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Since December 13, we can Path in Exile in a new patch, which not only brings new challenge alliances. ARPG's final game now also looks different, as the infinite world atlas is now dominated by the conquerors of the four atlases. These former exiles (like us!) Ran through the weird world during the election campaign and became crazy, and soon they can continue to pay attention to the "outbreak of war" world ...

That's why it's really cool to dress like them! You just have to give them fashion and the five conquerors look cool. This is also possible because in Path of Exile there are so-called support packages with special weapon effects, armor, weapons, POE Currency in the game, etc. The new packaging in 2020 represents the respective conquerors. Developers have now provided the official concept art for these great designs.

Thanks to these chic pictures, you can also check the face of the new boss opponent. Because rarely gaze in the harsh battle with powerful demigods. Our character quickly bites the grass while daydreaming. So if you want to know which animal is decorated with Veritania's helmet, how wonderfully decorated Al-Hezmin's armor is, or how gorgeous Drax moves around, you can see a lot of news on their website.

If you have aroused your interest now and want to know how the fan pack looks like in the game, you can check it on the official website and finally purchase it. If you think the POE Trade Currency on the official website are more expensive, you can choose to buy it at MMOAH, their website will always provide the best price, and product quality can be guaranteed.


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Regarding graphics, longtime fans of this game already know that last year it underwent a large-scale visual overhaul, bringing dynamic lighting and visual enhancement to the entire field of Path of Exile. The team took this overhaul even further by using a new graphics engine that will make visuals more dynamic than before. We learned about the appearance of Path of Exile from the game demo of ExileCon, and the results were shocking.

About POE Currency and POE Orbs. Here we dive into why we can't wait for the sequel to be released. GGG plans to overhaul the gems and how each of them works. First, please forget the 2 6-link item caps we have. Now, all items can become 6 links, which opens up huge opportunities for new combos. Most importantly, we don't have gear sockets. Instead, we will find a new panel that allows you to adjust the gems of each gear individually and exchange gears without removing items. This panel also lets you see the DPS output of each gem, which fans will love in the long run.

However, POE Orbs maintenance goes far beyond that. Path of Exile 2 introduces new gem types, such as meta gems, which let you equip auras and activate them immediately. This is an extension of the gem implementation system that GGG plans for the sequel. With it, each gem can now do more, providing a safe place for all supporting gems. Of course, other jewelry is also included, including POE Items.

Currently, Path of Exile 2 has no set publishing window. GrindingGear Games is expected to release its first version in 2021 and a playable beta version later this year. The studio promised to provide more information about the project at E3 2020.

This does not mean that the original game is complete. Until the sequel is released, the team will continue to provide extended services and their respective leagues for the rest of the year. Currently, the Metamorph Alliance has begun, so go to your preferred platform and "create some monsters".
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ST. Peter Shorts Jersey Store . PETERSBURG, Florida - On Tuesday afternoon, prior to the Blue Jays middle game of a three-game set with the Rays, TSN.ca sat down with manager John Gibbons to discuss the season to date. The following is the transcript of the 15-minute discussion: TSN.ca: John, here we are on the eve of the return of Jose Reyes. I take you back to the night that it happened, youre reclined in your seat, were all standing around you and you said, quote, "Its a killer." But depending on tonights result, youre either going to be four games above or two games above in a 66-game stretch without Jose Reyes. Your team has gotten through it and of course they were just on a terrific 11-game winning streak. How do you feel they pulled it off? GIBBONS: Well, Scott, that seems like a long time ago and at the time I said that it was definitely accurate. But I tip my hat to the guys, our players out there in the room for holding tough. It wasnt easy. Theres no doubt these last couple of weeks have definitely put us in a better position. But you know what, that group out there, they never panicked. They continued to play the right way, we werent always good but they approached it the right way. We hung around. Nobody could knock us out. With this last two weeks weve crawled right back in this thing. Theres a long way to go but its a good feeling that Joses coming back. Even at the time, throughout spring training, the way we kind of looked at the way the team was built, our depth at different positions, he was really the one guy we thought we couldnt afford to lose and sure enough. But hell be coming back riding that white horse and well be glad to have him. TSN.ca: Munenori Kawasaki was a big part of this and I think you know hes become a bit of a cult figure in Toronto. Looking at the statistics, this is a replacement player, because thats what he is, playing above replacement level. Some of those sabermetrics youre so big into… GIBBONS: Spell that. TSN.ca: Im not even going to try. But theyll tell you that. I would have to think that youre pleasantly surprised and I know Alex is surprised as well because he openly mused about potentially having to make a deal. Yet Kawasaki came in and he held the fort. GIBBONS: Yeah, Kawasaki did a tremendous job for us, he really did. He came out of nowhere, we didnt know what to expect. Early on, Alex was in the wires trying to acquire somebody but they had us in a vulnerable spot because they knew we were desperate. The asking price for some of the guys we were looking at was way too steep and so we decided Kawasaki was doing such a good job for us, throw him out there and let him do his thing. Hes done a tremendous job, he really has, he just brings, you look at his statistics, theyre not great, overwhelming statistics by any means but the little things he adds, the energy, the execution of the little things in baseball, the way he busts his butt on everything he does out there, things like that. The way he uplifts a team, you really cant calculate just how important that was to us. I tip my hat to the guy but theres no question, getting Reyes back, one of the better players in the game, hes been on rehab for a couple of weeks and everybody seems to think hes ready to go so well definitely welcome him back with open arms thats for sure. TSN.ca: There were fans who were frustrated earlier on in the season and there were fans who were over the moon the other day as you were on this near-historic franchise winning streak. Can you talk a little bit, for fans who are new to the game or maybe have rode this wave and struggled with it night in, night out, about the need over the course of an extremely long season to keep an even keel. Youre not as good as an 11-game win streak but youre not as bad as dropping 21 of your first 31 games. GIBBONS: Yeah, Scott, thats hard to do. This games an emotional rollercoaster not only for us guys involved here in this room but for our fan base out there. Coming into the season with expectations the way they were we wanted to get off to a great start. It didnt happen. Baseball is a long season, theres no doubt about that and when you get off to a slow start, when things are built up, it can become overwhelming. We all understand their frustrations because there were more frustrations in this room than probably out there. But, you know, our fans have been great, theyve stuck by us, theyve shown up to our games at home and theyve been behind us. Thats been a big part of it, especially on this late run. It proves, you know in Toronto there, you win and you put a good team on the field and theyll show up. Its like anywhere else, people want to see a winner. Thats the key. Now that the streak is over weve got to continue to play very good baseball. Weve climbed back in this thing but theres not a whole lot of room for error. We need to continue to play steady baseball. Our division is very good, its up for grabs, everybody beats up on everybody else, so we have to maintain some kind of consistency. TSN.ca: Injuries have played a factor and its still going to be a while before you get to put that left side of the infield that you thought you were going to be able to at the start of the year, out there together. Brett Lawrie is still a while off but it seems like you have, one through 25, down in the bullpen, the rotation is coming together, left-handed lineups, right-handed lineups, seem to have found roles for all of your players. How important has that been and did it take you longer or maybe a shorter period of time than you thought it would? GIBBONS: Well, yeah, weve kind of settled in to how were going to run things now. Players know against the lefties these guys are going to play; against the righties these guys are going to play. That did take a while to develop simply because when Reyes went down he was a mainstay in there and we kind of worked around him. You know, Lindy, at the start of the season he was in a platoon role and now hes a regular. There were times we do the same thing with Colby. There will be certain nights against certain lefties theyve had trouble with those guys probably will sit. It did take a while to develop because when we lost Reyes, you put Kawasaki at short and you give him a chance to hit but as time went on he struggled against left-handers so we put Izturis in and let him play there to get DeRosa more at bats. Its really kind of evolved and those guys are comfortable with those roles and been very productive. Everything has kind of revolved around what happened to Reyes and the fact that he was out and of course when Brett went down that opened up some more spots where we had to do some more mixing and matching, those kind of things. I really like the way theyve been playing and good or bad, one thing you can count on with this team, this group of guys out there, they show up everyday, they lay it on the field and thats really all you can ask. TSN.ca: Brett is so young and intense. I remember asking Mark DeRosa what Brett needs to do when it is that he does get back. He told me Lawrie needs to relax. If you could say one thing to Brett upon his return to help him out, what would that be? GIBBONS: Relax. TSN.ca: I opened that door for you but maybe thats it, right, because he takes his craft seriously and he was struggling there after the injury in spring training. GIBBONS: Yeah but thats the key. You can say that all you want but that takes time, through experience, getting comfortable, being productive at this level, you know what I can do this on a daily basis at this level, knowing you know what, I belong. It takes guys a while. Hes been up here the last couple of years but its not unheard of that it takes a few years for guys to finally settle in. The skys the limit for Brett. Nobody plays the game harder, you know nobody cares more. Hell run through a wall for you and he wants to win. In a lot of ways you wish there were more guys in this profession to be honest with you. Everybody always says and its the truth, youd rather have a guy with that kind of intensity that plays that way because he can back down a little bit. Its tough to get the kind of guy thats dead, and just kind of lackluster, its tough to rub those guys up. Its usually not in them. In due time, with a little more experience, I think Brett will settle in and he will relax more. Thats the key because the sport of baseball is so much different than the other sports. In other sports the harder you try, sometimes the better you get because you can run harder, you can block harder, you can hit some guys harder, thats just the nature of the game. Baseball is a slow moving game and sometimes, different guys personalities, its tough for them to relax but usually over time with a little success that usually takes place. TSN.ca: Got to ask you about your bullpen. Theyve been unbelievable. I think theyve got a sub-1.00 ERA in the last two weeks. Brett Cecils retired 40-plus batters without allowing a hit. Casey Janssen has just the one blown save all season. As you slotted things out in spring training to where we are now, did you foresee each guy falling into the role that he is now in and just a general comment on their performance because theyve been used a lot and theyve been consistently excellent. GIBBONS: Yeah, Scott, its a special bunch down there, a really talented group. Thats kind of evolved too, you know earlier in the season we were struggling in our rotation, those guys were getting used an awful lot. Everythings kind of balanced out lately with the results weve been getting out of our rotation. All those guys are very well rested. A lot of times you see the results because of that. Theres a group out there that you want to go to with leads and were able to do that. Plus our depth is so strong out there now that we feel confident bringing any of them in at any time and thats a luxury. Most teams cant do that. Weve been a little banged up there, you know with Janssen we monitor him but he seems to be turning the corner on that. Darren Oliver went down for an extended period of time there. Sergio Santos. So weve gone through some changes. I think Cecils been off the charts and it couldnt happen to a better guy. Delabar, everybody knew what he was. I think in a lot of ways when we really took off is when Wagner came on board. It was at the time that we were putting Esmil Rogers in the rotation. Wagner came along and was a guy who could get a tough right-hander out in a key spot late in the game and that really has added a lot to our team. Of course Loupy is the swing guy out there. He can pitch multiple innings or he can come in and get a big out for you, things like that. We have a lot of different options down there, a lot of different combinations we can attack you with. The key still lies in the rotation getting you deep enough into the game and giving you a chance to win with a lead or a tie or something like that or at least in a close game youre down a run or two and those guys can hold you right there and give you a chance to win. TSN.ca: The schedule is the schedule and you cant change it. But there are teams that get to beat up on the Houston Astros or the Seattle Mariners a lot more than American League East teams can. You play four other quality teams 18 or 19 times each and they would say the same thing. Do you concern yourself with the fact that, I mean other than winning more than you lose, hey man weve got to go through the grind here in the next three months. Almost every night youre playing a tough team home or road. GIBBONS: Well this divisions always been that way, top to bottom. I remember in my first go around here when the Yankees and the Red Sox were the top two teams in all of baseball with the star power and stuff like that. Its kind of changed a little bit but the balance in how tough the division is is still the same. At the major league level all the teams are good. Some teams are stronger than others, no doubt about that, but on any given night if you get a well pitched outing that team has the chance to win regardless of what their record is. The thing about our division, you look, everybodys over .500 at this point. Its definitely a grind. Its almost like the game is played a little different. This division has become known as a grinding division and I think the Yankees and the Red Sox kind of set that tone years ago where they grind out at bats. They make you use your bullpen. You go to a three, four-game series, youre using everybody damn near everyday, thats just the way the games are played. Theyre long, drawn out games. Something that I dont think thats talked about much is that in our division all the ballparks we play in are home run hitting parks. A leads never safe and youre never really out of a game. You get a couple of guys on and a home run gets you right back in it and vice versa. That, in a lot of ways, is what makes it so grueling. Youve got some parks where a lazy fly ball is a home run. Youre sitting over there and youve got to be conscious of that. In some parks a guy may smoke a ball but it may get to the gap or may one hop the wall. A home run can kill you but a double doesnt. In our division that seems to be the way it is. There are a lot of factors and its not easy. The team that comes out of this division has definitely earned it, thats for sure. Cosmo Iacavazzi Jersey Store . - Ryan Spooner scored twice to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-1 victory over the New York Islanders in a preseason game Friday night. Geoff Schwartz Jersey Store . "He came up to me and said, I want to train," said Toronto coach Ryan Nelsen. The 26-year-old midfielder is expected to play Saturday night when Toronto hosts D.C. United, returning to his Major League Soccer squad with mixed feelings about the Americans World Cup run -- sad that it ended when it did but proud of his teams performance.MIAMI -- LeBron James watched from the bench in a stylish grey suit, and with the game deadlocked at halftime, he took off his necktie. Soon the tie on the scoreboard was gone, too. Stout defence plus Chris Boshs outside shooting and a boost from Miamis reserves helped the Heat overcome the absence of their MVP on Sunday to beat the Chicago Bulls 93-79. "We were missing a pretty big man," Dwyane Wade said. "Theres nothing we can do to replace the best player in the world, but we just had to go out there and play team basketball on both ends of the floor." James was a late scratch after he broke his nose in Thursdays win at Oklahoma City, and his teammates picked up the slack. Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden replaced James for his first NBA start since December 2009, and reserves Chris Andersen, Michael Beasley and Ray Allen helped the Heat pull away in the second half. "You dont want to see guys out," said coach Erik Spoelstra, who earned his 300th career victory. "But when guys are out, Im always curious to see how you respond as a team. Weve have several of these games that could have been excuse games, but guys have stepped up." Bosh tied a career high with four 3-pointers and had 28 points and 10 rebounds. Wade added 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while Mario Chalmers contributed 12 points and nine assists. Defence did the rest against the offensively challenged Bulls. "Were starting to put it together defensively," Bosh said. "We got off to a slow start early in the season, but I think right now were starting to get it, starting to click." Like the Heat, the Bulls were also short-handed, with starter Jimmy Butler a late scratch because of bruised ribs. They shot 36 per cent, went 6 for 21 from 3-point range and were called for a 24-second violation at least six times, including twice in a row. "We werent playing with a good enough thrust," guard Kirk Hinrich said. "We were slow getting into our stuff. We didnt make quick decisions, and we got stuck fighting the clock." Joakim Noah had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks for the Bulls, who had won five in a row. "Those guys have ended our seasons a lot," Noah said. "Youve got to hate playing those guys, and every time we play them our intensity has to be high. We did it in sspurts, it wasnt good the whole time, and thats whats disappointing. DeShawn Williams Jersey Store. " Miami, playing at home for the first time in 20 days, extended its winning streak to five games. Wade sealed the victory by sinking a jumper with less than three minutes left, giving the Heat their first 18-point lead. Earlier two of his points came on free throws after he improvised a backward somersault when fouled hard in the lane. Otherwise there werent a lot of acrobatics from the typically high-flying Heat, who shot 42 per cent and had only seven fast-break points. Contributing to the workmanlike effort was the 7-foot Oden, playing his 11th game after being sidelined by knee trouble for 3 1/2 years. He had five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes. "Greg was great," Spoelstra said. "Hes an active player for somebody that big, and hes very intelligent. He has a good grasp of what we want to do." The stoic Oden shrugged off the milestone of returning to the starting lineup. "Im starting to feel a little more comfortable out there, and I think guys are starting to feel more comfortable with me," he said. "Its something we can build on. Being able to put me in that starting lineup showed some confidence in me." James, missing a game for only the second time this season, drew a big ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard during an early timeout. During another timeout in the fourth quarter, when the Heat had built a big cushion, he danced to music blaring over the public address system while his teammates huddled. They scored on seven consecutive possessions during a 16-2 run at the end of the third quarter that put them ahead 65-52. The catalysts were unlikely: In quick succession, Andersen dunked on an alley-oop, Allen hit a runner and Beasley banked home a basket. "It doesnt matter if LeBrons out," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Theyre a good team. That team has other players. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade -- those are All-Stars, too. The bench is deep. Thats a championship team." NOTES: Spoelstra earned his 300th victory in his 448th game. Only five coaches reached the milestone more quickly, including his boss, Pat Riley, who did it the fastest at 416 games. ... Wades seven offensive rebounds were a career high. ... The Bulls fell to 24-6 when leading after one quarter. ... Miami improved to 8-1 in February. ' ' '
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BARCELONA, Spain -- Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid roll to a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao Sunday hours before the Spanish club announced it had signed Gareth Bale to pair him with the Portugal forward in one of the most formidable attacks in football. Carolina Hurricanes Shirts . Not to be overshadowed by Bales imminent arrival, Lionel Messi needed 41 minutes to score his 23rd career hat trick for Barcelona in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Valencia. Barcelona sports director Andoni Zubizarreta was one of the first to extend his welcome to the new reinforcement of the defending champions fierce rivals. "(Bale) is coming to add his part to this great league," Zubizarreta said. "A player of his talent shows that this league is strong. He will improve the competition." Silent just after its match against Bilbao, Madrid later announced Bale was leaving Tottenham and signing a six-year contract, ending the longest transfer saga of the off-season one day before the market closed. Having gone scoreless in Madrids first two wins to start season, Ronaldo headed in Madrids second goal in first-half injury time to add to Francisco "Isco" Alarcons 26th-minute opener from Karim Benzemas pass. Benzema assisted Isco again in the 73rd for his third goal in as many games since joining from Malaga this off-season. "Things are going well considering we have just started the season, three for three so far," said the 21-year-old Isco. "We are getting better game by game. Thats our goal." Messi started his treble in the 11th when Sergio Busquets intercepted a pass and shuffled the ball to Cesc Fabregas, who then used one touch to send Messi charging into the area and over goalkeeper Diego Alves before rolling the ball home. The sequence of Busquets robbing the ball, Fabregas assisting, and Messi scoring repeated itself in the 39th. Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino had said after Barcelonas 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid earlier this week that he wanted Messi and Neymar to link up more in attack. Martino got what he had asked for when Neymar picked out Messi arriving down the middle of the area to slice his pass into the net for his league-leading fifth goal in two games after sitting out one match due to a muscle problem. But just when it appeared Barcelona would romp, Valencia striker Helder Postiga used an acrobatic volley to pull one back in the 44th before he scored with a header from a corner kick in first-half injury time. Neymar was involved twice more in almost getting Messi another goal, only to see the Argentine miss both late chances before goalkeeper Victor Valdes was forced to tip the shot by Valencia substitute Jonas off his post four minutes from time. "The concern that Messi and Neymar didnt combine in their first game together, well, they solved that in 24 hours," Martino said. Barcelona said Busquets ended the match with pain in his right leg and will undergo tests. Elsewhere, Atletico won 2-1 at Real Sociedad thanks to David Villas goal in the 27th and assist for Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion to add a second in the 56th. Sociedads Xabi Prieto halved the final difference in the 69th in a clash between two teams set to make long-awaited returns to the Champions League. Atletico, Barcelona, Madrid and promoted Villarreal are the only teams with three wins in as many rounds. Espanyol, meanwhile, remained unbeaten after drawing 0-0 at home with the winless Real Betis, and Malaga drew 2-2 at Sevilla after Kevin Gameiro equalized twice for the hosts. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti started Diego Lopez instead of Iker Casillas for the third straight match, but the goalkeeper could do nothing to stop substitute Ibai Gomez from getting Bilbaos consolation goal in the 79th. Ancelotti said that defender Fabio Coentrao was staying at the club after changing his mind over a transfer. Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera did not play a day after his club said it had rejected an offer for him from Manchester United. Coach Ernesto Valverde said that his benching had nothing to do with the interest from United and that he expected Herrera to stay. Before the match started, Madrid dismantled a stage it had set up inside the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last weekend for Bales presentation. It will go back up early on Monday for the Wales winger to be paraded in front of his new fans. Isco poked his first goal under goalkeeper Iago Herrerin after Benzema set him up with a scooped pass made easier by Bilbaos Andoni Iraola who failed to move forward with the rest of the defensive line, leaving Isco onside to take the ball alone in the box. "Isco is playing very well, it looks like he has been playing here a long time," Ancelotti said. Ronaldo extended the hosts lead by running free to head Angel Di Marias dipping free kick into the corner of the net. Isco fired in Madrids third after controlling Benzemas short cross with one touch and scored to ensure Bilbao would suffer its first loss of the season following two victories. Carolina Hurricanes Pro Shop ." Also, defencemen "were found to be at a higher risk of suffering a concussion than other players, perhaps due to turning their back to retrieve pucks along the boards, which leaves them vulnerable. Fake Hurricanes Jerseys . Dalton completed his only pass and led the Bengals to a touchdown in his only drive -- one that took four minutes to finish -- and the Cincinnati Bengals ended the preseason with a 27-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night.Substitute Marnick Vermijl ensured a losing start to the new Dean Holdsworth era at Bolton with an 86th minute winner to complete a 2-1 Sky Bet Championship derby win for Preston. The Wanderers new chief executive, in control after the Sports Shield consortium finally took control from Eddie Davies in midweek, saw Liam Trotter put the Trotters ahead midway through the first half.But after the break Jordan Hugills headed equaliser and Vermijl, nine minutes after joining the action, completed a second-half comeback for Simon Graysons side. Certainly, since the drabbest of goalless draws at Deepdale last October, the fortunes of the Lancashire neighbours have taken contrasting routes. Wanderers have won only three Championship games since then while North Ends rise up the table has been powered by 10 victories.A run of three games without victory prior to this match had probably done for Prestons play-off chances but they kicked off 23 points better off than rivals heading for League One.Preston were almost in front after just 15 seconds with a Calum Woods effort from Adam Reachs cross. Instead the strikers effort grazed the top of Paul Rachubkas crossbar. Marnick Vermijl grabbed the winner at the Macron And that let-off was magnified when Bolton took the lead with Trotters 22nd minute goal. Wholesale Hurricanes Jerseys. Gary Madine had a penalty appeal turned down and Zach Clough missed a great chance with a close range header minutes earlier.But when Mark Davies squared the ball to Trotter the ex-Millwall midfielder side-footed the opening goal beyond Anders Lindegaard.Despite seeing their side fall behind, Preston fans joined in 33rd-minute tribute to the 33 fans killed in the Burnden Park disaster 70 years earlier, many waving bowler hats as part of the occasion.It took until the 57th minute for North End to get back on level terms. Rachubka got a hand to unmarked Hugills effort but could not keep the ball out in front of 4,400 North End supportersHugills goal from Reachs assist was the first by a North End player against the Trotters since Lee Cartwright 24 years earlier.Bottom of the table Bolton responded well as Anders Lindegaard saved from Davies and Clough while Davies was convinced he should have had a penalty for a foul by Daniel Johnson.Referee Paul Tierney remained unmoved and Boltons season long defensive frailties re-surfaced as Vermeil, possibly with Eoin Doyle applying a final touch, poked the ball beyond Rachubka for the winner. ' ' '
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NEW ORLEANS -- Tim Duncan stood under New Orleans basket for several seconds, a bemused expression on his face, seemingly pondering how he could have fouled out with half a quarter still left in a surprisingly tight contest between the Western Conference-leading Spurs the reeling New Orleans Pelicans. Mike McGlinchey Super Bowl Jersey . As Duncan finally starting walking to the bench, with mocking cheers raining down from the stands, Spurs point guard Tony Parker decided it was time for him to take over. Parker capped a 27-point outing with three clutch layups in the final minutes, and the Spurs held on for their fifth straight victory, 101-95 on Monday night. "I was in attack mode," Parker said. "When I saw TD go out, I knew I was going to be aggressive and try to create for myself or for my teammates." Duncan scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds before fouling out with 6:02 to go. Manu Ginobili added 14 points, Kawhi Leonard 13 and Marco Belinelli 12 for San Antonio, which sent hobbled New Orleans to its sixth straight loss since leading scorer Ryan Anderson went out with a herniated disk. Anthony Davis had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Brian Roberts, starting at point guard for the injured Jrue Holiday (fracture right tibia), scored a season-high 19 points for New Orleans. Eric Gordon added 12 points and Al-Farouq Aminu pulled down 13 rebounds. "We really dont like moral victories, but we came in and competed," Roberts said. "Unfortunately, they made plays down the stretch. They are a veteran team. They are going to keep their composure through those stretches. Hats off to them. New Orleans led from late in the first quarter until late in the third, when Parkers 17-foot jumper gave the Spurs a 74-73 lead. The shot was part of an 11-0 run, capped by Matt Bonners 3, that put San Antonio ahead 79-73 early in the fourth quarter. New Orleans, however, declined to fold, and kept it close into the final minute. "They made it hard on us. We were in survive mode in that first (half)," Parker said. "You have to give them a lot of credit. They played with a lot of energy and it was hard to get that win." Davis running hook as he was fouled by Duncan gave New Orleans one more brief lead at 87-86 with 7:08 to play. San Antonio regained the lead on Parkers layup, but then Duncan fouled out when he tried to stop Gordons drive. Gordon missed the second of two free throws to tie it, however, the Pelicans were further hurt by three turnovers down the stretch, two by Davis and one by Aminu. San Antonio led 94-90 on Belinellis 3, but Roberts came right back with a 3 for New Orleans. Leonard responded with a 3 of his own, but Roberts runner off the glass pulled New Orleans to 97-95 with 1:46 still left. Gordons steal set up a potential tying possession, but Davis short jumper rimmed out, and Parker converted a difficult reverse scoop with 44 seconds left to make it 99-95. The Pelicans set up Roberts for a quick 3, but it rimmed out and New Orleans did not threaten again. "We had our chances tonight and we just didnt execute down the stretch. We had three costly turnovers in the last few minutes of the game," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "We had 87 looks tonight -- 87 shots. We just need to put the ball in the basket." The Pelicans managed to open up a double digit lead in the second quarter when Anthony Morrows floater made it 41-30. The Spurs quickly closed the gap later in the period with an 8-0 run capped by consecutive layups by Duncan and Parker. The Pelicans maintained the lead for the rest of the half, but Belinelli, who played for New Orleans when the club was called the Hornets, hit a 20-foot fadeaway to pull San Antonio to 51-50 at halftime. Notes: San Antonio G Danny Green missed his first game with a fractured finger in his left hand and is expected to be out for about four weeks. ... The Spurs improved to 24-0 when leading after three quarters. ... New Orleans G Austin Rivers scored 11 points, his sixth time in double digits this season. ... Davis now has 12 games this season in which he has scored at least 20 points and grabbed at least 10 rebounds. Terrell Owens Super Bowl Jersey .com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers made it official Tuesday and signed pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a four-year contract. Ahkello Witherspoon Super Bowl Jersey . Just ask Arsenal fans. However, Arsene Wenger has repeatedly told anyone willing to listen that finishing in that spot is more important than winning a cup competition.Jonathan Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads suffered concussion-like symptoms after being hit in Fridays game against the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Drouin was hit hard into the boards from behind by Remparts winger Adam Erne in the first period and did not return. He skated off the ice on his own. Erne received a major for checking from behind and a game misconduct. A serious injury would have world junior championship immplications for both Drouin and Team Canada. Jimmie Ward Super Bowl Jersey. The 18-year-old Ste. Agathe, Que., native is among 25 invitees to Canadas selection camp, which begins Thursday in Toronto. Drouin played in last years tournament on a Canadian squats that finished fourth in Ufa, Russia. Drouin, who was taken third overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning at last summers NHL Draft, sits second in QMJHL scoring with 17 goals and 33 assists through 23 games. ' ' '
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NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators signed centre Olli Jokinen on Wednesday in their latest attempt to boost an offence that has lacked punch. Yeezy 350 v2 Cloud White Pas Cher . The 35-year-old Jokinen had 18 goals and 25 assists in 82 games last season for the Winnipeg Jets. He signed a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. "Olli is a guy that all through his career has played against the top lines," Predators general manager David Poile said during a news conference. "Hes a big, physical player that can play against the best players in the National Hockey League. His record speaks for itself. Hes a guy thats scored a lot of goals in his career. We expect that this is another guy thats going to help us increase our offensive production." The Predators ranked 19th in the league with 2.61 goals per game last season and missed the playoffs for the second straight year. After the season, the Predators fired Barry Trotz -- the only coach in franchise history - and replaced him with Peter Laviolette. Laviolette and Poile have discussed the Predators hopes of improving the teams offence. The Predators off-season moves have reflected that desire. The Predators acquired forward James Neal in a Friday trade that sent forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Neal had 27 goals and 34 assists in 59 games this season, which marked the sixth straight year he scored at least 20 goals. Now theyve added a veteran presence in Jokinen, who has 317 goals and 423 assists in 1,169 career regular-season games that have taken him all over the NHL. Jokinen had two stints with Calgary and also played with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes and New York Rangers before coming to Winnipeg in 2012. Jokinen, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound centre, has scored at least 20 goals in seven seasons and has reached the 30-goal mark four times. Jokinen was an NHL All-Star in 2003, and he has been a team captain or alternate captain in eight of his last 11 seasons. Poile cited Jokinens experience and versatility should help the Predators. Poile said the Predators are penciling Jokinen in at centre but also believe he can play wing. "With all the young players that we have here, I think the idea of adding that veteran forward presence was the right thing to do," Poile said. Yeezy 350 v2 Black Pas Cher . Case in point: LeBron James vs. Ben McLemore. James was driving to the rim in the first quarter and McLemore decided to try to take the charge, which was quite admirable and predictably futile. Yeezy 350 V2 Hyperspace Pas Cher . Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.Fridays GamesAHLCharlotte 3 Oklahoma City 2Grand Rapids 5 Utica 1Hartford 4 Springfield 3Portland 4 Bridgeport 2Syracuse 3 Lehigh Valley 2St. Johns 5 Binghamton 2Rochester 3 Adirondack 2Providence 2 Manchester 1 (OT)Hamilton 3 Toronto 0Albany 3 Worcester 2Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 Norfolk 2Milwaukee 4 Iowa 3Texas 3 Chicago 2---NBATToronto 91 Philadelphia 86Atlanta 103 Oklahoma City 93Miami 89 Indiana 87Cleveland 129 Charlotte 90New York 113 Orlando 106Chicago 102 Dallas 98New Orleans 92 Minnesota 84San Antonio 99 L. Yeezy 350 v2 Static Pas Cher. A. Lakers 85 Houston 113 Phoenix 111Boston 100 Denver 99Golden State 126 Sacramento 101---NLLToronto 13 Buffalo 11 ' ' '
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UNIONDALE, N. Dallas Stars Gear .Y. -- One day after Kyle Okposo was left off the U.S. Olympic team, the New York Islanders forward added another clip to his highlight reel. Okposo scored 58 seconds into overtime to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night after they blew a two-goal lead to the Stanley Cup champions. Barring injuries to others, Okposo will likely be home during the Sochi Olympics. Yet he didnt hang his head after being passed over. "Youre giving me chills right now," Okposo said during an on-ice interview as the Nassau Coliseum crowd chanted "U-S-A! U-S-A!" "Sometimes you get tough bounces in life," Okposo added. "You dont always achieve your goals. Tonight I thought I left everything out there." Casey Cizikas scored in his 100th NHL game, and Thomas Vanek added a goal for the Islanders. Defenceman Andrew MacDonald had two assists, and Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves. Okposo ended it with his 16th goal. "He was probably a little disappointed," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said of the Olympic snub. "He is just excited that we won the game." The Islanders have won three straight, building off a pair of comeback road victories against Minnesota and Boston -- Chicagos opponent in last years Cup finals. "Right now, were competing and were winning some battles we werent winning earlier this season," Capuano said. "With Boston and Chicago, you can see the skill level. We had to be on our toes, we had to be sharp, we had to execute." Brent Seabrook scored in the second period, and Ben Smith early in the third scored to help the Blackhawks rally for a standings point. Patrick Kane was held without a point for the second consecutive game after recording at least one in a career-best 14 straight. Crawford returned from a 10-game injury absence and improved as the game went on, shining after his club got even. He finished with 31 saves and was superb in the third. "The energy was definitely there. I was seeing the puck pretty well," Crawford said. "There were maybe some rebounds I gave up that usually I take care of but I felt pretty good." The Islanders have a four-game winning streak on the road, but havent had recent success at home. Since their last regulation win at Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 12 against Nashville, the Islanders are just 2-5-4 there. "I definitely hope something is brewing," Nabokov said. "We have to stick with the moment and our game plan. The defence did a great job clearing rebounds. That was the key. "We have put three together," Nabokov said. "Now we have to for the fourth one." Chicago is 8-1-3 in its last 12 games. "They attacked," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "They have some quickness and speed and they make plays. It was nice to get it to overtime, but it didnt last very long." Several inches of snow piled up in the parking lot and on cars during the game. The Islanders offered all ticket-holders, whether they came to the game or not, the opportunity to exchange tickets for any weekday home game this season. Also, hot dogs and sodas were discounted to $2. Though the crowd thinned after the second period, many seats were filled despite the ominous forecast that called for upward of 10 inches of snow by Friday. Many of the 13,618 in attendance were decked out in Blackhawks red, but when cheers of "Lets Go Hawks!" went up, they were met with boos and counter calls of "Lets Go Islanders!" Smiths tying goal 1:50 into the third elicited a loud celebratory cheer that wasnt answered by home team supporters. After a turnover in the Islanders end, Patrick Sharp brought the puck from behind the net and tried to jam it in. A scramble in the crease ensued, and Smith poked in his fifth of the season. Cizikas made a quick impact in the first period when he knocked the puck free from Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell and then beat Bickell to the loose puck at the Chicago blue line. Cizikas corralled the puck, skated in alone on Crawford and scored his fifth of the season with 4:36 left in the period after shifting from backhand to forehand. Outside of that, the Blackhawks had the better of the play in the opening frame, holding a 12-5 edge in shots. The Islanders doubled their lead 8:09 into the second when Vanek netted his 14th goal with a backhander in front off a rebound of MacDonalds shot. New York took the first penalty of the game when Matt Carkner was sent off for tripping with 2:34 remaining in the second, and Chicagos potent power play took advantage. Kris Versteeg sent a crisp, cross-zone pass to the left circle to Seabrook, who ripped a one-timer as he crouched to a knee past Nabokov for his fifth of the season with 1:24 left in the period. Sharp took the Blackhawks first penalty, cross-checking with 24.5 seconds to go in the second. The Islanders started the third with 1:36 left on the advantage but couldnt convert. NOTES: The Blackhawks entered with the NHLs third-best power play and the top road unit. New York has the worst penalty-killing unit at home. ... Chicago D Michael Kostka played his sixth game. Fellow defenceman Sheldon Brookbank and Michal Rozsival were out. Custom Dallas Stars Jerseys . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. Stars Jerseys 2021 .com) - Eric Fehrs goal 42 seconds into overtime lifted the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Columbus, halting the Blue Jackets seven-game win streak.Every night of the Stanley Cup playoffs, TSN hockey analyst and former NHL goaltender Jamie McLennan breaks down each goalies performance. Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks (5) –Crawford does not get enough credit for what he does for the Blackhawks. He was sharp early with saves on Richards and Gaborik in the first period and his positioning was outstanding, making it look easy. He made big saves at the right time as well; huge saves on Clifford and Gaborik with the score tied 1-1, kept the Blackhawks in the game. His great crease play on Carter in the third was also key in keeping the lead. Crawford got some help from the post on the Toffoli breakaway, but his aaggressive stick forces Toffoli to bobble it. Fake Stars Jerseys. Overall, he was dialed in today and a big reason they won. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (3) - Quick was solid today. He didnt have much of a chance on the three goals against; the first goal was a screen/ tip, second was a tip that skipped up and went top shelf, and the third was a three-on-one that Toews makes a great shot backdoor. He fought a lot of traffic all game long as Bickell set up shop in his crease and the Blackhawks drove the net hard every chance they had. He did a very good job stopping shots by Kane, Oduya and Hossa shots with traffic in front of the net. It was evident the Blackhawks game plan was to get traffic in front of him and make his life miserable. ' ' '
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Striker Carlos Tevez was left out of Argentinas preliminary 30-man squad for the World Cup on Tuesday. Tom Rathman Super Bowl Jersey . Despite having just led Juventus to the Italian league title as the teams top scorer, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella ignored pleas from Tevez passionate fan base in Argentina. Sabella has never called up the hard-working striker since taking charge of the national team in 2011. Instead hes put his faith in Ezequiel Lavezzi and Rodrigo Palacio as substitutes for star attackers Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero. All were included in Sabellas initial 30-player squad, which will be reduced to a final 23 by a FIFA deadline of June 2. The 30-year-old Tevez has scored 19 goals in the Italian Serie A this season. "I am sorry I had to leave out good players," Sabella said, without mentioning names. He also excluded veteran midfielder Esteban Cambiasso of Inter Milan but included Manchester Citys Martin Demichelis, who hasnt played for the national team for two years. While Argentinas attack is among the worlds strongest, the team looks weaker at the back. Sergio Romero remains Sabellas first-choice goalkeeper even though hes not a regular starter for French club Monaco. Mariano Andujar of Catania and Agustin Orion of Boca Juniors were called up as Romeros backups in the preliminary squad. Sabella included central defenders Federico Fernandez and Ezequiel Garay along with fullbacks Pablo Zabaleta and Marco Roja. Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago was selected despite receiving a knee injury last month. Gago damaged a ligament in his left knee last month in the Argentine league. The midfield lineup also includes Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega. ------ Argentina: Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Monaco), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Agustin Orion (Boca Juniors). Defenders: Federico Fernandez (Napoli), Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Martin Demichelis (Manchester City), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon), Jose Basanta (Monterrey), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter Milan), Nicolas Otamendi (Atletico Mineiro), Lisandro Lopez (Getafe), Gabriel Mercado (River Plate). Midfielders: Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors), Ever Banega (Newells Old Boys), Augusto Fernandez (Celta Vigo), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Maxi Rodriguez (Newells Old Boys), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter Milan), Enzo Perez (Benfica), Fabian Rinaudo (Catania), Jose Sosa (Atletico Madrid). Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan), Franco Di Santo (Werder Bremen). Jeff Wilson Super Bowl Jersey ." The game can be seen live on TSN starting with Monday Night Countdown at 6:30 p.m et/3:30 p.m. pt. The Patriots, who had a bye in Week 10, will look to continue the offensive success they had a week earlier when New England scored 55 points and racked up 610 yards of total offense in a 55-31 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jason Verrett Super Bowl Jersey . Jurrjens signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati in May, and was 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA at Triple-A Louisville. He has a 53-37 record with a 3.63 ERA in seven major league seasons, including five with Atlanta. BALTIMORE -- There wont be too many games in which James Shields throws seven innings of three-hit ball and is upstaged by a teammate. This was one of them. Omar Infante homered and tied a career high with six RBIs to carry the Kansas City Royals over the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 on Sunday. Shields (3-2) allowed two runs, struck out six and walked two in winning his third straight start. The right-hander gave up only an infield hit in the first five innings and improved to 10-7 lifetime against Baltimore, including 7-2 at Camden Yards. Shields was more impressed with Infantes performance, which included a fine defensive play at second base against Baltimore leadoff hitter Jemile Weeks. "Omar, definitely the player of the game," Shields said. "It all started with that first play he made barehanded. He had a great day today. Definitely carried our team." Infante hit a run-scoring groundout in the first inning, a sacrifice fly in the third, a two-run double in the fifth and a two-run shot in the seventh. He entered with one home run and 11 RBIs in 21 games. "It was a great day for me," Infante said. "Im happy because that has not happened too many times for a player. It was a great day for the team. Ive been working hard in the cage. The last couple of days I hit a lot of fly balls. I dont like that; I want to drive the ball." The last time Infante had six RBIs was last Sept. 13 with the Tigers against Kansas City. The starter for the Royals that day was .... James Shields. "Im glad hes on my team now," Shields said. Nori Aoki scored three runs for the Royals, who took two of three from Baltimore to conclude a 3-4 road trip that began in Cleveland. Kansas City is 12-0 when scoring at least four runs and 0-12 when scoring three runs or fewer. "I take it we need to score four runs. Were trying to do it more," manager Ned Yost said. "Its just a testament to how good our pitching is, how good our bullpen is. How good our starting pitchers are, how consistent they are that we could have that kind of record." Nelson Cruz hit his seventh homer for the Orioles, who finished with five hits. Before the game, Baltimore pput slugger Chris Davis on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Fred Warner Super Bowl Jersey. Miguel Gonzalez (1-2) gave up four runs, three earned, and six hits in six innings. "Deserved a better fate," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. The Orioles quickly got a hint of what kind of day it was going to be when Aoki, leading off the first, hit a fly to centre that popped out Adam Jones glove for a three-base error. Infante followed with a grounder to shortstop that put the Royals ahead for good. "Missed it," Jones acknowledged. It wasnt the Orioles only mistake. "We made a couple of good decisions with pitchouts (but) we werent able to execute that," Showalter said. "Those are two free outs. Then obviously, Adams one of the best centre fielders in the game. So Im not going to lament that at all. Hes been a rock for us out there. You spot them, give them those type of things that they dont earn, with Shields on the mound, thats not a good combination." Baltimore fell to 0-7 in games it makes an error. The Orioles are 12-5 without committing an error. After Jarrod Dyson singled and scored in the third, singles by Alcides Escobar and Aoki preceded Infantes double in the fifth. Baltimore closed to 4-2 in the sixth when Jemile Weeks singled and Cruz homered to centre, but Kansas Citys four-run seventh against reliever Evan Meek turned the game into a blowout. After Infante connected, Alex Gordon doubled in two runs for an 8-2 lead. "The flood gates opened," Yost said. "That broke the game open at that point." Mike Moustakas doubled in a run off Ryan Webb in the ninth, and the Orioles scored in the bottom half on a wild pitch. NOTES: Orioles LF David Lough made a fine diving catch in the eighth inning to rob Dyson of a hit. ... Cruz has 25 RBIs this month. The club record for April is 31, by Miguel Tejada in 2005. ... Kansas City went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position. Baltimore was 0 for 2. ... Dyson was 5 for 5 lifetime against Gonzalez before flying out in the fifth. ... Baltimores Nick Markakis got his 1,400th career hit, a single in the ninth inning. ' ' '
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Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter. Kentavius Street Super Bowl Jersey .Roethlisberger looked left, cocked his arm and completed his entire throwing motion, luring a Panthers linebacker toward the anticipated trajectory. The ball never came out, but a crowd of defenders gathered in that part of the field.Big Ben then used another, quicker pump fake to draw the nickel cornerback further away from his favourite target Antonio Brown. Finally, Roethlisberger delivered the ball into the back right corner of the end zone behind the two defenders still close enough to get a hand in the way.Touchdown.The NFLs best quarterbacks have become better, post-modern offences are more complex and the rules against down-field contact have been made stricter. Many times, though, the success of a passing play comes down to a simple old standby tool thats been in the quarterbacks belt since the legalization of the forward pass.The pump fake.Its just as much Johnny Unitas as it is Andrew Luck.Youve just got to have great eyes. Dont look at the quarterback. Hes like Medusa. He turns you into stone, Minnesota cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said, using Greek mythology to explain how to avoid getting beat by it.Easier said than done.Youre taught to react. So every action is key, Denver cornerback Tony Carter said. If youre a half-second off, its enough.Examples of defensive players frozen by pump fakes in critical situations arent hard to find. Here are three from this season:— Dallas trailed the New York Giants with barely a minute left in November, and the Cowboys offensive line gave Tony Romo almost 9 seconds to throw a second-and-short pass. Romo wound up with a big fake that sucked a safety into the shallow part of the field, and Dez Bryant eluded two other defenders on a crossing pattern to grab the go-ahead touchdown.— The following week, Green Bay took a 10-point lead on New England late in the first quarter when Aaron Rodgers found Richard Rodgers a step ahead of the safety for a 32-yard scoring pass. How did the rookie tight end get open? Rodgers faked a throw to his right toward Jordy Nelson, prompting the other Patriots safety to head that way.— Just last Sunday, Roethlisberger added another clip to his personal fake-throw highlight film, albeit during a less-dramatic 4-yard pass against Atlanta. He pivoted right and found Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann right in front of him. One pump wasnt enough to get Biermann out of the way, so Roethlisberger raised his arm again as Biermann leapt high in hope of a bat-down.The ball didnt come out that time, either. Roethlisberger slung a sidearm throw to Brown, who manoeuvred for a nominal gain. The Steelers kept that drive going and drained the clock for a seven-point victory.Kroy made a great play, Roethlisberger said. Thats the only option: Get it out as fast as you can.Roethlisberger was being rather modest.We know the play is never dead with him, tight end Heath Miller said.Being 6-foot-5 sure helps.It helps when youve got hands like his, Steelers backup Bruce Gradkowski said. I could never do that. Id have the ball come out.Defences arent helpless, of course.Agile ends like Biermann, Houstons J.J. Watt or Denvers DeMarcus Ware are trained to disrupt even the shortest of throws when theyre not pursuing a sack against a deeper drop. Creating better passing lanes through the line and linebackers, then, is one reason to use the pump fake.The other is to clear a safety away down the field. Typically, a receiver on one side will run a predetermined double route — like a slant-and-go — while the guy on the back side of the formation gets free on, say, a move up the seam.Sometimes, well, its just improvisation.CBS and SiriusXM analyst Rich Gannon, a 17-year NFL veteran and the league MVP in 2002, used the skill well while running the West Coast offence with Oakland. Luck, who with Seattles Russell Wilson is one of the best young pump-fakers around, remembered watching Gannon do that while growing up.Gannon learned from TV, too, whether one of his peers like John Elway or Troy Aikman or Dan Marino.Sometimes I would pump knowing I had no inclination to even throw it that way, Gannon said. I knew where I was going to throw it. I just needed to move a linebacker so Id have a bigger window to throw the football behind him. So it just comes with experience. When youre a young guy, youre just trying to throw it to the open guy. When you get older, youre learning to manipulate the defenders.Even the best ones.Against an aggressive guy like me, a lot of quarterbacks try to pump fake me. Just trick plays, double moves, Seattle safety Earl Thomas said. Its not going to be anything regular because they understand your understanding of what theyre trying to do.___AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton in Englewood, Colorado, and AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Renton, Washington, Will Graves in Pittsburgh and Michael Marot in Indianapolis contributed to this report.___Online:AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Joe Staley Super Bowl Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Tom Rathman Super Bowl Jersey . The three Calgary natives will compete after the sport was skipped by the Vancouver Games in 2010 but later included on the program for Sochi, Russia. The fight to include womens ski jumping prior to Vancouver went to the courts only to have the Supreme Court of Canada rule against the athletes appeal in 2009.Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medallist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. Bob Bowman, the swimmers longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events -- the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly. "I think hes just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes," Bowman said by phone from Baltimore. "I wouldnt say its a full-fledged comeback." Phelps returned to training last fall and re-entered the U.S. drug-testing program. He has completed his six-month waiting period by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to be eligible for competition. Bowman said Phelps is "pretty far" from being back in top form. Hes been training Monday through Friday with Bowmans team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club in his hometown. "Hes gotten back into good shape since September," the coach said. "He can give a good effort and certainly not be embarrassed. Hes in enough shape to swim competitively." Besides Phelps, USA Swimming said Olympians Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky are among those expected to swim in the Arena Grand Prix at Skyline Aquatic Center. "Im excited to see what he can do," Ledecky told the AP by phone in between classes at her high school in Maryland. "Definitely, itll bring some more energy to swimming again." Phelps turns 29 in June and is the winningest and most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He captured 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall at the last three Summer Games. He broke Mark Spitzs record for a single Olympics by winning eight gold medals at Beijing in 2008. If he comes back and doesnt dominate, Bowman said it wouldnt tarnish Phelps reputation. "His legacy is sealed," the coach said. Ledecky agreed that Phelps has nothing to lose by diving back in. "Its just for his own personal kind of thing," she said. "Hes already done so much. Whether he adds a couple more gold medals or not, what hes done has been so incredible, whatever he does next should be accepted by all." Phelps had vowed that he wouldnt swim into his 30s. Since retiring less than two years ago, he has stayed busy with a chain of swim schools, a foundation focused on water safety and appearances on behalf of his sponsors. He devoted lots of time to golf and participated in a reality show with famed coach Hank Haney. Five-time Olympian Dara Torres knows about comebacks. At 41, she made the 2008 U.S. Olympic team in her second return to the sport and won three silver medals. At 33, she made the 2000 Olympics after seven years in retirement. Torres said she came back twice because she missed competing. "Knowing how competitive Michael is, Im sure thats a big factor," Torres said. "When youre on top of your sport and all of a sudden youre not and youre out there in life, you miss what you used to do. Jason Verrett Super Bowl Jersey. When you retire, nothing is structured; with swimming, its very structured." Phelps camp is being low-key about the comeback, and he wasnt made available to speak Monday. "I think hes just really enjoying it," Bowman said. "He enjoys the training and being physically fit. He just kind of wants to see where hes at. Its more really for fun. Its been nice for me to see him swim just for the joy of it really." Olympian Jessica Hardy, who will compete in Mesa, said many swimmers were surprised by the news. "He kept it pretty much under wraps," she said. "Even if hes not at peak performance, its great for the sport and each athlete particularly to keep learning from him. I dont think anyone wants to put pressure on him. Hes accomplished everything you pretty much can. Its just great to see what else you can do." Phelps wont be coming back for the money, having earned tens of millions of dollars in endorsements during his career. However, his endorsement potential certainly goes up if hes in the water. His presence on the pool deck will give a boost to USA Swimming, which can endlessly market him. "Anytime you can have the most decorated Olympian in history in the pool, its a fantastic thing for swimming," said Chuck Wielgus, executive director of USA Swimming. "USA Swimming and Michael share the goal of growing the sport, and his return to competition will surely inspire even more kids to give swimming a try." Phelps name recognition goes far beyond the pool deck. Hes as well-known as athletes from far more prominent sports, such as NBA star LeBron James, which is an accomplishment for a swimmer whose sport gets most of its attention in an Olympic year. In Mesa, Phelps will swim 100 free and 100 fly preliminaries on the first day. Then, if he qualifies, hell decide which race to swim for the evening finals, Bowman said. Hell swim the 50 free on the second day and might swim the 50 fly "just for fun," the coach added. "I bet youre going to see a little spark in him that you didnt see in 2012," Torres said. Phelps will stick to the shorter races and some relays rather than the grueling individual medleys he swam during the height of his career. "Hes really doing this because he wants to -- theres no outside pressure at all," Bowman said. Phelps has already entered the remaining Grand Prix meets in Charlotte, N.C., in May and Santa Clara, Calif., in June, although Bowman said no decision has been made on whether he will compete. Depending on his early results, Phelps could compete in the U.S. National Championships in August in Irvine, Calif., where teams will be selected for the 2015 world championships. "I wouldnt say its 100 per cent on the radar," Bowman said. "After Mesa, were going to sit down and talk about it." ' ' '
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