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NEW YORK -- It took a few hours on the final day of the NFL draft for A. Nike Shoes From China .J. McCarron, Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger to finally hear their names called. It took much longer, but Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to enter the draft, heard his in the seventh and final round. Sam was taken 249th out of 256 picks, by St. Louis. There was applause at Radio City Music Hall from the slim crowd on hand. Scouts had pegged him to be a mid- to late-round selection, but he didnt perform well at the combine; some questioned whether he would be drafted at all. The star quarterbacks of the SEC went earlier, but will be long shots to become early starters in the pros. McCarron led Alabama to two national titles, but had to wait until the 164th overall spot to be selected by Cincinnati. Georgias Murray went one pick earlier Saturday to Kansas City. LSUs Mettenberger didnt go until the sixth round, to Tennessee. Virginia Techs Logan Thomas, not nearly as accomplished as the SEC passers, was the first QB chosen on the last day, by Arizona in the fourth round. Murray had a penchant for big plays with the Bulldogs, but the SECs career passing leader tore his ACL on Nov. 8 and did not work out during the NFL combine. He figures to compete for a third-string job this year. "Theres no restrictions, no second thought when Im running, cutting," Murray said. "Its full-speed, full-go ahead." McCarron expects to learn behind Andy Dalton, who led the Bengals to three straight playoff berths for the first time in franchise history. "Im confident in myself, but at the same time, I know Andys the QB out there and I respect that," McCarron said. "All I want to do is go in and help us in whatever way I can. If that means me holding the clipboard for a couple of years and giving Andy reports during the week and watching film with him and helping him in any way I can, Im just ready to do it." Thomas comes out of school healthy, but the inconsistency that plagued his career hurt his draft stock. Thomas never really improved to the level expected with the Hokies after a strong debut. Hes big, with a strong arm, but is turnover prone. "Ive grown as a quarterback in this off-season," Thomas said. "Everybodys basing it off the season, which I understand. Thats whats on film. But this off-season was a chance I was able to really go refine some things." In all, 14 quarterbacks were selected. Early Saturday, many picks had ties to Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins, the fourth overall selection in the first round by Buffalo, saw his older brother, Florida cornerback Jaylen Watkins, taken by Philadelphia to open the fourth round. Philadelphia acquired the selection the previous day from Houston, trading its third-round pick (No. 83) for the Texans fourth- and fifth-round spots. "Today is a very big day for our family," Jaylen said. "I texted him (Thursday) before he went on stage and he just texted me ... were both excited for each other. We cant complain about anything that happened this year for us." The next pick, by Washington, was Sammy Watkins college teammate, cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who went up against the nations top wideout in practice for several years at Clemson. Watkins fellow receiver with the Tigers, Martavis Bryant, also went in the fourth round, to Pittsburgh. Andre Williams of Boston College, the nations leading rusher, went to the New York Giants, whose backfield has been plagued by injuries. Williams rushed for 2,177 yards and won the Doak Walker Award as Americas top running back in 2013, but he is considered a weak receiver. "Patience is a really valuable thing," Williams said. "It worked out the best possible way it could, no matter what round it ended up being." Arizonas KaDeem Carey, like Williams, an All-American runner, was taken four spots later by Chicago. Oregons DeAnthony Thomas went to Kansas City, ostensibly to replace departed Dexter McCluster. National champion Florida State had two players go in the first five picks Saturday: running back Devonta Freeman to Atlanta, and centre Bryan Stork, another All-American, to New England. Big 12 power Oklahoma, which was blanked in the first three rounds, broke through when the New York Jets drafted receiver Jalen Saunders. Another powerhouse program, Texas, did not have anyone taken, although its former quarterback, Garrett Gilbert, who transferred to SMU, was chosen at the end of the sixth round. While the Longhorns were looking for someone to be picked, Duke had a drafted player. When Buffalo made cornerback Ross Cockrell the 109th overall selection, it was the highest a Blue Devil had gone since offensive lineman Lennie Friedman went to Denver in the second round in 1999. Cockrell thought Duke making the Chick-Fil-A bowl helped his stock. "I think it opened a lot of eyes that this guy from Duke can actually play a little ball and will be able to compete at the next level," he said. The final player chosen, dubbed "Mr. Irrelevant," was Memphis safety Lonnie Ballentine. He was taken by the Texans. There were a record 102 early entrants into this draft, and 61 were selected. AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi, College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo, and Sports Writers Will Graves, Joe Kay and Dave Skretta contributed to this story. Nike Shoes China . Harrison Barnes had 15 points and Reggie Bullock scored 11 for the Tar Heels (17-3, 4-1 ACC), who took the court for the first time without starter Dexter Strickland. The junior guard tore his right ACL last Thursday at Virginia Tech and will miss the rest of the season. Cheap Nike Shoes From China . LOUIS -- The St. https://www.nikeshoeschina.us/ . They have homered once every 27.3 at bats, which just happens to be the third best mark in the American League, albeit just 10 games into the season.BRISBANE, Australia - Tim Cahill set the Asian Cup quarterfinals alight with a spectacular overhead scissor kick and clinched a 2-0 win against China with a header, helping tournament host Australia reach the semifinals in the continental championship.As he has so often done, the 35-year-old Cahill delivered for his country in its time of need, scoring twice in a 20-minute period after halftime. Australia, the 2011 finalists, will face either defending champion Japan or the United Arab Emirates next week for a spot in the final.With the Socceroos dominating the contest, Cahill produced an effort to rival his stunning goal against the Netherlands at last years World Cup in Brazil.He latched on to an Ivan Franjic header in the 48th-minute and then performed an acrobatic, overhead kick, directing the ball past helpless goalkeeper Wang Lei.Man-of-the-match Cahill soaked up the roar from the 46,067-strong crowd as he ran across the pitch to celebrate yet another goal for Australia.Someone asked me whether Id scored one like that before and I said yes, against Chelsea away (playing for Everton in the English Premier League), Cahill said. Its instinct. The World Cup was probably a fluke, like people are saying, and today was probably a fluke again.But its never been about me, its been about the team and the amount of work and effort we put in months ago. When I said I really believed in this team, I meant it.Cahill was about eight yards out in the 65th minute when he powered a header into the net from a perfect cross by Jason Davidson.Cahill was given a rousing cheer when he finally left the field in the 80th minute, replaced by Mark Milligan.The reasonn Timmy does so fantastically well for us is that we manage him really well, Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said. Clearance Nike Shoes From China. We rested him against South Korea (Cahill came off the bench) because we knew this game was going to be important.In the penalty box hes still world-class. Hes still every dangerous. But I dont need to add anything to Tim Cahills career its spelled out clearly for everybody. As I keep telling him, who knows, the best might be ahead of him still.Postecoglou praised the efforts of Cahill, captain Mile Jedinak in his return from an ankle injury and veteran midfielder Mark Bresciano, who was starting for the first time at the 2015 Asian Cup.Bresciano was excellent in dead-ball situations and the midfielders calmness and composure helped the Socceroos settle in a high-pressure knockout match.The Australia-China match was the second quarterfinal of the night. South Korea had a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan in the earlier quarterfinal, with Son Heung-min scoring twice in extra time at Melbourne.China coach, Frenchman Alain Perrin, said of course my players are very disappointed ... it means our Asian Cup journey is finished.A physical China lineup opened quickly, catching Australia off guard on the counter-attack as forward Wu Lei tore through the defence.Wu could have easily scored in the 14th minute if not for a tackle from Alex Wilkinson, who replaced the suspended Matthew Spiranovic in one of seven changes to the Socceroos starting side which went down 1-0 to South Korea in Brisbane last Saturday.There are two quarterfinals Friday, with Japan against the United Arab Emirates and 2007 champion Iraq against Iran. ' ' '

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