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Roberto Firmino, Gary Hooper, Max Power and Shay McCartan have been named the PFA Fans Players of the Month for January. Kyle Juszczyk Jersey . Firmino, who moved to Anfield last summer from Hoffenheim in an initial £21.3m deal, hit the headlines in January by scoring four goals in as many games in the Premier League.The Brazilian, who beat Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney and Tottenhams Harry Kane to the top-flight award, scored twice in his sides 3-3 draw with title challengers Arsenal, before firing another double in his sides thrilling 5-4 win at Norwich. Firmino (right) scored four goals in four league games in January The Championship accolade has been picked up by Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper, who scored five goals in January to help his side stay unbeaten during the month.The 28-year-old, who joined Wednesday on a three-and-a-half-year permanent deal from Norwich in the transfer window, saw off competition from Hull City striker Abel Hernandez and Birmingham midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld. Gary Hooper (No 14) picked up the Sky Bet Championship award In League One, Wigan midfielder Max Power topped the poll ahead of Port Vale forward Ajay Leitch-Smith and Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.Power scored two goals as Wigan moved up to third in the league following an unbeaten six-game run during January. Max Power was a key figure in Wigans unbeaten run in January Finally, the League Two award went to Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan after his three January goals helped him claim more votes than Oxford United striker Kemar Roofe and Plymouth Argyle midfielder Gregg Wylde. Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan led the vote in League Two Every month throughout the English football season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for who they think has been the best player in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the Awards.Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans are then able to vote for the player they think deserves the award.The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.That trio are then joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month. Mesut Ozil receives the PFA Fans Player of the Month award for December The winning fans who will take their places on next months shortlisting panel and make the awards to players will be announced in due course.PFA Fans Player of the Month awards for JanuaryPremier League: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)Championship: Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday)League One: Max Power (Wigan Athletic)League Two: Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) Also See: Past results Meet the panel PFA Fans PotM news Live on Sky Ronnie Lott Jersey . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. Elvis Grbac Jersey . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http://www.custom49ersjersey.com/custom-j-j-stokes-jersey-large-908d.html . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. Coaches always say they remember the losses more than the wins, and that applies to recruiting as well. Even the nations best recruiters get their hearts broken from time to time. Some -- like J.J. Watt and LeVeon Bell -- were unheralded recruits who went on to stardom. Others -- like Jameis Winston and Tim Tebow -- were no-doubt program changers. The one thing they all have in common is that theyve kept coaches up at night thinking what might have been.Here are nine of the best stories about recruits who got away:Butch Jones: J.J. Watt at Central Michigan The best recruit who got away is a little bit different in terms of our first signing class at Central Michigan University. We actually had two of the best pro football players right now currently in J.J. Watt and Antonio Brown. They were in our first signing class and then J.J. transferred to the University of Wisconsin. Thats probably the best recruit we had, then got away. I knew he was very driven. I knew that he would be very successful.Dabo Swinney: Tim Tebow at Clemson I had just gotten to Clemson, and there was a kid named Lawrence Timmons, who turned out to be a really good player. He was down in Florence, South Carolina, and I got in it late with him, but he was a guy that I would have loved to have had at Clemson. The other one I would say is Tim Tebow. That was because I had to call Tim and tell him we could no longer recruit him because we had gotten a big commitment from a junior and I wasnt the head coach at the time. We told that junior we wouldnt sign a quarterback in that class ahead of him. That was probably the one that maybe still sticks with me a little bit because I really loved Tim and his family, and his family and I had a great relationship and I really felt like we had a good shot to get him at Clemson.Urban Meyer: C.J. Spiller at Florida He was one hour from Gainesville, and I thought we had him. Obviously, I love that kid and were still close to this day. But he selected Clemson over Florida. Devastating. Im one of those guys I want to know why. What did we do wrong? Was there something behind the scenes you know what happened? C.J. is such a good guy and would have been a great teammate. If he wouldve been on that Tebow team, that was still one of the great teams in college football history, but that would have been over the top.Derek Mason: Jameis Winston at Stanford Dealing with Jameis was interesting. He was actually being recruited by Lance Anderson, who handled that area. Lance is now the defensive coordinator at Stanford. Between David Shaw, Lance and myself, I had a chance to go to Hueytown and watch him during spring ball. Jameis is a talented athlete now, no doubt, but just to meet him, dynamic personality, made everybody around him just smile. So in that process of recruiting him, we felt like we had a strong chance. We felt like he was going to come our way. We had a couple other student-athletes that were in that class, Andrus Peat, who would up going I think the sixth pick in the draft, Barry Sanders Jr., and him. Those were the big three in that class. Jameis was just fun. He was interesting. He was a football junkie, great football mind. In that process, it came down to Stanford and Florida State. He chose to go to Florida State foor all of the right reasons, but that was probably the best recruit that Ive ever lost. Ken Dorsey Jersey. .Jim McElwain: Shalon Baker at Eastern Washington The first thing is, you never worry about the ones you dont get. You coach the ones you get because theyre yours, and you love them, you teach them, you coach em. But I would go back to Shalon Baker the Touchdown Maker that I lost to the University of Montana when I was coaching at Eastern Washington. Got two speeding tickets going up and down I-5 trying to get him to change his mind. Got zapped by those airplane guys, going up and coming back. But hes a guy that had a great career at Montana, but a guy I really wish we couldve gotten at Eastern.Bret Bielema: Larry Fitzgerald at Iowa I was a young coach, I was an assistant coach who was actually the lead recruiter on Larry and really it got down to just us and Pitt. I remember Cris Carter broke an NFL receiving record on Monday Night Football in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, and Larry was a ballboy and I actually got a credential from the Minnesota Vikings just to stand next to him the whole game. It was probably illegal back then, but I did it.Dave Clawson: LeVeon Bell at Bowling Green? When I was at Bowling Green, we lost a running back very late in the process to Michigan State. You might have heard of him. His name is LeVeon Bell. LeVeon committed to us, and that next week there had been an issue at Michigan State. There had been a fight and a couple of football players looked like they might get suspended or thrown off the team, so they had some scholarships open up, so they took LeVeon Bell from us. We had been recruiting him longer and harder than anybody else. He wasnt this big-time high school prospect. It was a battle that was mostly a MAC battle. He was the running back we wanted. We were on him and talked every week and had him up for the official visit, and he finally committed. Were celebrating. He committed to us on a Sunday, and that Monday or Tuesday, Michigan State offered him. It was heartbreaking.Larry Fedora: Branndon Stewart at Baylor I remember one that broke my heart, a kid named Branndon Stewart. He was from Stephenville High School playing for Art Briles. I was an assistant at Baylor and I worked harder on that young man than anybody. Every single day a handwritten note. When I would go to Stephenville, I would go to the local coffee shop and get there at 5 in the morning and sit there and listen to the people talk because they all talk about football in those small Texas towns. I put my heart and soul into that one, and he ended up going elsewhere.Pat Fitzgerald: Andrew Luck at Northwestern I think back, Id have to say Andrew Luck. You know, he was a young man that when you watched him in high school, he was the full package, he could do it all at Stratford High. ... He just looked so ready-made. From a football family, he was a young man who just made great decisions with the ball. Then you dug into who he was as a person, and to find out just how special he was and continues to be is what made him what you thought could be a game changer as far as quarterback for your program. ' ' ' 
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Back when the first womens Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Silvia Neid played for Germany and Pia Sundhage for Sweden. Air Max 270 React Club Gold .Twenty years later, they are coaches for their native countries, facing off in the gold-medal match at the Rio Olympics. Bound together by long careers in soccer, theyll momentarily put aside their friendly camaraderie Friday at Maracana Stadium.It will be Neids last match as coach of the German team. After the Olympics shes stepping down to take on a scouting role.The two met in the hallway at Maracana on Thursday before meeting with reporters. Neid said Sundhage asked what she was planning to do with her time, perhaps play golf?No, no, no, Neid said she replied. Im going to keep on watching womens football and see how I can get any trends about the way that you play.Competitors always.The two faced off last at the Womens World Cup in Canada last summer, with Germany coming out on top 4-1 in the opening match of the knockout round. Sweden defeated Germany in a friendly in early 2015, but otherwise Germany has dominated the meetings with eight straight victories in major competitive tournaments.I remember we played in 95 against each other and Sweden won, in Sweden. Thats a neat memory, Sundhage said. And shes been in football forever, same as me. ... Shes been very, very successful. It will be great to play her again and hopefully -- compared to the other results against German lately -- hopefully well get a result and Sweden will score one more goal than Germany.Neid played in 111 games for the German national team from 1982-96, scoring 48 goals. During her playing career, Germany won three UEFA championships and was runner up at the 1995 World Cup. Her last match as a player was at the Atlanta Games, against Brazil.She went on to be an assistant on Germans team that won the 2003 World Cup, then took over as coach of the senior women in 2005, leading the team to another World Cup title in 2007. She was named FIFA Womens Coach of the Year for 2010.Shes the kind of coach who can really improve players, said former German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer. Shes incredible as a coach. She sees weaknesses and she has solutions to make every single player better.Sundhage has had an equally illustrious career. She scored 71 goals in 146 appearances with Swedens national team from 1975-96.Sundhage won gold medals as a coach of the U.S. national team at both the Beijing and London Games. She led the Americans to the final match of the 2011 World Cup, but the team fell on penalties to Japan. She returned home to coach Sweden in 2013.Both teams have had a very different run through Brazil. Sweden defeated the favored Americans in the quarterfinals. The Swedes parked the bus in defense against the three-time defending Olympic champions, surviving 4-3 on a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in Brasilia.U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo stirred controversy after the match when she called Sweden a bunch of cowards for employing the tactic. But it clearly worked, so Sweden took much the same approach in the semifinals against Brazil, again advancing 4-3 on penalties following a scoreless draw against the hosts.Germany, ranked No. 2 in the world, avenged a loss to Canada earlier in the games, sending the Canadians to the bronze-medal match with a 2-0 victory.Both teams are playing in their first Olympic final. It is also the first all-European final since womens soccer became an Olympic sport in 1996.Germany has won the bronze medal three times, in Sydney, Athens and Beijing. Sweden has never been on the podium.The two teams have met three total times at the Olympics, and the Germans have won all three -- the most recent was a 2-0 victory in extra time in the quarterfinals at the 2008 Beijing Games.The Germans famously defeated Sweden 2-1 on a golden goal in the 98th minute to win the 2003 Womens World Cup, which was held in the United States because of the SARS outbreak in China.Sundhage, known for breaking into song at news conferences, was asked if she had a tune for the moment. She sounded a hopeful note for Sweden, singing The times they are a-changing.Neid laughed at a similar question: I cant sing. But I can dance. I need Pia to do the music. Air Max 270 University Red . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve. Cheap Air Max 270 React . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. http://www.cheapairmax270react.com/air-max-270-react-cream-fake.html .Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. Prominent sociologist and civil-rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards says the efforts of superstars such as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James in using their platforms as a means for social change reflect an evolution in power among top black athletes but that action will be required to effect real change.Edwards, a professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, told The Associated Press that athletes have the capability today that we only dreamed about in the 1960s when only one or two athletes even had endorsements.He dated the punctuated moments of the evolution back to the early part of the 20th century, saying it began as fights to gain legitimacy, then access, before moving on to respect and dignity -- and ultimately power.Joe Louis and Jack Johnson and Jesse Owens struggled for legitimacy, Edwards said. Then you began this struggle for access. Which is what Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby and Kenny Washington and all those guys were involved in. In the 1960s, the struggle was for respect and dignity.Now the struggle is for power. And these men have power. So they have a different forum than we had in the late 1960s to be able to go on network television and make a statement concerning violence and the killing of black men, women and children in this country. ... Thats an exercise of power.Anthony, the New York Knicks star forward, is taking a break Monday from his preparations with the U.S. Olympic basketball team to host a meeting in Los Angeles with athletes, politicians and people in the community to advance the conversation about what he has called a broken system.Anthonys meeting in Los Angeles coincides with the latest stop on the Olympic mens team exhibition schedule as the Americans prepare for the Rio Games.Edwards pointed to the need for progress on both an individual and collective level. He said trust and respect needs to be built between individuals and police and that both sides need to acknowledge wrongdoing. There are criminals in the community who deserve to be arrested and rogue officers who need to be held accountable for excessive force, he said.The bottom line of any step is the voting booth, Edwards said.If youre out there marching up and down the street with Black Lives Matter and then dont go to the polls to vote out the mayor of Ferguson, to vote out the sheriff of Milwaukee County or whatever, then ... youre marching into a cul-de-sac, Edwards said. When you march into a cul-de-sac and just come back out angry, youre not a member of a movement because its not going anywhere. Youre a member of a mob.And the difference in a representative democracy between a movement and a mob is whether you follow through with the actions necessary to make the changes that youve been trying to convince people are the correct direction to go.The newfound power of todays athlete comes from monetary wealth, celebrity status and having the vehicle of social media to communicate directly with the masses. They can reach hordes of people, encouraging them to get involved in social change.Anthony, James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade gave an anti-violence speech at the ESPYS and expressed their support of the values behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Missouri football players threatened to boyycott games last year in support of student groups protesting the schools racial environment, and Missouri president Timothy Wolfe eventually retired. Air Max 270 Hot Punch. Serena Williams spoke out against the violence at Wimbledon. Members of the WNBAs Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury recently wore black warm-up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers and were initially fined by the league.The WNBA rescinded the fines after a public backlash.It is almost economically impossible to ignore todays athletes as the power they wield reaches further than their bank accounts.James is worth millions of dollars to the Cleveland economy as the success of the Cavaliers motivates thousands of people to spend. The Cavs attendance ranked No. 2 in the league in 2009-10 and the past two seasons but dipped as low as No. 22 during James four years with the Miami Heat.Athletes influence goes beyond promoting merchandise and ticket sales.Social media allows athletes to directly communicate with millions of followers with a few keystrokes. Edwards explained that ISIS has used social media in a similar way to recruit self-radicalized people. The difference is in the message.Dr. Joseph Cooper, an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, echoed Edwards in saying any major social policy -- civil rights movement, feminist movement, passage of Title IX -- began with multiple conversations.But there must be action behind the words. Both said that is the next step in the process.Cooper called for sustained engagement from athletes on whatever level they are comfortable -- such as continuing the conversation, meeting with groups like Black Lives Matter, the NAACP and 100 Black Men, and identifying specific issues and targeting ways to improve them. Cooper also discussed the need to have benchmarks in which progress can be measured.All these athletes say we care about the Black Lives Matter movement. In a year from now, we want to see that youve actually been continuing in championing the support, Cooper said. Muhammad Alis legacy is a great example of how he didnt rest on his laurels in making one decision and saying OK, thats enough.In a concise manner, the steps forward are sustained engagement. What that looks like for each individual athlete and each community will be different. But it definitely involves tangible action, civic responsibility and engagement and accountability measures. The call for accountability has to be followed up with actual consequences if certain things arent done.Edwards said sports have become a religion in this country and around the world, giving athletes more influence than in the past. He believes as walking corporations they carry more weight than the doctor up the street or the lawyer around the corner or even the community organizer.Sports in modern societies really amount to secular religions, Edwards said. Athletes have a phenomenal megaphone. ... So that obligation to speak up, especially in regards to the African-American outcomes and interests, is critical.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' ' ll Texas towns. I put my heart and soul into that one, and he ended up going elsewhere.Pat Fitzgerald: Andrew Luck at Northwestern I think back, Id have to say Andrew Luck. You know, he was a young man that when you watched him in high school, he was the full package, he could do it all at Stratford High. ... He just looked so ready-made. From a football family, he was a young man who just made great decisions with the ball. Then you dug into who he was as a person, and to find out just how special he was and continues to be is what made him what you thought could be a game changer as far as quarterback for your program. ' ' ' 
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Roberto Firmino, Gary Hooper, Max Power and Shay McCartan have been named the PFA Fans Players of the Month for January. Kyle Juszczyk Jersey . Firmino, who moved to Anfield last summer from Hoffenheim in an initial £21.3m deal, hit the headlines in January by scoring four goals in as many games in the Premier League.The Brazilian, who beat Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney and Tottenhams Harry Kane to the top-flight award, scored twice in his sides 3-3 draw with title challengers Arsenal, before firing another double in his sides thrilling 5-4 win at Norwich. Firmino (right) scored four goals in four league games in January The Championship accolade has been picked up by Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper, who scored five goals in January to help his side stay unbeaten during the month.The 28-year-old, who joined Wednesday on a three-and-a-half-year permanent deal from Norwich in the transfer window, saw off competition from Hull City striker Abel Hernandez and Birmingham midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld. Gary Hooper (No 14) picked up the Sky Bet Championship award In League One, Wigan midfielder Max Power topped the poll ahead of Port Vale forward Ajay Leitch-Smith and Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.Power scored two goals as Wigan moved up to third in the league following an unbeaten six-game run during January. Max Power was a key figure in Wigans unbeaten run in January Finally, the League Two award went to Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan after his three January goals helped him claim more votes than Oxford United striker Kemar Roofe and Plymouth Argyle midfielder Gregg Wylde. Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan led the vote in League Two Every month throughout the English football season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for who they think has been the best player in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the Awards.Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans are then able to vote for the player they think deserves the award.The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.That trio are then joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month. Mesut Ozil receives the PFA Fans Player of the Month award for December The winning fans who will take their places on next months shortlisting panel and make the awards to players will be announced in due course.PFA Fans Player of the Month awards for JanuaryPremier League: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)Championship: Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday)League One: Max Power (Wigan Athletic)League Two: Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) Also See: Past results Meet the panel PFA Fans PotM news Live on Sky Ronnie Lott Jersey . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. Elvis Grbac Jersey . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http://www.custom49ersjersey.com/custom-j-j-stokes-jersey-large-908d.html . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. Coaches always say they remember the losses more than the wins, and that applies to recruiting as well. Even the nations best recruiters get their hearts broken from time to time. Some -- like J.J. Watt and LeVeon Bell -- were unheralded recruits who went on to stardom. Others -- like Jameis Winston and Tim Tebow -- were no-doubt program changers. The one thing they all have in common is that theyve kept coaches up at night thinking what might have been.Here are nine of the best stories about recruits who got away:Butch Jones: J.J. Watt at Central Michigan The best recruit who got away is a little bit different in terms of our first signing class at Central Michigan University. We actually had two of the best pro football players right now currently in J.J. Watt and Antonio Brown. They were in our first signing class and then J.J. transferred to the University of Wisconsin. Thats probably the best recruit we had, then got away. I knew he was very driven. I knew that he would be very successful.Dabo Swinney: Tim Tebow at Clemson I had just gotten to Clemson, and there was a kid named Lawrence Timmons, who turned out to be a really good player. He was down in Florence, South Carolina, and I got in it late with him, but he was a guy that I would have loved to have had at Clemson. The other one I would say is Tim Tebow. That was because I had to call Tim and tell him we could no longer recruit him because we had gotten a big commitment from a junior and I wasnt the head coach at the time. We told that junior we wouldnt sign a quarterback in that class ahead of him. That was probably the one that maybe still sticks with me a little bit because I really loved Tim and his family, and his family and I had a great relationship and I really felt like we had a good shot to get him at Clemson.Urban Meyer: C.J. Spiller at Florida He was one hour from Gainesville, and I thought we had him. Obviously, I love that kid and were still close to this day. But he selected Clemson over Florida. Devastating. Im one of those guys I want to know why. What did we do wrong? Was there something behind the scenes you know what happened? C.J. is such a good guy and would have been a great teammate. If he wouldve been on that Tebow team, that was still one of the great teams in college football history, but that would have been over the top.Derek Mason: Jameis Winston at Stanford Dealing with Jameis was interesting. He was actually being recruited by Lance Anderson, who handled that area. Lance is now the defensive coordinator at Stanford. Between David Shaw, Lance and myself, I had a chance to go to Hueytown and watch him during spring ball. Jameis is a talented athlete now, no doubt, but just to meet him, dynamic personality, made everybody around him just smile. So in that process of recruiting him, we felt like we had a strong chance. We felt like he was going to come our way. We had a couple other student-athletes that were in that class, Andrus Peat, who would up going I think the sixth pick in the draft, Barry Sanders Jr., and him. Those were the big three in that class. Jameis was just fun. He was interesting. He was a football junkie, great football mind. In that process, it came down to Stanford and Florida State. He chose to go to Florida State foor all of the right reasons, but that was probably the best recruit that Ive ever lost. Ken Dorsey Jersey. .Jim McElwain: Shalon Baker at Eastern Washington The first thing is, you never worry about the ones you dont get. You coach the ones you get because theyre yours, and you love them, you teach them, you coach em. But I would go back to Shalon Baker the Touchdown Maker that I lost to the University of Montana when I was coaching at Eastern Washington. Got two speeding tickets going up and down I-5 trying to get him to change his mind. Got zapped by those airplane guys, going up and coming back. But hes a guy that had a great career at Montana, but a guy I really wish we couldve gotten at Eastern.Bret Bielema: Larry Fitzgerald at Iowa I was a young coach, I was an assistant coach who was actually the lead recruiter on Larry and really it got down to just us and Pitt. I remember Cris Carter broke an NFL receiving record on Monday Night Football in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, and Larry was a ballboy and I actually got a credential from the Minnesota Vikings just to stand next to him the whole game. It was probably illegal back then, but I did it.Dave Clawson: LeVeon Bell at Bowling Green? When I was at Bowling Green, we lost a running back very late in the process to Michigan State. You might have heard of him. His name is LeVeon Bell. LeVeon committed to us, and that next week there had been an issue at Michigan State. There had been a fight and a couple of football players looked like they might get suspended or thrown off the team, so they had some scholarships open up, so they took LeVeon Bell from us. We had been recruiting him longer and harder than anybody else. He wasnt this big-time high school prospect. It was a battle that was mostly a MAC battle. He was the running back we wanted. We were on him and talked every week and had him up for the official visit, and he finally committed. Were celebrating. He committed to us on a Sunday, and that Monday or Tuesday, Michigan State offered him. It was heartbreaking.Larry Fedora: Branndon Stewart at Baylor I remember one that broke my heart, a kid named Branndon Stewart. He was from Stephenville High School playing for Art Briles. I was an assistant at Baylor and I worked harder on that young man than anybody. Every single day a handwritten note. When I would go to Stephenville, I would go to the local coffee shop and get there at 5 in the morning and sit there and listen to the people talk because they all talk about football in those small Texas towns. I put my heart and soul into that one, and he ended up going elsewhere.Pat Fitzgerald: Andrew Luck at Northwestern I think back, Id have to say Andrew Luck. You know, he was a young man that when you watched him in high school, he was the full package, he could do it all at Stratford High. ... He just looked so ready-made. From a football family, he was a young man who just made great decisions with the ball. Then you dug into who he was as a person, and to find out just how special he was and continues to be is what made him what you thought could be a game changer as far as quarterback for your program. ' ' ' 
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CARSON, Calif. Mike Nott Jersey Store . -- Robbie Keane scored three goals and the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied to beat Western Conference-leading Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Saturday night. Keane scored in the 56th, 67th and 86th minutes to help the Galaxy (11-9-4) pull four points behind Salt Lake and tighten an eight-team battle for five West playoff berths. The top seven teams are separated by eight points, with San Jose another three points back. Omar Gonzalez, who signed a designated player contract this week, also scored for Los Angeles. The Galaxy could had two more -- but those were stopped on the goal line, first by Chris Wingert on Landon Donovan two minutes after Keanes first goal and by Kenny Mansally on Todd Dunivant near the end. "We played well the whole 90 (minutes)," said Donovan, whose corner kick Gonzalez headed home in the 75th minute for a 3-1 lead. "We probably deserved a 4- or 5-0 game, but real happy with how we performed." Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo made his MLS debut for the Galaxy, making a fine save on Alvaro Saborios shot to the upper-right corner three minutes into the second half. Joao Plata gave Real Salt Lake (12-8-5) a lead in the 53rd minute, finishing from a wonderful touch by Ned Grabavoy. Keane scored from a long pass by Juninho to tie it, then volleyed Los Angeles ahead off a cross by Sean Franklin 11 minutes later. Keane got his 10th goal to complete his hat trick in the 86th, lifting the ball over rushing goalkeeper Nick Rimando. "What can I say," Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis said. "I think (Los Angeles is) extremely effective in what they do, and if theyre on their game, sometimes youre just gonna have to say theyre the better team, and I think thats what we have to say tonight." Robbie Findley scored in the 90th for Salt Lake. Don Wells Jersey Store . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Lew Reeve Jersey Store . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. https://www.chinacheapjerseys.net/morgan-tiller-jersey-store/ . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Its hard for Pakistan to replace cricketers at the national level these days, because there are few top-class replacements coming through from domestic cricket - one of the fallouts of Pakistans international isolation, says Waqar Younis.Passion for cricket needs to be looked afterCricket brings the nation together, but the lack of cricket in Pakistan means people will move away from the game if their passion is not nurtured.Was more upset with Butt than AAmirWaqar on how he, as Pakistan coach, reacted to the news of the spot-fixing in 2010, in what was a sickening time for all involved. John Shonk Jersey Store. In our days there was no analytical informationData analysis is now a part of Pakistan cricket, but one must be careful to not over-coach naturally skilled players, says Waqar Younis. ' ' ' 
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Dewi Morris reflects on Andy Robinsons departure from Bristol and whether its too late to save their season. Mike Fink ... So the decision has finally been made and Andy Robinson has been sacked by Bristol.The board had lost confidence with him. In reply Robinson said that he was surprised and disappointed by that decision, but I think he was on his own there. Chris Booy and the board must now take stock of their own situation, and questions must be asked of them as well. Talk is cheap. It is now time for Bristol to make the right decisions moving forward, even if it requires taking a few steps back?first. Dewi Morris Why on earth was Robinson given a three-year contract before a ball had been kicked this season?Surely the sensible decision would have been to review and react when you are at certain points during the season. After all it has not been plain sailing getting back into the Premiership in the first place.Bristol must get it right this time and if it takes going back down to the Championship, so be it. QUIZ: Englands last win over SA Andy Robinson was coach when England last beat the Boks in 2006 but can you name the starting XV? Last week, Sky Sports viewers were treated to an excellent performance by London Irish, the hot favourites for promotion back to the top table.There was more collective concentration and clarity in that performance for 80 minutes against London Scottish than I have witnessed from Bristol over the last three years.Talking to Bob Casey in the week prior to the game he said it was very simple. They got an experienced guy on board who talks straight. That person was Brendan Venter. Bristol need a Brendan Venter-type figure to help shape the club, says Dewi With Venters help and advice Irish have stripped back the club to where they want it to be, and the only place to do that was in the Championship.You need time to build a game plan and develop players and coaches. Players that really want to play for that club and coaches that know all about that club and want to be part of it again. Nick Kennedy, Declan Danaher and Paul Hodgson to name but three. England vs South Africa November 12, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Venters mantra is crawl, walk, run. The basics must be put in place first - the set piece, defence, game plan, etc - and then you move it up a level.Bristol have struggled because their foundations have not been put in place. Talk is cheap. It is now time to make the right decisions moving forward, even if it requires taking a few steps back first. Also See: Robinson departs Bristol Etzebeth is Premiership bound Bristol losing run goes on Rugby Union on Sky Tom Nelson . PAUL, Minn. Walt Clago . LOUIS -- St. https://www.cheapnfljerseyschina.co/jason-buck-jersey-for-sale/ . Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. The Detroit Pistons and free-agent forward Jon Leuer have agreed on a four-year, $42 million contract.Leuers agency, Priority Sports headed by Mark Bartelstein, announced the deal Saturday. His addition gives coach Stan Van Gundy another versatile, hard-working forward to bring off the bench.Leuer averaged 8.5 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Phoenix Suns last season, his fifth in the league. He has also played for Memphis, Cleveland and Milwaukee. Bill Mackrides. The Pistons already have agreed on a five-year max contract with Andre Dummond and added backup point guard Ish Smith in the first two days of free agency.The contracts cannot be signed until Thursday. ' ' ' 
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CARSON, Calif. Mike Nott Jersey Store . -- Robbie Keane scored three goals and the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied to beat Western Conference-leading Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Saturday night. Keane scored in the 56th, 67th and 86th minutes to help the Galaxy (11-9-4) pull four points behind Salt Lake and tighten an eight-team battle for five West playoff berths. The top seven teams are separated by eight points, with San Jose another three points back. Omar Gonzalez, who signed a designated player contract this week, also scored for Los Angeles. The Galaxy could had two more -- but those were stopped on the goal line, first by Chris Wingert on Landon Donovan two minutes after Keanes first goal and by Kenny Mansally on Todd Dunivant near the end. "We played well the whole 90 (minutes)," said Donovan, whose corner kick Gonzalez headed home in the 75th minute for a 3-1 lead. "We probably deserved a 4- or 5-0 game, but real happy with how we performed." Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo made his MLS debut for the Galaxy, making a fine save on Alvaro Saborios shot to the upper-right corner three minutes into the second half. Joao Plata gave Real Salt Lake (12-8-5) a lead in the 53rd minute, finishing from a wonderful touch by Ned Grabavoy. Keane scored from a long pass by Juninho to tie it, then volleyed Los Angeles ahead off a cross by Sean Franklin 11 minutes later. Keane got his 10th goal to complete his hat trick in the 86th, lifting the ball over rushing goalkeeper Nick Rimando. "What can I say," Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis said. "I think (Los Angeles is) extremely effective in what they do, and if theyre on their game, sometimes youre just gonna have to say theyre the better team, and I think thats what we have to say tonight." Robbie Findley scored in the 90th for Salt Lake. Don Wells Jersey Store . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Lew Reeve Jersey Store . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. https://www.chinacheapjerseys.net/morgan-tiller-jersey-store/ . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Its hard for Pakistan to replace cricketers at the national level these days, because there are few top-class replacements coming through from domestic cricket - one of the fallouts of Pakistans international isolation, says Waqar Younis.Passion for cricket needs to be looked afterCricket brings the nation together, but the lack of cricket in Pakistan means people will move away from the game if their passion is not nurtured.Was more upset with Butt than AAmirWaqar on how he, as Pakistan coach, reacted to the news of the spot-fixing in 2010, in what was a sickening time for all involved. John Shonk Jersey Store. In our days there was no analytical informationData analysis is now a part of Pakistan cricket, but one must be careful to not over-coach naturally skilled players, says Waqar Younis. ' ' ' 
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CARSON, Calif. Mike Nott Jersey Store . -- Robbie Keane scored three goals and the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied to beat Western Conference-leading Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Saturday night. Keane scored in the 56th, 67th and 86th minutes to help the Galaxy (11-9-4) pull four points behind Salt Lake and tighten an eight-team battle for five West playoff berths. The top seven teams are separated by eight points, with San Jose another three points back. Omar Gonzalez, who signed a designated player contract this week, also scored for Los Angeles. The Galaxy could had two more -- but those were stopped on the goal line, first by Chris Wingert on Landon Donovan two minutes after Keanes first goal and by Kenny Mansally on Todd Dunivant near the end. "We played well the whole 90 (minutes)," said Donovan, whose corner kick Gonzalez headed home in the 75th minute for a 3-1 lead. "We probably deserved a 4- or 5-0 game, but real happy with how we performed." Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo made his MLS debut for the Galaxy, making a fine save on Alvaro Saborios shot to the upper-right corner three minutes into the second half. Joao Plata gave Real Salt Lake (12-8-5) a lead in the 53rd minute, finishing from a wonderful touch by Ned Grabavoy. Keane scored from a long pass by Juninho to tie it, then volleyed Los Angeles ahead off a cross by Sean Franklin 11 minutes later. Keane got his 10th goal to complete his hat trick in the 86th, lifting the ball over rushing goalkeeper Nick Rimando. "What can I say," Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis said. "I think (Los Angeles is) extremely effective in what they do, and if theyre on their game, sometimes youre just gonna have to say theyre the better team, and I think thats what we have to say tonight." Robbie Findley scored in the 90th for Salt Lake. Don Wells Jersey Store . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Lew Reeve Jersey Store . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. https://www.chinacheapjerseys.net/morgan-tiller-jersey-store/ . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Its hard for Pakistan to replace cricketers at the national level these days, because there are few top-class replacements coming through from domestic cricket - one of the fallouts of Pakistans international isolation, says Waqar Younis.Passion for cricket needs to be looked afterCricket brings the nation together, but the lack of cricket in Pakistan means people will move away from the game if their passion is not nurtured.Was more upset with Butt than AAmirWaqar on how he, as Pakistan coach, reacted to the news of the spot-fixing in 2010, in what was a sickening time for all involved. John Shonk Jersey Store. In our days there was no analytical informationData analysis is now a part of Pakistan cricket, but one must be careful to not over-coach naturally skilled players, says Waqar Younis. ' ' ' 
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CARSON, Calif. Mike Nott Jersey Store . -- Robbie Keane scored three goals and the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied to beat Western Conference-leading Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Saturday night. Keane scored in the 56th, 67th and 86th minutes to help the Galaxy (11-9-4) pull four points behind Salt Lake and tighten an eight-team battle for five West playoff berths. The top seven teams are separated by eight points, with San Jose another three points back. Omar Gonzalez, who signed a designated player contract this week, also scored for Los Angeles. The Galaxy could had two more -- but those were stopped on the goal line, first by Chris Wingert on Landon Donovan two minutes after Keanes first goal and by Kenny Mansally on Todd Dunivant near the end. "We played well the whole 90 (minutes)," said Donovan, whose corner kick Gonzalez headed home in the 75th minute for a 3-1 lead. "We probably deserved a 4- or 5-0 game, but real happy with how we performed." Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo made his MLS debut for the Galaxy, making a fine save on Alvaro Saborios shot to the upper-right corner three minutes into the second half. Joao Plata gave Real Salt Lake (12-8-5) a lead in the 53rd minute, finishing from a wonderful touch by Ned Grabavoy. Keane scored from a long pass by Juninho to tie it, then volleyed Los Angeles ahead off a cross by Sean Franklin 11 minutes later. Keane got his 10th goal to complete his hat trick in the 86th, lifting the ball over rushing goalkeeper Nick Rimando. "What can I say," Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis said. "I think (Los Angeles is) extremely effective in what they do, and if theyre on their game, sometimes youre just gonna have to say theyre the better team, and I think thats what we have to say tonight." Robbie Findley scored in the 90th for Salt Lake. Don Wells Jersey Store . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Lew Reeve Jersey Store . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. https://www.chinacheapjerseys.net/morgan-tiller-jersey-store/ . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Its hard for Pakistan to replace cricketers at the national level these days, because there are few top-class replacements coming through from domestic cricket - one of the fallouts of Pakistans international isolation, says Waqar Younis.Passion for cricket needs to be looked afterCricket brings the nation together, but the lack of cricket in Pakistan means people will move away from the game if their passion is not nurtured.Was more upset with Butt than AAmirWaqar on how he, as Pakistan coach, reacted to the news of the spot-fixing in 2010, in what was a sickening time for all involved. John Shonk Jersey Store. In our days there was no analytical informationData analysis is now a part of Pakistan cricket, but one must be careful to not over-coach naturally skilled players, says Waqar Younis. ' ' ' this Test. Short and outside off, Latham skips back and pulls in the air. Aslam throws himself to his left, the ball hits his left hand and bobbles out. Poor Amir, and Aslam has been banished to the deepThe cost: Latham was on 39 when he was dropped. He finished with 80. ' ' ' 
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Deficits and close ballgames just dont seem to bother the Texas Rangers. Stitched Flames Jerseys .Texas won in walk-off fashion again Monday night, coming back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2. The American League West rivals continue the three-game series with the middle installment Tuesday night at Globe Life Park.The Rangers own eight walk-off wins this season, including two on the current homestand. Texas has 20 last at-bat victories. The clubs 46 come-from-behind wins are second most in club history (50 in 2013) and lead Major League Baseball.And when it comes to one-run games, no team is better. Texas has won 12 of last 14 decided by a single run, improving to 35-10 overall.Thats how we play, said Elvis Andrus, who scored the deciding run in the series opener. Thats been our DNA this year. We dont give up to the last out, the last pitch. Its contagious. I think everybody is feeling the same way. Everybody keeps pushing. We dont count ourselves out until the last out.Im really happy with the way were playing baseball right now. Were going to come back tomorrow and try to win the series.The Rangers are sending A.J. Griffin (7-4, 4.78 ERA) to the hill to try to clinch the series. The right-hander hasnt been particularly sharp lately, but the club has won three of his last four starts and seven of 10.Griffin owns a 5.96 ERA over his last eight starts. He hasnt pitched since Sept. 13 as Texas manager Jeff Banister lines up his staff for the playoffs.Banister announced that lefty Derek Holland would start Wednesday in the series finale, pushing back Cole Hamels from his normal turn to the series opener Friday at Oakland. Yu Darvish would follow Saturday, mirroring the playoff rotation.Hamels and Darvish would also start the following Friday and Saturday to set them up for the first two games of the ALDS, which starts Oct. 6.Its the appropriate time for both of them to get extra rest, Banister told reporters.Hamels and Darvish have struggled recently. Getting the two aces rest isnt as important as getting them on track.It would be nice for them to go out, throw the ball well and have some success, Banister added. There would be a lot of feel good. Whats necessary is for all our guys to get on that roll.The Angels are countering with Daniel Wright (0-3, 7.04) in the second game of the series. The rookie is making his third appearance for Angels and fifth start of the season.Claimed off waivers from Cincinnati earlier this month, Wright made his Angels debut on Sept. 10 against Texas. He didnt factor in the decision after tossing five innings and allowing four earned runs on six hits.The Angels have gotten solid starting pitching lately.Its encouraging, because weve seen guys that were looking forward to seeing where theyre going to be next year because they have a chance to help us, manager Mike Scioscia said. The heartbeat of the club is your rotation. We need to get a little more consistent, a little deeper there, and hopefully we start to see it. Calgary Flames Store . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. Flames Jerseys 2021 . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said. https://www.cheapflames.com/ . Miller reached right to deflect Mikhail Grabovskis attempt with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and then made two more saves in the shootout Sunday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. v England, 1st Test, LordsFirst innings6.4 Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, dropped. Oh no. Hafeez. What have you done? Superb channels from Amir. Just outside off on a good length. Cook is drawn forward and has to play. A thick outside edge carries low to Hafeez at first slip, who gets down but the ball bursts out of his hands. Hit his left hand and bounced out, hands not in a good place. Should have been taken25.1 Mohammad Amir to Cook, no run, pitched up, draws the drive, Cook nicks through to Sarfraz... who shells another chance off Amir! Unbelievable! Amir is understandably a little miffed by all this. Sarfraz dived to his left and got to the ball, a fairly simple chance but it hit his wrists and then rebounded into his face, only lacking the comedy sound effect for complete embarrassmentThe cost: Alastair Cook was on 22 when he was first dropped, and on 55 the second time. He went on to score 81 and was Englands top-scorer. Amir removed him eventually, but had to wait 45 overs for his first wicket on his comeback.v England, 2nd Test, ManchesterFirst innings6.3 Mohammad Amir to Hales, FOUR, reaching for the drive, thick-edged and, sad as I am to type it, a tough chance is dropped at gully! He was standing quite close, only got one hand up to the ball and it burst throughThe cost: Nought. Amir burst through Hales defence three balls later, removing him for 10.57.5 Mohammad Amir to Vince, no run, big wind up, the ball whizzes through outside off, kisses the edge as Vince goes for the big drive... but Younis drops it! He seemed surprised by the pace, it flew around chest height and it hit the palm of his right hand before ricocheting off his chest and down. Still no one has taken a catch off AmirThe cost: Vince added 12 more before he was dismissed for 18 six overs later.v England, 4th Test, The OvalFirst innings30.6 Mohammad Amir to Ali, no run, edged, flat and low to Azhar at third slip, who drops the chance! He clung on, fortuitously, to a near identical fumble off Ballance, but this was was if anything an easier opportunity in the first instance. Straight in, straight out. Amir kicks the turf in furyThe cost: England were 130 for 5. Ali went on to score 108 and was the last man out, with the score on 328. v West Indies, 3rd Test, SharjahSecond innings0.5 Mohammad Amir to Johnson, no run, oh Pakistans horror day refuses to end. Perfect seam position, on a length, on off, just about holds its line, takes the edge, gooes to Misbah at third slip at a nice catchable height. Flames Jerseys China. Misbah lets it slip, though. Oh just when you thought you had said goodbye to the naughty Pakistan of old2.5 Mohammad Amir to Johnson, no run, West Indies wont lose this match even if they want to. Poor cricket all around. Loose push to a shortish ball outside off, the edge carries chest high to Sami Aslam at first slip, but he makes a meal of it. Never in any danger of catching this. Hard hands, dont close at the right time. Poor Amir is left to kick the ground in disgustThe cost: Leon Johnson was on 0 and 3. He was dismissed for 12 after adding 29 for the opening wicket in a historic West Indies victory. v New Zealand, 2nd Test, HamiltonFirst innings 0.3 Mohammad Amir to Raval, no run, another catch dropped off Amir, Aslam is the culprit now at first slip. Full away-swinger, pokes and edges it low to the left of Aslam. He bends low and shells the knee-high grab4.6 Mohammad Amir to Williamson, no run, Amir drops a return catch to his right. Full and angling away outside off, Williamson drives it in the air to the right of the bowler. Think Amir was reluctant to dive, he ultimately tumbles late to his right. Attempts the catch with both hands but spills it28.6 Mohammad Amir to Raval, 1 run, Aslam drops another straightforward catch off Amir at first slip. Raval was reprieved on 4 on the first morning, he is reprieved again on 40 on the second morning. Good length, angled in, and then straightens away outside off. Raval has a naughty flirt and outside-edges it. Aslam is slow to react to start with; he then dives across to his right and shells it. He did not even have to fall that far to his right. The hands are apart and he is never really balanced. Amir is livid and is ready to tear his hair apartThe cost: Jeet Raval was on 0 and 41 when he was dropped. He top-scored with 55. Williamson made 13 after being dropped on 0.Second innings 30.4 Mohammad Amir to Latham, 2 runs, midwicket drops a tough catch diving to his left. Aslam drops another catch off Amir in this Test. Short and outside off, Latham skips back and pulls in the air. Aslam throws himself to his left, the ball hits his left hand and bobbles out. Poor Amir, and Aslam has been banished to the deepThe cost: Latham was on 39 when he was dropped. He finished with 80. ' ' ' 
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PITTSBURGH -- It turns out that the Pittsburgh Pirates can indeed beat the Chicago Cubs and their ace pitcher Jake Arrieta. Antowain Smith Jersey .Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including an RBI single during a decisive four-run seventh inning, as the Pirates rallied for a rare victory over the Cubs and last years NL Cy Young winner, 8-4 on Friday night.John Jasos RBI single tied the score at 4-4 and chased Arrieta (12-4), who had beaten the Pirates in all three previous starts this season and entered with a 9-1 career record against them.The thing about him is he gives you opportunities, McCutchen said of Arrieta. Weve had plenty of opportunities. There have been maybe a handful of times when hes faced us and hes been lights out. Today, we were able to come through in those opportunities that we got more times than not. We were getting those big hits.Pittsburgh beat Chicago for just the second time in 10 meetings this season.Josh Bell, who had hit a pinch-hit single in his first major league at bat, then scored the go-ahead run from second base when first baseman Anthony Rizzo fielded Gregory Polancos ground ball and threw wildly to reliever Travis Wood, who was covering first base, for an error.McCutchen followed with his RBI single and Starling Marte drove in the innings final run with a grounder. McCutchen, who finished in the top five of the NL MVP voting each of the past four seasons, raised his batting average to .244, still a career low.Bells hit was certainly big as it helped set up the inning.Im on top of a cloud right now, Ill tell you that, Bell said. Its an incredible experience, feeling that ball come off the bat and running to first base. I cant draw it up in a better way, especially against that team and that pitcher.Arrieta gave up six runs and nine hits in six-plus innings while striking out six and walking one in losing for the third time in his last four outings.There are some positives there but giving six runs, especially the ones in the seventh, is my takeaway -- not to put the nail in the coffin and maybe pitch into the eighth inning, Arrieta said. I let it get away.The Pirates won for the eighth time in nine games to pull 7 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs, the closest they have been since June 1. Chicago has lost eight of nine.Rizzos solo home run, his 21st, off Neftali Feliz (3-0) gave the Cubs a short-lived 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh inning. Miguel Monteros fifth homer, a two-run blast in the sixth off Juan Nicasio, pulled Chicago into a tie.Mark Melancon, the sixth Pittsburgh pitcher, got the final out for his 27th save in 28 opportunities.David Freese had a solo home run, his 10th, off Arrieta and Sean Rodriguez added a two-run shot in the second inning, his eighth, as the Pirates took a 3-0 lead.Jason Heyward tripled and scored the Cubs first run in the fourth on a grounder by Javier Baez.Pirates starter Francisco Liriano went five-plus innings and allowing two runs and three hits with three walks and three strikeouts.The Pirates scored the games final run in the eighth inning on Trevor Cahills wild pitch.TRAINERS ROOMCubs: CF Dexter Fowler (strained right hamstring) began a two-game rehab assignment Friday night at Class-A South Bend, going 0 for 2 with two walks. The Cubs will determine Saturday night whether he will be able to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at San Diego after he was voted to the NL starting lineup by the fans.Pirates: Polanco (strained left hamstring) left for a pinch-runner in the seventh inning. ... RHP Gerrit Cole (strained right triceps) and RHP Ryan Vogelsong (facial fractures) are scheduled to make five-inning rehab starts Sunday -- Cole for Triple-A Indianapolis and Vogelsong for Double-A Altoona. It will be the second start for Cole, who has been out since June 11, and he will likely to be activated from the disabled list next weekend during a three-game series at Washington. Vogelsong, who is on the 60-day DL, will make his first start since being hit in the face by a pitch May 23 and is expected to be activated July 23. ... C Francisco Cervelli (broken left hand), who has also been on the DL since June 11, will be evaluated Sunday and could begin a rehab assignment Friday following the four-day All-Star break.ROOKIE SHUFFLEBell was recalled from Indianapolis before the game and the switch-hitting 23-year-old first baseman will be used off the bench during the three-game series. RHP Tyler Glasnow was optioned to Indianapolis a day after making his debut against at St. Louis. He allowed four runs, three earned, in 5 1/3 innings while taking the loss.UP NEXTCubs: LHP Jon Lester (9-4, 2.67 ERA) will start Saturday night. He is coming off his shortest career start as he lasted just 1 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the New York Mets, allowing eight runs and nine hits.Pirates: RHP Chad Kuhl (1-0, 4.09) will make his third career start. Jerry Rice Jersey . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. Garrison Hearst Jersey . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. http://www.custompatriotsjersey.com/custom-rod-woodson-jersey-large-1561f.html . -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is out of Wednesdays starting lineup against Tampa Bay because of a sore left hand.Davis left in the fifth inning of Tuesday nights 11-2 win over the Rays.The soreness has been an issue for Davis at various times throughoutt the season. R. C. Owens Jersey. With an off day Thursday, Davis is expected to play Friday night against Detroit.The slugger is hitting .229 with 35 homers and 78 RBI. ' ' ' 
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