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Portland Trail Blazers stunned

in camera talk Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:15 am
by jinshuiqian0713 • 1.470 Posts

RENTON, Wash. - Malcolm Smith tracked the eyes of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and leapt into the air, snagging the football with one hand for an interception before racing 60 yards in the opposite direction for a touchdown. Earl Thomas, K.J. Wright and other members of Seattles defence chased Smith to the end zone, shouting "MVP! MVP!" Not a bad first full day back on the practice field for Seattles Super Bowl MVP. "That was a terrific play by him," defensive co-ordinator Dan Quinn said. "Its awesome to have him back out here." Smith has been sidelined throughout the entire off-season while recovering from ankle surgery this spring. He showed Tuesday that hes itching to get back to work with his teammates. "You come off a pretty good game — we did some great stuff in the Super Bowl — and then (the off-season) was just a lull for me," Smith said. "A lot of down time. A lot of watching and a lot of learning. Dealing with my own emotions and stuff every day. It was good to get out here today and start moving around a little bit." While Smith had been able to participate in walkthroughs with the team, he was held out of practice until this week. Smith was limited on Monday before taking on a larger workload Tuesday. His leaping interception was the highlight of practice for the Seahawks. "He made a cameo appearance and showed what MVPs do," linebackers coach Ken Norton said. "It was really good for him to get some work, some good positive work, and now his confidence is back where it was before and were excited about putting good days together for him to play this week." Smith may not play this Friday in Seattles third preseason game against the Chicago Bears, but he is on track to be ready by the start of the regular season. "If we had a game today, I feel like I could play," Smith said. "So, you know, Ill just keep building from there and try to get the most out of my ankle." A former seventh-round draft pick, Smith has continued to develop into a trusted member of the Seahawks defence. Norton and head coach Pete Carroll recruited Smith to USC in 2007. After Carroll left USC for the Seahawks in 2010, Smith was again reunited with his old coaching staff when he was selected with the 242nd pick of the 2011 draft. "Hes been with us forever, since like fourth grade it seems," Carroll joked. "Hes a real fixture in our defence. We love his flexibility. Hes such a great playmaker so its great to get him back." Smith played in 15 regular-season games for Seattle last season, making eight starts. He racked up 54 tackles, two interceptions, a sack and a forced fumble during the regular season, but took his game to another level in the playoffs. In the NFC championship against the San Francisco 49ers, Smith hauled in an interception on a tipped pass by Richard Sherman that clinched the 23-17 victory for the Seahawks. Then in the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos, Smith returned a deflected Peyton Manning pass 69 yards for a touchdown and recovered a fumble by Demaryius Thomas. He also recorded 10 tackles. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Desmond Mason Jersey .com) - The surging Montreal Canadiens will try to match their longest winning streak of the season when they visit the Florida Panthers for Saturdays clash at BB&T Center. Fred Brown Jersey . Brazilian striker Brandao opened the scoring with a header in the 55th minute before winger Franck Tabanou volleyed home from close range to double the lead in the 61st. https://www.cheapthunder.com/761h-mark-r...under.html.Fiji striker Roy Krishna scored in the 14th minute to give Wellington its fourth win, along with a draw, from its past five matches, putting the Phoenix fourth but only a point behind third-placed Adelaide. Wholesale Thunder Jerseys .com) - Manu Ginobili capped off a 26-point night with a go-ahead layup with 24 seconds left in overtime, with the basket giving the San Antonio Spurs a much-needed 95-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Tom Chambers Jersey .com) - Damian Lillard poured in 40 points on 11-of-21 shooting to go along with 11 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder, 115-111, in overtime on Tuesday.SEOUL, South Korea - Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the Korea Open quarterfinals on Friday.Lepchenko converted three of four break points in the third set to oust the top seed. Lepchenko has beaten Radwanska twice this year, after losing five straight.Resurgent Maria Kirilenko of Russia also reached the seemifinals with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.dddddddddddd Kirilenko fell out of the top 100 this year after a knee injury kept her out of the first three months of the season.Her first semifinal in 17 months will be against second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, who beat qualifier Nicole Gibbs of the United States 6-3, 6-4. ' ' '

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