For all the attention hes getting

Posted on: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:36 By: miaowang123

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The two touchdowns were nice. New York Rangers Hoodie . The diversity in the Bengals offence was even more pleasing. With All-Pro receiver A.J. Green watching again, Cincinnatis offence had an impressive first half in a 27-19 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. Everybody got involved. "It was a successful Week 2," coach Marvin Lewis said. "We had a lot of positives. All in all, we got some things done that we look forward to getting done." Rookie running back Giovani Bernard started in place of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and made quite an impression. The second-round pick carried seven times for 37 yards and a touchdown, and turned a short pass into a 22-yard gain, giving the Bengals (2-0) the diversity theyre seeking out of the backfield. "Im eager to prove myself," Bernard said. "I want to be an everyday back. I dont want to just be a speed back, a guy whos shifty, or a guy who can catch the ball out of the backfield. I want to be able to do it all." After failing to score in the first quarter of a 34-10 win in Atlanta last week, the Bengals starters piled up 220 yards in the first half on their way to a 17-3 lead. Andy Dalton was 9 of 14 for 115 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu in the back corner of the end zone. "I think we were a little bit hungry tonight," Dalton said. "After last week, we wanted to put points on the board with the (starters) in there. So we go out of this game feeling a little bit better than last week." Green didnt suit up for the game. He bruised his left knee on the first day of training camp and and returned to practice last week on a limited basis. He hopes to play in one of the two final preseason games. The offence also was a focus for Tennessee (0-2), and things didnt go nearly so well. Jake Locker played the first half and went 12 of 20 for 116 yards, but failed to get a touchdown. And Tennessees kickers didnt help, missing three straight field-goal attempts. The defence had some bad moments, too, giving up big plays because of missed tackles. "That was disappointing to watch," coach Mike Munchak said. "It was frustrating. We missed some plays when they were there. We missed field goals. Thats why it was disappointing." Receiver Kendall Wright -- Tennessees first-round pick last season -- injured his right knee while running a pattern. He walked around after the game with a wrap on the knee. He got an MRI but didnt have the results back. Asked if he was worried, Wright said, "Right now, I am. Im just waiting and being patient." The Titans spent the off-season reconfiguring their offensive line through free agency and the draft. They had a new combination for the second preseason game. Right tackle David Stewart was back after missing the first preseason game against Washington with a sore right ankle. It was his first game action since he broke his right leg last Dec. 2. He settled in next to guard Chance Warmack, the No. 10 overall pick in the draft. At centre was Fernando Velasco, competing for the job with Rob Tuner, who started the first preseason game. The Titans got got 182 yards in the first half and averaged 4.4 yards per rush, an encouraging statistic. The Titans were last in the NFL in time of possession last season in part because their injury-depleted line struggled. "We really got the running game going in the second quarter and continued it in the second half," Munchak said. "That was good to see." Their kicking game gave them problems. Rob Bironas didnt play in the 22-21 loss to Washington last week because of a bad back. He resumed kicking on Monday and missed two of his three attempts. Bironas was on target from 44 yards out on the opening drive, but was wide from 38 and 37 yards, showing some rust. "He hasnt been kicking, and thats going to factor into every position," Munchak said. "Hes been in the league long enough that we know how hell respond." Maikon Bonani then missed from 47 yards before making one. Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers hurt his right ankle during the first quarter and walked off the field, then was taken on a cart to have it examined. Muchak said it the injury appeared to be a bruise. Rick Nash Rangers Jersey Authentic . Coming off a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal endured another demoralizing result after rallying for a 2-1 lead -- only to concede a fluke equalizer.Derek Stepan Rangers Jersey Authentic . Pironkova, who was ranked outside the top 100 despite reaching the Wimbledon semifinals in 2010, beat three top 10 players in Sydney, 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani, 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Kerber.PORTLAND, Ore. -- Deron Williams took a moment to snap a few photos of Brooklyn teammate Jason Collins at their shootaround in Portland. He couldnt help it: The NBAs first openly gay player was surrounded by a throng of cameras and microphones, and at least for the next week or so, Collins will be the face of the Nets wherever they go. The 7-footer was signed to a 10-day contract on Sunday. He played in a 108-102 victory over the Lakers that night, with two rebounds, five fouls and a steal in just under 11 minutes. Before Wednesday nights game against the Trail Blazers, Collins said he accepted the both the interest and scrutiny that has come with his return to the league. "Im back playing basketball, so of course Im enjoying this," he said. Collins quietly played seven minutes in the 124-80 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday night, entering after Nets coach Jason Kidd had pulled his starters in the fourth quarter and many of the fans had already headed for the exits. He attempted one field goal. After Portland, the Nets visit Denver, where the attention will become even more intense. The family of slain Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard is expected to make the drive for the game Thursday night against the Nuggets. Shepard was tortured and murdered in 1998 because he was gay. Collins wears his No. 98 jersey in Shepards honour. He wants to keep the details of any meeting with Judy Shepard to himself. "Obviously, its extremely special and Im very much looking forward to meeting them," he said. Collins wore the No. 98 with both the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards for Shepard even before coming out. The jersey wasnt yet ready for the game against the LLakers (he wore a spare jersey with his name hastily added), but he wore No. Mike Richter Rangers Jersey Authentic. 98 against the Blazers. "We were very touched," Judy Shepard told the New York Daily News about the jersey. "For him to make that tribute to Matt was meaningful to us." The jersey was already the biggest seller of the day Tuesday on NBAStore.com, and the NBA said it was selling well again Wednesday. The league didnt provide the number of jerseys sold. For all the attention hes getting, Collins is not a distraction for the Nets, who are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, inside the playoff cutoff. "He understands how to play the game the right way, and we saw that in L.A.," Kidd said. Collins publicly announced he was gay last May, and he joins several other athletes to come out, including Robbie Roberts of Major League Soccers Los Angeles Galaxy, Brittney Griner of the WNBAs Phoenix Mercury, and NFL draft hopeful Michael Sam, an All-American defensive end who played at Missouri. Since coming out, Collins has become an advocate for LGBT rights. He was in Portland just last week, appearing before a group thats advocating to get a measure on the November ballot that would legalize gay marriage on Oregon. In 2004, voters passed a measure that amended the state constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Campaign organizers hope to make Oregon the first state to overturn a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage. Collins said for now, however, he just wants to focus on the Nets. 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