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Juan Diazs injury has opened the door for up-and-comer Mason Menard. Wholesale Lions Jerseys .Diaz, a 33-year-old former unified lightweight titleholder, was scheduled to face former lightweight title challenger Raymundo Beltran on the undercard of unified junior welterweight champion Terence Crawfords title defense against John Molina on Dec. 10 (HBO, 9:35 p.m. ET/PT) at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.However, Diaz has withdrawn from the bout and been replaced by Menard in the scheduled 10-round bout, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN on Monday.Diaz has been hampered by a herniated disc in his neck as well as either herniated discs in his back or a rib injury. Brian Caldwell, Diazs manager, told ESPN that Diaz was awaiting results of an MRI he had Friday to determine the specific nature of his back problem.He was sparring last Tuesday getting ready for the fight, and he missed a hook and fell to his knees, Caldwell said. He was in pain. He said, Oh, my back! Hopefully, well know more in the next couple of days, but he is disappointed to have to pull out of this fight. I think he would have torn Beltran up. He was excited about being back on HBO.Diaz (42-4, 21 KOs), of Houston, unified three lightweight world titles during his 2004 to 2008 reign but retired in 2010 before launching a comeback. He was scheduled to fight for a lightweight world title but suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery, costing him 18 months, including all of 2015.He returned to action and won both of his fights this year before this latest setback, which could send him into retirement again.He doesnt have to do this for the money, he just loves to fight, so hes taking this a little hard, Caldwell said. But if he never fights again, he still won those world titles, made a lot of good fights and made some good money.With Diaz out, Moretti said he has made a deal with promoter Greg Cohen for Menard to take his place.Everything is agreed to, Moretti said. Were putting everything to paper.Menard (32-1, 24 KOs), 28, of Rayne, Louisiana, will take on his most formidable opponent in Beltran (31-7-1, 19 KOs), 35.Beltran, a Mexico native based in Phoenix, earned a mandatory shot at then-lightweight world champion Crawford in November 2014 but lost by near-shutout decision.Crawford later relinquished the title to move up in weight, and Beltran was due to face Japans Takahiro Ao for the vacant belt in May 2015. However, Beltran did not make weight, so the belt was on the line only for Ao. Beltran won by second-round knockout and the title remained vacant, but after he failed the postfight drug test for a banned substance, the result was changed to a no-decision and Beltran was fined and suspended. After a year of being idle, Beltran returned in May and has won both fights since his suspension ended.In addition to televising the live Crawford-Molina and Beltran-Menard bouts, Top Rank has also made a deal with HBO to add same-day recorded coverage of the vacant heavyweight world title bout between Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr., whom Top Rank promotes, as the opener of an expanded telecast.Parker (21-0, 18 KOs), 24, and the 27-year-old Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs), who are squaring off for one of the title belts vacated by Tyson Fury, will meet at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, Parkers home country. Calvin Johnson Womens Jersey . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. Cheap Barry Sanders Jersey . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. IRVING, Texas -- Bill Callahan is replacing coach Jason Garrett as the play-caller for the Dallas Cowboys. So said owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday. Even Callahan himself confirmed it. All of which served only to get Garrett to dig in a little deeper in his refusal to publicly acknowledge a change in the role hes had since Jones hired him as offensive co-ordinator in 2007. "There is no real advantage for us to reveal whos calling the plays explicitly, and how were going to do it, in early June," Garrett said. "Its just the way I feel about it. We have a plan in place. Weve had a plan in place for a long, long time. I dont want to get into that plan much further than I already have." Garrett kept play-calling duties when he replaced head coach Wade Phillips halfway through the 2010 season. Jones wanted Phillips to be the defensive play-caller when he hired him, and he wanted the same for Garrett on the offensive side. But Jones dropped the first hint during Senior Bowl practices in January that a change was in the works. He even specifically mentioned Callahan, who called plays for the Oakland Raiders as offensive co-ordinator and head coach from 1998 to 2003. Callahan, who is offensive co-ordinator and offensive line coach, has consistently deferred to Garrett when the topic came up this off-season, but finally relented when told that Jones had said the decision to let Callahan call plays was made weeks ago. Callahan looked to be the one calling plays during off-season workouts, and Jones said anyone "looking at practice ... can get a pretty good idea of how its going there." "Its a real honour and a great responsibility," Callahan said. Cheap Authentic Lions Jerseys. "Im flattered to be part of this and take on the additional responsibilities of calling the plays in the course of the game." Garrett has faced the question of whether he would give up play-calling duties because of poor game management decisions in several losses the past two seasons. The Cowboys finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs both times. Callahans offence had a rough season in his debut with the Raiders, but finished no worse than eighth in points and yards per attempt each of the next four years. Callahan also spent four years as head coach at Nebraska. "I think hes an outstanding coach with the kind of experience that I really think is good for us right now," Jones said. "The fact that he has been head coach, college, as well as in the NFL, you bring all of that to bear." Garrett said his refusal to announce the change had nothing to do with whether he agreed with it. "Im completely on board with all decisions we make," Garrett said. "We make collective decisions in this organization. We always have and we always will." While playfully acknowledging that he wasnt thrilled with his owner revealing the play-calling decision, Garrett said his relationship with Jones has never been better. "Hes an outstanding owner because he cares a great deal about this football team and making the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys great," Garrett said. "When youre in an environment like that, working for a guy like that, the pedal is down and thats a good thing. The pedal is down for all of us." 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 ' ' ' 

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