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Former A-League title winner Jacob Timpano is set to be reunited with Sydney FC, while controversial former Croatia defender Josip Simunic could be on his way back to Australia as part of this years FFA Cup. Wholesale NFL Jerseys .A handful of former National Soccer League clubs appears to be the big winners out of the round-of-32 draw, conducted on Thursday, for the knockout tournament.Melbourne Victory will open their FFA Cup defence on the road against Newcastle, while Brisbane will resume their cracking A-League rivalry with Perth at home.But as ever with the FFA Cup, the real intrigue lies below the professional level.Its not quite a derby, but arguably the most-exciting match pits former NSL champions Wollongong Wolves up against Sydney FC.The Wolves, in NSWs National Premier Leagues competition, are coached by Timpano, who won the inaugural A-League title with the Sky Blues and played under Graham Arnold during his Olyroos coaching days.For the people down in the Illawarra, its probably a dream draw, Timpano said.Theres a lot of Sydney FC supporters down there. Im sure well pack out WIN Stadium.Its definitely special to be coaching against them now - itll be a very tough match-up for us.Two-time NSL winners Melbourne Knights are at home to WA side Cockburn City and, following Heidelberg Uniteds recruitment of Greek international star Kostas Katsouranis last year, they could have a marquee recruit of their own.Coach Andrew Marth confirmed the club was in talks with Simunic - a former Knights junior who opted to represent Croatia instead of the Socceroos and was the infamous recipient of referee Graham Polls third yellow card at the 2006 World Cup - to play a one-off match for them.Newly crowned A-League champions Adelaide United, meanwhile, have been sent to Brisbanes southern suburbs to take on one of Queenslands oldest clubs, Redlands United.The biggest chance of an upset in the draw lies with Victorian outfit Green Gully, who will fancy their chances of knocking off A-League battlers Central Coast.Green Gully spent three seasons in the NSL in the mid-1980s but have been a powerhouse at state-league level since.Its been a long time since the club was on the national stage, coach Arthur Papas said.To draw an A-League team, at home, we embrace the challenge.Details for all matches, to be staged in late July and early August, will be confirmed next week.FFA CUP DRAW: ROUND-OF-32 FIXTURES:* Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory* Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory* Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers* Melbourne Knights (Vic) v Cockburn City (WA)* Far North Queensland Heat (Qld) v Edgeworth Eagles (NNSW)* Shamrock Rovers Darwin (NT) v Brisbane Strikers (Qld)* MetroStars (SA) v Bentleigh Greens (Vic)* Canberra Olympic (ACT) v Surfers Paradise Apollo (Qld)* Devonport Strikers (Tas) v Lambton Jaffas (NSW)* Bonnyrigg White Eagles (NSW) v Manly United (NSW)* Hume City (Vic) v Marconi Stallions (NSW)* Blacktown City (NSW) v Sydney United 58 (NSW)* Wollongong Wolves (NSW) v Sydney FC* Redlands United (Qld) v Adelaide United* Green Gully (Vic) v Central Coast Mariners* Floreat Athena (WA) v Melbourne City* First side listed to play at home (except for the Phoenix, who must play all FFA Cup games in Australia); all fixtures subject to FFA scheduling. Wholesale Jerseys China . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. Wholesale Jerseys . LUCIE, Fla. http://www.wholesalejerseysnflsports.com/ . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseballs new labor contract, which includes stiffer penalties for high-spending teams and a hard cap on signing bonuses for international amateurs.The Oakland Athletics also came up short, with the teams ability to receive revenue-sharing money to be trimmed in stages and eliminated in 2020.Mid-tier free agents were winners, with management agreeing teams will no longer forfeit first-round draft picks for signing players who turn down qualifying offers. But top-tier free agents could wind up as losers if potential bidders back off because of the steeper tax for exceeding the payroll threshold.Players and owners agreed to the five-year deal Wednesday, subject to ratification, and details were provided by several people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the sides had not yet released specifics.The luxury tax threshold, which was $178 million in 2011 and $189 million this year, will rise to $210 million by 2021. That represents an 18 percent rise over a decade, well below the rate of increase in baseballs revenue.And the highest tax bracket will rise, with two levels of new surtaxes.The Dodgers luxury-tax payroll this year was about $256 million, down from a record $297 million last year, leaving them on track to owe a tax of approximately $34 million -- a 50 percent rate assesses on the amount over the threshold.If the new rules were fully implemented this year, they would pay $41,825,000: a base tax of $30.5 million (50 percent of the amount above $195 million), a surtax of $2.4 million (12 percent of the $20 million-$40 million amount over the threshold) and a second surtax of $8,925,000 (42.5 percent of the amount above $40 million).However, the new rules transition in next year and dont have a full impact until 2018.While management failed to gain the international draft it wanted, players did agree to a hard cap on international signings, which eliminates deals such as Yoan Moncadas $31.5 million signing bonus with Boston in 2015. The signing pool limit will be $4.75 milliion for the signing period that begins July 2.dddddddddddd The pool rises to $5.25 million for teams with competitive balance round A draft picks and $5.75 million for clubs with round B selections.Eight teams have spent more than $4.75 million in the current signing season, led by San Diego at $34.6 million (plus a $31.3 million tax) and Atlanta at $15.6 million (plus an $11.1 million tax). Because of the new limits, teams that had tentative deals in place with 15-year-old Latin players that were set to be finalized next summer could be forced to back out.Players who left Cuba also are impacted by the changes. Under the old rules, Cubans didnt count against a teams signing bonus pool if they were at least 23 and played in a professional league for at least five seasons. Because of that, Lourdes Gourriel waited until after his 23rd birthday last month to finalize a $22 million, seven-year contract with Toronto.Under the new deal, the age is raised to 25 -- which would reduce the amount spent on Cubans who are younger.Oakland has been a special case when it comes to baseballs revenue-sharing plan. The old collective bargaining agreement disqualified teams in the 15 largest markets from receiving revenue sharing funds but also stated the As will remain eligible as long as their ballpark situation was unresolved. The new deal cuts the teams revenue share receipts to 75 percent next year, 50 percent in 2018 and 25 percent in 2019 before eliminating it entirely.Draft pick compensation is another change. Free agents such as Dexter Fowler and Daniel Murphy found their markets limited last offseason after turning down qualifying offers. Clubs did not want to lose their first-round draft pick and the union said remedying that situation was a high priority.Going forward, a player can receive a qualifying offer only once in his career. Depending on whether it receives revenue sharing or pays luxury tax, a team would lose its third-highest pick, its second- and fifth-highest selections or its second-highest pick. ' ' ' 

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