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Washington’s wait is over: Huskies climb to No. 4 in CFP rankings

Now that the second batch of College Football Playoff rankings are in, it appears as if order has been restored — for now.

A week ago, the country, especially the Brandon Thomas Authentic Womens Jersey Pacific Northwest, was in an uproar after undefeated Washington was passed up for the No. 4 spot by one-loss Texas A&M. Well, Huskies fans can stop all that howling — Washington took its rightful spot in the top four this week, jumping from No. 5 to No. 4 after the Aggies were upset by unranked, three-win Mississippi State on the road.

Lou Williams scored 15 points for Los Angeles, which rallied from an 11-point deficit in the second half before failing to execute in the final minutes.

After getting their first win of the season Sunday against Milwaukee, the Mavs surprisingly won again without injured Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams. Nowitzki missed his second straight game with a sore Achilles tendon, while Williams missed his second straight game with a strained calf muscle.

Barnes hit 11 of 18 shots while carrying the Calvin Johnson Authentic Womens Jersey Mavs, who used only eight players. Dallas has beaten the Lakers six straight times at Staples Center.

Young scored 13 points in the first 3:15, staking the Lakers to an early lead. Dallas scored the final 11 points of the half to move ahead 58-54.

Mavericks: Coach Rick Carlisle shared a quick pregame moment with Lakers F Metta World Peace, who played for Carlisle in Indiana a decade ago. Carlisle, who still calls him Ron, said World Peace has reached out to him to ask about coaching. … Mavs rookie Dorian Finney-Smith had five points in his first NBA start.

Lakers: Luke Walton coached Barnes and Curry as an assistant with Golden State.

The Lakers (4-4) had moved above .500 for just the second time since Dec. 6, 2013, with a victory over Phoenix on Sunday. Los Angeles also hadn’t won three straight games since the 2012-13 season, but couldn’t make it four.

Let’s not forget Marshall and Richardson had a heated altercation after the Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs

“We didn’t play as a team,” said Quincy Enunwa, including himself in that assessment. “There was a lot of selfish ball. That’s not really going to help you win.” Asked what he meant by “selfish,” Enunwa said, “I’d like to keep that in-house.”

The Jets should have stolen this game — it would have changed the complexion of their season — but they didn’t have the mental toughness in pressure situations. It raises questions about team chemistry. In a virtual must-win game, how do Richardson and Wilkerson allow themselves to get benched? Neither one of them is having a good season, and this behavior creates a poor optic. They’re supposed to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

This was a strange game. There Bruce Irvin Jersey were some encouraging signs, as Ryan Fitzpatrick rallied from a knee injury and two interceptions to put the Jets ahead 23-20 with an 18-yard touchdown pass with 5:42 play. But the major takeaway was the lack of discipline on and off the field, and the lack of accountability after the game.

Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson, both of whom were benched for the first quarter, bolted the locker room instead of answering questions from reporters. A tight-lipped Todd Bowles refused to say why he benched his so-called defensive stars, repeatedly calling it a “coach’s decision.” Presumably, he sat them for disciplinary reasons, perhaps showing up late for a meeting, as Wilkerson did last season to earn a one-quarter benching.

Fitzpatrick and wide receiver Brandon Marshallare supposed Bryan Walters Jersey to be the leaders of the team, but they were caught on camera screaming at each other on the sideline during the second quarter. What happened to the BFFs? It brought back memories of the Santonio Holmes-Wayne Hunter huddle scuffle in the 2011 finale at Miami.

During the game itself, the Jets lost their poise in the first half, as Richardson, Calvin Pryor, Buster Skrine and Julian Stanford were called for personal fouls — dumb penalties. Pryor didn’t stick around to discuss his taunting penalty. All told, the Jets had 10 penalties for 77 yards.

Jamie Collins made the decision to trade him easy for the Patriots

The Patriots made some waves on Monday with the surprise announcement that they were trading outside linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns. As more details emerge via former assistant to the Patriots’ coaching staff and current FOX NFL analyst Mike Lombardi, Collins made this an easy decision for New England.

Collins was a second-round pick in 2013, and Colton Schmidt Authentic Womens Jersey his versatility and athleticism made him an asset to the New England defense. He was set to become a free agent at the end of the season, and the decision to trade him for a third-round compensatory pick seemed odd considering that the Patriots would almost certainly receive a compensatory pick if they would have just let him walk in free agency.

“He’s trading a guy who is very talented, but very moody, very inconsistent with his effort, and so for him to pay that player that type of money sends a Corbin Bryant Authentic Womens Jersey message to the locker room that, look, I tolerate this and I reward this.”

The MMQB’s Albert Breer noted that, as Collins looks toward free agency after the season, Lombardi’s comments may haunt him.

Hate to say it, but Mike Lombardi on Jamie Collins was so striking that Collins may have to answer for that stuff at the negotiating table.

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 1, 2016
The Browns will need to make a decision on Collins following the season, and according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Collins will push for a contract that exceeds Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly’s, which is $12 million per year.

With contract talks looming after the season and a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Collins wanted “Von Miller money” from the Patriots, it was unlikely Collins was going to remain in New England. The trade made some sense, at least from that perspective.

What seemed like a shocking trade on Monday isn’t nearly as surprising today. If there’s one thing Bill Belichick and the Patriots won’t tolerate, it’s inconsistent effort on the field.

The narrow wins against Malta away and Azerbaijan at home where a disgrace

I am surprised that Pirlo has been called and I do not believe it is due to any recent performance. Conte knows what he is doing and hoorah to the mls for this stepping stone. But thats actually the problem with this league. we rate our league performance by revenue numbers. Yes, these players sell jerseys but will putting pirlo, lampard, and villa on the same team make a club succeed, obviously not. lets start Frank Gore Authentic Womens Jersey producing instead of purchasing So far the performances for me haven’t been much different to under Prandelli. We need as big win tonight to generate a bit of belief. Against Malta no matter how much they have supposedly come on we should be putting them to the sword. We need to be ruthless and clinical.

Top teams would hammer the likes of Malta. The narrow wins against Malta away and Azerbaijan at home where a disgrace, truly embarrassing. We need early goal tonight and then hopefully we will kick on from there. Pelle and Eder must start tonight. Can Henry Anderson Authentic Womens Jersey anyone explain to me how the hell Zaza and Immobile get anywhere near the national team. Also amazed that neither Rugani or Romagnoli have been called up, even Benassi or Bernardeschi you could argue deserves a shot. It also amazes me how Rigoni is always over looked he is consistently good for Palermo. Also how Ranocchia gets called up is beyond me, thank God Astori didn’t get called. How is Ranocchia better than Rugani or Romagnoli. I have real doubts. If everyone is fit I would have picked this 30 squad: Buffon, Sirigu, Sportiello. De Maio, Rugani, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini, Darmain, De Silvesrti, Criscito, Pasqual. De Rossi, Florenzi, Pirlo, Verratti, Candreva, Vazquez, Soriano, Rigoni, Bertolacci. Rossi, Balo, Berardi, Eder, Pelle, El Sha, Giovinco, Gabbiadini, Insigne. I would love us to hammer malta and Bulgaria. Buffon said it all, we always struggle against the weaker teams so expect no different tonight. I think 1 or Giovinco just needed playing time to show his worth, something he struggled with at Juve. gifted players just need that confidence and responsibility put on their shoulders order to prosper. Miccoli at Palermo, Di Natale at Udinese, at Verona, etc. It frustrates me to see good players at good clubs leave for the bigger names the game, I get it.. but still, most die out on a bench and never see such prolific days again, Matri at Cagliari.

It’s like watching a runaway train hurtle towards you Increasingly intense … Strong, centre, A View from the Bridge at Wyndham’s theatre. Photograph: Tristram here have been plenty of productions of Arthur ‘s Greek tragedy-inspired drama about Carbone, the Italian-American longshoreman who becomes jealously fixated on his niece,. But you’ve never seen it staged like this. Ivo Hove’s revival, which ran at the Young Vic 2014 and has now transferred to the West End, is merciless that it creates a sickening sense of awe. It’s like watching a runaway train hurtle towards you and being unable to move. It runs uninterrupted for two hours and leaves you as broken as the characters. From the opening moments which Strong ‘s sinewy, apparently indestructible is glimpsed showering after a shift on the waterfront pier, to the final seconds when it rains blood, this is a production that releases the play from its naturalistic trappings – and doing distils it and makes it seem timeless and universal. This is not just somebody else’s family tragedy. It speaks directly to us and suggests that there is Carbone lurking all of us, just as there is a vengeful Electra and a blind Oedipus. Fox, Strong and A View from the Bridge at Wyndham’s theatre. Photograph: Tristram for the Guardian fact it is a muscle-bound Oedipus – unable to throw off the shackles of misplaced honour and how he thinks a man should behave – that Strong’s most closely resembles. Versweyveld ‘s exquisitely lit design offers almost bare, yet strangely imprisoning space with a black aperture at the rear suggesting a terrifying darkness to match ‘s eyes like tunnels. As the evening progresses, Strong’s gaze becomes increasingly intense – he seems to cease to blink.