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If you can’t beat them, join them. But what if they can’t beat you? Leonardo Bonucci Niklas Kronwall Authentic Jerseyturned the old adage on its head this summer, swapping the Juventus team where he had won six consecutive Serie A titles for a Milan side that haven’t finished higher than sixth for four years.Can one transfer transform a division? Just ask Juventus, whose signing of Andrea Pirlo after he was discarded by Milan in 2011 was arguably the most crucial factor in launching them back to the pinnacle of Italian football after their post-Calciopoli wilderness years. Bonucci is a different player, in a different role, though he did learn a thing or two from his former team-mate when it comes to ball distribution. Milan are not asking him to turn things around single-handed. The club has splashed close to €200m on transfers this summer and may not be done yet. We could see as many as eight new faces in the starting XI when they line up against Crotone on the opening weekend, including André Silva, Franck Kessié, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ricardo Rodríguez and Andrea Conti.Even in that context, though, Bonucci stands apart. This is no emerging talent but one of the best in the world at his position. A centre-back who has been capped 70 times by Italy and started two of the last three Champions League finals. No wonder Milan handed him the club captaincy. How could Juventus, who up until recently seemed more interested in signing stars away from their domestic rivals, let it come to this? Bonucci’s departure was foreshadowed by a falling out with Massimiliano Allegri, who banished him to the stands for the Champions League visit http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com/authentic-13-pavel-datsyuk-jersey.html to Porto in February as a punishment for talking back during their win over Palermo. The player has since indicated that “there were other incidents before that, if perhaps a little less obvious”.Even so, would it not have made more sense to sell Bonucci to one of the many foreign clubs who had shown an interest? In a nation that has a specific word – “dietrologia” – to denote the common habit of seeking out ulterior motives behind public actions, it’s almost surprising that more has not been made of Andrea Agnelli’s remark in early July that he “hope[d] to see the Milanese clubs back on our heels” in the standings before long. The Juventus chairman has suggested more than once that a higher standard of competition at the top of Serie A would benefit the league as a whole, bringing more fans – and hence more advertising revenue. This consideration alone could hardly provoke such a sale but it is a strain of thinking that may just have made his club more open to the concept.One way or another, Bonucci’s move – and Milan’s lavish spending in general – certainly has ramped up the sense of anticipation for this new season. An astonishing 65,000 fans showed up at San Siro for the Rossoneri’s Europa League third-round qualifier against Craiova. Bonucci, who did not play but was introduced to the crowd Josh McRoberts Authentic Jersey along with fellow new signing Lucas Biglia, described it as “one of the few times I’ve ever felt nervous entering a stadium”. Can Milan compete for a Women's Adidas Miami Heat #15 Mario Chalmer Swingman White Home NBA Jerseytitle right away? For a club spending so liberally, a return to the Champions League must be a minimum ambition. There are those who also believe that Juventus are vulnerable. The champions looked limp in their Supercoppa defeat by Lazio, with only their newly anointed No10, Paulo Dybala, displaying the spirit and sharpness we have come to expect.Beyond the obvious question of how Juventus will be impacted by losing Bonucci and Dani Alves, there have been concerns about their depth in midfield. Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi will lend Allegri fresh options at the top of his formation but it will not be easy for either man to shine as long as their team are getting swamped in the centre of the park, as they were against Lazio. Perhaps Blaise Matuidi, newly signed from Paris Saint-Germain, can provide the combativeness the Old Lady lacked at the Stadio Olimpico. In any case, we should guard against reading too much into a single performance. Juventus remain the favourites to claim a seventh consecutive Scudetto. It is worth remembering this team have said goodbye to Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez, Álvaro Morata and Paul Pogba in the past two years and always kept moving forwards.Milan are not the only club chasing them. Napoli have had a low-key transfer window but avoided losing any key elements of a team that have already proven themselves http://www.officialheatauthentic.com/authentic-4-josh-mcroberts-jersey.html capable of competing with the champions. Two of the Partenopei’s four Serie A defeats last season arrived in the space of one October fortnight, after Arkadiusz Milik had torn his knee ligaments on international duty. Exclude this brief, awkward period – as the manager, Maurizio Sarri, sought to remodel his team without the only true target man on his books – and they essentially matched Juventus stride for stride. 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There are few certainties before the first Test against West Indies on Thursday; the Dukes ball is pink and has barely been tried out, and never at this Authentic Tony Sanchez Womens Jersey level; the floodlights will be switched on for the final session (and before if required, but sunset on day one is not due until around 8.30pm); there will be quibbling – lunch at 4pm? – over the names of sessions and breaks. The rest, as Stuart Broad observed on Monday, is a mystery. There is a small sample of evidence to educate guesses. Four Tests (all played in totally different climates: three in Australia, one in Dubai), a few one-off games (such as the Champion County game in Abu Dhabi over the past eight years), and nine County Championship matches in late June. The last are the most instructive, in that the Dukes ball was used, and actually happened in this country, even if the proximity to the solstice made the night side of the day-night bargain pretty slim. The Championship round could generously be described as a qualified failure, and it may well never happen again. The integrity of the competition remained, because it threw up no outrageous outcomes but no one – players, officials or fans – appeared to enjoy it. While a few folk may have come into grounds late, at least as many had already left (they had buses to catch, frozen fingers to warm and, unlike a white-ball day-nighter which offers an outcome at the end, no reward for staying to the Authentic Yunel Escobar Womens Jersey close of each day). The atmosphere at Chelmsford as Essex sealed a remarkable win over Middlesex was superb but the crowd was no bigger than usual, just rowdier and better oiled. It was a ruinously rotten week of weather but so many are, it being summer in Britain (this week’s forecast in the Midlands does not look too flash either). Seeing the ball was easier at some grounds (Chelmsford) than others (Headingley) and was very dependent on where one was sitting. Indeed Essex’s Simon Harmer warns that there will be dropped catches: from his vantage point at second slip the ball was very difficult to pick up against the backdrop of a busy stand, especially at twilight. It was a varied, frantic round of undulating cricket with extreme patterns of play and players learning on the job – some had not had a single net against the pink ball. Alastair Cook and Nick Browne put on 373, Essex’s highest opening partnership ever, yet Derbyshire ended the second day using a pair of nightwatchmen as opening batsmen; Warwickshire’s Andrew Umeed scored one of the slowest centuries (331 balls, 429 minutes) in Championship history, yet Ben Duckett had one from 89 balls in the first session of Northamptonshire’s match.Plenty was happening, yet there were many dull moments too. As Liam Dawson said, having ground out a painstaking 53 that bored him as much as it did the crowd at the Ageas Bowl (which, he also noted, remained paltry): “If you are going to keep on using those balls, then you are going to get some pretty boring cricket.” The main complaint was that the ball swung prodigiously when new Authentic Jay Bruce Womens Jersey (good), but softened quickly (bad), meaning the movement went (bad) and never returned (bad). Cause for complaint was shared by batsmen and bowlers. Jason Roy, who scored 87 from 91 balls for Surrey, said: “It felt terrible off the bat and made a horrible Women's #75 Nike Game Bryan Bulaga Navy Blue NFL Jersey - Alternate Green Bay Packers sound so you didn’t know when you’d middled it”. Players say it feels light in the hand and rather like athe child’s soft cricket ball, the “incrediball”; all the same, run rates were consistent with the rest of the season, and Dukes has utter confidence in its ball, which is made in the same way as the red one, but has a different polish and a dyed black seam. The Dukes owner, Dilip Jadojia, says players are being precious. They are certainly creatures of habit. This is a big week for Dukes, given the marked improvement in Kookaburra’s pink ball since its first Test. Indeed Kookaburra has sent over its head of communications to keep an eye on proceedings and is bullish: Australian players who have now used both balls reported back that Kookaburra has little to worry about. Perhaps there is just an element of parochialism there.In the Tests seen elsewhere, the setting sun brought a witching hour where the ball “glows like a homing beacon” and moves plenty. Says one opener: “At that stage everything feels in the bowler’s favour. There’s moisture and dew about, the ball is hooping and skidding, everything just happens quicker. As a batsman new to the crease you feel under siege.”Duckett notes that his experience summed things up: a rapid century in the day time, then Authentic Jose Reyes Womens Jersey a confused second-innings duck when starting under lights. The sense is that this period, as well as the ball’s pronounced seam, makes pink-ball cricket a quick bowler’s game but, really, it is a new-ball bowler’s game. Miss out when it is fresh and a period of toil is likely to arrive. Spinners, then, might just play a greater role than anticipated: Simon Harmer’s 14 wickets spun Essex to victory, and Hamidullah Qadri, Derbyshire’s 16-year-old off-spinning debutant, took five. Harmer says he was helped by greater bounce, which took the sweep out of the equation.South Africa picked the wristspinner Tabraiz Shamsi in Adelaide (where Nathan Lyon also enjoyed success) because the black seam can be difficult to pick, while West Indies’ Devendra Bishoo has a pink-ball-Test eight-wicket haul. Maybe this would not have been such a bad Test to have given a debut to Mason Crane, who took four wickets in this year’s Champion County match after all.http://pal.aircooledtreasury.com/forum/topic/37410http://muzo.ru/blogs/post/75398http://nusignsupply.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=78063

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Not a lot was known in England about the Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao before he began Authentic Brent Celek Womens Jersey negotiating to buy Southampton football club last year, and confirmation that he has paid £210m for an 80% stake has been accompanied by familiar Premier League levels of Googling. Of Gao and his company, Lander, nothing greatly notable is revealed, except for reported links to past corruption allegations which the Premier League sought to clarify before allowing him to buy Saints, in a letter leaked to the Sun in April.Gao was alleged in Chinese media reports to have been implicated in the corruption of Xu Maiyong, a notorious mayor in the booming Xiaoshan province of Hangzhou, who was known as “Xu three more” due to his outsized appetites for money, property and sex. Xu and Jiang Renjie, the vice-mayor of Suzhou, were both convicted of accumulating huge private wealth corruptly and executed by the Chinese authorities on 19 July 2011. Lander is reported to have issued a statement in response that Gao has never been investigated for improper conduct. The Premier League, 25 years old this month, still has no governing philosophy for who is fit and proper to own one of England’s great clubs, except that they must prove they have the money and not have unspent convictions for offences involving dishonesty or leading to a prison sentence of at least 12 months.“We have conducted the owners’ and directors’ test which includes detailed background checks on any individual proposing to acquire more than 30% of shares in a club, or to be a director on the club’s board,” a http://www.nfleaglesofficial.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_BRIAN_DAWKINS_JERSEY.htmlPremier League spokesman said. “This is a very rigorous process and we have worked with Katharina Liebherr and her advisers to ensure all Premier League rules have been adhered to.” The league’s clubs agreed at their summer meeting two refinements to the rules: that people can be barred in future if they have misled the league during a takeover process, or done something in a foreign country which would have led to a criminal conviction in the UK. That is a recognition of different legal standards around the world and that the ownership of English football clubs is now a fiendishly complex international business. In Saints’ announcement of the takeover Liebherr rather gushed to fans about “the start of a new and exciting chapter for our club”. The explanation of why, of all the potential buyers in all the world, she had chosen the Gao family, was that: “Mr Jisheng Gao and his daughter, Mrs Nelly Gao, with whom I have built a close relationship, share our values and ambitions.”The promise is that the Gaos have not just landed on Southampton to profit from Premier League clubs’ rapidly inflating financial value but will invest money themselves to elevate the club further above its remarkable progress under the Liebherrs. Given that the vast £8.4bn TV deals from 2016-19 meant that homely Saints received £122m as their share last season, it will be interesting to watch how much additional investment the Gaos come to believe is really necessary. They have become the sixth Chinese investor in an English football club since the great rush after the country’s president, Xi Jinping, called in 2015 for an expansion of China’s football power, including a planned hosting of the Men's #50 Nike Limited Blake Martinez Green NFL Jersey - Green Bay Packers Salute to Service Tank Top World Cup.The president’s injunction was followed by an immediate dash to buy clubs overseas, and by Chinese Super League clubs Authentic Packers Youth Jersey paying vast fees and wages to attract players including Carlos Tevez and Oscar.This spending appears to have been slowed after China’s general administration for sport condemned some of it as irresponsible and promised curbs, and the government introduced measures to restrict money flowing out of China for overseas acquisitions. The Gao family personally, rather than their company Lander, is said to have paid for the 80% stake, using assets already held in Hong Kong, thereby complying with the restrictions in China.Alvin Ho, a writer on the business of football in China, reports that Lander is predominantly involved in power supply and property development, valued at about £1bn on the Shenzhen stock exchange. Gao’s biography states that he was a policeman for seven years in Shanghai in the 1970s, before the end of China’s “cultural revolution”, then worked in state-owned enterprises before founding the original Lander companies in Xiaoshan in 1995. Now Liebherr is presenting Gao and his daughter as the ideal people to maintain and build on “the Southampton Way,” whereby the club has risen from League One as recently as 2011 to top-eight finishes in the Premier League in each of the last four seasons. Liebherr inherited the club when her father, Markus, an industrial magnate, died in 2010, having bought Saints out of administration the previous year. She rallied through a turbulent period and fierce public doubts in 2014 after the then chairman, Nicola Cortese, resigned, followed by Mauricio Pochettino leaving for Tottenham Hotspur and sales that summer of Luke Shaw to Manchester United, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren to Liverpool and Calum Chambers to Arsenal. Yet they were replaced remarkably successfully and Liebherr and the club’s stated philosophy of “potential into excellence” are now generally viewed with admiration rather than scepticism. Liebherr will now bank a near £150m profit on the approximately £14m it cost her father to buy http://www.packersnflofficialshop.com/authentic-aaron-ripkowski-jersey.html the club, and £38m loans converted to shares in 2012-13. It is appropriate she has done so just as the Premier League marks 25 years since its breakaway formation and first deal with BskyB, a reminder to English football of how accustomed we have become to all this.http://forum.atheism.ru/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=68905http://www.higherlevelpoker.com/topic/intimate-revelations-direct-jersey-from-the-mouth-of-diana.html http://www.bsh-ridercare.com/blog-e44588-Djokovic-revealed-he-went-home-to-Serbia-jersey.html

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FA under pressure to explain jersey £80,000 payment to Eni Aluko

The Football Association is facing questions over why it paid “hush money” to Oliver Ekman-Larsson Youth Jerseyinternational footballer Eni Aluko after it emerged that a bullying complaint against the England manager, Mark Sampson, included an allegation that he made a remark with “racial and prejudicial connotations” to another player. Aluko, one of England’s most recognisable female footballers with 102 caps, was paid around £80,000 to sign an agreement that the FA claims was to “avoid disruption” ahead of this summer’s Euro 2017. Aluko’s lawyers believe that the agreement she signed prevents her from speaking about it but the FA insists she is now free to talk about the facts of the case. The Guardian can reveal that her complaint contained an allegation that Sampson made a “highly inappropriate” remark with whereby he asked a mixed race player how many times she had been in trouble with the police.“During a meeting with the midfielders’ unit of players, of which I was not present, MS [Sampson] used an analogy about pressing hard in midfield and getting a caution like a police caution,” Aluko’s evidence states. “MS then addressed the player individually and said http://www.officialarizonacoyotes.com/Adidas-Radim-Vrbata-Jersey in relation to being cautioned by police: ‘Haven’t you been arrested before? Four times isn’t it?’” Aluko, whose brother Sone plays for Fulham, was last season’s top scorer in the Women’s Super League and featured in the Professional Footballers’ Association women’s Team of the Year.However, the 30-year-old was not part of the England squad that reached the semi-finals of the European Championship, instead working as part of Channel 4’s commentary team. Herman Ouseley, the chairman of Kick It Out, has already said the FA needs to explain the full details around the case, pointing out it has a “responsibility to be transparent”. The FA held an internal investigation and also commissioned a confidential independent inquiry, which did not uphold Aluko’s complaint and found no case for disciplinary action, before deciding not to take action against Sampson or any member of staff. Yet Aluko’s evidence states her team-mate was left “distressed” by the comment and that other players confirmed they did not take it as a joke. The Guardian knows the identity of the player concerned but has chosen not to name her. Aluko, who is also a ED Belfour Womens Jersey qualified lawyer, says in her complaint there were “derogatory, racial and prejudicial connotations” and the FA will now have to explain why it went to such apparently extraordinary lengths to prevent the case becoming public.As well as the £80,000 payment, the governing body also awarded Aluko a new one-year central contract, worth £20,000, despite her making it clear she would never appear for England again “under his [Sampson’s] management”.Aluko has not played for England since April and her eight-page complaint, emailed to the FA’s technical director, Dan Ashworth, and head of performance, Dave Reddin, as part of an exercise to gather information about the culture within England’s squads, alleges a “culture of bullying and harassment” in the women’s setup. Aluko’s evidence continues: “This comment about the player was made with derogatory, racial and Men's Premier Reebok Mark Letestu White Away Jersey - #55 NHL Edmonton Oilersprejudicial connotations. It was also a defamatory, untrue statement given that the player has never been arrested and MS’s comment indicates an assumption (subconscious or conscious) that being mixed race from London suggests a criminal record with the police.“Although I was not present at the meeting, other players confirmed MS made this comment. Other players confirmed the comment was not received as a joke and created an awkward atmosphere in the room. I was deeply concerned about this comment and felt it was highly inappropriate for the national team coach to make such a sweeping negative generalisation about a new player in the team.” Publicly, Aluko has stated only that she believes team selections were made on the basis of “popularity” rather than form. However, privately the player who has won 102 caps for her country appears to have felt like she was the victim of sustained bullying and alleges the unfavourable treatment began a month after Sampson’s appointment in April 2014.Drawing a http://www.officialchicagoblackhawks.com/Adidas-Erik-Gustafsson-Jersey link to the alleged incident, Aluko’s complaint continued: “As a black female in the team, understanding the unfavourable, racial and social connotations underlying MS’s comment further heightened my feelings of fear and isolation, especially in light of the previous instances where I have been negatively singled out, too.” Eni Aluko takes on Wolfsburg’s Nilla Fischer during Chelsea’s Champions League campaign last season Facebook Twitter Pinterest Eni Aluko takes on Wolfsburg’s Nilla Fischer during Chelsea’s Champions League campaign last season. Photograph: NurPhoto via Getty Images It is understood that footage of the meeting exists, which was relied upon by Katherine Newton, the barrister who conducted the FA’s inquiry, but that it was not supplied to Aluko’s team and it is not clear whether it shows the entire exchange. It is also understood that Aluko was not interviewed as part of the process, with one source also claiming that the player in question was not spoken to either.”Aluko says she has declined to comment because of the terms of her confidentiality agreement and the Guardian understands she is said to be surprised by the suggestion from the FA that she is now free to talk. Her case alleged another incident, in the video analysis of one match, when one coach praised her fitness results and another replied: “Yeah, but she is lazy as fuck.” In another instance, one coach could be heard saying: “Fuck off Eni” after she lost possession. The analysis was said to have been available to all players. Aluko claimed staff would try to “undermine and belittle” herself and others.“Notwithstanding the independent investigation’s findings, the FA agreed a mutual resolution so as to avoid disruption to the squad’s tournament preparations. It was not to prevent disclosure.Asked whether it or Sampson wanted to comment on the specific allegations, the FA referred to its statement. http://www.stary.snooker.pl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38017 http://www.nakufeel.net/forum/topic.php?topic_id=7964http://www.youngbloodmatters.com/forum/staff-announcements/what-we-are-about/2851-the-american-first-joined-djokovic-at-jersey

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Stoneman had already signed jersey for Surrey before

The first of many questions that executives at Edgbaston had to ask as they commenced preparations for England’s first ever day-night Test was: what Authentic Joseph Young Womens Jersey do you call the breaks? Standard, daytime Tests have their lunch break at, well, lunchtime, and their tea break at, give or take, tea time. A 2pm start distorts the timetable and, while 4pm can be referred to in many ways, if you are calling it lunchtime something has gone badly wrong with your day.In Adelaide, where Australia played day-night Test matches against New Zealand in 2015 and South Africa the following year, and where England will appear in another this December, the breaks were switched, with the first becoming shorter and known as tea, and the second – coming, as it does, at approximately dinnertime – stretching longer and renamed dinner. “We decided in discussions with the ECB not to do that, because we think that would be more confusing,” says Neil Snowball, Warwickshire’s chief executive and veteran of both 2012 Olympic and 2015 Rugby World Cup organising committees. “We’ll be starting at 2pm, have the first two-hour session and our main interval will be the first interval, which we’ll call ‘lunch’, even though it’s at 4 o’clock, then we’ll have the second break between 6.40pm and 7pm which again we’ll call ‘tea’. It’s just to avoid confusion. We don’t know if this is going to be the first of many or whether it’s a one-off but we thought it was easier to explain.”For all their experience of hosting floodlit matches, preparing for England’s first day-night Test has been nowhere near as straightforward as it might have been to put on five http://www.officialpacershop.com/authentic-13-mark-jackson-jersey.html successive day-night ODIs. Snowball, as part of his preparations, has been in regular contact with Keith Bradshaw, the former chief executive of MCC who now holds the same position at the South Australian Cricket Association and has been involved in all the Adelaide matches. In March Snowball and Gary Barwell, Warwickshire’s head groundsman, were in Abu Dhabi to see the Champion County match played, as this week’s Test will be, with a pink Dukes ball. “One of the things we learned out there was not to try to be too clever with the actual pitch,” says Snowball. “There have been various debates about whether you leave a bit more on, whether you take a bit more off, but Men's Premier Reebok Connor McDavid Charcoal Jersey - #97 NHL Edmonton Oilers Cross Check Fashionwhat we’ve concluded is that we should just produce a good Edgbaston strip, a good Test pitch with good carry, nice and firm.”They also returned from Abu Dhabi with a supply of adjuvant spray, regularly used in hotter climates to help disperse evening dew. “You’ve probably seen sometimes – we do it and they do it abroad – they whizz round on a tractor with a rope,” says Snowball. “So basically you put a very fine spray over the outfield which coats the blades of grass so that, if the dew does fall, it just sits on the top of the grass, so that when you whizz round with the rope it flicks it all up in the air and a percentage of it evaporates. So Fran Tarkenton Womens Jersey it doesn’t stop the dew forming, it just enables the dew to stick on the top of the grass and then it makes it easier for us to flick it off. Abroad they’re pretty confident the dew will form and when it’ll fall. Obviously it’s a bit unpredictable here, so we’re just doing it as a precaution.” Among the lessons learned from Adelaide was the importance of illuminating not only the actual ground but also the practice areas and the car parks, both of which were unpopularly dark when they hosted their first day-nighter. Another change is that, if more play is required to make up time lost during the day, another hour will be split between its end, as is traditional, and the start of the following one. So ticket-holders on days two and beyond should be aware that, if they turn up at 2pm they may already have missed half an hour’s action, and that ideally they should check on Warwickshire’s website or on social media in case the start time has been brought forward. But while fans have been warned not to be late, staff are being told not to be early. “If you have a full five days, like we did last year against Pakistan, it’s http://www.nikeminnesotavikingstore.com/harrison-smith-jersey-for-sale-c-26.html quite gruelling for everybody involved – whether it’s the chefs, the groundstaff or the security guys,” says Snowball. “And people are used to getting in very early on Test days, at 7.30 ready for an 11am start. One of the things we’ve had to tell people is: ‘Don’t come in at 7.30am. Because you’re not going to get to bed until about 2am, and you need to get some rest.’ A five-day Test means more pressure on the stadium, more pressure on the infrastructure and more pressure on the people. It’s about getting the staff to pace themselves, that’s probably the main thing we’ve been focusing on.”

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Stoneman had already signed jersey for Surrey before

Mark Stoneman feels his Test debut against West Indies under lights this Thursday is justification for his winter move from Durham to Surrey as he Mike Scott Jersey prepares to become the latest batsman to try to crack the puzzle that is being Alastair Cook’s opening partner.At 30 years of age Stoneman will become the oldest specialist batsman to be handed a first England cap this century, and the hope from the selectors now is that this seasoned left-hander’s additional experience comes off in the three-match Investec series and ends the seemingly perpetual search to fill the gap left by the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Stoneman will be Cook’s 15th partner since his debut, 12th since Strauss retired and, though Stoneman missed out on a top-order spot twice this summer when first Gary Ballance and then Tom Westley got the nod at No3, he always retained the hope that his surge in county runs since trading the north-east for south London would eventually force a way in.Stoneman had already signed for Surrey before Durham’s financially enforced relegation last October, – the die was probably cast when Michael di Venuto, his former team-mate and long-time idol, became head coach http://www.officialastrostore.com/Nolan_Ryan_Jersey at the Oval in early 2016 – but cricketers have not needed to leave the Riverside to get international recognition in recent times given the opener he has replaced, Keaton Jennings, was the club’s 10th academy player to be capped.Nevertheless the fresh surroundings, a reunion with Di Venuto and less off-field noise at a more settled club appear to have been beneficial for someone described as an Men's Premier Reebok Laurent Brossoit Green Jersey - #1 NHL Edmonton Oilers Salute To Serviceintense character by his friends. He has 1,033 first-class runs at an average of 57 this county summer, a leap from a career average of 34, albeit having passed four figures in the “I’d like to thank all the staff and team-mates at Durham for helping me to get here. The last four years at the club I was playing nicely and I can’t thank them enough,” said Stoneman, who has the chance to seal an Ashes berth with a strong showing against West Indies.“The move to Surrey was to continue that progression, so maybe this [call-up] does justify that. I’m in a good position. I know myself quite well now as a cricketer and a person and hopefully I can do myself justice. Partnering Cook Authentic Ryan Murray Youth Jerseywill be amazing. I’ve spent a lot of years watching him on the telly and have massive respect for what he has done.” Known as Rocky by team-mates after inheriting the nickname from his father Ian, a prominent league cricketer and umpire in the north-east, Stoneman’s credentials have been endorsed by the seamer and former opponent Chris Woakes, who is himself hoping to break back into the XI for the first Test after two months out with a side strain.The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport “He is a tricky guy to bowl at, particularly for an opening batsman, as he hits the ball in quite funny areas,” said Woakes, who was too self-effacing to note that Stoneman was the first of his nine-wicket haul here last summer, when Warwickshire played Durham. “You always find your natural length has to change a bit to Mark. That good, solid length he actually picks up quite well, a good puller of the ball. I think the fact he is Alastair Cook’s 12th opening partner since Andrew Strauss proves just how hard it is and how good Cooky has been. Fingers crossed Mark can come in and continue his good form but it is a hard job.”Woakes is one of two Brummies in the England squad for the maiden day-nighter at Edgbaston, with Moeen Ali, the man of the Test summer to date with 25 wickets and 252 http://www.officialbluejacketsproshop.com/Sam_Gagner_Jerseyruns in the 3-1 win over South Africa, recalling the first time he came to the historic ground for an under-11s’ trial aged nine wearing borrowed and oversized pads. The all-rounder, who came through the Warwickshire academy but truly blossomed only after moving to Worcestershire in 2006, is the senior spinner to another newcomer in Mason Crane, the uncapped 20-year-old Hampshire leggie who got the nod over Liam Dawson and Moeen’s close friend and fellow winter tourist Adil Rashid.Moeen puts the latter’s snub this summer down to the fact they were considered too expensive a pairing by the selectors during last winter’s tours to Bangladesh and India (they went at a combined 3.6 per over across the seven Tests) but hopes Crane, like him during what has been a breakthrough season with the ball, is not too defensive when his chance comes. He added: “I’ve not seen Mason bowl too much.

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Mark Stoneman feels his Test debut against West Indies under lights this Thursday is justification for his winter move from Durham to Surrey as he Willie Mays prepares to become the latest batsman to try to crack the puzzle that is being Alastair Cook’s opening partner.At 30 years of age Stoneman will become the oldest specialist batsman to be handed a first England cap this century, and the hope from the selectors now is that this seasoned left-hander’s additional experience comes off in the three-match Investec series and ends the seemingly perpetual search to fill the gap left by the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Stoneman will be Cook’s 15th partner since his debut, 12th since Strauss retired and, though Stoneman missed out on a top-order spot twice this summer when first Gary Ballance and then Tom Westley got the nod at No3, he always retained the hope that his surge in county runs since trading the north-east for south London would eventually force a way in.Stoneman had already signed for Surrey before Durham’s financially enforced relegation last October, – the die was probably cast when Michael di Venuto, his former team-mate and long-time idol, became head coach http://www.officialmlbgiantshop.com/authentic-24-willie-mays-jersey.html at the Oval in early 2016 – but cricketers have not needed to leave the Riverside to get international recognition in recent times given the opener he has replaced, Keaton Jennings, was the club’s 10th academy player to be capped.Nevertheless the fresh surroundings, a reunion with Di Venuto and less off-field noise at a more settled club appear to have been beneficial for someone described as an Men's Replica Majestic Addison Reed White Home Jersey - #43 MLB New York Mets Cool Base width= intense character by his friends. He has 1,033 first-class runs at an average of 57 this county summer, a leap from a career average of 34, albeit having passed four figures in the “I’d like to thank all the staff and team-mates at Durham for helping me to get here. The last four years at the club I was playing nicely and I can’t thank them enough,” said Stoneman, who has the chance to seal an Ashes berth with a strong showing against West Indies.“The move to Surrey was to continue that progression, so maybe this [call-up] does justify that. I’m in a good position. I know myself quite well now as a cricketer and a person and hopefully I can do myself justice. Partnering Cook Chris Chelios Womens Jersey will be amazing. I’ve spent a lot of years watching him on the telly and have massive respect for what he has done.” Known as Rocky by team-mates after inheriting the nickname from his father Ian, a prominent league cricketer and umpire in the north-east, Stoneman’s credentials have been endorsed by the seamer and former opponent Chris Woakes, who is himself hoping to break back into the XI for the first Test after two months out with a side strain.The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport “He is a tricky guy to bowl at, particularly for an opening batsman, as he hits the ball in quite funny areas,” said Woakes, who was too self-effacing to note that Stoneman was the first of his nine-wicket haul here last summer, when Warwickshire played Durham. “You always find your natural length has to change a bit to Mark. That good, solid length he actually picks up quite well, a good puller of the ball. I think the fact he is Alastair Cook’s 12th opening partner since Andrew Strauss proves just how hard it is and how good Cooky has been. Fingers crossed Mark can come in and continue his good form but it is a hard job.”Woakes is one of two Brummies in the England squad for the maiden day-nighter at Edgbaston, with Moeen Ali, the man of the Test summer to date with 25 wickets and 252 http://www.authenticredwingstore.com/curtis-joseph-jersey_c-453.html runs in the 3-1 win over South Africa, recalling the first time he came to the historic ground for an under-11s’ trial aged nine wearing borrowed and oversized pads. The all-rounder, who came through the Warwickshire academy but truly blossomed only after moving to Worcestershire in 2006, is the senior spinner to another newcomer in Mason Crane, the uncapped 20-year-old Hampshire leggie who got the nod over Liam Dawson and Moeen’s close friend and fellow winter tourist Adil Rashid.Moeen puts the latter’s snub this summer down to the fact they were considered too expensive a pairing by the selectors during last winter’s tours to Bangladesh and India (they went at a combined 3.6 per over across the seven Tests) but hopes Crane, like him during what has been a breakthrough season with the ball, is not too defensive when his chance comes. He added: “I’ve not seen Mason bowl too much.

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For all their experience jersey of hosting floodlit matches

The first of many questions that executives at Edgbaston had to ask as they commenced preparations for England’s first ever day-night Test was: what Authentic Curtis Joseph Youth Jersey do you call the breaks? Standard, daytime Tests have their lunch break at, well, lunchtime, and their tea break at, give or take, tea time. A 2pm start distorts the timetable and, while 4pm can be referred to in many ways, if you are calling it lunchtime something has gone badly wrong with your day.In Adelaide, where Australia played day-night Test matches against New Zealand in 2015 and South Africa the following year, and where England will appear in another this December, the breaks were switched, with the first becoming shorter and known as tea, and the second – coming, as it does, at approximately dinnertime – stretching longer and renamed dinner. “We decided in discussions with the ECB not to do that, because we think that would be more confusing,” says Neil Snowball, Warwickshire’s chief executive and veteran of both 2012 Olympic and 2015 Rugby World Cup organising committees. “We’ll be starting at 2pm, have the first two-hour session and our main interval will be the first interval, which we’ll call ‘lunch’, even though it’s at 4 o’clock, then we’ll have the second break between 6.40pm and 7pm which again we’ll call ‘tea’. It’s just to avoid confusion. We don’t know if this is going to be the first of many or whether it’s a one-off but we thought it was easier to explain.”For all their experience of hosting floodlit matches, preparing for England’s first day-night Test has been nowhere near as straightforward as it might have been to put on five http://www.authenticredwingstore.com/danny-dekeyser-jersey_c-475.html successive day-night ODIs. Snowball, as part of his preparations, has been in regular contact with Keith Bradshaw, the former chief executive of MCC who now holds the same position at the South Australian Cricket Association and has been involved in all the Adelaide matches. In March Snowball and Gary Barwell, Warwickshire’s head groundsman, were in Abu Dhabi to see the Champion County match played, as this week’s Test will be, with a pink Dukes ball. “One of the things we learned out there was not to try to be too clever with the actual pitch,” says Snowball. “There have been various debates about whether you leave a bit more on, whether you take a bit more off, but Men's Replica Majestic Addison Reed White Home Jersey - #43 MLB New York Mets Cool Base width= what we’ve concluded is that we should just produce a good Edgbaston strip, a good Test pitch with good carry, nice and firm.”They also returned from Abu Dhabi with a supply of adjuvant spray, regularly used in hotter climates to help disperse evening dew. “You’ve probably seen sometimes – we do it and they do it abroad – they whizz round on a tractor with a rope,” says Snowball. “So basically you put a very fine spray over the outfield which coats the blades of grass so that, if the dew does fall, it just sits on the top of the grass, so that when you whizz round with the rope it flicks it all up in the air and a percentage of it evaporates. So Willie McCovey Youth Jersey it doesn’t stop the dew forming, it just enables the dew to stick on the top of the grass and then it makes it easier for us to flick it off. Abroad they’re pretty confident the dew will form and when it’ll fall. Obviously it’s a bit unpredictable here, so we’re just doing it as a precaution.” Among the lessons learned from Adelaide was the importance of illuminating not only the actual ground but also the practice areas and the car parks, both of which were unpopularly dark when they hosted their first day-nighter. Another change is that, if more play is required to make up time lost during the day, another hour will be split between its end, as is traditional, and the start of the following one. So ticket-holders on days two and beyond should be aware that, if they turn up at 2pm they may already have missed half an hour’s action, and that ideally they should check on Warwickshire’s website or on social media in case the start time has been brought forward. But while fans have been warned not to be late, staff are being told not to be early. “If you have a full five days, like we did last year against Pakistan, it’s http://www.officialmlbgiantshop.com/authentic-7-aaron-hill-jersey.html quite gruelling for everybody involved – whether it’s the chefs, the groundstaff or the security guys,” says Snowball. “And people are used to getting in very early on Test days, at 7.30 ready for an 11am start. One of the things we’ve had to tell people is: ‘Don’t come in at 7.30am. Because you’re not going to get to bed until about 2am, and you need to get some rest.’ A five-day Test means more pressure on the stadium, more pressure on the infrastructure and more pressure on the people. It’s about getting the staff to pace themselves, that’s probably the main thing we’ve been focusing on.”

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Though temperatures jersey are forecast to be in the teens

Stuart Broad has described England’s maiden day-night Test match this week as a “step into the unknown” and one that could prove an early leveller against Authentic Arrelious Benn Womens Jersey a West Indies side they are otherwise expected to make light work of in preparation for the Ashes.Steel bands and a fake beach are just two of a number of Caribbean add-ons set to be in place at Edgbaston from 2pm on Thursday as, with a pink Dukes ball in hand and under floodlights in the evening session, the two teams get their three-match Investec series under way and Joe Root’s side look to continue their form from the 3-1 win over South Africa. Though temperatures are forecast to be in the teens come the evenings and Jason Holder’s ninth-ranked tourists are not the draw card of yesteryear, what is primarily an England tune-up for their day-night Ashes Test in Adelaide this November appears to have caught the imagination in Birmingham, where 70,000 tickets have been sold for the first three days.It will be just the fifth Test of the floodlit era but also a second for West Indies. For all their relative inexperience, with a squad boasting 240 caps to England’s 575, they have at least sampled the format before in a seven-wicket defeat by Pakistan in Dubai last April. Thus Broad, having missed this summer’s floodlit county round http://www.jaguarsofficialshop.com/authentic-audie-cole-jersey.html through injury, remains wary. “I promise you, we are stepping into the unknown,” said the 31-year-old seamer, who was getting to grips with the fuchsia pink Dukes ball as England practised under the beaming floodlights here on Monday evening between rain showers.“I just don’t know what to expect. This is a big series for us and this is the first Test – it’s quite nerve-racking. You’re playing something that is completely unknown to you but you still have to Men's Reebok St. Louis Blues #44 Chris Pronger Authentic Blue 2017 Winter Classic NHL Jersey stamp your authority on the series. It think it really opens up this series to start with.” England’s practice under lights featured Mark Stoneman, the former Durham opener now at Surrey, first in the nets before his Test debut while Hampshire’s similarly uncapped Mason Crane was sending down his leg-breaks to Root in the second lane along with Jack Leach and Dom Bess. These two Somerset spinners are not in the squad but clearly on the selection radar. Chris Woakes was another striving to prove himself after two months out with a side injury and, as the lights fully took over towards the end of the session, the flash of pink against the baize green outfield of his Brent Celek Authentic Jersey home ground made the Test seem a mouth-watering prospect.Broad, who expects the two captains to be tempted by declarations before this anecdotally “tricky” twilight period, had a relatively quiet time against South Africa, claiming 11 wickets at 32 apiece although his final new-ball spell with Jimmy Anderson at Old Trafford was typically high-class fare from a pair that have now shared 720 wickets in 94 Tests playing together. As a seam-bowling duo, only the former West Indies quicks, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, have more with 757 from their 95 Tests in tandem. How long the Anderson-Broad axis remains at Root’s disposal will hinge on the former, who at 35 should in theory be slowing down but has 20 victims at 14 already this summer.Certainly Broad sees his close friend ploughing on for some time yet, describing his fitness as “freakish” despite some injury niggles in the past 12 months. There was a concession that rotation may yet become more common, even if their dual resting against West Indies at Edgbaston in 2012 is something he still bristles about. “I had some interesting conversations with [the then head coach] Andy Flower. I don’t like missing Test matches,” said Broad, who added that, with two months between the final Test at Lord’s and the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on 23 November, it was unlikely to occur this summer. “Jimmy has a huge hunger for cricket and I want him to carry on as long as possible. The Ashes this winter means so much to me personally and I don’t want to look too much further beyond that but, you know, if we start with him at the Gabba, we’ve certainly got a better chance in Australia.” While Australia may be in sight, England appear in no rush to find their replacement http://www.nfleaglesofficial.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_BRENT_CELEK_JERSEY.htmlfor the departing Ottis Gibson, with the bowling coach part of practice and set to remain in place for the series as talks continue over his expected appointment as head coach of South Africa.One idea floated, albeit originally in jest when the dressing room learned of Gibson’s mooted departure, is that Anderson could assume the role in a player-coach capacity, perhaps with a view to going full-time when he hangs up his bowling boots. Broad was doubtful if it could work, however, saying: “Jimmy is almost a bit of a bowling coach round the groupanyway. [But] I would prefer him to be taking the new ball at the Gabba fully focused on that. You need someone to bounce ideas off – a coach not playing in the Test when you need to do some technical work.” On Gibson, alongside whom Broad began his career at Leicestershire in 2005, he added: “Ottis has been a huge influence on my career, not just as a bowler but as a person. He knows my action better than I do, to be brutally honest. I would be gutted to see him leave.”

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Liverpool visit the Rhein-Neckar-Arena jersey on Tuesday without

Jürgen Klopp has described Liverpool’s Champions League play-off with Hoffenheim as “the most difficult step” towards reaching the lucrative Javorius Allen Womens Jerseygroup stage for only the second time in eight seasons.Liverpool visit the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Tuesday without the injured Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge and with the transfer saga surrounding the Brazilian plus fresh set-piece problems at Watford on Saturday casting a shadow over the start of their campaign. Hoffenheim, who like Liverpool finished fourth in their league last season, have also suffered disruption this summer with two key players, the Germany internationals Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule, departing for Bayern Munich. Klopp insists Liverpool are “in a good moment” for the first leg of the play-off and that the stance of the owner, Fenway Sports Group, towards Coutinho has not changed following Friday’s transfer request. But he believes Julian Nagelsmann’s “confident and aggressive” Hoffenheim team represent the most difficult obstacle to Liverpool’s aim of rejoining the European elite this season.“This is the strongest qualification round,” the Liverpool manager said. “England play Germany and you can go out against Germany. We were both fourth last season, both in strong leagues, but that does not increase the pressure. We want to go to the group stages. That was our target for the whole of last season and now we have two steps to go – but they are the most difficult steps. That is how it is. “If anybody thinks because they don’t know about German football or the quality of Hoffenheim – and a lot of people only know two names [Bayern and Borussia Dortmund] – it is clear we have to do the job. I am really positive and http://www.baltimoreravensauthorizedstore.com/javorius-allen-jersey-elite looking forward to the game, even when I know it is really difficult. That is no problem. That is how it should be in the Champions League, where all the games are difficult.”Despite the difficulties posed by Hoffenheim Klopp has called on his players to enjoy the pressure of Men's Old Time Hockey St. Louis Blues #16 Brett Hull Premier Navy Blue Sawyer Hooded Sweatshirt the Champions League play-off. “From all the signs of pre-season and the first game I think we are in a good moment,” he added. “But we have to show it tomorrow. “Yes, it is big because we can go in the Champions League. You can see the opportunity in different ways. We have already qualified for European competition which we didn’t have last year. I know now people will say: ‘Yes, but who wants to play in the Europa League?’ Manchester United didn’t want to play it last year but they won it and now they are in the Champions League. Things happen like that. We can either allow the pressure on this game to increase over the next 24 hours to the extent that we cannot walk any more or we still try to enjoy this opportunity. I think that is the best way to do it.” The Liverpool manager Ja'Wuan James Jerseyreiterated that FSG will not sell Coutinho this summer even with the 25-year-old, who misses the play-off first leg with a back problem, agitating for a transfer. Klopp was reluctant to discuss the Brazil international but clarified his comments at Watford on Saturday, when he stated “his bosses” will decide the player’s future.“It is not that I don’t want to speak, it is that I can’t change my answers,” he said. “If they [FSG] say they [Barcelona] can bid whatever but we don’t want it, then that is a clear message. “We don’t want the money, we want to invest in the team and have the best team because we have our aims and dreams. That is the message.“I have the player from 31 August latest, again, or when the back issue is sorted. There is nothing else I can say about it. I think I said, ‘I have bosses’, right? I have many bosses, including my wife.“I can live with this, it’s no problem. They are 100% clear on it. There is nothing else to say.”As a seam-bowling duo, only the former West Indies quicks, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, have more with 757 from their 95 Tests in tandem. How long the Anderson-Broad axis remains at Root’s disposal will hinge on the former, who at 35 should in theory be slowing down but has 20 victims at 14 already this summer. Certainly Broad sees his close friend ploughing on for some time yet, describing his fitness as “freakish” despite some injury niggles in the past 12 months. There was a concession that rotation may yet become more common, even if their dual resting against West Indies at Edgbaston in 2012 is something he still bristles about. “I had some interesting conversations with [the then head coach] Andy Flower. I don’t like missing Test matches,” said Broad, who added that, with two months between the final Test at Lord’s and the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on 23 November, it was unlikely to occur this summer. “Jimmy has a huge hunger for cricket and I want him to carry on as long as possible. The http://www.miamidolphinsauthorizedstore.com/ja-wuan-james-jersey Ashes this winter means so much to me personally and I don’t want to look too much further beyond that but, you know, if we start with him at the Gabba, we’ve certainly got a better chance in Australia.”

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Two more medals on Sunday – a jersey silver

Almost from the moment Neil Black became British Athletics’ performance director Authentic Audie Cole Womens Jersey in 2012 he targeted the relays because he knew they were the lowest of low-hanging fruit. Five years on, during the final day of the world championships, he watched as his team gorged on the juicy flesh on offer – and, in doing so, perhaps saved his job.World Athletics: GB win silver and bronze in 4x400m relays, plus Semenya wins gold – as it happened Rolling report: On another thrilling night Caster Semenya dominated the women’s 800m, and British quartets won silver in the women’s 4x400m and bronze in the men’s Two more medals on Sunday – a silver in the women’s 4x400m and a bronze in the men’s 4x400m – meant that Britain completed a sweep of relay honours and took their final tally in these championships to six.Incredibly, after having just one medal during the first eight days, British athletes went on to claim another five in a http://www.jaguarsofficialshop.com/authentic-barry-church-jersey.html stretch from 8.35pm on Saturday to 9.20pm – which must count as one of the most successful 24-hour periods in its history. True, six medals is at the low end of the target of six to eight set by UK Sport. But that mark has still been hit which means Black’s job is surely safe. The first British medal on Sunday came in the women’s 4x400m. It had looked a weak race before the start and it became even weaker when Jamaica’s Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby pulled up on the second leg with a hamstring problem.That meant the 4x400m was no longer a battle royale between Jamaica and the United States but a procession. With Allyson Felix, who ran a staggering 48.7sec leg, driving the US team home they cantered to gold in 3.19:02.Almost six seconds behind came Great Britain’s team of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond, who took silver in 3:25.00, with Poland third in 3:25.41. Nielsen paid tribute Men's Rudy Gay Authentic Purple Adidas Jersey: NBA Sacramento Kings #8 Road to the home support afterwards. “The crowd was even louder than they were on Saturday and I didn’t even think that was possible,” the 21-year-old Londoner said. “The team is so close so to come out and win a medal is beyond words. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing Authentic Lonnie Chisenhall Womens Jersey this feels.”Now it was up to Britain’s relay men. Their team had been struggling all season but the elimination of Botswana, the Olympic silver medallists Jamaica and London 2012 champions Bahamas had given them a chance of an unlikely bronze. And they took it.Matthew Hudson-Smith, who had missed the semi-finals, put Britain in second place behind the Americans. And while Dwayne Cowan slipped back to third, he established a 15-metre lead over the rest of the pack – allowing Rabah Yousif and then Martyn Rooney to bring home a medal behind Trinidad and Tobago, who took gold, and the US. Rooney, the twice European 400m champion, has had a poor season by his standards, having not broken 46 seconds all year. But in the relay he becomes a different animal. And while Rooney was happy with a medal, he believed that if he was in better shape he might have even turned bronze into gold.“I have never been set up like that before,” Rooney said. “Even when we won a medal in Beijing it was a lot tighter and there was a lot more work to do. I wish I was in the shape I was in last year because I think I could’ve gone past those guys down the home straight. “It is still amazing to come away with a medal at our home world championships,” he added. “I am really proud to be part of this team. There are some big men on this team who really stood up out there. We all came together to discuss everything, we sorted it all out and the result is a medal which is http://www.authenticclevelandindians.com/Manny-Ramirez-Jersey incredible.”Meanwhile, the British Athletics chief executive, Niels de Vos, also sounded an upbeat note about the performance of the Great Britain team, who had previously come in for criticism for their lack of medals in individual events. “We are extraordinarily happy,” De Vos said. “We will have had more finalists than we have ever had before, that’s a fantastic result. “We had four fourths on the track that collectively were less than two-tenths of a second away from being four medals. They weren’t medals, but this is a team in transition and coming out having our most finalists ever as we push towards the next Olympiad is a great place for British athletics to be in.” Fresh from her relay success, team captain Eilidh Doyle also insisted that the team had made great progress over the past 10 days at these world championships. “You’ve got to look at the bigger picture,” she said. “We’ve made the target but we’ve also had some really excellent results. I urge people to look at how many people finished higher than where they were ranked coming into this – our team as a whole has performed really, really well. I’m super proud of this team, they’ve done a really good job.”Against Spain Kay Wilson was the tormentor-in-chief, contributing four tries and duly earning herself the weekend off – Amy Wilson-Hardy coming in on the left wing and twice going close early on. Scarratt, restored to the starting lineup, struck first, however, going over in the right-hand corner after a cleverly delayed pass from Izzy Noel-Smith.

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Martyn Rooney anchors men to bronze jersey behind Trinidad

Almost from the moment Neil Black became British Athletics’ performance director Authentic Cory Harkey Womens Jersey in 2012 he targeted the relays because he knew they were the lowest of low-hanging fruit. Five years on, during the final day of the world championships, he watched as his team gorged on the juicy flesh on offer – and, in doing so, perhaps saved his job.World Athletics: GB win silver and bronze in 4x400m relays, plus Semenya wins gold – as it happened Rolling report: On another thrilling night Caster Semenya dominated the women’s 800m, and British quartets won silver in the women’s 4x400m and bronze in the men’s Two more medals on Sunday – a silver in the women’s 4x400m and a bronze in the men’s 4x400m – meant that Britain completed a sweep of relay honours and took their final tally in these championships to six.Incredibly, after having just one medal during the first eight days, British athletes went on to claim another five in a http://www.officiallaramsauthentic.com/Greg-Zuerlein-Jersey.html stretch from 8.35pm on Saturday to 9.20pm – which must count as one of the most successful 24-hour periods in its history. True, six medals is at the low end of the target of six to eight set by UK Sport. But that mark has still been hit which means Black’s job is surely safe. The first British medal on Sunday came in the women’s 4x400m. It had looked a weak race before the start and it became even weaker when Jamaica’s Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby pulled up on the second leg with a hamstring problem.That meant the 4x400m was no longer a battle royale between Jamaica and the United States but a procession. With Allyson Felix, who ran a staggering 48.7sec leg, driving the US team home they cantered to gold in 3.19:02.Almost six seconds behind came Great Britain’s team of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond, who took silver in 3:25.00, with Poland third in 3:25.41. Nielsen paid tribute Women's Nike Philadelphia Eagles #25 Tommy McDonald Elite White NFL Jersey to the home support afterwards. “The crowd was even louder than they were on Saturday and I didn’t even think that was possible,” the 21-year-old Londoner said. “The team is so close so to come out and win a medal is beyond words. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing Mikael Backlund Womens Jersey this feels.”Now it was up to Britain’s relay men. Their team had been struggling all season but the elimination of Botswana, the Olympic silver medallists Jamaica and London 2012 champions Bahamas had given them a chance of an unlikely bronze. And they took it.Matthew Hudson-Smith, who had missed the semi-finals, put Britain in second place behind the Americans. And while Dwayne Cowan slipped back to third, he established a 15-metre lead over the rest of the pack – allowing Rabah Yousif and then Martyn Rooney to bring home a medal behind Trinidad and Tobago, who took gold, and the US. Rooney, the twice European 400m champion, has had a poor season by his standards, having not broken 46 seconds all year. But in the relay he becomes a different animal. And while Rooney was happy with a medal, he believed that if he was in better shape he might have even turned bronze into gold.“I have never been set up like that before,” Rooney said. “Even when we won a medal in Beijing it was a lot tighter and there was a lot more work to do. I wish I was in the shape I was in last year because I think I could’ve gone past those guys down the home straight. “It is still amazing to come away with a medal at our home world championships,” he added. “I am really proud to be part of this team. There are some big men on this team who really stood up out there. We all came together to discuss everything, we sorted it all out and the result is a medal which is http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com/Mikael_Backlund_Jerseyincredible.”Meanwhile, the British Athletics chief executive, Niels de Vos, also sounded an upbeat note about the performance of the Great Britain team, who had previously come in for criticism for their lack of medals in individual events. “We are extraordinarily happy,” De Vos said. “We will have had more finalists than we have ever had before, that’s a fantastic result. “We had four fourths on the track that collectively were less than two-tenths of a second away from being four medals. They weren’t medals, but this is a team in transition and coming out having our most finalists ever as we push towards the next Olympiad is a great place for British athletics to be in.” Fresh from her relay success, team captain Eilidh Doyle also insisted that the team had made great progress over the past 10 days at these world championships. “You’ve got to look at the bigger picture,” she said. “We’ve made the target but we’ve also had some really excellent results. I urge people to look at how many people finished higher than where they were ranked coming into this – our team as a whole has performed really, really well. I’m super proud of this team, they’ve done a really good job.”Against Spain Kay Wilson was the tormentor-in-chief, contributing four tries and duly earning herself the weekend off – Amy Wilson-Hardy coming in on the left wing and twice going close early on. Scarratt, restored to the starting lineup, struck first, however, going over in the right-hand corner after a cleverly delayed pass from Izzy Noel-Smith.

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Spectators were urged to evacuate jersey Quail Hollow

To the certainties in this world being death and taxes, maybe weather delays should be added when it comes to the US PGA Championship. Perhaps the upcoming switch of this event to May is a smarter idea than anybody has Authentic Blake Martinez Youth Jersey given the PGA of America credit for. Someone, somewhere appears deeply against the tournament in its current position. Suspension of play, shortly before 5pm local time on Friday, ensured a sixth such scenario in a row at this championship. Menacing skies delivered the predicted storm, with tournament officials encountering their latest organisational headache as they seek to conclude this major on time. At least they have been in this movie before. A wider danger resonates in more ominous forecasts on Saturday and Sunday. US PGA Championship 2017: second round, as it happened Hole-by-hole report: A weather-interrupted second round saw Hideki Matsuyama and Francesco Molinari shoot wonderful 64s. Scott Murray was watching. Only the elements could – briefly – halt Hideki Matsuyama. Japan has surely never been closer to hailing a male major champion, a matter emphasised as he charged through the second-round leaderboard. The man who shot 61 to win at Akron on Sunday produced six birdies in 15 holes, including four in a row, in moving to seven under par, one adrift of Kevin Kisner. Matsuyama returned to the course to better that position, tying the lead with a birdie at the 17th before taking four at the last to http://www.packersnflofficialshop.com/authentic-brett-favre-jersey.html complete a 64. Matsuyama was not alone in making progress, even if his was the most striking. Jason Day, who offered such a grim analysis of his golf before striking a ball here that it sounded impossible he could compete, instead blasted himself into contention. Another major champion, Louis Oosthuizen, also lingers promisingly behind the leaders. Matsuyama, though, is the clear and present danger to all as he pursues national history while in the form of his life. What Rory McIlroy does not know about this venue is probably not worth bothering about. His assessment of what will or, more pertinently, will not transpire over the weekend is therefore telling. “A low round here used to be a 61 or a 62,” he said. “A low round now is a 66 or a 67. You’re playing your ass off to get that. I’d say if I shoot two 67s over the weekend, I’m going to have a really good chance.” McIlroy has posted both 61 and 62 here in previous tournament play. “This is not the Quail Hollow we have gotten to know over the last 10 years,” he added. “It’s a completely different golf course. Even if they didn’t do anything else with the golf course and just changed it to full Bermuda [grass] like it is now, all of a sudden it makes the golf course two shots more difficult.” The popularity or otherwise of alterations to this course will be a matter of future debate. It is highly unlikely any player will enjoy a procession towards Authentic Reto Berra Youth Jersey the Wanamaker Trophy despite the early touch of Kisner. The 33-year-old, who has never recorded a top-10 major finish, signed for back-to-back 67s for an eight under par total. If McIlroy’s matching 72s look uninspiring, the Northern Irishman was in grave danger of missing the cut after four bogeys in five back-nine holes. The two-shot recovery emphasised McIlroy’s willingness to battle.As McIlroy Women's Nike Philadelphia Eagles #24 Ryan Mathews Midnight Green Team Color Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL Jersey scrapped, one of his playing partners flourished. Rickie Fowler, who is yet to add a major title to his otherwise stellar CV, posted a second round of 70 to move to three under. His prominence is all the more impressive given a triple bogey seven in the early stages of day one, which threatened to derail his challenge. “You don’t want to get ahead of yourself,” said Fowler. “This week I’m going to have a good chance. The thing is I have got to manage that properly.“I have to stay patient. I have to go through the process, make sure we’re making the right decisions on each hole with each shot. With the way I’ve been playing, how I’m swinging this week and last week going into http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Shawn_Thornton_Jerseyit, I know I can win this week. It’s more in between the ears, and not get ahead of myself. If we do that, it will be all right.” “I’m not really focused out there,” said a despondent Mickelson. “I’m having a tough time controlling my thoughts and not letting them wander to what I don’t want [to] happen.” Amateur golfers the world over know the feeling.Arsenal’s penchant for starting seasons by getting a wobble in early has become something of an epidemic and they made a good stab at a repeat here. Arsène Wenger leaned on the game’s statistics to suggest this win was somehow logical – bags of possession and 27 shots for his team compared to three on target for the visitors – but few in the crowd would have argued had Leicester been able to hold on to the lead they seized with moments of ferocious determination. A frenetic opening five minutes set the tone and presented a microcosm of all of Arsenal’s weird, paradoxical sense of possibility. Their ability to exude verve and be vulnerable in the same few flashes of a game was there for all to see. Day-one optimism cascaded down from the stands as the record signing Lacazette opened the scoring with his first meaningful Premier League touch. A mere two minutes into his official Arsenal career he was unmarked in the box to steer a powerful header past Kasper Schmeichel.

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To the certainties in this world being death and taxes, maybe weather delays should be added when it comes to the US PGA Championship. Perhaps the upcoming switch of this event to May is a smarter idea than anybody has Adidas Damon Severson given the PGA of America credit for. Someone, somewhere appears deeply against the tournament in its current position. Suspension of play, shortly before 5pm local time on Friday, ensured a sixth such scenario in a row at this championship. Menacing skies delivered the predicted storm, with tournament officials encountering their latest organisational headache as they seek to conclude this major on time. At least they have been in this movie before. A wider danger resonates in more ominous forecasts on Saturday and Sunday. US PGA Championship 2017: second round, as it happened Hole-by-hole report: A weather-interrupted second round saw Hideki Matsuyama and Francesco Molinari shoot wonderful 64s. Scott Murray was watching. Only the elements could – briefly – halt Hideki Matsuyama. Japan has surely never been closer to hailing a male major champion, a matter emphasised as he charged through the second-round leaderboard. The man who shot 61 to win at Akron on Sunday produced six birdies in 15 holes, including four in a row, in moving to seven under par, one adrift of Kevin Kisner. Matsuyama returned to the course to better that position, tying the lead with a birdie at the 17th before taking four at the last to http://www.authenticnewjerseydevils.com/authentic-damon-severson-jersey complete a 64. Matsuyama was not alone in making progress, even if his was the most striking. Jason Day, who offered such a grim analysis of his golf before striking a ball here that it sounded impossible he could compete, instead blasted himself into contention. Another major champion, Louis Oosthuizen, also lingers promisingly behind the leaders. Matsuyama, though, is the clear and present danger to all as he pursues national history while in the form of his life. What Rory McIlroy does not know about this venue is probably not worth bothering about. His assessment of what will or, more pertinently, will not transpire over the weekend is therefore telling. “A low round here used to be a 61 or a 62,” he said. “A low round now is a 66 or a 67. You’re playing your ass off to get that. I’d say if I shoot two 67s over the weekend, I’m going to have a really good chance.” McIlroy has posted both 61 and 62 here in previous tournament play. “This is not the Quail Hollow we have gotten to know over the last 10 years,” he added. “It’s a completely different golf course. Even if they didn’t do anything else with the golf course and just changed it to full Bermuda [grass] like it is now, all of a sudden it makes the golf course two shots more difficult.” The popularity or otherwise of alterations to this course will be a matter of future debate. It is highly unlikely any player will enjoy a procession towards Authentic Oliver Ekman-Larsson Youth Jersey the Wanamaker Trophy despite the early touch of Kisner. The 33-year-old, who has never recorded a top-10 major finish, signed for back-to-back 67s for an eight under par total. If McIlroy’s matching 72s look uninspiring, the Northern Irishman was in grave danger of missing the cut after four bogeys in five back-nine holes. The two-shot recovery emphasised McIlroy’s willingness to battle.As McIlroy Women's Nike Philadelphia Eagles #23 Rodney McLeod Limited Green Rush NFL Jersey scrapped, one of his playing partners flourished. Rickie Fowler, who is yet to add a major title to his otherwise stellar CV, posted a second round of 70 to move to three under. His prominence is all the more impressive given a triple bogey seven in the early stages of day one, which threatened to derail his challenge. “You don’t want to get ahead of yourself,” said Fowler. “This week I’m going to have a good chance. The thing is I have got to manage that properly.“I have to stay patient. I have to go through the process, make sure we’re making the right decisions on each hole with each shot. With the way I’ve been playing, how I’m swinging this week and last week going into http://www.officialarizonacoyotes.com/Adidas-Radim-Vrbata-Jersey it, I know I can win this week. It’s more in between the ears, and not get ahead of myself. If we do that, it will be all right.” “I’m not really focused out there,” said a despondent Mickelson. “I’m having a tough time controlling my thoughts and not letting them wander to what I don’t want [to] happen.” Amateur golfers the world over know the feeling.Arsenal’s penchant for starting seasons by getting a wobble in early has become something of an epidemic and they made a good stab at a repeat here. Arsène Wenger leaned on the game’s statistics to suggest this win was somehow logical – bags of possession and 27 shots for his team compared to three on target for the visitors – but few in the crowd would have argued had Leicester been able to hold on to the lead they seized with moments of ferocious determination. A frenetic opening five minutes set the tone and presented a microcosm of all of Arsenal’s weird, paradoxical sense of possibility. Their ability to exude verve and be vulnerable in the same few flashes of a game was there for all to see. Day-one optimism cascaded down from the stands as the record signing Lacazette opened the scoring with his first meaningful Premier League touch. A mere two minutes into his official Arsenal career he was unmarked in the box to steer a powerful header past Kasper Schmeichel.

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