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NEW YORK -- One by one, the hard-throwing young starters on the Mets pitching staff got hurt. Bartolo Colon, like Ol Man River, keeps on rollin along.The 43-year-old limited the Twins to three singles in seven innings, Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera hit consecutive home runs off rookie Jose Berrios in the third, and New York beat Minnesota 3-0 Friday night in the opener of the Mets final homestand this season.If we wouldnt have had him in our rotation, Im not sure where we would be right now, Mets manager Terry Collins said.Matt Harvey hasnt pitched since early July, and Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz all have been slowed by injuries. Colon (14-7) made his team-high 30th start and lowered his ERA to 3.14.Matched against a pitcher nearly half his age, Colon also helped himself with his glove -- starting an inning-ending 1-6-3 double play in the first and covering first base on a grounder to the right side in the seventh. He also picked off a runner in winning for the fourth time in five decisions.The burly, 285-pound pitcher smiled when asked about his quick move to the third base side of the mound on Jorge Polancos comebacker, which started the double play.Thats a routine play. I always do that, Colon said through a translator.New York opened a two-game lead over St. Louis for the second NL wild card and is one game behind San Francisco.Hopefully he continues to pitch like that because were going to need him, Reyes said.Colon, whose fastball averages just over 90 mph, was a free agent when he re-signed in December. New York expected Zack Wheeler to return in midseason and for Colon to shift to the bullpen, a role he excelled in last October.We thought it was a good signing knowing that he would give us innings early, Collins said. And here he is right in the pennant stretch in late September still carrying the staff.Colon allowed soft singles in the third to Berrios and Brian Dozier, who extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a slow bouncer to third, then retired Polanco on a flyout to escape bases-loaded trouble. Polanco singled in the sixth.He doesnt miss spots, Dozier said. I was telling some of these young guys just to kind of watch him tonight.Addison Reed pitched the eighth and Jeurys Familia worked around a pair of walks to complete the three-hitter, retiring pinch-hitter Kennys Vargas on a flyout to deep left for his 49th save in 53 chances.The 22-year-old Berrios (2-7), who was 2 when Colon made his big league debut in April 1997, allowed two runs and four hits in four innings. He was impressed by Colon.To be able to paint the corners like that is awesome, Berrios said through a translator.Reyes homered over the right-field wall on a curveball and, three pitches later, Cabrera sent a fastball into the right-field second deck. Yoenis Cespedes added an RBI single in the seventh off Pat Light.After the Twins, the Mets host the Atlanta Braves and Phillies before finishing with a six-game trip to Miami and Philadelphia.All weve got to continue to do is not worry about anything else except our business of trying to win a game each and every night, Collins said.REFRESHEDNew York is 14-2 after off days. The Mets have one remaining, on Sept. 29.HAIRYMets reliever Jerry Blevins joined Cabrera and Reyes with dyed blond hair.WHOOPSCespedes tried for a nonchalant basket catch on Max Keplers soft leadoff fly to left in the fourth only to have the ball tick off the webbing of his glove for an error. Colon then picked off Kepler, originally ruled safe by first base umpire Brian Gorman but called out on video review.WHIFFSTravis dArnaud is hitting .109 (5 for 46) with runners in scoring position. ... Jay Bruce was 0 for 3 and booed. He is hitting .200 in September (8 for 40). ... Curtis Granderson was 0 for 3 and is in a 1-for-22 slide.TRAINERS ROOMMets: Cabrera left after eight innings because of a right leg cramp but expects to play Saturday. ... deGrom (right forearm soreness) is scheduled to start Sunday and will be limited to 75 pitches in his first appearance since Sept. 1. ... 1B Lucas Duda (stress fracture in lower back) is to be activated from the DL on Saturday; he last played on May 20. ... Matz (shoulder tightness) is to throw a bullpen Saturday; he has not pitched since Aug. 14. ... OF Juan Lagares (surgery to repair torn ligament in left thumb) was activated Friday. He has not played since July 28 and will be limited to a defensive-replacement role. ... INF Wilmer Flores, out since a home-plate collision Sept. 10, said he had an injection of painkiller in his right wrist Thursday and could return in a few days.UP NEXTRHP Seth Lugo (4-2) is to start for the Mets on Saturday, and RHP Ervin Santana (7-10) for the Twins. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Grey . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Retro .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. http://www.nikeairmaxwomenssale.com/ .ca! Hi Kerry, Heres an interesting one. I know its common knowledge that all players are responsible for their sticks. We witnessed that when Zack Kassian hit Edmontons Sam Gagner in the face after a missed check. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Green . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Yellow . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Chaminades 77-72 victory over Ralph Sampson and top-ranked Virginia in 1982 is widely considered the biggest upset in college basketball history, among the greatest in any sport.Unlike todays world of 24-hour sports networks, social media and smartphones, the game was played in relative obscurity.Fewer than 4,000 fans, officials, media and team members were inside Blaisdell Center that day. For those who were there, the memory of what happened on Dec. 23, 1982, left the kind of indelible mark that comes with witnessing history.Three of those people -- Silverswords point guard Mark Rodrigues, Washington Post sports writer Michael Wilbon and public address announcer Chuck Williams -- recall the events surrounding that game.---Rodrigues: The year before when we played them, we didnt get beaten too badly, so we were pretty confident, had a bit of cockiness. Everyone is a little bit cocky and we had the mentality that we could beat anyone.Few outside the team gave them much of a shot.Williams: It was really only the die-hard fans there because we probably should have been 40-point underdogs to Virginia. It was going to be a smash.---But the Silverswords had an advantage.Virginia was coming from Tokyo, where it beat Utah and Houston despite Sampson missing both games. He was still sick when the Cavaliers arrived in Hawaii.Wilbon: I was staying in the same Hyatt Regency as Virginia. Ralph was on my floor and with those circle towers, theres not much space between rooms and I could hear Ralph coughing and wheezing. I didnt think Ralph was going to play and there was opportunity for some drama.Wilbon already had a bit of drama while covering Maryland at the Aloha Bowl.Terps defensive back Bobby Gunderman fell and broke his arm on the way to the airport, then somehow ended up flying to Caracas, where he was detained for being a suspected drug dealer. Maryland receiver Mike Lewis also nearly drowned while swimming off Waikiki Beach.Wilbon: My boss, George Solomon, said `Youve already written too many pieces, take the night off. I said, Im not taking the night off. How many chances to see the No. 1 team play in an exotic situation, a different situation, Ralph Sampson already three-time player of the year? There was no way I was going to miss that.Wise decision.---Inside the locker room at Blaisdell, Silverswords coach Merv Lopes turned off the lights so the players could meditate, then went down the line.Williams: He says to Mark Wells: Mark, is this guy faster than you? No. Can he shoot better than you? No, coach. He goes all the way down the line to Tony Randolph who was going against Ralph Sampson, looked at him and said, `What can I say? Everyone got a laugh out of that.Rodrigues: The point is theyre only as good as you allow them to be. One of the things he always said was, if they take 40 steps, you take 41. He didnt say anything else but lets go give the people something to see.They did.----The Silverswords were the aggressors from the start, scoring six of the games first eight points. They swarmed Sampson whenever he touched the ball and had a game plan for getting him away from the basket on defense -- one that started with Randolph shooting jumpers over a team manager holding a broomstick at practice.Williams: In locker room, Merv said to Tony Randolph, you need to go out there and hit 15-foot jump shots to get that monster of a player out away from the basket. Tony hit five or six shots in a row from medium range and brought Ralph out, which opened things up for the other guys. That was the real key. If he was throwing bricks up there, 1 for 7 of something like that, Ralph would just plant himself underneath.---Chaminade continued to go at the Cavaliers and the game was tied 43-all at halftime, prompting a call from Wilbon to his desk.ddddddddddddWilbon: I said are you guys listening to this on the radio? If this stays close, save me some space, dont put the paper to bed. They said OK.Rodrigues: At that point, it just gave us more confidence.When Virginia scored the first seven points of the second half, it appeared the game would turn quickly. But the Silverswords answered with a 7-0 run of their own.Then Rodrigues found 6-foot guard Tim Dunham, who soared over the 7-foot-4 Sampson for an alley-oop dunk.Rodrigues: People said from that point on, you could see it on Virginias face that they knew they were in for a serious challenge.Williams: Sampson is running down the floor shaking his head, like hes saying I dont believe that. Timmy just went up, up, up ... slam! As Im announcing, I see this thing unfolding and as the ball goes through, Im saying Ti-iiiim Dunham!---Chaminade led by two with a minute left and Virginia had three chances to tie, missing all three. Virginias Othell Wilson was then called for a carrying violation and the Silverswords closed out the improbable victory by hitting three free throws.Wilbon: People were in disbelief. It wasnt like today. I dont remember people rushing the floor. It might have been chaotic then, but not by todays standards. You had the biggest upset in the history of college basketball and no one quite knew what to do.Williams: Richard Haenisch, I dont know he did it, he ended up sitting on the rim with a basketball in his hand. The celebration was crazy.Rodrigues: We went into the locker room and the fans were calling for us to come back. We came back out on the court, sat there for a while, celebrated and talked.---After the game, Wilbon waited to get Virginia coach Terry Holland before calling his desk.Wilbon: It must have been the local AP reporter who said: `Coach, is this the greatest upset of all-time? I remember almost looking down because this question is going to get us one and done. Hes going to answer angrily and walk off. And I remember there was no sound coming out and Terry Holland was shaking his head affirmatively, saying something to the effect of I think it is. I was like `Oh my god, oh my god, called the paper and asked are you guys listening. They were like, `Yeah, but we put the paper to bed. Ive never been angrier in my life, professionally because they put it to bed and the next morning there was nothing in my paper.Rodrigues: We didnt really realize how big it was until the next day. Thats when AP was calling, everyones sports department was calling, it was getting on CNN news, the local news and then you realize what really happened.Williams: They couldnt even pronounce the name of the school. They kept calling it, Chami-NADE, like lemonade.---The shockwaves of the upset took a while to reach the mainland, but continue to resonate today.Williams: It put Chaminade on the map, a little school 2,500 miles from the nearest land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Rodrigues: They wanted to change the name of the school to Saint Louis-Honolulu, to have a more recognizable name in the title. They changed their mind after that game.Wilbon: Every day I get further away from it, I realize its the greatest upset in history. Can you imagine Kentucky losing to an NAIA school? The whole thing was surreal. It wasnt the game that was surreal, it was the surroundings of it. It was just not possible for it to happen.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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