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HOUSTON -- Astros closer Ken Giles injured his right wrist when he was hit by a line drive during batting practice Saturday.Manager A.J. Hinch said Giles wrist was already starting to bruise minutes after the pitcher was struck.X-rays taken on Giles right wrist came back negative, according to the Astros. He was diagnosed with a contusion.Trainers ran out to the right-hander after he was hit, and Giles remained on his knees before being carted off the field.Giles picked up his fifth blown save this season Friday night, when he gave up six runs in the ninth inning of a 10-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.He is 2-5 with a 4.31 ERA and 13 saves this season. Jason Spezza Jersey . The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting needs be outlawed. Youth Senators Jerseys . 10 Texas A&Ms offence dominated as usual against SMU. http://www.authenticsenatorsshopnhl.com/ . 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Get ready to learn some new names as the college basketball season tips off this week.The 2015-16 season was billed as the year of the senior, but newcomers figure to take center stage this season with the arrival of a talented and deep freshman class.Jerry Meyer, the national director of scouting for 247Sports, calls the incoming freshman class the best since the 2007-08 season, which featured eventual NBA all-stars Derrick Rose, James Harden, Blake Griffin and Kevin Love.I would be surprised if this class doesnt eventually produce multiple NBA all-stars when its all said and done, said Eric Bossi, the director of basketball recruiting at Rivals.That represents a major change from last season, when experience was emphasized. Four of the five first-team selections on the AP All-America team last year were seniors: Virginias Malcolm Brogdon, Oklahomas Buddy Hield, North Carolinas Brice Johnson and Michigan States Denzel Valentine.The starting lineups in last seasons NCAA championship game between Villanova and North Carolina included four seniors, three juniors, two sophomores and only one freshman. The nations most celebrated freshman was LSUs Ben Simmons, who became the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft but failed to reach the NCAA Tournament.This years freshman class features much more depth.I wouldnt put anyone on that Ben Simmons level -- I really think Ben Simmons is an exceptional talent -- but I think theres a bunch of guys just a step below, Meyer said.As usual, freshmen could make the biggest impact at No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Kentucky.Dukes six-man freshman class has four of the nations top 15 prospects, according to composite rankings of recruiting websites compiled by 247Sports . That group includes forwards Harry Giles (No. 2) and Jayson Tatum (No. 4), guard Frank Jackson (No. 13) and center Marques Bolden (No. 15).As everyone can see, these guys are already talented, Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson said. They already have the tools and the gifts that God gave them to be really good basketball players.Tatum has a sprained foot and Giles underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last month that kept both players out of Dukes preseason exhibitions. Bolden is expected to miss Dukes first two regular-season games because of a leg injury.Kentuckys John Calipari landed five of the nations top 24 prospects, according to the 247Sports Composite. The new Wildcats include guards DeAaron Fox (No. 6) and Malik Monk (No. 11) and forwards Edrice Bam Adebayo (No. 9), Wenyen Gabriel (No. 14) and Sacha Killeya-Jones (No. 24). They combined for 788 points Sunday in a 156-63 exhibition blowout of NAIA Division II school Asbury.ddddddddddddis fan base hears every year about that crop of young guys, and about every other year theyve been as good as advertised, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. This is another special group. This could be another Karl Towns-type group.Meyer noted Adebayo is going to bring something to the table that Kentucky was woefully missing last year as far as physical play inside and explosiveness.Meyer added its arguably the best class John Calipari has brought to Kentucky, though Calipari himself is reluctant to compare.Its hard to think back, Calipari said. All I can tell you is its a very smart group -- a very driven, wired group, a competitive group.But the freshman talent is spread around.No. 3 Kansas has guard Josh Jackson, rated as the nations No. 1 prospect in his class by the 247Sports Composite. No. 16 UCLA, attempting to bounce back from a rare losing season, has added guard Lonzo Ball (No. 3) and forward T.J. Leaf (No. 18). Florida State has forward Jonathan Isaac (No. 8) and No. 12 Michigan State adds forward Miles Bridges (No. 12).Bridges averaged 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in Michigan States two exhibition games.I think he can be one of the more versatile players that weve had since Jason Richardson, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. He shoots it pretty good. Hes stronger than most freshmen. Hes a man-child in that respect. Hes a power jumper. But hes been an incredible kid. Sometimes your top-10 or 15 players are full of themselves. Hes been as humble and hard-working and coachable a kid as Ive had.Ball leads a bumper crop of point guards that also includes Fox, Washingtons Markelle Fultz (No. 5) and North Carolina States Dennis Smith Jr. (No. 7).Ball and Leaf posted double-doubles in UCLAs exhibition victory over NAIA school The Masters University. Smith averaged 23 points and 5.0 assists in North Carolina States two exhibition games. Isaac averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in Florida States two exhibitions.Those early performances lend some credence to the notion this freshman class could live up to its considerable billing.In terms of guys who are going to make significant impacts as freshmen, its definitely going to be one of the top three or four classes of the last 16-17 years, Bossi said.---More AP college basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org---Follow Steve Megargee at www.twitter.com/stevemegargee Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Discount Jerseys ' ' '