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Chelsea edge past Manchester United And then there was one. With just over an hour gone at Stamford Bridge and Manchester United trailing 1-0 thanks to Álvaro Morata’s sublime second-half Authentic Dennis Smith Jr. Jersey header, José Mourinho leapt up out of his seat for perhaps the 30th time, quilted grey anorak billowing behind him, and waved Authentic Dennis Smith Jr. Jersey his arms in a gesture of trapped rage. Reebok NHL Women's Peter Budaj Black Third Premier Jersey - #31 Tampa Bay Lightning Mourinho’s exasperation was directed at Marouane Fellaini, who was standing too deep inside his own half to get a flick on to a David de Gea clearance. Fellaini rumbled a little mournfully into position. Two minutes later he was booked for trailing an elbow into Morata’s face. In the final moments, as United roused for a late grandstand attack like a rusted trawler being hoisted from the ocean floor, Fellaini trapped an Eric Bailly punt on his chest, brought it down with a roll of the shoulders and punted a bobbling shot that Thibaut Courtois palmed away. It was United’s second and last shot on target. Three minutes later Antonio Conte could be seen capering along the touchline in triumph as Anthony Taylor blew his whistle. And that was pretty much that, on the day the music died for the Premier League title race. Victory for Chelsea leaves Manchester City eight points clear after 11 games and playing the kind of football that suggests such a lead is, if anything, a little kind to the rest of the field. At which point there will, of course, be a temptation to pile in on Mourinho and United for failing to reach such early-season levels. The shots-on-target stats will be repeated ad nauseam (five in three games against Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea). Mourinho’s poor record against the better teams will be used as a switch with which to thrash at his second-placed team. There are perhaps two things worth saying about this. First, the urge to assail Mourinho, to rehash the debate over whether high-grade defensive organisation also counts as football (it does), will probably overshadow Chelsea’s own part in this game. This was a fine, driving performance from Conte’s team. The return of N’Golo Authentic Dennis Smith Jr. Jersey Kanté was key, allowing Tiémoué Bakayoko to play with vigour, if not much precision, further up the field. Above all Kanté’s presence freed up Cesc Fàbregas to provide a moment of calm in the middle of the fury around him, playing at times like the only grown-up on the pitch, with the craft and patience to find a little space, to pick a pass, to try to change the rhythm of the game rather than simply hurling himself into it headfirst. In Fàbregas and Eden Hazard Chelsea had two players whose first thought is to find a pocket of space, to disrupt rather than reinforce the rigid defensive lines around them. Which was, it turned out, two more than United. This leads on to the second thing worth saying about this game, and indeed this season, this red-shirted juggernaut. In the debrief there will be the usual focus on managerial personality, in particular the bad art of the José Mourinho soap opera. But the more interesting subject is perhaps United itself, a vast, tangled uncooperative entity and a genuinely strange club in its own way.,96397

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Justin Langer Jersey calls on Coulter-Nile to ‘inflict As Joe Root puts the troubles of England’s buildup to the Ashes behind him and prepares for his first match as captain – at any level – overseas, he has called on his team to create a winning habit David Pastrnak Womens Jersey and be ruthless on their tour of Australia, starting with the two-day game against a Western Australia XI at the Waca. Men's Nike Los Angeles Rams #95 Tyrunn Walker Limited Gold Rush Vapor Untouchable NFL Jersey Root is cutting a relaxed figure on tour, back sharing with his old house-mate Gary Ballance – “It’s nice to have someone cleaning the room,” he said, “that was my job when we lived together” – but is bullish about his aims as England prepare for the Gabba. He is looking for “continuity in the top order” and for those coming into the squad to “put your name forward for that first Test” but cannot guarantee every player will play one of the three warmups. Womens Youth Falcons Jerseys Injuries to Moeen Ali (left side) and Steven Finn (left knee) leave England with 14 fit players, and Root said they “won’t look to play more than 12” in this weekend’s match. The other two tour fixtures before the first Test will be first-class, so the first offers some scope for experimentation. Both injured players are expected to have scans on Friday. “We want to be as ruthless as we can and start the tour as we mean to go on,” Root said. “We want to give guys the opportunity to play in the middle when those chances arise but at the same time not at the expense of losing and not being at our best. It is about making sure we apply ourselves and get what we want out of them by trying to win and getting into the habit of winning early in the tour.” Leadership is an issue that also needs addressing. Over the coming days, Root and the management will discuss the appointment of Ben Stokes’s replacement as the vice-captain. “It will be sorted by the first Test. I don’t think it makes a massive difference to me on the field,” he said. “I have senior players around me who have been fantastic. It is a side that is always wanting to help each other out, which is a great environment to work in. Players are thinking about the game, looking to drive it forward themselves and take responsibility. It is a joy to captain.” Of his overseas captaincy debut, Root said: “It’s important I use these three games to get a good feel for captaining overseas and how we are going to utilise the conditions. Authentic David Pastrnak Jersey Making sure we have clear plans for their batters and we are as prepared as possible and give ourselves the best Authentic David Pastrnak Jersey opportunity to break their side down. There are a lot of new things and these three games are an opportunity to get us off to a great start. We need to get guys into form and for me as captain to get a feel for how cricket is played in these conditions.”England conducted a middle practice at Perth’s Richardson Park and while Finn injured his left knee batting in the nets (possibly by whacking his bat against his knee driving), Moeen sat out the session entirely with a suspected side strain, having felt pain in recent days. His absence is concerning on two counts: he has missed internationals with a side strain before (in 2015) and, in the absence of Stokes, he is a vital player. Neither injury is thought to be tour-ending at this stage but were Moeen ruled out England would require some lateral thinking, with batting and spin-bowling required from his replacement. Liam Dawson might be the selectors’ first thought but Samit Patel should be in David Pastrnak Womens Jersey the frame too and Mason Crane is likely to play against Western Australia. Still, both Moeen and Finn have three weeks and two more tour matches before the first Test.

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BBC chief warns Jersey British TV under serious threat The BBC will increase its live sport coverage by up to 1,000 hours a year in what the director general, Tony Hall, claims will be the biggest shake-up in the corporation’s sport output strategy this century. Women's Nike Miami Dolphins #47 Kiko Alonso Limited Olive 2017 Salute to Service NFL Jersey The increase in free-to-air sport will be seen through the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer. The early rounds of the FA Cup will be streamed live as well as more matches from Wimbledon and women’s football Super League fixtures. Women's Replica Majestic Ender Inciarte Red Alternate Jersey - #11 MLB Atlanta Braves Cool Base Olympic sports including hockey, swimming and basketball could be the biggest beneficiaries, with users receiving alerts when their favourite sports are due to feature online. A BBC insider claimed it would be a “personalised” service and help raise the profile of minority sports alongside making the most of the events the BBC has existing rights to. The BBC has been forced to evolve its sporting rights strategy after years of dwindling live coverage owing to cost-saving Larry Csonka Youth jersey measures. Over the past decade, the corporation has given up half of the Six Nations, which is now shared with ITV, lost the Open golf to Sky and a host of other rights, although cricket is to return to BBC TV in 2020 for the first time in more than 20 years. Hall said: “This shows how we’re reinventing the BBC for a new generation. We’re giving people more of what they love by working in partnership with the sports industry and making the most of digital technology.” The BBC has tied down the rights to the Olympic Games, Wimbledon, World Cup and FA Cup on long-term deals. The extra coverage will take advantage of low-cost streaming technology the BBC has developed since London 2012. The BBC will work with sporting bodies to share knowledge of production, technical and editorial standards. The All England Lawn Tennis Club, the International Tennis Federation, British Swimming and British Basketball have given it Larry Csonka Womens Jersey their backing and the plan is to provide live coverage from more than 30 additional sports or sporting events every year. Barbara Slater, the head of BBC Sport, said: “We want to use BBC Sport’s live streaming service to showcase more of those moments that inspire Larry Csonka Womens Jersey people to take part. Put simply, it’s a huge expansion in the availability of free-to-air sport in the UK.” Hall admitted the BBC has been forced to evolve as a result of the budget for live sport being slashed. “As we have shown time and time again, we will not stand still,” he said. “Not if we want to meet the changing demands of sports fans, not if we want to remain relevant in the media’s most competitive marketplace. “While we’re privileged to be funded by the licence fee, it’s no secret we don’t have the same deep pockets as those we must now compete against but we have Larry Csonka Womens Jersey unique qualities that are essential for those sports who want to ensure their events are available to – and able to inspire – the widest possible audience.”,13467

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Leroy Sané did Jersey just that when he ran clear It was a night that will go down in history in more ways than one as Sergio Agüero wrote his name into the record books by registering his 178th goal for Manchester City to move one ahead of Eric Brook and become the club’s all-time leading scorer. The goal proved to be one of the defining moments in a thrilling game that ended with Pep Guardiola’s side becoming the first English club to win in Naples, securing their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League and showing once again why they are arguably the outstanding team in Europe on current form. (Limited Nike Men's George Fant Navy Blue Jersey) Seattle Seahawks #74 NFL Player Name & Number Tank Top They are unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions this season, winning 14 of them, and have racked up a remarkable 49 goals along the way, with their latest display of swashbuckling football blowing away Napoli and leaving the Serie A leaders’ hopes of joining City in the last 16 hanging by a thread. Youth Dave Taylor Premier Black Adidas Jersey: NHL Los Angeles Kings #18 Home It was an extraordinary night in so many respects as the game swung one way and then the other, but ultimately it was an occasion that belonged to Agüero, who marked his 264th appearance for City with the goal that broke Brook’s 78‑year‑old record, putting Guardiola’s team 3-2 ahead and inflicting a blow from which Napoli were unable to recover. Womens Duke Riley Jersey It was a brilliant breakaway goal from a team who are irresistible going forward, and for possibly the first time on the night the raucous Womens Duke Riley Jersey home support inside the Stadio San Paolo sensed the game was up for Napoli. Raheem Sterling, Authentic Duke Riley Jersey thrashing home his 10th goal of the season in injury time, confirmed that was the case as City became the first team to win in Napoli since Real Madrid eliminated them from the Champions League in March. Madrid went on to win the competition three months later and on the evidence of what we have seen so far this season, it would be no surprise if City end up doing the same. This was a major test for City, especially when Napoli took the lead through Lorenzo Insigne after dominating the opening 20 minutes, yet Guardiola’s team came through it superbly, much to the his delight. Headers from Nicolás Otamendi and John Stones turned the match on its head and although Jorginho hauled Napoli level from the penalty Womens Duke Riley Jersey spot, City possess that rare ability to go through the gears and take the game away from opponents at the crucial time. Leroy Sané did just that when he ran clear and there was a sense of inevitability about what would follow when the loose ball broke to Agüero on the edge of the area. At the home of the club where Diego Maradona remains such an iconic figure, the Argentinian expertly placed his shot wide of Pepe Reina and wheeled away to celebrate his landmark goal. Yet for Guardiola the most satisfying part of the match was the way in which his team recovered from Napoli’s blistering opening, which culminated in Insigne scoring a delightful goal after exchanging passes with Dries Mertens to carve open City. “They destroyed us in the first 20 minutes, especially on the left side,” Guardiola said. “In the first 20 minutes I was suffering but at the same time I was like a spectator, thinking: ‘Wow, how good are they playing.’”

Antonio Conte Jersey lambasts Chelsea’s ‘really

Antonio Conte Jersey lambasts Chelsea’s ‘really A few of the locals called out to Antonio Conte as he trudged up the ramp towards the Chelsea team bus post-match, head bowed to avoid eye contact and hands sunk deep in his pockets, but most had sensed it was no time to bid a fond farewell. The Italian had that thunderous look about him, the kind that sets in when his team have been beaten. Except this had been a humiliation, and an occasion which had left him publicly questioning the most basic qualities expected of his players: hunger, desire and commitment to compete. Men's Adidas Houston Rockets #12 Luc Mbah a Moute Authentic Grey Alternate NBA Jersey The second-half surrender at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday betrayed a team who had lost hope, their conviction eroded by a mixture of defensive chaos and attacking profligacy which had left them playing catch-up to Roma. The reaction, Conte was quick to point out, was unacceptable. Although some may cling to the belief the emphatic loss can prompt a similar reaction to the infamous thrashing endured at Arsenal less than two months into last season, the particular quirks of Chelsea’s campaign feel very different this time round. Conte would point to the summer. He has regularly used the word “emergency” to describe his team’s season, before listing the injuries which have disrupted progress, but his real gripe remains recruitment. The toils are the manager being proved right. This squad are not deep enough, or resilient enough, to compete on four fronts with the same intensity as last season. They lack cover of the calibre the coaching staff hoped in both wing-back positions, up front and even, perhaps, at centre-half. The club will do their best to address those concerns in January but, in Conte’s mind, he does not have the scope to chop and change like for like as much as he had anticipated. Even at Juventus he was criticised in some quarters for a reluctance to rotate his squad effectively and for an over-reliance on a core group. Here, once again, key members of his team are simply being flogged. César Azpilicueta has played every minute of the Premier League title defence and all but 15 in the Champions League. Marcos Alonso has featured in every league game. The 3-0 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico was Cesc Fàbregas’s 16th match of campaign. “The likes James Conner Womens Jersey of Cesc and Tiémoué Bakayoko are having to play a lot of games and that impacts on their legs,” Thibaut Courtois said. “It’s harder for them to keep up the pressure, especially when we find ourselves up against three midfielders.” Energy levels have clearly dipped. The team appear exhausted, the zest long since drained from their game, to give the impression that, when up against it in Rome, they were bereft of hunger or fight. They can get by on occasion, recovering to overcome Watford or shutting out a rather disjointed Bournemouth last Saturday, but the better teams – or even fresher opponents, as Crystal Palace proved last month James Conner Womens Jersey – sense they can exploit the weariness. There have been murmurings of discontent from within the group over the intensity of James Conner Womens Jersey training sessions but dissent of such kind invariably flares up when teams are labouring, whether the sources are disgruntled at non-selection or upset to have been hauled off prematurely. This squad were worked much harder at Cobham last season. Conte has admitted he has had to reduce the number of training sessions because of a more cluttered schedule which has denied him long weeks in which to prepare his group physically and tactically, but he was never likely to reduce the intensity of the drills. That is simply the way he works and was an approach crucial to last season’s startling success.

Antonio Conte’s Jersey homecoming was not supposed

Antonio Conte’s Jersey homecoming was not supposed to descend He must have privately relished bringing his English champions, such a well-drilled outfit last season, back to Italy in the hope they would impose themselves in an arena where, on his last visit, he had been overseeing the Azzurri. Yet everything about this return to Rome was nightmarish, with Chelsea shredded at the back and profligate up front. Leadership of this section has been lost but, more significantly, this team feels damaged. They have rarely performed so chaotically. Women's Reebok Winnipeg Jets #34 Michael Hutchinson Premier White Away NHL Jersey The only consolation, and it will feel considerable in the Alex Burrows Jersey cold light of day, was Atlético Madrid’s failure to overcome Qarabag’s 10 men in Spain, which means a win in Baku at the end of November will still secure progress into the knockout phase. Yet, rather than fret over the machinations of Group C, Conte’s priority must be recovering confidence for Manchester United’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Defend as poorly as they did against Roma and, even if José Mourinho is thinking safety first, the visitors will sense plunder. Plenty will point to the summer sale of Nemanja Matic to United as reason for Chelsea’s sudden vulnerability. More pressing at present, of course, is N’Golo Kanté’s absence. Conte and his medical staff had deemed it would be “stupid to risk” selecting the Frenchman at the Stadio Olimpico with his recovery from hamstring trouble still not properly complete. They missed his instincts in defensive midfield yet again here – this team have conceded 11 goals in the six matches he has missed, with only one clean sheet en route – with too many players across Chelsea’s midfield and forward line carrying wear or aching limbs to compensate. Even so, their rearguard should have offered more resistance than this. They were overwhelmed, punctured after 38 seconds and tormented thereafter by Edin Dzeko’s brawn Alex Burrows Jersey and clever movement, and the slippery pace of Diego Perotti and Stephan El Shaarawy on the counter. Conte had tried to rejig things, moving Gary Cahill to the right of his back three, then hauling off his captain before the hour-mark and even employing Pedro as a right wing-back, but fragility persisted. Perotti’s third was skimmed low from distance after Cesc Fàbregas surrendered the ball and Pedro had merely dangled a leg in an attempt to block the forward’s burst, yet it was an opportunity moments later that truly summed up this mess of a performance. Another counterattack had Chelsea exposed with all three centre-halves drawn to Dzeko in possession as he approached the edge of the penalty area. The Bosnian merely checked back, with Antonio Rüdiger, David Luiz and César Azpilicueta in a neat line pointing at goal but all horribly off balance, and slid a diagonal pass across the box to the unmarked Perotti. The forward skied his shot over the bar, but the visitors had been split apart. “He’s been great,” says Ian Foster, the All Blacks assistant coach. “It was a mutual agreement that the time was right for him to come back in. We’ve made it tough for him, because it hasn’t been easy for him to get back in, but his attitude’s been outstanding. He’s done a heck of a job off the park, helping this team prepare, even if he wasn’t in the 23. He’s got a bounce in his step, and he’s pretty keen to play.” As are the All Blacks, with that rare defeat to work out of their system. The Barbarians, albeit replete with 13 New Zealanders in the 26-man squad, cannot afford to adopt the customary festival approach for this one.

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Wallabies no longer Jersey just believe they can beat The All Blacks’ first match after a defeat is a sufficiently rare event to raise expectations at the best of times, but for Jerome Kaino this weekend’s date with the Barbarians will be particularly special. The veteran flanker is set to return to the fold after his extramarital affair became public in August, and he does so against the same opposition and at the same ground as when he made his All Blacks debut in 2004. Brandon Mebane Women's Elite Navy Blue Jersey: Nike NFL Los Angeles Chargers Vapor Untouchable Home #92 “It’s where it Malik Jackson Youth jersey all started for me, here at Twickenham against the Barbarians,” he said. “But also because I haven’t had as much footy as I’d have wanted recently, the possibility of having a run in the black jersey is extra special.” Elite Men's Tre Madden Green Jersey: NFL Nike Seattle Seahawks #38 Salute to Service Kaino’s immaculate career as an All Black was interrupted dramatically in the buildup to New Zealand’s Rugby Championship opener against Australia. He was dropped for that match when the All Blacks management became aware of his affair with a former Australian model. Eyebrows were raised at the decision, with the 81-cap stalwart of two World Cup-winning campaigns having played a full part in the Lions series, but the full picture soon emerged. “Devastated,” the mother of his three kids, Diana, wrote on social media, while the former model was described by a friend as crushed at the news of his marital status. Kaino was sent home from Sydney in disgrace and agrees that the intervening period has been the hardest of his career. “Yeah, I’d say so, but the team and coaches have been awesome. It has been tough, but I’ve been able to deal with that away from footy and the All Blacks. The union have been great throughout that time. It’s going to take a lot time, but I’ve been able to use rugby as an escape to hopefully focus on something else when I’m away from that. The team and coaches have been really helpful and supporting. There have been a lot of lessons. Obviously I’m still working through a lot of things, but for me it’s about focusing on footy now and hopefully I can take any opportunity that may come.” It was an embarrassing time for the Malik Jackson Youth jersey All Blacks, coinciding with fresh revelations about Aaron Smith’s tryst in an airport toilet the year before, which turned out to be the culmination of a two-year affair rather than the one-off incident he had insisted it was at the time. With a specially commissioned report uncovering a range of other culture problems Malik Jackson Youth jersey at all levels of the game, New Zealand rugby was suffering far more off the field than ever it does on it. Kaino missed the entire Rugby Championship as he tended to matters at home, although he was included in the wider squad for the last two legs. Nevertheless, true to form, the All Blacks waltzed to the title. Now one might perceive a perfect storm approaching for the Barbarians on Saturday, Malik Jackson Youth jersey for New Zealand’s performances have dipped sufficiently for them to have merely squeezed home against South Africa, in South Africa, in the dead rubber of their final match of the championship. As if that were not enough, they lost their now-traditional third Bledisloe Cup match to Australia the weekend before last, albeit with an experimental side. Indeed, they have been in experimental mode for a while now, having left a number of key players behind for those final two legs of the championship as well – and they will be again this weekend, which should render Kaino’s return all the more timely.

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The Mercedes jersey driver’s fourth title after a thrilling Four Formula One world championships, by any yardstick, is a remarkable achievement. Lewis Hamilton’s accomplishment in Mexico might simply be measured by the company he now keeps in the record books. He has one more title than Ayrton Senna, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Jack Brabham – a breathtaking array of talent. He shares four with Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel and only two drivers have more – Juan Manuel Fangio on five and Michael Schumacher’s seven. Yet perhaps what is most striking is that he has joined their company with his greatest season yet and a title that has proved the hardest and most gratifying to secure. Nike Men's Jaquiski Tartt Elite Black Jersey - San Francisco 49ers NFL #29 Rush Vapor Untouchable Hamilton’s three previous championships, in 2008 for McLaren and for Mercedes in 2014 and 2015, were without doubt impressive but this season he has been pushed to the limit. His battle with Ferrari’s Vettel has demanded the obvious requirements of raw pace and race craft but so much more. He has had to Michael Strahan Youth jersey display maturity, composure and attention to detail. It has required him to be calm under the pressure being applied by a four-times world champion, where the slightest misjudgments would be punished, and to repeatedly run error-free, flawless meetings. Giants Jersey Which is not to play down his previous successes. In 2008 he was in a genuinely tough fight with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa that went to the wire, passing Timo Glock on the last corner of the last lap in Brazil for the fifth place he needed to secure the championship. There were high points – in the wet at Silverstone he was magnificent. But errors Michael Strahan Youth jersey too, not least when he hit Kimi Raikkonen parked under the red light at the pit-lane exit in Canada and his lock-up at turn one in Japan that forced Raikkonen wide and resulted in a drive-through penalty. “In 2008 I was a kid,” Hamilton admitted here. “I had all the natural talent I have today but I didn’t have the knowledge and experience. I’m now fighting a championship-winning team in Ferrari and a champion driver but I’m much better equipped than I was in 2008.” The previous two titles with Mercedes were both taken against his team-mate Nico Rosberg when the dominance of Mercedes meant it was only an intra-team battle in both seasons. It came with internal pressures that only gradually came to light as the relationship between the former friends grew increasingly fractious and the dynamic within the team made the task of taking the title all the more difficult. Hamilton had to work hard to overcome Michael Strahan Jersey it, pointed out the Mercedes executive director, Toto Wolff. “For Lewis probably fighting with his team‑mate was hard in a different way,” he said. “Having the enemy in the same team is a different struggle or fight than fighting against Sebastian in a Ferrari.” But out of the garage, where he was in complete control, Hamilton largely had it his own way. Rosberg pushed him hard in 2014 but Hamilton’s string of six wins in seven races at the end of the season proved unstoppable. In 2015 Rosberg could offer little resistance and Hamilton had the title in Austin with three races remaining. Last year, in the final race of the season, the German prevailed – and promptly retired. This year the opposition has come in the form of a different team and one of the acknowledged best drivers of this generation. Ferrari emerged from testing under the new 2017 regulations with a car that looked very promising in taking the challenge to Mercedes. Within the space of three races in the hands of Vettel it had proved to be just that and Hamilton knew he was in for a real fight.

The former jersey champion jockey sought psychiatric

The former jersey champion jockey sought psychiatric The fall of Kieren Fallon ruined his career and almost took his life. Stage by stage, set up by the News of the World and facing years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Fallon was broken down. A six-times champion jockey – who won the Derby three times, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe twice and the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas nine times – Fallon was always more comfortable in the company of horses than people. He eventually sought refuge in a psychiatric hospital. NFL Nike Youth Antoine Bethea White Road Limited Jersey - #41 Arizona Cardinals Vapor Untouchable It’s a relief to see his recovery and spend the morning with Fallon at Godolphin’s yard in Newmarket, where the retired 52-year-old rides most days for the trainer Saeed bin-Suroor. “I wake up in the morning and want to go to work,” Fallon says in his familiar racing Shea Weber Authentic Jersey mumble, the County Clare accent hardly changed by his bruising years in England. “I even smile. I take the piss and have a laugh with the lads in the yard. Before this there was nothing. Really, since the Old Bailey, there was nothing left.” Ten years ago the great trainer Aidan O’Brien voiced his concern. “Kieren is an absolute master … I just hope the most unbelievable talent we have had doesn’t get destroyed.” Fallon won the Arc on Dylan Thomas, trained by O’Brien, the day before his trial at the Old Bailey began on 8 October 2007. In his riveting and moving autobiography, written by Oliver Holt, Fallon suggests the British Horseracing Authority knew that Miles Rodgers, the gambler whom he was supposedly helping make money, lost £338,000 on those races. Fallon was still banned from racing in Britain. After winning four Classics in his first 14 months as O’Brien’s principal jockey, Fallon won one more before a tarnished end. From December 2002 to August Shea Weber Authentic Jersey 2004, the period where he was accused of “stopping” horses, Fallon’s strike rate of winners to rides was 29.4% compared to 19% during the rest of his career. There was even a recording of Rodgers bemoaning the fact that Fallon kept ruining his plans: “Along comes the fucking little fella and, bosh, it happens again.” Jim McGrath, the respected racing journalist and former Channel 4 Racing pundit, was interviewed by the police about the 27 suspect races and he cleared Fallon – and praised his riding. The prosecution declined to pass on this information to the defence until the jury had been sworn in and relied, instead, on a steward from Australia, Ray Murrihy, whose knowledge of British racing was limited. Fallon remains incredulous: “I remember asking Ian Winter, one of my barristers: ‘Why is the judge allowing this?’ Ian said: ‘Because he’s a cunt.’ Eventually I asked Jane Glass, my criminal solicitor: ‘What is the worst‑case scenario because we’ve been here nine fucking weeks.’ Jane said: ‘It’s a conspiracy and this system scares Womens Shea Weber Jersey me. If one person in the 11 goes down it’s very hard to get anyone else cleared.’ She said the worst-case scenario was six to 10 years. That’s when I started to worry.” Did Fallon feel elation when all the charges against him were quashed? “No. There’s a photo of me standing outside the Old Bailey looking like I’m 70. There was no life left in me. The worst part was having to face the trainers [including Sir Michael Stoute, Andrew Balding and Luca Cumani] who came to court to speak on my behalf. I felt embarrassed. The stigma was always there even when I was proved innocent.”

Eddie Jones promised his England players

England and Wales to break with convention Eddie Jones promised his England players this past week to prepare for chaos in the buildup to the 2019 World Cup and the first instalment of Womens Xavien Howard Jersey mayhem will arrive shortly in the form of a contested set-piece session in Bristol against their Wales, when the head coach will tell his forwards not to worry about getting injured. Limited Youth Zach Strief Olive Jersey: NFL Nike New Orleans Saints #64 2017 Salute to Service Jones is set on toppling New Zealand from the top of the world rankings by the start of the tournament in Japan and the fierce training paddock encounter with the Wales pack is rare to the point of unheard of in professional rugby, since today’s coaching teams are usually highly secretive about their training methods. The organised set-to a week on Monday will be overseen by the Welsh referee Nigel Owens and will include scrums and lineouts, as England prepare to face Argentina the following Saturday, when Wales take on Australia. Jones and his coaching team came up with the novel idea of Xavien Howard Jersey a contested forwards session as they plotted ways of challenging the All Blacks, who have won the past two World Cups. Jones said: “We have narrowed the gap with New Zealand in the last two years but it is still 20%. Fitness is part of it and in the tight five the game is very much going towards repeat intensity, repeat accelerations and repeat collisions: it is about how quickly you get back on your feet and get involved. At the moment, the players are not fit enough to win the World Cup. “The scrum is another area. New Zealand’s is the best in the world and we are going to scrum against Wales because we need to prepare for Argentina. It will be exactly what we need because you improve by scrummaging against sides that are better than us: you cannot get better doing it against each other.” The link-up with Wales was brokered by the forwards coach, Xavien Howard Jersey Steve Borthwick, who had been part of the Lions’ coaching team in New Zealand in the summer, headed by Wales’s Warren Gatland. Jones said: “I was talking with Steve Borthwick and Neal Hatley [the scrum coach] about how we could take our scrum to the next level and we asked ourselves who close to us had a good scrum. We thought about Georgia, but it is a bit far to go for a day – although the Georgian coach will spend some time with us in the last week – and then Steve gave Warren a ring to see if he was up for the idea. He was. “We worked out we would go halfway to Bristol to do it. There will be a match of 12 large scrums and 15 lineouts. We wanted Wayne Barnes to referee but they asked for Nigel Owens and we bowed to their wishes.” The break with tradition is certainly bold considering Jones faced a torrent of criticism after a three-day England training camp in Brighton last October led to Jack Nowell tearing a quadriceps and Bath’s Anthony Watson (broken jaw) and Wasps’ Sam Jones (broken leg) also returning with injuries to their clubs, the last of these following a bruising judo session. But Jones said: “Everyone will rip into it and there will be physical stuff. “It will be a good contest that has a bit of feeling in it and there is the risk of injuries, but we need to improve our scrummaging. The set piece has gone from a penalty shootout to the best possession to break the line. We still want to scrum like England and gain penalties because that gives players confidence, but we want to be able to use the ball quickly because we have great backs.”