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LOUISVILLE, Ky. Nike Shoes Ireland Sale . -- Tony Granitz came jogging down the Churchill Downs paddock runway, elated with how his plan had come together.I guess we made the right call, huh? Granitz said after Lady Fog Horn outran 10 other fillies and mares Thursday in the 101st running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Falls City Handicap, the highlight of a 12-race Thanksgiving Day card.Lady Fog Horn, always in close attendance of a soft pace while saving ground under Albin Jimenez, split rivals in mid-stretch and edged clear to win the 1-1/8-mile Falls City by 1-1/2 lengths. Streamline was second, followed by longshots Walkabout and She Mabee Wild.Lady Fog Horn returned $14 after finishing in 1:50.85 over a fast track.Lady Fog Horn, a 4-year-old Indiana-bred filly, is owned by The Elkstone Group of Stuart Grant. She was scratched last weekend from the Grade 3 Cardinal over the Churchill turf after Granitz decided to wait for the Falls City on dirt.She was doing so well, and we were excited about running on the grass, said Granitz, a Chicago-based trainer who won his first graded stakes since the 2003 Hawthorne Derby. But I looked close at the numbers and decided to go this route. Fortunately, it worked out just great. Im thrilled.She Mabee Wild, a 43-1 shot, set fractions of 24.42 seconds, 49.18, and 1:14.27 before the field started to bunch up. Streamline, always close, made the lead from the outside before Lady Fog Horn rallied just off the rail with her winning move. Walkabout rallied belatedly to get third at 23-1.Lady Fog Horn now has won 13 of 22 starts and earned $764,553 after adding $116,560 with her first graded stakes win. She has amassed most of her earnings by racing primarily in statebred company at Indiana Grand.For Jimenez, it was his 965th victory in the United States but his first in a graded event. The leading jockey the last few winters at Turfway Park, the 25-year-old native of Panama will ride this winter at Tampa Bay Downs.The two Falls City favorites, both dispatched at 5-2, turned in dreadful performances: Include Betty was 10th, and Go Maggie Go was 11th.The $2 exacta (3-11) paid $84.40, the $1 trifecta (3-11-1) returned $361.70, and the 10-cent superfecta (3-11-1-5) was worth $5,928.90. Wholesale Shoes Ireland .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 Nike Shoes Online . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos are working to plug the rushing lanes and escape routes that have fans missing Malik Jackson or at least his replacement, Vance Walker, who blew out his right knee in training camp.If the Broncos can keep running backs and quarterbacks from breaking free, they should have a shot at fulfilling safety T.J. Wards vision of becoming the best defense ever.No team since the Chicago Bears of the mid-1980s has followed up a transcendent season with such sustainability.Flaws and all, Denvers defense remains the gold standard around the NFL these days.The unit that corralled Cam Newton and the Lombardi Trophy has reached the point where it even draws high praise from opponents star defenders, Tampa Bay tackle Gerald McCoy being the latest.The Buccaneers (1-2) host the Broncos (3-0) Sunday and McCoy has his hands full cramming for Trevor Siemian, the AFCs Offensive Player of the Week after becoming the first QB in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and four TDs without an interception in his first road start.Yet, when asked about his teams early defensive struggles, McCoy used the Broncos as the Buccaneers barometer.Inexperience and a lack of discipline have been the Bucs bugaboos, and that results in too many players trying to compensate for the guy next to you. But this defense is one where you have to trust each other -- how Denver plays defense, McCoy said Wednesday in a conference call with Denver media.The Broncos, he said, never seem to get out of their lane or make silly mistakes.They all work together and thats why their defense is almost flawless, I mean with the guys they got rushing the passer and how they play the run and arguably the best secondary in football, McCoy said.The Broncos began building a solid reputation on defense in 2014 when GM John Elway picked through the rubble of his teams Super Bowl blowout loss to Seattle and signed free agents Aqib Talib, DeMarcus Ware and Ward. That trio filled holes on the roster that were the result of poor draft decisions during the Josh McDaniels era.Denvers defense blossomed last season when Gary Kubiak was hired as coach and brought aboard coordinator Wade Phillips. The Broncos staked their claim as one of the best units ever , right up there with the Steelers Steel Curtain in the 1970s and the Bears of the mid-80s, with their shutdown of the high-scoring Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Wholesale Nike Shoes For Sale. They hit elite status a while back, McCoy said. Its just a lot of great players, man.Then, he made the case like a seasoned lawyer working the courtroom in his closing argument:-Chris Harris ... Im so happy for him because, man, I remember when he wasnt drafted and now look at him: one of the best DBs in football.-Aqib Talib was here. So, I know Aqib well and hes always been a dominant corner, always been a shutdown guy.-T.J. Ward, hes just an animal out there, man, and I love to watch him play.-Von Miller is Von Miller. Ive been a fan of his since he was at A&M.-Derek Wolfe is a wolf out there.-DeMarcus Ware, when hes healthy, is DeMarcus Ware. Hes a first ballot Hall of Famer.-Shane Ray, hes coming along. That performance he put on last week was very good.The Broncos, who love to point out they dont get the respect they deserve despite their diamond-encrusted rings and White House visit over the summer, really couldnt have said it better themselves.Theyve got a lot of pieces to that defense that make them who they are, but the best thing about them is theyre very disciplined, they play as one heartbeat, McCoy said. And thats what were working to get to.Harris wasnt surprised to hear of McCoys compliments.Well, I feel like were the standard in the league, Harris said. Everybodys trying to get to where were at and he sees that.Game notes Harris was happy to hear former teammate Tim Tebow had homered on the first pitch he saw in his instructional league debut: Im glad he found another career that hes good at, Harris said. When the crowd of reporters left his locker, Harris turned to his teammates and exclaimed, Man, Timmy hit a homer? Theyll talk about that for the rest of the day.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: ' ' '