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Paul Kimmage has hit out at the RTÉ Sports Awards after Ireland international James McClean won Sportsperson of the Year following a public vote. Phil Simms Women's Limited Olive Jersey: Nike NFL New York Giants 2017 Salute to Service #11McClean scored a vital goal against Wales in Mark Messier Jersey the World Cup qualifiers to secure a playoff spot, with the campaign Authentic Andy Lee Jersey ultimately ending in disappointment following a heavy defeat against Denmark at the Aviva Stadium. Nike Bob Lilly Youth Black Limited Jersey: #74 NFL Dallas Cowboys 2016 Salute To ServiceDespite that loss, the popular McClean surged clear of 13 nominees to claim the RTÉ prize - which Sunday Independent journalist Paul Kimmage didn't agree with.Speaking on The Last Word on Today FM, Kimmage said that the Ireland midfielder wasn't deserving of the accolade. "It's astonishing," Kimmage said."Everybody likes him. I love his commitment to the team. I love the way he plays for Ireland."It is great that you acknowledge his contribution but by no means is he the Sportstar of the Year." "Nobody agrees, other than James' parents, that James McClean is the Sportstar of the Year," he added.Kimmage then explained why he dislikes the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year award overall, calling the list of nominees 'politically correct glorified' and a 'joke list'. "There are two problems with the RTÉ award. It is a public vote. I'll go back to the book awards. You bring these five books and it is a public vote. The chances of any member of the public reading all Authentic Stephen Curry Jersey five books for the award is zero. They are going to vote for the one they like, the guy they like. It is the same with this. It is a popularity contest. "The second problem is the list itself. Look at the list - it is A. J. Cann Jersey PC glorified, politically correct glorified. Is there four paralypians on it? Come on, it's a joke. There is no Paul Dunne, who wins a European Tour event in a sport that is massively, massively competitive. Not on the list. "Dan Martin, sixth in the Tour de France. Not on the list. The list is the joke."Kimmage added that instead of a public vote, the Sportsperson of the Year award should be decided by a panel of experts.,102907,125.0.html

LeBron sparks Cavaliers to win over Wizards

LeBron James posted his fourth triple-double in five games with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists as the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 106-99 on Sunday.Kevin Love scored a team-high 25 points, while Jeff Green had 15 points for the Cavaliers who have won 18 of 19, including the past five NBA games. Adidas NHL Youth Riley Sheahan Red Home Premier Jersey - #15 Detroit Red WingsThe Eastern Conference giants engaged in a hard-fought battle as the teams were tied at the end of the second and third quarters.James's three-pointer early in the fourth quarter put the Cavaliers in front for good and sparked an 8-0 run. Green's three-point play capped the surge as Cleveland led 95-89 with 6:55 remaining.Bradley Beal scored 27 points for the Wizards, who had won two in a row.John Wall had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Washington made 12 three-pointers but finished nine of 16 on free throws. Elsewhere, the resurgent Detroit Pistons equalled a franchise record with 17 three-pointers en route to 114-110 win over the shorthanded Orlando Magic.Forward Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 20 points for the Pistons who made 50 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc and won their third consecutive game after losing seven straight. Playing the Magic seems to bring out the best in 26-year-old American Bullock. His previous high also came against Orlando, when he scored 17 points last season.Bullock made eight of 10 shots from the floor Sunday continuing to take advantage of his expanded role under coach Stan Van Gundy. He was added to the starting lineup four games ago and his scoring Joel Ward Authentic Jersey boost has coincided with the Pistons' latest win streak.Tobias Harris, Reggie Jackson and Anthony Tolliver scored 17 points apiece for the Pistons. Andre Drummond contributed 12 points for Detroit, which led by 24 in the fourth quarter but gave up 19 unanswered points before holding on for the win.Detroit starting shooting guard Avery Bradley missed his second consecutive game due to a right adductor strain. Forward Mario Hezonja scored a 28 points for Orlando, which has dropped five straight.Nikola Vucevic supplied 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Jonathon Simmons had 23 points. Both of Orlando's leading scorers missed the game. Forward Aaron Gordon was sidelined because of a calf strain, while guard Evan Fournier sat out for the fifth consecutive game with a right ankle sprain. In Toronto, DeMar DeRozan led a balanced attack with 21 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Authentic Jori Lehtera Jersey Sacramento Kings 108-93. The Raptors also beat the Kings last Sunday in Sacramento.

What more can PV Sindhu do to win some gold medals in 2018?

It was another final, another epic display yet another agonising loss!PV Sindhu contested her third major final in the last two years on Sunday and went within touching distance once more before falling painfully short again. Womens Youth Seahawks Jerseys It was an hour and 34-minute-long battle against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the BWF World Super Series Finals Sunday night just as Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara of Japan had fought for an hour and 50 minutes in the World Championships final in August. A year before that Sindhu went down to Spain's Carolina Marin in the Rio Olympics final in one hour and 23 minutes. All the matches saw a similar result -- Sindhu having to settle for silver. Visibly, Sindhu never gave up, she never does. It never looked like she has developed a mental blockade when it came to finals, what is it then that is stopping Sindhu from touching greatness? While the Rio Olympics final was Sindhu's first big match where the entire country had her eyes on her, by the time the World Championships and Super Series Finals came, she was used to the expectations. In the 2016 Olympics, Sindhu had run out of ideas by the end of the match and Marin was finding angles that were tough for Sindhu to pick. Marin is one of the few left handers on the international circuit and that automatically gives her an upper hand in terms of finding angles but at that point of time, Sindhu was yet to mature. However, both the finals at Super Series Finals and the World Championships had a similar pattern to them - the fact that both those opponents were Japanese cannot be missed.However, what was most obvious to naked eye was how physically drained Sindhu got halfway through both those games. One can always argue that her opponents had got tired as well but clearly not as quick and as much as the Indian. And no, that Womens Todd Frazier Jersey doesn't amount to Sindhu being an unaccomplished player but rather to her style of play. Sindhu is a very tall athlete Authentic Keith Yandle Jersey and that inherently enables her to cover the court incredibly well and makes her shots from the back court very powerful. And that is exactly why she is feared on the circuit. However, her opponents have got wind of that -- they engage her in longer rallies, find acute angles and force her to play lunged forehand net shot, which is definitely not her strength.After Rio Olympics, Sindhu worked a lot on her endurance knowing that she was not the most skillful player but a lot of work still needs to be done. Since Sindhu is tall, bending back and forth takes up a lot of her energy and though, she has worked immensely and has improved that bit of her game, she needs far more endurance to eke out crucial points.,108198

Emotional Van Graan hails 'world-class' Peter O'Mahony effort

Johann Van Graan hailed his captain Peter O'Mahony who backed up his decision to stay with Munster with a man of the match performance at Welford Road. Limited Jordan Matthews Youth Home Royal Blue Nike Jersey - #87 NFL Buffalo Bills Vapor Untouchable The Ireland blindside led his team to a European first as Leicester lost their back-to-back Jimmy Smith Authentic Jersey fixtures for the first time in their storied history. Indeed, it was just the third time the Tigers had lost a home game in 36 games at their fortress. Max Pacioretty Women's Nike Navy Blue 2014 Authentic Olympic Hockey Jersey - Away Team USA #67 Jerseys And the skipper was to the fore of everything they did well, stealing two second-half lineouts at critical stages which resulted in 10 points going his side's way.The IRFU announced the 28-year-old's decision to commit his future to his home province on Friday in what was a major boost to their new coach. "I thought it was a world-class performance by a world-class player," the South African said. "The announcement of him staying, it's massive for Munster but he never made it about himself. It was all about team and about the performance. So well done to Pete for a magnificent performance. Dissecting "All credit to the pack. All credit to Jerry (Flannery), who came up with the plan; Billy Holland, who spends hours dissecting lineouts, and, you know, we came up with something this week in the lineouts and put them under quite a bit of pressure. "We also knew they had a new hooker coming onto the field in the second half who hasn't been at the club a long time and we did a lot of research on that and I thought our plans worked out quite well." The former Springboks assistant is hopeful that O'Mahony won't be the last good news for Munster fans this festive season, with CJ Stander expected to put pen to paper Womens Robert Nkemdiche Jersey on his own deal in the Jamie Collins Youth jersey coming weeks. "I think we'll just take it day by day," he said of his No 8. "There's a lot of negotiations going on behind the scenes, we'd like to create a very happy environment for our players, a place where people can grow, be themselves and play for Munster. "We want to make a club rich in tradition and also moving forward, so keeping world-class players and attracting more world-class players would be one of the big things that we look to do, so hopefully he stays." Van Graan is still adjusting to life in the Munster hot-seat and it is quite an introduction he's getting. Big wins at Thomond Park and Welford Road will be followed by a triple-header of interprovincial clashes before the Pool 4 decider against Racing 92 next month.

NFL Playoff Picture: Updated seeds after Week 15

The NFL has a new leader atop the AFC and a total of five playoff spots accounted for. That leaves seven slots left to be Pharoh Cooper Jersey claimed in the final two weeks of the season.Here's what we know heading into Monday night's Atlanta Falcons-Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup, using ESPN's Football Power Index when appropriate to indicate favorites. Nike NFL Tedric Thompson White Jersey Men's Limited: #33 Seattle Seahawks Road Vapor Untouchable Sunday's wild game in Pittsburgh helped the Patriots clinch the AFC East and reclaim the pole position for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Jaguars' 10th victory means the Patriots haven't clinched a first-round bye, but they'll have a chance to wrap that up with home games against the Bills in Week 16 and the Jets in Week 17. The catch rule bit the Steelers and probably scuttled their chances to clinch home-field advantage. Because of the head-to-head tiebreaker, they'll need to win one more game than the Patriots over the final two weeks of the season. The Steelers have already won the AFC North, but because they lost to the Jaguars in Week 5 and would thus lose a tiebreaker with Jacksonville, Pittsburgh is not yet guaranteed a first-round bye. The Jaguars clinched a playoff berth with Sunday's win over the Texans and could wrap up the AFC South with one more victory (or a Tennessee loss). But why stop there?, the Jaguars are still in play for the AFC's top seed and could win a tiebreaker with either the Patriots Womens Wendell Smallwood Jersey or Steelers, or both. Wouldn't that be an incredible turn of events at the end of a wild season? The Chiefs rebounded Saturday after allowing their AFC West lead to shrink as small as possible without losing it entirely. Their victory over the Chargers clinched the head-to-head tiebreaker between the teams, in essence giving the Chiefs a two-game lead over Los Angeles with two games to play. If you're going to lose in the midst of a playoff race, you had better hope it comes against a team in the opposite conference. Sunday's loss to the 49ers didn't help the Titans, but it didn't hurt them as much as if it had been to an Nick Vannett Jersey AFC opponent. As a result, the Titans still are positioned ahead of both the Bills and Ravens, based on the conference-record tiebreaker. FPI still gives the Titans a 68.5 percent chance to make the playoffs. For the moment, we have the Bills in the sixth seed, based on the strength of victory tiebreaker over the Ravens. But after next week, both the Bills and Ravens will have enough common games to shift the applicable tiebreaker. And so the Bills could win on Sunday at the Patriots and still drop behind the Ravens in the seedings --if the Ravens beat the Colts. Nike NFL Jerseys 2016 Nike NFL Jerseys 2016 Basketball Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Custom Jerseys Supply

Australia thrash England in Perth to regain urn

Needing 259 to make the home side bat again, the tourists lost their remaining six wickets in 34 overs to be bowled out for 218 on the fifth day.Josh Hazlewood took 5-48 for Australia, who won by an innings and 41 runs despite play being delayed by three hours because of a wet patch on the pitch. Men's Adidas Boston Celtics #20 Gordon Hayward Authentic White Home NBA JerseyWater got under the covers during overnight rain and meant ground staff had to dry the surface with leaf blowers. Hazlewood bowled Jonny Bairstow with his first delivery of the day and had Dawid Malan caught down the leg side for 54, before Pat Cummins wrapped it up by having Chris Woakes caught behind.This is Australia's seventh win in eight Ashes series down under and a regaining of the urn after England's triumph on home soil in 2015. Australia have also won eight consecutive home Tests against England, equalling a record that goes back to the 1920s.They will now target a second successive 5-0 whitewash in Australia - and third in 11 years - with matches in Melbourne and Sydney still to come. England's defence of the urn was damaged before they even named their squad, when all-rounder and talisman Ben Stokes was arrested for his part in an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Stokes did not make the trip down under, while the tourists also had to deal with the off-field distractions of Bairstow being accused of 'headbutting' Australia opener Cameron Bancroft and Lions batsman Ben Duckett pouring a drink over James Anderson. On the field, they had opportunities. Australia were reduced 76-4 and 209-7, yet still won the first Test by 10 wickets, while England were poor with ball and bat in the first innings of the second Test, with a recovery coming too late. In Perth, they slipped from 368-4 to 403 all out, then saw Australia rack up 662-9 declared. Their inexperienced players have performed admirably - Malan is their highest runscorer, Mark Stoneman and James Vince Reid Duke Jersey have each made two half-centuries and Craig Overton has impressed with the ball in his first two Tests. But, Anderson aside, England's established players have disappointed. Captain Joe Root and Alastair Cook have managed only 259 runs between and Stuart Broad's Scottie Upshall Jersey five wickets have cost 61.80 apiece. Cheap NFL Jerseys USA Cheap Jerseys NFL MLB Baseball Jerseys NHL Jerseys Cheap

Dawid Malan 'almost in tears' after reaching maiden Test century

Malan struck an unbeaten 110 to take England, who must avoid defeat to remain in the series, to 305-4 at the Waca."It's not every day you score a hundred for your country," the 30-year-old told BBC Sport. Customized Limited Men's White Road Jersey: NFL Nike Baltimore Ravens Vapor Untouchable"It was pretty emotional. I was trying to keep the tears in."The Middlesex left-hander, playing in his eighth Test, was watched by his parents and embraced by his mother as he left the field."To do it front of them, after the sacrifices they have made to get me here, is great. It's nice to repay them," he added. With England 2-0 down in the series, their hold on the Ashes looked in huge danger when they slipped to 131-4 after Archie Bradley Jersey winning the toss.But Malan added an unbroken stand of 174 with Jonny Bairstow, who remains on 75 not out. The tourists' encouraging Asdrubal Cabrera Jersey day comes after a weekend when Ben Duckett was suspended from the rest England Lions' tour games for pouring a drink over James Anderson, the latest in a number of off-field incidents concerning Joe Root's side. "It has been tough," said Malan. "We've been under the pump for things you wouldn't normally be under the pump for."The only way you get rid of these headlines is to win games of cricket, and we've put ourselves in a good position. "We have a chance to get a big score and put them under pressure on the second day."Malan made his Test James Shields Youth jerseydebut against South in the home summer.In his first innings, he was left on all fours after being bowled by Proteas' fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and did not manage a score higher than 18 in his first two games. "After those first two games I didn't think I'd ever score a run in Test cricket," he said. "I've found a way and adjusted my game so it can work at this level."Today it was my day, a few things went my way and managed to capitalise on that." Along with James Vince and Mark Stoneman, Malan was part of an unproven batting unit named in England's squad, leading to derision from some parts of the Australian media."Whether people know your name or don't know your name, it's nice to put the doubts to bed," said Malan. "The three of us have never felt under pressure, like we have had backing from the coach and the captain, it's just that every time you open a newspaper you read how bad you are. "It's nice to tick the box to prove that you can score hundreds."

Who will lead Gilas Pilipinas in 2023?

In the wake of the Philippines' triumphant bid to host the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, businessman and sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan has issued his marching orders to Chot Reyes, the head coach of the men's national basketball team. Men's CCM New York Rangers #26 Joe Kocur Authentic Royal Blue 75TH Throwback NHL JerseyAs early as now, players who will compete for the country in 2023 have to be identified and trained, Pangilinan said Thursday in a press conference. The chairman emeritus of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) pointed out that the players who are starring for Gilas Pilipinas right now cannot be expected to lead the team O. J. Simpson Womens Jersey that will compete in the World Cup in six years' time. "The players who are likely to compose the 2023 team will not be Jayson Castro or the current players that we see," said Pangilinan."We have to look to form a team for 2023," he stressed. By the time the 2023 World Cup rolls around, Castro will be 37 years old. Even current standouts like June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar will be 34 and 36 years old, respectively, and surely entering the down stretch of their careers. Pangilinan believes that the core of the 2023 team will likely come from the current crop of PBA rookies as well as some of the collegiate standouts."I think the players should be 26 to 30 (years old in 2023). People like (Roger) Pogoy, Kiefer (Ravena), Thirdy Ravena, Ricci Rivero," Pangilinan. "These are the guys who are the future players." "But we have to start training them now," he emphatically added. "We have to start training them now." Reyes acknowledged the difficulties of the challenge posed by Pangilinan, which is why he asked Authentic Mohamed Sanu Jersey for help from "all the stakeholders in basketball" – and this includes not just the PBA but also the collegiate leagues and even other commercial leagues. "We will need to plan a calendar now pa lang, and not wait until 2021 or 2022 to put that calendar together," said Reyes. "Dapat, ngayon pa lang, may plano na tayo.""As we develop the players, we develop as well the conditions to make the team at its strongest in 2023," he added. Reyes declined to mention names as Pangilinan did, saying that they have Womens T. J. Leaf Jersey yet to identify those players who can represent the country in 2023. "Pero like MVP said, it's most likely players who are between 26 and 32 years old in 2023," said the coach. "We're not discounting an exception of 22- or 23-year-olds, of course, pero most probably it's within that range," he added. Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike MLB Jerseys Usa Wholesale MLB Jerseys Baseball Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Usa

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Taylor was embraced by family members when the cards were read and, with the Principality Stadium almost full ahead of Anthony Joshua's meeting with Carlos Takam, the decision was met with a big roar. Men's Jason Kidd Swingman Orange Adidas Jersey: NBA Phoenix Suns #32 AlternateShe had labelled this the Andrej Sekera Jersey biggest night of her life, a big claim for a five-time world amateur champion and the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner.But the Bray fighter never looked in danger of suffering stage fright. She strutted into the ring with confidence and started quickly, landing several right hands in the opening two-minute round. Youth Nike Orlando Magic #32 Shaquille O'Neal Swingman Black Throwback NBA JerseySanchez, who was beaten for only the third time in 20 fights, could not shift a solitary pound despite being given two hours to do so after Friday's weigh-in.It meant only Taylor could leave Wales with the title, but the Buenos Aires fighter still found the grit to rise Eddie Goldman Authentic Jersey from a crippling blow to the body in the second round. The Argentine brought a threat of her own, landing some stinging counter punches as Taylor applied consistent pressure in a contest packed with the kind of heavy hitting which draws gasps from those Authentic Phil Rizzuto Jersey in attendance. But two rapid-fire right hands in the fifth summed up all that Taylor was about as she maintained exquisite accuracy, notably with the right hand.The cut above her eye failed to deter late on as a five-shot combination found the target in the ninth. She was simply quicker to the punch and, when the pair boxed at close quarters, Taylor always looked more willing to walk through punches and be the last of the two swinging. With a world title to her name she now carries significant collateral in chasing unification bouts or pursuing a mooted clash with UFC start Holly Holm, herself a former world boxing champion at multiple weights. Taylor will have options, but once again showed how comfortable she is on big stage as she completed her rapid ascent to the top of the pro game and built on a glorious amateur pedigree.It was very impressive given Taylor has only had seven pro fights and it comes within a year of her leaving the amateur game. One of the key factors in the making of a champion is resilience and Sanchez showed plenty of that.But throughout the contest Taylor had the edge in power and variety. She will have Sam Bradford Authentic Jersey learned much and taken much confidence from going 10 rounds at such a pace. But there were signals also of the dangers at the highest level. There were times where she was caught freely by Sanchez.But overall, a performance of great credit, well received by the huge crowd. That can only have added to her marketability. That in turn is a massive boost for women's boxing, not just in this country.

Manchester create history with 15th straight win

Manchester City set a new Premier League record of 15 consecutive wins with a 4-0 victory at bottom club Swansea.City came into the contest averaging three goals per game and made sure that record was matched inside 52 minutes with a David Silva double and Kevin De Bruyne's free-kick. Youth Nike Jacksonville Jaguars #11 Marqise Lee Teal Green Team Color Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL JerseySergio Aguero claimed the fourth five minutes from time with his 10th league goal of the season - one more than Swansea have managed.Silva has now scored four goals in his last three games and was at his brilliant best here, conducting the City orchestra with his passing and movement.City's latest win of a seemingly unstoppable campaign removed Arsenal's 14-game winning streak in 2002 from the record books. Premier Reebok Men's Tiger Williams Royal Blue New Third Jersey - NHL #22 Toronto Maple LeafsThey say Paxton Lynch Youth jersey there are no easy games in the Premier League, but this was as straightforward as it gets with City enjoying 78 per cent Brandon Marshall Authentic Jersey possession.Pep Guardiola's side were in cruise control long before going two goals up inside 34 minutes, forcing Swansea to cover vast acres of turf without the ball. Swansea's performance was one of commitment and effort, yet the gulf between the two sides was predictably huge.City did not even have to be at their giddy best during an opening quarter in which they made more Michael Ferland Youth jersey mistakes than in winning the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday. The recalled Aguero, in particular, had a frustrating first half as he found the side netting in the fifth minute and then twice headed over when well placed.Fernandinho's 25-yard drive brought a fine stop from Lukasz Fabianski, but Swansea broke the Igor Larionov Youth jersey early siege when Roque Mesa released Jordan Ayew. The Ghanaian carried the ball fully 50 yards but the sprawling Ederson was equal to his effort.Nicolas Otamendi thrashed wide when Fabianski flapped at a cross as City continued to seek the finishing touch to their complete control. It came after 27 minutes when Bernardo Silva pounced on Mesa's wayward pass and cross for namesake David to break the deadlock with a nonchalant flick. Fabianksi soon pushed out Aguero's low effort, but the goalkeeper beaten again when De Bruyne's from the left skimmed past him in a crowded goalmouth.City should have been out sight within 45 seconds of the restart when David Silva played a one-two with Aguero before sending the ball wide with the goal at his mercy. But the Spaniard was not to be denied after Fabianski had again prevented Aguero from opening his account.Raheem Sterling broke down the right and David Silva took his pass to coolly chip over Fabianski from a few yards out. Swansea almost reduced the deficit when Mesa's shot took a wicked deflection off Fabian Delph, but Ederson switched direction in a flash to make an excellent save.It was a rare moment of concern on a night when City's title-winning credentials were again clear for all to see. Nike NFL Jerseys 2016 Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Baseball JerseysMLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Elite Cheap NBA Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Online