About 20 Michigan players formed a circle and locked their arms together during the national anthem.

Strong winds and heavy rain affected the game in the third quarter, making it even more difficult for the offensively challenged teams to move the ball.

“It was different,” O’Korn said. “There was one point where there was a torrential downpour, but there’s no excuses.”

Michigan State kept its top running back, Scott, out of the game. He was on the sideline in uniform, but didn’t have his helmet on.

“We felt he could have played, but couldn’t risk having him out a couple weeks,” Dantonio said.

“I try to shoot and the puck seems to go in right now,” Zibanejad said. “I just am trying to place myself in a good spot out there and the guys are finding me and the puck seems to be going in. That’s just the mentality. You just have to keep shooting when you are hot, I guess.”

Vigneault was all praises for the way Zibanejad — signed to a five-year, $26.75 million deal in the offseason — has been playing at the start of the season.

“There is no doubt that Mika knew that we put a lot of faith into his play, we signed him to a long-term deal and we expected him to be an impact player on our team,” the coach said. “The way he started is the way he has to continue. He has to continue to be a force on the ice, a difference-maker.”

Carey Price finished with 23 saves for the Cheap Discount Jerseys Canadiens, who Cheap Jerseys World have lost two straight after a shootout win at Buffalo in their opener.

Kempt rewarded Iowa State’s faith in him last week.

Kempt finished 18-of-24 passing for 343 yards against the Sooners with three touchdown passes in the second half. He also tossed the game-winning TD to Allen Lazard with 2:19 left and was named the Big 12’s offensive player of the week.

“Even though he wasn’t the starter [he’d ask], ‘How do I get a chance, Coach, to be the guy? What do I do to get better?'” Campbell said. “He’s always attacked that, and that’s what allowed us to have such confidence to say that that’s the guy. He’s going to do everything we need him to do to at least have a chance to be successful.”

The teams traded goals in the first 6:14 of the contest. Brown took a pass from Kopitar and flipped a shot off Jones’ left shoulder pads and into the net.

“We’re just trying to get up the ice quicker,” Brown said. “My goal was the result of just transitioning from a turnover deep in our zone and getting up the ice and just attacking the net.”

Boedker redirected a shot by Brenden Dillon in front of the net to get it past Quick. The goal was set up by Jannik Hansen’s steal near the net. Hansen got it out to Dylan DeMelo to start Cheap College Jerseys the scoring sequence.

“That was just horrible. You can’t make excuses because that was a Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys very poor effort,” the Sharks’ Logan Couture said. “From the first minute to the 60th minute, from the power play to the penalty kill, that was just garbage hockey from us tonight.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last run at Charlotte starts a bit back in the field

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will retire from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after the 2017 season. As the Hendrick Motorsports driver prepares to climb into the race car for the final time at each track — or at least likely for the last time, as he has left the door open for possible one-off races — we take a look at how he has fared over the years at each venue and what to expect in his last ride there.

Biggest highlight: This one is easy. As a Cup rookie in 2000, Earnhardt won the All-Star Race thanks to a pit stop that allowed him to rally through the field on fresh tires. He led the final two laps to win the race. Having won at Texas earlier in the year to qualify for the All-Star Race, it was one of just three Cup victories for Earnhardt where his father was in the race.

“He came in a little sore but was actually moving around pretty good,” Swinney said. “I think he is going to be just fine. He’ll be limited today, but when we get going, I think he’ll practice. If he’s ready to play, he’s going to play. If not, we’ll play the next guy.”

Swinney said he considered Bryant “day-to-day” but didn’t speculate as to whether the quarterback would need to practice this week to play Friday.

Swinney also kept mum on Plan B, should Bryant need more time. Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson each got work against Wake Forest, with Johnson, the top pocket QB in the 2017 recruiting class, going 5-for-5 passing with a touchdown.

“I expect Kelly to be ready to go, but if he’s not, we’ll have a plan,” Swinney Best Quality Cheap Jerseys said. “But I’m not going to lay it out for Syracuse.”

Bryant is completing 67 percent of his throws this season, with four Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal passing touchdowns and four interceptions. He also has run for 401 yards and seven touchdowns.

Florida breaks NCAA record by scoring in 366th straight game

No. 21 Florida set an NCAA football record Saturday by scoring in its 366th consecutive game despite losing to LSU, 17-16.

The Gators got on the scoreboard with Eddy Pineiro’s 25-yard field goal in the second quarter against LSU on Saturday. That broke the previous mark set by Michigan (1984-2014) and tied by the Gators last week.

The Wolverines played 365 games over 30 years without being shut out. Michigan’s streak ended with a 31-0 loss at Notre Dame on Sept. 6, 2014.

Florida hasn’t been shut out since a 16-0 home loss to Auburn on Oct. 29, 1988.

The most notorious case of psychological locker room warfare can be found in Iowa City. Since 1979, Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium has painted its visitor’s locker room pink. Like, all of it, from the walls to the lockers to the toilets. Then-head coach Hayden Fry learned of pink’s subliminal powers of docility while earning his master’s degree in, yes, psychology.

Today, those renovated visiting digs are considered among the nation’s finest. But they are still really, really pink. Back in the day, Michigan coach Bo Schembechler so despised the paint job and its supposed voodoo that he would have his equipment staff cover every surface with white Cheap Jerseys Elite butcher paper. These days, Schembechler’s former quarterback, Harbaugh, has the walls papered Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart with Go Blue-friendly artwork.

Nick Saban: Trying to get Tide to listen to me instead of to media

After a one-score victory over unranked Texas A&M on Saturday, Alabama coach Nick Saban complained about the positive media coverage of his top-ranked team, likening it to “rat poison.”

“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of you guys,” Saban said in comments directed to reporters gathered in the postgame news conference. “All that stuff you write about how good we are? All that stuff they hear on ESPN? It’s like poison. Like rat poison.”

Micheal Ferland, Kris Versteeg and Mikael Backlund also scored, and Mike Smith made 25 saves for his first victory with Calgary.

Brandon Tanev, Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine scored for the Jets. Steve Mason, pulled after giving up five goals in a 7-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, stopped 39 shots.

“We had a difficult time moving the puck,” Jets head coach Paul Maurice said. “I think they got a little faster. They closed some time and space on us and we had a difficult time making the adjustment that you’ve got to go hard and fast in this league and they won’t slow down for you. We got a little bit slow, real slow, slow with the puck and ended up having to play in area we’re not real good at right now.”

Flames newcomer Jaromir Jagr wasn’t in the lineup because he wanted Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal more time to recover his game legs.

Calgary improved to 17-17-12 in home openers . . . Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien MLB Authentic Jerseys played his 500th game for the Jets franchise.

Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ rings through the stands at Florida’s game Saturday

Music fans were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Gainesville, Florida, native Tom Petty this week. As a tribute to his passing, the Florida Gators played Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down” before the start of the fourth quarter of Saturday’s home game against the LSU Tigers.

The crowd joined together to sing the song. Before Petty was famous, he once worked as a groundskeeper at UF. On UF’s website, a statement announcing the plan for the tribute also mentioned that the school might look to adopt playing the song as a new tradition.

Harbaugh notwithstanding, modern visitors to the pink room don’t react so much with uncontrollable emotions, be it ignited anger or hypnotic tranquility. After four decades, it’s become a welcomed rite of passage.

“I know I am supposed to be deeply offended about the pink locker room, but I love college football,” said Penn State head coach James Franklin, who won at Iowa two weeks ago, 21-19. “I was so excited to get in there and see it. It was kind of like, ‘I’ve made it!’ Then we blew a lead in the fourth quarter, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute …'”

Besides dividing the lobes of the mind, among the most popular forms of harassment is the division of the room and as a result, the team. Lockers, benches and NBA Jerseys For Sale Wholesale Jerseys From China walls are lined in a manner that ensures teams are kept from feeling any sense of togetherness.

Stetson holds off Brown 17-13 for first win of season

Colin McGovern ran for two scores, Stetson’s defense grabbed two interceptions that led to scores, and the Hatters held off Brown 17-13 on Saturday for its first win of the season.

McGovern scored what proved to be the winning TD on an 8-yard run six plays after Colby Duncan picked off a third-quarter pass by Thomas Linta on the Brown 30.

After Stetson missed a fourth-quarter field goal, Brown’s Darius Daies scored on a 12-yard run to cap a 75-yard drive with 8:55 left. The Bears reached the Hatter’s 34 with 1:48 to play before fumbling the ball away.

McGovern was 26 of 36 for 269 yards passing for Stetson (1-5), and also scored on a 7-yard run for a 10-7 halftime lead. McGovern gained 28 yards on 15 carries, but the Hatters were held NHL Jerseys China to 57 total yards on the ground.

Brown (2-2) led 7-3 in the second quarter after Linta, 14 of 21 for 143 Nike NFL Jerseys yards with the interception, hit Jaerlon Blanburg on a 40-yard pass.

Notre Dame is capitalizing on a line featuring two likely high draft picks in Nelson and left tackle Mike McGlinchey. The Irish have revved up the rushing attack under new coordinator Chip Long, eclipsing 300 rush yards in four games after failing to do so once last season. Notre Dame’s 10.1 yards per carry at Boston College set a modern-era record. Nelson is a preseason All-American who has done nothing to diminish lofty predictions.

They’ll have to shore up the rushing defense if they have want to contend.

Jackson: “He never wanted to get on the board (Jackson would have a player break down a play on a marker board). I had to call on him and make him get on the board, and then he’d go through the motions doing it. I remember our very first meeting that season and I said, ‘Who wants to come up and do this?’ He leaped out of his seat and drew it up on the board. He never knew formations or anything. Now, he drew up the formation and had everybody in the room shocked. That was the beginning of it. His daughter Cheap Jerseys Toronto had been born. Everything had changed for him.”

Linebacker Jatavis Brown, the Bolts’ leading tackler, suffered a right foot injury Cheap Jerseys Soccer China during the opening quarter of last week’s loss to the Eagles. Brown wore a protective boot on Monday but said after the Chargers’ medical staff evaluated him that he would be good to play Sunday against the Giants. However, Brown’s injury status is worth monitoring this week. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Brown wouldn’t practice Wednesday. — Eric D. Williams

If you think Todd Gurley is off to a great start, then you should see what opposing running backs have done against Los Angeles. The Rams have allowed 4.9 yards per rush and a league-worst seven rushing touchdowns so far this season. They’ll have to shore up the rushing defense if they have want to contend.

Sam Bradford and Dalvin Cook are hurt, which means the Minnesota offense might not be as explosive moving forward, but the defense is still intact. The Vikings are allowing 19.0 points per game this season and 19.8 since 2014, sixth best in that time.

Dolphins’ Adam Gase: Jay Cutler will remain starter, despite shutout

Despite being shut out in London, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said quarterback Jay Cutler will remain the starter.

It was the first time since December 2013 that the Dolphins had been shut out. Despite Cutler’s shoddy performance, Gase said the team wants to “figure out” what the root of the issue is.

“It’s not time to panic,” Gase told reporters. “We’ve been through way worse than this. So we want to figure out what’s going on and then fix the problem. That’s really the only thing we’re concerned about.”

Cutler threw for 164 yards and an interception against the Saints in the 20-0 loss. He also fumbled the ball, but the Dolphins recovered it. He has not thrown for a touchdown in the past two games.

The Dolphins signed Cutler to a one-year, $10 million contract in August after he was released from the Bears.

“As an owner in the NFL and NBA for years, I have met many players, coaches and staff from seemingly every background possible,” Benson said. “But as this week has demonstrated, there are very sensitive, difficult and emotional matters affecting this country. Now more than ever we must find solutions Cheap Jerseys Online China that unite and don’t divide us.

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