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CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Angels arent nearly where they want to be. Clearance Ray Ban Sunglasses . At least theyre making progress. Mike Trout had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, to lead the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Los Angeles bullpen pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings for the win, and helped the Angels to their first consecutive victories since beating the Tigers three straight April 19-21. They also improved to 6-13 on the road. Their seven runs were the most since they scored eight in a 10-8 loss April 29 at Oakland. "Theyre all important," said Brendan Harris, who had three hits and a home run. "So if we can get two in a row and just get a little momentum, and everybody can exhale a little bit, its going lend itself better to really getting on a roll to really get going as we get into May." The Angels got their second win in a row thanks to a big third inning when they scored four times, and a bullpen that helped Los Angeles survive after expected starter Tommy Hanson was put on the restricted list early Friday. In his first start of the season, Barry Enright replaced Hanson, lasting 3 1-3 innings, giving up four hits and five runs. Relievers Mark Lowe, Michael Kohn (1-0), Dane De La Rosa and Ernesto Frieri then combined to blank the White Sox, who have lost four of six. Lowe relieved Enright and worked 1 2-3 scoreless innings, Kohn went an inning, De La Rosa two, then Frieri finished by striking out the side in the ninth for his sixth save in seven tries. "I think the length that we needed, plus the effectiveness, those guys stepped up big," manager Mike Scioscia said. Los Angeles, which won Thursday in Houston despite an umpiring error that led to a two-game suspension for crew chief Fieldin Culbreth, fell behind early. Alejandro De Aza gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead in the first with a leadoff home run. The home run was De Azas seventh of the season and seventh career leadoff homer. Hes done it three times this season, including on Wednesday at New York. De Aza is the first Chicago player to start consecutive games with a home run since Kenny Lofton in July 2002. The Angels scored four times in the third to take a 4-1 lead. Albert Pujols had a two-run double and Mark Trumbo an RBI single. Los Angeles built a 5-1 lead after Harris homered in the fourth, but the White Sox rallied for four runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie it. After that, the Los Angeles bullpen stifled the White Sox. Because of Hansons status and injuries to the Angels bullpen, De La Rosa figured Friday might be a long night. "When I do get the ball Im willing to throw however many innings they actually need me," he said. In the seventh, Hank Conger reached on Conor Gillaspies error to start the inning and scored on Trouts sharp single to right off reliever Matt Lindstrom that gave the Angels a 6-5 lead. J.B. Shuck then scored on a passed ball. "We battled back and you give them multiple opportunities and youre going to pay for it," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Thats just the name of it right there. You just cant give these guys a lot of opportunities." In six-plus innings, Chicago starter Dylan Axelrod allowed six runs and seven hits. Axelrod (0-3) left after Gillaspies error in the seventh. "The whole game, I felt really good. Its just an unfortunate thing that they got some runs in the third. Thats the frustrating part, where you feel great out there and still give up some runs," Axelrod said. "I cant be that disappointed in my effort because I felt I executed pretty well and they just happened to score." Scioscia, meanwhile, saw his offence score seven runs and his bullpen finish off a needed win, both of which are some of "the components that you need to start to build momentum." "It feels good to get this one and move onto tomorrow," he said. NOTES: Scioscia was asked Friday if owner Arte Moreno needed to give him a public vote of confidence and said "not for what I do. Not for my benefit." Los Angeles entered Friday having lost five of its last seven, fueling speculation about the job security of the Angels manager, whos in his 14th season. ... White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham took 100 swings off a tee before Fridays game. Beckham is on the disabled list after breaking his left hamate bone April 9 in Washington and having surgery on April 16. ... Angels infielder Erick Aybar was not in the lineup after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring Thursday in Houston. Scioscia said Aybar and reliever Scott Downs, who injured his right foot Thursday, are both day-to-day. Cheap Ray Ban Online . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. Wholesale Ray Ban Free Shipping . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. http://www.cheapraybanchina.com/ . -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg. Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell will feed off their different Ryder Cup disappointments as they attempt to reel in Swedens Alex Noren in the final round of the British Masters.Noren, who is chasing a third European Tour title of the season, carded a third round of 65 at The Grove to finish 16 under par, three shots clear of halfway leader Richard Bland.Peter Hanson, Tommy Fleetwood, Bernd Wiesberger and Richard Sterne were all on 12 under par, with Westwood and Germanys Marcel Siem a shot further back and McDowell another stroke adrift.Former world No. 1 Westwood feels he let down good friend and Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke after failing to win any of his three matches as Europe suffered their heaviest defeat for 35 years at Hazeltine.The 43-year-old then missed the cut in last weeks Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, thanks largely to a second round of 82 at Kingsbarns, but carded a flawless 67 on Saturday to remain in contention for a 24th European Tour victory.You have to be able to forget stuff and move on, Westwood said. You can only try your hardest and if thats not good enough you move on to the next tournament and try to do well from there.I played well today and gave myself lots of chances, but you have to stay patient. You look at this course and think, I can shoot really loww here, but if you dont treat it right and lose patience you can make bogeys quite easily. Ray Ban Cyber Monday 2019. I didnt make a bogey, which was nice, and it was a good, solid, professional performance all round.McDowell failed to qualify for the Ryder Cup and was overlooked for a wild card, but made himself watch the action on TV to boost his motivation to make the team in 2018.I made myself watch it because I love it, but also because I wanted it to hurt, McDowell, who won back-to-back French Open titles at 2018 venue Le Golf National, said after a 67 marred by a three-putt bogey on the 18th.I needed to watch those guys and realise I want to be one of them again. I still believe I am a top-10 player in the world and I have to start working like that, acting like that and trusting in my game.Bland, who is seeking a first European Tour title at the 395th attempt, quickly doubled his overnight lead thanks to birdies on the first two holes, but dropped his first shot of the week on the fourth after finding sand off the tee.Noren drew level with a birdie on the sixth and moved in front with another on the 10th, before three more in the last four holes stretched his advantage. ' ' ' 
CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Angels arent nearly where they want to be. Clearance Ray Ban Sunglasses . At least theyre making progress. Mike Trout had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, to lead the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Los Angeles bullpen pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings for the win, and helped the Angels to their first consecutive victories since beating the Tigers three straight April 19-21. They also improved to 6-13 on the road. Their seven runs were the most since they scored eight in a 10-8 loss April 29 at Oakland. "Theyre all important," said Brendan Harris, who had three hits and a home run. "So if we can get two in a row and just get a little momentum, and everybody can exhale a little bit, its going lend itself better to really getting on a roll to really get going as we get into May." The Angels got their second win in a row thanks to a big third inning when they scored four times, and a bullpen that helped Los Angeles survive after expected starter Tommy Hanson was put on the restricted list early Friday. In his first start of the season, Barry Enright replaced Hanson, lasting 3 1-3 innings, giving up four hits and five runs. Relievers Mark Lowe, Michael Kohn (1-0), Dane De La Rosa and Ernesto Frieri then combined to blank the White Sox, who have lost four of six. Lowe relieved Enright and worked 1 2-3 scoreless innings, Kohn went an inning, De La Rosa two, then Frieri finished by striking out the side in the ninth for his sixth save in seven tries. "I think the length that we needed, plus the effectiveness, those guys stepped up big," manager Mike Scioscia said. Los Angeles, which won Thursday in Houston despite an umpiring error that led to a two-game suspension for crew chief Fieldin Culbreth, fell behind early. Alejandro De Aza gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead in the first with a leadoff home run. The home run was De Azas seventh of the season and seventh career leadoff homer. Hes done it three times this season, including on Wednesday at New York. De Aza is the first Chicago player to start consecutive games with a home run since Kenny Lofton in July 2002. The Angels scored four times in the third to take a 4-1 lead. Albert Pujols had a two-run double and Mark Trumbo an RBI single. Los Angeles built a 5-1 lead after Harris homered in the fourth, but the White Sox rallied for four runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie it. After that, the Los Angeles bullpen stifled the White Sox. Because of Hansons status and injuries to the Angels bullpen, De La Rosa figured Friday might be a long night. "When I do get the ball Im willing to throw however many innings they actually need me," he said. In the seventh, Hank Conger reached on Conor Gillaspies error to start the inning and scored on Trouts sharp single to right off reliever Matt Lindstrom that gave the Angels a 6-5 lead. J.B. Shuck then scored on a passed ball. "We battled back and you give them multiple opportunities and youre going to pay for it," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Thats just the name of it right there. You just cant give these guys a lot of opportunities." In six-plus innings, Chicago starter Dylan Axelrod allowed six runs and seven hits. Axelrod (0-3) left after Gillaspies error in the seventh. "The whole game, I felt really good. Its just an unfortunate thing that they got some runs in the third. Thats the frustrating part, where you feel great out there and still give up some runs," Axelrod said. "I cant be that disappointed in my effort because I felt I executed pretty well and they just happened to score." Scioscia, meanwhile, saw his offence score seven runs and his bullpen finish off a needed win, both of which are some of "the components that you need to start to build momentum." "It feels good to get this one and move onto tomorrow," he said. NOTES: Scioscia was asked Friday if owner Arte Moreno needed to give him a public vote of confidence and said "not for what I do. Not for my benefit." Los Angeles entered Friday having lost five of its last seven, fueling speculation about the job security of the Angels manager, whos in his 14th season. ... White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham took 100 swings off a tee before Fridays game. Beckham is on the disabled list after breaking his left hamate bone April 9 in Washington and having surgery on April 16. ... Angels infielder Erick Aybar was not in the lineup after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring Thursday in Houston. Scioscia said Aybar and reliever Scott Downs, who injured his right foot Thursday, are both day-to-day. Cheap Ray Ban Online . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. Wholesale Ray Ban Free Shipping . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. http://www.cheapraybanchina.com/ . -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg. Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell will feed off their different Ryder Cup disappointments as they attempt to reel in Swedens Alex Noren in the final round of the British Masters.Noren, who is chasing a third European Tour title of the season, carded a third round of 65 at The Grove to finish 16 under par, three shots clear of halfway leader Richard Bland.Peter Hanson, Tommy Fleetwood, Bernd Wiesberger and Richard Sterne were all on 12 under par, with Westwood and Germanys Marcel Siem a shot further back and McDowell another stroke adrift.Former world No. 1 Westwood feels he let down good friend and Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke after failing to win any of his three matches as Europe suffered their heaviest defeat for 35 years at Hazeltine.The 43-year-old then missed the cut in last weeks Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, thanks largely to a second round of 82 at Kingsbarns, but carded a flawless 67 on Saturday to remain in contention for a 24th European Tour victory.You have to be able to forget stuff and move on, Westwood said. You can only try your hardest and if thats not good enough you move on to the next tournament and try to do well from there.I played well today and gave myself lots of chances, but you have to stay patient. You look at this course and think, I can shoot really loww here, but if you dont treat it right and lose patience you can make bogeys quite easily. Ray Ban Cyber Monday 2019. I didnt make a bogey, which was nice, and it was a good, solid, professional performance all round.McDowell failed to qualify for the Ryder Cup and was overlooked for a wild card, but made himself watch the action on TV to boost his motivation to make the team in 2018.I made myself watch it because I love it, but also because I wanted it to hurt, McDowell, who won back-to-back French Open titles at 2018 venue Le Golf National, said after a 67 marred by a three-putt bogey on the 18th.I needed to watch those guys and realise I want to be one of them again. I still believe I am a top-10 player in the world and I have to start working like that, acting like that and trusting in my game.Bland, who is seeking a first European Tour title at the 395th attempt, quickly doubled his overnight lead thanks to birdies on the first two holes, but dropped his first shot of the week on the fourth after finding sand off the tee.Noren drew level with a birdie on the sixth and moved in front with another on the 10th, before three more in the last four holes stretched his advantage. ' ' ' 
MIAMI -- The Marlins have placed left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain. Wholesale Custom Phillies Shirts .Marlins manager Don Mattingly says the injury doesnt really sound that serious but that the team wants to be careful.The move, announced Monday, was retroactive to July 21. Right-hander Jarred Cosart was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans and started Monday nights 4-0 loss against?Philadelphia.Chens injury originated before the All-Star break. He hoped the time off would help him recover, but then he experienced more soreness during a start at Philadelphia last Wednesday.Chen is 5-4 with a 4.99 ERA in 19 starts. Cheap Custom Phillies Jersey . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. Cheap Phillies Jerseys . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. http://www.customphilliesjersey.com/ . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night.Surrey Storm will begin the defence of their Vitality Superleague title against Severn Stars, one of three new franchises for the 2017 season. A new 10-team Superleague will encompass 18 rounds of fixtures, with each team playing each other on a home and away basis and, as winners of the last two Grand Finals, Surrey will have their sights set on a third successive crown. Superleague Fixtures - Round One Hertfordshire Mavericks v Team Northumbria February 17 Celtic Dragons v Team Bath February 18 Loughborough Lightning v Manchester Thunder February 18 Surrey Storm v Severn Stars February 18 Sirens v Wasps February 21 They will begin on February 18 at Surrey Sports Park against new franchise the Stars, a joint venture between the universities of Gloucestershire and Worcester who have brought in former Surrey goal attack/shooter Pamela Cookey as director of netball after her retirement. Storm claim third straight crown Surrey beat Manchester Thunder to claim Superleague honours The two other new franchises will meet on the opening weekend of fixtures, with Scottish Sirens hosting Wasps at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow in the final match of the weekend (February 21), while the first fixture of the opening round will see last years beaten semi-finalists Hertfordshire Mavericks host Team Northumbria on February 17.Completing the opening round will be Celtic Dragons against Team Bath and Loughborough Lightning against last years beaten finalists Manchester Thunder. Highlights from the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final as Surrey Storm beat Manchester Thunder Round Two will encompass all 10 teams playing on the same day at Birminghams Genting Arena - last years Super Saturday becoming the Super Ten on Saturday February 25 with a repeat of last years final between Thunder and Storm the highlight. Superleague Fixtures - Round Two (Super Ten) Loughborough Lightning v Severn Stars 12pm Sirens v Celtic Dragons 2pm Team Northumbria v Wasps 4pm Surrey Storm v Manchester Thunder 6pm Hertfordshire Mavericks v Team Bath 8pm 2017 promises to be the most exciting season of Superleague yet and with Wasps (Ricoh Arena) and Sirens (Emirates Arena) playing their home games at fantastic new venues, Loughborough and Manchester are also taking a selection of home games to the Leicester Arena and Belle Vue respectivelyLondons Copper Box Arena will also host the hugely successful London Live when Surrey Storm and Hertfordshire Mavericks renew their rivalry on Saturday March 11, and the pair will be in the capital again when the same venue hosts the return on Saturday April 29.The regular season finishes with fixtures on June 1 and 3 before finals weekend where the two semi-final matches will take place on Saturday June 10 and the 3rd place match and Grand Final on June 11. 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CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta almost certainly wont win a second straight NL Cy Young Award. Discount Custom Jerseys . He likely wont be the No. 1 or 2 postseason pitcher for the loaded Chicago Cubs, either.Arrieta showed Friday he can still dominate. And he figures its because hes stopped trying so hard.Arrieta struck out 10 in seven innings and the Cubs beat the sloppy St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 for their 98th victory, the most since they last played in the World Series in 1945. Chicago clinched home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.A lot of the time more effort creates some inconsistencies in my delivery, Arrieta said. Trying to do more than I have to. I had several outs today where I took my foot off the gas and I was at 60-70 percent and got nice, easy groundballs to second base or shortstop.Manager Joe Maddon said Arrieta looked familiar when he struck out the side on 11 pitches in the first inning, a reference to his 22-win 2015 season that included a 1.77 ERA. Arrieta said competitiveness and stubbornness have been the reasons his walks, hits and runs are up from a year ago.Weve been hyper-critical of him all year based on what he did last year, Maddon said. But to his credit, I think hes handled that very well.With veteran Miguel Montero back catching him, Arrieta (18-7) allowed five hits and walked one. Anthony Rizzo had three hits and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs as the Cubs tied a team record with their 56th home win.Chicago scored four runs in the first inning off Mike Leake (9-11) and dropped the Cardinals 1 1/2 games behind the Mets and a half-game behind the Giants for the two NL wild-card berths.Pedro Strop came off the disabled list to work the eighth, and Travis Wood and Carl Edwards Jr. finished the five-hitter.Rizzo, Zobrist and Chris Coghlan drove in runs in the first off Leake, who lasted 3 1/3 innings and is winless in four starts since recovering from shingles.I couldnt locate early. I was slightly erratic, Leake said. I just started out on the wrong foot.Leake allowed another run on one of two wild pitches. Cardinals gaffes included Kolten Wong face-planting into the turf chasing Rizzos first-inning double and Matt Adams getting picked off first.Leake gave up five runs, seven hits and three walks. Manager Mike Matheny used six relievers.The Cardinals are hoping to return to Wrigley Field in two weeks. But that requires earning one of the two wild-card berths and then winning the single-elimination game for a spot in the division series.Zobrists fourth-inning groundout added another run for Chicago (98-55), which has won four straight.The Cubs have so much depth as they seek their first World Series title since 1908 that Arrieta is likely the No. 3 playoff starter behind Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks.But Arrieta feels if he can control his effort, hell be at his best come October.I dont give up many hits, Arrieta said. So if I can keep guys off base via the walk, Im going to be in a pretty good spot.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: LF Matt Holliday (broken right thumb) took batting practice off RHP Mike Mayers before the game. He blistered a couple balls, Matheny said. It was exciting to see. Holliday will likely have another BP session before hes activated. ... SS Aledmys Diaz (arm fatigue) was out of the lineup.Cubs: Strop (knee, groin) worked around a leadoff walk in his first appearance since Aug. 10. Once he settled in and the slider became his pitch again, he felt at home, Maddon said.GROOMSMAN STRIKES OUTArrieta and Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter were college teammates at TCU. Arrieta was Carpenters wedding groomsman. Yet Carpenter cant solve his friend. 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The teams decision to swap Daniil Kvyat with Verstappen was the major pre-weekend talking point but the Dutchman justified their faith in him in abundance, smashing Formula 1 records as he kept Kimi Raikkonen at bay in Barcelona.I think hes already marked himself out as a superstar of the future and justified the faith Red Bull has shown in him. What he has clearly got is an ability to perform under pressure, Horner told Sky Sports News. When Kimi Raikkonen was following him, never once did he put a wheel wrong or brake a lock-up. Hes incredibly calm under pressure. Simon Lazenby has the story of the controversial decision by Red Bull to swap Daniil Kvyat for Max Verstappen. Verstappens maiden F1 victory was also Red Bulls first in two years and the former world champions are expected to perform strongly again in two weeks time at a Monaco circuit which should suit their car.To score his first victory now, becoming the youngest grand prix victor on his debut for the team is fairytale stuff, added Horner. I suspect hes going to get stronger when he gets more experienced, more familiar in the car. His confidence will grow.The win required Verstappen to eke out 32 laps on the medium compound, but the 18-year-old had no problems with the unfancied two-stop strategy, and his mentality impressed Horner.Brundle: Verstappen F1s new beginningI think the biggest aspect of his weekend has been his calmness, he explained. Were all getting tense when theres five laps to go, because the tyres were at the end of their life and hes got Kimi breathing down his neck with what looked like obvious advantages. 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Horner could only offer his sympathy to Daniel Ricciardo, who was leading the race before Red Bull brought him into the pits in an attempt to counter the threat of Ferraris Sebastian Vettel.Verstappen, meanwhile, has a long way to go if he his to match four-time world champion Vettel, but his career seems to be following a similar trend already having made the jump from Toro Rosso to winning races so quickly.And thats not where the early comparisons end, according to his new team boss.Verstappen: The power of youthIts quite uncanny really because theres an awful lot of similarities to when Sebastian joined the team, Horner added. Mechanics were telling me that even the way he gets in the car is similar. Same side, the way he pulls his knee up to get into the chassis, and so on.But hes his own man as well. Hes a very together young man, youd never have thought he was 18. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. 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South Sydney have extended Newcastles miserable club record to 17 straight losses, thrashing the Knights 34-12 at Hunter Stadium on Sunday. Custom Senators Jerseys .Rabbitohs half-back Adam Reynolds, who overcame a stomach bug to play, was back to his devastating best, pulling the strings on four South Sydney tries, while fullback Greg Inglis produced a candidate for four-pointer of the season when he touched down millimetres inside the dead-ball line to open the scoring.Conversely the only highlight for the Knights came when Jake Mamo produced a brilliant individual try late on to set up a farewell conversion for retiring back-rower Jeremy Smith.But it was too little to late for the Knights who were out-muscled and out-classed.I think the whole team has been building, Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire said when asked about Reynolds.The forwards have been putting a platform for him to be able to kick off the back of it.The little areas of his game have continued to grow. After the Origin period he has come back and I can see hes a better player for that experience.The Knights, who as well as farewelling 36-year-old Smith were celebrating the clubs Old Boys Day, had every reason to be up for the clash in front of 15,212 vocal fans.But it was Souths who jumped out of the blocks, Inglis latching onto a deft Reynolds grubber just inside the dead-ball line to score.The kick had bamboozled young Knights winger Cory Denniss and despite two other Knights in the area, Inglis got there first, touching down in mid front-flip.Souths cruised to a 16-0 halftime lead, thanks to Inglis and fellow tryscorers Alex Johnston and Cody Walker.After the break it looked like more of the same when Aaron Gray muscled his way through some poor Knights defence to make it 22-0.But 10 minutes later the Knights were on the board after debutant Dylan Phythian jumped in at dummy-half and reached out to score.The momentum was short lived, however, with South Sydney star Sam Burgess crossing next to the posts after he somehow managed to swivel out of a Sione Matautia tackle.Alex Johnston completed the rout when he touched down in the corner to make it 34-6 in the 65th minute.The loss means Newcastle now own the seventh-longest league losing streak of all time and the longest of the NRL era. 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The schools new athletic director is just intent on doing his part to make sure they dont happen again.Rhoades was formally introduced Monday by Baylor, a program reeling from allegations that it didnt properly handle sexual assault claims against some football players.There are just certain things that we wont tolerate and moving forward, you know, everybody will be on that same page, Rhoades said. And when I say everybody, thats the university, thats the athletics department, thats our coaches, our student-athletes. Everyone.His introduction came on the first day of Big 12 football media days, and a day before interim president David Garland and two Baylor regents make a presentation to the leagues board of directors and answer questions. That board, made up of league presidents and chancellors, could possibly levy sanctions against Baylor.Garland said Baylor officials will tell board members all they know from the external independent review by the Pepper Hamilton law firm that accused football coaches and staff of interfering with investigations into sexual assault complaints against players, and even impeding potential criminal proceedings.Big 12 board members already have a copy of the 13-page findings of fact prepared by Pepper Hamilton, the only written report about the investigation. Baylor regents were also given a more extensive oral report.Rhoades, who wont start full-time at Baylor until Aug. 15, said the best thing is for the school to be transparent and forthright.I want a culture where we understand that there is no one entity, anything bigger than Baylor University itself, Rhoades said.At least three lawsuits have been brought against Baylor by women who claim the school was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault and didnt enforce federal gender discrimination protections undder Title IX. Custom Senators Jersey China. hen Baylor released the Pepper Hamilton report in May, football coach Art Briles was immediately suspended and was gone a month later after reaching a mutual agreement with the school. Baylor president Ken Starr was demoted and AD Ian McCaw later resigned.Sexual violence is a topic throughout our country and it certainly happens on other campuses, and this is an opportunity for Baylor University, and certainly the athletics department, to be a leader in how we deal and handle sexual violence, Rhoades said. Ive got three unbelievably beautiful daughters that I love, and if you ask whats your motivation, theres my motivation.Rhoades then pointed out his daughters, ranging in age from 18 to 22, sitting in the front row.The 50-year-old Rhoades had been Missouris athletic director for 15 months. Before that, he was AD for nearly six years at Houston, where he hired former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman as head coach of the Cougars. He was the athletic director at Akron from 2005-09 and worked in the athletic departments at UTEP, Marquette and Yale.Much has been written about my motivations for coming to Waco. Let me be clear: This is an opportunity, he said. An opportunity to help lead one of the worlds leading Christian universities in our familiar Texas. A state where we came to love many, many years ago. A state where my grandfather, my hero, was born and raised.Garland called Rhoades a relationship builder who cares about people campus-wide and strives to know them.Im confident that hes going to build the kind of partnerships that we need to make the improvements that Baylor is committed to make, Garland said. Mack is a man of faith and he believes in and is excited about the mission of Baylor University that is 170 years old. ' ' ' 
SAN DIEGO -- Steve Fisher gave quite the halftime speech to his San Diego State Aztecs on Wednesday night, some 48 hours after they were embarrassed by No. Wholesale Custom Bulls Shirts . 14 Gonzaga.Leading San Diego Christian by 14, Fisher told his players that their forced effort reminded him of kickball in third period gym class when he was a teacher and coach at Rich East High in Park Forest, Illinois.Then, he jokingly asked the two 13-year-old honorary coaches if they had tennis shoes because he was going to need to put one of them in due to a shrinking number of healthy players.The Aztecs came out looser in the second half and ran off to an 81-58 victory, with Jeremy Hemsley scoring 23 points and Trey Kell adding 19.They were trying to shake off a 21-point loss at Gonzaga on Monday night.One young freshman said, `Coach, this is forced fun. I said, `It looks like its forced fun. Youre feeling sorry for yourself about the whipping we took on Monday and you cant do that, Fisher said, recounting his halftime talk.I thought the second half was far from perfect but I liked the pop in our step and we played with a little more, `Im really glad to be here, rather than, `Do I have to be here?Zylan Cheatham and Dakarai Allen scored 15 points each for the Aztecs (2-1), who improved to 7-0 against the Hawks.This was an exhibition for San Diego Christian, an NAIA team from suburban Santee. Isaiah Milan scored 19 for the Hawks and Luis Salgado had 12.San Diego State jumped to a 14-2 lead against the Hawks. Hemsley scored seven points in the opening run, including a 3-pointer and a dunk on an alley-oop pass from Kell. The Aztecs led by three with six minutes left before going on a 15-4 run to close the half for a 37-23 lead. Kell had a 3-pointer and Hemsley had two buckets.It was a good game to get the bad taste out of our mouth but we still remembered what happened, Hemsley said. That game isnt something we can hang our heads on. It happened and we have to move on from it and get better.San Diego Christian, an NAIA school from suburban Santee, was playing its first game since its bus was involved in a fiery fatal crash early Sunday on the way home from a game at Cal State Bakersfield. The team was OK but the driver of the car that rear-ended the bus was killed. The car caught fire, which spread to the bus and destroyed the teams road uniforms and personal belongings.The Hawks wore a set of alternate jerseys.Coach Edgar Mendez said there was no thought about rescheduling this game.I think we needed something back to basketball. That was more important, he said. This brought us back to the game that we love. And Im hoping it took some of that thought away from all of our guys. Its been a couple of days where thats all weve been talking about.BIG PICTURESan Diego Christian: After Sunday mornings accident in San Bernardino County, the Hawks had to wait for a replacement bus to arrive. They got back to campus at 5:30 a.m.San Diego State: The Aztecs were once again without 6-foot-10 forward Malik Pope, who has a knee injury, Ben Perez (back), and two other injured players. Matt Shrigley (ankle) could have played in an emergency. Guard Emmanuel Wilson, who made the team last season through open tryouts, made his season debut. Allen shook off a leg injury and returned in the second half. When he went out, the Aztecs had only five healthy scholarship players.UP NEXTSan Diego Christian plays at Chapman on Saturday.San Diego State plays California in Sacramento on Monday night. Bulls Jerseys China . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Custom Bulls Jersey China . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. http://www.custombullsjersey.com/custom-john-paxson-jersey-large-73t.html . Having already announced that the race will start May 9 with three stages in Northern Ireland and Ireland and finish in Trieste on June 1, the rest of the route was unveiled Monday.Sunderland have made an £11m bid for West Ham forward Diafra Sakho, according to Sky sources. Sam Allardyce is looking to strengthen the Sunderland squad after narrowly avoiding the drop last season and knows Sakho well from his time as Hammers boss. Sakho was signed by Allardyce from Metz in the summer of 2014 and was the top scorer for the Londoners the following season with 12 goals in 26 games.He was not as prolific last term, finishing with seven Premier League goals after missing time between November and March due to a thigh injury. Custom Bulls Jerseys. .The 26-year-old Senegal international may be available this summer for the right price, as West Ham are in the market themselves and have put in bids for several strikers. Also See: Bain appointed Sunderland CEO Borini back in Italy fold Sunderland season review Unity has pulled us through ' ' ' 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Wholesale Custom Bulls Shirts . -- Florida State has had its share of struggles in Atlantic Coast Conference play. On Friday night, the Seminoles took advantage of Boston Colleges timely visit for their most-complete game of the season.The 20th-ranked Seminoles grabbed the early lead and cruised to a 45-7 victory.Florida State has had to play from behind a lot in conference play. In their previous six conference games it had scored first only once and had trailed by double digits in five.That is why coach Jimbo Fisher said it felt weird for his team to be in control early against the Eagles.We need to play from ahead and finish and we did all of those things (on Friday), Fisher said.The Seminoles (7-3, 4-3 ACC, No. 18 CFP) took control by scoring on their first two drives and led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. They had been outscored 31-3 in the first 15 minutes in the previous five games.A 6-yard TD reception by Auden Tate marked the first time FSU had scored on its opening drive since Sept. 24 at South Florida.Dalvin Cook and Deondre Francois paced the offense. Cook rushed for 108 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown and Francois tied a season high with three touchdown passes.Cook became only the second Seminoles back to go over 100 yards in 15 meetings against the Eagles and the first since Ricky Williams had 109 yards in 1980. He also joined Clemsons Wayne Gallman as the only ACC backs to go over the century mark against the Eagles this season.They were getting wore down from our passing game that we could see the long runs starting to come, especially the touchdown, Cook said.Francois completed nine of his first 11 passes and finished 16 of 24 for 183 yards. The freshman suffered a bruised shoulder late in the third quarter and did not return.The Eagles (4-6, 1-5) had three first downs on their first two drives before having nine straight three-and-outs and not getting another first down until midway through the fourth quarter. They averted a shutout with 3:21 remaining in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Richard Wilson. The only other bright spot was a pair of sacks by Harold Landry, which gives him 11 for the season.We werent able to move the ball which caused our defense to stay on the field too long, Boston College coach Steve Addazio said. We play a lot of good teams which will make us better in the long run. We just need to find a way to get momentum.CLOSING IN ON RECORDCook appeared like he was going to pass Warrick Dunn as Florida States career rushing leader, but Fisher decided to rest Cook in the fourth quarter with the Seminoles up 35-0.The junior needs 19 yards to break Dunns mark of 3,959 yardsIt is going to be nice when I do it regardless. The feeling is going to be there to hold that record, Cook said.Cook said he talked to Dunn before the Oct. 29 game against Clemson, but none of the discussions were about the record.Fisher said that he knew Cook was close to the record, but did not want to risk injury.POLL IMPLICATIONSFlorida State dropped a spot after last Saturdays come-from-behind victory at North Carolina State, but it should go up a couple spots after its most convincing victory of the season.THE TAKEAWAYBoston College: This is the first time since 2003 the Eagles have faced three ranked teams in a season. Based on the results, they might be hoping it doesnt happen anytime soon. No. 3 Clemson, No. 5 Louisville and 20th-ranked FSU outscored the Eagles 153-24.Florida State: Quarterback Sean Maguire was able to get in on Senior Night and threw a pair of touchdowns. Maguire went into preseason practices as the starter but suffered a broken foot the first week. I was extremely happy, said Fisher of Maguire. He goes in and performs every time he goes in with a lot of heart and a lot of toughness.UP NEXTBoston College: The Eagles step outside of conference play to host Connecticut. This will be the first meeting between the two Northeast schools since 2004.Florida State: The Seminoles close out the ACC portion of their schedule at Syracuse. 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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Jake Hubenak threw for 248 yards and a touchdown and Myles Garrett had 4 1/2 sacks to help No. 23 Texas A&M get back on track with a 23-10 win over UTSA on Saturday.The Aggies (8-3) were in need of a victory after consecutive losses to Mississippi State and Mississippi ruined their shot at the College Football Playoff.The Roadrunners cut the lead to 3 points early in the second quarter after a one-handed touchdown grab by Josh Stewart. The Aggies then scored the next 13 points, capped by a 47 yard run by Trayveon Williams to make it 23-7 in the third quarter.There was a lot of good and a lot of bad, Texas A&M receiver Josh Reynolds said. Theres still a lot of things that we can fix, but ultimately we were moving the ball and scoring.UTSA (5-6) was led by Jared Johnson, who threw for 186 yards and a touchdown.Garrett was finally healthy after missing two games and being limited in several others because of a high ankle sprain. Garrett finished with eight tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble. Instead of limping as he has been in recent weeks, Garrett was harassing UTSAs two quarterbacks all game.He further showed his ankle is fine when he batted down a pass in the second quarter and celebrated with a spirited dance. He had another big play in the fourth quarter when he sacked Johnson to force a fumble, which A&M recovered.You can see the difference, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. Hes a dominant player when hes 100 percent.Garrett has 8 1/2 sacks this season to give him 32 1/2 for his career, making him the eighth player in Southeeastern Conference history with at least 30 career sacks. Custom Bulls T-shirts. They are phenomenal at the defensive end position, UTSA coach Frank Wilson said. We tried to do various things to keep them off balance, and assist with blocking with tight ends, but there were a couple of times where Myles Garrett and the other defensive end were able to get beyond us and were disruptive.Reynolds caught a 16-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and finished with 93 yards receiving. Williams had 11 carries for 80 yards to leave him 44 yards shy of becoming the first true freshman at the school to rush for 1,000 yards.THE TAKEAWAYUTSA: The Roadrunners, who have had a football team only since 2011, showed theyve made a lot of progress by keeping things close. But in the end they just arent yet on the level to deal with the size and speed of a team like Texas A&M.TEXAS A&M: The Aggies did what they were supposed to do against a lesser opponent, but Hubenak and the offense will need to be sharper when they return to SEC play next week.Hes been effective for what weve asked him to do, Sumlin said. His biggest characteristic right now is hes finding the playmakers.UP NEXTUTSA: The Roadrunners will look to become bowl eligible for the first time when they host Charlotte on Saturday.TEXAS A&M: The Aggies face a quick turnaround, wrapping up the regular season Thursday night when they host No. 16 LSU.---More AP college football http://collegefootball.ap.org ' ' ' 
Eighteen teams have assembled in Seattle, Washington, to compete for the greatest prize pool in esports history. Custom Dave Concepcion Jersey . The sixth annual International will host the best of the best in Dota 2, and over the course of two weeks, the pool will be whittled down until only one team is left standing to claim the $8 million prize.Its no secret that this years International is anyones game, more so than almost any year before it. The worldwide scene has been strengthened by the addition of the majors, and ranking these teams was a task. Heres our breakdown of where the teams stand on the eve of TI6.1. OGThere is little doubt that OG is at the height of its game. Coming off the teams second major win of the year at Manila, this squad has stuck it out through thick and thin, and has come out a year later as the favorite for the top spot. Both Johan n0tail Sundstein and Amer Miracle- Barqawi have excelled in core positions, but every player on this team is a threat, from supports to captain and cores.2. NewbeeThis top Chinese squad rarely makes an appearance outside of its homeland, usually content to keep its secrets close domestically. This is one of the few squads who can reliably take games off every other team in Seattle. With a veteran like Wong Chuan Hock Chuan on the roster, and Hu Kaka Luangzhi in the captains seat, Newbee will be looking to be the first team to take home the Aegis twice. With the fast, dominant Dota 2 its been playing and the results it puts up at every international event, it would be no surprise to see the team in the grand finals.3. Team LiquidLiquid seems to be the Dota equivalent of always a bridesmaid, never a bride. The European pros have looked strong in every showing, always coming within inches of the title just to be knocked out in the grand finals. Still, this many second-place finishes could mean the team comes into Seattle with a chip on its shoulder. Jesse JerAx Vainikka has become one of the best four-roles in the game, captain and drafter Kuro KuroKy Salehi Takhasomi can work wonders in the pick/bans, and core Lasse MATUMBAMAN Urpalainens wide pool and brutally effective Lycan forces teams to ban or deal with the character. Team Liquid may have been spurned before, but now its primed and ready.4. Wings GamingWings has become the team to watch, and gradually, the team to beat. A lackluster showing at Manila might have shaken the faithful a little, but a promising run through the Chinese qualifiers and a win at The Summit 5 reassured the worried. On the back of incredible players like Chu Shadow Zeyu and the massive hero pools of every player on the team, Wings are the most likely to shake up the meta and knock off complacent contenders.5. MVP.PhoenixMVP.Phoenix will always perform at LANs. The South Korean squad has been holding onto the title of underdog throughout the year, putting up solid finishes at tournament after tournament. A year ago, the story was MVPs miraculous run through TI5. This year, with dual cores Pyo MP No-a and Kim QO Seon-yeob, and an aggressive, consistent playstyle and the rankings this team has put up? MVP could be looking much higher than the middle of the pack.6. LGD GamingAnother Chinese squad that hasnt been as prevalent on the international stage, LGD has shown it can hang with the best with a fourth place finish in Manila. Theres no doubt that Zhang xiao8 Ning, captain of LGD, has the experience and draft know-how to lead the team into a solid placing, and the team will need to put up more solid performances if it wants to ascend beyond the upper-middle of the pool. Right now, this lineup has the talent and intelligence, but needs an extra push to make the breakout performance it needs.7. Natus VincereComing off its first LAN win of the year at the StarLadder grand finals, NaVi is riding high. The fresh, aggressive lineup has come into its own over the course of the year, centered around longtime NaVi mid laner Danil Dendi Ishutin. With former players and new faces on the team, this might actually be the year for fans to exclaim NaVi is back. Natus Vincere is still a dark horse, but perhaps the most promising bet you could make for an upset run for the top.8. Team SecretThe reformed Team Secret, with Kanishka BuLba Sosale in the offlane, put on quite a performance at the recent StarLadder finals. That, combined with a strong run through the EU qualifiers, is enough to at least quiet naysayers who might point to the teams rough outing in Manila. Artour Arteezy Babaev has looked particularly impressive, using his mid lane Mirana to great effect, but once again, eyes are on Jacky EternaLEnVy Mao to match tempo with Babaev.9. Evil GeniusesClinton Fear Loomis slid back into the carry role with ease, and Saahil UNiVeRsE Arora has fit back in quite naturally with his former teammates. The biggest question remains, though, if this team can get back into TI-shape. A good showing at StarLadder helped ease worries, but the boys in blue are still working uphill against negative expectations. EG wont enter TI with as impressive a resume as last years, but dont count them out either.10. Vici Gaming RebornA few weeks ago, VGR could have been much higher on the list, but a variety of factors have made its standing headed into TI6 a little more shaky. Chief among these issues are the visa problems that have been plaguing Vicis offlaner, Zhou Yang Haiyang. A crucial cog in Reborns machine, Yangs appearance in Seattle is still up in the air. Vici Gaming Reborn has put up impressive performances against the likes of Wings and NaVi, but inconsistency and outside issues could lead to a rough tournament.11. FnaticThe crowd-favorites of SEA are difficult to gauge going into any tournament. The teams results vary, from a solid third place at StarLadder to a seventh/eighth at ESL One Frankfurt, and then back to beating teams like MVP.Phoenix. Look to Yeik MidOne Zheng Nai, who has been a huge playmaker for Fnatic in recent series, to make the big wins happen and pull Fnatic ahead of the pack.12. Digital ChaosIts a testament to the quality of the overall Dota 2 scene that Digital Chaos sits at this spot on our rankings. An American team that has more than a few victories under its belt, DC sports impressive talent and some big potential for upsets. The greatest stumbling block for this team will be in consistency. Digital Chaos can be a real competitor at The International, but finding its stride will be paramount to making it far in the main event.13. TnC GamingThis qualifier squad had an impressive run through the SEA region, taking the top spot over Fnatic to advance straight to The International. TnC is impressive, but also untested. This squad has little experience outside of the SEA region, and will have the most tape to study and prep for.14. AllianceDespite being the same squad that took TI3, this reunited Alliance team cant seem to find good footing. Each majors showing for Alliance has been rough, and despite all the right players being in the right place, a mixture of outplays and coordination issues have frequently led to disappointing results. If the crew can pull it together, a solid run at TI6 could be possible -- but as it stands now, thats a tall order.15. Escape GamingThe most promising of the four wild-card teams, Escape, has some heavy-hitting talent on its side that could put it over for securing a spot at the main event. Adrian Era Kryeziu and the rest are no strangers to competing with the best, and Escape could make a dent in the bracket if it makes it out of the wild-card competition.16. EHOMELike most other Chinese teams, EHOME has little stats to back it up outside of its own region. Despite a fourth place finish at the Frankfurt Major, EHOME fell much lower in the major in Shanghai and failed to qualify for Manila. These five players have competed and played with some of the best in China. In group stage of The International? It gets harder to see EHOME making a solid push into the bracket.17. ComplexityThe American hope in the wild card qualifiers has a rough road ahead. After a tough showing in Manila and a 1-2 exit in ESL One Frankfurt, Complexity has struggled to find the push that put it in fourth at Epicenter. The team recently recruited the help of Alan Nahaz Bester to coach, and cores Rasmus Chessie Blomdin and Linus Limmp Blomdin have had some impressive showings recently. Its a tough road, but Complexity has the tools to make it if everything aligns perfectly.18. ExecrationThe last team on our list has the toughest road ahead, with little international experience and little to show in the way of quality wins. But bigger runs have been built on less at The International, where less tape on a team could mean a significant advantage going in. Theres little reason to suspect it might happen, but its always a joy to be proven wrong and see a team make a name for itself on the big stage in Seattle. Custom Tony Perez Jersey . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. Pete Rose Jersey Large . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. 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He had two more birdies on the front nine, and had four in a row to start the back nine in a light rain. Needing to go only 2 under over his last five holes, he missed birdie putts inside 10 feet at 15 and 17. He saved par on the last with a 25-footer after an errant drive and a shot that hit into the trees and ended up in a bare spot short and right of the green. "How about just pleased?" he said, when asked to rate the round. "Im very happy I was able to post that. I just kept thinking, whatever lead I had, Lets just keep increasing it. Its at seven now, I believe. So thats not too bad after two days." The 61 -- matching his career best at the 1999 Byron Nelson, 2005 Buick Open and on the same Firestone course back in 2000 -- left him at 13-under 127. Defending champion Keegan Bradley and Chris Wood, playing the tournament for the first time, were tied for second. They each shot 68. Bradley finished well before Woods, but was asked if it was disheartening to take the lead and then have Woods retake it after the opening two holes. "Tiger, those first couple holes out there are definitely birdie holes, so Id expect him to do that," Bradley said. "You know, I hope he doesnt go too low." Sorry, Keegan. Woods, a four-time winner this year, needed only 22 putts, eight fewer than he had Thursday in an opening 66. He hit 10
FORT COLLINS, Colo. Custom Ivan Rodriguez Jersey . -- Collin Hill completed 21 of 27 passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start to lead Colorado State to a 47-21 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday.Hill also finished with 56 yards rushing with a touchdown. Marvin Kinsey Jr. led the Rams (2-1) with 97 yards on the ground and Michael Gallup, Olabisi Johnson, Elroy Masters Jr., and Robert Ruiz each caught scoring passes.Hill had three of his five total TDs in the first quarter, including two passing and a 51-yard run. He added his second pair of scoring passes in the second and Wyatt Bryan kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal for a 38-0 Rams lead at halftime.Northern Colorado (2-1) finally got on the board in the third with a pair of Kyle Sloter touchdown passes. Slotter finished with 318 yards passing.The teams combined for 980 yards of offense and 53 first downs. Cheap Custom Rangers Jersey .Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Authentic Custom Rangers Jersey . The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. http://www.custommlbrangersjersey.com/ . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long.Lewis Hamilton has revealed he held a conversation of pure respect with Nico Rosberg in the Monaco paddock a week after their Spanish GP collision. While Rosberg refused to divulge whether the pair had held talks after crashing out in Barcelona when he faced the media during a terse and spiky press conference, the F1 world champion disclosed during his press briefing that the pair held amicable and respectful talks on Wednesday.We stood and spoke to each other today and there are no problems, Hamilton said. In the past there would have been tension but now it was pure respect. I said l still have respect for you and he said the same. I guess we are just getting old!While the detail of the incident continues to divide opinion within the paddock, Hamilton says there was no need for the two Mercedes drivers to discuss the incident in depth.We know what happened and we know how we felt, he said. All you need to know is that the respect is still there. The pair had clashed on track before in their time as team-mates, most famously at the 2014 Belgian GP, but the Barcelona collision was the first time they had taken each other out of a race.Stewards ruled neither driver warranted punishment for the crash and Hamilton acknowledged there were likely to be further incidents in the future - although is mindful of the fact that the outcome cannot be so damaging for the team again. When is the Monaco GP onn Sky? F1s showpiece race is live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend It was a racing incident and there will be many close racing incidents like that, he told Sky Sports News HQ. Ivan Rodriguez Jersey Large. There will be many racing incidents throughout our racing career together - particularly when you are fighting that close.Im not changing my approach, Nicos not changing his, so we are going to just keep going. Of course, we are conscious we dont want to have the same result as we did in the last one. But these things you learn from. The spectacular Barcelona crash raised fresh questions about whether Mercedes could afford to retain the sometimes combustible Hamilton-Rosberg partnership beyond this season. Although Hamilton is in the first season of a new three-year deal, Rosbergs contract is due to expire at the end of 2016.Monaco GP talking pointsBut, amid the likelihood that the German will stay on, Hamilton says he sees no need for a change to be made.Its a solid team, he told SSNHQ. Apart from the last race, its generally a very solid team. I think up until then we had done a pretty awesome job with the team considering the circumstances of being so tense. So theres no reason to have to change. Also See: Monaco GP talking points When is Monaco on Sky F1? Get tickets to Silverstone Sky F1: Every race live in 2016 ' ' ' 
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