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      The second semi-final here matched the first at Exeter as an epic of scarcely conceivable drama and Joe Nieuwendyk Jersey intensity. Finally, after a second half that touched extraordinary heights, it was Wasps who stepped clear and on to Twickenham to face the Chiefs, stealing yet another victory at this new home of theirs at the very end.Leicester, after the season they have had, came here without so much as a prayer but put in a remarkable performance when it mattered and not for the first time recently Wasps were forced to find a way to snatch victory. They did so in the only way they know how – by running and running again and again in a bewildering variety of angles. That Leicester’s defence held out as long as it did is of immense credit to a side who seem to have found themselves again but there is just no answering Wasps when they turn it on as they did here.Exeter into Premiership final as Sam Simmonds stuns Saracens with late try The win came at a cost. Australia’s Kurtley Beale limped off in evident pain early in the second half and may not play for Wasps again – unless he comes back for more of this later in his career. But the sight of prone players, poleaxed by pain and sheer exhaustion, became a regular feature.The excellence of the match http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com/Joe_Nieuwendyk_Jersey rarely dropped but by necessity it had to build by degrees to such a breathless climax. The terms of the contest were clearly drawn beforehand: most likely it would be Leicester’s muscularity against the quicksilver waves of Wasps’ attack. That certainly seemed to be the case early on, Wasps taking a 10-point lead in fewer minutes. The try on which that lead was predicated was the sort of classic by which they have come to be known.Danny Cipriani and Christian Wade looped with menace behind Jimmy Gopperth off a driven lineout, and their mere presence seemed enough to freak out Leicester’s midfield. When Gopperth fed Cipriani, Mathew Tait was out of position and a simple pass released Beale, who exchanged wicked passes with Willie le Roux on the wide outside, for the former to stroll over. Another 30,000 at the Ricoh felt suitably entertained already.Wasps’ Kurtley Beale in race to be fit for swan song in Premiership But the Leicester ship is steadier in these dying days of their most traumatic season. A couple of Freddie Burns penalties were answered by one from Gopperth, before Keith Yandle Womens Jersey Leicester drew level just before the half-hour with a try that Wasps would have been proud of. With Cipriani on the floor, receiving attention, Burns pulled the ball back to Owen Williams and he ghosted through, à la Cipriani, for the first cut. A couple of meaty drives later Burns, in what turned out to be his last game for Leicester, sent out a delicious, 20-yard cut-out pass to send Peter Betham over.Wasps reasserted some pressure in the minutes approaching half-time. Gopperth hit the post with one penalty, before earning the home team a three-point lead on the stroke of half-time with his third. The occasion was proving every bit the equal of the extraordinary scenes at Exeter earlier in the afternoon. With the stadium all but full of raucous fans, most of whom must be new to the party, it was possible to believe all is well with the English game. And the underdog taking the lead was still to come, deep into the third quarter.Both sides turned over each other’s ball repeatedly in one frantic passage before a half-break by Ben Youngs sent Brendan O’Connor on a run to within five metres, whence Burns and Williams shipped swift passes to the deadly Telusa Veainu, who had acres to score in. Thus the semi-final entered the final quarter with another upset http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Nick_Bjugstad_Jersey
      on the cards and Wasps’ long home record on the line.Gareth Steenson says Exeter can win Premiership after ending Saracens run Read moreAn almost unbelievable passage ensued, sparked by a quickly taken lineout by Dan Robson, with Wasps coming at Leicester in those relentless waves, the depth of their runners constantly varying, constantly pulling the defence into horribly ugly shapes, but never quite breaking it. Even after a Leicester interception and hack downfield, Wade was back to tidy and Gopperth came away for yet another manic attack.For four and a half minutes this madness played out. Leicester’s defence was extraordinary and Wasps could not help but spill eventually – inevitable when playing at this pace for so long. Leicester finally cleared after around 20 phases.Still Wasps came, now deep into the last five minutes. Leicester stole an attacking lineout but Guy Thompson stole it back and Wade was off down the right. Now Wasps drove hard and relentlessly at the heart of that defence and, with Burns the latest to be floored by the intensity, lightning hands from Cipriani and Gopperth sent Josh Bassett over in the corner. It was an extraordinary climax to a contest that richly deserved it. The crowd will need to be buckled in for Saturday’s final at Twickenham.

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      It is a common storyline in sport, and it is common in life, legend and literature. The Carlos Santana Jersey brilliant youth; the effortless, vertiginous rise; the prosaic, enraging restrictions; the exile and fall.And then – well, it depends on our hero. Icarus fell straight into the sea, but Danny Cipriani came again. As he prepares to step out at Twickenham for Wasps’ first tilt at the Premiership title since the final days of the Lawrence Dallaglio era in 2008, he is better than ever, more measured, more in tune with those around him, more of a fly-half.“I probably understand the game a lot better now,” he says. “I feel like I’ve got a better brain for it as a fly-half.” The truth is, when he burst into Dallaglio’s great Wasps side as a teenager, he was less a fly-half than a wandering maverick, a player without portfolio. It was his misfortune, perhaps, to begin his rise just as Wasps’ dynasty was about to enter its decline, but he sparkled then as a concession to the unorthodox.In his first season, which culminated in a second Heineken Cup win for that generation, in 2007, the No10 shirt was the long-held property of Alex King, that most consummate of fly-halfs, so Cipriani played most of the season as a brilliant counterattacking full-back. But even when he assumed King’s shirt after the http://www.authenticclevelandindians.com/Carlos-Santana-Jersey latter’s departure the following season, he continued to burnish his reputation with brilliance in the outside channels. Wasps’ policy was to withdraw him from the frontline when they were defending, and when turnover ball was whipped wide there he was to exploit disjointed opponents with acceleration that was superior to most of the best wingers.When Wasps won the last of their titles, in 2008, he was voted the players’ player of the season. He had won man of the match on his England debut too. He was 20 years old. “I just thought every year was going to be like that. But it’s been a long time since then.”He did not play in the Premiership final that year because of the horrific ankle injury he suffered in the semi-final. And so the trouble began. Wasps’ form fell away as the team broke up; he angered team-mates with his reluctance to tackle; he infuriated the new England coach, one Martin Johnson, who was English rugby personified in a way Cipriani was not. The uncharitable accused him of thinking himself above his mortal team-mates. Perhaps a fairer assessment is that he was rebelling against the straitjacket culture of English rugby, by which he felt blissfully – or perhaps torturously – unrestrained.So he left on what he describes as “a two-year gap year” with the Melbourne Rebels, where he befriended, among others, Kurtley Beale, now Bud Norris Womens Jersey his team-mate, albeit missing from Saturday afternoon’s final because of injury. But the brilliance remained beset by the controversy, even if the boy might have been learning.For he chose as his next stop Sale and a mentor in Steve Diamond, as earthy as Cipriani had been flamboyant. “My learning curve was really at Sale,” he acknowledges, “becoming a traditional fly-half but still learning how to manipulate defences.”He played some of the best rugby of his career in the four years that followed, less the individual showman, more the master puppeteer. His defence improved, as did his goalkicking. On form alone he should have made England’s World Cup squad in 2015, but the dynamic had shifted. Owen Farrell and George Ford had emerged, steeped in the virtues of northern modesty that Cipriani was embracing too late.It seems his England chances have passed now, not that he has given up hope. “If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, I can’t really control that. It’s not like they’re going too badly right now. Everyone still wants to play for England, don’t they – that’s the pinnacle of the game.” When his first club came calling last summer, Cipriani could not resist the move back home. Now http://www.authenticlosangelesangels.com/Cameron-Maybin-Jersey armed with the wisdom lacking the first time he was there, he found himself among a new breed of attack-minded Wasps. If he forced himself into the Wasps team of the previous decade, this one has reached out to welcome him home. The fit is snug.alent-wise, I would say this team is better, man for man, but it was the experience of the other one [that made them stand out]. We are hopefully going to see this team grow into an even greater team than the one that was before.”If Cipriani is anything to go by, experience will only make this dazzling Wasps side better. The defeat by Leinster in the Champions Cup quarter-final, in which Cipriani himself suffered a rare dip in form, will qualify as one significant lesson, but they recovered to finish the season top of the table, the most prolific try-scorers the Premiership has ever known. There is something unusually stable about their policy of all-out attack, so often the preserve of the inconsistent or the desperate. They will no doubt turn it on again at Twickenham, led by a boy who once flew so high so fast, but now has settled at last among the flock.Leinster made April fools of Wasps in a meeting of the league leaders that was so one-sided it looked more like top against bottom. Just as England had been knocked out of their stride here two weeks ago, so Wasps needed more time than they were given by opponents they comfortably defeated twice last season. After providing three semi-finalists last season, England will supply no more than one this year and if Saracens defeat Glasgow they will face Munster here.It may have been different had the wing Willie le Roux not lost control of the ball as he finished off a counter-attack after 23 minutes, when his side trailed 8-0 having started somnolently. It was the first time Leinster had slipped off tackles as Jimmy Gopperth fielded a kick near his 22, wriggled away from Garry Ringrose and freed Kurtley Beale who, on an otherwise undistinguished afternoon for the Australian, eluded three tacklers to give Le Roux what should have been the simple task of touching down.

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      Wayne Rooney says he has made up his mind about whether to leave Manchester United and has A.J. Bouye Youth Jersey lots of offers” to consider after becoming such a peripheral figure at Old Trafford he has been excluded from Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad and is facing the end of his international career, comprising 119 caps and 53 goals.Rooney was a late substitute in the 2-0 win against Ajax in the Europa League final, enabling United’s all-time leading scorer to lift the trophy, but that could conceivably have been his last appearance if, as expected, the striker now tries to find a team where he can play more regularly.“There are lots of offers on the table, both in England and abroad, and that’s what I have to decide on,” Rooney said. “I’ve got some decisions to make now over the next few weeks so I will talk with my family and then I’ll decide. I think I have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that’s what I’ll do, I’ll do that the next few weeks with my family while I’m away and as soon as I know what’s going on I’m sure you will.”Rooney’s diminished position http://www.jaguarsofficialshop.com/authentic-aj-bouye-jersey.html at Old Trafford has led to him being left out of Southgate’s last two squads, having been omitted from the 25-man party for the World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow on 10 June and the friendly against France in Paris three days later. Southgate also left him out of England’s games against Germany and Lithuania in March and, at the age of 31, Rooney’s 14-year international career could be over.“Listen, first of all I’ve always been a team player,” he said, to the question of whether a player of his stature had found it difficult adjusting to life on the sidelines. “This year, I’ve never once sulked or let my head drop. I’ve understood what was best for the team, I’ve tried to help when the manager’s played me.“Of course I want to play. I want to be on the pitch, of course. A younger me would have been a lot more frustrated. I think I understand what’s right and what’s needed for the club, and I respect that. Obviously I’m happy to be part of that and in some way help the club win trophies, and that’s the way it’s been over the last year. That’s the decision I have to make now – whether I want to continue doing that or go on and play more regular football.”Rooney was asked whether, deep down, he had already made up his mind. “More or less, yes,” he said. “I still believe I could [play every game]. If you’re asking me if I’m a better player now than I was 10 years ago then obviously I’m not but I still feel I’ve got other qualities that can help the team.”Ronald Koeman, the Everton manager, has talked about the possibility of the striker returning to the club where his Bob Feller Authentic Jersey career started and, though Rooney did not directly mention that option, he reiterated that he would not be tempted by any other English teams. “I’ve played for two Premier League clubs and they’re the only two Premier League clubs I’ll play for.”It is certainly hard to see a way back for Rooney on the international scene after Southgate’s squad decision placed him firmly behind Marcus Rashford, Jermain Defoe, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy in the pecking order Southgate said: “We have a lot of players playing exceptionally well in the area of the pitch that Wayne plays. I said last time [in March] that he was a bit short of matches – he’s had some matches now but we’ve got players that have done really, really well for us in Adam Lallana and Dele Alli. I can’t dress it up any other way. Other players are in really good form and deserve to keep their place.”When asked what this meant for Rooney’s international future, Southgate added: “I’ve showed that, by selecting Jermain Defoe at 34, if players are playing well and the moment’s right then we will involve them in the squad. You never write off a player of Wayne’s quality and I’m sure that, next season, he’ll be back to playing. He’s finished the season a bit better and I’m sure he’ll take that into http://www.authenticclevelandindians.com/Bob-Feller-Jersey next year.”Turning to the two matches he is preparing for, the England manager said: “The Scotland game is one of football’s great fixtures. We’re in a place in the group where a win can really put us in a very strong position, and that’s what we want to achieve.“France is a great challenge for us. Our ambition with our friendly matches is to play the best possible teams – we’ve done that by playing Spain and Germany already. They’re teams we want to test ourselves against and these are great opportunities to learn and improve. A game in the Stade de France will be a brilliant occasion for the players.”Southgate’s decision to include Rashford has effectively ruled the Manchester United striker out of England Under-21s’ Euro 2017 campaign in Poland, which starts against the holders, Sweden, on 16 June.Kane’s return also marks the first time Southgate has been able to select the two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, who has missed all six of the manager’s matches through injury.Jack Butland has returned to the fold after starting Stoke’s final five games of the season, following his absence owing to a fractured right ankle. The goalkeeper’s most recent cap was in the friendly win against Germany in Berlin in March 2016, when he picked up the injury. He will compete with Fraser Forster, Joe Hart and Tom Heaton for the games in Glasgow and Paris.The Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier has been selected for the first time, while there are call-ups for Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson and West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell.

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      Ben Stokes has given England an injury scare with less than a week to go until the Champions Trophy, and Dylan Larkin Authentic Jersey is due to have a scan on his left knee on Thursday night.The all-rounder was injured during Wednesday’s ODI win over South Africa and though he returned to the field, he did not bowl again and appeared uncomfortable at the conclusion.Stokes had an operation on the same knee last year and was ruled out for almost two months. Depending on the results of the scan, he may be rested for the final two games of the South Africa series to allow him to be in the best shape for the Champions Trophy, which starts next Thursday.Sam Billings’s recent suggestion that “people are petrified” of England might be a stretch, meanwhile, but there does seem to be a new measure of respect for Eoin Morgan’s one-day team. After arriving in London on Thursday, Virat Kohli spoke about how much England have improved since the last World Cup. “We always related to England as a very strong Test team but in the last two or three years, since that World Cup, they’ve really changed the way they play their cricket,” India’s captain said. “Credit to them for shaping their short-format cricket so well, it’s quite exciting to see, and for the opposition it’s quite challenging.“England are a very, very balanced side,” he continued, “one of the two best balanced sides in the world at the http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com/authentic-71-dylan-larkin-jersey.html moment. They bat right down to No9 or 10, all explosive players, have five or six guys who can both bat and bowl, and [they have] gun fielders as well. That’s why they give you such tough competition anywhere they play in the world in one-day cricket, and we experienced that in India as well.” India did beat England 2-1 in last winter’s series, but all three games were tight, and England’s totals were 350, 366, and 321.“I don’t think they scored anything less than 320 runs,” Kohli said. “When a side plays in that manner for so long when it doesn’t click, it can go against you pretty quickly. But they’ve managed to continue that mindset pretty well. I haven’t seen anyone taking a backward step at any stage of the game and that’s pretty amazing to see, for all the batsmen to play like that is quite rare. You always have two, three guys who play through the innings. But with them it’s all about attack throughout the 50 overs.”India beat England in the final of the previous Champions Trophy, in 2013, and Kohli says his side will be using that success as a template for what Bucks Womens Jersey to do this time around. “Last time we were able to win it was because our fast bowlers were doing well, our spinners were obviously doing well and they were in form, the fielding stood out and the opening partnership was outstanding. So these were the three factors that helped us. Those, we’ve recognised, are the areas in England where you need to be strong for you to be able to go a long way in the tournament.”Like Australia, India will have to deal with an unwanted distraction. On Thursday morning the BCCI announced that the coach, Anil Kumble, would need to reapply for his job after the tournament as his one-year contract has come to an end. India have won 20 of the 31 matches they have played since he took over, but Kohli gave a lukewarm response when he was asked to describe the coach’s work. “When you have results go your way the contribution is from every part of the team, not from a single source. Everyone works hard equally if not more than any other person. The process has been followed every single time in http://www.officialbuckstore.com/Jabari_Parker_Jersey a similar way in Indian cricket for the last 20 years, as far as I know,” he said. “Even the last time the post was up for a change the same procedure was applied. The term being one year, procedure is being followed in the same manner, so I don’t see anything different from what’s happened in the past.”A Test competition is set to be introduced by the International Cricket Council as it aims to reinvigorate the longest form of the game. 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As undercard fights start to take form, athletic commissions give their blessings in exchange for millions of dollars, and the fighters start counting even more cash, one group will eventually be left to make sure this farce doesn’t occur – we, the fans, who are the lifeblood of our sport ... Our sport might not ever recover.”De La Hoya’s company, Golden Boy, is promoting a fight between two of boxing’s biggest stars, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, in September and some believe if the Mayweather-McGregor fight does happen it could overshadow that bout.

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      Jenson Button, who returns to Formula One for a one-off appearance for McLaren at Andrew Heaney Youth Jersey the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, has insisted he is confident in his ability to come back strongly despite not having driven this season’s new specification cars.Button retired at the end of last season after 305 grand prix starts and 17 years of racing in F1. He was retained by McLaren as a reserve driver and drafted in to replace Fernando Alonso when the Spaniard opted to take part in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 race instead of the grand prix. “Preparation has been good apart from I haven’t driven the car so it’s not perfect,” he said. “I have spent a lot of time in the simulator getting a feel for it, most of the stuff is the same, there are a few things that are different, a few things to learn but it is still a racing car, I am just getting used to it being a little bit wider.”Button’s last grand prix was at Abu Dhabi in November 2016 when he retired after 12 laps. 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I could have said no if I wanted to,” he said. “No one wants a racing drive who doesn’t want to drive.”His underpowered McLaren has been well off the pace, a problem that will be partly negated by the tight turns of Monaco, with Alonso’s fifth place here last season the equal-highest finish the team achieved.“It’s exciting Authentic Asdrubal Cabrera Womens Jersey but I don’t feel any pressure,” Button said. “I want to be competitive – getting the best out of yourself and the team and the equipment, that hasn’t changed. The car seems to be working well. I drove the upgrades in the simulator and there is a definite improvement.”Other drivers have questioned the Briton’s preparations for such a testing circuit. When asked if he would be concerned that Button has never driven the new car, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen said: “I am not sure if he cares. If he wants to prepare like that it’s fine, if he feels comfortable with it.”Button, alongside his former team-mate Lewis Hamilton, expressed his sympathy for the victims, and their families, of the bomb attack in Manchester, sentiments that were reflected throughout the F1 paddock as preparations for the race began.“It’s horrific, it’s amazing how often it seems to be happening around the world and more and more in Great Britain,” Button said. “There aren’t any words for it really apart from my thoughts are with everyone who has been affected.”The plan to make http://www.authenticnewyorkmets.com/Curtis-Granderson-Jersey Fernando Alonso a 35-year-old rookie Indy 500 Button also stressed the target made the attack particularly shocking. “The most heartbreaking thing is, while every life is important, with mostly kids going to the concert, that’s what hurts the most for everyone,” he said. “I am not a parent but I know people who are and that’s what hits home the most. How heartless certain people can be.”There will be a one-minute silence before the race during which the drivers will line up at the front of the grid as a mark of respect and the cars will also run “Manchester” on their livery in tribute to the victims.Hamilton had already expressed his sadness on social media and reiterated them in Monaco. “I am carrying them in my heart as we are as a team this weekend, I am sure everyone is,” he said.“Since the incident I’ve been thinking walking around this could happen anywhere. Are we safe anywhere? Are our families safe? It’s definitely a worry and a concern but I just can’t even fathom how the families that have lost loved ones are feeling today.”Maybe that scrutiny is a bit harsh for a rookie, especially one who has never raced on an oval. But Alonso, a two-time F1 world champion, is a singular breed of racer– “one of the best I’ve ever seen,” Gil de Ferran, the 2003 Indy winner, told the Guardian. Alonso’s talent shone through during his 4 May test at Indy – an internet-breaking event that, apart from a double aviaricide, was flawless.The success, as with most things in racing, was in the set-up. Andretti Autosport, which guided Nascar champion Kurt Busch to a sixth-place finish at Indy in 2014 and former F1 driver Alexander Rossi to the victory lane just last year, has proven a prime shop for Indy’s crossover episodes. Marco Andretti, one of three veteran IndyCar drivers who Alonso now counts as a team-mate, broke-in the Spaniard’s car in testing. After swapping seats Alonso didn’t really have to concern himself with much other than getting up to speed, and topping out at around 220mph during his 110-lap session. He was the only driver on Indy’s two and a half-mile expanse, after all.Fernando Alonso’s Indy 500 move signals new McLaren era under Zak BrownNow comes the hard part. There will be traffic to reckon with (and a spotter in his ear, talking him through), pit stops to make (not just for tires but fuel too), and rolling restarts that must be timed to perfection. The fickle central Indiana weather may well play havoc with the 35-year-old rookie’s car too.

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      There was a moment at the final whistle when José Mourinho went looking for Jarome Iginla Youth Jersey someone. This match had come to mean so much to Manchester United that three of his injured players – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly – had just attempted to sprint to the centre-circle on crutches. Then Mourinho saw his son, the modestly named José Jr, and suddenly man and boy were rolling around the pitch.These were euphoric scenes and though it has been a harrowing few days, the celebrations at the end went a long way to answering the question about whether a football team from Manchester can consider this a happy ending to the season. Mourinho could even be seen kissing a trophy he once felt was beneath him.It completes the set for United, the only trophy they had never won before, and changes the complexion of how their season will be remembered. Mourinho has won 12 of his 14 finals as a manager and two in one season is more than some of United’s rivals have managed in the past decade. He even tried to make a case it was even more, telling his players not to forget the Community http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com/Jarome_Iginla_Jersey Shield and instructing them to hold up three fingers as they waited to lift their latest prize.It also means United will return to the Champions League next season but, more than anything perhaps, it also presented an opportunity to dedicate the prize to their city. Manchester will not be healed by the loud, defiant songs and, yes, it was supposed to be a minute’s silence before the match rather than another opportunity to applaud and sing. In its own small way, however, there was still something deeply moving, uplifting even, about those chants, over and again, in honour of the city. “Manchester, Manchester, Manchester,” they sang.The backdrop to this final had been difficult in the extreme but, as Mourinho had stated, United had a job to do and they went about it with all the qualities that would usually be associated with one of his teams.Granted, that does not mean the exhilarating football of the great United sides, leaving the Ajax coach, Peter Bosz, to make a number of pithy remarks about long-ball tactics and the difference in terms of size and physicality. That, however, seems like a debate for another day bearing in mind everything that happened in Manchester on Monday. “We want to dedicate it to all the victims,” Ander Herrera said. “The manager told us the only thing we Authentic Jussi Jokinen Womens Jersey could do was win it for them.”It culminated with Wayne Rooney running on as a last-minute substitute so he was in place to lift the trophy that had come their way because of the goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. If this was Rooney’s goodbye it was a nice way to go and none of those players cavorting about the pitch will care that Bosz called it a “boring game”. Mourinho made his own point. “There are many poets in football,” he said. “But poets – they don’t win many titles.”The only downsides came with the conduct of the Ajax fans who tore up seats at the final whistle and Herrera’s attempt to get an opponent sent off by pretending he had been felled by a headbutt. That apart, United can reflect on a hugely satisfactory night and Mourinho can hardly be blamed for taking advantage of http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Jussi_Jokinen_Jersey
      the fact he had the bigger players.United’s second goal was the case in point. Marouane Fellaini, such a difficult, awkward opponent, could not reach Juan Mata’s corner but his presence alone unsettled Ajax’s defenders. Chris Smalling was behind him to head the ball into the six-yard area and Mkhitaryan hooked in a clever, improvisational finish.Ajax’s starting line-up had an average age of 22 years and 282 days, including six players of 21 or younger, with a 17-year-old in the centre of defence. What they did not have was big-match experience and their teenage striker, Kasper Dolberg, identified beforehand as one of their main dangers, lasted just over an hour before being substituted. As Posz admitted: “These young kids are not used to playing in finals.”With the exception of Marcus Rashford, the same could not be said of the winning team and, crucially, United had luck on their side too.Pogba’s 18th-minute shot ought to have been a straightforward save for André Onana had the ball not taken ricocheted off Davinson Sánchez, the nearest defender. Onana was already moving to his left when the deflection turned the ball towards the centre of the goal. The goalkeeper was stranded and Pogba had his most important, and fortuitous, goal since rejoining United last summer.The strange part was that Mourinho was so impassive at that stage, hardly wearing the expression of a man who had seen his team take the lead in a European final. The game was still in its early stages and as the first half wore on, it was Ajax who were playing the more creative and fluent game. Mkhitaryan’s goal was timed well, three minutes into the second half, and the manager’s demeanour had changed entirely by the end.

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      George Ford has accepted he must shoulder the responsibility for inspiring England’s attack in Authentic Mike Bibby Youth Jersey the absence of his fellow playmaker Owen Farrell after Eddie Jones conceded his fly-half’s form has tailed off towards the end of the season.Ford is expected to start for England at fly-half against the Barbarians on Sunday and he will be charged with leading an inexperienced backline in Argentina next month, one which may yet include Denny Solomona. Jones revealed on Sunday that the New Zealand-born wing was unlikely to be fit for the tour but Solomona is hopeful he may still take his seat on the plane, despite a foot injury.“I’m not out of Argentina just yet, I’m doing everything in my power to make sure I make the trip,” said Solomona, who remains with Sale and will be further assessed at the end of the week. “I’ve done all the necessary steps to get back in there.”England will be without the Harlequins outside-centre Joe Marchant and the Northampton tighthead Paul Hill – ruled out with toe and neck injuries respectively. Jones will finalise his 31-man squad for Argentina on Monday, when the replacements will be named.Ford endured a mixed afternoon the last time he started for England without Farrell alongside him. It was 12 months ago, with Wales rather than the Baa-Baas the opposition in the end-of-season fixture, and while he pulled the strings as England scored five tries, he missed six out of seven kicks at goal and was booed by the Twickenham crowd.“Eddie has challenged me to keep improving our attack and try to ask more questions of the opposition, and be more dangerous,” Ford said. “We definitely have good enough players to go over there and get results, regardless of who http://www.officialhawkstore.com/Mike_Dunleavy_Jersey is available. It’s good sometimes to play with different people and come up with different ways of trying to break teams down.”Jones is confident Ford can handle the added responsibility, with Farrell away in camp with the British & Irish Lions, but he believes Bath’s style of play has not suited the 24-year-old, who missed a crucial late penalty in his side’s Challenge Cup semi-final defeat by Stade Français. Last week Jones said: “Sometimes players in their clubs are asked to play in a different way and it doesn’t suit them but as long as I see effort from them … and I saw plenty of effort from George …”Ford rejoins Leicester on a lucrative contract worth £450,000 a year next season and believes he can rediscover his best form at Welford Road alongside other big names such as Ben Youngs, Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi. “I suppose that chapter of my career [at Bath] is over now,” Ford said. “I’m looking forward to rejoining Leicester and hopefully being part of a team that can really challenge and win trophies again because I know that’s what the club can do and as a player that’s what you want. You want to be part of a successful team.”Jones’s squad for the two-Test Argentina tour contains 15 uncapped players but there are 19 without Test experience preparing to face the Barbarians, with those from Exeter, Wasps and Northampton all unavailable.It means Ford, along with Nikola Jokic Jersey Danny Care, Mike Brown and Chris Robshaw, is now one of the old guard, but it is a role he is relishing. “I’m looking to try to develop that all the time really,” he said. “As a 10, you’re more an on-field leader but I suppose especially last week and this week there’s some more off-field stuff that I’ve tried to develop and take upon myself a little bit more.”ngland’s two Test matches against the Pumas have taken on added significance after the sides were drawn in the same World Cup pool, alongside France, in what on paper would appear to be the hardest of the four.Ford is determined, therefore, to make a statement this summer. He said: “I don’t think you would want to go to Argentina thinking: ‘Let’s try our best and see what happens.’ We want to go there and win 2-0 – and we are expecting to do so regardless of who is here.”No man, as we all know, is bigger than his team, particularly when he has not yet worn the jersey. But Billy V? Not the Saracen tank who has been steamrollering all-comers, until the weekend at any rate. Not now. What a massive hole his absence leaves in Warren Gatland’s planning.It was impossible, consequently, to ignore the elephant-sized issue in the room as the coach held court beneath the http://www.authenticnuggetstore.com/Nikola_Jokic_Jersey chandeliers. Perhaps the only other player whose exit would cause a comparable groan is Owen Farrell, presently a prime candidate for both the 10 and 12 jerseys. Gatland did his best to look on the bright side, grateful to have as many as 30 players in Ireland courtesy of last weekend’s defeats of Saracens and Leinster.Only four individuals – Jonathan Sexton, Sean O’Brien, Rhys Webb and Ken Owens – were restricted to static bikes while the rest of the squad embarked on what will be a crucial week of training. In less than a week from now they will be on the plane to New Zealand; there is general acknowledgment they could do with another fortnight’s preparation time at least.Gatland knows this better than anyone but it is too late now to do much about it. All the conditioning staff could do was drag the other bruised Saracens off to the cryotherapy chamber in an attempt to fast-track their recoveries. “We’re trying to cover an eight-week pre-season in about two weeks, so having players we didn’t expect to have is a huge bonus for us,” said the coach. Everyone’s spirits are willing; hopefully their bodies will eventually follow.Sadly, though, the Vunipola setback recalls the premature injuries which undermined the Lions last expedition to New Zealand in 2005; to Lawrence Dallaglio against the Bay of Plenty in Rotorua and Brian O’Driscoll in Greg Zuerlein Youth Jersey the first Test in Christchurch. Psychologically the ripple effect was significant in both cases, even if the outcome of the series would almost certainly have remained the same.The only positive is that at least Vunipola’s exit has taken place before the squad have flown out. It tends to be harder to stay coolly philosophical when you are in a small New Zealand town, the rain sluicing down, when you have just lost to a local provincial team and one of your key Test totems is sitting head bowed and distraught in the lobby. The big No8 has been spared the never-ending flight home too.And as one door closes, another one opens. Anyone who watched Vunipola’s cousin Taulupe Faletau in Bath’s last few games of the season will be aware the Welsh No8 is running back into some form at the right time. CJ Stander and Ross Moriarty will not take a backward step and James Haskell will come stampeding out of every dressing room determined to prove he should have been on the tour in the first place.The mind also slides back to Rob Howley’s horribly painful shoulder injury in 1997 and the series-turning opportunity that suddenly knocked for Matt Dawson. On the last tour the Lions ended up winning the series with a different captain – Alun Wyn Jones – and a replacement prop – Alex Corbisiero – leading the way. Not all unforeseen events are unfortunate.Injuries, too, are simply part of rugby: an occupational hazard at all levels.

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      In happier times it was the Manchester Arena where Sir Alex Ferguson and his players ended up on that sunny day, 18 years ago this week, when they brought the European Cup Asdrubal Cabrera Authentic Jersey back to the city for the first time since the 1960s.They reckon there were upwards of 750,000 people to welcome Manchester United back from Barcelona that day. They hung off lamp-posts and balconies and scaffolding and spires, and there has never been another homecoming quite like it on the city’s streets.And for the 12,000 who packed inside the arena, it culminated in that moment when Ferguson came through the doors holding the trophy above his head. He was followed by his players and for a brief moment the most successful manager of his generation actually ducked because of the din. “I can’t talk,” he said. And it is difficult to think there has been any other occasion inside this venue when the volume has gone higher.It’s a great football city, Manchester – a divided one, red and blue – and nobody should be taken in by the myth that United have forgotten where they are from. Yes, it’s become a global club, with Florida owners, a cosmopolitan team and all those camera-clicking tourists, but it is still a local one, too. The accents behind the scenes at Old Trafford, or Carrington on the other side of the M60, are still mostly Mancunian. It is still a club, just like Manchester City, with a deep affinity to its city and people.It certainly won’t be easy for United to adhere to the mantra of the new mayor, Andy Burnham, if going about their business as normal means clearing their minds of Monday’s horrors now the club’s players, staff and management, along with thousands of supporters, have arrived in Stockholm, a city recovering from its own recent devastation, for the Europa League final.The reminders of what happened in Sweden’s capital can still be seen in Drottninggatan, Stockholm’s main shopping street, in the huge display of thousands of different-coloured adhesive notes http://www.authenticnewyorkmets.com/Curtis-Granderson-Jersey bearing messages of love and remembrance on the boarded-up windows of Ahlens, the department store where the hijacked lorry that careered down this street last month, killing five people and injuring many others, came to rest.Back in Manchester, there had not even been time to choreograph those kinds of tribute as the finalists left for Sweden and José Mourinho took the sensible decision to cancel his pre-match press conference, sparing us the possibility that someone might want the club’s manager to discuss trivialities such as injury news. Football suddenly feels very secondary when, at the time Mourinho was scheduled to speak, thousands of people were gathering for a vigil outside Manchester town hall and, one by one, we were learning more about the people who had died.By that stage, United’s players had already held their own minute’s silence, standing in a circle with their Andrew Heaney Youth Jersey heads bowed, on the pitches at Carrington. Once they arrived in Stockholm they did visit the Friends Arena to have a look at the stadium where they will play Ajax, passing the place where a statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is going up and trying to fix their minds on the job in hand. But it will not be straightforward.The statement from Mourinho explained the decision to excuse himself from media obligations because of “the effect this has had on everyone here at the club and within our city”. Another release noted that pupils from some of the schools affiliated to the Manchester United Foundation were among the audience at that Ariana Grande concert.A lot of the players’ Twitter accounts are controlled by their own PR people. Not all of them, though. “Devastating,” was the word Wayne Rooney used. “Much rage, much pain,” David de Gea wrote.Perhaps Mourinho will try to lift his players by encouraging them to believe they can bring the http://www.authenticlosangelesangels.com/Andrew-Heaney-Jersey trophy back to Manchester and dedicate it to the city. Over 90 minutes, footballers tend to be pretty good at filtering out everything else and, ultimately, it is still a significant occasion in United’s recent history. Hence Mourinho’s comments that “we have a job to do and we will fly to Sweden to do that job”.Again, though, business as normal is easier said than done right now. The mind goes back to France’s visit to Wembley in November 2015, just a few days after the Paris attacks, and the sapping effect it had on their players. They lost 2-0 and nobody should have been surprised that England’s opponents found it so difficult.Likewise, it is no surprise the mood in Stockholm feels so different to what might usually be expected before a European final. There were plenty of United supporters in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town, or drinking in the pubs and hotels near Central Station, but it was nothing like as boisterous as usual.They came from many more places than just Manchester but all of them had an affinity with the city – and they will all understand the most emotive lines from Mourinho.“We cannot take out of our minds and our hearts the victims and their families,” his statement read. “It is a pity we cannot fly with the happiness that we always have before a big game.”Antoine Griezmann has said there is a six out of 10 chance of him joining Manchester United this summer. The Atlético Madrid forward has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months and it now seems there could be some substance to speculation about an £85m move.Juan Mata: José Mourinho is the man to take Manchester United back to the top The 26-year-old made the admission as a guest on the French TV programme Quotidien. When asked about the plausibility of a move to United, Griezmann agreed it was “possible”. When pressed further and asked the probability on a scale of one to 10, Griezmann said: “Six.” He was then asked if he understood what he was saying, and replied: “Yes.”It may also not be long before a decision is made on the France international’s future. “I should know more in the next two weeks,” he said.Reports have claimed Griezmann, who scored 26 goals for Atlético last season, could cost United up to £85m. But he went a step further on Tuesday when speaking to L’Equipe.“Today, if I have to move, it will not be a problem for me,” said Griezmann. “It may be England, which is in fashion, Germany, China or the United States, I’m ready to go. We finished third in La Liga, it was the objective of the club, but we, the players, want more. Winning titles is what I will look for this summer when deciding on my future.”

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      Silverstone has given the strongest indication yet it may cease hosting the British Grand Prix, putting the future of a Formula One race in this country in doubt. The Adidas Adam Henrique Authentic Jersey circuit’s executive director is again considering giving notice of its intent to instigate a break clause that would allow it to leave its contract in 2019 and will make its decision before this year’s race on 16 July.The contract, set to run until 2026, includes an escalator clause that raises the hosting fee each year. It is understood to have been £12m in 2010, rising to £27m by the contract’s conclusion. The grand prix is hugely popular and attracted 139,000 fans last year, a similar figure to that of 2015 but it is understood the circuit still made a loss in 2015 of £2m and £4m last year.Liberty Media has said it wants to help venues to attract more fans but for Silverstone this is not the problem, it is that rising fees cannot be met by ticket revenues. “Liberty have got some great ideas and we support their plans for a better show and fan experience,” Pringle said. “But they will likely take years to produce a significant benefit to the circuits and we haven’t got the luxury of time. We need to deal in certainties and not possibilities.”The owners of Silverstone, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, warned in January the contract was potentially ruinous and of activating the break clause. There was hope of making an agreement with Liberty. The chief executive of F1, Chase Carey, however insisted at the last grand prix in Barcelona that there would be no contract renegotiation.Silverstone receives no public funding to host the race unlike many other tracks around the world. The Spanish Grand Prix receives an eight-figure sum to http://www.authenticnewjerseydevils.com/authentic-andy-greene-jersey underwrite the race from the Catalonian government and in common with other European tracks does not, like Silverstone, have to cover traffic and policing costs. “We are pretty much a full house and we are charging pretty much a full price and we still can’t make the sums add up,” Pringle said.The circuit is the only one in the UK with the classification to host F1. There are no other credible alternatives to take on the race and should Silverstone opt out and no replacement be found, it would be the first time since 1950, when the world championship began, without a British Grand Prix on the calendar.rom now until this weekend, when the grid order is set for the 101st Indianapolis 500, most of the talk emanating from the track will be about practice – a discipline measured on the speed charts and through the marks on the Brickyard’s barrier walls. Of the 30-odd drivers hoping to challenge for the Adidas Andrew MacDonald Youth Jersey Borg-Warner trophy when the race goes green on 28 May, none will face more scrutiny than Fernando Alonso – who is skipping this year’s Monaco Grand Prix to try for the second stage of motorsport’s triple crown.Maybe that scrutiny is a bit harsh for a rookie, especially one who has never raced on an oval. But Alonso, a two-time F1 world champion, is a singular breed of racer– “one of the best I’ve ever seen,” Gil de Ferran, the 2003 Indy winner, told the Guardian. Alonso’s talent shone through during his 4 May test at Indy – an internet-breaking event that, apart from a double aviaricide, was flawless.The success, as with most things in racing, was in the set-up. Andretti Autosport, which guided Nascar champion Kurt Busch to a sixth-place finish at Indy in 2014 and former F1 driver Alexander Rossi to the victory lane just last year, has proven a prime shop for Indy’s crossover episodes. Marco Andretti, one of three veteran IndyCar drivers who Alonso now counts as a team-mate, broke-in the Spaniard’s car in testing. After swapping seats Alonso didn’t really have to concern himself with much other than getting up to speed, and topping out at around 220mph during his 110-lap session. He was the only driver on Indy’s two and a half-mile expanse, after all.Now comes the hard part. There will be traffic to reckon with (and a spotter in his ear, talking him through), pit stops to make (not just for tires but fuel too), and rolling restarts that must be timed to perfection. The fickle central Indiana weather may well play havoc with the 35-year-old rookie’s car too.“The set-up is extremely important because the differences in Indy is just milliseconds,” says Alonso, who binge-watched old Indy races to help his preparation. “I think to set up the car differently, in http://www.authenticphiladelphiaflyers.com/authentic-bernie-parent-jersey the different parts of the race with different wind directions, with different fuel loads, tire degradation — there are many things that you need to make small adjustments, apparently, that I have no idea [about].“So I definitely need to learn those things, and to learn it alone will take two years. To learn it with some help, it will take six months. But I have two weeks. So I will need a lot of help.”Luckily, he can lean on De Ferran, who has a big part in Alonso’s switch – along with Zak Brown, an LA-born racing executive with a soft spot for the Indy, and is now executive director at McLaren. Furthermore, the Andretti team’s relationship with Honda, which is vastly more competitive in IndyCar than in F1 at the moment, paved the way for De Ferran – a Honda technical consultant – to join Alonso’s pit box as coach.This isn’t De Ferran’s first time in such a role. Not long after retiring from driving, he spent two years with BAR-Honda as sporting director. Early in his Honda tenure, De Ferran mentored a young racer named Simon Pagenaud – last season the Frenchman ran away with the IndyCar championship while driving for Team Penske.The Alonso assignment completes a circle for De Ferran. He remembers stealing away to the 2001 Brazilian Grand Prix and marveling at the Spaniard – then a teenage driver for Minardi. “I went to a corner [at the track] and I’m standing by myself, just taking it all in. And this guy comes around, you know, with this frankly not-great car. And I’m watching him, and I’m thinking, Jesus, who is that? It was clear that his technique, his car control, how hard he was pushing – you were talking about a special talent.”Still, steering an F1 car – more like a supercomputer on wheels – is a wholly different proposition than racing an Indy car, which is relatively primitive by comparison. What’s more, adds 2014 Indy winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, another Alonso team-mate: “It’s no secret that Formula 1 has much higher safety standards. The tracks have a lot of run-off. You have less of a shot of hitting a wall. But when it comes to open-wheel racing, when it comes to closed-circuit racing in general, oval racing in IndyCar is by far the most dangerous there is.”The warm reception to Alonso’s crossover to the IndyCar paddock stands in marked contrast to reactions among Alonso’s F1 peers, which are easily summed up in a simple, Seinfeldian phrase: good luck with all that. “I’d take [the] Daytona 500 over Indy,” Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo said after Alonso’s Indy plans were announced in April. “Indy kinda scares me, actually.” Mikhail Aleshin, a fourth-year IndyCar veteran from Moscow, isn’t surprised: “Some of the drivers who don’t want to do the Indy 500,” he says, “they just have small balls. I think that’s the only explanation.”The triple F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, after expressing his own reservations about Alonso’s Indy trip, nonetheless pronounced his former McLaren team-mate “the best driver in the [IndyCar] paddock.” That’s not hyperbole. Neither is this: he could very well etch his name on the Borg-Warner trophy. Sure, he’s the rookie in a crowd that is likely to include at least six Indy 500 winners.

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      There are 5,000 miles between England and India and for Ben Stokes, just back from the IPL, Leeds seems Dmitry Orlov Jersey a world away from Pune. He is here to prepare for England’s ODI against South Africa on Wednesday and, though Yorkshire is one of the few places on earth aside from India where cricket could fairly be described, to borrow Stokes’ phrase, as “a religion”, they are a little more solemn in their observance of it round Headingley way. “It’s completely different to England,” he says. “They go mad for it. They’ll queue up for five hours just to see Dhoni walk out on to the pitch.” It’s a relief, he says, to be able to “walk across the road and get a coffee” without having everyone pester you for “selfie, selfie, selfie”.While most of Stokes’ English team-mates were pottering about the county grounds he was playing alongside MS Dhoni and Steve Smith for Rising Pune Supergiant. They made the IPL final – where they lost to the Mumbai Indians by a single run on Sunday – but Stokes missed the game. He, Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler were http://www.authenticcapitalshop.com/authentic-9-dmitry-orlov-jersey.html recalled from the IPL for England’s training camp in Spain, even though they were allowed to skip the two one-day internationals against Ireland. If the traditionalists were annoyed the trio had missed the England matches, IPL fans were just as irked that they were not around to take part in the tournament’s final rounds.“It’s pathetic,” said Kevin Pietersen on Sky Sports, “an absolute shambles.” Stokes, stuck in the middle, is a little more diplomatic. “Before the tournament started it was made clear that all of us, me, Woakesy and Jos, were available for the 14 group games and then, if either of the teams got through to the finals, which obviously Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune managed to do, we weren’t available for that,” he said. “So all three teams were aware of that and we were aware of that as players as well, so that was always the thing going into it.” In Spain, he said, the England squad had done “a lot of fitness work, fielding work and a lot of team-bonding stuff”.Pune certainly missed him. The coach, Stephen Fleming, admitted as much after the game. Stokes, who started the IPL as the most expensive player in the tournament after he sold for £1.7m, finished it by being named the most valuable. He scored 316 runs in 12 matches, with a strike rate of 143 and an average of 32, and he took 12 wickets at 26 runs each, with an Darren Helm Jersey economy rate of 7.18. He won three man-of-the-match awards, which is a better measure of his influence, for his three for 18 against RCB, his two for 21 against Mumbai and his 103 against Gujarat Lions.As for the money, “once the whole thing started you wipe that under the carpet,” he says, “and you judge yourself solely on how you perform on the pitch. That’s where all the pressure came on myself, in wanting to go out there and put in performances for the team I was playing for.” If he is a richer, happier and more famous player now, he says he is also a better one. For the first time in his career he was able to spend a stretch of time on specialist T20 skills, instead of fitting the practice into his schedule between one-day, Test and championship games.“Being able to work hard on those skills for six weeks was a really good thing to be able to do,” Stokes says. “Being able to work with specialist coaches in Twenty20 cricket, I think my bowling has gone up another level.”The main benefit is that “all in all I think my areas are a lot better and tighter than they have been recently in one-day cricket, which came down from just working solely with [the bowling coach] Eric Simons over the six weeks I was there.” On top of that he got more experience “batting in different situations and under different pressure” so, he says, “all parts of my game have got better”.The curious thing about http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com/authentic-43-darren-helm-jersey.html the IPL is Stokes found himself working with the Australia captain, Smith. “I remember doing a batting session with some power-hitting towards the end where the guy who I will be playing against in the Ashes in our winter was helping me, which is something that you would never be able to fathom when you are playing against each other. When you have got two guys who are going to play each other and want to be winning and have their own ways of going about it end up working together – IPL is probably the only place where you get that.”Next up are the three ODIs against South Africa, then the Champions Trophy. “We’ve earned the right to be the favourites,” Stokes says. “But we’re keeping our feet firmly on the ground and we know this is the competition with the best eight teams in the world and anyone can beat anyone.”The worry is that it will all take a toll. And while he says he hopes he will be able to play “everything in the next two or three seasons”, including the IPL, he does admit “we just have to see how the body copes with everything”. And if there are any more conflicts in the schedule he is clear about where his loyalties Greg Zuerlein Authentic Jersey lie. “Playing for England,” he says, “is always the main priority.”nglish crowds will miss out on the thrill of watching Dale Steyn snake in to bowl this summer but in Kagiso Rabada, Russell Domingo, the South Africa coach, believes his side possess a strike bowler for whom similar modern greatness is possible.Rabada turns 22 on Thursday and yet his cricketing CV is already one pointing in this direction, having spent the two and a half years since his Proteas debut in late 2014 claiming 150 international wickets across all formats as the fast bowling cognoscenti purr about an easy, athletic action and batsmen trudge off with an accepting nod of the head.In Test cricket the highlights reel from his 71 wickets in 17 caps includes 13 against England in Centurion last year, while Australia woke up to his charms during the 2-1 series defeat at home in November when Rabada picked up 15 victims as Faf du Plessis’s side induced a hefty – if all too brief – spell of antipodean soul-searching.One-day cricket kicks off the South African tour of England and a three-match series starting at Headingley on Wednesday that leads into the Champions Trophy. This, too, is a format Rabada has enjoyed in his early career, with his 57 wickets at 25 runs apiece the most by any quick since the last World Cup and including a hat-trick on debut against Bangladesh in a six-wicket haul. Little wonder, then, that with Steyn out of the entire trip through injury and Kyle Abbott having defected to Hampshire at the start of the year, the head coach views the 6ft 2in right-armer from Johannesburg as his key man this summer.“He could be as good as Steyn,” said Domingo, whose side take on Northamptonshire on Sunday in their second warm-up fixture of the tour. “He’s a fantastic prospect for us and we’re expecting really big things from him this tour. He’s got pace and he’s got a wonderful head on his shoulders, with a great outlook on life.

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      Assuming both teams can still walk after two truly epic Premiership semi-finals, the English club season is set for a ripper of a Twickenham finale. If the showdown Authentic Gary Roberts Youth Jersey between Exeter Chiefs and Wasps is even half as thrilling as Saturday’s twin peaks it will be a rare treat, even if the significant shoulder injury that has ruled Billy Vunipola out of the Lions tour has now cast a cloud over the latter stages of the domestic season.On paper it will look pretty routine to anyone who missed the games in favour of, say, attending a society wedding: the top two regular season sides made home advantage count and will now meet in the final. That simplistic summary does not reflect the intensely dramatic reality: the aggregate margins at Sandy Park and the Ricoh Arena amounted to just three points and neither victory was sealed until the closing seconds.For Warren Gatland it was a mixed blessing; while Vunipola leaves a huge hole, Sarries’s other five Lions representatives are now free to join pre-tour squad training in Ireland this week, as are his five Leinster players following their home loss to Scarlets in the Pro12 semi-finals. Had both sides made their respective finals they would have been forced to fly to New Zealand barely 48 hours later and could have had only a limited role in the trip’s opening fixtures.Exeter’s extraordinary 18-16 victory against Saracens, in particular, underlined how hard it is for even the best players to back up repeatedly. Sarries were impregnable in the European Champions Cup final against Clermont Auvergne in Edinburgh, while the Chiefs had a whole extra week to prepare. It was not the solitary reason Saracens lost – their director of rugby, Mark McCall, was http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com/Jarome_Iginla_Jersey outstandingly gracious in defeat – but it clearly played a part, particularly either side of half-time.Gatland, not to mention England’s Eddie Jones, will also have noticed how several lower-profile contenders rose splendidly to the challenge in both games. On the day, the Lions hooker Jamie George found himself out-snarled by his opposite number Luke Cowan-Dickie while Mako Vunipola had his hands full dealing with Harry Williams, the Exeter tight-head who will be touring Argentina with England this summer.The Zimbabwean-born Don Armand, capped at Saxons level, also proved more than a match for Saracens’ illustrious back-row, although Billy Vunipola did not look like a man nursing a season-ending injury. And then there was Henry Slade whose now-fabled left-footed 60-metre punt to the corner set up the last-minute winning score for another fast-emerging young Chief, Sam Simmonds.McCall described it afterwards as “one of the great kicks of all time” and suggested it had been the difference between success and failure: “He puts that anywhere else and I would be sitting here talking Bucks Womens Jersey about one of the great wins and fights from a team who were a bit tired.”Slade was typically modest, stressing his forwards still had to do a load of hard work to engineer the score, but revealed that his local knowledge of kicking down the east terrace touchline with a prevailing south-westerly breeze at his back had helped.“With only a minute left, I had to go for it; I’ve had the kick hundreds of times in practice,” Slade said, acknowledging the ball had flown “a couple of metres” closer to the corner than intended. “I am just thankful it came off but it was only half the job. The boys had to put in a hell of a drive to get over the line. It was not just about the kick.”To say the subsequent celebrations were wild is to undersell the west country pandemonium that followed. Saracens have not lost a major knockout game for more than two years and have not missed a domestic Twickenham final since 2013. Their hopes of a “double double” have now been extinguished while Exeter, beaten finalists 12 months ago, stand within 80 minutes of becoming English league champions for the first time in their history.dvertisementAll involved at Chiefs feel they are now a far more focused side who will be disappointed if they do not complete the job. “This year we have http://www.officialbuckstore.com/Chris_Copeland_Jersey had a change in mindset,” Slade said. “We were happy to have got where we did last season but I think we are that bit better. We have such confidence and belief in ourselves. Every time we step on to the field we don’t contemplate losing. I hadn’t even considered not being in training this coming week.”Neutrals should also be well entertained: rare is the game between Wasps and Exeter that is not a vivid spectacle. The last meeting between the sides in February was a 35-35 draw while, collectively, the two sides scored 175 tries during the regular season. Wasps have not made a Premiership final for nine years and, despite injury doubts over Kurtley Beale (hamstring) and Nathan Hughes (ankle), their skipper, Joe Launchbury, hopes the 21-20 win over a gallant Leicester, clinched by Josh Bassett’s 78th-minute try, will prove a springboard to renewed glory.“There is pressure but that is what finals are about,” Launchbury said. “You expect to play a top side and we are certainly Authentic Jamon Brown Youth Jersey getting that. We are really going to enjoy this week but we don’t want to be passengers.”Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the global debate about the role and ethics of the social media giant.The Guardian has seen more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that give unprecedented insight into the blueprints Facebook has used to moderate issues such as violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism and self-harm.Facebook will let users livestream self-harm, leaked documents show nternal manual shows how site tries to strike balance between allowing cries for help and discouraging copycat behaviourThere are even guidelines on match-fixing and cannibalism.The Facebook Files give the first view of the codes and rules formulated by the site, which is under huge political pressure in Europe and the US.They illustrate difficulties faced by executives scrabbling to react to new challenges such as “revenge porn” – and the challenges for moderators, who say they are overwhelmed by the volume of work, which means they often have “just 10 seconds” to make a decision.“Facebook cannot keep control of its content,” said one source. “It has grown too big, too quickly.”Many moderators are said to have concerns about the inconsistency and peculiar nature of some of the policies. 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      The British and Irish Lions squad preparing to head to New Zealand has suffered a massive blow with the withdrawal of England’s Billy Vunipola because of injury. The Saracens’ no Joe Mullen Jersey 8 has a damaged shoulder which requires further treatment, forcing head coach Warren Gatland to call up Wasps’ James Haskell instead.Vunipola was among the key forwards in Gatland’s armoury, having become an increasingly mature force for both club and country. He played the full 80 minutes in his side’s 18-16 defeat to Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on Saturday but has since informed the Lions management he feels unable to join the tour party, who are due to fly out next Monday.“It is really disappointing for Billy and we know how much he was looking forward to joining the squad, “ said Gatland. “He has been carrying an injury, feels he wouldn’t be able to contribute fully to the Tour and needs further medical treatment. We really appreciate his honesty in making this decision and wish him luck with his recovery.”The Lions can still call on Wales no 8 Taulupe Faletau and Ireland’s CJ Stander, with Gloucester’s Ross Moriarty another possible Test alternative, but there is no question the 24-year-old Vunipola’s absence will be keenly felt on and off the field. His brother Mako remains available but there are few back-rowers anywhere in the world with Billy’s compelling mix of power and exuberance. He missed the bulk of the Six Nations championship with a knee ligament injury sustained on club duty but played a central role in http://www.officialbluesauthentic.com/authentic-7-joe-mullen-jersey.html Saracens’ successful defence of their European Champions’ Cup title against Clermont Auvergne in Edinburgh.Rather than turn to the experienced Irish Lion Jamie Heaslip, Gatland has instead plumped for Haskell, who has previously never been on a Lions tour and will join the squad next Sunday following the Aviva Premiership Final. The flanker has played provincial rugby in New Zealand and can be relied upon to throw himself whole-heartedly into the fray whenever the opportunity arises. Other specialist No 8s such as Wasps’ Fijian-reared forward Nathan Hughes have, for now, been passed over but the attrition rate in modern rugby is such that every half-fit forward should probably keep his phone on.The news will certainly cast a shadow over this week’s training camp at Carton House near Dublin, where 30 players will be in attendance. Routine medical screening of the squad will be conducted over the next 24 hours, with Gatland due to give a further update later on Monday.Vunipola, who has 34 caps, is the second England international to withdraw from the originally-selected squad, with Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs having pulled out because his brother Tom’s wife Tiffany is seriously ill. Youngs has been replaced by Scotland’s captain Greig Laidlaw, with Gatland clearly opting for experienced cover wherever possible. The Lions are due to arrive in New Zealand a week on Wednesday and play their first fixture in Whangarei on Saturday week.New Zealand also have their own injury concerns with Kieran Read, Dane Coles and Ben Smith among key players who have spent time on the sidelines lately. The Lions have only won one series in New Zealand, in 1971, and were defeated 3-0 the last time they encountered the All Blacks Glen Rice Authentic Jersey in 2005.Eddie Jones has revealed that Denny Solomona is likely to miss England’s tour to Argentina due to a foot injury after omitting the New Zealand-born wing from his squad to face the Barbarians next Sunday.Solomona will be further assessed on Monday but Jones, who has handed a surprise call-up to Richard Wigglesworth, conceded he was not optimistic over the 23-year-old, who has scored 11 tries in 15 matches for Sale since his controversial cross-code transfer in December.Marland Yarde and Mike Haley are also in the 29-man squad preparing to face the Baa-Baas and are standing by to go to Argentina in place of Solomona, who qualified to represent England in March having completed the required three-year residency period. “He’s got a mid-foot strain. It puts him in doubt [for Argentina],” Jones said.“He’s going to see a specialist tomorrow and we’ll know definitely then. We’re not hopeful, we believe it’ll be pretty doubtful that he goes on tour. It’s bad luck for the kid because he did really well http://www.officialheatauthentic.com/authentic-41-glen-rice-jersey.html in the couple of training sessions I saw him. He’s a nice boy and he’s got potential to be a good player for us.”Last October Anthony Watson, Jack Nowell and Sam Jones all picked up injuries in a training camp on the south coast and Jones said: “It’s Brighton mate, they all happen at Brighton.”With Solomona’s injury, Exeter, Wasps, Northampton Authentic Glen Rice Youth Jersey and London Irish all still in action this week and Piers Francis only joining the squad in Argentina, Jones is still without 15 of the 31-man touring party he named last month. He has, however, been boosted by the availability of the Bath-bound flanker Sam Underhill, Leicester’s Ellis Genge and the Saracens pair Alex Lozowski and Nick Isiekwe, while Wigglesworth is selected in an England squad for the first time since the 2015 World Cup. He replaces the New Zealand-born Willi Heinz, whose inclusion in the Brighton camp raised a few eyebrows.“It’s an opportunity to have a look at him and that’s what the Baa-Baas game is for,” said Jones, who will name a new captain with Dylan Hartley still on club duty with Northampton. “He’s always been a good player; I think he’s been playing a little bit better. I’ve always felt that, if we needed another senior half-back, we’d have a look at him and nothing has changed there.”Asked if the 33-year-old Wigglesworth needed any persuasion to join the squad, Jones said: “I’ve spoken to him a few times previously. It’s a normal thing, when you’re English and play English club rugby, you want to play for England. Only one player has knocked me back. I won’t name him but you can work it out for yourself, he’s playing in France.”Wigglesworth will not go to Argentina except as an injury replacement – Danny Care has been nursing a stomach problem but is due to return to full training on Monday – with Jones confirming he will not change the squad he named last month unless he needs to.Last week Jones lamented that he was working with some players that were “seventh or eighth choice” in their positions and, while he has been boosted by the availability of losing Premiership and Pro12 semi-finalists, add in the 15 players in camp with the British & Irish Lions and Jones’s squad for the team to face the Barbarians still has a rookie feel to it. At hooker, for example, with no Hartley or Luke Cowan-Dickie, he must choose between the uncapped Rob Buchanan and Jack Singleton.

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      There was barely a pack of Lions at Wales’s training base west of Cardiff on Monday with 27 of the 41 players selected absent on club duty. There was some value in the week with the local weather in May tending to be as wet as a New Zealand winter, and it duly poured down.Every Lions tour seems to be more hyped than the previous one and this year is no exception. One Abraham Almonte Youth Jersey of the players making his first tour, Kyle Sinckler, remarked he was still coming to terms with the attention, public and media, yet despite that and the commercial value of the team, preparation for the most demanding of trips is inadequate to the point that none of the four home unions would contemplate going into a World Cup campaign on the back of anything similar.This is the sixth Lions tour in the professional era. Those 20,000 supporters estimated to be taking on the inflated prices for accommodation in New Zealand in the next few weeks would have been forgiven for thinking those involved in the running of the game in the four home unions, at Test and club level, would by now have tweaked the schedule so that, once every four years, it helped rather than hindered the Lions, a team made up of their players.Harlequins’ Kyle Sinckler: ‘If I have not got fire in my belly I don’t want to play’Instead, the Lions will play their first match in New Zealand three days after arriving and those players who take part in the Premiership and Pro12 finals will have http://www.authenticclevelandindians.com/Abraham-Almonte-Jersey taken part in neither training camp and will have had less than a day with the squad, arriving for the farewell dinner, before leaving for the airport and the flight out. Professional era? The Lions were better prepared in the days of envelopes and expenses and what this year’s tourists are having to put up with should make those involved in running the game here, who will doubtless lead the celebrations should the series be won, shame-faced; success would be despite, not because of, them.Warren Gatland and his coaches welcomed 14 players this week – those not involved in play-off semi-finals. It was far from a futile exercise, though, and the number in one way worked out reasonably well for the coach and his assistants. The players nearly all occupied different positions and, with a second row needing to be added, it was possible to construct a team.It would mean Stuart Hogg playing at fly-half, the position he covered four years ago, and Jared Payne covering full-back but otherwise it would see players in their accustomed positions: Payne; Seymour, Joseph, Te’o, Watson; Hogg, Laidlaw; Marler, Best, Sinckler, Henderson, AN Other, Moriarty, Warburton, Faletau.With no time to prepare in New Zealand for the opening match, the team in Whangerei on 3 June will involve most of the players listed Authentic Albert Pujols Youth Jersey above, who next week will be supplemented by those from the losing play-off semi-finalists. If the form book prevails, Alun Wyn Jones would fill the gap in the second row and his fellow Osprey Dan Biggar provide a specialist No10 with another six players joining them for next week’s training camp in Dublin.The management could be forgiven for cheering on Exeter this Saturday with Saracens supplying six players in the Lions’ squad but the European Champions Cup winners will have an influence on the tour that goes beyond the sextet. The manner of last weekend’s victory over Clermont Auvergne in the Murrayfield final as Saracens became the second English club to successfully defend the trophy lit the Lions’ torch.Saracens attacked Clermont’s perceived strengths, first by starting at http://www.authenticlosangelesangels.com/Andrelton-Simmons-Jersey a furious pace, and they used the set pieces, the lineout especially, to create try-scoring opportunities, as they had against Munster in the semi-final. Their first try came directly from a lineout that had provided the platform for Chris Ashton in the opening minute only for Nick Abendanon to thwart the wing.Saracens also had strength on the bench to make a difference in the final 25 minutes, striking back after Clermont had fought their way into contention. New Zealand have not been involved in too many close matches in recent years but when they are pushed, the quality of their replacements invariably sees them home.The strength of the respective benches told when New Zealand hosted Wales last summer but the Lions will be able to trump the All Blacks, barring a calamitous run of injuries; and if they play Jonathan Sexton at fly-half and Owen Farrell at inside-centre, they would have the option on a split on the bench of six forwards and two backs.AdvertisementSexton and Farrell are masterful at creating space by running into outside channels. Saracens’ first try against Clermont came after Brad Barritt stood at first receiver for the lineout and Farrell looped outside him with the defence initially uncertain which direction he would take. Lineouts provide time and space in a way breakdowns do not because both sets of backs have to stand 10 metres back, double the distance at scrums. It is prime ball and whereas Wales achieved success by using Jamie Roberts to charge over the gainline from the set piece and take half a backline with him, Saracens manoeuvre space and make defenders think rather than wince.The All Blacks are unlikely to be overpowered but Ireland showed last year they can be outsmarted. 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Ben Chilwell scored for the home team but that was no consolation to their caretaker manager. “There are no positives,” said Shakespeare. “We were totally second-best.”Shakespeare should not be judged too harshly on this performance, as the main cause of this thrashing was Tottenham’s exceptional slickness – and their encouraging bloodlust. Mauricio Pochettino had demanded his team maintain their high standards despite the title being beyond them. They had faded at a similar stage last season once Leicester got beyond their reach so the Argentinian wanted to see evidence of a positive evolution since then. His wish was granted, and this time Leicester were left looking like a rabble“Our attitude and internal motivation was good,” said Pochettino. “We have been talking a lot about why we finished so badly last season. This type of performance shows that the team is improving and has learned a lot from last season. This is fantastic.Leicester made the better start but began to tremble as soon as Spurs bared their teeth. That was the beginning of a nightmare for Yohan Benalouane, in particular, as the centre-back was made to look ditzy by Spurs’ artful http://www.authenticcapitalshop.com/authentic-32-dale-hunter-jersey.html attackers. Especially Kane. The striker threatened to open the scoring a couple of times before he eventually did so in the 25th minute.Toby Alderweireld exposed flat-footedness in Leicester’s rejigged defence by dropping a long pass over them from deep inside his own half. Christian Fuchs, a makeshift centre-back, failed to cut it out and Benalouane undermined the offside scheme. Son took advantage, scampering on to the ball before playing a square pass to Kane, who scored from close range.Spurs began to run amok. They increased their lead 11 minutes later with a sumptuous goal, an intricate move culminating with Dele Alli scooping the ball over the head of Benalouane before Son swept a volley into the net from 10 yards.At half-time Shakespeare had to find a way to stop the bleeding, at least. He introduced Islam Slimani for Shinji Okazaki and Leicester made a strong start to the second period. In the 59th minute their revolt gathered momentum when Chilwell scored with impressive composure. Hugo Lloris had rushed out of his box to intercept a pass to Jamie Vardy but Leicester kept possession and when the ball was played to Chilwell, the 20-year-old sidestepped a defender and stroked it into the net from 12 yards despite Eric Dier’s attempt to clear off the line.Belief in a home comeback lasted four minutes. That is how long it took Authentic Danny DeKeyser Youth Jersey Spurs to re-establish their superiority. Alderweireld cantered down the right and floated a cross to the back post, where Victor Wanyama headed it back across to Kane, who nodded in from two yards. Eight minutes later Son struck again, ridiculing Wilfred Ndidi at the edge of the box before sweeping a low shot into the net. The uprising had been quashed with imperious style.Kane was not finished. He had his eyes on a personal prize as well as an emphatic team triumph. He rifled in a low 20-yard shot to complete his hat-trick, then fired in his fourth in time added on. That was the first four-goal haul of his career and he admitted he was driven by his pursuit of Lukaku at the top of the scoring charts.“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t,” he said. “I was looking to take it into the last game, but now I’m in the driving seat. I’m not resting on my laurels, and I’ll go to Hull [on Sunday] looking to get four more hopefully.The England captain, Dylan Hartley, is in line for a call-up to the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand if Ken Owens fails to recover from an ankle injury.Owens sustained the injury http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com/authentic-43-darren-helm-jersey.html training with his region, the Scarlets, this week and will be assessed by the Lions before the squad leaves on Sunday for a training camp in Dublin. He has been ruled out of the Scarlets’ Pro12 semi-final against Leinster on Friday night and, should they win, also the final on 27 May.He was examined by the Lions medical team this week and if he is ruled unfit for two weeks or more, the Lions head coach, Warren Gatland, would have to decide whether to replace him, with the squad leaving for New Zealand on 29 May.Hartley missed out on a Lions tour in 2013 after being sent off in the Premiership final and banned, and he was one of the major omissions when the Lions squad was announced last month. While the tourists have not published the standby list of players, the Northampton forward, who was born in New Zealand, is the most experienced option at hooker.If Owens were ruled out of the first match of the tour on 3 June but remained in the squad, the Lions would fall foul of World Rugby’s regulations governing front-row replacements should one of the other two hookers, Jamie George and Rory Best, sustain an injury, the dilemma England faced when overlooking Hartley for the 2015 World Cup, with the forward suspended for the first match.“Ken is missing a big game for the Scarlets but with a bit of luck he will be OK for the tour,” the Lions skills coach, Neil Jenkins, said. “Players do get injured but we hope he will be fine, if not for the final then for the Lions. We will wait and see. You will have to ask Warren about who is on standby. Gats and the medical staff will have a chat and speak to the Scarlets to see where Ken is at. Let’s hope he is able to take his place on the tour.”When he announced his squad, Gatland hinted the final choice had been between Hartley, the only captain of one of the four home unions not in the 41, and George, who came off the bench early in the second half for England regularly in this year’s Six Nations. “Rory and Ken had great Six Nations and we could not leave out Jamie, who has done well off the bench and playing for Saracens,” he said.“We had a long and lively discussion and Dylan is very unlucky not to be going. He has done a great job for England since he has captained the team. There is no doubt about his leadership qualities. It was always going to be a tough call and someone was always going to be disappointed.”If Owens pulls out and Hartley is not called up, it would be more than a snub to a player who has captained England to the Six Nations title in the past two seasons. It would be an indication that his original omission was based on more than just current form, given the strong way he has reacted for his club since he was left out.

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      Real Madrid are close now. They have one league game left and a draw would be enough to take them to their first La Liga title in five years. Win the next match after that and they will Dale Hunter Youth Jersey claim a league and European Cup double for the first time in 59 years.For three months they had waited to play Celta Vigo after a storm tore through Galicia and the Balaídos roof, forcing its postponement; last night they finally met, two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and one each from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos taking them three points clear of Barcelona and within touching distance of the title.“It’s still not decided,” Zinedine Zidane said but on Sunday Madrid go to Málaga where a point will suffice. The game against Celta turned wild and sometimes ugly, and it ended with Celta’s fans singing their support for a team who were down to 10 men while Madrid’s supporters celebrated. It closed with players confronting each other and Kroos making it 4-1. That came late; the first had http://www.authenticcapitalshop.com/authentic-32-dale-hunter-jersey.html come early, scored after just 10 minutes by the man who has dominated these final, decisive weeks and made history here.Ronaldo smashed a left-foot shot through the legs of Gustavo Cabral and past Sergio to take Madrid beyond Barcelona and Ronaldo beyond Jimmy Greaves. With 367 goals, no player has scored more in Europe’s five major leagues. It was his 38th goal of the season, his 23rd in the league – a statistic made more significant by when he has scored them. Another followed. Another decisive moment was his.Zidane’s managing of Ronaldo’s minutes, his protection of the forward, had paid off once more. The coach has encouraged him to rest, rotating his squad and reserving his No7; Ronaldo has responded by accelerating to the finish Danny DeKeyser Jersey line when once he struggled towards it. Of the last seven league away games, this was only his second appearance; he had not played on the road since 19 March. Now he had scored his 12th in eight games. Madrid’s substitutes ran to join the celebrations, conscious of its importance.This was in Madrid’s hands now although, driven by Iago Aspas,Celta responded. Pione Sisto struck over before Keylor Navas pushed away Daniel Wass’s free-kick. Aspas then had three efforts in four minutes and turned the ball into the path of John Guidetti with his chest, but the Swede left it behind, which summed up much of the night. Next Celta appealed for a penalty when Raphaël Varane handled on the edge of the area as Jonny looked to go beyond him. He appeared http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com/authentic-65-danny-dekeyser-jersey.html to be outside but the handball was clear; the referee, though, gave nothing except a yellow card for Aspas’s protests.Madrid had completed fewer passes and taken fewer shots but were one up at the break. Virtually straight after it, it was two. Wass nodded down to Guidetti six yards out but he misjudged it, the control taking him away from goal. The chance went, possession was lost and suddenly Isco was running through the middle, riding challenges and slipping it to Ronaldo, who side-footed home off the post.Celta did not give up but the task soon got harder. Aspas received the ball in the area and Sergio Ramos ran into the back of him. If Aspas encouraged the contact and made the most of it, the foul was no invention. But across came the referee Juan Martínez Munuera holding yellow and red cards. Even with 10 men Celta attacked and Guidetti finally found a way through with a deflected shot, while the referee lost control sending Celta’s assistant coach walking off – across the pitch. Benzema turned in Marcelo’s pass to score the third from a yard.More should have followed, Madrid walking through now. Ronaldo had an opportunity to get a hat-trick but inexplicably put it wide from six yards. Balaídos burst into laughter. He had been close, after all. But ultimately it did not matter: Kroos scored a fourth and Madrid are closer still.

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      Sánchez, though, was relentless and he finally found the way through. He now has 28 goals in all competitions for the season and both of these were converted from close range, his Authentic Mike Bi bby Youth Jersey poacher’s instincts to the fore. The first came after Mesut Özil had turned Granit Xhaka’s lovely ball over the top inside and the second followed Pickford’s save from Olivier Giroud’s volley. Sánchez had been a selection doubt because of a thigh injury and Wenger said he only named him in the team at four o’clock. He could be thankful that he was able to.It was certainly a weird atmosphere until around the hour mark, more in keeping with a pre-season friendly and Sunderland had a couple of flickers on the counterattack in the first half, with Petr Cech denying first Didier Ndong and then Jermain Defoe.Arsenal fired only in fits and starts and it said much that their first moment of excitement did not come until the 43rd minute, when Özil released Héctor Bellerín, who shot into the side-netting. On the stroke of half-time, Aaron Ramsey – who later limped off suffering from a dead calf – swapped passes with Özil and got in a volley that Pickford turned around the post. From the corner, Rob Holding failed to generate any power in a free header. Pickford had earlier saved smartly from Giroud.Arsenal’s evening http://www.officialhawkstore.com/Mike_Dunleavy_Jersey threatened to be summed up by a darkly comedic moment early in the second half, when Nacho Monreal threatened his own goal with an errant back-pass, and Cech found himself handling to concede a free-kick, which came to nothing.The home team would eventually pick up the intensity, and so would the crowd. The trigger was arguably the double substitution that Wenger made in the 68th minute. Off came Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs; on went Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi and Wenger rejigged from his 3-4-2-1 formation to something closer to 4-2-3-1.Welbeck made a difference and he forced Pickford into a sprawling save with a shot from distance. Moments later, Sánchez made the breakthrough and the relief among the home supporters was palpable. Arsenal finished with a flurry and, as well as Sánchez’s second goal, there were chances for Xhaka and Iwobi, while Shkodran Mustafi hit the crossbar. In the end, the result was all that mattered. Could there yet be a sting to the saga?t was supposed to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters – a gritty reimagining of the Arthurian legend, boasting big-budget Dikembe Mutombo Jersey special effects, a rising Hollywood star in British actor Charlie Hunnam and a big-name director in Guy Ritchie. But King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has instead become one of the year’s biggest flops after a disastrous opening weekend at the global box office.Across 51 different international markets, including the usually lucrative US and China box-offices, King Arthur, which is released in UK cinemas this Friday, managed a total gross figure of $44.9m (£34.7m). That number is far below the film’s production budget of $175m, which doesn’t take into account the film’s significant marketing and publicity spend. It means that King http://www.authenticnuggetstore.com/Dikembe_Mutombo_Jersey Arthur is set to prove a costly failure for its backers, with industry experts predicting a loss of up to $150m for the studio, Warner Bros – which would make it one of the biggest box-office flops in recent Hollywood history.So why has King Arthur struggled so badly? Industry experts point to a “perfect storm” of factors, from poor studio planning to audience apathy. “Put simply, King Arthur was an idea that didn’t pan out as anyone expected it to,” says Seth Kelley, online news editor at Variety.Warner Bros’ vision for the film was supposed be a multi-film “shared universe” in the manner of Marvel’s Avengers series. Yet production on the film soon stalled. “The film was in development for a very long time – six years in total,” Kelley says.

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      Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal still have a “good chance” of a top-four finish, after watching Alexis Sánchez inspire a nervy 2-0 home win over a Sunderland team that fought throughout, despite Abraham Almonte Youth Jersey the fact they were already relegated.The Arsenal manager knows that his club will need a favour from either Middlesbrough, who visit Liverpool on Sunday– the final day of the Premier League season – or Watford, who host Manchester City.But, as he demanded that those teams put in the same effort as Sunderland did here, he retained hope. Arsenal return to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to face Everton. They sit one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three behind City, who are third.“I don’t think about the percentages,” Wenger said. “I just think: ‘Let’s make sure we win against Everton.’ Even if you have only a 1% chance, you would have to play totally at 100% but I think we have a good chance. If we won, it would be the first time you make 75 points and you are not in the top four.“I answer for 20 years the question: ‘Is the top four nothing special?’ I don’t know why, suddenly, it could become such a big problem [not to finish in the top four]. I am quite surprised. I want to make sure, absolutely, that we are in there but let’s get to 75 points and see what happens. You want all the teams to fight like Sunderland did tonight and, after, you have to accept the result.”Sánchez scored both of the goals towards the end of the game, having shaken off the thigh problem that had threatened his participation. “I made the decision to start him at 4pm,” Wenger said. “I felt he had something still left. Once he is on the pitch and has the ball, he becomes the devil and forgets his pain.”Wenger claimed not to have noticed the massive number of empty seats inside the stadium or to care about them. It http://www.authenticclevelandindians.com/Abraham-Almonte-Jersey had felt like the latest protest against him and his desire to continue into next season.“It’s a Tuesday night against Sunderland, who everyone expects us to beat,” Wenger said. “When you play football, you do not count how many people are sitting in the stand. We do our job and we have done that tonight. Will it be full against Everton? We are sold out.”The Sunderland manager, David Moyes, took issue with Wenger’s pre-match comments about how teams with nothing left to play for were sometimes “on holiday.” Moyes said: “That’s an insult to footballers. When you are brought up in this country, you are brought up to show that every game matters.”It has been a long and arduous season for Arsène Wenger and Arsenal, underpinned by hostility and a basic lack of any real sense of enjoyment. It still has a pulse though. Wenger’s team continued their recent surge, digging deep to overcome obdurate opponents in Sunderland who, by the manager’s pre-match reckoning, ought to have been on http://www.authenticlosangelesangels.com/Albert-Pujols-Jersey the beach.They were not and it took Arsenal until the closing stages to kill them off. Inevitably, it was Alexis Sánchez who inflicted the fatal cuts, the forward’s 22nd and 23rd goals of the Premier League season putting him one behind Everton’s Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot.More importantly, when Everton visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday – the final day of the league campaign – Arsenal will have hope. It is the faintest of hope but it is hope nonetheless. If Liverpool were to slip up at home to Middlesbrough or Manchester City were to lose badly at Watford, the door would be ajar for Wenger to prolong his run of never having failed to finish in the top four.Wenger Albert Pujols Youth Jersey said after this game that he had spent the past 20 years arguing with fans who have been underwhelmed by mere top-four finishes. “I don’t know why, suddenly, it [coming in below fourth] could become such a big problem,” he said. His tone was rather facetious but there is no doubt that if he could produce another one, it would put a more positive spin on the campaign.It was an evening when a stand-out detail was the number of empty seats inside the Emirates. At kick-off, it did not seem overly generous to put the ground at two-thirds full and, in relation to the great debate over Wenger’s future beyond the end of the season, it felt as though fans had voted with their feet. It should be said that the ground did fill up – a bit.Arsenal were nervy and disjointed, with Wenger saying his players had felt the strain of playing a fourth game in 10 days.

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      Ian Poulter has said his past year and a half has been the most miserable of his career but is delighted at his second-place finish Andrew Miller Womens Jersey at The Players Championship, which he believes will simplify his summer. Poulter has handed an immediate boost to the European Tour by entering the PGA Championship at Wentworth next week.Having seen his world ranking slip into the 200sand, at one stage, nearly lose full status on the PGA Tour, Poulter had an uncertain outlook before a stirring performance at Sawgrass. Kim Si-woo took The Players title but Poulter could barely hide his delight at finishing as runner-up. He has now moved back inside the world’s top 100 and has already qualified for the end-of-season FedEx Cup play-offs, meaning he can carefully plot his summer schedule.“I was swimming at the bottom of an empty pool for a little while,” Poulter said. “So it is nice to see it fill it up again and feel like I’m not touching the bottom. This feels like a victory.”Celebrating his form, Poulter tweeted on Monday night: “Thanks for the invite & help EuropeanTour.. excited to now be playing BMWPGA. Heard good things about the west course. See you in a week.”This is all far removed from Poulter’s recent struggle with both injury and results. Off the course he also had to deal with the closure of his own clothing brand, which had been in existence since 2006.“It has been miserable. There’s no other way to explain it. When you take an injury break for several months your world ranking plummets. I missed a Ryder Cup. I was having http://www.authenticclevelandindians.com/Andrew-Miller-Jersey to chase to keep my Tour card. There is some other nonsense going on, which we are still working through. It has been really hard. But we’re getting there and this has been a big week for me.“I’ve been needing something like this. You can’t keep finishing 11th, 15th and 20th and walk away thinking: ‘That was good.’ Because it’s not. It’s miserable. I expect better. I knew I was playing better than that but it would have sounded stupid if I had been telling you guys I was playing great. I never doubted I could get back to this level. I knew it was in me but I was getting more and more anxious because it wasn’t happening.” What Poulter has not yet secured is a place in either the US Open or the Open Championship, though he is not yet worried about that. “All of a sudden, from taking all that time off, from missing tournaments, from plummeting down the world rankings, the good news is that when I do play really well I’m gaining a lot of points,” he said.“I might not even try to qualify for the US Open. I really need to sit down and have a good look at it all. I don’t need to be stressing about playing 36-hole qualifiers at the minute and trying to chase stuff. I had to dig deep. I’ve had a miserable 18 months. I had to play with a clear head. I’ve played with a lot of pressure over the last few months and that has been hard to do with everything that has been going on behind the scenes. I think I’ve done enough to enjoy my summer. The kids are going to be at home for a long time this summer so I didn’t want to be playing a lot of events in the States when they are in England. My intention now is to play a pretty solid schedule in Europe.” For Kim the prospect of military service in South Korea remains real. An exemption Andrew Heaney Jersey would be given for a golfer who wins a major championship but not The Players. “I really wish we could have that benefit,” the 21-year-old said. “However, regardless of me winning this tournament, I really have to go to the military service, and I’ve already decided I’m going to go, too. So I’m ready for that.”Meanwhile Rory McIlroy revealed on Monday that an MRI scan had shown no new injury after back pain had disrupted his build-up to the Players Championship. “The MRI scan confirmed no new injury, rather a low-grade response to the rib joint I injured earlier in the year,” he said. “As of now I am still entered into the BMW PGA Championship and will decide early next week if I am in a position to compete.”Events of the last month mean Ian Poulter should not be disconsolate at falling short at The Players Championship. He was ultimately denied the completion of a great golfing fairytale by a youngster living one of his own.Kim Si-Woo, at 21, has become the youngest champion in Players history. How the South Korean deserved it, with http://www.authenticlosangelesangels.com/Andrew-Heaney-Jersey a nerveless march down the Sawgrass stretch – that which has caused carnage for bigger names – that belied his age.Kim was no also-ran when arriving in Florida, having endorsed his prodigious talent by turning professional back in 2012 and winning the Wyndham Championship last year, but the world No75 was hardly a general fancy. This season Kim had had rounds of more than 80 three times, missed seven cuts and been forced to withdraw from four events because of injury trouble.

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      Roger Federer is out of the French Open and Maria Sharapova will learn on Tuesday if she even has a chance of getting into the qualifying tournament for it.Federer confirmed on Monday that he will not play at Danny DeKeyser Youth Jersey Roland Garros this month and instead prepare to play on grass and hard courts later this season, posting a message on his website which read: “Roger to skip Roland Garros.”Federer’s note read: “Regrettably, I’ve decided not to participate in the French Open. I’ve been working really hard, both on and off the court, during the last month but in order to try and play on the ATP World Tour for many years to come I feel it’s best to skip the clay court season this year and prepare for the grass and hard court seasons.“The start to the year has been magical for me but I need to recognise that scheduling will be the key to my longevity moving forward. Thus, my team and I concluded today that playing just one event on clay was not in the best interest of my tennis and physical preparation for the remainder of the season.”“I will miss the French fans, who have always been so supportive and I look forward to seeing them at Roland Garros next year.”The Swiss also missed last year’s French Open through injury, the first time he failed to make the trip to Paris since his debut in 1999. He now appears to be prioritising http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com/authentic-65-danny-dekeyser-jersey.html Wimbledon, having won the tournament seven times.Sharapova’s return is building slow momentum against a backdrop of continued whispers. She tried hard to dispel the notion here at the Italian Open that she neither cares what her rivals think of her nor that she has just made the cut for the qualifying tournament at Wimbledon and might be similarly favoured for the French Open qualifiers. On the first count she was convincing; on the second less so.Asked why she does not seem to attract wider approval and locker-room admiration the way Federer and Rafael Nadal do, the former world No1, seven matches into her comeback after a 15-month suspension for failing a drugs test at the Australian Open, fixed her inquisitor with a no-nonsense gaze. “I want to be a professional on and off the court,” she said. “I want to go to my press conference, I want to do my job, I want to make sure my body is ready for the next match, and that’s it.”She has to get into the main draw of either slam first, but she will not be watching the Facebook Live event from the French Open at 6pm on Tuesday that will announce if she is to be awarded a wildcard for the lead-up tournament in Paris.Sharapova played solidly from the back of the court to beat the Jarome Iginla Jersey world No58, Christina McHale, 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 35 minutes here but so she should. It was her fifth straight win over the American and her fifth win since returning last month.“At this point it’s week to week,” she said of her ranking, which stood at 211 on her arrival from Madrid, where she lost to her fiercest critic, Eugenie Bouchard, having reached the semi-finals in Stuttgart.As for criticism that she has had a gilded return (a conveniently delayed wild card in Germany and eased in here ahead of the local favourite Francesca Schiavone), she said: “I have had to face a lot of, as you say, distractions or opinions or judgment, since I was 17 years old. I play tennis for a lot of things and those are just not them any more.”She sounded similarly indifferent about making the cut for the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. “I don’t know how the Wimbledon qualifying works or the rankings,” she http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com/Jarome_Iginla_Jersey said to mild media astonishment. “Listen, winning matches will get me places so, if that’s where it got me today, then I will take it. I think maybe you guys assume that I know these things.”She did agree she missed tennis, though. “For me it’s the drive and the competition and being in situations that nothing else in life really brings you, the pressure moments and whether you’re ahead or you’re behind, the will and being in front of people that are there to watch you compete and play. I love that feeling. That’s what I really miss.”Britain’s Aljaz Bedene and Kyle Edmund are through to the second round after contrasting wins – but both face hellish challenges. Bedene, who won on retirement against the Italian wild card Gianluca Mager, plays a wounded Novak Djokovic. “Definitely he’s not playing as good as he was and I’m playing better now,” Bedene said. “I’m only going to try and focus on my game and be as aggressive as I can be.“I played Andy [Murray], I played Rafa. But when Djokovic was playing his best tennis, it was probably the best. I didn’t like it as much as Andy or Rafa’s ball. The speed, the power, using the whole body: I was always on the back foot. When I was playing Andy and Rafa, obviously they beat me, but I felt I could do something if I played well. He takes it early. He is solid all round.”



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