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For Aidy Boothroyd the frustration is still raw. Eleven months on Of the semi-finalists here England’s squad accumulated half as many top-flight minutes for their respective clubs last season. The Germany side who thrashed England 4-0 in the 2009 edition of this tournament contained six players who went on to win the World Cup in Brazil three years ago. In contrast Stuart Pearce’s side, containing Lee Cattermole and Adam Johnson, have since won a combined number of little more than 100 caps. But, whisper it, a new breed of young English player appears to be emerging despite their lack of opportunities. No one epitomises that more than the Swansea defender Alfie Mawson who sat alongside Boothroyd at the pre-match press conference here and was not afraid to admit his ambition is to captain the senior side one day, despite never having represented his country until a few months ago. “I want to be a player in five or six years’ time that young players can come to me and ask for advice,” he said. “That’s the image I want to give off. “If I can instil that in people’s minds now, it will create better images when I get to be a captain Justin Faulk Authentic Jersey one day. If that ever meant becoming a captain at national level, that would be a dream come true. At the moment I’ve got to try to get past the finish line in this competition and you don’t know what’s going to happen in a couple of years. I take it in my stride, keep going and keep going and hopefully at the end of the week we’ve got another titlefrom England’s semi-final defeat by Italy at the European Under-19 Championship, the manager sacked by Northampton Town in December 2013 with his side rooted to the bottom of the Football League will watch his Under-21 team face Germany in the Silesian city of Tychy for a place in Europe’s most prestigious youth tournament. Since that 2-1 loss in Mannheim last July England’s age-group sides have embarked on a remarkable run of 17 wins from the 20 matches they have played in tournaments, the only defeat coming in a shootout in the final of the European Under-17 Championship against Spain last month. That was followed just over a fortnight ago by a first global success since 1966 and all that when many of the players in Boothroyd’s charge last year became Under-20 world champions in South Korea by beating Venezuela after an inspirational comeback against Italy in the semi-final. Six Germany players who could http://www.officialauthenticsaintsstore.com/Nike-Garrett-Grayson-Jersey.html threaten England’s Euro Under-21 hopes Read more Now, with a meeting with England’s bête noire on the horizon, the man who watched the Euro 96 semi-final in Baildon Woodbottom working men’s club in Shipley while Stefan Kuntz, his opposite number in the dugout on Tuesday night, was scoring the equalising goal against Terry Venables’s team at Wembley, is desperate to make his own piece of history. “If someone said to me after the match, if we’ve lost: ‘Well done for getting to the semi-final,’ I won’t like that,” Boothroyd said. “This is the sort of issue that we have. In order for us to be better, we’ve got to go and win these games. You’ve got to make these opportunities count.” He added: “The Germans, the Spanish, any team that has been successful, if you look at their track record, if you delve into their history, they have won these tournaments. The age groups, from 16 to 21, the teams winning those go on to win the senior tournaments – that’s a fact. The problem we have is that we get players to a certain ceiling and then they can’t get into Premier League teams because other players are bought. That’s a problem, but we can’t do too much Carlos Dunlap Womens Jersey about thatWith Everton’s new £30m goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, behind them and Mawson forming a formidable partnership with a rejuvenated Calum Chambers at the centre of a defence who have conceded only one goal, England can confidently approach the meeting with Germany. Boothroyd will hope late fitness tests for Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Redmond of Southampton will allow two of his most experienced players to feature, with the former more unlikely, although in Will Hughes and Tammy Abraham he has more than able deputies. The only stumbling block appears to be what to expect from their opponents, who were disappointing in their final group match against Italy but would be dangerous to underestimate at the business end of any tournament. Boothroyd embraced the inevitable questions about shootouts in the knowledge his players have been practising feverishly behind closed doors since meeting up at the end of May. Kuntz, who scored the fifth penalty in the Euro 96 victory over England decided by a shootout, admitted his side had made no such plans but was wary of taking anything for granted. “We have followed the last success of England’s youth teams with the Under-20s becoming world champions and the Under-17s reaching the final,” he said. “England http://www.authenticducksstore.com/julius-nattinen-jersey_c-434.html have done a good job with their youth players so we know it will be a very difficult game for us
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Cracksman, the joint-favourite for Saturday’s Irish Derby, is in need of a jockey after the news that Frankie Dettori will remain on the sidelines for at least another fortnight. The Italian, who missed out on partnering five winners at Royal Ascot last week, has Brett Connolly Womens Jersey been told to take plenty of rest in the cause of mending the shoulder he broke in a pre-race fall at Yarmouth two weeks ago. Racing news and tips: James Fanshawe takes aim at Northumberland Plate Read more “I’m afraid he won’t be back until July-meeting week at the earliest,” Dettori’s manager, Peter Burrell, said. That means the 46-year-old will also miss the Eclipse at Sandown a week on Saturday. He has reportedly flown home to Sardinia in the hope that some sun will help speed his recovery. As a result Cracksman will definitely have a new jockey at The Curragh on Saturday. The son of Frankel has been partnered by Dettori in both his starts this year, including when beaten a length in the Derby, and was ridden once last year by Rab Havlin, who is currently banned by the French authorities. Cracksman’s connections, the trainer John Gosden and the owner Anthony Oppenheimer, were meeting at Gosden’s Clarehaven stables in Newmarket on Monday night to discuss a replacement for Dettori. Speculation has centred on Pat Smullen, who won last year’s Irish Derby on http://www.officialcapitalsauthentic.com/Brooks_Orpik_JerseyHarzand and also rode the 2004 winner, Grey Swallow. Smullen, who picked up three rides for Gosden during Royal Ascot, said he has no existing commitments to ride in Saturday’s Classic, so he would at least be free if Gosden and Oppenheimer plumped for him. Smullen’s main employer, Dermot Weld, has two horses currently entered in the Irish Derby but neither is expected to run. Cracksman is on offer at no bigger than 5-2, the same price as Wings Of Eagles, who finished so powerfully to beat him at Epsom. Cliffs Of Moher, runner-up that day, is expected to miss the Curragh race in favour of the Eclipse. André Fabre’s Waldgeist is next in the betting at 4-1 with Capri on 12-1. Unsettled weather could have a major impact on that betting and indeed on running plans as well, since up to 20mm of rain was forecast to hit The Curragh last night, with a similar amount forecast on Wednesday. That http://www.officialblazershop.com/authentic-3-cj-mccollum-jersey.html could be a problem for Wings Of Eagles, whose two weakest efforts came on the softest ground he has encountered. In October, he trailed Waldgeist by seven lengths in a French Group One on soft going. Advertisement Harbour Law’s fine effort to be third in last week’s Gold Cup has proved costly as the four-year-old damaged a tendon in the process and will not race again this year. “We were so excited after the race as he ran so well,” his Epsom-based trainer, Laura Mongan, said. “It’s so frustrating but we’ll get him back. He tried his heart out. Maybe the ground was a bit quick for him. It’s a tendon injury, it’s not too serious but it just needs time. “We went from a massive high on Thursday because he’d run such a good race to an incredible low on Friday. We’ll look after him, he’s only young and he’s lightly raced, so he’ll come back.” A three-year deal for sponsorship of the St Leger has been agreed between Doncaster racecourse and William Hill, who will take over backing the race this year from their rivals Ladbrokes. The news is a somewhat ironic outcome to the bitter ending of Ladbrokes’ time at Doncaster, which became a casualty last year of racing’s Authorised Betting Partner scheme. As Ladbrokes never became an ABP, they were prevented from extending their existing deals and therefore quit as sponsors of the Leger and the World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. William Amos Youth Jersey Hill were never an ABP either but the scheme ended when the government’s new betting levy came into force in April. This is the first deal struck with a major bookmaker since then
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Novak Djokovic says he and Andre Agassi will resume their coaching relationship this weekend in time for Wimbledon and “will stay as long as I stay in Dwight Freeney Authentic Jerseythe tournament”. The American first joined Djokovic at the French Open, leaving after only three matches, but the Serb insisted on the eve of his debut at Eastbourne: “Getting to know him in Paris, I can see how much he cares about the game, how much he knows the game. It was very interesting to hear what he sees with things moving forward, to improve and try to get back on the level desired. How long it’s going to take, I don’t know. I still like playing. So as long as it’s like that, I will keep on going.” It was curious he thought it necessary to say that but part of the damage he and Agassi have to repair is the bruise left by the humiliation of the player’s meltdown in the third set of his quarter-final against Dominic Thiem. “Dominic just played a great match,” Djokovic said on Monday. “Especially from the beginning of the second set. I completely lost my rhythm and confidence on the court in the third.” Djokovic revealed he went home to Serbia – rather than his residence in Monte Carlo – “to reconnect” after the trauma of that defeat, which was one of the biggest shocks of the season. If he can reconnect with Agassi in any meaningful way, we might yet set the re-emergence of the old Djokovic at Wimbledon, the tournament he values above all others. Heather Watson beat Dominika Cibulkova, the defending champion, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round at Eastbourne but the British No2 Kyle Edmund was knocked out by the American Donald Young, losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. He was joined in leaving the tournament by Naomi Broady, who was beaten 6-2, 6-7 (7), 6-1 by the Czech world No44 Kristyna Pliskova. Novak Djokovic’s peace mission may have neutered killer instinct – McEnroe Read more It is the latest defeat in a poor run of form for Edmund, who was beaten in the http://www.officialwinnipegjets.com/Adidas-Mark-Stuart-Jersey first round at Queen’s by the teenage Canadian Denis Shapovalov, and who has last 13 of the past 16 matches he has played on grass courts. Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne tournament because of an abdominal injury, a day after winning her first title since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack. Organisers of the Aegon International confirmed Kvitova’s withdrawal on Monday, a week before the start of Wimbledon. She won the Wimbledon title in 2011 and 2014. Kvitova won the grass-court Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday by beating Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final. Marcus Willis stayed on course for a return to Wimbledon after winning his first qualifier on Monday. The 26-year-old from Slough won six matches to reach the Championships last year, before meeting the seven-time champion Roger Federer in the second round. Advertisement That day Willis delighted the Centre Court crowd with some audacious shot-making, and even elicited the odd smile and nod of appreciation from the Swiss player, as he went down to a 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 defeat. A year on, and three miles down the road at Roehampton, Willis – having thus far missed out on a Wimbledon wildcard – took on Slovakia’s Andrej Martin http://www.officialsstlouisblues.com/Adidas-Chris-Pronger-Jersey in the first qualifying round. Willis has halved his world ranking to 387, but was still facing a player 241 places higher. Nevertheless, in front of around 150 spectators – including his baby daughter Martha – he ran out an impressive 7-5, 7-5 winner. He took the first set in 25 minutes, throwing in the trademark lob which famously foxed Federer, before breaking his opponent in the 11th game. Willis repeated the trick in the second set, breaking Martin to love before serving out to secure another higher-ranked scalp. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage Read more The victory set up an all-British match with Liam Broady, who beat the Canadian Frank Dancevic 6-2, 6-3, in the second qualifying round. The winner will then face one further qualifying match to reach the Championships, which beginon Monday. “I’m happy to get the win,” said Willis afterwards. “It’s great having a home crowd and people cheering for you. “I’m not putting any pressure on myself. It feels different to last year. I’m happy to be here again but after what I did last year doing less could be disappointing I was disappointed not to get a wildcard but I’m determined to get through. “I’ve played Liam a few Joe Barksdale Jersey times, I’ve won a few and lost a few. He’s a very good player. I know what he is going to bring and he knows what I am going to bring. It will be a chess match tomorrow
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The British tennis player Heather Watson has spoken out against online abuse she has received over her weight Logan Stanley Authentic Jersey and appearance and urged other women to “feel comfortable in their own skin”. Watson, 25, won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon last year but received abuse after she lost in the first round of the singles having failed to convert three match points against the German player Annika Beck. In an interview with the Radio Times, published on Tuesday, Watson, who became the first British woman to win a title at the All England Club for almost 30 years, sent a defiant message to her online critics. Speaking before this year’s tournament, the qualifiers for which began on Monday, she said: “We aren’t celebrities who have people on hand to do makeup all the time. I actually love wearing sports clothes, having my hair tied up in a bun, not wearing makeup, and I think more girls should feel comfortable in their own skin and not have to cover themselves in makeup all the time. I do love putting on makeup but you don’t have to wear it every single day and you don’t have to change your body to look like pictures you see on the internet.” Heather Watson hits out at internet trolls after Wimbledon defeat Read more After the gruelling three-set match against Beck, Watson likened Twitter to a form of “self-punishment”. But there have long been concerns about the extent of anxiety about body image on the women’s tour, even http://www.officialwinnipegjets.com/Adidas-Mark-Scheifele-Jersey before the age of social media. While much of the online abuse has been blamed on gamblers who have betted on matches and lost, when it comes to sexism the culprits are not just anonymous trolls. In 2010, the BBC apologised when the tennis commentator David Mercer suggested Watson’s friend, Laura Robson, could do with losing “a little puppy fat”. The corporation apologised three years later when John Inverdale said the newly crowned Wimbledon singles champion Marion Bartoli was “never going to be a looker”. In another example of the treatment afforded to female players, Canada’s Eugenie Bourchard was asked to “give us a twirl” during an on-court interview after winning a match at the Australian Open in 2015. Despite her record-breaking career, Serena Williams, who has won 23 major singles titles, has still had to put up with constant comments about her body shape. She has long dismissed the detractors, once saying: “I could lose 20lb and I’m still going to have these knockers and I’m going to have this ass, and that’s just the way it is.” Watson, who came close to victory against Williams at Wimbledon in 2015 before the American went on to win the sixth of her seven titles at the All England Club, said http://www.atlantafalconsauthorizedstore.com/dontari-poe-jersey-elite that while she sometimes wished she looked better on court, it was not realistic in the heat of battle. She said female players were showing their strength on court and that sport “isn’t just for boys. And sport definitely isn’t about looking perfectMark Cavendish’s attempts to become the most prolific stage-winner in Tour de France history will continue this July after he was named in Team Dimension Data’s squad for the race. Chris Froome: This Tour de France route is biggest challenge of my career Read more The news, while expected, is still a gamble as the 32-year-old sprinter returned to training only six weeks ago, having contracted the Epstein-Barr virus earlier this year. Best known as the cause of glandular fever, the virus has effectively wiped out the first half of his season, although Cavendish did claim a second place in the final stage of the Tour of Slovenia this month. The sprinter is on 30 Tour de France stage wins, four behind the record holder, Eddy Merckx. “After being asked about it for what seems like forever, I’m delighted to have been selected for @LeTour with these fine @TeamDiData lads,” Cavendish said in a tweet. Also included in Duke Riley Authentic Jersey the South African-based team’s lineup are English pair Steve Cummings and Scott Thwaites, who will be making his Tour debut. Cummings is another rider who has missed much of this season, having broken his collarbone, scapula and sternum in a serious crash in April, but the 36-year-old made a remarkable return at last week’s National Road Championships, claiming a rare time trial and road race double
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England’s women cricketers have stepped back from social media to focus on the World Cup after consulting the Scooter Gennett Womens Jersey gold-medal winning GB hockey team, who made the same decision during the Rio Olympics. A number of England’s cricketers were scarred from comments they received on Twitter during defeat to Australia in the one-off Ashes Test in 2015. As the first women’s Test to be broadcast on Sky, they were subject to more criticism and abuse than they had previously experienced. When the topic of a social media exile arose during chats with members of the GB women’s hockey team, most decided to come off Twitter, though some are still active on Instagram. Heather Knight the first of four run-outs as India shock England in opener Read more Despite some irritation within the ECB that the hiatus comes during a home tournament, when interest in women’s cricket globally and domestically is at its highest, Mark Robinson said the break, discussed at length by the team on their tour of the UAE in April, is player led and that he backed it. “I probably would but I’m the wrong era – I’m a 50-year-old bloke who has never been on Twitter,” the England coach said. “What we do know is that if you are doing social media, you need to be able to take http://www.authenticmilwaukeebrewers.com/Travis-Shaw-Jersey the good and bad. You need to be tough enough if somebody is going to criticise you. There is an argument to say why would you put yourself out there and make yourself vulnerable but we’ve left it to the players to make that decision.” Alex Danson, one of the hockey players consulted, warned last year that: “You read something on Twitter and it can destroy you or inflate you too much. Coming off social media was the best decision we made.” Over the winter an unnamed England cricketer was knocked back after receiving abuse over social media for the first time. Last month, the England captain, Heather Knight, responded to a tweet from a user who asked “Why is a woman commenting on men’s cricket?” when it was announced she would be appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Test Match Special. Knight tweeted: “See if I can fit it in between my cooking and hoovering.” Advertisement Robinson was keen to stress http://www.authenticsandiegopadres.com/Tony-Gwynn-Jersey the social media break does not mean players are being sheltered: “The girls aren’t hiding away. They want to engage with supporters. It is about committing as much as you can for three weeks, mentally and physically.” Lauren Winfield will miss Tuesday’s game against Pakistan at Leicester as she continues her recovery from the wrist injury that kept her out of the defeat to India. She will see a specialist before the third match, against Sri Lanka at Taunton on Sunday, when decision on her further participation in the tournament will be made. The wicketkeeper Amy Jones is on standby. Knight believes England can draw inspiration from the Pakistan men’s team, who were beaten by India in their opening ICC Champions Trophy match but then went on to win the tournament. “It wasn’t the way we wanted to start but Pakistan started in a similar way in the Champions Trophy and they did pretty well,” Knight said. “The India defeat won’t change the way we approach the game against Pakistan on Tuesday. It keeps us honest but it’s about how we react nowSpeaking before this year’s tournament, the qualifiers for which began on Monday, she said: “We aren’t celebrities who have people on hand to do makeup all the time. I actually love wearing sports Authentic Trevor Cahill Womens Jersey clothes, having my hair tied up in a bun, not wearing makeup, and I think more girls should feel comfortable in their own skin and not have to cover themselves in makeup all the time. I do love putting on makeup but you don’t have to wear it every single day and you don’t have to change your body to look like pictures you see on the internet.” Heather Watson hits out at internet trolls after Wimbledon defeat Read more After the gruelling three-set match against Beck, Watson likened Twitter to a form of “self-punishment”. But there have long been concerns about the extent of anxiety about body image on the women’s tour, even before the age of social media. While much of the online abuse has been blamed on gamblers who have betted on matches and lost, when it comes to sexism the culprits are not just anonymous trolls. In 2010, the BBC apologised when the tennis commentator David Mercer suggested Watson’s friend, Laura Robson, could do with losing “a little puppy fat”. The corporation apologised three years later when John Inverdale said the newly crowned Wimbledon singles champion Marion Bartoli was “never going to be a looker”. In another example of the treatment afforded to female players, Canada’s Eugenie http://www.authenticbuffalosabres.com/authentic-dale-hawerchuk-jersey Bourchard was asked to “give us a twirl” during an on-court interview after winning a match at the Australian Open in 2015
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Cracksman is on offer at no bigger than 5-2, the same price as Wings Of Eagles, who finished so powerfully to beat him at Epsom. Cliffs Of Moher, runner-up Grant Hill Youth Jersey that day, is expected to miss the Curragh race in favour of the Eclipse. André Fabre’s Waldgeist is next in the betting at 4-1 with Capri on 12-1. Unsettled weather could have a major impact on that betting and indeed on running plans as well, since up to 20mm of rain was forecast to hit The Curragh last night, with a similar amount forecast on Wednesday. That could be a problem for Wings Of Eagles, whose two weakest efforts came on the softest ground he has encountered. In October, he trailed Waldgeist by seven lengths in a French Group One on soft going. Advertisement Harbour Law’s fine effort to be third in last week’s Gold Cup has proved costly as the four-year-old damaged a tendon in the process and will not race again this year. “We were so excited after the race as he ran so well,” his Epsom-based trainer, Laura Mongan, said. “It’s so frustrating but we’ll get him back. He tried his heart out. Maybe the ground was a bit quick for him. It’s a tendon injury, it’s not too serious but it just needs time. “We went from a massive high on Thursday because he’d run such a good race to an incredible low on Friday. We’ll look after him, he’s only young and he’s lightly http://www.officialmagicstoreonline.com/Jason_Williams_Jerseyraced, so he’ll come back.” A three-year deal for sponsorship of the St Leger has been agreed between Doncaster racecourse and William Hill, who will take over backing the race this year from their rivals Ladbrokes. The news is a somewhat ironic outcome to the bitter ending of Ladbrokes’ time at Doncaster, which became a casualty last year of racing’s Authorised Betting Partner scheme. As Ladbrokes never became an ABP, they were prevented from extending their existing deals and therefore quit as sponsors of the Leger and the World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. William Hill were never an ABP either but the scheme ended when the government’s new betting levy came into force in April. This is the first deal struck with a major bookmaker since thenDespite her record-breaking career, Serena Williams, who has won 23 major singles titles, has still had to put up with constant comments about her body shape. She has long dismissed the detractors, once saying: “I could lose 20lb and I’m still going to have these knockers and I’m going to have this ass, and that’s just the way it is.” Watson, who came close to victory against Williams at Wimbledon in 2015 before the American went on to win the sixth of her seven titles at the All England Club, said http://www.officialathleticshop.com/authentic-62-sean-doolittle-jersey.html that while she sometimes wished she looked better on court, it was not realistic in the heat of battle. She said female players were showing their strength on court and that sport “isn’t just for boys. And sport definitely isn’t about looking perfectMark Cavendish’s attempts to become the most prolific stage-winner in Tour de France history will continue this July after he was named in Team Dimension Data’s squad for the race. Chris Froome: This Tour de France route is biggest challenge of my career Read more The news, while expected, is still a gamble as the 32-year-old sprinter returned to training only six weeks ago, having contracted the Epstein-Barr virus earlier this year. Best known as the cause of glandular fever, the virus has effectively wiped out the first half of his season, although Cavendish did claim a second place in the final stage of the Tour of Slovenia this month. The sprinter is on 30 Tour de France stage wins, four behind the record holder, Eddy Merckx. “After being asked about it for what seems like forever, I’m delighted to have been selected for @LeTour with these fine @TeamDiData lads,” Cavendish said in a tweet. Also included in the South African-based team’s lineup are English pair Steve Cummings and Scott Thwaites, who will be making his Tour debut. Cummings is another rider who has missed much of this season, having broken his collarbone, scapula and sternum in a serious crash in April, but Sonny Gray Womens Jersey the 36-year-old made a remarkable return at last week’s National Road Championships, claiming a rare time trial and road race double
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Alex Danson, one of the hockey players consulted, warned last year that: “You read something on http://www.jetsofficialsonline.com/Bryce_Petty_Jersey_Cheap Twitter and it can destroy you or inflate you too much. Coming off social media was the best decision we made.” Over the winter an unnamed England cricketer was knocked back after receiving abuse over social media for the first time. Last month, the England captain, Heather Knight, responded to a tweet from a user who asked “Why is a woman commenting on men’s cricket?” when it was announced she would be appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Test Match Special. Knight tweeted: “See if I can fit it in between my cooking and hoovering.” Advertisement Robinson was keen to stress the social media break does not mean players are being sheltered: “The girls aren’t hiding away. They want to engage with supporters. It is about committing as much as you can for three weeks, mentally and physically.” Lauren Winfield will miss Tuesday’s game against Pakistan at Leicester as she continues her recovery from the wrist injury that kept her out of the defeat to India. She will see a specialist before the third match, against Sri Lanka at Taunton on Sunday, when decision on her further participation in the tournament will be made. The wicketkeeper Amy Jones is on standby. Knight believes England can draw inspiration from the Pakistan men’s team, who were beaten by India in their opening ICC Champions Trophy match but then went on to win the tournament. “It wasn’t the way we wanted to start but Pakistan started in a similar way in the Champions Trophy and they did pretty well,” Knight said. “The India defeat won’t change the way we approach the game against Pakistan on Tuesday. It keeps us honest but it’s about how we react Deacon Jones Authentic Jersey nowPetra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne tournament because of an abdominal injury, a day after winning her first title since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack. Organisers of the Aegon International confirmed Kvitova’s withdrawal on Monday, a week before the start of Wimbledon. She won the Wimbledon title in 2011 and 2014. Kvitova won the grass-court Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday by beating Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final. Marcus Willis stayed on course for a return to Wimbledon after winning his first qualifier on Monday. The 26-year-old from Slough won six matches to reach the Championships last year, before meeting the seven-time champion Roger Federer in the second round. Advertisement That day Willis delighted the Centre Court crowd with some audacious shot-making, and even elicited the odd smile and nod of appreciation from the Swiss player, as he went down to a 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 defeat. A year on, and three miles down the road at Roehampton, Willis – having thus far missed out on a Wimbledon wildcard – took on Slovakia’s Andrej Martin http://www.authenticflyerstore.com/authentic-34-chris-conner-jersey.html in the first qualifying round. Willis has halved his world ranking to 387, but was still facing a player 241 places higher. Nevertheless, in front of around 150 spectators – including his baby daughter Martha – he ran out an impressive 7-5, 7-5 winner. He took the first set in 25 minutes, throwing in the trademark lob which famously foxed Federer, before breaking his opponent in the 11th game. Willis repeated the trick in the second set, breaking Martin to love before serving out to secure another higher-ranked scalp. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian's sport coverage Read more The victory set up an all-British match with Liam Broady, who beat the Canadian Frank Dancevic 6-2, 6-3, in the second qualifying round. The winner will then face one further qualifying match to reach the Championships, which beginon Monday. “I’m happy to get the win,” said Willis afterwards. “It’s great having a home crowd and people cheering for you. “I’m not putting any pressure on myself. It feels different to last year. I’m happy to be here again but after what I did last year doing less could be Eddie Murray Womens Jersey disappointing I was disappointed not to get a wildcard but I’m determined to get through. “I’ve played Liam a few times, I’ve won a few and lost a few. He’s a very good player. I know what he is going to bring and he knows what I am going to bring. It will be a chess match tomorrow
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Boothroyd Amos Youth Jersey puts great store in moments of catharsis and inspiration. There was another, more vital one of these at half‑time against Slovakia in Kielce last week, with England’s Under-21s smoking and juddering on the launchpad and in danger of failing to get off the ground at all in this Uefa Championship. Paul Simpson on top of the world and tips England Under-21s for glory Read more At which point things “got a little bit heated in the dressing room”, in Alfie Mawson’s words, although this time Boothroyd’s role was not as board-kicker or wall-puncher (Boothroyd once broke a hand punching a wall at Northampton Town, something he tells Calvin should be done no more than twice a season to retain its impact). In Kielce, England’s head coach was instead the voice of calm reason, taking the heat out of the room, and most importantly tweaking his team. Jacob Murphy, a forward with nine league goals for Norwich City last season, came on at right-back and set up the equaliser almost immediately. Fast-forward a week and England’s prized and cosseted juniors, managed by a coach whose last club job ended in the sack with Northampton Town bottom of League Two, are on the verge of a semi‑final against Germany on Tuesday night. It is also a case of Boothroyd redux. For England’s likable, quackish, maligned head coach http://www.authentichurricanestore.com/johnmichael-liles-jersey_c-440.html this represents a moment of quiet but no doubt keenly felt vindication. England have yet to play any of the major powers at this tournament. They have been convincing for a game and a half, culminating in the impressive 3-0 defeat of an angsty host nation in the final group game. But still, given some of the general spluttering at Boothroyd’s appointment – Hoofroyd The Board‑Kicker, latest embodiment of that old, dark, toxic strain of direct football – a first semi-final since 2009 feels like a significant moment. Advertisement “Am I teaching 19-year-old boys to hoof it 70 yards? … For the record, I have never taught an England player to drive the ball into the channels,” Boothroyd found himself drawn into announcing to the world at one press conference not long after his appointment. For some the stain of his early Football League years will remain, when Boothroyd really did aim for the corners, kick for territory and follow the teachings Jordan Staal Jersey of Charles Hughes’s coaching bible, still, bafflingly, available through the FA until quite recently. John Beck, stuck forever with the tales of the wild west Cambridge years, also showed up at the FA around the same time. And for all the talk of progress, blueprints, mimesis of whoever happens to be the current world champions, English football does still seem to be looking for its great leap forward, not just a generation of coaches entirely free of the mania of their predecessors, but a functioning style that feels like more than simply a set of buzzwords or a borrowed suit of clothes. Even now, plenty on the periphery will have been waiting for Boothroyd to fail in Poland, to have the old fault lines exposed, a coach who is nothing if not voracious, with a mania for information, methodology, fresh texts, exposed as just another hairy-back, drawn snarling out of his cave, bundled into a suit and ordered to keep shtum about POMO – positions of maximum opportunity – or second ball or the big diagonal. At which point there are two http://www.authenticchicagoblackhawks.com/authentic-brandon-mashinter-jersey?gender=Youth things worth pointing out before Germany’s brilliantly fitted and grooved future‑football juggernaut comes looming across the horizon. First, Boothroyd has managed very well at this tournament, dealing with the hand he has been dealt, reacting to weaknesses and strengths. His tweaks have been excellent, not just the shift in the second game, but the introduction of Demarai Gray, with instant, pointed results. The defence has been set up with solidity in mind, to good effect. Nathaniel Chalobah and James Ward‑Prowse in midfield have looked like players who know exactly what is expected of them. There have been some direct football stylings – useful long throws, a blocking defender in front of the keeper at set pieces – but these are just simple, effective Amos Youth Jersey tactics well used
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Lewis Hamilton has branded his Formula One world championship rival Sebastian Bobby Smith Womens Jersey Vettel a disgrace after the German deliberately drove into him at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton demanded that, if they are to clash, they should do so like “men” outside the car. Hamilton’s Mercedes was leading the race in Baku and was behind the safety car just before the restart when Vettel’s Ferrari hit him from behind. An angry Vettel, believing Hamilton had braked deliberately and sparked the collision, then drew level and swerved into the side of the British driver’s car. “Driving alongside and deliberately driving into a driver and getting away scot?free pretty much – he still came away with fourth – I think that’s a disgrace,” Hamilton said. “I think he disgraced himself today, to be honest.” Hamilton finished one place back in fifth and said: “If he wants to prove that he’s a man, I think he should do it out of the car face to face. I think driving dangerously which can put another driver at risk – luckily we were going slow – but if we were going fast it could have been a lot worse. Imagine all the young kids that are watching Formula One today and see that kind of behaviour from a four-time world champion. I think that says it all.” F1: Ricciardo wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Hamilton and Vettel clash – as it happened Daniel Ricciardo stormed through from 10th on the grid to win a dramatic and unpredictable Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas second and http://www.officialsstlouisblues.com/Adidas-Carter-Hutton-Jersey Lance Stroll third Read more Vettel insisted he had not been at fault, although the stewards gave him a 10?second stop-go penalty for dangerous driving. “It was quite obvious,” he said. “I didn’t run into the back of him on purpose. I damaged my wing, I think he had a little bit of damage as well. Nothing that would have impacted on the race. It’s just not the way to do it. I think it was very clear. In the end we’re racing as men. I don’t have a radio to him. If I get a penalty, then we should both get a penalty.” He said he had not intended to hit Hamilton when he drew alongside him. “We had a little contact, but I drove alongside him mostly to raise my hand. I did not give him the finger. I just wanted to tell him, because I can’t literally talk to him, that what he did was not right.” Hamilton strongly rejected the claim he had brake-tested the Ferrari driver. “I think it’s a misjudgment from him to blame it on the car in front,” he said. “Some people don’t like to own up to their own mistakes.” This season is the first in which the two drivers have competed in closely matched cars in Formula One and up until now their relationship has been marked by a friendly, mutual respect. With Hamilton clearly aggrieved and Vettel having extended his title lead to 14 points, that may be hard to maintain over the next 12 meetings, given Hamilton’s scathing response. “Ultimately what happened was http://www.officialwinnipegjets.com/Adidas-Logan-Stanley-Jersey disrespectful,” he said. “There are kids watching us on TV. You think a multi-time world champion would behave better than that. But we know that, when times get tough, true colours show. I really hope that kids don’t see that and think that is the right way. That is not how you drive.” Ferrari’s team principal, Maurizio Arrivabene, defended his driver. “We don’t want to get into an argument but I think I can say that some decisions that were not entirely clear never worked in favour of our team,” he said. However, the Mercedes non-executive chairman, Niki Lauda, was fiercely critical. “Vettel is a decent guy, normally,” the three-times world champion said. “This I don’t understand. He is crazy. Lewis will hit him one day. Not with the car but with the fist. If I was Lewis, I would speak to Sebastian and ask him what is wrong.” Hamilton, however, clearly felt there was no need for further explanations. “There was no reason to pull alongside me at that point it was Dontari Poe Womens Jersey clear,” he said. “We are world champions, the best in the world, we don’t just swerve to the right
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Russia fought valiantly in Kazan but the hosts could not avoid early elimination Grant Hill Youth Jersey from the Confederations Cup, losing 2-1 to Mexico, who join the Group A winners, Portugal, in the semi-finals after the European champions beat New Zealand 4-0 in St Petersburg. Needing a win to advance from their difficult group, Russia played well and took the lead with a goal by Alexander Samedov in the first half, but the experienced Mexico side equalised with Néstor Araujo before half-time and secured the victory early in the second half with a goal by Hirving Lozano after a blunder by the goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Russia had plenty of chances, but poor finishing resigned them to defeat. Several players missed clear opportunities throughout the match played in front of 41,585 at Kazan Arena. Russian players gathered in the centre of the pitch to salute fans after the final whistle and were applauded by the crowd. Mexico had a second-half goal by the defender Héctor Moreno disallowed for offside after video review. Russia were the lowest-ranked team in the eight-nation competition among continental http://www.officialathleticshop.com/authentic-62-sean-doolittle-jersey.html champions plus the World Cup winners and the host nation. Advancing from the group with Portugal, and the Gold Cup winners, Mexico, was seen as a difficult task from the start, but an opening victory against New Zealand had left Russia in position to make it to the semi-finals despite a defeat to Portugal in the second match. The opening goal came following pressure by the Russian attack in the 25th minute. After the striker Fedor Smolov struck the post with a long-range shot and Yury Zhirkov had his shot saved by Guillermo Ochoa, Russia kept possession and sent the ball back into the area, where Aleksandr Erokhin missed a chance before Samedov picked up his pass and sent a low shot into the far corner. Mexico equalised five minutes later after Héctor Herrera’s long cross into the area found Araujo near the far post. The defender headed the ball into the opposite corner, over Akinfeev. Advertisement Akinfeev made a mistake Sonny Gray Youth Jersey that led to Mexico’s second goal after a long clearance by Herrera from near the south American side’s area. The ball took a high bounce and started to fall just at the edge of Akinfeev’s box. The goalkeeper apparently was not sure if he could use his hands and ended up taking too long to commit to the ball with his feet, allowing Lozano to nip in and head it into the open net. To make matters worse for the hosts, Zhirkov was sent off for a second bookable offence with a quarter of the match to go. In St Petersburg, Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand but it came at a cost as the Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury. Cristiano Ronaldo scored Portugal’s opening goal from the penalty spot on 33 minutes after the Ipswich defender Tommy Smith bundled over Danilo Pereira following a corner. Four minutes later Bernardo http://www.officialcardinalsbaseball.com/authentic-20-lou-brock-jersey.html Silva – set to leave Monaco in a £43m deal – doubled the lead with a close-range finish from a low cross from Pereira Eliseu, but in doing so landed awkwardly on his ankle before Tom Doyle made a sliding challenge on the midfielder. He was taken off at half-time. Just before half-time, the Portugal forward André Silva lashed out at Michael Boxall after a tussle with the defender, that left him with a torn shirt – but could easily have also resulted in a red card. André Silva wrapped up the comfortable victory with a fierce angled finish on 80 minutes Mark McGwire Womens Jersey and Nani added a fourth in stoppage time
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