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OZONE PARK, N. Kevin Pillar All Star Jersey .Y. -- Heavens Runway had just one win from 25 previous starts on dirt, but when Rudy Rodriguez claimed the horse for $62,500 at Saratoga in August, he said he did so with the Fall Highweight Handicap in mind.Rodriguez proved prescient as Heavens Runway pulled off a 32-1 shocker, running past 4-5 favorite Stallwalkin Dude in the final yards to win Thursdays Grade 3, $250,000 Fall Highweight at Aqueduct by a neck.Stallwalkin Dude, who spotted 11 pounds to the winner as the 134-pound highweight, finished second by 1-3/4 lengths over Ready for Rye. He was followed by 2015 Fall Highweight winner Green Gratto, The Great War, All Star Red, Spartiatis, and Angry Moon, who stumbled at the start and trailed throughout.For Heavens Runway, a 6-year-old son of Run Away and Hide, the win was just his sixth from 41 starts. His only previous dirt win came in the Hockessin Stakes at Delaware Park, where, at 10-1, he was the longest shot in the field, as he was here on Thursday.Breaking from the rail under Junior Alvarado, Heavens Runway was well off the pace early as The Great War, under John Velazquez, ran an opening quarter in 22.60 seconds and the half in 45.45 while pursued by Green Gratto.Stallwalkin Dude, under Irad Ortiz Jr., raced in third position, came three to four wide in the stretch and took the lead just outside the eighth pole. But after saving ground until the quarter pole, Alvarado tipped Heavens Runway widest of all turning for home. He kept on charging through the lane, getting up in the final jumps.Heavens Runway covered the six furlongs in 1:10.19 and returned $66.50 to win.I knew he was going to be okay for this race, and he didnt prove me wrong, said Rodriguez, who claimed Heavens Runway on behalf of Michael Dubb and Michael Imperio. I made the owners very happy today. They dont believe in me because nobody showed up, but I believe in myself.Rodriguez also ran All Star Red in the Fall Highweight, but he finished sixth as the 5-1 third choice.Rodriguez said he always liked Heavens Runway, who had eight previous trainers in his career, including David Jacobson, who had him for eight starts, including a third in the Grade 3 Bold Ruler in October 2015.I really liked him when Jacobson ran him here a couple of times, Rodriguez said. I dont know why I didnt go in for him when he dropped him [for $50,000] in Saratoga.Steve Asmussen claimed him that day. Rodriguez claimed him the next time from Asmussen.Alvarado said Rodriguez was very confident when he met him in the paddock prior to the race.In the paddock, he told me he claimed this horse exactly for this race, Alvarado said. I took his word because hes a very good trainer. He only told me, Save ground, stay on the rail as long as you can. If you find a way inside, then go for it. If not, tip out.I just made sure to do exactly what he told me to do, and it worked out, he added.Jacobson was looking to win the Fall Highweight for the second time in three years. Stallwalkin Dude was coming off a victory in the Bold Ruler and, on paper, looked like the class of this field.He just got beat, Jacobson said. Got the trip we were hoping for, he got to the lead a little bit early, and we didnt see that horse coming on the outside. Michael Saunders Jersey . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. Roger Clemens Blue Jays Jersey . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. http:///...on-blue-jays-jersey/ .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. LAS VEGAS -- Rodney Simeon scored 24 points and Alabama State made 8 of 9 free throws in overtime to defeat Cal State Fullerton 76-67 in the Global Sports Classic on Saturday.Fullerton, which outscored the Hornets by 10 from the line in regulation, made just 2 of 4 down the stretch, allowing Tony Armstrong to score in the lane with four seconds left to tie the game 62.Armstrong opened the overtime with a tip, giving Alabama State (1-5) its first lead since late in the first half. The Horrnets had a one-point lead when Armstrong scored again to make it 70-67 with 1:46 to play. Edwin Encarnacion All Star Jersey. With Fullerton forced to foul in the final minute, the Hornets made all six from the line, four by Simeon.Torloft Thomas had 16 points and Armstrong 11 with 15 rebounds for Alabama State.Tre Collins had 19 for the Titans (2-4), but went 1 of 12 from distance. 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 ' ' '