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  • 15 May
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, tailback Wayne Gallman and receivers Mike Williams and Artavis Scott are heading to the NFL after this season.Coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday that the four juniors are graduating in December and have informed him this would be their last college season. The group will be honored at Senior Day on Saturday when the third-ranked Tigers (9-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) host Pitt.All those guys are planning on moving on, Swinney said. Definitely want to honor them while we have an opportunity to do it. Theyve earned that.The group has been essential in Clemsons rise into a national championship contender.Watson became the first player in the Football Bowl Subdivision to throw for 4,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards last season as the Tigers won an ACC title, were ranked No. 1 in the country and reached the national championship game where they lost to Alabama.- Gallman set the schools single-season rushing mark with 1,527 yards. He has run 634 yards and eight touchdowns this season.- Williams was a 1,000-yard receiver in 2014 but missed last season with a serious neck injury. He leads the Tigers in receiving this year with 52 catches for 754 yards and five touchdowns,- Scott led Clemson in catches the past two seasons with 76 as a freshman in 2014 and 93 the next year. He is second on the team this season in receptions with 38 for 329 yards and three scores.The four have kept the Tigers offense humming along this season, although not at the levels of last fall. Clemson is fourth in the ACC in total offense and third in scoring per game.Swinney said the juniors will take part in solo runs down Clemsons hill into Memorial Stadium as is the practice for seniors.Theyre more seniors to me than some of the seniors, Swinney said of his junior stars. We try and honor the guys whose intentions are theyre not going to be back.Swinney said his players are ready for the next level. He said Watson and Scott, roommates since coming to Clmeson, told him before the season they planned to graduate in December and leave the program after their junior years.Watson, an AP All-American last year, has completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,497 yards and 24 touchdowns through nine games. He has also rushed for 370 yards and two scores.A Heisman Trophy candidate, Watson is expected to be among the first quarterbacks taken in next years NFL draft. Watson said last January after Clemson returned from the national title game in Arizona that if he finished his work to graduate in December, he would look to fulfill the NFL dreams he has held since he was a boy.Williams, at 6-3, is also considered a first-rounder. Gallman, a fourth-year junior, was eligible to go pro last year but chose to return. He and Scott are also expected to be drafted.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Ecco Schoenen Aanbieding . Booth picked up 65 caps after making her national team debut in 2002 at the age of 17. She most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Womens Soccer League. "It just felt like it was my time to move on," she said in a phone interview from her hometown of Burlington, Ont. Ecco Schoenen Goedkoop . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. http://www.ecconederland.com/ . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. Ecco Schoenen Kopen . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. Goedkope Ecco Schoenen . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers seemed to make more mistakes than contact Monday night.Jonathan Villar let in the winning run with a throwing error and Milwaukee set a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 19 strikeouts, allowing the St. Louis Cardinals to escape with a 6-5 victory.With two on and two outs in the ninth inning, Yadier Molina dropped down a bunt. Tyler Thornburg (5-5) went to third for a force out, but Villars throw to first base was wild, allowing Stephen Piscotty to score from second.He just made a bad throw, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. We talked about that situation out there and the possibility for a double play. He just rushed it a little bit probably. The big out was to get the out at third. We just didnt make the play.It was Villars 25th error of the season and his eighth since moving from shortstop to third base to accommodate rookie Orlando Arcia.Put pressure on them, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. Thats it. Make them make plays.After being swept in a four-game series by Pittsburgh over the weekend, the Brewers squandered a chance to win the series opener with St. Louis.Carlos Martinez struck out a career-high 13 over six innings, with the Brewers only mustering a run on an RBI single by Scooter Gennett in the sixth.I really tried working hard on my breaking ball and thats what I tried to stay focused on, Martinez said through a translator. I didnt do anything different. I know that the balls can go far (in Miller Park), and I know that theyre looking for a four-seamer, so I just try to switch it up and confuse them.Once Martinez left the game, Milwaukee rallied for four runs in the seventh to take a 5-3 lead.Arcia led off the inning with a solo shot off Matt Bowman. Villar added an RBI double and Gennett gave the Brewers the lead with a run-scoring infield ssingle.ddddddddddddHowever, Milwaukee squandered a chance to extend its lead. After Kevin Siegrist walked Hernan Perez to walk in a run, Miguel Socolovich (1-0) came on to strike out Chris Carter and get Kirk Nieuwenhuis to pop out to shortstop.Corey Knebel then surrendered just his second home run of the season, a two-run blast to Randal Grichuk in the eighth.Villars error wasnt the only costly defensive blunder by the Brewers, as catcher Martin Maldonado botched a run down in the fourth inning that led to a run.You have to do a lot of things right against these teams, Counsell said. We did a nice job coming back, especially with how Martinez threw the ball the first six innings. Theres a sliver lining that were still fighting, for sure, but winning games against these teams ... its not easy.Jedd Gyorko and Kolten Wong each hit solo home runs off Brewers starter Zach Davies. The right-hander matched a career high with nine strikeouts but allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings.It was good to get back to a four-pitch mix, Davies said. I was trying to get early outs in the early innings. So from that standpoint, I was happy with (my outing).TRAINERS ROOMBrewers: Brewers RHP Junior Guerra (right elbow) will return from the disabled list to start Friday in Pittsburgh.UP NEXTCardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (9-8, 4.67 ERA) will look to continue his career dominance of the Brewers on Tuesday. The veteran is 13-8 with a 2.23 ERA in 33 games against Milwaukee.Brewers: RHP Wily Peralta (5-9, 5.87) will make his 18th start of the season when he faces the Cardinals on Tuesday. Peralta is 1-2 with a 3.52 ERA in four starts since being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Aug. 8. ' ' '