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When No. 24 Iowa State hosts Mount St. Marys on Monday night at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, the unofficial promotion will be family reunion night.Cyclones senior Nazareth Mitrou-Long will face Mountaineers sophomore Elijah Long in a matchup of older brother vs. younger brother. About 20 family and friends, hailing mostly from their home of Mississauga, Ontario, are expected to be part of a sellout crowd.Its going to be a neat thing, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said of the siblings meeting. Im glad we could make this happen for both of them.Mitrou-Longs team is a heavy favorite, and for good reason. While the Cyclones opened their season Friday night with a 113-71 rout of Savannah State, Mount St. Marys absorbed an 87-59 pounding that evening at No. 20 West Virginia.The brothers play key roles for their teams. Mitrou-Long recorded 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in his opener, making a bid for the fifth triple-double in program history. Long contributed 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in his first game of the season.Mitrou-Longs return to health is a key factor for Iowa State, which should threaten Kansas and West Virginia for the Big 12 title. Mitrou-Long played in just eight games last year before persistent pain from offseason hip surgery shut down his season and forced him to take a medical redshirt.Hes our emotional leader, Prohm said of Mitrou-Long. Hes full speed all the time. Youd rather slow a guy down than have to speed one up.Not much was slowing down the Cyclones on Friday night. Although Prohm wasnt thrilled with their 20 turnovers, they shot better than 55 percent from the floor and registered 31 assists, their best single-game total since 1994.Preseason All-America selection Monte Morris recorded 11 helpers and 21 points in 26 minutes without a turnover, the 37th game without a miscue in his career. Morris is on track to join Jeff Hornacek as the only players in school history with 1,000 points, 600 assists and 200 steals. He needs only 38 assists and 25 steals to get there.While Iowa State will look to fine-tune such things as ball security and defense, the Mountaineers are merely making the next stop on a brutal nine-game road trip to start their season. Coach Jamion Christian is looking at the journey as an opportunity to make needed improvements before getting into Northeast Conference play.Were always big believers in challenging our team, he said after the loss at West Virginia. If we can learn from these experiences along the way, were going to be right where we need to be at.You know, were not in the Big 12, so everything for us in our league is going to be measured at the end of the season. Weve always done a great job at getting better at it. Well use this experience here and this road trip to really continue to improve.Mount St. Marys will be meeting the Cyclones for the first time. The Mountaineers were tabbed to finish fourth in the NEC preseason coaches poll. Nate Schmidt Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. Alex Tuch Jersey .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. Adidas Golden Knights Jerseys .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. Cody Eakin Jersey . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organization.GULLANE -- One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam. Phil Mickelson never imagined any of this happening at the British Open. No wonder he never took his hand off the base of that silver claret jug as he talked about the best Sunday he ever had at a major. Five shots out of the lead, Mickelson blew past Tiger Woods, caught up to Lee Westwood and Masters champion Adam Scott, and won golfs oldest championship with the lowest final round in his 80 majors. With four birdies over the last six holes, Mickelson closed with a 5-under 66 for a three-shot win over Henrik Stenson. No longer is he mystified by links golf, and he has his name etched in that jug to prove it. "This is such an accomplishment for me because I just never knew if Id be able to develop the game to play links golf effectively," Mickelson said. "To play the best round arguably of my career, to putt better than Ive ever putted, to shoot the round of my life ... it feels amazing to win the claret jug." Introduced as the "champion golfer of the year," he held the oldest trophy in golf over his head to show it off to one side of the massive grandstand lining the 18th green at Muirfield, and then the other. An hour earlier, they gave the 43-year-old Mickelson the loudest ovation of the week as he walked up the final fairway. He drained an 8-foot birdie putt and thrust his arms in the air, hugged caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay and whispered to him, "I did it." After signing for the lowest final round ever at Muirfield, Mickelson huddled with his wife and three children -- back from a quick holiday to Spain -- for a long embrace and waited for the others to finish. Westwood, who started the day with a two-shot lead, fell behind for the first time all day with a bogey on the par-3 13th hole and never recovered, closing with a 75. Scott took the outright lead with a 4-foot birdie on the 11th, and then closed as sloppily as he did last year when he threw away the Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. He made four straight bogeys starting at the 13th, and a final bogey on the 18th gave him a 72. At least he has a green jacket from the Master to console him. Woods, in his best position to win a major since the crisis in his personal life, stumbled badly on his way to a 74 and was never a serious challenger. "We know that he goes for broke, and if thats how he was feeling and pulling it off, hes got the ability to do that," Scott said about Mickelson. "And hes gone and won an Open easily. So every credit to him." At the end of a rough-and-tumble week along the Firth of Forth, Mickelson was the only player under par at 3-under 281. In his four other majors -- three Masters and one PGA Championship -- he had never started the final round more than one shot behind. "I dont care either way how I got this trophy -- I got it," Mickelson said. "And it just so happened to be with one of the best rounds of my career, which is really the way Ive played my entire career. Ive always tried to go out and get it. I dont want anybody to hand it to me. I want to go out and get it. And today, I did." Westwood, whose only other 54-hole lead in a major ended with Mickelson winning the Masters, paid tribute to Lefty for what will go down as one of the great closing rounds in a major. "When you birdie four of the last six of a round any day, thats good going," Westwood said. "With a decent breeze blowing and some tough flags out there, its obviously a pretty good experience. When you do it in a major championship, its an even better experience." But this major? Phil Mickelson? He had only contended twice in two decades at golfs oldest championship. One week after he won the Scottish Open in a playoff on the links-styled course of Castle Stuart, Mickelson was simply magical on the back nine of a brown, brittle Muirfield course that hasnt played this tough since 1966. Tied for the lead, Mickelson ssmashed a 3-wood onto the green at the par-5 17th to about 25 feet for a two-putt birdie, and finished in style with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th to match the lowest score of this championship.dddddddddddd "Those two 3-woods were the two best shots of the week, to get it on that green," Mickelson said. "As I was walking up to the green, that was when I realized that this is very much my championship in my control. And I was getting a little emotional. I had to kind of take a second to slow down my walk and try to regain composure." Mickelson figured a par on the 18th would be tough for anyone to catch him. When the ball dropped in the centre of the cup, he raised both arms in the air to celebrate his fifth career major, tying him with the likes of Seve Ballesteros and Byron Nelson. "Best round Ive ever seen him play," said his caddie, Jim "Bones" Mackay. His final surge was right about the time Westwood and Scott began to fold. Scott, trying to join an exclusive list of players who have won a green jacket and a claret jug in the same year, made a remarkable recovery from the dunes right of the par-3 13th hole, only to miss the 7-foot par putt. He took three putts for bogeys on the next two holes -- from long range on the 14th, and from 20 feet on the 15th -- and found a bunker on the next. Westwood started to lose his grip on the jug with bogeys on the seventh and eighth, and failing to birdie the downwind, par-5 ninth. Presented with birdie chances early on the back nine, his putting stroke began to look tentative. Westwood and Scott tied for third with Ian Poulter, who played a four-hole stretch in 5-under around the turn and closed with a 67. At 1-over 285, he cancelled a flight home in case of a playoff. Moments later, with Mickelson pulling away, the outcome was clear. Jack Nicklaus said on Twitter, "Phils round was incredible. After his bad break on 16 and to then get up and down showed a lot of guts. And the two great shots at 17 ended the tournament." Making this even sweeter for Mickelson is that just one month ago he lost out on yet another chance to win the U.S. Open, the missing link of a career Grand Slam. Mickelson twice made bogey with wedge in his hand on the back nine at Merion and had his record sixth runner-up finish. Woods, Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen are the only players to win all four professional majors. Mickelson figured it would be the British Open that would hold him back. Now he has the jug, and he never took his hand off it during his press conference. "I think that if Im able to win the U.S. Open and complete the career Grand Slam, I think that thats the sign of the complete, great player," Mickelson said. "And Im a leg away. And its been a tough leg for me." For now, Mickelson takes his place among an elite list of winners at Muirfield, which is considered the fairest of the links on the British Open rotation. All but two of the Open champions at Muirfield are in the World Hall of Fame. Mickelson is the only winner who already has been inducted. It was the 43rd win of his PGA Tour career. The guy who once couldnt win the big one now has five majors in the last nine years. This one returns him to No. 2 in the world ranking for the first time in nearly three years. Woods, meanwhile, now has gone 17 majors without winning, and that pursuit of Nicklaus and his benchmark of 18 majors -- Woods is stuck on 14 -- doesnt look any closer. He three-putted twice in four holes at the start of the round and looked like just another contender on this Sunday. He attributed his poor day to not getting the right pace on the greens, which he said were progressively slower. "I felt like I was really playing well today, actually the whole week, " said Woods, who has not broken 70 in the final round of his last seven majors. "I really hit so many good shots and really had control of my ball this week. As I said, it was just trying to get the speed, and I just didnt get it." Discount NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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