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This was the kind of performance that, at most clubs, might render the managerˇs position untenable. It was a display so feeble that the only consolation Michael Del Zotto Authentic Jersey for Arsene Wenger was that the delirious din whipped up by the majority at the final whistle served to drown out the poison being directed at the visiting players from the away section. Only a handful dared approach that seething mass of frustration in the corner of the Arthur Wait stand. Even those few who did were dismissed as unworthy. Arsene Wenger left wincing after Arsenal wave the white flag at Crystal Palace David Hytner at Selhurst Park Read more Participation in next seasonˇs Champions League looks a pipe-dream now for Arsenal who remain seven points behind fourth place and utterly rudderless. It is just about excusable to labour in contests against elite opposition, as they have so often, but they were thrashed here by Crystal Palace. Local delight at the triumph was born less of a first home http://www.authenticflyerstore.com/authentic-12-michael-raffl-jersey.html win against these opponents since 1979, when Terry Venables was in charge and this team wore a sash, but more of the victory taking the hosts further from the relegation places. That damned Arsenal in itself but, while Palaceˇs momentum will surely carry them clear of trouble, Wengerˇs team are in a tailspin. A dismissal of West Ham last midweek had merely papered over gaping cracks. This side have now conceded three goals in each of their last four away games in the top http://www.jetsofficialsonline.com/Brian_Winters_Jersey_Cheap flight  Wenger had never previously lost that many in succession  and, in truth, were fortunate to ship only that many here. It was as if they never recovered from a tardy arrival at the ground 45 minutes before kick-off. They began flustered and rarely offered even a hint of composure thereafter. Alexis Sanchez was holding his head in his hands long before the end, a pose which is becoming excruciatingly familiar, while Wenger merely looked forlorn. Something surely needs to change. It has at Palace. Sam Allardyceˇs rejuvenation of this team is almost complete with his impact on this squad demonstrated here in their breathless energy, snarling aggression and bite in forward areas which shamed the visitors. Mamadou Sakho was a colossus once again, inspiring those across a back-line who must have been braced for Sanchez, Olivier Giroud or Mesut Ozil to dazzle as they so often have in this arena. But, in truth, none of that trio, nor Theo Walcott or Danny Welbeck for that matter, were permitted to prosper while the hosts snapped at them, forever disrupting rhythm on the approach. That harrying was even more devastating at the other end where the visitorsˇ fragility was exposed from the off. Palace might have scored twice prior to edging ahead. Arsenalˇs rearguard, denied Laurent Koscielny, was rendered ramshackle as opponents tore at them eagerly. ¨The whole emphasis on the playersˇ ability to shut them down, crowd them out of their fluent play, was the key to our success,〃 said Allardyce. The spaces that gaped were duly exploited by the lung-bursting running of Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha, or clever manouevring of Yohan Cabaye and Jason Puncheon. Christian Benteke tormented Shkodran Mustafi in the air and it was invariably a Palace player who gathered the knockdownWe were full of energy, full of fight, full of belief and full of talent in the end,〃 added a manager who, eight days previously, had overseen a victory at the divisionˇs runaway leaders, Chelsea. ¨Itˇs been one hell of a week for me and everyone at Crystal Palace.〃 Arsenal, wheezing at the brutality of it all, never really threatened to recover from that early bruising inflicted by Benteke. It was the Belgian who had flicked on just after the quarter-hour to spread the panic, Cabaye and Townsend exchanging neat passes on the edge of the visitorsˇ box before easing the ball wide for Zaha. The winger actually seemed to slip as he squared into the six-yard box but no Arsenal player reacted and Townsend was unmarked to convert. Arsene Wenger defiant despite Arsenalˇs ˉdamagingˇ defeat at Crystal Palace Read more The former Tottenham Hotspur winger would win a penalty from the panicked Emiliano Martinezˇs lunge before the end, again from a Benteke flick which Arsenal Bruce Carter Youth Jersey could not repel. The excellent Luka Milivojevic thumped in his reward from the spot, prompting an ashen-faced Wenger to sink further into his trench coat on the Arsenal bench. His team were still reeling from shipping a second moments earlier, a goal born of Townsend scrapping for possession at a throw-in and then sending Zaha free beyond a befuddled Nacho Monreal. The Ivorian sprinted into space and, rather than sliding a cross for Benteke, pulled his latest assist back to Cabaye at the top of the box. The Frenchmanˇs finish was clipped first time, arcing over Martinez and in. He had not scored here since 2015 and he has never delivered reward this sumptuous in a Palace shirt. The first choruses of ¨Youˇre not fit to wear the shirt〃 had been bellowed from the travelling support in the aftermath of those goals, the tone becoming more spiteful while the visitors mounted late pressure which meant nothing and yielded less. This whole display had been shambolic, a humiliation to endure in a corner of the capital where this club have tended to thrive. Walcottˇs post-match apology will have fallen on deaf ears. This team truly is ¨lost〃, as Ian Wright declared on social media. It is hard to see where their manager goes from here
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Utah had no problem putting the Warriors away 105-99. The Warriors lost that game on purpose, as Steve Kerr benched his starters in the fourth quarter of Game 81 of the year, leaving Javale McGee, Zaza Pachulia and James Michael McAdoo to play down the stretch together in a tight contest. But just because the outcome doesn't mean anything doesn't mean that we didn't learn something important from Monday's contest — the first three-and-a-half Cam Atkinson Authentic Jersey quarters were telling. When the Warriors are playing their best basketball (and probably when they're playing a bit below their best, too) there's not a team in the NBA that can take them in a seven-game series. But the Jazz — the Jazz could give the Warriors problems. This is not to say that Utah is poised to upset Golden State in the postseason, should the two teams meet — let's make that abundantly clear — but Monday's contest highlighted a truth that has been simmering all year: The Jazz are the team that can push the Warriors the hardest in the Western Conference playoffs. It's not that Utah is a title-contending team — not yet, anyway — but they present matchup nightmares for Golden State that no other possible Western Conference playoff opponent can match. And that starts with the man known as the Stifle Tower: Gobert's evolution as a center has been wildly enjoyable to watch unfold. Every year he's been in the league he's taken another huge step forward in his game http://www.officialpistonstore.com/Caron_Butler_Jersey. We all know about Gobert's value as a rim protector — he's the best in the league. The way Golden State combats this is to play smallball. This makes perfect sense — the Warriors are one of the best teams in the NBA at stretching the floor with Draymond Green, Kevin Durant or even David West playing the 5, and that draws Gobert away from the hoop and typically into a state of indecision. Gobert is a really good defender on the perimeter for a man of his stature, but that's not where he should be living. Taking the best shot blocker way from the paint and playing arguably their best lineup at the same time should be a win for Golden State, right? Well, it's not that easy, as the Warriors found out. Gobert had 17 points and 18 rebounds in Monday's win, and no matter what the Warriors wanted to do, they couldn't stop him from getting to the rim. This is a maturation in Gobert's game — in years prior (and even early this year) — if he was stretched out defensively, he rarely took advantage on offense. That was not the case Monday night, and it's hard to see what Golden State could do in the future to stop it. The Warriors playbook is effectively a blend of Spurs defenses and Suns 7-Seconds-Or-Less era offenses. There's some other stuff in there, of course, but the two main influences make sense when you remember that Steve Kerr played for Gregg Popovich and hired Alvin Gentry, an assistant on that Suns team (of which Kerr was the general manager), to be the Warriors' "offensive coordinator" in 2014-15. But Boris Diaw was around those teams too, playing for Mike D'Antoni's Suns and Pop's Spurs teams. And while he might be graying and boasting a just-about pot belly http://www.authenticramsofficialshop.com/Nike-Jamon-Brown-Jersey.html at age 34, the Frenchman still has a deftly deadly game. The Jazz like to use Diaw as a primary facilitator when he's on the court, often times running the offense through the post or elbow. He can't dribble-drive (or can he?), but he's crafty enough to still tug on or collapse a defense. And Diaw's game is the perfect encapsulation of the Jazz's excellent offense. Diaw isn't a player that necessitates a Draymond Green or Andre Iguodala matchup, but he can bully Kevin Durant or a smaller player in the low post. His versatility gives Utah's second unit a viable playmaker (that's different than a scorer) something many teams in the Western Conference lack and every team, including Golden State, has a tough time matching up against. Ingles is a 29-year-old, Australian Boris Diaw, and while he had an up-and-down game Monday, he showed how lethal that kind of all-around game can be. Ingles shot 44 percent from behind the arc this year, second in the NBA, and while he only knocked down one of six 3-pointers Monday, the opportunities for open shots were plentiful and he made up for a few misses with some excellent passing. Ingles had seven assists in the game, with none better than this pick-and-roll feed past Andre Iguodala. Basketball is a game of mismatches and Ingles finds ways to create them every night. When you have a secondary playmaker like him (or Diaw) on the court with the shooters and scorers (chief among them Gordon Hayward, who sat out Monday's game), you have an offense that can create defensive mismatches and thrive in the half court — critical in the postseason. Hill can be a point guard — a pretty good, perhaps even top-10 one at that — but in Utah's system and with Diaw, Ingles and Hayward all strong http://www.officialpistonstore.com/Christian_Laettner_Jersey playmakers from the wings, he doesn't have to be, and on Monday that swung the game in Utah's favor (during the portion we're taking seriously). Hill hit 5-of-7 3-pointers against the Warriors, with all but one coming on a play where he was off the ball. This is Hill at his best. Yes, he can create his own shots, and shots for others, but he's best when he can maneuver around the court without the ball and find open spaces to shoot. Hill isn't Klay Thompson, but he does have a 60 percent effective field goal rating on shots taken without the benefit of a dribble. Having a combo guard like that — particularly one who is good on pull-up 3s in semi-transition, like Hill — forces teams to dedicate better defenders to stopping him. No, the Warriors are pretty much stuck with Curry on Hill, who perhaps unsurprisingly has made 71 percent of his 3-pointers against the Warriors over the last three years. But with Green, Thompson, and perhaps even Andre Iguodala on the court, the Warriors should be in a good position. Let Hill get his and lock down the rest of the team. It's no coincidence that Hill had a good night — Stephen Curry is many positive things, but a lock-down defender he is not. Had Klay Thompson and Hayward played (and the Warriors cared about the outcome), Steve Kerr would have faced a tough conundrum when it comes to matchups — and it's this that's at the heart of why Utah is Golden State's toughest opponent in the West. Curry can't stick with Hill, but can Kerr put Klay Thompson on the Jazz point http://www.officialbluejacketsproshop.com/Dalton_Prout_Jersey guard? Where do you hide Curry in that scenario? Both Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack — Utah's two other point guards — can drive on Curry with ease because of their size, and you can't put him on Gordon Hayward, either.
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Claudio Ranieri has offered a passionate defence of his former Leicester http://www.rangersteamonline.com/Jeff_Beukeboom_JerseyCity players, denying they forced him out. Ranieri was sacked in February, less than a year after transforming a team of 5,000-1 outsiders into Premier League champions and, following his exit, rumours of a dressing-room mutiny were rife. However, while speaking to Sky Sports during the Monday Night Football show, the Italian refused to blame the players but did admit they were difficult to motivate following their title glory. ※I don*t believe rumours the players spoke to the Leicester owners about sacking Jesper Fast Jersey me. I can*t believe the players killed me. No, no, no,§ Ranieri, 65, said. ※It wasn*t easy. I knew that the year after winning the title would be different. The players had to reset their minds 每 this wasn*t a team used to fighting at the top. We were a little team. ※We had to stay calm. The players got to experience something totally different. In pre-season they played against big teams, went all over the world.§ Ranieri did, however, hint at people behind the scenes had worked against him before his sacking. ※Maybe it was someone behind me. I had a little problem the year before and we won the title. Maybe this year, when we lose, these people push a little more.§ When pressed on who those people were, Ranieri said: ※I am a serious man, a loyal man. What I have to say, I say face-to-face.§ Leicester and Atl谷tico Madrid meet again 每 in a third European competition Read more Leicester have improved http://www.officialmagicstoreonline.com/Jason_Williams_Jersey since Ranieri*s departure and the Italian believes it was the Champions League last?16 first-leg tie with Sevilla 每 while he was still in charge 每 that sowed the seeds of recovery. He said: ※I think the turning point was the Sevilla match. I saw the players in the second half fighting together, working together.§ Ranieri was sacked the day after Leicester*s 2-1 defeat against Sevilla but it was a tie they eventually went on to win. ※I found out on the way home that I would be sacked. It was a shock for me and for a lot of other people.§ Ranieri*s replacement Craig Shakespeare will lead Leicester against Atl谷tico Madrid at the Vicente Calder車n, in the first leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday and the former Chelsea manager says the club will always be special to him. ※Leicester will be in my heart for all of my life because I won something in Europe, but Grant Hill Womens Jersey never the title. Three times I was runner-up. ※This time, with Leicester we won the title and the fans, with me, in my heart. I want to thank all the fans
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Aso they meet, these two who achieved the impossible. Leicester City were the team everyone wanted in the Champions League quarter-final but sometimes you should be careful what you wish for, and Atlético Madrid know Eddie Lack Jersey that better than anyone. Once it was they who everyone wanted, but not any more. Opponents found out the hard way; now they want to avoid them at all costs. The club who celebrated their centenary with a song that lauded “What a way to suffer!” did a Leicester before Leicester did. And they did not stop there. They are not the same. But at Atlético there is a sense that they share something with their opponents. Leicester’s title was followed with fascination and fondness in Spain. When, incredibly, it actually happened, it was celebrated. It also provoked recurring questions, asked amongst themselves and posed to the English. Could it ever happen here? And what would the equivalent be? Well, here is the thing: maybe Atlético winning the league was just that, back in 2014. Craig Shakespeare’s conscience clear over Claudio Ranieri Leicester claims Read more The truth is there is no exact equivalent – there is a reason that Jamie Vardy’s story is heading to Hollywood, and we all know the odds: 5,000-1. The histories of these two clubs are different too, even as they share a stage here. At the front of the room at the Vicente Calderón, Kasper Schmeichel recalled the “journey”, passing through lower leagues to the top of the Premier League, the only major trophy in Leicester’s history; at the back, a board on the wall detailed Atlético’s trophies. There are 24 of them, including 10 leagues, 10 cups and three European titles. Through the doors, where Leicester trained, an arena living its final days: a historic, soon-to-be-demolished home that holds 55,000. Atlético are the third biggest club in Spain and should, in theory, hold aspirations well beyond Leicester’s. Yet there are parallels and the comparison is not so crazy. Atlético won the Copa del Rey, at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid, who they had not beaten in 14 years, then won the league title at the Camp Nou, ahead of two giants with budgets five times http://www.officialkingsteamstore.com/Luc_Robitaille_Jersey theirs – a gap bigger than the one that separated Leicester from Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City. Advertisement Antoine Griezmann said it, Filipe Luís said it and Jan Oblak said it, too: Leicester are similar to Atlético, both for what they have done – and they more than most teams in this competition appreciate that – and for how they play. Strong, physical, well organised. Difficult to overcome defensively, and swift to counter?attack, direct. As one opposition coach here at the Calderón put it: “Horrible bastards to play against.” The former Chelsea full-back Filipe Luís said: “When I was in England Leicester were in a very different situation. [Now] they’re a very solid team that defends very well and reminds us of Atlético.” That could prove Jaromir Jagr Youth Jersey problematic, he conceded: “Maybe we can play better against these teams, Barcelona and Real Madrid, because they have the ball and control the game [whereas] when we have to initiate it’s not easy.” Diego Simeone, the Atlético manager, suggested there would not be many goals but when it was put to him that Leicester might “renounce” possession (the implication being “just like you”), he responded: “I don’t think they will renounce the ball, I think they choose to play the way that suits them best consisting the qualities of the players. With the explosiveness of Vardy, who I like a lot, they are vertical, intense, precise at times. They strengthen the qualities of their players and that is what took them to their place in Europe.” Juventus’ Paulo Dybala leaves Barcelona with another mountain to climb Read more It is, he insisted, what he does too; what has taken Atlético to their current place. He welcomed the idea that Atlético may have provided a model for other clubs, like Leicester, to follow. A club who challenged the status quo and opened other paths. “Football is wonderful because no one is right: there’s no absolute truth. Maybe other teams have looked at us and thought that.” Sitting alongside him Atlético’s captain, Gabi Fernández, cited “the humility and ambition we both play with” and added: “They did something very important last year, winning the league, like we did. We’re proud to face them tomorrow.” Craig Shakespeare was proud, too. “If they say that, it’s a huge compliment,” the Leicester manager said. “We know what we are about. It’s about http://www.officialcelticsproshop.com/Isaiah_Thomas_Jersey the team ethic – and that’s one of Atlético’s strengths. It’s a nice comparison.” If it could be maintained, it would be nicer yet. This European adventure is a one-off for Leicester. For Atlético, it is not. They are in their fourth consecutive quarter-final, another measure of their extraordinary success. They have been in two finals in three years, yet the European Cup is not on that board. Those finals against Real still sting and they want to go back and try to win the trophy with the big ears for a first time, like Leicester. “These are the days you live for,” Schmeichel said. At the end of the press conference, Simeone was asked if there was anything he would like to do before he eventually leaves Atlético. “Yes,” he smiled, getting up to go, “win tomorrow.” That is another thing they have in common
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Aso they meet, these two who achieved the impossible. Leicester City were the team everyone wanted in the Champions League quarter-final but sometimes you should be careful what you wish for, and Atlético Madrid know Eddie Lack Jersey that better than anyone. Once it was they who everyone wanted, but not any more. Opponents found out the hard way; now they want to avoid them at all costs. The club who celebrated their centenary with a song that lauded “What a way to suffer!” did a Leicester before Leicester did. And they did not stop there. They are not the same. But at Atlético there is a sense that they share something with their opponents. Leicester’s title was followed with fascination and fondness in Spain. When, incredibly, it actually happened, it was celebrated. It also provoked recurring questions, asked amongst themselves and posed to the English. Could it ever happen here? And what would the equivalent be? Well, here is the thing: maybe Atlético winning the league was just that, back in 2014. Craig Shakespeare’s conscience clear over Claudio Ranieri Leicester claims Read more The truth is there is no exact equivalent – there is a reason that Jamie Vardy’s story is heading to Hollywood, and we all know the odds: 5,000-1. The histories of these two clubs are different too, even as they share a stage here. At the front of the room at the Vicente Calderón, Kasper Schmeichel recalled the “journey”, passing through lower leagues to the top of the Premier League, the only major trophy in Leicester’s history; at the back, a board on the wall detailed Atlético’s trophies. There are 24 of them, including 10 leagues, 10 cups and three European titles. Through the doors, where Leicester trained, an arena living its final days: a historic, soon-to-be-demolished home that holds 55,000. Atlético are the third biggest club in Spain and should, in theory, hold aspirations well beyond Leicester’s. Yet there are parallels and the comparison is not so crazy. Atlético won the Copa del Rey, at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid, who they had not beaten in 14 years, then won the league title at the Camp Nou, ahead of two giants with budgets five times http://www.officialkingsteamstore.com/Luc_Robitaille_Jersey theirs – a gap bigger than the one that separated Leicester from Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City. Advertisement Antoine Griezmann said it, Filipe Luís said it and Jan Oblak said it, too: Leicester are similar to Atlético, both for what they have done – and they more than most teams in this competition appreciate that – and for how they play. Strong, physical, well organised. Difficult to overcome defensively, and swift to counter?attack, direct. As one opposition coach here at the Calderón put it: “Horrible bastards to play against.” The former Chelsea full-back Filipe Luís said: “When I was in England Leicester were in a very different situation. [Now] they’re a very solid team that defends very well and reminds us of Atlético.” That could prove Jaromir Jagr Youth Jersey problematic, he conceded: “Maybe we can play better against these teams, Barcelona and Real Madrid, because they have the ball and control the game [whereas] when we have to initiate it’s not easy.” Diego Simeone, the Atlético manager, suggested there would not be many goals but when it was put to him that Leicester might “renounce” possession (the implication being “just like you”), he responded: “I don’t think they will renounce the ball, I think they choose to play the way that suits them best consisting the qualities of the players. With the explosiveness of Vardy, who I like a lot, they are vertical, intense, precise at times. They strengthen the qualities of their players and that is what took them to their place in Europe.” Juventus’ Paulo Dybala leaves Barcelona with another mountain to climb Read more It is, he insisted, what he does too; what has taken Atlético to their current place. He welcomed the idea that Atlético may have provided a model for other clubs, like Leicester, to follow. A club who challenged the status quo and opened other paths. “Football is wonderful because no one is right: there’s no absolute truth. Maybe other teams have looked at us and thought that.” Sitting alongside him Atlético’s captain, Gabi Fernández, cited “the humility and ambition we both play with” and added: “They did something very important last year, winning the league, like we did. We’re proud to face them tomorrow.” Craig Shakespeare was proud, too. “If they say that, it’s a huge compliment,” the Leicester manager said. “We know what we are about. It’s about http://www.officialcelticsproshop.com/Isaiah_Thomas_Jersey the team ethic – and that’s one of Atlético’s strengths. It’s a nice comparison.” If it could be maintained, it would be nicer yet. This European adventure is a one-off for Leicester. For Atlético, it is not. They are in their fourth consecutive quarter-final, another measure of their extraordinary success. They have been in two finals in three years, yet the European Cup is not on that board. Those finals against Real still sting and they want to go back and try to win the trophy with the big ears for a first time, like Leicester. “These are the days you live for,” Schmeichel said. At the end of the press conference, Simeone was asked if there was anything he would like to do before he eventually leaves Atlético. “Yes,” he smiled, getting up to go, “win tomorrow.” That is another thing they have in common
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The Barcelona forward Neymar will miss the clásico against Real Madrid this month after being given a three-match ban following his red Deion Jones Youth Jersey card at Málaga on Saturday. Neymar, 25, picked up a needless second yellow card for wiping out Diego Llorente in the 65th minute of the 2-0 defeat at La Rosaleda, which earned the Brazil international a one-match suspension. However, his sarcastic applause towards the officials after he was cautioned for a second James Bradberry Authentic Jersey time has resulted in an additional two-match ban, as it was deemed an infringement of article 117 of the RFEF’s disciplinary code. Tony Adams vows to give Granada players ‘a kick up the arse’ Read more The RFEF, Spanish football’s governing body, confirmed the sanctions on its website on Tuesday. Article 117 addresses “attitudes of contempt or disregard for referees, managers or authorities”. Neymar will miss this weekend’s home game against Real Sociedad, the 23 April trip to the Bernabéu, and the home clash with Osasuna three days later. The La Liga leaders Real Madrid had earlier on Saturday been held to a 1-1 draw by their city http://www.broncosfootballprosshop.com/Dennis_Smith_Jersey_Cheap Atlético, meaning Luis Enrique’s side could have moved top of the table with victory. However, Sandro scored on the break against his former club on 32 minutes and the substitute Jony Rodríguez added a late second after Neymar’s dismissal, meaning Real finished the weekend three points clear of Authentic Breno Giacomini Youth Jersey Barça and with a game in hand
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While there is a surplus of doom and gloom, not all of it is justified by what we’ve seen so far. No one is out for the season. Roberto Osuna is coming back. The entire team hasn’t simultaneously forgotten how to hit. Sitting at 1-5 with a couple early injury worries, the Blue Jays’ start could hardly have gone worse. As Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun pointed out Sunday http://www.officialbluejaysproshop.com/Devon_Travis_Jersey, it’s the worst start in franchise history record-wise, and the injuries and big expectations make things seem even worse. Normally when a team hits its first off day of the MLB season, it’s a good time to reflect on what has gone right and wrong in the early going. For the Toronto Blue Jays, that job is a little easier because there’s only one side of the ledger to focus on. We are talking about six games here. In NFL terms, the Blue Jays are early in the third quarter in their Week 1 game, so it’s a little early to be talking about how the whole season is going to go. For instance, the Minnesota Twins are 5-1 right now and the Cincinnati Reds share the NL Central lead with the Chicago Cubs. So, amidst the flurry of worry polluting the air in Toronto, here’s a rundown of what’s worthy of your concern and what not to waste your valuable time fretting on: Josh Donaldson, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays, Blue Jays Josh Donaldson’s calf injury is not the only concerning thing about the Toronto Blue Jays’ 1-5 start. (Daniel Kucin Jr/CSM/REX/Shutterstock) Donaldson was lifted from Sunday’s game due to right calf tightness from running to first base. He’s day-to-day for now and hopes to play on Tuesday, although that’s not confirmed yet. In the spring he dealt with a similar injury, causing some concern about whether his calf issues could be re-occurring throughout the season. Donaldson is undoubtedly the Blue Jays’ best and most indispensable player, so the idea of a lingering injury isn’t ideal. On the plus side, this is tightness, not a tear, and it looks like he won’t miss much – if any – time. The worry here isn’t that Donaldson will be out for a huge chunk of the season, it’s that he’ll be forced to play through pain with some regularity. Everyone knows the third baseman is a tough guy who’s capable of that, but the possibility exists that his effectiveness could be diminished at times this year, especially in the field and on the bases. J.P. Howell’s injury hasn’t helped the Blue Jays’ early bullpen woes. So far the Blue Jays J.A. Happ Womens Jersey bullpen has accounted for three of the team’s losses with two blown saves and J.P. Howell is on the 10-day disabled list with a shoulder injury. Five. This number is all about Howell’s injury. It appears to be relatively minor, but shoulder issues are notoriously finicky. If Howell is out for long that’s a real problem as Aaron Loup would be the only late-game matchup lefty available. Other than that, one shouldn’t get too worked up about 22.2 innings of 4.37 ERA ball. The group’s peripherals are actually quite good with a 3.35 FIP. The numbers are also brought down by a couple of very shaky outings by Jose Bautista is off to a slow start, but there’s a good chance it won’t last long. What’s going on: Through six games the Blue Jays are hitting an abysmal .202/.280/.298 with just four home runs. If you think a lineup anchored by Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki, and Kendrys Morales is going to hit like Noah Syndergaard without the power then you’re fooling yourself. It would be nice to see some of these guys round into form, but it’s absurdly early to bury them. Casey Lawrence, who’s walked five hitters and given up three runs in two innings. Also, Osuna should be back Tuesday and the whole group has been overworked due to Francisco Liriano’s awful 2017 debut. Blue Jays lefty Francisco Liriano would like to put his forgettable 2017 debut behind him. What’s going on: Right now, Liriano has a 135.00 ERA after giving up five runs and only collecting one out in his first start against the Tampa Bay Rays. In terms of individuals, Bautista’s struggles making Bill Mazeroski Authentic Jersey contact so far are worth a raised eyebrow, as is Steve Pearce’s no-walk, no extra-base hit line of .176/.176/.176. It’s worth noting though that several hitters are scuffling at the same time. This is not an uncommon state of affairs. If you want to make the case that there’s a pathological inability to “get the big hit” here because of 49 subpar plate appearances with runners in scoring position, you’re welcome to it – but the ground beneath your feet is about as solid as a wet Kleenex. Much of that won’t last. Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki, Russell Martin, Steve Pearce, and Devon Travis won’t all rank among the dregs of AL hitters for much longer. But Toronto, coming off consecutive ALCS berths, has a limited margin for error as it tries to reconcile being the oldest team in Major League Baseball with a desire to bolster its farm system and compete long-term. Edwin Encarnacion isn’t around anymore to ride shotgun with Josh Donaldson and drive in infinity runs, and whichever high-offense position Pearce doesn’t play this year is going to result in either Justin Smoak or Ezequiel Carrera weighing down the bottom of the lineup. A steady drip of early injuries could deepen the Jays’ hole too: Roberto Osuna could rejoin the club and reclaim his closer role by Tuesday’s home opener, but now Toronto is missing fellow reliever J.P. Howell (DL, sore shoulder) and possibly star third baseman Donaldson (day-to-day, right calf tightness). If the Jays hope to make it back to the postseason for the third straight year, a lot of things will need to go right, from a possible Marcus Stroman breakout to better health to every one of the team’s capable hitters performing near career-best levels. It would have been better if this didn’t happen for Liriano and the http://www.officialpiratesproshop.com/Barry_Bonds_Jersey team, but it’s one start. The veteran southpaw ended last year strong and had an outstanding spring. Those things probably say more about where his season is going than one disastrous start. Sometimes pitchers just don’t have it.
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Antonio Conte has distanced himself from the latest wave of speculation linking him with a return to Italy in the summer, most probably Authentic Jeff Beukeboom Womens Jersey with Internazionale, and stressed his aim was to claim the Premier League title with Chelsea and then “build something important” for the future at Stamford Bridge. The Italian saw his side retain their seven-point lead at the top of the division with a hard-fought victory over Manchester City on Wednesday. Chelsea may still need as many as six wins from their final eight games to reclaim the title, but the manner of their success in midweek was impressive given it came just days after the surprise home defeat http://www.rangersteamonline.com/Jesper_Fast_Jersey by Crystal Palace. Any nerves generated by that rare setback have been eased. Eden Hazard’s brilliance lifts Chelsea as view from the Bridge improves Read more Arguably more disruptive might have been the constant suggestions back home, fuelled most recently by Andrea Pastorello, brother of the Italian agent Federico, a friend of Conte’s, that the manager’s spell in English football could prove short-lived. Inter, under the money-flushed ownership of Suning Holdings group, are understood to be keen to test his resolve to remain in London and are prepared to offer him almost complete control of transfer policy at San Siro. Pastorello did little to stifle the notion his compatriot might be tempted, despite Chelsea remaining confident Conte will sign an extension to his contract, which runs to 2019, before the end of the season. “Will Conte stay at Chelsea? If he wins a title and begins the cycle, the objective http://www.officialcelticsproshop.com/Isaiah_Thomas_Jersey is one of continuity,” said the agent, who has become an increasingly prominent figure behind the scenes at Chelsea since last summer. “But if offers from clubs arrive, new opportunities may arise, especially at historical clubs.” Yet Conte, speaking to Italian media, expressed his frustration that the agent had been talking publicly on his behalf. “I don’t like it when others speak for me,” he said. “Pastorello is a friend, I know him well, but I don’t like when others speak for me. If someone wants to know something about me, then they must ask me. We’re fighting for the title and we want to achieve this goal, then we’ll try to build something important together.” Asked whether that meant he will be at Chelsea next season, Conte added: “Yes, for the next season.” Advertisement Recruitment will become an issue this summer, with the Italian seeking proper influence on transfer policy as he prepares to add significantly to his squad before the team’s return to the Champions League. Talks have been held with the influential director Marina Granovskaia, with Chelsea well aware of Conte’s preference to target players such as Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez. The Chilean’s wage demands – effectively around £300,000 a week – could be met at Stamford Bridge, though compelling Arsenal to sell may prove more problematic. The list is also understood to include Monaco’s Tiemoué Bakayoko, the Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk, and David Alaba and Alex Sandro of Bayern Munich and Juventus respectively. Romelu Lukaku is also a target, particularly should Diego Costa finally force a move back to Spain or to China. Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s match-winner on Wednesday with a brace in the leaders’ victory, is also expected to sign new terms over the next few months. His compatriot Thibaut Courtois has urged the club to deflect apparent interest from Real Madrid in the playmaker. “Chelsea have ambitions to win the Champions League again and always look to play for the title,” said the goalkeeper, who had also been linked with a move to the Bernabéu. “If you want to do that, you need the biggest players. Eden is obviously a big part of that. “Eden is not affected by the speculation. They are just rumours. He is just calm. He knows that he is important to Chelsea, like I do. We are both very happy to be here. The game against City was my 100th for Chelsea, and I hope to have many more.” This article Jae Crowder Womens Jersey was amended to clarify that the agent involved was not Federico Pastorello but his brother Andrea
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Fly-half Steve Crosbie, making his first start, kicked three first-half penalties and converted Eoin McKeon's try to put the visitors 16-0 ahead. Two more from Crosbie made it 22-0 but a penalty try and a score from Hamish Watson gave Edinburgh belated hope. Glenn Bryce added a third with six minutes left but the visitors held on. The champions remain seventh in the Pro12, well outside the play-off places, Dirk Nowitzki Womens Jersey while defeat was a seventh at home in the league for Edinburgh, and a fourth in a row since moving to Myreside in the new year. Those last four losses have been by a combined total of nine points, and after exiting the European Challenge Cup in the quarter-finals last week, the end of the season cannot come quickly enough for the capital side. They enjoyed the majority of possession and territory in the opening quarter, but errors undermined them at critical moments. One multi-phase attack ended with prop Simon Berghan penalised for holding on in the tackle; another broke down when Duncan Weir knocked on a Nathan Fowles pass. The Scotland fly-half had already missed a penalty attempt, but Connacht counterpart Crosbie made no mistake with two chances to put the visitors 6-0 up. Last year's champions started to show glimpses of their potent attack, http://www.authenticgrizzliestore.com/Bryant_Reeves_Jersey Tiernan O'Halloran releasing the dangerous Niyi Adeolokun with a superb flicked pass, and they scored on their first visit to Edinburgh's 22. The hosts' defence was breached far too easily as flanker McKeon powered on to Kieran Marmion's short pass, Crosbie converting for a 13-0 lead. Weir pulled a second simple penalty attempt wide to further dampen Edinburgh spirits, Crosbie maintaining his 100% record with a third penalty to put the visitors in command by the interval. he pattern continued on the resumption, Edinburgh fashioning an opening down the right when Damien Hoyland released Rory Scholes, only to concede another breakdown penalty. Crosbie made it 19-0 with another kick and Connacht should have had a second try but for a dropped pass in the right corner. Weir was fortunate to escape a yellow card for a high tackle around the neck of replacement prop Finlay Bealham, Bruce Bowen Youth Jersey but Crosbie dispensed punishment with another three points before being replaced by Jack Carty. Edinburgh belatedly roused themselves, scoring two tries in the space of four minutes to give themselves hope, despite initially botching a three-on-one overlap after a blind-side break. O'Halloran was adjudged to have deliberately strayed offside in intercepting a scoring pass, http://www.chiefsofficialsauthentic.com/CHIEFS-ALEX-SMITH-JERSEY referee Daniel Jones awarding a penalty try and dispatching the full-back to the sin-bin. The impressive Watson then spun out of two tackles to burrow over, Weir converting both scores to reduce the gap to eight points. Six minutes from time, full-back Bryce dotted down his first try for the club. But Weir's conversion attempt drifted wide, and another trademark late rally fell short.
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The one consistent bright side to the Mariners season so far has been the starting pitching. Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, and James Paxton have so far combined to throw 17 innings while giving up just four total runs. Paxton in particular looked excellent, giving up just two hits in six innings, and giving one of Gerardo Parra Womens Jersey the best offenses in baseball fits with his blend of power pitching and continued pounding of the inside of the strike zone. The Seattle Mariners season is now three games old, and it hasn’t been an ideal start to the year. The Mariners are currently 0-3, with three close losses against the division rival Houston Astros. Luckily, there are still 159 games left to play, and there’s plenty of time to turn the season around. Here are some observations from this unfortunate beginning to the Mariners season. Hernandez and Iwakuma each struggled slightly with pitch location, giving up a combined four solo home runs due to a couple of pitches that ended up in the middle of the strike zone, but other than that each looked good. Should Hernandez, Iwakuma, and Paxton keep pitching this effectively, the top of the Mariners rotation will keep them in games all season long. The Silent Bats. The offense had four games to forget in Houston. The series was really punctuated when the Mariners loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the 13th inning Wednesday night, and they only scored one run. They eventually lost that game 5-3 in 13 innings. The first two games netted one Mariner run. Again, we’re hoping the Mariners are building to a break out this weekend in Anaheim. Last night newcomers Jarrod Dyson and Jean Segura put up RBI singles in the ninth to break a 2-2 tie, and they gave Seattle their first win of the season, 4-2. Segura is the only Mariner regular batting over .200 going into this weekend’s series, a trend that should be toppled quickly. The Seattle Mariners played four close games against the Houston Astros to start the season, but they ended up on the short side of the stick in three of those games. At 1-3, the Mariners now head into Anaheim for three games against the Angels. The Angels also had a four game set to start the season, opening in Oakland. They went 2-2, winning Tuesday and Wednesday before dropping the series finale last night for a series split with the A’s. Mariners fans are hoping Seattle will be able to build on a series finale victory and gain some traction this weekend in Anaheim. Jarrod Dyson was the hero for the Seattle Mariners last night helping deliver their first win of the season. Starting Pitching. Despite two quality starts in the Houston series, no Mariner starter notched a win against the Astros. Tonight will be the debut of Yovani Gallardo. Acquired in the off http://www.authenticramsofficialshop.com/Nike-Tim-Barnes-Jersey.html season from Baltimore, the Mariners are hoping he can put an ugly 2016 behind him. The veteran started 23 games for Baltimore, but he went 6-8 with a career high ERA of 5.42. All Mariner fans will be watching Felix Hernandez closely on his start Saturday. Hernandez isn’t missing his turn in the rotation, but he left his start on Monday early after five innings pitched with groin tightness. He gave up 2 HR in the 3-0 loss, but he was otherwise effective striking out six batters in his short outing. With Drew Smyly already on the D.L., Seattle can hardly afford to lose another starting pitcher this early. Hisashi Iwakuma will throw the finale of the series on Sunday. Iwakuma was a tough luck loser in his debut, losing 2-1 despite not allowing a runner into scoring position. Like Hernandez, he gave up two solo HRs in his start. Going 1-3 vs. the Astros? Not the splashy start to the season the Seattle Mariners wanted. But, I have to think better days are ahead, even if the offense laid an egg in Houston. Seattle has only one batter currently batting over .200. I’m sure if that held up, it’d be some kind of record. The Mariners are going to start hitting and scoring more runs. The pitching staff did enough that with some run support that this team will look more like the contenders I think they actually are. I’m going on a limb, and I’m calling for a road sweep over the Angels this weekend to send the Mariners over .500 at 4-3, which would be a sweet ending to a bumpy first week. The Mariners biggest addition this offseason was shortstop Jean Segura. After hitting .320 with 20 home runs and 203 hits in 2016, he was expected to provide another explosive bat at the top of the order for the Mariners. So far, he has lived up to expectations. In the 5-3 loss on Wednesday, Segura provided both earned runs for the Mariners with a two run home run in the fifth inning. In his Mariner debut on Monday, Segura had two of the Mariners three hits. So far, it looks like Segura was worth the price the Mariners paid. If you were told that the Astros scored a total of just 10 runs against the Mariners in three games, you would think that the Mariners probably won at least one, and probably two of those games. After all, last year the Mariners averaged 4.74 runs per game, and they added some dynamic new pieces this offseason in Jean Segura and Jarrod Dyson. Yet, the Mariners have only managed four runs in three games, and have really struggled to hit the ball with runners in scoring positions. They have managed only one hit with a runner in scoring position all season (their other three runs this season came off a two run home run and a bases-loaded walk). For the Mariners to win, their situational hitting simply has to be better. The most glaring example was in their most recent game (a 5-3 loss in 13 innings). The Mariners had the bases loaded with no outs, up 3-2 in the 13th inning, with the potential to put the game away. Instead, Danny Valencia hit a soft fly ball to shallow center field, and Mike Zunino and Jarrod Dyson struck out swinging. These first three games have proved that the Mariners will be in a good position to win all season because of their starting pitching. If the offense is able to perform better with runners in scoring position, they should still be in the playoff chase come August and September. According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, Hernandez exited the game after experiencing tightness in his right groin. It looked like the right-hander may have tweaked the muscle while covering first base on a grounder in the fourth inning. Mariners manager Scott Servais and the head athletic trainer checked on Hernandez, but he remained in the game. He would record four more outs before calling it a night. The Seattle Mariners didn’t get off to the start they hoped for on Opening Day, suffering a 3-0 shutout loss at the hands of the division rival Astros in Houston. To make matters worse, their longtime ace Felix Hernandez was forced to leave the game with an apparent injury after five innings. King Felix wasn’t exactly having a dominant outing, allowing two runs on five hits over the five frames. The scoring came via a pair of solo homers off the bats of George Springer and Carlos Correa. Nevertheless, Hernandez had racked up six strikeouts with no walks and tossed only 65 pitches before getting the early hook. So his removal clearly wasn’t performance-related. After the game, Hernandez told reporters that he felt alright and didn’t believe http://www.authenticramsofficialshop.com/Nike-Tavon-Austin-Jersey.html his groin would prove a major issue. When asked if he would make his next scheduled start on Saturday against the Angels in Anaheim, he replied, “Oh yeah, for sure. I’ll be there.” Per Johns, Servais echoed that sentiment. While it’s good to hear him optimistic following something of a scare, it remains to be seen if the King will actually make that next outing. This early in the season, the M’s might decide to take it easy and give him a few extra days to recover, making sure he’s 100 percent ready to go. At this early juncture, they can afford that. You never want to sideline your number-one starter, but if it means the difference between missing one start and being out of commission for an extended period, it’s best to err of the side of caution. Seattle will probably see how Hernandez feels over the remainder of the week. After eight consecutive seasons of 200 or more innings (and 10 straight years of making at least 30 starts), Felix missed some time last year with a calf strain suffered under the regrettable circumstances of celebrating a home run. He was limited to 153.1 frames over 25 outings, and the rest of his numbers were decidedly below his usual high standards: 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 1.88 K/BB ratio. Hernandez, who turns 31 in a few days, is hoping that 2017 is a bounce-back season for him. If the Mariners are to reach the playoffs, they’ll need him to pitch more like his vintage self. Yesterday was Hernandez’s ninth consecutive Opening Day start – the longest active streak in the major leagues – and everyone knows what he means to Seattle as the leader of their staff. Though the Mariners http://www.officialrockieshop.com/authentic-19-charlie-blackmon-jersey.html have started the season 0-3, they have definitely shown some promising signs. The starting pitching so far has been excellent, and they have shown an ability to be patient at the plate and get runners on base. If they are able to find some offensive production with runners in scoring position, they will still be in a good position to make the playoffs. It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint. The baseball season is the longest of professional sport season.
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