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SAN DIEGO -- After losing to Stephen Strasburg on Thursday night and then blowing an extra-inning game Friday night, the San Diego Padres righted themselves rather nicely against the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals. Serge Gnabry Jersey UK . Andrew Cashner pitched 6 2-3 strong innings and Kyle Blanks and Will Venable homered off Dan Haren to lead the Padres to a 13-4 victory Sunday and a split of their four-game series. "Its huge. They have probably one of the best rotations in baseball, let alone lineups," Cashner said. "Thats a really, really good team over there. After we lost the first two we definitely played better the last two games." After Eric Stults outpitched Jordan Zimmermann on Saturday night, the Padres got to Haren early on Sunday. The Padres tied their season high in runs and their 15 hits against four Nationals pitchers were two short of their season high. "It was good to bounce back in beating Zimmermann, who is arguably the best pitcher in the National League right now. That was a big win last night," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "Then to come back today against Haren, whos a great competitor. We got to him early and got him there in the middle part of the game with a couple big swings. Good for our guys. It was a good win." San Diegos Yonder Alonso homered off Drew Storen leading off the eighth to finish 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. It was his sixth homer. Everth Cabrera and rookie Jedd Gyorko each had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Cabrera had three stolen bases to give him a major league-leading 18. "Were swinging really good right now and were seeing the ball so good right now," Cabrera said. "It feels great. Im happy." Cashner (3-2) allowed three runs and seven hits, struck out six and walked one. He retired the first seven Nationals batters and the Padres jumped on Haren for three runs in the first. "Cash carried that momentum all the way through the game," Black said. "I thought he did a nice job with the fastball-change combination. He wobbled very little. I thought he was in control of the game and pitched very well." The Nationals have lost six of nine. Haren (4-5) got off to a rough start by allowing three runs in the first inning and was gone after the fourth-run fifth. Haren allowed nine hits while striking out five and walking two. With the Padres leading 3-2, Venable opened the fifth with a shot deep into the stands in right field, his sixth. Haren retired the next two batters before Alonso doubled to left-centre and scored on Gyorkos single to left. Blanks then lined Harens next pitch an estimated 383 feet off the side of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner for a 7-2 lead. It was his third. "Way too many mistakes," Haren said. "I didnt feel good out there. I didnt have much. I made a bunch of mistakes in the first inning. I kept it close for a while but you cant keep leaving balls out over the plate to a professional lineup. I kept fighting myself. I was working behind in the count too much, which is a recipe for disaster." The Padres scored three runs against Haren in the first on three hits and a walk. Carlos Quentin and Gyorko had RBI doubles and Alonso a sacrifice fly. The Nationals pulled to 3-2 in the fourth on Ryan Zimmermans two-run homer that went an estimated 414 feet into the second deck in left, his third. Steve Lombardozzi was aboard on a leadoff infield single after his hard smash went off Cashners glove. Cashner was knocked backward by the impact. He stayed in the game. The Padres scored five runs on four hits, two walks and a sacrifice fly off Ryan Mattheus in the seventh. Cabrera had a two-run single. "Very disappointing," Washington manager Davey Johnson said. "I hate to even talk about that one today. We didnt pitch very well. We got back in the ballgame but Haren obviously didnt have his stuff. The bullpen didnt do it. Tough day." NOTES: The Padres had a season-high five stolen bases. ... Washingtons Adam LaRoche hit an RBI single in the seventh to extend his career-best hitting streak to 16 games. ... Nationals OF Bryce Harper sat out a second straight game with a bruised left knee from his collision with the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium last Monday night. .... Harens poor start ended a string of nine consecutive games in which Washington starters allowed two or fewer earned runs. ... The Nationals open a three-game series at San Francisco on Monday night. LHP Zach Duke (0-0, 8.40) is scheduled to start against RHP Ryan Vogelsong (1-4, 8.06). Duke is slated to make his first start since July 10, 2011, at St. Louis. ... The Padres continue their homestand with a three-game series against St. Louis that starts Monday night. 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BATON ROUGE, La. Ilkay Gundogan Germany Jersey . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate. His off-season arrest aside, there is no denying what a game-changer the explosive, 6-foot-2, 235-pound running back can be for the surging sixth-ranked Tigers, who have quickly re-established their credentials as contenders in the Southeastern Conference. Hill rushed for a career-high 184 yards and tied a career high with three touchdowns, helping LSU defeat previously unbeaten Auburn, 35-21 on Saturday night. Running with a combination of power, agility and speed, Hill scored touchdowns of 49, 10 and 6 yards. He set up yet another score with a 54-yard scamper in which he was shoved out of bounds at the 1. Hill was quick to deflect some of the credit to LSUs young offensive line for opening "gaping holes." "It was just up to me to make a couple of guys miss," Hill added. Even Hills defensive teammates talked about being "pumped up" on the sideline as they watched Hill tear off big runs. "For him to be that big and run that fast, its ridiculous," LSU cornerback Jalen Mills said. Tre Mason rushed for 132 yards and had two short touchdown runs in the third quarter for Auburn (3-1, 1-1 SEC), the second cutting LSUs lead to 28-14. Zach Mettenberger responded with his only touchdown pass of the night -- a 32-yarder to Jarvis Landry -- early in the fourth quarter as LSU (4-0, 1-0) dimmed Auburns hopes for a comeback. Mettenberger was 14 of 22 for a season-low 229 yards. He also threw his first interception of the season, but it wasnt that costly as LSUs 228 yards rushing helped it stay in control for most of the game. Auburns Nick Marshall was 17-of-33 passing for 224 yards and was intercepted twice. He also rushed for 46 yards. Although LSU raced to a three-touchdown lead, Auburn refused to fold. Auburn pulled within two scores on Cameron Artis-Paynes 12-yard touchdown run with 6:33 left, then nearly pulled off a successful onside kick. Auburn recovered, but on replay review was deemed to have touched the ball before it went the requisite 10 yards. "Our kids didnt quit and theyre not going to quit," first-year Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. "Im very proud of our guys and with that attitude theyll have a chance to improve." Auburn already appears substantially better than last season, when it won three games all year and went winless in the SEC. LSU coach Les Miles applauded his teams fast start and its timely answers to Auburns second-half surges, but Miles also said he would have liked the game to have "a nice, orderly finish," adding, "That was not what I consider orderly." With rain steady throughout the day and well into the first half, ball security was a challenge early and hurt Auburn most. Nick Marshalls fumbled handoff on fourth-and-1 on the LSU 41 led to Hills long TD run three plays later for the games opening score. Punter Steven Clarks mishandled snap on Auburns second possession of the game set up Hills 10-yard score to give LSU a 14-0 lead before six minutes had elapsed. Already, Auburn was facing a larger deficit than at any point in its first three games. "We kind of beat ourselves in the beginning," Mason said. "Mistakes after mistakes can get frustrating and that happened. "We also have to figure out how to play in weather like this." LSU was threatening to take a three-score lead when running back Terrence Magee fumbled on the Auburn 12, but Hills slashing 54-yard run set up fullback J.C. Copelands forceful touchdown carry to make it 21-0. Auburn did not score until early in the third quarter. Masons 2-yard TD run capped a 50-yard drive that began with Auburn safety Jermaine Whiteheads interception. LSU responded immediately with a 75-yard drive that ended with Hills third TD. During much of the off-season, it wasnt clear if Hill would be able to play at all. His arrest for landing a punch outside a bar in late April violated his probation from an earlier misdemeanour plea to carnal knowledge of a juvenile. A judge placed further restrictions on Hills probation, but agreed to let him remain out of jail. Miles, whod suspended Hill after his arrest, reinstated him when fall practice began and benched him only for LSUs season-opening victory over TCU. A week later, Hill scored on his first carry against UAB. He scored twice last week against Kent State, including a 58-yarder. He was even more dominant this weekend. ---- NOTES: Auburn WR Jaylon Denson was carted off with what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the first quarter. ... LSU DT Anthony Johnson appeared to hurt his left leg, but LSU did not provide any update on his condition. ... 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TORONTO -- Zach Collaros was so dialed in during his first professional start that even his coach was a step behind. wholesale nfl jerseys free shipping . With the calm demeanour of a seasoned veteran, the second-year quarterback threw three touchdown passes Tuesday as the Toronto Argonauts dismantled the B.C. Lions 38-12. "I gave him a couple pointers throughout the game and he told me, Coach Im way ahead of you," Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich said with a chuckle. "Thats just the way he was tonight." Starting in place of the injured Ricky Ray, the 24-year-old University of Cincinnati product showed tremendous poise under pressure against the CFLs No. 1-ranked defence. But despite his impressive debut, Collaros was quick to share the glory. "I thought we played a great game. I thought in the second half, our offensive line really took their will away," Collaros said after finishing 21 of 25 for 253 yards. "Beating a great team like the B.C. Lions is awesome and hopefully we can build on this." Collaros spread the ball to eight different receivers on the night, including end-zone strikes to Jason Barnes, Alexander Robinson and John Chiles. He also rushed eight times for 28 yards and gave the Lions defence fits with his ability to avoid the rush. "The moment wasnt too big for him," Milanovich said. With the victory, Toronto (3-2) snapped a six-game losing streak against B.C. (3-2) in front of a crowd of 20,064 at Rogers Centre. Collaros wasnt the only player making his first start for the Argonauts. Rookie running back Curtis Steele, in the lineup for the injured Chad Kackert, rushed 12 times for 74 yards and two late TDs. "Our mentality is we really dont worry about whos not in," Milanovich said. "We know weve got good enough players on this roster. "I dont care whos in there. I expect to be able to win." On the other side of the ball, the Argonauts bend-but-not break defence stymied the Lions and quarterback Travis Lulay, who were toothless in the red zone. Lulay was 20-of-30 passing for 226 yards with an interception, running back Andrew Harris rushed 16 times for 107 yards and receiver Nick Moore caught six passes for 116 yards. Paul McCallum kicked four field goals to move into fourth all-time on the CFL scoring list. The Lions mustered 378 yards of offence but couldnt punch the ball over the goal-line on a night that included four drives in the red zone. "We were in it up to the fourth quarter but then we didnt take advantage of the opportunities that we had -- just didnt make the plays," Lulay said. "They made the plays when it came to that critical point." Toronto led 14-6 at halftime on two Collaros touchdown passes and never looked back on a rare Tuesday night game that concluded an awkward Week 5 on the CFL schedule. After the Argonauts held the Lions to a field goal on their first possession after the break, Collaros threw his third TD, a 23-yard strike to Chiles, to make the score 21-6. The Lions offence responded with a 10-play, 86-yard drive that was helped by a 40-yard pass completion from Lulay to Moore, but Torontos defence again held firm and forced a 10-yard McCallum field goal that cut the lead to 21-12. The Argonauts defence was anchored in the middle by defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell, who was traded by B.C. to Toronto in the off-season. "When those special times came up we knew we had to step up and execute," Mitchell said. "Had to make sure that everyone on the field did their job." A 24-yard-field goal from Noel Prefontaine stretched Torontos edge to 24-12 before Shane Horton recovered a Harris fumble inside the Argonauts 25-yard line with the Lions driving. Lulay then fumbled deep in B.C. territory and Steele went up and over for his first CFL touchdown with 2:24 left to play. He added another TD run with under a minute to play from 11 yards out after the Lions failed to convert on a third down. Toronto was without Ray and Kackert, who are both nursing knee injuries. The Argonauts have a bye next week and hope to have Ray back for their next game, a home date with the Montreal Alouettes on Aug. 8. Kackert, meanwhile, is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. Trailing 3-0 late in the first quarter, Toronto linebacker Marcus Ball intercepted a Lulay pass to set up the Argonauts first TD, a 22-yard pass from Collaros to Barnes that came just over two minutes into the second. The Lions had a good looking drive going on their next possession but had to settle for a McCallums second field goal of the night, a 17-yard effort. The Argonauts got the ball to midfield on the ensuing kickoff after executing a sneaky reverse and Collaros capitalized again by engineering a scoring drive that culminated in one-yard touchdown pass to Robinson at 10:48 to take a 14-6 lead into halftime. Notes: The Argonauts sit first in the East Division, while the Lions are third in the West. ... B.C. won the only other meeting of the two teams this season, 24-14 on July 4 in Vancouver. ... Collaros fumbled on his first possession to set up the Lions opening field goal from McCallum. ... Robinson and Chiles also scored their first CFL touchdowns for Toronto. ... The Lions next game is Monday at home against Winnipeg. ... Lions guard Kirby Fabien was carted off the field with a leg injury in the first quarter. ... Torontos last victory over B.C. before Tuesday came July 23, 2010, a 24-20 victory at Rogers Centre. ... 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SAN DIEGO -- After losing to Stephen Strasburg on Thursday night and then blowing an extra-inning game Friday night, the San Diego Padres righted themselves rather nicely against the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals. Serge Gnabry Jersey UK . Andrew Cashner pitched 6 2-3 strong innings and Kyle Blanks and Will Venable homered off Dan Haren to lead the Padres to a 13-4 victory Sunday and a split of their four-game series. "Its huge. They have probably one of the best rotations in baseball, let alone lineups," Cashner said. "Thats a really, really good team over there. After we lost the first two we definitely played better the last two games." After Eric Stults outpitched Jordan Zimmermann on Saturday night, the Padres got to Haren early on Sunday. The Padres tied their season high in runs and their 15 hits against four Nationals pitchers were two short of their season high. "It was good to bounce back in beating Zimmermann, who is arguably the best pitcher in the National League right now. That was a big win last night," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "Then to come back today against Haren, whos a great competitor. We got to him early and got him there in the middle part of the game with a couple big swings. Good for our guys. It was a good win." San Diegos Yonder Alonso homered off Drew Storen leading off the eighth to finish 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. It was his sixth homer. Everth Cabrera and rookie Jedd Gyorko each had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Cabrera had three stolen bases to give him a major league-leading 18. "Were swinging really good right now and were seeing the ball so good right now," Cabrera said. "It feels great. Im happy." Cashner (3-2) allowed three runs and seven hits, struck out six and walked one. He retired the first seven Nationals batters and the Padres jumped on Haren for three runs in the first. "Cash carried that momentum all the way through the game," Black said. "I thought he did a nice job with the fastball-change combination. He wobbled very little. I thought he was in control of the game and pitched very well." The Nationals have lost six of nine. Haren (4-5) got off to a rough start by allowing three runs in the first inning and was gone after the fourth-run fifth. Haren allowed nine hits while striking out five and walking two. With the Padres leading 3-2, Venable opened the fifth with a shot deep into the stands in right field, his sixth. Haren retired the next two batters before Alonso doubled to left-centre and scored on Gyorkos single to left. Blanks then lined Harens next pitch an estimated 383 feet off the side of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner for a 7-2 lead. It was his third. "Way too many mistakes," Haren said. "I didnt feel good out there. I didnt have much. I made a bunch of mistakes in the first inning. I kept it close for a while but you cant keep leaving balls out over the plate to a professional lineup. I kept fighting myself. I was working behind in the count too much, which is a recipe for disaster." The Padres scored three runs against Haren in the first on three hits and a walk. Carlos Quentin and Gyorko had RBI doubles and Alonso a sacrifice fly. The Nationals pulled to 3-2 in the fourth on Ryan Zimmermans two-run homer that went an estimated 414 feet into the second deck in left, his third. Steve Lombardozzi was aboard on a leadoff infield single after his hard smash went off Cashners glove. Cashner was knocked backward by the impact. He stayed in the game. The Padres scored five runs on four hits, two walks and a sacrifice fly off Ryan Mattheus in the seventh. Cabrera had a two-run single. "Very disappointing," Washington manager Davey Johnson said. "I hate to even talk about that one today. We didnt pitch very well. 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PITTSFORD, NY – David Hearns third round certainly was a colourful one. Saucony Grid 9000 Mint . A look at his scorecard on the PGA.com website shows six birdies (those appear in blue), five bogeys (a light brown) and a double (a darker brown).  Add it all up and it spelled a tough day for the Brantford, Ont., resident who ended his day with that double and a score of 71.  After a great start to his week, Hearn has slipped each of the following two days, blaming his putter for the slide.  “The bottom line is I just didnt putt well enough today,” Hearn summarized. “Hopefully I can straighten that out (Sunday) and shoot a good score, maybe even get into red numbers.” Hearns day included missing some putts from knee-knock range on eight and nine, and then coming back with a solid birdie on the 10th after hitting his approach in to about six feet.  A hole later, his tee shot on the par-3 11th landed in some deep rough beside the green. He hacked it out, clanging it off the pin and dropping it into the hole for another birdie.  “I was just really trying to keep that one on the green,” he admitted. “To have it go in was a bonus.” He added another birdie at the 15th but stumbled home with a bogey on the 17th before his unfortunate double at the last. Those two final holes played as the first and third toughest on the course respectively Saturday and ate up more than their fair share of players. Still, Hearn was hoping for a better ending to his day.  “Im a little disappointed in my finish,” he stated. “I had a string of birdies going on the back nine, but 17 and 18 are just playing so long. Theyre really more like par 5s. On 17, for example, I hit driver, 3-wood just to get there. Thats how long those holes are playing.” Despite that finish, it didnt take Hearn long to put it behind him. Hes able to laugh at himself for his hiccups and move on to the next challenge. It is, after all, only golf. Its his job and the way he makes his living, but he seems able to understand that getting upset over a bad finish is wasted energy. Hearn still has work to do on Sunday, a move up the leaderboard will assist him in the year-end FedEx cup playoffs. It will also put some cash in bank, which, with an $8 million purse, can be significant.  Throw in some Official World Golf Ranking Points and even a few Presidents Cup points, and Sunday is an important day.  “My goal for [Sunday] is to try and get into red numbers for the day and maybe even the week,” Hearn stated. “If I can put together a real nice Sunday round, shoot three or four under, I can move up into a good spot.” Even if that doesnt happen over the final 18 holes Hearn has certainly gained a lot this week. 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The Phillies have won nine of 13 and stand 6 1/2 games behind NL East-leading Atlanta. "Its definitely exciting to pull that one out," Mayberry said. "It definitely gives us momentum and being able to carry momentum into the All-Star break and second half." Chase Utley led off the 10th with a double and David Purcey (0-1) walked Jimmy Rollins. The runners advanced on Domonic Browns groundout and Darin Ruf was intentionally walked to load the bases. Ramon Troncoso relieved and struck out Young. But Mayberry lined Troncosos first pitch up the middle for the winning run. "I think this sets us up," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "Weve got to get going, weve got to get some wins." Antonio Bastardo (3-2) pitched a scoreless 10th to earn the victory. All three games in the series went extra innings. The teams played a total of 34 innings over 11 hours, 12 minutes. The White Sox scored a run in the ninth off Jonathan Papelbon, who blew his fifth save in 25 chances. Brown, picked for his first All-Star team, drove in a pair of runs and upped his team-leading total to 67 RBIs entering the break to help the Phillies reach .500 for the first time since June 7. "The bottom line is if you dont finish in first place or get in the playoffs, you havent done anything," Manuel said. Cole Hamels was poised for his third straight win after a poor start to the season prior to Papelbons blown save. The left-hander has a 1.57 ERA in his last three starts. He allowed two runs and eight hits while striking out seven and walking none in eight innings. The three-time All-Star enters the break with a 4-11 record, but he is encouraged by his performance of late. "To put the team in situations where we win, thats ultimately the big idea," Hamels said. http://www.sauconyshoesoutletsale.com/women-s-saucony-shadow-original-sneakers-pink-yellow-1108-527.html. "(Earlier in the season) I was a little wild and not able to pitch deep in ballgames." Alejandro De Aza homered for Chicago, which enters the All-Star break having lost seven of its last 10 and 31 of 44. "The record stands for itself," manager Robin Ventura said of the White Sox, who dropped to 18 games below .500. "Well just go home, try to clear our minds and get ready to go in the second half." Browns two-run double in the first off Jose Quintana gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead. Philadelphia added a run in the fourth on Hamels RBI single, the first of his two hits. The White Sox scored in the seventh on Jeff Keppingers RBI single. De Aza hit a solo homer in the eighth. Dayan Viciedo hit a one-out single in the Chicago ninth and pinch-runner Blake Tekotte stole second. After Keppinger flied out, Josh Phegley singled up the middle to tie it at 3. Papelbon was booed loudly as he walked back to the dugout after the inning ended. "He might be getting a little spent this time of year," Manuel said. "The break is going to be real good for him." 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Aidy Boothroyd says neither he nor Gareth Southgate has anything to prove before the FA pick Englands next manager. Nike Air Max 90 Essential Noir . Southgates promotion to interim England manager for an initial four games has seen Boothroyd elevated to U21 boss as his replacement, but that period comes to an end next week following the senior squads friendly against Spain on Tuesday. England face Scotland in a World Cup Qualifier at Wembley on Friday ahead of that game, while the U21s host Italy on Thursday before a trip to play France, but Boothroyd insists he and Southgate have already shown their credentials.  To be perfectly honest I dont think Gareth needs to audition and I dont think I do, said the ex-Watford manager, who has moved up from the U20s.We are what we are, people know us and know our character and know that we work together well as a team and work with the other development teams and the staff and everybody that works at the FA. 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Boothroyd is expecting an informal selection process from the FA Dan (Ashworth, technical director) is very hands-on, I see him every day just about or I speak to him every day and the same with Gareth.We work very closely because the 21s and the 20s are close age groups so I am sure it will be very informal and we will all know. Despite their close relationship, Boothroyd joked there was one reason he wouldnt always respond to Southgate.Very often I wouldnt take his calls because he wanted my players but apart from that we get on very well, he told Sky Sports News HQ. Hes stepped up for the four games, Ive stepped up for the four games.Well bring something different because were different personalities but well both want the same thing. We want England teams to do well. Also See: History of Eng-Scot football rivalry Snodgrass: England fans will turn Kane: I thrive against rivals Abraham nets double in U21 win Nike Cortez Blanche . With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. Tn Pas Cher En France . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. http://www.airmax2017pascher.fr/nike-air-max-90-destockage/air-max-90-femme.html . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning.Newcastle have made an approach for Rafa Benitez as they consider alternatives to Steve McClaren, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News HQ understands that although McClaren remains in charge, the club have made contact with Benitezs representatives about the Spaniard stepping in to try to salvage their season.Benitez is available after leaving Real Madrid in January, and sources close to him indicate he would have a qualified interest in the vacancy. McClarens nine-month tenure as Newcastle head coach looked no closer to being resolved on Wednesday night with the former England boss holding talks with managing director Lee Charnley on the phone in the afternoon.The pair were due to meet for talks at St James Park, but the planned face-to-face meeting did not take place. McClaren left the training ground after speaking to Lee Charnley on the phone After four days of silence from the Newcastle hierarchy, it would have been the first time the two had met since Saturdays 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth which left the club languishing in the bottom three.A telephone conversation did happen and McClaren is set to take training on Thursday, with further talks expected afterwards.SSNHQ earlier learned the former Derby manager would not face thee media for his weekly pre-match news conference, which had been scheduled for Thursday but was postponed. Nike Air Max 2017 Homme. Newcastle fans reacted angrily to the clubs 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth McClaren has continued to prepare his side to face Premier League leaders Leicester on Monday Night Football despite intensifying speculation that he is about to lose his job.The clubs directors held a meeting on Monday, conducted without McClaren despite the fact he is also on the board. Former Chelsea and Liverpool boss Benitez tops a wish-list of managers who the club would like to put in charge should they decide to dispense with McClaren. Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes is also understood to be under consideration as a potential successor.The loss to Bournemouth last weekend increased speculation that McClaren could be relieved of his duties, with the team second from bottom in the Premier League with just 10 games remaining. Also See: McClaren future unresolved Benitez & Moyes on Newcastle shortlist Newcastles decision-makers Whats wrong with Newcastle? McClaren determined to stay Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
SOCHI, Russia – When the Canadian management team, headed by executive director Steve Yzerman, gathered in recent months to evaluate the crop of players that would be selected to play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics two central attributes emerged above all else. Paul George Team USA Jersey . There was the requisite hockey sense demanded from the countrys very best and of equal importance, if not more so, was the ability to burn up and down the ice, the latter of significant consequence on the generally unfamiliar international ice surface. "I think we have a really good mix of players here that bring a lot of elements," said Doug Armstrong, the Blues GM and a member of Team Canadas management team, "but the one element they all have is skating ability." Its likely why someone like 34-year-old Joe Thornton – a member of the gold medal winning squad in 2010 and top point producer again this season, but certainly not the fleetest of foot – was not named to the team this time around, replaced by explosive types such as Matt Duchene and Jamie Benn. In fact, the Canadian roster in Vancouver featured a number of players who were probably never be described as quick – Jarome Iginla, Brendan Morrow, Dany Heatley, Eric Staal – but could get around just fine, at that point in their respective careers, on the NHL-sized ice. "I think you see some players that can play on the North American ice [that are] not quite as fleet of foot, but the space they have to get to they can get to quicker and hold it longer. From the corners to the front of the net the distance isnt as great. I think its a different style," Armstrong said. "A bigger man can have success maybe in the North American game thats a little harder to have here." Absent is a single player on this roster who cant get up and down the ice effectively. Quickly adjusting to the larger international ice surface – 15 additional feet wide – will be among the greater challenges facing the Canadians as they look to become the first back-to-back gold medal winning squad in the NHL era of the Olympics. All of which explains why swiftness on skates – not to mention the ability to move the puck with equal speed and precision – was such a fundamental asset in the selection process. Canada managed to win its first gold in 50 years on the Olympic size ice in Salt Lake City, but fell badly short four years later in Torino – they finished a distant seventh. Though other gold medal hopefuls face a similar challenge – with the vast majority of talent migrating to Russia from the NHL – the Canadians (and Americans certainly) will be required to climb a somewhat higher hill, having only played on the 200 by 100 foot surface sparingly. "Theres no question," said head coach Mike Babcock, "when youve grown up your whole life playing on one surface youre probably pretty comfortable with that surface. I know we are in North America. So theres a little adjustment, well get it worked out." One adjustment Babcock will seek is shorter shift lengths: from the NHL standard of 45 seconds down to 40 seconds with more space to cover and ground potentially to protect. He and the coaching staff, which includes big ice expert and former Swiss National Team coach Ralph Krueger, will also stress the need to attack inside on the offensive end, rather than linger on the perimeter as an opponent would prefer. "As much wider [as] the rink is you still want to play an up and down, north and south game and I think its the strength of our team to be able to play at a high speed, high tempo, all four lines," said John Tavares, who played on the bigger ice in Switzerland during the last lockout. "I think thats where were going to be at our best." Other immediate challenges facing Canada (and just about every country) include the required role alterations demanded of NHL stars and energy-sapping jet lag, an adjustment most countries will face in some way or another. "We can talk about the size of the ice surface," said Yzerman, "but I think its adjusting to playing a lesser role. Youve got forwards that are used to playing 21-22 minutes a game that are going to play 10 and 11 and defencemen that are used to playing 27 playing 18. Thats a huge adjustment for them all." Stars and scoring champs are fighting for even the slightest bit of ice-time. Martin St. Louis was the oldest Art Ross winner in NHL history last season (he was 37) and has kept the Lightning afloat save the injured Steven Stamkos again this season, but he finds himself grinding amongst 14 forwards for an opportunity. He and Duchene, a fellow first-timer were on the outside of the forward lines on the opening day of practice at Bolshoy Ice Dome. "When I talked to St. Louis in Tampa I told him he was one of 14 forwards and that he has to grab his piece," said Babcock. "Thats what weve told everyone; theyve got to find a way to grab their piece." Babcock was flipping through lineups and line combinations from the triumphant experience in Vancouver alongside assistant coach Claude Julien and came to a very simple conclusion: things can change in a hurry. Mike Richards for instance, rose from the 14th forward to a key member of an effective trio which included Jonathan Toews and Rick Nash. "Its a competitive environment and we expect our guys to compete for their ice-time," Babcock said. The Canadian head coach got creative in his attempts to quell the effects of jet lag. 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"Im excited to be able to be here for a few more years." Raburn, who was selected by Detroit in the 2001 draft, said he even considered retirement during the off-season, thats how bad things went for him last year. "I dont think anything went right for me," he said. "Im just grateful Cleveland gave me the opportunity." Raburn said he called his parents on Tuesday night to tell them about his new contract, and said having a multiyear deal will not diminish his drive. "Its not like Im not going to play the game as hard," he said. Tigers manager Jim Leyland has always been a big fan of Raburns and was pleased his former player was rewarded. "Im thrilled," Leyland said. "Im so happy for him. Its well deserved. Hes comfortable here. He has a manager hes going to have a great relationship with. I think things are really going to work out for him." Leyland, too, wanted something back from Raburn. "If I dont get a sleeve of golf balls, Im going to be very disappointed," Leyland said. 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After a week of lead-up, the 25th anniversary of Wayne Gretzkys Edmonton exit is finally here. Adidas Zx Flux Black . But while it was the end of an era in Edmonton, it was not the end of a dynasty (a point that countless TSN.ca users have vehemently made over the past week). The Oilers would get stunned by Gretzkys Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 1989 Stanley Cup playoffs and watch, stunned, as their provincial rivals the Calgary Flames lifted their one and only Stanley Cup to date. One year later, however, the dynasty would get its extension. After a regular season buoyed by a Hart Trophy performance from captain Mark Messier, the Oilers attended to unfinished business. After sweeping Gretzky and the Kings in the Smythe Division Final, the Oilers topped Chicago to take their sixth Clarence Campbell Bowl in eight years before dispatching the Presidents Trophy-winning Boston Bruins in the Final. The next two seasons would see the Oilers in the Conference Final, but 1992-93 would see the official end of the Oilers dynasty, kicking off a four-year run of early tee-times. So, what happened? The Gretzky trade is seen as many as the first straw in the unraveling of the Oiler dynasty, but in truth the beginnings can be traced to Gretzkys final season in Edmonton when Hall-of-Fame blue liner Paul Coffey withstood a contract dispute with owner Peter Pocklington, eventually forcing the team to deal him to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Edmonton got a solid return on Coffey with Craig Simpson. The Oilers also got blue line depth in Moe Mantha and Chris Joseph as well as forward Dave Hannan, but it was Simpson that paid immediate dividends, scoring 43 goals in 59 games for the 1987-88 Oilers. The next big move was Gretzky, of course. While the idea of "fair value" in trading possibly the greatest player of all-time cannot really be assessed, the Oilers did get a lot for Gretzky. Jimmy Carson - who still holds the NHL record for career goals before a players 20th birthday - was coming off a 55-goal season and would score 49 in his lone full season as an Oiler. Even the return on Carsons request to be dealt bounced the Oilers way with three crucial pieces to the 1990 Champions in Joe Murphy, Adam Graves and Petr Klima. Martin Gelinas would play 20 NHL seasons and over 1,200 career games. Adversity would hit the Oilers again in 1990-91 as Messier spent a large part of the season battling injuries and the dynasty was forced out. Jari Kurri found himself in a contract dispute with Pocklington and spent the entire season playing in Italy. The team performed well and made the Conference Final, but the writing for the glory days was on the wall. The levees broke in the following offseason as Kurri, Messier, Glenn Anderson, Grant Fuhr and Steve Smith were all dealt away between May and October and Graves would sign with the Rangers. Once again, the Oilers - despite trading their core - received value. Dealing Fuhr (who had lost his starters job to Bill Ranford) and Anderson netted them Vincent Damphousse, a 23-year-old with five years of NHL experience and three 25-plus-goal seasons under his belt. Kurri would net them Scott Mellanby, who would go on to a 22-year NHL career that would see him captain two different teams. Smith netted them enforcer Dave Manson and a pick that the Oilers would use to select Kirk Maltby, while the return on Messier would include Bernie Nicholls. The 30-year-old was a ways off from his 150-point days, but had still put up over 25 goals and over 70 points the previous year. Replacing a championship core that had been together for over a decade was a difficult ask for the Oilers, but the pieces they got in return - especially Carson, Simpson and Damphousse - seemed to be a good start on paper to keeping the team competitive. The undoing of the Oilers, apart from trading away the championship core was a combination of a decline of bad luck and impatience. Carsons early exit was not something the Oilers banked on and their handling of the three firsts was somewhat imprudent. They dealt the 1989 first prior to draft day, selected long-time NHLer Martin Rucinsky in 1991 but dealt him after just two games in an Oiler uniform and got just two games out of 1993 first-rounder Nick Stajduhar. Klima and Graves helped greatly in 1990, but they were both out of Edmonton within three years of their acquisition. Simpsons output stayed productive after his record 1987-88 output, racking up between 29 and 35 goals in each of the next three years, but he would be slowed by injury shortly thereafter and would have his career cut short after a back injury as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. Damphousse - like Carson - was a star in his debut Oilers season, scoring 38 goals in 1991-92. But like Carson, he would last just one year, getting dealt to the Montreal Canadiens for Shayne Corson the following summer and becoming a key piece in the Habs 1993 Cup run. Compounding this was the teams dry spell on the draft floor. The Oilers did not draft, develop and - most importantly - keep a high-calibre player between 1983 (when they drafted Esa Tikkanen) and 1993 (when they drafted Jason Arnott). As for the core of the dynasty, they would get their last hurrah – just not in Edmonton. The 1994 Cup Champion New York Rangers would boast seven players that had won Cups in Edmonton: Messier, Graves, Tikkanen, Anderson, Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe and Jeff Beukeboom. 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With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position.NYON, Switzerland - Fenerbahce will appeal at UEFA next week to regain its Champions League place after being expelled for links to match-fixing. UEFA said on Friday the hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, and its appeal panel is expected to give a verdict within days. Fenerbahce was banned last month, for the second time in three seasons, after a lengthy UEFA investigation of allegations that club officials helped fix matches to win the Turkish league in 2011. As runner-up last season, Fenerbahce would have entered the Champions League third qualifying round draw scheduled on July 19. First-leg matches are played on July 30 or 31. If the Istanbul clubs appeal is dismissed, it can challenge UEFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and request an urgent ruling. Fenerbahce officials, including president Aziz Yildirim, deny wrongdoing and are appealing their criminal connvictions in Turkish courts. Adidas Gazelle Og Black. UEFAs disciplinary sanctions against Fenerbahce include an additional one-year ban from the next season of European competition for which the club qualifies, plus a third suspension deferred for a five-year probationary period. Fenerbahces legal troubles should have allowed third-placed Besiktas to enter Europes signature competition, joining champion Galatasaray which has direct entry into the lucrative 32-team group stage. However, UEFA also banned Besiktas from its competitions in 2013-14 for allegedly fixing the 2011 Turkish Cup final, which it won on penalties over city rival Istanbul BB. UEFA said on Friday the Besiktas appeal will be heard at its headquarters next Thursday. Fourth-placed Bursaspor is in line to enter the Champions League third qualifying round if both rival clubs fail to overturn UEFAs verdicts. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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