his last win on June 8 at Philadelphia. | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » GENERAL » General Discussion
cx12345678 Mar 6
MOSCOW -- Russian athletes including the womens pole vault world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva, have visited an air base in Syria that Russia uses to target Islamic State fighters. John Brown Jersey .Isinbayeva, who won gold at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics but like most Russian track and field athletes was banned from competing in Rio, led a group of Russian athletes to the Hemeimeem base in the government-controlled part of Syria.Russian television on Monday showed footage of Isinbayeva, dressed in a white T-shirt, leading a morning workout for several dozen soldiers, doing sit-ups with the troops and climbing a rope.Isinbayeva, who this month retired from competition and won election to the International Olympic Committee as an athletes representative, said she was proud to be at the base to boost the troops morale.Everything here fills me with patriotism and pride, she said.The pole vaulter, who spent the night in the area, said she and other Russian athletes were not disturbed by the roar of Russian jets taking off from the base on bombing missions.Every time a fighter jet took off, it was like a lullaby we had been waiting for to put us to sleep, she said.Russia, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been bombing IS militants and supporting Assads offensive for nearly a year now.Several Russian athletes, including wrestler Soslan Ramonov, planted trees at the air base.Its a big honor for me, said Ramonov, a wrestler who won gold at Rio in the 65-kilogram mens freestyle event. Ive planted a tree for the first time in my life, hopefully not the last time. Kurt Warner Jersey . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. Josh Mauro Jersey . "Thank you for the warm welcome," Beckham said on an 80-degree February morning. In this case, it was soccer weather. The sport moved a step closer to returning to South Florida on Wednesday, when Beckham confirmed he has exercised his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in Miami. http:///...adrian-wilson-jersey . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. CHICAGO -- Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigleys Fields left bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night.Jason Hammel (10-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in seven innings. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect eighth, and Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 ninth -- striking out Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia -- in his Cubs debut.Baez went deep on a full-count pitch against Anthony Ranaudo (1-1) to chase the right-hander in his White Sox debut.Ranaudo didnt allow a hit until Kris Bryants solo homer with one out in the sixth tie the score 1-1. Bryants 26th homer matched his total last season when he was NL Rookie of the Year.After Ben Zobrists RBI double in the eighth, Russell followed two hitters later with his 12th homer to help the Cubs end a two-game slide and snap the White Soxs four-game winning streak.Ranaudo allowed three runs and two hits -- both homers -- in 6 2/3 innings and smacked an opposite-field homer in the fifth for his first major league hit to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead.Chapman had 20 saves in 21 chances this season with the Yankees before the Cubs acquired the hard-throwing lefty on Monday for a package of prospects.The 6-foot-7 Ranaudo, acquired from Texas on May 12, was 5-3 with 3.20 ERA at Triple-A Charlotte in 13 starts. In two games with the Rangers this season, the 26-year-old righty was 1-0, but had a 17.18 ERA and walked eight -- including five in a May 10 game against the White Sox.He was better than that in his 10th major league start and 14th appearance.The White Sox beat the Cubs 5-4 and 3-0 in the first two games of the crosstown series. The fourth game is Thursday night.Ranaudos homer was the first by a White Sox pitcher since Mark Buehrle went deep on June 14, 2009, at Milwaukee.CLEAR SALE-INGWhite Sox manager Robin Ventura expects nothing unusual when ace Chris Sale starts the finale of the crosstown series with the Cubs on Thursday night after serving a ffive-game suspension for destroying the White Sox 1976 vintage uniforms and being scratched minutes before his last scheduled start on Saturday. Antoine Bethea Jersey. I think its going to be fine, Ventura said. Players always have their teammates backs, and thats no different with our clubhouse.Pitching coach Don Cooper offered unequivocal support for Sale.Hes a passionate guy about a lot of different things, Cooper said. Weve seen examples of that before, but I know him to be a good kid and Im looking for him to get back and move on and keep going.SETTING UPWith Chapmans arrival, former Cubs finisher Hector Rondon figures to shift to a set-up role.I think this opens him up to just pitching and not trying to throw 97 on edges all the time and really being concerned about making a mistake, manager Joe Maddon said. I think this going to free him up a little bit.TRAINERS ROOMWhite Sox: 2B Brett Lawrie (strained left hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22. INF Carlos Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. ... LHP Carlos Rodon (sprained left wrist) threw a side session Wednesday that went well, Ventura said. He could possibly start Sunday against the Twins or Tuesday against the Tigers.Cubs: Maddon said OF Jorge Soler (left hamstring), currently on a rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa, is on the verge of coming back.UP NEXTWhite Sox: LHP Sale (14-3, 3.18) tries for a third time to become the majors first 15-game winner. After reaching 14 wins on July 2 at Houston, Sale gave up eight runs in a loss to Atlanta in his final game before the All-Star break. In his only start after the break, he tossed eight innings of one-hit ball at Seattle -- and exited with a 3-0 lead -- but closer David Robertson allowed four runs the in the ninth.Cubs: RHP John Lackey (7-7, 3.79) has dropped five straight decisions since his last win on June 8 at Philadelphia. In his last six starts, Lackey has a 6.38 ERA. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '