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Adrian Lewis has joked that his nine-darter will result in Phil Taylor hitting two of his own on Thursday night. Cheap Jerseys China . Lewis struck the perfect last week in the Premier League en route to a 7-5 win against James Wade, ending a four-year drought for a nine-darter at the competition.He now expects his Stoke mentor Taylor to prove his notorious competitive streak by hitting a pair of his own nine-darters as the Premier League heads to Bournemouth on Thursday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD. I knew I wouldnt miss the double 12. After seven darts I fancied it. Adrian Lewis You know what Phils like - hell try and hit two! Lewis told Sky Sports. I hit one in the practice room against Phil before I went on last week. That showed me I was playing well so I just had to build on that.I started with a 180, then a 177 - then I thought right, come on now. Then the next one went in, and I knew I wouldnt miss the double 12. After seven darts I fancied it.Id never hit one in the Premier League so that was a special moment for - its another achievement. How to hit a nine-darter Nine simple steps... Watch Adrian Lewis hit a nine darter here Lewis insists the format of the Premier League does not always lend itself to players hitting nine-darters, having become the first player since Simon Whitlock in 2012 to complete the shot.But this week his focus is on playing twice against Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen as he tries to book his spot in the play-offs. Classic encounters between Adrian Lewis and MVG Its a short format so its hard to settle down, Lewis said. The crowd are loud which makes it harder to focus. Theres been a few missed over the last few years on a double.Phil and Michael have had great seasons but I have to beat Barney first on Thursday. If I can beat Michael too, that will put me ahead of him with a couple of weeks until the play-offs.Watch Premier League Darts on Thursday on Sky Sports 1 HD at 7pm, or watch live for £6.99 without a contract on NOW TV. Also See: Fixtures/Results On Sky TV Prem Table Darts betting Get Sky SportsWholesale Jerseys Free Shipping . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Cheap Jerseys From China . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. http://www.chinajerseyscheap.com/. Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3. Bellator lightweight champion?Michael Chandler isnt overly cocky or brash, yet he isnt afraid to speak his mind regardless of what others may think.Theres a fine line between humility and not thinking highly enough of yourself, Chandler told ESPN.com. I spent a lot of years tip-toeing around, being afraid of what people were going to think. Its OK to have a little bit of pride in yourself. I spent way too many years suppressing that, and I just refuse to live a life thats not conducive of a champion.After knocking out Patricky Pitbull Freire with a thunderous right hand -- described by Chandler as hitting the sweet spot on a baseball bat -- to recapture the lightweight title in May, Chandler has begun to enjoy the fruits of his labor, to take stock of a great moment in his career.I stand here not afraid to admit that Ive watched that knockout a thousand times,?Chandler said. If my visions come to fruition, Im going to knock Benson Henderson out in the first or second round just as devastatingly.Chandler will look to make that prediction true against Henderson (24-6) on Saturday in the headliner of Bellator 165 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The matchup pits the Bellator and UFC 155-pound champions from 2012 and most of 2013 against each other.Henderson defended the UFC strap three times in that time frame while Chandler defended the Bellator belt twice. Chandler says he wouldve loved a shot to fight Henderson then, to see who the true premier lightweight in the world was, but he gets his shot years later -- a stretch of time Chandler claims he has only benefited from.I feel like Im the best Ive ever been, and I think its happening at the worst time for him, Chandler said. I think he has done nothing but second guess himself, decline in skill, and I think at this point hes settled on becoming the head coach at the [MMA] Lab. You know, you get to coach and be a gym owner. I was focused on gold belts.While both fighters are 3-3 in their last six bouts, Chandler is riding a three-fight win streak in which he has dominated his opponents, including the knockout of Freire that Bellators Jimmy Smith called fast in slow motion. In his own stretch, Henderson fought three times at welterweight, including his Bellator debut to Andrey Koreshkov in April, a unanimous decision loss. In his title eliminator fight with Patricio Pitbull Freire?in August, Henderson didnt look stellar prior to winning via TKO in the second round when Freire was unable to continue with a leg injury.Hes past his prime, and he has taken way too many shots, Chandler said. He doesnt believe in himself anymore, hee doesnt believe he can beat me. Wholesale Authentic Jerseys. He sat there and he lied to Scott Coker at the negotiation table. Scott Cokers writing him big checks, and hes coming out and underperforming. Im going to go out there and put a nail in the coffin, and send him off into retirement down there in Arizona.This appears to be the halcyon age for Chandler, but to get here, he had to go through some dark times. The aforementioned three-fight losing skid, in which Chandler dropped the title to Eddie Alvarez in a contested split decision, kicked it off. That loss was followed by back-to-back defeats to Will Brooks. He went 688 days without a victory, a time he says made him grow physically, mentally and spiritually into the man he is today.During that time, Chandler decided to switch camps and train with the Blackzilians in Boca Raton, Florida. He reconnected with grappling coach Neil Melanson, whom he bonded with while beginning his MMA career at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Chandler says that their dynamic works great because hed run through a brick wall if his coach told him to, and it would be reciprocated. He adds that relationships like theirs are rare in this sport, and compared it to the likes of Demetrious Johnson and Matt Hume or Frankie Edgar with Mark Henry.He has been my grappling coach, head coach, good friend, mentor, and hes worth his weight in gold because hes the best grappling coach in the entire world, Chandler said. He loves me more than anybody else in this entire sport. He believes in me more than anybody else in this entire sport, and thats a very powerful thing.Based on his words, you could think that Chandler is looking past Henderson this Saturday, but that isnt the case. The Bellator champion says his work inside the gym is producing the best version of Michael Chandler to date. Saturday is the five-year anniversary of Chandler-Alvarez I, one of the best fights of 2011. A kid one year and a half out of college submitted a perennial top-five lightweight in the fourth round to win his first title. Now proven to the world and comfortable in his own skin -- to call it the way he sees it -- Chandler only has to measure up to his own standards.The only person that I need to outperform out there is myself, Chandler said. If I go out there, and I put together my game plan, and I put together my hands and my feet, and my aggression, and my speed, and my power together like I know I can, theres not a man in this division, in this world, that can stop me. ' ' '
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