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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Cheap Arizona State Jerseys Authentic . -- UConns winning streak remains alive, just barely.Napheesa Collier scored 28 points and had a big block down in the final few seconds to lead the third-ranked Huskies to a 78-76 win over No. 12 Florida State on Monday night. UConn extended its winning streak to 76 games, the third longest streak in college basketball history.Florida State had a chance to beat the third-ranked Huskies at the end, but Imani Wrights 3-pointer was short allowing the four-time defending national champions to hold on in their opener.There are a lot of happy coaches that watched tonights game saying you got out of there with that one but your time is coming, coach Geno Auriemma said.This is the Huskies first single-digit win in the regular season since a six-point victory over St. Johns in 2013. It is also the first time since the 2011 Sweet 16 against Georgetown (68-63) that they have won by five points or less.The Seminoles trailed 65-59, but had a chance to tie it with 13.7 seconds left when Brittany Brown was fouled on a 3-point attempt by Kia Nurse. She made the first two to get within 77-76, but missed the third. The Huskies could not secure the ball and FSU (1-1) retained possession when it went out of bounds.Shakayla Thomas then drove the lane, but her shot was blocked Collier. Crystal Dangerfield made the first free throw, but missed the second. Imani Wright missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.I think this kind of woke us up and showed us that we are a different team than last year. We cant just win on talent. We have to play good, fundamental basketball, said Collier, who also had eight rebounds.Saniya Chong scored 16 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 14 for the Huskies, whose winning streak sits only behind the team record of 90 straight set from 2008-10 and the UCLA mens record of 88 consecutive victories.Wright led Florida State with 25 points while Brown added 16 points and 10 rebounds.I wish we were sitting here obviously on the other side of this having won it, Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. We gave ourselves a chance. We got the ball into two great scorers at the end. Theres no moral victory here. The victory is our growth as our basketball team.BIG PICTUREUConn: Auriemma said before the game that this was a new world they were entering after the graduations of Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson. He also said he wasnt going to judge this team based on what happened in November, but considering they were able to hold on to win at the road, that has to give his team a little bit of confidence.Florida State: The Seminoles hung tough without starting point guard Leticia Romero, who missed her second straight game with a hamstring injury.TURNING POINTThe Huskies trailed by four at halftime and then were down 37-30 with 9:08 remaining in the third quarter, which is the largest deficit they have faced during the winning streak. They then went on a 14-2 run to take a five-point lead. The Seminoles would tie it three more times in the second half but could never take the lead.Collier and Chong each scored four points during the run while Samuelson had a 3-pointer at the end.It was a miracle we were down four at halftime. They (Florida State) got everything they wanted in the first half. If we were down 14 that might have been the end, Auriemma said.STAT OF THE NIGHTFlorida State had 16 offensive rebounds but could rarely convert as it was 26 of 72 from the field. That translated to UConn having a 30-24 edge in points in the paint and 12-7 advantage in second-chance points.POLL IMPLICATIONSUConns tough week will continue with second-ranked Baylor up next on Thursday and another road game Sunday against LSU. Florida State might drop a spot or two from 12th, but proved it can stand with the best teams in the country.UP NEXTUConn: The Huskies will have their home opener on Thursday against No. 2 Baylor. UConn is 53-10 against teams in the top 10 since the start of 2008-09 season.Florida State: The Seminoles continue a string of four straight home games to start the season on Thursday against Jacksonville.---More AP college basketball at and Joe Reedy on Twitter at Pat Tillman College Jersey . 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LOS ANGELES -- From early injuries to a late-season flop, UCLA couldnt seem to catch a break last year.Coach Jim Mora is hoping the Bruins luck was just building up for this fall.And the best reason to believe UCLAs fortunes will change is the sophomore behind center.Josh Rosen is back to run a new-look offense for the Bruins, whose promising 2015 campaign was beset by injury woes and disappointing performances. UCLA still went 8-5, but lost two home games, two rivalry road games and its bowl game.Were coming off a season that was, in our estimation, a little bit disappointing to us, especially the way that it ended, Mora said. Wed like to make amends for that.The disappointment of last season, which was capped by dispiriting losses to USC and Nebraska, obscured the fact that Mora has built a durable winner in Westwood. UCLA hasnt won the Pac-12 since 1998, but the Bruins have been a contender for four straight seasons, which hadnt been true in the previous two decades.The Bruins also have Rosen, who certainly seems to be the type of quarterback who can turn a good team into a powerhouse.He passed for 3,670 yards and 23 touchdowns as a freshman, but hell have to hook up with a largely new set of receivers this fall.New offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu is building a run-based offense utilizing tight ends and fullbacks. The change will be significant, but it could mean big opportunities for Rosen, who will have the chance to direct the Bruins approach to a greater degree.Heres what to know about UCLA:HEALTHY AND HAPPY: UCLA never really recovered from losing three of its best defensive players to injuries early last season. Linebacker Myles Jack didnt even wait until the year ended before bolting for the NFL, but the other two are back: run-stuffiing defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes and cornerback Fabian Moreau. Wholesale Arizona State Jerseys. They rejoin a defense already returning eight starters, although their 2015 unit was porous at times.TAILBACK TRIO: Paul Perkins bolted early for the New York Giants, but three gifted tailbacks are still in uniform. Soso Jamabo, Nate Starks and Bolu Olorunfunmi all showed star potential last season while combining for 923 yards. Theyll compete aggressively for carries -- and there should be plenty, if the Bruins new offense is running properly.BIG KICK: Kaimi Fairbairn, the Pac-12s career scoring leader, is gone after four seasons as UCLAs kicker. Freshman J.J. Molson is likely to take over.SEASON OPENER: The Bruins travel to College Station for an intersectional against Texas A&M. Its a tough trip, but Moras squads have played exceptionally well in similar early-season games away from Pasadena, beating Texas, Nebraska, Virginia and Rice during his tenure. The Bruins will have to do it again two weeks later on a trip to BYU.KEY GAMES: Stanford visits the Rose Bowl on Sept. 24, giving Mora his next chance to stanch his 0-5 record against David Shaw; Washington State, which shockingly beat UCLA last season, hosts the Bruins on Oct. 15; and USC visits for the 86th crosstown showdown Nov. 19.PREDICTION: Given how many important things broke poorly for the Bruins last season, perhaps its time for things to run in the other direction this fall. With Rosen at the controls, anything seems possible for the new offense. 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OXNARD, Calif. Andre Branch Jersey . -- Dez Bryant bounces around the field after most practices at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys, playing catch with young star Miles Brown from the TV show Blackish and a few days later yelling at Terrance Williams to catch his pass before the throw almost hits his unsuspecting fellow receiver in the facemask.The star wideout hasnt played much football since the end of his All-Pro season in 2014, and hes got the nervous energy to show it. Not only did he have a career-worst year plagued by a broken foot in 2015, he had to watch the last two meaningless losses of a 4-12 season when the Cowboys shut him down.If thats not motivation, I dont know what it is, Bryant said. I think just having that in the back of your head, not knowing youre going to be there, it can only make you better. The route that I and we have been taking has been tremendous so far.Bryant missed the offseason last year in a contract dispute. After finally agreeing to a five-year, $70 million deal, he injured a hamstring early in training camp and missed most of the rest of it.Then he broke his right foot a week before the first of two breaks of Tony Romos left collarbone, a combination that ruined Dallas season. Bryant came back after missing five games but wasnt the same, eventually undergoing a second surgery. The recovery sidelined him for offseason workouts again this year.The self-professed football junkie couldnt get to California fast enough this year.Its almost as if its a year and a half where he hasnt gotten into a rhythm, receivers coach Derek Dooley said. Theres nobody on the planet who could ever take that much time off and then come back and be as sharp as he is.The Cowboys were NFC East champions this time last year, coming off a 12-4 season that included an NFL-high 16 touchdowns for Bryant. It was his third straight season with at least 10, and he was the highest-scoring receiver through five years for a franchise that has featured Hall of Famers Bob Hayes and Michael Irvin, along with fan favorite Drew Pearson.The numbers in 2015 were almost startling: 31 catches, 401 yards, three touchdowns (his previous career low was six).By all rights, though, he likely should have sat out the season after the right foot injury he sustained in the opener against the New York Giants. But he was anticipating the return of Romo from the first broken collarbone as he worked his way back, and had his only 100-yard game of the season during the wait.Even Romos return didnt help, though.It was extremely frustrating, said Bryant, who needs 13 touchdowns to break Hayes franchise record of 71. Im excited to go all the way back to square one and to put that season behind us. All we can do is think about the moment and the next day to get better.Bryant waited patiently through the spring, knowing the medical staff controlled his fate. Now he has to accept the occasional day off at camp since hes a veteran coming off an injury. That would have been unthinkable for Bryant three years ago.I think like with any great player you get humbled a little bit and you realize this game can get taken away from you at any time, Dooley said. Most young players have a real level of invincibility they all feel. And then they always reach a point in their career where they realize, this is a fragile game.Romo and Bryant spent time together between minicamp and training camp, and Romo doesnt seem concerned that the pair has spent so little time on the field together since Bryants much-debated catch that wasnt in a playoff loss at Green Bay 19 months ago.Healthy and together again, the 36-year-old quarterback and his top receiver represent the same thing they did at camp a year ago: Dallas best hope to be in contention.I have played with him so much, Romo said. Its really not if the mannerisms have changed. Its really just about your ability for me to throw it as accurate as I can, for him to be able to run all day and not get tired. He is in the process of that right now.During and after practice.Game notes LB Andrew Gachkar broke his left thumb during seven-on-seven drills Thursday and is likely to miss several weeks. ... 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And that means for the first time in 108 years, the Cubs can -- get this -- turn their attention toward a repeat.They finally wiped out baseballs longest title drought early Thursday in Cleveland when third baseman Kris Bryant fielded Michael Martinezs grounder off Mike Montgomery and threw to Anthony Rizzo at first, closing out an epic Game 7 of the World Series against the Indians.That set off a celebration in Chicago more than a century in the making, and it was still going on Thursday afternoon. Fans jammed the sidewalks outside Wrigley Field taking photos under the famed marquee, which read WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS.Across the street at the corner of Clark and Addison, the line to get into a sportswear store selling Cubs merchandise stretched around the corner.There will be a championship parade starting at Wrigley Field followed by a rally at Grant Park on Friday.Were in the books, Rizzo said. Were in history forever. This team is brothers forever no matter what.World Series favorites from the start, the Cubs spent almost the entire season in first place on the way to a 103-58 record -- their highest win total since the 1910 team won 104 games.They beat playoff-tested San Francisco in the Division Series. They shook off back-to-back shutout losses and a 2-1 deficit against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series to capture their first pennant in 71 years.They topped it all off when they became the first team since the 1985 Kansas City Royals to overcome a 3-1 World Series deficit to win the title. And now, that championship W flies.As the Cubs -- the Cubs, of all teams -- turn their attention toward a repeat, here are some things to know.ON THE MARKET: The Cubs will have to pay up if they want to keep their closer. Thats because Aroldis Chapman is a free agent and figures to become baseballs richest reliever.The flame-throwing lefty converted 16 of 18 save opportunities for Chicago during the regular season after being acquired from the New York Yankees and was a huge reason why the Cubs won the World Series.If Chapman signs with another team, the Cubs could go back to Hector Rondon as their ccloser. Senorise Perry Jersey. ORE DECISIONS: Center fielder and leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler plans to become a free agent.Fowler told ESPN on Thursday night that he will exercise a $5 million buyout clause rather than a $9 million mutual option and test the market. He said he is not ruling out another return to Chicago.He boosted his stock this season by hitting .276 with a .393 on-base percentage after re-signing with Chicago in a surprise move during spring training. Before that, it appeared Fowler was headed to Baltimore.Right-hander Jason Hammel, who won 15 games, also has a club option.YOUTH SERVED: Dont expect the Cubs to fade anytime soon. Not with such a young core of stars.MVP contenders Bryant and Rizzo are 24 and 27, respectively. Shortstop Addison Russell is 22. Second baseman Javier Baez is 23 and catcher Willson Contreras is 24. All had big moments in the postseason, and all are under team control through at least 2021.For that matter, major league ERA champion Kyle Hendricks turns 27 in December.SCHWARBER EFFECT: The Cubs barely flinched after Kyle Schwarber sustained what they thought was a season-ending knee injury in his second game of the season. Even so, there was no denying the impact the 23-year-old slugger had in the World Series.Cleared to hit -- but not play the field -- Schwarber went 7 for 17. But the Cubs might have a logjam next season if the team returns mostly intact.Thats because Schwarber, Jorge Soler and versatile Ben Zobrist could all be looking for time in left field. Then again, manager Joe Maddon has shown he knows how to juggle the lineup and keep everyone involved.MORE HITS: Shut out four times, it was a boom-or-bust postseason for the Cubs big bats. Maddon attributed that to the teams youth. And he expects that to be the biggest area of improvement.If you look at our kids, I think if you put your scouts cap on, its going to be easy to understand that the area were going to get better at is offense, he said. Understanding themselves better, understanding what the pitchers going to try to do against them. Understanding how to make adjustments in the game. 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Alan Smith believes Arsenal could face a defining moment of their season when they take on Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Super Sunday. Andrew Wiggins Jersey . The top-of-the-table Foxes saw off Manchester City at the Etihad last weekend, and face another test of their title credentials against the Gunners.Arsenals victory over Bournemouth was their first win in five league games, and with five points separating the two sides at kick-off, former Leicester and Arsenal striker Smith told Sky Sports News HQ Sundays match could prove crucial come the end of the season.   Mesut Ozil was on the scoresheet as Arsenal got back to winning ways Arsenal have got to make sure theyre at it for the big occasions, and this is a huge occasion, Smith said. It could be a defining moment of their season.If they can come through it, then theyre going to have great confidence for the reminder of the season.Bournemouth was a must-win game after those four matches [without a victory]. They had lost their confidence, belief, and momentum, so thats got them back on track and a win on Sunday would get them more firmly back on track. The Gunners mental toughness was questioned prior to their home defeat by Chelsea in January, and the 1-0 loss extended their winless record to nine league games against the Blues.With another big game on the horizon, Smith says Arsene Wengers side have the quality to beat Leicester, but believes the Chelsea game raises fresh concerns over their ability to perform when the pressure is on. Foxes unheralded stars Leicesters unfashionable stars top of the Premier League The jury is still out, he continued. They have a really poor record in terms of staying at the top at the end of seasons. Part of that is the squad has not been strong enough, and its partly down to mental weakness too.There has been a psychological barrier and weve seen that twice against Chelsea this season. They just cant get over the line against their London rivals.As a wider issue - are they mentally strong enough now to push on, to beat Leicester on Sunday, and to push on again during the difficult away games to come? Are they strong enough to get their talent across? Thats still the big question for me. Theo Walcott was among the goals as Arsenal beat Leicester 5-2 in September Arsenals 5-2 victory at the King Power Stadium in September could provide a blueprint for success this weekend, and Wenger may be further boosted by the return of Francis Coquelin to the starting line-up after a two-game absence.But Per Mertesacker, who has not featured since his red card in the Chelsea defeat, may remain on the bench with Smith predicting Wenger to stick with Gabriel Paulista in defence. Smith tips Gabriel to keep his place in defence, with Mertesacker on the bench It was actually Arsenal counter-attacking Leicester at the King Power, Smith continued. Theo Walcott was in the team through the middle, as well as Alexis Sanchez, but its a different story when youre playing at home. Youve got two extremely talented teams.Arsenal have to defend properly, and I would guess Wenger will stick with Gabriel next to [Laurent] Koscielny. Gabriel has more pace than Mertesacker and they have to deal with pace. Arsenal to outfox them? Leicester 2-5 Arsenal: Was this the template to beat Foxes? Id expect to see Coquelin back in the holding midfield position too. He gives the side so much more stability in front of the back four, and they are getting back to full strength. Get a Sky Sports Day Pass Dont miss Arsenal v Leicester. Watch live on NOW TV for £6.99. No contract Also See: The Sanchez factor Who has the best midfield? Are Leicester the new Forest? Leicesters unheralded stars Nemanja Bjelica Jersey . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. 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Game starts 8:08 p.m.- NEW YORK -- With the Giants Madison Bumgarner set to pitch against the Mets Noah Syndergaard, both teams work out at Citi Field for Wednesday nights NL wild-card game.- WASHINGTON -- After sitting out a couple of seasons, Dusty Baker is back in baseball and back in the playoffs, leading the Washington Nationals to a division title with a folksy style and a wealth of knowledge.- ARLINGTON, Texas -- Elvis Andrus refuses to be defined by last October, when the Texas Rangers shortstop had errors on two routine plays in a disastrous seventh inning in the ALDS-deciding game at Toronto.- LONDON -- Maria Sharapova can return to tennis in April after her two-year doping ban is reduced to 15 months. The ruling by the top sports court makes her eligible for the French Open.- LOS ANGELES -- Jury selection begins in the $21 million rape lawsuit involving New York Knicks star Derrick Rose on the same day his teams preseason starts. 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We know thats subjective. But ask all of you not to put it in our hands because we will react if we have to. I think everybody knows what that means. We want to concentrate on the race. ... We couldnt be more clear. I hope everybody agrees with that.A NASCAR spokesman said afterward that certainly could include a driver weaving the car after the race on the cool-down lap. Drivers have been weaving the car to allow parts and pieces -- designed to move when at speed and under loads -- to settle to go over the tech platform.NASCAR could react with points penalties, fines, suspensions or the elimination of practice time in upcoming races. Cheap Football Bears Jerseys . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. 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As he takes the time to reflect on the past few years of what hes done in esports, he realizes the day marks his one-year anniversary at ESL.Much has happened since his latest job switch, a role he stepped into after being an on-camera host, caster and translator for the South Korean broadcaster OnGameNet. As Creative Producer (since the interview, Chobra has been promoted to Senior Producer)at ESL, Chobras job is to help visualize and bring to life an artistic vision for esports tournament broadcasts. Hes well qualified for it; his resume includes some of the biggest events in the industry for games like StarCraft II and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.It shouldnt come as a surprise that Chobras career took him to a creative position at ESL. After all, he honed his skills at one of the earliest premier stages of esports all the way in South Korea. Hes been immersed in both American and South Korean influences, offering him a lens into both cultures. And hes turned that duality into his advantage.Life here, and life thereChobra spent the first few years of his life in the United States. He was born in Akron, Ohio, and spent some time in California before his father was offered a job in South Korea. Chobra was four years old, and the whole packed up and moved across the Pacific. Though immersed in a Korean language environment at school during some of his most formative years, he credits his mother for encouraging him to continue his English. My mom taught English [in South Korea] at the time. She tutored English, he recounts. She would make sure I read books in English, watch movies, like Disney movies, without the subtitles and just keep that up.All of that would prove to have another purpose, as his mother always had the intention of bringing Chobra and his older sister back to the United States. It wasnt until age 11 that he returned stateside.Until that point, Chobra was attending primary school in South Korea, which he recounts with much amusement. While his sister was always a good student, he remarks that he wasnt, at least in his sisters eyes.My sister was, you know, all about [the Korean educational culture]. Super cutthroat, making sure she always had to get like first or second place, he laughs. It wasnt so much that young Chobra was bad at schoolwork, but rather that his interests lay elsewhere.The violin was one of those passions; it played a large role throughout a number of Chobras school years. He took up the instrument in the second grade and continued playing all the way until the last year of high school.The violin was at the center of my life, Chobra comments. His sister had started playing the cello when he was in the first grade, which became the driving force for him to pester his mother for an instrument of his own. She told me, Hey, lets hold off, your sister just started. Lets see how that goes, and if after a year you still tell me you want to play it, then you can join in too. He had always wanted to learn, and didnt let that delay deter him. Almost exactly one year after that talk with his mom, he asked her again and picked up the violin.That started a foray into a world of summer music camps, competitions and the development of an ambition: to become a solo violinist. Chobra dedicated a lot of time to the instrument and kept up just good enough grades as a backup plan, as he puts it. It was a goal that drove him, but it slowly began to lose its appeal. For one thing, Chobras father wasnt such a big fan of his solo violinist dreams.My dad didnt really support it as a career, he says. Along with the pressure to have a backup plan due to his fathers disapproval, Chobra discusses another reason why he chose to give up his violinist dreams. No matter what you do, if you want to take it as a job, theres going to be politics and bureaucracy that you kind of have to adhere to, to get around. And that was another thing I didnt think I wanted to compromise on.College, MLG and OGNArmed with those self-proclaimed not-top-of-the-line grades, Chobra began attending Columbia University. I switched my major from freshman through sophomore year about seven times, he laughs. After taking Computer Science for about a year and a half, and then finally deciding on a Political Science major, he continued on until the midterm season of his last Spring Semester at the university. That was when Chobra took the leave of absence that would change everything.Hes talked about the leave a few times in video interviews and the variety of reasons that motivated it. But it was during this time in 2012 that he took the leap to immerse himself in competitive gaming broadcasts, having experienced some of the South Korean esports broadcasts in person when he was young.I had always been interested in any form of broadcasting, he explains. I saw that esports broadcasting was starting to take off once again in America. Having found something that combined things that he enjoyed, Chobra was intrigued. I figured, all right, I took time off, this is something that joins a hobby and very big interest of mine, lets give it a shot.There are many accounts of this whirlwind romance with esports. They all start something like this: during the summer of 2012, Chobra, on leave from school, goes to New York, comes across the Major League Gaming studios, and is able to bump elbows with the likes of team Azubu Blaze, esports journalist Rod Slasher Breslau, MLG staff, and caster Christopher MonteCristo Mykles (at the time representing the now-defunct League of Legends site GGChronicle). Chobra ended up being offered two opportunities at the studios: translating for MLG at future events and writing for MonteCristos GGChronicle. I signed on for both, he says.Soon afterward, when MonteCristo accepted a commentator position in South Korea, Chobra took over for casting League of Legends in the weekly MLG League Championship Series qualifiers.Working with MonteCristo as a contributor, Chobra built up the relationship that would net him the next jump in his career. OGN had been looking for potential hires, and MonteCristo, working with said broadcasting company at the time, recommended him to them, as he had experience in both translating and casting.I straight up didnt know what to do, especially with the OGN offer, Chobra says. I had this sudden fear: what if Im taking too many risks at once? With the new year rapidly approaching, Chobra finally decided to take the plunge and moved to South Korea, having accepted a job offer with OnGameNet to help with their global operations efforts. I kind of wore many hats, he chuckles. I did all the menial things from moderatingg the chat at the time, all the way to translating the interviews live for [League Champions Korea]. Bryce Callahan Jersey. When asked how he kept up his Korean, Chobra replies that by going to school in South Korea, he naturally was able to balance both languages. Plus, he had always conversed with the older family members and friends surrounding him. He laughs that whenever his family would have a gathering, it would be up to him to communicate with the older generation for his sister and his cousins. My cousins couldnt speak Korean. And my sister was shy, so any communication between the kids and the adults would be done through me.It came in handy when he began to work in South Korea; OGN colleagues would comment favorably on his fluency. Since a majority of his Korean was kept up through watching Korean shows and by talking to adults, his awareness of proper vocabulary surprised the people he worked with. If anything, I had trouble learning slang when I moved back to South Korea, Chobra says.About a year into his role at OGN, many of the hats that he had worn fell away, and he focused more on casting and on-camera duties. This meant that the numerous small things he had been involved with in the early days of the global team were lifted off his shoulders. Though at times the work was difficult and the hours long, the memories of staying overnight at the office are ones he remembers fondly. It was also a place where he learned and experienced many things. But in the end, he wanted to experience something more.I wanted to be more of a presenter than like an analyst or just game play-by-play, he says. My goal was, hey, make the broadcast as a whole. He set his sights beyond the job he cut his teeth on. I always knew eventually I was going look for a job back in the West, he says.Go west, young manSo, when the offer came from ESL for Chobra to join as talent and broadcast personnel, he accepted. He decided that he wanted to be more than just a host for the span of his career, and the Creative Producer aspect of his job title would help him sink his teeth into learning more of the production work behind it all.In a statement on his tumblr, Chobra said: My visions and OGNs visions for me didnt line up at the end of the road, and Ive always enjoyed working with ESL and watching ESL productions. Im very excited to join and be a part of that, and I hope that you continue to have faith in the fact that Im here to make esports more fun for us all. I want to enjoy it, and I want you to enjoy it with me.In the ESL role, Chobra focused on creating firsts. He explains that, due to his experience in the South Korean esports scene, he was well-equipped to pave the road for something new. Plus, he saw that the producers and directors of these events were constantly trying new things and pushing the envelope, something that he really wanted to do. I felt that I had the advantage of being able to really take in both Korean and American culture, both inside and outside of esports, Chobra states. I wanted to use that advantage to try to further new ideas in esports broadcasting.Though he was always interested in Dota 2 and StarCraft, he did not pursue working in these games from the get-go. The reasoning behind it, Chobra explains, was that the community was hard to break into as someone starting out. By joining ESL, opportunities in these other games opened up naturally, something that seemed to be a definite plus.The criticism that probably hurts me the most is when people tell me that they think Im fake, Chobra says. A lot of times it happens in my first or second time for a new game. He comments that it probably stemmed from his initial inability to understand all the inside jokes casters would make. Its very easy for them to believe that youre just doing that because you have to, he remarks. But at the same time, to me, its like I wouldnt have accepted this event even though its internally at ESL if I didnt think I could legitimately enjoy it.Despite the negative comments that he gets, his goal is always to let his sincerity shine through. [I] just [want to] let them know that Im super excited to be here. Im going to draw that emotion out of the crowd and the people Im interviewing, and thats my goal, he says.Chobra has invested a great deal of effort into improving his work. Criticisms of his Korean pronunciation have been posted on various Korean community forums and poked fun at the fact that his Korean, touched with a rolling American accent, sounded funny to native ears. Despite the reassurances of the respected veteran broadcasters working alongside him, he took those comments to heart, and they spurring him to try and improve for the next time. Its won him a lot of fans, Western and Korean alike.When asked about how he feels about the nickname Godbra that Korean fans have endearingly bestowed upon him, Chobra laughs, One, Its an honor. More than anything, Im just very thankful, I guess?Producing and following ambitious dreams of furthering esports broadcasting aside, Chobra mentions that translating will always be a big core to who he is as a figure in esports. He comments that his style is more interpretation than word-for-word translation and stresses that it is better to take that risk in order to portray the entire picture. Relaying the essence of whats being said is ultimately better than a literal translation. The only exception? When I dont really know the player very well, he says.Chobra has used his position at the intersection of two cultures to understand what esports fans of each side like - and want - from their esports experiences. Ultimately, there are many similarities. But its knowing what the differences are, and being able to cater to them effectively, thats helped him craft his space at the forefront of bridging these two scenes.As a Korean-American, a child of two cultures, it isnt easy to fit into the boxes of what is Korean and whats American. But Chobra has come to terms with being both. Sometimes Im more Korean about some things and sometimes Im more American, and thats okay, he comments. You know, Im both. Im Korean-American; thats fine.Since hes built his career on being able to wield that duality, traversing both cultures is what lies at the very core, even as other passions and interests also fuel him. Ive gotten to where I am because of who I am, and I really want to stay true to that, he says. At the helm of it all, however, is one firm belief that Chobra is adamant about: being the interface between South Korea and the West. 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It feels like a broken record. Weve bounced back from it. We see some resilience. ... The fight and all that is there, its just were not taking advantage of opportunities, especially in the red zone offensively.Tennessee (No. 25 in AP Pro32) is a 3-point favorite against No. 29 Jacksonville. Jaguars go 2-0 in weak division.JAGUARS, 27-23KNOCKOUT LEAGUE TIPIf you are still listening after Atlanta let us down, go with DENVER to get some vengeance on San Diego.No. 6 Philadelphia (plus 4) at No. 2 DallasWere as surprised as anyone by the Cowboys success, which continues off their bye.BEST BET: COWBOYS, 27-20No. 9 Oakland (plus 1 1/2) at No. 22 Tampa BayWell ride the Raiders train in Florida one more time.UPSET SPECIAL: RAIDERS, 26-24No. 14 Detroit (plus 3) at No. 17 HoustonAnother road team we like to win outright this week.LIONS, 33-23No. 5 Minnesota (minus 6) at No. 30 Chicago, Monday nightAnd another.VIKINGS, 20-10No. 1 New England (minus 6) at No. 15 BuffaloYou get the message. 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Spurs had to react after title challengers Leicester won 2-0 at Sunderland to go 10-points clear earlier in the day, but three goals in seven minutes reduced that gap to seven once more.And Pochettino was delighted with his sides reaction, and said the motivation to fight until the end of the campaign is massive. Erik Lamela put Spurs 3-0 up, their third goal in seven minutes He told Sky Sports: Yes, I think it was perfect the performance. Second half I was very pleased, very pleased, full credit to all the players, fantastic show. 3-0 against Manchester United is for us to be happy.We believe, and we still fight, the motivation is big, massive, and we need to try to get points and arrive at the end of the season with the possibility of winning the title.I think its true we sent a message that we are there, waiting and fighting, Pochettino also told reporters after the game. Report: Spurs 3-0 Man Utd Full report from White Hart Lane If Leicester fail we need to stay there, its important. Seven points is a difficult gap to reduce but we need to believe.The performance like today, and the result like today, showed that this team believes.Manchester United had the better of the early stages, but quick-fire goals from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela but the game well beyond the visitors, and Pochettino was happy with how his Spurs side grew into the game after a testing opening.dddddddddddd Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said his side can still make the top 4 after they were beaten 3-0 at White Hart Lane Both teams fought a lot in the first half, both teams wanted to press and manage the game, and it was not clear who had the power to manage the game.But as it went on I think we went to dominate the game, start to find the space and create a lot chances. 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IN A LOW-SLUNG building in Oklahoma Citys Bricktown neighborhood, just a day before the injury-riddled Mavericks began their playoff series against a Thunder team that would dismiss them in five games, a surreal scene unfolded at the Dollhouse Lounge, a burlesque-themed nightclub. Adam Henrique Jersey . (The clubs Facebook page: Win or lose, we still booze.) Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was hanging out with a group that included two of his injured players -- Chandler Parsons and David Lee -- as well as comedian Amy Schumer and her entourage. Schumer had headlined at Chesapeake Energy Arena that night, and knew Lee from his time in New York. She would later share a photo of the Mavs headliners, her friend and opening act Rachel Feinstein and herself, captioning it Pals on Instagram.All in the name of good fun, Cuban and Parsons kidded each other for much of the night, with nothing off limits. Not even the most delicate of all topics: Parsons next contract. You might have thought that Parsons, who planned to opt out of the final season of his contract, would have cause for concern after undergoing a second right knee surgery in two years. However, he was certain that hed command max offers if he tested a historically player-friendly market.A young man with much at stake, out with his boss, might tread carefully. But to expect that is to misunderstand entirely the nature of Parsons and the nature of Cuban, simultaneously among the NBAs closest owner/player pairings, and least restrained.As the booze flowed, Cuban made joking low-ball offers, Parsons chuckled at them, and they eventually moved on. When it was almost time to make the short trip back to the Skirvin Hotel, Cuban was settling up the tab and posing for pictures with some of the wait staff, while the taxi the clubs management had called for the owner idled in the alley out back.Spotting the cab as he left with friends, Parsons saw an opportunity to get the last laugh. He hopped in with his boys, slipped the driver a $100 bill and told him to take off.The timing worked to perfection. Just as the cab started rolling, Cuban walked out. Parsons rolled down the window and stuck out his head.Max or nothing, m-----f-----! Parsons hollered at Cuban, cracking up his crew.Just one last joke in a night full of them.This is the behind-the-scenes tale of the NBAs biggest bromance gone wrong.AS BIZARRE AS that scene might seem, it was business (and pleasure) as usual for the Cuban-Parsons bromance, as unique an owner-player relationship as any since Jerry Buss and Magic Johnson.Cuban has never shied away from developing friendships with players, dating back to putting up Dennis Rodman in his guest house weeks after Cuban bought the Mavs. Although Cuban has gone clubbing with dozens of players in the nearly two decades since, both Cuban and Parsons say their friendship was different. They were two peas in a pod, perhaps the leagues most personable player clicking with certainly the leagues most outgoing owner.Were boys. Were friends, Parsons tells ESPN. Yeah, he was the owner of the team, but I didnt look at him any differently [than other friends]. We did stuff. We enjoyed similar activities off the court. We were friends hanging out.Parsons had joined the Mavericks by signing his three-year, $46 million offer sheet within feet of bass-booming speakers at a club called Attic in his hometown of Orlando, Florida. That moment went viral after Parsons college buddy Dan Morgan (aka @DMoSwag) tweeted a selfie of himself with Cuban and Parsons cheesing after the ink was dry on the deal.That set the tone for the relationship to come: business and pleasure, with too many late nights to count. Cuban and Parsons would go out together occasionally during the NBA season, when it didnt conflict with the job that Cuban was paying Parsons a lot of money to do, and often during the offseason, when they hit clubs in Dallas, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.All the while, they talked shop: The business of running the Mavericks. It wasnt long before Parsons grew to enjoy the rarest of indulgences, normally reserved for long-term superstars: Parsons became a go-to resource on personnel matters, proposing one move after another, some of which became reality.At one point, Parsons pitched his boss on something bold: Say farewell to high-scoring free agent Monta Ellis, who clashed with Parsons and wore out his welcome with many in the Mavs organization; go all in on recruiting Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, whom Parsons believed could blossom to become the NBAs best big man and would be a perfect fit to play with him.Parsons had a lot of reasons to think they could get Jordan. He had known him for a decade, after meeting on the summer camp circuit as teenagers -- and he knew Jordan did not feel at home with the Clippers and was open to moving. It also didnt hurt that Jordan and Parsons both had the same agent, Dan Fegan, at that time.The Mavs would then need only a 3-and-D shooting guard -- they later signed Wesley Matthews -- and theyd be off and running with a core of Jordan, Parsons and Nowitzki.Cuban rubber-stamped the plan, as Parsons spearheaded one of the highest-profile recruiting efforts in recent NBA history, rarely leaving Jordans side in the weeks leading up to free agency, wining and dining the big man in his hometown of Houston and in L.A.Parsons joined Cuban on the owners private jet for a pair of flights to L.A., where Cuban filmed Shark Tank episodes in the week leading up to free agency. One night Cuban and several acquaintances from the show went to the Hollywood club Bootsy Bellows. NBA rules prohibit team officials like Cuban from hanging out with other teams prospective free agents while theyre under contract. But there are no such constraints on players. Parsons just happened to be entertaining Jordan and Matthews in the same place at the same time. Cuban coyly waved from across the club, while Parsons laid the groundwork for the Mavs free agency plans.When free agency arrived in earnest, Cuban was freed from NBA tampering rules. Parsons organized an all-you-can-eat sushi feast at Nobu Malibu in the opening hour of free agency. Cuban attended, as did Nowitzki, who flew in from New York for the occasion. It was an appetizer to the Mavs official pitch the next morning, one of many free agency meetings for Jordan.A few days later, Cuban and Parsons returned to L.A. on Cubans private jet. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision by Cuban, who wanted to make sure the Mavs got the last word after Jordan wrapped up his official meetings. The surprise visit to the centers house seemed to work: Cuban secured a verbal commitment from Jordan.Patron shots were poured and downed as Cuban, Parsons, Jordan and the big mans family celebrated that morning. Cuban and Parsons kept the party going the rest of the day and night. They headed to Manhattan Beach, where Cuban owns a home, and had a liquid lunch at Shellback Tavern, a favorite Cuban watering hole. Joined by a horde of friends and business acquaintances, they eventually stumbled across Manhattan Beach Boulevard to Strand House.Parsons, get out of the street! a tipsy Cuban hollered during a call-in appearance on Dallas radio station 1310 The Ticket, one of a few interviews that day that led to the league office fining Cuban for violating terms of the NBAs moratorium period.Of course, the recruiting was doomed. After convincing the Mavs hed join them, Jordan infamously went quiet. For a few days the Mavericks and Cuban couldnt reach Jordan at all. By the time he was allowed to sign his deal, Jordan announced he had changed his mind and would return to the Clippers.Jordans reversal was a setback for the franchise, but Parsons remained steadfast in his plan to play the rest of his career for his buddy/boss Cuban. And the two openly discussed the idea that Parsons would eventually take an official role in the Mavs front office.NBA OWNERS AND their players usually arent as close as Parsons and Cuban had grown. The reality is that players usually dont keep their jobs that long. A few years is a lifetime in this business -- and Nowitzki is really the only player who has had unconditional loyalty from Cuban. Last season, things were due to get awkward, as one of the Mavericks next huge decisions was the contract of Parsons himself.Things took a dreadful turn when Parsons tore the meniscus in his right knee -- the same one that had already endured microfracture surgery. And on the night Parsons learned he needed another surgery, Cuban took a distraught Parsons to dinner at Nick and Sams, a steakhouse and Parsons favorite restaurant in Dallas. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle and his daughter Abby, who adores Parsons, joined them for a while. After the meal, Parsons and Cuban drowned their sorrows at So and Sos, an uptown Dallas club that Parsons frequented.Groggy as he might have been the next morning, Parsons woke up feeling assured that he had a long, bright future in Dallas. As much as it hurt to see my season cut short, Parsons says, I knew it wasnt career-ending and I knew financially I was going to be taken care of by Mark.Parsons spent much of the spring rehabbing, and house-hunting in Dallas. He fell in love with a $7.95 million north Dallas palace, across the street from Cowboys quarterback Tony Romos under-construction mansion, and intended to buy the house as soon as the ink was dry on his new deal in July.Throughout the whole process going into free agency, I always thought Dallas was going to be the place, Parsons says. I thought we had a mutual understanding that I was going to be there for the whole time and I was going to retire a Mav. Obviously, the second surgery gave him a little doubt, and I believe some people got in his head about it.For weeks after the regular season ended, Cuban consistently told Parsons that theyd get a long-term deal done, according to Parsons. Asked about that by ESPN, Cuban simply shakes his head, evidently disputing the account.At one point in April, Cuban hired Parsons childhood best friend and personal manager, Pausha Haghighi, to assist him in matters related to the teams under-construction practice facility. Cuban consulted Parsons on details of the project for weeks after the season ended.They continued their constant discussions about potential personnel moves. They talked about whether high-flying big man Hassan Whiteside was worth chasing a year after the pair had been rejected by Jordan. Parsons pushed for Harrison Barnes, seeing them as an interchangeable pair of forwards, with Nowitzki moving primarily to center, an experiment the Mavs tinkered with for a few games before Parsons season ended prematurely.BEHIND THE SCENES, Cuban faced a tough choice. Thanks to new TV revenues, the NBAs salary cap was set to explode. Parsons would, in all likelihood, command max offers. Did it make sense for the Mavericks to commit that much? Despite his max-or-nothing dig that night in Bricktown -- and his agent Fegans assurance that hed get multiple max offers -- Parsons told ESPN he would have accepted a four-year deal for a lot less than the max of $98 million the Mavs could have given him. He says Cuban was well aware of this heading into free agency, but even a hometown discount for Parsons would have been a huge contract.At least two teams were willing to take the risk of giving Parsons a max deal despite the medical concerns, attracted to the 6-foot-10 forwards rare blend of size, shooting touch and playmaking skill. They were willing to bet that Parsons would return to the form of his final two months in a Mavs uniform, when he averaged 18.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 47.7 percent from 3-point range.According to Parsons, the Mavs owner told him after the season ended that he had productive talks with Fegan and the sides should be able to agree on the parameters of a four-year deal as soon as NBA rules permitted. Asked about this, Cuban again shakes his head.Cubans unofficial advisory council -- which includes president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, Carlisle, head athletic trainer Casey Smith and Nowitzki -- shared a consensus concern about a long-term commitment to Parsons. As free agency approached, team sources say they were unanimous that itd be a poor business decision to commit a major share of the Mavs salary cap to Parsons for the next four years because of his knee problems.Two team sources also cited locker room concerns with Parsons, although those were labeled as forgivable, fixable things. The primary concern: The fact that Parsons was so close with Cuban and wielded so much power in personnel matters.The main reason why I went to Dallas was because I had an owner that was my boy and who believed in me, Parsons says. Thats an awesome combination to have. As my years went on there, I think there was a huge jealousy factor of how cool I was with him, how I had some power and input in decisions that they make. I think that hurt some peoples feelings. I think that made them jealous.Looking from the outside looking in, I could see how that could rub people the wrong way. My relationship with him -- like, we were so cool, we were so close, I had his ear on a lot of decisions -- I think that ended up biting me in the ass at the end.IN EARLY JUNE, Parsons was at Bungalow, a club in Santa Monica, with Jordan -- the player who had crushed Cuban by spurning the Mavs. Parsons put his arm around Jordan, snapped a photo, and posted it to Instagram with the hashtag #nohardfeelings. He admits he had no thought about how that would be received in Dallas. Yeah, it definitely pissed Cuban off, Parsons says. Its his money and his team. Obviously, he didnt find it too funny, but I wasnt trying to get a laugh out of him or throwing shade at Dallas. It was such a story and such an ordeal with us that I was just kind of publicly burying the hatchet.That was one stumble. Another soon followed, as things fell apart between Cuban and Parsons friend who worked for him, Haghighi. They mutually agreed to part ways days after the Instagram picture -- though the timing could have been coincidental.Cuban then shifted tactics and pushed hard for Parsons to opt in for the final season of his contract, which would have paid about $6 million shy of what hed make as a max free agent. Parsons says Cuban told him they could discuss a long-term commitment the following summer -- when the cap would be even higher and Parsons would be eligible for a five-year deal -- if Parsons proved he could stay healthy for a whole season.In the postmortem, Cuban contends a long-term deal for Parsons was never in the offseason plans due to medical concerns. Once we knew about the knee injury, our goal was to get him to opt in, Cuban told ESPN, referring to the $16 million player option for this season that Parsons declined.It was a pitch that Parsons considered pretty ludicrous, even borderline disrespectful. He never remotely considered it.Obviously that sounds nice, but why risk it? My concern is the same as them. Youre worried about paying my knee, Parsons says. You dont want to pay me long term. These other really, really good teams do. If its too much of a risk for them to pay me for four years, its way too much of a risk for me to turn down guaranteed $94 million right now. It would make no sense, and no fan, no human, no one in the right mind would not do what I did.Before long, Parsons calls and texts began to go unreturned. When Parsons did get a hold of his buddy/boss, he says Cuban often came across as vague and elusive, as did Nowitzki.Cuban says he simply wanted all communication to go through Fegan at that point due to the business nature of the discussions.A sure sign that Parsons was out of the inner circle came when the Mavs hired Larry Shyatt as an assistant coach. He had been one of Parsons coaches at Florida. Its not that Parsons wasnt pleased with the hire, he was just shocked to learn about it via the media.That was the weirdest part to me, Parsons says. How DeAndre was kind of starting to get shady and ignore Marks calls, thats kind of like what Mark started doing to me. So it was like, Damn, you know what? I get it. Were going through negotiations. I know free agency can be tough sometimes, but at the end of the day, youre my friend.I was being avoided. I was being pushed out. I was being ignored. So awkward.Free agency arrived at midnight, Eastern time, July 1. The Mavs braintrust wooed Whiteside in the opening hours, while Parsons met with the Trail Blazers in Los Angeles. Impressed as Parsons was by Portlands pitch, and intrigued by the potential of playing with one of the leagues elite backcourts, he says he fell in love with the Grizzlies during his meeting with Memphis the next afternoon and committed on the spot.Parsons had essentially come to terms on a divorce with Dallas days earlier, when the Mavs made it clear he was nothing more than a fallback option and that no long-term offer would be forthcoming.Says Parsons: It was just kind of shocking.ITS ALL STILL a highly sensitive subject with Cuban. He has said precious little about the reasoning for the teams decision on Parsons, a far cry from the two-part blog manifesto Cuban posted to explain his logic to fans the last time he let a good friend leave in free agency, when the Mavs declined to match Steve Nashs offer from the Phoenix Suns in 2004. He gave brief answers in an interview for this story, essentially just verifying and clarifying facts.Were still friends, is all Cuban would say when asked about Parsons during summer league in Las Vegas, where they once partied together each summer with a large Mavs contingent. He elaborated a bit more during a summer appearance on 105.3 The Fans Ben and Skin Show, saying there were things other than basketball that factored into the decision and wishing Parsons well except the four games the Grizzlies faced the Mavs. The first of those games is Friday night at the American Airlines Center.After Parsons decided to join Memphis, he said his phone blew up with congratulatory texts and phone calls from the Mavs. Cuban wished him well, telling Parsons he hoped to be proven wrong. Carlisle, Nowitzki and Smith all reached out with heartfelt messages, too.A healthy two years in Dallas would have obviously changed everything, but he landed in a great situation in Memphis, Carlisle tells ESPN. Many of us in the Mavs organization remain close with Chandler and wish him the best.As far as Parsons is concerned, the fact that Carlisle, Nowitzki and Smith influenced Cubans decision doesnt affect his view of them.It doesnt bother me, because I would have the same issues, Parsons says. If you ask me about a player, Im going to give you my honest opinion. I dont care if its one of my good friends or not. As a businessman, Im going to be honest and be truthful about what the situation is.The Mavs caution was well founded. For the second straight year, Parsons rehab from spring surgery on his right knee stretched into the season. Parsons missed Memphis first six games and is still on a minutes restriction and trying to work his way into a groove. Meanwhile, his replacement, Barnes, is thriving.Parsons remains part of an active group text with Nowitzki, Smith and several other Mavs staffers that exists in large part to playfully rip Parsons for everything from his injury history to his playboy lifestyle. Parsons more than holds his own, returning fire against the former co-workers he considers friends for life.PARSONS DIDNT TALK to Cuban for a few months after signing with the Grizzlies, exchanging only a few friendly texts. Parsons, for his sake, says he understands the parting was just business, admits that if he were them, he would have been hesitant about signing a player with two knee surgeries to a $95 million deal. And so, a couple of weeks before NBA training camps opened, they decided to meet for dinner and drinks just for old times sake, with Cuban extending an invitation to Parsons and a few of his friends to join him at Soho House, a posh, members-only spot on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.A few rounds into the night, Cuban made a toast to the player he decided he didnt want to pay. The exact words that came out of Cubans mouth are fuzzy now to those who were there, but the message remains as clear as the Titos vodka in the glasses.Raising his glass, Cuban told the group at the table that he wasnt sure when or in what role, but his boy Chandler Parsons would be back in Dallas. Kyle Palmieri Jersey . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. 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Theyve played the Suns six times since then, and won all six.But the most recent win didnt come easy.In fact, the Suns led 111-106 in the fourth quarter in Oakland before Klay Thompson buried a pair of 3-pointers and three free throws during a 27-9 finish that produced a 133-120 victory.That was Golden States fourth straight win after its Nov. 4 loss to the Los Angeles. The Warriors extended that winning streak to 12 games before Thursdays nail-biter.The Nov. 13 win over Phoenix also extended the Warriors streak of regular-season games without consecutive losses to 96, breaking the record of 95 that was set by the Utah Jazz bridging the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons.Its really a remarkable achievement, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said at the time. Everybody is going to lose games in this league. How yoou respond to those losses says a lot about your team. Keith Kinkaid Jersey. 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Tim Howard feels criticism aimed at Everton boss Roberto Martinez this season should more have been directed at the clubs players. Derrick Rose Jersey . Saturdays 2-1 win over Bournemouth was marred by protests towards the Spaniard, with more than 100 fans remaining inside Goodison Park after the game finished to continue their demonstration.Everton had not won since their FA Cup quarter-final victory over Chelsea on March 12, a stretch of seven games, and Martinezs style of play has been the subject of criticism from supporters. Martinez calm amid fan protests Everton boss Roberto Martinez calm amid fan protests But his players have escaped the worst of that and Howard feels that is unfair on Martinez, whose side are next in action against title-chasing Leicester on Saturday.Everyone talks about the manager but he hasnt kicked one ball this season, said the United States goalkeeper, who is leaving Everton at the end of the season to join MLS side Colorado Springs. Everton supporters flew a banner from a plane protesting against manager Martinez during their sides win over Bournemouth It is down to us as players. We are the ones who have to be resilient and dig in. If that hasnt been good enough, fair dos. We have to take that on the chin. The table doesnt lie.Everyone is entitled to their opinion so I dont want to comment on plans and banners but we have to kick the ball, try to save it, try to score. Martinez has come under increased pressure because of a winless run of seven games that ended on Saturday Whatever happens on the outside is where the game has gone, whether that is right or wrong people have a right to voice their opinion and that is what people do.Every manager needs to be given time. People cant have it both ways. Often you get everyone outside of a club talking about players who are not loyal but it works the other way too.People need to be given time when they come to a club - players, managers, the board, it is no different. Everton old boys talk about the current situation at Goodison and the mounting pressure on Roberto Martinez Howard bristled at suggestions Martinez had lost sections of the Everton dressing room, taking it as an insult to their professionalism.I love this club and I feel it is the greatest club I have ever played for but we have no divine right to win games and we have to roll up our sleeves and dig in, and we havent done that enough, he added.When you play professional sports you are open to criticism good and bad and I always say you are never as good or bad as people say you are. Everton held a tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster before their game with Bournemouth One thing I can assure everyone is we are going to work and we try our tails off to win football matches, no-one chucks it in. I think as senior players you try to protect the younger ones because theyve not seen it before but Im an old dog and Ive seen it all before.No criticism fazes me; not from the media, outside sources or social media. It is just words. We have to go to work every day and try to get it right. It isnt fantastic and we will try to reel off three more wins and try to get ourselves up the table. Also See: Martinez calm amid protests Supplement on Martinez Howe plays down Everton link Baines earns Everton win Jimmy Butler Jersey . 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WASHINGTON -- Atlanta pitcher Julio Teheran insisted he didnt mean to plunk Washingtons Bryce Harper with a pitch two innings after the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year homered. Lavonte David Jersey . Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said after his clubs 2-1 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday night that "it definitely wasnt on purpose." Harper -- and everyone else connected to the Nationals -- was sure it was. "Its part of the game and its something, I guess, hes got to do," Harper said, his hands on his hips. Then, asked whether he was surprised Teheran hit him, Harper offered this nugget: "Uh, I hit that ball pretty far off him. So no, not really." And Washington manager Davey Johnson observed: "You file it for future reference." All in all, the sort of stuff rivalries and high-drama playoff chases are made of. Except, in this particular case, Evan Gattis two-run single in the fifth, and the six innings thrown by Teheran (9-5) while allowing one run, combined to produce Atlantas season-high 12th consecutive win, padding their NL East lead to 14 1/2 games over Washington. It was the latest weak hitting performance by a Nationals club thats had trouble at the plate since April and is now five games under .500 a year after leading the majors with 98 wins. "Theres no point in looking back and hanging our head. Weve got two options now: We can cash it in and think about next year or we can grind it out and see what happens," said Adam LaRoche, who grounded out on a 2-0 pitch with the bases loaded against reliever Luis Avilan to end the seventh. "Im pretty sure were going to keep pushing." Gattis big hit came off Gio Gonzalez (7-5), who pitched one night after Major League Baseball announced its Biogenesis investigation cleared the left-hander. Adding to the theatrics: Gattis was only in the game because he replaced Jason Heyward, who left with a neck muscle strain after popping out in the first inning. "Adrenaline kind of takes over," Gattis said about getting thrown into the lineup. "Theres kind of not much time to think about it." Harper put Washington ahead 1-0 with one out in the third, driving the first pitch of the at-bat onto the grassy hill in straightaway centre for his 17th homer. Harper paused a bit as he left the batters box, watching the ball fly, then dropped his bat and took a slower-than-usual-for-him trot around the bases. "Yeah, he sat there for a little bit, but it is what it is," Braves catcher Brian McCann said. Asked about Teherans intent during Harpers next turn up, in the fifth, McCann answered: "Im not sure. I dont have the ball." When Harper went to the plate with Washington trailing 2-1, Teherans first pitch hit him on the right leg. Harper barked at Teheran and pointed at the right-hander. McCann moved toward Harper, before an umpire got in the way. "Obviously Bryce didnt like it, (and) we dont blame him," LaRoche said. Members of both teams streamed onto the field, but they stayed separated and no punches were thrown. Even Heyward came out onto the grass, with a blue shirt on but not his jersey. "Boys being boys," Fredi Gonzalez called it. Not long after, the clubs official Twitter feeds mixed it up a bit. The Braves tweeted: "Clown move bro," tweaking Harpers famous retort to a reporter last season, "Thats a clown question, bro." The Nationals then replied on Twitter: "Which part, giving up the home run, or drilling the 20-year-old on the first pitch his next time up?" Teheran wound up allowing four hits and the lone run. He gave way to Avilan, who got out of that jam in the seventh. Jordan Walden struck out the side in the eighth, and Craig Kimbrel did the same in the ninth, collecting his 35th save by whiffing Harper swinging at a high, 99 mph fastball. 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