Trey Foster: Every single time one of us got put on scholarship, a month would pass and wed all start joking around, telling that guy that hed changed and forgotten where he came from. But Foltz was the main guy to make sure you knew he remembered what it was like to not have school paid for -- to have to figure out student loans and finances with your parents.Walk-on visionEarly in the careers of the 2012 walk-ons, Foltz initiated a ritual. It might happen at practice or in the weight room or in a game. At any moment that required, he would make rings with his fingers and press them over his eyes.Brandon Reilly: We joked about how we always had to keep the walk-on vision. We joked about it, but it was true. Youve got to have that chip on your shoulder. We all had the mindset that we werent good enough coming out of high school, so we had to continue to prove ourselves.Mike Riley: What I have found [in walk-ons], most all of them really, really work hard to achieve their dream. These guys who got scholarships and are playing are great examples to the rest of them of what might occur. They were rewarded for a reason.Graham Nabity: Foltz was the natural guy who took things to the next level. If he ever saw a guy who was slacking off, he would call him out. He didnt care. Sam Foltz was a punter. Since when do punters have that type of leadership role, especially in the weights and the running? They just kick balls. Well, that was definitely not the case with him.Brad Simpson: In our summer workouts, he would lift with the early group, then stay after with the late group and encourage those guys. There was one time where the linebackers had to run stairs because some guys had missed a workout. Foltz ran them with us. It was awesome. Thats just the kind of guy he was.Foltzs senior legacySaturday marks a ceremonial conclusion for this group. Theyll play again next week at Iowa, then at least once more. But for the former walk-ons, every relationship began in the state of Nebraska. Foltzs parents, Gerald and Jill Foltz, have attended each game this fall, traveling on the team plane and eating meals on the road with Sams teammates this month. Nebraska figures to involve its late punter in the Senior Day ceremony. To his walk-on classmates, the presence of Foltz has remained strong, fueling their path to eight wins in 10 games.Brad Simpson: Hes always going to be in my heart. Hes just that special kid. He wasnt like anyone else, just so positive all the time. If anyone needed to talk, he was there, the most down-to-earth guy. He connected with everyone.Trey Foster: It still hurts, but I think it would hurt more if we looked back and didnt feel like we honored him every single week.Ryker Fyfe: Its hard not to feel like hes with us. When Im by myself, its something I think about all the time. Im still trying to get through and hope things get better. I know its never going to be easy. Itll always be there, and Ive definitely felt like hes watching over me. But this is the last game. I should be walking out with Sam.Brandon Reilly: Different guys have different rituals. The specialists carry his jersey. Other guys write No. 27 on their tape. Even the guys who dont, I know its still on their minds. You go through what we did, the bond we had, thats something youll never forget, especially on game day. No one loved game day more than Sam.Mike Riley: Hes one of those guys that set the bar and was a great example and had that great passion and dedicated his sports life to making it here. And he did. And so were always reminded of that. Its part of the identity, not only of Nebraska, but particularly this group.Graham Nabity: We never stopped fighting. We dont ever give up. More than anything, thats the legacy of Sam Foltz. Thon Maker Jersey . Calgary scored on the first shift, and Michael Cammalleri scored twice as the Flames cruised to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Eric Bledsoe Jersey . 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But because of what Zerboni and her Western New York Flash teammates did in Portland a week ago, eliminating the NWSL regular-season champion from the playoffs on its own field, the vows will have to wait.No professional womens soccer league in the United States has crowned a fourth champion, bookkeeping that will change when the Flash face the Washington Spirit on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. With 29-year-old Zerboni as but one example, the league has two finalists that embody persistence.I think the longer you play the more sacrifices youre making, the more things you miss out on, Zerboni said. The more it becomes a bear to find that spark, to find that inspiration to keep doing what youre doing. My biggest quality that I possess is that I want to do this for the sake of the sport, for my nieces, for my daughters to come. To help grow this sport. It takes a lot of commitment and a lot of sacrifice, especially when youre older and you want to settle down.It is fair to say neither the Flash nor the Spirit arrived here solely on the coattails of superstars.While the game will be played in the stadium she calls home during the NWSL season, Carli Lloyd wont be on the field. Nor will Alex Morgan or Christine Sinclair. Only three players who were part of the U.S. Olympic roster will participate in Sundays game, and one of those was an alternate. Only one player, Washingtons Ali Krieger, was part of the U.S. World Cup title last year (although it is worth noting that four Canadian Olympic bronze medalists are in Houston this weekend).The biggest star present is likely Washingtons Crystal Dunn, whose stock took off when, left off the U.S. World Cup roster, she instead used 2015 to dominate the NWSL.All of that might not be ideal for advertisers, but it is a strong advertisement for a league that is still very much a work in progress.The two teams in the final were center stage for two of the leagues most ignominious moments this season. Western New York hosted a game played on a makeshift field so narrow as to reduce the game to little more than a farce, drawing widespread criticism from players and eventually an apology from commissioner Jeff Plush. In September, Washington clumsily, and without league consultation, played the national anthem with no players on the field in advance of a game against Seattle, lest Megan Rapinoe kneel in protest.But the same teams are here as proof that the product, packaging mishaps aside, is sound.Both finalists were question marks when the season began. The Spirit were a playoff team in each of the past two seasons -- in each case slipping in as the last of four seeds -- under the direction of Mark Parsons. When Parsons left to replace Paul Riley in Portland, it was difficult to read the move as anything other than a tacit acknowledgement of Washingtons ceiling, the equivalent of a college coach trading a successful mid-major for a power conference fixer-upper.Yet under Jim Gabarra, coaching a Washington team for the third time in as many pro leagues, the Spirit matched the Thorns for the most wins and had the regular-season title within grasp.There was a huge adjustment process, Spirt midfielder Christine Nairn said. Last year we just kind of wanted to possess, and sometimes over-possess. Whereas everything this year, wwere doing it with purpose. Wholesale Bucks Jerseys. He wants us to always play faster. Jim is always challenging us to play one- and two-touch. Even when were not comfortable taking one and two touches, hes honing that into our heads almost to the point that its second nature. Through all that hardship of turning the ball over in practice or seeing it on film, were peaking at the right time.Roster continuity helped, the coach new but the core familiar. Almost all of Sundays likely starters were around last season. Many go back beyond that, while Tori Huster, Krieger and Diana Matheson have been regular minute recipients in each of the teams four NWSL seasons. Look around the league and there arent a whole lot of players like Huster, a four-year starter who lives the low-paying, low-security year-to-year existence of a non-allocated player.Shes a ball winner, Dunn said of the holding midfielder. She hunts the ball down. She just works hard, and thats basically what this team is made up of is players that are hard working. Thats not easy to come by. You have a couple of players on a team that are usually like, Im going to grind through, but three people cant make up for 11 players. Whats unique about this team is basically the whole team grinds and works hard.Western New York has plenty of potential star power, from Olympic alternate Sam Mewis to newly crowned league MVP Lynn Williams, who it was also announced Thursday will join the U.S. national team for its training camp and pair of games later this month against Switzerland. It also has Jessica McDonald, who at 28 years old has the curious combination of claims to fame of having played for more teams than the league has played seasons (five teams in four seasons) while also scoring more league goals (31) than any player but Seattles Kim Little.Williams, who furthered her rising star with two overtime goals in the semifinal, and McDonald give the Flash a front line that spearheads an aggressive high-pressure style. And in McDonald, Williams has a willing and able mentor, just as Mewis does in veteran midfielders like Zerboni and Abby Erceg.I am a mom, and Im a wife, so you can only live so long off of this salary, McDonald said. But it has been an incredible adventure overall because this league has to start somewhere. Its just to help build this league, not just financially but add on more teams, and for this league to continue in the future for little girls who want to play. So Im OK with right now and just trying to continue to create some type of history.And hopefully crush some more records, as well.Like McDonald and Huster, Zerboni knows a landscape without a professional league. She won a WPS title in 2011, the high point of her soccer life soon followed by the nadir when the league collapsed. Yet here she is, the twists and turns of pro sports bringing her back to the Flash (and fiancé Scott Vallow, an assistant coach for Western New York) after beginning this season with Boston.When that was taken away from me, it just kind of opened up this feeling that I would never want someone to feel the way that I did, Zerboni said of the WPS. The women that I played with didnt deserve it. ... Something like that was very devastating to all of us. From then on, I think it sparked a fire inside of me that I will do everything I can to make this work.So even a wedding can wait. For the Flash and Spirit, there is a soccer game to play. Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '  
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LIMOGES, France -- After Mark Cavendish won his second stage in this Tour de France on Monday, his Dimension Data team head sports director, Rolf Aldag, had a question for those who still doubted the British sprinter. Matt Duffy Jersey .I am wondering what they say today -- How lucky he got, or if they just respect he is the best sprinter here, Aldag told ESPN in Angers after Cavendish took his 28th career Tour stage victory to match the second-best mark of French legend Bernard Hinault and move within six stages of the all-time best from Belgian superstar Eddy Merckx (34).Lets face it. No matter how abrasive Cavendishs personality can be and offend, for a sprinter to be alongside or close to two five-time Tour winners is special.Before racing resumed Tuesday with Stage 4 (237.5km from Saumur to Limoges), talk throughout the Tour entourage was of respect and admiration for Cavendish.Tour race director Christian Prudhomme lauded the 31-year-old Isle of Man rider. [He is] the best sprinter in the history of the Tour, and not only because he has 28 wins, Prudhomme said. What struck me is that he loves the Tour. He has such a respect for the Tour, for the yellow jersey.Like many riders, Simon Gerrans (Orica-BikeExchange) concurred on a day in which he was named to Australias Olympic road race team for next months Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Its really impressive what he has done so far in this Tour de France, Gerrans told ESPN. To be honest, you sort of look at Cavs history in the Tour. He was really dominating there a few years ago. Then, the last couple of years, he dropped off a little bit. I think a lot of people, myself included, kind of wrote Cav off and said his best years were behind him. But he is proving everyone wrong in this Tour de France. Its great for him.A major discussion point in the Cavendish story has been how he has split his season to accommodate his ambitions for the road and track, the latter in which he has been picked on Team GB for the Olympics to race the omnium and as fifth rider for the team pursuit.Whatever happens, Cavendishs Tour is already a success; but no one, especially Cavendish, expects him to settle for two stage wins, one day in the yellow and a couple in green.Its Mark Cavendish. Everyone expects him to win every race he starts, said Australian Mark Renshaw, Cavendishs key lead-out rider on the bunch sprints for the Etixx-QuickStep team. I think he had a pretty relaxed run in with the track preparation. He has great speed, so when he gets the fire in his belly, thats probably when he is at his best.Cavendishs change of teams to Dimension Data, which races for the Qhubeka charity in South Africa and uses bikes to give people access to work and education, might have given him a new lease on life. Cavendish said as much after his stage win Monday.And many people are still intrigued with how Cavendish will back up for the Olympics -- from the physical demands of the Tour, and with how his legs will transition back to racing on the track.With 14 days between the Tour finish on July 24 and the omnium event, time will be vital.When asked, Gerrans, who does not have a track background, said: Ive got no idea. But added with his trademark smile: For sure, Ill be watching ... like every other cycling fan.Hinault, one of the five-time winners of the Tour whose last win in 1985 remains the last Frenchman to win the Tour, believes there are no boundaries for Cavendish.When you are in good form and good in your head, a lot of things can happen, said Hinault, who did not hide how impressed he has been by Cavendishs stage winning spree in the Tour. Its good what he has done. I hope he has more than us. Thats the goal.Along with Cavendish achieving his dream of winning an Olympic medal, something he has twice missed out - on the track at the 2008 Beijing Games, in which he raced with Bradley Wiggins, and in 2012 at London, where he was one of the favourites to win the road race.Pressed on the odds of Cavendish passing Merckxs tally, Hinault said: Why not? He has 28. Eddy Merckx has 34. He will need six and he is not old. He still has the possibility, I think.Asked how Cavendish, at his age, will maintain his winning edge in mind as much as in his body, Hinault said: It has already been up to him, but also the team that he has around him, his team that keeps him up near the front. He is well-protected. He is also a warrior.But Hinault was surprised to hear that Cavendish said he never thought his name would be mentioned in Tour history alongside the Frenchman or Merckx. Why would he not think of that? Hinault said. Its a goal in a career to say, I am capable of going out in search of this trophy ... Even if it is not a trophy, because finally they are victories that accumulate one after the other. That is the most beautiful of all about it.So does Hinault expect that Cavendish, who also won the green points jersey in 2011, will go on to finish his 10th start in the Tour? He has already done it, said Hinault, smiling. I dont know why he wouldnt this year [laughing] ... perhaps to win another green jersey.Malcolm Elliott, a former British sprinter who raced the Tour in 1987 and 1988, has followed Cavendish since the beginning, and has been excited by the riders turn-about of form.It was very much an unknown coming into this race and even this season, just how he was going to be [after being] focused on the track so much for the Games, Elliott told ESPN. The track work he has done is obviously working.But Elliott, a 1980 and 1996 Olympian in the road race and three-time Vuelta a Espa?a stage winner, is unsure if Cavendishs road work at the Tour will help on the track at Rio.He is doing a very specialised event that I dont profess to know everything about, Elliott said. If he does ride to the end, he will have terrific form for the road, but whether that is going to translate enough into the specialised attributes he needs for the omnium ... thats the whole of the story that I really couldnt answer. Yes, he will have recovered, but will he have been able to do the fine-tuning needed for the omnium in that time, as well?Its going to be a tough one to juggle really and it may mean him going home [from the Tour]. He probably doesnt know himself - maybe he does, maybe he doesnt. When we get toward the end of the race as things play out, it will become obvious which way it will go. Sergio Romo Jersey . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Cheap Rays Jerseys China . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. http://www.cheapraysjerseys.com/ . 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GREEN BAY, Wis. Paul Kariya Jersey . -- As coach Mike McCarthy excused his players late Monday afternoon for the start of their bye week, sentiments about having the break so soon on their schedule were mixed.The passing game appears to be on better footing after a big first half by Aaron Rodgers and his receivers in the 34-27 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. So disrupting that momentum after two shaky outings to start the season wasnt desired.But Green Bays pass defense might need some work, so the long layoff after only three games could be in the Packers favor.Especially when injuries to several key players left the defense short-handed against the Lions.Initially, nobody really cares for an early bye, defensive tackle Mike Daniels said. But with all of the injuries that we have, its definitely good to have right now.McCarthy agreed the teams earliest bye week since 2013 -- not long ago, of course -- when the Packers also took a week off after just three games, comes at a good timeIts early, its different, but I think its obvious we need it, McCarthy said Monday.Players quickly entered and exited the locker room after McCarthy wrapped up a team meeting. He said the team wont be back together until next Monday, when Green Bay starts to prepare for a Sunday night matchup Oct. 9 against the New York Giants at Lambeau Field.They just need to travel safe and spend the time with their loved ones and take care of themselves and be smart, be safe, McCarthy said.And when the players return for what will be a long haul of playing 13 straight weeks until New Years Day to end the regular season, McCarthy is hopeful his team will be close to full strength again.The defense played without four injured starters Sunday.Linebacker Clay Matthews (ankle/hamstring) and safety Morgan Burnett (groin) were injured in the Week 2 loss at unbeaten NFC North leader Minnesota. Veteran nose tackle Letroy Guion went out with a knee injury early in that game and is sidelined indefinitely.Cornerback Sam Shields has been out since suffering a concussion in the season-opening win at Jacksonville.Versatile defensive end/linebacker Datone Jones also was out Sunday with a knee injury, though he felt he could have played.I just think, overall, it helps our team just get back healthy, Jones said about the bye week.The extensive injury list forced the Packers to play eight rookies on defense against the Lions, who stormed back from a 31-3 deficit to get within seven points in the final minutes.Kenny Clark, the teams first-round draft pick, started his first game as Guions replacement, and helped Green Bay maintain its No. 1 ranking in the NFL for run defense.The Packers held Detroit, which played without injured running back Ameer Abdullah, to 50 rushing yards. Green Bay has allowed an average of 42.7 yards on the ground after three games, far ahead of No. 2-ranked Philadelphias average of 71 yards.Thats an encouraging start for a run defense that Daniels, the fifth-year anchor of the line, remembers as being horrible and embarrassing the last few seasons.Were playing tough, and guys are flying around to the ball, and were just getting physical with the other team, Daniels said. Its just that freaking simple.The shaky play of the Packers pass defense is cause for concern going into the bye, however. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford exploited Green Bays depleted secondary for 385 passing yards, including a career-high 205 yards and two touchdowns by receiver Marvin Jones Jr.The Packers have allowed an average of 307.3 yards through the air, fifth worst in the league.The back end, theyll get it together, Daniels said. 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It was obvious that something was about to happen, even to the referees because the fourth lines were on to start. SAO PAULO -- Neymar scored his first goal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Saturday, giving Brazil a 2-0 win over Colombia and a spot in the semifinals of the mens soccer tournament.Neymar scored from a free kick in the 12th minute, sending a right-footed shot through the wall and into the lower right corner of the net. Luan added the second in the 83rd at the Arena Corinthians with a shot from outside the area, keeping alive Brazils hopes of winning the soccer gold medal for the first time.The game, a sort of rematch from the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals, was heated from the start, with hard fouls from both teams. The benches cleared just before halftime after a vicious foul committed by Neymar, who lashed out after being harassed by opponents nearly every time he touched the ball.They really came playing hard, but we were able to overcome the pressure, Brazil forward Luan said. We were able to get the early goal and that helped us come away with a great victory.Brazil will next face Honduras, which reached the Olympic semifinals for the first time by defeating South Korea 1-0 at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.In the other semifinal match, 1996 Olympic champion Nigeria will face Germany, which is playing at the Olympic tournament for the first time since 1988 -- when Jurgen Klinsmann was in the squad. Germany routed Portugal 4-0 in Brasilia, while Nigeria beat Denmark 2-0 in Salvador.Neymar, one of the biggest stars at the Rio Games, was provoked just like he was the last two times the South American rivals met at the senior level, including in last years Copa America when Brazil lost 1-0 and the Barcelona striker was sent off. Antoine Vermette Jersey. Two years ago, Neymars World Cup ended after he took a knee to his back late in Brazils 2-1 win over the Colombians. Brazil eventually lost to Germany 7-1 in the semifinals.Upset with the way the Colombians were playing against him, Neymar went in hard against forward Andres Roa, a tackle that earned him a yellow card and ignited a brawl involving both benches.After the altercation was over, Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir called both captains for a chat, and also talked to both coaches.Neymar is experienced and he did well controlling the game, Luan said. But the whole team deserves credit for being able to keep it together and get the victory. Now we have to focus on the next two games to be able to reach our dream.More than 41,000 fans were on hand at the Arena Corinthians, the stadium which opened the World Cup two years ago.Brazil arrived at the Rio Games heavily favored to win the Olympic gold, which is the only significant trophy it hasnt won in soccer. The hosts struggled in scoreless draws against South Africa and Iraq but recovered with a 4-0 win over Denmark to advance to the quarterfinals.Brazil lost the 2012 final to Mexico in London. The five-time world champions also finished second at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Games. The team won the bronze in 1996 and 2008.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni . 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