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A look at whats happening all around the majors Monday:---EVEN RACEDJ LeMahieu has a chance to take sole possession of the NL batting lead when Colorado opens a series in Milwaukee. Vapormax Plus Miglior Prezzo . LeMahieu and Washingtons Daniel Murphy are tied at .345 -- both are 150 for 435 -- after LeMahieu went 14 for 20 during the Rockies recent homestand.BELTWAY SERIESWashingtons Stephen Strasburg and Baltimores Dylan Bundy square off in an interleague battle of playoff contenders. Strasburg began the season 13-0 but is just 2-4 since, and last time out, he allowed nine runs in 1 2/3 innings in a loss at Coors Field. Bundy is making his eighth start since finally getting a shot in the Os rotation, and hes 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA in that time.RAYS LEFTIES OLD AND NEWLeft-hander David Price returns to Tampa Bay to face his old team and their latest up-and-coming lefty, Blake Snell. Price is 35-30 career with a 2.92 ERA at Tropicana Field, and he and the Red Sox lost 4-0 when he pitched there on June 29. Snell is a hard-throwing rookie finding success early in his big league career, posting a 2.83 ERA over his past eight starts.CARRASCO AT HOME ON THE ROADIndians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has a 1.97 ERA on the road and pitches at Oakland in the first game of a three-game series. Carrasco has allowed at least one homer in five straight starts and has a 6.23 ERA in that time. The As are looking for better luck with righty Andrew Triggs starting -- Oakland is 1-20 when the rookie has pitched this season, including 0-3 in three starts.TO THE SHOWERSFans in Baltimore, Cincinnati and other ballparks around the majors and minors are hoping the clouds clear away. Rain forced delays in several spots over the weekend, including a four-hour wait at Camden Yards before the Orioles hosted the Astros. Vapormax 97 Japan . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Vapormax Plus Nere Scontate . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. http://www.scarpevapormaxscontate.it/vapormax-bhm-italia.html . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool has signed midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle in a deal worth a reported 25 million pounds ($33 million).After signing a five-year contract, Wijnaldum will now travel to Palo Alto in California to join his new teammates on their tour of the United States.The 25-year-old Dutchman is manager Juergen Klopps seventh signing in the summer transfer window, following Loris Karius, Joel Matip, Marko Grujic, Sadio Mane, Ragnar Klavan aand Alex Manninger. Vapormax Flyknit 3 Scontate. Wijnaldum scored 11 goals in 38 league appearances in his first season in England, but is leaving Newcastle following relegation from the Premier League.Klopp says Wijnaldum can play a few positions for us and players that come through the Dutch system usually have a good tactical understanding and flexibility. ' ' '
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Penriths run to the NRL finals suffered a setback with key forward Chris Grevsmuhl joining a growing list of injured forwards on the sidelines. Air Max 270 2020 Pas Cher Chine .The mid-season signing will miss Sundays crunch match against Newcastle with an elbow injury that could rule the former South Sydney player out for up to a month.Prop Suaia Matagi will be added to the 17 after recovering from a foot issue.Particularly this week with Chris missing out, thats a real bonus for us, Panthers coach Anthony Griffin said.Grevsmuhl, who has become a critical member of Penriths line-up since moving to the club in June, enters a casualty ward that also includes Sam McKendry and Reagan Campbell-Gillard.Jeremy Latimore is just one game back from a foot injury, while Matagi was forced to miss last weeks win over the Sydney Roosters.Griffin said Campbell-Gillard was close to returning against the Knights.With a short turnaround, hell probably play on Friday (against Wests Tigers), he said.The Panthers sit in eighth spot on the ladder following Gold Coasts win over the Wests Tigers and, with just four games to go in the regular season, must win to stay in the top eight.In his first year in charge at the club, Griffin said he was simply excited that his team was in contention to make their second finals series in six seasons.Weve been in and out for most of the year, on the edge of the eight, he said.Its certainly been more exciting, as the year comes to a close, that we put ourselves in there with a chance.Winners of three of their past four, the Panthers meet a Knights side aiming to avoid breaking more unwanted records in a disastrous season.After losing a club record 14th straight game last week, Newcastle are now in danger of equalling their longest losing streak at home with seven.And with just one win on the board this year, they could also have the fewest wins of any team in the NRL era, a record owned by the Rabbitohs three wins in 2003 and 2006.Hooker Tyler Randell returns from a rib injury to replace Danny Levi, while Mitchell Barnett comes back from suspension for co-captain Jeremy Smith (calf).STATS THAT MATTER* Since the beginning of 2006, 12 of the 15 matches between these two sides have been decided by double figure margins.* The Knights have conceded the first try in eight of their nine home games this season, including each of the past six.* If Newcastle are held scoreless, they will equal the all-time record of four games in a season scoring zero points. Only five other teams have suffered the feat. Air Max 270 Lilas . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. Air Max 270 Bowfin Gris .ca! Kerry, Two nights after the Scott-Eriksson incident in Buffalo, the Bruins returned home to play San Jose. In that game, Zdeno Chara put a check on Tommy Wingels that clearly targeted his head. http://www.airmax270reactpascher.fr/fausse-air-max-270-react-blanche.html . Now that hes hitting streaking teammates with pin-point passes for easy layups, Love is asserting himself as one of the true superstars in the league. PHILADELPHIA -- Running back Ryan Mathews and right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai wont play when the Philadelphia Eagles host Green Bay on Monday night because both players have knee injuries.Eagles coach Doug Pederson ruled out Mathews and Vaitai on Saturday. They were injured in last Sundays loss at Seattle.Mathews leads Philadelphia (5-5) with 427 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He also has one TD receiving.Rookie WWendell Smallwood and versatile veteran Darren Sproles will carry the workload along with Kenjon Barner. Air Max 270 React France. Vaitai will be replaced by left guard Allen Barbre. Stefan Wisniewski will start at Barbres spot.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Dexter Williams Super Bowl Jersey . -- The wind whipped at a consistent 25 mph Saturday, making the 37-degree temperature at Illinois Memorial Stadium feel a good 10 degrees colder and making any ball in the air -- punt, pass or kick -- an adventure.But Iowa knows how to handle this kind of game.The Hawkeyes struggled to a 7-0 halftime lead before turning the game over to LeShun Daniels Jr. and the defense on the way to a 28-0 win over the Illini.The shutout was the first for Iowa (7-4, 5-3 Big Ten) since a win over Ball State in 2010. Illinois had just 198 yards of offense, had as many first downs -- 10 -- as punts and never pushed inside the Iowa 30.Watching the defense work motivated the offense to put points on the board on a day when they were tough to come by, Hawkeyes quarterback C.J. Beathard said.Theyve been flying around and hitting guys and getting to the ball the last couple of weeks, said Beathard, who was 9 of 17 for just 80 yards and an interception. Theyve stacked a couple of really good games together defensively.Daniels had 159 yards on 26 carries, including second-half touchdowns of 1 and 50 yards that put the game away.Even with quarterback Wes Lunt back from an injured back and starting his first game since early October, Illinois (3-8, 2-6) struggled to deal with the conditions and the Hawkeyes defense.We dropped the balls when we got it to the receivers. It just wasnt a good day for our offense as a whole -- we couldnt get the running game going, Illinois coach Lovie Smith said.The wind was the only reason McCarron dropped deep on punt returns Saturday, joining Desmond King as a second return man to deal with the unpredictable flight of the ball, Ferentz said. And having McCarron back there paid off late in the first half.Standing at his own 45, he waited for the low, wind-driven punt from David Reisner to find him. When it did, he broke right and found little but open space on the way to a 55-yard touchdown and the 7-0 halftime lead.THE TAKEAWAYIowa: Coming off a big win over Michigan, the Hawkeyes struggled through the first half. McCarrons touchdown looked for a while like it might be the games only points. But Iowas defense kept its foot on the Illini for four quarters, denying them points even off a pair of first-half turnovers and keeping Lunt to 137 yards and an interception on 19-of-41 passing.Illinois: The Illini had first-half chances. But they failed to turn two turnovers and some good field position into points in their last home game of the season. Lost in the final score is a solid effort from a defense that Iowa wore down as the game went on. Iowa had 136 yards at halftime, had turned the ball over twice and, minus McCarrons punt return, hadnt scored.WIND TUNNELThink the stiff wind wasnt a factor? Iowa was so concerned about it that Ferentz chose to play with the wind at his teams back rather than receive the ball to open the third quarter. And the decision paid off. The Hawkeyes forced Illinois into a three-and-out possession to open the half, then comfortably drove 77 yards for Daniels first touchdown and a 14-0 lead.Ferentz remembered making a similar move once, in 2003 against Michigan State.It didnt work out too well up in East Lansing, he said. They promptly drove 80 yards.WHO NEEDS TO THROW?Four times in his career at Iowa, Beathard has thrown for fewer than 100 yards. All four times the Hawkeyes have won, at Wisconsin and Nebraska in 2015 and the past two weeks over Michigan and Illinois.LUNT TO GRANTLunt and Illinois receiver Zach Grant were high school teammates in Rochester, Illinois, just outside Springfield, and won a pair of state titles playing at Memorial Stadium. Grant came into the game with just 17 catches this season, but the connection between the two seniors was one of the few things that worked Saturday. Grant had eight catches for 65 yards and said the connection between the two felt a little like high school again.Now thinking about it, it did a little bit. It was nice to get rolling for sure, he said.UP NEXTIowa: The Hawkeyes close at home against No. 19 Nebraska next Saturday.Illinois: Illinois finishes up at Northwestern next Saturday.---More AP college football coverage: collegefootball.ap.orgFollow David Mercer on Twitter: (at)davidmercerAP Elgton Jenkins Super Bowl Jersey . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. Josh Jackson Super Bowl Jersey . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. https://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Dave-Robinson-Jersey/ .com) - Christian Ponder will get another chance to prove himself for the Minnesota Vikings, with head coach Leslie Frazier announcing Wednesday that the struggling quarterback will start this weekends game against the Green Bay Packers. ROME -- Italy and Russia will play two friendlies before the 2018 World Cup following a new partnership between the federations.The Italian football federation (FIGC) says after a meeting in Moscow between its president Carlo Tavecchio and Vitaly Mutko, sports minister and president of the Football Union of Russiaa, that the matches will be in 2017 and 2018. Oren Burks Super Bowl Jersey. ussia is hosting the 2018 World Cup.In five previous meetings with Russia, Italy has won three matches, drawn one, and lost one. ' ' '
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CLEVELAND -- Houston Astros manager A. Mike Cuellar Jersey .J. Hinch was ejected after the Cleveland Indians scored two runs on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the third inning and took a 4-1 lead.Lonnie Chisenhall attempted to check his swing on a pitch in the dirt from David Paulino on Thursday. The ball bounced away from catcher Jason Castro and rolled toward the on-deck circle near the Indians dugout.Play was allowed to continue, although replays showed Chisenhall fouled off the pitch. All three runners -- Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez -- crossed the plate.Hinch protested the ruling and was ejected by plate umpire Jim Joyce. After a video review, Lindor and Napoli were allowed to score and Ramirez to advance to second. Custom Roy Oswalt Jersey . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Jose Urquidy Jersey . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. http://www.customastrosjersey.com/custom-cesar-geronimo-jersey-large-516y.html . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. Trent Boult and Tim Southee may be the spearheads of the attack, but on Saturday, it was Neil Wagner who first rattled Pakistan, and in so doing, beat his more illustrious team-mates to a milestone.Babar Azam and Azhar Ali had settled into a partnership, when Wagner began to direct balls at their ribs. One of those caught Azams gloves and sailed through to the wicketkeeper, and gave Wagner his 100th wicket in his 25th Test. Boult and Southee had both needed 29 matches to rack up triple figures.I dont think in my wildest dreams Id thought about getting 100 wickets, said Wagner. Im pretty pleased. Whichever way I can play a part for the team and deliver in a role, Im happy. Whichever way it goes I want to keep contributing.Wagner was the second-fastest New Zealand bowler to the milestone, behind Richard Hadlee, who had achieved the feat in 24 games. Im more than happy for Sir Richard Hadlee to keep that record, because hes an absolute legend, Wagner said. Im stoked to get to 100, but theres still a long way to go.The dismissal of Azam had in fact been the first of a bouncer double-strike, which also accounted for the wicket of Younis Khan. Wagner had a short ball leap at Younis throat early in his innings, and the batsman could do nothing more than attempt to fend it away. The ball collected the glove en route to the wicketkeeper.Thats just my job to do something different, Wagner said. We know how it works out here - today there was a bit of wind, and tthat stops the ball from swinging. Dean Deetz Jersey. When conditions start getting a little easier to bat on, Ive got to try and make something happen. It doesnt always happen, but luckily today was one of those days when it paid off. I think we had to work long periods of time to get that success, and we did.In between wickets New Zealand were relentlessly disciplined, with each of the quicks bowling a very high percentage of dot balls. Of the 66 overs bowled in Pakistans second innings, 25 were maidens - the visitors run rate a mere 1.95. A late flurry of wickets also meant Pakistan were left seven down, with a lead of only 62.I thought we bowled exceptionally well in partnerships, Wagner said. It was some quality fast bowling. We created pressure for long periods of time and got rewards for it towards the end.Boult had the innings best figures of 3 for 18 at stumps, though Southee had bowled the highest percentage of maidens, delivering 10 scoreless overs out of 19 in total. Wagner said the opening pair had set the tone.The way Tim and Trent opened the bowling - they are two of the best bowlers going around when they bowl like that. Theyre just absolute class. Seeing them go about the work they did and pressure they built - I think at the start they were going at one run an over - it just shows the class of those two bowlers. ' ' '
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What has the past week been like for you, seeing the reaction to your decision to retire? I guess the best way to put it is it has been very mixed emotions. Air Max 270 Light Pink . There was a lot of thought to get to that position of actually making the decision, but its one thing actually thinking about it, and following through is something else. Im at peace with the decision and Im happy with it, but at the same time theres obviously a part of me thats going to miss the game and miss representing Scotland and leading the team. Im only 29 and thats still relatively young in cricketing terms. I know theres quite a bit that I still could have given the game, but its the decision Ive decided to go with.Are you surprised at all by the reaction that has come through from some quarters, in terms of the magnitude of a national team captain retiring at 29? I didnt know that so many people would care. Its incredible some of the messages Ive received - from all over the world, quite literally. Theres quite a few people who care what Ive done, although I dont think [what I did was] very much, but they care. I guess they care for what I represented in terms of cricket and the things and values that I stood up for, and hopefully Ill continue to do so, and hopefully all of this isnt in vain. But its been pleasantly surprising. I was genuinely overwhelmed by the response and the kindness of peoples messages.Was there any one overriding factor in your decision? Many players have stopped playing to pursue other opportunities in the corporate world, but you have spoken of the lack of cricket opportunities. I can say categorically that this wasnt a financial decision at all. It came down to, as you say, what the job involved. What was there on a day-to-day basis to keep me motivated and keep me driven to want to keep going in the game? I was spending far more time on the training pitch and the nets and the gym than I was in between the stumps. As a professional cricketer, that was very frustrating.My first central contract with Scotland, we were playing very busy schedules, being part of the CB40 and the Pro40 down in England, which was brilliant for us. That, and being part of their 2nd XI competition, is where I learnt most of my cricket. So the summers were really busy and you were pretty much focused on playing, training, playing, training. There was a bit of structure involved to your summer. As with any job, you need to have that sort of carrot there that motivates you. You need to have that structure. In the last 12 months, certainly, thats not been there and unfortunately that has made my decision easier. I cant see that pathway for me over the next 12-18 months that can keep me in and drive me forward, and thats what has led to my decision.You once mentioned the opportunities for Associates in Asia with the Asia Cup Qualifier - Afghanistan, Oman, UAE, Hong Kong - and you wondered why Europe couldnt organise something similar among Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland for the chance to play England. Did you feel that was a collective failure of all those European administrators, or of Cricket Scotland, or does the blame lie somewhere else? I dont know where the blame lies for the lack of proactivity in those sorts of ideas and concepts there. As an outsider looking in, it must look ridiculous that that sort of thing doesnt go on, with Ireland literally a 40-minute flight away, Holland the same. It cant be a financial thing. The opportunities are there and thats the thing that becomes so frustrating for me, especially recently. Not just me, numerous people have spoken up and been very vocal about the lack of playing, the lack of game time, and its quite literally like youre banging your head against a brick wall, because theres so much talk.They will have another board meeting, then call another in three months, then another, and nothing is ever achieved. Yes, things are spoken about, yes, theyll throw a little bit of money to try to keep people quiet, but throwing money at the problem is not the issue. There needs to be some proactive leadership, somebody within [the ICC] whos actually going to take control of the game and address this issue. If you look at World Rugby and the way thats run, they have to take inspiration from that. Looking at Japan, the way theyve performed recently; Georgia; Argentina; Italy beating South Africa [for first time in history on November 19]. That hasnt just happened. Argentina put their case forward to join the Tri-Nations. There are various ways of doing it.There has been so much support and enthusiasm surrounding Ireland and Afghanistan that, in some ways, if administrators want to pay lip service to supporting Associate cricket, they draw attention to those two teams. Do you feel that the focus on Ireland and Afghanistan has unfairly crowded out opportunities for Scotland and other Associates? I wouldnt say its unfair. I have full respect for what Ireland and Afghanistan have done and what they are continuing to do in world cricket. It is very disheartening, though, that when Afghanistan came over earlier this year we got [only] two days of cricket against them. It was a major thing for us even to get them over [to Scotland], even though they were going to Ireland. From what I understand, it was a last-minute thing. We had to plead for them to come and eventually they agreed to two days of cricket. Then they went to Ireland and played five days of cricket, and then a week later you read in the paper that Ireland are going to India in March to play against Afghanistan [for five ODIs, three T20Is and a four-day match] and youre looking at 12 days of cricket. Were crying out for more than 12 days of cricket in the year.So that was really like a kick in the stomach. I know theyve performed in recent times, but as recent results in the Associate world show, Afghanistan and Ireland have been beaten by numerous Associates in the last 12-18 months. I wouldnt say its as clear-cut as Ireland and Afghanistan just being the standout top two teams in Associate cricket. Yes, they are at that top sort of level, but on any given day they can lose to other Associate teams, which in itself is a credit to the depth in international cricket. But, for some reason, people arent interested in exploiting that depth, bringing that depth to the surface and making people aware that its there.So the issue for you is that there is parity in terms of results but not parity in terms of opportunities? You could sum it up like that, yes.For Scotland, it is not merely a lack of opportunities against Full Members but a lack of opportunities more generally that has had an impact? Yes. My view, in terms of trying to create that structure and that pathway, is that its important that Associates are put up against Full Members, but I dont think thats the only cricket they should be waiting to play. I think its vital that they are getting that number of days of cricket in the year so that they are able to experiment, try different things, grow as teams and as individuals, so that every time they do come around to playing a Full Member, they are in a far better position. Waiting every four years to play a Full Member is not the answer; what happens in between the World Cups is important. When youre not being exposed to Full Members in between World Cups and then you go to a World Cup and youre expected to perform and you dont, then its easy to point at the Associates and say, You dont belong here.From the 2011 World Cup through qualification to the start of the 2015 World Cup, you had exactly four ODIs against Full Members. Then, since the 2015 World Cup, you havent had a single match against a Full Member outside of the 2016 World T20. As of now there is nothing in the pipeline either. Qualifying for a ten-team 2019 World Cup is a long shot. You played in the 2015 World Cup at the age of 27 and you theoretically might not get another chance to play a Full Member in an ODI before the 2023 World Cup, by when you would be 35. Did that time gap factor into your decision to quit? Your stats say it all. Playing on average one a year, and now that you say that we havent played a single Full Member ODI since the 2015 World Cup, that just makes me feel sick, really. For us, going to the 2015 World Cup was a massive turning point in Scotlands development and we performed respectably. You would think that would be the platform for us to kick on and make use of that experience, but theres not been the infrastructure that has allowed us to do that. For me, at this age, when youve learned your game far better than you had done when you were 22 or 23, you want to be playing as much as possible to maximise all the skills that you have learned. So that has obviously come into it - that Im not able to capitalise on that at this time because of the lack of actually playing.It comes back to what we were speaking about at the beginning. In any line of work, you want to see where youre going, you want that pathway, you want those opportunities to be able to prove yourself, develop and kick on to the next level. In work life, youre probably looking for a promotion. Its not much different in cricket. Youre looking to prove yourself. As a leader of an emerging nation, theres so many things you want to prove and try and do, but if the pathway and structure isnt there to do it, then you find yourself looking for a career move. Well, in my particular case, thats what happened.You said you werent motivated by money. Can you say how much you were making with a Scotland central contract versus how much youll make with your new job? The difference is, I know I have career prospects. I can see the pathway for me, the opportunity for me to move in the business within the line of work Im going into - and the line of work Im going into is something Im very passionate about. It is my passion after cricket. Its what I studied, so it does interest me, which is what was attractive about the opportunity. Its a good company Im going to and there are good career prospects, which is what led me to make the jump, whereas I couldnt see where I would be in two years time if I carried on playing cricket. As a professional sportsman, you sacrifice quite important years in a business or corporate life. That came into my thinking as well. I didnt want to fall too far behind, so I saw this jump as an investment [of time] into my second career.Whats the thing youll miss most about playing cricket or representing Scotland? I think thats it - just representing Scotland. I still cant believe the things that Ive been able to do and the things Ive done. Im incredibly grateful to have had all the opportunities. I could never have imagined that I would actually captain Scotland when I moved over here as an 18-year-old. Travelling the world, playing the game you love, Im obviously going to miss that. Theres no question about that. Being part of a team where the improvement is tangible. I joined Scotland in 2010. Come 2014, we hadnt been to a World Cup since 2007 and the progress of the team through that period from 2010 to now is tangible. You can see the skill level. If you take the time to watch, the guys are extremely dynamic now. Im going to miss that part of it, the high-performance environment.Over the summer against UAE, you, Kyle Coetzer and Richie Berrington all passed 1000 ODI runs on the same day and you said you had ambitions to be the first Scotland player to reach 2000 ODI runs. What led you to go from that kind of goal to pulling the plug three months later? Well, how many days of [international] cricket have I played since that day? The answer is two, because I was injured for a [third] game. As a cricketer, theres so much that goes through your mind. Theres a lot of worry about what will you do post career and when youre not involved on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis with a team. So just having all that vacant time has forced me to think about things, to gain different perspectives, and ultimately I went exploring. I met as many people as I could to try to get some work experience. That was my initial actual plan, to try and get some work experience while there was quite a bit of downtime. I met the owner of a very good company and she got back to me and said there was an opening and she thought Id be great for the role. One thing led to the next and it just all made sense to me.Some people I tell this to think Im absolutely mad, and Ive had to ask myself hundreds of times in the last few weeks before actually making this decision, trying to question myself: What are you doing? Youve worked so hard to get to this point. Youve sacrificed so many things, devoted your whole life to becoming a professional cricketer, trying to compete with the best and actually achieving something, getting to that level, getting to a position of leadership of your country. To be willing to sacrifice all of that, Ive had to ask myself if Im being crazy or if Im just having a bad day. But it really just was clear to me after weeks of thinking that this was the right decision.Is there anything that Cricket Scotland or the ICC could say or do to change your mind? I dont want to be pessimistic but, with the timescales for that to be implemented, the way they [the ICC] talk about things and the way they dont actually follow through with the things that have been discussed, I just wouldnt believe that would happen. Hopefully Im wrong. Hopefully it does happen and guys can benefit from those experiences and being exposed to that sort of cricket, but I just wouldnt believe it if they said that now.But I do appreciate I wouldnt have gone to a World Cup or two World Cups and had this career if it wasnt for the ICC and what they do. But from my experiences and being involved and being exposed to Associate cricket and Full Member cricket, I can see so much potential in the Associates and it just frustrates me that other people dont see that as an opportunity for the game to grow.When you say other people, what or who do you mean? The people who govern the game. So regardless of the broadcast interests and financial implications, you feel it is incumbent upon the governors of the game to legislate or mandate opportunities for Associate teams for the good of the game, regardless of what a TV rights bidder may say? Yes. I know at the end of the day it comes down to money. I dont know the exact numbers, but I know theres a lot of money floating around. Everyone knows that. If they could just allocate those resources slightly better, slightly more efficiently, I think that would go a long way to increase the speed of development within these nations. As Ive said previously, its not just throwing sums of money. Its creating schedules, its creating structures, development programmes that are actually beneficial.Youve had an impressive career - you were the ICCs Associate Player of the Year for 2014, you led Scotland to a World Cup, a World T20 and a first victory at a major ICC event, but do you feel you might be more famous or gain more notoriety for the manner of your retirement than for your career? Hopefully not. I genuinely didnt think this would have much bearing. I knew that there would be some questions asked, but I didnt think to this extent.I think its been pleasing that the responses Ive had, 90% of them are regarding my efforts for Scotland on the pitch, off the pitch and as a leader, which is hugely satisfying. Im very grateful for those messages. It makes me very happy that people have recognised that Ive given a huge amount to Scottish cricket, and I hope to do so in the future from an off-the-field point of view. But, of course, people have also recognised the fact that I have spoken out and my doing this is, I guess, a form of speaking out. 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Subscribe today!Jacksonville JaguarsOverall: 32 Title track: 62 Ownership: 21 Coaching: 61 Players: 45 Fan relations: 43 Affordability: 3 Stadium experience: 13 Bang for the buck: 89 Change from last year:?+32The Jaguars are making progress much quicker in the Ultimate Standings than they are on the field. The team jumped up 32 spots to No. 32 -- a significant leap considering the Jaguars went 12-36 in 2013-15 (and 24 of those losses came by double digits). Its Year 4 of the rebuild under GM Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley, and its time for all that work to begin paying off.Whats goodFor the second year in a row, the Jaguars offer the most affordable game-day experience in the NFL, even after raising the average ticket price by 3.6 percent. That number still comes in just under $60, which is reasonable considering the premium seating the Jaguars have added over the past several season (cabanas with pool access and field-level seats are two examples) as well as the newly renovated club seat areas. In addition, the price of concessions and parking still comes in below the NFL average, which makes a trip to EverBank Field one of the biggest values in sports.Whats badBut even with those cheap tickets, the team still isnt providing much value inn terms of wins per dollar. Air Max 270 React Script Swoosh. The Jaguars did improve slightly in this category, thanks to five wins in 2015 (two more than the previous season), but thats as good as it has been for the franchise over the past five seasons. The Jaguars havent had a winning record since 2007 -- also the last time they made the playoffs -- and have won more than five games in a season just twice in that span (seven in 2009 and eight in 2010). Its affordable to go to a Jaguars game -- but its not very rewarding.Whats newIts amazing what two more victories in 2015 and an offseason in which the team added a lot of defensive talent can do for expectations. The Jaguars jumped up 33 spots in title track, which represents championships won or expected within the lifetime of the current fans. (Of course, the voting was done in August, before the teams 2-3 start that included an embarrassing 24-point loss at San Diego in Week 2.) The Jaguars actually rank ahead of 13 other NFL teams, including Houston (72), Kansas City (71) and Cincinnati (75) -- but below San Francisco (51), which is led by former Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert, whom the franchise traded away in 2014.Next: Houston Texans?| Full rankings ' ' '
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. Corey Linsley Super Bowl Jersey . -- Louisville has an experienced roster of players determined to show how much theyve learned.The Cardinals stumbled out of the gate last year, needing time to develop after returning just one upperclassman (forward Cortnee Walton) and relying on seven newcomers. The growing pains of finding someone to take charge showed as they lost four of their first five.Louisville figured it out quickly enough to win 25 of its final 29 games, including 15 in a row, until a surprising season-ending loss to DePaul in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. With five returning starters, including junior forward and reigning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Myisha Hines-Allen, the No. 5 Cardinals intend to start off on a positive note.We started off rough last year and know it cant be that way this year, said Hines-Allen, an Associated Press All-American who averaged 17.6 points and 8.4 rebounds last season.We know what we did wrong, taking people for granted and teams for granted. We know we have to bring it in practice and bring it in games.Louisville certainly brings its share of offense.The Cardinals also return another all-ACC first-teamer in junior forward Mariya Moore (14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds) and senior guard Briahanna Jackson, a Central Florida transfer who averaged 11.1 points after sitting out the 2014-15 season per NCAA rules. Walton, a 6-foot-3 senior, was ninth in ACC rebounding at 7.3 per contest.Sophomore guard Asia Durr averaged 11 points and is part of a rotation that has added 5-7 graduate Taylor Johnson, who was a 1,000-point scorer at Loyola-Chicago. Louisville appears so stocked for a run at its first Final Four since 2013 that coach Jeff Walz wont assure any starting spots and relishes the luxury of having multiple combinations to choose from.Theres so much depth and competition that nobody can feel real good about, `Hey, Im a guaranteed starter, Im going to play 25-30 minutes a game, the 10th-year coach said. So, its a good problem to have for me.Hines-Allen and Moore meanwhile had to step into leadership roles.Moore said that the previous years veterans did a lot to make her and Hines-Allen look good and get comfortable as freshmen. But Louisvilles top two scorers discovered they also had to do more.Now more comfortable, theyre ready to lead Louisvilles latest top-five recruiting class that includes 6-4 forwards Ciera Johnson and Kylee Shook -- both high school All-Americans.Now that weve learned from last year, Moore said, I think we can lead because we have that under our belts and can show that experience to the freshmen.Louisville got an early opportunity for team-building during a weeklong trip in August to Cuba, where it won two of three games against the national team. The Cardinals also bonded off the court during cultural tours of the Communist island nation.You just had to be with your teammates, sophomore guard Arica Carter said of those shared experiences. I think the trip really helped us learn each other and our strengths and weaknesses.Louisvilles next step is applying all those lessons learned against another tough non-conference schedule that begins Friday night at Tennessee-Martin. The Cardinals follow that game with matchups against league champs such as Belmont (Ohio Valley), Middle Tennessee (Conference USA) and Chattanooga (Southern) before a four-game stretch against No. 4 South Carolina (Southeastern), No. 6 Maryland (Big Ten), Western Kentucky and No. 19 Kentucky.Having developed team chemistry by necessity last fall, the Cardinals are eager to see what it can yield from the start.Its not going to define our season, Walz said of the schedule, but its going to let us know where we are with some of the top teams in the country. Kyler Fackrell Super Bowl Jersey .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open. Marcedes Lewis Super Bowl Jersey . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday. http://www.officialgreenbaypackerspro.com/ . 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AL AIN, United Arab Emirates -- K-League club Jeonbuk Motors won the Asian Champions League for the second time on Saturday, defeating Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates 3-2 overall after drawing 1-1 on Saturday in the second leg of the final.Jeonbuk clinched the first leg 2-1 at home after Leonardos two second-half goals.The South Koreans, who won the 2006 continental title, went ahead Saturday after 30 minutes as early substitute Han Kyo-won swept home from close range after Lee Jae-sungs corner.Al Ain midfielder Lee Myung-joo equalized with a volley -- also after a corner -- four minutes later at Haazza Bin Zayed Stadium. Jamaal Williams Super Bowl Jersey. eonbuk had a narrow escape just before halftime when Danilo Asprilla was brought down in the area by Kim Hyun-gil.Al Ains Brazilian striker Douglas sent his penalty over the bar.Al Ain attacked throughout the match, having 17 goal attempts to the visitors four.It was a tough match for us but we did what we had to do, Jeonbuk coach Choi Kang-hee said. We are ready for whatever situation.Jeonbuk will represent Asia in the FIFA Club World Cup. ' ' '
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CLEVELAND -- The football popped into the air and Jason Pierre-Paul knew exactly what to do next. Air Force 1 Low Noir .Use both hands.I knew one of these days I was going to catch the ball, he said. I knew if I was ever catching a ball, Im going to the end zone.Pierre-Paul returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown and recorded three sacks to lead the New York Giants to their sixth straight win, 27-13 over the Cleveland Browns.Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes -- two to Odell Beckham Jr . -- as the Giants extended their longest winning streak since 2008 and moved closer to securing their first playoff berth in five years. The Browns (0-12) have lost 15 straight dating to last season.With the Giants (8-3) slogging through a game where they seemed to be playing down to Clevelands level, Pierre-Paul helped New York open a two-touchdown lead and avert disaster with his third career touchdown -- maybe one that meant a little bit more to the defensive end.Under pressure, Browns quarterback Josh McCown was hit as he threw by New Yorks Jonathan Hankins and the ball was corralled by Pierre-Paul, who tucked it under his left arm and rambled untouched for the TD to give the Giants a 20-6 lead. It was another stirring moment in the comeback for the 27-year-old Pierre-Paul, whose career was nearly ended by a horrifying fireworks accident in 2015, when he lost his index finger and parts of two others on his right hand.The fumble return only reaffirmed Pierre-Pauls return to form as an elite player, coming a week after he had 2 1/2 sacks, forced a fumble and deflected a pass in a win over Chicago.Im not proving anything, he told reporters Sunday. I told you all last year when I came in, I already won.Pierre-Paul is the first player to have three sacks and a fumble return for a touchdown of at least 40 yards since 1982, when the NFL first recognized individual sacks as an official statistic.His humility after the performance was just as impressive. He has been an inspiration to his teammates, who have marveled at his resiliency.Hes basically taken over these last two games, Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. Ive been a fan of JPP since he came into the league, and knowing what hes been through, its so encouraging to watch him now.Pierre-Pauls TD was originally ruled an interception before being changed to a fumble.It was an interception, he said with a laugh. How else can you get seven points? The ball never touched the ground, so were going to call it an interception.The Giants recorded seven sacks on McCown, who said there are few players as tough to block as Pierre-Paul, who was limited in practice this week because of a knee injury.He is a big dude and a heck of an athlete, and he plays hard, McCown said. You have those types of things where he has a very rare skillset for that size and speed. That is what gives him an edge.Here are a few other takeaways from the Giants win:NEW ROLE? Beckham had a 59-yard punt return TD called back by a holding call, but that didnt stop him from celebrating in the end zone.As he mimicked the powder toss made famous by Cavaliers star LeBron James, a close friend, Browns punter Britton Colquitt informed him the play was coming back.I told him, `I dont care, I still ran it back on you, Beckham said.Giants coach Ben McAdoo wouldnt commit to Beckham taking over return duties.DOWN BROWNS: Cleveland is four losses from history, and first-year coach Hue Jackson may have reached a breaking point.Jacksons eyes teared up when discussing a nightmarish season that is almost over. The Browns are trying to avoid joining the 2008 Lions as the only 0-16 teams, and Jackson is vowing his team wont be bad in 2017.I am not feeling like this next year, Jackson said. There is no way. Uh-uh. No. I am a fighter, and I dont lose many fights.WAR OF WORDS: Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins wont be exchanging Christmas cards.Despite Pryor catching six passes for 131 yards, including a 54-yarder, Jenkins ripped him on Twitter following the game with a vulgar post. Pryor answered back with praise, writing you are a great corner. Solid defender! You played a solid game. Good luck rest of year.Earlier in the week, Jenkins said Pryor, a converted quarterback, wouldnt be a challenge and called him another receiver, just bigger.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Nike Sf Air Force 1 Pas Cher.com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. Nike Air Force 1 Just Do It Blanche Pas Cher . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. http://www.siteairforce1pascher.fr/air-force-1-high-soldes/basket-haute-homme.html . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Abdul-Malik Abu scored 25 points, and North Carolina State pulled away in the second half to beat Montana 85-72 Friday in the opening day of the Paradise Jam tournament.Dennis Smith Jr. added 21 points and Torin Dorn had 16 for the Wolfpack (3-0), who didnt overcome a pesky Grizzlies team until midway through the second half.Montana (0-3) had battled with N.C. State, even leading 40-38 at the half in a game that had 10 ties and 14 lead changes. But the final lead change went the Wolfpacks way, thanks to a 12-2 run that put N.C. State in command.We had to dig down in the second half, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said. Defensively, we were a lot better in the second half. From the 15-16 minute mark down, we really defended really well.The Wolfpack went on to lead by as many as 16 points, going up 77-61 with 2:31 remaining on Terry Hendersons 3-pointer.Walter Wright had 22 points, Ahmaad Rorie 15 and Sayeed Pridgett 12 for the GGrizzlies. Air Force One Pas Cher Adulte. We tried to do a little too much, Montana coach Travis DeCuire said. We were playing well together on both sides of the ball, but they hit a stretch where they started hitting some tough shots. We let some guys get going.BIG PICTUREMontana: The Grizzlies are off to their worst start in coach Travis DeCuires three seasons. Under DeCuire, Montana has gone 20-13 and 21-12.N.C. State: Finally has a win over a team from the Big Sky -- the only one of the 31 Division conferences the Wolfpack did not have a victory against. N.C. State was 0-1 against the conference all time, having lost to Weber State 94-80 in the 1993 Great Alaska Shootout.UP NEXTMontana: Plays the loser of Friday nights Washington State-No. 22 Creighton game on Saturday.N.C. State: Faces the Washington State-Creighton winner in the semifinals on Sunday. ' ' '
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Niki Lauda has labelled suggestions Mercedes would intentionally sabotage Lewis Hamiltons car ridiculous and stupid after his retirement at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Kendall Fuller Jersey .Hamilton looked to be easing towards his first win since July in Sepang when his engine failed on lap 41, meaning he is now 23 points behind teammate Nico Rosberg with five races to go. After the race Hamilton questioned why, out of all the eight drivers equipped with a Mercedes power unit this season, he is the only one to have had numerous failures and issues.Hamilton suffered failures in China and Russia, and then had to take a hefty grid penalty in Belgium to stockpile three fresh engines -- one of which subsequently failed in Malaysia. But Lauda says it is ridiculous to think Mercedes would favour one driver over another, especially considering Hamilton has won two world titles with the team.Honestly, weve worked for him and for Nico in a perfect way, Lauda said. He won two championships so far with us, we finished the most races ever. So what do you think, we just started sabotaging? Its completely ridiculous and stupid.When asked if Mercedes cares who wins the 2016 title out of Hamilton and Rosberg, Lauda said: We work for both cars the same way, we let them race the same way. All these questions are ridiculous.Lauda, who also said Hamilton will not be fined for the original comments as they were made in the heat of the moment and were later clarified, thinks the only thing Mercedes can do is apologise.I have to tell you one thing. I know Lewis very well and he will not accuse the team. His interpretation, I cannot accept it, because Lewis knows we do everything we can to give him the best car and the best engine.I personally feel very sorry because my job is engine and team, so I am responsible for the engine. So I really feel sorry for him and I apologised to him that the engine failed.Mercedes is looking into the root cause of the failure.This was a young engine, not an old one, so we do not know the cause. So if we dont know the cause so if we do not know the cause, no-one can say we sabotaged -- this is ridiculous. If you speak to Lewis directly I guess he will not say this.We will have every investigation weve had before. But I cannot give you the explanation to this failure because we dont know what it is, we need to take it home and check it. Martinas Rankin Jersey .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. Tony Gonzalez Jersey . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season. http://www.prochiefsauthentic.com/Youth-Mitchell-Schwartz-Elite-Jersey/ . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. PEORIA, Ill. -- Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye scored 12 points, Jojo McGlaston added 10 points and Bradley downed Division II-member Illinois-Springfield 70-55 in Friday nights season opener for both teams.UIS led briefly 8-7 after a free throw by Logan Gonce, but Bradley pulled to a 37-24 halftime lead, never trailed and steadily pulled away.The Braves shot 47 percent from the field (26 of 55) to Illinois-Springfields 35 percent (20 of 58), bbut were outrebounded 43-33. Frank Clark Jersey. Lautier-Ogunleye, McGlaston and Koch Bar each had five boards for the Braves and Antione Pittman had a team-high four assists.Bahari Amaya scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Illinois-Springfield. Vince Walker added 14 points and Zach Steinberg had eight boards. ' ' '
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FRISCO, Texas -- Dak Prescott shrugs at the suggestion that the Dallas rookie quarterbacks startling success in two preseason games is a product of what skeptics might call the vanilla defenses of the exhibition season. Cardinals Jerseys China .Thats on them if they want to throw `vanilla or whatever they want to throw at me, `Rocky Road, or whatever you want to say, the 23-year-old former Mississippi State standout said. I just go out there and just try to concentrate on our game plan and go put out my best.Prescott has a preseason NFL-high 158.3 passer rating with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a pair of rushing TDs, giving the Cowboys plenty to think about for a backup to Tony Romo after incumbent Kellen Moore broke his right ankle early in training camp.Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones said the day after Moores injury that the Cowboys wanted a veteran in the room with Romo.The No. 3 quarterback is second-year player Jameill Showers, who spent most of last season on the practice squad.Jones stops short of indicating he might have changed his mind. But his dad, owner and general manager Jerry Jones, sounds ready to commit to Prescott.You would have to say that the more reps these young guys are getting then the better it is for the team, the better it is for their evaluation or their progression, Jerry Jones said after Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in a 41-14 preseason win over Miami.If you weigh all of that, the logic goes toward youre in better shape today to go with them than you were three weeks ago. And I would say we are.Prescott likely gets his best test yet Thursday night at Seattle, where he figures to play most, if not all, of the second half. Romo should get the bulk of the first half in what will be his longest preseason outing.The backup job in Dallas is an important topic because Romo missed 12 games last season with a twice-broken left collarbone. The Cowboys went 1-11 without the 36-year-old during a first-to-worst 4-12 season in the NFC East.Dallas declined to bring in another veteran to supplant Moore, suggesting he showed enough in two-plus games last season to be a viable backup.After Moores injury, Prescott showed the same qualities the Cowboys say they saw the moment he arrived as a fourth-round pick, the first quarterback drafted by Dallas since 2009.Anytime you see a rookie come in and have the production hes had, its surprising I think by any rookie, Stephen Jones said.But in terms of from the day hes walked in the door, hes shown a lot of unique intangibles, I think rare intangibles, in terms of his leadership, his people skills, his ability to lead.Getting the start in the preseason opener at the Los Angeles Rams -- the first game in LA in more than 20 years -- Prescott directed scoring drives on three of four possessions to help the Cowboys build a 24-7 lead.Prescott completed his first eight passes the next weekend against the Dolphins and is 22 of 27 for 338 yards through two games.Seeing him in the game is just an extension of what weve seen in practice, linebacker Sean Lee said.The more I get to know him, theres a reason why hes been so successful in college and why hes played so well. Hes got that personality where hes constantly trying to learn.In perhaps his biggest achievement so far, Prescott has reporters asking him how he has made it look so easy.I dont think easys the right word, said Prescott, who joined Tim Tebow as the only SEC quarterbacks with at least 70 touchdowns passing and 40 rushing in a career.Ive got great veterans, great coaches, who are putting me in great position to have success. Im thankful for that. But its a lot of hard work that goes into this.Prescott talks frequently of his own high expectations, which would seem an automatic rejection of the notion that hes surprising even himself. But hes willing to concede ever so slightly.You never really think youll come in and have a QB rating like this, but youre going to try your damnedest to do that, Prescott said. Im just going to continue to do that each day at practice and in the games as well.This time next month, Prescott could be another Romo injury away from seeing how he handles the real thing.---Online:AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler Tyler Webb .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Ken Boyer . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. http://www.custommlbcardinalsjersey.com/custom-brett-cecil-jersey-large-1511q.html . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. SEATTLE -- Struggling right-hander Taijuan Walker finally turned in a much-needed positive start and the Mariners bullpen made sure it didnt go to waste.Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer and Dae-Ho Lee added a solo shot to back Walkers five solid innings and lift Seattle to a 6-3 victory over Texas on Thursday night, the Rangers fourth loss in five games.Walker (5-10), who lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his previous start, shook off two game-opening walks to finish five innings, giving up three runs and seven hits to win for the first time in six starts.The story for me tonight is Taijuan Walker, Mariners manager Scott Servais said. Really, really happy. Its about as happy as Ive been for a player in a long time to kind of go through the ups and downs, and then kind of buying into what weve talked about. After those first two hitters tonight, it would have been so easy to melt, and he didnt.Evan Scribner and Nick Vincent combined for three scoreless innings and rookie Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.Derek Holland (7-7) allowed four runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out five. Despite the loss, Texas still leads the AL West by 8 1/2 games.I felt great. I felt my stuff going into it was really good, really good actually, I should say. It was just a few long innings that killed me, and walks, Holland said. Thats one thing Im really critical on, when you give up free passes you arent giving your defense chances to make plays, and they found some holes. They were hitting the ball and just placing it where it needed to be.Seagers home run off Jake Diekman, his career-high 27th, put the Mariners up 6-3 in the seventh.Seattle erased a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the third on a two-run, bases-loaded double by Chris Iannetta and Guillermo Heredias RBI infield single.Ian Desmond pulled Texas within 4-3, opening the fifth with his 22nd homer.Texas went in front with two runs in the third. Carlos Beltran singled in Robinson Chirinos from second, whose reach-back slide narrowly beat the throw home from right fielder Franklin Gutierrez.Adrian Beltre followed with another single, but left fielder Heredia threw out Desmond at home. Rougned Odor then delivered an RBI single.Lee staked the Mariners to a 1-0 lead in the second with his 14th home run, an opposite-field liner down the right-field line.Walker, who was 2-0 with a 1.44 ERAA in four starts in April, was 0-5 in May. Custom Cardinals Jersey China. He missed most of July with a foot injury, and then was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma in early August. He was 0-3 in his three starts since being recalled on Aug. 23.After his last disastrous outing, Walker was asked to make some mechanical adjustments, which he tried.The first couple innings, it was weird, felt awkward, just a little bit off, but I stuck with it, Walker said. After the second inning, the third inning, it just kind of clicked. My timing was down and my tempo was better.TRAINING ROOM:Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis (6-1, 3.21), on the 60-day DL (right shoulder muscle strain) since June 22, is listed as the probable starter for Sunday against the Angels. Lewis had made three rehab starts since Aug. 24, two at Double-A Frisco and one at short-season Class-A Spokane on Monday, where he allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings, throwing 66 pitches.Mariners: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen threw a 25-pitch simulated inning Thursday without incident and appears ready to rejoin the team. I thought Willy threw the ball well, manager Scott Servais said. He felt really good. The ball was coming out good, threw all of his pitches, no constraints. Wilhelmsen is eligible to come off the DL (low back spasms) Friday.UPON FURTHER REVIEWThe Rangers challenged the third-inning call when Desmond tried to score from second on Beltres single, but was thrown out at home by l Heredia. The on-field call was upheld after an estimated delay of 1 minute, 28 seconds.UP NEXTRangers: Texas opens the middle portion of a 10-game road trip on Friday with the first of three games against the Angels. RHP Yu Darvish (5-4, 3.45 ERA) is making his 10th start since coming off the DL (right shoulder discomfort). He is 3-4 over that span. Darvish lasted just four innings in his last start, allowing five runs and seven hits, throwing 80 pitches.Mariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (14-11, 4.01 ERA), who has lost his last four starts, opens the three-game series at Oakland. In his last five starts against the As, he is 4-0 with a 2.48 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings. Struggling RHP Daniel Mengden (1-6, 6.66 ERA) goes for Oakland. He has made one start since being recalled Sept. 3 by the As, allowing seven runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings. ' ' '
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ANDERSON, Ind. Dexter Williams Super Bowl Jersey . -- Colts receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was diagnosed with a sprained left knee Sunday, and its unclear how much time he might miss. The injury occurred during the afternoon session at Indianapolis training camp. Heyward-Bey was then taking to the training tent at Anderson University and watched the rest of practice with the knee wrapped in ice. The timing couldnt be worse. Heyward-Bey, who never lived up to the hype of being a first-round pick in Oakland, had played well during the first week of camp and starting to find a home with his new teammates. "Hes growing, hes getting better and better each week," Reggie Wayne said Friday. "He can be a freak of nature, he really can be. So Im here to help him in whatever way I can. " Indianapolis signed the free agent in April, hoping Heyward-Bey could emerge as a consistent deep threat. He didnt play like one in Oakland. The seventh overall pick in 2009 caught just 41 passes for 606 yards as a rookie, then had 64 receptions for 975 yards in 2010. Both were career-highs. Over the past two seasons, though, Heyward-Bey had a combined total of 35 passes for 490 yards and two TDs. Though Indy appeared set with Wayne, the perennial Pro-Bowler, and T.Y. Hilton, one of the leagues top rookies, as their top two receivers, they still brought in Heyward-Bey with hopes that a change of scenery -- and offence -- would jump-start his career. Now, if he misses any significant time, it could leave the Colts with an early hole. Last years second starter, Donnie Avery, left in free agency, and LaVon Brazill, who was supposed to have an increased role this season without Avery, was suspended for the first four regular-season games because of a violation of the NFLs substance-abuse policy. Indy also lost rookie running back Dan Moore during the afternoon workout with a right shoulder injury. Team officials said he sprained the AC joint. Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea did return to the field Sunday after missing four days of workouts so he could attend the birth of his daughter, who spent four nights in the Neo-natal intensive care unit. Saturday was an off-day for the Colts. "Theyre doing good," Bethea said. "Baby came home on Friday so everything is good on the home front." Ray Nitschke Super Bowl Jersey. Neymar curled home a free kick from just outside the area to put the 2014 World Cup host ahead in the 44th minute. Three minutes after the break, a simple through pass from Paulinho freed Oscar and the Chelsea star rounded goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong to extend Brazils lead. Aaron Jones Super Bowl Jersey . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. http://www.shoptheofficialpackers.com/Elite-Kyler-Fackrell-Packers-Jersey/ . -- Catcher Brett Hayes has agreed to a $630,000, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, avoiding salary arbitration. Week 6 has it all. Classic rivalries, prove-yourself games and two playoff contenders (Michigan, Alabama) going on the road. Sit back, relax and enjoy your Saturday.Follow along all day for the best of Saturday.?Keep the party going, NavyNavy scored a monumental win over No. 6 Houston on Saturday, prompting a rushing of the field. Vice Admiral Walter E. Ted Carter Jr., the Academys superintendent, saw it as cause to extend the Columbus Day weekend an extra day. Bravo, Midshipmen. Bravo.Looking at you, HarbaughRutgers is clearly tired of the Big Tens elites raiding New Jersey for recruits. Michigan and Ohio State signed seven recruits from the Garden State in the Class of 2015, including Rashan Gary, the No. 1 player in the country who picked the Wolverines.This skeletal Scarlet Knights fan has clearly had enough.20 years and still going strongCollege GameDay celebrated 20 years of Lee Corsos headgear picks.The Sunshine Scooter also got a big shoutoutBYU honors Michigan States Hicks, SadlerMichigan State has been playing with heavy hhearts this season. Dave Robinson Super Bowl Jersey. .In July, former punter Mike Sadler was killed in a car accident that also claimed the life of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. Then on Sept. 25, former defensive back and linebacker Mylan Hicks was shot and killed in Calgary, Alberta.The Spartans honored Sadler during their home game last month against Wisconsin by embedding his No. 3 in the midfield logo. They are doing the same with Hicks No. 6 for Saturdays game against BYU.To read more, click here.Get this big boy the ball morePittsburghs?Brian ONeill?is not your average pass-catcher. When hes not catching TDs, hes Pitts 6-6, 300-pound offensive tackle.Hurricane Matthew newsHeres the latest information on games affected by Hurricane Matthew:LSU-Florida: Postponed (no new date announced)Georgia-South Carolina: Postponed (will be played Sunday, 2:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network)Charlotte-FAU: Postponed (will be played Sunday, noon ET) ' ' '
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