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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had a simple response when asked about Kevin Durants recent comments lauding the Golden State Warriors for their selfless environment. Wholesale NFL Jerseys China .Thats cute, Westbrook said. Cute.Durant was asked earlier this week why he chose the Warriors during free agency.I feel really grateful to play for a team like that and play with a bunch of players who are selfless and enjoy the game in its purest form, Durant said. They make it about the players, they make it about the environment, so it was really an easy choice.Westbrook, after being read Durants answer verbatim at shootaround on Thursday, was asked whether he felt like it was a shot at him or the Thunder organization.But my job is to worry about whats going on here, Westbrook said. Were going to worry about all the selfish guys we have over here apparently. So were going to figure that out.During the summer, Durant said he and Westbrook were cool. However, at media day, Westbrook disagreed, saying the two havent spoken since Durants departure.Durant has made a number of comments about his new team, many of which have been perceived to be underhanded shots at the Thunder, including saying the Warriors make basketball even more fun than it was.Durant, though, disagreed last week with the idea that hes slamming his former team.That book is closed. Im looking forward now, Durant said. All Im focused on is how we prepare here and how we have fun here every day. Its not a knock on Oklahoma City. Its not a knock on my past teammates. Im looking forward. Im not looking backward.Westbrook was asked Thursday whether its difficult not to take every comment Durant says as a jab at the Thunder.I dont care, Westbrook said. To me, it doesnt matter. My job is to worry about here. Honestly, Im really tired of talking about it. So, anytime anyone asks me another question, Im just not going to answer.The Thunder and Warriors play Nov. 3. NFL Jerseys Authentic China . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. NFL Jerseys Cheap . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. http://www.nflcheapwholesalejerseys.us.com/ . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze has been paying attention to Memphis hot start.The Tigers might have a new coach and new quarterback this season, but Freeze says the 16th-ranked Rebels (2-2) will be tested when Memphis (3-0) comes to town on Saturday night.They put up some crazy numbers offensively and defensively and they are playing very, very good football, Freeze said.Memphis beat Ole Miss last season 37-24 in Memphis, but that was with former coach Justin Fuente, who is now at Virginia Tech, and former quarterback Paxton Lynch, who is now in the NFL.The new-look Memphis program appears just as dangerous.While Ole Miss has had some ups and downs in September, the Tigers havent even been tested. Memphis has won its three games by an average of more than 40 points, including a 77-3 victory over Bowling Green last weekend.Thats made Memphis a tough team to study.I am not sure we have a good sample size, because their games havent been close and they really dont have to show a whole lot, Freeze said. So there are probably some things that we are not seeing.Whats certain is Memphis has the ability to score touchdowns in a hurry under first-year coach Mike Norvell, who was the offensive coordinator at Arizona State before joining the Tigers. Junior quarterback Riley Ferguson has completed 67 percent of his passes for 843 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions this season.I really like this team, Norvell said. I like their attitude, their physicality.Ole Miss will counter with an offense thats averaging 40 points per game. The Rebels built a 45-0 lead last week over then-No. 12 Georgia before settling for the 45-14 victory.Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly said the Memphis defense will provide a challenge.Theyre just all running around, flying to the ball and making plays, Kelly said. NFL Jerseys China. Theyre athletic -- they always have been. Weve just got to make sure we go out and execute.Here are a few other things to watch when No. 16 Mississippi hosts Memphis on Saturday:WATCH OUT FOR ENGRAM: Kellys favorite target this season has been tight end Evan Engram, who has caught 26 passes for 397 yards. Both of those totals are tops in the nation for a tight end.OLE MISS LOVES THE FIRST HALF: The Rebels have outscored opponents 41-6 in the first quarter and 66-27 in the second quarter through four games this season. Theyve been outscored 47-24 in the third quarter and 40-29 in the fourth quarter.REBELS LOOKING FOR PICKS: Ole Miss has just one interception this season, which is tied for last in the SEC. The interception came last weekend against Georgia, when Derrick Jones picked off a pass and ran it 52 yards for a touchdown.MASSIVE MARGINS FOR MEMPHIS: Memphis has had some huge blowout wins over the past two weeks. The Tigers beat Kansas 43-7 on Sept. 17 and then crushed Bowling Green 77-3 last weekend. The 74-point margin of victory for Memphis was the biggest since World War II.ELLIOTT CAN KICK: Memphis senior Jake Elliott could help the Tigers at the end if the game is close. The two-time defending American Athletic Conference special teams player of the year is 5 of 6 on field goals this season and has hit nine field goals of over 50 yards during his career. Hes also made all 162 extra-point attempts over four seasons.-----Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP . AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- What it lacked in flash, Rio made up for with feeling. Nike Shox R4 Black Silver Mens .With a limited budget, the consequence of a biting recession that roiled preparations for South Americas first Olympics, Brazil laced its high-energy opening party for the games of the 31st Olympiad with a sobering message of the dangers of global warming.Graphic projections of world cities being swamped by rising seas set Rio de Janeiros otherwise fun and festive gala apart from the more self-congratulatory and lavish celebrations that Beijing and London wowed with in 2008 and 2012.The heat is melting the icecap, a voice intoned in the Maracana Stadium. Its disappearing very quickly.But it wasnt all doom and gloom. After all, nowhere parties quite like Rio.Supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmered to the tune of The Girl from Ipanema. Fireworks formed the word Rio in the skies. The colossal Christ the Redeemer statue was bathed in Brazilian yellow and green. Dancers, all hips and wobble, grooved to thumping funk and sultry samba.After one of the roughest-ever rides from vote to games by an Olympic host, the city of beaches, carnival, grinding poverty and sun-kissed wealth celebrated Brazils can-do spirit, biodiversity and melting pot history.The crowd roared when Bundchen sashayed from one side of the 78,000-seat arena to the other, as Tom Jobims grandson, Daniel, played his grandfathers famous song about the Ipanema girl tall and tan and young and lovely.In a video preceding the show, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the games celebrate the best of humanity and appealed for an Olympic truce, calling on all warring parties to lay down their weapons during the two weeks of sporting achievement.There were times after the International Olympic Committee selected Rio ahead of Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid in 2009 when it seemed that the city of 6.5 million people might not get its act together for the worlds greatest sporting mega-event. The spreading health crisis of the mosquito-born Zika virus kept some athletes away. Promises to clean up Rios filthy waters remained unfulfilled. The heavy bill for the games, at least $12 billion, made them unpopular with many. Heavily armed security stopped a small group of protesters from getting close to the stadium ahead of the ceremony.But with more than a dash of gambiarra, the Brazilian art of quick-fixes and making do, Rio is ready.Just.Our admiration is even greater because you managed this at a very difficult time in Brazilian history. We have always believed in you, IOC President Thomas Bach said.The honor of officially declaring the games open fell to Michel Temer, Brazils unpopular interim president, who was loudly jeered and faced shouts of out with Temer. He was standing in for suspended President Dilma Rousseff. Her ouster less than four months ahead of the games for alleged budget violations was one of many spanners in the works of Brazils Olympic preparations and impacted the opening ceremony itself. Fewer than 25 foreign heads of state were listed as attending, with others seemingly staying away to avoid giving the impression of taking sides amid Brazils leadership uncertainty.The cannonball-shaped cauldron was lit by Brazilian marathoner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima. At the 2004 games, an Irish spectator wearing a kilt, knee-socks and a beret tackled de Lima while he was leading the Olympic marathon. Instead of gold, he fell back to take bronze.Another cauldron was lit in the citys port area early Saturday that will be displayed for Rio residents to enjoy.Greece, the historical and spiritual home of the games, led the march by athletes into the stadium. They were joined by a first-ever Refugee Olympic Team of 10 athletes, displaced from Syria, South Sudan, Congo and Ethiopia. Their flag-bearer, Rose Nathike Lokonyen, fled war in South Sudan and ran her first race in a refugee camp in northern Kenya. Only Brazils team, which marched last, drew a louder roar from the crowd than the refugees.The athletes were given tree seeds, plus cartridges of soil. When the seeds sprout, they will be planted in a Rio park.With USA emblazoned on the back of his jacket, Michael Phelps carried the flag for the U.S. team, the largest with 549 competitors. At his fifth and last Olympics, it was the first time the record holder of 22 medals had marched in an opening ceremony, having skipped previous ones to save energy for competition.On behalf of all 11,288 competitors (6,182 men; 5,106 women), Brazilian two-time Olympic champion sailor Robert Scheidt pledged that they wont take banned drugs -- an oath likely to ring false to fans after the scandal of government-orchestrated cheating in Russia. As a consequence, Russias team was whittled down from a hoped-for 389 athletes to around 270.Iran picked a woman, archer Zahra Nemati, as flag-bearer for its team made up overwhelmingly of men. Another woman pushed Nematis wheelchair. She was paralyzed in a car accident as a teenager.Shoals of samba dancers flowed in a rainbow of colors, but many showed less flesh than normal for Brazil, seemingly mindful of their global TV audience.After the grandeur of Beijings opening ceremony and the high-tech, cheeky inventiveness of Londons, Rios was earthier and less swish but more sobering with its gloomy environmental look at the future and deliberate penny-pinching. Creative director Fernando Meirelles said their budget, slashed by half as Brazils economic recession bit ever harder, is 12 times less than London, 20 times less than Beijing.It is pretty tacky to be overspending, he said. It is not a good message for the world. 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Australian Joel Parkinson will have to starve off giant-killing American Tanner Gudauskas to reach his first final in two years in the World Surf League at Lower Trestles in California.Parkinson came from behind to defeat Brazilian Alex Ribeiro, riding waves of 8.27 and 6.50 in the final five minutes of their quarter-final to book his place in the semi-finals with a winning margin of 2.38 in swells of more than 1m.He will now need to turn the tables on Gudauskas who has already beaten him in a non-elimination fourth-round heat earlier in the contest.Surfing at his first top-tier event in two years, Gudauskas also put paid to fellow Australian Stuart Kennedys tournament hopes when he beat him in their quarter-final.Kennedy was never in the contest after GGudauskas opening ride of 8. 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Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova tried to get the final word Saturday in her simmering feud with Lilly King, chastising the American for turning the Olympics into a war. Shox r4 .It was like a nightmare, Efimova told USA Today Sports on Saturday night. This completion [of the program] is a relief because I love racing, but this was more like a war. It was awful. She is young, but she should understand more.King, 19, had singled out Efimova for criticism over her doping past ahead of their 100-meter breaststroke matchup earlier this week, in which King won the gold medal and Efimova took silver.The Russian Olympic team is under heavy scrutiny following a World Anti-Doping Agency report showing the breadth of state-sponsored doping in the country, and King said Efimova and all previously caught dopers should be barred from the Olympics.King said Saturday that she was glad she spoke up about the topic of doping.It was something that needed to be brought up, in my mind. I wasnt even planning on speaking out. It just kind of happened, King said, according to USA Today Sports. But Im glad I did, because it is something that needs to be noticed, and its something that needs to be dealt with, and I just happened to be the person that decided to come out, so Im super glad I did it.Efimova was suspended 16 months after she tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid in 2013. She was also provisionally suspended this year after testing positive for meldonium, but that ban was lifted following a WADA recommendation.She has maintained since her 2013 failed test that she did not know that a supplement she was taking contained a banned substance.The 24-year-old Efimova was repeatedly booed in the aquatic center at Rio. She told USA Today Sports that she found it unfair that Russians were singled out for criticism. She also said she may reconsider living and training in Southern California based on her reception.Efimova also said King never talked to her about the issue.[King] is young. She doesnt know sometimes how life is going on, Efimova said. I hope that she changes, changes her mind and everything.King, meanwhile, said she hopes to be an example to people who want to point out problems around them.I hope they look at me as someone they can look up to when they feel like they need to speak out against something that they feel is wrong, King said.Efimova beat King in their breaststroke segment of Saturdays 4x100-meter medley relay, but King and fellow Americans Kathleen Baker, Dana Vollmer and Simone Manuel took the gold medal, the United States 1,000th all time. The Russian team finished sixth. Comprar Nike Classic Cortez SP Nylon Negro/Blanco . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. Nike Pegasus 34 Comprar . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. http://www.siyaguna.com/nike-shox-r4.html .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. MILAN -- The long-awaited sale of AC Milan to Chinese investors could be completed next month.Sino-Europe Sports announced on Thursday that the closing of the deal is slated for Dec. 13, when Milan will hold a shareholders meeting.The deal with the Chinese group, which includes the participation of a Chinese state investment fund, values the club at 740 million euros (around $800 million), and requires the investors to spend 350 million euros over three years on improvementts. Hombre COMME des GARÇONS Nike Vapormax Blanco+Claro Azul. Silvio Berlusconi owns 99.93 percent of the club, which he purchased 30 years ago. The three-time former premier and billionaire businessman has been negotiating for more than a year to sell the Serie A club.Coming three days before the Milan derby, the announcement appears intended to assure Milan supporters over the clubs future. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Consider their actions.On Friday night during the recent Ryder Cup, the entire United States team huddled together in the team room. All 12 players were dressed in red, white and blue onesies with USA written on them, a gift from teammate Rickie Fowler. Thats right -- a dozen of the worlds best golfers, from Phil Mickelson to Dustin Johnson to Jordan Spieth, were covered neck-to-toe in red, white and blue onesies.Underneath those onesies, each player was wearing a red T-shirt, courtesy of Zach Johnson.As they gathered that night, Johnson stood up in front of the room and addressed the team.I just want to pay tribute to one of our assistant captains, he announced. A man who has done so much for this game.The entire team then stood up, unzipped the top half of their onesies and revealed those T-shirts showing a simple four-word message:MAKE TIGER GREAT AGAIN.I thought it was awesome, Woods recalled with a smile. It goes to show you the team bonding that we had, the team unity. Ive been out of the game. Ive been hurt. For them to come together and do something like that, it unified all of us. It was great.Woods will return to competition on Thursday following a 466-day hiatus after three back surgeries. For as much as the general public is filled with inquiring minds about the state of his health, his peers are equally curious to see what the near-41-year-old version of Woods can accomplish inside the ropes once again.And just like so many watching from home, theyll be rooting for him.We want our champion back, Bubba Watson said. Nike Free Rn Flyknit 2017. . We want our Tiger Woods back. We want him playing again.Hes still just turning every head when he walks into the dining area, added Spieth. Or if hes on the driving range, I mean, everybodys looking up to see him hit some shots. I was doing it this morning, interested obviously.Throughout this week, Woods has alternated between self-deprecating jokes about his age and serious concerns about entering this next phase of his career.Hes the oldest player in this weeks field, more than a decade older than six of his 17 fellow competitors, each of whom would relish the chance to compete against him when hes playing his best golf.We all hope for many reasons that he comes back fully healthy and his games fully back, Spieth explained. One, you dont ever want to see somebody go down because of injury. And two, I think it was a dream for all of us young guys to one day grow up and battle Tiger on a Sunday when he was playing his best and see if you can Y.E. Yang it, see if you can pull off a shot where you can take him down. Thats a dream for all of us.In other words, they just want to emulate those T-shirts and Make Tiger Great Again.The general consensus is that Tiger in peak form would push these other top players toward playing even better.Maybe they should be careful what they wish for.When the U.S. players unzipped their onesies that Friday night and revealed those T-shirts, Woods delivered a genuine spit-take, roaring with laughter at the scene unfolding in front of him.The team then urged him to make a speech. Woods stood at the front of the room and, as one player recalled, offered an ominous warning.Dont worry, he told them. Ill be back -- and all of you are going to be pretty upset. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Theyre definitely the measuring stick, and we passed our first test tonight.Atlanta had lost 11 straight to Cleveland, including playoff sweeps the last two seasons.For my two years here, theyve kicked our butts, Bazemore said. This is one of the biggest wins Ive had since Ive been here.Paul Millsap scored 21 points for Atlanta. Dwight Howard, who received four stitches for a bloody lip in the first half, had 17 rebounds.Give them a lot of credit, James said. They played a heck of a game. You know toward the end of the season theyll be right there.Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 29 points while Love added 24, but the Cavaliers were 11 of 42 on 3-point attempts.I think they might have had one of those nights, but our guys were really committed out there, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. Our defense in the first half gave us a cushion, and we were able to hold them off.Cleveland cut a 96-81 deficit to 101-97 on James basket with 3:14 to play. 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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton is a victim of his size when it comes to not getting calls on vicious hits as happened in Thursday nights NFL opener at Denver.Replays showed Newton -- who is 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds -- received at least four helmet-to-helmet hits in the 21-20 loss to the?Broncos. A penalty was called only on the last hit as the NFL MVP tried to stage a winning drive.That one was negated by an intentional grounding penalty on Newton.Rivera said at least one or two more of the hits should have been penalized, and he plans to send those to the league office to review.Theres a little bit of prejudice to that, Rivera said Friday. Its kind of like what happened to [former NBA star] Shaquille ONeal. Heres a big, physical basketball player and he goes to set a pick, a guy falls down and they call a foul on him. He goes to shoot a little layup and gets hacked and hammered and they dont call it.Rivera, who played linebacker for nine seasons with the Chicago Bears, said he experienced some of that prejudice playing high school basketball.He said there sometimes appears to be a different set of rules for hitting Newton compared to smaller quarterbacks.The frustrating part of that is sometimes the acceptance of that happens, Rivera said. I remember when I was growing up and playing guys in high school. Id set a pick and knock guys down all the time, and Id get the foul.I can appreciate his situation. Hes a little different. Hes an imposing figure, and sometimes those big hits dont look as bad on a big guy.Only 22 times has a team been whistled for roughing the passer when facing Newton since he came into the league in 2011. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the last one was in Week 11 of the 2014 season against Atlanta.While Rivera questioned the non-calls, he didnt question the officials or doctors for not placing Newton in the concussion protocol after the final helmet-to-helmet hit that left the quarterback face down on the turf and obviously shaken.Im not going to question the doctors. OK? Rivera said. There is a protoccol. Nike Vapormax Comme Des Garcons. There is a set of rules that these doctors, these trained professionals have to follow. The understanding is when everything first happened, they followed the protocol.According to Rivera, the team doctor and UNC (unaffiliated neuro-consultant) agreed that Newton did not show symptoms of a concussion to the point they felt he needed to leave the game. Neither did the officials on the field or the replay booth.So from that standpoint, the protocol was followed.Team officials said Newton was asked questions four times following the game -- locker room, bus ride to the airport, on the plane and back in Charlotte -- to make sure there were no side effects from the hits to the head.All of them hes passed, Rivera said.This isnt the first time Rivera has faced questions about the way Newton was handled after taking a hard hit to the head. He became defensive last year after his quarterback stayed in for three plays and completed a touchdown drive before being tested for a concussion in the locker room early in the third quarter of a 41-38 win against New Orleans.We follow the rules here, Rivera said at the time. Dont question my integrity when it comes to those things, OK? I take it very seriously. It is not up to me to make those decisions and those calls. Its up to the doctors, just so you understand that.Rivera hopes Thursdays situation, because it happened on a nationally-televised stage to the league MVP, will spark the league to be more proactive on helmet-to-helmet hits.Hed like to see it eventually lead to officials having the power to review such hits via replay to determine if there was a penalty. He said ultimately it may take suspension to deal with the issue.Again, if thats what were trying to do, is eliminate that and continue to make the game safer, then thats to me the only thing you can do, Rivera said. Thats the next step.As far as that other stuff is concerned, because hes a big guy sometimes they think, Oh, he can take it. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Thats usually enough to get you wickets at the top level.The South African team in the mid-70s would have given a good account of itself against the mid-70s West Indies team.After the Harbhajan Singh-Andrew Symonds alleged racist-abuse incident, the ICC decided that a Level 2 abuse case should be heard by a higher authority than a match referee.I think its sad that one of the greatest players, ever, for England, Kevin Pietersen, no longer plays for them, due to non-cricketing reasons.I got more wickets through swinging the ball than bowling quick. Particularly from round the wicket. I had an unorthodox action. When I bowled round the wicket it was similar to a left-armer bowling over the wicket and swinging it in. Batters were vulnerable to lbws.Graeme Smith is a real gutsy guy, who led from the front, the sort youd want in the trenches with you. Most in South Africa will tell you the same thing. As a batsman Smith had fantastic hand-eye coordination. He was never the prettiest to watch but he was effective. I couldnt understand why more bowlers didnt try and tuck him up on his legs with a packed leg-side field, though. He was strong off his legs, but give him space outside off and hed whip you through the leg side all day. In at his legs and hed not have been able to free his arms up as easily.If AB de Villiers is going to be South Africas Test captain, Id give the gloves to Quinton de Kock. AB enjoys fielding as much as keeping wicket. Batting, keeping and captaining will be difficult over five days.Worldwide in the 1970s, there were lots of international bowling allrounders. Now, who are they?After Pakistan refused to play at The Oval in 2006, the ICC changed the rules. Now, the match referee has to agree before the umpires can call a match off.When I got my best ever bowling figures, 9 for 71, I bowled mainly spin.There had been talk of South Africa being readmitted to international cricket, but we thought it was too short notice for the 1992 World Cup. Then the announcement came. We would go to India for some one-day internationals, and then to the World Cup. It was all set up in about ten days. I was asked to be the coach.The quicker you bowl and the more you swing it, the better off you are. But if you havent got control, then neither are of much use.In the first year of World Series Cricket, we werent allowed to practise on the main grounds in Australia. Kerry Packer had to hire other practice facilities. We had to make it work because it was such a huge thing Kerry Packer had done.Its disappointing that South Africa are so low in the Test rankings. But you go through phases where you dont play Test matches, and then you play a lot, so its not as bad as it looks. Once South Africa have finished their home series and then the Tests in Australia, itll give a truer reflection.The early- to mid-70s South African side would have been better than the 1970 side. You still had all the players from the original side and also Denys Hobson, a magnificent legspinner, coming through. Also, Vince van der Bijl and Clive Rice.The quicker I ran in the more pace I generated. I bowled with a whirlwind arm action, didnt use my body so much and get sideways on like most fast bowlers. I needed a long run.I tried to get Pakistan to play at The Oval in 2006. They refused to come back out after tea. I talked to the Pakistan manager, Zaheer Abbas, and Bob Woolmer, Pakistans coach, both good friends of mine. But the umpires decided that by not coming out, Pakistan had forfeited the game. That was the lowest point of my career. I couldnt believe that a Test match could be abandoned.I played against a lot of the West Indies players in county cricket and during World Series Cricket with the World XI. You had to somehow try and get on top of them. Which was, of course, very difficult. But if you could build up some pressure then theyd be like any other side. The WSC Rest of the World side managed that in one of the Super Tests and beat West Indies by an innings.Theres no major problem with the South African team. Spin bowling has always been a bit of a worry, but thats no different to what it has been. Theyve got a good seam attack and good batters. Theyll be okay.If youve got a wicketkeeper who can bat and an allrounder who can bowl, thats a double whammy.As a captain I tried to involve everybody, get people to think that they were part of the team.I was never one to worry about averages. If I did well and we didnt win the game, it didnt mean a hell of a lot to me.The Currie Cup was tough competition. In the 1970s and 80s we didnt play international cricket, so everyone really went for it that little bit more.When batting you only needed to get one good ball or make one mistake. You only have one chance. Bowling, you could send down a couple of half-volleys and then knock someone over next ball.When a few top players retire together theres always a slump before the new players come in and make their mark. It happened when Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher retired. It will again, most probably, when Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers go.England have had a few English-born players who liked a word and had an opinion or two. Beefy [Ian Botham] and [Ray] Illingworth for a start.I tried to lead from the front, set the example.I always admired Mike Brearley as a captain, and I later found out that he had me down as one of his favourite captains, which was nice. Brearley was so thoughtful as a captain, meticulous in what he did. He could bring out strengths in people. Look at Ian Botham during the 1981 Ashes. That was in part down to Mike Brearleys captaincy.During World Series Cricket there was great camaraderie amongst all the players. On the field it was hard. Off the field it was fun.There wasnt much difference in standard between Currie Cup cricket and county cricket in the 1970s. Currie Cup was probably a bit more intense because there were fewer games. But county sides had great overseas players - Viv Richards, Garry Sobers, Clive Lloyd, Andy Roberts. Every county had one or two top international players, which we didnt have in South Africa.I always felt more pressure batting than bowling. As a bowler you could never really get out of form. Sometimes youd swing it more and other times you wouldnt and take wickets. But as a bowler you were in charge of your own destiny more so than when you batted. If you bowled one outside leg and hit the top of off stump youd get anyone in the world out. Viv Richards was always hard to bowl at. He could slaughter you if you got it wrong. Guys like Barry Richards, Graeme Pollock, Sobers were the guys who really stood out. Bowling at these guys, you had to make sure you didnt give them too much width, overpitch it, or bowl too short. Youd just try and contain the guy, get on top of him rather than him get on top of you.During World Series Cricket, Garth le Roux bowled as quickly as anyone in the world.I didnt particularly enjoy bowling off a short run in John Player League games. You couldnt get the same speed, but it was the same for everybody. It didnt make much difference to me, to be honest.The last rebel tour, Mike Gattings tour, was probably the best of the lot. Thats because it was the worst of the lot and the tour had to be abandoned. Everything came to a head and soon after that, South African cricket administrators got together. That tour resulted in us getting unity a lot quicker.I enjoyed commentating more than coaching and refereeing. I liked reading the game, seeing what was taking place and airing what I thought. Im sorry that I never had the opportunity to get back into it.At the end of that nail-biting South Africa-Australia semi-final at the 1999 World Cup, Bill Lawry was shouting, I was shouting. We were both standing up in the commentary box. We couldnt sit down as it was so exciting. I should have said something dramatic at the end, when Allan Donald was run out and Australia won, but I couldnt, I was speechless. The late Tony Greig said to me that it was one of the best pieces of commentary hed heard.Schools cricket in South Africa is exceptionally strong and pretty well organised. In Australia and England most junior cricket is run through clubs.Ive got no idea why South Africa has produced so many allrounders. Why didnt Australia have any? When I was a kid you just wanted to bat, bowl fast, spin, field, keep wicket. You wanted to do everything. No one ever told me to just concentrate on one thing. 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The 6-foot-6 sophomore guard is averaging 14.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in his past three games along with going 17 of 23 from the field.Samford led for most of the final five minutes of the first half before FSU scored the final five points to go up 31-27. Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who scored 15 points, had the key shot with a 3-pointer at the buzzer that bounced in off the rim.The Seminoles scored the first six points to start the second half, pushing the lead to double figures. Florida State led by 17 with 6:12 remaining after a 12-2 run.FSU shot 42.2 percent from the field (27 of 64), which was its second-worst shooting game of the season.Its a learning experience and preparing us for the ACC, Rathan-Mayes said. We did a good job of relying on our defense. I dont think there are too many nights where we are going to struggle like that offensively.Christen Cunningham led the Bulldogs (7-4) with 16 points while Demetrius Denzel-Dyson added 14.We gave ourselves chances but we battled, Samford coach Scott Padgett said. Ive got a play card with 150 plays but I think we ran just one tonight. It was tough to drive inside.BIG PICTURESamford: The Bulldogs are 17-9 in nonconference games over the past two seasons but are 0-2 this season against teams currently ranked in the Top 25 (they lost to Cincinnati 70-55 on Nov. 23). Samford was picked to finish seventh in the Southern Conference but might exceed expectations based on how it has done so far.Florida State: The Seminoles struggled in the first half for the second straight game before pulling away in the second half. If it werent for blowing an 18-point, second-half lead on Nov. 24 against Temple, Florida State would be undefeated going into the Atlantic Coast Conference part of its schedule.HOT IN DECEMBERFlorida State has won 12 straight games in December and 16 of its last 17. It has also won 17 of its last 18 non-conference games in the month.TOUGH DAYEach teams leading player struggled. Florida States Dwayne Bacon, who came into the game averaging 17.2 points, scored 14 but was 4 of 15 from the field.Samfords Wyatt Walker, who is averaging a double-double with 13.7 points and 11.6 rebounds, was held scoreless in the first half. He had eight points and four rebounds.UP NEXTSamford: The Bulldogs host Florida A&M on Thursday. It is the first of two more nonconference games before they open Southern Conference play Dec. 31.Florida State: The Seminoles begin ACC play Dec. 28 against Wake Forest. 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Make `em scattered and smothered.Of course, at 20 years old, its not exactly a baseball relic.But its time in the big leagues is over.The Braves are heading to the suburbs next season, trading the ballpark affectionately known as the Ted -- a nod to former owner and namesake Ted Turner -- for 41,500-seat SunTrust Park , hastily being assembled some 15 miles away as part of a mall-like complex that will generate even more money for the team.Its a little weird, Atlanta catcher Tyler Flowers said. But thats kind of the modern day. Everybody has the expectation of the newest and biggest and baddest and greatest thing.Even with a plethora of new facilities that have popped up around Major League Baseball, 13 of 29 ballparks are older.At least two teams -- Oakland and Tampa Bay -- would gladly take Turner Field over their current stadiums.I love this place, said Braves manager Brian Snitker, gazing out from the home dugout during the final week of the season. I think its one of the best ballparks in the National League.Not surprisingly, the move has sparked puzzled reactions around the country and plenty of debate in Atlanta, especially since it goes against the trend of teams moving closer to the inner city, not farther away. Turner Field is located just south of downtown, within site of the state Capitol at essentially the geographic center of the sprawling metropolitan area and the junction of three major highways, but the Braves say they will be closer to the bulk of their fan base in the mostly white suburbs north of the city.Cobb Countys decision to fork over some $400 million in public funding to help build the new stadium, with only minimal debate and no vote of the electorate, helped send its top official, Tim Lee, to defeat in his re-election bid. There are fears of hellish traffic, since Cobb has a limited bus system and isnt served by Atlantas rapid transit system, and concerns that the Braves are cutting themselves off from large portions of the gridlocked metro area.Theres no turning back now, though.Only 11 stadiums in the sports modern ballpark era hosted fewer major league seasons than Turner Field, and seven of those -- from still-in-use Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to Houstons long-forgotten Colt Stadium -- were merely temporary homes for transplanted teams or expansion franchises. As for the others, Miamis newly renamed Hard Rock Stadium and Torontos Exhibition Stadium were more suited for football and quickly faced calls to be replaced, while Kansas Citys Municipal Stadium and Washingtons RFK Stadium both lost teams to other cities.None of those was an issue at Turner Field. But the Braves complained that promised development in the low-income neighborhood around the stadium never materialized, leading team officials to explore other options. Not long after the city of Atlanta reached a deal to build a new retractable-roof football stadium for the NFLs Falcons, the Braves stunningly announced in November 2013 they were moving to the `burbs, having pulled off seecret negotiations that caught nearly everyone off guard. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Australia. urner Field will apparently live on in some downsized form, thanks to an expected deal in which the city will sell the stadium and adjacent land to Georgia State University and a development company. The plan is to convert the Ted into a 30,000-seat football stadium for the Panthers fledgling program (perhaps with a new corporate name to help defray costs) and surround it with dormitories and athletic facilities, as well as private housing and retail space.In a way, the next phase will take the park back to its not-so-deep roots. Transformation was the plan all along.Turner Field began its life as Centennial Olympic Stadium, an 85,000-seat facility that hosted track and field as well as the opening and closing ceremonies at the 1996 Summer Games. Muhammad Ali -- stricken with Parkinsons disease, his hands trembling as he held the torch -- memorably lit the cauldron to start the games. Michael Johnson ran to a world record in golden shoes. Carl Lewis capped his brilliant career with the last of nine gold medals.But the stadium was designed with baseball in mind, in hopes of avoiding the sort of white elephants that have plagued Olympic cities before and since. As soon as the games ended, work began to convert Turner Field into the 50,000-seat home of the Braves. By the following spring, it carried a new name and was ready for opening day.In contrast to todays 90-plus-loss team, those Braves had been to four of the previous five World Series, winning it all in 1995 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. They would never reach those heights in their new digs, even while winning nine more NL East titles through 2005 to extend their unprecedented streak of division championships to 14 in a row.The Braves played only one World Series at the Ted, getting swept by the New York Yankees in 1999. Bitter disappointment became par for the course in October, along with a reputation for not selling out playoff games. They lost 12 of 17 postseason series, including the last eight. Their playoff record was 15-23, including 2-9 in decisive games played at home. Turner Field was the place where other teams came to celebrate, including the Chicago Cubs in 2003 after clinching their first postseason triumph in 95 years.There were a few highlights for the home team. Most notably, Game 6 of the 1999 NL Championship Series.After going up 3-0 on the New York Mets, the Braves lost two straight games at Shea Stadium and returned home suddenly on the ropes. The pressure only intensified when they blew an early 5-0 lead, falling behind in the eighth and 10th innings. But Atlanta rallied both times, and won in the 11th when Kenny Rogers walked Andruw Jones with the bases loaded for a series-clinching 10-9 victory.Chipper Jones will always remember getting the first hit at Turner Field.That ball is still on my mantel, said Jones, who retired in 2012 after a career spent entirely with the Braves.Now, its time for the final hit.After Sundays last game against Detroit, the Ted will be nothing but a memory.Far sooner than anyone wouldve expected.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry . Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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