Gibbons, a former Mets player and minor league manager, was named Thursday as one of | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
cx888 May 16
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. Wholesale China Jerseys . A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:- CHAPECO, Brazil -- Six players, one goalie coach and a handful of support staff are all that is left of the Chapecoense soccer club after a plane crash in Colombia killed 71 people, including 19 members of the team. While those who are left struggle with tremendous loss and try to comfort families of the victims, they are also thinking about how to rebuild the team -- which they say fallen members would have wanted.- LONDON -- Someday, somehow, soccer will likely return at Chapecoense. Through the grieving and after the funerals of the 19 team members who died in a plane crash, soccer will probably be played again, just as it was at Manchester United and Torino following similar tragedies.- NASSAU, Bahamas -- Tiger Woods knows all but two players in the 18-man field at the Hero World Challenge. How many really know the Woods they grew up watching? Eight players werent even on the PGA Tour when he last won a major.- IRVING, Texas -- Negotiators for baseball players and owners work to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, a day before their current deal is set to expire.- Its been a magical season for the Dallas Cowboys, with a franchise-record 10 straight wins since an opening loss. Yet earlier in the schedule, it was the Vikings who had the NFCs best record, 5-0. They are 6-5 now and in danger of missing the postseason as they host Dallas on Thursday night.- The trophies could be the only prizes for the winners in several games during championship weekend. Those titles dont automatically come with playoff spots and in some cases the wrong winner could ruin things for a conference.- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conferences two stingiest defenses will take the field Saturday for Alabama and Florida in the league championship game. Thats no coincidence.- Clemsons Dabo Swinney and Virginia Techs Justin Fuente will be on opposite sidelines in Saturdays ACC Championship game, but that was almost not the case. Fuente was a finalist in 2011 when Swinney was looking for a new offensive coordinator.- KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- P.J. Flecks enthusiasm can become exhausting after a while, but theres no doubt that the players and fans have bought into it, and thats part of the reason Western Michigan is undefeated.- Two notable mens college basketball games: No. 15 Purdue at No. 14 Louisville (7 p.m.) and No. 3 North Carolina at No. 13 Indiana (9 p.m.). China Jerseys NFL . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars. Jerseys From China http://www.chinanfljerseysauthentic.com/ . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Esmil Rogers is turning into quite a starter for the Toronto Blue Jays. In his third start after opening the season as a reliever for the Blue Jays, the right-hander was as good as Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish in a 3-1 victory Thursday night. Both starters allowed only one run over seven innings, and the Blue Jays got the tiebreaking hit in the eighth when Edwin Encarnacion had a two-run double. "He was tremendous, he really was. You could kind of see that building," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Rogers. "Hes really taken to it." And the Blue Jays could have easily skipped Rogers (2-2), who was supposed to start Wednesday nights game at the Chicago White Sox that was postponed because of inclement weather. Instead, they just pushed back the entire rotation. "They give me that confidence," Rogers said. "Yesterday after the game, we sat down at my locker and they talked to me, that Id pitch tomorrow. I just went back to my room and thought about how I pitched the last time I pitched against the Rangers and let me go on the attack." Casey Janssen worked a perfect ninth for his 14th save. The slumping Rangers wasted another solid outing by Darvish, who has made five consecutive starts without a victory. "Im not amazed," Darvish said through his interpreter. "This is baseball. Anything can happen." Darvish allowed only three hits and walked two, but threw 110 pitches to get through seven innings. Since his last victory May 16 against Detroit, Darvish lost 1-0 to Oakland and has now gone four games in a row without getting a decision. The right-hander has a 2.08 ERA with 41 strikeouts in those 34 2-3 innings over those five games, but the Rangers have scored only seven runs for him in that same span -- and four of those runs came in the same game. "Some games you get a lot of run support. Others you dont," he said. "Im not really surprised by it." Nelson Cruz homered for the Rangers (38-28), who have lost three in a row at home. They have dropped eight of 12 overall, falling out of first place in the AL West and two games behind Oakland. The Athletics (41-27), who play four games in Texas next week, have won 21 of their last 26 games. They capped a three-game series sweep of the New York Yankees with a 3-2 win in 18 innings earlier Thurssday. Discount NFL Authentic Jerseys. . Neal Cotts (2-1) replaced Darvish to start the eighth, when Emilio Bonifacio reached on a throwing error by Gold Glove third baseman Adrian Beltre. Munenori Kawasaki had a sac bunt before Tanner Scheppers, the second reliever, walked Jose Bautista before the double to left-centre by Encarnacion broke the 1-all tie. "Yeah, big hit," Gibbons said. "Joses big at-bat before that and (Bonifacio) getting it started and a nice sac bunt, we played well." Rangers centre fielder Leonys Martin made a diving attempt to catch the game-deciding hit. He was fully extended when the ball went under his glove. Martin sprained his left wrist after his gloved hand rolled awkwardly when he hit the ground. The Rangers said X-rays were negative, and said he was day to day with a mild sprain. "Just hurts a little bit, but I dont think its too serious," Martin said through a translator. "I had to run a lot and unfortunately, it was a great hit and I didnt get it." After Cruz homered in the second, Toronto got even in the third, when Bonifacio had a leadoff single. Bonifacio then stole second, sliding headfirst with his hand stretched out to the base just ahead of the tag. Manager Ron Washington came out to discuss the call with second-base umpire Paul Schrieber -- television replays showed the ump got the call right. Bonifacio scored on a single by Melky Cabrera. Darvish retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced after that, including the last 10. Rogers also retired 10 in a row around the same stretch, a streak that ended when Cruz had a two-out single in the seventh. But Rogers quickly got the third out and had thrown his last pitch when the Blue Jays went ahead. He had pitched 3 1-3 innings his first start, and then allow one run in four innings against the Rangers last weekend. "Im awful proud to get the opportunity," Rogers said. "It doesnt matter where Im going to be, Im going to do my best everywhere." Notes: Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, a former Mets player and minor league manager, was named Thursday as one of the AL coaches for the All-Star game next month at Citi Field in New York. ... Toronto had double plays to end each of the first two innings, including right fielder Bautista doubling off Chris McGuiness at first base in the second. ' ' '