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Tim Cahill, welcome home.The Socceroo marked his return to league football in Australia in the most remarkable fashion, scoring a 40-metre stunner to announce his arrival.It wasnt just remarkable, it was incredible.But it was also so typically Cahill.When all other players saw a bobbling ball in the centre circle, Cahill saw something else.Surging onto the loose ball, Cahill swung his right boot and was richly rewarded, seeing his effort arrow over Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas and into the top right corner.As Victorys players and fans picked their jaws up from the floor, Cahill was punching the corner flag in trademark style.If this is what the A-League can expect, then it wont be long until Melbourne City and Football Federation Australia consider their mammoth investment on the 36-year-old money well spent.If they dont already.The only people not delighting in Cahills phenomenal effort were Victory fans, who instead produced a chorus of Youre only here for the money.In joining City on a two-year playing deal, Cahill is reportedly among the leagues highest-ever earners.FFA have tipped in a component of his wages, in recognition of his efforts to lift the leagues profile.The same player who took his talents to the English Premier League and three World Cups is now delighting on home soil.And on this evidence, fans will be flocking to see the all-time leading Socceroos scorer across the country. Air Max 90 Sale . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. Air Max 90 Cheap . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness.http://www.airmax90trainerssale.com/ . Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Brent Lyles threw two touchdown passes and Jackson State benefited from a defensive touchdown to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 32-20 on Saturday.Jackson State (1-3, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) built a 25-10 halftime lead, but UAPB drew within five in the third quarter after Brandon Duncans 3-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Woodfork and Jamie Gillans 46-yard field goal.After the field goal, Lyles went 3 for 3 on the next drive and found Shaaquille Ward from 15 yards to put the Tigers back up by two scores.ddddddddddddLyles finished 14 of 24 for 225 yards.Jackson State went up 15-0 in the first quarter on Jordan Johnsons 48-yard touchdown run and Justin Jemisons 71-yard interception return for a score.Duncan went 25 for 39 for 267 yards and two touchdowns for UAPB (1-3, 1-1). Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
mary123 Dec 9 '16
OAKLAND, Calif. Moncler Womens Jackets Sale . -- After losing three consecutive one-run games to the Oakland As, the Baltimore Orioles will try to salvage one win and avoid a sweep on Thursday afternoon in the series finale at the Oakland Coliseum.The Orioles, despite their offensive slumber, have to like their chances with right-hander Chris Tillman on the mound against the As.Tillman is 14-4 in 25 starts, has at least twice as many wins as any other Orioles starter and is tied for fourth in the major leagues in victories. His 3.50 ERA doesnt rank among the American League leaders, but his winning percentage of .778 is fifth best in the league.He goes out there and battles whether he has his best stuff or not his best stuff, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said. I think thats why his record is what it is. I think in todays day and age with statistics, people can overlook the wins and losses, which I think is ridiculous, because thats what we play for, first off, and second, he has the ability even when he doesnt have his great stuff to keep us in the game and give us a chance to win.And when he has his good stuff and has all four (pitches) going, then he gives us a chance to win no matter how our offense is doing.Tillman downplayed talk of him being the Orioles ace or the anchor for a rotation that struggled early in the season but is rounding into shape.Were all together as a group, Tillman said. We feed off each other. Everyones just as important as the next guy. I think weve been pitching better as a team.Tillman has usually been at his best against the As. Hes 3-0 with a 2.58 ERA in six career starts vs. Oakland. He held the As to three runs over 6 1/3 innings in an 11-3 victory on May 8 at Camden Yards.Tillman and the Orioles will see a familiar face on the mound for Oakland, right-hander Andrew Triggs. Baltimore acquired Triggs from the Kansas City Royals on April 4, 2015, for cash, and he spent that season pitching for Double-A Bowie.Triggs went to spring training with the Orioles this year, but he was waived, and the As claimed him on March 13.We were trying to keep him this spring, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Triggs. Hes a good pitcher. Thats a good claim by them.Hes a smart guy, can sink the ball, has multiple ways to get you out. He was a good guy in the spring. We just didnt have room for him. We knew somebody was going to take him.Triggs has spent most of his professional career as a reliever, but he will make his second start of the season for the As, whose rotation has been decimated by injuries. Triggs (0-0, 5.35 ERA) is in his eighth stint with the As this season and will make his 20th appearance. He pitched a perfect inning in relief against Baltimore on May 7, striking out three.Its fun, Triggs said of the chance to start against the Orioles. I was there all last year in the minor leagues and then through most of spring training. Its a fun opportunity.With the way things work and the way rosters shift, things dont always work out the way you expect them to, but Ive got nothing but positive experiences from my time over there. They were the first team to really give me an opportunity by adding me to the 40-man roster last offseason. Everybody over there, from field staff, front office to other players, were fantastic. So Ive got really fond memories of my time over there.In his past four stints with the As, Triggs has a 2.30 ERA over nine appearances, including one start. He got a no-decision on June 18 in a 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, allowing one run over three innings in a spot start.He pitched really well for us in spring training, Tillman said. Hes fun to watch. He was one of the guys Ive worked out with in the offseason, threw with him in the offseason. We got to know him pretty well. Hes a really good guy.Triggs will face an Orioles lineup that has scored a combined three runs in the three losses to Oakland. Wholesale Moncler Jackets . The quest begins with what is supposed to be an easy one, although Germany has traditionally been a stubborn opponent to Canadian teams at international tournaments. Cheap Moncler Womens Coats . -- Jacksonville wide receiver Cecil Shorts will likely be a game-time decision whether hell play Sunday in the Jaguars home game against the San Diego Chargers.http://www.monclercoatsaleuk.org/moncler-coats-sale-uk/moncler-mens-coats-sale.html ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
mary123 Dec 9 '16
TORONTO -- Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira had a night to remember in his final road game before retirement. http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/nike-air-max-90-premium-em-men-s-women-s-dusk-drift-running-shoes.html .Teixeira hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, adding an uncharacteristic bat flip, and Aaron Hicks added a game-winning blast as the New York Yankees avoided a four-game sweep, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Monday night in a testy game that saw two benches-clearing incidents.Leading 3-2 heading to the ninth, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons called on Jason Grilli (7-6) to close it out because Roberto Osuna was unavailable after pitching the previous two days.Teixeira tied it 3-all with a one-out homer. After pausing to admire his second-deck drive and casually flipping his bat, Teixeira yelled Blown save! at Grilli after returning to the dugout.Our team has been fighting all year, Teixeira said. Were probably not going to make the playoffs. Were just going to enjoy ourselves the rest of the year and keep fighting.Didi Gregorius singled and Hicks followed with a two-run homer.New York scored five runs in a bat-around ninth, matching their total from the 35 previous innings in the series.Teixeiras homer was his 408th, passing Duke Snider to take over 54th on baseballs all-time list. No better time to bat-flip, right?(The Blue Jays) do it all the time, Teixeira said. They have fun with it. Its the first time Ive ever done it, so Ill have fun with it too.Chase Headley called the Blue Jays The Kings of Fun for their emotional reactions to home runs and strikeouts.Youve got to take some of your medicine, Headley said. They certainly have no shortage of emotion and, if you play like that, youve got to expect to get some it back.The Yankees were still steamed at Toronto after four New York players and coaches were ejected following two benches-clearing incidents in the first two innings.New York starter Luis Severino was ejected in the second after hitting Justin Smoak, sparking the second melee.The scrap came after Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ threw consecutive inside pitches to Headley in the top of the inning, hitting him with the second. That led to a warning from plate umpire Todd Tichenor.If they feel like they need to protect their guys, I respect that, Headley said. But if you do that, youre accepting the consequences.Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected for arguing the warning. New York pitching coach Larry Rothschild and bench coach Rob Thomson were ejected along with Severino following the second melee.I was mad because Happ hit him on purpose and he had one shot, Girardi said. You throw it behind the guy and you miss, I mean, hes got to be tossed. Thats terrible, its terrible.Donaldson, hit on the elbow by a pitch from Severino in the bottom of the first, walked in from his position and exchanged words with the New York dugout after Headley was hit.Both benches and bullpens cleared that time, too, but no punches were thrown.Some teams have been taking pot shots at us all year long and some guys just got tired of it, Gibbons said.After Dellin Betances loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, Tommy Layne, the eighth Yankees pitcher of the game, came on and got Donaldson to fly out. Edwin Encarnacion walked to drive in a run and pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro delivered a bloop single, making it 7-5. Layne forced Darwin Barney out at home plate on Russell Martins grounder, then wrapped up his first save by getting Troy Tulowitzki to foul out.Unbelievable job by Tommy, Girardi said.Adam Warren (7-4) worked two innings for the win.Toronto still leads the AL wild card race, one game ahead of Baltimore. The Orioles were off Monday.Making his first start since Aug. 14 in place of injured right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (right forearm), Severino was on a limit of 50 pitches. Instead, he was ejected after throwing his 34th. Severino allowed one run and one hit, walked two and struck out one.New Yorks late rally denied Happ his 21st win. Happ allowed two runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings.BIRD BACK IN ACTIONWith New York managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner in attendance, Yankees 1B Greg Bird (right labrum surgery) played for the first time in a year in an Instructional League intrasquad game Monday in Tampa, Florida. Bird hit infield pop-ups in both of his at-bats. I felt like I was seeing the ball well, Bird said. Now its just about getting at-bats. It felt pretty good considering the circumstances.POWER DISPLAYMinor league OF Clint Frazier, acquired by the Yankees in the trade that sent closer Andrew Miller to Cleveland, has joined the Instructional League team and hit several homers in batting practice over a 30-foot high screen in center field.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: After sitting out the past seven games with a sore right hamstring, 2B Starlin Castro pinch hit for Ronald Torreyes in the eighth. Donovan Solano replaced Castro in the field. ... Tanaka will be examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad when the Yankees return home Monday. Tanaka has not thrown in the past five days.UP NEXTYankees: LHP Luis Cessa (4-3, 4.30) starts against Red Sox LHP David Price (17-8, 3.91) as New York begins its final homestand of the season. Cessa has lost his past three starts and is winless since Aug. 26.Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (13-2, 3.12) starts Tuesday as Toronto opens a pivotal three-game series against wild card rival Baltimore. RHP Kevin Gausman (8-11, 3.57) starts for the Orioles. Sanchez has not received a decision in any of his past three starts, with Toronto losing all three. http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/women-s-nike-air-max-2016-leather-kpu-shoes-black-white-pink-purple.html .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/uk-nike-free-tr-fit-5-women-s-brthe-squadron-black-pink-704697-016-training-shoes.html . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/nike-air-max-95-sale-running-men-s-black-lake-blue-orange-white-shoes.html . With his new coach and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play. Oklahoma City Thunder fans were understandably upset when Kevin Durant announced his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors on July 4, going so far as to even burn his jersey.One fan, though, decided to take even more drastic action this week. Ryan Nazari of Edmond, Oklahoma created a Change.org petition asking for 1,000 online signatures to try to get the city of Durant, Oklahoma, changed to Westbrook, Oklahoma, in honor of guard?Russell Westbrook, who signed a contract extension with the Thunder earlier this month.In an attempt to muster up support for the cause, Nazari wrote:Ladies and gentlemen, the great state of Oklahoma has been betrayed. As many of you know, Kevin Durant has left our state, torn out our hearts, and left our beloved Oklahoma City Thunder in depleted shape. All of this after even being offered a cabinet position foor the State of Oklahoma. http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/nike-air-max-95-sale-running-men-s-total-black-fluorescent-green-shoes.html. It is because of this heinous action that I believe the State of Oklahoma has a responsibility to change the name of the City of Durant to Westbrook, the man who is loyal, whom we believe in, and who will lead our team to glory. Yes, it is understood that the city Durant was not named after the evil Kevin Durant, but it is just another hideous reminder of what happened to our community.Apparently even the sight of Durants last name is too much for Nazari. According to this article in The Oklahoman, the name of the city is actually pronounced Doo-Rant, unlike the Warriors forwards last name.As of 10:10 p.m. ET Thursday, the petition was just 45 supporters short of its goal of 1,000. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
mary123 Dec 9 '16
TORONTO -- Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira had a night to remember in his final road game before retirement. http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/nike-air-max-90-premium-em-men-s-women-s-dusk-drift-running-shoes.html .Teixeira hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, adding an uncharacteristic bat flip, and Aaron Hicks added a game-winning blast as the New York Yankees avoided a four-game sweep, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Monday night in a testy game that saw two benches-clearing incidents.Leading 3-2 heading to the ninth, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons called on Jason Grilli (7-6) to close it out because Roberto Osuna was unavailable after pitching the previous two days.Teixeira tied it 3-all with a one-out homer. After pausing to admire his second-deck drive and casually flipping his bat, Teixeira yelled Blown save! at Grilli after returning to the dugout.Our team has been fighting all year, Teixeira said. Were probably not going to make the playoffs. Were just going to enjoy ourselves the rest of the year and keep fighting.Didi Gregorius singled and Hicks followed with a two-run homer.New York scored five runs in a bat-around ninth, matching their total from the 35 previous innings in the series.Teixeiras homer was his 408th, passing Duke Snider to take over 54th on baseballs all-time list. No better time to bat-flip, right?(The Blue Jays) do it all the time, Teixeira said. They have fun with it. Its the first time Ive ever done it, so Ill have fun with it too.Chase Headley called the Blue Jays The Kings of Fun for their emotional reactions to home runs and strikeouts.Youve got to take some of your medicine, Headley said. They certainly have no shortage of emotion and, if you play like that, youve got to expect to get some it back.The Yankees were still steamed at Toronto after four New York players and coaches were ejected following two benches-clearing incidents in the first two innings.New York starter Luis Severino was ejected in the second after hitting Justin Smoak, sparking the second melee.The scrap came after Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ threw consecutive inside pitches to Headley in the top of the inning, hitting him with the second. That led to a warning from plate umpire Todd Tichenor.If they feel like they need to protect their guys, I respect that, Headley said. But if you do that, youre accepting the consequences.Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected for arguing the warning. New York pitching coach Larry Rothschild and bench coach Rob Thomson were ejected along with Severino following the second melee.I was mad because Happ hit him on purpose and he had one shot, Girardi said. You throw it behind the guy and you miss, I mean, hes got to be tossed. Thats terrible, its terrible.Donaldson, hit on the elbow by a pitch from Severino in the bottom of the first, walked in from his position and exchanged words with the New York dugout after Headley was hit.Both benches and bullpens cleared that time, too, but no punches were thrown.Some teams have been taking pot shots at us all year long and some guys just got tired of it, Gibbons said.After Dellin Betances loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, Tommy Layne, the eighth Yankees pitcher of the game, came on and got Donaldson to fly out. Edwin Encarnacion walked to drive in a run and pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro delivered a bloop single, making it 7-5. Layne forced Darwin Barney out at home plate on Russell Martins grounder, then wrapped up his first save by getting Troy Tulowitzki to foul out.Unbelievable job by Tommy, Girardi said.Adam Warren (7-4) worked two innings for the win.Toronto still leads the AL wild card race, one game ahead of Baltimore. The Orioles were off Monday.Making his first start since Aug. 14 in place of injured right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (right forearm), Severino was on a limit of 50 pitches. Instead, he was ejected after throwing his 34th. Severino allowed one run and one hit, walked two and struck out one.New Yorks late rally denied Happ his 21st win. Happ allowed two runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings.BIRD BACK IN ACTIONWith New York managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner in attendance, Yankees 1B Greg Bird (right labrum surgery) played for the first time in a year in an Instructional League intrasquad game Monday in Tampa, Florida. Bird hit infield pop-ups in both of his at-bats. I felt like I was seeing the ball well, Bird said. Now its just about getting at-bats. It felt pretty good considering the circumstances.POWER DISPLAYMinor league OF Clint Frazier, acquired by the Yankees in the trade that sent closer Andrew Miller to Cleveland, has joined the Instructional League team and hit several homers in batting practice over a 30-foot high screen in center field.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: After sitting out the past seven games with a sore right hamstring, 2B Starlin Castro pinch hit for Ronald Torreyes in the eighth. Donovan Solano replaced Castro in the field. ... Tanaka will be examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad when the Yankees return home Monday. Tanaka has not thrown in the past five days.UP NEXTYankees: LHP Luis Cessa (4-3, 4.30) starts against Red Sox LHP David Price (17-8, 3.91) as New York begins its final homestand of the season. Cessa has lost his past three starts and is winless since Aug. 26.Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (13-2, 3.12) starts Tuesday as Toronto opens a pivotal three-game series against wild card rival Baltimore. RHP Kevin Gausman (8-11, 3.57) starts for the Orioles. Sanchez has not received a decision in any of his past three starts, with Toronto losing all three. http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/women-s-nike-air-max-2016-leather-kpu-shoes-black-white-pink-purple.html .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/uk-nike-free-tr-fit-5-women-s-brthe-squadron-black-pink-704697-016-training-shoes.html . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/nike-air-max-95-sale-running-men-s-black-lake-blue-orange-white-shoes.html . With his new coach and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play. Oklahoma City Thunder fans were understandably upset when Kevin Durant announced his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors on July 4, going so far as to even burn his jersey.One fan, though, decided to take even more drastic action this week. Ryan Nazari of Edmond, Oklahoma created a Change.org petition asking for 1,000 online signatures to try to get the city of Durant, Oklahoma, changed to Westbrook, Oklahoma, in honor of guard?Russell Westbrook, who signed a contract extension with the Thunder earlier this month.In an attempt to muster up support for the cause, Nazari wrote:Ladies and gentlemen, the great state of Oklahoma has been betrayed. As many of you know, Kevin Durant has left our state, torn out our hearts, and left our beloved Oklahoma City Thunder in depleted shape. All of this after even being offered a cabinet position foor the State of Oklahoma. http://www.cheapairmax2017uk.com/nike-air-max-95-sale-running-men-s-total-black-fluorescent-green-shoes.html. It is because of this heinous action that I believe the State of Oklahoma has a responsibility to change the name of the City of Durant to Westbrook, the man who is loyal, whom we believe in, and who will lead our team to glory. Yes, it is understood that the city Durant was not named after the evil Kevin Durant, but it is just another hideous reminder of what happened to our community.Apparently even the sight of Durants last name is too much for Nazari. According to this article in The Oklahoman, the name of the city is actually pronounced Doo-Rant, unlike the Warriors forwards last name.As of 10:10 p.m. ET Thursday, the petition was just 45 supporters short of its goal of 1,000. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
mary123 Dec 9 '16
Our resident form expert Scott Heinrich has run the rule over the 2016 Melbourne Cup field. Stivali Ugg Outlet . Read on for an in-depth look at each of the 24 runners!1. Big Orange57kg. Barrier: 7 6g; Duke Of Marmalade - Miss Brown To You T: Michael Bell. J: Jamie SpencerRan fifth in last years Melbourne Cup as a boy and this time around returns a man; these are the words of trainer Michael Bell. The intervening 12 months do look to have improved this giant galloper, who will have no issue shouldering top weight. His past two runs, both victories, have been excellent, trouncing a good yardstick in The Grey Gatsby (and Exospheric) at Newmarket before claiming the Goodwood Cup. Plenty in this fellows favour. Go well.2. Our Ivanhowe?57kg. Barrier 6 7h; Soldier Hollow - Indigo Girl T: Lee & Anthony Freedman. J: Dwayne DunnAnother member of the 2015 beaten brigade. Ran 10th last year but had no room at all in the straight and should have finished much closer. Has won at Group 1 level since, beating Hauraki in the Doomben Cup, so theres no doubting this ones quality. Just doubt he is going as well as this time 12 months ago; his sixth in the Caulfield Cup was a fair effort but a rung below his placed effort in the same race in 2015. Would be of interest if theres any rain about -- he has raced almost exclusively on good ground since arriving from Germany -- but inclined to risk all the same.3. Curren Mirotic56.5kg. Barrier 18 9g; Hearts Cry - Star Mile T: Osamu Hirata. J: Tommy BerryCreates plenty of interest as the lone Japanese entrant, and brings with him a smattering of top-level form from that part of the world. Went very close three starts back at enormous odds in the Group I Tenno Sho, Japans premier event over two miles, and that at least satisfies queries over his ability to run the trip given hes won at no further than 2000m. Has been ordinary in two starts since, however, and has two colossal hurdles to jump: no nine-year-old has ever won the Cup, and barrier No. 18 has never produced the winner. No.4. Bondi Beach56kg. Barrier 5 5h; Galileo - One Moment In Time T: Aidan OBrien. J: Ryan MooreHas been taken along slowly since his rearward effort behind Prince Of Penzance last year, running just four times since at Listed and Group 3 level. Almost certainly an improved galloper this year, given he was a three-year-old by northern hemisphere standards and had had just five starts when running last year. The stable noises about Bondi Beach are very good and he does appear to have been laid out for this race; Ryan Moore is an eye-catching booking, too. Can see him running very well but at $9.50 with UBET he is well found in the market for a horse whos yet to actually achieve much. Wary, but I have others higher in the pecking order.5. Exospheric56kg. Barrier: 13 5h; Beat Hollow - Bright And Clear T: Lee & Anthony Freedman. J: Damien OliverA high-quality, progressive European now trained in Australia. Trounced Big Orange five starts back at level weights before starting $2.50 in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot, a race that featured Highland Reel. Failed there, however, as he did subsequently when Big Orange exacted revenge at Newmarket. But, more pertinently from a Melbourne Cup point of view, Exospheric showed he was in form when running a pleasing third behind Jameka in the Caulfield Cup. Suppose there is a slight doubt about him at the trip, and he meets Jameka just 1.5kg better for a four-length defeat, but hes in the mix.6. Hartnell56kg. Barrier:12 6g; Authorized - Debonnaire T: John OShea. J: James McDonaldThe ruling Melbourne Cup favourite and, outside Winx, probably the hottest galloper of the spring. Really hard to knock this one: scintillating in Sydney at the start of this prep, flogged Jameka in the Turnbull and then beat all bar the champ in the Cox Plate. Is drawn well in 12, has won over 3200m and is even the right age as four of the past six Cup winners were six-years-old. The likes of Fiorente, Green Moon, Efficient and Jeune have all come off a Cox Plate defeat to win the Melbourne Cup, but the question mark with Hartnell is how much the run, and indeed his campaign thus far, has taken out of him. And although he does have that win over two miles to his name, it comes with an asterisk as it was achieved as a three-year-old against other 3yos; his two starts at the journey as an older horse have been failures. Think he is a risk at the camped quote.7. Who Shot Thebarman56kg. Barrier: 12 8g; Yamanin Vital - Ears Carol T: Chris Waller. J: Hugh BowmanIt just wouldnt be the Melbourne Cup without Who Shot Thebarman, whos having his third crack at the race after running third in 2014 and 11th last year, and looking to become the first eight-year-old since 1938 to win. His form this season is patchy, though his most recent effort was his best -- a close-up second to stablemate Grand Marshal in the Moonee Valley Cup. Its possible both he and the winner were flattered that day, however, and he looks a marginal hope at best.8. Wicklow Brave56kg. Barrier: 24 8g; Beat Hollow - Moraine T: Willie Mullins. J: Frankie DettoriTop Irish trainer Willie Mullins returns to Flemington for another tilt, having gone close last year with Max Dynamite. Boasts formlines that tie him in with the likes of Big Orange and Exospheric, and will have no problem at all with the two miles. In form, having won a four-runner edition of the Group 1 Irish St Leger last time, but hes likely to get back from his draw in the car park and will need the pace on to get involved.9. Almoonqith54.5kg. Barrier: 19 7h; Dynaformer - Bohemian Lady T: David & B Hayes & Tom Dabernig. J: Michael WalkerProbably the run of the Caulfield Cup outside the winner, steaming home to finish fourth from well off the pace. Wants 3200m now, and will likely get the good going he needs to show his best. Another who will drop out from a wide draw, and another who will want a truly run race. If he gets it, Almoonqith can defy his big odds and figure somewhere in the finish.10. Gallante54.5kg. Barrier: 2 6g; Montjeu - Crazy Volume T: Robert Hickmott. J: Blake ShinnThis years Sydney Cup winner fell out of favour for this race after bombing as a warm favourite in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup last start. That effort, a poor one on paper, should be completely forgotten, however. Both his rider, and the jockey of Authoritarian, were quizzed post-race for their cut-throat tactics at the head of affairs, actions that exacerbated the run-on pattern of the day. His current quote is a gross overreaction to that failure, but hell want an easier time on the pace (not guaranteed this year); some rain will help, too. But, well drawn and proven at the trip, hes the best roughie in this years race.11. Grand Marshal54.5kg. Barrier: 9 7g; Dansili - Margarula T: Chris Waller. J: Ben MelhamEverything fell into place for this out-and-out stayer last time when the pattern of the day, and a suicidal pace up front, saw him swoop to victory on his favoured soft ground in the Moonee Valley Cup. That said, Grand Marshal got the job done and comes here in winning form -- turning around a series of poor runs this campaign, including a well-beaten ninth in The Metropolitan. Still, lacks the class of some of these and will need the heavens to open to rate a chance.12. Jameka.54.5kg. Barrier: 3 4m; Myboycharlie - Mine Game T: Ciaron Maher. J: Nicholas HallWas quite breathtaking in the Caulfield Cup, winning with a deal of authority after spending much of the race pulling for rein with her jockey. Most gallopers would have cried enough when then asked to quicken, but Jameka isnt most gallopers. She circled the field hard on the bridle, put the race to bed at the top of the straight yet still had enough in reserve to savage the line. You couldnt have asked for a more impressive Melbourne Cup trial. Ciaron Maher isnt worried about the two miles; worryingly for her rivals, it might even bring about further improvement. The one to beat.13. Heartbreak City54kg. Barrier: 23 7g; Lando - Moscow Nights T: Tony Martin. J: Joao MoreiraA dual purpose racer in his native Ireland, Heartbreak City won over hurdles at Galway two runs back before making a one-act affair of Yorks Ebor Handicap -- a race that has proven a fairly reliable guide over the years. Still hard to line up on form, though will have no issues with regards to trip and ground, and loses nothing with Joao Moreira in the saddle (though gate No. 23 is no help). Likely to find a couple too good but reluctant to discount entirely.14. Sir John Hawkwood54kg. Barrier: 14 8g; Sir Percy - Athene T: John Thompson. J: Blake SpriggsHas been in good form this campaign, running into McCreery (second in the Cantala Stakes on Saturday) at Rosehill before recording his biggest triumph in The Metropolitan. That race hasnt been the best Cup pointer over the years, however, and SJH was put firmly in his place, if not altogether disgraced, when 10th in the Caulfield Cup. Cant see him turning the tables on those in front of him there, or running 3200m at Flemington for that matter. Passing.15. Excess Knowledge 53.5kg. Barrier: 21 7h; Monsun - Quenched T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott. J: Vlad DuricWorthy of his place in the field courtesy of close-up efforts in The Bart Cummings and Moonee Valley Cup, but couldnt win either race and there was little evidence to suggest sufficient improvement is in the offing to make an impact here. Gate No. 21 is no help and almost certainly not good enough, anyway.16. Beautiful Romance52.5kg. Barrier: 1 5m; New Approach - Mazuna T: Saeed Bin Suroor. J: Damian LaneWell performed, lightly raced and progressive -- typical of the runner the UK arm of Godolphin now bring here for the Melbourne Cup. Finished in front of Wicklow Brave and Exospheric in the Hardwicke Stakes, and is Group 1-placed in mares company back home. Unproven at the trip and does look to have something to find on form, but might get a soft run from barrier No. 1. Could run well but place looks best.17. Almandin52kg. Barrier: 17 7g; Monsun - Anatola T: Robert Hickmott. J: Kerrin McEvoyTook time to acclimatise after being transferred from the UK, but has really found his form this campaign. A dominant winner over stablemate Assign at Caulfield before staking his claim for the Melbourne Cup with an easy win in The Bart Cummings. Almandin had subsequent Caulfield Cup fourth Almoonqith well back that day, adding some merit to the form. Lightly raced, with the right stable, good jockey, in form, by the same sire as recent Cup winners Protectionist and Fiorente. Whats not to like? Huge chance.18. Assign52kg. Barrier: 22 6g; Montjeu - Belesta T: Robert Hickmott. J: Katelyn MallyonA really likeable stayer who tuned up for this with a dogged win in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes three weeks ago. That followed a respectable second (receiving 1kg in weight) to stablemate Almandin in a Listed race at Caulfield. Not sure where this one gets to from gate No. 22, so chances are Assign will need luck. But hes honest and could run a cheeky race at massive odds.19. Grey Lion52kg. Barrier: 16 5h; Galileo - Grey Lilas T: Matt Cumani. J: Glen BossAn import who has had a run in Australia, so at least we can line him up. Just failed to haul in Qewy in the Geelong Cup, a race that looked suspect at the time but has since been boosted with third-placed Oceanographer going on to win the Lexus Stakes. Will no doubt have benefitted from the hit out, but his form prior to that run -- including a last in the Prix Kergolay -- was a rung or two below that which is possessed by others in this race. Happy to just let this one run.20. Oceanographer 52kg. Barrier: 11 5g; Sea The Stars - Que Puntual T: Charlie Appleby. J: Chad SchofieldRan an eye-catching third in the Geelong Cup before storming into calculations for the Melbourne Cup with an impressive win in the Lexus Stakes. That race continues to be a decent guide and, crucially, Oceanographer displayed the turn of foot often needed to win the big one. That said, the market does look to have overreacted a little; visually impressive as Oceanographer was, Tom Melbourne and Tally would have little hope in a Melbourne Cup, and this bloke was a well-beaten (if luckless) seventh to Heartbreak City three starts back. A chance, obviously, but doesnt look much value.21. Secret Number52kg. Barrier: 10 7g; Ravens Pass - Mysterial T: Saeed Bin Suroor. J: Stephen BasterSimilar in profile to stablemate Beautiful Romance, this European is sparingly raced and, for a seven-year-old, still untapped. Has had just one start since running second to Dandino at Flemington on Stakes Day last year, winning a Listed race at Ayr in September before being shipped to Australia. So clearly this race has been a year in the planning for connections, who have gone so close in the past and should know by now what is required. Stephen Baster will have options galore from barrier No. 10, and I dont want to dismiss this one out of hand. Another who could surprise at odds.22. Pentahlon51.5kg. Barrier: 4 5g; Pentire - Pinders Prize T: John Wheeler. J: Mark Du PlessisHas shown a decent enough level of ability since arriving from New Zealand, but in three Australian starts has been well beaten each time by horses he will again compete against in the Melbourne Cup. Making up the numbers.23. Qewy51.5kg. Barrier: 15 7g; Street Cry - Princess Nada T: Charlie Appleby. J: Craig WilliamsA versatile, dual-purpose type in England - he has won at 1600m and been placed at 4000m, as well as won over hurdles -- Qewy put himself in the Melbourne Cup picture by winning the Geelong Cup. He did benefit from a very enterprising ride there, however, and is unlikely to get it easy in front at Flemington. Can certainly make a case for him, but not sure to confirm superiority over Oceanographer and doesnt quite fit the profile of a Melbourne Cup winner. Leaving out.24. Rose Of Virginia51kg. Barrier: 8 7m; Thorn Park - Centapin T: Lee & Shannon Hope. J: Ben ThompsonHas an Auckland Cup placing over 3200m to her name, so thats something. But has done nothing in four local runs and was beaten out of sight by Oceanographer on Saturday. Absolutely not.Prediction: 12-17-1-21 Ugg Scontati Italia . Now, correct me if Im wrong but I saw one official distinctly pointing at the net indicating a good goal but after an inconclusive review they overturned the goal.  Shouldnt the ruling on the ice (good goal) stand after an inconclusive review?  Why was this overturned?  James Veaudry Pembroke, ON --  Hey Kerry, Youll get a lot of these, but why was the Montreal goal against Nashville Saturday night overturned? Eller puts the puck on net and the on ice ruling from the ref behind the net is a Montreal goal. Ugg Bailey Bow Outlet . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season.http://www.stivalisaldioutlet.it/stivali-ugg-classico.html . The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field to give manager Bruce Bochy some flexibility in writing his lineup. ATHENS, Ohio -- Jordan Dartis scored 15 points, and Kenny Kaminski and Antonio Campbell each had 14 to lead Ohio over Southern 77-67 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.With the score tied at 44 early in the second half, Kaminski made back-to-back 3s, Dartis hit a 3 and Campbells layup pushed Ohios lead to 55-46 with 14:41 to play.Later, Kaminski made another 3 and the lead went to 64-51. Kaminski shot 4 for 8 from 3-point range.Trelun Banks hit a 3 with 2:58 left to cut the Jaguars defiicit to 69-62 with 2:58 left, but Campbells layup and dunk with two minutes left pushed the margin to 11. Ugg Mini Bailey Button. The Jaguars outrebounded the Bobcats 43-35 but committed 22 turnovers and collected 24 fouls.Chris Thomas led Southern with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting while Patrick Smith had 12 points and nine rebounds and Shawn Prudhomme added 12 points and six boards. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be racially insensitive, said team president Sam Kennedy. Oakley Sunglasses Sale .The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didnt much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution.Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered.My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like, Kennedy told The Associated Press. My personal reaction was it was offensive and, to me, kind of appeared racially insensitive. I just had a bad reaction.He then held a meeting with several team officials.My gut feeling was if I have that negative reaction then our fans may as well, he said. We just made the decision to scrap the whole thing. We apologize to everyone tonight and will make it up to fans.The giveaway was supposed to be for the first 15,000 fans at Tuesdays game against the Yankees. To make up for the inconvenience, any fan holding a ticket to the game will be able to get a new Ortiz bobblehead once they are reproduced.The rejected bobblehead was made by BDA, Inc., and the company will also produce the replacements.We value our decades-long relationship with the Red Sox organization and its decision to postpone Tuesdays David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway, BDA said in a statement. Were currently working closely with the Red Sox to ensure the team and its fans receive a quality product.The Red Sox sent out a statement and apology via their website and social media several hours before a 5-3 win over the Yankees.Were going to redo them and get them right and apologize for the disappointment for anyone tonight, Kennedy said.---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower Oakley Sunglasses Discount .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. Oakley Outlet . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. http://www.oakleyoutletcheapsunglasses.com/ .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will carry three catchers on their 25-man roster in the National League Division Series against Washington.Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday he likes rookie Austin Barnes versatility, while Carlos Ruiz will back up starter Yasmani Grandal behind the plate.Barnes was a surprise, considering hes hitting .156 and Ruiz is batting .278. The Dodgers traded veteran backup A.J. Ellis in August to get Ruiz from Philadelphia to bolster their offense against left-handed pitching. Ruiz could also be a pinch-runner for Grandal.Also making the roster is infielder Charlie Culberson, whose 10th-inning home run against Colorado allowed the Dodgers to clinch their fourth consecutive NL West title, a record for the storied franchise.Among those left off the roster are infielder-outfielders Kike Hernandez and Rob Segedin, pitcher Alex Wood and reliever J.P. Howell.Segedin, Wood and Howell will travel with the team when it leaves Wednesday for Washington, D.C. Hernandez wont travel and figures to be part of a group headed to Arizona to gett work in in case theyre activated later in the playoffs.Cheap Oakley. .The roster is yet to be official, although Roberts has confirmed various players in recent days.Hernandez is hitting .190 with 18 RBI and 64 strikeouts in 109 games.He didnt have the year he would like, Roberts said. I wanted to see the at-bat quality a lot better this past month.The Dodgers head into their fourth consecutive playoff appearance having lost five of their last six games, which helped cost them home-field advantage.I like our chances because weve shown we can execute when we need to, Roberts said before the team held a two-hour workout at Dodger Stadium.Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 on Friday against Max Scherzer of the Nationals. Kershaw returned from a back injury in September after being out 2 1/2 months. He is 1-2 with a 0.96 ERA, 27 strikeouts and two walks in five starts since Sept. 9.He feels strong, Roberts said of his ace. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Saad-Abdul-Salaam-Jersey/ . -- Floridas seniors, those four guys who fell just short of the Final Four the last three years, talked about cutting down the nets after clinching the Southeastern Conferences regular-season championship. It was a brief conversation. And a unanimous decision. The top-ranked Gators chose not to break out the scissors. If they keep playing like they did against LSU on Saturday, they might end up with an even bigger celebration. Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, and Florida used a season-high 13 3-pointers to overwhelm the Tigers 79-61 and extend its school-record winning streak to 21 games. "Everybody on the team didnt feel comfortable cutting them down right now because we knew we have more of a journey to go," guard Casey Prather said. Prather and Michael Frazier II added 14 points apiece for the Gators, who also won their 31st straight at home. This one was never in doubt. Florida (27-2, 16-0 SEC) scored the first eight points of the game, opened up a double-digit lead with consecutive 3-pointers from DeVon Walker and Finney-Smith and put the game away early in the second half with a flurry of points in the paint. Prather made three consecutive driving finger rolls after the break. Patric Young had a dunk and then a left-handed hook shot. And Prather followed with a dunk and another driving layup that put Florida up 62-38 with about 11 minutes remaining. About the only thing left to see was whether Florida would cut down the nets. The Gators clinched the title Thursday night with Kentuckys loss to Arkansas, and many expected they would ceremoniously celebrate in front of a sellout crowd Saturday. It was never going to happen. Prather, Young and fellow seniors Scottie Wilbekin and Will Yeguete chose not to cut down the nets. "We felt it was given to us when Kentucky lost," Wilbekin said. "I was sitting on my couch watching TV. I didnt do anything." Coach Billy Donovan wouldnt have let them do it anyway, especially not with what happened in 2007. That team, the defending national champion led by Joakim Noah and Al Horford, cut down home nets after winning the SEC title and then lost its next two games. "I regret that," Donovan said. Although Donovan believes his senior-laden team can handle distractions, he figures its best to stay focused on the goals within reach. "You want to be playing well this time of year," Donovan said. "When you get to this point in time of the season, you dont want to play like youre trying to protect something, when youre back on your heels, We dont want to lose being No. 1 and we dont want to lose at home and we want to keep the streak going. "Once you get into trying to avoid things and trying to prevent things from happening, I think inevitably you get tight, you get frozen and you dont play. The biggest thing for us that Ive been trying to explain for our guys is there are things out there for us to chase. What are we going to chase? What are we going to go after?" Florida looked every bit like a championship-calibre team against LSU -- and in dominant fashion. The Gators had been in a number of nail-biters in recent weeks, winning their previous seven games by 10 points or less. They either trailed or were tied at halftime in each of those. This one was the complete opposite. The Gators never trailed. They led 41-25 at halftime and didnt even have a second-half lull. "It says a lot about the team," LSU coach Johnny Jones said. "They sit there and theyve already clinched the championship and for guys to come out and play as motivated and as hard as they did tonight. ... I think when you have a senior team like they are and guys are able to make plays like that and are used to winning, some great things can happen for you." Johnny OBryant III led the Tigers (17-11, 8-8) with 18 points. Jordan Mickey added 14 points and 10 rebounds for LSU, which lost its seventh straight on the road. There was little LSU could do to stop Florida, which just got hot from the 3-point line. The Gators made 13 of 23 from behind the arc. It was just the fourth time this season that they reached double digits in 3s. "I was happy our guys shot the ball with confidence and it was good to see the ball go in the basket for those guys," Donovan said. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Jordi-Quintilla-Jersey/ . So far, so good: Gonzalez has allowed one run through 12 innings this season. His second start came Tuesday night, when he gave up only three singles over six innings to lead the Nationals to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Amadou-Dia-Jersey/ . The 25-year-old McIlroy, who is from Northern Ireland, was eligible to play for either Ireland or Team GB when golf makes its return to the Olympics in Brazil for the first time since 1904.LOS ANGELES -- After Clayton Kershaw completed a spectacular month on the mound with yet another dominant victory, he struggled to muster much excitement about his performance or even the Los Angeles Dodgers leap to the top of the standings. Kershaw knows its only June. But what a month its been for the Dodgers and their incredible left-hander. Kershaw struck out 13 during seven innings of five-hit ball, and Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer in the Dodgers 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Kershaw (9-2) extended his career-best scoreless streak to 28 innings in his first home start since throwing his first no-hitter June 18 against Colorado. He went 6-0 with an 0.82 ERA in June, yielding four runs in 44 innings and striking out 61. "More importantly, weve just won every game," Kershaw said. "Were on a good run. In a long season, well go on a bunch of runs. Weve just got to make sure the lowest points arent as low." The Dodgers have had nothing but high points lately: With 12 wins in 16 games, Los Angeles (47-37) has pulled virtually even with the slumping Giants (46-36) atop the NL West. The Dodgers were 9 1/2 games behind San Francisco on June 8, but erased the entire deficit in three weeks. "When we were struggling early, I think everyone knew in the back of their minds that we could turn it around," Kershaw said. "Coming back and tying up the Giants in a month is not something we expected, just like we didnt expect to go 42-8 last year, but we have that ability." Kershaws bid for back-to-back home no-hitters lasted exactly two pitches before Matt Carpenter lined a single to left. Although he walked two and retired the side in order just once, Kershaw never allowed a runner to reach third base while getting at least one strikeout in each inning. Kershaw still finished strong by striking pinch-hitter Jon Jay and Carpenter to end the seventh, earning a loud standing ovation from the Dodger Stadium crowd. Hes been the best pitcher in the world (lately)," said Matt Kemp, who drove in the Dodgers first run. "You get a day off from your legs sometimes when hes pitching, because you dont have to run too much (in the field)." The Dodgers took three of four from St. Louis in a rematch of last seasons NL championship series. Ethier capped Los Angeles four-run fifth inning with a shot to right off Shelby Miller (7--7) for his first homer since May 27. http://www.sportingkansascitymlsshop.com/Authentic-Jacob-Peterson-Jersey/. Carpenter had three hits for the Cardinals, who were shut out twice in the four-game series. "We had a couple of guys on with leadoff hits, and the next thing you know, theyre still standing on the bag they started on," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "A couple of times we had guys in scoring position, but (Kershaw) just wasnt giving us much. Hes locked in." Indeed, St. Louis had little chance on another vintage day for Kershaw, who hasnt allowed a run since June 13. His 28-inning scoreless streak is the fifth-longest in franchise history, trailing only a whos-who of Dodgers luminaries: Orel Hershiser, Don Drysdale, Don Sutton and Sandy Koufaxe. Kershaw has the longest streak since Hershisers record 59-inning run in 1988. "Its tough," Miller said of his pitching matchup. "Knowing what hes capable of and doing what hes doing, you know youve got to do the same thing. Its just frustrating when you give up runs and give up those big innings. You give them a lot of momentum." Miller gave up seven hits and six runs in five innings for St. Louis, which is among the few teams with a history of success against Kershaw. The two-time Cy Young winner entered the game just 4-5 with a 3.75 ERA against the Cardinals. Adrian Gonzalez got the Dodgers first hit in the fourth inning by bunting into the wide-open space near third base created by the Cardinals severe defensive shift. After Kemp drove in Yasiel Puig, Gonzalez scored on Juan Uribes sacrifice fly. Puig hustled for a two-out double in the fifth, and Gonzalez drove him in. After Kemp doubled, Ethier connected for just his fourth homer of the season, setting off a dance party in the Dodgers dugout when he returned. NOTES: Dodgers starters have walked two or fewer batters in 33 straight games, the longest NL streak in a century. ... Uribe committed an error in the ninth, ending the Dodgers streak at nine errorless games, their longest in a decade. ... Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez sat out with tightness in his left calf, one day after returning to the lineup from a four-game absence with a sore right shoulder. Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez might be headed to the disabled list. ... The Cardinals recalled RHP Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis on Saturday, and he made his major league debut Sunday, pitching a hitless seventh inning. Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
HOUSTON - Heading into a game with the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale had his eye on a few matchups. Carlos Bacca Jersey . A specific one that caught his eye was getting Dwight Howard in the post.The plan worked.With San Antonio missing big bodies Tim Duncan, who was rested along with fellow veteran Manu Ginobili, and Tiago Splitter (right calf tightness), Howard dominated the interior from the opening tip, scoring 32 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in leading Houston to a 98-81 victory.We looked at some stuff (on tape) and we got him in the post, McHale said. I thought (Howard) rolled hard and got some late at the rim. He was really devastating on those high passes. Its important that he gets in a rhythm and plays. It doesnt matter who is out there playing for them, hes got to play well for us.The win runs Houstons record to a league best 6-0 while dropping San Antonios mark to 2-2.With no Duncan or Splitter inside Houston had a decided advantage down low and exploited it from the beginning, feeding Howard at every turn. Whether on the pick-and-roll, at the elbow, or on alley-oop passes, Howard was the target and had a double-double — 20 points and 12 rebounds — by halftime as he exploited a vulnerable Spurs interior defence where Matt Bonner, Jeff Ayers, and Aron Baynes struggled to keep up.We are a sum-of-the-parts team, Popovich said. We have to have all our parts to be at our best. We cant rely on one player. We have to do it as a group. If we have injuries, we need our full bench to continue to play at our best.When Howard was not scoring inside, James Harden filled the stat sheet, adding 20 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Rockets. While he had his share of points, Harden was clear after the game about the advantage of having a force inside.Its tough with the best big man in the league rolling down the paint, Harden said of Howard. Hes a lob target, and you have shooters around him. Its tough to guard it.As the Spurs struggled to keep Howard from gutting them in the middle, they had little consistency when they had the ball. They started the game sluggish, going scoreless in the first six minutes.While San Antonio rebounded and pulled to within 18-15 at the end of the first quarter, that was as close as the Spurs would get. The tough night finished with the defending NBA champs, who trailed by as many as 31, shooting just 34.4 per cent from the field.It was a bad night tonight and I couldnt hit a shot, Tony Parker, who finished with just six points, said. Defensively, we did OK, but we never got into an offensive rhythm.Cory Joseph led the Spurs with 18 points off the bench and Baynes had 12 points and 11 rebounds.TIP-INSSpurs: Marco Belinelli was an injury scratch due to a strained right groin and was replaced by Bonner. . San Antonio started 0-for-15 on 3-pointers, making their first with 7:02 to go in the third quarter, and finished 2 for 20 from beyond the arc.Rockets: Terrence Jones missed his second straight game with a leg contusion. . Patrick Beverley missed the game due to a strained hamstring and was replaced by Isaiah Canaan, who scored 12 points along with Jason Terrys 16 points. . Houston has now won six games over the Spurs dating to last season.WINNING BIGHouston has won each of its first six games by 10 points or more. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Rockets are the first team to accomplish the feat since the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets.DEFENDING THE ARCHouston came into the game holding opponents to 29.1 per cent from beyond the arc. That number will improve after holding the Spurs to 2-for-20 shooting from 3-point range.UP NEXTSpurs: Host New Orleans on Saturday.Rockets: Host Golden State on Saturday. Leonel Vangioni Jersey . The 49ers announced the deal Thursday. San Francisco selected Kilgore in the fifth round of the 2011 draft out of Appalachian State. He has played in 33 regular-season games, plus all six playoff games the last two seasons. Mattia De Sciglio Jersey . The team announced the moves before Sundays game against Houston. Shaw was 1-4 with a 4.26 ERA in 43 games for the Diamondbacks. Bergesen was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on Friday.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Adam Jones wasnt all that impressed with matching his career high for RBIs. The veteran outfielder was more concerned with the runners he and his Baltimore teammates left on base. Its that type of thinking Orioles manager Buck Showalter hopes will lead his club deep into the post-season. Jones drove in five runs to back Wei-Yin Chen, and Baltimore beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Saturday night. The Orioles scored more than seven runs for only the fifth time in their last 40 games but stranded nine runners -- seven in scoring position. "Our guys, theyre never satisfied," Showalter said. "Its a very professional group." Jones hit a three-run homer in the first and had a two-run single in the fourth. Baltimores All-Star centre fielder also walked and scored in the third. It was his two other at-bats that bothered Jones. He grounded out with runners on second and third in the sixth, then hit into a fielders choice with two on in the eighth. "Were a team that ... we need to fix it," Jones said. "We need to fix those type of things. Thats what we need to work on." Nick Markakis added four hits, while Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy also homered for the AL East-leading Orioles. Chen (10-3) allowed three runs over five innings with four strikeouts in an uneven outing while winning his third consecutive start. The left-hander improved to 4-0 in five career starts against the As. Brandon Moss hit his team-leading 22nd home run for Oakland. One day after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth on Josh Donaldsons game-ending home run, the Orioles took a 7-1 lead, then held off another rally by the As to move 10 games over .500. "I just kind of stepped back during the workout on Thursday at how professional, focused and engaged they were," Showalter said. "They know the challenge ahead of them and how hard its going to be with the schedule that we have to play the rest of the way." Jones provided the bulk of the offence with the second five-RBI game of his career. He also drove in five aagainst the New York Yankees on July 28, 2008. Keisuke Honda Jersey. Markakis helped with his third four-hit game of the year. All four hits were singles. He also reached on an error in the eighth. The Orioles needed it on a night when Chen was inconsistent. He retired the first six hitters before giving up Moss home run leading off the third. Chen also gave up a two-run double to Jed Lowrie in the fourth. Lowrie added an RBI single in the sixth off reliever Brad Brach. Zach Britton retired one batter for his 16th save of the year. The As had won seven straight at home before losing in front of a sellout crowd on hand to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchises 1989 World Series championship. Oakland starter Jason Hammel (0-2) gave up five runs in two-plus innings, his second rocky outing since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs along with All-Star pitcher Jeff Samardzija in a trade on July 5. "His command of the heater wasnt very good and he got into some bad counts and they made him pay," As manager Bob Melvin said. "We had a lot of trouble with the top of their lineup." Baltimore knocked Hammel out of the game with four runs in the first and another in the third. Markakis singled to lead off the game, Steve Pearce walked and Jones followed with his 17th home run to break an 0-for-10 skid. Hardy added a solo shot with two outs to make it 4-0. Jones walked in the third and scored on Davis RBI double. Davis hit his 16th home run in the ninth off former As closer Jim Johnson. NOTES: Former As pitcher Dave Stewart threw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of the 25th anniversary celebration. Members of that team, including Jose Canseco and Rickey Henderson, laid flowers at the base of the pitching mound where Bob Welchs No. 35 was inscribed during a pregame ceremony. Welch, who played on the 89 team, died of a heart attack in June. ... 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KVITFJELL, Norway -- Erik Guay has never been a fan of skiing with pain but is showing he can adapt and overcome. Santi Cazorla Spain Jersey . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. And it came on one of his favourite courses as two of his victories and four of his 22 podium finishes have come at Kvitfjell, where theres a super-G scheduled for Sunday. "There are a lot of similarities (between Norway and Quebec)," Guay said during a conference call. "When I left Quebec it was raining and warm and thats pretty much exactly what its here but it can easily be -30 C, again, a lot like Quebec. "I feel comfortable when I come here." Guay finished fourth in a downhill event Friday. The impressive showings came following a respectable 10th-place effort in the downhill at the Sochi Games. But Guay said he battled knee issues in Russia. He had knee surgery in the summer and claimed a World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, in December but didnt feel anywhere near 100 per cent in Sochi. "It (knee) affected me a lot," he said. "I have a hard time skiing through pain, I have a hard time really finding that courage, that determination to fight through it and push on the ski. "I was trying not to mention it too much in the media because I wanted to put it out of my head completely and sort of pretend and focus that it wasnt even there. You definitely have that on the brain and it was affecting me because I couldnt do a proper preparation for the Games." However, Guay said hes working on improving his mental ability to deal with injury much like teammate Jan Hudec of Calgary, who has overcome numerous ailments to succeed on the world scene. "The ideal situation is to not have that pain and I plan to deal with it in the off-season," Guay said. "Right now Im trying to work through it and I think its an important thing. "If I look at a guy like Jan Hudec, probably one of his biggest strengths is that strength and character he shows when he has those injuries. I know he skiis in a lot of pain so I like to watch those circumstances and try to emulate them. Its not always easy for me. I think when I dont feel 100 per cent its tough for me to go out and attack it but id like to think its getting better." Guay, 32, finished ahead of Frenchman Johan Clarey and Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria. American Travis Ganong, who was third Friday, narrowly missed out on another podium, finishing 0.62 seconds back in fourth. Bode Miller, a bronze medallist in the super-G at the Sochi Olympics, was eighth. Conditions were overcast and a little foggy but unlike Fridays downhill the rain stayed away. Guay had a time of one minute 22.17 seconds, finishing 0.35 seconds ahead of Clarey -- who secured a third career podium. "Its difficult conditions, soft snow. I think you need a really well-balanced touch," Guay said. "If youre too aggressive or leaning in a little bit, its easy to lose (time)." Jeffrey Frisch of Mont-Tremblant finished 17th while Manuel Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, B.C., was 21st. Benjamin Thomsen of Invermere, B.C., was 43rd, finishing one spot ahead of Hudec. Other Canadians included: Conrad Pridy of Whistler, B.C., (50th), Torontos Dustin Cook (59th) and Morgan Pridy of Whistler (60th). Meanwhile, it was the best result of Clareys career. "It shows anything can happen, even late on. Better late than never," Clarey said. "Im not hugely confident at the moment and the Olympics were difficult for me to cope with mentally." Clarey had pondered retirement after the Sochi Games, where he didnt finish the downhill and was 19th in super-G. "This changes my ideas a little bit from a psychological point of view," he said. "Even though my knees still pretty banged up." Despite already having an Olympic gold medal, the 23-year-old Mayer clinched his first career podium in World Cup downhill and only his third overall. "I had a lot of things to do, with celebrating the Olympic victory back home. I hadnt much time for me to be prepared," Mayer said. "I can be happy with this result. Its very difficult to be fast here, with the soft snow its not the best conditions." Ganong finished fifth in the downhill at the Sochi Olympics. "I really thought I could (win), so I pushed a little harder and had a couple mistakes. I was able to make up a lot of time on the bottom and salvage fourth place," he said. "Its really fun skiing right now. Im having a good time and the results are coming." Olympic super-G champion Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, who tied for the win Friday with Austrian Georg Streitberger, placed fifth. "I made a couple of mistakes which I didnt think I would make," Jansrud said. "Fell on my inside ski a couple of times, I had to support myself on my hand." Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was tied for sixth with Switzerlands Silvan Zurbriggen. Iker Casillas Jersey ." Argos general manager Jim Barker uttered those words during an interview with TSN 1050 radio just prior to the CFLs annual free agent frenzy. Sergio Busquets Spain Jersey . The Laval Rouge et Or defensive back/kick-returner gained the invitation following his showing Sunday at an NFL regional combine in Baltimore.Day 10 in 100 words or less If this was 2010 and Germany and Ghana had just played out the 2-2 draw that took place on Saturday then people would be talking about it as one of the greatest games in World Cup history. Of course it wasnt, although it was fantastic, but place that game around a long bunch of duds and that would have been the perception. Instead, it came in the midst of what is turning out to be the finest World Cup group stage ever. Typically, for Brazil 2014, the game wasnt even the main story on day 10, instead the little master took over that honour. Argentina 1-0 Iran Sometimes there just has to be a winner. Someone proved right even when it just seemed they were so wrong. You will have heard by now that Lionel Messi scored a dramatic injury time winner against Iran so you probably presume that the winner I am talking about is him. I am not. Heading into this World Cup the biggest storyline of all was "can the best player in the world carry Argentina to glory and become one of the greats?" For many it was nonsense, an obsession with an individual in a team sport who cannot possibly do it all himself. As the clock ticked past the ninety minute mark that crowd smiled. Resolute Iran had defended brilliantly. In a World Cup full of swashbuckling, quick, decisive finishing, it took a footballing minnow to give a masterclass in defending. Dont be fooled, they threatened to score also, but above anything else they made world class attacking stars look very ordinary. This included Messi. It was the perfect example of a game that laughed in the face of those who demanded the Barcelona star must carry his team. A game that required complete cohesion, partnerships on the field, combining to open up an opponent. A game that, late in the first half, saw Messi pick up the ball, look up and see 11 opponents in front of him... Iran did a great job with Messi, not only marking him tightly but being so disciplined with their shape and getting extra numbers that were ready if Messi cut in with his left. Messi from deep areas likes to glide from right to left but still the Iranians blocked that path. Last weekend Messi was able to score his goal against Bosnia-Herzegovina when that key area highlighted by the square (below) was open and not blocked with defenders... A 1-2 pass with Fernando Gago and suddenly Messi is into that space, shoots to the right of the goalkeeper for the game winner. And that was how he got his goal against Iran. With the game coming to a close, Iran got too deep, Messi got a one-on-one matchup with the defender and saw space to his left if he cut in... With 11 men behind the ball, but with that crucial narrow space opening up, Messi unleashed a brilliant strike to win it... Goals change perceptions as quickly as they change games. Suddenly Messi was doing what some had demanded. Carrying Argentina on his back to a victory. It was a wonderful World Cup moment, without question, but those demanding it, should be careful what they wish for. This is not Messi of 2010 and it is not even close. Yet. By not scoring, and therefore not having a moment, in South Africa Messis legacy was seen as tarnished for not performing at a World Cup. Now he looks tired and isnt quite at the same level, but scoring, everything seems to be fine again. It just goes to show you what a staggeringly misguided argument it was in the first place. Germany 2-2 Ghana There is no room for perfection in a World Cup like this.. Marc Bartra Spain Jersey. Germany, superior against Portugal, were clearly the most impressive team after the first round of games but it just wouldnt be Brazil 2014 if that was allowed to continue. Germany, much like Italy and Spain this week, spent some time in the heat of Brazil struggling to get back in a match. The big difference was they had a record breaker to bring off the bench. For the first time since 1994, the Germans trailed at the World Cup after leading and, stunned at 2-1, on came Miroslav Klose. Two minutes later he had them level, fittingly poaching at the backpost, equaling the Brazilian great Ronaldo with 15 World Cup goals. It was the fourth goal in a mad 20 minutes. Ghana had joined an ever-growing comeback club at this World Cup responding to a Mario Gotze opener with two excellent goals that highlighted some German weakness. Germanys weakness is their defence and they were easily outjumped by Andre Ayew to make it 1-1. The heat of Fortaleza certainly played a part but the tempo of their passing wasnt quick enough either and that showed when they turned the ball over on the second goal. Philipp Lahm has now had two opportunities to move back to right back in two games but so far Joachim Low has resisted. To get Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sami Khedira and Toni Kroos together, bringing more pace and power to their midfield, Lahm may need to move back to defence. Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina The African momentum continued into the evening game, which was another wide open, stretched affair. The game swung in the first half when Edin Dzeko was wrongly ruled offside after putting his team ahead. Soon after, Nigeria, a constant threat down the right side, opened the scoring when Emmanuel Emenike crossed for Peter Odemwingie to smash home. The Europeans were poor in the second half and didnt threaten enough until Vincent Enyeama produced a wonderful save with his legs in the dying moments. Seen as some as a dark horse heading in, the World Cup rookies are eliminated at the first fence. Another lesson that far too much emphasis can be placed on form from qualifying, which ended eight months ago. Man of the Day Nominees Ashkan Dejagah – Iran had many stars on this day but the Fulham man was incredibly lively when they countered and could have had a penalty when tripped by Pablo Zabaleta. Javad Nekounam – If Dejagah was the star going forward, his midfielder teammate was marvelous maintaining the shape and discipline of their back lines. 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