Retiring Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque focused on securing A-League week off

Retiring Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque focused on securing A-League week off

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Retiring Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque has labelled the Sky Blues' last two A-League regular season games as "must-win" matches, as they try to earn a precious rest in a hectic month. Second-placed Sydney, who host Premiers Plate winners Perth on Thursday, hold a two-point advantage over Melbourne Victory. Both Sydney and the Victory have to play three AFC Champions League games through May, when the A-League finals series is held, with Steve Corica's team facing two overseas trips. "We've got a lot of travel with the Champions League and just the fact we're competing in both competitions, I think that week off will be welcome to us and give us a bit of a chance to freshen up."cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping Brosque rates himself a 50-50 chance…
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Blue Jays GM: Vlad Jr. debut ‘sooner than later’

Blue Jays GM: Vlad Jr. debut ‘sooner than later’

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is back hitting again in the minor leagues, and Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins indicated Friday that it won't be too long before he's doing it for the big league club. The touted prospect was slowed in spring training by a strained oblique, but he joined Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, hitting a home run, a double and four RBIs in his season debut for the Bisons.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap "Our sense is that it's sooner than later," Atkins told reporters Friday when asked about a specific timetable for the 20-year-old third baseman debuting for the Blue Jays. "For a player that has played as much as he has, as much success as he's had, now it's about getting built up and really getting into…
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Rio Grande Valley wins G League championship

Rio Grande Valley wins G League championship

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The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are G League champions for the third time. Isaiah Hartenstein scored 30 points, Dakarai Tucker and Michael Frazier each added 24 and the Vipers -- the Houston Rockets' affiliate -- never trailed on the way to beating the Long Island Nets 129-112 on Friday night in Game 3 of the G League Finals. Gary Payton II added 17 for the Vipers. Rio Grande Valley won the series 2-1 and added this title to ones the franchise claimed in 2010 and 2013 when what's now the G League was known as the NBA Development League.nike nfl jerseys cheap china A 24-2 run in the second quarter put the game away for the Vipers, who lost Game 1 of the title series before rallying to win the…
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NFL draft’s easiest choice: picking a pass-rusher

NFL draft’s easiest choice: picking a pass-rusher

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"If you sack the quarterback in college, you're going to get sacks in the National Football League," said Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, who has 98 regular-season sacks in his eight seasons, six seasons with at least 11 sacks, and a Super Bowl MVP award. "That doesn't mean you don't have to work on your game, find some counters [moves] and study, but I think the sack guys in college usually are sack guys in the pros if they put in the work." This year's draft board is stocked with coveted pass-rushers, including Ohio State's Nick Bosa, the highest-graded player in most places. "You have quarterbacks that may sit in the pocket a little longer. ... [You have] bigger, more athletic tackles, you face tremendous players every week," Bosa said.…
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Lightning hope for Hedman return before playoffs

Lightning hope for Hedman return before playoffs

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Tampa Bay Lightning star defenseman Victor Hedman sat out Monday night and is not expected to play the final three games of the regular season.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Hedman tried to deliver a hit to Washington's Carl Hagelin on Saturday but took the worse of the confrontation when his chin bounced off Hagelin's helmet. Hedman, 28, is officially listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Coach Jon Cooper told reporters that he didn't expect Hedman back before the playoffs. The Lightning have long since clinched the Presidents' Trophy for the best regular-season record in the NHL, so they can afford to be cautious with Hedman. But missing the defenseman once the playoffs begin next week would be a big blow for Tampa Bay.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Hedman, the…
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Ankle injury will keep Lindor on shelf for Indians

Ankle injury will keep Lindor on shelf for Indians

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All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians will miss more time because of a sprained left ankle that has delayed his season debutyouth nfl jerseys cheap Lindor was making a steady recovery from a strained right calf when he injured his ankle while running the bases during a minor league scrimmage last week in Goodyear, Arizona. The three-time All-Star visited foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Monday while his teammates rallied to win their home opener against the Chicago White Sox.cheap wholesale nike nfl jerseys The ankle injury only appears to be a minor setback for Lindor, who injured his calf during an offseason workout in Florida. Lindor had made significant progress and was in line to possibly join the Indians during the season's first…
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Arrieta convinced Phillies are a playoff team

Arrieta convinced Phillies are a playoff team

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Jake Arrieta has no doubt the Philadelphia Phillies will be successful this season. "Of course I think we're a playoff team," Arrieta said Monday after the Phillies completed spring training with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The 33-year-old right-hander allowed two runs on six hits and struck out eight over six innings. He induced 20 swings and misses.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "Lots of empty swings," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "That was the most encouraging thing about the day. Super encouraging. Strong in his legs. Delivery was easy. Arm slot was perfect. I thought everything looked really good." Philadelphia opens at home Thursday against NL East champion Atlanta. The Phillies transformed during the offseason, signing right fielder Bryce Harper to a $330 million, 13-year contract after…
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Jets’ CEO on winning a Lombardi trophy: ‘I’ll wear it like a crown’

Jets’ CEO on winning a Lombardi trophy: ‘I’ll wear it like a crown’

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Many years ago, the owner of the New York Jets stood in front of microphones and TV cameras and growled, "I'm 80 years old. I want results now." It was Leon Hess in 1995. He was part George Steinbrenner, part George Burns, and his edict was splashed across the back pages of the New York tabloids.nike nfl jerseys cheap china The team's current boss, Christopher Johnson, is only 60, but he certainly is entitled to demand immediate results, especially after spending an unprecedented $122 million in fully guaranteed money in free agency. But, no, Johnson didn't pull a Hess on Sunday night at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. Commenting for the first time on the Jets' spending spree, he didn't set any grandiose expectations -- at least not for…
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Brazil’s draw vs. Panama underscores that the pieces aren’t falling into place for Tite

Brazil’s draw vs. Panama underscores that the pieces aren’t falling into place for Tite

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When Tite took over as Brazil coach almost three years ago, the pieces immediately fell into place. He gambled on a teenage centre-forward named Gabriel Jesus, who straightaway appeared to have solved a long-running problem. Gabriel worked well with Neymar, and as the wins kept rolling in and confidence soared, Philippe Coutinho was at last successfully incorporated into the side. Brazil, at one point in danger of missing the 2018 World Cup, cruised to Russia and travelled with high hopes of winning the competition in Europe for the first time since 1958. In the event, they fell short, losing the game of the tournament 2-1 to Belgium. Tite recognises that the balance of the side was not quite right -- not helped by the slump in form of the talismanic…
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Pep Guardiola’s style speaks to new reality for managers: they must look as good as their tactics

Pep Guardiola’s style speaks to new reality for managers: they must look as good as their tactics

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Pep Guardiola has built a reputation for making complicated things look easy, dating back to his playing days as a slight but influential midfielder. In February, he lifted the Carabao Cup with his Manchester City squad: a fourth trophy in under three seasons, the first part of a possible quadruple.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china That final at Wembley was messy. So too was Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, but Guardiola remained casually resplendent in skinny trousers and a sweater. Based on his outfit, he might as well have spent the afternoon doing graphic design in his studio. The primary job of a football manager is to instill a singular idea of how his club operates. It's tactical -- managers determine how the team should play and get players to execute…
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