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.

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.

Newly acquired kicker Stephen Hauschka also missed a 46-yard attempt wide left.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick on getting over Thursday’s 42-27 loss to the Chiefs: “Every long week has a short week and every short week has a long week, so in the end, it all evens out. We just try to do the best we can with each day, but we have a lot of work to do.”

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on rookie running back Christian McCaffrey, who had 85 yards from scrimmage on 18 touches in a 23-3 win over the 49ers: “He’s like a new toy at Christmas, but you don’t want to use him too much and wear out the batteries.”

Saints coach Sean Payton on a sideline exchange with Adrian Peterson during a loss to the running back’s former team, the Vikings: “We weren’t in any heated exchange. No. Listen, I’d tell you if we were in a heated exchange, so why don’t you ask him? He was into it, we were all into it, there was none that I can recall. And I’m being honest.”

Peterson when asked about the exchange: “Let’s be clear … I said we need to run the ball up their donkey. Nothing more. I’m passionate but respect my coach at the same time.”

Buffalo squandered two scoring opportunities in the first half. Taylor’s pass to Clay in the end zone glanced off the tight end’s hands and was intercepted by Juston Burris. The cornerback returned it 48 yards, and went down when he bumped into his teammate. Burris then fumbled, but was ruled down by Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China contact, as he had a knee down when hit from behind by Bills Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys center Eric Wood.

The Jets converted 4 of 14 third-down chances and managed 11 first downs — and just four in the first half.

Paul George says it’s ‘too early’ to talk about him playing for the Lakers

For the last few months, we’ve been operating under the assumption that Paul George to the Lakers next season is close to a done deal. But according to George himself, that isn’t so.

George called it ‘too early’ for him to commit to playing with the Lakers next season in an in-depth interview with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins. The Lakers will have to make commitments from another top player or two from around the league before George even considers them an option, he said.

“It would have to be a situation where the ball gets rolling and guys are hopping on. This guy commits, that guy commits. ‘Oh s—, now there’s a team forming.’ It has to be like that,” George told Jenkins.

“I’m in OKC, so hopefully me and [Russell Westbrook] do a good enough job and make it to the conference finals and love the situation. Why not recruit someone to come build it with us? I’m open in this whole process.”

On Friday afternoon, it was reported that Kyrie Irving met with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this summer and requested a trade. Irving is tired of playing under James’ shadow, something that is admittedly unavoidable even when Irving took more field goal attempts and recorded a higher usage rating than Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale James last season. Irving listed four preferred destinations, although he has no leverage to actually enforce the Cavaliers trading him to one of those teams. However, barring unforeseen reconciliation, it appears Irving is on his way out.

The basketball world had already been entranced with trade rumors. For weeks, we’ve discussed Carmelo Anthony and his future — or lack thereof — in New York. Was he headed to Cleveland? Houston? Portland? It seems increasingly certain that Anthony won’t be with the Knicks Cheap NFL Jerseys China next season, and that was the dominating conversation in the NBA all through July.

Islanders, Barclays Center set for unceremonious split, report says

Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky, the rookie principle owners of the NHL’s Islanders, are faced with big decisions about where their franchise will play its games in the near future.

This much seems clear: It won’t be Barclays Center.

That’s it. No other franchises in the NBA, NFL, MLB or otherwise have surpassed 25.

To fully appreciate the Red Wings’ run, consider the era in which it occurred.

Since the 1990-91 season, Detroit has gone through five head coaches, three general managers and three captains. A different goalie manned the net for three of the third four Stanley Cup championships during the streak, and thanks in part to the introduction of the salary cap in 2006, eight different players led the team in regular season scoring.

Oh, and they haven’t drafted in the top 10 since 1991.

It’s possible all of professional sports, let alone the NHL, never again will bare Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale witness to the excellence required to sustain such success.

Or maybe the Red Wings, still armed with a strong prospects stable and a renowned front office, will merely start anew. The Metropolitan Division started off the night with a win in the Skills Challenge Relay. Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones, Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds Jerseys Supply and Capitals goalie Braeden Holtby completed the five-stage event in a time of 1:21.07.

To Mets’ Zack Wheeler, working out of ‘pen a bunch of bull

The Mets’ projected No. 5 starter has pitched exactly one professional inning since the end of the 2014 season. His recovery from Tommy John surgery has been painfully slow. So of course he’s not interested in doing more things that are intended to protect that elbow.

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Tuesday night’s total is set at 186.5 points.

After getting steamrolled in the first two games of this series, Memphis fed off the energy of its home crowd to roll to a 105-94 win in Game 3 and to gut out an impressive win in a hard-fought Game 4. Mike Conley started the series off with a disappointing 13-point performance, but he followed that up with back-to-back 24 point games and then a sensational 35-point effort in Game 4.

Memphis has proven it can hang in this series, but it will need to snap out of a 1-7 SU and ATS postseason road slump to take the next step.

Tuesday night’s total is set at 186.5 points. The UNDER is 7-1 at sports betting sites in Memphis’ last eight playoff road games.

At the team’s press conference late last night once the pick was made, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome noted that it was indeed a “long day.” He said that head coach John Harbaugh was on the phone with Jimmy Smith while he was on the phone with “another team.” Ozzie thought he had worked out a trade and called the NFL, but apparently, the other team did not, leaving the Ravens holding the phone while their allotted time ran out and the Chiefs jumped in front of them.
The Ravens got their pick in eventually, landing Smith before the Saints picked at No. 28.

According to the Tribune, Bears general manager Jerry Angelo told two staff members to call the league regarding the deal, but each believed the other was doing it.

“We had a disconnect,” Angelo said via NFL.com. “There might be something said about it because of not communicating with the league in proper protocol. That was my fault. I Quality Cheap Jerseys called NFL Cheap Jerseys Baltimore and apologized to Baltimore and told them it was our fault.”

Through 24 games this season, the Nationals have been doing great.

The Bills came out of the 2017 NFL draft with a handful of top-tier prospects and no general manager; the team fired Doug Whaley less than 24 hours after the draft wrapped. That’s a shame, because his final draft with the franchise was widely praised. Buffalo picked up one of the draft’s best cornerbacks in Tre’Davious White, got a mean, mauling offensive lineman in Dion Dawkins, picked up receiving help with Zay Jones, and added a developmental quarterback (in the fifth round!) by nabbing Nathan Peterman. All in all, a solid haul in upstate New York.

Through 24 games this season, the Nationals have been doing great. They have a 16-8 record, and their big players (Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy) are doing exactly what they need to do, i.e. playing super well. Everything was gliding along smoothly until Friday when center fielder Adam Eaton suffered a horrific-looking injury while trying to beat out an infield single. And it didn’t just look bad — it IS bad. Eaton has reportedly torn his ACL, and if it’s true, he’ll be out for the rest of the season.

That’s a tough blow for pretty much everyone involved. Eaton was off to a marvelous start, hitting .297/.393/.462 with seven doubles and two home runs. That’s exactly what the Nationals hoped Echl Cheap Jerseys he’d do when they traded for him last winter. The Nats sent a hefty package to the White Sox during their offseason fire sale: Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning. Giolito was incredibly important to the Nationals, which should tell you how much they wanted Eaton. Plus, he’s signed through 2021, so they don’t Extremely Cheap Jerseys have worry about center field for a long while. Theoretically, anyway.

Wizards’ Markieff Morris will play in Game 2 vs. the Celtics

Wizards forward Markieff Morris will play in Game 2 of Washington’s second-round series against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

Morris suffered a sprained left ankle in the second quarter of Game 1 when he made a jump shot before landing on Al Horford’s foot. He exited the game under his own power but did not return after heading to the locker room. The Wizards went on to lose, 123-111.

Morris said after that loss he would play in Game 2, and that sitting the remainder of Game 1 out was a precautionary measure. The Wizards forward averaged 14 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for a Washington team that finished the regular season with the Eastern Conference’s fourth-best record. He is averaging almost two blocks per game during the playoffs.

Without Morris, the Wizards had paired Kelly Oubre with the starting unit, making it easier for Boston to hide Isaiah Thomas defensively.

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