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Joe Marler Jersey and Nathan Hughes will also face disciplinary

Joe Marler Jersey and Nathan Hughes will also face disciplinary Eddie Jones’s plans for the autumn Tests are in danger of being severely disrupted after three of his strongest forwards were cited following the weekend’s European fixtures. England’s captain, Dylan Hartley, the prop Joe Marler and the No8 Nathan Hughes must all now attend disciplinary hearings in London on Wednesday. Nike NFL Aqib Talib Black Jersey Men's Elite: #21 Denver Broncos Pro Line Gold Collection Hartley, no stranger to judicial panels having racked up 60 weeks in suspensions during his career, has been cited for striking the head of the Clermont Auvergne prop Rabah Slimani as he cleared out a ruck in the first half of Northampton’s defeat on Saturday. The 31-year-old was sent to the sin-bin but World Rugby’s zero tolerance policy on head injuries has prompted the citing official, Scotland’s Douglas Hunter, to decide the hooker has a fresh case to answer. Adidas NHL Women's Bobby Hull Green Premier Jersey - #9 Winnipeg Jets Salute to Service The low-end entry point for striking is two weeks so, even if he were found guilty, Hartley’s chances of featuring in England’s opening Test against Argentina on 11 November remain reasonably good. He received a six-week ban in December 2016 for striking the Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien in a Champions Cup match and this latest incident has come at an awkward moment for Hartley, with Saracens’ Jamie George mounting a strong case for his England starting jersey. Marler is also back in the dock, this time for dropping a forearm on Wasps’ Will Rowlands during Harlequins’ heavy defeat in Coventry. The prop’s defence will be based on Rowlands’ apparent failure to release his leg following a tackle but his actions did not impress the Irish citing commissioner, Murray White. Both players will have their cases heard by a three-man panel comprised of England’s Jeremy Summers, Wales’s Rhian Williams and the former Scotland coach Frank Hadden. Jones will also be keeping a close eye on the outcome of Hughes’s hearing after the No8 was cited for a dangerous tackle on Harlequins’ young fly half Marcus Smith in the same match. England do not have a massive amount of cover in that position following injuries to Billy Vunipola and Jack Clifford. Hughes, voted Sunday’s man of the match, would leave a sizeable hole if he were to be sidelined as well. The Wasps man received a citing commissioner’s warning only last month for striking the neck and face of Bath’s Taulupe Faletau while carrying the ball. Neither of the two in-form Premiership alternatives, Exeter’s Sam Simmonds and Bath’s Zach Mercer, have a cap between them and Jones has hitherto shown little inclination to revert to more experienced names like Gloucester’s Ben Morgan or Simmonds’ team-mate Thomas Waldrom. In addition to Marler, Harlequins have had another forward cited following Sunday’s 41-10 defeat. The flanker Dave Ward is alleged to have struck his opposite number Thomas Young with his head in the 47th minute and will also have his case heard in London on Wednesday. Quins’ England winger Marland Yarde has been relegated to the bench for the club’s A League game against Gloucester after being dropped from the first team for Adrian Wilson Jersey poor timekeeping. Only Adrian Wilson Jersey Rooney has arguably offered an improvement on Ross Barkley, the homegrown talent whom Koeman regularly chastised last season and who almost left this summer. It will say everything about their relationship should the Adrian Wilson Jersey England international now sign the contract he rejected last term. Oumar Niasse was another player marginalised by Koeman – being told to find a new club after playing 45 minutes of the former Southampton manager’s first friendly – only to be brought in from the cold because of the dearth of forward options available at Everton. The irony of Niasse scoring the final goal of Koeman’s Everton reign will Authentic Adrian Wilson Jersey not be lost on the coach.

Real Madrid player Jersey wins men’s vote for fifth time

Real Madrid player Jersey wins men’s vote for fifth time after stellar year Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens were named Fifa men’s and women’s player of the year respectively at the governing body’s annual ‘The Best’ football awards, which took place in London on Monday night. Women's Replica Majestic Dylan Bundy White Jersey - #37 MLB Baltimore Orioles Cool Base Fashion The Real Madrid forward retained the title he won in 2016 – again finishing ahead of Lionel Messi in a vote between national team players, coaches, media and fans – meaning that he has now been named Fifa’s top male footballer five times. He took 43.16% of the total vote, reflecting a year in which he won a Champions League and La Liga double with Real Madrid, continuing to put top-class opponents to the sword with astounding regularity. His two goals against Juventus in Cardiff helped Real achieve continental supremacy for the 12th time and he had already scored a hat-trick against Atlético Madrid in the semi-finals. Youth Elite Bryan Walters White Jersey: Road #19 NFL Seattle Seahawks Nike Super Bowl XLIX Asked how long he could keep up Womens Nathan Gerbe Jersey this level of form, Ronaldo said: “I don’t know, I just enjoy the moment, the moment is great. I feel happy, I’m 32 and have won best Womens Nathan Gerbe Jersey player in the world and I’m so glad. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next year. I just try to focus on the moment.” Ronaldo acknowledged the competition provided by Messi and Neymar, who finished third in the men’s rankings, although the published voting results revealed that neither he nor Messi had deemed one another the best player of the past year. Martens, who scored three goals in Holland’s triumphant Euro 2017 campaign and won the tournament’s golden ball award, was unable to attend due to Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Norway but received her trophy from Marco van Basten while preparing with the national team. The women’s award was accompanied by some controversy, the inclusion of the little-known Venezuelan forward Deyna Castellanos causing the USA midfielder Meghan Rapinoe to criticise the shortlisting process. Rapinoe said it suggested “that Fifa doesn’t really care” and the 18-year-old Castellanos, who finished third in the final vote behind Martens and Carli Lloyd, admitted the comments had disappointed her. “It was not nice but I’m fine with that,” she said. “Everyone has their opinion. If she thinks that then I’m so grateful to Fifa because they’re looking for Womens Nathan Gerbe Jersey young talent. I’m so happy to be here and she’s one of my role models.” Ronaldo and Martens both saw their coaches win awards, Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane taking the men’s prize and the Holland manager, Sarina Wiegman, earning the women’s equivalent. Olivier Giroud’s scorpion-style finish against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day won the Puskas Award for the best goal, while Gianluigi Buffon was named best goalkeeper. Celtic were given the fan award while the former Slovacko striker Francis Koné received the fair play trophy. The ceremony was held at the London Palladium and took a suitably local theme. The Hackney-born actor Idris Elba compered while Sadiq Khan, the mayor, briefly addressed the audience before the start. Fifa’s 12-monthly gala has taken on this incarnation since last year; from 2010 until 2015 it was known as the Fifa Ballon d’Or and organised in tandem with France Football, but that arrangement subsequently ended. The fundamental problem of having to win Premier League matches without an established, experienced goalscorer will not be solved by the Dutchman’s departure. It was, Koeman explained on several occasions, a collective decision several days before the transfer deadline not to pursue expensive alternatives to Olivier Giroud who were “down the list”. Only he, however, has been punished for it. Not that there is much sympathy for Koeman among the Everton support. Their relationship was distant from the start with his Womens Nathan Gerbe Jersey longing for his former club Barcelona and even, embarrassingly, red decorations on his Christmas tree stirring criticism and the belief he viewed Everton as a short-term, lucrative chore.

Charles tells Jersey another story of winning

Charles tells Jersey another story of winning a big middle-distance In the last five miles my legs were screaming at me to stop and I was praying I wouldn’t cramp up,” admits Lucy Charles, Britain’s new iron lady, as she reflects on her shock podium finish in her first Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, last week. “I kept willing my body to keep fighting that little bit longer, kept telling it ‘you can do this; just think about getting to the next aid station, then the next’ until the finish line finally arrived.” Men's Adidas Adam Clendening Authentic Black NHL Jersey: New York Rangers #4 1917-2017 100th Anniversary At that moment Charles, a 24-year-old from Essex, lifted her arms to the sky and roared in delight – the pain and strain of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run in 30C heat giving way to dizzying exhilaration. Few had expected her to be a contender. Instead she led for much of the race and shattered her personal best to finish in 8hr 59min 48sec. Charles eventually came second to Switzerland’s Daniella Ryf, who retained Griffin Reinhart Womens Jersey the title she won in 2015 and 2016. Women's Nashville Predators #51 Austin Watson Reebok White Away Authentic NHL Jersey What makes Charles’ story so extraordinary is that until 2014 she had never ridden a racing bike. Instead her goal was to compete for Britain in the Olympics as a swimmer. She was not far away either. Not only was she talented enough to compete in the 800m trials for London 2012 alongside Rebecca Adlington but she also beat Keri-Anne Payne, who was chosen for the 10km open-water swim in London ahead of her, in the Great North swim a month before the Games. Missing out on London 2012 disheartened me. It made me want to find something different to do “The open-water swim was my best chance of making it,” she says. “There was a few other girls with a chance in the squad but we were all second best to Keri-Anne. It meant none of us got our shot of getting on the London 2012 team, which was a shame,” she says, the frustration evident. “It disheartened me. I thought: ‘What’s the likelihood that in four years’ time the exact same thing is going to happen?’ It made me want to find something different to do.” That led Charles to enter an ironman event with her partner Reece Barclay on a whim, even though her knowledge of the event was almost non-existent. “When I signed up to do my first one in 2014 I said to myself, ‘I’ve got a mountain bike, I can do it on that’,” she says, laughing. “I soon learned that it definitely wouldn’t be possible. Then it was a case of having to learn to ride a road bike – but I just kept falling off, because I kept forgetting that my feet were stuck to the pedals and I had to unclip before I stopped.” “So many people would laugh at me,” she says. “They would say, ‘You can definitely swim but we don’t know whether you will be able to get through the other two disciplines.’ It’s crazy to think that three years ago I couldn’t ride a racing bike and now I’m the second best ironman athlete in the world.” Charles got through her first ironman Griffin Reinhart Womens JerseyGriffin Reinhart Womens Jersey it helped that she was a strong club runner as a teenager – and she progressed so rapidly that in 2015 she won the 18-24 age group in Kona as an amateur. That led to a professional contract but her hopes of making an immediate impact were ruined by a stress fracture in her leg. “I was trying to get my name out there and because of that I raced an ironman and a half-ironman with a massive pain in my leg before I decided it was so sore that I needed to get a scan,” she says. “The experts told me that, if I had done one more race, then I probably would have cleanly snapped the bone in my leg. They couldn’t believe I was even running. That’s probably one of my downfalls – I can’t give up, no matter how bad it gets. Sometimes I need to listen to my body more.”

Farhad Moshiri jersey expected to speak to the manager

Farhad Moshiri jersey expected to speak to the manager on Sunday Jürgen Klopp lambasted Liverpool’s hapless defence after a rout that condemned the club to their worst defensive start to a season since 1964-65. A series of clangers helped Tottenham Hotspur record a 4-1 win, with Harry Kane again influential in deciding the game’s outcome. Women's Majestic Pittsburgh Pirates #28 John Jaso Replica Pink Fashion Cool Base MLB Jersey “If I am involved in this situation on the pitch, then Harry cannot get the ball,” Klopp said. “It wouldn’t happen if I was on the pitch – but I am in the middle of the technical area in trainers. Each job is clear but we couldn’t do it.” Even in the heat of post-match emotion, to infer that a 50-year-old manager can do a more efficient job than a current international does not reflect well. Dejan Lovren, the worst culprit for the first two goals which Liverpool shipped in a feeble Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey start to the match, was substituted in the 31st minute in an attempt to reshape and offer more protection. They conceded twice more, taking their total goals against for the season to 16 (15 of them away from home). Klopp was not particularly minded to point the finger at Lovren. “I really don’t want to blame players. He feels not good. That’s OK. Nobody should feel good. He is part of the squad. That’s all.” Klopp conceded that Liverpool’s collective defending was well below expectations. “In all decisive moments we were not there. The first goal was unbelievably easy to defend. The second we miss the moment. The third goal another present. Everything was bad from us. We cannot get results with a performance like today. They were completely spot on and we weren’t. That’s my responsibility. It was much too easy for Tottenham today. Our fault.” Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his team’s comprehensive victory. “I am so pleased for the team, so pleased for our fans. We start to change the feeling that it was difficult to play here at Wembley. We start to feel it can be our home. That’s so important for the rest of the season,” he said. The Tottenham manager again had praise for Kane, who will be rested for the midweek EFL Cup match. “He is amazing. He was tired at the end. He put in a massive effort in Real Madrid and today and it’s normal to be a bit tired. No problem.” The 18-point half-time deficit may have been a contributory factor to a minor flare-up between Marler and Johnson as the two sides headed for the dressing-rooms. The Quins’ prop has a bit of previous in these parts, the water-squirting altercation with his England colleague James Haskell having caused a few ripples in last month’s league game between the sides. Within 10 minutes of the restart Marler duly sinned again to earn himself a further chorus of local boos. Jones likes his tight forwards to bristle but, equally, he wants them to stay on Cameron Artis-Payne Jersey the field. With the ever-improving Ellis Genge in bullocking form for Leicester and Mako Vunipola impressing on a weekly basis for Saracens, loose-head props with too many screws loose are walking a precarious tightrope. “Disappointment to lose the lead when you have it but I think with the conditions in place it probably wasn’t our race to win.” It was probably not his title, either, not this year. If there was novelty value to be found in the entertainment decorating the fringes of this event, there was none in the identity of the winner. His team-mate, Max Verstappen, meanwhile – sixth-fastest in qualifying but 16th on the grid because of a penalty for an engine change – wasted no time progressing towards the leaders. To the fury of his team he dropped to fourth behind Raikkonen after receiving a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage. Bottas was fifth, while Carlos Sainz Jr ended his first appearance for Renault in seventh.

Arsenal fight back jersey in style to heap pressure

Arsenal fight back jersey in style to heap pressure on Everton’s Ronald Koeman A defiant Ronald Koeman claimed he was still the man to arrest Everton’s alarming decline despite a 5-2 home defeat against Arsenal that has left his future as manager in serious doubt. Youth Adidas Indiana Pacers #13 Paul George Swingman Navy Blue Road NBA Jersey Koeman was under pressure before Arsenal’s visit to Goodison Park, having won only two of the previous 12 matches with a squad replenished by almost £140m of new talent in the summer. NHL Men's Montreal Canadiens Big & Tall Logo T-Shirt - Black Wayne Rooney’s fourth Premier League goal of the season, almost 15 years to the day since his first Everton goal against Arsenal, gave Koeman’s team the lead against the run of play. But goals from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Özil, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sánchez brought Arsène Wenger a merited first away win of the league campaign on his 68th birthday. Defeat, Everton’s seventh in 11 games in all competitions, left Koeman’s side third from bottom of the Premier League. They are also bottom of their Europa League group following the worst start made by an English club in the competition. But the Everton manager argued he could transform the malaise at Goodison, although did not offer an explanation as to how when asked to do so. Koeman, who saw Idrissa Gueye sent off with the score 2-1 to Arsenal, said: “Yes, I think I can [turn it around] but now is not the moment and everybody is so disappointed. It is how you look to the situation. If you start to think negatively, then maybe there is no solution. I am not like that. All the rumours in the newspapers are normal. The team is underperforming, it is in a difficult situation mentally and confidence are struggling. That is what we need to change. I still believe I can change the whole situation but everybody knows how it works in football. That is all I answer about this situation.” Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s major shareholder who appointed Koeman on a £6m-a-year contract in 2016, was present at Goodison and is expected to speak to the Dutch coach on Sunday, as is normal after a game. “Normally I have contact after every game, speak or text,” Koeman said of his contact with the club’s hierarchy. “I understand the position is not good for Everton. I have been working in football a long time, I know what can happen but I don’t think it is too late.” Koeman claimed it was “impossible” with 10 men against Arsenal, who were dominant before Rooney opened the scoring. The visitors had 30 shots in Victor Martinez Jersey total compared to Everton’s eight. “The final result is a big defeat. We started well but already from the beginning we had difficulties to stop Arsenal creating chances. The role of Sánchez was really difficult to stop.” When asked what positives he could find to convince him that Everton’s situation could be turned around, Koeman bristled: “Don’t talk about positives because the final result Victor Martinez Jersey is 5-2, defeat at home and write what you like to write.” “It was great to Victor Martinez Jersey see something different,” Hamilton said after the race. “This was much more like an NFL game, which is exciting.” Vettel was less enraptured. “I don’t really care, to be honest,” he said. “Start your engines and let’s get ready to rumbleeeeee!” bellowed the announcer, Michael Buffer. Vettel came out swinging, immediately overtaking Hamilton, who dived to his left but was unable to block a red flash from surging ahead before the first Victor Martinez Jersey corner. Behind, sparring between Daniel Ricciardo and Bottas provided some of the most engaging moments of the opening laps but Ricciardo’s Red Bull pulled off the track on lap 16. “Engine’s gone,” he said.,74732

Christian Wade jersey scores two tries while Joe Marler sees yellow

Christian Wade jersey scores two tries while Joe Marler sees yellow Wasps urgently needed something to brighten their season and finally there is light at the end of a depressingly dark tunnel. This five-try romp, their first win in six games, was partly overshadowed, however, by the indiscipline of two more of Harlequins’ England contingent with the national head coach, Eddie Jones, about to unveil his autumn internationals squad on Thursday. Women's Justin Upton Replica Grey Road Jersey: Majestic MLB #8 Detroit Tigers Cool Base With Jones in the stands, the prop Joe Marler contrived to pick up his second yellow card in Coventry in little over a month, this time for striking the home lock Will Rowlands with his forearm. At least Marler made it on to the field Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey which is more than can be said for his team-mate Marland Yarde, dropped from the visiting squad for what was described by his club as “an internal disciplinary matter.” Yarde’s poor time-keeping and attitude are understood to be at the root of the problem, with the winger’s failure to turn up on time for the pre-match team run having stretched his coaches’ patience beyond breaking point. With Jones having travelled to the Midlands to check out his form before next month’s Tests, it was not the best of timing on any front. Men's Nene Authentic White Adidas Jersey: NBA Houston Rockets #42 Home England’s first-choice full-back, Mike Brown, also saw yellow for a deliberate knock-down but there was better news for Jones in the form of the No8 Nathan Hughes, the game’s most influential figure beneath the Sunday tea-time lights. With Billy Vunipola out injured, Hughes’ ball-carrying is once again a potent weapon and Wasps’ swarming defence and vigorous work at the breakdown also made a big difference against opponents who beat Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey them 24-21 in the league here in mid-September. Wasps’ director of rugby, Dai Young, had described it as a”massive game for both sides” before kick-off and it certainly looked as if his players had absorbed the message. Inside the first five minutes Hughes came rampaging off the back of a scrum down the blindside past a stranded Danny Care and put the nippy Dan Robson over untouched. The home side were 14-0 up inside nine minutes, Wasps’ blitz defence catching Marcus Smith unawares as he went to put in a cross-kick. The ball was fly-hacked up the other end and, despite Smith’s desperate attempt to regather it, Christian Wade was quick enough to win the race. It was only last week that Young was bemoaning the bad luck his side had been suffering; on this occasion the fates were proving rather kinder. Danny Cipriani’s enforced absence through injury has clearly not helped and, as proved by Australia’s weekend win over New Zealand, the now-departed Kurtley Beale also makes a massive difference wherever he plays. Young, however, has been stressing the need for his side to be more “gainline orientated” and a galloping Hughes makes any team look and feel better. One huge hand-off by the No8 left Jamie Roberts sprawled in his wake and Quins spent the majority of the first 40 minutes struggling to make a similar impression. Wasps had only 31% of possession in the opening 40 minutes but were far more penetrative, only Brown’s despairing hand saving his team from conceding a third try. It was Brown’s first yellow card in 67 games but the 14-man visitors were soon in even deeper trouble, a concerted lineout drive swiftly producing a rumbling score for Ashley Johnson. It did not greatly influence the result, with a striking try from Francis Saili’s first touch also not affecting the outcome. Wasps poured up the other end to secure a bonus-point fourth try through Josh Bassett and Wade, also recovering his sharpness after a relatively sluggish start, added a fifth Authentic Michael Palardy Jersey with nine minutes left to take his side over 40 points.

Dylan Hartley jersey sent to sin-bin as Northampton

Dylan Hartley jersey sent to sin-bin as Northampton fall to defeat at Clermont Benjamin Kayser, Dylan Hartley’s opposite number at Clermont Auvergne on Saturday, believes punishing the hooker further would be bad for the game, after the Northampton and England captain was sent to the sin-bin for hitting Dustin Tokarski Jersey an opponent in the face with a swinging arm. Women's Nike Tennessee Titans #96 Sylvester Williams Limited Pink Rush Fashion NFL Jersey Hartley will know on Monday evening whether he faces further disciplinary action following his act 29 minutes into the 24-7 defeat at Clermont when he crashed into a ruck off his feet and caught the home prop Rabah Slimani, who was later sent to the sin-bin for a shoulder charge at Hartley’s head, in the face with his right arm. Slimani received treatment for a bleeding nose and Hartley, who is in line to be named on Thursday as England captain for the opening autumn international against Argentina at Twickenham, was sent to the sin-bin after Ben Whitehouse, the referee, ordered a review of the incident. “I think a sanction was merited because a penalty is a penalty and, if he deserved yellow, it was a yellow,” said Kayser, the France hooker who spent a season with Leicester. “Should Dustin Tokarski Jersey it have been a red card? No, come on. “Rugby is rugby and, if you say that any hit on the head is a red card, there will be 25 a match. The last thing we want is to go out and start playing on the rules and to start saying [to the referee], ‘It was a cheap shot.’ We are not football. We are just here to play hard and to keep on going. I don’t think it was a red card, just a yellow.” A year ago World Rugby launched a crackdown on challenges that made contact with an opponent’s head. Hartley was sent off playing for Northampton against Leinster last December when he caught Sean O’Brien with a swinging arm that left the British & Irish Lions flanker concussed. Hartley was banned for six weeks. “It is a physical game and serious offences need to be dealt with harshly for the health and safety of the players,” Kayser said. “But it must not be taken too far. It is about players taking it in our own hands and ensuring we do not spoil this wonderful game of ours. “It is a sport where we are fortunate enough to be able to talk to referees and have decent relations. There is nothing better than a referee turning round and asking the opposition captain whether a player deserved a red card. Most of the guys would say: ‘Listen, it is nothing.’ We are not idiots and we are not cheats.” If Hartley were cited, and it would be on the basis of the risk his action posed to Slimani, who remained on the pitch after treatment and did not require a head injury assessment, rather than its consequence. At the start of the year, when World Rugby’s aim was to punish high challenges to deter others, a citing would have been likely but so far this season the disciplinary process has been less punitive. The England head coach, Eddie Jones, has steadfastly supported Hartley and said the hooker would lead the side in the first autumn international against Argentina if his form merited selection. But as Jamie George closes the gap, Hartley needs to be disciplined, not just playing well. After a rainstorm on Sunday morning conditions were warm and dry for the race, though the day was enveloped by a cloud of hype. Evidently deciding that to grow in the US the sport requires more razzmatazz and pop concerts, Formula One’s new American owners, Liberty Media, delayed qualifying by two hours on Saturday so spectators had less of a wait for a Justin Timberlake gig.

Briton beats jersey Sebastian Vettel into second after German

Briton beats jersey Sebastian Vettel into second after German Spectators at Austin were treated to the spectacle of the planet’s fastest men on two feet and four wheels performing the “Lightning Bolt” celebration on the podium but Lewis Hamilton was not able to toast a fourth world title in addition to his usual first-place finish at the United States Grand Prix. Men's Adidas Philadelphia 76ers #21 Joel Embiid Swingman Royal Blue Alternate NBA Jersey Not quite, anyway, but this was merely destiny deferred under blue Texas skies. Confirmation is likely to come this weekend in Mexico City thanks to a conquering drive here that extended Hamilton’s lead in the standings to 66 points over Sebastian Vettel with the season almost over. Men's John Stockton Swingman Green Adidas Jersey: NBA Utah Jazz #12 Throwback Hamilton preached caution. “There’s still three races to go, so for me in my mind we’ve still got three races to win, still a lot of points available,” he said. But, Womens Shawn Williams Jersey realistically, to prolong his challenge by clawing back some of the deficit, Vettel must hope for victory in Mexico combined with a technical failure that leaves Hamilton far off the pace. It looks a remote possibility: Hamilton won Womens Shawn Williams Jersey in Mexico last year and has finished first in six of the past eight races. His triumph here came after a contest that provided some unexpected drama before normal service resumed and the Mercedes driver took control of the second half, sealing a fourth successive constructors’ title for his team in the process. Hamilton has won five of the six Grand Prix staged at this track and was quickest throughout the practice and qualifying sessions. The race ended as it began on the grid, with the Briton and the German first and second, yet Vettel’s Ferrari grabbed Womens Shawn Williams Jersey the lead at the start before Hamilton reclaimed the advantage on lap six of 56. “One of the most fun races I’ve had for a while,” Hamilton said. “Didn’t get away to a great start, not really sure why but Sebastian got off to a great start. I was kind of chilled about it because I’ve known in the past that you can overtake here. “It was great having a battle, it was very reminiscent of 2012 here, seeing Sebastian up ahead and wanting to have a real battle. I was a bit surprised Sebastian didn’t defend more.” The 32-year-old controlled the race comfortably after that early intrigue, save for a decision to make the first tyre change three laps after Vettel. “Why did you let him get so close?” Hamilton asked his team over the radio as he emerged from the pits with his rival on his tail. Vettel would not threaten again, though he ended up second by going past the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas on lap 51 – then, inevitably, his team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen, soon afterwards. Hamilton’s qualifying performance gave him his 117th front-row start, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s Womens Shawn Williams Jersey previous Formula One record. Schumacher bought a ranch in Texas in 2012, the year that Austin staged its first Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Hamilton has always seemed comfortable in Texas both at the wheel and away from his car. A fan of American culture and lifestyle as well as the circuit – “I think this track is now my favourite track, to be honest,” he told the crowd afterwards – even a yell of “yee-haw!” as he exited his vehicle on Saturday after confirming pole was fairly convincing. On Sunday, two hours before the race got under way, Hamilton took Bolt for a spin in a Mercedes road car; the Olympic 100 metres champion interviewed him on the podium after the race. Before the start the drivers were introduced by a boxing announcer as they emerged from a tunnel along a red carpet lined by cheerleaders in cowboy boots shaking pom-poms.

Lyon sink Everton jersey on stormy night to pile pressure

Lyon sink Everton jersey on stormy night to pile pressure on Ronald Koeman The pressure on Ronald Koeman increased as Everton slipped tamely to another Europa League defeat, more or less ending their interest in this competition and leaving them stuck at the bottom of their group with just a single point from three games. Men's New York Rangers #73 Brandon Pirri Adidas Royal Blue Home Premier NHL Jersey The Everton manager has possibly had enough of Thursday night football anyway, or so his team selection suggested. Whether Everton have had enough of him depends on whether his gamble of fielding a weakened side pays dividends at the weekend, when at least three or four regulars are likely to be back. Koeman admitted he picked the starting lineup with one eye on the home match against Arsenal on Sunday, which might explain why Wayne Rooney was not even in the squad 15 years to the day since his famous goal against the Gunners announced the 16-year-old’s arrival to the world beyond Merseyside. Perhaps his manager hopes that with a full week’s rest he might be able to turn the clock back at the weekend with another late winner. The beleaguered Everton manager could certainly do with something going his way for a change. This game was Frank Thomas Youth jersey only six minutes old when Lyon, also without a win in Group E, took the lead through Nabil Fekir’s penalty. Mason Holgate’s challenge on Marcal was undoubtedly rash and ill-timed but what had stretched the home defence in the first place was a burst of speed from Memphis Depay, a player Koeman tried to sign for Everton last season. Everton’s attempts to get back into the game were as laboured as they have been all season. Kevin Mirallas sent a low shot narrowly wide midway through the first half, though significantly it was from outside the penalty area. Everton were finding it difficult to do what Lyon were managing surprisingly easily, getting players into forward positions within sight of goal. It took the home side over half an hour to find a way through the Lyon defence, and when they did Anthony Lopes proved equal to Mirallas’s shot after Tom Davies had threaded a pass to allow a shot from a narrow angle. That encouraging Frank Thomas Womens Jersey sign was put into perspective within a couple of minutes when Depay rattled Jordan Pickford’s bar with a long-range free-kick, Davies managing to get a possibly important headed deflection as the shot came in. Everton’s best chance of turning round level came five minutes before the interval when Davy Klaassen found himself bearing down on goal only to produce an unconvincing shot that lacked the power to beat Lopes. Depay was guilty of the same thing right at the end of the half, wasting a good position by shooting too close to Pickford, prompting a frustrated Bruno Génésio to turn in his technical area to kick an advertising board in annoyance. Koeman sent on Ademola Lookman for the second half, at the expense of the ineffective Klaassen, and the substitute immediately set up an attack then got on the end of it to bring a save from Lopes. Everton at least looked a little more direct and threatening with someone of Lookman’s pace on the pitch, though they were once again indebted to Pickford for keeping them in the game when Houssem Aouar dispossessed Davies and the goalkeeper had to come out smartly to deny Myziane Maolida. The match was held up for a couple of minutes after an hour when a rugby-type scuffle broke out at the Gwladys Street end. It was occasioned by a foul challenge on Lopes by Ashley Williams that several Lyon players deemed excessive. The goalkeeper had been off Frank Thomas Youth jersey the ground making a catch, and ended up being pushed into the advertising hoardings behind his goal. Spectators became involved as an ugly melee developed, though no serious blows were traded and the referee contented himself with yellow cards for Williams and Bertrand Traoré. Uefa will probably want to look into any suggestion of brawling, though in reality it was less of a slugfest than a tangle of players, photographers and bystanders in a limited space. It had the effect of rousing the Goodison crowd in a way that little actual play had managed and a combination of vocal encouragement and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s arrival as substitute finally brought about an equaliser. Sigurdsson’s delivery with a free-kick into the area was perfect, leaving Williams an unmissable headed chance to turn from villain to hero from six yards.

Olivier Giroud magic jersey earns Arsenal victory

Olivier Giroud magic jersey earns Arsenal victory over 10-man Red It takes something unusual to create a moment of silence at Red Star Belgrade’s boisterous Marakana. Five minutes from the end of a Europa League encounter that scored higher on atmosphere than intrigue, Arsenal produced the game’s defining moment and for a few seconds the sound cut completely as the home crowd took in the blow. Limited Youth Malik Hooker Olive Jersey: NFL Nike Indianapolis Colts #29 2017 Salute to Service What a blow it was. The move of the night was carved out by Jack Wilshere, who changed gear to burst into dangerous space and exchanged passes with Theo Walcott, who picked out Olivier Giroud. It had been one of those nights where Arsenal’s hulking frontman looked a bit tortured, nothing going for him, touches astray, movement on the leaden side. But in that moment he adjusted his body to send an overhead kick arcing into the net. Giroud’s status as a great goalscorer has been a source of debate over the years but he sure is capable of scoring a great goal. The finish was glossed with spectacular flourish. Arsène Wenger chuckled afterwards as he confessed that Giroud had come over to the dugout during the game with a special message. “He came to the touchline and told me: ‘We will score.’ He knew more than I did. That’s Olivier Giroud. He keeps belief when it is tough. That’s why he scores at moments you didn’t expect him to score.” The Europa League is fast turning into a tonic for Arsenal. While the Premier League slips create fretful anxiety, this competition has been an escape of sorts. Giroud’s matchwinner ensured a maximum nine points out of nine and they hold a five-point lead halfway through the group stage. Next month they play the return game with Red Star. Another win would see them safely qualified with two games to spare. Resting key players with wholesale rotation can backfire, but so far Arsenal’s B-siders have proved able to enjoy the Europa experience. All in all they handled a tricky night well. Wenger had tried to brush off the atmosphere effect, suggesting his team were used to a similar ambience in the Premier League. But this was no run of the mill vibe. The Marakana, packed an hour before kick-off, crackled with energy, the colourful choreography and bouncing fans shuddering behind the goal as the teams emerged and the decibels never dropped. If the Emirates is a smart and boring uncle, the Marakana was like a punk cousin turning up the attitude. The defensive compilation was on the eclectic side. Rob Holding had unfamiliar partners in Mohamed Elneny, a midfielder by trade, and Mathieu Debuchy, a full-back who has been injured for most of the past two and a half years. In the circumstances, reappearing all of a sudden after so long away from first-team football, the Frenchman found an impressive performance that potentially gives Wenger another defensive option. “I am pleased for him, he survived 90 minutes without any setbacks,” the manager said. “He had only one half with under-23s on Monday night. Overall it’s a David Amerson Authentic Jersey positive performance for someone who has been out for such a long time.” Wenger was also particularly pleased with how the teenagers on show rose to handle the test. “They showed a lot of character. It’s not easy to express that at 18. To play in such a heated David Amerson Authentic Jersey atmosphere shows how much resistance to stress they have, which is an important quality at this level.” Interestingly, the sense of occasion got to Red Star. At times they were David Amerson Authentic Jersey almost overenthusiastic and as they bounded into the box they had a tendency to be too breathless to make cool decisions. Turning gallons of desire into the hard currency of shots on target was the challenge, and it was unfortunate for them that they came up against Petr Cech in dominant form. The Czech goalkeeper made an excellent save to deny Nemanja Radonjic’s slammed shot, and late in the game kept out two more promising Red Star efforts.