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Houston?board of regents chairman Tilman Fertitta had some strong words for the Big 12 in the aftermath of Texas hiring of former Cougars coach Tom Herman. Adidas Superstar Rose Gold .Houston experienced immense success in Hermans two-season tenure there, going 22-4, including a 13-1 season in 2015 that included a Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl victory over Florida State and six wins over top-25 teams. Texas?hired Herman on Saturday, hours after firing Charlie Strong.Fertitta, appearing on The Michael Berry Show on KTRH-AM in Houston on Tuesday morning, took exception to the fact that a school in the Big 12,?which explored expansion but eventually decided against it,?hired Herman.Its disappointing that the University of Texas -- who wants to open a campus in Houston and said they would never do anything to harm the University of Houston, with all the football coaches in America, who said that they would stand up for us to get into the Big 12 and then didnt even vote for us when they met with the commissioner and all the schools -- had to come take our little football coach, Fertitta told Berry. But thats business and its a great opportunity for Tom and I wish him the best. I hope they all do well, but I just hope we do better.Fertitta, also one of the Cougars biggest boosters (he donated $20 million for the naming rights to the soon-to-be-renovated basketball arena Hofheinz Pavilion, which will become the Fertitta Center), called the Big 12s expansion vetting process a sham. Houston was considered one of the top candidates to be added to the conference if the Big 12 moved forward with expansion.I think it was a PR play to see how the NCAA and everyone else was going to react since they dont have a championship game, Fertitta said. I truly dont know what they were thinking, other than just, maybe, poor lack of leadership.The Big 12 will play a conference championship game starting in 2017. When discussing the interview process that potential expansion candidates engaged in with the Big 12, Fertitta was critical.You know when I knew we were in trouble? Fertitta said. There were three [university] presidents who were on the [Big 12 expansion] committee and when we went to the interview, they werent even part of the interview process. I walked out of that meeting and said Wow, this is a sham. Theres no intention of doing anything.It was one of the great shams in college football, and college athletics, and just college period. ... It was a total sham and I sit here today and I laugh at the Big 12 and their leadership.Fertitta, an entrepreneur who owns the restaurant corporation Landrys Inc. and is the host of a CNBC reality television show called Billion Dollar Buyer, also discussed Houstons pending search to replace Herman. Asked about former LSU coach Les Miles, Fertitta said Miles is on a list. I think that tells you right there the quality of coaches that would like to come to the University of Houston.When asked about whether he would hire Art Briles, who was fired earlier this year amid the sexual assault scandal at Baylor, Fertitta said, I wish that we could get more clarity on what has happened out there [at Baylor].Were struggling with clarity, Fertitta said. I can tell you this: There are a lot of Baylor supporters in this city and people that are very close to the university ... [former Baylor president] Ken Starr, the [former] athletic director [Ian McCaw], lots of senior people and senior alumni, regents at Baylor, have said If you will meet with us, we will talk to you about the coach and we will give you clarity of how much he didnt know.Do I think that Briles got a bad rap to some degree? Obviously he did. But at the same time, youre the boss, and there was an issue there. So theres an issue. Does everybody deserve to be forgiven? Yes. Theres a lot of controversy surrounding him. I think hes a great football coach, and well just have to see where it goes from here. Adidas Superstar Sale . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. Best Adidas Superstar Shoes .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. .Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rougned Odor homered twice, and A.J. Griffin also went a little deeper for the Texas Rangers.Odor hit a ball into the second deck of seats for the second game in a row, along with another solo shot that just cleared the wall, and Griffin had his longest outing in seven starts since coming off the disabled list in the Rangers 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.I felt like that was a big step. I made a little adjustment in my delivery. I was more direct to the target, said Griffin, who was out of the majors the past two seasons after Tommy John surgery. Two years off from pitching is a long time. It caught up with me a little bit. I feel like I am getting that second wind. My shoulders responding a lot better with each outing.Griffin (4-1) is the only Texas starter other than All-Star lefty Cole Hamels with a win in July.The right-hander has been back just over a month from the disabled list, getting sidelined by right shoulder stiffness after going 3-1 in six starts through the first week of May. He struck out one and walked two while throwing 66 of 98 pitches for strikes in 5 2/3 innings.Probably the best hes used the up-to-down game, manager Jeff Banister said. The high fastball, low fastball, cutter, not really focusing on one location at the plate.Jurickson Profar also homered for the AL West-leading Rangers, and scored three runs.Odors solo homer in the first put Texas up 3-0 against Edinson Volquez (8-9). That 443-foot drive into the second deck in right field came a night after Odors 465-footer that is the longest in his career. His 21st homer, in the seventh, barely cleared the 8-foot wall in right.I dont try to hit homers, but if I hit it I feel good, Odor said.Eric Hosmer homered for the defending World Series champion Royals, who dropped to 10 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central. It is the first time Kansas City, also the AL champion in 2014, has been 10 games back in the division since a 10 1/2-game deficit on Aug. 31, 2013.Offense has been sporadic. Its just been tough. You just come to the ballpark the next day ready to find a way to win a game, manager Ned Yost said. Keep grinnding away. Cheap Adidas Superstar Shoes. . ... Your mindset is theres a couple months left of baseball to play.FROM NONE TO SOMETexas loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth without scoring, but Profar and Nomar Mazara had consecutive doubles to start the fifth. An inning later, Profar hit his fifth homer of the season.HOSMER HOMERAfter Lorenzo Cain was hit by a pitch with two outs in the sixth, Hosmer snapped an 0-for-14 slump with his 14th homer. That got the Royals within 5-2 and chased Griffin.SHORT HOPSVolquez allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out five in six innings. .. Reliever Dario Alvarez made his Rangers debut, two days after coming in a trade from Atlanta. The lefty allowed singles to the only two batters he faced to start the seventh. ... Veteran RHP Kyle Lohse, who allowed 13 runs in 9 1/3 innings while losing both of his Texas starts, declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock and became a free agent.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: Cain played for the first time since June 28 after missing 25 games because of a left hamstring strain. He was reactivated from the disabled list, and rookie OF Brett Eibner was optioned to Triple-A Omaha. ... RHP Luke Hochevar (thoracic outlet syndrome) will get a second opinion Monday from another specialist in Kansas City after a Dallas specialist on Friday recommended season-ending surgery.Rangers: Slugger Prince Fielders season-ending surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk in his neck went as expected. ... LHP Derek Holland, on the 60-day DL with left shoulder inflammation and not eligible to come back before Aug. 20, said he wasnt tired after throwing a 42-pitch bullpen session. He is scheduled to throw live batting practice Tuesday.UP NEXTRoyals: RHP Ian Kennedy (6-9) is 0-3 in five starts this month. He is also 0-2 in three career starts against the Rangers.Rangers: Lefty Martin Perez (7-7) was 4-0 in five starts in June, but goes into his sixth start in July still without a win. Hes 0-3 this month, and has allowed 29 runs (22 earned) his last four starts. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '