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Travis Cloke has told Collingwood he wants to start afresh at a new AFL club. Phil McConkey Jersey .Speculation Cloke will be on the move has been rife for weeks after the out-of-favour forward managed just 13 games this season and was dropped back to the VFL by coach Nathan Buckley three times.The 29-year-old has a year left on his current contract, but his manager is believed to have informed the club on Tuesday of his desire to be traded after 246 senior appearances for the Pies.Collingwood can confirm that veteran forward Travis Cloke this morning asked to be released from the final year of his contract, the club said in a statement on Tuesday.While Travis remains contracted to play for Collingwood in 2017, all at Collingwood respect Travis right to explore his options and acknowledge his 12 years of exceptional senior service.Cloke has been linked with a move to Western Bulldogs, who will contest finals this season but have struggled in attack.Clokes decision continues the far-reaching list remodel Buckley began when he took over from Mick Malthouse before the 2012 season.Dane Swan announced his retirement last week, with fellow members of the 2010 premiership team such as Dale Thomas, Heath Shaw, Heritier Lumumba, Dayne Beams, Chris Dawes, Brent Macaffer and Sharrod Wellingham having previously either retired or switched to other clubs. Oshane Ximines Youth Jersey .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. Julian Love Giants Jersey . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. . -- Ty Montgomery had 290 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, and fifth-ranked Stanford held on to beat No. American defender Matt Miazga scored his first goal since leaving the New York Red Bulls for Europe, putting Vitesse Arnhem ahead early in the first half of a 4-0 win over fifth-tier Jodan Boys in the third round of the Dutch Cup.Miazga scored in the 14th minute of Wednesdays match, taking a touch off a thigh to control a failed clearance, then taking a 16-yard left-footed shot.The 21-year-old from Clifton, New Jersey, played for the Red Bulls from 2013-15, then joineed Chelsea in January. Eli Manning Giants Jersey. The 6-foot-4 center back made a pair of Premier League appearances last season and was sent to Arnhem on Aug. 31 in a loan for the rest of the season.Miazga had made seven appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie and three in the cup. With the win over amateur opposition, Arnhem advanced to the quarterfinals. ' ' ' 
Jet Setting has been supplemented for the Qipco 1000 Guineas, a race for which Minding tops 17 entries. Gerald Everett Womens Jersey . Bought out of Richard Hannons yard for 12,000 guineas after failing to win as a juvenile, she is unbeaten in two starts for County Kildare trainer Adrian Keatley this year.The most recent of those was when she made all of the running in the Guineas Trial at Leopardstown, relishing the soft ground. And the fact Newmarket has rain forecast was a contributory factor to her addition in the field.Keatley said: There are a couple of new investors in the syndicate (Equinegrowthpartners) and the lads were keen to supplement.Its raining at Newmarket at the moment and the ground looks like being on the easy side.Its not a case of that she has to have it (soft ground), its more a case of what the others cant do in it.Shes very effective on the soft, more so than the others.Jet Setting is one of 17 fillies going forward for the Classic, which include the hot favourite Minding.Aidan OBriens three-year-old has not been seen in public since demolishing her rivals in the Fillies Mile in October.OBrien could also run Ballydoyle, winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac, and Alice Springs, who was third behind Jet Setting at Leopardstown.John Gosdens Nell Gwyn winner Nathra, second to Minding in the Fillies Mile, and Mark Johnstons Cheveley Park winner Lumiere head up the home defence.Richard Hannons Illuminate, Brian Meehans Blue Bayou, Jim Bolgers Turret Rocks and the Criquette Head-Maarek-trained Midweek are among the other major contenders. Jared Goff Jersey .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. Marshall Faulk Youth Jersey . Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. PHOENIX -- Ron Gardenhire will be the bench coach for new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo.Gardenhire, 59, managed the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons and gives Lovullo an extremely experienced right-hand man.The Diamondbacks announced the entire coaching staff Thursday. The newcomers are Tony Perezchica as third-base coach and a pair of ex-Diamondbacks -- Mike Fetteers as bullpen coach and Robby Hammock as quality control and catching coach. Darrell Henderson Jersey. Retained from Chip Hales staff are hitting coach Dave Magadan, pitching coach Mike Butcher, first-base coach Dave McKay and Ariel Prieto as coach/interpreter. ' ' ' 
Maro Itoje was the player England could least afford to lose ahead of the end-of-year Tests. Brian Bellows Stars Jersey . While an injury crisis has enveloped their pack and players seem to be dropping by the weekend, Itoje -- a man who never has a bad game -- was their beacon of hope.Itojes injury will mean England have to go through a major re-think ahead of the autumn Tests. His partnership in the second-row with George Kruis -- one which has become so effective for club and country -- was put on hold when news of the latters ankle surgery broke last Friday meaning Eddie Jones is now without the second-row partnership which played so effectively in their three-Test series win against Australia.Itojes fractured hand has further ramifications. There was a suggestion that he was being considered for the openside berth with just about every contender for the No.7 falling foul of this injury curse which has invaded the England side.England are now down to Plan F at openside with James Haskell, Jack Clifford, Sam Jones, Mike Williams and Itoje all out of the November Tests. Eddie Jones has his first major injury headache as England coach.But Jones will treat this lengthy casualty list as a bittersweet opportunity. He frequently turns attention towards the 2019 World Cup and reiterates how his success as an England coach will be judged on how they fare in Japan at the next quadrennial rugby gathering rather than in the Six Nations or on standalone Tests. Its the World Cup or nothing with Jones and his hand is now forced to weigh up some of the more periphery options in the pack.With regards to the second-row, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes are now favourites to start against South Africa on Nov. 12. But behind that, he may look to Baths Charlie Ewels -- named in the Elite Player Squad -- or his teammate Dave Attwood who toured last summer with the Saxons. Another option could be to draft in Leicesters Ed Slater while Exeters Mitch Lees will also be in the frame.But it is at openside where Jones has a problem. Haskell has been first-choice and with him still recovering from a toe injury, it looked like Jones may go to his Wasps teammate Sam Jones to plug the gap. But one judo session later and hes out until next year. This is where England will have to pull a rabbit from the hat ahead of South Africa and Jones is likely to go for another attritional, abrasive option to complement Chris Robshaw and Billy Vunipola in Englands back-row. Sales Josh Beaumont could be a front-runner for this spot while Matt Kvesic will hope he finally gets a chance to impress.Elsewhere, heading into last weekends European action, England were already without Jack Nowell, Anthony Watson and Manu Tuilagi for the November Tests but the return of Jonny May and the resurgence of Marland Yarde go some way to equal out those absentees.England will look at this latest injury blow as an opportunity, but of all the players they could least afford to lose for the autumn Tests, Itoje would be high up that list. Miro Heiskanen Jersey . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. Jason Dickinson Jersey . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. .R. Smith realized how easily basketball can be taken from him, and he wasnt going to take his place in the NBA for granted anymore. ANN ARBOR, Mich --- Michigans quarterbacks have no idea who will be running the offense a week from Saturday when they play Hawaii. Whoever it is, though, will likely be the guy under center for the long term.Redshirt sophomore Wilton Speight -- one of two front-runners for the job, along with former Houston transfer John OKorn -- said Friday afternoon that he doesnt believe the Wolverines have any interest in using a two-quarterback system or changing their starter on a week-to-week basis.I dont think thats a thing, Speight said. That kind of backfired on Ohio State last year, you saw with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones. I think Coach [Jim Harbaugh], having played the position, wouldnt like that type of situation. Im pretty sure who comes out on top at the end of camp, thats for a reason.Speight clarified that he wasnt trying to take a jab at the rival Buckeyes, just using them as an example for the perils of an offense without an established quarterback running the show.Any quarterback across the country, it doesnt matter what offense youre in, its tough to play well, he said. For Cardale to be looking over his shoulder all last year, its tough. Im not just saying that because its Ohio State.Michigans coaches have said during the past month that this years competition is significantly more competitive and further along than last year, when fifth-year transfer Jake Rudock eventually won the job. Offensive coordinnator Tim Drevno has consistently said they would prefer to stick with a wire-to-wire quarterback, if possible, once the games begin. Blake Comeau Stars Jersey. Speight and OKorn have remained knotted in a battle for the starting position since last spring. Senior Shane Morris is also a part of the competition. Speight and OKorn said they are a little surprised the competition has continued as long as it has, but both feel good about what theyve accomplished through three weeks of training camp.I dont know in any of us saw it going this far, OKorn said. Whenever that decision comes is not really up to us. I dont know if any of us know when its coming. Eventually a decision has to be made, obviously.When Harbaugh and his staff do reach a decision, it might not come in the form of a clear-cut answer. Speight said the quarterback might not find out officially until game day, but it becomes evident during the week of practice based on body language and how practices are going and stuff like that. He and OKorn both deferred on questions about how evenly reps are being split at this point in camp.I think Ive got a feel now and everyone has a feel, Speight said. But its Coachs decision and not many people know what goes on in Coach Harbaughs mind. Hes one of a kind, so just kind of wait and see what he does. ' ' ' 
Manchester United are looking for three wins in a row while Pep Guardiolas Manchester City attempt to do the same. Serge Savard Jersey .Here is Chalks look at the best bets for the biggest Premier League games of the weekend.Odds courtesy of Pinnacle.SaturdayHull City vs. Manchester UnitedAsian handicap: Hull City +1 (+110) vs. Manchester United -1 (-118) 3-way line: Hull City +665 / Manchester United -199 / Draw +348 PickCenter public consensus money-line pick: 68 percent Manchester United Total: 2.25 (Over -130, Under +118)There were echoes of the old, all-conquering Manchester United in the manner in which they brushed aside Southampton (2-0) on Friday, and though these might be early days in Jose Mourinhos reign, it would surely be a surprise if a team containing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, et al. do anything other than challenge for the Premier League title this season. Tomas Tatar Jersey . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. Carey Price Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year.Steve McClaren was still at the helm of Newcastle on Wednesday night after his proposed meeting with managing director Lee Charnley failed to take place, according to Sky sources. McClaren arrived at the clubs Darsley Park training ground shortly after 8am where it is understood he met with his backroom staff before leaving again just after 4pm.It was believed talks between McClaren and Charnley would then take place at St James Park but instead of turning left out of the training ground in the direction of Newcastles stadium, the former England boss turned right, toward his home. It is not known why the discussions were not held.Sky Sports News HQ earlier learned McClaren will not face the media for his weekly pre-match news conference which had been scheduled for Thursday but has been postponed. McClaren was expected to meet with managing director Lee Charnley McClarens meeting with Charnley would have been the first time the two have met since Saturdays 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth.The head coach has continued to prepare his side to face Premier League leaders Leicester on Monday Night Football despite the rumours that he is about to lose his job. Newcastle fans reacted angrily to the clubs 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth The loss to Bournemouth increased speculation that McClaren could be relieved of his duties, with the Magpies in the bottom three with just 10 games remaining. Montreal Canadiens Jerseys. The clubs directors held a meeting on Monday, conducted without McClaren despite the head coach being on the board himself.Former Chelsea and Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez tops a wish-list of managers who the club would like to put in charge.  Rafael Benitez tops Newcastles wishlist should McClaren leave Sky Sports News HQ understand that although McClaren remains in charge, the club have made contact with Benitez about stepping in to try and salvage their season.Benitez is available after departing Real Madrid in January, and sources close to him indicate he would have a qualified interest in the vacancy. Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes is also understood to be under consideration. Also See: Benitez & Moyes on Newcastle shortlist Newcastles decision-makers Whats wrong with Newcastle? McClaren determined to stay ' ' ' 
Golic and Ryen Russillo will welcome ESPN Bulls reporter Nick Friedell (7:30 a. Mikkel Boedker Senators Jersey .m. ET), ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy (8:05) and ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark (8:30) to the show on Thursday.Get in touch with Mike & Mike by emailing ( or tweeting (@MikeAndMike) the guys -- we will be with you from 6-10 a.m. ET. Follow all of the action on ESPN2, ESPN Radio and Jason Spezza Jersey . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. Colin White Senators Jersey . Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. Important Geelong defender Lachie Henderson removed any lingering doubts over his fitness when he took part in a searching 90-minute training session on Saturday.Having earned a weekend off with a last-gasp qualifying final win over Hawthorn, Chris Scott put his team through an intense workout at an open session at Deakin Universitys Waurn Ponds campus near Geelong.Henderson hasnt played since undergoing knee surgery after round 22, but he trained strongly in the willing hitout.He worked really hard to get back for the Hawks game and he just missed out by one or two days I reckon, teammate Scott Selwood told reporters of Henderson.But hes looking really strong and now its up to the match committee to sort all of that out.By the time the Cats take the field at the MCG for their preliminary final against Sydney or Adelaide, they will have played just one game in 26 days.The relatively warm conditions tested the players who didnt hold back in the physical workout, which Selwood said was an important part of their preparation. Christian Jaros Senators Jersey. e wanted to make sure it wasnt a week off for us ... and we didnt want to step off the training, he said.It was a pretty solid hitout ... there might be a few sore bodies after that.We had the week off at the end of the year to reassess what we were doing, but this week we havent taken the foot off the pedal. Weve trained really hard and the attitude has been really strong.Weve tried to maintain it as a normal playing week and we simulated that at training.While Henderson is assured of a return, Jimmy Bartels spot in the side continues to be a source conjecture.Thats pretty surprising to me, Selwood said.I think Jimmys come out each week, played strongly and played his role.Thats not being said within our four walls. ' ' ' 
NEW YORK -- Barcelonas official motto is mes que un Club, or more than a club in the Catalan language. Bobby Evans Jersey .In an effort to take over the U.S. market, the Spanish soccer powerhouse is showing that its also a global, multimillion dollar business.Looking to capitalize on its biggest assets -- superstars like Lionel Messi and Neymar -- and the growing popularity of soccer in the U.S., Barcelona opened a commercial office in New York that will lead the teams efforts to expand its business, gain more fans across the Atlantic and help the sport grow in America.We are coming to open new lines of relationships with a lot of companies, Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu said Tuesday during the opening of the office. Being in the U.S., probably other brands, other companies will like to partner with us.Barcelona already has commercial deals with four American companies -- Nike, Gillette, Gatorade and Black & Decker. It also claims to be the most popular soccer team in the country with about 19 million fans, followed by Manchester United with 17 million. The Premier League club is owned by the U.S.-based Glazer family, which also owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.Barcelona has played in sold-out summer tours in the U.S. in recent years, and operates soccer academies in Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina, with more planned for New York and other cities, Bartomeu said.Francesco Calvo, the clubs chief revenue officer, said Barcelona generated $680 million in revenue last year. Their target is to increase the overall revenue to $1 billion by 2021, with the U.S. market considered an important factor in that growth.The (U.S.) domestic (market) is key, said Manel Arroyo, Barcelonas vice president for marketing and communications. But its also key that American companies can discover in us a platform to be known around the world.The Spanish league, La Liga, and other European clubs like Bayern Munich already have offices in New York. Barcelona opened its first overseas post two years ago in Hong Kong to oversee its efforts in Asia.U.S. and China are the main markets, the places where football is growing faster, Arroyo said.But even if other clubs arrived first in the U.S., Barcelona has something every other team in the world desires: Messi.The five-time FIFA Player of the Year has led the team to unprecedented success on and off the field, winning the Champions League four times and the Spanish league eight times in the last 10 years. His stellar play and on-field prowess translates to financial bonanza for Barcelona.Leo Messi is basic for us, Bartomeu said. Everybody wants Leo Messi on their team, and theres a reason for that. (Messi is) not only a sports objective, but more than a sports objective.Besides expanding the brand and reaching out to fans, Arroyo said the club is in New York to learn from U.S. leagues like the NFL and NBA, which he considers the benchmark in the global sports industry.The sports industry in this country is number one, without a doubt, he said, and clearly one of the focuses in this office is to learn from this country. David Long Rams Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Nolan Cromwell 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. .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at Boston Strong - a citys recovery from tragedy. According to Google, Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad is the most popular Halloween costume this year. Thats kind of YAWN, if you ask me, and it seems the Final Five has been pretty well represented -- if my Twitter feed is any indication.The U.S. gymnastics team made up of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian won over the country this past summer, and their popularity is still going strong.Here is a small sampling of Final Five costumes, some evven approved by members of the team themselves. Joe Namath Youth Jersey. tuck It #winningA photo posted by P R I N C E S S (@youngwildnpri18) onOct 29, 2016 at 3:18pm PDT You are all gold medalists in the Halloween department, IMO, ladies. Well done.See something entertaining on social media that you think deserves to be shared? Let me know on Twitter, @darcymaine_espn. ' ' ' eam. This was a terrifically tough day and he came through it bruised but unbowed. It was another step forward in his development.It is for such reasons that, whatever happens on Monday, England will leave Visakhapatnam with spirits and heads high. They are learning and improving all the time. ' ' ' 
The Milwaukee Bucks now have a firm timetable for the succession plan that will have general manager John Hammond passing the torch to assistant GM Justin Zanik. Ryan Finley Bengals Jersey .Hammond signed a contract extension Thursday that carries him through the end of the 2017-18 season, according to multiple reports. After that time, Hammond will serve as a consultant to the team, and Zanik will be elevated to the GM role.The Vertical first reported the extension. It has not been announced.Zanik was hired from the Utah Jazz in June to be groomed as Hammonds successor.Hammond, 61, has been the Bucks GM since 2008. He has forged a reputation over the years for having a keen eye for talent in the middle of draft, and his role in bringing in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker has helped give the Bucks a promising young roster.With coach Jason Kidd signing a three-year contract extension this summer and Zanik waiting in the wings to assume the main front-office duties, the Bucks are set up to have consistent leadership at the top for the immediate future. Owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry have emphasized continuity in their early years at the helm in Milwaukee, where the Bucks are building a new arena to help breathe more life into a franchise considered to be on the rise.While completing his work as a top executive, Hammond will serve as a mentor to Zanik, imparting his experience in the role of general manager to help Zanik prepare to take over in spring 2018.After going a surprising 41-41 and making the playoffs two years ago, Hammond and the Bucks made a big splash in free agency by landing big man Greg Monroe. But the assumed jump in the standings never came, and the Bucks stumbled to a 33-49 finish last year and missed the postseason.Now its up to Hammond, Zanik and Kidd to reclaim the momentum of two years ago.The Associated Press contributed to this report. A.J. Green Womens Jersey . Just not the game. Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Anaheim Ducks past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night. A.J. Green Bengals Jersey . Detroit and Boston are deadlocked, 1-1, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland could be forgiven if he was caught rationalizing instead of dissecting how his club could blow a 5-1 lead late in Game 2. . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. Just for little while, it seemed the almost impossible was becoming the merely unlikely.As Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed resisted for 50 overs, it seemed England really might be able to defy India in the sort of conditions English players grow up to fear. The last 10 overs - and most of all, that last ball - were a harsh way to wake from the dream.This has been an odd game. Whatever happens on the final day - and victory for India remains highly likely - England will leave Visakhapatnam encouraged by their performance. There seems every chance that this will turn out to be that most British of things: a heartening defeat. Really, it might be the most heartening defeat for years.Why? Because theyve proved (to themselves as much as any of us watching) that they can compete in such conditions. Theyve shown that they have the character and skill to cope with losing the toss and playing against good bowlers in turning conditions. And, just as importantly, theyve shown they can claw their way back into games from unpromising situations. You could make a strong argument that they have had the best of days three and four. Its just the damage inflicted on days one and two was too deep.They have learned several useful lessons, too. They have learned, or been reminded, they cannot afford even half a bad session in such circumstances. So the loss of their first five first-innings wicket before the end of the second evening - a couple of them to somewhat soft strokes - was a setback from which they have never been allowed to recover. The footwork has to be more certain; the techniques more solid. They cannot afford a bad hour here.And, while there are no easy answers to dealing with Virat Kohli - he has looked magnificent in this series - England will reflect on the chance he offered when on 56 in the first innings and know that, had they been better organised and had a better fielder than Adil Rashid in position for the hook trap, the whole complexion of this game might have been different. It was a fleeing moment, certainly, but that may well prove to be as good an opportunity as England find in this series. If they are going to win, they have to seize such moments.They may rue the tenth-wicket stand of 42 they conceded on Sunday, too. A target of 363 in 160 overs would, perhaps, have been scarcely less daunting in practical terms. But in terms of morale? Final-wicket stands drain and dispirit like little else. While England hardly bowled a poor delivery in the first 100 minutes or so of the day, when they took six for 64, they may reflect that, just for a few minutes, they then allowed their concentration to drift and were punished for it.Generally, though, since Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes resumed on the third morning, there has been much to admire about this England performance. Stuart Broad has never bowled better in India, Rashid has never bowled better in Test cricket and, for all the praise lavished upon Indias spinners, Rashid and Moeen Ali have better bowling averages and strike rates than R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja at this stage in the series.But perhaps it was the performance of Hameed that provided most cause for encouragement. For the second Test in succession, Hameed demonstrated a calm temperament in an unhurried display that belied his 19-years. It took an almost impossible ball, one that kept horribly low, to dismiss him.These were desperately tough circummstances for Hameed. Michael Jordan Jersey. On a pitch offering turn and, most pertinently, variable bounce, he was tested in just about every way a batsman can be tested. Indias seamers examined his discomfort against the short ball and Indias spinners examined his ability to play the turning ball.His struggles against short-pitched bowlingt will have had fast bowlers around the world taking note. Whatever he achieves in the next few weeks, it is inevitable now that Hameed will be on the receiving end of many bouncers when he comes up against West Indies, South Africa and Australia. And they will almost always be directed at him on quicker, livelier tracks than this.There was talk of this potential weakness before he arrived in India. He was troubled by Surreys fast bowlers (Stuart Meaker and Mark Footitt) in the English summer and by Taskin Ahmed in Bangladesh.Here he was struck on the hand by the first delivery he faced - he later received treatment on his little finger, but the England camp played down any serious damage - after taking his eye off a fine, head-high bouncer from Mohammed Shami and took two more deliveries in the rib area. He wore a chest guard in this innings, but he may have a bruise or two for the rest of this week.But, whether he had been hit or not, he was right back in line for the next delivery. And whether hit or not, he was right forward to the next delivery as required. Theres no question of courage with Hameed, he is just learning to deal with that line of attack. The challenge confronting him might be compared to that confronting Ben Stokes and spin. Stokes overcame that challenge; how Hameed manages may well define how far he progresses in international cricket.There were, in all, nine deliveries that might reasonably be described as bouncers directed at Hameed. While his inclination seems to be to sway out of the way, he also ducked once and played the ball from in front of his face straight into the ground on other occasions. Short-leg was never in business and the two men out for the hook seemed utterly redundant. It was painful, but he survived.The manner in which he dealt with spin was even more impressive. Having been dismissed in Rajkot by Ashwin bowling around the wicket, he has resolved to watch the ball harder and be even more precise in his foot movement. He leaves the ball well outside off stump and gets further forward than most to smother the spin.While other batsmen - and not just young batsmen - might have become uncomfortable with the slow rate of scoring, Hameed looked supremely unworried. And while other batsmen might have allowed the match situation to play on their mind, Hameed seemed to enjoy the prospect of five sessions of crease occupation. Where else would he rather be?Every day, in every way (it was Hameed who was most insistent that England should utilise their review which resulted in KL Rahul being given out) he seems to be growing more comfortable with this level and the environment of the England team. This was a terrifically tough day and he came through it bruised but unbowed. It was another step forward in his development.It is for such reasons that, whatever happens on Monday, England will leave Visakhapatnam with spirits and heads high. They are learning and improving all the time. ' ' ' 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Custom Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys .?wont return to the seat of his Hendrick Motorsports car for at least another two weeks as he continues treatment for a concussion he suffered in June.Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman this weekend at Michigan International Speedway and Jeff Gordon on Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway.We know how hard Dale is working to get back, team owner Rick Hendrick said in a statement Wednesday. Hes following what the doctors are saying, to the letter, and doing exactly what he needs to do. Everyone wants to see him in a race car, but his health is first and foremost. Were behind him.Earnhardt, 41, has said his biggest issue is his gaze stability -- the ability to focus on an object at a distance while moving his head and not feeling off-balance or nauseated. Part of his rehab includes walking backward while moving his head in a dark room with disco lights, various basketball-type drills and an online 3D program that forces his eyes to work together.I dont know how long its going to take, Earnhardt said Aug. 5. As impatient as I am, I worry about everyone elses patience as well. But Im not going to go in the car until the doctors clear me.The doctors wont let me race. This is not my decision, but its the right decision and I trust what my doctors are telling me. When they say Im good to go I believe them. If they say Im healthy and I can race Im going to race.Earnhardts doctors believe he suffered a concussion June 12 at Michigan but didnt start feeling the effects until four weeks later. He is being treated by doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He visited them Wednesday.Dale looks great, Hendrick said Saturday. I had lunch with him and the road crew [last] Wednesday, and youve seen him playing basketball.Were taking extra effort with the doctors making sure hes going to be 100 percent. ... Hes coming along great, and he wants to get back in the car.Bowman, 23, ran well before being involved in an accident and finishing 26th in the July 17 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first race Earnhardt sat out because of balance and vision problems.Gordon, a four-time Sprint Cup champion, has competed in the last four races, and he said last week a previous commitment would keep him out of the seat this week at Michigan. He retired after the 2015 season and joined the Fox broadcast team, which has the first half of the Cup schedule, and had planned to come only to select races over the second half of the season.I was enjoying my summer a lot, Gordon said last week. To go from my experience [vacationing] in France and how relaxing that was to the intensity level at Indy, it was a big wakeup call for me.Every week that Im in the car, I get more comfortable, and I get in a place where I feel I can contribute more and ramp my intensity level up along with the competition. You cant just be out of it for six months and jump in and expect that to come naturally -- not for me anyway.With three races left in the regular season, Earnhardt is 21st in the standings and would need to return at Richmond and win to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Hendrick No. 88 team currently holds the last spot in the team/owners championship playoff system, the same elimination-style points system that includes the same amount of bonus money paid to the driver champion. Jawaan Taylor Jersey . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. Jawaan Taylor Youth Jersey . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night.Lionel Messi watched from the bench as Argentina opened their Copa America campaign with a 2-1 victory over Chile in Santa Clara in Group D. Messi is still struggling with a back injury suffered in the friendly clash with Honduras last month but was not needed as Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega scored early in the second half to put Argentina in control, before Jose Fuenzalida headed home a late consolation effort for Chile at Levis Stadium.Gerardo Martinos team started brightly and Nicolas Gaitan, drafted into the starting line-up in place of Messi, almost gave them a second-minute lead but he could not keep his header down and the ball drifted harmlessly over the crossbar. Argentina continued to cause the Chile defence problems and Di Maria twisted his way into the penalty box but pulled his shot wide of the target.Di Maria appealed for a penalty after another run in behind the Chile defence, but his claims were waved away and only a corner came from it. Argentinas Ever Banega (c) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Chile A flowing move saw Argentina create another great opportunity as they quickly turned defence into attack and Banegas ball into the box was cleared behind for a corner.Marcos Rojo was gifted acres of space from the resulting corner, but he failed to take advantage and sent a free header wide of the post. Argentina players celebrate Angel Di Marias goal Chile had their best opportunity of the first half after 29 minutes with great link-up play between Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal before the former saw his goalbound effort parried by Sergio Romero. Gardner Minshew II Youth Jersey. Romero again denied Sanchez from a free-kick as Chile grew in confidence.Argentina took the lead six minutes into the second half when Banega picked up the ball in midfield and played in Di Maria and the Paris Saint-Germain winger took one touch before rifling the ball past Claudio Bravo. Argentinas Lionel Messi sat out the game in California due to injury Chile hit back and Romero had to be on his toes to deny Vidal but La Albiceleste then went down the other end and doubled their lead with a goal reminiscent of the first.Di Maria turned provider this time and his ball played in Banega down the left channel and he drilled a left-footed effort into the roof of the net via a slight deflection in the 59th minute.Sergio Aguero could have killed the game off with five minutes remaining as he was left unmarked in the box but headed wide of Bravos goal.Fuenzalida pulled one back three minutes into stoppage time, heading home a free-kick, but Argentina held on for victory.In the other game in Group D on Monday, Blas Perez scored twice as Panama beat Bolivia 2-1 in Orlando. Argentina meet Panama in their next fixture in Chicago on Friday, with Chile taking on Bolivia in Foxborough earlier in the day.Watch Copa America matches live on Premier Sports ' ' ' 
VINTON, La. Ivan Provorov Jersey . -- Once he got the lead, nobody was going to catch Gunnevera, who raced to victory in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot for 2-year-olds Saturday at Delta Downs Racetrack.Ridden by three-time Eclipse Award winner Outstanding Jockey Javier Castellano, Gunnevera ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:45:15 and won by 5 3/4 lengths over Hot Sean. Gunnevera paid $7.80, $4.40 and 3.40.The race worked out perfectly for us, Castellano. When I asked him to go he went. This is a good horse who will develop. I think he will be better at the longer lengths.Gunnevera earned $600,000 and 10 points in the chase for the Kentucky Derby. The Delta Downs Jackpot is part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Series which gives points to horses in selected races and is the second-richest race for 2-year-olds in North America behind only the Breeders Cup for Juveniles.Bob Baffert trained Hot Sean ($5.40, $4.20) earned four points, and Dangerfield ($8) was third and picked up two points. J Boys Echo finished fourth and received the last point awarded.Gunnevera needed a little time to get going but was in complete control down the stretch, pulling away from the field. Trained by Antonio Sano, Gunnevera made a winner out of relative racing newcomer Peacock Racing Stables.This is a great win for us, co-owner Jaime Diaz said. He exceeded our expectations with the way he ran. We think he is going to develop into a very fine horse but we have to wait and see.For Diaz and his partners, the victory was a big step in the direction they want to take their racing team.We are one of the little guys and we are trying to get where the big guys are, Diaz said. The only way you do that is to win and to win big races.Diaz said that he will let Sano decide on what path Gunnevera will take in the future.We have a great trainer and we trust him, Diaz said. This was a big step for us but there is still a long way to go.In only her second career start Shanes Girlfriend won the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. She was ridden by Flavien Prat. Ivan Provorov Flyers Jersey . The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. Carter Hart Flyers Jersey . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. Key defender Tom McDonald has signed a two-year contract extension, opting to stay with brother Oscar at AFL club Melbourne.McDonalds future became a subject of much conjecture this season as contract talks stalled.But the Demons announced on Wednesday that Tom and Oscar McDonald had agreed on terms and would be at the club until at least the end of 2018.Its not something you stress about every day, but it does play on your mind a little bit, Tom McDonald told the club website.I really wanted to stay and get a deal done, but youve got to be realistic and aware that things can change.I wasnt talking to any other clubs or assessing any other offers, but I was just looking to stay at Melbourne.Its a really good feeling to have it all done close to the end of the season. There wasnt much time left, but we snuck it in.Tom McDonald noted the club conducted separate contract talks with him and Oscar.But weve got the same manager and it was good timing, so it was pretty special to get them done at the same time, the 23-year-old added.Once mine was almost ddone, I was told Oscars was almost done as well and then I was told that itd be nice to announce them together. Bobby Clarke Flyers Jersey. emons football manager Josh Mahoney is full of praise for Tom McDonald, who has become one of the leagues best one-on-one defenders.Tom played his 100th game a couple of weeks ago and hes played a really important role for us this year in leading a very young and developing backline, Mahoney said.Tom has developed into a very good defender and continues to improve his leadership.Both of these signings are very important ... were very happy that weve been able to come to an agreement on Oscar and Tom.Meanwhile, Richmond ruckman Shaun Hampson and forward Sam Lloyd have also signed two-year deals.Hampson and Lloyd will stay at Punt Rd Oval until at least the end of 2018.North Melbournes Kayne Turner, who was busted for drink-driving earlier this year, also recently penned a two-year contract extension. ' ' ' 
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Jeff Carter Kings Jersey . -- Reserve defensive back Darrell Miller Jr. has left Tennessees football team.Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed Millers exit Wednesday. Miller tweeted earlier in the day that I want to thank the University of Tennessee & the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play at such a prestigious program. I wish nothing but the best to my teammates and the coaching staff.Miller played five games in a reserve role at cornerback last season.The sophomore from Cedar Hill, Texas, was regarded as a consensus three-star recruit when he signed with Tennessee.---AP college website: Alex Iafallo Jersey . On Tuesday, Ottawa placed forward Cory Conacher and defenceman Joe Corvo on waivers as trade rumours swirl around the Senators. Robyn Regehr Jersey . -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday nights game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury. . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. Sarah Piampiano used to be a chain-smoking, hard-partying workaholic in charge of mergers and acquisitions at HSBC. But after a bet with a friend led to her first triathlon in 2009 and then the realization that she could be good at the sport, she left it all behind to become a professional triathlete. Now Piampiano is a multiple Ironman champion and one of the top Americans racing at the Ironman World Championships on Saturday.These days, she monitors her diet religiously to make sure shes getting enough nutrients to recover from her 40-hour training weeks. She has also had to deal with the fact that she has Hashimotos disease, which means her immune system essentially attacks her thyroid.While I knew I had Hashimotos [when I was working at HSBC], I didnt care enough to take the necessary steps from a diet standpoint, she said.She regularly skipped breakfast, snacked at her desk and ate out more often than not. Now she eats a strict, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free diet to help manage the disease, and she cooks nearly every meal at home. Early in the season, she splurges on one pint of dairy-, gluten- and soy-free ice cream per week, but she cuts that out as she prepares for big races. The rest of the time, its healthy and filling meals such as this one she shared with us.Day and time: This is a key lunch for me after a big morning training session. I typically eat it two or three times per week.Place: At home in San Rafael, CaliforniaWhat Im eating: A baked sweet potato with coconut oil, three or four eggs over easy, topped with spinach, guacamole and salsaWhose recipe: My own!Why Im eating it: I love sweet potatoes. Butch Goring Kings Jersey. I love eggs. I love all things coconut. I pretty much put avocado in some form and salsa on top of everything. Combining it all makes this salty, sweet deliciousness with a little kick.Its also a perfect lunch for refueling. The sweet potato is full of antioxidants, as well as carbs to replace glycogen levels after intense intervals. The eggs have plenty of protein for recovery, and the coconut oil and avocado provide healthy fat.The recipe:Ingredients: 1 sweet potato 3-4 organic eggs 2 tablespoons guacamole (or 1/2 an avocado) 1-2 cups of spinach Salsa Coconut oil (could use olive oil instead)Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With a fork or knife, pierce the sweet potato skin around the potato to create holes for steam to escape. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.Remove sweet potato from oven, cut down the center and put 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil on the potato. Set aside, and let cool 4-5 minutes.In a large, nonstick pan, heat coconut oil. Crack 3-4 organic eggs into the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.In a small pan, lightly sauté 1-2 cups of spinach until just wilted. Remove eggs from the pan and place over the potato. Put the sautéed spinach on top, and top off with avocado (or guacamole) and salsa. Enjoy! ' ' ' 
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