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Kevin Nolan will be sacked as Leyton Orient player-manager on Wednesday, according to Sky sources. Cheap Suns Jerseys . Saturdays defeat to Barnet in Nolans 15th game in charge left Orient two points outside League Twos play-off places after a run of one point from four matches.The former Bolton and West Ham captain apologised to the clubs supporters afterwards and said he would keep working to improve results. But it is understood he will be denied that opportunity, with operations manager Vito Miceli and goalkeeping coach Rob Gagliardi set to take temporary charge.Nolan, who succeeded Ian Hendon in January, will reject the chance to stay on as a player and will instead sever all ties with Orient.The 33-year-old is 3/1 with Sky Bet to be the next boss of Bolton, who are in the process of interviewing candidates following Neil Lennons departure and a recent takeover fronted by Nolans former team-mate Dean Holdsworth.Current Southend manager Phil Brown, who was Sam Allardyces assistant at Bolton, heads the market. Also See: Orient video Orient fixtures Orient stats Bet £5 Get £20 Free Wholesale Suns Jerseys . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. Cheap Suns Jerseys Authentic . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. . 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. BELFAST -- Ronnie OSullivan came through a rare showdown with Jimmy White to book his place in the third round of the Northern Ireland Open.The 54-year-old White, who has slipped to 108 in the world rankings, was facing OSullivan in the final stages of a ranking event for the first time in six years.Veteran White hinted at an upset by taking a scrappy opening frame before OSullivan hit back with a 141 clearance to level the scores.With both players struggling to find top form OSullivan added two more frames before wrapping up a 4-1 victory with a break of 95.Earlier, John Higgins scored the eighth 147 break of his career as he also booked his place in round three in Belfast.The 41-year-old achieved the feat in the final frame of his 4-1 win over Sam Craigie, setting up the maximum with a brilliant cross-double on the final red. Cheap Swingman Suns Jerseys. Higgins is looking to claim his third consecutive ranking event title after recent wins at the China Championship and last weeks Champion of Champions event in Coventry.He is the fifth player to hit a 147 on the tour so far this year after Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Stephen Maguire, Shaun Murphy and Alfie Burden.Mark Allen, Kyren Wilson and Barry Hawkins were among the other winners on Wednesday, but world semi-finalist Alan McManus was beaten 4-0 by world number 93 Sanderson Lam. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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IRVING, Texas -- The Bedlam rivalry between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State is moving to its earliest date in more than a decade as the Big 12 tries to avoid a quick rematch in the return of its championship game in 2017. Cheap Celtics Jerseys Authentic .The Sooners and Cowboys will play on Nov. 4 next season after the rivalry was held at or near the end of the regular season every year since 2005.This year, they would have played in consecutive weeks under the format that will be adopted in 2017, when a championship game returns despite the leagues round-robin schedule . Oklahoma and Oklahoma State finished 1-2 last season as well.The title game will be held for the first time since 2010, the last season before conference realignment left the league with 10 teams and no divisions. It will be held Dec. 2 at the home of the NFLs Dallas Cowboys.The Big 12 opted not to split into divisions after deciding against expansion while still adding the title game, leaving no way to guarantee that the top two teams wont play in consecutive weeks at the end of the regular season.The return of the championship game also means no byes after Oct. 7, with the league losing its extra week to play regular-season games. The first full schedule on Oct. 14 is highlighted by the Red River rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas.Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will both be at home on the final weekend of the regular season. 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Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. A look at whats happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:---WASHINGTON DAY SALEChicago White Sox ace Chris Sale could have a new place to pitch real soon, and it might be the ballpark right across the Potomac River. The NL East champion Washington Nationals are trying hard to close a deal for the 27-year-old lefty.THE SCHWARBER SITUATIONKyle Schwarber was a huge hit in the World Series, returning from a severe knee injury that cost him nearly the entire regular season and then batting .412 as the Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland.Now, will the converted catcher hurt in an outfield collision ever catch again?There is no question that he will want to do it and can do it, general manager Jed Hoyer told reporters Monday. We just havent had any discussions on how heavy a workload we put on him in that regard.Known way more for his bat than glove, the 23-year-old Schwarber projects to be the Cubs left fielder next season. 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ANNAPOLIS, Md. Cheap Tigers Jerseys China . -- Kam Williams scored 23 points to lead Ohio State past Navy 78-68 in the nightcap of the Veterans Classic on Friday.Keita Bates-Diop had 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Trevor Thompson added 11 points for the Buckeyes, who shot 27 of 47 (57.4 percent) from the field.Ohio State (1-0) has all five starters back from last season and that experience was vital against the Midshipmen.I was very pleased with how we finished the game out, Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. Obviously, 17 turnovers is unacceptable in terms of guys trying to catch with one hand, and a little one-handed pass here and there. Its little things we have to get corrected.Navy (0-1) tied the game, 35-35, on a dunk by Aaron Briggs with 18:20 left. From there, Ohio State gradually pulled away and a layup by Trevor Thompson, who scored 11 points, provided the first double-digit lead, 47-37, midway through the second half.It was the first-game jitters, but in the second half we picked it up, Bates-Diop said. Obviously, that is how we need to play all year, with that energy.The Buckeyes picked up the pace and consecutive dunks by JaeSean Tate and Marc Loving boosted the margin to 12 with 10:50 left. The Midshipmen did not threaten the rest of the way.Loving, an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season, finished with 13 pointsHasan Abdullah scored 22 points in his first career start for Navy.I feel like my teammates kept my confidence up, said Abdullah, who was hampered by a hip injury last season. Thats really why I played the way I did. I just felt so comfortable on the floor with my teammates. They found me and I made open shots.BIG PICTUREOhio State: The Buckeyes had to work for its shots and got an overall solid test against a fundamentally sound Navy team. These types of games should get Ohio State battle-tested for the Big Ten, which has five teams in the top 25.Navy: The Midshipmen are picked to finish eighth in the Patriot League and will have to perform much better from the free-throw line if it wants to prove the pundit wrong. Navy was just 14 of 24 from the line against Ohio State.UP NEXTOhio State: The Buckeyes open their home schedule Monday against North Carolina Central before hosting a showdown against Providence two days later.Navy: The Midshipmen get their second consecutive home game Sunday against Washington College, a DIII school based in nearby Chestertown, Md. Cheap Tigers Jerseys Authentic . With their top three point guards and Kobe Bryant all sidelined by injury, the Lakers signed Marshall out of the D-League on Friday before their home game against Minnesota. Wholesale Tigers Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. LAS VEGAS -- The Seattle Seahawks are the No. 1 team in ESPN Chalks NFL Vegas Rankings entering the regular season, but with an asterisk.The New England Patriots are the 6-1 Super Bowl favorites at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, but quarterback?Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games of the season. Well adjust New Englands power rating when Brady returns. For now, the Patriots are tied for the No. 6 spot with the Cincinnati Bengals.Our rankings arent too far off from the Westgate Super Bowl futures, so weve added those to the accompanying chart as another way to rank the teams.Lets take a look at all 32 teams, and then well do what we do every week and try to find value in the current points spreads.Note: The NFL Vegas Rankings are compiled by taking the average of the power ratings of ESPN Chalk handicappers, including Errin Rynning, yours truly and ESPNs Football Power Index, and are used to compare two teams as if they were to meet on a neutral field (after which most teams get 2. Cheap MLB Jerseys. 5 points for home-field advantage) and can be used to compare to the current point spread.1. Seattle Seahawks (27)If not for falling behind 31-0 to the Panthers in the divisional round (a game Seattle eventually lost 31-24), we could be talking about a dynasty. Even with the retirement of running back Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks have the most balanced roster in the league. There are some concerns about the offensive lines ability to protect the passer, but elusive quarterback?Russell Wilson can turn those breakdowns into big plays. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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The rest werent shabby either, with Greg Holland topping out at 97 and Grant Balfour at 95. Matt Moore, Steve Delabar and Joe Nathan all reached 94, Brett Cecil 93 and Felix Hernandez 92, throwing sinkers on nine of 13 pitches. Mariano Rivera threw 16 pitches, all cutters ranging from 89-91, in a perfect eighth remembered for his introduction, when the other All-Stars left the field to him alone during a 1 1-2 minute ovation. The NL managed three hits and one walk for four baserunners in all. And these werent just any batters, but All-Star sluggers with shining colored spikes and enough honours to fill two dozen trophy dens. "Its not fun," said David Wright of the host New York Mets. "You think of the broad spectrum of being an All-Star and it gets you excited. And then when you get down to the nitty-gritty and you look in there and youve got to face those pitchers, its like, OK, maybe this isnt as fun as I thought it was going to be. 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"I didnt want to come out; I just wanted to keep pitching," said Chain, who lowered his road ERA to 1.78. "It hit me good, but just I moved my hand and it felt fine. "I really wanted to give the team seven or eight innings at least, so I was trying to do my job and help my bullpen, also. It was nice I was able to do that." Colorados Troy Tulowitzki had a solo homer and an RBI single, and Todd Helton had a two-run single 16 years to the day after making his major-league debut in the same city. The Rockies were coming off being outscored 40-13 by Atlanta in a four-game sweep at Turner Field. They won despite their lineup missing two of their best hitters for the second consecutive game -- Michael Cuddyer is away on a family emergency and Carlos Gonzalez did not enter the game until in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement after aggravating a sprained right middle finger on Wednesday night. After Fridays game, Gonzalez expressed doubt hed be ready to return to the lineup by Saturday but was encouraged it could happen Sunday. Neil Walker had two doubles for the Pirates (65-44), who came in with the best record in the majors. Pittsburgh has been outscored 17-2 in losing its past two after taking over the best record in the NL with four straight wins over the St. Louis Cardinals this week. The Pirates scored in the ninth with consecutive one-out doubles by Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez off temporary closer Rex Brothers. But Russell Martin flied out to deep centre and pinch-hitter Gaby Sanchez lined out to right to end it, earning Brothers his eighth save in nine opportunities. "The scoreboard dictated the situation and what I was throwing," Brothers said. "We had a three-run lead so I threw a lot of fastballs so they could put it in plaay. Cheap Suns Jerseys. ." Pirates rookie Gerrit Cole (5-5) needed 102 pitches to make it through 5 1-3 innings, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Cole dropped to 1-5 since winning his first four major league starts. "He came out of the chute good -- then at times it seemed that he couldnt put away the hitters because all the foul balls extended innings," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "He ran a lot of deeper counts that extended his pitch count. He didnt allow much damage to be done, though." Chacin is 7-2 with a 2.24 ERA since June 11 -- the same day as Coles debut. Chacin retired the final 14 he faced -- the last nine coming after Martes line drive deflected off his forearm to shortstop Tulowitzki, who threw to first to complete the putout. Chacin grimaced and shook his arm, but appeared to tell catcher Wilin Rosario, manager Walt Weiss and a member of the training staff that he was fine. Chacin retreated from the dugout into the tunnel after the inning ended but returned for the bottom of the sixth following a lengthy wait because his team sent eight men to the plate and scored three runs in the top half. "That thing hit him square, and I thought he might be done," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "And he goes out there and gives us three more innings. Really an impressive showing. "This year, we gave him the responsibility of being a top-of-the-rotation guy, and hes taken it and hes run with it." NOTES: Before the game, the Pirates swapped out a pair of relievers when they reinstated RHP Jared Hughes from the disabled list and optioned RHP Vic Black to Triple-A Indianapolis. ... The paid attendance of 37,487 was the 10th sellout at PNC Park this season ... This was the seasons first meeting between the teams; each has now played every NL team. ... 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My values and beliefs do not match that image.The post went up after the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and before the killing of five Dallas police officers Thursday night.Stephen Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmens Association, also was critical of Crowell, telling TMZ Sports that the players store-bought apology was inadequate.Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams said that Crowell apologized to him in a call Tuesday, and that Crowell said he was caught up in the emotion of last week.Crowell wrote that he was outraged and upset by the killing of Sterling and Castile, and outraged and saddened by the killing of the five Dallas police officers. He called last week an emotional and difficult week, but said his post was wrong.We have to be better as a society, Crowell said. Its not about color, its about whats right and wrong. I was very wrong in posting that image. 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You saw there it took a tip-in goal to kind of open the floodgates a little bit.Luongo was arguably the best player on the ice making 32 saves on 36 shots, and he was on the wrong end of some mistakes by an injury-riddled Panthers lineup. There wasnt much he could do on Oshies first goal that came on a 2-on-1, or on Ovechkins when the superstar made a textbook deflection of Brooks Orpiks shot.Oshies second goal and Ellers -- which came with the Danish ambassador witnessing his first hockey game -- were flashier. But the Capitals dont care how they score as long as they get the job done.We have to have traffic in front, said Ovechkin, who had an assist to go along with his seventh goal of the season. If youre going to put big body in front of the net, its one more chance to put it in on a deflection or hes not going to see it.Luongo stopped just about everything he could see. He robbed Ovechkin from his spot on the power play, got his right pad on Marcus Johanssons effort from the edge of the crease and made such an impressive glove save on a rebound attempt by Nicklas Backstrom that he held the puck in the air like an outfielder showing he snared a line drive.The 37-year-old earned plenty of kudos from Capitals players, and his coach didnt blame him at all when Floridas 2-1 lead became a 4-2 deficit in a 4:45 stretch.Second period he probably made five unbelievable saves to keep it cclose, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. Cheap Astros Jerseys. We made some dumb mistakes. We opened up the ice for them. Theyre a team thats going to capitalize on your mistakes.Jared McCann scored his first goal with Florida after an offseason trade from Vancouver, and Reilly Smith had a power-play goal as the Panthers led early in the third period. But without ageless right winger Jaromir Jagr, who left with a groin injury, and many other key players, they couldnt handle the Capitals onslaught.Things were looking good for our hockey team, and then we fell apart again, said Gallant, whose team has lost seven of 10. It was a matter of time before theyre coming back the way we were playing.After a strong second period gave way to blowing a three-goal lead Thursday against Winnipeg, the Capitals didnt let up after an 18-4 second-period shot advantage Saturday. They got better as the game went on, and the results followed.We play with confidence, Ovechkin said. We understand we cant let different teams play their way. We have to manage our speed, we have to manage our game and we have to dictate the scenario.Game notes Gallant said Jagr felt a cramp in his groin during the first period and was too sore to return. He said the injury didnt seem too serious and called the 44-year-old day to day. ... Washington starter Braden Holtby stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced. ... Capitals 1990 playoff hero John Druce dropped the puck for a ceremonial faceoff on Hockey Fights Cancer night. Druces daughter Courtney died from cancer over the summer after being diagnosed with the disease five times since 2014.UP NEXTPanthers: Return home from their one-game road trip to face their in-state-rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, on Monday night.Capitals: Host the defending Western Conference-champion San Jose Sharks on election night in the nations capital Tuesday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
England take on Sri Lanka at Headingley in the first Test of the three-match Investec series, at the start of a summer that could end with them holding all nine Test trophies. Wholesale Pirates Jerseys . After victory in South Africa over the winter, Alastair Cooks men possess seven and can complete the set with series wins over Sri Lanka and Pakistan on home soil.However, while England head into the series as favourites against a young Sri Lankan team, they will be wary of the threat posed by the tourists.Indeed, on their most recent tour of England, Sri Lanka emerged victorious after earning a draw at Lords and claiming a dramatic win at Headingley.Team newsSteven Finn has been given the nod to start ahead of the uncapped Jake Ball, Cook confirmed.Steven Finn is going to play, the England skipper said. Hes been outstanding when hes been fit for us. I think everyone kind of knew that.There will though be a Test debut for James Vince. The Hampshire batsman, who has featured for England in limited overs cricket during the winter, is expected to slot in at five, replacing the recently-retired James Taylor. Dhammika Prasad will miss the first Test with a shoulder injury Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will be without seamer Dhammika Prasad at Headingley after he was ruled out with a shoulder injury sustained in their warm-up game at Essex.The 32-year-old will not miss the whole series though and is expected to be fit to return for the second Test at Chester-le-Street.While the team has been shorn of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara since their last visit, Sri Lanka will be pleased by the form of Kusal Mendis in their warm-up games and Dimuth Karunaratne should also arrive in Leeds in confident mood after a century against Leicestershire last week.Form Will England start their Test Match summer with a win over Sri Lanka? Watch all the action live on Sky Sports from Thursday at 10am Since defeat to Sri Lanka in 2014, England have lost just one of their last six Test series in a run that includes victories over India, South Africa and Australia.Their one defeat came against Pakistan in the UAE last autumn but was swiftly followed by the aforementioned triumph in South Africa, ensuring England head into the opener full of confidence.By contrast, Sri Lanka have played seven Test series since overcoming England two years ago, losing five. Home victories over Pakistan, in 2014, and the West Indies last year are their only successes and they come into the series on the back of a 2-0 whitewash in New Zealand.Watch England take on Sri Lanka in the first Test at Headingley from 10am on Thursday, live on Sky Sports 2. You can also keep up-to-date with all the action by following our live blog on and catch highlights and The Verdict on Sky Sports after each days play. Cheap MLB Jerseys . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. Cheap Pirates Jerseys Authentic . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Hunter Rhodes and Jordan Ashton came off the bench to combine 35 points, and Northern Iowa set a school record with 20 3-pointers in an 86-58 win over South Dakota State on Wednesday night.Rhodes, a transfer from Iowa State, hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range for 20 points and Ashton, a junior college transfer, was 5 of 8 with three 3s for 15 points, both career-highs at Northern Iowa (4-4), which snapped a four-game losing streak.Jeremy Morgan added 17 points, making five 3s as Northern Iowa went 20 of 37 behind the arc.. Cheap Pirates Jerseys China. He had five from distance in the first half as the Panthers were 13 of 23 behind the arc and shot 55 percent to lead 49-25. He finished with eight rebounds. UNI had 21 assists on 28 baskets.Reed Tellinghuisen had 16 points with four 3s and Mike Daum had 15 points for the Jackrabbits (4-7).Northern Iowa never shot better than 37.9 percent in its four losses but finished at 52 percent for the game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
Pep Guardiolas Manchester City revolution is under way but is Athletic Bilbaos Aymeric Laporte the answer to their defensive woes? The French defender looks a good fit, writes Nick Wright. Wholesale Mariners Jerseys . Pep Guardiola counts Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa as one of his biggest influences, so perhaps it is not surprising that he shares his idols admiration for Aymeric Laporte. The French centre-back was schooled by Bielsa as a teenager at Athletic Bilbao, and Guardiola is eager to continue his education at Manchester City next season.The new City boss has already made his first signing in midfielder Ilkay Gundogan - and another Borussia Dortmund player, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, could soon follow, according to Sky sources - but Guardiola has identified central defence as Citys most pressing area in need of attention. Last season, they conceded more Premier League goals (41) than in any of the previous five, with Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala struggling to meet expectations and Vincent Kompany repeatedly falling victim to injuries.Major changes are required, and while Sky sources say Evertons John Stones is also on the wanted list, Laporte appears to be the priority for Guardiola. Citys sporting director Txiki Bergiristain has already flown to Bilbao to discuss the deal with Athletic, and reports in Spain have suggested City are willing to pay his £39m buy-out clause. Laporte on City rumours Aymeric Laporte denied in May that he had agreed to join City but Sky sources confirm he is a target It is a huge sum for a 21-year-old still recovering from a broken leg suffered playing for Frances U21s in March, but he is due to return in August and the feeling in Spain is that he is worth the investment. Laporte has developed a burgeoning reputation over the course of four seasons in Athletics first team and has already amassed over 100 La Liga appearances despite his tender age.Basque journalist Endika Río has followed his progress from the start. He is a central defender with the profile that Pep Guardiola likes, he tells Sky Sports. Hes strong, tall and powerful but what characterises him most is playing out from the back. He makes the central midfielders jobs easier. He has good distribution and he has quality with the ball at his feet. Watch some of Aymeric Laportes best moments for Athletic Bilbao That technical ability is invaluable to Guardiola, whose attacking philosophy requires modern, ball-playing centre-backs who can build quickly and fluently from the back. The role was fulfilled by Gerard Pique at Barcelona and David Alaba at Bayern Munich, and Laporte, it seems, will be the man for the job at Manchester City.A money-spinning transfer to the Etihad would cap a rapid rise for Laporte, who was only 18 when Bielsa promoted him to Athletic Bilbaos first team in November 2012. It was quite a difficult year for Athletic, recalls Río. Javi Martinez had left and they were having trouble renewing Fernando Amorebietas contract, so Bielsa promoted Laporte even though he had hardly played for the reserves. A City ready for Pep The appetite for Pep Guardiola in Manchester will be greater than it ever was in Munich. Laporte was thrust into the heart of a struggling side, but the 6ft 2ins teenager swiftly established himself as a regular starter in central defence. Bielsa saw characteristics in him that fit with his style of football, says Río. He soon filled the gap left by Amorebieta. He was a boom.Bielsa loved Laporte - I dont remember a single fault I could tell you about, he said in 2015 - and he made 17 appearances before the 60-year-old was replaced by Ernesto Valverde in the summer of 2013. Bielsas gruelling training methods had taken a heavy toll as Athletic finished 12th in 2012/13 but the squad were reinvigorated by Valverde. Laporte, in particular, went from strength to strength. Laporte battles for the ball with Barcelonas Luis Suarez and Marc Bartra Laportes second year in the first team was Valverdes first in charge, says Río. The team finished fourth in La Liga and qualified for the Champions League. Laporte was part of the spine of the team and became the líder of the defence. He was still 19 but no one disputed it despite his age. Bit by bit, he has improved a lot in very little time.Laporte has come out on top in duels with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since breaking into the Athletic team. He helped them reach the final of last years Copa del Rey and played every minute of their historic 5-1 aggregate win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup in August. Laporte is a great player with every quality. I don’t remember a single fault that I could tell you about. He’s fast, he has character, he is competitive, he has very good technique and he is very intelligent. Marcelo Bielsa on Aymeric Laporte in 2015 Laporte is an accomplished one-on-one defender who doesnt shy away from physical challenges, but he prefers to rely on his fine reading of the game and intelligent positioning rather than gung-ho tackling. He has an excellent range of passing and averages more per game than any other Athletic player with the exception of central midfielder Beñat, while he is also a goal threat, having scored five times this season alone before he was injured in March.As for weaknesses, there is little to cause alarm. In some games you can still see his youth and inexperience, says Río. There have been some errors and he has been sent off for inexperienced fouls, but with time he has got better. You can see that he learns very fast for a player so young, and its not surprising that some of the biggest clubs in Europe want him. Laporte in action for Athletic Bilbao against Espanyol Like Bielsa before him, Valverde is a huge admirer. Hes young and he has to improve some things but hes already the real deal, he said in October. He is a player who is mature, despite his youth. On the pitch you see that because he takes responsibility for his position. Experience is always important, but if you already have that experience when you are 22, then imagine…Laportes rare combination of technical ability, physical prowess and youthful experience has thrust him to the forefront of Manchester Citys plans. Their defensive problems have been costly this season, but as they prepare to usher in a new era at the Etihad Stadium, Bielsas pupil looks ready to make his next step up with Guardiola. Also See: City in talks for Aubameyang City expect players to leave Cheap MLB Jerseys .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Cheap Mariners Jerseys Authentic . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. Forward Eduardo gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side looked comfortable in the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield. .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. There have been a number of great hockey teams from outside of North America. The 2006 Turin Olympic champions from Sweden had a Vezina winner, seven Stanley Cup winners, a Norris winner, three Art Ross winners and a Calder winner. The gold medal-winning Czech Republic team at the 1998 Nagano Olympics had two of the greatest players of the era in Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hasek.With the World Cup of Hockey upon us, its a good time to examine the question of which international team was the best in history. Theres really only one answer: the 1980 Soviet Union team.To be fair, it could be any of the Big Red Machines teams between 1972 and 1984 because there was so little roster turnover, but the 1980 team melded the dominant teams of the 1970s with what would become the dominant teams of the 80s.The 1980 Soviet squad still had the Valeri Kharlamov-Vladimir Petrov-Boris Mikhailov line and other 70s stalwarts such as Helmuts Balderis and Alexander Maltsev. The team also featured Vladimir Krutov, Sergei Makarov, Slava Fetisov and Alexei Kasatonov when they were in their early 20s. And the legendary Vladislav Tretiak was in goal.They were close to unbeatable. In fact, it took a miracle to beat them.Al Michaels could not have summed it up better with Do you believe in miracles? New Jersey Devils GM Ray Shero told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2014, referring to the United States stunning Miracle on Ice upset of the Soviets in the Lake Placid Olympics. That was absolutely, positively a miracle. Thats what made it so special. Because the Russians were that good.How good? In February 1979, they faced an NHL All-Star team that featured an astounding 20 future Hall of Famers in a three-game series. The Soviets won two of the matchups, including Game 3 at Madison Square Garden in a 6-0 rout.In Eric Zweigs book, Twenty Greatest Hockey Goals, Fetisov said the 1980 team was probably the best team ever put together in the Soviet Union. We never thought of losing, never thought it could happen. Thats why they call it a miracle.The NHLers were the only ones really able to put up a fight. For example, the Finns played 66 games against their eastern neighbor between Jan. 1, 1970, and Dec. 31, 1980. They won two times and tied once.They dominated the game, said Juhani Tamminen, a former Team Finland captain who played in the WHA. Its almost not even up to discussion. In their time, they were superior to everybody else.The Finns had access to Russia, and several coaches made study trips to Moscow. They came back with the same shocking realization.They practiced aand trained around 1,200 hours a year, said Alpo Suhonen, former Team Finland head coach and the first NHL head coach from Europe. Cheap Seattle Mariners Jerseys. In Finland, we practiced about a third of that, and the Swedes were about 100 hours ahead of us.They skated three times a day, perfecting both their individual skills and their teamwork. They had their set five-man units so everybody knew what the others were doing.While the Soviet players were thought of as robots because of their advanced tic-tac-toe plays and lack of wild goal celebrations, Suhonen said the foundation laid by Russian hockey coaching pioneer Anatoli Tarasov was based on creativity and getting the puck into an empty space.The thing that Viktor Tikhonov added when he became the head coach was military discipline, Suhonen said of the coach who took over the Soviet national team in 1977.Tarasov, known as the father of Russian hockey, had to be creative when launching the Soviet system after World War II. He looked to the arts -- theater and ballet, for example -- and to other sports, such as a game played on ice called bandy, to create a unique style.They arrived in the international stage with a completely new way of playing hockey, which changed the sport, said Leif Boork, head coach of the Swedish team that reached the Canada Cup final in 1984. And, as Tarasov liked to say, a copy is never as good as the original.In the Soviet Union, it was also easy to draft the right players to the Red Army team -- draft being the operative word -- that was the core of the national team.They were together for 11 months of the year, Boork said, and I remember seeing the players rush out of the Luzhniki Palace of Sports, the famous hockey arena in Moscow, and into the park just outside to meet with their family and friends quickly because it was time to leave again.Hakan Sodergren, a former Team Sweden forward, estimated that the Soviets were a generation more developed than the competition.They were so far ahead of us both physically and medically, he said. They were skilled, strong. They were individually excellent and played together as a team. And they had a great goalie in Vladislav Tretiak.In short, the Soviet way consisted of pooling the best talent into one team, practicing three times as much as the nearest competitor and working year-round.They were the best team, even at the 1980 Olympics, Tamminen said. They just happened to lose at the wrong time.It happens. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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