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For North Carolina coach Roy Williams, establishing a physical tone is something he wants to see from his team during four games in Hawaii.That has started to happen during the fifth-ranked Tar Heels first three games, though too sporadically for the coach.I always look at how many points they got on offensive rebounds, Williams said, referring to opponents. Weve still got to do a better job on the backboards.North Carolina (3-0) meets Hawaii (2-1) on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu before three games next week in the Maui Invitational.You could say physical, but just overall a little bit more aggressive, swingman Justin Jackson said in describing the emphasis on rebounding.The Tar Heels have used various combinations in the first three games, something that should pay off across the season.Its just a work in progress and I think that Coach does it for a reason, forward Kennedy Meeks said.North Carolina and Hawaii are facing off for the first time since the mid-1990s. North Carolina has won all four previous meetings. The Rainbow Warriors are 2-18 all-time against teams ranked in the top 5.Hawaii has been in a pair of one-point results and a six-point decision during the first week of the season.Im really proud of our guys, theyve been thrown in the fire at even a higher magnitude because these were all close games, said second-year coach Eran Ganot, according to a Warrior Insider report. Im proud of the poise they showed in all three, even the first night when we lost. Our job is to get good shots at the end, and we did.Hawaii is led by UCLA transfer Noah Allen, a 6-foot-7 senior who averages 16.3 points per game.Ganot said the wear and tear of the opening stretch is something worth monitoring already.We got to go back to work, but right now, first we got to rest them (the players), he said. It always starts with us getting healed up, and refreshed. ... And then, obviously well be looking at North Carolina.North Carolina likely will play without forward Luke Maye on this trip because of a sprained ankle.The Tar Heels also wont have assistant coach Steve Robinson, whos staying behind because of a blood clot in his right leg.He has been advised to avoid travel. The former Florida State head coach also missed last weeks opener at Tulane.Robinson is in his 14th season on Williams North Carolina staff.Its uncomfortable for me, Williams said of Robinsons absence.While he was on the bench for two recent home games, Robinsons status for future road games is undetermined.I hate it because were not going to a place where theres 24 feet of snow and wind, Williams said of this trip. Its a nice place to go and weve had some good moments in the Maui tournament. We won a couple of them. But Ill miss him from a personal viewpoint, but he has got to take care of his body.When Robinson isnt with the team, director of basketball operations Brad Frederick has been cleared to serve as an assistant coach.Fridays game caps a tripleheader at the arena, with Rainbow Classic games preceding it. Cheap Shoes Websites . The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner. Wholesale Sneakers Australia . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.wholesalesneakersaustralia.com/ .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. Discount Shoes Australia .Y. -- Leading 3-0 with only 11:25 left, the Colorado Avalanche committed a seemingly meaningless penalty to give the New York Islanders a power play. Cheap Sneakers Online Australia . The defence is doing its part, too. Drew Brees threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the guys on the other side made sure that was enough, sending the Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. SEATTLE -- Brian Schmetzer hopped off the trolley carrying the MLS champions along their celebration route, and joined fans carrying banners and following the procession.Schmetzer grew up a fan of the original Seattle Sounders, played for the earlier incarnation of the Sounders and now as coach has led them to their first MLS Cup championship.It felt only right to be with the fans.Its just the way I am, Schmetzer said. I like being with the fans. Im a fan, I was a fan for a long time. So it was just natural.Seattle feted the new MLS champions on Tuesday with a jubilant march through downtown Seattle, concluding with a rally at Seattle Center, just steps from where the first incarnation of the Sounders debuted in 1974 at Memorial Stadium as part of the NASL.After eight years of regularly being regarded as the most successful expansion franchise in MLS history, the Sounders finally reached the pinnacle of the league by defeating Toronto 5-4 on penalty kicks last Saturday night in Canada.Three days later, the scope of what the Sounders accomplished was driven home by the thousands of blue- and rave green-clad fans that lined the streets. Fans chanted, clapped and showed appreciation for the club that brought the city just its fifth championship in a major professional sport in the past half century, joining the Seahawks, two titles by the WNBA Seattle Storm and the SuperSonics.It was way more than I imagined. Our fans continue to surprise me, Seattles Jordan Morris said. We couldnt have done this without them this whole season. There were a lot of downs in a tough season and they stuck by us through it all and that ended with a championship.ddddddddddddIt was the second straight year the MLS champions were paraded through the streets of a Northwest city, with Seattle following up on the title won a year ago by Cascadia rival Portland. While Seattle has won four U.S. Open Cup titles and a Supporters Shield in its history, the Timbers took great joy in claiming an MLS Cup before their rivals to the north.Seattles championship completed the most remarkable midseason turnaround in league history. The Sounders were in ninth place in the Western Conference standings in July when Schmetzer stepped in as the interim coach after Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, was let go.Schmetzers promotion -- he ultimately got the job permanently -- combined with the arrival of Nicolas Lodeiro and return from injury of Roman Torres to ignite the Sounders. They closed the season on a tear to finish fourth in the West, then nearly swept through the playoffs. Seattle won five of six postseason matches, its only setback a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas in the second leg of the conference semifinals when the Sounders already held a 3-0 lead.The capper was the title match in Toronto, holding the top scoring team in the MLS playoffs scoreless for 120 minutes thanks to an amazing performance from goalkeeper Stefan Frei. Torres then capped the victory with the deciding penalty in the sixth round of penalty kicks.There is no game until March so I will be able to relax and soak this in, Schmetzer said. ' ' '

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