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MANCHESTER, England -- In the boldest call of his short time at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola jettisoned Joe Hart and replaced him with Claudio Bravo to have a ball-playing goalkeeper in his team. Wholesale Pelicans Jerseys .Based on Bravos debut in the cauldron of a Manchester derby, some will question if its the correct choice.The Chile international showcased his excellent footwork and footballing brain throughout Citys 2-1 win at Old Trafford, moving outside his area to get involved in play and starting attacks with his passing and long throws.But other aspects of his performance let him down -- notably when he dropped a free kick to the feet of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who volleyed home the loose ball to bring United back into a game it had started so poorly.The 33-year-old Bravo also courted danger by dribbling round Ibrahimovic in the second half, only to let the ball get away from him. It required a studs-first challenge on Wayne Rooney to clear the ball and avoid a second major mistake.Every time Bravo received the ball after his error for the goal, Uniteds fans jeered and heckled the goalkeeper, who showed his personality by continuing to play the ball out from the back -- a key reason why he was signed by Guardiola.Sometimes (mistakes) happen and the player thinks its my fault, Guardiola said. Instead Claudio said, `OK, its football, its happened, the situation is unlucky and in the second half he played again, and again, and again with the ball.I know its a risk. If we lose the ball, its a goal against us. But when we win with that, we win many, many things. I try to convince the players that its the best way to control the game, dominate and concede as few chances as possible.Signed late in the transfer window, Bravo has spent most of the last two weeks on international duty and only had two training sessions with his new teammates.Guardiola had no hesitation putting him into the side for a huge game.His personality showed me a lot today, Guardiola said.Bravo, who started his footballing career as a striker, demonstrated his technical skills by spraying passes out to the halfway line during the pre-match warmup and he did the same during the game, even when put under pressure by Uniteds players.He even started the move that led to Citys opening goal, passing the ball out to Aleksandar Kolarov instead of clearing his lines. Kolarov then sent the ball long, it was flicked on by Kelechi Iheanacho and Kevin De Bruyne ran through to score.Bravo instigated another dangerous first-half attack by skimming a long throw between two United midfielders and to the feet of De Bruyne.Its a cultural change compared to the days of Hart, who was strong on crosses and at shot-stopping but often looked unsure with the ball at his feet. For that reason, he has been sent on loan to Italian side Torino in a move that ended his decade-long spell at City. Cheap Pelicans Jerseys Authentic . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. Cheap Pelicans Jerseys China . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. http://www.cheappelicansjerseys.com/ .Y. - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. After the beautiful chaos that emerged from what was supposed to be a ho-hum Week 11, this is how its going to be? An undefeated Alabama followed by a wad of one-loss teams. If thats how it indeed plays out (and at this point assuming anything is as ill-advised as holding up a We want Bama sign on College GameDay), then how will the men and women in that hotel conference room in Grapevine, Texas, sift through that pile of one-blemish résumés? Will they compare the best moments of each teams W column? Or will they stack up the low points over on the right side of the season-dividing dash?For now, lets assume theyre going with that common solo digit, the shared 1 in the loss column. Not all Ls are created equal. So, who owns the most impressive defeat? Heres how we rank them.1. Louisville Loss: Oct. 1 at No. 5 Clemson, 42-36Perhaps the biggest advantage that the College Football Playoff selection committee holds over the analytics of the BCS era is the gift of context. Real humans who watched games and closely follow the season understand what a game really was at the time it was played. No game this season has been played with more hype or pressure or within a more insane atmosphere than Lamar Jacksons visit to Death Valley in Week 5. That committee also knows that the Cardinals came within a few yards of being in position to tie the score or win the game via a PAT in the closing ticks. No other team on this list suffered a loss to a ranked team on the road, let alone came within a couple of plays of defeating a top-five team in one of the games most vicious stadiums.2. Ohio State Loss: Oct. 22 at unranked Penn State, 24-21In the playoff era, your enemies are also your friends. The Buckeyes legitimized Penn States rebound season and have continually benefited from doing so as the Nittany Lions have climbed the charts in the weeks since, reaching the AP top 10 on Sunday afternoon ... though now OSU needs PSU to lose one more so the Buckeyes can make a Big Ten title run. Again, context matters, and anyone who watched Ohio States emotional slobberknocker of an OT win at Wisconsin the week before knows the Buckeyes were the walking wounded when they arrived at Happy Valley yet still carried a lead into the final five minutes of the game.3. West Virginia Loss: Oct 29 at unranked Oklahoma State, 37-20The committee is clearly not impressed with the Mountaineers or the Big 12 overall, but a visit to Stillwater is never easy and hindsight tells us this victory is now part of a six-game winning streak for the Cowboys, during which they have rocketed from unranked to 13th in the AP poll. The final score is also not indicative of a game in which WVU trailed by only one TD with less than nine minutes remaining, though its offense was exposed with an untimely clunkiness.4. Michigan Loss: Nov. 12 at unranked Iowa, 14-13Losing to a four-loss team is never good, but a one-point loss on the road in a hostile environment against a brand-name program that came within seconds of being in last years playoff? Theres not a lot of disgrace to be found there. Except, you know, for the unranked, four-loss stuff.5. Washington Loss: Nov. 12 vs. No. 20 USC, 26-13Again, a room of football watchers understands that USC isnt your average three-loss team and is also light-years beyond the Trojans team that started the season 1-3. But losing at home is bad. And losing a game at home in which you spent most of the fourth quarter down two scores is really bad, especially when your remaining games -- whether it be two or three -- will be against teams with two or more losses.6. Clemson Loss: Nov. 12 vs. unranked Pitt, 43-42The Tigers still hold the steering wheel on their playoff road, but this loss was a bad one any way you carve it. It takes all the worst parts of the defeats weve already listed and combines them into one nasty afternoon -- losing at home, against an unranked four-loss team, committing a turnover that allowed that team back into the game, and also being exposed on defense. All of this while the ACC Coastal cant decide whom to send to Orlando to presumably face Clemson in the relocated conference title game.If youve ever read this column before, first off, thanks. Second, then you know I have a soft spot for non-power Gang of 5 schools. Still, were not including Troy, Boise State and San Diego State on this list. But of those three, Id rank them in that order. Troys only defeat was like Louisvilles, a six-point loss at Clemson that came down to an onside kick. Meanwhile, Boise lost to a resurgent but still shaky Wyoming team on the road, and San Diego State inexplicably fell at South Alabama, the same team that lost to Troy two weeks later.Speaking of San Diego State, its time to get on with Flipping the Field and we start, as always, with my Aztecs man crush.Donnel Pumphrey Watch. The San Diego State Aztecs set a school record for single-game rushing with 474 against Nevadas next-to-worst-in-FBS run defense. During the 46-16 win, Pumphrey rushed for 198 yards, becoming only the fifth player to crack the 6,000-yard mark. He reached 6,051, moving past DeAngelo Williams into fourth on the FBS career rushing list. Hes now only 31 yards behind Tony Dorsett for third and would have passed him if not for the erasing of a second half 40-yard run because of a holding penalty. With four games remaining, he needs 347 yards to pass Ron Dayne atop the legendary list.Jabrill Peppers?Watch. The Human Swiss Army Knife lined up at four defensive positions and two offensive positions in Saturday nights loss at Iowa. He also returned one kickoff and one punt, though his offensive contribution was minimal at 11 total yards.From the Ridonculous Stats Department: According to my numerical brothers and sisters in ESPN Stats & Info: Against Mississippi State, freshman QB Jalen Hurts tied the Alabama record for TDs responsible for with five and became the first player in Crimson Tide history to rush for 100 yards while throwing for 300. Clemsons Deshaun Watson set the single-game ACC passing record with 580, in a loss. In fact, the 10 passers who topped 350 yards Saturday were 4-6. UNLV defeated Wyoming 69-66 in three overtimes, coming one point shy of the FBS OT record for combined points scored.Were going streaking! Alabama has won 64 straight against unranked teams. USC has won six in a row, marking its longest win streak since the Pete Carroll era ended in 2009. Washington State has won eight straight in a single season for the first time since 1930. Notre Dame won its 15th straight over Army. Oklahomas 14th consecutive conference win is the longest Big 12 streak since Texas won 20 straight in 2004-06. Speaking of Texas, running back?DOnta Foreman?posted his 11th straight 100-plus yard rushing game, tying Earl Campbells school record.Get in the car, Frank... Washingtons second-longest FBS win streak was ended at 12. Oregon hit seven losses for the first time since 1991, giving up 540 yards by Stanford, the sixth time the Ducks have surrendered 500-plus yards in a game, tied for most in FBS. Kentuckys record against Tennessee since 1985 is now 1-31. The Wildcats lost Saturday despite rushing for 443 yards. Enteringg Saturday, teams that rushed for 400 yards were 30-0 this season. Cheap NBA Jerseys. Now they are 30-1. Auburn matched its lowest single-game point total of the Gus Malzahn era, mustering only seven in a loss to Georgia. The last time the Tigers were held to seven points was in 2014 ... in a loss to Georgia.R.I.P., greatest streak ever? Division III Mount Union had its 112-regular season winning streak ended by a 31-28 loss to John Carroll. But dang, yall, 112 wins in a row?! The Purple Raiders regular-season record since 1994 now stands at 222-2. Looking over their media guide, the oldest handful of players on their roster was born in fall 94. Over that span, the team has won 11 national championships (12 if you go back one more year to 93), and Saturdays loss ended a quarter-century run of conference titles.Remember Heroes, Part 1. Dozens of teams around the nation took the field this weekend sporting red, white and blue helmet logos. Near the top of the list were these lids worn by the East Carolina Pirates, a scheme that was also used in the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium end zones and along the sidelines.Remember Heroes, Part 2. SMU joined ECU among the Veterans Day salute elite, and in the same game. We shouldnt be surprised that the coolest tributes were in the American conference, should we?Remembering Heroes, Part 3. Marshall also honored heroes Saturday, though it wasnt for Veterans Day. On Nov. 14, 1970, nearly every member of the Thundering Herd football team died in a plane crash outside of Huntington, West Virginia. On Saturday, the 2016 team and staff wore uniforms that paid tribute to the 70 team as well as the 71 squad that saved the program.Tommy West Coachs News Conference of the Week: Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia. Holgorsen, who enjoys news conferences about as much as he enjoys a root canal, was in the middle of ripping himself for not having his offense ready to go during the Mountaineers 24-20 win over Texas when he was thrown a question about the pop in the leg of kicker Mike Molina. He laughed, smiled and growled, How would I know? You think I sit there and study the kickers all day long? After a swig of water, he reiterated his confidence in the 5-foot-9, 150-pound redshirt junior and said they did try to save his leg by limiting his practice reps because its a long season and he looks like a second-grader. Speaking of looking like a second-grader, did you see Holgos interactions with the officials during the game??Danny Ford Scientific Rocket Quote of the Week: Luke Falk, QB, Washington State. Falk is only 21 years old but sounded wise beyond his years when he spoke to our Chris Low the day after the presidential election, with words every side of the fence should listen to. One of the best things about playing football is that youve got guys from different cultures, different races, different parts of the country and guys that see the world differently. But if you dont put those differences aside, come together as a team and sacrifice for each other, youre not going to be successful. I hope our country can learn that same lesson.Weston Steelhammer Name of the Week: Chris Blewitt, Pittsburgh. A kicker who missed a PAT and had a field goal attempt blocked managed to bounce back and boot the winning field goal that knocked off the nations second-ranked team ... and hes named Blew-itt?! College football is the best. Thankfully Pitt color commentator Bill Osborn didnt blow out his vocal cords as the kick went through.Frank Reich Backup QB of the Week Award: Shea Patterson, QB, Ole Miss. You can question Hugh Freezes decision to yank Pattersons redshirt with only three games left in his freshman season, but you cant dispute the results. Stepping in for injured Chad Kelly, the 19-year-old threw for 338 yards and a pair of TDs as the 4-5 Rebels upset Texas A&M, which was in the College Football Playoff top four only two weeks ago. He outdueled another recent off-the-bencher, Jake Hubenak.Comeback of the Week Award, also named for Frank Reich: Penn State 45, Indiana 31. The Nittany Lions trailed the Hoosiers by 10 in the third quarter and by three with 11 minutes remaining, but rallied for their third double-digit second-half comeback of the season, keeping the playoff hopes of Happy Valley alive. Honorable Mention: Louisville trailed Wake Forest 12-0 and 12-10 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring the Deacons 34-0 in that final quarter.Comeback of Last Week Award, yes, also named for Frank Reich: Eastern Michigan 48, Ball State 41. My former Bottom 10 friends down at The Factory overcame a 21-point deficit on the road to become bowl eligible for the first time since 1995 and on the cusp of their first bowl invite since 87. The game was essentially won via a crazy scrambling shoulda-been-sacked 34-yard pass by Brogan Roback to the 1-foot line. It was a Week 10 game but happened nearly a week ago via the early week #MACtion schedule. I dont care. This turnaround by the Eagles deserves all the attention it can get.The Guy You Should Know About But Probably Dont: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina. Jones hauled in a dozen catches in the Pirates loss to SMU but has now moved to within eight catches of setting the NCAA career receptions record of 387. That mark is held by his former teammate and current Atlanta Falcon, Justin Hardy. Hes catching balls so fast our tweets cant keep up with the stats.The Team You Should Know About But Probably Dont: Old Dominion. Less than a decade ago, the ODU football program didnt exist. It was only three seasons ago when Bobby Wilders team made the jump to FBS and Conference USA. Now the Monarchs are 7-3, bowl eligible and, though its not likely, still in contention for the C-USA East title.The Game You Should Be Psyched For But Probably Arent: USF at SMU, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET. Just two seasons ago, the SMU Mustangs won one game and the Bottom 10 title. Last year they won twice. Now they are 5-5 and on the cusp of their first bowl berth since 2012 and just their fifth postseason trip since the 1984 death penalty handed down by the NCAA. Meanwhile, the Bulls, who won two games four years ago, are 8-2 but walking a thin sheet of American conference ice. They need to win out and hope that Temple, the team that handed them their only conference loss, stumbles against Tulane and/or ECU so they can win the American East and a title game date, likely against Navy. Are there playoff implications? No. But are there big implications for a pair of programs clawing their way back to the good old days? Absolutely. By the way, not to brag, but last week in this space I told you to keep an eye on Pitt at Clemson ... OK, yeah, Im totally bragging.Extra Point: Speaking of death penalties, my colleague and friend Paul Finebaum was on College GameDay Saturday morning and spoke some very strong words about the ongoing situation at Baylor. 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