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Peter Schmeichel says Leicester did not play well against Southampton - and yet he now believes they will win the Premier League title. Cheap Colts Jerseys Authentic . Leicester earned their fourth 1-0 victory in a row on Super Sunday to move seven points clear of Tottenham, who could only draw with Liverpool on Saturday evening.Four wins from the remaining six games will guarantee Leicester the first top-flight title in their history and Schmeichel is now convinced his son Kasper will earn a Premier League medal this season. There was no doubt this was going to be a difficult game for them, he told Sky Sports.Having seen Spurs get a point at Liverpool and closing in to four points, to go out there with the opportunity to go seven points clear with six games to go was massive. This is championship-winning stuff when you can win your games 1-0, not playing well and getting those three points here and there. Peter Schmeichel Its probably the first time theyve had an opportunity to think about how this can become a reality.In all fairness, they did not play well. As Wes Morgan said, they defended well but the play going forward was not the best theyve done this season.This is championship-winning stuff when you can win your games 1-0, not playing well and getting those three points here and there. Wes Morgan celebrates giving Leicester the lead Schmeichel, who won five Premier League titles with Manchester United, says Leicesters fairytale charge is down to the simple tactics employed by Claudio Ranieri.He added: They dont complicate things. Its not a complicated set-up they have. Its very difficult to see the wheels coming off.Again today, they went out there and proved that. Everything is just falling into place. I now believe they can go and win it.They have to be calm and cant get carried away because six games is still a long, long way to go. Seven points is a fantastic cushion, but youve still got to go out there. Claudio Ranieri praised his Leicester sides fantastic effort against Southampton, in particular captain Morgan. Leicester go into next weeks Super Sunday clash with Sunderland having lost just three Premier League games all season.Graeme Souness joined Schmeichel in the Sky Sports studio - and says it wont be easy to finish the job, but praised the resilience of Ranieris side.There may still be a wobble, but they can afford a wobble, he said.In a season, generally there is a down period where you lose a game and it has an affect ion a team and you end up losing a couple. Morgan gives his thoughts after scoring the only goal of the game against Southampton Leicester lost to Arsenal and rebounded straight back. They lost to Arsenal again and rebounded straight back. They lost to Liverpool and rebounded straight back. That augurs well for them going forward.They were nervy today. They didnt play any football today. They defended like demons - and for as much of the ball as Southampton had, they didnt make the goalkeeper work.You have to say they are resilient and if the punch on the nose comes in the next six games, history this season tells you theyll bounce back. Also See: Leicester 1-0 Southampton As it happened Ranieri praises team Captain Morgans reaction Cheap Indianapolis Colts Jerseys . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. Cheap Andrew Luck Jersey . The home side created most of the chances but struggled to break down Braunschweigs resilient defence, resulting in the Bundesligas 1,000th scoreless draw. http://www.cheapcoltsjerseyselite.com/ . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Brazil players have made it clear they will not fear Argentinas Lionel Messi when the two sides meet for their high-profile World Cup qualifier on Thursday.Messis return from injury prompted an exchange between the two sides on Tuesday after Argentina striker Lucas Pratto, who plays for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, said the hosts were frightened of the five-time world player of the year.They know that Leo is very tough. They are a little scared, Pratto told Argentine newspaper Ole. Or maybe more than a little.His claim was flatly denied by Brazil captain Dani Alves, one of the Argentina stars closest friends and a former teammate at Barcelona.There is no such thing as being scared in football. There is respect for Messi and for Argentina. And they feel the same about our players, our team, the right back said after Tuesdays training session at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.Winger Douglas Costa also kept a sense of perspective, saying: (Brazil) has to do what it has been doing -- regardless of Argentina.However, Brazil defender Marquinhos added a note of caution about Messi, saying: We have to be perfect. With the tiniest mistake, he can dribble, he can score.Messi has missed Argentinas last three qualifying matches with an injured left knee, and the results showed with draws against Peru and Venezuela, and a 1-0 loss against Paraguay.He scored in a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in September in the only match hes played under Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza.Thursdays game takes place in the Mineirao sstadium where Brazil was humiliated two years ago in a 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals. Cheap Colts Jerseys. ll 62,000 seats are expected to be taken as the hosts focus on containing Messi, rather than the ghosts of the 2014 World Cup debacle.He (Messi) is extremely intelligent and has a great finishing skill, so we have to do double marking on him whenever we can, Brazil midfielder Renato Augusto said. We have to close the gaps for all Argentina players, and we have to remove Messis passing angle whenever he has the ball.Alves said Brazil will have a tough time stopping near perfect Messi.His greatness comes from the fact he doesnt believe he is that great, it is what makes him different from the rest, the defender said.Alves added that he will wear the number 4 shirt in the game as a tribute to Brazil great Carlos Alberto Torres, who died in October.Argentina, World Cup runners-up two years ago against Germany, is five points behind group leader Brazil. It needs points on Thursday and next week in a difficult match against Colombia.Brazil leads qualifying with 21 points, followed by Uruguay with 20 and Ecuador and Colombia with 17. Chile and Argentina have 16 points each.The top four teams qualify automatically for the World Cup. 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Peter Schmeichel says Leicester did not play well against Southampton - and yet he now believes they will win the Premier League title. Cheap Colts Jerseys Authentic . Leicester earned their fourth 1-0 victory in a row on Super Sunday to move seven points clear of Tottenham, who could only draw with Liverpool on Saturday evening.Four wins from the remaining six games will guarantee Leicester the first top-flight title in their history and Schmeichel is now convinced his son Kasper will earn a Premier League medal this season. There was no doubt this was going to be a difficult game for them, he told Sky Sports.Having seen Spurs get a point at Liverpool and closing in to four points, to go out there with the opportunity to go seven points clear with six games to go was massive. This is championship-winning stuff when you can win your games 1-0, not playing well and getting those three points here and there. Peter Schmeichel Its probably the first time theyve had an opportunity to think about how this can become a reality.In all fairness, they did not play well. As Wes Morgan said, they defended well but the play going forward was not the best theyve done this season.This is championship-winning stuff when you can win your games 1-0, not playing well and getting those three points here and there. Wes Morgan celebrates giving Leicester the lead Schmeichel, who won five Premier League titles with Manchester United, says Leicesters fairytale charge is down to the simple tactics employed by Claudio Ranieri.He added: They dont complicate things. Its not a complicated set-up they have. Its very difficult to see the wheels coming off.Again today, they went out there and proved that. Everything is just falling into place. I now believe they can go and win it.They have to be calm and cant get carried away because six games is still a long, long way to go. Seven points is a fantastic cushion, but youve still got to go out there. Claudio Ranieri praised his Leicester sides fantastic effort against Southampton, in particular captain Morgan. Leicester go into next weeks Super Sunday clash with Sunderland having lost just three Premier League games all season.Graeme Souness joined Schmeichel in the Sky Sports studio - and says it wont be easy to finish the job, but praised the resilience of Ranieris side.There may still be a wobble, but they can afford a wobble, he said.In a season, generally there is a down period where you lose a game and it has an affect ion a team and you end up losing a couple. Morgan gives his thoughts after scoring the only goal of the game against Southampton Leicester lost to Arsenal and rebounded straight back. They lost to Arsenal again and rebounded straight back. They lost to Liverpool and rebounded straight back. That augurs well for them going forward.They were nervy today. They didnt play any football today. They defended like demons - and for as much of the ball as Southampton had, they didnt make the goalkeeper work.You have to say they are resilient and if the punch on the nose comes in the next six games, history this season tells you theyll bounce back. Also See: Leicester 1-0 Southampton As it happened Ranieri praises team Captain Morgans reaction Cheap Indianapolis Colts Jerseys . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. Cheap Andrew Luck Jersey . The home side created most of the chances but struggled to break down Braunschweigs resilient defence, resulting in the Bundesligas 1,000th scoreless draw. http://www.cheapcoltsjerseyselite.com/ . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Brazil players have made it clear they will not fear Argentinas Lionel Messi when the two sides meet for their high-profile World Cup qualifier on Thursday.Messis return from injury prompted an exchange between the two sides on Tuesday after Argentina striker Lucas Pratto, who plays for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, said the hosts were frightened of the five-time world player of the year.They know that Leo is very tough. They are a little scared, Pratto told Argentine newspaper Ole. Or maybe more than a little.His claim was flatly denied by Brazil captain Dani Alves, one of the Argentina stars closest friends and a former teammate at Barcelona.There is no such thing as being scared in football. There is respect for Messi and for Argentina. And they feel the same about our players, our team, the right back said after Tuesdays training session at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.Winger Douglas Costa also kept a sense of perspective, saying: (Brazil) has to do what it has been doing -- regardless of Argentina.However, Brazil defender Marquinhos added a note of caution about Messi, saying: We have to be perfect. With the tiniest mistake, he can dribble, he can score.Messi has missed Argentinas last three qualifying matches with an injured left knee, and the results showed with draws against Peru and Venezuela, and a 1-0 loss against Paraguay.He scored in a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in September in the only match hes played under Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza.Thursdays game takes place in the Mineirao sstadium where Brazil was humiliated two years ago in a 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals. Cheap Colts Jerseys. ll 62,000 seats are expected to be taken as the hosts focus on containing Messi, rather than the ghosts of the 2014 World Cup debacle.He (Messi) is extremely intelligent and has a great finishing skill, so we have to do double marking on him whenever we can, Brazil midfielder Renato Augusto said. We have to close the gaps for all Argentina players, and we have to remove Messis passing angle whenever he has the ball.Alves said Brazil will have a tough time stopping near perfect Messi.His greatness comes from the fact he doesnt believe he is that great, it is what makes him different from the rest, the defender said.Alves added that he will wear the number 4 shirt in the game as a tribute to Brazil great Carlos Alberto Torres, who died in October.Argentina, World Cup runners-up two years ago against Germany, is five points behind group leader Brazil. It needs points on Thursday and next week in a difficult match against Colombia.Brazil leads qualifying with 21 points, followed by Uruguay with 20 and Ecuador and Colombia with 17. Chile and Argentina have 16 points each.The top four teams qualify automatically for the World Cup. 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Manchester Thunder head coach Dan Ryan admitted the better team won, but slammed his sides atrocious first-half performance and called for the need for a fourth umpire as they went down to a narrow 55-53 defeat against Surrey Storm. Cheap Justin Evans Jersey . The Black and Yellows trailed by 13 at the break and despite a sensational Thunder fightback it was Surrey who held on and claim back-to-back titles.We were atrocious in that first quarter and Storm did a great job in shutting us down but we were so hesitant, we didnt let the ball go, everything that we spoke about doing the girls just didnt execute and thats a Grand Final. We addressed a few things at half-time and we took a big deep breath and got on with business. They were sensational in that second half, they really did show their class to fight their way back and we were so close. Perhaps another extra couple of minutes and it could have been a different story. Highlights from the Vitality Netball Superleague as Surrey Storm played Manchester Thunder in the Grand Final Full credit to Storm, they earned that win tonight and deserved to be reigning champions.The players are devastated, were all devastated, we came here with a job to do and that was to win the title and we felt as though we had the players to do it, but it just wasnt our day. Storm retain Superleague crown Surrey Storm beat Manchester Thunder to win Netball Superleague Ryan also spoke about a controversial umpiring decision in the dying seconds, where Storm appeared to incomplete their centre pass through Sophia Candappa.With Thunder just one goal behind, possession for them would have offered Thunder the opportunity to level-up the scores and force extra time. Reaction from both camps after Surrey Storm survived a late onslaught by Manchester Thunder to successfully defend their title And Ryan feels there is now a need for a fourth umpire in Netball due to the changing nature of the game.In the context of the big pictures, its absolutely devastating for us. We had enormous momentum at that stage and a little over 20 seconds to level the match. Its just a little devastating that the game ends on that sour note but it was a big error and big oversight and one we just have to suck up and move on from. Wallace claims netball award Sammy Wallace named netballs Vitality Superleague Player of the Season I just think in such a close game, the things which are getting missed are the things that can really turn a game and thats kind of what happened with us in this instance.The game is getting faster and there is so much happening off ball and away from the umpires vision that its just the way the cookie crumbles at the top level so maybe its time for extra umpires, but who knows, it is what it is. Also See: Storm retain Superleague crown Wallace claims netball award WATCH: Storm win Superleague As it happened Cheap Vernon Hargreaves Jersey . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres. Cheap J.J. Wilcox Jersey . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. http://www.cheapbuccaneersjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-jameis-winston-jersey . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. World No. 2 Rory McIlroy got exactly what he wanted to keep his hopes of a successful title defence alive in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.McIlroy completed a second round of 68 more than an hour before the leaders teed off and headed to the beach hoping not to be facing an insurmountable deficit over the last 36 holes.And although Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari both shot 67 to share the halfway lead on nine-under par, McIlroy had not given up hope of coming from eight shots behind to claim a fourth win of the season.If Im within eight or nine shots going into the weekend, I still feel like I have a decent chance, said McIlroy, whose opening 75 was his first over-par score in 29 rounds in the European Tours season finale, an event he has won twice and never finished worse than 11th in in seven appearances.Thursday was just one of those days. I was mentally very flat, still in holiday mode and not quite switched on to what I needed to do. I sort of turned it around today and hopefully can do the same over the weekend.Garcia carded six birdies and one bogey in his 67, which also featured a brilliant par save on the 12th after driving into a bush and being forced to take a penalty drop.I was fortunate a guy from the crowd found it for me and I was able to drop outside the bush, the Ryder Cup star said.I hit a really good shot from there with a seven iron and made a really nice putt. I had a good feeling on that putt. I felt like I was going to make it and it was one of those career fours.Molinari is enjoying arguably the best form of his career after winning the Italian Open in September, finishing sixth in the WGC-HSBC Champions and fourth in the Shriners Open thanks to a closing 61 in Las Vegas.And to make matters even better, the 34-year-olds older brother Edoardo finished jjoint second in the European Tours qualifying school on Thursday to regain his card for next season. Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Authentic. He was actually disappointed not to win it but I told him not to be too greedy, Molinari said.Second is obviously very good for him and its nice to see him back. He did it last year as well but Im sure hell do his best next season not to show up there for a third time. It sounds like hes playing a lot better, so Im expecting good things from him next season.First-round leader Lee Westwood is a shot off the pace after a 70 marred by hitting his approach on the 18th into a water hazard, with Tyrrell Hatton, Joost Luiten, Charl Schwartzel and Bernd Wiesberger all on seven-under.Somebody clicked a camera on the right-hand side and put me off, Westwood said.It happens and you just have to regroup. The pitch shot in was poor, but it was a good two-putt.Im one off the lead and Ive got a good chance. Im happy with the way Im playing and trying to finish off the season strongly.Race to Dubai rivals Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett were both on three under after rounds of 69 and 70 respectively, although Stenson was more concerned with the well-being of a female spectator hit on the head by his tee shot on the 13th.It was a very unfortunate circumstance, said the Open champion, who leads Willett by 299,675 points.I flared my five-iron right and Im standing there thinking Is it going in the bunker or flying over the bunker? and next thing I see it go into the crowd.Unfortunately I hit the lady and she went down, but I had some reports later in the round that she was doing OK. Im just making sure that were going to get her details so I can send her something nice. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Manchester Thunder head coach Dan Ryan admitted the better team won, but slammed his sides atrocious first-half performance and called for the need for a fourth umpire as they went down to a narrow 55-53 defeat against Surrey Storm. Cheap Justin Evans Jersey . The Black and Yellows trailed by 13 at the break and despite a sensational Thunder fightback it was Surrey who held on and claim back-to-back titles.We were atrocious in that first quarter and Storm did a great job in shutting us down but we were so hesitant, we didnt let the ball go, everything that we spoke about doing the girls just didnt execute and thats a Grand Final. We addressed a few things at half-time and we took a big deep breath and got on with business. They were sensational in that second half, they really did show their class to fight their way back and we were so close. Perhaps another extra couple of minutes and it could have been a different story. Highlights from the Vitality Netball Superleague as Surrey Storm played Manchester Thunder in the Grand Final Full credit to Storm, they earned that win tonight and deserved to be reigning champions.The players are devastated, were all devastated, we came here with a job to do and that was to win the title and we felt as though we had the players to do it, but it just wasnt our day. Storm retain Superleague crown Surrey Storm beat Manchester Thunder to win Netball Superleague Ryan also spoke about a controversial umpiring decision in the dying seconds, where Storm appeared to incomplete their centre pass through Sophia Candappa.With Thunder just one goal behind, possession for them would have offered Thunder the opportunity to level-up the scores and force extra time. Reaction from both camps after Surrey Storm survived a late onslaught by Manchester Thunder to successfully defend their title And Ryan feels there is now a need for a fourth umpire in Netball due to the changing nature of the game.In the context of the big pictures, its absolutely devastating for us. We had enormous momentum at that stage and a little over 20 seconds to level the match. Its just a little devastating that the game ends on that sour note but it was a big error and big oversight and one we just have to suck up and move on from. Wallace claims netball award Sammy Wallace named netballs Vitality Superleague Player of the Season I just think in such a close game, the things which are getting missed are the things that can really turn a game and thats kind of what happened with us in this instance.The game is getting faster and there is so much happening off ball and away from the umpires vision that its just the way the cookie crumbles at the top level so maybe its time for extra umpires, but who knows, it is what it is. Also See: Storm retain Superleague crown Wallace claims netball award WATCH: Storm win Superleague As it happened Cheap Vernon Hargreaves Jersey . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres. Cheap J.J. Wilcox Jersey . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. http://www.cheapbuccaneersjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-jameis-winston-jersey . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. World No. 2 Rory McIlroy got exactly what he wanted to keep his hopes of a successful title defence alive in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.McIlroy completed a second round of 68 more than an hour before the leaders teed off and headed to the beach hoping not to be facing an insurmountable deficit over the last 36 holes.And although Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari both shot 67 to share the halfway lead on nine-under par, McIlroy had not given up hope of coming from eight shots behind to claim a fourth win of the season.If Im within eight or nine shots going into the weekend, I still feel like I have a decent chance, said McIlroy, whose opening 75 was his first over-par score in 29 rounds in the European Tours season finale, an event he has won twice and never finished worse than 11th in in seven appearances.Thursday was just one of those days. I was mentally very flat, still in holiday mode and not quite switched on to what I needed to do. I sort of turned it around today and hopefully can do the same over the weekend.Garcia carded six birdies and one bogey in his 67, which also featured a brilliant par save on the 12th after driving into a bush and being forced to take a penalty drop.I was fortunate a guy from the crowd found it for me and I was able to drop outside the bush, the Ryder Cup star said.I hit a really good shot from there with a seven iron and made a really nice putt. I had a good feeling on that putt. I felt like I was going to make it and it was one of those career fours.Molinari is enjoying arguably the best form of his career after winning the Italian Open in September, finishing sixth in the WGC-HSBC Champions and fourth in the Shriners Open thanks to a closing 61 in Las Vegas.And to make matters even better, the 34-year-olds older brother Edoardo finished jjoint second in the European Tours qualifying school on Thursday to regain his card for next season. Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Authentic. He was actually disappointed not to win it but I told him not to be too greedy, Molinari said.Second is obviously very good for him and its nice to see him back. He did it last year as well but Im sure hell do his best next season not to show up there for a third time. It sounds like hes playing a lot better, so Im expecting good things from him next season.First-round leader Lee Westwood is a shot off the pace after a 70 marred by hitting his approach on the 18th into a water hazard, with Tyrrell Hatton, Joost Luiten, Charl Schwartzel and Bernd Wiesberger all on seven-under.Somebody clicked a camera on the right-hand side and put me off, Westwood said.It happens and you just have to regroup. The pitch shot in was poor, but it was a good two-putt.Im one off the lead and Ive got a good chance. 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The Indian junior shooting squad continued its medal-winning spree at the ongoing ISSF Junior World Cup in Azerbaijan, winning one gold, two silver and three bronze medals on Monday to take their overall tally to 13. Dalvin Cook Jersey .After picking up seven medals, including three golds to top the medal table on Sunday, India picked up six more medals on day two of the event to stand second behind Russia in the medal tally.Yashaswini Singh Deswal, Malaika Goel and Harshada Nithave combined for a total score of 1122 to finish first, winning gold in the junior womens 10m Air Pistol event.In the individual final, Harshada finished in the fourth place, while Yashaswini and Malaika finished sixth and seventh respectively.Earlier in the day, the trio of Gaurav Rana, Hemendra Kushwah and Saurabh Chaudhary won a team silver in the Junior Mens 10m Air Pistol event.Anmol then won an individual silver in the same event, finishing behind Artem Chernousov of Russia in the final.Anmol was among the three Indians who had qualified for the finals. He had a relatively poor start, but quickly bounced back after shooting a good second and fifth series to finish strongly with a second-place finish and a final round score of 197.5. Chernousov shot 199.7. Evgeniu Borovoi won bronze with a score of 175.8.The other Indians in the fray, Hemendra Kushwah finished seventh while Gaurav ended his campaign in the eighth position.Gaayathri Nithyanadam?settled for an individual bronze in the?junior womens 50m Rifle 3 Positions event with a score of 438.9. She had previously won the team bronze in the event along with Sonika and Aditi Singh.Dilreen Gill, the other Indian in the final, finished sixth with a score of 406.3.Three Indians reached the final in the junior womens 10m Air Pistol which had helped them bag the team gold in the event.In the individual final, at the first elimination point, which is after eight shots, Malaika was lying fourth, Yashaswani fifth and Harshada had a brilliant six-shot series to pull up to fourth position after a poor start.The last medal of the day was a team bronze, won by the junior mens skeet team comprising Anant Jeet Singh Naruka, Sukhbir Singh Harika and Hamza Sheikh who shot a total of 337 to finish behind the Russian team who won Gold (360) and the Chinese team which won Silver (339). Dalvin Cook Youth Jersey . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Ben Gedeon Youth Jersey . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. http://www.vikingsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Ben-Gedeon-Vikings-Jersey/ . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. WATERVLIET, N.Y. -- A New York man has pleaded guilty to killing the son of a former NFL player in an apartment.The Albany County district attorney says 49-year-old Michael J. Fox, of Watervliet (wah-ter-vuh-LEET), pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder.Fox was charged with shooting 29-year-old Brandon Sherwin with a shotgun and stabbing him Jan. 8 in Foxs apartment. Sherwin was the son of Tim Sherwin, a tight end from Watervliet who spent most of his career with the Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts from 1981 to 1987. Pat Elflein Vikings Jersey. Fox was also charged with shooting at a woman who was at the house. Fox and Brandon Sherwin were neighbors.He faces up to 25 years to life in prison when hes sentenced Sept. 16. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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Fantasy Forecaster updated Sunday, Aug. Cheap Kenny Stills Jersey . 7, at 2:22 p.m. ET.On tap: Its a key week for the Miami Marlins?--?buyers at the July 31 trade deadline and a team tied for the second wild-card spot entering play on Aug. 7, but also a team that was swept by the Chicago Cubs, owners of the National Leagues best record -- on the road from Aug. 1-3, and one that has lost four of five so far in August. The Marlins now return home to Marlins Park to play a pair of three-game series, one against the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants and the other against the Chicago White Sox, with Jose Fernandez as their two-start pitcher for Week 18 (and the entirety of their home stand). As the Giants are only 6-14 since the All-Star break, this might be an ideal time for the Marlins to draw them as opponents.Zack Greinke, who since the beginning of 2014 has the majors second-most wins (46), third-best ERA (2.46) and fourth-best WHIP (1.03) among pitchers with at least 20 starts during that time span, is expected to rejoin the Arizona Diamondbacks rotation during the teams week-opening series at the New York Mets. Greinke is scheduled to return Aug. 9, in time for a two-start week, with his second turn on Aug. 14 at Bostons Fenway Park. Strangely, itll be only Greinkes second career start at Fenway; thats the fewest he has made in any venue that has been open for the entirety of his career (he also has only one career start at New Yorks Yankee Stadium).Well have two possible World Series previews -- at least if you consider battles of interleague division leaders that -- as the Cleveland Indians, tops in the American League Central, will visit the Washington Nationals, leaders in the NL East, for two games from Aug. 9-10, while the Baltimore Orioles, tied for first in the AL East, play three road contests against the Giants from Aug. 12-14. Though the projected pitching matchups in either series are lopsided, favoring the NL squads, well see two of the top contenders for the NL Cy Young work in them: The Nationals Max Scherzer faces the Indians on Aug. 9, while the Giants Madison Bumgarner faces the Orioles on Aug. 13.Amongst the weeks schedule oddities: The Nationals are the only team to play as few as five games in Week 18, mostly as a result of that week-opening interleague series.Quickly jump to any section, if you want specific intelESPN lineup deadlinesInterleague impactProjected starting pitchersPitching scuttlebuttWeek 18 pitcher rankingsHitting ratingsHitting advantagesESPN leagues: Lineup deadlinesFor the third consecutive week, Mondays schedule is comprised entirely of night games. Week 18 begins at 7:07 p.m. ET with Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays, so fantasy owners in weekly leagues have a little extra time to set their lineups.Remember that game times have tremendous influence upon daily planning, so be aware of every days first scheduled pitch. This week, they are:Monday, Aug. 8: 7:07 p.m. ET (Rays at Blue Jays) Tuesday, Aug. 9: 3:10 p.m. ET (Texas Rangers at Colorado Rockies, the Tuesdays only day game) Wednesday, Aug. 10: 12:10 p.m. ET (Giants at Marlins, one of three day games) Thursday, Aug. 11: 12:10 p.m. ET (Diamondbacks at Mets, one of six day games) Friday, Aug. 12: 2:20 p.m. ET (St. Louis Cardinals at Cubs, the days only day game) Saturday, Aug. 13: 1:05 p.m. ET (Rays at New York Yankees, one of four day games) Sunday, Aug. 14: 1:05 p.m. ET (Rays at Yankees, one of 14 day games)Interleague impactThis weeks interleague series:Rangers at Rockies (2 games, Aug. 8-9)Indians at Nationals (2 games, Aug. 9-10)Los Angeles Angels at Cubs (2 games, Aug. 9-10)Rockies at Rangers (2 games, Aug. 10-11)Orioles at Giants (3 games, Aug. 12-14)Diamondbacks at Boston Red Sox (3 games, Aug. 12-14)White Sox at Marlins (3 games, Aug. 12-14)Orioles traditional DH, 3 games in NL ballparks: Pedro Alvarez, who has 17 of the Orioles past 23 starts at DH, though Mark Trumbo has five of the other six. Trumbo will simply shift to right field, as he often does (and in fact did for all three games during the teams last series at an NL ballpark), July 4-6 at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium. Alvarez, however, began on the bench in all three of those games in L.A., two of which were against right-handed starters, and hes likely to do so again in San Francisco. Hell probably also begin on the bench Aug. 10 against lefty Dillon Overton, meaning Alvarez will likely get three starts in Week 18 and be at best an AL-only option.Diamondbacks probable DH(s), 3 games in AL ballparks: Rickie Weeks has all four of the Diamondbacks DH starts this season, two apiece against right- and left-handed starters, and with lefties Eduardo Rodriguez and David Price on the schedule in the series at Boston, Weeks is likely to start at least those two and probably all three. Expect 3-4 starts for Weeks, making him an NL-only plug-in.White Soxs traditional DH, 3 games in NL ballparks: Justin Morneau, who has 14 of the teams 20 starts at DH since he joined the team on July 15. He didnt start either of the teams July 27-28 games at Chicagos Wrigley Field, however, despite the opposing Cubs starting a pair of right-handers, so Morneau will presumably make only the three starts at Kansas City. Hes a weak AL-only choice as a result.Rangers traditional DH, 2 games in NL ballparks: Carlos Beltran and Shin-Soo Choo are expected to rotate between right field and DH going forward, with Beltran probably getting more of the time at DH, so this series at Colorados Coors Field comes at a particularly inopportune time from a roster maneuvering perspective. The team might well play the matchups game, as the opposing Rockies will start both a right- and left-hander, which will potentially chip away at the playing time of Nomar Mazara, Choo, Mitch Moreland and Jurickson Profar. Theres that key word, though, chip: Profar is the only one whose value might dip into the deep-mixed/AL-only bin, where youll also find platoon types Ryan Rua and Delino DeShields.Indians traditional DH, 2 games in NL ballparks: Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana have rotated between first base and DH for the Indians past 45 games at American League ballparks, with Napoli getting the greater number of starts at first base and Santana at DH (28-17 split). Napoli also started at first base in two of the Indians three games at Atlantas Turner Field June 28-30, despite the opposing Atlanta Braves starting only right-handers. Still, it seems probable that Santana will start the Aug. 9 game and Napoli Aug. 10, meaning each player will lose one start and be somewhat less attractive in standard leagues.Angels traditional DH, 2 games in NL ballparks: Albert Pujols, who has started each of the Angels past 17 games in NL ballparks. Thatll likely be the same arrangement at Chicagos Wrigley Field, meaning Jefry Martes usage in fantasy should be limited to AL-only leagues.Rockies probable DH(s), 2 games in AL ballparks: Gerardo Parra (DL: ankle) is on a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque and might be ready to rejoin the Rockies in time for their series in Texas, in which case he and Ryan Raburn might split the two DH starts, as the Rangers will start a right- and left-hander. Daniel Descalso might pick up the Aug. 11 start against Lucas Harrell otherwise. None of the three, however, has a clear enough path to regular playing time to warrant activating for Week 18.Projected starting pitchersThe chart below lists each of the 30 MLB teams schedules and projected starting pitchers, and provides a projected Bill James Game Score for each days starter.Projected starting pitchers, Aug. 8-14 P: The starting pitchers projected Bill James Game Score, accounting for past history (three years worth as well as past 21 days), opponent and ballpark. A 50 is typically deemed a quality start by this measure, while a 70 is considered a dominant start.Pitching scuttlebuttYankees: Luis Severino will join the Yankees rotation beginning on Aug. 9, assuming Ivan Novas former spot (most recently occupied by Chad Green).Blue Jays: Despite the addition of Francisco Liriano, the Blue Jays claim they will not shift Aaron Sanchez to the bullpen, giving them a six-man rotation at least through Week 18.Indians: Mike Clevinger has been serving as the Indians fifth starter, but the team could either replace him during Week 18 or use the Aug. 8 off day to push him back as far as Aug. 13.Tigers:?With?Jordan Zimmermann (DL: lat) and?Mike Pelfrey (DL: back) sidelined, Daniel Norris?will join the Tigers rotation beginning on Aug. 9.Kansas City Royals: Thanks to their Aug. 8 off day, the Royals will push Dillon Gee back in their Week 18 rotation, to Aug. 13.Houston Astros: Joe Musgrove will fill in for Lance McCullers (DL: elbow) on Aug. 7, presumably setting Musgrove up for an Aug. 12 start during Week 18.Los Angeles Angels: After the Angels designated Tim Lincecum for assignment on Aug. 6, theyll need a fifth starter no later than Aug. 13. Jhoulys Chacin and Nate Smith are the leading candidates to assume that spot.Oakland Athletics: After the Athletics placed Jesse Hahn (DL: shoulder) on the DL Aug. 5 and demoted Dillon Overton to Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 6, the team will need fill-ins for both Aug. 9 and 10, and they might for Aug. 11 as well should Sonny Gray (forearm) be unable to make his next start. Jharel Cotton and Ross Detwiler are the teams Nashville starters on schedule for Aug. 9 and 10, making them candidates, and the team could also consider Zach Neal, currently a member of the big-league bullpen, or Daniel Mengden, who pitched Aug. 6 for Nashville, on three or four days rest Aug. 10-11.Seattle Mariners: Taijuan Walker (DL: foot) rejoined the Mariners rotation on Aug. 6, lining him up for an Aug. 12 start during Week 18.?Meanwhile, Wade LeBlanc, who has been serving as the teams fifth starter recently, is the leading candidate to fill in the next time the team needs one on Aug. 9.Braves:?With Julio Teheran (DL: back) sidelined, Roberto Hernandez made a spot start for the Braves on Aug. 6. That spot in the rotation next arrives on Aug. 11, but its unclear whether Hernandez will make that start or the team will replace him with Matt Wisler, Ryan Weber, Chris Ellis or?Sean Newcomb.Philadelphia Phillies: Jake Thompson replaced?Aaron Nola (DL: elbow) in the Phillies rotation on Aug. 6, lining him up for an Aug. 12 start during Week 18.Nationals: The Nationals are expected to use only four starters during Week 18 due to Aug. 8 and 11 off days, meaning that Joe Ross (DL: shoulder), who is expected to make one more minor league rehabilitation start for Triple-A Syracuse, will likely rejoin the rotation during Week 19.Cubs: The Cubs swapped John Lackey and Jason Hammel in their rotation on Aug. 9-10, in order to give Hammel, who was recently activated from bereavement leave, some extra rest.Pittsburgh Pirates: The Pirates moved Jeff Locke to the bullpen, and theyre expected to promote Chad Kuhl to assume his rotation spot beginning on Aug. 9.Diamondbacks:?Greinke (DL: oblique) made a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Reno on Aug. 3 and will rejoin the Diamondbacks rotation on Aug. 9.Los Angeles Dodgers: With Bud Norris (back) questionable, the Dodgers likely need a fill-in for Aug. 6, with Jose De Leon and Ross Stripling the two most obvious choices. It is unclear whether either would then pitch the next time that spot in the rotation arrives on Aug. 12, whether the team would use the Aug. 11 off day to skip it, or whether Norris or Julio Urias could be a candidate to fill in. Rich Hill (DL: blister), meanwhile, is expected to join the Dodgers rotation on Aug. 7, setting him up for an Aug. 13 start during Week 18.Tristans Week 18 pitcher rankings1. Jose Fernandez (MIA) -- Mon-SF (Cueto), Sun-CWS (Sale)2. Chris Sale (CWS) -- Tue-@KC (Volquez), Sun-@MIA (Fernandez)3. Max Scherzer (WSH) -- Tue-CLE (Bauer), Sun-ATL (Jenkins)4. Noah Syndergaard (NYM) -- Thu-ARI (Shipley)5. Jacob deGrom (NYM) -- Sat-SD (Cosart)6. Madison Bumgarner (SF) -- Sat-BAL (Gausman)7. Stephen Strasburg (WSH) -- Fri-ATL (Foltynewicz)8. Kenta Maeda (LAD) -- Tue-PHI (Velasquez), Sun-PIT (Kuhl)9. Jake Arrieta (CHC) -- Fri-STL (Wainwright)10. Justin Verlander (DET) -- Wed-@SEA (Hernandez)11. Steven Matz (NYM) -- Tue-ARI (Greinke), Sun-SD (Perdomo)12. Johnny Cueto (SF) -- Mon-@MIA (Fernandez), Sun-BAL (Miley)13. Chris Archer (TB) -- Fri-@NYY (Sabathia)14. Brandon McCarthy (LAD) -- Fri-PIT (Nova)15. David Price (BOS) -- Sat-ARI (Bradley)16. Zack Greinke (ARI) -- Tue-@NYM (Matz), Sun-@BOS (Porcello): Its the second matchup thats the doozy. Greinke recently admitted that he struggles in minor league rehabilitation stints and his initial big-league starts fresh off the DL, but hes also being awfully hard on himself for whats an especially small sample. He had only two starts fresh off lengthy DL stints in the past five seasons, posting Game Scores of 39 (5/4/11) and 58 (5/15/13), and since 2010, he made only six minor league rehab starts, averaging a Game Score of 46. Dont sweat it; start him with confidence.17. Jon Lester (CHC) -- Thu-STL (Martinez)18. Danny Duffy (KC) -- Thu-CWS (Gonzalez)19. Drew Pomeranz (BOS) -- Wed-NYY (Eovaldi): The rebuilding Yankees arent a threatening team against left-handed pitching, with the majors worst well-hit average against them since July 1 (.098). They do make contact, which lowers Pomeranzs ceiling, but this matchups a go.20. Gerrit Cole (PIT) -- Sat-@LAD (TBD)21. Jon Gray (COL) -- Fri-@PHI (Thompson): Ignore the Phillies recent uptick offensively, at least when it comes to their right-handed opponents. The Phillies have .192/.267/.317 triple-slash rates, a 24.1 percent strikeout rate and a major league-worst .263 well-hit average against righties since the All-Star break.22. Jose Quintana (CWS) -- Wed-@KC (Kennedy)23. Corey Kluber (CLE) -- Fri-LAA (Shoemaker)24. Jameson Taillon (PIT) -- Thu-SD (Friedrich)25. Scott Kazmir (LAD) -- Wed-PHI (Hellickson)26. Vince Velasquez (PHI) -- Tue-@LAD (Maeda)27. Carlos Carrasco (CLE) -- Sat-LAA (TBD)28. Michael Fulmer (DET) -- Mon-@SEA (Iwakuma), Sun-@TEX (Griffin)29. Sean Manaea (OAK) -- Fri-SEA (Walker)30. Dallas Keuchel (HOU) -- Wed-@MIN (Santana): Just ... be careful. The Twins, since July 1, rank among the top five in the majors against lefties in wOBA, isolated power and well-hit average. Thats in a sizable sample, too, of 19 percent more than the leagues average plate appearances versus lefties.31. Jake Odorizzi (TB) -- Mon-@TOR (Dickey), Sun-@NYY (Severino)32. Kevin Gausman (BAL) -- Mon-@OAK (Graveman), Sat-@SF (Bumgarner)33. Robbie Ray (ARI) -- Wed-@NYM (Colon)34. Junior Guerra (MIL) -- Tue-ATL (Jenkins), Sun-CIN (Reed)35. Carlos Martinez (STL) -- Thu-@CHC (Lester)36. Kyle Hendricks (CHC) -- Sat-STL (Wacha)37. Sonny Gray (OAK) -- Thu-BAL (Tillman)38. Cole Hamels (TEX) -- Mon-@COL (Anderson), Sat-DET (Sanchez)39. Felix Hernandez (SEA) -- Wed-DET (Verlander)40. Matt Andriese (TB) -- Sat-@NYY (Tanaka)41. Collin McHugh (HOU) -- Mon-@MIN (Duffey), Sat-@TOR (Sanchez)42. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) -- Sat-TB (Andriese)43. Matt Shoemaker (LAA) -- Fri-@CLE (Kluber)44. Ian Kennedy (KC) -- Wed-CWS (Quintana)45. Mike Fiers (HOU) -- Tue-@MIN (Santiago), Sun-@TOR (Stroman)46. Hector Santiago (MIN) -- Tue-HOU (Fiers), Sun-KC (Volquez)47. Marcus Stroman (TOR) -- Sun-HOU (Fiers)48. Aaron Sanchez (TOR) -- Sat-HOU (McHugh)49. Yu Darvish (TEX) -- Fri-DET (Boyd)50. Steven Wright (BOS) -- Thu-NYY (Pineda)51. Michael Pineda (NYY) -- Thu-@BOS (Wright)52. Zach Davies (MIL) -- Mon-ATL (Whalen), Sat-CIN (Straily)53. Blake Snell (TB) -- Wed-@TOR (Happ)54. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) -- Mon-DET (Fulmer), Sun-@OAK (TBD)55. Carlos Rodon (CWS) -- Fri-@MIA (Cashner)56. Marco Estrada (TOR) -- Tue-TB (Smyly)57. Taijuan Walker (SEA) -- Fri-@OAK (Manaea)58. Dylan Bundy (BAL) -- Fri-@SF (Cain): He has looked very, very good since the move to the rotation, with a 3.00 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 30.0 percent strikeout rate in four starts. The big question is pitch count: He has thrown 87, 89 and 88 in his past three turns.59. John Lackey (CHC) -- Tue-LAA (Weaver), Sun-STL (Leake)60. Bartolo Colon (NYM) -- Wed-ARI (Ray)61. Adam Conley (MIA) -- Sat-CWS (Shields)62. Tyler Anderson (COL) -- Mon-TEX (Hamels), Sat-@PHI (Eickhoff)63. Miguel Gonzalez (CWS) -- Thu-@KC (Duffy): Feeling bold? Gonzalez has six consecutive quality starts, and the Royals have averaged a major league-worst 3.00 runs per game since the All-Star break. Incidentally, Gonzalez is 2-for-2 in quality starts versus the Royals this season.64. Jerad Eickhoff (PHI) -- Sat-COL (Anderson)65. Rick Porcello (BOS) -- Tue-NYY (Severino), Sun-ARI (Greinke)66. Adam Wainwright (STL) -- Fri-@CHC (Arrieta)67. Joe Musgrove (HOU) -- Fri-@TOR (Liriano)68. Ryan Vogelsong (PIT) -- Wed-SD (Jackson)69. Homer Bailey (CIN) -- Fri-@MIL (Nelson)70. J.A. Happ (TOR) -- Wed-TB (Snell): Toss the small sample caveat if you wish, but the Rays trades of Brandon Guyer and Steve Pearce significantly weakened them against left-handed pitching. Besides, since the All-Star break, the Rays have batted .183/.277/.260 as a team with a major league-worst 28.2 percent strikeout rate against lefties.71. Drew Smyly (TB) -- Tue-@TOR (Estrada): He hasnt done enough yet to elevate himself from the matchups to every-start class, at least not in my book, and this is an awful matchup. Its the significantly worse ballpark of these teams homes, and the Blue Jays have a .233 well-hit average against lefties as a team since July 1, 33 points better than anyone else.72. Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) -- Fri-ARI (Corbin)73. Tyler Skaggs (LAA) -- Thu-@CLE (Tomlin)74. Andrew Cashner (MIA) -- Fri-CWS (Rodon)75. Logan Verrett (NYM) -- Fri-SD (Clemens)76. Kyle Gibson (MIN) -- Fri-KC (Ventura)77. Jose Berrios (MIN) -- Thu-HOU (Fister)78. Braden Shipley (ARI) -- Thu-@NYM (Syndergaard)79. Jeff Samardzija (SF) -- Wed-@MIA (Phelps)80. Anthony DeSclafani (CIN) -- Wed-@STL (Garcia)81. Jaime Garcia (STL) -- Wed-CIN (DeSclafani)82. David Phelps (MIA) -- Wed-SF (Samardzija)83. Luis Severino (NYY) -- Tue-@BOS (Porcello), Sun-TB (Odorizzi): What an awful first matchup in his return to the lineup, and its what ruins his weekly rating. Severinos slider has looked much improved since his recall, but be aware that the Red Sox have the fifth-best team wOBA and fourth-lowest strikeout rate against sliders this season.84. Gio Gonzalez (WSH) -- Wed-CLE (Clevinger)85. Matt Moore (SF) -- Tue-@MIA (Koehler)86. Jake Thompson (PHI) -- Fri-COL (Gray)87. James Shields (CWS) -- Sat-@MIA (Conley)88. Francisco Liriano (TOR) -- Fri-HOU (Musgrove): Altuve, Springer, Correa, Gattis, Bregman, and as a team, the majors fourth-best walk rate (9.3 percent of PAs)? No thanks.89. Tanner Roark (WSH) -- Sat-ATL (Whalen)90. Paul Clemens (SD) -- Fri-@NYM (Verrett)91. Ervin Santana (MIN) -- Wed-HOU (Keuchel)92. Chad Kuhl (PIT) -- Tue-SD (Perdomo), Sun-@LAD (Maeda)93. Wade LeBlanc (SEA) -- Tue-DET (Norris)94. Jeremy Hellickson (PHI) -- Wed-@LAD (Kazmir)95. Rob Whalen (ATL) -- Mon-@MIL (Davis), Sat-@WSH (Roark)96. Dan Straily (CIN) -- Sat-@MIL (Davis)97. Yordano Ventura (KC) -- Fri-@MIN (Gibson)98. Brandon Finnegan (CIN) -- Tue-@STL (Leake)99. Joel De La Cruz (ATL) -- Wed-@MIL (Anderson)100. Michael Wacha (STL) -- Mon-CIN (Reed), Sat-@CHC (Hendricks)101. Anibal Sanchez (DET) -- Sat-@TEX (Hamels)102. James Paxton (SEA) -- Sat-@OAK (Graveman)103. Jason Hammel (CHC) -- Wed-LAA (Nolasco)104. Trevor Bauer (CLE) -- Tue-@WSH (Scherzer), Sun-LAA (Weaver)105. Tyler Duffey (MIN) -- Mon-HOU (McHugh), Sat-KC (TBD)106. Christian Friedrich (SD) -- Thu-@PIT (Taillon)107. Edinson Volquez (KC) -- Tue-CWS (Sale), Sun-@MIN (Santiago)108. CC Sabathia (NYY) -- Fri-TB (Archer)109. Chris Tillman (BAL) -- Thu-@OAK (Gray)110. Luis Perdomo (SD) -- Tue-@PIT (Kuhl), Sun-@NYM (Matz)111. Edwin Jackson (SD) -- Wed-@PIT (Vogelsong)112. Lucas Harrell (TEX) -- Thu-COL (Bettis)113. Wade Miley (BAL) -- Tue-@OAK (TBD), Sun-@SF (Cueto)114. Chad Bettis (COL) -- Thu-@TEX (Harrell)115. Cody Reed (CIN) -- Mon-@STL (Wacha), Sun-@MIL (Guerra)116. Josh Tomlin (CLE) -- Thu-LAA (Skaggs)117. Mike Clevinger (CLE) -- Wed-@WSH (Gonzalez)118. Matt Boyd (DET) -- Fri-@TEX (Darvish)119. Jorge De La Rosa (COL) -- Wed-@TEX (Perez)120. Tom Koehler (MIA) -- Tue-SF (Moore)121. Matt Cain (SF) -- Fri-BAL (Bundy)122. Mike Leake (STL) -- Tue-CIN (Finnegan), Sun-@CHC (Lackey)123. Ricky Nolasco (LAA) -- Wed-@CHC (Hammel)124. Jarred Cosart (SD) -- Sat-@NYM (deGrom)125. Mike Foltynewicz (ATL) -- Fri-@WSH (Strasburg)126. Ivan Nova (PIT) -- Fri-@LAD (McCarthy)127. Chase Anderson (MIL) -- Wed-ATL (De La Cruz)128. Jimmy Nelson (MIL) -- Fri-CIN (Bailey)129. Kendall Graveman (OAK) -- Mon-BAL (Gausman), Sat-SEA (Paxton)130. Doug Fister (HOU) -- Thu-@MIN (Berrios)131. Zach Eflin (PHI) -- Mon-@LAD (TBD), Sun-COL (Chatwood)132. R.A. Dickey (TOR) -- Mon-TB (Odorizzi)133. Nathan Eovaldi (NYY) -- Wed-@BOS (Pomeranz)134. A.J. Griffin (TEX) -- Tue-@COL (Chatwood), Sun-DET (Fulmer)135. Tyler Chatwood (COL) -- Tue-TEX (Griffin), Sun-@PHI (Eflin)136. Patrick Corbin (ARI) -- Fri-@BOS (Rodriguez)137. Yovani Gallardo (BAL) -- Wed-@OAK (TBD)138. Tyrell Jenkins (ATL) -- Tue-@MIL (Guerra), Sun-@WSH (Scherzer)139. Matt Garza (MIL) -- Thu-ATL (TBD)140. Archie Bradley (ARI) -- Sat-@BOS (Price)141. Martin Perez (TEX) -- Wed-COL (De La Rosa)142. Jered Weaver (LAA) -- Tue-@CHC (Lackey), Sun-@CLE (Bauer)Hitting ratingsThe chart below lists each of the 30 teams total number of scheduled games, home games and games versus right- and left-handed pitchers, and provides a matchup rating for the weeks games in terms of overall offense, offense for left- and right-handed hitters and base stealing. Matchup ratings for each individual game are listed under the corresponding date.Hitting matchup chart, Aug. 8-14 H: Hitters matchup rating, which accounts for the opposing starting pitchers past history (three years worth as well as past 21 days) as well as ballpark factors. L: Hitters matchup rating accounting only for left-handed hitters. R: Hitters matchup rating accounting for only right-handed hitters. S: Base stealing matchup rating, which accounts for the opponents catchers ability to gun down opposing base stealers. Ratings range from 1-10, with 10 representing the best possible matchup, statistically speaking, and 1 representing the worst.Hitting advantagesHere are this weeks volume plays, defined as the teams that play the most home games, or games against right- or left-handed starters:Total games: Orioles 7, Minnesota Twins 7, Astros 7, Oakland Athletics 7, Rangers 7, Braves 7, Milwaukee Brewers 7, Cincinnati Reds 7, Rockies 7.Home games: Twins 7, Athletics 7, Brewers 7, Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 6, Marlins 6, Mets 6, Cubs 6, Dodgers 6.Versus LH: Kansas City Royals 3, Athletics 3, Rangers 3, Marlins 3, Cardinals 3, Diamondbacks 3. Ten teams face two left-handed starters.Versus RH: Braves 7, Angels 6, Cubs 6, Brewers 6. Ten teams face five right-handed starters.Though the Rangers have some tricky lineup decisions to make these days, complicated by the loss of the designated hitter during their two-game, week-opening series at Colorados Coors Field, their Week 18 schedule is so favorable that all of their regulars and quasi-regulars warrant slotting into your lineup. Jonathan Lucroy, Moreland, Rougned Odor, Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, Mazara, Ian Desmond, Choo and Beltran are all worth your while, thanks to this team getting a chance to fatten up against the pitching staffs of the Rockies and Tigers, which rank 27th (4.74) and 20th (4.33), respectively, in ERA this season. Only one note of caution: Despite three games against left-handed starters, this is no slam-dunk schedule for platoon mates Rua and DeShields, as one of those games will be at Coors with no DH (as noted in the Interleague impact section. Theyre good daily, not weekly, plays.The Nationals have a surprisingly good hitting schedule for a team playing only five games, and its mostly because theyll get to avoid Kluber and Carrasco during their week-opening series versus the Indians. In fact, injuries have depleted both the Indians and Braves rotations to the extent that the Nationals will draw a fifth-starter Indians fill-in (Clevinger, most likely), as well as a trio of Braves starters who total 34 starts worth of big-league experience. This is not a week to bench Wilson Ramos, Trea Turner and Anthony Rendon simply because of the minimal volume.The Brewers hitting schedule is every bit as favorable as their pitching schedule in Week 18. Home games are always a plus; Miller Park is 12th in run scoring and third in home runs, per our Park Factor page in 2016, and the venue has historically been known for boosting power numbers. That the Brewers will also benefit from games against the beleaguered Braves -- four of them, in this case -- as well as three against the portion of the Reds rotation that doesnt include DeSclafani only helps their cause. These are great stolen base matchups in particular, so Jonathan Villar and Orlando Arcia should be standouts. For those looking for lesser-owned plug-ins, lefty-hitting Scooter Gennett (.269/.321/.403 triple-slash rates against righties) and Kirk Nieuwenhuis (.226/.336/.424) warrant a look in a week against six righty starters. Cheap DeVante Parker Jersey . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). Cheap Dolphins Jerseys Authentic . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. http://www.cheapdolphinsjerseyselite.com/?tag=cheap-ryan-tannehill-jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. CINCINNATI -- Pat Hoberg is Ramon Cabreras lucky charm.Hoberg was umpiring behind the plate last season when the Reds catcher hit his first career home run. Hoberg made it 2 for 2 on Thursday night. He was behind the plate when Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the second inning to lead Cincinnati to a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.It was special for me, Cabrera said. I talked to the umpire. He said, `Do you remember who the umpire was when you hit your first home run off (John) Lackey? It was me.Dan Straily continued his second-half surge as Cincinnati made it eight wins in 10 series since the All-Star break.Billy Hamilton used aggressive baserunning to produce another run and Eugenio Suarez added an RBI double to give Cincinnati three straight wins over Miami after losing the opener of the four-game series.Straily (9-6) improved to 5-0 with a 2.68 ERA over his last six starts. He opened with five shutout innings before giving up Marcell Ozunas two-run homer in the sixth. Straily allowed six hits and struck out seven.It is a special year for Straily, Reds manager Bryan Price said. He is solidifying his career.Blake Wood turned in 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief before Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his second career save in two opportunities.Marlins starter Jose Fernandez (12-7) allowed five runs in a season-low four innings -- as many runs as he gave up in his four June starts -- to see his ERA over his last four starts climb to 6.00. The Reds reached him for seven hits and a walk while sending him to a career-worst third consecutive loss. He previously had never lost more than two consecutive decisions.We took advantage of Fernandez strikes early in the count, but he throws it around 100, Price said. He looked like a million bucks, but we got the barrel on the ball.Obviously, (the Reds) were squaring a lot of stuff up, manager Don Mattingly said. Im not quite sure. I havent seen the replay of the pitches, but balls kind of at the belt line and in the center of the plate are going to get hit.Thursdays numbers were remarkablly similar to Fernandezs last start in Cincinnati, on April 18, 2013, his rookie season, when he also allowed five runs in four innings. Cheap Miami Dolphins Jerseys. From there, things got better, he said. I hope they better this time, too.Fernandez finished with six strikeouts, pushing him over 200 for the first time in his career. With 204, he is the sixth Marlin to reach 200 in a season and first since Anibal Sanchez with 202 in 2011.Martin Prado capitalized on an error by pitcher Jumbo Diaz with a two-run single in the seventh.MOVING UP: Fernandezs six strikeouts on Thursday leave him with 204 on the season, the third-highest season total in Marlins history. He trails Kevin Brown (205, 1997) and record-holder Ryan Dempster (209, 2000).POWER SURGE: Ozunas home run was his 22nd of the season and third of the four-game series. He is one homer short of matching the career high he set in 2014.ON THE VERGE: Joey Votto needs one double to reach 300 in his career and four RBI to reach 700.TRAINING ROOMMarlins: RHP A.J. Ramos is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Friday. If he feels OK on Saturday, Mattingly expects to be able to activate him on Sunday. Ramos, 1-1 with a 3.05 ERA and 32 saves in 47 relief appearances this season, has been out since Aug. 6 with a fracture of the third finger of his right hand.Reds: Problems with his patella and Achilles tendons related to last years knee surgery are plaguing SS Zack Cozart, who didnt start on Thursday for the third time in the four-game series.UP NEXTMarlins: RHP Tom Koehler (9-8) tries for his first win in five career starts against the Pirates when Miami opens a three-game series in Pittsburgh on Friday. He is 0-4 with a 5.73 ERA in his career against the Pirates.Reds: RHP Tim Adleman (1-1) is scheduled to make his first start since May 19 when the Reds open a four-game wraparound series against Los Angeles in Cincinnati. Adleman has been sidelined with a strained left oblique. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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