Two rounds down and the NBL season is no clearer as to who will walk away as the champions.Melbourne United went 0-2 in the first round and backed it up by going 2-0 in round two; Illawarra came off a record-setting opening game and then couldnt top 85 points in either of their two losses during round two; Sydney welcomed star import Josh Powell and went 2-0 with wins over Illawarra and Cairns.Cairns are the only side without a victory, having lost both games by double digits, but they have looked remarkably competitive during the two.So much happened during round two, but who and what stood out above all else?Stepping UpSydney captain Kevin Lisch goes down with a little over two minutes remaining in the third quarter against the Taipans, and the Kings are down by four points with the home crowd screaming out for a saviour; enter Jason Cadee.Cadee scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to drag the Kings to the comfortable victory having been one down after three. Cadee showed just how dangerous he can be from all over the floor.CongestionThere is no separation on the NBL ladder, with three teams holding a 2-1 record and two on 2-2. No team has stamped an authority on the season, and it becomes harder to predict what will happen with every game. That is a bonus that shows how the league boasts an even spread of talent across the eight sides, and there shouldnt be any drop off both on and off the floor.Lights Out in MelbourneTodd Blanchfield equaled a Melbourne United record for successful three-pointers in a game, with eight of nine from beyond the arc. Illawarra left Blanchfield alone on several occasions, while the crowd rose from their seats every time the ball went in his direction, and he made them pay.Grand Final rematchThe 2016 grand finalists squared off in a match that did not disappoint, swinging back and forth like a pendulum. The Wildcats trailed by three after the first, led by 11 at the half and trailed by four entering the final quarter before winning by two. The Cats Casey Prather showed why he should be considered highly among the league MVPs with 29 points, five rebounds and four assists.Small Man, Big HeartJerome Randle of the Adelaide 36ers has posted 97 points through their opening four games, leading the side to their two victories with 30 points against Melbourne and 34 against Brisbane. He came up clutch in the final game of the round, against Brisbane, scoring six of the Sixers 13 points to secure victory and a 2-2 record. Nike Air Max 180 Ultramarine
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. Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season.KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justin Ruggiano picked the scuffed-up ball off the carpet, smiled a toothy smile and proudly held it up for everyone to see in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium. A souvenir from his first career hit? Nope. Just his first hit in a while. Ruggiano snapped a franchise-worst 0-for-42 slump by hitting that ball for a single in the first inning Wednesday, and then added two more hits and drove in a run as the Miami Marlins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 to wrap up a winning three-game series. "It became a mental issue. I wouldnt wish that on anybody in the world," said Ruggiano, whose last hit came on July 12. "Im just glad its over with. Now I can get back to doing what I do." Ruggiano drove in the Marlins first run, but they still trailed 2-1 when Koyie Hill doubled off reliever Tim Collins (2-6) to start the seventh. Christian Yelich then hit a grounder toward third that utility man Elliot Johnson let through his legs to put runners on second and third. Donovan Solano and Logan Morrison followed with RBI groundouts to give the Marlins the lead. That was enough for the Marlins bullpen. Dan Jennings (2-3) got through the sixth, A.J. Ramos worked the seventh and eighth, and Steve Cishek handled the ninth for his 26th save. Cishek struck out Alex Gordon with runners on first and second to end the game. "This is a resilient group of guys," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "They keep coming back and battling, and I think you saw some big hits by guys out there." Solano and Morrison each finished with a pair of RBIs for Miami. "Its always good to go out there and play well against teams that are making a push for a playoff spot," Redmond said. "Thats a good feeling heading home." Indeed, the Royals were rolling when the series began. Theyd won 17 of 20 after taking the opener to climb into playoff contention, but now limp off to play five games in four days against AL Central-leading Detroit with their first defeat in eight series. Now, the Marlins have won two straight to ffinish off a long road trip.dddddddddddd The Royals, blanked 1-0 in 10 innings Tuesday night, got off to a good start when Eric Hosmer doubled in the first inning and eventually scored on a single by Salvador Perez. The Royals failed to take advantage of the erratic Jacob Turner, though. The Marlins starter walked six without a strikeout in five-plus innings, but Kansas City could only squeeze out one more run against him on a groundout by David Lough in the fourth. The Marlins got their first run when Ruggiano drove in Adeiney Hechavarria in the top half of the fourth. They were otherwise hamstrung by Royals starter Ervin Santana, who dodged eight hits and two walks over six innings to hand his bullpen the lead. The Royals relievers -- with little help from their defence -- failed to hold on. Johnsons error turned the game, Royals manager Ned Yost said, and eventually led to the go-ahead runs. "In Elliots defence, it was cue-ball shot with a lot of English. It had a lot of spin on it, it hit and then boom, it stayed down," Yost said. "It changed the whole complexion of the inning." For his part, Johnson refused to make any excuses. "Were in the middle of the hunt and theyre not going to tolerate that sort of stuff. It seems like an easy play," Johnson said. "It wasnt as easy as it seems, (but) still I should have made it. Im playing in the big leagues and youve got to make those kinds of plays." Solano and Morrison tacked on run-scoring singles off Luke Hochevar in the ninth, and Cishek finished up for his 21st straight save, the third-best streak in the majors. NOTES: The Royals acquired INF-OF Emilio Bonifacio from the Blue Jays for a player to be named or cash. They made space for him on the 40-man roster by transferring INF Miguel Tejada (right calf strain) to the 60-day DL. ... Johnson went 0 for 3 for the Royals, extending his slump to 0 for 30. He doesnt have a hit since July 6. ... Turner is still winless in 12 career road starts. ... The Marlins previous four wins this month had been shutouts. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys
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