Lewandowski scored what proved to be the winning goal as Poland beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 to seal their place at next summer's tournament, with the Bayern Munich striker enjoying a gulp or two of bolly on the pitch as the players celebrated.
Filling the void has been unheralded Travis Benjamin, a fourth-round pick in 2012 who never had more than 18 catches or 314 yards in any of his three previous seasons. We already tried that with a guy named Kelly Holcomb over a decade ago, and it didn't work out too well. He most certainly does - and it also should help the struggling passing attack.
Aldridge walked off the court at 11:14 p.m. Asked if he would have stayed on the court longer if workers hadn't had to start preparing the floor for a Rampage hockey game Saturday, Aldridge said, "I was finishing up, actually". Joining Aldridge to form the best starting front court in the NBA will be the indefatigable Tim Duncan and 24-year-old defensive phenom Kawhi Leonard.
The race will still go ahead as scheduled at 2pm local time. The second rain delay was issued at 1:20 p.m. Heavy rain has lashed the area through the night and continues this morning, with forecasters saying it will remain all day. Or, the times from this morning's hour-long practice session could count for grid placement. That meant FP3 took place in front of empty grandstands, with fans only arriving in anticipation of qualifying after the circuit re-opened.
Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) was led by a powerful offensive attack that came to life early in the second quarter as soon as Meyer elected to turn dynamic playmaker J.T. Is this the plan going forward? It worked great against Maryland. If nothing else a nod to the struggles Penn State had finishing drives and the talent and speed at which Ohio State can make the most of its opponents miscues.
Vanderbilt is 2-4 for the season and the Commodores are coming off a nine point loss to South Carolina. This game started out with a throwback to the Commodore alumni who had made it back to Nashville for Homecoming when the referees honored a timeless tradition: screwing Vanderbilt football.