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Over a two-week span, were answering the following question for college basketballs 10 best conferences: Which venue in each conference is the toughest place to play? A number of factors beyond capacity and attendance could affect a venues place in the order. Air Jordan 3 Wholesale . Where does your school fall??SEC is football country, except on one campus: Kentucky. The crazy thing is that, based on conversations with several coaches about the SEC venue rankings, some feel that Lexingtons Rupp Arena is not the toughest place in the league to play.After attending plenty of games there, along with other SEC venues, Im not buying it. Rupp ranks No. 1, but you might be surprised by which arena is the runner-up.14. Mississippi State Bulldogs: Humphrey Coliseum, opened in 1975 It used to be extremely difficult to play -- much less win -- at The Hump, but that hasnt been the case the past four or five years. Last season, Ben Howlands first as the head coach, an average of just 6,555 fans showed up in an arena that can seat 10,575. The building is old and hasnt had much juice in it lately.Fun fact: The arena is named after George Duke Humphrey, Mississippi States president from 1934 to 1945.13. Georgia Bulldogs: Stegeman Coliseum, opened in 1964 Eighth-year coach Mark Fox has won more games in league play the past few seasons than anyone not named John Calipari, but its still difficult to get the fans out for hoops in Athens. The Bulldogs averaged 7,345 fans a year ago in a building that can hold 10,523. Stegeman is nicer after a renovation, but the building is small and old and isnt a huge home-court advantage for the Bulldogs.Fun fact: The Coliseum is actually two separate structures. The roof was built first, then the arena was constructed underneath the ceiling.12. Missouri Tigers: Mizzou Arena, opened in 2004 There was a time when the building was extremely difficult to steal a victory from, but that hasnt been the case lately. The Tigers averaged a paltry 6,294 fans last season, though the place can seat more than 15,000.Fun fact: A third of the $75 million cost to build the arena was given by Wal-Mart heir Nancy Walton Laurie and her husband, Bill Laurie, and the building was set to be named after their daughter, until it was discovered that she cheated her way through college.11. Alabama Crimson Tide: Coleman Coliseum, opened in 1968Alabama is still a football school, obviously, but second-year coach Avery Johnson has given the Tide hope. He moved the students closer to the floor, which has helped. The fans are scarce in November and December, but they come after football season ends. Its a large building, holding 15,383, and Johnson found a way to average 13,110 last season in a year the Tide missed the NCAA tournament.Fun fact: LSUs Pete Maravich scored 69 points in a 106-104 loss to Alabama at Coleman on Feb. 7, 1970. At the time, it was the most points scored by a single player against a Division I opponent.10. Auburn Tigers: Auburn Arena, opened in 2010 Bruce Pearl has The Jungle moving up the list slowly but surely. He has infused energy into the program and building. Now all thats missing are more victories. The arena was consistently averaging in the 6,000 range from 2010 to 2013, but it averaged more than 8,200 last season.Fun fact: The highest seat in the arena is just 43 feet away from the court.9. Ole Miss Rebels: Pavilion at Ole Miss, opened in 2016 The C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum was arguably the worst facility in the league, but now coach Andy Kennedy and the Rebels have one of the nicest in the brand new Coliseum, which opened in January. It cost $96.5 million, holds 9,500 and will certainly help the Rebels move up this list -- as long as they win. Ole Miss had a school-record seven sellouts in its first nine home games in the building.Fun fact: The Pavilion has the largest center-hung video board in college sports, with nearly 2,400 square feet of LED lighting.8. LSU Tigers: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, opened in 1971 The building was renamed in honor of the former LSU star after his death in 1988. Last season, the attendance figures shot up from 8,897 to 11,382, largely due to the presence of Ben Simmons. Its difficult to get fans into the building because football reigns supreme.Fun fact: Maravich never played in the arena as an LSU Tiger but did as a member of the Atlanta Hawks in a preseason game.7. South Carolina Gamecocks: Colonial Life Arena, opened in 2002Its a big building, and sometimes that hurts its appearance. Coach Frank Martin has started to make it a difficult place for opponents to win, and the Gamecocks averaged 11,995 fans last season in a venue that can hold almost 18,000.Fun fact: The biggest win in the building might have come on Jan. 26, 2010, when the Gamecocks pulled an upset over an undefeated and top-ranked Kentucky team that featured John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins.6. Texas A&M Aggies: Reed Arena, opened in 1998 It is located on campus and holds just shy of 13,000 fans. This is a football school first, but coach Billy Kennedy did a nice job making Reed a legit home-court advantage last season, as the Aggies averaged 8,955 fans per home game. Its a large venue, so when its packed, its tough for opponents to win.Fun fact: The arena was named after Houston veterinarian Dr. Chester Reed, who graduated in 1947. Reed donated 265 acres of land to the school.5. Tennessee Volunteers: Thompson-Boling Arena, opened in 1987 This place was rocking back when Bruce Pearl was roaming the sideline, but it hasnt been the same the past four or five years. The building is huge, but the capacity actually decreased from more than 24,000 to 21,678 when it was renovated in 2008.Fun fact: The court was named The Summit after late Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt.4. Arkansas Razorbacks: Bud Walton Arena, opened in 1993 The Razorbacks have a tremendous fan base and were 12th in the country in attendance last season, despite having a mediocre team. Arkansas has won 81 percent of its games in Bud Walton since it opened, and part of that success can be attributed to the fast-paced style implemented by former coach Nolan Richardson and continued by current coach Mike Anderson. Youll be hard-pressed to find a team that has been more different at home and on the road than Arkansas in recent years.Fun fact: Bud Walton is the co-founder of Wal-Mart. He paid half of the $30 million it took to build the arena.3. Vanderbilt Commodores: Memorial Gymnasium, opened in 1952This is one of the oldest and most unique gyms in the country. The benches are on the baseline, which makes it difficult for the visiting coach and players. The court sits elevated above much of the crowd.Fun fact: Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Memorial Gym in 1967.2. Florida Gators: Stephen C. OConnell Center, opened in 1980 When former coach Billy Donovan had the Gators rolling, this place was really difficult for opposing teams. The fans are close to the court, and when they pack the O-Dome, it can really get loud. The only issue is the fans often dont show for games in November and December. The arena is currently undergoing a much-needed renovation, which is expected to be completed this year.Fun fact: Last year, the OConnell Center brought in its five-millionth fan. The number to date is 5,065,770.1. Kentucky Wildcats: Rupp Arena, opened in 1976 The downtown arena holds around 23,5000, and there is rarely a time when Rupp isnt at capacity these days. The Cats have led the nation in attendance 25 times (last season included), and Kentucky has won nearly 90 percent of its games in the building. Its a brutal place to play, especially these days, because of the rabid fan base and the talent in the program. Rupp isnt at the level of Cameron Indoor Stadium or Allen Fieldhouse, but you can make a case for it being among the five most difficult places to play in the country.Fun fact:?Every season since Rupp opened, UK has ranked first or second in average home attendance. Air Jordan 3 Discount . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. Air Jordan 3 Cheap Online .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. http://www.airjordan3wholesale.com/ . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins have transferred first baseman Justin Bour to the 60-day disabled list and placed infielder Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list.Miami announced the moves Tuesday before it opens its three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.Bour has been out since July 3 with a right ankle sprain and was originally expected back at the beginning of the month before suffering a setback, which will keep him out for at least annother couple of weeks. Air Jordan 3 Clearance. Dietrich is out with a right knee contusion, retroactive to Aug. 19. 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Over a two-week span, were answering the following question for college basketballs 10 best conferences: Which venue in each conference is the toughest place to play? A number of factors beyond capacity and attendance could affect a venues place in the order. Air Jordan 3 Wholesale . Where does your school fall??SEC is football country, except on one campus: Kentucky. The crazy thing is that, based on conversations with several coaches about the SEC venue rankings, some feel that Lexingtons Rupp Arena is not the toughest place in the league to play.After attending plenty of games there, along with other SEC venues, Im not buying it. Rupp ranks No. 1, but you might be surprised by which arena is the runner-up.14. Mississippi State Bulldogs: Humphrey Coliseum, opened in 1975 It used to be extremely difficult to play -- much less win -- at The Hump, but that hasnt been the case the past four or five years. Last season, Ben Howlands first as the head coach, an average of just 6,555 fans showed up in an arena that can seat 10,575. The building is old and hasnt had much juice in it lately.Fun fact: The arena is named after George Duke Humphrey, Mississippi States president from 1934 to 1945.13. Georgia Bulldogs: Stegeman Coliseum, opened in 1964 Eighth-year coach Mark Fox has won more games in league play the past few seasons than anyone not named John Calipari, but its still difficult to get the fans out for hoops in Athens. The Bulldogs averaged 7,345 fans a year ago in a building that can hold 10,523. Stegeman is nicer after a renovation, but the building is small and old and isnt a huge home-court advantage for the Bulldogs.Fun fact: The Coliseum is actually two separate structures. The roof was built first, then the arena was constructed underneath the ceiling.12. Missouri Tigers: Mizzou Arena, opened in 2004 There was a time when the building was extremely difficult to steal a victory from, but that hasnt been the case lately. The Tigers averaged a paltry 6,294 fans last season, though the place can seat more than 15,000.Fun fact: A third of the $75 million cost to build the arena was given by Wal-Mart heir Nancy Walton Laurie and her husband, Bill Laurie, and the building was set to be named after their daughter, until it was discovered that she cheated her way through college.11. Alabama Crimson Tide: Coleman Coliseum, opened in 1968Alabama is still a football school, obviously, but second-year coach Avery Johnson has given the Tide hope. He moved the students closer to the floor, which has helped. The fans are scarce in November and December, but they come after football season ends. Its a large building, holding 15,383, and Johnson found a way to average 13,110 last season in a year the Tide missed the NCAA tournament.Fun fact: LSUs Pete Maravich scored 69 points in a 106-104 loss to Alabama at Coleman on Feb. 7, 1970. At the time, it was the most points scored by a single player against a Division I opponent.10. Auburn Tigers: Auburn Arena, opened in 2010 Bruce Pearl has The Jungle moving up the list slowly but surely. He has infused energy into the program and building. Now all thats missing are more victories. The arena was consistently averaging in the 6,000 range from 2010 to 2013, but it averaged more than 8,200 last season.Fun fact: The highest seat in the arena is just 43 feet away from the court.9. Ole Miss Rebels: Pavilion at Ole Miss, opened in 2016 The C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum was arguably the worst facility in the league, but now coach Andy Kennedy and the Rebels have one of the nicest in the brand new Coliseum, which opened in January. It cost $96.5 million, holds 9,500 and will certainly help the Rebels move up this list -- as long as they win. Ole Miss had a school-record seven sellouts in its first nine home games in the building.Fun fact: The Pavilion has the largest center-hung video board in college sports, with nearly 2,400 square feet of LED lighting.8. LSU Tigers: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, opened in 1971 The building was renamed in honor of the former LSU star after his death in 1988. Last season, the attendance figures shot up from 8,897 to 11,382, largely due to the presence of Ben Simmons. Its difficult to get fans into the building because football reigns supreme.Fun fact: Maravich never played in the arena as an LSU Tiger but did as a member of the Atlanta Hawks in a preseason game.7. South Carolina Gamecocks: Colonial Life Arena, opened in 2002Its a big building, and sometimes that hurts its appearance. Coach Frank Martin has started to make it a difficult place for opponents to win, and the Gamecocks averaged 11,995 fans last season in a venue that can hold almost 18,000.Fun fact: The biggest win in the building might have come on Jan. 26, 2010, when the Gamecocks pulled an upset over an undefeated and top-ranked Kentucky team that featured John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins.6. Texas A&M Aggies: Reed Arena, opened in 1998 It is located on campus and holds just shy of 13,000 fans. This is a football school first, but coach Billy Kennedy did a nice job making Reed a legit home-court advantage last season, as the Aggies averaged 8,955 fans per home game. Its a large venue, so when its packed, its tough for opponents to win.Fun fact: The arena was named after Houston veterinarian Dr. Chester Reed, who graduated in 1947. Reed donated 265 acres of land to the school.5. Tennessee Volunteers: Thompson-Boling Arena, opened in 1987 This place was rocking back when Bruce Pearl was roaming the sideline, but it hasnt been the same the past four or five years. The building is huge, but the capacity actually decreased from more than 24,000 to 21,678 when it was renovated in 2008.Fun fact: The court was named The Summit after late Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt.4. Arkansas Razorbacks: Bud Walton Arena, opened in 1993 The Razorbacks have a tremendous fan base and were 12th in the country in attendance last season, despite having a mediocre team. Arkansas has won 81 percent of its games in Bud Walton since it opened, and part of that success can be attributed to the fast-paced style implemented by former coach Nolan Richardson and continued by current coach Mike Anderson. Youll be hard-pressed to find a team that has been more different at home and on the road than Arkansas in recent years.Fun fact: Bud Walton is the co-founder of Wal-Mart. He paid half of the $30 million it took to build the arena.3. Vanderbilt Commodores: Memorial Gymnasium, opened in 1952This is one of the oldest and most unique gyms in the country. The benches are on the baseline, which makes it difficult for the visiting coach and players. The court sits elevated above much of the crowd.Fun fact: Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Memorial Gym in 1967.2. Florida Gators: Stephen C. OConnell Center, opened in 1980 When former coach Billy Donovan had the Gators rolling, this place was really difficult for opposing teams. The fans are close to the court, and when they pack the O-Dome, it can really get loud. The only issue is the fans often dont show for games in November and December. The arena is currently undergoing a much-needed renovation, which is expected to be completed this year.Fun fact: Last year, the OConnell Center brought in its five-millionth fan. The number to date is 5,065,770.1. Kentucky Wildcats: Rupp Arena, opened in 1976 The downtown arena holds around 23,5000, and there is rarely a time when Rupp isnt at capacity these days. The Cats have led the nation in attendance 25 times (last season included), and Kentucky has won nearly 90 percent of its games in the building. Its a brutal place to play, especially these days, because of the rabid fan base and the talent in the program. Rupp isnt at the level of Cameron Indoor Stadium or Allen Fieldhouse, but you can make a case for it being among the five most difficult places to play in the country.Fun fact:?Every season since Rupp opened, UK has ranked first or second in average home attendance. Air Jordan 3 Discount . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. Air Jordan 3 Cheap Online .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. http://www.airjordan3wholesale.com/ . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins have transferred first baseman Justin Bour to the 60-day disabled list and placed infielder Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list.Miami announced the moves Tuesday before it opens its three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.Bour has been out since July 3 with a right ankle sprain and was originally expected back at the beginning of the month before suffering a setback, which will keep him out for at least annother couple of weeks. Air Jordan 3 Clearance. Dietrich is out with a right knee contusion, retroactive to Aug. 19. The Marlins claimed outfielder Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from Tampa Bay in a corresponding move.Dietrich joins a Marlins disabled list that includes Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Conley, Wei-Yin Chen, Bryan Morris and Bour. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '
DENVER -- Clayton Kershaw did everything but close out the Colorado Rockies. Wholesalle Nike Sb China . He handcuffed the Rockies over seven-plus innings despite not having his best stuff and swung a pretty mean bat, hitting a two-run double and helping spark a three-run rally with a sacrifice bunt. Kershaw stood to get his sixth win until Todd Helton hit a two-run homer in the ninth off closer Brandon League (1-2), who ended up with the win when the Dodgers answered with a two-run 10th off Rafael Betancourt for a 7-5 victory Friday night. "It would be easy to lay down there," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "The boys kind of bounced right back up." Helton fouled off five straight two-strike pitches before sending a 93 mph sinker into the second deck in right field to tie it with his fourth homer overall and his second pinch homer of the season. In the top of the 10th, pinch runner Carl Crawford scored from third on Luis Cruzs hard comebacker that bounced off the left heel of Betancourt (1-3) and dribbled toward the third base side, and Juan Uribe followed with a run-scoring single. Ronald Belisario pitched a perfect 10th for his first save since Aug. 29, 2012, also at Colorado. "You get punched in the gut when you compete and you play tight games," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "Weve played a lot of tight games this year and sometimes the reward for competing like that is getting punched in the gut. I like the way our guys fought back against a really good pitcher." Kershaw allowed three earned runs on eight hits over seven-plus innings. He hurt the Rockies at the plate, too, with a two-run double in the fourth, a sacrifice bunt during the Dodgers three-run third inning and a single. But he couldnt make a 5-0 lead hold up. "I didnt have a whole lot tonight to be honest. My fastball wasnt very good, command wasnt great. Just had to fight my way through it tonight," Kershaw said. "Those (early) runs really helped a lot. I was able to just pound the strike zone. We got the win so it was good." Even with the win, the Dodgers were glad to see the calendar flip to June after going 10-17 in May for the lowest May winning percentage (.370) in club history. The Rockies went 12-16 in May and skidded into June. After losing three of four to the lowly Houston Astros, they sorely needed a solid start from right-hander Jon Garland (3-7) but they didnt get it in losing for the sixth time in seven games. Garland, whose spot in the rotation is in question with Roy Oswalt tuning up in Double-A Tulsa for a possible promotion soon, gave up five earned runs on seven hits over five innings. "Im not going to talk about the future or hypotheticals," Weiss said -- and a team spokesman later admonished reporters for asking the manager about Garlands tenuous spot in the rotation and about the health of Betancourt, who recently injured a groin. Weiss said the two-run double by Kershaw hurt, but he suggested Garland was the victim of some tough luck with several seeing-eye groundballs in the third. Garland said he didnt feel unlucky. "Right now I feel like Im just bad, to be honest with you," Garland said. Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez wasnt in the lineup even though his .362 batting average against the Dodgers coming in was second-highest among active players behind David Wrights .371 clip. CarGo pinch hit in the seventh with one out and two men on following a walk to Nolan Arenado and a double by DJ LeMahieu, but Kershaw struck him out on slider. Eric Young Jr., who started in left field for Gonzalez, then bounced out to short to end the threat. The Rockies chased Kershaw with back-to-back singles by Fowler and Troy Tulowitzki with nobody out in the eighth. Right-hander Kenley Jansen plunked Michael Cuddyer with a 1-2 fastball to load the bases, but got Wilin Rosario to ground into a double play, with Fowler scoring, and then induced a groundball out from Jordan Pacheco. Kershaw was battling all day," Mattingly said. "I dont think he felt like he had his good stuff today, but he kind of stayed with it. I probably shouldnt have sent him out there for the eighth but its hard not to send him back out there. Looking back, I probably shouldnt have done that." League then blew his third save in 14 chances. Youngs weak throw back to the infield helped Cruz score all the way from first base on Uribes double in the Dodgers three-run third inning. Mark Ellis and Adrian Gonzalez also knocked in runs that inning. Kershaws double into the left-field gap made it 5-0 in the fourth. "Curveball up and hes a good athlete," Garland said. "Hes a good hitter. Ive watched him take batting practice many of times. So I know what he can do." The Rockies got both runs back in the bottom half on Cuddyers RBI single and Rosarios run-scoring groundout. Notes: Cruz was plunked on his right hand by a pitch from Garland in the third but stayed in the game. ... This was Garlands first appearance against the Dodgers since July 27, 2010, when he was with the Padres. ... The Rockies are 5-0-1 against L.A. over the last six series with the Dodgers at Coors Field. ... Zack Greinke (2-1) faces Jhoulys Chacin (3-3) on Saturday. Cheap Nike Sb Wholesale . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Cheap Nike Sb China . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. http://www.wholesalenikesb.com/ . PAUL, Minn. CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers have officially signed veteran forward Chris Birdman Andersen to a one-year contract.The NBA champions needed a backup center after losing Timofey Mozgov in free agency and are hoping the 38-year-old Andersen can fill that role. A 14-year veteran, Andersen, known for his multiple tattoos and toughness on the boards, split last season with Miami and Memphis.In Cleveland, he will be reunited with former Heat teammate LeBron James. They won an NBA title together in 2013.Anndersen has averaged 5. Cheap Nike Sb Free Shipping. .5 points and 5.1 rebounds in his career, which began with Denver. He will wear jersey No. 00 with Cleveland.James remains unsigned for next season, but he has informed the Cavs he will re-sign with them at some point this summer. James is expected to sign another one-year deal. Also, the Cavs are likely to re-sign forward J.R. 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DENVER -- Clayton Kershaw did everything but close out the Colorado Rockies. Wholesalle Nike Sb China . He handcuffed the Rockies over seven-plus innings despite not having his best stuff and swung a pretty mean bat, hitting a two-run double and helping spark a three-run rally with a sacrifice bunt. Kershaw stood to get his sixth win until Todd Helton hit a two-run homer in the ninth off closer Brandon League (1-2), who ended up with the win when the Dodgers answered with a two-run 10th off Rafael Betancourt for a 7-5 victory Friday night. "It would be easy to lay down there," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "The boys kind of bounced right back up." Helton fouled off five straight two-strike pitches before sending a 93 mph sinker into the second deck in right field to tie it with his fourth homer overall and his second pinch homer of the season. In the top of the 10th, pinch runner Carl Crawford scored from third on Luis Cruzs hard comebacker that bounced off the left heel of Betancourt (1-3) and dribbled toward the third base side, and Juan Uribe followed with a run-scoring single. Ronald Belisario pitched a perfect 10th for his first save since Aug. 29, 2012, also at Colorado. "You get punched in the gut when you compete and you play tight games," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "Weve played a lot of tight games this year and sometimes the reward for competing like that is getting punched in the gut. I like the way our guys fought back against a really good pitcher." Kershaw allowed three earned runs on eight hits over seven-plus innings. He hurt the Rockies at the plate, too, with a two-run double in the fourth, a sacrifice bunt during the Dodgers three-run third inning and a single. But he couldnt make a 5-0 lead hold up. "I didnt have a whole lot tonight to be honest. My fastball wasnt very good, command wasnt great. Just had to fight my way through it tonight," Kershaw said. "Those (early) runs really helped a lot. I was able to just pound the strike zone. We got the win so it was good." Even with the win, the Dodgers were glad to see the calendar flip to June after going 10-17 in May for the lowest May winning percentage (.370) in club history. The Rockies went 12-16 in May and skidded into June. After losing three of four to the lowly Houston Astros, they sorely needed a solid start from right-hander Jon Garland (3-7) but they didnt get it in losing for the sixth time in seven games. Garland, whose spot in the rotation is in question with Roy Oswalt tuning up in Double-A Tulsa for a possible promotion soon, gave up five earned runs on seven hits over five innings. "Im not going to talk about the future or hypotheticals," Weiss said -- and a team spokesman later admonished reporters for asking the manager about Garlands tenuous spot in the rotation and about the health of Betancourt, who recently injured a groin. Weiss said the two-run double by Kershaw hurt, but he suggested Garland was the victim of some tough luck with several seeing-eye groundballs in the third. Garland said he didnt feel unlucky. "Right now I feel like Im just bad, to be honest with you," Garland said. Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez wasnt in the lineup even though his .362 batting average against the Dodgers coming in was second-highest among active players behind David Wrights .371 clip. CarGo pinch hit in the seventh with one out and two men on following a walk to Nolan Arenado and a double by DJ LeMahieu, but Kershaw struck him out on slider. Eric Young Jr., who started in left field for Gonzalez, then bounced out to short to end the threat. The Rockies chased Kershaw with back-to-back singles by Fowler and Troy Tulowitzki with nobody out in the eighth. Right-hander Kenley Jansen plunked Michael Cuddyer with a 1-2 fastball to load the bases, but got Wilin Rosario to ground into a double play, with Fowler scoring, and then induced a groundball out from Jordan Pacheco. Kershaw was battling all day," Mattingly said. "I dont think he felt like he had his good stuff today, but he kind of stayed with it. I probably shouldnt have sent him out there for the eighth but its hard not to send him back out there. Looking back, I probably shouldnt have done that." League then blew his third save in 14 chances. Youngs weak throw back to the infield helped Cruz score all the way from first base on Uribes double in the Dodgers three-run third inning. Mark Ellis and Adrian Gonzalez also knocked in runs that inning. Kershaws double into the left-field gap made it 5-0 in the fourth. "Curveball up and hes a good athlete," Garland said. "Hes a good hitter. Ive watched him take batting practice many of times. So I know what he can do." The Rockies got both runs back in the bottom half on Cuddyers RBI single and Rosarios run-scoring groundout. Notes: Cruz was plunked on his right hand by a pitch from Garland in the third but stayed in the game. ... This was Garlands first appearance against the Dodgers since July 27, 2010, when he was with the Padres. ... The Rockies are 5-0-1 against L.A. over the last six series with the Dodgers at Coors Field. ... Zack Greinke (2-1) faces Jhoulys Chacin (3-3) on Saturday. Cheap Nike Sb Wholesale . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Cheap Nike Sb China . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. http://www.wholesalenikesb.com/ . PAUL, Minn. CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers have officially signed veteran forward Chris Birdman Andersen to a one-year contract.The NBA champions needed a backup center after losing Timofey Mozgov in free agency and are hoping the 38-year-old Andersen can fill that role. A 14-year veteran, Andersen, known for his multiple tattoos and toughness on the boards, split last season with Miami and Memphis.In Cleveland, he will be reunited with former Heat teammate LeBron James. They won an NBA title together in 2013.Anndersen has averaged 5. Cheap Nike Sb Free Shipping. .5 points and 5.1 rebounds in his career, which began with Denver. He will wear jersey No. 00 with Cleveland.James remains unsigned for next season, but he has informed the Cavs he will re-sign with them at some point this summer. James is expected to sign another one-year deal. Also, the Cavs are likely to re-sign forward J.R. 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STANFORD, Calif. Cheap Air Max China . -- New coach Jerod Haase will have plenty of time to bond with his new Stanford team if he hasnt done so fully already while working in recent months to develop a new culture on campus. The Cardinal are headed to China, where they will open the season against Harvard in Shanghai on Nov. 11.This is the second straight year a Pac-12 team has opened the season in China.Its pretty crazy. Ive never been to China. Its pretty amazing where basketball can take you, Stanford senior guard Marcus Allen said. Playing Harvard, playing one game. Anxious to get there and Im ready to play.Washington beat Texas in the first regular-season basketball game played in China.So far, Haase has focused much attention on teaching fundamentals.Its been a whirlwind of close to six months for me and the staff but its been a ton of fun, Haase said. I feel like every day we learn something new about the culture of Stanford, processes around Stanford and the people around Stanford. Every day we leave here a little more impressed with the place.Here are some things to watch for as Stanford begins a new era under Haase :IMPROVED HEALTH: Junior starting forward Reid Travis missed the final 22 games last season with an injured left leg, a blow to the Cardinals starting lineup. Guard Robert Cartwright, a projected starter last fall, was sidelined all of last season with a compound fracture in his right arm sustained in early November.Now, Travis will start fresh after scoring 12.8 points and grabbing 7.1 rebounds before his injury last season. He also was shooting a team-best 55.7 percent from the field.At this point the team is very healthy, Haase said.NAVY SEALS TRAINING: When his players had returned from summer and before classes began, Haase took his team to Lake Tahoe for a couple of days back in September to go through Navy Seals-type training. It involves team bonding, leadership skills and fitness combined into one preseason regimen.It was a great time but it was very tough, Marcus Allen said. It did challenge your willpower, both mentally and physically.These grueling classes have gone mainstream for college teams in recent seasons, with Stanford doing a similar camp three years ago.It was something I think our guys got a lot of value out of, Haase said. Its something that tries to put them in tough situations but more importantly at the end of the day try to put them in situations where theyre learning lessons about teamwork and leadership.BROTHERLY LOVE: Twins Marcus and Malcolm Allen will cherish their final season together, with Marcus a senior and Malcolm a junior after he sat out his sophomore season on a medical redshirt with a broken wrist.Malcolm is the jokester, according to his brother. Im more laid back. Im not as out there as Malcolm.As far as who wins 1-on-1, Marcus says it depends on the day and they tend to take turns beating each other.SCORING THREATS: Haase hasnt gone through all the game film from last season, rather just watching small clips as needed. 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Also the head of Europes Olympic bodies, Hickey was jailed in a prison complex after a two-day stay in a local hospital to undergo tests because of his medical history.He was set free last week when a judge ruled that he wasnt a risk to the public or the investigation. His passport was confiscated, and he must remain in Brazil until the case is concluded.Police have said that Hickey plotted with businessmen to transfer tickets illegally from a sports company called Pro 10 to hospitality provider THG Sports, which was a non-authorized vendor and allegedly sold them for very high fees. Police investigators said the scheme was planned to rake in $3 million.The head of THG Sports, Kevin James Mallon, was arrested on Aug. 5 in the case, but was set free, like Hickey. He is also facing the same charges and must remain in Brazil.The eight other suspects are businessmen with Pro10 and THG Sports who are not in Brazil, including Marcus Evans, who owns THG Sports parent company, as well as English soccer club Ipswich Town.Hickey has stepped aside temporarily as an IOC member and all his other Olympic positions.Police investigator Aloysio Falcao said they wanted to talk to IOC President Thomas Bach about email exchanges between him and Hickey related to ticket allocations to Ireland but learned he canceled his trip to Brazil for the Paralympic Games. The IOC said Tuesday that Bach had to attend the official state mourning ceremony for Walter Scheel, the former West Germany president.During his stay, we were going to summon him to speak to us, he said. 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I knew I had to win this belt for my career and I will move on to Dereck Chisora in December.The pair are both based in Brixton in south London and even used to train at the same gym, but they entered the ring after a bitter build-up. Lewison (12-3-1, 8 KOs) tipped the scales at 19 stones 7 pounds and was over a stone heavier than Whyte.And Lewison, 35, made his weight felt in the opening round as he landed some right hands on his rival, who improved in the second. Jamaica-born Whyte, 28, showed some classsy combinations late in the second as he assumed the ascendency and in the third whipped in hooks to the body. Stan Smith Uomo Saldi. Whyte, who had shoulder surgery following his seventh round stoppage loss to Anthony Joshua in December, was sharp with his punches and also skilful with slipping punches. 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