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Orlando, FL - The Orlando Magic have signed guard Ben Gordon. Jabrill Peppers Womens Jersey . Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Gordon was released by Charlotte in March after playing just 19 games for the club last season. He averaged only 5.2 points after a productive first season in Charlotte that featured 11.2 points in 75 games off the bench. The 31-year-old Connecticut product has averaged 15.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 688 NBA games over 10 seasons with Charlotte, Detroit and Chicago. "Ben brings valuable experience to our team," said Magic general manager Rob Hennigan in a statement Friday. "His competitiveness and ability to score and stretch the floor adds versatility to our backcourt and overall roster. We are excited to welcome Ben to the Orlando Magic family." Gordon was selected by the Bulls with the third overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft. He was the leagues top sixth man during his rookie season in Chicago. DeShone Kizer Jersey. Pironkova, who was ranked outside the top 100 despite reaching the Wimbledon semifinals in 2010, beat three top 10 players in Sydney, 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani, 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Kerber. Zane Gonzalez Jersey . THE MICHAEL JORDAN FLU GAME First this famous basketball moment.  The story goes like this. “Game 5, known as "The Flu Game", was one of Michael Jordans most memorable. NEW YORK -- After starter Chris Capuano was booed off the mound in the first inning, the New York Yankees makeshift lineup turned the mood in the Bronx a bit more festive. Mark Teixeira made up for a botched foul pop in the Rays four-run first inning with a go-ahead triple in the fifth, Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5 Wednesday night. "There was no panic," Teixeira said. "We just slowly got the job done as the night went on." The Yankees, who moved within 4 1/2 games of a playoff spot with 19 remaining, did not get off to a good start. Teixeira overran leadoff batter Ben Zobrists foul ball behind first base for no play. Zobrist then singled for his 1,000th career hit. Five of the next six Rays reached before Capuano was lifted in the shortest start of his career. By the end of the 30-minute top of the first, New York trailed 4-0. McCann got the rally started with a homer in the bottom half to end Jake Odorizzis scoreless streak at 14 1-3 innings. Filling in for injured Martin Prado, Chris Young hit his first homer with the Yankees -- he was cut by the Mets on Aug. 9 -- to tie it at 4 in the fourth. Young added an RBI double in the eighth and finished a triple shy of the cycle. Five relievers combined for 8 2-3 gritty innings, allowing seven hits, including Evan Longorias 20th homer in the ninth. Preston Claiborne (3-0) pitched two innings for the win. "We just know if we hold the game the way it is our guys could come back," said Dellin Betances, who pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings. "It was a great win." With a full moon peeking through the clouds in centre field, the Yankees closed the gap to 4-3 in the third with the help of catcher Ryan Hanigans errant throw on ball four. Young, who singled, was running on a full-count pitch to Jacoby Ellsbury. Hanigans throw on ball four went into centre field, allowing Young to advance to third on the error. Ellsbury stole second and, one out later, McCann lined a two-run single to left field. "I thought it was a close pitch so I thought there was a chance were going to get the call, so thats why I just came up throwing," Hanigan said. Myles Garrett Womens Jersey. McCann was hit by a pitch from Odorizzi (10-12) to start the fifth and scored when Wil Myers had trouble with Teixeiras liner into the right-field corner. Teixeira raced into third standing up with his first triple since July 6, 2012, at Boston. "It shows the character of the guys in that room, that theyre going to keep fighting," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. That was the end of the night for Odorizzi, charged with six runs and five hits in 4 1-3 innings. TRAINERS ROOM Rays: RHP Nathan Karns (0-0) will take the rotation spot of Drew Smyly, who has been shut down for the season after throwing 153 innings combined with Tampa Bay and Detroit. Yankees: DH-OF Carlos Beltran was scratched from the lineup about 90 minutes before the game because of right elbow soreness. Afterward, he said he will give it a few days before deciding if he will have to end his season early to have surgery to remove the bone spur that has been troubling him since mid-May. "Its been frustrating," Beltran said. ... Prado (hamstring) and OF Brett Gardner (abdominal strain) were also out of the lineup again. UP NEXT The AL East rivals play the finale of a three-game series Thursday with a matchup of stingy starters: the Yankees Michael Pineda (3-4) vs. the Rays Alex Cobb (9-7). Pineda has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his nine career starts for New York. Cobb has yielded two runs or fewer in 11 straight starts, a franchise record. 1,000 HITS Zobrists accomplishment was especially meaningful to his manager. "When he first came here I would not have anticipated 1,000 hits," Joe Maddon said. "He went back to the minor leagues and came back reinvented." WATCH ME When asked how a catcher should position himself for a play at home plate on a hit to left field, Girardi, a former All-Star catcher, jumped up from his seat in the press conference room to demonstrate. 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Before the season begins, TSN primes TFC fans with a TSN Original feature on Jermain Defoe that was shot in England and documents the long-time Tottenham Hotspur strikers final days with the club. The feature will debut Friday, March 14 on the 6 p.m. ET edition of SPORTSCENTRE and will also air in all other editions of the show leading up to TFCs season opener on Saturday. MLS ON TSNs acclaimed commentators Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Kristian Jack will helm the networks TFC coverage. Also handling MLS ON TSN broadcasting duties this season are Vic Rauter, Nigel Reed, and Greg Sutton. For news and analysis from around the league, fans can tune in to the weekly TSN FC podcast on TSN.ca and iTunes. Fans can also visit TSN.ca for soccer columns by Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Kristian Jack, as well as TSN soccer experts Noel Butler and Gareth Wheeler. Throughout the season, TFC fans can also tune in to TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto for extensive coverage of the team. 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The answer to that question is certainly yes, Miller said when asked if he thought there was a link.However, he added that at this stage, it is unclear how this would affect the future of American football, also telling the committee that the wider scope of the issue needs to be addressed. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (left) has attended meetings on head trauma in the past Certainly, based on Dr [Ann] McKees research, theres a link, because shes found CTE in a number of retired football players, added Miller.I think the broader point, and the one that your question gets to, is what it necessarily means and where to we go from here with that information.In the lead-up to this years Super Bowl, neurosurgeon Mitch Berger, who heads-up the NFLs sub-committee on long-term brain injury, had said that there was no link between football and CTE that could be established. Junior Seau was found to have suffered from CTE after his death in 2012 Bergers comments were referred to by Illinois representative Jan Schakowsky as peddling a false sense of security, in terms of downplaying the dangers of head trauma in the NFL. Jiri Hudler Jersey. What the American public needs now is honesty about the health risks and clearly more research, added Schakowsky.When answering his questions, Miller cited Boston University neuropathologist Dr McKee, and she revealed her own belief that there is no doubt there is a link.I unequivocally think theres a link between playing football and CTE, she said. Tyler Sash was found to have stage two CTE upon his death aged 27 in September Weve seen it in 90 out of 94 NFL players whose brains weve examined, weve found it in 45 out of 55 college players and six out of 26 high school players.It is the first time that the NFL has directly linked playing the game with CTE. 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MADISON, Wis. Nathan Peterman Bills Jersey . -- Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic "Miracle On Ice" hockey team, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 57. Suters death was confirmed by a spokesman for USA Hockey. The Madison, Wisc., native won a gold medal representing the United States at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., and is the father of NHL star defenceman Ryan Suter, who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild. "Its a tough day for our sport, having lost a great friend and ambassador of the game," USA Hockey said in a statement. "Bob Suter will always be remembered for his role as a member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice Team that captivated our country and whose impact is impossible to measure. "His legacy, however, is far beyond that as he dedicated his life to advancing hockey and helping young people achieve their dreams. Bobs positive impact on our sport will be felt for generations to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Suter family at this difficult time." U.S. Olympic teammate Mark Johnson, now womens hockey coach at Wisconsin, said everyone was stunned and shocked to hear the news. "Its a sad day for not only the community of Madison but the hockey community who knew Bob and all of the players who he touched and who he gave an opportunity to play hockey and climb up the ladder," Johnson said in a statement released by the Badgers. "Whether its high school, onto college or onto the professional ranks, he touched a lot of kids and gave them an opportunity." Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel and sister Amanda expressed their condolences on Twitter. "Today is a very sad day," Phil Kessel wrote. "I lost a great coach friend and mentor. He made me into the player I am today and I will forever be grateful. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Suter family today. I will miss you forever Bob Suter." Amanda wrote that she was "deeply saddened with the news of Bob Suters death. He was such a great guy and friend since I was a little girl. He will be greatly missed." Suter starred at the University of Wisconsin from 1977 to 1979 and has been a fixture in that area beyond his playing career. He opened a sporting goods store in Madison after retiring. "I was extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Suter," Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. "The Suter name is synonymous with Badger hockey. Bob did tremendous work in the Madison and UW community to grow the sport of hockey. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Suter family." A seventh-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in the 1977 NHL draft and a seventh-rounder of the Birmingham Bulls in the 1977 WHA draft, he went on to play 86 games in the Central Hockey League. "Bob was the ultimate teammate," Wisconsin mens hockey coach and college teammate Mike Eaves said in a statement. "He could skate like the wind and was as hard of a competitor that I ever knew. He has passed much too young." Suters brother Gary played 1,145 NHL games with the Flames, Blackhawks and Sharks and was on Calgarys 1989 Stanley Cup team. The Minnesota Wild, who employed Bob Suter as a scout, also released a statement of condolences for his family. "Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us," the team said. Ryan Suter represented the U.S. at the Sochi Olympics 34 years after his father won a gold medal in Lake Placid. Nathan Peterman Womens Jersey . A day after FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said three stadiums would not be ready in time for the Dec. 31 deadline, Brazilian officials said they actually plan to deliver all six remaining venues after that date. 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The Bison completed a postseason of heart-stopping wins Saturday with an unprecedented fourth consecutive FCS national championship, rallying past Illinois State, 29-27, on quarterback Carson Wentzs 5-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds remaining as 20,918 watched in near disbelief at Toyota Stadium. What great resolve by our guys, first-year coach Chris Klieman said afterward. Thats a great football team that we were able to beat. A lot of respect for Coach (Brock) Spack and Illinois State. Theyve got an unbelievable program and great players. We just made one more play, really, because it was a game of making plays, and we were fortunate enough to make one more play, and our hats off to those guys. Wentz, a redshirt junior, had served an apprenticeship under quarterback Brock Jensen in the first three title seasons. In following Jensen as the championship games most outstanding player, Wentz finished with 324 total yards (237 passing, 87 rushing) and both a touchdown run and pass, and the Bison (15-1) gained more than just bragging rights from fellow Missouri Valley Football Conference co-champion Illinois State in the first national title game that matched two teams from the same FCS conference. It seemed only a punch in the face would end NDSUs historic run and Illinois State nearly had it when transfer quarterback Tre Roberson ran for a 58-yard touchdown with 1:38 remaining to give the Redbirds (13-2) a 27-23 lead. He had a similar scoring run late in a national semifinal at New Hampshire, and it was a knockout blow. But when a field goal wasnt going to be enough for NDSU, the Bison dug for more resilience from their championship DNA. Wentz completed three passes to freshman wide receiver RJ Urzendowski on the final drive, including a 33-yarder to the Illinois State 5 as Redbirds safety DraShane Glass slipped to the turf with 50 seconds left. Following an NDSU timeout, the 6-foot-6 Wentz took a snap out of the shotgun, followed his left tackle and banged off a defender while lumbering into the Illinois State end zone for the go-ahead touchdown. Yeah, we actually called two plays right away, Wentz said about the discussion during the timeout, and something that I love about Coach (Tim) Polasek (the offensive coordinator) is right when that timeout had been called, I came over and I got on the headset and we started talking about what play to call, and he definitely took my input there, and it was just -- a relationship like that is so nice and so special for the coach to have confidence in me to kind of almost choose what play -- at least voice my input. We called both plays there and we were going to get on the ball if I didnt get in and run the other play, so fortunately we got in the first one. Keller had converted 117 straight extra points to that moment, but this one was blocked to keep NDSUs lead at 29-27 and vulnerable to a field goal. But on Illinois States desperate final drive, a Roberson pass to tight end James OShaughnessy bounded into the hands of Bison senior linebacker Esley Thornton at his teams 45, and the interception with 8 seconds left basically ended the game and kept the dynasty going. With our guys, you never saw any doubt in their mind, Kliemann said. Zay Jones Jersey. You never saw panic in their eyes. Weve obviously been in this situation before, even in the playoffs, and our guys just know that, hey, its our time. When you have the success that weve had over the past four years now, guys just know how to win, and when you know how to win, you just always feel you have that chance if you can get that last possession. Incredibly, most members of the NDSU senior class finished their careers with more national titles than defeats as the Bison have gone a combined 58-3 over the last four years - the first three titles under former coach Craig Bohl. But Illinois State, fifth-seeded in the playoffs and making its first national championship game appearance, made the second-seeded Bison work to keep their historic run going. Ill try to put it into words the best I can, said senior linebacker Carlton Littlejohn. Its an amazing accomplishment. You never dream of coming to college and winning four straight national championships, only losing three games. Thats something you only dream about, something that happens in video games or something like that. But to experience it right now, its unbelievable. Illinois State led 7-3 after the first quarter and didnt go away after the Bison scored 17 unanswered points to grab a 20-7 advantage late in the third quarter. OShaughnessy, the Redbirds big-statured, big-play tight end, sandwiched 41-and 3-yard touchdown receptions from Roberson around Adam Kellers third field goal of the game, and the Redbirds found themselves down only 23-21 with 8:05 left to play. When they got the ball again, Roberson, who was at Indiana University while NDSU won its first three titles, ran the perfect delayed draw, as he often does, by faking a handoff to running back Marshaun Coprich, and racing near his teams sideline for his 58-yard touchdown. NDSU was penalized for a false start before the first play of its ensuing drive, but Wentz quickly provided the composure by completing two straight passes to Urzendowski. The Bison went 78 yards on six plays in 1 minute, 1 second, rallying the way they did in the fourth quarter against South Dakota State in the second round of the playoffs and then against Coastal Carolina in the quarterfinals. Different script but same championship result for NDSU much to Illinois States dismay. It was a tremendous football game played by two very good teams, Spack said, and I felt that - I just told our players after the game that you didnt lose the game, you just ran out of time, just one of those scenarios. NDSU built its 20-3 lead as Keller sandwiched two 41-yard field goals around Wentzs 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Luke Albers. John Crockett then scored on a 7-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter. Wentz was 15-for-22 for 232 yards and rushed for 87 yards on 16 carries. Urzendowski finished with 100 yards on five receptions, while Crockett gained 74 yards on 22 carries, finishing a mere six yards below 2,000 for the season. Kellers 11-point, three-field goal game gave him FCS single-season records of 146 points and 29 field goals. Roberson was only 11-for-23 for 157 yards, but three passes went for touchdowns, including a 13-yarder to freshman wide receiver Jon-Marc Anderson to open the scoring in the first quarter. Coprich carried the ball 16 times for 106 yards to go over 100 yards for the 14th time in 15 games and finish the season with an FCS-high 2,274 yards. But while the Missouri Valley got the de facto conference championship game that it wanted, only North Dakota State left with an even bigger prize - a fourth straight national championship. 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 ' ' '
HAMPTON, Ga. Sam Dekker Clippers Jersey . -- Kyle Busch can rest easy going to Richmond. His spot in the Chase for Sprint Cup championship is secure. Now, hes eager to win a title. One year after missing out on the playoff -- a bitter blow for a driver of his talent -- Busch locked up his berth with a victory Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. More important, the 28-year-old has some much-needed momentum after his fourth Cup win of the season. "A heck of a lot different than 365 days ago, Ill tell you that much," he said. This was the volatile Busch at his best. Early on, he spit out some salty complaints over his radio, the No. 18 Toyota not performing like he wanted. At one point, he called his car "a joke." But the crew kept making adjustments until the driver liked the way it handled. "I appreciate them hanging in there with me, although I was pretty graphic sometimes," Busch said. "Im passionate about winning, man." Then, after a rapid-fire series of caution flags near the end, Busch emerged from the pits with the lead. He held off hard-charging Joey Logano by a comfortable 0.740 seconds. Busch has 16 victories this year over NASCARs top three series, also winning nine times in Nationwide and three times in trucks. But hes still chasing the prize he really wants -- that first Cup title. "The championship is number one on anybodys list," he said. "Ive yet to collect the big prize. One of these days it will happen. Maybe itll be 2013." Martin Truex Jr., racing with a broken right wrist, finished third on the 1.54-mile trioval, followed by Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman. The rest of the top 10 was Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Brian Vickers. Kyle Busch was among four more drivers locking up their spot in the Chase heading to Richmond next weekend, where the 12-car field will be set for the playoff. He was joined by Harvick, Carl Edwards and Kasey Kahne, the latter assured of at least a wild card. Points leader Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Matt Kenseth had already claimed playoff berths before Atlanta. That means the final five will be determined at Richmond. Logano is one of the top contenders for those remaining spots, going into Richmond eighth in the points and also holding a victory as a wild-card backstop. He had the fastest car on the track at the end of the race, but ran out of time to run down Busch. "Its just frustrating," Logano said. "But in the grand scheme of things, its a big points day for us to get into the Chase going to Richmond. This helps us a lot. A win wouldve helped a lot more." The rest of the top 10 includes Earnhardt (seventh), Greg Biffle (ninth) and Kurt Busch (10th). Gordon is 11th, but hes yet to win a race. For now, the wild cards belong to 12th-place Kahne (two wins) and No. 13 Truex (one win). "The last couple of weeks, weve been battling and passing and having a great time out there," said Gordon, a four-time Cup champion. "We didnt do that earlier in the year, which is why were in the position were in." Bowyer was dominant through the middle of the race, leading 48 laps, but he radioed his crew that that something seemed amiss in his No. 15 car. On Lap 193, those fears became reality when smoke started pouring from the back of his Toyota going into Turn 1. He managed to creep back around to pit road, but he headed straight for the garage, any hope of winning the race snuffed out. "I dont think they wanted to believe me," Bowyer said about his crew. "But I was pretty sure what I was hearing." At least Bowyer wont have to worry about the poor finish -- he wound up 39th -- costing him a spot in the Chase. That wasnt the case for defending Cup champion Brad Keselowski. Winless for the year and on the Chase bubble, he took over the lead and looked as if he had a shot at a much-needed victory. But a couple of cylinders failed and he began dropping back, finally sputtering to a stop 18 laps from the finish. He finished 35th and will go to Richmond knowing he likely needs a victory to even have a shot at taking a second straight title. He slipped to 15th in the standings, 28 points behind Kurt Busch. "Theres just some things you cant control," Keselowski said. "I guess well look at the positive. We were leading the race when it broke. We were doing all the right things. We just didnt put all the pieces together." Busch knows how that feels. He was in that same position a year ago. "This is a humbling sport," Busch said. "Look at what last years champion, what hes going through. Youve got to take the highs with the lows. Certainly Im not very good at taking the lows. Ill be the first to admit it. 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Rashard Mendenhall has had a pretty solid career. Sergio Aguero Argentina Jersey . He rushed for over 1,000 yards on two occasions and appeared in two Super Bowls. However, at age 26, he decided to walk away from the game to explore some of his other interests, including writing. Mendenhall blogged about his retirement on Huffington Post. He writes: "I look forward to chasing my desires and passions without restriction, and to sharing them with anyone who wants to come along with me! And Ill start with writing!" Mendenhall also touches on some of his other interests in the blog: "Over my career, because of my interests in dance, art and literature, my very calm demeanor, and my apparent lack of interest in sporting events on my Twitter page, people in the sporting world have sometimes questioned whether or not I love the game of football. I do. I always have. " But most prevalently, like other NFL players who have opted for early retirement, he cites health concerns: "I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment. I think about the rest of my life and I want to live it with much quality. And physically, I am grateful that I can walk away feeling as good as I did when I stepped into it." Mendenhalls entire blog post can be read here: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4931316 Sergio Romero Jersey . - Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots. Angel Di Maria Jersey .com) - NFL owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Buffalo Bills.LOS ANGELES -- Steve Nash will be out of the Los Angeles Lakers lineup for at least two weeks with nerve root irritation. The Lakers announced the latest injury setback for the two-time NBA MVP on Monday after Nash consulted with a back specialist. Nash played just 13 minutes in the Lakers loss to Minnesota on Sunday night before sitting out with pain in his back and hamstrings. He is expected to receive an epidural block on Tuesday, and will be evaluated in 10 days. "Im a little emotional," Nash said after Sundays game. "Its hard. I really want to play, and I really want to play the way Im accustomed to playing. To be so limited is frustrating, and also to not know (when) kind of a clean-ish bill of health is (possible) is a little daunting, too." Nash is the NBAs oldest player at 39. Although the Canadian star still shows flashes of his heyday as arguably the best point guard of his generation, he has struggled with injuries since shortly after joining the Lakers in summer 2012. He missed 32 of the Lakers 82 games last season, breaking his left leg in the second game before struggling with injuries affecting his back, hip and hamstrings down the stretch. He also missed Los Angeles last two playoff games despite getting several epidural shots for pain management. Nash has struggled with back pain for years, but his broken leg caused new woes. "Its nerves coming from my back," Nash said. &quoot;You could call it the back, you could call it the nerves.Sergio Romero Argentina Jersey. Im getting the pain in the hamstring. Its basically the same thing from the end of last year." The Lakers have attempted to be careful this fall with Nash, who is under contract for $18 million through next season. Despite sitting out two games already this season to conserve his health on back-to-back stretches of the schedule, Nash is averaging just 6.7 points and 4.8 assists. "Im concerned," Lakers coach Mike DAntoni said after Sundays game. "He was struggling physically tonight. You could see it on his face, and thats why I took him out. We shut him down, more or less, and he was struggling. .. Im hoping (Nash will recover), like everyone else is." Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar and Jodie Meeks all will get more playing time in the absence of both members of Los Angeles decorated backcourt. The Lakers have lost five of seven without Kobe Bryant, who still hasnt returned to practice from surgery on his torn Achilles tendon in April. Blake is off to a strong start to the season while playing both guard positions, averaging 10.0 points and 5.0 assists. Meeks is the Lakers leading scorer this season with 12.8 points per game. "I hate to see him struggling like that with injuries," Blake said of Nash. "Hopefully we can get him back." Los Angeles hosts New Orleans on Tuesday night. 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' ' '
Wayne Rooney says Jose Mourinho has been fantastic at getting his message across as Manchester United prepare for the new season. Reuben Foster Womens Jersey . The England striker admits their plans have been disrupted by a cancelled friendly against Manchester City in China and the advent of international tours in general, but insists training has been really good.Rooney, for whom a testimonial against Everton will be held in his honour next week, also believes new signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly have improved the squad, with Paul Pogba expected to follow shortly. Rooney has been impressed with Jose Mourinho Rooney, who returned to training on Thursday after his post-Euro 2016 break, told Sky Sports News HQ: Joses been fantastic. Trainings been really good and preparation has been going well; you can see why hes been successful with the way he works and how he gets his message across.We just want to get to the games now. Weve got one in Sweden (against Galatasaray) that Im forward to. As always, as a footballer, its exciting to play under a new manager and youre always getting those butterflies to get the new season started. Rooney trained for the first time with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Thursday The squad looks good too. The signings weve brought in are really good and theyll help us to try and win the Premier League. Theyve got quality and experience, which is needed, so its an exciting time to be a United fan.When you have a tournament in the summer, the preparation is a bit disrupted for the managers, in a way. Some players come back early, some a few weeks later.The testimonial is an extra game for the manager to pick which players he wants and a few might benefit from the game, and Im sure its the same for Everton. Im really looking forward to it. Rooney did not feature in Uniteds defeat to Borussia Dortmund Rooneys testimonial will not only honour his 12 years of service and 519 appearances but also raise funds for four charities through the Wayne Rooney Foundation.Speaking from Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, where he has been visiting children, he said: Winning trophies are the biggest highlights as a player. My 12 years at United has gone quick and Ive enjoyed it. Theres been highs and lows. 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WINNIPEG -- Theres no doubt in rookie head coach Mike OSheas mind who the Winnipeg Blue Bombers starting quarterback is. Cristian Zapata Colombia Jersey . The Bombers unveiled newcomer Drew Willy on Friday, a day after acquiring the young quarterback from the Saskatchewan Roughriders. And OShea immediately named Willy as his starter. "You see a guy who has been tutored by some good coaches," said OShea. "Hes ready for this." Winnipeg has two other quarterbacks on its roster -- Max Hall and Justin Goltz. And although Willy has made just four career CFL starts, OShea believes his time has come. "Its important to this franchise to have a quarterback and a guy that everybody can believe in.," OShea said. Willy, 27, played two seasons behind Darian Durant with the Roughriders. He said he prides himself on his passing accuracy and feels comfortable in all situations but also expects to learn by doing. "Being behind a guy like Darian Durant you learn a lot," he said. "Ive learned from George Cortez, you learn a ton. Obviously Ive had Khari Jones in my ear the last two years as well." Cortez is Saskatchewans offensive co-ordinator. Jones was the clubs quarterback coach in 2012 and 2013, before becoming the B.C. Lions offensive co-ordinator. "Its something for the fans and for the coaching staff, the management, to be excited about," OShea said of Willys signing. The Bombers are in dire need of a starter who can win games and fill seats at their new stadium. The club posted a 3-15 record last season that tied a modern franchise record for futility. The Bombers approached free agents Zach Collaros and Henry Burris. But Collaros signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats while Burris joined the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. Winnipeg GM Kyle Walters denied Willy was necessarily third on the Bombers list but also didnt rule out adding another quarterback to the roster. "Were always looking to improve our team, free agency trades . . . well explore all options all the time to improve our team and promote competition at every position," he said. But Walters had nothing but praise for the young quarterback theyre hanging their hopes on right now. "Pocket awareness, toughness, what drew put on film showed that hes ready to be a starting quarterback in this league," he said. Willy started two games in 2013, going 1-1. He earned his first career CFL win as a rookie, a come-from behind win at Winnipeg in the Banjo Bowl. He finished 17-of-23 passing for 188 yards and a touchdown while also running for another. Willy played at the University of Buffalo where he was the most prolific passer in school history, setting records for completions (849), attempts (1,322), passing yards (8,748), touchdowns (52), total offence (8,639), and completion percentage (64.2). 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Nowitzki scored 28 points, Harris had a season-high 14 for the second straight game and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 116-106 Sunday night.MIAMI - Cleveland coach David Blatt can relate to what Anderson Varejao is going through, because he also once went through the process of rehabilitating a torn Achilles.A tough injury, Blatt said.Tough would also describe the process that awaits the Cavaliers, who will be without their starting centre and one of LeBron James closest confidants for the remainder of the season. Varejao was injured in Clevelands win over Minnesota on Tuesday night, falling to the court in obvious pain after positioning himself for a rebound in the third quarter.And on Wednesday, the Cavs worst fears were officially confirmed.Its a little tough talk about the impact of not having him, because this is the first game that we dont, Blatt said. But I will say that obviously, were going to miss Andy. Hes a big part of our team as a player, as a personality. Thats part of sport and part of basketball, certainly. You have to deal with injuries and with guys going down.Kevin Love was listed as the starter in Varejaos spot Thursday, when the Cavaliers visited the Miami Heat in James return to the arena he called home for the past four seasons. Varejaos departure will also mean more minutes for Tristan Thompson — who made 189 consecutive starts for Cleveland before this season began — and probably down low for James as well.Regardless, it will challenge Clevelands depth, and the expectation is that the Cavaliers will seek to add another big man before long.We will approach it initially on a game-to-game bbasis, maybe more matchup-oriented, Blatt said. Carlos Valderrama Jersey. Well look down the line to see what we can do on a more permanent basis and guys will step up.Varejao averaged 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds this season. 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Terre Haute, IN (SportsNetwork. Stephen Vogt Jersey .com) - A pair of teams from the Hoosier State collide on Wednesday, as the 23rd-ranked Butler Bulldogs pay a visit to the Indiana State Sycamores. Butler has made quite a bit of noise early on. The Bulldogs have won five of their six games this season, including victories over North Carolina (74-66) and Georgetown (64-58). The strong efforts have not gone unnoticed, as the Bulldogs were recently elevated to the AP Top-25 for the first time this season, and first time since 2013. They will host Northwestern in their next bout. Indiana State returns home after a run in the Las Vegas Invitational last week. The Sycamores suffered losses in both of their tests in Sin City, falling to Illinois (88-62) and Memphis (72-62) in consecutive days. They are 3-3 overall, with a 2-1 success rate at home. Road tests against Ball State and Iowa await after this matchup. These in-state foes have met 123 times previously, but not since 2012 when Butler rolled to a 75-54 win. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series, 68-55, with wins in five of the last eight matchups. Butlers most recent win came in a 64-58 final against Big East opponent Georgetown during the third place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. The Bulldogs made up for a 37-28 deficit on the boards by limiting the Hoyas to 41.5 percent shooting, while scoring 15 points off of turnovers. Kellen Dunham pace the winning side with 16 points. It has been the defensive end of the floor where Butler has been at its best this season. North Carolina is the only team to have scored more than 60 points against the Bulldogs, who are ranked 14th in the country in opponent scoring average (54.5 ppg), while limiting foes to 37.9 percent shooting. Dunham (16.8 ppg) can shoot from anywhere on the floor and is the teams most prominent offensive threat. Kelan Martin (10.8 ppg) provides a nice spark off the bench as the only other double-digit scorer. Roosevelt Jones (9.2 ppg) and Kameron Woods (7.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg) are nice pieces in the frontcourt. Indiana State played horribly in the first half against Memphis and could never recover. The Sycamores entered halftime on the short end of a 40-22 score, following a 28 percent shooting effort in the first 20 minutes. They were out-rebounded, 40-27. Brenton Scott tallied 12 points off the bench as the clubs leading scorer. It may be tough for Indiana State to score against Butler, especially considering it has only made 38.1 percent of its shots from the floor this season. However, the Sycamores have at least kept their opponents to a similar success rate (.389). Khristian Smith (13.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg) desperately needs to bounce back for Indiana State to have a chance in this one. He had only 10 points on 2-of-13 shooting against Memphis. 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Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, although Sky Sports News HQ understand a deal has not been formally completed. Manu Ginobili Jersey . This is despite photos appearing to show Xhaka wearing an Arsenal shirt at the clubs London Colney training base, which have been circulating on social media over the past 24 hours.Sky sources understand a deal to take the 23-year-old to the Emirates Stadium will be completed over the next few days. Sky in Germany reported in March that Xhakas father had met with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Xhaka is contracted to Monchengladbach until 2019 after joining them four years ago from Basel. 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Vonn punctuated her near-perfect season in perfect fashion Friday, earning her fourth overall World Cup title with a dominating giant slalom victory. LaMarcus Aldridge Jersey . -- Phil Mickelson will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years.OKLAHOMA CITY -- In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honour with those who made it possible. In a soul-baring speech that lasted more than 25 minutes, Durant fought back tears several times while thanking each of his teammates, the coaches, support staff and team executives, and finally his family. The emotional outpouring culminated with a tribute to his mother, Wanda Pratt, and the sacrifices she made, the inspiration she provided while raising Durant and his brother in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. "You made us believe," Durant said to Pratt, who was at the ceremony in Edmond, Oklahoma. "Kept us off the street. Put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didnt eat, you made sure we ate. You sacrificed for us. Youre the real MVP." Durant explained that Pratt was a single mother with two boys, and though times were tough while growing up, Pratt always thought something better was ahead. Durant said to appreciate moments like these, he often looks back to gain perspective. "One of the best memories I had is when we moved into our first apartment," he said as tears streamed down Pratts face. "No bed, no furniture, and we just all sat in the living room and hugged each other, cause thats when we all thought we made it." Hes really made it now. The young man who said he was told he "wasnt supposed to be here" won the NBAs top individual honour Tuesday, receiving 119 first-place votes. Miamis LeBron James, who had won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five, finished second with six first-place votes, and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was third. Durant, 25, called it "surreal" and at one point, as he thanked his teammates, he stopped and said, "I dont know why Im crying so much." "Everything in my life, I had to take it," Durant said. "Theyre not going to give it to you out of sympathy. I wouldnt want it any other way. This was another case, if I wanted to win the MVP, I had to go take it. I felt that this was the year I did that." During a speech in which Durant revealed a humility and vulnerability rarely displayed by a professional athlete, he also drew some laughs. "I could walk in and have a terrible day and I could see Hasheem (Thabeet) smiling at me, at 7-foot-3 with small pants on," he said. "That would change my day." Durant mentioned qualities about each teammate, showing respect for the veterans who challenge him and the rookies who inspire him to do things the right way because they look up to him. "I go home and I think about that stuff, man," he said. "When youve got people behind you, you can do whatever." Durant won his fourth scoring crown in five years by averaging 32 points. The 6-foot-9 forward helped the Thunder go 59-23, second-best in the leaggue, despite playing much of the season without three-time All-Star Russell Westbrook because of a nagging knee injury. Kawhi Leonard Spurs Jersey. "Hes basically put himself in front of everybody else in the league and shown that hes the best player in the world," Westbrook said at the end of the regular season. James agreed, saying Monday: "Much respect to him and he deserves it. He had a big-time MVP season." Durants run of 41 consecutive games this season with at least 25 points was the third-longest streak in NBA history. "It was a two-man race, and then toward the end, it was kind of a no-brainer," Griffin said. James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists while shooting nearly 57 per cent from the field. Griffin averaged 24.1 points and 10.1 rebounds. Durant scored at least 40 points 14 times. He also averaged 7.4 rebounds and a career-high 5.5 assists while shooting 50 per cent from the field. While Westbrook was out after his most recent knee surgery, Durant averaged 35 points and 6.3 assists as the Thunder went 20-7 and remained among the leagues elite. Teammates and opponents say Durant became a more complete player this season. They praised him for improving his court vision, consistently making the extra pass and moving more efficiently without the ball. "I think we take it for granted," teammate Nick Collison said. "To be able to stay on for long periods of time -- have to cut hard, catch the ball in the right spot and defend on the other end -- is tough to do. To be able to show that shows that he has an edge to him. He doesnt take a night off." Though Durants consistency stood out this season, he had several exceptional games. He scored 48 points on Jan. 4 at Minnesota, then scored 48 again two games later at Utah. 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