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Default ng to go out there and get 39. Thats not always what we need from him, but well take it." The Cowboys led 50-32 at halftime and stretched their lead to as many as 34
MADRID, Spain -- Barcelona stumbled to a 3-2 home loss against Valencia on Saturday, giving Atletico Madrid a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the Spanish league. Onitsuka Tiger By Asics Mexico 66 Nere/Bianche - Uomo/Donna . The Spanish champions decision not to sign a defender during the January transfer window may have backfired after Valencia took advantage of a lethargic, uninspired effort by its hosts at the Camp Nou, where former Spain coach Luis Aragones -- who previously coached the Catalan side -- was honoured after his death on Saturday. Barcelona led through Alexis Sanchezs eighth-minute goal but Dani Parejo equalized for Valencia before the break. Pablo Piatti headed Valencia ahead after the restart before Lionel Messis penalty -- and first league goal since September -- levelled the game again. But Barcelonas defence let Sofiane Feghouli burst free into the area to set up Paco Alcacers 59th-minute winner. Barcelona played with 10 men from the 78th after Jodi Alba was shown a second yellow card. The defeat means Atletico can lead the league alone for the first time this season if it does not lose at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday, when Real Madrid can also overtake its greatest rival with a victory at fourth-place Athletic Bilbao. Also on Saturday, Levante and Rayo Vallecano played to a scoreless draw, as did Getafe and Valladolid, while Malaga rallied to beat Sevilla 3-2 in an entertaining encounter. At the top of the standings, Atletico and Barcelona share 54 points, while Madrid has 53. Valencia provisionally moved into eighth. Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino was preoccupied by Barcelonas drop in play after just half an hour. "Im always worried after every one of our losses," Martino said. "Despite us having played well for a while against Valencia, Im very worried, much like the players are." Messi set up the opener after slashing a pass across the box beyond the far post where Alexis connected oddly to float it over goalkeeper Diego Alves. Valencia took control from the 44th when Parejo exploited a turnover inside the Barcelona half to lead a breakout with Feghouli, who returned a pass inside the area for Parejo to score easily. "Their goal hurt us and, in the second half, the team failed to respond," said defender Javier Mascherano, who refused to blame the off-field distractions that have enveloped Barcelona. "Today it wasnt the distractions that beat us, but Valencia. The margin of error (to be champion) is zero." Valencia went ahead in the 48th when the 1.63-meter (5-foot-3) Piatti held off Dani Alves to jump high and head a looping ball over goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Valencia was unlucky as Pedro Rodriguezs shot came off Ricardo Costa to set up the spot kick, even though it appeared Costa had no chance of getting out of the way as the ball grazed his shoulder. Messi slotted home his ninth league goal in the 54th, and first since Sept. 28 against Almeria. Barcelonas defence was dormant five minutes later as Feghouli moved past three players to the goal line before cutting back to meet Alcacer, who blasted past Valdes for the winner. Messi had a golden opportunity to draw Barcelona even in the second minute of stoppage time, but he shot wide after precisely combining with Dani Alves and substitute Andres Iniesta to get free into the box. Valencia, which was Spains most active team in the January transfer, snapped a five-game winless run to deal Barcelona its first home league defeat in nearly two years. Malaga captain and winger Duda proved the hero at Rosaleda Stadium as he took advantage of Alberto Morenos silly clearance attempt to gather inside the area and lift the winning goal past goalkeeper Beto in the 82nd. Dudas penalty put the hosts ahead after half an hour before Sevilla scored a pair of unanswered goals through Carlos Baccas 10th of the season and Federico Fazios header in the 66th. Samuel Sanchez pegged home the equalizer in the 77th as Malaga rallied for an emotional victory during which coach Bernd Schuster was red-carded in stoppage time. Malaga moved four points clear of Valladolid and the last relegation spot. Aaron Asics|Uomo/Donna|Bianche/Verde H50XJ-9984 . -- What Anthony Jennings lacked in experience, LSU more than compensated for with a talented supporting cast in the Outback Bowl. Onitsuka Tiger Italia . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. 403 Forbidden .com) - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were among the third-round winners Friday at the French Open.STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oh sure, Marcus Smart definitely noticed Kevin Durant sitting courtside in Gallagher-Iba Arena. And he put together quite a performance for one of the NBAs most gifted scorers. Smart scored a career-high 39 points and No. 7 Oklahoma State raced past No. 11 Memphis for a 101-80 win on Tuesday night in a one-sided matchup of top teams. Durant was one of many basketball fans across the country interested to see Smarts return to the national stage after he bypassed the NBA draft following the Cowboys early exit from last seasons NCAA tournament. Smart responded by scoring 26 points in the first half. He finished 11 of 21 from the floor and hit five 3-pointers while easily passing his previous career high of 28 points set last season against Oklahoma. "We saw Kevin Durant, and we just wanted to go out there and put on a show," Smart said. Nick King had 23 points for Memphis, and Shaq Goodwin finished with 13. The Tigers (1-1) shot 41.2 per cent (28 of 68), including a combined 2-of-20 performance from guards Michael Dixon Jr. and Geron Johnson. The Tigers had played just once before the trip to Stillwater, a 95-69 home win over Austin Peay. And they appeared to be ill prepared for their first hostile road environment. More specifically, they werent prepared for Smart -- who added five steals, four rebounds, four assists and a pair of blocks in an outstanding all-around performance. "Oklahoma State was just the better team tonight," Dixon Jr. said. "Our apologies for not playing Memphis basketball; we just couldnt make shots." Markel Brown added 20 points and Brian Williams had 15 for Oklahoma State (4-0), which is averaging 102 points per game. Surprisingly, Smart didnt even enter the game as the leading scorer for the Cowboys. In fact, the sophomore was third on Oklahoma State -- behind sixth-man Phil Forte and Brown -- with an average of 13.7 points through the teams opening three blowout victories. Smart, however, played up to the competiition in the Cowboys return to the national spotlight after last seasons crushing loss against Oregon in the NCAA tournament. Bianche Gel-Lyte V Asics Sneakers Light Out Pack Uomo/Donna. "We just wanted to show everybody that we werent backing down, and thats what we did tonight," Smart said. In front of Durant, a host of NBA scouts and Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks, Smart scored 12 of the Cowboys first 14 points. His last basket during the opening stretch was a dunk on the break that put Oklahoma State ahead 14-7. The Tigers did their best to stay close, rallying to tie it at 16 after back-to-back baskets by King, but they had no answer for Smart in the first half. "Oklahoma State, they just kicked our butt," Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. "When (Smart) scores like that, he could be the best player in college basketball." With the Cowboys up 17-16, the 6-foot-4 guard went on a one-man scoring binge that worked the crowd into a frenzy. Smart scored the next 12 points for Oklahoma State -- including three 3-pointers and a trio of free throws after he was fouled on a 3-point attempt -- to put the Cowboys up 29-20. In all, he scored 24 of Oklahoma States first 29 points. "Thats just Marcus," Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said. "Hes going to be ready when he needs to be ready. ... I knew he was going to be ready to play, I knew that from the beginning. "I didnt know he was going to go out there and get 39. Thats not always what we need from him, but well take it." The Cowboys led 50-32 at halftime and stretched their lead to as many as 34 points in the second half -- comfortably answering their first challenge of the season and reminding the country why Smart was a consensus preseason All-American. Smarts fifth 3-pointer lifted Oklahoma State to a 64-43 advantage, giving him a career-best 31 points. "I was just feeling it tonight," Smart said. "My teammates found me and gave me the ball at times when I needed it in order to get my shot off." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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