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Gloucestershire 120 for 1 (Klinger 56*, Cockbain 53*) beat Glamorgan 119 for 6 (van Buuren 3-19) by nine wicketsScorecard First met second in this top of the South Group clash in the Natwest T20 Blast in Cardiff, and it was Gloucestershire who secured victory against Glamorgan to become leaders. Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes Free Shipping . Going into this game the teams were level on points with only net run-rate separating them.Wickets for Graeme van Buuren and tight bowling from Benny Howell and Tom Smith restricted Glamorgan to 119 for 6. It was never enough runs to defend and an unbeaten stand of 97 between Michael Klinger and Ian Cockbain took Gloucestershire home. Both men reached fifty as they secured victory with 23 balls to spare.A slow pitch with low bounce confronted the teams at Cardiff and it was surprising that Glamorgan chose to bat first on a pitch that was used for the match against Sussex on Thursday night. Right from the start of the home sides innings the Gloucestershire bowlers were on top. A steady batting Powerplay took Glamorgan to 40 without loss but the introduction of spin bowling helped the visitors take control.Van Buuren took two wickets with his slow left-arm bowling in this first over, and they were the scalps of Glamorgans two in-form T20 batsmen. First David Lloyd looped the ball off a leading edge to Michael Klinger at mid-off and two balls later Colin Ingram was pinned lbw by a quicker delivery.From there the Glamorgan batsmen struggled to find any timing against some canny Gloucestershire bowling. It became clear very early on that pace off the ball was the way to go, and the Gloucestershire attack was perfectly suited to doing just that. Howell conceded just 13 runs from his four overs of medium pace and van Buuren finished with 3 for 19.It looked as if Glamorgan would fail to reach 100, but 32 from Graham Wagg, which included the only two sixes of the innings, helped them set a target of 120. Wagg scored 18 runs off the 20th over, bowled by Andrew Tye, to give his team a chance, albeit a slim one.A Glamorgan attack that featured the pace of Shaun Tait and Timm van der Gugten was far less equipped to cause real issues on this tired Cardiff pitch, and the extra pace allowed the Gloucestershire batsmen to time the ball with much greater ease than the opposition.The early wicket of Hamish Marshall, well caught down the leg side by Mark Wallace off van der Gugten, gave Glamorgan some hope but from there Gloucestershire cruised to victory. With a lack of slower bowling options available to him Rudolph brought himself on to bowl his part-time legspin for the first time in the T20 Blast this season in attempt to try something different. By then the run rate was down to four an over and there was no need for Gloucestershire to take any risks.This defeat is a setback for Glamorgan but they still have four matches left in this competition and are well placed to secure a quarter-final spot. For Gloucestershire one more win from their remaining two matches and they are mathematically certain of qualification for the knockout stages. Cheap Nike Air Max Mens . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes Wholesale .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. RICHMOND, Ky. -- Nick Mayo scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Asante Gist had 21 points, and Eastern Kentucky scored 45 points from the free-throw line in a 97-87 season-opening win over IUPUI on Friday night.Mayo, last years Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, was 12 of 12 from the line, while Gist made 16 of his 22 attempts to go with seven boards and five assists.Eastern Kentucky led by as many as 24 in the second half, but a layup from Darrrell Combs got IUPUI within 86-76 with 2:12 remaining. Nike Air Max Womens Shoes Sale. The Colonels made 11 free throws in the final 1:34 and finished 45 of 56 from the stripe.IUPUI had two players foul out and five with four fouls. Combs led all scorers with 28 points for the Jaguars.The game featured 65 fouls and 83 free-throw attempts between both teams. ' ' '
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LONDON -- Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, its up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days.In another blow to the image of the sports superpower, the highest court in sports on Thursday dismissed an appeal by 68 Russian track athletes of the ban imposed by the IAAF following allegations of systematic and state-sponsored doping.Sports officials in Moscow condemned the ruling as political, and said some athletes might take their case to civil courts. Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva said the Rio Games will be devalued, with only pseudo-gold medals available.In its ruling, the Court of Arbitration for Sport found that track and fields world governing body, the IAAF, had properly applied its own rules in keeping the Russians out of the games that begin Aug. 5.The three-man panel ruled that the Russian Olympic Committee is not entitled to nominate Russian track and field athletes to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games considering that they are not eligible to participate under the IAAF competition rules.The Russians had argued against a collective ban, saying it punishes those athletes who have not been accused of wrongdoing.The IAAF praised the decision, saying: Todays judgment has created a level playing field for athletes.IAAF President Sebastian Coe, who has declared the ban is crucial to protecting the integrity of the competition, said it was not a day for triumphant statements.I didnt come into this sport to stop athletes from competing, he said. It is our federations instinctive desire to include, not exclude.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko suggested Russia could take the case to a civil court. CAS general secretary Matthieu Reeb said the Russians have the right to appeal to the Swiss federal tribunal within 30 days, but only on procedural grounds, not the merits of the decision. Olympic bodies and athletes sign up to CAS jurisdiction, and its rulings have very rarely been overturned.Reeb said the ruling is not binding on the International Olympic Committee, which has the final say as the supreme organizer of the games. However, the IOC last month accepted the IAAF decision to maintain its ban on the Russian athletes.The door is open for the IOC to decide, to determine even on a case-by-case principle whether these athletes are eligible or not, Reeb told reporters outside the court headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.While the ruling clears the way for other individual sports federations to apply similar bans on Russians, it also increases pressure on the IOC to take the unprecedented step of excluding the whole Russian team. The IOC has never banned an entire country from the games for doping, and the last time Russia missed the Olympics was in 1984, when the Soviet Union boycotted the Los Angeles Games.The World Anti-Doping Agency, along with many national anti-doping bodies and athletes groups, have called on the IOC to impose a total ban on Russia following fresh allegations of state-orchestrated cheating across dozens of Olympic sports.Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, who was commissioned by WADA, issued a scathing report Monday that accused Russias Sports Ministry of orchestrating a doping system that affected 28 summer and winter Olympic sports. Officers of Russias intelligence service, the FSB, were also involved in the cheating, which included swapping of doping samples at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, McLaren found.On Tuesday, the IOC executive board said it would explore the legal options for a possible total ban on Russia but would wait until after the CAS ruling before making a final decision.The IOCC executive board is scheduled to hold another emergency meeting Sunday via teleconference to consider the issue. Discount Air Jordan. In a statement Thursday, the IOC said it takes note of the CAS ruling upholding the track and field ban.We will now have to study and analyze the full decision, the IOC said. The IOC decision on the participation of the Russian athletes will be taken in the coming days.Former WADA president Dick Pound, an IOC member from Canada, accused the IOC of dithering and said the committee does not show the appetite to apply a total ban.Youve got the power to simply withdraw the invitation and say, `Sorry, your country has not demonstrated any understanding or respect of rules for clean competition. Youre not welcome, Pound said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.Pound, who authored a WADA report last year that detailed cheating in Russia and led to the IAAF ban, criticized the IOC for suggesting that individual federations could decide whether to exclude Russian athletes in their own sports, rather than imposing a complete ban itself.Why is the IOC not acting in the face of incontrovertible evidence of government interference? he said. What else do you need?A group of 14 national anti-doping agencies sent a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach urging a complete ban to uphold the Olympic Charter and the integrity of the Rio Olympic Games. Among the countries represented in the letter were the United States, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Austria.Germanys Olympic committee president Alfons Hoermann said the CAS verdict was a clear signal to the IOC.Where we have systematic cheating, we also must have systematic punishment, he said.As it stands, the IAAF has approved just two Russians to compete, as neutral athletes, after they showed they had been training and living abroad under a robust drug-testing regime. One is doping whistleblower and 800-meter runner Yulia Stepanova; the other is Florida-based long jumper Darya Klishina.Mutko said a Russian government committee will be formed to examine the McLaren report.He added Russian athletes will continue to defend their honor and dignity even though any legal proceedings may not be held before the games begin.Russia canceled a ceremonial send-off Friday for its Olympic athletes heading to Rio.Isinbayeva, the pole vault world record holder who is the face and voice of Russian track and field, told the state news agency Tass that the ruling marked the funeral of her sport.She had been aiming for her fifth Olympics and was a leading voice in calling for the ban to be overturned, even speaking at Tuesdays CAS hearing.In comments on her Instagram page, Isinbayeva suggested that some of her foreign rivals could be doping and wanted Russia banned to make the competition easier.Let all these pseudo-clean foreign athletes breathe a sigh of relief and win their pseudo-gold medals without us, she said. Theyve always been frightened of strength.Bans for individual dopers are fair, but not the exclusion of a whole team, hurdler Timofey Chaly argued.Its dishonest, he said. There are people who decided for themselves that they can dope and maybe somehow theyd get away with it. That didnt happen and they got bans. Thats fair.Vera Rebrik, who won gold in the javelin for Ukraine at the European Championships before switching her allegiance to Russia after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, was left out by the ruling.I dont know whether to laugh or cry. ... I cant find the words, she told Russian state broadcaster Match TV.---AP Sports Writers Graham Dunbar and James Ellingworth in Zhukovsky, Russia, contributed. ' ' '
Joel Garner, the former fast-bowling great who is now West Indies team manager, feels players from the region have promise but dont work hard enough. Derek Sanderson Jersey .Weve always had promising players, weve always had attractive players, the problems we have is that, most of the players are identified, I dont think they work hard enough, and they fall away, Garner said, in a media interaction on Tuesday. I think that if the players are prepared to work as hard as they need to work, they can get to the top of world cricket as well.When asked which areas the players might need to work harder on, he pointed to the lack of long innings and sizeable partnerships, which has been a problem for West Indies right through their ongoing Test series against India, apart from the final day of the drawn second Test in Jamaica.I think that the longer they spend in the middle, the easier the batting becomes, he said. And I think that is one area that Id like to see improve, where youd like to see the fellows batting long, not only batting long but batting effectively.If you look at it, partnerships are important in any cricket game. The reason we were able to save the game in Jamaica was we had batting partnerships virtually whole day. If you dont get the partnerships, you wont get the performances. Its very important to take something away from the game in Jamaica, to look at how we prepare and how we can build on it.Garner said the lure of T20 may be hampering West Indies younger players coming through the junior ranks.I think that, when you look at our cricket, we are challenging maybe up to Under-19s, he said. If you look at every world competition, when you look at them, West Indies is there. Where we have the challenge is when we go away. I think everybody looks at the T20 cricket and they want to play the T20 format of the game as opposed to playing the longer version of the game, and, you know, it is a matter of choice. Why work for five days if you can work for three hours? I think that thats the mentality and its something that weve got to try and change in terms of how our players look at the cricket and the type of cricket our players want to play.While Garner clarified that he wasnt dissuading players from playing T20, he wanted revenues earned from T20 to be invested in the grassroots, and for the players to be able to play more first-class cricket. He compared the current situation, where domestic players play ten matches a year, to the situation of the best West Indies players of his era, who were all overseas professionals in county cricket.I dont know about discouraging [players from taking part in T20], he said. As I said, T20 cricket is used to raise finances for everybody, and I think that if you look at it, that is where we should have been trying to say we can, you know, earn some income that we can reinvest in our junior cricketers and in our local cricket.We are fortunate that we can play ten games now as opposed to five. Are ten games enough in a year? When I played, I played 20-somebody or 40-somebody games in a year playing county cricket, and that is where the strength of the cricket is - the more you play, the more you get accustomed to it, the harder the cricket is, and the more professional you become.Asked about the proposal to split Test cricket into two tiers, Garner said such a move would keep Test cricket to a chosen few.I wish them luck if they want cricket to remain with the big three or the big four, he said. 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It said one snapped, leaving the camera suspended by two cables for 45-60 minutes.OBS said the Aug. 15 incident was actually the result of the cutting -- of its sustaining cables -- by a third party. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- The 20th season of the WNBA ended with an amazing final game that is sure to warm the hearts of Sparks fans and irritate Lynx fans for years to come. Cheap Nike Sb For Sale .In Los Angeles 77-76 victory in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Thursday, there were huge shots, key rebounds, crucial steals -- and one controversial basket by the Sparks that appeared to come after the shot clock expired late in the fourth quarter.It prompted angry postgame comments about officiating from Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve. And it followed a missed backcourt violation in Game 4 -- a mistake the WNBA formally acknowledged -- that went in Minnesotas favor in that close contest the Lynx won in Los Angeles.While those moments put an unwanted focus on the referees, the fact is that this series was exactly what the WNBA was hoping for with its changes to the playoff format. Doing away with conference affiliation and seeding the top eight teams by record meant that the two best teams -- Minnesota at 28-6 and Los Angeles at 26-8 -- had the chance to meet in the WNBA Finals, despite both being West teams.The result was a hard-fought, exciting series where momentum was fleeting because both teams were so good. It figured that the last game would come down to the closing seconds, because so little separated the Sparks and the Lynx.The team that won this game deserved to win the game, Lynx star Maya Moore said in a very quiet, disappointed Minnesota locker room. Its just hard to have it come that close. The crowd was awesome, and were so appreciative of all the support and energy that they brought us, and we gave it everything we had.But the 19,423 who came to Target Center hoping to see the Lynx win their second consecutive title and tie the Houston Comets with four championships overall instead watched as time ran out on the Lynx after Nneka Ogwumikes winning putback with 3.1 seconds left.Everybody at one point made a big play, said Moore, who had 23 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds. Nneka made a great hustle play to will them to that last shot.Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen actually had the final shot, a heave from about half court, that Sparks center Candace Parker watched with some fear.Its like, I cant breathe until the ball hit the backboard, Parker said. Theres a possibility Lindsay could make a half-court shot with our luck. Until the last moment when there was zero on the clock and I had the ball, thats when Kristi [Toliver] just tackled me, and it was amazing.For the league, it was a terrific showcase of the talent that has developed in the 20 years of the WNBAs existence. Sparks coach Brian Agler, who started his WNBA career in Minnesota when the franchise launched in 1999, gave credit to the Lynx for all theyve done to raise the bar in the league.Toliver did the same thing, talking about how much Minnesotas greatness -- the Lynx have been in the WNBA Finals five of the past six years -- set the standard for everyone else.Toliver said that the night before Game 5, the Sparks watched ESPNs 30-for-30 documentary, Bad Boys, on the Detroit Pistons rise to winning NBA titles in 1989 and 90. The Pistons won the first of those championships by beating Los Angeles, after the Lakers had won two in a row.Considering then-Lakers legend Magic Johnson is one of the Sparks owners now, you might think it odd that the Sparks would look to the Pistons, of all teams, for inspiration. But the documentary was motivating because it illustrated how Detroit successfully challenged the established greatness of the Lakers.Because thats what the Sparks were trying to do in this series against the Lynx. And they ended up doing it by winning twice in Minnesota, which few were expecting.Minnesota is a great franchise that has won multiple championships, Toliver said. We had much to learn from them. So for us to beat them on their home court, it speaks volumes about us and who we are. Its something nobody really thought we could do except us.The Sparks also won Game 1 here at Target Center 78-76 on Alana Beards buzzer-beating jumper. That was the loss that Reeve particularly lamented, because she thought the Lynx had their worst overall performance in that game.Minnesota then dominated Game 2 with defense, winning 79-60. The Sparks turned the tables in the third game with the series moving to Los Angeles, winning the aggression and energy battle to prevail 92-75.With a chance to claim the title at home at Staples Center on Sunday, the Sparks made a few key errors down the stretch, and Minnesota made big plays. The Lynx won 85-79, and it seemed as though they had the momentum -- finally -- wrapped up for the series.But despite the green-clad bedlam of Target Center on Thursday, the Sparks just didnt get rattled. They trailed 34-28 at halftime, with Ogwumike battling foul trouble. But the Sparks offense was much sharper in the third quarter, outscoring Minnesota 26-21, and setting up a down-to-the wire fourth quarter.As was the case in Game 4, the final period was epic all on its own. Parkers layup put the Sparks ahead 71-63 with 3:06 left in the game. The Lynx rallied with an 8-0 run capped by Whalens steal and layup, tying the score at 71.At the 1:12 mark, Ogwumike hit the shot that appeared to be released just after the shot clock expired, but it wasnt reviewed by the officials. Reeve was very unhappy about that afterward.Get the simple things right and well live with the other stuff that happens in a game, Reeve said. Maybe they still win; I dont know. Thats why I dont want to take anything away from L.A.Theres no question the second half, they scored at will in the paint. We had them at 34 percent in the first half. I thought [we were] defending our tails off, and then in the second half, we didnt get that done.It was riveting final minute, no matter which side you were rooting for. Seimone Augustus, the longest-tenured Lynx player, tied the score at 73 with a jumper. Then Minnesotas Rebekkah Brunson was fouled, and hit one of two free throws.Parker answered with a layup off a great feed from Ogwumike to put the Sparks back up 75-74 with 19.7 seconds left. But Moore hit a turnaround baseline jumper to give the Lynx a 76-75 lead.In the Sparks final possession, Chelsea Gray -- whose six fourth-quarter points were very big -- missed a shot, but Ogwumike grabbed the rebound. Her follow was blocked by Sylvia Fowles, but Ogwumike got it back and scored this time.We said, The rebound of your life is coming, Toliver explained about what the Sparks told Ogwumike during their last timeout. And that was the rebound and putback of her life.It was a heartbreaking end for the Lynxs Roar for Four quest, but a dream come true for so many of the Sparks veteran players who at times had to seriously wonder if this would ever happen.And for the WNBA, it was a game that will be long remembered.They really wanted it, Ogwumike said. But we wanted it, too. Nike Sb Sale . 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NRL star and former San Francisco 49ers player Jarryd Hayne has been caught in an embarrassing pornography gaffe while presenting an online safety talk at a high school on Australias Gold Coast.Haynes online browsing history was being shown on a screen at the school, featuring mostly sports images, when a pornographic website was displayed on the screen to the 200-plus students in attendance at Robina State High School.Norton Security, on whose behalf Hayne was presenting the talk, said afterwards the images had come from another device that had entered the network.Its unfortunate and all I can say [is] it definitely was not Jarryds device, Haynes co-host from Norton, Nick Savvides, said. Connecting to open networks, people can see what youre doing and in this case, inject unwanted materials.Hayne was shocked by the appearance of the images, which remained on the screen for a number of seconds and included lewd acts and a topless woman. Nike Sb Shoes For Cheap. .It was [awkward], he said. I shut my phone straight away so that way I was logged off. Wow.Its not believed Hayne was due to give any further talks at other schools.The demo has been shown before at a number of talks elsewhere without Hayne and Mr Savvides claimed such an issue had not arisen before. He also said they would be unable to ascertain exactly whose device the website had come from.Hayne, the former Parramatta Eels player, returned to Australia earlier this year after a stint in the US playing for the 49ers in the NFL and an unsuccessful attempt to make the Rio Olympic Games with the Fiji rugby sevens team. ' ' '
If the all-time XI is any indication, this is the golden age of Indian cricket. Cheap San Francisco 49ers Jerseys . Four players in the list - Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni - are currently in the national side and two others, Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath, retired fairly recently. The trouble with golden ages is that they are seldom recognised as such by those living through them. In sport especially, greatness is usually bestowed retrospectively. Perhaps it is no coincidence that India are currently the No. 1 side in the world.That six of the XI made their debuts after November 1989, when Tendulkar first announced himself to the world, is a tribute to the Mumbai mans impact. Golden Ages must have their iconic figure and Tendulkar is clearly the one here, both for what he has accomplished himself and for his qualities that inspired the others.The XI, so heavily tipped in favour of the modern players, has only two cricketers who appeared before independence. Vijay Hazare and Vinoo Mankad both made their debuts at Lords in 1946. Mankad was 29 and opened the batting with Vijay Merchant; Hazare was 31 and opened the bowling with Lala Amarnath, although each was to become better known for his other skill.Erapalli Prasanna alone of the spin quartet of the 60s and 70s makes the cut. S Venkatraghavan might have been the offspinner of choice towards the end of Prasannas career, but in an all-time XI, Prasannas greater variety and classicism were bound to make the difference. The presence of Mankad with his dual skills kept Bishan Bedi out, while Bhagwath Chandrasekhar had to make way for Anil Kumble with his superior record and aggressive outlook.Four players - Sunil Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Kapil Dev and Mankad - were unanimous choices, while Sehwag, Dravid and Kumble were nearly so.The bowling attack is well balanced, with three different types of spinners and two fast-medium men. There is no left-hand batsman, and that speaks of a lack of variety in the middle order. Syed Kirmani might have run Dhoni close for the wicketkeepers slot, and with a re-jigging of the batting order it might have been possible to include Zaheer Khan (again, for variety). Perhaps he might have been in the 12.Nine of the 11 have captained India, so who should get the vote here? A case can be made for Hazare. Or Gavaskar. But for the dignity he brought to the job, his commitment to the team and the game itself, and his demonstration through the 14 Tests he led in that you can be aggressive without being boorish, my vote would go to Anil Kumble.Tendulkar might have set up the golden age and been its most obvious representative, but it was Kumble whose bowling secured the victories that made the difference in that period.The XI1 Sunil GavaskarMy view is that Sunny Gavaskar is the greatest batsman I have come across. He has opened the innings against genuine fast bowlers like Michael Holding, Roberts, Croft and Garner. He has made more runs away from India - in the West Indies, Australia and England. Garry Sobers2 Virender SehwagVirender destroys all strategies. He brings the excitement and drama from the first ball. If Test cricket is still alive, it is because of players like him. Matthew Hayden3 Rahul DravidOnce Dravid was set, you needed the bowling equivalent of a dozen cannon firing all at once to blast him down. Shane WarneHe has the technique and his record proves his ability on all surfaces. Ian Botham4 Sachin TendulkarIf I had a son I would have wanted him to play like Sachin. Brian LaraTendulkar is one of that narrow stratum of elite sports stars whom people will clamour and even make great sacrifices to watch, regardless of their national identity. If you care for cricket, you must love Sachin. In this regard, his peers are few - and mostly found in other sports, and certainly in other lands. Mike MarquseeHe is No. 1 in my book - the best player I have ever had the privilege of bowling to. Theres Steve Waugh and theres Brian Lara, but Tendulkar is a class above, consistently special. Allan Donald5 Vijay HazareHazare was one of the most graceful batsmen it was my pleasure to see and perhaps the best compliment I can pay him is to say that his batting more closely resembled that of the great West Indian star Sir Frank Worrell, than anyone I can remember. Don Bradman6 Vinoo MankadVinoo was unorthodox - more bent on getting on the offensive than defensive but he also had tremendous powers of concentration. Nari ContractorAlthough called upon to bowl so often on all types of wickets Mankad rarely departed from a perfect length and, even if not carrying all before him on a wet wicket he was rarely mastered. Indeed but for the shortcomings of some of his fieldsmen, his number of wickets [on the 1946 tour of England] might have been increased by as many as 40 to 50. Wisden Cricketers Almanack7 Kapil DevKapil Dev, whether batting, bowling or fielding, is a spectators delight. 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Boro went into Saturdays game at the Riverside without a win in the league since August, but goals from Gaston Ramirez and Stewart Downing helped them to a 2-0 victory in Karankas 150th competitive game in charge.I think it was a really good game for us, Karanka told Sky Sports. I dont care how many games I have, the most important thing is the performance once again and the three points, and especially at home because our crowd was used to coming here every single game last season and seeing us win most of the games. With this performance, after the last three performances, I think we showed the right way. Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth highlights Every single pooint in the Premier League is gold for us. Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys. If we want to add points we have to suffer a lot. For example, Bournemouth were a team who were in the Championship three years ago, but now they are a better team, they have better players and one more year experience than us.We know that every single game and every single point is going to be difficult for us.  But once again, playing in this way, showing everybody how together we are, is the way.Ramirezs stunning opener was the highlight of the match, but his manager wasnt happy singling out the Uruguayan after an impressive team display. Aitor Karanka was delighted with his teams performance We were having problems in the first 15-20 minutes, playing in the same way that we played last weekend against Arsenal, but we were better with the 4-3-3. Gaston showed once again how good he is, but after Gaston there are another ten players.And Karanka also defended his striker Alvaro Negredo, who went another game without a goal but put in an impressive showing regardless, including an assist for Downings strike.As a coach, I cant just see the goals that hes scoring or not, I have to see the big picture, Karanka added. And the big picture is that Alvaros an amazing striker. With him on the pitch he can hold the ball, he can assist like he today and hes a massive player for us. Also See: Ramirez halts Bournemouth run Mboro 2-0 Bournemouth recap Premier League Table Get Sky Sports ' ' '
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis has been a successful postseason pitcher for the Rangers, and the veteran right-hander is trying to get back on track with Texas closing in on another AL West title.Lewis struggled at times with his control, including three of his five walks in the same inning, and the Rangers lost 5-2 Sunday to the Oakland Athletics in only his second start since a two-month stay on the disabled list.I just didnt make pitches. ... I felt great, Lewis said. Its on me. I want to use a word I shouldnt use on camera. Its junk. Yeah, the sixth inning was junk.With two weeks left in the regular season, the magic number for the AL-leading Rangers (88-62) to clinch the division title remained at five games. They lead second-place Seattle by 8 1/2 games in the AL West.Khris Davis homered twice for the As, giving him 40 for the season -- 10 of them in 15 games against the Rangers.Lewis (6-3) gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and five walks over 92 pitches (48 strikes). But the 36-year-old pitcher got through the outing with no apparent issues after missing so much time with a strained right lat.I feel confident that Colbys healthy, and I feel confident that hes going to get things locked in and be a quality pitcher for us, manager Jeff Banister said.Ross Detwiler (2-3) went 5 1/3 innings and limited the Rangers to two runs after going 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA in his previous six games for the As. Ryan Dull pitched the ninth for his third save in five chances.Davis lined a solo shot to left field in the fourth to match Oaklands single-season team record for homers against the Rangers (Reggie Jacksons nine in 1974). Davis broke that mark when he went the opposite way in the eighth, a two-run shot to right off Keone Kela that also pushed his RBI total to 99.Davis is the first As player to hit 40 homers since Jason Giambi had 43 in 2000.Its pretty cool. Im proud of myself, Davis said. At the same time, weve still got a couple more weeks. I dont know why 45 is out of the question.Texas got its runs with four consecutive hits off Detwilerr with one out in the third. Doug Flutie Jersey. Delino DeShields had an RBI single and scored when Ian Desmond hit a sharp grounder that ricocheted of Detwilers knee into foul territory.It was the 17th start overall this season for Lewis, who is 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA in eight postseason starts for the Rangers, including Game 6 of the 2010 AL Championship Series that clinched the franchises first World Series berth.Lewis had three walks in the sixth, the last to Marcus Semien with the bases loaded to force in a run and tie the game at 2. The As went ahead when Renato Nunez greeted reliever Alex Claudio with a fielders choice grounder that drove in a run.That loss, its definitely on my back. I take full responsibility for it, Lewis said. If I did my job were having a different conversation.SUCCESSFUL TRIPWhile already guaranteed consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 2007-09, the As (66-83) won two of three in Texas to wrap up a 6-1 road trip in which they scored 65 runs. The only loss was when Texas scored twice with two outs in the ninth inning Friday night.QUICK RUNNER VS LEWISWhen Lewis last faced Oakland on June 16, he retired the games first 23 batters before a two-out walk in the eighth, and didnt give up a hit until a leadoff double in the ninth. On Sunday, Joey Wendle reached with bunt single on the games first pitch, and Lewis then walked Danny Valencia before striking out the next three batters to get out of the first inning without giving up a run. Lewis made only one more start after that June start against the As before going on the DL.NOTHING DEEPThe Rangers streak of 18 consecutive games with a homer, the third-longest in team history, ended.UP NEXTAthletics: Oakland starts its final homestand of the season on Monday night against Houston.Rangers: Texas stays home with lefty Martin Perez (10-10), who has a 1.96 ERA his past three starts, starting the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. ' ' '
PHOENIX -- Edwin Encarnacion had a good time in Chase Field again on Tuesday night. Cheap Adidas Canucks Jerseys .The Toronto slugger hit a three-run home run to give Aaron Sanchez all the support he needed in the Blue Jays 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.Encarnacion has hit nine home runs in seven games in Arizona.I see the ball real well, he said through an interpreter. I feel comfortable in this ballpark. ... Maybe its the hitters eye. Its really big. Its a green wall over there. Maybe its that, I dont know.The first time he came up against Arizonas Zack Godley he flied out on a curveball.I just missed it the first at-bat so I was looking for it in my second at-bat, Encarnacion said. I didnt miss it that time.Sanchez (10-1), pitching on nine days rest other than an inning in the All-Star Game, allowed a run and scattered six hits in seven innings to improve to 9-0 in his last 15 starts. He struck out five with no walks and hit two batters.He threw the heck out of the ball, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said, and we knew it going in. He is an All-Star. His sinker is as good as anybodys.Asked if it took some time for him to get back in the groove after so long off, he said, I felt like it took a little bit.But its still pitching, Sanchez said. This is something that I do. So for me its just kind of going back to what got me there.With the seven innings, Sanchez is up to 125 1/3 for the season. Hes never pitched more than 133 1/3 innings in a season.He could be pulled from the rotation in the midst of a breakout season with his team in a pennant chase.If and when it happens were not going to be real popular, manager John Gibbons said. But it hasnt happened yet.Godley (2-1), called up from Triple-A Reno to make the start for Arizona, went five innings, giving up four runs, three earned, and six hits. He struck out seven and walked one.With the victory in the opener of a two-game interleague series, the Blue Jays pulled within 1 1/2 games of first-place Baltimore in the AL East.Josh Donaldson singled three times for Toronto, driving in a run and scoring another.Godley retired the first two batters in the third before singles by Devon Travis and Donaldson. That brought up Encarnacion, who hit Godleys 2-1 pitch into the seats in left field and Toronto led 3-1.Arizona had runners at second and third and one out in the third but Paul Goldschmidt grounded out to third and Jake Lamb flied out to center.Travis singled again in the fifth and raced to third when Godley threw wildly to first on a pickoff try. Travis came home on Donaldsons single and the Blue Jays were up 4-1.The Diamondbacks went ahead 1-0 in the first. 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He missed the first six games of the season after his recovery from a March surgery on his right knee, the second major operation on that knee in two years, stretched into the regular season.The Grizzlies are 18-12 despite Parsons missing so much time, as well as extended absences by several other key players, including point guard Mike Conley, whho recently returned after missing three weeks due to transverse process fractures in his lower back. Cheap Canucks Jerseys Authentic. .Memphis coach David Fizdale said the minutes restriction that Parsons was under earlier in the season will be reset. He is likely to begin in the neighborhood of 15 minutes per game and gradually work his way up.Parsons, 28, averaged 7.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 minutes during his first six games with the Grizzlies. He has career averages of 14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists.Fizdale has repeatedly said that he looks forward to utilizing Parsons versatility in a more featured role than the forward has played in his previous stints with the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. However, the Grizzlies plan to patiently increase Parsons responsibilities in the offense as he works his way into a groove.Im really excited, but Im also a realist from the standpoint of hell be rusty, too, Fizdale said. ' ' '
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LEXINGTON, Ky. Paul Hornung Jersey . -- Pleased as Kentucky coach John Calipari was by last weeks performance on the national stage, he seemed more encouraged by the second-ranked Wildcats encore that figures to raise their profile even more.DeAaron Fox scored 16 points, Malik Monk added 14 and Kentucky took a step toward the nations top ranking by rolling past Duquesne 93-59 on Sunday night.Five days after beating No. 13 Michigan State in New York, the Wildcats (4-0) made their case toward supplanting Duke for No. 1 when the AP Top 25 is announced Monday. The first of several scheduled late-evening starts didnt affect Kentucky as it won by its biggest margin this season.The Wildcats controlled Duquesne (2-3) on both ends, holding the Dukes to a season-low 30 percent shooting while making 35 of 76 attempts (46 percent).One thing I was anxious to see was how would we play, would there be a letdown, Calipari said. I thought we played well and I think Isaiah (Briscoe) kind of dragged them in the first half. ... I thought we played hard. Were still learning each other.Briscoe and Mychal Mulder each had 13 points and Bam Adebayo had 12 with eight rebounds for Kentucky, which out-rebounded Duquesne 49-32 to win its second game of the Bluegrass Showcase. Mulders total was a career high and included three 3-pointers.Were coming together better as the season progresses, Adebayo said.Emile Blackmans 13 points led the Dukes, who lost their third in four games.BIG PICTUREDuquesne: Coming off a one-point loss Friday against Canisius, the Dukes were close at the start but quickly fell behind due to cold shooting. They made just 6 of 29 in the first half (21 percent) and committed 11 of their 18 turnovers as they struggled against the Wildcats disruptive defense and length. They were near even on the boards for a while but eventually beaten there as well.Nothing Kentucky did surprised Duquesne coach Jim Ferry other than its ability to sustain the effort.Its relentless, Ferry said of the Wildcats intensity. Its just so challenging, the size and the length of the guards, how quickly they attack and they play very unselfishly.Kentucky: Seeking to pick up where they left off in an impressive defensive showing against Michigan State, the Wildcats constantly contested the Dukes passes and shots to build a 50-23 lead at the break. They controlled the paint offensively (44-20) and established a season best in rebounding differential.POLL IMPLICATIONSTop-ranked Dukes loss to No. 7 Kansas at Madison Square Garden opened the door for Kentucky to assume the top spot, and the Wildcats made it a foregone conclusion with their easy victory over the Dukes.RELOADINGEarlier Sunday, Kentucky announced the signings of 2017 recruits Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Quade Green -both guards -- along with center Nick Richards and forward P.J. Washington. All are rated as four- or five-star prospects by recruiting services, which of course is a familiar story in Lexington.RUPP MILESTONECalipari improved to 122-4 at Rupp Arena and tied Joe B. Halls record for most wins at the venue. Ferry drew a laugh when he remarked, He lost four? and Calipari said Yaaaay when told of the achievement before noting what visitors face when playing there.Its a hard place to win if youre an opponent and the fans make it that way, he said. I walked in today, 9 oclock on a Sunday night, we were missing some students but other than that, the place was packed. Are you kidding me?Attendance was 21,327.UP NEXTDuquesne: The Dukes host UT Martin on Wednesday night as they continue play in the Bluegrass Showcase.Kentucky: Hosts Cleveland State in a Wednesday matinee before Thanksgiving. Ray Nitschke Jersey . -- If Henry Burris has his way, he will be the starting quarterback to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup next year. Brett Favre Jersey . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. . He says so-called TRT is only one problem and he wants to go even further than the ban. "Its about time," St-Pierre told reporters at a promotional event in Montreal on Friday. "I think its a good thing. 0 Number of times that Bangladesh have lost by a narrower margin that their 22-run defeat in this Test. Only once before they had lost by a margin of less than 100 runs - by 77 runs against West Indies in Dhaka in 2012-13. In terms of wickets, they have they lost by a margin of less than five wickets on three occasions.9 Smaller victory margins for England in Tests than the 22-run win in this match. Incidentally, all those victories have come against Australia. Their previous closest win against a team apart from Australia was by 23 runs against South Africa at Headingley in 1998.1980 Last time an England player scored 100 or more runs and took five or more wickets in a Test in Asia - Ian Botham at Wankhede in 1979-80. Ben Stokes scored 18 and 85 with the bat and took 4 for 26 and 2 for 20 with the ball. Only two other Englishmen have achieved this in Asia - Ted Dexter in Karachi in 1961-62 and Tony Greig in Lahore in 1972-73.3 Man of the Match awards for Ben Stokes in Tests. All three have come since the start of Englands 2015 season. Since then, no other England player has got more than two Man of the Match awards - two each by Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad and Joe Root. Among players from any team, only Ravichandran Ashwin has received more such awards (four) than Stokes in this period.0 Number of occasions of Bangladesh taking all 20 wickets in a Test against teams other tthan Zimbabwe and West Indies prior to this match. Dave Robinson Jersey. They did take all 20 of Englands wickets in this Test. Only once before they had taken more than 18 wickets against teams other than West Indies and Zimbabwe - 19 wickets in Multan in 2003 where they lost by one wicket. Also, this is the first Test in Bangladesh where all 40 wickets fell.18 Tests that had elapsed since the last victory in Asia by an overseas team. The last win by a non-Asian team here was by New Zealand in Sharjah in November 2014. Since then, there have been 14 victories for subcontinental teams and four draws. This is only the second win by an overseas team in the subcontinent in 30 Tests since the start of 2014.1 Bangladesh player to make a half-century on Test debut in the fourth innings of the match. Sabbir Rahman became the first to do so from his country. He is one of only nine batsmen to do so for any team batting at No. 7 or lower and his innings of 64 not out is the fourth-highest among them.87 Runs added by Sabbir and Mushfiqur Rahim for the sixth wicket in the fourth innings. They came together with the score on 140 for 5 and the stand ended when 59 more runs were required. The last four wickets could accumulate only 36 runs between them as they fell short by 22 runs. 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