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James Haskell misses Jersey out to Sam Simmonds for Portugal training camp Eddie Jones has labelled some of England’s British & Irish Lions contingent “off the pace” in the opening weeks of the season and said he will be sending them to the beach next week before deciding how many will play in the autumn international series. Women's Joe Blanton Replica Pink Majestic Jersey: MLB Washington Nationals #56 Cool Base FashionJones has selected all eight English Lions who appeared in the New Zealand Test series in his 34-man squad but has not been entirely impressed with their club form. He singled out Courtney Lawes as someone who has “fallen off a bit lately” and said there will be “movement in and out of the squad” across the series next month. Maro Itoje heads the queue of players who deserve a breather, having started all eight of Saracens’ matches, after 34 games last season, and his director of rugby, Mark McCall has repeatedly stressed “Itoje will get plenty of rest”. As well as Itoje, Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Elliot Daly and Anthony Watson all Doug Gilmour Authentic Jersey appeared in three Tests in New Zealand while Lawes and Kruis featured in two and three respectively. Dan Cole and the recalled Jonathan Joseph also toured New Zealand but failed to make any Test squads. “You just have to watch them play for their clubs to see what condition they are in. Some are definitely off the pace,” Jones said. “This isn’t a black or white thing and we have to balance it against the needs of the team but generally speaking it is about the individuals. There are a couple of players that we’ve had a pretty good idea about how we are going to look after them. There are a couple of players we’ve changed our ideas on.” Jones takes his squad, who include the uncapped Exeter back-row Sam Simmonds, with James Haskell the highest-profile absentee, to Portugal for a training camp before the week leading up to the first autumn international against Argentina on 11 “Next week we are running three different programmes in Portugal,” the England head coach said. “There will be a normal programme for the bulk of the squad, a beach programme for selected Lions players and a semi-beach programme for other selected Lions players. Then we will assess where each player is and work out who is going to play. “We feel that physically and mentally a number of the players need to be freshened up – some more than others. We have a pretty good idea who is going to be where but we haven’t finalised that Doug Gilmour Authentic Jersey as yet.” The 18-year-old Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith and the Bath back-row Zach Mercer, two years his senior, are also included as “apprentice players”. Jones says they are not in contention to play any of the Tests but the message was clear to the other 32 as he builds towards the 2019 World Cup. “We want the players to be uncomfortable for the next two years,” he said. “We want them to get to the World Cup and think: ‘Goodness me, I’ve made it and I’m prepared for anything. Prepared for North Korea to fire a missile, an earthquake, bad sushi, bad refereeing – it doesn’t matter what happens.’ They will be ready for it. We want to become tactically flexible. We want to be set up so we’re prepared for anything that can happen. We’re a long way from that but that’s part of the challenge.” Jones said Exeter’s Don Armand and Bath’s Semesa Rokoduguni were among the players unlucky to miss Doug Gilmour Authentic Jersey out but Haskell is the biggest omission from the squad. The 32-year-old has 75 caps but has not played for England since the Six Nations, after he was seconded to the Lions to replace the injured Billy Vunipola. Haskell was named England’s standout performer on the 2016 Australia tour but has failed to recreate that form following a long-term toe injury. He was hampered by a hand injury at the start of the season and has since been usurped by Simmonds, Sam Underhill and Tom Curry.
Oct 27 '17 · 0 comments
FA chairman admits Jersey governing body has lost public’s trust Gordon Taylor is considering taking legal action against Greg Clarke in a fresh for the Football Association chairman, who admitted the organisation has “lost the trust” of the Noah Vonleh Youth jersey public. Adidas NHL Men's Jay McClement Black Authentic Jersey - #18 Carolina Hurricanes 1917-2017 100th AnniversaryTaylor, the Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive, informed Clarke it may sue over suggestions he had cut adrift a child sex abuse victim. The threat came on another hugely damaging day for the governing body during which Clarke faced the FA Council for the first time since the parliamentary hearing into the Mark Sampson scandal. Men's Majestic San Diego Padres #27 Jered Weaver Replica White Home Cool Base MLB JerseyUnder pressure, Clarke was in a self-flagellating mood, admitting the FA was out of touch with the modern game and promising reform but his words were immediately trounced by the Kick It Out chairman, Lord Ouseley. In an excoriating assessment Ouseley said it was“inconceivable” that Dan Ashworth remains in a job. Ashworth, the technical director, took charge of an original, deeply flawed inquiry into Eni Aluko’s allegations of racism. In a 2,600-word speech to the council, Clarke again apologised to Aluko and fellow player Drew Spence, who were both subjected to racial remarks by Sampson. He also promised a “top to bottom” cultural review of the national football centre at St George’s Park. “We failed,” Clarke said. “What the last few weeks have exposed is how out of step we are. Even when our endeavours and attitudes are well meant we fall short. We have lost the trust of the public, the trust of the football participating community and the trust of those domestic and international partners we need to do our job.” Clarke personally apologised to Taylor after a bizarre aside at the parliamentary hearing, in which he accused the PFA of refusing to continue funding counselling sessions for a victim of child sex abuse while paying “millions” in salary to Taylor. The man he was believed to be referring to is Andy Woodward, who said he was “humiliated” by Clarke recounting their meeting in parliament. Although the comments made to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee were covered by parliamentary privilege, Clarke is understood to have repeated similar allegations to journalists immediately after the hearing. “The comments were untruthful, unprovoked and uncalled for and I made it clear to the FA I wouldn’t hesitate to sue if they were repeated outside Parliament,” Taylor said. “A lot of Noah Vonleh Youth jerseyFA council members made a point of coming up to me and saying they found the comments to be unbecoming of a chairman and that they were embarrassed. Greg has personally apologised for what he said and claimed he just ‘lost the plot’ but I’m Noah Vonleh Jersey not sure.” Taylor said the FA has to use the Aluko debacle as a “turning point” for change or risk becoming a “dinosaur theme park”. Clarke said he had been “bruised” by the hearing which also heard the chief executive, Martin Glenn, the HR director, Rachel Brace, and Ashworth give evidence. “A storm has blown through us and we have struggled to cope,” he said. “It stripped us of our veneer and exposed some deeper fundamental truths about why the FA’s Noah Vonleh Youth jersey successes are taken for granted but its failures leapt upon. I believe it is because we have lost the trust of the public and I think this lack of trust is underpinned by three characteristics.” These characteristics, he explained, are the FA’s huge remit and a perception it lacks competence, a lack of diversity throughout the organisation and – unlike most other national football associations – a failure to properly utilise the experience and skills of senior players and managers. Ouseley claimed his advice on how to deal with Aluko’s allegations had been in effect ignored and agreed there needs to be fundamental change at the FA. “It is clear black and minority ethnic people are not trusted to be in the boardroom, senior management, leadership, coaching, technical and administration positions – and this is not a new realisation,” he said.
Oct 27 '17 · 0 comments
South Africa jersey captain Faf du Plessis South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is expected to be fit for the inaugural four-day Test against Zimbabwe in late December, Cricket South Africa said on Tuesday. Men's Tim Hardaway Jr. Swingman Orange Adidas Jersey: NBA New York Knicks #3 AlternateDu Plessis will sit out the next six weeks with a lower back injury sustained while batting against Bangladesh in the third one-day international on Sunday, but should be ready for the historic Boxing Day Test against Zimbabwe. Real Madrid have not thought about signing Harry Kane, club president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday, putting a dampener on widespread speculation that the in-form Spurs striker may be bound for the Santiago Bernabeu. Perez said that, if he Brian Orakpo Jersey did make an inquiry, Tottenham would value Kane at 250 million euros ($295 million), which would be a world-record transfer fee."(But) I haven't thought about signing Kane. We are happy with (Karim) Benzema and the rest of the team," Perez told radio station Cadena COPE on Tuesday. Parts of Real's forward line have been misfiring this season, while 24-year-old Kane's red-hot start to the 2017/18 campaign has seen him score 17 times in 16 games for club and country.That has put him in the frame to be the next Spurs star to join the Champions League holders, with Croatia's Luka Modric and Welshman Gareth Bale having made the switch from North London to Madrid in recent seasons. Speculation was fuelled Brian Orakpo Jersey further last week when Real's former president Ramon Calderon said he expected the club to try to sign Kane to extend their current cycle at the summit of European football.Kane failed to find the net in Tottenham's 1-1 Champions League draw with Real in Madrid on Oct. 17. The England striker will have another chance when the teams meet again at Wembley on Nov. 1. "Faf consulted with our team of specialists in Cape Town on Monday. Further investigations and assessment have confirmed an acute lumbar disc injury," South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement. "He will require a period of rest and rehabilitation for the next six weeks. We anticipate him to be ready for the Test match against Zimbabwe in December."Du Plessis will miss the two-match Twenty20 International series with Bangladesh starting on Thursday. JP Duminy will captain the side in his absence.
Oct 26 '17 · 0 comments
We struggled Jersey at the beginning to get the right Ronald Koeman finished his last, brief, funereal press conference as Everton manager with a dismissive: “Write what you like to write.” He cannot be surprised that his Goodison Park obituary now follows. Limited Javorius Allen Youth Olive Nike Jersey - #37 NFL Baltimore Ravens 2017 Salute to Service There was a note of defiance in the 54-year-old’s assessment of the 5-2 mauling by Arsenal on Sunday when he insisted he could arrest Everton’s swift and steep decline. According to friends Koeman was under the impression he retained the support of Farhad Moshiri, the club’s major shareholder, when he dined at San Carlo restaurant in Manchester later that evening with his wife, Bartina; and again when he arrived for training at Finch Farm on Monday morning shortly before the chairman, Bill Kenwright, and the chief executive, Robert Elstone, brought news that Moshiri had decided to make a hefty severance payment for the second time in 16 months. Koeman was not solely responsible for the malaise that has gripped Goodison during Everton’s worst start to a Premier League season since 2005-06. The failure to replace Romelu Lukaku during the expensively flawed recruitment drive this summer ensures the director of football, Steve Walsh, and a board that sanctioned the £140m transfer strategy are tainted by Koeman’s sacking. But that does not mean the decision is Authentic Parker Ehinger Jersey without substance. Everton have been adrift under their £6m-a-year coach who, after 17 matches in all competitions, appeared at a complete loss over how to utilise the resources at his disposal. Yes, Koeman faced a demanding start with Europa League qualifying rounds to navigate and Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United plus Arsenal to play inside the first nine league games. The hectic fixtures schedule restricted the time Koeman had to train with a new-look squad, a serious problem as recovery sessions became more prevalent at Finch Farm. He had not, despite his cold detachment, “lost the dressing room”. But he and Everton had badly lost their way. Frequent changes in personnel and formation plus nine half-time substitutions in the last 15 games demonstrated the Dutchman’s extensive search for a winning formula – and his selection mistakes – but he generated confusion throughout the ranks rather than results. Koeman’s team this season have had no identity and precious Authentic Parker Ehinger Jersey little threat, pace, width or balance. Belief has evaporated too, unsurprisingly after a run of seven defeats in 11 matches and with Everton third from bottom of the Premier League. It was painfully absent among supporters on Sunday even after Wayne Rooney had swept Everton into a surprise lead. The manager’s insistence on shoe-horning Rooney and the record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson into the same side confined natural wide players such as Ademola Lookman and Kevin Mirallas to the bench, while denying Rooney or Sigurdsson opportunity to impress in their favoured No10 role. Several issues could be resolved by an established, quick right-back and left-winger but Koeman will not be around to welcome back Séamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie from long-term injuries later this year. With the exception of the £30m goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Nikola Vlasic, the £10m deadline-day signing from Hajduk Split, and Rooney – when played in his suited position – few of the summer recruits have impressed. Almost £70m was spent on Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen at Authentic Parker Ehinger Jersey Koeman’s insistence. Both have made anonymous starts. Rooney, Sigurdsson and Klaassen prefer to operate in a central role and the former manager’s thinking was clouded as he persisted with two, sometimes all three, in his starting lineup with predictably ponderous results. Koeman admitted only on Friday: “What is the best formation? What is the best striker with Wayne, Sigurdsson, Klaassen? We struggled at the beginning to get the right formation and that makes it difficult. Then not good results and that brings us back to the lack of confidence.” Six weeks and £45m were spent prising the Iceland international from Swansea City. He may prove his worth eventually but it is mystifying, given the make-up of Everton’s squad, that time and money were not spent on a striker.
Oct 25 '17 · 0 comments
Real Madrid player Jersey wins men’s vote for fifth time after stellar year Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens were named Fifa men’s and women’s player of the year respectively at the governing body’s annual ‘The Best’ football awards, which took place in London on Monday night. Women's Replica Majestic Dylan Bundy White Jersey - #37 MLB Baltimore Orioles Cool Base FashionThe Real Madrid forward retained the title he won in 2016 – again finishing ahead of Lionel Messi in a vote between national team players, coaches, media and fans – meaning that he has now been named Fifa’s top male footballer five times. He took 43.16% of the total vote, reflecting a year in which he won a Champions League and La Liga double with Real Madrid, continuing to top-class opponents to the sword with astounding regularity. His two goals against Juventus in Cardiff helped Real achieve continental supremacy for the 12th time and he had already scored a hat-trick against Atlético Madrid in the semi-finals. Youth Elite Bryan Walters White Jersey: Road #19 NFL Seattle Seahawks Nike Super Bowl XLIXAsked how long he could keep up Womens Nathan Gerbe Jersey this level of form, Ronaldo said: “I don’t know, I just enjoy the moment, the moment is great. I feel happy, I’m 32 and have won best Womens Nathan Gerbe Jersey player in the world and I’m so glad. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next year. I just try to focus on the moment.” Ronaldo acknowledged the competition provided by Messi and Neymar, who finished third in the men’s rankings, although the published voting results revealed that neither he nor Messi had deemed one another the best player of the past year. Martens, who scored three goals in Holland’s triumphant Euro 2017 campaign and won the tournament’s golden ball award, was unable to attend due to Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Norway but received her trophy from Marco van Basten while preparing with the national team. The women’s award was accompanied by some controversy, the inclusion of the little-known Venezuelan forward Deyna Castellanos causing the USA midfielder Meghan Rapinoe to criticise the shortlisting process. Rapinoe said it suggested “that Fifa doesn’t really care” and the 18-year-old Castellanos, who finished third in the final vote behind Martens and Carli Lloyd, admitted the comments had disappointed her. “It was not nice but I’m fine with that,” she said. “Everyone has their opinion. If she thinks that then I’m so grateful to Fifa because they’re looking for Womens Nathan Gerbe Jersey young talent. I’m so happy to be here and she’s one of my role models.” Ronaldo and Martens both saw their coaches win awards, Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane taking the men’s prize and the Holland manager, Sarina Wiegman, earning the women’s equivalent. Olivier Giroud’s scorpion-style finish against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day won the Puskas Award for the best goal, while Gianluigi Buffon was named best goalkeeper. Celtic were given the fan award while the former Slovacko striker Francis Koné received the fair play trophy. The ceremony was held at the London Palladium and took a suitably local theme. The Hackney-born actor Idris Elba compered while Sadiq Khan, the mayor, briefly addressed the audience before the start. Fifa’s 12-monthly gala has taken on this incarnation since last year; from 2010 until 2015 it was known as the Fifa Ballon d’Or and organised in tandem with France Football, but that arrangement subsequently ended. The fundamental problem of having to win Premier League matches without an established, experienced goalscorer will not be solved by the Dutchman’s departure. It was, Koeman explained on several occasions, a collective decision several days before the transfer deadline not to pursue expensive alternatives to Olivier Giroud who were “down the list”. Only he, however, has been punished for it. Not that there is much sympathy for Koeman among the Everton support. Their relationship was distant from the start with his Womens Nathan Gerbe Jersey longing for his former club Barcelona and even, embarrassingly, red decorations on his Christmas tree stirring criticism and the belief he viewed Everton as a short-term, lucrative chore.
Oct 24 '17 · 0 comments
Farhad Moshiri jersey expected to speak to the manager on Sunday Jürgen Klopp lambasted Liverpool’s hapless defence after a rout that condemned the club to their worst defensive start to a season since 1964-65. A series of clangers helped Tottenham Hotspur record a 4-1 win, with Harry Kane again influential in deciding the game’s outcome. Women's Majestic Pittsburgh Pirates #28 John Jaso Replica Pink Fashion Cool Base MLB Jersey“If I am involved in this situation on the pitch, then Harry cannot get the ball,” Klopp said. “It wouldn’t happen if I was on the pitch – but I am in the middle of the technical area in trainers. Each job is clear but we couldn’t do it.” Even in the heat of post-match emotion, to infer that a 50-year-old manager can do a more efficient job than a current international does not reflect well. Dejan Lovren, the worst culprit for the first two goals which Liverpool shipped in a feeble Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey start to the match, was substituted in the 31st minute in an attempt to reshape and offer more protection. They conceded twice more, taking their total goals against for the season to 16 (15 of them away from home). Klopp was not particularly minded to point the finger at Lovren. “I really don’t want to blame players. He feels not good. That’s OK. Nobody should feel good. He is part of the squad. That’s all.” Klopp conceded that Liverpool’s collective defending was well below expectations. “In all decisive moments we were not there. The first goal was unbelievably easy to defend. The second we miss the moment. The third goal another present. Everything was bad from us. We cannot get results with a performance like today. They were completely spot on and we weren’t. That’s my responsibility. It was much too easy for today. Our fault.” Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his team’s comprehensive victory. “I am so pleased for the team, so pleased for our fans. We start to change the feeling that it was difficult to play here at Wembley. We start to feel it can be our home. That’s so important for the rest of the season,” he said. The Tottenham manager again had praise for Kane, who will be rested for the midweek EFL Cup match. “He is amazing. He was tired at the end. He put in a massive effort in Real Madrid and today and it’s normal to be a bit tired. No problem.” The 18-point half-time deficit may have been a contributory factor to a minor flare-up between Marler and Johnson as the two sides headed for the dressing-rooms. The Quins’ prop has a bit of previous in these parts, the water-squirting altercation with his England colleague James Haskell having caused a few ripples in last month’s league game between the sides. Within 10 minutes of the restart Marler duly sinned again to earn himself a further chorus of local boos. Jones likes his tight forwards to bristle but, equally, he wants them to stay on Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey the field. With the ever-improving Ellis Genge in bullocking form for Leicester and Mako Vunipola impressing on a weekly basis for Saracens, loose-head props with too many screws loose are walking a precarious tightrope. “Disappointment to lose the lead when you have it but I think with the conditions in place it probably wasn’t our race to win.” It was probably not his title, either, not this year. If there was novelty value to be found in the entertainment decorating the fringes of this event, there was none in the identity of the winner. His team-mate, Max Verstappen, meanwhile – sixth-fastest in qualifying but 16th on the grid because of a penalty for an engine change – wasted no time progressing towards the leaders. To the fury of his team he dropped to fourth behind Raikkonen after receiving a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage. Bottas was fifth, while Carlos Sainz Jr ended his first appearance for Renault in seventh.
Oct 23 '17 · 0 comments
Arsenal fight back jersey in style to heap pressure on Everton’s Ronald Koeman A defiant Ronald Koeman claimed he was still the man to arrest Everton’s alarming decline despite a 5-2 home defeat against Arsenal that has left his future as manager in serious doubt. Youth Adidas Indiana Pacers #13 Paul George Swingman Navy Blue Road NBA JerseyKoeman was under pressure before Arsenal’s visit to Goodison Park, won only two of the previous 12 matches with a squad replenished by almost £140m of new talent in the summer. NHL Men's Montreal Canadiens Big & Tall Logo T-Shirt - BlackWayne Rooney’s fourth Premier League goal of the season, almost 15 years to the day since his first Everton goal against Arsenal, gave Koeman’s team the lead against the run of play. But goals from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Özil, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sánchez brought Arsène Wenger a merited first away win of the league campaign on his 68th birthday. Defeat, Everton’s seventh in 11 games in all competitions, left Koeman’s side third from bottom of the Premier League. They are also bottom of their Europa League group following the worst start made by an English club in the competition. But the Everton manager argued he could transform the malaise at Goodison, although did not offer an explanation as to how when asked to do so. Koeman, who saw Idrissa Gueye sent off with the score 2-1 to Arsenal, said: “Yes, I think I can [turn it around] but now is not the moment and everybody is so disappointed. It is how you look to the situation. If you start to think negatively, then maybe there is no solution. I am not like that. All the rumours in the newspapers are normal. The team is underperforming, it is in a difficult situation mentally and confidence are struggling. That is what we need to change. I still believe I can change the whole situation but everybody knows how it works in football. That is all I answer about this situation.” Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s major shareholder who appointed Koeman on a £6m-a-year contract in 2016, was present at Goodison and is expected to speak to the Dutch coach on Sunday, as is normal after a game. “Normally I have contact after every game, speak or text,” Koeman said of his contact with the club’s hierarchy. “I understand the position is not good for Everton. I have been working in football a long time, I know what can happen but I don’t think it is too late.” Koeman claimed it was “impossible” with 10 men against Arsenal, who were dominant before Rooney opened the scoring. The visitors had 30 shots in Victor Martinez Jersey total compared to Everton’s eight. “The final result is a big defeat. We started well but already from the beginning we had difficulties to stop Arsenal creating chances. The role of Sánchez was really difficult to stop.” When asked what positives he could find to convince him that Everton’s situation could be turned around, Koeman bristled: “Don’t talk about positives because the final result Victor Martinez Jersey is 5-2, defeat at home and write what you like to write.” “It was great to Victor Martinez Jersey see something different,” Hamilton said after the race. “This was much more like an NFL game, which is exciting.” Vettel was less enraptured. “I don’t really care, to be honest,” he said. “Start your engines and let’s get ready to rumbleeeeee!” bellowed the announcer, Michael Buffer. Vettel came out swinging, immediately overtaking Hamilton, who dived to his left but was unable to block a red flash from surging ahead before the first Victor Martinez Jersey corner. Behind, sparring between Daniel Ricciardo and Bottas provided some of the most engaging moments of the opening laps but Ricciardo’s Red Bull pulled off the track on lap 16. “Engine’s gone,” he said.,74732
Oct 23 '17 · 0 comments
Christian Wade jersey scores two tries while Joe Marler sees yellow Wasps urgently needed something to brighten their season and finally there is light at the end of a depressingly dark tunnel. This five-try romp, their first win in six games, was partly overshadowed, however, by the indiscipline of two more of Harlequins’ England contingent with the national head coach, Eddie Jones, about to unveil his autumn internationals squad on Thursday. Women's Justin Upton Replica Grey Road Jersey: Majestic MLB #8 Detroit Tigers Cool Base With Jones in the stands, the prop Joe Marler contrived to pick up his second yellow card in Coventry in little over a month, this time for striking the home lock Will Rowlands with his forearm. At least Marler made it on to the field Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey which is more than can be said for his team-mate Marland Yarde, dropped from the visiting squad for what was described by his club as “an internal disciplinary matter.” Yarde’s poor time-keeping and attitude are understood to be at the root of the problem, with the winger’s failure to turn up on time for the pre-match team run having stretched his coaches’ patience beyond breaking point. With Jones having travelled to the Midlands to check out his form before next month’s Tests, it was not the best of timing on any front. Men's Nene Authentic White Adidas Jersey: NBA Houston Rockets #42 HomeEngland’s first-choice full-back, Mike Brown, also saw yellow for a deliberate knock-down but there was better news for Jones in the form of the No8 Nathan Hughes, the game’s most influential figure beneath the Sunday tea-time lights. With Billy Vunipola out injured, Hughes’ ball-carrying is once again a potent weapon and Wasps’ swarming defence and vigorous work at the breakdown also made a big difference against opponents who beat Authentic Michael Palardy Jerseythem 24-21 in the league here in mid-September. Wasps’ director of rugby, Dai Young, had described it as a”massive game for both sides” before kick-off and it certainly looked as if his players had absorbed the message. Inside the first five minutes Hughes came rampaging off the back of a scrum down the blindside past a stranded Danny Care and put the nippy Dan Robson over untouched. The home side were 14-0 up inside nine minutes, Wasps’ blitz defence catching Marcus Smith unawares as he went to put in a cross-kick. The ball was fly-hacked up the other end and, despite Smith’s desperate attempt to regather it, Christian Wade was quick enough to win the race. It was only last week that Young was bemoaning the bad luck his side had been suffering; on this occasion the fates were proving rather kinder. Danny Cipriani’s enforced absence through injury has clearly not helped and, as proved by Australia’s weekend win over New Zealand, the now-departed Kurtley Beale also makes a massive difference wherever he plays. Young, however, has been stressing the need for his side to be more “gainline orientated” and a galloping Hughes makes any team look and feel better. One huge hand-off by the No8 left Jamie Roberts sprawled in his wake and Quins spent the majority of the first 40 minutes struggling to make a similar impression. Wasps had only 31% of possession in the opening 40 minutes but were far more penetrative, only Brown’s despairing hand saving his team from conceding a third try. It was Brown’s first yellow card in 67 games but the 14-man visitors were soon in even deeper trouble, a concerted lineout drive swiftly producing a rumbling score for Ashley Johnson. It did not greatly influence the result, with a striking try from Francis Saili’s first touch also not affecting the outcome. Wasps poured up the other end to secure a bonus-point fourth try through Josh Bassett and Wade, also recovering his sharpness after a relatively sluggish start, added a fifth Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey with nine minutes left to take his side over 40 points.
Oct 23 '17 · 0 comments
Briton beats jersey Sebastian Vettel into second after German Spectators at Austin were treated to the spectacle of the planet’s fastest men on two feet and four wheels performing the “Lightning Bolt” celebration on the podium but Lewis Hamilton was not able to toast a fourth world title in addition to his usual first-place finish at the United States Grand Prix. Men's Adidas Philadelphia 76ers #21 Joel Embiid Swingman Royal Blue Alternate NBA JerseyNot quite, anyway, but this was merely destiny deferred under blue Texas skies. Confirmation is likely to come this weekend in Mexico City thanks to a conquering drive here that extended Hamilton’s lead in the standings to 66 points over Sebastian Vettel with the season almost over. Men's John Stockton Swingman Green Adidas Jersey: NBA Utah Jazz #12 ThrowbackHamilton preached caution. “There’s still three races to go, so for me in my mind we’ve still got three races to win, still a lot of points available,” he said. But, Womens Shawn Williams Jersey realistically, to prolong his challenge by clawing back some of the deficit, Vettel must hope for victory in Mexico combined with a technical failure that leaves Hamilton far off the pace. It looks a remote possibility: Hamilton won Womens Shawn Williams Jersey in Mexico last year and has finished first in six of the past eight races. His triumph here came after a contest that provided some unexpected drama before normal service resumed and the Mercedes driver took control of the second half, sealing a fourth successive constructors’ title for his team in the process. Hamilton has won five of the six Grand Prix staged at this track and was quickest throughout the practice and qualifying sessions. The race ended as it began on the grid, with the Briton and the German first and second, yet Vettel’s Ferrari grabbed Womens Shawn Williams Jersey the lead at the start before Hamilton reclaimed the advantage on lap six of 56. “One of the most fun races I’ve had for a while,” Hamilton said. “Didn’t get away to a great start, not really sure why but Sebastian got off to a great start. I was kind of chilled about it because I’ve known in the past that you can overtake here. “It was great having a battle, it was very reminiscent of 2012 here, seeing Sebastian up ahead and wanting to have a real battle. I was a bit surprised Sebastian didn’t defend more.” The 32-year-old controlled the race comfortably after that early intrigue, save for a decision to make the first tyre change three laps after Vettel. “Why did you let him get so close?” Hamilton asked his team over the radio as he emerged from the pits with his rival on his tail. Vettel would not threaten again, though he ended up second by going past the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas on lap 51 – then, inevitably, his team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen, soon afterwards. Hamilton’s qualifying performance gave him his 117th front-row start, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s Womens Shawn Williams Jersey previous Formula One record. Schumacher bought a ranch in Texas in 2012, the year that Austin staged its first Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Hamilton has always seemed comfortable in Texas both at the wheel and away from his car. A fan of American culture and lifestyle as well as the circuit – “I think this track is now my favourite track, to be honest,” he told the crowd afterwards – even a yell of “yee-haw!” as he exited his vehicle on Saturday after confirming pole was fairly convincing. On Sunday, two hours before the race got under way, Hamilton took Bolt for a spin in a Mercedes road car; the Olympic 100 metres champion interviewed him on the podium after the race. Before the start the drivers were introduced by a boxing announcer as they emerged from a tunnel along a red carpet lined by cheerleaders in cowboy boots shaking pom-poms.
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Lyon sink Everton jersey on stormy night to pile pressure on Ronald Koeman The pressure on Ronald Koeman increased as Everton slipped tamely to another Europa League defeat, more or less ending their interest in this competition and leaving them stuck at the bottom of their group with just a single point from three games. Men's New York Rangers #73 Brandon Pirri Adidas Royal Blue Home Premier NHL JerseyThe Everton manager has possibly had enough of Thursday night football anyway, or so his team selection suggested. Whether Everton have had enough of him depends on whether his gamble of fielding a weakened side pays dividends at the weekend, when at least three or four regulars are likely to be back. Koeman admitted he picked the starting lineup with one eye on the home match against Arsenal on Sunday, which might explain why Wayne Rooney was not even in the squad 15 years to the day since his famous goal against the Gunners announced the 16-year-old’s arrival to the world beyond Merseyside. Perhaps his manager hopes that with a full week’s rest he might be able to turn the clock back at the weekend with another late winner. The beleaguered Everton manager could certainly do with something going his way for a change. This game was Frank Thomas Youth jersey only six minutes old when Lyon, also without a win in Group E, took the lead through Nabil Fekir’s penalty. Mason Holgate’s challenge on Marcal was undoubtedly rash and ill-timed but what had stretched the home defence in the first place was a burst of speed from Memphis Depay, a player Koeman tried to sign for Everton last season. Everton’s attempts to get back into the game were as laboured as they have been all season. Kevin Mirallas sent a low shot narrowly wide midway through the first half, though significantly it was from outside the penalty area. Everton were finding it difficult to do what Lyon were managing surprisingly easily, getting players into forward positions within sight of goal. It took the home side over half an hour to find a way through the Lyon defence, and when they did Anthony Lopes proved equal to Mirallas’s shot after Tom Davies had threaded a pass to allow a shot from a narrow angle. That encouraging Frank Thomas Womens Jersey sign was put into perspective within a couple of minutes when Depay rattled Jordan Pickford’s bar with a long-range free-kick, Davies managing to get a possibly important headed deflection as the shot came in. Everton’s best chance of turning round level came five minutes before the interval when Davy Klaassen found himself bearing down on goal only to produce an unconvincing shot that lacked the power to beat Lopes. Depay was guilty of the same thing right at the end of the half, wasting a good position by shooting too close to Pickford, prompting a frustrated Bruno Génésio to turn in his technical area to kick an advertising board in annoyance. Koeman sent on Ademola Lookman for the second half, at the expense of the ineffective Klaassen, and the substitute immediately set up an attack then got on the end of it to bring a save from Lopes. Everton at least looked a little more direct and threatening with someone of Lookman’s pace on the pitch, though they were once again indebted to Pickford for keeping them in the game when Houssem Aouar dispossessed Davies and the goalkeeper had to come out smartly to deny Myziane Maolida. The match was held up for a couple of minutes after an hour when a rugby-type scuffle broke out at Gwladys Street end. It was occasioned by a foul challenge on Lopes by Ashley Williams that several Lyon players deemed excessive. The goalkeeper had been off Frank Thomas Youth jersey the ground making a catch, and ended up being pushed into the advertising hoardings behind his goal. Spectators became involved as an ugly melee developed, though no serious blows were traded and the referee contented himself with yellow cards for Williams and Bertrand Traoré. Uefa will probably want to look into any suggestion of brawling, though in reality it was less of a slugfest than a tangle of players, photographers and bystanders in a limited space. It had the effect of rousing the Goodison crowd in a way that little actual play had managed and a combination of vocal encouragement and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s arrival as substitute finally brought about an equaliser. Sigurdsson’s delivery with a free-kick into the area was perfect, leaving Williams an unmissable headed chance to turn from villain to hero from six yards.
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