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  • 24 Aug
    导出博客文章TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State sputtered offensively through the first half and
    lost another quarterback to injury in the second.Good thing the Sun Devils have
    the most prolific kicker in college football history.Zane Gonzalez kicked three
    field goals to become the NCAAs all-time leader and Arizona State grinded out a
    23-20 victory over UCLA Saturday night despite losing back-up quarterback Brady
    White to a right leg injury.Youre talking about a monumental accomplishment
    there, Arizona State coach Todd Graham said of Gonzalez. Im proud of Zane. Thats
    huge.Gonzalez hit from 35, 23 and 46 yards to reach 89 career field goals ,
    passing Florida States Dustin Hopkins, who had 88 from 2009-12.Arizona State
    (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) needed all of those after struggling offensively in the first
    half and watching White limp off with a right leg injury in the fourth
    quarter.Making his first career start with Manny Wilkins out, White had some
    shaky moments, but led the Sun Devils on four scoring drives in the second
    half.He finished with 179 yards passing and a touchdown with an interception,
    but couldnt put any weight on his leg after being injured in the fourth
    quarter.Hopefully, well get good news on Brady, but it doesnt look good, Graham
    said.UCLA (3-3, 1-2) had a strong defensive game, holding the high-scoring Sun
    Devils to 275 total yards.Offensively, the Bruins had trouble getting out of
    their own way.UCLA had four turnovers and missed on two scoring opportunities in
    the first half, when JJ Molson missed a pair of field goals.The worse news could
    come from the training table.Quarterback Josh Rosen left in the first half with
    a right leg injury , but returned in the third quarter to throw touchdown passes
    to Jordan Lasley and Nate Iese .The sophomore was unable to come back after
    injuring his right shoulder on a hard hit in the fourth quarter. He threw for
    400 yards on 24-of-43 passing with an interception.Josh is beat up. He is beat
    up, UCLA coach Jim Mora said. He has taken some horrible hits because we cant
    protect for him.It didnt help that the Bruins couldnt run the ball at all,
    finishing with minus-1 yard rushing on 23 carries.With no running threat to
    worry about, Arizona State was able to ramp up its pressure on Rosen, repeatedly
    knocking him to the ground.We cant run the football at all, Mora said. When you
    cant run the football and you have to throw every down then they can pin their
    ears back and come after you, which they do. Unfortunately we couldnt protect
    tonight, either.THE TAKEAWAYUCLA: The Bruins struggled offensively most of the
    night even when Rosen was in and they could be in bigger trouble if the
    sophomore is out for an extended time. UCLA also must find some way to get its
    run game rolling or there could be more games like this.Arizona State: The Sun
    Devils moved into a tie atop the Pac-12 South with Colorado and Utah, but need
    to get Wilkins back. Arizona States defense gave up more big plays in the
    passing game, but came up with the big stops when it counted.ZANES RECORDNot
    only did Gonzalez break the NCAA record , his final kicked ended up being the
    game-winner. The senior had to give it a little body english, but the 46-yard
    kick early in the fourth quarter curled just inside the upright.It wasnt exactly
    the best kick; I was pretty nervous about it, looking at it the whole way,
    Gonzalez said. It was a perfect snap, a perfect hold and I didnt hit it the
    best. I was watching it the whole way and (holder Matt Haack) was hitting me on
    the back.UP NEXTUCLA plays at Washington State.Arizona State plays at No. 21
    Colorado next Saturday.
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    speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run,
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    5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with
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    . After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the
    postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
    The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05
    scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p. RIO DE
    JANEIRO -- After a 12-year professional boxing career, Hassan NDam dreamed of
    returning to the Olympics and winning the gold medal that eluded him in
    Athens.Instead, NDam is headed home with a bitter lesson in the amateur version
    of his sport.NDam was ousted in his opening bout in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday
    night, losing a unanimous decision to Brazils Michel Borges.The 32-year-old
    NDam, who held versions of two pro middleweight titles, is the biggest name
    among the three professional boxers who joined the Rio field earlier this
    summer. Although the French-Cameroonian veteran appeared to land cleaner shots
    in the final two rounds, Borges got the decision in his hometown with a quick
    start and the wild support of a crowd that roared for his every punch.Im very
    disappointed about this, NDam said. Hes a good fighter, but I think Im better
    than him. I took too much time to come into the fight, but I lost the
    fight.NDams stunning loss buried any fears of an Olympic tournament dominated by
    professionals in Rio.Lightweight Carmine Tommasone, who has never fought
    professionally outside of his native Italy, became the first pro boxer to win an
    Olympic fight in the morning session at Riocentro Pavilion 6, beating Mexicos
    Lindolfo Delgado.Thailand lightweight Amnat Ruenroeng, the third pro in the
    field, fights Sunday.When the International Boxing Association (AIBA) decided
    earlier this year to allow any boxer to attempt to qualify for the Olympics,
    many observers condemned the move, envisioning a bizarre event with elite
    prizefighters seriously hurting teenage amateurs.But every big-name boxer in the
    world passed on Rio, citing everything from injury worries to the Olympic-style
    sports peculiar demands in a multi-fight tournament featuring daily weigh-ins
    and three-round bouts.The last factor doomed NDam, who acknowledged feeling out
    his opponent in an inactive first round.In the pros, thats a smart strategy. In
    the amateur game, the fight is already one-thirdd over.ddddddddddddI did it too
    slow, NDam said. Im not happy. I came too far for this competition. I took too
    much time from my professional career. I have no regrets, but I took too long to
    get into the fight.NDam had hoped to better his performance in the loaded
    Olympic middleweight tournament in 2004, when the amateur game still used the
    now-discarded punch-counting system to determine winners. NDam beat future Irish
    world middleweight champion Andy Lee, but lost a decision to Russias Gaydarbek
    Gaydarbekov, who went on to beat Gennady Golovkin for the middleweight gold
    medal in Athens.Many boxing experts predicted wild mismatches when pros joined
    the Olympic qualification process this summer -- and perhaps it would have
    happened if the likes of Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez had signed up.But the
    amateur game presents challenges that can be just as problematic as a Wladimir
    Klitschko jab.Its very different, Tommasone said. I (had to adjust) for a
    three-round Olympic fight. I usually prepare for a 10-round, 12-round (fight). I
    had to win the match with intelligence.The 32-year-old Tommasone thoroughly
    controlled his first Olympic fight, trouncing the 21-year-old Delgado with
    activity and precision. Tommasone fights as a 126-pound professional
    featherweight, but chose the 132-pound lightweight division for the Olympics,
    likely making it easier to deal with daily weigh-ins.Tommasone, nicknamed Mr.
    Wolf after Harvey Keitels problem-solving character in Pulp Fiction, barely
    missed qualification for the Beijing Games. He eagerly seized the Italian
    federations invitation to qualify last month in Venezuela.The Olympics are a
    dream for every athlete, and for me, it is wonderful, Tommasone said. When I
    learned that I could qualify, I wanted to do it immediately. It was my
    dream.---Online:AP Summer Games website: ' ' '