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He likely would have to improve significantly to play Sunday in New Orleans, but they could use his help given Saints quarterback Drew Bress has topped 400 yards in two of four home games.?-- Jeff LegwoldKansas City ChiefsAlex Smith began preparing for the game against the Panthers last week. He wasnt going to play in Sundays game against the Jaguars, but he still practiced (albeit with the scout team) and threw for more than an hour on the Arrowhead Stadium field before the game. He said the combination of the two made him feel like he never missed any time last week, though the Chiefs held him out of the game while he was being checked for a concussion. Both Smith and the Chiefs said the quarterback was never concussed. Coach Andy Reid said theyll accommodate Smith in practice this week by working at a faster tempo than usual. Weve got to make sure were practicing fast, he said. 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Junior opposite Ashlie Reasor and freshman Hollann Hans also had double-figure kills with 10 apiece, marking the first time this season A&M had five players record double-digit kills in a single match.Junior setter Stephanie Aiple directed the balanced attack, distributing 46 assists, to give her 3,008 for her career and move her into eighth place in the A&M all-time career records. She surpasses Chris Zogata, who had 2,962 from 1983-86. Senior setter Kaysie Shebeneck also saw action, starting the third set for the Aggies.Defensively, junior libero Amy Nettles led all players with 20 digs, and senior defensive specialist Victoria Arenas added 13. Babers and Blake had four blocks apiece as A&M outblocked the Bulldogs, 9-4.The Aggies, who entered the match 0-3 in five-set matches this season, improve to 12-7 overall and 6-2 in SEC play, as well as 6-0 against the Bulldogs since joining the SEC. 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A kill by Hans and an ace by Nettles returned the lead to Texas A&M, and the Aggies would hold a lead for the remainder of the set. With A&M ahead, 16-14, McGee put down a kill that marked the start of a 6-1 run by the Aggies. Georgia got a kill following a timeout to get within 22-16, but Blake put down a Georgia overpass and followed with her fifth kill of the set to put the Aggies at set point. Georgia, which was outhit, .444 to .269, in the set, countered with a kill but then served long to end the set and even the match at a set apiece.The Aggies were up 13-12 in the third stanza when Georgia reeled off three points to take a 15-13 lead at the media timeout. The Bulldogs, who were outhit .289 to .238, led the rest of the way, winning a challenge and serving an ace to give them their largest lead at 22-18. 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And about how amazing it would be when that someday finally happened. I told her the story of the time Theo Epstein walked me through the Cubs training facility in Arizona, pointed at the 1908 and 1945 World Series banners hanging from above and told me to ignore them. Were going to get a couple of those for ourselves, he insisted that day.Epstein knew -- this was about far more than being the best baseball team in the world. This was about family. About generation after generation passing along a love for something while not knowing when the payoff would ever come.This year I believed was the year. But a sobering thing happened before these playoffs even began. I was at the gym when I took the call. The words on the other end were numbing. Open heart surgery. Sooner rather than later. A little less than a year earlier, doctors had discovered an aneurysm on my aorta, the same ailment that killed actor John Ritter. They told me I probably would need surgery at some point in my life. 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This is the World Series of life.I told him I couldnt do it. I had to wait.And so for the past month Ive watched every pitch of every game with an even greater sense of interest. I had been scheduled to cover the Cubs through the postseason for ESPN, but after one day at Wrigley Field before the start of the National League Division Series, I knew I couldnt handle it.A little more than 30 years ago, on the afternoon of May 26, 1986, my grandfather had a stroke at Wrigley Field. His friends said he was heckling Pete Rose when it happened. He spent the rest of his life in a nursing home, unable to use the left side of his body. I had been to Wrigley probably a hundred times since then. Each time I climbed those cement stairs and looked out to the ivy and old scoreboard, I thought about him and how much he loved the Cubs. But on the day before this years division series, a paralyzing fear came over me. What if I was next? I began to sweat. And shake. 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Stumps Zimbabwe 88 for 1 (Mawoyo 41*, Masakadza 33*) trail Sri Lanka 537 (Tharanga 110*, Perera 110, Cremer 4-142) by 449 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details For a brief period on the second morning, Zimbabwe made run-scoring look strenuous. For the rest of the day, Sri Lankas batsmen enjoyed a placid Harare surface and a tiring bowling attack to pile on 537. Upul Tharanga, displaying admirable patience, reaped the most rewards on the second day to score to his second Test ton, an unbeaten 110.In reply, Zimbabwes batsmen had to survive a tricky 23 overs before stumps. They were positive from the outset, particularly against Rangana Herath, and finished the second day at 88 for 1. The batsmen regularly shimmied down the track and opted to sweep even if they misread the length.There wasnt much turn for either Herath or Dilruwan Perera; most deliveries skidded on with the arm. One such delivery from Herath rapped opener Brian Chari on the pad in front of leg. Umpire Simon Fry raised the finger but it seemed the ball may have been heading down leg with the angle. Hamilton Masakadza was dropped at first slip by Dimuth Karunaratne off Suranga Lakmal in the seventh over, a relatively simple chance at shoulder height. Subsequently, Tino Mawoyo and Masakadza ensured there were no other flutters and ended not out on 41 and 33 respectively.Tharanga had earlier dominated the day, milking the bowling for the majority of his innings and capitalising on anything short with cuts and dabs behind square on the off side. With legspinner Graeme Cremer blocking that option by bowling a fuller length, Tharanga chose to sweep, including a lofted heave over midwicket to bring up his fifty. Once he was set, the drives came out and their timing was excellent.Tharanga was assisted by debutant Asela Gunaratne who auditioned for a regular spot in the Test squad with 54 off 102 balls, compiled with a compact technique and an ability to manoeuvre the field. A tight channel just outside off didnt work against him: he often opened the face to steer boundaries either side of gully.But, soon after becoming the 18th Sri Lankan batsman to score a fifty on his Test debut, Gunaratne misjudged the length of a short delivery from left-arm spinner Sean Williams. A leading edge off an attempted pull was taken at midwicket.Zimbabwe were sloppy in the field again: Peter Moor missed a stumping and dropped two more catches, in addition to his two spills on the first day. Tharanga was given a life when he checked a drive off Donald Tiripano, but Tino Mawoyo at cover could not hold on to a catch low to his left.Zimbabwe were much better in the morning though. Seamers Chris Mpofu and Mumba began the day by keeping the ball well outside the off stump and asking overnight batsmen Tharanga and Dhananjaya de Silva to play away from their body if they wanted runs. The batsmen were content in seeing off their opening spell though and only occasionally wafted at the bowlers invitingly wide deliveries.In their recent Test series against New Zealand, Zimbabwes bowlers displayed competence in consistency but werent able to bore batsmen for long enough. Newly-appointed coach Heath Streak may have already turned that around. Barring the sporadic overpitched delivery, the bowlers repeatedly hit the same lines and lengths which meant Zimbabwe conceded only 50 runs in the first 24 overs of the morning. And that led to De Silva, on 15 runs in 55 balls, to step out to Cremer. He failed to get to the pitch of the ball, went through with the stroke and ended up skewing a catch long-off. Zimbabwe had created a wicket, their only one in the morning session. 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