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    Rugby World Cup-winner Jonny Wilkinson has admitted to being left in awe by Eddie Jones current England squad.Wilkinson has been working with Jones on an informal basis during the autumn campaign and was at Twickenham last Saturday to witness Englands defeat of Australia.That victory was the teams 14th in a row and ensured the current crop equalled the English record run, set by Wilkinson and his teammates 13 years ago.I dont have anything to add to these guys, I promise you, I go there and watch, Wilkinson was quoted as saying about his role in various British newspapers on Tuesday.Im in awe of what theyre doing and how theyre doing it but coming from 20 years of experience. However, that 20 years means nothing unless they tell me exactly what it means from them.Im learning a lot about how theyre doing things and it really quite awe inspiring.Wilkinson believes that England have developed an ability to adapt to pressure situations -- such as losing Elliot Daly to a red card after five minutes against Argentina last month -- and find a way to win, that could help them emulate the World Cup-winning vintage of 2013.By that, I mean whatevers happening to them on the field, theyre starting to look like theyre just capable of understanding it and reforming it and remoulding it into something that works for them, he said.To be able to say, right, were up against it and against a fabulous side. Were OK, no worries, well work it out and thats the kind of the same image thats coming to me through training to preparing for the next game.Its just brilliant momentum where these guys are just picking up the ability to respond and choose the journey they want and theyre choosing at the moment to go out there and perform. We need to keep that going. NFL Jerseys Wholesale .Y. - General manager Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out centre Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed. Wholesale Cheap Jerseys . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. . 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HOUSTON -- Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said she would do just about anything for junior forward Brianna Turner.That includes playing one of the strangest and longest games in college basketball in what was a homecoming for the Irishs All-America star.In one of the most bizarre scenarios imaginable at a major sporting event, top-ranked Notre Dame and Louisiana-Lafayette switched venues in the middle of their game due to a power outage. Even with the switch in venue and the delay, the Irish were too much for the Ragin Cajuns, winning 91-51 in a game that took nearly four hours to complete Tuesday night.I thought we showed great resilience to battle through all the adversity we had, McGraw said. The longest game in the history of womens basketball.The teams were playing at the Campbell Center in front of roughly 1,000 fans when a power outage caused a long delay in the second quarter. After calling around to local schools, the rest of the contest was played at Rice University, about 30 minutes away from the original venue. The teams bused over to Rice and picked up where they left off after a 2-hour, 35-minute delay. Notre Dame led 38-17 with 2:38 left in the second quarter.We had three options -- play tomorrow, cancel or find a place to play tonight, McGraw said. I think both teams wanted to play the game. We got here, we wanted to finish it, and coming back tomorrow morning to finish it didnt seem as much fun.Rices arena was available as the womens team played Grand Canyon on Tuesday night.The Notre Dame game resumed at 10:11 p.m. with about 30 friends and family in attendance as well as the Rice womens basketball team. The teams had a 10 minute warm-up, skipped halftime, taking just a brief break between the second and third quarters. The final 22 minutes took about 50 minutes to finish, making total game time about an hour and 30 minutes.I think you have to relax a little bit, McGraw said about how Notre Dame stayed focus. The girls were able to unwind in the locker room. They were able to stay upbeat and positive. For them, this is primetime. They are wide awake. It was the coaches I was worried about falling asleep on the bench.Turner, a Houston native, had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Irish.At the Campbell Center, it was very exciting when the lights went out, Turner said. I knew we thought we would be able to play there, but of course, we couldnt. It was so nice of Rice -- they played a game here, too, tonight -- to let us use their facilities and finish our game.ddddddddddddThe game was originally stopped when the lights in the arena shut off and a couple flashes of light could be seen behind loading dock doors in the corner of the arena. Emergency lights came on in the arena soon after. Both teams were sent to the locker rooms with several pops and flashes heard and seen intermittently.Thats why I coach basketball because it is inside, and we dont have no rain delays or weather problems or anything like that, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Garry Brodhead said. I have never been to a game where we had to stop it, wait awhile, move venues, so I never even thought about it.The game was a homecoming for Turner, a junior forward who played high school basketball south of Houston. McGraw had tried to get some of the local schools to play the Irish, but couldnt pull it off, forcing her to play a neutral site game against the Ragin Cajuns.The team had dinner at Turners house Monday night. Turner went to high school at Manvel, which is about 10 miles south of Houston.Manvel High School cheerleaders, dance team and band were in attendance and donned lime green Irish shirts while playing the Notre Dame fight song at the Campbell Center, but they did not make the trip to Rice. Neither did former Irish great Skylar Diggins, who was at the Campbell Center.Marina Mabrey added a career-high 27 points.Jaylyn Gordon had 16 points and Jasmin Thomas added 15 points for Louisiana-Lafayette, which shot 31 percent but forced 21 turnovers.BIG PICTURELouisiana-Lafayette: The Ragin Cajuns stayed with Notre Dame for one quarter, trailing 19-15 after one. The second quarter was not kind for Louisiana-Lafayette, which started the quarter 0 for 9 from the floor and turned the ball over four times.Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish got in a groove and didnt let the delay affect them. Notre Dame hit nine of 12 from the field in the second and was in a rhythm defensively when the lights went out. When play resumed, Notre Dame did not let up. The Fighting Irish did commit seven turnovers in the first quarter, and that allowed the Ragin Cajuns to stay in it.UP NEXTLouisiana-Lafayette: The Ragin Cajuns will play Southeast Missouri State Friday as part of the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish will host TCU on Saturday ' ' '