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a part of a run at another World Series championship

in Salary Structure Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:10 pm
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Amsterdam, Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) - Ajax and Feyenoord played out a 0-0 draw at the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday in a battle of top-three sides, handing leaders PSV Eindhoven a big boost. PSVs 2-1 win over Cambuur on Saturday stretched the lead to seven points at the top of the league, with Sundays result leaving defending champions Ajax six points adrift. Feyenoord had the better of the chances in the contest, while Ajax struggled to keep possession and generally looked a bit off the pace. The 20th minute saw a great chance presented to Feyenoord as Arkaduisz Milik of Ajax redirected a ball into the path of Feyenoords Colin Kazim Richards, who was left alone in the penalty area with goalkeeper Jesper Cillessen, only to see the netminder parry his shot to safety. Milik came to the rescue for the hosts shortly before halftime when he blocked a shot from Jean Paul Boetius on the goal line, keeping the match level. After the break it was Feyenoord who once again had the better of the play, and Boetius was denied a potential winning goal by teammate Kazim Richards, who inadvertently blocked a goal bound header from Boetius. Utrecht and Groningen battled to a 2-2 draw with Utrecht scoring the equalizer 10 minutes after the break through Yassine Ayoub, while NAC and Willem II finished 0-0. Sundays other contest saw Go Ahead Eagles edge Den Haag, 1-0, with a first- half penalty kick from Jop van der Linden making the difference. Shane Ray Jersey .Y. -- Just two days after surprisingly watching from the bench for a second straight game, No. John Elway Youth Jersey . Midfielders Patrice Bernier and Justin Mapp and forward Daniele Paponi also werent on the field Thursday due to minor injuries. Some of them, maybe even all of them, will be ready when the Impact play host to the New England Revolution on Saturday afternoon, but how much they can play might only be determined on the day of the game. http://www.thebroncosstoreonline.com/You...roncos-Jerseys/. The Montreal Canadiens goaltenders dogs Motty ("short for Mozart") and Duke got loose overnight. John Elway Jersey . Methot is dealing with a back issue that will force him to miss the tournament. Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Braydon Coburn will replace Methot on the Canadian roster. Ty Sambrailo Womens Jersey .Dvorak had 590 points (227 goals, 363 assists) in 1,260 career NHL regular-season games. He also played for the Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars, Anaheim Ducks and the Carolina Hurricanes.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon.When Friedman is reminded hell be loathed in his new town if Kemps curious departure doesnt lead to World Series success in L.A., the new president of baseball operations replies with a laugh.Not any more than well hate ourselves, Friedman said.Friedman formed a master plan for deconstructing the Dodgers when he left parsimonious Tampa Bay to take over the highest-spending team in baseball, and his front office has been quick to implement it this winter. He has already made ample use of the Dodgers seemingly bottomless financial resources, committing tens of millions just to get unwanted players out of town.He might not know how his moves worked until next fall, but Friedman is confident about what will be left when the dust settles in Chavez Ravine on what he called a frenetic off-season.Our overarching goal coming into the off-season was to take a very strong collective of players and do our best to mould them into a highly functioning baseball team, Friedman said, referring to the disparate Dodgers roster that didnt always jell last season. We feel like these moves speak to that, and were excited about the way our position group fits together, how they complement one another.Since Friedman took over from Ned Colletti, Los Angeles has parted ways with Kemp, speedster Dee Gordon, hard-hitting Hanley Ramirez, fourth starter Dan Haren and expensive reliever Brian Wilson. The Dodgers have a new double-play combination in Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins, new catcher Yasmani Grandal, right-hander Brandon McCarthy and a grab-bag of new relievers in their place, stabilizing the Dodgers defence and addressing several possible problems from the plate to the clubhouse.When looking at the team that lost to St. Louis in the division series last October, many Dodgers fans saw the NL West champions as a sports car in need of a polish and a tuneup. Friedman put the Dodgers on blocks and ripped out several key components, determined to get more speed and performance out of an awfully expensive machine.The moves might confuse fans, but theyre intriguing to the players theyre designed to help.Theyre always moving forward, trying to get better, Kendrickk said Friday.dddddddddddd Theres always ways you can get better. Thats been very cool to come into an organization that wants to improve their game.The Dodgers are putting their money where Friedmans brain is: Theyre paying $32 million of the $107 million Kemp will make over the next five seasons, and theyre paying Wilson and Haren roughly $10 million apiece not to pitch for them next year. They even spared a few million to pay Gordon in Miami.We dont want to be sort of tied down by financial obligations, new Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said almost dismissively this week.Thats only possible because theyre the new Dodgers, with their multibillion-dollar TV contract and ownership that desperately wants to win the franchises first World Series since 1988.Last season under Colletti, the Dodgers supplanted the Yankees as baseballs biggest spenders with a payroll of more than $257 million, the biggest in baseball history. The new front office already has more than $220 million committed for next season, and theyre likely to rule the payroll race again.Friedman realizes he took his greatest risk in moving Kemp for Grandal, a largely unproven catcher with a drug suspension in his history. Kemp was popular and usually productive, a homegrown hitter and one of the franchises cornerstones.He was a really popular player because of how gifted he is offensively, Friedman said of Kemp. We get it. I have a lot of respect for what he can do in the batters box. You have to give up talent to get talent, and we felt this put us in a position to be a better baseball team. Nothing weve done in the last two months have we done lightly.The 31-year-old Kendrick is eager to get to work with the 36-year-old Rollins as the Dodgers new middle infield. Both players are coming from the two longest-tenured double-play combinations in the majors: Rollins and Chase Utley in Philadelphia, and Kendrick with Erick Aybar in Anaheim.The Dodgers got Rollins to waive his no-trade clause to be a part of a run at another World Series championship. Rollins also is looking forward to assuming a leadership role with the Dodgers, whose clubhouse chemistry seemed quite suspect at times last season.Ive had successes, Ive had failures, Rollins said. I have a lot that I can provide. When people have questions, hopefully I can have answers. If things start going a little crazy, I could bring a little stability. ... Thatll probably be my job, to be the glue and make sure everything works. Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '


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