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    LOS ANGELES -- Led by talented freshmen Lonzo Ball and T. Adidas Sharks Jerseys .J. Leaf, No. 2 UCLA is back in college basketballs upper echelon for the first time under coach Steve Alford.The Bruins (9-0) are off to their best start since 2006-07 after upsetting then-No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena last week , boosting them to their highest ranking since November 2007.Ball has made an instant impact in what is expected to be his lone season in Westwood. Hes averaging 14.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and his 9.3 assists leads the nation. Hes also shooting 55 percent from the floor and 43 percent from 3-point range.The confident newcomer even put his finger to his lips in a shushing motion to Kentuckys fans.I really dont like the attention like that, he said Thursday. It was a good win, but we still have a long journey to go.While Ball has grabbed most of the attention, Leaf asserted himself against the Wildcats with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Hes averaging 17.2 points and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 67 percent from the floor.Leaf and Ball have just been exceptional, said Michigan coach John Beilein, who scouted Leaf three times while recruiting him in high school.Ball and Leaf are among six UCLA players who average double figures in scoring, led by Isaac Hamilton with 18.1 points. The Bruins high-octane offense averages 97.0 points, second in the country.No one really cares what their numbers are like, Leaf said. We just want to win.Thanks to the arrival of Ball and Leaf, which invigorated veterans Bryce Alford, Hamilton and Thomas Welsh, things have changed quickly for the Bruins.In March, fans were irate after a 15-17 finish and no postseason invite. The programs fourth losing season since John Wooden was hired in 1948 prompted Alford to return a one-year contract extension he signed after his first season. He also wrote an apology letter to the fans.From about Christmas on, I mishandled the team and we did a lot of changing around and we should have just stayed focused on getting better, Alford said. Weve done a lot better job of that this year and the talent is back up this year.Not a popular hire among the schools older fan base in 2013, Alford guided the team to consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearances in his first two seasons. Now, the players and fans are thinking much bigger at a school that owns a record 11 national championships.Weve been talking about trying to get to Phoenix, the younger Alford said, mentioning the site of the Final Four. Weve really been confident in ourselves and really starting to trust each other.The Kentucky win injected UCLA into the national conversation and is already having an effect on campus. Saturdays home game against Michigan is nearly sold out, something that has been rare at Pauley Pavilion in recent years. The Bruins are averaging 7,481 through five games in the 13,800-seat arena.People have been congratulating us as we walked to class, the younger Alford said.In Michigan (7-2), the Bruins will find a team that plays at a glacial pace compared to how UCLA likes to run and gun. The Wolverines are allowing 58.2 points a game and holding opponents to 42 percent field-goal shooting. Their top scorer Zak Irvin averages 13.6 points.We have a bigger target on our back than ever. Were ready for it, Leaf said. Were going to try to establish our pace and get out and run.The Bruins are wrapping up finals on Friday and havent played since beating Kentucky last weekend. They had plenty of time to savor the victory, including on the charter flight home. Instead of sleeping, the players hit up Twitter and watched replays of their favorite moments.But once they got back to practice, the younger Alford was quick to invoke his senior leadership.Its finding that balance of enjoying what youve done so far but realizing at end of day it doesnt mean much, he said. If you dont continue to progress and move forward, it all goes to waste.The younger Alford has benefited the most from Balls arrival. The freshman has taken over ball-handling duties, allowing Alford to revert to his more natural position of coming off screens while playing slightly fewer minutes. Alford is in his final season playing for his father, who won the 1987 national championship at Indiana under coach Bob Knight.This team has a high, high ceiling, Steve Alford said. They know they havent come anywhere near what their peak is. Green Sharks Jerseys . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Cheap Sharks Jerseys . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. . Down by seven with 90 seconds left in regulation, thats where they looked comfortable. Ex-Formula One driver and two-time CART champion Alex Zanardi is set to return to motorsport after more than a year, following his Paralympic success in Rio.Having focused this year on the Paralympics, in which Zanardi matched his achievements from the London 2012 games by claiming two hand-cycling gold medals and one silver, the Italian will return to the cockpit in a modified BMW M6 GT3 run by ROAL Motorsport for the final round of the Italian GT Championship at Mugello on October 14-16.Zanardi turns 50 a week after the event and last raced at the Spa 24 Hours in July 2015, driving a BMW Z4 GT3 alongside Bruno Spengler and former Toyota F1 driver Timo Glock.I always say that my life is a never ending privilege of being able to do so many things, and this season is a classic example, Zanardi said. Preparing for Rio de Janeiro, approaching my 50th birthday, not only being able to run ccompetitively, but winning what I won is exceptional. Womens Sharks Jerseys. Zanardi lost both legs in a horrific CART crash at the Lausitzring in 2001 but made a remarkable return to racing just two years later, competing with prosthetic legs in the World Touring Car Championship for BMW between 2005 and 2009, before switching sports to take up hand-cycling.I will once more enjoy the privilege of indulging in my primary passion, being behind the wheel of a great race car, he added. Since I saw the beautiful BMW M6 GT3 in the workshop in Munich I have dreamt about driving it.And now BMW is granting me the possibility to do so on one of my favourite circuits, Mugello. I am very, very happy and I cant wait to grab the steering wheel and drive to the best of my abilities. 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 ' ' '