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Sebastian Vettel has been told he has to earn a contract renewal at Ferrari beyond 2017 by team boss Maurizio Arrivabene. Anthony Rizzo Cubs Jersey . Vettel has been urged to focus on the car by Arrivabene following suggestions he is trying to replicate Michael Schumachers dynamic with the team, with the seven-times world champion famed for involving himself in every part of the Scuderias operation.Amid a frustrating season for Ferrari, in which they have failed to win a race and have slipped behind Red Bull as Mercedes nearest challengers, four-time champion Vettels own form has come under scrutiny with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen posing a closer challenge than in 2015. Vettel crashed out of last weeks Malaysia GP at the first corner, earning a three-place grid penalty for this weekends Japanese GP, and admitted at Suzuka his form had been up and down in 2016.The 29-year-olds three-year contract runs to the end of next season, but Arrivabene has hinted they will not be focusing on any renewal until 2017.Sebastian today has a contract with us, we have work to do this year, and also the next. During the season we will see, Arrivabene told Italys Sky F1 at the Japanese GP. Sebastian Vettel runs into Nico Rosberg at the start of the Malaysia GP. Everybody has an objective. I have, the team has, Sebastian has, everybody has. So its right everybody has to earn their position and salary.The departure of technical chief James Allison in July, and the teams admission that their development programme had stalled over the summer, has cranked up the pressure on an outfit whose last Drivers Championship success came nine years ago.Asked if Ferrari would do what they did during Michael Schumachers less successful early years at the team in the late 1990s and hand Vettel a new deal in times of trouble, Arrivabene replied: Today, times are a little changed in the sense that what worked with Michael might not necessarily work with Sebastian.Sebastian just needs to focus on the car. He is a person who he gives so much and that sometimes means an interest a bit of everything. [Vettel] does not do it with polemical spirit, he does it because hes completely immersed in what people call family but I call the team.Reacting to Arrivabenes eye-catching comments, Sky F1s Anthony Davidson said: They are strong words. You dont know who Vettel is talking to behind the scenes, but then again its the drivers job to help motivate the team and put the people in place you want around you, like Schumacher did. Also See: The F1 Gossip Column What do the F1 drivers listen to? Mark Grace Jersey .The long-haired pivot, who joined the Alouettes midway through the CFL season and put up a 9-3 record as a starter, will be listed as the top quarterback in training camp next spring.With a full training camp under his belt, the Alouettes will see if he has what it takes to get them back to the Grey Cup game after a four-year absence. Kyle Schwarber Cubs Jersey . "After consultation with the Team USA medical staff and officials, it was determined that he should return to Winnipeg as a precaution due to his previous injury history," Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Wednesday in a statement. LOS ANGELES -- Staring down the prospect of an 0-3 series deficit, the Anaheim Ducks finally figured out a way to beat the Los Angeles Kings. Even if that way involved a third-period goalie change, two unlikely power-play goals and another wild finish. "Its been like this all year," Teemu Selanne said. "We sell tickets. You never know whats going to happen in our games, but weve got to try to make it a little easier." Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, Corey Perry got his first goal of the series, and the Ducks beat the Kings 3-2 on Thursday night to trim Los Angeles series lead to 2-1. Anaheim snapped the Kings six-game post-season winning streak. Ben Lovejoys goal with 2:55 to play turned out to be the winner after two earlier goals from the Ducks long-struggling power play. Mike Richards then scored for the Kings with 30 seconds left, but the top-seeded Ducks hung on for just their third win in their last seven playoff games. "It feels good to put a seed of doubt in their mind, hopefully," Lovejoy said. "The Ducks are coming." Game 4 is Saturday night at Staples Center. Jonas Hiller made seven saves in the final 9:58 after rookie goalie Frederik Andersen left with a right leg injury for the Ducks, who bounced back from two narrow losses in Anaheim to open the series. Andersen was solid in Game 3 until getting hurt during a wild scramble midway through the third period. Hiller had to make two tough saves immediately after entering the game, but the Swiss goalie finished strong despite Richards late goal on a midair rebound of Tanner Pearsons shot while Jonathan Quick was pulled for an extra attacker. "Its a challenge for a goalie to come in like that, but it seems like this season is a lot of back-and-forth play," Hiller said. "We were just glad we finally scored three goals in a game." Anaheim scored just three goals total in two games at Honda Center to open the local rivals first playoff meeting. The Ducks regained their edge Thursday, while the Kings struggled to respond in front of their home fans. Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist, and Quick stopped 19 shots for the Kings, who hadnt lost since Game 3 of their stunnning first-round series against San Jose. Albert Almora Jr Jersey. "Anytime you are down in a series, you are going to come in desperate, and we had to match that desperation," Kings centre Jarret Stoll said. "I dont think we did that. We didnt have it tonight. We werent good enough in a lot of areas." Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau curiously changed starting goalies for Game 3, replacing Hiller with Andersen, the Danish rookie who played poorly in all three road games in the first round against Dallas. Boudreau repeatedly said Hiller had played well against the Kings in the first two games, giving up just five goals, but Andersen beat Los Angeles three times in the regular season, while Hiller is winless in his career at Staples Center. The Ducks didnt have the same vociferous road support enjoyed by the Kings at Honda Center earlier in the series, but Anaheim still silenced Staples Center just 4:06 into Game 3. Ryan Getzlaf got the puck down low to Patrick Maroon, who found Perry in the slot for his third goal of the post-season. Perry, second in the NHL with 43 goals in the regular season, hadnt scored in the series. The Kings evened it when Marian Gaborik set up a one-timer for Carter, who hadnt scored a goal in the Kings last four playoff games. Anaheim couldnt score during a 4-on-3 advantage for 59 seconds late in the period, but Nick Bonino found Selanne with a saucer pass for the Finnish Flashs 44th career goal in 126 post-season games. Matt Beleskey went to the dressing room early in the third period after a hard hit on the boards by Kings captain Dustin Brown. The Ducks said Beleskey had a lower-body injury. Lovejoy scored his second goal of the post-season on a 2-on-1 rush with Andrew Cogliano, sending Kings fans to the exits. NOTES: Maroon extended his scoring streak to six games, the longest post-season streak by a rookie since Los Angeles Warren Rychel in 1993. ... Anze Kopitar, who had an assist, has a point in all 10 of the Kings playoff games. The last Kings player with a 10-game point streak in a single post-season was Wayne Gretzky in 1993. ... The Ducks are staying in a hotel across the street until Saturday, but theyll take a bus 30 miles back home to Anaheim for practice Friday. ' ' '
CREMONA, Italy -- Italy celebrated 100 caps for captain Sergio Parisse and Martin Castrogiovanni by beating a Fiji side reduced to 11 men at one point 37-31 on Saturday. cheap jerseys . Despite the advantage of four Fijians being sent to the sin-bin in eight minutes early in the first half, Italy almost spoiled the occasion for two of their rugby greats by blowing a 30-10 lead with 20 minutes to go. Fiji scored three converted tries to pull within six with five minutes left, but time ran out, and Fiji missed out on a fifth straight win to match their record runs in 1934 and 1999. "I wanted to celebrate with a win, but not suffering so much," Parisse said. "But after the heavy defeat against Australia, we had to win and we did so. "Certainly, there are so many things to improve on but you can work more calmly when you get a positive result." Fiji also had replacement Sisa Koyamaibole sent to the sin bin late on to set an unwanted international record of the most yellow cards by one team in a match. As early as the third minute, Fiji flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu was warned that he was fortunate not to be yellow-carded for a dangerous tackle which forced Luca Morisi out of the match and gifted three points to Luciano Orquera. The first try arrived in the ninth minute with a swift counterattack after Orquera lost the ball to centre Asaeli Tikoirotuma, who raced almost the entire length of the pitch before offloading to fullback Metuisela Talebula. Captain Akapusi Qera was the first to be sin-binned in the 21st for lashing out at scrumhalf Edoardo Gori after play had already been stopped for a penalty. Qera was swiftly joined in the bin by Tikoirotuma for a dangerous tackle and No. 8 Sakiusa Matadigo for a high tackle, and Italy took the lead with a second Orquera penalty. It worsened for Fiji as inside centre Nemani Nadolo was binned for an intentional knock down. Against 11 men, Italy drove Parisse across in a rolling maul for a converted try. Qera came back but Italy managed a second try, with fullback Luke McLean forcing his way over between two tacklers, and Italy bumped its lead to 20-5. Another Orquera penalty started the second half, but Fiji reduced the deficit through a Nagusa try. The Fijians continued to sabotage themselves with more indiscipline. Orquera missed another penalty but Italy extended its lead in the 58th with a penalty try. But up 30-10, Italy was looking far from convincing. Nadolo claimed a try, but Fiji had a fifth yellow card when Koyamaibole was punished for a shoulder charge on Tommaso Iannone. Italy thought it sealed the match when Fijian-born Manoa Vosawai scored for 37-17 with 10 minutes remaining. However, winger Napolioni Nalaga crossed and Nagusa grabbed his second try of the match while Parisse was in the sin-bin. Italy hung on without its captain for its first win since March, ending a streak of four losses. ------ Italy 37 (Sergio Parisse, Luke McClean, Manoa Vosawai tries; penalty try; Luciano Orquera 3 conversions, 3 penalties, Tommaso Allan conversion), Fiji 31 (Timoci Nagusa 2, Metuisela Talebulamaijaina, Nemani Nadolo, Napolioni Nalaga tries; Seremaia Bai 3 conversions). HT: 20-5 Cheap nfl nike jerseys . James scored 25 points against his former team, leading the energized Heat to a 114-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Dwyane Wade added 24 points and Chris Bosh had 22 for the Heat, idle since a 90-84 loss Tuesday at Indiana. wholesale nfl nike jerseys . At quarterback, all agree that Andy Dalton has been a wonderful surprise, but to truly progress he has to play his best in the playoffs. The two losses in the wildcard rounds keep the evaluation on Dalton open -- just like it did for Peyton Manning many years ago and Matt Ryan until last year.WASHINGTON -- Trevor Ariza scored 26 points, Bradley Beal added 22, and the Washington Wizards took an early lead and never lost it Wednesday night, shooting 54 per cent in a 104-91 win over the Utah Jazz. John Wall had 14 points and 10 assists, and Marcin Gortat had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Wizards, who have won seven of eight. This one was noteworthy if only for substantial contributions from recent additions Drew Gooden and Andre Miller, two thirty-somethings who teamed up for a run that padded the lead in the first half. Alec Burks scored 19 points, and Trey Burke added 14 to lead the Jazz, who have dropped the first four games of their six-game road trip. Their 7-24 road record is the worst in the Western Conference. The Wizards led by as many as 15 in both the second and third quarters, but they never could put the Jazz away. Diante Garretts 3-pointer cut the deficit to five early in the fourth, and it wasnt until Ariza made it 96-85 with a 3-pointer with 4:11 to play that the Wizards could start to feel somewhat comfortable. Thirty-year-old Gooden and 37-year-old Miller made their marks early in the second quarter. Gooden, playing his fourth game of a 10-day contract after sitting idle since last summer, scored his first points of the season by rolling ooff eight quick points. cheap jerseys from china. Three of the four baskets came on assists from Miller, who was acquired in a trade deadline deal two weeks ago from the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets shipped Miller after he had been excused from the team since his argument with the coach during a game on New Years Day. Gooden finished with 12 points, his first double-digit game since April 21, 2012. Miller finished with six assists, his most since Dec. 23. In addition, the quiet Verizon Center crowd got to see some buzzer-beaters. Jeremy Evans banked in a 21-footer to wrap up the first quarter after each team committed a turnover in the final two seconds. Wall ended the first half with a fast-break reverse slam after poking the ball away from Burke. Evans struck again at the end of the third quarter with a baseline jumper with one-tenth of a second on the clock. The Wizards improved to 4-1 since Nene was sidelined with a knee injury. Ariza and Gortat have noticeably stepped up in the Brazilian big mans absence. Ariza was 4 for 6 from 3-point range Wednesday and is 26 for 40 over his past six games. Notes: Wizards F Kevin Seraphin missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore right knee, while F Martell Webster sat out his second straight with a sore back. ... Gortat grabbed his 3,000th career rebound. ' ' '
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NEW YORK -- Denver All-Pro linebacker Von Miller is among 20 NFL players suspended for the beginning of the NFL season. Swell Bottle Australia . Miller will be out for six games for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. He will miss Thursday nights opener between Super Bowl champion Baltimore and the Broncos. The league wanted a longer penalty for the third-year linebacker, but the sides agreed to less than half the season. It will cost Miller about $800,000. "I made mistakes and my suspension has hurt my team, Broncos fans, and myself," Miller said when the agreement was reached last month. "I am especially sorry for the effect of my bad decisions on others. I will not make the same mistakes about adhering to the policy in the future. " Two players are suspended for eight games: Ravens defensive back Asa Jackson and Cincinnati defensive end DeQuin Evans, under the performance-enhancing drugs policy. None of the 20 players has been suspended for violating the personal conduct policy, although Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested in New Jersey in May on drugs and weapons charges and will miss four games for substance abuse. His case was sent to a grand jury. Also suspended under the substance abuse policy for four games each were: Jacksonville receiver Justin Blackmon, Indianapolis receiver LaVon Brazill, New York Giants safety Will Hill, Washington linebacker Rob Jackson, Arizona linebacker Daryl Washington, and Baltimore safety Christian Thompson. Also barred for substance abuse, but with lesser suspensions, were: Minnesota fullback Jerome Felton (three games), Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon (two), San Francisco tight end Demarcus Dobbs (one), Rams running back Isaiah Pead (one) and Chiefs offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins (one). Suspended four games for using performance enhancers were: Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin, St. Louis linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Oakland receiver Andre Holmes, Washington defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins and Minnesota tackle DeMarcus Love. Swell Water Bottle Sale Australia . Louis second-period goal increased the New York Rangers lead but Dustin Brown has countered for the Los Angeles Kings who now trail the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. Swell Lily Wood . The whole deflation of New England Patriots footballs is like a murder mystery without the violence or significance. On one side, this is a ridiculous issue.LINZ, Austria - Top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard overcame a slow start to beat Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round of the Generali Ladies on Wednesday.Bouchard dropped her opening service game and the Wimbledon finalist failed to shrug off her 100th-ranked opponent until 4-4. The sixth-ranked Canadian then won six straight games and smoothly closed out the win.Bouchard and No. 7 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic are the only seeded players left in the tournament after the first round.No. 2 Ana Ivanovic pulled out injured while No. 3 Dominika Cibulkova and No. 5 Sabine Lisicki both slipped to three-set defeats on Wednesday.Two-time former champion Ivanovic withdrew with a hip complaint one day after receiving medical treatment during her first-round win over Pauline Parmentier of France.This injury has been plaguing me the whole summer, and it got worse during the recent tournaments in Asia, Ivanovic said in a statement on the tournament website. I am sorry but I cant play on.The eighth-ranked Ivanovic, who won thhe indoor hard-court event in Austria in 2008 and 2010 and reached the final last year, has qualified for the WTA Finals in Singapore. Swell Teakwood Bottle. Her withdrawal advanced Madison Brengle of the United States to her first career quarterfinal.Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany rallied to defeat Cibulkova 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The 94th-ranked Friedsam missed two match points while serving at 5-2 but converted the fourth chance in her next service game.Karin Knapp of Italy beat Lisicki 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (1) after failing to serve out the match at 5-3 in the final set.In second-round play, Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland advanced to her fourth quarterfinal of the season by rallying to defeat Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.Camila Giorgi of Italy saved 10 of 11 break points while beating Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 6-3, 6-2 to set up a quarterfinal against Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, who routed Klara Koukalova of Czech Republic 6-0, 6-2.Erakovic had six aces to earn her first quarterfinal since reaching the semifinals in Washington in July. ' ' '
SINGAPORE - Serena Williams will play two of the tours young rising stars in the round-robin stage of this years WTA finals in Singapore. Zach Werenski Blue Jackets Jersey .The draw Saturday placed top-seeded Williams in the Red Group with 23-year-old Simona Halep and 20-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard as well as the more experienced Ana Ivanovic, who has beaten the American only once in eight matches.I dont care who I play, to be perfectly honest with you. You can put me against anybody at this point, Im ready, said the top-ranked Williams, whose appearance in Singapore was in doubt after she pulled out of the China Open tournament earlier this month with a knee injury. I really cant wait for my match. I wish I had a match tomorrow.Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., is playing in the event for the first time.The tournament starts Monday at the 10,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium. The 33-year-old Williams won this years U.S. Open and has won the past two WTA finals.The White Group sees second-seeded Maria Sharapova, the French Open champion, joined by Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska.Im quite happy with my group, said Sharapova, who is coming into the tournament after winning the China Open.I think every match will be a challenge. There are some players that Ive lost to this year, and some players that I beat, so its a little bit of everything. I hope to start on a good note.Denmarks Wozniacki has had a resurgent season, climbing back inside the worlds top 10 and reaching her second US Open final before losing to Williams.Im just excited to be here. Its tough competitors Im against. Im looking forward to the challenge and getting some great matches.Third-ranked Halep is in search of her first major title after making several semifinals this year.Its not an easy draw, said the Romanian. But everyone here is strong and a great player. Ill enjoy my matches and try my best to winThe draw was made at a shopping mall. Nick Foligno Jersey . -- New York Yankees centre fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI Thursday of his ailing right calf, which was negative. Brandon Dubinsky Jersey . -- Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants.Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay had his drivers license suspended one year for his March arrest for driving while intoxicated, the Indianapolis Star reported Thursday. According to the Star, the suspension became effective on May 27 and was confirmed by documents obtained from Hamilton County court. Indiana law requires a one-year revoke of ones drivers license for refusing to submit to a blood test while under suspicion of DWI, which Irsay did when he was stopped by police in the Inndianapolis suburb of Carmel on March 16. Boone Jenner Jersey. The 54-year-old was later taken into custody after failing several field sobriety tests. Irsay is awaiting a June 19 hearing on misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body. Police reports stated that multiple prescription drugs were discovered in Irsays car during an inventory search, none of which were associated with any of the prescription bottles found. ' ' '
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox announced Tuesday that former designated hitter Jim Thome has joined the franchise as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn. Cheap Air Max 2017 . Thome spent parts of four seasons with the White Sox, hitting 134 home runs and driving in 369 runs. He will consult with Hahn and assistant general manager Buddy Bell while working with the White Sox and their minor league affiliates. Thome, who pointed out he is not officially retired from baseball, said he was contacted by Bell two weeks ago about the opportunity to help coach. "Hes a strong baseball guy," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "I look forward to having him around." Thomes 612 homers over his 22-year career are seventh in major-league history. He also had 1,699 RBIs. He was a member of two pennant-winning teams in Cleveland (1995, 1997) and his solo home run was the only run in the White Soxs 1-0 win over Minnesota in a one-game playoff for the 2008 American League Central division title. Thome was a favourite of White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf when he played in Chicago from 2006-2009. "When I left here, Jerry always joked he wanted me to come back at some point," Thome said. The Peoria, Ill., native called the fact that its a Chicago team a key to being involved in coaching. "This is my home," he said. "This is where I live." Air Max Outlet Online . Winnipeg trailed by five points in the final minute when quarterback Drew Willy completed a 13-play, 75-yard drive with Feoli-Gudinos 18-yard touchdown catch on third down to lift the Bombers to a 34-33 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night. Cheap Air Max Sale . -- What Anthony Jennings lacked in experience, LSU more than compensated for with a talented supporting cast in the Outback Bowl.MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- England and Honduras drew 0-0 in a fiery and physical final World Cup warm-up match that saw Honduras defender Brayan Beckeles sent off at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday. The weather was as wild as some of the action on the pitch in Miami Gardens, with the game halted midway through the first half for 45 minutes due to a lightning storm. England struggled to create scoring chances even with a man advantage, and the pressure will grow for Ross Barkley to start in Brazil after the 20-year-old midfielder raised the tempo when he came on at half time. "If you look at the chances we had the better, but were quite frustrated," captain Steven Gerrard said. "The ref was poor, the game was interrupted, there was a big one in the first half and they were doing stupid fouls. There was no rhythm. Were frustrated but relieved at no injuries. "There were some horrific tackles for a friendly. I got caught with a bad one." Beckeles, who had been booked for a lunge on Danny Welbeck, was shown a second yellow card in the 66th minute after catching Leighton Baines face with his elbow. "The lesson is we cant play with 10, we need to be more careful," Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez said through a translator. Honduras kicks off its World Cup campaign next Sunday against France, a day after England opens against Italy. The hot and humid conditions were exactly what England came to Miami for, but not the storm that worsened during the opening 20 minutes. Before the disruption, Wayne Rooneys free kick was spilled by Noel Valladares but no England player was primed to exploit the goalkeepers shakiness. And, when Rooney set up Daniel Sturridge, the striker sttruck wide on the turn. Air max Outlet. Warning messages flashed up on stadium big screens urging fans to first leave their uncovered seats, and then for the players to go off the pitch. "We were just about to slice through them and it was a great relief for them when the rain came," England goalkeeper Joe Hart said. When they returned, Emilio Izaguirre was fortunate not to be sent off for tripping Sturridge and then kicking the striker as he was on the ground. The defender was only booked by Ricardo Salazar. "I dont understand refs seeing balls slammed into players chests," Gerrard said. "Its a clear red card." England was more threatening after the break when Rooney and captain Gerrard were replaced by the youthful legs of Barkley and Jack Wilshere. Barkley quickly unleashed a shot from outside the penalty area, and later burst forward unchallenged to feed Sturridge, who chipped wide. It was surprising that it took until the 66th for a red card to be shown, but England could not exploit its man advantage. Although Barkley was adding energy and pace with his runs, Sturridge squandered another opening when he headed wide from Glen Johnsons cross. "It was a real stop-start game, one of the most frustrating Ive been involved in for a long time," England coach Roy Hodgson said. "We had a long stoppage, I thought we dealt with it and in the second half it was attack vs. defence. "They got their men behind the ball and we didnt take our chances. We attempted to make them but this is a game I will soon forget. I will take the draw and that we got away without injuries and that we have experience against Central American opposition." ' ' '
Shut out in their third straight loss to cap the weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays hope to have a little more pop in their lineup on Tuesday afternoon when they begin a quick two-game set with the Milwaukee Brewers. Fake Air Jordan 18 . Though still leading the AL East, Toronto has lost four of its last five games and was without slugger Jose Bautista in the starting lineup for a seventh straight game in Sundays 4-0 defeat to the Chicago White Sox. Bautista has been out with a strained left hamstring, but was able to make a pinch-hit appearance in the loss. He grounded into a fielders choice. Owner of a .304 average and 15 homers through 78 games, Bautista could make his first start since June 22 today. "Everybody knows I cant go out on the field and not be 100 percent," Bautista said on Torontos official website. "Hopefully by Tuesday I feel better and I can be in the outfield. If not, I can DH the whole game and play the day after. "I did all the testing that I couldve done in order to see if I could pinch- hit (Sunday)." Drew Hutchison would love to see Bautista in the lineup as the Toronto right- hander tries to avoid a third straight losing start. Both of Hutchisons recent setbacks came at the hands of the New York Yankees, who got to him for a total of eight runs and 13 hits while drawing six walks over 10 1/3 innings in the two games. Hutchison fell to 5-6 with a 4.00 earned run average on the year, including a mark of 1-4 with an 8.13 ERA in six starts at home. The 23-year-old is set to face Milwaukee for the first time and will go up against Marco Estrada, a winner in two straight. Estrada snapped a two-start losing streak on June 20 in Colorado despite giving up seven runs over 5 2/3 innings. His offense took him off the hook in a 13-10 decision before the righty rebounded with a solid victory over Washington on Wednesday. In the 9-2 win, Estrada gave up two runs on two hits and four walks over 6 1/3 innings, improving to 7-4 with a 5.06 ERA on the year. "This was a real important outing for (Estrada). Its important for him to get back into that mode and pitch the way we know he can," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. The 30-year-old has never faced Toronto. Estradas win over Washington kick started a four-game winning streak that came to an end with Sundays 10-4 loss to the Rockies. Ryan Braun homered in defeat, while Yovani Gallardo yielded eight runs -- five earned -- over five innings. Neither shortstop Jean Segura (leg cramps) or center fielder Carlos Gomez (strained neck) started Sundays loss, but both could return to the lineup today. The Brewers, who are making their first trip to Toronto since 2005, are 7-2 against the Blue Jays since moving to the National League in 1998. Fake Air Jordan 4 . -- Jose Bautista never worries about hitting homers during the regular season. Fake Jordans Shoes . When Reyes signed a US$106-million, six-year deal with Miami last month, there was speculation Ramirez was unhappy about being supplanted at short. But new manager Ozzie Guillen sold Ramirez on the idea.San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games for violating Major League Baseballs joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Maybin tested positive for an amphetamine on Wednesday In a statement Padres manager Bud Black said "Our club fully supports Major League Baseballs Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Cameron has accepted full responsibility for his violation and apologized to his teammates and coaches. We are all looking forward to his return." Team President and CEO Mike Dee also said "Im disappointed in Camerons violation, but am pleased that hes taking responsibility for his mistaake. Fake Jordans For Sale. The Joint Agreement was put into place to protect both the player and the game, and the Padres fully support it." The suspension will be effective immediately and Maybin wont be eligble to join the Padres active roster until August 20th. The 27-year-old was suspended without pay. In 62 games so far this year Maybin was hitting .247 with one home run and nine runs batted in. Maybin has spent eight years in the MLB. Originally drafted in the first round by the Detriot Tigers in 2005, the centrefielder has played the last four seasons in San Diego. Maybin previously had stints with the Tigers and Florida Marlins. ' ' '
TORONTO - Josh Gorges knows Toronto hockey fans havent forgotten he turned down a trade to the Maple Leafs, but he tries not to dwell upon the decision. Swell Bottles Ireland.You cant look back on things in the past and say, Maybe I shouldve done this different, or Maybe I shouldve done that different, the veteran defenceman said Tuesday before his first game at the Air Canada Centre with the Buffalo Sabres. Its in the past. You cant change whats happened.But by refusing to remove Toronto from his no-trade list, Gorges not only changed the course of history for himself but at least three other players and a trio of franchises. Had Gorges agreed to go, its likely the Canadiens wouldnt have signed Tom Gilbert and possible the Leafs wouldnt have signed Stephane Robidas.And, of course, Cody Franson probably wouldnt have remained in Toronto. But Gorges didnt realize that initially when he called Franson, his longtime friend and Kelowna, B.C., neighbour, in June when considering his options.I needed some time and I called everybody I knew that knew anything about this team, this organization, Gorges said. I wanted to get as much info as I could.Ive known him for a number of years. Hes a good friend of mine so I thought why not give him a call and see what things are about.Ultimately Gorges, 30, decided against going to Toronto because his heart simply wasnt in it. Facing the Leafs in so many emotionally charged games with the Habs made it hard for him to accept the move, something Franson understood.He was in a situation where he had been a part of a rivalry for a long time and he did what was best for him, he felt, Franson said. Nobody can blame him for that, I dont think.It wasnt the first and almost certainly wont be the last time Franson is the subject of trade talk. As much as playing in Toronto has taught Franson how to shield himself from it, he said these were tough rumours not to hear.Those are ones that show up right on your front doorstep, Franson said. If (the Leafs) were going to make a move that they feel is going to better the team, theyre going to do that.Thats out of my hands. I just approached my normal day and kept my phone close.News that Gorges had turned down the Leafs surfaced around the NHL entry draft. On July 1, Montreal dealt him to Buffalo for a second-round pick and signed Gilbert to a US$5.6-million, two-year contract. Gilberts $2.8-million cap hit is just below Fransons $3.3 million.The Leafs continued stocking up on right-handed defencemen that day as well, signing Robidas to a $9-million, three-year contract. Days before, they sent Carl Gunnarsson to the St. Louis Blues for stay-at-home righty Roman Polak.Through eight games, Franson is tied with Dion Phaneuf for the most points among Leafs defencemen with three. Gilbert is averaging over 22 minutes a game for the Habs.Meanwhile, Gorges is an alternate captain with Buffalo and is being counted on to be a stabilizing force for another defenceman whos seemingly always on the trade block, the six-foot-eight Tyler Myers.Franson considers that a good thing for Gorges and Myers.Hes a guy that plays with a heart on his sleeve and leads very well, Franson said of Gorges. Hes a guy that comes with a lot of experience.Hes a great person. I think hes a guy that will fit into any locker room, any team in the NHL. I think hes only going to help those guys.---Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Swell Traveler Ireland . - Rookie Kyle Larson will start from the pole position Saturday night in the NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway after a thunderstorm arrived just in time to wash out qualifying. Swell Water Bottle Discount . -- The Orlando Magic have made no secret that the future of their franchise will depend on how well they can develop their young players.Glasgow Warriors centre Mark Bennett and Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson have been named in a 25-man Team GB Sevens training squad for the Rio Olympics. The 25 players, who include a combination of Sevens specialists and 15-a-side players from England, Scotland and Wales, will gather on May 30 for a seven-week intensive training period involving a programme of four international competitions.Dan Norton, the World Rugby Sevens Series fourth highest leading try scorer of all time, headlines the 19 Sevens specialists chosen, alongside England captain Tom Mitchell and Wales captain Luke Treharne. Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson also named in training squad There are six 15s players in the squad with Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), James Davies (Scarlets), Ollie Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins) and Marcus Watson (Newcastle Falcons) joining Bennett and Simpson.Head coach Simon Amor explained he was especially keen for the 15s players he selected to have some past Sevens experience.Amor said: We have watched a significant amount of footage throughout the season of 15-a-side players and every Sevens game from England, Scotland and Wales.Exciting talent was available to us and competition for places was tough. Were now really looking forward to bringing this group together as one team and creating an incredible Great Britain spirit.. Swell Water Bottle Ireland. For the 15s players aiming to make that transition, recent sevens experience at the top level was important given how much the world of sevens rugby has progressed in the last three to four years.We were also targeting players in certain key positions to add strength in depth and complement the qualities of the specialists we already have.With Sevens included in the Olympics for the first time the 12 places in Team GB will be announced together with the womens squad on 19 July.Great Britain Sevens training squad: Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors), Dan Bibby (England Sevens), Tom Bowen (England Sevens), Phil Burgess (England Sevens), Sam Cross (Wales Sevens), James Davies (Scarlets), Alex Davis (England Sevens), Richard de Carpentier (England Sevens), Jamie Farndale (Scotland Sevens), Alex Gray (England Sevens), Charlie Hayter (England Sevens), Warwick Lahmert (England Sevens), Ollie Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins), Gavin Lowe (Scotland Sevens), Ruaridh McConnochie (England Sevens), Tom Mitchell (England Sevens), Luke Morgan (Wales Sevens), Dan Norton (England Sevens), Scott Riddell (Scotland Sevens), Mark Robertson (Scotland Sevens), James Rodwell (England Sevens), Joe Simpson (Wasps), Luke Treharne (Wales Sevens), Marcus Watson (Newcastle Falcons) Also See: Pichot: Residency rule is wrong England to solve Underhill issue Rugby on Sky Follow @SkySportsRugby ' ' '
BARCELONA, Spain - Sevilla scored twice in the second half to win 2-0 at Almeria on Sunday, tightening the race at the top of the Spanish league. Custom Washington Wizards Jerseys.Midfielder Vicente Iborra scored Sevillas opener in the 58th minute to finish off a long team buildup, and substitute Jorge Coke Andujar doubled the lead when he pounced on the rebound from a Carlos Bacca attempt five minutes later.Sevilla recovered fourth place and the last Champions League spot from Valencia with its fourth win in the last five rounds. Unai Emerys team pulled to within six points of leader Real Madrid with a game in hand against the pacesetters scheduled for next month.Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are two points ahead of Sevilla before they meet later at Camp Nou. Troy Brown Jr. Wizards Jersey . -- Tony Finau won the Stonebrae Classic on Sunday for his first Web. Ian Mahinmi Wizards Jersey . Striker Dario Mandzukic scored the opener in the 22nd minute but was given a red card nine minutes later for a reckless tackle and left Croatia with 10 men for the remainder of the match.LEVI, Finland -- American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin easily won the World Cup slalom opener Saturday, beating reigning Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany by more than a second to send an immediate message to her rivals ahead of the Sochi Games. The 18-year-old slalom world champion led by half a second after the first run and raced seamlessly at the top of the hill in the second to extend her advantage, overcoming a mistake near the end to clock a combined time of 1 minute, 55.07 seconds. "Im really happy with how the day went and Im also really excited because it looks like there are some pretty fast girls in the back of the pack," Shiffrin said. "Im excited for the Olympics for sure but there are a couple of races between now and then, so hopefully I can just keep this going." Hoefl-Riesch, who was in a tie for third place after the first run, skied nearly flawlessly in the second but still finished 1.06 seconds behind in second place. Last years overall World Cup champion Tina Maze of Slovenia, who struggled in the giant slalom opener in Soelden last month, was third, 1.61 back. Shiffrin emerged as a major star in the discipline last season by winning both the World Cup slalom title and the world championship race, making her one of the major medal favourites for the Sochi Olympics. Her dominant display on Saturday did little to lower expectations on the teenager -- although Shiffrin thinks theres still plenty of room for improvement. "Every day there is something you can do better," Shiffrin said. "Im going to go back and study my skiing from today and study all the other girls to see who is doing what well and try to get better." Another 18-year-old also made a name for herself, as Christina Ager of Austria finished fourth in her first career World Cup start. Ager started with bib No. 53 but was fifth after the first run -- in part because of favourable winds -- and then missed the podium by just 0.07 seconds. Hoefl-Riesch has won three World Cup slaloms in Levi and made the podium for the seventh time here. "It was a great day for me. I had a good feeling in training already,"; she said. John Wall Wizards Jersey. "Its always really special for me here because of my first win many years ago and because of my many good results here." Maze said she was happy to get back to skiing fast after the disappointing result in Soelden, where she struggled with the high expectations after her dominance last season. "I got a lot of pressure in Soelden race, it was the start of the season so it was not easy to handle all of this pressure so I felt really empty," Maze said. "But at the end I realized its nothing important, the only thing important is to ski fast." Marlies Schild of Austria, the slalom specialist who injured her knee in December 2012, returned for the first time since recovering fully but was already well behind Shiffrin in the first round by the time she missed a gate and skied out. Still, Schild was just happy to finally be able to ski without feeling any effects of the injury. "Of course I wanted to race a second run but yeah, its not so bad at all," Schild said. "Im in a good shape, I have no pain anymore and thats very important for me and I just have to wait, I think, to get a good feeling." Four-time former overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn skipped the Levi meet and will make her debut in the speed events in Beaver Creek, Colorado, after recovering from a right knee injury sustained in a crash in February. "She is back and shes strong," Shiffrin said of her teammate. "Im impressed with how strong she is. ... I dont think anybody should count her out thats for sure." For Shiffrin, the Olympic gold medal is clearly main goal for this season, although she received another memorable prize on Saturday. In a first for this year, organizers presented the winner with a live reindeer from the local Lapland region. Shiffrin named the 6-month-old reindeer Rudolf, although she wont be allowed to take him home with her. "I scared him off a bit when I jumped off the podium to meet him but I think we will be getting along," Shiffrin said. "I hope that when he gets older and trained I can go for a ride on a sledge with him." ' ' '
LONDON -- West Ham says it has signed Senegal international midfielder Cheikou Kouyate from Belgian champion Anderlecht on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Cody Bellinger Dodgers Jersey . The 24-year-old Kouyate says on West Hams website, "I am very happy, because today West Ham has given me the chance to play in the Premier League." Kouyate played in the Champions League and Europa League with Anderlecht, and represented Senegal at the 2012 London Olympics. He is West Hams second off-season signing, following Argentine striker Mauro Zarate. Clayton Kershaw Dodgers Jersey . -- The Windsor Spitfires were left with just one goaltender Tuesday after having their starter walk out on them midway through Game 3 of their Ontario Hockey League playoff matchup with the London Knights. Mike Piazza Dodgers Jersey . Not that he was complaining. Davis had 13 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans emphatically snapped a three-game skid with a 135-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.WINDSOR, Ont. - Bo Horvat scored twice in regulation and Matt Rupert scored the overtime winner to lift the London Knights over the Windsor Spitfires 6-5 in Ontario Hockey League action on Tuesday. Rupert, Max Domi, and Josh Anderson each had two-point nights with a goal and an assist apiece, and Zach Bell scored the other goal for London (39-12-5), which has won four in a row. Brady Austin and Nikita Zaddorov chipped in with two assists each. Fernando Valenzuela Jersey. Ryan Foss and Josh Ho-Sang had a goal and an assist apiece for Windsor (34-20-2), while Trevor Murphy, Cristiano DiGiacinto and Brady Vail rounded out the Spitfires offence. Ben Johnson had four assists. Knights goalie Jake Patterson made 33 saves through overtime for the win. Windsors Alex Fotinos stopped 34 shots in the losing effort. ' ' '
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