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They brought marching bands, cheerleaders and flew a combined entourage of more than 400 across the Pacific Ocean, and if California and Hawaii have their way theyll be back in Australia again. Andrew Benintendi Jersey .A crowd of 61,247 turned out at Sydneys ANZ Stadium on Saturday for the first college football match in Australia since 1987, prompting calls to make it an annual event.The three-hour-plus spectacle included the typically American kiss-cam, big hot dogs and a cannon fired after every touchdown.And it got a fair workout, with California Golden Bears claiming a 51-31 win over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors to open their NCAA season.The score was locked at 14-all at the end of the first quarter before back-to-back touchdowns gave California a 27-14 lead at the main break, an advantage they didnt surrender.California coach Sonny Dykes said the teams trip to Australia was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.Its something well remember forever, he said.More college teams should come out in future.It just makes sense on so many different levels and its such a great opportunity to experience something thats so special.I would anticipate this becoming an annual event.It was far cry from college footballs last foray Down Under when in 1987 fewer than 8000 people watched Brigham Young University beat Colorado State University at Melbournes Princes Park.The midday kick-off on Saturday allowed the match to be beamed live to US prime-time television.Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich said he was also open to making an Australian match a regular fixture.It more a question for Sydney than anyone else, I dont see any negatives about it at all, he said.Both coaches praised an enthusiastic crowd, even if the stadium DJs choice of the John Farnham classic Youre the Voice raised some eyebrows.Theres was one song I didnt recognise that everybody was singing. Ill have to get it on my iPod, Rolovich said. Rick Porcello Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. Chris Sale Jersey . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Its been five years since Jean Van de Velde retired from professional golf. Now, two months after turning 50, he figures its time for a comeback.That will come this weekend at the Dicks Sporting Goods Open on the PGAs senior circuit.You feel like you kind of miss the adrenaline of competing, and I have to say thats not something that goes away that easily, said Van de Velde, whose claim to golfing fame was his spectacular meltdown on the 72nd hole of the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie. Unfortunately, my clubs are not really listening right now.The last time Van de Velde played as a touring pro was in 2011. Since then, he says, hes played about 10 to 20 casual rounds per year. When he tees off on Friday with Kirk Triplett and Craig Stadler for the opening round at En-Joie Golf Club, itll be his PGA Tour Champions debut on a course he first played Wednesday.Since his retirement, Van de Velde has spent the last five years running the French Open, a European Tour event that was held last week. He didnt fly across the Atlantic Ocean until Tuesday.I have zero expectations how well I can swing the club, he said Wednesday during a news conference. I have to have low standards.In the summer of 1999, Van de Velde overcame the Scottish wind, tight fairways, thick rough and imposing hazards remarkably well in a major where the cut fell at 12 over par. He played the first three rounds at even par and had a five-shot lead over Craig Perry and Justin Leonard.Van de Velde still maintained a three-shot cushion when he teed off at No. 18 that Sunday. What followed was a flurry of mistakes that ended with a triple bogey and made Van de Velde a household name. The sight of him removing his shoes and socks and gingerly stepping through shin-deep water as he debated whether to try to hit his ball out of the Barry Burn remains etched on the minds of anybody who witnessed it. Ted Williams Jersey. .Van de Velde fell into a tie and he lost a four-hole playoff with Paul Lawrie and Leonard. Lawrie won the playoff and Van de Velde failed to become the first Frenchman since 1907 to win the tournament.His desire to compete remains, and Van de Velde will be able to do it again against familiar foes.I want to compete with the guys that Ive been playing with over the years. I want to play, he said. I stopped because, you know, not that my time has gone but youre 44 years of age, you have four children, you want to see them grow up, you want to be there a little more.Missing from the Dicks field will be runaway Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer, who has three wins and $1.5 million in earnings this year. Jeff Maggert, who shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 in the final round last year to overcome a four-shot deficit and beat Paul Goydos by two shots, returns to defend his title, while Vijay Singh will be making his first appearance at En-Joie.Perhaps most riveting of all, though, will be the return of long-hitting John Daly, who won the 1992 B.C. Open at En-Joie. Daly turned 50 in late April and will be making his seventh start on the Champions Tour and first at En-Joie since his final B.C. Open appearance in 1995.Daly tees off Friday in the final group with Michael Allen and Billy Andrade.Im excited to go back. Its been a long time, Daly said. Wholesale Authentic JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Jerseys 2018Cheap Nike NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2020Jerseys From China ' ' '