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Wayne Riley believes Jason Day has the potential to deliver Tiger Woods-esque dominance in golf after continuing his fine run of form at the Players Championship. Adoree Jackson Jersey . The world No 1 rarely looked threatened on his way to a wire-to-wire victory at TPC Sawgrass, finishing four strokes clear of nearest challenger Kevin Chappell. Day made a fast start to the tournament by equalling the course record with a nine-under 63 and dug deep over the weekend in tougher scoring conditions to maintain his advantage.  2015 champion Rickie Fowler presented Day with the trophy A seventh victory in 17 starts extends the Australians advantage at the top of the world rankings, with Riley expecting more big things from the 28-year-old in the years ahead. Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy should be worried, as this guy is a serious player, Riley told Sky Sports. He is like a volcano that was ready to erupt and it has erupted. Days Sawgrass stroll How Jason Day eased to victory This is a guy who is going to on and win a whole heap of majors, WGCs and championships like this. He is so focused on what he wants to achieve.He wants the trophies and to be the best player on the planet, but he also wants to the so far forward and so far in front of them all.Click on the video above to hear Wayne Riley and Sarah Stirk look back at Jason Days victory Also See: Day enjoys Woods comparison Final round as it happened Sawgrass stroll for Day Golf on Sky Sports 4 Delanie Walker Jersey . Pistorius denied the allegation that he said to the close friend of the girlfriend he killed: "How can you sleep at night?" The accusation by Kim Myers provided a bizarre twist during the trial of the world-famous double-amputee Olympian, who is facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder for shooting dead Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, at his home last year. Earl Campbell Jersey . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period.Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has revealed he has signed a three-year deal with the club ahead of their Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Hull on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. The former Besiktas boss agreed the deal in principle more than two months ago but felt that it was the right time for the details of his new contract were revealed before the clubs first appearance at Wembley in 23 years.We are near the final and I understand it is a good moment to talk about this, said Carvalhal. I signed for another three years here. I didnt want to sign for that long - I wanted one year - but the chairman wanted three. I dont need four years contract. I dont need money - Im good with my life.If this happens [staying], Im happy. Being happy is the people around you enjoying what you are doing. If they are, I can stay here 10 years.Going into the final at Wembley - coverage starts from 4pm on Sky Sports 1 HD - Carvalhal always believed his team could finish in the top six, even when the Owls were languishing in 19th position after seven games of the season. Jermaine Jackson from the Jackson 5 is a Sheffield Wednesday supporter and hes even re-written a song for the Championship play-off final At that moment, we probably had one per cent chance to get promoted, said the 50-year-old Portuguese. But even then, we had 100 per cent faith.With time, we have achieved the play-offs. At that point, we had 25 per cent of the chances as there were four teeams. Jurrell Casey Jersey. At this moment, we have 50 per cent of the chances to win, even though in my opinion we are underdogs. We have more faith now. Wednesdays Tom Lees, Daniel Pudil, manager Carlos Carvalhal and Ross Wallace (left to right) The Wednesday manager has urged the fans to stay with the team at the 90,000-capacity stadium - no matter of the outcome from the match.My challenge to the fans is do your best, push the players from start to finish, he said.Applaud them when they make mistakes and lets see if this kind of energy will be enough to beat one of the strongest sides in the competition. Highlights of Sheffield Wednesdays 1-1 draw at Brighton, which sealed a 3-1 aggregate win in the semi-finals Hull are a really good team with a good coach. Its a Premier League team.They have got their strong points but like all the teams in the world, they have their weak points.Watch Hull v Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship final. Coverage begins on Sky Sports 1 HD at 4pm. Also See: WATCH: Wednesdays celebrity fan Championship play-off final guide Money not the prize for Bruce Ollies Wembley predictionsCheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
miaowang123 96/07/24 - 21:53
Wayne Riley believes Jason Day has the potential to deliver Tiger Woods-esque dominance in golf after continuing his fine run of form at the Players Championship. Adoree Jackson Jersey . The world No 1 rarely looked threatened on his way to a wire-to-wire victory at TPC Sawgrass, finishing four strokes clear of nearest challenger Kevin Chappell. Day made a fast start to the tournament by equalling the course record with a nine-under 63 and dug deep over the weekend in tougher scoring conditions to maintain his advantage.  2015 champion Rickie Fowler presented Day with the trophy A seventh victory in 17 starts extends the Australians advantage at the top of the world rankings, with Riley expecting more big things from the 28-year-old in the years ahead. Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy should be worried, as this guy is a serious player, Riley told Sky Sports. He is like a volcano that was ready to erupt and it has erupted. Days Sawgrass stroll How Jason Day eased to victory This is a guy who is going to on and win a whole heap of majors, WGCs and championships like this. He is so focused on what he wants to achieve.He wants the trophies and to be the best player on the planet, but he also wants to the so far forward and so far in front of them all.Click on the video above to hear Wayne Riley and Sarah Stirk look back at Jason Days victory Also See: Day enjoys Woods comparison Final round as it happened Sawgrass stroll for Day Golf on Sky Sports 4 Delanie Walker Jersey . Pistorius denied the allegation that he said to the close friend of the girlfriend he killed: "How can you sleep at night?" The accusation by Kim Myers provided a bizarre twist during the trial of the world-famous double-amputee Olympian, who is facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder for shooting dead Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, at his home last year. Earl Campbell Jersey . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period.Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has revealed he has signed a three-year deal with the club ahead of their Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Hull on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. The former Besiktas boss agreed the deal in principle more than two months ago but felt that it was the right time for the details of his new contract were revealed before the clubs first appearance at Wembley in 23 years.We are near the final and I understand it is a good moment to talk about this, said Carvalhal. I signed for another three years here. I didnt want to sign for that long - I wanted one year - but the chairman wanted three. I dont need four years contract. I dont need money - Im good with my life.If this happens [staying], Im happy. Being happy is the people around you enjoying what you are doing. If they are, I can stay here 10 years.Going into the final at Wembley - coverage starts from 4pm on Sky Sports 1 HD - Carvalhal always believed his team could finish in the top six, even when the Owls were languishing in 19th position after seven games of the season. Jermaine Jackson from the Jackson 5 is a Sheffield Wednesday supporter and hes even re-written a song for the Championship play-off final At that moment, we probably had one per cent chance to get promoted, said the 50-year-old Portuguese. But even then, we had 100 per cent faith.With time, we have achieved the play-offs. At that point, we had 25 per cent of the chances as there were four teeams. Jurrell Casey Jersey. At this moment, we have 50 per cent of the chances to win, even though in my opinion we are underdogs. We have more faith now. Wednesdays Tom Lees, Daniel Pudil, manager Carlos Carvalhal and Ross Wallace (left to right) The Wednesday manager has urged the fans to stay with the team at the 90,000-capacity stadium - no matter of the outcome from the match.My challenge to the fans is do your best, push the players from start to finish, he said.Applaud them when they make mistakes and lets see if this kind of energy will be enough to beat one of the strongest sides in the competition. Highlights of Sheffield Wednesdays 1-1 draw at Brighton, which sealed a 3-1 aggregate win in the semi-finals Hull are a really good team with a good coach. Its a Premier League team.They have got their strong points but like all the teams in the world, they have their weak points.Watch Hull v Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship final. Coverage begins on Sky Sports 1 HD at 4pm. Also See: WATCH: Wednesdays celebrity fan Championship play-off final guide Money not the prize for Bruce Ollies Wembley predictionsCheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
miaowang123 96/07/24 - 21:53
PHOENIX -- Trey Burke had the biggest game of his young NBA career, and the Utah Jazz finally have a victory on the road. Danny Trevathan Jersey . Burke scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers in the final four minutes, and the Jazz beat the Phoenix Suns 112-104 on Saturday night. Richard Jefferson added 15 for the Jazz, who were 0-9 on the road entering the contest and lost 112-101 at home to Phoenix on Friday night. Marvin Williams and Derrick Favors added 14 apiece as Utah put seven players in double figures. Goran Dragic had 24 points and nine assists for the Suns. Channing Frye added 17 points for Phoenix. Utah has won two of three but has just three victories in 18 games this season. Burkes previous high was 14 in the Jazzs overtime win over Chicago two games ago. "Our guys thought they could just show up tonight and win the game and in this game it doesnt happen that way, but they dont want to listen to it," Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Coaches are telling them they have to be ready and thats what happens." Burke, a first-round draft pick who was the college player of the year at Michigan, shot 4 of 6 on 3-pointers. His last 3 put the Jazz up 105-97 with 1:13 to play. "I wasnt trying to settle for the 3," he said, "I was trying to get in the paint and get a 4- or 5-foot jump shot or make the defence collapse so I could kick it out for an open jump shot." But he said he saw the Suns get mixed up on a screen "and I was at the 3-point line and had the confidence to shoot it." The Jazz had trailed by as many as 20 points in their loss to Phoenix on Friday but were either close or ahead throughout this one. "We felt like Phoenix came into our building and could do whatever they wanted to do," Williams said. "They beat us in transition, they beat us in half court, so we wanted to come in tonight and really focus on those two areas and it really worked out for us." Utah led by as many as nine points before the Suns finished the first half with a 12-1 run to lead 53-49 at the break. The Jazz took the lead three minutes into the third quarter and held it the rest of the period, but never by more than four points. Eric Bledsoe, who scored eight in the period, sank two free throws with 15 seconds left in the third quarter to cut Utahs lead to 78-77 entering the fourth. Enes Kanter opened the final period with a 4-foot hook shot, then Jeremy Evans sank a 20-footer to give Utah its biggest lead of the half, 82-77. The Suns Gerald Green nailed a 3-pointer to make it 82-80, then made two in a row to tie it at 86. But Alec Burks scored four in a 6-1 spurt that gave Utah a 93-87 lead with 6:38 to play. Williams 3-pointer extended the lead to 98-91 with 5:15 to play. Bledsoe, in his second game back after missing five with a bruised shin, made two free throws to cut it to 98-95 4:09 from the finish, but Burke sank a 3 from far beyond the top of the key and the Jazz were up 101-95 with 3:53 left. Fryes rebound basket with 3:35 to go cut it to 101-97. After Gordon Hayward made one of two free throws for the Jazz, Bledsoe missed two from the foul line, then Burke made his final 3 to make it an eight-point game. The Suns never got closer than four after that. "It was definitely frustrating," the Suns P.J. Tucker said. "It was a letdown, especially after playing so well yesterday." Notes: Utahs other two victories have come at home against New Orleans and Chicago. ... After scoring 17 in the first half at Utah on Friday night, Dragic had 14 points and eight assists at the break Saturday. ... Phoenix never led by more than six. ... The Jazz outscored the Suns 25-13 in second-chance points. ... Utah coach Tyrone Corbin was called for a technical foul at the end of the first half, but Dragic missed the corresponding free throw at the start of the third quarter. Eddie Goldman Jersey . Plata blasted a rising shot to the upper left corner for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. He got the kick after referee Allen Chapman ruled Chris Tierney fouled John Stertzer in the penalty area. Jim McMahon Jersey . Wheeler scored two goals, including the winner, as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 6-4 on Friday in a game that featured a seven-goal first period.(SportsNetwork.com) - Rajon Rondo will make his return to Boston on Friday night as the former All-Star leads his new team, the Dallas Mavericks, against his old team, the Celtics. Rondo was traded to the Mavericks a little over two weeks ago and Dallas is 4-2 since the move. Rondo spent eight-plus seasons in Boston, winning a title, making four All-Star teams and leading the league in assists twice. I believe Im going to get a great reception, said Rondo. I gave it my all every time I went out there on the floor and played for the Celtics. It was a great opportunity to play for one of the best franchises in sports history. Those fans are amazing. I hope I wont be too emotional. try not to cry a little bit. Im very excited to go back. And the Celtics believe its important to display respect and admiration for their former point guard. Its important for us that were teammates of his to acknowledge him, Boston head coach Brad Stevens told masslive.com. I think thats really important ... He did a ton for this organization and this community, and Im certain that it will be an emotional night for everybody. Since the deal, Rondo is averaging 13.2 ppg and 7.8 apg for Dallas, which has won three straight, all at home. On Tuesday, the Mavericks sslaughtered the Washington Wizards, 114-87. Josh Sitton Jersey. Monta Ellis led six Mavericks in double figures with 20 points in the Dallas win. Chandler Parsons, Charlie Villanueva and Richard Jefferson all scored 14 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 13 for Dallas. Rondo added 11. All 13 active Mavericks scored at least two points. The Mavericks, who own the leagues best offense, have scored at least 102 points in five straight games. Dallas will play the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets on this short road swing. The Celtics ended a four-game slide on Wednesday afternoon with a 106-84 home win over the Sacramento Kings. Stevens seemingly settled in on a new rotation with Evan Turner starting at the point guard and both rookie Marcus Smart and Jameer Nelson coming off the bench. Turner tallied 10 points and 11 assists in the win. Jared Sullinger had 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for the Cs, followed by Kelly Olynyk, who added 15 points off the bench for the Celtics. Jae Crowder contributed 12 points and Smart chipped in 11 with the second unit. The Mavericks beat the Celtics by five in Big D on Nov. 3 and have taken four straight and eight of the last nine in this series. Dallas is 4-1 in its last five in Boston. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
miaowang123 96/07/24 - 21:52
BIRMINGHAM, England -- Aston Villa beat nine-man Chelsea 1-0 in an English Premier League game that saw manager Jose Mourinho sent to the stands in the closing stages on Saturday. Milan Michalek Jersey . That win saw Villa claim their first back-to-back league victories in four years as they climbed into the top half of the table. Villa manager Paul Lambert said it was the best win of his tenure since he joined the club in 2012. "Thats probably the best win weve had. It was a fantastic all round team performance," said Lambert. A week after securing a 4-1 win over Norwich, the Midlands club welcomed the league leaders to Villa Park, with Mourinhos men looking to restore a nine-point advantage at the top of the table. After Manchester City had earlier beaten Hull City 2-0 away from home, the onus was on the Blues to extend their lead at the summit. Visiting Chelsea thought it took the lead in the 41st minute when midfielder Nemanja Matic poked home from close range following a corner, however he was alleged to have handled the ball first. The second half sprung to life after Chelsea midfielder Willian was sent off in the 68th for two bookable offences. Referee Chris Foys decision handed Villa the incentive, and they eventually capitalized through Fabian Delph. The midfielder converted in the 82nd minute with a masterful flick, denting Chelseas title surge. Chelsea then found themselves down to nine men when midfielder Ramires was then shown a straight red in second-half stoppage time for a wild lunge at Karim El Ahmadi. That sparked animated scenes on the touchline, which eventually led to Mourinho being dismissed for his remonstrations. After the game the Chelsea boss refused to comment on referee Foys performance citing a fear of bringing the game into disrepute, which he intimated could lead to him facing a suspension. "A good solid performance against a good team. Defensively we were really, really strong. We had no problems to cope with the danger that Aston Villa had and after that I prefer not to comment because I dont want to bring the game into disrepute. I dont want to be accused," said the Stamford Bridge boss. Defeat leaves Chelsea at the top of the table on 66 points, six ahead of second-placed Manchester City, although Manuel Pellegrinis team have three games in hand. Both Liverpool and Arsenal can close the gap to four points with wins over Manchester United and Tottenham, respectively, in Sundays matches. Nikita Zaitsev Jersey .C. -- Charles Oakley, one of the NBAs all-time tough guys, may not return to the Charlotte Bobcats bench next season because of a painful back condition he says was caused during an assault last year in Las Vegas. Tyler Bozak Jersey . Louis Blues were workmanlike, methodical and -- most of all -- effective on Monday night.Greg Rutherford continued his fine start to the Olympic year with a Great CityGames record 8.20 metre leap to win the long jump competition in Manchester on Friday. Rutherford pronounced himself satisfied with his performance, having only flown in from his training camp in Arizona three days ago, and believes it bodes well for the defence of his Olympic title in Rio. Rutherford said: Ive never opened a season like this before, even an Olympic year. Ive started well but nothing like this - I feel good and consistency is key to winning medals.Ultimately I want to be setting myself up for a good Olympics - not many people have managed to retain their title and Im hoping I can go and do that.Ive always loved the big stage and since 2012, Ive had this confidence and ability that I can go out there. I will walk into the Olympic Stadium full of determination to do it again.But British sprint pair CJ Ujah and Richard Kilty were left trailing by 40-year-old Kim Collins, who won the 100m title in a field which also included 2016 world indoor 60m champion Trayvon Bromell.Ujah and Kilty will now head straight to the Loughborough International meeting this weekend, where they will take part in trials for the 4x100m relay team in Rio.UUjah needs no reminding about Great Britains parlous recent history in the event, having messed up the final change-over at last years World Championships after being controversially parachuted into the team. Matt Martin Jersey. The decision drew scathing criticism from Ujahs team-mates, including Kilty, but Ujah insisted the relay demons had been exorcised ahead of the competitive bid to seal a place in the team for the build-up to Rio.Ujah said: We sat down and spoke in January and weve come back in May and were all settled, its all sweet.When we come up against each other, we put the relay stuff aside, and even if were all in each others faces, its nothing personal. We wont take it personally and well move on from there.I wouldnt say I want them (100m rivals) to fail, I want everyone to perform and hopefully Ill be at my best to perform, to know that Ive been the better man on the day.Another relay prospect, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, stormed to victory in the rarely-contested 150m with a wind-assisted time of 15.1 seconds, while Tiffany Porter triumphed in the womens 100m hurdles in 12.89secs. 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miaowang123 96/07/24 - 21:52
It was nothing but blowouts in Week 4 action, so to keep your spot in the TSN. Custom Houston Texans Jerseys .ca Heisman Watch, you better have put up some big numbers Saturday. While the schedule gets a lot tougher (and a lot better for fans) from here on out, for now the contenders for college sports most prestigious individual award had to prove they can show no mercy and dominate lesser competition. Call it the “pad your stats” portion of the season. The fight for the Heisman Watch lead is tight between last years winner Johnny Manziel and the consensus top NFL prospect at quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. While neither put up astronomical stats against their heavy underdog opponents of Week 4, they showed enough to remain 1-2 in the Watch. Manziels passing stats in Texas A&Ms win over SMU were far from eye catching, 14-21 for 244 yards and one touchdown to one interception, but he added 102 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Bridgewater meanwhile, threw for just over 200 yards but had four touchdowns in Louisvilles rout of Florida International. Both QBs were granted early exits in the blowout wins. It was another less than jaw dropping performance by Clemson senior Tajh Boys as his Week 1 statement game win over Georgia slips further from our memory. Boyd opened up ACC conference play with a 244-yard, three touchdown performance in the Tigers win over NC State.Had Oregon QB Marcus Mariota not had a bye week, Boyd could have slipped for the third consecutive week. As it were however, Mariota was off and remains fourth in the Heisman Watch. Making the big jump in the Watch this week was Baylor tailback Lache Seastrunk. After starting the year outside of the Top 25, the currently 19th-ranked Bears have looked more and more explosive each week, and Seastrunk is a big reason why. In the Bears big win over Louisiana-Monroe in Week 3, Seastrunk tallied 156 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries. He jumped Georgia running back Todd Gurley as the top non-QB on the list. Falling out of the top five was UCLA QB Brett Hundley. Considering his opponent, New Mexico State, Hundleys 280 yards and three touchdowns to two interceptions wasnt up to snuff to stay in the Top 5 of the Watch. Alabamas AJ McCarron followed the trend of (somewhat) disappointing QB performances in the No. 1 ranked Crimson Tides win over Colorado State. McCarron had 258 yards and just one touchdown to one interception. And as Fresno State joined the Top 25 rankings for the first time this season, so to does their QB Derek Carr join the outer ranks of the Heisman Watch. Carr led the Bulldogs to an important win over Boise State with 460 yards through the air and four touchdowns in one of the few close games of the week. Rank Player Notes 1 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M QB did just enough vs. SMU to keep No. 1 2 Teddy Bridgewater Louisville QB looks good through four weeks 3 Tajh Boyd Clemson QBs statement game from Week 1 fading from memory 4 Marcus Mariota Oregon QB had bye in Week 4 5 Lache Seastunk As Baylor continues to impress, so to does junior running back - Brett Hundley UCLA QB struggled in Week 4 considering opponent - AJ McCarron Bama QB had unimpressive Week 4 vs. weak opponent - Derek Carr Ohio State QB in danger of getting forgotten after missing Week 3 - Todd Gurley Georgia RB jumped by Seastrunk as top non-QB on list - Jadeveon Clowney Soutch Carolina DE had bye in Week 4 Corey Moore Jersey . The Reds will host the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in the opener of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park, and the debut matchup will feature a pair of pitchers whose recent resumes have included a fair number of bases-clearing hits. Joel Heath Jersey . Azarenka needed exactly one hour in a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Austrian Yvonne Meusburger to start the night session at Laver Arena. Sharapova had a much easier time earlier in the day with cooler conditions and took full advantage in 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) win over Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, while Radwanska had to rally for a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays found a way to beat the New York Yankees again. Price pitched six strong innings and the surging Rays won for the eighth time in 10 games, rallying to beat CC Sabathia 4-2 and hang on to first place in the AL East on Saturday night. "Whenever youre pitching against a guy like CC, you give up three runs and youre going to lose. Thats what happened," Price said. "It was the first guy to give up that third run was going to get that loss." Evan Longoria snapped a 2-2 tie with a sixth-inning RBI single and added a solo homer in the eighth to help reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Price (8-5) win his fifth consecutive decision and improve to 7-1 since a stint on the disabled list for a left triceps strain. Sabathia (11-11) took a 2-0 lead into the sixth before giving up three quick runs the Rays used to remain in first place, percentage points ahead of the Boston Red Sox. "Its frustrating," Sabathia said. "One big inning. I just feel like I cant stop the bleeding." The fourth-place Yankees have dropped the first two games of a weekend series after winning five straight as part of a surge that carried them back into playoff contention. "Its not what you want, but youve got to turn it around tomorrow. You cant let this carry over," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Youve got to turn it around tomorrow and play well the rest of this road trip." Price allowed two runs and five hits over six innings. Jake McGee, Joel Peralta and Fernando Rodney finished up, with Rodney working a perfect ninth to earn his 30th save. Sabathia, the 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner with Cleveland, allowed three runs and six hits over 6 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out seven. "You look at the (first) five innings, its probably the best five innings, maybe, hes thrown all year in a group like that," Girardi said. "We need to win games. Thats the frustrating part. He didnt pitch that poorly of a game. We didnt score runs. We only scored two runs." This was the ninth time in their careers that Price and Sabathia have faced each other. The Rays have won eight of those games, with Price going 6-1 in the matchups. But Tampa Bays success against Sabathia extends beyond Price outpitching the Yankees ace. Sabathia has won just four of his 23 sttarts against the Rays since signing with New York as a free agent before the 2009 season. Jon Weeks Jersey. He was 7-1 with a 2.44 ERA in 11 starts against Tampa Bay prior to joining the Yankees. The 33-year-olds bid to reverse the trend went well early, with Sabathia limiting the Rays to Longorias first-inning double on a hard grounder up the third base line until Tampa Bay broke through for three runs in the sixth. Sam Fulds bloop single to left got the Rays going. Desmond Jennings drew a four-pitch walk and both runners scored when Ben Zobrist lined a double into the gap in left-centre field to move into fourth place on Tampa Bays career RBI list with 450. Longoria singled to centre to give Price a 3-2 lead. The Yankees loaded the bases in the fifth on singles by Alex Rodriguez, Vernon Wells and Mark Reynolds, then scored twice to take a 2-0 lead without getting the ball out of the infield. Austin Romine fouled off three consecutive pitches on a full count before drawing a walk that allowed Rodriguez to score. Ichiro Suzuki grounded out to second base to drive in the other run. The walk was only the sixth Price has allowed in 11 starts since coming off the disabled list on July 2. "Youve got to be in the dugout to understand. That game began today and our guys believed we were going to win. Not in a cocky way, just in a very confident way," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "When you get to that point in the year -- almost September -- and you get that vibe among your group, its kind of a good thing. Weve been there before as a playoff and it really smells that way again." Notes: Girardi said that barring a setback, SS Derek Jeter (strained right calf) will rejoin the team Monday in Toronto. ... Rays All-Star LHP Matt Moore, on the 15-day disabled list due to left elbow soreness, pitched a simulated game and could be on track to return to the rotation soon. The 14-game winner said he felt good after the 49-pitch outing. "Today was a very positive day. I think we definitely can build off this," Moore said. ... Yankees OF Brett Gardner was out of the lineup against the left-handed throwing Price. He pinch-hit in the ninth against Rodney and flied to centre to end the game. ... New York 1B Lyle Overbay (flulike symptoms) took batting practice, but didnt start for the second straight game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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BOSTON -- Lyle Overbay watched the Red Sox receive their championship rings, knowing how close he came to getting one. Graham Knott Jersey . Then he got back at the team that released him five days before the start of last season, hitting a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning of the first game at Fenway Park since Boston won the World Series last October. That sparked a four-run inning against Edward Mujica that lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 win Friday. Getting released "was disappointing because I knew that they had a pretty good chance," Overbay said. "Its no hard feelings or anything. It was just a matter of trying to squeak in for a couple of weeks, anyway." During a nearly hour-long pregame ceremony, Red Sox players received their rings for winning the clubs third title in 10 years. But then the Brewers ended Bostons streak of wins in nine straight home openers. "It was a special day for us," Bostons Will Middlebrooks said. "It was emotional. For all of the guys that were a part of it last year, its a special journey we were on." Khris Davis doubled off Mujica (0-1), who made his Boston debut, and took third when Scooter Gennett reached on a sacrifice bunt. Overbay doubled to right for a 4-2 lead, advanced on the throw and scored on Carlos Gomezs fourth single of the game. Aramis Ramirez added an RBI single. Mujica was the St. Louis Cardinals closer for much of last season, then lost that job last September and did not pitch in the World Series against the Red Sox. He signed a $9.75 million, two-year deal with Boston. "They came out swinging against Mujica," Boston manager John Farrell said. "Knowing hes been in the National League Central, theyre familiar with him. At the same time, Edwards had a lot of success against that lineup. Mislocated a couple of balls, and he paid for it." Ryan Braun was 0 for 5 and was booed each time he came to the plate in his first road game following his 65-game suspension last season. Four days earlier, home fans applauded the 2011 NL MVP loudly during Milwaukees season opener. "I certainly wasnt anticipating a reception like I got in Milwaukee," Braun said. "Ive had plenty of experience dealing with it and I think regardless of how challenging anything is, the more you deal with it, the easier it becomes to deal with." Bostons winning streak in home openers was tied with Cincinnati (1983-91) for third-longest in major league history and ended behind 11 straight by the New York Yankees (1998-08) and 10 by Pittsburgh (1945-54). "This is a really intimidating place to come," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "The adrenaline that flows in this place is amazing." Brandon Kintzler (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win, and Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth in a non-save situation. Each starter allowed two runs, Marco Estrada in 5 2-3 innings for Milwaukee and Jake Peavy in six innings for Boston. Milwaukee took a 2-0 lead in the second on Jonathan Lucroys first homer of the season and Gomezs two-out, run-scoring single. Boston scored in the bottom half with the help of an error by right fielder Logan Schafer, who misplayed Grady Sizemores single for an error that scored Mike Napoli. Middlebrooks homered in the third. NOTES: Brewers reliever Will Smith allowed two walks with two wild pitches but no runs or hits in 1 1-3 innings. ... New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended the game. ... Milwaukee RHP Wily Peralta stumbled and fell as he ran to the third-base line when Brewers players were introduced before the game. "I didnt see him go down but thats what I heard. He had a dirty uniform when he came back," Roenicke said. "Hes fine."... Before the game, there was a moment of silence as a tribute to Lt. Edward J. Walsh and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy. They died last week while battling a fire in a home less than two miles from Fenway Park. Brandon Saad Jersey . You can, too, Clay Buchholz, if we ignore the sixth inning of Game 2. Doug Fister and Jake Peavy, youre up next in Game 4 and theres a lot to live up to. Chris Chelios Jersey . They kicked off the still-going trend of host cities winning the Grey Cup and sent Hall of Fame head coach Wally Buono to the front office a champion.UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Randy Carlyle could handle and might even expect some rustiness for 20 minutes or so after an 18-day Olympic break, but not for the entirety of what proved a dud for the Maple Leafs on Thursday in Long Island. "We gave them three goals," said Carlyle, still steaming after a 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders. "You cant win in the NHL giving three goals. Gifts. Total gifts." This was not the way Carlyle imagined his team starting the final lap of a long race to the playoffs – a blistering stretch featuring 21 more games in a hectic 44 days – but thats what he got, a sloppy, uninspired performance opposite a team that had lost seven of its previous eight games and was without its best player, John Tavares. Lacking the zip of their pre-Olympic pace – which included wins in 11 of 14 games – the Leafs managed to give away two shorthanded goals in a span of 48 seconds on the same two-minute power play before dropping a pair of third period leads. They lost the undeserved extra point in overtime when James van Riemsdyk could not corral a bouncing puck in the slot, essentially handing it to incoming Islander defender Lubomir Visnovsky, who snuck one through Jonathan Bernier. "I think mentally we looked like we were going to out-skill the hockey club we played against and they had a different attitude. They tried to grind it with us," said Carlyle afterward. "We tried to out-skill a hockey club tonight." Rust was to be expected after the two-plus week Olympic break, but not to the degree that it lingered on this night against a vastly inferior opponent. Two times in the third period did the Leafs vault in front – on goals from Dion Phaneuf and Joffrey Lupul – only to be jilted twice for that lead by Anders Lee, who scored twice in his first NHL game. Lee tapped in his first on a New York power-play, evading Phaneuf and Bernier on the fourth and final game-tying goal late in regulation. "You can expect it for a period," Carlyle said of rust, "but I think when you get down to the third period and youre up in a hockey game youd expect to be able to grind it out, tighten it up and finish the team off. "We were lucky to get a point." Perhaps the effort will offer an early warning to a club itching for a second consecutive spring of playoff hockey. While still comfortable as the first wild card in the East with 71 points that comfort has the potential – however unlikely at this point – to disappear if the Leafs were to catch a fever of bad hockey down the stretch. And with rivals in Montreal and Tampa Bay still there to be caught and Detroit just a smidge behind, heavy incentive remains to lay the foot on the pedal with just over a month left to play. "We know that we left a point here," said Phaneuf. "Thats something we have to recognize and learn from." Five Points 1. Stretch Drive Mentality It was a race to the 2008-09 postseason and Tim Gleason and the Carolina Hurricanes were in a desperate hunt to claim one of the final spots in the East. Winning 13 of their final 18 games they snuck in, landed the sixth seed and proceeded to march all the way to the conference finals.   "Thinking back I think thats what it was," Gleason told the Leaf Report. "You play as hard as you can because you needed those two points every night." Though his current team sits firm in a playoff position at the moment, Gleason hopes they latch onto his former clubs sense of nightly desperation. Thursday was in no way, shape or form a good start. "Its like a new season, a new beginning and you know youve got to come and play and get the wins when you can," said the 31-year-old. "...youve got to push when everyone else is pushing and you have to push harder than everybody else." The Olympic break could not have come at more inopportune time for the Leafs, who entered the stoppage on a scorching run that saw them emerge with points in 12 of 14 games (11-2-1). Gleason too was settling into a groove in Toronto after eight seasons in Carolina. "Its interesting because everybody is anxious for the break because its good to have a break, but you think in the back of your mind you dont want it to end because it was going in the right direction," he said. "Now I think its just more of a mental thing, knowing where we left off and what we have to do to keep the pace and pick up points when we can." 2. Lacking Defence In winning 11 of those 14 games before the break, the Leafs scored and scored quite a bit – averaging 3.64 goals per game, a number that would easily lead the league if somehow sustained. And yet in that same stretch, Toronto also gave up nearly three goals perr game itself and still ranks as one of the NHLs worst defensive clubs (all of this with terrific goaltending from Bernier). Brandon Mashinter Jersey. Team defence remains a sore spot for the Leafs and a worrying concern ahead of the playoffs when the hockey tends to tighten with goals ever the harder to come by. "Weve talked so much about defence and we havent really applied ourselves as a team in that area," said Carlyle on Thursday morning, "and thats one of the things that weve stated from the beginning of the season that we wanted to be stingier on the defensive side of it." No team allows more shots nightly than do the Leafs and only five teams have yielded more goals, none of them currently in a playoff position. The Islanders managed five on this night, playing without their top centre, Tavares, and their second-best centre, Frans Nielsen. "Weve talked about it so many times about our goaltenders having to be taxed in too many situations," Carlyle said. "Wed like to be able to say that its a new season for us, were starting over. The defensive aspect of it has to be part of it. But it takes goals to score in the league too. We just dont want to give up too many of the quality scoring chances..." 3. Bernier Workload Only one goaltender in the NHL has faced more shots this season than Bernier and thats Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes. Of course, Smith has also started 10 more games than the 25-year-old, who made his 39th start of the season at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday. Bernier faced 35 shots and allowed five goals, ending a run of 12 consecutive starts yielding three or fewer. "I thought my rebound control wasnt great tonight and Ive got to make more saves," he said afterward. "Five goals, its not a good night, but at the same time we got a point and weve got to move on." Shining in his first go-around as an NHL no. 1, the stretch drive will prove an interesting testing ground for Bernier. He has not played this many games in a season since 2009-10 when he was still in the American League with Manchester. 4. No Olympic Letdown? Back in 2010 and then the bench boss in Anaheim, Carlyle had a slew of players return from the Olympics in Vancouver emotionally spent and missing the gas required to carry the Ducks as per usual. But on Thursday morning, Carlyle raised the belief that Sochi Olympians Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and Nik Kulemin could actually have a leg up on their teammates having played the past few weeks. And he turned out to be fairly prescient, at least for a game. van Riemsdyk had a hand in three of the four Toronto goals, matching a career-high with three assists, while Kessel chipped in with his 32nd goal of the year, also adding a helper to what has been a scorching 2014. The 26-year-old is now tied for second in league scoring with 67 points, 30 of which have come in the New Year. "Its not too hard to get back into it," van Riemsdyk said prior to the game. "Obviously we know whats at stake. All my attention is here on the Maple Leafs. The Olympics is done and over with. Its all about the rest of the season here and what we have to accomplish here." 5. Olympic Experience An Olympian with the American squad for the first time, the 24-year-old van Riemsdyk said the experience was memorable despite a disappointing finish which saw the U.S. bounced by Canada in the semifinals and then trounced in the bronze medal game by Finland. "Obviously the ending wasnt necessarily how we wanted it go which is unfortunate, but in a tournament like that where its single elimination thats how it goes sometimes unfortunately. As far as the whole Olympic experience I thought it was pretty cool. It almost reminded me of being back in college again as far as just even the dorms and being at the cafeteria with all the other athletes." Stats-Pack 1479 – Shots faced by Jonathan Bernier this season, second most in the NHL. 67 – Points this season for Phil Kessel, now tied for second in league scoring. 29 – Points for Kessel in the past 16 games. 12 – Goals for Kessel in that same 16-game stretch. 2 – Shorthanded goals scored by the Islanders in 48 seconds of the same Toronto power-play on Thursday. 3.67 – Goals per game for the Leafs since Jan. 12. 3 – Goals against per game for the Leafs this season. 3 – Assists by James van Riemsdyk against New York, matching a career-high. Special Teams Capsule PP: 0-4Season: 21.8 per cent (4th) PK: 3-4Season: 77.9 per cent (29th) Quote of the Night "Gifts. Ive got no other word to describe the goals that we gave up." -Randy Carlyle, following the overtime loss to the Islanders. Up Next The Leafs head to Montreal for a Saturday showdown with the Canadiens. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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VANCOUVER - The B. Brandon McManus Jersey .C. Lions named Khari Jones as their new offensive co-ordinator Monday. Jones joins the Lions after two seasons as the quarterbacks coach with the Grey Cup-champion Saskatchewan Roughriders. "Khari is a young, fresh football mind that brings a key combination of significant playing and coaching experience to the role of offensive co-ordinator," Lions head coach Mike Benevides said in a statement. "After a number of conversations with Khari over the past couple of weeks, I am very excited about his positive approach to the game, the offensive concepts he will bring to our offence and how they will translate on the field." Prior to joining the Riders, Jones served as Hamiltons offensive co-ordinator in 2011. Jones began his CFL coaching career as the Ticats quarterbacks coach in 09. Jones began his CFL playing career as a quarterback with the Lions in 97 before being dealt to Winnipeg in 2000. In 2001, Jones was named the leagues outstanding player after guiding the Bombers to a 14-4 regular-season record. Jones also played for Calgary (2004) and Hamilton (2005) and twice went to training camp with Edmonton before joining CBCs CFL broadcast crew in 2006. "Its an honour to return to the same organization that gave me an opportunity to play in this great league many years ago," said Jones. "There is a tremendous nucleus of great offensive players here led by Travis Lulay, who I believe is one of the elite quarterbacks in our league. "Im elated to be working with Mike as well as everyone on the offensive staff and I cant wait to get started on building a champion in B.C."Max Garcia Jersey . Both of Padakins goals came in the second period while Zane Jones added a single in the first period for Calgary (13-6-4). Hitmen goaltender Chris Driedger finished with 30 saves for the shutout. Jamaal Charles Jersey . Cleveland has won the first two of this set and has won six straight games since losing back-to-back tilts to open the year. Seattle, on the other hand, has now lost six in a row following consecutive wins to kick off its campaign.CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Reds starter Mat Latos had an MRI on his sore pitching forearm Saturday, a new problem that leaves him unsure of the next step in his recovery from a knee injury. The right-hander had surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow after last season. His comeback was on schedule until he tore cartilage in his left knee while throwing in February. He had surgery the day the Reds opened camp. Latos was one of eight Reds who opened the season on the disabled list. The Reds were hoping to have him back by the middle of April, but his latest setback has pushed that back. Latos was scratched from a rehab start in the minors this week because of elbow soreness. He threw on Friday but had to stop when his forearm became sore. "Now its the forearm," Latos said. "We thought we had it hammered out, but it came back on me." The Reds were awaiting the tesst results before deciding the next step. Garett Bolles Jersey. "Mat obviously didnt feel very good yesterday," manager Bryan Price said. "Everything started out fine, then he threw a pitch that bothered the inside of his right elbow and were smart enough to know that we needed to shut him down. "Theyre doing some testing to see if theres some swelling and tightness in the area. Were hoping thats all it is. Were optimistic thats it, but it is a step back." Latos and closer Aroldis Chapman -- sidelined until at least May after being struck in the forehead by a line drive during spring training -- both rode in the citys opening day parade. Latos was frustrated that his arm began to bother him this week, extending his comeback. "Its definitely bugging me," he said. "Im definitely not getting a good nights sleep because of it." Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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Jacksonville, FL  - Guard Will Rackley was among six players released by the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday to make room for the teams undrafted rookie class. Darron Lee Jersey . A third-round pick of Jacksonville in the 2011 draft, Rackley started 14 games at left guard for the Jags as a rookie and opened all 11 contests he appeared in this past season. The Lehigh product missed the entire 2012 campaign with an ankle injury. Also off the roster are running back Delone Carter, fullback Shaun Chapas, wide receivers Jeremy Ebert and Stephen Williams and defensive tackle Drake Nevis. Nevis, a third-round choice of Indianapolis in the same 2011 draft, had been signed by Jacksonville late last season after being waived by Dallas in December. He played in 11 games with the Cowboys in 2013, recording 13 tackles. The Jaguars also announced the signing of 17 rookie free agents, including former Miami-Florida quarterback Stephen Morris. Joe Namath Jersey . The 42-ranked Czech saved seven break points while converting his one chance, and defeated the No. 3 seed in 1 hour 46 minutes. Rosol, who lost in the final in Stuttgart against Roberto Bautista Agut on Sunday, awaits the winner between Philipp Kohlschreiber or 2011 champion Gilles Simon. Corey Lemonier Jersey . The day began ominously for the Rangers when star pitcher Yu Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start with stiffness in his neck. Fill-in Scott Baker gave up three hits over six innings and Chris Gimenez hit a tiebreaking two-out RBI single in the sixth off Phil Hughes.Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Jennings and Greg Monroe posted double-doubles and the Detroit Pistons got back in the win column with a 98-93 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Jennings scored all 20 of his points in the second half and handed out 11 assists while Monroe finished with 16 points and a season-high 17 rebounds for Detroit, winners in eight of nine since waiving Josh Smith. The Pistons won seven straight before falling to the Eastern Conference- leading Hawks 106-103 on Friday. Winning is always fun, Monroe said. We just want to keep it going. Joe Johnson led six Nets in double figures with 17 points, while Brook Lopez contributed 11 points and 15 rebounds off the bench. Brooklyn has lost five in a row. The Pistons led by five after three quarters, but their lead was down to 84-82 following Darius Morris layup with 4 1/2 to play. Out of a timeout, transition layups by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jennings pushed the spread back to six. Jennings then hit a 3-pointer from the leftt corner, and after empty possessions both ways and a media timeout, Monroes layup with just under two minutes to play gave Detroit a 93-84 advantage. Curtis Martin Jersey. Jonas Jerebko then nailed the dagger a minute later, a top-of-the-key 3 at 1:10. When you give teams easy, uncontested layups its hard to win, Nets center Mason Plumlee said. The Pistons led for most of the first half, only trailing for one minute and 16 seconds in the second quarter, but never created much distance. Down by three following four straight Brooklyn free throws -- two each by Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson -- Kyle Singler hit a 3-pointer just before halftime to tie it at 47-47. Jennings scored 13 points in the third. Game Notes Lopez hit his first career regular-season 3-pointer with 16 seconds left ... The Nets had won three straight in this series ... Bogdanovic scored 14 points in his first start since Dec. 8. ... Plumlee also had 14 for Brooklyn. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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GENEVA -- Roger Federer won the decisive singles match on Sunday to give Switzerland a 3-2 win over Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup and a spot in the semifinals for the first time in 11 years. Trevon Coley Jersey . Federer cruised to a 7-6 (0), 6-2, 6-3 victory over 64th-ranked Andrey Golubev, then ran across the court to embrace team captain Severin Luethi. "Were very relieved and very happy," said the 32-year-old Federer, who has never won a Davis Cup title. "It was a long weekend with a lot of tennis." Trailing 2-1 after losing Saturdays doubles, Switzerland had drawn level when Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. "Stan gave me the chance to play again today. It was a pleasure," Federer said in French in a courtside interview in front of the 15,000-plus crowd at the Palexpo indoor arena Switzerland will host Italy in the semifinals on Sept. 12-14. The Swiss have never won the Davis Cup, and last reached the semifinals in 2003. Then, a Federer-led team lost to Lleyton Hewitts Australia. Federer converted his first match point when his opponent could not return the serve. He also won in straight sets in Fridays opening singles against 56th-ranked Kukushkin. On Sunday, the third-ranked Wawrinka did not allow Kukushkin any break points in the match, though lost the first-set tiebreaker after a series of misplayed forehands. Wawrinka then used service breaks in the fifth game of the second set and opening game of the third to take control. He forced the decisive break at 4-4 in the fourth, with a forehand crosscourt return for a winner. Wawrinka clinched the match with his 25th ace. Derrick Kindred Jersey . -- Louisville backup quarterback Reggie Bonnafon ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and the No. Kenny Britt Jersey . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox have put first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained finger and recalled right-hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket. The moves were made before Sundays game against Tampa Bay. Napoli has been playing with an injured fourth finger on his left hand, along with nagging hamstring and calf issues. He also missed games Wednesday and Thursday due to flu-like symptoms. The decision on Napoli allows Boston to keep right-hander Alex Wilson on the roster to help a taxed bullpen. The Red Sox used seven relievers in Saturdays 6-5, 115-inning loss to Tampa Bay. Myles Garrett Jersey. Napoli is hitting .260 with five homers and 22 RBIs this season. He will return to Boston for further examination. Mike Carp will fill in at first base. "The fact is we needed to keep the added bullpen arm," Boston manager John Farrell said. "Mike is still a few days away." Workman was called up to start Sundays game with Rays in place of left-hander Felix Doubront, who is on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder. Workman made three relief appearances earlier this year before being optioned to Pawtucket on April 8. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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(SportsNetwork. Brad Wing Jersey .com) - For the first 32 minutes on Sunday at CenturyLink Field it finally looked like Seattle would overcome its nemesis, the Los Angeles Galaxy. After being knocked out of the postseason at the hands of Bruce Arenas team in 2010 and 2012, Seattle was looking at the Western Conference finals as a chance to finally exorcise those demons. The Sounders found themselves down 1-0 after the first leg in Los Angeles, but the team seemed to seize all the momentum on Sunday with two goals in the span of six first-half minutes, including a potentially demoralizing second goal that saw Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo allow a shot from Clint Dempsey to slip through his hands and find its way over the goal line. Yet after that goal the Sounders failed to build on their lead and put Los Angeles away, allowing the Galaxy to hang around until the 54th minute when a lightning bolt from Juninho found the back of the Seattle net. That goal put the Galaxy in position to advance on the away goals rule and it sucked the life out of CenturyLink Field, leaving Sounders fans with that all- too familiar feeling of coming up short once again. Outside of a late chance from Dempsey, Seattle was never able to quite recover from that punch to the gut provided by Juninho, and the club must now once again reflect on a season that ended just a little too early. Without a doubt there will be plenty of disappointment in Seattle, but head coach Sigi Schmid was able to see a bigger picture regarding this season, which saw his team capture its fourth U.S. Open Cup in six years while also adding the first Supporters Shield in club history to the trophy cabinet. Im going to see [this team] as a team that accomplished a hell of a lot, Schmid said after Sundays match. Im really proud of our team. Im proud of their effort, Im proud of their fight to the very end. Weve won five trophies now in six years. There arent a lot of clubs that have [accomplished that] in this league. In fact, most clubs in MLS would be thrilled just to have five trophies in their MLS existence, let alone in the span of six years. Not only have the Sounders built the best fan base in the league, but the team has been the definition of consistency, reaching the postseason under Schmids direction each year while winning at least 12 games during the regular season. Compare that to the existence of Toronto FC, which joined the league two years prior to the Sounders and has yet to reach the postseason, while having failed to win more than 11 games in any season. A comparison to a league doormat like Toronto might not offer much in the way of consolation for the Sounders, but it is important to keep in perspective what the club has managed to accomplish in its brief time in MLS. After all the success the team has enjoyed in the U.S. Open Cup it was a big step forward for Seattle to be able to capture the Supporters Shield, which the team clinched, ironically enough, on the final weekend of the season with a 2-0 win over the Galaxy. Supporters Shield is nice, its great because it is a reflection of the whole season, it shows we were the best team over the whole season, Schmid said. Unfortunately it decides that the MLS Cup winner is the top team. Thats a mountain we havent climbed yet - I thought for sure this could be our year to climb that mountain. I thought we were very close to it. Seattle has come close to climbing that mountain before, and this season was nearly a historic one as the Sounders attempted to become the first team in MLS to capture the treble, winning U.S. Open Cup, the Supporters Shield and MLS Cup. But after crossing off the first two items from that list, Seattle once again came up against a Galaxy side that was a little more experienced and had more of a playoff pedigree, which proved to be the difference in getting the team to its third MLS Cup in four years. Seattle may have come up short once again in its quest for MLS Cup, but as the team looks back at its 2014 campaign, it will do so with a feeling of accomplishment, despite the fact that, once again, Los Angeles prevented the Sounders from reaching the top of the mountain. Rhett Ellison Jersey . -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew practiced in a limited capacity Friday, a positive sign he might be able to play against the Tennessee Titans. Mark Herzlich Jersey . After not scoring 40 points in the opening quarter in the last five seasons, the Rockets have done it five times this season and twice in the last three games.PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Josh Becketts left hip isnt 100 per cent. Neither is his fastball. Still, the Los Angeles Dodgers veteran right-hander was in no mood to use either as an excuse after his return from the disabled list lasted less than four innings in a 12-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. "I was ready the pitch," Beckett said. "The trainers cleared me. The doctors cleared me. I just didnt pitch well and I put the guys coming in behind me in a tough spot because they had to pitch way too many innings." Far too many, as it turned out. Beckett allowed four runs in 3 2-3 innings and while the Dodgers erased an early 4-1 deficit to tie the game, the bullpen crumpled late as the Pirates scored four runs in the sixth and the eighth to improve to a National League-best 33-21 at home. "It was one of those games where every time we caught them or were going to catch them, they kept pulling away," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "Good teams do that and theyre a good team." Beckett was in the middle of a late-career renaissance when his hip flared up in a victory over Colorado on July 8. The rust showed in his return. Neil Walker, Gregory Polanco and Ike Davis all hit solo homers against Beckett, who had allowed just one earned run in his previous 27 innings pitched on the road. "They werent calling the low strike early and I think he got a little frustrated," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Beckett. "He started throw the ball up in the zone to try to get strikes and he made mistakes that they wound up hitting." Polanco was just getting started. Given a rare day off on Monday to hit the reset button, Polanco later added a bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth to put the Pirates in front for good. The rookie, who came in hitting .133 in his previous 11 games, finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. "To fight through an at-bat and drive in a couple of runs opposite field, off gap, it was good to see," Hurdle said. Walker went 2 for 4 with his 15th homer and three RBIs. Davis finished with three hits, including his sixth home run. Evan Engram Jersey. Vance Worley (3-1) overcame some shaky defence behind him to win for the first time in nearly a month. Adrian Gonzalez smacked his 15th long ball of the season and finished with three RBIs for the Dodgers. Maholm (1-5) took the loss after giving up consecutive singles leading off the sixth and Wright couldnt shut the door. Wright managed to get two outs before things went south. He walked Gaby Sanchez to load the bases before Polancos opposite-field single to left. Travis Snider followed with an RBI single and after Wright hit Pirates star Andrew McCutchen, Polanco sprinted home on a wild pitch to make it 8-4. "I just had a terrible night," Wright said. "I wasnt locating pitches and I was all over the place." Pittsburghs attempts to gain some retribution for McCutchen getting plunked nearly backfired. Pittsburgh reliever Justin Wilson was ejected in the top of the seventh after hitting Justin Turner. Hurdle joined Wilson in the clubhouse after getting tossed by third base umpire Jeff Nelson. "I was just more surprised there wasnt a warning given," Wilson said. "Umpires decision. Once youre thrown, youre thrown." Gonzalez followed with a lined shot to the seats in right-centre off Jared Hughes to draw the Dodgers to 8-6. Scott Van Slyke pulled Los Angeles within a run in the eighth with the Dodgers first pinch-hit homer of the year before Pittsburgh touched reliever Chris Perez for four runs in the bottom of the inning. Worley was far more efficient. The play behind him was not. The Dodgers turned Pedro Alvarezs MLB-leading 22nd error into two runs in the third and scored two more to tie it in the sixth when Josh Harrison — Alvarezs replacement — threw a ball into the stands to spark a two-run rally as the Dodgers pulled even. NOTES: Alvarez left the game after the fourth inning due to discomfort in his left knee. ... Walker is 10 for his last 17 (.588). ... The series wraps up on Wednesday when Pittsburghs Francisco Liriano (1-7, 4.43 ERA) faces Dan Haren (8-7, 4.30). Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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