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von chenwen121314 02.03.2019 10:55

Test cricket is a difficult place; you fight and fight session after session, but then you happen upon days like the fourth day in Indore when everything begins to seem easy. Cheap Yeezys Real . Its like enjoying that last stretch of the marathon when you know nobody is going to chase you down. You can relax, you can let your thoughts wander, you can contemplate what you are about to achieve, think of all the training and the hard work, plan your celebrations. On Tuesday in Indore, as New Zealand finally gave in, India got to enjoy that home stretch where everything went to plan. They didnt even have to keep at those plans for long. That, though, began later in the day.When you take a 258-run first-innings lead and bat again primarily to let the pitch deteriorate more, it can make for two-three sessions of cricket where you can look away, read the newspapers and wait for the declaration. Teams stronger than New Zealand have played the waiting-for-declaration game because there is no motivation left for them, but the morning session featured one final push from New Zealand. There were soiled shirts from desperate dives, direct hits, fielders running in from long-on and deep midwicket to back up throws. New Zealand were not going to roll over and die, they were not going to let India race away to a declaration. Every economical over would mean less time to survive, though it was anyway going to be a massive ask whenever they were going to begin batting one last time.It wasnt quite a lark in the park for Indias batsmen. There was one man with an injured shoulder, just given a career lifeline through injuries to two other openers. There was no way he was going to stroll through this. The next Test is almost a month away; the other openers are liable to regain fitness, so Gautam Gambhir had this last chance to press a claim. There was another man who has suffered because, of late, he has not converted his struggles on the teams behalf into big innings for himself. Cheteshwar Pujara wanted a century after having failed to convert ten scores of over 20 and six over 40 into hundreds.The New Zealand resistance had to break at some point. Having retired hurt on day three, Gambhir came back to get himself a fifty to go with his 29 in the first innings. Pujara showed power and deft touches to finally get to his hundred. Virat Kohli, the captain who might have put him under pressure earlier, duly waited for him to get to that landmark and declared immediately after. It wasnt all easy, as Pujaras soiled shirt, from dives to make his crease for the runs he wouldnt always take, showed.Then, given 45 overs plus a day to survive, New Zealand finally parted ways with their spirit. Suddenly, it all became too easy. Every plan India might have made in the lead-up to the series or on the fly began to work as if to provide them a highlights reel.All series, Indias quicks have gone around the wicket to try to trap Tom Latham lbw, falling over and on the crease. All series, Latham has proved a hard nut to crack, the only New Zealand batsman to reach 50 in each of the Tests. Mohammed Shami is the man to execute this plan as he did it in Kolkata, but here, Umesh Yadav did it, only more emphatically. Latham just missed a straight ball on the angle.Kane Williamson resumed one final duel with R Ashwin just before the tea break. Ashwin has left the cut open for him, getting him bowled twice when he has tried to play that shot. This time, he opted for a silly point, which meant he had one man fewer on the leg side, only five now. Williamson hit him for two boundaries there. Ashwin came back after tea with the original plan, just the slip, cover and mid-off, reinforcing the leg side, taking away the freedom Williamson had exercised earlier. Soon enough, he went back, played circumspectly and was out lbw. Out to Ashwin all four times he has batted, all four times off the back foot.Ross Taylor came out hitting like he had nothing to lose. He hadnt. He played some excellent shots that might have put India on the back foot if they werent so far ahead. You wondered if it would have made any difference if Taylor had played so freely with the games in balance. Then again, would he have been able to enjoy this freedom, which nothing to lose brings, when the games are actually in the balance?Taylor used his feet well, drove gracefully, picked gaps, but then a small field change brought about his dismissal. He had just driven a full Ashwin offbreak through cover for four. Ashwin packed that area. One ball later, Taylor chose to hit into the leg side, and was bowled when sweeping. Ashwins farewell celebration suggested it had been too easy.Martin Guptill has had a wretched series. Not being the most comfortable batsman against spin, he didnt need the added misfortune of getting out caught because his boot lobbed the ball up, bowled off his elbow, and run out by the bowlers unintended deflection on to the stumps at the non-strikers end when he had actually batted well to score a half-century. He resisted for 60 balls here, but fell to the old Ravindra Jadeja strategy: bowl at the stumps, let some turn, let some go straight on. Guptill lbw to the straighter one.By now, the word had spread in Indore that India could wrap the match up on the fourth day itself. The smallest crowd of the Test soon swelled into a rambunctious appeal and celebration almost every ball. Catches began to fly exactly where fielders were placed. The only ball that stayed low hit the stumps too. New Zealands batsmen, after all their desperate fight, started playing crazy shots. Ashwin and Kohli began to work the crowd. This was the time to savour all the hard work. To plan your dash towards the stumps you want as souvenirs as soon as the last wicket falls. One home Test series down, three to go. Discount Yeezy Shop . The FA rejected Wilsheres appeal that the length of his punishment was "clearly excessive" and said Thursday his suspension begins with immediate effect. He will miss league matches against Chelsea on Monday and West Ham on Dec. Wholesale Yeezy Boost . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota has ruled out quarterback Mitch Leidner for Saturdays game at Maryland because of a concussion.The depth chart for the week released by the team on Tuesday listed junior Conor Rhoda as the starter and sophomore Demry Croft as the backup. Leidner didnt show symptoms until after the game last week, coach Tracy Claeys said, when the Gophers offense struggled through a 14-7 loss to Iowa.Hes on the concussion protocol, so whenever he gets through that, then hell be cleared to play, Claeys said, adding: I dont want him to play until hes healthy, and Ill rely on doctors to tell me that.Leidner completed only 13 of 33 passes for 166 yards, with two interceptions against the Hawkeyes. Wide receiver Rashad Still and defensive end Taiyon Devers were listed as out on the depth chart a week ago, and both of them were able to play by Saturday. Concussions are unpredictable, though, and Claeys didnt express any optimism that the fifth-year senior would progress in time to face the Terrapins.Wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky was already touting Rhodas attitude and ability while preparing for the new look.Obviously were going to miss Mitch out there, but hell still be at practice, coaching Rhoda up, getting with him as well. Were just going to take it with a grain of salt and go, Wolitarsky said, adding: Just to see the amount of work hes put in, and the amount of taalent he came in with that hes really crafted, its amazing. Authentic Yeezy Outlet. hoda joined the program as a walk-on from Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, just a few miles east of campus. His only action this season came in the fourth quarter of Minnesotas 58-28 win over Indiana State, and he has attempted just two passes in his college career.Its going take us a couple days in practice to figure out the game plan and fitting it into what he does best, Claeys said.Claeys said the Gophers would prefer to use a redshirt season for Croft, who played a bit in relief of Leidner as a freshman. Leidner played through a painful left foot injury last year that required surgery, but he has started 27 straight games at quarterback for the Gophers since sitting out Sept. 20, 2014, against San Jose State.Theres other leaders on that offense, said linebacker Nick Rallis. Its nothing to worry about. Thats what we got a team for, you know?The matchup between Minnesota (3-2, 0-2) and Maryland (4-1, 1-1) is the first regular-season game between them. The Gophers will also be without senior right tackle Jonah Pirsig, who has a high sprain of his left ankle and will miss two to three weeks.---Online:AP college football website: ' ' '

von chenwen121314 02.03.2019 10:50

This story appears in ESPN The Magazines October 17 Great Debates Issue. New Balance Outlet España . Subscribe today!He went by Billy at his first NFL job.It was 1975. He was 23, a failed college football lineman, and the Baltimore Colts agreed to hire Billy Belichick as a glorified gofer. Since then, he has been called just about everything in the book. At his next stops, in Detroit and Denver, Belichicks mental mastery of the game -- and brash approach -- earned him the labels Boy Genius and Punk. In New York, Bill Parcells nicknamed him Doom and Gloom, mocking him for his abrasive demeanor and reluctant, monotone delivery. In the 1990s, he was known as a lame duck at the end of a few mostly miserable years in Cleveland. And in 1999, after serving as Jets coach for less than a day, he referred to himself as HC of the NYJ on a handwritten resignation note.During the past 16-plus seasons in New England, he has won 13 division titles -- including a record seven in a row -- 23 post- season wins (most by an NFL head coach), six AFC championship games and four Super Bowls. These days, people call him Genius, Misanthrope and even Hoodie. After Spygate, Hall of Fame coach Don Shula tagged him Beli-cheat. To his friends, he is often just A--hole, which, tellingly, Belichick considers a term of endearment.But after all this time, and all these attempts to label him, does anyone really know Bill Belichick? ESPNs NFL Nation and The Mag teamed up to crack the greatest enigma in sports. The resulting interviews, with coaches, players and other associates, provide the definitive character study, covering Belichicks genius, failures, partnership with Tom Brady, the pathologies around his controversies and the ultimate debate about his legacy.Seeds of GeniusBill Belichick was a coaching vagabond before he could walk. Soon after Bills birth, in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 16, 1952, his father, Steve, was fired, along with the rest of the Vanderbilt football staff. It was a harsh lesson about the fleeting nature of the profession and one that has remained with Bill his entire life, according to the late author and his longtime friend David Halberstam.After a two-year stop at North Carolina, where the coaching staff was again fired, Steve eventually enjoyed a long and renowned career as a scout and professor at the Naval Academy. Bills mom, Jeannette, was also a teacher and by all accounts a lovely, loquacious woman who spoke seven languages and enjoyed a lifetime subscription to The New Yorker. It was in Annapolis where, after recognizing his sons physical limitations (the scouting term he used to describe Billy was heavy ankles), Steve began teaching him how to apply his considerable intellect to football. Hed carry those lessons to Wesleyan University, where he played football, lacrosse and squash and majored in economics.Phil Savage (Browns Assistant, Scout, 1991-95): His dad would take Bill to work when Bill was 9 or 10. Things would get busy and Bill would end up in a room or a closet by himself with a projector and a stack of film, and its like, Son, take these tapes and tell me how many times they ran split back. And Bill just devoured it. He always saw video and film and the mental side of the game as the great equalizer for him.Bill Parcells (Giants Hall of Fame Head Coach, 1983-90): Bill lived this game his whole life. Growing up with football in your life, that experience as a young man at the dinner table, is invaluable. He was educated to the nuances of the sport at a very young age. By the time he got his first job, he already had experience just from living it with his dad. I think thats where the foundation was.Former NFL Head Coach: Bill likes creating the image of an outlaw, the tough guy. I think he really relishes it. But who is he really? He was kind of a geeky kid. Not that athletic. A failed football player.Dick Miller (Professor Emeritus of Economics, Wesleyan University): He was well-prepared, very focused and intense, and he looked in class then very much like he looks on the sidelines now, just with bigger girth and less hair. I dont know what would separate him from other coaches, but it certainly wasnt playing experience in college. He was not a starter as a sophomore, he didnt play as a junior and when he was a senior, a freshman took his spot. But he was always regarded as a coach on the field, especially in lacrosse. Other players, if they didnt know what the play was about, theyd ask Bill before theyd ask the coach.To The ExtremeAfter Wesleyan, Bill was hired by the Colts for $25 a week and a room at the Howard Johnsons. His responsibilities grew quickly, thanks to scouting skills that were so impressive, players said it was like having a spy working for the Colts. The next season, according to Halberstams book The Education of a Coach, Belichick jumped to Detroit, where he earned $10,000, a brand-new Ford (a loaner, it turns out) and a perfect score on a playbook pop quiz given to all coaching candidates. After a stint in Denver, Belichick spent the next 12 seasons in New York (11 with Parcells), six as defensive coordinator. During that time, the Giants won two Super Bowls.Bill Parcells: With the Giants, we were trying to take away an opponents best players and not let them beat us. Bill has followed suit on that pretty much his whole career.Rick Venturi (Browns Assistant, Scout, 1991-95): Everybody in football wants to take away what you do best. The difference is Bill would go to an extreme to make you play left-handed. Thats Belichicks absolute genius: pragmatism. When other coaches say its important that we take away an opponents best receiver, only Bill would commit four defenders on a receiver and play the rest of his defense with the other seven.Mike Munchak (Hall of Fame Guard and Coach, Oilers/Titans, 1982-2013): Youll go into a game, and say youre a great run-stopping team, Bill would respond with, We dont care about averages, were going to switch it up and throw the ball 60 times. Next week, they might go the other way and hand the ball off 40 times. Hes willing to do whatever.Rick Venturi: Early in the week, before the Xs and Os, you meet for hours upon hours as a staff breaking down personnel to come up with a game plan. Once Bill decided what to focus on taking away, he always ended that meeting with the same saying: And I dont want to have this discussion on Sunday. Basically, he was saying, This week, not letting their No. 1 receiver catch any balls is one of our Ten Commandments, and no one better break it.Curtis Martin (Hall of Fame Running Back For the Patriots, 1995-97, and Jets 1998-2006): We were at a lunch table, and Jimmy Hitchcock and Ty Law were raving about Belichick when he was an assistant under Parcells. Hes on another level, they said. Hes just a freakin genius, this dude. Im telling you, hes going to win a Super Bowl someday. They were in awe of his football knowledge. You could tell by the way they were communicating it, so passionately, they felt he gave them such an advantage. In their eyes, Belichick was playing a very strategic, intricate game of chess while everybody else was playing checkers.The Discomfort ZoneOn Feb. 5, 1991, nine days after the Giants 20-19 victory over the Bills in Super Bowl XXV, Belichick was named head coach of the Browns.Rick Venturi: Bill had come into Cleveland as the most sought-after assistant in the league, the fair-haired savior of the Browns.Phil Savage: I met Bill at the very beginning of his head-coaching career and on my very first day in the NFL. On Monday, March 18, 1991, I walked into the Browns building, shook his hand, and Bill says, What are we paying you again? I said $20,000. And he goes, Look, we had planned on hiring two guys, but I want you to do both sides of the ball. Well give you an extra five grand, and eventually well bring some other a--hole in to help you out. Thats my first interaction with Bill. Im like, Uh, thanks for the opportunity. Six months go by with no help, and I was like, Ill give you your $5,000 back. I had just come from UCLA, working for Homer Smith, one of the true gentlemen in this business. Then, all of a sudden, I end up with Bill Belichick. For a year I dont think I managed to do anything right.Kirk Ferentz (Browns Assistant, 1993-95): One of my first experiences was the interview, how extremely uncomfortable it was. Youve seen him in press conferences. No matter what I said, there was a real poker face there. I mean, I was not getting any feedback. I was dying a thousand deaths, especially in our first visit, which happened the first night I got there. That was hard, and then I got sent back to Maine. Didnt think I had a chance at all. A mutual friend talked to him over the weekend. He called me back and said, No, he liked you. I was like, Oh my god. Thats a funny way to show it. It was uncomfortable.Curtis Martin: I grew up in a tough neighborhood. It was never the guy who was talking tough that you feared or thought twice about. Its the guy like Bill whos very quiet and didnt have much to say. Back in my neighborhood, they say the loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room. Belichick had that kind of factor to him, that quiet storm -- quiet but powerful, almost like demanding your respect without saying too much.Jim Schwartz (Browns Assistant, Scout, 1993-95): The staff in Cleveland was full of superstars: Nick Saban, Scott OBrien, Kirk Ferentz. I had no family. I had no bills. I basically lived at the Browns office. It was a great chance to get an education, to get a Ph.D. in football.Phil Savage: Saban might be the greatest college coach ever, and I can honestly say in the last eight years at Alabama I have never once seen him tired. But in Cleveland, under Bill, hed go slump down against a wall and stutter, I gotta get out of here, I cant function anymore. Bill could outwork all of us.Rick Venturi: His philosophy from the beginning was No stone left unturned and No envelope unpushed in order to win. And the result of that was you worked to exhaustion. But he never asked you to do anything he wasnt doing. I look back on that first season as the greatest year in my coaching life.Devil in the DetailsBelichicks love and respect for his father and his contentious relationship with Parcells, both a mentor and a tormentor, left him with a soft spot for younger coaches and staff, aware of how hard he pushed them.Phil Savage: Hes been in that position himself, living in an empty apartment with a cardboard moving box as your coffee table. So when wed win a big game, on Monday hed give you one of those $100 handshakes. It was the kind of gesture people would never, ever connect to Bill Belichick. Theres a generosity to Bill most people dont get to see. Jon Robinson (Patriots Scout, 2002-09, and Director of College Scouting, 2009-13): After my daughter was diagnosed at 6 with Type 1 diabetes, a week later on my desk there was a little teddy bear, with a Belichick hoodie on it. And he had written a little note: I know this doesnt cure it, but just something for Taylor to know we are thinking about her and praying for her. She knew it was from Coach. She named her bear Hoodie.Mike Whalen (Belichicks Friend, Wesleyan Athletic Director and Former Coach): My first year as coach at Wesleyan Im trying to turn things around and Im recruiting a kid out of West Hartford who was leaning toward Princeton. So I emailed Bill and asked him to call the kid. Bill calls him that same night and the kid hangs up on him. Hello, this is Bill Belichick from the New England Patriots, and the kid goes, Yeah, right. Bill keeps going: Id like to talk to you about Wesleyan and the kind of opportunity youll have there, and the kid goes, Yeah, yeah, sure, Bill -- click. Bill emails me and says, I reached out to him but, um, I dont think I really connected.John Harbaugh (Ravens Coach, 2008-Present): Bill called our owner at like 3 in the morning to recommend me for the Ravens job. I was just really grateful and I couldnt believe it. I called Bill up and thanked him right away. He just said, Ah, dont worry about it, you shouldve had the job three days ago.Bob Quinn (Detroit Lions General Manager, Former Patriots Scout and Director of Pro Scouting, 2000-15): I accepted the Lions job at 1 or 2 in the afternoon. His assistant said he was in the weight room on the treadmill. I went down there and he turned the treadmill down and he walked really slow and we just sat there and had a conversation for well over an hour about everything. The river just unloaded. I wish I had a tape recorder. I didnt even have a piece of paper with me, so I was just trying to remember everything. People dont know. They dont see that guy on the treadmill. They see the guy in front of the press podium. One of the things Bill said to me was, Dont try to be me, try to be yourself.Jim Schwartz: He did a great job of coaching coaches. It wasnt just the players. He coached the coaches.Phil Savage: My film breakdowns werent what he wanted, so he says, Lets just sit down and go through a few plays together. Were getting ready for Tampa, he throws the first play up on the screen and starts going, from the inside out, over every single tiny detail. See this split of the linemen? Thats 2 feet. Thats 3 feet. That ones 2 feet between the center and the guard. Write that down. OK, now look at the splits of the wide receivers. The Z is inside the numbers. The X is outside. OK, the quarterback. Look! Right there! He looks to the left, to the right, to the left, then to the middle and then he hikes the ball. You gotta monitor that because it could help our defensive linemen get a jump on the snap.Jim Schwartz: Probably the biggest thing I learned from Bill is that there isnt anything that is not important. Anything that touches the team is important. That philosophy of Dont sweat the small stuff? Yeah, that was never his philosophy.Phil Savage: He proceeds to go through all these little intricacies on the game film ... and its 20 minutes on one play. Twenty minutes! In my immature mind Im sitting there in the dark doing the math: Three games to break down on each side of the ball, 60 plays in each game, 20 minutes a play means I can get through three plays in an hour. My god, Ill never sleep again. And I didnt.Mistakes by the LakeThe 1995 Browns were nearing bankruptcy when, on Nov. 6, owner Art Modell rocked the sports world with the news that the team was moving to Baltimore.Rick Venturi: After three years of losing football, they were nearing the end of their rope in Cleveland. We turned it around in 1994. We won 11 games and won the wild-card playoffs. We were really on the cusp of something great there in Cleveland.Heath Evans (Patriots Fullback 2005-08, Current NFL Network Analyst): Everything was ripped out from underneath him. Nobody in the world could have survived that. It was an absolute dumpster fire, what ownership did to him in Cleveland. If you look at the Bill we know now, the same thing he did in New England was going to happen in Cleveland. I have no doubt that 1995 in Cleveland would have been like the 2001 Super Bowl season in New England if Bill had been allowed to continue to grow and groom his staff and his team.Rick Venturi: Once they announced the move, 1995 became as bad as anything Ive ever been through from a football standpoint-a total, miserable death slide. It went from the greatest sports city in the world to an 80,000-person wake on Sundays. Bill would never show it, but it took a toll on him.Consolidating PowerAfter the Browns final 1995 home game, Belichicks postgame interview under the stadium was drowned out for several minutes by fans chanting Bill must go! (The Browns had lost six of their last seven.) As he waited at the lectern for the noise to abate, his firing imminent, his face was a contorted mix of defiance and disappointment. In a way, this was his dads Vanderbilt moment. If ever he was granted another chance, hed do everything differently.But first, penance awaited: Four more years as a Parcells underling, first with the 1996 Patriots and then three seasons in New York with the Jets, where Parcells is said to have mocked Belichick as a so-called genius and failed head coach on an open headset during a game. In 1999, when Parcells retired (temporarily) from coaching, he named Belichick his successor in New York. Concerned about instability with ownership and wanting to step out of Parcells considerable shadow, Belichick scribbled out a resignation letter on a napkin -- he was quitting as HC of the NYJ, it stated -- and bolted to New England. The Jets got three draft picks as compensation. Parcells says the two former colleagues have never discussed the defection, which gave Belichick the total control he needed: as head coach and GM.Phil Savage: Thats the big separator for Bill from everyone else: Usually, the GM handles the business and the coach handles the team. Bills one of the few out there, if not the only one, who can do both.Bob Quinn: The rest of us cant be both the head coach and the GM. Theres only one person who walks on this earth that does it at this level.Phil Savage: To be great on the field, you have to be emotional. To be great upstairs in the front office, you have to be robotic. The way he can separate in his mind the deep, personal relationships he has to have with his players downstairs in the locker room, on the field and in games, versus the business reality of looking at the same exact players from a strictly financial standpoint, as commodities, when he switches hats upstairs in the front office -- thats not just incredibly hard, thats almost impossible.Amy Trask (Raiders CEO, 1997-2013): In 1998 I recommended to Al Davis that we hire Bill as the Raiders head coach. Al decided to go with Jon Gruden, an offensive-minded coach, which surprised no one in the league. But Al liked Bill very much. Bill made it clear he would always tailor his schemes to maximize his players talents. Thats what the best coaches do, the best business people do and the best leaders do: They put their people in the best possible position to succeed. And thats what Bill does. I was always tickled pink years later when Al would say to me, Well, you sure can pick a coach, kid.Dick Miller: Occasionally, I get letters from former students that are very nice and make me feel wonderful. This is one of them. It reads: I honestly never thought that my economics background would be of much help as a football coach, but with the new salary cap, I need a calculator to break down game films. The creativity of contracts and beating the cap will have a lot to do with each teams success in the NFL in the next few years and Im sure youd be very good at it. I always carry many fond thoughts of Wesleyan and your guidance with me and I look forward to the (gulp) 20th (it cant be) reunion this summer. Best wishes for the New Year, Bill Belichick.Bob Quinn: Id get to the office somewhere between 6 and 6:30 every morning and he was always there. In 15 years I could probably count on both hands the number of times I pulled into the parking lot and he wasnt there. When the leader of the organization does that, its really easy for everyone else to kind of take that mentality too and say, If hes doing it, we all should do it.Rosevelt Colvin (Patriots Linebacker, 2003-08): Hes football 22/7. He gets maybe two hours of sleep, and the rest of his life is football. Hes paid the ultimate sacrifice for this game.Rich Ohrnberger (Patriots Lineman, 2009-11): Thats not the easiest environment to be in. It was stressful. It separated you sometimes from your immediate family, but you felt an obligation to this organization to really give your all. At any other place there was a focus on football and winning but never quite to the level of New England. And it really was attributed to how Bill ran the show over there.Mike Compton (Patriots Guard, 2001-03): A bad storm had come through and I overslept. After the team meeting I said, Coach, I apologize, the power in Cumberland, Rhode Island, was blacked out because of the storm. He just looked at me and asked if I knew where a drugstore was and why dont I go buy one of those stopwatches that have an alarm on your wrist and set it. Then he just walked out. I got a letter from the team a few days later saying I had been fined for being late. I bought that alarm watch and have worn it ever since.Curtis Martin: My rookie year in New England, wed scrimmage goal-line full go at the end of the practice. Seven or eight times in a row he told the defense I was running and jumping over the top and to keep me from getting in. He would literally tell them what side I was going to run on. They were just teeing off on me. But out of eight times, I got the ball in the end zone like five times. He wanted to see what type of fight I had in me, if I would break.Kevin Faulk (Patriots Running Back, 1999-2011): When he first got to New England, for almost three years Id see Bill in the hallway going to breakfast at the facility. Now, Im from Louisiana. I dont care who you are, Im going to say Good morning, how you doing? Hows everything today? But for the longest time Id walk right past Coach Belichick, say Good morning! and Id get nothing back. Nothing. I said good morning to him for years. Then, one day I said it and he finally looked up and said, Good morning, Kevin, and so I reached out and I stopped him, and he was like, Whoa, whoa, Kevin, what are you doing? Whats wrong? And I said, You said good morning! Do you know how long Ive been saying good morning to you and you havent said a word? He just says, Aw, Kevin, my bad and walks away.Rick Venturi: He has a very dry, cynical sense of humor. A couple of times wed hit the parking lot at the same time in the morning, and on the way into the facility hed comment on The Howard Stern Show. Was that hilarious or what? hed say. Hes a real closet rock n roll nut. He traveled with the Rolling Stones for a few weeks through Europe one summer. Bon Jovi used to come to Cleveland and catch passes in practice. He had a suite in Cleveland and we all went to Pink Floyd together as a group. I didnt see him with his lighter out, but it wouldnt surprise me if I did.Rosevelt Colvin: Bill knew what was going on with everything at every moment. Unless Bon Jovi was there. Then he couldnt care less what was going on.Phil Savage: He really doesnt care what he looks like. The cutoff sweatshirts? The hoodies? Some of our older veteran coaches and scouts would make comments like, Whats the deal with our head coach, the guy looks like hell?Bob Quinn: Theres not a lot of small talk with Bill. Not a lot of, Hey, what did you do this weekend? He gets to the point very quickly in conversations. Theres no mincing words.Aqib Talib (Patriots Cornerback, 2012-13): Thats how he is with everybody, no games -- OK, a few games, but hes not going to beat around the bush. Hes going to tell you if youre playing terrible, if youre playing like s---, if youre playing great. Hes not scared to tell you any of that. Clear-cut, direct, straightforward.Phil Savage: Hes not going to fly off the handle and yell and scream at people. Thats just not his personality.Rick Venturi: He has the most unique way of just getting under everyones skin. In Cleveland, we ran a cover 2 technique -- where the defensive backs had to jam and run-that was not easy to teach, and my guys were really struggling with it. Bill just turns to me in front of everyone and says, This s--- is getting really hard to watch. And thats it. And youre just going, Aw, goddamn it, and your whole body is tense-I dont know how to put it in words, but you went home and just said to yourself, I will never let this s--- happen again.Akiem Hicks (Patriots Defensive End, 2015): My first game with Bill, I made a play and gave the crowd a little hype signal. And I got back to the sidelines, and he just chewed me out. He said a bunch of expletives to me. Its ingrained in my mind. Bill doesnt mind if its a passionate thing you do, you make a big play and get up and be excited, but theres a range where, anything after three seconds, you cut that off. Believe me, after that one I didnt step on any other lines.Phil Savage: He will say something to you in a sarcastic tone that, wow, is just so right to the core. It hits home twice as hard and makes you feel about an inch tall.With the 199th Pick ...Even for a coaching prodigy with a withering sense of humor, Belichicks ultimate success as a head coach is due, in a significant way, to an enormous stroke of luck. During the sixth round of the 2000 draft, instead of taking quarterback Tim Rattay with the 199th pick, the Patriots selected Michigans Tom Brady. After Brady replaced an injured Drew Bledsoe in 01, the Patriots won three of the next four Super Bowls.Rick Venturi: When you get a guy like Brady that late in the draft, thats just lucky. But the Patriots kept four quarterbacks in 2000, which is pretty rare. So maybe the brilliance wasnt in drafting Brady but in Bills recognition right away that he had something special when no one else knew it.Adam Vinatieri (Patriots kicker, 1996-2005): I think the first Super Bowl season was probably the year that it really switched for Bill. The first couple of years, we were a little shaky while he was getting his personnel lined up. Bledsoe gets banged up, Brady comes in, and we start winning games. When Brady first came in, his first start, the rest of the team was like, This is a young kid, we have to step up and help each other. Bill didnt see it that way. He told us not to try to do too much by thinking we had to cover up for others. We followed his lead and it worked. Thats when they started drinking the Kool-Aid of believing that Bill knew what he was doing and that Bill had a vision.A Madness to his MethodsThirty-some years after he aced the Lions coaching quiz to land a job in Detroit, Belichicks own weekly player exams, meticulous game prep and increasingly relentless pursuit of every possible advantage become part of Patriots dynasty lore.Terrell McClain: (Patriots defensive tackle, 2012): The Patriots are more like a private school. They dont like business getting outside. They like to keep everything inside, even scouting reports. If a piece of paper is on the floor, it gets crumpled up and thrown away. They make sure you turn everything back in and shred all that stuff.Adam Vinatieri: He knew what was going on in the building at all times. He controlled which doors we went out of. The way in and out of our locker room to our cars was right by his office. I think when they built it, there was probably planning involved.Rosevelt Colvin: At practice, Bill twirls that whistle around his two fingers, watching everything, seeing everything. He could be on another field, Im not kidding now, he could be on another field and come running over because he saw that the key guy on a kickoff return missed his block.Phil Savage: Most coaches specialize on one side of the ball. But hes one of the few out there who have a global perspective of the entire game and all 22 positions. Hes a true coach of all 22 positions plus every specialist. Thats a rarity. Hes one of the few coaches out there who, if you dropped him on the staff at Drake University and said, Hey, be the tight ends coach, he could absolutely coach those tight ends to the nth degree.Rosevelt Colvin: The dudes a walking football encyclopedia. He can give you the history of the spread formation or the single wing. I tell people all the time, if you ever had a conversation with him about football it would be one of the greatest conversations you ever had in your whole life.Jon Robinson: He always migrated toward the defensive line at some point in practice. It was cool to see him work with Vince Wilfork, teaching him technique in his early stages.Vince Wilfork (Patriots Nose Tackle, 2004-14): I had no idea what I was doing in a 34 defense; I had never played it before. Every day he worked with me. He made me understand it. There were times when I was pissed off. But hes the one I credit for the career Ive had. He never took his foot off the pedal.Aqib Talib: Once, in practice, Brady threw a seam ball that was intercepted, and Bill, man, he chewed Tom out, saying, You got 130 career interceptions, or whatever it was, and half of them are on this route. You keep doing the same s--- over and over and this is what happens. Right then you know two things about the Patriots and Bill Belichick: Everybody is treated the same, and you better get your s--- together.Kevin Faulk: I loved when Bill would yell at Tom Brady and say, Hey, Tom, I could go get the quarterback at Foxborough High to do it better than that.Rosevelt Colvin: Any time something bad happened at practice, the two words you dont ever want to hear come out of his mouth are Take off. That Bill-ism means just get out of his sight and run a lap around the field. If he was really pissed off, hed yell Take off, wait a few seconds and then add Everybody! and that meant coaches included, even the old guys and heavy guys. Wed all circle back, inching up, hoping not to hear Keeeeep going.Kevin Faulk: We prepared for everything. Not saying we perfected it, but we prepared for everything. Theres no second-guessing or hesitation when you play for Bill. When you have to think on the field, it slows you down. When you know exactly what youre doing and how to do it and why youre doing it, that allows you to play faster, and your talent flows freely. Its like being in class. They hand you a test, you open it up, look at the questions and go, Wow, I know all the answers already.Matt Cassel (Patriots Quarterback, 2005-08): Every Tuesday during the season, the quarterbacks would sit down with him and get his scouting report. Hed go through, in a detailed report, the strengths and weaknesses of every opponent that we were going up against. Mainly DBs, sometimes linebackers. But also wed talk about the defensive coordinator, his philosophy, where he came from, his background, and hed give you, basically, a great understanding of who your opponent is going to be.Don Jones (Patriots Safety, 2014): Tuesday they would give us the scouting report, and on Wednesday morning Bill would go around the whole room -- from Tom Brady down to the bottom man on the roster -- and ask everybody about the person they were going against. You really didnt want to be the one not to know.Heath Evans: Those Q&As could get really, really stressful because he could ask you anything and youd better know it. [Former Patriots tackle] Matt Light always sat right behind me, so any time Bill did ask me a question early on, Matt would be whispering in my ear all the wrong answers.Darius Butler (Patriots Cornerback, 2009-10): Hes a big reader, things like The Art of War, and he would tie the books into day-to-day life. He would have quotes around the facility. Hed ask you what a sign says above a door and youd have to know what it said. It was things you wouldnt think related to football, but they actually did.Adam Vinatieri: There were times when he would surprise you and ask you a certain teammates wifes name.Darius Butler: He wants you to know your teammates and have a certain respect for them. Thats something a lot of other places dont harp on. But from that point on, its something thats important to you because its important to him.Don Jones: Hed be like, Don Jones, so tell me about that gunner. Id say, Hes No. 46. His name is Alfred Morris. Hes very fast off the ball, likes to use the swim move. He likes to break down and tackle you, finish you. Hes big but soft on the point of attack.Heath Evans: Youre in a Friday red zone meeting, Bill pulls out a sheet of paper and starts asking, Hey, Kevin Faulk, whats the Indianapolis Colts favorite blitz on third down and short in the red zone in the fourth quarter? Kevin would give an answer and hed be like, Heath, do you agree? And Id be like, Yes sir, I agree, but they also like to run this one. Corey would just make up answers if he didnt study. Bill would ask, Hey, Corey Dillon, what do you think about their two answers? And if Corey would say, Yeah, I agree, Coach, hed be like, OK, Corey, if you agree, then tell me whats their favorite blitz on first-and-10 inside the red zone? He never let anyone get away with maybe knowing or not knowing.Bob Quinn: You always had to be on your toes because you never know when youre going to cross paths with Bill. He would just be waiting for the omelet station at 6:45 a.m., and hed ask a question about pro scouting or something and youd have a half-hour conversation right there.Matt Cassel: My rookie year, I got crushed in the back by a corner blitz against the Giants. Were playing them the next year in the last preseason game. He asks me, OK, Cassel, what front do they like to bring the corner blitz from? I had looked it up the night before, anticipating it. I said, Coach, its an over. And he goes, Brady? Well, you know immediately when he goes to the next guy: Oh, no. Oh, no. And Brady says, An under. And he goes, Bradys right. I dont want to have to send your mother another note that says, Dear Mrs. Cassel, we regret to inform you that your son got killed being a dumbass.Mike Whalen: You want to know what kind of influence and control he has over this franchise? Listen to his players. Its totally, exactly the same things Bill says. That resonates with every single coach out there. Same page. Same message. Same culture. When you get to a point when you hear your players talking and answering questions very similarly to the way you would answer, you know the philosophy is in place, theyre all in, they drank the Kool-Aid.Rick Venturi: If he has a motivational style, Id say that its constant emotional discomfort. Thats why his teams never flatline.Through the GateBelichicks turn from good guy to villain, in the eyes of his detractors, started in 2007, when the Patriots were caught illegally videotaping Jets coaches defensive signals in a Week 1 matchup. The Patriots won the game and then the next 17, heading into Super Bowl XLII undefeated. New Englands 17-14 loss to the Giants in that game crushed Belichick -- those who were there say he was left broken and apologizing to his team. That season, for his role in the so-called Spygate, the NFL handed Belichick the largest fine in league history ($500,000) and took away the Patriots first-round draft pick. As New England continued its roll toward its fourth Super Bowl win, in February 2015, and beyond, other incidents exposed Belichicks trademark gamesmanship as something closer to habitual rule-bending. Does it change his place in history? Does he even care that were focused on his controversies instead of his coaching genius?Heath Evans: I never had greater admiration for a man besides my father than I had for Bill after the Super Bowl XLII loss. To the 53 men in that locker room and the coaching staff, he delivered a heartfelt apology. He felt like he had really let us down. Despite 18-1 being the most bitter pill I think you can swallow in sports, when I walked out of that Super Bowl locker room that night I still left with kind of a shining moment in my mind about Bill Belichick, how a man that everybody swears is so arrogant and so self-centered is really the exact opposite.Mike Whalen: Bill can take a lesser talent and convince them that if they buy in completely and do their job within his system, they will all get to a level that will far surpass what any of them could ever do on their own. Thats why you dont have to be a Tedy Bruschi or a Tom Brady to be a leader there. If youre someone who puts the team first and always does your job, then in his system you will be viewed as a leader. Thats how you produce something like what Malcolm Butler did in the Super Bowl. Thats Bills strength and his legacy.Curtis Martin: There will always be that question with Bill because Spygate and Deflategate happened. I see it as someone so driven to get every single edge. But I also see it as someone who didnt need that. I see it as that tipping point, that over-the-top part of perfectionism to get every single advantage.Rosevelt Colvin: He knows all the gray areas and knows most of, if not all, the rules, and he wants to gain an advantage the best way possible. If the rule says you can inflate a ball to 15 psi ... Bill is going to inflate that thing right to exactly 15 psi. Ive never heard him say were going to deliberately break the rules or cheat. He just tried to be on the edge, the cutting edge, of what can and cannot be. Its like this with Bill: Is this the limit? OK, then lets go to the limit.Former NFL Coach: He will step across the line at any point he thinks he can get away with it. That [stuff] happens. It absolutely fits with the culture and the mindset there. Its all about winning, and when youre working 23 hours a day looking for every advantage and you have your whole life invested in the outcome of a football game, honestly, how long before you start to think, Well, if I go just a little bit further with pushing the envelope, whats the difference? The harder you work and the more youre invested in it, the more you start to think like Bill and the easier it becomes to justify it.Curtis Martin: I dont think most people in the football world would see that as something that undermines his coaching ability. I see it as two separate things. Itll be hard for the controversies not to be mentioned. It may be a tagalong, but I dont think it defines him. It shouldnt take away what hes been able to accomplish.Kevin Faulk: It does take away from it. Im not going to say it doesnt bother him, because were all human, so, yes, hes going to think about it. Hes not going to show it to you because thats just not him, but he cares. We all care. Because now youre talking about our legacy as a team, as an organization.Amy Trask: I consider Bill the best coach in NFL history, notwithstanding the other issues that have been raised.John Harbaugh: Hes the best coach in football. I have great respect for him.Rick Venturi: I kneel at the altar of Vince Lombardi, Chuck Noll, Tom Landry and Bill Walsh, but he may go down as the best. Nolls Steelers were built in about a year and stayed the same for a decade. But what Bills done, how hes been so good for so long -- in an era of free agency and the salary cap, where everything is built to make everything equal -- is absolutely amazing. Those of us in this business, even the ones who dont like him, cant help but respect what hes done.Rosevelt Colvin: Take away those Super Bowl losses to the Giants, or add one or two more in the next few years, and the debate about his legacy is easy: You have to start seriously thinking about renaming the Lombardi trophy after this dude.ESPN reporters Todd Archer, Rich Cimini, Jeff Dickerson, Jeremy Fowler, Greg Garber, Jamison Hensley, Paul Kuharsky, Jeff Legwold, Ivan Maisel, Pat McManamon, Ian OConnor, Mike Reiss, Michael Rothstein, Phil Sheridan, Mike Triplett and Mike Wells contributed to this report. David FlemingDavid Fleming is a senior writer for and ESPN The Magazine.join the conversation follow @FlemESPN follow ESPN Comprar New Balance Rebajas . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. New Balance Baratas Outlet . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. . At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. AUSTIN, Texas -- The sexual assault scandal that took down Baylor Universitys president and revered football coach also found a problem with a bedrock of the schools faith-based education: a student conduct code banning alcohol, drugs and premarital sex that may have driven some victims into silence.Investigators with the Pepper Hamilton law firm who dug into Baylors response to sexual assault claims determined the schools rigid approach to drugs, alcohol and sex and perceived judgmental responses to victims who reported being raped created barriers to reporting assaults. Some women faced the prospect of their family being notified.A number of victims were told that if they made a report of rape, their parents would be informed of the details of where they were and what they were doing, said Chad Dunn, a Houston attorney who represents six women who have sued Baylor under the anonymous identification of Jane Doe.The nations largest Baptist university is a notably conservative place in one of the most conservative states in the country. Dancing on campus was banned until 1996. Fornication, adultery and homosexual acts were included in an official list of misconduct until May 2015, and the current policy stresses that physical sexual intimacy is to be expressed in the context of marital fidelity.Students can still be expelled for using drugs or alcohol, though late last year it included amnesty for minor offenses. Pepper Hamilton investigators urged the school to expand amnesty to sexual conduct code violations; the federal government told all U.S. universities in 2011 that conduct policies may have a chilling effect on reporting sexual assault.Amnesty is a no-brainer, said Shan Wu, a former federal sex crimes prosecutor who is now a criminal defense attorney specializing in student legal issues. Unfortunately, these codes force students to engage in life-or-death calculations, added Wu, who isnt involved in the Baylor case.Baylor officials say they are already making changes. Interim President David Garland, who took over in late May for ousted president and chancellor Ken Starr, said the university considered all of the firms recommendations as mandates.Expectations for our students are outlined in university conduct policies and are a reflection of our faith-based mission, school spokeswoman Tonya Lewis said, noting that the amnesty provisions for drug and alcohol use should assure sexual assault victims that Baylor will focus on their allegations. Baylor has repeatedly declined to comment specific cases.Student safety and support for survivors of all types of interrpersonal violence are paramount to the mission of Baylor University, Lewis said. New Balance Outlet Online España. .But such offers of amnesty are too late for women who previously reported assaults and told Pepper Hamilton investigators about hurdles they faced in dealing with Baylor officials. Eight former Baylor students have brought three federal lawsuits against the school, outlining rape allegations as far back as 2005 that they say were either ignored or discouraged from reporting.Dunn would not allow his clients to be interviewed by the AP to protect their identity, but relayed questions to them.Two women said they were pushed to accept alcohol conduct violations when they reported their assaults, or feared sexual conduct violations if they did.One woman said her case began when she called police to report a physical assault on another woman at an off-campus party. Police demanded to know if she was underage and had been drinking, then arrested and reported her to the school office that investigates conduct code violations, she said. She told Baylor officials her drinking was a result of being raped a month earlier and detailed what happened in person and in a letter.She received an alcohol code violation and told to do 25 hours community service, and when she tried to appeal, the woman said Baylor officials urged her to drop it. The school never pursued her rape claim.I was told by many Baylor staff that they couldnt do anything for me because my assault was off campus, yet they had no problem punishing me for my off-campus drinking, the woman said. Schools are bound by federal law to investigate on- and off-campus sex assault allegations.The threat of a sexual conduct violation was a common issue that Baylor did nothing to dispel, another woman said.Even when the code of conduct wasnt an overt issue, some women who reported sexual assault said they were grilled about their behavior.Stefanie Mundhenk, a former Baylor student who The Associated Press is identifying because she has publicly blogged about Baylors investigation into her 2015 rape allegations, told the AP that she was never threatened by conduct code violations but was repeatedly questioned about her sexual history.I was alarmed, said Mundhenk, who is not among those suing Baylor. It was biased and it was unfair. They were trying to gauge if I was a loose woman. They were looking to attack my reputation.---This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Stefanie Mundhenks first name. ' ' '

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ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has already locked up its spot in a bowl game. Wholesale Air Max 95 .Thats not enough for the Yellow Jackets.Coming off an upset at Virginia Tech, coach Paul Johnsons team is eager to keep pushing toward a nine-win season. The Jackets (6-4, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) will need to win out to accomplish that goal, beginning with Saturdays game against Virginia.Johnson noted that Georgia Tech has reached nine wins only seven times in the last three decades.I dont think anybody on our team wanted to be 6-6 when the season started, he said. You have goals and you try to play for them. My job as a coach is when it looks like those initial goals are gone, try to find a carrot to stick in front of them to say, `Hey, heres what were trying to do now.Virginia (2-8, 1-5) doesnt have much left to play for except pride. The Cavaliers are mired in a five-game losing streak under first-year coach Bronco Mendenhall.These kids are resilient and theyre tough, said Mendenhall, who is assured of his first losing season in 12 years as a head coach. The outcome and the record at this point doesnt show. But my internal day-to-day with these guys is really, really enjoyable. I think theres a super foundation being laid at least in terms of expectation.---Some other things to watch for when Georgia Tech hosts Virginia at Bobby Dodd Stadium:NEW QUARTERBACK: Virginia is going back to a familiar name at quarterback. Fifth-year senior Matt Johns is getting a chance to close out his up-and-down career as the starter, taking over for struggling Kurt Benkert. Johns started 15 games the past two years but had not played any quarterback this season until he took over for Benkert in last weeks loss to Miami. This is a little bit different experience, because I havent played all year, Johns said. But I think having the experience from the past couple years is beneficial going into this situation, in terms of knowing how to attack a game plan and move forward to be successful on Saturday.THOMAS RETURNS: Justin Thomas is set to return at quarterback for Georgia Tech after sitting out last weeks game with an injury. Thomas ranks second on the team in rushing with 561 yards and five touchdowns, and hes thrown for 1,168 yards with seven TDs and only one interception. While backup Matthew Jordan did a brilliant job running the offense against Virginia Tech, rushing for 121 yards and two scores, Thomas is the teams unquestioned offensive leader and provides more of a threat in the passing game.MENDENHALL VS. TRIPLE OPTION: The Virginia coach is familiar with Georgia Techs unique triple-option offense, having coached against it twice -- and easily winning both meetings -- in his previous post at Brigham Young. Also while at BYU, he had plenty of experience facing a similar scheme at Air Force, going 5-1 against the Falcons. Hes proven that he knows what hes doing stopping the option offense, Cavaliers linebacker Zach Bradshaw said. Im sure whatever we do this week, if we execute it like were supposed to, will work.IMPROVED DEFENSE: After getting torched for 1,195 yards and 83 points in its two previous games, Georgia Tech came up with a stout defensive effort against Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jackets forced four turnovers and shut down the Hokies until giving up meaningless touchdowns on their final two possessions. We got a little juice going. I hope we can carry it over, Johnson said. Im sure they were tired of hearing about their struggles.JOHNSONS FUTURE: There has been speculation about Johnsons future, especially with Georgia Tech bringing on a new athletic director, Todd Stansbury. The Yellow Jackets went 3-9 a year ago, and a three-game losing streak knocked them out of contention for the ACC title this season. Johnson said hes proud of his record in nine years at Georgia Tech and doesnt worry about his job security. If they think they can get somebody better, they ought to go get `em, he said. Thats certainly their right.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at . His work can be found at .---For more college football coverage: Air Max 95 From China .ca! Kerry, Two nights after the Scott-Eriksson incident in Buffalo, the Bruins returned home to play San Jose. In that game, Zdeno Chara put a check on Tommy Wingels that clearly targeted his head. Discount Air Max 95 . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche.SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres gained a starting pitcher, lost to the Cincinnati Reds and then wondered when the next time theyd have All-Star shortstop Everth Cabrera in the lineup. Homer Bailey came within two outs of a five-hit shutout to end his four-start losing streak and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Padres 4-1 Wednesday to snap a five-game skid. Brandon Phillips homered and Joey Votto hit a two-run double for the Reds, who avoided a three-game sweep and ended San Diegos four-game winning streak. Before the game, the Padres acquired right-hander Ian Kennedy from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hes scheduled to start Sunday against his original team, the New York Yankees. Cabrera, San Diegos All-Star shortstop, wont say whether Major League Baseball plans to suspend him for his role in the Biogenesis case. "I can talk nothing about the situation and just wait for that moment," Cabrera said. San Diego is off Thursday. While discipline had been expected to be announced Friday, it now appears the probe wont be wrapped up until at least the weekend. If Cabrera is suspended 50 games for a first offence under baseballs drug program, he would lose $348,361 of his $1,275,000 salary. Asked whether he would appeal or accept a suspension, Cabrera repeated what hed been saying before and after the game: "I can say nothing about the situation. "Its a tough situation for me and the organization, too, you know, for the Padres and my teammates," he added. "The only thing I can say is the things happening are not going to stop my career and my motivation for being a better player." Said manager Bud Black: "If it happens, its going to be a tough one. Hes been one of our better players when hes been out there. He was our All-Star. Hes really come into his own this year and its going to hurt, if that happens." Bailey had allowed just five singles going into the ninth, when Cabrera reached on a fielding error by first baseman Votto leading off the inning. The right-hander got Chris Denorfia to fly out before Chase Headley doubled in Cabrera. Manager Dusty Baker pulleed Bailey, and Aroldis Chapman got the final two outs for his 25th save in 29 chances. Air Max 95 Sale. The performance by Bailey was just what the Reds needed to end a 10-game West Coast trip on a positive note. Not only had the Reds lost five straight after winning the first four games of the trip, but Bailey hadnt won since throwing the second no-hitter of his career July 2 at home against San Francisco. Three of his four losses since then had come on the road. Bailey (6-10) allowed six hits and one unearned run, struck out seven and walked none. Phillips homered to centre field off lefty Eric Stults (8-10) leading off the second, his 13th. "Homer pitched well," Black said. "Stultsy matched him all the way through until the seventh. But Bailey was good. ... We just couldnt seem to square the fastball up. He had good movement, pitched well. Hes got that capability. Hes got a good arm." Stults allowed four runs, one earned, on 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out five and walked none. "Homer Bailey threw well today. There wasnt much that he wasnt doing well," Stults said. "We just couldnt mount much against him. It was just one of those days where it just didnt go our way." The Reds added three more runs in the seventh, all unearned because of third baseman Headleys throwing error on Derrick Robinsons grounder. The error put runners on first and third, and Chris Heisey singled to left to score Zack Cosart, aboard on a leadoff single. Votto followed with a double to right to bring in Robinson and Heisey. NOTES: The Reds are off Thursday before opening an eight-game homestand with the first of three games against the NL Central rival St. Louis Cardinals. RHP Bronson Arroyo (9-8, 3.26 ERA) is scheduled to start against RHP Shelby Miller (10-7, 2.79). ... The Padres welcome the New York Yankees to Petco Park for the first time on Friday. The scheduled starters are LHP CC Sabathia (9-9, 4.65) against RHP Andrew Cashner (7-5, 3.88)....Kennedy was obtained from the Diamondbacks for lefty reliever Joe Thatcher, a minor leaguer and a 2014 draft pick. ' ' '

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JERSEY CITY, N. Air Max 720 Baratas España .J. -- Quadir Welton scored 18 points and Trevis Wyche added 17 more to lead Saint Peters to an 84-70 win over Manhattan on Sunday.Antwon Portley had 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Samuel Idowu got 10 points for Saint Peters (4-3, 1-1 Metro Atlantic). Welton and Wyche hit a combined 19 of 29 from the line.The Peacocks shot 54 percent from the field and took control with an 18-4 run stretching across both sides of the intermission to make it 54-30 with 14:05 left. Portley had a 3-pointer and two jumpers in the breakaway run.Manhattan (2-6, 0-2) edged into an early 5-4 lead with Calvin Crawfords 3-pointer less than five minutes into the game, but fell behind for good on Saint Peters next possession.Zavier Turner led the Jaspers with 30 points, while Aaron Walker Jr. and Thomas Capuano had 10 points apiece. Air Max 720 Baratas . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. Air Max 720 Baratas Online . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars confirmed they worked out free-agent defensive end Greg Hardy over the past two days, but a league source says the team has no plans to sign him at this point.Pro Football Talk first reported news of the workout.?Sources told ESPN that the Jaguars were doing their due diligence by bringing in Hardy and wanted to sit with him face-to-face to see where he was mentally and physically.Hardy, 27, has 40 sacks in six seasons, including six sacks with the Dallas Cowboys last season. The Cowboys did not renew his contract, and he went unsigned during free agency.Hardy was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy in connection with a 2014 domestic violence incident.He was accused of assaulting then-girlfriend Nicole Holder; he allegedly threw her into a bathtub and on a futon covered with guns and tried to choke her. A judge in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, found him guilty on charges of domestic violence in July 2014.Hardy denied the charges and said Holder was under the influence of alcohol and was angry because he told her to leave his home. He appealed the conviction, and the case was dismiissed in February 2015 after prosecutors said they were unable to locate Holder. Air Max 720 Baratas Rebajas. The prosecutors also said Holder had reached a settlement with Hardy.Hardy stirred controversy throughout the season with several comments, including saying he was going to come out guns blazing in his return to the field. Hardy also shoved an assistant coach and got into a shouting match on the sideline with Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.In April, Hardy took part in an interview with ESPNs Adam Schefter in which he talked about his domestic violence arrest and subsequent conviction and dismissal of charges.The Jaguars lack a veteran edge-rusher. The team tried to sign Olivier Vernon in free agency, but he agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal with the New York Giants. The Jaguars top two edge-rushers are Dante Fowler Jr., who missed his rookie season in 2015 after suffering a torn left ACL on the first day of rookie minicamp, and rookie Yannick Ngakoue, the teams third-round draft pick.Information from ESPNs Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan was used in this report. ' ' '

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NEW YORK -- Saketh Mynenis run to the brink of the second round of the US Open did not go unnoticed by Leander Paes, who earlier witnessed the 28-year old in action in the Davis Cup tie against?South Korea this July. Air Jordan Shoes From China .?It was fantastic for him, Leander Paes, the eight-time doubles and 10-time mixed doubles Grand Slam champion told reporters at Flushing Meadows.I think getting through qualifying of a major and having the chance to serve out a match in the fifth set is a great experience.Myneni had battled through qualifying to make his Grand Slam debut, and had a match point in the fifth set against world No. 49 Jiri Vesely.He ended up limping to a 7-6(5), 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 defeat after three hours and 47 minutes, with spasms in his right thigh severely restricting his movement.With the loss, he missed out on what would have been a dream second-round tie against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, but Paes believes Mynenis display provides hope for India.Its very encouraging, added Paes. I hope we can be more consistent [with singles players], thats really the aim.I think especially in India now, we need some good singles players coming through. In doubles weve got quite a few different guys there. The level of different doubles players is a different thing.Somdev [Devvarman] has been injured a little bit, Yuki [Bhambri] has been injured a little bit. We need both these boys healthy. But Saketh, its wonderful how hes doing well.Weve got little Ramkumar [Ramanathan] doing well. Not little, hes tall -- I look up to him! But hes a youngster, you know. Hes doing well. We need some singles players coming through. Wholesale Nike Air Jordan . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Cheap Air Jordan Authentic . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. . Their experience showed Tuesday as the No. 10 Badgers blunted a Saint Louis surge to win 63-57 and advance to face West Virginia in Wednesdays finals of the Cancun Challenge. CLEVELAND -- If not for the likable local hero who dethroned a champion a few months ago, Clevelands sports title drought might not be over.Stipe Miocic beat LeBron James to the punch.In May, Miocic went to Brazil and knocked out Fabricio Werdum in the first round to capture the UFC heavyweight title. The victory triggered a run of championships for Cleveland as the AHLs Lake Erie Monsters won the Calder Cup and James led the Cavaliers to an historic comeback over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, ending a title dearth stretching to 1964.For Miocic, a Cleveland native who works as a fire fighter and paramedic, starting the string of titles for his hometown was special.Cleveland needed it, he said. For 52 years, man, we had nothing. Its something to be proud of. You can say I broke or I didnt break it, I really dont care. Im just happy we have something to be proud of. Nothing is better than that.Miocic will now become the first Cleveland champion to defend a title as hell face Alistair Overeem in the main event Saturday night in UFC 203, which will take place in sold out Quicken Loans Arena, giving the 34-year-old Miocic a distinct home-octagon advantage.Also on the card is the long-awaited UFC debut of former pro wrestling superstar CM Punk, who at 37 is attempting a transition few would dare attempt. Punk will take on Mickey Gall, a rising 24-year-old welterweight who wanted to fight Punk and will now get his chance. Werdum gets back in action as well for the first time since losing to Miocic against heavyweight Travis Browne, who had some salty words for his opponent during Thursdays news conference.Miocic has gotten a sampling this week of what hell experience Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounders workouts have drawn big crowds and hundreds of fans were at the news conference, with many of them shouting out encouragement to Miocic, who responded with a quick smile and clenched fist. Its been a whirlwind summer for Miocic, who in addition to taking batting practice with the Cleveland Indians, riding in the Cavs downtown parade attended by nearly one million people, got married.His enngagement this weekend with Overeem has some parallels to his fight against Werdum. Cheap Air Jordans. In front of 45,000 of his countrymen, Werdum came out aggressively and was off balance as he chased after Miocic, who landed a right-handed punch to the Brazilians chin. Werdum may have been slightly overconfident on his home turf, and he paid for it.Miocic promises he wont make the same mistake.It doesnt matter where I fight, he said. It could be Cleveland. It could be Brazil again. Im here for business. Ill walk into the octagon and all Ill think about is me and Alistair, and thats all I care about. No one else is getting in there with us, so Im going to come out the winner and thats the way its going to be.Overeem has spent the past few days saying hes hungrier than Clevelands champ and feels Miocic may be distracted by being home. A former kickboxing champion, Overeem says fighting on familiar ground can be helpful -- and a detriment.It does give you a little extra boost, the Dutchman said. It does give you a little more shivers. On the other hand, theres the extra appearances youve got to do and everyone wants a piece of you. It depends on how you handle it. I think with my 86 fights and my 22 years of training, Ive been able to handle it very well. Its going to be curious how Stipe handles it. Stipe seems very professional, but well see how he handles it on Saturday.Overeem has been targeted by some verbal taunts from Miocic supporters, who cant fathom the idea of him winning in Cleveland. Overeem has learned to like the city and even attended the Cavs victory parade, which he described as madness.It was nice to see a very proud state finally accomplishment championships, he said, adding a threat. I almost feel a little sad that I will be taking something away from them.Not if Miocic can help it. Hes helped change Cleveland, which has spent the summer celebrating like never before.Now were a city of champions, he said, and we plan on keeping it that way for a long time. ' ' '

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CHANDLER, Okla. Saucony Baratas Online . -- James Jimbo Elrod, an All-American defensive end who played on Oklahomas 1974 and 1975 national championship teams, died in a car wreck Monday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. He was 62.The single-vehicle crash happened at about 3:45 a.m. on Interstate 44 near Chandler, about 60 miles southwest of Tulsa. The patrol said Elrod was killed after his 2015 Lexus struck a guardrail, ejecting him through the vehicles sun roof. A preliminary report says Elrod was not wearing a seatbelt and that a passenger was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital in serious condition. According to the school, the passenger was his wife, Diana.This is a very sad day for the OU football family, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. Jimbo was an All-American player and person, a great friend of our program who loved his Sooners. He was a true joy to be around, and we will miss him dearly. We wish Diana the absolute best in her recovery and are praying for Jimbos entire family on this extremely difficult day.Elrod was also a member of Oklahomas 1974 national champion wrestling team.Great wrestler and a great football player, said Barry Switzer, who coached those championship football teams. Wrestling is what made Jimbo such a great football player. It gave him great upper-body strength and quickness. He could really run. He was a tenacious player and a competitor. He was really good and he was a member of a great group at Oklahoma.Elrod played three years in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and one with the Houston Oilers.In his younger days, he left quite an impression when he walked into the room.Jimbo has always been an 18-year-old guy to me because thats what he was when I signed him, Switzer said. He always had movie-star looks and a lot of hair. I was always jealous of his hair. Everybody was.Its the second fatal crash this year in Oklahoma involving a football standout. In October, former NFL defensive lineman Dennis Byrd died in a two-vehicle wreck on an Oklahoma highway.---More AP college football: and Zapatillas Saucony España . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. Zapatillas Saucony Baratas .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. .ca. Kerry, Just watched the shootout in the Coyotes/Leafs game and I have to ask, why was the James van Riemsdyk goal allowed to count? All of the video replays we were shown on TV were inconclusive about whether the puck had entirely crossed the line or not. NORMAN, Okla. -- Lawyers of a woman punched by University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon are asking a judge not to publicly release video of the incident.The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters had been challenging the citys decision to not release video that shows the July 2014 incident that led to Mixons suspension from the football team for that season, The Oklahoman ( ) reported. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in the associations favor on Tuesday.Attorneys for Amelia Molitor asked a judge Thursday to suppress the release of the surveillance video, arguing that the video alone wouldnt tell the full story. Molitor also has pending civil suits against Mixon.Unfortunately, if the single video of the punch is released now and to the media, the court of public opinion will receive and review evidence before a jury does. Not only could this undermine the integrity of the onngoing federal civil cases, it would also be an incomplete presentation of evidence, her attorneys said. Saucony Outlet España. We have always believed that no young woman would want a video of herself being victimized used for media sensationalism and viewer ratings.Mixon entered an Alford plea in October 2014, allowing him to maintain innocence. He also apologized last month to Molitor, his teammates, coaches and fans, saying he reacted poorly.Joe has apologized for the way he reacted that night, Mixons attorney said. He has served the punishments handed down by the court and the university. If copies of the surveillance video are now to be released to the media, he hopes that this release will help put this matter to rest.---Information from: The Oklahoman, ' ' '

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx are voicing their support for change. Cheap Nike Shoes China .The WNBA team will wear black warmup shirts that say on the front, Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability. On the back of the shirt were the names Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, both fatally shot by police officers this past week. Castile was killed by a suburban St. Paul police officer during a traffic stop. Also on the back of the shirt is the Dallas police shield above the phrase Black Lives Matter.Team captains Rebekkah Brunson and Maya Moore spoke before their game against the Dallas Wings on Saturday night, and the Lynx posted the news conference on their Facebook page. The two players were flanked by Minnesotas other captains Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus.If we take this time to see that this is a human issue and speak out together, we can greatly decrease fear and create change, Moore said. Tonight we will be wearing shirts to honor and mourn the losses of precious American citizens and to plea for change in all of us.Moore also spoke during the nearly 5-minute news conference about the Dallas shooting where five police officers were killed. She praised that citys effort on leading the way in de-escalation training and other efforts that led to a noticeable drop in the number of shootings by officers in the last few years. Cheap Nike Shoes Free Shipping . -- There were a lot of firsts for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Discount Nike Shoes . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. With another 3-pt game, Connor McDavid became: the first player in Oilers history with 3 points in each of the teams first 2 games, the first teenager in NHL history to start a season with back-to-back games with 3 points, and the 4th playerr since 2000-01 to start a season with back-to-back games with 3 points. Wholesale Nike Shoes. (Via Elias Sports Bureau) ' ' '

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NEW YORK -- Brad Brach picked up Austin Romines bat behind home plate and slammed it to the turf. Custom Baltimore Orioles Jerseys . On the verge of moving into position to clinch no worse than a tiebreaker game for a playoff berth, the Baltimore Orioles let the opportunity slip away.Tomorrow is what weve been playing the whole season for anyway, Matt Wieters said after Baltimore wasted a three-run lead Saturday in a deflating 7-3 loss to the New York Yankees. It shouldnt be hard to get ready for a game tomorrow.Fittingly in this season of alternating promise and frustration, game No. 162 will be needed to determine the Orioles fate.They had a 3-0, fifth-inning lead against an already eliminated opponent and an 81.5 percent probability of winning the game, according to Fangraphs. A victory plus a loss by Toronto or Detroit later Saturday would have clinched a wild-card berth.New York closed with a run each in the fifth and sixth, and Tyler Austin tied the score in the seventh when he drove Wade Mileys slider into the Yankees bullpen in right center. Romine then dumped Brachs slider over a drawn-in infield and into short left for a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth, and Brett Gardner followed with a two-run double against Oliver Drake.It seemed like we were in control there for six innings, and all of a sudden you look at the scoreboard and its tied, Brach said.Baltimore dropped into a tie with Toronto for the ALs two wild cards at 88-73, with Detroit 1 1/2 games behind at 86-74. Seattle was eliminated Saturday night with a 9-8, 10-inning loss to Oakland.Brach planned to watch the other games on television.Not Orioles manager Buck Showalter.Ill find something else to do. Maybe even sleep, he said. Theres an interesting thought.Despite Saturdays disappointment, Baltimore could clinch with a victory over the Yankees on Sunday.Mark Trumbo tied his season high with four hits, and the Orioles built a 3-0 lead against Luis Severino on Michael Bourns two-run single in the second and Manny Machados 37th home run. Machados third-inning, opposite-field drive to right ended an 0-for-17 slide.Austin sparked the comeback with an RBI single in the fifth and a home run in the seventh around Chase Headleys run-scoring double in the sixth.With the score 3-all, Brach (10-4) relieved with one out in the eighth and walked pinch-hitter Jacoby Ellsbury. Headley doubled again, just past the glove of diving first baseman Chris Davis and down the right-field line.When things are going bad, its whats going to happen, Brach said. Chase just placed it right. Sometimes its better to place it right than hit it hard.Brach walked Ronald Torreyes with two outs, Drake relieved and Gardner doubled to left. Brach was charged with a season-high four runs, and the All-Star setup man has allowed 13 hits and five walks over 12 1/3 innings since the start of September,Its almost impossible to continue at the level he was pitching for about three-fourths of the season, Showalter said.Tyler Clippard (2-3) pitched a perfect eighth, and Dellin Betances struck out the side after an infield hit in the ninth. The Yankees stopped the Orioles three-game winning streak and sent them to their second loss in eight games.Wieters planned to focus on the other contenders before getting ready for Sunday.Ill watch `em, he said. It would have been nice watching them with the win today.THE EXTRA MILEYComing off an 11-strikeout win over Arizona, Miley fanned nine, walked one and allowed nine hits in six-plus innings.Just a couple of mistakes I made later in the game, he said.Austin fell behind 1-2 in the seventh and worked the count full before the fateful slider.Kind of spun over the middle of the plate, Miley said. He hammered it.EXPANDED ROSTERSShowalter is not a fan of the expansion of active rosters from 25 to 40 from Sept. 1 on, which allows streams of pinch hitters and relief pitchers.This convoluted thing called September, youre just picking your poison, he said, pointing out the Yankees had Gary Sanchez, Brian McCann, Didi Gregorius and Ellsbury on their bench. Its why guys on the field shake their head about the way it is now.STUBBORN MULE?Showalter talked about how his wife had bought a pair of miniature donkeys.She says now she has three jackasses, he cracked.UP NEXTRHP Kevin Gausman (8-12) is scheduled to start Sunday for Baltimore. RHP Luis Cessa (4-3) is slated to pitch for New York. Brooks Robinson Jersey . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. Manny Machado Jersey . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. OREM, Utah -- Conner Toolson scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Utah Valley beat Idaho State 82-73 on Wednesday night.Kenneth Ogbe finished with 17 points and Isaac Neilson added 14 points and a team-high 12 rebounds for the Wolverines (1-1), who hit 11 3-pointers while limiting the Bengals to just 5 of 18.Ethan Telfair led all scorers with 25 points for Idaho State (0-2). Geno Luzcando added 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Bengals. Novak Topalovic had 15 pointts and 16 boards. Frank Robinson Jersey. A pair of Telfair free throws gave Idaho State a 52-46 lead with 13:12 left. 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The Cleveland Indians won the American League pennant Wednesday, and now hope to win the World Series for the first time since 1948. Air Max 270 Rebajas .Reaction to the Indians 3-0 ALCS-clinching victory over the Toronto Blue Jays was swift and plentiful. Here are some examples:And the players themselves got in the action after the game as well. Air Max 270 España .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. Comprar Air Max 270 Baratas .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.Cristiano Ronaldo says it will be a special moment when he returns to face Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League. The Real Madrid forward spent seven years at the Portuguese club between 1997 and 2003 as he came through the youth ranks before joining Manchester United in a deal worth more than £12m. Ronaldo expects special return Cristiano Ronaldo says it will be a special moment when he returns to face Sporting Lisbon He is currently in the Portuguese capital training with the national squad and will be back in Lisbon on November 22 for a Champions League clash, which he says will be amazing. Its always special to be back, he told Sky Sports at Wednesdays #CR7Live event in Lisbon.I remember going back to Old Trafford two or three years ago and now to go back to Sporting Lisbon, who was the team who created me from 11 to 18 years old.Its always a pleasure to be back and see my old stadium and my old friends.It will be amazing, but of course I have to defend my colours and I want to win the game. We need to win, too. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. Ronaldo was born on the island of Madeira and played for local sides Andorinha and Nacional in his early years before being snapped up by Sporting at the age of 11.And while he says it was difficult in his early years, he now has great memories of both the club and the city. Cristiano Ronaldo spoke to Sky Sports at the #CR7Live event It was a crucial moment in my career, he said.This is where everything started at Sporting Lisbon so its great to be back in Portugal and in Lisbon, which is my second city. It was great memories. Sky Sports Laura Woods interviewed Cristiano Ronaldo in Lisbon It was a tough moment in my career when I moved from Madeira where I was with my family, to Lisbon when I was 11 years old. Air Max 270 Baratas España. That was the most difficult time in my career. Manchester Utds Head of Performance Tony Strudwick describes what it was like to work alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford Ronaldo has gone on to be recognised as one of the worlds greatest players and this week signed a new deal that keeps him at Real Madrid until 2021, as well as a new contract with sponsors Nike.It is a fantastic moment for me, he added. Cristiano Ronaldo poses for a selfie I signed a few days ago a new deal with Real Madrid and now I signed a new deal for Nike.Its a great week and Im so proud and so happy to do it. Its a huge contract in my career so Im really glad. Also See: Nev: When I first saw Ronaldo When Ronaldo caught Fergie’s eye Ronaldo: Im far from finished The game that made Ronaldo ' ' '

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DENVER -- Foul trouble kept Nikola Jokic from playing more minutes the past two games. Darryl Strawberry Jersey . He showed what he can do when he stays on the floor.Jokic had 27 points and 15 rebounds, Gary Harris scored a career-high 24 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-107 on Monday night.Jokic finished an assist shy of his first career triple-double and tied his career high in points to help the Nuggets win their third straight game. Emmanuel Mudiay scored 18 points.Jokic averaged only 20 minutes in the first two games of the homestand after committing five fouls each game. It derailed potential big nights, but he had just one foul against the Mavericks and dominated.Mike told me he was going to beat me if I made more stupid fouls, Jokic said of coach Michael Malone. I listened.Deron Williams led Dallas with 23 points and eight assists.Denvers recent offensive surge started after its 20-point loss in Dallas on Dec. 12. Malone shook up his starting lineup and the Nuggets have responded by scoring 30 or more points in eight of the last 12 quarters and are averaging 125.3 points since the change.Theyve gotten it done with contributions from different players and Harris was a big contributor Monday. The third-year guard out of Michigan State is averaging 19.3 points since returning from a foot injury.He has three games back and I dont think its a coincidence that we have won three games in a row, Malone said.Harris got the Nuggets started early, scoring 16 in the first half as Denver overcame a 16-point deficit to lead by two at the break. The lead grew to 12 in the third but Dallas made a run to get within six late in the fourth. Jokic hit a 3-pointer, a short jumper and fed Wilson Chandler for a layup for his ninth assist.When you have a guy playing that well you want him to get it, teammate Jameer Nelson said of the triple-double. Thats a heck of an accomplishment for an individual. It means hes playing the game the right way.Jokic had a chance for his 10th assist but Mudiay missed his only 3-pointer off a pass. Jokic wasnt concerned about missing out on the feat.It doesnt really matter, he said. The game is more important than your name.The Mavericks ran out of gas after playing Sunday afternoon.They wore us down as the game went on, Williams said. They came out and hit a lot of 3s in the second half and got the lead. We battled but we couldnt outlast them.TIP-INSMavericks: G J.J. Barea returned to the lineup after missing a month with a strained right calf. He had 11 points in 13 minutes. ... Andrew Bogut (right knee) and Dirk Nowitzki (right Achilles) are hoping to return for the start of 2017.Nuggets: G Jamal Murray played despite a sore right foot. He had three points in 14 minutes. ... C Jusuf Nurkic didnt play a game after logging just eight minutes.TALL TALEMavericks coach Rick Carlisle joked before Mondays game that Jokic was taller than his listed 6-foot-11.Thats (ridiculous). He is probably like 7-4, Carlisle said. His arms are crazy long. Hes a guy thats plays an on-the-floor game but he is some player. Some of his passing is ridiculously creative and he can make shots. We know he can grab it and put in the basket because he did it about six times last game.He was equally impressed after Mondays performance.He kicked our (butt) last game too, he said. Its not a surprise; hes good.UP NEXTMavericks: At Portland on Wednesday night.Nuggets: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Neil Walker Jersey . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. Travis dArnaud Jersey . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford.OMAHA, Neb. -- Kenny Perry is getting the hang of these majors. He only wishes it had happened sooner. Perry completed a masterful performance with a 7-under 63 on Sunday that gave him a five-shot win over Fred Funk in the U.S. Senior Open. The 52-year-old Kentuckian won his second straight senior major with a flurry. His 64-63 finish and the 10-shot deficit he overcame after 36 holes set tournament records. His 13-under total of 267 matched the lowest four-round score. "It all came together. Why, after all these years?" Perry said. "Here I am, (almost) 53 years old, and it finally came together for me." On the regular tour, Perry won 14 times but was best known for collapses in the 2009 Masters and 1996 PGA Championship. Those memories haunted him again in May when he squandered a three-shot lead with six holes to play in the Senior PGA Championship and lost by two to Kohki Idoki. Just as he did two weeks ago in the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel, Pa., where he won by two shots over Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf, Perry came from well behind to win in the hills and heat at the par-70 Omaha Country Club. "This is by far the biggest tournament I ever won," Perry said. "I lost the playoff at the Masters and the PGA playoff. I didnt get the job done. Now to have a USGA title, its an Open, its our Open, its what the players play for. "To finally get it, even though its a Senior Open, I still regard it as a very high honour." Perry, who started Sunday two shots behind leader Michael Allen, was in front to stay after he birdied the second and third holes and Allen bogeyed the third. Perrys 63 matched Allens Friday score for best round of the tournament and was the best ever in a U.S. Senior Open final round. "He put it to us," Funk said. "Six under yesterday, seven today, back-to-back. Its kind of what he did two weeks ago at Fox Chapel. He just smoked the field on the weekend. He just lapped us." Perry made par over the last three holes. A wide smile crossed his face as he tapped in for par on 18. He dropped his putter, raised both arms and waved his visor to the gallery. Perry iss the ninth player to win consecutive senior majors. Jay Bruce Jersey. He said he wouldnt go for three in a row. Hes staying home to rest rather than play the British Senior Open in two weeks. Perry had six birdies and one bogey on his way to a 5-under 30 on the front nine Sunday. He started a run of four straight birdies when he blasted out of the sand to within 5 feet on No. 6. By the time he made the turn, he was three shots ahead of the fading Allen. Things momentarily got interesting when Rocco Mediate made a 10-foot putt on No. 15 for his third straight birdie to get within two shots. Over on the par-5 14th, Perry was buried in the left rough. He chipped into the fairway and was left with 130 yards to the pin. He knocked his wedge within a foot, yelling "Be right" as his ball plopped onto the green and rolled toward the cup. After the tap-in, another birdie on No. 15 and Mediates bogey on 16, Perrys lead was up to five and he was well on his way to his fourth win since he joined the Champions Tour in 2010. Perry said Mediates late run helped him keep his focus. "I was like, Oh, oh, weve got to keep going. Weve got to put the hammer down and work on out, " Perry said. "Sometimes when you get leads, you kind of hang onto that lead. I didnt want that cushion. I wanted to push it on out there. I wanted a five-shot lead coming down to the last hole." Funk, the 2009 champion, was runner-up for the second straight year and third time since 2008. He was tied with Perry after the third round but couldnt make much headway, shooting a final-round 68. Mediate (66) and Corey Pavin (67) tied for third at 7-under 273. The 54-year-old Allen needed acupuncture treatments for a pinched nerve in his neck to be able to play the last three rounds. His five-shot lead through 36 holes was the largest in tournament history. He followed his course-record 63 on Friday with a pair of 72s that left him in fifth place. "Todays round was probably the greatest round Ive ever played," Perry said. "I just was spot on with all my irons. I putted like Ben Crenshaw. Its just been a remarkable month. Ive had a great run." ' ' '

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In addition to a torn meniscus, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson also has a torn lateral collateral ligament, a source told ESPNs Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington. Cheap Vapormax China .The Vikings denied that Petersons LCL is torn and Peterson texted ESPNs Josina Anderson back saying, no torn LCL.Peterson will have surgery Thursday morning to repair the torn meniscus, the team announced Wednesday.?Peterson, who was injured Sunday, told ESPNs Josina Anderson that he has a bucket handle tear of the meniscus, which typically has a minimum recovery time of three to four months.However, the additional damage to Petersons knee, will likely change that recovery timetable.?[Im] doing it with faith and optimism, Peterson told ESPN of the procedure.Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, however, conceded Wednesday that Peterson could miss the rest of the season, but an official determination wouldnt be made until a doctor could assess the extent of the damage Thursday.Everything is possible, Zimmer said. Could be season-ending. Could be three weeks, four weeks. Who knows?Peterson had been provided with multiple options about how to treat the injury, and he had been waiting to hear back from Dr. James Andrews, who performed extensive surgery on Petersons knee in 2011, before making his decision.Peterson slightly twisted his knee at the end of a 5-yard run Sunday against the Packers. His right foot was briefly stuck under the upper leg of Kyler Fackrell as the Packers linebacker brought him to the ground. Peterson left with 3:32 to play in the third quarter.The 2015 NFL rushing leader hobbled off the field with the assistance of athletic trainers. After being examined on the sideline, Peterson hopped through a field-level club at the teams new stadium toward the Vikings locker room and was later seen using crutches with a large black brace around the knee.He had a devastating left knee injury in 2011 -- tearing both his ACL and MCL -- only to bounce back and rush for 2,097 yards in the 2012 regular season to win league MVP honors.Jerick McKinnon?will be the starting running back and Matt Asiata will serve as the backup against the?Carolina Panthers?on Sunday. The running backs?combined for 1,108 rushing yards in 2014 while Peterson missed 15 games because of NFL discipline.In addition, the Vikings signed free-agent rusher Ronnie Hillman and placed starting left tackle Matt Kalil on injured reserve with a lingering hip injury that needs surgery and will cause him to miss the rest of the 2016 season.Hillman, who worked out for the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday, started 10 games for the Denver Broncos last season and rushed for a career-high 863 yards and seven touchdowns. He spent four seasons with the Broncos, totaling 1,845 rushing yards.The injury to Peterson is the latest blow to the Vikings. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater?tore multiple knee ligaments on Aug. 30, and the team started the season with two different quarterbacks after trading for Bradford on Sept. 3. The Vikings, though, are 2-0 and in sole possession of first place in the NFC North.Theyre resilient. Theyre tough. Theyre competitive, Zimmer said. Obviously weve had a few setbacks, but I think we can go back to last year and think about some of the things that happened. Were not the type of team thats going to sit back and cry about whats happened. Were going to go forward. Try, like Ive said before, to find a way.Peterson, who has rushed for 50 yards on 31 carries this season, would carry a cap hit of $18 million for the Vikings into the 2017 season. If Peterson and the Vikings dont renegotiate the contract, a big decision would need to be made before the third day of the league year, when Peterson is due a $6 million bonus. If the Vikings choose to cut him before then, they would owe him nothing further and take no cap hit in 2017 as theres no guaranteed money in his $11.75 million base salary.ESPNs Ben Goessling contributed to this report. 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Australia 54 for 2 (Khawaja 11*) trail Sri Lanka 281 (Mendis 86, Mathews 54, Starc 5-44) by 227 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsA wicket fell from the first ball of the first innings of this Test. A wicket fell from the second ball of the second innings. Ten others tumbled throughout the opening day in Galle, where Mitchell Starcs reverse swing was just as much of a weapon as the anticipated turn on a very dry pitch. But in amongst it all was some good batting, from Kusal Mendis especially. Forget about two tiers of Test cricket, two divisions of batting already exist in this series: Mendis, and everyone else.His 176 in Pallekele was the difference between the two sides, and his 86 in Galle may again turn out to be a match-winning effort. Much of the script of this Test is yet to be written, but by stumps on day one Sri Lanka were in the stronger position: having been bowled out for 281, they had Australia at 54 for 2 in reply. And most of those runs had come from a frantic David Warner, who was dismissed in the last over of the day.Warner decided that his runs would come rapidly if at all, and flew by the seat of his pants to 42 from 41 balls. But with four balls left came the critical wicket, as he edged Dilruwan Perera to slip. He had given Australia a platform but like an unqualified builder, one that felt anything but stable. Australias batsmen will have to work exceptionally hard against Sri Lankas spinners and still trailed by 227 runs, with Usman Khawaja on 11.Shudders went through the Australian camp when Joe Burns pulled the second ball of the innings to midwicket to give debutant Vishwa Fernando a wicket from his second delivery in Test cricket. For the second time in the day, the scoreboard read 0 for 1. But just as Australia recovered to a degree, so had Sri Lanka to an even greater one. Not immediately, though.Starc bowled the first ball of the Test to Dimuth Karunaratne, who flicked uppishly to midwicket, where Burns took the catch. Not since Glenn McGrath dismissed Sanath Jayasuriya on the same ground in 1999 had Australia taken a wicket on the first ball of a Test, nor Sri Lanka lost one. By the fifth over, they were 9 for 2 when Kaushal Silva lazily drove away from his body and edged Starc behind.Starc would go on to finish with 5 for 44, the finest figures by an Australian fast bowler in a Test in Sri Lanka, and the best by any visiting pace bowler in Galle. But not before Mendis, Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera put some distance between the teams. A 108-run stand between Mendis and Perera was followed by a 67-run union between Mendis and Mathews. As Mendis batted on and on Australia must have feared a repeat of his Pallekele innings. Nike Vapormax For Sale Cheap. It was not quite to be, though he was again a class above all others. Mendis was strong through the leg side but also when driving through covers. He launched a couple of sixes, down the ground and over midwicket off Nathan Lyon, and his fifty came up from 74 deliveries. Australia were thrilled when they had Mendis adjudged lbw for 78, but a review found Josh Hazlewood had hooped the ball in too much.The Australians did not have to wait too long to see the back of Mendis, who on 86 got a faint nick behind when Starc moved one away. It was Starcs 100th Test wicket and was fine reward for consistent work in tough conditions. By this stage Kusal Perera had already departed, caught at slip off a big-turning Lyon offbreak for 49, but Mathews was still around to trouble the Australians.Mathews was intent on attacking the spinners and crashed his second ball over long-on for six off Lyon, then followed in Lyons next over with a reverse sweep for four. When debutant Jon Holland came back into the attack, Mathews was watchful for five balls and then thumped the sixth over long-on for six. Another six off Holland followed a few overs later.Australias spinners were attacking, giving the ball air and turning it, but Mathews was attacking, giving the ball air and turning it into runs for Sri Lanka. He lost Dinesh Chandimal, caught flicking Hazlewood to short midwicket for 5, but by tea Mathews was still at the crease and Sri Lanka looked dangerous with the score beyond 200.Australia did well to finish off the innings cheaply enough; the last five wickets fell for 57 runs and all came after tea. Mathews departed for 54 when he flashed at Mitchell Marsh and was caught behind, and Marsh should have had another when Dhananjaya de Silva edged to first slip, but Steven Smith spilled the opportunity and Peter Nevill was unable to clasp Smiths parry.Dilruwan Perera fell for 16 when he tried to whip Lyon, bowling around the wicket through leg, but was trapped lbw by a ball that pitched in line and straightened. Eventually Australia did get de Silva, who had been dropped on 17 and went on to make 37. He gave Holland his first Test wicket by attempting to paddle a low full toss, missing, and being adjudged lbw.Starc came back to finish off the tail, striking Lakshan Sandakans stumps with a delivery that swung in, and then bowling Rangana Herath with another ball that tailed in. Starcs five-wicket haul was greatly deserved, but will mean little unless Australias batsmen back him up on day two. ' ' '

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The final major championship of the golfing calendar begins on Thursday with the Evian Championship, which finds two of the brightest stars in the womens game at the head of the list of contenders. Air Max Outlet España .Lydia Ko of New Zealand, who is the top-ranked player in the world, returns to the Evian Resort Golf Club near Paris, where she captured her first major championship a year ago. When she returned for a practice round this past Sunday, a host of memories came to light.When I first played the 18th hole on Sunday, this past Sunday, a lot of memories (came back), Ko said. Walking down the 18th on that last day, it was so much more than I could have ever imagined it. To know that I had a lead coming down the last hole so that I could have a little bit of a breathing room. I think was great. It just brought a lot of great memories.Kos own recollections of that memorable Sunday afternoon remain vivid.To remember all the seats by the green to be all full of people, for people to cheer our final group on, and the double whammy tears and the New Zealand flag, theres so many great things about this event, she said. ... but its just really hard to choose one best one because every moment really stood out to me.Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand rank one and two, respectively, in the world rankings as well as the battle for the Rolex Player of the Year Award. Jutanugarn, who has a tour-leading five victories this season, is once again planning to leave her drive out of her bag.I tried to hit driver on Monday, she said, but Im not really (feeling) comfortable because this course is really narrow and its not that long to me to hit driver, so no driver this week.Several other players are chasing historical milestones this week. Yani Tseng (Taiwan) and Laura Davies (England) each can complete a career grand slam with a victory here. In addition, Karrie Webb (Australia) is trying to win her sixth different major championship.The field also includes Brooke Henderson (Canada), In Gee Chun (South Korea), Carolta Ciganda (Spain), Suzann Pettersen (Norway), Charley Hull (England), Anna Nordqvist (Sweeden) and Stacy Lewis (United States).The golf course will play to 6,470 yards with a par of 71. Comprar Air Max Baratas Online . 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. Air Max Baratas España . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. Australian captain Cameron Smith will leapfrog coach Mal Meninga on the international appearance list when the Kangaroos take on New Zealand in Coventry next week.Smith played his 46th game in the green and gold against Scotland in Hull on Friday to draw level with Meningas tally and will only trail Darren Lockyer (59) on the all-time list if he plays against the Kiwis next week.Mal let me know I was equalling his record on the team walk this morning, Smith said.Its funny, because I have 46 Test matches and 23 of them as captain and that is what Mal finished with and he said this will probably be your last game!Hoppefully I get another start. Air Max Baratas Outlet. Smith has worked under Meninga for over a decade with Queensland and now Australia and the 33-year-old said hes honoured to have matched his milestone.Mal was a guy I looked up to as a young boy. He was part of my dream to become and Australian representative, Smith said.Ive been lucky enough to be coached by Mal for a while now, but the last 10 months have been special.And to play the same amount of games as a Kangaroos legend is quite humbling. ' ' '

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The Wildcats handled it well through the first two weeks, but the pressure continued to build, contributing to a loss to Xavier.Villanova went on to win the national championship and entered this season ranked No. 4 in the AP preseason poll. The Wildcats moved up to No. 2 by week 3 and this week received 57 of 65 first-place votes to supplant Kentucky at No. 1.The Wildcats (8-0) at least know what to expect heading into games against La Salle on Tuesday and No. 23 Notre Dame on Saturday.We know what its like, Wright said. We know what the attention is like, we know what the effort of the other team is like. Our first thought is, this gets La Salle to even another level.---KENTUCKY BOUNCEBACKKentucky coach John Calipari said last week that he wanted his team to play a close game after the Wildcats won their first seven by 21 points or more.Kentucky got more than that on Saturday, when it lost 97-92 to then-No. 11 UCLA in Lexington. The loss ended the Wildcats home winning streak at 42 games and dropped them to No. 6 in this weeks poll.Kentucky (7-1) hosts Valparaiso on Wednesday and Hofstra on Sunday.There are great lessons out of this, Calipari said after the UCLA defeat. I wish we would have come back and won. I would have liked to learn from that lesson a little bit more. But sometimes you need to get hit on the chin, especially at home.---BRUINS RISINGUCLAs win over Kentucky gave the Bruins (9-0) a huge boost in the poll, moving them up nine spots to No. 2 on Monday. They also received two first-place votes.UCLA also gets to savor the victory over the Wildcats, getting a week off before facing another difficult game Saturday against Michigan at Pauley Pavilion.We have a goal: from good to great, UCLA coach Steve Alford said. Were not great yet, but we knew we were good coming in. We took a pretty good step toward being a little bit better than good.---ANNIVERSARY GAMENo. 5 Duke (8-1) has a tough game Tuesday night, facing No. 21 Florida at Madison Square Garden.On Saturday, the Blue Devils will play UNLV at the new T-Mobile Arena along The Strip in Las Vegas. The game will be the first meeting between the teams since Duke knocked off undefeated UNLV in the 1991 Final Four on its way to the first of five national championships for coach Mike Krzyzewski.The Runnin Rebels (5-3) are rebuilding in their first season under Marvin Menzies, and Duke is finally getting healthy, so it probably wont come close to living up to that epic game 25 years ago.---BIG SATURDAYSaturday has a big slate of games involving ranked teams, including No. 3 Kansas vs. Nebraska, No. 11 Xavier vs. Utah, No. 16 Butler against No. 23 Cincinnati, No. 17 Wisconsin at Marquette, and No. 20 Arizona at Missouri.---WATCH LISTTeams to keep an eye on this week for possible entry into the poll next week:Southern California. The Trojans (8-0) are still undefeated and have one game this week, against Pepperdine.Ohio State. The Buckeyes (7-1) played No. 14 Virginia close last week, with Florida Atlantic and UConn coming up this week.Florida State. 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The ship eased past the fishermens boats and the ferry coming in from Elephanta Caves and headed out to what, in my boyish imagination, was Ali Babas magical ocean, the Arabian Sea. Also among the crowd on the deck where I stood with my parents were four famous cricketers and I threw unbelieving glances at them to confirm they were really there, an excited vibration bubbling through my blood at my luck not just to be watching them from beyond the boundary but to be sailing to England with them as my companions.Three of the cricketers were Indians: BB Nimbalkar, who had come close to beating Don Bradmans world record when he scored 443 not out in a Ranji Trophy match three years earlier; Gul Mohammad, known for once pulling a six that went chest high all the way into the stand at square leg; and Indias foremost allrounder, Vinoo Mankad. It was March 1952, and a month later the English cricket season was to begin with India that summers visiting team. These three had not been selected to play for India and were going to play for clubs in the Lancashire League, a lucrative refuge for international cricketers at a loose end. A similar professional arrangement in Australia attracted English players during the southern summer, and one such was the fourth cricketer on board, Jim Laker.Serenely, as if gliding on a mirror of the sea, the SS Stratheden slid out of Bom Bahia, the Good Bay, that was once a proud Portuguese possession before they presented it to the English as dowry in a royal alliance. The island of Bombay sank behind us, a haze fell over the Malabar coast, India receded.And then all is blue and sunny in the recollections of the next fortnight that flash in my mind. As for how it happened and what we talked about, over 60 years later I have no memory. But even before we stopped in Aden four days later, I was friends with the four cricketers, playing deck quoits with Laker and Mankad, and chatting with Nimbalkar and Gul in the bar. We were together in a group when the ship docked in Aden and Marseille, and we went ashore. Gul never seemed to leave the bar, and the sharp image of him - of his round face and short, straight black hair with its side parting, head bent with his eyes fixed on the glass of beer - has not lost a single pixel all these years later; a sad image, which alternates in my mind with those from a match I watched him play at the Brabourne Stadium.Paying their own fare, the four cricketers were travelling second class, and I heard that the entire West Indies team, which had completed the 1951-52 tour of Australia, was on board the SS Stratheden in first class. I had seen them play at the Brabourne Stadium when they toured India in 1948-49, the towering Clyde Walcott, maroon cap on his head, grinning after a back-footed shot straight past the bowler, and Everton Weekes square-cutting with ferocious power on his march to a fifth consecutive Test century. Unbelievably, here they all were, even Sonny Ramadhin and Alf Valentine, those little pals of mine, and its still impossible to mention their names without hearing that song and doing a happy little jig. To see them, all I needed was to slip into the ships forbidden first-class territory, not too difficult a project for the chameleon capabilities of a 17-year-old boy.And there they were, some eight or nine of them lying in deckchairs scattered on the immaculately painted deck. I stared in awe at each and, with palpitating heart, wondered if I dare approach them for autographs, but did not, largely because I did not want to be noticed by the ships staff. I stayed long enough to satisfy my curious eyes and withdrew. The picture has remained like a vivid dream for over 60 years, though only as a general composition of bodies on a deck without a particular identification, as if arranged there by way of a modern art installation, lying limply resigned to the seemingly unending months-long voyage.T he 1952 English season began soon after we arrived in early April. Being among the earliest immigrants after the dissolution of the Empire, our racial identity made us conspicuous among the native English. When I enrolled in a grammar school in London at the start of the summer term, as the only brown-skinned boy in a sea of pink bodies, it was neither unnatural nor surprising that I should be the object of mockery and insults. But not for long. Come the games afternoon for the senior boys, the cricket master saw me with the bat, and within weeks I was opening the innings for the 1st XI, and before the term ended Id won the respect of the whole school.In the meanwhile the Indian team arrived for their tour and I went to see a traditional friendly opener, on a dull, blustery day at the end of April, against an Indian club in Osterley. It was more of a social event where some of the English press got to know the tourists. Mankad had originally been left out by the selectors and had gone to play in the Lancashire League. Soon after the tour began, however, there was a resolution to whatever the problem had been, and Mankad was back. The warm, friendly person whom Id called Vinoo bhai when playing deck quoits was the soul of India when they played England at Lords. The Test was also memorable for Godfrey Evans scoring 98 in one pre-lunch session, and for the young Peter May and Tom Graveney showing promise of greatness to come, but Mankad dominated. England commenced their second innings and when the captain, Vijay Hazare, called on Mankad to open the bowling, I remember him squatting near the bowling crease and rubbing the new ball in the grass to take the shine off.Fred Trueman, the rising English star, overwhelmed the tourists that summer, his speed intimidating two of their principal batsmen, Pankaj Roy and Polly Umrigar, into pathetic submission. By the end of the season Trueman had established himself as the English spearhead, soon to be partnered by the elegant Brian Statham. Over the coming seasons, it would be a thrill to see this muscular and stocky figure, his black hair bouncing, come tearing down one end like a bull. At the other was the slim, tall Statham, quiet, taking off like a predator in the forest, his feet doing a smooth shuffle and gathering pace before a little leap with the ball held high above his head, the right arm straigght and the left elbow aimed at the batsman, and then the final stride and full swing of the arm for delivery. Air Max 95 From China. On wickets that did not favour speed, the ball was handed to Laker, who licked his fingers at the start of his short run and kept a poker face as he imparted deceptive flight, and to his inseparable fellow spinner, the balding Tony Lock. After the Old Trafford Test against Australia in which Laker took 19 wickets, a television crew filmed him driving back to London, his face not betraying the slightest emotion, as if nothing had happened. He had fulfilled his duty, done his best for England and that was all; in those days there was none of the celebratory jumping for joy and hugging of team-mates each time a wicket fell.After finishing school, where I was the cricket captain for two seasons and played as opening batsman and wicketkeeper, I spent the second half of the 1950s at a university where I read and wrote poetry. Aged 24 in 1959, I graduated with a mediocre degree. But Id begun to publish poems and essays, and in that England of 1960, when coloured immigrants were discriminated against for all but menial service jobs, I had the curious distinction of being turned down for every job I applied for but being accepted as a poet. One Sunday, the Observer advertised a position for an assistant sports editor; although I was unqualified, I sent in an application composed in a literary style that caught the eye of Christopher Brasher, the sports editor. He had set the pace for Roger Bannisters record-breaking sub-four-minute mile and then won a gold medal as a steeplechaser at the 1956 Olympics. On reading my letter, Brasher called me for an interview and received me in his office with a warm, friendly welcome; he said that the assistant editors job was out of the question, but was there anything else I could do. I could think of nothing, but said, Your chief cricket correspondent [Alan Ross] is a poet, I am a poet, therefore, I can be a cricket correspondent. Brasher smiled, and said hed try me out. And soon came a Saturday when I was sent to Oxford for my first county cricket assignment.A year later, led by Ted Dexter, the MCC boarded a Pakistan International Airlines flight to Karachi for its 1961-62 tour of Pakistan and India, and I went with them as the Observers correspondent, sitting next to the England batsman Bob Barber in the window seat of a Boeing 707. It was not a memorable tour and was, in fact, entirely forgettable. Englands most successful batsman, Ken Barrington, of the flawless technique and zero style, accumulated runs as though they had to be stolen like a squirrel gathering nuts, and was tiresome to watch.Dexter, who was expected to thrill with his dazzling style, had the occasional brilliant moment but was largely disappointing. None of the bowlers made a mark, and the general performance of the two home teams in Test after Test required protracted patience from the spectators. These were the kind of boring and irrelevant Tests that created the climate for the popularity of one-day internationals. It was the end of a dull, waning period, the end of an era before the one that would colourfully speed up the game and impart a forced excitement.Back in London after the tour, I found that my reports in the Observer had made me a familiar name, and I received invitations to play in celebrity matches starring some famous retired cricketers who wrote weekly columns for the Sunday papers. I had the pleasure of keeping wicket to Learie Constantine, then in his 60s, who, some years before I was born, had been the earliest of the West Indians to have impressed the colonising power that one of its subjects was an equal match. A gleam in his eyes, he tossed the ball up and had the batsman and me mesmerised as we watched it float through the air, wondering which way it would turn. At the other end, I stood up to an even more cunning spinner, Richie Benaud. It felt strange fixing my eyes on him from behind the stumps. A decade or so earlier I had seen Benaud establish himself as a leading allrounder in a Test at Lords - his demeanour boyishly eager then - and here he was, no longer boyish but mature and relaxed and yet sharply athletic, confounding me with his disguised spin.In the same match another Australian, Jack Fingleton, was the principal batsman in our side. He was at the crease when a wicket fell and I was next man in. Naturally, as a young amateur, I was eager to impress my celebrated peers, and so carefully defended a couple of balls to get my eye in. That didnt please Fingleton, who, in his turn, was eager to demonstrate to the crowd that he was still the great batsman he had been in his youth. To his irritation, a chance single saw me facing the next over, leaving him again at the bowlers end. As the Cambridge mathematician GH Hardy once said, cricket is a game you play against 11 players of the opposing team and ten of your own. But Id qualify that by saying that cricket is also a game in which you sincerely applaud a brilliant stroke or a fine delivery regardless of who executes it. And so, with Fingleton beginning to fume that he was not getting the strike, I stepped forward and executed a perfect off drive. Fingleton came running down and we were about to cross when, turning his head, he saw the ball cross the boundary. Though naturally frustrated not to get the strike, he said, Good shot and walked back to the non-strikers end. Another great cricketer was in London that season, Frank Worrell, writing a weekly column for the Observer. That made him a colleague of the other reporters, whereupon one of them, Clement Freud, had the idea of arranging a match so that we could say - as I am doing now - that wed played with Frank Worrell.We played against a club in Brighton on a pitch that had seen much action earlier that summer, leaving it with more grainy dust than grass. Winning the toss, we batted first, with me opening the innings and Worrell at No. 3. I took guard and faced the first ball. It pitched just short of a length, a very ordinary delivery, its only virtue that it was on a straight line. I leaned forward, presenting the full face of a defensive bat. The ball did not bounce and skidded along the grainy dust, slipped past my bat, and hit the off stump.I pulled my bat back, stood up and began the dismal walk to the pavilion. Halfway there, I passed Worrell, gently shaking his head in commiseration as our eyes met. Bad luck, he said and walked on. He went on to score a hundred. ' ' '

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