chenwen121314's blog

CLEVELAND -- Rick Porcello is somewhat of an afterthought on Detroits deep and talented pitching staff. Logan Stanley Jersey . On Friday night, he was second to none. Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez drove in two runs apiece and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians for the sixth consecutive time, winning 7-0 to extend their lead in the AL Central. Porcello (5-6) allowed five hits and was never really threatened until Carlos Santana flied out to the warning track in centre field to end the sixth. The right-hander set the tone for the Tigers, who dominated the opener of the four-game wraparound series between the divisions top two teams. "His mound presence tonight, with a packed house, on the road and a team right there with you, was the best Ive seen," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. With their fourth straight win, the Tigers moved 2 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland, which returned from an 11-game road trip to just its second sellout crowd at Progressive Field this season. But more than 40,000 fans had to settle for $1 hot dogs and a postgame fireworks show as Porcello overpowered the Indians. Ramon Santiago had a two-run single in the second inning off an ineffective Justin Masterson (10-7), who allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings. The Tigers improved to 7-2 this season against the Indians, who must figure out a way to slow down Detroit before the defending AL champs pull away. "That ballclub has a lot of fight in them," Porcello said. "At any given time they can come back and beat you no matter how big the lead is. Youve really got to make pitches throughout the game. Theres no easy outs in that lineup." About the only bright spot for Cleveland was Jason Kipnis pushing his hitting streak to 16 games. The matchup between Masterson, a probable All-Star, and Porcello seemed to favour the Indians. However, Detroits No. 5 starter, who had lost his three previous starts and is often overlooked on a staff with Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, silenced the Indians and a sedated a huge crowd that came out to see if this Cleveland team was ready to challenge the defending division champs. At least on this night, the Tigers were too much for the Indians, who are just 18-29 against teams with winning records. Before the game, Leyland and Clevelands Terry Francona both dismissed the idea that this four-game set was critical. "I dont really pay that much attention to the standings until September," Leyland said. "If this was a four-game series in September, Id say its probably a big series but I would not say that on July 5." Porcello took a three-hitter into the sixth when Kipnis and Nick Swisher singled with one out. Porcello could have ended the inning with a double play, but his throw to second was high, allowing Michael Brantley to reach on a fielders choice. Santana followed with a drive to deep centre that Austin Jackson ran down a few feet short of the wall, ending Clevelands best threat off Porcello. "He worked ahead," Francona said of Porcello, who won for the first time since June 14. "He threw strike one. He reached back for extra velocity when he needed it." Peraltas two-run double in the fifth put Detroit ahead 6-0 and chased Masterson, who had pitched his major league-leading third shutout in his previous start against the White Sox. Andy Dirks walked with one out and moved up on a wild pitch before Masterson retired Miguel Cabrera on a grounder for the second out. However, Prince Fielder drew a four-pitch walk and Martinez followed with an RBI single to make it 4-0. Up came Peralta, who had gone just 1 of 17 (.059) with zero RBIs in his career against Masterson. But he lined a 1-0 pitch into the gap in right-centre to easily score Fielder and Martinez, the Tigers two slowest runners. Cabreras RBI single put the Tigers up 3-0 and continued Detroits trend of quickly jumping ahead of the Indians this season. Dirks doubled leading off and Cabrera followed by grounding a hard single under diving shortstop Asdrubal Cabreras glove and into left-centre for his 86th RBI. Through nine games so far in 2013, the Tigers have outscored the Indians 32-10 in the first four innings. Santiago, who entered the series batting just .169, helped Detroit get off to a fast start. The Tigers loaded the bases in the second on a fielders choice, single and two-out walk before Santiago, with just one hit in 14 career at-bats against Masterson, lined the first pitch to centre, scoring Peralta and Don Kelly. "When the sinker is up, anyone can hit it," Masterson said. "It doesnt matter what the numbers are." NOTES: Kipnis also has reached base safely in 36 games in a row. ... Following the game, the Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez (strained shoulder) to start Saturday. Hell face Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco, who was recalled from Triple-A Columbus. To make room for Sanchez, the Tigers optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Toledo. The Indians sent down RHP Joe Martinez. ... Indians RHP Zach McAllister threw a 60-pitch bullpen session, an important step in his recovery from a sprained right middle finger. "This was a big one for me," said McAllister, who plans to throw breaking balls off flat ground Saturday and pitch three innings to minor leaguers Monday. ... Santiago was 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position before his second-inning single. Michael Hutchinson Jersey . The FA rejected Wilsheres appeal that the length of his punishment was "clearly excessive" and said Thursday his suspension begins with immediate effect. He will miss league matches against Chelsea on Monday and West Ham on Dec. Bryan Little Jersey . - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. .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. This years ATP choice for top shot-maker of the year was actually a slam dunk. Dustin Brown has spent most of his career playing lower-level tournaments, but with his ranking rising and more challenger events being shown online, his eye-popping winners can be seen on a regular basis.The only hard part in picking the Jamaican-born German as the seasons top shot-maker was deciding which of his stunning plays to choose from. Heres but a small sample:Its a bird, its a ... nope, its just Dustin Brown diving for a volley at the Manchester challenger.He had time to hit a few more spectacular winners on his way to the Manchester title, also coming up with this tweener lob.It was so nice, he did it twice. Brown also pulled off the shot against Steve Johnson in Memphis, creating a social media sensation.Sometimes Brown doesnt even need to look. Case in point: this brilliant behind-the-back shot at the Bergamo challenger.On the womens side, Agnieszka Radwanska has had this category sewn up for a long time. This season, once again, she showed why, hands down, she has the best hands on the WTA tour.The only news might be that theres now a little more competition, with Simona Halep and a couple of other players also starting to feature regularly in the highlight reel. At the moment, though, Radwannska is still the undisputed champion. Dale Hawerchuk Jersey. Heres a look at some of her more exquisite improvisations.Radwanska should consider trademarking her famous squat shot, which is followed by a lob and a stab volley against Roberta Vinci at Doha thats special even for her.This superb rally against Monica Niculescu won Radwanska the WTA shot of the year, and what came before is almost as good as the round-the-net stretch forehand winner that finally got her the point.Kirsten Flipkens was playing Radwanska when the world No. 3 hit her most famous hot shot, a twirling reflexive volley at Indian Wells in 2013 that took the internet by storm. This time, it was Flipkens who came up with the crowd-pleaser, but Radwanska was having none of it.Radwanska played some of her best tennis of the season in Asia, and it showed. She hit the WTA shot of the day seven times in three weeks, including this fine example when Ekaterina Makarova forced Radwanska to dig into her bag of tricks during this point in Wuhan.Its not just the shots Radwanska hits to win points, but the ones she hits during points. This rally with Eugenie Bouchard showcases Radwanskas variety of strokes. 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 Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
Looking to build on a solid second-half performance from their opener, Tottenham Hotspur begin the home portion of their 2016-17 Premier League campaign Saturday against Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane. Carl Hagelin Penguins Jersey .Mauricio Pochettinos club endured a summer of stability while adding defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama and Dutch international striker Vincent Janssen, both of whom featured in their 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.It was a nightmare start as Spurs fell behind after only five minutes thanks to a goal from Ross Barkley. But they turned things around to dominate the final 40 minutes and drew the equaliser just before the hour mark on the strength of a goal from Erik Lamela.Despite rescuing a point, things took a turn for the worse as starting goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was forced off due to injury in the 36th minute. Michel Vorm replaced the Frenchman and is set to slot in for Lloris, who is out of action for four weeks with a hamstring injury.You see the way we train and I work hard every day just to be ready, Vorm told the clubs official website. Thats how I am. Im a professional. The situation is different now for me but in many ways, I do what I always have done. Thats a strength, I think. You need to be ready.You always have to keep in mind that something might happen, it hasnt in the last few seasons, it did here, added Vorm, who has now made 21 appearances for the club in all competitions. You can see again that something can change in a minute. Its always strange when you have to come on in these circumstances, but if you can make an impact in a positive result then happy days!Crystal Palace are also aiming for their first win following last weeks 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park. The lone tally came on a 74th-minute strike by Salomon Rondon.Palace had the better of the play against West Brom, keeping more of the possession and forcing Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster into 15 saves but were undone by that one excellent strike by Rondon.Our record of scoring goals is not great, manager Alan Pardew said. We need to address that because it was evident again that we lack a cutting edge. If we had scored first I think wed have won. I think overall we played well and we had a big chance at 0-0 when Wilfried (Zaha) should definitely have scored.Thats the area he needs to improve on. Its a fantastic chance and Wilf has got to learn to put those away.Pardews club head into Saturdays clash with the squad a bit thinner after forward Yannick Bolasie was sold to Everton for a reported 25 million pound fee, while former captain Mile Jedinak joined Aston Villa.Mile has been an influential figure at Palace since joining five years ago, Pardew said. He has been a super player and instrumental in our progress as a club. We thank him for his commitment in a Palace shirt and wish him the best of luck in his next chapter at Aston Villa.The clubs have split the last four fixtures, while Palace claimed the most recent meeting between the sides with a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Martin Kelly. Kris Letang Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Sidney Crosby Penguins Jersey . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. MIAMI -- Matt Kemps September slugging wont get the Atlanta Braves into the postseason. Its a nice sign heading into 2017, though.Kemp hit two home runs to power the Braves to a 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.Hes a really good player, Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. Hes a big, strong man and when he swings that bat it goes.Kemp is hitting .400 (22 of 55) in his last 14 games and has 33 home runs and 104 RBI on the season, his highest totals since the 2011 season when he was NL MVP runner-up with 39 homers and 126 RBI.Its been good, Kemp said. Honestly I wish we could be in the playoffs right now and in a playoff race. It would be way more fun doing those type of things and being in a race, but for us to finish strong and show everybody what the offense and what this team is capable of going into the final weeks of the season is very important for next year.Freddie Freeman singled in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to 26 games and drove in two runs for the Braves, who have won six straight for the third time this season.The whole roster is helping the pretty good week that weve had, Snitker said. Just playing with a lot of enthusiasm and energy. Were down to nine games left in the season and theyre getting after it. Theyre playing like were trying to grab a wild card.Atlantas Josh Collmenter (3-0) pitched seven innings and allowed two runs.Im not going to blow it by a lot of guys, Collmenter said. Im not going to strike them out. Its using my defense to my advantage and keep them off-balanced and uncomfortable in the batters box as much as I possibly can.Mauricio Cabrera pitched the ninth for his fifth save in six chances.Ender Inciarte, Wednesdays hero with the game-saving catch at the New York Mets, went 2 for 4 with a triple and scored twice.J.T. Realmuto homered for the Marlins, who cut the deficit to 6-3 on an RBI double by Martin Prado in the eighth. Justin Bour flew out with two on to end the threat.Kemps multihomer game was the 10th of his careeer and third this season. Marc-Andre Fleury Penguins Jersey. .Kemps second homer was a solo shot to left field in the sixth. It was caught on a bounce by Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow , who also threw out the ceremonial first pitch.Who comes to his first baseball game in Miami and catches a baseball? Kemp said. Thats pretty cool.Freemans streak is the longest of his career and the longest active streak in the majors. It is the fifth-longest for the Braves since moving to Atlanta in 1966. Freeman has also reached base in 42 consecutive games.Freemans two-run triple and Kemps two-run homer broke the game open in the third, giving the Braves a 5-0 lead.You get down early its tough on your club, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. To be down five after a couple innings puts you in a bind.Marlins starter Jose Urena (4-8) allowed five runs and four hits in three innings.Ive been leaving the ball a little high when Ive been down in the count, Urena said.INCIARTES CATCHInciartes impressive catch in Wednesdays 4-3 win at the New York Mets is the highlight of his potential Gold Glove-winning season.If that dont win him a Gold Glove, I dont know what will, Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. Ive been saying it all along, hes unbelievable.In addition to his impressive defensive plays in center field, Inciarte is also one of the hottest hitters in baseball since the All-Star break with a major league-leading 94 hits.Hes kind of burst onto the scene here and everybody is aware of him now and rightfully so, Snitker said. Hes as good as it gets.NEXT UPBraves: RHP Matt Wisler (7-12, 4.93 ERA) will start Fridays game at Miami. Wisler has allowed two runs or fewer in three of his last four starts including an eight-inning, one-run performance at Arizona on Aug. 25.Marlins: RHP Andrew Cashner (5-11, 5.27) will be looking to toss at least six innings for just the second time in his last nine starts. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys' ' '
MIAMI -- Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez had thrown only 72 pitches after six shutout innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates when manager Mike Redmond yanked him for a pinch-hitter. Under Armour Australia . The game was scoreless, the bases were loaded, and Redmond figured Miami might not muster another threat. His move paid off when pinch-hitter Placido Polanco put the Marlins ahead with an infield single, and they went on to win 2-0 Friday night. "Its always a tough decision when somebody is pitching as well as Alvarez was," Redmond said. "But thats the best pitching staff in the National League that were going against, and I wasnt sure we were going to get another chance. We went for it, and it worked out." Lowly Miami beat the Pirates at their own game, combining dominant pitching with just enough offence. Alvarez earned his first National League victory, and four relievers completed a five-hitter. The shutout was only the third by the Marlins, but their starters have an ERA of 2.44 since the All-Star break. Theyre 4-4 over that stretch even though they have totalled only 15 runs. "Its unreal going in knowing you have a chance even though the bats havent been there, and knowing one run may be enough," slugger Giancarlo Stanton said. "You can go about the game completely differently." Stanton provided an insurance run in the seventh with his 12th homer. Jeff Locke (9-3) allowed two earned runs in 6 2-3 innings and had a career-high nine strikeouts, but he lost for the first time in his past 10 road starts. He walked six, and his ERA rose to 2.15. "Kind of sloppy," the left-hander said. "I felt really good, but just command wasnt there." Alvarez (1-1) hit 98 mph on the radar gun, gave up just two hits in six innings, and lowered his ERA to 2.64. "That was a great performance," Redmond said. "Thats the hardest Ive seen him throw. You could tell he was pumped up. When youre playing a playoff team, its good to see guys take it up a notch." The start was Alvarezs fifth after he sat out the first half of the season because of right shoulder inflammation. "He just had explosive stuff," the Pirates Russell Martin said. "His fastball was electric." Steve Cishek, Miamis fifth pitcher, gave up a pair of two-out singles in the ninth inning but earned his 21st save in 23 chances, including 16 in a row. He retired pinch-hitter Jose Tabata on a groundout with two on to end the game. Pittsburgh managed only six baserunners, including one erased on a double play, and went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. The Pirates struck out six times in the final three innings against Marlins relievers. The game was scoreless until the sixth, when Locke gave up two walks sandwiched around a single by rookie Jake Marisnick, his first major-league hit. With the bases loaded and one out, Polanco batted for Alvarez and tapped a dribbler toward third for an RBI infield hit. Third baseman Pedro Alvarez charged to field the ball but made no throw. "We went for it," Redmond said. "It wasnt pretty, but it worked." Stanton went 2 for 2 with two walks in four trips to the plate. He led off the seventh inning with a homer off Locke. "I got the sense he was like, All right, he hasnt seen anything all day. Im going to see what he can do with it," Stanton said. "Youve got to make sure you take advantage of that." The Marlins had a hit in each of the first five innings, but during that stretch they grounded into a double play and had two runners thrown out. Catcher Martin absorbed a blow when he tagged out Jeff Mathis, who was trying to score from first on Alvarezs two-out double in the second inning. Martin said he tweaked his left knee on the play, and he left the game in the seventh, but said the injury was minor. Jordy Mercer extended his hitting streak to a career-best 11 games with a single in the third. That was the Pirates lone hit until Starling Marte reached on a bunt single with two out in the sixth. Notes: RF Tabata (right forearm) was held out of the starting lineup for the second game in a row. ... Pittsburgh 1B Gaby Sanchez, a Miami native and former Marlin, had 25 friends and relatives at the game in a suite provided by the Marlins. ... RHP Charlie Morton, scheduled to start Saturday, is 2-3 with a 5.06 ERA in six starts against the Marlins. Curry 1 Under Armour . - Chris Tierney snapped a tie with a power-play goal late in the third period as the London Knights rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Erie Otters 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday. Stephen Curry 1 Shoes . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. . The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. Running backs Jalen Richard and Spencer Ware and tight end Jack Doyle highlighted an opening Sunday for fantasy football that had far less chaos and surprise than previous opening weekends. While theres less to learn long-term from 2016s opening frame, theres still plenty for fantasy owners to consider:---INJURIESChargers wide receiver Keenan Allen injured a knee in the second quarter Sunday against the Chiefs and was placed on season-ending injured reserve Monday.Its a crushing blow for both fantasy owners (Allen was a consensus second-round pick who already had six catches for 63 yards when he went down) and anyone with a sense of humanity (Allen has been sidelined before in his career by a litany of injuries). Fantasy owners may want to consider Allens presumed replacement on the waiver wire, Dontrelle Inman. In just eight career starts, Inman has five games of 75 or more receiving yards.Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III also will miss at least eight games after breaking a bone in his left shoulder. Josh McCown becomes the Cleveland starter while Griffin is out.Other injuries to keep an eye on this week: Russell Wilson, Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu as they deal with ankle injuries.---FUN WITH SNAP COUNTSTwo quick things to look at when the dust settles on a football week: targets for wide receivers and running backs, and Nathan Jahnkes Twitter account (PFF-NateJahnke ). The director of analytics at Pro Football Focus, Jahnkes feed is brilliant on Sundays, sharing snap counts for nearly every team, revealing to fantasy owners which players were in the game for the most plays.Interpreting some nuggets from Jahnke this week:- Patriots receiver Chris Hogan had the second-most snaps of all the teams receivers (56), suggesting his usage is very real.- Seahawks running back Christine Michael saw more snaps (52) than Thomas Rawls (22), which might continue for a couple weeks as Rawls works his way back from injury.- Despite two touchdowns for Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, he was badly out-snapped (50-23) by Danny Woodhead, meaning the big fantasy day may be tougher to replicate if his play is limited.- Tevin Coleman had the bigger numbers, but Devonta Freeman still out-snapped him, 36-32. Buy Under Armour Online. Still, the pendulum can swing either way for Atlanta.- Victor Cruz played 49 snaps to Odell Beckhams 55 and Sterling Shepards 53, which likely means hell continue to be a big part of the Giants offense.---FLY EAGLES FLYThe Eagles may be the team offering the most long-term fantasy impact given standouts the first week.Jordan Matthews (14 targets, seven receptions, 114 yards, and a touchdown) and Nelson Agholor (5/4/57/1) were two of the more overlooked receivers this draft season. But with the Chip Kelly regime gone and a talented rookie quarterback in place in Carson Wentz, the offense looked more traditional, and Matthews and Agholor fit right in.Fantasy players expected good things from Ryan Mathews (22 attempts for 77 yards and a touchdown) and Zach Ertz (six catches for 58 yards) and we got our five targets to Darren Sproles. But Matthews and Agholor were a welcome surprise.---WILL FULLER GETS HIS OWN SECTIONQuickie version: hes worth adding if you can.The Texans rookie receiver had five receptions on 11 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown. And the numbers would have looked even better had he not dropped a long pass at the end of the first half.Fuller had a sparkling preseason and earned raves from his coaches. But as exciting as the debut was for Fuller, would-be fantasy owners should note two small caveats: the Chicago secondary hasnt been great in years, and Fuller is a speedy wideout who may only catch half of his targets, including one or two receptions of the 40-60 yard variety.Hes better than the boom-or-bust label on a week-to-week basis -- and could compare favorably with players like Martavis Bryant or Mike Wallace (non-Vikings version). Fuller is worth a fantasy add (and will likely be one of the most-added players across all fantasy leagues), but he may have a few three-point games as the season unfolds.---IS JOE FLACCO A TOP 12 QUARTERBACK?Yes.---This column was provided to The Associated Press by the Fantasy Sports Network, . 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 Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
England star Owen Farrell will make his first appearance of the season when Saracens launch their European Champions Cup campaign against Toulon on Saturday. Dustin Byfuglien Jets Jersey .Farrell, who has been troubled by a back and hip injury, missed Saracens opening six Aviva Premiership games.But he returns to fly-half duty for the eagerly-awaited pool clash at Stade Felix-Mayol, which will also give England head coach Eddie Jones a boost just four weeks before the autumn Test series opener against South Africa.Farrell replaces Alex Lozowski, while centre Brad Barritt skippers a side that also includes the likes of Alex Goode, Maro Itoje, George Kruis and Billy Vunipola.Flanker Jackson Wray lines up for the 150th time in Saracens colours, with his back-row colleague -- South African World Cup winner Schalk Burger -- making a European debut.In the European Challenge Cup, , England wing Jonny May will make his comeback after a 10-month injury absence when Gloucester begin their campaign against Bayonne.May, who has scored six tries in 19 Tests, has been sidelined since he suffered a serious knee injury during Gloucesters Aviva Premiership encounter against Harlequins at Twickenham last December.Bath also head to France this weekend, facing Pau on Saturday night, with rugby director Todd Blackadder handing Wales international Rhys Priestland a start at fly-half instead of George Ford.It is great to have the likes of Guy Mercer, Luke Charteris and Rhys Priestland back. All three are experienced players who will give us a new energy going into the game, Blackadder said.Worcester, meanwhile, face Enisei-STM at the Slava Stadium in Moscow on Saturday, with the Warriors parading a number of younger prospects such as centre Will Butler, full-back Josh Adams, hooker Matti Williams and lock Charlie Hewitt.Also in Challenge Cup action on Saturday are Edinburgh, who travel to Romania for an appointment with Timisoara Saracens, and Treviso have home advantage against in-form French Top 14 side La Rochelle. Kyle Connor Jersey . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. Patrik Laine Jets Jersey . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. England 268 for 8 (Rashid 4*, Batty 0*) v India Live scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsThere was a glint in his eye, Alastair Cook said of Jonny Bairstows reaction to being moved up Englands order amid a batting reshuffle for the Mohali Test. After a year of rescuing the side from No. 7, this time he kept their head just above water from No. 5 after England had gift-wrapped the advantage for India despite having won the toss.Englands 268 for 8 was a huge missed opportunity especially as India dropped four catches. But without Bairstows 89 off 177 balls - ended when he was lbw the ball after being dropped by Parthiv Patel - this Test would have escaped them already. And they would only have had themselves to blame. Winning the toss needs luck, but when the important ones fall your way it is careless not to embrace the opportunity.Five of Englands eight wickets fell to shots that can be classed as careless at best, reckless at worst. But Bairstow, who added consecutive stands of 57, 69 and 45, gave them a chance although late loss of Chris Woakes dented the prospect of a lower-order boost. Compared to last years Test involving South Africa, the total is already handsome although local judgement is that this pitch is not at that level of mischief.Indias bowling was exacting throughout the day. Ravindra Jadeja performed an excellent holding role either side of tea and claimed two wickets, after the run rate had briefly got away from India in the afternoon session, the pacemen challenged with new ball and old and Jayant Yadav continued his impressive start to Test cricket with the scalps of Bairstow and Joe Root.There was turn from early, but nothing extravagant, and after the brutish delivery received by Haseeb Hameed in the tenth over, which reared off a length, the bounce largely behaved itself. Reverse swing, especially a spell before tea by Umesh Yadav, posed a significant challenge which was repelled by Bairstow and Jos Buttler, but in the final session it was the squeezing of the run rate - a boundary took Bairstow to 53 off 76 balls, then he needed 99 balls for his next 36 - more than devilish deliveries that made life hard work.Buttler, playing just his second first-class match since being dropped from the Test side last October, played the other significant innings of the day. Ended with a loose drive to cover, as India throttled the scoring after tea, it was not substantial enough to satisfy Englands needs but he played with confidence that belied his lack of recent cricket.During a frenetic morning, Alastair Cook and Root gifted their wickets to India, as did Moeen Ali to leave England 92 for 4 at lunch. In the afternoon, Ben Stokes joined the list of haphazard dismissals when he charged at and missed a straighter delivery from Jadeja. He had begun the rebuilding job alongside his regular partner-in-crime, Bairstow, as the pair added 57 for the fifth wicket, rather than their usual sixth, which took their tally together for the year to over 800 runs.Only Hameed could reflect that he did not have a hand in his dismissal in the first session. England were 32 for no loss in the tenth over when the first sign of the tricks that the surface could play brought Hameeds wicket. A delivery from Umesh spat off a length and smashed into Hameeds top glove, forcing him to drop the bat as the ball looped to gully. As with the grubberr he received in the second innings of the previous Test, there was little Hameed could do except curse his bad luck. Ondrej Pavelec Jersey. .Cooks was an incident-filled stay as he was twice offered lives. His first came in the third over of the day when he had 3 and was squared up by Mohammed Shami. The leading edge flew quickly towards third slip where Jadeja did not even get a hand on the chance. Then, when Cook had 23, R Ashwin spilled a simple chance at midwicket as Cook flicked at Shamis first ball from round the wicket.It was shaping up as a morning to forget for Ashwin who also made a mess of trying to intercept a leg-slide flick from Root - with Virat Kohlis expression growing more angered by the minute - but he quickly made amends when tossed the ball, striking first delivery as Cook thin-edged a cut off a wide delivery.Cooks dismissal meant England had lost their two key batsmen in the space of seven deliveries after Root had absent-mindedly swiped across the line at Jayant having skipped his way to 15 at better than a run-a-ball. After his first-innings dismissal in Vizag, it was another poor moment that England could ill-afford from their best player.Moeen, one of the England batsmen most comfortable using his feet against the spin, attempted a counter-attack when he came down the pitch to Jayant, who had started with four consecutive maidens, sending back-to-back deliveries straight for four and six. But a return to pace ended his stay when Shami produced a well-directed bouncer by Moeens shoulder that he could not control and he picked out fine leg.It meant a familiar pairing had to come to the rescue. During Bairstows stellar year there has been much debate as to whether he is wasted down at No. 7, particularly given the struggles of others tried higher up Englands middle order. His footwork was confident whether playing forward or back, which enabled him to pick the lengths of the spinners instead of being caught betwixt and between.Stokes, too, had looked in good order - with a stinging straight drive off Shami being particularly eye-catching - before Jadeja earned reward for keeping him quiet. He had only been able to take Jadeja for three runs off 30 deliveries before using his feet and driving around a delivery that did not turn, giving Parthiv plenty of time to complete the stumping. Words were briefly exchange between Stokes and Kohli, two cricketers who dont take a backward step, leading the umpires to intervene.Bairstow was reprieved on 54 when Parthiv, playing his first Test for eight years and is now slated to open the batting after an injury to KL Rahul, could not hold a thin edge off Ashwin. Initially it appeared to be a missed stumping, as Bairstow dragged his back foot out of the crease, but subsequent replays confirmed the nick. Parthiv later spilled another as Bairstow edged Jayant but he only needed to stew for a matter of seconds when Jayant straighten one into Bairstows front pad.Woakes and Adil Rashid almost made it through to the close but Umesh capped Indias day byknocking back Woakes off stump after working over the outside edge. Both sides will know they made mistakes, but India will feel like they got away with theirs. For England it was a day of what could have been. 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 Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
LIVERPOOL, England -- American coach Bob Bradley was denied a first win in charge of Swansea when Seamus Coleman scored an 89th-minute equalizer for Everton in a 1-1 draw in the English Premier League on Saturday. Patrik Berglund Jersey .As a result, Bradley became the first Swansea manager in the Premier League to fail to win in his first five games -- taking just two points from a possible 15 -- and the Welsh club dropped to last place, behind Sunderland after its 3-0 win against Hull.Swansea hasnt won since the opening day of the season, with its long wait for three points continuing after Gylfi Sigurdssons 41st-minute penalty was canceled out after a late defensive lapse from Jordi Amat.Amats weak header dropped to Coleman, who nodded a looping effort over goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.It was cruel on the visitors, who had limited Everton to few chances, but they invited more pressure as the second half wore on and their fragile confidence was eventually exposed. Ty Rattie Blues Jersey . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Robert Bortuzzo Blues Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. Melbourne City are full of confidence coming into Saturday nights A-League derby with Melbourne Victory, insisting theyll win if they bring their A-Game.The in-your-face pressing City gameplan has won plenty of fans this season, lifting John van t Schips side to second on the table and helping them lift the FFA Cup.Its why the Dutchman and Socceroo star Tim Cahill insist the City style is enough to beat any side in the league - including Victory.After all, its proved enough in the two derbies in the last two months.Weve had two good results and this of course this gives the team confidence, van t Schip said on Friday.There are no guarantees for this game. It all starts over again.But if we play our game, we have a good chance to get a good result. So thats what were going to do.Thats our idea. Thats why we have this philosophy of having the ball. Trying to play. Trying to be on top of the opponent. We believe in that.The City game was also key in Cahills pre-match thoughts, as aired by Archie Thompson on SEN radio.I was speaking to Timmy and he said if they turn up and play the way they can play, theyll win, he said.If they dont turn up, theyll draw. Thats the confidence that City have.Cahill is no certainty to start the match, restricted to less than 15 minutes of play since the FFA Cup success.Van t Schip said Bruce Kamau was fit to pplay after being rested from last weeks 1-1 draw with Sydney FC. Robby Fabbri Blues Jersey. While City exude belief, so too do Victory.Kevin Muscats side have won five of their last seven games - more than any other club - and the title-winning coach said he took a hell of a lot of confidence into the clash.Asked whether the last two derby defeats played on his mind, Muscat was blunt.I dont think about it, he deadpanned.I dont look back.In terms of league table theres only three points available but in terms of everything else, theres a lot more on the line.Muscat also said that Marco Rojas had done all that has been asked of him this week after missing their last-out 3-0 defeat of Western Sydney with a hamstring issue.Weve got some options in that area, he said.Do we wait and unleash him while people are fatigued or do we start him off? Well analyse and make a decision.While Rojas and goalscoring record-chasing Besart Berisha will challenge City, another danger is they fall into big-game fatigue.City have battled league leaders Sydney FC twice - once to win the FFA Cup - as well as rivals Brisbane in the last 17 days and now face arch-enemies Victory.Van t Schip said that was not a possibility.The more big games the better. 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 Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. China Jerseys . -- For Purdue sophomores David Blough and Markell Jones, Saturdays 24-14 come-from-behind victory against Nevada was all about redemption.Blough threw an interception during the games opening series that the Wolf Pack converted into a touchdown and Jones lost two opening-half fumbles, one of which was converted into a touchdown.But Blough threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, and Jones had a go-ahead score in the third quarter as Purdue rallied to win.Purdue, which turned it over four times, pulled within 14-10 late in the second quarter on Bloughs 48-yard touchdown pass to Bilal Marshall. Purdues defense dominated the third, limiting Nevada to 23 yards on 11 plays.We showed a lot of character, said Blough, who was intercepted five times during a loss to Cincinnati on Sept. 10. The TD pass to Marshall at the end of the first half was the play of the game. It was big for us.Jones 5-yard TD run capped a 12-play, 49-yard drive in the third quarter, and the Boilermakers (2-1) added a TD with 1:17 remaining in the fourth on Bloughs 51-yard pass to Brycen Hopkins. Jones finished with 124 yards for his third career 100-yard game.The Boilermakers have turned the ball over 10 times, including seven interceptions for Blough, in their first three games but are 2-1 for the first time in coach Darrell Hazells fourth season at Purdue.To be down at halftime, the guys showed a lot of grit to overcome four turnovers, Hazell said. The defense was phenomenal in the second half, and the score before halftime gave us momentum. It lifted our sideline. At halftime, we had a lot of energy in that locker room.Tyler Stewart threw touchdown passes of 15 yards to Hasaan Henderson and 6 yards to James Butler for Nevada (2-2). The Wolf Pack converted the Blough interception and a Jones fumble into a 14-3 lead.We just couldnt sustain drives today, said Stewart, who completed 21 of 27 passes for 173 yards. We were OK in spurts, but we just couldnt sustain drives. We put up only 14 points, and thats not enough against a team like Purdue. We knew their defensive front was pretty good. I knew there would be pressure.The Wolf Pack had an opportunity to pull even at 17 with 4:16 remaining in the fourth, but Brent Zuzo hooked a 27-yard field-goal attempt wide left, and Blough iced it.They made plays at the end when we should have, Nevada coach Brian Polian said. There were a lot of mistakes made in the game, and things didnt always go well. Still, we had a chance to win the game in the end, and we didnt do it.Purdue outgained Nevada 466-253.TAKEAWAYS:PURDUE: The Boilermakers were sloppy offensively throughout the game, but their defense pressured Stewart throughout the day and did not allow a point during the games final 35:56.NEVADA: The Wolf Pack came in featuring a strong rushing attack, averaging 208.3 yards a game, but had only 90 at halftime and lost 4 yards rushing during the third quarter when all the momentum shifted to Purdue. Including five sacks, Nevada finished with only 68 rushing yards.KEY NUMBERS:PURDUE: The Boilermakers entered Saturdays game ranked last (14th) in Big Ten rushing defense at 219 yards a game, but Nevadas 33 rushing attempts produced only 68 net rushing yards with a long carry of 15 yards.NEVADA: The Wolf Pack was successful on each of their first five third-down conversion attempts but was only 4 of 10 thereafter, finishing 9 of 15 while Purdue was 10 of 14.INJURY UPDATEPURDUE: Starting offensive right tackle Matt McCann sprained an ankle during practice this week and was unable to play.UP NEXT:PURDUE: The Boilermakers begin Big Ten play at Maryland on Oct. 1.NEVADA: The Wolf Pack start Mountain West competition at Hawaii on Oct. 1. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. Cheap NFL Jerseys . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. . The incident occurred at 19:56 of the second period of the Kings 4-2 road win over Edmonton on Sunday. Nolan punched Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu in the jaw in front of the Kings goal during a scrum. LOS ANGELES -- The Pac-12 has no clear football favorite this fall, and the biggest reason is obvious at the conferences annual Hollywood media days.Of the 24 players invited to represent their schools from this famously pass-happy league, just one is a quarterback.Most of the West Coasts usual powers still are uncertain who will be throwing the ball this fall. Stanfords Kevin Hogan, Southern Californias Cody Kessler, Oregons Vernon Adams, Californias Jared Goff, Utahs Travis Wilson and Arizona States Mike Bercovici are all gone.In fact, only four teams -- UCLA, Washington, Colorado and Washington State -- have clear returning starters.Arizonas Rich Rodriguez is among the coaches who believe a quarterback competition takes place every week, which is why the prolific Anu Solomon isnt guaranteed to be his starter.Other coaches, including USCs Clay Helton, value the leadership of an established starter -- if they can just pick one.Ive played quarterback, and Ive coached the position, said Helton, who plans to choose between Max Browne and Sam Darnold two weeks before the season opener. I know that your team wants to know who the leader is, going into that first game.In a league stacked with talented tailbacks, the turnover behind center in the so-called Conference of Quarterbacks is glaring -- and intriguing. New stars will be made this fall, but the holdovers could be the biggest ones of all.UCLA was picked over USC as the preseason favorite in the South division, and star sophomore Josh Rosen might be the main reason. Washington also has sophomore Jake Browning back behind center, and the Huskies are expected to be Stanfords greatest challenge for the North division title.Helton, the Trojans former quarterbacks coach, will name a replacement for Kessler, his durable three-year starter, in time to prepare for the Trojans brutal opener against Alabama.Browne, a redshirt junior who has already graduated from USC, is widely expected to get the first shot, but Darnold is making things complicated.The separation between Max and Sam Darnold was not great, Helton said. If we talk about competing at every position, its got to be the quarterback position also.Stanford is the preseason media polls pick to win another league title, but the Cardinal didnt come out of spring baall with a clear successor to Hogan. Jerseys NFL Wholesale. Keller Chryst and Ryan Burns will continue their competition next month -- even if their biggest responsibility might be handing off to star tailback Christian McCaffrey.Across the Bay, California has the unenviable task of replacing Goff, the three-year starter and subsequent No. 1 pick.Chase Forrest was the front-runner heading into spring ball, but coach Sonny Dykes said he ended up neck-and-neck with redshirt freshman Ross Bowers. Dykes is excited to add freshman Victor Viramontes to the competition next month, indicating nobody has an advantage.The good thing is we have some very viable options, Dykes said. Were going to need to make a relatively quick decision, figure out who the guy is going to be, build a football team around him and his strengths, and go out and win.Oregon must replace Adams after his up-and-down single season. Coach Mark Helfrich landed Montana State graduate Dakota Prukop as a transfer to compete alongside Travis Jonsen and Terry Wilson.We had three guys in spring ball that were very similar and completely different, Helfrich said. (Prukop) has played a lot of football, but you could see those wheels turning (in practice). Sometimes they were all trying to win the job with that next throw, and thats the worst thing.Utah coach Kyle Whittingham plans an open competition to replace Wilson, saying Brandon Cox, Tyler Huntley and Troy Williams all have a real shot at the job.We did not really see much separation, so that competition will continue this fall, Whittingham said. The biggest question is the quarterback position, just because its unsolved. Not that were worried about that position, but theres no pecking order established yet.Even at schools with returning experience, there will be competition. Rodriguez pointedly declined to guarantee the starting job to Solomon over Brandon Dawkins, even after Solomon passed for 6,460 yards and 48 touchdowns in his first two seasons.We have, in my opinion, two returning starters, Rodriguez said. Well see who wins the job. I hope both of them prove that we can win with them, and well play both of them throughout the year. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys' ' '
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 ... » »»

Clickbank Ads