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For all that the Olympic Games has become a byword for corruption and greed, it is challenged by only the football World Cup in Authentic Frank Herrmann Womens Jersey terms of global popularity. Inclusion brings exposure to new audiences and opens up cash from national governments and the International Olympic Committee itself. That is why rugby and golf rejoined in Rio last year and the World Squash Federation president was “heartbroken” to learn that squash would not feature in 2020.Cricket has long been unique among major sports in its reticence about joining the Olympic Games: an oddity that speaks of the sport’s conservatism and the historic lack of concern of its largest members for increasing the sport’s global footprint.England Women’s World Cup triumph should transform fortunes of the playersRead moreWhile dashed dreams have been a recurrence in recent cricket politics, there is now a distinct sense that the landscape is shifting. In March David Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, declared that the “time is right” to apply to enter the Games in 2024. Since then the success of the Women’s World Cup has added to belief within the sport that cricket should and will rejoin the Games, which will essentially depend on whether India can follow other major nations and http://www.authenticphillieshop.com/authentic-19-greg-luzinski-jersey.html the International Cricket Council in embracing the concept.“Inclusion in the Olympics would be phenomenal for the globalisation of the game – both in terms of participation and fan engagement,” says Clare Connor, England’s head of women’s cricket. Tony Irish, the executive chairman of FICA, the players’ association, describes the Games as “essential to expanding cricket into other countries”.The support is shared by Lars Rensmann, the co-author of Gaming the World. “It would definitely advance cricket’s globalisation,” he believes. 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Baseball was an Olympic sport from 1992-2008 (and will return in 2020) but its inclusion did not turbo-charge globalisation, highlighting the dangers of under-strength teams. This experience informs the IOC’s determination that a http://www.officialnikedolphinsshop.com/andrew-franks-jersey-for-sale-c-36.html cricket event in the Games must feature full-strength teams.Do not question England’s fight or desire before third Test, says Ben StokesRead moreCricket is already too late to make the initial sports programme for the 2024 Games. But after the IOC announces the hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Games in Lima in September the organising committee of the 2024 hosts – most probably Paris – will have the chance to propose additional events for that edition of the Games. They will be able to do so until the executive board meeting following the Tokyo Games in 2020, although cricket applying later would give off the impression of a lack of enthusiasm and, as such, reduce the sport’s chances of acceptance.Were cricket included, space would need to be found for regional qualifiers. Logistics during the event – like the stadiums to use and the size of the grounds – could still be a challenge. Both Los Angeles and Paris have cricket stadiums, although they would need significant upgrading to host an Olympic event. 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The first of many questions that executives at Edgbaston had to ask as they commenced preparations for England’s first ever day-night Test was: what Authentic Joseph Young Womens Jersey do you call the breaks? Standard, daytime Tests have their lunch break at, well, lunchtime, and their tea break at, give or take, tea time. A 2pm start distorts the timetable and, while 4pm can be referred to in many ways, if you are calling it lunchtime something has gone badly wrong with your day.In Adelaide, where Australia played day-night Test matches against New Zealand in 2015 and South Africa the following year, and where England will appear in another this December, the breaks were switched, with the first becoming shorter and known as tea, and the second – coming, as it does, at approximately dinnertime – stretching longer and renamed dinner. “We decided in discussions with the ECB not to do that, because we think that would be more confusing,” says Neil Snowball, Warwickshire’s chief executive and veteran of both 2012 Olympic and 2015 Rugby World Cup organising committees. “We’ll be starting at 2pm, have the first two-hour session and our main interval will be the first interval, which we’ll call ‘lunch’, even though it’s at 4 o’clock, then we’ll have the second break between 6.40pm and 7pm which again we’ll call ‘tea’. It’s just to avoid confusion. We don’t know if this is going to be the first of many or whether it’s a one-off but we thought it was easier to explain.”For all their experience of hosting floodlit matches, preparing for England’s first day-night Test has been nowhere near as straightforward as it might have been to put on five http://www.officialpacershop.com/authentic-13-mark-jackson-jersey.html successive day-night ODIs. Snowball, as part of his preparations, has been in regular contact with Keith Bradshaw, the former chief executive of MCC who now holds the same position at the South Australian Cricket Association and has been involved in all the Adelaide matches. In March Snowball and Gary Barwell, Warwickshire’s head groundsman, were in Abu Dhabi to see the Champion County match played, as this week’s Test will be, with a pink Dukes ball. “One of the things we learned out there was not to try to be too clever with the actual pitch,” says Snowball. “There have been various debates about whether you leave a bit more on, whether you take a bit more off, but Men's Premier Reebok Connor McDavid Charcoal Jersey - #97 NHL Edmonton Oilers Cross Check Fashionwhat we’ve concluded is that we should just produce a good Edgbaston strip, a good Test pitch with good carry, nice and firm.”They also returned from Abu Dhabi with a supply of adjuvant spray, regularly used in hotter climates to help disperse evening dew. “You’ve probably seen sometimes – we do it and they do it abroad – they whizz round on a tractor with a rope,” says Snowball. “So basically you put a very fine spray over the outfield which coats the blades of grass so that, if the dew does fall, it just sits on the top of the grass, so that when you whizz round with the rope it flicks it all up in the air and a percentage of it evaporates. 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So ticket-holders on days two and beyond should be aware that, if they turn up at 2pm they may already have missed half an hour’s action, and that ideally they should check on Warwickshire’s website or on social media in case the start time has been brought forward. But while fans have been warned not to be late, staff are being told not to be early. “If you have a full five days, like we did last year against Pakistan, it’s http://www.nikeminnesotavikingstore.com/harrison-smith-jersey-for-sale-c-26.html quite gruelling for everybody involved – whether it’s the chefs, the groundstaff or the security guys,” says Snowball. “And people are used to getting in very early on Test days, at 7.30 ready for an 11am start. One of the things we’ve had to tell people is: ‘Don’t come in at 7.30am. 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Mark Stoneman feels his Test debut against West Indies under lights this Thursday is justification for his winter move from Durham to Surrey as he Mike Scott Jersey prepares to become the latest batsman to try to crack the puzzle that is being Alastair Cook’s opening partner.At 30 years of age Stoneman will become the oldest specialist batsman to be handed a first England cap this century, and the hope from the selectors now is that this seasoned left-hander’s additional experience comes off in the three-match Investec series and ends the seemingly perpetual search to fill the gap left by the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. Stoneman will be Cook’s 15th partner since his debut, 12th since Strauss retired and, though Stoneman missed out on a top-order spot twice this summer when first Gary Ballance and then Tom Westley got the nod at No3, he always retained the hope that his surge in county runs since trading the north-east for south London would eventually force a way in.Stoneman had already signed for Surrey before Durham’s financially enforced relegation last October, – the die was probably cast when Michael di Venuto, his former team-mate and long-time idol, became head coach http://www.officialastrostore.com/Nolan_Ryan_Jersey at the Oval in early 2016 – but cricketers have not needed to leave the Riverside to get international recognition in recent times given the opener he has replaced, Keaton Jennings, was the club’s 10th academy player to be capped.Nevertheless the fresh surroundings, a reunion with Di Venuto and less off-field noise at a more settled club appear to have been beneficial for someone described as an Men's Premier Reebok Laurent Brossoit Green Jersey - #1 NHL Edmonton Oilers Salute To Serviceintense character by his friends. He has 1,033 first-class runs at an average of 57 this county summer, a leap from a career average of 34, albeit having passed four figures in the “I’d like to thank all the staff and team-mates at Durham for helping me to get here. The last four years at the club I was playing nicely and I can’t thank them enough,” said Stoneman, who has the chance to seal an Ashes berth with a strong showing against West Indies.“The move to Surrey was to continue that progression, so maybe this [call-up] does justify that. I’m in a good position. I know myself quite well now as a cricketer and a person and hopefully I can do myself justice. Partnering Cook Authentic Ryan Murray Youth Jerseywill be amazing. I’ve spent a lot of years watching him on the telly and have massive respect for what he has done.” Known as Rocky by team-mates after inheriting the nickname from his father Ian, a prominent league cricketer and umpire in the north-east, Stoneman’s credentials have been endorsed by the seamer and former opponent Chris Woakes, who is himself hoping to break back into the XI for the first Test after two months out with a side strain.The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport “He is a tricky guy to bowl at, particularly for an opening batsman, as he hits the ball in quite funny areas,” said Woakes, who was too self-effacing to note that Stoneman was the first of his nine-wicket haul here last summer, when Warwickshire played Durham. “You always find your natural length has to change a bit to Mark. That good, solid length he actually picks up quite well, a good puller of the ball. I think the fact he is Alastair Cook’s 12th opening partner since Andrew Strauss proves just how hard it is and how good Cooky has been. Fingers crossed Mark can come in and continue his good form but it is a hard job.”Woakes is one of two Brummies in the England squad for the maiden day-nighter at Edgbaston, with Moeen Ali, the man of the Test summer to date with 25 wickets and 252 http://www.officialbluejacketsproshop.com/Sam_Gagner_Jerseyruns in the 3-1 win over South Africa, recalling the first time he came to the historic ground for an under-11s’ trial aged nine wearing borrowed and oversized pads. The all-rounder, who came through the Warwickshire academy but truly blossomed only after moving to Worcestershire in 2006, is the senior spinner to another newcomer in Mason Crane, the uncapped 20-year-old Hampshire leggie who got the nod over Liam Dawson and Moeen’s close friend and fellow winter tourist Adil Rashid.Moeen puts the latter’s snub this summer down to the fact they were considered too expensive a pairing by the selectors during last winter’s tours to Bangladesh and India (they went at a combined 3.6 per over across the seven Tests) but hopes Crane, like him during what has been a breakthrough season with the ball, is not too defensive when his chance comes. He added: “I’ve not seen Mason bowl too much.

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

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But he believes Julian Nagelsmann’s “confident and aggressive” Hoffenheim team represent the most difficult obstacle to Liverpool’s aim of rejoining the European elite this season.“This is the strongest qualification round,” the Liverpool manager said. “England play Germany and you can go out against Germany. We were both fourth last season, both in strong leagues, but that does not increase the pressure. We want to go to the group stages. That was our target for the whole of last season and now we have two steps to go – but they are the most difficult steps. That is how it is. “If anybody thinks because they don’t know about German football or the quality of Hoffenheim – and a lot of people only know two names [Bayern and Borussia Dortmund] – it is clear we have to do the job. I am really positive and http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Roberto_Luongo_Jerseylooking forward to the game, even when I know it is really difficult. That is no problem. That is how it should be in the Champions League, where all the games are difficult.”Despite the difficulties posed by Hoffenheim Klopp has called on his players to enjoy the pressure of Men's Reebok St. Louis Blues #57 David Perron Authentic Navy Blue Third NHL Jersey the Champions League play-off. “From all the signs of pre-season and the first game I think we are in a good moment,” he added. “But we have to show it tomorrow. “Yes, it is big because we can go in the Champions League. You can see the opportunity in different ways. We have already qualified for European competition which we didn’t have last year. I know now people will say: ‘Yes, but who wants to play in the Europa League?’ Manchester United didn’t want to play it last year but they won it and now they are in the Champions League. Things happen like that. We can either allow the pressure on this game to increase over the next 24 hours to the extent that we cannot walk any more or we still try to enjoy this opportunity. I think that is the best way to do it.” The Liverpool manager Blake Martinez Youth Jersey reiterated that FSG will not sell Coutinho this summer even with the 25-year-old, who misses the play-off first leg with a back problem, agitating for a transfer. Klopp was reluctant to discuss the Brazil international but clarified his comments at Watford on Saturday, when he stated “his bosses” will decide the player’s future.“It is not that I don’t want to speak, it is that I can’t change my answers,” he said. “If they [FSG] say they [Barcelona] can bid whatever but we don’t want it, then that is a clear message. “We don’t want the money, we want to invest in the team and have the best team because we have our aims and dreams. That is the message.“I have the player from 31 August latest, again, or when the back issue is sorted. There is nothing else I can say about it. I think I said, ‘I have bosses’, right? I have many bosses, including my wife.“I can live with this, it’s no problem. They are 100% clear on it. There is nothing else to say.”As a seam-bowling duo, only the former West Indies quicks, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, have more with 757 from their 95 Tests in tandem. How long the Anderson-Broad axis remains at Root’s disposal will hinge on the former, who at 35 should in theory be slowing down but has 20 victims at 14 already this summer. Certainly Broad sees his close friend ploughing on for some time yet, describing his fitness as “freakish” despite some injury niggles in the past 12 months. There was a concession that rotation may yet become more common, even if their dual resting against West Indies at Edgbaston in 2012 is something he still bristles about. “I had some interesting conversations with [the then head coach] Andy Flower. 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Jürgen Klopp has described Liverpool’s Champions League play-off with Hoffenheim as “the most difficult step” towards reaching the lucrative Harrison Smith Jersey group stage for only the second time in eight seasons.Liverpool visit the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Tuesday without the injured Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge and with the transfer saga surrounding the Brazilian plus fresh set-piece problems at Watford on Saturday casting a shadow over the start of their campaign. Hoffenheim, who like Liverpool finished fourth in their league last season, have also suffered disruption this summer with two key players, the Germany internationals Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule, departing for Bayern Munich. Klopp insists Liverpool are “in a good moment” for the first leg of the play-off and that the stance of the owner, Fenway Sports Group, towards Coutinho has not changed following Friday’s transfer request. But he believes Julian Nagelsmann’s “confident and aggressive” Hoffenheim team represent the most difficult obstacle to Liverpool’s aim of rejoining the European elite this season.“This is the strongest qualification round,” the Liverpool manager said. “England play Germany and you can go out against Germany. We were both fourth last season, both in strong leagues, but that does not increase the pressure. We want to go to the group stages. That was our target for the whole of last season and now we have two steps to go – but they are the most difficult steps. That is how it is. “If anybody thinks because they don’t know about German football or the quality of Hoffenheim – and a lot of people only know two names [Bayern and Borussia Dortmund] – it is clear we have to do the job. I am really positive and http://www.nikeminnesotavikingstore.com/harrison-smith-jersey-for-sale-c-26.html looking forward to the game, even when I know it is really difficult. That is no problem. That is how it should be in the Champions League, where all the games are difficult.”Despite the difficulties posed by Hoffenheim Klopp has called on his players to enjoy the pressure of Men's Reebok St. Louis Blues #57 David Perron Authentic Navy Blue Third NHL Jersey the Champions League play-off. “From all the signs of pre-season and the first game I think we are in a good moment,” he added. “But we have to show it tomorrow. “Yes, it is big because we can go in the Champions League. You can see the opportunity in different ways. We have already qualified for European competition which we didn’t have last year. I know now people will say: ‘Yes, but who wants to play in the Europa League?’ Manchester United didn’t want to play it last year but they won it and now they are in the Champions League. Things happen like that. We can either allow the pressure on this game to increase over the next 24 hours to the extent that we cannot walk any more or we still try to enjoy this opportunity. I think that is the best way to do it.” The Liverpool manager Jonathan Ericsson Youth Jersey reiterated that FSG will not sell Coutinho this summer even with the 25-year-old, who misses the play-off first leg with a back problem, agitating for a transfer. Klopp was reluctant to discuss the Brazil international but clarified his comments at Watford on Saturday, when he stated “his bosses” will decide the player’s future.“It is not that I don’t want to speak, it is that I can’t change my answers,” he said. “If they [FSG] say they [Barcelona] can bid whatever but we don’t want it, then that is a clear message. “We don’t want the money, we want to invest in the team and have the best team because we have our aims and dreams. That is the message.“I have the player from 31 August latest, again, or when the back issue is sorted. There is nothing else I can say about it. I think I said, ‘I have bosses’, right? I have many bosses, including my wife.“I can live with this, it’s no problem. They are 100% clear on it. There is nothing else to say.”As a seam-bowling duo, only the former West Indies quicks, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, have more with 757 from their 95 Tests in tandem. How long the Anderson-Broad axis remains at Root’s disposal will hinge on the former, who at 35 should in theory be slowing down but has 20 victims at 14 already this summer. Certainly Broad sees his close friend ploughing on for some time yet, describing his fitness as “freakish” despite some injury niggles in the past 12 months. There was a concession that rotation may yet become more common, even if their dual resting against West Indies at Edgbaston in 2012 is something he still bristles about. “I had some interesting conversations with [the then head coach] Andy Flower. I don’t like missing Test matches,” said Broad, who added that, with two months between the final Test at Lord’s and the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on 23 November, it was unlikely to occur this summer. “Jimmy has a huge hunger for cricket and I want him to carry on as long as possible. The http://www.officialredwingsauthentic.com/authentic-8-justin-abdelkader-jersey.html Ashes this winter means so much to me personally and I don’t want to look too much further beyond that but, you know, if we start with him at the Gabba, we’ve certainly got a better chance in Australia.”

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Almost from the moment Neil Black became British Athletics’ performance director Adidas Patrick Maroon Womens Jersey in 2012 he targeted the relays because he knew they were the lowest of low-hanging fruit. Five years on, during the final day of the world championships, he watched as his team gorged on the juicy flesh on offer – and, in doing so, perhaps saved his job.World Athletics: GB win silver and bronze in 4x400m relays, plus Semenya wins gold – as it happened Rolling report: On another thrilling night Caster Semenya dominated the women’s 800m, and British quartets won silver in the women’s 4x400m and bronze in the men’s Two more medals on Sunday – a silver in the women’s 4x400m and a bronze in the men’s 4x400m – meant that Britain completed a sweep of relay honours and took their final tally in these championships to six.Incredibly, after having just one medal during the first eight days, British athletes went on to claim another five in a http://www.authenticedmontonoilers.com/authentic-patrick-maroon-jersey stretch from 8.35pm on Saturday to 9.20pm – which must count as one of the most successful 24-hour periods in its history. True, six medals is at the low end of the target of six to eight set by UK Sport. But that mark has still been hit which means Black’s job is surely safe. The first British medal on Sunday came in the women’s 4x400m. It had looked a weak race before the start and it became even weaker when Jamaica’s Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby pulled up on the second leg with a hamstring problem.That meant the 4x400m was no longer a battle royale between Jamaica and the United States but a procession. With Allyson Felix, who ran a staggering 48.7sec leg, driving the US team home they cantered to gold in 3.19:02.Almost six seconds behind came Great Britain’s team of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond, who took silver in 3:25.00, with Poland third in 3:25.41. Nielsen paid tribute Men's Rudy Gay Authentic Purple Adidas Jersey: NBA Sacramento Kings #8 Road to the home support afterwards. “The crowd was even louder than they were on Saturday and I didn’t even think that was possible,” the 21-year-old Londoner said. “The team is so close so to come out and win a medal is beyond words. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing Adidas Chris Conner Womens Jersey this feels.”Now it was up to Britain’s relay men. Their team had been struggling all season but the elimination of Botswana, the Olympic silver medallists Jamaica and London 2012 champions Bahamas had given them a chance of an unlikely bronze. And they took it.Matthew Hudson-Smith, who had missed the semi-finals, put Britain in second place behind the Americans. And while Dwayne Cowan slipped back to third, he established a 15-metre lead over the rest of the pack – allowing Rabah Yousif and then Martyn Rooney to bring home a medal behind Trinidad and Tobago, who took gold, and the US. Rooney, the twice European 400m champion, has had a poor season by his standards, having not broken 46 seconds all year. But in the relay he becomes a different animal. And while Rooney was happy with a medal, he believed that if he was in better shape he might have even turned bronze into gold.“I have never been set up like that before,” Rooney said. “Even when we won a medal in Beijing it was a lot tighter and there was a lot more work to do. I wish I was in the shape I was in last year because I think I could’ve gone past those guys down the home straight. “It is still amazing to come away with a medal at our home world championships,” he added. “I am really proud to be part of this team. There are some big men on this team who really stood up out there. We all came together to discuss everything, we sorted it all out and the result is a medal which is http://www.authenticphiladelphiaflyers.com/authentic-chris-conner-jersey incredible.”Meanwhile, the British Athletics chief executive, Niels de Vos, also sounded an upbeat note about the performance of the Great Britain team, who had previously come in for criticism for their lack of medals in individual events. “We are extraordinarily happy,” De Vos said. “We will have had more finalists than we have ever had before, that’s a fantastic result. “We had four fourths on the track that collectively were less than two-tenths of a second away from being four medals. They weren’t medals, but this is a team in transition and coming out having our most finalists ever as we push towards the next Olympiad is a great place for British athletics to be in.” Fresh from her relay success, team captain Eilidh Doyle also insisted that the team had made great progress over the past 10 days at these world championships. “You’ve got to look at the bigger picture,” she said. “We’ve made the target but we’ve also had some really excellent results. I urge people to look at how many people finished higher than where they were ranked coming into this – our team as a whole has performed really, really well. I’m super proud of this team, they’ve done a really good job.”Against Spain Kay Wilson was the tormentor-in-chief, contributing four tries and duly earning herself the weekend off – Amy Wilson-Hardy coming in on the left wing and twice going close early on. 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England’s defence of their World Cup title continues to simmer in Dublin as try doubles James Reimer Womens Jerseyfrom Emily Scarratt, Danielle Waterman and Lydia Thompson lit up a comfortable 56-13 victory over Italy. Having scored 10 tries against Spain, England repeated the treatment on Sunday, outclassing an Italian side who have given them problems in the past.It was not perfect – too many handling errors and an indifferent scrum will have frustrated the head coach, Simon Middleton – but it was a case of mission accomplished for England who are cruising towards the semi-finals. Next they face the USA, perhaps their hardest pool match, but another they will be expected to win, and Middleton has now blooded 27 of his 28-strong squad in Ireland. Marlie Packer, who sat out the opening match against Spain, was perhaps the pick of the newcomers while Tamara Taylor brought work-rate in abundance in the second row. Waterman, who played the first half last week, was full of mazy running from full-back, while Scarratt brings an authority to the midfield that will prove invaluable in the knockout stages, even if she endured a mixed day from the tee. “It was http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/James_Reimer_Jerseya pretty good day at the office, there was loads out there that was really good but plenty that we can improve on,” said Scarratt, who was captain for the day, with Sarah Hunter on the bench. “We were a little bit inaccurate in that first half but foundthe a bit of added impetus later. We’re pretty happy with the scoreline in the end but we’re perfectionists and we’re always striving to be better.” Against Spain Kay Wilson was the tormentor-in-chief, contributing four tries and duly Youth Nike Philadelphia Eagles #29 Terrence Brooks Elite Black Alternate NFL Jersey earning herself the weekend off – Amy Wilson-Hardy coming in on the left wing and twice going close early on. Scarratt, restored to the starting lineup, struck first, however, going over in the right-hand corner after a cleverly delayed pass from Izzy Noel-Smith.Alex Matthews – running a perfect line up the middle – notched the second try, scooting in under the posts but the first cracks appeared when Veronica Schiavon slotted a penalty for Italy and Maria Magatti finished off a sharp move. England have used their driving maul sparingly but it was effective in setting up Thompson’s score before half-time and the hooker, Amy Cokayne, was on hand for try No4, her second of the tournament, after an eye-catching run from the flanker Packer. Taylor strolled over shortly after the restart – Scarratt swiftly followed suit – but Italy had a second try when Elisa Giordano squeezed over from a Kirk Hinrich Authentic Jersey powerful driving maul. That a weapon so valued by England was used against them so effectively will be among Middleton’s chief concerns. He also has decisions to make in the back row, where the blend has not been quite right.As the only professional side in the competition, however, superior fitness is another of England’s strengths and it was no surprise that a late flurry of tries ensued. Waterman helped herself to a quickfire double – the second after a delightful dummy enabled her to cruise in under the posts. Tries from Thompson and Wilson-Hardy completed the rout. With Hong Kong thrashed by both New Zealand and Canada it is unlikely England will qualify for the last four as top seeds – their points difference, impressive as it will end up being, will not compete with the winners of that pool. Middleton, however, is happy with his side’s progress. “We have trained together for a long time and we are really comfortable about our combinations,” he said. “We have played two games with a lot of ball in play and it’s how we want to play.”“It is still amazing to come away with a medal at our home world championships,” he added. “I am really proud to be part of this team. There are some big men on this team who really stood up out there. We all came together http://www.officialhawkstore.com/Kirk_Hinrich_Jersey to discuss everything, we sorted it all out and the result is a medal which is incredible.” Meanwhile, the British Athletics chief executive, Niels de Vos, also sounded an upbeat note about the performance of the Great Britain team, who had previously come in for criticism for their lack of medals in individual events.“We are extraordinarily happy,” De Vos said. “We will have had more finalists than we have ever had before, that’s a fantastic result. “We had four fourths on the track that collectively were less than two-tenths of a second away from being four medals. They weren’t medals, but this is a team in transition and coming out having our most finalists ever as we push towards the next Olympiad is a great place for British athletics to be in.”Fresh from her relay success, team captain Eilidh Doyle also insisted that the team had made great progress over the past 10 days at these world championships. “You’ve got to look at the bigger picture,” she said. “We’ve made the target but we’ve also had some really excellent results. I urge people to look at how many people finished higher than where they were ranked coming into this – our team as a whole has performed really, really well. I’m super proud of this team, they’ve done a really good job.”

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

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