q12345Avatar de q1234512 883 billets | Profil Recherche Google

ce blog tous
Derniers billets Connexion



e showing off, Dooley quoted Hayes as saying over Sm

Warm-up matches, say players and coaches, are for getting miles in legs, adapting to local climes, choosing a team and forming a plan for that XI. Capitals T-Shirts Sale Online . If this is the criteria, then Englands three days - it was supposed to be four, but for a soggy outfield - at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong can be filed under successes.The most important selection headache was solved as Alastair Cook hopped off a plane at Chittagong Airport on Monday afternoon, back in time for his 134th Test match, which will make him Englands most-capped player, overtaking Alec Stewart. The plan for Cook, to head home for the birth of his second child, could hardly have gone better. On Tuesday, as the rest of the squad enjoy a day on the golf course or by the pool, Cook will head to the nets; he felt in fine fettle on his week-long jaunt to Bangladesh during the ODI series, and two days training should be adequate for a man of his experience.What of the other ten players, then? Haseeb Hameed and Ben Duckett, the candidates to open with Cook, had fine weekends, each living up to their billing. After scoring his third and fourth half-centuries and not being dismissed across 164 deliveries, Duckett will surely debut, but Hameeds efforts mean it will likely be from No.4.The sight of Gary Ballance wandering out after tea, only when Hameeds 125-ball 57 had been retired, seemed to confirm there was a vacancy in the middle order. Ballance was another to go unbeaten over the two innings - with 27 then 36 - but he lacked comfort or fluency. Jos Buttlers chances seem to be over for now (he made 4, including a dropped catch, before slicing to point), although it would be a great surprise if he does not play at some stage during the seven Tests before Christmas; Trevor Bayliss, Englands coach, remains desperate to get him in.Perhaps the most heartening aspect of Ducketts performances was that he displayed various gears. Sure, Saturdays innings was a mighty impressive display of dash and timing, but on Monday, he dug in; his first 25 runs took 70 balls before he scored 27 off his next 21. The unorthodoxy displayed during the ODI series - when he was not at his most fluent, but battled hard - was back, with reverse sweeps and peculiar scoring areas. By lunch on Monday, Bayliss had seen enough, even if the birthday boy (22 today) wanted to bat on.Hameed conformed to type. His forward defensive is an oft-seen, elegant lunge, with the ball seldom failing to connect with his bats middle. He leaves as much as he can, off seam and spin, but does have boundary options, seen most notably when he sent three consecutive deliveries from Ebadat Hossain for four with a straight drive, a late cut, then a pull. For all the Boycott talk, Bangladeshs bowling coach Courtney Walsh thinks he resembles Mike Atherton, but his team-mates are reminded of Joe Root in India in 2012 - boyish, skinny (and running plenty of twos as a result) but ready. A debut surely awaits.Root will bat at No 3, with the moveable feast of allrounders Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow between No.5 and No.7; it is unclear in which order they will appear, but all three have plenty of responsibility in the field, so it may be fluid. Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid, who was kept under wraps here, will follow, with Gareth Batty likely to beat Zafar Ansari to the third spinners position, and Stuart Broad batting at No.11. All eleven players will have first-class hundreds.England learnt just as much in the field, and improved markedly as the bowlers located their rhythm and acclimatised to the searing heat on a flat pitch. There were two dropped catches in 44 overs on Saturday, but none in 75 on Sunday, while Root will have plenty to feed back to Cook about field placings. Both Bairstow and Buttler have had a go behind the stumps, and three short legs have been trialled too, but Hameed seems the favoured option.Certainly, all-out attack with the new ball - which did not swing much for Woakes - seems unlikely, and Root soon had close catchers in front of the bat instead of a packed cordon. The lack of swing, coupled with the morning session hosting the most brutal heat of the day, may see a defensive approach early on. While reverse was not found here - perhaps because the outfield was more vegetable patch than lawn and the pitch was flat and unabrasive - England expect to find it at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.Finn all but confirmed the plan to use three seamers (of which he does not think he will be one) and three spinners - pending a pitch inspection on Wednesday, of course. But the last lesson England learned here came from Bangladesh themselves: by including in their 14-man squad four specialist spinners and just two seamers - who may not even both play - the tourists know precisely the challenge ahead. . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. . Hargreaves began his career in 2008 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and has played with the Edmonton Eskimos and last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. NEW ORLEANS -- Former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas told a jury Wednesday that he thought a heated argument between retired Saints star Will Smith and an irate driver had cooled -- but then he heard gunshots and turned to see his friend being gunned down.After the shooting stopped I stood there in shock. Telling myself that didnt happen, Thomas said, his voice shaking. Telling myself he didnt just kill one of my friends, my former teammate.Thomas, who spent eight seasons with the Saints, said he walked up to the SUV to confirm his fear, and peered through the passenger window to see Smiths body slouched over the steering wheel.Nobody disputes that Smiths killer was Cardell Hayes, 29, a former semi-pro football player and owner of a tow-truck business. At dispute in the second-degree murder trial is whether Hayes legitimately feared for his life in a post-collision confrontation with Smith and others.He also wounded Smiths wife, Racquel, in the legs, before surrendering to police at the scene.Thomas testimony is the latest to bolster the prosecutions scenario of how the shooting unfolded: The Smiths were out for the evening with friends after a festival in the French Quarter, and were traveling in three different vehicles.At one point, Smiths Mercedes SUV stopped short behind an orange Hummer, perhaps lightly striking it, before steering around it and continuing downtown. Moments later, the Hummer, driven by Hayes, rammed into the rear of Smiths vehicle, and both men got out to confront each other.Prosecutors and their witnesses say Racquel had calmed her husband and the argument had subsided when Hayes fired, hitting her in the legs, followed by a bullet to Smiths side and seven more in his back.In opening statements and cross examinations, defense attorneys John Fuller and Jay Daniels have questioned the credibility of prosecution witnesses while insisting that Hayes fired because he feared that Smith was returning to his vehicle to fetch his own gun.The Hummers crash into Smiths SUV, they suggested, was an accident that happened as Hayes was trying to report Smiths license plate number on a 911 call.Fuller noted that Smith had been drinking at the festival, a bar and two restaaurants earlier that night, but Thomas insisted that Smith showed no signs of being out of control, and resisted suggestions during cross examination that he was trying to burnish Smiths image. .I want justice, he told Fuller at one point.Thomas had been in a car that was ahead of the accident scene.Another Smith family friend, Rebecca Dooley testified Wednesday that Hayes shouted taunts at the slain mans body, sounding evil and showing no remorse.Dooley and her husband were riding with Smith and his wife when the Hummer slammed into them.They just both seemed angry: Will saying `You hit my car, `Mr. Hayes saying, `You hit me first, then back and forth, back and forth, Dooley testified.Dooley said her husband and Hayes passenger also had words, and that the passenger took a swing at her husband. But she said no physical contact was made among any of those arguing, and she too thought tempers had calmed.Then, she said: I see Mr. Hayes walking toward Will with a gun pointed at him. I hear shots fired. I see Wills body jolt.Look at you now. You were showing off, Dooley quoted Hayes as saying over Smiths slumped body.It just sounded like there was no remorse -- evil kind of sounding, Dooley testified.Then, she said, I heard Mr. Hayes say, `Wheres that white boy at?At that point I though he was looking for my husband, she said, but no other shots were fired.Contradicting a developing defense narrative, Dooley and Thomas said they never heard Smith threaten to fetch a gun before he was shot.Dooleys husband, Richard Hernandez, also took the stand Wednesday, and the defense pointed to inconsistencies in his testimony as well as a discrepancy between his account and what his wife apparently told police.Fuller noted that Hernandez testified at one point that the drivers were calm after the accident but also said he pulled his shirt off, expecting a fight. Fuller also said that Dooley had told police that a passenger in Hayes Hummer, Kevin ONeal, tried to calm the situation down.But Hernandez, who had argued with ONeal at the scene, characterized ONeal as aggressive. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '