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HOUSTON -- Diego Fagundez scored and Houston added an own goal in the New England Revolutions 2-0 victory over the Dynamo on Saturday night. Alonzo Mourning Jersey . New England (3-4-4), unbeaten in four of its last five games, took a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute on Fagundezs goal. Off a give-and-go from Clyde Simms at the top of the box, Fagundez weaved through Houstons defenders and sent a shot inside the far post from the penalty area. The lead was extended to 2-0 in the 84th on an own goal. After Chris Tierneys shot was deflected by Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall, Adam Moffat headed it up, but Juan Agudelo gained possession outside the left goalkeepers box. Agudelos shot deflected off Ricardo Clark and got over the end line before Moffat could clear it again. The Revs nearly made it 2-0 themselves in the 71st minute but Lee Nguyens shot from above the half circle ricocheted off the near post and was cleared. Brian Ching missed a chance to tie the game 1-all in the 81st as his header from outside the goalkeepers box was stopped by New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth. The Dynamo (6-4-2), who have lost consecutive games at home for the first time since 2010, had an opportunity to take the lead in the 24th, but Oscar Boniek Garcia had his shot from outside the left box go off the hands of Shuttleworth and out of bounds. Off the ensuing corner kick, Giles Barnes header went wide. Houston and New England played the final 50 minutes both down a man after Houstons Bobby Boswell and New Englands Dimitry Imbongo were given straight red cards in the 38th and 40th minutes, respectively. Off a free kick, Boswell appeared to head butt Imbongo, and Imbongo followed by pulling Boswell to the ground. A small scuffle followed in front of the Dynamo net, but no punches were thrown. Boswell was given the red card when he got up, and Imbongo was given the red card after he got off the turf. Video replays of the incident did not appear to show Boswell making contact with Imbongo. Houston lost defender and Jamaican national team member Jermaine Taylor early after he went down to the turf with a left shoulder injury following a collision with Imbongo after going up for a 50/50 ball. Eric Brunner replaced Taylor in the 10th minute. Michael Carter-Williams Jersey . The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field to give manager Bruce Bochy some flexibility in writing his lineup. Kemba Walker Jersey . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. . Uniteds eighth defeat of a wretched campaign means Liverpool, which currently occupies the fourth and final Champions League place, could go nine points clear of its fierce rival by beating West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. Charlie Adam scored both of Stokes goals at Britannia Stadium either side of Robin van Persies equalizer, with a miserable day for seventh-place United capped by first-half injuries to centre halves Jonny Evans and Phil Jones that forced them off.SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- Anders Hansen of Denmark shot a 5-under 66 to lead by a stroke after the first round of the French Open on a golf course that punished some of the main contenders on Thursday. Hansen made seven birdies and two bogeys on the Albatross course of Le Golf National, which will host the Ryder Cup in 2018. "You do want to stay out of the rubbish, and theres plenty of it out there," Hansen said. "Every hole theres something. One bad shot and all of a sudden youre staring at double. Its just tough out there."Hansen finished fourth at the French Open in 2009 and his best result this year was a third place at the Malaysian Open in March. Frenchman Romain Wattel was in second place, one stroke clear of nine players who shared third place, including Martin Kaymer of Germany. The 22-year-old Wattel finished joint third at the Lyoness Open last month in Austria and wound up fourth in April at the Ballantines Championship in Seoul. Past winners Martin Kaymer of Germany (68) and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain (69) stayed in contention, along with 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland (69) and Americann golfer Matt Kuchar (70). Cody Zeller Jersey. "If you hit off line out here, you lose your ball basically," McDowell said. "Its a very punishing golf course." Kuchar is second in the Fedex rankings behind Tiger Woods and was making his French Open debut. "It was an amazing reception on the first tee," Kuchar said. "It just made me feel very welcome. I was excited to get around and going." Ranked 1560th in the world, Thomas Pieters of Belgium had a share of third place until the last hole where he made a double bogey for a 70 to slip to 24th. The 21-year-old Pieters turned pro last month and was playing for the first time on the European Tour. Former top-ranked Luke Donald of England birdied his last two holes to limit the damage with an even-par 71. "This is a course that demands a lot of precision," Donald said. "If youre a little bit off, it can bite you. It bit me on 18." Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter (73) of England, Matteo Manassero (73) of Italy, defending champion Marcel Siem (78) of Germany and Danish prodigy Thorbjorn Olesen (78) will need a good second round on Friday to make the cut. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '
In 2014 my younger sister Kirsten passed away. Terence Newman Jersey . It was a hard time for me and my family, so I left diving for about a month, just to be with my family.It wasnt difficult to turn my back on diving at that time. I wasnt really thinking about anything other than being with my family. We were just trying to be there for each other and help each other move past her passing; not necessarily get through it -- because you never really get through it -- but just being there for each other when we needed it.It was hard even thinking about ever doing anything again; life isnt the same. It feels like time stops and a part of you doesnt want to keep moving forward and you dont want to do anything. How can you do anything without that person there, when theyve been there your whole life?I couldnt comprehend ever being able to keep going without Kirsten there. I didnt really think about diving at all.I couldnt imagine moving forward or doing anything after her passing; I just felt really confused. I feel like part of you dies, and youre not the same anymore. But to have something to help you take your mind off it and give you a reason to keep going, is really important, I think.After about a month out of diving, I decided to go back and see how Id go. Realistically, I started using it as a distraction; a way to keep my mind off things and almost help me get through her passing.I wasnt really thinking about competitions. I just wanted to get back into doing something that would keep my mind from constantly thinking...It was really good to put everything into something again.You need a lot of concentration in diving, so at training it was hard for little things outside of diving to creep into my mind. Ive always been a really focused athlete, so diving became a place where I could give my mind a bit of a break.Kirstens passing is always going to be hard; theres never a time when Im not thinking about it, and sometimes its really hard to pull myself out of that dark place. You want to be there for your family, but its hard.Returning to diving wasnt necessarily hard, because every day is hard. At the beginning, diving was a break for my mind to stop thinking about some of those dark thoughts; everything was a bit of a struggle, but it was nice to have something else to think about.From that time in my life through to now, and probably forever ... its just been hard in general, and I dont think it will ever get easier.I dont know if the way I grieved was the right or wrong way, but I can understand why people bury themselves in work because I feel that Ive almost done that by going back to diving. It gave me an appreciation for diving because I sort of understand that life is short, but at the same time I dont know if thats just me trying to make my way through it.I had the time with my family, but it almost seemed as though we decided to go back to the things we were doing. I dont necessarily think that period of grieving time is over; I feel like we almost havent dealt with it.I find it really hard to think about it still; if I think about it too much I find it really hard to deal with. So diving has become my distraction; maybe that isnt a good thing, but for my family and me that was the only way I could keep going. I dont think I was going to be able to function otherwise if I didnt keep myself moving or throwing myself into projects. If it wasnt diving, it would have been something else just to keep my mind occupied.But were all still happy; everything we still achieve -- me with my diving, and weightlifting for my brother and sister -- were really happy for each other. But I think weve all definitely used the things that we love to help keep us moving forward.When I go to competitions, I definitely feel like Kirsten helps me through. I dont really believe in seeing any signs of her, but I just know in the heart that shes there looking out for me and the family.There are some moments, when good things happen in the family, when my siblings perform well in competitions, I just really wish I could share them with her -- not just for me, but for my family.For my family and me, we have little things that help us remember her.Kirsten had these stuffed bunnies that she loved; they were really soft, and she never used to like people touching them -- because she wanted them in pristine condition. We all have matching ones now; I think I have about three of them. I keep two in pristine condition, and one of them I take around with me everywhere.I keep a little photo frame of a picture of Kirsten and me, and they -- the frame and the toy -- sit on my bedside table, and I take them everywhere I go.Theyll both definitely be joining me in Rio. When I wake up each day, shell be the first thing I see. Case Keenum Jersey . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. Kai Forbath Jersey . LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St. .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. CINCINNATI -- Down to their final strike, the Cubs pulled off one more improbable comeback followed by one more wall-shaking party in the clubhouse. Victory No. 103 had such a familiar feel to it.Matt Szczur doubled home two runs with two outs in the ninth inning, and Miguel Montero followed with a homer as Chicago finished one of its most successful seasons with a flourish, beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Sunday.Its a perfect example of why weve won so many games this year, Montero said.With victory No. 103 in the books, the Cubs headed back to Wrigley Field for their first playoff game on Friday against the winner of the NL wild-card game. Theyve been using the last week to basically stay sharp and get ready for bigger games.Ending the season with their 14th win in their last at-bat was fitting. So was the music-driven party in the clubhouse that ended with players raiding the cooler for bottles of water and then spraying manager Joe Maddon in celebration.Ending up with a win on the last day of the season, I think that speaks about our whole group, said Maddon, sitting in the managers office with water dripping down the walls and the desk. 103 is a nice, round number. Ill take it.The Cubs led the majors with their most victories since 1910. Thats no longer the reference point, however. The postseason focus is 1908, the last time they won a World Series.The final series at Great American Ball Park was more about personal milestones. Jon Lester failed to get his 20th win on Saturday, and Kyle Hendricks finished as the ERA leader at 2.13 on Sunday despite a ragged performance. He gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, forcing in one run with a bases-loaded walk.Hendricks hadnt allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last 22 starts. He came into the game with a 1.99 ERA, hoping to become the third Cubs pitcher in the last 96 years to finish below 2.00.The meaningful statistic now: Hendricks 1.32 ERA at Wrigley Field this season, the best home ERA in the majors.At this point in my career, I never thought Id be in this situation, said Hendricks, 26, who is in only his second full season in the majors.The Cubs have pulled off improbable comebacks all season, and had one more left. After Raisel Iglesias (3-2) retired the first twwo batters in the ninth, Chicago pulled ahead with a walk, a single and Szczurs double. Emmanuel Lamur Jersey. Monteros homer was a major league record 103rd allowed by Reds relievers.Justin Grimm (2-1) retired the one batter he faced for the win. Carl Edwards Jr. got his second save.Cincinnatis Joey Votto singled in four at-bats, giving him a .408 average since the All-Star break. Hes the first player in the majors to bat .400 after the break since Ichiro Suzuki hit .429 in 2004.The Reds finished 68-94. Combined with last years 98 losses, its the first time theyve had back-to-back 90-loss seasons since 1933-34. Attendance at Great American Ball Park was 1,894,085, a significant drop from the 2.4 million they drew last season while hosting the All-Star Game.What matters is how we utilize 2016 to be better in 2017 and 2018 and 2019 and get more fans in the stands, manager Bryan Price said.HONORING ROSSThe Reds showed a video from David Ross days in Cincinnati on the videoboard in the middle of the first inning, honoring the Cubs catcher who will retire after the season. Fans gave him a standing ovation, and he waved his cap from the dugout railing.STATSThe last two Cubs pitchers with ERAs below 2.00 were Grover Cleveland Alexander (1.91) in 1920 and Jake Arrieta (1.77) last year. ... 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Jack Clifford impressed in front of the watching Eddie Jones as Tim Swiels boot guided Harlequins past Bath at the Stoop. Danny Shelton Jersey .?Tim Visser dotted down just moments into the game at The Stoop but, despite early domination, Quins struggled to make the pressure count.It was a lack of clinical edge that they were left to rue at the break, as they only led by one point as Kane Palma-Newports score clawed the visitors back, although it was not enough to prevent a second defeat of the campaign.And while Karl Dickson and Nathan Catt exchanged tries, it was left to South African Swiel to seal the deal with just a couple of minutes remaining.Scotland international Visser opened the scoring after just three minutes, Quins dominating a scrum and moving the ball quickly for the wing to score in the corner. But with the scoreboard kept tight, Bath fancied their way back in when Semesa Rokoduguni collected a kick deep inside his half, nearly running the length of the field to score, and Tom Homer kicked the subsequent penalty.Harlequins dominated possession thereafter and were rewarded in the 29th minute when Bath conceded a penalty in front of the posts, which Swiel easily converted.The South African added to his tally five minutes later after the visitors were caught offside, but Palma-Newport ensured his finished the half with a flourish, the prop bulldozing his way over and the converted score making it a one-point game in south London.Bath were clearly galvanised by their late try in the first half and took an unexpected lead in the 44th minute when James Chisholm was caught offside, allowing Homer to kick his side into a 13-11 advantage.But just as they began to dominate possession, Bath were caught out by a quick break on the right flank that allowed Dickson to score Quins second try, with Swiel just tucking in the conversion.Catt put Bath 20-18 ahead when he scored a try with 66 minutes gone after video replays confirmed the ball had grounded and Homers conversion just deflected inside the post.It was a lead that should have been extended when Ben Tapuai galloped through Harlequins defence and looked set to score but the impressive Swiel tackled to keep the hosts in the game.After conceding cheap penalties in the first half, the prospect of an unlikely victory steeled Baths defence, which withheld wave after wave of pressure from Quins backs as both sides pushed hard in a breathless encounter.And just when it seemed the points were lost, it was Swiel who came to the rescue for Harlequins when they won a penalty from distance, the fly-half converting with a straight kick that sailed over the posts to put them narrowly ahead on 21-20.Going to the very last play, Quins almost threw away their advantage by missing touch, only for a turnover to see the gleeful hosts launch the ball away. Cheap Browns Jerseys . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. Calvin Pryor Jersey . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Kristen Simon had 20 points and eight rebounds, Sadie Edwards scored 18 points and Southern California beat No. 25 Texas A&M 66-62 on Wednesday for the Aggies first loss of the season.USC (6-1) trailed 34-27 at halftime but went on an 8-0 third-quarter run, including Edwards 3 to tie it, for a 47-44 lead.Khaalia Hillsman made a layup for Texas A&M with 56 seconds left to knot it at 61-all, but Edwards answered with a long 2-pointer. Danni Williamms hit the second of two free throws for Texas A&M with 23 seconds left and Simon made two on the other end to give USC a 65-62 lead with 21 seconds left. Nate Orchard Jersey. Texas A&M missed, Edwards secured the rebound and sank 1 of 2 at the stripe to seal it.Hillsman led Texas A&M (5-1) with 21 points and Anriel Howard had 10 points and 17 rebounds. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Juan Martin del Potro ended Rafael Nadals bid for an unprecedented second Olympic singles gold medal in a thrill-a-minute semifinal, then celebrated as if the title were already his, kneeling to kiss the court before leaping into the stands. Jimmie Ward Jersey .Del Potro, who earned a bronze for Argentina four years ago, will add a silver or gold to that after advancing to the Rio de Janeiro Games final by coming back to stun 2008 champion Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in more than 3 hours Saturday.Both of us, Nadal said, played a very high level.Using the same ferocious forehands that carried him past No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the first round a week ago, 2009 U.S. Open champion del Potro now will try to pull off a third surprise on Sunday, when he meets defending champion Andy Murray in the best-of-five-set final.It means something very, very big in my career. It would be the same as the U.S. Open. Maybe even better, said del Potro, whos fallen to 141st in the rankings after three operations on his left wrist, which he uses for a two-handed backhand.I didnt expect to reach the final, beating Djokovic and Rafa, del Potro said, but I did, and I get a medal, and its amazing for me.The No. 2-seeded Murray earned a gold in singles and a silver in mixed doubles for Britain at the 2012 London Games.Hes the favorite for sure, del Potro said. Hopefully I can run like I did today.No tennis player has won two Olympic singles golds, let alone two in a row, as Murray is attempting to achieve.It would mean a lot, obviously, Murray said after beating fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-1, 6-4 to stretch his winning streak to a career-high-tying 17 matches. Its obviously not an easy thing to do. Thats why its not been done before.Standing in Murrays way now will be del Potro, whose wrist problems forced him to miss 2+ years worth of Grand Slam tournaments.He showed signs of his resurgence by beating two-time major title winner Stan Wawrinka at Wimbledon in June, then used all of his 6-foot-6 frame to produce intimidating forehand after forehand that Djokovic couldnt fend off. That same formula worked against Nadal, with 18 of del Potros 19 groundstroke winners coming off his preferred wing.Its been a tough road for del Potro, who got down on his back, spread-eagle, near the Olympic logo in the main stadium after the semifinal ended with Nadal sailing a forehand wide. Moments later, del Potro planted a smooch on the dot atop the middle letter of Rio near the five rings.And to complete his rejoicing, del Potro jumped into the front row for a group hug with some of the thousands of flag-waving, name-chanting fans who rooted so vociferously for their man.With their blue-and-white flags and national soccer team jerseys, the Argentines in the crowd supported him with choruses of Ole, ole, ole, ole! del Po! del Po! -- often drawing boos or shushes from Nadals backers. The Spaniards chimed in, too, shouting Na-dal! Na-dal!All the cacophany created occasional delays between points, prompting chair umpire James Keothavong to ask for quiet.Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, earned the singles gold medal for Spain eight years ago at the Beijing Games, but sat out in 2012 because of a knee injury. He added a doubles gold on Friday, teaming with his good pal Marc Lopez. But instead of another medal of that color, he will try to go home with a bronze by beating Nishikori on Sunday -- not bad, considering Nadal missed 2+ months with an injured left wrist.Nadal got broken to trail 5-4 in the third set, allowing del Potro to serve for the match. Nadal broke right back at love, with the help of a couple of superb shots he marked with more than a half-dozen fist pumps apiece. In the next game, del Potro held three break points at love-40, but Nadal held for a 6-5 lead.In the tiebreaker, del Potro went up 5-2 with -- what else? -- a forehand winner, then earned a pair of match points with a 127 mph ace. He converted the second on a miss by Nadal, who made only six unforced errors in the first set and 25 over the last two.I gave it all I had, Nadal said, and the only thing left to do is to congratulate del Potro for his victory.The most memorable moment of Murrays straightfoward win over Nishikori came right at the end.Serving for the victory, Murray came up with a tremendous down-the-line backhand passing winner on a 23-stroke exchange, stumbling as he hit the shot and winding up sitting right there on the green court. When he realized hed won the point, he raised a fist, then stood and motioned to the crowd for more noise.That gave Murray his third match point, which he converted with a service winner. He yanked off his white hat and bellowed.Bit of a lucky shot, Murray said. I didnt even see it land, so I didnt know whether it was in or not. 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The double Olympic champion kept his preparations for Rio on track by breaking David Moorcrofts 34-year-old British 3,000m record at the Birmingham Diamond League on Sunday.The 33-year-old, who claimed a winning time of seven minutes 32.62 seconds, now holds every major national record from the 1500m to the half-marathon - as well as four indoor national records. Despite winning seven global track titles, his only world best performance is over two miles indoors. Farah broke David Moorcrofts record by a tenth of a second Ethiopias Kenenisa Bekele, who holds the 5,000m and 10,000m world records respectively, claims Farah needs to take one of his world records to be considered an all-time great.But the Briton, who has two wins from two races this summer, is happy racking up the medals. Another double in Brazil in August would see him eclipse Bekeles haul of three Olympic and five world titles.Asked if he had ambitions to attempt a world record, Farah said: Have you seen them? You have to be realistic.Its all one year at a time. This year is all about Rio.Next year is my last track year. I will come out in LLondon (at the World Championships at the Olympic Stadium) and then go on to the road. Eli Harold Jersey. That is my aim. Records are hard. Adam Gemili is one of GBs leading 100m hopes in Rio Another man with his focus firmly on Rio is Adam Gemili, who was upbeat despite finishing in sixth place in the 100m with a time of 10.29 seconds.The 22-year-old, one of Great Britains leading sprint hopes, was appearing in only his second outdoor meeting since tearing a hamstring while breaking the 10-second barrier for the first time in Birmingham 12 months ago.Sundays performance fell short of the 9.97 the Alexander Stadium crowd witnessed from the former footballer last June, but Gemili said he had learned from that experience.Its not the Olympic final or anything so I dont want to push myself too hard, which is what I did last year and it ended up putting me out for the season, he said.My body is in a great place. These meets are great, but they are not the be-all and end-all. The be-all and end-all is Rio, so thats what Im working towards and hopefully I can go out there and deliver. 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