etsThe marvels of Tennessee Titans assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeaus career contin

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SEATTLE -- The first complete-game shutout by a Seattle pitcher in 2013 wont belong to the Mariners $175 million man Felix Hernandez. Try Aaron Harang. After failing to make it out of the fourth inning in his previous start, Harang tossed a four-hit gem on Monday, shutting down the San Diego Padres in a 9-0 win. It was the first complete game for Harang since June 4, 2009 and first shutout since April 12, 2009. He struck out a season-high eight and threw 122 pitches. And it was surprising because of how bad Harang was in his last start against the Los Angeles Angels when he gave up two home runs, nine hits and seemed on the verge of losing his spot in Seattles rotation. "Ive been working really hard with (pitching coach) Carl (Willis) to try and get things lined up and hes looked at a lot of video. The big thing was coming out and pounding the strike zone and getting ahead in the count," Harang said. "Theyre an aggressive team theyre going to go out swinging and I was able to get them to put the ball into play within the first couple of pitches a few times and didnt get into the count too much early on." Harang (2-5) was helped by getting staked to a 4-0 lead after the first inning, giving him the opportunity to pitch aggressively while still having some cushion for error. Jason Bay hit his first career leadoff homer and Michael Morse added a three-run shot as part of Seattles four-run first inning. A day after getting the game-winning hit in the 13th inning against Texas that snapped the Mariners eight-game losing streak, Bay got Seattle started against San Diego lefty Clayton Richard. Bay hit the fourth pitch out to deep right-centre field for his fifth homer of the season. Morse followed with his 11th homer into the right-field seats after Richard (0-5) walked Kyle Seager and gave up a double to Kendrys Morales. "You jump out early like that, Jason Bay did a great job of being aggressive and staying the middle of the field and just good at-bats after that from Seager to Morales and the big shot by Morse," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. Harang was dominant after struggling to get outs at various times in his previous six starts. He allowing a leadoff bloop double to Everth Cabrera, then retired 18 of the next 19 batters. Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning in the best performance of his seven starts with Seattle. He was efficient with his pitches and used the favourable dimensions of Safeco Field. Three times Harang saw fly balls caught on the warning track, including centre fielder Endy Chavez making a twisting grab just in front of the wall to rob Chase Headley of extra bases in the first inning. Headley led off the seventh inning with a hard shot that deflected off the glove of a diving Morales at first base for the Padres second hit. Headley wasnt at first long as Carlos Quentin hit a line drive right back at Harang, who got his glove up in time and was able to easily double off the runner at first. Harang gave up a hit and walk in the eighth, but was able to finish the inning and began the ninth to a loud ovation. Harang was asked by Wedge and Wilils after the eighth how he felt. His response: "I want to finish it." It wasnt an easy ninth. He struck out Headley on a 12-pitch at-bat to start the ninth, got Carlos Quentin looking and got a flyout from Yonder Alonso to finish it off. "Ive known Aaron a long time. He got away with some stuff today," Headley said. "There were some hard-hit balls. Not that he didnt pitch well, but I dont see a complete-game shutout." Richard also gave up a solo homer to Kelly Shoppach in the fourth. He pitched six innings and his ERA actually dropped from 8.54 to 8.35. Seattle then added four more runs in the seventh off reliever Anthony Bass, highlighted by Morales two-run single. Morales is hitting .500 with seven doubles and nine RBIs during his current seven-game hitting streak. "Been working in the cage and just grinding more and more and more, trying to get better and help the team," Morales said through a translator. "(I) feel comfortable now where I want to be and just going to get better." NOTES: Bay made just his fourth career start in the leadoff spot, all this season. It was the sixth leadoff homer already this season for the Mariners, a team record. ... San Diego optioned LHP Tommy Layne to Triple-A Tucson to clear a roster spot for Richard. ... Wedge said 1B Justin Smoak (strained oblique) is feeling a little better but no determination has been made if hell go on the disabled list. ... Padres were shut out for the third time this season. Basket Stan Smith Pas Cher . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. Stan Smith Soldes . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. http://www.stansmithfrance.fr/ . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. Stan Smith Pas Cher France . It just didnt show when he hit the ice. Berra made 42 saves and Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Acheter Stan Smith Pas Cher . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." Madrid is third in the Spanish league, six points behind leader Barcelona, going into Saturdays game against Valladolid. Topics this week include?an under-the-radar potential Hall of Fame career, a look at why Stefon Diggs lasted until the fifth round of last years draft, whats next for Jay Cutler?and more.Aqib Talib working his way into HOF careerA prevailing storyline throughout the offseason was whether Broncos cornerback?Aqib Talib?was available in a trade. Only he wasnt. Its possible his name came up in conversations between Denver and other teams, but at no point were the Broncos looking to trade him.Rather than speculating on whether Talib, a three-time Pro Bowler, could be traded, its about time to wonder whether he one day will find his way to Canton, Ohio.Coming off last Sundays win against Indianapolis and heading into Sundays game at Cincinnati, Talib has returned nine interceptions for touchdowns, tied for the fourth-most in NFL history along with Pro Football Hall of Fame selections Ken Houston, Deion Sanders and Aeneas Williams. Talib is three interception-return touchdowns short of tying Rod Woodson, another Hall of Famer, for most in NFL history.Even though Talib has bounced around the league, from Tampa to New England to Denver, he gradually is playing himself into the Hall of Fame conversation.--?Adam SchefterHow will the Bears handle Jay Cutlers contract?Two weeks into the season, intriguing quarterback storylines are already taking shape and will remain for weeks and months to come.Jimmy Garoppolos emergence will force New England to ponder whether to sign him to a long-term extension or trade him for a premium pick or two.Robert Griffins?and Josh McCowns shoulder injuries will put the spotlight on Cleveland and rookie quarterback Cody Kessler, raising the question of whether the Browns need to invest another high pick in a quarterback.And then there is the nearly annual issue and question of what to do with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, but this year there is a significant difference. Cutler has no more guaranteed money left on his contract. The Bears are past the dangerous portion of his contract, leaving them in a position to do what they want with Cutler, when they want to do it.Should the Bears decide to trade or release Cutler, they will take only a $2 million salary cap hit while clearing up an additional $13 million in salary-cap space. Parting ways with Cutler would give Chicago, which already is projected to have $41 million in salary-cap space in 2017, about $54 million of cap flexibility, though needing a starting quarterback to pay and play.But seemingly all along there have been questions about what the Bears should do with Cutler. Now if they choose, they can move on from him without any financial punishment -- and because Cutler has no early bonus payments due, the Bears dont have to be rushed into a decision. It all leaves Chicago at the epicenter of the many quarterback questions that will follow teams throughout the season and into the offseason.-- Adam SchefterHow good could Stefon Diggs be?Diggs, a rare five-star receiver in the Class of 2012,?was one of the most nationally celebrated high school recruits in Maryland Terrapins history. The early knock on Diggs at Maryland was that he acted like an entitled high school star who bypassed offers from bigger brand-name colleges to become the local hero.Enter Keenan McCardell, who became Marylands receivers coach one year later. McCardell was one of the classic overachievers in the NFL, a former 12th-round pick who became a Pro Bowl receiver and finished a 16-year career with 11,373 yards. McCardell knew Diggs had aspirations to play in the NFL. He also knew Diggs had some growing up to do.There were a lot of people who were telling him how good he was, McCardell said. I just taught him the facts of life in football, in the NFL, because I knew he wanted to play at the next level. He was a phenomenal talent, but you cant light it up in practice one day, then go through the motions to next day. Its hard to be great. Great players work hard every day. I used to tell him that if he had worked [poorly] on a particular day, he would have been cut [in the NFL].McCardell specifically mentioned the benefit of Diggs being influenced now by Vikings receivers coach George Stewart, offensive coordinator Norv Turner and head coach Mike Zimmer. In McCardells eyes, Diggs emergence, which continued with nine catches for 182 yards and a touchdown in Sundays win over the Packers, was not a shock. New quarterback Sam Bradford immediately noticed the talent upon his recent arrival. Now, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott has talked about the difficulty of defending Diggs for Sundays game.I told scouts [before the 2015 draft] that he may not play as fast without the ball, but when hes got the ball in those big hands of his, hes one of the best at finding the end zone or working his way upfield, McCardell said. He is very competitive. People are finding that out.So why was Diggs a fifth-round pick in 2015? Injuries and immaturity made him a difficult evaluation. He once was suspended for a game after bumping an official when Maryland captains refused to shake hands with Penn State captains before a game. He also suffered a broken fibula and lacerated kidney in college. But in games he played, he was productive. One personnel man said there were questions that might have been resolved if Diggs had been able to make the college all-star game circuit,?but he was not eligible to play in those postseason showcases because he was a junior when he declared for the draft.I told him there were a lot of first-round guys in the NFL who get their pink slip after three or four years, so dont worry about a big rookie pay day, McCardell said. You dont want to be that pink-slip guy. I think mentally hes getting it figured out, and physically he can be special with that ball in his hands.-- Chris MortensenJ.J. Watt changes?workout regimenWhen?Texans?defensive end?J.J. Watt had surgery to repair a herniated disk in early July, there was internal exasperation that he?was becoming a victim of his own work ethic. In simple terms, its labeled as overtraining.Yet here he is, still not missing a game as he enters his sixth year, still wrecking offenses as he did the Chiefs on Sunday, and drawing comparisons from Patriots coach Bill Belichick to Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, whom Belichick once coached with the Giants.?The Texans have added their own sports science coordinator, Erik Korem. And just as Watt must adjust when he moves positionally along the Texans defensive front, he understands the adjustments to his training regimen are necessary to a point.You have no other choice, said Watt, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. I know that if I dont do it right, Im going to be right back in the operating room. Thats one thing I know how to do, is be disciplined.It may be frustrating to do what they tell me I have to do -- and at the same time I am asking them to push the limits, too.dddddddddddd. Im never going to push it too far, but I am going to ask them, Hey, listen, I am an aggressive guy. I want to be aggressive with this. I think thats why theres a little bit of a faster recovery timetable than expected, because we do, we push those limits. But as long as you have the right mindset and you do it the right way, you can do it safely and smartly.Watts longtime personal trainer is Brad Arnett of NX Level Sports Performance in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who understands Watts relentless drive for greatness. Watt is just more passionate than the rest.Ive always tried to instill in him more isnt always better, Arnett said. There are times you literally want to punch him in the face because hes stubborn and his work ethic is part of his DNA. When it comes to training, this is what I know right now -- its getting him to accept or surrender to some adjustments, but hes always going to push the limits within those adjustments.-- Chris MortensenDick LeBeaus schemes and golf game are Titans best-kept secretsThe marvels of Tennessee Titans assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeaus career continue.Through two games this season, LeBeaus defense has given up only one touchdown, one fewer than the two that Tennessees offense has surrendered off turnovers. So in the early part of this season, the Titans offense has given up more points than the Titans defense. The Titans defense is one of the biggest reasons Tennessee upset Detroit in Week 2, and it will try to shut down Oakland and its top-rated offense on Sunday.In a conversation this week, LeBeau was quick to credit his players, saying they deserved all the praise. They went from the leagues 29th-rated defense two years ago to the 12th-rated defense in 2015 to one of the leagues most underrated units this season. But LeBeau is one of the defenses top secrets and best weapons. Few coaches ever have been more beloved by their players or have gotten more out of them. LeBeau did it in Cincinnati, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and now Tennessee, where it should be no surprise his methods have kicked in.We have more depth, weve got a pretty solid core of defenders, and theyre playing hard and theyre playing together, LeBeau said Monday night. These first few weeks, we need to grow a great deal, but everyone is working at being a team.It is a challenge, but LeBeau always is up to them. To provide some insight into how prolific he has been, look no further than his golf game. Last year alone, LeBeau, 79, shot a lower score than his age during 73 separate golf outings. His best round was a 65 at Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Just before training camp began last summer, LeBeau used a 7 iron to record his seventh lifetime hole-in-one. LeBeau now has six Super Bowl rings and seven holes-in-one.Well, LeBeau said with a laugh, it would be nice to get another Super Bowl ring to balance it out.-- Adam SchefterEmptying out the notebookCarson Wentz still has some Eagles cringing when he makes plays with his legs, taking on tacklers at times. One general manager?said that unless a quarterbacks name is Cam Newton, it would behoove a team to emphasize to the QB the difference between escapability and running with the football. If they could threaten to fine [Wentz] $10,000 for not protecting himself when hes escaping a pass rush, they should do it. Hes that valuable to them. That goes for a lot of these quarterbacks, but its the way he played in college, and it cant continue.Hard to imagine, and it feels like it could happen only in Cleveland, but the Browns will start their fifth quarterback in five games Sunday at Miami. Dating back to last season, the Browns started Johnny Manziel in Week 16 and Austin Davis in Week 17, and then in this seasons first three weeks, Cleveland will have started Griffin, McCown and now Kessler against the Dolphins.Detroit has won once in Green Bay?since 1991. As if it werent tough enough to win there, the Lions will be playing a Green Bay team coming off a tough Sunday night division loss in Minnesota, in the Packers home opener.The NFL never is what it appears: Trevor Siemian, Garoppolo and Brock Osweiler are each 2-0, whereas?Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins and Tyrod Taylor are each 0-2.Josh Norman expressed his displeasure that he had to submit to a drug test after the Redskins game against the Cowboys. Unless he is in the substance abuse program, he would not be subject to a random urine test. Norman has never been publicly disciplined. As for random PED testing, the revised collectively bargained policy in 2014 explicitly states, The collection of blood specimens is prohibited on game days unless the players day off is scheduled for the day following a game day, in which case blood collections may occur following the conclusion of the game. The Redskins are one of an estimated six teams that designate Monday as their normal day off for games played Sunday.Big Pagano weekend in Week 3: Colts coach Chuck Pagano faces his brother John Pagano, the Chargers defensive coordinator.In a continuing effort to try to make an inherently unsafe game safer, the NFL has been inquiring with coaches and special-teams coaches about what the game would be like if it eliminated the kickoff, according to league sources. However, the league and its competition committee are not any closer to taking the play out of the game, according to sources familiar with those talks. One of the issues that has surfaced with the potential elimination of the kickoff is the subsequent loss of the onside kick, a key play that coaches prefer not to lose. So the talks about making the game safer and eliminating the kickoff will continue, but no rule change is close to being in sight.Bradfords?durability has been an issue since he injured his throwing shoulder twice in the same season?at Oklahoma in 2009. The Rams decision-makers at the time still feel they made the right choice when they made him the No. 1 pick in 2010. The Rams went from 1-15 to 7-9 in Bradfords rookie season and lost an NFC West tiebreaker to the Seahawks, who also were 7-9. Bradford was the Associated Press Rookie of the Year, with 44 of 50 first-place votes. He also played every snap that season and refused then-coach Steve Spagnuolos occasional urgings to take a seat when games were out of hand in the fourth quarter. Its a point current Vikings tight end coach Pat Shurmur, who was the Rams offensive coordinator during Bradfords rookie year, shared with the franchise before the trade.--?Adam Schefter and?Chris Mortensen China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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