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Pablo Sandoval says he isnt proud of what he has become over the past two years and insists he is ready to make the most of the second chance hes about to receive. Clayton Thorson Youth Jersey .In a joint English-Spanish interview with ESPN.com and ESPN Deportes Marly Rivera, Sandoval said he got complacent after signing a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in November 2014 and pledged to start my baseball career all over again now that he is fully recovered from left shoulder surgery.My career had fallen into an abyss because I was so complacent with things that I had already accomplished, Sandoval said by phone in his first public comments since August. I did not work hard in order to achieve more and to remain at the level of the player that I am and that I can be.A wildly popular three-time World Series champion and two-time All-Star with the San Francisco Giants, Sandoval has been a bust with the Red Sox. Since the beginning of the 2015 season, he has batted .242 with a .290 on-base percentage and 10 home runs, lost his third-base job and fallen out of shape to the point that he popped his belt while taking a big swing in an April game against the Toronto Blue Jays.Rock bottom came in early May, when well-known orthopedist Dr. James Andrews operated on Sandovals shoulder. The surgery ended a season in which Sandoval started only one of the Red Soxs first five games and went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts.But the lengthy recovery gave Sandoval time to take stock of how far he has fallen since catching the final out of the 2014 World Series. He came this stark reality: If he didnt change his ways, he was going to find himself out of the game at an age (he turned 30 in August) when he should still be in his prime.Things definitely happen for a reason, Sandoval said. [The surgery and rehab process] have helped revitalize that fire in me to win again.Throughout his career, Sandoval has struggled to stay in shape, gaining and losing weight with dramatic fluctuations. But since leaving the Giants, his weight gain greatly diminished his mobility and range at third base and contributing to a career-worst .658 OPS in 2015.Over the past few months, Sandoval has shed significant weight, according to Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. Neither the team nor Sandoval has divulged specifics, but after principal owner John Henrys widely derided comment this past spring that Sandovals body fat was only 17 percent, the exact number is almost beside the point with two months left before spring training.The proof, for now, is in a picture that circulated on Twitter this week. Sandoval, standing in front of the batting cages at the Red Soxs spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida, looks almost svelte.I have been following a really strict routine that has taken a lot of dedication from my part, Sandoval said. It has not been easy to wake up every single day at 6:30 in the morning to then head to the gym and start a full day of work. But you have to have that kind of dedication if you want to achieve the goals you have set for yourself.Sandoval recently moved to Fort Myers to be closer to the Red Soxs training facility. He works out each day with team trainers, and although neither Dombrowski nor manager John Farrell has traveled to Florida to personally check in on Sandoval, they receive regular reports from the staff there.Dombrowski and Farrell arent guaranteeing that Sandoval will be the Opening Day third baseman. But the Red Sox this week traded two alternatives -- Travis Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers for eighth-inning reliever Tyler Thornburg and top prospect Yoan Moncada to the Chicago White Sox in the Chris Sale blockbuster -- and said that 20-year-old Rafael Devers is bound for Double-A.Save for a potential challenge from utility man Brock Holt, it will be Sandoval or bust at third base.I am not taking anything for granted, Sandoval said. I am here to work hard. Im not thinking about the position or not. I am starting from scratch, and I am here to show what I can do on the field.The Red Sox also have not replaced the middle-of-the-order production they got from retired franchise icon David Ortiz. Instead, they agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with first baseman Mitch Moreland, who will play primarily against right-handed pitching.Asked how the Sox plan to balance out a lineup that leans heavily right-handed, Farrell brought up Sandoval.One of the keys for us is going to be Panda, Farrell said Monday, invoking Sandovals Kung Fu Panda nickname that was earned in San Francisco. Thats not to put it all on him, but heres a left-handed bat who is a proven guy and has every opportunity to make a major impact on our team this year.Sandoval made a faster-than-expected recovery from shoulder surgery. He said doctors cleared him to play in October, and he believes he would have been ready to rejoin the Red Sox if the team hadnt been swept in the American League Division Series by the Cleveland Indians.But Sandovals problems were more than physical. According to multiple people close to him, he dealt with several personal issues in 2015, including a dispute over his training program that caused him to leave longtime agent Gustavo Vasquez and stop speaking to his brother, Michael.Sandoval and his wife had a baby in May, an event that he said has inspired him to rebuild his career.Watching Baby Panda grow up and that he gets the opportunity to see his father play in the majors for seven, eight more years, to get back to the success I had, thats my motivation every day, Sandoval said. The people that I surround myself with now and my family, they are the key to my success. This has been a life lesson.Sandoval understands if Red Sox fans are skeptical. But Sandoval also saw first baseman Hanley Ramirez rebound this year with a 30-homer season after a miserable 2015 and believes he can have a renaissance of his own.I certainly get it. I understand all the frustration [fans] must have felt, and I cant hold any grudges, Sandoval said. I have no ill will about anything. Actually the opposite. It was another lesson for me. It fueled me. It gave me the courage to work harder every day so one day I can be a part of another Boston Red Sox championship.ESPN Deportes Marly Rivera contributed to this report. Nick Foles Youth Jersey . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. Reggie White Youth 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. https://www.eaglessportsgoods.com/Womens-Miles-Sanders-Inverted-Jersey/ . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. HOUSTON -- Wake Forests 2015 season ended with a loss to Stanford, but the Demon Deacons arent focused on revenge entering the College Cup final Sunday.The reward of a national championship is enough for Wake Forest, as the Demon Deacons look to end Stanfords bid for a second straight national championship.We dont really care who we played. We know we can beat any team in the country, said Wake Forest forward Jon Bakero, who had a goal and an assist in Wake Forests double-overtime semifinal win over Denver on Friday.Stanford (14-3-5) beat Wake Forest 2-1 in overtime in the quarterfinals last season on the way to the programs first national championship. While there are many players on each team that played in that game, the Stanford isnt expecting more of a challenge than normal from the Demon Deacons.Both teams have the chance to play for a national championship, Stanford head coach Jeremy Gunn said. Do you think anyone really cares what happened last year?Wake Forest coach Bobby Muuss agreed.It didnt matter if we were playing Stanford or (North) Carolina, Muuss said. Wake Forest has to worry about Wake Forest.While Wake Forest isnt putting any more stock into Sundays game because of its defeat last season to Stanford, the team doesnt deny the loss was a primary source of motivation throughout the season.Were a mature group, Bakero said. I think obviously when you lose a game like that last year, the whole spring, the whole summer, what were thinking about is getting back.Both teams went to overtime Friday night to reach the national championship game. Wake Forest scored in double overtime through midfielder Ian Harkes to advance past Denver, while Stanford reached the final through penalty kicks for the second straight season, beating North Carolina 10-9 in the shootout.Wake Forest has the nations second-best defense, allowing just 0.48 goals per game. Stanford, though, is yet to allow a goal through four tournament games.Stanford is a very well-balanced team and a confident group, Muuss said. We know we have a challenge in front of us.Some things to know about the Wake Forest-Stanford game.STANFORD USED TO THE BEST: As the reigning national champions, Stanford is used to getting its opponents best game. While the Cardinal got off to a shaky start this season with three ties and a loss in its first four games, it quickly became accustomed to each game beiing the biggest on its oppositions schedule. DeSean Jackson Jersey. On Sunday, that will be no different.It made the regular season the toughest because everyone would bring their A-game, Gunn said. Youve been through it.OPPOSING STYLES: Sundays final will feature a contrast in styles, with Wake Forest preferring a passing game to Stanfords preference to play more a direct, counter-attacking game. Muuss said his team is well aware of what to expect from Stanford, while Gunn thinks there may be more scoring opportunities than his teams semifinal game against North Carolina because each team has a unique attacking identity.Its quite simple, Gunn said. We have to figure out ways of shutting them down when theyre on the ball and then figure out ways of breaking them down.NOT AN IDEAL FIELD: The field at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston was replaced in the middle of the last MLS season, which means it is not yet in prime condition. Muuss said after Friday nights semifinal win that it was like playing on sand, and he believes the conditions may favor a team like Stanford more than the Demon Deacons. The Wake Forest coach said it took his team a half to adjust on Friday night, and he wants his team to be safe on Sunday, especially defensively.We just have to make sure were playing safer at the back, maybe an extra touch, Muuss said. We just dont want to have self-inflicting wounds.NO STAR TREATMENT: Last season, Stanfords star player was All-American Jordan Morris, who was named MLS Rookie of the Year this season for the Seattle Sounders. Stanford doesnt feature a big star this season, but Gunn pointed out the teams leading scorer Foster Langsdorf has more goals, 15, than Morris did last season.QUICK TURNAROUND: As reigning national champions, Stanford knows how to handle a championship weekend. After the national semifinal on Friday, teams in the championship only have one day to prepare for the final. Both teams downplayed the significance of a short preparation, with Muuss saying his players were going straight to a yoga session after Saturdays press conference.We know going into the weekend what it entails, so we make the necessary preparations, and guys get to recovering as fast as possible after the game, Stanford goalkeeper Nico Corti said. ' ' ' 
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Utah has a new helmet stripe, which looks very good, and is also adding a mortarboard helmet decal for its early graduates:In addition, the video display on the giant screen at the Utes stadium has been enlarged, making it one of the largest in the NCAA:Click here for Lukas complete Uni Watch 2016 college football preview. Cheap Jerseys From China . Fake China Jerseys . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. China Jerseys Cheap . The quest begins with what is supposed to be an easy one, although Germany has traditionally been a stubborn opponent to Canadian teams at international tournaments. https://www.chinajerseyscheap.us/ . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. British No. 1?Johanna Konta will not allow her philosophy on life to be compromised by her position in the race for the end-of-season finals in Singapore.Konta has had a superb 2016 so far, reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open, the fourth round of the US Open, winning her first WTA Tour event and surging up the rankings, and that sees her 10th in the race, with the top eight reaching the showpiece tournament next month.A good run at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open this week followed by more success in Beijing next week could see her surpass Madison Keys and Carla Suarez Navarro on the leaderboard and become the first British women to qualify for the tournament since Virgina Wade in 1980.However, throughout her rise towards the top of the womens game over the last 12 months the 24-year-old has never spoken about her goals in a results-related manner.And with such an achievement in the landscape of womens British tennis within touching distance, Konta is not about to change her way now.(The race) is not something that I am actively thinking about, it is a result of something else, she told the Press Association.As long as I focus on the matches I am playing at the time, the here and the now, I will give myself the best chance of competing there.If it is in the cards for me, it is in the cards for me, if its not then its not. I am just really happy to be where I am at this stage of the season, I am in good physical shape and we will just see where that takes me.It wouldnt be a productive thing for me to be thinking about because it isnt part of my philosophy of how I work and train on a daily basis.If I veer off that I find myself in a thought process that I dont want to be in. I am always veery conscientiousness and vigilant in how I keep my mind and what thought processes I have. China Jerseys Wholesale. t would be a great achievement but a lot can still happen. If it happens it happens, if it doesnt it doesnt.I dont want to put myself in a position where I would be disappointed if I didnt make it. I can still finish the year and say, You know what I still did really well. It might not be enough to make Singapore but I dont want that to take anything away. Its my process of working, its how I live, its how I do things in my career.I do have goals, they are not results-orientated, they are not ranking targets they are personal goals. They are knowing that whatever happens on the court I have the ability to handle it. There is a lot thrown at you on court at this level.It was in Wuhan last year where Konta made people sit up and notice by building on her surprise run to the US Open fourth round and reaching the quarterfinals.She eventually lost a titanic battle with Venus Williams, who she has since beaten twice this year, and hopes to go deep into the tournament again, with German Annika Beck lying in wait.That match against Venus last year was a highlight, I actually had some very good matches throughout the tournament last year, she added. Thats no indication of how well I will do this year but I am going to enjoy it again and give it my best and see how far that takes me.Whoever I would have drawn here, there are no easy matches. I am looking forward to getting started, I will be going out there and hoping to take care of things at my end and see where that gets me. ' ' ' 
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Custom Pittsburgh Pirates Jerseys . -- Detroit Pistons guard Darrun Hilliard will not participate in summer league because of a stress fracture of his lower back.The Pistons announced Hilliards injury Thursday, saying hell be evaluated by team physicians, and his timeline for returning to basketball will be determined when his diagnosis is done.The 6-foot-6 Hilliard was a second-round draft pick by the Pistons last year. He played in 38 games as a rookie, averaging 4.0 points and 10.1 minutes. Wholesale Pirates Jerseys . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. Cheap Pirates Jerseys . -- Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. https://www.cheappiratesjerseys.us/ . PAUL, Minn.Chelsea will look to salvage some pride from their season when they meet Tottenham on Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports. Ahead of their clash, we look back to the Blues win against Spurs in February 1994, in one of the most entertaining encounters of the 1993/94 Premier League campaign.Although both teams finished in the bottom half - 14th and 15th respectively - the match still had all the drama and passion attached to a London derby. Spurs were 2-0 up within 18 minutes, thanks to goals from Steve Sedgley and Jason Dozzell. Chelseas first came from an unlikely scorer, when 36-year-old left-back Mal Donaghy found the net, before Mark Stein followed up with the equaliser and John Spencer smashed home a third before the half.  Chelsea drew 0-0 at White Hart Lane in this seasons return fixture The second half proved just as lively, as Chelsea conceded a penalty with just 20 minutes to go, with substitute Andy Gray drawing the away side level. Pirates Jerseys 2020. Just moments later, Tottenham were awarded another penalty, but this time Grays effort was saved by Dmitri Kharine. In the final minute of normal time, it was Chelseas turn to win a penalty, which was put away by Stein to give the home side a late victory.Watch the video above for a look back through the highlights of a Premier League classic! Also See: Premier League video Fixtures Table Live on Sky ' ' ' 
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Granit Xhakas team-mate Johan Djourou has compared the new Arsenal signing to veteran Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo. San Francisco Giants Gear . Xhaka became Arsene Wengers first major signing of the summer transfer window earlier this week when he completed a switch from German club Borussia Monchengladbach for around £30m.And his Switzerland team-mate Djourou, who himself played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2014, gave an insight into how the 23-year-old plays. Djourou himself played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2014 Djourou told Sky Sports News HQ: Hes got this ability to play very long balls, very precise balls, and I always say he reminds me a bit of Pirlo, the way he plays.Hes got the ability to play the Arsenal way. Hes got this aggressiveness about him that will help him in the Premier League, and hes a great ball player and ball winner as well. Who is Granit Xhaka? What will the man from Borussia Monchengladbach bring? Djourou left Arsenal for Hamburg in the summer of 2014, but has nothing but fond memories of his time at Highbury and the Emirates.The 29-year-old defender, who is part of Switzerlands squad for Euro 2016, revealed he gave Xhaka some advice about life in London and at Arsenal. Xhakas passing ability reminds Djourou of Italy legend Andrea Pirlo He asked me a lot of things about London, the club, and I could only say great things about it because I had a great experience there.I think that the people at the club are just amazing, and those who run the club as well. I think hes going to have a great time. Also See: Xhaka: Arsenal move a dream Who is Granit Xhaka? Arsenal video Arsenal fixtures San Francisco Giants Store . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. Forward Eduardo gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side looked comfortable in the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield. Custom San Francisco Giants Jerseys . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. https://www.cheapjerseysgiants.us/ . Hamelin, who triumphed in the 500 on Saturday, edged out Victor An of Russia by 0.021 seconds to maintain his lead in the World Cup standings. Russias Vladimir Grigorev was third. In the relay, Canada took control six laps from the finish line to beat Russia and the Netherlands.Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes David Silvas injury problems are behind him. Silva is finally back in the City squad after missing the last three Premier League games with an ankle problem.Pellegrini has been adamant Silva does not need surgery, but wanted to ensure he was ready to feature against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals next week. Ahead of his sides clash with Stoke City on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, Pellegrini said: It was not a problem of ligament or muscle, it was a hard kick that could never recover 100 per cent from.I hope, with the last treatment, that he is 100 per cent fit now and he wont have any more problems in the future.He has improved a lot this week so he is very confident he can play tomorrow. We will see how many minutes he will play and then we will assess him after that, but the way he is feeling at the moment I dont think he will have any problems. Manuel Pellegrini insists a top-four place is in their own hands Pellegrini recently spoke of his short stint as boss of Real Madrid, whom they face in a Champions League semi-final first leg at the Etihad next Tuesday, and revealed he was interested in taking Silva from Valencia to the Bernabeu. San Francisco Giants Shirts. I was interested. Hes a very good player and I think every manager wants to have David Silva in his squad.But it was too many years ago to remember why a deal did not happen. Also See: City interesting for Hummels Race for the top four Ronaldo in race to face City Get a £10 free bet! ' ' ' 
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Adidas Nmd Levně Panske . -- Braxton Key scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed six rebounds and Alabama defeated Charleston Southern 76-46 on Tuesday night.Making just his second career start, Keys first two 3-pointers sparked a 10-0 run for the Crimson Tide (4-2). Alabama quickly took control of the game and the Buccaneers (3-3) trailed by at least 10 points for the final 32 minutes of the game.Braxton did a nice job of catching the ball and getting in the right position, Alabama coach Avery Johnson said.Johnson felt his team did a good job cleaning up mistakes he emphasized all week in practice. After struggling at times this season with early foul trouble, the Crimson Tide didnt commit a foul in the first 10 minutes of the first half.Avery Johnson Jr. and ArMond Davis also finished in double figures for the Crimson Tide with 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Alabama bench scored 46 points to nearly match an opponent for the second time this season.Its always a team effort, Johnson, Jr. said. The second group just tries to come in and give, like, a spark.Armel Potter led the Buccaneers in points (12) and assists (3).Dazon Ingram added a 3-pointer and a layup to score the first five points in the second half to spark Alabama. Ingram was 4 of 6 from the field for nine points and finished with a game-high four assists while turning the ball over just once.Im proud of the way the guys responded after the way we played on this last road trip and the way we practiced two days ago -- they definitely turned it around tonight, Johnson said.BIG PICTUREAlabama: The Crimson Tide fell to 2016 NCAA Tournament team Dayton 77-72 and faces fellow tournament teams Texas and Oregon in its next two games.Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers spent the entire 2015-16 campaign below .500, but have yet to fall below that mark this season.UP NEXTAlabama: The Crimson Tide will take on Texas in the teams first true road game Friday.Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers return home to host Abilene Christian Saturday.HE SAID IT:Our centers havent been getting enough dirty rebounds and rebounding out of their zone, Johnson said. Thats more of a will power mindset.STAT OF THE NIGHTAlabama won the turnover battle. 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Virginia first-year coach Bronco Mendenhall rides the Cavaliers hard on the field and is working to show he cares about them off it as well.So Bronco -- so fitting a name for someone who has a ranch -- recently hosted his team at his Charlottesville, Virginia, spread, where players had the opportunity to ride a horse. It was a chance for players to spend time with him, his staff and the coaches families in an environment away from football.The gathering after Saturdays practice during Virginias bye week also included a cookout -- with Frank Wintrich, the teams director of football performance, manning the grill. But the highlight for players -- and Mendenhall -was the horseback riding, despite a steady rain.It was four and a half hours of players in line standing out in the rain in the middle of our pasture, he said. Three players rode at a time while Mendenhall kept his more challenging horse, Hot Rod, in the corral.I saw every emotion possible, Mendenhall said this week, as his team (2-3, 1-0) turned its attention to its Saturdays home game against Pittsburgh (4-2, 1-1). I saw hearts beating and shaking hands and -- petrification -- would that be a word? Guys so scared. And I saw exhilaration and I saw more smiles -- I never knew smiles could stay on that long.Nose tackle Donte Wilkins was among those first in line, with help from roommate Taquan Smoke Mizzell.I was like, `You going to get on a horse? He was like, `I have to. I got to try it, Wilkins said. I was like, `I dont know if I want to try it. And then I see Smoke on it.Most of the team eventually saddled up.After they saw me do it, they were like, `We got to do it, Wilkins said. I wore the horse out pretty early. Coach Mendenhall, this morning, saiid he went and checked on the horse and the horses back was hurting. Adidas Nmd r1 Damske Levne. A 280-pound defensive end, Jack Powers, got credit for going the fastest on a horse, causing Wilkins to surmise that his teammate from Santa Cruz, California, had prior experience. Mendenhall was not so sure that boasts of competence were warranted by any of the Cavaliers.Eric Smith was another highlight, though, and he called himself a natural, Mendenhall said of the 300-pound right tackle. I didnt call him a natural, but he labeled himself as a natural when he was out there.Powers broke the speed record, Mendenhall said, but quipped he was not sure it was intentional.What was intentional during the week was an intense week of practice, a little different approach to the bye week than the Cavaliers were used to -- especially coming off a two-game winning streak.But Mendenhall said the afternoon of horseback riding to cap off the week was a great chance to bond. And the players said they embraced the tough week of practice because of their desire to keep momentum going and build on their winning streak.That, and the insistence of tri-captain Micah Kiser that they keep pushing.Micah, hes a different breed, said Wilkins, who along with center Jackson Matteo are the other captains. Hes one of the best leaders Ive ever seen. ... In practice, everybody in our first team period was like, `Micah, what you got to say? Guys wanted to hear what he had to say. He was like, `This is game time.---Online: The APs college football page: http://collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Hank on Twitter: www.twitter.com/hankkurzjr ' ' ' 
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Quique Sanchez Flores is concerned by Watfords lack of goals after they failed to find their net in Saturdays defeat to Leicester. Chicago White Sox Store . Riyad Mahrezs 15th Premier League goal of the season was enough for Leicester as they opened up a five-point gap at the top of the table.Flores side, meanwhile, fire a blank for the seventh time in their last nine league outings, and the Spaniard was left alarmed by his sides inability to score. At the moment we are a team that scores and concedes few goals, so when the goal goes for the other team we have problems, he told Sky Sports.We depend on our strikers, but it is not necessary to look at the strikers, we need to add goals from elsewhere.I dont want to put pressure on the strikers, we create attempts, we shoot and finally sometimes its a goal and sometimes its not. Watfords Quique Sanchez Flores says it was very difficult to play against Leicester, especially after conceding the first goal Saturdays defeat was the Hornets 12th league defeat of the season, a result that left them in 12th position in the league.Their hopes of inflicting a fourth victory on the league leaders suffered a blow ahead of kick-off when centre-back Miguel Britos injured himself in the warm-up, ruling him out of the game.And Flores acknowledged his team struggled to contain a Leicester side who utilised Jamie Vardys pace on the break. Claudio Ranieri insists Leicester must regard every game as a final following their 1-0 win at Watford The first 15 minutes of the first half were difficult because we struggled to create stability in the defensive line, he added.Our defence was new today, they have never played together and it was not easy to stop [Jamie] Vardy.Once we were stable, however, we didnt suffer - possession was 50/50, attempts were 11/10. It was a game of small details and the goal proved to be very important. Kasper Schmeichel says a lot can happen in the remaining nine games following Leicesters 1-0 win at Watford. It was difficult to play against Leicester, they defended very well and were intense in the middle and it was very difficult to build attacks.The match was really for the team that scored first. We created some chances, so did they, they were very quick on the counter attack.We made one mistake, giving the ball to Mahrez, they scored and at that stage it was difficult to play against Leicester. Also See: Mahrez fires Foxes five clear Watford video Watford fixtures Watford stats Fake White Sox Jerseys . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. Stitched White Sox Jerseys .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. https://www.cheapwhitesox.com/ .Y. - New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city. Goals from skipper Alex Brosque and Milos Ninkovic set Sydney FC up for a 2-0 A-League win over Newcastle on Saturday, after the side battled a virus all week.The competition pacesetters have now tallied a maximum 12 points from their season-opening four games and have still yet to concede a goal in the campaign.It was done despite a virus forcing Arnold into making his first change to the line-up all season, inserting Brosque in for a sick David Carney.Hes been sick since we got back from Wellington (last week), so he basically only trained yesterday for a half hour and that was it, Arnold said.Ninkovic was sick today as well. Weve had a bit of a virus go through the team over the last few weeks where players have missed sessions through training.If anything, that was a bit of a concern for me, coming into this game. But again, weve got the depth and the quality that we can deal with it.For the injury-ravaged Jets, the loss in front of 11,873 fans at McDonald Jones Stadium was their first of the year and easily their worst outing of the season.The defeat for rookie coach Mark Jones was compounded by a possible knee injury to Ben Kantarovski, who had to be helped from the fielld late in the game. Chicago White Sox Pro Shop. It appeared to be an cruisy day at the office early for the visitors, who dominated possession and field position seemingly at will.And it was a clinical Brosque who eventually got on the scoresheet with his third goal of the season.Defender Michael Zullo charged onto an aerial ball in the 7th minute that fell to Milos Ninkovic, and he duly dinked over for a cutting Brosque into an empty box.Immediately after the break, Ninkovic fired in his second goal in as many weeks.A long-range effort from Newcastles Filip Holosko could only be parried into the path of Ninkovic, who slotted home a straightforward chance to double his teams lead.Jets coach Mark Jones admitted a miss from Steve Ugarkovic just before the break was a game-changer.We had a glorious opportunity at halftime. Ninety-nine times out of 100 Stevie scores that and if we score that, we come in at 1-1 and everythings fine, he said.The second goal, that was difficult and that was disappointing. 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WASHINGTON -- On a night when Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career win, the Nationals starter deflected praise to his teammates. Louis Williams Clippers Jersey . There was plenty to go around after Washington beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Friday night.Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Bryce Harper had two extra-base hits as Washington earned its second straight win.Murphys team-leading 25th home run gave the Nationals second baseman 500 career RBI.Thats a special night, too, Gonzalez said. Im just glad I can share the same special night with him and with this organization, with this team.Gonzalez became the fourth player to earn his 100th win in a Nationals uniform joining Livan Hernandez, Jason Marquis and Max Scherzer.Gonzalez (9-9) threw six innings and allowed two runs and four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.Gio he kept his pitch count low, manager Dusty Baker said. Thats the key to his success, not getting runners on base or not walking people and he had a very good game tonight, excellent game.While Gonzalez hit the century mark, Rockies rookie Jeff Hoffman (0-2), remains in search of his first major league win. Hoffmans first two starts have come against the top two teams in the National League in the Cubs and Nationals.I feel really grateful for that opportunity, Hoffman said. I feel like they pulled me up at a good time to test me and to test our team. Next time out, at home, were going to go out there and get another one.Hoffman allowed a homer to the second batter he faced when Werth went deep for the second time in as many days and the 18th time this season.Murphys blast gave the Nationals a 4-2 lead in the fifth.Nationals rookie Trea Turner led off multiple innings with an infield single and his speed caused the Rockies to commit three errors. Turner stole his 16th base and scored two runs.When you can run, you make people rush, Baker said. And if people rush in this game most of the time theyre not themselves and most of the time theyre going to make mistakes. and thats what Trea does.Hoffman tossed six innings and allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits with four walks and three strikeouts.I thought there was some positives, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. He gave up some runs early and really fought to get through six.Putting down that sixth inning I think was a nice step for him. Hes got a good arm. I like what I see from him the second time out here.The Nationals blew the game open with a four-run seventh off reliever Matt Carasiti, highlighted by a two-run triple from Harper.Closer Mark Melancon retired Christhian Adames for the final out. Melancon entered the game shortly after Nick Hundley hit a three-run homer off Shawn Kelley to pull the Rockies within three.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: 2B D.J. LeMahieu participated in the pregame workout, but was held out a third straight game with a wrist injury. Weiss said that barring any issues from the workout, he anticipates LeMahieu returning to the lineup Saturday. LeMahieu entered play Friday second in the National League with a .344 average.Nationals: C Wilson Ramos was given a second straight night off Friday, with backup Jose Lobaton starting in his place. Baker said that Ramos is healthy and will start Saturday. The NLs top-hitting catcher (.312) is 1 for 22 in his last five games.UP NEXTRockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (8-7) will look to build off his best start of the season when he takes the mound Saturday against the Nationals. De La Rosa threw a career-high tying eight innings and allowed two runs and four hits with one walk and six strikeouts in an 11-4 win over the Cubs on Aug. 21.Nationals: RHP A.J. Cole (0-1) will make his second start of the season Saturday against Colorado. Cole, was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse last Monday when Stephen Strasburg was paced on the DL. The 24-year-old threw seven innings and allowed four runs and five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in a 4-3 loss to the Orioles on Aug. 22. Tobias Harris Jersey . After the whistle, Thornton skated the length of the ice, pulled Orpik to the ice from behind and punched him in the face several times. Custom Los Angeles Clippers Jerseys . 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. https://www.clipperslockerroom.com/Johnathan-Motley-City-Edition-Jersey/ . - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a fan of his teams use of the wildcat formation, saying "it makes you look like a high school offence. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Tyler Cavanaugh had 20 points and seven rebounds, Jaren Sina scored 19 points, and George Washington beat Harvard 77-74 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.George Washington held a 37-33 lead at halftime and had the first three baskets of the second half for an 11-point lead. Harvard only had four points in the first seven-plus minutes of the second half and trailed 50-37.Harvard cut it to eight points, but Jordan Roland hit a 3-pointer from the corner and converted the 4-point play to push the lead back to 12 with 9:30 left. The Criimson tied it at 60-all with 5:11 left after a 10-2 run but GW scored the next eight points to seal it. Paul George Jersey. Arnaldo Toro added eight points and 10 rebounds for George Washington (4-3). Starter Yuta Watanabe, who is averaging 13.4 points, did not play in a second straight game because of a calf injury.Seth Towns and Bryce Aiken each scored 17 points for Harvard (1-4). Corey Johnson added 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range. ' ' ' 
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MONTREAL -- Rene Bourque scored three goals as the Montreal Canadiens chased goalie Henrik Lundqvist and defeated the New York Rangers 7-4 on Tuesday to stave off elimination in the NHL Eastern Conference final. Fake China Jerseys . The Rangers, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, will have another chance to book a trip to the Stanley Cup final in Game 6 on Thursday night in New York. Bourques second goal proved to be the game-winner and came just after the Rangers came back to tie the game at 4-4 in the second period. "Everybody was ready for this game," said Bourque. "We knew the situation. We got a big power-play goal early and a few others. "It was just a see-saw battle back and forth. (Dale) Weise made a great play to me. I called for the puck and somehow it got through. It was nice to get in there." Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, which outshot the Rangers 28-27 Derek Stepan, playing with a guard on his helmet to protect a broken jaw suffered from a Brandon Prust hit in Game 3, returned to the lineup to score twice for the Rangers. Chris Kreider had a goal and three assists and Rick Nash also scored. "It was just a strange game," said Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. "It was a different game from what weve seen so far in the series, but now were going home." At 10:41 of the third, Rangers defenceman John Moore was given a major penalty and was ejected for a blindside, open ice hit on Dale Weise that was almost identical to Prusts hit on Stepan. Weise was wobbly when he got up and went for treatment, but returned to the bench late in the period. "The league will do what it has to do," Vigneault said of the hit. "John is not the type of person who would try to hurt someone, but it was a late hit." It was a night of strange bounces and spotty goaltending, even if New Yorks best chance of the game saw Carl Hagelins shot stopped by the end of Dustin Tokarskis stick midway through the first period. Lundqvist was pulled in favour of Cam Talbot after allowing four goals on 18 shots, while Tokarski stayed in despite allowing four on his first 14. Tokarski was especially strong in the third period through a string of New York power plays. "Everybody talks about how (Lundqvist) is a great goalie: Has he been better than (Tokarski) this series?" asked Bourque. "I dont think so. "(Tokarski) made some big saves for us too. We had a couple bad bounces but our power play was the difference. We got some traction, got a couple goals in tight." The Rangers did a good job of cancelling the initial rush Montreal gets from its pre-game buildup in winning the opening two games of the series, but Ginette Renos O Canada worked to plan this time. Only 22 seconds in, Kreider was sent off for tripping and the Canadiens converted when Galchenyuk tipped in P.K. Subbans point shot from the edge of the crease at 1:48. Stepan tied it at 10:44 of the first on a 30-foot shot off a rush that fooled Tokarski. Plekanec restored the lead with a similar goal at 12:24 as he swiped the puck between two defenders and saw it beat Lundqvist. The second period was a festival of goals. Pacioretty got it started on a gritty feed from Brendan Gallagher at 3:44 and Bourque gave Montreal a three-goal lead when he spun and scored from close range. That chased Lundqvist. Nash whipped a puck at the Montreal net and saw it go in off defenceman Andrei Markovs skate 9:48, Stepan got his second in a mass scramble in front of Tokarski at 12:06 and Kreider tied it on a power play at 14:12 on a tic-tac-toe play after Subban lost his stick. The Bell Centre went quiet, but exploded again when Bourque got his second at 15:10 as he beat Talbot from 10 feet out. Several hats were thrown on the ice after Weise sent Bourque in alone to get his third of the game 6:33 into the third period. Desharnais scored into an empty net during a New York power play at 15:43 and crowd sang Ole Ole in celebration. "I think youre starting to see us playing Montreal Canadiens hockey," said Pacioretty. "I dont think youve really seen it in this series just yet. It was great to see a little taste of it. I think we still have more. I think we still have little things to work on. And it should be a fun one going back there." Notes: Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin, who appears to have been playing on bad knee, sat out with an undisclosed injury. Rookie Nathan Beaulieu played on the third pairing, while Mike Weaver moved onto the second pair with Andrei Markov. . . With eight playoff goals, Bourque is only one short of his total in 63 regular season games. . . Prust served the second of his two-game suspension and can return for Game 6. . . With Stepan back, J.T. Miller sat for New York. China Jerseys Stitched . Huntelaar also had a penalty saved by Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio. The two goals brought Huntelaars total for the season to 18, level with Bayern Munichs Mario Gomez for most in the league. China Jerseys Wholesale . Dillon Brooks scored 26 points on 9-17 shooting for Canada while pulling down six rebounds and picking up six steals. Teammate Chris Egi had 20 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks.Two-time major champion Mark O’Meara posted a three-under 69 to stay within one stroke of first-round pacesetter Woody Austin at the Senior Open Championship. Leaderboard Latest standings from Carnoustie The 59-year-old, who made the cut at Royal Troon last week, mixed five birdies with two bogeys on his way to an opening-round 69 to join a seven-way tie one off the pace.Miguel Angel Jimenez leads the group on two under and Bernhard Langer features in the group three strokes back, while John Daly and defending champion Marco Dawson sit on level par. Just two shots separate the top 18 players after a day of favourable scoring conditions at Carnoustie. Miguel Angel Jimenez sits in the group on two under Austin made his move up the leaderboard with four birdies in a six-hole stretch from the 11th, but missed out on the chance to extend his advantage with a two-putt par at the last.It was a really good battle today, Austin told Sky Sports. I havent been playing well for about three months now and it has been a real battle with both the golf swing and the mind with how bad it is. OMeara opened with successive birdies and bounced back from a blemish at the 13th to post another pair of gains over the next two, before completing the closing stretch in regulation. China Jerseys Cheap. American trio Tom Byrum, Wes Short Jnr and Scott McCarron also sit on three under, with Australias Peter Fowler, Mexicos Esteban Toledo and Paraguyan Carlos Franco, who came through qualifying on Monday, completing the tie for second.  Jimenez had reached the turn one over but posted a birdie at the 12th and an eagle-three at the 14th on his way to his two-under 70, as Langer also signed for a bogey-free back nine to begin the week under par. Tom Watson and Colin Montgomerie struggled to opening 76s, with the pair both finding the Barry Burn and having to take a drop on their way to a final-hole blemish. Colin Montgomerie dropped three strokes in four holes around the turn Jean Van de Velde, who famously triple-bogeyed the last to miss out on Open victory at Carnoustie in 1999, looks set to miss the cut after struggling to an opening-round 83.Watch the Senior Open Championship live throughout the weekend on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf Also See: Ewen: Golfing perfection Van de Velde: No extra pressure Senior Tour leaderboard Golf live on Sky Sports ' ' '
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TORONTO -- Hybrid icing will be in effect for the start of the 2013-14 NHL regular season after it was approved by the players. Devin Hester Youth Jersey . The NHLPA gave the go-ahead for the rule change that makes icing a race to an imaginary line across the faceoff dots instead of the puck, which was given a trial run during the pre-season. The goal is to prevent serious injuries, like the one that sidelined Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Joni Pitkanen for the entire season. Pitkanen broke his left heel bone in eight places on an icing touch-up in April. Its a similar injury to the one suffered by former Washington Capitals forward Pat Peake, whose career ended not too long after. "After testing hybrid icing during the pre-season games, the players participated in a survey and a majority of teams supported this rule change in an effort to make the game safer," NHLPA special assistant to the executive director Mathieu Schneider said in a statement. "We are hopeful that the implementation of the hybrid icing rule, which is a middle ground between the old rule and no-touch icing, will help minimize the incidence of player injuries on icing plays." Some players seemed happy with the change. "I think its good. It kind of brings the race a little bit further away from the end boards," Toronto Maple Leafs winger James van Riemsdyk said. "Once they do blow it or decide what to do with it, it gives you more time to react." Others expressed some doubts about hybrid icing, most notably hesitancy or unfamiliarity on the part of the linesman who has to make the call. "The normal reaction is right away Oh, we dont like it," Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "If the hybrid icing saves one injury this year, its worth it." NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said in a phone interview last week that he hopes hybrid icing represents "an obvious safety improvement (that is) not otherwise damaging to the game," but conceded that its different from his vantage point and players. "Its going to require adjustment and while weve seen it ultimately work in college and in other leagues, its not the same as playing in the NHL, and were going to have to watch it very carefully because our game is played at a higher speed than anywhere else," commissioner Gary Bettman said. The AHL experimented with it last season during the NHL lockout, and it came with mixed reviews from players. Hartley said AHL coaches hated it for the first two weeks and loved it by Christmas. Its possible it takes time for NHL players and coaches to embrace it now. "Theres going to be some missed calls," Hartley said. "Its kind of a grey area. Its a judgment call and every time you create a judgment call, theres going to be some calls going your way or against you, calls you like and dont like." Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty expressed concern about a missed call happening at the worst possible time. "I know you want to protect the players and this is a step in the right direction, but Im just scared that that Game 7, game-winning goal is going to come down to a hybrid icing non-call and theres going to be a big uproar about it," he said. Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf prefers the traditional race to the puck over hybrid icing, but says he can live with the change. "I think for me personally its just what Ive been used to how the games been played for a long time, so obviously its an adjustment," Phaneuf said. "Youre going to adapt to either way." Akiem Hicks Womens Jersey . After missing 20 games as a rookie a year ago, Valanciunas - like the Raptors as a whole - has been fortunate to be in good health this season. As he spoke about it, the Raptors sophomore centre scanned the room for wood to knock on. "It is disappointing because we lost today so thats the worst part of the day," said Valanciunas, who left Tuesdays game with a lower-back sprain in the third quarter, missing the rest of Torontos 118-113 overtime defeat at the hands of the Hawks. Dan Hampton Bears Jersey . Boston is making its first appearance in the ALCS since 2008. For Detroit, its a third straight trip to the ALCS and its fourth in eight years.WINNIPEG - The players want him back and he wants to come back but head coach Paul Maurice says no decision has been made about whether he will return to the Winnipeg Jets next season. Maurice was brought in mid-season when Claude Noel was sacked by the slumping Jets, who just finished out of the playoffs for the third straight season in Winnipeg and seventh straight for the former Atlanta franchise. They played better after the coaching change but still finished exactly where they did in their first season under Noel in their new home, with 84 points. Dan Hampton Womens Jersey. Maurice says he wants to return as head coach but his family comes first and they must share in his decision. Jets captain Andrew Ladd says the players want him back as well. Ladd says he believes they can continue to develop and find more of the consistency they showed in the last half of this season. ' ' '
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MOSCOW -- Russia captain Roman Shirokov was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday with a lingering back injury. Albert Belle Indians Jersey . Russia coach Fabio Capello said Shirokov will go to Finland on Monday for a back operation. The Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder missed all three World Cup warmup games, including on Friday when Russia beat Morocco 2-0 in its final pre-tournament friendly. Yuri Zhirkov secured the win over Morocco in Moscow with a spectacular volley in the 58th minute for his first international goal, after centre back Vasily Berezutsky scored in the 29th from a corner. Shirokovs place in the squad will be taken by 21-year-old midfielder Pavel Mogilevets, who has made just one appearance for Russia. Shirokov is "hardly like to be able to help us at the World Cup," Capello was quoted as saying in local media. "Shirokov will be replaced in the squad by Mogilevets." Denis Glushakov also missed the game against Morocco after injuring himself minutes before kickoff. However, the midfielder later told state television he remains fit for the World Cup. Substitute left-back Dmitry Kombarov was replaced several minutes after requiring treatment on his ankle following a stiff challenge, but appeared able to run without major discomfort. Omar El Kaddouri struck the post with a shot on 24 minutes, while Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Mbark Boussoufa was a threat at set pieces. Morocco goalkeeper Karim Fergouche twice denied Alexander Kokorin from close range. Russia will arrive in Brazil on Sunday and is unbeaten in its 10 games since losing 1-0 to Northern Ireland in August. At its first World Cup finals for 12 years, Russia starts against South Korea in Cuiaba on June 17 before facing Belgium in Rio de Janeiro on June 22 and Algeria in Curitiba four days later. Omar Vizquel Indians Jersey .com) - Manchester City will face a steep test in the Champions League knockout stage as the English champions were drawn with Barcelona on Monday. Mel Harder Indians Jersey . Never caused problems. Never raised a ruckus. Never got sick or hurt while frolicking in the fields of Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky.BASEL, Switzerland -- Vancouvers Vasek Pospisil lost a bid for the first ATP final of his career on Saturday at the Swiss Indoors as he stretched Roger Federer to the limit in a 6-3, 6-7(7), 7-5 loss. The 40th-ranked Pospisil, who played his quarter-final a day earlier after treatment for a stiff neck, suffered his second career loss against Federer. He lost to Federer at Montreal in 2011. "Its not easy to play someone you basically worshipped growing up," said Pospisil. "You want to win but you have a great amount of respect. "Its tough to compete if you give too much respect. I was battling with myself a bit." Pospisil put up a huge fight on Saturday, breaking the home hero as Federer served for the win leading a set and 5-3 in the second. Federer sent a forehand long to make it 5-4, with Pospisil then winning a tiebreaker for a set each. It took a ten minute game in the third set, with Posipisil saving three break points, before Federer could move into position to close out the match. "I calmed down a bit in the second set and started playing better," said Pospisil. "Physically I was very tired but there were no new injuries. "Roger is a champion and he came up with some really good shots when he needed them, That made the difference. he played great on the big points." Pospisil still takes away huge confidence heading to Paris and the final event of the ATP regular season starting Monday. He is trying to lift his ranking into the top 32 tto insure a seeding at Januarys Australian Open. Dennis Eckersley Indians Jersey. With a victory in Sundays final, the sixth-ranked Federer will also secure his place at the ATP Finals in London in just over a week, closing his most difficult season beset by back injuries and shocking defeats to lower-ranked opponents. Federer improved his season record to 40-13, his fewest wins since he posted a 49-21 mark in 2001, the year he turned 20. Pospisil was playing his third career semifinal and could not have asked for a more demanding challenge as Federer is a five-time Swiss Indoors champion. Pospisil has a 17-17 record this season. Earlier, defending champion Juan Martin del Potro also let the second set slip away against an unseeded opponent before beating Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Federer seeks to reclaim the title taken by the fifth-ranked del Potro last year. "Its always a pleasure for me," del Potro said about the prospect of playing Federer. "I know all the people are waiting for that final and it would be like a rematch for him." Del Potro has a 4-13 career record against Federer, though he has won their past two meetings, both on indoor hard courts at Basel and London a year ago. He also clinched his only Grand Slam title, the 2009 U.S. Open, against the Swiss star. Asked about Federers comments this week that he needed to improve, del Potro suggested: "It doesnt matter what he says -- its Roger Federer and he is playing in his hometown." ' ' '
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