At all hours of the night, Bryant is texting and listening to the latest returns from one of the companies he's Khris Middleton Youth jersey invested in. He's putting in hours like he did on the basketball court. The same wiring that made him push his game to the limits has Khris Middleton Youth jersey him focusing on board rooms when the rest of the world is sleeping.
"Text at 3 in the morning, and he responds a minute later," said Mike Repole, founder and chairman at BodyArmor, a sports drink brand that Bryant invested in in 2014. "That's when I realized he was as psychotic as I was. I don't think either of us sleep."
"We are obsessive," Bryant said. "We wouldn't want to be doing anything other than what we are doing. That's where obsession comes in -- when you care about something 24 hours a day."
In 2013, Bryant teamed up with investor Jeff Stibel to partner on investments. Three years later, the two announced a $100 million media, tech and data fund. Bryant says there's nothing to talk about or celebrate until they cash out of some of the companies they've invested in, which include a real estate data and analytics company and a restaurant reservation brand. But how hands-on Bryant is can be seen with BodyArmor.
Last week, he attended the National Association of Convenience Stores conference in Chicago. Athletes who go to conferences are usually there to take pictures and sign autographs. Bryant will take a picture, but only after he's briefed on who he's being introduced to. Then he'll deliver his take on why this drink is different.
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And it's more than that. Bryant's brain can process only being No. 1 in the space, and he already has a year (2025) for when he hopes BodyArmor tops the sport drink giants.
"I told him from the start: Only one out of 100 brands make it and that we had a 1 percent chance," Repole said. "What was sick about it was that somehow made him more excited." "When I was a kid, I had plenty of people telling me what the odds were for me to make the NBA," Bryant said. "Worse than these."
Bryant is a Khris Middleton Youth jersey gifted writer and storyteller, http://www.authenticmlbgiantsstore.com/Authentic-Matt-Moore-Jersey and he has more experience with advertising and marketing than most know. For years, while still playing, Bryant was a major partner in California-based ad firm Zambezi, but he chose to keep it quiet.
"The sports industry is very competitive," Bryant said. "If everyone knew I was http://www.officialbaseballcardinalsstore.com/Keith_Hernandez_Jersey part of an agency, I'm not sure we would have got the business that we won."In 2009, when Bryant was in the NBA Finals, Zambezi wrote an ad for Dwight Howard and vitaminwater that ran during the games. "I wrote that s---," Bryant said.
His "Obsession is Natural" philosophy was turned into a BodyArmor commercial that he wrote and voiced earlier this year. His "Dear Basketball" poem that he penned for the Players Tribune at the start of his last season was turned Khris Middleton Youth jersey into an animated short and has been critically acclaimed. He won't say the word "Oscar" because he doesn't want to jinx it, but odds are he has already thought of whom he'd thank.
The Ravens have 10 days to regroup before playing at the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 5 and then go on a bye. Ryan Mallett, who had struggled mightily in training camp and the preseason, finished 3-of-7 for 20 yards and one touchdown.
Baltimore has only played six games since the start of the 2008 season without Flacco, going 2-4 in finishing the 2015 season. It could http://www.officialbuffalosabres.com/Adidas-Evander-Kane-Jersey be an even bigger test to line up without Flacco this year with an offense that has already lost its starting guards (Marshal Yanda and Alex Lewis) as well as tight end Dennis Pitta for the season and are currently without wide receiver Mike Wallace (concussion).
"Going forward without him is going to be a big challenge to the offense," offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley said. "But it's something we're very capable of handling."
In what turned out to be a cruel twist, Flacco was having his best game in a career-worst year before he was knocked out with three minutes left in the first half. Scrambling for one of the few times this season, Flacco ran nine yards and then decided to go down one yard short of the first down marker. As he was sliding, he was hit in the head by Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso, causing his helmet to fly off as well as a cut on his ear that later needed stitches.
Baltimore showed little mercy in running up the score against the team that knocked out its quarterback. This was the largest shutout victory in the franchise's 22-year history.
"We're very passionate about our team and protecting the quarterback," running back Alex Collins said. "So just seeing him go down like that, I could just see in everybody's eyes that we wanted to finish this game strong for him."
Without Flacco, the Ravens are going to lean heavily on the physical running of Collins (career-best 113 yards), the playmaking ability of their defense (two defensive touchdowns) and the All-Pro kicking of Justin Tucker, just as they did Thursday night.
Baltimore has little margin for error going forward. Entering this game, the Ravens had a 26.3 percent chance to make the playoffs and 4.1 percent chance to win Dickie Moore Womens Jersey the division, according to ESPN Analytics.
This has been one of the most painful seasons in Dickie Moore Womens Jersey the Ravens' existence. Baltimore has placed 15 players on injured reserve and entered this game with 16 players on the injury report.But none of those injuries compare to the one suffered by Flacco. A challenging season suddenly got heightened even more.
"The challenge going ahead is that you have eight [games] left," linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "You can't go .500 out of those eight. You definitely have to take care of the game you are supposed to win. You have to play some ferocious football down the stretch." BALTIMORE -- Did the Baltimore Ravens save their season or did they take a hit that could derail it?The Ravens' 40-0 rout over the Miami Dolphins was their most impressive performance http://www.officialmlbrangersshop.com/authentic-derek-holland-jersey.html of the year, stopped a season from spiraling out of control, and evened their record at 4-4.
But the lasting image Thursday night was quarterback Joe Flacco taking a gruesome shot to the head and walking off the field while bleeding from his left ear. It's uncertain how long Flacco will be out with a concussion. What is known is he's the one player they could least afford to lose. "We've had a lot of injuries this year, so our guys know how to handle it," coach John Harbaugh said. "We expect there to be no drop off. Everybody else rallies to make sure that happens."
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Without YouTube, Justin Bieber might never have become a star. Without MySpace, Adele's voice might never have been noticed.And without Vine, Will Grier probably would've remained more famous than his two younger brothers.
The quarterback of Davidson Day's football team, http://www.authenticphilliesstore.com/Authentic-Tommy-Joseph-Jersey Will was the big man on campus. He had, after all that previous season, passed for a national record 837 yards and 10 touchdowns in a state playoff game.
But, in 2013, driving to their high school in the suburbs of Charlotte, North Johnny Damon Youth jersey Carolina, with his brothers Nash and Hayes, Will's standing as the most well-known sibling of the family changed in the blink of a six-second Vine video.
Nash had downloaded the app shortly after its release, and began making videos, which usually featured his brothers and especially starred his then-4-year-old half-sister, Skylynn. To this day, nobody really knows how or why, but those Vines went viral, making Nash, then only 15, another overnight internet sensation.
"Nash was in the front seat refreshing his page, and his follower count, it was unreal," Will said. "He'd hit refresh and it would be 22,000. And he'd hit refresh again and it would be 25,000. "We couldn't conceptualize what was happening."
Will has moved on, as the big man of another campus. Having put a messy departure from Florida behind him, he has propelled West Virginia into the thick of the Big 12 title race, as he leads the country with 26 touchdown passes. Yet even though he's one of the top quarterbacks in college Johnny Damon Youth jersey football, Will toils in relative anonymity compared with his three siblings.
Nash went on to become the most recognizable personality on Vine with social media followings rivaling Bieber. Hayes followed Nash's path, and as an internet star himself, became http://www.jetsnflofficialshop.com/Authentic-Wesley-Johnson-Jersey the youngest male contestant ever on "Dancing With The Stars." Not even a teenager yet, Skylynn has 1.2 million followers on Instagram.
In 2014, Time Magazine named Nash one of its "25 Most Influential Teens," alongside Sasha and Malia Obama and Kylie and Kendall Jenner. The following year, the Johnny Damon Youth jersey magazine selected him one of the "30 most influential people on the internet," along with Barack Obama, Beyoncé, Jimmy Fallon, Taylor Swift, J.K. Rowling and Kim Kardashian.
"If we walked down the street," Will said, "I'd be the least famous, completely." Yet while Nash and Hayes are living the celebrity life in http://www.broncosnflofficialonline.com/Trevor-Siemian-Jersey Los Angeles, Will is living a rather quiet one, especially for a star college athlete. He has a wife, Jeanne, and an 11-month-old daughter, Eloise. That has prompted his West Virginia teammates to affectionately dub him, "Old Man."
"I, 100 percent, feel like an old man, but I love it," said Will, laughing. "I watch the news, I'm up early. But when it comes to the team, I'm still one of the guys." One of the guys. And one part of a unique family.
Their father Chad, also Will's high school coach, first noticed the shift when he handed a sporting goods cashier his credit card, and caught him inspecting the last name. Chad assumed he was going to invoke Will. Instead, the cashier asked if he was related to Nash. Within months, Nash's Vine following had ballooned past a million, which gained him an appearance on "Good Morning America," where he hung out with Johnny Damon Youth jersey Sylvester Stallone on air.
Bowen: Josh Doctson, WR, Redskins. I'll take a flier here on Doctson, who got the start over Terrelle Pryor Sr. on Monday night. Doctson caught three of five targets in that game, and it's obvious that the Redskins want to increase his workload in the offense. With great body control at the point of attack and red zone ability, Doctson could surprise this Sunday against a Cowboys defense giving up an average of 36.6 points per game to opposing receivers (27th in the NFL).
Graziano: Trevor Siemian, QB, Anthony Zettel Jersey Broncos. I know, I know. The Broncos haven't done anything on offense. But the Chiefs are allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, Denver is going to have to throw, and Siemian has looked all right in prime-time showcases in the past. If injuries and/or bye weeks have you in a bind at quarterback, you http://www.authenticcanadiens.com/-31-carey-price-jersey_c-495.html could do worse than a flier on Siemian.
Schatz: Paul Richardson, WR, Seahawks. Houston is 12th in DVOA against No. 1 receivers but 31st against No. 2 receivers. We could finally get that Richardson breakout game.
Sando: Tyler Kroft, TE, Bengals. Kroft looks like a strong play against the Colts, whose defense took another hit with safety Malik Hooker's injury.
Yates: Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals. This is a matchup-driven selection, as Dalton has had an up-and-down season that included a two-touchdown, two-interception effort against the Steelers last week. But Indianapolis entered Week 7 surrendering the fourth-most Anthony Zettel Jersey points per game to opposing quarterbacks (19.7) and then saw Blake Bortles rack up 330 passing yards on just 26 attempts, an average of 12.7 yards per attempt.
Promising rookie Malik Hooker -- a top player in the Indy secondary -- is now out for Anthony Zettel Jersey the season after suffering a knee injury last week, and that leaves the Colts even more susceptible to big plays. Expect Dalton to have his way Sunday.
Bowen: Settling on a quarterback. It's almost impossible to build an offensive identity and sell leadership at the position when the head coach continues to flip guys in and out. This is on Hue Jackson to name a starter and stick with him so the Browns can try to generate some consistency throughout the building.
Graziano: Getting through the game with one quarterback. Not trying to be sarcastic here, but it's one thing to be a team that can't win. It's another to be a team that can't stick to a coherent plan or vision. Jackson is supposed to be the guiding hand whose plan and upbeat attitude keep the building together.
Although it's hard to blame him for flailing, flailing doesn't send the best message. Find a guy who can play QB for a couple of weeks while things settle down a bit. I'm thinking it's Kessler.
Schatz: Cutting Kenny Britt or getting a breakout game from him. The analytics case for signing Britt this offseason was solid, but you have to do your due diligence on player psychology as well. Whatever sign would've shown the Browns that Britt was going to dog it once he signed his next big contract, the Browns missed it. They http://www.raidersnflprostore.com/Authentic-Giorgio-Tavecchio-Jersey either need him to have a big day to show the kids that even the screwy veteran has decided to get with the program, or they need to cut http://www.authenticflyersite.com/-53-shayne-gostisbehere-jersey_c-495.html him to show the kids that if you don't get with the program, you aren't going to be on the team anymore.
Sando: Winning a game. The Browns are not going to settle their long-term quarterback situation before the bye. However, they did nearly pull off an upset against the Titans. They will be overmatched against the Vikings, which means they probably will need multiple turnovers to pull off an upset. But what other worthwhile goal can be accomplished this week?
Yates: Committing to a quarterback and allowing that player to grow through positives and negatives. Although the Browns likely don't have the long-term quarterback answer on their Anthony Zettel Jersey roster right now, the team must at least afford itself the chance to evaluate these players more comprehensively. Hastily executed quarterback decisions have defined this season so far. It's time to pick one and let him play.
Bowen: Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions. Stafford was noticeably banged up heading into the bye week, and his top target, Golden Tate, is unlikely to dress with an injury. On top of that, http://www.bearsnflofficialproshop.com/connor-barth-jersey-for-sale-c-18.html the Steelers' defense has quietly been one of the league's best in fantasy scoring versus quarterbacks. As we head into Week 8, Pittsburgh ranks second overall, allowing only 9.9 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs.
Graziano: Kareem Hunt, RB, Chiefs. The Broncos are allowing a league-low 3.0 rushing yards per attempt and a second-best 71.8 rushing yards per game. You're starting Hunt, the league's rushing leader, no matter what. But don't be surprised if this is the week he gets passed at the top of that list by Le'Veon Bell.
Schatz: Derek Carr, QB and Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders. Buffalo has one of the best pass defenses in David Backes Womens Jersey the league this season, even after giving up 27 points to Tampa Bay, and the Raiders will be playing one of those 10 David Backes Womens Jersey a.m. Pacific Time starts on the East David Backes Authentic Jersey Coast. I would shy away from both Carr and Cooper.
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Yates: Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings. After a 100-plus-yard effort in Week 7, some might be intrigued by Murray. My pessimism in Murray isn't tied to his role, as he has seen enough opportunities since Dalvin Cook's injury to be http://www.losangeleskingsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Tanner-Pearson-Jersey on the radar, but rather has to do with his matchup.
The Browns have been terrific against opposing running backs. Le'Veon Bell was kept in check (10 rushes for 32 yards), as were DeMarco Murray (18 rushes for 59 yards) and Joe Mixon (17 rushes for 29 yards). The strength of Cleveland's roster is in stopping the run, which gives me pause on Murray.
Bowen: With Philip Rivers and the pass rush, the Chargers can stay in the mix in the AFC West. In Miami, don't be surprised if Adam Gase's system facilitates even more production than we expected with Matt Moore running the show.
Graziano: I had the Chargers as bounce-back contenders in the preseason, and even though they were awful out of the gate, it's clear that the Broncos and Raiders aren't without their flaws. The Chargers still have the AFC West's best quarterback -- all due respect to Alex Smith's hot start and Derek http://www.authenticpittsburghpenguins.com/authentic-bryan-rust-jersey Carr's ascendant talent -- and that still means something.
Schatz: With all the parity in the league, the Chargers are absolutely in the wild-card race at 3-4. They http://www.tampabaylightningofficialonline.com/Adidas-Alex-Killorn-Jersey have a strong pass rush, and the passing game has improved since the decision to let Hunter Henry take over for Antonio Gates. Three of the Chargers' four losses came by a field goal or less.
The Dolphins have the better record at 4-2, but notice that all of their wins have come by less than a touchdown, while their two losses were significant. They also have one of the five toughest remaining schedules in the league, according to average DVOA of opponent. Miami will come back to earth.
Sando: Neither should be a serious challenger in the AFC because New England, Pittsburgh and Kansas City are much better, and other teams such as Oakland have a shot at joining those ranks. The Dolphins and/or Chargers could hang around and earn a wild-card playoff berth. The Dolphins are interesting because they've been able to win games without playing well offensively. However, they aren't suddenly going to have a playoff quarterback.
Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Dolphins over Ravens. I'll take Miami on the road. On a short week, look for Adam Gase to lead with Jay Ajayi in this one. Through seven weeks, this Baltimore defense is giving up an average of 145.3 yards rushing per game. That's dead last in the NFL. Don't make this complicated: Run the ball, play defense, and get out of town with a win.
Dan Graziano, NFL writer: Texans over Seahawks. Look, I'm all about the Panthers and http://www.officialducksshoponline.com/authentic-52-julius-nattinen-jersey.html Dolphins as underdogs this week against Tampa Bay and Baltimore teams that look terrible. But because I don't think either of those would qualify as a major http://www.officialchicagoblackhawks.com/Adidas-Clark-Griswold-Jersey upset, I'm looking to Seattle, where Deshaun Watson & Co. are coming off a bye and face a team whose offense can't seem to get going until the middle of the third quarter most weeks (if at all).
There's still something not right about Seattle, and the injuries on defense -- yes, I know Houston has those too -- could be enough for the Texans to squeak this out.
Aaron Schatz, editor-in-chief of Football Outsiders: Panthers over Buccaneers. I'm not sure how a 2-4 Bucs team is favored over a 4-3 http://www.nfljaguarsofficial.com/Authentic-Jason-Myers-Jersey Panthers team, even if the game is in Tampa Bay. This week, the Bucs passed the Patriots as the worst defense in the league by Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings.
Mike Sando, senior NFL writer: Raiders over Bills. Oakland has the offensive talent to outscore Buffalo on the road. The Raiders cannot be trusted entirely at this point, but their offense did come to life against Kansas City. Having extra days to prepare following a Thursday night game should help.
Field Yates, NFL Insider: Panthers over Buccaneers. A team with a superior record to its opponent's isn't classified as a major upset, but I'll take the 4-3 Panthers over the 2-4 Buccaneers in Tampa. It has been a yo-yo season for the Panthers' offense, Tashaun Gipson Authentic Jersey but the Bucs have been among the most generous defenses in football this season, as one of just three teams to surrender more than 400 yards of total offense per game. Look for Carolina to get back on track.
Bowen: Saints. That defense was gashed the first two weeks of the season, but the young secondary has developed quickly with game reps. On offense, coach Sean Payton is using that versatile combo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara at running back to complement Drew Brees and one of the best scripted passing attacks in the NFL. Given the issues Womens Tashaun Gipson Jersey we see with the Atlanta offense, the up-and-down season of Cam Newton and the sporadic play of the Bucs, I like the Saints to end up on top in the South.
Graziano: Panthers. As much fun as the Saints' improved defense has been as an early-season storyline, I like Carolina's defense as a better bet to sustain itself through the season. The Panthers have had three Tashaun Gipson Authentic Jersey games this season in which they haven't allowed an offensive touchdown. Of course, they also have had two in which they didn't score an offensive touchdown. But the offensive consistency should improve once they find a running game, which could be as simple as feeding the ball to Christian McCaffrey between the tackles a little bit.
Schatz: Saints. I picked Carolina before the season, and I still think the Panthers have a good shot at a wild card. But I have to switch to the Saints because New Orleans has found something approximating an NFL defense. The defense is 15th in DVOA right now, and even if it isn't that good the rest of the season, anything better than what the Saints had the past couple of seasons should be good enough for Brees to carry the team to the playoffs. The Saints' remaining schedule also ranks 26th in average DVOA of opponent, the easiest of the four NFC South teams.
Sando: Falcons. I'm not changing my preseason pick every few weeks based on which team is playing the best at the time. Although New Orleans looks Womens Tashaun Gipson Jersey like the best team and a great bet right now -- the Saints are 4-2 after playing the NFL's toughest schedule by 2017 win percentages -- I'll stick with the Falcons and trust that they'll improve. They're one game behind New Orleans in the NFC South race, with both games against the Saints coming much later in the season. This isn't doubling down. It's more like checking with a pair of nines.
Yates: Saints. I'll go with New Orleans and take this moment to highlight just how strong the 2017 draft class already is for the Saints. Kamara is a star out of the backfield, cornerback Marshon Lattimore has rapidly emerged as a top end player, safety Marcus Williams is a rangy playmaker with plenty of upside, and lineman Ryan Ramczyk has been a rock-solid plug-and-play starter. Kudos to the Saints for infusing the roster with young talent. This team is http://www.cowboysshopnfl.com/cowboys+rico+gathers+jersey here to stay.
Astros history was 55 years in the making ... and it was not easy. It was, however, unbelievably exciting -- a true Fall Classic that Houston finally won 7-6 in 11 innings Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
The best offense in baseball did it its way, ultimately taking the final lead on George Springer’s two-run homer off Los Angeles Dodgers righty Brandon McCarthy in the 11th.
Then it was reliever Chris Devenski who finally ended this Game 2 classic, picking up the final three outs. He didn’t make it unscathed, surrendering a home run to Charlie Culberson, but he struck out Yasiel Puig to finish it.
The Astros, born in 1962 as the Colt 45s, have now stripped L.A. of home-field advantage as the series heads to Houston for three games this weekend. The Astros thought they won the game after 10 innings. First Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-5 wunderkind (who might just be the best player in baseball), nailed a go-ahead homer off the Dodgers' Pavel Datsyuk Jersey Josh Fields to open the 10th. Then Carlos Correa hit a shot into the night and put an exclamation point on the drive with a bat flip for the ages.
Puig led off the bottom of the 10th with a solo homer off Astros closer Ken Giles. (Known for his bat flips, Puig neatly placed the bat on the ground.) Giles got the next two outs but walked Logan Forsythe and then threw a wild pitch. Kike Hernandez drilled an RBI single to right as Forsythe beat the throw home. The Astros started their comeback in the eighth and ninth innings against closer Kenley Jansen, who was asked to protect a two-run lead and pick up a six-out save. Jansen failed.
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Astros ace Justin Verlander pitched well enough to pick up more than a no-decision. He threw four no-hit innings and finished having allowed only two hits over six. The problem was they were both homers.
Verlander was fired up, which showed in his velocity and his results. He retired the first nine batters he faced, Pavel Datsyuk Jersey averaging 96.3 mph on his fastball, the most velocity he has displayed in the past three years. The Dodgers, meanwhile, were not making him work: Verlander threw just 32 pitches in the first three innings. Over the past three years, he has never thrown that few pitches to pick up the first nine outs of a game.
He was rolling but wasn’t getting much support from his offense. The Astros scored only one run in Game 1, when Bregman slammed a solo shot off Clayton Kershaw. In Game 2, it was Bregman again. He smacked a liner into center in the third inning that was trouble for the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor. If not for luck, Bregman might have had an inside-the-park homer. Taylor dove and missed the ball, but it bounced off the bill of his cap and to left fielder Joc Pederson. One run scored but no more in what could have been a big inning.
Verlander couldn’t hold the lead, allowing a solo shot to Pederson and a two-run homer to Corey Seager. While Verlander brought the Astros to the World Series, it was his teammates who picked him up for the first Series win in franchise history.
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Striker Andre Ayew netted twice from close range and Angelo Ogbonna nodded in the third from a corner to complete a stunning turnaround. They had got off to the worst possible start at Wembley, conceding after just five minutes as a high defensive line was exploited by Son Heung-min's pass through to Moussa Sissoko to stroke home.
Dele Alli had a close-range header tipped away by goalkeeper Adrian, but the Tottenham midfielder curled in a deflected second before half-time from the edge of the box following neat build-up play by Son.Bilic said: "To score three goals against them - who do not concede goals - then be brave and compact and good on the ball, we deserved it and it is a big boost for us.
"The mood was down at half-time, but not as down as against Brighton. That result was bad but we played good football. We did not penetrate Spurs enough, were not good in the final third and we said things about what we should do when they and ourselves have the ball.
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Spurs, who rested top scorer Harry Kane and skipper Hugo Lloris, could have taken the tie to extra time, but Alli's thumping volley and Sissoko's curled effort were both kept out by Adrian.
After the departures of Frank de Boer, Craig Shakespeare and Ronald Koeman from Crystal Palace, Leicester and Everton this season, Croat Bilic was being tipped to become the next managerial casualty of the season. West Ham seemed down and out at half-time having barely caused Spurs any problems and it looked to be piling the pressure on the 49-year-old.His side are 16th in the Premier League, hovering above the relegation zone only on goal difference after winning just two of their Dennis Rodman Authentic Jersey opening nine games.
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Skipper Mark Noble returned Dennis Rodman Authentic Jersey to the side and reportedly led a meeting with the players at the club's training ground on Monday, discussing the poor start to the season.
"We have not been doing ourselves justice, but I said during the week we have to wear the shirt with pride and we did that," the Englishman said after Wednesday's win, which may now provide a platform to build on, starting with Saturday's vital league game against bottom side Palace.
Bilic added: "The team, especially in these moments, is above every individual and we have to be humble. No matter who plays on Saturday, we should not have long noses and we have to fight for the team."Striker Ayew began the turnaround by converting after stand-in keeper Michel Vorm parried Edimilson Fernandes' thunderous drive and the Ghanaian poked home the second following Manuel Lanzini's cutback.
It was the Argentine's whipped corner into the box which completed the recovery as Ogbonna rose highest to flick in towards the far post.
Connor McDavid of the Edmonton -- wait, what? He's 58th in points? What a nutty season. With McDavid out, I imagine many would select Sidney Authentic Pierre-Luc Dubois Jersey Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who is technically tied for No. 20 in scoring with 10 points in nine games. I imagine most would select Auston Matthews of the Authentic Pierre-Luc Dubois Jersey Toronto Maple Leafs, who along with McDavid is demonstrably a player who can change the trajectory of a franchise through his skill and will, and he is 10 years younger than Crosby.
You'll get no quarrel from me on selecting Matthews. He does just about everything you'd want from a franchise player -- except be an outsize personality that not only draws eyes via his performance on the ice, but also through his brashness off the ice. Which is why Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres, the Salieri of American hockey to Matthews's Mozart, would be my selection.
Eichel is No. 12 in points with 11 in nine games for a team that has just 25 goals on the season. In his past 70 games, Eichel is nearly a point per game player (0.97) on an abjectly terrible team. He's got the talent to be one of those centers -- like Matthews and McDavid -- who can be a lethal goal scorer and an inventive playmaker.
And there's a sizable personality bubbling under the surface of a young player who has openly lamented the way conservative hockey culture deadens the individuality of players. I think there's an Alex Ovechkin-esque level of swagger and a refreshing level of candor in Eichel waiting to burst forth. Which, if you're building a new team, can Authentic Pierre-Luc Dubois Jersey only help at the gate.
With due respect to Matthews, I like Eich for my franchise player. So long as that franchise has absolutely nothing to do with the Buffalo http://www.authentictwinshop.com/authentic-22-miguel-sano-jersey.html Sabres, who are now in their third year of squandering this generational talent.
Emily Kaplan: As Greg noted, if we flash forward a few weeks, McDavid will inevitably rise from 58th in scoring and I'd certainly choose McDavid. In my Now & Later rankings, of 53 league insiders -- coaches, Authentic Pierre-Luc Dubois Jersey scouts, execs and players -- 41 believed McDavid would be the best player in the league four years from now. But McDavid is unavailable here, so I'll play by the rules. I'll gladly take Matthews to build my team around. "It's going to be fascinating to watch these guys go head to head over the next few years," a scout told me in a discussion for the rankings. "We all know what McDavid is, but I think the ceiling for Matthews is unrealized."
In my ESPN The Magazine story on Matthews -- apologies for the second shameless plug -- I explained how the NHL's grander marketing strategy has long pitted two superstars against each other as the face of the league. Gretzky-Lemieux made way for Crosby-Ovechkin. Now Matthews has been cast as the perfect foil to McDavid. There's a reason Matthews is a lock for this role:
After the most prolific rookie season in the 100-year history of the Maple Leafs, he's showing no sign of a sophomore slump. With 81 points (and 47 goals!) in 91 games, that's someone I'd gladly build around. And have you seen the deception on his shot? Matthews-McDavid will be a great rivalry, and if McDavid is Gretzky, settling for a Lemieux isn't a bad consolation prize at all.
Chris Peters: Without hesitation, I'd pick Matthews. It is rare for a player to enter the league and immediately have the kind of impact Matthews has. Through 91 NHL games, Matthews has 47 goals and 81 points. Going back to 1987-88, only six players had more goals over the first 91 games of their career, according to hockey-reference.com. Four of them are in the Hall of Fame (Teemu Selanne, Eric Lindros, Pavel Bure and Joe Nieuwendyk) and one will be (Ovechkin). The crazy thing is that Matthews looks like his scoring skills are even better this season.
McDavid will have the more productive career, all things being equal. But Matthews won't be terribly far behind. In the ways that we've never seen a player like McDavid, I don't think we've seen one quite like Matthews either. The way this kid shoots the puck is giving goaltenders nightmares already and he's showing no signs of slowing.
However, there has to be more than skill for a player to build a team around. The way http://www.officialraptorsshop.com/authentic-42-jakob-poeltl-jersey.html Matthews carries himself suggests he does not feel the weight of a franchise on his shoulders. He's playing in the most unforgiving market in the league and meets it with little more than a shrug. Given all that we know about him in an admittedly small NHL sample, I'd feel supremely http://www.knicksstoreonline.com/Mark_Jackson_Jersey confident making him my No. 1 pick among the 20 players available.
A spokesperson with the Pittsburgh Police Department is not aware of any complaints filed on Smith-Schuster's behalf. "Man, someone stole my bike," Smith-Schuster said in a video posted Daimion Stafford Authentic Jersey to Twitter on Tuesday. "I ain't got a bike no more. I'm walking toward practice. This is crazy."Smith-Schuster, who is in the
NFL concussion protocol after reporting concussion-like symptoms following Sunday's game against Cincinnati, lives about a mile away from the team facility and doesn't have a driver's license. He plans to get one before the weather gets too cold.Steelers spokesperson Burt Lauten even got in on the action.
"For all the newsroom people out there, please do not text/call/tweet/DM me for a comment on a missing bike," Lauten tweeted. "Though I hope he finds it, I also have bigger fish to fry. Thank you."
That's a play off a quote from Mike Tomlin about having "bigger fish to fry" than discussing Martavis Bryant's social media habits. Bryant said in an Instagram comment late Sunday night that Smith-Schuster is "nowhere near better" than him, while reaffirming his desire for a trade.
Smith-Schuster said Monday he didn't take Bryant's comments personally. A day later, he has no wheels.The New Orleans Saints are going streaking with a bunch of guys who weren't around the last time it was OK to get fired up about the Saints.
There are 17 players on the Saints' defense who weren't in the league the last time New Orleans had a winning streak as long as its current four-gamer. But since 12 of them are either rookies or second-year guys, they might not have been around long enough to get bogged down in all of the losing."I can't say enough about how young our defense is but how much they love playing," seventh-year defensive end Cameron Jordan said last week. "And maybe it does help that they're new enough here that they're not caught up in what's happened the last couple of years."
We like writing about streaks here, mainly because it always reminds us of Will Ferrell in "Old School," but also partly because winning and losing streaks this time of year offer some level of evidence we haven't had yet. If you read this column regularly, you know we preach the value of sample size. The more NFL season we see, the more we know. At this point, http://www.officialauthenticravenstore.com/womens_brent_urban_jersey every team has played at least six games, many have Daimion Stafford Authentic Jersey played seven, and the teams that are winning and losing games in big chunks might be showing us a little bit about who they are.
Which brings us to the Saints, who have won four in a row -- their longest winning streak since they started the 2013 season 5-0 -- in an NFC South in which every other team has lost at least two in a row. The Falcons and Bucs are reeling (more on them in a minute), and the Panthers are in a mini-slump. The Saints, who have finished 7-9 three seasons in a row and seemed as if they were done being a factor in playoff races for the remainder of Drew Brees' and Sean Payton's time there, are flexing a kind of defensive muscle we don't usually associate with them. "We're finally playing the way we should be," Jordan said.
The Saints' defense has been much improved over the past four games -- all wins. John Ehlke/West Bend Daily News via APMy colleague Mike Sando has a stat he likes to trot out about the Saints and defense.
In their first 11 seasons with Drew Brees as their quarterback (2006-16), the Saints have had five seasons in which they allowed fewer than 24 points per game. They were 58-22 with a Super Bowl victory in those seasons. In the other six -- seasons in which they allowed at least 24 points per game -- they went 43-53. Sando's lesson is that the Saints have http://www.chiefsshop.us.com/WOMENS-MARQUESTON-HUFF-JERSEY.html to be only average on defense to be a winning team with Brees at quarterback.
So far this season, New Orleans is allowing 22.2 points per game, good for just 16th in the league but historically good enough to make it a contender. And during the Saints' winning streak (which followed an 0-2 start in which they allowed 29 and 36), they're allowing only 17 points per game.
legends with World Series heroics in long-ago Fall Classics. That has been the one missing component of Kershaw's career -- the lack of World Series appearances, and the occasional struggles in the rounds preceding it.
If Game 1 had gone very differently, the overblown narrative about the October version of Kershaw might have entered Mark Twain territory. Instead, with a snappy performance in a 2-hour, 28-minute game that was the World Series' shortest since 1992, he's rewriting his story on the fly.
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Kershaw didn't walk a batter. His 11 strikeouts tied Newcombe, who was at the park for Game 1, for the most K's in a walk-less performance. No World Series pitcher had ever hit those two benchmarks while also giving up three hits or fewer. It was a Koufax-like performance.
"I just saw [Koufax]," Kershaw said. "He's here. Yeah, he's in our corner. He's rooting for us. I've said it a million times, but he's a special guy. Not too many guys can have that pedigree and be the kind of man he is. And I'm thankful that I've gotten to hang out with him for a little while."
"Keuchel was really good tonight," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "He was just a pitch or two http://www.officialredsstore.com/authentic-5-johnny-bench-jersey.html less than Kershaw."
Kershaw had help, of course. As has been the case throughout a postseason run that has seen the http://www.officialtigersproshop.com/WOMENS-JUSTIN-VERLANDER-JERSEY.html Dodgers win eight of their nine games, the lights-out pitching staff got just enough long-ball support to get the win.
The sources of that power are becoming fixtures on the national stage alongside Kershaw. There's Chris Taylor, a utility player before this season, who was named co-MVP of the National League Championship Series win over the Chicago Cubs. He homered to left on the first pitch thrown by Mike Matheny Youth jersey Keuchel. The blast was measured at 447 feet by Statcast.
"He's the spark plug," Turner said. "When he goes, we go. When he gets on base, we're a lot better offense. So just to be able to be in the moment right there and be ready to hit, 0-0 on the first pitch of the World Series, and put that kind of swing on a ball and put us up 1-0 after one Mike Matheny Youth jersey pitch, it's incredible."
In the Dodgers' half of the sixth, Taylor drew a two-out walk off Keuchel to extend the inning. Just as it happened in the Dodgers' Game 2 win against the Cubs, Taylor's walk preceded a game-turning homer from the other NLCS co-MVP, Turner, who jolted the Dodger Stadium crowd with a shot to left field.
Turner's two RBIs gave him 26 for his postseason career, matching Duke Snider's franchise record. Turner has four homers and 14 RBIs in this postseason, that latter figure a Dodgers record all his own.
When Andrew Shaw was suspended by the NHL in 2016 for using a homophobic slur during a tirade in the penalty box, it cemented his reputation in the eyes of many fans, despite his eventual repentance.
He missed a playoff game for the Chicago Blackhawks, apologized to "the gay and lesbian community" and claimed that "wasn't who he was." After being traded to the Montreal Canadiens, those same fans were stunned when Shaw was named the team's LGBTQ ambassador in partnership with You Can Play.
"I knew people were going to think I was just doing it to save face," Shaw told the Chicago Tribune. "I knew that was going to happen, but I did it anyway. I think I'd be the best for that job because of what I went through last year."
Whether or not Shaw learned from this experience would be a matter of public trial, perhaps for the rest of his career. On Friday night, his skeptics were the Womens Trai Turner Jersey jury on a new alleged crime: Using that slur once again, and once again in an outburst in the penalty box, after an on-ice incident with Kevin Bieksa of the Anaheim Ducks.
Social media exploded with amateur lip-reading experts demonizing Shaw as a hypocrite, as video of the alleged slur made its way around the hockey world. Shaw was livid behind the scenes, protesting that he http://www.texasrangersprostore.com/WOMENS-IVAN-RODRIGUEZ-JERSEY.html hadn't used the slur again. The NHL used the same game footage that was being shared by fans, and thought there was enough there to look into whether Shaw did or did not use the slur. Hockey operations reached out to Shaw to discuss what was said.
He claimed he was protesting the fact that Bieksa sucker-punched him but wasn't given a penalty that fit the crime when both went off the ice in the third period. (Bieksa was given a double-minor for roughing and both players received game misconducts.)
What did Shaw say? According to sources, it was various incantations of "the f-word" that referenced where Bieksa punched him, Bieska's level of fitness and, in what Womens Trai Turner Jersey was caught on camera, Shaw claiming that "it's not [expletive] fair" that the officials ruled the way they had. But no slur was used.
Did the NHL take Shaw's word for it? No. Stephen Walkom, the NHL's director of officiating, interviewed all the on-ice officials, including referees Gord Dwyer and Francis Charron. The Anaheim penalty box official was interviewed as well. Each of them corroborated Shaw's story independently, and specifically denied hearing Shaw use any homophobic slurs.
The league released a statement on Sunday:"The League thoroughly investigated this matter including interviewing Andrew Shaw, on-ice officials and relevant off-ice officials. We are completely satisfied Womens Trai Turner Jersey that Andrew Shaw did not say the homophobic slur that has been alleged."
A few takeaways: The NHL's investigation of the http://www.officialhawkstore.com/John_Collins_Jersey matter, at the very least, shows they're taking this policing of language on the ice seriously. Now, whether or not this would have led to something substantial punitively is up for debate:
The league lost a huge amount of cachet after it refused to suspend Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf for what many deemed a homophobic comment during last year's Western Conference final, fining him instead. So, respect for the due diligence, but we'll hold the applause until the next time there needs to be consequences.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had baseball's best record (104-5, but the Houston Astros (101-61) weren't far behind, setting up what should be great World Series. But who is going to come out on top? With the series starting Tuesday in L.A. (8 p.m. ET, Fox), we asked 35 of our experts to give their predictions: World Series winner, how many games and MVP.
Here's a breakdown of their answers along with some more insights on why some of them made their picks.The Dodgers enter the series rested and ready and playing the same excellent baseball they played most of the summer. Manager Dave Roberts always has a plan: not too deep with his starting pitchers and then give the ball to Kenta Maeda, Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen, who have combined to allowed five hits in 21? innings in the postseason.
That late-game trio gives them the edge over the Astros. -- David Schoenfield, ESPN senior writer Sarah, you not only picked the Astros, but you also chose them in five. Why do you think Houston will get it done that quickly?
The Astros have momentum in their favor -- and I think it'll play a strong role. The Dodgers' pennant-clinching victory was convincing, but it happened a while ago. Since 2006, the World Series participant that clinched the pennant first has gone on to win the Fall Classic only once -- the 2008 Phillies. -- Sarah Langs, ESPN Stats & Information Bradford, the Dodgers are the favorites according to our experts. What do you think gives them the edge in this series?
The Yankees showed in the ALCS that the Astros' dynamic offense can be pitched to. Houston is an elite contact-hitting team (in a 2017 context), but the Dodgers, especially when their relievers are on the mound,
have combined terrific defense with soft contact from opponents. I'm also concerned about the collective workload of the Houston pitching staff because the Astros have played three more postseason games than L.A. As amazing as Justin Verlander has been, he enters the World Series with 230 innings pitched, including the playoffs.
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Andrew, you just saw the Astros beat the Yankees in the ALCS. What makes you think they can finish the job in the World Series?With Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel pitching on the road, the Astros will pick off a game or two on the road. Then they will take care of business at home, where they are so DeAndre Washington Authentic Jersey tough. -- Andrew Marchand, ESPN senior writer
Sam, who are you picking to win it all?These two great teams are so evenly matched that I'm not confident the difference between them would show up in a best-of-163-game series, let alone best of seven. http://www.officialnewjerseydevils.com/Adidas-Beau-Bennett-Jersey Given the benefits of home field and the extra days of rest and rotation-setting, the Dodgers start with small edges. By the time the Series goes back to Houston, those edges might well have flipped. - Sam Miller, ESPN Tim, you're one of two people to pick Yasiel Puig as the series MVP. Why is he your pick?
Puig will be the World Series MVP because the sheer volume of his contributions will be impossible to ignore. He will do something, maybe several somethings, to enrage just about everyone over the course of the series, but he will also save several runs with his glove and his arm.
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can see the headline now: Fog rolls in new view for football broadcasting.If only it were that easy.Like many of you, I had a blast watching more than half of Sunday Night Football via NBC's "SkyCam" view, one made necessary by the descent of fog that blocked traditional camera angles. It felt like I was playing Madden.
I saw routes develop from the quarterback's point of view. I noticed holes develop in the trenches. As the New England Patriots rolled to a numbing 23-7 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the camera's proximity provided an in-person feel that we don't usually get from the conventional sideline shot.
It seemed as though NBC had stumbled into something wonderful and new and perhaps paradigm-shifting. Suddenly, it was worth asking: Amid an NFL ratings drop, why not broadcast entire games from that view? If nothing else, SkyCam would connect with younger fans who grew http://www.authenticstarsstore.com/antoine-roussel-jersey_c-438.html up with and might actually expect the "Madden perspective."I reached out to NBC on the point, and soon learned that logistics trump our imaginations, at least for now -- as often occurs in the world of technology.
In a statement provided via email, SNF executive producer Fred Gaudelli said that "we've long talked about using SkyCam more in the live play-by-play coverage of the game," but that "some of the system's limitations" have stymied those efforts.
From the top, it's important to realize that Sunday night marked the first time NBC had installed two SkyCams for a regular-season game. One came from a camera positioned between 12-40 feet above the field. The second hovered 40-80 feet above the action to provide the "bird's eye," wide-angle view. Had only one SkyCam been available, the production and the views we saw would have been much more limited.Gaudelli noted three key limitations to the SkyCam view that discourage its widespread use. The first two are pretty straightforward.
"For one," Gaudelli said, "the ball is always moving away from the camera. Two, there are some geographical limitations to its fly zone."I can understand both points. It's incumbent on the broadcaster to keep sight of the ball. A video game is going to be better at providing a consistently zoomed perspective than anything in the real world. And because the cameras are suspended over the field, they might not be able to move toward and cover every possible angle of a football play.
The third limitation, Gaudelli said, is that two people operate the SkyCam system. Sunday night, it was coordinated by a pilot (Cody Taylor) who was responsible for where and how the cameras flew. There was also a camera operator (Ed Martino) who controlled the pan, title and zoom.
Taken together, Gaudelli said, "these obstacles keep us from using [SkyCam] as a main and constant viewing angle."
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ESPN, for example, has used SkyCam feeds as an alternative view for its college football offerings both on broadcast and digital channels. Perhaps it could be a cool “optional angle” that NFL viewers can choose when we reach the day -- coming sooner than you think -- that broadcasters stream multiple viewpoints over the internet. But unless the limitations of an overhead camera can be ironed out, it’s difficult to imagine it as more than a supplemental angle.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Washington Redskins have a good quarterback, one to build an offense around. The Eagles have a QB to build a franchise around, one who elevates the talent around him and can make plays when nothing seems available. There's a difference, and it was evident Monday night.
There's a lot that quarterback Kirk Cousins does well for the 3-3 Redskins -- and it's why they are in good shape as long as he's with Washington. But Philadelphia's Carson Wentz does what every team wants. He makes plays when the pocket collapses and has an arm strong enough to throw a 64-yard touchdown pass, yet he also can drop a perfect dime when touch is needed. He did all that in the Eagles' 34-24 win on Monday.
When the Redskins' line started to struggle -- or lose players -- the Eagles were able to contain Cousins and limit his ability to make plays. The Eagles applied pressure up the middle and kept him in the pocket. They could force him into mistakes -- look at the interception in the fourth quarter under duress. When Cousins had time, he was good, but when the line started suffering one injury after another, the Eagles capitalized on his limitations.
But aside from one throw -- he was hit on his lone interception, but it was still a bad pass -- Cousins was good. He did throw for 303 yards and three touchdowns. However, Wentz was spectacular and a difference-maker. There's a debate on where Cousins fits in the league's quarterback rankings; most would put him at around 10 to 15. Wentz should be in the MVP discussion.
"Kirk competed and http://authenticpenguinsjersey.com/rob-scuderi-jersey_c-436.html made some great throws, some great plays, and threw three touchdowns," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "But for the most part, there's a few ... I'm sure he wished he had back. Some I wish I had back and everybody in this locker room wishes they had back."
During his conference call with Philadelphia reporters on Thursday, Gruden bemoaned the fact that Wentz ended up with the Eagles. He was scratching his head at how that happened, joining the entire city of Cleveland -- save for the Browns' "brain" trust, which traded that pick. That move will haunt one city for years, as well as the rest of the NFC East.
Wentz fired four touchdown passes on Monday, including two late in the first half that grabbed the momentum away from Washington and gave Philadelphia a 17-10 halftime lead.
"He's a great player, hard to bring down," Gruden said of Wentz. "We got to him early, tried to rattle him a little bit, but he just played with great poise and made the big throw for a touchdown, and then got the touchdown at the end of the half. Then we tried to get some momentum to cut it to seven, and he had that big-time scramble."
The Redskins' biggest concern entering the game focused on Wentz and his ability to make plays. Wentz does what franchise quarterbacks need to do: make others better. He extends a play under duress, gets hit and finds Corey Clement for a touchdown. Wentz had a 64-yard strike for another score.
It's not that Cousins lost the game; that's far from the case. He faced a better defense than Wentz did, which is part of the problem. Cousins isn't getting enough help from receivers Josh Doctson or Terrelle Pryor Sr. But even when Wentz was stopped, he really wasn't. His 17-yard third-down scramble when he appeared all but tackled in Adam Joseph Duhe Youth jersey the fourth quarter was unreal and pivotal.
"That's what he's been doing all year," Redskins linebacker Mason Foster said of Wentz. "He's making big plays all the time."
Washington safety D.J. Swearinger went one step further: "He gets out of trouble, he breaks tackles and he throws dimes. He's a great quarterback, and he'll be one of Adam Joseph Duhe Youth jersey the greats in this league for a long time."
The Redskins spent a long time trying to decide what Cousins was worth. Just a strong guess: It'll someday cost them a chance to keep him long term. The http://www.officialmontrealcanadiens.com/Adidas-Andreas-Martinsen-Jersey Eagles won't hesitate to pay Wentz whatever it takes; there won’t be any debates.