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CHAPEL HILL, N. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic .C. -- Kenny Williams III spent last season trying to keep his confidence up while buried on the bench for a deep, veteran North Carolina team.The first two games of his sophomore season are undoing some of that frustration.Williams had 11 points for the sixth-ranked Tar Heels in a 97-57 victory over Chattanooga on Sunday in the home opener.I think if you play with effort, then things will start going your way, Williams said. Shots will start going in. You start to get more steals and you start to get more fast-break layups. ... I think effort brings a lot of positivity to the game.Williams also finished with six rebounds, five assists and three steals in 20 minutes. And that came after he had five rebounds and four assists in the opener against Tulane on Friday for the Tar Heels (2-0), inheriting a larger role with junior swingman Theo Pinson out with a broken right foot.His play Sunday included a couple of dive-on-the-floor, active-hands moments that his Hall of Fame coach loves.Thats a Danny Green kind of stat sheet right there, Roy Williams said, where youre involved in a lot of good things.Joel Berry II scored 18 points to lead the Tar Heels, who shot 56 percent through the first 24 minutes in building a lopsided lead. They pushed ahead for good with a 21-5 run late in the first half for a 44-33 lead at the break, then scored nine straight out of the break to blow it open.Greg Pryor scored 17 points for the Mocs (1-1), who won Friday at Tennessee. But after a quick start, the preseason Southern Conference favorite just couldnt keep up with the Tar Heels.Chattanooga made 5 of 9 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes, but went 2-for-18 from behind the arc from there and shot 35 percent for the game.We got off to a great start which I thought was big, Chattanooga coach Matt McCall said. Unfortunately, they got settled in and really started turning up the heat, which made it difficult for us.BIG PICTUREChattanooga: It was a little too much to ask for Chattanooga to win both the Tennessee and UNC games to start the season, but earning the split against power-conference teams is a good start for a team that won 29 games last season and played in the NCAA Tournament.I think for us it is important for us to not let this take away from our win over Tennessee, McCall said.UNC: The Tar Heels had a lot of a balance in this one, and thats a promising sign for a team that must replace four-year starter Marcus Paige and Associated Press All-American Brice Johnson from a national runner-up.It was a team, it really was, Roy Williams said of last years NCAA finalist. Weve emphasized from Day One that this groups got to be a team now as well.POLL IMPLICATIONSUNCs first two games did nothing to undermine its No. 6 ranking in the AP Top 25 to start the season. Its a group with veteran scorers back in Berry and Justin Jackson as well as experience up front with Kennedy Meeks (14 points, 12 rebounds) and Isaiah Hicks (13 points), though its still sorting out playing rotations with Pinson out.FIRST LOOKIt was the first regular-season home game for UNCs latest freshman class.Big man Tony Bradley stood out with 12 points and eight rebounds in 15 minutes.It didnt go completely smoothly, though.Wing Brandon Robinson had five points and three rebounds, though he blew a breakaway layup. And fellow guard Seventh Woods scored six points in 12 minutes but bricked a second-half dunk.UP NEXTChattanooga: The Mocs will try to improve to 7-0 against Hiwassee in their home opener Wednesday.UNC: The Tar Heels host Long Beach State on Tuesday night before heading west for a game at Hawaii followed by the Maui Invitational during Thanksgiving week.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org or http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Cheap Barcelona Jerseys China. - Connor McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime as the Erie Otters came from behind to defeat the visiting Guelph Storm 4-3 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Cheap Soccer Jerseys . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. http://www.cheapbarcelonajerseys.com/ . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. HARVEY, La. -- The man who police say?fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight?during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation Tuesday, saying authorities strategically waited for days to make the arrest because they needed to find independent witnesses.Ronald Gasser, 54, was initially taken into custody after the shooting on Thursday, but he was released?without being charged, drawing heated criticism from protesters who said race played a role in the investigation. Gasser, who is white, was arrested late Monday. McKnight was black.Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand pounded on a podium during a news conference explaining the investigation.This isnt about race. Not a single witness has said ... one racial slur was uttered, the sheriff said.The case comes at a time of intense scrutiny in the African-American community about the shootings of black men, in particular by police. While this case doesnt involve a police shooting, it has drawn protests at the sheriffs department.Its not clear whether Gasser has an attorney. Attempts to reach Gassers family were unsuccessful Tuesday.The sheriff said the dispute between the men started on a bridge and proceeded into a New Orleans suburb, with both men driving erratically and yelling at each other. Eventually, the cars came to a stop and McKnight confronted Gasser, who was still seated in his car, the sheriff said. Gasser pulled out a gun and shot McKnight three times, killing him. When deputies arrived, the sheriff said Gasser handed them his gun and said he shot McKnight, 28.The sheriff said McKnight did have a gun in his vehicle but no evidence suggested he insinuated anything about it. It was his stepfathers gun and his stepfathers vehicle.During the news conference, the sheriff read aloud some of the derogatory remarks about the investigation, including racially charged comments.We have sometimes unrealistic expectations of how these things work ... you dont just run out and start slapping cuffs on people, Normand said.He noted that on Thursday, Gasser gave authorities a statement that included him being fearful and defending himself, saying that McKnight had made threatening comments. At that point, authorities hadnt interviewed any independent witnesses. One person they had talked to lied to authorities about what happened, the sheriff said.Normand said that had an arrest been made Thursday, he was certain people would be afraid to come forward. Instead, authorities identified more than 250 people they wanted to talk to by identifying license plates in the area at the time, and conducted more than 160 interviews. The sheriff said several witnesses werre the key to making the arrest and made comments contradicting Gassers statements. Wholesale Barcelona Jerseys. e also pointed out that Gasser didnt ask for an attorney but instead sat with authorities for over 10 hours of interviews in the days after the shooting and gave permission for them to search his home.Normand also pushed back against questions about whether he understood the fear that a shooting like this had brought about among some in the black community.Lets not try to make this out to be something that it is not. What we had were two adult males engaged in unacceptable behavior that did not understand how to deal with conflict resolution, he said.The sheriff did not want to go into details about why he felt Gasser should be arrested even though the state has a version of the stand your ground law.Louisianas law holds that people dont have a duty to retreat and can meet force with force if they reasonably believe that using deadly force is necessary.Law experts say its not a blanket excuse.When you use lethal force, its got to be proportional, Ken Levy, an associate professor who teaches criminal law at LSU Law Center, told The Associated Press. And the only way its proportional is if McKnight was threatening serious bodily injury or death.McKnight played three seasons for the New York Jets and one with the Kansas City Chiefs.The Jets held a moment of silence Monday night before their game against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium to honor the former running back.McKnight was rated the nations No. 1 running back recruit when he signed with the University of Southern California. He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Jets in 2010 and played three seasons for New York. McKnight had a 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 2011, and it remains the longest play in Jets history.He also spent a season with Kansas City, and most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.A decade ago, Gasser was involved in a similar altercation -- at the same intersection -- with a driver. The sheriff said that in February 2006, a man observed a truck driving erratically and called a number on the truck, speaking to a man later identified as Gasser.Gasser and the man got into a fight on the phone and then Gasser followed the man to a service station, confronted him and hit him several times. Gasser drove away, and the victim called 911.Investigators found Gasser and issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery, which was later dismissed. Authorities have said they are trying to determine why it was dismissed. 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 ' ' '